Obituaries

Tue
26
Jan

Bill O. Price

Bill O. Price, a retired Beechcraft Raytheon manager, passed away January 24, 2016, at his Augusta home after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Gotebo, Oklahoma, on September 30, 1933. Bill grew up on farms of parents Orville and Jewell Price in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma. After graduation from Cloud Chief he attended Oklahoma University on a baseball scholarship. At OU he chose to enlist in R.O.T.C. and after graduation he served as an officer in the Army. Upon discharge he took employment with Boeing in Wichita. This was followed by other aerospace corporations, Thiokol, Douglas, Litton, and finally Beechcraft. In 1962, he married Carolyn Cash in Augusta, who survives as does his two sons, David Cash (Deborah) of Yukon, Oklahoma, and John (Kristine) of Augusta. He was always an avid OU fan and enjoyed playing golf. In retirement he enjoyed reading western books and trading books with new friends.
Tue
26
Jan

Phyllis Williams

Phyllis Williams was born May 14, 1956, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Daphne Rose and James Leonidas Vanderford. She passed away January 23, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 59 years, eight months and nine days. Phyllis attended schools in Greenhem Common, England, Mountain Home, Idaho, and Tampa, Florida, before moving to Burns Flat, Oklahoma, in 1967, where she graduated in 1974. She married Clyde Keith Williams at Burns Flat, Oklahoma, on March 24, 1973. Together Phyllis and Clyde made their home in Burns Flat where they currently reside. Clyde and Phyllis had four loving children, Michael, Alisha, Erick, and Cole, who were very active students and graduates of Burns Flat High School as well. Phyllis went back to school at Western Oklahoma VoTech where she received certificates in the commercial culinary program and also the business program.

Tue
26
Jan

Windell Bryan Dunlap

Windell Bryan Dunlap was born November 14, 1942, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to H.B. and Anna Lucille (Gibson) Dunlap. He passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2016, in Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 73. Windell was raised in Oklahoma, and the family moved to Dill City in 1959. He graduated from Dill City High School in 1960, then attended Southwestern in Weatherford. On June 25, 1965, Windell married the love of his life, Miss Vicky Brown. They made their home in Cordell, where they raised their children. Windell served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict as a Drill Instructor. He also worked several years for Leo Leeper’s Furniture Store on the courthouse square. He managed United Supermarket until 1972, when he opened Dunlap Body Shop in Cordell, and ran it until his death. Windell was an avid cowboy and served many years as president of the Cordell Round Up Club. He enjoyed reading, watching television, and spending time restoring his 1958 red Chevy Impala.
Tue
26
Jan

JD Dobbs

JD Dobbs was born July 8, 1935, in Putnam, Oklahoma, to Aaron and Flora Dobbs. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family, at his daughter’s house, in Sharon, Oklahoma, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 80. JD was raised in Kiowa County, north of Hobart. As a young child he attended school in Hobart. He started his law enforcement career with the Hobart Police Department in the mid 1960’s. Shortly thereafter he began his career as a police officer at the Cordell Police Department. After serving a few years, JD was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police by Eby Don Walters. After serving his community in this capacity he was appointed and later elected to Chief of Police, a position he held for many years. After his retirement in Cordell, JD went to work for the Sentinel Police Department. He worked there for four years, as Assistant Chief of Police.

Tue
19
Jan

Adalou Penner

Tue
19
Jan

Juanita Hill

Tue
19
Jan

Nita Jean Phipps

Nita Jean Sipes Phipps was born on November 15, 1932, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Austin Eugene and Verna Anita (Kirschner) Sipes and passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at the age of 83 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nita was raised in Cordell and attended Cordell schools, graduating from Cordell High 
Tue
19
Jan

Lessie Dora Mayfield

Lessie Dora Mayfield was born April 6, 1932, in Smithson Valley, Texas, to Hardy and Bula (Stephens) Wren and passed away January 14, 2016, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 83. Lessie was raised in Washita County, attending school in Foss and Cordell.
Tue
19
Jan

Steve England

Stephen Lynn England was born March 14, 1950, to Millard Oral England and Joye Golda (Hadley) England in Cordell, Oklahoma, and passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Union, Nebraska. Steve was raised in Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School in 1968. He continued his education at Southw
Tue
12
Jan

Glenna Taylor

Glenna Taylor was born on August 27, 1940, to Woodrow and Muriel (Evans) Ragland in Hobart, Oklahoma, and passed away January 3, 2016, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. She was raised in the Cloud Chief and Lake Valley communities and attended school in Cloud Chief. Glenna and Frank Taylor were married on December 26, 1957, in Hobart, Oklahoma, at the Methodist Church. They lived in Hobart until 1965, and then moved to North Powder, Oregon, where they worked on a ranch. Glenna and Frank moved their family back to Oklahoma, in 1969, then to Wyoming, and finally moving back to Oklahoma, in the early 1980’s. After Frank’s retirement they moved to Glenna’s family farm in the Cloud Chief Community in 1998, where they built a home. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She also enjoyed growing her roses. She enjoyed doing craft projects and spending time visiting with friends and family.

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