May 4, 1931 — March 25, 2012
Kenneth Andrew Mahorney, long-time Velma resident, was born May 4, 1931, in Slick, and passed away March 25, 2012, in Norman, at the age of 80.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Velma Assembly of God officiated by Sister Ellen Abshire, with interment to follow at the Foster Cemetery, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Grantham Velma Chapel.
Kenneth graduated from Cyril High School in 1949. He then graduated from Southwest Oklahoma State University in 1951, with an electrical engineering degree. Afterwards he obtained several certifications from OCU. He worked at numerous television stations as a broadcast communications chief engineer.
During his service in the U.S. Army, he trained as a radar technician and while in Richmond, Va. he maintained and serviced the government’s high-powered transmitters, eventually working with radar. In 1979, the family moved to Velma, where he founded the family business, Mahorney Radio, for 31 years before retiring in 2009.
He met Mary Alice “Betty” Robinson of Pauls Valley in Weatherford and they were married Sept.. 21, 1952, at Wichita Falls, Texas.
Survivors include his wife Mary Alice “Betty” Mahorney of the home; three sons, Keith and Shirley Mahorney, Hendersonville, Tenn., Dusty and Becky Mahorney, Wynnewood, and Robert Howard Mahorney, Velma; 14 grandchildren, Michael, Kenneth, Brandy, Sherri Bell, Dustin, Lester, Robby, Mary, Kara, Desi, Jackie, Jacob, Levi and Paige; 21 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Howard Scott and Rachel Mahorney, Wynnewood; and his devoted dog “Oscar.”
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Andrew and Ida Bell Crawford Mahorney; a son, Kenneth Ray Mahorney; and two brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Lester Mahorney, Robert Mahorney, Michael Mahorney, Frank O’Dell, Jimmy Dover and Howard Kirtley.
Honorary bearers will be Dustin Mahorney, Phillip Don Robinson and Mel Rennie
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made to www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
May 4, 1931 — March 25, 2012
Granville Odell Ward
Former longtime Duncan resident, Granville Odell Ward, 97, of Tahlequah, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Duncan, with the Rev. Charles Roy McConnell officiating, assisted by the Rev. Buddy Hunt of First Baptist Church, Tahlequah. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.
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Services will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Velma Church of Christ with Minister Michael Ward officiating. Interment will follow at the New Velma Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan from 6 to 8 p.m.
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William Jerry Moore, "Big Jer", 81, of Duncan, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 peacefully at his home.
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Funeral services for Michael Robert Mortson, 69, of Duncan will be at the Chapel at Don Grantham Funeral Home on Friday, July 25 at 12 p.m. with Reverend Andrew Haire Sr. officiating and under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
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Jack Edgar Wallace
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