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.

Ida Ann (Ann) McGarth


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.

Eula Faye Tanner


Eula Faye Tanner

October 12, 1939 – March 2, 2018

Age: 78

Eula Faye Tanner, age 78, a longtime resident of Terral, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 in Wichita Falls, TX.  A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Terral Baptist Church, with Bro. Mark Kunkel officiating.  Interment followed at Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  The family will be receiving friends on Monday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Faye was born October 12, 1939 in Nocona, TX to Newell and Helen (Roper) Weaver.  She and Royce “Sissie” Tanner were united in marriage on June 15,  1958 in Gainesville, TX. Faye worked as a clerk at the Terral Mini Mart for many years.  She was a member of the Terral Baptist Church.

Survivors include her two children: Wayne Wyler and wife Carol, Ryan, OK and Norma Dugan and husband Randell, Henrietta, TX; four grandchildren: Tanner Dugan and Monica Dugan, both of Henrietta, TX, and J.R. Wyler and Jennifer Wyler, both of Waurika, OK; three great-grandchildren: Annabelle Wyler, David Wyler, and Oate Wyler; one Brother, Willard Weaver; and other relatives and friends.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one daughter, Joyce Mullins; and two great-grandsons.

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Lee Junior Robertson


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

Dani (Dani) Lee Rhodes-Williams


Dana (Dani) Lee Rhodes-Williams went to be with her Lord and Savior May 18 after suffering for over a year. She was born on February 12, 1946 in Akron, Indiana to Rex Rhodes and Jo Ann Kindig-Rhodes.

On November 16, 1973, Dani married Mike Williams. Sharing 44 years together, they raised her two kids, Richard Allan Thornton, Jr. and Rachele Amber Thornton-Girard, and their daughter, Mindy Lee Williams-Clark. She was also a loving step-mom to David Williams. In 1976, Mike and Dani moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. There, Dani attended the Community College of Southern Nevada, where she earned an associate’s degree in graphic design. She was thrilled to work for her son, Rich, at his printing company, as a graphic artist.

In 2008, Dani and Mike retired to Waurika, Oklahoma.

Dani’s greatest love was her family; her purpose was to be a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all. She was an amazing mom to not only her own children, but their spouses, as well. She loved her granddaughters and grandsons, Ashley Rai, Elizabeth Marie, Alana Rose, Joseph Michael, Alex Christopher and Gavin Nicholas, and had an incredible bond with each one. She was a wonderful great grandmother to Xakkary Morrison, and delighted in receiving photos of him and getting to be with him. Her favorite job of her entire life was being a nanny to JP Sheehan, and later, his sister, Lily Sheehan, claiming them both as her own grandchildren.

Dani will be remembered for her generous and loving spirit to her family and friends. Her laughter and smiles will never be forgotten. She was the light of her husband, Mike’s, life, and he cared for her with a love and tenderness rarely seen. Their love was rare, precious and inspirational.

A memory and prayer service was held at First Baptist Church in Waurika on Sunday May 20th at 6:00 pm. The family thanks all those who attended.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dani’s honor to First Baptist Church, 323 E. C Avenue, Waurika, OK 73573, (580)228-2106, where Mike and Dani found family, love and support.

Walter Lee Marmor


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. 

Ruth Helms


Ruth was born on September 2, 1935 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to T.C. and Leona Meeks Aronhault and passed away May 2018, in Dallas Texas. Ruth was a resident of Waurika, Oklahoma at the time of her passing. 

On November 24, 1951, Ruth Aronhault married Lewis Helms in Wellington, Texas. They made their home in Hollis, Oklahoma. They ventured to Hobbs, New Mexico and back to Oklahoma. They settled here in Waurika. 

    She is proceeded in death by her parents and husband, Lewis. Her survivors includes: three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Kay and Cary Timmons of De Soto, Texas, Donna Lynn and Jerry Wilkerson of Waurika, Connie Lee and Adam Hawkins of Ada, Oklahoma. One sister Dorothy Harris of Altus, Oklahoma. Eight grandchildren: Jason, Tonya, Jeri Lynn, Jaclyn, Jolyn and husband Ryan, William and wife Natasha, Jennifer and Jacee. And nine great-granchildren: Hope, Lewis, Jerry Jackson, Donnlyn, Jaxon, Jeffrey, Sarah, April and Xavier. And many nieces and nephews.

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.

Louie “Sonny” Aaron Dabbs


Louie “Sonny” Aaron Dabbs

September 9, 1952 – March 22, 2018

Age: 65

Louie “Sonny” Aaron Dabbs, 65, of Ryan, Oklahoma, passed from this life Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born September 8, 1952, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Lewie Elston and Wanda Lou (Fuller) Dabbs. He and Sherrie Webster were married April 21, 1974, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He worked in the Halliburton Shipping Department and as a farm hand for Keith Hall. He loved to fish and was devoted to his kids, grandkinds and great-grandkids. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Sonny was preceded in death by his dad Lewie Dabbs, two sisters – Linnie Dabbs and Louise Knight, and one brother – Loyd Dabbs.

Survivors include: his wife Sherrie Dabbs, of the home in Ryan, OK; his mother Wanda Long; his children – Tina Overton of Tulsa, OK, Jeffery Dabbs of Ryan, OK, and Donald Dabbs of Ryan, OK; his brothers David Dabbs of Ryan, OK, Randy Vaden of Vernon, TX, and Lewie Dabbs II of Shawnee, OK; his sisters Susie Brown of Ryan, OK, Joann Knight of Ryan, OK, Sandy Knight of Wilburton, OK, Lisa Dollons of Shawnee, OK, and Robin Dabbs of Shawnee, OK; grandchildren – Evan Clark, Wesley Clark, Alexa Clark, Katelynn Dabbs, Logan Dabbs, and Maddox Dabbs; and great-grandchild – Elliot-Rose Michelle Clark.

Graveside services was 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Oklahoma with Ricky Phillips officiating. Services are under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Ryan. Visitation was Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Ryan. Pallbearers were Harold Burden, Chucky Johnson, Dale Ray Williams, Rowdy Knight, Kenny Brown, Richard Duncan, Dustin Bryant, and Rodney Burden.

Michael Glenn Palmer


Michael Glenn Palmer

March 1, 1966 – May 2, 2018

Age: 52

Michael Glenn Palmer of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday May 2, 2018, from a terrible accident. Mike lived most of his life in Pampa, Texas, before moving to Oklahoma. Mike was born March 1, 1966, in Pampa, Texas, to Richard and Betty Palmer.

Both parents are deceased. Mike’s brother, Ricky Palmer passed away a few years ago.

Mike is survived by: his wife Lisa Follis of Waurika, OK; two daughters – Diana and her husband Dustin Carr of Liberal, KS, and Sissy and her husband Randy Lucas of Woodward, OK; three – Melissa and her husband Larry McClure of Edmond, OK, Samantha McPhearson, and Bonnie Albers, both of Pampa, TX; two uncles – Don Roy Palmer and his wife Libby of Columbia, SC, and Bill Roy and his wife Janice of Pampa,TX; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial Services were held at 2:00 PM, May 5, 2018, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika, Oklahoma, under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home. A final interment will take place around Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, in Miami, Texas. Times will be published later. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your favorite charity or church.


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