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Dorothy Franks

May 13, 2018

Dorothy Irene (Hall) Franks was born March 3, 1920 the daughter of William Emmett Hall and Mary Josie (Peden) Hall and had lived all of her life in the Valliant area. She married Mack Franks on February 7, 1940 in Valliant, OK and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Matthew Franks; her siblings: Doyle Hall, Raymond Hall, Olen Hall, Junior Hall, Ostine Hall...
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Ozell Eppehimer

May 6, 2018

Onita Ozell Eppehimer was born October 9,1935 in Buffalo Gap, Texas the daughter of Lloyd Joseph Deal and Opal Wilma (Jones) Deal. Onita was formerly of the Valliant area and had been a Wewoka resident for over 15 years. She collected dolls and also made dolls and jewelry. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Sandra Story and two husbands, Stanley Ketchel Walkup in 1993 and ...
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Charles Swearingin

May 6, 2018

Charles "Sonny" Hugh Swearingin, Jr. was born September 25, 1955 the son of Charles H. Swearingin, Sr. and Evelyn (Chiles) Swearingin. Sonny had lived in the Valliant area since 1977. He married Becky McIntosh on March 20, 2003 in DeQueen, Arkansas. He loved working in his yard, fishing, and hunting. Sonny was always working and enjoyed building. He was preceded in death by his parents, a...
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Gary Davis

May 5, 2018

Gary Dale Davis was born April 9, 1968 the son of Billy Dale Davis and Alma (Mabry) Davis. Gary attended school in Euless, Texas and had lived in the Shawnee area for over 20 years. He liked to travel and camp with his parents. Gary enjoyed family gatherings and was a huge Elvis fan. He often accompanied Dale to the family owned pawn shops. He also was a very special person to the people...
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Patricia "Tricia" Koch

May 4, 2018

Patricia "Tricia" Ann Koch was born August 12, 1950 in Watson, California the daughter of John Pigg and Betty (Slaughter) Pigg and was a longtime Wright City resident. When she was seven, after her father passed away, her family moved back to the Wright City area. Her mother married Emmitt Rowan and he raised her as his own. Tricia enjoyed sewing, watching T.V., playing solitaire, working...
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Peet Baggs

April 15, 2018

Alford Peet Baggs was born December 20, 1930 in Pickens, OK the son of Ora Lee Baggs and Winnie Inez (Hill) Baggs. Peet married Judith Lorraine Wells on April 29, 1954 at Hugo First Baptist Church. Peets accomplishments during his life included: Boy Scout Master, Cub Scout Master, School Board member and President of the School Board, Little league Baseball Coach and Women's Softball Coach. ...
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Moses Thomas

April 14, 2018

Moses "Bill" Thomas, Jr., age 87, passed away April 14, 2018. He was born November 29, 1930 in Valliant, OK to Clarsey (Baken) Thomas and Moses B. Thomas, Sr. Bill graduated from Valliant High School and served his country in the United States Army. After moving to Oklahoma City, he was a cross country truck driver for 41 years until his retirement. Bill was a member of the Choctaw Nation. ...
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Marilyn James

April 12, 2018

Marilyn Frances (Jones) James was born December 7, 1939 the daughter of Conrad Jones and Gladys (Gillian) Jones. Marilyn married Lewis James on September 25, 1959 in Kiowa, OK. She lived most of her life in the Pine Creek area and had lived in the Bethel area for the past 20 years. Marilyn owned/operated her insurance agency for over 30 years in the Valliant area. She served on the Kiamichi...
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Kenneth Nagel

April 4, 2018

Due to the weather, Graveside Services for Saturday has been changed to Miller & Miller Funeral Chapel in Valliant. Kenneth Ray Nagel was born December 7, 1955 the son of Fred Nagel and Billie Jean (Kimbrow) Nagel. Kenneth married Neomia Box on November 20 1976. He enjoyed gardening and loved his family, especially his grandkids. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter,...
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Lillian Griffin

April 3, 2018

Lillian "Bea" (Turnage) Griffin was born June 12, 1936 in Garvin, OK the daughter of Claude Wesley Turnage and Alice Marie (Trusty) Turnage. Bea married "A.J." Arthur Junior Griffin on October 21, 1952 in Reno, Nevada. She loved taking care of her family. Bea was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Allensworth and a great granddaughter, Mallory...
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David Earl Capers, Sr.

April 1, 2018

David E. Capers, Sr. met his Heavenly Father at his home in Paris, TX on April 1, 2018 with his wife, Joyce, by his side. David and Joyce were married on July 18, 1964 in Hugo, Oklahoma. David loved his family and friends. He retired from Barnes Group, Inc. in Dallas, Texas after 40 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Earl Capers, mother Vivian Elizabeth Craddock Capers, both...
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Randall Tidmore

March 30, 2018

Randall William Tidmore was born February 14, 1984 in Ft. Worth, Texas the son of Randy Tidmore and Shirley (Sullivan) Tidmore. Randall was very intelligent, hard working and always took care of his priorities and would help anyone he could without any thought about it, or expecting anything in return. He was a proud but humble and quiet man. Randall joined the U.S. Army after he graduated...
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Kenneth Stafford

March 24, 2018

On March 24th, 2018, at 12:55 pm, Reverend Kenneth Neal Stafford reached his lifelong goal and entered the gates of that wonderful City called Heaven. Among those who welcomed him home were his mother and father Rose and Otto Stafford, brother Edwin and wife Mildred Stafford, brother Joe and wife Dixie Stafford, and brother Dr Donald Stafford, his oldest daughter Connie Yeakley, son in law James...
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Carlo Austin Wilson

March 6, 2018

Carlo Austin Wilson was born July 20, 1934 in Ringold, Oklahoma the son of Alexander Carlo Wilson and Rhoda (Jefferson) Wilson and had lived most of his life in the Valliant area. Carlo served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He married Lottie Caldwell on February 11, 1957 in Hugo, OK. He enjoyed working, hunting, fishing and watching...
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Deb "Sonny" Victor

March 5, 2018

Deb Jones "Sonny" Victor, Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 5, 2018. Sonny was born to Deb Jones, Sr. and Lucy Watson Victor on February 19, 1945. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and an avid OSU fan. He was also a long time educator. A member of the PRCA for many years, Sonny loved being a cowboy. He trained roping horses and shared his passion for roping...
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Joy Fuller

February 16, 2018

Joy May (Tollett) Fuller was born May 24, 1929 in Rufe, OK, the daughter of Harry J. Tollett and Hannah (Foster) Tollett and had lived all of her life in Rufe. Joy May married GV Fuller July 3, 1948 in Rufe, OK. She was a member of the Slim Church of Christ and enjoyed cooking, gardening, planting flowers and watching the birds. Joy May loved more than anything taking care of her family. She was...
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Rylee & Raylee Barnfield

February 14, 2018

Newborn angels Rylee Faye Barnfield and Raylee Maye Barnfield were born and passed into God's arms on February 14, 2018, the daughters of Clayton and Sarah Barnfield of Glover. The twins were preceded in death by their grandfathers, Steve Pate and Edward E. Masters and a great grandmother, Dorothy Hyland. Survivors include: their parents, Clayton and Sarah Barnfield of Glover, OK; three...
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Thomas "Tom" Brents

February 6, 2018

Thomas Alan Brents was born August 11, 1946 in Hugo, Oklahoma and had lived in Valliant since 1972. Tom married Beverly Meadows on December 20, 1969 in Sawyer, OK. He served in the US Army as a combat medic during the Vietnam War and was a proud veteran. He was a member of the KIB and the Masonic Lodge of Wright City, OK. Tom loved spending time with his family and friends and never missed...
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Art Culp

January 24, 2018

Arthur Emory Culp was born February 15, 1945 in Glover, OK the son of Robert Culp and Virginia (Wiggins) Culp and grew up in the Glover area and had lived the last seven years in Powderly. Art was a Staff Sgt. in the U. S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the following during his service: Vietnam Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry...
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Samuel Toney

January 23, 2018

Samuel Wayne Toney was born September 21, 1945 in Little Rock, AR the son of Harvey Brooks Toney and Etta (Mann) Toney and had lived for the past eleven years in Hugo but lived most of his adult life in the Valliant area. Samuel enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include: his sons: John Paul Toney of...
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Mikie Lynn Jordan

January 13, 2018

Mikie Lynn Jordan was born May 23, 1957 in Valliant, OK the son of Tommy Jordan and Ima (Spencer) Jordan-Bingham. Mikie was a 1975 graduate of Fort Towson High School and joined the US Military in 1976. He served his country in the United States Army and retired after twenty years of service. Mikie was a #1 OU fan and loved being around his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his...
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John Goodman

January 3, 2018

John Eldridge Goodman was born December 30, 1936 in Holly Creek, OK the son of Joe William Goodman and Jessie (Young) Goodman. John married Wanda Beverage on May 25, 1973 in Paris, TX and retired from Weyerhaeuser as a plywood supervisor after thirty two years. He loved fishing, hunting, and elk hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Ronnie Brown, eight sisters and four...
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Melvin Gammon

December 26, 2017

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Kristina Duhon Gamble

December 17, 2017

Kristina Diane (Duhon) Gamble was born September 11, 1987 in Port Authur, Texas. Kristina loved her kids, taking pictures and enjoyed traveling abroad. She was a Dallas Cowboy fan. Kristina was a 2006 graduate of Valliant High School and worked as a CNA. Kristina was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Carol Gamble, great grandparents, Ed & Mary Harrison, grandparents: Joe & Dorothy...
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Catherine Bean

November 27, 2017

Catherine (Carter) Bean was born January 21, 1941 in the Mount Zion Community, OK and had lived all of her life in the Garvin area. Catherine loved spending time with her family and helping raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Dan Carter and mother, Myrtle Ann (Hinsley) Carter-Miller, her husband, Arthur Ray Bean, a son-in-law, Forest...
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Edith Powell

November 21, 2017

Edith Ora Mitchell was born in a rural home near Mt. Zion, Oklahoma on January 16, 1923 the daughter of William R. Mitchell and Minnie Lee (Roberts) Mitchell. She could not wait to begin her life in McCurtain County, so she was born several weeks premature. She often told how she was wrapped in a small blanket, placed in a shoebox and kept warm by the wood fired kitchen oven to survive. She...
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Virginia Clark

November 3, 2017

Virginia Clark was born July 19, 1933 in Mt. Zion, OK to Walter Ashlock and Lola Davis. She married Cecil Clark January 29, 1952 and was a lifelong resident of Valliant. Virginia loved to watch her vegetable and flower gardens grow. She enjoyed sewing, watching the neighborhood kids and loved her family. She was always there when someone needed her. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband...
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Mattie Michelle Reddell

November 1, 2017

Mattie Michelle Reddell was born March 19, 1976 in Breckinridge, Texas to Rocky Reddell and Deanie Jo Barnett. Mattie was an artist who enjoyed making jewelry she loved animals (especially horses), kids and The New Hope Church in Quinlan, Texas. Mattie was not afraid of hard work she was an outgoing person who was willing to help anybody. She is preceded in death by her mother Deanie Jo Barnett....
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Frances Hailey

November 1, 2017

Frances Nell (Byrd) Hailey was born September 1, 1931 in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Lester Byrd and Rebecca (Clark) Byrd and had lived in this area most of her life. She worked for Weyerhaeuser grading trees. Frances married David Hailey on July 21, 1949 and divorced many years later but remained friends. She enjoyed gardening (flowers & vegetables), watching the western channel,...
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Eva Clark

October 29, 2017

Eva Mae (Cockerham) Clark was born September 19, 1926 in Avery, Texas the daughter of Tom Henry Cockerham and Virgie (Ricketts) Cockerham. Eva enjoyed her family and her life was caring for other people. Eva was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, Lewis Edward Summers in 1972 and Andy Clark in 1999. She was also preceded in death by four sons: Lewis Allen Summers, Landreth...
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Lowren Zurfluh

October 28, 2017

Lowren David Zurfluh 71 of Baldwin Trail, Ok passed away on Oct. 28th, 2017 at Paris TX Regional hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. Lowren was born on October 7th, 1946 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to John and Vera (Piper) Zurfluh. Lowren grew up in Nekoosa, WI. Lowren was a member of the Construction Workers Union, he loved to hunt coon and deer, be in the outdoors, shoot pool, cook,...
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Mable Louise Baldwin

October 26, 2017

Funeral services for Mable Louise Baldwin will be 10:00 A.M. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Old Burwell Church of Christ, Ringold, OK with Bro. Jimmy Staggs and Bro. Bo Dale officiating. Burial will follow at the Old Ringold Cemetery. Louise passed away on October 26, 2017 at her home in Ringold at the age of 96. Family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 P. M. on Sunday, October 29,...
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Billy Mack Funderburk

October 25, 2017

Billy Mack Funderburk was born November 1, 1934 in Davenport, Texas the son of Archie Funderburk and Susie (Scott) Funderburk. Bill grew up farming & ranching and riding his horse "Warrior". He was a hard worker and worked in drywall most of his life. He married Nancy Lee (Lucas) Mussett on November 24, 1999 in Swink, OK. He loved the outdoor life, bird watching, especially eagles, hunting...
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Stephanie Woods

October 11, 2017

Stephanie Diane Woods was born December 30, 1971 in Shreveport, LA, to Lewis Ray Mitchell and Willie Mae Holland. Stephanie married Mark Woods August 17, 1989 in Hugo, OK. Stephanie loved reading the Bible, painting SEO Rocks, fishing and hunting, She loved life. She worked many years at Ringold Cafe and sold Avon. Stephanie is preceded in death by her father Lewis Ray Mitchell. Survivors...
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Travis Cunningham

October 5, 2017

Travis Kyle Cunningham was born October 7, 1991 in Antlers, OK the son of Gary "Bozo" Cunningham and Deanna (Allensworth) Jewell and had lived in the Rufe area all of his life. He was a graduate of Valliant High School in 2010 and at the same time graduated from welding school. Travis enjoyed hunting and fishing, welding and riding four wheelers. He loved visiting with family and friends...
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Verna Adams

September 27, 2017

Verna D. (Shepherd) Adams was born September 10, 1963 in DeQueen, AR the daughter of Bobby Gene Shepherd and Catherine (Johnson) Shepherd and had lived most of her life in the Hugo and Wright City areas. Verna loved sitting on her front porch, spending time with her grandchildren and visiting with family and friends. Verna was preceded in death by her father, a brother Bobby DeWayne Shepherd and...
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Betty Glover Euers

September 16, 2017

Betty Pearl Glover was born July 19, 1950 in Hugo, OK the daughter of Archie Glover and Anabell (Griffin) Glover and had lived most of her life in the Valliant area. Betty was a graduate of Valliant High School Class of 1968. She loved watching TV, being on the internet and spending time with her grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Kenneth Ray Glover and her...
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Anthony Perrin

October 12, 1945 - September 13, 2017

Anthony Mitchell Perrin was born October 12, 1945 in Long Beach, CA to Drumon M. Perrin and Leta Elizabeth (Crawford) Perrin. .Mitchell worked most of his life as a heavy equipment operator at the Wright City Lumber Mill. He loved to go trail riding on his horse Cochise. He also loved deer hunting, riding his motorcycle and spending time with family and friends. Anthony is preceded in death...
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Steve Tidmore

August 26, 2017

Steve Edward Tidmore was born April 30, 1958 in San Diego, CA to William Cecil Tidmore and Ruby Fern (Stout) Tidmore. Steve spent most of his life in the Valliant area as a bricklayer and he had also worked in the log woods. He enjoyed spending time fishing, cooking, gardening and working around the yard. Steve is preceded in death by his father and two brothers William 'Bill' Tidmore and Alfred...
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Emogene Armstrong

August 26, 2017

Mabel "Emogene" Armstrong was born January 25, 1928 in Slim, OK the daughter of Elmo Honeywell and Dean (Scarborough) Honeywell. Emogene married Foy Armstrong on October 28, 1943 in Hugo, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Foy Armstrong, sister, Marjo (Christie) Davis and brother Robert Honeywell. Survivors include: sons, Foy Dewayne "Red" Armstrong of Millerton,...
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Gary 'D.D." Guest

August 26, 2017

Gary "DD" Guest was born May 31, 1953 in Hugo, OK the son of Henry "Boots" Guest and Mellie (Webster) Guest and had lived in this area all of his life. D. D. married the love of his life Mary Hall on August 24, 1973 at the 1st Baptist Church in Valliant, OK. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Valliant, OK. He was a star athlete and received a scholarship to play baseball. He...
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Marty Songer

January 5, 1948 - August 2, 2017

Marty Raymond Songer was born October 22, 1963 in Idabel, OK the son of Raymond Lee Songer and Dorothy Faye (Altenbaumer) Songer. He loved his Church, Felker Freewill Baptist, and his Church family. Marty liked to hunt, fish and considered himself an expert at both. He also hunted arrowheads and loved gardening. Martys' tomatoes and squash were always requested at the farmers' market. His...
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Judy Cunningham

July 22, 1953 - July 27, 2017

Judy Ann (Tonihka) Cunningham was born July 22, 1953 in Talihina, OK the daughter of Jessie Allen Tonihka, Sr. and Anna Mae (Ott) Tonihka. She departed this life on July 27, 2017 at the age of 64 years and 5 days. Judy grew up in Idabel, OK and lived in the Tulsa area for forty three years and lived this past year in Rufe, OK. Judy attended the Corner Stone Freewill Baptist Church. She...
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Greg Dagenhart

July 21, 2017

Gregory Glen Dagenhart, 55 of Valliant passed away at his home on July 21, 2017. Greg was born December 21, 1961 in McNary, Arizona to Glen Dagenhart and Bobbie Hamrick. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, J. W. and Mary Dagenhart, maternal grandparents Buddy and Clauda McDaniel, his father Glen Dagenhart and a brother Tommy Dagenhart. He lived most of his life in Valliant,...
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Brenda Highfill

July 20, 2017

Brenda Louise Highfill was born June 24, 1944 the daughter of Homer Highfill and Gertie (Gasway) Highfill. Brenda loved watching Elvis movies and any magazine that had Elvis in it. She also liked TV guides. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Edward Earl Highfill, Carolyn Highfill, Ruby Carter, Ricky Highfill, Vicky Highfill and Wanda Highfill. Survivors include: a sister,...
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Arley Provence

July 12, 2017

Arley Provence was born March 18, 1946 in Wright City, OK the son of Leslie Provence and Louise (Dickerson) Provence and had lived all of his life in the Rufe area. Arley married Marie Throne on November 30, 2001 in DeQueen, AR. He was a member of the Rufe Baptist Church and loved coyote hunting, deer hunting and fishing. Arley was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Jimmy Provence,...
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Claud Sharp

July 11, 2017

Claud S. Sharp was born March 23, 1922 in Horatio, AR the son of George Washington Sharp and Zadie (Simmons) Sharp and lived in the Garvin community all of his life. He served in the US Army during War II in the 222nd Anti Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion and the Pacific Campaign. Claud also worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) . He married Anna Marie Adams on December 8, 1951...
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William "Bill" Clark

July 8, 2017

William "Bill" Ernest Clark was born January 19, 1944 in Auburn, NY the son of Edward John Clark and Anna (Sweeney) Clark and had lived in the community since 1993. Bill retired from the United States Army and had served four years in the Vietnam War. He also retired from the State of California as a corrections officer. He married Jerlene "Jeri" Andrews on September 17, 1970 in Monterey...
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Jackie Jacobs

April 30, 1944 - July 2, 2017

Jackie Lou Jacobs, age 73, was born April 30, 1944 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of Wayne "Jack" Barnett and Geraldine "Dean" Dunham Barnett. She went to heaven to be with the love of her life, Jimm Jacobs, whom she married on September 21, 1984 in Paris, TX. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Kayla Henry. Jackie graduated from Wright City High...
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James J. Roberts

June 24, 2017

James J. Roberts was born November 25, 1947 in Selma, CA, the son of Hubert Elvin Roberts and Ludie Mae (Williamson) Roberts. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth Roberts, George Roberts and Hubert Alvin Roberts and a special niece, Melinda Roberts Sharp. James married Sandra Reeves on December 23, 1966 in Hugo, OK. He worked for Weyerhaeuser in...
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Mary Ann SISSY McClure

June 11, 2017

Mary Ann "Sissy" McClure was born January 10, 1958 in Fitzgerald, GA, the daughter of Ned Griffith and Evelyn Geraldine (Neighbours) Griffith. Mary married Jacky Dean McClure on August 10, 1979 in Idabel, OK. Where do you begin when it comes to someone as Sissy. There is no easy way about this, but to hold on to and cherish the memories we had with her. Mary enjoyed outdoors, traveling,...
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Odell Blackard

June 7, 2017

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Odell Blackard, 98 years old and the last of his generation, went home to his Heavenly family. He was born on April 13, 1919. He loved the Lord, his Church, his family, his friends and his life in Valliant, OK. Odell started school in the Watermill Community and graduated from Valliant High in 1937. He then played football and graduated from Eastern Oklahoma State...
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Ethel Rowan

May 26, 2017

Ethel Rae (Phillips) Rowan was born February 21, 1925 in Hannah, OK the daughter of Tommie Lee Phillips and Julie (Jackson) Phillips and had lived in the Wright City area since the 1940s. Ethel married Samuel Ray Rowan on November 22, 1941 in Castle, OK. She started working at the Dierk's Company Store in the 1960s and had worked over 25 years at the EZ Mart in Wright City, OK. She loved...
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Donald "Blackie" Starnes

May 23, 2017

Donald Ray "Blackie" Starnes was born January 21, 1930 in Jermyn, TX the son of Doyle Ray Starnes and Leona Mae (Manley) Starnes. Blackie was raised in Bryson, TX and raised his family in Monahans, TX to pursue the oil field from 1954 – 1991. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and had lived in the Valliant area for over 25 years. He married Marvene Baird on July 6, 1954. ...
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Albert Swink

May 20, 2017

Albert Lester Swink was born April 7, 1922 in Swink, OK the son of Jourdan Swink and Sally (Powers) Swink. Albert was a successful businessman, inventor and entrepreneur. He served in WWII and became a Mason at the age of 21. He also served for many years on the Industrial Board, Water Board and the Swink School Board. His most notable was his involvement and dedication to the Swink School. ...
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Dorothy Tatum Halley

May 18, 2017

Dorothy Faye (Tatum) Halley was born January 28, 1941 in Valliant, OK the daughter of Rube Tatum and Agnes R. (Walker) Tatum. Dorothy married Bill Halley in the summer of 2000. Dorothy was preceded in death by: her mother Agnes Tatum and her father Rube Tatum, a son, Billy Scott on June 1, 2007, and siblings: Billy Tatum, Robbie "Dickie" Tatum, Bobby Tatum (infant), Dewey Dixon, Alfred...
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William Crawford Chrisman

May 4, 2017

William Crawford Chrisman was born October 20, 1922 in Britton, Texas the son of William Henry Chrisman and Lorenda (Crawford) Chrisman and had lived in this area since 1929. Crawford served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He married Carrie Lee Piearcy on March 29, 1947 in Hugo, OK. When he was younger he liked to hunt and fish. Crawford loved raising cattle and working on his ranch and he...
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Bobby Setzer

April 30, 2017

Bobby Jay Setzer, age 79, was born December 16, 1937 in Valliant, OK the son of J. W. Setzer and Pauline (Hall) Setzer and had lived in the Valliant area for over 45 years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bobby was a member of the Valliant & Idabel Chamber of Commerce, Valliant Alumni, Boy Scouts of America Board, Oklahoma Public Employee Association, President of McCurtain...
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Kenneth Roberts

April 21, 2017

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

April 20, 2017

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

April 15, 2017

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

April 11, 2017

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

December 19, 1935 - March 21, 2017

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

March 20, 2017

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

March 19, 2017

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

March 18, 2017

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James Fitzgerald

March 10, 2017

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

March 4, 2017

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

March 2, 2017

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

February 27, 2017

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

September 30, 1958 - February 12, 2017

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

February 8, 2017

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

February 5, 2017

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

January 18, 2017

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

January 15, 2017

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

January 2, 2017

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

January 1, 2017

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

December 31, 2016

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

December 18, 2016

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

December 17, 2016

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

December 16, 2016

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

December 6, 2016

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

December 4, 2016

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

December 2, 2016

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

November 28, 2016

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

November 22, 2016

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

November 8, 2016

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

November 8, 2016

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

November 1, 1921 - November 2, 2016

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

October 29, 2016

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

October 25, 2016

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

October 23, 2016

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

October 19, 2016

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

October 10, 2016

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

October 10, 2016

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

October 6, 2016

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

October 4, 2016

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

September 30, 2016

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

September 29, 2016

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

September 22, 2016

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