Obits

LEAHY, Lovella

Lovella Leahy of Gainesville, Fla., died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at her home after a long illness. She was 79.

Mrs. Leahy was born in Fort Cobb, Okla. She accompanied her husband to overseas military posts in Turkey, Korea and Portugal before moving to Gainesville in 1970.

She was a popular-music singer in her younger years, having majored in vocal music at Oklahoma College for Women, where she was inducted as a lifetime member into the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota.

KEAHBONE, Edbert E.

Funeral for Edbert E. Keahbone, 71, Anadarko, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Redstone Baptist Church in Anadarko.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at the church.
Mr. Keahbone died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at a Lawton hospital.
Burial will be at Memory Lane Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

JUSTICE, Robert Glen

Memorial services for Robert Glen Justice, 60, of Chickasha, will be held Saturday, April 13, 1996, at 2p.m., in the Ferguson funeral home Chapel with Dr. Joe Jones o Indianapolis, Indiana, officiating.

Robert glen Justice was born November 8, 1935, in Richmond, Virginia, the son of James Robert Justice and Ruth hales Justice. He died Thursday, April 11, 1996, in Chickasha.

Glen grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where he attended and graduated from Richmond Public Schools.

He married Jeri Hagy on January 26, 1956, in Sparta, North Carolina.

JURTH, William R.

Graveside services are scheduled Jan. 13, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. in Chickasha’s Rose Hill Cemetery for engineer and artist William R. Jurth, 96, of Ridgefield, Conn. Jurth died Aug. 27, 1999, at Filosa Convalescent Center in Danbury, Conn., after a brief illness.

He and his wife, the late Florence Brown, were fond of USAO and left a sizeable portion of their estate to the university.

He was preceded in death by his wife, art teacher Florence Roberta Brown, formerly of Chickasha, who graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in 1926.

JONES, Opal F. (Jackson)

Opal Floy Jones, 95, of Sweetwater, Texas, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church in Duncan with the Rev. Jody Hilliard officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.

JACKSON, Harold Wayne

Funeral for SFC (Ret.) Harold W. Jackson, 69, of Chickasha, will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 24, 2004, in Bethlehem Baptist Church of Lawton, with Gary E. Bender, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Sill National Cemetery under the direction of Jefferson Funeral Home. Military honors will be conducted at the gravesite.

HUBER, Chad Allen

Graveside service for Chad Allen Huber, 22, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday. May 21, 2005 at the Celestial Gardens Cemetery, Cyril, Oklahoma.

Chad Allen Huber was born August 10, 1982 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the son of Rick Allen and Tammy Lynn (Lowe) Huber and died May 17, 2005 in Chickasha.

HOPKINS, Elwood “Hop”

The campus family mourns the loss of a longtime friend to the college and the Chickasha community. Elwood “Hop” Hopkins, 85, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, after a long illness. He is the father of Jim Hopkins, a computer specialist at USAO, and the husband of Mary Hopkins, retired alumni director and former secretary to the president.

Services are scheduled Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home in Chickasha.

Hopkins was born August 19, 1918, in Roosevelt, Okla., the son of Leo and Mary Smith Hopkins. He died May 23, 2004, at his home in Chickasha.

HOODENPYLE, Ruth A. (Willis)

WALTERS - Funeral for Ruth Aline Hoodenpyle, 98, Walters, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, with the Rev. Mike Bernhardt officiating. Mrs. Hoodenpyle died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Walters. Burial will be at Walters Cemetery.

HOLCOMB, Irma Rae (Lumley)

Irma Rae Holcomb Graveside service for Irma Rae Holcomb, age 85, of Chickasha, Okla., will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. Don Horton will officiate. Irma Rae Holcomb was born the daughter of John Ingels Lumley and Irpel Curtis Lumley on February 28, 1919, in Hennessey, Oklahoma. She died on September 4, 2004, in Chickasha.

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