Elizabeth Keech Barnes

August 6, 1931May 27, 2014

Elizabeth Keech Barnes, 82 of Seymour, Tn. passed away Tuesday, May 27th at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Barnes Jr., her father Dallas Keech, her mother Maggie Hopkins Keech, her brothers Jewell Mercer, Joseph Keech and James Keech and her sisters Cleo Peele and Hazel Carawan.

Elizabeth, known by family and friends as "Libby", was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Seymour. She is survived by her daughters Linda Mayo and Debora Musgrove. A son Thomas Barnes and wife Martha of Chula Vista, California, seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeremy, Dawna, Elizabeth, Tommy, Katie and Kristie, and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother and sister, Fred Keech and Virginia Schroeder.

Her service will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Lakeside Chapel, Greenleaf Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, June 1, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, May 31, 2014

Elizabeth Keech Barnes

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Jen Carawan-Schliesman

June 5, 2014

Libby was my Great-Aunt. Her sister Hazel was my Grand Mother. Libby reminded me so much of my Grandmother. She always wrote me letters and sent cards on holidays. A wonderful soul. I will miss her greatly.

Johnson Family

June 2, 2014

My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17)