March 21, 2014

James Michael Freeman


— James Michael “Mike” Freeman, 63, of Chatsworth, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Mike was born April 7, 1950, in Fairmount, a son of the late Willis James and Bernice Chambers Freeman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Freeman; brothers-in-law, Jack McBride and Lowell Tarpley; nephew, Jerry Tarpley.

Mike was the owner of Freeman Motor Express.

He is survived by his companion, Ellen Winters of the residence; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Brenda Freeman of Dalton; sisters, Martha Tarpley of Crandall, Jimmie McBride of Atlanta; stepchildren, Amanda Anderson and Leonard Boudreaux of Chatsworth, Josh and Crystal Anderson of Ellijay; grandchildren, Hannah Lee, Jaylen Grant; special nieces, Lisa Hale, Iris McBride, Melissa Poe; great-niece, China Poe.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. James Michael “Mike” Freeman will be Monday at 11 a.m. from Ponders Melrose Chapel with Jeff Caylor officiating. Interment will be in Murray Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Arrangements are by Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.