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Jay Allen  Boehs  KC5ADQ
Ocober 17, 1935 – July 18, 2022  

Jay Allen Boehs was born on October 17, 1935 in Enid to William Boehs and Mary Schmidt Boehs and passed from this life on July 18, 2022 in Enid.  Due to the death of Jay’s mother, Mary, his stepmother, Julia Koehn Boehs, raised him with his father, William. 

Jay worked as an aircraft refueler at Vance Air Force Base in Enid and was very proud to serve in this capacity.  Jay was employed in various positions with Drummond Grain Co-op and the Tonkawa Grain Co-op, spending a total of approximately forty-five years in the grain industry.  He was widely recognized as a grain expert and was sought after for his considerable expertise.

Jay married Peggy June Hand and to this union, four daughters were born: Debra Lynn, Patricia Lee, Karyl Ann, and Barbara Kay.  Jay considered his almost sixty-five years of marriage to Peggy his greatest personal achievement and success.  Jay and Peggy have resided in the Kaw City area for over thirty years.

Jay and Peggy were members of the Kaws and Squaws Square Dancing Group.  He was a Red Cross volunteer and was RSVP Volunteer of the Year through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.  Jay was a ham radio operator, a member of the IOOF / Oddfellows, and the Drummond Volunteer Fire Department. 

Those who preceded Jay in death are his mother, Mary Schmidt Boehs; his father, William Boehs; his stepmother, Julia Koehn Boehs; his brother, Wayne Dee Boehs; his sister, Wanda Caraway, and two infant sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Boehs; his four daughters, Debra Lynn Unruh, and husband, Greg, Patricia Lee Nelson and husband, Bill, Karyl Ann Paxson and husband, James, and Barbara Kay Davidson and husband, Tracy; nine grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren.

A memorial service for Jay will be Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Christian Outreach in Kaw City.  Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena.  www.lanmanmemorials.com  Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.

Memorials may be given to Christian Outreach through the funeral home.

    

Lanman Funeral Home
309 E Fourth
Helena, OK  73741
580-852-3212
  
Thanks to KE5LTA for informing us  

Marlin Hickman  W5TVP
May 7, 1933 – May 7, 2022

Marlin Hickman, 89, of Pampa, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 in Pampa.

Services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Drew Jennings, Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Pampa ward, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Marlin was born on May 7, 1933 in Montgomery, Louisiana to Virgil and Ophelia Paige Hickman. He attended school in Montgomery before enlisting in the United States Army on November 13, 1948. Marlin was discharged from the Army on July 26, 1952. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps on December 11, 1952 and was discharged on December 10, 1955. After his time in the military Marlin began his career in the oilfield by driving truck for Mobil. He later worked for McCullough Gas and Oil until his retirement after 25 years with the company. Marlin lived in Oklahoma and Canadian before making his home in Pampa in 1980. 

He married Marie Lowe on October 6, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marlin was a member of Masonic Lodge #855 in Canadian. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a two-time past master. Marlin was a long-time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

He enjoyed traveling and playing baseball with his son, Tyson. Marlin also enjoyed his longtime hobby of amateur radio operator. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Virgil Hickman, Jr., Nolan Hickman, Howard Hickman, and Travis Hickman; and two sisters, Dauphine Cooley and Peggy Hernandez.

Marlin is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marie Hickman; six children, Tyson Hickman and wife Alicia, Belinda Whitley, Kirk Hickman and wife Kim, Grant Hickman, Ruth Ann Rollins and Dewayne Hickman; one brother, Charles Cheek; grandchildren, Andru Hosler, Rory Hickman, and several other grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and many close friends.

  

Carmichael Whatley Funeral Directors
    600 N Ward
    Pampa, Texas 79065

Thanks to KC5NPC for bringing this to our attention

Johnie Lee Perry W5ZIN
July 7, 1947 – July 11, 2022  

Johnie Lee Perry, 75, of Caldwell, Texas passed away peacefully on July 11, 2022 after a twenty-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He fought hard, but with love, surrounded by family and friends that gave him strength.   

A public visitation is scheduled in his honor at 9:00 AM, Friday, July 15, 2022 followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM, in the chapel at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell. Interment will follow at Caldwell Masonic Cemetery.  

Johnie was born on July 7, 1947, to Hubert and Laura Perry. He graduated High School from Caldwell, Texas, then went on to continue his studies at Blinn College. Johnie then attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 1969, a true Aggie. Johnie loved all sports, including  football, golf, fishing and hunting. His love and devotion for his parents was exceptional.  

He is survived by his uncle and Aunt Ernest and Bonnie Malkey, Uncle Phil Perry and wife Cindy, Aunt Velma and Husband Jim Morales, numerous cousins.  

Johnie accepted as his Lord and Savior Jesus, and was baptized at the Cowboy Church in Caldwell on July 31, 2016. He continued to faithfully serve the Lord him from that day on.  

Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Brack, Larry Hannon, Chet Hannon, Devin Hannon, Brandon Malkey, Rafael Martinez as well as Jim Limmer, devoted friend. Special thanks to Ernest Malkey for his love and dedication to the family during this most difficult time.  

Express condolences at PhillipsandLuckey.com.  A picture tribute to Johnie can be viewed on the funeral home website.

  

NOTE:
Johnie Perry was the son of W5ZIN Hubert Perry one of the
founders of the 7290 Traffic Net.  Johnie took
his fathers call after his death in 2008.
Johnie was active on the net until his health
prevented him from joining us.
  

Thanks to KA5HRF for informing us.  

 Willard Harold Duffey, Sr. K5QPL
May 13, 1934 – June 23,2022  

Willard Harold “Dub” Duffey, Sr, 88, of Ore City, Texas, went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2022. Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Ore City on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Brother James Gray officiating. Burial will be at Dennis Cemetery in Hughes Springs following the service. The family will receive visitors on Friday, July 1, 6 – 8 P.M. at Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana.  

Willard was born on May 13, 1934 in Galveston, Texas to Leonard Francis and Ella Estelle Duffey. On April 15, 1954, he married Wilma Jean Golden. He attended and majored in Forestry at The Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, currently known as Texas A & M and was a member of the Corp. The summer of his Junior year he worked for the National Forestry Service as a lookout, living with his new bride in the Sawyer Ridge Fire Tower in Idaho. As a master electrician, Willard worked in many places, including Lone Star Steel, SWEPCO Power Plants, offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and in Longview, Texarkana, Paris, Shreveport, Oklahoma, Washington, and Tennessee. He was a member of IBEW Local 301 in Texarkana. Willard was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time in the woods and on the lake.  

As a lifetime member of the NRA and TSR, he taught hunter safety to many young people. One of his favorite pastimes was being a lifetime HAM radio operator and a member of SkyWarn Storm Spotter Program. He spent time working disaster relief with the Texas Baptist Men and The Salvation Army Disaster Relief traveling as a Radio Communications Specialist and helping with the Hot Food Big Rigs set up after many of the hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. He had the privilege of joining the Search and Rescue team in Northeast Texas, after the Columbia Space Shuttle broke up during re-entry into the atmosphere. As an adult, he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, which is awarded to scouts of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council. He was a Boy Scout leader in Ore City for many years and served in Council positions. He was honored to escort a group of Eagle Scouts from the Council one summer as their Counselor, to hike Camp Philmont, New Mexico. Willard was a member of First Baptist Church in Ore City, where he served as a Deacon, Treasurer for the Church, and the sound board operator. He and Jean loved the Lord and spent a lifetime serving in their church. Known as “Popal” by his grandchildren, he loved spending time with them all and they have many, loving memories of those times.  

Survivors include his sister: Helen Baxter, daughter: Pamala Jean York and husband Dwight, son: Willard Harold Duffey, Jr and wife Melinda, grandchildren: Amanda Jones and husband Casey, Justin Duffey and wife Erica, Amelia Potter and husband Dillan, Christopher Stevens, and Ayriana Stevens, great-grandchildren: Cole Jones, Laynie Jones, Clay Jones, Emma Stevens, Jaxon Stevens, Barrett Duffey, and Tatum Duffey.  

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard Francis Duffey, Sr. and Ella Estelle Duffey, his wife of 63 years, Wilma Jean Golden Duffey, and a brother: Leonard Francis Duffey, Jr.  

Visitation
Friday July  1,2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home Diana
1782 U.S. Hwy 259 S
P.O. Box 447   Diana, TX 75640

 

Service
Saturday  July 2, 2022
10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
212 Cedar St
Ore City, TX 75683
  
Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home Diana
1782 U.S. Hwy 259 S
P.O. Box 447
Diana, TX 75640
Phone: (903) 663-3811  

Thanks to Jason Duffey (Dub’s grandson) for informing us   

FARRELL MURDERS N5EBH
December 15, 1937 – June 5, 2022

Farrell Murders, 84, of Woodville passed away June 5, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 15, 1937 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Garland and Alice Murders, he lived in Woodville for many years.  He worked as a carpenter and machinist before retiring as a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Corrections.  Farrell enjoyed hunting, fishing, and anything that involved working with his hands.  He worked with the Tyler County Emergency Management as a Ham Radio Operator.

Farrell was a member of the Snow River Lodge #389 in Spurger having received his 25 year pin in December 2021.  He was a Past Master having serv ed twice and was very involved in serving his community through his lodge.  He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Farrell was preceded in death by his parents, Garland Murders and Alice Lucille Coker Murders and a son, Laddie Fox Trainer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Murders; children, Duane Trainer of Woodville; Pamela Aline Murders-Shugart and husband, Ronald of Pasadena, Kimberly Irene Murders-Johnston and husband, Jared of Woodville and their children, Raven Macaw Murders and Jubilee Willa Johntson; brothers, Carl Murders and wife, Becky of Houston, Glenn Murders of Angleton and Gerald Murders and wife, Debbie of Normangee; sisters, Betty Barnes, Dora Raup and Shirley Aguilar all of Longview; grandchildren, Jennifer Barajas, Melody Parks, Laddie Trainer II and Michael Trainer as well as numerous great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 1 pm at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Masonic Rites and military honors.

  

Memorial Service
Saturday
June 25, 2022
1:00 PM
Riley Funeral Home
913 U.S. Highway 190 W.
Woodville, TX 75979 
  
Thanks to K5PFE for informing us  
William M Matthews  KF5CBF
February 11, 1933 - June 02, 2022  

Funeral services for William M. Matthews, 89, of Leesville, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville with  Bro. Rickey Robertson and Bro. Ricky Pavlu officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Forest Cemetery in Leesville.  

Visitation will be Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 12:00 P.M– 2:00 P.M in the funeral home.  

William was born on February 11, 1933 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana to his parents, George & Gracie Cobb Matthews. He passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at his home in Leesville.  

He worked for TWA Airlines and served in the United States Air Force. He was an avid CB and Ham Radio Operator.  

William is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Betty Jo, sister; Sherry Snell, brothers; Ralph, Cleveland, Donald Matthews.  

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter; Sissy Green and her husband Mark of Leesville, LA., son; Sidney Matthews and his wife Paulia of Florien, LA., sisters; Brenda Wilson and her husband Jerry, Terry Matthews and his wife Kim, Gary Matthews and his wife Terri, Marilyn Marr and her husband Autrey, Linda Lewis, Jean Sharp, Dorothy McComick, Charlie Matthews and his wife Linda, grandchildren; Shere’ Thaxton and her husband Deron of Alexandria, LA., Jason Green and his wife Jamie of Leesville, LA., Tanner Matthews of Florien, LA., great grandchildren; Aiden Thaxton, Braylon Green, Hadley Green, Arabella Matthews, a host of nieces and nephews that he loved.  

The family would like to express special thanks to his caretaker Faye Guydry and to his niece Vanessa Jones for always being there.  

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Bradley Marr, Colby Matthews, Robert Matthews, Kenny Sharp, Ethan Bruce, Chris Matthews, those serving as honorary pallbearers are Charles Dalme, Autrey Marr, John David Wilson, Audie Wilson, Larry Bruce and Ronnie Matthews.  

Words of comfort may be expressed to the Matthews Family at www.labbymemorial.com  

Visitation 
Sunday, June 5, 2022 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMLabby Memorial Funeral Home 
601 S 4th St 
Leesville, Louisiana 71446 

  

Funeral Service Sunday, June 5, 2022 
2:00 Labby Memorial Funeral Home 
Labby Memorial Funeral Home 
601 S 4th St 
Leesville, Louisiana 71446 

Thanks to NE5V for informing us

Charles Caldwell Culver  WB5NGV
February 22, 1934 ~ March 11, 2022   

Charles Caldwell Culver, 88, passed away March 11, 2022, in Copperas Cove, Texas.  A graveside service will be held at Killeen City Cemetery on Friday, March 18 at 1 p.m.  

He was born in Houston, Texas to Clinton and Irma Culver on February 22, 1934.  He joined the Air Force after graduating high school because it had always been his dream to fly.  In 1960 he was stationed at Gray Air Force base in Killeen where he met and married Gay Lynn Sprott.  The Air Force moved them around frequently until he retired, and they came back to Killeen. They had two children and five grandchildren.  

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife Gay, brother Allen and a granddaughter, Violet.  

Survivors include his brother Richard Culver his wife Pat, sister Nina Corbin her husband Rel, daughter Carla Sutton her husband Jerry, his son Clay Culver. Grandchildren Tommie Ann Constantine, Rhonda Sutton, Corey Culver and Chase Culver. Great-grandchildren Marla Belle and Anthony Constantine. 

  

Harper-talasek
Funeral Home 
506 N. 38th Street  
Killeen, TX 76543  
Tel: 1-254-699-8200

Thanks to N5FKW for informing us

Edward Allen Schmidt  KG5FRZ
June 22, 1949 - February 3, 2022  

Edward Allen Schmidt, 72, passed away February 3, 2022 at Copiah County Medical Center. Visitation will be 9am-10am Wednesday at St. Martin Catholic Church. Service will be 10am Wednesday at St. Martin Catholic Church with burial at Wesson Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.  

He was born on June 22, 1949 in Independence, LA. He was a Superintendent in Commercial Construction and worked as a Public Assistance Task Force Loader for Emergency Management. Mr. Schmidt was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps serving six years and was a Vietnam combat veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Welch Schmidt, Clarence Joseph Schmidt and Edward O. Hutchinson; and grandchild, Everette Allen Schmidt.  

He is survived by his wife, Anita Carol Schmidt; children, Chris Schmidt (Janet) and Amber Schmidt Watts (Jess); brother, Ron Hutchinson (Judy), Russell Schmidt (Pam), Mike Schmidt (Amy), and Tony Schmidt (Karen); sister, Annette Schmidt Harreld; grandchildren, Clarence James Schmidt (Lauren), Andrew Nicholas Schmidt, Hadley Barrett Watts, Caitlyn Marie Burns, Sheldon Burns, and Dalton Burns; and great grandchildren, Kaiser Alan Schmidt and Marley Carrol Schmidt  

Memorials may be made to St. Martin Catholic Church in Hazlehurst.

  

Stringer Family Funeral Homes
28023 Highway 28
Hazlehurst, MS

  

Thanks to Ed's grandson, CJ, for informing us

E. Ray Taylor  N5NAV
June 19, 1933 - January 26, 2022

E. Ray Taylor, 88, of Schertz, Texas, went home to be with his Lord on January 26, 2022. Ray was born on June 19, 1933 to George and Mable Taylor in Tucumcari, New Mexico. 

Ray had quite a list of accomplishments under his belt before he grew up, including repairing radios, fighting a forest fire, and installing sound and lighting for the 10th-anniversary episode of the Truth or Consequences Radio Show hosted by Ralph Edwards in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (formerly Hot Springs.) His family moved to Plainview, Texas in 1951 where he graduated from Plainview High School. 

After a short stint as Display and Advertising Manager with Sears & Roebuck in Plainview, Ray joined the Air Force in 1952. He was first stationed at Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. During this time, he attended First Baptist Church of San Antonio, where he met the love of his life, Alice Maroney. They married in 1954. Shortly thereafter, he was transferred to Frankfurt, Germany, where he and Alice lived until 1956. Upon returning to the United States, they eventually settled in Alamogordo, New Mexico where Ray worked for the companies of Radiation Corp. and Land-Air Corp. at White Sands Missile Range. During this time, he was also the Fire Marshal of the Boles Acres Volunteer Fire Department. In 1971 they moved to New Braunfels, Texas where Ray was employed by MSI Data Corporation as an Electronics Service Technician until his retirement in 1988. 

Ray belonged to Fellowship Bible Church in New Braunfels. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was a boy. His faith in God was unwavering throughout his life. He was the music director in almost every church in which he was a member, and together he and Alice frequently sang duets during Sunday services. He and Alice loved to study the Bible and whenever the church doors were open, they were in attendance, 

At a young age, Ray developed a fascination and love for HAM radio, which lasted his whole life. His most recent call sign was N5NAV. Some of the roles he performed as a radio operator were South Texas Section Manager for the ARRL West Gulf Division, Net Control for the 7290 Traffic Net, and Emergency Radio Coordinator for the City of New Braunfels.

He loved food, eating out, and outfitting his kitchen with whatever cookware, appliances, and utensils you could possibly need to prepare any dish. He loved reading cookbooks and he had what might easily be the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of cookbooks.

Ray always had a quick wit and a warm smile. Everywhere he went, he brought a smile to everyone’s face. He had a magnetic personality and made fast and sure friends. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and fellow church members. 

He is survived by three sons: Richard Guy (Nancy), Michael Ray (Kerry), and George Barry. His loving grandchildren are Beriah Vetter, Anthony Taylor, Rachel Taylor, Bethany Tefertiller, Rebecca Wyatt, Kirsten Otto, and Kathryn Taylor. His great-grandchildren are McKenzie Tefertiller, Judah Wyatt, Taylor Wyatt, Levi Wyatt, and Elijah Vetter. He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Alice. 

A memorial service will be held in his honor at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Fellowship Bible Church, 4026 Morningside Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78132. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to his granddaughter who is volunteering overseas by going to https://worldim.com/wim-online-giving and selecting Taylor, K (285).

  

Thanks to Ray's son, Barry, for informing us

Ray's Memorial Service at Fellowship Baptist Church
New Braunfels, TX
https://youtu.be/D7kg5hkmc0I
 JAMES "JIM" RUSSELL HELMKE  KF5KYT 
September 21, 1947 - January 1, 2022

James Russell Helmke went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 1 in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 74 years, 3 months, 11 days. Jim, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on September 21, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, the only son and child of Florence Meerscheidt Helmke and Stanley L Helmke. He married the love of his life, Beverli Baumann Helmke on August 12, 1972 at the First Lutheran Church in Floresville. 

 While Jim lived in Floresville, from 1976 until 2010, you would find him in La Vernia at Baumann’s Supermarket where he helped manage the family business, along with his brother-in-law. Since 1986, Jim has been known as “the Voice of the Floresville Peanut Festival”. His voice was recognizable by all who would hear it! He served as the parade announcer/producer, media liaison, electronic media coordinator, and general “hired hand” performing many other jobs behind the scenes. Jim was also known as the local weather expert in Wilson County, always keeping an eye on the sky and warning of approaching storms or inclement weather. He also lent his voice to the Floresville Opry from its inception until COVID put a halt to the shows. Jim also enjoyed photography and spending as much time as he could with his children and grandchildren. Jim was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Floresville. 

Jim is survived by his beautiful children, Linnci Helmke Angle and fiance Richard Silva and Blake Russell Helmke and his wife Bridget Penshorn Helmke; his beloved mother-in-law, Florence Baumann; loving sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kimberli and Edmond Pruski; his precious grandchildren, Kaeden Angle, Kambri Angle, Landri Helmke, Journi Helmke, Courtney Silva Thresher, Patrick Silva, and Jacob Silva; and his adoring nieces, Tiffani Vickery and husband Dwayne, and Brittani Matthews and husband Mac as well as many loving great nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife, his parents and his father-in-law, Henry Baumann. 

Visitation with family and friends will be held at Finch Funeral Chapel, La Vernia on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, with prayer service beginning at 7:00 pm this same evening.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
10:00 AM
First Lutheran Church
1406 6th Street
Floresville, Texas 78114  

Pastor John Conrad will officiate the services with interment following at Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville, Texas. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1406 6th Street, Floresville, Texas 78114 or to the Floresville Academic Scholarship Fund, 1200 5th Street, Floresville, Texas 78114.

Thanks to W5OMR for informing us.  

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