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
Carlis Eugene Maxwell
Carlis Eugene Maxwell, formerly of Velma, passed away Oct. 31, 2013, in Oxnard, Calif.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Katie Cemetery in Katie.
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M.L. ‘Monk’ Johnson
M.L. “Monk” Johnson, of Duncan, passed from this life Sunday April 20, 2014, in Marlow, after a lengthy illness. He was 75 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Jean Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Marlow Cemetery.
Thelma White Minton
Funeral Services for Thelma White Minton, 96, of Duncan, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay. Mrs. Minton passed away Monday evening, April 21, 2014, at a local nursing home
Donald Bruce Ridley
Donald Bruce Ridley, 76, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the Glory Bound Church, with the Rev. David Woods and the Rev. Jerry Couch officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Marvin Franklin Morris
Marvin Franklin Morris, 56, of Marlow, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Graveside funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Duncan Cemetery, with the Rev. Dean Hall officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.
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