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    Gallery: Athens family marks end of a generation with death of Freda Rowell - Staff file photo by David Leaming | of | Share this photo

    Freda and Earland Rowell work inside their Rowell's General Store in Athens shortly before they closed the business in 1999.

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    This home on Hartland Road in Athens was occupied by Earland and Freda Rowell, who operated Rowell's General Store until 1999. Freda Rowell died last Sunday.

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    Family members of Freda Rowell reminisce about her on Wednesday. Freda and her husband, Earland, ran Rowell's General Store in Athens from 1972 to 1999. In front from left are daughter Dianne Corson and sister Christie Littlefield. In back from left are great-granddaughter Corrina Franzose, granddaughter Jessica Franzose and son-in-law Mark Franzose.

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    Dianne Corson, daughter of Freda Rowell, who died last Sunday, holds on Wednesday a replica of the 1965 delivery truck that Freda and her husband, Earland, used to deliver goods from their Rowell's General Store in Athens.

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    Gallery: Athens family marks end of a generation with death of Freda Rowell - Staff file photo by Doug Harlow | of | Share this photo

    Longtime Athens resident Freda Rowell, left, and seventh-grade student Patricia Thody were honored in 2017 at the Athens Town Meeting.

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