Obituaries

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08
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Billy “Bill” George Seward

Billy “Bill” George Seward died the afternoon of July 22 in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was born September 27, 1937, in Walters, Oklahoma, to James Myron and Allena Celeste Seward. Bill was their sixth child. He attended Temple Public Schools and graduated in 1955. On November 1, 1958, he married Ruth Rhodes of Walters, Oklahoma. Bill joined the United States Army in August 1959, and was sent to Germany in 1960. Ruth, pregnant with their firstborn child, followed him a few months later. Bekah Ruth was born in November 1960. In March 1961, they traveled to Bricket Wood, England, where they were baptized into the Radio Church of God (later renamed the Worldwide Church of God). The couple lived in Germany for two years, until Bill received an early honorable discharge from the Army in 1962. The small family returned to Oklahoma and made their home in Lawton, where they had two more children, Billy George II and Jerry Dan.

Wed
08
Aug
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Wanda Harmon

Funeral Services for Wanda Harmon, 74, Walters, OK at First Baptist Church, Walters on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Jack Jacob officiating. Burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to an animal shelter of choice or a gift of service through ldscharities.org or JustServe.org. Wanda Mae (McLendon) Harmon was born to Carl Thomas and Stella Alberta (Kreamer) McLendon on March 13, 1944 in Wickenburg, AZ and departed this life in Walters, OK on August 2, 2018 at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 20 days. Wanda grew up in Arizona and New Mexico, moving around with her dad’s mining job. She left Silver City, NM in 1961 with a friend, moving to Chickasha, OK. Wanda eventually made her home at Guymon, OK. She married L.M. Harris at Liberal, KS in 1966 and to the union a daughter, La Fonda, was born. She later married Kermit Keith Harmon, Jr.

Wed
01
Aug
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Sylvia (Collins) Booher

Funeral Services for Sylvia (Collins) Booher, Walters, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Walters, Tuesday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Kevin Simpson and Dr. Jack Jacob officiating with burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Sylvia Ann Collins Booher, was born on February 26, 1940 in Lawton, Oklahoma to John Curtis Collins, Jr. and Dorothy Wampler Collins. Sylvia moved to her heavenly home on July 28, 2018 in Temple, Oklahoma following a lengthy illness at the age of 78. She was a proud Temple Tiger, graduating in 1958. She enjoyed playing in the band where she also performed as a twirler and drum major. Sylvia was an excellent athlete and won state honors as a basketball forward. Sylvia married Donald Wayne Smith of Walters on June 29, 1958. They farmed and did custom harvesting for many years. To this union, two children were born: Kimberlie Ann and Kevin Wayne. Sylvia later married James Booher on November 9,1984.

Wed
25
Jul
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Tommy Williams

Memorial Service for Tommy Williams, 82, Walters, OK was held at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Joe Thomas “Tommy” Williams was born to Herbert Wesley and Elma Iris (Lewis) Williams on October 15, 1935 in Walters, OK and departed this life in Walters on July 16, 2018 at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 1 day. Tommy grew up at Walters, graduating from WHS in 1953. He then attended Southwestern at Weatherford and Cameron College in Lawton. He married Gloria June Priddy on May 6, 1956 in Walters. They made their home in Fort Worth, TX where he was employed by Conveyor Aircraft but soon returned to Walters working with his dad in the family business as a heavy equipment contractor. In 1968 the family moved to New Orleans, LA where he worked as a chemical technician for Union Carbide. They returned to Walters in 1972 and he began doing contract plumbing.

Wed
18
Jul
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Frances McDonald

Graveside Service for Frances McDonald, 84 of Temple, OK was held at the Walters Cemetery, Walters, OK on Monday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Jay Driskill officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Frances Luease (Buttrum) McDonald was born to Ezra and Lena (Dean) Buttrum on November 27, 1933 at Creal, IL and departed this life in Corpus Christi, TX on July 11, 2018 at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 14 days. Frances grew up in southern Illinois and then made her home for several years in the Del Rio and San Antonio areas of Texas. She married Roy Melvin McDonald on November 22, 1974 in Oklahoma City, OK. They called Wichita Falls, TX their home but moved around with Roy’s electrical contracting job. They settled east of Walters, OK in 1980 where they owned and operated McD’s Bait and Grocery until 1989. Roy preceded her in death in 2004.

Wed
11
Jul
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Paul Barbe

Funeral Services for Paul Barbe, 83, Walters and Temple, OK were held at First Baptist Church in Temple, OK, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Kevin Simpson officiating with burial in the Walters Cemetery. See hart-wyattfuneralhome.com for viewing times. Memorial Donations can be made to the JD McCarty Center (memo - In memory of Paul Barbe) 2002 E. Robinson St., Norman, OK 73071. Paul Lavern Barbe was born to Roy and Obie Valene (Elliott) Barbe on July 5, 1935 in the Emerson Community west of Walters, OK and departed this life in Temple, OK on July 5, 2018 on his 83rd birthday. Paul grew up in the Emerson Community and attended Pecan Grove School.

Wed
11
Jul
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Janeris McKown

Funeral Services for Janeris McKown, 64, Walters, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Walters, Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Roger Noland Officiating with burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Visitation was on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm. Viewing from 2-4pm on Wednesday and 9-8pm on Thursday. Memorial Donations can be made to the Cancer Center of Duncan or the Walters Cemetery Association. Janeris Kay McKown was born to Bryant Olen and Aurora Juanita (Anderson) McKown on October 12, 1953 in Walters, OK and departed this life in Duncan, OK on July 2, 2018 at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 20 days. Janeris grew up at Walters through 10th grade, moving to Velma in March of 1969 where she graduated from Velma-Alma High School in the Class of 1971. She worked from 1974 to 1983 at Sun Oil and then at Oklahoma Mortgage for a year from 1984 to 1985.

Tue
03
Jul
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Royce Bowers

Graveside Services for Royce Bowers, 84, Clinton, OK will be at the Temple Cemetery, Temple, OK, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with Full Military Honors, Rev. Christy Clark officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. Royce Eldon Bowers was born to Clifford Lee and Neva Mae (Gower) Bowers on February 6, 1934 at Randlett, OK and departed this life in Oklahoma City, OK on June 26, 2018 at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 20 days. Royce grew up at Temple, OK, graduating from THS in 1952. He then joined the United States Air Force of which he made a career. He served in Rapid City, SD, Beale AFB in California, and then to Shreveport, LA, then overseas as he was a Vietnam Veteran. He eventually returning to Altus AFB, then to Canada before retiring with 26 years in 1978 at Gulfport, MS. Following his proud military career, he went to work for DuPont in Mississippi. Upon retirement from DuPont he returned to Oklahoma, settling in Moore in 1990.

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03
Jul
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Clyde Thomas “Pops” High

Funeral Services for Clyde Thomas “Pops” High were held at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ on Merrick Drive on Thursday, June 28, 2018, officiated by Ron Benedick and Willie Sanchez. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, with the assistance of Jared Wiley, Landon Gary, Jordan Gary, Brandon Offield, Cody Offield, Blain Elliott, Bryce Walker and Mason Morris serving as pallbearers. Honorary bearers include the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group and Clyde’s Golfing Buddies. A time of visitation support for family and friends was on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harvey Douglas Funeral Home. Clyde was born January 29, 1952 in Mangum, Oklahoma to the late Charles W. High and Pauline (Uselton) High. He went to the 19th hole on Sunday, June 24, 2018 after a full weekend of family fun. Clyde married Debbie Keeton on November 26, 1971. They were blessed with two children and four grandchildren.

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03
Jul
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Theodore (Teddy) J. Hyde

Theodore (Teddy) J. Hyde was born on August 5, 1936 and was a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls, Texas. He balanced his last act, rejoining with his wife, Louise (Downing), on June 29, 2018. Ted realized his passion for Adagio Acrobatics at the young age of 5 and as the only child of Anna and Walter Hyde had numerous opportunities for his Acrobatics Act to be successful. After foregoing a contract with the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the early ‘70s because he had a young family, Ted continued to perform his act at various events in North Texas. He always loved putting on a show and was known to be a daredevil. If no one else would do it, he would! He was employed as a Millwright with Daniels Construction and worked in other industrial manufacturing businesses. After retiring at an early age, the lake home that he and his son rebuilt was where family always gathered.

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