Dolphin Dunnaha Overton III

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  • "Sue, our thoughts and prayers are with you."
    - Elizabeth Baker
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Dolphin Dunnaha Overton, III GEORGETOWN, SC - Dolphin Dunnaha Overton III, April 2, 1927 - March 25, 2013. Celebrated Korean War flying ace, businessman, devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather. Born in Andrews, S.C., he was the first son of the late Dolphin D. Overton, Jr., and the late Jennie Mae Haselden Overton. He was a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and distinguished himself in two tours of the Korean War. A full accounting of his military honors includes the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf clusters, four Silver Star Medals, Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal for Korea, Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, and the Korean War Service Medal, among others. Overton is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue Hagood Overton; his five children, Kathleen (Kitty) Overton, Dolphin Dunnaha Overton IV, Jane Overton Cobb, Charlotte (Charlie) Overton York and Carolyn Overton Morton; and ten grandchildren, Jo Elizabeth Overton Bailey, Lauren Overton Call, Dolphin Dunnaha Overton V, Robert Watson Cobb Jr., Johnson Hagood Cobb. Calvin Hayes Cobb, James Geary Morton, Charlotte Cordes York. Elizabeth Augusta York, and Io Dunnaha Weiss; and his daughter and sons-in-law, Michele Overton, Jeffrey York, Robert Cobb, Geary Morton and Jon Weiss. He was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister Monica Overton Devereux and brother Louis Marvin Overton. Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com Funeral services will be held on March 29, 2013, at 3:00 PM at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church in Georgetown, S.C., followed by a reception at the South Carolina Maritime Museum, 729 Front Street, Georgetown, S.C. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440. The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Mar. 27, 2013
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