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Arden Ellsworth Kersey, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1949
Potter County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1970
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Published in the Abilene Reporter-News on Saturday Morning, June 20, 1970:

Cpl. Kersey
Funeral Set
For Monday

Funeral for Marine Lance Cpl. Arden E. (Scotty) Kersey Jr., 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kersey of 1343 Beechwood, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elliott's Funeral Home.
There will be a Bible service Sunday at 8 p.m. in Elliott's Chapel of Memories.
Father George Conners will officiate at both services.
Kersey was killed in action June 13 in Quang Nam Province, south of Da Nang, in South Vietnam. He died of fragmentation wounds from an enemy explosion during a squad size combat patrol. He had been wounded in action twice before.
Born Aug. 25, 1949, in Amarillo, he moved to Abilene with his family in 1951 and graduated from Abilene High School in 1967.
Kersey attended Texas Tech University two years, then enlisted in the Marines last June. He had been in Vietnam since February.
Surviving are his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Speller of Florida and Debby and Margie Kay, both of the home; two brothers, Jerry and Tom, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Eich of Randolph, Neb.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. E. Kersey of Grand Island, Neb. 
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  Arden Ellsworth Kersey (1920 - 2012)
Elmwood Memorial Park
Taylor County
Texas, USA
Plot: GOG, C8, (5)
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98147431
Arden Ellsworth Kersey, Jr
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I lived next door to the Kerseys for 8 years when I was a kid. They were a wonderful family and raised a sweet, kind, smart, funny son. He used to babysit my sister and me. He was the best we ever had. Scott, may you rest in peace.
- Martha Ann
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