CW2 JONAH DAVID MCCLELLAN
November 2, 1983 ~ September 21, 2010
Born November 2nd, 1983, in
Jonah so loved his family and all his Christian friends.
He loved to fly and he especially felt honored to serve his country.
But we know he gave that honor to God and whenever possible,
he wanted to talk of his Christianity with his traveling companions
and whenever he was able, with his fellow soldiers.
Oh our dear beloved Jonah! You were a hero to so many people.
You've touched the lives of all you came in contact with.
You were so unselfish and so strong in your faith.
You let your light shine wherever you went,
and were such a good example to those you knew.
Our merciful Father loved you so much that he has taken you home
at a young age and now you are our anchor in heaven.
Our hope now is that it won€™t be so long before we can
greet you and hug you in the heaven of glory.
Our dear, dear husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandson,
nephew and friend - of all that are gathered, we know that you are
the happiest now. And we want to have the strength to rejoice
that you have won that crown that we are all striving for.
And we also hope that if anyone here or abroad that
doesn't have that full assurance of their soul's destination -
that they could find this saving faith which you held so precious.
And we want to thank God for allowing us to have Jonah
with us for the time that He did.
Goodbye, dear Jonah - until we meet again
Published in The Columbian
SSG Joshua D. Powell
November 10, 1984 - September 21, 2010
PLEASANT PLAINS - SSG Joshua D. Powell, 25, of Pleasant Plains, IL., passed away Tuesday September 21, 2010 due to injuries sustained in a helicopter accident in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, while serving with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY.
He was born in
Josh was a 2003 graduate of
Josh is survived by his parents; Susan (husband Doug) Needham of Pleasant Plains, and David (wife Theresa) Powell of Springfield, two
brothers; Travis (wife
grandmother; Iva Hinrichs of
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given in Josh's memory to the Gold Star Mothers 4401 A, Connecticut Ave. Washington, D.C. 20008 or the
Wounded Warrior Project
Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at bischfuneralhomewest.com/ where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
Published in The State Journal-Register on September 26, 2010
Sgt Marvin Calhoun Jr.
is at rest back home in