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Gerald "Jerry" Ward Freed

Friday, September 7, 2007

Gerald "Jerry" Ward Freed, 64, a resident of Dudley, died Aug. 25, 2007, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Ga., where he resided with his daughter.

He was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Sikeston, to the late Clarence and Mildred George Freed.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a farmer most of his life. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include one son, Mike Freed of Carrollton, Ga.; and two daughters, Robin Haynes of Newnan, Ga., and Cheryl Tidwell of Sparta, Ill.; two brothers, Bill Freed and Rick Freed, both of Wappapello; and one sister, Pam Ware of Puxico; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Sue Freed; and a son, Chad Eric Freed.

A memorial service and internment with military honor guard will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.