Emily Earlene (Mackey) Gay

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Emily Earlene (Mackey) Gay, which everyone knew as Cricket, was born November 11, 1962 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Doyle and Viola (Stevens) Mackey and passed away at her home in Cordell, Oklahoma on June 6, 2018 at the age of 55 years old. She is survived by her Fiancé Marcus Seward of Cordell, Oklahoma. She was raised in the Eakly area south of town. She attended Eakly schools and later Hydro schools. She married Hurschel Gay on July 13, 1984 in Weatherford, Texas and they made their home in Carnegie, Oklahoma. They lived in Brundidge, Alabama in 1988. She attained her CDL in 1996 and started cross country trucking. Family moved many times because of employment. She was currently living in Cordell, Oklahoma. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time with her grandsons, and hunting in her lifetime. Emily is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Mackey of Cordell, Oklahoma, and Sarah Overton and husband Shawn of Collinwood, Tennessee; one brother Royce Mackey and wife Bobbie of Hinton, Oklahoma; three grandchildren Braylon, McKenley, and Aiden. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hurschel, and a brother Monty. 86 years and 14 days. Donnie grew up in the Burns Flat community where he graduated from high school in 1950. He attended the University of Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the ROTC. After he graduated with a degree in education in 1954 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was married to Judy Ann Brown on February 28, 1957 and he was immediately ordered to Korea. After 16 months in Korea he was assigned to primary flight training in San Marcos, Texas. He served two tours in Vietnam flying helicopters where he received the Bronze Star. He later flew fixed winged aircraft until his retirement in August of 1974 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He returned to Western Oklahoma where he farmed and ranched in the Burns Flat community. He was married to the love of his life, Laura Ann Allison on November 3, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma and they continued to live in Norman to make their home. Donnie loved flying and playing the steel guitar. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norman, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by parents. He is survived by his wife, Laura, two daughters, Teri Branson and husband, Todd of Edmond, OK, Sheri Mendenhall and husband, Mike of Edmond, OK, one son, Jimmy Reeder and wife, Cathy of Foss, Oklahoma, one sister, Janice Newman and husband, Luther, Clinton, OK and 8 grandchildren; Tyler Branson and wife, Jamie, Tara Branson, AlyssaMendenhall and fiance’ Swade Dungan, Alysson and Trevor Mendenhall, Chyann, Jara, and Madison Reeder, Laura’s Children, Robert Allison, Cyril, OK, Gina Vidmar and husband Jim, and their son, Josh Bruehl and his wife, Anna and their children, Morrison, Hendrix, and Paris as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 10:00 AM at the Whinery Chapel. Burial will be in the Page Cemetery under the direction of Whinery Funeral Service. Condolences may be made online at www.whineryfs. com