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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News September 13, 2023 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 Jim & DebbieWhitt Glen Kortemeier Daniel Ramirez • Chris Lowe Chris & Amy Talley Oakcrest Cremation Center We own and operate the only crematory in Duncan and Stephens County. Once your loved one comes into our care, they never leave us until the cremation is complete. All aspects of the cremation will be handled with dignity and respect by a licensed funeral director. Noal “Butch” Dana Lewis ... Noal “Butch” Dana Lewis was born Wednesday, September 16, 1964 in Duncan, to Noal and Zora Mae (Hale) Lewis. At 58, he passed away Monday, September 4, 2023 in Marlow. No services are planned at this time. Cremation and arrange- ments have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation services in Marlow. Butch was a graduate of Comanche High School. Noal lived in the Stephens County area all of his life and worked for Wilco Mfg. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. Noal also enjoyed model trains and taking pictures and videos of railroads. He loved his family and spending time with them. He will be missed dearly. Survivors include brother, Michael Lewis and wife Malena of Duncan, sister, Deana Perrin of Dallas, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Thelma Jean Lowry ... Thelma Jean Lowery was born Friday, August 31, 1934, in Dun- can, to Claude and Carrie (Morris) Jackson. At 89, she passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 in Duncan. Funeral Services were at the First Christian Church in Duncan, with John Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Munici- pal Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. She attended high school at Duncan and Temple and later col- lege at Missouri Southern. She had lived in the area for the last 40 years. Thelma married Thurman Lowery in May of 1955, in Burkbur- nett, TX. She and Thurman raised three beautiful daughters to- gether, Kerri, Kelli and Merri. Thelma was a long-time member of the First Christian Church of Duncan. She was employed by Duncan Regional Hospital for more than 34 years where she made many deep and lasting friendships. Thel- ma was an avid reader and enjoyed reading in her free time. She was loved by so many and will be deeply missed. Survivors include her daughters, Kerri Glensky and husband Steven of Crane, MO, and Merri Silva of Bakersfield, CA, 5 grand- children, Brian Glensky and wife Kristen, Kate Brinks and husband Gerritt, James Glensky and wife Megan, Nathan Glensky and wife Michaela, and Christopher Silva, 15 great-grandchildren, best friend, Willie Richardson, and gentleman friend Tom Freeman. In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, Lucille Jackson, brother, Darrell Ray Jackson, daughter, Kelli Duensing and grandson, David Silva. Dickey Lee Whaley ... Dickey Lee Whaley was born Sunday, May 14, 1944, in Marlow, to Willie and Lola (Himes) Whaley. At 79, he passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2023, in Marlow. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel, with Pastor Terra Sisco officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Dickey was a 1962 graduate of Bray High School. Dickey married the love of his life, Jimmie “Marie” Archer, on October 30, 1965. He and Marie celebrated more than 52 years of marriage together before she preceded him in death on April 24, 2017. Dickey lived in Stephens County all of his life and he worked in IT for Halliburton for many years followed by Accenture, for a total of over 40 years. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Marlow. Dickey also was a member of the Lions Club. He was an avid OU fan and he loved watching any and all sports involving the Sooners. Dickey loved his family more than anything and he cherished the time they spent together. He will be dearly missed in the days to come. Survivors include his daughter, Mindy Nichols, and husband Trevor of Marlow, son, Brett Whaley and wife Christal of Conroe, TX, 5 grandchildren, Ashlyn, Austin, Charlee, Preston, and Paisley, brother, Mickey Whaley and wife Vickie, cousin and dear friend, Sheri Haggerty, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his loving wife Marie, Dickey was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Whaley, and his parents. Geraldine LaQuretta Peeples ... Geraldine LaQuretta Peeples was born March 28, 1940, in Ato- ka, Oklahoma to Jess Melva and Mary Pauline (Cooksey) Boyer. She completed her earthly journey on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Wilkins Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Duncan at the age of 83. Services were at the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rusty McLen and Perry Brake officiating. Following her graduation from high school, Geraldine was em- ployed as the Motor Shop secretary at Halliburton for many years and also performed home health care for Mrs. Esther Halliburton. She loved to play softball. She was a talented guitarist and singer which she continued while living at the nursing home. Geraldine loved to babysit and would drive cross-country to stay with her grandchildren, but she couldn’t follow simple in-town directions very well. She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, William Odus Peeples, Sr; her first grandchild, Cherie An- derson; son-in-law, John Robinson; and siblings: Candy Mash, Char- lie Boyer, Mary Brake, and Wanda Boyer. Geraldine is survived by her children: Cheryl Lynn McLen and husband Rusty of Palestine, TX, William Odus Peeples Jr. and wife Virginia of Lawton, Charles Melvel Peeples of New Town, ND; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers: Jesse Boyer and wife Carolyn of Comanche, Gwin Boyer and wife Vickie of Azle, TX; sisters: Melba Amerson and hus- band Thurmon of Comanche, Hattie Brown and husband Robert of Edmond; brother-in-law, Bobby Brake of Duncan; sister-in-law, Shirley Boyer of Duncan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Geraldine’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wilkins Nursing Home for the compassionate care she was given while she was entrusted in their care. A special note of grati- tude to her wonderful roommate, Patricia “Trish” Cummins who always looked out for Geraldine when the family was not able to be there. David Lynn Cox ... David Lynn Cox was born October 7, 1958, in Beaver, Oklaho- ma to Donald Junior and Betty Jane (Chaney) Cox. He finished his earthly journey on September 7, 2023, in Oklahoma City at the age of 64. A memorial service is planned for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, Septem- ber 16, at Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Alaniz officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center. After graduating from Duncan High School in 1977, David worked as an equipment operator in the oil industry. He enjoyed fishing, playing poker with friends, and playing UNO on Sundays with his family. David liked to cook and barbecue as well. Most of all, he loved spending time with his friends and family. Preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Terry Cox, David is survived by his mother, Betty; brothers: Johnny Cox and wife Darlene, Mike Cox and wife LaTina; Ricky Allen Cox and wife Nan- cy; and sister, Donna Lemons. Donald Lloyd Herrin ... Donald Lloyd Herrin was born to Lloyd Jack and Margaret Emily Herrin on June 19, 1946, in Vernal, Utah. He finished his earthly journey in Duncan, Okla- homa on September 3, 2023, at the age of 77. A funeral service is planned for 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 13, at Faith Church located at 1209 S 10th in Duncan with David Morrow officiating. Interment in the Fort Sill National Cemetery will follow at 1:00 P.M. Arrange- ments have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home. Donald enlisted in the Marines in 1970, serving for 9 years. He was awarded several medals and decorations, including the Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. After his time in the Marine Corps, Donald worked as a long-haul truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, watching football and playing golf. He was an excellent cook. Most of all, Donald loved being with his family. Preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Druceilla, Donald is survived by his children: Raela Herrin, Bryson Herrin, Ladonna Hopkins, Kim Herrin, Donald “DJ” Herrin, Sloan Canfield, Lisa Tolison, and Stephnie Conkin; 12 grandchildren: Amanda Se- bastian, Jessica Keenan, Codie Solomon, Johnathan Herrin, Blaze Herrin, Bexleigh Canfield, Hatleigh Hill, Stetson Hill, Dawson Hill, Bella Arbuckle, Jaylyne Harris, and Brendan Herrin; and a brother, Richard Herrin. Noah Alexander Presgrove ... Noah Alexander Presgrove, a lifelong resident of Comanche, was born May 14, 2004 in Duncan, OK. He passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, September 4, 2023 in Jefferson County. He was nineteen years old. A funeral service was in the Comanche High School Gymnasium, with Pastor Mike McCord and Pastor Matt Chambers officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Noah graduated from Comanche High School just a few months ago. Noah had a very outgoing personality; he was very spontaneous, and he was both a country boy, and a ladies man! He loved the outdoors, and anything to do with the water. He also loved skateboarding. Noah was a true friend to all who knew him. He was an accomplished athlete at Comanche High School, where he lettered in football, wrestling, cross country, and track. He attended Ray of Hope Church. Survivors include his father, Victor Presgrove and wife Tara, Comanche, OK; his mother, Kasey Elliott, Duncan, OK; his siblings: Skylar Stengal, Duncan, OK; Dailen Presgrove and wife Jessica, Co- rum, OK; D.J. Elliott, Duncan, OK; Stormy Alvarado and Aaron, Oklahoma City, OK; Payton Ford, North Carolina; Alanna Presgrove, Comanche, OK; Brailey Presgrove, Comanche, OK; and Madison Rawlings and Walker, Matagorda, TX; his grandparents: Allan and Linda Presgrove, Meadville, MS; and Debra Smith, Duncan, OK; greatr-grandmother, Sandra Quisenberry, Duncan, OK; and great-grandfather, Rodney Smith, Texas; his aunts and uncles, Keith and Robyn Smith, Comanche, OK; Vinnie Presgrove, North Carolina; Jada Fitch, Meadville, MS; Michelle Conner, Duncan, OK; two nieces and two nephews; also numerous cousins, and countless friends. Noah was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Smith; and great-grandmother Lurline Smith. Barbara Kay Leverett ... Barbara Kay Leverett was born to Frank and Daisy (Mullins) Beaubien on January 10, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She finished her earthly journey in Duncan, Oklahoma on Thursday, September 6, 2023, at the age of 78. Family visitation was at Whitt Funeral Home. A funeral service was at Elk Avenue Church of Christ with Wayne Spradlin and Robert Teague officiating. Barbara graduated from Marlow High School with the class of 1962. She attended Central State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. After college, she did missionary work with the Spanish American Evangelistic Ministries for six years. She then worked for The Duncan Banner for over 20 years. On April 3, 1991, she married Bob Leverett in Marlow, Oklaho- ma. She loved to quilt, crochet, knit, and take care of her flowers. Barbara was a member of the Oklahoma Extension Homemakers. She was a very active member of Elk Avenue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bill Frank Beaubien. Survivors include her husband, Bob; sister-in-law, Fairy Beau- bien of The Colony, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Barbara’s memory to: The Berean Children’s Home at 1180 Berea Trail SE, Bogue Chitto, MS, 39629. Wanda (Whitehead) Morrison ... Wanda (Whitehead) Morrison was born March 18, 1943 in Bailey, Oklahoma, to Elton Lee and Blanch Beatrice (Davis) Whitehead. Wanda passed peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2023 in Dun- can, Oklahoma. Her family was by her side. Services were at the Heritage Oaks Church. She graduated from Bray High School, class of 1961 and lived in Stephens and Grady counties most of her life. She attended Heritage Oaks Church in Duncan and was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. On July 1, 1966 she married Phil Morrison in Wichita Falls, Texas Wanda was preceded in death by: husband Phil; her parents; grandparents Oscar and Pearl Davis, and Clinton and Willie Mae Whitehead; brothers Clinton “Slick” Whitehead and Elton “Jiggs” Whitehead; sisters Claudine “Toosie” Manning and Rebecca “Becky” Nix; infant twin brothers, Lloyd and Floyd Whitehead; her in-laws; and many family members. She is survived by: son Buddy Morrison and wife Ena of Dun- can; daughters Lisa Huckabaa and husband Alan of Duncan; Kristi Jenson and husband John of Papalote, TX; and Paula Huckabaa and husband Russell of Duncan; brother Roger and wife Katrina of Bailey; sister Linda Peddycoart of Marlow; an aunt, an uncle, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends. Joseph Benson Green ... Joseph Benson Green was born Monday, October 22, 1951 in Duncan, to David and Dorothy (Lowe) Green. At 71, he passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023 in Marlow. No services are planned at this time. Cremation and all ar- rangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. Joseph was a graduate of Marlow High School. Joe lived in Ste- phens County all of his life and worked as a carpenter until re- tiring. He enjoyed woodworking, drag racing, and hanging out at the coffee shop. Joe loved his family more than anything and he cherished the time he spent with family and friends. He will be deeply missed. Survivors include son, Anthony Mercer of New Braunfels, TX, 2 grandsons Kody and Dylan Mercer and Reagan, brother, David Green and wife Renita of Lonegrove, sister, LouAda Horning and husband Charles of Marlow, special friend and racing buddy, Lynn Logue, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandson, Con- ner Mercer The family of Debbie Watts would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and consideration shown dur- ing the passing of our wife, mother and grandmother. The many cards, visits, calls, offerings of flowers and food have honored her memory and comforted us in many ways. A special thanks to Connie Adams, caregiver for three years, Comforting Hands Hospice in Debbie’s final days, Dr. Thomas Crow for years of care, Carter Smart Funeral Home, and Steve Fair for providing comforting words during com- mittal services. Thanks for other gracious acts for the family, appreciation for those who attended the family night and those who bravely endured hundred degree temperatures during the graveside service. Your thoughts and acts of kindness did not go unnoticed and will be remembered. Wayne Watts Jami & Shawn Miller Chris & Wesley Supron Watts Jacob Helton & Leayh Jasman Jenna Helton Brother, Sisters, Aunt, Nieces, Nephews and others Thank You for Caring