Obituaries

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Audrey May Davis

Audrey May Davis, 75, of Mannsville, Okla., passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Services were 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at First Baptist Church, Mannsvile, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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Dec

Hannford Dollar

Hannford Dollar, 68, of Tishomingo, Okla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Services are pending at this time. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

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07
Dec

Gary Wayne Kerbo

Gary Wayne Kerbo, 66, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at his home in Kingston. He was born in Mangum, Okla., on May 11, 1951, to the late Nolan Devern Kerbo and Minnie Evelyn Hightower Kerbo. He was raised in Tulsa, Okla., and later joined the United States Army. Gary also lived in Rush Springs, Okla., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before moving to Kingston in 1985. He was a member of the Amvets Post 35 in Durant, Okla., and he enjoyed fishing, watching football, and loved OU football. He is survived by his sisters: Sharon Wall and husband, Ron, Lake City, Fla.; Anita Kerbo, Lady Lake, Fla.; nieces and nephews: Eric Wall, Craig Wall, Deanna Johnston, Jeromy Simpson; and several great nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Watts Funeral Home, Kingston, Okla. Lester Vogler officiated the service. Music was arranged by Deanna Johnston. Interment was at the Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Okla.

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07
Dec

Fred William Hall Jr.

Fred William Hall Jr., 76, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Oak Ridge Manor Nursing Center in Durant, Okla. Fred was born on Oct. 28, 1941, in Comanche, Okla., to the late Fred W. Hall and Mary A. Anderson Hall. He lived in Oklahoma, Oregon, and in Texas. Fred worked at Halliburton in Duncan, Okla., and later for the Texas Dept. of Transportation and retired after 25 years. In 1999, he moved back to Oklahoma where he lived the rest of his life. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working in the shop on woodworking projects. His greatest love was spending time with his family. Fred is survived by his son: Joel Pals, of Durant, Okla.; daughter: Mary Hall Skinner and fiancé, Robert Gormly, of Kingston, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Judith; son: Fred Hall II; daughter: Page Pals; and brother: Ted Hall. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m.

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07
Dec

Sharon Kay Bartee

Sharon Kay Bartee 74, of Madill, Okla., passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Nursing Center in Marietta, Okla. She was born on Oct. 9, 1943, in Bartlesville, Okla., to the late Gerald Thomas Bellmyer and Betty Jo Graham Bellmyer. Sharon was raised in Pasadena, Texas, and graduated from Pasadena High School. She lived in Houston, Texas, before moving to Dallas, Texas, where she married Royce Andrew Bartee on March 7, 1970. Sharon later lived in Mesquite and Arlington, Texas, and New Orleans, La., before moving to Madill in 2003 where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of the “Going Girls” and the Oakview Baptist Church. Sharon loved her family and enjoyed life. She is survived by her husband: Royce Bartee, Madill, Okla.; son: Richard Bartee, Dayton, Nev.; and brother: Tommy Bellmyer and wife, Clair, Tenaha, Texas. Visitation was Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla., from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a family hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Dec

Violet Flynn

Violet Flynn, a resident of Kingston, Okla., joined her beloved Lord and Savior, in Madill, Okla. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the age of 76. She was born on April 1, 1941, in Graysville, Mo., to Wilbert and Sarah (McGhy) Williams. Violet married her sweetheart Keith in Graysville, Mo., on Nov. 16, 1956. Violet dedicated 15 years of her life to lovingly caring for others as a home health aide for Marshall County Home Health. She was a member of the Faith Harvest Church in Kingston, Okla. Violet cherished her family and looked forward to any time they were able to spend together. She liked to sew, work at church, mow her yard, and especially caring for her beautiful flower beds. Mrs.

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Nov

Autry Harold Weems

Autry Harold Weems, 77, of Tishomingo, Okla., went to meet His Lord and Savior whom he loved dearly on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at his home in Tishomingo. Harold was born to the late Ruben Harold Weems and Rosa Lee Lowry Weems on Oct. 21, 1940, in Mannsville, Okla., and raised at Greasy Bend. He graduated from Mannsville High School in 1958. He loved to ride his bicycle, play ball, fish, hunt, and drive and work on cars. He worked as a carpenter, milk truck driver, for the county, and at General Motors and Michelin Tires in Ardmore, Okla. After he married Joan on March 23, 1991, he started ranching. Harold and Joan started Victory Home Health and Hospice, and Medical Equipment. The Lord blessed their endeavors. Harold trusted the Lord as Savior and became a member of the Mannsville Assembly of God in the 1970s. Harold loved to travel, so he and Joan have traveled to almost every state, as well as Canadian provinces. He loved to ride trains.

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Nov

Dallas Lynn De Werff

Dallas Lynn De Werff, 77, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at the hospital in Durant, Okla. He was born on June 4, 1940, in Great Bend, Kan., to the late Harold Eggert De Werff and Ruth Rebecca Koch De Werff. Dallas was raised in Ellinwood, Kan., where he graduated high school in 1958. He married Cinda Lue Wilcox in Ellinwood, Kan., on June 5, 1960. In 1960, Dallas and his brother Dennis began operating a dairy farm where he worked until 1979. From 1980 to 1995, Dallas operated two oilfield service businesses. In 1995, he moved to Fairview, Okla., and worked as a golf course superintendent. He later worked for Lake Murray and Lake Texoma golf courses and retired in 2013. He was a member of the Lighthouse Methodist Church, Kingston, the AMPI (Associated Milk Producers Inc.), and the USGA Golf Superintendent Association. Dallas enjoyed golfing, playing dominos, and hunting. His greatest love was the Kansas Jayhawks and his grandchildren.

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Nov

Zelma Faye (Rye) Oliver

Zelma Faye (Rye) Oliver was called to her Heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the age of 87, a week before her 88th birthday. She was born on Nov. 27, 1929, in Hugo, Okla., to Jim Edward and Era Lois Rye. She married Joel Edwin Oliver on Nov. 30, 1946, in Reedley, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents: Jim and Era Rye; two sisters: Naomi Rye and Lucille Owens; two brothers: Edward Rye and Bill Rye; and four of her sons: Edwin Keith, Paul Edward, Mickey Alan, and Ronnie Joe Oliver.

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Nov

E. R. “Randol” Keltner

E. R. “Randol” Keltner 89, of Little City, Okla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Hewitt Cemetery, Wilson, Okla. (Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson) Jacqueline Kay (Jackie) Mathis Cheadle, of Ravia, Okla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2017. Services are 1 p.m. (today) Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Rock Harbor Church, Ravia, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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