Sunday, July 08, 2012

William E. Cline (1931-2012) - 2nd Cousin

Earlier this year we reviewed information about Alexander Bell Ballantyne, grandfather of Jean Wallace Ballantyne Uible and great-grandfather to the Ballantyne-Dailey-Uible cousins.

Alexander is also the great-grandfather of William E. Cline whose mother, Anna Ballantyne Cline, was the first cousin of Bob, Virginia and Jean Ballantyne.

Many New Cumberland family names are mentioned in this obituary which is a copy of what Mary Frances Gavey (William's sister) mailed to the New Cumberland newspaper, The Hancock County Courier, for publication. Transcription follows.
William E. Cline - 2nd cousin - obituary June 2012.  He is brother of Mary Frances Gavey who wrote this to be published in the New Cumberland newspaper.


William E. Cline (Bill), was born in New Cumberland in 1931 to Clarence and Anna (Ballantyne) cline. He died at his home in Winter Park, Florida, on Tuesday, June 26, at age 80.

Bill is survived by his wie of 57 years, Dorothy, and his three daughters, Tomlyn, Patricia and Susan, his five Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, his three brothers, Marc, Page and Jim, and his two sisters, Mary Frances and Peggy and many cousins.

Bill served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot, instructor and a Rescue Helicopter pilot flying many Rescue Helicopter Missions in Vietnam.  Bill was in the service for twenty years.  Upon retirement from military service, Bill worked for the John Hancock Insurance Co. in Orlando, Florida for twenty years.

Bill liked to work out many Technological Strategic flying maneuvers along with other friends who had been pilots.  It was a satisfying adventure for him and he was very good at it.  Bill also loved fishing and being with his family.

Bill was predeceased by his maternal Grandparents, Alexander and Mary (Conley) Ballantyne, his parents, two brothers, Hawley (1996), Thomas (2006), his Father's sister and husband Ruth and Bob Herron and his cousin, David Herron, his Mother's sisters, Tatt Fisher and Natalie Parsons

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