EVERYONE - Please Show Your Respects Tomorrow For A Man Who Died In 1943 For Our FreedomRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Apr 11 2017 11:27 PM
DOTHAN - HOUSTON COUNTY: In 1943 James O. Whitehurst, at age 20, died fighting in World War II in order for our freedom to exist.
Mr. Whitehurst of Ashford Alabama has been in a grave with 35 other United States Marines, unidentified, since 1943.
Mr. Whitehurst has now been identified and returned to his family for the proper burial.
On Wednesday, at 12:30 PM, Mr. Whitehurst body will leave Glover Funeral Home on Hartford Highway inside Ross Clark Circle. The funeral coach carrying Mr. Whitehurst, the family and the Marine Soldier guarding Mr. Whitehurst will be under law enforcement escort.
They will travel down Hartford Highway to Ross Clark Circle ( at Lowe's South ), turn left onto Ross Clark Circle. The body and family will travel on the circle through South Park, Highway 231 South, Hodgesville Road, Third Avenue, Cottonwood Road, Prevatt Road and to Highway 84 East at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.
At SAMC, Highway 84 East, the body and family will turn right and travel east on Highway 84 too Glenn Lawrence Road. There they will turn left and travel to Cowarts Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services.
The public, businesses, students, are encouraged to line the highway on this path and show the respect of the wiregrass for James O. Whitehurst. He gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life, for you and I to enjoy freedom.
And since 1943 his family did not know where his remains were. His parents died without ever knowing where their son's remains were. Today, there is a peace for the loved ones still living in knowing James Whitehurst is receiving a proper burial.
The body and family will leave PROMPTLY at 12:30 PM from Glover Funeral Home for this route. So line the Ross Clark Circle and Highway 84. Teach your children to salute the funeral coach in honor and recognition of Mr. Whitehurst.
GOD BLESS James Whitehurst and his family.