Augusta Champion Freeman

Born: Fri., Mar. 14, 1913
Died: Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

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Augusta Champion Freeman, age 96, of Dalton, Georgia, formerly of Siloam, Georgia, died Friday, February 5, 2010 at Royal Oaks Retirement Community in Dalton, Georgia. She was a member of the Madison Seventh Day Adventist Church in Madison, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Grafton Freeman and a sister, Margaret Sligh of Jonesboro, Georgia.

At a very early age Augusta''s mother died and she was reared by her late uncle, William Augustus Champion and aunt, Mattie Ada Champion. Survivors include her daughter, Valerie Freeman Jackson and son-in-law Dr. James Larry Jackson of Dalton, Georgia; two grandchildren, Cheri J. Holden and husband Paul Holden of Calhoun, Georgia and Laurie J. Liles and husband Chip Liles of Chattanooga, Tennessee; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Augusta graduated from the University of Georgia and taught school for 20 years in the Greene County School System.

Graveside Services will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Siloam Memorial Cemetery, Siloam, Georgia with Dr. Greg Harper officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Georgia Cumberland Academy, att: Worthy Student Fund, 397 Academy Drive, SW, Calhoun, GA 30701. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jack and Beverly Tarpley
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
Valerie and Larry: Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Juanita, Jack and I all loved Augusta and she will be missed so much by all of us. Sincerely, Beverly and Jack Tarpley Juanita Clifton

Beth Callaway Hunt
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
I want to express my sympathy to Mrs. Freeman's family. She was my fifth grade teacher at Union Point Elementary School. That was in 1959. My mother and father, Malcolm and Mary Callaway, thought the world of her,too.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
To The Family, Mrs. Freeman was one of the sweetest people that I can remember in my life. She was my fifth grade schoolteacher and was loved by us all. You all will be in my prayers.

Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Sat February 06, 2010
Valerie, Larry and Family, Ms. Augusta was dear to us. She was such a lovely, caring, brilliant, level headed, down to earth person and always gave us "the best" advice. She was so kind and good to Aunt Lena and Aunt Nelie. She had so much patience with elderly people. Aunt Lena loved Ms. Augusta and talked for hours about the wonderful Christmas dinners each year with your family. Siloam was never the same after Ms. Augusta left. You, Larry and her grandchildren were her joy. We shall miss her always With love, Maner, Marjorie and Family

Jan Hallman
   Posted Sun February 07, 2010
To the Freeman Family, So sorry to hear of Miss Augusta's passing. She was a wonderful lady and I heard my late aunt, Irene Gentry speak of her many times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jan, David, Josh and Robert

Carolyn Taylor
   Posted Sun February 07, 2010
Larry, Valerie and family, So sorry to read of Mrs. Freeman's death. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn Bryan Taylor

Robert Dowdy
   Posted Mon February 08, 2010
We were so sorry to hear about you mothers death. You were blessed to have her so many years,I know you will miss her. Robert & Annette Dowdy

Ann Worthen
   Posted Wed February 10, 2010
To the Family of Mrs. Freeman. She was my 5th grade teacher and was such a sweet lady. I know you will miss her. May God be with you through your heart ache. Sincerely, Ann McCannon Worthen

Tina Marie Conley Grall
   Posted Wed February 10, 2010
I have great memories of viisting Ms. Augusta and playing with the grandchildren when they came home. We had so much fun in that big, beautiful house in Siloam. I always loved the pond. Ms. Augusta was always so kind and encouraging. She was a great listener too. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Tina Marie

Beverly Roach Whitfield
   Posted Sun February 14, 2010
Dear Valerie and Larry, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother, Augusta. May God surround you in his loving arms and heal your grieving heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Beverly

Phyllis Vaughn Bailey
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
Thinking of you at the time of your loss. Mrs. Freeman taught me in 5th grade in 1963 at Union Point Elementary School and I have fond, fond memories of being in her class. Phyllis Vaughn Bailey

Lanelle LaRue
   Posted Tue February 16, 2010
Valerie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my prayers. You were blessed to have had her in your life for 96 years.

pam lucey
   Posted Mon March 15, 2010
One of the sweetest teachers I have ever known. Went to school in Union Point, and Mrs. Freeman was my fifth grade teacher. I can relate to your loss. You cannot replace a loved one. (I just lost my Mother in August 2009). May peace be with you.