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Page 3 We Believe in Oklahoma WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM Chisholm Trail Community News June 22, 2022 Death Notices Memorials 4748 N. 81 Hwy • Duncan Ok 73533 580-252-2244 Jim & Debbie Whitt Wade Williams Chris Talley Glen Kortemeier Daniel Ramirez Oakcrest Cremation Center Preplanning can provide peace of mind to you and your family. It lessens the burden on loved one’s by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. www.whittfh.com Herbie Arnold Strachan...  Herbie Arnold Strachan was born to Herbert and Elva Lou Pit- tman Strachan on June 20, 1942, Herbie died peacefully May 9, 2022 in Lawton. Graveside services for were held May 19, 2022 at Highland Cemetery in Lawton.  He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Duncan, later graduating from St. Mary’s High in Lawton.    He obtained a B.A. degree in Library Science from the Univer- sity of Oklahoma, later working at Cameron University Library until 1994.  He leaves an only sister, her four children and 27 first cousins. Robert Leon “Bobby” Lane ...  Robert Leon “Bobby” Lane was born to Loy Thomas Lane and Clarice LaVone (Wilson) Lane on February 29, 1948, in Blackwell, OK and departed this life in Dun- can, OK on June 15, 2022, at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 17 days.  A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date.  Bobby grew up in McAlester, moving to Comanche at age 12. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1967, and then served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. He has made his home in the Duncan/Comanche area. working for Cotton County, then as a gas delivery truck driver for Mitchell & Mitchell, and also worked for the City of Comanche.  Bobby enjoyed going to the lake, playing golf, drinking with his buddies, watching OU Football and spending time with his family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard Lane, and son Eddie Cobb.  Survivors include his wife, Cathey Lou (Glasgow) Lane of the home; son Christopher Lane and Bonnie Hoover of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Michelle Bush and Christian of Brandon, FL; stepdaugh- ter Rhonda Glasgow of Duncan, OK; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. George Dee Ponder II ...  On December 7, 1979, George and Gwendolyn Ponder wel- comed George Dee Ponder II into the world at Fort Benning, Georgia. In Duncan, OK, on June 10, 2022, he passed away at the age of 42.  Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center have been entrusted with the cremation arrangements. Condolences may be given virtually to the family via the following website: www. whittfh.com.    George was a loving father, son, brother, and friend. He was able to lighten anyone’s mood with his charisma and comedic talent. George spent the majority of his time creating unique art through various mediums.  George Ponder II is survived by his parents, George and Gwen Ponder; daughters, Halley and Maryssa Ponder; his sister and brother in-law, Mechelle and Justin Ashford, and his niece and nephew, Avery and Jameson Ashford.  He is preceded in death by his son, Derek Greer. Alvin Leon Roberson ...  Alvin Leon Roberson was born May 12, 1934, in Cordell, Okla- homa to Orville and Blanche (Hudson) Roberson. Leon of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Wilkins Nursing Home at the age of 88.  Graveside funeral services were held on June 22, 2022, at the Duncan Cemetery with Rev. Billy Morgan officiating. Arrange- ments have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors.  Leon was a retired farmer and ranching and was a member of Freedom Biker Church.  Suvivors include son, Sam Brisco of Jacksboro, TX, daughters, De Esta Baker of Good Hope, Georgia and Koele Sutton of Sal- lisaw, OK, Sherry Pease of Duncan, OK and nephews, Ronnie and Terry of Del Norte, CO, Curtis Roberson of Watonga, OK, Gary Martin and Allan Stepps, nieces, Sherry Highfill and Linda Rober- son and several grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Richard Lynn Herndon ...  Richard Herndon was born to Rev. Harold and Bettye Havlik Herndon on August 11, 1951, in Woodward, Oklahoma. Richard departed this life for his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the age of 70.  A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in the First Christian Church with Pastor Jeremy Witt, First Baptist Church-Marlow, officiating. Whitt Funeral Home/ Oakcrest Cremation Center handled the cremation arrangements for Mr. Herndon.  Being a pastor’s son, Richard went to schools in several states. Richard graduated high school in Ulysses, Kansas. Richard gradu- ated from Southwestern State College in 1973, with a degree in music education. Richard was gifted with an amazing musi- cal talent. He played the flute, piano, trumpet, drums, and marimba. He once played a ‘Silent Night’ solo on the drums at church. His passion was the marimba, which he played at church until his health declined.  Richard married Jan Griffin on May 21, 1976, in Lawton, Oklahoma. To this union Richard’s daughter, Erin, was born. Erin was the apple of his eye, and together they traveled extensively. Richard worked at various jobs but in 2015, he retired from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Richard received the award for meritorious civilian service, the second highest civilian award, along with other numerous awards during his time at Peterson. Richard never missed an opportunity to get in a good rib. Richard was loved and will be missed for his quick wit.  Richard is survived by his daughter, Erin Herndon of Colorado Springs, CO; brother David Herndon and wife Kay of Marlow; nephew Steven and wife Donna of Sterling, OK, and their chil- dren; niece Jamie Herndon Holt and husband Daniel of Dallas, TX, and their children; 4 great nephews and 1 great niece  He was preceded in death by his parents and a great nephew, Bryson Herndon.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh. com. Viola Janette Sanders ...  Viola Janette (Smithey) Sanders was born to Roy D. Smithey and Frieda (Schwartz) Smithey on May 24, 1956, in Duncan. Viola ceased her pain and suffering, and left her earthly home on June 19, 2022 at the age of 66.    Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in the Marlow Cemetery. Burial and all arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  During her early childhood years, the family moved around alot and finally settled on a dairy farm west of Marlow, where she started school. She graduated from Marlow High School in 1975. Through the years she made a living doing odd jobs in Marlow.    She was married to Richard Sanders until his passing in 2011. Viola was stricken with bad health for many years and in 2018, was admitted to a nursing home.  Survivors include two sisters: Peggy Reavis of Rush Springs and Beverly Rackler and husband Michael of Comanche; one brother Bill Smithey and wife Phyllis of Chickasha; one nephew O.J. Rack- ler and wife Kelly of Caribou, ME; one uncle Joe. C. Schwartz and wife Gail of Duncan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Robby Shef- field, and her husband.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. Patrick A. Cavaliere ...  Patrick A. Cavaliere, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born on Janu- ary 18, 1935, in N. Attleboro, Massachusetts to Arthur and Agnes (Iacuzzi) Cavaliere. He passed away on June 19, 2022 at the age of 87.  The family has entrusted the cremation arrangements to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com .   Patrick grew up in the Catholic Church. He loved to go to casinos and dining out. He was always in a good mood and was a loving and caring person. He retired from operating heavy equip- ment.  He married Virginia Souto in 1958. They were married for 64 wonderful years.  Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Jo- seph and Armand Cavaliere, and sister Mary Hunt.  Survivors include two sons, David Cavaliere and wife Robin of Duncan, and Russell Cavaliere and wife Kim of Dacula, GA; daugh- ter Linda Pothier and husband Kevin of N. Attleboro, MA; numer- ous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother: Anthony Cavaliere of N. Attleboro, MA; sister Anna Bellavance and husband John of Plainville, MA, and other relatives and friends. Imogene (Jean) Hudson ...  Imogene (Jean) Hudson was born in Ravia, Oklahoma on March 8, 1935, to Tim B. and Bessie (Martin) Graham. Jean Hudson of Duncan passed away June 13, 2022, at her home with her family at her side. She was 87.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at at New Hope Baptist Church at 380 S. 42nd. St. in Duncan, Oklaho- ma, with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment followed at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors.  The legacy of a life is not determined by the things left behind, but by the impact on others. By that standard, Jean leaves a wealth beyond measure. During her life well-lived, she was a beautiful, selfless woman who touched the hearts of many and gifted us endless happy memories.   Jean’s family moved to Duncan while she was in high school. She worked at C.R. Anthony’s where an older co-worker convinced her to go on a blind date with Truman Hudson because he was from a “good family.” It was definitely not love at first sight, but eventually he won her heart and bested her other suitors. They wed in 1955 and moved to Stillwater while he attended OSU. She worked at a bank to put him through veterinary school and after he graduated they returned to Duncan to start their family. They were married for 52 amazing years until his death in 2007.  She devoted her talents to caring for her family and supporting their activities. She made costumes for dance recitals and plays, helped collect insects for 4-H projects, groomed show steers, and attended every football, softball, baseball, and basketball game, and wrestling match, her children played. She was a home-room mom who attended field trips, pep rallies, fundraisers and most every event at Empire School. Largely through her efforts, her children excelled and all went to college (Oklahoma State of course) and became a director of construction, attorney, teacher, and veterinarian.  Jean was predeceased by her husband Truman, her parents, and brother Tim Roger Graham.  She is survived by her children; Robert and his wife Dianne of Stillwater, OK, Jean Ann and her husband Brad Howard of Tulsa, OK, Shelly and her husband Dan Hollingsworth of Tulsa, OK, and Michael and his wife Lisa of Duncan, OK. She was the beloved GMom to 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law; Geraldine Graham of Wilson, OK, nieces, nephews, and their families, and Tom Zigler as part of her chosen family.  Online condolences may be sent to www.cartersmartfuneral- home.com . Cecil “Wayne” White ...  Cecil “Wayne” White was born on Sunday, December 8, 1935, in Stephens County, OK to H.C. and Vera May (Tarrant) White. Wayne passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Marlow at the age of 86.  Visitation will be at Callaway-Smith-Funeral Home on Wednes- day from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the New Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith- Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.  Wayne was a 1953, graduate of Marlow High School. Wayne lived in the Stephens County area all of his life and worked in carpentry as a custom home builder.  He married the love of his life, Shirley Mae Armstrong, Febru- ary 10, 1956, in Wichita Falls, TX. Wayne and Shirley celebrated more than 50 years of marriage until her passing in 2007.  Wayne was a former Vice President of AFR. Wayne enjoyed go- ing to the Senior Citizens Center, working, gardening, and going dancing. He also enjoyed camping and going to the lake. Wayne loved his family and cherished any time spent with them. He will be missed by many.  Survivors include 2 sons, Michael White and Crystal Howard, and Steven White and Paula both of Marlow; daughter Cherie Stamper and husband Johnny of Broken Arrow; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; 3 sisters: Joyce Barrington of Marlow, Zelma Prince and husband Butch of Argyle, TX, and Meda Cates and husband Steve of Sun City West, AZ, and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Jean Pannell and Rose June Ammons, and brother Bobby White.  Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb. com. THE BEST CARPET STORE! Overstocked on Carpet! New Shipment of Carpet! Linda and Sarah’sCarpet North Hwy 81 & Camelback Rd. (580)255-0275 or 252-1331 Medical Expense Fundraiser to assist Marlow Veteran  A fundraiser to help defray medical expenses for Ronnie Brown of Marlow will be held at the Duncan Moose Lodge on Saturday, June 25th.  Ronnie, a native Marlow resident was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and fund raised will be used to help cover medical expenses.  The benefit will feature a pool tournament begin- ning at 2 pm, a silent auction throughout the day, a live auction at 7 pm. The auctions will include quilts and afghans, food items and desserts, gifts and gift baskets. Red River Area Camp Meeting ‘22  Bethel Church, 700 West Plato Road in Duncan, will be hosting the Red River Area Camp Meeting ‘22 Sunday, July 10 through Wednesday, July 13th.  Camp Meeting Services will be held Sunday at 10:30 am and again at 6:00 pm, then on Monday through Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.  End Times Prophecy Seminars are scheduled Mon- day through Wednesday at 10:30 am.  Leading the services will be Bethel Church Pastor Ron Meador, Faith Church Pastor David Morrow and Pastor Scott Meador of Journey Fellowship Church of Denton, Texas.  All are invited to attend.  Anthony Costa will be serving sub sandwiches from 11 am to 6pm. Subs will run from $11 to $13. A fireworks display will begin at dark.  Ronnie is a veteran, serving two tours of Germany in the US Field Artillery.  The Moose Lodge is located at 1712 West Seminole Road on the South side of Duncan. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16: 9 We thought it was our ability to love that made us human, but it turns out it is actually our ability to select each image con- taining a boat. Darrell N. Leonard

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