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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB014 (1996)

ARLB014 Ex-ARRL Director killed

ARRL Bulletin 14  ARLB014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 28, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB014 Ex-ARRL Director killed

Former ARRL Director and well-known DXer and contester Floyd
Teetson, W5MUG, and his wife, Winnie, WN5YTR, were found dead
February 23, victims of a brutal murder.

As the Amateur Radio community mourns the loss of W5MUG and WN5YTR,
a DXpedition to Little Cayman Island Floyd Teetson was to
participate in during the ARRL International DX Contest (SSB) March
2-3 will go forward as planned. The Shreveport-area group, including
W5AU, N5OCD and N5XIQ, will use Floyd's Caymans' call, ZF2FT. The
Teetsons were found slain at their home near Heflin, Louisiana,
February 23. They had been killed a day or two earlier.  The Webster
Parish (Louisiana) Sheriff's Department and Louisiana State Police
are investigating, but no arrests have been made. Authorities have
not speculated publicly on a motive.

Floyd Teetson served as ARRL Delta Division Director in 1962-63. He
was an Honor Roll DXer and active contester and had been a member of
several multi-op contest teams operating from various Caribbean DX
sites. The Teetsons were ARRL members. A native of Wisconsin, Floyd
was a retired electrical engineer who had been employed by the
telephone company in the Jackson, Mississippi, area. The house where
the Teetsons lived had been in Winnie's family for years. The couple
moved to Louisiana from Mississippi five or six years ago and had
refurbished the house.

The Teetsons each had three children from previous marriages. In
addition, Winnie's mother survives. Services for the couple were
held February 26 at the Bistineau Baptist Church. Flowers or
memorials may be sent in care of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 217
Murrell St, Minden, LA 71055.