June 9, 1925 — Oct. 13, 2012
Command Sgt. Maj. Cecil Clifton Wilkins was born June 9, 1925, at Needmore, W. Va., and passed away Oct. 13, 2012, at Lawton, at the age of 87.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Don Grantham Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. Todd Wisdom, with interment to follow at Duncan Cemetery with military honors.
He married Leona Bass on Jan. 23, 1947, and she preceded him in death on June 15, 1987.
Command Sgt. Maj. Wilkins proudly served in the US Army during WW II, Korea and Vietnam, being the recipient of the Purple Heart in Vietnam. After serving his country for 22 years, Cecil work 17 years for the US Postal Service as a supervisor, retiring in 1969.
He enjoyed being around his family. His laugh, wisdom, guidance and unconditional love will be remembered by all who knew him.
Cecil is survived by two step-children: Bobby Dixon of Mustang, and Loretta Ekwall of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska; a sister, Ester Parker; and two brothers: Earl and Dwight Wilkins all of West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his his wife, Leona; his parents, Jesse James and Gladys May Hulver Wilkins; two sisters: Thelma Jones and Edna Bott; a step-daughter, Lydia Bly; a step-daughter-in-law, Lola Dixon; and two grandchildren: Bobby Dixon Jr. and Debra Yanda.
Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Lawton.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
June 9, 1925 — Oct. 13, 2012
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.
Jennie Marie Johnson
Jennie Marie Johnson, 46 of Duncan, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at her home.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at City Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Arson officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home
Benny Joe Renfro
Benny Joe Renfro, 93, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, in Duncan.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, in the Duncan Cemetery with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial is under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Fred E. Gibbons
Fred E. Gibbons passed away peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was 63 years old.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle officiating. Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Marlis Edith Fyfe
Marlis Edith Renate Karin Jutta (Nolte) Fyfe, 70, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Duncan, Okla., where her ashes will be interned.
Fred L. Tinsley
Memorial services for Fred L. Tinsley, of Ardmore, will be Friday, March 7, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Dr. Virgil Trout officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory, Ardmore, Okla.
Fred was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Shamrock, Texas, to Murray Wilson and Maryian Leotta (Lewis) Tinsley. He died at his Ardmore, Okla., residence on March 4, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Betty Jean Hamilton Cochran
Funeral services for Betty Jean Hamilton Cochran will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Duncan City Cemetary.
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