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Eugene A. Freeman / July 31, 2018
Lt. Col. Eugene A. Freeman (Ret.), formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in South Hill.

He was born Oct. 20, 1938 in Chase City, graduated from West End High School in Clarksville, and received undergraduate and masters degrees from Virginia State College (now University). He retired honorably from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty; followed by retirement from Baltimore County Permits and Licenses, Baltimore, Md.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted family, including a son, Travis Curry (Lorna); three grandsons; one great- granddaughter; two sisters Edith Freeman Hayes and Erma L. Freeman; two brothers, George M. Freeman (Rosalind) and Norman E. Freeman Sr.; and one godson (nephew), W. Warren Hubbard Jr.; one sister-in-law, Barbara Bigsby Boyd; devoted friends, Clarence and Eleanor Holman, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death in 2014 by his loving wife of 47 years, Pearlie Bigsby Freeman; grandson, Terrell Curry; his parents, Arthur and Jennie Freeman; grandparents, and an older brother, Garnett A. Wood.

A funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, with Rev. Raleigh M. Bagley III officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Public viewing will begin on Friday from noon-service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to The American Cancer Society PO Box 429 Richmond, VA 23218-0429; Payne Memorial AME Church, 1714 Madison Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217; or Concord Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 341 Chase City, VA 23924.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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