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William Therian Wellons, Sr
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Birth: Mar., 1920, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1973, USA

William Therian Wellons, known as Therian to his siblings, Bill to his wife and her family, Papa to his grandchildren, and Uncle Febo to his neices and nephews. Also my daddy!!!!!!!!!! Dad served in the U.S. Navy in W.W.II. He was on the USS Maddox, which was a destroyer, off the coast of Italy when the ship was bombed by Nazi enemy aircraft. The ship sank in less than a minute and two thirds of dad's crew mates and his captain went down with the ship. My dad was in the boiler room of the ship,when it went down. He floated in the shark infested waters, with bombs exploding around him for fives hours before he and the few remaing survivors were rescued by an oil tanker. Dad was able to come home for a few months and was then sent back out on the USS Arkansas to sea and was there for the Battle of Normandy. If anyone has any similar stories to share, please feel free to stop by and leave your thoughts, memories, or just to say hello. He is now at rest with his sixteen year old grandaughter Natalie, who was killed in an automobile accident in April, 2004. Please visit her sight too. The family appreciates all of the visits. 
 
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 Parents:
  Marion Wesley Wellons (1883 - 1965)
  Anna Belle Pilcher Wellons (1889 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Galkowski Wellons (1924 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Evelyn Wellons (1907 - 1930)*
  Mildred Wellons Oates (1909 - 1994)*
  Thurmon Wellons (1912 - 1992)*
  Gordon Alvin Wellons (1916 - 1976)*
  William Therian Wellons (1920 - 1973)
  Linda Wellons Lee (1923 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Not My Will, But Thine Be Done
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Americus
Sumter County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Loretta Brown
Record added: Jun 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11190109
William Therian Wellons, Sr
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William Therian Wellons, Sr
Added by: Loretta Brown
 
William Therian Wellons, Sr
Added by: Loretta Brown
 
 
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I love you daddy and miss you so much. ❤ ❤ ☝ ☝ Reta
- Loretta Brown
 Added: Jul. 30, 2015

- MGA & BCA
 Added: Mar. 11, 2013
Thinking of you this holiday season daddy.
- Loretta Brown
 Added: Dec. 26, 2006
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