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Thomas "Pete" McCutcheon

HARTSELLE -- Military funeral for Thomas "Pete" McCutcheon, 69, of Hartselle will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Lindsey Herndon and Bob Csikos officiating.

Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mr. McCutcheon died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born May 23, 1930, in Morgan County to Sam Jones and Gladys Elizabeth Higdon McCutcheon.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1949. After serving at various posts in the United States, he went to Korea in 1951 where he served in the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division until 1952. He re-enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard in 1953 with Company C 1343rd Engineering Battalion in Hartselle.

He started to work as the unit administrator in 1954 and was promoted to first sergeant in 1960. He retired as unit administrator in 1986 to return to active duty as the National Guard liaison at Fort McClellan as well as work with the Alabama National Guard operations in South America and Central America. He retired from active military service in 1990.

He was a member of Central Christian Church in Hartselle.

He is survived by his wife, Katie McCutcheon; two sons, Thomas Wesley McCutcheon of Hartselle and Jeffery Gene McCutcheon of Fort Payne; one daughter, Karla Buffington of Burbank, Calif.; two brothers, Bill McCutcheon of Birmingham and Gene McCutcheon of Decatur; two sisters, Juanita Pitts of Chicago and Frances Williams of Burnsville, Miss; and six grandchildren.

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