WEBBER, Ira BEAUFORT, SC – Colonel Ira Bolt Webber, US Army, Retired, 93, widower of Rosalie Lewis Webber, died Monday, August 14, 2006, at the Methodist Manor, Florence, South Carolina. Graveside services with military honors will be Friday, August 18, 2006, at 11:00 AM, at the Beaufort National Cemetery. Colonel Webber was born September 7, 1912, in Jonesville, South Carolina, a son of James Hayes Webber and Myrtle Hedgpath Webber. He was a 1934 graduate of The Citadel. He formerly worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps and entered active duty in the US Army in 1941. He was a veteran of World War II and was with the 94th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. He returned to the Soil Conservation Commission in Gaffney, South Carolina from 1945 – 1947. He reentered the Army and returned to Germany in 1947 with the Army’s First Division. During his Army career, he served at the Missouri Military Academy, fought in the Korean Conflict and was Commander of Fort McGill Army Base in Japan, was stationed at the Army Chemical Center, Maryland, and was stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was formerly the Assistant Commandant of the US Army Chemical Corps School until his retirement in 1963 at which time he moved to Beaufort, South Carolina. His decorations include the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf cluster, and the Croix de Guerre Combat Infantry Badge. He was a member of The Citadel President’s Club. Surviving are: one son, Stephen Webber of Marion, South Carolina; one daughter, Sandra W. Murphy of Savannah, Georgia; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Carteret Street United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 788, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901. COPELAND FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 8/16/2006.
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