Obituaries

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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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10
Jan

Linda Gail White

Linda Gail White, 59 of Tishomingo, Okla., passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Services are 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Condon Grove Cemetery, Milburn, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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10
Jan

Betty Sue Blancett

Betty Sue Blancett, 84, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Services were 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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10
Jan

James Lawrence Henry

James Lawrence Henry, 81, of Fobb, Okla.; passed away Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in Fobb. He was born on Sept. 7, 1937, in Fobb to the late E.C. Henry and Myrtle Sizemore Henry. He was raised in Fobb where he attended elementary school and then graduated from Kingston High School in 1956. Lawrence married Sharon Sue Young on Nov. 26, 1957, in Madill, Okla.

He worked as a peanut farmer and raised horses and cattle. Lawrence was a proud Kingston Alumni and served on REA Board from 1984-2019, the Peanut Grower Board, the Soil Conservation Board and ASCS Board. He was a member of the Willis-Fobb Church of Christ, and he loved coon hunting, his horses, and watching Kingston sports. He loved his family, grandkids, and great-grandkids.

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10
Jan

Sandra Martin Phillips

Sandra Martin Phillips, 52, of Madill, Okla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at TMC in Denison, Texas. She was born on March 10, 1966, in Kerrville, Texas, to Sammy and Peggy Martin. Sandra was raised in Junction, Texas. She graduated from Junction High School in 1984, and attended Texas A&M Commerce.

She married Perry Lee Phillips on Sept. 30, 1995, in Madill. Sandra later attended East Central University where she received a master’s in school counseling. She worked for DHS in Ardmore, and the past 8 years for Madill Public Schools, as a Special Education Teacher

Sandra was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madill, where she was very active. She enjoyed cooking and reading. Sandra’s greatest love was being with her family, watching her girls participate in activities, and her students with the Special Olympics.

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10
Jan

Michael “Mike” Howell Dollar

Michael “Mike” Howell Dollar, 71, of Madill, Okla., passed from this life on Jan. 2, 2019, in Yukon, Okla., from an extended illness. He was born on Dec. 1, 1947, in Norman, Okla., to Ira and Janie Dollar.

He graduated from Madill High School in Madill, Okla., and worked for many years operating heavy equipment in Oklahoma. He also worked overseas, including on the Sakhalin Island in Russia and with Cudd Well Pressure Co., extinguishing and capping oil well fires in Kuwait while working with Red Adair. In addition, he also worked on projects for the Federal EPA Superfund Cleanup in numerous states for many years while living in North Carolina. His proudest career accomplishment was voluntarily running heavy equipment during the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.

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