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|Greg Lee||Lee Family at Jackson Baptist Church Cemetery|
Hi, I saw you have some Lee family memorials at the Jackson Baptist Church Cemetery in Screven Ga listed. I was wondering if these are any relation to you? They are my family and I was wondering if you are to? Thank you for your time.
Added by Greg Lee on Feb 16, 2015 9:43 AM
|barbara brock||RE: Lusk/Young families|
Don't have no luck sur name in my family.
|Nancy Ziemba Gleaton||RE: Smart Cemetery|
Are you talking about the Smart Cemetery in Allendale County? If so, I didn't take that picture.
|Too||RE: John H. Griner|
Sorry for the delay.
I can make the picture of the headstone of John H Griner during this week.
Added by Too on May 28, 2013 9:18 AM
|Sue Vrooman||RE: Carey Arnett Evans|
Here's the info on Carey. If you need anything else let me know and I'll do my best. Cheers! Sue
Carey Arnett Evans, Carey to his family and friends, was born in Halcyondale to Alice Gertrude Burch and Dr. William Walker Evans. He entered the Marine Corps Reserve as a private 19 December 1941 at Nashville, TN, service number 414-72-83. He then spent time training on Parris Island, SC. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Area June 22, 1942 to October 14, 1942. Carey participated in action against the enemy in the Guadalcanal – Tulagi Landings August 7, 1942 to August 9, 1942; Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands August 10, 1942 to October 14, 1942, the day he died. He was killed in action against the enemy in the service of his country at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. His death was due to "naval gun fire." The dugout in which he and his companions were staying received a direct hit by a naval shell. He was killed instantly and was buried with appropriate military honors in Lot 1, Row 31 in the cemetery on Guadalcanal. Awards he received were: Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar with star; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal. He died as a Private 1st class. He is mourned to this day.
Carey was on active duty throughout his enlistment. Had his enlistment been terminated by discharge his service would have entitled him to an honorable discharge. After the war his remains were returned to his family and he was buried at his home church, Union Baptist in Screven County.
His commanding officer wrote this to his mother, "In his performance of duty, in his example of courage to those around him, Private First Class Evans lived up to the finest military traditions of the United States Marine Corps. There is nothing now that can be done or said to compensate for the sacrifice you have been called upon to make, but you can take pride in knowing that ALL Americans, indeed, all human beings, some day will be able to live happier because men like Carey A. Evans gave up their chance to live."
|Sue Vrooman||RE: John E. Evans|
Here's the info I think you wanted on Johnnie. Now I'll see what I can get on Carey. Are the folks doing this only interested in the men who served that are buried in Screven county? Or are they interested in those born in Screven but living in other areas at the time of their service? My Dad and another or his brother's, Kiah Evans also served.
John Edwin Evans, known as Johnnie to his family and friends, was born in Halcyondale at the Evans family home 7 October 1916 to Alice Gertrude Burch and Dr. William Walker Evans. Johnnie died, 27 September 1945 within weeks of getting out of the service but because of a head injury that occurred while he was still in. The injury was due to a fall rather than a wound. He was an Aviation Radioman First Class of a Patrol Bomber Plane in Patrol Squadron 81 -- The Black Cats -- United States Navy. [His Navy service number was 4147283. His discharge paper says his rate and class was ARM1c 0-2 USNR and he was discharged on 31 August 1945. He was honorably discharged. He was discharged after serving 1 year and 8 months of foreign and /or sea service.. His last rating held was Aviation Radio man first class. Other ratings held were AS; S2c; S1c; ARM3c; ARM2c; ARM1c. He had 3 certificates for Aerial Gunnery School; OTU
Johnnie operated the radio and other electronic equipment on the airplane with the collateral duty of an aerial machine gunner. Johnnie was a crack shot. He received "The Gold Star" for meritorious service during operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands and Bismarck Archipelago Areas. "His courage and devotion to duty in the face of hostile antiaircraft fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." He had earlier received an "Air Medal" in similar circumstances. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and was in for most of the war.
Service [vessels and stations served on] or [served satisfactorily on active duty from 11-8-1940 to 8-31-45: NDP, Washington, D.C.; USNRAB, Atlanta, Ga; Patrol bombing squadron 81; NAS, Hutchinson, Kansas; NAAS, JAX MUN #1, Jacksonville, Fla.; Patrol Bombing Squardon 197; Patrol Bombing Squardon 120; USNH, Seattle Washingotn. Character of service excellent. Final average 3.68.
He was honorably discharged in August of 1945 after about 5 years of service – he enlisted as an Apprentice Seaman 0-2 USNR on 14 October 1940. Almost immediately after discharge he came back to Halcyondale to visit his Aunt Lena and Uncle Carey Arnett. They had no children of their own and he and his brother Carey [named for his uncle] were like their own sons.
The few days he spent helping on the farm, hunting and catching up with old friends were wonderfully normal. But the morning came when he didn't come up for breakfast. They went to check on him and found he had died during the night. No one had expected such a thing. The death certificate said probable cerebral hemorrhage due to wound received on the head while in service. I don't think Aunt Lena and Uncle Carey ever got over his loss.
My mother told me he was the sweetest of the Evans brothers and always fun to be with. He was enrolled at Georgia Tech and was looking forward to being an engineer. There was a girl in Halcyondale he was in love with too. But those stories ended with his death.
His funeral was conducted at Union Baptist Church. A woman at Johnnie's funeral said to my Grannie, "at least you have other sons," to which Grannie replied, "yes, but none of them are Johnnie."
|Sue Vrooman||RE: John E. Evans|
Hey Dawn. What a great project! I'll see what I can put together on my uncles' military service and get it to you. So sorry to hear about the vandalization of the Evans cemetery. Why do people do that? So glad there are folks like you around. Cheers! Sue Vrooman
|Wendell Walker||RE: Young Family|
Sarah Murray was John Walker second wife and Nancy step mother
|Summer||RE: Daley and Willis Families|
Hello, not related...
Thankyou for asking.
Added by Summer on Oct 05, 2012 4:47 PM
|Karoline Joyner Ussery||RE: JAW Cubbedge|
Thanks so much for providing all the info! I'll have to check that book out some time.
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