Obituaries

Tue
07
Jul

Gwendolyn Raye Searcy

Gwendolyn Raye Searcy was born July 5, 1942, in Milburn, Oklahoma, to Ohma and Carmon Ray Kennedy.
Wed
01
Jul

Gerald Eugene Scott

On the morning of June 28, 2015, after battling the effects of diabetes and kidney failure, Gerald Eugene Scott went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ. At the time of his death, Gerald was surrounded by his loving family in his earthly home in Poetry, Texas. 
Wed
01
Jul

Richard David Williams

Richard David Williams, 76, of Canute, Oklahoma was born on November 22, 1938 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the son of Walter J. and Claire (Pobajeski) Williams.
Tue
23
Jun

Ethelyn “Babe” Garst

Edelma Ethelyn Garst, known as “Babe” to friends and family, a l o n g t i m e Cordell resident, died peacefully with her family surrounding her, on May 15, 2015, after a brief illness at the age of 94. She was born to May (Gripe) and Roy Fisher on May 13, 1921, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In high school she was a Drum Major, President of the Orchestra, baton twirler, played the violin, viola and bassoon, and won awards in diving at state swimming meets. Ethelyn obtained a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at Oklahoma State University. In her senior year at OSU, due to a teacher shortage, she taught band at Jonesboro, Arkansas, then finished her degree over the summer. She also obtained a degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma, while she was teaching at Sentinel.

Tue
16
Jun

Coy Ed Piercey

Mr. Piercey died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Hospice Homeplace in Tyler. He was born on March 6, 1929, in Cordell, Oklahoma, and was formerly of GrandPrairie before moving to Hideaway in 2001. Mr. Piercey was retired from the U.S. Navy. After his retirement he was the Vice President of the IT Department and personal pilot for the Cordell National Bank. He was also a crop duster, a Mason and Shriner. Mr. Piercey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wannell Piercey of Hideaway; three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Jarrett Major and husband Charles of Dallas, Carol Davis and husband Don of Hideaway, and Patti Turner and husband Bill of Richmond; hree brothers, Ronald Pierceyof Cordell, Von Piercey of Dallas, and John Piercey of Dallas; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren

Tue
16
Jun

Kenneth E. Lancaster

Kenneth Lancaster (Bill) was born near Gotebo, Oklahoma, on April 12, 1925, to Sim and Rudell Lancaster.He spent his childhood on the family farm, along with his two sisters, Marie and Dorothy, and attended Lake Valley School. After High School Bill joined the Marine Corps and served his country from1944-1946. After returning home,he attended Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma. In January of 1950, Bill married JoAnn Janes in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma. In 1952, Bill and JoAnn moved west and settled in Port Orchard, Washington. Bill enjoyed his employment for over 30 years at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a Marine Machinist, retiring in 1982. One of his greatest enjoyments as planting a gardenevery spring, and sharing his bounty with family, friends and neighbors. He would tell his life story to anyone who would listen and made countless friends in the process.

Tue
16
Jun

Anna Belle Bennett

Anna Belle Bennett, 86, of Carnegie, Oklahoma, passed away on June 9, 2015, inHydro, Oklahoma. She was born on December 9, 1928, to Marvie B and Tina (Aplin) Beckham in Colony, Oklahoma. Anna Belle graduated from Colony High School in 1946, and later went on to marry WB Bennett at the Bethel Baptist Church on March 15, 1947. She was a member of the Alfalfa Baptist Church, Home Extension Club, Rebekah Lodge in Alfalfa, and Cowden Precinct where she helped with voting. Anna Belle was well known for her quilting and was an excellent seamstress. Her survivors include her spouse, W.B.

Tue
02
Jun

Bonnie Sue (Morton) Price

Bonnie Sue (Morton) Price passed away peacefully in her home on May 22, 2015. She was born to Carrie (Hanner) and Walter Morton in Uniontown, Arkansas, on Christmas Eve, 1919. Her family later moved to

Tue
02
Jun

Loretta Vaniman Goodfellow

Loretta Goodfellow, 78, was welcomed into the loving arms of the Lord on Friday, May 1, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Goodfellow was born and raised in Cordell, Oklahoma, and graduated from Cordell High School in 1955. She had been a resident of Mansfield, Texas, since 1974. Loretta retired from the government as a Manufacturing Loretta Vaniman Goodfellow Engineering Specialist, at the Defense Contract Management
Agency, for the Department of Defense. She enjoyed being a member of various organizations, countless hours of volunteer work, and spending time with her grandchildren, Hunter and Alex. Loretta made it a priority to help her family, as well as others. She was definitely more of a giver than a receiver of help. She will be missed terribly by her family and friends. Hunter and Alex will forever have a void without their

Tue
26
May

Norman O’Halloran

Norman O’Halloran was born on April 5, 1926, and passed away on May 16, 2015. He was a native of Cordell, Oklahoma, graduating high school in 1943. He served in the Army and Army Air Corps and as a member
of the Army of Occupation in Japan. Norman attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) using the G.I. Bill, married Barbara Alice Hopper on June 3, 1949. He graduated in January, 1952, with a B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Norman’s business career panned four decades beginning in Oklahoma City, in various hotel and club management

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