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Francis "Sonny" Zane Athey

September 20, 1934 April 4, 2017
Francis "Sonny" Zane  Athey
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Francis “Sonny” Zane Athey, age 82, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was born on September 20, 1934 in New Matamoras. Ohio, son of the late Francis Asbury Athey and Blanch Elizabeth Byers Athey. He served in the United States Army. He was a retired power house operator with Owens Illinois. Francis was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia.
Francis is survived by his wife of 59 plus years, Mildred “Millie” Athey; daughter: Sherri Shepard and her husband, Charles; son: Francis Zane Athey II; grand daughters: Angela Woodburn, Kaitlyn Woodburn and Ashley Athey; brother: Robert Athey; two nephews, two sister-in-laws and one brother-in-law; several cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Jean Athey Myers; brother-in-law: Morris Myers; sister-in-law: Nancy Athey.
Per his wishes, he was cremated and no services planned at this time.
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Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville has charge of the arrangements. 770-489-2818

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