DUDLEY - James William Newton Gant, 86, died Oct. 2, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born Sept. 20, 1921, in Saltillo, Tenn., to the late Marvin Henry and Mary Jane Bell Gant, he lived for three years in Alaska, several years in Las Vegas and in various other states before moving to Dudley in 2005.
He married Danny Daniels in California who preceded him in death on April 11, 2002.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Bruce Gant, Roy Gant and Aubrey Gant; and two sisters, Beulah Morgan and Annie Mae Matthews.
Survivors include: two sisters, Ruby Holman of Visalia, Calif., and Viola Williams of Springdale, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post 59 were held at 2 p.m. today at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Cotus James of Bloomfield officiated.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter was in charge of arrangements.