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FReeper gulfcoast6 Has Passed Away
July 24, 2011 | prairiebreeze

Posted on 07/24/2011 12:54:49 PM PDT by prairiebreeze

Word has come that FReeper gulfcoast 6 has passed away. Toby was a regular member of the America The Right Way thread, and was a FReeper in good standing since 1999.

Toby had many friends on this forum and his wise, gentle posts and warm humor will be sorely missed. He has gone to his glory in Christ and joins his wife Treva who preceeded him in death and whom he lovingly posted about after her death.

Toby loved God, his dear family (who he proudly posted about often) and his friends. We will all miss him and look forward to the time we see him again in Eternity.

Rest In Peace, dear FRiend.


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To: DollyCali

Thank you for posting the obituary info and especially that picture, Dolly.

He was a handsome man.


51 posted on 07/24/2011 4:42:37 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: prairiebreeze

Happy Homegoing, Toby! I’m sure Treva has wrapped you in her arms and hasn’t let go yet.....

You were a man of honor, courage and humor. May God have many more men of your caliber to take up “the good fight”.

Blessings on your family!
Pat


52 posted on 07/24/2011 4:51:54 PM PDT by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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To: prairiebreeze

(((((((Prayers for Toby’s Family)))))))


53 posted on 07/24/2011 5:05:50 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: prairiebreeze

RIP gulfcoast6. Prayers for his friends and family.


54 posted on 07/24/2011 5:25:41 PM PDT by amom
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To: prairiebreeze

Oh, I am so sad to know he has left us, although I am certain he will be greeted with “Well done, godd and faithful servant!”

I spoke to him on the phone several years ago when he was in the hospital recuperating from a heart episode. He was a wonderful man, kind-hearted and loving, faithful to the memory of his beloved Treva, and a patriot to the bone.

It is sad to have so many leave us, but I am glad he will join Treva.

May perpetual light shine upon him, and may he rest in peace.


55 posted on 07/24/2011 5:40:32 PM PDT by Miss Marple (uestioner in contrast.)
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To: prairiebreeze
Gulf Coast Highway

"..and when he dies he'll catch some blackbird's wings, and he will fly away to Heaven, come some sweet bluebonnet spring..."

56 posted on 07/24/2011 5:46:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: prairiebreeze
Prayers for him and his family from the Viking Lodge. He did his work here - now the Lord shall provide him with the rewards he has reaped for his toils.


57 posted on 07/24/2011 7:03:52 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: prairiebreeze

Prarie, you said it all. Toby was a wise, warm, gentle and loving person. He will be sorely missed.

May he rest in peace and may God’s light perpetual shine upon him.


58 posted on 07/24/2011 7:57:33 PM PDT by jtill (Preach the gospel always. If necessary, use words.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Prayers for his loved ones as they mourn their loss and ours.


59 posted on 07/24/2011 8:52:51 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: prairiebreeze

He was always such an upbeat encourager. I loved his stories about his family. It’s a comfort to know that he’s in the presence of the Lord at this very moment.


60 posted on 07/25/2011 4:06:44 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: prairiebreeze
Oh my goodness...

Toby... Rest in peace. You were a gentleman in the truest sense of the word, and one who lived and practiced his faith on a daily basis.

God Bless you my friend!

61 posted on 07/25/2011 6:15:44 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: prairiebreeze

RIP dear Toby.

Enjoy those heavenly grits.


62 posted on 07/25/2011 6:48:36 AM PDT by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2012)
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To: prairiebreeze

RIP


63 posted on 07/25/2011 6:49:29 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced. Winners do not compromise!)
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To: gulfcoast6
May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.

We will miss you guy.

Condolences to your daughter and grandchildren.

Say hi to Treva for us.

5.56mm

64 posted on 07/25/2011 9:17:07 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: prairiebreeze

Prayers up for his family!


65 posted on 07/25/2011 9:30:00 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: prairiebreeze
Sad news....God bless his family and FRiends.
66 posted on 07/25/2011 9:32:40 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: DollyCali

So sorry for your loss, Dolly.


67 posted on 07/25/2011 9:54:57 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: prairiebreeze

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


68 posted on 07/25/2011 9:56:54 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: prairiebreeze
Thank you, prairie. For the past few days I have been going through the saved FReepmails that Toby and I frequently exchanged over the years. Reading them brought tears and laughter.

Toby was what he was, a southern gentleman. I will miss "my big brother".

69 posted on 07/25/2011 10:39:56 AM PDT by lysie
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To: prairiebreeze

Toby was a good man, always enjoyed his posts. God Bless him and may he rest in God’s arms.


70 posted on 07/25/2011 11:25:59 AM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: DollyCali

Thanks for posting the picture Dolly.


71 posted on 07/25/2011 11:30:58 AM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: prairiebreeze

Sad to lose a FReeper of longstanding.


72 posted on 07/25/2011 11:32:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: prairiebreeze

Thanks for posting this about Toby. His Grandchildren are very blessed to have had such a good Granddad. He was so proud of them. Don’t you know it is hard on those little boys to go to the “shack in the back” My heart and prayers go out to the entire family. Denco


73 posted on 07/25/2011 11:37:51 AM PDT by denco
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To: lysie

AH NO! I am so very sorry to hear this news. Toby was a true southern gentleman - caring and loving. I must say that I am celebrating a little bit too because he and Treva are together once again. When Larry died, he wrote me a note and shared my grief in losing a mate and we both decided we would be counting the days when we were once again joined with out soul mates. GOD BLESS YOU TOBY....


74 posted on 07/25/2011 11:57:51 AM PDT by bevlar
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To: bevlar; denco; All; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); AFPhys; alwaysconservative; ...

I’m bringing this over from the funeral home’s web page:

Obituary for Toby WoodToby Wood, 75, born March 26, 1936, in Greenville, MS, passed away on July 23, 2011, in Saucier.

Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his wife, Treva Nell Wood; his parents Alice and Tobe Wood; and his sister, Alie Ann Fant. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Moore of Saucier, and Tracy Alfonso and her husband Terry of Saucier; five grandchildren, Toby Collier, Zachary Moore, Allie Alfonso, Trevar Alfonso, Caleb Toby Alfonso; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Moore, and John Moore.

Toby was a man of honor who loved the Lord, his country, and his family. His life was devoted to serving others through his military service and extensive law enforcement career. He began with the Greenville Police Dept. where he set records with arrests and solved several high profile case. He then became Chief of Police in the cities of Belzoni and Pearl. In 1973 and 1974 he served as president of the MS Chiefs of Police. Toby stood for Civil Rights in the MS Delta by fighting the KKK earning the respect of the black community. He attended The Federal Bureau of Narcotics School in Washington D.C. and The Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Ky. He was a member of The International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association.

He was ahead of his time with his efforts to help keep kids off drugs by speaking to youth groups all over the country on the dangers of drugs. In the early 1970’s he helped to write the drug laws for the state of MS. He also pushed for the formation of the MS Bureau of Narcotics.

After retiring from law enforcement, he owned Wood Investigative Services and DST America. In his last years, Toby lived his life in the country, riding his tractor, loving to help the neighbors by cutting their yards. He was most happy being Paw Paw and spending all his time bringing joy to his grandchildren and all those around him.

A great man has gone to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Treva. They spent 43 years together on earth and now have eternity with each other. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and church family.


75 posted on 07/25/2011 2:30:57 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

76 posted on 07/25/2011 2:32:11 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

Nice additions to the thread, Jem. Thank you for posting them.


77 posted on 07/25/2011 3:15:58 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: Jemian

Thank-you Jemian.


78 posted on 07/25/2011 3:27:06 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Jemian

Wow..that’s beautiful....thanks Jem


79 posted on 07/25/2011 4:07:35 PM PDT by The Raven
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To: Jemian

Thank you so much!


80 posted on 07/25/2011 4:49:13 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: BlueAngel

you are welcome!


81 posted on 07/25/2011 5:41:09 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Albion Wilde

thanks Albion. He was a special cyber friend to EVERYONE at ATRW... I was one of many. Will you be at Walter Reed for the last FReep Fri?


82 posted on 07/25/2011 5:48:57 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Jemian

thanks for carrying the obit & pix over Jem. He was a very handsome man in his youth & quite a looker even into his 70s. But the best looking part of him was his heart of gold!


83 posted on 07/25/2011 5:50:22 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Jemian; WKB; wardaddy; KLT; montesquiue; Downsouth55; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; ...

Hat tip to Jemian. I have seen this a couple times on the “American the Right Way” thread and pings but I haven’t seen it pinged out to gulfcoast6’s Mississippi FRiends. RIP Toby.

Obituary for gulfcoast6. Toby Wood, 75, born March 26, 1936, in Greenville, MS, passed away on July 23, 2011, in Saucier.

Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his wife, Treva Nell Wood; his parents Alice and Tobe Wood; and his sister, Alie Ann Fant. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Moore of Saucier, and Tracy Alfonso and her husband Terry of Saucier; five grandchildren, Toby Collier, Zachary Moore, Allie Alfonso, Trevar Alfonso, Caleb Toby Alfonso; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Moore, and John Moore.

Toby was a man of honor who loved the Lord, his country, and his family. His life was devoted to serving others through his military service and extensive law enforcement career. He began with the Greenville Police Dept. where he set records with arrests and solved several high profile case. He then became Chief of Police in the cities of Belzoni and Pearl. In 1973 and 1974 he served as president of the MS Chiefs of Police. Toby stood for Civil Rights in the MS Delta by fighting the KKK earning the respect of the black community. He attended The Federal Bureau of Narcotics School in Washington D.C. and The Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Ky. He was a member of The International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association.

He was ahead of his time with his efforts to help keep kids off drugs by speaking to youth groups all over the country on the dangers of drugs. In the early 1970’s he helped to write the drug laws for the state of MS. He also pushed for the formation of the MS Bureau of Narcotics.

After retiring from law enforcement, he owned Wood Investigative Services and DST America. In his last years, Toby lived his life in the country, riding his tractor, loving to help the neighbors by cutting their yards. He was most happy being Paw Paw and spending all his time bringing joy to his grandchildren and all those around him.

A great man has gone to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Treva. They spent 43 years together on earth and now have eternity with each other. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and church family.


84 posted on 07/25/2011 7:09:11 PM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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To: Jemian

Thanks much.

Prayers for family.


85 posted on 07/25/2011 7:42:25 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: NerdDad

Sad...a good man...never knew all his history...I bet my dad knew him from Belzoni early 70s

We’ll never know now...God speed hoss..I do hope you are with your dear wife


86 posted on 07/25/2011 11:50:24 PM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....I'm often on a DroidX..in bed late...hence my spelling..sorry)
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To: NerdDad

This breaks my heart. I am so sad to hear that such a dear, sweet, and very macho, man is gone from us.

How often do you see those three adjectives together?

But, that was Toby.

He has certainly left his mark in this world. It has been carried on through his daughters, and will be carried on through his grandchildren.

I know how much he missed his wife, and am so thankful that he’s with her again.

RIP you sweet warrior. I thank you for every thing you’ve done to leave this world a better place than you found it.


87 posted on 07/26/2011 1:08:35 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery will always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: prairiebreeze

Rest in Peace FRiend. Prayers up for all concerned.

LLS


88 posted on 07/26/2011 4:49:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Jemian
Jemian. Thanks for posting this. We knew Toby as a regular guy and a nice person. Who knew what a significant impact he had on his state and country!

That is one of the special aspects of Free Republic. We meet on common ground as equals and share aspects of our life as we wish.

Godspeed, Toby! Rest in Peace...you have mightily earned it!

89 posted on 07/26/2011 5:19:09 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: prairiebreeze

He was a special man in this life, and thankfully, has left a beautiful legacy of children, grandchildren. His memory will live on with us as well. Prayers up for his family.


90 posted on 07/26/2011 7:14:14 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (Sarcasma - Comforting relief from the use of irony, mocking and conveying contempt)
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To: Redleg Duke; SnarlinCubBear; denco; prairiebreeze; Vision; All
Many of us have been wondering what happened since Toby was in relatively good health and active on Thursday. Today we have learned from his daughter that Toby died peacefully in his sleep.
91 posted on 07/26/2011 8:23:08 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

Thank you for posting a “younger” Toby. There’s an empty spot in FR right now. Miss him.


92 posted on 07/26/2011 12:07:09 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Jemian

Prayers up for his family.


93 posted on 07/26/2011 12:54:07 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: prairiebreeze

Thanks for the ping. May he rest in peace.

Toby was a true gentleman, who loved his family dearly.


94 posted on 07/26/2011 7:51:17 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Clintion ruined a dress, but Obama ruined a Nation.)
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To: Jemian

Thank you for sharing that Toby died peacefully in his sleep, Jemian. I’m glad the family was home at the time and assume found him right away. He was active up to the end and deserved a peaceful death. Rest in peace, Toby.

My sympathy to his family who will miss him greatly.


95 posted on 07/26/2011 9:07:50 PM PDT by MNbelle
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To: prairiebreeze

I was so sad to read this. Toby was a wonderful writer/poster. May he enjoy eternal peace in the arms of his loving Lord.


96 posted on 07/28/2011 7:35:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: prairiebreeze

I am saddened to hear this and will miss his posts very much.

His was a life well lived in service to his God, his country and his family.

RIP Dear Toby.


97 posted on 07/28/2011 9:57:57 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Jemian

Thanks Jemian. Toby will be greatly missed.


98 posted on 07/29/2011 10:37:24 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: combat_boots

Bummer


99 posted on 08/02/2011 8:52:30 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: prairiebreeze; DollyCali; Jemian

Thanks for posting.

Condolences to family and friends of Toby. America’s finest. FR’s finest. R.I.P., sir.


100 posted on 08/03/2011 6:40:09 AM PDT by PGalt
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