John A. Churchwell
March 2, 2023
John Alfred Churchwell, 100, former owner and operator of Churchwell Sign and Arts Company, died Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at his residence in Columbia.
Born October 26, 1922, in Lewis County, he was the son of the late Newton Daniel Churchwell and the late Viola Ann Caroll Churchwell. On January 15, 1946, he married Sarah Ethelyne Long Churchwell who preceded him in death September 6, 2015. Mr. Churchwell was always singing "You are my Sunshine" to his wife. From 1941-1947 he served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1942, he was on the aircraft carrier "Hornet CV8" Dool...