Gilma Freerks
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Obituary of Gilma Freerks

Gilma Hatcher Freerks, 96, of Lynchburg died Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of the late Theodore Garrels Freerks. Born March 19, 1912 in Covington she was a daughter of the late Warren Abner and Amanda Lou Thompson Hatcher. She was a former employee of Virginia Baptist Hospital and was a member of Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church. Gilma is survived by her son Martin Hatcher Freerks and wife Marion Ball Freerks of Madison Heights; her daughter, Susie F. Thomas and husband Herman Lee Thomas of Appomattox; four grandchildren, Mindy J. Freerks and Marla F. Moses both of Madison Heights, Melanie K. Copenhaver of Lynchburg and Dorothy A. Copenhaver of Decator, Ga. and eight great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Wednesday 3:00 pm in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Covington with the Rev. Spottswood Graves officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund. .
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