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Obituaries

February 27, 2014

Cleveland ‘Cleve’ H. Bethany

Jan. 3, 1951-Feb. 27, 2014

COMANCHE — Cleveland “Cleve” H. Bethany went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche.

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

Cleve was born Jan. 3, 1951, at Comanche, to Hurl and Ruby Tyler Bethany. He married Darlene Qualls on June 12, 1970, and having celebrated over 43 years of marriage, they still loved each other unconditionally.

Cleve loved the professions he was privileged to have during his time in the work force. In 1994, he was called to preach and was licensed with the Shield of Faith and served as District Overseer for the Oklahoma Region. He loved his children and grandchildren, and his greatest concern was saying goodbye to his babies and making sure everyone would be OK after he was gone.

Cleve is survived by his wife, Darlene, of the home; two sons: Cleve Bethany and Erin Mikel, and Christopher Bethany and wife Kristen, and a daughter, DeLisa Newman and husband Robert, all of Duncan; grandchildren: BreAnna Current and Shane Jones, Natalie Current and Victor Gomez, Brooke Bethany, Lexi Newman, Tyler Bethany, Bryson Bethany, Devlin Newman, all of Duncan; Taylor and Austin Bethany of Arizona; and Justice Sparks of Alabama; great-grandchildren: Kali and Lane Jones of Velma, and soon-to-be great-grandson, Kahler Gomez; a brother, Larry Palmer and wife Shirley of Duncan; in-laws, Hershel and Bertha Qualls of Duncan; numerous nieces, nephews and others whom he loved and loved him.

Cleve was preceded in death by his parents, Hurl and Ruby Bethany; and a sister, Carol Jean Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Stormy Rowe, Glen Youngblood, Chad Rowe, Justin Winslett, Jimmy Gallaher, Chuck Clampitt and Trent Pewienenski. Honorary bearers are Gary Hill, Burly Washington, Robert Newman, Victor Gomez, Shane Jones, Wayne Qualls, David Qualls and Johnny Gallaher.

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

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