USMC Bugler Recent Obituaries
of
Deceased Shipmates
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The Association has recently been advised of the passing on of the following Shipmates

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Page last updated: 6 February, 2024



Names and information listed below have been furnished to the Association by others.
The information is deemed to be credible, however the accuracy of the data is not guaranteed.

Obituaries, when available, are posted for informational purposes only, and will remain

posted for approximately one (1) year after receipt of notification of the shipmate's passing.

*  Individuals are listed by Date of Death.

*  Obituaries are listed Alphabetically

INDIVIDUALS
(Listed by date of death)


Name Ship Year(s) Date of Death Click ✔ for Obit
Hunt, Marvin M. - EM2 CLG 4 68 - 71 June 2, 2022
Suter, John H. - FTG2 CLG 4 59 - 62 September 1, 2022
Hopple, Ronald C. - GySgt CLG 4 68 - 69 October 23, 2022
Petrullo, Dennis J. - FN CLG 4 69 - 72 October 26, 2022
Frudden, Mark P. - CDR/XO CLG 4 69 - 70 January 23, 2023
Stankiewicz, William C. "Bill" - RD3 CLG 4 63-64 January 22, 2023
Robinson Jr., Hobart K. - LTJG CLG 4 59 - 62 January 25, 2023
Albert, Alfred M. "Marty" - HTFN CLG 4 73 - 76 February 7, 2023
Wells, Gordon D. - S1c CL 92 45 - 46 February 7, 2023
Yarborough, Donald E. - FTMSN CLG 4 65 - 69 February 17, 2023
Gammell, John A. - BTFA CLG 4 70 - 74 February 20, 2023
Aurand, David Lee - SN CLG 4 73 - 75 March 16, 2023
Miller, Robert E. "Bob" - FTM3 CLG 4 63 - 66 March 24, 2023
Boyte, Joseph F. - ETCS CLG 4 70 - 72 April 15, 2023
Sebright, Glenn E. - MM3 CLG 4 74 - 76 May 18, 2023
Griffin, James E. - AMS2 CLG 4 61 - 64 July 15 2023
Hall, Alan H. - FN CLG 4 61 - 64 August 11, 2023
Ford, Adam E. - SN CLG 4 71 - 73 October 13, 2023
Howard, David "Curly" J. - SN CLG 4 62 - 64 December 5, 2023
Poston, Michael E. - FTM2 CLG 4 69 - 73 January 4, 2024
Weiler, Terrill K. "Buz" - MM2 CLG 4 59 - 62 January 23, 2024


OBITUARIES
(Listed alphabetically)

Albert, Alfred M."Marty"

(July 24, 1956 - February 7, 2023)

ALBERT, Alfred M. "Marty", 66, of Alderson went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Alfred was born July 24, 1956 in Pulaski, VA.

He was a retired construction worker and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Alfred started Radford Memories on Facebook. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

Alfred was preceded in death by four sisters, Patty, Virginia, Kathy and Linda.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Sandra Presock Albert; one daughter, Shanea Gravely; one granddaughter, Charlea Albert; one stepson, Neil McLellan; one sister, Diane; two special nephews, Chris Viers and John Orange as well as several other nieces and nephews and special friends, Tom Bobbit, Chester Parker and Joe Baisden.

At Alfred's request there will be no services and his body has been cremated.

( Posted on Little Rock website 8/20/2023 )

Aurand, David Lee

(June 15, 1947 - March 16, 2023)

AURAND, David Lee, 75, of Springfield, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, OH.

David was born June 15, 1947 in Columbus, OH. He graduated from Mifflin High School in 1965. He attended The Ohio State University, until he enlisted in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Throughout his enlistment, he served as the ship photographer and sang in the Blue Jacket Choir. He held many jobs throughout his life, including sales (Western Southern, Rikes, Click Camera, Tractor Supply), freelance photography and owning a photography business (Miami Valley Photo) in Dayton, OH.

He was known to be quiet, gentle and kind. He loved nature, fishing, photography, playing musical instruments (piano, guitar, trombone) and singing.

David is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law: Kristin (Darrel) Gray of Enon, OH and Julie (Brent) Giffen of Panama City, FL; his five grandchildren: Travis Gray, Kalee (Aaron) Leciejewski, Grace Giffen, Tyler Gray, and Carter Giffen; his former wife of 24 years, Donna (Robert) Curtin of Fairborn, OH; two brothers Michael (Susan) Aurand of Gahanna, OH, and Steven Aurand of Okeechobee, Florida, along with three nephews, many friends and his loving caregivers at The Ohio Masonic Home. He was preceded in death by his parents: Marvin and Velma Aurand of Westerville, OH, and beloved sister-in-law, Valerie Aurand, of Centerburg, OH.

( Posted on Little Rock website 3/21/2023 )

Boyte, Joseph F.

(July 29, 1940 - April 15, 2023)

BOYTE, Joseph Flynn, age 82, of Yuma, AZ, passed away on Apr. 15, 2023 at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jul. 29, 1940 in Ward, AR.

Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an Engineer for U.S. Government .

Arrangements and cremation were entrusted to and handled by Desert Valley Mortuary & Crematory.

( Posted on Little Rock website 5/4/2023 )

Ford, Adam E.

(June 19, 1950 - October 13, 2023)

FORD, Adam E., age 73 passed away peacefully after battling frontal temporal dementia for several years. Although he kept his memory, sense of humor, and his personality throughout his journey, he finally lost his battle with this debilitating disease.

Throughout his life, Adam was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and dear friend. I met Adam over 22 years ago in 2001. He had fond memories from all 5 eras of his life including his early life with his parents and siblings, his 2 years in the Navy, his life with his first wife Janet and the early life of his children Kim and Adam Trevor, his life with Paige and his son Cole, as well as teenage Kim and Adam Trevor, and finally the past 22 years with me, his children: Kim (Carlos), Adam Trevor (Jenny), and Cole, 3 granddaughters: Sasha, Lera, and Jocie, his siblings: Regina (Alan), Priscilla (Jack), Joe, and Toni (Eddie), his numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and of course our dog, Scooter.

Adam loved to travel. He often spoke fondly of his time in the Navy aboard the USS Little Rock, travelling throughout the Mediterranean 50 years ago. We were fortunate to be able to travel widely throughout Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, and Africa. Adam truly enjoyed the adventure of visiting new places. He was also quite happy sitting on a cruise ship veranda drinking a beer and smoking an expensive cigar.

Adam was a visionary, when it came to buying, renovating, and selling property, even if he didn't always possess the funds to execute all of his visions. He truly enjoyed our time in Florida for the past 15 years, but his favorite property was our cottage in Maine at the Nubble Lighthouse. Adam also enjoyed improving and running New Harbor View Cottages for 16 years.

Adam was a salesman most of his adult life with Friend Lumber, Drummond American, and NYTEC/NexKem and was successful due to his exceptional listening skills. Adam enjoyed his many friendships with his clients, as well as his fellow sales colleagues: Marvin Keyser, Mike Zboray (Deb), and Steve Colletta (Suzanne).

I fell in love with Adam for his self-deprecating humor, his compassion, his generosity, his romantic nature, loyalty, and also his good looks. Adam was always easy going and accepted numerous tragedies and setbacks in his life with grace. He never worried about things he had no control over and believed that every problem would work itself out, as it should. Adam believed that family was very important. He deeply loved and was devoted to his family and truly enjoyed spending time with his parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, as well as my entire family.

Adam loved to drink and party with his friends including: Jacques and Fong, Mary and Michael, Jimmy and Joyce, and Chris, but gave it all up, when he discovered he was ill. As his disease progressed, he missed travelling and spending time with family and friends. Over the past 22 years, I don't remember him being sad during difficult times. He felt that his disease was just "bad luck." However, he never gave up hope. Adam recently told me that he was still hoping for a cure, so he could walk again.

Adam loved deeply, was loved by many, and will be greatly missed! I am convinced that he has met Scooter, they have walked together over the rainbow bridge, and are awaiting my arrival. Thank you for being a part of his life. He loved you all!

( Posted on Little Rock website 11/10/2023 )

Frudden, Mark P.

(1928 - January 9, 2023)

FRUDDEN, Mark Perrin, age 95, of San Diego, California passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023.

"Rear Admiral Mark P. Frudden (Retired) passed away in his home in San Diego, Ca.

Mark was the Executive Officer of the Littlerock from 1969-1970 while it was homeported in Gaeta, Italy. Mark graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1950 and retired 30 year later in 1980, making his final home in San Diego."






( Posted on Little Rock website 1/28/2023 )

Gammell, John A.

(1953 - February 20, 2023)

GAMMELL, John A. of Chesterfield Virginia passed away on February 20th, 2023, at 70 years old.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph M. Gammell and Marjorie A. O'Connell. He is survived by his wife, Susan Gammell; children, Megan Mershon (Fred), Michael Gammell (Naomi); his sisters, Eileen Gowin (Lee) and Meredith Thornton (Bill); his grandchildren, Caitlin Quinlan, Keaghan Gammell, Austin Mershon and Finley Gammell along with many nieces and nephews.

John proudly served 4 years in the United States Navy and retired from the McGuire Veterans Hospital as a Lead Boiler Technician with a total of 41 years of government service.

John was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend. His love and his legacy will forever go on in the smiles and laughter of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed!

A celebration of life will be held Monday, April 3rd, 2023 at Berea Baptist Church 15421 Pouncey Tract Rd Rockville, VA 23146 from 4-6pm.

( Posted on Little Rock website 2/28/2023 )

Griffin, James E.

(? - July 15, 2023)

GRIFFIN, James E. "Grif" passed on July 15, 2023, after an extended illness.

Born the fifth of nine children in Auburn N.Y

.

Jim started his military career while in high school serving in a PBM seaplane squadron in Trinidad and the Panama Canal Zone with the Navy. After serving in a helicopter squadron in N.J., Jim served on the guided missile cruiser USS Little Rock. In Vietnam, Jim served with a three-helicopter detachment in support of the Marine Corps. He then transferred to NAS Key West, Florida where he eventually retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1975.

A celebration of life will be held on August 13, 2023, at 1PM, at the American Legion Post 69, 1301 West Bell Street in Avon Park.

( Posted on Little Rock website 7/27/2023 )

Hall, Alan H.

(November 6, 1941 - August 11, 2023)

HALL, Alan H., 81 of Ashville, OH passed away at home on Friday, August 11, 2023. He was born on November 6, 1941 to the late Harry and Gladys Hall in Akron, OH.

He was raised in Barberton and was a 1960 graduate of Barberton High School. He served in the US Navy 1961-1963 on the USS Little Rock during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On December 4, 1964, he married the love of his life Diana M. Eddleman in the Southwest Church of Christ by Pastor Daryl Swearingen. He retired from Commercial Parts and Service working for 15 years in sales. He had also been a past service tech for Hobart and Wasserstrom and drove school bus for Teays Valley for 12 years. Alan was a member and elder of Pickaway Church of Christ, a member of The Lighthouse Singers and the Circleville Men's Barbershop group.

Besides his parents, Alan is preceded in death by brother Joe Hall; aunt Glenna (Bill) Winkle; his dog Sammy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Diana; children Terri (Branko) Petrovich and Michael Alan (Miranda) Hall; grandchildren Alana Petrovich and Tori Wilson; great grandchildren Lila, Gracie and Bentley; sister Glenna Marie (Ron) Ross; nephews Rob, Rick, Ryan, Ray and Donald; beloved dog Buddy.

( Posted on Little Rock website 11/4/2023 )

Howard, David "Curly" J.

(February 4, 1943 - December 5, 2023)

HOWARD, David "Curly" J., 80, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born on February 4, 1943 to the late John and Anna (Baxter) Howard in Milwaukee. He was educated in the schools of Milwaukee and graduated from South Division High School.

David entered the US Navy on July 11, 1961 thru July 10, 1967.

On April 23, 1963 he married Carol E. Anderson at Ascension Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death on October 19, 2012.

David worked at Allis Chalmers as a machine operator for 19 years and then as a tool room attendant at WE Energies for 26 years, retiring in 2013.

David loved going on road trips to visit family, music, karaoke, cars, carving and woodworking.

David is survived by his children Evan (Denise Shantry) Howard of Racine, John Howard of Kenosha, Dorinda (Jesus) Aldridge of (NC), Breck (Virginia) Howard of Denver, CO, Todd (Kelly) Howard of Kenosha, Elden (Michelle) Howard of Fredonia, WI and Tammy (Gene) Cruz of Kenosha, his 12 grandchildren: Alberto, MaryLou, Xavier, Justin, Charese, James, ThomasJay, Linsey, Jacob, Gene Elden, Morgan, Madelyn, and his ten great grandchildren Johnny, Alyssa, Anabella, Isabella, Rowan, Lillianna, Analisa, Johanna, Emery, Lena, and his siblings Phyllis (Harold) Struck of Racine, Gloria (Don) Ratz of So. Milwaukee and Harold Howard of Theresa, WI, a brother-in-law LeWayne Tiedke (Susan) of Medford, WI, brother in-law Richard (Jenefher) Anderson of the Philippines, and many dear nieces and nephews. David is also survived by his companion of 10 years JoAnne Daniels.

He is preceded in death by a sister Evelyn (Chuck) Wharton, and his in-laws Susan (Micheal) Rantanen, Patricia Tiedke, and Arthur Anderson.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 16th at the Bruch Funeral Home. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Due to allergies the family would request no additional flowers to be sent. Donations to family, animal shelter or cancer center are appreciated.

( Posted on Little Rock website 12/9/2023 )

Hopple, Ronald C.

(March 7, 1941 - October 23, 2022)

HOPPLE, Roandl Charles, 81, of Clear Lake City, TX passed away on October 23rd, 2022, peacefully in his sleep. Ronald was born to Charles and Mae Hopple in Harrisburg, PA on March 7th, 1941. He grew up in his hometown of Williamstown, PA, graduating from Williamstown High School in 1959. While growing up in Williamstown he played football in school and was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Ron joined the United States Marine Corps right out of high school in 1959. During his active-duty career, he was Expeditionary Forces into the Congo, a Combat Marine in Vietnam, Marine Detachment Gunnery Sergeant aboard the USS Little Rock, 6th Fleet Flagship ported out of Gaeta, Italy, and numerous other posts until 1970. During his post to Trinidad, British West Indies, Ron met and married the love of his life, Madge Carter in 1962 and later had two sons, Duane and Christopher.

While serving in Vietnam, Ron received the Purple Heart after being injured in combat. He received numerous medals, ribbons, and citations during his distinguished Marine career. After leaving active duty, he continued as a Marine Reservist based out of Philadelphia Naval Yard, Philadelphia, PA for about 8 years.

After leaving the Marines, Ron joined Gulf Oil in Philadelphia, PA in 1970, starting his next career in the oil industry. His oil career took off, taking him and the family overseas once again, to Saudi Arabia with Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) where he was a Supervisor at Berri NGL gas plant. After leaving ARAMCO, he returned to the United States with his family. Ron became a Commissioning/Decommissioning Specialist for such companies as KBR, Haliburton, and many others which once again had him travelling the world until he retired in 2012.

While living in Clear Lake City, TX, Ron joined the Knights of Columbus St. Bernadette Council 10959. Ron became a 4th Degree Knight and was a charter member of Fr. Titus Brandsma Assembly 2772. He served as Commander of the 4th Degree for many years as well as held the office of Trustee. He later moved to Mary Queen Council 8494. As a Knight of Columbus, Ron served on many committees for both the Council and Assembly.

Ronald is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mae Hopple. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Madge Hopple; son Duane Hopple and his wife Keri; son Christopher Hopple and his wife Laurie; and grandson Seth Hopple.

Semper Fidelis "Gunny"

( Posted on Little Rock website 3/20/2023 )

Hunt, Marvin M.

(September 26, 1949 - June 2, 2022)

HUNT, Marvin M., 72, peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, surrounded by family at Lexington Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1949, in Jeffersonville, Vermont, to the late Maitland "Bud" and Marjorie Bradley Hunt.

Marvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved reminiscing about his worn-out war stories with his Navy buddies from the USS Little Rock.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Becky; a son Trevor Hunt of Lexington; daughters Christine Johnson of Hudson, Florida, and Jody Rembert and her husband Raymond of Lutz, Florida; grandchildren Chelsea Hunt and her fiancé Eric Colgan of Fletcher, Vermont, and Jacob, Alexandra, and Courtney Woods of Lutz, Florida; great-grandchildren Peyton & Liam Colgan of Fletcher, Vermont; a brother Murray Hunt of Jericho, Vermont; a sister Martha Prince-Stockwell and her husband Jason of Jericho, Vermont; and several nieces and nephews who all reside in Vermont.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Malcolm Hunt.

( Posted on Little Rock website 4/22/2023 )

Miller, Robert E. "Bob"

(November 22, 1940 - March 24, 2023)

MILLER, Robert E. "Bob", age 82, of Greencastle, PA, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023, at the Chambers Pointe nursing home. Born November 22, 1940, in Waynesboro, PA, he was the son of the late Melchor D. "Meck" and Edith M. (Berger) Miller.

Bob was a 1958 graduate of the Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School. He went on to serve honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1966. Bob was the owner and operator of the former Miller's Jewelry Store from 1967 – 1979. After Bob sold the store he went to work at Letterkenny Army Depot, where he retired after 23 years of total government service in 1998. He was a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, where he was a part of the Berean Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 373 and the Greencastle Sportsman's Association. Bob enjoyed gardening, spending time with his dog, Buddy, Saturday morning breakfasts at Family Diner, and any type of outdoor work.

Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years, Ellen Louise Rotz Miller, whom he married February 14, 1995; three children, Donald Miller (Alisa), Richard Miller (Robin), and Karen Gibble (DeRay); four step-children, Kathie Small (Troy), Tim McCulloh (Deb), Patti Nowell (Roger), and Mark Michalsky (Sheri); seven grandchildren, Andrew (Emily), Alan, Ashley, and Aaron(Danielle) Miller, DeRauk (Haleigh) and Tanner Gibble and Natasha Picard (Jake); seven step-grandchildren, Rebecca McCulloh (Curt Grice), Kaitlin Stouffer (Colby), Heather, Holly, Christopher, and Caleb (Danae) Nowell, and Bryce (Dana) and Rachel Michalsky; multiple great grandchildren; and 12 siblings, Connie Keller (Harold), Jeannie Blubaugh (Norm), Larry Miller (Barb), Ronald Miller (Linda), Kim Miller (Bonnie), Betty Ann Miller, Pam Wingert (Dwayne), Doug Miller, Bonnie Overend, Mark Miller (Angie), Jeff Miller (Connie), and Lori Ensminger (Mike). In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy; a brother in infancy, Brian Miller; a brother, Richard "Dick" Miller; and a sister, Deb Layton.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11 AM at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 Kauffman Rd., E., Chambersburg, PA 17202, where Pastor Casey Hurst will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 6 – 8 PM and one hour prior to the service at the above church on Friday. Interment will follow the service in Brown's Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Inc., Greencastle, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Antrim Brethren in Christ Church's Benevolent Fund. Online condolences may be offered on Bob's page at www.zimmermanfh.com.

( Posted on Little Rock website 5/27/2023 )

Petrullo, Dennis J.

(October 10, 1950 - October 26, 2022)

PETRULLO Sr., Dennis J., age 72, of Frankford Twp, New Jersey passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Morristown Medical Center. Born in Jersey City to Michael and Angeline Carlone Petrullo.

Dennis was raised in Lyndhurst, NJ and was a resident of Sussex County for the past 38 years.

He was a plant manager for Hartz Mountain Industries formerly of Jersey City prior to his retirement in 2002. Dennis was a US Navy veteran serving from 1968 to 1973. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, The American Legion Post 157 of Branchville NJ, and the Knights of Columbus 3644 of Wallington, NJ. An avid outdoorsman, Dennis enjoyed fishing, hunting, and overseeing his farm.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Rita Byland Petrullo; his son Dennis Petrullo (Danielle); and his daughter Mary K Petrullo (Alexander VanDerToorn); his sister Patricia Tita (Joseph Tita); his three beloved nieces; his dear friend Eddie, his dear friend Richie, his dear friend Bob and his beloved dog Abby.

Dennis was preceded in death by his son Michael D Petrullo and his son Angelo Petrullo; his father Michael Petrullo and his mother Angeline Carlone Petrullo. Grandchildren; Alice, Angeline, Ashley and Theo.

( Posted on Little Rock website 4/27/2023 )

Poston, Michael E.

(November 11, 1948 - January 4, 2024)

POSTON, Michael E. In 1948, Michael Edward Poston, fondly known as "Mike," was born in Garden City, MI, where his journey began. The family later moved to Nashville in the '60s, where Mike graduated from Glencliff High School in 1966 before joining the U.S. Navy, serving from 1967 to 1973.

Music was Mike's heartbeat. Onboard the U.S.S. Little Rock, the flagship in the Mediterranean, he started a rock band, Barful's Backwater Boys, making waves with their tunes. It was reported that Barful's Backwater Boys even played loudly (and proudly!) on deck when pulling into some ports.

Upon leaving the service, Mike returned to Nashville on his Norton motorcycle, delving into the world of audio recording at Studio Supply Company. Working in recording studios, Mike honed his skills, becoming an independent audio engineer. His credits include collaborations with notable artists like Chet Atkins with whom he did several albums, both solo and as duos with Jerry Reed, Lenny Breu, Mark Knopfler, Suzy Bogguss, Tommy Emmanuel, and Roger Whittaker.

In the 80s and 90s, Mike's expertise extended beyond the studio. He founded Audio Services Group, representing renowned brands like Sony Pro Audio, Brysyon, PMC Speakers, and Merging Technologies. A true audio pioneer, he introduced the first Mitsubishi X800 digital 32 track tape machine to Nashville in the early 80s!

Mike had a passion for sharing knowledge and shaping young minds. As an active member of the local Audio Engineering Society, he was a mentor to many through the years. In addition to the music field, in the early 1990s, Mike helped found the WWBA (West Wilson Basketball Association) and spent several years coaching and supporting youth sports, including the teams of his own children. Further continuing his love for teaching young people, Belmont University's Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business became Mike's teaching ground in the early 2000s. What began as a few courses turned into a full-time gig that he loved. Though Mike retired as a professor in 2018, his passion for teaching kept him connected, advising and supporting his students.

Outside of his professional achievements, Mike's most cherished role was that of a family man. Son, husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and "Pops" to his two beautiful grandchildren, Evan and Brooklyn Welkley, he radiated love and warmth to everyone around him. Mike's family will forever hold close those memories they created with him. He is survived by wife Kathy, daughter Rachel (Jacob) Welkley, son Jon (Kimberly) Poston, older brother Jerry W. Poston, and younger sister Sherra M. (Winn) Schwartau, along with nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar L. Poston and Marie H. Poston, and older brother Raymond L. Poston, Mike's final note echoes in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. While his melody may have ended, the resonance of his spirit lives on in the memories shared with family and friends.

In keeping with his proud military service, Mike has requested to have his ashes interred in the Columbarium wall at the Nashville National Cemetery on Gallatin Road, with military honors. There will be a casual drop-in gathering of friends and family on Sunday, February 4, from 4:30 to 6:30pm at The American Legion Post 88, 2717 McCampbell Avenue, in Donelson.

( Posted on Little Rock website 1/13/2024 )

Robinson Jr., Hobart K.

(October 10, 1937 - January 25, 2023)

ROBINSON Jr., Hobart K. "Bart" died peacefully in Ponte Vedra Beach, on Jan. 25, 2023, with his family by his side. He was born on Oct. 10, 1937, in Quincy, MA to Charlotte Robinson and Hobart K. Robinson Sr.

He was a talented three sport athlete at Quincy High. He earned his BA from Williams College, served in the Navy, and earned his MBA from Columbia. He and Ingela married in 1964, and they had three children, Steven, Karina, and Peter. Bart spent the majority of his career with McKinsey & Co. in NYC, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. He retired in 1998, splitting time between Williamstown, MA and Ponte Vedra Beach, where he and Ingela wore out a lot of golf shoes and together sang in choir and he in barbershop. He will be remembered for his competitive spirit, warm heart, and his storytelling of a life well lived.

Bart is survived by Ingela, their children Steven, Karina, Peter, and their spouses Dana, Paul, and Liz, six grandchildren, and his sister Karla Dunham of Ponte Vedra Beach.

A celebration of life will be held in PVB on Feb. 23rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Transplant Foundation.

Please visit his online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com.

( Posted on Little Rock website 5/26/2023 )

Sebright, Glenn E.

(August 12, 1949 - May 18, 2023)

SEBRIGHT, Glenn Edwin was born on August 12, 1949 to Bernice and Nelson Sebright In Allegan, Michigan. He was the second youngest of six children.

After graduating high school like his father and older brother before him he enlisted in the United States Navy and served two enlistments in Vietnam. He served on the USS Boston and the USS Little Rock. He then went on to serve on the Hanover Park Fire Department for 30 years. He was a member of the Sycamore sportsman club where he had the honor of serving as a range safety officer.

Ed was always willing to lend a helping hand and he was a loyal and devoted friend a brother to many in the Navy, fire department and church.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; his sisters, Norine, Lee (Dave) Bernie and his brother, Joe (Kirsten). His children, Fred, Kelly (Ryan), Brooke, Justin and Katie. Grandchildren, Nickolas, Dominick, Dylan, Desirae, Tianna, Taylor and J.J. and great grandsons, River and Roman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Viola (Jessie) and Bill (Bernie).

A member of Cathedral of Praise he served on security and counsel to Pastor Brandon Nelson.

A generous and caring man he was nick named "Superman" because of all the life challenges he survived. A terrible motorcycle accident in 1989, Mesothelioma in his chest wall in 2016, "The widowmaker" heart attack in 2021. A stroke on Thanksgiving of 2022, which took his peripheral vision on his right side.

He was involved with many charitable events, like raising $100,000 for Easter Seals, $250,000 for the MDA and he was fund raising chairman for the Fire Dept. Union.

He had a celebration of life on April 22, 2023 where he blessed all the people in his life. The outpouring of love that filled the place was undeniable. Throughout the years he held himself to the highest standards with honor and dignity.

"Growing Old Is Not for Sissies" Jimmy Buffett

His memorial service will be on Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 PM at the Butala Funeral Home, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. The visitation will be from 3:30-5:00 PM at the funeral home.

A memorial has been established for his family in care of the Butala Funeral Home, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. 60178.

( Posted on Little Rock website 6/4/2023 )

Stankiewicz, William C. "Bill"

(1944 - January 22, 2023)

STANKIEWICZ, William C. "Bill", 78, passed peacefully on January 22 at his home surrounded by his family.

Bill was civic leader and two-term mayor of Hogansville, Ga.

A native of Philadelphia, Bill served six years in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1967 with 2 years active duty as Second Class Radarman aboard the USS Little Rock, a guided missile cruiser. He continued his affiliation with the Navy as President and board member of the USS Little Rock Association for many years.

Following discharge, he earned a degree from Drexel University in Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting and law and soon began a 30-year career with ARA Services (a.k.a. ARAMARK), a multinational service management corporation. He retired in 2000 as Vice President of Finance of their Uniform Rental Division.

Bill and his wife Mary Stewart were drawn from Atlanta to Hogansville in 1999 as an ideal place to realize their dream of opening an antique business. Collectors since their youth, they established William & Mary's Antiques and Sports Collectibles. From the beginning, Bill sought volunteer opportunities to best serve the community, and the legacy he has left is immense.

He served as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission as well as on numerous board appointments including the Troup County Center for Strategic Planning, Troup County Chamber of Commerce, Hogansville Downtown Development Authority, United Way of West Georgia, Treasurer of the Hogansville-Meriwether County Joint Development Authority, and treasurer of the Hogansville Charitable Trust.

In 2006, the Hogansville City Council asked Bill to serve as City Manager, a post he held until 2011. Seeking to represent Hogansville's interest at the County and State level, Bill successfully ran for Mayor in 2013 and again in 2017. During a contentious second election, he sought to heal, not divide. Numerous accomplishments during his two terms include overhaul of the city's water and waste water treatment infrastructures, proactive industry recruitment, improved fire service, major debt reduction from near insolvency to a retired debt, competitive utility rates and taxes, a new library, parks, parking lots and amenities. He was especially proud of his involvement with Racial Trustbuilding, Inc. and its achievements.

Bill and Mary, as co-directors, took on the promotion and coordination of The Hummingbird Festival, a 22-year endeavor which saw expansion from 1,200 annual attendees to 18,000. Managed by the Hogansville Charitable Trust, proceeds combined with matching grants totaling nearly $1 million have funded civic projects and improvements.

His life-long passion for sports was sparked by his cousin Eddie Stanky who played 11 seasons for National League baseball teams. This love, plus a bent for entrepreneurship, started early. At age 15, Bill ran a concession stand in front of Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia during the 1959 Army Navy game, a legendary matchup to this day. Playing rugby on a national team and a stint as a ski instructor in Alaska suggests that there was no sport he didn't love. Living in Atlanta for 10 years necessitated season tickets to the Braves baseball games during which time he served as a board member of the Braves 400 Club.

Bill was widely read and always had a story to tell from his vast store of knowledge, often quoting his favorite statesman, Winston Churchill. He routinely opened City Council meetings with a witticism, a "this day in history," or a tone-setting anecdote. His long-time assistant and City Clerk, Lisa Kelly, now interim City Manager, thought of him as "a beacon who pointed us in the right direction and tireless in his dedication to our city."

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary, his son, William C. Stankiewicz, II, (Jennifer), and two sisters, Robin Stevens (Robert) and Joyce DeCarlo (John), plus several loving nieces and nephews. For family and close friends, a Funeral Mass of the Resurrection is planned to be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in LaGrange, followed by his final internment at a date to be announced forthcoming. Because Bill was a well known public servant, an ecumenical celebration is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 2:00pm at St. Peter's Catholic Church in LaGrange, followed by a light reception.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hogansville Charitable Trust, 200 E. Main Street, Hogansville, Georgia 30230.

( Posted on Little Rock website 1/24/2023 )

Suter, John H.

(May 1, 1938 - September 1, 2022)

SUTER, John Harry, 84, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2022;Loving husband of Jane Suter for 36 years.

John is survived by his son Michael D. Suter and his wife Mary; beloved father of Laura Gerafentis and her husband Spiro, Jane Wanex and her husband Chad; dear brother of the late Charles William Suter, Mary Louise Chandler, James Granville Suter, and Richard Joseph Suter; cherished grandfather of Laura Maria, Georgia Eva, Cameron, Hannah, Olivia, Caroline, Chase, and Sophie; Papoose of George and Spiro Jr. Adored by many nieces and nephews; former spouse of Virginia Tewey.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at Mays Chapel United Methodist Church, 11911 Jenifer Road, Timonium, MD 21093.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Mr. Suter's memory to Mays Chapel United Methodist Church.

( Posted on Little Rock website 1/6/2023 )

Weiler, Terril K.

(June 3, 1940 - January 23, 2024)

WEILER, Terrill K. On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, loving husband, father, friend, and retired City of Williamsburg Fire Chief T.K. "Buz" Weiler answered his last call and returned to quarters. Chief Weiler was a dynamic and forward-looking leader with 43 years of dedicated service to the citizens in The City of Williamsburg and surrounding communities, bringing the Williamsburg Fire Department into the new millennium with his steadfast dedication to "His Troops" and through the preparation and training of the department for whatever challenges they might face. In addition to his years in the fire service, various awards, certifications, and honors received, Buz was also proud of his veteran status having served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Little Rock.

Being a man of great faith, Buz was a member of Saint Bede Catholic Church. After receiving the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) he served as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, and later a teacher of RCIA. More recently Buz also attended CrossWalk Church in Norge where he became active in the men's ministry with his son and found a new walk with his faith.

He was preceded in death by his father Henry Benjamin Weiler and his mother Thelma Heckman Weiler, his first wife Audrey Robertson Weiler, and brother-in-law and "Amigo" Thomas Joseph McGrann Jr. Left to honor his memory are his best friend and loving wife of 44 years Margie, his devoted children Heather (Mauri), Steve (Lizzy), and son-in-law Dale (Tami); grandchildren Killian, Madison, Mollie, and Bailee; brother Greg (Jean), sister-in-law Barbara, brother-in-law Mike, and many extended family members. He is also survived by a daughter Hollie and granddaughter Kenna.

In addition to his family, those left to cherish Chief Weiler's memory are the many friends and colleagues of the organizations and fraternities locally and nationally of which he was a part and the many Brothers and Sisters of the Fire Service worldwide. In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorial donations be made to The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department (williamsburgvolunteerfire.org), CrossWalk Church-Norge Men's Ministry (crosswalk.cc/norge), or the Williamsburg House of Mercy (williamsburghouseofmercy.org). Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.

( Posted on Little Rock website 2/6/2024 )

Wells, Gordon D.

(March 5, 1927 - February 7, 2023)

Wells, Gordon D., 95, of Greensboro, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at his residence. He was the loving husband of the late Shirley Mae Miner Wells.

Born on March 5, 1927, in Chemung County, NY, he was the son of the late George Benedict Wells and Hazel Mae Stanton Wells. Gordon serviced our country in the United States Navy and was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church. He retired from Dunning Industries as a plant controller.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Donald Wells; and brother, Norman Dexter Wells.

He is survived by his son, Gary Duane Wells; and grandson, Patrick Wells.

There will be no formal services at this time.

Fond memories and online condolences for Mr. Wells may be left at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

( Posted on Little Rock website 1/9/2023 )

Yarborough, Donald E.

(March 16, 1947 - February 17, 2023)

YARBOROUGH, Donald E., Pastor, passed into eternal glory on february 17, 2023 with his Savior Jesus after a brief battle with MDS, his wife of forty-seven years by his side.

Don was born March 16, 1947, in Brady, Texas. During his childhood Don moved with his family twenty-seven times throughout Texas. His dad was an electrician who worked on major construction jobs which required the family to relocate.

He served in the Navy from 1965-1969, stationed on board the USS Little Rock in the Mediterranean during the turbulent Vietnam years. After the Navy he married his first wife and had two children.

He met and married Jacqueline Hamblin August 9, 1975. Jackie also worked at TC and the two of them began to build a marriage and life that was once only a dream for Don. He earned his ministerial license in 1976.

Don excelled in many things including basketball, billiards, and bridge. He loved all genres of music, subjecting his children and grandchildren to "Golden Oldie abuse," as he called it. He enjoyed writing poetry and songs, and had a passion for knowing the meaning behind names. A lover of the Word of God, he committed large portions of scripture to memory. This love would be passed onto his children and congregation. Don told dad jokes before it was trendy, much to the embarrassment of his children and delight of his congregation.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Pauline Yarborough, brother, Dexter, brother-in-law, Terry Stevens, nephew, Gerry Stevens, son, Paul Davis Yarborough, and granddaughter, Hannah Raine Alsheimer.

He is survived by his loving wife Jackie; daughters, Tammy Collier (Frank), Amy Kropp (Dennis), Bethany Ingalls (Nathanael) and Kimberly Alsheimer (Ryan); grandchildren Tiffany (Matt), Joshua (Fei), Samantha (John) Courtney, Andrew, Alexander, Ashley, Caleb, Chloe, Ethan, Julia, Connor, Jude and Lydia; and great grandchildren, Memphis, Nora, Greyson, and Alice; sister, Sharon Stevens; sister- in-law, Jeanie Schmiedel; and countless members of his church family, past and present.

( Posted on Little Rock website 2/28/2023 )


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