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Obituaries > CHUPP, JAMES R.

James R. Chupp, Jr., age 82, passed away August 22, 2008, after a prolonged illness. Born September 7, 1925, in Atlanta, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942. A veteran of extensive campaigns in the South Pacific during WWII, GySgt Chupp received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in Guam. He served with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion (Carlson’s Raiders) on Guadalcanal and Bougainville. He was with the 4th Marine Regiment on Guam and with the 1st Brigade at Emirau, later joining the 6th Division for duty on Okinawa and in occupied Japan. He retired from the USMC after 20 years in 1962. During that time he lived in Albany, Georgia, and in 1968 moved to Conyers, making it his home. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Martha H. Chupp, three daughters, Anita C. Parker of Macon, Georgia, Delores C. Cahalane of Canton, Georgia, Kelly C. Cronan of Griffin, Georgia and one son, Samuel H. Chupp of Decatur, Georgia. Surviving grandchildren are P. Bryan Cronan, Jr., Lauren Cahalane and Rowan and Genevieve Hildebrand-Chupp. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be sent to Heartland Hospice in Conyers, Georgia.