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Donald Baucum
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1925
Newton
Newton County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1996
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

Grandparents:
Charles A. Baucum 1867-1921
Hattie Spencer Baucum m1875-1955

Seventy year old former Newton resident, Mr. Donald Baucum of Jackson, died Tuesday, March 12, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services were held March 14, 1996 at the Baldwin-Lee Chapel with interment in Lakewood Memorial Park.

He had lived in Jackson for 46 years. Mr. Baucum was a Veteran of World War II having served in the U. S. Marines, in the Fifth Division, 28th Regiment, which was responsible for raising the flag at Iwo Jima. He was a retired assistant circulation manager for the Vicksburg Evening Post. Prior to that he had worked for the Clarion-Ledger. He was a member of the Woodville Heights Baptist Church.

Mr. Baucum's survivors include his wife, Tommie Helen Duke Baucum of Jackson; a son, Stephen Donald Baucum of Jackson; a daughter, Cathy B. Lord of Jackson; a brother, Harold Baucum of Grand Bay, Alabama; two sisters, Baby Lee McLelland of Meridian and Ruby Vallas of Decatur; five grandchildren; neices, nephews and cousins.

Donald served in a 60mm mortar section with H Company 3rd Battalion 28th Reiment 5th Marine Division. He along with others witnessed from the base of Mount Suribachi the raising of the flag over Iwo Jima by their fellow 28th Regiment Marines. He had 2 cousins from Newton County who also fought on Iwo Jima, James Williams and George Staton. George was kiled in action. 
 
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 Parents:
  Harold Otto Baucum (1907 - 1974)
  Angie Ethel Leigh Baucum (1908 - 1982)
 
 Siblings:
  Donald Baucum (1925 - 1996)
  Harold Ernest Baucum (1926 - 2009)*
  Helen Baucum Norman (1930 - 1964)*
  Baby Lea Baucum McLelland (1931 - 2011)*
  Charles Simmie Baucum (1938 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Memorial Park
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 28, 2010
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Donald Baucum
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With honor and respect. Thank you for your service.
- Fran
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014

- Rest In Love
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
PURPLE HEART
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 6, 2010
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