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
Twyla Kay Tinkle Sampson
A celebration of the life of Twyla K. Sampson, 77, of Duncan, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the First Christian Church in Duncan. Services are under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Twyla was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Duncan, to Willard and Ruth Tinkle and died April 16, 2014, after a brief illness. Twyla lived her entire life in the Duncan area.
Norma Janice Sutherland Good
Norma Janice Sutherland Good, 76, passed from this life on April 15, 2014, at Tomball, Texas, because of health complications.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Harold Davis, 86, of Temple, departed this life on April 15, 2014, in Duncan.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, with the Rev. Jay Driskill officiating. Burial will be in the Temple Cemetery under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.
John Henry Kaiser
John Henry Kaiser, 86, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Country Club Care Nursing Home in Duncan, Oklahoma.
John Leonard Humphrey
John Leonard Humphrey, 81, of Norman passed away peacefully with family surrounding him on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Norman.
Pearl Dean Thomas Downey
Pearl Dean Thomas Downey, 81, of Duncan, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Duncan.
Jacqueline Ann Bohannon
A come and go “Celebration of Life” will be held for Jacqueline Ann Bohannon, 77, of Duncan, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ in Chickasha.
James Franklin Griffin
James Franklin Griffin was born May 17, 1931, in Claypool, to Elbert and Lois Simons Griffin. He was born and lived almost his entire life in Claypool. He attended Cameron college before being drafted in the Army. He served his country for two years in Korea.
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