NOTE: This is the obituary that was in the paper
at the time death occured in war.
CARL F CASTLE
VAN LEAR BOY IS WAR VICTIM
Carl F. Castle Killed In France
T-Sgt. Carl F. Castle, 23 years old, nephew and foster son of Mr.
and Mrs. James King, Van Lear, and husband of Mrs. Emma J. Castle,
Martin, was killed in action in France December 14, according to a
telegram sent to his wife by the War Department this week.
Son of Preston Castle and the late Mrs. Castle, Van Lear, Sergeant
Castle was raised from a small child by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim King.
Sergeant Castle entered service five years ago. He served in
Iceland for a year, was returned to the United States, then later
sent overseas last October. He attended the Van Lear Schools.
January 11, 1945
NOTE: This is the obituary that was in the paper at the time the
body was returned from overseas for burial in the U.S.
CARL F. CASTLE
Funeral services were held Sunday for T-3 Carl F. Castle, a casualty
of World War II, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. James King and Mr.
King, at Van Lear.
T-3 Castle was 23 at the time of his death, which occurred in battle
in France on December 14, 1944. He was born May 30, 1921, the son
of Farris and Jennie Williams Castle. His mother preceded him in
death several years ago.
Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emily Begley
Castle, one sister, Mrs. Homer Fyffe, and one half-sister, Miss
Marie Castle of Wabash, Ind.
Revs. Elzie Banks, Leonard Walters, Cully Sparks, and Lonza Reed
conducted the funeral. Burial was made in the family cemetery under
the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.
Note: This cemetery is also known as the "Clubhouse Cemetery".
January 27, 1949
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