Sept. 14, 1934 — March 8, 2012
Mary Virginia Minson, 77, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, with Larry Fambrough and Pat Mannon officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Mary Virginia Minson was born at 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 1934, in Hope. Her parents were Lyle Harold “Tammer” Reeder and Roberta Lossie Scott Reeder. She grew up in the manner typical of the time for rural farm families, learning the value of hard work, honesty, devotion to God, family and community.
She graduated from Bray Public Schools in May 1952. Shortly afterward, she met Billy Ray Minson, on a blind date on July 2, 1952. After a short courtship, they married on Aug. 18, 1952, in Marlow. With all Virginia was responsible for as a child, it is no wonder that by age 17 being married and managing a household was easy for her.
By 1953, Billy and Virginia frequently studied the Scriptures, as she searched for the Lord’s way. Billy and Virginia attended a gospel meeting, and both were baptized into Christ in 1954, in Marlow.
Virginia’s marriage to Billy grew with Christ as its focal point. To this union were born three sons, James Dale, Michael Ray and David Earl. Their home housed many preachers and blessed many wayfaring souls. Virginia labored in earnest to raise her sons in the Lord and show God’s grace through a life well lived. The Lord and His kingdom meant more to her than anything this life has to offer.
In lieu of flowers, any who desire to do so, can make a donation in her memory to: Church of Christ India, 501 Kirchwood St., Plainview, TX 79072.
Virginia exercised her motherly office by the same principles she learned on the farm. She expected her sons to be honest, work hard, serve God and be neighborly. There were no excuses; whining was never an option. She and her husband insisted on mental toughness and moral perseverance.
Virginia lost her husband on Sept. 1, 1992. This woman of honor and vigor once more gathered her strength and carried on. Virginia was also preceded in death by her father, her mother, four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her three sons and their wives, James Minson and wife Teresa Jean, of Marlow, Mike Minson and wife Hanh, of Moore, and David Minson and wife Tanya of Lubbock, Texas; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brother Bill Reeder, of Rush Springs; sister Wilma Brooks, of Chickasha; and countless friends and family in Christ.
On March 8, 2012, an unknown number of angels met Virginia at the river of death to bear her hence to the soul’s bright home. On that other side she rests in Abraham’s bosom, awaiting the great trumpet and the Lord’s cry, which shall reunite her departed soul with a renewed body. We fully expect to meet here there some sweet day.
Pallbearers will be James Dale Minson Jr., Zachery Stephen Minson, Kevin Michael Minson, Jonathan Michael Minson, Dustin Curtis Keel, David Joseph Fleming and Lee Ford Adair.
Online condolences may be made to www.callawaysmithcobb.com.
Sept. 14, 1934 — March 8, 2012
Verna Lee Brumley
Verna Lee Brumley, 62, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Duncan.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Southern Baptist Church in Rush Springs, with the Rev. Richard McCormack officiating. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
Mary Louise Swanson
Mary Louise Swanson, 70, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Duncan.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Glory Bound Church, with the Rev. David Woods officiating. Burial will be in Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Laverne Dickey, 82, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at River Oaks Baptist Church in River Oaks. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation is open.
Laverne was born to Jesse and Minnie Beck on Aug. 28, 1931, in Duncan. She met and married Truman Dickey on Nov. 22, 1951. During their 62 years of marriage, they raised two children together.
Sherman Dowl Roden
Sherman Dowl Roden passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Arlington, Texas, where he resided.
There will be no services or ceremonies. Alpine Funeral Home of Fort Worth, Texas handled the arrangements. His children and their spouses will travel to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, Dec. 13 for a “Celebration of Life” in his honor.
John Gossett, 84, of Venus, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Service is pending with Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home.
Online guest book may be signed and condolences sent at www.whineryhuddleston.com.
A. D. ‘Buster’ Richardson
A. D. “Buster” Richardson, 87, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore.
Funeral service for Mr. Richardson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at First Baptist Church in Waurika, with the Rev. Jeff McLemore officiating. Burial will be in the Waurika Cemetery under direction of Dudley Funeral Home.
Mary Lois Sampson
Mary Lois Sampson, 98, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Country Club Care in Duncan.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Jay Collier Jennings
Jay Collier Jennings, a resident of Davis, was born Oct. 3, 1959, in Lindsay, to Kermit and Wanda Collier Jennings. He passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Davis, at the age of 54 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Lori Lynn Phillips
Lori Lynn Phillips, 43, of Duncan, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in the Altus City Cemetery under direction of Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus.
James “Jimmy” Earl Tow
Funeral services for Mr. James “Jimmy” Earl Tow, 43, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Ratliff City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Derek Bolin and Mark Belvin officiating. Interment will follow at the Marlow Cemetery of Marlow. Services are under direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
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