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Anniversaries

July 1, 2012

Gray — 55 years

DUNCAN — Dennis and Lawanda Gray will celebrate 55 years of marriage, July 5, 2012.

Gray and Lawanda Wyatt were married in Duncan, July 5, 1957. They have lived west of Comanche for 48 years.

Dennis has worked for Halliburton Services for 56 years and is a global advisor. Lawanda was employed by Haggar Slacks for 16 years until she retired to be a full-time wife and “mamaw.”

The couple have two married children, Alan and Denise Gray Pitts of Comanche, and Michael and Cindy Cole Gray of Oklahoma City.

Grandchildren are Kara Gray of Norman, Aaron Gray and fiancee´ Melanie Dodds of Galveston, Texas, Scott Pitts, Matthew Pitts and Brett Pitts, all of Comanche.

The Grays enjoy world travel, but their favorite trips have been with their children and grandchildren to Disney World, Las Vegas and Galveston.

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    Winds that gusted up to 52 mph knocked out power to The Duncan Banner late Tuesday, forcing Wednesday editions of the newspaper to be published without its sports section.
    Today’s edition of The Banner will include sports news and advertising that was scheduled for publication on Wednesday.

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  • Baker anniversary.jpg Baker — 70 Years

    Jim and Mary Baker will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 31, 2014.
    Like so many, they met in the summer of 1942 and wed in 1944. Mary is from Shawnee and Jim is from Seminole.

    January 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woods anniversary.jpg Woods — 50 years

    Huey and Martha Woods will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2014, with a reception hosted by Mellisa, Steve and Lee Woods.
    Huey Woods and Martha Jones were married Jan. 7, 1964 in Linden, Texas at a parsonage. During their marriage, they have resided in Marshal, Texas, Paris, Ark., Duncan, Waurika Lake and are currently at Comanche.
    Huey was a truck driver and oilfield heavy equipment driver until retirment in 2005. Martha has been a waitress, factory worker and home maker. She retired in 2000.

    December 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Sexton anniversary Sexton — 50 years

    Jim and June Sexton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 30 at the Velma Family Life Center. Hosts were the couple’s children, Jalena Chandler, and Leticia Ledford and her husband Shane.

    November 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Peck anniversary PecK — 50 years

    Ronnie and Janet Peck of Comanche celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct. 25, 2013. They celebrated the special occasion with a trip to the 2013 International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, N.M.

    November 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Benson anniversary Benson — 50 years

    Rufus and Paula Benson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
    Rufus Lee Benson and Paula Mae Nodine exchanged vows Nov. 5, 1963, in Montague, Texas. They spend their honeymoon on Padre Island, Texas and plan to go on another trip to Texas to celebrate their anniversary.

    November 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • Kirkpatricks celebrate 60th anniversary Kirkpatrick — 60 years

    Lark and Verby Kirkpatrick will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception today at Ray of Hope Church hosted by their daughter Vicki Jackson and husband Donald, granddaughter Lindsey Homier, and grandsons Josh Homier, Jerl Hammack and wife Kristen.

    October 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Coopers anniversary photo Cooper — 60 years

    Harry Dan and Mary Cooper celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 16, 2013, with a reception at their home hosted by their children Lynn and Richard Trantham and Virgil Lloyd Cooper. The Tranthams also celebrated their 36th anniversary.

    October 6, 2013 2 Photos

  • 4-28 Gauthun anniversary.jpg Gauthun — 60 Years

    Kenneth and Ursula Gauthun will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception 2-4:30 p.m. today, at the Canterbury Tea Room, hosted by Jackie Weber, Pat Kearby and daughter, Shirley Stinnett.

    May 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • 3-31 Whitten anniversary.jpg Whitten — 65 Years

    Jerry and Betty Whitten have spent all their married life (and more) in Duncan. Betty graduated from Duncan High School in 1945, as did their four children: Steve in 1967 (University of Oklahoma in 1972), John in 1969 (Oklahoma State University in 1974), Missy in 1971 (OU in 1975) and J.D. “Butch” in 1975 (OU in 1979).

    May 15, 2013 1 Photo

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