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A. V. Richards

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A. V. Richards, 88, a longtime Alamogordo resident and civil service retiree, passed away Oct. 29, 2007, in Corona, Calif. He was born in Natchitoches Parish, La., on May 29, 1919.
A lifetime member of the Disable American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, he served in the Army Air Force in World War II and received the American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
He is survived by a sister, Ruth Demery, of Shreveport, La.; daughter Shirley Mitchell, of Amarillo, Texas; son Donald Richards, of Riverside, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at New Zion Baptist Church, 308 Maryland Ave., Nov. 2, 2007, 10 a.m.
Interment will be Nov. 5, 2007, 9:30 a.m., Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Fort Bliss, Texas.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 30 to Nov. 15, 2007
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