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Richard Glen "Cotton" Linck  ND5CL
October 11, 1929 - December 31, 2013 


Richard Glen "Cotton" Linck, 84, was born in Oxford, Michigan on Oct 11, 1929. He went to be with our Lord on December 31, 2013. He was a resident of the Baytown area from 1968 to 1992 and resided in Onalaska, Texas from 1992 until his passing.  

He was preceded in death by his father, William "Bill" Linck; mother, Grace Church Linck; brother, William Link, Jr.; sister, Dona Beers; wife; Mildred "Mickey" Linck; wife, Dortha Linck; son, David Linck and Grandson David Linck, Jr.  

He is survived by sons: Melvin Linck and wife Murl, Glen Linck and Bobby Perkins and wife Joann; Grandchildren, Richard Linck and wife Susan, Rex Linck and wife Clarissa, Myra Entendencia and husband LeRoy, Patrick Linck and wife Trina, Chad Linck and wife Misty, Sabrinia Jacobs and husband Chris, April Linck, Melissa Epperson and husband Adam and numerous Great and Great-Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Onalaska and retired as an Operator from IUOE Local 450. He also drove for Kenton Trucking, and owned LINCK Trucking.  

Cotton is a Past Master of Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge #321 & Trinity #14 and was also a Past Patron of Cedar Bayou #11 OES. He has, for years, been the District instructor of Masonic District #27, an honored Member of the Houston Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

and was a very active amateur radio operator (known as ND5CL OR WB5JFP). 



Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2444 Rollingbrook Drive
Baytown, Texas 77521
(281) 422-8111.  

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Masonic Lodge
Trinity, TX US
January 2, 2014  11 AM


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CPO John Raulston Stephenson, USCG Ret.  WA5KKO
July 24, 1934 - December 24, 2013

CPO John Raulston Stephenson, USCG Ret., 79, of Hillsboro passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Mr. Glen MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday, January 3, 2014, at the funeral home.   

The son of Claude and Ora Stephenson, John was born, July 24, 1934, and raised in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. He attended Sunset High School and joined the Marines at the age of 17. He served his country in the Korean War. After his discharge from the Marines, John met Gene Moore of Hillsboro when she almost hit him with her car at a hamburger drive-in in Dallas. They were married on February 4, 1956.   

Missing the military life, John joined the Coast Guard and served on various ships and lighthouses until his retirement from the service in 1973. His job led he and his family to live in many different places, such as New Orleans, Alabama, Alaska, and Boston. John was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for several years in the 1960's. He worked on a Loran station, which was crucial to ocean navigation in the days before GPS.   

After his retirement from the military, John, Gene, and their two children moved to Hillsboro and eventually settled in Woodbury. John worked for Tom Paris at Tom’s Tire for many years before getting a job with the Post Office as a rural route carrier for Route 2. Following his retirement from the Post Office, John ‘volunteered’ at Tom’s Tire for many years, where he worked on lawn mowers and vehicle inspections, but rumor has it he mostly sat in the office with Tom trading stories and drinking coffee.   

John had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help out others whenever he could. He will be greatly missed.   

Preceding him in death were his parents and beloved wife, Gene.   

Survivors include his son, Johnny Stephenson and wife, Sheila, of Gordo, Alabama; daughter, Amy Stephenson of Hillsboro; grandson, Chris Stephenson and wife, Heather, of Virginia; granddaughter, Jessica Stephenson of Gordo, Alabama; and six great-grandson, Cameron, Jack, Max, Nate, Logan, and Luke.


Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors
2495 Corsicana Hwy.
P.O. Box 410
Hillsboro, Texas   76645
Phone: (254) 582-2581


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Joe Grady White  K5BQG

December 9, 1939 - December 11, 2013  

Joe Grady White was born December 9, 1939 at Wewoka, Oklahoma to Henry Grady and Pauline Lucille (Ulmer) White. He left this earthly home and entered into the arms of his Lord, Jesus Christ, December 11, 2013. Service will be Monday December 16, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church at 10am, Rev. Darel Bunch officiating.

Joe was saved and baptized as a teenager while attending the First Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Oklahoma and after moving to Durant was a member of the First Baptist Church, Calera, Oklahoma. Joe graduated from Tishomingo High School and attended Southeastern State College. He married Minnie Belle Henson, September 14, 1959 in Sherman, Texas. Both Joe and Minnie believed theirs was a “match made in heaven” and felt they were truly blessed by the Lord allowing them fifty four years together. 

Joe served nine years in the Army National Guard of Oklahoma. Joe worked and traveled for over twenty years with Bechtel Corporation and Becon Construction as a Senior Electrical/ Instrument Superintendent and Senior Electrical field engineer. He carried a Masters Electrical License from numerous states while working with Bechtel-Becon. He was a past member of Local 338 and Local 59. Joe served as a volunteer fireman for West Bryan County, was an Amateur Radio Operator and received his license, K5BQG in 1955, member and past president of DARA (Durant Amateur Repeater Association), past public information officer of ARRL, National Association for Amateur Radio, Oklahoma Section, and Member of Bryan County Emergency Management.

After retirement Joe and Minnie returned to Durant, Oklahoma and moved their church memberships to Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintended for the Adult II Department, served as one of a group of leaders in Wednesday night Bible Class, served on several committees and always had his hand waving in the air to volunteer for any way he could be of service to his Lord and his beloved church family at Calvary Baptist Church. 

Survivors include: wife, Minnie of the home, son, Paul White and wife Natalie, Ingleside, Texas, Grandsons, Eric White, Baytown, Texas, Steven White, Ingleside, Texas and Ben White, Dover, Pennsylvania. Granddaughters, Traci Price and husband Jerry, Deer Park, Texas, Laura Prichard, Dover, Pennsylvania, and Amanda White, Franklin, Kentucky, and great grandchildren; Jonathan, Callista, January, Tristan, Isabella, Alexis, Kaylee, Jake, Grayson. He was preceded in death by: parents, Grady and Lucille White and son Phillip Grady White. 

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of Bryan County Emergency Management. 

Joe was a happy, loving, caring son, husband, father and grandfather and friend to many. He has left us all with many happy memories, a list of some of his favorite Bible passages and this parting message which wrote in September 2011: “Please don’t shed an unhappy tear for me. I wait for you, my love, my family, my friends. I wait for you in Christ’s sweet arms.” 

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at 


Services are under the direction of
Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma
121 N 5th Ave
Durant OK 74761    580-924-3331  

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"Jodie" Joseph J. Kallina, Jr. K8KP

August 11, 1938 - November 24, 2013 

"Jodie" Joseph J. Kallina, Jr., 75, of Mentz, TX formerly of Garwood, TX passed away on November 24, 2013 in Mentz, TX.   

He was born on August 11, 1938 to Joseph "Joe" Kallina, Sr. in El Campo, TX. Joseph was the retired owner and operator of Kallina Oil Co. in Garwood, TX. On June 4, 1960 he married Alice Livanec.  

Joseph is survived by his wife, Alice Lorraine Livanec Kallina of Mentz, TX, daughters, Jacqueline Carey Schneider and husband Kirk of Carthage, TX, Kelly Jean Kallina-Pickett and husband Jeff of Columbus, TX, and Pamela Lorraine Kallina-Guzman and husband Johnny ,Sr. of Columbus, TX, brother, Gerald F. Kallina and wife Thi of Houston, TX, sister, Susan Stacey of Garwood, TX, grandchildren, R. Dean Pfeffer, Amber L. Pope, Amanda H. Widner, Preston A. Pickett, and Kohl J. Pickett, great grandchildren, Greyleigh R. Pope and Jess Widner.   

He was preceded in death by father, Joseph "Joe" Justin Kallina, Sr.  

Visitation will be held Monday, November 25, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX & Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm, at St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz, TX.  

A parish prayer service and rosary will be held Monday at 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home.   

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm at St. Roch Catholic Church with Fr. Wayne Flagg officiating.  

Pallbearers are Gerald F. Kallina, Preston A. Pickett, Kohl J. Pickett, Jeff Pickett, Dean Pfeffer, Johnny Guzman Sr., and Kirk Schneider with Honorary Pallbearers J. P. Pope and Jess Widner.  

Burial will take place in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Nada, TX.  

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the St. Roch Catholic Church, 1600 Frelsburg Rd., Alleyton, TX 78935 or M. D. Anderson Cancer Research, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 or Bernardo Volunteer Fire Department, 2845 FM 949, Cat Spring, TX 78933.


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1515 Montezuma St
Columbus, TX  78934
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December 23,1926 – September 6, 2013  

Raymond Ben Wangler, age 86, born December 23, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas, passed away after an accident at his home on September 6, 2013.   

Ray was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Throughout his life Ray took great pleasure in breeding exotic birds and was a member of the San Antonio Bird Club. He was an active Amateur Radio Operator licensed as W5EDZ for many years.  

 He is survived by his wife Jeannine (Laake), to whom he was married for 65 years, and his eight children, Diane Ingram, David Wangler, Mary Styles, Joan Huey, Margaret Meissner, Mark Wangler, Angela Overley and Eric Wangler, as well as thirteen grand children and two great-grandchildren. Raymond was a loving husband and father.   

He grew up in San Antonio and went to St. Gerard's grade school, Central Catholic High School and attended St. Mary's University where he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree. He worked for Southwest Research Institute for over 30 years as a Safety Engineer. He served as President of the Institute of Electrical Engineers for four years.  

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the medical professionals at SAMMC, especially the Surgical ICU, for their dedication and professionalism.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
10:30 A.M.
11:15 A.M.
Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Arrangements with

Porter Loring
1101 McCullough 227-8221

Published in Express-News from

September 9 to September 10, 2013  

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 Archie Neel Anderson WB5NCK

January 9,1932 – September 5, 2013  

Archie N. Anderson junior, son of the late A.N. Anderson senior and Mary E. (Smith) Anderson was born on January 9th 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. Archie passed after a lengthy battle with leukemia on September 5th 2013.  

 He served his country in both the US Army and US Air Force then retired from the armed forces after twenty one years of dedicated service. He retired a second time after nineteen years of work within his local community for South Western Bell Telephone Company.  

He was active as a member of the Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Club and the 7290 Traffic Net where he received several honors and awards for his outstanding performance and participation.  

 He is survived by his wife Brigitte Anderson, three children Leslie Anderson-Longoria, Dean Anderson and Dirk Anderson as well as his sister Laura Driesel; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

Any and everyone who ever encountered Archie knew him as a friend and he will be sorely missed. He enjoyed listening and talking on his HAM radio and spending time on his computer. He was always willing to help his friends and was a loving father and family man.   

In lieu of flowers, it is recommended to send donations to either the Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Club or the Three Rivers Hospice.

 Viewing will be at the Cox Funeral home in Licking, Missouri on Sunday September 8th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  

The funeral will be at the Fort Leonard Wood VA cemetery on Monday September 9th at 2:00PM.


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Norton Rodney Cunningham W5NRC

September 10, 1951 - September 8, 2013

Police Lt. Norton Rodney Cunningham passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was 61 years old.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at College Hill Church of Christ in North Richland Hills. Interment will immediately follow in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Lt. Rodney Cunningham was born on Sept. 10, 1951, in Fort Worth. He was a 39-year veteran of Colleyville Police Department, a member of the Peace Officers Association, and a ham radio operator as W5NRC. Rodney began his career with the Keller PD then moved to Colleyville in 1975. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1978 and promoted again to lieutenant in 1986. Lt. Cunningham's duties included supervision of the Patrol Division and then he moved to operations where he oversaw the department's radio and computer systems. He also served as interim chief while the department searched for a new one.

Rodney was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, Amateur Radio Operator, and did volunteer work with the Tarrant County/Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management. He received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work in the police department and ham radio.

Survivors: Wife of 41 years, Carolyn Cunningham; daughter, Staci Lyn Franks and husband, Jeff; son, Henry Allen Cunningham; grandchildren, Cheyann, Colton, Skylar and Bailey; and many other dear family and friends. 

Published in Star-Telegram on September 10, 2013

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