Denola N. McWilliams

A chapel service for Denola N. McWilliams, 80, Dill City resident, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the Kiesau memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmie Prickett. Burial will follow in the Lawnview Cemetery, under the direction of the Keiasu-Lee Funeral Home. Denola N. (Minyard) McWilliams was born December 15, 1933, to Joe and Nora (Wallace) Minyard in Washita County, Oklahoma, and passed away April 19, 2014, in the St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Denola was raised in the Dill City and Burns Flat area and graduated from Dill City High School in 1952. She married Mr. Don Maddox in 1957. She worked as a Model and also in a Photography Studio in her younger years. She was later married to Mr. Doug McWilliams on August 4, 1982. She has spent most of her life in Western, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Dill City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Douglas McWilliams; four brothers, Bob, Bill, Glen and Elton Minyard; and two sisters, Maudie Williams and Letha Campbell. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Maddox, Dill City, Oklahoma, and Patricia Kay Mitchell, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; three sons, Gary Maddox and wife, Cherie, Elk City, Mike Maddox and Ron Maddox, both of Dill City, Oklahoma; a sister, Florene Thomas, Henrietta, Oklahoma; and a brother, J.B. Minyard and wife, Maude, Pampa, Texas. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Warren Maddox and wife Shy’Ann, Branton Maddox, and Josh Maddox and wife Katy, Lauren Self, Samantha Griffin and Shannah Scott and three great-grandchildren, Malachi Self, Chelsea Maddox, and Georgia Mae Maddox.
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