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Shirley Marie Guthrie Freeman

November 12, 1940 — February 10, 2023

Shirley Marie Guthrie Freeman

Mrs. Shirley Marie Guthrie Freeman, age 82, of S. Broad Street, Bowman, GA, wife of 60 years to Donald Leroy Freeman, passed away on Friday evening, February 10, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA.


Mrs. Freeman was born in Lawrenceville, GA on November 12, 1940, daughter of the late Lawrence Emory Guthrie and Nellie Faye Huff Guthrie Wells. She was a 1958 graduate of Stone Mountain High School and a member of The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee Tsigamogi. Shirley was an excellent homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her husband and sons. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed working in her flower gardens. Mr. & Mrs. Freeman moved to Bowman in 2000 from Metro Atlanta/Conyers.


Surviving, in addition to her husband Donald of the residence, are her children: Curtis Allen Freeman of Conyers, GA, Michael Lawrence Freeman of Geneva, NY, and David Scott Freeman of Covington, GA; siblings: Jerry Guthrie of Hoschton, GA, Dixie Partee of Suwanee, GA, Linda Kennedy of Thomaston, GA, and Hubert Wells, Jr. of Helen, GA.


The family will receive friends on Monday evening, February 13, from 6:00 o’clock until 8 o’clock at Berry Funeral Home, 1265 Washington Highway, Elberton, GA.


Funeral services celebrating Shirley’s life will be held on Tuesday afternoon, February 14, at 2 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Bowman, GA.


Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.


Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.


Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton, GA is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Shirley Marie Guthrie Freeman.

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Visitation

Monday, February 13, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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