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James O. Padgett

James O. Padgett, 81, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.  The son of L.O. and Rhetha Stahl Padgett, he was born April 9, 1940 in Plainview.  Memorial Service will be held at 3:00PM, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Humphrey Chapel. Paul Padgett will officiate. A private committal …

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Johnny Walker

Johnny M. Walker, Colonel, U.S. Army (retired) passed away in the arms of his wife, daughter and son on Thursday, December 23, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, from long term effects of COVID. Colonel Walker was born on January 7, 1947, in Borger, TX. In his 30-year career in the U.S. Army, Colonel Walker served …

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Richard Ziemba

Richard Ziemba was born and raised in Chicago to Betty and Chester Ziemba along with his four sisters, Cathy, Patty, Janet and Susan. He went to high school at Gordon Tech in Chicago and went on to attend the University of Illinois. Rich left college before graduating and was drafted into the Army during the …

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Gary Tuttle

Gary Edward Tuttle, the oldest son of LtCol George Edward Tuttle Ret. and Ruth E. Tuttle, served in Vietnam as a Medevac helicopter pilot and aircraft commander with the 498th Medical Air Ambulance Company “Dustoff”. He was a decorated Chief Warrant Officer, Army Aviator, that saved lives at great risk to himself, his crew and …

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Brent Overton

Brent Reynolds Overton, a retired Major in the U.S. Army passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday October 12, 2021, at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Brent was born in Jackson, Mississippi on January 31, 1961. Brent most recently served as a Targets Analyst at the Missile Defense Agency at Millennium Engineering and Integration located in Huntsville. He …

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Nelson E. Luce

Nelson E. Luce, Major, USA Medical Service Corp. (ret), Dustoff 46 Slipped the surley bonds of earth and went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 27, 2021. Born in Portland, Maine to Earl Chester Luce and Elmina Hutchinson. The Luce’s settled in Cape Cod, Mass. in 1634. The Hutchinsons, Colonial Governor of …

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James Heady

Jim Heady loved the sky and he loved the sea, and most of all he loved his friends and family. Captain Jim continued his cosmic journey on July 20, 2021, just two days before his 76th birthday on July 22. He was an aviator, blacksmith, educator, sea captain, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. James …

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