Francis Avalee Henson 1939 – 2020

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Francis Avalee Henson passed into eternity Monday, February 3, 2020 at the age of 80 years in Amarillo, Texas. Francis was born December 3, 1939 to her parents Frazier and Roberta (Richardson) Harman in Canadian, TX.

Francis was raised in Reydon, OK where she met Harry Henson. On July 7, 1957 she and Harry were married in Wheeler, TX. In 1969 they moved to Amarillo, TX. Francis loved working in her flower beds, even receiving awards for the prettiest beds in town. She also, along with her sister Gracie, were avid Elvis fans collecting all things Elvis. The Graceland tour and candle lighted vigil were very special and important to both girls. Many hours were spent watching basketball games with Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics and the Spurs. But most of all, Francis loved her family and friends dearly.

Surviving Francis in death include her 1 daughter: Valrie and husband Todd Ruggles of Amarillo, TX; 2 sons: Jerry and wife Cynda and Bobby and wife Kris Henson of Amarillo, TX; 1 sister: Sabra and husband Larry McGlothlin of Durham, OK, 1 brother: Danny and wife Karen Harman of Durham, OK, 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Francis is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry in 2002, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 10, 2020 at Rose Chapel, Sayre with Pastor Alberta Hartley-Helton officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 1:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM at Rose Chapel, Sayre.

Online guestbook and condolences are available at www. whineryfs.com Services are under the direction of Rose Chapel, Sayre.

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Kaitlyn Savannah Porter 1997 ~ 2020

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Kaitlyn “Katy” Savannah Porter, 22, of Reydon, Oklahoma was born on March 25, 1997 in Guymon. She is the beloved daughter of Joey James and Tina Denise (Keys) Porter. She passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City with her loving family by her side. Katy grew up in Reydon, attending Reydon Schools, and was active in the FFA and 4-H, winning awards for showing swine and sheep. She participated in JRCA rodeos during her preteen years. She participated in the woodshop program at Reydon Schools and made many beautiful pieces of furniture, winning several awards.

After high school, Katy attended the Western Technology Center Elk City, studying phlebotomy and CNA. Katy enjoyed hunting, fishing, mudding, camping, music, photography, and drawing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Reydon Community Building in Reydon. Interment will be in White Rose Cemetery in Reydon. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin- Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City.

Cherishing her memory is her father, Joey Porter and wife Mindy; mother, Tina Keys and Joey York “Uncle Dad”; grandmothers, Diann “Nanny” Porter and Billie Boren; sisters, Jessi and Adalynn Porter; brothers, Andres, Keith, Thomas, Jordan, and Mark; aunts and uncles, Junior and Ashley Porter, Toby Keys and wife, Terry Keys and wife, Melissa and Mike Turpen, Michael Vaughn, Michelle Schmidt, Matt and Karen Matthews; numerous other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, James “PaPa” Porter; grandparents, Dean and Karen Keys; great-grandparents, J.T. and Evelyn Porter; great-grandparents, Harvey and Marie Griffin; great-grandmother, “Granny” Critser.

Memorials can be made to Valley Hope of Oklahoma City in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.

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Freddia Juanice Parkhurst 1929 ~ 2020

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Freddia Juanice Parkhurst passed from this life on Thursday evening, January 30, 2020 at the age of 90 years, 3 months, and 1 day in Cheyenne, OK. Jaunice was born October 29, 1929 in Hess, OK, to her parents Fred and Julia (Pitcock) Boyles.

Juanice attended Nine Mile School and graduated from Hammon High School. Jaunice was in the ministry for over 50 years serving her Lord and Savior faithfully. She ministered at Cheyenne Pentecostal Holiness Church for many years. Juanice has resided in Cheyenne, Ok, since 2001 where she and Wayne made their home. She and Wayne operated a Grade A dairy with over 100 cows from 1961 ~1994. She enjoyed gardening but her greatest love was her time in ministry and serving her heavenly father.

Although Juanice is no longer with us, her memory and legacy will be kept alive through the family and friends she leaves behind which include: her 1 daughter: Sondra Davis of Cheyenne, OK; 1 son: Bobby Parkhurst of Cheyenne, OK; 2 brothers: Steven Blaylock of Dallas, TX, and David Blaylock of Midwest City, OK; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren as well as a host of longtime friends, neighbors, and church family.

Juanice is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter: Virginia and sister: Loretta. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Cheyenne with Rev. Bob Ely officiating. Interment will follow at Cheyenne Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Rose Chapel, Sayre from 1:00 ~ 5:00 PM and Monday, February 3, 2020 at Rose Chapel, Sayre from 9:00 AM ~ 8:00 PM.

Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.whineryfs.com Services are under the care and direction of Rose Chapel, Cheyenne.

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Angela Darlene Moore 1972 – 2020

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Angela Darlene “Angie” Moore, 47, of Checotah, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020, at the Eufaula Manor Nursing Home. Angie was born on May 25, 1972, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma the daughter of Ira J. and Carolynn Irene (Hall) Moore. She graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1990. Angie was the head housekeeper for the State House in Little Rock, Arkansas. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include: her parents, Ike and Carolyn Moore of Checotah, OK; her sons, Colton Wayne Moore of Taft, OK; Darren Christopher Gentry, Nathan Lee Gentry and Brennan Gentry all of Little Rock, AR; her daughter Alyssa Rene Gentry of Little Rock, AR; her sisters, Christy Hurst and husband Derek of Checotah, OK and Karen Moore also of Checotah, OK; and her eleven grandchildren with one along the way.

The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements were made with Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. hbmfuneralhome.com.

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Dona Sue Steele 1948 ~ 2020

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Dona Sue Steele, 71 year old resident of Leedey, OK, passed from this life on January 22, 2020 at her home in Leedey. Dona was born November 5, 1948 to Bert and Donita (Taylor) Walker in Oklahoma City, OK.

She grew up in Oklahoma City and attended school at Crooked Oak Schools. She lived in Oklahoma City most of her life before moving to Leedey. She worked as a welder for the Kimray Corp. In 1989 Dona married Jessie Steele. She loved fishing, animals, and the outdoors. Dona will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jessie Steele, parents Bert and Donita Walker, brother Roger Walker, and son-in-law Edwin (Eddie) White.

Dona is survived by her daughter Charlotte White of Nicoma Park, OK; her son Jody Alexander and wife Donette of Moore, OK; two brothers Jim Meyers of California and Jay Walker and wife Shirley of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters Mary Ford and husband Larry of Leedey, OK and Jaymie Britton and husband Carl of Del City, OK; one grandson Edwin White II , four step grandchildren, aunt, many nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery in care of Shaw Funeral Home, P.O. Box 276, Vici, OK 73859.

Condolences may be made to the family at shawfuneralhome. net. Shaw Funeral Home of Leedey.

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Jr. Leonard 1927 ~ 2020

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Jr. was born to Foster and Mamie Leonard on September 29, 1927. Jr. spent his first few years of schooling at Merritt and Canute until 1945 when the family moved to Sweetwater. He graduated from high school from Meridian in 1946.

Jr. met Elsie Mae Isch in 1948 and married in 1949. To this union 7 children were born: Janice, Carolyn, Marilyn, Gary, Sherry, Steve and Ann.

Jr. worked various jobs along with farming until 1964, when they bought their home and farm south of Reydon, OK. They lived and worked on the farm where all seven of their children graduated from Reydon High School. In 1970 Jr. began working for the county of Roger Mills, driving a road grader. He served the county for 23 years on and grader, until he retired in 1993.

Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Ruth Moore (Winfrey Moore), Aldena Farrell (Dale Farrell), Mary Miller (Norval Miller), his brother Jack and daughter Sherry Guzman.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Elsie of 70 years, his surviving six children, a host of grand kids, great-grand kids, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Jr. lived a robust life between farming, raising children, baling hay and working cattle. Jr. loved supporting his neighbors and community. When there was a job to be done, you could depend on Jr. to help out.

Dad’s final words to Elsie were, “Stay with me mom, I’m not going to make it”.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at White Rose Cemetery with Chuck Milner officiating. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www. whineryfs.com

Services are under the direction of Rose Chapel, Cheyenne.

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Bobbie Vernell Williams 1934 – 2020

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Bobbie Vernell Williams was born March 28, 1934 and passed away January 19, 2020 at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 2 days. Her parents were Lowell and Mary Amanda (Brown) Hayden. Vernell was born a few miles north of Strong City, Roger Mills county, Oklahoma. (SW/4 10-14-23 east side of road about mid way north and south in the quarter section and opposite a prominent rocky knob hill located across the road in section 9). She was the fifth of five children born to this family.

In 1938, her family purchased land in the Square Top Community located four miles east and one mile north of Cheyenne on the Washita River.

Vernell attended the one room school at square top until it closed. Following the closure, she attended school at Strong City and Cheyenne. Vernell graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1952 and enrolled in Oklahoma A&M College that fall.

On January 24, 1953, she married Clifford Lee Williams from Berlin.

Their college careers were interrupted that fall as Clifford entered the military service. To this union were born two sons, Donald Lee and Thomas Hayden Williams. Following Clifford’s military service and completion of college, Vernell was a faithful wife and mother. She always supported his transfers and the families’ moves to different states.

She was also a faithful Christian woman. She taught Bible classes, always supported her husband in church activities and was a strong influence in rearing their sons. Two of the highlights in her life were serving as a volunteer in the Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX and being allowed the privilege of serving as president of the Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death be her parents, one sister, Oleta Falco and three brothers, George, Hubert and Dubert and their wives.

She is survived by her husband, sons Don and his wife Liz of Golden, CO, Tom and his wife, Gina, of Oklahoma City, OK and grand-daughter, Sarah Williams of Oklahoma City, OK and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Sayre Church of Christ with Rod Minor, Billy Clabaugh and Matt Carson officiating. Interment will follow at Berlin Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9:00 AM ~ 8:00 PM at Rose Chapel, Sayre.

Online guestbook and condolences are available at www. whineryfs.com Services are under the direction of Rose Chapel, Sayre

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Myra Deann Crandall-Smith 1964 ~ 2020

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Myra Deann Crandall-Smith passed from this life January 1, 2020 at the age of 55 years and 6 months. Myra was born to her parents Ralph and Dianne (Hall) Merrifield July 1, 1964.

Myra graduated Sayre High School in 1984. She then attended South Western University, Sayre Campus for 2 years. Myra was a lover of the outdoors. She enjoyed riding horses, fishing and hunting. You could also find her wrapped up in a good book at times. She was dearly loved and will be missed greatly.

Myra is survived by her sister: Robin and husband Walter Mayfield of the home; 2 nieces: Traci and husband Michael Williamson of Elk City, OK, Betty Jean Mayfield and boy friend, Jason Vale of Sayre, OK; 4 great nieces and nephews: Liam Mayfield, Joshua Woodworth , Jr., Eva Blagg, Terri Williamson; close friends: Lisa and Lee Rhea of Weatherford, OK, Ashley Rhea of Weatherford, OK; as well as a host of longtime friends and neighbors.

Myra is preceded in death by her step father: William (Bill) Robinson; mother: Dianne Robinson; grandfather: Dewitt Hall; grandmother: Geraldine Hall; 1st husband: Phillip Crandall; 2nd husband: Larry Smith.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Rose Chapel, Sayre with Pastor Peter Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be held 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Rose Chapel, Sayre.

Services are under the direction of Rose Chapel, Sayre Online guestbook and condolences are available at www. whinerfs.com

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Vickie Sue McDaniel 1959 ~ 2019

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Vickie Sue McDaniel Clark was born February 10, 1959 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Joyce “Kate” McDaniel and Williams C. “Jack” McDaniel. She passed away December 20, 2019 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 60 years, 10 months and 10 days. Vickie graduated from high school at Putnam City High School in 1977. She studied Accounting, Finance, Business and Computer Science at the University of Central Oklahoma from 1977-1979. In this profession she worked at several large corporations such as Price Waterhouse, Bimar Food, CD Warehouse International Office, and many CPA Offices.

Vickie was an avid animal lover, always trying to help and save animals. She was especially devoted to her four cats, Majestic, Bobo, Smokey, and Princess. She collected cat collectibles and items throughout her years. Vickie was preceded in death by her father William C. “Jack” McDaniel.

She is survived by her other, Joyce “Kate” McDaniel of Crawford, Oklahoma; one brother, Mark McDaniel and wife Sue of Elk City, Oklahoma; three nephews, Joseph McDaniel and wife Kassi of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, Thomas McDaniel and wife Marisha of Crawford, Oklahoma and Jimmy McDaniel and girlfriend Bethany Callaway of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; one niece Jennifer McIntyre and husband Marshall of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; three great nephews, Jackson McDaniel, Luke McDaniel and Blake McIntyre and eight great nieces, Dedra McDaniel, Charlie Warren, Kaylee McDaniel, Kylee McDaniel, Lauren McDaniel, Elisabeth McDaniel, Josie McIntyre and Halleigh McDaniel.

Services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:30 AM at Magnolia Baptist Church in Crawford, Oklahoma, officiated by Randy Green. Interment will follow at Silent Home Cemetery, Roll, Oklahoma

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Melba Ruth Boswell 1931 ~ 2020

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On Thursday, January 9, 2020, Melba Ruth (Burns) Boswell, of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, transitioned from her earthly life of 88 years into her eternal life with her Heavenly Father. She departed the earthly bounds, peacefully in her sleep, in Edmond, Oklahoma with family members at her side. She was born on August 6, 1931 to John Wesley and Dolphie (Graham) Burns in their home near Strong City, Oklahoma.

Melba Ruth grew up in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. She commenced her education at the Strong City Elementary School and graduated from Hammon High School in 1949.

Melba Ruth married her loving husband of 63 years, Eldon Yates Boswell, on August 19, 1952 and to this union they were blessed with two sons. Soon after their union, they moved to Oregon where she was an employee of the First State Bank in Milwaukie. After nine years in Oregon, they seized an opportunity to return to Roger Mills County and operate a dairy business. Later in life and until her retirement, she was an employee of the Security State Bank in Cheyenne.

At a young age, Melba Ruth accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. She was a beautiful, kind, loving, compassionate, Christian woman, who devoted herself to her family, friends and Godly service. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and admired as a role model by those aspiring to follow in her footsteps. She had a fond love of music and was the organist for Cheyenne’s First Baptist Church.

During the final chapter of her life, she was blessed with friendship and dedicated care giving from Nancy Allen and Ruby McBrayer.

Cherishing her memory are her two sons, Mark Boswell and wife, Debbie of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, and J. T. Boswell and wife, Lisa of Edmond, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Tara Denney and her husband Monty of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, Trevor Boswell of Grimes, Oklahoma, Donald Leach and his wife, Randi of Erick, Oklahoma, Taylor Aizenman and her husband, David of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Morgan Jones and her husband, Taylor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one daughter-in-law, Kim Boswell, two brothers, Melvin Burns and Raymond Burns, and two sisters, Hazel Burns and Lois Kepley.

Funeral services were held at Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Interment followed at Strong City Cemetery in Strong City, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Memorials can be made to the Baptist Children’s Home in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.martin- duggerfuneralhome.com

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