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Monday, April 6, 2020

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Randall Lee Sohn

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Randall Lee Sohn
February 1, 1934 – April 1, 2020

This news was received from the RNPA group… the passing of retired North Central/Republic/Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Randy Sohn, age 86.  A brief death notice is available online at  
More of Capt. Sohn’s bio and career information is available on Facebook at
Long time CAF Colonel and the man who helped fly FIFI out of China Lake back in 1971, Randy Sohn, has flown west. Please take a moment to watch this video from his induction to the CAF Hall of Fame to learn a little about a remarkable man who will be dearly missed.

Randy Sohn was a Minnesota aviation, warbird, and CAF legend. He flew most every warbird we see gracing the skies today, including the B-29 FIFI out of China lake. Randy was a wonderful teacher and passed along his warbird knowledge in the form of his warbird notes. Blue skies Randy.

For those wishing to send a personal note, the family’s most recent address is listed in whitepages as
7621 W 136th St.,  Savage MN 55378-1738.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

DL Capt. Carl Edward Williams, Jr.

USAF veteran, DL Capt. Carl Edward Williams, Jr.
February 23, 1929 - April 3, 2020

Friends have notified us with news of the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Carl Edward Williams, Jr., age 91.  Friends write:  “He lived with Alzheimer's disease for 12 or more years.  About 3 months ago he moved from the independent living section of Wesley Woods to The Gardens, the memory care section.  Two weeks ago he had a stroke and was in hospice care for about 7 days prior to his death.”  Captain Williams joined Delta Air Lines 07-09-1956 and retired with Delta in 1989, based ATL.  He is survived by his wife Edna ‘Eddy’ and his children plus many other family members.
To view the obituary online and sign the guestbook please visit
The obituary is also available online at
For this wishing to send a personal note, Eddy’s mailing address is
100 Lindsey Barron Dr.
Apartment 110-W
Newnan, GA 30263
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary……………… Carl Edward Williams, Jr.
Carl Edward Williams, Jr. died peacefully on April 3, 2020 at the age of 91. He was born Feb. 23, 1929 in Sanford, FL to the late Carl Williams, Sr. and Mary Williams. He graduated from Seminole High School then attended Florida State University and graduated from Murray State University in KY where he met his wife, Edna Alexander Williams. He graduated, married and became a pilot for the Air Force during the Korean War. He hired on with Delta Airlines in 1956, which brought him to Atlanta then to Newnan in 1967. He faithfully flew for Delta for 33 years before retiring in 1989.
Carl is survived by his wife, Eddy Williams, who still resides in Newnan, and his children-Dirk Williams from Waupaca, WI and Carla Williams Fowler and her spouse, Keith Fowler who live in Clear Lake Shores, TX. He is also survived by his sister, Faye Williams Carson from Lake Mary, FL and her children-Mike Lodge, Terry Lodge and Carmel Lodge Morelli and their families.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckoon.com
Carl became an active resident in Coweta County. He was elected to the school board in the 70s and helped with the consolidation and integration of the city and county schools. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, the Newnan Country Club and Kiwanis. After he retired he enjoyed volunteering to drive the church bus and the Wesley Woods bus.
Carl will be remembered for his love of people and his love of life. He loved to have fun and make people laugh. He spoke honestly to people and easily connected with them. He loved his family and loved his God. He will be extremely missed!
A celebration of life event will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, 5671 GA-122, Hahira, GA 31632 or Newnan First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville St. Newnan, GA 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

DL Capt. James Hardy ‘Jim’ Fields

Military veteran, DL Capt. James Hardy ‘Jim’ Fields, age 95
February 27, 1925 - March 31, 2020

Please see all available information below.  Obituary may also be viewed online at
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

From: David L. Roberts <robertsDL@mindspring.com> Sent: Wednesday, April 1
Thank you to retired Crew Scheduler Ms.Doris Davidson who called me this morning with the sad news of the death of retired Delta Captain James H. Fields, 95.  Captain Jim was born 2/27/1925 and hired by Delta 8/30/1950.  Ms. Doris said she was called by Mrs. Carolyn Fields, Jim's wife, who told her that Jim died about 8:00 pm last night, 3/31/2020.  He had been quite ill for some time and had been in hospice care at their home, but death was due to natural causes she said.  The funeral home told her that they were limited to only ten persons at a funeral so there will only be a graveside service for just family members.
For those wishing to send a personal note of condolence, the address is:
     Mrs. James H. Fields
     P.O. Box 915
     Palmetto, GA 30268-0915
or email Fields Carolyn  chf1234@aol.com 

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James Hardy (Jim) Fields
February 27, 1925 - March 31, 2020

Mr. James Hardy (Jim) Fields of Newnan passed away March 31, 2020. Jim was a retired L-1011 captain with Delta Airlines after 35 years of service and was a U.S. Veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps. He was preceded in death by his son, Andy Fields and is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hale Fields; children, Steve Fields and his wife, Cookie of Texas; Ken Fields and his wife, Elizabeth of Marietta; Mary Catherine Fields of Atlanta; grandchildren, Brian Fields, Jenny Fields and her husband, Brandon, Melissa Latil and her husband, Nathan, Stephanie Rittenhouse and her husband, Trey; great grandchildren, Oliver, Ian, Noah, Elle, Jake, Harper, Ritt, Dalton, Wyatt; special friends, Aubrey Burnette and Frank Jones. Due to recent public health concerns a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Those wishing may sign the online guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com
Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory. 770-964-4800

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

WA/DL Capt. Sammy Lee Frank

Military veteran, WA/DL Capt. Sammy Lee Frank
July 31, 1939 ~ March 17, 2020

Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Capt. Sammy Lee Frank, age 80.  Captain Frank joined Western Airlines 08-21-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1999, based 030/PDX at time of retirement.  He is survived by his wife Wanda, his children plus grand- and great grandchildren.
Obituary information is available online at
Obituary below notes that a Celebration of Life event will be held at a later date.
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
182 Silver Falls Dr SE , Silverton, OR 97381.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary……………………… Sammy Lee Frank , 80, formerly of Laurel and Billings, passed away at his home in Silverton, Oregon, on March 17, 2020.

Sam was born in Billings, Montana, on July 31, 1939. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1957 and attended Eastern Montana College. He joined the Navy, and in 1961, married Norma Frank; together, they had three children: Becky, Wendy, and Barry. After military service, Sam became a pilot with Western/Delta Airlines and flew throughout the US and internationally. On his days off, he enjoyed fishing, motorcycle riding, woodworking, and coaching Little League.

In 1981 Sam married Wanda Zweigart and adopted her children: Cindy, David, Cheryl, and Sheila. They lived in Billings for seven years before moving to her family farm in Oregon. When Sam retired from Delta, he became a CAD drafter, designing homes and serving with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed entertaining his grandkids on the farm.

Sam is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, and children: Cindy Kott (Greg), Mercer Island, Washington; Cheryl Kostuk (Arthur), Stevensville, Montana; Rebecca Stuhlmiller (Jeff), Federal Way, Washington; David Zweigart (Carla), Beaverton, Oregon; Wendy Fenderson (Kevan), Highland Village, Texas; Sheila Horn (Collin), Silverton, Oregon; 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; his sister, Rickie Little, and brother, Douglas Frank, and many nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Lydia Frank, and son Barry Frank, with whom he shared a birthday.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the future.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

GAYLE SKAGGS, wife of DL Capt. Wayne Skaggs

GAYLE SKAGGS, wife of DL Capt. Wayne Skaggs
January 2, 1941 – March 29, 2020

Word has reached us with the passing of Gayle Skaggs, wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta Air Lines pilot Capt. Wayne Skaggs.  Gayle is survived by her husband Wayne and their children. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana, Texas. 
A brief notice of death has been posted online by the funeral home at
For those wishing to send a personal note to the family, that mailing address is
171 Bull Run Drive, Streetman, TX 75859.  Captain Skaggs may also be reached by email at wskaggs@valornet.com   
A Celebration of Life event for Gayle will be held at a later date.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN