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Arnold Throckmorton, 84 Retired WWII Veteran Dies June 1 In GA

GEORGIA, June 9 – Arnold J. Throckmorton, 84, of Pleas-ant Valley Rd, husband of Mary Frances G. Throckmorton, entered into rest, Monday, June 1, 2009 at Heartland Hospice.

Mr. Throckmorton was a native of Farmville, and the son of the late Andrew Merit and Callie Reynolds Throckmorton. He retired from the United States Army after twenty-two years of service, serving in World War II. He worked in security with K-Mart for ten years. He was a member of the Hephzibah United Methodist Church, the American Legion and was a Mason.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, John Throckmorton and wife, Jane of Aiken, and Wayne “Chuck” Throckmorton and wife, Linda of Appling; daughter, Susan “Sissy” Smith of Hephzibah; sister, Frances Swalley of Farmville; grandchildren, Kathy, Dee, Traci, Scott, and Amber, and great-grandchildren, Josh, Brooke, Ian, Ainsley, Kassidy, Callie, Chloe Rae, and Aubrey.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Hephzibah United Methodist Church, 4431 Brothersville Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815.

Funeral services, with full Military Honors, were held Thursday, June 4, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with the Reverend T.G. Hall officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Georgia, served the family.