Miscellaneous Comanche County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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June 9, 2000

Lohny Alyce Ray
GERONIMO — Funeral for Lohny Alyce Ray, 20, Geronimo, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lawton First Assembly of God with the Rev. Herschel R. Lindsey, Baptist minister, Lawton, officiating. Ms. Ray was found dead Dec. 21, 1999, southeast of Geronimo. Burial will be at Cache Cemetery under the direction of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 4, 1978, in Lawton. She graduated from Geronimo High School. During high school she was treasurer of the Science and Math Club and an advertiser in the Native American Club. She was active in basketball, softball, cheerleading, FFA and various other organizations. She was employed as a telemarketer. She attended Geronimo First Baptist Church and was a member of the Choctaw Tribe.
Survivors include her daughter, Devin Alyce Ray, Geronimo; her mother, Robin Hinson, Geronimo; her stepfather, John Hinson, Lawton; a brother, Ross Pilkington, Lawton; a stepsister and brother-in-law: Cammie and Jason Brown, Pearland, Texas; her maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather: Jean Ray-Jones and her husband Peter, Geronimo; her maternal grandfather, James Lee "Trigger" Pipes, Portland, Mich.; an aunt, Virginia Neal and her husband, Bob, Noble; an uncle and aunt, John and Pat Silcock of England; her cousins, John and Beverly Andrews and family, Lawton; and her special friends, Felix and Sylvia Macias, both of Geronimo.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Lonnie Ray; and a great-aunt and great-uncle, Doris and Homer King. Memorial contributions may be made to the Devin Ray Fund, First Southwest Bank, P.O. Box 99, Chattanooga 73528.
 
Ivie ‘State’ Britton
CHICKASHA — Funeral for Ivie "State" Britton, 85, Chickasha, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd Street Christian Church, Chickasha. Burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery under direction of Fletcher-Jefferson Funeral Home, Chickasha. Survivors include four sisters: Dorothy B. Lee, Los Angeles; Beulah Copeland, Chickasha; Dora Owen, Sacremento, Calif.; and Flora Maytubby, Duncan; a brother, Allen Britton Jr., Oklahoma City; and two brothers-in-law: Elisha Copeland, Chickasha; and A.R. Maytubby, Duncan. 
 
Joe D. Cobb
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Graveside service for former Cyril resident Joe D. Cobb, 42, Schaumburg, Ill., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Celestial Gardens Cemetery, Cyril. Mr. Cobb died Tuesday in Illinois after a brief illness. Burial will be under direction of Robbins Funeral Home, Fletcher. Survivors include his parents: Donnie and Pauline Cobb, Cyril; two sisters: Phyllis Bingham, Daytona Beach, Calif.; and Kay Manderscheid, Pensacola, Fla.; two nieces: Morgan and Paige Manderscheid; several aunts and uncles: Marjorie Gaines, Midwest City; Marilyn and Warren Smith, Seattle; Don and Dorothy Heavin and Jack and Doris Reynolds, all of Cyril; Charley and Colleen Whitfield, Duncan; and Frank and Joann Parks, Hillsboro, Tenn.; and several cousins.
 
Oretha Fowler
FREDERICK — Funeral for Oretha Fowler, 84, Frederick, will be at 3 p.m. today at Burkhardt Chapel, Frederick Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Pete Wylie officiating. Mrs. Fowler died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital after a brief illness. Burial will be at Frederick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Jackson Funeral Home.
She was born May 26, 1916, in Milo to W.L. and Gertrude Hayes Karr. She attended school in Milo. She married Charlie W. Fowler on Jan. 21, 1934, in Frederick. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law: Charlett Ripley, Frederick; and Charlene and Joe Cary, Bonham, Texas; a sister, Lula Duke, Vernon, Texas; a sister-in-law, Hattie Fowler, Frederick; four grandchildren: Craig and Cari Ripley, Frederick; Crista and Steve Cherry, Paris, Texas; Renee and Rob Wiggins, Sherman, Texas; and Charlie Joe and Lisa Cary, Bonham, Texas; and six great-grandchildren: Chasen and Chelsey Cherry, Jimmy and Jenna Ripley, Bailey Wiggins and Brooke Cary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Orlanda and Jerry Karr; a sister, Anna Hughes; and a son-in-law, Jimmy Ripley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Burkhardt Cemetery Trust Fund or First United Methodist Church.
 
Jerry Don Landrum
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Funeral for Jerry Don Landrum, 65, Wichita Falls, Texas, is pending with Gish Funeral Home, Frederick. Mr. Landrum died Wednesday in Wichita Falls.
 
Robert Lynn Fletcher
ROSWELL, N.M. — Funeral for former Walters resident Robert Lynn Fletcher, 65, Roswell, N.M., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, with the Rev. Carlton Campbell officiating. Mr. Fletcher died Tuesday in Roswell. Burial will be at Walters Cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Della Fletcher, Walters; three sisters: Mildred Fullen, Joshua, Texas; Thelma Bilbrey, Walters; and Norma Ann Weibel, Branson, Mo.; and three brothers: Carl Fletcher, Temple; Edward Fletcher, Roswell; and Earl Dean Fletcher, Weatherford, Texas.
 
Alvis Ray McClure
DAVIDSON — Funeral for Alvis Ray McClure, Davidson, is pending with Jackson Funeral Home, Frederick. Mr. McClure died Wednesday in a Frederick hospital after a lengthy illness.

August 15, 2000

Bernie Vache
TEMPLE — Funeral for Bernie Vache, 94, Temple, is pending with Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home, Temple. Mrs. Vache died Sunday in Burkburnett, Texas.
 
Charles Henry Sharp
Funeral for Charles Henry Sharp, 57, Lawton, is pending with Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Mr. Sharp died Sunday in a local hospital.

October 14, 2000

J.L. Hensley
ALTUS — Funeral for J.L. Hensley, 73, Altus, will be at 2 p.m. today at Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel, Altus, with Bill Osborne officiating.
Mr. Hensley died Wednesday in Altus.
Burial will be at Centerville Cemetery south of Con-8 Gin in Kiowa County.
He was born July 8, 1927, to John Edward and Susie Mae O’Dell Hensley. He married Myrtle Hals on Nov. 24, 1949, in Vernon, Texas. He worked at the Fairmont/Bordens distributorship for 15 years and was owner/operator of Hensley’s Greenhouse from 1968-97.
Survivors include his wife, Altus; a son, Bobby Hensley, Akron, Ohio; two daughters: Susan Prue and her husband Wayne, Allen, Texas; and Paula Hankins and her husband Mark, Altus; a sister, Leona Williams, Altus; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many friends.
 
S.D. Woods
Funeral for S.D. Woods, 82, Lawton, is pending with Miller’s Mortuary.
Mr. Woods died Thursday at his home after a lengthy illness.

October 20, 2000

George Ead Mathey
SNYDER — Funeral for George Ead Mathey, 93, Snyder, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Snyder First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Adler and Dr. J.D. Ward officiating. Mr. Mathey died Wednesday at an Altus hospital. Burial will be at Mountain Park Cemetery, Mountain Park, under direction of Preston-Leckie Funeral Home, Snyder.
He was born March 13, 1907, in Judayda Marjayoun, Lebanon, to Ead and Sada Mathey. He married Sadie Helen Shadid on July 27, 1947, in Sherman, Texas. He was a longtime grocer in Mountain Park. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law: Eddie and Kathy Mathey; and Albert Mathey, all of Snyder; a daughter, Eddette Mathey, Snyder; and two grandchildren: Chad Eddie Mathey and his wife, Tamla, Roeland, Kan.; and Shawna Mathey, Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two sisters: Foutha Massad and Zahaya Ayesh.
 
Gladys O. Homsey
ALTUS — Graveside service for Gladys O. Homsey, 91, Altus, will be at 11 a.m. today at Altus City Cemetery with Ed Lobaugh officiating. Mrs. Homsey died Tuesday in Altus. Arrangements are by Kincannon Funeral Home, Altus.
She was born June 29, 1909, in Avoca, Texas. She married Cecil Homsey in August 1927 in Olustee. She was a longtime member of Elm and Hudson Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law: Tommy Wayne Homsey and his wife, Thelma, Amarillo, Texas; and Gary Lynn Homsey, Dallas; a daughter, Linda Schwartz, Moore; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
 
Wayne Thorp
ROGERS, Texas — Funeral for former Snyder resident Wayne Thorp, 72, Rogers, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Snyder Church of Christ with C.W. Kidwell officiating. Mr. Thorp died Tuesday in Rogers. Arrangements are by Becker Funeral Home, Snyder. Survivors include his mother, Ollie O. Thorp, Rogers; a sister, Janell Schubert, Rogers; three brothers: Weldon B. Thorp, Albuquerque, N.M.; Eldon C. Thorp, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and James Keith Thorp, Vancleavee, Miss. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Christ, 1102 E St., Snyder 73566.
 
Opal M. Roberts
Funeral for Opal M. Roberts, 97, Lawton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Dr. William F. Watkins, associate pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Mrs. Roberts died Wednesday at a Lawton care center. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born April 15, 1903, in Wetumka to Robert L. and Mattie B. Meadors. She was married to Grover Autry, who died in 1954. She later married Earl A. Roberts Sr., who died in 1992. She grew up in Dustin, where she attended school. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Central State College at Edmond. She had worked in the finance business in Walters and had been a Lawton resident since 1961. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a nephew, Robert L. "Bob" Meadors, Lawton; a niece, Pat Millsap, Lawton; seven great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Manilla Claiborne; and a brother, Lloyd Meadors. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church.
 
Lurena Lewis Allen
Funeral for Lurena Lewis Allen, 92, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Coast, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Allen died Thursday at a local hospital. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born April 29, 1908, in Randlett. She moved to New Mexico in a covered wagon at age 5. She moved to Lawton in 1926 to attend high school, graduating from Lawton High School in 1928. She married Orlo Lewis in 1929 in Lawton. She married Shorty Allen in 1962 in Lawton. She had been a member of Trinity Baptist Church for 20 years. She was a former member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Torbert and her husband Smokey; a son, Orlo Lewis Jr. and his wife, Mary; eight grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 20th and Gore, Lawton 73501.
 
November 9, 2000

Isabel R. ‘Mickey’ Hardeman
Graveside service with military honors for Isabel R. "Mickey" Hardeman, 72, Lawton, will be at 3 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Ms. Hardeman died Sunday at her home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1928, in San Francisco to Fabian P. and Isabella G. Stafford Hardeman. She graduated from St. Mary’s College of Nursing in San Francisco in 1949. She was the charge nurse of pediatrics at Mills Hospital in San Mateo, Calif. She became active duty for the Army Nurse Corps on Jan. 2, 1951, and served until she was honorably discharged on Aug. 31, 1954. She was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver in 1951 and was reassigned to Korea Evac Hospital Puson and Yung Sung PO, 121st Evac, for 18 months. She returned to Fort Eustis, Va., and then again to Fitzsimmons in Denver. 
During her service, she was awarded the UN Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with 4 Battle Stars, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. After her service, she worked at Evelian Hospital; Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif.; Peninsula Hospital in Burlinganne, Calif.; and Southern Memorial Hospital in Ardmore. She then came to Lawton and began working at Southwestern Hospital, where she worked for 24 years, retiring in 1993. She was a registered accredited record technician for medical records from 1977 to 1980. She specialized in pediatrics, intensive and coronary care, post-anesthesia and recovery room. She was the nursing administration supervisor for 27 years. She graduated from Cameron University in 1984. She was a member of New Post Chapel, Fort Sill. 
Survivors include a sister: Patricia Griggs, Harbor City, Calif.; and a special friend, Donna M. Thompson, Lawton. She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Thomas Henry Lacy
CHICKASHA — Funeral for former Lawton resident Thomas Henry Lacy, 71, Chickasha, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McRay Funeral Home Chapel, Chickasha, with his son, Thomas Haskell Lacy, officiating. Mr. Lacy died Monday at his home. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery, Lawton, under direction of McRay Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Corinne Lacy, Chickasha; four sons: Thomas Lacy, Duncan; Bill Lacy, Cement; Kenneth Lacy, Kansas; and Randy Lacy, Chickasha; a daughter: Lena Martin, Chickasha; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 
Jerry Luffman
Graveside service for Jerry Luffman, 40, Lawton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald D. Green officiating. Mr. Luffman died Monday in Lawton. Arrangements are by Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service.
He was born July 3, 1960, in Tulsa to Hazel E. Raby and Dois Hicks. He was a retail salesperson. Survivors include his father, Tulsa; his mother, Abilene, Texas; two brothers: Will Hensley, Bethel; and Tex Lynn Hicks; and a sister, Bonnie Whittenberg, Lawton.
 
Sylvia Elizabeth Matthew
TULSA — Graveside service for former Lawton resident Sylvia Elizabeth Matthew, 87, Tulsa, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Walters Cemetery, Walters. Mrs. Matthew died Friday in Tulsa. Memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa. Arrrangements are by Fitzgerald Funeral Service, Tulsa. Survivors include a son: John Murdoch Matthew, New York City; a niece, Carla Thompson Lund, Tulsa; her former daughter-in-law, Antonia Matthew, Bloomington, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
 
Helen L. Carpenter
Funeral for Helen L. Carpenter, 50, Lawton, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. Mrs. Carpenter died Sunday at a local hospital. 
 
Joy Lindsey
GRANDFIELD — Funeral for Joy Lindsey, 77, Grandfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grandfield First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Burch and Lamoin Champ officiating. Mrs. Lindsey died Tuesday in Grandfield. Burial will be at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under direction of Gray Funeral Home, Grandfield.
She was born May 3, 1923, in Grandfield to Robert and Delia Faust Hammond. She attended Grandfield Schools. She married Harold Lindsey on June 15, 1940, in Grandfield. She was a homemaker and a member of Grandfield First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Harold D. Jr., Wichita Falls, Texas; Jimmy L., Burkburnett; and Ronnie N., Grandfield; a daughter, Jan Holtzen, Burkburnett; a brother, Jimmy Hammond, Joshua, Texas; a sister, Mildred Bray, Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter Hammond, on Feb. 18, 2000. 
 
Bessie Avehart
SNYDER — Funeral for Bessie Avehart, 90, Snyder, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Snyder, with the Rev. Maurice Ford, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Avehart died Saturday at a Snyder care center. Burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, under direction of Becker Funeral Home of Snyder.
She was born March 8, 1910, in Texas. She married K.D. Avehart on March 17, 1966, in Altus. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
 
Anna B. Stevenson
Funeral for Anna B. Stevenson, 78, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Atwine, minister, Carriage Hills Christian Church, officiating. Mrs. Stevenson died Monday at a local care facility. Burial will be at Post Cemetery, Fort Sill.
She was born March 4, 1922, in Apache to William and Pearl Todd Houston. She grew up, attended and graduated from school in Bradley. She married Homer Stevenson on Sept. 6, 1941, in Chickasha. She worked for Dixie Clothing Store for two years and worked in civil service at Fort Sill for many years. She was Howell School PTA historian from 1972-76 and received a blue ribbon for her scrapbook in 1976.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Gary Len Stevenson, Sapulpa; a daughter, Georgiana Rhodes, Goshen, Ind.; a sister, Jessie Faye Perdue, Tulsa; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lawton Area, P.O. Box 2074, Lawton 73502.
 
Sherry Caster
CARNEGIE — Funeral for Sherry Caster, 56, Carnegie, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carnegie United Methodist Church. Mrs. Caster died Monday in Oklahoma City. Burial will be at Carnegie Cemetery under direction of Pitcher-Hackney Funeral Home, Carnegie.
She was born May 28, 1944, in Oklahoma City. Survivors include her husband, James Caster; and two daughters: Vickie Eldridge, Haltom City, Texas; and Tammy Walker, Arcata, Calif.


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