Ernie Lee ‘Bud’ Sessums
Ernie Lee “Bud” Sessums, of Velma, peacefully passed away early Monday morning, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home. He was 61 years old.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at New Hope Baptist Church in Duncan, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Dixie Cemetery, under direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Verna Lee Choate
Verna Lee Choate, 81, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at her home in Marlow.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Marlow, with Dr Joe Ligon officiating.
Verna was born Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1932, in Butler, to Ernest and Hallie Newcomb Smith. Verna grew up in Butler and graduated from Butler High School. She lived in Mustang before moving to Marlow in May 2013.
Dejuanah Gwen Hubbard
Ms. Dejuanah Gwen Hubbard, 56, of Alvarado, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her home.
Gwen was born Jan. 26, 1957, in Eunice, N.M., to Charlie Paul Olds of Duncan and the late Patsy Ruth Olds.
She worked as a registered nurse for many years, including a number of supervisory, administrative and risk management positions. She held a bachelor's degree in nursing and a Master of Arts degree in human services.
Peggy Sue Goodrich Young
Former Bray resident Peggy Sue Goodrich Young, 74, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Norman.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Goodman officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Verna Lee Choate
Verna Lee Choate, 81, of Marlow, passed away Dec. 11, 2013, at her home in Marlow.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Marlow with Dr. Joe Ligon officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.callawaysmithcobb.com.
R. Lloyd McMurtry
Lloyd McMurtry, 89, of El Cajon, Calif., passed away Nov. 28, 2013.
He was born March 27, 1924, to Lee and Beulah McMurtry in Waurika.
After spending three years in the U.S. Coast Guard, he returned home to Waurika. He then met Ola Mae “Peggy” Owen, and they married Oct. 26, 1946. They were together 67 years, and most of that time was spend in California. Lloyd did enjoy the eight years he spend living in Duncan.
Judith Hosner Anderson
Judith Hosner Anderson, 69, of Duncan, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Duncan.
Judith was born Oct. 9, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pa., to James and Doris Hosner. She attended Harriton High School, Denison University and Pennsylvania State, where she earned a master degree in physical education. She was a physical education teacher and filled other positions as needed until her retirement.
Joan ‘Jodie’ Allen Howe
Longtime Duncan resident Joan “Jodie” Allen Howe passed away Dec. 4, 2013, after a short illness. She was living in Tennessee close to her son and daughter-in-law.
Jodie was born to Horace and Ima Allen on July 31, 1925, in Duncan. They preceded her in death, as well as her brother, Hank Allen Jr.
She married Dr. George Guinn Howe on March 26, 1945, in Duncan. They had two children: Heather Radford and Jeff Howe. Dr. Howe preceded her in death, as well as two sons-in-law: Doug McCain and Ira Radford.
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Glendle Wayne Foster
Glendle Wayne Foster, 81, of Midland, Texas, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Midland First Assembly of God. Pastor Mike Foster will officiate. Interment will follow to Fairview Cemetery. Funeral service is under direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home.
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