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Freda Mae Rash, age 81, of Trade, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Friday, December 21, 2012, at her home. She was born on March 23, 1931 to the late Clyde Barlow and Glenna Osborne Barlow. In addition to her parents, Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Rash; sister, Maxine Brown; brothers, Joseph A. Barlow, Jack Barlow, Carl Barlow and Earnest ‘Gib’ Barlow.
Freda retired from Levi-Strauss. She loved gardening, being outdoors and around the farm. Freda loved more than anything to spend time with her family, especially her granddaughter. She attended Mountain View Independent Methodist Church.
Freda is survived by her daughters: Della Mae Rash of the home and Karen Rash Manuel of Trade, TN; granddaughter: Janel Manuel of Trade, TN; sisters: Gladys Lintecum of Martinsville, VA, Gail Eastridge of Mountain City, TN, Gearldine Ballue of Creston, NC, and Charlotte Farmer and husband Earnest of Creston, NC; several nieces and nephews and her neighbors Don and Peggy Rogers.
The family received friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. with Mike Farmer and Tommy Stephens officiating.
Graveside service and interment followed from the Rash-Snyder Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Whitey Farmer, Anthony Farmer, Cory Fenn, Darrell Barlow, Brian Barlow, Don Rogers and Herbie Adams. Honorary Pallbearers were Burman Mains, Earl Greer, Virgil Greer and Junior Greer.
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The family of Freda Mae Rash has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.