Freida Bright Rose, 87, of Athens, died Friday, April 5, 2019 at NHC of Athens.
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She was a native of Loudon County and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late W.L. Bright and Margaret McKinley Bright. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Rose, a daughter, Cathy R. Jones, sisters, Carole Jane and Betty Ann Bright and brothers, W.L. Bright, Jr. and Ron Bright.
Freida was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Carl Fleckner of San Diego, Cal and Nancy and Silas Biddison of Kingsport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Kathy Rose of Hendersonville, TN and Paul and Kristen Rose of Johnson City,TN; nine granddaughters, Sarah (Jason) Underhill, Rachel (Doug) Murray, Callie Fleckner, Bethany (Nick) Perry, Victoria (Neal) Wilson, Emily (Kyle) Cothran, Anna (John) Ross, Kara (Matt) Conley and, Krista Rose; three grandsons, Andrew (Stephanie) Jones, Matthew Rose and Max Fleckner; and thirteen great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Andrew Jones officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be relatives.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association NE/SE TN Chapter, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 22, Chattanooga, TN 37421.