Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News January 8, 2020 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 JimWhitt Debbie Whitt Wade Williams Chris Talley Local Family Owned/Operated www.whittfh.com Oakcrest Cremation Center GOSPEL MEETING non-denominational EACH SUNDAY Jan. 12 - Feb. 2 4:00-5:00 pm Singing, Praying, Teaching, God’s Word Straight from the Bible! All Are Invited Come Enjoy Talking About God, Jesus, and The Bible FREE (NO COST) Red Bud Court, Simmon’s Center 800 Chisholm Trail parkway for more info 808-277-8323 Seeking a Church Home? invites you to attend any of our services 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! Johnny Paul Hill ... Johnny Paul Hill, 36, of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away un- expectedly on Tuesday December 17, 2019 in Corsicana, Texas. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Morgan officiating. Interment followed at Duncan Cemetery under the care of Don Grantham Funeral Home. Johnny was born on September 16, 1983 in Duncan, Oklahoma where he attended Horace Mann Elementary School. He later at- tended Duncan middle School and High School where he wrestling and played football. He would graduate from High School in 2002. Johnny was a loving son, loyal brother and reliable friend, He enjoyed his family and outdoor adventures, and could make the most fun out of the small things we often take for granted. With a warm smile and a sincere care, he was always ready to help where he could. Johnny was preceded in death by Clyde Hill, of Duncan, Oklahoma and Nubbin and Coe Sides of Comanche, Oklahoma. He is survived by his parents; Sonya Hobbs and her husband Brent Keenan of Duncan, Oklahoma and David Hill of Duncan, Oklaho- ma; his brothers, Cody and Jodee Stapp of Comanche, Oklahoma his nieces, Cambree, Oak Lee, Kindree Stapp of Comanche, OK. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. granthamfuneralhomes.com Linda Bradley ... Linda Bradley died Monday, December 23, 2019, at the age of 66. A memorial service was held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel. Linda was the daughter of Coleman “Eddie” and Helen Eu- banks. She is survived by many who loved her: two children, Amy Bradley and Jared Bradley and her beloved grand daughter, Abi- gail Bradley, all of Duncan. A sister, Letta Jett and her husband, Jack, of Oklahoma City. A sister LaDana Smith and a brother, Douglas Eubanks, both of Duncan. She is also survived by nieces and nephews: Kathleen Bartlett, Ryan Lewis, Chad Smith and his wife Allison, Catrina Sevier and her husband, Donald, Krysten Black and her husband, Matt, Andrea Teague, Blake Bartlett, Levi Kimbler and his wife Cassie, Faith Kimbler, Raylee Sevier, and Milo Grace Black. Linda was born in Okarche, OK on Easter Sunday, which to her family and friends meant The Bringer of Joy and Laughter. She had a such a loving nature with all living things but had a keen wit and sense of humor. She could charm the birds from the trees, perhaps because all animals, wild and tame, knew Linda would take care of them. Before moving back to Duncan to care for her ailing parents, she worked at the Center of Family Love in Okarche where she excelled in caring for adults with developmental disabilities. She won a National Caregiver of the Year award for her selfless acts of service for her “kids”. She always invited them to our family holidays, which brought joy to her as well as her guests. Linda was such a family oriented person and loved spending time with her family, especially her children, but her eight year old grand daughter, Abigail, was her crowning glory. To be loved by Linda was a blessing beyond measure. She will be profoundly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Online condolences may be left for the family at www. granthamfuneralhomes.com Annie Mae (Kitchen Wolff) Jones ... Annie Mae Jones, 85, of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away peace- fully at her home in Duncan, Oklahoma on Monday, December 30, 2019. Funeral services were held at First Christian Church in Duncan on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Arnold Nelson Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Duncan Cemetery under the care of Don Grantham Funeral Home. Annie Mae Jones was born on March 21, 1934 in Hunter, Okla- homa to James “Jim” Peck and Mabel Marie (Grantz) Peck. Annie was a graduate of Hunter High School. She married Hunter Howard Kitchen Sr. in 1948 and were hap- pily married for 23 years before Rev. Howard Kitchen passed away on Aug 7, 1971. Annie married Dr. Robert Earl Wolff on July 23, 1974 in Duncan, they were happily married for 20 years before he passed away on February 24, 1994. Annie would marry Samuel Paul Jones on January 21, 2000 in Duncan and were happily mar- ried for 10 years before he passed away on May 14, 2011. Annie worked for over 20 years as an office secretary for Cotton Electric before retiring in 2000. Annie enjoyed scrapbooking and collecting pictures she was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Duncan, Okla- homa. Annie was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. Howard Kitchen Sr., Dr. Robert Earl Wolff and Samuel Paul Jones; her brothers, Ivan and Lawrence Peck; her sister, Louise Natalie and her parents Jim and Mable (Grantz) Peck. She is survived by her son, Howard Kitchen Jr and his wife Theresa Kitchen of Hunter, Oklahoma; Stepsons, Mark Jones and his wife Jackie of Edmond, Oklahoma, Dr. Robert Wolff and his wife Diana of Vernon, Texas; step-daughter, Stacy Turnipseed and her husband Lonnie of Mannford, Oklahoma; her sister, Nellie Pratt of Blackwell, Oklahoma; her eleven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, family has asked that donations be sent to the First Christian Church Building Fund at 912 West Walnut Avenue, Duncan, OK 73533. Online condolences can be made at www.granthamfuneral- homes.com Karyn Twyford ... Karyn Twyford, 56 of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away peace- fully in her home in Duncan, Oklahoma on Friday January 3, 2020. Friends and family will celebrate Karyn’s life on Monday, Janu- ary 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church at 207 N 2nd St in Duncan, OK with Pastor Todd Davison officiating. Born in Wilson Oklahoma on November 22,1963, Karyn lived with her family until moving to Southern Oklahoma Resource Cen- ter in 1970. There she attended Hilltop School where she gradu- ated in1984 later moving to Duncan in 1993 to participate in the Duncan Group Homes and Power Shop’s programs and services, transitioning to Ability First, Inc. Karyn had a unique personality and never met a stranger. Few met her that she didn’t leave a lasting impression. She was entertained by simple things like “white paper” and absolutely thrilled to go for a ride to get a “big cup.” The trip was even bet- ter if the driver followed her directions. Her favorite drink was “red pop” [Dr Pepper] or “my blue” [Rootbeer]. If you knew Karyn long, she assigned you a name and expected you to respond. You were fortunate if Karyn’s name for you was close to your own or something flattering, not all were, but you answered just the same. It was a privilege to share life with Karyn. If you didn’t know her, you missed knowing someone truly special. For those that knew Karyn, the memories of better times will provide smiles to last a lifetime. Karyn was preceded in death by her father Jimmy Lester Twy- ford, her mother Florence Yuvonne Brown-Twyford, and a brother, Jimmy Jack Twyford. She is survived by her siblings; Glen Routon of Tablerock, Ne- braska, Larry Twyford of Lone Grove, Oklahoma, Debbie Boyd of Claremore, Oklahoma, Lisa Satterly of Edmond, Oklahoma, Bobby Twyford, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, her roommates; Toni Gott- schalk & Vicky Herdt and countless Direct Support Professionals. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.granthamfu- neralhomes.com Kenneth Wayne Adkins ... Kenneth Wayne Adkins, 94, of Duncan passed away Thursday December 26, 2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Memorial service was Saturday January 4 at the New Hope Baptist Church West with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Inurnment followed at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with honors being provided by the Stephens County Honor Guard and the Duncan Masonic Lodge providing committal rights. Services and Cremation were under the care and direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home. Kenneth was born January 2, 1925 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Ar- thur and Katie Adkins. He graduated from the Pernell High School. He married the love of his life Pauletta Hayes on April 23, 1950 in Duncan. They had been married 64 years at her passing. He served in the US Navy during World War II. After being hon- orably discharged he went to work for Halliburton, then he went to work for Suntide Oil which later became Koch Refining where he retired from after 34 years of service in Corpus Christi, Texas. Kenneth was a New Hope Baptist Church West charter member. Kenneth is survived by one daughter: Cheryl Adkins Pospech of Duncan; one son: Warren W. Adkins and wife Brenda of Wichita Falls, Texas; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and nu- merous nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved. He was preceeded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters and four brothers. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Faith Hospice or the Cedar Crest Manor of Lawton, Oklahoma Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. granthamfuneralhomes.com Dennis James Ussery ... Dennis James Ussery, 57, of Duncan, was carried by the angels into the arms of our Lord December 25, 2019, after a long- fought battle with heart disease. Cremation services have been entrusted to Grantham Funeral Home. Memorial services were Monday, December 30, at 12:00 noon at Immanual Baptist Church in Duncan. Dennis was born April 3, 1962 in O’Donnell, TX to Roland and Marvine (Stallons) Ussery. He graduated from Anson High School in Anson, TX in 1981. He held jobs in a varitey of fields over the years, most of which were in the fast food industry. On October 6, 1986, he married Angela Yarbrough in Wichita Falls, TX. They have two children, Jamie Ussery and Colton Ussery. Dennis became a surrogate father to several young people over the last few years, who lovingly referred to him as Pops, Ol’ Man, and Daddy Stegosaurus. To these young folks he gave guidance, advice, encouragement and love. And they came to respect and love Dennis very much and were so grateful for what he did for them. Dennis was welcomed home to Heaven by his grandparents, Jim and Marie Ussery and Marvin and Hazel Stallons, and his baby brother, Darrell. Dennis is survived by his wife, Angie, and children, Jamie and Colton, of the home; his parents, Roland and Marvine Ussery, of Mannford; a sister, Denise Henderson, and her husband, Les, also of Mannford; a niece, Nicole Stansill and her husband, Ty, of Tulsa; a nephew, Ian Henderson and his wife, Madison, of Lavaca, AR; Aunts and Uncles Dale and Jeanette Ussery of Seminole, TX, Forrest and Marilyn Ussery of Kearns, UT, Dan and Grace Wilson of Velma, and Don and Judy Stallons of Marlow. Dennis was loved dearly by many and will be missed greatly. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart As- sociation or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. J.R. (John Richard) Hasty ... J.R. (born John Richard) Hasty, of Duncan, Okla- homa, passed away on January 5, 2020. He was born on October 5, 1924, in Bray to William Walter and Lena Lanora (Dungan) Hasty. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, January 9, from 5:30-7:00PM at Whitt Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Janu- ary 10, at 1:00PM at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bryan Pain officiating with Dr. Brad Allen assisting. Interment will follow at Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Ret. Lt. Col. Sam Tucker officiat- ing. Military honors will be presented by the Stephens Country Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home. After graduating from Empire High School, J.R. joined the US Navy serving in the Pacific during WWII. After being discharged, he began singing in a gospel quartet where he met Lois Max- ine Davenport at the Corum First Methodist Church. They were married August 24, 1946. In 1949 they welcomed a daughter, Judy, and three years later a son, John Richard Hasty, Jr. They settled in Duncan and he worked for the C.D. Shamburger Lumber Company. He went on to manage the C.D. Shamburger Lumber Company in Lawton, and then went on to manage lumber busi- nesses in Waco, Texas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he retired. However, retirement didn’t last long, after moving back to Duncan in 1982, he returned to work at Duncan Builders Supply until permanently retiring in 1994. J.R. was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Duncan and a dedicated follower of Jesus. Serving in the church was his life calling; this included a short stint as a music director, pre- school Sunday School teacher, church registrar for FBC Duncan, and a long-time church deacon. He was always willing to share his faith with others and lived his life with the mission of reaching out and helping others. He never met a stranger. J.R. is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Maxine; children: Judy Smith of Duncan and John Richard Hasty, Jr. of Woodstock, GA.; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, brothers-in- law: Robert Davenport and Lynn Davenport of Duncan; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Taylor LeNorman Cancer Center, 2110 Duncan Regional Loop Road, Duncan, OK 73533. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Frances “Fran” Louise Jones ... Frances “Fran” Louise Jones was born August 26, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas to Manuel and Dorothy (Crow) Young. She passed away on December 28, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, California. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center. Fran was employed by the Sacramento Blood Bank for nearly 30 years. She enjoyed building birdhouses. Spending time with her family was important to her. She dearly loved all her family, friends, and her chihuahua, Tootsie. She was preceded in death by her parents. Fran is survived by her children: Jerri Lynn Coupé of Vernal, Utah, Jonathan and wife Kimberly Connelly of Citrus Heights, California, Steven and wife Candice Connelly of Duncan, OK; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and brother, Gary Young and family in California. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Potluck luncheon at Grace Church Grace Baptist Church’s ladies group will be host- ing their monthly potluck luncheon this Saturday, January 11, at 11 o’clock in the multipurpose room. Safe Center (formerly Women’s Haven) will be providing the guest speaker. January is National Stalking Awareness month. The speaker will share on this subject, including how to identify and report stalking along with other timely information. All ladies are invited to attend the luncheon. Grace Baptist is located at 1009 South 9th (corner Park & 9th). Brother John Croy is pastor. For more information call 580/656-5011. 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