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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News March 22, 2023 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 Jim & Debbie Whitt Chris Talley Glen Kortemeier Daniel Ramirez Oakcrest Cremation Center Preplanning can provide peace of mind to you and your family. It lessens the burden on loved ones by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. www.whittfh.com George Womack Lindley ...  George was born in Duncan, Okla- homa, on July 12, 1945, the youngest son of Dr. E.C. and Helen Lindley. On March 17th, 2023, George Womack Lindley died in Oklahoma City, Okla- homa, after a brief illness.    Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the First Christian Church in Duncan, Oklahoma. Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com .  George married Susan Shea in 1971, and their son, Sean, was born in 1977.  George was a graduate of Duncan High School in 1963, the University of Oklahoma in 1967, and the University of Texas Law School in 1970. During law school George received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to act as a legal advisor to inmates in the Texas Department of Corrections. Upon graduation from law school he was a law clerk to the Honor- able William J. Holloway judge of The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Oklahoma City.  His judicial career in Oklahoma spanned thirty years. He held the offices of special judge and associate district judge before being elected district judge in 1978. George was elected Chair- man of the Assembly of Presiding Judges for the State of Oklahoma in 1997. After retirement in 2004, George volunteered for eight years to serve on the Oklahoma Juvenile Authority Board, includ- ing serving as the Board President. George was known to be a fair judge who treated everyone who came through his courtroom with respect. Helping other judges was also important to George as he understood the challenges and responsibilities of the position.  George was a history buff and avid reader all his life. His love of history and reading was probably the reason he made an im- mersive and captivating story-teller himself. He was devoted to the Civil War. His brother acquired a Civil War era cannon, and for years they participated in artillery competitions at Fort Sill, mak- ing their own ammunition and standing for hours in the Oklahoma heat in wool uniforms from the period. These efforts did not go unrecognized, as George was awarded the Order of Saint Barbara, the order for artillerymen.  George is survived by his wife, Susan; son Sean and daughter-in- law Alisabeth; granddaughter Grace; sister Joan.  His brother David, preceded him in death.  Donations may be made to Duncan Regional Hospital or the First Christian Church of Duncan, Oklahoma. Honorable George Lindley James "Huston" Taylor ...  James “Huston” Taylor was born February 13, 1932, in Bolivar Township, Arkansas, to Charles Lafayette and Myrtle Lucy (Garrett) Taylor. He completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Duncan, Oklahoma, with his wife, Louise, at his side. He was 91.  Services were held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Bethesda Church of God with Pastor Johnny Gray and Rev. Harold Metheny officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.  He married the love of his life, Louise Fay Metheny, on Septem- ber 22, 1953, in Cash, Arkansas, and would have been married 70 years this coming September. They welcomed five children into their family: Violet, David, Red, Bruce and Brian. Huston loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. The family moved to Duncan in 1974.  Huston retired from the City of Duncan in the Parks and Recre- ational Department in 1988. He enjoyed carpentry work and whit- tling wood into amazing gadgets and chains with intricate detail. One of the wooden Oklahoma clocks he made is displayed in the Stephens County Museum.  He loved playing the banjo and guitar, and playing and singing at church. Gardening was a favorite pastime; he could name most every kind of tree and plant. He also enjoyed drawing. He really enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his little dog, Daisy. He has attended Bethesda Church of God for over forty years.  He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Lonnie Wayne Taylor; and grandchildren: Justin Richardson and Melodee Gibson. He was also preceded by his sisters: Agnes Smallmon, Imogene Taylor, Ethel Coursey, and Lottie Johnson; and brothers, J.T. Taylor and Leonard Taylor.  Huston is survived by his loving wife, Louise; children: Violet and husband Herb Richardson of Hindsville, AR, David and wife Kathy Taylor of Duncan, Red and wife Cindy Taylor of Siloam Springs, AR, Bruce Taylor and Brian Taylor of Duncan; 5 grandchildren: Heath and wife Ashtin Taylor, Haley and husband Hunter Culp, Kacie and husband Brent Myers, Jennifer Sutton, David Gibson; and; and great-grandchildren: Graham and Taylor Culp, Cash and Brynlee Morgan, Liam and Ella Sutton, Ashlee Gibson.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Carrie Mae Franklin ...  Carrie Mae Franklin was born on June 22, 1942, in Milo, Okla- homa. She passed away on March 7, 2023, in Lawton, Oklahoma, at the age of 80.  Funeral services for Carrie Mae Franklin of Duncan, Oklahoma, were held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Eastside Church of Christ in Duncan, Oklahoma.  Services were under the direction of Brown-Thomas Funeral Home. Edward Keith Barrington ...  Edward “Keith” Barrington was born Tuesday, July 25, 1961, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Lonnie Edward and Joyce (White) Bar- rington. He passed away Monday, March 13, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was 61.  Funeral Services were held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Glory Bound Church, with Rev. David Woods officiating. Burial fol- lowed in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway- Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  He was a 1979, graduate of Marlow High School. Keith lived in Marlow all of his life and spent his time working as a truck driver, a job he truly loved.  Keith married the love of his life, Lorie Janette Phillips, June 1, 1985, in Marlow. Keith and Lorie celebrated more than 37 wonder- ful years of marriage at the time of his passing.  He loved riding Harleys and was a member of the OK Harley As- sociation. Keith loved his family the most, especially his grandchil- dren. He loved being Pappy to them and giving them life advice and teaching them the correct way to act, drive, and mow the yard. Keith was loved by all and will be deeply missed.  Keith leaves behind his wife Lorie of the home; son Zach Bar- rington and wife Davi of Duncan; daughter Casie Dorman and hus- band Lee of Rush Springs; 11 grandchildren; 3 honorary grandkids; mother Joyce Barrington; brother Ricky Barrington and wife Kim of Marlow; 2 nephews, 1 niece, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his son, Keenan Wayne Barrington, father JR Barrington, and step-father Granville Robinson.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. Ashley Dawn Deal-Ralls ...  Ashley Dawn Deal-Ralls was born Saturday, June 24, 1989, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Darrell and Tammy (Lavey) Deal. She passed away Monday, March 13, 2023, in Duncan, Oklahoma. She was 33.  Funeral services were held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Marlow, Oklahoma, with Richy Large and Tyler Nunley officiating. Burial followed in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Crema- tion Services in Marlow.  Ashley lived in Marlow all of her life and attended Marlow Schools. She enjoyed family gatherings, going on cruises, and go- ing out on the boat with her family. She also enjoyed getting ready and doing her make-up to where it looked flawless.  Ashley loved her family fiercely, especially her children, and she was their number 1 fan and could always be heard in the crowd at their sporting events.  She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.  Survivors include her parents, Darrell and Tammy Deal of Marlow; son Rowdy Wayne Ralls; daughter Emberlinn Tyler Ralls; brother Brent Christy of Lone Grove; sister Megan Deal and Courtnie Walker of Denton, TX; uncle Lonnie Thomas; uncle Tyler Nunley; grandpar- ents, Bill Lavey and Don and Corale Deal; great-aunt Karen Nunley; 3 bonus sisters: Allison Nunley, Kara Nunley, and Kirsten Nunley; bonus brother Hunter Nunley; and her nieces, numerous cousins, and a host of friends.  Ashley was preceded in death by grandmother Ruth Anderson; uncle Mikah Lavey; great-uncle Joe Nunley; and great-grandpar- ents, Earline and Lonzo Lavey and Norman and Lucille Deal  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. Patricia Sueann Davis ...  Patricia Sueann Davis was born on June 21, 2022, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Anthony Thomas Lee Davis and Hilary Ann Akers. She passed away in the arms of her parents on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the age of 8 months and 23 days.  Viewing will be Wednesday, March 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon followed by the Celebration of Life that will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Brock officiat- ing. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/ Oakcrest Cremation Center.  Patricia was a happy baby and brought much joy to her mommy and daddy. She loved her cousins when they came to visit. Her favorite character was Minnie Mouse. Her favorite television pro- grams were Bluey and Paw Patrol. She was learning to play peek-a- boo with Grandma and loved going outside with Grandpa.  She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Patsy Ak- ers, Alfred Akers, Tersea Carrasco Davis, Ralph Carrasco, and great uncle Chad Flint.  Patricia will always be loved and remembered by her parents, Anthony Davis and Hilary Akers; brother Simon Davis; grandpar- ents: Tammy and Brian Akers of Electra, Texas, and Martha Florez and Larry Melendez, both of San Angelo, Texas; great-grandpar- ents, Karen and husband Charles Hanson and Butch Flint; uncle Wesley Akers; aunts: Tasha Sims, Angelica Davis, Marylynn Davis, and Destiny Davis; great-aunts and uncles: Tonya Akers and Chris- tine Dattos, Sandy and Russell Fowler, Jack and Angie Souther, and Brad Flint; and numerous great-great aunts and uncles; and many cousins. Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Margie Lee (Harmeyer) Rigdon ...  Marge Lee (Harmeyer) Rigdon was born on July 15, 1938, to JD and Grace Harmeyer. She passed on March 16, 2023. She passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023, in Duncan, Oklahoma, at the age of 84.  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church in Marlow, Oklahoma, with Dale Nease and Doyle Sharp officiating. Burial will be in the Mar- low Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services.  She grew up in Bray and helped work on the family dairy farm with her sisters Jane (Watkins), Carolyn (Harmeyer), June (Kreiger) and brother Lynn. She played basketball for Bray High School.    Marge met and dated the love of her life Ralph Rigdon, a Marlow boy. They married in June of 1956, and were together for 64 years until Ralph’s death in 2020. Ralph and Marge moved to San Diego, CA in 1956, where Ralph was stationed in the Navy. They were transferred to Kingsville, TX and welcomed their first daughter Shelly (McKinley) in 1959. They then moved to Duncan.  Marge was an active stay at home mom. She was the Girl Scout leader of Shelly’s troop at Emerson Elementary School. She also coached girls’ basketball at Emerson for a few years until she went to work after welcoming a second daughter, Stacy in 1970.  She went to work in the office for Anthony’s, then Stage, until she retired after 25 years. Though she retired, she kept active. She liked attending aerobic classes at the Simmons Center, was a volunteer for the Duncan Toy Shop, and served on the board for the Stephens County Museum. She was a member of the red hat soci- ety which caused Ralph to comment about all of her red hats. She was a friend to the Duncan Public Library and was an avid reader.  Marge and Ralph had season tickets for many years for the OU girls basketball games. She also delighted in watching the OU foot- ball games as well as listening to them. No matter what sport, if OU was playing on TV, then she was viewing the games. She was ecstatic that the OU girls softball team won so many champion- ships.  Marge was an active member of the Stephen’s United Method- ist Church. There, she was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. She enjoyed being a member of Church Women United and the United Methodist Women. When the church closed, she attended the First United Methodist Church of Marlow. Marge’s daughter, Shelly and her husband JD (McKinley) moved to Wood- stock, NY in 1987. Marge was thrilled to embrace her first grand- child, a granddaughter Morgan (McKinley) in 1990.  Her daughter Stacy Moore gave her two more grandchildren, another granddaughter Mollee (McGuire) in 1996 and a grandson Garrett (McGuire) in 2000. Marge’s favorite time was being with her grandchildren and spoiling them. Though she usually only got to see her granddaughter Morgan once a year for she lived in New York, they made the most of their time together.  Morgan and her Nanny would go to Braum’s for a cherry limeade, after riding the train and merry go round at Kiddieland Park. Gar- rett and Mollee lived in Duncan until the death of their mother Stacy, they then went to live with their father in Springer. While they were in Duncan, Marge was very active in their lives, picking them up from school and attending their sports games. They were at the house frequently being pampered by their Nanny and Poppy. She will be missed and cherished by all of her remaining family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, JD and Grace Har- meyer; husband Ralph; daughter Stacy; sister June (Kreiger); sis- ter-in-law Judy (Harmeyer); and brother-in-law John Watkins.  She is survived by daughter Shelly (JD McKinley) of West Hur- ley, NY; 3 grandchildren; sister Jane (Watkins) of Duncan, Carolyn (Harmeyer) of AR; brother Lynn (Clarise) Marlow and many nieces and nephews.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. Raylen Paige Dorman ...  Raylen Paige Dorman was born March 29, 2003, in Chicksasha, Oklahoma, to Eric and Farah (Burton) Dorman. She passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Duncan, Oklahoma, at the age of 19.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Marlow, with Bro David Stan- difer officiating. Burial will be in Bray, OK under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Raylen was enrolled in Bray-Doyle Public Schools and essentially should have graduated with the Class of 2020. Raylen was special from her first day of life. Medically, she was not suppose to come home from the hospital but God had different plans.  She spent most of her days doing therapy with her very special therapists who became family. She loved being around her family, Elvis, watching sports with Gigi and Papa, Hallmark movies, and doing “cow work” with her mom. Raylen was a member of Bray Missionary Baptist Church and loved her Church family just as much as they loved her. God was seen through her during her whole life. She will be deeply missed by all who came in contact with her. What a testimony she leaves.  Raylen leaves behind her parents; brothers, Judson and Jhett of the home; grandparents, Bill and Gail Burton of Bray, Jimmy and Debi Hail of Bray, Jackie White of Ninnekah, and Randy and Denise Tullous of Marlow; great-grandmother Jo Laughlin of Marlow; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was proceeded in death by her grandfather Foy ”Bubby” Dorman and several great-grandparents.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. Jessie Rae Stone ...  Jessie Rae Stone, of Foster, Oklahoma, was born on May 7, 1928, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to William Jesse and Maude Ella (Coffey) Gann. She passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at her home with her family by her side. She was 94  The family will greet visitors on Thursday, March 23, 2023, be- tween 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Whitt Funeral Home, Duncan. Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Marlow, with Pastor Doyle Sharp of- ficiating. Interment will be held in the Marlow Cemetery.  Jessie Rae grew up and lived in the Foster community on land that had been in her family for years. She attended Burrows High School, graduating as Valedictorian of her 1947 class. Another exciting honor for Jessie her senior year was when her basket- ball team completed against teams from much larger schools in the first ever Lindsay All Girls Basketball Tournament and won the championship trophy. What a feat! Each year Jessie Rae and at- tending teammates were honored at Lindsay. Upon graduating, Jessie continued her education at Draughon’s Business School in Oklahoma City.  On July 3, 1949, Jessie Rae married a handsome and talented cowboy named Ralph Stone. Together they operated and man- aged a cattle and horse ranch for 35 years, until Ralph’s passing in 1984. At the PRCA National Finals Rodeo they were honored by having 8 world championship titles won in the calf roping event riding horses they had raised and trained. Their home was full of trophies from showing their outstanding houses in competitions in Oklahoma and Texas.  Jessie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marlow over 70 years. She was also a member of various busi- ness organizations related to her employment at Halliburton’s, Doyle ISD and the Delta Community Action Agency. At Delta, Jessie worked as a comptroller 42 years investing herself in helping oth- ers. She gave of herself on a daily basis to anyone in need. The ladies at Delta were certainly her second family and she dearly loved each of them. To this day, they have not moved or changed one thing in her office, in hopes she just might return.  For certain Jessie lived life to the fullest, but perhaps nothing gave her more pleasure than spending time with her family. She was a fabulous cook, and everything was made from scratch. She was known for delicious feasts, and everyone wanted a seat at her table. Her children and grandchildren were especially spoiled not only by her cooking, but the generosity of her heart and love she showed them each and every single day.  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.  Jessie is survived by her children: Carolyn Goodrich of Norman, David and wife Angela Stone of Lindsay; and 8 grandchildren.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, ... 1 Peter 1:3 Celebrate Easter Sunday, April 9th For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not per- ish but have eternal life. John 3;16

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