Giles County’s annual Memorial Day service will not be held this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though the traditional services will not take place, Giles County Veterans Service Officer Barry Alsup and local veterans organizations wanted to be certain to honor those veterans who have died in the past year.
They are: Michael Neal Adams, Earl Junior Akers, William Floyd Amos, Roy Ira Anderson, Terry Randal Anthony, Gordon Edward (Buddy) Atchley, Lois O’Neil Bain, Jeffery Lynn Barnhill, Charles Ronald Bee, Patric Blair Bennett, Harold Birdsong, Theodore Monroe Bullins, Raymond Harold Burrow, Robert Orville Carter, Donald Roger Cheatham, John Allen Cribbs, Dewey Douglas Daniel, Royce Tillman Dawes, Herschel Gaston Doggett Jr., Robert Glen Dunnavant, John Carl Elliott Sr., Dallas Eugene Foster, Everett Ashley Foster, John William Foster, Larry Booth Fox, Eugene Gardner Sr., Larry Paul Gilbert, Freeman Gordon Sr., William Hill Harris, William Eaverly Harwell, Robert Riley (Rip) Hill, Jory P. Hoback, Landon Gale Holt, Robert Clayton Holt, Law Rance Huff, Otis Marvin Hunt, Tandy Frank Jackson, James Robert King, Michael Edward Linville, Frankie Gene Long, Alan Kent Lowry, Donald Rayburn (Don) McDougal, Donald Lee Mendenhall, Charles Wesley Miller Jr., Wendell Blow Minatra, Anthony Fagan Mitchell, Thomas Clayton Mitchell, William Wesley Mitchell, Carmen Estelle Montgomery, Irvin Thomas Morgan, William Clyde Morrow, Layton Clemouth Newton, Robert Thurman Newton, Ronald Edward Noel Sr., Cordell Pierce, Terry Blake Polly, Paul D. Price, James Robert Puryear Jr., Luther W. Riddle, David Edward Ross Sr., Gary Donald Slaton, James William Smith, Howard Southerland, Fred Dalton Stovall Jr., William Thomas Tarpley, Dr. Richard Clark Taylor, Jimmie Wayne Vernon, Richard Rollin Visser, Robert (Bob) Bernard Wamble, Joseph Buford Ward, Jerry Douglas Wheeler, Robert Douglas Wilburn, Douglas Clark Wolaver and Bobby Gene Woodall.
Tentative plans on Memorial Day are to stream minimal services live on Facebook.
—Giles County VSO