Mary Yearley Taylor

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Mary Yearley Taylor, 78, of Jolly, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 08, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Henrietta Church of Christ with Mr. Todd Davis officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Henrietta under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Mary was born on January 22, 1940 in Waurika, Oklahoma to Walter Henry and Helen Odell (Brantley) Yearley. She married William Leon Taylor on November 9, 1956 in Waurika, Oklahoma. Mary was a devoted member of the Henrietta Church of Christ and was a retired Registered Nurse. She enjoyed her time working as a Blue Angel volunteer at the Clay County Memorial Hospital in Henrietta. Mary was honored when chosen to serve as a Duchess on the 2002 Pioneer Queen float during the Clay County Pioneer Reunion.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leon Taylor; brother, Bill Yearley; sister, Margaret Andrews.

Survivors include her son Steve Taylor and wife Shelly of Henrietta, Texas; daughter, D. LeAnn Skinner and husband Ken Odom of Jolly; grandchildren, Stephanie Skinner of Jolly, Texas, Jessica Dunning and husband James of Dean, Texas, and Kasey Taylor of Lawton, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Michael Lenord Skinner and Violet Lucille Skinner; brother, Clarence Yearley and wife JoAnn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The family will be at Davis Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to the Henrietta Church of Christ at 101 S. Barnett, Henrietta, Texas 76365.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at davisfuneralhome.net 

Beverly Barniec (O’Neal) Pratt

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Beverly Barniec (O’Neal) Pratt, 69, passed from this life May 25, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas.
She was born May 25, 1949 in Terral, Oklahoma, to Barney Ray and Opal Audrey (Wallace) O’Neal. She enjoyed a career in long term care as an administrator and social worker. She was a mentor and friend to many during her years. She loved working and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters – Neda Dittman and Barbara Johnson.
Beverly leaves behind her daughters – Tammy Hancock and her husband Thomas of Yukon, OK, and Melissa Wolfe and her husband Christopher of West Pueblo, CO; grandchildren – Kailee and Jeramie Hancock, and Christina, Greyson, and Kaitlin Wolfe, great-grandchildren – Kaden, Brookelynn, and Raena Hancock; sisters – Christine Fritts and Marie O’Neal; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family; as well as her large long term care family.
A graveside ceremony will be held at 2:30 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika, OK.

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.

Walter Lee Marmor

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Life-long resident of Waurika, Oklahoma, Walter Lee Marmor, 65, passed from this life May 20, 2018. He was born December 10, 1952, in Waurika, to Albert Lee and Iva Jean (McKelroy) Marmor. He was a graduate of Waurika High School. He worked as a transporter – flagger for Solitaire Mobile Homes. He also worked for Frank Head at Sooner Texaco and for more than twenty years for Junior Robertson at Junior’s Truck Stop. He enjoyed visiting with his friends over coffee at the Truck Stop and playing pool.

Walter is survived by his wife Elizabeth Hooper, his daughter Chrissy Joe Anderson, his granddaughter Janessa Anderson, and a host of friends.

No services have been scheduled at this time. 

Lee Junior Robertson

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Early on May 20, 2018 at the age of 87, Lee Junior Robertson of Waurika, Oklahoma was welcomed into glory.  Lee Junior, known as “Junior” to all his friends and loved ones was born September 2, 1930 in Wirt, Oklahoma to Lee Morgan and Leola Sally Robertson.  Junior was the baby of his family with an older brother, MB, and a sister, Rosa Lee, both who have proceeded him in death.  

As a young boy, Junior got the horse fever that became a systemic lifelong passion which left a legacy in the horse industry – especially the Paint Horse industry.  He was a true cowboy –a gold card carrier of the Pro Rodeo Cowboy association and one of the 1958 United States exhibition rodeo team members with Gene Autry in Havana Cuba just before the Bay of Pigs.  Junior roped with some of the best cowboys around and earned money to support a young family.  

As time passed he wanted to put a little bling to his ride – he loved his athletic horse but was missing the flash – hence, the creation of the Paint Horse breed.  Junior was one of the 16 founding members of the Paint Horse Breed Association which in time became the 2nd largest breed association in the world.  In the 40+ years in the horse business, he had greater than 20 world and reserve world champions, and sold to paint horse lovers and breeders spanning several continents around the world.  He sold to the likes of Barry Gordy, Richard Widmark, Barry White and Dale Robertson.  He served two terms as President of the Paint Horse Association in the 70’s and was the second inductee into the Paint Horse Hall of Fame in 2012 for contributions made to the Paint Horse breed and the foundational impact of two of his horses, Wahoo King and Mr. J Bar.

Once a cowboy friend at a roping seeing four sleeping kids in the backend of station wagon, commented to Junior “son – you do more rope”.   Junior married the love of his life, Bennie Ruth Bennett, on July 29, 1950 in Wirt, Oklahoma.  It wasn’t long after, when the offspring of Junior and Bennie Ruth began to enter the world:  Alan Wade in 1951, Loyce Lee and Joyce Dee in 1953, and Leola Sue and Lonnie Dru in 1954.  Joyce passed away at the age of 3 months old and Alan passed in 1999.  With a passel of kids and a horse addiction, Junior needed income. Taking stock of his opportunities Junior turned to food – opening Junior’s Truck Stop and Café in 1952 on Highway 81 in Waurika.  As the reputation for “good food for a good price” spread, the business outgrew its original location and in 1968 relocated to the west side of Hwy 81 and served the Waurika community and surrounding areas until 1983.  From 1983 to 1995 Junior operated the Robertson’s Enterprise until retirement in 1995.

Junior and Bennie Ruth made First Baptist Church of Waurika their home church.  They raised all four of their surviving children under the admonition of the Lord – giving them an eternal legacy of faith.  Today, that faith and support of their church family brings solace in this time of loss.  The legacy of Junior Robertson extends four generations.  He is survived by Bennie Ruth, his wife of 68 years and his three children – Loyce Lee Alligood, Sue Sarratt and Dru Robertson.  His grandchildren are Morgan Brett Gandy, Lee Sarratt, Courtney Pallfreeman, Brian Dru Robertson, Dana Ehtisham, Aaron Paul and Lisa Robertson and 25 beautiful great grandchildren.  

Junior was not a perfect man – as none of us are – but he left a huge footprint in the lives of all who knew him.  He never said a bad word about another man, he lived life with passion and taught his children to love the Lord, to  live life without regret – letting go of the past, and to tell a good story because laughing is good for the soul.  Oh, and one other thing – always have a dog at your side.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika, OK, with Jeff McLemore and Bruce Humphries officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika with family receiving visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Waurika. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.

James “J.J.”Allen Solomon, Jr.

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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

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.

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

Carrie Sheffield

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Carrie Sheffield

October 21, 1942 – February 14, 2018

Age: 75

Carrie Sheffield, 75, passed away on Feb. 14, 2018 at her home in Terral, OK.  Carrie was born in Terral on Oct. 21, 1942 to Lee and Nellie Duncan. After graduating high school in Waurika, OK in 1960 Carrie worked for 37 years as an educator for head start in Terral.  Carrie married Charlie Harrison on Oct. 25, 1960 in Waurika, OK.  After Charlie preceded Carrie in death, she later married Aaron Sheffield on Sept. 12, 1981.  Carrie enjoyed her family always support grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the activities they were involved in.  Carrie is survived by her daughter, LaVonda Langford & husband Cash of Nocona, TX, son, Wayne Harrison of Terral, OK, brother, Gary Duncan of Waurika, OK, grandchildren, Chris Frantom, Colt Langford, Kendra Harrison and Cannon Harrison and 6 great-grandchildren.   She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Charlie Harrison, Aaron Sheffield, sister, Velda Gaines, and brother, Ricky Duncan.  A viewing will be held for her on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church in Terral, OK.  A service will follow at 2 PM at the church with Rev. Mark Kunkel officiating.  Interment will follow in Terral Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Terral First Baptist Church, c/o Mark Kunkel, 101 State Highway 32, Terral, OK 73569.

Robbie Sue Overstreet

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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.

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