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Clarence Everette Horne
Birth: Jul. 11, 1917
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 2005
Union County
South Carolina, USA

A special thank you to Steve Edquist who sponsored my Dad's memorial.

Clarence E. Horne, World War II Navy veteran.
He was married to Mable Taylor Horne.

Clarence E. Horne, 88, widower of Mable Taylor Horne, of 302 Spring St., Union, died Wednesday July 13, 2005 at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Horne was born in Union July 11, 1917, a son of the late George T. Horne and Ester Sinclair Horne Henderson. He was retired from Joanna Mills and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. Mr. Horne attended Full Gospel Tabernacle of God Church.

Mr. Horne was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter, Erlene Sparks Gore of Union; and son Harold E. Horne of Union; 10 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Mr. Horne was predeceased by a daughter, Frances Spencer Pittman.

Funeral services was held at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Rick Cook. Burial was in Union Memorial Gardens.
Grandsons served as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Full Gospel Tabernacle of God Church, 2860 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, S.C. 29321.

~Newspaper Article~

By: Anna Brown,Staff Writer

Clarence Horne sacrificed for his country during WWII-he left behind two daughters and a pregnant wife to serve in the Navy.
" I just wanted to help get it over with," said Horne,86.

After trianing at Camp Perry,VA.,he was assigned to the U.S.S. Manuel as a depth charge operator."We crossed to Europe three times and the last time we left the United States we went to the Pacific" Horne said.....

Son Harold remembers his father talking about recuing some stranded sailors whose ship had been sunk and recalls the children playing with some beads brought back from Tahiti.

The big guns on the destroyer damaged Horne's hearing. Years of working as a weaver in textile mills contributed further to his hearing lose.

" The biggest mistake I ever made was getting out of the Navy without getting a medical discharge,I lost my hearing on account of all those big guns up there shooting over my head. I was down there on guard duty because we didn't know when we would be attacked.".....

"I was ready to go to war but I was ready to come home too," Horne said. Serving in the war taught him to appreciate what he had in Union, and how to enjoy life better when I got back home.

Family links: 
  Ester Horne Henderson (1883 - 1945)
  Erlene Horne Gore (1935 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Memorial Gardens
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Erlene Sparks Gore
Record added: Jul 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11352154
Clarence Everette Horne
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Clarence Everette Horne
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Clarence Everette Horne
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