Lloyd C. Dillon
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The body of Lloyd C.
Dillon, who was killed in action August 1, 1943, in North
been returned to the States for reburial. Funeral services will be held
Friday afternoon at 4:30 at Fair's Leaksville-Spray Funeral Home.
Military honors will be presented at the graveside by the local V.F.W.
The local National Guard unit will serve as pallbearers.
Pvt. Dillon was born
March 15, 1917 and reared near Woolwine, Va. He entered service January
21, 1943 at Camp Croft S. C. and went overseas with the Fifth U. S. Army in
June. He was known to be with the invasion forces when they entered
Sicily and in September Mrs. Dillon, his mother received a message from the U.
S. War Department that he was among the missing in action.
Anxiety was tempered
with hope until 30 days later another message came through that the young
soldier had been killed in battle on August 1, 1943. He was 26 years of
age at the time of his death.
Survivors include his
wife Mrs. Lottie Geneva Dillon of Spray; one son Lloyd, Jr.; his mother Mrs.
M. P. Dillon of Woolwine, Va.; one brother, John Dillon of Route 1, Leaksville;
seven sisters, Mrs. Nannie Meeks, Route 1, Leaksville; Miss Nettie Dillon,
Mrs. Rachel Reid, Mrs. Elsie Harp, Mrs. Winnie Easley, Mrs. Myrtle Allen, all
of Spray; Mrs. Halsie Meeks of Hampton Virginia.
(The above framed copy
of this article may be viewed at Dick's
Drive-In on 1004 Washington Street in Eden, North Carolina.)
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