Obituaries

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15
Mar

Lorraine Stowers

Lorraine Stowers, 93, of Madill, Okla., passed away March 8, 2018, at the Family Care Center in Kingston, Okla. She was born on Oct. 2, 1924, in Cement, Okla., to the late Edgar Poe Brown and Jewell J. Gadburry Brown. Lorraine moved to Tyler, west of Madill, at the age of 10 where she lived her entire life. She married R. B. Stowers on Aug. 21, 1940, in Madill and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1996. Lorraine was a member of the Oakland Church of Christ, and she enjoyed gardening and doing yard work. She was a hard worker and enjoyed being outside.

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15
Mar

Delia Marie “Sissy” Patton

Delia Marie “Sissy” Patton, 73, of Madill, Okla., passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at her son’s home in Madill. She was born on June 12, 1944, in Yuba City, Calif., to the late Hubert Monroe Bartee and Ella Mae McDonald Bartee. Sissy was raised in Roswell, N.M., where she graduated from the Roswell High School in 1962. She lived in Irving, Texas, before moving to Madill where she lived the rest of her life. Sissy enjoyed spending time with her family and closest friends. She loved to visit her daughter Joy and Eddie in Montana. No matter where she was she loved to watch the sunset. Sissy was a sweet lady that would always rather give than take. She is survived by her children: Joe Robert Patton and wife, Khristy, Madill, Okla.; Sandra Kay Green, Madill, Okla.; Joy Anna Cunningham and husband, Eddie, Bozeman, Mont.; seven grandchildren; brother: Ronnie Bartee and wife, Donna, Denison, Texas; sisters: Lila Delozier, Madill, Okla.; Deborah Jan Hart and husband, Ron, Madill, Okla.

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15
Mar

David Parrish

David Parrish, 64, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. A celebration of his life was held at the home of his son, Taylor Parrish, 306 Highland Spring Ln, Georgetown, Texas 78633, at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018. David Taylor Parrish was born in late summer on Aug. 19, 1953, in Ardmore, Okla., to parents Lindon Myrl and Wanda Glee (Taylor) Parrish. He grew up in Madill, Okla., graduating high school and meeting the love of his life, Bessie Ann Young. They were married on July 29, 1972, in Tishomingo, Okla. David and Bessie Parrish have two wonderful children together: daughter, Tina, and son, Taylor. David went on to attend college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He worked at Industrial Flooring Inc., ultimately becoming vice president. He retired in 2017 after 29 years. He enjoyed spending time with the family, playing the guitar, and had a deep interest in geology.

Thu
08
Mar

Meda Jo Gregory

Meda Jo Gregory, 81, passed away peacefully Feb. 27, 2018, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Meda was born to Bismark and Myrtie (Todd) Behrens. Meda is survived by her husband: Eugene Gregory (USAF), of Kingston, Okla.; son: JD Patrick, Jr. and wife, Julie, of Benbrook, Texas; stepdaughter: Julie Buie and husband, Pat, of Fort Worth, Texas; as well as nieces and nephews. Meda was preceded in death by her parents: Bismark and Myrtie Behrens; two sisters: Evelyn Cox and husband, Clifford Cox (USAF), and Mildred Pilcher and husband, Marshall. Meda had a lively and loving personality. Those knowing Meda, recognized her desire in helping others, and in doing so, made many self-sacrifices. Meda enjoyed life and its simple offerings. She was adventurous and loved traveling, enthusiastic about sports, fishing, an avid lover of pets, and a very accomplished artist. Meda enjoyed a 29-year career in logistics with General Dynamics Aeronautics-Fort Worth.

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08
Mar

Lew Earl Caldwell

Lew Earl Caldwell, 79, of Caney/Soldier Creek passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at his home. He was born on March 22, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late Alma Royce Caldwell and Mary Alice Phillips Caldwell. Lew was raised in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he graduated high school. He served in the United States Marines and later in the United States Air Force before working for Kirby-Smith as a sales rep, and he retired in 2003. Lew married Shirley Rue Carney on Aug. 30, 1968, in Oklahoma City, Okla,. In 1992, they moved to Caney/Soldier Creek where he lived the rest of his life. Lew was affiliated with the Assembly of God faith, and he enjoyed flying, fishing, hunting, boating, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife: Shirley Rue Caldwell, Caney/Soldier Creek, Okla.; children: Kenneth Henderson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Cherri Penick, Kingston, Okla.; three grandchildren; sisters: Susan Davis, Richardson, Texas; and Alma Crosley, Pursell, Okla.

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01
Mar

Jesus Ezequiel Alvarez

Jesus Ezequiel Alvarez, 18, of Madill, Okla., passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at his home in Madill. He was born on April 26, 1999, in Ardmore, Okla., to Lorenzo Alvarez and Veronica Perez Alvarez. Jesus was raised in Madill and graduated from the Madill High School in 2017. He was currently attending Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla. Jesus was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Madill, and he enjoyed playing soccer, being the punter for the Madill football team, fishing, and mudding. He is survived by his parents: Lorenzo and Veronica Alvarez, Madill, Okla.; sisters: Abigail Alvarez and husband, Christopher, Madill, Okla.; Natalee Alvarez, Madill, Okla.; Isabelle Ross and husband, Otis, Madill, Okla.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jesus was preceded in death by his paternal grandpa: Felipe Alvarez; maternal grandpa: Esteban Perez Garcia; uncles: Ezequiel Alvarez and Margarito Alvarez; cousins: Jose Luis Gonzalez and Jose Miguiel Perez.

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01
Mar

Katherine Ellen Kaney

Katherine Ellen Kaney, 92, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the hospital in Durant, Okla. She was born on March 4, 1925, in Buckholt, Okla., to the late Marvin Self and Ola Kelly Self. Katherine was raised in Kington and married Holmes Kaney on Oct. 14, 1946, in Tishomingo, Okla., and he preceded her in death in 1988. She worked at the Kingston Public Schools as a cook for several years and later at the Reed Hotel in Kingston. Katherine was affiliated with the Baptist faith and she enjoyed fishing, cooking, and being around her grandkids. She is survived by her son: Bobby Kaney, Kingston, Okla.; grandchild: T.J. Joyce, Hendrix, Okla.; three great-randchildren: Chyann Jordan, of Durant, Okla., Dakota Keeling, of Stillwater, Okla.; Kattie Keeling, of Duncan, Okla.; two great-great-grandchildren: Ryan Davis and Caydence Burnett. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a daughter: Retta Richardson. Visitation was Monday, Feb.

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01
Mar

Pauline Taylor

Pauline Taylor, 83, of Madill, Okla., passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Durwood Baptist Church, Durwood, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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22
Feb

Charles Alan Moore

Charles Alan Moore, 55, Kingston, Okla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at his home in Kingston, Okla. He was born Oct. 4, 1962, in Ponca City, Okla., to Charles and Geneva Moore. He married Samantha Darlene McBroom, and he worked in construction. Charles loved NASCAR, fishing, golfing, spending time with family, and going to church. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1980 to 1983. He is survived by his parents: Charles Moore and Geneva Moss; six brothers and sisters; three stepbrothers and stepsisters; stepfather: John Moss; three brothers in heart; and one brother and best mate; his immediate family (his tribe); wife of 11 years: Samantha Darlene Moore of Kingston, Okla.; children: Frankie Alan Moore, Sr.

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22
Feb

Margarito I. Alvarez

Margarito I. Alvarez, 59, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at the Medical City Plano, Plano, Texas. He was born on June 9, 1958, in Rio Verde, S.L.P., to Felipe Alvarez and Gonzala Ibarra Alvarez. Margarito was raised in Rio Verde and moved to Madill in 1982. He worked at W.W. Trailers for 12 years and worked for Oak Ridge as a maintenance man for about 15 years. Margarito married Maria Gomez on July 6, 1991, in Matamoros, Tam, Mexico. He attended the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Madill. He enjoyed gardening, farming, antiquing, and working on things.

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