The Duncan Banner


January 17, 2013

Freeda Marie (Pendley) Blaylock Dec. 25, 1924 — Jan. 15, 2013


Freeda Marie (Pendley) Blaylock, 88, of Duncan passed away Jan. 15, 2013, while residing in Meridian Nursing Home at Comanche.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Southerland of New Hope Baptist Church officiating.

Visitation will begin Wednesday and family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. There will be no graveside service.

Freeda was born in Holdenville on Christmas day 1924 to Thomas Larkin and Mellie Izora (Adair) Pendley and attended Moss Public Schools.

She married the love of her life, Harmon L. Blaylock, May 17, 1942, in Calvin. She often spoke of how they met and that the minute she laid eyes on him, she said, “I’m going to marry that man.” She was married for more than 55 years until his death March 6, 1997.

Freeda worked as care-giver for First Methodist Church and First Baptist Church for many years. She loved taking care of little children. She also enjoyed homemaking and reading the Bible. She was actively involved in her church.

Freeda was preceeded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, and five sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Rita Hack and husband Alvin, and son, Steve Blaylock and wife Barbara, all of Duncan; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, who will miss her very much.

Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Children's Home. Online condolences may be made to

Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche

Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche, 61, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 2013, at Duncan Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Friday. The family will be receiving friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
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