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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.

Lois Faye Phillips

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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.  

Raymon Wayne West

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Raymon Wayne West was born October 3, 1928, on the family farm near Ryan, Oklahoma, to Ruby Clark West and Horace West. Raymon passed from this life Sunday September 9, 2018, at the Westbrook Nursing Home in Waurika, Oklahoma, at the age of 89.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. After graduation, he served in the United States Navy for one tour of duty during the Korean Conflict. He then returned home to begin his teaching and coaching career. He married Vonda Jo Conway on May 25, 1957, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He began his coaching career at Irving, Oklahoma and later taught and coached at Ryan, Burkburnett, Texas, and Duncan, Oklahoma. He received his master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. In the early 1970s, he returned home to Ryan to assume the role of Ryan’s school principal. While in Ryan he had the privilege of coaching a winning state championship girls’ basketball team. Raymon was inducted into the Oklahoma Girls High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

He enjoyed his coaching, farming and ranching, but most of all spending time with his grandkids. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was a Master Mason for over fifty years.

Survivors include: a son, Kyle Ray West and his wife Nancy of Ryan; one daughter, Ramonda Kay Smith and her husband Jerry Smith of Waurika,Oklahoma; two brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Carol West of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Norman and Louise West of Waurika, Oklahoma; five grandchildren Denton Smith of Yukon, Oklahoma, Micah Smith of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tanner West and wife Shannon of Mustang, Oklahoma, Morgan West of Ryan, Oklahoma, and Catlin Brezina of Waurika, Oklahoma; and two great-grandchildren Carolina West and Lucas West.

Raymon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vonda Jo West, one daughter Deana Lynn Brezina, and one grandchild Brooks Brezina.

Funeral services for Raymon West were Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 1:00 PM, at the First Baptist Church in Ryan, Oklahoma. Viewing and visitation were Tuesday, September 11, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Ryan, Oklahoma from 1:00 to 7:00 PM. The family received visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Scott Barber Morgan

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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.

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

Tommy Cale Richardson

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January 21, 1953 – June 28, 2018

Age: 65

Tommy Cale Richardson, 65, of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed from this life June 28, 2018. He was born January 21, 1953, in Comanche, Oklahoma, to Kendrick Junior and Margaret (Peterson) Richardson. He was a farmer. He was a ham radio afficionado, spending hours at his radio. He had his general license and was a member of the ham radio club. He loved to fish and hike and play with his dog.

He is survived by his parents Kendrick Junior and Margaret Richardson of Waurika, OK, his brother Jeffrey Richardson of Medicine Park, OK, a niece Ashley and her husband Andy Moen of Waurika, OK, and two great nieces Alexia and Jasmine.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Waurika Cemetery with Bro. Mike Bates officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika.

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

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.

Joanna Walker Huff

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Joanna Walker Huff, age 55, passed away June 13, 2018 in Olney, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 in the Chapel of Lunn Funeral Home in Olney, Texas with Rev. David Carpenter, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Olney, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney, Texas.

Joanna was born on December 6, 1962 in Sumter, South Carolina, Shaw AFB to Joe Austin Walker and Barbara Joan (Hall) Walker. She graduated from Olney High School in 1981 and was the Senior Class Favorite of her graduating class. She was a cheerleader, Drum Major for two years and played the clarinet in the High School Band. She was active in rodeo and was crowned Rodeo Queen in 1977. Joanna loved to sing and play the guitar and she loved her dogs. She married Allen Lee Huff on April 24, 1982 in Olney, Texas and they moved back to Olney in 2010. Joanna was preceded in death by her father, Joe A. Walker on June 29, 1999 and her husband, Allen Lee Huff on June 8, 2017.

Survivors include her mother, Barbara Walker of Olney, Texas; two daughters: Cathy Lorenz of Azle, Texas and Tammy Spangler of Vernon, Texas; one brother, Audy Vann Walker and wife Vickie of Graham, Texas; one niece, Lauren Sullivan of Olney, Texas; one nephew, Alex Walker of Lubbock, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Olney Senior Cub Center, P.O. Box 216, Olney, Texas 76374.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.

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.

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