Obituaries

Thu
13
Jun

Israel Fernandez Miranda

Israel Fernandez Miranda, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Ardmore, at the age of 66. He was born on Sept. 23, 1952, in Cuba. He married Patricia Lynn Gardner and he worked as

a landscaper. He loved the outdoors and gardening.

Israel leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Patricia Miranda, of the home; daughters: Tamara Huey and husband, Cleo; and Latisha Gardner; son: Kevin Miranda; grandchildren: Darius Seal, Maria Heredia, Jasmin Heredia, Jennifer Heredia, Jaquawn Washburn, Jacari Gardner and Kerieon Miranda; along with one great-grandchild, host of friends, nieces and nephews.

Family Night was Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Madill, Okla.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Madill, Okla.

Thu
06
Jun

John Michael “Mike” Pierce

John Michael “Mike” Pierce, 70, of Davis, Okla., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Davis. He was born Dec. 23, 1948, in Sulphur, Okla., to the late John Charles Pierce and Wanda Lou Sapp Pierce.

Mike was raised in Sulphur until the age of 14 when he moved to Madill, Okla. He graduated from Madill High School in 1967 and later attended Murray State and East Central University. Mike married Linda Dell Talley on July 4, 1970 in Davis. He served in the Army National Guard from 1970 to 1975, during this time, he and Linda moved to the Dallas area where he worked in the sheet metal and high rise construction trade. They moved back to Madill in 1985 and started Pierce Sheet Metal in 1987.

Thu
06
Jun

Jimmy Leon Bishop

Jimmy Leon Bishop, 72, of Enos, Okla., better known as Leon passed from this life on earth to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at TMC in Denison, Texas.

Leon was born Dec. 20, 1946 in Ardmore, Okla., to the late Ocial James “Tooter” Bishop and Odessa Page Bishop. He attended Kingston schools and spent his entire life in Enos. Leon married Suzanne Nelson on April 8, 1966, at the Enos Baptist Church and they spent over 53 years together. They raised 4 children; Jimmy, Jamie, Jason and Cynthia.

A farmer, which we just heard fits Leon to a tee, because that was just him. Leon was a simple man that loved his wife and family dearly. He grew up on the farm and continued that the rest of his days. Leon worked hard all his life, farming and ranching was what he loved and wouldn’t had been happy doing anything else. He raised peanuts for over 40 years before retiring and continued to bail hay and raise cattle.

Thu
06
Jun

Gilbert Jackson Jr.

Gilbert Jackson, Jr. of Madill, Okla., was born on April 30, 1953, in Houston, Texas to Gilbert and Jewel (Wilson) Jackson. He passed away on May 26, 2019, in Madill, Okla., at the age of 66. Gilbert worked as a nurse’s aide and served in the US Army.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Jewel Jackson.

He is survived by his daughters: Terra, Misty, Jackie, Turischevia and Monique; sons: VaLente and Gilbert, Jr.; cousins: Larry King, Teresa Gates and Randy Gates; a very special friend, Patricia Fields; along with numerous grandchildren and many dear and loved friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019, at The Hill in Madill, Okla.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Madill, Okla.

Thu
06
Jun

Mary Elizabeth Raborn

Mary Elizabeth Raborn, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, passed from this life at her home on Sunday May 26, 2019, at the age of 85.

A family hour was from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel in Durant, Okla.

A celebration of her life was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel.

Her final resting place was the Highland Cemetery in Durant with Jimmie J. Rabon, Mike Rabon, William Uranga, Danny Childress, Travis Johnson and Brian White as her pallbearers.

Mary was born on July 27, 1933, in Durant, Okla., to Nicholas Oscar Pierot and Evelyn (Nucomb) Pierot. She married William H. Rabon in Grayson County, Sherman, Texas on May 12, 1948.

Thu
30
May

Charlene Marie Chidester,

83, of Madill, Okla., passed away Friday, May 24,, 2019. Services were 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

Thu
30
May

Kay McCorstin Hasselman

Kay McCorstin Hasselman, 73, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. She was born Sept. 6, 1945, in Aberdeen, Wash., to the late Fred McCuan and Eliza Ray McCuan.

Kay was raised in Kingston where she graduated high school in 1963. She was a proud member of the Kingston Alumni Association. Kay later graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a degree in Sociology and began working for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in 1970 as a social worker. She was promoted to the position of County Director of the Marshall County DHS in 1985, and remained in this capacity until her retirement.

Kay married Robert Ross McCorstin on Feb. 5, 1966, in Kingston, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2016. She later married Don Hasselman on Sept. 16, 2017. Kay was a lifelong member of the Kingston Church of Christ, and she has attended the Madill Church of Christ since 2016.

Thu
30
May

Patsy Jane Davis

Patsy Jane Davis, 70, of Madill, Okla.; passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at her home in Madill. She was born March 21, 1949, in Edmond, Okla., to the late Thomas Edgar Patterson and Myrtle Viola Turner Patterson. Patsy was raised in Moore, Okla., where she graduated high school. She later moved to Ardmore and where she met Carl Davis. They married on Jan. 9, 1986, in Lone Grove, Okla., and he preceded her in death on May 29, 2007.

She moved to Madill in 1992, and she was self-employed with her friend Melba as “PJ and ME” wallpaper hanging. Patsy was a beautiful lady and very strong willed. She loved playing cards with family at Okiefest, watching movies, going to garage sales with her sisters, and fishing with her longtime friend Susie Knight

Thu
23
May

Vernon William Oisten Jr.

Vernon William Oisten Jr., 71, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home in Kingston. He was born June 10, 1947, in Okmulgee, Okla., to the late Vernon W. Oisten Sr. and Audrey Lois Harkrider Oisten.

Vernon was raised in Okmulgee and graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1966. He lived in the Lake Texoma and Kingston area for the past 40 years and worked for W.W. Trailers until he retired after 25 years. He married Georgette Cox on Oct. 4, 2001, in Madill. Vernon enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and other old westerns. He was an avid race car fan, and an owner and collector of classic cars. Vernon also enjoyed working on his rat rods with his car buddies. He was known for cutting up with everyone he met, often saying “If I can’t BS with you, I can’t talk to you.”

Thu
23
May

Lisa Gail McCreight

Lisa Gail McCreight, 52, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Alliance Hospital in Madill, Okla. She was born Dec. 7, 1966, in Denton, Texas, to the late Wallace Calvin Sprabeary and Marion Snody Sprabeary. Lisa was raised in Denton and later lived in Ardmore, Okla., and Kingston where she lived the rest of her life.

She married Wallace Don McCreight on May 31, 1996, in Kingston. Lisa worked as a paramedic at the Madill Hospital until 2002 when she had a heart attack. She was affiliated with the Baptist faith, and she enjoyed doing dog grooming, and going out on the boat. Her greatest love was her grandkids, and doing anything with family.

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