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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News December 4, 2019 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 Bobby Lee Smith ...  It is with great sadness that the Smith family an- nounces the passing of their patriarch, Bobby Lee Smith, 90, who passed away peacefully, Sunday, No- vember 24, 2019, surrounded by his wife, Margot, and their three children, Laverne, Glenda and Robert.  Bob was born in Pruitt City, Oklahoma, the eighth of eleven children, on April 9, 1929, to Melvin and Florence Riddle Smith. At 17, he hopped a train to Oklahoma City and joined the Navy to “See the World!” During his 24 year in the Navy, he saw service in China, Japan, Korea, Key West, San Diego, Norfolk, the Mediterranean, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Australia, (crossing the equator becoming a Shellback) and Vietnam, receiv- ing numerous medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expedition- ary Medal and the Navy Expeditionary Medal. Bob retired as a First Class Boatswain’s Mate on May 15, 1970, in St. Petersburg, Florida; he served in the Naval reserve and retired from the Naval reserves on September 1, 1977 as a Tug Master.  It was in Puerto Rico that he met his one true love, Margarita Medina whom he married on August 10, 1952. They were married for 67 years and had three children; Laverne, Glenda and Robert.  After retiring from the Navy, he accepted a position at Admiral Farragut Military Academy, in St. Petersburg, Florida, teaching seamanship and sailing. When his children graduated and started their own homes, Bob moved back to his beloved Oklahoma with his wife, bought a farm outside of Norman and went to work with the Griffin Memorial Hospital, retiring as the Supervisor of the Carpenter Shop.  Fifteen years ago, Bob and Margo retired to Duncan to fish and spoil their five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bob loved vacationing on Lake Murray’s Floating Villas, where he was able to bring his entire family together for wonderful days of lake side fun.  Failing health finally required Bob to move to the VA Retire- ment Center at Ft. Sill, May 2019.    Bob is survived by his loving wife, Margot, their 3 children: Laverne Smith Potter of California, her husband Greg, their 2 children William and Lynlee Davies. Lynlee’s husband Sebastian and their 2 children Piper and Kira; Glenda Dris, of Duncan and her son Michael and fiancé Julia; and Robert of Florida, his wife Rene and their 2 children; Adam, Adam’s wife Eva and their 2 children Emily and Aiden; and Amber with her 5 children: Bryce, Cody, Justin, Eliana and Pierce; and Bob’s remaining sibling, Patsy Tillery.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Florence Riddle Smith, his brothers: Eugene, Clifton, Charles, Ruffice and Melvin Jr., his sisters Violet McMullin, Betty Bullard and Barbara Palmer. He is survived by his sister, Patsy Tillery.  Bob will be put to rest at the military cemetery at Ft. Sill. Na- tional Cemetery at 1:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2019 with mili- tary honors. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in his name to the Disabled Veterans of America or to any veterans charities. He will be remembered, by everyone he came in contact with, for his generosity, ready smile and witty banter. Condolences may be left to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com Ima L. Morris ...  Ima L. Morris, 98, long time resident of Duncan passed away Sunday December 1, 2019 with her family by her side.  Services will 2:00PM Friday December 6 at the Don Grantham Funeral Chapel with Ron Stough officiating.  Interment will follow at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. granthamfuneralhomes.com Garland Douglas Petty Jr. ...  Garland Douglas Petty Jr., 62, of Marlow, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Duncan, Oklahoma. The family will be having a memorial service Friday, December 6, at 10:00 AM at Missionary Baptist Church in Marlow, OK with Pastor Steven Boydston officiating.  Cremation arrangements were provided by Don Grantham Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at www. granthamfuneralhomes.com Bobby Gene McGuire ...  Bobby Gene McGuire, 59, of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away peacefully early Thursday Morning on November 28, 2019 at his home in Duncan surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 6, at 11:00 A.M. at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with J. J. Harper officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Fort Sill National Cemetery with military honors provided by Stephens County Honor Guard and the Patriot Riders. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Bobby Gene McGuire was born on February 23, 1960 in Shaw- nee, Oklahoma to Bobby Dean and Edna Lois McGuire. Bobby attended Shawnee High School. After graduating, he went into the armed services and served his country honorably from 1979 to 1983 at a SP5 with the US Army. Returning home, he went to work for Halliburton as a Senior Maintenance Technician before retiring in 2018.  Bobby would marry his wife Janie Ann McDaniel on September 1, 2015 in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Bobby enjoyed fishing, boating collecting guns. He was a mem- ber of the VFW in Duncan and NHRA.  Bobby is survived by his wife, Janie Ann McGuire of the home; his stepdaughter, Sommer Nealy and her husband Ryan Dunne of Duncan; his daughters, Ashton McGuire of North Carolina, Shan- non Wigginton and her husband Josh of Duncan, Nikki McGuire; seven grandchildren and his mother, Edna McGuire.    Bobby is preceded in death by his father Bobby Dean McGuire.  The family would like to thank Chisholm Trail Hospice for their love and care.  Condolence may be left for the family at www.granthamfuner- alhomes.com Josie Marie Stringer ...  Josie Marie Stringer, 81, of Duncan passed away Friday Novem- ber 29, 2019 in Duncan.  Memorial Service will be 2:00pm Thursday December 5 at the Don Grantham Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Gunzolas officiat- ing.  Service and Cremation are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home. There will be no visitation at funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. granthamfuneralhomes.com Janelle Williamson ...  Janelle Williamson, 78, and lifelong resident of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Duncan.  A graveside service was held November 30, 2019 with Pastor Jerry Couch officiating and under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. .  Janelle Williamson was born on August 27, 1941 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Lester Horner and Nell (Shiflett) Horner. She at- tended and graduated from Duncan High School in 1959. She married her beloved husband Alvin Lee Williamson on June 19, 1959 in Duncan.  Janelle and Alvin owned and operated a farm and ranch southeast of Duncan from January 1963 to May 24, 2019. During this time, she was a Cub Scout leader, a 4-H Club leader and a teacher’s aide. Janelle loved farming and the ranchers life. Car- ing for and feeding of the animals, but had clutch release trouble on the tractor and truck. She enjoyed raising show rabbits with her son; her favorite was a mini lop named Little Elephant and was a prizewinner.  Janelle was a loving wife of a farmer and rancher, mechanic, police officer, hunter and pilot for over 60 years. She enjoyed traveling the US and around the world to such places as Egypt, Australia, including anniversaries in Hawaii and Alaska. She col- lected several items, listening and watching country westerns, gospel and polka music.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years; Alvin Williamson of the home, her son, Roy Don Williamson, Debbie and Tommy of Duncan; her brother, Kenneth Horner and his wife Chris of Lawton; Brother in law, Jerry Williamson and his wife Brenda of Duncan; sisters in law, Patsy Renfro and her husband Sammy, Janie Renfro and her husband Benny both from Duncan and sev- eral nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Nell Horn- er; her father and mother in law, Marvin and Inez Williamson, and her sister in law, Reba Johnson.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com Melvin Wayne Kiser ...  Melvin Wayne Kiser, passed from this life Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Stillwater, at the age of 93.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Ron Maxfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Marlow Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Stephens County Honor Guard. All arrangements have been entrusted to the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Melvin was born Friday, December 11, 1925 in Hastings, to Hoyt and Bertie (Ross) Kiser. He attended elementary in a one room school house in Jefferson county. He graduated from Waurika High School.  Melvin married his loving wife, Mary May Miller in Henrietta, Texas on March 8, 1948. They had been married for 64 wonderful years before her passing on September 18, 2011.  Melvin joined the United States Marines Corp in 1944 as well as serving in the Military Police in Hawaii during the war. Upon returning to Waurika, Oklahoma, he went back to work for the Rock Island Railroad with the section gang and later as a signal maintainer.They moved to Marlow in 1955. Melvin retired in 1987 after 45 years.  Melvin enjoyed mowing, gardening, working in the flower beds with Mary and raising chicken. He liked woodworking and had built his own home. He built anything that Mary needed for her art work and China painting. He loved spending time with his family especially at holidays.  Melvin was a member of the VFW and served on the Marlow School Board. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He especially loved to attend the Country Gospel Service on Sunday Morning. He will be missed by his family and friends.  Survivors include, 2 daughters, Shenista Furman and husband Danny of Stillwater, Kathy Sharp and husband Ron of Guthrie, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, an infant daughter, Judy Kiser, his parents, and 2 brothers, J.W. Kiser, Leroy Kiser.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com 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 Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ one song at a time! Sponsored by College Heights Baptist Church - Chickasha F o r t h e b e s t m u s i c t h i s s i d e o f h e a v e n  The Duncan Senior Citizen Center and Delta Nutrition Center will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday December 25 for the holidays. Failures  • Albert Einstein was four years old before he could speak.  • Issac Newton did poorly in grade school.  • Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him, “as a composer he is hopeless.”  • When Thomas Edi- son was a boy his teacher told him he was too stu- pid to learn anything.  • F.W. Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21, but his employer would not let him wait on customers because he “didn’t have enough sense.”

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