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Pvt. David Stubblefield
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David Stubblefield

Remains of Dickens Boys, Are Enroute Home From N.Y.

U.S.Flag   Official notice has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Fonzo Shaw and Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Stubblefield of Dickens, that the remains of their sons, Staff Sgt. Clifton E. Shaw and Pvt. David J. Stubblefield , are included wit those of 260 other Texas boys aboard the U.S. Army Transport Lawrence Victory which recently docked in New York.

These bodies will be sent to Fort Worth, distribution center for the war dead, then sent to different points from there. They will be accompanied by military escort to their final resting places.

©The Texas Spur, July 22, 1948

Reburial Rites for David Stubblefield

Graveside services for Pfc. David Stubblefield, 19, who died in Germany April 18, 1945, were held Saturday afternoon, August 21, with C.V. Allen officiating, assisted by a group of local veterans.

Pfc. Stubblefield was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stubblefield of Dickens. He was born October 15, 1925 in Boswell, Oklahoma, but had lived most of his life in Dickens County. He leaves a large group of friends and relatives to mourn his passing.

Survivors include his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Stubblefield, Dickens; two brothers, Earnest Stubblefield, Los Animas, Colorado and William Darrell Stubblefield; (sisters?) Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson and Miss Minnie Pearl Stubblefield all of Dickens.

Campbell's Funeral Chapel officiated, with internment in the Dickens Cemetery.

©The Texas Spur, August 26, 1948
Transcribed June 7, 2005 by DCHC Members
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