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Kelly Gene Norton, 61, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at his home. He was born in Mobile, AL on October 15, 1956 to the late Jack Norton and Anita (Griffin) Dixon.

Kelly was a 1974 Bosse High School graduate and received an Honorable Discharge from the US Air Force. Kelly retired from Alcoa in 2010 after 34 yrs. He enjoyed playing darts, pool and was a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

He is survived by his brothers, Kim (Ellen) Norton and Kasey Norton both of Evansville; sister, Melissa Norton of New Albany, IN; uncle, Donald Griffin; aunt, Betty Newbold; and nieces and nephews.

Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kirk Norton; grandparents, Mel and Pauline Griffin and Earl and Elsie Norton.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or Susan G. Komen Breast Center, 4424 Vogel Rd # 205, Evansville, IN 47715.

Condolences may be made online at
Published in Courier Press on Feb. 15, 2018


I've been remiss in updating the page in a while.   I culled the rolls of folks winnowing out the spammers and bots to just humans.   Today I'll start attempting to pull the message traffic from the original board system up into this solution.  I'm going to focus on the photo sections first as much as possible.  Please let me know if you see issues or broken links as I boot strap up from the old message system

Charlie Heidal, MSgt (RET)



Bow Your Heads

December 29 we lost Blake Schaub formerly of 3rd ASOS.

The Funeral will be on the 8th of January 2018 at 1000 am, with a 1200 burial at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Kileen. The Funeral home does not have flowers to purchase; however, they recommended Woods Flowers in Temple, TX. ph: 254-778-8506. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that you donate in Blake's name to the TACP Association at Donation in Blakes Name

Site Fixed

Obviously its fixed.  There was a problem with a script that was running and it took me a bit of time to find it and kill it.  Site should now be good to go.  I'll be spelunking in the background to find the remains of the code that caused the problem.  Thats what happens when you borrow code from someone you don't entirely trust.

<note> Message boards are down.  Investigating a new message board system.  I'm not totally sold on it yet.  Give it a look (after you register) and let me know what you think.




Bow your Heads

We lost a brother today. Archie Brown passed away. Archie Brown age 71, of Crestview, passed away, Thursday, October 5, with his family by his side. Archie was born on September 3, 1946 in Flint, Michigan and moved to Crestview in 1991. He retired from the USAF as a SMSGT, after 21 years of honorable service. Archie was an avid Ham Radio Operator. Further Details are here (document)