Tyrrell County War Memorial, Columbia
The memorial complex is dedicated to citizens of Tyrrell County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The memorial includes three granite slabs placed around a flagpole displaying the American flag and the flags of each Armed Forces branch. Each marker has a war inscribed on it, with names of those who served. One marker displays the seals of the Armed Forces on the back. The memorial stands on the red brick circle, on the east side of the courthouse.
Right of Flagpole, front: WORLD WAR I / CLYDE BRADFORD ARMSTRONG / JAMES M. BRICKHOUSE / DAVID L. CAHOON / LLOYD H. DILLON / OSCAR DODGE / ASA JEREMIAH ETHERIDGE / COLUMBUS S. MORRIS / ANDERSON L. ADER / AMSEY SAWYER
Right of Flagpole, back: COUNTRY / HONOR / DUTY
Behind Flagpole, front: THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY THE PEOPLE OF TYRRELL COUNTY IN RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICE OF ITS MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, KOREA AND VIETNAM, AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THESE CONFLICTS. / THIS THE 11TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1985 A.D.
Behind Flagpole, back: VIETNAM / GLYNN THOMAS CAHOON / MORGAN LANE CAHOON / EDWIN EARL HOFFMAN / AKA / EDWIN EARL LASSITER / DEVOYA M. KING / RAYMOND CHRISTOPHER MEEKINS / JAMES TERRY PAYNE / HARMON THURSTON RESPASASS / SERGE WALTER SPOTANSKI
Left of Flagpole, front: WORLD WAR II / RAYMOND H. WILKINS C.M.H. / JUNIOR V. BASNIGHT / EPHRIAM C. COOPER / JAMES D. HOLLOWAY / THOMAS LINDSEY JARVIS / CHESTER HOPKINS JR. / MARY LEE KEMP / GAITHER LASSITER / WILLIAM NELSON McCLEES / JAMES T. MACHEN / CLARENCE RAYFIELD OWENS / NORMAN E. SMITH / CHARLIE W. SYKES / MILTON “PETE” TAYLOR / HURON R. VOLIVA / CALVIN DOSS WEATHERLY / RICHARD WYNN
Left of Flagpole, back: KOREA / WARREN DAVENPORT JR.
November 11, 1985
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The memorial is located on Main Street (Business U.S. 64) east of South Broad Street. The Tyrrell County Confederate Memorial stands on the west side of the courthouse, at the southeast corner of Main Street and Broad Street.
The memorial complex stands on red brick forming a large circle.