Johnny Harold Free, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, of an extended illness surrounded by family and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Hicks will officiate. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Free was born May 15, 1943, in Gainesville, Ga., to the late Ransom Free and Lottie Dyer Free. He was born and raised in the New Holland Mill Community and retired from Hall County Correctional Institute. Johnny was an avid gun enthusiast and loved hunting and fishing. He loved his family dearly, especially the grandchildren. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Charles "Rudy" Free, James "Porky" Free and Michael Free; and sister, Phyllis Millwood.
Mr. Free is survived by his wife, Judy Free of Gainesville; his sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Amanda Free of Braselton, Jody and Cynthia Free of Gainesville, Terry and Angie Cash of Dahlonega; a daughter, Shannon Cash of Gainesville; sisters, Jan Crowe of Flowery Branch and Helen Fowler of Gainesville; his grandchildren, Haley, Wyatt, Little Haley, Connor, Savannah, Mason, Reagan, Kristin, Dylan, Eli, Caiden, Paige and Alan; his two great-grandchildren, Carder and Millee; a very special lifelong friend and brother-in-law, Ronnie Orr of Gainesville; two very special people to the family, Shannon and Alicia Hamilton of Gainesville; and a very special niece and her husband, Dianne and Jeff Sunderman.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.
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