DIVORCE, BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUESAFFECTING 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.

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 nearly 100 recent obituaries sufficient to prove what is the actual WatchTower Cult policy. (Note that these 90+ obituaries have been heavily edited to reduce read time. Any fool thinking that edits change facts or meaning of the full obituaries is welcome to view full obituary by cut-n-paste phrases into Google.)

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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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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Mr. Johnnie L. Harris, Jr. November 11, 1929 - January 27, 2020 (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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Mr. Jackie Robinson ... entered into eternal rest on January 25, 2019. ... After high school, he joined the United States Army where he was in active service for ten years. Jackie remained in the National Guard until 1996. In addition to serving in the military, ... . 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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LJ "Flea" Griffin, Jr., age 72, of Jackson, MI, passed away, December 6, 2019, ... During his time in the Navy, he earned the following: National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (with one Bronze Star), Vietnam Campaign Medal (with Device) and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. ... 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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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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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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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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Charlie Mims, 72, entered into rest October 7, 2019 ... he served in the US Army, a member of East Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. ... 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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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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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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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. ... Jess Hall retired from the United States Postal Service after more than 30 years of service. ... Parkwyn Funeral Home and Crematory ... MILITARY HONORS ... Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

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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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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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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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Moises Claudio March 10, 1922 - 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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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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Wayne Elwood Stevens Jr., 62, passed away Thursday August 15, 2019... funeral will be conducted 2PM 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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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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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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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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Oakley Edward Vicars, 87, of Oak Hill, passed away on Sunday, 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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Calvin "Butch" Arthur Bridges ... died unexpectedly on 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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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 D. Brown, 65, of Hermiston died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 ... Memorial services with military honors will be held ... at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. A second memorial service will be held ... at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses ... 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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Howard "Chix" Bleistein, Jr., 91, of Lebanon, 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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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. ... On September 1, 1961, he 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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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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Robert J. Stimeling II, 71, ... passed away on Friday, 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. ... Graveside Funeral Services with Full Military Honors will be held ... at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery ...

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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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Paul E. Persinger Sr., 89, ... passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, ... Funeral services are set for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at 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 on Saturday, March 4, 2017 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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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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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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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. Orval was a skilled carpenter and construction superintendent and 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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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 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 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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Otis M. Stahl, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away ... 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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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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John David Patrick, 82, of Snow Camp, died Tuesday, 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 a 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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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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Thomas Elmo Loomas ... U.S. Veteran .... Age 96 years, ... passed away Friday January 15, 2016 ... Tom lived all of his life in East Prairie where 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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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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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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... 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 over seer 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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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. Interment will be at Somerset County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Senior Daily Living Center ...


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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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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 Clarksville Police officer ... 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. ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barry Wayne Reece, age 70, ... passed away Friday, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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... 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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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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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. ... 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.