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Kenneth Roberts

April 21, 2017

Kenneth Paul Roberts was born September 15, 1954 in DeQueen, Arkansas the son of Hubert Elvin Roberts and Ludie Mae (Williamson) Roberts. Kenneth married Earnestine Wyatt on June 19, 1973 in Millerton, OK. He worked at the Weyerhaeuser Lumber Mill for 34 years. Kenneth loved his wife, kids and grandkids and enjoyed riding motorcycles and four wheelers and playing slots at the Casino. He was...
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Charles Sonny Slaton

April 20, 2017

Charles "Sonny" Eugene Slaton, was born December 7, 1947 in Dos Palos, CA the son of Charles Edward Slaton, and Zelma (Tidmore) Slaton-Tucker and had lived most of his life in the Valliant/Hugo area. Sonny liked fishing, hunting and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He served in the US Army, walked the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, was a member of the Vietnam Vet Legacy and the Vets Motor Cycle Club...
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Jerlene "Jeri" Clark

April 15, 2017

Jerlene "Jeri" (Andrews) Clark, 75, was born in Tom, OK on October 25, 1941 the daughter of Marvin & Bernice Andrews. She passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Jeri was the oldest of seven children. She married William "Bill" Clark on September 17, 1970 in Monterey County, CA. Jeri was preceded in death by her father, a son, Thomas Downum, a...
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Raymond Brandy

April 11, 2017

Raymond Smith Brandy, Sr. was born July 25, 1936 in Idabel, OK the son of Sam Brandy and Georgia (McKinney) Brandy and had lived in the Valliant area for over eleven years. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Iris McKinney and Diane Harris. Survivors include: his wife, Lorenza Ada (Crosby) Brandy; sons: Raymond Brandy Jr. & Kris Brandy of Broken Bow OK and Brian...
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Samuel Grow

December 19, 1935 - March 21, 2017

Sam Calvin Grow was born December 19, 1935 in Swink , OK the son of Samuel Calvin Grow and Johnnie (Tolar) Grow and had lived in the Swink/Valliant area for over 35 years. Sam loved reading and enjoyed piddling and collecting guns. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, George Byrum Grow and two sisters: Frankie Lee (Polly) Woods and Tommie (Polly) Burchett. Survivors include...
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Dale Cantrell

March 20, 2017

Dale Gene Cantrell was born April 4, 1946 in Valliant, OK the son of John "Buck" Clint Cantrell and Jewel Jeanette (McBride) Cantrell. Dale had lived in the Valliant area all of his life and served in the National Guard. He married Shirley Barker on May 6, 1970 and she precedes him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Tonya Renee Cantrell; brothers: Elvis, Carthell...
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Alta Smith

March 19, 2017

Alta Mae (Julian) Smith was born July 25, 1937 in the Peaceful Home Community the daughter of Tom Julian and Esther Inez (Pound) Julian. Alta married C. L. "Chloey" Smith on September 11, 1953 in Paris, Texas. She was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for over 57 years. Alta was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Beth Fennell. We are thankful that our Momma...
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Bertha Luper

March 18, 2017

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James Fitzgerald

March 10, 2017

James Coleman Fitzgerald went to be with the Lord on Friday March 10, 2017 in Clarksville, Texas. He was born to Clarence Fitzgerald and Patsy Treadway Fitzgerald on September 28, 1933, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by two daughters, Leslie Denice and Jimmy Johnson of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Jamie Dionne and Adam Locke Sadberry of Elk City, Oklahoma. ...
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George "Dutch" Bryant

March 4, 2017

George "Dutch" Oran Bryant was born April 17, 1945 in Garvin, OK the son of George W. Bryant and Emily M. (Box) Bryant and had lived the last 50 years in the Garvin area. Dutch was a former pastor of the Family of God Non Denominational Church and a heavy equipment operator. He loved working, fishing, hunting, watching old westerns and visiting with his family and friends. Dutch was preceded in...
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Shanon Davis

March 2, 2017

Shanon Ria (Felos) Davis was born March 5, 1980 in Freemont, MI the daughter of Allin Krueger and Cheryl (Kuhns) Felos. Her father preceded her in death. Shanon loved doing anything with her son. She also loved shopping, talking on the phone, taking pictures and she never met a stranger. Shanon attended the Good News Fellowship Church. Survivors include her husband, Tim Davis; son, Payton...
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Sharon Rowan

February 27, 2017

Sharon Dawn (Baker) Rowan was born May 7, 1952 in Hanford, CA the daughter of Woodward Baker and Sue (Mooney) Baker and they precede her in death. Sharon had lived in the Millerton/Garvin area since 1957. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, painting and taking care of her children. Sharon was an unselfish person that loved to help others. Survivors include: son, Chad Rowan of...
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Mary Morris

September 30, 1958 - February 12, 2017

Mary Rose Morris was born September 30, 1958 in Pendleton, Oregon, the daughter of Troy Albert Cherry and Daisy (Cunningham) Cherry and had lived in Ringold since 1968. Mary had been a fire chief for the Ringold Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Federated Tribe of Umatilla. Mary loved fishing, going to the casino and cooking for her family. Her grandchildren were her greatest...
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Mary Parsons

February 8, 2017

Mary Ernest (Mills) Parsons went to be with her Lord on February 8, 2017. She was born in Ft. Towson, OK on January 8, 1926 the daughter of Ernest Mills and Lena (Wolfe) Mills and had lived all of her life in Ringold, OK. Mary married H.A. "Spud" Parsons on December 12, 1941 in Ft. Towson, OK and he precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Buster,...
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Robert "Bob" Baxter

February 5, 2017

Robert Wesley "Bob" Baxter, age 72, was born January 25, 1945 in Garvin, OK, the son of Kirk Baxter and Johnnie Elizabeth (Reich) Baxter and had lived most of his life in the Garvin area. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Kirk "J.K." Baxter. Bob grew up picking cotton, raising cattle, and, at times, helping in his parents' small grocery store...
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Patricia Ann "Pat" Davis

January 18, 2017

Patricia Ann "Pat" Davis, age 63, was born October 2, 1953 in Broken Arrow, OK, the daughter of Sam Albertson and Mary (Bates) Albertson and had lived in the Swink/Ft. Towson area since 1968. Her parents preceded her in death. Pat married Earl Lynn Davis on August 17, 1970 in Hugo, OK. She enjoyed sewing, baking, going hunting in Idaho and was always helping her husband in whatever he was...
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Loyd Roberts

January 15, 2017

Loyd Neal Roberts was born October 29, 1934 in Garvin, OK the son of Jimmy Roberts and Vesta Mac (Pitts) Roberts and had lived in this area all of his life. Loyd married Cherro Temple on January 14, 1957 in Hugo, OK the love of his life for 60 years. Loyd loved his family, friends and especially his Lord. He enjoyed playing his guitar, working on small engines, gardening, fishing and he never...
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Dorothy Lowe

January 2, 2017

Dorothy Mae (Morgan) Lowe was born August 9, 1925 in Ft. Worth, TX the daughter of Ray Morgan and Bessie (Page) Morgan. She married Jimmy Lowe in New Orleans, LA and he precedes her in death. She was also preceded in death by her sons: Bobby Cahoon and Brent Vaupel, a grandson, Waylon Vaupe, sisters: Louise Bateman and Faye Wenzel and two infant brothers. Dorothy had lived in the Millerton...
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Carlo Wilson

January 1, 2017

Carlo Gregory Wilson was born June 7 1993 in Gallup, NM the son of Eric Bennett Wilson and Karen (Williams) Watson. Carlo had lived in the Valliant area all of his life. He was a 2012 graduate of Valliant High School where he was active in the athlete program especially, football and basketball. When he wasn't playing sports he was cheering and encouraging his teammates. Carlo was always...
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Dorothy Songer

December 31, 2016

Dorothy Faye (Altenbaumer) Songer, age 86, was born April 20, 1930 the daughter of Clarence Altenbaumer and Audie (Magby) Altenbaumer and had lived in the Valliant area all of her life. Dorothy married Raymond L. Songer on April 20, 1946 and he precedes her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carlton Altenbaumer and Jerry Altenbaumer; two sisters, Jo Helen Christian and...
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Paula Oestmann

December 18, 2016

Paula Jean Kropp Oestmann went peacefully to her heavenly home on December 18, 2016 at her home in Millerton, OK. She was born February 19, 1955 at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of Paul and Ida B. Chapman Kropp. She graduated from Holton High School in Holton, Kansas in 1973 and Clark's Business School of Topeka in 1974. She married Joe S. Oestmann on April 3, 1976. ...
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Grover " Dean" George

December 17, 2016

Grover Dean George was born October 5, 1943 in DeQueen, AR the son of Grover Junior George and Faye Isabel (Tolison) George. Dean married Brenda White on May 1, 1965 at the Redland Methodist Church in Redland, OK. Dean had been a Minister since 1986 and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Tishomingo, OK. He loved to fish, coach baseball and play with his grandkids. Dean was a...
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Mildred "Lorene" Moss

December 16, 2016

Mildred Lorene (Cantrell) Moss, age 86 went to her heavenly home on Friday December 16, 2016. She was born April 24, 1930 in Alikchi, Oklahoma the daughter of Clint Cantrell and Mary Euphemia (Plymate) Cantrell. Lorene married O.M. "Cotton" Moss on August 24, 1946 in Paris, Texas and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and...
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Thomas Endsley

December 6, 2016

Thomas Wayne Endsley was born May 18, 1943 in Idabel, OK the son of Woodrow Wilson Endsley and Eleanor (Keeling) Endsley and had lived in the Millerton area all of his life. Thomas married Linda Sells on April 17, 1962 in Valliant, OK. He was a member of the Garvin Church of Christ. Thomas enjoyed working, fishing, working around the house and playing with his grandchildren. Thomas was...
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Troy Ruffin

December 4, 2016

Troy James Ruffin was born December 5, 1941 in Valliant, OK the son of James A. Ruffin and Bessie (Watson) Ruffin. Troy married Lois Faye Hanley on January 25, 1969 in Paris, TX. He enjoyed working on cars, houses, playing music and was always willing to help anyone who called no matter if it was day or night. Troy loved his wife of over 47 years, his grandchildren and most importantly loved...
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Jennifer Poorman

December 2, 2016

Jennifer Ann (Whisenhunt) Poorman was born October 24, 1977 in Idabel, OK the daughter of Dennis Whisenhunt and Patti (Maxwell) Whisenhunt. Jennifer grew up in the Valliant area and had moved back here four years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband William Poorman. Survivors include: her parents; three sons: Alexander Whisenhunt, Christian Whisenhunt and Aiden Poorman; a daughter,...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Brown

November 28, 2016

Ronald "Ronnie" Ray Brown was born August 27, 1962 in Fordyce, Arkansas. The son of John Goodman and Wanda (Beverage) Goodman and had lived in the Valliant area since 1972. Ronnie married Tammy Lechliter on June 8, 2013 in Broken Bow, OK. He enjoyed hunting and watching deer at his salt lick. Ronnie also enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling and OU Football. Survivors include: wife,...
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Jackie Womack

November 22, 2016

Jackie Dean Womack was born March 1, 1954 in Idabel, OK the son of Archie Womack and Faye (Beck) Womack. Jackie enjoyed deer hunting, looking for arrowheads, bull riding in his earlier years and the PBR. He loved his dog "Badger" whom he called his best friend. Jackie was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ed Womack and a brother-in-law, Robert Jones. Survivors include: Sons: ...
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Alma Fackrell

November 8, 2016

Pending obituary and Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
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Darlene Allensworth

November 8, 2016

Darlene Kay Allensworth was born April 30, 1954 in Oklahoma City, OK the daughter of Pleasant Babe and Katie Christine (Qualls) Cantrell and Buck and Jewel (McBride) Cantrell. She had lived in the Valliant area all of her life. Darlene married Alfred Allensworth at Felker Freewill Baptist Church on August 1, 1970 and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brothers:...
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Emmitt Piearcy

November 1, 1921 - November 2, 2016

Emmitt "Chuck" Bailey Piearcy, age 95, was born November 1, 1921 in Hopkins County Texas the son of John Franklin Piearcy and Bessie Lee (Bailey) Piearcy. He departed this life on November 2, 2016 at the age of 95 years and 1 day. Chuck married Zelpha Dean Taylor in 1963 in Roswell NM. He grew up in McCurtain and Choctaw counties, served in the US Army and moved back to Wright City area...
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Kerry Don Guest

October 29, 2016

Kerry Don Guest was born March 23, 1974 in Idabel, OK the son of Donald Ray Guest and Dorothy Jo (Staggs) Guest. Kerry Don had lived all of his life in the Valliant area and graduated from Valliant High School in 1992. He married Billie Jo "B.J." Slabaugh on July 3, 1993 in Wright City, OK. Kerry Don was a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Valliant Youth Association and was...
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Charles Slaton

October 25, 2016

Charles Edward Slaton was born September 16, 1928 the son of William Lowell Slaton and Willie Mae (Dodderer) Slaton. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother Ralph Edward Slaton, a sister Fay Lynn Wagoner, a brother, Harold Slaton and a sister Edith Carol Diviney. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: sons, Charles Eugene "Sonny" Slaton of Valliant, OK, Raymond Slaton of Valliant, OK,...
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Ruthanne Rhodes

October 23, 2016

Ruthanne (Rhodes) Gallagher was born July 23 1970 in Cushing, OK the daughter of Elton Rhodes and Helen (Tatum) Rhodes. Ruthanne was a cross country truck driver and enjoyed life. She married Patrick Gallagher on August 12, 2016 in Ashdown, AR. Ruthanne was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Jimmy Bryant. Survivors include her husband, Patrick Gallagher;...
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Bobbie Sue LaCaze

October 19, 2016

Bobbie Sue (Prince) LaCaze was born June 20, 1936 in Blossom, Texas. At the age of 14 she started working as a switch board operator in Blossom. Bobbie Sue married Duane Dorries on August 25, 1952. In 1959 when she was 24 they moved to Valliant Oklahoma and purchased the Valliant Telephone Company. At the age of 34 they built their dream home in the country that she was so proud of. In her...
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Bonnie Wheeler

October 10, 2016

Funeral Services: 2:00 P.M., Thursday, October 13, 2016 Church of God ~ Valliant, OK Interment: Valliant Cemetery ~ Valliant, OK Visitation: Wednesday ~ October 12, 2016 ~ 6:00-7:00 P.M. Miller & Miller Funeral Home ~ 201 E. Wilson ~ Valliant, OK (full obituary to follow)
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Aaron Cline

October 10, 2016

FUNERAL SERVICES: Place: Miller & Miller Funeral Home Chapel Date: Friday ~ October 14, 2016 Time: 2:00 P.M. Interment: Cline Family Cemetery ~ Valliant, OK VISITATION: the family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Miller & Miller Funeral Home, 201 East Wilson, Valliant, (full obituary to follow)
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Peggy Conaway

October 6, 2016

Peggy Jean (Holden) Conaway was born April 6, 1926 in Pittsburg, Oklahoma the daughter of Willard Charles Holden and Lilly Holden-Walker. Peggy married Charles L. Conaway on May 17, 1947 in Pampa, Texas. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2003. She is also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Charlotte Marie Tompkins, two sons: Charles Conaway, Jr., and Clifford Lee Conaway....
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Louis Pedrola

October 4, 2016

Louis Joe Pedrola was born August 2, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Bruno O. Pedrola and Rose (Barcelli) Pedrola. Louis married Wanda Hunt on August 17, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a member of the Plumbers Union in California and a member of the Rufe Baptist Church and had lived in the Rufe area since 1995. Louis enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed being around...
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Marion Smith

September 30, 2016

Marion Smith was born February 23, 1976 in Idabel, OK the son of Earl Ray Smith, Sr. and Geneva (Houchin) Smith and had lived in the Boswell area the last 9 years .Marion enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding horses. He loved sitting beside a bonfire and spending time with his family and friends. He is preceded him in death by his parents. Survivors include: include his sons: Shelby Smith of...
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Patrick Birdwell

September 29, 2016

Patrick Blaine Birdwell was born November 3, 1978 in Texarkana, Texas the son of James Michael Birdwell and Genice Birdwell-Tyler Patrick departed this life on Thursday September 29, 2016 at the age of 37 years, 10 months and 28 days. He is preceded him in death by his father. Patrick graduated from Woodman High School in Pensacola, FL. He played football at Arkansas State University and...
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Winford W. R. or Buddy Murray

September 22, 2016

Winford Ray "Buddy" Murray was born April 6, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas the son of Winford Olvis Murray and Lucille (Chapman) Murray and had lived in Garvin since 1996 moving from Lubbock, TX. He married Sarah Brown on May 28, 1961 in Marlin, TX. Buddy served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Valliant Masonic Lodge and enjoyed hunting and coin collecting. Survivors include: his...
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Dee Stuart Worthington

September 19, 2016

Dee (Stuart) Worthington began her journey thru life in Garvin, Oklahoma on March 16, 1941. She was the youngest daughter of Paul and Avis (Ewell) Stuart. As a child, she and her family were migrant workers traveling from Oklahoma, harvesting crops starting in New Mexico working their way through each state and finally ending the harvest season picking apples in Washington. These years set the...
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Robert "Bob" McDonald

September 4, 2016

Robert "Bob" James McDonald was born November 9, 1936 in the Clear Creek Community "Valliant", Oklahoma the son of Mitchell McDonald and Melvina (Briley) McDonald. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He worked for Weyerhaeuser as a forklift driver for many many years and made a great number of friends while working there. Bob was preceded in death by his...
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Jerry Willetta Archer

December 26, 1955 - September 3, 2016

Jerry Willetta (Bohot) Archer was born December 26, 1955 the daughter of Herbert Albert Bohot and Dorothy Jean (Spurill) Bohot. Jerry enjoyed sewing quilts and she loved to cook and experiment with her cook books. Jerry married Clarence Archer in 1973 in Wichita Falls, Texas and had lived in the Valliant area since 1991. Survivors include: her husband Clarence Archer; sons Robert Lee...
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Carlene Smith

August 26, 2016

Carlene Smith was born August 26, 1940 in Durant, OK the daughter of Carl Norman and Eula Mae (Smith) Norman and had lived in the Valliant area for over 40 years. She married Jesse Smith on December 19, 1959 in Valliant, OK. She was a member of the American Sportsman Club and Operation Teddy Bear for children in hospitals. She also served as president of Irving ISD P.T.A. for many years...
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James Claborn

August 10, 2016

James Larry Claborn was born June 8, 1959 in Idabel, OK the son of H. J. "John" Claborn and Margie Lee (Guest) Claborn. James departed this life on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 and he is preceded in death by his parents. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: his sisters: Diane Armstrong & husband Franky of Valliant, OK and Barby Lantroop of Millerton, OK; brothers: Jerry Claborn of Valliant, OK, Johnny Claborn &...
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Marcus Downum

July 16, 2016

Markus Anthony Downum was born September 20, 1991 in Los Banos, CA the son of Thomas Downum and Billie (Stigall) Downum. Markus liked to fish, ride four wheelers and go mudding. He is preceded in death by his father. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: his mother, Billie (Stigall) Simpson of Chattanooga, TN, brothers: Bradley Downum of Idabel, OK, Ryan Canant of Holly Creek, OK and Zack Churchwell of...
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Gerald "Steve" Newsom

July 13, 2016

Gerald Steven Newsom was born February 15, 1965 in Oklahoma City, OK the son of Gerald Newsom and Christine (Hicks) Newsom. Gerald grew up in Manchester, TX and had lived in Valliant for the last 2 years. He married Tonya Wyatt on August 10, 1992 in Clarksville, TX. Gerald served in the US Army, loved studying his Bible and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his father....
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Cloia Chapman

July 22, 1921 - July 4, 2016

Cloia Mignon (Merworth) Chapman was born July 22, 1921 in Red River County, Texas the daughter of Henry Merworth and Judea (Garner) Merworth and had lived all of her life in Red River County. Cloia loved gardening and canning and also liked to bake and cook. She was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Euvie Arthur Peacock and...
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Wilma Dansby

July 1, 2016

Wilma Sue (Tigner) Dansby was born February 10, 1926 in Albany, Oklahoma the daughter of Floyd Tigner and Susie Elizabeth (Castleberry) Tigner. She grew up on a farm in Albany and married Euril Lee "Buddy" Dansby on December 24, 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Jerry Don Dansby, two brothers, Floyd Tigner, Jr. and Jack Tigner, a daughter in law, Patricia Ann Dansby...
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Danyn Smith

June 22, 2016

Danyn Chance Smith was born September 30, 1999 in Talihina, OK the son of Danny Lee Smith and Terri Lynn (Petty) Smith and had lived in the Valliant area all of his life. He is preceded in death by his mother, Terri Smith and grandparents Rev. Freddy & Darlene Smith. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: his father, Danny Smith, three sisters, Sarrah Vandenburg of Durant, OK, Shalena Karr of Holly Creek,...
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Anita Scarborough

June 19, 2016

Anita Joyce Scarborough passed away on June 19th, 2016. Anita was born November 10, 1924 in Brownwood, Texas the daughter of John Embry Hallford and Mable (Conklin) Hallford.. She is preceded by death by her son, John Wesley Sullivan. Anita enjoyed shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. She loved her family. Survivors include: her daughter, Joyce Guest of Millerton, OK, two sisters:...
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Trysta Wyatt

June 15, 2016

Trysta Jaye Wyatt was born June 5, 2013 to "Eddie Wyatt and Decia Wyatt. Trysta enjoyed spending time with family & animals, story time and snuggling. She will be missed dearly, but was received with lots of open arms. Trysta is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Deborah Stewart Williams and her paternal grandparents, Edmon & Bessie Wyatt. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: her parents, Eddie &...
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Yvetta Cunningham-Weaver

June 8, 2016

Bonnie Yvetta (Reed) Cunningham-Weaver, age 87 of Valliant, OK passed away on June 8, 2016 at her home. Yvetta was born May 30, 1929 to Susie Hornbeck Reed and Ire Lee Reed. She loved to go to church and was a member of the Rufe Baptist Church. She also loved to work in her yard, play bingo and go to the Sr. Citizen Center. Yvetta was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. She...
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Paula Minyard

June 7, 2016

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Eddie Tacker

May 18, 2016

Eddie LeRay Tacker was born December 23, 1954 in San Fernando, CA the son of Shephard Tacker and Billie (Scroggins) Tacker. Eddie married Betty Grabeel on March 23, 1984 in Hugo, OK and had lived in the Millerton area since 1994. Eddie liked to mow and was called Mr. "Fixit" because he was always tinkering. He loved his family and loved animals. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Sample Bryant

May 16, 2016

Sample Bryant of Valliant, OK passed away May 16, 2016. He was born May 23, 1930 in Slim, OK the son of Ed Bryant and Mary Etta (Musgrove) Bryant. He lived in this community all of his life and was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. He worked as a logger and with the County Commissioner in District 3. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He loved...
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Kenneth Glover

May 8, 2016

Kenneth Ray Glover was born February 16, 1940 in Millerton, OK the son of Archie Glover and Ana Bell (Griffin) Glover. Kenneth lived in the Valliant area all of his life. He enjoyed watching westerns, fishing and riding his motorcycle. Kenneth loved his family. Survivors include: three sons: Jeff Glover of Paris, TX, Greg Glover of Ft. Towson, OK and Bradly Glover of Hugo, OK; a brother,...
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Cameron Bilby

April 10, 2016

Cameron Michael Bilby was born September 15, 1994 in Tulsa, OK and grew up in the Tulsa and Rufe areas. He was a student at the Tulsa Welding School. Cameron loved spending time with family and friends. He also loved hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, back roading with his friends and was a free spirit. Cameron is preceded in death by his great grandfather Francis Joe Cunningham. SURVIVORS...
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Mattie Thomas

April 3, 2016

Mattie Mae (Luper) was born October 22, 1941 in Garvin, OK the daughter of Richard Henry Lee Luper and Johnnie Agnes (Cole) Luper. Mattie loved flowers, quilting, her animals and to garden. She had worked for Weyerhaeuser for over ten years in Wright City, OK and worked for home health. Mattie is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Jerry Luper and her husbands Charles Carter and...
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Benny Phillips

April 3, 2016

Benny Allen Phillips was born May 30, 1949 in Winnewood, OK the son of Elbert Phillips and Betsy (Amos) Phillips and lived in this area most of his life. Benny married Jerrica Cunningham on September 5, 2015 in Rufe, OK. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing his guitar. Benny was a member of the Faithway Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his...
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Marvin Coffey

March 25, 2016

Marvin Marlin Coffey was born February 2, 1946 in Garvin, OK the son of Oscar Holman Coffey and Lillian May (Logan) Coffey and had lived in the Valliant Area most of his life. Marvin married Anita Strickland on November 4, 1993 in DeQueen, AR. Marvin was a proud Vietnam War Veteran. He served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. and had received the Presidential Unit Citation. ...
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Hazel Beene

March 24, 2016

Hazel Mae (Wilcutt) Beene was born November 24, 1927 in Bowlegs, OK the daughter of Beldon Wilcutt and Cora Ethel (McIntosh) Wilcutt. Hazel married Carl Edward Beene on September 6, 1941 in Swink, OK and he precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by parents, a brother, Tom Wilcutt, a half sister, Inez Whitson, grandsons, Danny Harrison and Eddie Harrison, a great grandson, Justin...
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Charles Bates

March 17, 2016

Charles Eugene Bates was born September 2, 1974 in Hugo, Ok. Charles married Elizabeth Buster on March 26, 1994 in Millerton, OK. His mother, Barbara (Bates) Alvarez precedes him in death. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and the outdoors. He was also a prankster. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: wife, Elizabeth "Beth" Buster, son, Justin Bates of Valliant, OK; daughter, Heather Bates of Ft....
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Jimmy "Jimm" Jacobs

March 1, 2016

Jimmy Elvis Jacobs was born April 19, 1941 in Coalgate, OK the son of Bob Jacobs and Lillian (Howard) Jacobs. Jimm married Jackie Barnett on September 21, 1984 in Paris, TX and had lived in the Valliant area for over 40 years. He served in the US Army and in the Army Reserves for 26 years. Jimm was a member of the McCurtain County Historical Society, served on the Rural Water District #9...
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Michael Dale Adams, Jr.

February 20, 2016

Michael Dale Adams, Jr. age 35 ended his struggles with life on February 20, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. Mike Jr. was born on October 4, 1980 in Irving, TX the son of Michael Dale Adams and Vicki Ann (Gravette) Adams. He traveled extensively, loved nature, music and was truly a "King of the Roads". Mike was preceded in death by his grandfather Hobert "PeePaw" Dale Adams and grandparents, Marvin...
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Terri L Smith

April 4, 1965 - February 18, 2016

Terri Lynn (Petty) Smith was born April 4, 1965 in Talihina, OK the daughter of Billy H. Petty and Marjorie Ann (Wilson) Petty. Terri married Danny Smith on May 24, 1999 in Texarkana, AR. Terri loved spending time with her family and wearing her blinged out jewelry and clothing. She also loved being a care giver. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: her husband, Danny Smith, a son, Danyn Smith of Valliant...
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Joyce Taylor

February 16, 2016

Joyce L. Taylor was born July 25th 1930 in Albion, Texas to Raymond and Tarlia (Cogburn) Mooney. Joyce married Bill Taylor on December 20th 1947 in Dequeen, Arkansas. She departed this world peacefully at her home on February 16, 2016 at the age of eighty-five. Joyce worked at the Swink Public School for twenty-nine years, where she loved the students she served. She retired in 1999. Joyce's...
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Louis Burrell

February 14, 2016

Louis Sanford Burrell, Jr. was born on February 5, 1966 in Richmond, Virginia the son of Louis Sanford Burrell, Sr. and Phyllis (Crump) Burrell and had lived in the Valliant area since 2008. Louis married Adina Blackard on August 22, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. He loved his wife and children. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Louis loved watching his daughter Cora play sports,...
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Barbara Bumgarner

February 8, 2016

Barbara Ann (Allen) Bumgarner was born May 23, 1936 in Waynesville, North Carolina, the daughter of Louie Luther Allen and Lillian Belle (Estes) Allen. She had lived in Millerton since 1972. Barbara departed this life on February 08, 2016 in her home with family and friends at the age of 79. She is preceded in death by her parents. Barbara attended "The Meetin" Place (Formerly Millerton...
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Nettie Slaton

February 8, 2016

Nettie Jean (Wheeler) Slaton was born October 18, 1919 the daughter of Albert Wheeler and Effie (Collins) Wheeler. She passed from this life on February 8, 2016 at the age of 96. She lived most of her life in the Valliant area. Nettie married Elijah (Slim) Slaton on January 2, 1937; together they raised five children. They shared 57 years together and owned and operated Slims Grocery for...
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Betty Cantrell

January 30, 2016

Betty Sue (Cain) Cantrell was born March 19, 1943 in Quinton, OK the daughter of Hubert Allen Cain and Johnnie (Donathan) Cain and had lived the Valliant area most of her life. Betty departed this lifeon January 30, 2016 at the age of 72 years, 10 mnths and 15 days. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elvis Cantrell and a son, Presley Cantrell. She is also preceded in...
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Claude White

January 29, 2016

Claude Elbert White was born June 3, 1936 in Swink, OK the son of Bert White and Jimmie (Earthman) White and had lived in the Swink area all of his life. Claude was a member of the Watermill Freewill Baptist Church in Valliant, OK. He married Joy Mae Piearcy on December 4, 1954 in Hugo, OK and she precedes him in death. He is also preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Doug White...
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Patricia Williams

January 13, 2016

Patricia Jean Martin Williams, Pat, was born to John Quincy Martin and Dorothy Chapman Martin in Bakersfield, California on September 3, 1945. Pat was raised with her sister, Linda Shirley Martin McDonald Paschal, in the Ringold, OK community. She graduated Valliant High School in 1963 and continued her education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK where she was an active...
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Edward "Dale" Fowler

January 7, 2016

Edward Dale Fowler was born March 4, 1958 in Idabel, OK the son of Edward Ray Fowler and Doris (Strickland) Fowler. Dale was a welder for Brown & Root Construction for 30 years. He worked all over the United States in supervisory and welding inspector positions. He also taught welding in Oklahoma City where he was awarded many awards in excellence. Dale was a member of the First Baptist...
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Henry B. Temples

January 4, 2016

Henry Benton Temples, Jr. was born July 10, 1930 the son of Henry Benton Temples, Sr. and Bertha Belle (Childress) Temples. Henry married Nancy Wesley on March 29, 1976 in Clarksville, Texas. He worked at the Weyerhaeuser Mill in Wright City, OK for 25 years before retiring. Henry enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved to work crossword puzzles, word finds and enjoyed playing and...
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Jana Rae Wilson

December 30, 2015

Jana Rae Spears was born June 6, 1962 in San Bernardino, CA the daughter of James Charles Spears & Alice Raye (Shallenberger) Spears and had lived in the Wright City, OK since 1966. Jana loved to write, fish, travel and she always thought of others. She is preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Kayla Wilson. Survivors include: her daughters: Kristie Johnson & husband Toby of Hugo,...
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Johnnie Johnston

December 28, 2015

Johnnie Eugene Johnston, age 89, was born September 25, 1926 in Valliant, OK the third child of eleven children Johnnie Rutherford Johnston and Alma Irene (Park) Johnston. He was a logging trucker in Oklahoma, Oregon and New Mexico. He settled in Oklahoma City, OK working in the trucking industry until his retirement in 1988. Johnnie married Mary Lee Kirby on November 17, 1996 in Paris, TX. ...
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Arnold Thomas Baker

December 24, 2015

Arnold Thomas Baker was born November 9, 1922 in Valliant, OK. Arnold served in the US Army in World War II as an Anti-aircraft Gunner in the Pacific Region. He married Hilda Meadows on August 10, 1951 in Nashville, TN. Arnold is preceded in death by his mother, Christina Baker Seymour, a twin brother Arland George Baker and a sister, Maye Seymour Wheeler. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: his wife,...
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Billy Dean Summers

December 24, 2015

Billy Dean Summers was born March 23, 1956 in Paris Texas the son of Lewis Edward Summers and Eva Mae (Cockerham) Summers-Clark. Billy had lived all of his life in the Valliant/Idabel areas. He is preceded in death by his father, siblings: Lewis Allan Summers, Landreth Edward Summers and Toney Summers. Billy enjoyed watching western movies, writing songs and playing the guitar. SURVIVORS...
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Mary Hatcher

December 19, 2015

Mary Elizabeth (Herrin) Hatcher was born March 16, 1952 in Tulare, California and had lived in the Valliant area since 1993. Mary is preceded in death by her father, Amos C. Herrin, a son, Clifford Hatcher and a daughter, Deanna Abbernathy. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Earl Hatcher. Mary attended the Watermill Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to crochet,...
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Evelyn Walkup

December 14, 2015

On February 10, 1945 Evelyn Walkup was born to Carl and Cora Lee (Long) Walkup in Swink, OK. Growing up on a fruit and vegetable farm, Evelyn, along with her siblings, learned the value of hard work. In 1963 she graduated from Fort Towson High School. Not long after, she married and started a family. Living the next few years in Germany, California, Midwest City, Oklahoma City and Springfield...
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Larry Juzan

December 6, 2015

Larry Dean Juzan was born November 16, 1952 in Oklahoma City, OK the son of Isaac Juzan and Fern E. (Wesley) Juzan and departed this life on Sunday, December 6, 2015. His father and a brother Isaac Henry Juzan preceded him in death. Larry had lived in this area since 1982. Survivors include his mother, brothers and sisters: Angela Tollison of Broken Bow, OK, Glen Juzan of Idabel, OK,...
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Frances Jacqueline "Jackie" Blackard

December 6, 2015

Blackard, Frances Jacqueline "Jackie" Holmes Jackie (also known as Honey) died Sunday December 6, 2015 at her residence in Baton Rouge at the age of 92. She was born in Valliant, Oklahoma July 16, 1923 and was the middle of three sisters. Jackie was attending Oklahoma State in 1942 but moved to Baton Rouge to marry the love of her life Otis Derrel Blackard before he left for World War II....
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Billy Joe Johnston

December 2, 2015

Billy Joe Johnston, age 85, was born February 14, 1930 in Valliant, OK, the son of Johnnie Rutherford Johnston and Alma Irene (Park) Johnston and has lived in Rattan since 1976. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his step mother, Thelma Johnston; brothers: Charles Johnston and his wife, Mary, James Johnston and Troy Allen Johnston; his sister, Minnie Foshee and...
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Franklin "F.D." Campbell

December 1, 2015

Franklin David Campbell was born June 19, 1936 in Harris, Oklahoma the son of Thomas E. Campbell and Katie Viola (Porton) Campbell and they preceded him in death. F.D. grew up in McCurtain County and married Wanda Palmer on March 15, 1959 in Glover, OK. He was the owner/operator of the Valliant Texaco from 1970 to 1976. He retired from pipeline construction in Texas after working for 23...
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Otis Derrel Blackard

November 17, 2015

Otis (also known as Pap) died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at his residence in Baton Rouge at the age of 94. He was born in Valliant, Oklahoma August 08, 1921 and was the youngest of 11 children. Otis moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU and is where he married the love of his life, Frances Jacqueline Holmes (Jackie). He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and upon return went to work for...
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Jo Anne Hayden

November 14, 2015

Jo Anne (McAllister) Hayden was born January 3, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska the daughter of Andrew Jackson McAllister and Erma (Gilbert) McAllister. Jo Anne married Jerry Hayden on May 28, 1964 in Blair, NE. She had lived in the Valliant area since 1985 and was a member of Job's Daughters. Jo was a member of the First Baptist Church of Valliant where she was actively involved in playing the...
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James "Elvis" Tidmore

November 10, 2015

James "Elvis" Tidmore, age 91, was born October 14, 1924 in Alikchi, OK the son of William Isaiah Tidmore and Molly (Henson) Tidmore. Elvis was a mechanic and could fix anything. He was also a car salesman, enjoyed car auctions and loved carpentry. Elvis retired from the Choctaw County Barn. More than anything, he loved God and loved to go to church. Elvis married Sable Byrd on...
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Jesse N. Barnes

October 19, 2015

Jesse Nevels Barnes was born February 26, 1947 in Messer, Oklahoma the son of Kenneth Barnes and Rosa (Childers) Barnes. Jesse married Ada Louise Wadkins on May 20 1969 in Tuskahoma, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Paul Barnes. He is also preceded in death by his siblings: Francis Brewer, Mary Tadlock, Ray Barnes and Richard Barnes. Jesse worked at the Wright City Lumber...
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Charles Jones

October 16, 2015

Charles Elbert Jones was born September 20, 1946 to Gerald Jones and Lovey (Rose) Jones in Beeville, TX. He entered his heavenly home on October 16, 2015. Charles lived in Pettus, TX in his early childhood, grew up in the Valliant area and had lived the majority of the past 40 years in Idabel, OK. He recently moved to Norman to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He was a member...
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Mary Katherine "Katie" Hall

October 15, 2015

Mary Katherine "Katie" Hall was born May 28, 2008 in Clinton, Oklahoma. Katie was a first grade student at Valliant Elementary, was a VYA Cheerleader and played VYA T-Ball. She loved talking, dancing, singing, taking pictures and playing dress-up. Katie also loved gardening with her family and her favorite thing was playing with her baby brother, Canyon. She attended Wright City Assembly of...
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Bonnie Gross

October 15, 2015

Bonnie Marie (Whitten) Gross was born August 18, 1926 in Acworth, Texas the daughter of Ronald Whitten and Lenora Anna Elise (Lewis) Whitten. Bonnie had lived in the Valliant area for 27 years and had lived in Clarksville, Texas the last eleven years. She married O.J. "Joe" Gross on February 10, 1975 and he precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents and siblings:...
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Lyle "Pruney" Wyman Rymer

October 12, 2015

Lyle "Pruney" Wyman Rymer was born October 25, 1954 in Wright City, OK the son of Lawrence Wyman Rymer and Mattie Marie (Thearl) Rymer. Lyle is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Lyle Wyman Rymer, Jr and a daughter, Michelle Rymer. Survivors include: a daughter, Cathy Rymer of Ft. Smith, AR; six grandchildren: David, Tyler, Sara, Shawn, Jasmine & Kyle; a brother, Joe Rymer of Wright...
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Walter Lantroop

September 25, 2015

Walter Lantroop age 66 of Millerton, OK passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015. He was born January 22, 1949 in Ringold, OK to Thad and Ludie (Harrington) Lantroop. Walter lived all his life in and around the Millerton area. Walter married Hazel (Pruitt) Lantroop on June 7, 2006 in Marietta, OK. He drove a log truck for years and loved country music and to dance. Walter also loved to...
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Karen Collier

September 13, 2015

Karen Gail (Tillman) was born April 14, 1943 in Fort Towson, OK the daughter of Marvis Tillman & Mildred (Hodges) Tillman and had lived all of her life in the Fort Towson area. Karen married Charles Collier on April 21, 1983 in Idabel, OK. She was a member of the Fort Towson VFW-Ladies Auxiliary and retired after over 30 years as Postmaster at Fort Towson Post Office. Karen was a member of the...
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Howard Nation

September 12, 2015

Howard Ray Nation was born June 12, 1957 in Idabel, OK the son of Clarence Nation and Sadie (Spencer) Nation and had lived in the Valliant area all of his life. Howard enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved carpentry and enjoyed building cabinets, picnic tables and houses. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Teresa Nation and a brother, Benny Nation. Survivors include: Sons: Clint...
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Fay Lynn (Deviney) Wagoner

September 8, 2015

Fay Lynn (Deviney) Wagoner was born September 16, 1966 the daughter of Joe Bailey Deviney and Edith Carol (Slaton) Deviney. Fay was someone who never met a stranger. She was easy to talk to and could relate with them well and never passed judgment. Although she had many struggles she wouldn't let cancer define her life. Fay didn't let it get her spirits down and kept a positive attitude. Her...
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Harley Daniel Higginbotham, Jr.

August 25, 2015

Harley Daniel Higginbotham, Jr was born on June 21,1935 in Baldwin, FL to Harley and Beatrice Higginbotham. He served in the Army and in 1959 married the love of his life, Shirley Marie Istas of Clifton, KS. He attended Texas College of Theology and was ordained to the Ministry in 1973. They raised four children who were a part of that ministry. He spent the last 30 years of his life with his...
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