MILLS RIVER - Freda Field O'Brien, formerly of Mills River, passed away on March 12, 2013. Freda was born on July 25, 1921, grew up in Mills River, and graduated in 1938 from Mills River School. She spent the majority of her life in Arlington, Va., with her husband. Illness brought her back to the mountains in 2001, giving her a chance to spend time with family, including nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruth Brittain Field and George Clifford Field; her husband, William J. O'Brien; her brother, William A. Field and many other family members and friends that were dear to her. And while she is celebrating with them in the presence of the Lord, she will be greatly missed here on earth. She has been laid to rest beside her husband in Virginia.
There will be a memorial service for Freda at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Mills River Baptist Church. All flowers will be placed at the graves of her mother and father.