Obituaries

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John James Welsh

John James Welsh, 68, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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John Christopher Welsh

John Christopher Welsh, 46, of Madill, Okla., passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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Josephine Shoemaker

Josephine Shoemaker, 81, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. Services are 1 p.m. (today) Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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Peggy Colene Runyan

Peggy Colene Runyan passed away in the home Thursday morning, June 15, 2017, after a lengthy battle with illness. Peggy was a longtime resident of Kingston, Okla., and loved supporting Redskin sports and school functions. She also enjoyed cooking, especially her Blue Ribbon coconut pie that everyone loved. She was a hardworking woman, holding numerous jobs in the community. Being a straight shooter, you always knew where you stood with her, good or bad. A strong matriarch, she was admired by her children and grandchildren and leaves behind a lifetime of wonderful memories for her family. Peggy was born to Pete and Alta Callis on Oct. 25, 1935, in Dougherty, Okla. Peggy attended school through the ninth grade. She would often talk of her younger days, picking cotton to help provide for her family. She was married to Jim Holloway in 1950, and had three children: Jimmy Allen, Peggy Sue and Cheryl. After Jim’s death in 1960, she met Bob Runyan, and they were married in 1962.

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Johnny Jerrell Easley

Johnny Jerrell Easley, 85, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the hospital in Madill, Okla. He was born on March 29, 1932, in Texas City, Texas, to the late Edgar Jefferson Easley and Opal Flossie Harvey Easley. Johnny was raised in Kingston, graduated from Kingston High School, and later attended Oklahoma City University where he received a degree in auto mechanics and commercial art. He joined the United States Navy and served from 1951 to 1955 as a Seaman during the Korean Conflict. Johnny worked at Tinker Air Force Base from January 1956 to August 1968 as a inspector. He married Wanda Lou Easley on April 30, 1969, in Norman, Okla., and she preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2003. Johnny worked for TG&Y, Southwest Acoustics, W&W Trailer Mfg., Chateau Normandy Project, and Norman Public Schools. He was a member of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and sports.

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Jasper Vondell Flowers

Jasper Vondell Flowers, 89, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital, in Ardmore, Okla. He was born in Stratford, Okla., on Aug. 8, 1927, to the late Jim Levi Flowers and Ora Jane Dake Flowers. Vondell was raised in Stratford where he attended school. He married the love of his life, Wanda Fae Eeds, on Feb. 28, 1948. In 1995, he and Wanda retired to Lake Texoma where he became a valued member of the Cumberland Community. Vondell was a former Deacon of the Cumberland Baptist Church, former fire chief of the Tri City Fire Department, and a former Worshipfull Master of the Creekmore Lodge, Madill, Okla. He was a member of the Little City Baptist Church, and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved coaching little league baseball.

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Julia Irene Harwell

Julia Irene Harwell, of Marlow, Okla., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Services were 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Lone Cedar Cemetery, Mannsville, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill, Okla.)

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Phillip Jump

Phillip Jump, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Services are pending. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill, Okla.)

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Vivian Leighty

Vivian Leighty, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Watts Funeral Home, Kingston, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill, Okla.)

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Saray Aldaba Salas

Saray Aldaba Salas, of Madill, Okla., passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. Services were Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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