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Mary Throneberry
COMANCHE - Graveside service for Mary Throneberry, 86, of Comanche, who died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in Jefferson County Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Davidson Cemetery under the direction of Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home in Comanche.

Shirley Nickle
COMANCHE - Shirley Nickle, 66, of Comanche died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in Duncan. 
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Countryside Baptist Church, east of Comanche, with Joe Case officiating and the Rev. Jimmy Ferguson assisting. Burial will be in the Loco Cemetery under the direction of Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home in Comanche. 
Ms. Nickle was born July 13, 1933, in Loco to Leonard L. and Jimmie A. Tucker Nickle. She grew up in Olney, Ill., and attended school in Olney and in Duncan where she graduated from high school. 
She worked as a bookkeeper for various oil companies. 
Ms. Nickle moved to Kimball, Neb., in 1955, and lived there until 1973, when she moved to Denver, Colo., where she retired from Gear Drilling Co. in 1982 as office manager. Following her retirement, she moved to Comanche in 1982, and was a member of Countryside Baptist Church. 
She was very devoted to all of her family and her home life. 
Survivors include two sons, Michael Mathews of Duncan and Scott Story of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Becky Winne of Fort Collins, Colo.; a sister, Betty Spike of Comanche; and five grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sue Smith and Neva Jo Marsh. 
Bearers will be Mike Mathews, Scott Story, Louis Paschall, David Coder, Terry Marsh and Don Rue. 

Mattie D. Sharpe 
Service for Mattie D. Sharpe, 77, of Duncan, who died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, in her home, is pending with Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan.

Clinton Dale Unruh
Clinton Dale Unruh, 54, of Duncan died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in Waurika. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church in Duncan with the Rev. Eldon Moelling, the Rev. Kip Wright and the Rev. Robert Corser officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. 
Mr. Unruh was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Perryton, Texas, to Henry Ernest and Adeline Wahl Unruh. He married Deana Gay Wagner on Sept. 19, 1964, in Perryton. 
He retired from Texaco following 27 years of service. He served as plant supervisor at Balko for 24 years and transferred to Velma as a field supervisor in 1992, retiring in 1995. 
Clint was an avid fisherman and loved to help people, seldom thinking of himself. 
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Deana Gay, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kendra Dawn Unruh Riffe and George Bradley of Westlake, Ohio; his step-mother, Frieda Unruh of Reedley, Calif.; a brother, Mick Reimer of Perryton; three sisters, Eileen Wilhite of Larned, Kan., Velora Williams of Fresno, Calif., and Beth Ogden of Dinuba, Calif.; and numerous uncles and aunts including Will Karber of Marlow and Eunice Karber of Perryton. 
Bearers will be Jimmy Carter, Braden Karber, Gordon Karber, Robie Corser, Bill Shepherd, Larry Leatherman, Rocky Pugh and Rex Ishmael. 
Honorary bearers are Clint Unruh, Jim Clark, Bill Edwards, Ted Elam, Gil Forehand, Howard Frantz, George Hazelbaker, Will Karber, Mike Lawrence, Johnny McNabb, C.W. Patterson, Steve Simmons and Bill Thornton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the First United Methodist Church of Duncan or Perryton.

Cameryn Elaine Goddard 
STERLING - Cameryn Elaine Goddard, infant daughter of Melissa Richards and Tony Goddard, both of Bethany died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in an Oklahoma City hospital. 
Graveside service was at 12:15 p.m. Monday in the Sterling Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Turney officiating. Services was under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home in Fletcher. She is the granddaughter of Dan and Sherry Goddard of Duncan.

Kenneth P. 'K.P.' Smith
Kenneth P. "K.P." Smith, 79, of Duncan died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kip Wright officiating and the Rev. Phil Wahl assisting. Arrangements are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan. 
Mr. Smith was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Marietta to Charles E. Smith Sr. and Dora Mae Pope Smith. He married Betty Groppenbacher on July 16, 1949, in Wichita Falls. 
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He owned and operated Bill's Hardware Store, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; two daughters, Deborah Brubaker of Phoenix, Ariz., and Pamela Smith-Sietz of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Thurman Smith and Sonny Smith, both of Duncan; four sisters, Lorene Lowrance of Royne City, Mich., Willie Jim Shelly of Mount Pleasant, Texas, Patsy Ann Scott of Comanche and Ada Lou Grimes of Eugene, Ore.; two grandchildren, Minnie Brubaker and Jake Brubaker, both of Phoenix; and a nephew, Bill Prater of Oklahoma City. 
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Minnie Minerva Thompson Nubby
MARLOW - Minnie Minerva Thompson Nubby, 90, of Marlow died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in her home. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Marlow with the Rev. Alvin Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery. 
Mrs. Nubby was born Feb. 14, 1909, in Ardmore to Austin and Rachel Tubby Thompson. She married Bill Nubby on April 9, 1932, in Ringling and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1967. 
She attended schools in Goodland, Hugo, Chilocco and Newkirk. 
Mrs. Nubby was a home care worker. She was a member of the St. York Indian Baptist Church and the WMU with her church. 
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Nubby of the home and Billy Nubby of Plantation, Fla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Elaine Murray and Madeline Pebeashy; and two sons, David Nubby and 
Nathan Douglas Nubby. 
Bearers will be Jody Sweeney, Rusty Smith, Jeremy Bonham, Tyler Wood, Steven Willis and Dennis Denham. 
Honorary bearer is Chad Willis.

Burl R. Cherry 
Burl R. Cherry went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at home with his family at his side. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church Chapel, with the Rev. Jody Hilliard, Senior Adult Minister of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Bailes-Polk Funeral Home. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Burl R. Cherry, 79, of Duncan was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Comanche to J.W. and Lily Burleson Cherry. He graduated in 1940, from Duncan High School. On May 4, 1952, he married the former Marcella Price of Duncan. 
Mr. Cherry served with the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Plunkett and the USS McCormick as a Water Tender, Second-Class. He retired from Halliburton Services in 1984, after 35 years with the company. 
After his retirement, Mr. Cherry and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Duncan. 
Survivors include his wife, Marcella, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Mike Collier of Orange, Texas, Sandra and Joe Clark and Freda and Lynn Wilson, all of Duncan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruby and Leo Fincher and Alice LaVerne Boles, all of Duncan; six grandchildren, Shelley Collier Williams, Jenny Collier Stephenson, Scott Collier, Justen Clark, Amy Jo Clark and Sheena Wilson; and five great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Loyd E. Boles. 
Bearers will be his grandsons and nephews. 

Charley Marvin Fleetwood 
MARLOW - Charley Marvin Fleetwood, 83, of Marlow died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Duncan Regional Hospital. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Marlow with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating and James Croswell assisting. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. 
Mr. Fleetwood was born June 20, 1916, in Marlow to Hiram Wesley and Sarah Lucinda Fowler Fleetwood. He married Myrle Ernestine Scott on Nov. 20, 1937, in Marlow. 
He lived in the Marlow area all of his life, and had attended Bray School. 
He was a self-employed diary farmer and was a member of the Stephens County Livestock Growers Association, the Marlow Farmers Co-op, and the Associated Milk Producers. He was an honorary member of the Marlow FFA and was named past Marlow Farm Family of the Year. 
He was a member of the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Marlow. 
Survivors include his wife, Myrle, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Janiel and Jack McLain of Duncan; a son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Patti Fleetwood of Marlow; five grandchildren and their spouses, Mark McLain of Atlanta, Ga., Randy McLain and his wife, Deb, of Norman, Tony Fleetwood of Marlow, Kena Marlow and her husband, Shane, of Havelock, N.C., and Tara Littrell of Marlow; two great-grandsons, Christopher McLain of Duncan and Randy Lynn McLain of Norman; and a sister, Ollie Morgan of Duncan. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ira Fleetwood. 
Bearers will be Pee Wee Riley, Son Horner, Glenn Brown, Mike Graham, Leo Heffington and Ted Turner. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Fifth Street Baptist Church. 

Asa Lee Robertson 
Asa Lee Robertson, 107, of Duncan died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Duncan. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Meador officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery. 
Mr. Robertson was born June 25, 1892, in Lexington, Ala., to William Richard and Loula Robertson. He married Dora Eaton and she preceded him in death in 1975. He married Lora E. Jackson on Nov. 3, 1977, in Duncan. 
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from the City of Lawton Water Department and was a former farmer and rancher. He was a member of the American Legion and the Bethel Assembly of God Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Lora, of the home; eight step-children, Louis Eaton of Mesquite, Texas, Viron Easton of Baytown, Texas, Nora Benito of Pauls Valley, Thomas Bradburry of Duncan, Ruth Gage of Mannford, Betty McNeill of Velma, Carl Bradburry of Duncan and Colene Lay of Monticello, Mo.; two nephews, A.G. Dunham of Oakridge, Tenn., and Mike Robertson of Oklahoma City; two nieces, Bernice Gambell of Tuttle and Helen Kuhn of Duncan; a great-niece, Kay Wallraven of Duncan; his granddaughters, Earline Yount and Linda Pollock, both of Duncan and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; two brothers, Jessie Robertson and Henry Robertson; four sisters, Mary Stewart, Robbie Specht, Minnie Bennet and Frankie Heatley. 
Bearers will be Robert L. McNeill Jr., Kevin Cain, David Cantwell, Don Roebuck, Richard Bradburry and Johnny Bradburry. 

Austin Carthel "A.C.' Crider 
MARLOW - Graveside service for Austin Carthel "A.C." Crider, 73, of Marlow, who died at Duncan Regional Hospital Thursday, March 2, 2000, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rock Creek Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. 

Grova Nell Forbes 
Service for former Duncan resident Grova Nell Forbes, 75, of Woodard, who died in Woodard Friday, March 3, 2000, is pending with Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan. 

Lawrence L. Homrig 
NASHUA, N.H. - Lawrence L. Homrig, 64, of Nashua, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua. 
Mr. Homrig was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Black Creek, Wisc., to Fern Catherine Booth Homrig and the late H. J. Homrig. He had lived in Nashua for 18 years and previously lived in Merrimack and Kingston, N.Y., for many years. 
He was the widower of Patricia Clare Belton Homrig, who died in 1976. 
Mr. Homrig worked as a project engineer and senior associate engineer for IBM in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and San Jose, Calif., until 1968. He also worked as a senior development engineer with Raytheon Corp. in Bedford, Mass., before retirement. He held professional engineering licenses in New York and New Hampshire. He also worked as a professional engineer consultant and as a real estate broker. 
He was a member of the Nashua Lodge No. 720, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was an accomplished copper sculptor who created works of art that appeared throughout the United States and Europe. He also loved to fish, cross-country ski and read. 
Mr. Homrig was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army who served from October 1958, to April 1959. 
Mr. Homrig attended Wisconsin schools and earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1958. He attended graduate courses in electrical engineering at the University of Syracuse in 1961. He was a member of Kappa Eta Kappa fraternity at the University of Wisconsin. 
Survivors include his mother, Fern Homrig of Duncan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Richard Mathes of Byron, N.Y. and Brigette and Cyril Renaud of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Patrick Homrig of Duncan; and his fiance, Polly Juknievich of Nashua; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Edward S. Winslett 
TATUMS - Service for Edward S. Winslett, 87, of Tatums, who died in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bethel Baptist Church in Tatums with F.M. Lawson officiating. Burial will be in the Tatums Cemetery under the direction of Jefferson Funeral Home in Lawton. 

Gadis Stevenson 
Service for Gadis Stevenson, 50, of Duncan, who died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, is pending with Bailes-Polk Funeral Home. 

Charley Marvin Fleetwood 
MARLOW - Service for Charley Marvin Fleetwood, 83, of Marlow, who died in Duncan Regional Hospital Wednesday, March 1, 2000, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Marlow with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating and James Croswell assisting. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Fifth Street Baptist Church. 

Asa Lee Robertson 
Service for Asa Lee Robertson, 107, of Duncan, who died Thursday, March 2, 2000, is pending with Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan. 

Jack N. Johnson 
Jack Neal Johnson, 70, longtime Duncan resident, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000. 
Service was to be at 2 p.m. today in the Bethesda Church of God with the Rev. Harold Metheny officiating. Burial was to be in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home in Duncan. 
Mr. Johnson was born June 24, 1929, in Duncan to Claud and Dixie Neal Callaway Johnson. He was a retired oilfield worker and trader. He attended Bethesda Church of God. 
Survivors include his mother, Dixie Johnson of Duncan; three daughters and sons-in-law, Louetta and the Rev. Stephen Grace of Monticello, Ark., Linda and Lyndol Shults and Amy and Toby Lewis, all of Duncan; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Vicky Johnson of Duncan; four grandchildren, Andrea Williams and her husband, Kole, of Monticello, Casey Shults, Dakota Johnson and Brody Lewis, all of Duncan; and his step-children and their families; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jimmie B. and Charlene Johnson of Duncan and Teddy Lee Johnson of Gainesville, Texas; and four sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and the Rev. Johnny Douthitt Jr., Estella and Alvie Chasteen, Jeffie and Don Chapman, all of Duncan and Bobby and Clarence Harrelson of Drumright. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Claud Johnson. 
Bearers were Thurman Chasteen, John Adams, Paul Keck, Roy Lee Ensminger, Gabriel Morales and Fred Johnson. 
Honorary bearers are Junior Patterson, Roy Shorter, Clyde Bilbrey, Gail McCullough and Bill Davoult. 

William Shane Stuckey 
SALINE, La. - Memorial service for former Duncan resident William Shane Stuckey, 26, of Saline, who died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saline Lake. 

Marie Boston 
ROSWELL, N.M. - Graveside service for Marie Boston, 87, of Roswell, who died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Casa Maria Care Center, was at 10 a.m. Thursday in South Park Cemetery with Steve Ryssemus officiating. She is the sister of Alma Gore of Duncan. 

Reeble Ruth Bridges Kendrick 
WAURIKA - Reeble Ruth Bridges Kendrick, 89, of Waurika died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Jefferson County Hospital. 
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Hastings Cemetery with Reed Montgomery and Ken Coleman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. 
Mrs. Kendrick was born Dec. 10, 1910, in Devol to Mark and Mary Bridges. She married Garney Lesley Kendrick on Dec. 15, 1935, in Waurika. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1993. 
She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Ferguson Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. 
Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Countiss and her husband, Sam, of Waurika; four grandchildren, Kristin DuPerron and her husband, Jim, of Vici, Angela Countiss of Lawton, Amy Countiss of Wichita Falls and Paul Harbour of Dallas; and a great-granddaughter, Destiny DuPerron of Vici. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Robin Harbour in April 1995; and a brother, Lonnie Ray Bridges. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hastings Cemetery Association or the Jefferson County Hospital. 

Irene Beatrice Brown 
MARLOW - Irene Beatrice Brown, 90, Marlow, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, in Duncan. 
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Eugene Howeth officiating. Burial, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 
Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 10, 1909, in Wynnewood to John H. and Margaret A. (Edwards) Dunkin. A homemaker, she was affiliated with the First Assembly of God in Marlow. 
She married Charley C. Brown on Sept. 23, 1926, in Stratford. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1982. 
Survivors include three daughters, Fay Romano of Duncan, Mona Long of Marlow, and Bonnie Perdue of Slaton, Texas; a brother, Robert Dunkin of Wynnewood; five sisters, Ellis Carlton of Choctaw, Ada Flowers of Wynnewood, Zella Edwards of Slaton, Anna Mae Hodge of Oklahoma City, and Lucille Cash of Wynnewood; 19 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Leonard H. Brown and George F. Brown. 
Bearers will be grandsons, Bobby Long, Larry Long, Tommy Brown, Johnny Brown, Jim Romano and John Romano. 

Helen Arter 
Helen Arter, 77, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at the Wilkins Nursing Center. 
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Duncan Cemetery, under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Arter was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Denoya, the daughter of John Arthur and Flora Ethel (Scott) Self. She graduated from the Central High School in Oklahoma City in 1940, and later graduated from the Mid-Continent Business College. 
After many years of traveling and many interesting jobs, she came back to Oklahoma and worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Special Education. 
Along with her family, one of her biggest joys was playing the piano. She played for churches everywhere she traveled. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Robin Arter of Duncan; a daughter, Debbie Collins of Norman; three grandchildren, Terri Collins and Brad Collins of Norman, and Steven Arter of Duncan; and one great-grandchild, Dylan Shephard. 


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