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 www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
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.
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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