Washita Valley Weekly - page 3

Washita Valley Weekly  
Page 3
June 19, 2019
We Believe in Oklahoma
Death Notices
Complete Obituaries and Memorials
with pictures (when provided) are
posted on our on-line publication.
Harold Wayne Yancey ...
Harold Wayne Yancey, of Yukon, OK, passed away on Friday,
June 7, 2019 at his home in Yukon at the age of 72. He was born
in June 15, 1946 in Chickasha, OK to William “Bill” and Oma
(Long) Yancey.
Harold grew up in Chickasha and graduated from Chickasha
High School in 1964. He married Charlotte Henderson on July 3,
1965. He worked for Fleet Life as a welder for many years until
his retirement. He has lived in Yukon for the past 7 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ninnekah.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kimberly
Yancey in 1984; a brother, Glen Yancey; and a sister, Helen Cuth-
Harold is survived by his wife, Charlotte Yancey; Daughters:
Glenda Franklin and Valerie Smith, 9 grandchildren, Sisters: Lois
Edwards, Loretha Malone, and Opal Glen.
Ruth Imogene Wilcox ...
Ruth Imogene Wilcox, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, passed away
Friday, June 7, 2019 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 88. She
was born January 30, 1931 in Lexington, Oklahoma to Troy and
Florence Olivia (Shirey) Benton.
She married Fred Wilcox on October 27, 1952 in Ft. Smith,
Arkansas. She worked several years at Grace Living Center in
Chickasha as a LPN.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Fred
Wilcox on June 25, 1995.
Ruth is survived several nieces including: Diane Hogue, Nancy
Wright, Linda White and Elizabeth Hatley;
Many great nieces and nephews and special friend Shirley
Valvia “Sue” (Manning) Moore
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sue’s name to
the Alex Alumni Scholarship Fund at the Alex Branch of the First
National Bank and Trust of Chickasha.
Valvia “Sue” (Manning) Moore was born in Chickasha, Okla-
homa, on May 18, 1941, and passed from this life at her home in
Alex, Oklahoma, on June 10, 2019. Sue spent her childhood on
Roaring Creek near the community of Chitwood south of Alex,
Oklahoma. At five years of age, she walked over a mile to school
each way to attend first grade at Pleasant View, a country school
near her home. Sue became the third generation of her family to
attend Alex School when she started there in the second grade.
Sue made lifetime friendships at Alex School. Long before high
school, she met Wayne Moore and he became the special sweet-
heart with whom she would live out her years.
Both Sue and Wayne graduated from Alex High School in 1958.
She went on to briefly attend Central State University in Edmond,
Oklahoma, before it became the University of Central Oklahoma.
Sue put her education on hold to marry Wayne at the Alex United
Methodist Church on August 15, 1959. On August 15, 2019, Sue
and Wayne Moore would have been married 60 years.
In 1966, Sue was hired to teach the very first Head Start
program operated in the Alex and Bradley area. Through her work
with this program, she touched the lives of many of the area’s
children and her memory lives on through them today.
In 1975, Sue graduated from the University of Science and
Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, with a Bachelor’s Degree in busi-
ness, economics and education. She was the first of her family to
graduate from college, beginning a tradition that has carried on
through two subsequent generations. After graduation, she soon
began teaching at Alex School and influenced more young lives in
her role as business teacher, yearbook and newspaper adviser and
cheerleading sponsor for eight years.
During the oil boom in the early 80s, Sue left her teaching
position at Alex to help Wayne run G&W Contract Pumping, the
company they founded and operated until 2009. Other than brief
stays in Carter and Garvin counties, Sue lived all her life in Grady
County. She loved to paint, sing and play ragtime piano, camp
at Lake Taylor, fish and go on adventures with her children and
grandchildren in search of area history. She also loved to travel
and saw Italy, England and many notable places throughout the
US. Most of all, though, Sue loved family and home, and she
lived just east of Alex on Highway 19 for over 50 years. She was
lifelong member of the Alex United Methodist Church and was
uplifted by the faith she found there.
Among those who left this life before Sue are her great-grand-
parents, Jasper and Nora (Trammel) Manning of Marlow, Reuben
and Rosa Lee (Morris) Newport of Fletcher, Cornelius and Maggie
(Grant) Godwin of Alex and Tom and Susie (O’Neal) Phillips of
Alex; her grandparents, Noble Manning of Marlow, Ruby (Newport
Manning) Kemp of Cyril and Emmitt and Dorothy (Phillips) Godwin
of Alex; and her parents, Earl and Dorse (Godwin) Manning of
Alex. Sue also marked the passing of her father-in-law, George
Tolbert Moore, and her well-loved mother-in-law, Doffeene (Dut-
ton) Moore of Alex.
Sue is survived by her husband, Wayne Moore, of the home;
two children, Teresa Moore of Alex and Greg Moore and wife Tina
of Shell Knob, Missouri; three grandchildren, and one great-
Others who mourn Sue’s passing include her step-mother, Alice
Manning, of Fletcher, and step-sisters Vicki Middleton of Fletcher
and Dee Ann Smith of Elgin; and a host of cherished cousins,
extended family and friends.
Sue Moore’s funeral service was held under the direction of
Sevier Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on June 14, 2019 at Alex School
in Alex. She was laid to her final rest in Godwin Corner of the old
Morris section of the Alex Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made in Sue’s name to the Alex Alumni Scholarship
Fund at the Alex Branch of the First National Bank and Trust of
Ricky Lynn Parks ...
Funeral services for Ricky Lynn Parks, 49, of Cement, will be
held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in the Cement
Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor John Zwolle officiating.
Ricky Lynn Parks was born October 13, 1969 in Oklahoma City
at Deaconess Hospital and adopted by Raymond Earl Parks and
Wilma Louise (Clift) Parks. He passed to his eternal home on Tues-
day, June 11, 2019 at his home in Cement, Oklahoma.
Ricky attended Cement Schools and graduated with the class
of 1988.
On August 27, 1993, Ricky married Tammy Daniels in Anadar-
ko, Oklahoma and to this union his daughters, Rebecca Jane and
Ashley Lynn were born.
He lived in Cement all of his life and did lawn care and odd
jobs. He had family and loved ones in both Cement and Chicka-
Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Parks and a
grandchild, Everly.
Survivors include his daughters, Rebecca and Ashley Parks
of Rush Springs; father, Raymond Parks of Cement; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Gena and Jr. Downey and Amy and Brett Wright
of Chickasha; nieces, Markie Morton of Norman, Kirstie Morton of
Norman and Haillie Morton of Chickasha; nephews, Trae Downey,
Keegan Mooter and Greyson Wright all of Chickasha; special
friend, Charlene Trujillo; and extended family and friends.
Interment in the Cement Cemetery are under the direction of
Ferguson Funeral Home
Boyd Ray Anthony ...
Boyd Ray Anthony, Sr, of Ninnekah, Oklahoma, was born on
March 31, 1931 at Marlow, Oklahoma to parents J.A. and Jessie
Anthony. He passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Dun-
can, Oklahoma at the age of 88.
He married Frances Davis on August 2, 1953. They were mar-
ried almost 66 years.
He had resided in the Ninnekah Community his entire life.
Ray was a farmer-rancher raising Beefmaster cattle, wheat, and
alfalfa hay. He owned his own trucking business delivering alfalfa
hay to customers in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In the pro-
cess he made many lifelong friends.
In his earlier years he was employed at Oklahoma Gas
Company, Chickasha Fire Department, Ford Tractor Equipment
Company and Halliburton. Farming and ranching was in his blood
therefore he returned to what he loved to do, raising his family
on the farm.
Ray was a lifelong member of Ninnekah Baptist Church and
he served as board member for American Farmers and Ranchers
Insurance Co. for 20 years. He served 28 years as board member
for Rural Electric Cooperative of Lindsay.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Alburn and Jessie
Inez Anthony.
Ray is survived by his wife, Frances Lea Anthony of Ninnekah,
OK; His children: Loxie Jo Spencer and husband, Wayne, of Chick-
asha, OK; Barbara Gayle Bray and husband, Terry, of Fletcher, OK;
Boyd Ray Anthony, Jr. of Fletcher, OK; and Michael Bruce Anthony
and wife, Leah, of Tuttle, OK; A sister, Peggy June Castleberry
and husband, Kirk, of Ninnekah, OK; 13 grandchildren, 24 great
grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
Susan D. Badgett ...
 Susan D. Badgett, 61, of Gordonville, Texas, died Thursday,
June 6th at her home after a five-year battle with liver cancer. A
memorial service will be at 1 pm Saturday, June 22, at Ferguson
Funeral Home in Chickasha. Reverend Kim Hayes, of Bible Baptist
Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
She will be buried with ashes from her six golden retrievers, Sa-
die, Mollie, Mickey, Lucky, Murphy, Toby and her father’s beloved
yellow lab, Belle.
 Susan is survived by a brother, Gerry Badgett of Ninnekah, a sis-
ter, Gail Ulrich of Gordonville, and several cousins and friends.
 She was born July 2, 1957 in Chickasha to Gerald H and Alice
Badgett. She graduated from Chickasha High School in 1975 and
attended OU until moving to Tulsa, where she worked in the pe-
troleum industry. Tulsa is also where she met her husband, Gary
 The Reeds moved to Colorado where she worked in the ski
and later hospital industries until they moved back to Oklahoma
and finally to Chickasha, where she was an accounting clerk at
Badgett Steam Lubricating until retiring in 2007.
 The marriage didn’t last, but the friendship endured.
 Susan loved her family and friends and could always be counted
on to make them smile. She loved the lake, reading, cross stitch,
the pool, her dogs, (they were her children) and shopping. She
could work any Sudoku and jigsaw puzzle.
 She was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2014 and she was
determined she would beat it. She was so positive about her life
and living she would never admit that she would not win. The
stubbornness kept her going through chemo to cancer trials. She
never gave up hope.
 In lieu of pink flowers, donations may be made to Home Hos-
pice of Grayson County, Tx, at homehospice.org.505 W. Center St.
Sherman, Tx 75090; or the ASPCA or a no kill animal shelter.
 Services and interment of the cremains will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
Charlene Isabelle Belcher ...
 Memorial services for Charlene Isabelle Belcher, 55, of Chicka-
sha, was held by the family at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15,
2019 at the Salvation Army Church.
 Charlene Isabelle Belcher was born July 1, 1963 in Purcell,
Oklahoma, the daughter of Charlie Thomas and Christine (Mad-
den) Thomas King. She died on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Norman,
 Charlene graduated high school in Blanchard, Oklahoma and
worked for 28 years as a nursing aid.
 She married Marvin Belcher on July 4, 1986 in Chickasha, Okla-
homa and they were together 37 years.
 Charlene liked fishing, reading and crafts of all kinds. She had
a strong faith in God and was active in the Salvation Army Church
for many years. She was an animal lover and had many cats and
two dogs.
 She was preceded in death by both parents, her in-laws,
Raymond Eugene Belcher and Edna Pearl Belcher; brother-in-law,
Billy Belcher; sister-in-law, Norma Ruth (Belcher) White.
5th Sunday
All Music
4092 Norge Road (Hwy 92) Chickasha
June 30
10:30 am
Tiffany Snow
Amber Hickman
Danny Steagall
The Triple Cross Band
on Guitar
A limited Supply of
Pre-Release Copies
of New CD’s!
• Linda Glass
• The Walkers (Elk City)
• Bro. Bobby Boyles &
the Burlap Sisters
• The Grateful Living
Linda Glass
Following the Service
Pastor Lynn Walker
Everyone Welcome
Come Join Us!
Dolores Ann
Meacham ...
 Dolores Ann Meacham was
born on October 20, 1936, in
Cushing, Oklahoma, to William
H. and Hazel I. (Moss) Martin.
She passed away on Sunday,
May 26, 2019, at her home in
Ninnekah. She was 82.
 Funeral services were held
Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 A.M.
at the Bible Baptist Church
in Chickasha with Pastor Kim
Hayes officiating. Interment
was in the Fairview Cemetery
in Apache. Arrangements have
been entrusted to Crews Fu-
neral Home in Apache.
 Dolores was a 1954 graduate
of Cushing High School. She
married Royce Gene Meacham
on October 24, 1964, in Cush-
ing. She was employed as a
key punch operator. In 1969,
while enjoying life in Denver,
their children - Marci and Mark
- were born. Dolores and Royce
were longtime members of the
South Sheridan Baptist Church
in Denver from 1969 to 1992.
 She enjoyed gardening
and reading books by Louis
L’Amour. She also enjoyed
traveling, especially to Alaska,
Hawaii, and touring the fall
foliage in the northeastern
United States. She was active
in the Bible Baptist Church
and loved her church family.
Her pride and joy were her
 Dolores is survived by her
loving husband of 54 years,
Royce; children, Marci and hus-
band Bill Cline of Bridgeport,
Texas, and Mark Meacham of
North Richland Hills, Texas;
four grandchildren, sister,
Coretta Wattenburger; 2 nieces
and 3 nephews.
 In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Bible Bap-
tist Church youth department.
 Survivors include her hus-
band, Marvin and son, Adam
Wayne Belcher of Chickasha;
her brother, Charlie Joe
Thomas of Chickasha; and
many other extended family
and friends.
 Cremation arrangements are
under the direction of Fergu-
son Funeral Home.
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