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cultural organization administrator

Evelyn Freeman Howe, American cultural organization administrator. Recipient Service to Community award Limestone College, 1978, Service to College, 1989.


Howe, Evelyn Freeman was born on January 11, 1929 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of D. Odell and Jane Tabitha (Bryson) Freeman.


Bachelor, Limestone College, 1948. Master of Arts in Education, Winthrop College, 1967.


Social studies teacher Whitmire (South Carolina) High School, 1948-1950. Teacher 2d grade Beaverdam Elementary School, Gaffney, South Carolina, 1950-1951. Social worker Portsmouth (Virginia) Welfare Department, 1952-1954.

Caseworker Cherokee County Department Social Services, Gaffney, 1955-1958. Teacher 6th grade Draytonville Elementary School, 1960-1967. Principal, librarian Corinth & Alma Elementary Schools, 1967-1974.

Teacher 6th grade Blacksburg (South Carolina) Elementary School, 1974-1981. Teacher 5th grade Jean Paul Beam Elementary School, Gaffney, 1981-1987. Executive director Cherokee County Literacy Association, since 1987.


President Cherokee History and Preservation Society, Gaffney, 1987-1988, 95—, vice president, since 1988. Secretary Cherokee County Social and Health Organization Council, since 1987, president, 1992-1993, subcommittee chairman, member task force on reading improvement Cherokee County School District, 1988. Member Leadership Cherokee VIII, 1992-1993.

Member Cherokee County Literacy Association (trainer since 1986, president Gaffney chapter 1970-1985), Cherokee County Reading Council (1st president Gaffney chapter 1985-1986), South Carolina Education Association (board directors Columbia chapter 1983-1987), Limestone College Alumni Association (secretary board Gaffney chapter 1986-1988), American Association of University Women (president Gaffney branch 1960-1962, 74-76, 94—, South Carolina State Community Republican 1990-1992, chair by-laws committee since 1992), Altrusa Club Gaffney, Inc. (charter, vice president since 1993), Delta Kappa Gamma (secretary Gaffney chapter 1988-1990, president 1990-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, needle arts, sewing.


Married Jack Dean Howe, June 10, 1950. Children: Andrew Walter, Angela Jane.

D. Odell Freeman

Jane Tabitha (Bryson) Freeman

Jack Dean Howe

Andrew Walter Howe

Angela Jane Howe