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   Mr. J.W. Dooley, Sr., age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
   Born October 28, 1925 in Avalon, Ga., he was a son of the late Amos Andrew and Lona Whiten Dooley. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church.
   Mr. Dooley was a United States Army Paratrooper serving in WWII and was in the Battle of the Bulge.
   Family members include daughters and sons-in-law, Analyn Booth of Bowman, Ga., Mary Stowe and Gary of Toccoa, Anita Elrod and Michael of Martin, and Karen Pressley and Harris of Toccoa; sons and daughters-in-law, J. W. "Bud" Dooley, Jr. and Teri, Eddie Dooley and Becky and Andy Dooley all of Toccoa; sister, Estelle McClellan of Anderson; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Payne Dooley; son-in-law, Larry Booth; sisters, Mary Lou McCollum, Jewell Reed, and Faye Canady.
   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017 at Rock Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Jackson and the Rev. Harris Pressley officiating.
   Burial followed at Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Miller and the Rev. Daniel Roberts officiating at the graveside service. Military honors were provided by the Georgia National Guard.
   The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Jay Dooley, Scott Stowe, Jones Harbert, Rodney Moore, John Childers, and Gary McCollum. The family received friends at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017. Flowers are optional. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the Rock Creek Baptist Church, 3729 Rock Creek Road, Toccoa, GA 30577. Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

[ The Toccoa Record, Toccoa, GA) - Thu, Nov 9, 2017]

[courtesy of Theron Rogers]

Grave marker for J. W. Dooley in Rock Creek Cemetery, Stephens County, Georgia.


J. W. registered for the draft in Toccoa, Georgia on 30 October 1943 and was inducted into the Army at Ft McPherson, Atlanta, GA on 17 December 1943.

Pvt Dooley was evacuated on 15 February 1945, classed as a non-battle casualty.

On 10 May 1945 he was transferred to the hospital's detachment of patients and did not return to the regiment.

His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the campaign, 18 December 1944 to 20 February 1945

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