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Ora Faye Smith Morgan ...
 Ora Faye Smith Morgan passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at her home in Comanche, with
her daughters by her side. She was born February 27, 1941 to Dee and Lydia (Wood) Smith, in Ste-
phens County East of Duncan.
 Services were at 10:00 am Monday at the Ray of Hope Church in Comanche with Pastor Rick Dun-
can of Yukon officiating. Interment was in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche.
 She attended Velma School and liked making quilts and jewelry, loved to bake cakes and pies
for friends, gardening and raising cattle. She liked sewing, especially for her Great Granddaughter
whom she dearly loved. She also liked making wild plum jelly and entering it in the Fair taking
home a few blue ribbons over the years.
 She worked at Comanche Seed and Grain for 25 years then owned and operated Victory Silks for
the last 6 years.
 When her children were in school she never missed a game. She enjoyed watching her kids play
softball and football.
 On August 30, 1957 she married Thomas Cox Jr. in Duncan, Ok. To this union 3 children were
born. She later married Ronnie Jones then Pat Morgan of Comanche in 2000.
 She was preceded in death by her parents.
 She is survived by her children, Arlan Cox and wife Peggy of Crowder, OK, Vickie Gildon and hus-
band David of Comanche, and Angela Brown and husband Jeff of Yukon, Ok. One Grand-daughter,
one Great Granddaughter. Three sisters, Joyce Davis and husband Bill of Duncan, Deanna Burton
and husband Don of Velma, and Darlene Foster and husband Charles of Velma. Several nieces and
 Online condolences may be made at
Shirley Ann Hughes ...
 Shirley Ann Hughes, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Duncan, at the age of 80.
 At the family’s request cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in
 Shirley was born Monday, December 5, 1938 in York, NE, to Charles and Agnes (Elsnic) Stofer. She
graduated from Geneva High School in Nebraska. Shirley lived in the Duncan area for the last 3 1/2
years and previous lived in Clinton. She married Richard Thoman in Geneva, Nebraska on March
16, 1958. They were married for 12 years before his passing. Shirley later married Jerry Hughes in
McCool, Nebraska on December 18, 1971. They were married for 42 years before his passing in 2013.
Shirley worked for many years as a dietitian. She enjoyed cooking and working puzzle books as well
as crocheting. Shirley was a family woman that loved spending time with her family as much as
 Survivors include, a son, Mark Thoman and wife Janice of Rush Springs, 7 grandchildren, 17 great-
grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
 Along with her two husband, Richard and Jerry, Shirley was preceded in death by an infant twin
son, Michael Thoman, and her parents.
 Online condolences may be made to
Death Notices
Lee E. Cannon ...
 Lee E Cannon, 91, of Duncan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home in
Duncan with his family and friends by his side.
 A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday March 20, at Duncan Municipal Cemetery.
 He was retired from the City of San Pablo, Calif. He moved back to Oklahoma in 1988 with his
wife Diana and his step-daughter, Tracy.
 Lee was born Jan. 31, 1928 to Harvey and Rebecca (Cribbs) Cannon. He had three brothers, Nel-
son, Glen and Cecil Cannon. He also had three sisters, Esther, Lois and Lorine.
 Lee is survived by his step-children, Tracy Dirks of Duncan and Mary Mason Prince of Oregon; an
adopted son, Christopher Gibson and Codi Bussey of Duncan, his 6 grandchildren and also had many
nieces and nephews.
 Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Cannon; his parents; grandparents, the Cribbs and
the Cannons; all of his brothers and sisters; and step-children: Alvin, Steve and Joyce.
 Don Grantham Funeral Home assisted the family with cremation. Online condolences may be sent
to the family at
Elizabethan Book Review Club
 The book club will meet Thursday, March 28 at
11:30 am at the First United Methodist Church,
2300 Country Club Road in Duncan.
 Molly Lou Belle of Oklahoma City will be the
reviewer; attendees are asked to arrive by 11:15 to
be seated so the meeting can begin as scheduled.
 Guests are welcome, please call Eve Leach at
580 736 0272 for reservations. Members are en-
couraged to bring their dues.
Class of ‘69
plans reunion
 Duncan High School
class of 1969 reunion
planning committee
have rescheduled their
5th meeting to Mon-
day March 25, 6:30
PM at 1105 W. Main.
For more information
contact Sharon Smith
580-736-0576. All
1969 DHS seniors are
invited to attend the
 • Man of the Year: Chris Deal,
Jeff Gregston, Shay Hayes, Jay John-
son, David McCarley, Lyle Roggow,
William Stewart and Jimmy Tilley.
 • Woman of the Year: Martha
Burger, Jan Palovik, Nicole Punneo,
Julie Stockton, Kimberly Tilley and
Patty Wininger.
 • Community Improvement
Award: Axis Physical Therapy,
Murf ’s Guns, Stephens County
Abstract, Taco Casa and Viridian
 • Free Enterprise Award: Dream
Team Prosthetics LLC, Dr. Brend-
han Fritts, David K. Moore, The
Surgical Institute at True North and
Viridian Coffee.
 • The Al Hinshaw Community
Spirit Award: Chicken Express,
Missy Crimmins from ONE Dun-
can, Laura Goldring, Nicole Pun-
neo, Julie Stockton, Shannon Hall-
Sanders and JD Taylor.
has worked
on the council
since 2007.
 This is
Hayes’ first
time running
for public of-
fice. Prior to
opening Virid-
ian Coffee, she
worked for
KellPro Inc.,
starting in
January 2014
and ending in
March 2016.
Her husband,
Shay, is also
one of the
nominees of
the man of the year award, which
will be presented during the March
26 Duncan Chamber of Commerce
annual banquet.
 Other offices up for a vote include-
Comanche’s Ward 2. Voters will choose
between James Armsworthy and Wanda
J. Moore.
 Ward 3 in Comanche will feature a
race between Debra Michaels and Sha-
ron K. Rounds.
 Town of Velma voters will fill three
Town Trustee positions and a Town
Clerk/ Treasurer position.
 Filing for Trustee are Josh Bartling,
Nicki Brant, Jimmie Castor, Eldon
Stephens and Justin Tugmen.
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Rickey Mayes
Lindsey Hayes
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