FRICK, Phillip S.

Rush Springs: Phillip Steve Frick, 59, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at his home in Rush Springs. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, with David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs. Steve was born Wednesday, May 7, 1952 in Chickasha, to Walter Frick and Bertha (Bentley) Frick. Steve lived in the Rush Springs area all of his life. He graduated from Rush Springs High School and later attended USAO in Chickasha.

HAWKINS, Helen (Whitlock)

Helen Hawkins, 61, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Brown, Owens & Brumley's Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Helen was born June 2, 1950, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late Walter and Zona Whitlock. She was raised in Purcell and later met her husband, Bill, while attending the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. In 1977 they moved to Fort Worth and made it their home. Helen was a manager of medical records at Downtown Health and Rehab for 14 years and prior to that worked in the insurance industry.

MAHAFFAY, Betty J. (Ludrick)

Memorial service for Betty Jean Mahaffay, 89, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Lawton, with Father John Borrego officiating. Burial will be at the columbarium at the Church under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Betty Jean Mahaffay passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 2012, with her precious daughter by her side. Betty was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Lawton, to Lola Coats and Julius Alva Ludrick. She graduated from Lawton High School and received her bachelors degree from the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

HURLEY, Alfred D.

Funeral services will be held for Alfred David Hurley, 65, of Chickasha at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in the First Church of the Nazarene, Chickasha, with Keith Morgan officiating and Kent Hibbard assisting. Alfred David Hurley was born on Oct. 31, 1946, in Caddo County to Alfred J. and Bertha (Orum) Hurley. He died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at home in Chickasha. David grew up in California, in the Fresno area, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School. After high school, he attended Fresno City College (now Fresno State).

BOOTHE, Sylvia M. (DeHart)

Sylvia Marlene DeHart was born on March 24, 1936, to Mildred and Clyde DeHart in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Sylvia grew up attending First Baptist Church, Chickasha. She loved music, especially piano and voice, from a very early age. During her high school days, Sylvia sang in a popular trio called The Mellowtones. They frequently performed at local events, including brush arbor revivals with several young preachers. Sylvia and Dwain were childhood acquaintances. They started dating when Sylvia was a junior in high school and Dwain was a senior.

MITCHELL, Margaret B. (Godlove)

Funeral services for Margaret Belle "Marge" Godlove Mitchell, 99, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Hawkins, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park under the direction of Lemons Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 13, 2012, at Lemons Funeral Home. Mrs. Mitchell celebrated her 99th birthday by going to be with her Heavenly Father and her best friend and husband. She died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her residence after a brief illness. She was born Feb.

NEWBY, Geneva A. (Anderson)

Funeral for former Lawton resident Geneva Aline Anderson Newby, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawton Heights United Methodist Church with retired chaplain Col. Jack N. Anderson, Frederick, Md., and the Rev. Michelle D. McCarty, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Newby died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Tulsa. Burial will be in the Letitia Cemetery, east of Lawton, under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Union City to Jesse G.

RAINES, Helen P. (Foreman)

Helen Patricia (Foreman) Raines, age 88, was born December 30, 1923 in Estella, Oklahoma on her parents farm and passed away on January 28, 2012 in Tulsa. Her parents, Ray Foreman and Myrtle (Keithly) Foreman preceded her in death. Helen Pat, or H.P. as she was frequently called, was an only child. Her husband of 63 years, William Benjamin Raines, passed away May 5, 2007.

DOWDLE, Harold L.

Our beloved husband, father and grandpa Harold Lowe Dowdle passed from the bonds of this earth during the night of Feb 3, 2012. He was in the 91st year of his life. He was born "in a barn" in Rigby, Idaho on May 7, 1920 to Robert Hazen and Lydia Belle Dowdle. He was always a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served a mission as a young man to Argentina where he learned to love the Spanish language. Later in life he served another mission with his dear wife Ruth in Mauritius and La Reunion; islands in the Indian Ocean.


Prominent West Texas historian and author Cecilia Thompson of Marfa died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine after a brief illness. She was 91. A memorial will be held at a later date. Cecilia was born April 10, 1920, to Norma M. Thompson and Harold G. Thompson, a ranching family in Fort Davis. Her grandfather came to Far West Texas with the Gage family. Later, her grandfather moved his ranch ownership to the Fort Davis area. From early times, the family was involved in the formation of the county and of Marfa and Fort Davis.