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Roger Henry

May 22, 2015

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Nathan Miller

May 20, 2015

Ronald Nathan Miller was born September 29, 1982 in Hugo, Oklahoma the son of Ronald "Ronny" Eugene Miller and Kathy (Hisaw) Hutchison and had lived in the Valliant area most of his life. Nathan married Tammy Barnes on March 2, 2011 in Hugo, OK. He loved his children and enjoyed playing with them. He also loved playing music and fishing. Nathan was preceded in death by his grandparents:...
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Janet Popejoy

May 10, 2015

Janet Ann Popejoy (Jenny) was born January 29, 1954 in Oakland, California, or as she liked to call it "The West Side." Janet was raised in San Diego, California by her loving parents Nellie and Joseph Bruno. While in San Diego Jenny went to school and received an honorary high school diploma through the Grossmont Union School District. Jenny then went on to work in various workshops ran by...
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Eddie Michael Baucom

May 10, 2015

Eddie Michael Baucom was born October 19, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the son of Bobby J. Baucom and Lessie Faye (Byrd) Baucom. Michael had lived in the Swink community for over 40 years. He married Clara Reeves on December 5, 1983 in Swink, OK. Michael enjoyed going to Church and playing the piano. He went to be with the Lord and his parents while playing the piano at Rock Assembly on...
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Kenneth "Lanyard" Hatcher

May 10, 2015

Kenneth Lan "Lanyard" Hatcher departed this world on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Lane Frost Health and Rehab Center in Hugo, OK. He was born in Willits, CA on October 2, 1955 to his loving parents, Lanyard and Marie Hatcher. Kenneth had several hobbies ranging from coin collecting to rebuilding motors. His friends say that he could over-haul and engine and make a hot rod in no time flat. He...
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Floyd Adrell Bishop

May 7, 2015

Floyd Adrell Bishop was born November 14, 1933 in Clayton, Oklahoma. He was the son of William Barlett Bishop and Mattie Mae (Jackson) Bishop. Floyd passed away May 7, 2015 at his residence at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 23 days. Floyd married Sharon Beagles on June 30, 1959 in Bakersfield, California. He enjoyed wood working, gardening, fishing, camping and most of all spending time...
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Mae Oma Provence

April 29, 2015

Mae Oma (Cooper) Provence was born February 3, 1936 in Ringold, OK the daughter of George Dalton "Pete" Cooper and Froney Mae (Baker) Cooper. Mae Oma married Lester Harden Provence on February 8, 1974 in Moran, OK. She enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking, gardening, and crocheting. Mae Oma loved her family most of all. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church in Fort Towson, OK. Mae Oma...
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William Phillips

April 22, 2015

William Ray Phillips was born April 26, 1945 in Garvin, OK the son of William Dossie Phillips and Cliffie Mae (Box) Phillips and had lived all of his life in McCurtain County. William married Clara Mae Nation on May 6, 1963 in Valliant, OK. He retired after working over 25 years from the Weyerheauser Saw Mill in Wright City, OK. William enjoyed spending time with his family, going to flea...
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Michael McGee

December 16, 1961 - April 20, 2015

Michael Alan McGee was born December 16, 1961 in Santa Maria, California the son of Jack Louis McGee and Lucy (Stevens) McGee. Michael passed away on April 20, 2015. At the age of 17, Michael enlisted in the US Army and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was a talented musician, playing the trumpet as 2nd chair in the Angleton famous band in Angleton, Texas. He loved riding motorcycles,...
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Diane J. Shelby

April 16, 2015

Juanice Shelby was born August 27, 1945 in Odessa, Texas the daughter of Casper Role Highfill and "Susie" Juanita (Adams) Highfill and was a graduate of Valliant High School. Diane loved gardening, flowers, movies and collecting figurines. She worked at McCurtain Memorial Hospital in the X-ray department for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sarah...
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Songer "S.A." Alvin Thomas

April 12, 2015

Songer Alvin (S.A.) Thomas passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Dallas, Texas. He was born October 1, 1935 in Detroit, Texas, the son of Timothy Wayne Thomas and Eula Asilee (Songer) Thomas. S.A. married Minnie Frances Roden on December 14, 1957 in Hugo, OK. He was a member of the Spirit Rock Church. S.A. enjoyed his farm, where he raised alfalfa for over thirty years. He also...
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Zebedah "Zebe" Brinkley

April 5, 2015

Zebedah "Zeb" Anne (Jackson) Brinkley was born March 28, 1974 in Anderson South Carolina the daughter of Bennie L. Jackson and Jurlene (Allensworth) Jackson. Zeb loved to sing and play music. She also loved her flower garden, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Survivors include: her parents, her husband, Justin Brinkley of Enid, OK; her children: Cody Wayne Clawson of Enid, OK, Jeremiah...
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Joyce Keeling

April 3, 2015

Joyce Evelyn Keeling age 81 passed away April 3, 2015 in Paris, TX, She was born October 26, 1933 in Garvin, OK and lived in McCurtain County all of her life. Joyce was a homemaker, loved baking and cooking meals during the holidays. She also loved yard sales and spending time with friends, family and her grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas William Keeling, one...
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Alphonse Christ Schroder, Jr.

March 29, 2015

Alphonse Christ Schroeder, Jr. was born April 10, 1938 in St. Louis, MO the son of Alphonse Christ Schroeder, Sr. and Mary (Halley) Schroeder and had lived in the Hugo area for over 15 years. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. Alphonse enjoyed fishing, woodworking and playing on the computer. Survivors include: a son, Curt Schroeder & wife Renee of Yantis, TX;...
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Edward Allen Harrison

March 26, 2015

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Shirley Cantrell

March 20, 2015

Shelley "Shirley" Ann (Barker) Cantrell was born August 23, 1948 in Paris, Texas the daughter of James Albert Baker and Juanita (Allensworth) Barker and had lived in the Valliant area all of her life. Shirley graduated from Rattan High School in 1966. She married Dale Cantrell on May 6, 1970 at Green Chapel Church in Wright City, OK. She was a member of the Valliant Assembly of God Church and...
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Steven "Shorty" McDonald

March 20, 2015

Steven James McDonald was born November 28, 1966 in DeQueen, Arkansas the son of Robert James McDonald and Rose Etta (Jones) McDonald and had lived in the Valliant area all of his life. Steven graduated from Valliant High School in 1985. He was a member of the Arch Angels Bike Club and loved to ride his motorcycle. He also loved to hunt, enjoyed mechanicing and teasing people. Steven said...
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Thomas Earl Hatcher

March 9, 2015

Thomas "Tommy" Earl Hatcher was born December 21, 1942 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the son of Adolphus "Dank" Earl Hatcher and Lillian Mae (Tidmore) Hatcher. Tommy married Mary Herrin on January 15, 1977 in Cloverdale, California and moved back to the Valliant area in 1993. Tommy was a member of the Watermill Freewill Baptist Church. He loved watching the news and fishing. He also loved working...
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Leta Nowell

September 30, 1922 - February 26, 2015

Leta Crawford Perrin Nowell of Valliant, OK, passed away peacefully February 26, 2015 at the United Methodist Retirement & Health Care Center Nursing Home in Clinton, OK. Leta was born September 30, 1922 in Albion, OK to the late Sarah Rose and Uldric Malcom Crawford. Leta was preceded in death by two of her six children: Raymond Edwin Perrin and Cretia Lynn Perrin; husbands: Clarence Nelson,...
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Billie "Juanell" Darity

February 19, 2015

Billie "Juanell" Baze Darity November 22, 1948 - February 19, 2015 Billie "Juanell" Darity, aka "Wonnie" and "Memaw" passed away on February 19, 2015, in Hugo, OK at the age of 66. Juanell was born in Ft. Towson, Oklahoma on November 22, 1948, the daughter of Billy Jo and Opal Baze. Juanell graduated from Fort Towson, Oklahoma. After high school she attended...
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Martha "Janette" Mathiews

February 12, 2015

Martha "Janette" (Songer) Mathiews was born April 15, 1939 in the White Sands Community the daughter of Harry Songer & Josephine (Tuttle) Songer and had lived in the Valliant area most of her life. Janette married Bennie Mathiews on May 4, 1967 in Hugo, OK. Janette loved to bowl and was a member of several leagues.She also loved square dancing, playing croquet, riding four wheelers, camping...
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Doyle Phillip Jamison

January 30, 2015

Doyle Phillip Jamison was born May 25, 1939 in Idabel, OK the son of Francis M. Jamison and Emma Myrtle (Sisk) Jamison and had lived in the Garvin area all of his life. Doyle married Cynthia Ann Smith on November 18, 1966 in El Centro, CA. He served in the National Guard, retired from McCurtain County District 3 and coached pee wee baseball. Doyle loved to hunt, camp out and cookouts. He also...
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Neil Koens

January 27, 2015

Neil Koens was born September 7, 1934 in Adrain, Minnesota the son of John Koens and Emma (Stromberg) Koens and departed this life on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Durant, OK. Neil served in the US Army. He married Patricia Bollinger in Valliant, OK on September 11, 1958 at the Valliant Methodist Church. Neil worked as a highway technician for the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the State...
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Jackie Hall

January 16, 2015

Jackie Dean Hall was born October 28, 1960 the son of W. L. Hall and Juanita (Cathey) Hall. Jackie married Barbara Richard on January 19, 1991 in Valliant, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Wanda Hall, brother-in-law James Voss, brother in-law Jack Richard and a nephew Billy Payne. Jackie enjoyed many things in life but family was his greatest love above all else. ...
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Mary Williams

January 10, 2015

Mary Katherine (Brown) Williams was born June 1, 1951 in Dallas, Texas the daughter of Calvin Brown and Lois (Ivey) Brown and had lived most of her life in the Valliant area. She departed this life on January 10, 2015 at the age of 63 years 7 months and 9 days. Her parents precede her in death. Mary married Joe Lee Williams on February 23, 1974 at the First Baptist Church in Valliant, OK. She...
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Freddie Miller

December 23, 2014

Freddie Elizabeth (Tidmore) Miller was born November 1, 1940 in Ft. Towson, OK the daughter of Fred Lee Tidmore and Mary Eliza (Barrett) Tidmore. Freddie departed this life on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the age of 74 years, 1 month & 21 days. She grew up in the Hugo area and had lived in Valliant since 1982. Freddie was a member of the Valliant Church of God and faithfully served God....
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Leslie "Junebug" Provence

December 14, 2014

Leslie "June Bug" Provence, Jr was born November 5, 1948 in Wright City, OK the son of Leslie Provence and Louise (Dickerson) Provence and lived most of his life around the Rufe area. He married the love of his life, Brookie (Cogburn) Provence on May 6, 1977. June Bug was a hard worker and enjoyed working on equipment, playing with his grandchildren, hunting and fishing. He was always...
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Bill Halkum

December 14, 2014

Bill Junior Halkum was born May 1, 1931 in Sawyer, Oklahoma the son of John R. Halkum and Audra (Smith) Halkum. Bill grew up in the Fort Towson area and moved back in 2013. Bill retired after proudly serving his country for nineteen years in the U.S. Army and was a member of the DAV. He also retired from the Kellwood Company. Bill enjoyed visiting, playing jokes and kidding with his family and...
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Mary Lee Thompson

December 12, 2014

Mary Lee (Summers) Thompson was born March 21, 1922 in Quinton, Oklahoma the daughter of Miriam and Latisha Summers. Mary married Jacob "Jake" Thompson on November 4, 1939. She was a member of the Felker Freewill Baptist Church and had lived in the community since 1998. She loved going to church, gospel music, cooking, quilting and her family. Mary was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Josephene Darden

December 4, 2014

Josephine Hanna (Blohm) Darden, age 95years, 8 months & 21 days peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Josephine was born in Temple, Texas on March 13, 1919. Josephine married Walter Darden on May 15, 1938 in Temple, Texas. Attending church was first on her to-do list. She was loved and admired by all that knew her. Her favorite pastime was enjoying family, especially laughter...
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Carl E. Beene

December 4, 2014

Carl Edward Beene was born February 4, 1918 in Swink, OK, the son of Alfred Beene and Janie (Stinnett) Beene and had lived all of his life in the Swink area. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Danny Harrison; his daughter-in-law, Sharolyn "Babe" Beene; two brothers, Leo "Bus" Beene and Ernest Beene; also five sisters, Gracie White, Lillie Kellum, Myrtle Mabry, Lucille Byrd, and...
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Caitlynn "Mussett" Briscoe

November 30, 2014

Caitlynn Brooke Briscoe was born August 20, 1992 in Ada, OK. She flew away November 30, 2014, at the age of 22 years, 3 months, and 10 days. Caitlynn grew up in the Valliant, OK area, where she attended the Church of Christ, and graduated from Valliant High School in 2010. For the past four years, she lived in Stillwater, OK, where she attended Oklahoma State University. Caitlynn was...
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Robert, Prince

November 23, 2014

Robert Hugh Prince was born July 27, 1943 in Paris, Texas the son of Robert Hugh Prince, Sr. and Susie (Mabry) Prince. Robert married Shirley Carico on July 22, 1960 in Crown Point, Indiana and had lived in Valliant since 1960. Robert started out as a lineman at the age of 17 working with his sister Bobbie Sue and her husband Duane Dorries. He was President of the Valliant Telephone Company...
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Dewey Box

November 21, 2014

Dewey Burgess Box was born May 24, 1928 in Mt. Pine, Arkansas the son of Archie W. Box and Irma J. (Manning) Box and had lived in this area most of his life. He departed this life November 21, 2014 at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 28 days. Dewey married Edna Cain on July 14, 1955 in Raton, New Mexico. He joined the Navy in 1947 and had worked all of his life. He enjoyed working on anything no...
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Della Pearl Smith

October 28, 2014

Della Pearl (Price) Smith was born March 19, 1941 in Rawls, Texas the daughter of Wilson D. Price and Mary Louise (Cartright) Price. Della married Henry Smith on September 10, 1960 in Trenton, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Barbara Lou Melton, Bertha Ann Fuller and Ava Lee Howard, a son, David Ray Smith, a granddaughter, Suzanna Marie Smith and a great...
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Doyle Hall

October 25, 2014

Doyle Hall of Paris, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 26, 2014 in Paris, Texas. He was born on June 4, 1929 to William Emmitt and Josie Peden Hall in Valliant, Oklahoma. Doyle married Shirley Applegate on August 30, 1986 in Clarksville, Texas. Doyle and Shirley made their home in Swink, OK until 2012 when they moved to Paris Texas to a retirement village. Doyle...
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Francis "Joe" Cunningham

October 16, 2014

Francis Joe Cunningham was born March 11, 1933in Rufe, OK the son of David Mason Cunningham and Gertie Mae (Fennell) Cunningham. He grew up in Rufe and lived in Tulsa for over 50 years before moving back to Rufe in 2002. Joe married Oran Virginia Cantrell on October 2, 1953 in Hugo, OK. Joe enjoyed going to Church, farming and fishing. He also enjoyed Bluegrass music. Joe is preceded in...
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Virginia "Ginger" (Slaton) Williams

October 7, 2014

Virginia "Ginger" Marie Slaton was born December 4, 1966 the daughter of Harold Slaton and Patricia Ann (Miller) Rudisill and had lived all of her life in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. She was a 1985 graduate of Broken Bow High School. Ginger was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Andy O'Bannon and Ike Slaton. She enjoyed talking, watching movies and visiting with friends and family ...
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Frank Morrow

October 2, 2014

Franklin Charles Morrow, Jr. a resident of Valliant, Oklahoma left this world to be with Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 24 days. He was born in Eureka Illinois to Franklin C. Morrow, Sr. and Thelma Green Morrow. He graduated from Milby High Schoolin Houston, Texas and was a graduate of SOSU July 28, 1980. Frank married Jean Brock in Roanoke,...
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Melvin Fenley

September 28, 2014

Melvin Woodville Fenley was born April 30, 1933 the son of Vernon Ambers Fenley and Ruby Mahon and raised in the Little River bottom where he was a lifelong member of Felker Freewill Baptist Church. During his life he served there as a Sunday school teacher and a deacon for many years. Melvin served in the U.S. Army before graduating from Southeastern State in Durant, Oklahoma with a degree...
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Jerry Staggs

September 21, 2014

Jerry Carlo Staggs was born August 27, 1939 in the Mound Grove Community the son of Myrick Staggs and Grace (Davis) Staggs and had lived in the Valliant area all of his life. Jerry left us to be with the Lord on September 21, 2014. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy Guest and a grandson, Eric Carper. He was a member of the Slim Church of Christ. Jerry married the love...
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William Gary Wray

September 12, 2014

William G. Wray, age 78 departed from this life on Friday, September 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Gary was a long time resident of Valliant, OK since 1971 and a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Valliant. His love for life was his Wife of 55 year Delorise Wray and family. He enjoyed working on his farm, building gifts in his woodshop, cutting wood, riding his...
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Maxine Graham

August 19, 2014

Maxine Rosebud (Fennell) Graham was born October 29, 1933 in Soper, OK the daughter of Hubert Fennell and Cleo I. (Ferguson) Fennell. Maxine married Newton Graham in Arkansas on January 23, 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Lonnie Cotton and a brother, Phillip Fennell. Maxine graduated from Soper High School at the age of 16 and was Class Valedictorian. Maxine loved...
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David Chambers

August 19, 2014

Bert Cameron "David" Chambers was born April 11, 1956 in Anchorage, AK the son of Fred Chambers and Pauline (Stanford) Chambers-James. He departed this life on August 19, 2014 at the age of 58 years, 4 months and 15 days. David was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, J.C. James and two brothers: Tom Chambers Sr. and Jacob James and a nephew, Rodger Pendergraff. David was raised in...
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Dennis McDaniel

August 6, 2014

Dennis Bert McDaniel was born November 20, 1955 in Mena, AR the son of Bert Junior McDaniel and Billie Jean (Charlton) McDaniel. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Danny McDaniel. Dennis liked to fish and in his earlier years he liked to play football Survivors include: his mother, Billie McDaniel of Valliant, OK; two sisters: Barbara Johnson of Millerton, OK and...
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Freda DeWitt

July 31, 2014

Freda Fern DeWitt, 77 of Ringold, OK went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 31, 2014. Freda was born on January 15, 1937 in Fletcher, OK the daughter of Fred and Millie Hill Williamson. She married Joe DeWitt on January 26, 1957 at Wright City, OK. She and Joe enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spending time on Glover River. Freda's greatest joy was her children and grandchildren, who...
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Minnie Lou Bratcher

July 30, 2014

Minnie Lucinda (Reed) Bratcher was born November 29, 1911 in King, AR the daughter of Benjamin Preasley Reed and Eunice (Faughtenberry) Reed and they precede her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Clarence Bratcher, a brother, Floyd Reed and sisters, Amy Branch and Nova Browning. Minnie enjoyed needlework, loved gardening, flowers, spending time with her family and was...
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Alfred Allensworth

June 26, 2014

Alfred James Allensworth was born January 29, 1944 in San Diego, CA the son of Floyd Allensworth and Vannie (Cody) Allensworth. Afred was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Shirley Allensworth and a brother Billy Allensworth. Alfred married Darlene Cantrell on August 1, 1970 at the Felker Freewill Baptist Church in Valliant, OK. He served in the US Air Force and had lived in the...
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Billy Miller

June 26, 2014

Billy Clark Miller was born September 26, 1943 the son of Alex Miller and Marie Crook and they precede him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Ashlock. Billy married Linda Franks on May 25, 1974 in Hugo, OK. Billy was a member of the Valliant Masonic Lodge #301, had retired from the Weyerheauser Papermill and he loved to deer hunt. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: wife, Linda...
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Jeannie Miller

June 12, 2014

Jeannie Mardella Miller, age 66, a lifelong resident of Valliant, OK, was born July 27, 1947 to Raymond Fred and Amanda Marie (Box) Miller in Hugo, OK. Jeannie passed away June 12, 2014 at her home in Valliant, OK; she graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with Bachelors in Education and taught Kindergarten for several years. Jeannie was of the Baptist faith and loved attending...
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Freda Lou Rush

May 31, 2014

Freda Lou (Standley) Rush was born October 14, 1938 in Hugo, OK the daughter of Earl Standley and Retha (Willis) Standley and they precede her in death. Freda had lived most of her life in the Valliant area and was a member of the Watermill Freewill Baptist Church. She loved going to church and working with children. She also enjoyed singing and making flower arrangements. Survivors include...
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Edwin "Ed" Stafford

May 27, 2014

Edwin Royce Stafford went to be with the Lord at 11:45 PM on Tuesday May 27th, 2014. Ed, 87, was born August 14, 1926 in Valliant, OK, the first of the five children of Otto and Rose Stafford and was a lifelong resident in the brick home he built for his family. He passed this life while a resident in Hill's Nursing Home in Idabel, OK. Ed attended Valliant Schools until he enlisted in the US...
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Helen Rhodes

May 26, 2014

Helen Darlene (Tatum) Rhodes was born April 2, 1931 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Isaac Tatum and Mille M. (Box) Tatum and had lived all of her life in Valliant. Helen married Elton "Mans" Rhodes on July 30, 1951 in Reno, NV. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Jewel Gravelle and a brother Kenneth Tatum. Helen enjoyed fishing, sewing, crocheting and playing Bingo....
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Dale Allensworth

May 24, 2014

Dale Wade Allensworth was born June 10, 1945 in Rufe, OK, the son of James Allensworth and Llowmon (Cooper) Allensworth and had lived most of his life in the Fort Towson area. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Allensworth. He married Virginia Wheat on November 26, 1973 in Clarksville, TX. Dale was a logger and had worked in the log woods for over...
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Jerry Musgrave

May 18, 2014

Jerry Don Musgrave was born September 21, 1947 in Oklahoma City, OK the son of Robert "Bob" Musgrave and Juanita (Roberts) Musgrave. Jerry Don was raised in the Valliant area by his grandparents, Ballard & Callie Roberts. He retired from the Weyerhaeuser Wright City Sawmill. Jerry Don is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, a brother, Roger Bentley and his stepfather, Bill Bentley. ...
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James Morris

May 17, 2014

James Kenny Morris was born February 11, 1948 in Belva, WV the son of Wallace Richmond Morris and Velda Lorina (Hudson) Morris. James served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. James married Gwen Hughes on June 22, 1970 in Oklahoma City, OK. He moved back to Valliant in 1994. James enjoyed horse races and sports, especially baseball. He also liked spending time with his family. James is...
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Donald Smith

May 11, 2014

Donald "Don" Joe Smith was born March 6, 1936 the son of Roy C. Smith and Edyth Susan (Powell) Smith and had lived in Valliant all of his life. Don married Joy Mae McDougal on October 28, 1955 in Hugo, OK. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2010. He is also preceded in death by his parents. Don was a graduate of Valliant High School, Class of 1953. He loved to read and spend time with...
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Hickman "Slick" Wallace, Jr.

May 7, 2014

Hickman Wallace, Jr. was born September 30, 1950 in Soper OK the son of Hickman Wallace and Alzira (Columbus) Wallace. Hickman grew up in Wright City and moved to Nevada, Texas in 1988. He was a member of Laksokla Presbyterian Church in Wright City, OK. Hickman loved his grandchildren, enjoyed playing basketball and fast pitch softball,. He also loved his dogs and raising German Shepherds....
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Misty Marie (Tacker) Watts

May 6, 2014

Misty Marie (Tacker) Watts was born October 11, 1976 in Irving, TX the daughter of Eddie Tacker and Debra J (Cain) Tacker. Misty had lived in the Millerton area since 1993. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. Survivors include: son, Dakota Watts of AR, daughters: Alexas LyAnn Brown of Millerton, OK and Ashlee Nichole Watts of AR; Parents: Eddie & Betty Tacker of Millerton,...
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Frank Byrd

April 17, 2014

Franklin "Frank" Byrd was born June 29, 1948 in Valliant, OK, the son of Leslie "Bo" Byrd and Katherine (Henson) Byrd and had lived most of his life in the Swink area. His parents preceded him in death. He married Betty McClanahan on June 28, 1968 in Ft. Towson. Frank was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ft. Towson, Ft. Towson Masonic Lodge #303, and a member of International Union of...
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Frances Payne

April 16, 2014

Frances O'Dean (Beam) Payne was born March 13, 1928 in Beggs, OK the daughter of Claude Beam and Dora Lee (Culp) Beam and had lived most of her life in southeast Oklahoma. Frances married Joshway Payne on May 8, 1944 in Vancouver, OR. Frances loved the outdoors, enjoyed vacations, traveling and camping. She also loved to quilt, crafts and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death...
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Michael "mike" Ashlock

March 24, 2014

Michael Vernon Ashlock was born October 10, 1967 the son of Vernon Ashlock and Linda (Franks) Miller and had lived in the Rufe area all of his life. He was preceded in death by his father. Mike graduated from Valliant High School in 1985. He married Marilyn Sue Scarberry on December 19, 2008 in Valliant, OK. Mike enjoyed camping, loved hunting arrowheads and liked to fish and hunt. ...
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Ida Lee Box

March 21, 2014

Ida Lee Box was born January 29, 1932 in Pine Valley, OK, the daughter of Hubert A. Cain and Johnnie (Donathan) Cain and had lived most of her life in the Valliant area. Ida Lee departed this life on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Hugo, Ok at the age of 82 years 1 month and 20 days. Ida Lee was a 1949 graduate of Wright City High School and had worked as a Southwestern Bell Service Representative...
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Tina Gantt

March 12, 2014

Tina Louise (Cantrell) Gantt was born August 30, 1966 in DeQueen, AR the daughter of James Cantrell and Thelma (Cantrell) Woods. Tina is preceded in death by her father and a brother Tony Cantrell. Tina married Chloey Gantt on May 13, 1981 and had lived in the Swink area for the last 26 years. She enjoyed fishing and arrowhead hunting. Tina also enjoyed quilting and doing puzzles and loved...
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Wanda Highfill

March 4, 2014

Wanda Sue Highfill was born February 1, 1940 in Garvin, OK the daughter of Homer Highfill and Gertie (Gasway) Highfill and they precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Wanda loved to watch western shows on TV and color pictures. She also loved her dolls, babies and puppies. Survivors include: her sisters, Shirley Griffin and Brenda Highfill both...
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David Swink

February 28, 2014

David Wilbur Swink was born November 8, 1926 in Swink, OK, the son of Jourdan Wilbur Swink and Sally (Powers) Swink. He married Jo Ann Mahon on November 26, 1946 in Amarillo, TX. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2006 in Hugo, OK. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Jeffrey Alan Sizemore and two sisters, Dora Jean Swink and Retha Swink. Mr. Swink was a veteran of the U.S...
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Connie (Walls) Henley

February 19, 2014

Connie Frances (Walls) Henley was born April 2, 1963 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Elmer Walls and Francis (Kirby) Walls and had lived in the Valliant area most of her life. She departed this life on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the age of 50 years, 10 months 17 days. Connie was preceded in death by her parents. She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Donald, William and...
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G. V. Fuller

February 11, 2014

George "G.V." Vester Fuller was born July 23, 1928 in Rufe, OK the son of George V. Fuller and Willie P. (Fortune) Fuller and had lived in the Ringold/Rufe area all of his life. G.V. married Joy May Tollett in July 1948 in Rufe, OK. He was a member of the Slim Church of Christ. G.V. liked gardening and enjoyed taking care of his cattle, but most importantly loved his family and family get...
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Brysen Montana Cockrell

February 9, 2014

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Deanna "Dail" Provence

February 8, 2014

Deanna "Dail" (Hughes) Provence was born March 20, 1943 in Rufe, OK the daughter of Tom Hughes and Louisa (Branson) Hughes. She departed this life on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 18 days. Dail married Tommy Joe Provence, Sr. on May 7, 1959 in Hugo, OK and he precedes her in death. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Thomas Hughes and Bo...
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Peggy Terry

January 31, 2014

Peggy Geneace (Julian) Terry was born March 17, 1942 in Borger, Texas the daughter of Jack Julian and Lois (Wheeler) Julian and they precede her in death. She was also preceded in death by her former husband, Floyd Terry. Peggy graduated from Valliant High School in 1960. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Valliant and loved to bake for her Sunday School Class and friends. Peggy had a...
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Margie Black

January 30, 2014

Margie Marie (Hanley) Black was born June 28, 1948 in Wright City, OK the daughter of Floyd Hanley and Stella Mae (Roberts) Hanley and had lived all of her life in the Wright City area. Margie married Freddie Black on March 19, 1968 and he precedes her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Bud Hanley. Margie was a member of the Wright City Assembly of God Church...
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Sherry Burden-Brown Shatley

January 13, 2014

Sherry Lynn (Burden-Brown) Shatley was born to Charles Lester and Laura Mae (Shannon) Burden on January 14, 1956 and departed this life on January 13, 2014. She grew up in Idabel and moved back in 2011. Sherry enjoyed reading, Art and crocheting. She also loved gardening and cooking. Sherry was preceded in death by her father Charles Burden and half sister, Susan Elizabeth Brown and her...
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Tommie Gene Logan

January 11, 2014

Tommie Gene Logan was born June 4, 1944 the son of Walter Logan and Fannie Mae (Rowan) Logan and they precede him in death. Tommie was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria Logan and Ada Faye Parker and two brothers, Theron "Sonny" Parker and Lawrence Logan. Tommie had lived in Hugo the last eleven years and was formerly of Wright City, OK. He enjoyed tinkering outside and working...
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David Junior Wheeler

December 31, 2013

David Junior Wheeler was born November 29, 1944 in Millerton, OK the son of Charlie Roma Wheeler and Bertha (Archie) Wheeler and they precede him in death. David had lived in this area all of his life and was a graduate of Valliant High School. He enjoyed coaching softball and baseball, loved going to ball games and liked to watch football games. Survivors include: A special friend/cousin,...
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George Clark

December 30, 2013

George Ellis Clark was born June 25, 1936 in Valliant, OK the son of Charles Jack Clark and Lela Sylvania (Faulkner) Clark and they preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie (Davis) Clark, companion, Ella Rose, brothers, James Aaron Clark and Cecil Clark and a sister, Lucille Davis. George grew up in Valliant, lived in Waxahachie, TX from 1970 to 1994 and then...
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Jerry Keeling

December 30, 2013

Jerry Wayne Keeling was born November 17, 1949 in Garvin, OK the son of T. W. Keeling and Joyce (Williamson) Keeling and had lived in this area all of his life. His father preceded him in death. Jerry married Freda Box on August 15, 1986 in Paris, TX. Jerry enjoyed gardening, mechanicing and dirt track racing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry had a big heart and loved...
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Bonnie Sims

August 22, 1936 - December 21, 2013

Bonnie Faye (Vanhooser) Sims was born August 22, 1936 in Wright City, OK the daughter of George Vanhooser and Sallie (Bullard) Vanhooser and had lived in Wright City all of her life. Bonnie's parents precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband, George "Madison" Sims, Sr. on June 20, 2010, a son, George Madison "Sonny" Sims, Jr. and a twin brother, Hoey Ray Vanhooser. ...
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Danny Sells

December 17, 2013

Danny was born December 14, 1953 in Valliant, OK the son of William "Bob" Sells and Oliva (Carter) Sells and was raised just north of Valliant. He grew up hunting, fishing and gardening and always loved to watch a garden grow. He passed his love of hunting and fishing on to his children and grandchildren. Danny graduated from Valliant High School and went to college a year in Durant. He...
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Eunice Mae Woods

December 15, 2013

Eunice Mae(Petty) Woods was born May 1, 1945 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Vance Petty and Evie Lurene (Upton) Petty. Eunice married Charles Woods on February 27, 1960. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Alice Piearcy and Edith Threet and two great granddaughters, Delaiya Woods and Marley Woods. Eunice loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. She...
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Alma Starr

December 14, 2013

Alma Lavada (Hughes) Starr was born August 22, 1924 in Rufe, Oklahoma. The daughter of Thomas T. Hughes and Louisa Branson Hughes. Alma married Thad A. Starr on December 5, 1944 and he precedes her in death. She is also preceded by daughter, Rita Kay Starr, brothers, Thomas Hughes and Bo Hughes, an infant brother, sister, Bonnie Bryant and grandson, Thad (Trae) A. Starr III. Survivors...
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Mary Lee Box

December 7, 2013

Mary Lee (Fields) Box was born February 10, 1939 in Muse, OK the daughter of Claude Fields and Elzie (Linville) Fields and had lived in the Wright City area all of her life. Mary was a quiet person and never had a bad word to say about any one. She loved being around her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and going to yard sales. Mary was...
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Verna Mae Fleming

December 5, 2013

Dedicated Wife, Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Verna Mae Fleming, Age 91 of Clarksville, Texas, passed into God's hands December 5, 2013. She was a wonderful example of faith, hope and charity. Verna Mae Fleming was born December 23, 1921 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. After graduating high School she went on to further her studies at Eastern Oklahoma State College where she met...
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Douglas Thomas

December 4, 2013

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Thomas Bowers

December 4, 2013

Thomas Walter Bowers was born February 9, 1926 in Paris, Texas the son of Ervin Walter Bowers and Leola (Harris) Bowers and had lived in the Valliant area all of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. Thomas retired from Weyerhaeuser in Wright City, OK and he loved to fish, hunt and ride around in the hills. Survivors include: a great nephew, David...
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Lynn Darity

November 21, 2013

Hershel Lynn Darity -- aka "Hoss" and "Pepaw" passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Hugo, OK at the age of 66 years, 3 months and 26 days. Lynn was born in Swink, Oklahoma on July 26, 1947 the son of Hershel and Ruth Darity. Lynn grew up and attended grade school at Swink, OK and graduated high school from Ft. Towson, OK After high school he attended Southeastern Oklahoma State...
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Sam McGough

November 21, 2013

Surrounded by his family, Sam McGough, 74, of Wright City, OK assumed his place in heaven on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Sam leaves behind a legacy of community service, faith and love of family and friends. A celebration of Sam's life will be held on Tuesday, November 26 at 2:00 pm at the High School Auditorium in Wright City, OK. Sam was born at home on Thursday, October 19, 1939 in Wright...
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Harold Eugene Slaton

November 18, 2013

Harold Eugene Slaton was born October 6, 1932 in Valliant, OK the son of William Lowell Slaton and Willie Mae (Dodderer) Slaton and had lived most of his life in the Valliant area. Harold married Joan McGuire on February 8, 1976 in Clarksville, TX. He owned Aztec Fence Company and worked as a Valliant Lawman for a period of time. He also like to deer hunt, play horseshoes, poker, 42 dominoes...
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Junior David Billy

November 8, 2013

Junior David Billy was born May 21, 1928 in Corrinne, OK the son of Wesley Billy and Nellie (Charley) Billy and they preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by one son, Harold Taylor, two daughters: Wanda Hammons and Ruby Lancaster and a brother Soloman Billy. Junior married Mary Autrey on March 6, 1993 in Ringold, OK. Junior liked gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time...
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Toney Ray Summers

October 10, 2013

Toney Ray Summers was born September 23, 1957 in Paris, TX the son of Lewis Edward Summers and Eva Mae (Cockerham) Summers. He is preceded in death by his father. Toney had lived in the Idabel area since 1992 and he enjoyed building fences. Survivors include: his mother, Eva Mae Clark of Idabel, OK; a daughter, Amanda Marie Summers; two brothers: Billy Summers of Idabel, OK and Harvey...
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Timothy "Tim" Ruffin

October 8, 2013

Timothy "Tim" Gordon Ruffin was born June 4, 1973 in Antlers, Oklahoma the son of Richard Gordon Ruffin and Linda (Barker) Ruffin and had lived in the Sobol area most of his life. His dad preceded him in death. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: his mother, Linda Ruffin of Ft. Towson; a son, Newton Ruffin of Boswell, OK; two daughters: Robin Ruffin of Valliant, OK and Nellie Ruffin of Ringold, OK; a...
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Opal Pritchett

October 4, 2013

On the morning of October 4, 2013, after 93 full years, Opal passed away at her home in Valliant, OK.Opal was born, the oldest of two, May 21, 1920 at Garvin, OK to Mrs. Bertie (Freund) Ives and Mr. Ollie Ives. Her great-great-great grandfather was Davy Crockett, "Hero of the Alamo", and she enjoyed activities of the Direct Descendants of the "King of the Wild Frontier!". Graduating from...
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George Hack

October 2, 2013

George James Hack was born February 25, 1923 in Battlecreek, Michigan the son of Matthew Hack, Sr. and Daisy (Nichols) Hack. His parents preceded him in death. George served in the US Navy in WWII and was a retired veteran. George married Yer Cha in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 14, 1976. Survivors include: his wife, Yer Hack of Millerton, OK; two daughters: Leah Soderberg of Norman, OK and...
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Carl Curtis Tidmore

September 23, 2013

Carl Curtis Tidmore was born August 30, 1936 in Finley, OK the son of Arthur David Tidmore and Mae (Gammon) Tidmore. Carl Curtis was a long time resident of Red Bluff, CA and had lived in McCurtain County since 1983. He married Emma Tidmore on May 3, 2008. Carl Curtis was a member of the Good News Fellowship Church in Broken Bow, OK. He loved truck driving, enjoyed fishing and liked to race...
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Charles Lynn Sanford

September 16, 2013

Charles was born January 15, 1931 in Lindsay, Oklahoma to Lawrence and Burdene Sanford. He worked in the oil fields in west Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Charles served in Signal Corp of the US Army during the Korean War. He was a mechanic in Valliant for several years. Charles was a firefighter for the Valliant Volunteer Fire Department for twenty-three years and served a couple of terms...
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Edwin A., Umphress

September 11, 2013

Edwin A. Umphress was born January 14, 1928 in Granbury, Texas the son of Hubert Umphress and Juanita (Hamilton) Umphress. Edwin married Kathaleen Cockrum on February 23, 1963 in Hugo, OK. He worked at the Container Corporation in Ft. Worth, TX for 28 years before moving to Valliant in March of 1979 and retired from Campbell Soup Company in 1990. He was a member of the Church of Christ teaching...
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Mary Phynetta Blackard

September 5, 2013

Mary Phynetta (Prince) Blackard, 88, born in Valliant, Oklahoma and a 67 year resident of Anchorage, Alaska, died and went to be with the Lord on September 5, 2013 while residing at the Willow Bend Assisted Living Community in Denton, Texas. A "Celebration of Life" service will be at the Watermill Freewill Baptist Church of Valliant OK at 2 PM Sunday, September 8, 2013. A short gravesite...
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Scott Darden

August 29, 2013

Scott Terrel Darden was born October 6, 1946 in Galveston, Texas the son of Walter Terrel Darden and Josephine (Blohm) Darden and had lived in Valliant since 1978. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant son, Dustin Terrel Darden. Scott had worked with Brown & Root for over 24 years. He loved to hunt, fish at Hugo Dam and enjoyed making his daily visits around town visiting...
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Billy Jack Richard

August 17, 2013

Billy Jack Richard was born October 10, 1926 in Valliant, OK, the son of Willie Frank "Bill" Richard and Tillie Colleen (Victory) Richard and had lived most of his life in the Valliant area. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Collen (Fassler) Richard. Billy was a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and loved to ride around looking for deer. ...
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Eva J. Haskell

August 14, 2013

Eva John (Humphries) Haskell was born January 27, 1934 in Redland, OK the daughter of John Humphries and Della (Fisher) Humphries. Eva married Kenneth Haskell in Idabel, OK on December 24, 1954. She is preceded in death by her parents. Her favorite job was working with kids, so she pursued a Child Development Degree and ran "Grandmas House" Day Care Center in Idabel, OK where she played the...
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