Lawrence J. Freant

September 14, 1941April 8, 2013

Following a brief illness, Lawrence J. Freant, M.D. passed away on Monday, April 8th in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Freant was a graduate of Notre Dame University and the Medical College of Georgia. He practiced cardiovascular/thoracic surgery and cardiovascular pathology in middle Georgia throughout his career.

Dr. Freant was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and lived most of his life in Middle Georgia. He was the son of the late Lee J. and Rosemary Carney Freant.

Dr. Freant is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Andy Smith of Atlanta and Marshea and Gavin Vitt of Colorado Springs, CO and 6 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Inurnment will be at his beloved Notre Dame University. The family will greet friends beginning one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Georgia Regents University, Advancement Office, 1120 15th St. BT 1844, Augusta, GA 30912 or to the charity of your choice.

Visit to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Janice Wright

February 5, 2014

I just read that Larry has passed away. I a truly sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of him in Mobile, while he was at NIH and in Martinez. I loved him dearly. He was so proud of you. He loved Notre Dame and cried so many times when they lost a ball game. I loved his smile and sense of humor. I am so sadden at this loss.

Gary & Debora Bickford

July 25, 2013

Sarah Ann and girls, we just today learned of Doc's passing. Gary and I send you our love and warm thoughts. It has been many years since Freant Motor Lines,those were good days. God bless you and your families.

Antoinette Hart

April 17, 2013

I will cherish the moments I had with him. He was a wonderful person to work for. His knowledge was very helpful to me with my situation. He gave me much information that I was able to direct to my Doctor and it truly helped. He will be truly missed. R.I.P. Dr. Freant.

Patti Shirey

April 17, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of Larry's passing . He was always such a sweet man who always had a smile on his face and even bigger when his beloved Notre Dame played and won. My prayers go out to his daughters for he talked about you both and his grandchildren quite often. Heaven has got a great surgeon angel now.

Cindy & Zerrol Grantham

April 14, 2013

We will cherish our memories of times spent with Larry and Sarah. They were all good, and bring a smile to our faces every time we remember them. God bless you, Sarah Ann, and Yvonne and Marshea.........

Debra & Riley Bennett

April 13, 2013

Dr. Freant was a GREAT Surgeon. I worked for him and enjoyed my time in the office with he and Sarah,but most of all, he totally saved my sweet Dad's life when he performed bypass surgery on Daddy. He was an awesome Surgeon with so much confidence in his work and so much knowledge in his mind!! Marshea and so proud of him! He was awfully proud of you two! Give your sweet MOM hugs. ( he loved driving those big rigs, too and not telling folks he was "Doc!" That was always funny. Prayers!

margarita gowdy

April 12, 2013

I had the privilage to assist with Dr. Freant's care for a brief time. I met both his daughters, Marshea, and Yvonne. Dr. Freant was proud of them, and spoke of them often.Prayers are with you and your families.

Jim Hickman

April 12, 2013

I was so sorry to learn of your fathers passing. We had many great times together when he was a member at River North CC. Even though I haven't seen Larry in year's I have fond memories.

April 12, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Freant's passing. I felt a part of that family throughout my childhood and teenage years as Marshea, his daughter, was one of my best friends. Marshea was as much a part of my family as well. I spent many a day swimming in that pool with the mighty Notre Dame mascot painted at the bottom. My family's thoughts and prayers, as well as my own, are with Marshea, Yvonne, and Ms. Sarah. I love you all.
Regina Ridley

Steve Freant

April 11, 2013

We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. We are sending prayers of comfort and love, Steve and Sharyn Freant