Frances "Frankie" Freed

  • "I knew Frankie for many years and had many good memories of..."
    - Martha Hignnote
  • "Thinking of all of you who love this beautiful, sweet..."
    - Susan Clark
  • "Ralph, My heart is broken for you. I am so sorry for your..."
    - Cindy Brooks
  • - Dwayne Maddox
  • "I knew Frankie when we were in school. She was a very nice..."

Frances "Frankie"
August 5, 1940-
July 12, 2014
Columbus, GA- Frances "Frankie" Freed passed away unexpectedly at St. Francis Hospital on Saturday, July 12, 2014. She was 73 years old.
Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on 1232 Double Churches Road in Columbus, GA with Rev. Tom Neville officiating followed by a private family interment. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at McMullen Funeral Home, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA 31907.
Frankie was born in Atlanta, GA on August 5, 1940, daughter of the late Fred Ward and Frances Rantin Ward. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ralph Tyrrell Freed and raised three wonderful children, together. Frankie was co-founder and owner of the Rankin Deli in Uptown Columbus for many years, and a residential realtor as well. She was a volunteer at the Springer Opera House, active in various civic clubs and a member of the Sunshine class at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Frankie enjoyed traveling, and touring the US and Europe. She was an avid gardener, bridge player as well as a "gourmet" cook. Frankie was a generous friend to many who will miss her dearly. Her true love was spending time with her family.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Ralph Tyrrell Freed; her children, Dr. Cindy "Bit" Freed of Warm Springs, GA, Frances "Missy" Fuller, and T. Ward "Dooney" Freed both of Columbus, GA; Grandchildren, Melissa Granberry (Jon), Molly Frances Fuller, Cain Fuller; Great-Grandchildren, Maddie Hickman and Skylar Psalmond. She is also survived by one Sister, Rose Maree Ogle (Leon); and Uncle Horace "Buster" Rantin; Aunt Carolyn Hodges of Atlanta, GA; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to acknowledge the heroic efforts of Dr. Charles Anderson at the St. Francis Heart Hospital. Columbus is very fortunate to have Dr. Anderson.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at


Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer from July 15 to July 16, 2014
Funeral Home Details