The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


February 5, 2013

Charles Ray Free

— Graveside services for Charles Ray Free, 75, of Athens, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery with Codie Wallace officiating.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1:30 Wednesday at Spry Funeral Home.

Mr. Free passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

He was born April 9, 1937, in Madison County. He was retired from Sweet Sue Kitchens.

Mr. Free was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertie Free; and son, Andy Wallace.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Free of Athens; sons, Charles Ray Free Jr. and wife April of Hartselle and Jodie Wallace and wife Shannon of Hazel Green; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Randall Peek, Billy Wales, Billy Wales Jr., Donald Wales, Eugene Blakely and Codie Wallace.

Sign the guestbook at

Text Only

A recent national telephone survey found 75 percent of respondents believe the sale and use of pot will eventually be legal nationwide. Do you think marijuana should be legal in Alabama?

No, but I don’t think pot smokers should go to jail
Yes, but only for medical use
Yes, but only for personal adult use
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee