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Aug. 13, 1931-Sept. 8, 2021
A memorial graveside service for Betty Louise Howse Edmond, 90, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 from Winchester Cemetery, with Pastor Jesse Long of Buckatunna Methodist Church officiating.
She was born on Thursday, Aug. 13, 1931 in the family home in Buckatunna to James Elmo Howse and Velma Grace Howse.
Betty Lou, as she was affectionately known to her family, had a deep love for Wayne County and the Chickasawhay River. Making homemade jellies and canning any kind of vegetable was her hobby. Baking cookies for family was a way of showing her love and affection for them. She loved to play the organ and piano and played occasionally for the nursing home in Waynesboro, where she had resided for the past three years.
She died on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
She is survived by her son, James Ellis Howse; her granddaughter, Rachel Howse Binnington; two great-grandchildren, Helena and Alexander Binnington; her grandson, Jay Howse; her great-grandson, Cash Howse; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Lola Grace Campbell and Sarah and Pat McCaffrey; and a large family and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Edmond; her father, James Elmo Howse; her mother, Velma Grace Howse; her stepmother, Pansy Emmie Howse; three brothers, J.W. HOwse, Malcolm Paul Howse and Daniel Henry Howse; and three sisters, Elulalee Howse Jones. Laura Mae Howse Mashburn and Mary Alice Howse Mashburn.
An online guestbook can be signed at
Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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