Gowan, William R.
GOWAN, William (Bill) R., of Tullahoma, made his final climb
up the mountain and crossed over to his heavenly home on Thursday, June 18,
2015. Mr. Gowan was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Oct. 9, 1924. He
served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the commissioning crew of the
aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La during WWII. After leaving the Navy, he married
the love of his life Audrea Sheets. Following a brief career with the West
Virginia Wildlife Management Department, he started his long-term career with
the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the federal reformatory located in
Chillicothe, Ohio. When the reformatory closed, he transferred to the minimum
security prison camp located on Eglin AFB, Fla. From there he moved to
Leavenworth, Kansas, where he worked for the U.S. Penitentiary and subsequently
retired after a successful 21-year career. They moved to Tullahoma in 1982. Mr.
Gowan served as a Bill Gowancommissioner for the Center Grove Water District
for eight years; he also served 25 years on the North Franklin County Volunteer
Fire Department and was named their Fireman of the Year. Mr. Gowan was a member
of the Federal Prison Retirement Association, National Association of Retired
Federal Employees, NRA, AARP, and American Legion Post 43. He was also a member
of the Winchester First United Methodist Church. Mr. Gowan was preceded in
death by his maternal grandparents, William H. and Victoria Taylor, who raised
him; special aunt Nancy Cassell; infant daughter Vivian Lea Gowan, and
brother-in-law Ray Sheets. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of
nearly 68 years Audrea Gowan, daughter Loretta (Jim) Smith, granddaughter Jamie
(Matt) McClellan, grandson Mike (Andrea) Smith, great-grandsons Sebastian,
Isaac, and Lucas McClellan, special cousin Linda Hawkins, sisters-in-law Daisy
Chapman and Wanda Griffin, brothers-in-law Jerry and Jim Ridgley, as well as
many other cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mr. Gowan was a loving and much loved
husband, dad, grandpa, brother, cousin and friend. He had a long, personal
relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and, although we miss him
dearly, we are confident in the knowledge that we will see him again in heaven.
A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Gowan’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the sanctuary of the Winchester First United
Methodist Church, 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. Visitation with the family
will be at 1 p.m. prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations in Mr. Gowan’s memory to either Partners for Healing, 109 W.
Blackwell St., Tullahoma, TN 37388, or the North Franklin County Volunteer Fire
Department, P.O. Box 1362, Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Nadien Beverly Potter wife of George Potter passed away on
March 7th, 2015.
She was born August 16, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Homer
and Hazel Bunce (Boutilier). She married
George R. Potter, June 11th, 1955, in Prairie Village, Kansas. They moved all over with George being in the
Army, Heidelberg, Germany and two tours in Italy. During some of their time with the Army,
Nadine worked at several PX's where they were stationed, also for JCPenny's in
Alaska. Nadine was also a home-maker and
took great care of both mothers before their deaths. They made their final home in Leavenworth in
1974. Nadine is survived by her husband
George and her faithful companion Baby dog and several cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and
her in-laws, Henry and Katherine Guinn.
Nadine loved to travel having taken tow trips to Hawaii, several trips
to Branson, her home away from home. She
always wore her beautiful smile and loved to shop and was always dressed to
nines. And lastly her love of animals,
especially yorkies. Celebration of Life
service was held on Friday, March 13, 2015 ad Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Fort Leavenworth Cemetery,
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Condolences
can be sent to George Potter at: 16481
Gilman Road, Leavenworth, KS 66048
Sherman Davis Jr.
Sherman Davis, Jr.,
87, a resident of McHenry, MD, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his home.
Sherm was born on July 29, 1927 in Waurika, Oklahoma and the son of Edith Jewel
(Clay) Davis and Sherm Henry Davis. He was married to Carolyn F. (Savage) Davis
for 43 years. Sherm served in the US Navy during WWII before working for the
Rock Island Railroad in 1946. He retired in 1977 from the South Central
Regional Office in Dallas, Texas from the Federal Bureau of Prisons after a
26-year career. In retirement, he worked for Etheridge Auto in Colleyville,
Texas for another 14 years. Sherm loved fishing with his grandsons, hunting,
trading and selling at flea markets and garage sales. He was a proud member of
the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Connie
Micek. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; step-children, Tracy Griffith and
husband, Mike of Colleyville, TX; Patrick Kelley and wife, Lisa of Sugar Land,
TX, and Jonathan Kelley of Richmond, TX. He had 15 grandchildren and 7
great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am at
Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. Sherman remains will be interred at Duncan,
Oklahoma Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation be made to
Hospice of Garrett County "P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550. Condolences
may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com
Lompoc native and longtime resident Gene Friis 97 was born
May 27th, 1928. Gene attended local
schools and was a graduate of Lompoc High School class of 1946. Shortly after graduation, Gene enlisted in
the U.S. Navy during World War II and served until his honorable discharge in
1949. At that time, he was placed on
Naval Reserve status until 1956. In that
same year, Gene joined the U.S. Army Reserves and after 21 years of service he
retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3. He went on to work for the Federal Bureau of
Prisons and retired as a purchasing agent after 30 years. He had also worked in food services for the
Unified School District from 1978 to 1988.
Gene was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and belonged to
the Lompoc Grange, Lompoc High School Alumni Association, Lompoc Valley
Historical and Pioneer Association, Military order of World Wars, Reserve
Officer Association and Retired Federal Prison Employees Association. Gene died Friday, June 12, 2015 at Meridian of
Lompoc. Survivors include daughter Sarah
Wagoner of Lompoc; sisters Haraldine Domingos and Joansine Patton both of Walla
Walla, Wahsington; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his wife Lorraine Friis, Daughter Kathy Bland; and brothers Karl Friis and Christian
Friis. Graveside services will be 11 am
on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Lompoc Evergeen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his
name to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 925 North F Street,
Lompoc, CA 93436 or a charity of choice.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
Julie Ann Benson
Julie Ann (Mittelstedt) Benson, age 58 of Westfield, was
born on November 15, 1956, the daughter of Edward and Bernice (Borzick)
Mittelstedt. She has completed her journey on this earth and passed away on
Saturday, June 6, 2015 from Breast Cancer and Metastatic Bone Cancer. She was a lifelong resident of the Westfield/Harrisville
area. She worked at the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford Wisconsin
from 1980 to 2008. She started as a Unit Secretary and was promoted to
positions of increasing authority in her career was a Contracting Officer when
she retired. She enjoyed her garden, flowers and birds and was an avid Packers,
Brewers and Badgers fan. She was an avid fan of all sports and Coached Softball
for the Harrisville Honey Bees and Assisted in Coaching Girls Youth Basketball
for several seasons. She loved to Deer Hunt and Fish and had her bragging
rights several times. Julie is survived by her husband, Dave; her daughter, Kari,
Westfield; mother, Bernice Mittelstedt, Harrisville, three brothers, Dan
(Susan) Mittelstedt, Beaver Dam, Mike (fiancée, Paula Becker) Mittelstedt,
Harrisville and Tom (Linda) Mittelstedt, Harrisville; her special uncle, Edward
Borzick, Harrisville; nieces and nephews, Ryan, Erika, Nicholas, Atalie and
Brett; father in law, Sam Edwards, Brookfield; other relatives and many
friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Mittelstedt and mother in
law, Rose Nelson Edwards. You walked this journey courageously, you tried, you worked
you persevered. Walk to God and walk proudly for the lives you touched and
those who loved you! Walk Peacefully Ju Ju, you are no longer in pain, you are
still loved and will be missed by all whose lives you touched. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Julie will be held
on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church,
Westfield with Father Tim Renz and Father John Silva officiating. Inurnment
will be in Harrisville Cemetery, Town of Harris. A memorial visitation will be
held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. In lieu
of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Budda Box Against Cancer of
Jared Stampfl, age 41 of Westfield, went to his eternal home
surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Divine Savior
Hospital in Portage following a courageous fight against cancer. He was born on
May 16, 1974 in Portage to Jerry and Holly (Alden) Stampfl. Jared graduated
from Westfield High School in 1992. He married the love of his life, Erin
Koelbl on September 19, 1998 in Montello. This marriage was blessed with two
children who became the pride and joy of Jared’s life. He worked a variety of jobs
until he finally found his calling as a Recreational Specialist at FCI of
Oxford. Jared was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing, golfing and hunting,
especially his annual hunting trip to Colorado. His favorite trip to Colorado
was this last year when his son, Camden was able to go along. His true passion
was baseball, whether he was playing, coaching or watching his children play
the game. Jared was a friend to many but cherished his closest friends who were
like brothers to him. Survivors include his wife, Erin; two children, Camden and
Chloe; parents, Jerry and Holly Stampfl; maternal grandmother, June Alden; two
sisters, Megan (Chris) Brakebush and Mandy (Roger) Rego; father and mother in
law, Ed and Jeri Koelbl; two sisters in law, Jessica (Shannon) Barton and Heidi
(Cody) Maass; nephews and nieces, Besu, Beza and Abraham Rego, Gabrielle
Brakebush, Cole and Kylie Barton and Noah Maass; aunts, uncles, other relatives
and many friends. Jared was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents,
Carl and Anita Stampfl and maternal grandfather, Earl Alden. A funeral service for Jared will be held on Tuesday, June 2,
2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Harrisville Sportsmen’s Club Community Center in
Harrisville. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. until the hour
of service in Harrisville. According to Jared’s wishes he will be cremated. In
lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the Westfield Area Baseball
Program or Budda Box Against Cancer of Marquette County.
Lavon Wisehart, age 88, passed away Saturday February 7th in Springfield,
Mo. Lavon was born in Everton, Mo. on March 30st, 1926. He was the son of
Cornelius Franklin and Bessie (Hood) Wisehart. Lavon met the love of his life, Catherine Louise Finke, in
Mt. Vernon, Mo. and married her on August 14, 1943. Together they have 2
children, Debra and David. Louise had just passed away two weeks ago. Being
together for 71 years, he was lost without her and rejoined her in heaven 15
days later. Preceding him in death were his parents, Cornelius Franklin
and Bessie (Hood) Wisehart; brothers Franklin, Herbert and Oris; sisters Evelyn
and Marjorie; and his wife of 71 years, Catherine Louise (Finke) Wisehart. He leaves behind their son, David Wisehart and wife Terry,
Phoenix, Ariz; their daughter, Debra Amtower and husband Phil, Clever, Mo.; six
grandchildren, Robert and Jennifer Wisehart, Mesa, Ariz; Michael and Amy
Wisehart, Chandler, Ariz; Darin Wisehart and fiancé Danielle, Portland, Ore.;
Erin Amtower, Springfield, Mo; Mark and Chris Amtower, Clever and seven
great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Hunter, of Miller; and many nieces and
nephews. Lavon served America in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of
World War II. He was retired from the United States Bureau of Prisons and also
worked for Springfield City Utilities for 15 years. We will miss them both, but know that they are in God's
care, happy, healthy, and together again. - See more at:
Robert R. Hayhurst
Robert R."Bob" Hayhurst, 66, of Marianna died
Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Jackson Hospital. A native of Morgantown, WV, Bob had
resided in Jackson County for the past 27 years. He was a U.S. Air Force
veteran having served during the Viet Nam Conflict. Bob retired as a computer
specalist with FCI Marianna and he was a dedicated Law Enforcement Officer for
42 years, before retiring as a Deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff's
Department. Bob attended Christian Center Church. He was a loving husband,
father, and dedicated grandfather; who will be truly missed by all who knew
him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Roxie Bumgardner Hayhurst; his
paternal grandparents, Roy and Roxie Hayhurst; maternal grandparents, Ray and
Edith Bumgardner. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; one son, Keith Church;
one daughter, Victoria Pfister and husband Stephen; four grandchildren, Forrest
Church, Tiffany Church, Tyler Church and Keira Lee Pfister, all of Marianna;
one great-grandson, Gaidyn Church; his parents, Russell and Ileen Hayhurst of
Morgantown, WV; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Patty Bennett of Canyon,
WV; one sister, Pam and husband, Dr. Pete Pandolfi of Manassas, VA; two
sisters-in-law, JoAn Sinclair and husband, John of Fort White, FL and Jackie
Stokes of Davenport, FL; three brothers-in-law, Charles Bennett and wife, Judy
of Moatsville, WV, Christopher Bennett and wife, Crystal of Morgantown, WV,
John Copeland and wife Ashley of Crawfordville, FL; six nieces, Leigh Helms,
Joelene Sinclair, McKenzie Bennett, Katelyn Bennett Christy Acree and Robin
Delgado; eight nephews, John Sinclair, Jared Sinclair, Jason Bennett, Paul
Pandolfi, Phillip Pandolfi, Cole Bennett, Branden Stokes and Bradley Stokes. A
service of remembrance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Christian
Center Church with Rev. Jack Hollis officiating. Memorization will be by
cremation with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time at Christian Center
Church. The family wishes to express a special thanks to the ER and ICU Staff
of Jackson Hospital, Dr. Krishna, Dr. Gay, and Dr. Steven Spence. Expressions
of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfun eralhomes.com
Eldon Lee Stotlar
Eldon Lee Stotlar, 84, of Buckner, passed away on Tuesday,
May 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm at Stonebridge Skilled Care in Benton.
Eldon was born April 30, 1931 in Alton the
son of Claude and Myrtle (Griffin) Stotlar.
He married Wilma Angela Reed on June 30, 1951 in Alton and together they
shared over 34 years of marriage until her death on August 14, 1985.
He was a veteran, proudly serving in the Air
Force, stationed in Japan. He retired from the Marion Federal Prison and prior
to that he worked at the Busy Bee grocery store.
Eldon did watch repair at Bainbridge Jewelry
He was member of the Marion
VFW Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and the Marion Elks, previously
serving as Exalted Ruler.
include his; Four daughters; Catherine Marie Barton (Danny) of Mt. Calm, Texas;
Susan K. Tuggle (Charles) of West Frankfort; Donna Lea Strohmeier (David) of
Cincinnati, Ohio; Vivian Louise Stotlar and Scott Strait of DuQuoin; Eight
Grandchildren; Eleven Great Grandchildren; Brother – Russell Stotlar (Phyllis)
of Marion; Aunt – Wanda Van of Marion.
by his Parents, Wife, Brother – Wendell Stotlar, two Sisters – Carol Lorraine
and Phyllis Stotlar.
The memorial service will be Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1 pm
at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.
Military rites will be presented by members of the Marion VFW Post #1301
and American Legion Post #147 at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Cana Cemetery.
Randall Wayne Clark
Randall Wayne Clark, 62, of Easton, Kan., passed away, Thursday,
May 21, 2015, at his home. He was born on Sept. 21, 1952, in Camanche, Iowa,
the son of Dale and Betty (Sanders) Clark.
Shortly after graduating high school, Randy was drafted into
the U.S. Army. He served with the 802nd Engineers, C-Company and was stationed
at Camp Humphries, South Korea. Randall was honorably discharged in 1974 after
finishing his military service at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Immediately after
discharge, Randy began his successful life long career of 34 years as a
Correctional Officer at the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. For 11 years he
proudly sponsored the Native American groups at the prison. After 34 years of
respected service, Randy retired as a Correctional Counselor.
During his brief time at Ft. Leavenworth, he met his wife of
41 years, Peggy Wagner. She survives at the home. In the fall of 1975, Randy
and Peggy had their only child, Nicholas. In 1996, Randy welcomed his
daughter-in-law, Wendy Thrasher into his family whom he treated and loved like
the daughter he never had. Randy became “Papa” in 1996 when his first grandson
Ronnie came into his life. In December of 1996, he was blessed with his second
grandson, Tristan. From this point on, these 2 boys were the most important
part of his life. No obligations or destinations were important unless it
involved his grandsons. He is also survived by two brothers, David and Alan
(Linda) Clark; two brother in-laws, Kenny (Theresa) Wagner and James (Rhetta)
Wagner; a sister-in-law, Susan Griffee; many nieces and nephews; and his cat,
Randy was a man of few hobbies, but was very proud of his
1958 Ford Fairlane, and his antique Auburn rubber toy collection. Most of all,
Papa’s most important hobby was spoiling his two grandsons. Randy was most
known for making anyone around him laugh. His social skills were very honed and
he would always have a story to tell. But most of all he was known for his big
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his in-laws,
Eleanor and Eugene “Bud” Wagner.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015, at
the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday,
at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Saint Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials
are suggested to Saint Lawrence Catholic Church.
Herbert N. Sopuch
Herbert N. “Bud” Sopuch, 69, of Canyon Village, Morgantown,
WV, went home to the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2015.
The son of the late Albert J. Sopuch and Jessie B. Wells
Reese, he was born July 9, 1945, in Farmington, WV.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, and a 1964
graduate of Morgantown High School. He was a United States Army veteran of the
Vietnam conflict. Bud was twice awarded the Purple Heart. Next to Jesus Christ
he loved his Country and Flag. His mottos were, “Love It or Leave It!” and “
Our Country was Founded on The Principles of Christianity”. He was a Life
Member of the Disabled American Veterans and Life Member of The Military of the
Purple Heart. He always believed West Virginia was the Greatest and most
beautiful state in the Land of the Free. He loved fishing and hunting, and just
to be in the great outdoors. He was a life member of the North American Fishing
Club. He loved to read, research family and West Virginia History. He loved
life and lived it to its fullest. He worked at the Federal Correctional
Institution (Kennedy Center) as a correctional officer and employee development
specialist for 22 and a half years. He worked for Sterling Faucet, Colshire
Manufacturing, Progressive Industries, in Morgantown and Bridgeton Dyeing and
finishing, NJ. He was a Police Officer in New Jersey, a volunteer EMT for the
Upper Deerfield Ambulance Association and Seabrook Fire Department. He
instructed wrestling and archery at the Greater Bridgeton Area YMCA. He loved
the Lord Jesus Christ with a passion.
He is survived by three daughters: Christine D. Sopuch of
Booth, Janet L. Rowan and husband, Chuck, of Booth, and Patricia S. Renner and
husband John of Westover; six grandchildren: Jerry Lee Wilkins, Jr. and wife
Brianna, Peyton Dawn Hall and fiancé Matt Cost, Travis Donlee Renner, Ashton
Albert Sopuch, Matthew Robert Renner and Coby Michael Renner; one
great-grandson, Jerry Lee Wilkins III; one sister Rose Ann Moats and husband,
Thomas, of Seabrook, NJ; two brothers, Franklin D. Sopuch, of Montgomery, AL
and Edward J. Reese and wife, Debbie of Laurel Point; and several nieces and
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his
mother in law, Bernice Sprouse and his step father, Floyd G. Reese.
Family and friends may call at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral
Home Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. until
the 11 a.m. funeral service with Pastor Jeff Huggins officiating. Burial with
full military honors will take place at the Veterans National Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial
contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Robert James Cooper
Robert "Coop" James Cooper, January 2, 1946 - May
Robert J. “Coop” Cooper, 69, of Brunswick, Georgia passed
away at his home after an extended illness. He served as a U.S. Marine from
1963 to 1975 achieving the rank of Gunnery Sgt. At the time, he was the
youngest Gunnery Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was predeceased by his
parents, Edwin and Nancy Beck Cooper; son, Robert James Cooper, Jr.; and
beloved dachshund, Biscuit.
He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Bonnie S. Cooper
of Brunswick, Georgia; sister, Nancy Machusak of Sunbury, Pennsylvania;
brother, Ed Cooper of Irish Valley, Pennsylvania; nieces and spouses, Diane and
Wesley Schrader, and Donna and Bruce Berry; two dachshunds, Tinkerbell and
Graveside service with full military honors and Rev. David
Morton officiating will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the
Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.
Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 on Monday, May 18, 2015
at the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525 or the
Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, 4627 US Hwy. 17, Brunswick, GA 31525.
The family wishes to say a very heartfelt “Thank you” to the
staff at Hospice of the Golden Isles, but most especially to Mary Edge and
Kecia Carter, passed away on April 15, 2015. Kecia retired from MSTC in Aurora, Colorado.
Cleon “Jerry” or “Shorty” Edwards, passed away April 15.
2015, and is survived by his wife Dorothy Ladd Edwards, three sons, two
daughters, one brother, one sister, 16 grandchildren, 22 great
grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Air
force in the Korean War and retired from USP Terre Haute, IN. Cleon was also the former Golden Glove
Regional Boxing Champion in 1952. Condolences can be sent to the family at Saints
Home Church of God in Christ, 2210 N. 13th St. Terre Haute, IN.
Jerrie Sparrow, Wife of Donald Sparrow, passed away on April
19th, 2015, in Riverdale Georgia.
Condolences can be sent to:
Donald Sparrow, 6556 Albright Trail, Riverdale, GA 30296.
Edith Naomi Gunter Stewart
Edith Naomi Gunter Stewart, passed away on March 24th, 2015,
and is survived by her son Jeffrey, daughters Barbara June Depriest and Sheila
McMillion, two brothers, three sisters, 16 grandchildren, 25 great
grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Edith retired as a lieutenant
from FPC Alderson, WV and donated her body to Osteopathic School in Lewisburg,
WV. In expressing sympathy the family
asks that donations be made to The Foundation for Thomas Memorial and Saint
Francis Hospitals, Inc.
Ernest David Morris
Ernest David Morris, passed away April 27, 2015, and is
survived by his father Roy and wife Sarah.
Ernest retired from FPC Alderson, WV, as an officer. Condolences can be sent online to
Darlene Anne Veltry (Mazock)
Darlene Anne Veltri (Mazock) age 61, of Spring, TX formerly of Harrison City passed away suddenly on April 2, 2015. She was born on March 31, 1954 in Wilkinsburg, PA to the late Michael and Anne (Cherepko) Mazock. Darlene is survived by her beloved spouse, Joseph; two brothers, Michael (spouse, Janice) Mazock and John (spouse, Denise) Mazock. Darlene started her career as a special education instructor in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. From there she advanced to the level of principal, Regional Education Administrator and finally the person in charge of education, recreation, and vocational training for the entire federal prison system. She held this position for 5 years. She then became a Warden in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and served as a Warden in federal prisons in three locations. Friends will be received Monday 4-8 PM at theLindsay-Jobe Funeral Home, Inc., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724 744-2721) where a Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday 10:30 AM, with Father Michel Sikon, officiating. Entombment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation - National Office, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at www.Scleroderma.org. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com
Misc reported by Chicago Chapter
Charvella Christmas, Unit Manager, November 25, 2014
Hubert Ray Garvin, Correction Supervisor, July 4, 2014,
David Quinn, Correctional Officer Specialist, December 16, 2012.
Lonnie Lee Akers
Not a Member of FRPA
Lonnie Lee Akers, 67, of Alderson, WV died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Born In Hinton, WV October 30, 1947 he was the son of the late George Akers and Virginia Ruth Royal Akers.
He was a retired employee of the maintenance department of the Federal Prison in Alderson, WV. Lonnie attended the Flint Chapel Baptist Church in Creamery, WV and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6723 in Alderson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Serving in numerous career capacities in his life, Lonnie was a jack of all trades including operating heavy equipment, supervising roofing installation, and electrical work.
Lonnie started Akers Electronics out of his home following retirement from the Federal Prison. He loved his farm (L.A. Farms) and the heavy equipment needed to maintain the property. He was always willing to take in a stray cat and give it a home.
Lonnie loved his family and the many friends he made throughout his life and they loved him in return. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
In addition to his parents, one brother, Carey Akers and one half-brother, Paul Mann preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Betty Ann Akers of Alderson; one daughter, Angela Huffman and husband Mike of Wayside, WV; one son, Frank Comi and wife Valerie of Alderson, WV; two grandchildren, Lauren Comi and significant other Luke Davis of Morgantown, WV and Justin Huffman of Wayside, WV; one brother, William R. Akers of Bedford, OH; and one sister, Pamela K. Smith of Meadow Bridge, WV.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Camp Ground Cemetery in Creamery, WV with Pastor Jim Anderson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Farren, Roger Andrews, George Simms, Ward Parker, Calvin Sheppard, and Joe Windon. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert LaRue, Chuck Hazard, Richard Hollaran, and Frank Richmond.
Friends may visit with the family following the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Flint Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O Rita Barker, HC 75, Box 59, Wayside, WV 24985.
Stephen A. Noone Jr.
Member of FRPA
Stephen A. Noone, Jr., 72, of Crawfordville, FL formerly of Danbury, beloved husband of Sally (Ross) Noone, passed away peacefuly at Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, FL, on December 29, 2014.
Stephen was born in Methuen, MA, son of the late Stephen A. and Harriett (Reeves) Noone, Sr. He graduated from Danbury High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Independence. He served a long career as a Correctional Officer and Lieutenant for the Bureau of Prisons. In addition to his wife Sally, he is survived by his sisters, Judith Coffey (William) and Susan Johnson (James) of Danbury, his brothers:
Robert Noone (Geramy) of Danbury, David Noone (Elisabeth) of Redding and Peter Noone of Suwanee, GA, as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Interment will be private. Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Equine and Canine Rescue, Cavzican Care Inc., 245 Kenneth Circle, Crawfordville, FL 32327.
Dr. Warren J. Welsh
Not a member of the FPRA
Dr. Warren J. Welsh, aka “Warren the Wizard,” 80, of Richmond, Kentucky, died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his home.
He was born January 18, 1935, in Schenectady, N.Y., to John and Regina (Miller) Welsh, who both preceded him in death.
He attended grade school and high school in Carey, Ohio, where his family had moved in 1940. In 1952, he entered the Conventual Franciscan Order and was ordained a priest in 1962. He served as assistant pastor at St. Bonaventure parish in Bloomington, Minn., before being transferred to Carey, where he served as procurator and dean of studies and instructor at the Carey seminary, pastor of St. Joseph parish in Salem, retreat master, and director of brothers training. Along with those duties, he attended Notre Dame and subsequently Bowling Green State University. He earned degrees in philosophy, theology, education administration and clinical psychology, culminating with his doctoral degree in psychology from BGSU in 1973.
In 1969, he was granted permission to leave the priesthood. Soon thereafter, he married Kathleen Anne Campbell and began his professional career in psychology at the Marquette, Mich., prison. In 1974, he transferred to the Federal Prison System and served at Lexington, Ky., Milan, Mich., and Manchester, Ky., from which he retired in 1994.
During retirement, he served as an instructor at Eastern Kentucky University and performed regularly as a professional magician in the central Kentucky area.
Dr. Welsh was a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, the Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Thoroughbred Magic Guild and the Society of American Magicians. He also served on the alumni committee the seminary at Mount Saint Francis, Indiana. He held the rank of first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a self-defense instructor in the prison system. He was awarded first place in both stage and close-up magic at the MagiFest competition in Columbus, Ohio. He performed for many years at the CareyFest weekend in Carey, Ohio. He earned Presidential Sports Awards in running, jogging and karate. He was an active member of the St. Mark Parish in Richmond, Ky.
In addition to his loving wife of 45 years, Kathleen, he is survived by: his two children, (John and Leanne; three brothers, William, Robert and Daniel; two sisters, Rose Marie and Virginia; and two granddaughters, Darby and Sydney; and one grandson, Ronin.
Funeral Mass for Dr. Welsh will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Sichko officiating. Interment will follow the committal service at Richmond Cemetery.
William R. Frank
William R. Frank, Husband of Olive J. Frank, passed away on
Feb. 14, 2015. Condolences can be sent
to Olive Frank, 219 Syracuse Place, Richardson, TX 75081.
Not a member of the FPRA
Charlsine “Charlie” Amico Lewis, 67, of Navarre, died Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Mrs. Lewis was a native of Lynn, Massachusetts, but had resided in the
area for the past 13 years, coming from Maryland. Mrs. Lewis was of the
Catholic faith and was an avid artist.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband of 30 years, Bobby Lewis; son,
Jason (Melanie) Mollica; daughter, Noel (Mike) Hicks; step-daughter,
Erika (Tim) Carnes; brothers, Salvatore “Ted” (Cheryl) Amico, Tony
(Shirley) Amico, Donald (Jan) Amico, and Richard (Joann) Amico; and
grandchildren, Jonah, Samantha, Nicholas and Olivia.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at
Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze, with Lewis Funeral Home,
Navarre Chapel directing.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., prior to the service, on Tuesday, at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church.
Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.
Anna Merie Brown
Anna Merie Brown, Passed away on December 16, 2014, and is
survived by her husband Phil. Anna
retired from USP Leavenworth.
Condolences may be left online at www.davisfuneralchapelline.com.
Member of the FPRA
Enriqueta Tercilla, known to
family and friends as "Kettin", was born in November, 1954 and passed on
September 17, 2014 surrounded by family that loved her dearly.
Kettin grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and attended Barat College of
the Sacred Heart in Chicago and Case Western Reserve University in
Cleveland, earning a Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She
had a private practice in Oregon, and later had a long, distinguished
career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
She is survived by her parents Evaristo E. Tercilla and Enriqueta G.
Tercilla; brothers, Rolando and Evaristo; her sister, Liann Mock and
brother-in-law, David Mock; sister -in-law, Gabriella Tercilla; her
beloved nieces, Sara, Alejandrina, Nicollete, and Carolyn, and nephews,
Sebastian and Colin.
MEMORIAL SERVICE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 11:00 A.M. AT ST.
JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH-HONEYCREEK 25781 STATE HWY 46 SPRING BRANCH,