The Duncan Banner

Obituaries

January 29, 2014

Wanda Alene Jackson

Dec. 31, 1935 — Jan. 28, 2014

DUNCAN — Wanda Alene Jackson, 78, of Duncan traded her earthly dwelling place for her eternal home Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She passed in peace and was surrounded by the ones she loved.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Ray of Hope Church with pastor Mike McCord and Dow Pannell officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Allen Cemetery, Allen, under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wanda was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Allen, to Lonnie L. and Cara Jane Wilkerson Blankenship. She married Olen E. Jackson on July 10, 1957, in Fresno, Calif. She was a cosmetician for many years in Tulsa, and enjoyed helping women look and feel their best while using her trade to witness to them about the changing power of Christ’s love. She was a member of Ray of Hope Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Wanda is survived by her husband of almost 57 years, Olen of the home; two children: Jackie Patterson and husband Mike of Duncan, and Marty Jackson and wife Ruth of Newcastle; a brother, L.C. Blankenship and wife Wanda of Allen; three sisters: Evelyn and J.R. Davis of Fresno, Calif., Doris Scott of Ada, and Carolyn Henderson of Allen; and three grandchildren: Aja Patterson, Seth Patterson and Caleb Patterson, all of Oklahoma City.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Andrew Blankenship and Bobby Blankenship; and two sisters: Florence Boyd and Viola Herring.

Pallbearers will be Seth Patterson, Caleb Patterson, Leon Boyd, Dusty Henderson, Jake Linker and Bob Linker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice, PO Box 2000, Duncan, OK 73534.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Mildred Hale Mildred Louise Hale

    Former Duncan resident, Mildred Louise Garrett Hale, 92, of Mansfield, Texas passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Herman Hatch Herman R. Hatch

    Herman R. Hatch, 89, of Duncan, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 peacefully with his family by his side.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gerald Hayes Chisum

    Gerald Hayes Chisum, 71, of Duncan, passed away at his home Sunday, July 27, 2014 with his family around him.

    July 28, 2014

  • Danny Ray Foster

    Danny Ray Foster, 62 of Duncan, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 peacefully with his family by his side. Service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Faith Church with Rev. Layne Smith, Wayne Morrow and Ronnie Bernard officiating.

    July 27, 2014

  • 7-27 obit Midred Mae Huey.jpg Mildred Mae Huey

    Mildred Mae Huey, 98, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in Duncan.
    Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29,2014 at the Ray of Hope Church, with the Rev. Dow Pannel officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-27 obit Danny Gallaher.jpg Danny Ray Gallaher

    Danny Ray Gallaher 57, of Comanche, passed away at Duncan Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lola Elizabeth Allen

          Lola Allen was born in Shattuck, Okla. and passed away at Evergreen Nursing Center in Owasso, Okla.

    July 27, 2014

  • 7-27 ida mae obit.jpg Ida Mae Johnson

    Ida Mae Johnson, 90, of Duncan, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Duncan Country Club Care. Services are pending under the Carter-Smart Funeral home

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 Granville Ward obit 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.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 Melvis Spoonemore obit Melvis (Darla) Bernice Spoonemore

    Melvis (Darla) Bernice Spoonemore, 91, of Duncan, passed away on July 21, 2014.
    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.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

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.
Either time is fine.

     View Results
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.