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PALMERSVILLE - Charles Harold Perry, 72, retired carpenter and farmer, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden with burial in Matheny Grove Cemetery.

He was an Army paratrooper during World War II and attended Matheny Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

Mr. Perry, the husband of Dolores Schrader Perry, also leaves a daughter, Mary Hickman of Paris; a son, Paul Perry of Palmersville; his father, Gollie Perry of Dresden; five sisters, Inez Kelton and Marie Hawks, both of Dresden, Mary Sue Gifford of Martin, Carol Vaughn of Chicago and Shirley Cross of Rives; three brothers, Willie Perry and Jerry Perry, both of Dresden, and Robert G. Perry of Indianapolis, and two grandchildren.

Charles enlisted in the army on 25 March 1944.

Pfc Perry was transferred from 82nd Airborne Division to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR on 13 October 1945.

He re-enlisted on 10 November 1945 and was discharged on 14 March 1947

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