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Winford W. R. or Buddy Murray

September 22, 2016

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

September 19, 2016

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

September 4, 2016

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

December 26, 1955 - September 3, 2016

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

August 26, 2016

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

August 10, 2016

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

July 16, 2016

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

July 13, 2016

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

July 22, 1921 - July 4, 2016

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

July 1, 2016

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

June 22, 2016

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

June 19, 2016

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

June 15, 2016

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

June 8, 2016

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

June 7, 2016

Pending obituary ~ Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
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Eddie Tacker

May 18, 2016

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

May 16, 2016

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

May 8, 2016

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

April 10, 2016

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

April 3, 2016

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

April 3, 2016

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

March 25, 2016

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

March 24, 2016

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

March 17, 2016

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

March 1, 2016

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

February 20, 2016

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

April 4, 1965 - February 18, 2016

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

February 16, 2016

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

February 14, 2016

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

February 8, 2016

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

February 8, 2016

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

January 30, 2016

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

January 29, 2016

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

January 13, 2016

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

January 7, 2016

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

January 4, 2016

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

December 30, 2015

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

December 28, 2015

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

December 24, 2015

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

December 24, 2015

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

December 19, 2015

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

December 14, 2015

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

December 6, 2015

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

December 6, 2015

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

December 2, 2015

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

December 1, 2015

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

November 17, 2015

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

November 14, 2015

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

November 10, 2015

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

October 19, 2015

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

October 16, 2015

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

October 15, 2015

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

October 15, 2015

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

October 12, 2015

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

September 25, 2015

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

September 13, 2015

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

September 12, 2015

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

September 8, 2015

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

August 25, 2015

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