In Remembrance of Our Veterans

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   On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 2020, the American Legion and local officials held a ceremony at the Veterans’ Memorial outside the Wayne County Courthouse to honor our Wayne County veterans who gave their lives in service to their country. Also recognized were Wayne County veterans who have passed away since Memorial Day 2019.

   Below is a list compiled by Ms. Sunny Barnhart of Wayne County’s deceased veterans from May 2019 – May 2020. “As we remember our beloved veterans who have passed away this year, please take time to remember and embrace those we still have with us,” said Ms. Barnhart. “They are our greatest treasures and deserving of our love, affection, attention, and devotion.”

   Ms. Barnhart worked diligently to compile these names using word of mouth, obituaries, and funeral home announcements. She extends her apologies for any names that were not included.

Walter E. Totsch, Jr., age 64, Merchant Marines

Lawton Stooksberry, age 87, Korea

James “Pete” Turnbow, age 73, U.S. Army, Vietnam era

Arnold L. Ray, age 75

Dr. Victor Bumphus, age 56, U.S. Army

Raymond Thompson, age 96, U.S. Army, WWII

James Lee Farmer, Sr., age 87, U.S. Army

Harry Andrews, age 89, U.S. Army, Korea

Hubert S. Scott, age 78

Leslie L. Ingle, age 80, U.S. Air Force (retired)

William Brandon Whidden, age 38, U.S. Army National Guard, Operation Iraqi Freedom

George E.H. Bryant, age 85, U.S. Army

Jesse T. Basham, age 85, U.S. Air Force

Durwood A. Campbell, age 77, U.S. Navy SeaBees

James “Barnie” Warren, age 94, U.S. Army, WWII

Irvine E. Parsons, age 92, U.S. Air Force, Korea

Wallace Holder, age 89, U.S. Air Force and National Guard, Korea

Billie Joe Caperton

Alvin Beckham, Jr., age 89, U.S. Army, Korea

Thomas Pope, age 77, U.S. Navy, Vietnam era

Walter Hime, age 89, U.S. Air Force, Korea

James Scott, age 95, U.S. Navy, WWII

Vincent Bonelli, age 70, U.S. Navy (retired)

Peter P. Ward, age 75, U.S. Navy, Vietnam era

Marion F. Rich, age 69, U.S. Army, Vietnam era

Roland D. Snyder, age 93, U.S. Air Force, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam

Clifford E. Martin, Sr., age 84, U.S. Army

Chester D. Martin, Sr., age 83, U.S. Army

Donnie E. White, age 80, U.S. Army, Vietnam era

Porter W. Newton, age 81, U.S. Army

Jay Wright, age 94, U.S. Army, WWII, Purple Heart recipient

Jasper C. Brewer, age 91, U.S. Army, Vietnam era

Walton C. Tatum, age 97, U.S. Army, WWII

Raba N. Milligan, age 81, U.S. Marine Corps