Robbie Sue Overstreet


Robbie Sue Overstreet

November 22, 1942 – April 14, 2018

Age: 75

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS – Robbie Sue Overstreet passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 surrounded by her family, at the age of 75.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday April 18, in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Robbie was born on Nov. 22, 1942 to Jim and Daisy Stanford in Waurika, Okla.  She was the youngest of six children.  Robbie married James Overstreet in 1964 and they had two daughters, which she adored.  Her greatest pride were her four grandchildren.  Robbie spent over twenty years in the banking industry before she retired.  

She enjoyed studying Genealogy and visiting historical sites.  She will be deeply missed by her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister.

Survivors:  Her loving husband of 54 years;  daughters, Christi Hudson of Fort Worth, Rebecca and husband, Monty Hukill of Southlake; sister, Margueriette Willison of Lancaster; special niece, Susan and Dan Price of Forney; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Hannah Hudson, Garrett and Reagan Hukill; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Annie Rose (Perry) Peel


Annie Rose (Perry) Peel

June 20, 1938 – April 20, 2018

Age: 79

Annie Rose (Perry) Peel, 79 of Waurika Oklahoma passed away April 20, 2018 after prolonged illnesses. 

Annie was born June 20, 1938 in Fleetwood Oklahoma to John and Nadine Perry. 

She went to school in Irving Oklahoma and later graduated from Ryan High School. 

Through her years she worked at numerous places. She served as Commissioner for Waurika Housing Authority. She was a Superintendent for Wharton Assembly of God Church in Wharton Texas. She received her Missionary Certificate at Saint Joseph Indian School in Mexico. She was a Dormitory Supervisor at Wharton County Junior College. 

Her passion through her years were cooking, baking, and entertaining! She loved to travel! She loved sewing and crocheting!

Annie was preceded in death by her late Husband Clyde Earl Peel. Also her Parents John and Nadine Perry. As well as her two Brothers James Earl Perry and Jimmy Perry. 

Left to cherish her memory is her Sister Bettie Perry Armstrong of Troup Texas. Her Brother John Perry of Wharton Texas. Her Brother Arthur Perry of Petrolia Texas. Her Sister Flossie Perry James of Lindale Texas. Her Sister Gaylene Perry of Waurika Oklahoma. Her Sister Debbie Perry Shoefstall of Custer City Oklahoma.

Annie has numerous Cousins, Nieces and Nephews, as well as Great Nieces and Great Nephews. 

Annie was loved by so many and she will be forever missed!

Annie was indeed a great sister, aunt and friend!

A Memorial Service for Annie will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Ryan Assembly of God Church in Ryan Oklahoma.

Billie Jean Johnson


Billie Jean Johnson

January 10, 1928 – April 23, 2018

Age: 90

Long-time resident of the Irving Community of Jefferson County, Oklahoma, Billie Jean Johnson died Monday, April 23, 2018 in her home at the age of 90 years. She was born January 10, 1928, in Ryan, Oklahoma, to Jack and Daisy (Cook) Fuller.

Billie and Roe Johnson were married February 24, 1945. Their marriage lasted 72 years and 11 months. Roe and Billie farmed and raised four children. They taught them to work hard and love the Lord by reading the Bible daily and taking them regularly to the Irving Baptist Church. Roe and Billie supported their children in their school sports, music, church, and 4-H activities. She promoted honesty, integrity, reassurance, and a strong work ethic to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren -by whom she will be sorely missed.

Survivors include her children: Tom Johnson and wife Cheri, Don Johnson and wife Gayle, Peggy Fontaine Bates and husband Mike, Sheila Traynham and husband Joe. Grandchildren: Jeffrey Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Jared Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Stacy Traynham Merritt, Jodi Traynham Johnson, Jennifer Johnson Wade, Jeremiah Johnson and Conrad Fontaine. Great-Grandchildren: Jared R. Johnson, Jr., Megan Wade, Hannah Wade, Lauren Wade, Jenna Wade, Whitney Wade, Rachel Watson, Max Merritt, Sammy Merritt, Annie Merritt, Braden Johnson, Abbe’ Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Sawyer Johnson, Libby Johnson, Kennedy Johnson, Roe Johnson and Leah Johnson. Siblings: Wanda Lou Long, Mary Jo Uland, and Charles Fuller.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roe, and her parents and siblings Raymond Fuller, Faye Martindale, Inez Brink, Weldon Fuller, Harral Fuller, Darrel Fuller, and Margie Smith.

Billie enjoyed visiting with family and friends, cooking and quilting. She was active in the local Home Extension Club and all the church’s activities. She will be remembered and missed by her many family members and friends, but they can be comforted by the fact that she is catching up on old times with all of those who have gone before, and is basking in the Glory of God.

A celebration of her life will be at 11:30 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Irving Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Rhone and Bro. Mike Bates officiating. Burial will be before the service, at 10:00 AM at the Ryan Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome. Grandchildren will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Ryan. Memorial gifts may be made to the Irving Baptist Church, 17017 N 2770 Rd., Ryan, OK 73565. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Mary Ruth (Gaines) Brown


Mary Ruth (Gaines) Brown

December 8, 1920 – April 15, 2018

Age: 97

Mary Ruth (Gaines) Brown, 97, passed from this life April 15, 2018. She was born December 8, 1920, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Laster and Abbie (McClellan) Gaines. She and George A. Brown were married in August of 1944 at Altus Air Force Base. She and her husband, George, were owners of the Brown Drug Store from 1951 to 1984. Mary Ruth later retired from the Jefferson County Election Board at the age of 85. She served her community as a member of the Waurika Chamber of Commerce for fifty-seven years. In 1973, she was elected as President of the Waurika Chamber of Commerce and was the first woman elected to that post in the state of Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents Laster and Abbie Gaines; her husband George A. Brown, on June 9, 1977; her brother Toby Gaines; and one granddaughter Sheila Brown.

Survivors include: her sons – Russell Allen Brown and his wife Linda of Oklahoma City, OK, and Carl David “Chuck” Brown and his wife Terri, of Waurika, OK; her daughter – Toby Ann and her husband Phillip Walker of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren – Coleman Walker, Brook Walker, Jennifer Richards, and Ashley Van Rite; and ten great-grandchildren – Aiden, Anna, Olivia, Blake, Max, Addison, Brooklyn, Cameron, Addie, and Jay.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Waurika with Adam Brinson and Russ Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Dick Gaines, Mike Gaines, Pat Gaines, Jerry Smith, Brad Scott, and Joe Keeter. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 438 East D, Waurika, OK 73573.

Joyce Faye Walker


Joyce Faye Walker

June 10, 1926 – April 3, 2018

Age: 91

Joyce Faye Walker, 91, of Marlow, Oklahoma, passed from this life April 3, 2018. She was born June 10, 1926, in Ringling, Oklahoma, to Lewis Wilson and Martha Rosetta “Rosie” (Brooks) Brown. She married C.A. Walker on December 13, 1941, in Loveland, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker but worked for a time as a dorm mother at MSU and OSU and also worked for the State Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Waurika.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma until she moved to Marlow and joined New Hope West Church in Duncan, Oklahoma. She enjoyed reading and sewing.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Richard Walker, and eight brothers and sisters – Carl Brown, Granvel Brown, Vera Gray, Haskel Brown, Mabel Ennis, J. T. Brown, Harold Brown, and Wendell Brown.

Survivors include: her children – Kenneth Walker and his wife Maynell of Waurika, OK, Karen Vanacor of The Woodlands, Texas, Diana Waddle of Harvey, LA, Deborah and her husband Tim Lillard of O’Fallon, IL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika with Bruce Humphries officiating. Burial was in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation was from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to organizations which support research into macular degeneration and/or osteoporosis.

James Michel


James Michel

February 26, 1958 – March 29, 2018

Age: 60

James Michel, 60, of Roland, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Fort Smith, Ark.  He was born February 26, 1958 in St. Marys, Pa., to the late John and Essie Michel.  He was a carpenter, and attended Butterfield Assembly of God Church in Van Buren, Ark.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Collins and Rose Marie Michel; and two brothers, Tim and Donnie Michel.

 He is survived by his wife, Diana Michel of the home; his step mother Frances Michel of Waurika; his god-mother Rose Belsole of St. Mary’s, PA; his mother-in-law Lucille Goforth of Van Buren, Arkansas; his daughter Crystal Box of Van Buren, Ark.; two sons, Aaron Michel of Alma, Ark., and Brian Oder and wife Brandi of Checotah; a sister, Mary Burden and husband Ted of Wilson; five brothers, John Michel and wife Betsy of Maypearl, Texas, Tom Michel and wife Jamie of Comanche, Leo Michel and wife Kandi of Holliday, Texas, Bill Michel and wife Diana of Comanche, and Bob Michel of Waurika; three grandchildren; and two furbabies, Jake and Precious.

 Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, Ark.   A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 Family-hosted memorial will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Butterfield Assembly of God Church in Van Buren.  Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. 

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Gene Elkins


Gene Elkins

September 29, 1933 – April 1, 2018

Age: 84

Gene Elkins, at the age of 84, went to be with his Lord on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital, in Duncan, Oklahoma. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Waurika, Oklahoma, with Pastor Mike McCord of Ray of Hope church and Jason Ebenhack of Addington Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika, Oklahoma.

Gene was born September 29, 1933, in Sugden, Oklahoma, to Carey and Eugie Elkins. He graduated from Waurika High School in 1952. A highlight of his Waurika school days was getting to play on the 1951 State Champion’s football team. In 1953 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country for 4 years. On October 18, 1957, he married the love of his life, Bess Phelps and God blessed them with 2 children, Jim and Lori. He was employed by Koch Oil Company and Halliburton Services as an electrician for 30 years before retiring in 1999.

Gene surrendered his life to his Lord, Jesus Christ, at the age of 25. He always said God took an imperfect man and showed him a perfect Savior. He loved Christ and His church. His wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the focus of his life. His desire was that each would know his Savior and become the person God wanted them to be. He was happy and most blessed when his family was happy and close to the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carey and Eugie Elkins; a brother, Charles Elkins; and sister-in-law, Delores Kennedy Elkins.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bess Phelps Elkins, a son, Jim Elkins and wife, Betty, of Waurika, Oklahoma; a daughter, Lori Wilsford and husband, Tod, of Moore, Oklahpoma; grandchildren, Lacey Grantham and husband, Ryan, of Duncan, Oklahoma; Blake Biffle and wife, Rachelle, of Comanche, Oklahoma; Brett Elkins and wife, Maria, of Duncan, Oklahoma; and Brittany Elkins of Duncan, Oklahoma; great grandchildren, J’cie Bella Provenzano and Rylan Grace Grantham of Duncan, Oklahoma; and Kaylie, Ross and Kelsey Autrey of Comanche, Oklahoma; a brother, Wayne and wife, Carla, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing was Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Noon to 8:00 PM with the family visiting with family and friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Dudley Funeral Home, Waurika, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials may be made to the church of your choice to help spread the Good News of Christ.

John Daniel Earnest Johnson


John Daniel Earnest Johnson

February 23, 1971 – March 25, 2018

Age: 47

John Daniel Earnest Johnson, 47, of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed from this life March 25, 2018, in Duncan. He was born February 23, 1971, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Sid and Jeannie Johnson. He married Brenda Joy Harris on July 26, 1993, in Waurika, Oklahoma. He was a cook at the High Chapparal. He loved to cook and was a member of the Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Waurika.

John was preceded in death by his parents Sid and Jeannie Johnson and his sister Brenda Cleo Johnson.

Survivors include: his wife Brenda Johnson, of the home in Duncan, OK; his “daughter” that he raised – Keylee Switzer; two brothers – Eli (Joey Johnson) Charmasson of Ryan, OK, and Marvin L. Johnson and his wife Cheryl of Meridian, OK; his sister Diann and her husband Jimmy Prater of Marlow, OK; his close cousin – Randy Lee Sartin (Hood); and several nieces, nephews, and great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, at the Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Waurika with Bob Waitman officiating. Visitation was Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Pallbearers were the nephews.

Louie “Sonny” Aaron Dabbs


Louie “Sonny” Aaron Dabbs

September 9, 1952 – March 22, 2018

Age: 65

Louie “Sonny” Aaron Dabbs, 65, of Ryan, Oklahoma, passed from this life Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born September 8, 1952, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Lewie Elston and Wanda Lou (Fuller) Dabbs. He and Sherrie Webster were married April 21, 1974, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He worked in the Halliburton Shipping Department and as a farm hand for Keith Hall. He loved to fish and was devoted to his kids, grandkinds and great-grandkids. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Sonny was preceded in death by his dad Lewie Dabbs, two sisters – Linnie Dabbs and Louise Knight, and one brother – Loyd Dabbs.

Survivors include: his wife Sherrie Dabbs, of the home in Ryan, OK; his mother Wanda Long; his children – Tina Overton of Tulsa, OK, Jeffery Dabbs of Ryan, OK, and Donald Dabbs of Ryan, OK; his brothers David Dabbs of Ryan, OK, Randy Vaden of Vernon, TX, and Lewie Dabbs II of Shawnee, OK; his sisters Susie Brown of Ryan, OK, Joann Knight of Ryan, OK, Sandy Knight of Wilburton, OK, Lisa Dollons of Shawnee, OK, and Robin Dabbs of Shawnee, OK; grandchildren – Evan Clark, Wesley Clark, Alexa Clark, Katelynn Dabbs, Logan Dabbs, and Maddox Dabbs; and great-grandchild – Elliot-Rose Michelle Clark.

Graveside services was 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Oklahoma with Ricky Phillips officiating. Services are under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Ryan. Visitation was Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Ryan. Pallbearers were Harold Burden, Chucky Johnson, Dale Ray Williams, Rowdy Knight, Kenny Brown, Richard Duncan, Dustin Bryant, and Rodney Burden.

Gertrude Ann (Payne) Waid


Gertrude Ann (Payne) Waid

January 10, 1933 – March 9, 2018

Age: 78

Gertrude Ann (Payne) Waid, passed from this life March 9, 2018, in Waurika, Oklahoma. She was born January 10, 1933, on the family farm in Hastings, Oklahoma, to Elmer and Fern Payne. Gertrude and Pryor Waid were married June 8, 1956, in Waurika, Oklahoma.
Gertrude was a member of the Waurika Church of Christ. She took care of the Benevolence Building and the meals for funerals. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Painting was one of her favorite hobbies.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Charles Ray Payne.
Survivors include: Gertrude’s husband, Pryor Waid; her children, Dowd Waid, Lance Waid and his wife Sherry, Darla Barrick and her husband Jesse; her sister Cleo Williamson; her sister-in-law Donna Payne; and her beloved grandchildren Evan, Melea, Dalee, Emily, and Seth.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Waurika Church of Christ officiated by Noel Curington and Bob Smee.
Burial will follow in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Waurika Church of Christ or the Westview Boys’ Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, OK 73550.
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