Freddie (Johnston) Freeman

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Freddie Freeman, 94, a longtime resident of Attalla and Gadsden, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, after a brief illness.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Attalla. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Interment to follow in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery in Southside. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory is directing.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Garnet Edward Freeman; and parents, George Melvin and Carrie Blankenship Johnston. She, her two sisters and brother were raised in Talladega and remembered these years fondly.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by her daughter, Dana (John) Giles; sons, Gary (Nan) Freeman and Tim (Cynthia) Freeman; along with 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Freddie was born in Shelby County. After graduating from high school in Talladega, she was employed in Attalla as a hair stylist. It is in the salon that she met Garnet - he had come to pick up his mother in his red convertible! She experienced life to its fullest. She especially enjoyed all family gatherings, trips with Garnet through the United States, Auburn football, and her wonderful, lifelong friends at the First Baptist Church of Attalla and her new friends at Regency Pointe.
Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday School class.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Attalla.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 5, 2014
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