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James Enoch Caudill
and Arzella Hale

L-R: Leona, James Jim, Georgia, Watson, Dixie and Charles Caudill, Children of Jim Caudill and Arzella Hale. Missing from Photo is Ralph Kenton Caudill Killed in the Korean War

Arzella Hale Caudill
Ralph Kenton Caudill
James Enoch Jim Caudill b 24 Mar 1901 KY d 20 Apr 1968 Lincoln Co KY; s/o Samuel C Caudill and Sarah Jane Hart. James Enoch Jim Caudill m. 24 Jul 1924 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Arzella Hale b 23 May 1906 Knott Co KY d 29 Nov 1975 Lincoln Co KY; d/o James Jim Hale and Leona Smith. Children of James Enoch Jim Caudill and Arzella Hale;

1. Leona Caudill; m. Ray Jenkins

2. James Jim Caudill; m. Phyllis

3. Georgia Caudill; m. Lonzo McGuffey

4. Watson Caudill

5. Dixie Caudill; m. Johnny Miles

6. Ralph Kenton Caudill b 1931 d (presumed dead) 31 Dec 1953 (missing since 27 Nov 1950)

Obituary: CAUDILL, Ralph K. (Kenton) SUPREME SACRIFICE PAID BY CAUDILL BOY; ARMY SAYS “PRESUMABLY DEAD” Missing since November 27, 1950, Sgt. Ralph K. Caudill, son of Mr. And Mrs. James E. Caudill Route 1, Waynesburg, has been classed “presumably dead” in a letter from the Army Adjutant General. “Full consideration has been given to all information bearing on the absence, including all records, reports and circumstances of your son”, the letter said. Sgt. Caudill was reported seriously wounded in January of 1951 and reported missing in March of 1951. No word has been received by his parents since then. He attended Highland High and went into the army when 17 years old. His basic training was taken at Camp Breckenridge and was a Sergeant in the Infantry when reported missing. He attended Fairview Baptist Church at Hall’s Gap and was a popular boy in the high school he attended. He was born in 1931. Other children and relatives of the bereaved parents are three brothers, Watson Caudill, Dayton; Jim Caudill, Waynesburg and Charlie Caudill, Cincinnati; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Jenkins, Waynesburg; Mrs. Lonzo McGuffey, Dayton and Miss Dixie Caudill at home and grandparents, Mrs. Leona Truller (Fuller), Isom, KY and J. D. Hale, Red Fox, KY. The Army said in the letter that he was presumed dead as of December 31, 1953. Mr. And Mrs. Caudill have given the supreme sacrifice as well as their son for this country. Our sympathy is extended and we speak for the entire county in this. Interior Journal of Stanford.

7. Charles Hobert Caudill b 22 Jul 1935 Letcher Co KY d 22 Sept 2001 Bulan, Perry Co KY; m. Female Horn; d/o William Earnest Horn and Mary Ethel Hagood.

Obituary: CAUDILL, Charles H.; WHITLEY CITY -- Charles Hobert Caudill, 66, of Pine Knot died Saturday at his home. Born July 22, 1935, in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late James E. and Arzella Hale Caudill. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran having served in the 101st Airborne Division. Survivors include three sons, Charles E. Caudill of Pine Knot, William K. Caudill of Oneida, Tenn., Anthony H. Caudill of Ithica, Ohio; three daughters, Teresa Moser of Pine Knot, Rebecca Caudill of Atlanta, Ga., and Jane Caudill of Hanging Rock, Ohio; a brother, Watson Caudill of Lexington; two sisters, Georgia McGuffey of Stanford and Dixie Miles of Melborne, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren. Services will be 6 p.m. today at Hickman Strunk Funeral Home by Rufus Hughes. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today. (Published in Advocate Messenger (Danville), Sept. 25, 2001)

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