Obituaries

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Loyd Reese

Loyd Reese was born Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1929, in Kingston, Okla., to Commie Lee Reese and Jewel (Waterson) Reese. He passed from this life on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Denison, Texas, at the age of 88. Loyd lived in Kingston throughout his childhood and graduated from Kingston High School in 1947. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Barwick, Aug. 5, 1949, in Kingston. They moved to Denison, Texas, after the birth of their daughter in 1950, where they lived, had a son, and raised their family. They returned to Kingston in 1982. Loyd was last employed with Cole Construction in Denison where he was an operating engineer until his retirement in 1992. Loyd enjoyed camping with the family, calf roping, hunting, and was an avid fisherman. He spent many hours on Lake Texoma catching catfish, which he also cooked to help provide the fish for the Kingston Alumni Association’s annual fish fry. Mr.

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Minna Gene Blackwelder

Minna Gene Blackwelder, 96, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at her home in Kingston. She was born on July 9, 1922, in West Helena, Ark., to the late Eugene B. Fletcher and Minna Laconia Bivens Fletcher. Minna was raised in West Helena and graduated at the Woodruff High School in 1940. She married Leroy Jesse Blackwelder Sr. on Sept. 12, 1942, in West Helena, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1996. She was a military wife for 22 years which took her all around the world for great adventures. Minna was an active church member in Dallas and Amarillo, Texas, and Lake Texoma. She was an avid bridge player, yahtzee player via telephone, and enjoyed watching the Texas Rangers, along with her dear cousin Peggy. Minna was loved by everyone and never met a stranger. She was always aware of God’s beauty around her and saw the good in everything.

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Eunice Estell Page

Eunice Estell Page, 88, of Powell, Okla., passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Family Care Center, Kingston, Okla. She was born on April 18, 1930, in Powell, Okla., to the late Elmer Klein and Hattie Bridgman Klein. Eunice was raised and lived her entire life in the Enville and Powell area. She married Charles B. Lewis in April of 1948, and had a son, Charles F. Lewis. Eunice later married Cledon (C. J.) Page on March 20, 1955, and had a daughter, Nancy Page May. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1992. She worked at home and farmed and ranched. Eunice enjoyed mowing her yard, gardening, canning, and picking pecans.

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Deloris (Rust) Lindsey

Deloris (Rust) Lindsey passed away at age 76, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Chickasha, Okla. She was born May 5, 1942, in Denison, Texas, to Valerie Rust (Henson) and Pete Rust, whom preceded her in death. She spent most of her life in Lawton, Okla., as a hairdresser and retired when she moved to the Lake Texoma area. Deloris is survived by her daughters: Michelle McDaniel and husband, Ron, of Chickasha, Okla.; Cindy Owens, of Westcliffe, Colo.; Tracy Hargrove and husband, Greg, of Lawton, Okla.; brother: Walter Carender and wife, Judy, of Iowa Park, Texas; grandchildren: Shawna McDaniel, Ethan Owens, Mason Hargrove, Madilyn Hargrove; aunt and uncle, Richard and Joanna Rust, of Midwest City, Okla.; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Madill, Okla.

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Jerry Clyde Brigham

Jerry Clyde Brigham was born on Feb. 5, 1944, in Ada, Okla. He was the son of Olen and Aline Brigham. He grew up in Madill and graduated from high school in 1962. After attending the University of Oklahoma as a student, he returned there as a member of the Mass Communications faculty and received his Master of Fine Arts degree. Jerry lived in Louisiana, Alaska, and Colorado before retiring and returning to the Madill area. Professionally, he taught college courses in Mass Comunications and Film at the University of Oklahoma, University of Alaska, University of Louisiana and East Central University in Ada, Okla. The majority of his nonteaching career was spent working as a CEO and a public television personality at a number of radio and TV stations. These include stations such as: KUAC TV/ FM in Fairbanks, Alaska, KYUK AM/TV in Bethel, Alaska, KRVS FM in Lafayette, La., and radio station KUTE in Ignacio, Colo.

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Alvin Holt

Alvin Holt, 65, of Kingston, Okla., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at his home in Kingston. He was born March 8, 1953, in Lakeview, Ore., to the late Forrest and Opal Holt. Alvin was raised in Haworth, Okla., where he graduated from Haworth High School. He married Cathy Marie Williams on Sept. 18, 1986, in DeQueen, Ark. He was a humorist and a prankster, sci-fi enthusiast and author, snappy dresser, and dedicated gardener, and a cooker of a mean pot of beans. Alvin loved fishing, sports, going to the casino, and spending time with family. Alvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was extremely proud of his kids and grandkids and would tell anybody who’d listen all about them.

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Angel Gabriel Recio

Angel Gabriel Recio, of Madill, Okla., went to heaven Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at the hospital in Ardmore, Okla. He was born on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Ardmore to Jose M. Recio and Marisol Grimaldo Recio. Angel was baptized on Aug 14, 2018. He is survived by his parents: Jose and Marisol Recio, Madill, Okla.; paternal grandparents: Juan and Pilar Recio; maternal grandparents: Benjamin and Maria Grimaldo; two brothers: Aaron and Adan Recio; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla., with a wake service at 6 p.m. Services were Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Madill, Okla. Deacon Gustavo Orellana officiated the service. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Okla. Casket bearers were: Humberto Grimaldo and Gilberto Grimaldo. Honorary bearers were: Juan Recio and Celso Recio.

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Amy Michelle Humphrey-Snook

Amy Michelle Humphrey-Snook, of Madill, Okla., born on Sept. 29, 1977, in Admore, Okla., to Alfreda Cortes and the late Paul Humphrey, passed away at age 40, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Amy graduated from Madill High School, Murray State College, and Webster University for graduate school. She was an employee at Choctaw Global Services. Amy was the beloved wife of Erik Snook. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Benny Humphrey. Amy is survived by her brothers: Paul Humphrey Jr; Michael Humphrey; sisters: Karen Christie; Shemicka Humphrey; aunts: Irene Sanders; Carolyn Blanco; uncles: Billy Watson, Donald Sanders, Ronald Sanders, Jimmy Humphrey, and Hibbard Humphrey; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also leaves behind her dogs, Klondike and Lucy. Those who wish may donate in Amy’s name to: Lupus Foundation of America. Friends and family are welcome to attended the Celebration of Life service on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11:30 a.m.

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Carolyn Brewer

Carolyn Brewer left this life in Muskogee, Okla., on Aug. 14, 2018, at the age of 81, and joined her Savior. She was born in Tulsa, Okla., on March 4, 1937, to Walter Leon and Irene Estelle (Hutchinson) Renné. Carolyn married Russell H. Brewer on March 29, 1963. Russell preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2009. Carolyn and her husband Russell were owners and operators of the Western Auto and Texoma True Value retail store in Madill, Okla., from 1973 to 2000. Carolyn was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Durant, Okla. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, involvement with her church, going to the movies, reading, attending craft shows with her friends, and any time she spent with her dear family. Mrs.

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Bill Carl Villines

Services for Billy Carl Villines, 87, of Ada, Okla., were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Floyd Kaiser, retired from Southwest Church of Christ, officiated. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Villines passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at a Shawnee, Okla. hospital. He was born May 13, 1931, in Bowlegs, Okla., to Roy Lee and Winifred Forest Villines. He attended Bowlegs schools and excelled in basketball in high school. After graduating from high school, he attended East Central University in Ada, Okla. His college career was cut short when he broke his ankle and was unable to compete further. He graduated with a degree in education. While at ECU, he met his lifelong sweetheart, Lawana Scott. They were married for 67 years. After a brief stint working in the oil fields, Bill moved into coaching and that is where he made his mark.

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