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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.

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.

Phillip Keith Stephens

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Phillip Keith Stephens, 69, of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed from this life September 15, 2018, at the Westbrook Care Center in Waurika. He was born December 1, 1948, in the Fleetwood Community near Terral, Oklahoma, to Raymond Loyd and Marion Eula (Keith) Stephens. He was employed in the construction business, mostly on military bases, and drove for the Red River Transportation Services. He liked fishing and building things and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Marion Stephens, one sister Nelda Tumlin and one brother Kenneth Stephens.

Survivors include: his children – Donna Stephens and Rick Malcom, Phillip Keith Stephens, Jr. and Kim, and Christy Ann Stephens; his siblings – Ronnie Mac Stephens, Dennis Ray Stephens, Mary King, Linda Stephens, Jackie Pratt, Yvonne Ann Esquibel, Teresa Hernandez and Alta Hernandez; his grandchildren – Ricky Lee Hill, Cory Scott Hill, Kayla Renee Malcom, Sessions Marie Thompson, Harold Ray Thompson, Tyler Keith Stephens, Briann Nicole Stephens, Phillip Aaron Stephens, and Destiny Marion Stephens; his great-grandchildren – Braden Hill, Colton Hill, Kale Hill, Amy Lee Hill, Cadence Elaine Hill, Remington Wayne Hill, Angelina Caryn Etheridge, Heston Trent Ethridge, and Camdyn Lee Morris, Cady and Abriann Tallon; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Terral Cemetery with Mark Kunkel officiating. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Terral Funeral Home in Terral. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Terral.

Billy Joe Clark

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Billy Joe Clark, 81, of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed from this life September 7, 2018 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born September 28, 1936 in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Otis L. and Velma (Jones) Clark. After graduating from Waurika High School he served four tours in the United States Navy. He worked on the railroad as a brakeman and a switchman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Bobbie Kittrell and his brother Benny Clark of Lynden, WA.

Survivors include: his sister Barbara Johnston of Waurika, OK; and his grandchildren Mary Ducker and Jennifer Reiger.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika.

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.

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.

Thomas Jefferson Craft

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Thomas Jefferson Craft, of Corpus Christi TX passed away on September 22, 2018. He was born Dec.13, 1929 in Fleetwood Oklahoma. We have lost one of the wisest and kindest people that we’ve ever known.  He had quite a sense of humor, and was never above pulling someone’s leg to get them to smile and laugh.

 Tom graduated from Terral High School and went on to serve in the military as a Sergeant in the Korean War.  After the war, he returned to his beloved Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1957 with a degree in agriculture.   

 Tom met his wife, Iris while attending Oklahoma State, and from there the adventures began.  In their early years, they lived in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Pennsylvania.  Later, they settled in Arizona and stayed there until retirement. While in Arizona, Tom worked for the Bureau of Land Management, and mapped almost the entire state for the government. 

He loved to garden, and could make anything grow, even with the most challenging of soil.  His Jalapeno Peppers were always something to contend with, not to mention the beautiful tomatoes that he would grow year round.   They finally moved to Bowie TX, where they spent many happy years together in retirement.

 Tom loved to golf in later years, and could outshoot his daughters and son on the course, which always gave them a big laugh.  He spent his spare time making jelly and jam out of the many fruits that were grown in his backyard. His peach and strawberry jam was something everyone looked forward to.  He was a 3rd Degree Mason with the Bowie Mason lodge and active in the Methodist Church.

 Tom was a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, brothers and his beloved wife Iris. He is survived by his three children; daughters Susan (John) Giesing, Amy Craft and son, Jeff Craft all of Corpus Christi TX, sister Helen Gunter of Terral Ok.  5 grandchildren Felicia Lasso, Alexandra Lasso, Jeremy Lasso, Declan Craft, Augustin Craft, and 2 great grandchildren, Bentley Lasso, Arisa Lasso, along with his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 Visitation will be held at the Terral OK at the Terral Funeral Home on Thursday from 5pm – 7pm. Funeral services will be graveside at the Terral cemetery in Terral OK on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 am.

 Condolences may be sent to terralfh@pldi.net.

Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Conner

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Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Conner

June 28, 1967 – February 14, 2018

Age: 50

Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Connor, 50, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior February 14, 2018. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 28, 1967, to John and Michelle (Zales) Walling.

Shawn graduated from Tuttle High School in 1985 and attended OCCA College in Oklahoma City. She was a systems analyst for the Federal Judicial System in Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed water skiing (anything that had to do with water), decorating and landscaping and motorcycle riding.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Melba Zales, grandparents John Walling, Sr. and Maudell Walling, and great-grandparents John and Stella McAfee.

Survivors include: her parents John and Michelle Walling of Oklahoma City, OK; her brother John Walling and his wife Candice of Waurika, OK and children Gracie and Mayzie Walling and Alexandra Walling; her sisters Pat and her husband Gary Robinson of Hastings, OK, and Jill and her husband Dale Bates of Waurika, OK, and children Megan, Sean and Amber Hall; her grandfather William E. Zales Sr. and his wife Yvonne of Oklahoma City, OK, and son Rick Randall and family of California; her uncle William E. Zales, Jr. and his wife Edwina of Birmingham, AL; and aunt Denise Zales of Seattle, WA; her cousins Melissa Prince and her daughter Lexi Brewer, Kristi Alexander and her son Cade Williamson, and Matthew Bomhoff; and other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Southwest Baptist Church, 1300 SW 54th St, Oklahoma City, OK, with Pastor Sam Binswanger officiating. After the memorial service the family will travel to Waurika for a graveside service at the Waurika Cemetery with Curtis Plant officiating. Services will be under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika.

Ida Ann (Ann) McGarth

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Ida Ann (Ann) McGarth, at the age of 81, went to be with her Lord on May 19, 2018, at her home in Wichita Falls, Texas. Ann was born April 11, 1937, in Wetumka, Oklahoma, to Carter Darryl and Irene (Bardin) Pierce. She married Steven James Williams on June 5, 1954, and together they had three children. She then married Reggie Blythe and Jimmy French. Later she spent many wonderful years with her long-time companion Robert Nations before marrying Warren McGarth on January 29, 1999. She was employed by Owens Country Sausage, Gould Battery Company and home health organizations before retiring in 2012.

Ann loved Christ; and her children, grandchildren and family were the focus of her life. Her desire was that each would know her Savior and become the person God wanted them to be. She was happy and most blessed when her family was happy and close to the Lord. She was a long-time member of the Church of Christ in Melissa, Texas and most recently a member of the First Assembly of God in Electra, Texas.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, the father of her children Steven Williams, her long-time companion Robert Nations, twin brothers – Albert Pierce and Elbert Pierce, sister – Mary Maness (White) and one grandchild, Brandon Williams.

She is survived by her sister – Margaret Briscoe of Killeen, Texas, brother – Clarence White Jr. and his wife Sun of Lawton, Oklahoma, her children – Elizabeth Ann (Cissy) Franko and her husband Chris of Wichita Falls, Texas, James Douglas Williams of Waco, Texas, and Lemuel Edward Williams and his wife Ann of Hatfield, Arkansas, nine grandchildren – Jeff Inge, Misti Lane, Joey Williams, Paul Williams, Steven Williams, Stephanie Williams, Jeremy Williams and Mark Bruce, 23 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and numerous relatives and close friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the First Christian Church of Waurika, Oklahoma, with Curtis Plant and Lee Ackley officiating. Interment will follow at the Ryan Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, noon to 8 p.m. at Dudley Funeral Home, Waurika, with family receiving guests from 6 – 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials may be made to the church of your choice to help spread the Love of Christ.

Ashlee Kalyn (Poage) Horton

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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.

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