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Caroline (Grant) Freel
October 5, 1944 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Caroline Grant Freel of Greensboro, GA, died at the age of 79 on Friday evening, November 24, 2023, with her daughters by her side. Caroline was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother. She will be dearly missed.
Caroline was born on October 5, 1944, in Gainesville, GA, to the late Sarah Porter and Lewis Willard Grant. As part of an Army family, she moved frequently in childhood and shared especially fond memories of her time in England. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia and married Richard William Freel on August 9, 1975, in Demorest, GA.
Caroline and Dick raised their three daughters in Atlanta, the city they called home for over 35 years. She was a dedicated supporter of her children in all of their academic and athletic pursuits. Caroline played tennis for many years and loved watching sports of all kinds. A lively and competitive spirit, she also loved socializing with friends over card and board games like bridge and mahjong.
Caroline took simple pleasure in the Chattahoochee River view and birdwatching from her Vinings home. She enjoyed feeding mealworms to the bluebirds, nectar to the hummingbirds and seeds to a variety of others. She looked forward to fall and the changing leaves, often visiting the mountains of North Georgia and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
In 2009 Caroline and Dick retired to Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA, and began traveling with friends throughout North America and Europe. Caroline had a long career in retail and administrative roles and continued working even in retirement as a receptionist at the Del Webb clubhouse for 12 years.
Her survivors include her husband, Richard of Greensboro, GA; daughters Carrie of Charleston, SC, Mandy of Asheville, NC, and Laura of Atlanta, GA; and granddaughter Bentley of Charleston, SC. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lewis Grant, and son-in-law, Tommy Barnes.
In recognition of the many caregivers supporting loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia, in lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Caroline’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association - alz.org.
A memorial will be held at a later date. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626