Obituaries

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19
Jul

Marcella Sue Taylor

Marcella Sue Taylor, 55, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Durwood Baptist Church, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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19
Jul

James Allin Holt Jr.

James Allin Holt Jr. or better known by his friends as “Puddin” passed from this life on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Family Care Center of Kingston at the age of 51 years. James was born in Muskogee, Okla., on Nov. 14, 1966, to the late Edna May (Burris) Holt. He moved to Kingston, Okla., from Carlsbad, N.M., 26 years ago. James was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing. James worked as a carpenter for most of his working life. James was married to Terrie Lynn Folsom. She preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2016. James leaves behind to cherish his memory: his father: Bill Upton; sons: James Holt III (Trey), of Kingston, Okla.; Corey Shane Chavis, of Kingston, Okla.; daughters: Brittany Dollar, of Kingston, Okla.; Sarah Prouty, of Carlsbad, N.M.; brother: Bobby Upton, of Ardmore, Okla. James also leaves behind five wonderful grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his mother: Edna May Holt; wife: Terrie Lynn (Folsom) Holt; brothers: Billie Upton and Greg Upton.

Thu
12
Jul

Denzil Lloyd Cantrell

Denzil Lloyd Cantrell, 62, of Madill, Okla., passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at his home in Madill. He was born on June 29, 1956, in Heidelberg, Germany, to Dorris Joe Cantrell and Anita Inez Adams Self. Denzil was raised in Madill where he graduated from Madill High School in 1974. He worked for the peanut company and later for W. W. Trailers as a welder where he retired in 2012. Denzil attended the Grantham Baptist Church, and he enjoyed reading books and watching TV. He is survived by his mother: Anita Ines Self, Madill, Okla.; stepdad: Billy Ezra Self, Sr., Madill, Okla.; son: Nichols Joseph Cantrell; stepdaughter: Lacy Cooper, Colbert, Okla.; grandson: Jerimiah Denzil Cantrell; step-grandchildren: Libby, Scott and Hayden; brothers: Jim Calvin Cantrell, Tishomingo, Okla.; Ray Lynn Cantrell, Madill, Okla.; Billy Ezra Self, Jr., Mineola, Texas; sister: Nita Jo Graves, Bonham, Texas. Denzil was preceded in death by his father, and grandparents; Moose and Zella Adams.

Thu
12
Jul

Nancy Sue Connelly

Nancy Sue Connelly, 59, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. Services are 10 a.m. (today) Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Woodberry Cemetery, Madill. (Brown’s Funeral Service, Madill)

Thu
12
Jul

Sarah Louisa Woods

Sarah Louisa Woods, 81, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, in Kingston, Okla. She was born on Aug. 2, 1936, in Simpson, Okla., to the late Grady Alvie Jackson and Phebe Lorean Sprouse Jackson. Sarah was raised in Madill where she attended school. She married Henry Woods on Dec. 19, 1958, in Madill, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2011. Sarah lived in the Madill and Kingston area her entire life and worked as a beautician for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kingston, and she enjoyed spending time with her family, ranching, square dancing, and drinking coffee at the Burger Shoppe. She is survived by her sisters: Kathrene Mays, Madill, Okla.; Dorothy Flanagan, Madill, Okla.; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law: Billy Bob Woods, Kingston, Okla. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one son: Henry Dwight Woods; and one sister: Alvina Knight.

Thu
12
Jul

Therman Ray (T.R.) Hainline

Therman Ray (T.R.) Hainline, 79, of Madill, Okla., passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at his home in Madill. He was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Woodville, Okla., to the late William Henry Hainline and Chester Agnes Evans Hainline. T.R. was raised in Woodville where he graduated. He worked with his family at their family grocery store and on the Soldier and Caney Creek barges. T. R. married Jacquita Lee Shastid on Aug. 27, 1971, in Denison, Texas. He retired after 32 years delivering the “Daily Oklahoman.” T. R. was affiliated with the Methodist faith, and he enjoyed baling hay and working with his cows. He is survived by his wife: Jackie Lee Hainline, Madill, Okla.; children: Michelle McDaniel and husband, Ron, Chickasha, Okla.; Cindy Owen, Westcliff, Colo.; Tracy Hargrove and husband, Greg, Lawton, Okla.; four grandchildren: Shawna McDaniel, Ethan Owen, Mason Hargrove, and Madilyn Hargrove. T. R.

Thu
12
Jul

Iris Jeanette Bruce

AUBURN EAGLES AERIE NO. 3767, with the help of the City of Auburn, volunteer firemen and others, sponsored the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show to the delight of many who found a place from which to watch the spectacular display. The show lasted for about 25 minutes and was made possible due to t

Thu
05
Jul

Vicki Lee (Portman) Graham

Vicki Lee (Portman) Graham, of Madill, Okla., was born April 2, 1944, in Oakland, Calif., to George S. and Lenell (Gillaspie) Portman. She passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Madill, Okla., at the age of 74 years, two months, and 25 days. She was married to Roger Graham, in Williamsburg, Va., on Sept. 17, 1978. Vicki grew up in Sulphur, Okla., and moved to the Martha/Blair area in 1956, where she graduated from Blair High School in 1962. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1968, with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. In 1988, she graduated with a Master of Science in psychology from East Central University. Vicki was a journalist and Christian author. She authored “A Breath of Kindness” (Garborg’s/DaySpring, 2002) and wrote and photographed “A Taste of Carthage: Good Food, Memories, and Southern Hospitality from Al Gore’s Hometown” (Rutledge Hill Press, 2000).

Thu
28
Jun

Richard Jones

Richard was born in Ashland, Okla., on Jan. 20, 1935, to Walter and Ruby Dunn Jones. He completed his earthly race at age 83, at home surrounded by his family on June 19, 2018. He fought a hard battle with Alzheimer’s for several years. Richard dedicated his life to God’s mission through preaching, his family, and loving others. Richard was blessed to serve in Ada, Okla.; St. Louis, Mo.; Houston, Texas; Edmond, Okla.; and Madill, Okla., where he retired from the ministry. He preached in gospel meetings for 100 congregations located in Oklahoma, Texas, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. He also led singing for a Jimmy Allen campaign in Canada. He was president of Edmond Noon Kiwanis Club and Madill Rotary Club. He was on the board of directors for Sooner Youth Camp for over 30 years, board member for Pettijohn Springs Christian Camp, and Red River Family Encampment in N.M. for 20 years.

Thu
21
Jun

Gail Wynette Scott Caban

Gail Wynette Scott Caban, 46, of Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away Saturday, June 10, 2018. Services were 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at Pickens Cemetery, Pickens, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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