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Jefferies Hugh Speir [Male] b. 1923 Frostburg Md - d. 10 Feb 1975 Frostburg Md

FROSTBURG-Hugh Speir Jeffries, 52, of 39 South Water Street, died yesterday. He had been in failing health the past three years. Bom in Frostburg, he was a son of Mrs. Agnes (Speir) Jeffries, and the late James Jeffries. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of Farrady Post 24 American Legion, BPO Elks 470, LOOM 348 and St. PaulLutheran Church. Besides his
mother, he is survived by a brother, James A. Jeffries; two aunts, Mrs. Louise Spates and Mrs. Lillian Stewart, and an uncle, Walter Jeffries, all of here. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Donald F. Sause and Rev. Steven H. Washburn officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be William Spates, John Spates, Maurice Spates, Kenneth O'Rourke, Enoch Price and John Dillon. Memorial services will be held today by Elks 470 at 7:30 p.m. and LOOM 348 at 8 p.m. The Cumberland Evening Times, February 11, 1975 He was buried on 12 Feb 1975 in Frostburg Memorial Cemetery, Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. He. Mrs. Lillian Speir Stewart received a letter from her nephew Hugh Jeffries, stationed on Guam, stating that the battleship Missouri had docked at Guam September 9 and that he went aboard to visit Pfc. James Erode, TJSMC. Both boys are residents of Frostburg and graduates of Beall High School. Jeffries wrote that he was on his way to Tokyo Bay aboard the LST 57 and the Missouri was on her way home. Pfc. Erode is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Erode, Locust Street. The Cumberland Evening Times, September 25, 1945
Frostburg, Feb.16 - Hugh S. Jeffries, this city, is home, having received an honorable discharge from
the Navy, February 10, at Bainbridge after serving 28 months in the European theatre and seven
months in the South Pacific area. He enlisted January 19, 1943 and after completing boot training
volunteered for overseas duty. He participated in the Tunisian, Sid-Han, Salerno, and Normandy
Invasions. For his work in the Sicilian campaign, he received a commendation from his commanding
officer. A grandson of the late Hugh Speir, this city, he is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. John "Peg"
Stewart, with whom he resides. He is entitled to wear the ETO ribbon with three battle stars, Pacific
theatre ribbon, and Victory medal. While in the service he served aboard an L. S. T. Cumberland
Times, February 17, 1946
Change: 9 Feb 2010

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