Feb. 11, 1943 — Oct. 12, 2012
Carl Leroy Merrill was born Feb. 11, 1943 at Mountain View, and passed away Oct. 12, 2012 in Duncan at the age of 69.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, officiated by Rev. Harold Metheny under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
Carl, known to his family and friends as the “Old Man”, was a self-employed home contractor for 26 years. He also built, owned and operated Eastland Grocery Store for 23 years from 1979 until his retirement in 2002. He was an avid croquet player and loved dominoes, farming and his cattle and especially enjoyed working hard and breaking a sweat. Carl also had a passion for his garden, which he gave away to family and friends. Carl especially enjoyed his Sunday mornings, playing dominoes with his son Curt.
Carl and Wanda Kay Igo were married Aug. 3, 1962 at Cordell.
Survivors include his wife, Kay, of the home, four children, Carl and Cindy Merrill, Duncan, Debra and Kenny Jones of Duncan, Mickie and Mike Keenan of Comanche, and Curt Merrill of Duncan, a brother, Brent and Barbara Merrill of Duncan, a brother-in-law, Mike Perrodin, Oklahoma City, eight grandchildren, Melea Thompson, Brooke Merrill and Jordan Bonham, Ashley Wickard, Bailee Merrill, Tyler Wickard, Courtney Jones, Cody Merrill and Katlyn Jones, four great-grandchildren, Jacobi Thompson, Jordan Thompson, Andrea Drew and Maddox Bonham and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, H.B. and Lavern Elaine Teal Merrill Jr., and two sisters, Judy Milburn and Brenda Perrodin.
Online condolences may be made to www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Feb. 11, 1943 — Oct. 12, 2012
Ronald Dean Harness
Ronald Dean Harness, 69, of Duncan, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in the Duncan Regional Hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.
Mildred P. Gamblin
Mildred P. Gamblin, 94, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Duncan.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Duncan Cemetery with the Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating and under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home of Duncan.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home.
Mildred was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Duncan, to Robert Lee and Minnie Teague. She lived all her life in Stephens County, and grew up on the farm in the Empire area. She graduated Empire High School in 1938. She remained on the farm to help out until 1946, when she entered business college and graduated in 1947.
James David ‘J.D.’ Olds
James David “J.D.” Olds, of Duncan, was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Perry, to Laura and Jack Olds. He was the youngest of five sons. He passed away Dec. 9, 2013, in Duncan, at the age of 79.
J.D. grew up in Countyline, and went to school in Velma. He then graduated from Midwest City, where he was a quarterback for the football team. J.D. moved to Duncan and worked for Thorn Chevrolet. He married Harla June Sparks in 1954, in Lawton. They were blessed with two daughters: Kimberly Diane Johnson and Christie June Olds.
Paul David Campbell
Paul David Campbell was born June 26, 1955, in Wilcox, Ariz., and passed away Dec. 2, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
He graduated from Duncan High School in 1973. After being in the Navy, he became a carpenter and was a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 329 in Oklahoma City.
Ronald Dean Harness
Ronald Dean Harness, 69, of Duncan passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Duncan Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.bailespolkfuneralhome.com.
Alvin D. Parsley
Alvin D. Parsley, 83, of Midwest City died Dec. 9, 2013, in Midwest City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crest Baptist Church in Midwest City. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Alma Cemetery, Alma. Viewing will be Wednesday at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, Midwest City.
Billy Rex Galloway
Billy Rex Galloway, 71, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Price officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Billy Blaine Schlein
Billy Blaine Schlein, 83, of Duncan passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Nathan Tate and Jerl Joslin officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Loretta Fern (Scribner) Williams
Funeral Services for Mrs. Loretta Fern (Scribner) Williams, 79, of Pruitt City are scheduled for Thursday at the Shell Street Church of Christ in Healdton with Danny Huntsman officiating. Interment will follow at the Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Ratliff City.
Loretta was born on Jan. 15, 1934, in Oklahoma City to the late Mr. Wiley Thomas Scribner and Mrs Nellie Jeanette (Goff) Scribner. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday evening, Dec. 9, 2013, at her home in Pruitt City.
Abigail Rachel Ruth Smith
Abigail Rachel Ruth Smith went home to be with Jesus Christ on Dec. 7, 2013, at 6:09 a.m. She was 24 years old, born July 11, 1989, and was a professional photographer. Abby impacted more people in her short time on earth than many do in much longer lifetimes. Her bright red curly hair and friendly personality made her everybody’s friend.
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