Grover B. Crowell

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Buried Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, May 16, 1948

Funeral services for Cpl. Bernard Crowell, 21, of Indian Trail, who was killed in action on Feb. 26, 1945, at Iwo Jima, was conducted at Indian Trail United Methodist Church. The Rev. J. A. Hudson of Monroe and the Rev. T. J. Huggins of Indian Trail Methodist Church officiated and internment was in Sharon Memorial Park.

Serving as active pallbearers was former schoolmates of Cpl. Crowell and member of Hartis Crowell Post of the American Legion of Indian Trail served as honorary pallbearers.

Corporal Crowell was born February 5, 1923, in Union County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Crowell, who survives him. He entered the Marine Corps September 18, 1942, and received training at Parris Island, S. C., New River, Oceanside, Calif., and Hawaii before going to Iwo Jima. He was a member of Indian Trail Methodist Church and before entering service was employed by Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company.

Surviving are his parents; his grandmother, Mrs. Sally Crowell of Route 2, Matthews; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Collie and Miss Gladys Crowell of Charlotte; and six brothers, Dwight, and Herbert Crowell of Charlotte, James Crowell of Matthews, and Ware, Worth, and Billy Joe Crowell of the home.

The body remained at McEwen Funeral Home until time for the Services.

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