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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 Killed in Korean War
Georgia M Caudill McGuffey and Leona Fay Caudill Jenkins
Dixie Caudill Miles
James Enoch Jim Caudill b 24 Mar 1901 Letcher Co KY d 20 Apr 1968 Lincoln Co KY; buried Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Halls Gap, Lincoln Co KY; age 67; 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; buried Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Halls Gap, Lincoln Co KY; d/o James Jim Hale and Leona Smith. Children of James Enoch Jim Caudill and Arzella Hale;

1. Watson E Caudill b 31 May 1927 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 23 Mar 2010 KY; age 82; buried Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co KY; military tombstone states SSGT US Air Force WWII Beloved Father and Grandfather. Enlisted 31 Oct 1945 Army Air Corps Cp Atterbury, Columbus IN; m. 4 Apr 1953 Boyle Co KY to Ivodene Reece b 1928; d/o Hassell Reece and Della Reece. Findagrave Memorial 72502376. Children of Watson E Caudill;

i. Ray Caudill; m. Sheryl Unknown

ii. Scott Caudill

2. Leona Fay Caudill b 30 Aug 1928 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 1 Oct 1991 Lincoln Co KY; buried Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Halls Gap, Lincoln Co KY; Findagrave memorial: 160149642; m. 5 Oct 1950 Kings Mountain, Lincoln Co KY (married by Francis Harley Allbritten of the Southern Baptist Church) to Roy Edward Jenkins b 22 Sept 1929 d 5 Jan 1978; age 48; buried Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Halls Gap, Lincoln Co KY; s/o Arthur Thomas Jenkins and Myrtle B Walls. Findagrave memorial #160149566. Leona Fay Caudill m. 1985 to (2) John Thomas Brown b 5 May 1931 McKinney, Lincoln Co Ky d 7 Apr 2013; age 81; Stanford, Lincoln Co KY; buried Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Lincoln Co KY; Findagrave 108000278; s/o Steven Willis Brown and Dora Naylor.

3. James Lowell Jim Caudill b 10 Jun 1930 Letcher Co KY d 25 Feb 1983 Fayette Co KY; buried Parlor Grove Cemetery, Waynesburg, Lincoln Co KY; Findagrave memorial 14581197; m. Phyllis Florence Courtney b 28 May 1941 d 6 May 1979; age 37; buried Parlor Grove Cemetery, Waynesburg, Lincoln Co KY; Findagrave memorial 14581198; d/o Ovea Lee Courtney and Anna Elizabeth Wagner.

4. Ralph Kenton Caudill b 26 Dec 1932 Letcher Co KY d 27 Nov 1950 (presumed dead 31 Dec 1953 and missing since 27 Nov 1950). Cenotaph (A tomblike monument to someone buried elsewhere) - Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Courts of the Missing. Findagrave memorial 45772060 by Lisa Lyon-Jacobs. See Article Below.

5. Georgia Mable Caudill b 1934 Letcher Co KY; m. 21 Sept 1950 Kings Mt., Lincoln Co KY (married by Francis Harley Allbritten of the Southern Baptist Church) to Lonzo McGuffey b 2 Aug 1927 Lincoln Co KY d 7 Dec 2007; buried Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co KY; s/o James Jim McGuffey and Dora Watts. Military service, Sgt US Army, Korea. Tombstone inscription: Always in our hearts. Loving Husband Father and Grandfather. Children of Lonzo McGuffey and Georgia Mable Caudill;

i. Jeffery Neal McGuffey b 7 Jul 1962 Stanford, Lincoln Co KY d 6 Aug 2020 Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, KY; age 58; buried Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Waynesburg, KY

ii. Ronnie McGuffey; m. Lana Unknown.

6. Charles Hobart Caudill (aka Herbert) b 22 Jul 1935 Letcher Co KY d 22 Sept 2001 Bulan, Perry Co KY; buried Camp Nelson Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co KY; Findagrave 83726558; m. Female Horn; d/o William Earnest Horn and Mary Ethel Hagood. Charles Hobert Caudill m. 17 Oct 1974 Garrard Co KY to Clara R Barney b abt 1949. Children of Charles Hobert Caudill and Female Horn;

i. Charles E. Caudill

ii. William K. Caudill

iii. Anthony H. Caudill

iv. Teresa Caudill

v. Rebecca Caudill

vi. Jane Caudill

7. Dixie Caudill b 14 Nov 1940 KY; m. 27 Jun 1959 Halls Gap, Lincoln Co KY to John E. Johnny Miles b 31 Jan 1934 Cincinnati OH d 26 Jun 2010 Melbourne FL 4:00 a.m.; s/o John E Miles and Hazel Gifford. Children of John E. Johnny Miles and Dixie Caudill;

i. Deb Miles; m. Jon Penny

ii. Robin Miles

iii. John Miles

iv. Pamela Miles


Obituary: Jeffery Jeff McGuffey
7 Jul 1962 - 6 Aug 2020

Jeffery Jeff McGuffey
Jeffery Jeff McGuffey, 58, of Stanford, KY passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born July 7, 1962 in Stanford to Georgia Caudill McGuffey of Stanford, KY and the late Lonzo McGuffey, he was a former employee of Durham’s Grocery and Kentucky Depot. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Jeff loved his family and his favorite times were spending time with his nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his mother, survivors include one brother, Ronnie McGuffey (Lana) of Waynesburg, KY; two nieces, Rachael Huffman (Brandon) of Stanford, KY, and Hillary McGuffey (Zac Colyer) of Waynesburg, KY; and three great nephews, Taeber, Oakley, and Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his father. A graveside service has been scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2020 at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Waynesburg, KY. Visitation will be from 12-1pm with funeral service beginning at 1pm with Reverend Gary King officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Waynesburg, KY. Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford KY is in charge of the arrangements.


Obituary: John E. Miles
31 Jan 1934 - 26 Jun 2010

John E. Miles, Jr. - Melbourne Florida - John E. Miles, Jr., entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, June 26, 2010, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. John was born January 31, 1934 in Cincinnati, OH to John E. Miles and Hazel Gifford Lee. John was an Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He retired from Proctor and Gamble where he worked for 34 years. Survivors include Dixie, His wife of 51 years; four children, Debra Penny, Robin Shaver, John E. Miles III, and Pamela O'Brien; five granddaughters, Dixie Mutisya, Regina Wall, Carie Redman, Rebecca and Sarah Shaver; and one great granddaughter, Rael Mutisya; one brother, Walter Miles.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Miles. He is also survived by extended family and many friends. His hobbies were fishing and wood working, and he worked with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization. He loved greeting people coming into Sunday School on Sunday morning, and he loved church visitation. A celebration of his life will be on Thursday, July 1st, at First Baptist Church Melbourne, 3301 Dairy Road, Melbourne at 11 a.m. If you wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please consider First Baptist Church Melbourne Scholarship Fund (321-723-0561) or Vitas Hospice.

"When you are born you cry and others rejoice; when you die you rejoice and others cry."


Mt Eagle, Whitesburg, KY, Feb 4 1954
Former Letcher County Family
Loses Son in Korean War

Missing since November 27, 1950, Sgt. Ralph K. Caudill, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Caudill Route 1, Waynesburg, Ky., 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 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 their country. Our sympathy is extended and we speak for the entire county in this.
Cenotaph (A tomblike monument to someone buried elsewhere) - Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Courts of the Missing. Findagrave memorial 45772060 by Lisa Lyon-Jacobs

Source: Findagrave memorial 45772060 by Lisa Lyon-Jacobs who added the following comment: Sergeant Caudill was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 27, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


Obituary: Lonzo McGuffey
2 Aug 1927 - 2 Dec 2007

STANFORD - Lonzo McGuffey, 80, of Stanford, died Friday at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1927, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late James and Dora Watts McGuffey. He worked at Chrysler Corp. in Dayton, Ohio, for seven years; owned a Carnation milk route for several years in Danville; and retired from American Greetings, Danville, after 22 years. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he was a past trustee and member of its brotherhood; veteran of Korean War, ranked sergeant; and member of Caswell Saufley Post No. 18 American Legion, Military Honor Guard and Baptist Disaster Relief Team. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Caudill McGuffey; sons, Ronnie (Lana) McGuffey of Waynesburg and Jeff McGuffey of Stanford; granddaughters, Rachael and Hillary McGuffey; and a brother, Fonzo McGuffey of Stanford. He was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church by the Rev. Johnny Baker. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine Co KY


Obituary: Ralph Kenton Caudill
1931 - Missing Korean War 27 Nov 1950
Presumed Dead 31 Dec 1953

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.


Obituary: Charles Hobert Caudill
22 Jul 1935 - 22 Sept 2001

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, Nicholasville, KY. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today. (Published in Advocate Messenger (Danville), Sept. 25, 2001)


Source: Sgt Ralph Kenton Caudill
29 Dec 1931 - 27 Nov 1950 North Korea

Sergeant Caudill was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 27, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.

Awarded Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


Sgt Ralph Kenton Caudill
29 Dec 1931 - 27 Nov 1950
Aged 18 North Korea
Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu Co HA
Courts of Missing
Findagrave 45772060

Sergeant Caudill was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 27, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Son of James Caudill and Arzella Hale.


1930 Letcher Co KY Census West Whitesburg ED 2
237 252 Caudill James E Head M W 29 M 23 KY KY KY Farmer
237 252 Caudill Arzella Wife F W 24 M 19 KY KY KY
237 252 Caudill Watson Son M W 2 4/12 S KY KY KY
237 252 Caudill Leona Daughter F W 1 8/12 S KY KY KY


1940 Lincoln Co KY Census District 3
15 314 Caudill James E Head M W 39 M KY Farmer
16 314 Caudill Arzella Wife F W 33 M KY
17 314 Caudill Watson E Son M W 12 S KY
18 314 Caudill Leona Daughter F W 11 S KY
19 314 Caudill James L Son M W 9 S KY
20 314 Caudill Kenton Son M W 8 S KY
21 314 Caudill Georgia M Daughter F W 6 S KY
22 314 Caudill Charles H Son M W 4 S KY


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