The Daily News
Journal, Murfreesboro, TN March 4, 2006
Alice McDade Freeman, age 94, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She had been a resident of the NHC since Nov 12, after a stroke on Sept. 2.
Mrs. Freeman was the widow of the late Otis Lewis (O. L., Nooby) Freeman, former Industrial Arts Department chairman and athletic coach at MTSU, who died in 1975.
will be Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 at Jennings and Ayers.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jennings and Ayers Chapel with the Rev. Michael O'Bannon and the Rev. Tommy Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Freeman was born Alice Eugene McDade Sept 22, 1911 in Troy in Obion County, Tenn., the daughter of the late George Roy McDade and Clara Ann Bennett.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman were married Oct. 1, 1932 in Memphis and moved to Murfreesboro in 1934 when Mr. Freeman joined the MTSC faculty.
Mrs. Freeman was president of the MTSC Dames Club and the Little Garden Club. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Anne Huggins Sunday School Class and was serving as an active member of the telephone committee of the United Methodist Women until her illness.
Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her only child, George Buckingham Freeman, who died in 2000; her parents; brother Ralph Conner McDade; and sister Amanda Imogene "Jenks" McDade McNamee.
Survivors include daughter-in-law Janice Robbins Freeman, Little Rock, Ark.; two grandsons and their wives, Karl Frederick and Lenlie Elizabeth Benafield Freeman, North Little Rock, Ark., and Nathan Benjamin and Christy Leann Saffold Freeman, Lutz, Fla.; great-grandchildren Lauren Elizabeth and Victoria Ashland Freeman, North Little Rock, Ark., and Benjamin Cole and Rachel Virginia Freeman, Lutz, Fla.; sister Cora Virgina McDade (Charles Edward Dickey Sr.), Jackson and Memphis; nephews John B. McDade, Kemp, Texas, James McDade, Pensacola, Fla., and Charles Edward Dickey Jr., Memphis; nieces Judith A. McDade (P. Ed Morris), Manderville, La., Ann Sanders Dickey (Charles T. "Tif" Bingham), Memphis, and Barbara Dickey, Berkeley, Calif.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Karl Frederick and Nathan Benjamin Freeman, Dr. Doy O. Hollman, Matthew R. Hollman, Jerry B. Jackson, Michael Skidmore and W. Frank Wells.
Honorary pallbearers will be Boyd M. Dagley, Charles W. Hord Sr, Dr. Paul H. Hutcheson, J.P. Rucker and Dr. Mel G. Scarlett.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Freeman may be made to First United Methodist Church, 365 West Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.
Jennings and Ayers is in charge of arrangements. www.jenningsandayers.com 615-893-2422