Obituaries

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27
Jun
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Louise Gower

Funeral Services for Louise Gower, 89, Temple, OK will be at the First United Methodist Church, Temple, OK, Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Kent Simpson officiating. Burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. Memorial contributions can be made to the Temple Alumni Association, P.O. Box 298, Temple, OK 73568. Alsie Louise (Stephens) Gower was born to James Orville and Edna (Wilson) Stephens on February 17, 1929 east of Randlett, OK and departed this life in Temple, OK on June 23, 2018 at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 6 days. Louise grew up in the Taylor Community of southern Cotton County, graduating from Temple High School in 1947. She married Thad Gower on December 24, 1947 at Temple. They made their home in Temple and then the Gower home place before building their current home in 1965.

Wed
27
Jun
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Annagene Nickerson

Funeral Service for Annagene Nickerson, 88, of Comanche, OK were held at Corum Baptist Church, Corum, OK, Wednesday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m., Bill Nickerson and Roy Snider officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Interment was at 2:00 p.m. that same afternoon in the Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK. Visitation was held on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Donations can be made to Cotton County 4-H Foundation, 301 N. Broadway, Walters, OK 73572. Nancy Annagene Nickerson was born to Frederick Darl and Nancy Jeanettie (Grimes) Dunbar on April 22, 1930 in Temple, OK and departed this life in Duncan, OK on June 22, 2018 at the age of 88 years and 2 months. Annagene attended Beaver Creek School east of Walters and finished at Walters High in the Class of 1947. She married Elmer Lee Nickerson on May 12, 1948 in Duncan, OK. The couple moved to Ventura County, California in August of 1949.

Wed
20
Jun
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Terrance Tisdale

Funeral Services for Terrance Tisdale, 23, Walters, OK will be held at First Baptist Church, Temple, OK, Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Kevin Simpson officiating. Interment in Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home. Viewing in Walters on Wednesday and in Temple on Thursday. Terrance Ray Tisdale was born to Billy Ray and Karen Marie (Woods) Tisdale on December 28, 1994 at Lawton, OK and departed this life on June 16, 2017 in Waurika, OK at the age of 23 years, 5 months and 19 days. Terrance attended school in Walters thru the 3rd grade and enjoyed playing little league baseball at Walters. He finished school in Temple where he enjoyed playing football and basketball for the Tigers. He graduated from THS in 2014. Since high school he has done farm work, went on harvest with the Bachands and worked at Goodyear for a time.

Wed
20
Jun
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Bobby Newby

Funeral Services for Bobby Newby, 72, Randlett, OK were held at New Salem Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Ron Bartoli officiating with burial in the Elm Grove Cemetery with Military Honors. Bobby Gene Newby was born to Robert and Zella Loretta (Shelton) Newby on April 16, 1946 in rural Walters, OK and departed this life at his home in rural Randlett, OK east of Cookietown at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 28 days. Bobby grew up at Walters, graduating from Walters High School in 1964. He soon committed to the United States Air Force and attended school to become a jet engine tech. He served 7 years with the Air Force which included a stint overseas in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. He discharged at Tinker AFB as a staff Sergeant in 1973. After his time in the service he moved to the Meridian community and worked for Haliburton Services, then to Bill Beene Ford as a mechanic, did transporting for Joe D.

Wed
13
Jun
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Travis Kinder

Funeral Services for Travis Kinder, 79, Geronimo, OK were held at Union Valley Baptist Church, Cookietown, OK, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Arbuary Ritter officiating. Burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Memorial donations can be made to Union Valley Baptist Church, 189028 Hwy 277, Randlett, OK 73562-4526 Travis Franklin Kinder was born to Corinne Elizabeth “Trixie” (Uzzell) and James William Kinder Sr. on May 16, 1939 in Wichita Falls, TX and departed this life in Lawton, OK on June 6, 2018 at the age of 79 years and 21 days. Travis grew up at Cookietown, OK and graduated from Union Valley School in 1957. He married Janice Bessemer on December 19, 1959 at Chattanooga, OK and to the union 4 children were born. Early on the family lived in Frederick where Travis worked for Brantly Helicopter, blowing the bubble windshield.

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13
Jun
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C.E. “Gene” Sanders

Celebration of Life Memorial Service for C.E. “Gene” Sanders, 81, Hastings, OK will be held at Hastings Baptist Church, Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. with Ronnie Bohot officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. C.E. “Gene” Sanders Jr., also known as Bud, was born to Crate Eugene and Emma Frances (Patterson) Sanders on August 10, 1936 at Amarillo, TX and departed this life in Duncan, OK on June 8, 2018 at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 29 days. Gene grew up in Westville, OK. At age 18 he moved to Glendale, CA, living with a cousin. There he met Mary Lou Ripley and they later married on February 14, 1956 at Glendale. They eventually made their way to Coolidge, AZ, where they lived until moving to Hastings, OK in 1972. Gene spent most of his life as a cross country trucker.

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06
Jun
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Kevin Ira Varner

It is with great sadness the family of Kevin Ira Varner announce his passing after a sudden illness on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 39 years. Kevin was born July 31, 1978, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Kevin graduated from Walters High School in 1996, received his Bachelor’s degree from Cameron University with a major in Animal Science and minor in Chemistry in 2000. Kevin worked for Excel Meat Packers Plainview, Texas, OSU Extension in Cleveland and Stephens Counties as an 4-H Educator, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, as well as a farmer and rancher. Kevin loved showing good sheep, riding reining horses, turkey and deer hunting, and working with kids. Kevin’s most favorite season was during wheat harvest running the combines and trucks.

Wed
30
May
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Geary Curtis

Graveside Services Geary Curtis, 79, Temple, OK will be at the Walters Cemetery, Walters, OK, Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., Dr. Jack Jacob officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Geary Stanton Curtis was born to Sidney Stanton and Etha Mae (Rose) Curtis on July 6, 1938 at Tipton, OK and departed this life in Lawton, OK on May 24, 2018 at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 18 days. Geary grew up in the Wilson/ Weaver area near Frederick, OK before the family moved south of Geronimo, OK around 1949. He graduated from Geronimo High School in 1956, then attended Cameron College before finishing his bachelor degree at Southwestern in Weatherford. Geary went to work at Herbs in Lawton during college and continued his business career with Coca Cola, Hanover Foods, Melitta and Marylin Coffee Companies, and marketed insect repellent for Cutter.

Wed
30
May
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Greg Burnaugh

Funeral Services for Greg Burnaugh, 66, Walters, OK will be at First Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Pastors Gary Thurman & Jack Jacob officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters with interment in the Walters Cemetery. The Family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist on Friday prior to the service. Memorial Donations may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 341, Walters, OK 73572. Gregory Taylor Burnaugh was born in Walters, OK on November 15th, 1951 to Wayne Edwin Burnaugh and Ruby Mae Sutton Burnaugh. He left this life to join his Heavenly Father on May 25th, 2018 in Lawton, OK at the age of 66. Greg grew up in Walters and attended Walters Public Schools, graduating from Walters High School in 1970. He attended Cameron University for a short time before returning to Walters to work the family farm alongside his dad. Greg started his career as a farmer.

Wed
16
May
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W. Glen Norman

Funeral Services for W. Glen Norman, 99 of Temple, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Temple, Wednesday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Jay Driskill and Rev. Kevin Smith officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple with Interment in the Temple Cemetery. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 488, Temple, OK 73568. William Glen Norman was born to James Perry “J.P.” and Verna Lea (Magness) Norman on August 28, 1918 at Temple, OK and departed this life in Wichita Falls, TX on May 12, 2018 at the age of 99 years, 8 months and 15 days. Glen was raised and attended school in the Gregg community northeast of Temple, OK, graduating from Temple High School in 1937. He married Myrtle Audene Dikes on December 6, 1941 and to the union 2 children, Glenna and Jerry, were born. They were married 76 years. The family made their home north of Temple where they were engaged in farming for many years.

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