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We Believe in Oklahoma
Chisholm Trail Community News
May 1, 2019
Death Notices
4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533
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Odell Wayne Byford ...
 Odell Wayne Byford died Saturday, April 27,2019 in Duncan,
Oklahoma after a short illness. He was 90 years old.
 Services will be held at the Don Grantham Funeral Home
Chapel, at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 3. The Rev. Randy Southerland
will officiate. Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial
Gardens Duncan.
 Odell Byford was born August 18, 1928, in Stephens County
near Comanche, the son of Florence Nora Mobley and James
Monroe Byford, Jr..
 The fourth of eight children, he attended Stoner and Tucker
Elementary Schools, then went on to graduate from Comanche
High School where he lettered on the Comanche football team.
He graduated from high school in 1945 when he was 16 years old.
 As a child of the Depression, he started picking cotton as soon
as he was strong enough to drag a cotton sack. In 1947, he began
working as a machinist for the Halliburton Oil Well Cementing
 On May 24, 1947, Odell married Peggy Ann Headrick. They
had three children. They divorced in 1979.
 About 1973, after some 26 years, Odell left Halliburton to open
his own machine shop. However, when the oil industry crashed in
the early 80’s, he lost everything. With much hard work, enter-
prise, ingenuity and some plain luck, he began a new buisiness of
making boxes. With Carolyn Matlock, he created the Southern
Box Company. The business started on South 81 Highway but
eventually, Odell and Carolyn were able to move their store to
Duncan’s Main Street. They married in the mid-eighties. In 1989,
Carolyn and Odell received the Duncan Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Persons of the Year, and, later, the Southwest Okla-
homa Small Business award. They sold the business and retired
about 2004. Carolyn Byford died in April, 2017.
 He was predeceased by his parents, Florence and Monroe
Byford; two sisters, Wanda Byford Callandar and Oleta Byford
Wright; three brothers: Troy Byford, Roy Byford, and F.M. Byford.
 Survivors include two sisters: Shirley Byford Reed and Lestine
Byford Sullaway Fowler. Odell’s very special friend and loving
companion, Lorene Patterson of Duncan, and her family, also
survive him.
 Odell’s children are: Diana Byford Glover and husband Walter
of Katy, TX; Steven and Cindy Eazor Byford of Coppell, TX; and
Kelly and Jayne Livingston Byford of Dallas, TX.
 Odell is also survived by an immense number of grandchildren,
great-granchildrren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
 A donation may be made to the Chisholm Trail Hospice; P.O.
Box 2000; Duncan, OK 73534. Online condolences may be sent
to the family at
James Emil Kaspereit ...
 James Emil Kaspereit, 85 of Duncan passed away Monday,
April 29, 2019 in the Country Club Care Nursing and Rehabilita-
 Services will be 2:00 PMWednesday in the Duncan First Bap-
tist Church with Reverend Brian Payne officiating. Interment will
follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Bailes-Polk
Funeral Home.
 James was born January 10, 1934 at Walters, Oklahoma the son
of Emil and Fronie (Wilkerson) Kaspereit. He and Annie Mae
Richardson were married May 9, 1954 at Comanche, Oklahoma. 
 He was a member, Deacon, usher and Sunday School Director
for the Duncan First Baptist Church, a member of the Duncan
Optimist Club, and owner of James Used Cars and Kaspereit Auto
Parts until retiring in January of 1997. He was preceded in death
by his parents and two sisters Irene Merritt and Dorothy Moody.
 Survivors include his wife Annie Mae Kaspereit of the home in
Duncan; sons David Kaspereit and his wife Deborah of Oklahoma
City, Larry Kaspereit and his wife Carla and Harold Kaspereit and
his wife Patti of Duncan, daughter Catherine Bowers and husband
Steve of Oklahoma City; a brother Herman Kaspereit of Duncan;
sister Vina Joan Kaspereit of Arkansas; nine grandchildren and
six great grandchildren.
 Online condolences may be made at
Dorothy Juanita (Price) Mayes ...
 Dorothy Juanita (Price) Mayes, 80, of Duncan passed away
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 in the Duncan Regional Hospital sur-
rounded by her family.
 Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday in the Western Heights
Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Wilson officiating. Interment will
follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery at Comanche under the direc-
tions of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.
 Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 PM on Wednesday at the
funeral home.
 Dorothy was born June 3, 1938 at Duncan, Oklahoma the
daughter of Henry Marvin and Dulcie Elizabeth Lucerne (Hol-
man) Price. She and William Douglas (Doug) Mayes were mar-
ried at Lawton, Oklahoma on March 23, 1956 and he preceded
her in death on May 3, 2006. She worked many years for the
Hagar Company, Duncan Regional Hospital and Loves in Dun-
can. She loved traveling especially in the fall, spending time with
her family and her dog Fancy and was a member of the Western
Heights Baptist Church.
 She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, 4
sisters, daughter Ginger, son Jeffery, a grandson, 2 great grand-
children, son-in-law Greg Gilmore and daughter-in-law Susan
 Survivors include sons David Reynolds and his wife Kathy
of Granbury, Texas, Terry Glen Mayes of Comanche, Randal
Douglas Mayes of Duncan and Michael Mayes and his wife Sara
of Comanche; her daughter Carol Ann Demaray and her husband
Jeff of Vacaville, California; 30 grandchildren, 30 great grand-
children and 3 great great grandchildren.
 Online Condolences may be made at
Dickie Wayne Johnson ...
 Dickie Wayne Johnson Sr., of Rush Springs, was born on April
11,1953 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Billie Clifford and Betty
Louise (Ellis) Johnson. He passed away on April 20, 2019 at the
age of 66.
 Memorial Services were held on Friday, April 26 at 2:00 pm at
Victory Fellowship in Rush Springs, Oklahoma with Pastor Josh
Abbott officiating.
 Dickie Sr. was of Pentecostal faith. He loved spending time
with his wife Vickie and their 6 children Veronica, Brandy,
Cecelia, Heather, Dickie Jr., and Cheyenne while going for walks,
riding bikes, playing games, riding go-carts, going camping, and
having cookouts at the lake. He loved going bull frog hunting
with his kids and Father-in-law Robert. He enjoyed dressing up
as Santa for his children and also his grandchildren. He loved put-
ting up Christmas lights and all kinds of decorations on the house
and in the yard, one of his children’s best memories. He would
make Halloween costumes for his children which would put a
smile on his face. He loved to sing with his family and dance
sometimes just out of nowhere. One of his favorite songs was
Flying Higher Than I’ve Ever Been by Vern Jackson. He danced
on the American Band Stand when he was younger with Aretha
Franklin. Another thing he loved to do to make people laugh was
his ‘bitter beer’ face. He loved his wife, children, son-in laws, and
grandchildren and was very proud of them.
 He helped his Dad, Billie, on Commercial Construction Car-
penter for Exal Construction Company. He worked at a factory
with his Father-in-law Robert. He worked on small engine repairs
with his brother Donnie. He worked at McDaniel Firestone. He
helped his StepDad TJ with electrician work and helped build a
log cabin for a friend at Taylor Lake with his son Dickie, son-in-
law David, and friend Mark McClain.
 Dickie Sr. is survived by his wife Veronica Ann Elizabeth
Johnson (Vickie) of the home, his 6 children: Veronica Tucker
and her husband David of Duncan, Ok., Brandy Charlson and her
husband Danny of Rush Springs, Ok., Cecelia Williams and her
husband John of Rush Springs, Ok., Heather Williams of Rush
Springs, Ok., Dickie Johnson Jr. and Alex Laney of Chickasha,
Ok., and Cheyenne Johnson and Cody Prince of Bradley, Ok.
His 5 precious grandchildren. His brothers: Clifford Johnson of
Poplar Bluff, Mo., Mark Johnson Sr. of Chickasha, Ok., Donnie
Johnson Sr. and wife Terry of Kennett, Mo., Bill Williams and
wife Dee of Kennett, Mo., Joe Williams and his wife Maranda of
Kennett, Mo., and James Johnson of Foley, Mo. His sisters: Helen
Key of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jeannie Ramirez and her husband Rico
of Senath, Mo., Viennie Damron and her husband Tim of Kennett,
Mo., and Carol Lindsey of Foley, Mo. Also numerous nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
 He was preceded in death by a grandson Brantley Mycal Gauge
Prince and numerous other grand babies, 2 sisters: Patricia Ann
Stracener and Sandra Williams, 1 brother: Thomas Williams. His
Father Billie Clifford Johnson, his Mother Betty Louise (Johnson)
Williams, his Stepfather Thomas J ( T.J.) Williams, his Step-
mother Rose Lee Johnson, and his Father-in-law Robert Eugene
 Pops’ will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Melba “Ann” Hupp ...
 Melba “Ann” Hupp, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 in
Marlow, at the age of 82.
 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May
1, 2019, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow, with
Rev. Bubba Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Marlow
Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral
and Cremation Services in Marlow.
 Ann was born Friday, July 24, 1936 in Marlow, to Ernest W.
and Gertrude (Freeman) Whaley. She graduated with the Bray
High School Class of 1954. Ann lived in the Marlow area her
whole life, with the exception of four years in which she lived in
Quincy, Massachusetts, while her husband served in the United
States Navy. Ann married the love of her life, Jim Hupp in Mar-
low on July 6, 1954, they were married for 64 wonderful years.
Ann enjoyed following all of her children’s, grandchildren’s, and
great grandchildren’s activities. She was their biggest fan. Her
biggest joy was just being around her family. Ann also loved to
travel and see new places.
 Survivors include, her husband, Jim Hupp of the home, a son,
Kenneth Hupp and wife Bobbi of Marlow, a daughter, Kim Hines
and husband Fred of Marlow, 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grand-
children. She is also survived by a sister, Faye Graham of Bray,
brother and sister in law, Ronny and Faye Hupp of Comanche as
well as numerous nieces and nephews.
 Ann was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, Virgie
Leon Goree, Dorothy Mae Jones, Billie Walker, and a brother,
Loyd Whaley.
 In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzeheimers
Association for medical research.
 Online condolences may be made to
 Rush Springs High School TSA (Technical Stu-
dents Association) will hold their annual plant sale on
Saturday, May 11 in the Old High School Cafeteria
from 9am to 12 noon.
 Students have seeded and raised some 500-1,000
fresh seedling garden plants and herbs that will be
great for your garden. The plants will be sold for $2
to $5 depending on the type and size of the plants.
 Funds raised will help defray expenses for needed
equipment and travel for the students.
 You will also have an opportunity to see the stu-
dents hydroponically grown plants and learn how you
could have fresh plants all year long.
 Freinds Fur Change will also hold a pet adoption
during the sale and vendors are welcome to set up
during the event as well.
 Larry Lance in the instructor and sponsor of
the group. Contact him at 580-252-9194, or email
for more information.
Rush Springs High School
TSA plant sale
Kids car seat check
 There will be a car seat checkup event at the Ste-
phens County Health Department, Friday, May 3rd
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Parents can learn how to properly install a car seat
or booster seat and technicians will be on hand to
check currently installed car seats.
 A limited number of car seats will be available on a
first come, first serve basis for $15. However the car
seat checks are at no cost to the parents.
 The event is being put on by Safe Kids Oklahoma,
the Stephens County Health Department and Path-
ways to Healthy Living
Hope Community Church
 Hope Community Church Sunday School will
begin at 9:45 am and Morning Worship at 10:55 am
this Sunday. There are Sunday School classes for
Children, Young Adults & Couples, and Adults.
 Special music will be sung by Tristen Spivey. Bro.
Dusty Graves will be bringing the Message as Pastor
Jack Greenwood is on vacation.
 Sunday night Bible Study is cancelled and will
begin again on May 19th. Wednesday night at 6:30
pm we meet and pray.
 Come and enjoy a friendly country Church!
 Hope Church is located at the corner of Hope Road
and Clear Creek Lake Road (5915 Hope Road, Mar-
low, OK). Call 580-255-1482 or 580-736-3460 for
more information.
Dollar Day Sale
 Blessing Boutique, 109 N 5th in Marlow is hold-
ing a Dollar Day Sale Saturday May 4 from 8 am to
2 pm.  
Come shop with us for great buys on our spring and
summer upscale clothing for men, women and chil-
dren. Everything is $1.00 or less many items are 25
cents each or 5 for a $1.
 We also have new Home Décor and Christmas
items for sale at 75% off retail plus perennial plants.
 All proceeds go to support Back Pack for Kids at
the Marlow Elementary School.
Cinco de Mayo Mexican Stack din-
 The Duncan Area Literacy Council, a United Way
Agency, will host a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser lun-
cheon on Sunday, May 5th at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 2300 N Country Club Rd. in Duncan.
 The menu will feature a Mexican Stack (you build
it) and homemade desserts. Serving times are from
11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
 Tickets are $10 for an individual and $30 for a
family of 4. Tickets are available at the FUMC office,
the United Way office at 12 S. 8th Street or by calling
580-736-1170. No tickets will be sold at the door.  
 All proceeds will go to Duncan Area Literacy
Council to help provide literacy services to Adult
Learners in the Stephens County area. For more
information or to reserve a ticket please contact Mary
at 580-736-1170.
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