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December 23, 1942

Bridget Therese GLENNON
Mrs. Bridget Therese GLENNON, 86, resident of Lawton since 1924 and a native of Ireland, died here suddenly of a heart ailment at 8:30 a.m. today. In failing health for four years, Mrs. GLENNON was striken at her home at 503 "A" Avenue and died a few minutes after she was taken to a city hospital.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon today, pending word from children living away from here. The Lawton Funeral Home is in charge.
Born Nov. 14, 1856 in Killeagh, County Cork, Ireland, she came to the United States in 1873, settling at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She was married to Thomas GLENNON in 1877 at Leavenworth. The GLENNONS came to Purcell in the Chickasaw Indian Territory in 1890. Mr. GLENNON died in 1901. Mrs. GLENNON, a lifelong Catholic, came here 18 years ago.
Survivors include three daughters, eight sons, one sister, 38 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. Fred LAWSON, near Medicine Park; Mrs. Fred DODSON, 613 "D" Ave., and Mrs. Fred ZIMMERMAN, Casa Grande, Ariz. The sons are James GLENNON, Church of Christ minister at Shawnee; two sons living in Lawton community, Tom and John, Pat of Medicine Park; Gus in the armed forces in Hawaii; Mike, Central Valley, Calif., Joe, Coalgate, Okla., and Chris, Charleston, Ark. The sister is Mrs. Kate DRAVES of Kansas City, Kansas.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


March 3, 1943

Relatives here today reported two deaths among members of their family since Saturday. Augustine (Gus) GLENNON 46, a Comanche County resident until six years ago, died Saturday at his home in Pleasanton, California. Services were held there Sunday. Mrs. James S. GLENNON, wife of a Shawnee Church of God pastor and frequent Lawton visitor, died Monday afternoon at her home there. Services were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Bristow.
In addition to his wife, two sons and a daughter, Mr. GLENNON'S survivors here include three brothers, John, Pat and Tom; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Lawson and Mrs. Fred Dodson.
Mrs. GLENNON is survived by her husband, two daughters and a son, all of Shawnee.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


June 3, 1943

Our Men In Service Goes To Marines
Herrell Glennan, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom GLENNAN, Cameron College, has been transferred from the Navy Air Corps to the Marine Air Corps, and made a hospital apprentice first class. He is stationed at Kearny Mesa, San Diego, after being in the Navy eight months.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


Chris Glennon Dies On Friday
Funeral Services To Be Held Saturday Morning At Catholic Church Chris GLENNON of Lawton, native of Manchester, England, who came to the United States with his parents in 1859 when only three years old, died at 6:38 a.m. Friday at Norman.
Mr. GLENNON was blind, losing his eyesight while working as a freighter for the federal government in the early days. He had never been married.
Death came after an extended illness, eight days before his 85th birthday. He was born Jan. 14, 1854. Mr. GLENNON was born and reared in the Catholic faith.
Survivors are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bridget GLENNON; three nieces, Mrs. Fred LAWSON, Star Route, and Mrs. Fred DODSON, 613 "D" Avenue, both of Lawton, and Mrs. Fred ZIMMERMAN, Casa Grande, Arizona; eight nephews, John, Pat, Chris and Tom GLENNON, all of Lawton; Rev. J.S. GLENNON, Clinton; Joe GLENNON, Coalgate, and Mike and Gus GLENNON, California.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Catholic Church here. Burial will be made in Hightland Cemetery. The Lawton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. GLENNON leaves a wide circle of friends who join the relatives in mourning their loss.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


1944

Ten Oklahoma Men Missing In War Zones
Two city men and eight other Oklahomans, including a decorated Gotebo flier, are missing in the fighting zones, it was learned here Tuesday.
The two Oklahoma City men were included in a list of eight Sooners reported missing by the War Department Tuesday in it's newspaper release. Relatives of the Gotebo hero were notified in a telegram from the department.

Missing in European area:
Lieut. Alvin E. STUBBS, husband of Mrs. Evangeline J. STUBBS, 2525 NW 39 Terrace
S/Sgt Lewis T. CATHEY, husband of Mrs. Bessie M. CATHEY, Tonkawa.
Lieut. Lester E. GENTRY, husband of Mrs. Vivian M. GENTRY, Pawnee
Sgt. Jack GLENNAN, son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom GLENNAN of Lawton
Lieut Roy L. GRANT, son of Mrs. Anna GRANT MACKEY, Durant
S/SGT. Marcus O. MOORE, son of Mrs. Maud E. MOORE, Tulsa
SGT. Curtis L. WILHELM, son of Mrs. May WILHELM, Tulsa
S/Sgt. Earl W. WINBURN, son of William D. WINBURN, Rt. 1, Marshall
T/St. Mitchell W. POWELL, husband of Mrs. Pearl POWELL, Gotebo.

SCOUT OFFICIAL MISSING Missing in the Mediterranean area:
S/Sgt. BRADLEY, husband of Mrs. Nellie BRADLEY, who was listed as living at 27-1/2 W. 7th.
Since there is no such address here, Mrs. BRADLEY was not found for further information.
STUBBS, 27, son of A. L. STUBBS, Wichita Kansas, and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Hobart REEVES, 1708 NW 33rd, is a Classen graduate. He attended Oklahoma City University and Kansas State College, Manhattan, before receiving a degree from Central State, Edmond. Long active here in scouting circles, STUBBS worked with Boy Scouts until just before he entered service in September of 1942. He was an inspector for the Retail Credit Co. in civilian life. STUBBS, who was stationed in England, having gone overseas in October of 1943, has a 7-month old son, Alvan Edlund STUBBS II.

HERO MISSING OVER FRANCE
Sgt. POWELL, holder of the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters, has been missing over France since February 11, according to a telegram to his wife at Gotebo. The Gotebo flier, who was on his twenty-fifth mission when he failed to return to his base, served as a radio operator on a B-24 bomber from the Eighth AAF in England.
The parents of Sgt. GLENNAN, 23, aerial engineer and bomber gunner, were advised he had been missing since Feb. 11, when he participated in a mission over Germany. Formations of Flying Fortresses pounded Frankfurt that day.

569 STATE CASUALTIES SO FAR DURING 1944 Oklahoma casualties officially reported January 1 to this date:
Army:
Killed or died 94
Wounded 263
Missing 111
Prisoners 10
Army Total 478
Navy and Marines:
Killed 25
Wounded 25
Missing 39
Prisoners 2
Total Navy-Mar. 91
Total All 569
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


March 1, 1944

Flier Missing Over Germany
Sgt. Thomas J. (Jack) Glennan, 23, an aerial engineer and gunner on an American bomber has been missing in action over Germany since Feb. ll, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom GLENNAN, of near Cameron College, announced today.
This was the day that American Flying Fortresses pounded Frankfurt, southwest German industrial and transport center. On the same day, Liberators pounded northern France.

NO DETAILS GIVEN:
The message from the Adjutant General advising that Sgt. GLENNAN was missing, gave no details. It merely stated: "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deepest regret that your son, Sgt. Thomas J. GLENNAN has been reported missing in action since Feb. ll over Germany. If further details or other information are received you will be promptly notified."
The telegram was received late yesterday afternoon, only a few days after the parents received their latest letter from their son, who was based in England. His last letter was dated Feb. 7, four days before the fateful mission.

OVERSEAS SINCE MAY:
Sgt. GLENNAN has been overseas since last May, but has not been permitted to discuss his work or missions. "We don't know how many missions he has made," his mother said. A younger brother, Herrell, 19, is somewhere in the South Pacific as a pharmacist's mate, second class, with a Marine Air Wing.
Sgt GLENNAN was reared here, finishing high school at St. Mary's Academy and St. Gregory's College at Shawnee. He was employed by J. W. BATESON Construction Co. at Fort Sill, and Waco and Paris, Texas for about a year prior to his enlistment. He entered the Air Corps in September, 1942, and was trained at Foster Field, Texas, joining his group at Pueblo, Colorado.
Other members of the family are a brother, Joe, 12, and a sister, Anna Marie, 10, at the home address.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


May, 1944

Sgt. Glennan Here To Visit Parents
S-Sgt. Jack GLENNAN surprised his family Friday when he returned home unexpectedly for a 21-day furlough, decorated with the Purple Heart and the Air Medal, after 11 months overseas.
Sgt. GLENNAN left England last Sunday by plane, and stopped at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri for reclassification on his way home. He told his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom GLENNAN, Cameron College, that he "feels grand", despite his wound by a 20-mm shell for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also was awarded the Air Medal before he left England, for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
"I'm damned glad to be back," he said at Jefferson Barracks. "I hope to catch up on my eating, especially milk, on my furlough. I believe I'll buy a cow - if I can find someone to get up in the mornings to milk her."
A waist gunner aboard a Flying Fortress which was based in England, he was forced to "take to the chute" over enemy territory in February, and returned by unrevealed methods to his base two months later. While he may not reveal the number of missions he undertook, nor the cities he helped blast, Sgt. GLENNAN admitted that the raid on which he was wounded was "not my first". He is a graduate of St. Mary's High School and of St. Gregory's College at Shawnee. He has been in the Army Air Corps since September, 1942.

Glennan Is Back At Bomber Base
The full story of Jack GLENNAN's dramatic absence from a bomber base in England for 2 months and 11 days probably won't be known until the end of the war, or until the Army Air Corps staff sergeant has returned home, his mother, Mrs. Tom GLENNAN, of Lawton believed today.
She received a letter today from her son, dated April 22, the first he has written since returning to duty and it gave little information as to his experience. He reported that he was back at his own base and added: "It was really one grand feeling to walk through the door of the hut and see the boys again." As soon as he soaks up some sunshine, he won't be any worse for the wear and tear, he observed.
On Feb. 29, his parents were advised that their son, an aerial engineer and gunner on an American Flying Fortress, was missing in action. On April 2, the War Department advised the parents that Jack had returned to duty. Six days later, the parents received a letter from Jack, dated March 28, in which he revealed that he was in a hospital somewhere recuperating from wounds.
"All we know is that we are mighty happy," Mrs. GLENNAN said. Their son's full name is Thomas J. GLENNAN. The grade of staff sergeant represents a promotion from sergeant, heretofore his rank. He has been in the Army Air Corps since September, 1942, and went overseas a year ago.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


May 24, 1954

DIKES
Mrs. Alice L. DIKES, 89, died in her home at 1507 Dearborn early Sunday, 23 May. Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Ritter funeral home chapel, with Loyd Smith, minister of the Northwest Church of Christ, officiating. Mrs. Dikes was born May 16, 1865, in Concord, Ala. She was married 26 January 1882 to Will M. Dikes in Eastland county, Tex. She came to Lawton from Hastings in 1917.
Survivors include five sons, Tom E., Mineral Wells, Tex.; Luman and Fred, Hastings; Barney, Dardenelle, Ark., and Lowell, 2509 N. 17th; and two daughters, Mrs. Eula TUCKER, 404 H. and Miss Ada Dikes, 1507 Dearborn; and 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Highland cemetery. [paraphrased & corrected]
[Alice Louella was d/o Andrew Jackson BAGGETT & Delilah GLOVER of Robeson Co. NC, Bastrop & Caldwell & Stephens Co. TX.]
Submitted by Diane Bender exeline@erols.com


1959

DENSON, DAWES, AUBREY, COTTINGHAM, BIRDWELL, KELLEY, McCRARY, LAUGHLIN, COOTER, TRIBBLE, BARROW
Walter E. NIX, Former Sheriff, Dies; Rites Set
A former Comanche county sheriff, WALTER E. NIX, 92, of 614 Bell, died about 5 a.m. today at his home. Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Centeal Baptist church with Rev. Fred Wilhoite, pastor, officiating. Assisting him will be Dr. H. Tom Wiles, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Born March 2, 1867 in Burleson, Texas, Nix was married Dec.23,1891 at Granger, Tx., to the former Margaret Ann Denson. The couple came to Oklahoma following their marrage and homesteaded near Fletcher in 1901. Nix was elected county sheriff in 1911 and served two consecutive terms. He was later named deputy sheriff under George Frampton. After serving in that post, he was appointed district court bailiff here, retiring from that position in 1948. A decon of the Central Baptist church for several years, Nixwas recently named deconemeritus, a life-long title. Having retired from business, he and his wife had been living the past four years with a daughter,
Mrs. Fae Cottingham, 614 Bell. Other survivors are another daughter Mrs. O. C. Aubrey, 910 Arlington, a son, J.B. of 614 Dearborn, A brother, John of Fletcher; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Lawton Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Highland cemetery.
Submitted by Mary misti_67432@yahoo.com


May 28, 1949

Timothy DODSON Rites Are Held
Final rites for Timothy DODSON, 60, retired army sergeant, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ritter Funeral Home. Capt. John R. BENDER, Fort Sill chaplain, officiated.
Kenneth MYERS, First Baptist church minister of musci, was vocal soloist, with Jack BALLEW as accompanist. Bearers, all members of the Retired Servicemen's Club, were Tom MCARDLE, Frank CONE, Paul OVERBY, Karl HOLZAPFEL, Samuel OLIVER and Henry NEBLING.
Burial was in Highland Cemetery, where Chaplain BENDER presented Mrs. DODSON, the widow, with a flag; the traditional military honor. Mrs. DODSON came here from Columbia, S.C., to attend the rites. She was accompanied by her daughter, Miss Margaret DODSON, and a sister, Mrs. E.R. POAT. Sergeant DODSON, a veteran of more than 31 years in uniform, died early Tuesday in his room at 416-1/2 S. Third.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net

Date Unknown

Mrs. Caroline S. DODSON Dies
Survived by Husband and Two Children; Came to Lawton in 1901
Mrs. Caroline S. DODSON, 67 years old, wife of G.L. DODSON, died at the family home, 1208 I Avenue, at 8 o'clock this morning, after an extended illness. She had been an invalid for four years.
Mrs. DODSON was survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. Earl SIMMONS and J. Fred DODSON, of Lawton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary SMITH of Rushville, N.Y. and Mrs. Sadie RIGGS of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Fred KILPATRICK of Naples, N.Y., and other relatives.
The family came to Lawton in 1901 and has lived here ever since. Father Charles VANHULSE of the Catholic Church will officiate at the funeral, which will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Ritters chapel. Burial will be made in Highland Cemetery. Family friends were saddened to learn of Mrs. DODSON's death.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


September 10, 1954

Thomas H. GLENNAN
Thomas H. GLENNAN, 63, of 2715 Tulane, died suddenly this morning in his home. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. in the Lawton Funeral Home Chapel and services are set at 10 a.m. Monday in the Blessed Sacrament Church with Msgr. Ben HULSHOF officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mr. GLENNAN, a carpenter, was born Jan. 19, 1890 at Emerald, Anderson County, Kansas. He came to Lawton in 1915 from Pontotoc, Okla. He enlisted here in September, 1917, for World War I duty and saw service in France. He was discharged June, 1918, at Camp Pike, Ark. He married Fanny Ann STAMPER, May 15, 1918, at Ft. Sill, and has lived here since. He is a member of Blessed Sacrament Church.
Survivors include the wife of the home; three sons, Jack and Herrell, both of Midland, Tex.; and Joe GLENNAN, Kermit, Tex.; a daughter, Anna Marie GLENNAN, Midland, Tex.; four brothers, Jim in California; Pat of Rt. 4; Joe of Coalgate, and John of 1811 Euclid; three sisters, Mrs. Fred LAWSON, Elgin; Mrs. Fred DODSON, 204 Gore, and Mrs. Fred ZIMMERMAN, Casa Grande, Ariz., and two grandchildren.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


January 22, 1960

John W. GLENNON
Arrangements for John W. GLENNON, 63, of 1811 Euclid, who died Friday in a local hospital will be announced by Lawton Funeral Home.
GLENNON, born Feb. 1896 in Purcell, had been a resident of Lawton since 1912. He married Mrs. Enid Mae MOORE Nov. 11, 1933 in Drumright and had worked at Ft. Sill since 1940. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
He is survived by his wife of the home, seven daughters, Mrs. Walter HOWARD, Baytown, Tex., Mrs. Joseph DODSON, Columbia, S.C.; Mrs. George SPRINGFIELD, Edgewater, Md.; Mrs. Joseph WSZOLEK, 1202 Irwin; Ann GLENNON, Becky GLENNON, and Rachel GLENNON, all of the home; three sons, Richard, of Oklahoma City; Van, stationed in the Pacific with the Air Force, and John GLENNON, Jr., of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Kate DODSON, 1916 Oak; Mrs. Helen ZIMMERMAN, Manteca, Calif., Mrs. Mary LAWSON, Lawton; three brothers, Joe of Coalgate; Chris, Fort Smith, Ark., and Pat, Rt. 1, and 10 grandchildren.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


September 16, 1960

Patrick W. GLENNAN
Services for Pat GLENNAN, 78, six miles west of Lawton, who died about 10 a.m. Thursday in his home, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ritter Funeral home chapel. Rev. John Lundberg, assistant pastor of St. Barbara's Catholic Church will officiate and burial will be in Cache cemetery. Rosary services will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Ritter chapel.
Mr. GLENNAN was born in Waverly, Kansas, Aug. 21, 1882, and married Florence ZIMMERMAN Aug. 24, 1913 in Lawton. He came to Lawton in 1927 from the Dibble Community. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Catholic Church and the Pioneer Club.
He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Patrick GLENNAN, Los Angeles, Calif., and Kenneth GLENNAN, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Margie HARMON, Grants, N.M.; and Mrs. Irene McMICHAEL, Apache; three brothers, Jim GLENNON, Fresno, Calif.; Chris GLENNON, Fort Smith, Ark., and Joe GLENNON, Coalgate, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary LAWSON and Mrs. Kate DODSON, both of Lawton, and Mrs. Helen ZIMMERMAN, Manteca, Calif.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


January 17, 1961

Mrs. John GLENNON
Mrs. John GLENNON of 1811 Euclid, died about 10:55 p.m. Monday in a local hospital after an illness of about two years. Arrangements will be announced by Lawton Funeral Home.
Mrs. GLENNON was born April 17, 1907, in Myrtle Creek. Ore., and married John William GLENNON Nov. 11, 1933 in Bristow. The family came to Lawton from Medicine Park in 1935. Mrs. GLENNON, who operated a beauty shop, was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic church. Mr. GLENNON died Jan. 22, 1960.
She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Walter HOWARD, Brownsville, Tex.; Mrs. Joseph DODSON, Columbia, S.C.; Mrs. Joseph WSZOLEK, 2629 Santa Fe; Mrs. David C. HUGHES, 703 Columbia; Mrs. George SPRINGFIELD, Edgewater, Md.; Rebecca Jane and Rachel Eilen GLENNON, both of the home; three sons, Richard GLENNON, Oklahoma City,; A2c Lester Van GLENNON, Rushmore AFB, S.D. and John GLENNON, Jr. of the home; her mother, Mrs. Rosa Belle TURNER, Cushing; four brothers, Lawrence TURNER, Merino, Colo.; Curtis TURNER, Tulsa; Cobert TURNER, Miami, Okla.; and Gene TURNER, Sherman, Tex., and 11 grandchildren.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


January 18, 1965

Catherine B. DODSON
Services for Mrs. Catherine B. DODSON, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. She died Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas, after a short illness. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday in the church, Rev. T.W. DARNALL, pastor, will officiate at both services. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, under the direction of the Lawton Funeral Home.
Mrs. DODSON was born July 19, 1888 at Emerald, Anderson County, Kansas. She married Fred DODSON in Chickasha, Nov. 7, 1914. They made their home in Lawton all their married life. Mr. DODSON died in 1950. Last year Mrs. DODSON moved from Lawton to Emporia, Kansas to make her home with a daughter, Mrs. Stanley ROSE. She was a member of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. ROSE; two sons, Joe of Martinez, Georgia; and Sgt. 1C Chris, stationed with the Army in Munich, Germany; one sister, Mrs. Helen ZIMMERMAN, Manteca, Calif; one brother, Joe GLENNON, Coalgate, and 14 grandchildren.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


June 26, 1973

18-Man Team Probing Glennan Murder
by Mick TAYLOR
Some 18 local law enforcement officials have been assigned full-time to the investigation of the weekend murder of 81-year old Florence GLENNAN at her home seven miles west of Lawton. Claud BRANSCUM, Comanche County Sheriff deputy, said the entire sheriff's department is working to solve the murder, with assistance from the Lawton Police Department. "Mostly, we're just questioning people", BRANSCUM said of the investigation effort. "So far we're no further along than we were yesterday." The deputy said the probe is awaiting the return of fingerprints gathered Sunday at Mrs. GLENNAN's home and forwarded to Oklahoma City for lab analysis. The prints were expected to be returned today, after which they would be compared to the victim's prints. A number of fingerprints were found in the woman's bedroom and living room. Officers were questioning people today who may have seen the murderer's auto, but BRANSCUM reported no new leads.
The woman was found about 1 p.m. Sunday just inside the home's front door by two passing motorists who had experienced car trouble. A blood-smeared hoe handle and a 20-pound log are believed to have been the murder weapons, officials said.
Funeral for Mrs. GLENNAN will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Lawton Ritter Dalton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray WOOD, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Apache, officiating. Burial will be in Cache Cemetery. Mrs. GLENNAN was born Oct. 20, 1892 in Kansas. She was a member of Lawton's Business and Professional Women's Club and the Belleview Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons; Pat GLENNAN, Calif., and Kenneth GLENNAN, Colo.; two daughters, Irene MCMICHAEL, OK, and Margie HARMON, Arizona; a brother, Earl ZIMMERMAN, Missouri, and three sisters; Grace FREDERICO, OK; Rose MATHIS, Kansas, and Bertha Herndon, OK; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


Monday, June 25, 1973

Fingerprints Checked In Beating Death Here
Fingerprints taken at the home of an 81-year old woman found murdered Sunday afternoon west of here were being checked in Oklahoma City today as authorities hunted for suspects.
Mrs. Florence GLENNAN, who lived alone seven miles west of Lawton on the old U.S. 62 Highway, was found beaten to death shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday by two Cordell brothers who notified authorities. Comanche County Sheriff Paul ELKINS said prints taken at the scene will be compared with those of Mrs. GLENNAN, whose body was taken to Oklahoma City for an autopsy.
John and Robert STEWART, Cordell, reported finding the body after going to Mrs. GLENNAN's house for water when their car overheated, deputies were told. Deputies found an 18-inch piece of hoe handle and a 20 lb. log plank, both with blood and hair on them, that were apparently the murder weapons.
Mrs. GLENNAN was evidently struck as she entered her house. The body was found inside the fron door. She was last seen alive about 7 p.m. Saturday, according to ELKINS. A neighbor, who was not identified, saw her getting out of her car. She nodded and spoke to him, he told deputies. He did not see another vehicle at the house.
ELKINS said the killer or killers were apparently in the house and may have been in the process of burglarizing it, when Mrs. GLENNAN came home and surprised them. She was a saleswoman for a cosmetics firm and had made two calls in Lawton prior to 7 p.m. ELKINS said. Authorities first thought the murder occurred about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, because her wrist watch had stopped at 5:29 p.m. Mrs. GLENNAN's purse has not been found. ELKINS said it hadn't been determined how much money she was carrying.
Her broken dentures were found near the body, and a box of Kentucky Fried Chicken was inside the door, Deputy Larry LAFRANCE reported. A door on the north end of the house had been kicked in by her assailants, apparently to gain entry to the house while she was gone. The woman's house is three-fourths of a mile west of the Peppermint Club on the north side of the highway.
The bedroom of the house had been ransacked, according to deputies. ELKINS asked county residents who may have seen vehicles of any description in the area Saturday evening and Sunday to contact the sheriff's office.
Services for Mrs. GLENNAN are pending with Lawton Ritter Dalton Funeral Home. She was born Oct. 21, 1891 in Kansas.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net



June 8, 1986

Mary K. STAMPER
Funeral for Mary K. STAMPER, 83, of 1910 "B" Street will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Rev. Elmer ROBNETT, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. STAMPER died Friday, June 6, in a Lawton hospital after a brief illness. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under direction of Becker Funeral Home. A wake service will be a 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Charley WADE officiating.
She was born Nov. 7, 1902 in Lexington, Oklahoma. She had been a Lawton area resident most of her life. She was married to Jeff B. STAMPER who died in 1942.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice KELSO; a son, John "Buck", OK; a brother, Jim LAWSON, OK; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


May 31, 1983

Midland, Texas (Staff)
Funeral for Fanny A. GLENNAN, 83, of Midland, Texas, who died May 28, 1983 in a Midland nursing home following a lengthy illness, will be at 9 a.m. today in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Midland. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Lawton, with Rev. Thomas Stafford officiating. Burial will be under direction of Lawton Ritter Dalton Funeral Home.
Mrs. GLENNAN was born May 2, 1900, in Healdton, Oklahoma. She had lived in the Lawton area most of her life. She married Thomas H. GLENNAN May 15, 1918 in Fort Sill. He died Sept. 10, 1954. She moved to Midland in 1955. She was a bookkeeper and worked for several retail stores in Midland and retired in 1966. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Survivors include three sons: T. Jack and John Herrell, both of Midland, and Joseph B., Deer Park, Texas; a daughter, Anna Marie WILSON, Lone Grove, Oklahoma; a sister, Mattie OSWALT, Elgin; and nine grandchildren.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


April, 1987

Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Wessley MCMICHAEL

Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Wessley MCMICHAEL, of rural Apache, will be honored at a reception from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Apache First Baptist Church in observance of their golden wedding anniversary. Hosts for the event will be their children, Patricia Ann LINDSEY and Samuel Wessley McMICHAEL, both of rural Apache. The couple have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McMICHAEL and the former Patricia Irene GLENNAN were married April 10, 1937, in Lawton. They resided northwest of Lawton until 1941, when they moved to their present home southwest of Apache. McMICHAEL is a retired farmer, and Mrs. McMICHAEL was employed as a first grade teacher at Boone School and Apache Elementary School until her retirement in 1979. Mr. and Mrs. McMICHAEL are members of Apache First Baptist Church. Mrs. McMICHAEL is an active member of Boone Extension Homemakers Group and the Farmerette Quilting Club. The couple also participates in domino tournaments in Lawton and area towns.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson amwilson@brightok.net


The Following 1996 Obituaries were submitted by Seabolt of Lawton

1996

Virgil GREEN
Temple...Funeral for Virgil Rufus Green, 91, Temple will be Wednesday. Mr. Green died Monday. burial will be in Carter, OK Cemetery, under direction of Hart-Hyatt Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 22, 1904, near Sayre. He married Lida Lee BRODDRICK. she died in 1962.
Survivors include two sons; Marion and Willis; a daughter, Loretta Morgan; a brother R.E. GREEN; six sisters: Edna WHITE, Beaula PASCAL, Willa CRAWFORD, and Dorothy DAVIS, Della Marie OWENS and June SCROGGINS; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Edna BELL
Graveside service for Edna Leora RINEHART BELL, 89, Lawton will be Thursday in Davidson Cemetery. Burial will be under direction of Becker Funeral Home.
she was born June 21, 1907, in Phillips. She married Everett BELL on Aug. 4, 1923, in Coalgate. He died Aug. 31, 1987.
Survivors include four daughters, Mona Gail BELL, Shirla KOLLNEK, Joy Lynn CLARK, and Susie MASK; three sisters, Althea LANGEROT, Viola  NEELY and Christine RINEHART; two brothers, R.J. RINEHART and Doyle RINEHART; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Essie HARPER
Graveside service for Essie Mae HARPER, 92, Edgewater Park, will be Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery, Apache.
She died sunday in a Cyril nursing home.
Burial will be under direction of Crews Funeral Home, Apache.
She was born March 24, 1904, in Potts Camp, Miss. she moved with her parents to Ellsworth in 1911. She moved to Purcell in 1933, and to Edgewater Park near Apache in 1974.
Survivors include two daughters, Rat BEACH and Mary Lois SNOW; a son, Douglas; a sister, Dovie ADAMS; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Warren GRAY
Funeral for retired Sgt. 1st Class Warren G. GRAY, 68, Lawton, will be Saturday in Becker Funeral Home. Sgt. GRAY died thursday in a local hospital.
Burial with military honors will be in Highland Cemetery.
He was born March 11, 1928, in Brockton, Mass. He married Hildegard MAIER in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard W. and Kenneth G.; a daugther, Patti S. BRAY; a sister, Phyllis WILLIAMS; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Ruth FORBES
Vici...Former longtime Rush Springs resident Ruth Naomi FORBES, 84, Vici, died Wednesday in a Seiling hospital.
Funeral will be Saturday in Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel, Rush Springs. Burial will be in Rush Springs Cemetery.

Emelene MAXWELL
Altus...Funeral for Emelene MAXWELL, 79, Altus, will be today in Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. Mrs. Maxwell died Tuesday.
Burial will be in Hess Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Texas. She married George Maxwell in Texas. He died in 1968.
Survivors include a son, Ricky; two grandchildren.

Harvey GUNTER
Mountain View...Funeral for Harvey C. Gunter, 86, Mountain View will be Tuesday in Fort Cobb. Mr. Gunter died Friday in Anadarko following a short illness.
Burial will be in Hinton Cemetery, Hinton, under direction of Pitcher-Hackney Funeral Home, Carnegie.
He was born July 1, 1909, in Gracemont. He moved to Jamul, Calif., in 1942. He later moved to Fort Cobb in 1983 and Mountain View in 1987.
Survivors include three sons, James, Bobby Jo, and Billy Leon; a daughter, Shirley ann DIVELY; two brother, Gerald and Leland; two sisters, Verna PHILLIPS and Oneta OOLS; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Andrew BOGGS
Word has been received of the death of Spec. Andrew Boggs, 23, Lawton. He died Jan. 31, in a motorcycle accident while stationed with the US Army in Stuggart, Germany.
A memorial service was held Sunday. Burial was in Williamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR. Local arrangements were under direction of Huddleston's Funeral Home, Lawton.
He was born May 31, 1972, in Eugene, OR.
Survivors include his wife; a son, David; stepfather and mother, Paul and Ruth WELLER; a brother, Travis and two stepbrothers, Jerry and Jeff.

Ancil 'Jack' HARPER
Jacksonville, Fla...Former area resident Ancil J. "Jack" HARPER, 63, Jacksonville, Fla. died Friday. funeral was held Monday in Peeples Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial was in Jones Cemetery, Callahan, Fla.
Hi is survived by his wife, Shirley. a daughter, Sharon PHILLIPS.

Bob HARPER
Frederick...Funeral for Bob E. HARPER, 70, Frederick will be Friday. Mr. Harper died Wednesday at his home.
Private family burial will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Frederick Funeral Home.
He was born May 1, 1925, in Lamesa, Texas. He married Patsy PARK on June 10, 1948, in Frederick.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Janie, Lisa and Sara; a brother, Dr. Jack HARPER.

Pearl DANIEL
Fort Cobb...Funeral for Pearl DANIEL, 91, Fort Cobb, will be Tuesday . Mrs. Daniel died Saturday in Carnegie.
Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, south of Fort Cobb, under direction of Fort Cobb Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 12, 1905, in Fort Cobb.  She married William L. Daniel June 18, 1938, in Stroud.
Survivors include a sister, Naomi GEORGE.


December 3,1996

Gwenda LEWIS
Funeral For Gwenda Sue Lewis, 55, Lawton, Will Be At 11 a.m Saturday In Huddleston's Funeral Home Chapel With Jim Antwine, Minister, Carriage Hills Christian, Officiating.
Mrs. Lewis Died Wednesday In A Local Hospital. Burial Will Be In Sunset Memorial Gardens.
She Was Born Nov. 5, 1941, In Santa Barbara, Calif. She Married Harvey Lewis On June 2. 1962, In Warner-Robbins Air Force

Clyde BROWN
Funeral For Clyde L. Brown,62, Lawton, Will Be At 2pm Today In Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel With The Rev. James Goins, Associate Pastor Of Holy Family Catholic Church, Officiating.

M.E. BROWN Died Sunday South Of Lawton. Burial Will Be In Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He Was Born June 15, 1934, In Walters, Where He Grew Up And Attended School. He Married Linda Nichols On Dec. 31, 1965, In Lawton.
Memorial Contributions May Be Made To Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Classen, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73106.

Joyce GALE
Funeral For Letha Joyce Gale, 73, Lawton, Will Be At 10 Am Wednesday In St. Paul's United Methodist Church, With Rev. Larry Bauman, Pastor, Officiating.
Mrs. Gale Died Sunday In Local Hospital Following A Lengthy Illness.
Burial Will Be In Paradise Valley Cemetery, North Of Lawton, Under Direction Of Becker Funeral Home.
She Was Born March 26, 1923, In Irwin ,Iowa, Where She Grew Up And Attended School. She Married Tom Gale In 1963, At Fort Sill. He Died In 1981.
Survivors Include A Daughter, Debra Johnson, Lawton; A Son, Charles Carter Gale, Wichita, Kansas; Her Stepmother, Selma Cater; A Sister, Betty Stiles, Mcallen, Texas; And Three Grandchildren.
Memmorial Contributions May Be Made To Joyce Gale Nursing Scholarship Fund. Contact Laden William At 355-8620, Ext. 3750.

Margaret HART
Funeral For Margaret Jane Hart, 889, Lawton, Will Be At 2pm Wednesday In Liberty Heights Christian Church With Jerry Black, Interim Pastor, And Vernon Ripley Officiating.
Mrs. Hart Died Sunday Ina Local Hospital.
Burial Will Be In Sunset Memorial Gardens Under Direction Of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
She Was Born Dec. 19, 1906, In Lawton. She Married A.J. Hart On Feb. 8, 1938, In Walters. She Was A Member Of the Daughters Of The American Revolution. She Was A Founding Member Of Liberty Heights Christian Church.
Survivors Include Her Husband Of The Home; A Daughter, Diane Renfro; Two Sisters; Dorothy Farquhar, Bellaire, Texas, And Eunice Morris, Lawton; Six Grandchildren, Seven Great-Grandchildren And A Great-Great Grandchild.
Memorial Contributions May Be Made To Liberty Heights Christian Church, Lawton, Okla. 73505.

Peter CAMBIER
Memorial Service For Retired Staff Sgt. Peter Vanlare Cambier, 46, Lawton, Will Be At 1 Pm Wednesday In First United Methodist Church With The Rev, Danny Moss, Pastor, Officiating.
He Died Thursday In A Local Hospital.
Interment With Military Honors Will Be In Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Under Direction Of Huddleston's Funeral Home.
He Was Born Jan. 3, 1950, In Wiesbaden, Geermany. He Grew Up And Attended School Manchester,N.Y, And Framingham, Mass. . He Joined The Army In June 1972. He Served With The Military Police For 15 Years, And As Drill Sergeant For Four Years. His Awards And Medals Include; Army Service Ribbons; Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Third Award; National Defense Service Medal, Second Award; Driver Badge; Sharpshooter Badge,(Pistol, 45 Caliber); Marksmanship Badge(Rifle M-16), He Retired In July 1992 After 20 Years Of Service. He Married Laura Arzberger On June 1, 1973, In Wrightstown,N.J.
Survuvors Include His Wife Of The Home; A Son, Matthew Of The Home; A Daughter Vanessa Cambier, Oklahoma City; His Mother, Jacquelinne Audette, Framingham; And A Grandson.

Connie COOPER
Graveside Service For Connie Cooper, 46, Lawton, Will Be At 10 Am Thursday In Sunset Memorial Gardens With The Rev. Jerry Smith, Pastor Of Victory Family Worship, Officiating.
She Died Saturday In A Lawton Hospital Of Injuries Sustained In An Automobile Accident.
Burial Will Be Under Direction Of Hudddleston's Funeral Home.
She Was Born March 10, 1950, In Lawton Where She Grew Up. She Attended Lawton High School. She Lived In Stroud For Several Years Before Moving Back To Lawton.
Survivors Include Two Sons; Michael and Christopher; Three Daughters; Tina, Angela,  and Mary Cooper; Her Mother, Carmen Morales; Three Brothers; George, Martin and Phillip; Three Sisters; Sonya, Teresa and Delores; And Five Grandchildren.

Darrylynn GAMBLE
Graveside Service For Darrylynn Sheron Gamble, Infant Daughter Of Darryl Gamble And Tiffany Alexander, Both Of Lawton, Will Be At 1 Pm Wednesday In Highland Cemetery With The Rev. Leonaard Alexander Officiating.
Darrylynn Gamble Died At Birth Saturday In A Local Hospital.  Bural Will Be Under Direction Of Jefferson Funeral Home.
Survivors Other Than Her Parents, Include; A Sister, Olivia Thomas; Four Brothers; Cornelius Alexander, Reginald Alexander, James Thomas And Orlando; Maternal Grandmother, Sandra Alexander; Maternal Grandfather, Larry Bryant; And Paternal Grandmother, Sara Gamble.

Georgia LUCAS
Fort Worth, Texas-----Former Lawton,Okla., Resident Georgia M. Lucas,86, Fort Worth, Texas, Died Sunday At Her Home. Funeral Will Be At 10 Am Today In South Hills Baptist Church, Fort Worth. Graveside Service Will At 3 Pm Today In Letitia Cemetery, Near Lawton. Burial Will Be Under Direction Of Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens And Brumley Funeral Home, Fort Worth. Area Survivors Include Two Sisters; Jessie Overstreet, and Carrie M. Davis.

Hester SHEPPARD
Funeral For Hester Ellen Sheppard, 78, Lawton, Is Pending With Becker Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sheppard Died Monday In Local Hospital.

Etta WILEY
Fort Worth, Texas-----Former Hobart, Okla.,Resident Etta Mae Wiley, 86, Fort Worth, Texas, Died Nov. 27 In A Fort Worth Hospital. Graveside Service Will Be At 11;30 Am Wednesday In Hobaart Rose Cemetery, Hobart, With The Rev. David Leavell Officiating. Burial Will Be Under Direction Of Gish Funeral Home, Hobart.

MCARTY -Retired Sgt. 1st Class Harvey G. "Mac" Mccarty 61, Lawton 1 Pm Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

SCHMIDT -Danny 40, Mountain View 2 Pm First United Methodist Church, Mountain View.

SMITHMAN -Arlie B. "Polly" Smitherman 80, Lawton 10 Am Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

WORTH -Bettye Louise Taylor 67, Flecther 10 Am First Baptist Church, Elgin.


December 4, 1996

Hester SHEPPARD
Funeral For Hester Ellen Sheppard, 78, Lawton, Will Be At 10 Am Thursday In Memorial Chapel Of First Baptist Church With Dr. Gary W. Cook, Pastor, Officiating.
Mrs. Sheppaard Died In A Local Hospital Monday. Burial Will Be In Sunset Memorial Gardens Under Direction Of Becker Funeral Home.
She Was Born Dec. 6, 1917, In Lawton, Where She Grew Up. She Graduated From Lawton High School In 1936, Then Attended Cameron University She Married Rawson Cline"Shep" Sheppard On July 31, 1937, In Clinton. He Died In Lawton In 1992. They Lived On A Farm East Of Lawton For 44 Years.
Survivors Include Two Sons; Dr. Ernest E. Sheppard and Wayne F.; A Daughter, Patsy Ruth Holcomb; A Sister, Marie Gaylor; Eight Grandchildren And Four Great- Grandchildren.
Memorial Contributions May Be Made To First Baptist Church, 501 Sw B, Lawton, Okla. 73501

Johnny RHODES
Frederick-Funeral For Johnny Melvin Rhodes, 73, Frederick, Will Be At 2 Pm Thursday In Gish Funeral Home Memorial Chapel With The Rev. Charles Wyatt, Pastor Of First Baptist Church, Frederick, And The Rev. Kenneth Hodges, Pastor Of First Baptist Church, Davidson, Officiating. Mr. Rhodes Died Monday In A Norman Hospital. Burial Will Be In Frederick Memorial Cemetery.
He Was Born July 24,1923, In Pecan Gap, Delta County, Texas. He Joined The Army July 31, 1943, In Dallas. He Served In World War Two. His Military Awards Include; American Theater Campaign Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal With Three Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon With Two Bronze Stars; Two Overseas Service Bars, And The Victory Ribbon. He Was Honorably Discharged Dec. 15, 1945, At Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He Married Ava Nell Harness On Feb. 10, 1944 In Cooper, Texas. He Came To Tilllman County In December 1945. He Was Quartermaster For Veterans Of Foreign Wars La Verne Hamby Post No. 4936 In Frederick.
Survivors Include His Wife, Of The Home; A Daughter, Nita Gaye Dotson; A Brother, Jim Houston Rhodes; Two Sisters; Wilma Jean Mack and Rama Fay Duke; A Grandchild And A Great-Grandchild .Memorial

Frankie CRAINE
Cement-Funeral For Frankie M, Craine, 92, Is Pending With Jefferson Funeral Home. Lawton.
Mrs. Craine Died Tuesday In A Chickasha Hospital Following A Brief Illness.


December 5, 1996

Florence CHARLES
Carnegie------Funeral For Florence Elizabeth Charles, 69, Carnegie, Will Be At 2p.M. Friday In Pitcher-Hackney Funeral Home Chapel, Carnegie, With The Rev. Wayne Loftin Officiating.
Mrs. Charles Died Tuesday In Caarnegie Nursing Home.
She Was Born April 7, 1927, In Alden. She Grew Up In The Caarnegie Area And Graduated From Carnegie High School In 1944. She Married Joseph F. Charles On June 12, 1944, In Carnegie. He Died Feb 9, 1986. She Was A Member Of First Christian Church,Carnegie.
Survivors Included Two Sons; Alan and Alton; A Daughter, Mary Butler; Four Grand Children And A Great- Granddaughter Base, Ga.

Eula BENSMILLER
Funeral For Eula H. Bensmiller, 97, Lawton, Will Be At 1 P.M. Friday In Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel With David D. Bonner, Minister Of Gore Boulevard Church Of Christ, Officiating.
Mrs. Bensmiller Died Tuesday In Lawton.
Burial Will Be In Victory Cemetery, Victory.
She Was Born July 12, 1899, Near Turkey Creek, Oklahoma Territory. She Graduated From Victory School Andblair High School. She Married Clovis D. Walker On Jan. 12, 1922, In Atlus. He Later Died. She Married Arthur Bensmiller In 1980, In Homestead, Fla. He Died In 1989. She Was A Past State Worthy Grand Matron Of The Order Of The Easter Star.
Survivors Include Two Sisters; Beulah Spann And Marie Sumrall.

Reenevay WILLIAMS
Funeral For Reenevay Williams, 69, Lawton, Is Pending With Jefferson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams Died Tuesday In A Local Hospital Following A Lengthy Illness.

Goldie BROOKS
Temple----Graveside Service For Goldie Brooks, 84, Temple, Will Be At 1: 30 P.M. Friday In Duncan City Cemetery, Duncan With Rev. Lenn Murray Officiating.  Mrs. Brooks Died Wednesday In Temple.
Burial Will Be Under Direction Of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home, Temple.
She Was Born Sept. 20, 1912, In Fruitland, Texas. She Grew Up In Temple And Moved To Duncan In 1938. She Lived In Duncan Until 1990, When She Returned To Temple. She Married Clint Brooks On March 29, 1941, In Ryan. He Later Died. Mrs. Brooks Was Member Of First Baptist Church, Duncan. She Was A Member Of The Order Of The Eastern Star And Beta Sigma Phi Soroity.
Survivors Include A Son. Ralph Rylant; A Sister, Doris Jeffrey; Three Grandchildren And Seven Great- Grandchildren.

Clara PARKER
Funeral For Clara Parker, 82, Lawton, Is Pending With Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Parker Died Wednesday In A Local Hospital Following A Lengthy Illness.

Frankie CRAINE
Cement-----Funeral For Frankie M Craine, 92, Cement, Will Be At Noon Saturday In Cement High School Auditorium, Cement The Rev. Elmo Sherfield, Pastor Of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Officiating. Mrs. Craine Died Tuesday In Chickasha Hospital Following A Brief Illness. Burial Will Be In Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Under Directiion Of Jefferson Funeral Home, Lawton.
She Was Born Feb.10,1904,In Riesel, Texas. She Came To Cement In 1926. She Married C.C.Craine Sr. He Died In May 1969.
Survivors Include Four Sons; C.C. Craine Jr., Allen C.; William, and Sanford; Seven Daughters; Esther Lee Brown, Kathryn Clayton, Olivia Mcdowell, Willa Jean Reece, Freda Bell Howard, Laurine R. Smith And Alice Ruby Franklin; 168 Grandchildren; 132 Great- Grandchilddren And 25 Great- Great Grandchildren.


October 21, 1998

LAUGHLIN
Funeral for Lucille Fae Laughlin, 81, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tom Willoughby, First Baptist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Laughlin died Wednesday Oct. 21, 1998 in a local hospital following an illness. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
She was born April 18, 1917, in Lawton, to Hugh Wendell and Fae Agnes Nix Cottingham. She graduated from Lawton High School in 1935, and from Cameron State College in 1937. She married James Edward Laughlin on Aug.22, 1944, in San Antonio. She was employed by Brammers Studio. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Joann Laughlin, OK; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Dennis Pedersen, Kan.; a brother Don Cottingham , Miss.; a sister Betty McCrary, OK; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was poeceded in death by her husband in 1978, and a son James Walter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleo Craig Memorial Cancer Research Foundation, 5002 W. Lee Blvd., Lawton, Okla. 73505.
Submitted by Mary Pedersen misti_67432@yahoo.com


LYTLE
Elgin...Graveside services for Ronald LYTLE, 51, Elgin, will be Saturday in Fletcher Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Mr. LYTLE died Tuesday in Conway, AR. Burial will be under direction of Huddleston's Funeral Home. He was born April 20, 1947, in Fletcher to John and Johnnie LYTLE.
Survivors include his wife, four sons and a daughter; mother; four brothers; two sisters; and five grandchildren
Submitted by Margie Etter MEtter39@aol.com

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