Chisholm Trail News

Page 2   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM May 25, 2022 Seeking a Church Home? Join us on Facebook.com/hesmyhope/ Sunday 11:00 AM Wednesday 7:00PM Small Group of Believers seek Like-Minded to Join in Worship & Praise 1009 South 9th Corner of Park & South 9th, Duncan John Croy, pastor 580-656-5011 Grace Baptist Church 100.1 FM & 91.5 FM For the best music this side of heaven Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ One Song at a Time! Bringing Eye Care to You! Higher Vision Optics LLC is a mobile Optical Shop that brings eye care to you. A qualified & experienced optician will come to your home or your business, and bring to you, our collection of 100+ frames to try on. If you don’t see a frame you love, we can go to our online frame inventory and see thousands of options. Mobile Optical Shop After you choose a frame option, we will make the prescription lenses, and deliver to your home or office. 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For Scheduling or Event Planning Call 469-590-5067 email: info@highervisionopticsllc.com visit: www.highervisionopticsllc.com Mary Lois Collinsworth ...  Mary Lois Collinsworth was born November 14, 1932 in Willow Springs, Missouri to Allen and Beulah Elizabeth (Lyon) McClanah- and. She passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at her home in Duncan with her family at her side. She was 89.  A graveside service was held Monday, May 23, at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Ron Stough, minister at Eastside Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.  Mary graduated from Hutchinson High School.  She married Kenneth Murry Collinsworth Sr. and their family was complete with five children: Teresa, Brad, Mark, Tommy, Kenneth, and Jerry Don.  She enjoyed decorating. She loved to travel to Europe and Ha- waii. She especially enjoyed camping. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She also loved to read and play board games and card games. Mary was involved in her church, sewing differ- ent items to give to the nursing home residents. She was a faithful member of Eastside Church of Christ. She loved her family dearly.  Mary is survived by her children: Teresa and husband Terry Phelps of Duncan, Brad and wife Thelma Ryder of Portland, OR, Mark Ry- der of Duncan, Tommy and wife Dee Collinsworth of Edmond, and Kenneth and wife Jenny Collinsworth of Fort Worth; 3 grandchil- dren; 6 great grandchildren; and sister, Polly Jerome of Conway, AR.  She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Jerry Don Collinsworth; grandchild, Jeremy Ryder; and brothers: Bill Mc- Clanahand and Jimmy McClanahand.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Linda Jane (Dunn) Provence ...  Our sweet precious Marney, otherwise known as Linda Jane (Dunn) Provence, was born in Shawnee, OK on August 3, 1936 to Wayne and Ruby Dunn. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 16, 2022 at the age of 85. She has left behind a legacy of serving others through her church, school, and community.  Linda Dunn graduated from NW Classen High in Oklahoma City in 1954. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University and later Okla- homa State University where she met George Provence at the OK State Square Dance Club where they performed exhibitions for a number of audiences with the club.  George and Linda were married on January 25, 1957 at Trinity Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.  She finished her degree in home economics at OSU, graduating in May, 1958.  Her love for art, sketching, drawing, and creating fashions opened several opportunities to use these skills in service to oth- ers. As a young Agricultural Education teacher’s wife, she made many decorations for FFA banquets. As an Extension Educator’s wife, she taught sewing skills to a number of 4-Hers including her two daughters.  At Central High, she spent many years as the Kindergarten aide helping to shape young lives. She also spent several hours listening to young Awana students recite their Bible verses. She treasured the ladies in her Sunday School Class at Central Baptist Church, the LOLs. She definitely had a servant’s heart.  George and Linda were blessed with two daughters, Susan and Kristy.  Linda is preceded in death by her parents and her husband George.  She is survived by her children, Susan Routh and her husband Brian of Tuttle, OK and Kristy Huffman and her husband Darin of Central High. Her greatest joy were her 5 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.  A funeral service was held Thursday, May 19, at Central Baptist Church. Pastor Sam Buzzard officiated the service. Randy Souther- land and Billy Morgan shared music, as well as Brian Routh, Roberta Hinkle, and Wayne Paxton. Interment was in Ringling (OK) Cem- etery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home.   Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to the Baptist Home for Girls at 13976 Anthony Lane, Madill, OK 73446. Online giving may be made at obhc.org .  Online condolences may be made at www.whittfh.com . Death Notices Memorials Complet with pict posted o ww He would spend the next 19 years in various roles in public education even as he served in a variety of bi-vocational positions in several churches in Okla- homa.  During that time, Joe met and married the love of his life, Gayla. They have two sons: Andrew who works in computer programming; and, Aaron who works in the construction industry. Both boys were married in 2017.  In 1999, First Baptist Marlow called Joe to be their senior pastor. It was his first full-time ministry position. The church allowed him to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he would earn a Doctor of Educational Ministry.  Over the years that Joe served at First Baptist Marlow, the church grew, was active on the mission field, was very involved in local ministry projects, helped plant churches in Phoenix, Arizona, expanded facilities, and launched two satellite campuses.  Joe has a heart for churches and the pastors that serve them. He is particularly passionate about trying to en- courage pastors that serve in the small towns and rural areas of our state. And he continues to focus on learn- ing to be a better leader.  God has given Joe many opportunities to serve in his community, his association, his state convention, and, even the Southern Baptist Convention. In fact, in March 2019, Joe resigned his position at First Baptist Marlow and took on the position of Senior Associate Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. In this new role, he gets to work with the great men and women of the convention to encourage even more pastors and help even more Oklahoma Southern Baptist churches.  Joe will be the first to tell you that all of this has nothing to do with his abilities. It is all about the amazing, marvelous grace of a great God who has chosen to bless him.  Valerie Geason gave her life to Christ at a young age at the church her family is strongly involved in. Her mother played the organ for many years and both father and grandmother were ushers.  Valerie went to college in San Antonio Texas and that is where she learned that singing was a gift given to her by God. After graduating from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio she moved to California.  Valerie has worked with many great artists but her most memorable music experience was traveling around the world working as a “Raelette” singer for Ray Charles.  Currently, Valerie sings in the Southern California area where she lives.  This shy little girl from El Paso Texas is now an active member of her community and works as a high school academic counselor in the public school system.  Current Mayor of Duncan Robert Armstrong was elected in April of 2021 to the position to lead the city. He is a financial advisor and founder of Armstrong Financial Partners with offices in Duncan.  Armstrong specialize in working with young professionals, medical professionals, and employees in the energy industries. “I focus my energy on serving these clients’ specific needs and concerns. I am passionate about the opportunity I have to help people make informed decisions that can help them pursue their goals, and put a sense of purpose to their portfolios” Armstong says in a facebook post.  A third generation Oklahoma State University graduate, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science. He and his wife Amy and their two sons, Tate and Graham reside in Duncan and are members of First Baptist Church in Marlow.  For more information about the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast or to register for the event contact the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, 1600 S. 81 Highway, 2nd Floor, Duncan. ‘Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast’ continued from Page 1 Dr. Joe Ligon Legislative Wrap- up Coffee  The Oklahoma Legis- lature will complete their session (sine die) on Friday, May 27th. Local legislators will attend a Duncan Cham- ber of Commerce ‘Coffee’ on Friday June 3rd at 7:30 am. The event is held at the Duncan Campus of Cam- eron University.  The event is designed to provide an opportunity for area citizens and Chamber members to hear updates from the elected officials and visit with them about any concerns they may have that the lawmakers could help with.  For more information contact the Duncan Cham- ber of Commerce at 255- 3644.

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