Local Veteran James Dolly passed away on Thursday, January 14 and his funeral is at 2:30 pm on Tuesday in Clinton.
Jeff Morlock earlier this month announced an effort to honor local veterans during their funeral precessions. The plans for Mr. Dolly's procession is changing as the burial is in Kenney.
The Funeral route will be from Calvert Funeral homes South entrance, turning right, or west, on Jefferson, to Grant, turning left, or south, on Grant to the hospital, turning right, or west, at the hospital, and proceeding to Kenney to Pleasant Valley Cemetery at E 350 North Road.
Morlock is encouraging anyone able, to attend anywhere along the route with flags around 3 pm.
Clinton Fire Departments' ladder truck with the US flag will be tentatively at the Clinton High School west entrance, or in that general vicinity. Additionally, veterans who wish to attend will meet at the entrance to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at 3:15 PM.
Morlock thanks the Kenney Fire Department, who has been very involved in every DeWitt County Veterans Honor Flight return escort, and many other events supporting our local veterans.
Morlock hopes the community joins them to show support for Mr. Dolly and his family.