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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News May25, 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. Edilynn Card ...  Edilynn Turner Card was born November 13, 1935, to Robert Edward “Ed” Turner and Opal Askins Turner in Duncan, Oklahoma.  She passed peacefully from this earth on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Funeral services for Edilynn Card, 86, of Chickasha, Ok will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, May 27, 2022 at College Heights Baptist Church, officiated by Bryan Haynes.  Edilynn was an only child but by the number of friends, cousins and her horse Tippy, you’d have never known.  Edilynn graduated from Duncan High School and attended The University of Oklahoma. While there she pledged and joined the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. While on campus she met a dashing young man, who just so happened to wear a Navy ROTC uniform. Edilynn married Billy Don Card on August 29, 1954.   After a short time in Norman, they moved to Duncan to settle down. Bill started working at the First National Bank and Edilynn began working at the Duncan Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed working there until Donny was born. Family and motherhood was her calling and desire in life. She brought three children into this world, Billy Don Card Jr., Robert Clair Card and Marilyn Card (Holt).  In June of 1972 Bill took a job with the First National Bank of Chickasha and moved the family there to make their home in Chickasha. Edilynn was involved with the local panhellenic organization and the Sorosis Study Club of Chickasha. She loved serving others, her community and church. Edilynn was a beloved and active member of College Heights Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult 2 Sunday School Class and Oasis. She loved visiting with her family, friends, neighbors and shut-ins from the church.  In her earlier years she enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bridge. Edilynn was an avid gardener, with a love for flowers; being in her backyard was her happy place. Bill and Edilynn loved traveling to Sante Fe, NM and spending time at Grand Lake.  Edilynn was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Opal Turner, and the love of her life, Bill, in 2017.  She is survived by her children: Billy Don Card, Jr. (DeNean Woolstenhulme) of Wenatchee, WA; Robert Clair Card (Dana Hodge) of Chickasha, and Marilyn Card Holt (Terry Holt) of Chick- asha. She has 7 grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.  Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. Wida Yvonne Mitchell ...  Wida Yvonne Mitchell, 91, was born Sunday, August 24, 1930 in Marlow, to Roy and Mollie (Robertson) Tugmon. She passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Duncan.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow, with Rev. Kathy Gibson officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Yvonne attended Bray Schools. Yvonne worked as a waitress for many years at various restaurants and also received the Employee of the Month Award from the Chamber of Commerce.  She married Charles McKelvey in Wichita Falls, TX in 1945 and they were married for 5 years. Yvonne later went on to marry Wil- liam “Bill” Dan Mitchell in 1967. She and Bill celebrated 28 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1995. Together they owned and operated Mitchell Appraisals for more than 20 years.  Yvonne was a member of the Phi Sigma and Omega Sorority for many years and held many offices within the sororities. She was also a former member of the Elks Country Club, as well as the TGandY Canasta Club for 30 years, and she was a longtime mem- ber of First United Methodist Church in Duncan. Yvonne loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. She will be missed by many.  Survivors include her daughter, Kay Heelan and husband Rich- ard of Duncan; grandchildren, Charles Heelan, Patrick Heelan and wife Debbie, and Shannon Justice and husband David; several great-grandchildren; sister, Cena Ann Ervin of Blanchard; other survivors include: Molly Henderson and husband Michael, Jacob Er- vin, Monty Ervin and wife Jeanice, Lyndie Ervin, and Macie Ervin.  In addition to her husband, Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Roynell Rodgers.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com Lorne Rollin Johnson ...  Lorne Rollin Johnson, 89, was born Wednesday, March 22, 1933 in Marlow, to Jess R.and Emma (Thornton) Johnson. He passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 in Marlow.  Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Central High Baptist Church, with Rev. Sam Buzzard officiat- ing. All arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Lorne was a graduate of Central High. He lived in Mar- low all of his life and worked for Halliburton as a welder.  Lorne married the love of his life and best friend, Ruby Weath- ers, July 23, 1958, in Wichita Falls, TX. He and Ruby celebrated more than 63 years of marriage at the time of his passing.  Lorne enjoyed making quilts, collecting pictures, hunting, fish- ing, and he loved animals. He loved his family the most and en- joyed spending time together. Lorne will be missed by many.  Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Robert Nese of Cache; grandchildren, Alex Larison and Ashley Fullerton; 2 broth- ers, Benny Johnson and wife Margret of Central High, and Danny Johnson and wife Pat of Duncan; sister, Dorothy Cunningham of Duncan; son-in-law, Chris Roberts; and a host of family and friends.  Lorne was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Amanda Fullerton, brother, Lawrence, brother, Jerry, and sister, Juanita.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com Mildred Roberta Doller ...  Mildred Roberta Doller, 97, was born Saturday, November 15, 1924 to Gillie and Pearl (Clark) Stotts in Royal, Oklahoma. She passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Marlow.  Services were held Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Callaway-Smith- Cobb Chapel in Marlow, with Rev. Ron Maxfield officiating. Burial was in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway- Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Mildred grew up on a farm with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Times were hard and they had very little but always had love and family to support each other. Midge learned how to fix and work on about anything. She was taught honesty and good work ethics.  She lived in Marlow her early years. She started school in Mar- low but moved east of town with her family during her first year of school. She attended Burrows School (in Stephens County) and then went to Pernell High where she graduated in 1943.  After graduating, she moved to Oklahoma City where she got a job at Douglass Aircraft in Midwest City, making C47’s.  It was at a dance that she met her husband, Bob Doller. He was in the Marines and was attending a training class in Norman. After dating only 3 weeks, they were married August 3, 1944 in Okla- homa City. They were married 27 wonderful years until his death in May 1971. Midge lived in Tehachapi, California, Santa Barbara California, and Memphis, Tennessee while Bob was in the Marines. He was honorably discharged in 1946. It was then that they moved to New York for almost a year and returned back to the Marlow area in 1947, where she lived the rest of her life.  A daughter, Roberta, was born in 1947 and daughter, Sharon, in 1955.  In her years living in Marlow, she worked at Kirkpatrick’s Used Furniture, Marlow Cleaners, Haggar Slacks and AOA (when she re- tired).  She could sew beautifully, was a fabulous cook, and loved going to garage sales. She was a great dancer to country music and had a fun sense of humor. She was an avid fan of the OKC Thunder, never missing a game on TV. She also enjoyed OU and OSU football and basketball. She was baptized in the 1st Christian Church in Marlow.  Midge lived her last 8 months of her life at Gregston Nursing Home where she quickly felt at home with all the love and at- tention from the wonderful staff. She made so many new friends, young and old. Her family is forever grateful for their love and care from each and everyone.  Midge was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Doller; long time partner of 21 years, Leeroy Schenk, parents; brothers, G.B. Stotts and John Stotts; sisters, Mary Allen and Juanita Johnson; and great-granddaughter Mia Hastings.  She is survived by her 2 daughters, Roberta Wortham and hus- band L.D. of Shawnee, and Sharon Snell and husband David of Chickasha; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great- grandsons, and one on the way.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com Elizabeth Boyd Thompson ...  Elizabeth Boyd Thompson was born May 5, 1943 in Claud, Okla- homa to Vernon Smallwood and Willie Virginia (Layn) Smallwood. She completed her earthly journey on Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Duncan at the age of 79.  A graveside memorial is planned for Friday, May 27, at 1:00 P.M. at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.  Elizabeth married Luxter Dean Boyd on November 25, 1959. To their family two children – Terri and Gary – were born. He preceded her in death. On June 18, 1976, she married Jerry Don Thompson.   She was employed by Atlas Tuck Concrete for 39 years, working in the payroll department. She retired in 2017. She enjoyed going to flea markets and traveling. She also enjoyed watching western movies. She especially loved spending time with her family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Smallwood and Virginia Smallwood; first husband, Luxter Dean Boyd; son, Gary Boyd; and grandson, Johnny Boyd.  Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Jerry Don Thompson of Duncan; daughter, Terri Caldwell of Duncan; daughter-in-law, Kar- en Boyd of Duncan; stepchildren: Todd Thompson and spouse Mei, Ty Thompson, Jenean Thompson; 3 grandchildren: 2 step grand- children: 5 great grandchildren: a step great granddaughter, sister, Verna Pettigrew and spouse Bill; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Pete Peterson; and 2 nephews.  Online condolences can be made at . Armon Lavern George “Sonny” ...  Armon Lavern George “Sonny” was born October 25, 1933 and passed away May 18, 2022 at 88 years old. Services were at Central Baptist Church Monday, May 23. Interment followed at Rock Creek Cemetery. Services were performed by Kevin George, assisted by Sam Buzzard.  Armon was born at the Patterson Hospital in Duncan. He was the 2nd of 10 children. He grew up in the Empire and Central areas and attended Central High School.  He married his love, Peggy Willson, on June 18, 1952. They were just a few weeks short of being married for 70 years. Armon and Peggy have 5 boys, David, Luther, Arnold, Larry, Jesse. They have 11 grandkids and 21 great grandkids, plus 2 great-great grandkids.  Armon had numerous jobs before he was employed as a janitor for Central High School and then his career job as head custodian at Red River Vo-Tech until he retired in 1997. He had an incredible work ethic and loved his job and the people he worked with.  He loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar. He could be found pickin’ with various family members through the years. As much as possible he and Peggy spent time traveling, camping, at- tending family reunions, and fishing. After retirement Armon be- came a handyman for different people in the community. He was a talented carpenter found a great deal of joy in making gifts for all the kids and grandkids.  Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of Marlow; his children: David and Maree of Duncan, Luther of Duncan, Arnold and Angela of Mar- low, and Jesse and Crystal of Marlow.  Armon is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Gertrude; siblings: Viola, James and Gerold; son, Larry; and grandsons: Jer- emiah and Keenan.  Memorial donations may be made to the Central High Baptist Church Building Fund, 274970 Broncho Road, Marlow, OK 73055.  Online condolences can be made at . Kenneth Lee Anderson ...  Kenneth Lee Anderson, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born October 17, 1930 to Charles Omer Anderson and Bertha (Barber)Anderson in Buffalo, Missouri. He passed away on May 15, 2022 at the age of 91.  A graveside service was held Saturday, May 21, at the Claud (OK) Cemetery.  Kenneth left home at the age of 14 and traveled across the west- ern United States. He worked at many different jobs, including 17 years at WT Robinson Trucking where he was lovingly known as “Cowboy.” He loved playing steel guitar, harmonica, and singing. He enjoyed going on motorcycle trips. He did not judge anyone and could get along with everyone.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sammie “Claudene” Anderson; son, Kenny Anderson; granddaughter, Ashley Anderson; and great-great granddaughter, Marlee Poston.  He is survived by his son, Charles and wife Lisa Anderson of Dun- can; 10 grandchildren; sister: Deannie and husband James Denison of Duncan; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grand- children.  Online condolences can be made at . Dorothy Mae Knapp Peddycoart ...  Dorothy Mae Knapp Peddycoart, of Comanche, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born on February 22, 1976 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Barney Ray Peddycoart and Sheila Kay (Sullivan) Slay.  Dorothy attended Marlow High School. She loved to do metal detecting, collecting rocks, beanie babies, cats, antiques, and go- ing to yard sales. She loved animals. She attended Freedom Biker Church. She was a loving and caring mother to her two children.  She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grand- parents.  Dorothy is Survived by her children: Jennifer K’Lyn Peddycoart of Ponca City and Casey Don Knapp of Duncan; father: Barney Ray Peddycoart; mother: Sheila Kay Slay; and brother: Michael Starr and wife Laurieann.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oak- crest Cremation Center.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Myra Evelyn McManus Williams ...  Myra Evelyn McManus Williams, 87, of Duncan, Oklahoma was born July 20, 1934 in Mountian View, Oklahoma the youngest of 5 children, to Ira McManus and Rosa Belle Odom McManus. She passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at her home in Duncan after a brief illness.  Survivors include two daughters, Terrie Tomlinson of Tuttle, Okla- homa and Suzanne Bilbrey of Ovalo, Texas. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Waco Tomlinson and partner Amy Rust of Mustang, Oklahoma and Kendra Bilbrey and partner Jimmy West of Snyder, Texas, and two great grandchildren, Cash Tomlinson and Evelyn Tomlinson of Mustang, Oklahoma.  Evelyn graduated from Bray High School and attended Duncan Business College. She worked at Duncan Savings and Loan beore she married Jack Newton Williams on June 17, 1954. She was a co-owner with Jack of Shortline Sales, a family business and also was Secretary of Stephens County Conservation District for 7 years.   They operated a cow calf operation on a ranch on Beaver Creek for many years. Throughout her life, she enjoyed flower gardening and geneology research keeping in touch with many relatives over the years, even many second and third cousins. She also was a dedi- cated Christian enjoying fellowship with New Hope Baptist Church as a charter member, and specifically, the Beacon Class where she was extremely active over the last years.  Funeral services will be held at New Hope Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022, followed by a private interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens held later that day. Arrangments have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors.  Services will live streamed at the church at whopeduncan  Online condolences may be sent to www.cartersmartfuneral- Gary Dean Boyd ...  Gary Dean Boyd was born on March 11, 1961 to Luxter Dean Boyd and Elizabeth Ann (Smallwood) Boyd Thompson. He went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 15, 2022.  Gary worked as a machinist at Halliburton Services for 33 years. He then worked at Murf‘s Guns for three years. Gary loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, target shooting and building guns. He loved riding dirt bikes in his younger years, but had grown quite a passion in riding his Harley. Gary loved his family and any time spent with them.  He is survived by his wife: Karen Boyd of the home; daughter: Amber Reed and husband Chase; son: Austen Dean Boyd and wife Jordan; three wonderful grandchildren; his mother, Elizabeth Thompson and husband Jerry Thompson; his sister, Terri Caldwell; his aunt: Verna Pettigrew and husband Bill; and numerous other family members and friends.  Gary was preceded in death by his dad, Luxter Dean Boyd, and his grandparents.  Graveside services wee held on Tuesday, May 24, at the Dun- can Cemetery with Rev. Randy Southerland, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Frank “HotDog” Alan Hamula ...  Frank “HotDog” Alan Hamula, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born August 20, 1982 in Oklahoma City to Edward Lee and Patricia Ann (Mangrum) Hamula. He passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Oklahoma City. He was 39.  A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, May 27, at 10:00 A.M. in the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.  Frank graduated from Duncan High School and received an As- sociate’s degree from Red River Technology Center. He loved to paint vehicles and build stereo systems. He had won several show competitions. His truck had been in Trucking USA on three differ- ent occasions. He was also very competitive with his sound system. He loved remote control vehicles and shooting guns. He loved his family and friends. His family considered him a big teddy bear.  Preceded in death by his father, Edward Hamula, Frank is sur- vived by his mother, Patricia Hamula; his brother, Joe Hamula of Oklahoma City; his sister, Julie and husband Robert “Bob” Creamer of Duncan; nephews: Joey Mangrum, Dylan Bewley and Christopher Bewley; and his niece, Fiona Mangrum.  Online condolences can be made at . Lord, when blind men begged for mercy, you gave it. I am asking that you have mercy on this nation. Help us trust you more deeply and embrace your discipline. Give us lead- ers who will call us not just to a party or platform, but to you. Amen.