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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Julia 'Judy' Taylor, wife of DL Clyde Taylor (training ATL)

~ IN MEMORY ~
Julia ‘Judy’ Wootan Taylor, wife of DL Clyde Taylor (Training Dept.)
November 11, 1937 ~ July 26, 2013 

Notification of the passing of Julia ‘Judy’ Taylor, wife of DL retiree Clyde Taylor. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com/    or    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/macon/obituary.aspx?n=julia-wootan-taylor&pid=166118211&fhid=3129#fbLoggedOut  Survived by her husband Clyde personal condolences may be sent to their residence at 
851 Barlow Fields Drive , Hayesville  NC 28904-8003  ...  (828) 389-1818   

Memorial services for Mrs. Taylor will be held Wednesday, July 31, at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hayesville NC.  
Thank you,
~ Carol


Mrs. Julia Wootan Taylor, age 75, of Barlow Fields Dr., Hayesville, NC passed away, Friday, July 26, 2013 in Elizabeth House Four Seasons Hospice in Flat Rock, NC following an extended illness. She was born November 11, 1937 in Atlanta, GA .......................................

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Julia Wootan Taylor of Barlow Fields Dr., Hayesville, NC passed away, Friday, July 26, 2013 following an extended illness.

She was born in Atlanta, GA to the late Joel Winn and Ruth Harper Wootan. Judy's formative years were in Macon, GA. She was a charter member of Highland Hills Baptist Church and a graduate of A. L. Miller High School. She attended Auburn University and graduated from Mercer University. For the last 15 years Judy lived in Clay County, NC. She was a Prayer Minister for Order of St. Luke Chapter and a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and inspiring sister. Her life will always be a wonderful example of Christian stewardship of mind, body and the environment.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Clyde Taylor of Hayesville, NC; children, Robertson Winn Taylor (Joyce) of Eatonton, GA, Katherine Louise Taylor of Pickens, SC; brother, James Wootan (Tina) of Macon, GA; grandchildren, John Taylor, Cal Taylor, Russ Hilburn, Taylor Hilburn and Brooks Hilburn.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with Rev. John Rice officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be greatly appreciated to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Order of St. Luke Chapter of Healing Ministry, 495 Herbert Hills Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

  .Published in The Telegraph on July 30, 2013
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On Jul 27, 2013, at 9:35, "Bob \"Mitch\" Mitchell" <paddles@tds.net> wrote:

You might want to pass this on to the Atlanta guys ............... Clyde Taylor's wife Judy passed away yesterday in hospice in Hendersonville, NC.  Clyde was in the Training Dept for a long time, and I think he retired around 1994.  I'll pass along further details as I get them.   Mitch

DL Capt. Charles F. McMichael III

Charles Felder McMichael
 
Obituary
Charles Felder McMichael Junior died July 27, 2013 of complications from lung cancer at his home in Slidell Louisiana. He was 71 when he died. Also known as "Frog", Charlie and his brother Thomas were born to Charlie Felder McMichael and Rae Thomas McMichael in Alexandria Louisiana. After Charlie's father died in World War II, Rae later remarried Griffin Connell. Charlie attended Louisiana State University where he attained a degree in 1962. From there, he went to San Diego California for Naval flight school where he fell in love with a schoolteacher named Catherine Zimmerman. Charlie had a six-year career as a Naval Aviator flying the Grumman S2 Tracker, an anti-submarine aircraft. After doing a tour of duty in Vietnam, he went on to become a flight instructor in Pensacola Florida. Charlie and Cathie wed in 1967. He left the Navy in 1968 to pursue a career in commercial aviation. Charlie was hired by Delta Airlines, and eventually settled in Slidell where he and Cathie raised their children Tad and Ashley. He retired from Delta in 2002, and continued to live in Slidell until the time of his passing. He was a devoted husband and father, as well as an avid outdoorsman. Charlie is survived by his wife Cathie, his brother Thomas, his children Tad and Ashley, and his grandchildren Jacob, Caroline, Ella, and Reed.
  .Published in The Times-Picayune from August 2 to August 4, 2013.
 
 


A celebration of Captain McMichael’s life will be held August 10th in Hammond LA. 
Please see note below and follow the link to RSVP, or call 985-662-0366. 
Thank you/Carol



Party in Memory of Charlie "Frog" McMichael
     Host:  Cathie, Ashley, Tad
     Phone:  985-662-0366
     When:  Saturday, August 10 , from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
     Where:   42140 N. Elmwood Loop , Hammond  LA 70403

Message from Host

First off, we would like to thank all of you for the support leading up to and since Frog's passing.  We have decided that a formal funeral to honor Frog just wouldn't be his style.  Instead, we would like to host a cochon de lait to share some good food, cold beer, and swap stories about the man that we all cared for so dearly.  We have chosen Saturday August 10th, as this will allow time for the shock to subside from Frog's passing and some travel time for out of towners.  Dress will be casual.  T-shirts and shorts will be fine.  Kids are welcome and there is a swimming pool behind Keith and Ashley's house where they can swim during the party. 
Some have asked where they could send flowers to honor Frog's memory.  Flowers are not of much use at a pig roast, so if you would like to do something please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in his name.  A link is provided at the bottom of this message. 

Please RSVP and let us know if you can attend so we can get the right size pig.  The party will be from 5:00 to 9:00, but it's fine if you can only stop by for a few minutes.  We also realize that there are a number of people who we didn't have email addresses for or were missed on this distribution.  Please feel free to forward to anyone else who you would like to attend.
Thanks, 
Cathie, Ashley, Tad

Link to American Cancer Society Donation Page: 


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From: THFoster6@aol.com    Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2013 7:31 PM
Subject: A PARTY IN MEMORY OF FROG McMichael


This live link should put you onto a web site that handles party invitations. It will allow you to RSVP and show a Map to the Memorial Party for Charles "Frog" McMichael.
Travis Foster

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~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Charles Felder McMichael III
June 9, 1942 ~ July 27, 2013
Word has been received with the passing of DL Capt. Charles F. McMichael, age 71.  Captain McMichael hired on with Delta 01-05-1970  and retired February 2002.  He was based MSY for much of his career, then 030/ATL in the years prior to his retirement.  Survived by his wife Catherine ‘Cathy’, personal condolences may be sent to their residence at 
110 Mossy Oaks Drive, Slidell  LA 70458-7300   ...   (985) 643-7022 
Arrangements are not yet known.  Should we hear more, we will be sure to update our BlogSpot. 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:18 AM
Subject: CHARLIE "FROG" McMICHAEL PASSED

In a message dated 7/27/2013 11:04:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time, mriley2@mac.com writes:

Travis,
I spoke with Kathy McMichael this AM. Frog passed away at approximately 8AM. Information will follow.
Thanks for keeping us informed.
Mike Riley=
I WILL FWD INFO AS I RECEIVE  IT.   TRAVIS FOSTER
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Illness - From: THFoster6@aol.com

Date: 7/26/2013 4:29:02 PM          Subject: Re: CHARLIE "FROG" McMICHAEL
In a message dated 7/26/2013 3:31:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time, carmendunphy@yahoo.com writes:
Hi Travis,
Charlie (Frog) McMichael lives across the street from me.  His wife Kathy call today saying that he is not doing well at all and she called hospice.  They are to come in today and it does not look good for him.  She would not like to have any phone calls at this time.  You may want to send cards to Frog and or Kathy.  Definitely keep them in prayer. Their address is: 
110 Mossy Oaks Drive,  Slidell, LA 70458 
Carmen Dunphy   

Monday, July 29, 2013

PNA/WAL Capt. Peter Carruthers

~ IN MEMORY ~
PNA/WAL Capt. Peter ‘Pete’ Carruthers
October 9, 1917 ~ May 14, 2013 

Born/raised in the San Francisco area, Pete was the 2nd of four children born to Charles Peter and Edith Annabelle Vail Carruthers.  From what I could find, Pete received his early pilot training from the Boeing School of Aeronautics located at Oakland Municipal Airport, circa 1935-1937.   At some point, Pete flew for Mid-Continent Airlines up until 1952 when Mid-Continent merged with Braniff, and was based MSP.  Captain Carruthers hired on with Pacific Northern Airlines  05-01-1953 and retired with Western Airlines at the mandatory age 60 in 1977.  He was based SEA, then SFO at the time of his retirement with Western.   

Survived by his wife Elaine personal condolences may be sent to
23220 N. Country Club Trail,  Scottsdale, AZ 85255-4206  ...  
 (480) 513-3152  

I was not able to locate an obituary.  If anyone has more information to add, we will be sure to post it on our blogspot.

Thank you,
~ Carol
 

Peter Carruthers: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Peter Carruthers
State of Issue: California
Date of Birth: Tuesday  October  09, 1917
Date of Death: Tuesday  May  14, 2013
Age at Death: 95 years, 7 months, 5 days

Saturday, July 27, 2013

NWA Capt. Brian A. Wise Sr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war & Desert Storm veteran, NWA Capt. Brian Anthony Wise Sr.
September 23, 1943 ~ July 17, 2013
 


Notification of the passing of Vietnam war and Desert Storm veteran, retired NWA pilot Captain Brian Anthony Wise Sr., USMC Ret., age 69.  Captain Wise hired on with Northwest 05-05-1969.  Memorial services for Captain Wise were held in Florida last Sunday July 21.  Captain Wise is survived by his wife Dorina.  The most recent residence address that I could locate was 
17968 SW 36th St., Miramar  FL 33029-1663.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home tribute website at http://obit.bpfamilycare.com/obitdisplay.html?id=1226571&listing=All  or
Thank you,
~ Carol

Obituary:
Brian A. Wise Sr. , USMC, Ret.
Brian A. Wise, Sr. USMC, Ret. , age 69, of Miramar, FL. He was "lifted up" on July 17, 2013. He served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He was then assigned to Eglin AFB in Pensacola as a helicopter instructor. After serving his country, he flew for Northwest Airlines as a Captain of 747's all over the world. Brian also was involved with transporting our troops to Iraq during the Desert Storm conflict, which earned him the rank of Lt. Col. While in retirement over the last 3-1/2 years he was a Chaplain for TGK correctional facility for young adults in South Miami, as well as an author.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Dorina, sons Brian, Jr. (Kelly), and Matthew, three grandchildren, sisters Susie Bell, Tallahassee and Jocelyn Jordan (Dr. Cesar) of Tampa, along with many loving nieces and nephews. He loved the Lord and his country.
A memorial service was held in Miramar on July 21, 2013.
  .Published in Tallahassee Democrat on July 27, 2013.

DL Capt. Russell E. Blue


~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, DL Capt. Russell Erwin Blue
January 23, 1922 ~ July 25, 2013
 

Notification of the passing of WWII veteran and retired DL pilot Captain Russell Erwin Blue, age 91.  Captain Blue hired on with Delta Air Lines 12-27-1950 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1982.  He was based Miami and later DFW at the time of his retirement.  Captain Blue was widowed in October 2002 with the passing of his wife Muriel Ann Blue. 
I believe he had most recently resided at 1620 Mayflower Ct., Rm 246 , Winter Park  FL 32792-2525.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.baldwinfairchild.com/  or
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM Tuesday, July 30, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in  Winter Park FL. 
Thank you,
~ Carol

Obituary:
Russell Erwin Blue
Russell Erwin Blue, age 91, of Oviedo, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.  He was born January 23, 1922 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a WWII veteran in the Army Air Corps and was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 32 years.
He is survived by his son, Dave Blue of Geneva; son, Tom Blue (Effie) of Satellite Beach; son, Greg Blue (Ludgard) of Victoria, British Columbia; son-in-law, Ron Bobbie (Frances) of Raleigh, N.C.; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Muriel; daughter, Joann Bobbie; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Blue.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Interment will follow at All Faith's Memorial park in Casselberry.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Comforter.
Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home Chapel, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd., Oviedo, Florida 32765, 407-366-8999.
Please view and sign the guestbook at www.baldwinfairchild.com  
  .Published in FLORIDA TODAY on July 28, 2013
SERVICES:
Funeral Mass:   Tuesday, July 30 at 10:00 AM      
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
526 North Park Avenue, Winter Park  FL 32789  ...  (407) 647-3392
Burial:
Tuesday, July 30 at 11:00 AM  
All Faiths Memorial Park , 1390 Park Drive , Casselberry  FL 32707

Thursday, July 25, 2013

SO/NWA Capt. Daniel E. Whitfield

~ IN MEMORY ~
SO/NWA Capt. Daniel E. Whitfield
May 3, 1946 ~ July 21, 2013 

Notification of the passing of SO/NWA pilot Captain Daniel ‘Danny’ E. Whitfield, age 67.  Captain Whitfield hired on with Southern 10-16-1972 and retired with Northwest Airlines.  He is survived by his daughter Lauren and her family.  Captain Whitfield had most recently resided at
1246 Spring Place Road, Rydal GA 30171.
Funeral services for Capt. Whitfield will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Woodstock Funeral Home Chapel, Woodstock GA, with visitation the evening prior.  Interment will be at the College Park Cemetery.
An online guest registry will be available at www.woodstockfuneralhome.com 
Captain Daniel Ellis Whitfield
Daniel Ellis Whitfield, a retired Northwest Airlines pilot, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 due to complications from cancer. Danny was 67. Danny was a gifted aviator, an avid sportsman, and a devoted family man. Cherished by his friends and adored by his family, everyone who met him loved him. His trademark grin and charming wit will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Ellis Roosevelt Whitfield and Shirley Scarbrough Whitfield, he was a graduate of Russell High School. At an early age, Danny learned to fly airplanes and became a flight instructor. Danny was a patient and kind teacher and his skill as an instructor later led to a career in commercial aviation. Danny fulfilled his dream of becoming an airline pilot and was hired on by Southern Airways in 1972. After a merger, Danny later flew for Northwest. Danny covered the globe in his international travels. He saw beautiful sights that few have seen, from high above the clouds. He often spoke of the awe he felt in seeing the wonder of the Earth from above.
After 34 years of service, safely transporting thousands of people all over the world, Danny retired from flying. After retirement, Danny continued to fly and his grandchildren loved seeing that yellow Piper Cub "Poppy's Plane" buzz overhead. Danny was caring and generous and focused on the needs of others. He put aside his career goals in order to ensure he had sufficient time to spend raising the love of his life, his daughter, Lauren. He spent much of his last years caring for his mother. He lived to make those around him happy, always giving of himself, no matter the cost. Danny was a dog lover and friend to animals in need. Danny supported animal shelters and donated to help care for abandoned dogs. Danny will be dearly missed by his dog, Josie, whom he took in and cared for as a stray, and his beloved grand-dogs, Millie and Lulu.
Danny loved to hunt and fish. He was an excellent shot and taught his family lessons on shooting. He went on several big hunts and his trophies, including a giant bear, were enjoyed by hundreds who visited the local hardware store near his home. He loved watching westerns and cowboy television shows from his childhood. He enjoyed watching Georgia football, the Falcons and the Braves and spent time with his family rooting for a big win.
Danny's favorite holiday was Christmas. He loved spending Christmas with his family and took the most joy in making Christmas special for his daughter and grandchildren. During the holidays, his home was always filled with the warm sounds of Christmas music. On his last Christmas, he spent hours with his grandchildren, watching the model train chug its way around the Christmas tree.
Danny is survived by his daughter, Lauren Whitfield Ray, and her husband Ryan, grandchildren, Margaret and Whit, his sister Janet W. Harris, and her husband, Fred.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Woodstock Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Russell Murray officiating.
Interment will be at the College Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 26, at the Woodstock Funeral Home.
Woodstock Funeral Home
8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-926-3107
An online guest registry is available at www.woodstockfuneralhome.com 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots: http://toysfortots.org/donate/tribute-donation.asp   
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 24, 2013

WA/DL Capt. Robert 'Bob' Lewis

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, WA/DL Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ Lewis
November 13, 1935 ~ July 19, 2013


       
Word with the passing of WA/DL Captain Bob Lewis has been received.  Captain Lewis hired on with Western Airlines  01-09-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines based SLC.  Captain Lewis was widowed seventeen years ago with the death of his wife Sharon.  He had most recently resided at 450 Evergreen Court in Danville CA.   A memorial service for Bob will be held July 25th at 2:30 PM with private burial next week. To view/sign the online guestbook please visit  http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?mobile=6601296392   
Thank you,
~ Carol


Former Lt. USN Robert Henry Lewis passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 19, 2013. He will be missed by family, friends, and former squadron mates. Robert (“Bob”) Lewis was born to a family dedicated to military service. Bob was a graduate of St. Augustine High School in San Diego, a committed family man, and a former Naval aviator. He made the Far East deployments in VF-21 aboard the USS Midway flying the F3H Demon, and also had landings on the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Oriskany and USS Lexington. His nickname in the Navy was “Taz.” After several tours of duty, in October 1962, Taz transferred to shore to instruct pilots on both the F3H Demon and the F4H Phantom at NAS Miramar. Bob left the Navy as a Lieutenant and went to work for Western Airlines, which then became Delta Airlines. He retired as a Captain after 27 years of safe flights and soft landings.  A memorial mass will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, July 25 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, 2601 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, San Ramon CA. The following week, a private burial, with military honors, will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery ................. 

From: Dick Deeds    Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 7:11 PM   Subject: Passing of Bob Lewis

Our fellow Western pilot, Bob Lewis flew West on Friday, July 19th.  The funeral is Thursday, July 25th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Here's the link to the info that I have.  

Hal


Obituary
Courage, duty, commitment, valor, humility, humor. Those are just a few of the words that describe and honor the values held by Robert H. Lewis. Former Lt. USN Robert Henry Lewis passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 19, 2013. He will be missed by family, friends, and former squadron mates. Robert (“Bob”) Lewis was born to a family dedicated to military service. Bob was a graduate of St. Augustine High School in San Diego, a committed family man, and a former Naval aviator. He made the Far East deployments in VF-21 aboard the USS Midway flying the F3H Demon, and also had landings on the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Oriskany and USS Lexington. His nickname in the Navy was “Taz.” After several tours of duty, in October 1962, Taz transferred to shore to instruct pilots on both the F3H Demon and the F4H Phantom at NAS Miramar. Bob left the Navy as a Lieutenant and went to work for Western Airlines, which then became Delta Airlines. He retired as a Captain after 27 years of safe flights and soft landings. On June 15, 1963 he married Sharon Daniels of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They went on to have 3 children - Anne, Susan and Barbara, and built a life together in Danville, CA. Bob is survived by his 3 children, his 3 grandchildren, Kate, Abby, and Emily Primm, and his son-in-law, Jon Primm, of Elk Grove, CA. Bob held Jon in very high esteem. Bob is preceded in death by his amazing wife, Sharon, along with his mother, Anna Miller Lewis, and father, Joseph R. Lewis of San Diego. He is also survived by many great friends including Dick Glover of Gardnerville, NV, Joe Barbour of Danville, John Newlin USN (retired), Dick Anderson USN (retired), and Frank Conklin USN (retired). In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Bob was a quiet man, who held his emotions close, but helping the needy was a cause he was committed to for many years. Donations can be made at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/foodbankccs A memorial mass will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, July 25 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, 2601 San Ramon Valley Boulevard. The following week, a private burial, with military honors, will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette. The Naval Aviator's Prayer Lord, guard and guide the men who fly Through the great spaces of the sky. Be with them always in the air, In darkening storms or sunlight fair Oh hear us when we lift our prayer For those in peril in the air.
Funeral Information
Services:   A memorial mass will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, July 25 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, 2601 San Ramon Valley Boulevard.
Interment:   A private burial, with military honors, will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette.
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Sharon R. Lewis: Newspaper Obituary

San Ramon Valley Times (CA) - Tuesday, July 9, 1996

March 11, 1936 July 6, 1996

Sharon Lewis, a 22-year resident of Danville, died Saturday at Mt. Diablo Medical Center in Concord. She was 60.
The native of Sioux Falls, S.D., also lived seven years in San Lorenzo. She was a homemaker for 33 years and a classroom aide for children with special needs at Rancho Romero School in Alamo.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Robert Lewis; daughters, Susan Lewis of Danville, Barbara Lewis of San Ramon and Anne Lewis of Los Angeles; and brothers, James Daniels of San Lorenzo and Richard Daniels of Madison, S.D.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. and visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave., Walnut Creek. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette.
Memorial gifts: American Cancer Society, 1700 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612

Sunday, July 21, 2013

DL Capt. James E. Lawrence

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, DL Capt. James Edwin Lawrence Jr.
July 19, 1924 – July 18, 2013


     

Notification of the passing of WWII veteran, retired DL pilot and Delta Golden Wings member Captain James ‘Jim’ Edwin Lawrence Jr.  Captain Lawrence passed just one day shy of his 89th birthday.  He was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine ‘Jeri’ who passed in August 2004.  Captain Lawrence hired on with Delta 09-02-1952 and retired in 1984 at the mandatory 60, based DFW. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit   http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=James-Lawrence&lc=2348&pid=165928384&mid=5606359  Funeral services will be held July 24th at 10:00 AM with visitation the evening prior at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington TX.  Captain Lawrence had most recently resided at 2321 Perryland Drive, Arlington  TX 76013-4841. 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 

Obituary :
James E. Lawrence, 88, of Arlington passed away peacefully at home Thursday, July 18, 2013. Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission Arlington. James was born in Wichita, Kan., on July 19, 1924. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. He married Geraldine "Jeri" Duckett on Feb. 15, 1944. James was a Delta Air Lines pilot and a member of Mayfield Road Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Marauder Men of the Metroplex. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jeri; parents, James E. Sr. and Leone Lawrence; and sister, Dorothy Harrell.  Survivors: Daughter, Linda Snoddy; son, James E. Lawrence III; sister-in-law, Bea Stiles Meals; two nephews; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and treasured friends.
.Published in Star-Telegram on July 21, 2013

Visitation:  Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington  TX 76012 

Funeral Service:  Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10:00am
Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington  TX 76012  ...  (817) 275-2711
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Geraldine D. Lawrence: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Geraldine D. Lawrence
Date of Birth: Sunday  March  12, 1922
Date of Death: Friday  August  13, 2004
Age at Death: 82 years, 5 months, 1 days
Last known residence:   City:  Arlington
County:  Tarrant State:  Texas 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

PAA/DL pilot Paul Q. Cotton

~ IN MEMORY ~
PAA/DL retired pilot Paul Quinton Cotton
July 18, 1936 - July 16, 2013




Notification of the passing of retired pilot Paul Quinton Cotton, nearing age 77 at the time of his passing.  I believe Paul hired on with Pan American 03-14-1966.  The obituary notes that  “Mr. Cotton was a pilot for 38 years with Delta/Pan Am Airlines”.  I’m not sure of his retirement date with Delta however the April 2001 issue of DeltaDigest notes his 35th year anniversary and lists him as Second Officer based 030/ATL.  

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at www.snowsmacon.com 
Paul is survived by his wife Ruthie and had most recently resided at
8397 Saxony Drive , Macon  GA 31220-6744

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Monday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. at Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon   with a visitation immediately following.    

To view the family photo gallery and sign the guestbook please visit http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Paul-Cotton&lc=4760&pid=165899410&mid=5604182  
Thank you,
~ Carol


Life Story: 

Paul Quinton Cotton, 76, passed away on Tuesday, July 16th in Macon. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, with a visitation immediately following. The Reverend Roger Dickerson will officiate. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Agape Village, 4580 N. Mumford Road, Macon 31210. 

Mr. Cotton was born in Macon and preceded in death by his parents, Josephine Garrett Cotton and Dick Cotton.

Mr. Cotton had a zeal for life. Whether he was riding his Harley, skiing a slalom course, or watching the sunset across Lake Tobesofkee, he was grateful for his time with family and friends. Mr. Cotton was a pilot for 38 years with Delta/Pan Am Airlines. 

Mr. Cotton is survived by his wife, Ruthie Cotton of Macon, two daughters and sons-in-law, Kristan Cotton Moore (Patrick) of Atlanta; and Kailey Cotton Gorbold (Paul) of Vail, Colorado; grandchildren, Matthew Moore, McCaidan Moore and Baby Gorbold due on August 3; and sister, Joann Kendrick-Holmes. 

Visit www.snowsmacon.com  to express tributes.

Snow's Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.  

Celebration of Life
Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:30am
Snow's Memorial Chapel
746 Cherry Street
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 743-7417 

Visitation:  Snow's Memorial Chapel
746 Cherry Street , Macon  GA 31201

Monday, July 15, 2013

DL Capt. Thomas F. Murray

~ IN MEMORY ~
Korean war veteran, DL Capt. Thomas F. Murray
July 9, 1929 ~ July 13, 2013

Notification of the passing of retired DL pilot Captain Thomas Francis Murray, age 84.  Captain Murray hired on with Delta Air Lines 12-03-1956 and retired 03-01-1989, based Atlanta.  After his retirement with Delta, he continued flying 7 more years as a volunteer pilot for mercy flights with Christian Air Ministry out of Griffin, GA.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan GA with visitation the evening prior. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at   http://www.higginshillcrestchapel.com/  or

Survived by his wife Emily Joyce, personal condolences may be sent to the Murray family at  50 Gables Way , Newnan  GA 30265-5529   ...   (770) 253-7363 

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Thomas F. Murray of Newnan, died on July 13, 2013. Captain Murray retired from Delta Airlines in 1989 after 33 years of flying numerous aircraft. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Emily Joyce Murray; sons, Matthew Murray (Lori) and Timothy Murray; grandchildren, Alex Murray, Kayla Murray, Lucy Tucker, Luke Murray, and Olivia Murray; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wally and Mary Griswell. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel; interment Crestlawn Memorial Park at 2:00. Family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Monday, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, anyone desiring may make a memorial gift to Georgia Agape, Inc., 3094 Mercer University Dr., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30341. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723. 
.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 15, 2013
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Murray, Tom  

Mr. Thomas F., Murray, age 84 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on July 13, 2013.  He was born in New York City on July 9, 1929 to the late Ruth and Tom Murray.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by an infant son, Michael Wallace Murray.  Mr. Murray served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He was discharged in 1952 as a S.Sgt-NCOIC from the MATS outfit as an aircraft propeller specialist.  He enrolled at Georgia Tech in 1953.  He received his degree in Aeronautical Engineering in September 1956 and was hired by Delta Air Lines as a pilot in December 1956.  He flew numerous aircraft during his 33 year career and retired in 1989 at Captain on the L-1011.  He was a Line-Check Airman his last two years and "Senior Line-Check Airman" his last year with Delta Air Lines.  Captain Murray continued flying 7 more years as a volunteer pilot for mercy flights with Christian Air Ministry out of Griffin, GA.  He was a devoted, loving husband, father, and grandfather and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emily Joyce Murray; sons, Matthew Murray and his wife Lori and Timothy Murray; grandchildren, Alex Murray, Kayla Murray, Lucy Tucker, Luke Murray, and Olivia Murray; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wally and Mary Griswell.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with interment to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Crestlawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, July 15, 2013, 6-8 p.m..  In lieu of flowers, anyone desiring may make a memorial gift to Georgia Agape, Inc, 3094 Mercer University Dr., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30341 to help provide foster or adoptive homes for neglected, abused, and unwanted children.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tyler Johnson, son of WA/DL Capt. Scott L. Johnson

~ IN MEMORY ~
Tyler Johnson, son of WA/DL Capt. Scott L. Johnson 

I have limited information....please forgive any errors...but I believe Tyler Scott Johnson was born July 6, 1984 and passed June 24, 2013 ... nearing his 29th birthday.  To the best of my knowledge arrangements were handled by  
Mills & Mills Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Tumwater WA.  Survived by his father WA/DL Captain Scott L. Johnson, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
5219  58th AVE. SE ,  OLYMPIA  WA 98513-5085    ...   (360) 413-0041 

Please see memo below...... to honor Tyler’s life, please consider a memorial gift in Tyler’s name to the DPCF/Delta Pilots Charitable Fund.  Established in 1999, the DPCF supports nonprofits that provide services to children in Delta hub cities.  Their website is  http://www.dpcf.humanitycode.com/   with more information on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DPCFAtlanta    Their mailing address: 
100 HARTSFIELD CENTER PKWY STE 800 , ATLANTA  GA 30354-1356 

Should we receive corrections or further information from the Johnson family, we will be sure to post it.
Thank you,
~ Carol 

 
From: Dick Deeds  Date: 7/10/2013 9:23:57 PM
Subject: Passing of Scott Johnson’s son Tyler 

First, my sympathies and condolences to Scott on the loss of his son.
I received this message:


From a friend, Capt. Scott Johnson:
Please post that my son Tyler Johnson passed and that I loved so much.
In his honor contribution to the Delta Pilot Charitable Fund in Tyler Johnson name .
Thank you Scotty Johnson

Talking with Scott tonight he asked that I pass along how grateful he is for the support that he has received from the WAL/DAL pilots. If you care to send a card or talk with Scott, here is his info:
Scott Johnson
5219 58th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98513

NC/RC/NWA pilot Alexander McQuary ‘Bill’ Banks

~ IN MEMORY ~
(follow up story below)
Navy veteran, NC/RC (NWA) Alexander McQuary ‘Bill’ Banks
February 5, 1923 ~ July 12, 2013




Notification of the passing of retired pilot Alexander McQuary ‘Bill’ Banks, age 90.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.washburn-mcreavy.com/ 
Survived by his wife Lucille ‘Lucy’, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
9758 Gable Drive , Eden Prairie  MN 55347-4329  ...   (952) 974-3402

Obituary for Alexander McQuary "Bill" Banks

Born February 5, 1923 and peacefully passed away July 12, 2013 at home. Bill is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lucy; his son, Robert Banks & wife Sandy; daughters, Roberta Banks, Marcia Banks and Shelley LeTendre. "Grandpa Bill" has four grandchildren, Brian Banks, Brittany Banks, Bradley Banks and Melita Jampol & husband Thaddeus. Zoe Jampol is his great-granddaughter. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Joe Kraws. During Bill's extended stay in the hospital, he spent many hours remembering those people whose paths he felt so fortunate to have crossed. The timeline extended from his days as a Navy Lieutenant, to the beginning of his airline career in 1948 with Wisconsin Central Airlines (later North Central Airlines then Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines). He also had fond remembrances of business associates through his ownership of the W.R. Ringheim Company, Inc., his racquetball buddies at the Decathlon Athletic Club, and golfing friends at the Minneapolis Golf Club. Bill's wishes are being honored with a private funeral, and burial at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Please take a moment to remember your special "Billyism," and if you wish, you may send memorials to the Animal Care Center of St. John, PO Box 429, St. John, USVI 00831.
 www.Washburn-McReavy.com  Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400
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Alexander McQuary "Bill'' Banks AIRLINE PILOT, HARDWARE STORE OWNER Veteran aviator saw airlines evolve : Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Deceased Name: Alexander McQuary "Bill'' Banks AIRLINE PILOT, HARDWARE STORE OWNER Veteran aviator saw airlines evolve

Alexander McQuary "Bill" Banks, a U.S. Navy aviator during World War II, was the last surviving pilot of the original 16 who began flying for Wisconsin Central Airlines, an ancestor to three Twin Cities-based carriers.

Banks, who was 90 and had resided for many years in Bloomington, died July 12, after an extended hospital stay. In recent years, he and his wife, Lucy, split their residence between St. John, Virgin Islands, and Eden Prairie.
Banks was born and raised in Chicago, attended school there and enlisted in the Navy two months after the Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack. After his flight training, he first served as a flight instructor in Texas, then in a divebombing squadron. He later piloted military transport planes in the Admiralty Islands and the Philippines.
In 1948, after leaving the Navy, he took a job with start-up regional airline Wisconsin Central, based in Madison, Wis. Banks was chosen — by drawing straws — as its senior captain, said Matt Ruper, who later served as a pilot for the airline.
Over his long career, Banks witnessed the airline industry's evolution from propellers to jets and the gradual consolidation of small, regional carriers into major U.S. airlines.
Wisconsin Central initially flew twin-propeller, nine-seat Lockheed 10As on routes in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Ruper said. The planes were so small that they had no flight attendants, so the pilot did double duty assisting passengers to their seats.
Some of the planes were less than perfectly maintained. Once, Banks touched down at the Milwaukee airport when the sole passenger tapped him on the shoulder to say, "I hate to bother you, sir, but the cabin door is missing." After parking the plane, Banks and the co-pilot retrieved the door from the runway, wired it on and resumed the flight, according to Robert J. Serling's book, "Ceiling Unlimited: The Story of North Central Airlines."
Wisconsin Central, with its famous logo of the flying duck on the planes' tails, later merged and became North Central Airlines, then Republic Airlines, which was taken over by Northwest Airlines, itself eventually acquired by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.
Banks flew DC-9 and Boeing 727 jets during his career, and retired in 1982. He had 32,588 flying hours.
His widow, Lucy, who met him when she worked as a flight attendant, said he had an unblemished flying record. "He always said, 'I never hurt anybody or dented any metal,' '' she said.
In 1980, Banks and a partner purchased commercial hardware distributor W.R. Ringheim Co. of St. Louis Park, and he eventually became sole owner until selling the business in 2010. The company once employed up to 10 people, but it later scaled back its business to warehousing and employed about half that, said Larry Hendricks, the company's vice president.
Banks, whose first wife, Ruth, preceded him in death, is survived by their three children, Robert of Apple Valley, Roberta of San Diego and Marcia of Phoenix; stepdaughter Shelley LeTendre of St. John, Virgin Islands; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Services were private. 
 
 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

SO/NWA pilot John Cyrus MacGregor Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
Air Force veteran, SO/NWA pilot John Cyrus MacGregor Jr.
April 3, 1942 ~ July 11, 2013 

Notification of the passing of retired Southern/NWA pilot John Cyrus MacGregor, age 71.  A memorial service will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mowellfuneralhome.com/ 

Survived by his wife Janet personal condolences may be sent to the family at
108 Rosemont , Peachtree City  GA 30269-1453  ...   (770) 486-9230 

Life Legacy:
John Cyrus MacGregor, 71, of Peachtree City, passed away July 11, 2013. He was a native of West Point, GA. John became an eagle scout while still in high school. He graduated from Emory University and later joined the United States Air Force. After his military service he became a pilot with Southern Airways and later retired with Northwest Airlines. He was a member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church and the Monday Friday Golf Group at Cannongate.

He is survived by his wife Janet MacGregor of Peachtree City, GA; sons Robert (Elizabeth) MacGregor of Salt Lake City, UT and Scott (Shannon) MacGregor of Augusta, GA; step-sons Brad (Melanie) Flowers of Wake Forest, NC and Bill Flowers & Ernest Chandler of Albany, GA; grandchildren Sydney & John MacGregor and Will & Drew Flowers.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

DL Capt. James Melton Mangham


~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. James Melton Mangham
July 23, 1938 ~ June 30, 2013

                     



Captain Mangham hired on with Delta Air Lines 10-03-1966 and retired 03-01-1997, based 030/DFW.  Captain Mangham was 74 years of age at the time of his passing.  Services were held July 8th in Texas.
Survived by his wife Doris personal condolences may be sent to 
5811 Bridge Point Drive ,  McKinney  TX 75070-5371  ...   (972) 529-1201
Doris may also be reached at dorismeadmangham@gmail.com  
Thank you,
~ Carol


From: PCN DEATH Notice Mgr Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:36 PM
Subject:  Death of Ret Delta Capt James Melton Mangham

Ret. Delta Capt James Melton Mangham
Capt James Melton Mangham
July 23, 1938 -- June 30, 2013
We are saddened to hear the news concerning the passing of Capt James Mangham.  Please note his spouse Doris' address below for sending condolences.  Thank you.
Obit:
James Melton Mangham, retired airline pilot, age 74 of McKinney, Texas passed away June 30, 2013.  He was born July 23, 1938 in Vivian, Louisiana to Curtis and Verna (Craver) Mangham.  On May 30, 1969 he married Doris Jean Mead in Dallas, Texas.  He was educated in the Shreveport, Louisiana public schools and Louisiana Tech University.
After leaving college he entered the Marine Corp Navy Flight Training program and earned his commission in December of 1962.  He flew the T34, T28, F9F Cougar.  He later flew the F8U Crusader.  He spent over a year in Vietnam.  He left the service in 1966 with the rank of Captain to join Delta Airlines where he flew many different aircraft over his thirty-one years with them.  He retired as a Captain of the Boeing 757/767 in 1997.
Please see full Obit and other information at Flight West Blog:  http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/ 
Mark Sztanyo
PCN Dir
From: Homestead   Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:59 AM

Obit    
James Melton Mangham, retired airline pilot, age 74 of McKinney, Texas passed away June 30, 2013.  He was born July 23, 1938 in Vivian, Louisiana to Curtis and Verna (Craver) Mangham.  On May 30, 1969 he married Doris Jean Mead in Dallas, Texas.  He was educated in the Shreveport, Louisiana public schools and Louisiana Tech University.

After leaving college he entered the Marine Corp Navy Flight Training program and earned his commission in December of 1962.  He flew the T34, T28, F9F Cougar.  He later flew the F8U Crusader.  He spent over a year in Vietnam.  He left the service in 1966 with the rank of Captain to join Delta Airlines where he flew many different aircraft over his thirty-one years with them.  He retired as a Captain of the Boeing 757/767 in 1997.

After his retirement (to the golf course) he spent several happy years indulging this passion.  He also enjoyed woodworking and restoring antique clocks.

Jim amazed everyone in the way he lived his life after his cancer diagnosis.  He lived his last days with courage, grace and dignity and of course his dry wit that entertained those around him.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Mead Mangham of McKinney, Texas, daughter Kay Mangham of McKinney, Texas. Sisters, Diane Blake and Husband Jerry of Graham, Texas, Janice Thompson and husband, John of Keller, Texas, brother-in-law, Lawrence Morton and wife, Linda of Keithville, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Stephen (Steve) Mangham; parents, Curtis and Verna Mangham and sister, LaReva Morton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday July 8, 2013 at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 400 N. College Street, McKinney, Texas 75069 with Father Michael Hoffman officiating.  Pallbearers will be Richard Anderson, Kenneth Brown, Charles Scimeca, Larry Spencer, Richard Quinlan and Joe Younger.

Interment with military honors will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas

In lieu of flowers the family request donations in his memory be given to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Father Michael’s Discretionary Fund) or Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Foundation GERA Program, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, Minn. 55905


Capt James Melton Mangham
July 23, 1938 -- June 30, 2013
We are saddened to hear the news concerning the passing of Capt James Mangham.  Please note his spouse Doris' address below for sending condolences.  Thank you. 
In lieu of flowers the family request donations in his memory be given to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Father Michael’s Discretionary Fund) or Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Foundation GERA Program, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, Minn. 55905

Living spouse Doris:
 Doris Mangham
  1 972-529-1201
5811 Bridgepoint
McKinney, tx  75070

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