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John Henry “Bubba” Jones, Jr. 


John Henry “Bubba” Jones, Jr., 52, Altus, Okla., passed away March 29 at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation services have been entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com. 






Ricki Jeanne Dickerson 

Ricki Jeanne Dickerson, 68, Farmers Branch, Texas, passed away April 3. Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. April 12 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com. 





Michael Anthony “Mike” Amore 

Michael Anthony “Mike” Amore, 56, Cheyenne, Okla., died at his home April 7. Celebration of Life services will be 2 p.m. April 12 at Kincannon Funeral Home. 




Robert Samuel “Bob” Johnson


Robert Samuel “Bob” Johnson, 70, Altus, Okla., passed away April 3 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 7 at Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Burial followed with military honors at the Altus City Cemetery, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.



Ruperto “Pepe” Rosalez

Ruperto “Pepe” Rosalez, 83, passed away March 31 at his home in Mangum, Okla. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. April 3 at the Fuente de Salvacion Church with Alfredo Montez officiating. Burial followed in the Blair, Okla. Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at www.kincannonfuneralhome.com. 



William Martin Fancher

William Martin Fancher was born on July 16, 1925 to O. R. and Pearl Fancher from Olustee, Okla. One of 10 children, Bill is survived by two brothers and three sisters: Kay, Sid, Paula, Sue, Mary and departed are Boyd, Linda, Wilma and Theda. His surviving children are Greg Fancher, of Olympia Wash., Denise Tull, of Edmond, Okla. and Gwen Schryver, of Canyon City, Col. including nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Bill enlisted in the Navy during WWII and served in the Philippines. Returning from the war, he enrolled in the University of Oklahoma’s Law program. After graduating from OU he settled in Altus, Okla. for a short period of time before moving to Hollis, where he resided with his wife, Jennella (Setliff ) Fancher. He settled into a private law practice in Hollis for the majority of his career. His career was robust as he moved from his private practice to District Attorney and ultimately an Assistant District Judge.

He was well suited to the rural farming community and called it home until his wife passed away in June 16, 2006. His love for people will bring many memories to those who knew him. Active in the First Baptist Church of Hollis, he counselled many during their trials of life.

His later years were filled with unexpected travels when he moved to California. Sitting on the beaches of southern Orange County and bowling three consecutive games, at age 84, on Camp Pendleton’s Marine Base were some of the most memorable moments.
Ultimately moving to the Olympia area where he lived out his final days with his son, Gregory Fancher. His favorite times there were walking around historic sites of the Puget Sound and driving through the majestic Douglas Fir trees.

His general good health kept him active until late September of 2013. Following a series of medical events, his strength began to decline, and finally congestive heart failure took him in his sleep on Saturday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. He was 88 years old when he passed.

He left impressions on all who crossed his path. The staff of the last medical facility he entered lined the halls during his exit to say. Good-bye Judge, Good-bye Bill, Good-bye my friend. his last words to them., “I love you all and it’s not puppy love”

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel in Hollis with Kent Shirley officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral. com.



Eulan “Gary” Carter


David Keith Powell, 55, Blair, Okla., passed away March 27 at his home. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. March 29 at the Blair First Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Altom officiating.

Burial followed at the Blair Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Thelma Lodena “Sandy” Grider Dillon Wasek

Thelma Lodena “Sandy” Grider Dillon Wasek, 93, Altus, Okla., passed away March 22 at the English Village Manor. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 27 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Doug Altom officiating.

Interment was in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home. The family hosted a visitation at 1 p.m. prior to the service at the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anne Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the Amrican Revolution, c/o Mary Holsey, at Altus Coldwell Banker Realtors.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



James (Jim) Lewis Fishback


James (Jim) Lewis Fishback, Sr, 66, of Vinson, Okla., passed away peacefully on March 14, 2014 with his family by his side.

Jim was born on Dec. 5, 1947 in Richland, Mo., the son of Oliver and Kathleen (Harris) Fishback. He graduated from Kansas City College and Bible School. He married Darla Sanders Jan. 9, 1969. The family, along with many friends, has lost a wonderful human being. His passions were his family, ministry and music, and his sense of humor, contagious laughter and unrivaled guitar picking will be greatly missed.

Jim honorably served his country for two years as a Boatswain’s Mate in the U.S. Navy, which included a tour to Vietnam. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Navy never left him, as friends and family will attest.

After receiving the call to ministry, Jim began his Pastoral career by starting the Gentry Church of God (Holiness) from 1984 until 1990. This church remains open for worship to this day. His ministry took him to the Olathe Church of God (Holiness) from 1990 until 1993, when he became the Pastor of the Church of God (Holiness) in Garland, Texas. In 1996, his ministry took him to Hollis where he began pastoring the Hollis First Church of the Nazarene. Jim fell in love with the people and land of southwest Oklahoma and quickly became a loved and well-respected member of the community. Jim faithfully served the church and the Hollis community for 17 years and planned to retire while fulfilling his lifelong dream of farming in Vinson.

His life was interrupted, but while he was on this earth, he loved people, and his smile and charming ways can never be replaced. Jim was one of a kind.

Those who will miss Jim the most include his wife, Darla; children James L. Fishback, Jr and wife, Mary, of Bentonville, Ark., Michael D. Fishback and wife, Kim, of El Reno, Okla., D. Michelle Fishback of Amarillo, Texas and Jonathan Richard Fishback, of Vinson; grandchildren: Bradley, Brittany, Allen, Meagan, Brandon, Michael, Celeste, Laura, Orin, Tommy, Justin; siblings: Susan Kaye Almaraz and husband, Rafael, of Dallas, Texas, Vicki Lynne Fishback, of Bentonville, David Allen Fishback of Winlock, Wash., Debra Jean Almaraz and husband, Alfonso, of Lancaster, Texas, Paul Mark Fishback of Stockton, Cal., Kathleen Anne Long of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a host of other family members to include aunts, uncles, cousins, and many nieces and nephews, and a host of close friends.

He was reunited in Heaven with his Mother, Mary Kathleen (Harris) Poe; Father, Oliver Lester Fishback, three brothers, Michael Dean Fishback, Thomas Oliver Fishback, Jonathan Richard Fishback; one sister, Wendy Elizabeth Tucker; one nephew, James Oliver “Ikey” Stanley, and many other loved ones.

Service to celebrate Jim’s life were held at the Hollis First Church of the Nazarene, with Brother Joe Cantu officiating. Burial will be at Cave Creek in Vinson.

Please view the online obituary and share memories at www.harmoncountyfuneral. com.




Gary Wadley

DENISON- Gary Mac Wadley, 70, of Denison, Texas passed away Thursday morning March 13, 2014 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

He was born January 12, 1944 in Hollis, Okla. to Fred and Juanita Latham Wadley. He was educated in Arnett schools and was a floor man all his life. During his career he worked for and with several people including Billy Tallbot whom became a lifelong friend. He married Alice Taylor, April 12, 2002, in Denison. He enjoyed farming, fishing, camping and hunting and most of all spending time with his family, and his grandkids were most special of all.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Dickie, Cathy, Onita and Ronnie Wadley.

Surviving is his wife Alice Wadley of the home Denison, son Randy Wadley and wife Melody of Childress, Texas, daughter Leslie Wadley of Tyler and husband Bobby of Quanah, Texas, step son Allan Conn and wife Amanda of Wichita, Kansas, step daughter Janet Wall of Wellington, Kansas and step daughter Rebecca Queen of Denison; bothers and sisters Kenneth Wadley and wife Carol, Carl Wadley, JoNell Murphy and husband Ronnie, Rita Chance and husband Jerry Don, Eddie Wayne Wadley, and Kellie Wright and husband Jimmy; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of the life of Gary Wadley was held March 16 at Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert.

Condolences may be made online at cunninghamfuneralhomesok.com




Trudy Combs

Trudy Combs, 85, Altus, Okla., passed away March 10 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. March 14 at the Altus City Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Reda Jean Crouch

Reda Jean Crouch, 74, Elmer, Okla., passed away March 9 at the Plantation Village Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., March 12 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Dr. Roy McDaniel, Pastor Rick Crouch and Rev. Tom Fisher officiating. Interment followed in the Francis Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes in Jean’s name, 4704 N.W. Motif Manor, Suite 3, Lawton, OK, 73505. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.

Wilmoth Ellen McNeill, 89, of Hollis, Okla. passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel in Hollis with Kevin Crockett and Carter Stewart officiating. Interment followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.
 
Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral. com.





Wilmoth Ellen McNeill

Wilmoth Ellen McNeill, 89, of Hollis, Okla. passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel in Hollis with Kevin Crockett and Carter Stewart officiating. Interment followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral. com.




L.J. George  

L.J. George, age 84, of Vinson, Okla. and a lifelong resident of the Carl Community, Harmon County, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Harmon County Memorial Hospital, in Hollis.

L.J. was born in the Carl Community, Oklahoma on Dec. 14, 1929 to Luther Leonard and Ruby Pauline (Conaway) George. L.J. served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and he received an honorable discharge. On Oct. 11, 1948 he married Carmen Martin in Perryton, Texas and they were married for over 65 great years before his death. L.J. worked as a farmer and rancher and loved all his animals and cattle. L.J. was a very enthusiastic motorcycle rider, he loved to ride and be at motorcycle events. He loved his family and took care of them and he will be missed very much.

Preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Monte Kromer; one sister, Janetta Kelley; two grandsons, Jeramy Bryson and Brandon Nash; and granddaughter, Erin Nicole Nash; L.J. is survived by his wife Carmen George of the home; two sons, James George and his wife, Debbie of Spearman, Texas; Leslie George, of Vinson; two daughters, Vickie Kromer, of Vinson; Rona Nash, of Vinson; one sister, Yvonna Goicovich, of California; nine grandchildren: Faith, Shawna, Cliff, Derek, Sarah, Jared, Caleb, Deneile, and Devin; 18 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Funeral service were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Harmon County’s Funeral Home Chapel with Jesse Motley and Gerald Chambers officiating. Interment followed at Independence Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home-Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Imogene “Jean” Worrell


Imogene “Jean” Worrell, 91, Altus, Okla., died Monday, March 10, 2014 at English Village Manor in Altus. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Kincannon Funeral Home, with Tom Bailey officiating. Burial followed at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome. com.



Carlie Marie “Weegie” Gee


Carlie Marie “Weegie” Gee was born May 2, 1922. She passed from this life to heaven on March 2, 2014 at the age of 91. She is survived by her children, HT “Butch” Gee and his wife. Susan; her daughter, Carol Judd and husband, Bill. Five grandchildren, Erik Gee and his wife, Angie; Karen Judd- Alsup; Kevin Judd and his wife, Lindsay; Patricia Gee and her husband, Jeff Little; and Sharissa Rattan and her husband, Jimmy. Nine great-grandchildren: Seth, Payton, Garren, Nick, Silas, Macy Carlie, Alex and Lilly; one sister, Marjorie Byrd; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Clay H. Gee; three brothers, Dan Goad, Jim Goad and Jack Goad; and one sister, Jeanette Cain.

“Weegie” was a long-time member of the Noble United Methodist Church, Noble, Okla. She also was a member of the Oklahoma Order of the Eastern Star. In 1942, she was named Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete at Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Okla. She was an energetic, loving woman that will be missed by all who knew her.

Services were held Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, 1820 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, Okla. at 10 a.m. Graveside services followed at the Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis at 4 p.m. A family visitation/viewing time was set for Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 5-7:30 p.m.




James William “Coach” Cole

James William “Coach” Cole, 86, of Ardmore, Okla. passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. J. W. had been ill for the past year, suffering from dementia.

Coach Cole was born on Aug. 14, 1927 at Hollis, which he always considered as home. Born to the late James William Cole, Sr. and Cora Gresham Cole, J. W. was greatly influenced by his grade school, Junior High and Senior School coach and dear friend, Joe Bailey Metcalf, in the direction and occupation he would follow in his life.

Following graduation from high school, J. W. had earned a football scholarship at the University of Oklahoma (OU). At OU, he was lineman on the football team and on the varsity squad for three years, contributing to the 31 straight victories the Sooners chalked up during that time. He was a member of the 1950 National Championship squad, coached by Bud Wilkinson, his mentor and idol. He graduated at OU in 1951 and worked the following year as an assistant line coach with the Sooners.

J. W. and the former Lottie Payne were married Aug. 26, 1950. They were the parents of three daughters, Jan, Jo Caron and Kaylin.

J. W.’s coaching career was interrupted for a time when he was called to serve in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. First Lt. Cole served honorably and for his service was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

J. W. was chosen by Coach Metcalf to be his assistant coach at Southwestern State University at Weatherford, Okla. This was his first coaching job after a tour of duty, serving in the U. S. Army in Korea. In 1966, J. W. went Northwestern State College where he was for two years the line coach before being named head coach of the NW State Rangers football team.

J. W. has a long and successful career in coaching, teaching and being a high school principal. He and Lottie have called Norman, Lawton, Weatherford, and Alva, Okla.; Clovis, N.M., and for the last 39 years, Ardmore, home. One of his favorite positions was from 1978 to 1990 when he was high school principal at Lone Grove, Okla. High School. Coach Cole was of Baptist faith from a very early age and his family was very involved in church activities.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63, years, Lottie Cole, of the home; daughters Jan Rhoton of Borger, Texas, Jo Caron Cole of Ft. Worth, Texas and Kaylin McCarty and husband, Bob McCarty, of St. Peters, Mo.; three grandsons, Matthew McCarty and his wife, Emily, Cameron McCarty and Brandon McCarty; sister, Juanita Spencer, of Amarillo, Texas; sister-in-law, Lou Ann White; nephew, Otis Burk; nieces, Barcine Smith, Raylene Robison, Cookie Scott, Mona Hodges and Lola Warnix; and he leaves behind his little companion dog, Rudy. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

The Cole family wishes to thank all the wonderful staff and caregivers at Woodview Home for their compassionate care; they all became his family.

Private family services was held at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel.

Cremation-With Care was provided by Harvey- Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory; Condolences to the family may be sent online at www.hdouglassfuneralhome.com. 




Barbara Christiana Couchman


Barbara Christina Couchman, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at the Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater, Kan. She was born March 15, 1938 at Dr. Shelley’s office on Main Street in Coldwater and was the daughter of Verner and Mabel (Workman) Blackard.

A lifetime resident of Coldwater, she was a registered nurse. Barbara was a member of the United Methodist Church and Beta Sigma Phi of Coldwater. She attended grade and high school in Coldwater and was a graduate of Coldwater High School. She graduated from Wesley School of Nursing.

In January of 1958, she started as a student nurse, being paid $724 per day and worked 19 days at that rate. She began working at Comanche County Hospital in August of 1959 and became director of nursing in July of 1976. In addition, Barbara assisted in surgery and obstetrics. She later became the interim hospital administrator and worked until June of 1988 when she became clinic nurse for Dr. Goering. Barbara returned to the hospital in February of 1991, working in medical records until she retired in January of 2002 after 41 years of service.

On July 22, 1967, she married Charles Couchman at the Methodist CHurch in Coldwater. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Monte Bruch\e Couchman and his wife, Cindy, of Lindsborg, Kan. and Jeff Charles Couchman and his wife, Jill, of Newton, Kan.; a foster son, Travis Benoist and his wife, Amariah, of Salina, Kan.; three brothers, Pat Blackard, of Marysville, Kan.; Bob Blackard and his wife, Brenda, of Independence, Kan. and Mice Blackard and his wife, Kathy, of Beaver Okla.; a sister, Ginger Clark and her husband, Richard, of Protection; six grand children: Clayton and Carter Couchman, Lauren and Samuel Couchman and mahpiya-Chauncy and Mato-Thorpe benoist. In addition to her parents, Barabara was preceded in death by a sister, Donna woods.

Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at the United Methodist Church, Coldwater, with the Rev. Gary Merritt presiding.

Memorials may be sent to the Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater, in care of Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, P.O. Box 417, Coldwater, KS 67029.




Wayne E. Wood, Sr.

Wayne E. Wood, Sr., 81 years, passed away in Wichita Falls, Texas on Feb. 25, 2014. He was born June 19, 1932 in Eldorado, Okla. to Pioneer Parents, Willis and Ruby Wood, longtime residents of Harmon County, Okla. Growing up he attended Louis/Hill elementary and graduated from Gould High School in 1950 and attended Cameron College and was a member of the first baseball team ever to represent Cameron College.

He is survived by a brother, Larnce Wood and a sister, Inez Wood, of Wichita Falls, and five children, Buddy Wood, Eldorado; Kenny Wood, Austin, Texas; Candace Rodriquez, Houston, Texas; Justin Wood, Sedro Woolley, Wash.; Vicky Wood, Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a number of cousins, nieces, nephews and foster children.

A graveside memorial will be held June 14, 2014 at Louis Cemetery at 10 a.m.




R.L. Copeland

R.L. Copeland, 79, Altus, Okla., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at the English Village Manor. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Dyke Crane officiating. Services are under the care of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Virginia McDaniel

Virginia McDaniel Ray, 93, Altus, Okla., died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 after a long life. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Altus City Cemetery. Rev. Doug Altom officiated. Services have been entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to: kincannonfuneralhome. com.



Doris M. Sierer

Doris M. Sierer, 85, Altus, Okla., passed away Feb. 25 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Olustee, Okla. Cemetery with Rev. Doug Altom officiating. Services are under the care of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Altus. Online tributes may be made at www.kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Perry L. Weeks

Perry L. Weeks, 81, Altus, Okla., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at his home.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Mark Olson officiating. Services are under the care of the Kincannon Funeral Home.



Connie Juanita Graves

Connie Juanita Graves, 93, Altus, Okla., formerly of Hollis, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the English Village Manor. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the Hollis First Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Lyles officiating. Burial followed in the Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Connie Juanita Beanland was born on March 25, 1920 to Luther Warren and Susie (Hunter) Beanland at home in the Bethel Community, Okla. Connie and O.D. “Slab” Graves were united in marriage on April 2, 1940 in the Bethel Community. She was a former member of the Antioch Baptist Church, where she played piano and taught Sunday School for many years. Connie brought many kids from Hollis to go to church with her. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hollis. Connie enjoyed planting and tending her flower garden and sewing, but her true love was being with family and taking care of her grandchildren.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Lois Patrick.

She is survived by her son, Perry W. Graves and wife, Roberta, of Blair, Okla.; a daughter, Marsha J. Jones, of Blair; grandchildren Daren Jones and wife, Kristi, of Vinson, Okla., Dawn Cargal and husband, Jud, of Blair, Devin Graves and fiancée, Annissa, and her daughter, Avery, of Altus, Holly Graves, of Altus, Shad Graves and wife, Jenny, of Altus, Tanner Graves and wife, Amanda, of San Diego, Cal.; great-grandchildren Hunter Cargal, McKenna Cargal, Dayton Graves, Gavin Graves, Aviary Graves and Evelynn Graves.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Orval Dale Orr

Orval Dale Orr, 75, of Amarillo, Texas died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the San Jacinto Church of Christ with Glen Walton, minister, officiating.

Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Orval was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Hollis to Arvle and Violet Orr. He married Shirley Giles Hughes on July 3, 1975, in Amarillo. Orval worked at the ASARCO copper refinery for more than 30 years. He loved spending time with his family.

Orval was an active member of the San Jacinto Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Dale Orr; two grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Orr, of Amarillo; four sons, Michael Todd Orr and wife, Terri, of Amarillo, Leslie Kent Orr and wife, Beverly, of Hollis, Ralph W. Hughes and wife, Teri, of Amarillo and Robert L. Hughes and wife, Joanie ,of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Lisa Gail Orr Wilson and husband, Kim, of Three Forks, Mont; two brothers, Nolan Ray Orr, of Houston, Texas and Jerry Orr, of Milsap, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and sevem great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX. 79118.






Iris LaVerne Sheets

Iris LaVerne Sheets, 90, passed away Feb. 23, 2014 in the Colonial Manor in Hollis after a short illness.

LaVerne was born Sept. 1, 1923, in the house on her parents homestead near Guymon, Okla. She attended elementary school at Banner country school. In 1941, she graduated from Guymon High School. She married Floyd Wesley Sheets of Spearman, Texas on Oct. 18, 1942. They spent the majority of their life on the family farm where she was born. She was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband in farming and other businesses. In 1982, they moved to Gould, Okla. and worked for the Gould Schools where they enjoyed the life of being around the teachers and students. Since 2007, she has lived in the Colonial Manor in Hollis. LaVerne was a member of the Hollis Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, parents, Martha Ann (Mallard) and Edgar Lee Weatherford and her seven siblings, Claud, Raymond, Carroll, Maudie Webb, Velma Roden, Ozella Chisum and Lucille Doley. Survivors include four daughters, Gail Cansler and husband, Bob, of Gould; Winnell Whitehead and husband, Russ, of Woodward, Okla.; Luann Burford and husband, David, of Drummond, Okla.; and Joyce Allen and husband, Terry, of Quanah, Texas. Also surviving are her nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

The family wants to express a special thank you to the Colonial Manor staff for the kindness and care they have given LaVerne while she lived there.

Her memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Hollis with Terry Allen, son-in-law, officiating. Interment will be in the Gould Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral. com.





Winona Ann (Dennis) Capshaw

Winona Ann (Dennis) Capshaw, 82, passed from this life on Feb. 21, 2014 at the Ayers Nursing Home in Snyder, Okla. Winona was born in Hollis on Dec. 5, 1931 to Earl and Etta Lee (Owens) Dennis. A Private Memorial for Winona will be held with family on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Winnie, as she was known to family and friends, was a hard worker at any task she attempted, but sewing was her special talent. She worked for Kellwood, in Altus, Okla. and Hancock Fabrics for several years and sewed for the public from her home. After suffering a stroke several years ago, she was able to retain her sewing abilities for some time after.

Winnie was the oldest of 10 siblings. She is survived by four sons, Larry Parrack of Mathis, Texas, Randy Caskey and wife, Vicki, of Blair, Okla., Lee Caskey of Altus and Kent Caskey of Kansas; three brothers, Bruce Dennis and wife, Karen, of Hollis, Chess Dennis and wife, Joanna, of Amarillo, Texas and Charles Dennis of Amarillo; one sister, Reba Kay Reining and husband, James, of Panhandle, Texas; a sister-in-law, Sharon Dennis, of Panhandle; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Winnie was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Kenneth, Joe, Don, Tommy and Jerry Dennis; and one grandson, Clint Caskey.

Winnie will be missed by her family and friends.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com.




Gerree Coley Smith


Gerree Coley Smith, 83, passed away on the evening of February 6, 2014 in Oklahoma City. She was being visited and comforted by family members at Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation at the time of her passing.

Gerree was born on January 19, 1931 in Hollis, OK, the first child of Harry and Frances Phillips Coley. She graduated from Hollis High School in 1949. After high school, she attended the University of Oklahoma.

Gerree met Herb Smith in Oklahoma City through her aunt Grace Newman in 1955, and they married on November 24 of that year in Hollis. They lived in Norman, where their first child Lynn was born, while Herb attended the OU Law School. After earning his degree in 1958, they moved to Alva where Herb opened his law practice and Gerree was his legal secretary for the first few years. While expecting their third child Lisa in 1963, they built the house on Apache Drive where they raised their family and lived together for the rest of their lives. They were happily married for 55 years.

Gerree was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was involved with the Nescatunga Arts & Humanities Council, Oklahoma Community Theater Association, ACT I, PEO, and Presbyterian Women. She served as alternate delegate for Oklahoma at the 1980 Democratic National Convention. She enjoyed music and singing with her church choir.

Gerree was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herb, brother Jim Coley, and son-in-law Allen Helms.

Gerree is survived by her daughters Lynn Helms of Austin, Texas and Lisa (Ed Perkins) of Oklahoma City, son Dean (Katherine Hall) of Seattle; brother Harry (Lana) of Dallas, sister Mary of Tulsa; grandchildren Megan Helms, Bryan Helms (Linnea), and Asia Perkins; and her in-laws, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation or the Alva First Presbyterian Church.




Andrea Navarro “Salazar” Garcia

 
Andrea Navarro “Salazar” Garcia, age 83, a resident of Hollis since 1957, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at the BSA Hospice Care in Amarillo, Texas.

Andrea was born in Laredo, Texas on July 27, 1930 to Catarino and Andrea (Garcia) Navarro. Andrea loved gardening, working with plants and decorating her home, taking care of her family was always very important to her and she will be missed very much.

Preceded in death by her parents, Catarino and Andrea Garcia; her husband, Domingo Salazar, in 1970; one son, Ricardo Salazar; one brother, Alfredo Navarro; three sisters, Cata Rodriguez, Paula Garza and Hela Garcia; Andrea is survived by five sons, Mingo Salazar and wife, Janice, of Spearman, Texas, Robert Salazar and wife, Wanda, of Amarillo, Juan Salazar and wife, Rosie, of Hollis, Joe Salazar and wife, Michelle, of Spearman and Ruben Salazar of Amarillo; nine daughters, Gloria Gonzales and husband, Mac, of Gruver, Texas, Olga Solis of Corpus Christi, Texas, Nora Rosales and husband, Demetrio, of Ingalls, Kan., Norma Gomez and husband, Jungo, of Oklahoma City, Andrea Salazar and husband, Fransisco Sanchez, of Amarillo, Emma Cantu and husband, Bobby, of Amarillo, Rosa Martinez and husband, Rudy, of Amarillo, Janie Pantoja and husband, Johnny, of Hollis, and Ramona Garcia and husband, James Gutierrez, of Hollis; one brother, Lalo Navarro of Laredo; 23 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosary services were held Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel in Hollis.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hollis with interment following at Gould Cemetery in Gould, Okla.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Juanita (Ortiz) Macias

Juanita (Ortiz) Macias, age 90, a longtime resident of Hollis, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at her home in Hollis with many family members by her side.

Juniata was born in Alamo, Texas on Aug. 29, 1923 to parents, Ladislado and Rafaila (Gonzales) Ortiz. On Aug. 12, 1940, Juanita married Jose Macias in Alamo and they raised a beautiful family and were married for over 50 years before Jose’s death on Jan. 1, 1993. Throughout her years in Hollis, Juanita cleaned houses for several ladies and was custodian at Stockman’s Bank and she also worked at the Headstart when it first opened in Hollis. Juanita was very active with her membership at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hollis. She, along with others, worked very hard at getting Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church built and she even had Mass Services in her own home until a proper location was built. She also was very important to the church in keeping it maintained as long as she was able to. Juanita enjoyed gardening, sewing, driving the tractor, babysitting and spending time with her grandchildren and taking care of her church and her family, and she will be missed very much.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Macias; her parents, Ladislado and Rafaila Ortiz; two brothers, Gregorio and Jesus Ortiz; two sisters, Olivia Benavidez and Concepcion Garza; four grandchildren, Miguel Angel Macias; Vicente Macias, Jr.; Miguel Antonio Aguilar; Guadalupe “Wally” Macias; two great grandchildren, Anthony Stephen Macias and Jacob Macias; Juanita is survived by two sons, Jose “Little Joe” Macias, Jr. and wife, Virginia, of McKinney, Texas; Vicente Macias, Sr. and wife, Janie, of Gould, Okla.; one daughter, Anna Maria Aguilar and husband, Candelario, of Hollis; one brother-in-law, Candelario Villarreal, of Alamo; 12 grandchildren, Stephen Macias and wife, Minda, of McKinney; Jose Macias, III and wife, Melissa, of Bartow, Fla.; Marta S. Macias and husband, David Valles, of Childress, Texas; Alex Macias and wife, Stormy, of Amarillo, Texas; Nicolas Macias and wife, Hallie, of Quanah, Texas; Olivia Macias of Childress; Monica Castillo and husband, Johnny, of Altus, Okla.; Florenda Beardon and husband, Jeff, of Duke, Okla.; and Jerome Huerta and wife, Chelsey, of Altus; JoAnn Slaughter and husband, David, of Goodwell, Okla.; Rebecca Luna, of Hollis; Dianna Guerra and husband, Blas Jose, of Arlington, Texas; 45 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren; a granddaughter-in-law, Maria Macias of Sherman, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosary services were from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Harmon County Funeral Home’s Chapel in Hollis.

Funeral Mass services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hollis with Father Arokiasamy Andarias officiating. Interment will follow at Gould Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Twyla Gayle (Gallop) Scott


Twyla Gayle (Gallop) Scott, age 79, of Ft. Worth, Texas, passed from this life, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center, in Frisco, Texas, surrounded by her loving family,
Twyla was born Aug. 16, 1934, to Cleo (Shorty) and Stella Gallop near Gould, Okla. She graduated from Gould High School and attended West Texas State University, earning a Master’s degree in English/Spanish Education. She taught high school English and Spanish for 25 years. It is sad to see her go, but she put up a great fight against pancreatic cancer. Twyla impressed many with her kind, gentle manner - a trait not often found in our current “rush, rush” world. She always had time to greet with a genuine smile and say hello. We will miss her dearly and cherish our memories of her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stella and Cleo (Shorty) Gallop. Twyla’s ongoing legacy is her close and loving family, including her son, Joe Thomason and his wife, LeAnn Thomason, and their sons, Sam and Conner; her daughter, Sheila Birth and her husband, Jim, and their sons, Brandon and Brett; sisters Sue Clement and husband, Dwayne, and Karen Hollingsworth and husband, Claud, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Twyla Scott were at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Harmon County Funeral Home in Hollis. Interment followed at the Fairmount Cemetery under direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Barbara Christine Couchman  


Barbara Christine Couchman, 75, Coldwater, Kan., passed away Feb. 12, 2014 at Comanch County Hospital, Coldwater. Services for Barbara were held Feb. 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater.

Memorial tributes may be made to Comanche County Hospital, in care of Hatfield- Prusa Funeral Home, P.O. Box 417, Coldwater, KS 67029. 




Mickey Caswell


Mickey Caswell, age 78, a longtime resident of Hollis, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Harmon Memorial Hospital, in Hollis.

Mickey was born in Hollis on March 13, 1935 to Forrest and Doris (Brock) Trammell. On Nov. 14, 1953, Mickey married Gale Caswell in Hollis and they were married for over 60 years before her death. In 1967, they moved to Frederick, Okla., where they made their home until they returned to Hollis in 1978. Mickey was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hollis. She and Gale owned and operated Caswell’s Food Center, along with their farming and ranching interests. She liked participating in community activities like the Lady’s Home Demonstration Club, the county fair and La Casa High School reunions. Mickey was a talented seamstress who enjoyed quilting, cooking, square dancing and spending time with friends and family.

Preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Doris Trammell; one brother-in-law, Don Clement; Mickey is survived by her husband, Gale Caswell, of the home; one son, Eddie Caswell, of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Tammy Hicks and her husband, Scott, of Southaven, Miss.; one sister, Patsy Clement, of Hollis; one sister-in-law, Doris Patterson, of Newkirk, Okla.; four grandchildren, Cole Morgan and his wife, Kristen, of Mississippi; Ty Davis of Tennessee; Grant Davis of Mississippi; Abby Hicks of Mississippi; two great grandchildren, Cameron and Rylee; her aunt, Maurine Ballard, of Duke, Okla.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held from 4-5:30 pm, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Harmon County Funeral Home.

Funeral services were 2:30 pm, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Hollis, with John Cox officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery, under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral.com.




Opal Isabel Kemp

Opal Isabel Kemp, age 95, a long time resident of Hollis, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at the Montevista Nursing Home in Lawton, Okla.

Opal was born in Campbell, Texas on Oct. 15, 1918 to John Henry and Effie Lee (Brown) Davis. On May 5, 1945 Opal married Albert Cecil Kemp and they were married for over 28 years before Albert’s death in 1973. Opal was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hollis and she really enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking, walking and taking care of her family.

Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Cecil Kemp; her parents, John Henry and Effie Lee (Brown) Kemp; one son, Leo Everett Kemp; one brother; and three sisters; Opal is survived by two daughters, Glenda Moore, of Altus, Okla.; Martha Stark, of Yukon, Okla.; one brother, Fred Thurman Davis, of Texas; five grandchildren, Amanda Falcon and husband, Joe, of Norman, Okla; Dee Taylor and husband Scott, of Texas; Rocky Moore and wife, Stephenie, of Illinois; John Stark and wife, Erika, of Oklahoma City; Jason Stark, of Yukon; six great grandchildren, Trinity, Mason, Emily, Jordana, Ragan and Owen; several half sisters; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Harmon County Funeral Home with John Cox officiating under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Myrtle Mae Hey


Myrtle Mae Hey, 87, formerly of Wanette, Okla., resident of Blair, Okla., passed away at her home Feb. 4. Funeral services were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Blair First Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Mitchell and Erin Martinez officiating under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home, Altus, Okla. There was a Rosary at 7 p.m., Feb. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wanette. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Hey was held at 2 p.m., Feb. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr officiating. Burial followed in the Wanette Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home, Purcell, Okla.

The family received friends from 6–8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, at (580) 353- 8145, Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice, at (580) 481-2320 or to the American Diabetes Association, at (800) 342-2383.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Twyla Gallop Scott


Services are pending for Twyla (Gallop) Scott, of Fort Worth, Texas. Services are pending with Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral.com.




Hoyt Clinton Ellis


Hoyt Clinton Ellis, 92, Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away Jan 22, 2014. Services were held Jan. 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery at Byers, Texas. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Services are entrusted to Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon, Texas.

Hoyt was born Jan. 13, 1922 at Gainesville, Ga., to Henry Lee and Ruth Truelove Ellis.

He was in the Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed in Italy. Hoyt married Audrey Muriel Hundley Feb, 6, 1944 in Clayton, N.M. He surrendered to the ministry in 1945 and attended Wayland Baptist College. Hoyt was in the ministry for 55 years at churches around Hollis and the Texas panhandle and retired in 1999. He and Muriel were faithful servants and touched the lives of many people. They were still active in service to others after his retirement. He was a bi-vocational pastor and worked in car dealerships and was part owner of Ellis-Stewart Agri-Spray business in Hollis.

Hoyt is survived by a loving family whom he was devoted to: Daughter, Judy Lemons and husband, Walter, of Wichita Falls; son, Bob Ellis and wife, Ellen, of Grove, Okla.; two brothers, Lewis Ellis and wife, Tula, of Pampa, Texas, Leon Ellis and wife, Fay, of Hobbs, N.M.; two sisters , Cora Belle Mann of Checotah, Okla. and Willie Nell Stacy of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Kent Lemons and wife, Kim, of Memphis, Texas, Julie McKelvey and spouse, Larry, of Angel Fire, N.M., Amy Lemons and significant other, Jaimie Scott, of Plano, Texas, Brandi Knoll and spouse, James, of Bushland, Texas and David Hill of Grove, Okla.; 11 great grandchildren, Jorden Lemons of Memphis, Texas, Landrey Lemons and spouse Carly of Wichita Falls, Paden Lemons of Wichita Falls, Rylen Lemons of Memphis, Meaghan Ervin and husband, Chris, of Holliday, Texas, Michael Moore, of Mesquite,Texas, Blaine Gilmore, of Mesquite, and Allie Scott of Plano,Texas Kaylee Knoll of Lubbock, Texas, Kody Knoll of Bushland, Texas and Kendall Knoll of Bushland, Texas. One great- great- grandchild, Kinley Ervin of Holliday, Texas. One sister-in-law, Beth Levell of Wichita Falls, and one brother-in-law, Aubrey Hundley and wife, Mary Ann, of Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one grandson. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hospice of Wichita Falls, or Riverside Cemetery of Byers, Texas.





Emory Jacob Davidson


Emory Jacob Davidson, 91, of Hollis, formerly of Vinson, Okla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Colonial Manor II Nursing Home in Hollis.

Emory Jacob Davidson was born March 4, 1922 to Jacob R. and May Davidson in Vinson. He was the third child and oldest son of a family of six. He graduated from high school in Vinson in 1940. After one year of college, he went to California to work in an aircraft factory.

Emory sent for the love of his life, Doris Wooley of Vinson in December of 1941 and they were married on the 13th day in Yuma, Ariz. They lived in Hawthorn, Cal. one year where Emory worked for the North American Aircraft Factory. In November of 1942 Emory was inducted into the Army Air Force and served over three years during World War II. He was discharged in 1946. Emory and Doris lived one year in Hobart, Okla., where he worked for a construction company. Wanting to get a start in farming, they spent 1947-1948 near Russell, Okla., renting a relative’s place. While there, their son, Dennis was born on June 14, 1948. In January 1949 they bought and moved to their home place west and north of Vinson. They were back home in the community where they were raised and attended the Vinson Methodist Church. On June 13, 1952 their daughter, Jana, was born.

In 1957 they were able to build the house that became their permanent home. In 1960, Emory became the Postmaster of the Vinson Post Office, serving there for 22 years while continuing his farming and ranching business. He and Doris shared the position of reporting to the National Weather Bureau in Norman, Okla. for 45 years. Emory served on the Harmon Memorial Hospital Board and Cave Creek Cemetery Boards for a number of years.

Emory loved fishing and taking kids fishing. He always had time for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting and playing dominoes. He worked hard at everything he did, including growing a large garden and giving away most of the produce.

Doris passed away in November of 1996. Emory married Ruby Patrick in May 1998. Ruby passed away while they were living at Colonial Manor II Nursing Home in 2010. Emory had retired from farming in 2008.

Emory made a profession of faith at the arbor in Vinson as a child. He was a member of the Hollis United Methodist Church.

Emory is survived by one son, Dennis Davidson and wife Marilyn, of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jana Motley and husband, James, of Hollis; grandchildren, Jacob Davidson of The Woodlands, Texas, Adam Davidson and wife, Sarah, of Houston, Jared Motley and wife, Rebekah, of Hollis, Joy Luce and husband, Darrion, of Hollis, Jesse Motley and wife, Emily, of Altus, Okla.; and 14 loving great grandchildren.

“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Hollis with Pastor Don Altom officiating. Interment will follow in the Cave Creek Cemetery in Vinson, Okla. under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home in Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Rhonda Jean McKee


Rhonda Jean McKee, 54, of Blair, Okla., passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Hollis, Okla., to the late Robert Calvin and Betty Jean Robinson, on Aug. 26. 1959.

Rhonda graduated from Gould High School in 1977. It was there that she met her husband, Ronnie Wayne McKee. The two married in July of 1980, before both going on to graduate with Bachelor’s degrees in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. They were very much tied together as they both got jobs teaching at Blair Public Schools in Blair. With Ronnie also being a coach, Rhonda prepared herself for the constant change associated with that profession. She was lucky though, and spent her entire career in one place, teaching third graders at Blair Elementary School. It was here that she affected countless young lives with her grace and warmth, feeling very much that each child who passed in and out of her classroom was one of her own. She led by example and taught with a bleeding heart, leaving lasting memories in the minds of every young person taken under her wing. She was devoted to her students, working tirelessly for 31 years before retiring in May of 2013.

Rhonda was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a cancer in the lining of the lung, in January of 2011. Thus started her battle with the illness and discomfort that would eventually take her life. Treatment took her from Altus, Okla. to Houston, Texas and even as far as Washington, D.C. She was a fighter throughout, holding on to her faith and her love for her family, even through the horrible circumstances associated with the disease. Those close to her can attest this fight was more than a person should have to endure, and she carried herself through it admirably.

Rhonda was an active member of Blair First Baptist Church and enjoyed very few things more than sitting in the sun, reading a good book. There are no words, however, for the amount of love she had for her family. A devoted wife, and loving mother. She is unmatched. And will be missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Betty Jean, as well as her brother, Larry Ted Robinson. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie, and three children: Kalle Ronee McKee, Matthew Cole McKee and Daniel Cade McKee. She also is survived by her stepfather, Carthel Lewis of Wellington, Texas and her brothers and sisters: Robby and Marsha Robinson, of Gould; Kerry and Jennifer Robinson, of Summerfield, NC; Donna and Randy Mefford, of Gould; Jana and Tim Bullington, of Gould, Kristi and Daryn Dickey, of Stillwater, Okla.; Danny and Edwina McKee, of Broken Arrow, Okla; Randy and Betty McKee, of Altus, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Adhering to her wishes, The Rhonda McKee Memorial Scholarship fund has been set up at Stockmans Bank.

Funeral services for Rhonda McKee will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Randy Mitchell and Pastor Heath Tucker officiating. Interment will follow at the Gould Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Lowell- Tims Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. Lowell-Tims.com.

For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live Web-cast of the service, beginning at 1:58 p.m., Thursday. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on obituaries, then click on Rhonda McKee. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast. 



Eugene Francis Dunn


Eugene Francis Dunn, age 90, a longtime resident of Hollis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Harmon Memorial Hospital in Hollis.

Eugene was born in Glover, Mo., on May 12, 1923 to William and Gertrude (Hesston) Dunn. Eugene served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII and on Oct. 21, 1944 he married Frankie Penington, and they were married for over 65 years before Frankie’s death in 2009. Eugene worked as an Aviation Mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years and retired in 1973. After retiring, the family moved to Hollis where he ran Gene’s Antiques and he worked for Harmon Memorial Hospital and where he also retired. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling with Frankie in their RV, going to the casino and spending time with his family.

Preceded in death by his wife, Frankie; his parents, William and Gertrude Dunn; one brother, Arthur Dunn; and one sister, Doris Reed; Eugene is survived by three sons, Robin Dunn and wife, Belinda, of North Carolina; Doyal Dunn and wife, Chikako, of Arizona; Keith Dunn and wife, Ruth, of Ft. Worth, Texas; two daughters, Joyce Rippetoe, of Alaska and Barbara Defoor and husband, Keven, of Hollis; one sister, Anna Mae Ripple, of Missouri; 17 grandchildren, Celeste, Kevin, Ben, Naomi, Joseph, Jodie, Jonas, Benjamin, Jonathan, Tyler, Maya, Emily, Caleb, Ian, Sadie, Sarah and Sam; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family received friends on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Harmon County Funeral Home in Hollis.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Hollis Church of Christ, with James Berry officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis with Military Honors under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.GreerFuneral.com.




Linda Lue Garrison


Linda Lue Garrison, 73, Altus, Okla., passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Lynn Rudd and Mark Haught officiating. Burial followed in the Altus City Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elmer United Methodist Church. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Ronnie Jones

Church service for Ronnie Jones, age 72, of Muleshoe, Texas, was scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Muleshoe, with Dr. Stacy Conner of Muleshoe officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Ronnie died Jan. 22, 2014 in Carlsbad, N.M. He was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Hollis to William Oran and Johnnie Fay (Graves) Jones.

Ronnie moved to Muleshoe from Snyder, Okla. in 1964. He earned his Masterís Degree in Education and he taught and coached at Watson Junior High School in Muleshoe for 17 years. Ronnie was the assistant principal at Watson Junior High School for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Johnnie Argo, of Hollis; sister, Pam Clifford, of Clovis, N.M.; uncle, Bob Graves, of Muleshoe, Texas.

Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com.



Philip Leo McCutcheon

Philip Leo McCutcheon, 72, of Wichita Falls, Texas, a cousin to Max Caswell, of Hollis and Mary Paul Williams, of Gould, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

Funeral srevices were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home, WIchita Falls, with Pastor Howard Coats and Mr. Martin Beck, of Colonial Church, officiating.

Interment followed at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home.



Mary “Mema” Esparso

Mary “Mema” Esparso, age 45 of Hollis, passed away, Sunday, January 19, 2014 at her home. Mary was born in Navasota, Texas on May 15, 1968 to Pancho Jose Esparsa and Olivia (Gomez) Lopez. Mary was a member of the Templo La Hermosa Church in Hollis and she loved being outside, fishing, riding motor cycles, and spending time with her grandbabies.

Preceded in death by her father and her godfather, Pete Guillen; one sister Mary Helen Espino; Mary is survived by her mother Olivia Lopez of Hollis; three daughters, Veronica Lopez and husband Frank of Altus; Jennifer Vega and husband Dionisio of Memphis, Tennessee; Crystal Vargas and fiancé Jose of Memphis, Tennessee; two brothers, Paul Joe Esparsa and wife Lisa of Hollis; Pancho Jose Esparsa, Jr. and wife Rachel of Texas; six sisters, Francis Oviedo and husband Emilio of Texas; Mary Minerva Guzman and husband Simon Guzman, Jr. of Hollis; Mary Dora Garcia and husband Nestor of Hollis; Mary Hope Gutierrez and husband Gregorio Gutierrez, Jr. of Texas; Barbara Puentes and husband Federico of Hollis; Susie Salas and husband Isaias of Hollis; nine grandchildren, Eloisa, Eliza, Frank, Jr., Sandra, Sofia, Alexander, Nick, Addy, and Dionisio, Jr., three godchildren, Frederic Puentes; Amy Mejia, Matthew Vargas; numerous neices, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

The Esparso family will receive friends Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Harmon County Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Templo La Hermosa in Hollis with Pastor Sally Saldana officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at www.harmoncountyfuneral.com 




Mardena Dell Paxton

Mardena Dell Paxton, age 76, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Hollis, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 9, 2014, at Integris Hospital, in Edmond.

Mrs. Paxton was born in Hollis on Jan. 3, 1938, to Thomas and Verna (Hayes) Prock. Growing up in Hollis, Mardena graduated from Hollis High School in 1957. On July 2, 1960, she married Billy Don Paxton, in Reed, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1986. Starting to work at age 16, Mardena was a hard worker all of her life. She worked in several different locations throughout her life, mostly as a nurse’s aide, caring for the elderly, whom she loved. After her husband’s death, she later moved to Clinton, Okla., where she cooked at the Indian Hospital until she moved to Edmond in 2009 to be closer to her daughter. A mother and grandmother who dearly loved her family and especially her grandchildren, Mardena enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, watching the OKC Thunder and traveling.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a twin sister, Ardena Coward, she is survived by her two children, Charles Paxton and wife, Jeri, of Hollis and Norma Baccus and husband, Rodney, of Guthrie, Okla.; five grandchildren, Kristi Horton and husband, Scott, of Hollis, Aaron Paxton and wife, Katie, of Altus, Okla., Geary Baccus of Guthrie, Jacob Baccus of New York City and Angilla Millican and husband, Jonathan, of Edmond; five great grandchildren, Kade Horton, Kenzie Horton, Kole Horton, Jack Paxton and Henry Paxton; a family friend, whom she loved as a daughter, T.J. Krausse; her trusted and loving poodle, Minnie, along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mardena Paxton were at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral. com.




Mr. Deurweent G. Simmons (George)


Mr. Deurweent G. Simmons (George), born Sept. 19, 1924, in Clyde, Kan., to Lawrence Ray and Vera Montgomery Simmons entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Lawton, Okla.

The family wishes to thank the many home caregivers, the staffs at English Village and the Lawton Veteran’s Center who helped ease the last months of George’s life.

Funeral services for Mr. Simmons were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Kincannon Funeral Home with John Lingle officiating. Burial with military honors followed at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. The Simmons family greeted friends Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. at Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.





Guadalupe Tamez


Guadalupe Tamez, 75, Altus, Okla., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the Plantation Village Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the Kincannon Funeral Home with Frank Salazar officiating. Burial followed in the Altus City Cemetery, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.





Richard John “Rick” Vassella

Richard John “Rick” Vassella, 54, of Duncan, Okla., formally of Altus, Okla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Kincannon Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at Martha, Okla. Cemetery, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

A special time to greet friends was held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Kincannon Funeral Home. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome 




Betty Peral Colson

Betty Pearl Colson, age 83, of Hollis, passed away late Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Harmon Memorial Hospital, in Hollis.

Mrs. Colson was born in rural Harmon County, on the family farm, on July 21, 1930, to Albert Akalee and Verona Laura (West) Hays. At age 14, the family moved near Ron School, where they continued farming. When Betty was 16, she married the love of her life, Loyde Hampton Colson, and they spent the next 59 wonderful years together before his death on Sept. 9, 2006. Establishing their first home northeast of Hollis, Betty began cooking at Ron School until they moved to Gould, Okla., in 1963, where Betty started cooking at Gould School, where she was employed for many years. In 1968, the family moved to Hollis and over the next several years, Betty cooked at the Hollis Hospital and for Hollis nursing homes. Betty loved her family and loved the Lord and supported her family and church in any way that she could. In her spare time, Betty enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano, developing her artistic talent, cooking, especially her fantastic pies, supporting her grandchildren and their activities and watching her team, Thunder, on television.

Preceeded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Dorothy Mae Hays; four brothers, Raymond Hays, Kenneth Hays, Jimmy Hays and Benny Hays; and one son-in-law, Larry Ted Robinson. She is survived by four children, Lynda Overstreet and husband, Randy, of Hollis, Loyd A. Colson and wife, Carol, of Hollis, Allen Colson and wife, Rhonda, of Altus, Okla. and Verona Bullington and husband, Mark, of Gould; 10 grandchildren, Cara McGee and husband, Gary, Rusty Colson and wife, Nora, Tara Johnson and husband, Jim, Bryan Ramsey and wife, Lora, Chad Robinson and wife, Ashley, Jerimy Colson and wife, Beverly, April Dill and husband, Craig, Mark Robinson and wife, Danna, Jaime Colson, and K.C. Ramsey and wife, Cindy; 21 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Pierce, and three brothers, Nelson Hays and wife Colene, of Altus, Roger Hays, of Olustee, Okla. and Roy Hays and wife Susie, of Olustee.

Funeral services for Betty Colson were at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Argo officiating. Interment followed at McKnight Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home, of Hollis.




Espiridion “Speedy” Luna

Espiridion “Speedy” Luna, 81, Altus, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Rosary services were held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the Kincannon Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Sundar officiating. Burial followed at the Altus City Cemetery, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

The family requests memorial donations may be made to Kincannon Funeral Home in Memory of Mr. Espiridion Luna.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Frances Joan “Jo” Browning


Frances Joan “Jo” Browning, 67, Olustee, Okla., passed away, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Altus, Okla. A memorial service was scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at English Village Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

The family has requested that memorials be made to the Kincannon Funeral Home, 3020 N. Main Street, Altus, OK 73521 or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 in memory of Frances Joan “Jo” Browning.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Michael Dirk McMahon


Michael Dirk McMahon, 29, Altus, Okla., passed away at his home on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Madison Clinton officiating. Burial followed in the Navajo Cemetery, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, S.L. Flores.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michael McMahon’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249 or online at woundedwarriorproject.org.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Leon Bever
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Leon Bevers, 88, Altus, Okla., died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Kincannon Funeral Home, with Lawrence Neisent officiating. Burial with military honors followed services at the Altus City Cemetery, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign War. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Stephanie Forster

Stephanie Forster, 38, Blair, Okla., passed away at her home, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Memorial services were scheduled for 2 PM, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, with Chaplain Erin Martinez officiating at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel. Cremation and memorial services have been entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




L.V. Lawson

L. V. Lawson, 74, Altus, Okla., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 pm. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Bill Estep officiating. Burial followed in the Altus City Cemetery, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1320 NW Homestead Drive, STE D, Lawton, OK 73505.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Bonnie Jean Zender

Bonnie Jean Zender, 71, Altus, Okla., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at her home. A memorial mass was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Sundar officiating. Inernment will be held at St. James, Minn. at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

A rosary was held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1204 E. Tamarack Road, Altus, OK 73521.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Joe Nathan Alexander

Joe Nathan Alexander, 54, Altus, Okla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Plantation Village Nursing Home. Funeral services were scheduled for1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Pastor De’ Wayne Jones officiating.

Burial with military honors followed in the Altus City Cemetery Veteran’s Section, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Joe Lennis Boaldin

Joe Lennis Boaldin, 88, Altus, Okla., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Tom Bailey officiating. Burial followed in the Restlawn Cemetery, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Joan “Joni” Dale Hollingsworth

Joan “Joni” Dale Hollingsworth, 89, Altus, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at English Village Manor. Cremation services were entrusted to Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Harvey Reid Petzold

Harvey Reid Petzold, 75, Elmer, Oklahoma, Okla., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Wes Kinder officiating. Burial followed at the Navajoe Cemetery, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

The Petzold family greeted friends Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. at Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.




Ferrell Dean Roles

Funeral services for Ferrell Dean Roles, 75 year-old Weatherford, Okla. resident, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Earl Stephenson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Arthritis Foundation.



Louella Everett


Louella Everett, 85, of Norman, Okla., formerly of Hollis, passed away early Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at Norman. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Hollis. Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis, Oklahoma.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral. com. 



Deanna S. (Dee) Robinson

Deanna S. (Dee) Robinson, 73, passed away at her home in Hobbs, N.M. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Prairie Haven Cemetery, Hobbs. Dee was born on April 19, 1940 in Mangum, Okla., and was the daughter of Roland B. and Katea Elizabeth (Fraley) Trout. During her growing-up years, she helped her dad and little brother on wheat harvest by driving the grain truck.

She was raised in Gould, Okla. and graduated from Gould High School in 1958. After graduating from high school with basketball honors, she was offered to play for the Redheads, a professional basketball team. She declined the offer and moved to Hobbs in 1958 to visit her aunt and uncle. Shortly after moving to Hobbs, she met the love of her life, Charles A. Robinson, Jr. After a whirlwind courtship, they were married June 12, 1959 and were blessed with a daughter and son.

Dee was a self-taught, accomplished seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and doing all sorts of craftwork. Other enjoyments included playing any game whether, on the computer or at the kitchen table and playing basketball with her grandchildren. She had an abundant amount of energy.

Her greatest accomplishments included coaching Girls Bobby Sox Softball, Lea County Assessor, President of the New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) and serving on several committees for the National Association of Counties (NACO). Dee was a staunch supporter of Lea County and the State of New Mexico by being involved in many local community activities and organizations as well as a goodwill ambassador for the county and state throughout the nation.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roland B. Trout. Survivors include her husband, Charley Robinson, of the home; two children, Cathy Ann Truett of Lovington, N.M. and Andy Robinson and wife Colleen of Hobbs; one brother, Jerry Lee Trout and wife, Jeannie of Belen, New Mexico; six grandchildren, Jacob Lovas and wife Mayra, Matt Lovas, Magen Turnacliff, Mackenzie Robinson, Bailey Robinson and Drew Robinson, and two great-grandchildren, Aaliyah Turnacliff and Aniston Turnacliff.

Memorial contributions can be made to Western Heritage Museum, 5317 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240 or Star Hospice, 1000 N. Dalmont, Hobbs, NM 88240. Online condolences may be made to: www.griffinfuneralhomehobbs.com. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home, Hobbs, N.M.




Betty Jean (Russell) Box

Betty Jean (Russell) Box, 84, former Altus, Okla. resident of Vernon, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Vernon. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.  

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.  



Joyce Faye Hudson Combs

Joyce Faye Hudson Combs, 83, of Jackson, Miss., passed away Nov. 26, 2013. Joyce is the sister of Lee Roy Hudson of Hollis.  

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel in Hollis, Okla. Services are under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Harvey Reid Petzold

Harvey Reid Petzold, 75, Elmer, Oklahoma, Okla., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Wes Kinder officiating. Burial followed at the Navajoe Cemetery, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

The Petzold family greeted friends Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. at Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Lori Lynn Phillips

Lori Lynn Phillips, 43, Duncan, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.  Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus, Okla.  

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.  



Joe Nathan Alexander

Joe Nathan Alexander, 54, Altus, Okla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Plantation Village Nursing Home. Funeral services were scheduled for1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel, with Pastor De’ Wayne Jones officiating. Burial with military honors followed in the Altus City Cemetery Veteran’s Section, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Euleta Maxine Christopher

Euleta Maxine Christopher, 77, Altus, Okla. passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at her home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Brother Keith Hamilton officiating. Buria followed in the Altus City Cemetery, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer Foundation, at (866) 232-8484 or www.alzfdn.org. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome. com.




Elsie Irene Sheets

Elsie Irene Sheets, 87, Altus, Okla., passed away Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2013 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Elm and Hudson Church of Christ with Tom Bailey officiating. Burial followed at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton, Children’s Home, The Westview Boys Home in Hollis or to the High Plains Children’s Home in Amarillo, Texas.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



James Wesley Wooten

James Wesley Wooten, Jr. passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at his home in Warren, Okla. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Warren Cemetery, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.



Joyce Fay Hudson Combs

Joyce Fay Hudson Combs, 83, of Jackson, Miss., passed away Nov. 26, 2013. Joyce is the sister of Lee Roy Hudson, of Hollis.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel in Hollis. Services are under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at www. HarmonCountyFuneral.com.



Harold Loran Bradley

Services for Harold Loran Bradley, 92, of Tahoka, Texas, formerly of Hollis, Okla., were at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield, Texas with Randy Holman officiating.

Loran passed away in Lubbock, Texas on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. He was born in Childress County, Texas to Glen Marvin Bradley and Dovie Lela Trolinder on Jan. 19, 1921. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hollis. Loran married Grace Trammell on April 26, 1947 in Childress. He is preceded in d