DIVORCE, BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES


 
 WATCHTOWER SOCIETY - JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
 
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
FUNERALs, 
MEMORIALs, and BURIALs 
with 
FULL MILITARY HONORS
 
 
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The WatchTower Cult's infamous, decades-long prohibition against performing military service, and even performing service as a conscientious objector, is well known and well documented. However, the WatchTower Cult's stance with regard to memorials, funerals, and/or burials with FULL MILITARY HONORS for deceased exemplary Jehovah's Witness Converts has been so well hidden that the vast majority of Jehovah's Witnesses do NOT believe that an exemplary Jehovah's Witness Convert even would request "military honors" at their funeral or burial. The vast majority of Jehovah's Witnesses believe that if such a request was made that the local Body of Elders would refuse to officiate at such a funeral and/or burial, and if the deceased Jehovah's Witness otherwise received a funeral and/or burial with "full military honors", the local Body of Elders would refuse use of the local Kingdom Hall not only for that funeral and/or burial, but the local Body of Elders would refuse use of the local Kingdom Hall for a separate "memorial" service for that "no longer exemplary" deceased Jehovah's Witness Convert.

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MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT DENIED FINAL "MILITARY HONORS" BY JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

Elder Matthew Griner, COBE at the Anderson, Indiana Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses was selected by Melvin Biddle's wife and children to "preach his funeral". Their "disrespect" for Melvin Biddle's accomplishments and what Melvin meant to this community apparently brought the ire of the locals. It is understood that Matthew Griner relocated sometime thereafter. Note that the article below was written in the most conciliatory manner possible.

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Melvin Biddle: Reluctant Hero
By Rodney Richey
The Herald Bulletin
Dec 17, 2010

Melvin E. "Bud" Biddle, the soft-spoken Anderson [Indiana] native who went on to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role in World War II's infamous Battle of the Bulge, died Thursday at Saint John's Medical Center. He was 87.

Gov. Mitch Daniels, upon hearing the news, issued a statement saying, "We call them the Greatest Generation for a reason, and in Melvin Biddle we have just lost one of the greatest of the great. Every Hoosier is proud that our state produced such a man."

Biddle was the last living Hoosier to have received the Medal of Honor. His death leaves a total of 86 living Medal of Honor recipients.

"It's quite a loss to the community and to the state," said Stephen T. Jackson, Madison County historian. "He was a hero, and we don't have that many heroes today."

Leona and Melvin Biddle, childhood sweethearts, had been married for 64 years. She said in a statement only one thing: "I've lost the love of my life."

Linda Stanley, his niece, said that Biddle "was definitely my hero."

"He didn't like to talk about the war too much, about what he did. He did quite a lot. What he did was amazing."

It was Christmas 1944, when Pfc. Biddle found himself with the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment near Hotton, Belgium.

A graduate of Anderson High School, Biddle had left his job with Delco Remy as a draftee into the U.S. Army. Now he was in the thick of the Battle of the Bulge, a last-gasp German offensive.

Though taken by surprise, the Americans fought back, in temperatures that reached below zero.

Biddle was scouting ahead for his unit when he encountered three German soldiers. Biddle quickly shot them all.

Then, the next night, Biddle was met with 17 German soldiers. Singlehandedly, Biddle engaged them, killing all 17, reportedly with 19 shots.

Less than a month later, Biddle took shrapnel. As he lay recovering, Biddle discovered that he had been nominated for the Medal of Honor, for what the order would later call "intrepid courage and superb daring."

Biddle would always admit to a certain amount of fear while in combat, especially when he was out front.

"But I lost a lot of fear because I was out there and couldn't let the troops down," Biddle told Madison magazine in 2008.

According to family and friends, Biddle had led life on his own terms, shunning the spotlight except for the occasional interview. He never reveled in or glorified his exploits, say those who knew him, though he was within his rights to do so.

Former Madison County Circuit Court Judge Fred Spencer, himself an Army veteran, knew Biddle well enough that, rather than "Judge," Biddle referred to him as "Spence."

"It's a cruel coincidence -- or maybe fate made it happen that way -- but he died on Dec. 16, which was the day the Battle of the Bulge started in 1944," Spencer said Friday.

Toni Ledbetter, bar manager at American Legion Post 127 on Columbus Avenue, said that Biddle had always been a "very special person."

"I've been here 18 years, and Bud was an everyday person," Ledbetter said. "He'd never go around bragging about what he did."

Biddle's wife and family are Jehovah's Witnesses, said granddaughter Lauryn Wicevic. To honor their beliefs, Biddle had requested his funeral not include a military observance.

According to Ledbetter, military honors will be rendered Monday night at the Legion.

"He was the best," Wicevic said Friday. "He took care of all of us. He was the rock in our family. He was what held us all together."

"It was a rare honor and pleasure to know one of Anderson's real World War II heroes," Spencer said.

"Probably the finest compliment that could be paid to him was by President Truman, who (speaking about the medal) told him on Oct. 12, 1945, 'I'd rather have this than be president.'"


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MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT DENIED FINAL "MILITARY HONORS"
JEHOVAH'S WITNESS FAMILY REJECTS MEDAL OF HONOR

African-American Ruppert Leon Sargent grew up in Hampton, Virginia, as a devout Jehovah's Witness. Despite the prohibitions of the WatchTower Cult, Sargent enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from Virginia State University, a historically black school in Petersburg. Sargent spent six years as an enlisted man before being accepted for Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant in 1965.

In September 1966, Sargent, who by then was married and had two small children, deployed to Vietnam as a platoon leader. Sargent rose to first lieutenant, and then was offered the position of company executive officer.

On March 15, 1967, while investigating reports of a Viet Cong meeting house and weapons cache in the jungles west of Saigon, Sargent spotted a camouflaged tunnel with a booby-trapped entrance. He tried to destroy it with grenades. When that failed, he moved in with a demolitions man. They flushed out an enemy soldier who was killed by the nearby platoon sergeant.

Sargent then moved toward the tunnel entrance with the platoon sergeant and another soldier. A Viet Cong emerged and threw two grenades at the three Americans. Sargent rapidly fired three shots at the enemy soldier. He then threw his body over the two grenades and absorbed the blast. Sargent's sacrifice saved the lives of his two comrades, who sustained only light wounds.

Lt. Ruppert Sargeant's Jehovah's Witness Wife and Jehovah's Witness Mother refused to allow the U.S. Army, the City of Hampton, various veterans organizations, or others to celebrate Lt. Sargent's heroism. Sargent was buried in a quiet ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery.

When Lt. Sargent's Medal of Honor was approved in 1968, Sargent's widow, Mary Jo Sargent, declined to accept the MOH based on her WatchTower Cult beliefs -- only the second time in history that a next-of-kin had declined to accept America's highest military honor. Mary Jo Sargent was fully supported by Lt. Sargent's Mother and other Jehovah's Witness family members.

The U.S. Army and Mary Jo Sargent finally agreed to a private presentation. On March 10, 1969, Brig. Gen. Donly P. Bolton drove to the Sargent family's home in Hampton, Virginia, to personally hand the MOH and Citation to Mary Jo Sargent. The only others present were Sargent's two small children.

In October 2002, the City of Hampton named a city administration building the "Ruppert L. Sargent Building." A nice life-size bronze statue of Lt. Ruppert L. Sargent stands in front.

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Well, SURPRISE!!! WatchTower Society founder Charles Taze Russell regularly officiated Masonic funerals, and once even officiated the military funeral of the then ranking Confederate General.

Here is a collection of approximately 200 recent obituaries sufficient to prove what is the actual WatchTower Cult "don't ask - don't tell" policy. These obituaries (note that we even have found FOUR JW FEMALES) have been heavily edited to only contain the info relevant to our topic, so as to reduce read time. Anyone thinking that our edits change the status of the deceased is welcome to view their full obituary by simply cutting-n-paste "phrases" into Google. One challenged African-American Jehovah's Witness's (More than half of all JWs on this page are A-A, which is significant given that A-As constitute less than 15% of the general population) obituary photo was taken with him wearing a suit while standing in front of a well manicured brick building with the white letters "KIN" above "JE" showing to his right side. 

Hypocritically, one of the deaths below includes an exemplary deceased Jehovah's Witness who received a burial with "military honors" at a veterans cemetery. That JW was NOT a convert, but instead, he had been reared as a JW, and he had been baptized at age 15. That JW apparently was drafted during the Vietnam War, and he served in the U.S. Navy. Per WatchTower policy, that JW should have been disfellowshipped or automatically considered disassociated when he entered military service. Now, decades later, at the death of that JW, his Body of Elders ignored, and/or condoned, and/or ratified the very military service for which that JW was honored at his death, but had been dishonored by the WatchTower Cult back during the Vietnam War.

Another edited obituary below shows a Marine sergeant killed in action during the Korean War receiving a JW officiated funeral -- with full military honors. "Military honors" during wartime typically are maxed out -- 21 gun salute, honor guard, etc. I observed one such during the Vietnam War.

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SPAMMING OF ONLINE OBITUARIES BY JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

Sorting through the obituaries of JWs and non-JWs to locate the contents of this webpage also has shown us how despicably WatchTower Cult recruiters have for years been SPAMMING the obituaries of non-JWs whom they don't know for no other reason than to "put in their time". We were motivated to make this statement after just viewing a non-JW obituary that had 4 comments -- all four from four different keyboard JWs who did NOT know the family. Thirty minutes later, now that I'm noticing ... the very last 3 of 9 were JW SPAMS -- all on different later dates. TAKE THE TIME to email a complaint to the WEB HOST.
 

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Before beginning the list of JW Funerals with Military Honors, we post TWO actual obituaries for the education of our readers. The first obituary demonstrates that MOST JWs understand that it would be highly inappropriate to permit "military honors". The second obituary demonstrates how otherwise "exemplary" Jehovah's Witnesses conveniently "forget" WatchTower Cults beliefs when doing so benefits them. This Editor once was "besting" a MULTI-GENERATION Jehovah's Witness in a doctrinal debate when I was stunned to hear that frustrated JW yell at me: "YOU ARE GOING TO BURN IN HELL FOREVER."

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Gary A. Markman, Sr., 72, of Albion, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 ... Funeral services... at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. ... Gary served his country; however due to his religious convictions, there will be no military rites at the graveside. ... He served eight years in the US Air Force, and served on Air Force One for President Lyndon Johnson for three years. ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness at Mt. Carmel. ... Memorials may be made to Roy Markman College Fund. (Ha! Ha! Ha!)

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FUNERALS AND MEMORIALS ARE HELD FOR THE LIVING BY THE LIVING
(Readers should remember this as they view the 160 obituaries below.)

LIMITED OBITUARY:

Jackie Paul Musgrove, 70, Graveside Service ... June 3, 2011 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Inurnment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors

OBITUARY COMMENTS:

I'm sad to hear about Sarge's passing. My years in JROTC at Jefferson High School had a lasting impact on my personal development. The teachings, supervision, leadership and friendship he provided me and my fellow cadets made for a tremendously enriching high school experience. I especially appreciate all those extra hours of supervision he put every day after school and on Saturdays to allow us to practice to be #1. Through my friendship with Angie, I was glad to be able to be a part of his wedding to Lidia. -- FORMER JROTC STUDENT OF DECEASED.

Today would have been our 29th wedding anniversary and I miss Jack more than ever. ... I want so badly for this system of things to be over, so that I can see him again when he is resurrected. I pray that Jehovah's new scrolls will allow me to marry him again and that we can live forever together with perfect bodies, perfect minds, and perfect thoughts and above all, perfect love for one another. The thought, of Jack and I living together in perfection and worshiping Jehovah forever, is fixed firmly in my mind and in my heart. I pray continuously to Jehovah to help me cope with this tragic loss until the day that He fulfills his promise in Revelation 21:4: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I will love my husband forever. -- JEHOVAH'S WITNESS WIDOW.

You received many blessing from Jehovah through Jack. Some were that he supported you in your service to Jehovah. He made items for you that were very important with his creative skills. He allowed you to stay out with me in our ministry late at night with no questions because he trusted us. He displayed what Jesus quoted at Matthew 7:12. So as you see this items or reflect on the past where Jack is concerned count your blessings. We all wait to see Jack walk on the path of life in the new world with that smile of his. What a gorgeous man you will see and run to hug him with a big kiss. I remember a specific day when Jewel and I went to visit you all and she hugged Jack with all her little heart and Jack just smiled. Keep on praying to Jehovah to help you endure until the 1000 yr reign arrives.-- FELLOW JW CONGREGANT OF WIDOW ASSURING DECEASED'S RESURRECTION.

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Jehovah's Witness Families who have been denied the use of their local Kingdom Hall for the funeral of one of their JW family members because the local BOE has judged the deceased or even one of the deceased's survivors as not being sufficiently "exemplary" should take note of the following deceased who received a Kingdom Hall memorial service. This deceased is not even identified as "one of Jehovah's Witnesses". This deceased even had an additional service conducted at a local Catholic Church. This deceased also received a "military burial".

John L. Scavetta, 88, ... died ... November 17, 2008 ... John was a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel ...
Memorial Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Christian Witnesses, 29 Wadsworth Street, Hartford ... Mass will be held ... at Holy Apostles College and Seminary ... followed by a Military Burial at the state Veteran's Cemetery in Middletown.

Here are yet two more African-American "not a JW with JW relatives" who received a Kingdom Hall funeral:

Freddie Cobb, 86, World War II Army Veteran, died ... October 12, 2007 ... Services will be at ... Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Decatur, IL. Visitation will be one hour before services in the hall. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery ... with Military Rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard. ... Over many years of his life he attended various meeting at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses with his spouse.

Brian W. Williams, age 44, of ... Orangeburg, SC died on December 14, 2014. ... Brian enjoyed studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses while dwelling in California. He continued studying and attending meetings in Georgia, and after moving to South Carolina. He made a lot of progress in his spiritual activities. Memorial services will be held .. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses ... Orangeburg, SC.

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This African-American Jehovah's Witness may deserve the top award for his lifetime of "tip-toeing" along both sides of the line. While there is not sufficient info to include him in the main list below, he definitely belongs somewhere on this page: 

Avon Lowell Bland, June 15, 1949 - March 01, 2012, ... of (Pisgah) Indian Head, Maryland. ... He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1971 with an honorable discharge as a Conscientious Objector. He also worked a total of 40 years as a Federal Government employee for the Census Bureau, the National Gallery of Art, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Avon loved reading the bible, attending meetings at the Kingdom Hall, Assembly Halls, Conventions and the Field Ministry. He loved ... most of all his dedicated service to Jehovah God as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He loved the whole association of brothers ... Service ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Washington Avenue, La Plata, Maryland. Interment, Maryland Veterans Cemetery ...



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Edwin David Cothren, 74, of Roaring River, NC passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 ... Cothren was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War, and a member of Kingdom Hall-Jehovah's Witness Church in North Wilkesboro. ... Funeral service will be held ... at Miller Funeral Chapel. Entombment with military honors by the Williams/Canter (Brushy Mtn.) Marine Corp Detachment 1187 will follow ...


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U.S. Army Retired SSG Alonzo Lee Thomas, Sr., February 11, 1955 - September 9, 2021, Columbus, Georgia - Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lee Thomas, Sr., age 66, known as "Danny Boy" by many and affectionately called "Big Daddy" ... Private graveside services will be held ... at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery ... He dedicated his life to Jehovah and became a Jehovah's Witness in 1993.

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Matt Dean Runyon, Hope [Arkansas] ... departed this life ... June 29, 2021 ... he enlisted in the United States Army ... baptized as a Jehovah's Witness in July 2018 and was a member of the Hope, AR Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Burial with military honors ... Bro. Ben Owens will be the eulogist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask while attending services and visitation.

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Raymond Battle, 76, of Atlantic City, New Jersey quietly passed ... May 7, 2021 ... enlisted in the United States Army, and served during the Vietnam War. ... employed forty years at The Press of Atlantic City. ... faithful as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Graveside services with Military Honors will be ... Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery ...

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Glenn Autrell McStatts, age 77, of Marietta, GA passed ... May 7, 2021 ... United States Army serving from 1965 - 1968. He attended the Shiloh Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... worked as a pressman for Stein Printing in Atlanta ... Graveside services will be held ... with military honors. Pallbearers will be Don Weather, Chad Martin, Ta-Li Martin, Rick Soule, Chi Chan, and Tim Shaw.

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Charles Frederick Adams, 88, of Gorin, Missouri, passed ... April 22, 2021. ... United States Army, during the Korean Conflict, from 1953 to 1955 ... member of the VFW in Memphis, Missouri. ... He was a member and was an Elder at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses first in Colony, Missouri and later in Quincy, Illinois. ... Full Military Honors ... Honors by the Wallace Gillespie VFW Post of Memphis, Missouri. A Memorial Service ... Richard Lourcey officiating ... sympathy in memory of Charles Adams may be left to the Truman VA Hospital or the Memphis VFW.

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Dorothy E. (Gaumer) Geisler, 79, of Fleetwood, [Pennsylvania] passed ... April 5, 2021 ... Dorothy proudly served her country honorably and faithfully as a member of the United States Army from 1957-1961. ... Dorothy was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kutztown ... Funeral Services ... at Walbert Funeral Home ... Burial with military honors will follow in Longswamp Cemetery.

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[Glenn Roy Rodgers] ... passed ... March 26, 2021 ... in Alma, Michigan. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the United States Army ... 1962 - 1964. ... Glenn was also an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper, and farmer. He was a faithful member of the Marion Springs Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Masonic Pathways in Alma for all the love and care they provided. Military honors and burial ... at Great Lakes National Cemetery ... under the auspices of the United States Army and the Waterford VFW Post #1008.

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Margaret Farris, 77, of Dayton [Tennessee] ... passed ... March 16, 2021 ... retired veteran of the U. S. Army, serving ... as a nurse .. in Germany and California ... She loved to study her Bible ... member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted ... at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services ... Graveside service will be conducted ... at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Military honors will be given.

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John M. Boggs, age 80, of Sturgis, [Michigan] passed ... Jan. 21, 2021 ... member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... cremation has taken place ... Private services will follow visitation. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

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George Norman Ausby ... entered into eternal rest on December 28, 2020 ... member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Egg Harbor City, ... proud Vietnam Veteran and served in the United States Army from 1965-67. ... served as commander of the Vietnam Veterans of America and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was affectionately known as "Hard Block" with the Buffalo Soldiers (African-American) Southern New Jersey Chapter. He was a proud member of the VFW Post 220 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He organized the annual pizza party for the VFW at the Vineland Veterans Home for many years. George was an active member of the VFW Honor Guard, assisting veterans by taking them to their appointments. He also served as a community volunteer at the Mizpah (watchtower) Summer Youth Program. In 2018, George was given the Hamilton Township Honors and Remembers Its Veterans Award by Senator Chris Brown. During that ceremony he also received the Vietnam Service Medal with two campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge and Expert Rifle Award. He was also given the Legion of Honor award from the Four Chaplains recognizing ordinary people who do extraordinary things. ... Friends and family are invited to the committal service with Military Honors at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery in Estell Manor, NJ at 1pm. Masks are mandatory.

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Desmond E. Neeley, 91, died on Sunday, November 22, 2020 ... he served his country ... during the Korean War. ... Desmond liked music: gospel, country and bluegrass and attending church. ... Graveside service, with Military Honors ... at Crosshill Cemetery, Carthage, NC. (Multiple comments from fellow congregants indicate that Neely was a Jehovah's Witness.)

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Clinton "Jitterbug" Calhoun Jr. departed ... November 9, 2020 ... He served two years in the Army and was Honorably Discharged. ... He dedicated much of his time serving his community as a Jehovah's Witness, teaching the word to others and hosting Bible study sessions at his home. ... He especially loved spending time with his ... Kingdom Hall family, and other relatives. ... A repast will proceed the memorial service at the funeral home. ... A military funeral honors ceremony will be held ... National Cemetery ... Dallas, TX.

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Billy Gene "Sonny" Eaton ... Dexter, Missouri ... departed this life on November 5, 2020 ... Eaton was a veteran and retired from the United States Navy. He was a civil service firefighter, affiliated with Jehovah's Witness faith ... Mathis Funeral Home ... Tim Russell officiating. Interment will follow ... with full military honors.


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Steven W. George, age 64, of Mt. Sterling, OH, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020. ... Steve was a Jehovah's Witness ... veteran of the United States Navy ... graveside services with Military Honors ...

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Robert Knight, 85, of East Stroudsburg, [Pennsylvania] passed ... October 21, 2020 ... Robert enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country ... Following his honorable discharge, Robert obtained a management position with [the U.S. Army's] MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation), and held this position until he retired. Robert was of the Jehovah Witness faith. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, scratch off tickets, and watching any kind of sport. ... Funeral services with Air Force Military Honors will be held ... in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery ...

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Francisco Celaya Bejarano, a longtime Rancho Cordova resident ... died ... September 22, 2020 -- his 97th birthday. ... A decorated Army paratrooper who fought in several campaigns in Germany and Central Europe during World War II ... In 1982, Francisco was baptized as a Jehovah Witness in the local Kingdom Hall, where he served the congregation as a ministerial servant until his mobility declined. ... Francisco will be interred with military honors at Fair Oaks Cemetery, 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Service and Honor Guard will be recorded and Zoomed. 


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Earnest 'Tucker' Clay departed this life on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the age of 90 ... born during the oppression of Jim Crow. ... A gifted student, ... he received Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biology ... In 1953, Tucker was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country in a segregated military during the Korean War. ... With segregation still the order of the day, Tucker returned to Wichita Falls where he met and married Betty Jo Ervin and to this union four children were born. School desegregation, resulting from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, allowed Tucker to teach Math and Science in integrated public schools in Burkburnett and Pampa, TX. ... A man possessed of endless intellectual curiosity, he valued the love of God and education above all. ... Later in life he studied and worshiped [with] Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Burial and Military Honors ... Crestview Cemetery ... 


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SFC Retired Melvin Leroy Frazier [Columbus, GA] passed away [September 7, 2020] ... A native of Sumter, SC., ... Melvin retired from the U.S. Army after over 22 years of service ... He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses ... SFC Frazier will be laid to rest with military honors at the National Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, AL ... Chaplain Major William Lutz will officiate ...

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Howard L. Williams Jr., 94, of Pocasset, MA passed ... August 4th 2020 ... US Army ... Howard was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in June of 1999. Always faithful down to the end. Soon his hope of being awakened by his Heavenly Father will be realized in a resurrection back to life in a cleansed new world, which the Bible promises, and which he firmly believed. ... Burial/ Service with Military Honors will be ... at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

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Charles Bailey, age 90, of Nashville, Tennessee ... passed ... March 4, 2020 ... United States Army from 1953-1961 ... He was raised in a Christian environment with a faith base preference of becoming a Jehovah's Witness. ... Graveside services with Military Honors will be ... at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

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Robert (Bob) Carlyle Shaw ... passed ... February 6, 2020, ... at the age of 90. ... Bob served his country honorably from 1950-1952 during the Korea War in the US Army. He is also a member of the Sons-of-Union Soldiers, Sidney Post 41. Services will be held ... at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, ... Ithaca, NY.
Military burial with honors ...

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Mr. Johnnie L. Harris, Jr. ... (age 90) ... Peacefully, on Monday, January 27, 2020, Jehovah sent his angel to whisper in the ear ... saying "enter thou now my son from labor to eternal rest". Away went all the cares and sufferings of this world, for our beloved Johnnie L. Harris, Jr. ... joined the armed forces. ... in 1996 he was baptized and became one of Jehovah's Witnesses where he remained an active member until his demise. ... Johnnie was very loyal and devoted in his servitude to Jehovah and witnessing to everyone he encountered. ... Services for Mr. Harris will be held ... at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Newport News, Virginia. Interment with military honors will follow at Hampton Memorial Garden.

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Richard L. Kuhns, Jr., 66, of Kutztown, passed ... December 15, 2019 ... member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kutztown. He honorably and faithfully served his country in The United States Navy, where he was a Satellite Controller in Washington, D.C. ... Interment, with military honors ...

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LJ "Flea" Griffin, Jr., age 72, of Jackson, MI, passed away, December 6, 2019, ... the Navy ... LJ was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Jackson, Michigan. ... Funeral Services ... Aaron Benard officiating. Military Honors will be performed by the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and Tecumseh VFW Post #4187 Funeral Honors Team. ...

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Norbert James Jangula Norbert ... departed on October 17, 2019 ... He served in the Korean War; the Army from 1950-1952, and the Marines until 1954. ... He was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness to practice in faith with his beloved wife, Beverly. ... A Memorial Service will be held ... at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Portland, OR. Interment and Military Honors will be held ... .

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Robert "Bob" F. Adams passed ... August 28, 2019. Age 81 ... Bob proudly served in the United States Army. ... Bob was a longtime member of Shorewood Kingdom Hall. ... Inurnment with Military Honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery ...

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John David Patrick, 82, of Snow Camp, died ... March 26, 2019 ... Memorial Services ... at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Officiating, Tim Laughlin. David was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Liberty. ... Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Liberty, NC ... 

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Charlie Mims, 72, entered into rest October 7, 2019 ... he served in the US Army ... A memorial service will be held at East Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Burial with Military Honors will be at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery ...

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David R. Phillips, Sr., 77, of Athol, died ... June 22, [2019] ... the Athol Daily News where he retired after working there for over 20 years. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Orange. ... A graveside service with Military honors ... Please join the family to celebrate David's life ... at the Athol America Legion ...

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Benjamin F. "Ming" Smalls, Jr. [Charleston, SC] ... memorial services ... August 20, 2019 ... in the [West Ashley] Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Burial with Full Military Honors will be held ... in the Beaufort National Cemetery.

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Ralph Leroy Mast, 91, of Zanesville, passed away ... June 3, 2019 .... a Veteran of the United States Navy ... attended the North Zanesville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. ... funeral services ... with Minister Robert Mast officiating. ... full military rites accorded to him by the United States Navy in conjunction with the VFW George Selsam Post 1058 and the American Legion Post 29.


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Kermit Ward Gray, Jr., age 71, of Sturgis [Michigan] passed away ... May 5, 2019 ... He had been employed for several years by Grumman Olson ... Kermit was a member of [Sturgis] Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Navy ... Full military honors will be conferred at ... the funeral home by Capt. John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. [ ... our spiritual brother ...]

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William B. "Bill" Hearn, 71, of Somerset, passed on April 14, 2019 ... member of the Somerset Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. ... MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY ... Carl Carlson officiating. The Somerset County Honor Guard will bestow military honors ...


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Moises Claudio ... April 15, 2019 ... Memorial Service & Gathering ... Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses Freehold, NJ ... Family will gather at ... The William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery for Interment with Military Honors.

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Charles E. Bell, Jr., 80, of Lansdale, PA passed ... August 24, 2019 ... Charles was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly, faithfully, and honorably served his country for 20 years before retiring from active military duty ... He was a member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and he really enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with his former Country & Western band ... which also included his late wife ... Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home ... followed by Military Funeral Honors rendered by The Unites States Navy. Inurnment will be held privately by his family at a later date at Washington Crossing National Cemetery ... those desiring to do so may make a memorial contribution in his name to the Lansdale Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Souderton, PA


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Wayne Elwood Stevens Jr., 62, passed ... August 15, 2019 ... funeral will be conducted with Ben Jordan from the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah Witnesses officiating. A committal service with military honors will be held at Grindstone Road Cemetery following the service. ...

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Jeff Lewis, Jr. passed ... January 16, 2019, at age 87. ... Memorial Service ... at the [Mequon, Wisconsin] Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Military Honors ... at Southern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery ...

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Real Joseph Charpentier, 76, of Newington, passed away ... January 25, 2019 ... Real joined the U.S. Army and became a paratrooper. Three years later, he transferred to the U.S. Navy where he served during Vietnam and was awarded three bronze stars. He continued his service to his country in the reserves until 1989 ... was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Newington ... service and military honors ... Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project ...

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Mr. Jackie Robinson ... entered into eternal rest on January 25, 2019. ... joined the United States Army where he was in active service for ten years. Jackie remained in the National Guard until 1996 ... Jackie was a very devoted servant of Jehovah God ... Funeral services will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Newberry, SC. Interment will follow with Military honors at Fort Jackson National Cemetery

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Enrique Casanova, of Lansing, Michigan, passed ... December 2nd, 2018. ... Enrique took pride in serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. ... Services will be held at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Lansing Chapel ... followed by military honors ... Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project ... or to Jehovah's Witnesses at ... Wallkill, New York


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Robert J. Stimeling II, 71, ... passed ... November 16, 2018 ... He served in the US. Air Force during the Vietnam War. ... He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall of Mechanicsburg, [Pennsylvania]. ... Graveside Funeral Services with Full Military Honors will be held ... at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery ...

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Russell B. Wolfe, 83, of Cambridge, died November 13, 2018 ... Wolfe retired from the US Air Force after twenty years, seven months, and five days of service during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. ... Wolfe was a friend of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, where funeral services will be held ... with Pastor Randolph White officiating. Burial will be at Guernsey Memory Gardens, Cambridge, with military honors conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.


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Jacob Donnie Davenport 68, departed this life on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 ... was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the National Guard for 20 years. ... He symbolized his dedication as a Jehovah's Witness and he loved to preach and teach about Jehovah and God's Kingdom. ... Services will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Salisbury ... Military rites and burial will be ... at the Salisbury National Cemetery, ... Brother Jerry Blackwell, will officiate.

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Howard "Chix" Bleistein, Jr., 91, of Lebanon, [Pennsylvania] died on Thursday, April 26, 2018 ... He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Howard was a veteran of the Army in World War II ... Funeral services will be ... at the funeral home. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with full military honors ...

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Otis M. Stahl, age 97, of Sturgis, passed ... Sept. 19, 2018, ... He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, ... He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and a life member of Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion. ... Funeral services will be held ... at the funeral home. A graveside committal will follow ... Full military honors will be conferred by Capt. John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Stahl's memory consider Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Sturgis, MI ...

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Barry Wayne Reece, age 70, ... passed ... November 23, 2018 ... Barry was a Jehovah's Witness and an United States Army Veteran. ... A Memorial Service will be held ... Evans Mortuary, Full Military Honors with the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and Tennessee Army National Guard. ...

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Jack S. McNutt, 73, died ... Feb. 9, 2018 ... [Retired US Marine Corps] ... Service will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... New Bern, [North Carolina]. Burial ... at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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John William Chaney, ... died on April 30, 2017 ... Memorial service will be ... at Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses ... in Sedalia with Elder Willie Jenkins officiating. Full Military Honors by V.F.W. Post 2591 and the Air Force.

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February 6, 2017 ... Jess Hall joined the United States Army ... Jess Hall was baptized as one of Jehovah Witnesses in the early 1970s. He was a member of the Oak Park congregation. He was dedicated to going to the Kingdom Hall. ... Parkwyn Funeral Home and Crematory ... MILITARY HONORS ... Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

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USMC Retired Staff Sgt. Will J. Bunton 78, ... died Monday, December 4, 2017 ... Funeral Services ... Wright-Donaldson Home For Funerals. Burial will follow in the Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors. ... enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served with honor and dignity for 20 years, retiring on October 31, 1981, as a Staff Sergeant. He exemplified the Esprit-de-Corps. During his military service, he received the Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Good Conduct Medal, Pistol Expert Badge, Rifle Marksman Badge M-16, and National Defense Service Medal. For his civil service career, Will worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina. He worked with the cemetery team, providing outstanding burial service and maintaining the cemetery as a national shrine for the men and women who served their country. He received numerous kind words from the families of veterans buried there and from cemetery visitors. Will was the recipient of many service awards honoring his outstanding performance. Will had a charitable heart. He was an avid donor to charity and veterans organizations including World Vision International Ethiopia, Father Flanagan's Boys Home, and Veterans of Foreign Wars... He was a regular attendee of the Beaufort Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He never left the Kingdom Hall without leaving a donation.

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Durwood Harold Crosby, 83, of Wichita Falls, passed ... December 27, 2017. Funeral services will be ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... with Brother Dennis Ott officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Rosemont Cemetery ... .

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Daniel F. Dugal Sr., age 71, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Sterling, ... McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Military rites will follow ... at the funeral home. A short memorial motorcycle ride will follow after military honors.


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Paul E. Persinger Sr., 89, ... passed ... Jan. 9, 2017, ... Dengel & Son Mortuary. ... Interment Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps. ... Paul served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from September 1945 to October 1946, where he saw combat action in the South Pacific Theater. In September 1950, he reenlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War. He obtained the rank of staff sergeant. He was a mobile electronic instructor, who trained pilots in the latest Air Force technology involving jet fighter aircraft and radar. He was honorably discharged in September 1954. ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children ...


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Theodore R. Pope passed away ... March 30, 2017... . ... Theodore began studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses and was baptized in 1971. Theodore found great joy in reading and speaking to others about the Bible. He especially enjoyed engaging in the field ministry and helping others learn about Jehovah ... A memorial service will be held ... at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Burlington, NJ. A burial with military honors in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery ... .

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Ernest A.R. Chester, 87, ... died Saturday January 28, 2017 ... He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. His love of people supported him to do the work of this ministry for more than 45 years. ... A memorial service will be held ... at the Leicester Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Burial with military honors will be held ... prior to the Memorial service. ... In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Worldwide Building Fund of Jehovah's Witnesses, through the Leicester Congregation.

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Samuel Whitmire, 70, of Newport died ... February 17, 2017 ... . ... Samuel served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. ... Samuel was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was baptized at 15 ... When he established himself in Newport he regained his faith and devotion. Samuel was well known in Newport and Middletown for his active ministry preaching the good news of God's Kingdom. ... Burial with Military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, ... A Bible discourse remembering Samuel will take place ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... All are welcome to hear this encouraging presentation. Donations, in Samuel's memory, can be made to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society ... .

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Daryl Wayne Freshcorn, 77, ... died ... Feb. 27 [2017] ... He was a very spiritual individual and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witnesses. ... There will be no viewing or visitation. Burial was at ... the Cemetery of the Alleghenies ... Military Honors were provided by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard.

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Kenneth M. Mullikin, Sr., 83, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017. ... He was a member of Jehovah Witnesses ... His funeral service with full military honors will be at 3 p.m. Friday March 17, in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel.

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Norman L. Long, 77, ... died January 17, 2017 ... Mr. Long was a Jehovah's Witness and a member of Kingdom Hall in Pittsburg, KS. ... Inurnment will be at a later date in the National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas with military rites by the Kansas Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team. ...


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James Lee Hamilton, age 69, Russellville, passed ... April 17, 2017 ... Mr. Hamilton proudly served his nation in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. ... The visitation will be ... at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russellville. The funeral will follow ... at Kingdom Hall. Burial will be at Franklin Memory Gardens, with military honors.

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Arthur Lee Jamison, Sr., 84, ... passed ... November 3, 2017 ... Mr. Jamison was a member of the Lumpkin Road Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was retired from the U.S. Army and Civil Service. ... Funeral services will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses congregation at ... Columbus, GA. Interment with full military honors will follow in Main Post Cemetery in Fort Benning, GA.
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Eddie Adams ... departed this life on October 14, 2017 at the age of 98 ... dedicated member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness ... Funeral will follow ... with Brother Danny Logan officiating. Interment will be in the Mound City National Cemetery ... Military honors provided by the United States Air Force Honors detail team from Scott Air Force Base and Area Veterans.

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Frank Lewis, Jr, age 96, ... passed away ... May 2, 2017 ... He was a very active and faithful member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall ... Funeral services will be held ... Davis-Watkins Funeral Home with committal services following ... with full military honors.

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Oakley Edward Vicars, 87, of Oak Hill, passed ... June 18, 2017, ... Mr. Vicars served our country in the US Air Corps and attended the Kingdom Hall-Jehovah's Witness in Oak Hill. ... Funeral services for Mr. Vicars will be conducted at ... the High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel ... with Elder Samuel Lambert officiating. Entombment will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park ... where the Oak Hill Post 3110 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites. ...


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Jay H. Doll, 89, of Midland [Michigan] died ... Jan. 15, 2016 ... He served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II ... Jay was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Midland ... officiated at basketball games and was an umpire doing baseball games ... Cremation has taken place and a Service of Celebration will be at ... the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home ... David Jayne will officiate. Military Honors will be presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Midland Area Veterans.

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Roy A. Beck passed away Tuesday May 17, 2016 ... Marine Corps Veteran and a member of the Elizabethville [Pennsylvania] Jehovah Witness Church ... Graveside Memorial Services with military honors will be held ... at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with Pastor Carl E. Slough officiating.


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Joe L. Webster, 79, passed ... July 14, 2016. The funeral service will be at ... East Asheville Congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Swannanoa, NC. Burial will be ... at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with the NC National Guard performing military rites.


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William G. Kaufman, 68, [Louisville, KY] passed away ... July 10, 2016 ... an Army Vietnam veteran and a member of Huntington Park Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses ... Highlands Funeral Home ... Burial with military honors ...

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Thomas Elmo Loomas ... U.S. Veteran .... Age 96 years ... passed ... January 15, 2016 ... he was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in East Prairie since 1955 ... served during World War II ... Alan Laszewski officiating. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Missouri Funeral Honors Program.

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Bruce Carlton Conrad, Sr., age 83 of Smyrna, TN, passed ... December 5, 2016 ... Graveside services ... at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Military honors ... Conrad attended the Jehovah Witness Smyrna East congregation, and was a retired US Air Force Staff Sergeant.


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Ralston C. Glatz, 84, of Lansford, [Pennsylvania] formerly Johnstown passed away [March 6, 2016] ... Ralston served in the Army (1952-54) during the Korean War. He was of the Jehovah Witness faith and was a member of the Kingdom Hall, Lehighton ... A celebration of life service will be held ... at the Shawn E. Clark Funeral Home ... Burial with military honors will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery ...

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[Larry Allen Weins] age 64, of St. Paul, passed away on October 8, 2016. ... Memorial Service ... at Wheelock Parkway Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Private inurnment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (Military Honors required) ...

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Robert Jateen Rudder, age 77, ... died ... June 15, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN ... He served in the Coast Guard for 17 years. ... Robert was introduced to Bible truths through Jean's contact with Jehovah's Witnesses while stationed on Governor's Island, NY. After careful examination he realized the ring of truth and decided to leave the military and dedicate his life to Jehovah. He symbolized that dedication and was baptized in September of 1974. Robert was a faithful servant of Jehovah in many congregations in Knoxville and most recently in the North Murfreesboro Congregation until his death. ... A memorial service will be held ... at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness ... Murfreesboro, TN ... A private family burial will be at Nashville National Cemetery at a later date. ... memorials may be made to the Watchtower, 25 Columbia Heights Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Harold R. "Sonny" Payton, 71, [Albuquerque, NM] passed ... November 10, 2015 ... He proudly served in the US Navy ... devout Jehovah's Witness ... Strong-Thorne Chapel ... The Funeral Service will be held with Military Honors ...

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Ralph K. Adkins, 86, passed away May 14, 2015 ... Ralph was a Korean War veteran ... A Jehovah's Witness, ... Huber Funeral Home, ... with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City. ... There will be military rites conducted by VFW Post #2939. ...

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Joseph Lonon Sr., 68, of Hinesville [Georgia] passed ... May 10, 2015 ... He was a veteran of the United States Army, having retired after more than 22 years of service. After his military career, Mr. Lonon went to work in law enforcement ... Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Flemington with Bro. Isaac Bacon Sr. officiating. ... Burial will be at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery ... with full military honors being rendered. Pallbearers will be from the United States military. The family has requested that remembrances be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness ... Allenhurst, GA.


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Darwin Faye Bowen died Saturday, September 12, 2015 ... was a Jehovah's Witness and served in the United States Marines. ... Graveside service with military rites were ... at Whitten's Crossroads Cemetery, Iron City, Tenn., with Sammy Franks officiating.

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Weldon K. Groves ... earning a biology degree in 1940 from Sam Houston College ... embarked on military duty and was accepted into one of the first groups of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, ... After the war ended, he commanded military weather detachments, ... Groves, who retired from active duty in 1964 as a major and later was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel, died May 12[, 2008] ... a few days short of his 91st birthday. He will be buried with full military honors ... at Tahoma National Cemetery ... Besides Friday's military graveside service, a memorial service will be held on Saturday at a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, ... Tacoma.

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[U.S. Marine Sergeant Charles W. Minard, native of Newburgh, New York, was killed in action in North Korea in March 1953.] ... Funeral services ... to be conducted by Brother Milton Johnson of Jehovah's Witnesses. Full military honors will be given. ...

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Robert Morris Harris, 87, of Waveland, Miss ... died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Biloxi Veterans' Hospital ... an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Kingdom Hall in Waveland. ... graveside military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972.

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Herman "Homer" Preston Sr., 83, of Mansfield, [Ohio] died Monday, March 21, 2016 ... A veteran of the United States Army ... Homer was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses East Congregation and the American Legion Post 676 in Mansfield. ... Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Service.


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Stuart Edward Desjarlait, 59, ... died Saturday, April 18, 2009, ... A funeral will be held ... in the Old Red Lake Middle School Gym ... George Ross officiating. A wake will begin ... and will continue until the time of service. Burial will be in St. Antipas Episcopal Cemetery ... A memorial service will be held ... at the Bemidji Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Military honors will be provided by the VFW post in Red Lake. Pallbearers will be Edward Rob Lussier, Gilbert Lussier II, Cory James Desjarlait, Cory William Desjarlait, Loren Lyons, Jason Champagne and Kevin Cook Sr. ... He served in the U.S. Army from 1972-1977, which included a tour in Korea with the 2nd Armored Division. He was an expert marksman and earned the NDSM, GCM and AFEM medals. Following his discharge, he returned to Red Lake, where he worked as a probation officer and a social worker for several years. ... He worked at Red Lake Schools as a guidance counselor, tutor and dean of students, and was the assistant principal at the Middle School. ... He enjoyed going to pow-wows, where he was a traditional grass dancer. ... He was an avid Red Lake Warriors fan. He was considered a very eloquent speaker. ...

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Robert Brown, 85 ... died Friday, February 10, 2012 ... . ... He was a member of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Kingston ... Burial with military honors will follow ... .

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Paul Stephen Lenz passed away on August 11, 2016 ... Active member of the Jehovah Witness Congregation, Kahaluu. ... The celebration of Paul's life will be held at the Jehovah Witness Hall in Kaneohe ... Military Honors at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery ... .

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Robert Johnson, 81, ... passed November 9, 2007 ... He was a Jehovah's Witness where he attended the Orange Grove Kingdom Hall. He was also retired from the United States Air Force where he served his country for 21 years. ... Funeral Services: ... Lockett-Williams Mortuary, ... Interment: Biloxi National Cemetery where the United States Air Force will provide full military honors.

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Frederick H. 'Bud' Hervey, 85, ... died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006 ... He was a World War II Army veteran and received his Purple Heart in 2004, after 61 years. ... He was a member of the Lincoln Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Military Honors at 6 p.m. Memorial service 1 p.m. Thursday in Bell Brothers Funeral Home. Burial at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn.

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Mr. Eric Delano Johnson, 64, ... entered into eternal rest Friday morning, April 27, 2012 ... He attended the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall - Petersburg Congregation. He was retired from Defense General Supply, Richmond and also served in the United States Marine Corp. ... Burial will be ... with military honors. ...

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Ernest Donald Bragdon, Jr. died March 20, 2014 ... Interment will follow with military honors at Union Cemetery, Niantic. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made ... to the Jehovah's Witnesses ... Mystic ...

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Raymond Fleming died December 2, 2011. ... Raymond joined the military at the age of 18 and ... served in the Vietnam War. ... The US Army will present Military Honors at ... Bay Pines National Cemetery. One of Jehovah's Witnesses, Minister Earl Greene will deliver the Funeral Talk.

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Rusha Chavous, Jr., 86, of Manchester, NH, died September 10, 2015 ... . ... Since 1975, Rusha was an active member of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Burial with military honors will follow in New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery ... .

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Millard Simmons Gardner, 64, ... died Thursday, June 18, 2015 ... . ... Memorial service will be at ... the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Balmer, Elder at Lawton Heritage Hills Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. ... Burial with military honors will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery ... .

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Wilbur Eugene Davis Jr., age 79, of Madison, Indiana ... died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ... He served in the United States Army National Guard from 1953-1961 ... He served from 1970-1974 as a Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff. Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, ... Madison VFW Post 1969 ... was of the Christian faith. ... Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor [Elder] Larry Boldery at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, ... MILITARY RITES. A final salute will be conducted ... at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion with military honors to follow at the graveside. MEMORIAL EXPRESSIONS Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Calvin "Butch" Arthur Bridges ... died ... October 15, 2015. ... Calvin served in the United States Army ... After service, he went on to work for the US Department of Veteran Affairs as a veteran serving other veterans where he retired in 2002. ... Mr. Bridges was a devout Jehovah's Witness. ... Funeral services will be held at ... Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, ... Winston-Salem. The Military Rites, Committal and Benediction will be held at ... Salisbury National Cemetery.

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Richard Markowski, Saratoga Springs, NY, died on September 11, 2015 ... Richard proudly served his country as a Marine in the Vietnam War ... Mr. Markowski also served as one of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Tunison Funeral Home ... Burial will take place with full military honors at ... the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery ...

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William T. Varney, 85, of Nashua died ... September 20, 2008. ... He was a World War II United States Army Air Force veteran and flew B-17s in the European Theater. ... He was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses in Hollis. ... A Graveside Service with military honors and interment will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery ...

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Richard Douglas Brown ... died ... December 11th, 2011, ... at the age of 64 ... was employed at Two Rivers Correctional Institution as Physical Plant Manager ... spent 5 years as a sergeant in the United States Army. ... celebrated his 45th wedding anniversary ... He looked forward every week to his Bible discussions with his good friend Jim Bunyard, and always made sure dessert and coffee were ready. ... survived by his wife Rita Brown, who is a member of Jehovah's Witnesses congregation for many years, his son Kris Brown of Ely Nevada, ... There will be memorial services ... at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, Oregon, and at his son's request military honors will be recognized. There also will be a memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 440 Pine St. in Hermiston ...


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James Alexander Sr., 82, of Topeka, passed away ... December 30, 2013. ... He was drafted into the Army in June of 1949 ... Germany ... Vietnam ... Korea ... retiring from the service in March of 1972. ... had a great love for his church. He was baptized a Jehovah's Witness in 1994. ... A visitation ... with full Military Honors being presented ... at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home ... Memorial Service will be Saturday ... at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... Topeka KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ...


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Melvin Leonard Bridges, 61, of Battle Creek, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, ... He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict ... He attended Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Urbandale congregation. ... Burial: Fort Custer National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials: Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Urbandale congregation.

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Lloyd D. Conner, 88, of Kewanee, died ... Nov. 12, 2008, at Kewanee Hospital. Funeral services will be at ... Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Clifford Wys will officiate. ... Cremation will take place following the services and private family inturnment will be ... at a later date. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside by the Kewanee Veterans Council. ... Lloyd entered the Air Force in August 1943 serving in the 306th Bomb Group as a staff sergeant. During his active service he was a radio operator/gunner of a B-17 Flying Fortress out of the 8th Air Forces Bomber Station England. He was awarded the European Theatre of Operations Campaign Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, as well as Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters. ... He was a life member of VFW Post 8078 and a member of the Flemish American club and the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses. He also enjoyed the company of his special friend Delores "Dee" Richards.

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Keith Williams, 49, of Michigan City, departed this life June 19, 2015 ... Funeral services will be held at ... Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, ... La Porte, Indiana. Burial will follow ... with military honors.

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Boston Harden Jr., 67, of Jacksonville died July 25, 2011 ... The funeral will be at ... Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Faroy Best officiating. Burial with military honors will be at ... Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. ...

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Orval Newton Lewis, departed this world Sunday December 10, 2006 ... He attained the rank of sergeant while serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces on Tinian Island in the southwest Pacific during WWII ... long standing member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners local 329. Sgt. Lewis will be buried with military honors ... with a funeral to follow ... in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness of Nicoma Park.

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Harry Armstead, 73, ... passed away on November 24, 2012 ... The Jehovah congregation will conduct the services and a Memorial tribute by the Military Honor Guards ... Before returning home he united with the Jehovah witness in New York, which he loved and they loved him. Upon returning to Lafayette he united with the Congregation in Lafayette, LA this was his passion. While in Baton Rouge he continued working faithfully with the witness in Baton Rouge as much as he could, as his health permitted. ... Special thanks to ... all the brothers and sisters in his congregation of Jehovah witnesses for all the "Love and Care and Support" that they gave him over the years. Also a very special thanks to the overseer Doug Demer Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boudreaux and the entire Congregation who has always been there for Harry, to the military's Honor Guards, Thanks to everyone who helped in any way. "On The Wings of Death the Soul Takes Flight Into a Land Where There Is No Night." ...

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Anna Mary Paiva, 73, of Sturgis passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Fort Meade VA LTC. Military Honors will be ... at the Black Hills National Cemetery, provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard. A memorial of her life will be ... at the Kingdom Hall ... Sturgis, SD.


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Donald 'Don' Charles Hickton, 78, of Tolland, Connecticut ... passed away ... March 14, 2011 ... He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Manchester. ... Funeral services will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Manchester. Burial will follow in South Cemetery in Tolland with military honors.

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John (Jack) Ames ... died Thursday, December 22, 2011. ... John served in World War II in the army. He was in the combat engineers from 1943-1945, earning a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal, and an ETO with five gold stars. He also received an Expert in Rifle and a Presidential Citation. ... His first teaching job was at the Jefferson Brick School teaching grades 2-8. He also started a 6-man football team there and at Justus Gage and McKinley Schools in Dowagiac. He went on to teach at Bertrand in Niles township, and later in Brandywine. He was a teaching principal, and later served as Superintendent of the Lewis - Cass Intermediate School District. ... Masters degree in 1955, at Western Michigan University. While there, we wrote a thesis on football injuries which contributed toward players wearing face masks and mouth pieces. ... Memorials may be made to the Cass County Council on Aging or the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Dowagiac, Michigan. ... Elder Bobby Hackett will lead a memorial service ... Jack will be laid to rest with military honors at Riverside Cemetery.


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A retired [African-American] Clarksville Police officer ... Leo Richardson, 84, and Patricia Richardson, 77, [Latino?] died in their sleep of smoke inhalation ... Setember 10, 2016 ... Leo Richardson was a Vietnam veteran who retired from the Army after 20 years before becoming a Clarksville Police officer. ... Williams joined the CPD Nov. 15, 1971, and served the department for 16 years. In 1987, he joined the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and spent 70 hours each month teaching others the Bible, said church member Larry Cue. ... Burial with full military honors will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West ... .

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Donald Lee Mozingo, 81, of Monett entered into eternal rest on Friday December 16, 2016 ... . ... Military Honors and visitation are being held ... . Memorial services for Donald are being held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Monett with Joe Dobbins officiating.

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Bruce Carlton Conrad, Sr., age 83 of Smyrna, TN, passed away Monday Dec. 5, 2016.... Graveside services will be ... at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Military honors. ... Conrad attended the Jehovah Wittiness Smyrna East congregation, and was a retired US Air Force Staff Sergeant. ...

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Walton Ames, 90, of Lancaster [Ohio] passed ... February 6, 2016 ... Walton served in the U.S. Army during WWII. ... a member of Kingdom Hall ... Sheridan Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Rose Cemetery with military honors.

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William H. Donnelly, Sr., 86, Altoona, passed away ... November 12, 2016 ... . ... Bill was a member of the Altoona Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Interment at Blair Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.

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John Henry Thomas age 93, resident of Prattville, Alabama died Tue, Oct 25, 2016 ... Funeral Services will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness ... Prattville with Bro. Johnnie Howard officiating. Burial in Locust Bluff Cemetery with Military Honors.

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Raymond Joseph James ... . Funeral Services will be held ... January 30, 2016 in Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers with Elder Michael Madden of Lafayette West Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. Military honors will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Mr. David Stewart, 79, ... friends are invited to attend service ... at Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall, ... Hardeeville, South Carolina. Interment Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Eugene D. Botellio, 78 of Taunton passed ... January 19, 2016 ... A Memorial Talk ... rendered by the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. Burial with Military Honors performed by the United States Army ... .

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Graveside services ... Gerald "Jerry" Schwartz, 76, who died on May 8, 2015 ... . Tim Woskobojnik will officiate the service, which will include military honors, ... . Mr. Schwartz ... was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Prudenville. ... He served in the U.S. Army ... .

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Kenneth G. Freyer Jr., 81, of La Porte, passed away ... Oct. 10, 2015 ... He was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, Michigan City, and was an active ministerial servant. Kenneth honorably served in the U.S. Army. ... A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, ... Michigan City, ... with Randy Yahamatter officiating. Burial will be held ... with military honors.

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Rose M. "Dolly" Pollagi, 87, Johnstown, died July 19, 2015 ... . ... Dolly was a veteran of the United States Air Force ... . She was the president of the Belmont Vol. Fire Co., Ladies Auxillary ... A memorial service will be held ... at the Windber Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Committal and military honors at Kaufman cemetery.

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Donald C. Cooney ... passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 ... Don attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and was a member of the Olean American Legion and was a life member of the Olean VFW. ... Elder Zane Kinston will officiate. Burial will be ... Members of the Alleghany American Legion Charles Herbal Post 892 Ritual Team will accord full military honors.

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Ernest N. Amer, 93, ... died Feb. 10, 2015 ... . ... A service of remembrance will be held ... at the Foley Funeral Home, ... Daniel Fielders will officiate. Burial with military honors will be held ... in the spring. ... memorial contributions in Mr. Amer's name may be made to Kingdom Hall, in care of Daniel Fielders ... .

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Lorenzo Leak, Sr. passed away peacefully ... January 16, 2015. ... On December 30, 1973, Lorenzo dedicated his life and became one of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... A private service with Military Honors will be held in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery ... .


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James H. Dowdy, 63, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, ... he ... attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served our country in the U.S. Army. ... His funeral service ... at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors, ...

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Heimer Walfred Dahlquist, 86, of Sycamore, Illinois, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, ... Heimer was a veteran of the US Navy, having served during World War II. ... He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in DeKalb. ... The memorial service will be held ... at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with full military honors. Burial of cremated remains will be later ...

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Edward Johnson, age 74 of Belle Fourche, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 ... A memorial service will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Belle Fourche. ... Interment will take place at the Black Hills National Cemetery ... . Military Honors will be provided by the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard.

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Douglas Allen Dowty, age 66, of St. Paris, Ohio, passed ... September 14, 2014 ... served in the U.S Army as a Medic from 1969 to 1970 and in the Air National Guard until 1979 ... Doug was a member of the Bellefontaine Kingdom Hall. ... Memorial graveside services will be held ... with Military Honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. His friend John Wright will officiate the service.

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James A. Wolcott, 88 years of age of Challis, Idaho passed away on September 13, 2014 ... . Memorial services will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Challis at 2:00 p.m. Military Honors and luncheon will be at the Senior Citizens Center of ...

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William Robey Murten Sr., 93, of Cumberland, passed ... April 19, 2014, ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness - Cumberland Congregation and also a member of the Fort Ashby VFW. ... A funeral service ... at the funeral home ... with Robert Merkel presiding. ... Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.

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Troy William Simmons age 55 died Tuesday May 27, 2014, in St. Joseph's Hospital ... in Savannah ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and a Veteran of the United States Army. ... Interment will follow in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville with military honors

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Jerry Mitchell Jones, 76, died July 24, 2014, ... Mr. Jones was a veteran of the United States Navy. ... Funeral services will be held at ... Bryant Funeral Home with Robert Espinosa, Jehovah's Witness, officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery with military rites by the United States Navy Honor Guard. ...

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Marion Hendry Brower, 91, of Macon, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013, ... . He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. ... He was a member of the Macon Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Funeral service ... Funeral Home ... with John Sights officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery ... .

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George Roth, 91, of Fleetwood [Pennsylvania,] formerly of Kutztown, died May 21, 2013 ... He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served at Pearl Harbor during World War II ... He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kutztown. ... Funeral services will be held ... in Ludwick Funeral Home ... with Brother Roger Blair officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion Honor Guard, Topton, and the U.S. Navy, officiated by Scott A. Staub, will follow in New Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Fleetwood.

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John Willis Cooper, age 84, ... passed away ... August 12, 2013, ... He was of the Jehovah's Witness faith and loved to read the Bible. ... Funeral services will be held ... in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Steven Perkins officiating. Burial will follow ... with full military honors conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post Number 138.

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Joel C. Brooks, 74, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Services will be held ... with Perry Adams officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. ... served in the Marines, and attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Byron.

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Norman E. McDaniel, 90, ... died Sunday, November 17, 2013 ... He was a Jehovah's Witness. ... Graveside services with military honors will be ... Steve Stocksdale officiating.

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John Willman, age 86, ... died Monday, August 12, 2013 ... . Interment Address: Lakeview Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Burial with Full Military Honors at Lakeside Cemetery.

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Robert L. Lamar, 90, formerly of Vermilion, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Ohio Veteran's Home after a lengthy illness. ... He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II ... He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Church and the American Legion Post #397. ... Reverend Paul Birmingham, chaplain of the Ohio Veterans Home, will officiate. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors. [Was Robert Lamar "shunned" after he was forced to live at the Ohio Veterans Home, or was Lamar like the family-less JW in an Indianapolis nursing home (4-6 congregations within 10-15 minute drive) who was completely "abandoned" after decades of faithful service?]


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William Edward "Bill" Lyda, 67, of Middleburg, FL, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013. He was ... a veteran of the US Army. ... Interment services will follow visitation at Woodlawn Cemetery ... with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Watch Tower Society of Jehovah's Witness ...

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Charlie Lewis Gibson, 86, of Lynn Haven, Florida, died Saturday April 7, 2012, in Panama City, Fla. ... Charlie spent 30 years in the United States Army ... Charlie was a devoted and loyal Jehovah's Witness for the past 30 years ... A memorial service will be held ... at the Bay Congregation Kingdom Hall in Southport, Fla. ... Interment will follow ... where full military honors will be accorded by the United States Army

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James Henry Monroe Lewis, 78, of Dixon, died ... Sept. 3, 2012 ... . Graveside services with military honors ... will be held at ... the Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Fort Leonard Wood. Memorial services will be held at ... the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness of Crocker.

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Samuel R. Hammons, 87, of ... Fremont [Ohio] passed ... June 28, 2012 ... Samuel served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 ... Samuel was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness ... Service ... at the funeral home. Burial ... with Military Honors provided by the American Legion and VFW. ("our donation is going to the honor flight. we are sure that your dad would want it that way")

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James "Jimmy" Lindsey Cornwell, 54, of Morgantown passed away Sunday April 8, 2012 ... He retired from the Army after 24 years of service to his country. ... Jenkins Funeral Home ... with Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Burial will follow at East Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by Westover VFW Post 9916 and WVANG Honor Guard, Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV.


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Irving Stokes, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Saturday July 28 2012. ... interment with military honors ... Irving was a WWII US Army veteran and retired as an Electrical Engineer for Grumman's Corporation on Long Island, NY. ... He joined the Jehovah Witnesses Organization in July of 1976 and was a devoted brother.

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Richard Paul Piper, age 78, of Cincinnati, passed ... July 15, 2012 at V.A. Medical Center ... Bronze Star Recepient of the Vietnam War, a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, both Covington West Congregation and also Bridgetown Rd., Cincinnati Congregation. ... Chambers & Grubbs ... Burial with military honors ...

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Robert R. Callahan, 92, of Marseilles, died Sunday February 27, 2011 ... Funeral services will be ... with Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Marseilles. Military honors will be provided by the Marseilles Honor Guard. ... A funeral discourse will be given by Elder Charles Dillard ... at the Ottawa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Jose F. Licano, 22, of Las Cruces passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011. ... At the time of his death, Jose was a member of the United States Navy Reserve and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. ... Baca's Funeral Home, 300 E. Boutz Road, where the Funeral Discourse is scheduled ... Final Discourse ... in Masonic Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by a Naval Honor Guard.

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Kenneth Dodson, 82, of Fort Smith, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 ... He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a master plumber, and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... A committal of cremains will be ... at the Fort Smith U.S. National Cemetery with military honors. There will also be a family held memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ...


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James Richard "Dick" Clarke, 70, Hermon, died ... March 24, 2011, ... He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. ... He was a member of the Galesburg Kingdom Hall Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Funeral will be at ... Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Adrian Dillin will officiate. ... Military rites will be conducted by Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381. Cremation will be accorded after the service ...

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Robert G. Ware, age 81, of Buckhannon, WV died Saturday, May 1, 2010 ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness in Tennerton. ... Funeral services will be held ... Wease Day officiating. ... VFW Post # 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post # 7 American Legion, DAV Chapters # 5 & # 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside....

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David F. Golson Sr. ... Montgomery, AL expired ... December 29, 2010. Funeral services will be held ... at Kingdom Hall, Old Hayneville Rd. with Bro.Graves officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at the Alabama National Cemetery ...

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Warren Henderson ["Gub"] Lyerly, Sr., age 78, of Madison, [NC] passed away [September 2010] ... Warren retired from the Air Force, where he was a cook. ... He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... A visitation ... from 1-3 p.m. with military honors at 3 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home ... A memorial service will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Madison, [North Carolina] with Elder George Miles presiding.


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Kenneth L. Bray, 88, of Orefield, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 ... A memorial service will be held ... at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, ... Orefield. ... Private interment with military honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery ... .

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John T. "Tom" Van Dunk, Sr. ... June 13, 2010 ... He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as a tanker. He was a dedicated Witness of Jehovah's organization ... A Burial of Cremains with military honors ... at Orange County Veterans Cemetery ... A Memorial service will be held ... at Kingdom Hall ... Middletown.
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Gerald L. Waddell, [Milwaukee, WI] September 1, 2010, age 90 years ... Military Honors ... at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery ... followed by a memorial service ... at Kingdom Hall, 6636 W. Appleton Ave...

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Kenneth Ray Hall, [African-American], Connecticut State Trooper, 57, of Hartford, CT ... died in the line of duty on ... September 2, 2010 ... Kenneth enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served during Vietnam as a sniper. Upon his discharge after 13 years of service, he attended the Connecticut State Police Academy and graduated ...1988 and began his career as a Connecticut State Trooper ... He also served at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy as an adjunct instructor and was assigned to many specialized details including Presidential details and other VIP protection assignments. Ken loved his work and was very proud to be a United States Marine and a Connecticut State Trooper. In his spare time, he loved being outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was passionate about physical fitness and was a competitive power lifter while serving in the Marines and was known as "Suntan Superman". During his career, he won over 100 trophies for power lifting and broke several records. Ken also excelled in martial arts and was a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Tower Avenue in Hartford, and participated in mission work all over the Hartford area. ... A funeral service with Military Honors will be held ... at the Connecticut State Armory ... memorial donations may be made to Concerns of Police Survivors ... or to The National Museum of the Marine Corps ... (only 2 of 117 Obit comments were from JWs)

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Charles E. Myers, 70, of Windsor, IL passed ... August 18, 2010 ... Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home ... Burial will be in Whitfield Cemetery, Moultrie Co. with military rites. ... He served in US Marines as a Lance Corporal. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses ...


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Andy Joe Melton, 40, of Prescott, ... died July 1, 1991. ... He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Prescott Valley. ... He was .. a Vietnam War Army veteran. He also was a member of Disabled American Veterans. ... Services: Funeral ... Fort Whipple V.A. Medical Center ... full military honors ... American Legion Post No. 6 officiating ... Graveside services; National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, ... continuation of full military honors ... American Legion of Maricopa County ...


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Mark E. Tucker, of Fishkill, NY, formerly of Harlem, NY, entered into rest Tuesday, March 13, 2012 ... . Mark was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and served in Korea. He was a member of the American Legion, Beacon, and the Kingdom Hall, Somers. ... Libby Funeral Home ... Memorial Services with Military Honors will take place. A Kingdom Hall Elder will officiate.

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Fred Darrell Kilcrease Sr. ... passed away on ... December 26, 2009 ... Funeral services will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... with James Glover officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing.

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Perry Carter Sr., 87, of ... Geneva [New York] passed ... September 20, 2009 ... Funeral services will be at ... Waterloo Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness ... with Brother Raymond Pichany officiating. Burial will be ... with military honors.

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Wilbern B. "Mike" Hornbuckle, 88, of Advance, MO, died Sunday, May 3, 2009 ... attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness ... He proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. ... Funeral service ... at the Liley Funeral Home chapel with Brother Gerald Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Morgan Memorial Cemetery ... with full military honors provided by the Missouri Honors Team.


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William Jackson "Jay" Potter, age 76 of Elk Park, NC died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 ... Potter was a member of the Kingdom Hall, Cranberry, NC. ... Potter served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW. ... The funeral service for Mr. Potter will be conducted ... in the Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel ... with Rev. Darrell Holly officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post No. 49. Active pallbearers will be Ken Hanson, Brent Govert, Staples Carpenter, Mark Lyon, Daniel Potter and Michael Potter.

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George R. Williams, 78, of Terre Haute, IN passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 ... He was affiliated with the Jehovah's Witness Church ... and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. Services will be held ... at Greiner Funeral Home ... Aaron Wheaton will be officiating. ... Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 will conduct graveside military services.

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Ralph E. Sullivan, age 94, of Laurel, Delaware passed away on December 17, 2014 ... Mr. Sullivan belonged to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Seaford. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1817, the Masonic Lodge Number 32 in Burlington, New Jersey, and the Excelsior Consistory AASR, in West Collingswood, New Jersey. ... A memorial service will be held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home ... Followed by interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro with military honors ... Contributions can be made in Ralph's honor to the Disabled American Veterans ...

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Donald Calvert Caryl, 83, of Beaufort, S.C., died ... January 15, 2010 ... Donald served in the US Army during the Korean War (1950-1952) and the US Army Reserve (1952-1956). ... Graveside services will be held at ... Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. A memorial service will be held following the graveside service ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... in Bluffton, S.C.

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James R. Mullen, 83, of Greenwich [New York] passed away Sunday afternoon, April 4, 2010 ... served in the U.S. Navy during World War II ... Mr. Mullen was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Greenwich and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed shooting his rifles at his own rifle range located on his property. ... Funeral services with military honors will be held ... at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery ... Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Mullen may be made to the Easton-Greenwich Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 84, Greenwich, NY 12834 or the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, C/O Michael Dizoglio, 2328 State Route 22, Cambridge, NY ...


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Lewis V. Buford, 84, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, in Hampton, Virginia. ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery, with full military honors, at a later date.

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Irving Oscar Anderson, 77, of Marlborough [Connecticut] ... died ... April 21, 2009 ... Irving had proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member ... of the Manchester American Legion Post 102. ... Funeral services will be held ... in the Spencer Funeral Home ... Burial will follow with Military Honors in Marlborough Cemetery. ... In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Westchester, CT.


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Carleton J. Sullivan, 77, ... passed away ... Nov. 17, 2008 ... A funeral service will follow the calling hour ... with Kingdom Hall Elder, Gregg Garafalo, speaking. Burial, with military honors will take place ... at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery ... .


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Kermit M. Weirick, 99, ... passed away early Thursday morning, March 13, 2008 ... He was a veteran of World War II ... with two bronze stars. ... He was of the Jehovah's Witness faith and a member of the Rescue Hose Company, Beavertown. ... Hummel Funeral Home ... his nephew, Greg Ritter, officiating. Burial with military honors ...

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Jerry Ray Simpson Sr., 69, of Idaho Falls, died July 22, 2008 ... He served as a Private in the U.S. Army.
... He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. ... services at Wood Funeral Home ... with military rites by the Bonneville County Veterans Team and Idaho Honor Guard.


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Charles Dearmont Welsh, 77, of White Post, [Virginia] ... died [May 2008.] ... Enders & Shirley Funeral Home ... [Richard] Dick Jones. Burial, with military honors by the Clarke County Honor Guard ... He was an Army veteran ... He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses and former member of Berryville Moose. Pallbearers will be Allen Smallwood, Scott Mercer, Kevin Fletcher, Raymond Tumblin, Tom Larrick and Don Garver. Honorary pallbearers will be William Tumblin and Chad Wiley. ... Memorial contributions may be made to Boyce Volunteer Fire Co.

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Dennis R. "Bird" Bryant, 58, ... passed ... on Monday evening, Oct. 6, 2008 ... Elder Roy Lang of the Monaca Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Freedom. Full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit ... .

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Addle Mays Mawyer, 79, of Lynchburg [Virginia] passed away July 21, 2008 ... Mawyer was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea ... He was a member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall ... Whitten Funeral Home ... A graveside service will be conducted ... with military honors by American Legion Post 16.

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John H. 'Jack' Chipps, 84, of Nysted [Nebraska] died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 [Also lived in Kansas and South Dakota] ... Graveside service ... Military honors will be presented by the Mickelsen-Larkowski American Legion Post 241 of Dannebrog ... John served in the United States Army ... and took part in several campaigns in Europe ... He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses of Grand Island.

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Joseph Edward Conklin, 86, ... passed ... December 30, 2007 ... Conklin was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. ... He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, graduate of the USAF War College, a Mason, a member of the V.F.W., a member of the American Legion and the Purple Heart Society. Mr. Conklin was a retired Colonel having served in the United States Air Force for thirty years. ... The memorial service will be at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Gaffney, SC ... interment services ... is where family and friends will honor his service to this country.

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Paul Edgar Zechman, 86, of Sandusky [Ohio] passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007 ... He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II. ... Omaha Beach ... Battle of the Bulge ... Marshall Islands ... Okinawa ... He attained the rank of staff sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star ... Paul was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Organization, and James Martinez will conduct a memorial service in his honor ... at the funeral home. Burial, with military honors ...


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ANGELO M. QUATTRO, 87, of ... Cranston, [Rhode Island] passed ... October 10, 2007 ... He was an Army veteran serving in WWII from 1941-1945. ... He was an active member of the Park View Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME ... Burial with Military Honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery ...

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Lillian "Penny" Smith, a retired Nurse ... died ... March 15, 2006 ... She was 75 years old ... Penny proudly served as a nurse in the United States Navy, was one of the founders of the Greenville and Lenape Ambulance Corps, and taught first aid classes for the American Red Cross ... troop leader for the Westtown Girl Scout Troop #394 ... Penny was a Baptized member of the South English Middletown Congregation of Jehovah's Witness for over 16 years. She was loved by her congregation and will be dearly missed ... Funeral .. with full military honors ... at the funeral home. Cremation will be private ...


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Everett "Ray" Forsman, age 78, of Middletown, DE, passed away ... February 15, 2007 ... proudly served his country in Korea. ... newspaper pressman ... Chicago Tribune ... Washington Post ... Evening Star ... News Journal ... Middletown Historical Society, and the Civil War Roundtable ... He was a member of the Middletown Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. ... funeral services at ... Hutchison Funeral Home ... Interment with military honors will follow at the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery ...


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CLEO JACKSON JR., 56, died Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Atlanta [Georgia] Veterans Administration Hospital. Born in Kentucky, he was a U.S. Army veteran, served two tours, and made a career of the military until his retirement. ... Memorial services will be ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, ... Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville, KY ... Burial with Military Honors ... at New Albany National Cemetery ...

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Kenneth Donnell Nichols, [Anderson, SC] age 72, ... died Monday, September 10, 2007 ... Mr. Nichols served in the United States Army ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, East Congregation. ... McDougald Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park ... with the Military Honors by the Upstate Marine Honor Guard.

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July 14, 2006 ... Donald Milton Eaton passed on to a better place. ... He was a WWII veteran ... His burial will be with full military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held ... Mount Rose Cemetery. A procession will form at ... the entrance. Those wishing to honor his life may attend. Officiating at the service will be Mr. Joseph M. Woods, a minister of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Richard Cuthbert ... died Thursday, December 21, 2006, ... . Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Point South, South Carolina. Burial will follow in the Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. ... He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. ... He was instrumental in installing plumbing in the latest additions and new structures at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Parris Island, Marine Corps Air Station ... .

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Fronzella 'Buddy' Eskridge, [Knoxville, TN], 63, expired Thursday, August 10, 2006 ... Vietnam War Veteran. ... Unity Mortuary ... Brother Earl Colquitt officiating. Interment will be at ... TN Veterans Cemetery ... Full Military Honors will be provided. (Obit comments evidence surviving widow is a Jehovah's Witness.)

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Ralph K. Wagner, 82, of New Port Richey, FL, died September 16, 2005 ... He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Holiday, FL ... Military services by the Sumter County Honor Guard will be held ... at Florida National Cemetery ... 


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Fidel Martinez, 85, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away Sept. 5, 2004. ... Fidel was a WWII Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. He was a devoted member of Belmont Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... Funeral service ... at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Leo Derrera officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
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James P. Hopper Sr. (Buddy) -- a veteran of the United States Navy ... his death June 29, 2004. He was associated with Jehovah Witness Congregation until his illness prevented him from visiting the Kingdom Hall. ... Reese Funeral Home ... Brother Melvin Odom will give the Discourse. Interment will follow in the Biloxi National Cemetery ... with Military Honors.

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Clifford E. Garner died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 ... Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. Graveside services with full military rites ... at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery ... Memorial services will be held Thursday ... at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... in Hollister.


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Master Sgt. Henry C. Mintz, US Army retired, age 86, of Big Neck Road, died Saturday, November 23, 2002 ... While serving in the Army he fought during WW II and Korea, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal, he also served as a medic, an artillery specialist, and in the supply depot. Mr. Mintz was a farmer for many years and was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses, Shallotte, and the DAV. ... Funeral services will be conductcd at ... Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory ... Interment will follow in the Mintz Cemetery with full military honors.

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Harold Dennis Hazen [died] October 30, 2001 ... Marv Haffner Jr., Officiating. MILITARY RITES By VFW Post #628 ... Harold ... served during World War II. ... For the past 18 years the couple has ran a State Licensed Group Home for disabled veterans. He attended a Jehovah's Witness congregation. Harold was a member of the VFW and the NRA.

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Keith M. Reed, Sr. ... April 22, 2006 ... Interment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery ... with full military honors provided by VFW Post #1273. A luncheon will be held at Minneluzahan Senior Citizen Center ... hosted by the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Aaron Wayne Whitley passed ... August 2, 2001 ... he joined the U.S. Army, attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, served his country proudly, including tours in Korea and Okinawa ... family is especially grateful to the wonderful doctors and nurses at the VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida ... He was buried with military honors at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Memorial services will be held at the North Cape Coral Kingdom Hall.