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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cecil Leon Gamble


Cecil Leon Gamble,  Sr., 76, of Hastings, Oklahoma, passed from this life April 9, 2019. He was born May 25, 1942, in Ryan, Oklahoma, to Ross Glenn “Pete” and Ida (Alexander) Gamble. He married Virginia Forsythe  April 4, 1964, in Nocona Texas. He was a truck driver, hauling grain, produce and rocks. He owned C&C Trucking. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Hastings Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and loved football, basketball and the Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Cecil Gamble, Jr., and one sister Euna Marie Braiser.

Survivors include: his wife Virginia of the home in Hastings, OK; one daughter Casey and her husband John Hampton; one sister Geneva and her husband Phil Stabler; and two grandchildren – Tanner Eldred and Hayden Eldred.

Funeral services were at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Hastings Baptist Church with Duane Peters officiating. Burial will follow in the Hastings Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation was Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika with the family accepting visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Raymond Leon Hunt


Raymond Leon Hunt, 71, of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed from this life March 21, 2019. He was born April 22, 1947, in Ryan, Oklahoma, to Lawrence and Wauneta (Dodd) Hunt. He was married to Betty Joy Jackson November 13, 1969, in Bowie, Texas. He served in the United States Army in Viet Nam in 1968 and 1969. He worked as a truck driver. He loved playing dominoes, Thunder basketball and watching his grandson play basketball and his granddaughter play softball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Jim Citrowske, his brother Virgil Hunt, and his sister Cleta Morgan.

He is survived by: his wife Betty, of the home; his children Skeeter Citrowske and his wife Tereasa, Connie Citrowske, and Stefan Hunt and his wife Patti; his sister FayNell Stone; his grandchildren – Destanie and Santanna Mata, Lila, Kimberly and Jeff Citrowske and Austin and Preslee Hunt; two great-grandchildren – Kyan and Demi Kalenkoot; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 12:30 PM, Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Oklahoma with Curtis Plant officiating. Burial was under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Ryan. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors.

Charlene Gaye (McCarty) Bittick


Charlene Gaye (McCarty) Bittick, 88, passed from this life March 27, 2019, she was born September 25, 1930, in the Heights Hospital in Houston, Texas. Charlene was first born to Melvin James and Cleo (Morris) McCarty of Baytown, Texas. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College in Baytown, Texas, and then attended Texas Women’s College in Denton, Texas. Charlene married George “Bruce” Bittick in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1954. To this union four children and one grandchild were born: Celeste, Chris, Cynthia, Mel, and grand-daughter Cameron. 

Charlene was a real estate broker for Remax in the DFW metroplex for many years. In every station of her life, from early schooling to retirement in 1996, an entourage of newly made friends was created. A generous nature, and love for improving the lives of those less fortunate led to her creation of Irving Aide, an organization for helping those less fortunate, when the economic downturn in the 1980’s devastated a large segment of the population in the southwest. Her generous nature, love for those she met daily and that just needed a helping hand, gave her great satisfaction on an almost daily basis. 

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, children Celeste McLean and Chris Bittick, and a sister Edna Lou Green.

She is survived by: her husband Bruce of the home in Irving, Oklahoma; children Mel Bittick and wife Holly of Wylie, Texas and Cynthia Bittick of Sierra Vista, Arizona; a sister Melva Cathriner of Baytown, Texas; and grand-daughter Cameron Bittick. 

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM, March 30, 2019, at the Church of Christ in Ryan, Oklahoma, with Loyd Newton II and David Wingfield officiating. There will be no visitation, as the family asks visitors to stop by their home in Irving, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.

Thelton Cread “Bud” Burger


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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