Services for Bro. Freeman Strait were held Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel.

The Rev. Jimmy Lay Strait officiated. Burial followed in Immanuel Cemetery.

Bro. Strait, 96, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Baptist Medical Center-Leake.

He was a native of Winston County, lived in Texas from 1950 until 1963, and then moved to Philadelphia. Bro. Strait was a member of Longino Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Strait.

Survivors include his daughter, Dale Roan of Ireland; sons, Don Strait, Rev. Jimmy Lay Strait, Henry Strait and Randy Strait, all of Texas, and Jimmy Lee Strait of Philadelphia; step-sons, Louis Coghlan and Bill Coghlan both of Philadelphia and Rick Coghlan of Florida; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jane Deweese of Philadelphia and Sherry Roncali of Newton; and brothers, Bobby Guy Strait of Michigan and Clint Strait of Lawrence.