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Elizabeth (Libby) Jane Freeman

d. June 2, 2018

Elizabeth (Libby) Jane Freeman

ELIZABETH "LIBBY" JANE FREEMAN,  age 50 of Athens, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Athens, Tenn.

She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a daughter of the late R B and Cecil Odella Hicks Rogers and a member of East Niota Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by:

  • Husband: Jerry Lee Freeman on Jan. 1, 2018
  • Sisters: Jena Shell and Brenda Ann Lawson;
  • Brothers: Jim Rogers, Jerry Rogers, and Randy Rogers


  • Son and daughter-in-law: Paul and Tamara Messer of Athens
  • Daughters and son-in-law: Brandy and Buddy Davis of Sweetwater and Kascey Lee Freeman of Athens
  • Brothers and sisters-in-law: Mark and Tessie Rogers of Athens and Jack and Libby Rogers of Chattanooga
  • Sisters and brother-in-law: Judy Bryan of Athens and Ginger and Todd Holt of Athens
  • Grandchildren: Ricky, William, Bradon, Kyia, Katelynn, and Jordyn, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Earl Farris officiating.

Interment will follow in Millers Chapel Cemetery, 619 Turkey Creek Rd., Tellico Plains, Tenn. at 4:30 P.M. 

Active pallbearers will be Mark Rogers, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Davis, Jerry Denton, Todd Holt, Bruce Yarbrough, Terry Freeman, and Mike Dixon.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon till 2:00 P.M. Friday in the funeral home prior to the service.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to 

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

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