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Dr. James “Jim” Franklin Freemon

Dr. James “Jim” Franklin Freemon
Dr. James “Jim” Franklin Freemon, age 86, late of Winder, GA, died peacefully on January 1, 2019, at the Fountains of Franklin in Franklin, TN. He was born in Lawrenceburg, TN, on August 20, 1932.
Jim opened the first children’s dentistry practice in Alabama and was one of the first pediadontists to graduate from the University of Tennessee. He was a longtime resident of Florence, Alabama, and retired in Winder, GA, after a long career. He was proud of his status as a grandmaster bridge player who prevailed in many national bridge tournaments. Jim was a Gideon and a Rotarian.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents: Bessie Mae Johnson Freemon and Noble Lenoir Freemon, Sr.; his stepmother: Frances Richmond Freemon; and his siblings: Joseph A. Freemon, Howard P. Freemon, Noble L. Freemon, Jr., Julius J. Freemon, Joyce Freemon Martin, Mary Freemon Duldt, and Robert E. Freemon.
He is survived by his wife: Betty Weems Freemon; his sons: Galen (Janet), Brett (Donna), Richard (Darlene); his daughter: Alison; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service for Dr. James “Jim” Franklin Freemon was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in Baskin Chapel at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN with Rev. Richard Waggener officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be given to Gideon’s International, the SBC International Mission Board, or the Winder (GA) Public Library.

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