Romayne T. Chapman, 91, of Calvert City, Ky., a native of Altus, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Warren and Martha Ann Roberts Tucker of Altus; three brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by a son, Gary Chapman of Plantation, Fla.; granddaughters Kathy Watson of Calvert City, Suzy Colburn of Calvert City, Sally Conway of Johnson City, Tenn., and Sally Conway of Greensboro, N.C.; grandson, Seth Chapman of Summerville, S.C.; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at East Lawn Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn., at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2004. Visitation begins at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Kingsport with Dr. Ron Davis officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 200 West Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.
Ernest Fennel was born Aug. 9, 1922 in Hollis to Mary (Drew) and Liage Fennel. He died April 26, 2004 in Mangum at the age of 81 years 8 months and 17 days.
Ernest attended school in Hollis. He entered the United States Army in 1943 and served his country in World War II, where he received a purple heart and a bronze star. After his discharge from the Army, he was a painter for the civil service. He married Kathleen (Cole) in Mangum in 1958. Kathleen passed away in 1971. Ernest later married Bessie (Cowger) at Wellington, Texas in 1985. Ernest loved camping, hunting, fishing and loved to play dominoes. He was a member of Nazarene Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, one son Bobby Fennel, one stepdaughter, Teddy Sibley, three sisters and seven brothers.
Survived by his children, Wayne and LaVonda Fennel of Mangum, Charlotte and Wally Elbe of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Sue and Orlando Guieterez, Livermore, Calif.; grandchildren, Jessie Fennel, Erick Clark, and Lavonne Fennel and many others, one great-grandchild, Sierra Fennel, host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Nazarene Church in Mangum officiated by Ed Houston. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home.
Steven S. Wert, 35, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 in Altus. He was born to Harold R. Wert and Judy (Graves) Horn on November 26, 1968 in Charleston, S.C.
He moved to Altus at a young age and graduated from Altus High School in 1987. He then attended Oklahoma State University. He served in the U.S. Navy before returning to the Altus area.
Steven is survived by his mother, Judy Horn and husband, Floyd, of Altus; father, Bob Wert and wife, Carol, of Sentinel; two sons, Jordan Scot Wert and William Hudson of Altus; a loved one, Janie Chavarria of Altus and two sisters, Teresa Tobola and husband, George of Altus and Lisa Cox and husband, Jimmy of Altus and several nieces and nephews, as well as many, many other loving friends and relatives.
Services will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Lowell-Tims Chapel. Interment to follow at the Altus City Cemetery, under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Steven's family and friends will receive guests Tuesday, April 27, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Tributes can be made at www.lowell-tims.com
Hilda Faye Davis was born August 3, 1932 in Hydro to Maggie Irene (Coker) and Alford Christian Baumann. She passed away April 25, 2004 at Hobart at the age of 71 years. She was married to Elzie Anson Davis, Jr. at Con-8 Community on December 23, 1955.
Hilda grew up and attended school at Hydro and Geary. She worked for Southwestern Bell for a while as a telephone operator. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, loved to fish, but most of all she enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She enjoyed life and the outdoors.
She and Junior owned and operated the Davis Station in Roosevelt and helped Junior farm. She was a member of Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers Alford and Jerry Baumann.
She is survived by her husband, Junior Davis, of the home; three children, Charlotte and Gary Branam of Hobart, Terry and Lynn Davis of Roosevelt, Rick and Christi of Lawton; three grandchildren, Lori Robbins of Hobart, Tyler Davis of Cordell, Valerie Davis of Lawton; four great grandchildren, Nikki and Nathan Robbins and Reese and Danielle Davis; five sisters, Alda Lang of Marietta, Pearl Stephenson of Durant, Irene Stephenson of Justin, Texas, Phyllis Feltman of Durant, Cathy Baumann of Snyder; one brother, John Baumann of Red Oak, Texas and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held April 28, 2004 at 1:00 pm at Warren First Baptist Church, officiated by Terry Dennis. Burial will be at Warren Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home.
William Andrew Christian, 33, of Altus died Friday, April 23, 2004. He was born May 27, 1970 in Chatan-son, Okinawa to Robert B. and Marilyn (Carlisle) Christian.
William graduated form Altus High School in 1988 and attended one year at WOSC in Altus. He was a musician and an artist. He was co-founder and guitarist of the band "Tribal Discontent" in 1989. His joy was composing and playing music. He also enjoyed playing guitar, keyboards, hiking, camping, animals, birds and craftwork.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, O.L. and Gladys Carlisle, Jewel Christian, Virgil Christian and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Ann Christian.
He is survived by his parents, Robert B. and Marilyn Christian of Altus; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Joseph Dylewski of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Kenneth Christian of Altus; one niece, Nere Nicole Withers; five nephews, Justin Coleman, Levi Everson, and Christian, Colin, and Aaron Dylewski. He is also survived by his special friends, Randy, Mike, Dave, Jason, and Jeff and many other friends.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Kincannon Funeral Home with Dr. Raymond Christian officiating.
Memorial tributes may be made to www.kincannonfuneralhome.com
Jack Wicker McMillin, died on Saturday, April 24, 2004, at his home, following a short illness.
He was born on June 14, 1915, to Robert L. and Thirza M. (Wicker) McMillin in Hugo.
He moved to Blair in 1934. He was married to Wyn Nelle Ward on March 3, 1939.
He was engaged in farming for several years. He did blacksmithing and welding for a time, and then went to work for Jackson County as a heavy equipment operator, until his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blair and Woodmen of the World.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Carl Grantham.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Wyn Nelle, of the home; one daughter, Gayle Conger; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Judy McMillin, and Tommy and Estelle McMillin, all of Blair. One brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Wanda McMillin, of Paris, Texas. Seven grandchildren; Kay Meredith, Richard Conger, Kari Ramirez, Johnelle Evans and husband Jon, Lissa McMillin, Mike Miller and wife Debbie, Bobby Miller and wife Debbie. Thirteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, plus a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Blair. Interment at the Blair Cemetery with Pastor Randy Mitchell officiating.
Randy M. Copeland, 48, Lawton, formerly of Eldorado, died Saturday, April 24, 2004 at his home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27,2004 at the Eldorado Cemetery with minister Dale Freeman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1955, in Altus to Eugene T. and Willie Mae (Hughes) Copeland. He graduated from Eldorado High School in 1974. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford for two years. He worked on the Terry White farm in Jackson County for several years. He spent the past few years in stock market investments as his vocation. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed reading, traveling and working with his computer in investment stock..
He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Mae Copeland.
He is survived by his father, Eugene Copeland, of Eldorado; a sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and Dale Freeman of Amarillo; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Mike and Mary Fran Copeland, Catoosa, Tommy Copeland of Altus and Joe and Jannet Copeland of Wichita, Kan.; two nieces, Jana Crawford and husband, Cory, Hereford, Texas and Hannah Copeland of Wichita, Kan.; four nephews, Jerry Freeman and wife, Monica, Arlington, Texas, Dustin Copeland and wife, Mistie, The Woodlands, Texas; Darin Copeland, The Woodlands, Texas, Ben Rhett Copeland, Weatherford; three great nieces and one great-nephew.
Services are pending with Kincannon Funeral Home for William Andrew Christian, 33, Altus, who died Friday, April 23, 2004.
Funeral service for W. Ray Miller, 92, of Frederick will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2004 at the Gray Gish Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Wyatt, His Holy Arm Ministries of Claremore, officiating.
Miller died Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Memorial Hospital & Physician Group, Frederick.
Burial will be at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Gish Funeral Home.
Miller was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Bolivar, Texas, to J.W. and Mary (Richardson) Miller. In 1915, his family moved to Grandfield, Oklahoma, where Ray attended schools and graduated from Grandfield High School. He moved to Frederick in 1953. He was united in marriage to Zelma A. Washer on Sept. 2, 1961, in Frederick. He worked as a butcher, for United Grocery Store for 21 years until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife: Zelma Miller, of the home; a daughter: Brenda Stoll and her husband, Paul, of Hurst, Texas; a step-daughter: Helen Dimon, of Newport News, Va.,; two grandchildren: Steven Paul Stoll, of Conway, Ark., and Melissa Raye Stoll, of Crestwood, Mo.; three stepgrandchildren: Deborah Connell and her husband Tim of Williamsburg, Va., Sharon Dimon, of Newport News, Va., and Suzanne Fairbanks, and her husband Dave of Newport News; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice in loving memory of W. Ray Miller.
Blonnie Ray, 85, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Plantation Village Nursing Home in Altus.
He was born June 20, 1918 in Martha to Fred C. and Loura (Howerton) Ray. Blonnie married Juanita Wells at Vernon, Texas in 1948 and she preceded him in death, January 21, 1993. He was a longtime resident of Altus and Jackson County and a member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ.
Blonnie served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II and later owned and operated several restaurants in Altus, before retiring in 1994. Everyone will remember Blonnie for having one of the best burgers in town. You could always get his famous creations at The Altus Hotel Coffee Shop, Sagamar and Big D.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Juanita; three brothers, Joe Bob Ray, Freddie Lee Ray, and Bonnie "Buddy" Ray; and by one sister, Dema Winkler.
Blonnie is survived by by his daughters, Mary Lynn Ray of Altus, Georgianna Ford of Canada; one son, Forrest Ray and his wife Lois Ann of Altus; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three special sisters-in-law Linda Shartung, Mary Belt and Virginia Devoll.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004, at Lowell-Tims Chapel with Bill Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in the Restlawn Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Tributes can be made at www.lowell-tims.com.
Wayne Marlow, 67, of Altus died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in a Lawton hospital. Graveside services will be Monday, April 26, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Thali Cemetery with the Rev. David Fox officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon, Texas.
Wayne was born Aug. 12, 1936 in Crowell, Texas, a son of the late Dallas and Dana Jeanette Taylor Marlow. He married Sharon McAskill on Feb. 17, 1967 in Altus. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was superintendent of industries with the Department of Corrections Federal Prison System. He had lived in Altus since 1991. He was a member of the American Legion in El Reno and had more than 30 years of civil service.
He is survived by his wife Sharon of Altus; a son, Jerrell Wayne "Jerry" Marlow Jr., and wife Brooke of Purcell; a stepdaughter Carol Briscoe of Gulf Shores, Ala.; three grandchildren, Samantha Briscoe, Blake Marlow and Dallas Marlow; and a sister Barbara Musick and husband Gerald of Fort Worth, Texas.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time on Monday.
John George Aument, 75, died Thursday evening, April 22, 2004, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2004, at Hampton Vaught Crestview with Father Ivor Koch officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Hampton Vaughn Crestview.
Aument, the youngest child of Edwin and Anna (Power) Aument, was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Camden, N.J. On June 27, 1959, he married Maria Nidia Guerra in Miami Springs, Fla. He began working to help support his parents at age 17 when he joined the Air Force, where he served for 11 years from 1946 to 1957. He left the Air Force to pursue his formal education. He received his bachelor's and masters degrees from the University of Miami and almost completed his doctorate in educational administration at the University of Texas. He held many jobs throughout his years that moved him and his family through Florida, Texas and Oklahoma. He retired as a civil service instructor at Altus Air Force Base in 1989 and then moved to Arlington, Texas where he worked for Hughes Training until he retired again in 1994. He and his wife then moved to Wichita Falls to be near family.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wichita Falls. He liked to research his family tree and his greatest joy was watching his little granddaughter grow up.
Survivors include his wife, two children, Michelle Bearman and husband Tim of Wichita Falls and Stephen Aument and wife Jessica of Kingwood, Texas; granddaughter, Emily Bearman of Wichita Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.