Bob Schley, Posted 6/9/2016
"Steve McDonald just called from Texas with information that Bob Schley passed away on June 5th with a fatal heart attack." It was later reported, " ... (verified) Bob passed away on the 5th and they have already cremated him. No obituary was published and they are not sure if the family is going to have a service or not."
NOTE: No more informtion is known at this time.
Robert D McGee, Posted 6/8/2016
SEO & WCC Life Member, passed away
7 April 2016. 06.10 Update. CLINTON (NC) - Robert Douglas McGee, 72, of 54 Boykin Drive,
passed away Thursday, Apr 7, at his home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m.,
Tuesday, Apr 12, in the Sandhills Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, NC. Robert was
retired from the U. S. Army as a helicopter pilot and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a
member of the Kiwanis Club and the VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Richard Gordon McGee and Madeline Ruth Counts McGee; brother and sister, Billy Joe McGee
and Marjorie Ann McGee. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Sherylle McGee;
sons, Rodney Kyle McGee and Carol of Clinton and Travis Wayde McGee and Rosezatte of
Fayetteville; brother, Richard Gordon McGee, Jr. of Tennessee; grandchildren,
Kelsey Shannon McGee, Colin McGee, Jacob McGee, John Russell Olson, Noah Douglas McGee,
Jessica Covington and Annie Jean McGee; great-grandchildren, Aiden Hall, Rodney McGee
and Iris Naylor; and mother-in-law, Sharon Opperman. In lieu of flowers memorials may
be made to Tims Gift at 108 Northeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328. Condolences may be sent
to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt.com. Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt
Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328. Published in
The Sampson Independent
from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2016.
Personal Notes: "Doug" McGee "was an SEO and WCC Life Member.
When stationed at 407 he was in a Go Cart wreck and was knocked out. The AF would not
let him remain on flying status so he got out and joined the Army. I am pretty sure
he was in the Blackhawk program." It was also mentioned Robert McGee was stationed at
"Lowry 61, 1155, 62-63 Ops Bongo Drum, Crazy Man, Overseas Det - 63-67 airborne ops."
Paul Goforth, Posted 5/30/2016
Passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. He was 84 year old. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Laird Funeral home with the Rev. Gary Davis officiating. Interment will follow at
Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Laird Funeral Home. Paul was born on Feb. 4, 1931, in Overton,Texas, to John Newton and Lou Emma Beasley Goforth. He was a graduate of Overton High School. He attended Kilgore Junior College where he was a member of the Kilgore Ranger Band before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of senior master sergeant and serving for over 20 years. Following his military retirement, he attended SFA earning a degree in history and a master's degree in educationcounseling and guidance. Following graduation from SFA, he worked for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles as a parole officer and later taught history at Wells ISD before retiring to play golf full time. He served on the board of directors for Piney Woods Country Club and was a member of the Alamo Masonic Lodge No. 44. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine Drahem Goforth; brother, John Goforth and wife, Dolores, of Mabank; daughters, Paula Hand and husband, Jack, of Nacogdoches, and Carla Post and husband, Bob, of Lucas; grandchildren, John Hull of Austin, Emily Devlin and husband, Mike, of Austin, and Parker Post of Lucas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Ralph Goforth and Richard Goforth. Pallbearers will be Bob Stevens, Jimmy Socia, Sammy Duncan, Charles Grimland,Joe Butters and Jerry Alexander. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of East Texas; Nacogdoches Senior Citizen Center; or the charity of your choice. NOTE: I spent time on Memorial Day reminiscing about my early AF days and all the great people I served with over the years. I decided to Google my first AFTAC boss, MSgt Paul Goforth, and unfortunately the search turned up his obituary. In 1966 he was the lead admin guy in the Alert Operations Center on Telegraph Road, where I helped cover night shifts with the likes of Jim Salus (deceased), George Plunkard (deceased) and Lowell Aten. I have such great memories of time spent with Paul and his crew. He was a great leader with a great Texas sense of humor.
Edith Marie Kuntz, Posted 5/10/2016
Edith Marie Kuntz, will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She married a man of German descent, but remained very tied to her Danish heritage. Edith passionately loved her family and was deeply loved by them. While Jennifer, Mike, Terry, Sierra, Dawn and Shelly call her "Grandmother", the eleven great-grand children affectionately refer to her as "Bedstemor" (Danish for grandmother). Edith was extremely proud of each one, prayerfully giving thanks for their love and goodness. Her support of husband Col. “Barney” Kuntz during his military service was commendable and could well serve as a model for all Air Force spouses. Thirty years as a military wife rewarded her with many dear friends who will always remember her as a loving and especially caring person. Edith was very active in her church and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. She also studied Ikebana flower arranging, serving for a time as President of the local club. Fresh floral arrangements complemented the gallery quality works of art created by the family and proudly displayed in their home. Edith Kuntz is survived by her three children: Elaine, Steve, and Sharon Kuntz who were all near to ease her peaceful passing on Friday afternoon, April 29, 2016. She was 96 years young and would have turned 97 on May 27th. Her innocent humor and insights will be greatly missed. She was a blessing to all who knew her. In leiu of flowers, the family would like to encourage support of Hospice as a small token of thanks for their blessed help in our time of need. A private Celebration of Life was held on May Day to honor her passing.
John Davidson, Posted 5/5/2016
Per His wife, Connie, John Davidson passed away about one AM on 17 May 2016 in hospice in Ocala,FL.
NOTICE: Bill followed up on 05.22 - John Michael Davidson, born September 9, 1936, son of the late Doran and Esther Davidson, passed away peacefully in Ocala, Florida on May 17, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Connie; a daughter, Kristen Brush and her husband, Samuel of Eagle River; Alaska; two grandchildren, Michael Brush of Fairbanks, Alaska and Amanda Geddis of Belfast, Northern Ireland; a brother, Gerald Davidson of Red Lodge, Montana; a brother, Kris Davidson and his wife, Roberta of Mendota Heights, Minnesota; and a sister, Karen Woodruff and her husband, Michael of Accrington, Lancashire, UK. John's first years were spent in the isolated northwest corner of North Dakota during the depths of the Great Depression. The family moved about to various locations in North Dakota before finally settling in Harlem, Montana in 1947. John acquired an interest in making and flying model airplanes - a hobby that he followed through all the years in Harlem. He also found a strong interest in music, performing in the high school band and dance band.After graduation from high school, early in 1955, John enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, which provided the basis of a long career in technical fields. In 1966, he married Connie Regina, originally from the state of Maine. They had one child, their daughter Kristen, born in 1967. After John's retirement in 1990, he and Connie returned to Montana where they spent several years living at Seeley Lake, Montana. In 1995, they moved back to Florida, where John had been located in the last years of his career.They remained in Ocala, Florida until the present day. During the past five years, John found fulfillment in many hours of reconstructing the family genealogy. His ancestry research has meant much to all the relations and members of the broader family. Published in Ocala Star-Banner from May 22 to May 23, 2016
Leonard "Rudy" Howell, Posted 4/30/2016
On February 19,2016, Leonard “Rudy” Howell passed after an extended illness. May, 19, 1925, Rudy was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Myrtis A. Howell, his beloved daughter Elizabeth H. Nordan (Robert G.), son Paul M. Howell, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding in death were his sons David Howell and Leonard R Howell III. “Rudy” lived a long and complete life, touching many in his walk. He joined the Army Air Force in 1944, and served as Navigator in the 389th Bomb Group based in Hethel England. His service extended a total of 29 years in the USAF, and he retired as Lt Col in 1972. While in service, he received his PhD in Mathematics from Florida State University in 1964. Upon retiring from the USAF, he settled in Brooks County, Georgia on a farm that he had bought in 1963. He loved his time on the farm, but could not remain retired. He joined the University of Georgia system as Mathematics and Computer Science Instructor at Valdosta State College where he taught an additional 10 years. After leaving Valdosta State, he taught at a local private school (Valwood) for a brief time and then ultimately retired. Rudy and Myrtis loved to travel, and their retirement years saw them visit not only all 50 states, but all 7 continents. Finally, Rudy was the most devout student and servant of God. His entire life was focused on his faith and service to God, and God's church, and many will remember him as a Sunday School teacher and active member in his church at the time. This defined the man. As his family mourns the loss of our Patriarch, we are assured we will see him in the presence of God. If so desired, memorials may be made to The Heritage League at www.heritageleague.org --To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dr. Leonard Rudolph "Rudy" Howell, J. please visit our Sympathy Store. --
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Laurie Kemna, Posted 4/17/2016
Laurie Kemna, of Citrus Heights, California, passed away peace-fully at home on Monday, April 11, 2016 with her husband, John, by her side. She was born July 31, 1942 in Redlands, CA. She taught Spanish for 37 years at Rio Americana and Oakmont High School. Her love for teaching and her students was evident and resulted in many friendships lasting long after her retirement. She was married to John Kemna in 1972 and they were married for 45 years. During her life, she was an avid reader, fitness enthusiast and gardener. Her favorite place to spend time was at their second home in Nevada City situated on property left to her by her beloved father. She is survived by her husband, John, her brother, Steve and her cousins.
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