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Oliver Jeffers

October 7, 1913 ~ November 10, 1944 (age 31)

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Army Pfc. Oliver Jeffers, age 31 of Huntsville, TN passed away on November 10, 1944 at the Hürtgen Forest in Hürtgen, Germany. Born on October 7, 1913 in Huntsville, TN, he was the son of the late Daniel and Syrinda Foster Jeffers. He was an active member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church.

Army Pfc. Jeffers was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He died in World War II during a battle with German forces in the Hürtgen Forest.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Effie and Mart Jeffers, Ethel Jeffers, Edna Jeffers and Harlin Massey, Ardilla Jeffers, Eva Jeffers and Earl Murley, Goldie Bell Jeffers, and Clarence Smallwood.

Nieces: Magel Massey and Royal Swisher, Louise Jeffers and Richard Mansfield and Velia Bell Massey. 

Nephews: Daniel Jeffers, James Daniel Murley and Fayola Lloyd, Jerry Wayne Murley, Jeffery Earl Murley, Harlin Massey, Jr., Larry Smallwood, and William Calvin Murley.

He is survived by Flonnie Anderson of Tazewell, TN, Basil and Judith Massey and family of Huntsville, TN, John Lee and Bonnie Murley and family of Huntsville, TN, Joseph and Janetta Murley of Oneida, TN, Jimmy and Connie Swisher and family of Pioneer, TN, Rodney Dean Smallwood of Oxford, Ohio, Nancy Murley and family of Huntsville, TN; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in the Fairview community and burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Chattanooga, TN. Military personnel will be serving as pallbearers.

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