Randall and Nancy Burton
Lifelong residents of Stephens County, Randall and Nancy Burton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner with their children and grandchildren Sept. 10 at Peyton’s Place.
The couple has two children, Keith Burton and wife Sherrie, and Kim Justus and husband Stephen, all of Duncan. Their grandchildren are Ben Justus, Megan Justus, Landon Burton and Luke Burton.
Randall Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Burton, and the former Nancy Graham exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 9, 1961, in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tip Graham, east of Marlow.
They live on the 160-acre farm that Randall’s grandfather, J.E. Emmons, homesteaded in 1909. Randall was employed as a meat cutter for 50 years, having owned his own business, Burton Meat Market, for 10 years.
He later worked for Sam’s Club, from which he retired.
Nancy was a homemaker while their children were growing up, then joined her husband in the family business. She later worked as an administrative assistant for United Way of Stephens County.
They enjoy attending sporting events to watch their grandchildren. Randall enjoys working on the farm, and Nancy works on genealogy projects.
Randall and Nancy Burton
Power failure hits The Banner
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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