Jan. 6, 1921-April 1, 2014
Andy Poage of Duncan, a former Sugden resident, peacefully passed away Tuesday evening, April 1, 2014 in Duncan. He was 93 years old. A funeral service will be held Friday April 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Wade Peyton and Pastor Warren Harkins officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sugden Cemetery.
Andy was born on Jan. 6, 1921 at Hamlin, Texas to Joseph T. and Violet E. (Wood) Poage. On Aug. 22, 1942 he and Zelma Roberts were united in marriage at Ryan, Okla. Andy worked for 32 years at Waurika Body Works as an auto body repairman. He enjoyed fishing, camping, working with horses, watching bull riding, raising parakeets and building parakeet nests. He loved playing dominos, and he looked forward to his weekly domino games with his nephew, David. He attended Praise Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Pat Bond and husband Walker of Duncan; a granddaughter, Melinda Ray and husband Chris of Duncan; four great-grandchildren: Jessica, Sarah, Abbie and Allison Ray, all of Duncan; a brother, Robert Poage, of Kingman, Ariz. and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Zelma in 1994, a grandson, Steven Bond, in 1992, three brothers: Hollis , Jim and Billy Earl, and two sisters, Nettie Mae and Betty Jo.
Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 6, 1921-April 1, 2014
- Local News
Duncan’s dead animals to be sold for science
The City of Duncan has found what it believes is a positive way to handle the disposal of all the dogs and cats it euthanizes.
It sells their carcasses to science.
The practice, which has been going on for about five years now, not only furthers the cause of educational science, but provides some money for the cash-strapped Duncan’s general fund.
- Prisons expand their reach to train new officers
- Cable ONE starts lineup changes
- Tax-free weekend begins Friday
- Murder trial postponed until January
- Duncan’s dead animals to be sold for science
Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates
This week FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans' opinions on the "Star Wars" universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. As Walt Hickey notes, the Gungan from Naboo posted lower favorability numbers than Emperor Palpatine, "the actual personification of evil in the galaxy."
- Almost half of America's obese youth don't know they're obese
- What we get wrong about millennials living at home
- Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates
VYPE picks Duncan to make playoffs
Despite facing a rigorous schedule, Duncan was picked by VYPE’s preseason football preview to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
With new coach Craig Benson taking over this season, the magazine predicted Duncan will finish fourth in Class 5A District 1 ahead of Chickasha and behind Ardmore. The Demons are also ranked as the No. 16 team in the Class, with Lawton Mac being the highest ranked team in the district at No. 4.
- Dehydrator breaks participation record
- She is Safe 5K draws more than 100
- VYPE picks Duncan to make playoffs
Wal-Mart to cut prices more aggressively in back-to-school push
Wal-Mart Stores plans to cut prices more aggressively during this year's back-to-school season and will add inventory to its online store as the chain battles retailers for student spending.
- A quarter of the world's most educated people live in the 100 largest cities
- College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities
- Wal-Mart to cut prices more aggressively in back-to-school push
Modern version of ‘Telephone’ hangs up on the truth
Couple weeks ago, I stopped at a popular morning spot to get a caffeine infusion and encountered a meeting of a chapter of the Coffee Club Geniuses of America.
Zamperini, the Olympian and POW, was a hero because of his faith
Louis Zamperini collected many accolades as an Olympic distance runner and brave bombardier who spent a month adrift at sea and two years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. But faith and forgiveness are what truly distinguished him.
- Modern version of ‘Telephone’ hangs up on the truth