Area Obituaries

Ernest W. “Ernie” Collins

Ernest W. “Ernie” Collins, born in Sulphur, to N.V. and Mary Anderson Collins on February 15, 1937, and died on March 28, 2021. Collins graduated from Sulphur High School in 1955, after which, he married Delores Burright on Aug. 20, 1960, in Helena. He served our country in the U.S. Army, earning an Honorable Discharge,…

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Virginia Dare Murray-Smith

Virginia Dare Murray-Smith born June 27, 1932, in a train box car. She was born in Cleveland, Texas, where Dr. Leggett delivered her at home. Her birth certificate says she is legitimate. Whew! She entered into glory on Feb. 28, 2021, a resident at Burford Manor Nursing Home. A celebration to honor Virginia and A…

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Gerald Robert Riddle

Gerald Robert Riddle was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Davis to the late Bobbie B. and Geraldine (Strickland) Riddle. He died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Denton, Texas, at the age of 85. Gerald married his wife of 64 years, Juanita M. “JR” Riddle on Aug. 25, 1956. Gerald grew up in Davis, graduating from…

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George Melvin Lee

George Melvin Lee was born on Feb. 7, 1940, in a family residence around the Point Area of Arbuckle Lake in Sulphur. He passed away at his home on Friday, March 26, 2021. George was one of eight children that grew up in the Chigley area northwest of Sulphur with his large agricultural family. He…

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Sandra Louise McNiel

Sandra Louise McNiel, 77, of Mill Creek died on March 21, 2021. She was born to Cecil and Zona Cagle on Feb. 11, 1944, in Wynnewood. She grew up south of Sulphur and graduated from Sulphur High School in 1962. She later married Fred Kemper and they had two children, Kevin and Dina. She lived in…

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Royce Dale Flick

Services for Royce Dale Flick, better known as Dale, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Midway Hill Baptist Church in Davis with Pastor Willard McCartney Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the Dougherty Cemetery. Dale was born Feb. 19, 1954, in Sulphur, to the late Ralph “Squib” and Loucenda…

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David Wayne Drennan

Services for David Wayne Drennan were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2021. at the First Baptist Church in Davis, with Brother Claud Williams officiating. Interment followed at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis. David, better known as Wayne, was born Dec. 10, 1951 in Ardmore, to the late Clifford L. “Sonny” and Winnie Lucille…

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Suzanne Denise Brown

Suzanne Denise Brown of Sulphur was born Dec. 15, 1971, in Pauls Valley to Collis Jewell and Mary Ellen (Knight) Francis. She died March 15, 2021, in Shawnee at the age of 49 years and 3 months. Brown grew up in Arkansas and Southern Oklahoma, attending different schools. She obtained her LPN license from Mid America Vo-Tech.…

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Robert Eugene Ward Jr.

Robert Eugene Ward Jr. also known as “Bob Ward,” of Newcastle was born Nov. 27, 1954 in Danville, Va., to Robert Eugene and Janice (Yeatts) Ward. He died March 20, 2021, in Norman at the age of 66 years, 3 months and 23 days. Ward grew up in Hilliard, Ohio, where he graduated from high school…

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Ryan Elisabeth Howard

Ryan Elisabeth Howard was born Oct. 31, 2005 in Tulsa. She died March 15, 2021, in Sulphur at the young age of 15 years, 4 months and 14 days. Howard lived in Sulphur, Ponca City, then Moore, prior to returning to Sulphur a year ago. She was a member of the freshman class of Sulphur…

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