Our Obituaries

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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Minnie Granny Stinson

August 9, 2013

Frances Minnie "Granny" Lee (Snow) Stinson was born May 6, 1931 in Troup, Texas the daughter of Martin Snow and Lucy (Dry) Snow and had lived in the Idabel area since 1979. Minnie married William Hubert Stinson on June 10, 1956 in Hugo, OK and he precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, William and Perry Joe Stinson and three sisters, Pat Johnson, Burla...
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Claude Willie Fowler

July 23, 2013

Claude William Fowler was born December 28, 1928 in Valliant, OK the son of Willie (Bid) Clifford Fowler and Lorena (Mahon) Fowler and had grew up in the Valliant area and moved back in 1974. Claude is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Joe "Snooks" Fowler. He married Eulah Marie Merritt on January 10, 1950 in DeQueen, AR. Claude was a retired Master Sgt. of the U.S. Army and had...
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Jane Ward

July 18, 2013

Jane Ann (Johnson) Ward was born January 20, 1956 in Grapevine, Texas the daughter of James Johnson and Janie (Cordreay) Johnson. Her parents preceded her in death. Jane married Danny Ward on July 13, 1973 in Conway, Arkansas. She had lived in the Valliant area for over 20 years and attended the Valliant 1st Assembly of God Church. Jane enjoyed sewing and gardening, loved animals and playing...
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Jo Ann Dickerson

July 17, 2013

Jo Ann (Hughes) Dickerson was born March 8, 1939 in Millerton, OK the daughter of Johnny Hughes and Bonnie (Durant) Hughes and had lived most of her life in the Millerton area. JoAnn is preceded in death by her father. She was a 1957 graduate of Valliant High School. JoAnn married Thomas J. "Joe" Dickerson on March 7, 1964 in Garland, Texas. JoAnn was a member of the First Baptist Church...
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Mary "Suzie" Chesney

July 14, 2013

Mary Sue "Suzie" (Byrum) Chesney was born February 2, 1950 in Talihina, OK the daughter of Tom Byrum and Minerva (Collins) Byrum and went to be with her Lord Sunday morning, July 14, 2013 at 3:15 A. M. She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Minerva Byrum, one sister, Ladascode Collins, a niece, Amanda Ruth and a daughter, Rhonda Lue Tidmore. Suzie had lived the past 29 years in...
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Mary Sue Jamison

July 9, 2013

Mary Sue (Potts) Jamison was born August 16, 1958 in Clayton, OK the daughter of LeRoy Potts and Francis (Vanhooser) Potts and had lived in the Rufe Community for over thirty-five years. Mary Sue was preceded in death by her father and a brother Roy Earl Potts. She enjoyed camping, laughing and cooking large dinners for her family and friends. Mary Sue also loved listening to music and...
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Naomi Moran

July 8, 2013

Naomi Ione (Day) Moran was born June 26, 1937 in Dew, Texas the daughter of Roy Day and Juanita Killgore Day. Naomi married Gilbert W. Moran in Hugo, OK on March 31, 1956 and had lived in the Valliant area for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Billy Day. She was a caregiver who enjoyed taking care of others. Naomi liked to read, crochet, work...
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Michael F. Rice

June 29, 2013

Michael Fredric Rice was born March 4, 1947 in Minco, Oklahoma the son of Fred Rice and Rita (Von Elm) Rice and lived in Wright City, Oklahoma since 1981. He was a student of St. Joseph's Catholic School and was a proud graduate of Minco High School. He completed a Bachelor's of Science in Education and played 'post' position with the college basketball team at Southwestern Oklahoma State...
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Ernie Ruth Fipps

May 23, 2013

Services set Tuesday, March 28, 2013 ~ Graveside Service, 12:00 P. M. ~ Valliant Cemetery, Valliant, OK
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Evie Lurene Petty

May 20, 2013

Evie Lurene (Upton) Petty was born September 21, 1922 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Wiley Dave Upton and Evie (Smith) Upton and had lived in Valliant most of her life. Lurene married Vance Petty on February 22, 1941 in Valliant, OK and he precedes her in death. Lurene was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Alice Piearcy and Edith Threet, two sisters, Dorothy Short and Dessie...
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Larry Guest

May 17, 2013

Larry Gene Guest was born May 14, 1947 in Millerton, OK the son of Henry "Boots" W. Guest and Mellie (Webster) Guest and had lived all of his life in Millerton and graduated from Valliant High School in 1965. He married Janice Lee Coleman on August 8, 1981 in Millerton, OK. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Margie Claborn and three brothers: Henry W. Guest, Jr., Donald Ray...
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Jean Rosson

April 26, 2013

Dorothy Imogene "Jean" (Todd) Rosson was born January 30, 1938 in Cisco, OK the daughter of Willie Thomas "W.T." Rosson and Mary Rosetta (Topping) Rosson. Jean married Jack Rosson in Lawton, OK in 1956 and he preceded her in death on August 24, 2005. Jean is survived by two sons, Charles Rosson of Oak Hill, OK and Billy Rosson of Broken Bow, OK; a sister, Barbara Hobbs of Valliant, OK;...
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Esther Inez "Nezzie" Julian

April 18, 2013

Esther Inez "Nezzie" (Pound) Julian was born April 28, 1914 in the Watermill Community the daughter of Robert Pound and Mary Buford (Fitzpatrick) Pound and had lived all of her life in the Valliant area. Inez was preceded in death by her parents. She was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas Allen "Tommy" Julian on November 26, 1963, a son, Robert Julian in February, 2012 and a great...
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Randy Gantt

April 11, 2013

Carl Randall "Randy" Gantt was born March 24, 1962 in Mound Grove, OK the son of Alfred Donald Gantt and Ellen (Cantrell) Gantt. Randy was preceded in death by his father. He loved to fish, draw pictures and ride the back roads. Randy also loved being outside and playing with his grandchildren. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: two sons, Randall Carl Gantt of Rufe, OK and Russell Gantt of Millerton, OK; a...
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Jerry Altenbaumer

April 9, 2013

Jerry L. Altenbaumer was born August 19, 1948 in Valliant, Oklahoma the son of Clarence Altenbaumer and Audie (Magby) Altenbaumer. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Carlton Altenbaumer; and two sisters: Jo Helen Christian and Mony Jean Clowers. Survivors include sons, Calvin Blagg of Durant, OK and Stanley Monks of Sallisaw, OK; daughters: Sherry Mitts of Waldron, AR,...
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Shirley Blackard

April 8, 2013

Shirley Jean (Rowan) Blackard was born January 31, 1943 in Okemah, Oklahoma the daughter of Sam Rowan and Ethel (Phillips) Rowan. Shirley married Bill Blackard on November 17, 1959 and they owned and operated B & B Feed Store in Valliant for several years. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1999. Shirley is also preceded in death by her father, Sam Rowan, daughters, Robin Blackard and Amanda...
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Marjorie McDougal

April 3, 2013

Marjorie Armour Grimmett McDougal was born in Haynesville, Louisiana on June 3, 1923 and went to be with the Lord at the age of 89 on April 3, 2013. Marjorie was the daughter of Gus and Mattie Armour. She is survived by her son Tink Grimmett and his wife Sherrie of Sobol, daughter Ginger Nixon of Lebanon, Missouri, son Jack Grimmett and his wife Shirley of Ft. Towson, stepson Thomas McDougal...
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Carol Tidmore Myers

April 1, 2013

Carol Jean (Tidmore) Myers was born April 10, 1953 in Corcoran, California the daughter of Cecil A. Tidmore and Billie Jean (Lackey) Tidmore. Carol was preceded in death by her mother in 2011 and two brothers: Andrew Tidmore and Paul Wayne Tidmore. She was a homemaker and loved reading and working puzzles. Survivors include her father, Cecil A. Tidmore of Swink, OK; two sisters: Ruth Crist...
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Faye T Box

March 11, 2013

Faye T (Boyd) Box was born November 8, 1931 in Millerton, OK the daughter of Frank Boyd and Maud (Archie) Boyd and had lived in the Millerton area all of her life. Faye married W. A. "Buck" Box on February 25, 1952 in DeQueen AR. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Elmer Boyd and Roy Lee Boyd and one granddaughter, Stephanie Box. Faye was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of...
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Ronald Scott

March 3, 2013

Ronald Lynn Scott was born June 1, 1950 in Rufe, OK the son of Grady W. Scott and Georgia Faye (Craft) Scott. He departed this life on March 3, 2013 at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 2 days. Ronald served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and he is preceded in death by his parents. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: one son, Robbie Scott of Norman, OK; four brothers, Dale Scott of Conroe, TX,...
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Calvin Mae "Susie" VanWinkle

January 18, 1926 - February 27, 2013

Calvin "Susie" May (Spence) VanWinkle was born January 18, 1926 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Joe Calvin Spence and Essie May (Hatcher) Spence. Susie is preceded in death by her parents. She is also preceded in death by two sons, Orlie Hoover and Clinton Ross Hoover, one daughter, Sheila Hoover, a granddaughter, Judy Marie McDonald and a sister, Jewel Herfurth. Susie loved hunting...
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Jerry Herd

February 17, 2013

Jerry Dale Herd was born July 19, 1937 in Swink, OK, the son of Lee Herd and Thelma (Meador) Herd. He grew up in Swink and had lived most of his life in the Tulsa and Sand Springs, OK area prior to moving back to Swink approximately 5 years ago. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Dixi (Herd) Henson. Jerry married Daisy Lamm on June 4, 1990 in Las Vegas...
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Jimmy Ray Provence

February 12, 2013

Jimmy Ray Provence was born February 9, 1944 in Wright City, OK the son of Leslie Provence and Louise (Dickerson) Provence and was a life time resident of Rufe, OK. Jimmy married Hazel Cogburn on February 12, 1962 and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Tommy Joe and Ricky Provence and a grandchild, Aaron Cooper. Jimmy...
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H. B. Shorty Gardner

February 8, 2013

Harold Brooks "Shorty" Gardner was born August 25, 1936 in Gunnersville, Alabama the son of Wiley Gardner and Icie Brooks Gardner and had lived in Valliant Since 1989. Shorty was a devoted family member and friend. He married Margie Towler on February 14, 1976 in Bowie, Texas. Shorty served in the U.S. Navy for over 10 years. He was a member of the American Legion and a former member of...
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Elodia Gutierez

February 7, 2013

Elodia (Carrera) Gutierrez was born October 22, 1961 the daughter of Angel Carrera and Gera Carrera. She loved the Wheelock area and had lived in the community for over twelve years. Elodia is preceded in death by her father, Angel Carrera and first husband, Jesus "Chuy" Gutierrez. Elodia enjoyed reading and loved to dance. She also enjoyed listening to music and spending time with her family,...
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Terry Haley

February 6, 2013

Terry Glen Haley was born April 9, 1947 in Wright City, Oklahoma the of son Glen Haley and Stella (Gantt) Haley. Terry served in the US Army during the Vietnam War in the 101st Airborne. He is preceded in death by his parents. Terry enjoyed fishing with his buddy John Hestand. He also enjoyed hunting and loved giving people a hard time. Survivors include: a son, Terry Edward Haley and...
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Glenda Peters

February 1, 2013

Glenda (Cantrell) Peters was born April 21, 1949 in Valliant, OK the daughter of John C. "Buck " Cantrell and Jewell (McBride) Cantrell. Glenda married Alfred Peters in Harrison, AR on June 30, 1996 and he preceded her in death in October, 2007. She is also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Carthell, Calvin and Elvis Cantrell; two sisters: Bertha Hughes and Dorothy Belle...
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Lorene Terry-Robinson

January 30, 2013

Lorene Terry Robinson was born January 18, 1922 in Grant, OK, the daughter of William Frank Worthey and Herma (Harrington) Worthey. She grew up in Grant, OK and Ringold, OK and had lived most of her life in Valliant. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Terry and her second husband, Cyril Robinson. She was also preceded in death by a son Michael Terry, a great granddaughter,...
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Almeda Lavonna Simpson

January 23, 2013

Almeda Lavonna (Boshers) Simpson was born November 29, 1928 in Pine Valley, Oklahoma the daughter of John Boshers and Bertie (Riggs) Boshers and had lived in the Wheelock area for over 65 years. Almeda married Clarence "Sonny" Simpson on November 24, 1946 in Tulsa, OK. He precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Kara Lynn Simpson, three brothers:...
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Mary Ruth Andoe

January 20, 2013

Mary Ruth (Herndon) Andoe went to our Lord on Jan. 20, 2013 in McKinney, Texas. Mary was born on Jan. 1, 1941 in Talihina, Ok to the late Johnny and Jenny Snapp. Mary loved playing sports for Herndon school and graduated as Salutatorian at Wright City High school in 1959. On May 28th 1960 she married the love of her life, Kenneth Wayne Andoe, Sr. and they shared 41 years of marriage. He precedes...
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Anita G Coffey

January 16, 2013

Anita Gaile (Strickland) Coffey was born May 24, 1946 in Hugo, OK the daughter of Herman Strickland and Hazel (Ashlock) Strickland and had lived in the Valliant area twenty-two years. Anita married Marvin Coffey in DeQueen, Arkansas on November 24, 1993. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Mitchell Strickland. Anita loved to play bingo, enjoyed fishing and was a hard worker...
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Alvin Langston

January 9, 2013

Private Memorial Service
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Walter Johnson

January 9, 2013

Walter R. Johnson was born March 26, 1935 in Quemada Valley, Texas the son of Carl Johnson and Sally (Lewis) Johnson and had lived in the Wheelock area for over forty years. He married Carol Whitten on May 3, 1968 in Hugo, OK. Walter is preceded in death by his parents, a son, C.C. Johnson, a great grandson, Dagan Johnson, three brothers: James Johnson, J.T. Johnson, and Bill Johnson; and...
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Reginald "Reg" Jordan

January 6, 2013

Reginald "Reg" C. Jordan was born December 18, 1926 in Glover, Oklahoma the son of Curtis Jordan and Verda (Tidwell) Jordan and had lived in the Garvin, Wright City and Valliant areas all of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, three wives: Catherine Hester Jordan in 1944, Mary Jo Stuart Jordan in 2005 and Margie Monroe Jordan in 1989. He was also preceded in death by a brother,...
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Nora Hall

December 29, 2012

Nora Grace (Smith) Hall was born December 30, 1946 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Marion M. Smith and Thelmer L. (Turner) Smith. Nora married Joe "Bill" Hall on May 28, 1965. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers: Wayne Smith, Clarence Smith, Roy Smith, Earl Smith & James Smith as well as a sister, Nila Jones. Nora had lived all of her life in...
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