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Hugh Perry Thompson
Hugh Perry Thompson, 58, 1205 W. Cedar, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at home. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery. 
The family will meet at 1309 W. Elder, No. 19. 
Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 19, 1940, in Duncan to George C. and Blanche Beatrice (Sanders) Thompson. 
A lifetime Duncan resident, he was an accountant for Halliburton Services for over 30 years, retiring on April 22, 1994. He was a former member of Kiwanis Club and Duncan Antique Car Club and was a member of First Baptist Church. 
Survivors include two aunts and an uncle, Clara Jones of Duncan and Robert P. and Marie Sanders of Pearland, Texas; a cousin, Carmen Sewell of Houston, Texas; and two second cousins, O'Flynn Sewell of Norman and Jay Paul Sewell of Fort Worth, Texas. 
Bearers will be Bill Lipscomb, Jerry Moffatt, Gerald Morris, Bob McKee, Jim Roche and Harold Hackler. Honorary bearers will be O'Flynn Sewell and Jay Paul Sewell. 
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 901 Ash, Duncan, OK 73533. 

Bennie Pendley
Service for Bennie Pendley, 67, of Duncan, who died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, in Duncan, is pending with Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. 

William G. Morgan
RUSH SPRINGS Service for William G. Morgan, 88, of Rush Springs, who died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, in Chickasha, is pending with Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel in Rush Springs. 

Harvey Clark
Harvey Clark, 56, 205 W. Ash, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in Comanche County Memorial Hospital. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Douthitt officiating, assisted by Richard Bennett. Burial will be in New Velma Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home. 
Mr. Clark was born March 21, 1941, in Rush Springs to Willie and Hattie Clark. He was a member of Oklahoma Lumberman's Association and past member of the Moose Lodge. 
He worked for several newspapers, was in the construction business and worked for Duncan Builders Supply. 
He married Marilyn Norton in Chickasha. 
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Jeff Clark of Sentinel and Jerry Clark of the home; a brother, George Clark of Lawton; a niece; and a nephew. 
Bearers will be Leemon Dismuke, Joe Mitchell Jr., Tom Joyce, Earl McComb, Dylan Ferguson and Steve Wagonseller. Honorary bearers will be Larry Bench, Bill Mayhan, Kevin Lister and Matt Bernard. 

Nova Bailey Morris
Nova Bailey Morris, 83, of Duncan passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bailes-Polk Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tracy Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Duncan Cemetery. 
Mrs. Morris was born April 4, 1914, in Fargo, the daughter of Snowden Sumpter and Ola Mae (Ooley) Bailey. She came to Duncan as a young child and remained here all her life. She attended Duncan schools. 
On Oct. 9, 1929, she married Clifford "Buck" Morris in Duncan. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church in Duncan. She was a past member of the Art Guild and Duncan Organ Club and played the organ and painted oil paintings for many years. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Helen Morris of Duncan; a brother, John S. Bailey of Duncan; three grandchildren, Nakita Rizzo of Norman, Tanna Besherse of Duncan and Suzanne Presgrove of Wichita, Kan.; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 31, 1993, and her parents. 

Brinkley 'B.B.' Hunt
CHICKASHA Service for Brinkley "B.B." Hunt, 73, of Chickasha, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in Chickasha, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Chickasha with John Freeman, pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church, officiating with the Rev. Alice Wendling of Full Gospel Church assisting. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. 

Tanya Louthen
WAURIKA Service for Tanya Louthen, 30, of Waurika, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in a Lawton hospital of injuries from an auto accident, are pending with Willis C. Worley Funeral Home in Waurika. 

Margie 'Jerri' Johns
COMANCHE Margie "Jerri" Johns, 73, of Comanche died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Comanche Church of Christ with Robert Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home in Comanche. 
Mrs. Johns was born March 8, 1924, in Anson, Texas, to the late Arlie and Willie Francis Wood. On Jan. 1, 1946, she married Jack Johns in Henrietta, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. 
Survivors include her husband of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharron and Donald Schreiber of Powder Springs, Ga.; a sister, Marcalene Collier of Oklahoma City; and two granddaughters, Maya Johnson and Asia Gifford and her husband, Jason. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Wood. 
Bearers will be Bill Kincannon, Pat Morgan, Wandall Cox, Austin Martin, Jim Hill and James Turner. 

Harvey Clark
Service for Harvey Clark, 56, of Duncan, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in Lawton's Comanche County Memorial Hospital, is pending with Carter-Smart Funeral Home in Duncan. 

Nova Bailey Morris
Funeral for Nova Bailey Morris, 83, of Duncan, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Duncan Regional Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bailes-Polk Funeral Home Chapel.Deaths 

Karle Benjamin Thompson
Karle Benjamin Thompson, 83, 519 N. C, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Service was at 2 this afternoon in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arden Smith officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 
Mr. Thompson was born May 17, 1914, in Meadville, Mo., to Robert D. and Lulu Belle (Jackson) Thompson. On May 23, 1942, he married Mildred N. McLaughlin in Wichita, Kan. 
A longtime Duncan resident, he retired from Halliburton Services after 22 years as a machinist. He was a member of Happy Travelers Club and Wesley United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dan E. and Sharon Thompson of Duncan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karla and Jim Markle of Duncan and Robyn and Mike Brend of Missouri City, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Thompson of Quincy, Ill.; and a sister, Margaret Ginther of Chillicothe, Mo. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. 
Bearers were Dewey Ivey, Greg Ebisch, Jim Allen, Steve Markle, Gerald Bechtel and Keith Reese. Honorary bearers were Carl Huffines, Glenn McFarland, Raymond Dixon and R.C. King. 

Lucille Battiest
Lucille Battiest, 80, 2102 W. Main, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Service was at 2 p.m. Monday in Faith Temple Church of God with the Rev. Wayne Morrow, assisted by the Rev. James Mayo officiating. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Battiest was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Comanche to John and Dora E. (Taylor) Sullivan. On Sept. 1, 1951, she married James C. Battiest in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a member of Main Street Church of God in Duncan. 
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James Jr. and Cheryl Battiest of Duncan, Danny and Anna Tate of Longview, Texas, Larry and Tina Battiest of Purcell and Jimmy Tate of California; daughters, Jannie and Richard Howard of Marlow and Annetta McDonnell of Duncan; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Leola B. Watson of Oklahoma City and Mary Elledge of Marlow; and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Battiest of Duncan. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 19, 1996, and a son, Claud Allen Battiest. 
Bearers were Alvin Hancock, Layne Smith, Sonny Bumpas, Larry Fields, Mansell Sweeney, Eddie Patterson and Don Chisum. Honorary bearers were David Morrow and Thelma Meeks. 

Dempsey Bussey
TERRAL Dempsey Bussey, 81, of Terral died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at home. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Terral Assembly of God Church with Charles Parker and Walter Haynie officiating. Burial will be in Terral Cemetery under the direction of Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home in Terral. 
Mr. Bussey was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Johnson County, Texas, to L.H. and Carrie Bussey. On April 14, 1934, he married Delma Locke in Ryan. They were married for 63 years. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of Assembly of God. 
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Clinton Bussey of Terral and David Bussey of Duncan; two daughters, Doris Martin of Terral and Linda Kumar of Fort Worth, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters. 
Bearers will be Kevin Blevins, Brent Martin, Chad Martin, Clinton Ray Bussey, Gary Bussey, Aaron Alsup, Cash Alsup and Chance Machecak. Honorary bearers will be Hack Spivey, Robert Smart, Sam Countiss and C.J. Anderson. 

Margie Johns
COMANCHE Service for Margie Johns, 73, of Comanche, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital, is pending with Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home in Comanche. 

Maggie Catherine Nease
MARLOW Maggie Catherine Nease, 73, of Marlow died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Marlow with Dr. Robert Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery. 
Mrs. Nease was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Wardville to William Abner and Mandy Ellen (Gibbs) Weathers. On May 19, 1944, she married Albert Nease in Duncan. 
A Marlow area resident for 35 years, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. 
Survivors include three sons, Charles Nease of Hugo, Robert Nease and his wife, Brenda, of Lawton, and Albert Nease of Comanche; six daughters, Sandra Hancock, Lois Johnson and Diana Moore, all of Lawton, Doris Jackson and Barbara Erickson, both of Duncan, and Letha Kinsey and her husband, Terry, of Marlow; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Mary Thorton of Sunray, Texas, Wilma Duesman and Retha Horsley, both of Marlow, Marie Gorie of Hugo and Ruby Johnson of Duncan. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 19, 1973, and a daughter, Christine Nease. 

Karle Benjamin Thompson
Karle Benjamin Thompson, 83, 519 N. C, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arden Smith officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 
Mr. Thompson was born May 17, 1914, in Meadville, Mo., to Robert D. and Lulu Belle (Jackson) Thompson. On May 23, 1942, he married Mildred N. McLaughlin in Wichita, Kan. 
A longtime Duncan resident, he retired from Halliburton Services after 22 years as a machinist. He was a member of Happy Travelers Club and Wesley United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Dan E. and Sharon Thompson of Duncan; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karla Markle of Duncan and Robyn and Mike Brend of Missouri City, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Thompson of Quincy, Ill.; and a sister, Margaret Ginther of Chillicothe, Mo. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. 
Bearers will be Dewey Ivey, Greg Ebisch, Jim Allen, Steve Markle, Gerald Bechtel and Keith Reese. Honorary bearers will be Carl Huffines, Glenn McFarland, Raymond Dixon and R.C. King. 

Mary Emily Taff
Longtime Duncan resident Mary Emily Taff, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Wilkins Nursing Center. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. 
Mrs. Taff was born Sept. 15, 1905, in Meridian, Miss., to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Castle. On July 22, 1923, she married Joseph John David Taff in St. Jo, Texas. A homemaker, she was a Baptist and a member of Douglass Senior Citizens Center. 
Survivors include three sons, Joseph Tom Benjamin Taff and James Don Taff, both of Duncan, and Roy Dale Taff of Seminole; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Norris of Fort Worth, Texas. 
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976; a son, David Taff in 1997; and her parents. 
Bearers will be Tim Buttram, Freddy Hudson, Wayne Treece, Weldon Rowe, Sam Rehm and Jack Marmaduke. Honorary bearer will be Gerald Poe. 

Ruby Jewel Dustman
MARLOW Ruby Jewel Dustman, 82, of Marlow died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, in Country Club Care. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Marlow with the Rev. Bill Florez officiating. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Maple Cemetery in Sallisaw. 
Mrs. Dustman was born July 3, 1915, in Sallisaw to Claud and Undean (Price) Griffith. On June 11, 1949, she married James W. Dustman in Fort Smith, Ark. A Marlow resident since 1965, she was a homemaker. 
Survivors include her husband of the home; a daughter, Anna Summers and her husband, Wayne, of Duncan; a son, James Dustman and his wife, Jane, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Maggie Catherine Nease
MARLOW Service for Maggie Catherine Nease, 73, of Marlow, who died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital, is pending with Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. 

Fernand Leon Smout
TEMPLE A private memorial service for Fernand Leon Smout, 72, of Temple, who died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Temple Manor, will be at a later date under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Gladys Price
SAYRE Service for Gladys Price, 90, of Sayre, who died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in Sayre Memorial Hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Durham Baptist Church with Ray Smart officiating. Burial will be in Silent Home Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service in Sayre. She is the mother of Nelda Yow of Duncan. 

Oscar Floyd Grider
DAVIS Oscar Floyd Grider, 80, of Davis died Wednesday, March 17, 1998, at home. 
Service was at 2 this afternoon in First Baptist Church in Davis with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home in Davis. 
Mr. Grider was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Murray County to Marvin and Pinkie Cox Grider. He married Laoma Lois Garren Grider on Feb. 20, 1946, in Ada. A 1937 Sulphur High School graduate, he was a veteran of World War II as a technical seargent with 554 Air Squadron in the Pacific Theatre. 
He served on the Davis School Board and was a Mason. He was a farmer, rancher and banker and had been employed with First National Bank in Davis. He retired from Sulphur Community Bank in 1977. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Melinda Grider of Empire and Rick and Lisa Grider of Davis; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Silas and Kay Grider of Paris, Texas, J.T. and Juanita Grider of Champagne, Ill., Roy and Delsa Grider of Perkins and Tula Grider of Sulphur; and four grandchildren, Ginger of Tulsa, Randi Michelle of Stillwater and Eric and Philip, both of Davis. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a brother, Frank Grider. 

Dow L. Garrett
MARLOW Service for Dow L. Garrett, 86, of Marlow, who died Wednesday March 18, 1998, at home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Marlow with burial in Marlow Cemetery. 

Annie Mae Evans
Annie Mae Evans died March 18, 1998, in Edmond. She was born on July 20, 1896, in Hubbard City, Texas, to Albert B. Dellis and Maude V. Dellis. She attended Oklahoma University and subsequently married Paul D. Sullivan Sr. and lived in Duncan for many years. 
While in Duncan, she was a member of the Owl Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She later married H.A. Evans, who preceded her in death, and lived in California for many years, and thereafter moved to Edmond. 
She is survived by her children, Paul D. Sullivan and Patrick D. Sullivan, both of Duncan, and Frances Sullivan Dunbar of Austin, Texas; and many garndchildren and great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mercedes Sullivan Curry, preceded her in death. 
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tracy Wilson and the Rev. Steven P. Sullivan, grandson, officiating, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Christian Home, 906 North Blvd., Edmond, OK 73034, or to a charity of choice. 

Letha Lyle
Letha Lyle, 79, of Duncan died Monday, March 16, 1998, at her home. 
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Oak Avenue Church of the Nazarene in Duncan with the Rev. Steven Ruby, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oscar Cemetery. 
Visitation will be until 8 tonight at Grantham Worley Funeral Home in Ryan. 
Letha May Chester was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Texhoma, the fifth of six children born to Viaretta and Charles Chester. She attended Forgan Public Schools in Beaver County in northwestern Oklahoma. 
On July 24, 1936, she married Ed Lyles in Ringling and they made their home east of town. They later moved to the oil fields at Oscar where they lived for over 48 years before moving to Duncan in 1990. 
She was a loving mother and a longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene. 
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Mahan of 11 N. G in Duncan; two sisters, Josie Radcliff of Beaver and Mary Swallow of Forgan; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 20, 1995. 

Billy Smith
FARGO, N.D. Graveside service for Billy Smith, 88, of Fargo, who died Thursday, March 12, 1998, in Fargo, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home. 

Hazel O. Cunningham
Hazel O. Cunningham, 80, 601 N. Ninth, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at her home. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Mitchell officiating under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sunnylane Cemetery in Oklahoma City under the direction of the Rev. Rik Marion. 
Mrs. Cunningham was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Lampasas, Texas, to William Preston and Saphronia Gertrude Morgan Irby. On Dec. 11, 1944, she married Robert O. Cunningham in Duncan. She was employed with Sohio Petroleum Corp. for 30 years until her retirement. 
A resident of Duncan since 1993, she was an Oklahoma City resident for 45 years. She was a member of Desk and Derrick Club and Elizabethan Club. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Duncan and a longtime member of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City. 
Survivors include three sisters, Jewel Cockerham of Oklahoma City, Thelma Spurgin of Duncan and Lela Thompson of Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Wilma Jean Sparks of Norman; two grandchildren, Rustin W. Sparks and Lezlie Oxenreider; a step-granddaughter, Kimberly Mullins; and a great-granddaughter, Sarah Jean Oxenreider. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in July 1986; and a son, Bobby Dean Sparks in 1975. 
Bearers will be Joe Talley, Bob Weber, Bob Randolph, Clay Cole, Rustin Sparks and Marty Reed. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Duncan, or Capitol Hill United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. 

Edith Augusta Cregger
Edith Augusta Cregger, 73, 2021 N. U.S. 81, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at home. 
Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Beaty Baptist Church in Pauls Valley with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Cregger was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Tuttle to Louis P. and Nellie (Price) Grigsby. She married Milford W. "Buddy" Hatch, who preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1970. She later married A. John Cregger. 
A homemaker, she was a former resident of Pauls Valley for 25 years. She was a member of Beaty Baptist Church. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John Richard and Diana Hatch of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Linda Dianne Devine of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Fielding Grigsby Sr. and Bill Grigsby, both of Duncan; three sisters, Irene Prescott and Lena Pruett, both of Carlsbad, N.M., and Mona Coursey of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Louis P. Grigsby Jr., Eugene Grigsby and John G. Grigsby; a sister, Bernice Grigsby; and her stepmother, Esther Belows Grigsby. 
Bearers will be David Griffith, Doug Hayes Sr., Allyn Harrell, John Hayes, Doug Hayes Jr. and Charles Grigsby. Honorary bearers will be Don Sterling, Fielding Grigsby Jr., Tony Grigsby and Bob Dulin. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice. 

Eugene Debs Daubenspeck
MARLOW Eugene Debs Daubenspeck, 88, of Gregston Nursing Home in Marlow died Monday, March 16, 1998, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Marlow with Jack Treffinger of Cache officiating and J.R. Webb of Duncan giving the eulogy. Burial will be in Letitia Cemetery. 
Mr. Daubenspeck was born Feb. 17, 1910, in Lone Wolfe to Nelson Morton and Sarah Catherine (Clegg) Daubenspeck. He was a resident of Marlow since 1983 and was a former Lawton resident. He was a retired farmer and rancher. 
Survivors include a sister, Leona Bryant of Marlow; three brothers, Noel Douglas Daubenspeck of Marlow, Ed Daubenspeck of Lawton and Albert Daubenspeck of Cache; and many nieces and nephews. 
Bearers will be nephews. 

Jessie May Wallraven
Jessie May Wallraven, 91, 613 N. 18th, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in Wilkins Nursing Center. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Brad Allen officiating, assisted by Jody Hilliard. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home. 
Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home. 
Mrs. Wallraven was born May 27, 1906, in Quitman, Texas, to Alvin B. and Minnie (Harrell) Laminack. On June 20, 1926, she married William Olen Wallraven in Duncan. 
She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of Friendship Club and Rebekah Lodge. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin D. and Mary Nell Wallraven of Bethany and Clifford and Kay Wallraven of Duncan; a daughter, Joyce F. and Joe Kepler of Duncan; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on June 4, 1980; her mother in 1923; her father in 1952; and a brother, Otest Laminack on Sept. 14, 1980. 
Bearers will be Mark Wallraven, Hank Wallraven, Greg Wallraven, Joe Ed Kepler, Reece Kepler, Dan Oden and all grandsons. 
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund. 

W.D. Harwell
WICHITA FALLS Graveside service for W.D. Harwell, 72, of Wichita Falls, who died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in Wichita Falls, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Terral Cemetery under the direction of Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home in Comanche. 

Gladyce Darnell
RYAN Service for longtime Ryan resident Gladyce Darnell, 90, who died Sunday, March 15, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospice center after an extended illness, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ryan's First United Methodist Church under the direction of Grantham-Worley Funeral Home in Ryan. 

Edith Augusta Cregger 
Service for Edith Augusta Cregger, 73, of Duncan, who died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, is pending with Don Grantham Funeral Home. 

Lewis Franklin Head
MARLOW Lewis Franklin Head, 71, of Marlow, who died Sunday, March 15, 1998, in Marlow, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bailey Cemetery. 

Eugene Debs Daubenspeck 
MARLOW Service for Eugene Debs Daubenspeck, 88, of Marlow, who died Monday, March 16, 1998, in Duncan, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Marlow with burial in Letitia Cemetery. 

Higinio Rodriguez
Higinio Rodriguez, 73, 303 W. Oak, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with burial in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home. 
Mr. Rodriguez was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Moctezuma, Mexico, to Catarino and Paula Rodriguez. Moving from El Paso, Texas, he had been a resident of Duncan for 20 years. He was a member of Duncan Senior Citizens Center, AARP, Primera Inglesia Bautista and First Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe, of the home; a son, Lorenzo Rodriguez; six daughters, Hermelinda Moreno, Marisela Rodriguez, Raquel Rosales, Guadulupe Morones, Esther Duran and Virginia Torrez; two brothers, Filomeno Rodriguez and Gregorio Rodriguez; two sisters, Maria Del Refugio Escobedo and Juana R. Varela; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Bearers will be Andy Rodriguez, Eddie Torrez, Jose Rosales Sr., Jose Rosales Jr., Marco Rodriguez, Chilo Duran Jr., Sammy Duran, Greg Rodriguez Jr. and Jay Rodriguez. 

Doris Patton Hays
COMANCHE Doris Patton Hays, 98, of Comanche died Friday, March 13, 1998, in Comanche Nursing Home. 
Graveside service, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Duncan Cemetery with Phil Wahl officiating. 
Mrs. Hays was born Jan. 29, 1900, in Trenton, Mo., to longtime Stephens County pioneers Frank and Nannie Belle (Gill) Patton. She spent her early life in the Corum Community. 
She met and married Cuell L. Hays upon his return from France, where he served with the U.S. Army during World War I. They then moved to Duncan. 
Most of her adult life was spent in Duncan where she worked as a nurse's aid at P&S Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge in Duncan and a longtime member of Parkview Baptist Church. 
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, E. Wayne and Virginia Hays of Irving, Texas, Troy Hays of Duncan and Fred and Joy Hays of Oklahoma City; a sister, Frankie Awbrey of Duncan; a brother-in-law, Ernest Ryther of Mesquite, Texas; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1946; two brothers, Gill Patton and Paul Patton; and two sisters, Clemence Patton and Garnett Ryther. 
She will be remembered for her devotion to family and will be missed by her friends. 

Hershel O. Pierce
VELMA Hershel O. Pierce, 83, of Velma died Thursday, March 12, 1998, in Lawton. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Countryside Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Velma Cemetery under the direction of Milburn Funeral Home in Ratliff City. 
Mr. Pierce was born on March 28, 1914, in Seminole to James and Sally Pierce. On Aug. 16, 1952, he married Ilena Jones in Henrietta, Texas. In 1979, he retired from Lindsey Well Service. He had lived in the Velma area most of his life. 
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Jackie Spalding, Donna Willis of Weatherford and Pat Bryant of Velma; a son, Temple Grundy of Velma; a brother, Alford Pierce of Maud; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two grandchildren, Darrell Davis and Teryl Lawrence. 
Bearers will be Temple Lee Grundy, Derek Willis, Kevin Freeman, LaVoyd Willis, Alex Robinson and Mike Bowers. 

Lee Bryan Lackey Jr.
RATLIFF CITY Lee Bryan Lackey Jr., 73, of Ratliff City died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, in St. Paul Hospital in Dallas after a short illness. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Ratliff City with the Rev. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Interment will be in Ratliff City Cemetery under the direction of Milburn Funeral Home in Ratliff City. 
Mr. Lackey was born May 29, 1924, in Luka, Ark., to Bryan and Della Silvertooth Lackey. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He participated in the D-Day invasion and throughout the war received four battle stars and various other medals. 
He had lived in the Ratliff City area since 1951 and married Margrie Jennings on Nov. 18, 1954 in Ratliff City Baptist Church. With over 30 years of service with Amoco Production Co., he retired in 1982 as a field foreman. After retirement, he continued to enjoy his family, farming and ranching. 
Survivors include his wife of Ratliff City; two sons and their families, Bryan and Marsha Lackey and Leah and Halee, all of Ardmore, and Paul and Sandy Lackey and Tess and Katie, all of Lone Grove; a daughter, Lisa Lackey of Dallas; three sisters, Billie Holt and Irene Peters, both of Ada, and Janelle Robinson of Fittstown; two brothers, James Lackey of Stonewall and Lewis Lackey, both of Quitman, Ark. 
He was preceded in death by his parents of Fittstown; a sister, Wilma Bunyard, of Ada and an infant brother of Fittstown. 
Bearers will be nephews, D.E. Brower of Yukon, Jim Holt of Edmond, Joe Jennings of Ratliff City, Howard Lackey of Quitman, Mark Riggs of Dallas and Mitchell Robinson of Broken Arrow. 

Addie Lee Hobbs
HASTINGS Addie Lee Hobbs, 84, a longtime Hastings resident, who died Friday, March 13, 1998, in a Waurika hospital after an extended illness, is pending with Willis C. Worley and Sons Funeral Home in Waurika. 

Ida B. Norsworthy
Service for Ida B. Norsworthy, 87, of Duncan, who died Friday, March 13, 1998, in Chickasha, is pending with Don Grantham Funeral Home.


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