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Rachel Louise Stephens

February 14, 1951 — August 12, 2021

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 .

Survivors;
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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Visitation

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home

521 N Jackson St, Athens, TN 37303

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home

521 N Jackson St, Athens, TN 37303

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

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