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Wichita County, Texas Obituaries - 52

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Date: Thursday, 19 November 2009, at 11:44 p.m.

Alma Wooten Collins
HASKELL, Texas - Alma Wooten Collins, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in a local nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Willow Cemetery with Kenneth Blair officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 20, 1905, in DeKalb, Texas. She and Orville Wooten were married in 1926. He died in 1928. After his death in 1931, she and W.C. 'Red' Collins were married. He died in 1966. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Haskell for 50 years. In 1939 she moved to Haskell from Breckenridge.
Survivors include two sons, Wallace Wooten and Don Collins both of Haskell; two sisters, Eva Teasley of El Paso, Texas, and Jessie Rankin of DeKalb; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Fredda Louis Brubaker
GRANDFIELD, Okla. - Fredda Louis "Frye" Brubaker, 96, of Grandfield, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Grandfield, Texas, with the Rev. John Saville, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church of Lawton, officiating. Burial will be in Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brubaker was born Aug. 7, 1902, in Ryan, Okla. She and Alvis Brubaker were married Jan. 5, 1930, in Grandfield. She moved to Grandfield in 1907 and graduated from Devol High School. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Blue Valley Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Modenia Joy of Grandfield; two sisters, Martha Jane Porter of Lawton, and Eva Laru Davis of Bartlesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of the Grandfield Ambulance Fund.

Madonna Jean Huffman
Madonna Jean Huffman, 71, of Wichita Falls, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in her residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Ike Butterworth, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Huffman was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Sioux City, Iowa. She had lived in Wichita Falls since 1970. She was a school cafeteria manager and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Carter Huffman of Wichita Falls; a son, Tony Huffman of Stephenville, Texas; and two grandchildren.

George Fielding Weir
CHILDRESS, Texas - George Fielding Weir, 92, of Childress died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Sims officiating. Burial will be in the Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Mr. Weir was born April 9, 1906, in Windom, Texas. He and Elba Loveta McClure were married Dec. 11, 1926. They lived in Tell and Shores Creek Community. He was a member of Coop Gin and Farm Bureau. He was also a member of Tell Methodist Church. He was a farmer. A son, Samuel Fielding Weir, died Nov. 17, 1993.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Loveta Rose of LakeKemp, Texas; three sons, Billy Wayne of Plainview, Texas, Donald Dean and Ronald, both of Childress; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Juanita Turnbow
HENRIETTA, Texas -- Juanita Turnbow, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in a Henrietta nursing home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, with the Rev. Tim Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Turnbow was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Bowie, Texas. She and Mino Turnbow were married Aug. 23, 1940, in Bowie. He died in 1954. She was a nurse's aide and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Billie Daniel of Seymour, Texas; two sons, Larry of Lake Dallas and Mike of Henrietta; two brothers, David Owen of Lake Arrowhead, Texas, and Curtis Owen of Jacksboro, Texas; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Otis E. Murdock
ARCHER City, Texas - Otis E. Murdock, 88, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in a Archer nursing home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Archer City with the Rev. Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Archer City, Texas.
Mr. Murdock was born June 14, 1910, in Deer Creek, Texas. He and Bessie Rhoades were married Oct. 29, 1929, in Waurika, Okla. She died Nov. 22, 1974. He had worked for the Scaling Ranch and the Bridwell River Ranch, both of Clay County, Texas, during the 1940s. He was the foreman of the J.R. Parkey Ranch in western Archer County until his retirement in 1993 with more than 45 years of service. He was also an independent rancher and horseman throughout most of his life and was a square dance caller for many years.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Clark of Jacksboro, Texas, Pat York and Janie Lofits, both of Archer City; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial may be made to the First Responders Unit of the Archer City Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 367, Archer City, Texas 76351.

Mary Oletha Condra
FREDERICK, Okla. - Mary Oletha Condra, 89, of Frederick died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at Oklahoma Chapel of Frederick Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant Newton, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Hope Cemetery, southeast of Marlow, Okla. under the direction of Frederick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Condra was born Oct. 5, 1909, near Mountain View, Okla. She and Clarence Raymond Condra were married Nov. 25, 1928, at Cordell, Okla. He died July 28, 1966. She lived in Mountain View until 1934, and moved northeast of Duncan, Okla. She moved to Davidson, Okla in 1944 and later moved to Frederick. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, a seamstress and a gardener. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Mary Lou.
Survivors include two daughters, Ella Loreta McDowell of Frederick and Lenora Blevins of Springdale, Ark; a son, Eldon Condra of Fort Worth; three sisters, Annie Kelso of Ralls, Texas, Eva Scott of Midwest City, Okla., and Naomi Sumrall of Belle Vista, Ark; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church, South, 14th Street, Frederick, OK 73542.

Doris L. Horn Richnow
ARCHER CITY, Texas - Doris Lee Horn Richnow, 58, of Austin died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in an Austin hospital.
A Rosary will be said 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst, Texas. The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. David Kraeger officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Cemetery under direction of Aulds Funeral Home.
Mrs. Richnow was born Aug. 4, 1940, in Muenster, Texas. She moved to Windthorst in 1951 and was a former resident of Lufkin, Texas, from 1968 until early 1980s when she moved to Austin. She was a manager of a self-storage facility at Austin for 12 years and retired in the spring of 1998. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and was preceded in death by two sons, Ted and David Shick.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Shick of Santee, Calif., and Terry Jon "T.J." Shick of Tyler, Texas; two daughters, Debbie Kammerer of San Angelo, Texas, and Deanna Shick of Austin; her mother, Louise Horn of Windthorst, Texas; two sisters, Florene Dillingham of DeSoto, Texas, and Shirley Vieth of Windthorst; a brother, Jerry Horn of Windthorst; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Windthorst Independent School District Library Fund, P.O. Box 190, Windthorst, Texas 76389.

C.R. 'Sut' Sutton
WAURIKA, Okla. - C.R. Sutton, 76, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in a Oklahoma City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Willis C. Worley & Sons Funeral Home in Waurika with the Rev. Eldon Archer officiating. Burial will be in the Waurika Cemetery.
Mr. Sutton was born June 16, 1922, in Tightwad, Texas. He and Barbara Moore were married Oct. 3, 1943, in Duncan, Okla. He was a tool designer for Douglas Aircraft after World War II, and in 1949, he worked for the Corken Pump Industrial Supply Company. In 1960 he purchased the company. It was renamed the Mooreland-Sutton Supply Company. The business has been owned and operated by the family for more than 38 years. His family moved to Oklahoma and settled in the Claypool community east of Waurika. He grew up in the Claypool community and graduated at Cameron University in Lawton and received an associate degree in electrical engineering in 1943. He worked with the Little League and supported baseball programs at Murray State College at Tishomingo, the University of Oklahoma at Norman and Oklahoma City University. The C.R. Sutton baseball complex is located on the campus of Oklahoma City University. He was a member of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Rick of Mustang, Okla.; a brother, Jimmy of Sherman, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Deaconess Cancer Center in Oklahoma City or to the Oklahoma Cancer Society.

Freddie Masias
MUNDAY, Texas - Freddie Masias, 43, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Munday First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rigoberto Contreras officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Masias was born Sept. 19, 1955, in Knox City, Texas. He and Nancy Wolfe were married Sept. 4, 1980, in Wichita Falls. He was an umpire for the Mineral Wells, Texas, Little League Association and had lived in Mineral Wells since 1982, moving from Wichita Falls.
Survivors include his wife; a mother, Eva Gonzales Masia of Munday; five daughters, Cindy Masias, Christy Masias both of Munday, Kimberly Baker of Mineral Wells, and Leslie Masias of Irving, Texas; three sons, Jimmy Guerrero of Abilene, Texas, Alfred Masias Jr. of Munday, Texas and Timothy Wayne Masias of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Betsy Arismendez and Audelia Guzman, both of Goree, Texas; three brothers, Frank Masias of Haskell, Texas, Andy Masias of Huntsville, Texas and Dennis Masias of Munday, Texas; and eleven grandchildren.

Laura J McKee
Laura J. McKee, 25, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in a local hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Wichita Falls with the Rev. Aidan Donlon and deacon Richard Arndt officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery in Henrietta, Texas, under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.
Miss McKee was born June 13, 1973, in Wichita Falls. She attended Henrietta Schools and graduated from Cunningham Special Education Center. She worked at the V.E.C. Enterprises. She was a Catholic. Her mother, Carleen Berend McKee, died July 25, 1998.
Survivors include her father, Richard McKee; a sister, Karen Beaman of Wichita Falls; her grandmother, Grace Berend Frerich of Scotland, Texas; and her grandparents, G.A. and Anna Lou McKee of Wichita Falls. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association 1708 Dayton, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301; or A.R.K.

Bette Jo Eckart
LAWTON, Okla. - Bette Jo Eckart, 71, of Edmond, Okla., died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1998, in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today in the Baggerly Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond with the Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Eckart was born June 8, 1927, in Grandfield, Okla. She and Don Eckart were married Aug. 25, 1978, in Las Vegas. She was a self-employed restaurant owner and was an accountant and a beautician. She was a member of the Church of Christ faith and attended in Edmond.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Paula Kay Moore of Edmond and Jonapha Lee Bagwell of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, R.W. Crossland of Oklahoma City; and a sister, Dorothy E. Crossland of Grandfield.

Charles E. Vaughn
Retired Maj. Charles "Charlie" E. Vaughn, 79, of Wichita Falls died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in his residence.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel with Dr. Robert Allen, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial with full military graveside rites conducted by Sheppard Air Force Base will be in the Crestview Memorial Park.
Mr. Vaughn was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Nebraska City, Neb. His wife, Veda Vaughn, died June 19, 1979. He was a major in the Air Force and served in World War II and the Korean War. He was manager of Airo Club at Sheppard Air Force Base. He was a member of the Elks Club and Order of Daedalians National Fraternity of Military Pilots.
Survivors include three sons, O. Watt Fisher of Weatherford, Texas, Joe B. Fisher of Colleyville, Texas, and the Rev. McAllister "Mac" Vaughn of College Station, Texas; a sister, Mildred Shriner of Lincoln, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Fredda Lois Brubaker
GRANDFIELD, Okla. - Fredda Lois "Frye" Brubaker, 96, of Grandfield, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998.
Services were at at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Grandfield, with the Rev. John Saville, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church of Lawton, officiating. Burial will be in Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brubaker was born Aug. 7, 1902, in Ryan, Okla. She and Alvis Brubaker were married Jan. 5, 1930, in Grandfield. She moved to Grandfield in 1907 and graduated from Devol High School. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Blue Valley Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Modenia Joy of Grandfield; two sisters, Martha Jane Porter of Lawton, and Eva Larue Davis of Bartlesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Grandfield Ambulance Fund.

Dorothy Mathews
MIDLAND, Texas - Dorothy Mathews, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in a Midland hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ellis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Mathews was born July 18, 1924, in Wichita Falls. She had been a member of St. Luke's Methodist Church since 1962.
Survivors include two sons, Mark of San Antonio and Jeffrey of The Woodlands, Texas; a brother, Kenneth Burch of Wichita Falls; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2304 Wadley, Midland, Texas 79705; or Hospice of Midland, Inc., P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702.

Leland Ray Drinnon
HASKELL, Texas - Leland Ray Drinnon, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in an Austin hospital.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Willow Cemetery in Haskell. Arrangements are under the direction Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Drinnon was born May 6, 1922, in Weinert, Texas. He and Jean Reese were married May 28, 1941, in Weinert. He served in the Army during World War II, where he was a member of the 96th Infantry Division. He lived in Midland, Texas, for 30 years, working as area manager for both Dover and Baxter & Sons Elevator Services. He was a Baptist and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of Giddings, Texas; three daughters, Gloria J. Smith of Giddings, Linda Kay Wood of Moran, Texas, and Cynthia Louise Scott of Hobbs, N.M.; a brother, Russell of Baton Rouge, La.; four sisters, Ruby Zahn of Hurst, Texas, Jessie Trentham of Jefferson City, Tenn., Elsie Scott of Erenah, N.C., and Reba Yarborough of Trinity, Texas; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

Mary Tom Rusk
Mary Tom Rusk, 79, of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in her residence.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Riverside Cemetery with Kipp Wolfe, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mrs. Rusk was born June 26, 1919, in Wichita Falls. She and Marshall M. Rusk were married June 20, 1936, in Wichita Falls. She was the Co-owner of Communication Service Company of Wichita Falls. She was a lifelong resident of Wichita Falls and was a member and had held all offices of the Optimist Misses Club. She was also a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband of Wichita Falls; a son, Bobby Rusk of Weatherford, Texas; a half brother, G.W. Fuqua of Weatherford; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Askew
HENRIETTA, Texas - Mary Askew, 83, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in her residence.
Graveside services will be Saturday in the Rock Cemetery, in Granite, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Askew was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Mangum, Okla. She and Isom Askew were married May 10, 1936, in Mangum, Okla. He died Feb. 5, 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Pickering of Wichita Falls; a son, Bennie Askew of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Margaret Sullivan and Faye Joe Haynes both of Granite; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until service time at the Greer Funeral Home in Granite.

Otis E. Murdock
ARCHER CITY, Texas - Otis E. Murdock, 88, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in an Archer City nursing home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Archer City with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.
Mr. Murdock was born June 14, 1910, in Deer Creek, Texas. He and Bessie Rhoades were married Oct. 29, 1929, in Waurika, Okla. She died Nov. 22, 1974. He had worked for the Scaling Ranch and the Bridwell River Ranch, both of Clay County, Texas, during the 1940s. He was the foreman of the J.R. Parkey Ranch in western Archer County until his retirement in 1993 with more than 45 years of service. He was also an independent rancher and horseman throughout most of his life and was a square dance caller for many years.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Clark of Jacksboro, Texas, Pat York and Janie Lofits, both of Archer City; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial may be made to the First Responders Unit of the Archer City Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 367, Archer City, Texas 76351.

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