Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Counts, 64, of Prosperity, Monday, died February 2, 2015 at her residence.

Born on July 5, 1950, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Doris Montjoy Brown. She was a 1970 graduate of Newberry High School and worked as a dental assistant in Prosperity for over 46 years, currently for Dr. Tony Chibbaro.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Johnny S. Counts; a daughter, Candice Counts (Blake) Sheppard of Silverstreet, two granddaughters, Elizabeth Reese Sheppard and Layla Blake Sheppard; a sister, Lois Brown (Buster) Bowers of Prosperity; Nieces, Tracy Bowers (Chuck) Bledsoe and Elizabeth Ann Bowers (Dan) Weaver; great-niece, Hadley Grace Weaver; great-nephews, Evan Troy Weaver and Hunter Evan Moore. She was predeceased by a brother, Marvin Ray Brown.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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#57 Amy & Tommy Amick 2015-03-05 19:07
Yours was a beautiful love story. Libby will be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#56 Jean Counts 2015-02-18 10:56
Lois,Johnny,and Family,
Many prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
#55 susan kinard 2015-02-09 16:49
so sorry to hear of Ms Libbys passing may God wrap his arms around you all an give you peace an comfort I will miss her smiling face when I go to dentist She will be missed
#54 Patrice Porter-McAbe 2015-02-09 15:44
Johnny, I am so sorry about your loss. Lifting you up in prayers. Patrice Porter=McAbee
#53 Jean Bedenbaugh 2015-02-08 00:11
Johnny and Candice and family -- I am so sorry. You will miss her and even speak out loud to her a lot but she would want you to take care of yourself and concentrate on keeping memories of her and the family alive. Libby was such a great cook and always remembered how much I loved her mashed potatoes. I know her and mom are having a "liver nip" cook-off in heaven.
#52 Barbara & Les Kinard 2015-02-07 11:35
Johnny, You and Candice are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Always cherish your memories!
#51 Joyce Jewell 2015-02-07 11:18
Dear Johnny and Lois and family.

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. As we get ready to go to Libby's memorial service we feel so sad to think of how much we will miss seeing the kind face of Libby at Dr. Chibbaro office and hearing of you and the little ones. She was one of the sweetest we have known and will pray for you and your family.

Marty, Joyce and Lisa Jewell
#50 Bridget Pitts Boukni 2015-02-06 19:24
Mr. Johnny, Candice & family
We are thinking of you so much during this difficult time. Mrs. Libby was such a sweet lady. I'll never forget how she sat on my backdoor steps and we talked & talked one day. Our deepest sympathy, you'll be in our thoughts and prayers! Please call us if you need anything or just want to talk! Love to all...
Michael, Bridget, Taylor, Kruz
#49 Edith Kinard 2015-02-06 13:21
Our hearts are hurting for all of you! Praying for God's peace!Libby was such a special person! Edith and Hubert.
#48 Jackie Haltiwanger 2015-02-06 09:02
I am so sorry to hear of Ms.Libby's passing. She was a sweet, kind, caring person. She will truly be missed.
May God bless you in your time of sorrow.
#47 Debbie and Paul Wer 2015-02-06 08:24
JOHNNY and Candace We are sorry to here about Libby. Our prayers are with you and the family.
#46 Robby Bannister 2015-02-05 23:22
Johnny I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and the rest of your family. I pray God will give you and your family strength,comfor t and peace during this time.
#45 Pam Shepard 2015-02-05 14:20
Johnny, I am so sorry for your loss. Libby was such a sweet lady. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
#44 Dovie Franklin 2015-02-05 12:13
Johnny, Candice and family- Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of Mrs. Libby. She was a beautiful soul, and will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her! Prayers will continue for the family.
Dovie, Dave and Gunnar Franklin
#43 Richard&JuliaEasterl 2015-02-05 11:50
Johnny, Candice & Family, we are very saddened to hear about Libby. We are lifting you up in our prayers; may you receive comfort and peace from our Father in Heaven.
With deepest sympathy,
Richard & Julia Easterlin
#42 Shelia Bannister 2015-02-05 11:21
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort. Roy, Clara Nell, Joyce and Shelia
#41 Debbie Shealy Cromer 2015-02-05 08:39
Johnny, please know that you and your family our in my thoughts and prayers.
#40 Libby Mills Campbell 2015-02-05 08:18
Johnny, Candice, Lois and family,

There are angels masquerading as people walking around the earth and Libby was the sweetest angel of them all.

Love, Libby #2
#39 Larissa Anstead 2015-02-04 21:20
Johnny and family I am so very sorry for the sudden loss of Libby, I am Larissa Brown Anstead, Olin Browns daughter, we are the ones who live in NC, it has been many years since we've seen you all and one of my main regrets as a family is that our family drifted apart and we were not all close like when we were young. I used to could not wait to get to Newberry, what we always referred to as home, the first place I wanted to go was to see Libby and Lois, Many happy memories were made, she was so loving and patient, I remember so well when you and she were dating! She used to say she was going to get her one young enough to raise the way she wanted him, I know she loved you dearly, and will be greatly missed, a sudden loss is so tragic, I lost one of my sons almost 4 years ago unexpectedly and I know how very hard it is. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Larissa
#38 Jim and Mary William 2015-02-04 20:38
You and your family have our condolence. We will certainly miss Libby. We remember her love for cats, especially when we had a cat. She was a gracious person to step in and feed it. May you feel the strong yet tender arms of God that embrace you all at this time.
#37 Cynthia & James Hamm 2015-02-04 18:25
We are so very sorry for your loss. I know that you'll will miss her deeply. It is so very hard to loss a loved one. She grew up in our family and will never be forgotten to us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you'll. Cynthia Brown Hamm and James
#36 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2015-02-04 18:09
Johnny & Candice, David & I send our sincerest sympathy to you in your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you always! David & Cheryl Bedenbaugh
#35 Lonnette Turner 2015-02-04 17:41
Johnny,Candice, and family , I'm so very sorry to hear about Libby . I've know her all my life and grew up just 2 houses down from them. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
#34 BETTY BROWN 2015-02-04 16:50
I"m so saddened by the lost of Libby My though and prayers are with so sorry for you lost God has gained another Angel you will be missed...so R.I.P. MY ANGEL!!!! Love you Aunt Betty
#33 Lori Koon-Alonso 2015-02-04 13:53
Mr. Johnny, Candice and Family...
I was so sorry to hear about Miss Libby!! She was always smiling, always so sweet, and always bragging about her GIRLS!
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Eric, Lori and Amelia Alonso
#32 Ellen Mack 2015-02-04 13:38
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. So sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you.

James & Ellen Mack
#31 Marti Flaherty 2015-02-04 12:31
Johnny,Candice and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
#30 Julie Freeman 2015-02-04 10:17
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
#29 Crystal Harmon 2015-02-04 10:15
Words cannot describe how very sorry I am for your loss. She was such a beautiful person (inside and out). My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace, understanding, and strength during this difficult time.
#28 Phyllis & Henry J. 2015-02-04 08:58
Johnny and Candice,
Please know we are thinking and praying for you to have the strength to go through this terrible time. We send our love to all of you and will always remember that wonderful smile whenever we saw Libby.
#27 Kellie Moore 2015-02-04 08:57
Candice, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#26 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-02-04 08:43
Our family extends our deepest sympathy on your loss. Libby always was a fine lady. Written words can never ease the grief you feel, but I hope you find comfort in the concerns of friends. May God be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#25 Cindy Zobel Farr 2015-02-04 08:17
Johnny and Family, So saddened to hear about Libby... such a sweet lady. She will be missed. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.
#24 nancy stoudemire 2015-02-04 07:48
so very sorry for your loss. the Stoudemire and Alewine families
#23 Bennie Sue Hiller 2015-02-04 05:30
To Johnny , Candice,and family. I was very
sorry to hear about LIbby. You have my deepest
Sumpathy. May God keep you in his care.
#22 Kevin & Johnette 2015-02-03 22:56
Mr. Johnny, Candice, Blake, Reese, Layla and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your church family is praying for strength, peace and comfort during this extremely difficult time. May your fond memories guide you through the days ahead. In Christian Love,

Kevin, Johnette, Ashlyn, Braxton and Jayden Kinard
#21 Janice Meeks 2015-02-03 22:30
I am so sad to learn of your loss. I used to play softball with Libby at the Oakland ballfield when we were growing up. She was a very sweet and kind person. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#20 Steve and Lynn Koon 2015-02-03 21:43
Johnny, Candice and family, please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers! May God give you the strength to get through this hard time. Just know you have many who love and are praying for you. Steve and Lynn
#19 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2015-02-03 20:58
Johnny, so sorry to hear about Libby. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
Dan & Robbie Koon DeFreese
#18 The Branton Family 2015-02-03 20:58
Our deepest sympathy. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
#17 Rhonda Johnson 2015-02-03 20:25
Dear Candice and family, I am saddened by your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rhonda Johnson
#16 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-02-03 20:00
Johnny, Lois and all the family,
We are saddened to hear about Libby's passing. Hold on to the wonderful memories you have of her. May the love of our Lord give you peace and console you all during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Much Love, Debra and Derrill Taylor
#15 Lynn Grimsley 2015-02-03 19:49
I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you guys are in my thoughts and prayers.
#14 Fomby Family 2015-02-03 18:56
Johhny and the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
#13 Tara Price 2015-02-03 18:23
Mr. Johnny & Candice my prayers are with you. Mrs. Libby was a remarkable & kind lady. Always loved talking with her.
#12 Lisa Stribble 2015-02-03 18:19
Johnny and Candice I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
#11 Linda Richardson 2015-02-03 18:01
Eddie and I are so sorry for your loss
May God give you peace and comfort
She was a great lady whom loved all
#10 Riley &Cecilia Odum 2015-02-03 17:53
Prayers for your family. Sorry for your loss.
#9 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-02-03 17:53
Our deepest sympathy, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,

Gaynell & Patricia Amick
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#8 Sharon V Burdette 2015-02-03 17:50
Johnny and family,
I am in shock to learn of Libby's passing. She was a dear friend so many years ago and I feel like we kept in touch via my Mama. May God help you find peace during this difficult time. Johnny - you know me as Sharon Vaughn from Dr. Wessinger's. You and Libby gave me a favorite "T" - remember? Hugs to you.
#7 EPTING 2015-02-03 16:59
Johnny, Candice, and Family, We were so sad to hear of Libby's passing. You are all in our prayers!

Brian & Lorie E Hawkins
Paula Epting
#6 Sylvia&Joe Moore 2015-02-03 16:17
Johnny and family,we are sorry to hear about Libby.She was a very sweet person and will be missed.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#5 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-02-03 16:12
Johnny, Candice and family, I am so sorry and also shocked to hear about Libby. She was such a sweet, friendly and personal lady. I remember when you and she were dating. A long time ago. You shared many happy years together. I am just so saddened by this news. Please ask God for his strength to guide you during the coming days. Through God anything is possible. May you find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. You are in our prayers.
#4 Donna Jacobs 2015-02-03 16:07
Johnny, Candice, and family, I was shocked and truly shocked to learn of Libby's passing. She was truly a caring and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. You now have a special angel in heaven watching over you. My love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. GOD bless and keep you. Donna and Eugene
#3 Lynn & David Riber 2015-02-03 15:51
Libby was the sweetest lady. It was a pleasure seeing her at the dentist's office. We will miss her. Lynn and David Riber
#2 PAULA ISAACSON 2015-02-03 15:47
Johnny, Candice and family,

So very sorry for your loss!! Libby was a beautiful person, inside and out! I was very fortunate to know her!
#1 Debbie Shealy 2015-02-03 15:25
Johnny, Candice and Family, I am so saddened by this news. Each of you are in my heart and in my prayers. Heaven gained an angel.

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