James Haskell “Hack” Clement, 92, former Marlow resident, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Stonebrook Assisted Living in Denison, Texas, following a short illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Broughton and Bro. Joe Price officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 22, 1920, in Danville, Ark., to Alice and James W. “Willie” Clement, Hack lived most of his life in the Marlow and Central High area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and one brother. He has one surviving sister, Betty Jo Smith of Clovis, Calif.
Hack attended Marlow High School, where he was an All-State Football player. He married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Hill of Marlow, on Jan. 1, 1942.
He enlisted at Fort Sill in March of 1942, and was sent overseas, where he received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during World War II. Upon returning from the service in 1944, Hack worked for a time as a roughneck and ran the Whiterock Café before joining the Postal Service in 1955, where he was a city, then rural letter carrier for many years, retiring in 1983.
Hack and Virginia had three daughters: Jimmie Kay, Sandy and Sally. Hack was preceded in death by Virginia in August of 1977, and by his oldest daughter Jimmie Clement Mathis in May of 2008.
In November 1978, Hack married long-time Marlow resident and school teacher, Marian Eaves Gregston, which added another daughter to the family, Susan Gregston.
In addition to being a member of the Masonic Lodge and VFW, Hack was active in the church, where he served as treasurer and Deacon at Denton Baptist Church for many years, and later, as an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Marlow. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, tinkering with cars, gardening and building birdhouses. An avid football fan, he seldom missed a Marlow Outlaw football game.
He and Marian enjoyed traveling throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri, with an occasional trip to California to visit family. He especially enjoyed spending time with grandkids and great-grandkids.
Hack will best be remembered by family and friends, not only for his loving and caring ways, but also for his raisin and pumpkin pies and holiday peanut brittle.
Survivors include wife Marian, Stonebrook Assisted Living, Denison; children Sandy and Mike Emmons, Sally and Steve Sparks, Susan and Billy Ewing, all living in Texas, and Lon Mathis of Marlow; grandkids: Sheena Mays and Brian Andrews; and great-grandkids: Tonya, Alin and Patrick Jr. Mays, and James Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Hack’s name to the American Cancer Society or Home Hospice (www.homehospice.org).
Online condolences may be made to www.callawaysmithcobb.com.
Feb. 22, 1920 — Oct. 16, 2012
Alvin D. Parsley
Alvin D. Parsley, 83, of Midwest City died Dec. 9, 2013, in Midwest City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crest Baptist Church in Midwest City. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Alma Cemetery, Alma. Viewing will be Wednesday at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, Midwest City.
Billy Rex Galloway
Billy Rex Galloway, 71, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Price officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Billy Blaine Schlein
Billy Blaine Schlein, 83, of Duncan passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Nathan Tate and Jerl Joslin officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Loretta Fern (Scribner) Williams
Funeral Services for Mrs. Loretta Fern (Scribner) Williams, 79, of Pruitt City are scheduled for Thursday at the Shell Street Church of Christ in Healdton with Danny Huntsman officiating. Interment will follow at the Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Ratliff City.
Loretta was born on Jan. 15, 1934, in Oklahoma City to the late Mr. Wiley Thomas Scribner and Mrs Nellie Jeanette (Goff) Scribner. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday evening, Dec. 9, 2013, at her home in Pruitt City.
Abigail Rachel Ruth Smith
Abigail Rachel Ruth Smith went home to be with Jesus Christ on Dec. 7, 2013, at 6:09 a.m. She was 24 years old, born July 11, 1989, and was a professional photographer. Abby impacted more people in her short time on earth than many do in much longer lifetimes. Her bright red curly hair and friendly personality made her everybody’s friend.
Mildred “Memaw” Edwards
Mildred “Memaw” Edwards, 92, of Duncan died peacefully at her home Monday, Dec. 8, 2013, with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel at Don Grantham Funeral Home with Marty Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery. There is no visitation scheduled.
Jerry Keith Clark
Jerry Clark, 47, of Durant passed away Nov. 30, 2013, in Sherman, Texas after an illness.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Colbert at the Texoma Cowboy Church.
Jerry was born May 2, 1966, in Denton, Texas to Harvey and Marilyn Clark. Jerry attended grade school, junior high and part of high school in Duncan and graduated in 1984 at Velma-Alma high School in Velma.
J. W. Barker
J. W. Barker, 93, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at the Henrietta Care Center in Henrietta, Texas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.
Billy Blaine Schlein
Billy Blaine Schlein, 83, of Duncan passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Nathan Tate and Jerl Joslin officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Lula Mae Mitchell
Lula Mae Mitchell, 84, of Terral passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Terral First Baptist Church with her nephew, Tim Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Ryan Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.
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