Casey  County Obituaries


 Casey County Obituaries

 (Repatriation of the remains of US military personnel who died abroad during World War Two started in the latter half of 1947, and, while majority of the remains were brought home by the end of 1950, the repatriations continued for several years thereafter.)

Russell County News, September 16, 1948, page one.

Military Funeral for Pvt. Elmer Wall

Pvt. Elmer D. Wall was born March 13, 1914 [in Casey County], died August 4, 1944. He was united to Miss Gertie May Lawson. To this union one son was born, Marvin Eugene Wall. He leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wall, also one brother, and three sisters, Elbe Wall, Mrs. Virgie Wilson,  and Mrs. Anna Mae Clements, of Liberty; and Mrs. Jewel Craft, of Kirkman, Iowa; and a host of friends to mourn his passing.

Funeral services were conducted by Bryan Maxey, minister of the Jamestown Christian church. The Gospel Four Quartet, composed of veterans, rendered two numbers. Burial was in the Vandyke cemetery, near Pumpkin Chapel, Casey county,. September 9 at 10:00 a.m.

He was honored with a military funeral. H.E. Pruitt funeral home, of this city [Jamestown, Ky.], had charge of all arrangements.

(A brief entry in the Casey County News, date unknown to this researcher, stated Pvt. Walls died in the invasion of Normandy.)