Obituaries

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David Jon Riggle

David Jon Riggle, 20, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Feb. 12, 2018, in Del City, Okla. David was born on April 10, 1997, in Oklahoma City, Okla., and was the son of Julie and Michael Earls and Phillip and Mary Riggle. He attended school in Kingston and later moved to North Carolina where he obtained his GED. David was married to Leeza Sanchez on Dec. 1, 2015, in North Carolina, and they had one daughter, Alina Riggle. He has another daughter, Ally Bell of North Carolina as well. David loved fishing, being outdoors, riding four-wheelers, and playing in the sand. He loved to ride his skateboard. David was so smart and loved to tinker with things. He could make most anything work. He had a beautiful imagination! David was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

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Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Elkins

Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Elkins, Jr., 77, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at his home in Kingston. He was born on Jan. 22, 1941, in Madill, Okla., to the late Benjamin Franklin Elkins and Sudie Juanita Huffman Elkins. B.F. was raised in Madill and Simpson area and lived his entire life in Marshall County. He married Delesa Earline Perkins on Feb. 23, 2012, in Madill. B.F. worked for WW Trailers for several years, enjoyed hunting, and loved fishing. He is survived by his wife: Delesa Elkins, Kingston, Okla.; children: Marla Golden, Velma Alma, Okla.; Roy B. Robertson, Pruitt City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; brothers: Raymond Lee Elkins, Oakland, Okla.; Weetona Bergerson, San Bernardino, Calif.; sister: Lavada Sue Roe, Ardmore, Okla.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. B.F. was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Joyce Dean Hauther.

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Joseph Wendyl McWilliams

Joseph Wendyl McWilliams, 83, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Feb., 14, 2018, at the hospital in Madill, Okla. He was born on Feb. 27, 1934, in Old Woodville, Okla., to the late Arch McWilliams and Alice Mc- Cuan McWilliams. He was raised in Old Woodville and graduated from Kingston High School in 1952. Wendyl later attended a trade school to be a cable technician and worked for CableCom for 45 years. He married Adelya Clemmons in Aug. of 1969, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 1986. He later married Helen Easley in October of 1987 in Kingston. In 1997, he retired and moved back to Kingston where he lived the rest of his life. Wendyl was a member of the Kingston Pentecostal Holiness Church where he taught Sunday School for several years. Wendyl enjoyed hunting, watching sports, and working with his bees as a beekeeper. He was a published author and wrote the book, Beyond Dark Corners.

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Elizabeth Sue Eppler

Elizabeth Sue Eppler, 85, of Lebanon, Okla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the Southern Point Living Center in Calera, Okla. She was born on April 3, 1932, in Madill, Okla., to the late Asa and Exa Walden. Sue was raised in Madill and later moved to Lebanon. She married Harold Eppler on Nov. 10, 1945, in Denison, Texas, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2009. She lived in Dallas, Texas, for 25 years before moving back to Lebanon in 1990, where she lived the rest of her life. Sue worked for the United States Government as a microchip processor. She was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church, and she enjoyed traveling, eating at nice restaurants, and loved cooking. She is survived by her children: James Eppler, Iowa; Philip Eppler, North Dakota; Martha Eppler, Lebanon, Okla.; special granddaughter: Amanda Eppler, Colorado; several other grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

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Patsy Ramona (Bates) Phillips

Patsy Ramona (Bates) Phillips was born in Willis, Okla., on Nov. 14, 1937, to loving parents, Fred Warren and Ruth Armentia (Henson) Bates. She was the third child of four born to the Bates family with two sisters, Joyce Laquentia (older) and Carolyn Ruth (younger), and one older brother, Sammy Dean. Pat’s love and care for her children were her main concern as a younger wife and mother, then thriving as a grandmother (Nana) when she was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her later years. She enjoyed gardening and took great pleasure in the beauty of flowers, which was reflected in her home through interior and exterior decorating. Her faithfulness to the Lord was shown in her commitment to her church, Waterview Church of Christ, in Richardson, Texas, where she was a member for 55 years and taught children’s Bible classes. Pat could also frequently be found engaging in oil painting, ceramics, sewing, and reading as hobbies.

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Sandra Fortuna

65, of Tishomingo, Okla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Services are 11 a.m. (today) Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at the Abundant Life Cathedral, Tishomingo, Okla. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

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Jimmy Kieth Sears

62, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Grave side services were Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in the Russett Cemetery, Mannsville. (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

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Andrea L. Graham

52, of Ravia, Okla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2018. Services are pending at this time (Tishomingo Funeral Home)

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Bobby Royce Colclasure

77, of Madill, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. No service at this time. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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Earl Donald (Don) Maxwell

December 25, 1929 to February 3, 2018

 

The families of the late Don Maxwell wish to express their deep appreciation to those who have offered such kindness, support, and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. Our hearts are full of gratitude, when we say many thanks to family members, friends and neighbors for all acts of kindness and sympathy, food, flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, cards, visits, and kind words spoken to our family regarding the recent passing of our Dad and Papa. We want to express special appreciation to our family friend, Joe Hartin, for his many words of comfort and to Watts Funeral Home for their professional arrangements and caring service. We especially wish to thank the Navy Honor Guard and each staff member of the Ardmore Veteran Center. Carolyn Maxwell Family, E. D. Maxwell Family & Lana Billings Family

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