Obituaries

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18
Oct

Nelson Lee Landgraf

Nelson Lee Landgraf, 74, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Norman Okla. He was born on Feb. 22, 1944, on his parent’s farm in Madill, to the late Roy Lee Landgraf and Tennie Marie Rutherford Landgraf. Nelson was raised in Madill where he graduated high school in 1963. He married Linda Allen, of Madill, on Feb. 6, 1965. After a short period in Dallas, Texas, Nelson and Linda moved back to his family farm, and he worked as a farmer and rancher until 1991. Nelson began working heavy machinery for large construction sites located in Mississippi and various other states. Nelson moved back to Madill in 2008, where he worked ranch hand jobs for local farmers. In 2014, Nelson was admitted into Four Seasons Rehabilitation Center where he underwent treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s. In Nelson’s last days, he was admitted into Cedar Creek Care Center in Norman. Okla.

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Oct

Lesley Artel Green

Lesley Artel Green, 58, of Madill, Okla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the hospital in Ardmore, Okla. He was born on Dec. 17, 1959, in Ardmore to the late Joseph Eugene Green and Margie Darlene Lesley Green. He married Sandra Patton on Nov. 16, 2007, in Durwood, Okla. To those who cared, don’t mourn his death, dry your tears, exchange his memories with smiles and laughter. Share a happy memory with each other. Our hearts have many of the best times with him; times a memory was made just for each of us. He was in such ill health, yet he was joyful and giving with comfort and support to all of those he loved. He had an unconditional love for many, He didn’t want a funeral; he felt all who cared came to visit while he was alive. We give sincere thanks to all those who cared. His kids and three very dear friends: Steve Shebester, George French, and Chappy Chapman.

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11
Oct

Jimmy Ray Potter

Jimmy Ray Potter, 74, of Mannsville, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at his home in Mannsville. He was born on June 30, 1944, in Sallisaw, Okla., to the late William Otto Potter and Margie Mamie Clark Potter. Jimmy was raised in Russett, Okla., and later graduated from Mannsville High School. Jimmy married Dorothy Green on Sept. 22, 1962, in Russett. He worked installing fire prevention sprinklers for 15 years and retired because of his health. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mannsville, and he enjoyed rebuilding old cars and trucks, hunting, fishing, anything outdoors. Jimmy also enjoyed spending time with his family and building go-karts and dune buggies for his grandkids.

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11
Oct

Robert (Bob) Franklin Jordan

Robert (Bob) Franklin Jordan, 36, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. He was born on July 23, 1982, in Madill, Okla., to John George Hutchins and Brenda Kay Yonker Huthins. Bob was raised in the Cumberland and Madill area. He attended Madill Public Schools and worked for Catfish Bay, Weller Construction, and Big Tex Trailer Company. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and having a good time with his friends. He is survived by his daughter: Sarah Yonker, Madill, Okla.; brother: Eric Yonker and wife, Tida, Aberdeen, Miss.; sisters: Candy Porter and husband, Jim, Madill, Okla.; Kelly Yonker, Konawa, Okla.; nieces and nephews: Nick and Kourtney Porter; Ashley, Christopher and Monica Yonker. Services were Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Cumberland Cemetery, Cumberland, Okla. Joe Patterson officiated the service. Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.

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11
Oct

Retha June Isbell Brown Comes

Retha June Isbell Brown Comes, 73, of Tishomingo, Okla., passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born on Aug. 6, 1945, in Modesto, Calif., to the late Walter Alva Isbell and Gwendolla Gilliam Isbell. Retha moved to Ravia where she was raised and graduated from Ravia High School in 1964. She lived in Oklahoma City and later in Dallas, Texas, where she worked for Flintkote in the sales department, the U.S. Postal Service, and was a secretary for an attorney. In 1992, she moved to Ravia where she lived the rest of her life. Retha married Michael Ernest Comes on July 1, 1983, in Dallas, Texas. She was a member of the New Beginnings Church, and she enjoyed working outside, gardening, sitting on the front porch watching the cows, sunsets, and sunrises. She loved taking trips, and raising kids. She is survived by her husband: Michael Ernest Comes, Tishomingo, Okla.; children: Darryl L.

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11
Oct

Virginia Evelyn Gillies

Virginia Evelyn Gillies, 98, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Durham, N.C. She was born in Kingston, Okla., to the late Martin Edgar Roberts and Lydia Pearl Lumrey Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband: Roderick McLeod Gillies; daughter: Barbara Lynn Gillies; stepdaughter: Agnes Dale Gillies Vaughn; as well as her four siblings: Irene Roberts, Eugene Roberts (Louise), Fred Roberts (Margaret), Kay Determan (Leo); and her cousin and lifelong friend, Ruth Williamson Blevins of Kingston, Okla. Virginia grew up in Kingston where she attended a oneroom schoolhouse. She excelled in school and advanced several grades to study with the older students and graduate early. She attended Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla. She worked for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., and as a civil servant for U.S. Air Force Far East command. While overseas, she met and married Roderick M. Gillies, Jr. They would spend 13 years in Asia.

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11
Oct

Danny Lewis Gray

Danny Lewis Gray, 75, of Madill, Okla., passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Services are 2 p.m. (today) Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

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11
Oct

William Dale

William Dale Ott, 69, of Madill, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Services are 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Kingston, Okla. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill

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11
Oct

Angelica Hernandez

Angelica Hernandez, 27, of Madill, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Services were Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill

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04
Oct

John Robert Rorex

John Robert Rorex, known as Pa, 77, of Silo, Okla., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Denison, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. John was born on Dec. 18, 1940, in Muskogee, Okla., to the late Clyde Cleveland Rorex and Lillie Anna Wright Rorex. John was raised in Checotah, Okla., where he graduated high school in 1959. He married Janet Sue Branch on May 21, 1960, in Checotah, Okla. He later attended Connors State College in Warner, Okla., where he played football, basketball, and was a member of the dairy judging team. John lived in Tulsa and Checotah before moving to Madill in 1966, where he raised three girls of his own and numerous others. John and Janet opened their home in 1998 as foster parents and fostered over 50 children throughout their 20 years. John worked for Sharpe’s Dry Goods for 35 years, followed by a three day retirement, then worked 15 years at Savage Equipment.

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