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    Richard Darnell Taylor

    Richard Darnell Taylor, longtime Ponca City resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2019 at his home. He was 68. The son of Kenneth Doyle and Rose Marie (Bowker) Taylor, Richard was born April 1, 1951 in Pawnee. He grew up in Kaw City where he attended school. He graduated from Shidler High School in 1969. Following graduation he attended a beauty college in Tulsa. Rick’s work history includes employment in cosmetology in Tulsa, and later in Sand Springs. He returned to Ponca City where he owned and operated Rick’s Beauty Shop for 25 years. He then worked as an independent contractor. He had worked in the industry for 50. A proud…

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    Boyd Pendergrass

    Boyd Pendergrass Boyd Pendergrass departed this world and saw his Lord and Savior face to face on Sunday, August 25, 2019 and passed from this life to his eternal reward at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Salina, Oklahoma, with his family present. He was 92 years old. Boyd Clyde Pendergrass was born in Stigler, Oklahoma, on January 17, 1927, to Truitt Terrill Pendergrass and Flossie Elritta (Beatty) Pendergrass. He had three brothers, Bruce Harvey Pendergrass, Truitt Terrill Pendergrass, Jr. and William Nelson Pendergrass. On September 2, 1954, he married the love of his life, Lula Maude Shelton. They celebrated 61 happy anniversaries before Lu’s death in 2016.…

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    Tyler Baily Delay

    Tyler Baily Delay, Albuquerque N.M. resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at his home. He was 28. The son of Stuart Douglas and Becky Dorreen (Higgins) Delay, Tyler was born June 14, 1991 in Ponca City. He grew up in several areas of Oklahoma, Kansas Arkansas and Illinois. Cremation has been effected by Miller-Stahl Funeral Service. The family will host a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 in the Carol and Kay Sheid Community Center. A private family burial will take place at a later time in the Newkirk Cemetery.

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    Larry Alfred Smith

    Larry Alfred Smith of Ardmore, Oklahoma, died Sunday morning, August 25, 2019, in the Mercy Hospital in Ardmore at the age of 84 years. Larry Alfred Smith was born on March 24, 1935, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, to Chester A. and Lola Geraldine (McGuinn) Smith. He grew up in Tonkawa and graduated from Tonkawa High School in 1953. He furthered his education by attending Oklahoma State University where he received a bachelor’s degree. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31st in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cap McIlnary of the First United Methodist Church officiating. On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com.

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    Pamela Fresbie Hill

    Pamela Frisbie Hill Celebration of life services for Pamela Frisbie Hill, 63, Ponca City resident, will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ponca City, on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. with Dennis Zimmerman officiating. Pamela was born on November 22, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Phyllis Pulsifer Frisbie, and passed away suddenly on August 25, 2019 in Oklahoma City. She was raised and educated at Manteo High School, Manteo, North Carolina with the class of 1973. In 1973 Pamela was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and became a full-time minister. She married Mike Lambing. To this union, two daughters, Amy and…

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    Trenton Hayes Riff

    Trenton Hayes Riff Trenton Hayes Riff passed away Sunday, August 18th, 2019, at the age of 23 in Wichita, KS. He was born on December 15th, 1995 in Blackwell, OK, to Stephanie (Riff) Baker and James Cowan. At an early age, the family moved to Ponca City where Trenton spent most of his life. He attended Ponca City Public Schools and worked various jobs, including for Ponca city Sanitation, where he had been most recently employed. Trenton was very proud and had worked very hard to obtain the accomplishment of being forklift certified. He was always willing to help others, even when he himself had nothing. He enjoyed playing video…

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    Doris Mae Lawson

    Doris Mae Lawson, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Tuesday August 27, 2019. She was 93 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Beverly Jean Dunham

    Beverly Jean Dunham, resident of New York, passed away on Saturday August 24, 2019. She was 89 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Johnita Means

    Johnita Means, 79, passed away June 28, 2019, after a short illness. She was born April 15, 1940, to John R. Means and Eugenia H. (Munroe) Means in Ponca City. She grew up in the Washunga/old Kaw City area and resided in the Newkirk area. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Guy and Eunice (Jones) Monroe and Ruth (Conn) Nash, and a brother Eugene R. (Brother) Means. She is survived by a nice Julie Ann Means, three great-nephews Anthony, Austin and Andrew Means all of Ponca City and numerous cousins. She wished to be cremated. Graveside rites will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31…

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    Leroy Ray

    Leroy Ray of Braman, Oklahoma, died Sunday evening, August 25, 2019, at his home west of Braman at the age of 80 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

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    Una Marie Jones Beavers

    Una Marie Jones Beavers Una Marie Jones Beavers was born in Alton, Missouri February 13, 1926. She is the daughter of George Osro Jones and Ollie Bell Stotler Jones, the oldest of five children. Marie passed away on August 16, 2019 in Port Arthur, Texas at the age of 93. Marie’s family moved to Blackwell, Oklahoma when she was a young girl. It was in Blackwell she attended school and graduated from Blackwell High School in 1944. A year out of high school Marie married, her soul mate William Marion Beavers on July 23, 1945 in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The two of them raised three children, Ronald Kent Beavers, Donald Marion…

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    John Gorrell

    John Gorrell, 83, died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. He was born Oct. 28, 1935 in Ponca City to John and Helen (Hutchison Gorrell). Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Denison, Texas. Internment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.

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    Gary Ray Jones

    Gary Ray Jones Gary Ray Jones, formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 with his family by his side. He was 49 years of age. Gary was born March 25, 1970 in Ponca City to Gary and Cheryl Morgan Jones. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the Community Christian Church with Pastor Tom Howard officiating. Cremation will take place following services under the care of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City. Gary grew up in Ponca City and graduated from PO High in 1988. Gary has worked for several casinos in security. Gary also enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, working on…

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    Sharon Adams

    Sharon Adams of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died early Wednesday morning, August 21, 2019, in the Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City at the age of 71 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

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    Barbara Jean Dewberry Young

    Barbara Jean Dewberry Young Barbara Jean Dewberry Young was born on June 24, 1931 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to C. D. and Leola Harvey Dewberry. She was the sixth child. She was educated at Attucks School and graduated High School in 1947.  Barbara married Leroy Young on October 31, 1948 and to that union was born 4 children:  Barbara Lee, Mazella, Regina and Alan. As a small child, Barbara was baptized at St. John Baptist Church in Ponca City.  She took piano lessons from various teachers in the Attucks Community and played for the choirs at St. John for many years until she began her family.  She could sing well…

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    Joseph Arthur Reagan

    Joseph Arthur Reagan Joseph Arthur Reagan, 85, of La Grange, TX. passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 after a long illness at North Cypress Medical Center, Cypress, TX. Joseph was born in Wichita, KS. on Dec. 23, 1933, the son of Maurice Vinton Reagan and Katie Alleen Drummins. He was married to “his beautiful bride”, Ruth Sanders Reagan, and they had just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. Joe graduated from Pittsburg High in Pittsburg, KS in 1952 after becoming an All-State football player and helping his team win the state championship. He worked for Kay Jewelers then owned Reagan Insurance Agency, both in Ponca City, OK. He dedicated much of…

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    Erma Harader

    Erma Harader, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Sunday August 18, 2019. She was 90 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Glenda Gardner

    Glenda Gardner of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2019, in the Ponca City Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 83 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

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    Betty Lou Martin

    Betty Lou Martin Betty Lou Martin entered the gates of Heaven on August 17, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family, friends, and caregivers during her last days. Betty was born on September 2, 1929 at the family’s farm in Billings, Oklahoma to her parents, Mabel and Emil Back. She graduated from Billings High School and began working for Parkinson Tractor in Ponca City. She married the love of her life, George Glenn Martin, on July 16, 1948 in Ponca City. Together, they enjoyed 49 years of marriage and were members of the Grand Avenue Church of Christ and later, the Agape Church of Christ. Betty loved her Father…

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    Larry Dean Fultz

    Larry Dean Fultz Larry Dean Fultz, age 69, of Wichita, Kansas passed away August 17, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center, in Wichita, Kansas. A graveside ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Larry will be laid to rest at Blackwell Cemetery following the service. Larry was born on September 8, 1949, in Braman, Oklahoma, to Kenneth Chesley Fultz, Sr. and Evelyn Bernice (Marr) Fultz. Larry was a United States Army Veteran, serving during Vietnam. He retired from Beechcraft Aviation Company. Larry loved TV, photography and fishing. Survivors include his daughters, Jennifer Rich of Mulvane, Kansas, Stephanie Wornkey and her husband, Chris of Hutchinson, Kansas; son,…

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    James Don Judy

    James Don Judy, resident of Blackwell, passed away on Friday August 16, 2019. He was 81 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Mary Elizabeth Masters

    Mary Elizabeth Masters On Monday, August 12, 2019, Mary Elizabeth Masters completed her life on earth to go to her Heavenly Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 17th, 2019, at Central Christian Church, Enid OK. Beth was born on May 31, 1926, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was raised in Duncan, Oklahoma, where she completed high school at the age of 16. She moved to Enid to attend Phillips University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education and met her husband, Dr. William (Bill) Masters. Bill and Beth were married August 20, 1947, at Central Christian Church in Enid, OK. Beth…

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    Terri Elizabeth Hunt

    Terri Elizabeth Hunt Terri Elizabeth Hunt, age 70, died August 1, 2019 in Oklahoma City after a brief illness. Terri was born in Pittsburg, KS on March 25, 1949 to Kenneth and Rae Ferguson Hunt. She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1967 and Hillcrest Medical Center School of Nursing in 1975. Terri worked as a Registered Nurse until her retirement in 2012, primarily in the area of home health and hospice nursing. She had special certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. During her nursing career, Terri worked in Tulsa, Ponca City, and Blackwell. A voracious reader,Terri’s favorite books were mysteries. She made many counted cross stitch pictures…

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    Donald Edward Ailey

    Donald Edward Ailey Donald Edward Ailey, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was 77 years old. Don was born on February 13, 1942 in Depew, Oklahoma to his parents Leonard and Emma Ailey. He graduated from Tonkawa High School in 1960. Don married Kathleen Fields on April 17, 1964 in Blackwell, Oklahoma. After marriage, Don began working in city service in Oklahoma City until December 1976. Don’s family moved to Pond Creek where he worked at the Medford Packing Company, a company he owned with his brother. Shortly after, they moved to Medford where they resided from 1977 to 1999. The family moved to…

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    Dorothy Ann Campbell

    Dorothy Ann Campbell Dorothy Ann Campbell, age 70, of Ponca City, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday August 10, 2019. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 PM on, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Central Baptist Church with Pastor John Waterloo officiating. Dorothy will be laid to rest at Odd Fellows Cemetery following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Dorothy was born on March 2, 1949 in Ponca City, to Lawrence Gilbert and Dorothy Jean (Hoskins) Eaton. Dorothy was a Certified Nurse Aide for Westminster Village. She enjoyed playing Bingo, Bunko and card games. She loved going to the casino and…

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    Mary Lou Kleinmann

    Mary Lou Kleinmann Mary Lou Kleinmann died Saturday August 10th at her home in Ponca City, OK at the age of 68. Mary is survived by her husband Bill of Ponca City,OK, her sons Bill & wife Jenny of Overland Park, KS, Tim & wife Dina of Ponca City,OK, her grandchildren Payton Malcolm, Lindy Kleinmann, Emily Kleinmann, Joseph Kleinmann, a sister Georgie of Salina,OK, a sister Carolyn of Indiana, a sister Jacque of Tulsa,OK, a brother Neal of Ponca City,OK, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Mildred Russell, brothers Joe, Larry, Tom, & Tracy, and sisters Laura, Mary-Ann, & Catherine. Mary…

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    Darrell Ray Smith

    Darrell Ray Smith, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Saturday August 10, 2019. He was 61 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

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    Jessie Allen Jones

    Jessie Allen Jones Jessie Allen Jones, age 35, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away August 7, 2019 in Lindsay, Oklahoma. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Blackwell, Oklahoma. Jessie will be laid to rest with military honors at Blackwell Cemetery following the service. Arrangements under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Tonkawa. Jessie was born on April 26, 1984 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Merl Allen and Stephanie Lynn (Stephens) Jones. Jessie worked as a Disposal Operator at D & B Oil Field Services. He was a proud United States Marine Corp Veteran,…

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    William R. Williams

    It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) R. Williams announces his passing on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 76. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Sharan Williams, and his children, Karen and Gary Stewart and Michael and Lisa Williams. Bill will be remembered by his five grandchildren, Whitney Nicole, Kristian Stewart, Cobra Williams, Erin Williams, and Haylie Williams, three great-grandchildren, a sister Mary VanNess, a brother Harry Williams and Barbara, and a sister Elinor Perkins and Gary. Bill was preceded by his parents, Harry and Ruth Williams, a sister Katherine McCoy, a son Jerry Williams, and two grandsons…

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    Raymond L. Robinson

    Raymond L. Robinson of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at his home at the age of 56 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

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    Barbara Jean Cornwell

    Barbara Jean Cornwell Barbara Jean Cornwell, age 87, of Newkirk, Oklahoma passed away peacefully, at home with her daughter and granddaughter by her side on August 10, 2019. A graveside ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Odd Fellows Cemetery with Chaplain Justin Pickup officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Barbara was born, the oldest of five children, on September 10, 1931 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Ross and Ava (Smyth) Beattie. She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1950. She wed Gerald Cornwell on March 31, 1951 in Arkansas City, Kansas. . She enjoyed traveling with her…