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6987thAlumni Association


IN MEMORIAM


This page updated on July 17, 2014

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Name City and State DATES Dates of Tour
Marty Bannon Vacaville, CA 1919 - 2005 1961 to 1963
Larry Joe Barnette Cartersville, GA 1942 - 1983 1961 to 1962
Walter William "Bill" Baughn Jackson, MS 1938 - 1996 1959 to 1960
Frank Brooks San Antonio, TX 1932 - 2013 1972 to 1974
Stephen Bunetto Phoenix, AZ 1940 - 2000 1962 to 1963
Joe Charette Land O'Lakes, FL 1940 - 2013 1970 to 1972
Stanley Clinchoc Detroit, MI 1941 - 1993 1961 to 1962
Henry "Hank" Connors San Antonio, TX 1934 - 2009 1964 to 1966
Louis J. DePalma Cedarhurst, NY 1940 - 2014 1963 to 1964
Roy Fricke Redmond, WA 1941 - 2013 1966 to 1967
Honoré Gendron Hudson, NH 1938 - 2009 1957 to 1958
Fred Grafe San Antonio, TX 1937 - 1966 1961 to 1963
Purvis Graham Owasso, OK 1938 - 2003 1957 to 1958
Benjamin F. Gunter Ledbetter, TX 1922 - 2009 1962 to 1963
Charles Hoover High Point, NC 1937 - 2014 1961 to 1963
Bill Howsare, Jr. Beltsville, Maryland 1942 - 1976 1961 to 1962
Kenneth R. Lasater Fresno, CA 1942 - 2007 1962 to 1963
E. J. Ledet Denton, TX 1934 - 2014 1958 to 1960
Russell "Terry" Lincoln North Cape May, NJ 1941 - 2014 1962 to 1963
Ron "Tex" Loftin Conroe, TX 1942 - 2011 1962 to 1963
Stephen A. Marks Leesburg, FL 1940 - 2005 1963 to 1964
Sammie Lee Martin Benton, AR 1942 - 2014 1962 to 1964
Dennis Morris Estero, FL 1942 - 2007 1960 to 1961
George Morris Philadelphia, PA 1961 to 1962
John L "Jack" Norlin Houston, TX 1939 - 2012 1961 to 1964 & 1967 to 1969
Kenny L. Pankratz Asheville, NC 1940 - 1972 1961 to 1962
Garry W. Phillips Fort Mohave, AZ 1942 - 2012 1961 to 1962
Roy Politte Saltillo, TX 1937 - 2001 1961 to 1962
James Regnier Memphis, TN 1938 - 2000 1960 to 1961
Gerald E. Richardson Boone, NC 1947 - 2010 1970 to 1971
Robert G. Shellito Albequerque, NM 1936 - 2012 1955 to 1956
Bruce J. Skaug Eagle, ID 1936 - 1960 1959 to 1960
Steve Slor Boca Raton, FL 1940 - 2004 1962 to 1963
Gary N. Snarr Sacramento, CA 1943 - 2000 1961 to 1962
William A. Strouse Gainesville, FL 1942 - 2011 1961 to 1962
Larry Swanson Hudson, FL 1939 - 1989 1961 to 1964
Jason Whitaker San Antonio, TX 1940 - 2009 1961 to 1962
Frank Yates Valle Cruces, NC 1938 - 1989 1961 to 1962
Paul "PJ" Yates Valle Cruces, NC 1938 - 1996 1961 to 1962












CMSgt Martin Bannon
Mission Supervisor - Trick 3/Charlie Flight, 1961 - 1963photo of martin bannon
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MARTY BANNON
December 5, 1919 - March 13, 2005


The beloved husband of the late Dolly Bannon passed away on Sunday morning in Vacaville with family and longtime companion, Joyce Danis at his side. Marty was born the youngest of five siblings in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Michael and Margaret Bannon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly, of forty-one years. Marty will be remembered by his three sons, Edward, Martin, and Christopher and eight grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. Marty will also be missed by his sister, Mary Lannis of Linwood, NJ. In addition, Uncle Marty maintained a special connection to his many nieces and nephews and is fondly remembered as their favorite uncle to visit as he traveled the world.

As a young man, Marty enjoyed the fast life of a fun-loving young man during the era of Jazz and big bands; developing a love for dancing and the music that he continued to enjoy throughout his life. As an avid sportsman, Marty continued to participate in many sports throughout his life, passing this interest to his sons. Of note is his particular success in coaching, having won multiple sport championships in baseball, football, table tennis, boxing, basketball and later in life he also enjoyed participating in distance running and swimming.

Marty served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. While assigned to England he contributed to the effort as an armaments specialist on P-47s. Marty often recalled his D-day experience where his unit played a significant role. After a short break following the war, Marty returned to the Air Force and served until 1972, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. His assignment included flying duties with the famed "Hurricane Hunters" during the unit's formaton, conducting numerous missions into the eye of triopical storms and later conducting classified missions over the North Pole during the Cold War. His duty assignments included stays in Japan, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Germany, Greenland, Bermuda, Florida, Texas, Nevada, and many tours in California.

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SUNRISE MEMORIAL CEMETERY
VALLEJO, CA

Following his distinguished Air Force career, Marty retired and he and Dolly moved to Vacaville, where his three sons attended local universities. Marty simultaneously embarked on his own efforts to complete his college degree, culminating in graduation from California State University, Sacramento, in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with Honors. He maintained his keen interest in history along with a passion for reading, politics, sports, travel and the arts throughout his life.
Marty was dedicated to his family and especially proud of his children's many accomplishments while maintaining a special love for his grandchildren, Patrick, Kimberly, Shaun, Martina, Megan, Sean, Chris, and Tess. He held a special pride in his Irish heritage that he passed to his family and they are sure St. Patrick will look kindly on Marty this day.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Thursday, March 17, from 9 to 11 a. m. at Vaca Hills Chapel on Elmira Road. A military internment will follow immediately at Sunrise Cemetery in Vallejo at Noon.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Veterans organization of donor's choice.

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photo of larry joe barnette LARRY JOE BARNETTE
April 21, 1942 - April 26, 1983
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OAK HILL CEMETERY
CARTERSVILLE, GA

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photo of bill baughn WALTER W. "BILL" BAUGHN
September 24, 1938 - August 31, 1996
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QUIET RIDGE CEMETERY
PICKENS, MS

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photo of frank brooks FRANK BROOKS
February 29, 1932 - May 14, 2013

MSgt. Robert Frank Brooks, USAF, Ret'd. was born on February 29, 1932 and died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. He was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam, and served in the USMC and the United States Air Force, retiring with 26 years. He retired from Civil Service after 16 years. The Bronze Star was among his commendations.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ruth (Taura) Brooks; children, Deborah A. Roberts (David), Robert K Brooks (Dewey), Karen R. Teddy, Dawne R. Brooks, Dirk B. Brooks (Mara), 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was an active member of Crossroads Baptist Church, a member of the Gideons International Northwest Camp, and a member of SARGA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Crossroads Baptist Church/Missions Fund, 8300 Tezel Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78254, or to a charity of your choice.

SERVICES
Funeral Service will begin at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Crossroads Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

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FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SAN ANTONIO, TX

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STEPHEN BUNETTO
September 13, 1940 - February 29, 2000

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photo of joe charette JOE CHARETTE
August 21, 1940 - May 16, 2013

Joseph Anthony Charette, "Nonni", 72, of Land O'Lakes, FL passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was born in Warren, RI and moved to FL in 1976. Joe was a retired United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran. He was also retired from the United States Postal Service and enjoyed working as a starter a Rocky Point Golf Course. Joe was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and was a Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. He is survivied by his wife of 46 years, JoAnn; two daughters, Toni Marie Charette (David RuLon) of Land O'Lakes and his "Tallest Daughter", Laurie Hiatt of Denver, CO; two grandchildren, Hannah Marie and Skylar Marie; brother, Oscar Charette; sister-in-law, Gloria Charette; niece Tiffany Jestes (Bryan); great nephew, Cody James and many extended family members. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday, May 31 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Land O'Lakes, FL. A military honors ceremoney will follow at Florida Natinal Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Contributions may be made in memory of Joe Charette to ALS Association

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FLORIDA NATIONAL CEMETERY
BUSHNELL, FL

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photo of stan clinchoc STANLEY CLINCHOC
June 8, 1941 - June 6, 1993

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photo of hank connors HENRY "HANK" CONNORS
February 4, 1934 - November 16, 2009

Henry N. Connors was born on February 4, 1934 and passed away on November 16, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Theresa S. Connors; children: Susan C. Blankenheim and husband, Peter; Kevin N. Connors and wife Pati; Kelly J. Connors; Karen C. Olexy and husband, Daniel; Kathy A. Connors; 5 Granddaughters and 1 Grandson; Sister, Mary Richard and husband Roland; Also numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. USAF Veteran with 31 years of service as a Chinese linguist. He proudly served the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and DAV. Visitations were held at the Castle Ridge Mortuary on Thursday, November 19, 2009, and the funeral service was conducted by Bishop Thomas Flannigan at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church. He was buried at Fort Sam Houston Naitonal Cemetery with full with Full Military Honors.

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FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SAN ANTONIO, TX

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photo of louis j depalma LOUIS J. DE PALMA
March 14, 1940 - April 3, 2014
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photo of roy fricke ROY FRICKE
June 18, 1941 - December 31, 2014
photo of roy fricke headstoneTAHOMA NATIONAL CEMETERY
KENT, WA

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photo of honore gendron Honoré Gendron
July 2, 1938 - December 6, 2009

Honoré "Junior" Gendron, 71, of Hudson, died at St. Joseph Hospital on Sunday December 6, 2009, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Nashua on July 2, 1938, a son of the late Henry and Lucille (Poloquin) Gendron. He had been a resident of Hudson for the past 44 years.
Mr. Gendron was the husband of Elena "Ellie" (Theberge) Gendron, whom he married on December 29, 1962. He attended local schools before joining the United States Air Force.
Mr. Gendron worked for the former Nashua Beef Co. for 29 years. At one time, he had also worked for Sam's Club and the Coca-Cola Company. For many years, he worked part time at Jeanotte's Market in the deli. He had been a bartender at the Club National on Saturdays and had also been plowing driveways for many years.
He was a Hudson Little League coach for many years and an assistant coach for Babe Ruth baseball. He also spent hours doing word searches. He enjoyed watching the HIstory Cahannel and war movies, and was an avid fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots. He was an excellent horseshoe thrower, having won the Club National's annual tournament several times.
He was a member of the American Legion, Club National, and the Lafayette Club.
Mr Gendron was predeceased by his ister, Pauline, and his brother, Richard. In addition to his wife of 46 years, survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Johnna Gendron, a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Joseph Genet. He loved spending time and teasing his five grandchildren, Gina, Jeffrey, and Brian Genet, and Erica and Jared Gendron. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the St. Kathryn Vocational Fund, 6 Dracut Rd., Hudson, NH 03051, The Upper Room Compassionate Ministries, 36 Tolles St., Nashua, NH 03064, or the Santa Fund c/o The Telegraph, 17 Executive Dr., Hudson, NH 03051.
Interment prayers, military honors and burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua.
Visiting hours will be held at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua, on Wednesday from 5 - 8 PM

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FRED GRAFE
August 23, 1937 - December 30, 1966
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MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY
GREENVILLE, IL

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photo of purvis graham Purvis "Perk" Graham
January 27, 1938 - August 14, 2003

Purvis (Perk) Graham went to be with his Lord and Savior after a lengthy battle with cancer. He passed away at home on August 14, 2003. He was born in Tallulah, LA on January 27, 1938.
He is survived by his parnter-in-life, Darlene Graham, step-daughter, Robin Damschroder of Elmore, OH, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Rebecca Graham of Philadelphia, PA; Joseph and Ashley Graham of Fort Worth, TX.
Perk served his country proudly in the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1962. Perk retired from Honeywell in april of 2003, where he worked for 19 years as a Quality Control Inspector. He was also a Master Mason from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. Perk enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and reading old Westerns.
Perk Graham was an incredible father, mentor, and friend to many. The memories of his presence in our lives will forever live in our hearts. We love you Dad.

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photo of ben gunter BENJAMIN F. GUNTER, SR
November 11, 1922 - November 4, 2009


Mr. Gunter passed away Wednesday evening at his home in Ledbetter.

Benjamin Franklin Gunter was born on November 11, 1922 in Lexington, Texas to Benjamin H. & Elizabeth (Mathis) Gunter. He was united in marriage to Betty Beaman on October 18, 1946 in Bryan, Texas. He was a retired Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force serving from January 22, 1942 until May 1, 1964. He participated in 68 bombing missions during his career. After his retirement, he and his family owned and operated the B-Z-B which later became Gunter's Reaurant in Giddings for several years. Mr. Gunter enjoyed growing his pecan trees, putting together puzzles and was a great joke teller..

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ella Phears.

Mr Gunter is survived by his wife, Betty Beaman Gunter of Ledbetter; 5 daughters, Patsy & Cecil Buscha of Lincoln, Johnnie & Dewayne Reynolds of Caldwell, Barbara & Gene Coker of Livingston, Terry & Melvin Iselt of Ledbetter and Susie & Gary Wrinkle of Giddings; 4 sons, Benjamin & Gloria Gunter Jr. of Ledbetter, Bill Gunter of Ledbetter, Joe Gunter of Ledbetter and Travis & Lynn Gunter of Giddings; 21 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; sister, Elizabeth Franz of Bartlett; 2 sisters-in-law, Velma Leverett of Cypress and Shirley & James Yantis of Hearne as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with full military honors for Benjamin Gunter Sr., 86 of Ledbetter, Texas were held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Dime Box, Texas with Rev. Reuel Cooper officiating.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were Mark Mitschke, Chris Medack, Paul Iselt, Jon Gunter, Travis Lee Gunter, Joey Gunter, Dylan Malinak and Jon Franz.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 North Jefferson, La Grange, Texas 78945 or to the charity of one's choice.
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ST JOHN LUTHERAN CEMETERY
DIME BOX, TX

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photo of charles hoover in air force uniform CHARLES EVANS HOOVER
April 8, 1937 - June 15, 2014


Family and friends mourn the sudden loss of Charles Evans Hoover. Born April 8th, 1937, Charles grew up in High Point and raised his own family with his wife, Shirley, in High Point as well.

At age 12, Charles became a member of First PIlgrim Church (now First Wesleyan Church), and his family's involvement in the church was a major influence in his life. Charles loved lmusic, and he faithfully served the church with his musical gifts. He was a volunteer organist from 1965 to 1998, served on numerous boards and committees, and after his retirement, continued to play the piano for the Wesleyan Arms assisted living and nursing home facilities.

Upon graduating as Valedictorian from Allen Jay High School in 1955, Charles received a full scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. He majored in Accounting and received his B. S. degree in Business. He started down his career path immediately after graduation and, in 1960, enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. After basic training, he was assigned to Chinese language school at Yale University, followed by technical training, to prepare him for his duties as a voice intercept analyst in the Republic of China on Taiwan. While on furlough, Charles met and fell in love with Shirley Ann Murrow. After a long distance relationship, they were married in June of 1964.

In 1964, Charles was hired by Pilot Life Insurance Company where he worked primarily with computer systems for the Accounting and Human Resources Division and later Information Technology. He remained with Pilot Life and its succesor company, Jefferson Pilot (currently Lincoln Financial Group), for his entire 40-year work career. After his retirement in 2004, he continued to work under contract as a consultant.

Charles and Shirley celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 12, 1014. While vacationing in Maui, Hawaii to celebrate with the same friends who were instrumental in bringing them together, Charles presumably sufferred a massive heart attack while snorkeling in Kapalua Bay on June 15th. Autopsy results are pending.

Charles is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Hobson Hoover his mother, Mary Layton Hoover, and his brother, Dale Johnson Hoover.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Murrow Hoover; his son, Michael Charles Hoover of King and his wife, Sherry; his daughter, Melanie Hoover Patton of Kernersville, and her husband Kevin. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Jordan Michael Hoover, Kaley Ann Patton, Connnor Evans Patton and Quinn Bryant Patton; and one brother, Joseph Neal Hoover of Colfax.

Charles was a man of strong faith, much wisdom and few words. He loved to tend his garden, read, and listen to music. An exercise enthusiast, he enjoyed long walks and workouts at the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Hospital. He cherished time with his family and close friends, and will be deeply missed by them.

A memorial service will be held in memory of Charles Hoover at First Wesleyan Church in High Point at 3:00 on Sunday, June 22nd. Visitation and offering of condolences will take place at the church immediately following the service. Memorials may be directed to First Wesleyan Church, 1701 Westchester Drive at Providence Place, High Point, NC 27262. Flowers may be sent to Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262
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photo of bill howsare WILLIAM HOWSARE
August 1, 1941 - March 1, 1976

William B. Howsare, Jr., 34, of Beltsville, and formerly of Shaft, died March 1 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, where he had been admited January 26.

He was born in Cumberland; he is a son of William B. Howsare, Shaft, and the late Eleanor (Hite) Howsare. Besides his father, he is survived by his widow, Sharon L. (Mozynski) Howsare, three children, Louisa L., Deborah S., and William A. Howsare, at home; a sister, Mrs. Kathleen A. Sigler, Hagerstown; five brothers, Paul E. Howsare, Meyersdale; Leonard E. and John W. Howsare, Frostburg; George M. Howsare, Hancock, and W. Royce Howsare, Odenton.

Mr. Howsare was a veteran of the Air Force, with eight years of service and was employed as area supervisor of Liberty Loan Company, Beltsville. A service will be held Friday at 10 a. m. at Emmanuel Methodist church in Beltsville. Interment will follow in Washington National Cemetery, Suitland.

His brothers, Paul, Leonard, John, George and Royce Howsare and brothers-in-law James Sigler and Steve Mozynski, will be pallbearers.
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WASHINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SUITLAND, MD

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photo of ken lasater KENNETH R. LASATER
September 26, 1942 - June 17, 2007
After graduating from MIO School at Keesler AFB, Ken was assinged to the 6927th RSM at Onna Point, Okinawa. After his tour, he opted for another overseas tour, this time at the 6987th RGM where he was assigned to Charlie Flight.
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photo of e j ledet E. J. LEDET
September 20, 1934 - April 10, 2014
Major Elwood J (E J) Ledet, USAF (Retired), 79, died April 10, 2014 in Denton Texas. Originally from Larose, LA, Major Ledet enlisted in the United States Air Force in November, 1952. He was subsequently commissioned in September, 1958, and retired in March, 1973.

His career was spent in the USAF Security Service with commands in signals intelligence activities in Scotland, Libya, Pakistan, Germany, Taiwan, Okinawa, Vietnam and several tours in San Antonio and San Angelo, Texas.

His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, USAF Commendation Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf, USAF Outstanding Unit Award with two Oak Leaves, National Defense Service Ribbon with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, USAF Longevity Service Ribbon with 4 bronze Oak Leaves, USAF Small Arms Expert Ribbon and Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

Subsequent to his retirement he worked in the heating and air conditiong profession in San Angelo. Upon retirement in 2009, he relocated to Denton and worked several years as a volunteer with the USO.

Major Ledet is survived by his swife of 52 years, Carolyn Fay Speights Ledet of Denton, son Harold and his wife Maureen, and their children Everett and wife Emily and son Henry; Briana Mazur and husband Matt; Christina Landry and husband Adam and their children Emma and Levi; son Dwayne; son Billy and wife Talitha and their children Madeleine, Sydney, and Laini; son Scott and wife Cathi and their children Halle, Chae, Lauryn and Abby. He is predeceased by his parents, Camille and Mabel Pellegrin Ledet; and two brothers, Jason Anthony and Otis Paul.

Graveside service is at 1:30 p. m. Monday, April 14, in Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the USO.

Bonne nuit PawPaw!
DALLAS FORT WORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY
DALLAS, TX



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photo of russell lincoln RUSSELL "TERRY" LINCOLN
April 8, 1941 - April 6, 2014
Russell R. Lincoln, III, 72 of N. Cape May passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home. Russell was born April 8, 1941 in Darby, PA, formerly lived in Thorofare, NJ and has been a Cape May area resident for 26 years. He was a 1959 graduate of Monsignor Bonner HIgh School in Drexel Hill, PA. Russell was a mechanial radiologist for Uneversal Tech Testing Laboratories of Collingdale, PA and Philadelphia Electric Company for over 20 years. He served his country int he Air Force during the Vietnam War. Russell was a member of the Parish of St John Neumann and was in the Coast Guard Auxillary. He enjoyed travel, boating, water skiing, and snow skiing. Russell is survived by his wife of 15 years, Rita Lincoln; his three brothers, John T. (Helen) Lincoln, of North Cape May, NJ, James P. (Rebecca) Lincoln of Galloway, NJ,; Robert (Judy) Lincoln of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; and his sister, Geri Pietras of Cape May Point, NJ. Also surviving are his ste-daughters, Carol (Daniel) Taggart of Deptford, NJ & Doreen Gailey of Swarthmore, PA; five ste-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren,; and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Hazel (Childs) Lincoln. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on thursday, April 10, 2014 at the parish of St John Neumann, St John of God RC Church, 680 Townbank Rd, North Cape May, NJ 08204; where friends will be received from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Internment will follow at St Mary's Cemetery, 1056 Seashore Rd, Cold Spring, NJ 08204. The family suggest donations in Russell's memory to St Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share condolences, please visit www.evoyfuneralhome.com
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ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY
COLD SPRING, NJ



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photo of ron loftin RON (TEX) LOFTIN
December 18, 1942 - February 9, 2011

Visitation for Ronald "Ron" Morgan Loftin, age 68 of Conroe, Texas, will be held at Cochran Funeral Home at 406 Yaupon Ave., Livingston, TX on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 2 to 4 p. m. Memorial services will be held at the Frist Presbyterian Church at 2727 N. Loop 336 W., Conroe, TX, with Rev. John singleton officiating at 3 p. m., Wednesday, February 16, 2011

He was born December 18, 1942 in Shepherd, Texas, the son of Perry Morgan Loftin and Ruby Loette McAdams Loftin and passed away February 9, 2011, in Conroe, Texas. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He is preceded in death by his father, Perry Morgan Loftin, and brother, Curtis D. Loftin.

Ronnie, to his friends, and Pop-Pop to his beloved grandchildren is survived by his loving and devoted mother Ruby Loette McAdams Loftin of Livingston; his loving and faithful wife Julie of Conroe, his beloved and only son Curtis Morgan Loftin and wife Rene along with their children, Sara Morgan and Morgan Scott Loftin of Crabbs Prairie, Texas; his niece Carol Loftin Cromie & husband Mike, of Santa Fe, Texas and their children Jake and Abbey Johnson; niece Shannon Loftin Couch & husband Jimmie, also of Santa Fe, Texas.

Ron Loftin graduated from Livingston High School in 1961. He joined the U. S. Air Force and as a memeber of the 6987th he served a tour in Vietnam. After serving his country with honor, he graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He spent his entire professional career as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and U. S. Customs. He retired and found joy in spending his time ranching, woodworking, hunting, fishing and spending time with his beloved family.

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BLUEWATER CEMETERY
LIVINGSTON, TX

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photo of stephen marks STEPHEN A. MARKS
October 21, 1940 - March 28, 2005

Stephen Alan Marks, 64, of Leesburg passed away Monday, March 28, 2005.
Born in Gandeeville, West Virginia on October 12, 1940, to Clarence Harold and Adelphia (nee Lockhart) Marks. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and also worked for the Royal Dutch Shell Company as a lab technician. He was a Methodist.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn, son, John (Karen) Marks of Clermont; daughters Ginger Parsons of Ohio and Stephanie (Andy) Littlefield of Iceland, grandchildren Kasee and husband, David, Kelsee, Keagan, Holyn, Havyn and Rachel.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a. m., Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Becker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. A Guestbook is available at beckerfamilyfuneral.com. Becker Family Funeral Home, Clermont.

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photo of sammie martin SAMMIE MARTIN
September 21, 1941 - March 20, 2014

Sammie Lee Martin of Benton passed away suddenly March 20, 2014. Born September 21, 1942, in Mena, he grew up in Nash, TX. Sam served as a "Ditty Bopper" in the USAF, and was a proud member of the 6987th Allumni Association.

He eluded the layoffs at AT&T/Lucent for 35 years before retiring in Phoenix, AZ in 1999. He and Sandy then returned home to Arkansas. Sam set a high standard with his work ethic and providing for his family, but his greatest legacy was living for his Savior and teaching his family to walk in those footsteps of serving God and studying His Word.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Perry Martin and Anna Lee Embry. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra Kay Martin, their children Gina & Brad Egggebrecht, Sammie Ann & Chris Dunkum, and Dara & Jacob Marton; eight grandchildren, a brother, Jim Martin, of Yukon, OK; many other family members and friends and his special companion, 6 year old dachshund, Sophie.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills and a graveside service will be Wednesday, March 26th at 3:00 p. m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park. If attending either, please join the family in honoring Sam's memory by wearing blue jeans &/or cowboy boots. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons International, the Veterans of Foreigh Wars, or the charity of your choice.

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photo of dennis morris DENNIS MORRIS
July 22, 1942 - June 26, 2007

Dennis M. Morris, 64, of Estero, died June 26, 2007. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, but was raised in Miami, FL. In 1980, he moved to the west coast of Florida and currently resided at Grandezza in Estero.

Mr. Morris was a retired Master Sergeant with the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam era. Locally, he retired from the Lee County Government M. I. S. Department. He loved raising and racing greyhounds. Michael also enjoyed golf and was a fond patron of The British Open Pub.

Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years, Candace L. Morris of Estero, FL; brother, John S. (Rene) Morris of Dalzell, SC; and nephews, John Morris of Pope Air Force Bace, NC, and Steven and Zachary Morris of Dalzell, SC.

A sister, Kathleen Morris-Duffy, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 27, 2007 (TODAY) from 6-8 PM at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Tr. S., Bonita Springs. Funeral service with military honors will be Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date.

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photo of george morris GEORGE MORRIS

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photo of john norlin JOHN L. "JACK" NORLIN
January 25, 1939 - November 15, 2012

John Louis "Jack" Norlin Sr., passed away Nov. 15, 2012, in Houston, Texas. He was laid to rest at Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas Nov. 19, 2012. The Rev. Jimmy Vaughn officiated at his service and Jack was interred with full military honors.

Jack, a 22 year resident of Greenville, Texas, was born in North Bend, to Walter John and Cora Larsen Norlin Jan 25, 1939. After graduating high school, he was educated at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Angelo State University in Texas, and Troy University in California. After marrying Margret Elaine Burk April 2, 1961, they began their 51-year marriage in San Angelo, Texas. He began his 26-year military career with four years in the U. S. Army and his military service took them to Taiwan, San Antonio, Vietnam (as a veteran of the Vietnam War), Turkey, Japan, then back to San Antonio. Retiring as a Captain after 22 years in the U. S. Air Force, he began his second career in Greenville, Texas as a systems engineer with E-Systems, Raytheon and L-3, retiring from L-3 in 2004.

A man of many interests, Jack loved learning and teaching. Throughout his life, he held positions as teacher, coach, counselor, tutor and mentor. He was a father of four children, but was known to many as "Pop." He was alway ready with a listening ear, helpful advice, and a good tease for fun. Ever ready with a fun fact or story, he was known as a man who never met a stranger. He explored photography, music, acting, drawing and was a published author.

Jack is survivied by his wife, Marget Norlin of Houston; his children, Dacia Norlin Blair of Houston, Tim and Kellie NOrlin of Reno, Texas, John and Stacye Norlin of Mesquite, Texas, and Kami and Scott Keim of Houston; his brother, Tom and Pam Norlin of Astoria; and his beloved grandchildren, Brianna, Troy, Makayla, Tori, Jeffrey, Aaron, Travis, Connor, Corinne and Jackson; as well as many loving cousins and dear friends.

Please make any memorials in his name to the American Heart Association.

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RESTLAND CEMETERY
DALLAS, TX

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photo of ken pankratz KENNY PANKRATZ
April 12, 1940 - September 15, 1972
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PLEASANT GROVE UNION CHURCH CEMETERY
WEAVERVILLE, NC

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photo of garry phillips GARRY W. PHILLIPS
November 12, 1941 - June 19, 2012
Served at the 6987th from April, 1961 to June, 1962 on Charlie Flight as a Morse Intercept Operator. After his tour at the 6987th, he was assigned to MacDill AFB, FL, where he spent the remainder of his enlistment. He then went to work at Fort Huachuca, AZ with the US Army Communications-Electronics Command, where he eventually retired.
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photo of roy politte ROY J. POLITTE
November 9, 1937 - November 15, 2001

Leroy Politte, Age 64, of Saltillo, Texas, formerly of Washington County, Passed away on Nov. 15, 2001, in Potosi. Survivors are his children, Teddy Patton, Joe Politte, and Debra McClain, all of Texas; brothers, Robert Politte of St. Genevieve, Billy Politte of Festus, Michael Politte of Cadet; sisters, Rachel Shepard of Potosi, Jo Ann Skaggs, Ronda Adams, and Peggy Adams, all of Mineral Point.

Visitation 5-9 PM Saturday at Britton Funeral Home in Potosi. Funeral Services 2 PM Sunday at Britton Chapel. Burial in Blackwell Masonic Cemetery.

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BLACKWELL MASONIC CEMETERY
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO

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photo of james regnier JAMES L. REGNIER
September 17, 1938 - March 22, 2000

A1/C US AIR FORCE, VIETNAM
James 'Jim' Leo Regnier, 61, of Memphis, floral designer, died of heart failure Wednesday in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p. m. Saturday at Roller Family Funeral Home, Memphis Chapel, with a private burial in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. He was a Lutheran, an Air Force veteran and former funeral director at Treadwell-Norris Funeral Home. Mr. Regnier leaves a sister, Patricia A. Charest of Memphis. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Loving Arms or a charity of the donor's choice.

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WEST TENNESSEE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
MEMPHIS, TN

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photo of gerald richardson in 2007 GERALD E. RICHARDSON
April 17, 1947 - October 23, 2010
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MOUNTAIN HOME NATIONAL CEMETERY
JOHNSON CITY, TN

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photo of robert shellito ROBERT G. SHELLITO
July 23, 1936 - July 7, 2012
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SANTA FE NATIONAL CEMETERY
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

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photo of bruce skaug BRUCE J. SKAUG
November 13, 1936 - September 19, 1960
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HARRISON CEMETERY
HARRISON, ID

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STEVE SLOR
February 12, 1940 - May 29, 2004

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Nha Trang, RVN
(Photo used with permission of 6994th Security Squadron Web site)
GARY SNARR
June 22, 1943 - August 17, 2000
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SIERRA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK
SACRAMENTO, CA

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photo of william strouse REVEREND WILLIAM A. STROUSE
January 14, 1942 - February 13, 2011

REV. WILLIAM A. "BILL" STROUSE-Windsor, FL. Bill Strouse, age 69, went home to be with the Lord February 13, 2011 at the Malcolm Randall V. A. Medical Center. Bill was born in Andalusia, Alabama, and was an Ordained Minister with the Baptist Conference. He started the church that is now known as Parker Road Baptist Church and was the first pastor, before the church was built. He also pastored at Ochwilla Baptist Church and Monteocha Baptist Church. Bill was loved by all who knew him and enjoyed writing Christian songs and poetry. He had a Master's Degree in Theology. Bill moved to Gainesville in 1969, leaving the U. S. Air Force afer serving twelve years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew & Lorraine Strouse, son Robert and two brothers Paul and Hugh, and sister Janice. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years Carolyn Annetta Burnham Strouse of Windsor, four daughters Lori Strouse of Crestview, FL, Anita Brown (Ronnie), Nadine Reed, and Carol Christen all of Windsor, FL. Nine Grandchildren and Three Great Grandchildren. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend and he will be greatly missed!

A Service in Remembrance of Bill will be held Saturday Februyary 19, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the Milam Funeral Home, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL. Burial will be at a later date in the Eliam Cemetery at Melrose, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Haven Hospice of Gainesville, 4200 N.W, 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606

Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 s. Main St., Gainesville, FL.

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ELIAM / MELROSE CEMETERY
MELROSE, FL

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photo of larry swanson LARRY SWANSON
September 13, 1939 - September 28, 1989
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FLORIDA NATIONAL CEMETERY
BUSHNELL, FL

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photo of jason whitaker JASON WHITAKER
April 19, 1940 - February 2, 2009

SMSgt "Ret" Jason Alexander Whitaker, born April 19, 1940 in Lequire, OK, passed away Monday, February 2, 2009 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 68. He is survived by his loving wife, Beryl B. Whitaker; sons, Charles A. Whitaker and wife Kelly, Roger G. Whitaker, SFC Jason C. Whitaker and wife 2LT Jennifer Zuccarelli; daughter, Christine W. Royal and husband, John, Heather L. Whitaker and fiancé Leonard Moore; brother, Paul Whitaker; sisters, Bertha Carolus, Doris Taylor, Juanita Haskins; grandchildren, Melissa Royal, Catherine Royal, Ashlin Whitaker, Elisabeth Whitaker, Ian Whitaker; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives. Graveside services will be on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SAN ANTONIO, TX

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photo of frank yates FRANK R. YATES
November 22, 1938 - July 13, 1989
Franks's first assignment was to the 6927th RSM in Okinawa, whereupon he extend for a second overseas tour to Taiwan and the 6987th. He was employed by the US Postal Service as a rural letter carrier.
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OAK HILL CEMETERY
CARTERSVILLE, GA

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photo of paul yates PAUL J. YATES
November 22, 1938 - October 15, 1996

Mr. Paul Julius Yates, 57, of 247 Upper Crab Orchard Road, Banner Elk, died Tuesday night, October 15, at Watauga Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 22, 1938, in the Valle Crucis community of Watauga County to Addie Mast Yates and the late Julius Leonard Yates. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1959 until 1963 and was a retired land surveyor from Lacey Surveying in Newland. He was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Keys Yates; one daughter, Mrs. Jennifer Edmisten and her husband, Bruce, of Banner Elk; one son, Paul Ethan Yates, of the home; one grandaughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Edmisten of Banner Elk; his mother, Mrs. Addie Yates of Valle Crucis and two brothers, Hugh Dean Yates of Huntsville, AL and Bill Yates of Charlotte.

Services were Friday morning at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, officiated by Father Scott Oxford and the Rev. Deacon Cris Greer. Burial followed in the Liberty-Matney Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Watauga Youth Network, 133 Wyn Way, Boone or to the Watauga County Public Library, 133 North Water Street, Boone, NC 28607

Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

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MATNEY LIBERTY CEMETERY
LIBERTY, NC

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