Heroes remembered on Memorial Day
It was a beautiful morning for the Memorial Day program held Monday at
the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse.
The welcome was given by Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas, followed by the
Pledge of Alliegance led by Sgt. Joe Bridges.
Following the National Anthem sung by Alderman Willie Davis, a prayer
was given by Bro. Charles Burnham. Dumas read a Memorial Day poem
titled In Flanders Field before Prentiss Town Clerk Missy Jones
introduced the speaker.
The speaker for the event was SSg. Chellie Payne.
Walt Moeller followed with the reading of the names of the soldiers
from Jefferson Davis County killed in action as flags placed at the
Those killed in action in WWI are: Pvt. Howard E. Rush, Pvt. Virgil E.
McNease, Pfc Henry T. Bullock. Lt. W.R. “Bill” McNeese, Usn Clyde C.
Thompson, Pfc Willard H. Holloway, Sgt. Gordon L. Tyrone, Pvt. Louis
E. Livingston, Cpl. Bill Slater, Sgt. Garland Broome, Pvt. William E.
Burkett, Ssg. Victor E. Bullock, Cpl. Irving J. MacIntosh and Pvt.
Billy Magee were all killed in WWII.
Killed in the Korean Conflict were: Pfc. Charles P. Burns, Msg. John
Roland McInnis, Pvt. Winfred Dillon and Ssg. Robert D. Hall.
Pfc. Paul V. Harrington, Lcpl. Billie A. Allen, Pfc. James E.
Weathersby, Pfc. Daniel Reese Jr., Sgt. Alexander A. Peoples and Cwo.
James A. Morris Jr. were killed in Vietnam.
Prisoners of war from WWII were Pvt. Samuel L. Raynes, Pvt. Earl
Roberts, Ssg. Ralph Brinson, Sgt. George W. Thurman, Cpt. Morgan A.
Whitfield, Sgt. Claude L. Burkett and Pfc. Willie J. Thompson.
Cpl. Nathaniel Booth was a prisoner of war during the Korean Conflict.
Killed in the line of duty in WWII were Lt. R.C. Jones Jr., Sgt. Edwin
McNeil, Cpl. M.L. Applewhite, Msg. James Bryan Sutton, Ssg. Sam
Hathorn, Pfc. Joe E. Norton and Lt. Joe Robert Mallard.
Sp4 Marvin L. Hall was killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a wreath was placed at the monument
followed by the playing of Taps.