October 28, 1943 ~ December 5, 2011

Born in: Madison Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Kenneth Freeman, 68, of Potato Branch Rd., Leicester, died Monday, December 5, 2011, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. A native of Madison Co., he was a son of the late Charles and Violet Gentry Freeman. Mr. Freeman was retired from Square D after 43 years. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Iva Arrowood Freeman; sons Anthony Freeman and wife Sheila of Leicester, and Stevie Freeman of the home; grandsons Ryan, Michael, and Brandon Freeman, all of Leicester; and sisters Pansy Peele and husband Butch of Rocky Mtn., and Rose Steelman and husband Charles of Fletcher. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Leicester Baptist Church, with the Reverends Charles Rogers, Freddy Bishop, and Bobby Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Anthony, Sheila, Michael, & Brandon,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories and the Grace of God carry you through and bring you peace. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kenneth was a wonderful caring man who helped us more times than we can count. He would always call me and let me know when one of my goats was caught in the fence – he called them my babies. We will miss his smile, but know that he is still with us on this mountain.

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  3. Tony and I both want to tell the entire family how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God comfort and bless you all.

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  4. Dear Iva,Stevie, Anthony, Shelia and family,
    We are praying for you and are so sorry the loss you are feeling. Praying comfort for you all and that your hope will lie in the promise and joy of Heaven.

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  5. We send our deepest sympathies to the Freeman family. What a privilege it has been to be Kenneth’s and his family’s neighbor for over 30 years and what a tremendous christian life he has lived. We are so thankful to have had his influence on our lives.
    The Rigsby Family

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  6. There have been many years of wonderful memories with the Freeman family, but none compare to those where you all gave my family, support, love and kindness that was shown while we lived next door. My deepest sympathy and prayers and love are for each of you during this time.

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  7. I worked with Ken when the Square D plant was open in Asheville. He was always smiling and seemed like a great person, always eager to help. Your family will be in my prayers.

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  8. I am very saddened to read of the passing of Ken. I worked with him at Square D in receiving. I am very grateful to him because he retired in order that I may continue to work until I reached retirement age, so that I may have an opportunity to have some income after my job ceased. We both had a passion for the Tarheels and Braves.

    May God comfort your family in this time of loss and sorrow.

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  9. My condolences to the Freeman family. I worked with Ken for 20 years, and he was always such a sweet man. He was always upbeat and smiling and was a joy to be around. May you feel the peace of knowing that he is now happy and without pain and watching over all of you.

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  10. We are so sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. Such a friendly, Christian man who always waved when passing by our house. I always admired the way he took care of his mom and dad. He will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  11. We were saddended to read of Ken’s passing. We also worked at Square D. Our deepdest condolences to all the family.

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  12. Ken was a co-worker at Square D. Always helpful, friendly, a pleasure to work with. He will be missed. My condolences to the family

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  13. I was so sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. He was a good man and friend and will be missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  14. I would like to send the entire Freeman Family my condolences, My thoughts and prayers and love are with you, Karen Knighten Hawk

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  15. Dear Freeman Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you guys and let us know if you need anything, I know its hard but we will see him again someday!
    Much Love,
    Anita & Ashley Edwards, Charles & Linda Clark

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  16. So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Worked with him for 24 years. He was a wonderful person always smiling and joking. Will be praying for the family. God Bless.

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  17. Anthony, Shelia and family, you all are in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Just hold on to God’s hand he will guide you all through this. Love you all.

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  18. Dearest Iva and boys so sorry to hear about your loss. If I was in N.C. still I would come to show my respects. Praying that God helps you and comforts you in this time of sorrow. With Love Chrissy and Family.

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  19. Dearest Iva and family,

    We are saddened to hear of Kenneth’s passing. Our prayers are and will continue to be with you.

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  20. Mrs. Freeman, Anthony and Stevie I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep all of you and your family in my prayers. May God comfort and keep you in His arms at this time!!

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  21. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Freeman Family during this time of grief, May God carry each of you thru this difficult time.

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  22. I am so very sorry to hear about Kenneth, I wanted very much to be at the funeral but didn’t know for sure what time the funeral was, Give Pansy and Rose my love. Love In Christ

    Ronnie and Judy Rigsby

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  23. We are sorry for your loss. No words can heal the sorrow that you are feeling now, you can only trust in God to help you through. We pray that he gives you the strength you need during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  24. Dear Iva and Boys I’am so sorry to here about Kens passing.I have always thought of you as Family.We go back befor Stevie was born,and I still thank about all the good times we had.My Prayers are with you and may God Bless and Keep All of you.Your Frend And Brother In Christ.

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