Helen Lee Saffles, age 75 of Athens, passed away on March 29,2018, at her residence surrounded by family.  

A native of Englewood and a life-long resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Earl & Esta Lee of Englewood, Tenn., and was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Lee.  

A former employee of Johnson Controls and a member at Antioch Baptist Church.   She was a loving wife, mother & “mamaw.”

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Dan Saffles; Three Daughters and son-in-law: Tammye Proveaux of Athens, Dana and Bill Harmon of Riceville and Leslie Helton of Madisonville; One son and daughter-in-law,  Earl and Mandi Saffles of Englewood; Eight grandchildren: Jake, Hunter, Levi & Luke Saffles, Tyler Kile, Traven Proveaux, Kasey and Kami Harmon; Three great grandchildren, Haleigh, Jayce & Camden Saffles; One brother, Doug Lee of Englewood; Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7:00 PM, Saturday, March 31st with Rev. Larry Arwood and Rev. Bob Thomas officiating.

Graveside will be Monday, April 2nd at 11:00 am at Hopewell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Madisonville, TN. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM, Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home. 

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