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David Miller  KN5WDM
March 5, 1946 - December 1, 2016
  

David Miller, 70, of Silsbee, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was born on March 5, 1946, in Houston, to Bertha Surles Miller and William Lee Miller. 

  
David served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and later owner-operator of Silsbee E.M.S.  David was an active member of Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department for over thirty years.

  

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Melendy; mother of his son, Wanda Barnett Miller; son, William Russell Miller and his wife, Hillary, of Cypress; grandchildren, Connor James Miller and Samuel Curtis Miller, both of Cypress; and sister, Janis Hawthorne of Gainesville, Florida.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

  

Mr. Miller’s committal was handled by Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

  

Thanks to Randy  K5RWL 
and the Mic & Key
Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club
for the info  
  
Everett  “Mac” McCulloch  WR5A
March 31, 1921 - September 04, 2016

Everett McCulloch was born Thursday, March 31, 1921 in Lamasco, Texas to Walter and Minnie (Harris) McCulloch and went into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Sherman at the age of 95.  

Everett married the love of his life, Mary Hicks, on March 7, 1944 in Dyersburg, Tennessee. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2012.  

After Everett enlisted in the Bonham National Guard in the fall of 1940, his unit was called into the regular US Army by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He received training as a radio operator mechanic and gunner. Upon the completion of his military training in the United States, he was assigned to the 97th Bomb Group stationed in England. He was a radio operator and gunner on B17s, flying missions over Germany. His plane flew over Normandy during the D Day invasion on June 6, 1944. On the ninth mission, his plane, which was named the “Flak Magnet” by Everett, was shot down over Magdeburg, Germany on June 20, 1944. He was captured and imprisoned in Staglag Luft IV, a German POW Camp. In February 1945, Everett was one of 10,000 Allied POWs who were marched from Poland to Western Germany as the Soviet Red Army approached from the east. During this three month march, he endured many hardships where he was forced to sleep outdoors on the frozen ground and had little to eat. Towards the end of the march, the German soldiers abandoned the POWs. Everett, who was skilled in mechanics, hotwired an abandoned fire truck. He drove the fire truck westward for several days, transporting more than 20 Allied POWs. They finally were liberated by the British Army on May 5, 1945. He returned to the United States where he was reunited with his bride whom he had married shortly before shipping out to England.  

After World War II, Everett continued to serve in the US Air Force. During his military tenure, Everett was stationed in the Philippines, Korea, and at numerous air force bases in the United States. After 29 ½ years of honorable service, he retired as an E-7 Master Sergeant in 1970.  

After retiring from the US Air Force, Everett pursued his education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He received his BS degree in Education in 1974 and his MS degree in Behavioral Studies in 1976.  

Everett taught high school Industrial Arts in Plano and Bonham. After teaching, Everett became a real estate agent and broker. He worked many years with Don Davis Realtors in Sherman.  

One of Everett’s greatest joys in life was being a grandfather to his five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He always had Blue Bell ice cream for them when they visited. He was always willing to entertain his grandchildren by singing and playing and piano and guitar for them.  

He was a life time amateur radio operator with the call letters WR5A. For many years, Everett helped others in the Texoma area become licensed radio operators. Through his interest in the amateur radio, Everett promoted communication for people all over the world.  

Everett was also an avid photographer always having his cameras with him to capture family and community events. He leaves as part of his legacy thousands of photographs, color slides, and home videos.  

Everett and his family were long time members of Fairview Baptist Church, joining in 1957. At Fairview, he was a “good and faithful servant” of the Lord. He taught Sunday school for many years leading young people to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Everett’s faith led him to serve as a deacon and hold many leadership roles at Fairview Baptist Church.  

Everett was also preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Michael A. Hall, sister Lorene ‘Nene’ Sloan, and brother Collie Aubrey McCulloch.  

He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Hall and Connie Mitchusson (Mike) both of Sherman; brother, Ray McCulloch (Veta) of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Shannon Pasco (Alex) of Portland, OR, Casey Hall (Elizabeth Fujiura) of Richmond, VA, Megan Barnhill (Bryan) of Allen, TX, Matthew Mitchusson and Marcus Mitchusson both of Sherman, great grandchildren, Parker Pasco and Grayson Barnhill and many nieces and nephews.  

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 8th at Fairview Baptist Church at 10:00AM with Rev. Chris Moses officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park with Bryan Barnhill, Casey Hall, Matthew Mitchusson, Marcus Mitchusson, Alex Pasco and Edwin Sloan serving as pallbearers.  

Everett’s family will receive friends at Waldo Funeral Home on Wednesday, September the 7th from 6-8 PM.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fairview Baptist Church or Meals on Wheels.  

The online register book can be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com 

  

Visitation 
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WALDO FUNERAL HOME 
619 N. TRAVIS ST. 
SHERMAN, Texas 75090 

  

Celebration of Life Services 
Thursday, September 08, 2016
10:00 AM
Fairview Baptist Church 
222 W Taylor St. 
Sherman, Texas 75092 

Thanks to W5ET for informing us

  

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Gene Morrison  K5IIY
September 4, 1942 – June 10, 2016

Stephenville- Services for Donald Gene Morrison, 73,  retired from Tarleton State University with 50 years of service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Stephenville with Rev. Ken May officiating and Rev. Don Kirklen assisting.  Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Lacy Funeral Home.

 Gene was born in Stephenville, Texas, on September 4, 1942, to John Hall and Edith Morrison.  He married Pat Harvey on November 2, 1963, in Stephenville, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Stephenville and a member of the First Baptist Church in Stephenville. Gene was a volunteer with the Fire Department in Stephenville for 25 years and a reserve deputy for the Erath County Sheriff Department since 1986.  He was a member of the Kiwanis Club as well as the Tarleton Amateur Radio Club.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Morrison of Stephenville, Texas; children, Robert Hall Morrison of Stephenville, Texas, and Donna Jean Kirklen and husband, Benjamin, of Dublin, Texas; one grandchild, Christopher Kirklen; and a niece Judy Kelly of Austin, Texas.

  

Lacy Funeral Home
1380 N Harbin Dr. /P.O. Box 863
Stephenville, TX 76401
Tel: 1-254-968-2102   

  

John Rex Moore  KE5KVR
June 15, 1952 - April 24, 2016  

John Rex Moore, 63, of Bay City passed away Sunday April 24th, 2016 in Houston TX. Rex was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, near Savannah, to parents John Hundley and Mattie Jo Jerrolds Moore. He served as a Tennessee State Trooper for 4 ½ years and attended and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. He worked in the Human Resources Department at the South Texas Project for more than 30 years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City. At First Baptist he was a part of the Good News Club, a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Gideon Ministry, and served with the Texas Baptist Men Disaster Response Team. He also served as a Chaplin and a mentor for the Bay City Independent School District. 

Rex was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David and Ray Moore. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Moore of Bay City, a son and his wife, Will and Angie Moore of Austin, a daughter and son in law, Sarah and Clayton Ryman of Wadsworth, and two sisters, Wanda Treece and Bonnie Boyd of Savannah, TN, and a sister in law, Shirley Moore of Sulphur, LA. He also had one grandson, Tanner Ryman. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 27 from 6 PM until 8 PM. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Neill Cemetery in Savannah, TN. Gary Parkey, Stan Eldridge, Paul Hannah, Terry Crouch, Jackson Kelly, and Clayton Davis will serve as pallbearers. Brock Steed and Billy Mann will be honorary pallbearers. 

  

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home
2313 Ave. I
P.O. Box 669
Bay City,Texas  77404
Toll-Free: (800) 245 - 4613
Phone: (979) 245-4613  

Thanks to WA5YPD for letting us know

Reverend Aubrey H. Stanton  WB5RIA
May 14, 1935 – March 11, 2016

  

1935 - 2016 Reverend Aubrey H. Stanton, 80, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home. 

Reverend Stanton was born May 14, 1935 in Lubbock, Texas to Jewell H. Stanton and Margaret Ruth McCullough Stanton. He was a resident of Groves for 13 years and a member of Abundant Life Sanctuary. He retired as a minister of the United Pentecostal Church. 

Survivors include his son, Reverend Mark Stanton and his wife Karen of Westlake, LA; daughter, Susan Kunkel and her husband Bruce of Woodville, TX; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

A visitation for family and friends will be Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Abundant Life Sanctuary Church. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Reverend David Myer, Reverend Will Cohron, and Reverend Jimmy Holland officiating. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m., at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. 

Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to Abundant Life Sanctuary, 2301 W. Parkway, Groves, TX 77619.

  

Levingston Funeral Home
5601 39Th St Groves, TX 77619
(409) 962-4455  

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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 13, 2016  

Thanks to AE5SR for informing us 

  

Lawrence “Butch” Dietrich Rulfs  K5SFA
November 17, 1948 - March 4, 2016

 

Lawrence Dietrich Rulfs Jr., age 67, passed away March 4, 2016, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born November 17, 1948, in Orange, Texas, to parents Lawrence D. Rulfs Sr. and Dorothy Marie Tubbe. 

Lawrence was the great-grandson of  Dietrich Anton Rulfs and Johanna Emilie Helene Willamine Boschen Rulfs. His maternal grandfather was August Tubbe, an early Nacogdoches lumberman who ran and employed many early Nacogdoches residents at his mill near Dorr Creek in Nacogdoches County. Both August Tubbe and Dietrich Rulfs immigrated from Stollham in the German province of Oldenburg. They were hunting and fishing buddies who both worked in the lumber industry from 1880-1926 and designed their own homes in Nacogdoches. August Tubbe donated land for the establishment of Saints Rest Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Mr. Rulfs was a longtime singer and piano player in Vernis Fulmer's "Old Time Gospel Hour," a live radio program heard each Sunday morning on KSFA radio.

Lawrence retired from the Texas Highway Department more than 19 years working on Nacogdoches and Lufkin roads. He was assigned his own truck to monitor traffic controls all over East Texas. Many area traffic lights were installed by him and the crews of the Texas Highway Department.

After leaving the highway department, he took his retirement fund and joined a team of traveling missionaries. They repaired churches during the day and at night the group would sing and have the gospel preached in a tent, revival style. He enjoyed playing his organ and talking on his ham radio under the call sign K5SFA. During Hurricanes Ike and Rita he conversed with the Hurricane Center to make sure his community had food and supplies. 

He spent two years in Augusta, Georgia, living with his sister and her family. He returned to Nacogdoches in 1994, and two years later Sharon and her family moved to Nacogdoches. They found a house and had it moved to the site of their mother's former home, which had burned in 1991. Lawrence spent his last two years in and out hospitals. He was disappointed about being declared legally blind, but Sharon returned from Shreveport to care for him. 

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence D. Rulfs Sr. and Dorothy Marie Rulfs.

Survivors include his sister, Sharon Rulfs Kerr of Nacogdoches; nephews, Tommy Kerr of Shreveport and Jerry Kerr of Nacogdoches; cousin, Henrianna Holbrook Pearce of Nacogdoches; cousin, Billy Jack Pearce, Jr. of Center and his children and grandchildren; and a host of other cousins.

Sharon posted the news of his passing to let his friends know on Texas Traffic Net. Memorial Donations can be made to BankCorp South account number 1121158750. 

Private services will be held at a later date.

 

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors
5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75965 | 936-564-7333  

Guest Book  www.casonmonk-metcalf.com

Thanks to Sharon Kerr for informing us

  

Gary Dale Jones KB0OFD
August 24, 1949 - February 18, 2016

 Gary Dale Jones, 66, Forsyth, MO. son of Dale Otis and Carrie Leona (Rader) Jones was born August 24, 1949 in Kansas City, KS., and departed this life on February 18, 2016 at his home.

After graduating from Washington High School in Kansas City, Gary served his country by joining the Navy October 3, 1967 and retired August 15, 1989, serving several of those years on Submarines. After retirement, he moved to Forsyth, MO and worked at Silver Dollar City.

He was an avid Ham Radio Operator for many years, a part of the American Radio Relay League and served as the NTSD Central Area Digital Coordinator. His Call Letters were KB0OFD - on February 18, 2016 he became a Silent Key.   

He is survived by his loving wife Rebecca Jones of the home; daughter, Leona Marie Jones of Edwardsville, KS; two sisters, Peggy Jones, Forsyth, MO and Joyce (Don) Tuter of Prineville, OR; grandsons, Nathan Wonnell, Dallas Lee Wonnell and great grandson, Riley Wonnell all of Edwardsville, KS; nephews, Russell (Lori) Tuter and Paul (Shani) Tuter; niece, Carrie (Jason) Tuter Bauer; eight great nephews and nieces; four great-great nephews and nieces in Oregon; stepdaughters, Loye Abahaddou of Concord, NC, Alicia Schindler of Kankakee, IL, and Rachel Poole of Virginia Beach, VA; fifteen step grandchildren; and many other family and friends.   

Funeral service for Gary Dale Jones will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday February 22, 2016 at Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, MO., with burial in Bramhall Cemetery, Grovespring, MO. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers donation maybe made to Hospice Compassus  in care of Day Funeral Home P.O. Box 75 Marshfield, MO.

  

Day Funeral Home 
POB 75
Marshfield MO

Thanks to Larry KC0M and Steve K6JT for the info

Bill Hause WB5RCX
1942 - July 2015
Bill WB5RCX of Odessa, TX became a Silent Key sometime in July.  No other information is available for him.  
  
Bill was a very active member of the net and he will be missed.
JIMMY WAYNE ARTERBERRY SR. N5UJB
May 4, 1938 - February 9, 2016  

Jimmy Wayne Arterberry Sr. 77, of Lawton went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, February 9, 2016  at home with his loving family by his side.

Funeral will be at 11 AM Saturday February 13, 2016, at the Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church, Indiahoma, with Pastor Gary Castleberry, Pastor Leonard Presley, and Pastor John Webb Officiating.  Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery under direction of the Comanche Nation Funeral Home.  A Prayer service will be held at 7 PM Friday at the Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church.  

Jimmy was born in Indiahoma on May 4, 1938 to Nichodemus “Benny” and Lorean (Farmer) Arterberry.  He graduated from Cache High School and then enlisted with the Oklahoma Army National Guard serving his country from April 19, 1955 until July 24, 1956.  

Jimmy was a member and former president/test administrator of the Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club, and his call sign was N5UJB.  He was a member of Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church and former chairman of the board of trustees and church council.  He was also a troop leader of the Indiahoma Boy Scouts of America.  Jimmy worked at Arthur Manning State Fish Hatchery in Medicine Park from 1958 until 1968, was a ranch hand for Frank Rush at Craterville Park and the Rocking R Ranch in the 50’s, a welding instructor at Great Plains Vo-Tech in the 70’s and he worked at Treasure Lake Job Corps until his retirement in 1982.  

He enjoyd Ham Radio, auctions, church activities, was a collector of everything, watching wrestling and old westerns, eating Indian Tacos, Fry Bread, spending time with his friends, all of this relatives and especially his grandchildren.  

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Beatrice “Sue” Arterberry and daughter Kathy D Daniel, both of the home.  Sons Jimmy W Arterberry Jr. of Medicine Park and Ricky D. Arterberry of Indiahome.  Sisters Minnie Rhodes of Cache, Dodie Farrell of Lawton, Linda Carol Carter of Chickasha, Liz Adamson of Lawton.  Stepbrother Frankie Barkley Jr of Texas and stepsister Penny Grooms of Rush Springs.  Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Howard and Susie Roach of Cache, Harley Roach of Indiahoma, Arlene Wilson and Linda Roach of Indiahoma and Virgie Kassanavoid of Cache.  Six grandchildren Vanessa Huff, Steven Arterberry, Ricky Arterberry Jr., Joshua Arterberry, Brook Robello, Zack Daniel.  Eleven great grandchildren Faith, Caleb, Zoey, Lincoln, Jackson, Aspynn, Hinley, Kixx, Kendall, Kameron and Savannah and many other family members and friends.  

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Benny and Addie Arterberry, mother and stepfather, Lorean and Frank Barkley.  Son Terry D. Arterberry, brother George W Arterberry, sister Joyce Arterberry, mother-in-law amd father-in-law Flora (Niyah) Roach and Melvin “Poker” Roach.  Brothers-in-law Stacy Kassanavoid, Melvin “Boot” Roach and James Wilson and sister-in-law Alice Roach.

  

Published in the Lawton Constitution 
February 11, 2016
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Stewart Lance DeJournett  KE5UYM
May 25, 1949 - January 25, 2016

Stewart Lance DeJournett was born May 25, 1949 in Tucson, Arizona to Lance Howard DeJournett and Katheryn Ann Stewart DeJournett. He passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 in North Richland Hills at the age of 66. No public visitation is planned. Services will be held graveside at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. DeJournett received his Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from UT Arlington and his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He was employed at Texas Instruments, Nortel Networks and the Tarrant County Health Department.

Survivors include his wife Jalah DeJournett, one sister, Cheryl Rupley and her husband Donald and two nephews, Daniel Rupley and Christopher Rupley.
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John Franklin Teer  AK5Z
1943 - January 22, 2016  

John Franklin Teer, 73, died on January 22, 2016. A long-time resident of Harlingen, he is survived by his wife Carolyn Ann Cox Teer, his daughter, Jennifer Marlene Teer Rochte and her husband Russell, and his son Jeffrey Lawrence Teer and his wife Claudia. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Rebekah Rochte, Rachel Rochte, Sarah Rochte, Russell Rochte, III, John Rochte, Jeffrey Teer, Jr., and John Teer, and one great-grandchild, James Franklin Rochte.  

He is pre-deceased by his parents, Ewell and Lillie Teer, and his brothers, Ewell Teer, Jr., and Frederick Lawrence Teer.

Dr. Teer earned degrees from Stephen F. Austin State College and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. John began his ministry with the Methodist Church in 1963 in rural East Texas. In 1972, he was commissioned as a chaplain in the United States Army and served various assignments for the next twenty years, earning the following medals: Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Army Service Ribbon; and two Overseas Service Ribbons.   

Dr. Teer held certifications with many organizations pertaining to chaplaincy and counseling. In 1992, he moved to Harlingen to become Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at Valley Baptist Medical Center. In 2006, he retired from VBMC and maintained a small private counseling practice. After 45 years of service to The United Methodist Church, Dr. Teer retired from the Southwest Texas Conference (now Rio Texas Conference). He served as a volunteer chaplain for the McAllen sector of the FBI until his death. For fun, Dr. Teer was an FAA Certified Single and Multi-Engine Flight Instructor and an FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator and Volunteer Examiner.  

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 30, at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home from 3 pm to 5 pm. Rev. Melissa Nelson will officiate a Celebration of Life Service at First United Methodist Church of San Benito at 3 pm on Sunday, January 31. Interment will be 10 am Monday at the Rio Grande Valley State Veteran's Cemetery in Mission.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of San Benito, 400 Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas 78586 or the charity of your choice.

 

Arrangements:
Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home
710 Ed Carey Drive Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-3636
guest book www.buckashcraft.com
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Published in Valley Morning Star on Jan. 29, 2016  

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