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Area Obituaries

Patricia June Byrd Cobb

Surrounded by her family and long-time caregivers, Patricia June Byrd Cobb passed on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at the age of 91. She was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Ardmore to Elbert Wayne Byrd and Clara Holt Byrd and became elder sister to Elbert Wayne Byrd, II—whom, in an early demonstration of her presence, she…

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Carlton Dean Beesley

Carlton Dean Beesley, better known as Dean, was born Oct. 2, 1951, in Roff, to the late Carlton Leon and Margaret Alice (Baldwin) Beesley. He died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Ardmore, at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 18 days. Dean and the former Kathy Lynn Massingill were married on Feb. 19,…

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Charles Ray Eddington

Charles Ray Eddington 83, of Davis, Okla., passed away on Thursday Jan. 20, 2022, at the Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan. He was born on June 19, 1938, in Cumberland, Okla., to the late Raymond Eddington and Gracie Lorene Luker Eddington. Charles was raised in Cumberland and graduated from Madill High School in 1956. He attended 2 years…

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Jewell Lorna (Combs) Coffey

Jewell Lorna (Combs) Coffey was born on Aug. 12, 1958, in Kingman, Kan. to Virgil and Lorna Combs. She departed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Davis, at the age of 63, following a two-year battle with ALS. Jewell married the love of her life, Jimmy “Bo” Coffey, on June 22, 1979.…

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Velma (Noland) Decker

Funeral services for , of Oklahoma City, will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Velma was born April 12, 1931, at Wynnewood View, to the late Walter Earl and Margaret (Hicks) Noland. She died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Oklahoma City,…

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Caren Louise Bates

Caren Louise Bates, a resident of Sulphur was born June 27, 1939, in Ellis, Kan. to Oswald and Elizabeth (Lashell)  Deutscher.  She died Jan. 21, 2022, in Sulphur at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 24 days. Bates grew up in Ellis. Kansas where she graduated from High School. She was a graduated of…

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Judy Kay Lemmings

Judy Kay Lemmings of Temple was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Sulphur, Okla., to Carl and Lillie (Roberson) Billings. She died Jan. 21, 2022, in Temple at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 24 days. Lemmings lived in this area most of her life. She graduated from Roff High School, where she played basketball and…

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Richard Dale Nanney

Richard Dale Nanney was born Nov. 6, 1953, and he entered eternal rest on Jan. 16, 2022, at the age of 68. Richard was born in Sulphur and raised in the Mill Creek. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, gardening, working around…

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Nicky Dean Watson

Nicky Dean Watson of Sulphur was born March 19, 1944, in Sulphur, Okla., to Dennis Flynn and Rosa Lee (Bunn) Watson. He died Jan. 13, 2022, in Sulphur at the age of 77, years, 9 months and 24 days. Watson lived in Sulphur all of his life, where he attended Sulphur School. He worked as a handyman in…

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Mamie Louise Eddy

Services for Mamie Louise Eddy were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at the Sandy Baptist Church, with Pastor Willard McCartney Jr. officiating. Mamie was born March 13, 1946, in Lawton. She died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Ada, at the age of 75 years, 9 months and 19 days. She and Charlie…

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