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

 
 WATCHTOWER SOCIETY - JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
 
JEHOVAH'S WITNESS
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. SURPRISE!!! Here is a sufficient collection of recent newspaper excerpts (edited) which prove what is the actual WatchTower Cult policy.

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.

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Durwood Harold Crosby, 83, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Highway 79, with Brother Dennis Ott officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Rosemont Cemetery ... .

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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 4 p.m. on Saturday 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, of Worcester and formerly of Auburn 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 1 PM, Saturday February 18 at the Leicester Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3 Chapel Street, Leicester. Burial with military honors will be held at Worcester County Memorial Park, at 10:30 AM 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 unexpectedly Friday, 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 years of age on July 7, 1962. 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. ... Visiting and a brief service will be held today, March 2, 2017, in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI, at 9 a.m. Burial with Military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, ... .A Bible discourse remembering Samuel will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... Newport, at 3 p.m. 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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Eddie Adams ... departed this life on October 14, 2017 at the age of 98 ... . ... Services for Eddie Adams will be held on Friday October 20, 2017 at the Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00a.m until 11:00a.m. Funeral will follow at 11:00a.m. with Brother Danny Logan officiating. Interment will be in the Mound City National Cemetery at 12:30p.m with 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 until his health failed. ... Funeral services will beheld Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home with committal services following in Magnolia Cemetery with full military honors.

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James Lee Hamilton, age 69, Russellville, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hamilton proudly served his nation in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He was a kind, sweet, and caring man who never met a stranger. The visitation will be 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russellville. The funeral will follow at 12:00 noon at Kingdom Hall. Burial will be at Franklin Memory Gardens, with military honors.

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Arthur Lee Jamison, Sr., 84, ... passed Friday, 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 10 AM, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses congregation at 2742 N. Lumpkin Rd.,Columbus, GA. Interment with full military honors will follow in Main Post Cemetery in Fort Benning, GA.

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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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The [September 2016] blaze that killed a retired Clarksville Police officer and his wife early Saturday morning struck at the most dangerous time for fires and no smoke detector was found in the home, ... . Leo Richardson, 84, and Patricia Richardson, 77, died in their sleep of smoke inhalation ... . ... 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. ... Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson. 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 on Friday December 30, 2016 at 4pm with visitation to follow until 6pm at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel in Monett, Missouri. Memorial services for Donald are being held on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 3:00p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Monett with Joe Dobbins officiating.

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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. ... Friends will be received Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10 until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., 719 N 4th Avenue, Altoona. Interment at Blair Memorial Park 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, ... of Hardeeville, South Carolina. ... friends are invited to attend service on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 1171 Coleman Loop, Hardeeville, South Carolina. Interment Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Eugene D. Botellio, 78 of Taunton passed away on the morning of January 19, 2016 ... . ... A Memorial Talk will take place following the visitation in the funeral home, rendered by the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. Burial with Military Honors performed by the United States Army ... .

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Graveside services will be held June 27 for Roscommon resident Gerald "Jerry" Schwartz, 76, who died on May 8, 2015 ... . Tim Woskobojnik will officiate the service, which will include military honors, and be held at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, ... . 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 peacefully at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, 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 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 660 Warnke Road, Michigan City, IN 46360 with Randy Yahamatter officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015,at Oak Grove Cemetery, Mill Creek, Indiana 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 ... . ... At Dolly's request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thurs. July 23 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. ... Friends will be received on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., ... where funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at 10:00 am. Elder Zane Kinston will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Cemetery, Great Valley. 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 Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., Keene. Rev. Daniel Fielders will officiate. Burial with military honors will be held at the Greenlawn Cemetery 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, surrounded by family, at his home on Friday January 16, 2015. ... After traveling extensively with his family throughout his military career, in 1967 they settled in Beltsville, Maryland, where they became acquainted with Jehovah's Witnesses. 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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Edward Johnson, age 74 of Belle Fourche, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 10am Friday, January 17th, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Belle Fourche. There will be no visitation. 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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James A. Wolcott, 88 years of age of Challis, Idaho passed away on September 13, 2014 ... . Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 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 Challis at 4:00 p.m.

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William Robey Murten Sr., 93, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, 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. ... Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home ... on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Robert Merkel presiding. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans 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 will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with John Sights officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery ... .

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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 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Slater City Cemetery with [JW ELDER] Steve Stocksdale officiating.

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

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James Henry Monroe Lewis, 78, of Dixon, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 ... . Graveside services with military honors for James Henry Monroe Lewis will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Fort Leonard Wood. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness of Crocker.

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Robert R. Callahan, 92, of Marseilles, died Sunday February 27, 2011 ... . ...Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles 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 1 p.m. Saturday March 5 at the Ottawa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Kenneth L. Bray, 88, of Orefield, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 ... . ... A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7 at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 4733 Shankweiler Road, Orefield. ... Private interment with military honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery ... .

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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. ... A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday March 18, from 3:30 to 4:00 pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY, where at 4:00 pm Memorial Services with Military Honors will take place. A Kingdom Hall Elder will officiate.

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Fred Darrell Kilcrease Sr., a resident of Midland City passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009 ... . Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on States St. with James Glover officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing.

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Carleton J. Sullivan, 77, ... passed away suddenly Monday morning, Nov. 17, 2008 ... . ... A funeral service will follow the calling hour, at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Kingdom Hall Elder, Gregg Garafalo, speaking. Burial, with military honors, will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery ... .


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Dennis R. "Bird" Bryant, 58, ... passed ... on Monday evening, Oct. 6, 2008 ... . ... Friends will be received ... in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ... .  ... services will be held on Friday at noon. 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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Richard Cuthbert, of Dale, 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 employed by several local companies and independently as a master plumber. 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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Keith M. Reed, Sr. ... Services will be held at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home in Rapid City, Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 10:00am. ... Interment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery at 11:30 with full military honors provided by VFW Post #1273.  A luncheon will be held at Minneluzahan Senior Citizen Center at 1:30pm until 3:30 pm hosted by the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.