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Arva Lanier Wilkes, Jr

Male 1917 - 2010  (93 years)


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  • Name Arva Lanier Wilkes  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 26 Apr 1917  Toombs, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Militia District 1536, Toombs, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 14 Apr 1943  Camp Blanding, Starke, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Name: Arva L Wilkes
      Birth Year: 1917
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: Georgia
      State of Residence: Florida
      County or City: Duval

      Enlistment Date: 14 Apr 1943
      Enlistment State: Florida
      Enlistment City: Camp Blanding
      Branch: No branch assignment
      Branch Code: No branch assignment
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life

      Education: 2 years of high school
      Civil Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
      Marital Status: Married
      Height: 44
      Weight: 082
    SSN issued Bef 1951  Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Social Security Number 266-16-1675  [2
    Died 2 Jun 2010  Smith Northview Hospital, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • June 2, 2010
      Arva Lanier Wilkes
      The Valdosta Daily Times

      Clyattville - Arva Lanier Wilkes, 93, of Clyattville died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Smith Northview Hospital. He was born on April 26, 1917, in Toombs County to the late Arva and Janie Wilkes and had lived in this area for many years. Mr. Wilkes was a member of the Clyattville United Methodist Church and a founding member of the Clyattville Volunteer Fire Department. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from Owens-Illinois. He was a great fan of the Lowndes Vikings, Braves Baseball and NASCAR. Mr. Wilkes loved the staff of Ole Times Buffet where he enjoyed eating. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and great granddaughter.

      Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles Wilkes, Terry and Peggy Wilkes; his grandsons, Dustin Wilkes, Richard Wilkes and Barrett Wilkes, great-granddaughter, Alexandria “Alex” Wilkes, all of Valdosta; one sister, Rita Mae McKay of Jacksonville.

      He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Thompson Wilkes.

      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 5, 2010, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Mollie Danner officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. - Carson McLane Funeral Home
    Buried 5 Jun 2010  Riverview Memorial Gardens, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23931  tng Genealogy

    Father Arva Lanier "Arvie" Wilkes,   b. 23 Jun 1882, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1918, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Janie Belle McDonald,   b. 9 Nov 1884, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1972, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Nov 1901  Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Thompson,   b. 1917 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F7966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Apr 1917 - Toombs, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - Bef 1951 - Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jun 2010 - Smith Northview Hospital, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Jun 2010 - Riverview Memorial Gardens, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S368] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online.
      Record for Arva L Wilkes
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WWIIenlist&h=2385285&indiv=try

    2. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 266-16-1675; Issue State: Florida; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Arva Lanier Wilkes
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=87530610&indiv=try

    3. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Militia District 1536, Toombs, Georgia; Roll: 388; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 407.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=18123383&indiv=try
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