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Emma Loucile Freeman Clayton
Birth: Jul. 9, 1913
Woodstock
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 2003
Woodstock
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA

Emma Loucile Freeman Married Dewey David Clayton
on March 9, 1930. 40 years to the day later
than Dewey's parents JESSE MARCELLUS
AND KANSAS ADELINE (MCCOLLUM) MARRIED.
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CHILDREN FROM THE UNION OF EMMA AND DEWEY CLAYTON ARE:
1) George David
2) Claude Clinton Clayton
3) Rebecca (Becky) Ann (Monday)
4) Linda Lou (Clayton) Harris
5) Brenda Gail (Clayton) Duttonhoffer
6) Terry Lee Clayton
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EMMA IS THE DAUGHTER OF JESS OSCAR AND
LULA (CROFT) FREEMAN
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BROTHERS ARE:
1) THOMAS LLOYD
2) AUBREY (BROTHER)
3) JAMES ROY (BUD)
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SISTERS ARE:
1) SUZETTE
2) MARY ANN
3) AUBREY (ANN-WOODS)
4) MARTHA LOU (CRAWFORD)
5) Ida Alice
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~~~ABOUT EMMA~~~
Emma held many jobs through out her life,
including being Mother to 6 children.
She was a very spirited woman!
You always knew exactly how she felt,
she was very plain spoken! Often times, too
plain spoken. Was good hearted, but quick to anger.

Although Mother had 3 boys and 3 girls, it was no
secret she favored the boys and often said she wished
she had of had all boys. Sorry Mom you got stuck with 3 girls too:-)

She never explained the reasoning behind the boys versus the girls, but I suspect it was a little jealously of how much time Dad spent with us girls. She didn't like anything taking the attention away from her. It is my understanding that her Maternal Grandfather spoiled her rotten when she was young. Thanks bunches Great Grandpa George Washington Croft:-)

The saying "If mom isn't happy, then nobody is happy" could have been written for my Mother.

One can't help how one feels inside, even if others don't understand one's feelings. Not everyone is as out spoken as my Mother either:-) Did it hurt me that she felt that way? To some degree. Did it ruin my life? Not in the least!
I always loved my Mother regardless and it was an unconditional love.
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~~~PERSONAL MEMORIES ABOUT MY MOTHER~~~

I REMEMBER AS FAR BACK AS WHEN I WAS THREE
YEARS OLD AND WE LIVED FOR THAT SHORT TIME IN
HATLEY, GA. YOU USED TO PLAY HIDE AND SEEK WITH
ME. I WAS THE OLDEST GIRL THEN AND HAD TWO OLDER
BROTHERS, SO, I GOT LOTS OF ATTENTION.
I REMEMBER WHEN WE LIVED IN WOODSTOCK, GA AND YOU GAVE
BIRTH TO LINDA, SHE WAS 5-1/2 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME AND I REMEMBER STANDING BY THE BED LOOKING AT HER AND SAYING HOW UGLY SHE WAS? I AM SURE THAT WAS JUST JEALOUSNESS AS LINDA WAS A PRETTY BABY. I KNEW I WOULDN'T GET ALL THAT ATTENTION ANYMORE:-) IT, HOWEVER, DID NOT CARRY OVER INTO ADULTHOOD! A CHILDLESS THING THAT LASTED A SHORT TIME ONLY!

I REMEMBER THE FLOUR SACK DRESSES YOU USE TO SEW FOR ME THAT I THOUGHT WERE SO PRETTY. YOU KEPT MY HAIR PLATTED MOST OF THE TIME, BUT WHEN YOU CURLED IT, YOU REALLY CURLED IT. IT WAS THICK, STILL IS, AND I ALWAYS LOOKED LIKE I WAS WEARING A HAT. OR THAT YOU STUCK MY FINGER IN AN ELECTRIC SOCKET! IT IS FUNNY NOW, BUT WASN'T THEN.

CREDIT, WHERE CREDIT IS DUE! I WAS ALWAYS CLEAN WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL THE TEACHER'S OFTEN COMMENTED ON HOW NICE I LOOKED IN MY LITTLE FLOUR SACK DRESSES. I COULDN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO USE UP ALL THE FLOUR WHEN YOU BOUGHT A NEW SACK, AS I KNEW I WOULD GET A NEW DRESS. AND US CHILDREN WOULD USE THE TOKENS THAT CAME IN THE FLOUR SACK TO OPTAIN ENTRY INTO THE LOCAL MOVIE THEATER. I CERTAINLY REMEMBER MY TWO OLDER BROTHERS COHERSING ME INTO DOING THEIR CHORES SO THEY WOULD AGREE TO TAKE ME WITH THEM. I WAS HAPPY JUST TO GET TO GO THAT I DIDN'T MIND HOPPING THE FREIGHT TRAINS SO WE DIDN'T HAVE TO WALK THREE OR FOUR MILES. OF COURSE YOU NEVER KNEW THAT FACT UNTIL WE WERE MUCH OLDER. THEN AS I GREW OLDER I RECEIVED MY AUNT IDA ALICE'S HAND-ME-DOWNS. I REALLY APPRECIATED THOSE TOO, STORE BOUGHT CLOTHES!

ONE DAY IN THE EARLY 60'S, YOU DECIDED YOU WANTED TO LEARN TO DRIVE. I TOOK YOU OUT TO THOSE SECLUDED PLACES AND TAUGHT YOU. THEN YOU DECIDED YOU WANTED TO BUY A CAR AND DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY. A FRIEND OF OURS HAD THEIR 55 RED AND WHITE OLDSMOBILE FOR SALE, WE BOUGHT IT FOR YOU. YOU OF COURSE LATER REPAID US FOR IT AS YOU COULD. A FEW YEARS LATER TRADED IT IN ON A BRAND NEW WHITE CHEVROLET. YOU WERE A VERY DETERMINDED WOMAN AND DID THE THINGS YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND TO DO!

YOU AND I WENT ON LOTS OF TRIPS TOGETHER AFTER I GREW UP AND MARRIED. I ENJOYED EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM, THE TIME WE SPENT TOGETHER. WAS A GOOD FEELING SEEING YOU HAPPY.
I THOUGHT SURELY ON THAT ONE TRIP TO NASHVILLE, WE WOULD GET ARRESTED FOR STALKING CONWAY TWITTY, WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE:-)
I ENJOYED OUR VISITS AT ELVIS' GRACELAND, HE WAS MY FAVORITE!

WISH YOU WERE STILL HERE SO WE COULD TAKE OFF ON THE SPUR OF THE MINUTE AGAIN, TO WHERE EVER IT WAS YOU SET YOUR MIND ON GOING. WISH DAD HAD OF LOVED TO TRAVEL, BUT HE JUST DIDN'T.

I MISS ALL THOSE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTIES WE USE TO HAVE AT YOU AND DAD'S HOUSE. THEY WERE SO MUCH FUN, US BRINGING FOOD, GIFTS AND SPENDING TIME WITH ALL THE FAMILY AND THEIR CHIDLREN. THE CHILDREN PLAYING AND ENJOYING THEMSELVES.

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YOU ARE THE MOTHER GOD CHOSE
FOR ME!
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU!
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~~~FOR MY MOTHER~~~
MOTHER is a word called LOVE,
And all the world is mindful of~
The love that's given and shown to others,
Is different from THE LOVE OF MOTHERS~
For Mothers play the leading roles,
In giving birth to little souls~
For though 'small souls' are heaven-sent,
And we realise they're only lent~
It takes a Mother's loving hands,
And her gentle heart that understands~
To mould and shape this little life,
And shelter it through storm and strife~
No other love than MOTHER LOVE,
Could do the things required of her~
The one whom God gives the keeping,
Of His wee lambs, awake or sleeping~
So Mothers are a "special race",
God sent to earth to take His place~
And MOTHER is a lovely name,
That even SAINTS are proud to claim.
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~~~ POEM FOR MAMA~~~
We thought of you with love today,
But this is nothing new,
We thought of you yesterday
And the days before that too.

We think of you in silence and
Often speak your name.
All we have now are our memories,
And your picture in a frame.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
A part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
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~~~NOTE~~~
MY MOTHER'S FAVORITE COLOR
HAS ALWAYS BEEN PURPLE!
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~~~NOTE~~~
THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED WITH LOVE IN
THE MEMORY OF MY MOTHER!
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 Parents:
  Jess Oscar Freeman (1886 - 1934)
  Lula Emma Croft Freeman (1890 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Dewey David Clayton (1908 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  T. L. Freeman (1910 - 1910)*
  Suzette Freeman (1912 - 1912)*
  Emma Loucile Freeman Clayton (1913 - 2003)
  Martha Lou Freeman Crawford (1917 - 2010)*
  James Roy Freeman (1920 - 2002)*
  Aubrey Freeman (1924 - 1934)*
  Audrey Freeman Woods (1924 - 2003)*
  Mary Ann Freeman (1925 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bascomb Methodist Cemetery
Woodstock
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Becky Monday
Record added: Jul 21, 2008
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