Obituaries

Tue
25
Jul

Lesley “Bubba” Dan Baldwin

Lesley "Bubba" Dan Baldwin, age 56, passed from this life suddenly on July 19, 2017, in Cordell. Bubba was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, on July 10, 1961, to Dale and Peggy (McCormick) Baldwin. Bubba was raised in Cordell where he attended Cordell Public Schools and played football and baseball. He graduated with the class of 1980. He worked several years at Cordell Lumber and 17 years in shipping and receiving at Robertson’s Factory in Cordell. Bubba started working for Cordell Public Schools as the school custodian in the early 1990's. He was loved and is remembered by many teachers and many, many students. During the Summer months Bubba was always seen around town setting up and selling his family's produce and watermelons. Bubba was a cowboy at heart and he liked to take the back roads always looking to find a good local rodeo. He was also an avid OU sports fan, loved the Dallas Cowboys, but he cherished the Cordell Blue Devils and the Lady Blue Devils.

Tue
18
Jul

Dessie Meier

Dessie Roberta Meier passed from this life on July 14, 2017, at her home at age 98. She was born on March 20, 1919, in Bessie, Oklahoma, to Buel Allen and Edna (Watson) Allen. Dessie was one of twelve children. She grew up and resided all of her life in Bessie. She was a partner to Gilbert in the farming operation, Sunday school teacher both at Bessie and Burns Flat, taught upholstery at the Vo-Tech in Burns Flat and her upholstery shop was proudly located in the chicken house. Dessie was very active in the Home Demonstration Club; she received her 50 year pin. Dessie’s club was “The Better Neighbors” and yes she was a great neighbor to have. She loved to garden, entertain and cook. Dessie was the most remarkable cook. When her hands touched dough something magical happened, (she made the best cinnamon rolls ever), but the most important thing to Dessie was her relationship with God. She taught Sunday School classes from the age of 16 to 95.

Tue
11
Jul

Homer Adams

Homer Jackson (H.J.) Adams, 97, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday evening, July 5, 2017, from Silverado Memory Care in Kingwood, Texas. He was born February 7, 1920, to Homer Jefferson Adams and Harmon Delia McGavock in Lockney, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Eddie, Wayne, Joe, Lahoma, Helen, and Joyce. His brother, Arlye, of North Carolina survives him. He graduated from Cordell High School and then moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico, just as World War II was getting underway. He was turned down for military service because of a perforated eardrum and went to work at a new startup potash mine in Carlsbad, International Minerals and Chemical Corporation. Homer was a Refinery Foreman and a loyal and hardworking employee of IMC for 42 years. Homer was married to Lindwell Vallandingham in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on December 19, 1940, and they had two children, Joe Wayne Adams, deceased, and Rev. Linda Adams Goddard of Kingwood, Texas.

Tue
11
Jul

Everett Dowell

Everett Neal Dowell, age 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home. Everett was born to Jesse Frank Lee Dowell and Jennie Augusta (Stout) on March 2, 1950, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Everett attended school and graduated from the Ponca City High. Everett was drafted in the US Army in 1969, and he served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. After his service he returned home where he met and married Marsha (Love) on April 10, 1976, in Ponca City. During their 17 years of marriage they had four children John, Jennifer, Marcus, and Shannan. In 2001, Everett met and later married, Peggy Mayo. They were together until her death in February, 2011. Everett moved to the Muskogee area six years ago from his hometown of Ponca City after the death of wife. He loved to go camping and he always enjoyed riding his motorcycle anywhere that he wanted to travel.

Tue
11
Jul

Kent Ellis

A Chapel Service for E. Kent Ellis, 78, former Dill City resident and now of Houston, Texas, will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Sidney Ellis. Burial will conclude in the Prairie Belle Cemetery in Putnam, Oklahoma, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Earl Kent Ellis, 78, passed away after a brief illness on July 2, 2017, in Houston. He spent his final hours surrounded by loving members of his family. Kent Ellis was born in Neosho, Missouri, on November 24, 1938, to Jewell William “J.W.” and Irene Lucille (Goodson) Ellis, but he grew up on the family’s farm outside Dill City, Oklahoma. He married Oreta Cammell (Widener) on January 1, 1960, in Clinton, and they enjoyed 57 happy years together. Kent graduated from the University of Texas, in Austin, and the South Texas College of Law, in Houston.

Mon
03
Jul

Leona Willis

Funeral Services for Leona Willis, 94, Cordell resident will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 3, 2017, in Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Doyle Kinney. Burial will conclude in the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Leona Marjean (Lee) Willis was born on June 24, 1923, to Kelso Lee and Ira Elizabeth (Hawkins) Lee in Gotebo, Oklahoma, and passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton. Leona was raised in Lake Valley, and she also attended Lake Valley School. She married Shirley Willis August 5, 1939, in Clinton. They made their home in Cordell and together they owned and operated the Rite Way Laundry for over 35 years. She also was the head cook for Cordell School for ten years. She had most recently lived in Clinton to be close to her family. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Cordell and had attended the First Christian Church in Clinton.

Mon
03
Jul

Brian Barnette

Brian Adam “Pigg” Barnette passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 32 on June 26, 2017. Family and friends will be celebrating Adam’s life Saturday, July 8, location and time to be announced later this week. Adam was born on April 24, 1985, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to Michael and Teresa Barnette. He was raised in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 2004, where he played on the Red Tornado Football team. He was married to Sierra Barnette on October 14, 2010. They created their lives together in Clinton, adding two children to their family, daughter Lucy Jordan and son Benjamin Shane. Adam took great pride in his many years of employment with SMP Metalworks and Mars Petcare where he made many lifelong friends. At the time of his passing, Adam was employed by McKinsey Motors.

Tue
27
Jun

Albert Dudgeon

Albert Lawrence Dudgeon, 90, of Foss, Oklahoma, was born on December 7, 1926, in Carnegie, Oklahoma, to Floyd Linel and Katie Lee (Pennington) Dudgeon. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, Elk City, Oklahoma. Albert married his sweetheart, Melba Faye Haggard, on January 1, 1950, in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Albert was an avid sports fan who enjoyed all school sports, bluegrass, and gospel music festivals. The softball field in Burns Flat is named in his honor. Albert was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burns Flat, Oklahoma. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Tue
27
Jun

Virginia "Jenny" Delk

Virginia "Jenny" Delk, 26, of Sentinel, Oklahoma, passed away on June 2, 2017, in Cordell, Oklahoma. She was born on February 15, 1991, to David Shawn and Crystal Mae (Winters) Delk in Hobart, Oklahoma. Virginia grew up and attended school in Sentinel and Cordell, graduating from Sentinel High School in 2010. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Jenny loved her children very much, she loved being a mother. Jenny loved being around people. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Tue
27
Jun

Pauline Humphrey

Pauline Humphreys was born on November 2, 1925, to Ida Madden and Millard F. Madden in Booneville, Arkansas. She passed away on June 20, 2017, in Cordell. At a very young age her family moved from Arkansas to western Oklahoma near the Elk City area. She met the love of her life Elmer Humphreys, and, after a brief courtship, they married on December 20, 1943, in Cordell, Oklahoma, just days before he was called away to war. Pauline spent most of her life as a homemaker except for her treasured days at the Elk City hospital working as a nurse and also worked at the Federal Crop Insurance office in Cordell. She was very well known for her beautiful flowers. In addition to creating a showplace out of their country home, she managed to earn "Yard of the Week" with her potted plants after moving into town to a condo with no "yard". Pauline was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

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