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 John Fletcher Darley, Jr

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John Fletcher Darley, Jr

  • Birth 10 Jul 1924 Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 19 Feb 1945
  • Burial Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 63307188

Bulloch to Honor Fallen Naval Hero

Statesboro Business Houses to Close Today

Statesboro, Ga., April 8 - All business houses in Statesboro will close Friday afternoon during the funeral hour in paying respect to John Fletcher Darley, Jr., Statesboro boy who was killed on Iwo Jima in 1945. Funeral services for Darley, hospital apprentice 1-c will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. T. Earl Serson officiating. Burial will be in the East Side Cemetery.

A full military funeral will be given Darley with the National Guard, American Legion and V.F.W. participating. The firing squad and buglers will be from the National Guards.

Active pallbearers will be members of the American Legion and V.F.W. as follows: James O. Edenfield, Clyde Sauls, Joseph Woodcock, Sidney Dodd, Jack M. Norris, and Eugene Martin. A honorary escort of classmates of the class of 1942, Statesboro High School, will be composed of Robert Groover, Parrish Blitch, Worth McDougald, John Ford Mays, J.G. Martin, William Brannen, Hal Macon, Inman Foy, Charles Mallard, John James Thackston and A.B. Anderson.

Darley entered the Navy in 1943 and served in the invasion of Normandy in the European theater. He was attached to the Marines in 1944 before going to the Pacific. He died on February 19, 1945, at Iwo Jima. Darley was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Darley of Statesboro; three brothers, Fred B. Darley, Ray Darley, and Hugh Darley, all of Statesboro, and one sister, Mrs. Alfred Wendzel, of Statesboro. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Statesboro Paper - April 1948
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Killed in action – At Iwo Jima, John Darley, 20, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Darley, Sr. Surviving besides his parents are brothers, Seaman Fred Darley, Ray Darley, and Hugh Darley; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Wendzel; grandmother, Mrs. J. D. Cannon

Bulloch Times
Issue of Thursday, March 15, 1945


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  • Added: 25 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63307188
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Fletcher Darley, Jr (10 Jul 1924–19 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63307188, citing Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by nu2ga (contributor 47084636) .