Celebrity Obituaries

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Betty Cantrell

January 30, 2016

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

January 29, 2016

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

January 13, 2016

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

January 7, 2016

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

January 4, 2016

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

December 30, 2015

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

December 28, 2015

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

December 24, 2015

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

December 24, 2015

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

December 19, 2015

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

December 14, 2015

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

December 6, 2015

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

December 6, 2015

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

December 2, 2015

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

December 1, 2015

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

November 17, 2015

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

November 14, 2015

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

November 10, 2015

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

October 19, 2015

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

October 16, 2015

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

October 15, 2015

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

October 15, 2015

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

October 12, 2015

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

September 25, 2015

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

September 13, 2015

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

September 12, 2015

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

September 8, 2015

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

August 25, 2015

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

August 25, 2015

Elsie N. Hunt-Miller was born May 12, 1922 in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma the daughter of Joseph Riley and Missouri Lee (Shields) Tidmore. She attended school at the Old Alishi and Peaceful Home Schools. Elsie moved in 1946 to Cactus, TX. After retiring in 1978 they returned to the Valliant area and had lived here for over 60 years. Elsie was a member of the East Side Church of Christ and was a...
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Sue Stuart

August 23, 2015

Vinita "Sue" Staggs Stuart was born February 2, 1933 and went home to be with the Lord on August 23, 2015 at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Buster Stuart, great-grandson Buster Cade Stuart, her parents Myrick and Grace (Davis) Staggs, sister Dorothy Jo Guest, brother Jerry Staggs and son-in-law Bobby Woolsey. Sue was known among family and friends for her...
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Violet Daniles

August 15, 2015

Violet Louise (Moran) Daniels was born June 6, 1924 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Tommy Young Moran and Mary (Mussett) Moran. Violet was a member of the Church of Christ. She was an excellent cook and housekeeper. There was nothing she enjoyed more than cooking delicious food and inviting her family and friends to come visit. Violet was a very loving person with a great sense of humor and...
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Larry Williamson

August 2, 2015

Larry Williamson was born June 5, 1934 in Valliant, OK the son of George Williamson and Mary (Mahon) Williamson. Larry had lived in the Valliant area all of his life and served in the U.S. Navy. He married Rachel Johnson on May 14, 1972 in Clarksville, Texas. Larry enjoyed working on cars and in his garden. He also loved his animals and helping people. He was preceded death by his parents,...
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Hunter Armstrong-Garris

July 28, 2015

Hunter Draven Armstrong-Garris was born Tuesday, July 28, 2015 and passed shorty after. Hunter was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Alice & Verlon Piearcy and a cousin, Kayson Black Armstrong. Survivors include: his mom, Tanner Armstrong and dad, Tye Garris of Hugo, OK; grandparents: Wendy Faulkner of Hugo, OK, Carl Mullins of Unger, OK and Darren & Teresa Johnson of Hugo,...
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Kevin Lundry

July 27, 2015

Kevin Ray Lundry was born February 22, 1978 in McAlester, OK the son of Charles David Lundry and Sandra (Tuck) Lundry. He was a 1997 Rattan graduate, a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. Kevin married Tammy Jo Hanson on August 16, 2008 in Messer, OK. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends Survivors include: his wife, Tammy Jo (Hanson) Lundry,...
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Shelia McDaniel

July 17, 2015

Shelia Harlene McDaniel, 62, passed away on July 17, 2015 at Paris, TX. She was the wife of Terry McDaniel. They shared 45 years of marriage together. Born in Lawton, OK she was the daughter of Harley and Thelma Chambers. She lived in Valliant for the past 38 years. She owned and operated a local florist shop and served as Valliant City Clerk. Shelia was of Church of Christ faith. She...
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Norma McCllure

July 13, 2015

Norma (Jackson) McClure was born November 19, 1937 in Shreveport, LA the daughter of Johnny Jackson and Mamie Lee (Lightsey) Jackson and had lived in the area most of her life. Norma was a member of the River Bottom Baptist Church and the Eastern Star 519-Valliant. She married Jerry McClure on June 27, 1974 in Houston, TX. Norma enjoyed reading, spending time with her children and grandchildren...
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Cathy Johnston

July 13, 2015

Cathy Lynn Altenbaumer Johnston was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on February 1, 1958 and went to be the Lord on July 13, 2015. Cathy was a 1976 graduate of Valliant High School, attended nursing school in Paris, Texas, married her husband, Jimmy, on August 24, 1984, and was a Weyerhaeuser employee for many years. She is survived by her husband of Valliant, Oklahoma, Jimmy Johnston, daughter...
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Jimmie Pearl Medford

June 22, 2015

Jimmie Pearl (Halkum) Medford was born April 22, 1938 in Sawyer, OK the daughter of John R. Halkum and Audra Mae (Smith) Halkum. Jimmie grew up in the Sawyer area and lived in the Fort Towson community since 1997. She married Bill Medford in Dallas, TX on October 29, 1964. She attended the Church of God in Valliant, OK. Jimmie enjoyed fishing and camping, loved quilting and was a true help...
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Kashlynn Lea Walker

June 9, 2015

Kashlynn Lea Walker was born February 3, 2015 in Idabel, OK the daughter of Kendra Walker and Brice Young. She departed this life on June 9, 2015 at the age of 4 months and 6 days. Kashlynn had a sweet smile that everyone loved. Survivors include: her mother, Kendra Lynn Walker and father, William Brice Young; grandparents: Kenneth Walker of Valliant, OK and Cathy Walker of Valliant, OK;...
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Edwin "Bo" Oscar Coffey

June 8, 2015

Edwin "Bo" Oscar Coffey was born October 13, 1935 the son of Oscar Holman Coffey and Lillian May (Logan) Coffey and had lived in the Garvin/Millerton area most of his life. He attended the Church of Christ in Valliant, Oklahoma. Bo enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and playing dominoes. Bo was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clarence Coffey. Survivors include: his wife,...
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James Melton Ashlock

May 29, 2015

James Melton Ashlock was born December 29, 1935 in Valliant, OK the son of Walter Ashlock and Lola (Davis) Ashlock. James grew up in the Valliant area and moved back home in 2005. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. James married Helen Casey on May 16, 1992 in Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Jimmy Rollins. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Hazel...
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Kayson Lynn Black

May 29, 2015

Kayson Lynn Black-Armstrong was born October 17, 2013 the son of Tara Black and Colin Ray Armstrong. Kayson departed this life on Friday, May 29 2015 at the age of 1 year, 7 months and 12 days at Mead, Oklahoma Survivors include: his parents, Tara Lawanda Black and Colin Armstrong, a sister, Saylor Ray Dawn Armstrong all of Valliant, OK ; grandparents: Micki "MeMe" and Glen "Papa"" Bomsburger...
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Judy Hatcher

May 29, 2015

Judy Charlene (Hoover) Hatcher was born April 8, 1955 in Denver Colorado the daughter of Francis Ervin Hoover and Calvin Mae (Spence) Hoover-VanWinkle. Judy had lived most of her life in the Valliant area. She married Bobby Gary (Junior) Hatcher on June 15, 1972 in Valliant, OK. She enjoyed gardening, loved her flowers, hunting arrowheads and loved making crafts. She was preceded in death...
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Roger Henry

May 22, 2015

Roger Anthony Henry was born March 14, 1954 in Ashdown, Arkansas the son of James Henry and Joanne (Howard) Henry-Williams. Roger was preceded in death by his dad. He enjoyed the outdoors more than most people. It wasn't uncommon for him to just hang out in the woods and kill or catch his food and loved every minute of it!! Roger also enjoyed gardening, cooking, hunting arrowheads and as...
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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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