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Freeman Eugene (Hensley) Harris

Freeman Eugene (Hensley) Harris, age 55, passed away on August 9, 2018, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born in Asheville, NC but a native of Unicoi County, Freeman is a son of Janice (Shelton) Hensley and the late Berlson Hensley. He was a member of Sweetwater Church of God in Flag Pond. He was employed as a forklift operator and was a backyard mechanic. In addition to his father, Freeman is preceded in death by one brother: Roger B. Harris, and his grandparents Bruce and Rosalee Shelton.


In addition to his mother, Freeman Eugene Harris leaves behind to cherish his memories:

Step-father: Seaphus Hensley;

Sisters: Rose Shelton,

Barbara Sawyer and husband, David;

JoAnn Shelton and husband, Scottie

Sister-in-law: Emma Lou Harris Carver;

Brothers: Bobby Hensley,

Carson Shelton,

Alvis Shelton;

Estranged wife: Jenny Harris;

Daughter: Nancy Shelton;

Nieces: Sheena Harris,

Haley Shelton,

Holly Sawyer,

Heather Sawyer;

Nephew: Jacob Sawyer;

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews;

Special family: Kathleen Conduff,

Arnold and Shelia Hensley;

Special friend: Dave Wise and family.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Freeman Eugene Harris in a memorial service to be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Sweetwater Church of God. Reverend Craig Shelton will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by family and friends. A committal service will follow in Pete Creek Cemetery. Those attending the committal service will meet at the Sweetwater Church of God by 2:00 PM.


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Freeman Eugene Harris through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.