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OAKWOOD - Charles Winston Merritt, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, in a Macon hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Neely officiating. Interment in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Merritt, a native of Irwin County, made his home in Hall County for the past 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was also a graduate of the University of Georgia and was a retired pharmacist from the North East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Bertice Lee Merritt of Oakwood; two daughters, Faye Maxwell and husband Alan of Milledgeville and Shirley Bledsoe and husband Roy of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Charles "Chuck" Merritt of Oakwood; two sisters, Georgann Winslow and Joyce Carter, both of Fernandino Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Don Merritt of Brunswick, Wendell Merritt of Fitzgerald, and Ralph Merritt of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren, Tom Maxwell, Melissa Bledsoe Harris, Amanda Bledsoe and Allison Merritt.

[Macon Times, Macon, GA, September 7, 2009]

[courtesy of Jack Johnson]

Grave marker for Charles W. Merritt in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville (Baldwin county), Georgia.

Charles enlisted in the Army at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA on 2 August 1944 and volunteered for parachutist duty.

Pvt Merritt was transferred to Co A, 508th PIR from the 51st Reinforcement Battalion  on 23 April 1945.


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