Breckenridge Texan

County officials seeking names for veterans memorial

County officials seeking names for veterans memorial
April 18
06:19 2018

Stephens County Judge Gary Fuller is asking citizens to call his office at 254-559-2190 or County Veterans Service Officer Ken Mosely at 254-559-7021 to furnish the names of local veterans who died in 2017 so that they can be included on the veterans memorial on the courthouse lawn.

The monument is updated each year, and local members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary, along with Stephens County residents, attend a ceremony to honor those veterans. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. on the courthouse lawn, 200 W. Walker St.

The deadline for adding the name of a veteran is Tuesday, May 1.

The current list of names to be added to the monument includes:


  • Lester W. Blackerby
  • Donald B. Crenshaw Jr.
  • Cody S. Critchfield
  • L.C. Deubler
  • Leo Draper
  • Douglas P. Fambrough
  • William L. Fulbright
  • Rolly D. Grounds
  • Charles E. Haney
  • Gerald L. Kesner
  • Orvel A. Knight
  • Truman N. Lee
  • Howard L. Mehaffey
  • Donald L. Plott
  • Lacy C. Purcell
  • James D. Roberts
  • James E. Sims
  • Lloyd C. Smith
  • Fred Squyres
  • Douglas D. Stewart
  • James R. Stracener
  • Robert D. Tolle
  • Charles O. Vaught
  • Leslie D. Waggoner
  • Robert B. Waller
  • Gary L. Welsh, Sr.
  • Jessie G. Williams


  • Bert D. Chadwell

If the name of your loved one is not listed or is not spelled correctly, contact Fuller’s office.

The VFW and Stephens County welcome donations for the annual program to honor the memory of the local veterans.


Cutline, top photo: The Stephens County Veterans Memorial, located on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn, will be updated with the names of local veterans who died in 2017. To ensure that the name of a veteran is included on the monument, contact the county judge at the phone number listed above. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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