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Services for Elzie "Mac" McCullough, 83, of Oxford were held Dec. 21 at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Linton Edwards and Jerry Starling officiating. Burial followed in Pensacola Memorial Gardens in Pensacola, Fla. Dryden Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Mr. McCullough died Dec. 19 at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Florida. He was a resident of Cleburne and Calhoun counties since 1976. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of World War II and was a contractor.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Laura H. McCullough and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Alice McCullough of Oxford; four sisters, Dola Murphy, Beatrice Rebell and Mellie Paricio of Panama City, Fla., and Lola Mae Bush of Bonifay, Fla.; and a brother, Allen McCullough of Foley. Pallbearers were Joe Whitman, Don Whitman, Eudean Scott, Charles Scott, Wayne Woodard, Joe Williams and B.V. Robinson.

[Cleburne News, The (Heflin, AL) - Friday, December 29, 2000]

(courtesy of "Earth Angel ")

Elzie enlisted in the Army at Cp Blanding, FL on 8 July 1942 where he was assigned to the 509th PIR.

After the 509th was disbanded, 1st Sgt "Mac" McCullough was transferred to Company H, 508th PIR on 7 February 1945.

Mac was sent on temporary duty to the Reception Station at Fort McPherson, GA for approximately 30 days  On 21 May 1945 the temporary duty (TDY) became a permanent change of station (PCS).