Obituaries

Tue
07
Jan

Evelyn L. Norris

Funeral Services for Evelyn L. Norris, 90, former Cordell resident, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014, in the Northside Church of Christ in Cordell, officiated by Gantt Carter. Burial will conclude in the  Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma. Evelyn Lorene Norris was born to Robert J. Hartless and Mary Blanche Bryant on October 30, 1923, in Cook County, Texas, and passed away on January 2, 2014, in the Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, California. Evelyn came to Oklahoma at an early age and attended school at Hester and Mangum, Oklahoma. She moved to California in 1943, and was married to Alton Norris on February 3, 1943, in Santa Ana, California. She moved back to Oklahoma in October, 1973, and settled in Cordell. She worked at the Cherokee Trading Post before retiring and had been a resident of California for the past two years.
Wed
25
Dec

Dean Watkins

A funeral service for Dean Watkins, 79, Clinton resident, were held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, December 23, 2013, in the First Assembly of God Church in Arapaho, officiated by Dean Brookshire and burial concluded in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau- Lee Funeral Home. Benny Dean Watkins was born March 22, 1934, to Benjamin Allen Watkins and Lydia Mae (Oliver) Watkins in Fort Supply, Oklahoma, and passed
away early Thursday, December 19, 2013, in the Corn Heritage Village in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Dean was raised in Fort Supply where he attended and graduated from high school in 1952. He enlisted in the U.S. 
Wed
25
Dec

Gearld Morris

Gearld Morris, 74, Rocky, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, December 18,  2013, in Elk City, Oklahoma.He was born on March 1, 1939, to Carl and Mildred (Royster) Morris in Stuart,  Oklahoma. Gearld grew up in eastern Oklahoma and graduated from Gerty High School. He married Elaine Recker on June 2, 1962, and she preceded him in death on January 1, 2010. Gearld served with the United States Army with the Green Berets during the Vietnam Conflict.  He moved to Eakly, Oklahoma, in 1963 and to Rocky, Oklahoma, in 1985. He was an inspector for the Oklahoma Gerald Lawayne Morris State Department of Agriculture for many years. Gearld married Jan Mathews on July 14, 2012. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. Gearld was a three time World Champion All- Around  Cowboy. He was gifted in calf roping and trained many young cowboys.
Tue
17
Dec

Johnny Sells

Johnny Sells, 59, resident of Rocky, Oklahoma, was born on June 25, 1954, in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Kenneth and Nadine (Harmon) Sells, and passed away, December 11, 2013, in Wheeler, Texas. Johnny was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was raised in Carnegie, Hobart and Clinton, where he graduated from Clinton High School. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Johnny joined the National Guard in 1975, serving three years. He married Brenda Britton on March 16, 1981, in Wheeler, Texas. Johnny and Brenda raised their family in Sentinel and Rocky. Johnny had worked in the oilfield industry across Texas, Oklahoma and Columbia, for over 35 years. He was currently working for Linn Energy in the Texas Panhandle, as a drilling consultant. Johnny enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed watching westerns, especially 
Tue
17
Dec

Megan Hurtgam

Megan Hurtgam, 24, resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born on June 21, 1989, in Altus, Oklahoma, to Craig and Lisa (Cantu) Hurtgam, and passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Megan was born in Altus and raised in Cordell. She graduated from Cordell High School in 2007. Megan was President of her Junior Class, and drum major of the Cordell Blue Devil Band, for two years. She was also the library
Tue
17
Dec

Albert “Al” Ainsworth

Albert “Al” Ainsworth was born on April 11, 1937, in Estelline, Texas, to Hiriam and Etta Marie (Doyal) Ainsworth. He passed away on December 10, 2013, in Eakly, Oklahoma, at the age of 76. Al served in the United
Tue
17
Dec

Joyce Swinford

Joyce Swinford, 88, resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born on April 30, 1925, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Ora and Claudie (Tabor) Vermilion, and passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Joyce was born in Rocky and raised in eastern Washita County. She attended Rocky High School. Joyce raised her family in Washita County. She had worked at the Red Barn Restaurant, Ervs and Nadines,  for many years. Joyce had also worked at the Cordell Christian Home as a nurse’s aide, for many years. She loved listening to music. Joyce enjoyed traveling, sewing and watching golf on TV. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
Tue
10
Dec

Clifford Carrel Corbin

Clifford Carrel Corbin was born October 16, 1950, at Cordell, Oklahoma, to Thomas Carrel and Doris Evella Corbin. Cliff passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013, at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, at the age of
Tue
10
Dec

Christene Naddine Millington Goodwin

Christene Naddine Millington Goodwin was born May 28, 1914, in Berlin, Oklahoma, to Cora Dell and Seth Millington. She passed away December 6, 2013, at Cordell, Oklahoma, at the age of 99 years 6 months and 8 days.
Tue
10
Dec

Earl Richard Moore

Earl Richard Moore left this earth to be with our Lord on December 2, 2013. He was born to Leonard Dee 'Son' and Reba Moore of Dill City, Oklahoma, on December 20, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Richie graduated from Burns Flat High School in 1957. He married Evadene Crook of Port, Oklahoma, in 1955. At the age of 16, he pursued his dream of becoming a pilot, and began taking flying lessons from Austin Sipes at the Cordell

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