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Ollie Stewart

April 27, 1925 — September 1, 2013

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PIEDMONT – OLLIE ARMSTRONG STEWART, born April 27, 1925 in Goshen, AL to Allie A. and Minnie  Savage Stewart, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Gadsden, AL  after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruby Burns Stewart of Piedmont; two daughters: Belinda Tolbert (Robert) of Rainbow City, AL; Teena Stewart (Roland Dyess) of Defuniak Springs, FL, and chosen daughter: Kelly Holbrook Overton of Harvest, AL; 3 grandchildren: Cory Stuart Tolbert (Nicole) Summerville, SC, Amanda Tolbert Price(Craig) Georgetown, KY, and Jessica Morgan Stewart of Defuniak Springs, FL; 2 great grandchildren: Caitlin Savannah Tolbert, Summerville, SC  and Alexander Tolbert Price, Georgetown, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers: Martin Stewart, Morgan Steward, Herbert  Stewart and Raymond Stewart; and 1 sister: Margie Langston Mitchell.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. from Dansby Heritage Chapel with visitation from 1-3 p.m. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Piedmont Memory Garden.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to either the Piedmont Rescue Squad or the Piedmont Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21.

Ollie was inducted into the Army November 23, 1943 at Ft. McClellan, AL and attended training at Camp Craft, SC.   He was shipped to St. Lo France where he was severely wounded in action on July 31, 1944.  He was hospitalized for 3 months, retrained for one month and sent to Germany November 16, 1944.  He was moved to the Belgium Bulge in support of pinered down troops and seriously wounded on Jan. 13, 1945. After being hospitalized 4 months, he went back to his old division and was discharged November 10, 1945. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Ribbon, ETO Ribbon with 4 battle stars, Bronze Star, Belgium Fouraguerre, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, Victory Medal, West Germany Clasp and 2 Purple Hearts with oak leaf clusters.  He was proud to serve his country in the 30 th Infantry Division, “Old Hickory”.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Piedmont, charter member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21, charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4263, Alabama Chapter of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, served as a member of the Piedmont Hospital Board.  He was co-owner of Piedmont Gulf Service Station for 35 years and was retired from Anniston Army Depot.

Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Stewart Family.


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