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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Larry Glen Martin

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 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

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.

Patricia A. “Pat” (DeHart) Henderson

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On May 19, 2018 Patricia A. “Pat” (DeHart) Henderson went to be with her Lord and Savior. Patricia was born November 2, 1944, to Lawrence and Mary (Zoolosmanian) DeHart. She was the third of seven children She married Richard C. Henderson August 28, 1968. They were blessed with two children. Richard passed away July 15, 1989. On December 29, 2000 she married Jerry L. Henderson. From this marriage she was blessed by gaining three bonus daughters. Jerry passed away April 13, 2014.

Pat was happy when family and friends visited. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She worked as a nurses aide at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore for twenty-seven years. After retiring she worked as a caregiver. She was a Baptist.

Patricia was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, and her brother Richard DeHart

Survivors include: her daughter Vallie Jean and her husband Timmy Murray of Graham, OK; her son Rick Henderson of Reno, NV; her bonus daughters – Sheril and her husband Bobby Roberts of Ardmore, OK, Tricia Henderson of Moore, OK, and Amy Henderson of Healdton, OK and Richard Ponder; her grandchildren – Daniel, James and Natalie Murray, Temptyst and Neaveh Henderson; bonus grandchildren – Krista and her husband Casey Allen, Kaylea and her husband Kyle Hazen and her husband; great grandchildren – Zoey and Michael Murray; bonus great grandchildren – Kelsie and Kaeden Allen, and Kinley Hazen; her brothers – Larry Dehart of St Louis, MO, and Bill DeHart of Reno, NV; and her sisters – Joyce DeHart of Waurika, OK, Roberta McComb of San Ramon, CA, and Mary and her husband Dennis Schoonover of Lincoln City, OR.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Graham Baptist Church in Graham, OK with Raymond Norton officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery in Graham under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. Visitation will be 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika with the family receiving guests from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.

James Otis Peck

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James Otis Peck, 87, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018 at his home.  A celebration of his life will be held at the Duncan Cemetery located at 1910 Cypress Avenue in Duncan, Oklahoma at 2:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  He will be buried with full military honors.  The celebration will continue at El Palacio Restaurant located at 1209 West Bois D’Arc in Duncan at 3:00 p.m.

James Otis was born November 21, 1930 in Hastings, Oklahoma to Benjamin Grant & Clara Ann (Kunkel)  Peck.  He was raised in Waurika, Oklahoma.  Shortly after turning 17 he joined the United States Navy in February of 1948.  He was honorably discharged in February of 1952.  While serving in the Navy he was presented with the China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Medal.  He served on the USS Norris during his service and enjoyed talking about the large 80 pound shells that they loaded continuously for many hours at a time.  

In February of 1952 James Otis was employed with Halliburton Company in Duncan, Oklahoma as a Machinist.  James Otis had a tremendously strong work ethic which he passed down to his family.  He was most proud of the proficiency of his work and received many accolades for his accuracy and speed with which he completed each and every task.  While at Halliburton he became part of the Production Control Department as a Methods Analyst.  He was extremely skilled at being the liaison between the Engineering Department and the Machinists in the Manufacturing Division.  James Otis received a certificate for completion of “Modern Techniques of Supervision” from the Institute of Management at Southern Methodist University in 1966.  During the 1970’s union strike James Otis and many others left their desk jobs and went back down to the floor and worked as Machinists for 12 and 16 hour shifts at a time to keep the Oil Field supplied with the parts that they needed for exploration and execution of oil drilling.  He retired from Halliburton in February of 1994.  

In July of 1953 he married the love of his life Janice Jean Andrews.  They had three children; Jeanetta Ann, James Robert and Karen Louise.  They remained married for 64 years until her death in December of 2017.  He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  James Otis loved nothing more than having the contentment of his family together around him and then falling asleep in his chair.

James Otis loved bass fishing with his buddies for many years.  He also loved hunting with his older brothers around Waurika and Hastings.  He was a long standing member of the Stephens County Fish and Game Commission.

 James Otis is survived by: sister, Jonnie Maurine (Peck) Parker of Lawton, Oklahoma; brother, B. G. Peck II of Duncan, Oklahoma; daughter, Jeanetta Ann (Peck) Betzen and her husband Tom of Ardmore, Oklahoma; son, James Robert Peck of Duncan, Oklahoma; daughter, Karen Louise Peck of the home.  He is also survived by grandchildren: Brandy Renee’ (Smith) Bell and her husband Justin of the home; Rebecca Leanne (Betzen) Haynes and her husband Chris of Ardmore, Oklahoma; Daniel James Peck of Duncan, Oklahoma; Elizabeth Nicole Betzen of Dallas, Texas; great grand-children, Seth-Ray Pallaton Smith of the home; Anna-Laura Halona Bell of the home; and many nieces and nephews in addition to numerous other family members.

James Otis was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Grant and Clara Ann (Kunkel) Peck; his wife, Janice Jean (Andrews) Peck; brothers:  Jack Davis Peck, Donald Leroy Peck, Virgie Marie (Peck) Pollan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuaries & Crematoriums.  Online condolences may be sent to www.vondelsmithmortuary.com.

Sandra Lee (Whitmore) Cerney

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Sandra Lee (Whitmore) Cerney, 74, of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed from this life Saturday, May 25, 2018. She was born March 27, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to Carl and Bertha (Elliott) Whitmore. Sandra worked in long-term care facilities for over thirty years. She was a collector of knick knacks, roosters were her favorites.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles Porter.

Survivors include: her son Charles “Chuck” Porter and his wife Billie; sister Florence Giles; grandchildren Charlie and Amanda; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Waurika Cemetery with Mike Bates officiating.

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.

C.E. “Gene” Sanders

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C.E. “Gene” Sanders, 81, Hastings, OK

Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Hastings Baptist Church, Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. with Ronnie Bohot officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

C.E. “Gene” Sanders Jr., also known as Bud, was born to Crate Eugene and Emma Frances (Patterson) Sanders on August 10, 1936 at Amarillo, TX and departed this life in Duncan, OK on June 8, 2018 at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 29 days.

Gene grew up in Westville, OK. At age 18 he moved to Glendale, CA, living with a cousin. There he met Mary Lou Ripley and they later married on February 14, 1956 at Glendale. They eventually made their way to Coolidge, AZ, where they lived until moving to Hastings, OK in 1972. Gene spent most of his life as a cross country trucker. He also worked at Pinal County Sheriff’s office, Arizona State Prison in Florence, was a dredge operator for TXI sand plant, and did farming and harvesting with Tiner Bohot and others through the years. He enjoyed fishing, mowing and his dogs. 

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Debbi Timms; his son-in-law, Jerry Busby; 4 sisters, Inez, Lois, Frankie and Vera; and his brother, Billy.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou, of the home; his daughter, Jimmie Busby of Waurika, OK; his son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Faith Sanders of Arcadia, OK; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy Sanders of Tulsa, Josh Sanders and Karissa Minson both of Oklahoma City, Preston Glasgow of Temple, Randi Berry of Waurika, Ryan Busby of Woodward and Camron Busby of Waurika; 17 great grandchildren; close friends Glenda and Harvey, other friends and relatives.

Lou “Penny” Sheffield

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Lou “Penny” Sheffield, age 71 of Chester, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 27th at 11:00 AM in the Morningside Cemetery.  Reverend David Clark will officiate.

Mrs. Sheffield was born on February 8, 1947 in Marlow, Oklahoma.  She was daughter of the late Paul William Pennypacker and Pearl Shipley Pennypacker.  She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include:  husband-Joe Sheffield of Chester, son-Joseph Bryant (Lisa) Sheffield of Yelm, Washington, daughter-Rhonda (Rob) Stull of Hawkinsville, brothers-Randell and Jimmy Pennypacker both of Duncan, Oklahoma and 3-grandchildren-Joseph Ryan Sheffield, Jacob Bradford Sheffield and Zack Stull.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Ida Sheffield, 113 Moccasin Slide, Pitts, Ga.

Frazier and Son Funeral Home in Rochelle is in charge of arrangements.

Please sign our online registry at www.fraziersonfuneralhome.com

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.

Donna Ree Slate

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Donna Ree Slate

December 18, 1957 – February 4, 2018

Age: 60

Our beautiful and talented mother, daughter, sister, and friend went to be with Jesus Sunday morning February 4, 2018.

Donna Ree Slate was born December 18, 1957, in Corpus Christi, TX, to Ella Ree and Glen Alfred Martin. She married John Stanley Turner in 1975, and to that union was born John Robert Turner and Amy Ree Turner. She later married Billy Coy Slate and they had Jess Alan Slate.

Most of her life, Donna lived in or near Duncan, OK. She was a woman with a compassionate heart and was very involved in the formation and opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Duncan. She worked there many years helping young women make difficult decisions. She many times went to schools and gatherings to talk to young people about these issues. Donna loved to draw and she could put words on paper and create a beautiful story. She leaves behind many of these offerings for us to enjoy.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Glen Martin and her first husband Stanley Turner.

She is survived by her children John Robert Turner and his wife Alicia of Whitewright, TX, Amy Ree Owen and her husband Tony of Nocona, TX, and Jess Alan Slate of Duncan, OK, her mother Ella Ree Friend of Addington, OK, sisters Susan Leigh Lee of Duncan, OK, and Sally Jane Estrada of Electra, TX, and her brother Phil Martin of Patison, TX. She is also survived by her ex-husband Bill Slate and her grandchildren Abby, Anna, Ava, Allison, Michael, McKenna, Michaela, and Jaxon.

Funeral services for Donna will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Addington Baptist Church in Addington, Oklahoma with Jason Ebenhack officiating. Pallbearers will be family members. Burial will be in the Addington Cemetery under direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 6:00 PM and Friday morning at the Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. Memorial contributions may be made to the Addington Cemetery Fund, c/o Town of Addington, PO Box 111, Addington, OK 73520. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.

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