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Fyffe named to Veteran's Hall of Fame

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LOUISA A former Louisa resident was honored posthumously in November in Phoenix, Ariz., by being named to the Arizona Veteran's Hall of Fame.

The late Carroll Morris Fyffe, son of Virginia Fyffe of Ashland and the late Claude Fyffe, and grandson of the late Della & Judge L. D. Fyffe, who lived in Louisa, was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Nov. 6.

The third annual event, which recognizes veterans for significant contributions at the local, state, and national level following their military service, was sponsored by the Unified Arizona Veterans with oversight by the governor's office and the Arizona Department of Veteran's Services.

To be inducted, honorees must have either been born in Arizona, entered the service from Arizona or lived in Arizona for a minimum of five years; discharged honorably; and be of good moral character.

The 2003 ceremony recognized 19 veterans, both living and dead. Fyffe died in December 1999.

Fyffe was born in Louisa, attended school at Louisa High School until his junior year when his father, who worked for Ashland Oil, was transferred to Huntington, W. Va.

Fyffe retired in Sierra Vista, Ariz., in 1988 following 30 years of military service in the Army. After retirement, he became involved in local, state, and national veterans issues. He served on several local civic committees in Sierra Vista, as well as various positions in the Military Order of the Purple Heart, culminated by serving as national commander from 1995-1996. He was also involved in the local and state Retired Officers Association. He was president of the local chapter and on the state Council of Chapters at the time of his death in December 1999.

He was married to the former Nancy Brubaker of Maysville. He and Nancy had two children, Joe of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jane Wehner, who resides in Tucson, Ariz. with her husband Mike and children James, Nicole, and Meghan.

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