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City of Newnan to Update WWI Memorial Plaque at Veterans Plaza, Deadline for Changes is November 25

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Ashley Copeland, Communications Manager
City of Newnan
678-673-5512
acopeland@cityofnewnan.org

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ashley Copeland, Communications Manager
City of Newnan
678-673-5512
acopeland@cityofnewnan.org

City of Newnan to Update WWI Memorial Plaque at Veterans Plaza, Deadline for Changes is November 25

NEWNAN, Ga. - The City of Newnan has been asked to update the World War I Memorial plaque to include additional names and remove one.

The original plaque has been in place since 2008, and the Veterans Committee that worked on researching and gathering information on the Veterans Plaza has since been disbanded.

"Before making changes to the plaque, city staff began researching to determine how they could further vet the names previously given as well as those on the current plaque," said Ashley Copeland, Communications Manager for the City of Newnan.

Through the city's research and gathering information, the World War I Centennial Commission, which was established by an act of Congress as Public Law 112-272 in January of 2013, was discovered via their online site.

Within that website are state connections where city staff came across the Georgia Memorial Database which was used to confirm the list of names and locate even more names. 

"Since this requires a change to the plaque, the city is providing the community an opportunity to review these names," said Copeland.

If someone is missing from the list, the community is urged to contact the City Manager's Office as the name may need to be added to the Georgia Memorial Database.

The deadline to provide an update to the City Manager's Office is by the end of the day on Monday, November 25, 2019.

The revised listing for Coweta Veterans who died during the dates of World War I:

World War I
6 April 1917 - 11 November 1918

  • Allen, Edward 
  • McCombs, George Arthur 
  • Brooks, Thomas 
  • McGhee, Charles Norman 
  • Couch, Willie (William) 
  • McKee, John Franklein 
  • Dorsey, Arthur 
  • Nixon, Ben Loyd 
  • Elliot, Ben 
  • Padgett, Parker I. (J.) 
  • Fincher, Jesse Curtis 
  • Phillips, George Washington 
  • Gentry, Homer E. 
  • Pittman, Walter Albert 
  • Hardaway, Carey Joseph 
  • Rainey, Everett D. 
  • Harris, Alvin Hugh 
  • Rooks, Samuel I. 
  • Harris, Marvin Spearman 
  • Smith, James Alfred 
  • Haynie, Louis A. 
  • Smith, Paul 
  • Hubbard, Marvin A. 
  • Stegall, Ed. 
  • Jackson, Eddie 
  • Suggart, Albert M. 
  • Johnson, Calvin 
  • Swygert, Albert Martin 
  • Lambert, Jonnie Will 
  • Trouten, Millard T. 
  • Leach, Charlton Samuel 
  • Whattley, John 
  • Long, Thelbert R. 
 


For more information, please contact the City Manager's Office at 770-254-2358.

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