Mrs. Betty Merlene Britton, 85, of Waynesboro, MS passed from this life Friday, March 12, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Mississippi on Monday, May 6, 1935 to Asa L. Freeman and Mable Freeman. Mrs. Betty worked for several years at Wells Lamont Glove Factory and was Manager at Thrifty Mart for 8 years. She owned and operated Ben Franklin Store. She held other positions such as Store Manager of Herring True Value Hardware and served as an Agent at Liberty National Life Insurance for 6 years. Mrs. Betty is preceded in death by her first husband, Roscoe Cochran; second husband, Ellis C. Britton, Sr.; father, Asa L. Freeman; mother, Mable Freeman; 5 brothers, James Freeman, Carlton Ray Freeman, Asa Gene Freeman, Louie Allen Freeman, Latrell Freeman; 2 sisters, Angie Lou Freeman, Anna Laura Saltalmachia; 2 grandsons, Adam Cochran, James Cochran. She is survived by her two sons, Ronnie Cochran (Paula), Larry Cochran (Ann), both of Clara, MS; 2 daughters, Sherry Cooley (Jerry), Clara, MS, Marilyn Childers (Bill), Katy, TX; 4 step sons, Creight Britton, Sam Britton, Fred Britton, Eulon Britton; step daughter, Katherine Barker, Laurel, MS; brother, Jimmy Darrell Freeman, AR, Jerry Freeman (Janet), Waynesboro, MS; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Betty will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Harris and Rev. Mitchell Smith officiating. Interment will be in White House Cemetery in Waynesboro, MS.
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