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Linda Joyce Thompson

May 27, 1946 — May 22, 2017

Linda Joyce Russell Thompson, age 70, of Etowah, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Starr Regional Medical Center of Etowah. Born in Etowah on May 27, 1946 to the late William Paul and Julia Amylee Hembree Russell , she had lived in Loudon County for several years and moved back to McMinn County in 2013. She was a loving mother and will be greatly missed by her family whom she loved.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Buddy Thompson.

Survivors include her sons, Christopher Hunt of Middlesboro, KY and  Chris Thompson and wife Trina of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Rylan, Raegan, Isaiah, Josiah, Ella, Elijah, and Maggie; brothers, Jeff Russell  of Ocala, Florida and Andy Russell and  wife Elizabeth of Etowah; niece  Olivia Russell , nephew, Dylan Russell; and special friend Julie Gibson.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at

Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

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