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Stephens County to honor veterans with Memorial Day ceremony

Stephens County to honor veterans with Memorial Day ceremony
May 26
05:00 2021

Local residents are invited to join members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7767 and Auxiliary on Memorial Day to pay their respects to those Stephens County veterans who died in the past year.

The annual ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Stephens County Courthouse is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, on the courthouse lawn, 200 W. Walker St. in Breckenridge.

Each year, the names of the local veterans who died in the past year are added to the monument. This year, the names of 43 veterans who died in 2020 and one who died in 2015 have been added.

The following names have been added to the memorial this year:

The Stephens County Veterans Memorial includes the words from a traditional VFW Memorial Ritual. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

  • Kenneth R. Adams
  • Donald L. Barefield
  • Johnnie Bernard Batek
  • William Brannon
  • Kenneth Richard Burns
  • Ruben Cortez
  • Jimmy Elmer Cox
  • Douglas Wayne Dandridge
  • Burl Winfred Davis, Sr.
  • Richard Wayne Devin
  • William Kirby “Bill” Donohue
  • Darla Marie Dudley
  • Charles “Jack” Dunn
  • Nelson Eddie Ezell
  • Edd “Skeet” Price Fambro
  • Willis Ray Gee
  • John Lewis “Tommy” Gross
  • Earle Lewis Greene
  • Tommy Lee Hailey
  • Thomas Ciscero Harris Jr.
  • Billy Newton Hollis
  • Delma Boyd Humphreys
  • John Henry Jackson
  • Zane Grey Judkins
  • Marion Keith
  • Bruce Leslie Kinyon
  • Gary Ellis Langford
  • Orby C. Ledbetter Jr.
  • Jeffrey Eugene McKoy
  • Aaron Art Mehaffey
  • Gerald Merrifield
  • Claud Frank Mitchell Sr.
  • Dean Leroy McNett
  • Artie Russell Reid
  • Waylan “Pete” Warren Reid
  • George Herbet Reynolds
  • Jimmie Gale Souter
  • Jerry Randall Swan
  • Travis Toland
  • Rodney Jack Vick Sr.
  • Gary Lynn Whitaker
  • Seth Leonard Whitmire
  • John Henry Woodrum
  • Arnold Joe Spradling (2015)


Cutline, top photo: Each year, the names of local veterans who passed away in the past year are added to the Stephens County Veterans MemorialThis year, 44 names have been added to the monument on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn, including 43 from 2020 and one from 2015. An annual Memorial Day ceremony is held to honor those veterans. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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