Obituaries

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
Tue
03
Nov

O.H. Williams Jr.

O.H. Williams, Jr. was born in Geary, Oklahoma, on September 15, 1932, to Ormsby Haney and Lillie (Cranfill) Williams, Sr., and went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 1, 2015. O.H. was raised on the family farm north of Geary. He attended school at Geary and graduated there.
Tue
27
Oct

Jewel Geraldine Igo Baird

Jewel Geraldine Igo Baird, of Cordell, went very peaceable to be with her heavenly father Friday,  October 23, 2015, just six short days before her 99th birthday. Geraldine was born October 29, 1916, to Mason and Osie (Slatten) Igo. On October 28, 1932, one day before her 17th birthday, she married her  husband William Archie Baird. To this union one daughter was born, Lynda Guynell Baird. Archie died September 14, 2002, after a long and happy marriage to his wife and best friend. Geraldine worked at various places, but her greatest passion was cooking great meals for Archie and Guynell, and did she ever spoil them both rotten. She loved spending time with all her family, and loved the family holidays, and Thanksgiving Day was always spent at the Baird’s. Geraldine was not only a great cook, she was a fantastic seamstress and loved sewing for her family and friends. She and Archie enjoyed gardening and then canning their crops.

Tue
27
Oct

Leland Mandrell

Leland Mandrell was born May 12, 1929, in Dalhart, Texas, to Bernice Carroll and Lola Mae (Whitby) Mandrell, and passed away October 22, 2015, at the age of 86. As a young child Leland’s family moved to Dill City, Oklahoma, where he was raised north of town. Leland graduated from Dill City High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Oletta Jane Klein May 1, 1954, in Dill City, Oklahoma. Leland and Oletta made their home in Dill City where they raised their three children. He was a member of the Dill City First Baptist Church, American Legion, and the Dill City Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed boating, water skiing, and fishing. Leland and Oletta enjoyed spending the winter months in South Texas.

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