Confederate generals took up arms against the U.S.; their statues should…

first_imgTo the Editor:There is great controversy over the removal of statues of Confederate generals. Some argue that they should be removed because the war was principally fought for the continuation of slavery. Others argue that the war is part of the history of the United States and that the statues pay respect to the soldiers who fought for their cause. Perhaps the most important reason to remove these statues is being overlooked.These generals, and the soldiers who fought under them, took up arms against the United States of America. Their goal was the overthrow and destruction of the U.S.A. Because of these goals, they do not deserve to be honored any more than the Japanese and German generals of World War II. HUGH ROARTYlast_img

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James Berry Quirk, 82, Oxford: Nov. 29, 1931 – Dec. 30, 2013

first_imgJames Barry Quirk, age 82, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Oxford, KS.  He was a retired Major in the United States Air Force.James Barry Quirk was born on November 29, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Thomas Walter Quirk and Edna Ethel (Quisenberry) Quirk.  He graduated from Evanston High School in Evanston, IL in 1949.  He joined the United States Air Force in June of 1954.Barry married Eleanor Ann (Bartelson) Fultz on October 12, 1968 in Newkirk, OK.  She preceded him in death in December of 2004.He enjoyed music, playing the piano, reading, crossword puzzles, watching television, and visiting with family.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann; two brothers, John Quirk and Thomas Quirk.Survivors include his sisters-in-law, Christine Quirk of Wilton Manors, FL, Janie Wilson and Claudine Bartelson both of Wellington, KS; and several nieces and nephews.Memorial Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on January 11, 2014, at 2:00 P.M.   Pastor Danny Ginn will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.A memorial has been established with the Avenue of Flags.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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