Funeral for Katie Colleen Bishop Simmons, 77, Cache, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Becker Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Terry Oates, Lighthouse Church of God, and the Rev. Don Barnes, First Assembly of God, officiating. She died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Field of Honor. She was born March 18, 1932, south of Wilson at their farm, to Theodore and Beulah Blackburn Bishop. She moved with her parents and brothers to the present home place east of Cache on Dec. 7, 1941. She attended Black Jack School at Wilson, then Cache Public Schools.
Kathryn Marie Davis, 81, passed away on, Oct. 24, 2009 with her husband Bob by her side. She was born on Oct. 10, 1928 in Chickasha, OK. to Samuel J. and Della Allen (Goldman) Johnson. She attended the Oklahoma College for Women until she married the love of her life Bob Davis, on Dec. 25, 1950. She was a devoted mother, a beloved wife and a loving grandma. She was a sweetheart with a great sense of fun and adventure. Mrs. Davis spent her life taking care of her family and friends, along with Campfire Girls, Boy Scouts and PTA.
Kathryn Cralle OKLAHOMA CITY Services for former Ardmore resident Kathryn Cralle will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Smith & Kernke Chapel on North May, Oklahoma City. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore. Born on Nov. 1, 1912, in Ada, the daughter of Preston Massey Brigance and Elizabeth Graham Brigance, she died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Cralle grew up in Ardmore and attended Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha where she studied music. While there, she met and married James S. Cralle.
Justin Wade Giddens, 52, was born February 26, 1956 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to the late Luther Giddens and Betty Ballard. He passed away December 2, 2008 in Oklahoma City. Justin graduated from Amber-Pocasset Schools in 1974 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1978 from USAO in Chickasha. He started his career with the State of Oklahoma Department of Human Services in 1978 as a social worker in Grady County and later serving as County Director in Logan County and most recently as County Director in Canadian County.
Junetta Watson Davis, 82, emeritus professor of journalism, of Norman, Oklahoma, died Friday, March 7, 2008, in Norman, Oklahoma. Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma. Mrs. Davis was born in Marlow, Oklahoma, June 7, 1925, to George Marshall Watson and Pearl Brooks Watson. She was their eighth child, with five sisters and two brothers as older siblings. She attended the first eight grades in Marlow Public Schools.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.