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James Viars
B: 1951-03-06
D: 2017-07-22
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Viars, James
Dorothy Hennis
B: 1929-03-20
D: 2017-07-21
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Hennis, Dorothy
David Arnold
B: 1921-09-13
D: 2017-07-19
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Arnold, David
Ola Lester
B: 1928-10-10
D: 2017-07-17
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Lester, Ola
Forrest Warren
B: 1920-09-01
D: 2017-07-15
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Warren, Forrest
Peggy Barker
B: 1932-10-19
D: 2017-06-27
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Barker, Peggy
Maynard Joyce
B: 1936-12-19
D: 2017-06-22
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Joyce, Maynard
Samuel Rucker
B: 1958-03-21
D: 2017-06-11
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Rucker, Samuel
Barbara McKinney
B: 1939-03-19
D: 2017-06-10
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McKinney, Barbara
Hubert Scott
B: 1931-11-14
D: 2017-05-31
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Scott, Hubert
Mary Anderson
B: 1931-03-23
D: 2017-05-27
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Anderson, Mary
Robert Peters
B: 1941-06-18
D: 2017-05-27
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Peters, Robert
Charlie Lewis
B: 1940-04-03
D: 2017-05-26
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Lewis, Charlie
Mae Petty
B: 1934-03-09
D: 2017-05-26
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Petty, Mae
Ina Thurman
B: 1941-07-06
D: 2017-05-14
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Thurman, Ina
Emma Fallin
B: 1928-03-30
D: 2017-05-12
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Fallin, Emma
Pearl Mellott
B: 1926-09-22
D: 2017-05-12
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Mellott, Pearl
Christine Willis
B: 1929-05-21
D: 2017-05-05
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Willis, Christine
Alma DeVoe
B: 1944-04-27
D: 2017-04-25
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DeVoe, Alma
Roy Jenkins
B: 1943-05-18
D: 2017-04-24
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Jenkins, Roy
Bobby Robertson
B: 1936-10-12
D: 2017-04-19
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Robertson, Bobby

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Paying Tribute: Soldiers honored during Pearl Harbor ceremony
By Mickey Powell, Martinsville Bulletin
Dec. 8, 2016

It was a day that forever changed the United States, Air Force Lt. Gen. J. Kevin McLaughlin maintains. During a surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 were injured, prompting the U.S. to enter World War II, the largest armed conflict to date. But those casualties were not in vain – the military’s efforts throughout the war to protect the nation resulted in the preservation of democracy, enabling Americans to continue enjoying freedoms they have today, according to McLaughlin and other speakers during a service at Roselawn Burial Park on Wednesday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the battle. READ MORE


Roselawn to hold service on Pearl Harbor anniversary
By Mickey Powell, Martinsville Bulletin
Dec. 3, 2016

Local residents will have a chance to pay their respects to the victims of Pearl Habor this coming Wednesday. A service recognizing the 75th anniversary of the attack will be held at 12:45 p.m. at Roselawn Chapel and Burial Park off Clearview Drive. The service, anticipated to last until about 1:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Martinsville-Henry County Veterans Service Organization and the two localities. READ MORE


Martinsville residents honor the fallen
Paul Collins, Martinsville Bulletin
May 30, 2016

At the 69th annual Memorial Day Service at Roselawn Burial Park at noon Monday, guest speaker Del. Charles Poindexter called Memorial Day "the most solemn of all American holidays" and praised veterans who fought and died because of the love of freedom. An estimated nearly 200 people attended. READ MORE


Groups present awards during veterans program
GINNY WRAY, Martinsville Bulletin Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2013

S.T. Fulcher was awarded the first joint Martinsville-Henry County Outstanding Veteran Award on Sunday. Also, Marc Thomas, commander of Chapter 52 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), received the Veteran of the Year Award from the local Veteran Service Organization of Martinsville/Henry County (VSO). READ MORE


Memorial Day: Time to remember those who gave their lives
GINNY WRAY, Martinsville Bulletin Staff Writer
May 30, 2011

Memorial Day is an opportunity to tell the stories of service men and women who did not survive to speak for themselves. That was the message of Lt. Cmdr. (retired) Rev. Ken Cleveland, the guest speaker at the 64th annual Memorial Day Service at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home and Burial Park on Sunday. READ MORE


Roselawn speaker: Remember military sacrifices
Martinsville Bulletin Staff Reports
May 25, 2009

Capt. William Scott Cunningham, who works with the Joint Warfare Support Office at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, urged Americans to remember all the sacrifices made by military men and women as he spoke during the 62nd annual Memorial Day service at Roselawn Burial Park. READ MORE


Ex-POW: Never forget sacrifice
Kathrin Klenshteyn Martinsville Bulletin Staff Writer
May 29, 2006

Robert O. Gray knows what freedom means. Gray's father used to tell him that people do not appreciate a well until it's dry. He said he never really understood that until the day he was captured by communists in Korea. READ MORE


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