Obituaries

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15
Feb

Thomas W. Miller, Sr.

Fisherman, lawman, joker, prankster, your best friend, and most of all, one big heart. No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child catch a fish – a Tom Miller trademark. Nobody did it better or as You are reading in the newspaper that I am dead. Do not believe a word of it, for I have just started a new adventure.I am now with my Savior. I am now in my real home. The body that I have no more use for is dead and gone. If you want to shed tears, make them tears of joy. I am rejoicing in heaven. Remember that I am with my Lord! Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, was a time of great reunion. I am once again with and all my loved ones that have gone before me, and will be together for all eternity. a loving family and friends.I was born in St. George, Utah on Nov. 14, 1940, and grew High School. I worked at the Lake Texoma State Lodge and attended Southeastern College working on a business degree.

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15
Feb

SAMANTHASilas Hughlon Gorrell

GorrellSilas Hughlon Gorrell, 86, of Kingston, Okla., passed was born on April 21, 1931, at Rooster Creek in Kingston to the late Silas Franklin Gorrell and Buelah Dowdy Gorrell. He was raised in Kingston where he attended the Kingston Schools.Hughlon married Wanda Sue Easley on Nov. 24, 1956, and she preceded him in death on March 24, 2000, after 44 years of marriage. Together they had four sons. Hughlon worked several jobs over the years including Pipeline and Amos a barber and began barbering in Ardmore, Okla., then Madill and in 1959, he started barbering in Kingston. He retired after about 50 years in 2010. Hughlon also served as mayor and judge of the Town of Kingston as well as owning several other businesses that included the Dairy Lane and the Hickory House.In his earlier years, he enjoyed squirrel and quail hunting. Sue would tell him, “they may not have milk, but Hughlon would always have shot gun shells.” She sometimes accom-panied him on his hunting adventures.

Thu
08
Feb

Robert Conrad “Bob” Brooks

Robert Conrad “Bob” Brooks, 76, of Elk City, Okla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City. (Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, Elk City, Okla.)

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08
Feb

Carol Sue Roys

Carol Sue Roys, 71, of Elk City, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Elk City. (Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, Elk City, Okla.)

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08
Feb

Steven Ray Cook

Steven Ray Cook, 66, of Canute, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Services are pending at this time. (Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, Elk City, Okla.)

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08
Feb

Leland H. Beals

Leland H. Beals died Jan. 21, 2018. He was born January 8, 1931, in Boise City, Okla., to David Beals and Evelyn Zerlein. Leland married Lillian (Elmore) Beals on May 13, 1953. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bethany, Okla. His first love was to God then family. He loved to bowl and play golf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, and two brothers, Jerry Snyder and Charles Moore. He is survived by his sister, Pearl Qualls, and many nieces and nephews. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Bethany. Interment followed at Arlington Memory Gardens in Midwest City, Okla. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.mercer-adams.com

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08
Feb

Earl Donald “Don” Maxwell

Earl Donald “Don” Maxwell passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Veterans Center in Ardmore, Okla. Don was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Marshall County. He was reared in the communities of Cumberland, Aylesworth, and Bowlin. He was baptized as a young boy in Lake Texoma. His parents, H. E. “Slim” and Lillian Christeen Alford Maxwell and Don’s brother Bobby, sisters Hazel, Lillie Ann & Diana moved to land purchased north of Madill on Randolph Bottom Road. Don graduated from Madill High School in 1947. Don enlisted in the United States Navy on Aug. 10, 1950, and trained in Navrecsta, San Diego, Calif., and was in ports of Hawaii, Japan and Korea. He was assigned to the ship USS LST 802 during the Korean Conflict. During his service he received the Good Conduct Medal, Navy Occupation (Asia), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Ribbon (5 Battle Stars) and United National Service Medal.

Thu
01
Feb

Larry Mac Morgan

Larry Mac Morgan, 49, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at his home in Madill. He was born on Oct. 21, 1968, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to the late Pete Johnson and Patricia Hargis Felder. Larry was raised in Oakland and graduated from Madill High School in 1986. He worked for Gibson Roofing doing construction and later worked for Dunn’s Electric for 15 years. Larry married Connie Austin on Nov. 10, 2002, in Madill. In 2008 he went to work for Mid America Steel and Wire as a furnace operator which he was very proud of. Larry loved making CDs and testifying of how good God is and giving them out to his family and friends. Larry attended the New Beginnings Church in Madill, and he enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, loved his motorcycles, and his grandchildren.

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01
Feb

Stephanie Jaye Howell Paniagua

Stephanie Jaye Howell Paniagua, of Fort Smith, Ark., passed away at her home Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Stephanie was born March 17, 1968, in Yuma, Ariz. She previously lived in Mead and Kingston, Okla., and worked at Oklahoma Steel and Wire as a stationary welder. Stephanie grew up in Santa Ana, Calif., and eventually moved to the Seattle, Wash., area, where she obtained her GED, pursued a truck-driving career and completed a bookkeeping course. Her interests were many. Stephanie was a competitive Scrabble player and was hard to beat. She loved her mini pinscher, Tinkerbell, who could be found on Stephanie’s lap 24/7. She is survived by her husband of five years: Carlos Paniagua Sr., of the home; her son: Evan McCrackin and wife, Cassandra, of Washington; and the love of her life, her grandson, Baker McCrackin.

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01
Feb

David Dewayne Wilkins “Lanie”

David Dewayne Wilkins “Lanie”, 54, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Norman, Okla. He was born to Shirley Beatrice Jarvis Wilkins and R.L. Benjamin Wilkins on Aug. 8, 1963. He lived most of his life in Madill. He is survived by his sons: Johnny R. Geels; David Wilkins Jr.; Jason Johnson; daughters: Debra L. Brown; and Lacy Brown. David had several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; five brothers and four sisters. David was preceeded in death by his parents; stepfather: Johnny Hill; two sisters: Wyonona Ruth Skinkis, Mary Ann Goodwin; and one brother: Benjamin Wilkins. Graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

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