The Duncan Banner

Obituaries

April 5, 2012

Francie Mae Holmes

DUNCAN — Jan. 16, 1947 — April 4, 2012

Francie Mae Holmes, 65, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at home, after a year long battle with cancer.

She was born in Holdenville on Jan. 16, 1947, to Francis and Ethel (Alt) White.

Francie retired in 2010 after working for several car dealerships in the Duncan area. She and Curtis loved to travel and spend weekends at their cabin. She was an avid cat lover and was nicknamed “The White Tornado,” because of the spotless home she kept. She was a great cook and loved hosting family Thanksgiving dinner for many years. Francie was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be greatly missed by all  those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband Curtis of the home; three sons, James R. Bible and wife Tammy of  Holdenville, Bryan T. Bible and wife Brenda of Round Rock, Texas, and David A. Holmes of Duncan; two step-daughters, Anastasia Goforth and husband Mark of Moore, and Amelia Hauck and husband James of Basehor, Kan.; four grandchildren, Brittany and Bradley Bible of Round Rock, Raechel Bible of Holdenville, and Peyton Hauck of Basehor; one sister, Patsy Barrett and husband Jack of Holdenville; a nephew, Michael and wife Tammi and their sons Jordan and Blake of Oolegah.

At her request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to  the Christian Center, 710 E. Plato or Duncan Regional Hospital Foundation.

The family would like to thank Dr. R.J. Weedn, Dr. Winona Mackey, Dr. Nadim Nimeh and Dr. Charles Dickerson for their excellent care of Francie during her illness. A special thanks to the staff of Cancer Center of Southwest Oklahoma, Duncan Regional Hospital and Chisholm Trail Hospice, without whom the journey would have been much harder.

Online condolences can be sent 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.