Obituaries

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17
May

David Ray Elmore

David Ray Elmore was born May 18, 1958, in Ardmore, Okla. Husband to Kelly Glenn Elmore, of Kingston, Okla., and son of Jerry and Donna Elmore, of Ardmore, Okla. David passed from us, in a very quick untimely manner, late Thursday night, May 10, 2018, minutes after arriving home by transport at the age of 59. He accomplished his goal of getting back home. David loved Lake Texoma area, and the people surrounding it. He spent most of his life boating on this lake with his family and friends. He also was a Porsche and Harley Davidson enthusiast. He was a world renowned steak chef, known by great aficionados around the globe. (I remember finding in the seat of an American Airlines flight out of LA where a listing of the top steakhouses were.

Thu
17
May

Dr. Mary Jane Nelson

Funeral services for Dr. Mary Jane Nelson, 78, of Tishomingo, Okla., will be held, Friday, May 18, 2018, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Tishomingo, Okla. Rev. Luke Holmes will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Tishomingo Cemetery. Dr. Nelson passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas. The family will receive friends (today) Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mary Jane (Bennett) Nelson was born, May 24, 1939, at a clinic on the second floor of the old Walker Hotel in Tishomingo, Okla., to J.C. and Mary (Baker) Bennett, Jr. She is the granddaughter of John Claude and Nolen Zenobia(Jones) Bennett, early pioneers to Johnston County, and Welcome Ledbetter and Emma (Wright) Baker settlers in Willis, Okla. Mary Jane attended Tishomingo schools all 12 years, graduating as Valedictorian in 1957. She was district officer for 4-H and Future Homemakers of America.

Thu
17
May

Gwendolyn Sue Rose

Gwendolyn Sue Rose, 48, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Madill, Okla. She was born on Jan. 25, 1970, in Liberal, Kan., to G. W. Green and Glenda Lou Miller Lansdale. Gwen was raised in Kingston where she graduated from the Kingston High School in 1988. She later received the RN Degree from Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla., and worked as a registered nurse for several years. Gwen enjoyed going to the lake with friends and listening to music. Her greatest love was her kids and family. She is survived by her mother: Glenda Scott Lansdale and husband, William, Kingston, Okla.; children: Jeremy Cannon Bridgeman, Kingston, Okla.; Janson William Rose, Kingston, Okla.; Janci Love Rose, Kingston, Okla.; brother: Dameon Scott and wife, Brittney, Gunter, Texas; sisters: Gerri Langford and husband, Jimmy, Kingston, Okla.; several nieces, nephews, and friends. Gwen was preceded in death by her father: G. W.

Thu
17
May

Betty Lee Easley

Betty Lee Easley, 92, of Mannsville, Okla., passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill) Lillie Faye Nash, 81, of Corinth, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018. Services are 2 p.m. (today) Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

Thu
10
May

Debbie Ann Bean

Debbie Ann Bean, 61, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Debbie was born to Don and Dorothy Dosset, in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 2, 1957. Debbie graduated from Grand Prairie High School, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was a member of the Oakview Baptist Church Debbie enjoyed taking care of her yard, fishing, scratching lottery tickets, playing pick three, gossiping, cooking (sometimes), taking care of everyone and her animals. She loved doing hair, and worked at Kelly’s and A Cut Above. She loved to laugh, listening to her jukebox, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, playing bingo, and cleaning.

Thu
03
May

Eugene Eldredge Gregory

Eugene Eldredge Gregory (USAF), 82, passed away peacefully April 24, 2018. Eugene (Gene) Gregory was born to Otto and Morene Gregory. Gene is survived by his daughter Julie Buie and husband, Pat, of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters: Betty Knapp, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Kathrin Franklin, of Edmond, Okla.; uncle: Beauford Webb, of Fort Worth; stepson: JD Patrick, Jr. and wife, Julie, of Benbrook, Texas; as well as cousins, nieces, and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by his parents: Otto and Morene Gregory; wife of 31 years, Meda Gregory, brothers-inlaw: Charles Knapp and Leonard Franklin. Gene was born and raised in Lindsay, Okla. Gene served 20 years in the United States Air Force from 1955 through 1975. Following his service in the Air Force, Gene enjoyed a career in sales and management of the manufacturing of security equipment for retail merchandise in Fort Worth, Texas. Gene had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger.

Thu
03
May

Roger Hallmark

Roger Hallmark, 81, of Ravia, Okla., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Services are pending at this time. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

Thu
03
May

Col. Jason Harold Cain Jr.

Col. Jason Harold Cain Jr., 88, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Carrus Specialty Hospital in Sherman, Texas. He is survived by his bride, Jo Ann, their three children, six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Cain was born on Jan. 25, 1930, in Wewoka, Okla., to the late Jason H. Cain, Sr., and Leona Cain, and he was raised there until he graduated high school. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from University of Oklahoma in 1953, Cain joined the U.S. Army. He served his country for 32 years, completing tours of duty in Europe (Paris, Orléans, France), Vietnam, Okinawa, and the United States (Honolulu, Hawaii; Ogden and Dugway, Utah). Cain earned a number of medals and awards, notably the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in connection with military operations against hostile forces in Vietnam from January 1968 to January 1969.

Thu
26
Apr

Judy Kay Pershica

Judy Kay Pershica, 62, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2018, at Watts Funeral Home, Kingston, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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26
Apr

Bess Louise Ward

Bess Louise Ward, 95, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Springdale, Ark. She was born on Jan. 18, 1923, to the late John Calvin Glenn and Eula Eunice McGee Glenn. She was raised in Madill and graduated from the Madill High School in 1940. She attended two years at Murray State Collage before going to work at the Marshall County Abstract where she worked for 47 years. Bess married David Crockett Ward on April 18, 1942, in Muskogee, Okla., and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2013. Over the years she served on the B&PW, Madill Daughters Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion Auxiliary, a leader of two Campfire groups and the Library Board for over 20 years. Bess was very active in the First United Methodist Church where she was a member from cradle roll. She helped in the Methodist Women’s Group and served as president of Susannah Wesley Circle. She loved to cook, can, play solitaire, and crossword puzzles.

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