Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News September 28, 2022 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 Jim & Debbie Whitt Wade Williams 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 one’s by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. www.whittfh.com Billy Carl Foss ... Billy Carl Foss was born October 18, 1929, in rural Bray, Okla- homa, to Walter and Willie Mae (Rowell) Foss. He passed from this life on September 22, 2022, less than a month before his 93rd birthday. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, Sep- tember 28, 2022, at the Marlow Cemetery. Burial and all arrange- ments have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. Bill married JoAnn Davis, September 24, 1951. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage together until JoAnn’s passing in 2015. Together they raised 3 children: Billy, Kenneth, and Vickey. Bill is survived by his son Ken Foss and wife Kenna; daughter-in- law Linda Foss; JoAnn’s sister, Mary Lou Tanaka and husband Fred; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchil- dren and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Bill was preceded in death by his lovely wife JoAnn; son Billy Foss; daughter Vickey Marshall and her husband Roger Marshall; and all of his brothers, sisters, and their spouses. Online condolences may be made to www.callawaysmithcobb. com. Tammy Sue Rogers ... Tammy Sue Rogers, of Marlow, Oklahoma, was born October 17, 1964, in Duncan, Oklahoma. Her parents are Mary “Kay” Katherine (Waters) and Richard “Ric” Ames Gatlin. She passed away on Friday, September 15, 2022, with her family at her side in Oklahoma City. She was 57. A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Maxfield officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home/ Oakcrest Cremation Center. Tammy attended schools in Bahrain and Marlow. She was em- ployed by Lowe’s as a home interior designer, as she had the gift of designing bathrooms and kitchens using a computer. Working in her yard and raising flower gardens were favorite pastimes. She was an animal lover and especially loved horses. Tammy was the ultimate family caregiver. She loved her grand- children, nieces and nephews. She was a generous person and was always helping others. She enjoyed spending time with the older ladies, playing Bunco, and rocking babies. On February 7, 2007, Tammy married Jerry Lynn Rogers in Mar- low, a union lasting 15 years cut short by her passing. Tammy is survived by her husband, Jerry; son William “Billy” Ray and wife Kate Smith; 4 grandchildren; parents, Ric and Kay Gatlin; brother Colby Ames and Melinda Gatlin of Gardner, KS; aunt Susan Waters of Dodge City, KS; and neice, nephews and a host of friends including special friend and one of her medical doctors, Dr. Ivan Cruz of Mansfield, TX. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hugh and Ruth Gatlin and Deane and Bill Waters; and her uncle, Charles Waters. Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . John David Maxwell ... John David Maxwell was born Friday, February 4, 1938, in Doyle, Oklahoma, to Jess and Ruby (Davis) Maxwell. He passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 84. Funeral Services were held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. David Hale and Rev. Shawn Bitner officiating. Burial followed in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. John was a 1956, graduate of Bray High School. John was also a graduate of Southeastern State, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. He lived in Stephens County all of his life and spent his time farming and teaching at Bray Schools. John married the love of his life, Carol Vaughn, June 1, 1961, in Vernon, Texas. He and Carol celebrated more than 58 years of marriage together until she preceded him in death in March 2020. John was a member of the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame and Stephens County Livestock Growers Association. He enjoyed fishing, quail hunting, and being around his cattle. John loved his family more than anything and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by many. Survivors include 2 sons, Johnny Maxwell and wife Tammy of Marlow and Mickey Maxwell and wife Tonya of Duncan; 2 grand- children; brother Jack Maxwell of Marlow; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. In addition to his loving wife, he was preceded in death by his parents. Marianne Rita Howell ... Marianne Rita (Schmidt) Howell was born October 4, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, to Kirk and Wilma (Baschin) Schmidt. She passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, in Cache, Oklahoma, at the age of 84. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center of Duncan. Marianne loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially the grandchildren. She loved watching NASCAR racing, The Price Is Right, All My Children, One Life to Live, and Judge Judy. She enjoyed drinking coffee and playing with the great-grandchildren. Marianne is survived by her son: Scott Abendroth-Howell; grand- children: Jordana Rave and Cory of Cache, Jordis and Tavn Aben- droth; great-grandchildren: Jaspen and Salem Rave of Cache; and sister Elvira Kucksdorf of Germany. She was preceded death by her parents; son Johnnie Howell; and sister Krystal Schmidt. Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Ruby Marie Cole ... Ruby Marie (Rutz) Cole was born to Archie and Myrtle Mae (Nor- man) Rutz on June 22, 1923, in Oklahoma. Ruby Marie Cole, 99, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11:49 a.m., in Granfield, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at Calloway-Smith-Cobb funeral home on September 27, 2022. Services was performed by Brother Wes Balthrop and Brother Dennis Kendrick, of The Rock United Pen- tecostal Church in Marlow. She was interred at Marlow Cemetery, under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb. She married Gorrell H. Cole in 1939. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She had 5 children, raised 3 of her granddaughters as her own, and helped raise and influence dozens of grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, including creating memories with many of them at church camp. She was a faithful member of the United Pentecostal Church of Marlow for many, many years. She was an avid gardener who loved nothing more than to be outside, growing things. She loved animals and children and had a strong devotion to her family and God. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her daughters: Mary Elwood, Bonnie Coker and husband Jerry; Carol Himes; Tammy White and husband Cash; Veronica Burkett and husband Perry; and Shannon Brow and hus- band Lee Roy; 12 grandchildren; For the last years of her life she was cared for by Mary Elwood, JoAnn Stringfellow, Tammy White and Miranda Stringfellow. She is preceded in death by her husband Gorrell H. Cole; son Archie Cole Sr.; youngest daughter Nancy Cole Riley; sons-in-law Jerry Joe Elwood and Earl Himes, Sr.; granddaughters, Phyllis Jea- nette (PJ) Cole, Donna Peleer (husband Gerald), Pepsi Maddux, and BJ Maddux; grandson Jerry Thomas Coker, Jr. (Boog); great grandsons, Aaron Keith Carlock, Logan Clark, Jeramy Maddux and Joseph Carpenter and her siblings. Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. Tammy June Lamb ... Tammy June Lamb was born July 25, 1963, in Marlow, Oklaho- ma, to Roger Dale Lamb and Wanda “June” (Bruner) Sweany. She passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the age of 59. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Arrange- ments have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center of Duncan. Tammy was a 1980 graduate of Marlow High School. She worked as a candystriper at Gregston Nursing Home years ago. She loved to read. She kept a prayer book that she used daily to pray for those in need. She loved keeping her home clean and folding the laundry. Tammy was a loving daughter and sister. Preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Tammy is survived by her mother June Sweany; father Roger Lamb; brother Randy and spouse Jennifer Lamb of Midwest City; and nephews: Zach Lamb of Marlow, Jessee Lamb of Apache, and Kyle Vandenbrock also of Apache. Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Ely Dean Newsom ... Ely Dean Newsom was born on Janu- ary 4, 2019, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Kevin Newsom and Caitlyn Billings. Ely passed away at the age of 3 years on September 20, 2022, at OU Chil- drens Medical Hospital in Oklahoma City with his family at his side. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at New Hope West Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma, with Reverend Randy Southerland officiat- ing. Interment will follow at Marlow Cemetery. Ely was a small little boy with a very big heart. He was very sweet with a bright smile and big brown eyes and cute curl on the top of his head. He loved to dance,and when music came on he would just start dancing so cute. He loved popsicles, cars, legos, and played with his dinosaurs. He would make the “rrrrrrrr” sound. His favorited color according to his brothers was orange and blue. He enjoyed the playground sharing with his brothers, Aden and William and other kids that were there. He loved to aggravate his brothers. They all loved to play “tag”. The one favorite thing was to ride the Big Monster Truck that his Daddy Kevin got for him. Ely talked about who his favorites were, that being Aunt Maddy and Aunt KK. Ely loved everyone he met and they loved him. Ely is in heaven with Jesus, laughing and playing with all his favorite things, flying around with his special little wings. Ely will be dearly missed but never forgotten, his smile lives in our hearts and memories for ever. Ely is survived by his parents Kevin Newsom and girlfreind Mor- gan of Marlow and Caitlyn Billings of Duncan; 2 brothers, Aden and William Newsom of Marlow; 3 Sisters, Amiga Knapp of Marietta, Linlee Shahan of Duncan and Eileen Dawns of Duncan; grandpar- ents Bobby Newsom, Marlow, Carrie and Lester Hudson, Marlow, Troy Billings of Comanche, and Mandy Lehr of Duncan; great-grand- parents Donald and Barbara Shelton of Duncan; 3 aunts, Maddy and Liz Williams of Chickasha, Kaylynn Newsom of Duncan and Jamie Hart of Duncan; 3 great-aunts, Joy Stevens and husband Mike, Jes- sica Shelton, Haley Shelton Shelby and husband Josh; great-uncles Johnny Newsom and girlfriend Elizabeth, Justin Shelton and fiance Alyssa Cross and many cousins and friends of the family. Family visitation is planned for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, 910 West Oak in Duncan. Ely Dean Newsom Robert Eli Kelly ... Robert Eli Kelly born February 21, 1940, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to the late Fannie Rebecca (Perry) and Jack Kelly Jr. Robert of Jacksonville, Arkansas, passed away September 17, 2022, at the age of 82. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Satur- day, October 1, 2022, at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136. Following graduation from Marlow High School. Robert enlisted in the U.S Navy to serve his country in 1958. He served 4 years with 3 aboard the USS Braine mostly off the coast of Vietnam. Returning to Marlow, he married Mae Lorene McKeever in 1963, started a family and began his career. Robert worked 50 years with auto part departments of dealer- ships in Marlow, Oklahoma City, Lawton, and Duncan before ending his career with O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. In 1978 he served as Volunteer Reserve Deputy in Stephens County for approximately 10 years. Baptized in Marlow Church of Christ in 1964, he was a gener- ous, selfless, hardworking man. He enjoyed gardening, car shows, antiques, museums, and reading. Above all, Robert loved spend- ing time with and caring for his family. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sons, Michael Lynn and Kendall Wayne (Meagan) Kelly; and broth- ers, Jackie Dale and Harold Dean Kelly. Those cherishing the memories of Robert include his beloved wife, Lorene Kelly; son Kerry (Debbie) Kelly; brother Larry Gene and June Kelly; 1 grandson; 1 great-grandchild; 5 chosen grand- children; 11 chosen great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Online condolences can be made at www.CallawaySmithCobb.com. WilliamAllen Howard ... William Allen Howard was born Tuesday, July 16, 1957, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Rev. W.M. Howard and Nolie Duke. He passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, at the age of 65. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow, Oklahoma, with Rev. David Woods and Eddie Patterson officiating. All arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow, Oklahoma. Allen was a 1976 graduate of Marlow High School. Allen lived in the Stephens County area all of his life and worked as a janitor for Duncan Regional Hospital and he previously worked at Wal- Mart for 10 years. He was a member of the Red Red Rose, C.B. Club, and a former president of the Marlow JC Club. Allen spent time serving as a proud member of the National Guard for 6 years ranked as a Staff Sgt. He was an Avid University of Oklahoma fan and enjoyed watching all OU sports. He enjoyed good music and collecting DVDs of old TV shows. Allen will be deeply missed. Survivors include his son A.J. Howard; daughter Ashleigh How- ard; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Richard Howard and wife Jannie of Marlow and Carrol Howard and wife Donna of AZ; 3 sisters, Margie Brown and husband Harold of Duncan, Kathy Christian of Marlow, and Glenda Hurt of KS; and numerous nieces and neph- ews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother G.W. Howard and wife Patsy and brothers-in-law, Wayne Christian, Johnny Hurt, and Dink Pidcock. Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. Billy Glen Barton ... Billy Glen Barton was born Wednesday, October 7, 1936, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to Nathan Monroe and Lil- lian Daisy (Hire) Barton. He passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, in Duncan, Oklahoma, at the age of 85. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sep- tember 28, 2022, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral And Cremation Service, with Lynn Parkhurst officiating. Crema- tion and all arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway- Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Billy lived in the Stephens County area all of his life and worked as a farmer. Billy also spent time serving as a proud member of the United States Army. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing and hunting were his favorite things to do in his free time. Billy will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include brother Jerry Barton and wife Lula, Jr. of Kingfisher and 2 sisters, Norma Cowley and Sharon Williams, both of GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Nathan Barton and John Barton, and 2 sisters, Mary Davis and Juanita Fay Fleetwood. Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb.com. Paula Joan Lewis ... Paula Joan Lewis was born Thursday, October 29, 1936, in Dun- can, Oklahoma, to JC and Floysie (Latham) Haney. She passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, in Marlow, Oklahoma, at the age of 85. Memorial Services were held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow. All arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Crema- tion Services in Marlow. Joan married her best friend, Noal Dean Lewis, February 14, 1983, in Texas. Joan and Noal celebrated more than 34 years of marriage together until he preceded her in death in June 2017. She lived in the Stephens County area for more than 30 years and spent her time being a homemaker. Joan’s family was always the most important to her. She was the best grandmother to her grandkids and great-grandkids. Joan spent much of her time keeping up with her family. She was always the observer for any occasion such as birthdays, holidays, or condolences. Joan was an avid animal lover of all kinds and she raised exotic birds. She cherished her birds and her cat, Callie. Joan will be missed dearly by all that knew and loved her. Survivors include her daughter, Vickie Garcia of Charlotte, NC; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Jamie Chris Haney; and niece Debbie Tips. In addition to her loving husband, Joan was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Paula RaJeania Stebelton. Hoyt Eugene LaRue ... Hoyt Eugene LaRue was born on January 7, 1966, in Pampa, Texas to Hoyt David LaRue and Marilyn (Young) Burk. He passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at his home in Marlow, Okla- homa with his girlfriend, Kim at his side. He was 56. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center. Hoyt was employed as a roofer most of his life. He loved God and his family very much. He was extremely proud of his Indian heritage. He enjoyed rock and roll music and football. Preceded in death by his father Hoyt David LaRue and brother Richard Dean LaRue. Hoyt is survived by his children: Heaven LaRue, Tyler Luster; 5 grandchildren; mother Marilyn Burk; and brother Marlon LaRue. Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com . Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. —Matthew 6:33 Holy Lord, only in you do I find what satisfies my soul’s desires. Please be near to love, correct, disci- pline, lead, and mold me to your glory.