|Joe Morgan Pruitt
Longtime Duncan resident Joe Morgan Pruitt, 82, 1408 Hickory, died
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, in Duncan Regional Hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Phil Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery.
Mr. Pruitt was born on April 29, 1914, in Dermott, Texas, to the late
Joe M. and Callie (Morgan) Pruitt. He married Martha Ann McCormick on Oct.
26, 1945, in Duncan. He worked for Halliburton Services for 43 years, retiring
in 1979. While working with Halliburton, he worked in England, Venezuela,
Colombia, Cuba, Lybia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. He was a member of Duncan
Masonic Lodge and First Christian Church.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter and son-in-law,
Gail and Jim Taylor of Oklahoma City; a brother, Wayne Pruitt of Murfreesboro,
Ark.; a sister-in-law, Ethel Quinn of Duncan; and a granddaughter, Emily
Morgan Taylor of Oklahoma City.
Bearers will be Tony Link, Jim Taylor, John McCormick, Jim McCord and
Lawona Joy Cox
MARLOW - Lawona Joy Cox, 57, of Marlow passed from this life Monday,
Jan. 13, 1997, in Duncan Regional Hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hennepin Pentecostal Church.
Burial will be in Hennepin Cemetery under the direction of Milburn Funeral
Home in Ratliff City.
Ms. Cox was born on March 20, 1939, in Hennepin to Melvin and Myrtle
Casey. She had been a resident of Hennepin most of her life.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Teddy and Allison
Cox of Bray and Mike Cox of Marlow; her mother, Myrtle Casey of Marlow;
a brother, Pete Thompson of Ardmore; and three grandsons, Jeff, T.J. and
Bearers will be Larry Casey, Terry Casey, Ricky Bowman, Charlie Horton,
Tony Pickett and Chris Perkins.
Reba Gaye Johnson
KILGORE, Texas - Former Duncan resident Reba Gaye Johnson, 47, of Kilgore
died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, in Longview Regional Hospital in Longview,
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel
with Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery.
The family will meet at 1314 N. 21st.
Mrs. Johnson was born on April 22, 1949, in Duncan to Inez Pearl (Jennings)
Williamson of Duncan and the late Marvin Lee Williamson. She married Alford
R. Johnson on Nov. 13, 1963, in Henrietta, Texas. She was a sales manager
for a retail store and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Jesse Ray Johnson
and James Alford Johnson, both of Kilgore; two daughters, Yvette Juanita
Crote and Crystal Lee Johnson, both of Victoria, Texas; two brothers, Alvin
Lee Williamson and Jerry D. Williamson, both of Duncan; two sisters, Patsy
Ann Renfro and Janie May Renfro, both of Duncan; seven grandchildren; and
numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Juanita Johnson.
Bearers will be nephews.
Delma Marie Sparks
Delma Marie Sparks, 83, of Duncan passed on to be with God on Tuesday,
Jan. 14, 1997, in Country Club Care nursing home, where she had resided
for the past three years.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Greg Cranfield, pastor of Duncan Christian Fellowship, officiating.
Burial will be in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Chickasha.
The family will meet at 2817 Timber Ridge Drive in Duncan.
Mrs. Sparks was born on April 4, 1913, in Mountain Home, Ark., to W.H.
"Bill" and Flora (Payne) Owens. She moved with her family to Konawa in
1919. On Sept. 2, 1928, she married Barney Franklin Sparks in Konawa.
During their 65 years of marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Sparks lived in Konawa,
Ada, Ahloso, Chickasha and Blanchard. They chose Duncan to spend their
retirement years, and in 1983 moved to 1402 N. 18th.
Mr. and Mrs. Sparks owned and operated the Shannon Springs Concession
Stand and the concession at Lake Chickasha for many years before moving
to Blanchard. In Blanchard, Mr. Sparks devoted full time to Woodmen of
the World Insurance Co. until their move to Duncan.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and R.E. Seay
of Duncan and Helen and Lelan K. Martin of Chickasha; a brother, Henry
Owens of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sparks was preceded in death by her husband who died on Nov. 24,
1993; a son, Paul Edward Sparks in 1957; her parents; two brothers and
Bearers will be grandsons.
RUSH SPRINGS - Service for Dora Jones, 93, of Rush Springs, who died
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, in Duncan Regional Hospital, will be at 2 p.m.
Thursday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel in Rush Springs with burial
in Rush Springs Cemetery.
Eva Lynn Allen
EDMOND - Eva Lynn Allen, 88, of Edmond passed away Sunday, Jan. 12,
1997, in Edmond.
Graveside service, under the direction of Baggerley Funeral Homes in
Edmond, was to have been at 2 this afternoon in Mount Hope Cemetery in
Webb City, Mo.
A memorial service will be held in Highland Park Baptist Church in
Duncan, with date and time to be announced.
Mrs. Allen was born on Feb. 12, 1908, in Webb City to Landis F. and
Rose O. (Thomas) Cunningham. She was married to Peter G. Allen who preceded
her in death. She was a legal secretary for Halliburton, where she was
also a member of the Desk and Derrick Club. She was a member of Highland
Park Baptist Church and its choir in Duncan.
She was also a member and past president of the Duncan chapter of the
Business and Professional Women's Club. She had done volunteer work for
a variety of charitable organizations.
Survivors include two sons, R. Douglas Allen of Edmond and G. Lanny
Allen of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ney Dean Cunningham, and a brother,
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alzheimer's
Association, Oklahoma City Area Chapter, 13301 N. Meridian, Suite 101,
Oklahoma City, Okla. 73120.
Fleda Belle Phillips
COMANCHE - Longtime area resident Fleda Belle Phillips, 46, of Comanche
Heights died Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Duncan Regional Hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Ray of Hope Church in Comanche
with the Rev. Mike McCord officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery
under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Mrs. Phillips was born on July 8, 1950, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to
the late Robert Benjamin and Fleda (Peck) McLaren. She married Jim Phillips
on Dec. 20, 1995, in Wichita Falls. She was a school teacher and a member
of Ray of Hope Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Ben Schwarz of Cache;
and a grandson, Aaron Schwarz of Denton, Texas.
Bearers will be family and friends.
LONGVIEW, Texas - Service for Reba Johnson of Longview, who died Monday,
Jan. 13, 1997, in Longview Regional Hospital, is pending with Don Grantham
Delma M. Sparks
Service for Delma M. Sparks, 83, 1904 N. U.S. 81, who died Tuesday,
Jan. 14, 1997, in Country Club Care, is pending with Don Grantham Funeral
Charles William Helms
COMANCHE - Service for Charles William Helms, 53, of Comanche, who
passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at home, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday
in Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home Chapel in Comanche.
Rev. Robert Bruce Fitzgerald
The Rev. Robert Bruce Fitzgerald, 74, 301 N. B, died Friday, Jan. 10,
1997, in Duncan.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Oak Avenue Church of the
Nazarene with the Rev. Dr. Steven Ruby and the Rev. Carl Summer officiating.
Burial will be in Duncan City Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham
The Rev. Fitzgerald was born March 13, 1922, in Ardmore, to Escar and
Gussie Campbell Fitzgerald. He graduated from Duncan High School in 1941.
He attended LeTourneau Tech, then Midwestern State University of Wichita
Falls, Texas. He graduated from Bethany-Peniel College (Southern Nazarene
University) with a bachelor's of arts in history in 1953. He graduated
from the same school with a bachelor's in theology in 1955. He married
Marie Pollock on Aug. 29, 1949, in Duncan. He ministered in churches in
Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas for 32 years before retiring from Brownfield
Nazarene Church in Brownfield, Texas, in April of 1987. He was affiliated
with the Oak Avenue Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Robert Fitzgerald of
New Orleans, La.; a brother, Guy Fitzgerald of Duncan; two sisters, Mary
Lou Rogers of Moss Point, Miss., and Fairy Gauldin of Foreman, Ark.
Bearers will be the men of the Believers Sunday School class of Oak
Avenue Nazarene Church: Harold Robinson, Adrian Scott, Jim Bruce, Bobby
Brake, Ross Luttrell and Richard Glenn.
EDMOND - Jack Whiteley, 51, of Edmond, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997,
Memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Hahn-Cook/Street and
Draper Chapel in Edmond. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond.
Mr. Whiteley was born on July 5, 1945, in Duncan. He married Phyllis
Britton on Sept. 3, 1966, in Oklahoma City. He was retired from the insurance
industry and also was involved in a golfing business.
Survivors include his wife; a son, David Whiteley of Edmond; his mother,
Alice Whiteley of Enid; and three brothers, Ben Whiteley and Glenn Whiteley,
both of Duncan, and Carl Whiteley of Ridgecrest, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl J. Whiteley.
Billie (Simmons) Golding
ALTUS - Billie (Simmons) Golding, 63, Lone Wolf, died Friday, Jan.
10, 1997, in Oklahoma City.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Altus Cemetery. Burial
is under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
Mabel Ruth (Davis) Ritter
MARLOW - Mabel Ruth (Davis) Ritter, 86, Marlow, died Friday, Jan. 10,
1997, in Marlow.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel
in Marlow with Bro. Harold Almond officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow
She was born Jan. 17, 1910, in Boonsville, Texas, to Leonard Lafayette
Davis and Frances Jane (Absher) Davis. She went to Marlow Schools until
approximately the seventh grade. She was a member of the Eastside Baptist
Church. She had lived in the area since 1917. She married Marvin Melvin
Ritter in Duncan in 1927. He died Oct. 25, 1989. She was also preceded
in death by a son Bob Ritter, a daughter Dolores Henager, four sisters
and two brothers. She was a homemaker and mother.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Max Hogue and his
wife Pat of Duncan, Billy Don Ritter and his wife Evelyne of Waurika, Roy
Ritter and his wife Eva Bell of Marlow, and Bud Ritter and his wife Sonja
of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter and son-in-law, Louise Herndon and her husband
Frankie of Marlow; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several
Bearers will be grandsons.
The family will meet at the home Susan Travis, 115 E. Neighbor, Marlow,
Alva C. Bullard
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Services were pending with Don Grantham Funeral Home
for Alva C. Bullard of Las Vegas, who died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, in Las
Bertha Grace Hobbs
BEDFORD, Texas - Bertha Grace Hobbs, 64, Bedford, Texas, died Friday,
Jan. 10, 1997, in Bedford.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Morehead-Goetz Chapel with Beryl Blair
officiating. Burial will be at Weavers Chapel under the direction of Morehead-Goetz
She was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Ryan to Edward and Effie Mae (Neal)
Hobbs. She was employed in civil service. She was affiliated with the Baptist
Survivors include two sons, Tim Leggett of Bedford, Texas, and Dale
Leggett of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Debbie King of Duncan; two sisters,
Faye Pierce and Dood Hobbs, both of Duncan; and two grandchildren, Danny
King and Paul King. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charlie
Hobbs and sister Lois Polland.
Bearers will be Danny King, Paul King, Larry King and James Hobbs.
Freddie Leon Copeland
Freddie Leon Copeland, 65, 711 W. Elm, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997,
at an Oklahoma City hospital.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Carter-Smart Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. William White officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery.
The family will be meeting at 1107 N. 17th.
Mr. Copeland was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Duncan to Fredrick and Inis
Copeland, now both deceased. He married Frankie Jane on June 20, 1950,
in Henrietta, Texas. He was an agent-operator for Rock Island-Katy-MKT
railroads. He retired in 1991 with 37 years of service from the Union Pacific
Railroad. He was affiliated with the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; daughter Karen Parker and her
husband Bill of Comanche, and Vickie Copeland of Duncan; sister Hazel Pitts
of Bridgeport, Texas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sister Opal Holland and brother Jerry Copeland.
Bearers will be Kyle Parker, Michael Parker, Terry Hickman, Don Davis,
Dewayne Kirkes and Frank Proctor. Honorary bearers will be Melvin Hickman,
Earl Davis, and Harry McGarr.
Because of his love for animals, the family suggests that contributions
be made to the Humane Society of Duncan in lieu of flowers.
Megan Lee (Merkel) Kelly
Megan Lee (Merkel) Kelly, 25, of Duncan died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997,
in Duncan Regional Hospital.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral
Home Chapel in Marlow with the Rev. George Gilland officiating. Burial
will be in Marlow Cemetery.
The family will receive guests at the home of Robert and Lorene Kelly
Mrs. Kelly was born on April 5, 1971, in Saranac Lake, N.Y., to Richard
Henry "Dick" Merkel and Shauna Lee (Seal) Agnew. In 1989, she graduated
from Caney Valley High School in Ramona, where she was the student body
president. She attended Colorado State University and Oklahoma State University
She married Kendall "Ken" Wayne Kelly on March 17, 1996, in Marlow.
She had lived in Duncan for one and a half years, in Ramona for 10 years
and also in Evergreen, Colo. She was a salon hair stylist and a chef.
Survivors include her husband of the home; an infant son, Patrick Jack
Kelly of the home; her mother and stepfather, Jerry Agnew, of Ramona; her
father and stepmother, Judy Merkel, of Evergreen; a sister, Patricia Anne
Merkel of Mannford; a brother, Peter Merkel and his wife, Kerri, of Kremmling,
Colo.; three stepbrothers; Lance Agnew of Tulsa, Richard Agnew of Newton
Lower Falls, Mass., and Chris Dempster of Denver; three stepsisters, Jennifer
Gildersleeve of Phoenix, Ariz., Leslie Polasek of Littleton, Colo., and
Leslie Dempster of Denver; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert
and Lorene Kelly of Marlow; her brother-in-law and his wife, Kerry and
Gina Kelly of Hot Springs, Ark.; her grandmother-in-law, Fannie Kelly of
Marlow; and several nieces and nephews.
Bearers will be Scott Crawford, Eddie Lamb, Ted Cox, Robert Littrell,
Jim McDonald and Pete Merkel.
The family suggests contributions to the Patrick Jack Kelly Trust Fund
for educational expense, BancFirst, 128 W. Main, Marlow, Okla. 73055.
Esta Lucinda Willis
RUSH SPRINGS - Service for Esta Lucinda Willis, 90, of Rush Springs,
who died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, in Grady Memorial Hospital, will be at
2 p.m. Saturday in the Family Worship Center in Rush Springs under the
direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel in Rush Springs.
Dr. Arthur Massey
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Former Duncan resident Dr. Arthur Massey, 84, of
Sun City died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, in Sun City.
Dr. Massey moved from Tulsa to Duncan as a young man and opened his
office and practiced optometry for 49 years. He retired and moved to Sun
City in 1977.
He was always interested in sports and had enjoyed playing golf until
he was physically unable. While in Duncan, he was affiliated with United
Methodist Church and for years taught Sunday school.
He is survived by his wife, Marie, of the home; two sons, Dr. Bill
Massey of Savannah, Ga., and Ed Massey of Richardson, Texas; a sister,
Helen Massey of California; nine grandchildren; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tommy, in 1981; and
a grandson, Doug, in 1994.
A small private service honoring Dr. Massey will be held in Duncan
with the Rev. Ray Goodwin of Sulphur officiating.
Barry Alan Van Treese
LAWTON - Former Duncan resident Barry Alan Van Treese, 54, of Lawton
died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, in Oklahoma City.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Lawton
with Dr. Gary W. Cook, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial
Gardens under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Mr. Van Treese was born on Dec. 3, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo., to J.B.
and the late Pauline (Bowdon) Van Treese. He grew up and attended school
in Lawton, graduating from Lawton High School in 1961. He graduated from
Cameron University in 1963. He then attended Arkansas State University
and received a master's degree in banking and finance from Southern Methodist
University in Dallas.
On March 3, 1979, he married Donna Sue Callaway in Miami, Okla. He
was involved in banking, electronics and was a motel owner since 1979.
He was a member of the Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club. He was a cosponsor
of the Jamboree on the Air and was a supporter of the Boy Scouts. He was
a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, Brett Alan Van Treese
of Denver, Colo., Derek Alan Van Treese, Benjamin Alan Van Treese, Daniel
Paul Van Treese and Joseph Christian Van Treese, all of the home; two daughters,
Barrie Lynn Hall of Las Vegas, Nev., and Bridget Ann Van Treese of the
home; his father, James Braswell "J.B." Van Treese of Lawton; two brothers,
James Bryan Van Treese of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kenneth Craig Van Treese
of Broken Arrow; two sisters, Alana Dale Mileto of Lawton and Vivian Van
Treese of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Samuel Hall, Zachery Hall,
Taylor Renee Hall and Freedom Tyler Van Treese; and many other relatives,
including an uncle, Don Alan VanTreese of Duncan.
Memorial contribution may be made to First Baptist Church in Lawton.
Ellen C. Fisher
OKLAHOMA CITY - Service for Ellen C. Fisher, 81, of Oklahoma City,
who died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, in Oklahoma City, is pending with Willis
C. Worley Funeral Home in Waurika.
WAURIKA - Service for longtime Waurika resident Bernice Stone, 91,
who died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, in a Wichita Falls hospital, is pending
with Willis C. Worley Funeral Home in Waurika.
Esta L. Willis
RUSH SPRINGS - Service for Esta L. Willis, 90, of Rush Springs, who
died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, in Chickasha, is pending with Callaway-Smith-Cobb
Funeral Chapel in Rush Springs.
Viola Burnett, 86, of Duncan passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, in
Wilkins Nursing Home in Duncan.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Bailes-Polk Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Jerry Riddle officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven
Mrs. Burnett was born on Feb. 9, 1910, in Mesquite, Texas, to James
David and Mary Cora Williams Strange. In 1929 she came to Duncan, where
she lived most of her life. She married Herman Burnett on Nov. 15, 1929,
in Sulphur. He preceded her in death in November 1981.
She attended Sulphur schools and was a nurse's aide at Plato Manor
Nursing Home. She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Doyle Strange of Houston; five sisters,
Nellie Olney and Frances McCoy, both of Abilene, Texas, Velma Viglante
of Moss Plains, N.J., Juanita Birdsong of Houston and Margaret Wood of
Duncan; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
MARLOW - Service for Megan Kelly, 25, of Marlow, who died Wednesday,
Jan. 8, 1997, is pending with Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
GRUVER - Mary Kathryn Benson Stedje, 46, well-known Gruver resident
and sister-in-law of a Duncan resident, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, in Memorial
Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oslo Lutheran Church with the
Rev. John Chandler, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oslo Lutheran
Cemetery under the direction of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 this evening and between
9-11 a.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Stedje was born on Aug. 12, 1950, in Borger, Texas, to Bonnie
(Cook) and Austin Benson. She moved with her family from Stratford to Gruver
in 1962 and graduated from Gruver High School with the Class of 1968. She
was united in marriage to Dennis Gordon Stedje on Aug. 17, 1968. The Stedje
family made their home in the Oslo community where they farmed.
After receiving her elementary education degree from Panhandle State
University in Goodwell, she had been actively teaching in Pringle-Morse
Consolidated School District for the past nine years. Instrumental in the
creation of the school's Gifted & Talented Program, she was honored
twice as the Pringle-Morse Teacher of the Year.
She was a member of Oslo Lutheran Church and had been active in Alpha
Mu Psi social sorority and the Gruver Music Club. Kathy Stedje will be
remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years of Gruver; a daughter, Shelley
Stedje of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Scott Stedje of the home; her parents
of Gruver; a sister, Cindy Holton and her husband, Jerry, and their children,
Shannon and Jason of Spearman, Texas; a brother, Bobby Benson and his wife,
Gabi, of Longmont, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Shana Conley of Borger and
Brett Benson of Los Angeles; two sisters-in-law and their families, Diane
and Rod Battles and their children, Jason and Jamie, of Duncan and Barbara
and Mark Wise and their children, Trevor and Adriane, of Tucson, Ariz.;
and many other close relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her mother-in-law
and father-in-law, Anna Marie and Gordon Stedje.
A Kathy Stedje Memorial has been designated for a Livestock Judging
Scholarship at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Memorials may be sent
to OPSU Foundation, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Home, Box 1306, Guymon, OK
73942. The Stedje family has requested that memorials be made in lieu of
Mrs. Harold (Betty) Edwards
ARLINGTON, Texas - Graveside service for Mrs. Harold (Betty) Edwards,
72, of Arlington, mother of a Comanche resident, who died Monday, Jan.
6, 1997, in Arlington, was to have been at 2:30 this afternoon in Waco
Memorial Park under the direction of Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home in Waco,
Texas, with Chaplain Curtis Holland officiating.
Viola James Burnett
Service for Viola James Burnett, 86, of Duncan, who died Tuesday, Jan.
7, 1997, in Duncan, is pending with Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.
Willard 'Bill' Ricketts
RINGLING - Service for Willard "Bill" Ricketts, 65, of Ringling, who
died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, in Duncan Regional Hospital, will be at 2 p.m.
Thursday in Alexander Funeral Home in Ringling with burial in Dixie Cemetery.
Arthur Leroy Tucker
PRINCETON, Texas - Former Duncan resident Arthur Leroy Tucker, 81,
of Princeton passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, in Columbia Medical Center
in McKinney, Texas.
Service was to have been at 10 this morning in Belew Funeral Homes
Chapel in McKinney with the Rev. David White officiating. Burial was to
have been in Cottage Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Tucker was born on Dec. 12, 1915, to Arthur Tucker and Blanche
Marceline Osborn. He had worked as a machinist at Halliburton.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Sanford and her husband, Joe,
and Marceline Kershaw; five grandchildren, Michael Joe Sanford, Ronnie
Kershaw, Terre Rock, Gayle Lyons and Lana Martin; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sharon Murphy, and a great-grandson,