American Legion members Harry Upton, Tinker Malone, Grant Atkins, and Barry Moore placed flowers on the Franklin County Honor Roll War Memorial Monument in honor of Memorial Day.
American Legion members Harry Upton, Tinker Malone, Grant Atkins, and Barry Moore placed flowers on the Franklin County Honor Roll War Memorial Monument in honor of Memorial Day.

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Soldiers honored on Memorial Day

Published 1:50pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Members of the American Legion Post 64 gathered at the Franklin County Courthouse on Thursday to place flowers on the Franklin County Honor Roll War Memorial Monument in honor of Memorial Day.

Lt. Col. Grant Atkins, who retired with 30 years of service in the military and now serves as the commander of American Legion Post 64, said Memorial Day is always a special time to remember the troops.

“It’s good for us to take time out of our everyday lives to think about those who have paid the price for our freedoms,” Atkins said.

“We should remember those men and women on a daily basis, but Memorial Day is just a special time set aside for us to pay tribute to them.”

Franklin County residents who lost their lives in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan are as follows:

WORLD WAR I – John A. Bates, Robert M. Berry, Willie Bolton, Albert T. Bonds, James L. Bonds, George Brewer, Felton Childers, Lewis E. Davis, William W. Duke, Walter B. Farned, Monroe Hall, Columbus E. Hunter, Oscar O. Kent, James D. Lindley, Federick Moody, Edd Morrow, William L. Pace, Robert L. Patterson, Thomas J. Ray, Roscoe Roberson, Marion Self, Terrel S. Sims, Joseph H. Smith, Thomas B. Taylor, Thomas H. Tayor, James H. Walston.

WORLD WAR II – James P. Amos, Franklin Ballard, William H. Barber, Jack W. Barnes, James E. Blevins, Fay Bolding, Hollis A. Bonds, Grady J. Boyles, Homer Britton, James E. Bryant, Hazel Bullen, George L. Cleere Jr., Arthur J. Coats, Rudolph Cofield, Early L. Colburn, Jasper T. Colburn, Robert S. Dearing Jr., Walter L. Demastus, William H. Dickinson, Walton DeFoor, Ollie M. Duboise, Virgil W. Duvall, Edward E. Fisher, Albert Fleming, Emile G. Freeman, William D. Freeman, Robert L. Fuller, James W. Gantt, Comer Garrison, William J. Gaultney, Grady A. Gilbert, Leoum A. Gilliland, Carlton F. Gober, John Grayson, William F. Hall, Johnie E. Harbin, Orvil J. W. Hardin, James V. Heavner, Willie D. Hines, Hobson E. Hudson, Euel R. Hutcheson, Robert W. Hutcheson, Dalton R. Hutchins, John P. Isom, John M. Keeton, Miley L. Kelley, Wayne W. Kimbrough, Roy E. Lane, Hubert D. Lawler, Orville E. Lawler, James E. Luna, Ossie T. Malone, Emeric B. Mayfield, Wallace E. Mitchell, Alvie L. Montgomery, James G. Morrow, Travis J. Murphy, J. C. McDuffa, Edison C. McMurry, James N. Newton, Hubert D. Nunley, Felix N. Parrish Jr., James E. Pennington, Cecil E. Plemons, Wilbur S. Pursell, Huston Richardson, Robert L. Reid, Franklin O. Rogers, William L. Sargent, Weaver N. Scott, John B. Searcy, S. B. Shotts, Earl T. Smith, Fay Smith, William H. Smith, Carl E. Southern, Robert S. Snoody, John F. Stanfield, Aulton Steele, Fred E. Sumerel, Leonard N. Sumner, Muris A. Sumner, Virgil Strawbridge, George A. Sparks, Elbert Taylor, James C. Taylor, James O. Taylor, Harold Terry, Hubert L. Thorn, Loy Thorne, James D. Thrasher, Joseph T. Underwood, James E. Vernon, Carl N. Vinson, William E. Wilson, James A. Wood, Velmer W. Young, Clark Zills, Franklin G. Zills.

KOREA – Kenneth Baker, Alfred T. Burgett, Charles G. Douglas, Willie A. Duncan, Paul Holloway, Johny R. Hutchins, D. L. Hyde, Travis O. Mashburn.

VIETNAM – Douglas Coats, Clinton E. Crofford, Dennis L. English, Ulys F. Hamilton, Robert L. McGee, Jr., James B. Smith, Stevie Taylor, Melvin D. Welborn, Larry M. Willis.

WAR ON TERROR, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN – Christopher Bell, Chip Ramsey.

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