July 24, 1925 — Oct. 9, 2012
Olen Dean “Skip” Gibbs, 87, long time resident of Duncan, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in Duncan.
Skip was born July 24, 1925 in Duncan, to John and Maude (Hudson) Gibbs.
He joined the United States Navy in 1943. He served during World War II as a SeaBee in the South Pacific on the Island of Okinawa. He was a proud and decorated veteran.
He was honorably discharged in 1946 and moved back to Duncan, where he was proud to call home.
Skip worked, managed and owned many restaurants until he started his own produce business in 1961, Tri-City Produce. He sold the produce business in 1979 and retired after 18 years.
During his restaurant years, he fell in love with one of his waitresses, Lora Lavelle Clark.
The two were married April 3, 1947 in Henrietta, Texas. They were blessed with five children. She preceded him in death April 1, 1993. Skip and Lavelle purchased land in Loco, where they spent much time farming and raising of cattle. They enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, playing dominos and especially spending time with their family.
In his later years, he was fortunate enough to have a second love, Bernice Wade, whom he was reacquainted with through church. They were married in December of 2000. And through this union he was blessed to have been accepted and loved by her family.
Skip gave his life to the Lord on Oct. 5, 1975 at the James Robinson Crusade. He knew immediately the power of God’s love and forgiveness, which he realized the urgency to share it with others.
He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and the VFW, which he was a lifelong chaplain and former commander.
Skip is survived by his wife, Bernice; son, Rick Gibbs and wife, Cathy, of Winterpark, Fla; daughters, Glenda Matty and husband, Mike, of Duncan, Debbie Travis and husband, Tim, of Marlow; Sheryl Chapman and husband, Larry, of Duncan, and Carla Hall and husband, Greg, of Duncan; grandchildren, Melissa Ferbrache and husband, Jason, of Guthrie, Ron Shipman and wife, JJ, of Duncan, Marci Faulk and husband, Jay, of Graham, Texas, Greg Travis and wife, Dawn, of Duncan, Sarah Malpica and husband, Jonathan, of Winterpark, Fla., Laura Jones and husband, Jason, of Deltona, Fla., Casey Hall and wife, Melody, of Mustang, Clint Chapman and wife, Kara, of Duncan and Kara Hall of Bartlesville; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Byford and husband, Eddie of Duncan; brothers, Carl Gibbs of Duncan and Richard Caudill and wife, Ada, of Duncan and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; grandson, Jacob Gibbs; two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Parkview Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Gillespie officiating, interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Visitation will be Thursday and Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Carter Smart Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Carter Smart Funeral Home, Duncan.
Military honors will be provided by the Stephens County Honor Guard.
July 24, 1925 — Oct. 9, 2012
Charles Luther Heaton ‘Ole Luke/Duke’
Charles Luther Heaton passed away on March 9, 2014, at his home.
Luke as many knew him, or “Ole Luke”or “Luke Duke” as he referred to himself, leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Harlee Beth Heaton; son, Michael Chance Heaton; mother, Laura K. Carter; father, Danny L. Heaton; step-father, Sam Carter; and his brothers: Adam and Daniel Heaton. Luke’s entire family would rival the sports section, so I’ll leave it at that.
Memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home Chapel.
Edith Lucille Nunnally Hoard
Edith Lucille Hoard, 97, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Country Club Care.
Graveside funeral will be Wednesday, March 12, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terry Schlein officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.
Janet Kincannon Carpenter
Janet Kincannon Carpenter, 81, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Duncan, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Donald Lee Stewart
Donald Lee Stewart, 79, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Jacqulyn Ann Wallick
Jacqulyn Ann (Jackie) Wallick, 80, was embraced by the Lord on Sunday March 2, 2014 at the OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, after a short illness and with her family all around her.
Jackie was born Jan. 10, 1934 to Jack and Violet Slaton in San Angelo, Texas. She was married to Gene (Fox) Wallick on Sept. 4, 1952 in Russeville, Ark.
Charles Ronald Jones
Charles (Charlie) Ronald Jones, of Lindsay, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Charlie was born on Feb. 4, 1938 in Comanche, Okla., to Emma and Herman Jones. He grew up in a large family with three sisters and five brothers. As a boy, he loved to play baseball, basketball and hunt with his brothers and close friends.
Ernest Alexander, 87, of Duncan, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the Sterling House in Duncan.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Dean Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery.
Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner
Funeral Services for Mrs. Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner, 76, of Ringling are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Church of God in Divine Order of Ringling with Rev. Ellen Abshire and Rev. Virgil Ridenour officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Powell Cemetery in Marshall County. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Charles Ronald Jones
Charles (Charlie) Ronald Jones, of Lindsay, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services for Mr. Jones are set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Erin Springs Baptist Church, located on highway 76 South of Lindsay, Okla., with Pastor Clay Hicks officiating and Pastor Gail Gardner assisting. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, Okla.
Michael E. Smith
Services for Michael E. Smith of Camargo, Okla., will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Camargo. Interment will be at the Marlow Cemetery.
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