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Eula Faye Tanner

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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.

Online condolences may be sent to terralfh@pldi.net

David Eugene Sisson

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David Eugene Sisson

February 23, 1944 – February 21, 2018

Age: 73

David Eugene Sisson, 73, passed from this life February 21, 2018. He was born February 23, 1944, in Frederick, Oklahoma to Thomas “Pete” and Dora “Tine” (Keith) Sisson. He graduated high school in 1962, and enlisted in the United States Army. He served three years, going in as an EI and got out as a Specialist E4.

David worked for Lone Star Gas Company in Frederick from 1966 to 1991. He was transferred to Snyder, Oklahoma, and then to Waurika working as a manager from 1991 to 2004. He married Ava Jean Harnden in 1969. They had been married thirty-seven years when she passed away in 2004. They had one daughter – Marla Lovett, one granddaughter – Magen Dawn Lovett, and one great-granddaughter – Jaden Rain Talley. He was a member of the JCs, the Lions Club, the Waurika Chamber of Commerce, was a 20 year volunteer fireman and belonged to several industry communities. He lived in Waurika for forty-five years.

David was reunited with his high school sweetheart Sue Mathis. They were married in 2008. Sue has three children – Kim and her husband Chris McKittrick of Rhome, TX, Kristy Benton of Ft Worth, TX, and Terry Avery of Venus, TX. She has seven grandchildren – Stachia, Tyler, Erik, Weston, Brennon, Jake, and Josh, three gread-grandchildren – Lynlee, Gentry, and Haden, all of Ft. Worth.

Also surviving David were his bother Carlis Sisson and his wife Carolyn of Ft Worth, TX, and his sister Sharon Sisson of Duncan, OK. He also left many loving nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents “Pete” and “Tine” Sisson, and his brother Royce “Stubby” Sisson.

Funeral services for David were at 1:30 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma with Bruce Humphries officiating. Burial followed in the Frederick Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Kenneth Blevins, John Pewthers, Mike Williams, Greg Griffin, Ronnie Bohot, and Dan Brandon. Visitation was Friday at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Baptist Church Funeral Dinner Fund.

Ashlee Kalyn (Poage) Horton

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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

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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.

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.

Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Conner

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Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Conner

June 28, 1967 – February 14, 2018

Age: 50

Shawn Lavonne (Bostick) O Connor, 50, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior February 14, 2018. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 28, 1967, to John and Michelle (Zales) Walling.

Shawn graduated from Tuttle High School in 1985 and attended OCCA College in Oklahoma City. She was a systems analyst for the Federal Judicial System in Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed water skiing (anything that had to do with water), decorating and landscaping and motorcycle riding.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Melba Zales, grandparents John Walling, Sr. and Maudell Walling, and great-grandparents John and Stella McAfee.

Survivors include: her parents John and Michelle Walling of Oklahoma City, OK; her brother John Walling and his wife Candice of Waurika, OK and children Gracie and Mayzie Walling and Alexandra Walling; her sisters Pat and her husband Gary Robinson of Hastings, OK, and Jill and her husband Dale Bates of Waurika, OK, and children Megan, Sean and Amber Hall; her grandfather William E. Zales Sr. and his wife Yvonne of Oklahoma City, OK, and son Rick Randall and family of California; her uncle William E. Zales, Jr. and his wife Edwina of Birmingham, AL; and aunt Denise Zales of Seattle, WA; her cousins Melissa Prince and her daughter Lexi Brewer, Kristi Alexander and her son Cade Williamson, and Matthew Bomhoff; and other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Southwest Baptist Church, 1300 SW 54th St, Oklahoma City, OK, with Pastor Sam Binswanger officiating. After the memorial service the family will travel to Waurika for a graveside service at the Waurika Cemetery with Curtis Plant officiating. Services will be under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika.

Patsy Ann Baker

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Patsy Ann Baker

December 7, 1935 – February 14, 2018

Age: 82

Patsy Ann Baker Mounger was born December 7, 1935, and she passed from this life on February 14, 2018 in her home with her husband and daughters by her side.  She was 82 years old when she was taken home to be with her Savior, whom she had faithfully served.

A celebration of her life will be held on February 24th at 10 a.m. at the Waurika church of Christ.

Pat was an extremely talented and diverse woman.   Her greatest joy was caring for her family and making for them a wonderful home.  Her home was known for amazing food and fun times.  It was always open to friends, family, and strangers, and no one ever left there without a smile and a full stomach.  Some of Pat’s other endeavors were raising parakeets, selling insurance, helping David on the farm/ranch, owning a small retail store, teaching Bible class, writing books and poetry, and being an inspirational speaker.  Her speaking adventures lead her to almost every state in the United States and even as far as South Africa.  In 1983, she went back to school to obtain a degree in Elementary Education.  She taught fifth grade for 10 years in Comanche, Oklahoma.  These were years she cherished greatly.  She was so loved by her students that upon graduation, her first class of students requested that she be the keynote speaker.   This was just one of many highlights in Pat’s life.

She was born Patsy Ann Thomas, the daughter of Luther Thomas and Lorine Chapman Thomas.  From Lorine she learned to be a fantastic cook and from Luther she learned to love life and to bring joy to many.  She was her Daddy’s daughter right up to the end.

She graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1954.  She began her college education at Abilene Christian College.  After raising a family, she resumed her education at Cameron University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1985.

She married David Clyde Baker, II on November 22, 1956. She and David raised three daughters, Melody Tyler, Lori Reynolds and Vonnita Croy.   To those three daughters were born four granddaughters and two grandsons.  Some of her greatest memories are of family gatherings at their home on the ranch in Sugden, Oklahoma with all the children and grandchildren around her.  David preceded her in death, passing from this life on December 18, 2000.  He and Patsy were married for 44 years.

Pat married Kevin Mounger on June 3, 2005.  She and Kevin made a home for themselves in the Dallas, Texas area.  From the time they met until the time of her passing, they enjoyed almost 5000 days together, and he held her hand as she took her final breaths at their home in Arlington, Texas.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Betty Baccuss, and her husband, David Baker.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Mounger of the home, three children and their spouses, Melody and Steve Tyler, Lori and Jimmy Reynolds, Vonnita Croy and Chuck Croy, and a foster son and his spouse, Allen and Elaine Davis, two stepchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Jennifer Mounger and Amy and Chris Garrett, six  grandchildren, Daryl Tyler, Stephanie Tyler Madden, Whitney Reynolds Brown, Heather Reynolds McGaw, DaVee Croy Deaton, and Caleb Croy, four step-grandchildren, Savanah and Chandler Mounger and Hayden and Leo Garrett, and four great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Clark Brown, Shelby McGaw and Tyler Madden.

She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends, as well as a countless number of acquaintances whose lives she made brighter, if only for a moment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Westview Boys Home, In Memory of Patsy Baker Mounger, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, OK  73550.

Clovon Denise Brubaker

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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 terralfh@pldi.net

Victor Grimes

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Victor Grimes

August 6, 1923 – January 31, 2018

Age: 94

Victor Grimes, 94, of Temple, Texas, passed from this life January 31, 2018. He was born August 6, 1923, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Amos and Ada (Jenkins) Grimes. He married June Derr on April 7, 1944, in Montgomery, Alabama. He finished high school in Waurika and then attended the University of Oklahoma to play basketball.

Victor served his country during World War II, in the Army Air Force/Corps 454th Bomb Group 15th Air Force. He was a B24 bomber pilot and was awarded the rank of First Lieutenant. He served in southern Italy, Germany, Arkansas, Maxwell Field Alabama, Lafayette, Louisiana, and Wichita Falls, Texas. He flew fifty-two missions and received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. After leaving the military Victor worked in Waurika and then moved to Oklahoma City in 1965 to work for APCO Oil. He moved to Temple, Texas, in 1978 to work for Fuel Distributors. He was a Methodist. Victor was preceded in death by his wife June Bug, one daughter Mici Grimes Autin and son-in-law Gerald Wayne Autin, his parents, brothers Valda, Vernon and Vester Grimes and their spouses, and sisters Vida Doyle and Vada Johnson and their spouses, and one niece Karen Dale Roth. Survivors include: his daughter Vici Grimes of Stillwater, OK; grandson – Colin Autin and his wife Melissa of Oklahoma City, OK; great-grandchildren – Emma Reece Autin, Marley Gwendolyn Autin and Caroline Victoria Autin, all of Oklahoma City, OK; niece Jean Johnson of Wichita Falls, TX; great-nieces Kathleen Roth, Taylor Roth, Micayla Proctor and Rebecca Roth, all from Texas, nephew Don Grimes of Dallas, TX; and niece Janell Warren from Texas. Funeral services for Mr. Grimes will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika with Adam Brinson officiating. Burial will be in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Waurika First Methodist Church, 438 East D Ave., Waurika, OK 73573.

Donna Ree Slate

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Donna Ree Slate

December 18, 1957 – February 4, 2018

Age: 60

Our beautiful and talented mother, daughter, sister, and friend went to be with Jesus Sunday morning February 4, 2018.

Donna Ree Slate was born December 18, 1957, in Corpus Christi, TX, to Ella Ree and Glen Alfred Martin. She married John Stanley Turner in 1975, and to that union was born John Robert Turner and Amy Ree Turner. She later married Billy Coy Slate and they had Jess Alan Slate.

Most of her life, Donna lived in or near Duncan, OK. She was a woman with a compassionate heart and was very involved in the formation and opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Duncan. She worked there many years helping young women make difficult decisions. She many times went to schools and gatherings to talk to young people about these issues. Donna loved to draw and she could put words on paper and create a beautiful story. She leaves behind many of these offerings for us to enjoy.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Glen Martin and her first husband Stanley Turner.

She is survived by her children John Robert Turner and his wife Alicia of Whitewright, TX, Amy Ree Owen and her husband Tony of Nocona, TX, and Jess Alan Slate of Duncan, OK, her mother Ella Ree Friend of Addington, OK, sisters Susan Leigh Lee of Duncan, OK, and Sally Jane Estrada of Electra, TX, and her brother Phil Martin of Patison, TX. She is also survived by her ex-husband Bill Slate and her grandchildren Abby, Anna, Ava, Allison, Michael, McKenna, Michaela, and Jaxon.

Funeral services for Donna will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Addington Baptist Church in Addington, Oklahoma with Jason Ebenhack officiating. Pallbearers will be family members. Burial will be in the Addington Cemetery under direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 6:00 PM and Friday morning at the Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. Memorial contributions may be made to the Addington Cemetery Fund, c/o Town of Addington, PO Box 111, Addington, OK 73520. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.

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