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Mr. Ed Hohenthaner (W7LGD)  05/16/2017


Obituary for Edwin Francis Hohenthaner

Edwin Francis Hohenthaner, age 86 of Cowan, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born March 5, 1931 in Zephyrhills, Florida, the eldest of five children of the late Barbara Forbes and John Francis Hohenthaner. Edwin attended schools in Michigan and Florida before joining the Army Paratroopers in 1948. He served in Japan during the allied occupation and went into active combat when the Korean War began. He served for 15 years in the Army and retired from the Air Force in 1968. In addition to Japan and Korea, he served in Germany, Alaska, and numerous other states around the country specializing in electronics and communications. Edwin lived a number of years in Oregon and Washington State where he enjoyed mining and panning for gold. The hobby that has brought him daily pleasure was amateur radio (W7LGD). He was licensed by the FCC as an amateur radio operator in 1959. For almost 60 years he has talked with friends all over the United States and has made many contacts with people all over the world. He served as an officer of Ham Radio Clubs in Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Florida, and Tennessee. He was a member of Cowan First Baptist Church and loved attending services and bible study each week with his friends. He also enjoyed meeting monthly with comrades in the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Jean Munch of Cowan; his sons, Edwin (Janet) Hohenthaner of Lapeer, Michigan, Steven (Karen) Hohenthaner of Goodells, Michigan; daughters, Audrey Paupert of Port Huron, Michigan, Lori Monty of Ann Arbor, Michigan; step-son, Don (Valerie) Patterson of Sonoma, California and Sarasota, Florida; step-daughter, Veronica (Rick) Carmean of Winter Garden, Florida, Running Deer Hunter, Hyde Park, Vermont and Ulster Park, New York; brothers, Richard (Elfriede) Hohenthaner of Yale, Michigan, Vance (Donna) Hohenthaner of Land Oí Lakes, Florida; sisters, Naida (Robert) Shelter of Lansing, Michigan, and Jean Wright of Winter Haven, Florida; and numerous precious grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Edwin wanted to extend special thanks to his many loyal friends, his patient Hospice Nurse, Tracy, and the staff of the Veteranís Hospitals who have offered aid and comfort during his illness. Funeral arrangements will be updated as they become available. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone who wishes may make a donation to your church or favorite charity in Edwinís memory. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222,

Visitation will be at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home from 11 AM-1 PM on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 PM in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. L.Z. Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone who wishes may make a donation to your church or favorite charity in Edwinís memory. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222,


Mr. Jess Lewis (KR4OJ)   04/12/2017

                    Jess Wesley Lewis (KR4OJ)
               December 16, 1942 -  April 12, 2017

A Celebration of Life for Jesse Wesley Lewis will be conducted at 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Lewis passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Jess was born in Manchester, TN, the son of the late Jesse Wesley Lewis, Sr. and Louise Jernigan Lewis.  He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an electronics technician for various companies, having retired from Nissan in Smyrna, TN.  He was a member of the Ham Radio Club, having served as president and was an extra class ham operator (KR4OJ), holding a DXCC #1 honor roll certification.  Jesse was also past president of the Coffee County Historical Society and the Coffee County Historian.  He was a passionate Master Geocacher with the Over The Hill Gang and a published author of Tombstone Records of Cannon County, Tennessee.

Jesse is survived by his loving wife, Joanna Ewell Lewis; six children, James (Mary Lou) Harvill, Michael (Shawna) Lewis, Nicholas (Vicki) Lewis, Tracey (Tony) Suzzi, Stephanie (Jeff) Hayes, and Stephen Lewis; two brothers, Gary (Martha K. Otwell) Lewis and Mark (Debbie) Lewis; and seven grandchildren.





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