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Ed Mulholland - KA4WWV

Became a Silent Key on March 1, 2018

EdMulhollandEd Mulholland, 79, of North Wilkesboro passed away at his home on March 1, 2018. Ed was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 29, 1938.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Frances Chester Mulholland.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Mulholland of the home; a son, John Mulholland and grandson, Magnus, of Asheville; a daughter, Melissa Call and husband, Jody; and a granddaughter, Sophia, and grandson, Carter, of Wilkesboro. Also surviving are his sisters, Mary Milberger and husband, Tom, of Indiana and Karen Christoff and husband, Bill, of Indiana; a nephew, George Milberger of Indiana, and a niece, Kristina Ross of California.

Memorial services celebrating Ed’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Millers Creek United Methodist Church on N.C. 16 North. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m., prior to the service.

The family would like to send out a very special thanks to Wake Forest Baptist Home Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health Care at Home Hospice and all of their special neighbors, friends and church family for their care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Millers Creek United Methodist Church, 3260 North Highway 16, Millers Creek, N.C. 28651

or Wake Forest Baptist Health Care at Home Hospice,
125 Executive Drive, Suite 110
Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697

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Ken Anderson - W8FRS

Became a Silent Key on February 9, 2019

KenAndersonKenneth Ellsworth Anderson, age 79, of Wilkesboro, went to be with his Lord Friday, February 9, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Ken was born October 5, 1939 in Tripoli, Iowa to Glenn and Mildred Anderson, the 11th of 12 children. His family moved and Ken grew up in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. After graduating Grantsburg High School, where Ken was senior class president, he attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he met and married Karen Jean Neis. After graduating Moody’s radio engineering program, Ken served as chief engineer for Radio Station WEEC in Springfield, Ohio, and then worked as a missionary in Brazil, Honduras, Bolivia, and Alaska. He also worked with Bible Basics International in Tampa, Florida until moving to Wilkesboro in 2015. Until his death he remained active in Christian radio ministry and program production and was an active member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Ken was also an avid and life-long amateur radio operator and an active member of the local Foothills Amateur Radio Cub. While in Brazil his call sign was PY2ZAG, and in the US, W8FRS.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents and his ten older siblings.

Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, Karen Jean (Neis) Anderson; three sons and their families: Kurt Anderson and wife Kathy, of Elyria, Ohio; Keith Anderson and wife Kimberly of Wilkesboro, and Kerry Anderson and wife Raquel of São Paulo, Brazil; thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his younger brother, Wendell, of Dallas, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to either 1) BEA Ministries, P.O. Box 808, Xenia, OH 45385-0808 (designate “COMEV Brazil”) or 2) Friends In Action, Int’l, P.O. Box 323, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 (designate “Bolivia radio station”).


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