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“seth i was sad to hear about what happened.i watched you two grow up while you played ball with cody on bills team.you all were real sweet.you are in...Read More »
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“My deepest sympathy to the family of Rachel and Freda. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May it comfort you to know they are in God's arms and...Read More »
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“From the time I heard what had happened it shocked me in such a way that all I could say is why are these people lying. I really didn't know Freda or...Read More »
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“Although we did not know the Elliott family, our hearts were deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy. We can only hope that God will use this...Read More »
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“My sincere sympathy to the whole family of Rachel, Freda and Seth. I haven't seen Rachel and Seth since they were small children, but I knew Freda...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jo McKee

“I just want to say I'm very sorry about the loss of Rachel and her Loving mother.Rachel was a sweet person & the best employee SantaFe has ever had.I...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: The Hughes Family

“I am originally from Mt. Pleasant and was very saddened by the news of this family and the loss of a recent Mt. Pleasant graduate with very high...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Meredith

“i just wanted to say im very sorry about the loss of rachel and her mother.rachel was a sweet person and was always there to listen.i was in band...Read More »
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“though i did not know the family my heart and prayers go out to the family.i know how it feels to lose a loved one i recently lost my mother and...Read More »
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“I am so sorry about the lost of Freda and Rachel, words cannot be express on the feelings that we all have to the family. We love you and surround...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“i just wanted to say how sorry i am to hear about this. Rachel was alway's a very nice girl and very well mannered. God bless her family,friends. and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Tara

“I did not know this family but this tragedy has touched me in ways I cannot understand. To the Elliot family, my deepest sympathies go out to each...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara

“To the family of Freda and Rachel, I am so sorry for your loss! All of our prayers will be with you. ”
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Rachel Nicole Elliott

Rachel Nicole Elliott, 18, 2004 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and employee of Santa Fe Steak House, died Thursday, June 24, 2004 at her residence on Forrest Ridge Trail in the Culleoka Community.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the West Seventh Street Church of Christ with Burton Daimwood and Randy Kersey officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Beans Creek Church of Christ Cemetery in Coffee County. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Elliott Family Trust Fund at any branch of First Farmers & Merchants National Bank. Notes of sympathy may be sent to www.oakesandnichols.com.

The Columbia native was the daughter of the late Freda Louise Winton Elliott and a member of the Ephesus Church of Christ.

Salutatorian of the 2004 graduating class of Mt. Pleasant High School, she had been accepted as a member of the Freshman Class at Freed-Hardeman University.

An outstanding student during four years at Mt. Pleasant High School, her activities included membership in Future Farmers of America, grades 9 through 12, serving as Sentinel and Secretary; Business Professionals of America, grades 10 through 12, serving as Parliamentarian as a Senior; Interact Club, grades 9 through 12, Board of Directors; Beta Club, grades 9 through 12, serving as Senior Treasurer; Band, grades 9 through 12, serving as Sophomore Librarian, Senior 1st Lieutenant, Junior and Senior Guard Captain; featured in Who's Who, grades 9 through 12; Senior Salutatorian; High Honor Roll, grades 9 through 12; National Honor Roll; Freshman Algebra I Math Team; Freshman FFA Star Greenhand Award; Star Chapter as a Sophomore; elected to Girls State as a Junior; Most Improved as a Junior and Senior; elected Most Likely to Succeed in Senior Class; State Finalist in Business Professionals of America Public Speaking Contest as a Sophomore and Senior, placing second in State; selected to First Farmers & Merchants National Bank Student Advisory Board as a Senior; also as a Senior, selected as a member of the Tennessee Tech University Honor Band and Middle Tennessee State University Honor Band.

She is survived by a brother, Seth Thomas Elliott of Culleoka; maternal grandparents, Bobby L. and Marie Medley Winton of Manchester; maternal great-grandmother, Winnie Winter of Manchester; paternal grandmother, Ruby Elliott of Winchester.

Active pallbearers are fellow Band members Tristen Spraque, Josh Wilhite, Devan Davenport, Jay Cooper and fellow FFA members Caleb Hinson, Dewayne Glass, Eric White, Shawn Blocker. Honorary pallbearers are other members of the Band, Future Farmers of America and 2004 Class of Mt. Pleasant High School.

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