|December 3, 2000
Sidney Evans Hasenmyer
GRANDFIELD — Graveside service for Sidney Evans Hasenmyer, 74, Grandfield,
will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery with Dwight Parker,
minister, Grandfield Church of Christ, and his grandson, Mark Hasenmyer,
minister, Primitive Baptist Church, Wylie, Texas, officiating.
Mr. Hasenmyer died Thursday in Lawton.
Arrangements are by Gray Funeral Home, Grandfield.
He was born June 1, 1926, in Grandfield to Sidney Oral and Euela Mae
Kidd Hasenmyer. His father died when he was an infant. His mother later
married William Murray Bryan. He attended school at Pleasant Valley Country
School for eight years. He graduated from Grandfield High School in 1944.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day after graduation and served in World
War II. He married Marvina Witt on Sept. 30, 1944, in San Diego. After
serving two years in the Navy, he owned Sid’s Grocery for 32 years. He
was a member of Grandfield Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons: Sidney Orel, Duncan;
and David Michael, Grandfield; a daughter, Carol Sue Hibbs, Wichita Falls,
Texas; a brother, Kenneth Bryan, Grandfield; an aunt, Ruth Hasenmyer, Grandfield;
seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton Home in Tipton.
Bernard R. Browning
Graveside service for Bernard R. Browning, 81, Lawton, will be at 11
a.m. Monday at Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Gardens with
Harley Davidson officiating.
Mr. Browning died Thursday in Lawton.
Arrangements are by Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service.
He was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Newport, Ark., to Van and Leona Reeves
Browning. He married Modeen Allen Browning on Sept. 21, 1940, in Indiahoma.
He was a retired professional soldier. Upon his retirement he established
Browning’s Body Shop.
Survivors include a son, Lendall Browning, Lawton; a daughter, Bernie
Forlenzo, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; two brothers: Elvin Browning, Mountain
Park; Jo Browning, Alamagordo, N.M.; a grandchild, Terri Cameron, Valencia,
Calif.; two great-grandchildren: Lindsey and Kyle Cameron, Valencia.
Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
TRION, Ga. — Word has been received of the death of Monroe Bruce, 78,
Trion, Ga. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mason Funeral Home Memorial
Chapel, Summerville, Ga. Mr. Bruce died Thursday. Burial with military
honors will be at West Hill Cemetery, Summerville. Survivors include three
sons: James M. Bruce, Lawton; Randall Bruce, Memphis, Tenn.; and Ricky
Bruce, Chesapeake, Va.; four daughters: Janice Bruce Cory, Henegar, Ala.;
Deborah Lail Brocato, Rome, Ga.; Vickie Lail Gilreath, Trion; and Janie
Lail Smith, Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Mae Lipham, LaFayette, Ga.; two brothers:
Sid Bruce, Columbus, Ga.; and Luke Bruce, Trion; 18 grandchildren; and
Funeral for retired Master Sgt. J.D. Webster, 79, Lawton, is pending
with Becker Funeral Home.
He died Thursday at a local hospital.
December 14, 2000
Dollie Etta Kuepker
Funeral for Dollie Etta Kuepker, 97, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday
at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David McCracken, pastor,
New Life Assembly of God, Cache, officiating. Mrs. Kuepker died Tuesday
at a local care center. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
She was born Nov. 7, 1903, in Faxon. She married Herman B. Kuepker
on June 20, 1921, in Cache. He died Dec. 10, 1960.
Survivors include a son, Maurice Kuepker, Winfield, Kan.; three daughters:
Jo Jean Hendrix, Mount Pleasant, Texas; La Dayne White, Hastings; Benny
Brooks-Fontenot, Lawton; four brothers; a sister; 14 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a son, Billy Joe Kuepker.
Johnnie William Yancey
BLAIR — Funeral for Johnnie William Yancey, 80, Blair, will be at 10
a.m. Thursday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Mitchell
officiating. Mr. Yancey died Sunday in Altus. Burial will be at Blair Cemetery.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife,
Willie, of the home; five children: Floranna Bartell, Midwest City; Johanna
Cody, Davenport; Billie Decker, Blair; Lorene London, Wagoner; and Jim
Robinson, McLoud; 15 grandchildren; 29 stepgreat-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren;
and several nieces, nephews and friends.
George William Powell
Memorial service for George William Powell, 59, Lawton, will be at
7 p.m. Thursday at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Antwine,
minister, Carriage Hills Christian Church, officiating. Mr. Powell died
Sunday at a local hospital.
He was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Troy, Kan., to Clyde M. and Opal M. Belcher
Powell. He grew up in California and joined the Navy. He was a mechanic
and truck driver for many years. He married Iris Badgett on Aug. 29, 1961,
in Parker, Ariz. They moved to Lawton in 1989.
His family members include his wife, of the home; his mother, Opal
M. Powell, Victorville, Calif.; five daughters and sons-in-law: Kim and
Joe Grossman, Karrie and Chris Tienter, Donna and Dean Martin, Deanna and
Michael Smith and Georgie and Andy and Georgie Kutz, all of Lawton; nine
grandchildren: Joeseph, Eric, Scott, Andrew, Blayne, Devin, D.J., Andrea
and Jenna; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Jeff and Toni Powell and
Clyde "Merl" and Debbie Powell, all of California; and Steve and Tonya
Powell, Utah, two sisters and brothers-in-law: Donna and Chester Gilliatt,
California; Jeannie and Bill Malphurs, Florida; and numerous nieces and
INDIAHOMA — Funeral for John Boxberger, 83, Indiahoma, is pending with
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Mr. Boxberger died Monday at a local hospital.
John T. Roberts
Funeral for retired Sgt. 1st Class John T. Roberts Jr., 86, Lawton,
is pending with Becker Funeral Home. Sgt. Roberts died Tuesday at a local
Funeral for Antonia Ybarra, 79, Lawton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday
at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. James D.M. Stafford,
pastor, officiating. Mrs. Ybarra died Saturday at a local hospital. Rosary
will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Becker Funeral Home Chapel with Bill
Adamson, deacon, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, officiating. Burial
will be at Highland Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 16, 1921, in San Benito, Texas. She moved to Lawton
in 1933. She married Manuel Marshall Ybarra on March 31, 1940, in Lawton.
He died Feb. 4, 1987. She was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Sacrament
Survivors include three daughters: Ernestine Phelps and her husband
Phillip, Hooks, Texas; Cecilia Edwards and her husband David, Mansfield,
Ohio; and Dolores Ybarra, Lucas, Ohio; a son, Manuel Ybarra and his wife,
Elaine, Duncan; four grandchildren: Mark Ybarra, Dale Edwards, and Michael
and Anthony Phelps; two great-grandchildren: Zachary and Jonathan Phelps;
her special friends: Luis and Jennie Ramos, Lawton; and many nieces and
Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church,
12 SW 7th, Lawton 73501. She was preceded in death by a brother, Cresencio
D. Arce; and a sister, Dolores Valdez.
William A. ‘Bill’ Chandler
Funeral for William A. "Bill" Chandler, 86, Lawton, is pending with
Becker Funeral Home. Mr. Chandler died Tuesday at a local hospital.
Funeral for Debbie Hillary, 41, Lawton, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston
Funeral Service. Ms. Hillary died Tuesday in Lawton.
April 9, 2001
Henry G. Sexton
Word has been received of the death of Henry G. Sexton, 72, Tampa,
Fla. A memorial service was Wednesday. Mr. Sexton died Monday in Lutz,
Fla. Survivors include five sons: Carl, Keith and Steven, all of Washington;
and Jason and Curtis, both of Tampa; two daughters: Debra Bird and Cheryl
Pitts, both of Washington; several grandchildren; and two sisters: Dorothy
Lammers, Lawton; and Inez Albano, Tampa.
Michael J. Wright
ALTUS — Funeral for Michael J. Wright, 48, Altus, is pending with Kincannon
Mr. Wright died Friday at an Altus hospital.
GRANDFIELD — Funeral for Raymond Watson, 90, Grandfield, is pending
with Gray Funeral Home, Grandfield.
Mr. Watson died Friday at a Lawton hospital.
June E. Martin
Funeral for June E. Martin, 80, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
Lakeview Chapel in Wichita, Kan.
Mrs. Martin died Friday at a local nursing home following a brief illness.
Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Local arrangements are under direction
of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Sedan, Kan., and was the middle child
of Elisabeth Darbo and Edwin Conner. She graduated from Sedan High School
in 1939, and married Elred Martin on Oct. 8, 1941. He died in 1967. They
moved to Wichita at the end of World War II. She married Louis Orchid in
1971 and he died in 1982. Mrs. Martin was a member and past president of
the Social Order of Beauceant, Wichita Assembly No. 8, for more than 50
years. She was a member and leader of St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Wichita
since its founding. She moved to Lawton to be near her son and family in
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Gaila Martin,
Lawton; a grandson, Bradley Martin and his wife, LaDonna, Norman; and a
granddaughter, Dawn Martin-Tull, Oklahoma City.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Presbyterian Church,
1800 S. Washington, Wichita, Kan. 67211.
Alvin D. McKasson
Funeral for Alvin D. McKasson, 89, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Monday
at Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Robert officiating.
Mr. McKasson died Friday.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Watonga, to Sarah and Albert McKasson.
He married Evelyn Carter in Oklahoma City on Nov. 8, 1941. He was a corporal
in the Army and a World War II veteran. He lived in Lawton since 1944.
Mr. McKasson was a foreman for Universal Atlas Cement Co., for 14 years,
and also was employed for many years as production manager/foreman at the
local 7-Up bottling company.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, A. Dee McKasson and
his wife, Diann, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Betty McKasson-Brown and her
husband, Stephen, Lawton; a sister, Frances Hinkley, Wichita, Kan.; two
granddaughters: Lisa Seright, Weatherford, and Katie Estep, Lawton; three
grandsons: Justin McKasson, Wesley McKasson and Michael McKasson, all of
Oklahoma City; and a great-grandson, Austin Seright, Weatherford.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Don McKasson, and his parents.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.
James H. Killian
MUSKOGEE — Graveside service for James H. Killian, 74, Muskogee, will
be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Gibson National Cemetery under direction
of Bradley Funeral Service.
Mr. Killian died Friday.
He was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Lawton, where he grew up. He worked for
ranches in Oklahoma and Texas and served in the Navy in World War II. Following
his discharge in 1946, he worked as a produce manager for Humpty-Dumpty
Supermarkets across Oklahoma.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye, in 1996.
GRANDFIELD — Funeral for Minrosa Miracle, 80, Grandfield, is pending
with Gray Funeral Home, Grandfield.
She died Saturday in Duncan.
Thurman ‘Bud’ H. Smith
Funeral for Thurman "Bud" Haskel Smith, 80, Lawton, is pending with
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Mr. Smith died Saturday at a local hospital.
WALTERS — Funeral for Sam Vantine, 85, Walters, will be at 2 p.m. Monday
at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, with the Rev. Tony Nickel officiating.
Mr. Vantine died Friday in Walters.
Burial will be at Temple Cemetery.
He was born east of Temple on Nov. 22, 1915, to Quincy and Josephine
Belyeu Vantine. He married Jessie Langford on Sept. 14, 1940, at Walters.
They made their home at Temple for a time and then began traveling where
there was work. They eventually settled in Lawton. Mr. Vantine worked in
field maintenance at Fort Sill for 20 years. They moved to Walters in 1984.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Larry Richard Vantine
and his wife, Cheryl, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Barbara Parr and her
husband, Monte Jackson, Walters; a brother, Odis Vantine, Sterling; and
four grandchildren: Stacy Middleton and her husband, Herb, Kelly Byrd and
her husband, Andrew, and Richie Vantine, all of North Carolina; and Andrew
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Boyd Vantine.
WALTERS — Funeral for former Cookietown resident Charley Farley, 63,
Houston, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel,
Walters, with Dr. David Self, First Baptist Church, Houston, officiating.
Mr. Farley died Friday in Houston.
Burial will be at Walters Cemetery.
He was born March 19, 1938, in Walters, to Howard and Ruby Wyatt Farley.
He was a construction contractor and lived in Houston since the mid-1980s.
Survivors include his wife, C.J., Houston; a son, Ty Farley and his
wife, JoAlaine, Corinth, Texas; a daughter, Kala Meyer and her husband,
Mike, Austin, Texas; his mother, Ruby Lee Farley, Denton, Texas; a brother,
Wendell Farley, Corinth; and six grandchildren: Taylor and Jordan Farley,
both of Corinth; and Faith, Megan, Austin and Jessica Meyer, all of Austin.
Memorials may be made to Sunshine Kids, 2814 Virginia, Houston, Texas
77098, or Brittany Marie White Foundation, 544 Lake Shore Drive, Denton,
Betty ‘Bennie Ray’ McRae
Funeral for Betty "Bennie Ray" McRae, 66, Lawton, will be at noon Tuesday
at Bethel Church of God in Christ with Elder Hubert Edison officiating.
Mrs. McRae died Tuesday at a local hospital.
Burial will be at Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, under direction of Jefferson
She was born June 6, 1934, at Vernon, Texas, to Sam and Mary Alexander.
She attended Vernon Public Schools and Booker T. Washington High School
in Wichita Falls, Texas. She came to Lawton in 1960 from Wichita Falls.
She married Benjamin McRae. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Shannon, N.C.; four sons: Robert C.
Johnson, Port Arthur, Texas; Marvin E. Humphrey, Lawton; Bennie E. Johnson,
Wichita Falls; and Nicholas C. Edwards, Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister,
Laura Bell Turner, Vernon; 28 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Carroll ‘Cal’ James Warner
Funeral for Carroll "Cal" James Warner, 20, Lawton, will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at Great Plains Coliseum Annex with the Rev. Bill Boles, retired
pastor of Lawton Heights Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
Mr. Warner died Wednesday in Wilburton.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery under direction of Miller’s Mortuary.
He was born Dec. 24, 1980, in Oklahoma City, to Veronica Warner and
Carroll James Miller. He came to Lawton in 1991. He participated in a variety
of sports and played basketball since fourth grade at Taft Elementary School.
He also played for Central Junior High School. At Lawton High School, he
also played football and during the summer months played basketball in
HOOP-LAH games for the Nazarene Church. His many honors and awards included
the Dr. Gibson Award at Central Junior High School and Top CAT and senior
awards at Lawton High School. He was March of Dimes’ most valuable player
in 1994, and most valuable player at Lawton High School in 1997. He was
highly recruited by Eastern Oklahoma State University at Wilburton. He
was a member of Lawton Heights Nazarene Church and was active in Southwest
Oklahoma Nazarene Youth Activities. He attended the Nazarene International
Youth Congress in Canada in 1999, and was a leader and officer of NYI for
several years, participating in Nazarene Youth Fest and SNU extravaganzas.
Survivors include his mother, Veronica Warner-Henderson, Lawton; his
father, Carroll J. Miller, Wichita, Kan.; three brothers: Carl J. Warner,
Duncan, Samari Warner, of the home, and Jeremy Miller, Wichita; three sisters:
Camillia Warner, of the home, and Jessica Miller and Jasmine Miller, both
of Wichita; his stepfather, Mike Calloway, Lawton; his maternal grandmother,
Velma Quinn, Boley; his paternal grandmother, Kittie H. Milas, Oklahoma
City; a special friend, Jamie Smith, Elgin; and numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a stepbrother.