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Friday June 8th, 2018

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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 www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Elizabeth-Freeman. 

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

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I so so so miss Libby and Jerry. Nicest sweetest friends I ever had.

Donna Stephens Jun 16 2019 12:00 AM

She was a great person.

John Example Post Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM