Obits

BULLEN, June (King)

Funeral for June Bullen, 88, Mountain View, will be at 2 p.m. today at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Bullen died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Lawton. Arrangements are under direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Mountain View. She was born June 7, 1920, at Cogar, to Chris B. and Leota M. (Foultz) King. She grew up in Fort Cobb and graduated from Oklahoma College for Women. She married Ray A. Bullen Dec. 21, 1941, at Fort Cobb. He died in 1984. She taught school at Cooperton, Cowden and Mountain View. She was a member of Mountain View First Baptist Church.

HITTLE, Judith A.

Graveside memorial service for Judith Anne Hittle, 75, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Post Cemetery, Fort Sill. Miss Hittle died Saturday, June 9, 2007, in a local hospital. Arrangements are under direction of Becker Funeral Home. She was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Lafayette, Ind., to retired Col. Leslie L. and Emma Lu Curtner Hittle. She spent most of her early life in Lawton, graduating from Lawton High School with the Class of 1949. She was very involved as a volunteer at the U.S.O. during the 1950's.

DARNELL, Joycle D. (Moorehead)

Funeral for former Apache resident Joycle Dee Darnell, 91, Las Vegas, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Apache. Mrs. Darnell died Sunday, April 20, 2008, in Las Vegas. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under direction of Crews Funeral Home, Apache. She was born Dec. 26, 1916, in Gracemont, to Walter and Ann Hickman Moorehead. She graduated from Cyril High School and received her degree in home economics from Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha. She married Jesse S. Darnell on Nov. 23, 1942, at Oklahoma City. He died Nov. 5, 1985.

PRICE, Joy E. (Mitchell)

Joy Elizabeth Price was born March 4, 1918 in Alderson, Oklahoma to parents Samuel Wesley and Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell and died October 19, 2009 in Oklahoma City. Joy married Ralph Albert Price on March 17, 1943 but was quick to point out that their love story began in 1906 when she was twelve years old. She met Ralph when he offered her a free bag of popcorn at the movie theater where he worked and she always said that she held on to him because he promised her free popcorn for life.

AVANZINI, Joy A. (Corsini)

Avanzini, Joy Services for Joy Ann (Corsini) Avanzini, 75, Coalgate, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Coalgate. Rev. Higgens will officiate.Burial will follow at Coalgate Cemetery. Mrs. Avanzini was born Aug. 13, 1934 at Sherman, Texas to Nondo ""Smiley"" Corsini and Lucy Forneris Corsini. She died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at Coalgate. She graduated from Coalgate High School in 1952 and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She worked in the Court Clerk's Office and was a homemaker.She married Bill Avanzini June 3, 1954 in Coalgate.

WEATHERFORD, Joann (Love)

Services for JoAnn Weatherford, 72, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2007 at First Baptist Church of Norman at 211 West Comanche with Dr. LaVon Brown and Glenn Faison officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

MEANS, Joan (Hubbard)

Funeral for Joan Means, 86, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mitchell, pastor, First Baptist Church of Blair, officiating. Mrs. Means died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at an assisted living center in Altus. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home. She was born Nov. 4, 1922, in Oklahoma City, to Dan and Sybil Davis Hubbard. She attended Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha before earning a bachelors degree at the University of Oklahoma. She married Royce B. Means, M.D. on Aug. 9, 1946, in Oklahoma City.

MATHIAS, Joan I. (Crane)

Joan Ileane Mathias, 81, of Findlay, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, February 15, 2009 at her residence surrounded by her family. Joan was born on August 15, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio to George B. and Frances (Baker) Crane, Jr. She married John F. ""Jack"" Mathias on July 15, 1950 and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2002. She is survived by her children, Matthew C. (Deb) Mathias, Franktown, CO; James G. (Jennifer) Mathias, DVM, Tipp City, OH; Gregory J. (Colleen) Mathias, Boise, ID; Melissa M.

HUDSON, Joan (Aingell)

Joan Aingell Hudson died peacefully at home on River Road in Wimberley on September 23rd, in the presence of God and her family. Born Joan Aingell in Eufaula, Oklahoma, to Lenore Grayson and Major Robert Aingell, in 1927, Jo was proud of her Indian heritage, especially her great-grandfather George Washington Grayson, principal chief of the Creek Indian Nation. She was valedictorian of Eufaula High School and attended Oklahoma College for women and the University of Oklahoma before marrying Winston Hudson and moving to Texas.

FREEMAN, Jewell L. (Dixon)

Jewell LaVaughn Suddath Freeman of Pauls Valley was born December 19, 1911 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Grover Cleveland Dixon and Myrtle Armour Dixon. She passed away April 4, 2009 at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 97 years. Jewell graduated from Pauls Valley High School in the class of 1928 and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. She married A.N. (Bill) Suddath on September 10, 1931. They had one son, Noel Dixon Suddath. After the death of her husband of 43 years she married William Jennings Freeman on August 9, 1975.

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