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Technical Sergeant Lloyd Byron Maples
U.S. Army
Ser #. 20808830

1920 - November 24, 1944
Epinal American Cemetery
Epinal (Vosges) France

Gold Star Mother
Hannah Highberg Maples Jackson



      Nels P. Highberg, Sr., brought us the news this week that his daughter, Mrs. Violet F. [Hannah] Maples, had received word from the War Department that her son, T/Sgt. Floyd [Lloyd] Byron Maples, died November 24 in France of wounds received in action. Mrs. Maples now lives in Springville, Utah, but formerly resided here and has numerous friends who regret to learn that another Palacios boy is numbered on the casualty list.

Palacios Beacon, Thursday, December 14, 1944

According to information on the WWII Memorial Registry, T/Sgt. Maples was in the U.S. Army (20808830), 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. He is buried at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges) France, Plot A, Row 7, Grave 45. He received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.


Funeral services for Hannah Highberg Jackson, 93, of Palacios, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 1995 at the First United Methodist Church in Palacios with Rev. Ralph Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Jackson was born Jan. 16, 1902 in Collegeport to Nels P. and Mary O'Linda LeCompte Highberg, Sr. She died March 12, 1995 at the Palacios HealthCare & Rehab Center.

A life-long resident of the Palacios area, she was a member of the Palacios V.F.W. Post 2467 Ladies Auxiliary and a former pink lady for Wagner General  Hospital.

Mrs. Highberg is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Agnes and Leonard Kunefke of Palacios; two sisters, Nellie Tripp of Orlando, Fla. and Hulda McCarry of Port Arthur; five brothers Nels P. Highberg, Jr. of Lancaster, Pa., John Highberg of Winnie, TX., Paul Highberg of Victoria, Haywood Highberg of Point Comfort and Jim Highberg of Seadrift; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, F. M. Jackson on April 11, 1986; three sons, Byron, Wilbur and Ernest Jackson; two sisters, Mary Stuckey and Anna Baltar; and brother, Adolph Highberg.

Palacios Beacon, March 15, 1995


Lloyd N[eri]. Maples


Funeral Services for Lloyd N. Maples were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Post Oak Baptist Church, Houston, followed by interment in Richmond.


Born November 13, 1898 in Nuckolls County, Nebraska he moved to Matagorda County in 1914.  He lived in Collegeport and Palacios until 1940.  He died in Houston on May 12.


He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cleatus Maples of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Kunefke of Palacios, Miss Kathy Maples and Mrs. Margaret Edge; one son Kyle Maples, one step-daughter, Mrs. Darlene Garner; two step-sons, Bennett and Barckley Denham, all of Houston; twenty grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Palacios Beacon, May 23, 1968


NOTE: Lloyd Neri Maples was born in Nebraska on November 16, 1897 and died in Houston, Texas on May 12, 1968. These dates are from the Social Security Death Index and are different from those in the obit.


Photo of T/Sgt. Maples courtesy of Palacios Area Historical Association Museum
and volunteers Shirlee and Richard.


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Jan. 30, 2006
Oct. 1, 2007