MSG (Ret.) James Hugh Capps, originally from Madison County, North Carolina, passed away May 1, 2013 from heart failure after a long illness. Graveside services with full military honors will be held in Parkhill Cemetery at 3:00 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013 with Pastor Preston Parker officiating, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Rd., Columbus. The family will greet friends on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
MSG Capps was born May 12, 1925 in Madison County, NC to the late Oscar Capps and Bertha Arrowood Capps. He served his Lord, Jesus Christ as a devoted member of Victory Baptist Church in Columbus. He retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of loyal service to his country. He was a decorated combat veteran of three wars: WWII, Korea and Vietnam. MSG Capps was awarded two Bronze Star medals, a Purple Heart medal and a number of Army Commendation medals.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Hazel Capps of Columbus, GA; four sons, Jim and Dianna Capps of Tucker, GA, Bob Capps of Jonesboro, GA, Bill and Martha Capps of Columbus, GA and Greg and Connie Capps of Raeford, NC; thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 6667 or
, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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