Obituaries

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17
Jan

Jerry Martin Williams,

78, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Durant, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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17
Jan

Bill Warden

, 84, of Ravia, Okla., passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Tishomingo. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

Thu
17
Jan

William Elliott Crabb,

81, of Milburn, Okla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

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17
Jan

Loyce Ethel Hixon

, 96, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Services were 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Mannsville Cemetery, Mannsville, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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17
Jan

Joseph “Joe” Wayne Lindsey

, 52, of Madill, Okla., passed away Jan. 3, 2019. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

Thu
17
Jan

Goldman Levoice Hargis

Goldman Levoice Hargis, 84, of Kingston, Okla., passed away at the hospital in Durant, Okla. He was born on May 26, 1934, in Fobb, Okla., to the late Tony Hargis and Oren Moses Hargis. Levoice married Willie Ester Self on Sept. 6, 1956, in Gainesville, Texas, and she preceded him in death on March 10, 2015. He loved playing dominoes, fishing, hunting, and driving the road grader. Levoice’s greatest love was for his wife of 58 years. He loved his kids and his grandkids. Levoice loved farming, raising cattle, and driving his little brown pick-up. He is survived by his grandchildren: Kennon Hargis, Kenny Joe Hargis, Trevor Hargis, and Kenny Allen Hargis; and several great-grandchildren. Levoice was preceded in death by his parents, wife, an infant son: Jimmy Dan; and son: Joe Keith Hargis. Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla., from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a family hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services are (today) Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m.

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17
Jan

Allen R. Forbes Sr.

Allen R. Forbes Sr., of Kingston, Okla., was born on Jan. 7, 1937, in Garber, Okla., to Fred and Hazel Forbes. Allen passed away on Jan. 4, 2019, in Sherman, Texas, at the age of 81.

Allen attended school in Garber and graduated from West High School in Wichita, Kan. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force until his Honorable Discharge.

He married Phyllis June Raybourn on Dec. 25, 1954, and they were blessed with 37 years of marriage until Phyllis’s passing on May 4, 1991. Allen worked as an Aerodynamics Engineer, building airplanes until his retirement. He was a lifelong member of the NRA and was a loyal and devoted member of Texoma Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, vacationing, and museums, and treasured his time with family and friends.

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17
Jan

Bessie Louise Renegar

Bessie Louise Renegar, artist, wife, mother, and nanny, passed away Dec. 23, 2018, in Boulder City, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents: Herbert and Edith Greenhaw. Also, by her husband Val, and sons: Larry and Ray Renegar.

She is survived by her sisters: Berta, Rae Leta, Beckey and daughter, Laura. She also leaves to cherish her “Nanny” memories six grandchildren: Valeree and Lauree, Emily and Nason, Robb and Angie.

Born Oct. 26, 1924, Bessie lived a full life and left this world with her daughter by her side.

Family and friends can sign an online memorialguestbookat www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com

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17
Jan

Almon Lewis Blankenship

Almon Lewis Blankenship, 80, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. He was born on Oct. 21, 1938, in Woodville, Okla., to the late Ruel Earnest Blankenship and Elnora Beatrice Cobb Blankenship.

Almon was raised in Woodville where he attended school and graduated from Kingston High School in 1959. He worked as a carpenter and did masonry work. Almon worked in France and did granite work in Oklahoma City. He also did granite work at the entrance of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Almon married Bertha Phyllis Oldham on Feb. 1, 1959, in Marshall County, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2014.

He lived in Enid for a short while and Big Lake, Texas, where he volunteered at the elementary school with crafts and whittling with the kids. In 2000 Almon moved back to Kingston. He was affiliated with the Pentecostal Holiness faith and he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and raising chickens. Almon’s greatest love was his grandkids.

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17
Jan

Linda Gail Staples

Linda Gail Staples was born on Oct. 2, 1948, in Forrest City, Ark., to David Madison Caldwell and Hazel Stanley Caldwell. During Linda’s life, she lived in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma. She was a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

After moving to Oklahoma in 1980, she became Vice-President of Landmark Bank in Tishomingo, then relocated to Kingston, Okla., in 1988, where she owned an independent insurance agency for 15 years. She then took an accounting position with the Oklahoma State Parks and Tourism at Lake Texoma for three years before moving to Oklahoma City in 2006, as an accountant with the Oklahoma State Election Board where she later retired on Dec. 1, 2016.

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