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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Calvin D. Burch

Calvin D. Burch, 66 of Cordell, passed from his life on Wednesday June 14, 2017, at his home. Calvin was born on October 23, 1950, in Cordell. He was the son of Norval Lee and Bonnie Jean (Cochran) Burch. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cordell. He attended Cordell Schools and was a member of the FFA Chapter and played the saxophone in the school band. Calvin married Delores Ivy in 1969, and to this union they had two children. He farmed with his family for several years in Washita county before moving to Southwestern Missouri in 1984. While living in Missouri, Calvin farmed, custom hay baled and operated an automotive repair business. Calvin was an avid collector of many things, but he truly enjoyed collecting guns, RC planes, and classic cars. He loved to hunt and fish, especially with his best friend Roger Britton. He loved watching old westerns, and was always ready for a good BBQ with family and friends.

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Boz Mac Sullivan

May 19, 2015 - June 10, 2017

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Dixon Dale Hubbard

Dixon Dale Hubbard, 83, of Cordell passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Clinton Hospital after a sudden illness. Dixon was born on May 13, 1934, to Dale and Veda (Dixon) Hubbard in Dill City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Cordell High School in 1952, and went to Oklahoma A & M College to study Animal Husbandry. He graduated from Oklahoma A & M in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry, from Oklahoma State University in 1958 with a master’s degree in Animal Husbandry, and in 1960 with a doctorate of philosophy in Animal Nutrition, it’s a nice accomplishment for a Cordell boy whose college chemistry teacher told him he wasn't college material and should go to vocational school. Dixon had a lengthy and successful career in agriculture and cooperative extension at Panhandle State University; Texas A & M University Cooperative Extension Service in Lubbock, Texas; and the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.

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Wilbur Adrian Hawkins

Wilbur Adrian Hawkins, 93, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017. He was the last of ten, born on April 22, 1924, to William Gibbons and Neoma (Colwell) Hawkins in Mountain View, Oklahoma. Wilbur grew up and attended school at Spring Creek Country School until his eighth grade year. He then went to Mountain View, graduating in 1942. It was here he met the love of his life Mildred Franklin. He went to California after graduation because he had seen all the farm life he wanted. He lived with his brother-in-law and sister, Bill and Gladys Horne, and their two children, Billy Duane and Noma Lea. Wilbur came home when WWII broke out and enlisted in the Navy. His tour of duty was in the European Theater. After the war he came home and married Mildred on June 26, 1945. To this union was born one child, Bob. He worked for PSO as a meter reader and a lineman in Clinton, Oklahoma. In January of 1948, they moved to Mountain View, California as many okies did to make their fortune.

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Jimmie Dale Britton

Jimmie Dale Britton, 70, of Sentinel, Oklahoma, passed away on June 8, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1946, to Jimmie and Madge (Cheryl) Britton in Truman, Arkansas. Jimmie married Carla Hardwick on February 20, 1973, and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2011. He was on a softball league and a fireman for the Sentinel Fire Department. In his spare time he loved to go fishing, but most of all he loved his family. Jimmie will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Survivors include a Son, Jeffrey Britton and wife, Melinda of Salisbury, North Carolina; two brothers, Marcus King of California and Chuck King of California; four grandchildren, Caleab, Ethan, Jaxon and Wesley; one great grandchild, Jace; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Sentinel Cemetery, under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Sentinel, Oklahoma.

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