• Broken Arrow

    Robert Black

    Robert Black age 68, of Eagletown, Oklahoma passed from this life on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Plano Medical City in Plano, Texas surrounded by loved ones. He was born on January 11, 1951 the son of Manuel and Mary Jo Black. He enjoyed hunting and hanging out with family and friends drinking coffee. What he enjoyed the most was fishing and motorcycles. Robert was retired from Tyson where he was a supervisor over the live haul. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Black and…

  • Stillwater

    Ross Cobbs

    Ross Melvin Cobbs, 88, passed from this life January 20, 2019 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ross was born to Ross Arthur and Anna Mae (Davis) Cobbs on June 27, 1930 in Kansas …

  • Clinton

    Darryl Hamblin

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 Graveside services for Darryl E. Hamblin, 73, Oklahoma City resident and former Clinton resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Clinton Cemetery.He died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in his home in Oklahoma City.Darryl Edwin Hamblin was born March 27, 1946, to Leon E. Hamblin and Pauline Mildred (Lawson) Hamblin in Clinton.He was raised in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1964. He attended Southwestern State College in Weatherford. He soon joined the Army Reserve in 1965 and served for four years.  He was married to Ginger Dee McClure on May 20, 1965, in Elk City. He soon started a…

  • Ponca City

    Karen Lou Banta

    Karen Lou Banta Karen Lou Banta, 67 of Ponca City, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at her residence. She lost her battle to colon cancer after 2 ½ years. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 218 S. 6th St., Ponca City, Okla. Pastor Truman Ferguson will officiate. A reception will follow at the Woodlands Christian Church following the service. Karen was born Aug. 31, 1951 to Jim Laminack and Billie Fox Laminack in Oklahoma City. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1969. On Sept. 8, 1985 she married Robert Banta in Las Vegas, Nev. Karen moved to Ponca…

  • Ponca City

    Gerald Dean North

    Gerald Dean North was born on Dec. 31, 1936, the son of Rev. Charles Henry and Bertha Lena Russell North. He went to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2019. He was 82 years old. Mr. North grew up in a family that loved and honored God, and he left a clear testimony of his faith in Jesus for his salvation. He was a faithful father and provider and lived an active life as the president and owner of his plumbing company. He survived a stroke for some time, but later had additional problems with a stroke. He then resided in the Norman, Oklahoma Veterans Center. On the 16th…

  • Ponca City

    Berkley B. Watts

    Berkley B. Watts Berkley Watts was born in Leslie, Ark. and grew up in Wichita, Kan., where he and his brothers had the responsibility of supporting their family at an early age. His career in the newspaper business began in his teens and spanned nearly 40 years with The Wichita Eagle-Beacon, The Oklahoma Publishing Co., and The Ponca City News, where he was Circulation Director and Assistant Business Manager supervising hundreds of carriers and circulation staff. While in Ponca, Berkley became Regional Sales Manager for Berkley-Small, a Scripps Howard Company specializing in newspaper vending machines and supplies. His area covered the western half of the U.S. While raising a family…

  • Ponca City

    Billy Joe Dilbeck

    Billy Joe Dilbeck, longtime Osage Rancher and cowboy was born April 11, 1939 in Pawhuska, Okla. to William Penn and Matte Elsie Newport Dilbeck. He was the middle child of their five sons, Leroy, Levoy, James, and Robert. He grew up helping his family work, sharecropping and picking corn with a wagon and team, then later in the oil fields, mostly in the Naval Reserve area. Billy Joe grew up in a time when children worked hard to help support the families and carried that work ethic throughout his life. He attended grade school in Gray Horse, Okla., and high school in Fairfax, Okla. He was tall, slim, and athletic…

  • Ponca City

    Maurita Grimm

    Maurita Grimm, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. She was 82 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.

  • Lawton

    Charles L. Dunham

    Funeral service for Charles L. Dunham will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2019 at Locust Grove Baptist Church, Elgin, under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.

  • Lawton

    DeVora Faye (Littles) Anderson

    Funeral services at Friendship Baptist Church, Lawton, Monday, January 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Billy D. Gaston, officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home, Walters, OK.

  • Lawton

    Lester Mayes

    Funeral for Lester Mayes, 76, Lawton is pending with Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Services. Mr. Mayes died January 17, 2019.

  • Lawton

    Terry R. Reffett

    Funeral service for Terry R. Reffett, 74, Lawton, will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Lawton with Rev. Frankye A.

  • Oklahoma City


    March 10, 1942 – Jan. 17, 2019 CHOCTAW Fern Rae (Jett) Hefley, of Choctaw, OK, passed away, surrounded by family, at her home on Thursday, Jan….

  • Oklahoma City


    May 7, 1935 – Jan. 17, 2019 EDMOND Floyd Everett Casto, 83, of Edmond, OK, passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2019, and went to live with his Lord…