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Deward Nolan Freeman

February 27, 1932 — May 11, 2020

Deward Nolan Freeman, age 88 years, of Whitley City, Kentucky died May 11, 2020 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

He was born in Funston, Kentucky on February 27, 1932 the son James and Hazel (Taylor) Freeman. Deward was a retired school teacher for the McCreary County School System, had served his country in the US Air Force, and was a Christian. He enjoyed watching UK Basketball and Football, reading, gardening, his family, and especially his daughters.

His parents; brother, Donald Freeman; and sister, Katherine Freeman precede him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Alice Juanita (Taylor) Freeman; daughters, Enola Jones (Steven) of LaRue, Ohio, and Earldine Baird (Bradley) of Whitley City; grandchildren, Tereasa Schrote (Brian), and Amanda Jones; great grandson, Justin Allen Schrote; sisters-in-law, Helen Freeman of Somerset, June Mackey of Corbin, and Pearl Taylor of Stearns; brother-in-law, David Taylor of Marshes Siding; and a lot of nephews, nieces, and special friends.

In accordance with his wishes he was cremated. A Memorial Service will be conducted on June 20, 2020 with military honors, the visitation will be from 12:00 pm until funeral service at 1:00 pm with Brothers Stanley Taylor and James Freeman officiating.  His ashes will be buried at Mill Creek Cemetery.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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