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James Arthur "Jim" Cumpston
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1909
Ringgold County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1990
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

World War II US Army Air Force (USAAF) veteran having served on the island of Corisca. Jim's profession was pipe fitting, painting, and carpentry. Married Susie Marshall Hart Comer November 2, 1946 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. In the 1950's he worked for the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) performing pipe fitting on nuclear power plants. Jim was a patient, gentle man who demonstrated deeds of kindness to his step-grandchildren.
Published in the Shreveport Times 28 September 1990.

James Arthur Cumpston

VIVIAN, LA = Graveside services for James Arthur Cumpston, 81, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 28, 1990 at Vivian Cemetery under the direction of McGuire Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Pepper Purvear.

Mr. Cumpston died Wednesday, September 26, 1990 at the North Caddo Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born January 29, 1909 in Ringgold County, Iowa, was a retired pipe fitter and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Cumpston was a member of the First Baptist Church, VFW, in Vivian and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Hart Cumpston.

Survivors include one step-son, Mercer Dodge of Sarepta, La., three step-daughters, Mercedes Ivins of Vivian, Isabelle Greene of Welch, La., and Sarah Berry of Shreveport; one sister, Dolly Beady of Longview, Texas; one brother, Everett Cumpston of Roseburg, Oregon and a large number of grandchildren.

Source: Shreve Memorial Library Genealogy, Broadmoor Branch, Shreveport, LA.

Updated February 8, 2014. (JBB)
Family links: 
  Denny W. Cumpston (1877 - 1959)
  Olive Myrtle Spencer Cumpston (1879 - 1939)
  Susie Marshall Lewis Hart Cumpston (1902 - 1988)*
  Eldred F. Cumpston (1900 - 1966)*
  Vesta I. Cumpston (1902 - 1969)*
  Velda Marie Cumpston Beaty (1907 - 1991)*
  James Arthur Cumpston (1909 - 1990)
  Everett M Cumpston (1910 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: New cemetery, Vivian, Caddo, Louisiana, located at Upper State Line Road at West Tennessee Avenue. GPS +32.87615, -93.99252
Vivian Cemetery
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: New cemetery, first sidewalk east of circle drive, walk south 35 feet stop, turn right walking about 20 feet to west.
GPS (lat/lon): 32.87615, -93.99252
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32741737
James Arthur Jim Cumpston
Added by: JB BERRY
James Arthur Jim Cumpston
Added by: JB BERRY
James Arthur Jim Cumpston
Added by: JB BERRY
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 Added: Jan. 9, 2014
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U.S. Army Motto – "This we'll defend". We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Grandfather, your grandson Jimmy
 Added: Aug. 21, 2009

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