Obituaries

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14
Jun

Robert Lee Taylor

Robert Lee Taylor, left his earthly home on April 4, 2018, at the age of 77. On his final day, he was kissed goodnight by the love of his life, Lanny. They were married for 57 years. Together, they raised four boys, Kelly, Robert, Matthew, and Ryan. He is survived by sister: Sally Sue, and brothers: Tom, Winston, and Richard. He was preceded in death by siblings: Jerry, Royce, and Vickie. He has three daughters- in-law: Susan, Sharon, and Nimfa; six grandchildren: Kelly, Peter, Parker, Alexandra, Andrea, Aaron; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Robert enjoyed hard work and was a particular fan of his well-worn hand tools. He had a great sense of humor and would jokingly describe himself as a PHD...Post Hole Digger. He and his siblings came by hard work naturally, growing up farming in Southern Oklahoma and eventually settling in Enos, outside of Kingston, in a community now called Taylor’s Island View. He was a loving, humble man who enjoyed simple pleasures.

Thu
07
Jun

Kolton “Buzzard” Alan Jones

Koltan Alan Jones, 25, of Childress, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Oklahoma. Funeral services were 3 p.m., on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Childress. Rev. Chad King, pastor, officiated. Burial followed in Tell Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Johnson Funeral Home. Koltan was born on Sept. 24, 1992, in Childress, to Brian and Dayna (Mayden) Jones. He graduated from Madill High School in Madill, Okla., as a star of the football team. He received a full academic scholarship to Oklahoma University. He was known as a good-hearted cowboy and an allaround great guy who never met a stranger. He could ride any horse by the time he was 5 years old. Above all else, he was a good and loyal friend to all his family and friends, and looked out for others.

Thu
07
Jun

Cullen Weldon McDavid

Cullen Weldon McDavid, 81, resident of Justin, Texas, passed into his heavenly home on Friday, June 1, 2018. Services are scheduled 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018, at First Baptist Church, 402 W. 8th Street, Justin, Texas, 76247. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Weldon’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Weldon was born to Clarence Earl Mc- David and Harriet Elizabeth Rainwater McDavid, (both deceased) on March 15, 1937, in Williamson County, Texas. His son Lloyd Earl McDavid preceded him in death. He graduated from San Marcos High School in 1955. He served as a Texas State Trooper from 1957 to 1962. Weldon also served as a police officer in Longview and Irving, Texas, and was a small business owner until he retired in 1990. Weldon married Lois Jean Mitchell in 1955, and they lived in Texas and Oklahoma. Together, they raised three children: Monte, Lloyd and Christy.

Thu
07
Jun

Joyce Geree Beasley

Joyce Geree Beasley, 76, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, Okla. She was born on April 21, 1942, in Shay, Okla., to the late Milton Turner and Velma Peters Turner. Joyce was raised in Borger, Texas, and Marshall County. She married Warren L. Beasley on Aug. 28, 1971, in Sedan, Kan., and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2007. Joyce worked at the Madill Pants Factory, Brookside Nursing Center, The Peanut Company, and later for B&B Tire Shop. She was a member of the Enos House of Prayer, and she enjoyed shopping, quilting, crocheting, and listening to gospel music.

Thu
31
May

Thomas Raymond Gentry

Thomas Raymond Gentry, 91, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Veterans Center in Ardmore. He was born on Nov. 13, 1926, in Kingston, Okla., to the late Thomas Henry Gentry and Rachel Florence Buttery Gentry. Thomas was raised in Russett, Okla., and lived in this area his entire life. He worked on a cattle ranch as a ranch hand and other odd jobs. Thomas married Alice Irene Watkins, and she preceded him in death. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his children: Billy Ray Gentry, Ardmore, Okla.; Debbie Kincannon, Duncan, Okla.; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; brothers: Jessie Gentry and wife, Lou, Madill, Okla.; Lewis Gentry and wife, Madge, Antlers, Okla.; sisters: Betty Lorene Moss, Wilson, Okla.; Corene Worrell and husband, Jessie, Fort Worth, Texas; Colleen Tillery, Iola, Kan. Thomas was preceded in death by parents, wife, one daughter: June Smith, and three brothers: James, Roy, and Troy.

Thu
31
May

David W. “Dave” Payne

Services for David W. “Dave” Payne, 84, of Marietta, Okla., will be held at 2 p.m. (today) Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Marietta’s Eastside Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Brett Alberda. Interment in the McMillan Cemetery, McMillan, Okla., will be under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta, with graveside military honors conducted by a U.S. Army team. Dave was born at Madill, Okla., on Aug. 27, 1933, the son of Clifford and Myrtle Kirtley Payne. He passed away Friday, May 25, 2018, in Mercy Health Love County, Marietta, Okla. A resident of Marshall County and Love County most of his life, Dave was an auto mechanic from when he was a teenager until well into his 70s. He attended elementary school at McMillan and graduated from Madill High School. Dave served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged on Jan. 18, 1957. For his service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. On Aug.

Thu
31
May

William (Skeeze) Augustus Macon

William (Skeeze) Augustus Macon, 81, of Enos, Okla., passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the hospital in Ardmore, Okla. He was born on March 23, 1937, in Brownsville, Okla., to the late Wiley Macon and Ida Yeary Macon. Skeeze was raised in Enos and graduated from Kingston High School in 1955. He worked for Rural Little before going to work in the oil field. He married Gaylene Riley on July 16, 1958, in Silo, Okla. Skeeze later worked for WW Trailers and Clint Williams Texoma Farms. Skeeze was very active in his community where he served as Fire Chief for 30-plus years for the Enos Volunteer Fire Department and on the Search and Rescue Team. He was a member of the Baptist Faith, and he loved fishing, watching, and playing baseball. His greatest joy was his family and grandchildren.

Thu
31
May

Louis Leroy Shrauger

Louis Leroy Shrauger, Jr., 74, a resident of Kingston, Okla., passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was born Oct. 1, 1943, in San Francisco, Calif., to Louis Leroy, Sr. and Francis P. (Silva) Shrauger. He married Lola Ruth Horner on Sept. 11, 51 years ago. He attended Norwalk High School in Los Angeles, Calif., and he worked as a door hanger. Louis was a member of the Moose Lodge, and he served our country in the U.S. Army. He was of the Catholic faith and loved fishing, football, Dallas Cowboys, boating, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife: Lola Shrauger of the home; son: Kevin Shrauger, of Boliver, Mo.; daughters: Debra Lynn Shrauger, of Sherman, Texas; Lynn Smith and husband, Anthony, of Kingston, Okla.; and Jodi Carlson, of Ontario, Calif.; sisters: Mary, Cynthia, and Stephanie; brother: Michael; along with 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many dear and loved friends.

Thu
24
May

Charles Edward Sullivan

Charles Edward Sullivan, of Mead, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 88. He was born on Sept. 12, 1929, in Bokchito, Okla. to Burley Sullivan and Eltha Paralee (Baber) Sullivan. He married Lois Neely (Sammons) Sullivan on Nov. of 1968, in Clear Lake City, Texas. He attended Yukon High School and lettered in football for three years at Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he received a bachelor’s degree. After college, Charles eventually met all the necessary requirements to become an engineer, even though his degree was in Physics. He found it humorous that there was additional requirements since his Physics degree had more difficult classes. He went to work for Boeing at the Strategic Air Command Center near Wichita, Kan.

Thu
24
May

Lois Neely Sammons Sullivan

Lois Neely Sammons Sullivan, of Canyon Lake, Texas passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, in New Braunfels, Texas at the age of 92. She was born on May 24, 1925, in Murray, Ky., to John Thomas Sammons and Margaret Lois (Ross) Sammons. She was raised in Murray, Ky., and graduated from Murray High School in 1944. She attended Murray State University. Lois then began a career as a telephone operator in Murray, Ky. She married Charles Edward Sullivan in Nov. of 1968, in Clear Lake City, Texas. Lois and her husband, Charlie, moved to the Lake Texoma area near Madill, Okla., in the summer of 1972 to begin their lives as real estate developers. Charlie left a successful career as a true rocket scientist in the NASA/ Space Center program to start his own business, and Lois was there every step of the way. Gone was the corporate stress.

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