Nelson Harmon Free, age 84 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 28, 1939, he was a son of the late Lester Lee, Sr. & Manonia Gragg Free. Nelson was a self-employed home builder for over 50 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and being an active part of his church family. Most of all, Nelson loved his family tremendously. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Joyce Dee Fisher Free; brothers, J.B. Free, C.T. Free, Johnny Free, David Freeman Free, Lester Lee Free, Jr., & Homer Free; sisters, Margie Canup, Thelma Burton, Anna Alexander, & Bessie Groves.

Survivors include his children, Randy & Karola Free, Mike & Sandra Free, Shane & Tina Free; sisters, Jessie Ruth Tench & Essie Free Goss; grandchildren, Riley & Beth Free, Stephanie & Dave Johnson, Dakota & Casey Dodd, Dylan Free, Drake Free, Hali & Drew Branson, Jennifer & Caleb Tyler, Sara & Chris Bennett; great-grandchildren, Zander Free, Lily Free, Ellie May Johnson, Georgia Dee Johnson, Kenli Jarrard, Kayli Jarrard, Kori Jarrard, Karalai Jarrard, Karagan Branson, Elijah Branson, Dane Tyler, Glori Tyler, Lillian Joyce Dodd, & James Nelson Dodd; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 09, 2024 at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville with Rev. Mike Free & Rev. Ronnie Powell officiating. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour on Friday, February 09, 2024.

An online guest registry is available for the Free family at

Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256