Obituaries

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31
Jan

Robert “BoBo” Privitt Jr.

 

Robert “BoBo” Privitt Jr., a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew,  and friend to many passed away too soon on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the age of 18. Robert was the son of Robert Sr. and Sarah Privitt, born in Durant, Okla., on Oct. 19, 2000.

BoBo was a senior at Kingston High School in Kingston, Okla. He was loved and cherished by many, and he never met a stranger. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He enjoyed singing anything and everything he could. He liked anime and playing video games like Legend of Zelda. He enjoyed giving hugs to everyone as much as they loved getting hugs from him. He will truly be missed by everyone he touched.

Thu
24
Jan

Marvin Leon “Marv” Swears

Marvin Leon “Marv” Swears of Kingston, Okla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Durant, Okla., at the age of

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24
Jan

George Grover Folsom

George Grover Folsom, 86, of Ada, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Ada, Okla. George was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Bennington, Okla., to the late Louie and Addie Woods Folsom. George joined the United States Navy as a young adult and spent his early adult life in the military. He retired from the Navy in 1969, and was hired as Chief of Security for the Sheraton Dallas Hotel (originally Southland Center).

In 1994, George moved back to Oklahoma and worked at the Veterans Center in Ardmore, Okla., for 10 years while living in Ardmore and Kingston, Okla. In 2014, he moved to Ada to be closer to his children and grandchildren. George taught himself to play the piano and always enjoyed playing for family and church events.

Thu
24
Jan

Leola Turner Bumpass

Leola Turner Bumpass, 91, of Madill, Okla., passed away Jan. 15, 2019, at her home in Madill. She was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Willis, Okla., to the late Robert Colbert Turner and Ola Andel Cora Payne Turner. Leola married Archie Edward Bumpass on June 5, 1942, in Durant, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1983. She worked for Brookside Nursing Center in Madill as a nurse’s aide and housekeeping and later she worked for Texoma Peanut Co.

Leola was a member of the Grantham Baptist Church where she was saved and baptized. She liked to crochet, sew, quilt, do puzzles and above all go fishing. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving Day because she loved cooking for all her family and grandkids. Leola loved sitting outside watching the birds and enjoyed her morning glories.

Thu
17
Jan

Herberta “Berta” Farley

Herberta “Berta” Farley, 91, of Kingston, Okla., flew up to heaven on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, after a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late Herbert and Edith Greenhaw. Berta graduated from Putman City High School and later the University Hospital Nursing School where she received her LPN License. Berta married Don Farley in 1965, her dancing partner and the love of her life. They retired to Buncombe Creek in the late 1970’s where they enjoyed dancing at Pacesetter’s for many years, and antiquing. She also loved animals.

Also, left to mourn Berta is her dearest friend of many years, Kaye Newton, whom she loved like a daughter. They spent many hours running the roads and eating out. Berta never missed a chance to eat breakfast at a café, and everyone who knew her will miss her good humor and smiles. She is now dancing with Don again.

Thu
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)

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