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ZZZ DFNHUGULOO FRP PNYDVV#DFNHUGULOO FRP 16 JULY 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® In Memoriam Percy H. McNeill (1926~2021) The South Carolina Ground Water Association (SCGWA) was saddened by the loss of longtime member Percy H. McNeill, who left this world on May 6, 2021. Born in Raeford, North Carolina, he was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He worked hard for the South Atlantic Well Driller’s JUBILEE each year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The WWDR Team was pleased to witness Percy receiving the special basket presented by the SCGWA in 2008 [photo at left]. Percy in survived by his wife Tressie Jo; daughter Ann (Thomas); daughter-in-law Lisa; stepchildren Penny, Vanessa, Deborah, Tina, and Lorette (Lemuel); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Percy was preceded in death by his son Stephen and five siblings. LaVerne N. Kemp (1930~2021) The California Groundwater Association informed of the passing of LaVerne N. Kemp on May 2, 2021, at the hospital in Tehachapi, California. Born in Joplin, Missouri, she married Kenyon in 1956, eventually becoming “chief volunteer” for his water well surveying and logging services company. She also supported parent-teacher associations, 4-H, Cub Scouts, and Kern County National Alliance on Mental Illness. She picked her battles on issues closest to her heart, including the building of the hos- pital and mental illness, for the patients and their families, and their trying times. In her later years, Kenyon roped her into working and volunteering at the Tehachapi Railroad depot. LaVerne is survived by her dog Bandi, cat Patches, numerous squirrels, gophers, deer, and that dang bobcat. Human survivors include her daughters Pamela and Karen; son Kelley (Rebecca); grandchildren Jamie, Jody, Becky (John), Crystal, and Samantha; great-grandchildren Allan, Brandi, Bryan, Charlie, Kimberly, Britney, Tiffany, Rachael, Krysta, Gracie, Breanna, Stephanie, Kala, Jackie, JC, and Allen; and great-great-grandchildren Lillith, Dean, Oliva, Aasher, and Dennis. She was preceded in death by Kenyon, her parents, and several brothers and sisters. A. Clayton Voth (1925~2021) A. Clayton Voth of Enid, Oklahoma, passed away on May 6, 2021. Born in Enid, he graduated from Enid High School in 1943, and married Stella in 1946. He started his working career at Banfield Packing, and in 1944 started working for Franks Machine Company, which later became SpeedStar, retiring in 1988 after 44 years. In 1973, he started VRV Drilling Company and sold it in 2003. Lifetime and active member of Enid Mennonite Brethren Church, he served on the Board of Trustees, as Deacon, and as Sunday school teacher. He was Director of Youth for Christ in the 1960s and active in Gideons International and the Christian Business Men's Committee. Clayton is survived by his children Dennis (Patti), Mike (Cheryl), and Peggy (Phil); seven grandchildren; ten great-grand- children; and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by Stella in 2011. Lest we forget...

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