Carrie Sheffield


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.

Patricia A. “Pat” (DeHart) Henderson


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

Beverly Barniec (O’Neal) Pratt

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.

Mary Yearley Taylor


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 

Bennie Lee Pagett


Bennie Lee Pagett

October 1, 1928 – February 30, 2018

Age: 89


Bennie Lee Padgett (89) was born October 1, 1928 to Leo and Hazel (Seeley) Padgett in Westcliffe, Colorado and passed from this life January 30, 2018 in Waurika, Oklahoma.

​After high school graduation, Bennie joined the U.S. Navy and was proud to serve aboard the USS Rupertus DD851 where he was a gunner’s mate and petty officer second class. ​He was united in marriage to Mary Ann James on December 20, 1950 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Harrah, Oklahoma. He and Mary Ann were the owners/operators of Harrah Lockers for twenty-six years where he did custom meat processing. Along with his love of playing golf, he was a great Christian man who loved his family and great-grandchildren with all of his heart. ​Even though Bennie and Mary Ann were members of St. Theresa Catholic Church, they attended the First Baptist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma where they made many friends and became part of the church’s family. Bennie is survived by his wife of sixty-six years Mary Ann Padgett of Hastings, Oklahoma.

Three daughters, Patricia and her husband Alan Conger of Tulsa, Oklahoma and their children: Allison and Leah and one great-grandchild, Trip Bendell.  Tamara and her husband Jeff Tabor of Choctaw, Oklahoma and their children: Michelle and her husband Jared Dyer, Katie and her husband Lance Coker, Cheyenne Owens and his wife Tara, Rebecca and her husband Adam Wilson and great-grand children, Ace and Jet Dyer, Marshall, Josie, and Lexie Owens and Marena Wilson. ​Pamela Padgett of Co. Springs, CO. ​ One brother, Lonnie Padgett of Colorado Springs, CO. and one sister, Lavada Stelter of Colorado Springs, CO ​One niece, Debra and her husband Rob Cheschier, and two nephews, Thomas Yeoman and his wife Teresa, Ken Yeoman and his wife Sherree.

Leslie Weldon Fuller


Leslie Weldon Fuller

October 6, 1925 – April 21, 2018

Age: 92

Leslie Weldon Fuller, 92 of Ryan, OK, passed away from this life Saturday April 21, 2018 in Duncan, Ok.  He was born October 6, 1925 to A.R. (Jack) Fuller and Daisy (Cook) Fuller. He lived a long glorious life with lots of friends and family.  He met the love of his life, Evelyn (Peck) Fuller in 1946 and then married her on  June 15, 1947.  They moved all over Oklahoma and come to settle in Ryan in 1977.  He worked as a brick mason most of his life until he retired at age 82.  

Weldon was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, both his parents, 4 sisters – Faye Martindale, Inez Brink, Margie Smith, and Billie Johnson; 3 brothers – Raymond Fuller, Darrel (Wig) Fuller, and Harrel Fuller, and a Great Grandson Leslie Smith.  

Survivors include 2 daughters – Patricia Cox and Janet Castillo; 3 Granddaughters – Cydney Metz, Allison (Carr) Bergad, and Tiphanie ( Smith) Allen; 1 grandson – Chris Dreier; 5 Great-granddaughters – Ryan Metz, Abigail Dreier, Makala Woodard, Jordan Woodard, and Aspyn Allen; 2 great-grandsons – Rowdy Allen and Bennett Bergad; 2 sisters – Lou Long and Jo Uland; 1 brother -Charlie Fuller, and lots of nieces and nephews.  

He will be missed by many and was loved by many more.

Michael C Dyer


Michael C. Dyer, 63, of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed from this life May 17, 2018, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born January 16, 1955, in Waurika,Oklahoma, to A.C. and Bobby Sue (Tate) Dyer. He was a 1972 graduate of Ryan High School. He and Joanna Schaffner were married February 17, 1975 in Dean, Texas. He was a farmer/rancher and worked for Halliburton for eighteen years. He was a member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and the First Baptist Church in Waurika. His passion was being outside with his animals and crops. He loved his family and enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, camping, and spending time with his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Shirley Thomasson.

Survivors include: his wife Joanna; his children Jared Dyer and wife Michelle, and Karen Wright and husband Lonnie; grandchildren Taylir Wright, Haley Wright, Jacob C. Wright, Ace Lee Dyer, and Jet Michael Dyer; his sister Diane York; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma with Mark Kunkel and Bruce Humphries officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika with family receiving guests from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Waurika or the Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Waurika. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Clovon Denise Brubaker


Clovon Denise Brubaker

June 12, 1935 – February 8, 2018

Age: 82

 Clovon Denise Brubaker, a lifelong resident of Terral, passed away Thursday morning, February 8, 2018 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX.  She was 82 years old.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, February 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Terral Assembly of God Church.  Interment at Terral Cemetery.

Clovon was born June 12, 1935 in Terral, to Winford L. and Verdie “Martin” Duncan.

Survivors include 1 sister, Kay Duncan Klintworth, and husband Fred, Charleston, SC; three brothers: Clindl Duncan, Houston, TX, Clinton Duncan and wife Bertha, Terral, OK, and Tommy Duncan and wifeDebbie, Terral, OK; and many other relatives and friends.

Clovon was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ricky Brubaker, and two sons: Joe Brubaker and Steven Mark Brubaker. Online condolences may be sent to

John Daniel Earnest Johnson


John Daniel Earnest Johnson

February 23, 1971 – March 25, 2018

Age: 47

John Daniel Earnest Johnson, 47, of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed from this life March 25, 2018, in Duncan. He was born February 23, 1971, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Sid and Jeannie Johnson. He married Brenda Joy Harris on July 26, 1993, in Waurika, Oklahoma. He was a cook at the High Chapparal. He loved to cook and was a member of the Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Waurika.

John was preceded in death by his parents Sid and Jeannie Johnson and his sister Brenda Cleo Johnson.

Survivors include: his wife Brenda Johnson, of the home in Duncan, OK; his “daughter” that he raised – Keylee Switzer; two brothers – Eli (Joey Johnson) Charmasson of Ryan, OK, and Marvin L. Johnson and his wife Cheryl of Meridian, OK; his sister Diann and her husband Jimmy Prater of Marlow, OK; his close cousin – Randy Lee Sartin (Hood); and several nieces, nephews, and great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, at the Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Waurika with Bob Waitman officiating. Visitation was Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Pallbearers were the nephews.

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.


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