Johnnie R. Pressely 34304365
Parents Names: R.A. Pressley and the late Mrs. Pressley
He attended Unionville School, married Fay Hasty1941, attended and was member of Bentons Cross Roads Baptist Church.
He was killed overseas in Kirchherten, Germany. March 1st 1945. In combat about a year before his death.
He was buried in Holland. His body was returned home April 17, 1949 for reburial.
Memorial services were held at Benton Crossroads Baptist Church. Rev. J. W. Digh, Rev. J. Calvin Ray and Rev. J. A. Hudson officiated. Burial in Lakeland Memorial Park. Honors were accorded by the Monroe National Guard Unit.
He was employed by Cannon Mills in Kannapolis at the time of his entry into service in May,1942. He sailed for overseas January 1944. He was a member of the 30th Division 1st Army.
Received training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Camp Blanding, Fla.., Tennessee and Indiana.
He was in five major battles. The battle of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe.
Surviving are his wife who is now Mrs. Houston Pressley, his father, a step-mother, five brothers: Fulton Pressley, Newton, N.C.; Briice Pressley, Houston Pressley, Buren Pressley, Broughton Pressley, three sisters: Mrs. Harry Mcginnis, Mrs. Woodrow Richardson, Mrs. Floyd Helms, of Monroe. three half-brothers: R.A. Pressley, Jr., Vann Pressley, David Pressley, four half-sisters: Billie, Sue, Lorraine, and Beulah Pressley of the home.
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