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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Tuesday August 17th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Tuesday August 17th, 2021

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Graveside Service

McMinn Memory Gardens
Wednesday August 18th, 2021

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Rachel Louise Stephens

Rachel Louise Stephens, age 70 of Athens, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. A native of Bowdon, Ga and resident of McMinn County most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Irene Haney Sliger. She loved to sew, go to the beach. and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was retired from Johns Manville and attended Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddy Stephens; son, Joseph "Todd" Stephens; two brothers, Doug Sliger and Cecil Farlow; and sister, Juanita Winder .

One son and daughter-in-law; Tim and Jan Stephens of Athens; Daughter-in-law, Susan Stephens; Six grandchildren and spouses, Nathan and Rachel Stephens, Leah Stephens, Darby Stephens and Gabe Stephens, Kayla and Colby Thornton and Rachael and Derek Johnson. Two great-grandchildren, William Thornton and Ezekiel Johnson; Sister, Pat McDonald. Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Stephens officiating. The graveside service will be 11am Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Tuesday before the service. The family requests masks to be required. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Rachel-Stephens Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Rachel Stephens

Becky Gibson and Shirley Eubanks Sep 13 2021 11:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rachel Stephens

Danny&Glenda Stephens Aug 16 2021 6:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rachel Stephens

Mary Helen McMillan Aug 16 2021 6:14 PM

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Eva Hale Aug 16 2021 12:15 PM