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William P. Hayman Jr., Col.

Dr. Hayman (Auburn '45), 93, Winter Park, Florida, died May 27, 2017. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, he retired as a colonel from the Army in 1975. During his military service, Dr. Hayman worked as a base veterinarian and troop food inspector and oversaw the sentry dog program.

Early in his career, he briefly practiced mixed animal medicine in Gainesville, Florida, before joining the Army Air Corps. In retirement, Dr. Hayman took over the family cattle ranch in south-central Florida. He was a member of the International Brangus Breeders Association, Southeast Brangus Breeders Association, and Florida Cattlemen's Association. Active in the state's citrus industry, Dr. Hayman served on the board of directors for the Haines City Citrus Growers Association for 17 years. In 2005, the FCA awarded his ranch the Florida Environmental Stewardship Award for outstanding conservation practices in the state. Dr. Hayman is survived by his wife, Maude; two daughters; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His granddaughter-in-law, Dr. Kelly Rew (Florida '09), is a small animal veterinarian in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Memorials may be made to Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or Florida Cattlemen's Foundation, P.O. Box 421403, Kissimmee, FL 34742.
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David Wise, Col.

Dr. Wise (OSU '51), 82, Clemson, S.C., died Aug. 19, 2009. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, he served in the Air Force Veterinary Corps from 1959 until retirement as a colonel in 1977. During that time, Dr. Wise held assignments in the Air Force Academy, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, and Atomic Energy Commission. Earlier in his career, he practiced in Talmage, Ohio. In retirement, Dr. Wise served as an adjunct professor at Clemson University, where he helped design and construct an animal research facility. He is survived by his wife, Julia.

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MC INTYRE, James C.   Col.
Site:  003 C 060

Born: 10 JUL 1912 Died: 24 OCT 1976 Buried: 27 OCT 1976

Inscription: US AIR FORCE

Dr. Elmer L. Lashua, DVM   Lt Col.
April 16, 1923 – September 16, 2016

Tryon, N.C. - Elmer Lester Lashua, 93, of White Oak Village Apartments died Friday September, 16, 2016 at his home in Tryon NC.

Originally born in Mellen, Wisconsin, he was the last son and child of the late Egbert and Maude Cleaves Lashua.

Elmer was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Josephine "Jodie". Surviving are sons, Mark (Penni) of Columbus, Indiana; Martin (Mary) of Huntersville NC; daughter Jennifer of Mooresville, NC; five grandchildren, Sarah Lashua; Katie Geller (Scott); Tim Lashua, Sydney and Zoey Bezanson, and two great grandchildren, Ethan and Emma Josephine.

Elmer received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University and had his own small veterinary practice before joining the US Air Force in 1953. Elmer settled with his family in Tryon in 1976 after a long and proud career in the US Force. Tryon was an important part of Elmer's life. He was introduced to Tryon while working with horses as a young stable hand for Mr. Jack Kimberly (of the Kimberly Clark Corporation). Marion Brock and Lee Cowan of Tryon were working for the Kimberly's on their property at what is now part of FENCE and went north to Wisconsin seasonally with the horses. It was there they met and married Elmer's sisters lola and Marie and settled in Tryon and Landrum in the late 1940's. He had many interesting life experiences including transporting horses on ships with Lee Cowan with United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation to post WWII war torn Poland and Greece in 1948, and also working in Mexico treating hoof and mouth disease in cattle. He traveled to over 30 countries
in the course of his lifetime, including a few that most people don't get to: Iceland, Greenland and South Korea.

He loved Wisconsin cheese, bratwurst, salami and of course, beer. Yuengling Beer stock prices dipped after hearing of Elmer's passing. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and Atlanta Braves fan. He was watching a baseball game in his easy chair when he passed (unfortunately the Braves lost). Elmer prided himself in getting from point A to Point B and back to Point A as quickly as possible and famously was the first to leave any event or family gathering.

Elmer was a loving and generous man and will be missed by all.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service but a family memorial celebration of his life is planned later in the fall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be made to Foothills Humane Society of Columbus, NC or to a Veterans charity of your choice.

CARDIN, Colonel David Ellis, passed away August 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Bettie Jo Smith Cardin. He is survived by his daughter, Becca Shannon Cardin, and her son, Noah Thomas Cardin; his son, William Summerhill Cardin, his wife, Dr. Dana Cardin, and their children, Henry Summerhill Cardin and Eleanor Catherine Cardin; as well as dear family friend, William Rhoades and his husband, Craig McNamara. David attended veterinary school at Auburn University, where he met Bettie Jo. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force. David was the only medical officer to serve two terms in Vietnam; after the war he attended Missouri State University where he received his master's degree in public health. He served his country for over 20 years, retiring as a full Colonel in 1990, at which time he and Bettie Jo opened their own veterinary practice, Ellis Memorial Animal Hospital. David will be remembered for his brilliant mind, quick wit, and kind heart. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
                                                           Robert O. Shannon, Col.

Dr. Robert Odum Shannon, 88, of Willis died February 26, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born to the late Gladys Odum and Guy Camillus Shannon, July 22, 1928, in Whitmire, South Carolina. Robert received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1950. He married Cora Jane Glanton in 1952 and resided in Covington, Georgia. For ten years he practice clinical medicine in Newton County, Georgia. He was then called on active duty by the United States Air Force. He received a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan and graduated from The Center of Foreign Animal Diseases in Orient Point, New York. He spent the next 20 years as a public health veterinarian, participating in various epidemiological and environmental health programs, as well as advanced research at the Hanford Atomic Research Facility. He received the USAF Legion Of Merit as well as the USAF Meritorious Service Medal. He retired in 1980 with the rank of Colonel. Robert then worked as the Director of Public Health for the city of Houston and later as the Executive Director of the Houston SPCA, where he developed many innovative animal welfare programs. He also wrote a column for the Houston Post and later published a book titled "Tails A Waggin". Robert and Cora moved to Montgomery County in 1997. He continued to be active in animal welfare programs as well as being a volunteer in several charitable organizations. He loved sports, especially baseball and was an insatiable reader. Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Cora Jane, and his three children: Kay Shannon and her husband Clark Thomas of Dallas; Bob Shannon and his wife Deborah of Kemah; Ben Shannon and his wife Betsy of Willis. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Sierra Balich and husband Nick of Ocean Beach, California; Kevin Thomas of Dallas. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to your favorite charity. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 15th, at 6:30PM at the United Methodist Church located at 200 N. Thomason St. in Willis, Texas.

Dr. Stanley Hewins passed away on March 28, 2017, after a long illness. He was at home, surrounded by family. Dr. Hewins was born on August 15, 1947 in Knoxville, TN. Stan grew up on a small farm in Lenoir City, TN, where he attended Lenoir City H.S., and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Following his graduation, he attended Auburn University under a special U.S. Air Force program to train veterinarians. Following his graduation in Veterinary Medicine in 1973, Dr. Hewins was stationed at many different Air Force bases throughout his career. Much of his career was spent at the former Brooks AFB, in the School of Aerospace Medicine as an instructor and Armstrong Laboratory as Chief of the Environmental Toxicology Branch. He completed a Master's in Public Health in 1977 at the University of North Carolina. He returned to school in 1983 to work on a Ph.D. at Texas A&M in Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Hewins retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years in 1991. Following his retirement, he worked for the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence as a toxicologist. He later worked for several government contractors as an environmental toxicologist. Finally, in 2004, Dr. Hewins resumed practicing as a veterinarian in several clinics. Even after retiring in 2013, he continued practicing as a relief veterinarian.
Dr. Hewins will be remembered as a loving husband and father, and for always having an easy sense of humor and kindness to all he met. He adored all of his critters, and was known as the "cat whisperer".
Dr Hewins is survived by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Hewins; sister, Gail Sharp-Schreck (husband Bill); his son, Bryan Hewins (wife Lauren); daughter, Kelly Alkhatib; stepson, Jason Herrick; and grandchildren, Ben Alkhatib, Jack Alkhatib, Caden Hewins, and Katy Herrick. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Glenn and Joyce.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you donate money and your time to your local animal shelter or wildlife rehabilitation center in memory of all the critters that Dr. Hewins loved and nurtured. The Hewins home was always home to critters who needed his love and care, and we ask that you do the same!
The visitation will be Monday, April 10th, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Porter Loring North. The church service will be held Tuesday, April 11th at 11:00 am at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 518 Pike Rd., San Antonio, followed by a reception at the church. Burial is at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2:00 pm.

Dr. Stanley Hewins, Lt Col.
GOLDEN Colonel (Dr.) John Graham Golden, USAF (Ret.), died unexpectedly June 26, 2010 in San Antonio. He was born in Bonham, Texas on September 13, 1946, and spent his childhood in Waco, Texas. Golden graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1969 and entered military service in 1970 as a member of the United States Air Force Veterinary Corps. He was the last active duty research veterinarian in the Air Force prior to the Air Force Veterinary Corps being abolished in 1981. Golden's last active duty assignment from 1988 until his retirement was as Director of the Veterinary Sciences Department for the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base (AFB), San Antonio. There, he ensured that all biomedical research programs involving research animal models were humane, and that all animals received the best possible care. Other assignments during his career included Kincheloe AFB, Michigan; Hahn Air Base, Germany; the Air Force Institute of Technology with assignment at the Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania; and Armstrong Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Golden received numerous military decorations as well as the 1994 Outstanding Alumnus Award for Government Research from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon his retirement in 1999, Dr. Golden became Director of the Palo Alto Veterinary Technology Department for two years. He enjoyed working with both students and faculty. He also taught as an adjunct veterinary instructor for the Palo Alto Vet Tech Department. Golden enjoyed his river property in Spring Branch, Texas, and was devoted to his family, who dearly loved him and will miss him greatly. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Beverly Burrow Golden; daughters, Polly Golden Burris and husband Brant Burris, Jennifer Golden Hopkins and husband Mark Hopkins and grandchildren Lainey and Graham Hopkins; son, John Graham Golden, Jr and wife Katie Porter Golden; and sister, SuEllen Wilson of Dallas. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2010, with Rev. Ron Hill officiating at the Fellowship of San Antonio, 23755 Canyon Golf Road, San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Fellowship of San Antonio.
J. Bruce Rankin, Capt.

Dr. Rankin (Washington State '55), 87, Salem, Oregon, died Jan. 28, 2017. Following graduation, he served as a captain and base veterinarian with the Air Force in Delaware. Dr. Rankin moved to Salem in 1957 and joined his father, the late Dr. F.G. Rankin (Colorado State '28), in his small animal veterinary practice. In 1960, he established his own practice in Salem, working there until retirement. Dr. Rankin was a member of the Oregon VMA and served on the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board. His three daughters and five grandchildren survive him.
Memorials may be made to Willamette Humane Society, 4246 Turner Road SE, Salem, OR 97317.

Bobby Caraway, Lt Col.
David Ellis Cardin, Col.
John Graham Golden, Col