Joan Marie Best
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Joan Marie Best, 61, a resident of Athens, passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on March 15, 1951, in Stevens Point, Wis., a daughter of the late Keith and Ann McIntyre.

She had been a resident of Athens for the past 10 years, having moved there from Florida. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Mount Harmony Baptist Church.

She owned and operated the Real Estate Marketplace and also Annabelle’s Bridal Store. She was also a gifted florist, past member of the Lions Club and a member of the Tennessee Board of Realtors.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 10 years, George Best; one daughter, Dana Dain of Waupaca, Wis.; two sons: William Keith Dain (Jo) of Manawa, Wis., and Martin John Dain (Heather) of Athens; two sisters: Janice Barnhart of Waupaca and Judith Dain (Rodney) of Weyauwega, Wis.; one brother, Jim McIntyre (Andrea) of Palm Coast, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous other extended family members and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mount Harmony Baptist Church, located at 130 County Road 362, Niota TN 37826, with the Rev. Stanley Hammonds officiating.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Joan and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to assist the Best family with these arrangements.