The Log Cabin Democrat, Tues. 22 Aug. 1950.
CONWAY SOLDIER REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION IN KOREAN ZONE. A Conway soldier is missing in the Korean War Zone. He is Sgt. 1c James C. Keathley, age 29, husband of Mrs. Ruby Neal Keathley, 1822 Johnson St., who has been reported lost since last July 16. The War Department informed Mrs. Keathley today that her husband is missing. Mrs. Keathley and the couple's son, Wayne, 3 reside with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Phillips.
Sergeant Keathley entered the army at the age of 16 and saw 22 months service in the European Theater during World War II. He left the United States last January and went to Japan. He was transfered to Korea July 2, 1950. His last letter to his family was dated July 9th. Sergearnt Keathley had been attached to the 19th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Division.
His mother, Mrs. Minnie Keathley, resides at 702 Court Street. His father, was the late Charles C. Keathley. He has 3 sisters; Mrs. James Crosby of Shrevport, LA., Mrs. Pauline Henry of Abilene, TX., and Mrs. W.B. Crowder of Herber Springs. *Note he was born July 1919, Mt Vernon and died July 16, 1950, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway.