WORLD WAR II

Those Who Served
Henderson Co. TN


ANDERSON, Albert Gene "Sgt US Army WWII" Born: Feb 8, 1920 - Died May 20, 1983 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

ANDERSON, Herbert Milton Army Buried at Pleasant Grove

BEECHAM, Carnes H. "CM3 US Navy World War II" Born Nov. 10, 1921 - Died Feb. 23, 1997 Buried at Center Hill Cemetery Henderson County TN

BONNIN, Raymond O. PFC Marine WW II Buried at Shiloh Cemetery

CAGLE, Alvin - Military Featured Story

CAGLE, Lester Willard "PFC US Army WWII" Born: Mar 3, 1920 - Died Nov 27, 1981 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

CAGLE, Walter Harold "PFC US Army WWII" Born: Apr 13, 1924 - Died Feb 6, 2003 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

CAMPBELL, Earl R. - Served in WW II and the Korean War. He was a prisoner of was in WWII, one of the most decorated Henderson County veterans and a recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross. Buried at Hopewell Cemetery in Carroll Co TN with obituary.

CLIMER, Ernest - 919th Field Artillery SGT Army WW II buried at Shiloh Cemetery

CREASY, Oscar C.
Navy - WW II
Born 14 March 1916
Died 21 May 1995
Buried at Lexington Cemetery

FLANAGAN, James Loyce "PFC US Army WWII" Born: Jun 1, 1923 - Died Mar 29, 1997 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

FULLERTON, James Martin "MM3 US Navy WWII" Born: Aug 18, 1920 - Died: May 12, 1976 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

GABBARD, Loy Lester "US Navy WWII" Born: Oct 12, 1907 - Died Nov 28, 1993 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

GARDNER, Coldis Lavance, Sr. "US Navy WWII" Born: Feb 26, 1927 - Died Jun 5, 1993 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

GARNER, James Floyd Cpl Army - Buried at Oak Grove Cemetery

GIBSON, Thomas H. Sgt. Army WW II 99th Div. 371st Field Artillery - Buried at Lexington Cemetery

GILLIAM, Wallace - Information from Janie Bailey Green

GRAVES, Major Lee "Leo" "Sgt US Army WWII" Born: Nov 1, 1918 - Died Mar 11, 1990 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

GURLEY, Elvis Leon "PFC Army WW II" Born: 1923 - Died: Dec 11, 1986 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

HARDY, John Thomas "Pvt US Army WWII" Born: Jan 8, 1921 - Died Jan 15, 2000 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

MANLEY, Thomas Warren "Tom" "US Army WWII" Born: Feb 21, 1914 - Died: May 13, 1992 Buried at Independence Cemetery Henderson County TN -- Obituary

MAXWELL, Max Ray - Sgt. Army BMM PH - Buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery

MAYO, Floyd - PFC Killed in Action - Buried at Shiloh Cemetery

MELTON, Camden Forest

MYRACLE, Dennis - The body of Pvt. Dennis L. Myracle, whose next of kin is listed as Robert L. Myracle of Wildersville, is among the 5,864 American war dead returned from Europe aboard the Army transport Lawrence Victory. Those originally interred in military cemeteries in France have been returned. Pvt. Myracle was killed in the assault on the Normandy beaches in June 1944. The body will be shipped to the Memphis distribution center from which it will be returned to Henderson County.
Lexington Progress August 27, 1948

ROSS, John Arthur (Jr)
27 Oct 1917 - 23 Sep 1984
Son of John Author and Iola (Hayes) Ross
Buried at
Benton Memorial Cem. Benton Co TN
ALSO -- See Pioneer Family "Ross"

ROSS, Waymon
14 Jan 1916 - 4 Apr 2010
Inducted 27 October 1942
Honorable Discharge: 34 329 122 Corp.
9507th Tech. Service
Unit Signal Corps Detachment A.
Camp Beale CA 17 Feb 1946
Son of John Author & Iola (Hayes) Ross
Buried at
Memorial Cem. Carroll Co TN
ALSO -- See Pioneer Family "Ross"

SISSON, Thomas Elbert
Tennessee
WW II AMM3 USNR
Born 5 Mar 1917
died 15 April 1954
Buried at
Lexington Cemetery

SMALL, Carthel H. - The body of Cpl. Carthel H. Samll, son of Mrs. Darkus Small of Route 2 is being returned from overseas aboard the Army Transport Boyce, the Army announced this week. A total of 97 Tennesseans are being returned from Manila on the ship from cemeteries in New Guinea and the Phillipine Islands. (Burial at Hare Cemetery).

TODD, Robert Ray "7th Calvary US Army WW II" Born: Nov 23, 1916 - Died: Oct 15, 1997 Buried at Independence Cem. Henderson Co TN -- Obituary

TOLLEY, Samuel Utley SI USNR Buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery

WALLACE, William E. (Sr) S2 U.S. Navy - 7 May 1927 - 3 October 2002 buried at Palestine Cemetery Henderson Co TN Headstone Photo

WILLIAMS, Hollis Brown, former Commander of the 3rd Brigade 30th Armored Div. and retired as State Maintenance Officer for Hqts.,, State Area Command in Nashville in 1975. He was a veteran of WW II and was in the Military for 36 years. He organized the National Guard unit in Lexington TN in 1947 which is presently Co. A 4 -1117th Inf. Battalion. He was born April 17, 1915 in Hickman Co. TN son of the late Leonard and Roxie Williams. He is survived by his wife Alene Petty Williams; one son Col. Jerry Brown Williams of Murfreesboro TN; four daughters Lynn Lewis, Tracye Kane, jane Hopper and Susan Scates of Lexington; two sisters Mrs. Pinkie Ammons and Miss Wilma Williams of Nashville; one brother John H. of Lexington; 11 granchildren and 3 gg grandchildren. Burial in Lexington Cemetery
Jackson Sun 25 May 1994

WILKINSON, Robert Edward was born the son of William and Mary Magdalene (Ward) Wilkinson, in Reagan. He was married to Nellene Mae Dyer the son of Thomas Velmer and Mattie Alvania (Phillips) Dyer, who came from the Timberlake community close to Wildersville. Robert was born July 12, 1918 and died July 25, 1979. Nellene was born April 29, 1926 and is still living. They were married January 20, 1944 in Corinth, Mississippi. (Information contributed by his daughters, Beverly Jean Wilkinson and Patricia Ann (Wilkinson) Sutton) (Robert is buried at Dyer Chapel in Henderson County TN)

YOUNG, Jessie Willard - Army - 1918 - 1978 buried at Palestine Cemetery Henderson Co TN Headstone Photo


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