French, Thomas
Tom passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012.  It was a very calm and peaceful passing. His wife Coleen, his sister Kristi and Kristi's husband Rich were with him. He had a massive stroke and brain bleed the previous Saturday.  The damage was not recoverable.  There was a very large celebration of his life at he VFW/American Legion on Tuesday, Feb 21 in Portland, MI, the town he grew up in and lived in all his life.  He will be sorely missed.

Griffith, Kenneth D.
(deceased in 1984)
13330 N. Lincoln Ave, Taylorville, IL :62568
Spouse:Debi 1-217-824-9378
Years/Date on board: 9-71 thru 12-74  Rate/Rank on board: E-4
I am the widow of Griff as he was known on the naughty claudy.  I was able to after 20 yrs to have got lucky and got in touch with John Garbuio, WYATT on the ship for awhile, and there were a few others that amazinly I do not know the names of but only the nicks of that I would like to know what happen to them. Tex, and a Brian.  Ed Rodemeyer's wife, is the one that gave me this website. It has meant alot to my boys to be able to go look at this site and see some of the history of their dad's navy time. Keep up the good work everyone!!! 

Garner, Michael R. , 60, of Carlyle died Monday August 24, 2009 at Belleville Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 9, 1949 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Jerrel and Carrie (Turner) Garner. He married Hisako Kim August 29, 1981 in Yukosako, Japan.
        Mr. Garner was preceded in death by his parents, his step father: Richard Brink; grandparents: Victor and Sadie Turner, Tracey and Rose Garner; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Unkaku and Haruka Kim.
Michael is survived by his wife Hisako; two sisters: Carolyn Wuebbles of Carlyle, and Linda Garner of Carlyle; four brothers: Jerrel Garner and wife Pam of Carlyle, Stanley Garner of Beckemeyer, Johnny Brink and wife Carol of Lufkin, Texas and Mark Brink of Champaign.
       Mike served in the United States Navy from April 1968 through February 1991.  He was stationed out of San Diego, CA. Boarded on USS Walke, Pearl Harbor, USS Claude Jones, USS Buchanan, USS Kirk,  USS Francis Hammond, USS Whipple and the USS Griddley all destroyers. He was a Vietnam veteran and Gulf War Veteran. He finished his tour of duty recruiting. All who knew and loved Mike knew that he enlisted in the Navy after graduating out of Breese High School. He served his country from 1968 until the day he died. He continually talked about the navy, his wife and her great cooking. When he moved back to Carlyle we got to know Mike again. His family here in Carlyle, friends, and his neighbors will miss him but always remember him. Mike loved to talk.
In keeping with Mike’s wishes he was cremated. He will be buried at sea by the United States Navy in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor.

Riggan, Alton Taylor 65, of 820 S. Sellars Mill Road, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at his home. 
A native of Granville County, he was retired owner and operator of Riggan Trucking, a member of the Seniors Bowling League and an avid car enthusiast. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Hawfields Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ross Riggan of the home; a daughter, Lynn Rashid and husband Brian, of Wake Forest; mother, Docia Setzer Riggan of Graham; four brothers, Jim Riggan and wife Lyn, of Williamsburg, Va.; Tommy Riggan of Graham, Wayne Riggan and wife Judy, of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Larry Riggan and wife Sandy, of Aberdeen; and several nieces and nephews. 
 He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Taylor Riggan. 
The funeral will be conducted at noon Friday, July 13, 2007, at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham by Dr. Curtis Fussell. Burial will be in Alamance Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home Friday from 11 a.m. until service time, and at other times at the residence. 
Condolences may be sent to 

 Souva, Gordon E.  75, Redwood. Funeral Services for Gordon E. Souva, age 75, of 43350 Rte 37, will be held on Saturday (Dec 22, 2007) at 1:00 p.m. at Foxwood Memorial Park with Pastor Gene Brown officiating. Mr. Souva passed away at his home Tuesday morning, December 18, 2007 while under the care of his family and Hospice of Watertown. 

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Fox-McLellan Funeral Home in Ogdensburg. 

Surviving is his wife Avis; daughters Patty and Howard Seixas of St. Petersburgh, FL, Lynda and John Ruggiero of Lake Placid, FL, Carol Billings of Alexandria Bay and Ruth and Robert Farley of Redwood; a son, Allen and Bridget Gordinier of Hammond; eight grandchildren, Sherri Barcliff and her husband Dale, Joel and Sarah Gordinier, Jaimie Whall and her husband Gabriel, Jennifer Velcheck and her husband Brian, William Billings III, Lori Lei Matteson and her husband William and Dana Farley; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

A sister Pauline House and a brother Robert Souva predeceased him. 

Mr. Souva was born in Dexter on May 21, 1932, a son of Alfred and Hazel Souva. He attended Black River and Dexter schools for his education. 

In 1950 he joined the US Navy during the time of the Korean and Vietnam Wars receiving several awards and training new recruits in Great Lakes, IL. 

In 1971 he retired as a Chief Engineer Officer after twenty-one years of dedicated service to his country. He then returned to Jefferson County where he worked for Pete Giltz Implement, Crowley’s, Hutchinson Boat Works, John Meyers Sr. and later for his son, John Meyers Jr. 

He has resided in Redwood for 27 years with his wife Avis J. Aldrich, whom he married on April 19, 1980. 

Mr. Souva enjoyed boating, fishing, sports, gardening, watching his birds and deer, and playing cribbage with his friends at Felder’s Garage. He was very well respected and known well throughout the community. He was an extremely devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to a charity of ones choice and on-line condolences can also be made to the family at Fox-McLellan Funeral Home .

 Von Muegge, Henry
March 21, 1951 — Feb. 10, 2008 
  Henry ‘Von’ William von MUEGGE IV , of Longmont, CO passed away on February 10, 2008. He was born on March 21, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA. He lived there until he joined the US Navy. He served as a radar man on the USS Claud Jones in the Vietnam War for four years. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and was honorably discharged. 
He is survived by his six children, Henry von Muegge V of Thornton, Danika King-von Muegge of Littleton, Jennifer Bridge of Federal Heights, Lauren Kihs-von Muegge, Erika von Muegge and Valerya von Muegge of Longmont, his six grandchildren, Brendan, Keegan, Octavia, Davin, Gabe, and Annika, his Brother John of Murietta, CA, his Sister Lori of Superior, CO, and one niece and one nephew. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry von Muegge III and Viola Lorean von Muegge of Torrance, CA. 

His hobbies included fishing,camping, reading, backyard barbeques, riding his Harley, and he was a big Oakland Raiders fan. 

He will be missed deeply and will always be loved. Please share your thoughts, memories, and condolences at Memorial Service will be at Fort Logan Cemetery on Friday, February 22nd, at 2PM, Section A. 

Updated: December 6, 2013

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