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Hulyne Beatrice “Bea” Winnett

September 15, 1919-

September 28, 2008  

Hulyne Beatrice Winnett, born Sept. 15, 1919, died peacefully at home in Cooper at Birchwood Manor on Sept. 28, 2008. She was a loving mother and mother-in-law, a faithful wife and a wonderful grandmother and aunt. She was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ in Greenville and was always an outstanding example of a Christian woman. She had been a ham radio operator since the 1950s and was very involved in relaying radio traffic to families at home during the Vietnam War and received many acknowledgments for her outstanding service. She was a wonderfully creative artist and created many beautiful pieces of artwork throughout her life.  

Survivors are her husband of 70 years, Howard Winnett of Dallas; her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Tina Winnett of Heath; granddaughter and husband Kathy and Joel Gray of Austin; a grandson, Ronald Winnett Jr. of Terrell; great-grandchildren Cord and Jordan Gary; a brother, Joe Stanfield of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her son, Ronald Winnett, Sr.; her parents; two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.  

A memorial service was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Johnson Street Church of Christ in Greenville.  Interment will be in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.   

Published in Greenville, TX Herald-Banner from 10/2 to 10/4/2008  

Hubert Lee Perry
May 19, 1926-Dec. 31, 2008 


Hubert Lee Perry, 82, of Caldwell, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, January 3, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell with Rev. Todd Jordan officiating. Interment will be in Caldwell Masonic Cemetery.   

Mr. Perry had been disabled since 1947, as a result of an accident. He was an avid HAM Radio operator and an originator of 7290 Traffic Net, an organization of radio operators who relay messages in emergency situations. He had been recognized on numerous occasions for his service and dedication to the organization. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII, and a member of American Legion Post No. 451, of Caldwell. Several years ago, he wrote and published a book detailing the Perry family genealogy from 1704 to 1993. He was a Methodist.   

Survivors include his wife, Laura Malkey Perry of Caldwell; son, Johnie Perry of Caldwell; brother and sister-in-law, Phil and Cindy Perry of Caldwell; sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris and Floyd Carpenter of Fairfield, Calif., and Helen McFarland of Caldwell; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.   

Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home of Caldwell is in charge of arrangements.  

From :

Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home
404 W. Buck  Caldwell, TX
7290 Traffic Net's First Manager Hubert Perry, W5ZIN


Guy Leroy Coder

Nov. 11, 1918 - Jun 4, 2008

Hubert Perry W5ZIN


George E. Bennett
December 21, 1927 - August 1, 2008

George E. Bennett born December 21, 1927, passed from this life August 1, 2008.  Survived by wife Terry, son Clay Bennett, daughter Anita Snow and husband Don, sister Elizabeth Barbaria.  Grandchildren Gary Snow and Mary Summers.  Visitation Sunday from 4 - 6 at the funeral home.  Services 11 AM Monday August 4 in Byrum Funeral Chapel.  Interment in Edgewood Cemetery.  Byrum Funeral Home 425 North Dallas Ave, Lancaster, Texas  972-227-2121.

From the Dallas Morning News August 2, 2008  


Guy Leroy Coder  
Nov. 11, 1918 - Jun 4, 2008



Thomas Franklin Floyd
Feb. 6, 1951 - Jun 3, 2008

Guy Leroy Coder, 89, a loving and devoted Christian father, grandfather and friend of many, passed away Wednesday morning, June 4, 2008.  

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Granbury Church of Christ. Interment: Brown's Cemetery, Aledo.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home.  

Guy was born Nov. 11, 1918, on a farm near Mary's Creek in Aledo to C. March Coder and Jewel O. Coder. He graduated from Aledo High School and attended Brantley-Draughon Business College. After school he worked for Montgomery Ward, where he met and married the love of his life, Mary Alline Gardner, on Nov. 4, 1939. Guy was an Army veteran of World War II. After the service, he returned to Montgomery Ward and worked until being hired by Chance Vought in 1948. He worked there as engineer of manufacturing and employee suggestions for 29 years, retiring in 1976.

In 1982, he and his wife, Alline, moved to Granbury where he enjoyed his ham radio, gardening and working in the pantry at the church. He will be missed by his many family and friends whom he loved so much.  

His wife, Alline, preceded him in death in 1996.  

The family gives special thanks to Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home and Covenant Hospice, which so lovingly cared for Mr. Coder during the past year.  

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jack Little of Granbury; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Maria Coder of Houston; grandchildren, Lance Little and wife, Anne Marie, of San Antonio, Lorie Holloway of Granbury, Jennifer Coder of Houston and Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Coder and wife, Amber, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Blake, Corey, Cole, Callie, Cameron, Wyatt and Brady.

Published in the Ft Worth Star Telegram

Thomas Franklin Floyd, 57, went home to the Lord on June 3rd 2008 after a lengthy illness.

Tom or “Tommy” proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era and was the proud father of four daughters and “papaw” of 10 grandchildren. Tom was active in Ham Radio from the time he was a senior in High School and was very proud of attaining his Extra Class rating. His call sign was "N5EII".

Tom was preceded in death by his father Hubert Elias Floyd; his grandsons, Russell Myron and Thomas Joseph Parkinson and his mother and father-in-law Louise and Russell Cunningham.

Tom was survived by his wife, Franci Cunningham Floyd, of Lytle, his mother, Grace Robinson Floyd of Tupelo, Mississippi; his sister, Norma Floyd Kilgore of Houston, Mississippi; his sister and brother-in-law Susan and Grady Barnett also of Houston, Mississippi; his brother and sister-in-law David and Charlene Floyd of Tupelo, Mississippi; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mike and Chris Cunningham of Houston, TX; brother and sister-in-law Scott and Denise Cunningham of Lytle, TX; his daughter Anne Marie O'neil of Sacramento, CA; his daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Todd Parkinson of Nursery, TX; his daughter Misty Jurss of Lytle, TX; his daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Stacy Cooper of Jal, NM; Ten precious grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Whether talking on his Radio or making Bar B-Q hot dogs for his grandchildren, he enjoyed life to the fullest. There will be a celebration of Tommy's life on July 5th 2008 at his favorite secluded location.

From the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home  

 Harold Green Slape 


Harold Green Slape died April 15, 2008 in Weatherford from diabetes complications.
Services were held April 19 at Ash Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.

Harold was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Duke, Oklahoma to G.F. and Hattie Slape. He was the last survivor of 13 siblings, most of whom were raised in Altus, Oklahoma. He was an All-State football player in Altus during his high school days. He then attended Oklahoma Baptist University and West Texas State University on a football scholarship. His education was interrupted with the onset of World War II, and his enlistment in the Army Air Force. He spent most of his overseas duty in New Guinea. He retired after 29 years as a Class A machinist in Odessa.

Survivors include Ruth Slape of Azle, wife of 66 years; son, Clint Slape and wife Jane; granddaughter, Becca Chambless and husband Todd and great-grandson, Andrew Slape; grandson, Bryan, all of Azle; son, Gregg Slape and wife Helen Kay of Montgomery; grandson, Cary and wife Christie and great-grandchildren, Abigail, Ethan and Sophie of Round Rock; grandson, Phillip and wife Julie and great-grandchildren, Hannah and Molly of Edmond, Oklahoma; and granddaughter, Lauren Slape of Montgomery.

From the Azle

 Gerald “Bud” Farris Wallace


Gerald “Bud” Farris Wallace, 91, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on March 27, 2008, in McKinney, Texas.

He was born on March 18, 1917, in McKinney, Texas, to Issac and Bessie Wallis. He was married to Eulalia (Dotson) Wallace, in 1941 until her death in 1956; he was later married to Loradall Wallace in 1957, until her passing in 1999. Bud was a member of the East Fork Baptist Church. Bud also enjoyed his involvement as a member of the McKinney Amateur Radio Association, where he was known by the call letters WB5CTB.

He is survived by: one son, David and his wife Sharon Wallace; two daughters, Sue and her husband David, and Betty Anne Briggs and her husband; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Mannon Wallace; and two sisters, Jane Klemm and Mildred Redden.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Dee Wallace and Rolland Wallace; and two sisters, Gerline Carpenter and Leta Wallace.

Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 601 S. Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas, 75069.

Services will take place at the East Fork Baptist Church on County Road 546, east of McKinney, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, with Mannon Wallace officiating. Interment to follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Lowry Crossing.

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Hollis Parker KA5JNE

Funeral Services: March 9, 2008


Hollis Parker, 78 of Orange died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Christus St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont.  Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.  Reverend Kevin Brown of First Baptist  Church in Mauriceville will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.  Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Hollis was born June 23, 1929 in Call, TX, to Earl and Fritz (Simmons) Parker.  Hollis served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  He was an Instrument Planner for Dupont, where he was employed for 36 years.  He was a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Association. 

He is survived  by his wife, Carolyn Parker, daughter, Renee Smith and husband Bruce of Mauriceville and son Rickie Parker and wife Terrie of Orange; grandchildren, Jeremy and Justin Smith, Summer and Dakota Parker, Drew and Dustin Daigle and Deidra Brown; great grandchild Cooper Smith and sister Frances Malone.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Mauriceville Building Fund.

Thanks to Tootie KC5HVT for the copy of this obituary.


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