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Washita Valley Weekly  
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August 15, 2018
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Doshie Lena Dennis ...
 Doshie Lena Dennis, 90, departed this life on Friday, August 3,
2018 in Oklahoma City. Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M.,
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Westview Cemetery, with her
family leading the services. All arrangements were entrusted to
the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
 Doshie was born February 16, 1928 in Pocasset, to Roy Lee
and Anna (Klippel) Mason. She lived in the Grady County area
most of her life and attended school in Pocasset. Doshie married
Walter Sam Dennis in Henrietta, TX on April 15,1947. They had
60 wonderful years before his passing on December 28, 2007. She
enjoyed sewing, cooking and listening to music as well as reading
her Bible. She was passionate about gardening in her flower and
vegatable gardens. She loved taking care of her family as they
were her pride and joy. Doshie had a heart of gold and will be
missed dearly by all of her loved ones.
 Along with her husband, Doshie was preceded in death by two
granddaughters, Terri Garner Hardzog, Lynnsey Dawn Dennis, her
parents, two brothers, LeRoy Mason, George White, two sisters,
Clarsey Chambers, Anna Jean Howell Smith, a son-in-law, Grant
Baker, and a daughter-in-law, Sue Turner Dennis.
 Survivors include, three sons, Samuel Roy Dennis of Rush
Springs, Loniell Walter Dennis and wife Dawn of Velma, David
Allen Dennis and wife Sharon of Rush Springs; five daughters,
Judy Lois Garner and husband Charles of Kingston, Clara Ann
Baker of Marlow, Nora Gene Turpin and husband Rocky of Rush
Springs, Sally Annette Nichols and husband Kevin of Rush Springs,
Glenda Jeanine Dennis of Marlow; numerous grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by
two brothers, Charles Mason and wife Charlene of Medicine Park,
Darrel Mason of Blanchard; a sister, Sue Hatchett of Chickasha,
and several nieces and nephews that loved her as well.
 Condolences may be made to
Opal Dirickson ...
 Opal Dirickson, 87, passed away on Wednesday, August 8,
2018 in Chickasha. She was born November 23, 1930 in Alfalfa,
to Kenneth and Opal (Phippenney) Hodge. She grew up in the
Alfalfa area and attended school in Alfalfa. She married Kenneth
Dirickson. Opal enrolled in the first LPN class at the Caddo Kiowa
Technology Center in Fort Cobb, graduating in 1977. She was a
member of the Home Extension Club in Anadarko. She enjoyed
crocheting and knitting and studying the Bible. She was a member
of the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church of Anadarko.
 She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and
grandson, Shawn Dacus.
 Left to cherish her memory is her son, Randall Dirickson
of Anadarko; daughter, Rhonda Sloan and husband, Ron of
Anadarko; grandson, Kevin Dacus and wife, Jennifer of PA; two
great-grandchildren: Scean and Savanna Dacus, as well as other
relatives and a host of friends.
 Funeral service was 10:30 A.M., Monday, August 13, 2018 at the
Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Anadarko, with Pastor Justin
Doughty officiating. Interment followed in the Ft. Cobb Cemetery,
under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
 Condolences may be made at
Howard Hayden...
 Funeral service for Howard Hayden, 91, was held Saturday,
August 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, 101 E.
Dakota Ave, Chickasha, under the direction of Brown-Thomas
Funeral Home of Chickasha.
 Howard was born on December 18, 1926 in Chickasha, to
Joseph and Isabell Hayden. He passed away Tuesday, August 7,
2018 in Chickasha.
 Condolences may be made at
Bethel Marie Blair ...
 Funeral service for Bethel Marie Blair, 85, of Chickasha, were
held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Central
Assembly of God Church in Chickasha, with Rev. J. W. Wyckoff
officiating. Interment in the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services
were under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
 Bethel was born the daughter of Alva and Dorothy Masters on
August 6, 1933 in Coalgate. She passed away August 9, 2018 in
Chickasha. She grew up in the Coalgate area where she graduated
from high school. She married Jack Blair when she was 19 years
old and they were married for 66 years. They had one child and
lived most of their married life in Chickasha. Bethel spent her life
as a devoted wife and mother. She was also a devoted member of
the Central Assembly of God Church.
 She was preceded in death by both parents, and her brother
Willie Ray Masters.
 She is survived by her husband; daughter Barbara Saverino and
husband Antonio; and grandson Sebastian.
 Condolences may be made at www.
James Edward Airington ...
 Funeral service for James Edward Airington, 77, of Chickasha,
were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Bible Baptist
Church with Pastor Kim Hayes officiating. Interment in Rose Hill
Cemetery will be under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
 James Edward Airington, known as Jim, was born November 16,
1940 in Chickasha, the son of Orvis Samuel and Exa Viola (Palmer)
Airington. He passed away August 8, 2018 in Oklahoma City.
 Jim grew up and attended schools in Chickasha, graduating in
1959. He worked for AT&T for 35 years, retiring in March of 2001.
On July 8, 1961, he married Judy Sue (Marple) Airington
in Chickasha, and they were married for 57 years and one
month. Jim enjoyed trains, woodworking, and was certified in
gunsmithing. He also liked to feed the squirrels in his backyard
and loved animals, especially his dog, Bronson Duke of Earl, who
he spoiled rotten and the kids called “Dukie”.
 He was preceded in death by both parents, sister, Marion Free
and nephew, Michael Free.
 Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the home; daughter, Staci
(Airington) Harris and husband, Jerry, of Byars; son, Scott Edward
Airington and wife, Stephanie, of Chickasha; grandchildren, Tyler
Airington and wife, Candas, Nathan Harris, Sabrina Green, and
Kent Hodges; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-
grandson; and other extended family and friends.
 Condolences may be made at
Billy J. Livingston ...
 A memorial service was held to honor and celebrate
the life of Billy J. Livingston at 1:30 p.m Wednesday,
August 8, 2018 in the First Baptist Church of Chickasha
with Brother Greg Brooks officiating.
 “Bill” was born March 8, 1932, in Fletcher, the son
of William Livingston and R. LaRue King. He was raised
by his grandmother, Ola King. Bill had four brothers, and a sister.
At the age of 17, Bill married the love of his life, Joy, and this
matrimony continued 64 years. Bill graduated from Fletcher High
School, and was then drafted in the U.S. Army, where he proudly
served for two years. In 1953, Bill and Joy welcomed their first
daughter, Vicki; and in 1955, a second daughter, Toye. Following
Toye’s birth, the family moved to Edmond, where Bill graduated
from the University of Central Oklahoma.
 After college, they relocated to Lawton, where Bill taught
at Lawton High School for a short time. In the 1960s, Bill found
his passion in entrepreneurship, where he was a co-owner in
furniture and manufacturing, oil, and hotel businesses. Later, the
family moved to Chickasha, purchasing a horse ranch, Livingston
Farms. Throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, Bill was active in politics
and real estate; however, he found his greatest joy in the
horse industry, breeding and racing Thoroughbred and Quarter
horses. He was an avid horseman; serving as the President of the
Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association. He played an active role in
bringing Remington Park to Oklahoma, and was also appointed
to the Oklahoma State Insurance Commission Board. In 1996, Bill
was co-founder and CEO of LifeLine Home Health and Hospice.
 On August 3, 2018, Bill passed away, in Oklahoma City. He was
proceeded in death by his wife; both parents; and brothers Perry
and Jerry Martin.
 He is survived by his two daughters and their spouses, Dr.
Ed and Vicki Stewart, and Tim and Toye Reynolds. He is also
survived by brothers Buddy and Johnny Livingston, sister Norma
Nickarz, and their spouses; grandson Billy Moon, spouse Amanda;
granddaughter April Downing, spouse Billy; granddaughter Kea
Ginn, spouse Jeremy; granddaughter Dr. Linzi Stewart-Crawford,
spouse Sean; and grandson Cole Stewart, and Lindsy. He also
leaves behind 14 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Kelly
Nunn, and spouse David.
 The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, cards,
visits, and thoughts. The family would also like to thank Dr. Don
Hess for the wonderful care provided through the years; as well
as Sandra Hansen, Rita Bailey, and Martha Fine for providing Bill
with unending friendship.
 Condolences may be made at www.
Eddie Hayes ...
 Clyde “Eddie” Edwin Hayes, 58, of Chickasha,
passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Chickasha. He
was born March 9, 1960 in Altus, to Walter Hayes and
Loretta (Wilson) Frizzell.
 Graveside service for Eddie Hayes was 10:00 a.m.,
Thursday, August 9, at Fairlawn Cemetery under the
direction of Sevier Funeral Home. The family asks that donations
be made to Sevier Funeral Home to help with expenses.
 Eddie came to Chickasha 40 years ago in 1978. He served in the
Oklahoma National Guard and had been working for J & E Tree
Service for the past 20 years.
 He is preceded in death by his mother, and brother, Tim Hayes.
 Eddie is survived by two daughters, Jessica Hayes and Kimberly
Hayes; his father; his brother, Walter Lee Hayes; and seven
 Condolences may be made at
Tai Chi Classes Coming to Chickasha
Public Library
 The Chickasha Public Library and the Oklahoma
Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) are collaborating to
provide Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance classes
for older adults and their caregivers.
 The Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program
is a six-week program designed to improve core
muscle strength and balance of older adults who
want to maintain or improve their quality of life. This
twice-a-week, six-week program focuses on building
confidence and preventing falls.
 The program will be from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning September 4th,
for six weeks, at the Chickasha Public Library at 527
W. Iowa, Chickasha.
 This class is offered at no cost to participants and
is open to the public, but class size is limited and pre-
registration is required.
 Instructors are trained by OHAI, a program of
the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric
Medicine at the University of Oklahoma.
 To register or for more information, call the
Chickasha Public Library at (405) 222-6075.
Tequila Songbirds conclude Listen
Local at The Greek series Aug. 17
 USAO’s free, outdoor concerts bring together
community, local musicians
 The Tequila Songbirds will wrap up the
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Alumni
Association’s first season of Listen Local at The
Greek on Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. These free, family-
friendly summer concerts are held at the Greek
Theatre on the USAO campus.
 “We’ve had an amazing response to our concerts
this year, and we want to thank everyone in the
community who’s come out to enjoy these great local
musicians,” said Misti McClellan, director of alumni
development. “We hope the crowd for our final Listen
Local concert will be the biggest yet!”
 Described as “musical sisters who gang up every
now and again to share tunes with y’all and shoot
the breeze,” The Tequila Songbirds are an Oklahoma
supergroup who formed in the summer of 2013.
 Founder Kierston White, along with Camille Harp
and Elizabeth Forsythe, are all solo performers in
their own right who together pack a powerful punch.
These women make fervent music that generates
momentous energy everywhere they perform.
 For more information, visit or
contact McClellan at 405-574-1320 or mmclellan@
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The cold front drops the temps down to 95.
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