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Friday, December 28, 2018

NWA/DL F/O Randall William Adams

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, Comair/NWA/DL  F/O Randall William Adams
March 14, 1956 ~ December 16, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of Northwest/Delta Air Lines F/O Randall ‘Randy’ William Adams, age 62.  F/O Adams’ seniority date is listed as 02-16-1996, based DTW.  As noted in his obituary below, a Mass of Christian burial will be held January 26th at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida followed by burial with Full Military Honors at Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
To view Randy’s obituary online, please visit
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary............F/O Randy Adams
After a hard fought battle with an aggressive cancer, Randall William Adams, 62, of Boca Raton, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 peacefully with his daughters Kaitlyn Marie, Sarah Victoria, Emily Fay and loved ones by his side.
 
Randy was a devoted father who had a great impact on his family and the world around him. He was born in Miami, Florida to mother Julia Moore Snyder and father William R. Adams, who both predeceased him. Randy grew up mainly in Ridgefield Connecticut in a large extended family with 4 sisters and 4 brothers.
 
Randy attended Ridgefield High School & graduated from Central Connecticut State University. Upon graduating he was
 
commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army where he served proudly for 8 years until his Honorable Discharge. He then moved to Florida where he raised his family in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He continued to serve his country in the United States Coast Guard as an aviator, flying the HH65 Dolphin helicopter and retired as Lt. Commander. It was in the service where he followed his lifelong dream of flying. This love of flying led to a career as a commercial airline pilot where he proudly flew for ComAir , Northwest and lastly Delta Airlines as First Officer.
 
Randy loved all his family and was a true patriot to his country. He proudly flew the American Flag outside his home and on practically everything he owned. Randy was a devout Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, even naming his dog "Brady" after the Patriots quarterback! He was an avid boater, skier and was a great cook (his ribs and chicken wings were outstanding!). Randy had a fun-loving personality and touched so many throughout his life -with lifelong friends from every part of his life.
 
After learning that his cancer returned in March 2018 Randy was optimistic he would beat it. Randy remained brave, even throughout his final days.
 
Randy is survived by his three daughters as well as sisters Sally, Heidi, Beth & Suzy and brothers Scott, Billy, Mike and predeceased John as well as sisters-in-law Jen & Shannon, brothers-in-law John, Bob & Neil & numerous nieces & nephews
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 701 North Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 and Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hollywood.
 
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to charities close to Randys heart:
 
The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or online at   www.jimmyfund.org 
 
The Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or online at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
 

The Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221 or online at www.guidedogs.com.

NC/RC/NWA James ‘Ron’ Irwin

~ IN MEMORY ~
NC/RC/NWA James ‘Ron’ Irwin
September 11, 1944 - September 29, 2018 
 
Belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired North Central/Republic/Northwest Airlines pilot James ‘Ron’ Irwin, age 74.  Captain Irwin is survived by his wife Cheryl, their children and grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Captain Irwin’s obituary notes that private services were held.
If more news is received we will be sure to pass it along....updates/corrections are always appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
 
Obituary.................... Irwin, James        
Captain James “Ron“ Irwin (ret.) died quietly in his sleep on September 29, 2018. Born to Wes and Helen Irwin in Baxter Springs, Kansas September 11, 1944. He was also much loved by his grandmother Virginia "Virgie" Burrows. Surviving family members include his wife Cheryl Cloud, two sons, Jon wife/Jill and Jaye wife/Jody all of Connecticut, two grandsons Quinn and Cole, and brother Doug and wife Judy of Milwaukee.
 
Ron had over 40 years flying experience first as an instructor and chief pilot for Texas Aeronautics and Martin Aviation while pursuing a passion for flying that led him to North Central and Republic Airlines before retiring from Northwest Airlines in 2004 after 30 years of service.
 
Private services were held. Pending memorial gathering for a celebration of life to be announced.
 
Donations may be made to NRA, Ruffed Grouse Society and/or Trout Unlimited.
 
For further information please call 312-421-0936.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

(NWA) Capt. William B. White

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, (NWA) Capt. William Burns White
February 18, 1935 ~ August 5, 2018
 
Belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired (NWA) pilot Captain William B. White.  Captain White’s obituary may be viewed online at
Our information is very limited.  Any additional career information and/or corrections are always appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
ALPA White, William B,      Captain in Aug 2018  Dec-18
Obituary.............
William Burns White, born Feb. 18, 1935, in Miami, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
 
He grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Ridgefield High School in 1952 and then attended Rutgers University on an athletic scholarship. He was a member of ROTC, and after graduation in 1956, continued on to serve nine years in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot. He was employed as a commercial airline pilot and retired as a captain after 26 years of service. He was an avid reader, loved hiking and exploring, and was a voracious collector of antiques.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel; and step-daughter Colleen.
 
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbra White; daughters, Tara and Laura; son, Bill; step-daughter, Angela; grandchildren, Travis, Kelli, Samantha, Makena, Mandy, Alyssa, Cassy, Wesley, Ryan, Tyler, and Rachel; and great-grandson, Alaric. He will truly be missed, but will remain forever in our hearts.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Childhelp, www.childhelp.org/donate.
 

Information provided by survivors.

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Alan Dale Morphew

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Alan Dale Morphew
October 04, 1930 - October 22, 2017
 
 
Very belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired North Central/Republic Airlines (NWA) pilot Captain Alan Dale Morphew, age 87.  
Captain Morphew’s obituary may still be viewed online at the funeral home website
No other information is available. 
Captain Morphew had resided in Lakeville, Minnesota at the time of his passing.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
OBITUARY..............Alan D. Morphew
-- Morphew, Alan D.,  age 87 of Lakeville passed away October 22, 2017. Alan proudly served his country in the US Air National Guard for 10 years and was called to duty during the Korean War. He then flew for North Central/Republic Airlines for 30 years before his retirement. Alan is preceded in death by his sister, Joyce (Roger) Livermore. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, JoAnn; children, Dale, Dean (Patricia), David (Theresa), Peter (Mary), Bruce (Jeri) Morphew; 8 grandchildren and sister, Gloria Jean (Lee) Mason, also by other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at White Funeral Home Chapel, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley (952-432-2001) with visitation 1 hr. prior to service. Private interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials will be donated to Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing or Highview Hills. Condolences: whitefuneralhomes.com
 
 
 

 

RC/NWA Capt. Roger Leo Charbonneau

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, RC/NWA Captain Roger Leo Charbonneau
December 24, 1941 ~ August 29, 2018

Belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired Republic/Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Roger Leo Charbonneau, age 76.
Captain Charbonneau’s obituary may be viewed online at (note: this site indicates correct year of birth as 1941)
Also at
Captain Charbonneau resided in Florida at the time of his passing. 
No other information is available at this time.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
OBITUARY...............Roger L. Charbonneau 

 - Roger L. Charbonneau, 76, died on August 29, 2018 at home after a long battle with Mesothelioma. Roger was born in Worcester, MA on December 24, 1942. He was the son of the late John and Rita (Frigon) Charbonneau. He is survived by his son Noel Charbonneau and his wife Wannapha of Bangkok, Thailand, Noel's mother Anne, his brother Ronald Charbonneau and his wife Marilyn of Davidson, NC, sister Janet Prunier and her husband Adrien of Grafton, MA and many nieces and nephews and close friends. He graduated from South High in Worcester, Embry Institute of Aeronautics in Daytona, FL and East Coast Aero Technical School of Lexington. He served 3 years in the Army and was a Vietnam War veteran. He received the Army Commendation Medal for service as a Specialist Fourth Class and the Second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for "meritorious service while participating in aerial flight." Roger was a pilot and flew for various airlines but the longest was with Island Airlines in Hyannis. While flying for Republic Airlines he received the Superior Airmanship Award for his outstanding skill in averting a potential disaster. He conducted a safe landing when his aircraft was severely damaged by a bird strike to the wind shield. He loved sailing his 30ft. sailboat in Nantucket Sound and running his power boat on the Manatee River in Florida. We would like to thank all his close friends who were there for him throughout his illness and especially the care he received at the end. All that you did is greatly appreciated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his burial Friday September 28th at 2pm with military honors at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

NEA/DL Capt. Ronald Levin

~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. Ronald Levin
November 18, 1937 ~ August 4, 2018
 
Belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired Northeast/Delta pilot Captain Ronald Levin, age 80.  Captain Levin joined Northeast Airlines 03-06-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1997, based 030/SLC.  Captain Levin’s death notice may be viewed online at
No other information is available.  Should we receive further news we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary.......................... Ron Levin
Ronald Levin, 80, of Ventura, Airline Pilot, died 8/4/2018. Arrangements by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura CA.   

WA/DL Capt. Alfred Duane Haggard

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, WA/DL Capt. Alfred Duane Haggard
September 6, 1936 ~ May 19, 2018
 
Belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired Western/Delta  pilot Captain Alfred Duane Haggard, age 81.  Captain Haggard joined Western Airlines 01-13-1969 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1996, based 030/SLC.
Captain Haggard’s obituary may still be viewed online at the funeral home site: 
Services for Captain Haggard were held in Eagle, Idaho.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary..........................Alfred Duane Haggard
Alfred Duane Haggard, 81, a resident of Star, passed away May 19, 2018 in Star.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Eagle Nazarene Church, 1001 W. State St. in Eagle.  A private committal will be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

DL Capt. Steve V. Guenard

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Steve Voelker Guenard
April 4, 1948 ~ December 23, 2018 
 
Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Steve Voelker Guenard, age 70.  Captain Guenard joined Delta Air Lines 10-18-1976 and retired in 2003, based 030/SLC..  He is survived by his wife Anne, his sons and his grandchildren. 
To view Captain Guenard’s obituary online and to share memories, please visit
Please see obituary information and below for services:  
Funeral Mass, January 12th at 3:00 PM, St. Patrick Church in Lake Providence, LA.
Should more information be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  
 
Obituary...................Steve Voelker Guenard
Steve Guenard took his final flight on December 23, 2018.  He passed away peacefully at his family home, Arlington, in Lake Providence, LA.  Steve was born in Vicksburg, MS to Stephen and Flournoy Guenard on April 4, 1948. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1970 and served as an F-106 pilot in the Air Force from 1970-1975. In 1976 he was hired by Delta Air Lines. He flew for Delta for 27 years before retiring from the Salt Lake City base in 2003.
Steve is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anne of Park City, UT, sons, Zack (Kristin) of Park City, John (Jennifer) of Metairie, LA, and grandchildren, Imbrie and Wesley of Park City.
Steve lived a life filled with love of family, community, and aviation. He was dedicated to preserving World War II aircraft and to keeping them flying. He co-founded the Heber Aero Museum and was a member of the Commemorative Air Force.  For most people, the sky is the limit. For Steve, the sky was his home.
A funeral mass will be held January 12 at 3:00pm at St. Patrick Church in Lake Providence.
Memorial donations may be sent to:
Commemorative Air Force, Utah Wing
PO Box 507
Heber City, UT

84032

Saturday, December 22, 2018

DL Capt. Richard Nichols

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Richard Nichols
MAY 2, 1935 ~ NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Richard Nichols, age 83.  Captain Nichols joined Delta Air Lines 08-27-1962 and retired May of 1988, based DFW.  He is survived by his wife Diane, their children and grandchildren plus many other dear friends and extended family members.  
Captain Nichols’ obituary may be viewed online at 
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE service and reception is planned for Saturday, January 26, 2019  at 11:00 AM
FRENCH funeral home, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE , Albuquerque, NM 87109.
For those wishing to send a personal note, family members may be contacted at nichols535@gmail.com
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Richard Nichols.........MAY 2, 1935 ~ NOVEMBER 29, 2018 (AGE 83)
Richard Nichols was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on November 29, 2018. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. In Richard’s final days he did not complain but spoke of his thankfulness to God for the blessing and adventure filled life he was given.
Richard was born May 2, 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from Madison West High School. While attending the University of Wisconsin he was accepted into the United States Air Force Aviation Cadet Training program where he began a life long love affair with aviation. He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant and received his wings in July of 1958. He then flew the F-89 in the Wisconsin Air National Guard and the F-102 in the Texas Air National Guard. Of the twenty-three aircraft that Richard went on to fly he considered each of them an adventure. Richard initially flew the DC-6 for Delta Airlines where he was hired in 1961. He culminated his 25-year career as a captain of the Boeing 767.
In his retirement he served on the Taos, New Mexico Airport Board for three terms. Through the EAA and Blue Sky foundation he enabled many young people to experience aviation at its best in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Richard also built his own Rans S-6S “Coyote” plane which he flew out of the Taos and Double Eagle Airports.
Richard met his one true love Diane McCall, on a blind date. He proceeded to court her by buzzing her dorm at Texas Women’s University in an F-86. Diane was sufficiently wooed and they married in 1960.
Richard greatly enjoyed being a husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He taught his children to embrace life and be thankful for the blessings within it. He is survived by his wife Diane and their children:
Daughter Wendy and husband Bruno Biasetto, Daughter Leslie and husband Mark Davidian,
Daughter Kimberly Nichols and fiancé John Curto, Son Matthew and wife Vanesa Nichols
The grandchildren include:  Alessandro, Gemma, and Guliana Biasetto...Mikaela, Lauren, and Claire Davidian...Trevor, Abigail, and Emily Perkins...Mackenzie, Quentin, and Olivia Nichols.
Richard is also survived by his brother and sister in-law David and Karen Nichols and sister in-law Dennie Nichols.
Loved ones that preceded Richard in death are his parents Walton and Geraldine Nichols and his two older brothers Walton and Robert Nichols.
A Celebration of Life service and reception will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM.
If you would like to make a donation in Richard’s name, please give to the charity that is dearest to your heart.
Richard’s favorite poem by World War II pilot, John Gillespie Magee, Jr.:
High Flight
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

NWA/DL Capt. Brian Walt Gilbert

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA/DL  Capt. Brian Walt Gilbert
July 13, 1957 ~ December 15, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of Northwest/Delta pilot Captain Brian Walt Gilbert, age 61.   Captain Gilbert joined Northwest Airlines 09-20-1996 and was based LAX with Delta Air Lines.
To view/sign the online guestbook and to view the family photo gallery, please visit or click on at:  
Arrangements for Captain Gilbert are not known.
Should we receive further information we will be sure to pass it along. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary............ Brian Walt Gilbert
Brian Walt Gilbert was born on July 13, 1957 at Richmond Hospital in Richmond, California. His parents were Thomas Clinton Gilbert and Ruth June Gilbert. Brian was raised in El Sobrante, California. He was raised in a very loving home with three siblings. He was the youngest for four children. He had two older brothers, Tom and Mark, and an older sister Joanie.
 
Brian had a fun childhood and quickly discovered his love for sports. He attended De Anza High School and was a star varsity football player. He graduated in 1976.
 
In 1983, he met Teresa Renee Hatton in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He quickly fell in love and married Teresa on January 11, 1984. They remained in love and happily married. They enjoyed each others company and were best friends throughout their lives.
 
Brian was proud to be an American. He had a love for his country and was proud to serve in the United States Army. He served from 1983-1989. He completed basic training at Camp Cassey in Korea followed by time at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Fort Rucker, Alabama. Through his hard work and dedication he achieved the rank of W2 - Warrant Officer. He was a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot and received instruction that led to a lengthy career as a commercial airline pilot for Northwest Airlines followed by Delta Airlines. He traveled the world as an international pilot and he was a Federal Flight Deck Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He had an amazing career that he worked hard for and was very proud of. He was a family man. He had four children, Nancy, Nick, Katie, and Tommy. He had eight grandchildren, Isabel, Zachary, Jett, Jacob, Mila, Kira, Weston, and Michael. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
 

Brian will be greatly missed by many. He was a faithful husband, loving father, and fun grandfather. He was very kind, generous, and humble. He was a great example of unconditional love. While we will miss him greatly, we take comfort knowing that he is with Jesus. Our loss is Heaven's gain. We will surely see him again.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

J. Camille, wife of DL Capt. H. J. 'Pete' Smart

~ IN MEMORY ~
J. Camille Smart, wife of DL Capt. H. J. ‘Pete’ Smart
February 28, 1937 ~ November 16, 2018
 
Word from family has reached our group.....sad news with the passing of Camille Smart, wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Harold J. ‘Pete’ Smart.  Judie Camille Brown Smart was 81 years of age at the time of her passing.  She is survived by her husband Captain Smart, their children and grandchildren plus many extended family members.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Captain Smart may also be contacted at flysmart@bellsouth.net
Services for Camille were held in North Carolina with Fair Funeral Home of Eden NC entrusted with arrangements.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituarry..............Judie Camille Brown Smart
Judie “Camille” Brown Smart, 81, of Locust Grove, GA, passed away on November 16th, 2018, after a year-long battle with cancer. Camille passed away at home while surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 28, 1937 in the Spray section of Eden, North Carolina, but had been a resident of the Atlanta, Georgia area for the past 50 years.
 
Visitation will be held at Fair Funeral Home in Eden, NC on Tuesday, November 20th between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. A graveside service will immediately follow at 2:00 pm at Overlook Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Self officiating.
 
Camille is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harold “Pete” Smart of Locust Grove, GA; son, H. Joseph Smart Jr. and wife Carol of Locust Grove, GA; daughter, Michelle Smart and her fiancé Michael Klein of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Toni Picarelli and her husband Michael of Greensboro, NC; six grandchildren, Dr. Laura Nagy and her husband Josh of Lexington, KY, Erin and Emily Smart of Locust Grove, GA, Jack and Sarah Lillian Picarelli of Greensboro NC, and Andrew Sevcik Smart of Atlanta, GA; brother Owen A. Brown and his wife JoAnn of Eden, NC; sisters-in-law Louise Lackey of Plano, TX, and Donna Scott Brown of McDonough, GA, and many nieces and nephews.
 
Camille is preceded in death by her parents Tura Clark Brown and Bill Brown of Eden, NC; son, Michael Steven Smart; sisters Billie Jo Black and Barbara Black, both of Eden, NC; sister Mary Ruth Brock of Martinsville, VA; and brother Van Clark Brown of McDonough, GA.
 

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

DL Capt. Thomas E. McMurry

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Thomas ‘Tom’ McMurry
October 13, 1938 ~ December 17, 2018 
 
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Thomas Edward McMurry, age 80.  Captain McMurry joined Delta Air Lines 08-08-1966.  He is survived by his wife Kay, their children and grandchildren plus many other dear family members.
To view Captain McMurry’s obituary online and to share memories please visit
The obituary may also be viewed online at 
Services as noted on the funeral home’s website are as follows........
--Visitation: Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel Room: Chapel
Thursday December 20th, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
--Funeral Mass: St. Stephens the Martyr Catholic Church
Friday December 21, 2018 10:30am to 11:30am
--Interment: Eternal Hills Memory Gardens on Friday December 21, 2018.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary................McMURRY, Thomas Edward "Tom"
Thomas "Tom" Edward McMurry, 80, of Stone Mountain, passed peacefully Monday, December 17, 2018. Born in Butler Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Gertrude Dugan McMurry. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beth McMurry and infant Fauna Lee McMurry. He graduated from Parks College in Saint Louis Missouri in 1959. Upon graduation he entered the United States Air Force where he served honorably for five years. He was a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines where he retired with 30 years of service. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church for 40 years and a present parishioner of St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Lilburn, Georgia. Surviving are wife, Kathryn Ann Miller McMurry; children, David McMurry of Auburn, Jenny (Thomas) Schmitt of Seattle Washington; brothers, James McMurry of Canoga Park California, Jack McMurry of Summertown Tennessee and Joseph (Paula) McMurry of Butler, PA; grandchildren, Ross McMurry, Lily and Henry Schmitt; also several nieces and nephews survive. A Catholic Mass will be held on Friday, December 21st at 10:30 at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Lilburn. Visitation will be Thursday, December 20th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Funeral Home Stone Mountain Chapel. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 600 Mountain View Drive Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083, or St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church at 5373 Wydella Road SW Lilburn, Georgia 30047. Online condolences may be offered at www.WagesandSons.com

 Wages & Sons Funeral Home Stone Mountain Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

NWA Capt. Leif Allen Elstad

~ IN MEMORY ~
CDR USNR, NWA Capt. Leif Allen Elstad
DECEMBER 12, 1939 ~ OCTOBER 27, 2018 
 
Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest captain and CDR USNR Leif Allen Elstad, age 78.  CDR Elstad joined Northwest Airlines 05-09-1966.  He is survived by his wife Audrey plus their children and many other family members.
To view the obituary online please visit the funeral home website at
As noted below, services for CDR Elstad are planned for January 4, 2019 at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City NV, with light luncheon to follow at the Boulder City Elks Lodge.  If more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.  
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary..................CDR LEIF ELSTAD U.S. Navy Reserve, Retired CDR

Leif A. Elstad USNR (Ret) age 78, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Henderson. He was born December 12, 1939, in Story City, Iowa, to Laura and Martin Elstad. Leif joined the U.S. Navy and served his country for 22 years. During his service, he was awarded numerous Medals of Honor and Valor for his heroic efforts and achievements. Leif married Audrey Gagner October 21, 1961, in Pensacola, Fla.. They moved to Boulder City, from Apple Valley, Minn., in July of 1983 as he was transitioning towards retirement. Leif retired from Northwest Airlines as a Senior 747 Captain. Leif was a member of the Lutheran church. He was a member of the Boulder City Elks Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and many other military/civilian organizations. Leif and Audrey enjoyed traveling in their motor home and Leif served as national director of Family Motor Coach Association. He also enjoyed playing golf and being with family and friends. He will always be remembered as a master storyteller. Leif is survived by his wife, Audrey Elstad; daughter, Dawn (Terry) Murphy; son, Jon Elstad; and brother, Erik (Glenda Marie) Elstad. Services will be at 11:15 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005, all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the veteran's charity of your choice. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Paige Jones, widow of DL Capt. Dana Jones

~ IN MEMORY ~
former DL stewardess Paige (Adams) Jones, widow of DL Capt. Dana Jones
July 24, 1922 ~ December 8, 2018
 
Word has reached our group with the passing of Mrs. Paige (Adams) Jones, widow of WWII veteran and Delta pilot Captain Dana Lafayette Jones who passed in January 2007.  Paige was 96 years of age at the time of her passing.  She is survived by their children, their grand- and great grandchildren, plus many other dear friends and family members.
Condolences and memoires may be shared online at
Services for Mrs. Jones are planned for December 17th at  11:00 AM at
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.
To the best of my knowledge per whitepages listing, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
1986 Lyle Ave., Atlanta GA 30337-1147.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary below...........................with note and request from Plato Rhyne dated Wednesday, December 12, 2018
.....just got word that Paige Jones, Dana’s widow, age 96 passed away Saturday. Her funeral is Monday the 17th and the obituary is in today’s AJC. Her daughter, Anda Paige, wondered if anyone at Delta would be interested in a human interest contact with this story. Paige was one of Delta’s early stewardess (flight attendant) hired in 1943, married Dana in 1946 and of course had to quit. There is a video I think done by the Delta museum with Paige talking about her history as was publicized last year. With your contacts do you know of anyone at Delta that would be interested in this story? I plan to contact the PCN with this info but thought that possibly there might be some interest from Delta as well. She was a very special lady and true early member of the “Delta Family “.
 
Mrs. Jones’ Obituary: 
It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Paige Adams Jones, of College Park, Ga., announces her passing after a brief illness on Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was 96 years old.
Paige will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Anda Paige Broom, and Anda’s sons Noel Mayeske (Kristin) and Mark Mayeske (Lisa), son-in-law Bill Mercure (Jennifer) and Bill’s daughter Nancy East (Larry), son Adam Mercure (Tammy), daughter Amanda Muri (Chad), daughter Molly Crook (Daniel), and son Hayes Mercure (Stacie). Paige's memory will also be cherished by her 17 great-grandchildren, Spencer, Carson, Matthew, Sam, Sarah, Aidan, Paige, Wogene, Ashlyn, Elise, William, Amelia, Brock, Isaac, Charles, Jones and Carlie. Paige was predeceased by her husband Dana Jones, daughter Martha Mercure, son-in-law John Broom, father Edwin Gaillard Adams, mother Mary Page Baynes, brother Edwin Gaillard Adams, and sister Sara Leila Adams Brooks.
 
A funeral service in memory of Paige will be held Monday, December 17 at 11:00 am at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, with Father Gene Paradise presiding. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paige’s name to the Atlanta Humane Society, a favorite charity of hers.
 
Mary Paige Adams was born in Greensboro, Ga. on July 24, 1922 (delivered at home by her father, a physician). She graduated from Wesleyan College in May 1943. She was hired at Delta Air Lines in July 1943 as one of their first stewardesses. On a flight in 1945, she met a handsome pilot named Dana Jones. The DC-3 on which they met is currently on display in the Delta Flight Museum in College Park, Ga. The couple married on May 25, 1946 in Greensboro, and enjoyed more than 60 years of marriage in College Park before Dana's passing.
 
The beautiful and gracious Paige became known as an avid gardener and homemaker, animal lover and radiant hostess through countless social engagements with family and friends. In later years, she relished writing handwritten notes to keep in touch with friends old and new. She gave back to the community, delivering for Meals On Wheels and serving food at Crossroads Community Ministries of St. Luke’s. Her strength and resilience were remarkable, choosing to remain in her home from her husband's passing to her own.
 
The consummate Southern lady, Paige’s luminous smile and way of relating to family and so many dear friends in a warm, personal way will be fondly remembered forever.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, is in charge of arrangements.
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Capt. Dana Lafayette Jones
September 5, 1921 ~ January 11, 2007   
(joined Delta Air Lines 09-01-1945) 
 
AJC article:.....”The airline industry was wounded on Sept. 11, 2001, 36-year Delta Air Lines pilot Dana Jones said in a Nov. 11, 2001, Atlanta Journal-Constitution article. "I started out when airlines were in their infancy, and I'm proud of my small role in helping the industry mature," said the head of three generations of Delta employees. "But in my day, we were building an industry. Now we're trying to preserve one. It's a fight for survival." The memorial service for Mr. Jones, 80, of College Park, who died Thursday..................”

Obituary in part:...............DANA L. JONES Capt. (Ret.) Dana L. Jones, age 85, of College Park, GA, died Thursday, January 11, 2007, surrounded by his family. He was born in Lee County, Alabama on September 5, 1921, to Charles G. Jones and Mae Lavender Jones. He graduated from Jordan High School in Columbus, GA, where he was senior class president and the first president of the Service Club. He was also an active member of DeMolay, a civic organization teaching young men leadership skills. After high school Mr. Jones was employed by First National Bank in Columbus before entering the U.S. Army in 1943 as an Air Corps Cadet. 2nd Lt. Jones was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England and ferried a B-24 Liberator to his duty station. As a B-24 bomber commander in the 446th Bomber Group, Lt. Jones flew 31 combat missions over the European continent. The 446th Bomber Group led the Eighth Air Force on D-Day across the English Channel bombing German emplacements in advance of the allied landing barges. A week later, his plane was so badly damaged in a bombing raid that it barely limped back across the Channel. He and his crew bailed out as soon as England was beneath them. For his war service, Mr. Jones was awarded the Air Medal, Silver Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross. Following his military service, Mr. Jones joined Delta Air Lines in 1945 as a pilot. It was on his first flight between Ft. Worth and Atlanta that he met the love of his life, Paige Adams. He married "his favorite stewardess" in May of 1946. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in May, 2006. During the 1950s he built and owned 3 apartment complexes which were rented primarily to airline employees. Always civic minded, he was a charter member of the South Fulton Jaycees, member of the Airport Rotary Club, and served on the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Salvation Army. He served as chairman of the Leukemia Society's South Atlanta Celebrity Waiter's Luncheon fundraiser for 5 years. In recent years, he participated in fundraising walks for the American Parkinson Disease Association. He enjoyed designing landscapes. He created the landscape for St. John's Episcopal Church in College Park, GA, including the Memorial Garden. He flew for Delta from 1945 until his retirement in August, 1981. During his 36-year flying career, he experienced the evolution of commercial aviation from the DC-3 to the Lockheed L-1011, logging more than 28,000 hours in the cockpit. After his retirement as a pilot, Delta retained his services for eleven (11) years in conducting its In Command symposiums for its captain upgrade program...........................

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Carol Hagle, widow of DL Capt. C.H.'Jack' Hagle

~ IN MEMORY ~
Carol Hagle, widow of DL Capt. C. H. ‘Jack’ Hagle
December 16, 1936 ~ September 02, 2018
 
Please forgive belated notice... word has reached us with the passing of Carol Audrey Hagle, widow of Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Conrad Harold ‘Jack’ Hagle who passed in January 2004.  Obituaries and online links appear below.
To view Carol’s obituary online please visit
Captain Hagle’s obituary is still available online at
Carol had most recently resided in Roswell, Georgia.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren.
Please see below....if more information is received we can then pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituaries...................HAGLE, Carol
Carol Hagle (née Wulf) died peacefully in her home surrounded by her four children on September 2, 2018 in Roswell, GA at the age of 81. Carol was born and raised in Tonawanda, NY by her parents Harold and Lydia Wulf. After nursing school, Carol married her husband, Jack Hagle, her one and only love. Carol worked as a nurse before taking on the best job of her life, raising four children. She was active in the Rivercliff Lutheran Church and Ladies Guild in Roswell. She spent her summers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and volunteered at the Visitor's Center. Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hagle. Carol is survived by her sister Joanne Taylor of Austin, TX, children Terry Hagle (Lori) of Niceville, FL, David Hagle (Donna) of Cumming, GA, Lori Hagle Crowell (John) of Roswell, GA, and Jon Hagle (Autumn) of Lawrenceville, GA and grandchildren Haley Dolan, Sela, Avery, Chloe, Sarah, Sofie, and Austin. Carol's celebration of life will be held at Rivercliff Lutheran Church in Roswell, GA at 11:00 am on September 22 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation, Inc. of Atlanta, GA or a charity of your choice.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 16, 2018
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DL Capt. C H ‘Jack’ Hagle
February 7, 1936 ~ January 26, 2004
(joined Delta Air Lines 12-18-1961)
 

CAPT. C.H. (JACK) HAGLE Of Roswell, GA., died Monday, January 26th, 2004 at the age of 67. He retired from Delta Air Lines in 1996 with just over 34 years of service and 25,000 hours of flying. His "Retirement Tour" was flown in the L-1011 and was one of his favorite aircraft to command. Other aircraft flown during his tenure at Delta include the CV-440, DC-6, 7, 8, 9-, B-727, B-757, B-767. His love of flying carried over outside of work as well. One of his favorite past times was piloting his 1953 North American T-28C. He is survived by his wife, Carol and his children and (spouses), Terry (Lori), David (Donna), Lori, and Jon (Dronda). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Haley, Sela, Avery, Chloe, Sarah, Sofie and Austin. Jack was an active member of Rivercliff Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Rivercliff Lutheran Church or Hospice Atlanta: 1224 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA. 30319. A celebration of life with reception to follow will be held February 7th at 2 p.m. at Rivercliff Lutheran Church, 8750 Roswell Road, NW 30350. Cremation Society of the South is in charge of arrangements. 770-941-5352.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Kathryn Hayes, wife of DL Capt. Frank Hayes

~ IN MEMORY ~
Kathryn Ann Hayes, wife of DL Capt. Frank Hayes
April 29, 1940 ~ December 1, 2018
 

Notification with the passing of Kathryn Ann Hayes, wife of retired Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Francis ‘Frank’ Hayes. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home’s website at 
Services for Kathryn are noted in obituary below.  Should more news be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary...........Kathryn Ann Hayes  
Kathryn Ann (Kelly) Hayes, 78, died peacefully at her home in Dawsonville, GA, on December 1st after a courageous struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, with her loving family by her side. Kathryn was born on April 29, 1940 in North Adams, MA to Margaret (Cummings) Kelly and Donald Kelly. She graduated from St. Joseph's high school in 1957 and attended Bliss Business School.
 
While working at the local telephone company Kathryn, quite serendipitously, met Frank Hayes, a pilot from Cohoes, NY who was flying corporate planes out of Harriman Airport in North Adams. Romance blossomed and they were married at St. Francis Church in North Adams in 1961. Shortly thereafter they moved to Marysville, MI where Frank began flying for the Diamond Salt Co.; in 1965 they moved to Atlanta, GA where Frank spent 30 years as a pilot for Delta Airlines.
 
Kathryn was primarily a homemaker in Dunwoody, GA where they settled; and a devoted mother to their three children, who were outstanding students and gifted tennis players. When, as teenagers, the kids started flying glider planes solo, Kathryn thought it was a good idea. Kathryn and Frank spent many happy hours on their boat on Lake Lanier and, on a lark, once sailed up the Atlantic coastline. They loved to travel, especially to Germany, where they would often pick a new car off the assembly line and ship it back to the States. Known for her exuberant personality, sweet disposition and gentle manner, Kathryn will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Kathryn is survived by her husband, Frank and their three children: Patricia Haywood and her husband, Mark of Duluth, Ga., Kevin Hayes and his wife, Patricia of Memphis, TN and Lynnanne Eurton, and her husband, Tim of San Antonio, TX; her sister, Eileen Green and her husband, Jim of McLean, VA, her brother, Michael Kelly and his wife, Doreen of New York, NY; her 6 beloved grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Calling hours are Tuesday, December 4th from 6-8pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Rd., Dahlonega, GA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 5th at 10am at St. Luke's Church, 91 North Park, St. Dahlonega, GA. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA are Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10-11 AM with burial at Southview Cemetery to follow. Donations in Kathryn's name may be sent to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd, Suite 309, Orlando, FL 32835.
To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com

Thursday, December 6, 2018

DL Capt. David Moffett Stevenson

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL David Moffett Stevenson
February 15, 1947 ~ December 1, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain David Moffett Stevenson, age 71.  Captain Stevenson joined Delta Air Lines 05-09-1977 and retired with Delta, based 031/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Joanne, his sons plus many other family members.
To view Captain Stevenson’s obituary online please visit the funeral home website at
Visitation for Captain Stevenson is this evening December 6th at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, Georgia.....please see obituary information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 

Obituary...................David Moffett Stevenson, 71, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully at MD Anderson Cancer Center on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. David was born in Camilla, GA to Dr. Clyde Allison Stevenson and Louise Holzman Stevenson on February 15th, 1947. David graduated from Mitchell County High School and received a bachelor's degree in English from Wofford College. Following his graduation from Wofford College, David reported to Lackland Air Force Base in July 1969 for Officer Training School in the United States Air Force. He underwent Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base and graduated as part of Class 71-03 in September 1970. David went on to serve for seven years in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Vietnam War, flying C-130s from Cam Rahn Bay on missions to supply and transport troops throughout Vietnam and the region. Following the conclusion of David's military service, he began his career at Delta Airlines where he flew domestically and internationally to Europe and South America before retiring in 2003 as a Captain. Having had his first flying lesson at age fourteen, aviation was a lifelong passion for David. David was a kind and thoughtful man of the highest character. He was fiercely loyal and devoted to his family and friends. A longtime Atlanta resident, David was a member of Capital City Club and Northside United Methodist Church. He loved spending time with family and friends at his St. George Island, Florida beach house and continued to enjoy frequent international travel throughout his retirement. He is survived by his wife Joanne Nanney Stevenson; his sons Thomas Hewitt Stevenson of London, England and Daniel Nanney Stevenson of Atlanta, GA; his sister Mary Stevenson Ryan (Jim) of Burlington, NC; his brother-in-law Michael McLean Nanney (Suzanne O'Malley) of Plano, TX; his nieces and nephews, Lori Bartlett (Pete) of Tampa, FL, Stephen Ryan (Laura) of Raleigh, NC, Kate Nanney (George Padis) of Dallas, TX, Jeff Nanney of Hong Kong; and his great-nieces and great-nephews Matt Bartlett, Allison Bartlett, Kate Bartlett, Jim Ryan, Charlotte Ryan, Ed Ryan, and Caroline Padis. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319 with a private graveside service to follow Georgia National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DL Capt. Earl Russell Epperson Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, DL Capt. Earl Russell Epperson Jr.
April 1, 1921 ~ December 4, 2018
 
Word has reached us with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Earl Russell Epperson Jr., age 97.  Captain Epperson joined Delta Air Lines 01-02-1945 and retired in 1981, based DFW at the time of his retirement.  Widowed in July 2010, Captain Epperson is survived by his children, grand- and great grandchildren plus many other dear family members and friends.
Captain Epperson’s obituary notes that service arrangements are incomplete.  We will advise when known.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary...................
Earl R. Epperson Jr., 97 years old, formerly of Pecan Plantation in Granbury, Texas, passed away at the Parkview Health & Rehabilitation Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on December 4, 2018.
 
Born on April 1, 1921 in Kingsport, Tennessee, Earl attended Millsaps College and Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha order.  He began his flying career in the Army Air Corps at the outbreak of World War II, flying multiple aircraft and missions, and ultimately attaining the rank of Major by the end of the war. After the war he was employed as a pilot by Delta Air Lines, and remained with Delta until his retirement as a Senior Captain in 1981, finishing his career flying 747’s and L-1011’s.   During his retirement years he continued recreational flying, and holds two flying world speed records from Dallas, Texas to Orlando, Florida in two different aircraft classes (one multi-engine jet record while employed by Delta, and one propeller single engine record while retired).  Earl also served as a volunteer with the Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department & Emergency Medical Service, and was active in the Tennis Association at Pecan Plantation.
 
Earl was an energetic and skilled tennis and golf player, and was known for making small wagers always to his advantage, but never seriously complaining when he lost.  He enjoyed his house on the Brazos River and his many friends at Pecan Plantation and elsewhere.  During his retirement years he continued playing tennis and golf at Pecan Plantation and other locations to which he would travel for tournaments and enjoyment.
 
Earl is preceded in death by his parents, Earl R Epperson Sr (US Army) and Doris Epperson, Colonel  (Women’s Army Corps),  by his first wife and the mother of his three sons, Maxine P Epperson of Roswell Georgia, and by his second wife of fifty-two years, Joyce E Epperson of Granbury Texas.
 
Earl is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Earl Russell Epperson III and Mary Beth Epperson of Atlanta Georgia, Stephen P Epperson and Katherine H Epperson of Gastonia North Carolina, and Timothy H Epperson and Lisa P Epperson of Chapel Hill North Carolina, and by his grand-daughters Courtney Epperson of Durham, North Carolina, Brooke Epperson of Chapel Hill,  North Carolina, and Hallie Epperson of Memphis, Tennessee, and by a great grand-son Jake Coe of Hillsborough,  North Carolina, as well as by his step-children  Thomas Earl Davis of Sherman, Texas  and Janice Van Dyke of Kingwood Texas. 
 
Also surviving Earl are numerous step grand-children, step great grand-children, and step great-great grand-children.
 
A special mention also to his step grand-daughter Janet Lynn Van Dyke, Lt. Colonel, United States Air Force, in remembrance of the many hours they enjoyed discussing the challenges and joys of flying jet aircraft.
 
Arrangements are currently incomplete.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (VFD&EMS), 9518 Montecello Drive, Pecan Plantation, Granbury Texas 76049, or to the charity of your choice.
 
Walkers Funeral Home in Chapel Hill, NC is serving the family, and condolences to the Epperson family may be made through www.walkersfuneralservice.com 
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Joyce’s obituary.................
Joyce E. Epperson, 91, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010, at her residence.
Service: No services are planned at this time.
Mrs. Epperson was born July 13, 1918, in Sioux City, Iowa. She married Earl Epperson on April 12, 1961, in Atlanta, Ga. She had lived in Granbury for the past 32 years. She was an avid golfer and tennis player. Her yard was her passion. She had a pilot's license and enjoyed flying.
Survivors: Husband, Earl Epperson of Granbury; son, Thomas Earl Davis and wife, Arline, of Denison; daughter, Janice Van Dyke of Kingwood; grandchildren, Trey Van Dyke, Maj. Janet Lynn Van Dyke, Trent Earl Davis and Brandee Lynn Zeal; and nine great-grandchildren.


Rcvd Dec. 4th...............................
Dear Delta Golden Wings Members:
We have received word that Earl Epperson has made his final flight West.
The below is from his son, Tim:
“All, my father, Captain Earl Epperson passed away peacefully this morning, December 4th.  He was 97 years old. His proudest moments and fondest memories were of his long career with Delta Air Lines and all who worked there.
He loved you all.”
 

Tim Epperson