ROANE COUNTY WORLD WAR II DEAD


AIKINS, Carl A.

 

ARNOLD, Sidney P. – George Jones Baptist Church Cemetery – Roane Co., TN

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

ARNOLD

Sidney P.

04 Jul 1919

30 Jun 1944

TN 1st Lt. 81st Armd. RCN BN Cav. WW II

 

ASHBURN, Doyl B.

 

BACON, James Arthur – Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

BACON

James Arthur

1924

1944

Killed In Action In World War II, in the Pacific Theatre

 

BIVENS, Virgil L.

 

BLEDSOE, Kenneth W. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

BLEDSOE

Kenneth W.

28 May 1924

08 Jun 1944

TN PFC 116 Inf 29 Div WW II

 

Kenneth BLEDSOE Killed In Action.  Mr. and Mrs. Walter BLEDSOE of Post Oak have received notification of the death of their son.  Kenneth W. BLEDSOE, occurring during the invasion of France.  Last week word was received of his missing in action, but later the report of his death was made.  Kenneth volunteered for service on Feb. 24, 1943, and received his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga.  He was later sent to England where he remained for several months prior to the invasion.  Pfc. BLEDSOE was twenty years of age . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 27 Jul 1944, Vol. 64, No. 34.

 

BODINE, Harlie J.D., Jr. -

 

BRADSHAW, James M. -

 

BRENNAN, John Clark -

 

BRITTON, Homer H. -

 

BROWN, Anderson Franklin, Jr. -

 

He was a Seaman 2nd Class, and died in the battle of Samar Island on October 25, 1944.  He was aboard the Destroyer Joel Johnson when it was sunk by the Japanese.

 

BRYANT, Henry Ellis, Jr. -

 

BRUMMETT, Clyde W. -

 

BUTLER, Edward R. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

BUTLER

Edward R.

05 Jun 1925

25 Sep 1944

TN Pvt 318 Inf 80 Inf Div WW II

 

Ed BUTLER “Killed in Action” In France.  Pvt. Ed BUTLER, son of Wallace BUTLER of Route Two was “killed in action” in France on last Sept. 25, according to word received by his father from the War Department last week.  Pvt. BUTLER was 19 years of age and had been in service not quite one year.  He was here on furlough last spring, but shortly afterward was sent to England and later to France after the invasion.  He was a member of the medical corps . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 12 Oct 1944, Vol. 64, No. 42.

 

CAMPBELL, Joe Gilbert -

 

CARROLL, Price W. -

 

CARTER, Billie – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

CARTER

Billie

14 Feb 1923

18 Feb 1945

Killed in action in Manila, Troop “F” 8th Cavalry; TN PFC 8 Cav. WW II

 

CHAPMAN, George William Delozier Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

CHAPMAN

George William

24 Aug 1920

08 Jun 1945

ACOM US Navy WW II; ACOM Air Group Six VT6, US Navy, Lost at Sea, World War II

 

CHRISTIAN, William G. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

CHRISTIAN

William G.

30 Oct 1916

07 Dec 1941

TN BKR2 US Navy WW II

 

CHRISTMAS, James David, Jr. -

 

CLACK, John Morgan – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

CLACK

John Morgan

28 May 1905

30 Jan 1943

TN 1 Lieut. Med Corps

 

News of Sudden Death of Lt. John M. CLACK Reaches Here Sunday.  Full Military Funeral With Honors Held at Edmonton Canada on Feb. 1st.  Official confirmation has been received by relatives here of the sudden death on January 30th, of Lieutenant John Morgan CLACK, Jr., at Peace River, Canada, where he was attached as an army medical officer with the 90th Engineering Corps engaged in the construction of the Un-alaska Military Highway.  Death came as the result of a heart attack it was learned officially Tuesday, although first word of his death reached here Sunday noon.  Lieut. CLACK’s body was flown from Peace River to Edmonton, Alberta, and the funeral with full military honors was held there on Monday, Feb. 1st.  . . . Lieut. CLACK was a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis and interned in the Campbell Clinic, also in Memphis.  He practiced medicine for a short time in Knoxville, later going to West Point, Ga., where he built up a large practice.  He held a commission in the Army Medical Corps Reserve for some ten years, however, and when calls were first made by a rapidly expanding U.S. Army, he immediately volunteered, leaving his home and practice at West Point for active duty two years ago.  He had served his country ably and well in the medical detachment since that time . . .  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 11 Feb 1943, Vol. 63, No. 6.

 

Funeral of Lieut. J. Morgan CLACK Held Here Monday.  Body Brought Here Saturday After Four Months Burial in Canada.  Final rites for Lt. John Morgan CLACK were held from the home of his mother, Mrs. J.M. CLACK, on Kingston avenue, Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.  Lieut. CLACK passed away on January 30, at Peace River, Canada, where he was attached as an army medical officer with the 90th Engineering Corps engaged in construction of the Alcan military highway.  His body was first flown to Edmonton, Alberta, where services with full military honors were held.  It was not until last Saturday afternoon that his body reached Rockwood accompanied by a military escort, Capt. DAVIS, of Edmonton . . . Lieut. CLACK was a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis.  He practiced medicine for a short time in Knoxville, later going to West Point, Ga., where he built up a large practice.  He held a commission in the Army Medical Corps Reserve for some ten years, going into active service Jan. 5, 1941.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 3 Jun 1943, Vol. 63, No. 22.

 

COFFMAN, John Kemp – Jonesville Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

COFFMAN

John Kemp

23 Jun 1925

03 Jun 1945

TN PFC 1 Marines 7 Marine Div. WW II

 

COLE, Samuel P., Jr. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

COLE

Samuel P. Jr.

09 Oct 1921

18 Nov 1944

TN 1st Lieut. 36 AAF Fighter GP WW II

 

COLEMAN, Fred N. -

 

Supreme Sacrifice Paid By Sgt. Fred N. “Dick” COLEMAN.  Sergeant Fred N. “Dick” COLEMAN, who recently has been listed as missing in action, has now been listed as killed, according to official notification received last Saturday by his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae COLEMAN.  Sgt. COLEMAN has been in India since last November and June 15 was given as the date of his death.  Sgt. COLEMAN is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred COLEMAN and was connected with the TVA here previous to his enlistment into service in December 1942. . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 27 Jul 1944, Vol. 64, No. 34.  Officer Calls Death of Sgt. Fred N. COLEMAN “Heroic Action”  The commanding officer of Fred N. “Dick” COLEMAN, who was killed in action in North Burma last June 15, described his death as a “heroic action” in a letter recently received by Sgt. COLEMAN’s wife, Mrs. Willie Mae COLEMAN.  The commanding officer, First Lt. Clarence H. BOOZE, in his letter revealed that he was with Sgt. COLEMAN at the time of his death.  He stated that a  Jap grenade landed in Sgt. COLEMAN’s foxhole and as he did not have time to throw it out and seeing too, that its explosion would also kill or injure two of his buddies, the Rockwood boy fell upon it, being killed instantly, but saving the lives of his comrades.  Sgt. COLEMAN was given a military funeral with full honors and was buried in the military cemetery there.  Before his induction in Dec. 1942, Sgt. COLEMAN was employed here by the TVA.  He was a member of the Rockwood Lodge, F. & A.M., and is the first member of a local civic or fraternal organization to give his life in the present conflict.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 26 Oct 1944, Vol. 64, Nov. 44.

 

COLLETT, Robert L. – Odd Fellows Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

COLLETT

Robert L.

27 Jun 1919

20 Sep 1944

TN Staff Sgt 322 Inf. 81 Div. WW II

 

Robert L. COLLETT Killed on Palau Isle.  Pvt. Robert L. COLLETT, son of Mrs. Mallie COLLETT of Rockwood, was killed in action on Palau Island in the South Pacific on last Sept. 20, according to word received here last week.  His wife, the former Miss Ruby TREADWAY, also lives here.  Young COLLETT has been in service since June 1942, and had been in the South Pacific only a few months.  His brother, Ed COLLETT was discharged about two months ago after a year’s service in the same war zone, the South Pacific  . . .  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 19 Oct 1944, Vol. 64, Nov. 43.

 

COLLETTE, Thomas Ralph -

 

Two Rockwood Boys Die In Service.  Pfc. Ralp COLLETTE Dies in Australia.  A message was received here Monday of the death in Australia of Pfc. Ralph COLLETTE, age 34, who has been a member of the armed forces since his induction on July 30 of last year.  He was a member of an engineer outfit and had been in Australia only about one moth.  He received his basic training at Ft. Belvoir, Va.  Pfc. COLLETTE leaves a wife and daughter, June, who reside at Dalton, Ga., and his mother, Mrs. John COLLETTE, Sr., of Rockwood; one sister, Mrs. Doc CRABTREE, of Rockwood; five brothers, S/Sgt. Howard B. COLLETTE of Goldsboro, N.C.; Pvt. Chas. M. COLLETTE, stationed in the West Indies, John W. COLLETTE, Jr., of Rockwood, Raymond, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Bob of Camden, Tenn.   The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 30 May 1943, Vol. 63, No. 20.

 

COLYER, Samuel J. – Brown Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

COLYER

Samuel J. (PFC)

21 Oct 1921

17 Mar 1945

TN 152 Inf. 38 Inf. Div. WW II

 

CONANT, Clarence A. -

 

COOK, Carl Ruben -

 

COOPER, Deles T. -

 

COPENHAVER, Noel D. – Oral Cemetery, Roane Co., TN – not on monument

 

COPENHAVER

Noel D.

05 Jul 1910

03 Aug 1944

PFC, Killed In Action

 

CROSS, Pat -

 

DALE, Kenneth Eugene -

 

DANIELS, James R. – Harriman Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

DANIELS

James R.

21 Dec 1921

22 Apr 1945

TN Pvt. 473 Inf. WW II

 

DAVIS, James A. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

DAVIS

James A. “Jimmie”

11 Jan 1921

17 Feb 1945

Cpl 727 AAF Bomb Sq. WW II

 

Cpl. James A. DAVIS Killed In Action.  Official word of the death of their son, Cpl. James A. DAVIS, was received by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DAVIS Sunday morning.  He was reported missing in action December 26th over Yugoslavia, then two weeks later they received a message telling them that he was safe and well.  Cpl. DAVIS was 24 years old and has been serving in the Air Corps over two years.  He was engineer gunner with a Liberator group at the time of his death over Italy.  Awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge and one Bronze Cluster.  Cpl. DAVIS, Jimmy, as he was known here, graduated in the class of 1940 from Chattanooga High School and before entering the Air Force was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority.  . . . .  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 8 Mar 1945, Vol. 64, No. 10.

 

DAVIS, John Tyler -

 

DAVIS, Walter -

 

DELANEY, William F.Lawnville Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

DELANEY

Frank W.

1920

1944

WW II Vet.

 

DELOZIER, R.P.Delozier Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

DELOZIER

R.P.

08 Jul 1921

28 Apr 1945

TN PFC 152 Inf 38 Inf. Div WW II

 

DILLON, Cornell -

 

DUNCAN, Benjamin B. -

 

DUNCAN, Mack -

 

EAST, Floyd Bernard -

 

Purple Heart Given Posthumously to Floyd Bernard EAST.  Floyd Bernard EAST, Seaman first class, has recently been awarded the Purple Heart with three stars posthumously for wounds which resulted in his death November 14, 1942.  He volunteered for service Feb. 20, 1942, and served overseas since April, 1942.  He was serving aboard the U.S.S. Monsse, which was sunk by enemy action in the Third Battle for Savo Island at the time of his death .  . .  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 29 Jun 1944, Vol. 64, No. 30.

 

EASTER, Wesley – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

EASTER

Wesley (PFC)

01 Nov 1911

09 Dec 1944

Co. I 307 Inf. T 77th Div.; Killed on Leyte

 

Wesley EASTER Is Killed In Action.  The War Department has notified Mrs. Gus EASTER that her son, Pfc. Wesley EASTER was killed in action on Leyte.  He was a veteran of Guam where he served in the 77th Division and the invasion at Ormoc on Leyte.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in Guam.  Pfc. EASTER entered service April 11, 1942.  He has been in the Pacific 11 months.  He has two brothers in the Pacific zone, Sgt. Floyd EASTER, of Hawaii and T/5 Herman H. EASTER of New Guinea.  On December 9, 1944, on the Island of Leyte, P.I., Private First Class Wesley EASTER, while in action against the enemy, was advancing with his Company when he observed a wounded man.  In attempting to aid this man he was killed instantly by enemy rifle fire.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 15 Feb 1945, Vo. 65, No. 7.

 

EATON, Charles W. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

EATON

Charles W. (Pvt.)

01 Sep 1917

10 Aug 1944

Co. A 306 Inf 77 Div.; Killed in Action on Guam

 

Pvt. Chas. W. EATON Killed in Action.  Mr. and Mrs. General EATON of Route Two, received a telegram from the war department last Monday informing them of the fact that their son, Pvt. Charles W. EATON was killed in action on Aug. 10th.  Pvt. EATON had been in service several years and at the time of his death was stationed in the Mid-Pacific.  It was in the battle of Guam when he was huen (sic) down by the enemy.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 7 Sep 1944, Vol. 64, No. 37.

 

EDWARDS, Earl H. – Oliver Springs Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

EDWARDS

Earl H.

09 May 1921

19 Jul 1943

Pvt.

 

EVANS, Charles E. -

 

FEEZELL, Ralph L. -

 

FORRESTER, Clyde – Bethel-Kingston Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

FORRESTER

Clyde

22 Feb 1919

16 Mar 1945

TN TEC5 301 Inf. Div. WW II

 

FRANCIS, John Robert  -

 

FRANKLIN, Clifford D. – Odd Fellows Cemetery - Check

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

FRANKLIN

Clifford D.

 

29 Sep 1941

TN Pvt 1C1 31 Inf.

 

FRANKLIN, Edd H. – Odd Fellows Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

Surname

First Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Remarks

FRANKLIN

Edd H.

28 Sep 1924

25 Mar 1943

TN Pvt 18 Inf 1 Div WW II

 

Another Rockwood Youth Makes Supreme Sacrifice In This War.  Pfc. Ed FRANKLIN.  Mr. and Mrs. Grover FRANKLIN, North Front Street, received a telegram last week that their son, Pfc. Ed FRANKLIN had been killed in action in North Africa.  Ed was one of our best young friends.  He was one of the best Boy Scouts of Troop 106 just a few years ago and since entering the service he continued to develop and became a fine looking soldier.  Ed joined the army on March 8, 1940, and was assigned to the Infantry and served at Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Dix, N.J., Fort Wadsworth, N.Y., Fort Deven, Mass. and Camp Blading, Fla.  He was in the Louisiana war maneuvers of 1940 and the Carolina war games of 1941.  Ed was 21 years old, of splendid character and clean cut in his living.  His brother, who was serving with the army in the Phillipines, died in 1941 and was brought home for burial.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 15 Apr 1943, Vol. 63, No. 15.

 

FULKS, William N. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

FULKS

William N. (Lt.)

22 Jul 1917

21 Jun 1945

34th Inft. 24th Div WW II

 

Lt. Wm. N. (Billy) FULKS Killed on Mindanoa.  Lt. William N. (Billy) FULKS has paid the supreme sacrifice with his life on Mindanoa, June 21st. .  . Lt. FULKS wears the Good Conduct Medal, the Pacific Theatre Ribbon and the Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon.  He has been in service nine years, having enlisted in January, 1936. . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 12 Jul 1945, Vol. 65, No. 28.

 

GALLAHER, George E. -

 

GALYON, John E. -

 

John E. GALYON.  Pvt. John E. GALYON was killed in action in the Mediterranean war area, according to a message received by his mother, Mrs. Della MILES, of Route 1, from the War Department.  Death occurred about three months ago.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 13 Apr 1944, Vol. 64, No. 15.

 

GIBSON, George F. – Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

GIBSON

George F. (Pvt.)

01 Jun 1921

17 May 1943

A.S.N. 34364392 Co. C 113th Engrs. Cbt. BN

 

Two Rockwood Boys Die In Service.  Pfc. Ralph (sic) COLLETTE (sic) Victim of Dynamite Accident.  Pvt. George F. GIBSON, age 22, was fatally injured Monday by an accidental dynamite explosion during routine training, according to telegram received by relatives of the Dry Hill community near here.  Pvt. GIBSON was married to the former Miss Faye MILLS and they were the parents of a 9-months-old daughter.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. General H. GIBSON of Route 1, his father being a World War I veteran.  Funeral arrangements have not been announced pending arrival of the body here.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 30 May 1943, Vol. 63, No. 20.

 

GODSEY, Frank -

 

GOFORTH, Ernest P. -

 

Pfc. Paul GOFORTH Killed on Okinawa.  PFC Paul GOFORTH is reported killed in action May 4th on Okinawa.  He is the son of Mrs. L.R. GREENE of Rockwood and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. PELFREY.  He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Earl MELSAYS of Battle Creek, Mich., 3 half sisters Katherine, Maraina and Madaline GREENE of Rockwood and two half brothers, David and Melvin GREENE of Rockwood.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 28 Jun 1945, Vol 65, No. 26.

 

GOLDSTON, William -

 

GOLLIHER, Arthur L. -

 

Arthur L. GOLLIHER Killed in Action.  Pfc. Arthur L. GOLLIHER, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. GOLLIHER, of Rockwood, route 1, was killed in action on December 15, 1944, in the Philippine Island, according to word received from the War Department.  He was 24 years of age and had been in service since November 17, 1942.  He took his training in Camp Walters, Texas.  He had been overseas since April 26, 1944.  He is survived by 7 sisters and three brothers.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 9 Feb 1945, Vo. 65, No. 6.

 

GOLLIHER, Creed I. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

GOLLIHER

Creed I.

30 May 1923

26 Sep 1944

TN PFC 60 Inf 9 Inf Div WW II

 

Killed In Action.  Pfc. Creed I. GOLLIHER, brother of Mrs. Ed KINDRED, was killed in Action in Germany on Sept. 26, according to word received from the War Department.  Creed was 21 years old and has been in service since February 1943, and overseas 14 months.  He is the son of Will GOLLIHER, Rockwood, Route 1.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 14 Dec 1944, Vol. 64, No. 50.

 

GOODMAN, Virgil  -

 

GRANSTAFF, Hoyte B. -

 

HAMLETT, Hoyt Hurst -

 

HILL, Jesse James -

 

HINDS, Casper W. -

 

Former Times Editor ‘Missing In Action’.  Cap W. HINDS Had Been Serving In North African War Zone.  Word has been received here from the War Department that Cap W. HINDS, well-known local boy and former editor of The Rockwood Times, is listed as “missing in action” in the North African theater of war. . . . Pvt. HINDS had been in service one year, leaving Rockwood for a southern induction center in November, 1942 . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 6 Jan 1944, Vol. 64, No. 1.   Casper W. HINDS Lost In Action Nov. 26.  Mrs. Lula H. THOMAS, of Route 1, has received further particulars from the War Department relative to her nephew, Casper W. “Cap” HINDS, who was reported missing in action.  He was in the North African area and was missing from a ship on November 26, 1943. .  . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 10 Feb 1944, Vol. 64, No. 6.

 

HOLLAND, Walter W.Lawnville Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

HOLLAND

Walter W.

06 Jul 1921

29 Jul 1944

TN Pvt. 28 Inf. 8 Div.

 

Many Kingston Men Killed and Missing . . . Pvt. Walter HOLLAND, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. HOLLAND, killed in France.  He was in the infantry.  The Rockwood Times, 24 Aug 1944, Vol. 64, No. 36.

 

HUMAN, Carl E. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

HUMAN

Carl E.

27 Jun 1926

01 Jun 1945

TN PFC 108 Inf. 40 Div. WW II

 

JARNAGIN, Billie J. -

 

JARNAGIN, Charles E. – Harriman Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

JARNAGIN

Charles E.

08 Oct 1925

25 Dec 1944

TN PFC 262 Inf. 66 Div. WW II

 

JOHNSON, Kindred Bernelle -

 

KELSEY, William Nubert Kelsay Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

KELSEY

William N.

25 Sep 1913

04 Jan 1945

TSGT WW II

 

KELSO, Charles  Florain -

 

KERLEY, Herbert L. -

 

KINDRED, Phillip C. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

KINDRED

Phillip C.

05 May 1920

16 Jul 1944

TN PFC 175 Inf. WW II

 

 

Phillip C. KINDRED Killed In Action.  The War Department announced last week that Pfc. Phillip Camel KINDRED, 24, was killed in action in France on July 16.  A native of Rockwood.  He was the son of the late D.C. and Mollie OWINGS KINDRED and attended school in Harriman prior to entering employment with the Harriman Hosiery mills.  He was inducted into the army at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., on May 9, 1942, was assigned to the infantry and received his training at Camp Wheeler, Ga.  On October 1, the same year he was transferred to England where he crossed the Channel with the invasion forces .  . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 31 Aug 1944, Vol. 64, No. 36.

 

LADD, Thomas M.Dyllis Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

LADD

Thomas M.

13 Oct 1922

03 Aug 1945

T SGT Army Air Forces WW II

 

LAFOND, Harry R., Jr.

 

LAMBERT, Ralph - ** maybe Ralph Lambert Tindall

 

LANE, Pete M. – Glen Alice Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

LANE

Pete M. (PFC)

1919

1945

Killed in service US Coast Artillery US Army

 

Glen Alice Boy Killed In Texas Training Camp.  The Glen Alice community was sadly shocked Monday, June 11, when Mr. and Mrs. Scott LANE received a message from Texas saying that their son, Pete LANE, of the armed forces, had been killed in an accident there.  The details are not known at this time.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 21 Jun 1945, Vol. 65, No. 26.

 

LAWHON, Jesse E. – Paint Rock Cemetery, Roane Co., TN. *not on marker

 

LAWHON

Jesse E.

25 Jun 1924

16 Feb 1944

TN Pvt 7 Inf 3 Inf Div WW II; Killed in action, Anzio Beach Head Italy

 

LIVELY, Joe C. – Harriman Cemetery – Roane Co., TN

 

LIVELY

Joe C.

 

1945

S/SGT Enlisted 1941, Co. I, Inf., 11th SN 34148117 Killed 1945

 

MARSHALL, Jack -

 

Many Kingston Men Killed and Missing . . . Pvt. Jack MARSHALL, son of Mrs. Essie MARSHALL, killed in France.  The Rockwood Times, 24 Aug 1944, Vol. 64, No. 36.

 

McCOY, Ernest E. -

 

McKINNEY, Joseph D. -

 

McPETERS, Roy H. -

 

MILLER, Cyrel Eugene – Glen Alice Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

MILLER

Cyril Eugene

02 Jun 1923

07 Jun 1945

TN PFC 6 JAS Co. 6 Marine Div. WW II

 

Cyril Eugene MILLER Killed on Okinawa.  The community was saddened Wednesday of last week when Mr. and Mrs. Percy MILLER received the news of the death of their son, Cyril Eugene Miller, who was killed in action on Okinawa, June 7th.  Gene has been in service about 2-1/2 years and had never been home on leave.  He was with the 6th Division of Marines and had been overseas 20 months.  He was a graduate of Rockwood High School ad a popular member of the school’s football team.  His brother, Percy MILLER Jr., is a MP of the European area.  The family has the sympathy of the entire community.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 28 Jun 1945, Vol. 65, No. 26.

 

MILLSAPS, James A. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co.,  TN

 

MILLSAPS

James A.

14 Apr 1923

26 Jan 1945

TN PFC 11 Inf. 5 Div. 3rd Army WW II; Killed in Luxembourg

 

MONEYMAKER, Homer L. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

MONEYMAKER

Homer L.

24 Sep 1910

26 Jul 1943

T5 Co. B, 236 Engr. BW WW II; Killed in Action

 

MOORE, Eugene B. -

 

MOORE, J.C. -

 

MULLENS, Lester Cantrell -

 

MURRAY, John F. – Glen Alice Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

MURRAY

John F.

01 Aug 1925

13 Oct 1944

TN Pvt. 313 Inf. 79 Div. WW II

 

NEWBY, Carl – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

NEWBY

Carl (Sgt.)

21 May 1920

03 Aug 1944

TN Sgt Co. F 77 Inf. WW II PH; Killed on Guam

 

Sgt. Carl NEWBY Killed In Action.  Wednesday morning, Sept. 6th a telegram was received by Mrs. Carl NEWBY from the War Department telling of the death of her husband, Sgt. Carl NEWBY.  He is the son of George NEWBY of Rockwood.  Sgt. NEWBY has been in his country’s service in the infantry for almost three years and has been overseas since March.  He was killed during the battle for Guam on August 3rdThe Rockwood Times, Thursday, 14 Sep 1944, Vol. 64, No. 38.

 

PARKS, Jewel

 

Another Local Lad “Killed In Action.”  Another local boy has given his life for his country, bringing to a total nearly twenty from this immediate area who have paid the supreme sacrifice.  This week The Times was advised of the death of Pvt. Jewel PARKS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. PARKS of Route 2.  He was killed in action somewhere in Italy on last September 14, according to word received by his wife and his parents from the War Department.  Pvt. PARKS was married one year ago while stationed in Texas to the former Miss Lillian Marie WILLIAMS of Denton, Texas.  Besides his parents and wife, one sister, Mrs. Mary DAVIS, of Oakland, Calif, also survives.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 19 Oct 1944, Vol. 64, No. 43.

 

PARRISH, Maurice B. -

 

Former Times Employee “Killed in Action” in Pacific.  Pfc. Maurice B. PARRISH, former employee of  The Rockwood Times, was “killed in action” in the Pacific war area on Feb. 1.  He was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Earl PARRISH, Sr., of Harriman, who received this notice Tuesday.  Young PARRISH, age 27, volunteered into the army in August, 1940, and received his basic training at Charleston, S.C.  He was sent to Honolulu in September, 1940, and was duty during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  He was transferred to the South Pacific area in December, 1942.  He served in the field artillery.  PARRISH was employed by the Times for a time during the editorship of Harry M. SEWARD in 1939-40.  He was also employed by the Chattanooga News-Free Press after leaving The Times.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 11 Mar 1943, Vol. 63, No. 10

 

PATTERSON, James R. -

 

PATTERSON, Ray G. -

 

PENNINGTON, George W. -

 

PHILLIPS, Meredith J. -

 

PIERCE, James A. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

PIERCE

James A.

12 Feb 1922

06 Jun 1943

 

 

James A. PIERCE.  Mr. and Mrs. Archie PIERCE, 205 S. Wilder St., received a telegram from the Navy Monday noon stating that their twenty one year old son was dead.  The telegram from the commanding officer at the aval (sic) Air Station, Corpus Christ, Texas, read: “Deeply regret to inform you that your son, James A. PIERCE, Seaman First Class, U.S.N.R.F., was found dead on local beach this June 6, 1943.  Cause of death, drowning.”  James enlisted in the Naval Reserve Sept. 5, 1942, and was sent direct to the Naval Air Station  at Corpus Christi where he has served the past nine months.  The body will be brought here for burial.  James has a brother, Tom, who is a seama first class at Kodiak, Alaska . . .The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 10 Jun 1943, Vol. 63, No. 23.

 

PLEMONS, Joe Wheeler – Bethel-Kingston Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

PLEMONS

Joe Wheeler

07 Jul 1912

26 Jul 1943

TN MM 1 USNR WW II

 

PRIVETTE, Isaac D. – Oliver Springs Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

PRIVETTE

Isaac D.

13 Dec 1916

08 Nov 1944

TN Pvt 112 Inf. 28 Div. WW II

 

RABY, Bert – Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

RABY

Bert

17 Jun 1923

06 Dec 1943

TN Pvt. 71 Sig. Co. WW II

 

RAINS, Hugh P. -

 

RENFRO, R.L. – Bethel-Kingston Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

RENFRO

R.L.

18 Apr 1923

26 Jul 1944

TN Pvt. 23 Inf. 2 Inft. C Div. WW II

 

Many Kingston Men Killed and Missing . . . Pvt. R.L. RENFRO, son of Mrs. Ada RENFRO, killed in France.  The Rockwood Times, 24 Aug 1944, Vol. 64, No. 36.

 

ROBINETTE, Mike -

 

ROSE, Tommie W. -

 

RUFFNER, Harold Gilbert -

 

RUSSELL, Carleton -

 

RYANS, James W., Jr. - Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

RYANS

James W. Jr.

13 June 1924

05 Nov 1943

Killed in action in Italy – 61 Inf.

 

James RYANS Is Killed In Action.  Former Employee of Rockwood Stove Works on Gold Star Honor Roll.  Another name has been added to Rockwood’s Gold Star roll, another young soldier having given his all to his country.  This time it is Pvt. James RYANS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will RYANS of Cardiff.  The parents were notified last Thursday by the War Department of the death in action of their son.  They presume it was in the battle for Italy, since their son had been in Africa.  He entered the army in February of this year.  Before leaving for service young RYANS was employed by the Rockwood Stove Works.  He was 20 years of age and was born and reared at Cardiff . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 9 Dec 1943, Vol. 63, No. 49.

 

SANDERS, Edd – Emory Heights Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

SANDERS

Edd

30 Mar 1919

22 Dec 1943

TN Pvt. 48 Armd. Inf. Regt.

 

SCANDLYN, Robert C.Lawnville Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

SCANDLYN

Robert C.

03 Nov 1924

08 Oct 1944

TN Staff Sgt. 351 Inf. 88 Div. WW II

 

SHUBERT, Hugh L. – Durham Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

SHUBERT

Hugh L.

03 Mar 1924

06 Feb 1944

WW II

 

Kingston Soldier Missing In Action.  Mr.and Mrs. Elmer SHUBERT has been notified that their son, Pvt. Hugh L. SHUBERT, has been in action since February 6th.  Another son, Pvt. Paul SHUBERT, was killed in a car wreck several months ago.   The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 23 Mar 1944, Vol. 64, No. 12.

 

SHUBERT, Paul D. – Durham Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

SHUBERT

Paul D.

19 Jun 1919

28 May 1943

WW II

 

SIMPSON, Carson K. - Army

 

SIMPSON, Henry M.Dyllis Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

SIMPSON

Henry M.

19 May 1921

14 Jan 1945

TN PFC 101 Inf. 26 Div. WW II

 

SMITH, James Doran – Winton’s Chapel Cemetery, Roane Co., TN. ***

 

SMITH

James Doran

12 Nov 1915

09 Jan 1946

LTJG US Navy WW II USS Corvina

 

SMITH, John H. – Calvary/Hazelwood/Biss Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

SMITH

John H. (Cpl.)

10 Mar 1923

14 Dec 1944

Killed in action in France, Reburied 10 Dec 1948

 

SNYDER, Raymond H. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

SNYDER

Raymond H.

23 Nov 1902

13 Nov 1943

Killed in action

 

Funeral of Sergeant R.H. SNYDER Held At Cardiff Last Week.  Funeral services for Sergeant Raymond Hilton SNYDER, age 31, were held from the Cardiff Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 16th.  The Rev. James HINDS of Grandview was in charge with the Rev. JAMES, pastor of the church, assisting.  Burial was made in the Oak Grove cemetery in Rockwood.  Sgt. SNYDER was accidentally killed on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Ft. McClellan, Ala., where he had been stationed for nearly two years.  The body arrived in Rockwood the following Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and was accompanied by Sgt. Robert SCHULTZ, Cpl. Jack MARCELLO, Mrs. SNYDER and her two sisters. . . .  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 25 Nov 1943, Vol. 63, No. 47.

 

STOUT, Charles W. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

STOUT

Charles W.

14 Jan 1921

24 Jun 1944

TN Sgt. 8 Inf. 4 Div. WW II

 

STRICKLAN, Harry F. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

STRICKLAN

Harry F.

27 Mar 1924

27 Dec 1944

 

 

TAYLOR, Albert -

 

THOMAS, Elmer L. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

THOMAS

Elmer L.

01 Apr 1921

01 Jun 1944

TN Pvt. 180 Inf. 45 Inf. Div. WW II

 

THOMPSON, George E. – Emory Heights Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

THOMPSON

George E.

09 May 1916

20 May 1945

(S/Sgt.), Co. L, 307th Inf. Regt. 77th Div. Okanowa; TN Sgt. 307 Infantry 77 Div. WW II

 

Pfc. George T. THOMPSON died on Okinawa, May 20th from wounds received in action April 30th, the War Department has notified his wife, Mrs. Myrtle THOMPSON.  Pfc. THOMPSON was a veteran of four major campaigns and was with the famed 77th (Liberty) Division.  He has been awarded the purple heart posthumously for wounds that caused his death.  Pfc. THOMPSON was 29 years and 11 days old and had been in service 37 months . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 26 Jul 1945, Vol. 65, No. 30.

 

TINDALL, Ralph Lambert – Harriman Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

TINDALL

Ralph Lambert

24 Apr 1913

27 Nov 1944

TN 1st Lt. 411 Inf. 103 Div. WW II; Killed in Action, Barr, France

 

Lt. Lambert TINDALL Killed In Action.  Lt. Lambert TINDALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. TINDALL, of 702 Clinton St., Harriman, has been killed in action in Belgium, according to a telegram received by the family from the War Department last Friday.  Lt. TINDALL has a wife and four sisters, one of whom is Miss Mary Elizabeth TINDALL, English teacher in the Rockwood high school.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 21 Dec 1944, Vol. 64, No. 51.

 

TINNEL, Clearance -

 

TURNER, Paul S. – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

TURNER

Paul S. (Pvt.)

18 Feb 1917

26 Jul 1944

2nd Div 38th Inf. Co. B

 

Memorial Service For Paul TURNER, son of Mrs. Retha TURNER, of Chattanooga, will be held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.  Young TURNER, who was killed in France on July 26, is the first boy from the church to be killed in this conflict.  The church choir will have charge of the music and the pastor will bring a brief message.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 28 Sep 1944, Vol. 64, Nov. 40.

 

VITATOE, Ted E. -

 

Ted VITATOE Killed In Philippines.  Ted VITATOE, son of G.W. VITATOE of Lothair, Ky., previously reported missing in action, was killed December 14, 1944, in the Philippines.  His sisters, Mrs. Hazel HAMPTON and Mrs. Ada LAWSON, with whom he made his home here, received a letter from their father Tuesday with the official wording of the telegram sent to Mr. VITATOE by the War Department . . . . Ted had been in the service five years and had been a Jap prisoner since the fall of Corregider. . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 6 Sep 1945, Vol. 65, No. 36.

 

VITTATOE, Roy E. -

 

WALLS, John F. – Oliver Springs Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

WALLS

John F.

25 May 1914

06 Jun 1944

TN Lieut. Air Corps WW II

 

WARD, Lawrence -

 

WHITSON, Curtis E. – Willard Park Cemetery, Roane Co., TN.

 

WHITSON

Curtis E.

13 Jul 1924

07 Apr 1944

TN Sgt. 716 AAF Bomb Sq. WW II

 

WOOLVERTON, Other C. -

 

WALLER, Henry B., Jr. – Odd Fellows Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

 

WALLER

Henry B. Jr.

24 Oct 1918

13 Dec 1944

S/Sgt.; Killed in routine flight near Houston, TX

 

Former Rockwood Boy Killed in Plane Crash.  S-Sgt. H.B. (Red) WALLER, Jr., 26, formerly of Rockwood, was killed in a plane crash December 31, 1944 near Houston, Texas.  He received his wings as an aerial engineer in November and was an instructor on a B-29 at Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado.  He is survived by his widow and infant daughter Judy Lynn; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. WALLER Sr. of Knoxville; 2 sisters, Lucretea WALLER and Mrs. Ronald ROGERS of Chattanooga.  Funeral services will be held in Knoxville and interment in Rockwood.  S-Sgt. WALLER was a member of the 5th Avenue Baptist Church, Knoxville.  The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 4 Jan 1945, Vol. 65, No. 1.  Military Funeral For Sergeant H.B. WALLER.  A military funeral was accorded Sgt. H.B. WALLER, who was killed in a plane crash near Houston, Texas, Dec. 31, at the Rockwood cemetery Friday afternoon.  Funeral services were held at Mann’s Funeral Chapel, Knoxville Friday morning at 10:30 Rev. Frank WOOD of Knoxville officiated.  Short services were held at the local cemetery with members of the Rockwood State Guard as the firing squad.  The pall bearers were service men from the Oak Ridge area . . . The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 11 Jan 1945, Vol. 65, No. 2.