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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News April 21, 2021 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 JimWhitt Debbie Whitt Wade Williams Chris Talley Oakcrest Cremation Center P rearrangements from another funeral home will be honored/transferred www.whittfh.com 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! Fredrick Dean Good ...  Fredrick Dean Good a resident of Tomball, Texas was born on June 11, 1936 in Zearing, Iowa to Sam and Waneta Good. He went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2021, at the age of 84 due to his prolonged illness with COPD.  Fred will be laid to rest at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery in Duncan, Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM in a family graveside service. All arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitt Funeral Home in Duncan, Oklahoma.  Fred, one of 4 children, grew up helping his father in the fam- ily business until graduating high school and being drafted into the service of the United States Army. He served honorably and was given the rank of sergeant before receiving his honorable discharge. While stationed at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma he met his wife Norma Janice Sutherland (Jan).  In 1965, Fred obtained his bachelor’s degree in business from Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma while supporting a wife and two children.  He went on to a 30-year career with The Hartford Insurance Company that began in Oklahoma City as a claim representative. In 1970 he was transferred to Tulsa to manage the Tulsa claims office and then retiring from Hartford in the Houston, Texas of- fice in 1995.  Upon retirement Fred and Jan enjoyed fulltime RVing until they settled down in Tomball, Texas in 2010.  Fred was survived by his daughter, Robin Floyd and husband George of Livingston, Texas and his son Martin Good of Choctaw, Oklahoma. Also his 3 granddaughters; 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 1 sister, and his cat, Zoe.  He was preceded in death by his wife Jan, his parents, and 2 sisters.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Alton Stefan Askins ...  Alton Stefan Askins was born on April 21, 1953 in Duncan to Harold Glen Askins and Donna Mae (Vaught) Askins. He passed away on April 13, 2021 at the age of 67 in Duncan, Oklahoma.  Graveside service wasThursday, April 15, 2021 at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Randy Souther- land officiating. Military honors was conducted by the Stephens County Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.  Stefan graduated from Duncan High School with the Class of 1971. He worked in construction for many years after serving in the United States Army.    Stefan married Becky Diane Allen on January 19, 1979 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Stefan loved watching OU football, even getting to help build the brick wall at the OU stadium. He loved the outdoors especial- ly just driving around the lake watching deer. He enjoyed fishing and listening to Christmas music, always wanting to get ready for Christmas early. He loved making peanut brittle and barbecue ribs. Stefan loved his family dearly, especially his children and grandchildren.  Stefan is survived by his wife, Becky Askins; two daughters: Stefanie Prather and husband Daniel; Angela Plant and husband Harley; four grandchildren; brother-in-law, Vernon Hunt; sister, Roberta O’Neal; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and great friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Polly Hunt; and brother-in-law, David O’Neal.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Estes Wyatt Boyce ...  Estes Wyatt Boyce, 57, was born January 28, 1964 in Vallejo, California, to Jerry Estes Boyce and Dorothy “Sue” (Johnson) Boyce. passed away Thursday, April 15th, 2021 in Duncan.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel in Marlow, with Billy Morgan officiating. All arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Estes lived in Marlow all his life, and graduated from Marlow High School in ‘82. He enjoyed working at his dad’s gas station in Marlow. Estes loved old cars, fishing, listening and singing to all kinds of music, and visiting with people. He was the biggest OU fan, and enjoyed making others laugh. He could make anyone feel better and couldn’t stand seeing people upset. Needless to say, he had a huge heart for others. Most of all, Estes loved his family and loved spending time with them. He was so proud of his children. He will be deeply missed.  Survivors include, daughter, Jamie House of Ardmore, daughter, Whitney Davis of Chickasha, son, Bo Boyce of Marlow, daughter, Cheyenne Boyce of Velma, daughter, Brianna Boyce of Marlow. 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Katrina Whitehead of Duncan, and Shannon Ward of Norman. 3 nephews, Jerry Boyce, Clayton Ward, Jayc Ward, and numerous cousins.  Estes was preceded in death by his parents, aunt, Luesta Davis, and cousin, Pete Boyce.  Online condolences can be made at www.CallawaySmithCobb. com Ronnie Dale Toles ...  Ronnie Dale Toles, 38, was born Saturday, July 17, 1982 in Pawnee, OK, to Donald Ray and Barbara (Turner) Toles. He passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in San Francisco.  A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Glory Bound Church, with Rev. David Woods officiating. Cremation and all arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Ronnie had lived in Oklahoma for most of his life, but resided in California for the last 3 years. Ronnie enjoyed sight see- ing, traveling, and just having fun. Most importantly, he loved his family, and loved spending time with them. Ronnie will be greatly missed.  Survivors include his mother, Barbara Gensman of Duncan, sister, Dusty Olivier of Marlow, grandparents, Ronnie and Anita Turner of Marlow, niece, Abigail, and nephew, Jimmy.  Ronnie was preceded in death by his father. James Lawrence Ince ...   James Lawrence Ince, 83, was born Tuesday, August 31, 1937 in Foster to Bryan Lawrence and Whit (Ross) Ince. He passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Lindsay.  To protect others from COVID, there will be a graveside service held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, with Rocky Keck officiating. Burial and all arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  James was a graduate of Doyle High School. James lived in Stephens and Garvin Counties all of his life, and worked in the oil field, as well as farming.  He married Celesta June on August 31, 1976 in Cooke County, TX, and they celebrated 39 years of marriage before she pre- ceded him in death in 2016.    James enjoyed fishing on Lake Texoma, farming, ranching, and taking care of his cattle. He liked staying busy, and working all the time.  Survivors include, his daughter, Jaimie Hart and husband Kelly of Edmond, 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, Special Friends, Teresa, Adam, and Mary.  In addition to his wife, James was preceded in death by his parents.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com Rita Faye Walls ...  Rita Faye Walls 77, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born December 11, 1943 in Temple, Oklahoma to Willis (Marvin) & Mary Louise (Gillispie) Bohannan, She passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at her home in Duncan.  Graveside funeral services was Tuesday, April 20, 2021 with Rev. Harold Metheny officiating. Arrangements have been en- trusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors.  Rita was a homemaker, wife,mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and great-great grandmother, she married Art Walls March of 2014. and she was a member of Bethesda Church of God.  Rita is survived by her husband; Art of the home, sons; Carl Ray Wylie & his wife Esther of Marlow, Oklahoma, and Rickey Dean Wylie & his wife Tammy of Duncan, Oklahoma, a daughter; Sharon Faye Bumpas & her husband Ronnie of Duncan, Oklahoma; a sister, Mary Louise Hartman of Walters, Oklahoma; a brother, Alfis Bohannan of Duncan, Oklahoma, 12 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  Rita was preceded in death by her husband; Donald Crabtree, her parents; Willis (Marvin) & Mary Louise Bohannon and a sister; Jo Ann Bumpas.  Online condolences may be sent to www.cartersmartfuneral- home.com Samantha Louise Wilfley ...  Samantha Louise Wilfley, 32, was born Wednesday, January 11, 1989 in Fontana, CA, to Bruce Sr. and Patricia Colleen (Davidson) Bevens. She passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 in Duncan.  Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM, April 24, 2021, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel, with Richy Large officiat- ing. Cremation and all arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Samantha was a graduate of Fullerton High School, and was raised in Orange County, CA. Samantha always had a smile on her face, and people were naturally drawn to her. She loved making videos of her doing make-up tutorials, and she enjoyed helping people. Samantha was always willing to lend a helping hand to people, and she loved to give back.  Survivors include, her daughter, Kallie Colleen Neal of Seattle,WA, father, Bruce Bevens, Sr. of Magnolia, AR, step-fa- ther, Dave Bennett and wife Jackie of Corona, CA, brother, Bruce Bevens Jr. and wife Robyn of Irvine, CA, 3 sisters, Julie Fear and husband Chad of Marlow, Theresa Smith and husband Gary of LaPalma, CA, and Cynthia Mackun and Jeff Wade of Denton, TX.  Samantha was preceded in death by her mother.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com Merl Martin Smith ...   Merl Martin Smith, 72, was born Thursday, July 1, 1948 in Provo, Utah, to Lot and Lola (Quinton) Smith. He passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 in Rush Springs.  A memorial service was held Monday, April 19, 2021, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel in Rush Springs, with Rev. Jordy McKaskle officiating. Cremation and all arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.  Merl had lived in the Grady County area for the last 9 years, and was employed by Wal-Mart as a truck driver.  Merl married Andrea Michelle Forbes on October 25, 2008, in Las Vegas. They celebrated more than 12 years of marriage before his passing.  Merl enjoyed watching movies, fishing, camping, and gardening in his spare time. Most importantly, he loved his family, and loved spending time with them. He will be deeply missed.  Survivors include, wife, Andrea Smith of the home, 2 sons, Jesse Burton and wife Katie of Edmond, and Zacharia Summers and wife Skyla of Duncan, 2 daughters, Chenoa Bates of the home, and Christina Burton and husband Darius of Mustang, 10 grandchildren, brother, Tony Smith of OR., sister, Judy Fairbanks and husband David of TX., and numerous nieces and nephews.  Merl was preceded in death by his parents. Gary Don Dorsey ...  Gary Don Dorsey was born in Marlow, Oklahoma on December 19, 1967 to Gary Gerald and Margaret (Barton) Dorsey. He passed away on April 16, 2021 at his home in Marlow.  He is survived by his father, Gary, and mother, Margaret, of Arkansas; two brothers: Rodney Dorsey and Kenny (Tracie) Dorsey of Arkansas; nieces: Kayla Dorsey, Lauren Dorsey, Monica Dorsey, Kendra (Justin) Hoyt, Breanna Dorsey; nephew, Garret Dorsey; great nieces, Terranye, Aubrey and Addleigh Clark; great nephew, Keystone Hoyt. He is also survived by aunt, Leone CarsWA of Marlow; uncle, John Barton of Spanaway, WA; lots of cousins; and best friends, Shannon Elroy of Marlow; Brian Standridge of Duncan; Katie Matthews of Bray.  Gary graduated from Marlow High School where he played foot- ball. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the USAO in Chicka- sha. Before his illness he worked at Sprint Communications. He loved living in OKC until his health declined. He had made many lifelong friends.  Gary Don Dorsey He was currently living in Marlow. His quick wit and love will always be remembered.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center of Duncan.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Coin Show at Fairgrounds  The Southern Oklahoma Coin Show is set for Friday April 30 and Saturday May 1at the Stephens County Fairgrounds in Duncan..  Admission and parking is free.  Attendees can buy sell or trade gold, silver, coins, currency, tokens and more. Free appraisals are of- fered.  More information is available at 580-475-4570 or 467-0168. Battiest to be ordained at First Freewill Church  Late one night, a preacher was driving on a country road and had a wreck. A farmer stopped and said, “Sir, are you okay?” The preacher said, “Yes, I had the Lord riding with me.” The farmer said, “Well, you better let him ride with me, because you’re gonna kill him.”  Being a preacher is not always funny. Or easy. In fact, according to Shepherds Watchmen, in the year 2019 over 1,700 pastors left the ministry every month. In addition, 50% of the ministers starting out will not last 5 years. Only 1 out of every 10 ministers will actually retire as a minister in some form. And 4,000 new churches begin each year while 7,000 churches close.  During a time when many ministers are leaving, the First Free Will Baptist Church of Duncan is preparing to ordain a new minister. On Saturday, April 24th Bro. Walker Battiest will complete his ordination with a small ceremony at the First Free Will Baptist Church which is located on Beech.  It is an exciting thing for the church and also for our community, to welcome a newly ordained minister to the area. Many blessings upon this church family as they move forward into this year. Jamie and Walker Battiest

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