Nila Lee (Anderson) Stevenson, 92, has finished her mission on Earth and retired to Heaven. Services will be announced later. Nila was born in 1919 in Ponca City to Elmer Charles Anderson and Ina Lee Huff. Finishing high school in Ponca City, she attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and completed her higher education at the University of Oklahoma with a fine arts degree. At the Norman campus she was a member and captain of the Timber Cruisers, the schools equestrian team.
Mildred Jean Chambless of Frisco, Texas, died on December 26, 2011. She was 86. Known as Jean to her family, friends, and colleagues, in her lifetime she was a devoted servant of God; a pianist, organist, and singer; a professional hospital administrator; a caretaker for shelter dogs; and a source of strength for her family and of counsel for her nieces and nephews. Ms. Chambless was born March 28, 1925, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to James Gainor and Mildred Mathews Chambless. She was the oldest of five children, followed by sister Audrey, brother Stephen, and sisters Geneva and Gai.
May 25, 1912 - Dec 30, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Martha Louise Hemry passed away peacefully December 30, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Martha was born in Avon Park, Florida, on May 25, 1912. She moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, at an early age and graduated from Chickasha High School. She then attended and graduated from Oklahoma College for Women (now the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) on June 1, 1933 in Chickasha with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She taught grade school in Marlow, Oklahoma, until she married Jerome E. Hemry and moved to Oklahoma City in 1934.
Jane P. Golden, 91, was born on Nov. 10, 1920, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Harry Delong Preston and Addie (Grammy) Mae Preston. She joined her Lord in peace, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Innisfree Skilled Nursing Center in Rogers, Ark., surrounded by her family and friends. Jane is survived by her son, Wayne Alan McIntosh of Colorado Springs, Colo., and daughter, Judy and husband, Gary Simpson, of Rogers, Ark.; her two grandchildren, Jason Simpson of Denver, Colo., and Jenny and husband, Ian, Baker of Rogers, Ark.; and two great-grandsons, Dylan and Benjamin Baker.
Elizabeth Nona "Betty" Ray, 98, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, died December 7, 2011, at St. Joseph of the Pines.
Ms. Ray was born May 31, 1913, in Winnsboro, Texas to Shaw D. and Madie Helen Smart Ray, and was sister to Shaw D. Ray, Jr., and Mary Agnes (Ray) Clark, all of whom preceded her in death. Her family moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, when she was a teenager, and later to Oklahoma City.
Barbara Ann (Bryant) Williamson, age 84, passed away early Saturday morning, January 1, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Funeral services are pending with Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis. Barbara Ann Bryant was born on September 12, 1926, in Gould, Oklahoma, to Oscar and Jessie Erla (Echols) Bryant. Barbara graduated from Hollis High School in the class of ‘45 and spent her freshman year at Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, Oklahoma. She transferred to Oklahoma A & M and graduated from Stillwater, Oklahoma, with a bachelors degree in Vocational Home Economics.
CHICKASHA — The Drover women took it down to the wire before earning a needed conference and home win in the Saturday contest against Oklahoma Christian.
The game was back and forth the entire 40 minutes as the Drovers battled for the lead. The score was tied seven times and the lead changed 11. The game was tied at 71 all with 1:44 left.
A three-pointer by Tashina Ototivo gave the Drovers their 11th lead of the game with just 36 seconds left. The three-point lead turned into a six-point win after three free throws made by Paige Pulliam.