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Sanders, Roy Dean - Herald & Review

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tuesday May 3, 2017 at Tidewell Hospice House in Arcadia, FL. Roy was born on May 1, 1941 in Ramsey Illinois and was a resident of Arcadia for the last 16 years. He worked as a foreman in the Railroad industry for 40 years before retiring in 2001. Roy was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Arcadia. Roy enjoyed building (anything) and helping family and neighbors with whatever needed to be done. Roy loved his family and spending time with them. Roy also enjoyed cooking and eating.He is survived by his wife Catherine Sanders. Three sons Timothy (Melissa) Sanders, Todd (Lisa) Sanders both of Woodward, Oklahoma; Thomas (Kendra) Sanders of Deluth, MN . One daughter Trisha Sanders of Arcadia, FL. Three sisters, Betty Fulk of Decatur, Illinois; Loretta (Ralph) Fortner of Mount Zion, Illinois and Irma (Larry) Gaither of Mount Zion, Illinois. He is survived by 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Ina Sanders. Two brothers Rodell and Junior Sanders. 1 sister Pauline Linn and 1 nephew Richard Davis.A memorial service will be held at a later date.Arrangements entrusted to Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home 50 North Hillsborough Ave. Arcadi

Scottdale man 'hunted and fished for everything' - Tribune-Review

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ohiopyle State Park with her aunt and uncle. Mr. Suttle, like his brothers, was a veteran. He served as a Marine corporal in the Korean War. He worked as a foreman in the seamless finishing department for U.S. Steel until 1984, when he retired. He kept active in retirement, hunting into his 70s, working on and off as a painter and as a delivery driver. It was then that he started attending church more, Dumond said, perhaps because his wife had taught Sunday school for decades. He became a member of the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church but had recently been attending the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. He regularly took Dumond and her sister to church with him — something they might not have done otherwise, she said. “They gave us something priceless,” Dumond said of her aunt and uncle. Mr. Suttle met his future wife at a public pool where she worked when they were both teenagers, Dumond said. The two were married for 60 years and lived in Scottdale their whole lives, before she died in 2016. “We always had our Christmases and Thanksgivings at their house,” said Dumond, who inherited the tradition in 1999. In addition to his wife, Mr. Suttle was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Suttle Jr. and James Suttle. He is survived by his brother John “Jack” Suttle of Scottdale; sister-in-law Bonnell Suttle, of Levittown; and his brothers-in-law Wayne Felgar of Connellsville and Roy Felgar of McHaffey. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. A graveside committal service and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Matthew Guerry is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2122,, or via Twitter at @MattGuerry.

Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes, colorful Texas lawyer who won high-profile murder cases, dies at 90 - Washington Post

Monday, May 01, 2017

He was named by Time magazine as one of the country’s top defense attorneys, along with Edward Bennett Williams, F. Lee Bailey and Mr. Haynes’s Houston mentor, Percy Foreman.In a 1979 interview with Texas Monthly magazine, Mr. Haynes recalled his first victory in a felony case, when his client was acquitted of theft.“As soon as we heard those words ‘Not guilty,’ ” he said, “ol’ Jesse was hugging me, his big fat wife was hugging me, his eight kids were hugging me, his relatives were slapping me on the back. .?.?. Everyone’s saying ‘Good going’ and ‘Attaboy!’ You don’t get that feeling winning money from an insurance company.”Richard Michael Haynes was born April 3, 1927, in Houston. His father was a plasterer.Mr. Haynes acquired his nickname “Racehorse” as a mock compliment from a football coach, who said he couldn’t carry the ball through the opposing team’s line but ran toward the sideline like a racehorse.The 5-foot-7 Mr. Haynes may not have been a standout on the gridiron, but he was an excellent boxer and was the Texas amateur welterweight champion in the 1940s.He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, graduated from the University of Houston in 1951, then served as an Army paratrooper during the Korean War.He graduated in 1956 from what is now the University of Houston law school. Early in his career, he often handled drunken-driving cases and at one point won 163 acquittals in a row.Mr. Haynes was known for his cowboy boots, his ever-present pipe and a gift for oratory, but he said the secret of his legal advocacy was in being prepared for any possible question the prosecutor or judge might ask — and in being prepared to change the subject. He humorously described his approach in a 1978 speech to the American Bar Association.“Say you sue me because you claim my dog bit you,” he said. “Well now, this is my defense: My dog doesn’t bite. And second, in the alternative, my dog was tied up that night. And third, I don’t believe you really got bit. And fourth, I don’t have a dog.”In the early 1980s, Mr. Haynes established battered spouse syndrome as a legal defense in Texas after he successfully defended Vicki Daniel, who had been charged with killing her husband, who was a onetime speaker of the state House of Representatives and the son of a Texas governor. Mr. Haynes was prominently featured in a 1987 book about the case by Steve Salerno, “Deadly Blessing,” which was the basis for a 1992 television movie, “Bed of Lies.”Mr. Haynes’s wife of 63 years, the former Naomi Younger, died in 2013. Survivors include three children; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.As a young lawyer, Mr. Haynes said, he sometimes had his clients thank the judge and jury after an acquittal. He decided to abandon the practice after one of his clients, in a moment of exuberance, said, “Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank each and every one of you. And I promise you that I will never, ever do it again.”Read more Washington Post obituariesNorman Hatch, Marine who captured heroism and horror on film, dies at 96Hugh Montgomery, spy with exploits from battlefield to powder room, dies at 93William T. Coleman Jr., barrier-breaking civil rights lawyer, Cabinet officer, dies at 96

Dennis Wayne Austin, 62 - Southern Maryland News Net

Monday, April 03, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD.Born on August 9, 1954 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Anna Mae Austin and the late Raymond E. Austin. He was a foreman for Steamfitters’ Local 602, retiring in 2009. Dennis was a perfectionist and able to do just about anything he set his mind to. He was active in the Mechanicsville Lions Club and chaired the annual Chicken Barbeque for many years. He enjoyed raising a garden, working on his home, traveling, tinkering in the barn, the company of family and friends and his big orange cat, Boots.He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 42 years, Mary Kay (Anderson) Austin; his mother, Anna Mae Austin, both of Mechanicsville, as well as his sister, JoAnne Klear (Leo) of Leonardtown, MD and many nieces and nephews.Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 5-8 pm with Prayers at 7pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD, where Funeral Services will be at 11am on Monday, April 3, 2017 with Reverend Robert McClean officiating. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Klear, Ric

North DeSoto's Hamm loses her 'Papaw' - USA TODAY High School Sports

Monday, April 03, 2017

He felt bad because he would never have excluded her from going with them. That was the kind of man he was. He tucked Gabby in last night and told her he loved her like he did every night.”Hamm was a foreman for Louisiana Lift.“He was a hardworking man,” McFerren said. “If we had a few hours between games in a tournament, he would go work awhile and then come back.”Visitation for Larry Hamm will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. with services set for 11 a.m. Friday at Roseneath Funeral Home.“Everybody loved Mr. Larry,” McFerren said. “We all had a really tough day. I believe 15 of my 22 girls played for him at some point.”Mark and Bailey McMillian with Gabby and the late Larry Hamm.Several Lady Griffins weighed in with thoughts of Larry Hamm.Amber Giddens: “Mr. Larry was an amazing man and let me tell ya he loved him some softball. The funniest time I remember with him was our tournament travel ball team was warming up doing our normal stretches and we ‘weren’t counting loud enough’ (that was Mr. Larry’s thing), well he said ‘you see them trees way out there.’ And we all said ‘yes sir.’ He said ‘go run out there and touch them and then come all the way back.’  All of us girls were so mad and the whole way there and the whole way back all we did was just talk smack — but we loved him. He loved us like we were his own and he always had a smile on his face no matter the circumstances. He was a best friend and he was always there no matter what.  We will always love him.”Laken Martin: “Mr. Larry was one of the most amazing, kind and selfless people I’ve ever known. Anytime you needed anything he would always be the first one to help. He always had a smile on his face no matter what he was going through. He never failed to put a smile on my face as well as the rest of Explosion Elite. Every time I was on deck he would come up to me and give me my own little pep talk, telling me that I was gonna hit the ball and get the job done. I know he doesn’t want us to be sad, he would want us to carry on and play the sport that we love the most. He would always say, ‘suck it up and play some ball.’ Mr. Larry was like family and he will always hold a special place in my heart.”Bailey McMillian: “Mr. Larry was the best man I’ve ever met in my life. He always put others before himself. No matter how bad things might be going in his life, you’d never be able to notice because he always painted his signature grin on his face. Mr. Larry was always there for anything you needed. He always encouraged our team no matter what the score was or if it was in our favor or not. Mr. Larry didn’t treat us like he was our coach, but instead he treated us like we were his very own children. He never said a negative thing about anyone. His bear hugs, big smiles and encouraging words will surely be missed. Mr. Larry was loved and respected by all.”Twitter: @JimmyWatson6North DeSotoNorth DeSotoNorth DeSoto softballimg class="size-full" src="" alt="

Obituaries for Friday, March 24 - Fresno Bee

Monday, March 27, 2017

Memorial: Noon March 25 at the Wilson residence. Arrangements: Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel.WINTER — Ronald E. Winter, 88, of Madera died March 23. He was a production foreman for Madera Tribune. Memorial: 3 p.m. March 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.WRIGHT — Margaret L. Wright, 92, of Clovis died March 17. She was a hairstylist for 40 years. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. March 26 at Boice Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. March 27 at the funeral home. Remembrances: Alzheimers Foundation of Central California, P.O. Box 3438, Fresno, CA 93650 or Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G St., Fresno, CA 93706.

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Montford S. Corley - Record Delta

Monday, March 27, 2017

Anne E. Corley of Wake Forest. Mr. Corley was a member of the Belington Lodge  125 A.F. & A.M. and a 32nd Degree Mason with the Wheeling Lodge.  Mr. Corley was a foreman for Consol Energy and was a member of the Chamberlayne Height United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va. Friends will be received Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery at Jane Lew. Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

DPW crews from region to join funeral procession of Warren Cowles, Longmeadow foreman killed by train -

Monday, March 27, 2017

LONGMEADOW -- Several public works vehicles from around the region are expected to take part in the funeral procession today for Longmeadow DPW foreman Warren Cowles, who was killed last week when his snowplow was struck by a train.Warren CowlesSubmitted photo The funeral for Cowles will be 11 a.m. at Curran Funeral Home, 109 Main St., West Springfield. Burial is to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Westfield.The New England chapter of the American Public Works Association said that chapter members and DPW crews from severla communities will take part in the motorcade to honor Cowles. Participants will be dressed in florescent yellow safety gear."We will line the streets with public works employees dressed in their yellow safety jackets and provide a fleet of trucks to follow the funeral procession as a tribute to Warren and his family," said Needham Public Works Director, Richard Merson, past president of the New England chapter of the American Public Works Association (NEAPWA).  Cowles, 59, of Longmeadow was killed March 14 in a collision between his snowplow and an Amtrak train on Birnie Road. Cowles was plowing the road at

Former Delaware Secretary of Labor Stafford reflects on the legacy of his father - Dover Post

Monday, March 13, 2017

Stafford worked as horse groomer and scrap iron dealer before returning to the railroad. There, his hard work and reputation led to jobs of increasing responsibility, culminating as a supervising foreman before his retirement in 1982.Along the way, Stafford married Beatrice Bragg. Their first home, four acres of land and a leaky house, was purchased for $175. Beatrice brought in additional income as a domestic worker, but continued her education while raising their children. She eventually earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and worked as a teacher for more than 30 years.Stafford coped with the restrictions of being a black man in the Deep South over much of his lifetime. Even fun family outings were dampened by the ever-present Jim Crow, forcing him to use the back door of the local Dairy Queen because the staff would not serve a black man in the front of the store.“He’d be so dejected when he came back,” Harold recalled. “He was embarrassed but he’d always say there’s a brighter day ahead.”Stafford, however, didn’t become involved in the civil rights movement of the 60s.“I’m not saying he never felt bitter or that he wasn’t happy about the condition under which he and other blacks lived at the time,” Harold said. “His concern was to make the best of a bad situation.”Stafford always encouraged his children to better themselves through education.“It was always very strongly enforced in the family that education was the key to equal opportunity in America,” Harold said. “And we always were told you can’t expect to be given anything in this world, you have to go out and make it happen.”Harold said it was important that he write the book about his father.“First off, I wanted the Stafford family to know about him,” he said. “I learned a lot of things that they didn’t know, I felt an obligation to tell the story.“Also, I see my dad as an unsung, unseen hero,” Harold added. “I wanted to chronicle his life so that our family, our friends and our community and maybe the world would know what a great man he was, and what you could accomplish, even with a sixth-grade education.”Harold’s book is subtitled “An American Dream Fulfilled.”“My dad not only had this dream about his own life and what he wanted to accomplish, but he did it against some very big odds,” Harold said. “He wanted to make sure his family had a quality of life that was better than his had been.”And although some may think the nickname “Water boy” to be derogatory, his father never considered that, Harold said.“He wore that name proudly,” he said. “He was proud he had that job with the railroad, it was a way out of poverty.”Harold highly recommends others taking the time to sit down with their elders and learn from them.“After having written this book about my dad and his experiences, when I see older people I have such a renewed appreciation for them,” he said. “You never can tell what they’ve done, or what their lives have been like.”A signed copy of Harold’s book, “Ellis ‘Water Boy’ Stafford: An American Dream Fulfilled,” is available directly from him by calling 697-0622; unsigned copies may be ordered through The cost is $12.95.

Obituaries 2-11-2017 - Appalachian News-Express

Monday, March 06, 2017

Mt. Sterling, formerly of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at his residence.He was born in Lookout, Jan. 22, 1925, the son of the late John and Angeline Bailey Stalker.He was a miner and foreman for Republic Steel on Road Creek, for 30 years, and was a proud UMWA member.“Oot”, as he was known by most who met him, was an avid and accomplished squirrel hunter and fisherman, for most of his life. He enjoyed gardening and sharing the fruits of his labors. More than anything, he enjoyed sharing a story and a good laugh with his friends, family and neighbors.He was baptized Aug. 2, 2014, by John Runyon and Bruce Young of the Spring Street Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer Stalker, Thurman Stalker and Jennings Hawkins; and three sisters, Maggie Bailey, Della Thacker and Thelma Ratliff.He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 68 years, Gertrude Looney Stalker; one son, Clyde Stalker (Jennie) of Pikeville; four daughters, Lucille Potter of Mt. Sterling, Sherry Coffey of Paris, Jeffery Ratliff (Randy) of Interlachen, Fla. and Michelle Schell (Jim) of London; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren, all of whom brought so much joy to his life.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel.Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc. of Elkhorn City.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Faith First Baptist Church P.O. Box 83 Regina, KY 41559.The guestbook may be signed at is a paid obituary.Barbara Joyce WilliamsonBarbara Joyce Williamson, 80, of Pikeville, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the Pikeville Medical Center.She was born in Pike County, Sept. 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lassie Chapman.She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Williamson; one son, Hank Williamson; two brothers, Leon Chapman and Clyde Chapman; two grandsons, Joe Anderson and Tracy Anderson; two great-grandsons, Bobby Lee Williamson Jr. and Thomas Little; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Meade.She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Allen (Brian) and Rose Williamson Luster (Ronnie); two sons, Jerry Williamson (Linda) and Ricky Williamson (Patsy); one daughter-in-law, Bridget Williamson; three sisters, Nellie Jean Stillwell, JoAnn VanDyke and Mary Keene; 19 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Lucas & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Morgan Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery, Kimper.Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home, with services at 7. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lucas & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville.The guestbook may be signed at is a paid obituary.“Shorty” WrightLouanna “Shorty” Wright, 89, of Pikeville, died Monday,