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Stanley Wallace Ahrends

Stan Ahrends

Stanley Wallace Ahrends, 90, of Mountain City, died peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2018. Loving husband of the late Mary Nave Ahrends, devoted father of James W. Ahrends and the late Linda A. Ahrends, dear grandfather of Heather E. Ahrends (Christopher D. Ware, Jr.), and loving great-grandfather of Christopher D. Ware, III. Stan was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, earned his Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, was a United State Air Force fighter pilot in the Korean War, and went on to a successful career as a nuclear engineer, retiring from the Department of Energy (Oak Ridge) in 1987. Mary and Stan retired to Mountain City, where Stan raised Black Angus cattle and Mary ran Hidden Acres Bed & Breakfast for 6 years prior to her passing in 1994.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 128 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN. A service in celebration of Stan’s life will follow at 2:00pm at the church.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center, 128 College Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. Arrangements are being handled by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at