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May 27, 2019


James F. Freeman
October 8, 1954 - May 24, 2019

James F. Freeman, age 64 and a resident of Franklinton, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday May 24, 2019 surrounded by his family after a short, courageous battle with cancer. A pillar of the community, he retired recently from the Town of Franklinton after 41 years of service. He dedicated most of his spare time to Franklinton Dixie Baseball, not only by taking great care of the fields and grounds, but also by cheering on the children. Devoted to his family, he spent every minute possible with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching his grandsons play the sports they loved.

Survived by: Wife of 45 years: Debra Christine Hodges Freeman; 2 Daughters: Carmen Freeman of Bogalusa, Frances Freeman of Mt. Hermon; Son: James Freeman, Jr. and his family, wife Lisa and sons Mason and Dalton; Siblings: William, Terry, Carolyn, Michelle, Lynn, Annette and their families; Special Friends: Gary Dufrene and Ike New

He was preceded in death by his parents T.J. Freeman and Louise Brooks Freeman, brothers T.J. and Kevin “Spike” and sisters Cathy, Julianne and Pearl.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday May 27th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am on Tuesday with Rev. John Mark Franklin and Rev. Ted Shields officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Franklinton Dixie Youth Baseball Association, P.O. Box 393, Franklinton, LA 70438.

Pallbearers: Timmy Freeman, Christopher Freeman, Jeffery Freeman, Patrick Freeman, Johnny Guyllette, Jody Guyllette

Honorary Pallbearers: Andrew Miester, Chadrick Guyllette, Channing Guyllette and his many former coworkers and friends with the Town of Franklinton.

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