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February 7, 1943 - August 11, 2017

Burial Date: August 19, 2017

A Memorial Service will held on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00pm at the Maple Meadow Chapel in Fairdale, Reverends Ardeth Bailey and Bob Persinger officiating, burial in the Bryson Cemetery.

Freeda Mae Richardson Carothers, 74, of Maple Meadow earned her wings and left for heaven at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, after a two months’ battle with smoker’s lung cancer on Friday, August 11 th, 2017.

Freed was born on February 7th, 1943, to the late Arthur and Norma Totten Richardson at Maple Meadows.  She was also preceded in  death by her husband, Carl David Carothers; an infant son, David Lynn Carothers; brothers, Donald (Joyce), Eddie, Delmar, Larry, an infant brother; her sister, Opal  Richardson Birchfield; brothers-in-laws, Estil, Orville, George and Jim Carothers.

She is survived by her precious son, David Scott Carothers, whom she was so proud of with all her heart and his wife, Patty Bonds Carothers; and her son, Nathan Curry whom she called her “Grandson” and was so proud of him and loved and his Mom with all her heart; her grand dog, Chippy Doo; her ex-husband, precious friend and music partner, Melvyn Shumate and his family. They loved singing for the Lord. She loved and cherished his friendship; her loving “Sissy,” Janice Marie Covey and family; loving baby brother,  Troy “Toady” and his wife, Tressie Richardson and family ; her loving and caring nephew and  his wonderful wife and children, Kevin, Tammy, and daughters, Tapanga, Tabitha and Baby Taylor Richardson; sister-in-laws, Lois Richardson and family, Rachel Richardson and family, Freeda Nellie Carothers, Helen Carothers Watson, Charlotte Carothers and family, Dorothy Carothers and family ; brother-in-laws, Bob (Gladys) Carothers and family, Tommy (Louise)  Carothers and family; lots of loving and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Freeda always said, “When I die, please tell everyone I loved them very much, and “Don’t Weep for me, for God has set me Free.” I am going to go “Rest High on That Mountain,” because my work  here on earth is done.”  We will all meet in Heaven someday.

Freeda loved to write short stories, poems and gospel songs.   She wrote one about her late husband and it was recorded by Lulu Roman.  She loved playing her piano and guitar and was a member of the Maple Meadow Chapel in Holly Hills at Fairdale.

A Memorial Service will held on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00pm at the Maple Meadow Chapel in Fairdale, Rev.’s Ardeth Bailey and Bob Persinger officiating.  There will be a dinner after the service in the church dining hall.  The burial of Freeda’s cremains will follow in the Bryson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Whitesville State Bank c/o Tammy Richardson for help to the family.

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