Decatur County TN

Those Who Served From Decatur County

AUSTIN, Albert Curtis born March 4,1892. Enlisted in the U.S. Army April 16, 1917, and served with the Combat Engrs. Countries served in: France. Discharged May 13, 1919, with rank of private first class. Battles in which he participated were Lunville Sector, Feb. 28, 1918-March 21, 1918; Baccarat Front, April 1, 1918-June 5, 1918; Champagne Front, July 15-18, 1918; Marne Front, July 26, 1918-Aug. 10, 1918; St. Mihiel Salient, Sept. 12-30, 1918; Argonne, Oct. 13-31, 1918; and Ardennes, Nov. 1-8, 1918. Albert passed away Dec. 21, 1972. He was the son of Frances S. and Ellen (Creasey) Austin. Married Merrily Mae Creasey and had 14 children: Ernest, Billie, James McArthur, Landon and Charles Austin, Barnie Lambert, Ollia Faye Evans, Irma Dean, Kathleen McVey, Colleen Wilbanks, Julia Carr, Betty Buzynski, Mary Alice Yarbro and Ludean Austin. He was a gunsmith, metalsmith and farmer.
Decatur County TN 1846 - 2000 Veterans History Submitted by Billie R. Austin.

BARBER, Leonard L.
Born 3 November 1896 - Died 1 January 1918. "Tennessee Pvt 157 Depot Brig" Son of J.T. & Elvira E. Barber. Buried at Lafferty Cemetery, Decatur Co TN

Born 01 July 1888 - Died 31 October 1918 a Pvt. in Co. G 6th Infantry. The son of Phillip R. & Elizabeth (Everett) Brasher. Buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Decatur Co TN.

Bethel Cemetery, Decatur Co TN. (Mar. 21, 1889-Dec. 2, 1917) "Nobly he fell while fighting for liberty."

IVY, Elbert C.

IVY, Leslie
"Tennessee PFC Co F 6th Inf World War I"(May 6, 1887-June 23, 1953) Buried Mt. Tabor Cemetery Decatur Co

JONES, Joseph E.

JONES, Oscar N.

KEETON, Bedford Benard

Services for Bedford B. Keeton were Thursday at Parsons Mortuary with Rev. Charles Brinkley officiating. Burial was in Keeton Cemetery. Mr. Keeton, 78, died Tuesday at his home in Keeton Springs community. He was a veteran of WW I (Army) and a Shriner. He leaves his wife, Ora Duck Keeton; four sons, Charles & Bryan, both of Bath Springs, Billy ofHuntingdon and Donald of Greensboro NC; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Lafferty of Parsons, Mrs. Helen Hearnington of Memphis, Mrs. Dorothy Blankenship fo Jackson, Mrs. Majorie Fiddleer of Lexington and Mrs. Sue Reynolds of Ft. Worth Texas and a sister, Mrs. Hester Brigance of Bath Springs. (Sep. 19, 1896 - Mar. 4, 1975 married to Ora Duck 5 October 1919)


Joe was a member of the First Army, 5th Infantry Division, 10th Infantry Brigade, 11th Infantry Regiment, MG Company. He was a corporal when he was killed. He was killed in action on November 5, 1918 and was buried in France. Sometime in the 1920's his body was re-interned in the Nashville, TN National Cemetery: Kennedy, Joe T, died 11/05/1918, CPL MG CO C 11TH INF 5TH DIV, Plot: V 16808, Joe T. Kennedy was the son of Samuel Carter Kennedy and Nanny Jane Johnson and my great uncle. He was born 02-14-1889 in Decatur County.
Information contributed by Larry M. Beasley

Born Feb. 16, 1892 in Decatur. Served in the US Army with Co. A 15th MG Bn. WWI. Achieved the rank of private. John passed away May 30, 1967.
Veterans History Decatur County TN - 1846-2000

KINDLE, Clyde D.

LACY, Charles L.



MOORE, James C.

NICHOLS, Clarence

QUINN, Willie Green
Son of James Campbell and Eliza Jane (Haynes) Quinn of Decatur County, TN Born May 24, 1892 and died Oct. 3, 1958. Served in Co. H. 140 Infantry PFC in the U.S. Army. (Information from Linda Lewis)

PREVAT, Andrew

STEED, William A.

SYKES, Troy R.


WALKER, Col. John H.

WATSON, Willard

WELCH, Thomas C.
Son of Nicholas D. & Mary Josephine (Lacy) Welch. He was born 04 August 1891 - died 14 September 1918. Buried at Decaturville City Cemetery. "Tennessee Pvt US Army World War I"

Below are the men who gave their lives from Decatur County W W I
Inscribed on the Monument on the Courthouse Square