Willie Ruth Broome Freeman

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    - Alicia Strickland
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    - Valora Strickland
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LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Willie Ruth Broome Freeman, 92, retired educator, entered into rest on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at her residence. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Lincolnton Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dan Rosser and Rev. Craig Williamson. Interment will be in the Old Danielsville cemetey in Danielsville, GA. Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Rowland, Mark Hill, Eddy Turner, Dwain Moss, Marion Aycock and William Cartledge. Honorary pallbearers consist of members of the Homer Legg Chapter #535 Order of the Eastern Star, Dr. Robert Williams, Larry Campbell and Charles Estes. Former students of Mrs. Freeman are welcome to sit together as a group. Mrs. Freeman was the daughter of the late Robert Toombs Broome and Susan Ethel Addison Broome of Danielsville, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Johny Ross Freeman, son, Robert David Freeman, her sisters Robbie B. Brooks of Vero Beach, Florida, Jimmie B. Benton of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Charlene B. Strickland of Athens, Georgia. Mrs. Freeman, a native of Madison County, Georgia had made her home in Lincolnton, Georgia since 1943. She was a member of the Lincolnton Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher and church musician for many years. She was an active member of the Mamie Kirkland Missionary Circle and also participated in many activities of the church, school and community. She was a charter member of the Homer Legg Chapter #535 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as organist. Mrs. Freeman graduated from Madison County High School with honors. She later graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS Home Economics degree. She was inducted into the Phi Upsalon Omicron honorary society for outstanding Home Economics students. During her 32 years of teaching Mrs. Freeman received many honors and accolades. She was chosen as "Star Teacher" of Lincoln County High School, was inducted into the Alpha Theta Chapter of Women Educators and was selected as an Outstanding Secondary Educators of America. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lisa Freeman of St. Augustine, Florida; two grandsons, Robert David Freeman Jr. and wife, Alma of Statesboro, Georgia and William Bowen Freeman and wife, Megan of Charleston, South Carolina; four great grandchildren, Mary Peyton, Mills, Emma and Robert Bowen Freeman; a niece, Linda Ginnerick and husband Gary of Ponte Vedra, Florida and her sister-in-law, Nancy Catherine Freeman of Athens, Georgia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincolnton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 357, Lincolnton, GA. 30817 You may sign the family's online guestbook at www.rees-funeralhome.com . Visitation hours will be from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday December 19, 2010 at Rees Funeral Home, 195 Peachtree St., Lincolnton, GA. 706-359-3222.

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