Obituaries

Tue
21
Feb

Roger Talbott Hull

Roger Talbott Hull, Clinton, was born on March 8, 1952, and died February 20, 2017. Services are pending with Advanced Funeral and Cremation in Oklahoma City.

Tue
21
Feb

Imogene Holt

Imogene Holt, 90, of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, in Cordell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Amanda B.P. Lockwood and Pastor Marvin J. Hudson officiating.

Burial will follow at Lawnview Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Ray and Martha’s Funeral Homes in Cordell.

Imogene was born in Cowden, Oklahoma, on December 3, 1926, to the late Carson and Otis (Treadaway) Morris.

She graduated from Cowden High School in 1945, where she played guard on the 1944-45 championship basketball team.

Following high school, Imogene attended Braun’s School of Business in Oklahoma City. Upon completion of business school, she moved to Mountain View where she was employed by First National Bank as a teller.

Tue
21
Feb

Kenneth LeDon Thornbrough

Funeral Services for Kenneth LeDon Thornbrough, 77, of Mountain View were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Aaron Lawrence.

Burial followed in the Arapaho Cemetery, in Arapaho, Oklahoma, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Kenneth LeDon Thornbrough was born October 2, 1939, to Zora and Lela (Goff) Thornbrough in Rhea, Oklahoma and passed away early Saturday, February 18, 2017, in the Integris Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Kenneth was raised in Rhea and Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1957.

He soon enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a helicopter pilot and achieved the Rank of Warrant Officer.

Kenneth married Charlene Miller on November 23, 1958, in Rhea. They have made their homes in Clinton and Mountain View.

Tue
14
Feb

Ronnie Soviar

Ronnie Soviar was born March 28, 1954, in Toledo, Ohio, to Alice and Paul A. Soviar. He passed away February 12, 2017, at Burns Flat, Oklahoma, at the age of 62 years, ten months and 14 days. Ronnie grew up in Toledo, Ohio, where he attended and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1972. After graduation he furthered his education at Georgia Tech where he had a scholarship for track and field, and football. Ronnie returned to Toledo and worked for a glass factory and moved to Perryton, Texas, where he worked on the Ellzey ranch for his brother-in-law. In the late 70’s, he began his career in the oil field working for Halliburton in Pampa, Texas, and in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. He was married to Karen Lyn (Jordan) Soviar at Cordell, Oklahoma, on November 12, 1980. After their marriage they made their home in Burns Flat. In 1991, Ronnie began going overseas with Halliburton and continued until his retirement in May of 2015.

Tue
07
Feb

Johnny Ray Berry

Johnny Ray Berry, 67, former Cordell resident, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

He was born May 23, 1949, in Delano, California, to Dalton and Rosa (Martin) Berry.

Johnny graduated from Cordell High School and later joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1968 to 1972.

He trained Quarter Horses for many years for Ann Miller. Johnny was a member of the Cordell VFW Post #4613 and the Clinton American Legion Post #0041.

He has been a resident of the Clinton Veterans Center for the past 17 years.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Dalton and Rosa (Martin) Berry; and brother, Jerry Berry

His survivors include daughter, Lynde Coy and husband, Neil of Elk City, Oklahoma; sister, Illa (Berry) Johnson and husband, Allen of Cordell, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Cameron and Carli Coy of Elk City, Oklahoma; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

Tue
07
Feb

Brandyn Lee Gideon

Brandyn Lee Gideon, 16, of Cordell was born March 1, 2000, in Russellville, Arkansas, and died February 5, 2017, in Washita County, Oklahoma.

Brandyn attended Cordell High School where he was a member of the junior class.

He was a very active young man who made friends easily.

Brandyn wrestled as a heavy weight on the Cordell Blue Devil Wrestling team, played left guard on the football team wearing #66, and played spring soccer.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family camping and fishing.

Brandyn was an active member of The Edge Church and SWITCH youth ministry.

He greatly enjoyed spending time and hanging out with friends.

Brandyn had a very unique way of keeping everyone around him laughing with his jokes and cheerful personality.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ronnie Crone, Charles Lloyd Gideon, Sr., and Judy Gideon.

Tue
31
Jan

Pearl I. Easter

Pearl I. Easter, 97, of Cordell, was born to Jack and Lou (Palmer) Williams in Lula, Oklahoma, and passed away on January 29, 2017, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Pearl was a homemaker. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis Blair in 1951; daughters, Delores Loyall, and Sandra Gail Schmidt; grandson, Buddy Loyall; great-great-grand-daughter, Jessica; and grandson- in-law, Bob Sealey. Her survivors include daughter, Karen Louise Proffitt and husband, Mason of Cordell; stepson, Charles Andrews and wife, Rinda of Washington; ten grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was at 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, and Wednesday February 1, 2017, at Ray and Martha’s Funeral Home in Cordell, Oklahoma. Graveside services for Pearl Easter will be Thursday, February 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at the El Reno Cemetery, El Reno, Oklahoma, with Chris Perrey officiating.

Tue
31
Jan

Kenneth Harold Meharg

Kenneth Harold Meharg, 60, of Rocky, Oklahoma, passed away on January 13, 2017, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Ken was born in Pensacola, Florida, to Harold Lloyd and Clara Evelyn Meharg on February 11, 1956. He went to Tate High School in Gonzalez, Florida. Ken married Sharon Nowak Meharg on August 30, 1980, in Pensacola, Florida. He graduated from Auburn University with his Bachelor’s Degree and the University of West Florida with his Master’s Degree. Ken worked as an agricultural education teacher for 36 years and was an advocate for the National FFA Organization, having been an FFA advisor in both Florida and Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Meharg; stepfather, Jack Brown; and father- in-law, Ernest Nowak.

Tue
31
Jan

Rheda June Butler

Rheda June Butler, 78, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her daughters home in Mangum, Oklahoma. She was born on March 16, 1938, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Lewis Christian and Annie Mae (Davis) Pendleton. Rheda married Clifford "Bud" Butler on January 7, 1957, in Ada, Oklahoma. She worked many years at Robertson Curtain Factory in Cordell, Oklahoma. Rheda knew how to operate all of the machinery there, but spent most of her time on the Pleat Tronic machine. She lived most of her life in Cordell, and was very active in supporting the school activities of her children. Rheda loved Jesus more than anything, along with reading her Bible. She was a member of the New Beginning Assembly of God Church in Cordell. Rheda and Bud were very active in church and they would cook for the church every Wednesday night, until her health prevented them from doing that service. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Tue
31
Jan

"Chip" Roy Earl Spencer

"Chip" Roy Earl Spencer was born August 13, 1962, in Baldwin Park, California, to Peggy Joy Locke. He was raised and attended school in Cordell. Chip loved to go fishing, camping, and tell jokes. He was a jack of all trades working in carpentry, painting, CNA, oilfield, and welding. Chip was preceded in death by parents, Buddy and Peggy Maddox; sisters, Darla Burch and Sandra Serratt; and a twin brother, at birth. He is survived by daughter, Brittany Apald; and grandchildren, Karizma and Kamden of Wichita Falls, Texas; sisters, Carolyn Tucker of Ridgecrest, California, Pat Serratt of Cordell, Oklahoma, and Mickie Collins of Burns Flat, Oklahoma; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Visitation for Chip Spencer will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Ray and Martha's Funeral Home in Cordell

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