S/Sgt. Lee A. Merriwether Jr., US Army. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Merriwether, of Taylor Texas, and husband of Lanetta Bailey. He attended Blackshear High School. He entered the US Army, in 1942, trained at Camp Stewart, Ga. Served in Philippines. He was awarded the Phil. Lib., Good Conduct , Victory and PTO Ribbons. He was discharged in 1946 .