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Ronald Tebbs

Monday, June 26, 2017

Men’s Golf Association at PGA West in La Quinta, California and served as Treasurer of the Homeowner’s Association there. Ron is remembered for his devotion to family, even when personally recruited twice by Michael Jackson to head a proposed Olympic track and field training camp for black athletes. He worried that the young star was a “flash in the pan” unable to reliably match his teaching salary. He never regretted turning down the offer, though his family was in disbelief. His many students regard “Mr. Tebbs” as their most memorable teacher who made learning difficult material interesting. He once quipped, “I teach until their eyes get glassy, then I go into my funny stories”. Ron earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Education from Whittier College and a Master’s in Marine Biology from Humboldt State University in Trinidad, California. Ron’s life will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel, 332 North Scraper, Vinita, Oklahoma. Burial follows at McLaughlin Cemetery in Cleora, Oklahoma, near the Gran Tara entrance.

Dr. Sandra K. Willsie - Parsons Sun

Saturday, April 08, 2017

American College of Chest Physicians. Sandra once said “when you can’t breathe, nothing much else matters,” and in her persuasive way, she was instrumental in the creation and financial recruitment for the establishment of the Chest Foundation, for which she later served as a board member. Today the Chest Foundation continues providing grants around the world to fight respiratory diseases.Sandra made eight pro bono trips to provide physicians in Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic the latest research updates on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease research. Sandra was honored to serve as president of Women Executives in Science and Healthcare and as board president of the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate (greater Kansas City area), where her primary focus was on fundraising for the Go Red for Women Initiative and the launching of the Circle of Red Initiative.In the corporate world Sandra served as medical director, principal investigator and a system-wide chair responsible for global harmonization of medical safety practices and policies. At the time of her diagnosis, Dr. Willsie had been volunteering for over 30 years at the KC CARE Clinic in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and was a committee member of the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on respiratory and anesthesiology devices.As stated by one close friend, “Sandra was an amazing woman, selfless leader, gifted doctor, generous healer and respected scholar who made a difference in the lives of so many. She inspired a generation of new physicians to be and do more by following her example of excellence and integrity.”Sandra was born Aug. 18, 1953, in Parsons, and growing up there, she never forgot her small town roots or Christian values. She was a dutiful daughter and awesome sister who never stopped looking out for her family; as an aunt, she thought and cared for her nephews and niece as if they were her own. Sandra and her husband, Tom, loved their two bichon dogs, Minnie and Mojo, and traveled often. One of her most favorite trips was to the Holy Land, organized by Church of the Resurrection and led by pastor Adam Hamilton.For those who knew her, Sandra was compassionate and loving and always went out of her way to make the downhearted smile and feel included. Her energy and enthusiasm touched many as she loved to laugh and encouraged others to follow their dreams. Sandra’s legacy simply stated was to treat others as you would want to be treated. We were blessed to have known her, and she will be missed by many, especially her family who are comforted by their faith in knowing Sandra is now home at peace and with our Lord, Jesus Christ.The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Wesley Chapel at Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, with a reception immediately following.The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Sandra’s memory to the KC CARE Clinic, attention Sheridan Wood, CEO, 3515 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Winners announced in Mississippi-Louisiana AP Competition - Idaho Statesman

Monday, April 03, 2017

First, Davis Potter, The Oxford Eagle, "Oxford Man Makes Name for Himself in Special Olympics"; Second, Ernest Bowker, The Vicksburg Post, "Summer Camps, Social Media Alter the Landscape of Football Recruiting"; Third, Kelly McElroy, The Daily Comet, "Game Changer: Local Coaches Offer Insight into Pat Summitt's Life, Impact."Editorials: First, Jackson Free Press; Second, The Meridian Star; Third, Tim Kalich, The Greenwood Commonwealth.Personal Columns: First, Kevin Cooper, The Natchez Democrat; Second, David Magee, The Oxford Eagle; Third, Tim Kalich, The Greenwood CommonwealthHeadlines: First, The Daily Corinthian, "Cost of Freon Makes AC Units a Hot Topic, Eaves Dropping, KHS Asked to Steer Clear of Texas Logo"; Second, Tim Reeves, The Vicksburg Post, "Crest Easy"; Third, Matt Williamson, Mack Spencer and Ernest Herndon, Enterprise-Journal, "Irvin Cooks Rice/Railroad Blvd. Grant Derailed/Sawdust & Splinters Loses Edge."Layout & Design: First, The Daily Comet; Second, The Daily Comet; Third, Bill Graham, Helen Reynolds and Robbie Robertson, The Meridian Star.Photo Breaking News: First, Ben Hillyer, The Natchez Democrat, "Early Morning House Fire"; Second, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "Two Men Found Dead in Parish"; Third, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "House Fire."Photo General News: First, Bill Graham, The Meridian Star, " of The "; Second, Ben Hillyer, The Natchez Democrat, "Bye, Bye Balloons"; Third, Abby Tabor, The Daily Comet, "Finding Home."Photo Features: First, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "Walk To School"; Second, Abby Tabor, The Daily Comet, "Beauty on the Bayou"; Third, Matt Williamson, Enterprise-Journal, "Dairy Fest Delights."Multi-Photo: First, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "Faces of the Flood: Crosby Victims Return to Houses"; Second, Courtland Wells, The Vicksburg Post, "Air Show"; Third, Matt Williamson, Enterprise-Journal, "Outside the Walls."Portrait/Personality: First, Matt Williamson, Enterprise-Journal, "A March in the Sun"; Second, Courtland Wells, The Vicksburg Post, "Secret Santa"; Third, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "I Can Beat You."Photo Sports Action: First, Courtland Wells, The Vicksburg Post, "The MVP"; Second, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "Ryan Olenek"; Third, Chuck Barnes, Enterprise-Journal, "Parklane Falls to MRA."Photo Sports Features: First, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "Love of the Game"; Second, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "Sugar Rush"; Third, Ernest Bowker, The Vicksburg Post, "At the End of the Day."Multimedia Package: First, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "The Home Front: Local View of World War II"; Second, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "Black Friday Guide"; Third, Kevinisha Walker and Chris Heller, The Daily Comet, "Relatives of The Massacre Victim Gather in Memory."Video: First, Chris Heller, The Daily Comet, "TARC Bell Choir Plays Houma's Main Library"; Second, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "Shrimpers See Good Shrimp, Bad Prices in Opening Week of Season"; Third, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "Main Stage Lounge Orlando Benefit Night."Winners in Division II newspapers:Breaking News: First, The News-Star, "Region deluged"; Second, Guilbeau Glenn, The Daily Advertiser, "LSU Fires Les Miles"; Third, Caleb Bedillion and William Moore, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, "Shumpert Grand Jury."General News: First, Emily Fontenot, The American Press, "Trump Country"; Second, Jacob Batte and Maki Somosot, The Courier, "Gun Control"; Third, Zack Orsborn, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, "Mississippi Buffering."Features: First, Megan Wyatt, The Daily Advertiser, "Second Chances"; Second, Kevinisha Walker, The Courier,...

Colonel Edward 'Ted' Holmes - The Southern

Monday, March 27, 2017

National War College. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 33 years of service earning the rank of Colonel. Ted served in the Indiana National Guard and was a liaison recruiter to the Air Force Academy. Ted retired from Whirlpool after 30 years of service as a Computer Systems Analyst.He was a member of First Christian Church, Owls Nest 30, Riverbend Association, and the American Legion Funkhouser Post 8. Ted was a sports enthusiast and an avid Cardinals fan. He was an avid reader and loved studying World War II history. Ted loved music and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.Ted is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruby (Yates) Holmes of Evansville, Indiana; daughter, Stephanie Wooten (Joseph) of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Edward "Ted" Holmes (Rebecca) of Evansville, Indiana; sister, Nancy Holmes; brother, Robert Holmes, M.D. (Sharon) of Carterville; sister-in-law, Suellen Hock of Marion; brother-in-law, Tony Morgan of Hurst; grandchildren, Patrick and Andrew Lusher, Bradley and Blake Holmes and Justice and Jessie Wooten.Ted was preceded in death by his parents.Celebration of Ted's life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711, with Pastor Jerry Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the funeral home. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox ...

Brian J. Wade, 80, of Ogdensburg - WWNY TV 7

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ithaca in 1959, he returned to teach and coach at Massena School District for a few years and later moved to Newington, CT where he coached football for Loomis Preparatory School. In1968, he was recruited by Alton “Slim” Elliott, who was the OFA athletic director at the time. Brian and Kathy relocated back to Ogdensburg where he started his career at Ogdensburg Free Academy coaching football, including several Section 10 championship teams until his retirement in 1994. It was also a privilege for Brian to serve as the Director of Physical Education and Athletics.Surviving is his wife, Kathleen; a daughter, Lisa Wade-Marney and  her husband James of Cary, NC; three sons: John Wade and his partner Carlos Lopez of Ogdensburg, Michael Wade and his wife Mary Malone McCarthy-Wade of Clinton, NY and Patrick Wade and his companion Krista Derschug of Gates, NY; former daughter-in-law Ann (Sias) Makowiec of Baldwinsville, NY; a brother, Timothy Wade and  his wife Leslie of E. Aurora, NY; a sister, Sue Lameroux of Cornwall, Ontario; eight grandchildren: Dr. Nicholas Marney and husband Rodrigo Pedroza of New Orleans, Ryan Marney and his wife Sarah of Cary, NC;  Brian Patrick, Emily and Julia Wade, all of Gates, NY; JP, Michael and Lizzy Wade, all of Clinton, NY; three great-grandchildren: Noah, Ethan and Madelyn Marney and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian is also survived his brothers-in-law, Bud Warren of Virginia Beach and John Warren of Ogdensburg, whom he considered both family and his dear friends.A son, Brian J. Wade Jr, predeceased him on October 25, 1980. Memorial contributions can be made to the Frederick Remington Art Museum, 324 Washington St; Ogdensburg, NY 13669; or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065.  Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

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Ronald Tebbs

Monday, June 26, 2017

Men’s Golf Association at PGA West in La Quinta, California and served as Treasurer of the Homeowner’s Association there. Ron is remembered for his devotion to family, even when personally recruited twice by Michael Jackson to head a proposed Olympic track and field training camp for black athletes. He worried that the young star was a “flash in the pan” unable to reliably match his teaching salary. He never regretted turning down the offer, though his family was in disbelief. His many students regard “Mr. Tebbs” as their most memorable teacher who made learning difficult material interesting. He once quipped, “I teach until their eyes get glassy, then I go into my funny stories”. Ron earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Education from Whittier College and a Master’s in Marine Biology from Humboldt State University in Trinidad, California. Ron’s life will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel, 332 North Scraper, Vinita, Oklahoma. Burial follows at McLaughlin Cemetery in Cleora, Oklahoma, near the Gran Tara entrance.

Dr. Sandra K. Willsie - Parsons Sun

Saturday, April 08, 2017

American College of Chest Physicians. Sandra once said “when you can’t breathe, nothing much else matters,” and in her persuasive way, she was instrumental in the creation and financial recruitment for the establishment of the Chest Foundation, for which she later served as a board member. Today the Chest Foundation continues providing grants around the world to fight respiratory diseases.Sandra made eight pro bono trips to provide physicians in Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic the latest research updates on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease research. Sandra was honored to serve as president of Women Executives in Science and Healthcare and as board president of the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate (greater Kansas City area), where her primary focus was on fundraising for the Go Red for Women Initiative and the launching of the Circle of Red Initiative.In the corporate world Sandra served as medical director, principal investigator and a system-wide chair responsible for global harmonization of medical safety practices and policies. At the time of her diagnosis, Dr. Willsie had been volunteering for over 30 years at the KC CARE Clinic in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and was a committee member of the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on respiratory and anesthesiology devices.As stated by one close friend, “Sandra was an amazing woman, selfless leader, gifted doctor, generous healer and respected scholar who made a difference in the lives of so many. She inspired a generation of new physicians to be and do more by following her example of excellence and integrity.”Sandra was born Aug. 18, 1953, in Parsons, and growing up there, she never forgot her small town roots or Christian values. She was a dutiful daughter and awesome sister who never stopped looking out for her family; as an aunt, she thought and cared for her nephews and niece as if they were her own. Sandra and her husband, Tom, loved their two bichon dogs, Minnie and Mojo, and traveled often. One of her most favorite trips was to the Holy Land, organized by Church of the Resurrection and led by pastor Adam Hamilton.For those who knew her, Sandra was compassionate and loving and always went out of her way to make the downhearted smile and feel included. Her energy and enthusiasm touched many as she loved to laugh and encouraged others to follow their dreams. Sandra’s legacy simply stated was to treat others as you would want to be treated. We were blessed to have known her, and she will be missed by many, especially her family who are comforted by their faith in knowing Sandra is now home at peace and with our Lord, Jesus Christ.The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Wesley Chapel at Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, with a reception immediately following.The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Sandra’s memory to the KC CARE Clinic, attention Sheridan Wood, CEO, 3515 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Winners announced in Mississippi-Louisiana AP Competition - Idaho Statesman

Monday, April 03, 2017

First, Davis Potter, The Oxford Eagle, "Oxford Man Makes Name for Himself in Special Olympics"; Second, Ernest Bowker, The Vicksburg Post, "Summer Camps, Social Media Alter the Landscape of Football Recruiting"; Third, Kelly McElroy, The Daily Comet, "Game Changer: Local Coaches Offer Insight into Pat Summitt's Life, Impact."Editorials: First, Jackson Free Press; Second, The Meridian Star; Third, Tim Kalich, The Greenwood Commonwealth.Personal Columns: First, Kevin Cooper, The Natchez Democrat; Second, David Magee, The Oxford Eagle; Third, Tim Kalich, The Greenwood CommonwealthHeadlines: First, The Daily Corinthian, "Cost of Freon Makes AC Units a Hot Topic, Eaves Dropping, KHS Asked to Steer Clear of Texas Logo"; Second, Tim Reeves, The Vicksburg Post, "Crest Easy"; Third, Matt Williamson, Mack Spencer and Ernest Herndon, Enterprise-Journal, "Irvin Cooks Rice/Railroad Blvd. Grant Derailed/Sawdust & Splinters Loses Edge."Layout & Design: First, The Daily Comet; Second, The Daily Comet; Third, Bill Graham, Helen Reynolds and Robbie Robertson, The Meridian Star.Photo Breaking News: First, Ben Hillyer, The Natchez Democrat, "Early Morning House Fire"; Second, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "Two Men Found Dead in Parish"; Third, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "House Fire."Photo General News: First, Bill Graham, The Meridian Star, " of The "; Second, Ben Hillyer, The Natchez Democrat, "Bye, Bye Balloons"; Third, Abby Tabor, The Daily Comet, "Finding Home."Photo Features: First, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "Walk To School"; Second, Abby Tabor, The Daily Comet, "Beauty on the Bayou"; Third, Matt Williamson, Enterprise-Journal, "Dairy Fest Delights."Multi-Photo: First, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "Faces of the Flood: Crosby Victims Return to Houses"; Second, Courtland Wells, The Vicksburg Post, "Air Show"; Third, Matt Williamson, Enterprise-Journal, "Outside the Walls."Portrait/Personality: First, Matt Williamson, Enterprise-Journal, "A March in the Sun"; Second, Courtland Wells, The Vicksburg Post, "Secret Santa"; Third, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "I Can Beat You."Photo Sports Action: First, Courtland Wells, The Vicksburg Post, "The MVP"; Second, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "Ryan Olenek"; Third, Chuck Barnes, Enterprise-Journal, "Parklane Falls to MRA."Photo Sports Features: First, Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat, "Love of the Game"; Second, Bruce Newman, The Oxford Eagle, "Sugar Rush"; Third, Ernest Bowker, The Vicksburg Post, "At the End of the Day."Multimedia Package: First, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "The Home Front: Local View of World War II"; Second, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "Black Friday Guide"; Third, Kevinisha Walker and Chris Heller, The Daily Comet, "Relatives of The Massacre Victim Gather in Memory."Video: First, Chris Heller, The Daily Comet, "TARC Bell Choir Plays Houma's Main Library"; Second, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "Shrimpers See Good Shrimp, Bad Prices in Opening Week of Season"; Third, Ashlee Hill, The Daily Comet, "Main Stage Lounge Orlando Benefit Night."Winners in Division II newspapers:Breaking News: First, The News-Star, "Region deluged"; Second, Guilbeau Glenn, The Daily Advertiser, "LSU Fires Les Miles"; Third, Caleb Bedillion and William Moore, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, "Shumpert Grand Jury."General News: First, Emily Fontenot, The American Press, "Trump Country"; Second, Jacob Batte and Maki Somosot, The Courier, "Gun Control"; Third, Zack Orsborn, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, "Mississippi Buffering."Features: First, Megan Wyatt, The Daily Advertiser, "Second Chances"; Second, Kevinisha Walker, The Courier,...

Colonel Edward 'Ted' Holmes - The Southern

Monday, March 27, 2017

National War College. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 33 years of service earning the rank of Colonel. Ted served in the Indiana National Guard and was a liaison recruiter to the Air Force Academy. Ted retired from Whirlpool after 30 years of service as a Computer Systems Analyst.He was a member of First Christian Church, Owls Nest 30, Riverbend Association, and the American Legion Funkhouser Post 8. Ted was a sports enthusiast and an avid Cardinals fan. He was an avid reader and loved studying World War II history. Ted loved music and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.Ted is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruby (Yates) Holmes of Evansville, Indiana; daughter, Stephanie Wooten (Joseph) of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Edward "Ted" Holmes (Rebecca) of Evansville, Indiana; sister, Nancy Holmes; brother, Robert Holmes, M.D. (Sharon) of Carterville; sister-in-law, Suellen Hock of Marion; brother-in-law, Tony Morgan of Hurst; grandchildren, Patrick and Andrew Lusher, Bradley and Blake Holmes and Justice and Jessie Wooten.Ted was preceded in death by his parents.Celebration of Ted's life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711, with Pastor Jerry Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the funeral home. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox ...

Brian J. Wade, 80, of Ogdensburg - WWNY TV 7

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ithaca in 1959, he returned to teach and coach at Massena School District for a few years and later moved to Newington, CT where he coached football for Loomis Preparatory School. In1968, he was recruited by Alton “Slim” Elliott, who was the OFA athletic director at the time. Brian and Kathy relocated back to Ogdensburg where he started his career at Ogdensburg Free Academy coaching football, including several Section 10 championship teams until his retirement in 1994. It was also a privilege for Brian to serve as the Director of Physical Education and Athletics.Surviving is his wife, Kathleen; a daughter, Lisa Wade-Marney and  her husband James of Cary, NC; three sons: John Wade and his partner Carlos Lopez of Ogdensburg, Michael Wade and his wife Mary Malone McCarthy-Wade of Clinton, NY and Patrick Wade and his companion Krista Derschug of Gates, NY; former daughter-in-law Ann (Sias) Makowiec of Baldwinsville, NY; a brother, Timothy Wade and  his wife Leslie of E. Aurora, NY; a sister, Sue Lameroux of Cornwall, Ontario; eight grandchildren: Dr. Nicholas Marney and husband Rodrigo Pedroza of New Orleans, Ryan Marney and his wife Sarah of Cary, NC;  Brian Patrick, Emily and Julia Wade, all of Gates, NY; JP, Michael and Lizzy Wade, all of Clinton, NY; three great-grandchildren: Noah, Ethan and Madelyn Marney and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian is also survived his brothers-in-law, Bud Warren of Virginia Beach and John Warren of Ogdensburg, whom he considered both family and his dear friends.A son, Brian J. Wade Jr, predeceased him on October 25, 1980. Memorial contributions can be made to the Frederick Remington Art Museum, 324 Washington St; Ogdensburg, NY 13669; or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065.  Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.