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Maj Joel Alfred Bunch
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1916
Madison County
Arkansas, USA
Death: May 27, 1999
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Obituary from the Shreveport Times newspaper, May 29, 1999, Saturday, p. 4-B:

SHREVEPORT, LA Graveside services for Joel Alfred Bunch, 83, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 30, 1999 at Rose-Neath Cemetery. Officiating will be Chaplain Bryan Bazer.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 29, from 5 p.m. til 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 8 p.m. by the Forty et Eight at Rose-Neath Bossier Chapel with Chaplain James Brooks officiating. Burial will be at Rose-Neath Cemetery with Barksdale Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Mr. Burch died Thursday, May 27, 1999 at the V.A. Hospital in Shreveport. He was born in Kingston, AR and was a resident of Shreveport, LA. Mr. Bunch was the Correspondant National of the La Societe Des Quarante Hommes Et Huit Chevaux. He was also the State Adjutant of the Arkansas American Legion. Mr. Bunch was a pilot in the 8th Air Force. He was shot down over Germany and was a POW for two years. He received the Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by his son, Joel A. Bunch, II.

Survivors are his wife, Grace L. Bunch of Shreveport; one son, William L. "Bill" Bunch and wife, Kim of Boulder, CO; six grandchildren, Sarah Bunch, Hannah Bunch, Wyatt Bunch, Nicholas Bunch, Chris Bunch and Ben Bunch; number of nieces, nephews and other family.

Pallbearers will be BAFB Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Charles Ardery Child Welfare Trust or the George W. Bolan Nurses Training Trust, 777 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 746-2543

Obituary provided by Shawn Bohannon (#47062096), of American Legion Lowe-McFarlane Post No. 14, Shreveport, Louisiana.
MAJ - Major (O-4) US Army Air Force (USAAF), a B-17 bomber pilot, POW, World War II veteran awarded the Purple Heart Medal. 
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  Grace Jewell Lincoln Bunch (1917 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: GPS +32.61417,-93.70773
Rose-Neath Cemetery
Bossier City
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Section 2 VA Veterans northwest
GPS (lat/lon): 32.61417, -93.70773
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
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Maj Joel Alfred Bunch
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