Decatur County TN

Those Who Served From Decatur County

ARNOLD, Joe F. born Aug. 10, 1934 in Parsons. Inducted into the Army July 21, 1954. Basic training at Ft. Knox. KY. Other locations included Ft. Devens. MA. 23 weeks training. Army Security Agency and Seoul, Korea. 13-1/ 2 months. 330th Comm. Recon. Co. Honorably discharged July 11, 1956 with rank of specialist 3. He was awarded die Sharpshooter Award and Good Conduct Medal.
He is die son of Warden and Opal Arnold. He attended Parsons Elementary and Parsons High Schools, graduating in 1953. Married Betty White and has two children. Bret and Chad. Graduated from die University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 1962. Practiced dentistry in Atlanta, GA until 1974 and Douglasville, GA, until present. Currently resides in Villa Rica, GA.
Decatur County TN 1846 - 2000 Veterans History

THOMAS W. ARNOLD, born Jan 15,1931, in Parsons, TN. Enlisted in the USAF Aug. 25, 1950, and served with 463rd D Troop Carrier Wing and 772nd D Troop Carrier Sqdn. Military locations, stations were Lackland AFB. San Antonio. TX USAB Wichita Falls, TX Keesler AFB. Biloxi, MS; Memphis AFB, Memphis TN; and Ardmore AFB, Ardmore, OK Discharged July 2,1954, with rank of staff sergeant
Participated in training missions dropping paratroopers. Awarded the National Service Medal, Expert Marksman and Good Conduct Medal.
Married Mary Rachel and has one daughter, Barbara Williams. Retired after 33 years with International Harvester Co. Currently resides in Southaven, MS.

CREASY, Hollis
Services for 23 year old Hollis Creasy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Creasy ofDecatur Couinty will be Friday at 2 from Corinth Chuch in Decatur Co. Pfc. Creasy lost his life in action against the communists in Korea four months ago. The body arrived in Lexington Wednesday afternoon and was carried to the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Sparks at Scotts Hill. Military honors will be given at the grave. Wylie - Gurley Funeral home has charge.
Lexington Progress 2/1/1952. Buried at
Corinth Cemetery


- Killed in Korea April 16, 1951 will arrive here this Friday afternoon at 4:35. Services will be conducted Saturday from Peace Chapel Church by the Rev. Edwin Deusner. Military services will be given at the grave. Sgt. Ferguson was only 20 years of age at the time of his death. The body will remain at Pafford Funeral Home until time for the funeral. He leaves his father, J.O. Ferguson Sr; six brothers, J.O. Jr., Lexington; John of Virginia, Bill with the army in Germany; Ray of Aukland New Zealand, Roy of Lexington and Eugene of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Arby Scott of Holland MO and Mrs. Idell Harrington of Memphis.

HAMM, James F. PFC ARMY - Killed in Action 19 August 1950

HELMS, Azell Hubert PFC US Army. (10 February 1931 - 27 March 1977) Buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Decatur Co TN There is a carved heart and the date "Oct. 18, 1967" on the military marker

JENNINGS, Frank P. Pvt. Army Died while missing 25 April 1951. Military Memorial

KENNEDY, Thomas L. -- Born Oct. 3, 1932 in Decatur County. Discharged with the rank of boilerman third class. Thomas Passed away Dec. 5, 1958. He was the son of Tom Kennedy.
Veterans History Decatur County TN - 1846-2000