Bon Wier soldier dies in Iraq

KTRE - An Army soldier, whose family lives in Bon Wier, died Monday in Iraq from injuries from a non-combat related incident.

Rodney Jarvis was a 14-year veteran and is survived by a wife and two children. The incident is under investigation.

Jarvis' body will be transported to the Jasper County airport on Sunday and then driven to Smith Funeral Home in Newton.

Members of the community are invited to show their support for Jarvis by lining Highway 190 from Jasper to Newton on Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Newton and interment will follow at Hughes Cemetery in Bon Weir.

The community is again invited to show their support by lining Highway 190 from the church to the cemetery on Tuesday.