Our Obituaries

Linda Tyler

April 17, 2014

Linda Ruth Tyler was born December 4, 1945 in Fort Towson, OK, the daughter of James Easterwood and Geneva (Justice) Easterwood and had lived all of her life in the Choctaw/McCurtain County area. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie J. Tyler, Sr.; a son, Randy Byrd; a brother, Steve Easterwood; and her step mother, Irene Easterwood. Linda...
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Dorothy VanCleve

April 13, 2014

Dorothy Lucille VanCleve was born February 16, 1920 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Vincent W. Dudick and Marie (Gault) Dudick and had lived in Hugo since 1997. She peacefully passed away with her family by her side on April 13, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stansbury VanCleve; four siblings, Joy Dudick, Marion Sysmanski, Jean Lammer and Bud...
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Tommy Moore

April 10, 2014

William Thomas "Tommy" Moore was born August 17, 1943 in Dallas, TX. Tommy was owner/operator of a candy distribution company and was a member of the Church of Christ in Antlers. He married Joann Ford on June 10, 1961 in Dallas, TX. She survives him. Other survivors include: one son, Troyce Moore of Hugo; one daughter, LaRinda "Rennie" Bassham of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Katherine Moore of...
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David Moss

April 9, 2014

David Joe Moss was born February 13, 1940 in Lima, Ohio, the son of H.B. Moss and Edith (Reeder) Moss and had lived in Hugo since 2008. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Nikki Collins and a brother, Richard Moss. David married Jean (Jewell) Moss on April 4, 1964 at First Evangelical Reform Church of Lima, Ohio. They celebrated their Golden wedding...
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Angel Ramirez-Huerta

March 30, 2014

Angel Ramirez-Huerta was born October 1, 1991 in Dolores, Hidalgo, Mexico, the son of Francisco Ramirez-Gonzalez and Maria Isabel Huerta-Godinez and had lived for the past eight years in Boswell. Angel enjoyed going to the river, riding 4-wheelers, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a hard worker and worked in construction. Angel was of the Catholic faith. SURVIVORS INCLUDE:...
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Charles Rhoades

March 21, 2014

Born October 30, 1921 in Charleston Arkansas to Charles D. and Bertha Rhoades. In his early years, he moved to Nuyaka, Oklahoma and was raised by his Uncle and Aunt Gordon and Lula Sharp along with his sister Lillian. He became an outstanding basketball player (the team won the Class C championships in 1939 and 1940 and scored over 100 points in one of the games). He enrolled at East Central...
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Vera McCloure

March 20, 2014

Vera Luetta (Burton) McCloure of Hugo, Oklahoma passed away on March 20, 2014 at the age of 90. She was born in Sawyer, Oklahoma on April 11, 1923 to Elijah and Della (Babcock) Burton. Mrs. McCloure was raised in Messer and went to school at Rock Hill and lived in the Hugo area for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Oleta Jones and her sons, Joey McClure...
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Norma Pitts

March 13, 2014

Norma Jean Pitts was born December 5, 1933 in Wellington, TX, the daughter of James Henry Havron and Ruby Elmaria (Simpson) Havron. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Clifford Newton Pitts (December 16, 2008); a daughter, Carol Pitts (1971); three brothers, Etsel James Havron, Roy Dean Havron and Jerry Dale Havron; also one sister,...
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Lynda Wilkie

March 13, 2014

Lynda Ruth "Lulu" Wilkie was born July 2, 1943 in Sulphur, OK to Leonard Hay and Frances (McHargue) Hay. She was the oldest granddaughter of Sylvanus and Ruth (Charbonneau) McHargue. Lynda graduated from Hugo High School in May 1961 and married David Lee Wilkie on October 27, 1961. They were blessed with one son, David Leonard Wilkie; four grandchildren, Sasha Lynn Wilkie, Autumn Marie Wilkie,...
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Johnny Allen

March 8, 2014

Johnny Vaughn Allen was born June 12, 1954 in Hugo, OK and had lived all of his life in Hugo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Allen; brother, Glenn Allen; and sisters, Martha Buchanan and Ruth Ann Taylor. Johnny was a truck driver and enjoyed driving trucks. He loved life and enjoyed dancing and having a good time. Johnny loved and cared about everybody and enjoyed spending time...
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John Heath

March 4, 2014

John F. Heath was born November 30, 1918 to John Q. Heath and Isabel Charlson Heath in Ninnekah, Oklahoma and lived most of his life in Hugo and Speer OK area. John departed from this life on March 4, 2014 at the age of 95 years. John is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Cecelia "Cindy" Heath; Brothers George Heath, Arnold Heath, A.J. Heath; and sisters Anna Erwin, Marie "Dink" Bobo...
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Betty Jackson

March 4, 2014

Betty Joy Jackson was born December 11, 1965 in Bokchito, OK, the daughter of Alvie Jackson and Lillie (Bertis) Jackson. Her parents preceded her in death. Betty was actively involved in her children's lives, whether it be at the baseball field or church activities, despite how heavy her schedule, she always had time to lend an ear to anyone needing an encouraging word or hand. She truly...
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Genaro "Jerry" Ochoa

March 3, 2014

Genaro Vargas Ochoa was born on January 24, 1924 in Jerome, Arizona. He lived there till the age of six, then his family moved to Hanford, California. He lived in Hanford until he joined the Navy in 1942 at the age of seventeen. He was first stationed in Barnstaple, England, Normandy in 1944, then in the South of France. He remained in Okinawa until the end of the war in Japan occupation duty...
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Jerrod Choate

March 1, 2014

Jerrod Lee Choate was born March 30, 1988 in Ada, OK and had lived all of his life in the Boswell and Bennington area. He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball and also enjoyed fishing and camping. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: his father, Tommy Lee Choate of Bennington; his mother, Geraldine (Roberts) Pierce of Bennington; sisters, Tina Bacon and Amanda Martin, both of Boswell; brother, Kendal Pierce...
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Louis Craigo, Jr.

March 1, 2014

Louis Craigo, Jr. was born March 27, 1918 in Paris, TX, the son of Louis Craigo, Sr. and Marilda (Robinius) Craigo. He married Lelia Joyce McCombs on November 27, 1946 in Commerce, TX. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Westbrook and a brother, Augustus Craigo. Mr. Craigo was a business owner and landscape architect. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
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Wilma Davidson

February 24, 2014

Wilma Rose Davidson was born November 1, 1924 in Allen, OK, the daughter of Harvey W. Keener and Myrtle Valentine (Tillery) Keener and had lived most of her life in Grant. She married Jesse Davidson on April 22, 1943 in Grant, OK; He preceded her in death on June 19, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Billy Joe Keener, James Keener and Harvey Keener. Wilma...
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Tommie June James

February 17, 2014

Tommie June James was born December 22, 1932 in Fort Towson, OK, the daughter of Wilbur Duncan and Minnie Mae (Scarbrough) Duncan and had lived north of Swink, OK since 1977. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Marvin Ray James and Jerry D. James; also a sister, Deloris Bland. She enjoyed fishing, liked to go to church and loved spending time with her...
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John A. Trapp

February 13, 2014

John A. Trapp was born April 26, 1927 in Clarksville, TX, the son of William Henry Trapp and Velma (Cowley) Trapp and had lived most of his life in Choctaw County. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by great grandchild, Kirby Davis; five brothers and two sisters, Eugene Trapp, Herman Trapp, William Trapp, Henry Trapp, Marshall Trapp, Mildred Martel and Dorothy Wilson...
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William David Harrison

February 11, 2014

William David Harrison, Sr. was born October 1, 1941 in Bakersfield, CA, the son of James Elven Harrison and Dorothy (Bernard) Harrison and had lived for over 20 years in the Boswell area prior to moving to Durant. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Viola LaPoint and a brother, Johnny Harrison. Mr. Harrison was a fence building contractor and was of...
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Randy Booth

February 10, 2014

Charles "Randy" Booth also known by his truck driver handle "Belly-Bumper" was born February 19, 1958 in Hugo, OK, the son of Charles Eugene Booth and Janie (Ball) Booth and was a life time resident of Hugo. His parents preceded him in death. Randy was a truck driver and was of the Pentecostal faith. He enjoyed fishing, riding horses, cookouts, family gatherings and watching T.V. SURVIVORS...
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Frank Milby

February 9, 2014

Francis Manwell "Frank" Milby was born March 26, 1936 in Plain View, VA, the son of George Franklin Milby and Sadie (Manoley) Milby and had lived for over 20 years in Boswell. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, Wesley Hardin Milby, a daughter Jo Lynn Chelette and a brother, George Franklin Milby, Jr. Frank managed Case International Stores in Sherman,...
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Angie Davidson

February 8, 2014

Angie D. Davidson was born December 20, 1926 and had lived in Brownsboro, TX for the past 3 years after living most of her life in the Hugo area. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Davidson and two sons, Danny and Bobby Davidson. Angie loved to fish but after her fishing buddies passed on, she took up sewing and quilting. She also loved to read, work jig saw puzzles and listen to...
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Katherine Battiest

February 7, 2014

Katherine (Williams) Battiest was born July 12, 1929 in Bethel, OK the daughter of Raphael Williams and Annie (Cusher) Williams and had lived in Hugo since 1959. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Abeita. Katherine was a homemaker and attended Victory Baptist Church, Hugo. She enjoyed living her life, loved fresh flowers, enjoyed playing bingo,...
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Opal Crowder

February 7, 2014

Mary "Opal" Crowder was born February 1, 1923 in Boswell, OK, the daughter of Jim Campbell and Ada (Duff) Campbell and had lived in Soper since 1974. Opal was a homemaker. She married Pete Crowder on March 6, 1944 in Idabel, OK; He preceded her in death on August 24, 2002. She was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Nick Crowder; daughter, Villie Ann Ward; two sisters, Nettie Moncrief and...
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Anna Dozier

February 5, 2014

Anna Lou Dozier was born October 25, 1938 in Fort Towson, OK, the daughter of George Marshall Taylor and Vivian Marcell (Fennell) Taylor. She graduated from Fort Towson High School and married Parnell Dozier on June 24, 1958 in Tulsa, OK. They moved to Sawyer in 1995. Anna was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Towson and taught Sunday School in her younger years. Anna was a very supportive...
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Betty Espinoza

February 3, 2014

Betty Lucille Espinoza was born June 28, 1950 in Roswell, N.M., the daughter of Willis B. Graham and Laverne (Watson) Graham and had lived for the past 31 years in Boswell. Her parents preceded her in death. Betty enjoyed reading and watching TV. She also enjoyed walking and visiting with family and friends. Betty was of the Baptist faith and attended Pigeon Roost Cumberland Presbyterian...
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Ozella Staggs

February 3, 2014

Ozella Marie Staggs was born October 10, 1927 in Anadarko, OK, the daughter of Willie Lee Flowers and Sarah Sicily (Merriman) Flowers and had lived in Boswell since 1975. She married Travis Lee Staggs on October 28, 1948 in Atoka. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son Jimmy Lee Staggs; two daughters, Jerri Sue Petty and Cindy Ann Staggs; also one...
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Debbie Smith

February 1, 2014

Debora Ann "Debbie" Smith was born November 12, 1962 in Grand Prairie, TX, the daughter of Wayne W. Smith and Rita (Pittman) Smith and had lived in Hugo for the past four years after living most of her life in the Dallas, TX area. Her father, Wayne Smith preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Wayne Smith. Debbie loved animals, liked to dance and was an Elvis...
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Richard Pruit

February 1, 2014

Richard Lou "Dick" Pruit was born November 10, 1934 in Humble City, New Mexico, the son of Chester Allen Pruit and Annie Lou Rainy (Matthews) Pruit and had lived in Spencerville since 1996. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Pruit; three sisters, Eunice Rowe, Ollie Harwell and Joyce McFarland; also four brothers, Bob Pruit, Roy Pruit, Tommy...
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Jack Vernon Melton

January 21, 2014

Jack Vernon Melton was born July 3, 1930 in Boswell, OK, the son of Jess Cullen Melton and Norma (Streetman) Melton. He grew up in Boswell and moved back in 1985. Jack married Mildred Ellis in Amarillo, TX. She preceded him in death in 1989. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers Gene Melton, Leo Melton, James Melton and Wayne Melton. Jack was a truck driver and was of the...
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Crystal Maxwell

January 19, 2014

Crystal DeeAnn Maxwell was born April 27, 1985 in Okeene, OK and had lived all of her life in Hugo. She worked at Hugo Medical Clinic as a Doctor's assistant for Dr. Ted Rowland. Crystal enjoyed her job, listening to music but most importantly loved spending time with her son including going to the park and the lake. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: her son, Lincoln Ray Leon Gallant and his father, Willie...
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Kolten Reich

January 17, 2014

Timothy Kolten Reich was born August 16, 1990 in Talihina, OK. He married Kaley Pulliam on September 1, 2012 in Millerton, OK. Kolten enjoyed life and making people laugh. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, making paracord bracelets, driving around in the mud, learning new things, buying new toys, wearing his cap and sunglasses, dipping, listening and singing country music, building new projects,...
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Alta Selby

January 9, 2014

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Leslie Gilley

January 5, 2014

Leslie Diane Gilley was born January 26, 1972 in Dallas, TX. She might have been disabled, but do not let that fool you; Leslie was a very vibrant, full of life and beautiful woman. She enjoyed shocking people, was outgoing, talkative, and was a people person. She loved the color Red, enjoyed country music, especially Reba McIntyre and Randy Travis, liked having her hair done and worked making...
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James Oliver Crews

January 4, 2014

James Oliver Crews was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. At the age of 58 on January 04, 2014 he returned home to Our Heavenly Father. James is survived by his wife, Sandra Tucker Crews, daughter, Adalina Tucker Crews, brother, Charles Crews and sisters, Panele Franklin and Gale Noneaker and one wonderful grandson, Kaleb Tucker Crews along with other family and friends.
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Richard Cushman

January 1, 2014

Richard Byron Cushman was born December 23, 1938 in Longmont, CO, the son of Richard Cushman and Bessie (Benevidez) Cushman. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a sister, carol Lynn Ludwick and a brother, Roy Cushman. During high School, Richard was an outstanding amateur boxer, participating in the Golden Gloves of American tournaments, earning the nickname ...
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Albert Sampson

December 31, 2013

Albert Lee Sampson was born February 8, 1942 in Oleta, OK, the son of Jacob Sampson and Marie (Elapashabbi) Sampson. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three children, Delbert Sampson, Audra Harris and Jacqueline Sanchez and three siblings, Eldon Sampson, Pearlie Mae Deatley and Sarah Sampson. Albert loved working on cars, yard work, watching old western movies...
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Vickie Lynn Freeman

December 26, 2013

Vicki Lynn Freeman was born April 11, 1951 in Hugo, OK, the daughter of J.I. Freeman and Esther (Dickerson) Freeman. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Billy Dean. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: one son, Clinton Freeman and wife, Lynna Freeman of Fillmore, OK; one daughter, Sherrl Freeman of Augusta, MT; one brother, Arthur Freeman and wife, Judy of Hugo, OK; two sisters, Joyce Moler...
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Charles Roy Lester

December 25, 2013

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Jerry Wayne David

December 25, 2013

Jerry David, 59, passed from this life on December 25, 2013, at his Sawyer home. Jerry was born on November 27, 1954, in Odessa, TX. In 1973, Jerry graduated from Fort Towson High School. He was a member of the Fort Towson State Champion Basketball team and the MVP in the Tournament of Champions. After graduation, he attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Jerry was trained as an...
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Otis D. Thomas

December 19, 2013

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Trudy Harrimon-Hanson

December 18, 2013

Trudy Maxine Harrimon Hanson was born November 13, 1939 in Corsicana, TX, the daughter of James Edward Rose and Mattie Lee (Hutchings) Rose and had lived for over 50 years in Choctaw County prior to moving to Paris, TX. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Wesley Harrimon; her second husband, Melvin Hanson; sons, Danny Harrimon, Johnny Harrimon,...
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Willie Mae Sampson

December 11, 2013

Willie Mae Sampson was born September 24, 1946 in Noble, TX the daughter of Jacob Sampson and Marie (Elapsahabbi) Sampson. Willie was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Pearlie Mae Sampson and a brother, Elden "Red" Sampson. Survivors include: daughter, Mary Sampson of Paris TX, sister, Ruthie Fleming of Paris, TX, two brothers: Albert Sampson of Ada, OK and Johnny Sampson of Paris...
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Ray Love

November 25, 2013

Ray Love was born January 17, 1939 in Boswell, OK the son of Vernon Love and Alice Lorene (Rogers) Love and had lived most of his life in the Boswell area. His parents preceded him in death. He married Audra Jones on October 27, 1960. Ray was a rancher and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He loved taking care of his cows, enjoyed baling hay and enjoyed fishing. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: his wife,...
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Ardith Payne

November 24, 2013

Ardith Mae Payne was born November 7, 1932 in Norfolk, NE the daughter of Max Heppner and Fern (Emley) Heppner and had lived most of her life in the Hugo area. She married Odell Payne on August 4, 1956 in Hugo, OK. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister Audrey Sutter and three brothers, Darel, Dean & Dallas Heppner. Ardith attended Trinity Baptist...
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Ethan Sheets

November 8, 2013

Ethan Glenn "Bub" Sheets was born August 8, 2006 in Durant, OK, the son of Glenn and Barbara (Bullard) Sheets and had lived all of his life in the Hugo area. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Barbara Bullard; great grandparents, Glenn and Wilma Sheets, Sloney and Myrtle Beasley, R.L. and Lucy Sellers, and Sam and Birdie Bullard; also his uncle, Robert Bullard. Ethan enjoyed dirt...
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Clyde Davidson, JR

October 28, 2013

Clyde Eugene Davidson, Jr. was born November 6, 1971 in Paris, TX, the son of Clyde Eugene Davidson, Sr. and Melba (Gibson) Davidson. As a teenager, Clyde, Jr. attended Paris High School. He loved his job as a journeyman Lineman where he worked in power line construction. Clyde, Jr. was a strong-willed godly man with a heart of gold that loved his family especially his grandbabies. He also...
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MaKaylee Wrenna Paige Miller

October 22, 2013

MaKaylee Wrenna Paige Miller was born October 22, 2013 in Durant, OK the infant daughter of Fredia Miller. She departed this life on October 22, 2013. Survivors include: mother, Fredia Miller, brother, Matthew Miller, sister, Destiny Miller; grandparent, Bobbi Keiner; great grandparents: Fred & Barbara Keiner of Hugo, OK and Deco & Pat Duke of Ada, OK: aunts, Alicia Miller, Amber Miller,...
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Eddy Taber

September 29, 2013

Edmond Foster "Eddy" Taber was born January 21, 1949 in Stigler, OK, the son of Vernon Taber and Bertha (Anderson) Taber and had lived in Hugo for 40 years. Eddy was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He loved looking for arrowheads, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He married Opal Davidson on April 12, 2008 in Midlothian, TX. SURVIVORS...
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Roger "Scooty" Spear

September 18, 2013

Roger Dale "Scooty" Spear was born May 21, 1946 in Hugo, OK, the son of Hubert E. "Bo" Spear and Mary Lou (Lemmond) Spear and had lived all of his life in this area. His parents preceded him in death. Roger was a retired postal employee and was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He was an avid domino player, loved hunting arrowheads, and enjoyed being outdoors including hunting and fishing. Roger was of the...
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Willa Dean David

September 16, 2013

Willa Dean David was born April 2, 1941 the daughter of Cyril Worth Dozier and Zelpha D. (Taylor) Dozier and had lived all of her life in the Fort Towson area. She married Arville W. David on March 17, 1958 at Corinth Baptist Church, Ft. Towson, OK. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Caroline J. Taylor and a brother, George "Jerry" Dozier. ...
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Ruth Rape

August 21, 2013

Ruth (Norris) Wilson Rape was born July 13, 1921 in Denison, TX, the daughter of Irvin Nash Norris and Lucy Pearl (McMillen) Norris. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Jordan Wilson (1974), her second husband, Jack Rape (1994), brothers, Clarence Norris, Floyd Norris, Oscar Norris, and Glenn Norris; sisters, Lois Norris and Mildred Swindell; stepson, Larry Rape and...
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Jerry James

August 23, 1951 - August 19, 2013

Jerry Douglas James was born August 23, 1951 in Ft. Towson, OK, the son of Boyd James and Tommie June (Duncan) James. He departed this life on August 19, 2013 at the age of 61 years 11 months 29 days. He had lived in and around the Spencerville, OK area for the past 30 years. He loved to hunt and fish and especially enjoyed fishing at the dam. He was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Ray...
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Lillian Mae/Boykin/"LiL" Waugh

June 9, 1924 - August 18, 2013

Lillian Mae (Boykin) Waugh was born in Antlers, Ok on June 9, 1924 the daughter of William Thomas Boykin and Ollie Margaret (Lewis) Boykin. She departed this life on August 18, 2013 at the age of 89 years, 1 month and 30 days. She married Robert Waugh on November 12, 1942 in Hugo, OK. He precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her grandson, Bobby; three...
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Ida "Sue" Satterfield

December 20, 1925 - August 13, 2013


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Doris Moore

July 17, 1921 - August 12, 2013

Doris Elizabeth Moore was born July 17, 1921 in Rockwell, TX. She departed this life on August 12, 2013 at the age of 92 years and 26 days. She married Bill Moore on August 25, 1943 in Liberty, TX and had lived in Soper since 1963. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Redmon, a sister, Burnice Stillman and grandchildren, Bill Moore, Michael Carter and...
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Charles "Charlie" "Mudslinger" Cogburn

November 17, 1975 - August 10, 2013

Charles "Mudslinger" Duane Cogburn was born November 17, 1975 in Oklahoma City, OK, son of Dexter Cogburn Jr. and Judy (Tannehill) Cogburn. He departed this life on August 10, 2013 at the age of 37 years 8 months and 24 days. He married Latisha Skipper on June 8, 2013 in Sobol, Ok. He lived in Sobol all of his life. Charlie loved to go mudding, collected guns, enjoyed going to gun shows,...
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Bonnie Jean Byrum

June 8, 1935 - August 7, 2013

Bonnie Jean Byrum was born June 8, 1935 in Harrisburg, AR, daughter of Jesse James Norman and Geneva Blanche (Grimes) Norman-Pool and had lived most of her life in Snow, Oklahoma. For the past 15 years, she resided with her granddaughter, Misty, and family in Grant, Oklahoma. She married O.D. Byrum on November 17, 1951 in DeQueen, Arkansas. He preceded her in death. She is also preceded in...
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Terri Dry

October 11, 1968 - August 1, 2013

Terri Lynn Dry was born October 11, 1968 in Poteau, OK; daughter of Terrell Dry and Mary (Mays) Dry. She passed from this life on August 1, 2013 in Boswell, OK at the age of 44 years 9 months 21 days. She is preceded in death by her parents. Terri was a Homemaker and a volunteer for the Salvation Army. She loved helping others, loved her family, and especially loved her grandchildren. She...
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James Edward Ferguson, Sr.

January 16, 1930 - July 31, 2013

James Ferguson was a very good man. He lived his life in service to his Lord and to his family. He was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, and a devoted Christian. Daddy was an exceptionally good man. James Edward Ferguson left this life on July 31, 2013 to rest at home with the Lord. Born January 16, 1930 in Crosbyton, Texas, James was the son of Roy L. Ferguson and Cordia ...
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Thelma "Jean" (Byars) Trantham

September 1, 1931 - July 28, 2013

Funeral Service for Thelma "Jean " Trantham will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Unity Baptist Church in Hugo, OK. Burial will be at Grant Cemetery. Family visitation will be Tuesday evening, July 30, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. at Miller & Miller Funeral Home. Jean went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the age of 81. Thelma "Jean" Trantham was born September 1, 1931 in Choctaw...
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J.A. "Booger" Campbell

July 26, 2013

John Albert (JA) "Booger" Campbell Jr. was born March 12, 1936 in Gay, Ok to Emma (Bobb) Campbell and John Albert Campbell Sr. of Hugo, Ok. He departed from this life on July 26, 2013 at the age of 77 years. J.A. was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Wilson James, and one grandchild, James Paul Armstrong. He married Judy K. (Hunter) Campbell on October 20, 1961 and was a lifelong...
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Barbara Bullard

July 9, 2013

Barbara Ann Bullard was born May 12, 1950 in Paris, TX, the daughter of Robert Lester "R.L." Sellers and Lucy (Spencer) Sellers and had lived west of Hugo for the past 38 years. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Samuel Bullard. Barbara married Walter "Butch" Bullard on June 18, 1966 in Wichita Falls, TX. She was a homemaker and was of the non...
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Lois Shirley

July 8, 2013

Lois Francis Shirley was born December 14, 1943 in Ray, Arizona, the daughter of William Dalton Franklin Chancellor and Laura Beatrice (Mitchell) Chancellor and had lived most of her life in Sawyer. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Shirley, twin brother, Louis Chancellor and her sister, Gail Hickman. Lois enjoyed reading poems, working...
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Blake Arthur

July 5, 2013

Edward "Blake" Arthur was born June 1, 1977 in Oklahoma City, OK, the son of William E. Arthur and Sherian K. (Wilson) Arthur. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William "Tiny" Arthur and maternal grandparents, James Wilson and Dollie York Wilson. Blake was a very kind, tenderhearted person. He loved animals, old people and children, and was a free spirit that never...
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Wilson "Jr" Griggs

July 4, 2013

Wilson Nathaniel Griggs, Jr. was born March 20, 1930 in Soper, OK, the son of Wilson Nathaniel Griggs, Sr. and Mary K. (Robinson) Griggs and had lived all of his life in Soper. His parents preceded him in death. He married Dee Downs in 1950 at Cooper, TX. She preceded him in death in 2007. Jr. grew up working for his Dad at Wilson N. Griggs and Son Garage in Soper. He graduated from Soper High...
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Michelle Chumley

July 3, 2013

Michelle Renae Chumley was born August 24, 1980 in Talihina, OK. She enjoyed attending church and had recently accepted Christ as her Savior. Michelle also enjoyed being around kids, shopping and listening to music. She was preceded in death by two sons, Bradley Modlin and Brandon J. Chumley; her father, Troy Chumley and grandparents, Leroy and Jessie Lawrence. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: a daughter,...
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Mary Louise Carter

June 24, 2013

Mary Louise Carter was born March 14, 1924 in Frisco, TX, the daughter of Steve Christian and Nannie (Hayes) Christian and had lived in the Soper Community since 1953. Her parents preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by husband, Raymond Carter, four brothers: Lewis Christian, Raymond Christian, Lawrence Christian and J.R. Christian; two sisters: Eva Powell and Lena Morrow; also...
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Robert Lee Wofford

June 23, 2013

Robert Lee Wofford was born February 25, 1940 in Hugo, OK, the son of Robert Green Wofford, Jr. and Cora Marie (Shown) Wofford. His parents preceded him in death. The family requests memorials or donations be made in Mr. Wofford's name to the charity of choice. He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Carolyn Wofford; daughter & son in law: Carol & Ken Norlie; daughter: Cheryl Holley;...
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Sherry Gibson

June 21, 2013

Sherry Lou Gibson was born July 9, 1961 in Carnegie, OK, the daughter of Jim E. Gibson and Betty Louise (Hunt) Gibson. She passed away on June 21, 2013 in Hugo at the age of 51 years. She was a graduate of Rattan High School, and currently resided in Hugo, OK. Sherry loved her dog, taking care of children, cooking out, and bead work. She also enjoyed riding horses and dancing. She will be...
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Geroge McDaniel

June 14, 2013

George Barney McDaniel was born November 15, 1922 in Tipton, Oklahoma the son of Jess McDaniel and Fannie Olga (Salter) McDaniel. He married Ester Johnson on May 5, 1956 in Antlers, Oklahoma. George worked as a paving contractor. He always enjoyed supervising a job. He loved a pretty new truck, enjoyed traveling and chewing a "good" cigar. George also loved his horses and enjoyed trading...
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Robert Carroll

June 14, 2013

Robert John Carroll was born July 31, 1926 in Wright City, OK the son of Henry Carroll and Lillie Bee (Payne) Carroll. He grew up in the Wright City/Ft. Towson area, and moved back to "home" over 30 years ago. Robert was a combine operator, enjoyed gardening, mowing the grass, and loved his dog. He married Laura Helen Mitchell in Guymon, OK and she precedes him in death. He was also preceded...
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Larry E. Lee

June 5, 2013

Larry E. Lee was born May 30, 1951 in Hugo, OK, and had lived all of his life in the Hugo area. He married Barbara, Bobbie, AKA Jack Lee on May 3, 1974 in Hugo, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ledell (Wright) Spears and Wilbor S. and Jeanette Lee; also brothers: Willie Lee, Giles Lee, and Steve Lee. Larry retired from Hugo Fire Department after 28 years of service having served...
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Kimber "Kim" Michael Klug

May 23, 2013

Kimber Michael (Shaw) Klug was born December 23, 1973 the daughter of Charles Shaw and Della (Hulburt) Shaw. She was preceded in death by her father.. Kim was a graduate of Fort Towson High School, enjoyed family reunions and holidays. She also enjoyed movie nights with her husband and children. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: her husband, Joey Klug of Deridder; a son, Joseph Mote of Deridder, LA; two...
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Stella Perry

May 16, 2013

Obituary pending. Services are set
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Jerry DeWayne Matthews

May 22, 1954 - May 13, 2013

Jerry Dewayne Matthews, age 58, died peacefully on May 13, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Hugo May 22, 1954 to Charles Edward Gammill and Pauline (Smith) Gammill and was lovingly adopted at a young age by Jack Matthews. Jerry married Beverly Marshall on March 30, 1973 in Denison, Texas. Jerry started working in sale barns at the age of six, helping out in the family...
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Donna M. Green

May 11, 2013

Donna Mae Green was born September 8, 1931 in Hugo, OK, the daughter of Henry Elton Teague and Mary Adell (Allbritton) Teague. She went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2013 in Hugo, OK at the age of 81. Donna married W.T. Green on July 16, 1949 in Paris, TX. They moved to Dallas in 1955 and returned to Hugo in 1986. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Donna was a loving,...
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Keely Wheeler

May 3, 2013

Keely Lynn Wheeler was born June 23, 1986 in Paris, TX and had lived in Powderly, TX for the past two years living most of her life in Hugo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dianne (Dudley) Waugh and a brother, Eric Dudley Waugh. Keely enjoyed having a good time, loved being outdoors, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, was very out going, had a wonderful smile and loved...
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Doris Louise Smith

April 30, 2013

Doris Louise Smith was born October 22, 1934 in Denison, TX, the daughter of Willie Reuben Hester and Bertie Clea (Dooley) Hester. She married Hoye Gene Smith on April 7, 1953 in Gainesville, TX. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Michael Gene Smith. Doris was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church, Hugo. She loved bowling and playing...
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Elmer Maxwell

April 29, 2013

Elmer George "Peddler" Maxwell was born September 23, 1926 in Boswell, OK the son of William Henry Maxwell and Minnie (Harris) Maxwell and had lived most of his life in Boswell prior to moving to Hugo a short time ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy; four brothers, Buster Maxwell, Edgar Maxwell, Eldon Maxwell and Earl Maxwell; also two sisters, Ethel Campo and Edna...
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Rosalea Barnett

April 29, 2013

Rosalea Barnett, age 67, of Tulsa, OK passed away April 29, 2013. She was born April 21, 1946 in Hugo, OK to L.V. Boyett and Floradean Boyett. Rosalea was married while in high school but graduated from Rattan High School in 1964 with a scholarship offer to Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. She had her only child in December of the same year. Rosalea had a strong work ethic...
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Glenn Ross Rolfing

April 29, 2013

Glenn Ross Rolfing was born April 26, 1960 in Ft. Worth, Texas the son of Lawrence Warren Rolfing and Patricia (Petrie) Rolfing. Glenn grew up in Midlothian, Texas and had lived in Hugo since 1995. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Marjorie Elaine and a brother, Thomas Alan Rolfing. Glenn liked to fish and enjoyed going to church as long as he was able. He attended 4th and Jackson...
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Jimmie "Gideon" Rhodes

April 28, 2013

Jimmie Gideon Rhodes was born March 21, 1926 in Charleston, TX, the daughter of Lawrence George and Beulah (Lee) George and had lived in Antlers prior to moving to Hugo 12 years ago. She married Edgar Gideon on August 4, 1945 in Cooper, TX. He preceded her in death June of 1981. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her second husband, Lee Rhodes and a son, Rodney Gideon. Jimmie was a...
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Margaret "Mugsy" Gallagher

April 26, 2013

Margaret "Mugsy" Gallagher was born April 16, 1933 in Red Oak, Iowa the daughter of Harry Lee Gallagher and Lula Myrtle (Ulrich) Gallagher. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Jessie Lynn "Corky" Clark and Clarence Songer, two sons, Micheal Clark and Carl Clark; siblings, Betty Pinney, Bonnie Chamberlain, Pat Marsoni, Tiny DoSontos, Micheal Gallagher,...
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Kelly Eppler

April 18, 2013

Kelly Duane Eppler was born February 2, 1947 in Broken Bow, OK the son of Ted Eppler and Fae (Currence) Eppler. Kelly loved to hunt, fish, play ball and share himself with not only his children but all he came in contact with. So many of these boys say "he taught me about life and about myself." He served in the United States Air Force and had worked as a millwright/mechanic in the Weyerhaeuser...
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Patti Woods

April 14, 2013

Patricia June "Patti" Woods was born June 12, 1960 in Denver, CO, the daughter of Lloyd Wright and Jennie (Herman) Wright and had lived in Hugo for over 25 years. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Angel Woods and three brothers, Bobby Meredith, Lloyd Wright, Jr. and John Wright. Patti married James Woods in Antlers, OK on June 28, 1988. She...
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Gene Maxwell

April 14, 2013

Edgar Eugene Maxwell was born July 16, 1942 in Boswell, OK, the son of Edgar Maxwell and Cleo (Hasty) Maxwell and had lived all of his life in this area. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eddie Maxwell and Elbert Lee Maxwell. Gene was a retired police officer working in law enforcement for 36 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Hugo....
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Cathern Rhodes

April 12, 2013

Sarah Cathern Rhodes was born August 24, 1936 in Grant, OK, the only child of Otis Sexton and Florence (Sumner) Sexton. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Rhodes and a son, Edward Cody. Sarah was a waitress by occupation, was a great cook and loved the outdoors. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: three sons; Larry Cody and wife, Sande of Hugo, Joseph...
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Murriel LaPrincess Stevenson

April 11, 2013

Murriel LaPrincess Stevenson was born September 24, 1930 in Jacksonville, TX, the daughter of Arthur Mullins and Oma (Tiner) Mullins and had lived for over 60 years in the Corpus Christi area prior to moving to Soper one year ago. She married John Fredrick Stevenson on February 10, 1951 at the First Christian Church in Corpus Christi, TX. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death...
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Frances Gerber

April 5, 2013

Frances Sue Gerber was born September 14, 1924 in Seagraves, Texas the daughter of Andrew Elmer Shepherd and Mary Emma (Simmons) Shepherd and had lived in Ft. Towson since 1963. She married Oscar Lewis Gerber on February 11, 1950. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Don Wayne Fleming and two sisters, Rosalie Penfield and...
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Earl Maxwell

April 5, 2013

Earl Kenneth Maxwell was born December 29, 1924 in Boswell, OK, the son of William Henry Maxwell and Minnie (Harris) Maxwell and had lived in Hugo since 1969. Earl was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church of Hugo serving as deacon for many years. He was a retired Deputy Sheriff of Choctaw County serving for 12 years under Lewis Collins. Earl enjoyed working and was a proud grandfather that...
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Myrtle "Lee" Williams

March 14, 2013

Myrtle "Lee" Bryant Williams was born October 8, 1957 in Antlers, OK. She grew up in Antlers and had lived for the past 20 years in Sand Springs, OK. Lee served in the U.S. Marine Corp was a loan officer for Wells Fargo. She was also a member of First Baptist Church, Antlers. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and spending time with her grandchildren. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: Kimberly Donley and...
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Linda Jones

March 1, 2013

Linda Deloris Jones was born July 4, 1950 in Hugo, OK, the daughter of Dan Cornelison and Estelle (Haislip) Cornelison. She moved back to Hugo from California in 1973. Her parents preceded her in death. Linda married Cary Jones on August 22, 1986 in Hugo. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include: her husband, Carey Jones; one son, David...
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Ray VanWorth

February 17, 2013

Ray VanWorth was born June 16, 1928 in Hugo, OK, the son of James "Son" VanWorth and Clara Elizabeth (Russell) VanWorth and had lived most of his life in the Hugo area. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, Tommy VanWorth. Ray married Betty Burnett on February 9, 1977 in Las Vegas, NV. He was a farmer/rancher and loved to ride horses and mow hay. He also...
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James LaFlore

February 13, 2013

Morris James LaFlore was born October 29, 1936 in Corrine, OK, the son of John LaFlore and Suzanna (Nehka) LaFlore and had lived all of his life in the Hugo area. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Gladys Moore and Mariane Aaron and two brothers, Dave "Sonny" Wickson and Edmond Wickson. He married Lillie Jane Miller on October 19, 1985 at Sandy Creek...
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Pete Alder

February 10, 2013

Rayford Thomas Alder known as "Pete" was born on December 17, 1936 in Soper, OK, the son of Hubert Alder and Alice (Pierce) Alder and was raised in Soper. His daddy started calling him "Pete" after a farm pet that followed him everywhere. He was a hard working man and ended up in Georgia where he was inducted into the army in October, 1959. He was an aircraft mechanic and honorably discharged on...
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Amie Brewer

February 1, 2013

Amie Cleo Brewer was born October 6, 1942 in McAlester, Oklahoma the daughter of Everett Leon Batchelor and Amie (McCuller) Batchelor and had lived for the past 7 years in the Spencerville, OK area. She was preceded in death by her parents, one great granddaughter, Candace Brewer, one great grandson Breden Clark, one sister, Shirley Richey and one brother, Charlie Batchelor. Amie enjoyed...
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Benny Mitchell

January 30, 2013

Benny D. Mitchell was born October 15, 1943 in Valliant, Oklahoma, the son of Odie G. Mitchell and Maggie Lee (Land) Mitchell and was a lifelong resident of Southeast Oklahoma. His parents preceded him in death. Benny loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchild. Survivors Include: one son, Benny Mitchell, Jr. of Guthrie, OK; one daughter, Angela Mitchell of...
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Harold Glenn

January 8, 2013

Obituary pending
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Myrtle Larkins

June 22, 1932 - December 28, 2012

Myrtle May Larkins was born June 22, 1932 in Romona, OK, the daughter of Bill Larkin and Mable May (Gullett) Larkin. She had lived many years in the Crystal Area; the past 2 years Myrtle lived in Boswell, OK. She lived there until she moved to her heavenly home on December 28, 2012. Myrtle was a Charter Member and helped organize and build Crystal Baptist Church. Approximately two or three...
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