Freeman Morse, age 89 longtime resident of Junction, Il passed away, Thursday, October 30, 2008 at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home surrounded by his family. Freeman was born in Pope County, Illinois on March 28, 1919 to the late Huey and Sylvia (Stallings) Morse. On March 19, 1937 he married Lena (Lauderdale) who preceded him in death in 2000.
Freeman was known throughout the area for many years for raising and selling melons at his stand near Junction. He was a Baptist by faith. Freeman was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by the community.
He is survived by 2 Daughters, Marilyn and Larry Rodgers of Shawneetown, and Rhonda and Chuck Smith of Muddy, Il., 1 Son, Raymond and Tina Martin of Junction, Il and 1 Sister, Jean Wilson of Shawneetown, Il. 12 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great Great Grandchildren.
Visitation for Freeman will be Friday, October 31, 2008 from 5 to 8 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown and the Funeral will be Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. Interment will be in the Westwood Cemetery near Shawneetown, Il.
On line condolences can be sent to the family at www.coxandson.com