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Monday, December 17, 2018

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.

Rick Dewayne Duncan


Rick Dewayne Duncan

May 25, 1950 – February 11, 2018

Age: 67

Ricky Dwayne Duncan passed away on February 11, 2018 at Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital in Dallas, TX surrounded by his family.  He fought a very courageous battle with leukemia for the past 9 months.

Rick was born on May 25, 1950 to Adam Lee and Nellie Duncan at Comanche, OK.  He attended Waurika Schools and graduated in 1968.  After serving in the US Air Force for 4 years, he attended Oklahoma State University.

In 1973 he married Carol Behrens and they had 2 sons.  He was employed by Halliburton in Duncan until his department was closed.

In 1987 he married Karen Sears of Duncan and hey resided in Little Elm, TX where Rick was employed by Banc Tec until the time of his illness.

Rick was a family man and loved to talk about his kids and grandkids.  His hobbies included maintaining their beautifully landscaped yard on the lake and watching OSU Cowboy sport events. GO POKES!

He is survived by his wife Karen of the home, sons, Chantz Duncan (Leslie) of The Colons, TX, Cody Duncan ( Delayna Trusty) of Duncan, OK and Justin Schaffner (Michelle) of Little Elm, TX.

Grandchildren Loryn Schafner and Ethan Schaffner of the home, Jessamy, Cael and Cooper Duncan, Jerade, Cheyenne and Zoey Duncan, Isabella, Cassandra and Dominick Schaffner, sister Carrie Sheffield of Terral, OK, brother Gary Duncan (Sharon) of Waurika, OK and in-laws Eldon Sears (Jean) of Comanche, OK and Wanda Telford of Round Rock, TX.  H was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Velda Gaines.

His wish was to be cremated and there will be a private celebration of his life at a later date.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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.

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.

Annie Rose (Perry) Peel


Annie Rose (Perry) Peel

June 20, 1938 – April 20, 2018

Age: 79

Annie Rose (Perry) Peel, 79 of Waurika Oklahoma passed away April 20, 2018 after prolonged illnesses. 

Annie was born June 20, 1938 in Fleetwood Oklahoma to John and Nadine Perry. 

She went to school in Irving Oklahoma and later graduated from Ryan High School. 

Through her years she worked at numerous places. She served as Commissioner for Waurika Housing Authority. She was a Superintendent for Wharton Assembly of God Church in Wharton Texas. She received her Missionary Certificate at Saint Joseph Indian School in Mexico. She was a Dormitory Supervisor at Wharton County Junior College. 

Her passion through her years were cooking, baking, and entertaining! She loved to travel! She loved sewing and crocheting!

Annie was preceded in death by her late Husband Clyde Earl Peel. Also her Parents John and Nadine Perry. As well as her two Brothers James Earl Perry and Jimmy Perry. 

Left to cherish her memory is her Sister Bettie Perry Armstrong of Troup Texas. Her Brother John Perry of Wharton Texas. Her Brother Arthur Perry of Petrolia Texas. Her Sister Flossie Perry James of Lindale Texas. Her Sister Gaylene Perry of Waurika Oklahoma. Her Sister Debbie Perry Shoefstall of Custer City Oklahoma.

Annie has numerous Cousins, Nieces and Nephews, as well as Great Nieces and Great Nephews. 

Annie was loved by so many and she will be forever missed!

Annie was indeed a great sister, aunt and friend!

A Memorial Service for Annie will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Ryan Assembly of God Church in Ryan Oklahoma.

Larry Glen Martin


 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

Lois Faye Phillips


Lois Faye Phillips, 84, long-time resident of Ryan died Monday, September 10, 2018 at Westbrook Healthcare Nursing Home  in Waurika.  Lois was born April 8, 1934, in Grady, Oklahoma to Lewis and Audrey (Mitchell) Woods.  

She married William Paul ‘Bill’ Phillips September 10, 1949, in Montague, Texas and they spent most of their married life in Ryan.  He preceded her in death in 1977. She worked at the Peach Orchard in Terral and as a cook at Jefferson County Hospital for many years. 

Lois loved to cook and she probably fed every person in Ryan at one time or another.  She always made sure there was a table full of food and a houseful of family and friends to share it with.  When she moved to the nursing home she carried that tradition by offering her snacks to all who entered her room.   In addition to her grandkids, through the years Lois took many Ryan kids under her wing and became ‘Granny Lois’ to them. She was a caring, generous lady and also one who didn’t mind sharing her thoughts and opinions. Lois had a big heart and loved her kids and grandkids immensely.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Joe and Linda of Waurika, Rick and Robin of Ryan; sisters Joyce Bratcher and the late L. G. of Rush Springs, Sue Reed and David of Henrietta, Texas and Larry Ward and Becky of Duncan. 

Her grandchildren are Jason Phillips and wife Amanda of Ryan, Mitchell Phillips and wife Elizabeth of Meridian, Rebel Burkhalter and husband Josh of Cache, Cheryl Carter and husband John of Ryan; great-grandchildren Kristan and Gunner Phillips, Hope and Juhriee Berryhill, Destiny and Dylan Harris, William Paul Phillips, Grant, Holland and Libby Carter, and Luke, Axle and Bo Burkhalter; and great-great-grandchildren, Jaylee and Jace Berryhill.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Toby Joe Phillips, and two brothers, Dale Ward and Jim Woods.

A graveside service will be held at the Ryan Cemetery Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.  

Scott Barber Morgan


Funeral Services at First Baptist Church, Temple, OK, Monday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Kevin Simpson officiating with burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. Visitation from 4-6:00 pm, Sunday, August 19.

 Scott Barber Morgan was born to Dr. H Don and Sue Morgan in Ardmore, OK on July 23, 1956 and departed this life on August, 15, 2018 in Wichita Falls, TX at the age of 62 years and 23 days.

 The Morgans moved to Temple and Scott attended Temple Schools for 12 years graduating in 1974.  He married Marsha Newsom in August 6, 1977 in Temple and they have 2 children, Kimberly and Kristoffer.  Scott had worked as a carpenter for Les Hines Construction, Wayne Person and Halliburton.  After a few years with Halliburton he did carpentry once again with Wayne Person before going to work at Goodyear in 1989. He was employed there for the past 29 years. Through the years Scott also did farming and ranching.

 Scott had served on the Temple City Council. He loved OU Sooner Football and enjoyed watching NASCAR and westerns on TV. Carpentry, farming and ranching were joys for him, he also enjoyed visiting and hanging with the guys at Hop & Sack and visits to the lumber yard and Napa Joe’s. He loved spending time with the grandkids and family.

 Scott is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Marsha of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Matthew Miller of Guthrie; son, Kristoffer Morgan of Temple; daughter-in-law, Teresa Morgan of Corum; his 6 grandchildren, Kaley Cole, Kara and Kenzie Morgan and Kristen, Brendan and Jacob Miller; his siblings, David Morgan of Hawaii, Donna Gingrich of Houston, and brother-in-law, Gary Monroe of Lake Dallas; his niece Natalie and husband Chris Bleess and their son, Joshua; his aunts Leta Fyke of Amarillo, TX and Margaret Rupert of Chico, CA; other relatives and a host of friends.

 Did we mention he loved Sooner Football?

 Memorial Donations can be made to the Taylor Le Norman/McCasland Cancer Center, 2110 Duncan Regional Loop Road, Duncan, OK 73533 or the Temple Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 473, Temple, OK 73568.

Gene Elkins


Gene Elkins

September 29, 1933 – April 1, 2018

Age: 84

Gene Elkins, at the age of 84, went to be with his Lord on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital, in Duncan, Oklahoma. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Waurika, Oklahoma, with Pastor Mike McCord of Ray of Hope church and Jason Ebenhack of Addington Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika, Oklahoma.

Gene was born September 29, 1933, in Sugden, Oklahoma, to Carey and Eugie Elkins. He graduated from Waurika High School in 1952. A highlight of his Waurika school days was getting to play on the 1951 State Champion’s football team. In 1953 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country for 4 years. On October 18, 1957, he married the love of his life, Bess Phelps and God blessed them with 2 children, Jim and Lori. He was employed by Koch Oil Company and Halliburton Services as an electrician for 30 years before retiring in 1999.

Gene surrendered his life to his Lord, Jesus Christ, at the age of 25. He always said God took an imperfect man and showed him a perfect Savior. He loved Christ and His church. His wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the focus of his life. His desire was that each would know his Savior and become the person God wanted them to be. He was happy and most blessed when his family was happy and close to the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carey and Eugie Elkins; a brother, Charles Elkins; and sister-in-law, Delores Kennedy Elkins.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bess Phelps Elkins, a son, Jim Elkins and wife, Betty, of Waurika, Oklahoma; a daughter, Lori Wilsford and husband, Tod, of Moore, Oklahpoma; grandchildren, Lacey Grantham and husband, Ryan, of Duncan, Oklahoma; Blake Biffle and wife, Rachelle, of Comanche, Oklahoma; Brett Elkins and wife, Maria, of Duncan, Oklahoma; and Brittany Elkins of Duncan, Oklahoma; great grandchildren, J’cie Bella Provenzano and Rylan Grace Grantham of Duncan, Oklahoma; and Kaylie, Ross and Kelsey Autrey of Comanche, Oklahoma; a brother, Wayne and wife, Carla, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing was Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Noon to 8:00 PM with the family visiting with family and friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Dudley Funeral Home, Waurika, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials may be made to the church of your choice to help spread the Good News of Christ.

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.


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