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Thelton Cread “Bud” Burger

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Thelton Cread “ Bud” 

Burger, 83 of Duncan, 

Oklahoma passed away 

Monday, February 4, 2019.

Funeral services will be at 10am Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Duncan, OK, with the Rev. Dr. Janice  Sharp officiating, assisted by the Rev. Kathy Gibson. 

 Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.

The family will visit with friends at the funeral home Thursday Feb. 7 from 5-7pm.

Bud was born May 31, 1935, in Waurika Oklahoma to Doris (Wright) and William Cread Burger.  He graduated from Waurika High School in 1953 and was a proud member of the 1951 state champion football team.  He attended the University of Oklahoma and played semi-pro baseball before moving to Duncan to work for Halliburton Services.  Not too many years later, he went in with his good friend Clyde Edwards to open Edwards Home Furnishings. In 1974, he married Martha Lindley in Duncan where they made their home. Bud was a great salesman.  Over his life he sold insurance, cars, siding, and medical equipment until his retirement in 2000.  For 20 years Bud broadcast Duncan Demon football on the radio and in 2017 he was inducted into the Duncan Sports Hall of Fame.

Bud enjoyed life. He had a gift for building people up and was good at lightening up the mood with a joke or story to fit any situation.  He was kind to everyone and always looked on the bright side. He loved his family and friends and always let them know it. 

Bud believed in the power of prayer and always said that anyone looking at the grandeur of the mountains in Alaska or the vastness to the order of the universe had to know that this was no accident, but was the work of the Creator.

Bud loved being son to Doris and Cread, brother to May Nell, Dad to Jennifer and Jaynelle, husband to Martha (who he loved unconditionally for 44 plus years), and friend to too many to name.

Survivors include his wife Martha Burger, of the home; daughters Jennifer Burger Snodgrass of Alexandria VA, and Jaynelle Burger Schamber and husband Gary of Stevenson Ranch, CA; his sister May Nell Walker of Waurika OK; grandchildren Steven Snodgrass and wife Courtney, Carlye Snodgrass, and Christopher Schamber; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Raelyn Snodgrass.  Bud is also survived by nieces Pat Robinson and Jill Bates, and a nephew John Cread Walling. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Cread Burger; and a brother-in-law Kenneth Walker.   

Pallbearers will be: Leonard Case, David Dowell, George Lindley, Hal Pennington, Christopher Schamber and Steven Snodgrass.  Honorary Bearers are: Bill Cobb, Jerry T. Davis, Ken Graham, Don Howland, Dr. Jimmy Jones, Phil Leonard, Joe Litsch, Bill Randolf and Dr. Bob Schick.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the American Cancer Society High Plains Division Oklahoma City; the Stephens County Humane Society; Duncan Regional Hospital Health Foundation or The Simmons Center Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com

Edward “Ed” James Brady

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Edward “Ed” James Brady passed from this life on January 4, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. Ed was born on August 31, 1944 in San Fransico, CA to William Dunnaway and Della Talley.

Ed was a citizen of Waurika for 16 years. Before he moved to Waurika he spent most of his life in Chickasha, OK. 

 He was preceded in death by his mother Della Talley, Father William Dunnaway, Step-Father J.C Talley, and Sister Cindy Hartley 

He is survived by: Brother John Dunnaway and Wife Arlene Dunnaway of Seattle, Washington; Daughter Desiree Hopkins and Husband Wade Hopkins of Shawnee, OK; Son Clinton (CJ) Brady and Fiance Brieanna (Brie) Chumley of Waurika, OK; Four nephews, seven grandkids, and numerous friends in the Community.

Ed was cremated under the Care of UTN.

Kenneth Wayne Walker

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Kenneth Wayne Walker, 75, of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed from this life December 30, 2018. He was born June 17, 1943, in Frederick, Oklahoma, to C.A. and Joyce (Brown) Walker. He was retired from sales and security work. He worked for DK Metal and Chisholm Trail Casino. He married MayNell Burger in Waurika, Oklahoma May 20, 1978. 

Kenneth graduated from Wichita Falls High School in Wichita Falls, Texas and attended Midwestern State University where he was a member of Kappa Sig Fraternity. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waurika where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and director and member of the pastor search committee. He was a past president of the Waurika Lions Club, a T-ball coach, and the #1 Eagle fan for his kids and grandkids. He was also a fan of the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his parents C.A. and Joyce Walker, brother Richard Glen Walker, in-laws Cread and Doris Burger, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He is survived by: his wife MayNell of the home in Waurika, OK; sisters – Karen Vanacor of The Woodlands, TX, Dianna Waddle of Harvey, LA, and Deborah and her husband Tim Lillard of O’Fallon, IL; brother-in-law Bud Burger and wife Martha of Duncan; children – Pat and her husband Gary Robinson of Hastings, OK, Richard Walker and his wife Leah of Wichita Falls, TX, John Cread Walling and his wife Candice of Waurika, OK, Jill and her husband Dale Bates of Waurika, OK, and Jeff Walker and his wife Stacy of Zanesville, OH; grandchildren – Megan Hall, Sean Hall, Kali Walker, Broday Walker, Amber Hall, Alexandra Walling , Gracie Walling, Gaige Walker, Jenna Walker and Mayzie Walling; great-grandchildren – Brynn Walker and Joc Douglas Edwards; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 4, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika with Matt Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation will be from noon to 8:00 PM Thursday with the family receiving visitors at and from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Waurika High School Scholarship fund for Waurika High School.

Brenda Gayle (Fulton) Bryant

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Brenda Gayle (Fulton) Bryant, 70, of Terral, Oklahoma, passed from this life November 22, 2018. She was born January 19, 1948, to Jack and Clara (Bonham) Fulton, in Bridgeport, Texas. She married Phil Bryant June 14, 1968. She worked for Community Action Development Corp as a teacher for Terral Head Start for over 14 years and later for Red River Transportation.

Brenda was a member of Terral First Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a part of civic groups, especially in public relations, notably for the Terral Watermelon Jubilee. She liked playing cards and especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Phil Bryant in April of 2011, and her brother James Fulton.

Survivors include: her children – Carrie (Bryant) Villarreal and her husband Martin of Terral, OK, and Dustan and his wife Tonya of Ryan, OK; ; her brothers – Archie Fulton and his wife Geneva, Charles Fulton and his wife Louise, and Donnie Fulton and his wife Jariece; her sisters – Anita King and her husband Larry, and Debbie Elledge and her husband Kenneth; four grandchildren – Fulton and his wife Ta’ah, Hannan, Andrew, and Levi Trey, and great-grandchild Jayden Lynn Villarreal; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 25, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Terral with Mark Kunkel officiating. Burial followed in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Terral Funeral Home Saturday with the family receiving visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Terral First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Condolences may be sent to terralfh@pldi.net

Geraldine “Jeri” Rebecca Anderson

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Geraldine “Jeri” Rebecca Anderson passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Lewiston, Idaho. She was born June 13, 1926, in Ringling, Oklahoma, to Danial and Lessie (Driskell) Cathey.

Jeri was raised in Ryan, Oklahoma, and moved to Brawley, California, where she married James Earl Anderson April 25, 1943. They lived in Porterville, California, where they raised two children – Patricia Jean and Jimmy Ray. They returned to Ryan after they retired. James passed away July 8, 2007.

In 2010, Jeri moved to Clarkston, Idaho to be close to family. She was affiliated with Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lewiston.

Jeri is survived by: her brother, James (Goldie) Cathey of Duncan, OK; sister Jenny (Bob) Durham of Ryan, OK; daughter Patricia Jean Adelsbach of Clarkston, WA; son Jimmy Ray and Lesli Anderson of Lewiston, ID; grandson Greg and Stephanie Adelsbach of Clarkston, WA; two granddaughters – Kristi and Chris Herzberger of Bonney Lake, WA, and Alexandria and Derek Peters of Lapwai, ID; four great-granddaughters – Kayla Ann Kasper of Seattle, WA, Josilin Lanae Peters of Lapwai, ID, Danae and Luke Olson of Clarkston, WA, and Danielle and Joe Robinson of Clarkston, WA; three great-grandsons – Kurtis James Kasper of North Bend, WA, Bailey Boyd Peters of Lapwai, ID, and Doug Adelsbach of Seattle, WA; great-great-grandsons Ty and Lincoln Robinson of Clarkston, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Anderson; brothers Charles (Chick) Cathey and Douglas Cathey; and son-in-law Pete Adelsbach. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Oklahoma. Memorials may be sent to Kindred Hospice, 1610 N.E. Eastgate Blvd., Suite 610, Pullman, WA 99163; (509) 332-2236.

Roger Dale Howard

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After a courageous battle with cancer, Roger Dale Howard died on November 4, 2018, in Waurika, OK at the age of 51. He leaves behind a son, Clayton Howard of Duncan, OK and longtime companion June Miller. 

Roger was Born on January 18, 1967, in Riverside, CA to father Elmer Howard and mother Jenna Lee Howard. He grew up in a large family with 6 sisters and 1 brother.

Roger is survived by his son Clayton Howard, and a grandson Daegen Burton. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Morris and husband James of Comanche, OK; Lawanda Ford and husband Michael of Waurika, OK; Donna McCarty of Waurika, OK and Sheena shipley of CA. He is survived by one brother John Howard and wife Ovsanna, of Comanche, OK. Roger is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins that were very special to him. He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Linda Wilkerson and Wenda Howard, and 3 infant brothers. He is also preceded in death by his son, Christopher Burton and daughter Kaylie Howard.

Roger requested to be cremated. A memorial service will be decided at a later date. The family would especially like to thank the staff of Westbrook Care Center and the nursing staff at Aspire Hospice for their care.

Glenna Margaret Christian

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Funeral services for Glenna Margaret Christian, 86, were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, in the Centennial Chapel of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Tolbert officiating.  Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

The daughter of the late Glen and Florence Walls Edwards, Glenna was born July 5, 1932, in Waurika, Oklahoma and went to be with her Lord and Savior October 20, 2018, surrounded by her family.

A graduate of Waurika High School, she and Vernon Dean Christian were married February 11, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas and he preceded her death on August 2, 2010.  Also preceding her in death were her sister Edna Keele and brother Jerry Pat Edwards.

Glenna worked for Memorial Hospital in Ardmore in medical records, and then went to KKAJ Radio and finished her career with Cablecom of Ardmore.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, and enjoyed the outdoors and gardening.

Glenna is survived by her children, Karen Stowe and husband Richard “Dicky” of Tahlequah; Vernon “Duane” Christian and wife Terry  and Deana Mendenall and husband Alan all of Ardmore; her grandchildren, Kari Hill and Husband Eric of Pryor; Jessika McKaskle and husband Jordy, Carl Junction, MO; Kyle Christian and wife Karrie of Oklahoma City; Misty Mendenall of Ardmore; and Chris Mendenall and wife Josie of Durant; great-grandchildren; MaKenzie  and Zane Hill; Piper and Haddon McKaskle; Sam, Max and Landri Mendenall and Kinsley and Kooper Christian.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made in Glenna’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Cross Timbers Hospice or Trinity Baptist Church.

Services were under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory where online condolences for the family may be left at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

Faye Etheridge

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Faye Etheridge, at the age of 75, went to be with her Lord on October 17, 2018. Faye was born June 2, 1943, in Terral, Oklahoma, to Ranzie Williams and Gertie Pink (Maness) Williams. She married Robert Wayne Etheridge on October 2, 1965, and together they had four children. Faye worked 24 years at Doug’s Peach Orchard in Terral, where she enjoyed many long-time friends and truly never met a stranger. She enjoyed spending time with her twin sister Maye Ward, shopping and doing a word find puzzles.

Faye was a long-time member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ryan, and most recently of the Faith Fellowship of Waurika. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Buster Williams, Steven Williams, Lloyd Williams and Jewell Williams and her sisters Billie Williams and Janice Owen.

She is survived by her twin sister Maye Ward of Waurika, her children Larry (Vicki) Etheridge, Stacy (Don) Dalton, Kenneth Etheridge and Kimberly (Curtis) Plant, all of Waurika, seven grandchildren, Kyle (Keri) Etheridge, Brett Etheridge, Travis Etheridge, Zach Dalton, Brandon Dalton, Lauren (Jason) Hobbs and Tyler Plant, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the First Assembly of God Church in Ryan, with Curtis Plant and Lynn Plant officiating. Interment will follow the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Viewing was Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, noon to 8 p.m. at Dudley Funeral Home, Waurika, with family receiving guests from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials: First Assembly of God Church in Ryan and Chisolm Trail Hospice.

Sam Glen Overstreet

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On October 22, 2018, we lost an incredible father and friend Sammy Glen Overstreet.  Sam was survived by his wife Judy Overstreet, his youngest son Trent Overstreet, brother Jimmy Overstreet, sister-in-law Donna Givens, brother in law Rob Givens, mother in law Betty Tindol, four grandchildren Brandon, Christine, Brady and Robert Overstreet, five nieces and nephew Rebecca, Christi, Julie, Joey and Jaclyn.  Sam was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Overstreet, father Paul Overstreet, mother Frankie Overstreet and father-in-law Robert Tindol.  He lived his life fully always putting family and friends first above himself.  He was an amazing husband, father, and friend anyone could ever wish for.  Even though his battle with cancer, he never lost sight of his family and friends.  You could always see him supporting the community or lifting our spirits as he traveled through town stopping to listen and laugh within his hometown of Ryan.  He will be missed beyond belief and we were all blessed to have him bless our lives with his life.  The family welcomes anyone who wishes to attend the memorial service on Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church at 1002 Washington St Ryan, OK 73565. Memorial arrangements have been provided by Don Grantham Funeral Home. Condolences can be left to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com. 

Dixie Fern Hammons Montgomery

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Fern Montgomery, age 79, died Saturday, October 20, 2018, in Norman, Oklahoma surrounded by her family after a strongly fought battle with cancer. She was born December 21, 1938, in Center Point, Oklahoma to Paul B. and Ruth Hammons and was the middle of three children. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her brother, Paul Hammons and wife Barbara from Oklahoma City, sister Kay Brezina and husband Charles from Waurika, children Hal Stout and wife Sherrie, John Stout and wife Yavonna and their children Brooke and Connor, and Susan Howard and her children Brittyn and Barrett, all of Norman. 

Fern was a long time resident of Waurika, Oklahoma and graduated in 1956 from Waurika High School.  She enjoyed 18 years of employment with the district attorney’s office where she was honored for her dedication, work ethic, and integrity.  She will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and faithful friend.   

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 1:00 pm at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman located at 419 South University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McFarlin to initiate a young adult program for individuals with autism. “We are who we are because of our mother, who gave us everything she could. Let our memories of our mother live on forever.”

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