Obituaries

Tue
08
Dec

Geneva Massey Langford

Geneva Massey Langford, age 99, of Wellington, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Geneva was born on December 26, 1915, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Ode and Mollie Peters Massey. She was the granddaughter of Nealas and Tennie Brown Massey. Geneva married Henry Langford on August 17, 1934, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He died in 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She had worked at Ingram’s Fabrics and Hatch Dry Goods. Geneva was preceded in death by two sons Loyd Ray in 1995, and Dan in 2012. She is survived by two sons, H.C. Langford and wife Frank- Geneva Massey Langford ie of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Donald Langford and wife Carol of Valencia, California; two daughters, Janelle Fielding and husband Garland of Garland, and Jan Chambers and husband Eddie of Graham; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.

Tue
08
Dec

Della Rogers

Della Rogers was born June 17, 1928, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Otilla and Albert F. Schneberger. She passed away December 3, 2015, in her home at the age of 87 years, five months and 16 days. Della grew up on the family farm west of Burns Flat and attended St. Francis Catholic Schools and also Burns Flat High School. She was married to Clifford Ledbetter in January, of 1947, and they made their home in the Canute area where they farmed for themselves and others. After Clifford's death on December 24, 1970, Della continued to live on the farm until she was married to Keith Rogers and they made their home in Elk City and Burns Della Rogers Flat. They owned and operated Rogers Grocery in Elk City and later Rogers Grocery and Western Wear in Burns Flat before their retirement in 1983. She served as president and vice president in Womens Aglow and held numerous prayer meetings in her home.
Tue
08
Dec

Michael “Marble Mike” Ray Beach

Michael “Marble Mike” Ray Beach, 59, of Cordell, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015, in his home. He was born on August 29, 1956, in Fidelity, Illinois. Michael graduated from Southwestern High School in 1974, in Piasa, Illinois. He married the love his life, Rita Castleberry on November 8, 1974, in Carlinville, Illinois. In 1978, they moved to Cordell, Oklahoma, where they had made their home. Michael worked for the City of Cordell for six years, before going to Kiwash Electric Company working there for the past 23 years. Mike enjoyed making marbles, hunting, trading, spoiling his dog, Bandit, and visiting with friends and family. He also enjoyed the time he spent at Kiwash with his coworkers who became close friends and extended family. Mike and Rita did not have any children of their own, but they had many people who became “their kids”, raising some as their own. Many lives have been touched and forever changed by Mike and Michael “Marble Mike” Ray Beach Rita.

Tue
01
Dec

Carron Molly Polk

Carron Molly Polk, 72, of Dill City, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, November  25, 2015, at her home. She was born in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Earl and Jewel Griffith on November 21, 1943. Carron grew up in the Rocky/ Hobart area and moved to Dill City in 1974. She married Johnny Polk on September 13, 1976, in Elk City, Oklahoma. Carron loved spending time with her family and in her garden. She also enjoyed sewing and making quilts and blankets for her family and friends. Carron is survived by her two sons, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, two brothers, and one sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Johnny. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 29, 2015. Burial followed at Lone Wolf Cemetery, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart 

Tue
01
Dec

Allie Marie Gunning

Allie Marie Gunning was born June 22, 1999, in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and passed away at the age of 16 in Cordell, Oklahoma. She was a Junior at Cordell High School and a class officer. Allie was a former member of the Cordell Blue Devil Band and played the Baritone. This past fall she started taking culinary classes at Western Technology Center in Burns Flat where she was an Officer in that Department. Allie really enjoyed all of her classes. She was very creative and enjoyed making creative projects with her mamal Doris. Allie also enjoyed spending time with her friends, especially her brother Aaron. She had a very tender heart for animals and concern for their well-being. So it was very natural for her to develop an avid interest in becoming a vegan. Allie and her mamal Tina spent lots of time making vegan dishes as well as shopping. She loved to write poetry, music, short stories, YouTube and keeping her blog Allyssa Lyssa current.

Tue
24
Nov

Violet Ida Scanlon

Violet Ida Scanlon, 98, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in Hobart, Oklahoma. She was born on December 28, 1916, in Moundsville, West Virginia, to Homer and Bammie (Longwell) Williamson. Violet moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to pack ammunition for WWII, where she met Raymond Scanlon. She married Raymond on September 27, 1946. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2000. Violet worked hard all of her life, being a nurses aide, manicurist, and managing the Housekeeping Department at Boca Raton Hotel Violet Ida Scanlon and Club in Florida for many years. She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Whitehouse, Texas, and was very active in the Woman's Auxiliary in Tyler, Texas. Violet married Joseph Hopper on December 20, 2008, in Rocky, Oklahoma. In 2012, Violet and Joseph made their home in Hobart, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Calvary Life Assembly of God, Hobart, Oklahoma.

Tue
17
Nov

Phil Symcox

Phil Symcox was born in Altus, Oklahoma, on April 30, 1932. He was the younger of the two sons of Raymond and Vera Symcox. His childhood was spent in Cordell, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Cordell High. The family moved to Norman, in 1950, when Phil matriculated at the University of Oklahoma and Raymond purchased City National (now First Fidelity) Bank. He majored in accounting and graduated in 1954. Phil then spent several years as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force working as the budget officer for the Ardmore Airforce Base in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Upon mustering out of the Air Force, he started working at the family bank as a bookkeeper, rising eventually to executive vice president and chairman of the board of directors. He met and married Betty Dolman in 1958, and they made their home in Norman for the next 37 years, raising two children, Keith and David Symcox.

Tue
10
Nov

Toni Ainsworth Smith

Tue
10
Nov

Harold J. Slaton

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Tue
03
Nov

Artie Lee Salmon

Artie Lee Salmon was born June 8, 1930, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Bill and Rosie Salmon, and passed away November 2, 2015, at the age of 85 in Clinton, Oklahoma. As a young child Artie’s family moved to California. He attended school in Brawley, California. Artie joined the US Army at a young age an

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