William Sidney Stanfill
Born 26 March 1924
Died non Battle 14 July 1943

Technician Fourth Class
4th Reconnaissance Squadron, Troop A

T/4 Stanfill is buried at Cooper Memorial Gardens, Scott County, Tennessee.

 

Funderal services for Sgt. William Sidney Stanfill, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Stanfill were held at the New Haven Baptist church last Sunday afternoon by Revs. Leland Thomas, Edd Simpson, and J. M. Acres.

Sgt Stanfill, who had just returned to his army post after spending a furlough here with his parents, died at Fort Dix, N. J., as a result of a gunshot wound on July 14.  His body was accompanied back home by Sgt Quentin King, a Scott County soldier.

Young Stanfill volunteered for service nearly three years ago and made an excellent soldier.  He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Oneida, having joined there on May 15, 1938.

He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Jones Stanfill; parents, Mr. and Mrs O. M. Stanfill; two sisters, Mrs Ezra Watson and Miss Julia Stanfill; four brothers, Milford and Jesse of Oneida, Chester of Camp Edwards, Mass., and Millard of Fort Knox. Ky.; also a large number of relatives and friends.

The funeral was largely attended.  Internment was in the church cemetey with Coopers in charge of general arrangements.  The American Legion had charge at the grave where the usual salute was given and “taps” were sounded for this Scott County soldier who had answered his last call.

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