Mary Louettie Howard Freeman, 97, of Oxford, NC, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. She was a native of Granville County and the daughter of the late Terry E. and Mary Bessie Hobgood Howard. Louettie was preceded in death by her husband Allen T. Freeman after thirty-eight years of marriage. She was also predeceased by three brothers Floyd, Maynard, and Coolidge Howard; and two sisters Gladys Adcock and Eula Wynne.
She is survived by two daughters Teresa L. Freeman of Garner and Mary Lou (Bill) Shannonhouse of Lynchburg, VA; three grandchildren Roger (Melissa) Shannonhouse, Traci S. (Greg) Jansen, and Jennifer Shannonhouse; two step-grandchildren Elizabeth and Matthew Hartley; and four great-grandchildren Gavin Shannonhouse, Logan Shannonhouse, Olivia Jansen, and Penelope Jansen.
Mrs. Freeman was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, class of 1938, and attended Campbell College. She was a former member of Hester Baptist Church and a current member of Oxford Baptist Church where she taught children in Sunday School for over forty years. She was a member of the WMU, Oxford’s Woman’s Club, Granville County Historical Society, Home Extension Club, and an employee of Union National Bank.
Visitation will be held at Gentry Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home Saturday May 6, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30PM. A funeral service will be held at Oxford Baptist Church on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Services will be conducted by Reverend Chris Aho and Reverend Terry Howard. Burial will follow in the Hester Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to Oxford Baptist Church P. O. Box 398, Oxford, NC 27565
Gentry Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is serving the Freeman family.