Obituaries

Tue
15
Sep

Dacus Lavern Berry

Dacus Lavern Berry was born July 31, 1930, in the Lake Valley community, to George and Leone (Isbell) Berry. He passed from this life September 11, 2015, at the Cordell Christian Home. Dacus attended school in the Lake Valley and Cloud Chief communities through the eighth grade, finishing his high school education by correspondence at the age of 36. He went to work at age 14 at Jiggs Produce and Creamery. In 1949, he moved to California, and worked in the San Joaquin Valley on a grape ranch. In 1950, Dacus married Peggy June Ellis at Sentinel, Oklahoma, and they lived the first three years of their married life in California. In 1951, a son, Lavern, was born and a daughter, Wanelda in 1953. They moved back to Oklahoma in 1954, and he resumed work for Jiggs Botchlett at the turkey ranch where he worked for the next 23 years. Dacus went to work for the Farmers’ Cooperative Association in Cordell, in 1967, and remained in the grain elevator business until his retirement in 1996.

Tue
08
Sep

Louise Marie (Aachte) Wyatt

Louise Marie (Aachte) Wyatt was born September 23, 1928, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to William and Pearl Lee (Simmons) Aachte, Jr. and passed away Monday, August 31, 2015, at Weatherford Living Center. Louise was raised and attended school in Cordell and graduated from Cordell High School. She earned her bachelor degree from Oklahoma State University in 1951. On August 22, 1948, Louise married Wesley K. Wyatt. She lived most of her life in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and attended the Presbyterian Church. Louise loved gardening, animals, especially her kitty “Sugar”, church activities, and making anything grow and stay alive. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Molly Louise Strickler; son, Dorian “Wade” Wyatt; and exhusband, Wesley Wyatt. She is survived by son-inlaw, Steve Strickler and wife, Laci and granddaughters, Hannah Grace and Ella June Strickler.

Tue
08
Sep

Lois Margaret Martin

Lois Margaret Martin was born October 15, 1935, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to James and Dovie Neeley, and passed away August 31, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Lois was raised and attended school in Cordell, Oklahoma, and graduated in 1958. She and Robert Seward were married in 1958, and to this union one son was born. She worked at various jobs in Cordell, including Martins Bakery and Lefty’s Diner, for many years. In 1974, Lois and Marcus Martin were married until his passing in 2008. Lois worked at the Cordell Christian Home in the kitchen retiring in 1997. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzle books, was an avid race car fan, attending church and serving God, and spending time and visiting with family and friends especially her grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marcus Martin, in 2008.

Tue
08
Sep

Bobby Wayne Nabors, Sr.

Bobby Wayne Nabors, Sr., age 80, formally of Oklahoma City, laid down for a nap on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, and woke up in the arms of Jesus. He was born October 19, 1934, in Cowden, Oklahoma. Bobby worked in heating and air. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, boating and RVing. Bobby loved to tell jokes and was great at story telling. He also enjoyed watching boxing, the nightly news, Oklahoma sports, and going to the horse track. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandpa, Papa and “Bob-Bob.” He is survived by his wife, Ruth Nabors; four children, Cyndi Johnson and husband, Christian, Bobby Nabors, Jr., Debbie McGinnis and husband, Randy, and Pam Brown and husband, Ronnie; nine grandchildren, Christian Johnson, Bobby Nabors III, Jeff French, Laura McGinnis, Jason McGinnis, Shana Franklin, Lesli Arnold, Christi Brown, and Nick Brown; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Nabors and wife, Raedell; and a multitude of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Tue
01
Sep

Joey Lee

Funeral services for Joey Lee, 37, Clinton resident will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2015, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Pastor Vann Leonard. Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Joseph Mikel Lee was born February 11, 1978, to Jack and Peggy (Willis) Lee in Cordell, Oklahoma, and passed away August 26, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Joey was raised in Clinton and Cordell, graduating from Cordell High School in 1996. He was married to Candi Lau on March 16, 2000, in Arapaho. They had made their homes in Clinton, as well as Cordell. To this marriage they had three children, Hannah, Jackson and Jagger. He had been employed with Freightliner and Doanes Pet Care. He later became father to another daughter, Tera Elizabeth. He is preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Waylon Shields. His passion was his children. He enjoyed music and spending time with family and friends.

Tue
01
Sep

Don Wham

Don Wham was born March 8, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Rodillia and Donald Wham, Sr. He passed away August 31, 2015, at Elk City, Oklahoma, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 23 days. Don grew up in Oklahoma City and was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School. He later attended Oklahoma City University. He met Juanita Botchlet on a blind date and their romance blossomed and they were married at Cordell, Oklahoma, on June 11, 1955. They lived in Oklahoma City before moving to Cordell in 1956. They remained there until 1960, when they moved to Tulsa and later returned to Cordell in 1963. He and his father-in-law owned a turkey smoking plant and they also operated Jiggs Don Wham Smokehouse in Clinton. Don and Juanita moved to Elk City in 1969, to make their home. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Tony Dodd, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jiggs and Earlene Botchlet, and a son-in-law, Bill Wilson.

Tue
01
Sep

Bradley Lee Peek

Bradley Lee Peek was born June 2, 1972, in Buffalo, Oklahoma, to Tommy Peek and Jean Morgan, and passed away Monday, August 24, 2015, in Amarillo, Texas. Brad grew up in Cordell, and was a Senior at Cordell High School in 1991. On August 9, 1997, he married Kathi Knight. He worked as a truck driver for Evenson Trucking, and enjoyed fishing, time at the lake, OU Football, and always having a good time. Brad was preceded in death by his mother; both maternal grandparents; and one aunt, Judy Stegman. He is survived by his wife Kathi, of the home; two sons, Derrick Peek and his wife Brittany, of Cement, Oklahoma, and Dustin Peek and his fiancé Luella, of Fort Cobb; two sisters, Lori and her husband Tristan Williams of Cordell, and Misty and her husband Buddy Holman, of Cordell; one brother, Doug Becker, of Ponca City; three grandchildren, Wyatt, Huntleigh, and one on the way; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Tue
01
Sep

Wanda Fern Webb

Wanda Fern Webb, 88, of Elk City, Oklahoma, was born on November 19, 1926, in Sayre, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Henry Hanni and Chalena Hanni. Wanda went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City, Oklahoma. Wanda married Newell F. Webb on December 18, 1950, in Elk City, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1996. She enjoyed being a farmer’s wife, cooking, and watching sports. Wanda loved spending time with her grandchildren and keeping up with her family. She was a member of the Second and Adams Church of Christ in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Tue
01
Sep

Billy Ray Bookout

Billy Ray Bookout was born on the family farm July 4, 1929, in Dill City, Oklahoma, to Iris Ella and Orbin Lee Bookout. He passed away August 29, 2015, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 86 years, 1 month and 25 days. Bill grew up in Dill City, Oklahoma and graduated in 1948. After graduation, he was a truck driver on the harvest and milk route. He was married to Bonnie June (Crabb) Bookout at Dill City, Oklahoma, on October 19, 1949. They remained in Dill City where he went to work for the Pay Master Gin, hauling  otton seed for a few years, until he obtained employment with Washita County. In the late 50's Bill began working for the city of Dill City as the water superintendant and lso later was the water superintendant at Clinton-Sherman Air Base. He also served his community from 1964 to 1984 on the Dill City Volunteer Fire Department where he served as the Fire Chief and was later inducted into the Oklahoma Firefighters Museum.

Tue
25
Aug

Velma (Jimmye) Wallace

Velma (Jimmye) Wallace passed away peacefully August 19, 2015, in Lancaster, California. Jimmye was born in Cordell, Oklahoma, on December 23, 1924, to parents  Barney and Gladys Brence. She married Robert Wallace in Oklahoma, in the 1940’s, and moved to California. They had one daughter, Janet Elaine and many nieces and nephews. Jimmye loved working in  her garden and was an avid seamstress. She retired after working for Bakersfield City schools for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wallace;  daughter, Janet Wallace; and sister, Thelma Fletcher. Jimmye is survived by her two brothers, B.L. Brence and W.A. Brence; many nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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