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Arthur 'Ed' Kindred

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[October 08, 2009]  ATLANTA -- Arthur Edward "Ed" Kindred, 84, of Atlanta, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at 6:12 a.m. at his home.

His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta, with Maurice Stribling and the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Visitation will be during the hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery with military rites.

Mr. Kindred retired from the city of Atlanta in 1987.

During World War II he served as a boatswain’s mate second class in the U.S. Navy. He operated troop landing tanks, jeep lighter ships and was also a tug pilot while serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater war zone.

He was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Kenney to Gilbert and Sally Cates Kindred. He married Juanita Menzel on Feb. 2, 1946, in Atlanta.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Betsy (and Eric) Shifflet of Waynesville; and two granddaughters, Erica Shifflet (and Mike Roehm) of Bloomington and Andrea Shifflet (and Jim Rhoades) of Galesburg.

One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

He was a member of Atlanta Christian Church, American Legion Post 341 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756.

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He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1943.

He most enjoyed watching his granddaughters participate in athletics and never missed a game.

Memorials may be made to Atlanta Public Library or Atlanta Rescue Squad.

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