Obituaries

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Marquita Taylor

Marquita Gail (Whittington) Taylor was born to Charles H. and Betty (Wade) Whittington on November 10, 1949 at Newton, KS and departed this life in Oklahoma City, OK on December 19, 2018 at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 9 days.

Marquita came to Walters from Kansas at the age of five, around 1955, and began working at the local dairy queen at age 16. She graduated from Walters High School in 1968 and went on to beauty school. Upon receiving her beauty license, she went to work For Shirley Cooper. She married Richard Jess Taylor on March 20, 1970 at Walters.

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20
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JW Keesee

Funeral Services for JW Keesee, 75, Walters, OK were held at Bible Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. John Carlisle officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Burial in the Walters Cemetery with Military Honors.

JW “Wes” Keesee was born to James and Ruby (Oakley) Keesee on June 8, 1943 at Shawnee, OK and departed this life in Lawton, OK on December 15, 2018 at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 7 days.

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20
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Joyce Harden

Graveside Services for Joyce Harden, 89, Temple, OK were held at the Odessa Cemetery, northwest of Gotebo, OK on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple, OK. Viewing was held on Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm.

Joyce Aileen (Morgan) Harden was born to Reuben Benjamin and Gertrude Violet (Cox) Morgan on March 14, 1929 in the Odessa Community of Kiowa County, OK and departed this life in Temple, OK on December 13, 2018 at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 29 days.

Joyce grew up at Odessa and graduated from nearby Lake Valley High School in the late 1940’s. She married Floyd Lavern Harden on July 31, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Butler, OK and to the union a daughter, Vangela Kaye, was born. The family lived at Cloud Chief for a time before moving to Gotebo where she resided until moving to Cordell in 2000 and on to Temple, OK in 2007.

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06
Dec
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Eric Everett

Funeral Service for Eric Everett, 39, Walters, OK was held at First Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30, Rev. Jack Jacob and Rev. Paul Metcalfe officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Eric Lynn Everett was born to Richard Lynn and Laura Beth (Cargill) Everett on April 13, 1979 at Lawton, OK and departed this life at Walters, OK on November 27, 2018 at the age of 39 years, 7 months and 14 days.

Eric grew up at Geronimo through the 4th grade then moved to the Bray-Doyle area, graduating in 1997. He worked in the medical field, then worked for Rent-X before attending culinarian school. He graduated from OSU-Okmulgee in August 2004 with an Applied Science and Culinarian Degree. He married Jennifer Lynn Burrow on October 16, 2004 at Tulsa. They made their home at Tulsa, Marlow, Grove and Walters.

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29
Nov
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Franklin Tunnell

Franklin “Buddy” Tunnell passed away suddenly at his home in Temple, OK on November 15, 2018 at the age of 69.

Franklin was born January 23, 1949 to Franklin and Lily Tunnell. He was raised from an infant by his loving parents Joseph and LaRue Green. He attended school in Temple. Franklin married Linda Terry in 1968 and to that union were 3 children.

Franklin worked for Cross Construction for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and his dog, Sampson. He was a proud member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma.

Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Lester Tunnell, Brent Edwards and Vincint Edwards.

Thu
29
Nov
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Clytee Burton

Funeral Services for Clytee Burton, 98, Temple, OK will be at First Baptist Church, Temple, OK on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., Charles Turney officiating with burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple.

Velma Clytee (Dikes) Burton was born to Fred Ellis and Lona Olena (Thompson) Dikes on March 16, 1920 at Hastings, OK and departed this life in Temple, OK on November 24, 2018 at the age of 98 years, 8 months and 8 days.

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29
Nov
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Wendall Dedmon

Funeral Services for Wendall Dedmon, 73, Walters, OK were held at First United Methodist Church, Walters, OK, Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Brantley Tillery and Rev. Dave Karges officiating with burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home.

Wendall Lee Dedmon was born December 15, 1944 at Elk City, OK and departed this life in Wichita Falls, TX on November 21, 2018 at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 6 days.

Wendall grew up at Elk City where he graduated from high school in 1962. He then served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve from 1962-1968. He married Jemme Charla Cain on January 17, 1970 at Woodward, OK. They have made their home in Walters since 1970 where they raised their two sons, Jimmie and Eric.

Thu
22
Nov
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Jane Ogletree

Graveside services for Jane Ogletree, 72, Walters, OK were held at the Walters Cemetery, Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Sibel Jane (Vardell) Ogletree was born to Alvis “AV” and Jessie (Daniel) Vardell on March 16, 1946 at Walters, OK and departed this life in Oklahoma City, OK on November 15, 2018.

Jane grew up on the Vardell Farm 4 miles south of Walters. She married Ronald Keith Ogletree on June 5, 1965 at Walters where they lived for a year before moving to El Paso with the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge they made their home at Burkburnett, TX and then back to Walters before moving to Silver City, OK. They eventually made their way to the Houston area at La Porte, TX and then settled back in Walters. Jane was a homemaker, but also had a beauty license, dispatched for the Cotton County Sheriff and worked for JV Piping.

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22
Nov
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Mildred Olene Rowe

Mildred Olene Rowe, 86, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Shawnee, OK. She was born on June 5, 1932 in Walters, OK., to Charles and Olive (Vinyard) Bryant. Mildred married Richard Rowe in 1951 and had 3 children together. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She loved fishing, quilting, sewing and working on her crafts. Mildred was a strong, caring and loving mother and grandmother. She was also a faithful Christian and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at Rose Manor.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Rowe; granddaughter, Alysia Rowe; great grandson, Michael Rowe; 4 brothers; and 4 sisters.

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15
Nov
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Kenneth (Ken) Leon Thompson

Services for Kenneth Leon Thompson were held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Craddock Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating. Interment was held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, OK. Ken passed from this life on October 31, 2018 in Ardmore, OK at the age of 71.

He was born in Temple, OK to Bacon M. Thompson and Lucille (Cheatham) Thompson on December 31, 1946. Ken was a Walters High School graduate with the class of 1965.

He worked for B&C Grocery until he went to serve his country. He was the owner and operator of Grand Avenue Car Wash for many years. He enjoyed boating, woodworking, reading, traveling, photography (especially pictures of his grandchild).

 

 

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