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Veterans Banners dedication service is May 23, 2024

By Tiffany Collins

Banners were hung this week to honor veterans in our community. The service for the dedication of the banners will be Thursday, May 23, at 9:30amCT at City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia.

The public is invited to attend. Ronnie Holt with the local VFW will be speaking. The DeMolay youth will be leading the pledge. These veterans served in the Vietnam War, Korean War, World War I, World War II, and on active duty.

The honored veterans include:


Phillip Gaskins, Derek Cundiff, Randall Jones, Joe Payne, Leland Grant, Wallace Alexander, Bobby Kimbler, Bernard Dunn, Sammy Hughes, and Charlie Morrison. Additional honorees are James Abell, John Burr, Paul Smith, Michael Callison, Orvis Grider, Travis Giles, Vince Giles, Ronald Burton, Brad Scholl, and Joe Spires.

The list continues with Tommy Corbin, C.W. Grant, Bernard Janes, William Coy Turner, Joe Hare, Ronnie Holt, Russell Arnold, Walter Gene Hoots, Shane Lee Pollard, and Harvey Dean Nash. Further veterans to be honored are William E. (Tootie) Corbin, William J. Burton, Ray G. Willis, Charles Caldwell, Ronald Edwards, Eldridge Bragg, James King, Pamela King, Leon Huff, and Benjamin Hadley.

Honoring veterans also includes Sammy King, Edwin Downey, Billy Fletcher, Noel Hayes, Hindman Loy, John William Guillion, William O. Pendleton, Billy Sullivan, Edward Grider, and Vernon Williams. Also recognized are William F. Keys, Caleb Arnold, Ronald Goetz, Arlin Wheet, George Claywell, Jordan Baker, James Smallwood, John D. Lowe III, William Phelps, and Herman Chelf.

Additionally, we honor William Feese, Lucian Edwards, Raymond Curry, Francis McGowan, Stanley Jones, Clay Thomas Moore, Wilburn Cheatham, Ronald Cheatham, Garold Russell, and James Gaskins. Further veterans recognized are Tom Andrew, Willie Ray Foster, Stevie Foster Graves Sr., Larry D. Huckaby, Walter Ray Graves, Ples T. Grimsley, Ray Partin, Larry T. Antle, Danny D. Kearney, and Kenneth Bryant.

The honored list also includes Robert Gossett, Clifton Hadley, Phillip Keltner, Jimmie Dale Cox, John W. Arnold, William Billy Spoon, Leonard Price Cheatham, Felton Fudge, James Wolford Grant, and Tommy Lee Scott. Finally, we recognize Radius Brown, Charles L. Cole, Clay Jones, Thomas A. Turner, and Leslie Land.

Please join us in this tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country.


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