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Kathy Freeman Hefner

May 15, 1956 — August 25, 2022

Bear Creek

Kathy Sue Freeman Hefner, 66, of Bear Creek passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

She was born in Chatham County on May 15, 1956, the daughter of Willie and Annie Mildred Brewer Freeman.

Kathy cherished her family, and being with her kids and grandchildren. She enjoyed working on the farm, traveling, and going to festivals around North Carolina. She is preceded in death by her mother, Annie Mildred Freeman; and sister, Janice Lambert.

She is survived by her children, Matthew Beck, Jody Beck and wife Kim, Nikki Tavoada and husband John, Jasmine H. Packer and husband Jerry, Andy Hefner, Matthew Hefner and wife Kristen; father, Willie Freeman; grandchildren, Caleb and Caitlin Odom, Autumn Browder, Lexi and Abby Beck, Landon, Paislee, and Everleigh Hefner, Rylan Tavoada; great grandchild, Kaelynn Browder; sisters, Ann Ray and husband Dale,  Betty Stephens, and Tina Gaines and husband Steve; a host of nieces and nephews; and special family friend Frank White. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Freeman Family Cemetery, 1688 Vander Oldham Rd., Bear Creek, with Rev. David Hicks, Rev. Darrell Garner, and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

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