Betty Joann (Darnell) Freeland passed away at her home in
Winder, GA on November 16, 2010.
She was born Sept 5, 1937 in Picher OK to Jim and Mae Darnell.
She graduated from Picher High School in 1956. She married Ted
Petty in 1956 and traveled with him to military installations
before moving to Georgia. She later married Tom Freeland. She
retired from CIBA Mfg in 1998 and returned to Picher. She lived
in Picher 10 years, moving back to Georgia in 2008 after the
She was on the city council of Picher for 2 terms. She was a
the First Baptist Church in Picher.
She is survived by 2 sons, Teddy Petty and wife Barbara and Tim
Petty and wife Barbara of Atlanta, GA and a daughter, Terry Petty
of Tampa FL and 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Geraldine Minyard of
Alaska and Janelle Bartholomew of Tulsa. She is also survived by
many relatives and friends in Ottawa County and the Picher area
and her special friend, Robert Giles of Commerce.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters,
Carole Inman and Janene Adkins
She was cremated and a memorial service was held in Winder on
November 18, 2010.