OBITUARY

Charles Dewey Freeman

January 1, 1930April 8, 2013
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Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Charles Dewey Freeman, 83, who passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. Bro. Doug Alverson will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Mr. Freeman was a 1948 graduate of Gadsden High School and attended Jacksonville State University. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Siemens-Allis after 36 years of service. He had been a member of East Walnut Baptist Church since 1957, serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and served on pastor search committees. He was a living testament of his Christian faith and saw the good in everyone he knew and met. He was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Mamie Freeman; step-mother Durah Freeman; brother, James Freeman; and brother-in-law, Conrad Curl. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Davis Freeman; daughters: Katie (Scott) Baker, and Karen Kellicut (Sam Pollock); grandchildren: Jordan Baker, Adrian Baker, and Kori Tucker; great-grandchildren: Kylie Leath, and Amiyah Hughley; sister-in-law, Dorothy “Cookie” Curl; nephews: Greg (Jennifer) Curl, Reagan (Kelley) Curl, and Stanley Freeman; and several great-nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be: Scott Baker, Jordan Baker, Joe Brothers, Ronnie Hollingsworth, Doug Blackwell Steve, Stewart, and nephews Greg Curl and Reagan Curl. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Todd Cross, Jim Lombardo PA, Dr. James White, Dr. Thomas Corley, Dr. Lowndes Harrison, Jerra Carter, Scottie and staff of Gadsden Regional Medical Cancer Center, and employees of Hughes Pharmacy and Alacare Hospice. Special thanks to present and past members of East Walnut Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to East Walnut Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Charles Dewey Freeman

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April 20, 2013

NANCY AND FAMILY,

MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU AS YOU MOURN THE LOSS OF YOUR HUSBAND,FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND.

MAY OUR LOVING LORD COMFORT AND CONSOLE YOU.

MAY YOU CHERISH THE MANY MEMORIES AND THE LOVE HE LEFT IN YOUR HEART.

HE(CHARLIE) WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

EXTENDING DEEP AND HEARTFELFT SYMPATHY.

Frances Lynne Pope

April 15, 2013

Karen, Katie and Mrs. Freeman. I was so very sorry to hear about Mr. Freemans passing. He was always such a sweet ,friendly, caring man everytime I saw him. His Grandsons are blessed to have had such a Godly man of character to have been a role model of what a man is suppose to be.
I know you all have many many wonderful memories to share and pass down.
God Bless you all,
Frances Lynne Pope

Joanne Johnson Williams

April 13, 2013

Just heard of the passing of Charlie. We went to school together and grew up in West Gadsden. My late brother, Hugh Lee and Charlie were friends growing up. I graduated in 1949 and remember him so well. My sympathies are with you all.

Marisa Stanley Wofford

April 11, 2013

Mrs. Freeman, Katie,Karen,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have such fond memories of spending time at the Freeman house! I remember how nice he always was to put up with all our craziness! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

De Lores Harp Roach

April 11, 2013

Dear Freeman Family,
My heart goes out to you today more than you can understand. When Bro Moore and Charlie would visit us, my Bobby had them laughing so hard, Charlie would have to wipe the tears in his eyes. Charlie was a True Southern gentleman, a true Christian and a good friend to all. My Love to you all.

Brook Slaton

April 11, 2013

Charlie was a very spechial soul. Loved by everyone who knew him. He would have done anything for anyone. I remember the first time I ever met him I thought "Now there's a gentleman and a good man". Turns out I was right.
May God bless his loving family and all who knew him.
REST IN PEACE CHARLIE. I'LL MISS YOU.
Brook

April 10, 2013

Charlie was a true friend, I will miss him greatly.Herb and Phyllis RileyERB WILLi

Ann Warburton

April 10, 2013

Dear Nancy, Karen, Kori, Katie and family,
We are so sad to hear about Charlie! He was a wonderful man that we will always remember fondly and with great respect. Our hearts are with all of you at this very difficult time. Take comfort knowing that you had such a close family and he knew how much all of you loved him.
Love, Ann, Kimberly and Casey

Brenda Smith

April 10, 2013

Charlie was a true, caring gentleman and Christian who was always there for anyone who needed a smile to cheer them up.
I love you Charlie and will truly miss you every Sunday morning.
I know you will be watching over all of us at East Walnut Baptist who will miss you more than you can imagine.

Debra Sharpton-Gunter

April 10, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Freeman. What a sweet man! I have fond memories of him at East Walnut and of course spending the night with Katie. He loved his family! Heaven has a new Angel! Love yall