|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1945|
Bulloch to Honor Fallen Naval Hero
Statesboro Business Houses to Close Today
Statesboro, Ga., April 8 - All business houses in Statesboro will close Friday afternoon during the funeral hour in paying respect to John Fletcher Darley, Jr., Statesboro boy who was killed on Iwo Jima in 1945. Funeral services for Darley, hospital apprentice 1-c will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. T. Earl Serson officiating. Burial will be in the East Side Cemetery.
A full military funeral will be given Darley with the National Guard, American Legion and V.F.W. participating. The firing squad and buglers will be from the National Guards.
Active pallbearers will be members of the American Legion and V.F.W. as follows: James O. Edenfield, Clyde Sauls, Joseph Woodcock, Sidney Dodd, Jack M. Norris, and Eugene Martin. A honorary escort of classmates of the class of 1942, Statesboro High School, will be composed of Robert Groover, Parrish Blitch, Worth McDougald, John Ford Mays, J.G. Martin, William Brannen, Hal Macon, Inman Foy, Charles Mallard, John James Thackston and A.B. Anderson.
Darley entered the Navy in 1943 and served in the invasion of Normandy in the European theater. He was attached to the Marines in 1944 before going to the Pacific. He died on February 19, 1945, at Iwo Jima. Darley was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Darley of Statesboro; three brothers, Fred B. Darley, Ray Darley, and Hugh Darley, all of Statesboro, and one sister, Mrs. Alfred Wendzel, of Statesboro. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Statesboro Paper - April 1948
Killed in action – At Iwo Jima, John Darley, 20, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Darley, Sr. Surviving besides his parents are brothers, Seaman Fred Darley, Ray Darley, and Hugh Darley; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Wendzel; grandmother, Mrs. J. D. Cannon
Issue of Thursday, March 15, 1945
John Fletcher Darley (1897 - 1964)
Mattie Cannon Darley (1897 - 1988)
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