Kelly Freeman

Former lumber yard worker George Kelly Freeman, 59, of Paris died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. No cause of death was given.

His funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Freeman was born May 10, 1960. He was the son of Janet Key Humphreys of Paris and the late George E. Freeman Jr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters: Vita (Tim) Swindell of Memphis, Lisa (John) Lewis of Georgetown, Texas, Karen (Keith) Davis of Big Sandy and Jan (Chuck) Latimer of McKenzie; nieces and nephews: Katie Lewis of Austin, Texas, Peyton (Caylee) Lewis of Georgetown, Aynne (Wayne) Worthington of Dallas, Ben (Erica) Paschall of Paris, and Maggie, Will and Daniel Latimer of McKenzie; and two great-nieces.

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, D.O. “Bud” Humphreys Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Clifton and Lottie Key; and his paternal grandparents, George E. Freeman Sr. and Olga Freeman.

Freeman was a Henry County High School graduate and lifelong Paris resident. He attended Murray State University. He formerly worked in his family business, Humphreys Lumber Yard, and also for the Myers family, who were longtime family friends, at Universal Coatings in Henry.

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