Kentuckian Killed In Action In France
Pvt. Gusta Little, son of James Little of Jackson, was killed in
action in France July 12, according to word received by his brother,
John C. Little, 1604 Clayton avenue. In service five years, Private
Little had served overseas for two years. Besides his father and
brother, he is survived by seven other brothers and two sisters. Three
brothers are in service. [picture included]
Death of George Goolsby
George V. Goolsby, 52, who for 20 years was miller at the
Weisenberger mill, died Sunday night at his home in Columbia, Tenn.
Failing health forced him to give up his work about six months ago.
Mr. Goolsby is survived by his wife and two sons, George, Jr., and
James. He was a deacon at Ashland Avenue Baptist church, Lexington,
and active in the Sunday school.
The funeral was held at Columbia Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Clarence
Walker, of Ashland Avenue church.
Lewis S. Fisher Jr. Loses Life In Action
Lewis Shirley Fisher Jr., nephew of Mrs. S. E. Cooper of 389 Oldham
avenue, was killed in action in the South Pacific on Oct. 1. Fisher,
pharmacist's mate 3/c, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shirley Fisher of
Huntington, W. Va. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister,
Barbara Jean Fisher, also of Huntington. His father formerly lived in
Lexington. A member of the Naval Reserve since December, 1942, he had
been overseas since September, 1943. [picture included]
Norman C. Stucker Is Killed In Action
Pvt. Norman C. Stucker, 29, formerly of Lawrenceburg, but who had
lived In Lexington and Somerset for the last five years, was killed in
action in France Sept. 20, according to a message received by his wife,
Mrs. Betty Scott Stucker, 199 Loudoun avenue. He was inducted into the
Army Feb 1, 1944, and took his basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala.
He was at home on furlough last June.
Before entering the service, Private Stucker was employed by the
Southeastern Greyhound lines. He was a member of the Sandspring Baptist
church at Lawrenceburg and his death represented the first gold star out
of 68 members of the church now in service. [picture included]
Crash Fatal To Local Flier
Lt. Reynolds Calvert, 27, United States Army Air Forces, and former
branch manager of the R. J. Reynolds' Tobacco Company, was killed Sunday
in an airplane crash at Alamogordo, N. M., according to word received by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Calvert, 1104, Fontaine road.
Lieutenant Calvert was commissioned a pilot last June 30. He entered
training in the Army Air Forces in August, 1942.
A native of Augusta, Bracken county, Lieutenant Calvert attended
public schools there and spent one year in study at the University of
Kentucky. He worked for the Reynolds firm from 1935 until his entry into
active military service. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social
fraternity and of the Presbyterian church. Besides his parents, he is
survived - remainder of obituary missing. [picture included]