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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lois Faye Phillips


Lois Faye Phillips, 84, long-time resident of Ryan died Monday, September 10, 2018 at Westbrook Healthcare Nursing Home  in Waurika.  Lois was born April 8, 1934, in Grady, Oklahoma to Lewis and Audrey (Mitchell) Woods.  

She married William Paul ‘Bill’ Phillips September 10, 1949, in Montague, Texas and they spent most of their married life in Ryan.  He preceded her in death in 1977. She worked at the Peach Orchard in Terral and as a cook at Jefferson County Hospital for many years. 

Lois loved to cook and she probably fed every person in Ryan at one time or another.  She always made sure there was a table full of food and a houseful of family and friends to share it with.  When she moved to the nursing home she carried that tradition by offering her snacks to all who entered her room.   In addition to her grandkids, through the years Lois took many Ryan kids under her wing and became ‘Granny Lois’ to them. She was a caring, generous lady and also one who didn’t mind sharing her thoughts and opinions. Lois had a big heart and loved her kids and grandkids immensely.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Joe and Linda of Waurika, Rick and Robin of Ryan; sisters Joyce Bratcher and the late L. G. of Rush Springs, Sue Reed and David of Henrietta, Texas and Larry Ward and Becky of Duncan. 

Her grandchildren are Jason Phillips and wife Amanda of Ryan, Mitchell Phillips and wife Elizabeth of Meridian, Rebel Burkhalter and husband Josh of Cache, Cheryl Carter and husband John of Ryan; great-grandchildren Kristan and Gunner Phillips, Hope and Juhriee Berryhill, Destiny and Dylan Harris, William Paul Phillips, Grant, Holland and Libby Carter, and Luke, Axle and Bo Burkhalter; and great-great-grandchildren, Jaylee and Jace Berryhill.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Toby Joe Phillips, and two brothers, Dale Ward and Jim Woods.

A graveside service will be held at the Ryan Cemetery Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.  

James “J.J.”Allen Solomon, Jr.


February 8, 1975 – June 17, 2018

Age: 43

J.J. was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on February 8, 1975.

He passed from this life on June 17, 2018 in Wichita Falls, Texas at the age of 43.

The following poem was dedicated to his memory.

“Missing You Always”

You never said I’m leaving

You never said goodbye.

You were gone before we knew it

And only God knows why.

In life I loved you dearly

In death I love you still.

In my heart I hold a place

That only you can fill.

It broke my heart to lose you

But you didn’t go alone.

A part of me went with you

The day God took you home.

A memorial service was held in his honor on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Waurika at 2:00 pm.

Mr. Ronnie Bohot officiated

Rick Dewayne Duncan


Rick Dewayne Duncan

May 25, 1950 – February 11, 2018

Age: 67

Ricky Dwayne Duncan passed away on February 11, 2018 at Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital in Dallas, TX surrounded by his family.  He fought a very courageous battle with leukemia for the past 9 months.

Rick was born on May 25, 1950 to Adam Lee and Nellie Duncan at Comanche, OK.  He attended Waurika Schools and graduated in 1968.  After serving in the US Air Force for 4 years, he attended Oklahoma State University.

In 1973 he married Carol Behrens and they had 2 sons.  He was employed by Halliburton in Duncan until his department was closed.

In 1987 he married Karen Sears of Duncan and hey resided in Little Elm, TX where Rick was employed by Banc Tec until the time of his illness.

Rick was a family man and loved to talk about his kids and grandkids.  His hobbies included maintaining their beautifully landscaped yard on the lake and watching OSU Cowboy sport events. GO POKES!

He is survived by his wife Karen of the home, sons, Chantz Duncan (Leslie) of The Colons, TX, Cody Duncan ( Delayna Trusty) of Duncan, OK and Justin Schaffner (Michelle) of Little Elm, TX.

Grandchildren Loryn Schafner and Ethan Schaffner of the home, Jessamy, Cael and Cooper Duncan, Jerade, Cheyenne and Zoey Duncan, Isabella, Cassandra and Dominick Schaffner, sister Carrie Sheffield of Terral, OK, brother Gary Duncan (Sharon) of Waurika, OK and in-laws Eldon Sears (Jean) of Comanche, OK and Wanda Telford of Round Rock, TX.  H was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Velda Gaines.

His wish was to be cremated and there will be a private celebration of his life at a later date.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or a charity of your choice.

David Eugene Sisson


David Eugene Sisson

February 23, 1944 – February 21, 2018

Age: 73

David Eugene Sisson, 73, passed from this life February 21, 2018. He was born February 23, 1944, in Frederick, Oklahoma to Thomas “Pete” and Dora “Tine” (Keith) Sisson. He graduated high school in 1962, and enlisted in the United States Army. He served three years, going in as an EI and got out as a Specialist E4.

David worked for Lone Star Gas Company in Frederick from 1966 to 1991. He was transferred to Snyder, Oklahoma, and then to Waurika working as a manager from 1991 to 2004. He married Ava Jean Harnden in 1969. They had been married thirty-seven years when she passed away in 2004. They had one daughter – Marla Lovett, one granddaughter – Magen Dawn Lovett, and one great-granddaughter – Jaden Rain Talley. He was a member of the JCs, the Lions Club, the Waurika Chamber of Commerce, was a 20 year volunteer fireman and belonged to several industry communities. He lived in Waurika for forty-five years.

David was reunited with his high school sweetheart Sue Mathis. They were married in 2008. Sue has three children – Kim and her husband Chris McKittrick of Rhome, TX, Kristy Benton of Ft Worth, TX, and Terry Avery of Venus, TX. She has seven grandchildren – Stachia, Tyler, Erik, Weston, Brennon, Jake, and Josh, three gread-grandchildren – Lynlee, Gentry, and Haden, all of Ft. Worth.

Also surviving David were his bother Carlis Sisson and his wife Carolyn of Ft Worth, TX, and his sister Sharon Sisson of Duncan, OK. He also left many loving nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents “Pete” and “Tine” Sisson, and his brother Royce “Stubby” Sisson.

Funeral services for David were at 1:30 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma with Bruce Humphries officiating. Burial followed in the Frederick Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Kenneth Blevins, John Pewthers, Mike Williams, Greg Griffin, Ronnie Bohot, and Dan Brandon. Visitation was Friday at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Baptist Church Funeral Dinner Fund.

Larry Glen Martin


 Larry Glen Martin, age 66, of Terral, peacefully passed away Wednesday evening, July 11, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Terral First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral home.  Viewing will be from 12:00-7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Glen was born May 29, 1952 in Waurika, to Ray B. and Alice Murrell (Keith) Martin.   He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He and Kay Henry were united in marriage on June 10, 1978 in Duncan.   Glen was General Manager of Transportation for Solitaire Mobile Homes.  Glen loved  spending time at the lake, and playing golf, but he mainly loved being able to spend time with his grandchildren, and visiting with his friends.  Solitaire was a big part of his family, and he appreciated all the company and his co-workers had done for him. 

 He leaves behind, his loving wife Kay, of the home; three sons: Jason Martin and wife Josey, Terral; Colin Martin and wife Carrie, Kingston, OK; and Keith Martin and wife Amy, Nocona, TX; one brother, Harold and Midge Martin, Terral; two sisters: Beverly and Eddie Blevins, Terral, and Glenna and Cary Gore, Waurika; and five grandchildren: Emilee, Samuel, Austin, Isla, and Keller.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Martin, Wayne Harrison, Corey Johnson, and Lonnie Harris.

Online condolences may be sent to terralfh@pldi.net

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.

Randy Jack Ryan


Randy Jack Ryan, 63, of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, passed from this life April 29, 2019. He was born February 4, 1956, in Ada, Oklahoma, to Clarence E. “Jack” and Lida E. (Boyles) Ryan. He married Joanna Hall in Ryan, Oklahoma May 21, 1983. He graduated from Tishomingo High School in Tishomingo, Oklahoma in 1974 and attended Murray State College and the University of Oklahoma. He graduated from OU College of Dentistry in 1982. He opened a private practice in Ryan, where he met Joanna Hall. After marrying, they worked in the dental clinic together. Randy and Joanna moved to Tishomingo in 1991, and continued working together. After Ryan they had dental practices in Tishomingo and Madill. Tishomingo Family Dentistry closed in 2014, due to Randy’s declining health. He loved his job in dentistry. He was a member of the church of Christ. He also had great memories hunting, fishing, and camping with his dad, uncle, and family. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Joanna, his parents, and father-in-law Gerald Hall.

Survivors include: his daughter Lida Fay and her husband Adam McGee of Abilene, TX; his brother Billy Ryan and his wife Kelly; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and loved ones.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 PM May 5, 2019, at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Oklahoma, under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Ryan. Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday, May 4, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Ryan, Oklahoma. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Starfish Foundation in memory of Randy Ryan, P.O. Box 3696 Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

John William Henderson

November 16, 1947 – June 18, 2018

Age: 70

John was born to Herbert Guy Henderson & Sally Katherine Love in Waurika, OK. He proudly served his country in the Army during Vietnam. John owned Superior Concrete Construction for over 30 years. John was also a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a great friend.  John was preceded in death by his parents & 2 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Michelle Gray & fiancé Billy Gilmore; Vanessa Walker & husb. Jeff; Andrea Henderson; Jessica Henderson & fiancé June Williams; grandchildren, Zachary, Ayden, Brennan, Calen, & Jaidyn, great granddaughter, Norah & many extended family & friends. A visitation will be held at Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes 4000 sw 119th st OKC, OK 73173.  Thurs. & Fri. 4-8pm with family greeting friends 6-8pm on Fri. Services to celebrate his life will be 1PM Sat June 23, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Newcaslte with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle. Memorials may me made to: Veterans Corner PO BOX 722160 Norman, OK 73070. Please visit www.vondelsmithmortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.

Ashlee Kalyn (Poage) Horton


Ashlee Kalyn (Poage) Horton, 27, passed away on February 10, 2018 in Midland, Texas. Ashlee was born February 5, 1991, to Michael Poage and Bambi Martin, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

She leaves behind three children, Nicholas Poage, Cheyenne Horton, Mansfield Texas and Colton Utz, Wichita Falls, Texas. Ashlee is survived by brothers: Cody Poage, Carrollton, Texas, nathan Poage, Wichita Falls, Texas, Lain Poage, Comanche, Oklahoma, Johnathan and Zachary Briscoe, Grapevine, Texas. sisters: Nichole Poage, Wichita Falls, Texas, Karli Poage, Comanche, Oklahoma. Ashlee was blessed to not only have one mom, she is survived by her moms: Bambi Martin, Lubbock, Texas, Layla Provost, Wichita Falls, Texas and Jordan Poage, Comanche, Oklahoma. Stepfather: Jeff Briscoe, Grapevine, Texas, her Grandparents: Patsy and James Perry, Miami, Oklahoma, Carolyn Martin, Lubbock, Texas, Gary Pritchett, Comanche, Oklahoma, and Marietta Poage, Ryan, Oklahoma. Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, a niece and a nephew.

Ashlee is preceded in death by her daddy, Michael Poage and Grandfathers: Jerry Poage, Ryan, Oklahoma, James Guyan Martin, Ringling, Oklahoma, and Jim Provost, Waurika, Oklahoma.

Cremation Services were provided by Sanchez Mortician Services in Midland, Texas.

A Celebration of Life Service was February 16, 2018, 10 a.m. at Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Waurika, Oklahoma. Officiating: Pastor Bob Waitman.

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.


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