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“Freamon J. Martin will be greatly missed by all who knew him and especially by the many who loved him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his sons and...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Whitfield - Amarillo, TX

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. Dogan Vaughn ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Dogan Vaughn - Friend

“So Sorry to hear about Freeman. I had the pleasure to work with Freeman building fence for around three years, He loved what He did and if you payed...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Whitfield

“Denice; I was saddened to read about your dad in the paper. I know you have many wonderful memories to keep in your heart forever. you and...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: sharon holweger - Lincoln , NE

“I am so sorry for your loss. Freamon was like a brother to my Dad, Marvin Brown. They shared many great times. Your family was always so welcoming...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Peggy Brown Hill - Blytheville, AR

“What a loving tribute to a great man. Donnie, we did not know you got your song lyric memory from your Daddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Wayne and Kathy Wasser

“Donnie & Denise, I am soooo sorry for your loss. At least you have the reassurance of knowing where your dad is spending eternity, and what a...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Tammy Meimerstorf - Dardanelle, AR

“So sorry for your loss. He was a dear friend to my dad(Marvin Brown). They had alot of great times together. I remember coming to Batesville to...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Katha Brown Hathcock - Keller, TX

“Donnie Jo and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Freamon was a wonderful person. He taught Jim & Jerry Wayne more than just fencing. God...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry & Liz Whitfield - Amarillo, TX

“Mr. Martin was a joy to talk to and I so enjoyed talking genealogy with him. I only wish I had been able to meet him. Donnie, Denise and Freda,...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Cheryl Schoolfield

“Mr. Martin was our "neighbor across the street" for the past 5 years and I will miss seeing him drive his little red car around and occasionally the...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Donny Ivy - Dardanelle, AR

“Mr. Martin was our "neighbor across the street" for the past 5 years and I will miss seeing him drive his little red car around and occasionally the...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Donny Ivy - Dardanelle, AR

“Mr. Martin was our "neighbor across the street" for the past 5 years and I will miss seeing him drive his little red car around and occasionally the...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Donny Ivy - Dardanelle, AR

“Mr. Martin was our "neighbor across the street" for the past 5 years and I will miss seeing him drive his little red car around and occasionally the...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Donny Ivy - Dardanelle, AR

“Mr. Martin was our "neighbor across the street" for the past 5 years and I will miss seeing him drive his little red car around and occasionally the...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Donny Ivy - Dardanelle, AR

“Donnie I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I hope that you and your family cherish all the wonderful memories you had with...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Randall Crowe - Russellville, AR

“Freemon, we will miss you. My Mom, Mattie Cox, will be so lonesome with out you. She was a dear friend to you. She would talk to you several times...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Wanda Brooks - New Port Richey, FL

“We are sorry to hear about Freamon passing away. Russ and I will always remember him.And all of the Cox Family will remeber him too. Love Russ And...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Judy And Russell Cox - FL

“Donnie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time. -James & Terisa Patterson ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Terisa Patterson - Dover, AR


Freamon Joel Martin, age 86, of Dardanelle, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 12, 2012, at his home. He was born May 17, 1926, to Joseph Sears and Della Bogard (Blake) Martin at Caraway, Arkansas.
Freamon installed chain link fences in the area for over 30 years. He took great pride in pointing out the many fences he had built, knowing they would outlast him. He enjoyed excellent health his entire life and even walked his usual "mile or two" the day before his death. He never met a stranger and tried to feed all of his neighbors and anyone who stopped by his house. He and Thelma enjoyed gardening and canning to provide for their family and "because it just tasted better." He attributed his good health to eating "real food" not "junk food." He was a "regular feature" Bluegrass singer at the Wednesday morning County Line Sale for over 30 years. He had an excellent memory, especially for song lyrics.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Thelma Kathleen Craig Martin, their daughter, Bettye Martin, infant great-granddaughter, Kaylee Taylor, and infant great-grandson, Joshua Brancecum, his sisters, Ruby Hunter, Marie Lamb, Hazel Blake, Nora Langley, Virgie Ford and Lillie Kee, and brothers, Robert Martin, John Martin and Floyd Blake.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin (Eddie) and Linda Martin of Pottsville, and Donnie Joe and Teresa Martin of Russellville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Freda and David Cossey, and Denise and Larry Taylor, all of Dardanelle; three brothers, Alvin Blake, Bobby Blake and Paul Blake; a sister, Thelma Mangrum; ten grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren with another great-grandson to arrive in March. He was also survived by his best friend and bluegrass buddy, Doice Horn of Russellville, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Dardanelle First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery near Dardanelle, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Craig and Dave Taylor, Joe and Jacob Martin, Brad Cossey and Adam Brancecum.
The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.

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