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Roy Henry Free

 Roy Henry Free, 74, of Warne, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at Union General Hospital.
He was the son of Willie and Frances Brock Free. Roy was a loving father, grandfather and husband. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Roy loved volunteering at Chatuge Regional Hospital, loved watching the Braves play baseball and NASCAR racing. He enjoyed his family, grandkids and great-grandkids.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, David and Butch Free and sister, Gail Stowe.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Emma Free; son, Roy Free and wife, Kay, of Shooting Creek; daughters, Dana Free and Frances Horton and husband, Steve, of Warne; sisters, Venice Childers and husband, Denny, of Arizona, Ruth Anne Pope and husband, Billy, and Ruby Dowdle, all of Gastonia, N.C.; grandchildren, Ashley Moyer and husband, Trey, of Hayesville, Alicia Shook and husband, Terence, of Brasstown and Brandon Free, of Hayesville; and great-grandchildren, Connor, Lily, Carson, Grayson and Braxton.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 20 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Pastor Richard Roberson and Rev. David Feathers officiated. Burial was in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael and Brandon Free, Steve Horton, Trey Moyer, Terence Shook and Wallace Chastain. Honorary pallbearers were Clifford and Leon Chastain.
The family received friends from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to help the family with expenses: 55 Sunset Dr., Warne, NC 28909.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com was in charge of all arrangements.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997