MAJOR JONES LAID TO REST-
Major Gorman Jones, veteran Muscle Shoals postal attache and world war hero, was laid to rest here today following funeral services at the residence in Sheffield.
Major Jones passed away Tuesday night at 9:05 o'clock after a cerebral hemorrhage suffered earlier in the day.
The deceased was a native of Flint, Morgan County, having made his home in Sheffield for the past 16 years, where he was first postmaster at Nitrate Plant No. 2, and later was transferred to the Sheffield post office, where he remained until his death.
Mr. Jones took a prominent part in the Great War, joining the U.S. Army, Fourth Alabama Infantry, Company E, in 1916 at Montgomery, and being sent to Nogales, Ariz with the Mexican border patrol, later being sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. where he was commissioned a lieutenant in 1917.
He sailed for France in April, 1917, just after the United States entered the war, and just prior to sailing was married to Miss Aline Drake, in New York.
In France, where he was twice wounded, he was captured in August, 1918, while in charge of a regiment. He escaped and fought courageously and was decorated with the Purple Heart. He remained with the Reserve Officers following the war, and had risen to the rank of major at time of his death.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Gorman Jones, Jr and a daughter, Aline Jones.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence, with Rev. R.L. Nelson, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, conducting final rites. Interment followed in City Cemetery, Decatur, with Brown Service directing.
DECATUR DAILY - March 3, 1938
Aline Drake Jones
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