Obituaries

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21
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Everett Richard Black

Everett Richard Black, 95, a long time resident of Burns Flat, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on November 17th, 2017. He was born December 3rd, 1921 in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Everett joined the United States Army on June 13, 1942, and served till January 17, 1946. After serving his country, he worked in the coal mines. Soon after he met the love of his life, Janet VanFossen and the two were married on November 1, 1987 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Everett and Janet made their home in Burns Flat, Oklahoma to be close to family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Graveside Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 20th, 2017 at the North Burns Cemetery, Burns Flat, Oklahoma, under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home-Cordell, Oklahoma.

Tue
21
Nov
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Lucille Beech

Funeral Service for Lucille Beech, Cordell resident, was held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Cordell, officiated by Dr. Marvin Hudson. Burial followed at the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell. Lucille Leran Beech was born December 23, 1915 in Texas to Ora and Frankie (Brown) Phillips and passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Cordell, Oklahoma. Lucille was raised in Texas and attended school there. She moved to Cordell, Oklahoma in 1928, where she and her family farmed. Lucille married Lovell Beech in 1935 in Cordell, where they farmed and she worked with her husband as well as taking care of the hired hands by cooking and making sure they were fed. She worked for Robertson’s Factory and the Booster Bag’s and later she worked in Nursing Homes as a Dietitian. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cordell. Lucille enjoyed sewing, gardening, and she was an avid reader.

Tue
14
Nov
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Bobby F. Hardwick

Bobby F. Hardwick passed from this life on November 8, 2017, in Oklahoma City at age 79. Bobby was born on June 6, 1938, in Berryville, Arkansas, to J.W. Hardwick and Omah (Eden) Hardwick. He spent his early school years at Rocky and was a graduate of Dill City High School in 1957. Bobby married Bonnie Faye Knisley on October 29, 1964, in Dill City. Bobby was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dill City. Bobby enjoyed working on the farm near Dill City raising cattle, wheat and cotton. Bobby also worked for over 25 years and retired from Cordell Schools as a bus driver and custodian. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, going to auctions, and going uptown to get the latest news in the coffee shop.

Tue
14
Nov
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Diana Rae Apt

Diana Rae Apt, 59, of Sentinel, Oklahoma passed away on November 7th, 2017. She was born on October 31, 1958 to Thomas Ray and DeLeta (Dew) Caudill in Sentinel, Oklahoma. Diana grew up and attended school in Sentinel graduating in 1976. She met and married the love of her life James Apt, and was blessed to be a stay at home mom. Diana was a member of the United Methodist Church and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Tue
07
Nov
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Lynn Allen

Funeral Services for Lynn Allen, 91, Dill City resident was held 11:00 A.M., Monday, November 6, 2017 at the 5th and Roach Church of Christ in Dill City, Oklahoma officiated by Rod Milner and Gannt Carter. Burial followed in the South Burns Cemetery, South of Burns Flat under the direction of the Kiesau-Leae Funeral Home in Clinton. Lynn Curtis Allen was born June 25, 1926 to Fred C. and Ora Ida (Lane) Allen in Port, Oklahoma and passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the Cordell Christian Home in Cordell, Oklahoma. Mr. Allen was raised in Greer County where he started school. He enlisted in the Army when he was only 16 years old and was released early. When he was 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served during WWII. After his Honorable discharge he returned to Washita County and completed his schooling, graduating from Burns Flat High School. He was married to Norma Jean Reed December 15, 1946.

Tue
07
Nov
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Dorothy Virginia (Boatright) Mintz

Dorothy Virginia (Boatright) Mintz passed away on October 11, 2017. She was born in Cordell, Oklahoma on January 5, 1928 to Newton and Emma (Miller) Boatright. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Clifford Mintz in 1946 and had two children, Allen and Steven. Dorothy and Clifford began their married life in Oklahoma and later moved to California. They resided in Rio Oso, California for ten years, finally settling in Bessie, Oklahoma in 1980. Dorothy worked as a homemaker and medical assistant for most of her life, later returning to school to receive her nursing degree. She retired from the Veterans Hospital in Clinton, Oklahoma. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Mintz in 1982.

Tue
07
Nov
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Kathryn Yvonne Gray Tarbox

Kathryn Yvonne Gray Tarbox was born January 25, 1948 in Rocky, Oklahoma to Lonny and Joy (Tittle) Gray. She passed away on November 1, 2017 in Amarillo, Texas. Kathy was raised on the family farm near Rocky and was the oldest of 8 siblings. She graduated from Rocky High School as Valedictorian of the class of 1966. She married Michael Humphreys on March 12, 1966. To this union three daughters were born. Kathy raised her three adorable girls in their home on Mimosa Street in Cordell where she maintained a beautiful flowerbed and yard. After the girls were raised, she married Dan Tarbox and moved to Amarillo, Texas. She had a very fulfilling career in the banking industry from the early 1970s until her retirement in 2013. She began her banking career at Cordell National Bank, then later went to work as branch manager at Local Federal Bank in Clinton. After moving to Amarillo, she was a bank officer at Amarillo National Bank until her retirement.

Tue
31
Oct
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J.C. Shannon, Jr.

JC Shannon Jr, of Cordell, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, in Lawton, Oklahoma at the age of 59. J. C. was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 3, 1958, to J. C. and Loretha (Martin) Shannon, Sr. He was raised in Cordell and attended Cordell schools graduating in 1977. He worked many years around Cordell as a handyman and in roofing and construction. J. C. loved OU sports and he also enjoyed watching movies and had amassed quite a collection of movies on DVD. Keeping his body in physical shape was very important to him and over the years he had become very well rounded in the training of marital arts. J. C. had a very kind and gentle spirit and loved being around friends and family especially his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, J C and Fannie Loretha (Martin) Shannon.

Tue
31
Oct
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LaNell DeWees Brown

LaNell DeWees Brown, 86 years old, completed her journey in this world and began her new life in heaven on October 28, 2017. She passed away peacefully at the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law. LaNell was born Rita LaNell DeWees to Edna VeNora Askins DeWees and Clarence LeRoy DeWees on January 5, 1931 in Cordell, Oklahoma. She attended school in southeast Oklahoma at Consolidated 8 where her parents were teachers and her dad was the principal as well. Her family moved from the Cordell area and she attended high school in Oklahoma City at Putnam City High School and graduated in 1949. While in high school she played bass drum in the marching band and loved playing basketball with a team that reached the state championship tournament her senior year. She also attended Oklahoma State University, formerly known as Oklahoma A & M, for two and a half years.

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24
Oct
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Sharon Kay Hayden

Sharon Kay Hayden, 62, of Cordell, passed away on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at her residence. Sharon was born December 5, 1954 to Edmond and Bertha (Sides) Wallace in Altus, Oklahoma. She graduated from Granite High School in 1973 and graduated from Sayre Junior College in 1976. Sharon was united in marriage to David Hayden on September 22, 1978 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. She was employed as a Medical Technician at the Cheyenne Hospital for 20 years, then moved back to Cordell and worked at the Cordell Hospital for over 15 years, retiring in 2015. Sharon will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband and mother. Survivors include: two sons, Jared Hayden, Clinton, Oklahoma, and Ryan Hayden, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Seth, Lexi and Jack; twin brother, Fairon Wallace, Tacoma, Washington; sister: Loretta Waddell and husband Robert, Cordell, Oklahoma. Funeral Services were held at 2:00p.m.

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