1944 - 2002 The loss of two Navy training jets and seven crew members last week in the Gulf of Mexico may never be explained, a fellow aviator said Wednesday at a pair of memorial services. The T-39 Sabreliners, used for navigation, radar intercept, electronic warfare and other nonpilot training, vanished from radar about 40 miles south of Pensacola on May 8. Neither sent a distress signal. "I do not know now, nor do I ever expect to answer or understand why this happened," said retired Navy Capt. Charles Tinker in his eulogy. "I fear it will [...]
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1944 - 1969 On the evening of 17 January 1969 Robert Kuhlman was the Bombardier/Navigator of an A6A Intruder conducting direct air support and armed reconnaissance missions in the vicinity of the A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam. The A Shau Valley parallels the Vietnam/Laos border and is approximately 30 miles southwest of the city of Hue. The aircraft departed Da Nang Air Base at 8:43pm, and arrived in the A Shau Valley area at approximately 8:50pm Upon arriving in the area, the B/N contacted the Forward Air Controller for assignment of missions. At 9:25pm the Forward [...]
1943 - 2012 Funeral services for Stephen Gary Sherman will be held at 11:30 am Thursday, May 3, 2012, in the chapel of John Kramer & Son with Rabbi Jonathan Cohen and Rabbi Arnold Task officiating. Interment will be in the Jewish Cemetery, Main Street, Pineville. Visitation will be from 10:30 am, Thursday, until time of service at the funeral home. Stephen Sherman, 69, of Alexandria, died on Monday, April 30, 2012, in CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Mr. Sherman was a native of Alexandria and a graduate from Bolton High School. He attended Tulane University, where he [...]
1938 - 2016 Louis Hanner Watson passed into heavenly glory on August 8, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Louis was known as a "Buddy" to many, a nickname given to him by his older brother. He was born on March 15, 1938, at Old Baptist Hospital in Jackson to William Harvey Watson, Jr. and Sarah Brown Hanner Watson. Louis's father, Billy, was on staff at the Mississippi State Sanatorium in Sanatorium, Mississippi. As Louis often recounted, his family moved to Meridian, Mississippi, on July 2, 1944, "complete with [his [...]
1938 - 2010 Wilton T. “Tom” McCay, Jr., 72, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, June 22, 2010. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his daughter, Kelly Virginia McCay, of New Orleans; his nephews, David McCay and Rusty McCay, of Baton Rouge; and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia Tunstall McCay, who was of Mobile, Ala.; a son W. T. “Trey” McCay III, who was of New Orleans; and a brother, James Kenneth McCay, who was of Baton Rouge. Born in New Orleans in 1937, Mr. [...]
1936 - 2014 Gainesville - Winton Edwin "Skip" Williams, 78, died peacefully Friday, June 27, 2014, at Haven Hospice. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister, Anna Catherine Hunt, and his niece, Lauren Hunt. Upon obtaining his Bachelor's degree and completing the Navy ROTC program at Tulane University, he was commissioned and served on a small combatant in the North Atlantic that was part of our Country's Distant Early Warning Line. While serving in the Navy, he met and married the mother of his two children, Alice Irish, of Newport, Rhode Island, who contributed so significantly [...]
1934 - 2001 Captain Neal Douglas Hobson, SC, USNR (Ret.)Neal Douglas Hobson died on Tuesday, 11-13-2001 – Age 67. Husband of Jane Reddy Hobson, Father of Lisa Hobson Martin and Elinor Hobson Rand, both of New Orleans, LA, Neal Douglas Hobson, Jr. of Houston, TX, Laura Hobson Herlihy of Lawrence, KS, and the late Gordon Reddy Hobson. Brother of Susan Hobson Murphy and W.E. Hobson, III. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (In Metairie Cemetery) on Friday, 11-16-2001 at 10: [...]
1933 - 2016 C. Bernard Barfoot of Alexandria, a mathematician and research department director at the Center for Naval Analyses, died on 22nd December at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke. Mr. Barfoot graduated from Tulane University in 1955 with a bachelor of science in mathematics and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy on the same day. He served as a division officer aboard an aircraft carrier and later as an officer instructor in the Mathematics Department of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. After returning to civilian life in 1959, he graduated from the [...]
1933 - 2017 Clay Legendre "Mike" Bartlett (November 25, 1933- March 26, 2017) was born in New Orleans, LA to Earl Putnam and Edith Cecile Pique Bartlett. A graduate of Isidore Newman High School, Mike excelled as an athlete, playing quarterback and running back in football, guard on the basketball court and javelin thrower in field events. A graduate of Tulane University, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. After graduation, Mike enlisted in the Navy, serving as paymaster on the USS Philippine Sea stationed in the Pacific.Upon [...]
1933 - 2017 William "Bill" Kenneth Catching Jr. passed away peacefully at The Sanctuary at Passages Hospice on Tuesday evening, March 14, 2017. He was six days shy of his 84th birthday. Beloved husband of Edith Degelos Catching of over 60 years. Loving father of Karen Faucheux (Dale), Georgia Harrington (Chuck), and Laura Hinds (Phil). Grandfather of Paul, Kenneth, and Andrew Faucheux; Caroline, Craig, and Douglas Harrington; and Jordyn, Billy, and Ross Hinds. Brother of Virginia Harris and Carol Denney. Son of the late William Kenneth Catching Sr. and Isabel Ainsworth Catching. Bill was a native of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, [...]