Alvie O'Neal Dulaney, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he lived in Jonesboro for 12 years, formerly of Leachville. He was retired from General Motors Company in Flint, Mich. He was a member of the United Automobile Workers and of the Assembly of God belief. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II. He served as a rifleman and platoon guide with the 165th Infantry of the 27th Division in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He participated in campaigns in the Eastern Mandate and Ryukyus Island. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal World War II, Victory Medal and the Bronze Star, Infantry, Combat Medal for occupation of Japan.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Dulaney of the home; a sister, Alice Mae, of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Albert Dulaney of Ash Flat and Allen Gene Dulaney of Flagstaff Ariz.; two sons, Richard O'Neal Dulaney of Flushing, Mich., and Daniel William Dulaney of Davison, Mich.; a step-son, Rodney Gilpatrick of Memphis, Tenn.; three daughters, Patricia Bailey of Davison, Mich., Terrie Dulaney of Flint, Mich., and Dee Dee Lipina of St. Louis, Mo; three step-daughters, Barbara Arnold of Dell, Martha Gilpatrick of Jonesboro, and Jackie Brewer of Hamilton, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers, a sister, a grandson, and his parents, William George and Georgia (Hamer) Dulaney.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Rick Clark and Rev. Russ Anderson officiating. Burial was in Leachville Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.