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 Lee Jones

    "The First Soldier boy from this section to lose his life while in the service of Uncle
    Sam, and the second from Fannin County, was Lee Jones , whose home  was 
    near Allen's Point. Mr. Jones who was about 20 years old left for Camp Travis 
    a few months ago , having been selected and accepted by his country for service
    in the Army. About three weeks ago the young soldier was stricken with pneumonia. 
    His father was notified  of the son's condition and went to Camp Travis to 
    see his boy. Young Jones condition improved and when his father left him
    no doubts were entertained of ultimate
    recovery. But a short time after the father reached home, his son suffered
    a relapse and last Thursday night the young Soldier died. Monday afternoon 
    the remains reached Honey
    Grove and were taken to the old home near Allen's Point, from which he went
    out a few months ago to do battle for his native land. Tuesday , in the presence
    of many neighbors and  friends, the young soldier who had cherished hopes of rendering great service in the war for humanity and human rights was laid to 
    rest in the pretty cemetery at Allen's Point ."
       Honey Grove Signal 15 Feb.1918

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