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Vonda Fay Freeman, 93, passed away Friday (Jan. 6, 2017) at Goldsboro Assisted Living in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
She was born April 6, 1923 in Clemtown, a daughter of the late Emery Bennet Haddix and Olive Louisa Mitchell Haddix.
Vonda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul Freeman.
Vonda attended Highlawns United Methodist Church, volunteered with Baxter Parks and Recreation, and was a member of the Baxter Homemakers Club for many years where she served as secretary and treasurer. She was also a member of the Baxter Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and made stuffed animals and bibs for nursing homes.
Vonda is survived by two children, Paulette Trimble and Rebecca "Becky" Cole; her grandchildren, Lora Haun, Leasha Dawn Trimble and Michael Rosier; and her great-grandchildren, Maggie and Jenna Hall.
In addition to her husband and parents, Vonda was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy "Sue" Shapnack; her brothers, George Vernon Haddix, Emmett Haddix, Virgil Ray Haddix and Charles Holbert; and her sisters, Lillie Murl Isner and Vada Moore.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, 207 Second St., Rivesville, WV 26588. The funeral will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday with Reverend Stanley Merrifield officiating. A committal service will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 10, 2017
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