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Annual ceremony honors deceased Stephens County veterans

Annual ceremony honors deceased Stephens County veterans
June 06
11:32 2021

Although heavy rains in the early morning hours and afternoon of Monday, May 31, led to localized flooding, there was a temporary halt in the rainfall just in time for family, friends and others to gather with members of VFW Post 7767 and its auxiliary on the southwest corner of the Stephens County Courthouse lawn to honor the local U.S. military veterans who passed away last year.

A crowd gathered at the Veterans Memorial on the Stephens County Courthouse lawn Monday morning to honor local veterans who died in the past year. Click here to see more photos from the event. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The annual ceremony took place at the Stephens County Veterans Memorial, which lists the names of deceased local veterans. Each year, the names of the veterans who died the previous year are added to the stone monument.

Roy James with VFW Post 7767 gave the call to order, and Russell Blue, president for the VFW Post 7767 Auxiliary, read the names that were added to the memorial this year. Dannie Lee gave the Memorial Day message and prayers.

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

  • 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)

The Stephens County Veterans Memorial lists the names of local veterans who have passed away. Each year, the names of the veterans who died in the past year are added to the monument. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Dannie Lee, Roy James and Russell Blue salute as the flag is lowered during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Stephens County Courthouse on Monday, May 31. To see more photos from the event, click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 


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