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Sylvia Anne (Cochran) Cressler

September 24, 1946 ~ June 27, 2022 (age 75)


Sylvia Cochran Cressler, age 75, of Morristown, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022.  She was born September 24, 1946 at Brown Hospital in Royston, GA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron Sylvanius and Mattie Anne Macomson Cochran; along with many aunts and uncles that she loved dearly.

She is survived by her daughter, Erin M. Monk-Tharp; son-in-law, J. Michael Tharp; granddaughter, Lorelei Tharp; grandson, Tucker Tharp; along with numerous cousins and other loved ones.

She loved animals and leaves behind three cats, Gracie, Shadow and Coco and one dog, Georgie.

She moved to Oak Ridge, TN in 1966 and then to Knoxville in the early 70's with her then husband, Thomas Hugh Monk, where she lived until 2019 when she moved to Morristown, TN to be closer to her daughter’s family.

She was a member of the last graduating class of Royston High School in 1964.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1970, while there she taught at Oak Ridge High School.

She was a social worker at Lakeshore Mental Institute in Knoxville before she went to work for the State of Tennessee in social services.  She retired in 2011.

She was a member of the Samuel Doak Chapter of the DAR in Morristown, TN.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Young Williams Animas Center, https://www.youngwilliams.org, or Serenity House, Friends of Hospice, https://hospicefriends.org.

Mrs. Cressler is being returned to Ginn Funeral Home in Carnesville, GA for funeral services and burial at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Local arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.

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Funeral Services are to be planned at Ginn Funeral Home in Carnesville, GA

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