This Web Page is Dedicated in the Memory of my oldest
Brother who lived in the Smiths Township/Pink Hill, N.C. area that my Family and I miss so very much.
Thomas Keith Price
1939 - 2000
Others IN MEMORY of:
Russ, WA4POD, Walt K4WDE and in the back is Doug
N4HAJ. (October 2004)
It is with great sadness and a sense of
tremendous loss that I report the passing of a fellow HAM and longtime,
trusted friend. Arnold Russell Worthington, “Russ” (WA4POD) at age 57,
passed away in his sleep Sunday night, February 20, 2005, following years
of debilitating illnesses.
Although a small man in stature, Russ was a giant among giants in
the Amateur Radio community.
He had been a HAM since his teenage years, active in many aspects
of the hobby, and could be heard frequently on the 40 and 75 meter bands
as well as the local VHF and UHF repeaters.
He held an Extra Class Amateur license and a First Class Phone
Russ had been serving as the Trustee of
the ENC (Grifton) Repeater W4NBR at the time of his death and was also the
designer and builder of this repeater.
He was instrumental in the building and maintenance of the W4OIX
repeater (Kinston) and several other UHF repeaters in the surrounding
Russ had been a member of the Kinston
Amateur Radio Society (KARS) since the late 1950s, having served as its
president and receiving the HAM of the Year Award on several occasions.
Russ retired from ITT in 1986 following a long career as a
microwave designer and technician.
He was also well known on the Coastal Carolina Emergency Net in
In most recent years, Russ occupied his
time with HAM radio.
He strongly supported the Volunteer Fire Department of Snow Hill,
NC, maintaining their communications equipment as well as maintaining the
equipment for the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.
On a personal note, a deep void has
appeared in my life as my “teacher” and friend has passed away.
I know that I speak for many HAMS, firefighters, and friends by
saying that his compelling presence will always remain in our hearts.
He touched the lives of many individuals in this area, and for
that, Russ Worthington will remain forever a giant among giants.
Kinston, NC 28504
WA0AFW/SK at the Cary, NC swapfest
It is with sadness that we report that WA0AFW, Dr. Roland E. Erikson, has became a silent key. He passed away on 16 November 2005 at about 1 AM in the morning. He recently was involved in a traffic accident and apparently did not heal from all the injuries. Roland was very active in the club in attending meetings, area hamfests and a regular on the JARS net. He will be missed dearly.
Information and photo courtesy of JARS
J. David Fridley, KG4FZR/sk
Feb. 9, 2006
Fridley, KG4FZR passed away on Feb. 9, 2006
David was a contributor
to the Carolina 440 UHF Link
This biography information was taken from the
McMinn County Amateur
ARRL Technical Advisor Page
Ronnie J. Casey, K4JDR
John H. Fish, N4SHX/sk
John and Wife Ingrid Fathers Day 2003.
John Hamilton Fish, of Durham, was born April 26, 1940,
passed away on June 18, 2006.
"There are not enough like him in this world!"
In deepest sorrow and with eternal love and gratitude,
Ingrid, Nadja, Logan, Gabriella and Rhonda.
Submitted by: John C. Le may, KB4WGA
John will be missed by all who knew and talked to him on
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Bob Butler, KB4BB/sk
Robert McLemore "Bob" Butler, died on Thursday, July
Bob was educated at Campbell College and NCSU. He served a tour of duty with the N.C. National Guard and the U.S. Air Force in Korea, Japan and Okinawa during the Korean War. He was an Electrical Engineer for ITT then went on to Marketing for CDE.
Bob will be deeply missed in the Topsail/Surf City area by all
of his friends.
Bill Edwards, K4BWC/SK
Edwards Jr., Marvin W. "Bill"
Marvin William "Bill" Edwards, Jr., K4BWC, 70,
went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and his beloved wife,
Gail L. Edwards on March 20, 2008. Bill was born in Sumter County, SC on
February 11, 1938 to the late Marvin William Edwards, Sr. and Sarah Sparks
Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a native of Sumter, SC. He attended Edmunds High School
and Clemson University. He was a Amateur (Ham) Radio operator for more than 50
years. He worked for the U-Haul Company for more than 20 years. He was also
President and CEO of Omega Electronics and has lived in Raleigh for 37 years.
Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 with Reverend Hunter Preston officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Inurnment, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Avenue, Zebulon, NC 27597.
Survivors: sons, William Dwayne Edwards of Wake Forest, Marvin David Edwards and wife, Rita C. of Wake Forest, Eugene Darryl Edwards and wife, Linda M. of Wendell; grandchildren, Nicole Edwards, Justin Edwards, Michael Edwards, Samantha Edwards.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, Annex Renovation Fund, 3808 New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.
Bill will be missed by many friends at the Ham Fest, he was a supporter of many local clubs, repeater systems and a friend of HF users throughout.
Harry Gates, KG4WFG Vanity W4FIX / SK
You Tube video getting new Call Sign: http://freemarketingservices.net/redirect/You+Tube%2c+W4FIX/
Harry Gates passed away July 7th at home. Harry was a good friend to Amateur Radio and he helped anyone with technical problems and repairs with his high skill as an electronics "bench" technician. He helped us work on some of our Carolina 440 repeaters especially some of the power supply repairs and work with the GE Mastr II vintage equipment. Harry was employed with Southern Communications in Goldsboro, N.C. for many years until they shut down a few years ago and served many Public Safety organizations in Wayne & Johnston Counties with two-way radio communications. I had the pleasure meeting him when I was a Wayne County Fire Officer in Seven Springs back in the Late 70's early 80's with him doing the communications work for the County. He will be missed by many.
Ronnie J. Casey, K4JDR
Terry C. Jernigan /SK
Terry was born on October 10, 1962 and passed away on February
Terry was an honorary member of the Johnston Amateur Radio Society (JARS) He did not hold a amateur
radio license but rather was an avid scanner listener of the JARS nightly Net. Terry considered JARS his
family and members of JARS considered him family as well. His brother James jr., KJ4HHG stated that when
it was time for the net that no one could talk and interrupt him while he was listening, (just like a true JARS
member). Terry will be missed by all of us Ham Radio operators who knew him. We know that even
though he is not here on earth, he is at the best heavenly radio station listening to us all forever.
Terry was the son of James F. Jernigan, Sr KF4JPN and wife Carolyn of Dunn, NC
Ronnie J. Casey, K4JDR
Byron King, K4NGJ/SK
1957 - 2010
Byron Lee King, 53, a retired employee of AT&T, died Friday September 24. 2010.
A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late C.C. and Avenelle Harrison King. Surviving are his wife, Emily Jones King; daughters, Ashley Christina King of Raleigh and Brittany Megan King-Barnes and her husband, Joshua Clayton Barnes of Raleigh; brothers, Fred King and his wife Phyllis and Bobby King and his wife, Jennette all of Raleigh; grandchildren Connor Lee King, Aven Isabel Barnes and another grandchild on the way.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Garner. Burial was at Montlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner. Memorial contributions may be made to The Concerned Bikers Association, in memory of Byron King, P. O. Box 28082, Raleigh, NC, 27611 or to the American Red Cross, 100 N. Peartree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610.
- Byron was a big part of our repeater group, helping out whenever he could
and always a active part of our life.
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