Obituaries

Tue
14
Jan

Frank Thionnet

Frank Thionnet, 78, resident of Dill City, Oklahoma, was born on January 9, 1935, in Foss, Oklahoma, to Frank Sr. and Iveta (Marriott) Thionnet, and passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014, in Duncan, Oklahoma. Frank was born in Foss and raised in Canute. He graduated from Burns Flat Schools in 1952, where he played on the 1950 and 1951 State Baseball Championship Teams. Frank married Mildred Johnson on July 3, 1953, in Wheeler, Texas. Frank had worked as a heavy equipment operator for various contractors, for many years. He had also worked for Washita County, retiring in 2005. Recently, Frank had moved to Duncan to be closer to family.
Tue
14
Jan

Theodore (Ted) Leon Fariss

Theodore (Ted) Leon Fariss, son of Medlin Holmes Fariss, Jr., and Lola Faye (McCaslin) Fariss, was born in Elk City, Oklahoma, September 22, 1942. He passed from this life Thursday, January 9, 2014, in M.D. Anderson
Tue
14
Jan

Colleen Vernelle Brown

Tue
07
Jan

Jerry Dudgeon

Jerry Dudgeon, 58, resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born on October 9, 1955, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Raymond Emery and Pauline Florence (Dooley) Dudgeon, and passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Jerry was born and raised  in Cordell. He attended Cordell schools, graduating in 1973. He married Marilyn Mueller on March 12, 1976, in Clinton, and to this union, three children were born. Jerry had spent most of his career working in the oilfield with family and close friends. He had also worked for the Bessie Co-op for several years and had farmed. Jerry enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding with friends and family. He was a martial arts enthusiast and was an OSU Cowboy fan. Jerry loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and his friends. Jerry had really enjoyed the time that he was
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

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