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James Willie Andrews
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1919
Alleghany County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 28, 2013
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. James Willie Andrews, age 94, of North Wilkesboro died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 2:00 PM, May 31, 2013 at Reins-Sturdivant chapel with Rev. Jerry Wagoner and Rev. Wayne Ratliff officiating. Burial with military honors by Post #1142 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Andrews was born February 11, 1919 in Alleghany County to John Wesley and Mattie Osborne Andrews. He worked for Abitibi. Mr. Andrews served in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Andrews was the first soldier drafted from Alleghany County in 1941. He served with the 51st Signal Division. He sailed to Casablanca in March of 1943 and traveled across North Africa. He crossed the Mediterranean to Sicily and took part in three major beach head landings. While in Sicily, Mr. Andrews and two other soldiers were left behind for three weeks to repair damages to the Trans-Atlantic Cable. Mr. Andrews then returned to his unit and remained in Italy for more than two years before returning to the US in June of 1945.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Cleo Pruitt Andrews; three sisters, Amy Andrews, Betty Laing, Eula Robbins; three brothers, Garnett Andrews, Harvey Andrews and Donley Andrews.

He is survived by: one daughter, Ella Jean Mastin and husband, Danny L. of Wilkesboro; four sons, Frank Andrews and wife, Alene of Tobaccoville, Ronnie Andrews and wife, Judy of King, Joe Wesley Andrews of Winston-Salem, Earl Andrews of Yadkinville; 11 grandchildren, Jim Andrews, Tim Andrews, Teresa Flinchum, Sandra Spiro, Andy McCloud, David Andrews, Starr Poole, Sharon Andrews, Josh Andrews, Adam Andrews, Shane Andrews; 15 Great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Poulland of Baltimore, MD, Sally Hutchens of Winston-Salem; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Hospice of Wilkes, 902 West D. Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. 
Family links: 
  John W. Andrews (1889 - 1976)
  Maggie Cleo Pruitt Andrews (1930 - 2009)
  Amy Zell Andrews (1909 - 1998)*
  Sally Marie Andrews Hutchens (1914 - 2013)*
  James Willie Andrews (1919 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Scenic Memorial Gardens
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: C. Fairchild
Record added: May 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111450880
James Willie Andrews
Added by: C. Fairchild
James Willie Andrews
Added by: C. Fairchild
James Willie Andrews
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Sir, thank you for your dedicated service and our freedom.
 Added: May. 30, 2013

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