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Area Obituaries

Latoye Dee (Roady) Eldred

• Services for Latoye Dee (Roady) Eldred will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Davis, with Brother Johnny Tonihka officiating. Private burial will be at the Green Hill Cemetery, in Davis. Latoye, known by most as “Toy,” was born March 11, 1957, in Wynnewood, to the late…

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Charlene Mae Graphman

• Charlene Mae Graphman was born March 15, 1938, in Cambridge, Wisc., to the late Francis E. and Elizabeth Sylvia (Hammes) Hartman. She passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in Davis, at the age of 84. Charlene and James Ramey were married in 1957. From this marriage were born four children, Benitia, Jimbo, Peter…

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Mary Carolyn Vineyard

• Mary Carolyn Vineyard passed away on Jan. 11, 2023, at 76 years of age. She was born in Coalgate, Ok., to Walter Lonzo Vineyard and Susie Steele-Vineyard on Nov. 30, 1946. She was preceded in death by siblings, Dale Vineyard, Buck Vineyard and Fern Dempsey, and both of her parents. Mary is survived by…

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Betty Ann  Slaten

Betty Ann  Slaten, a resident of Roff,  was born  March 16, 1939,  in Central City, Colo. to  J. V. and Sarah Annis (Woody) Henry. She died Jan. 27, 2023, in Sulphur at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 11 days. Slaten moved to Enid at an early age and attended school in Enid until her marriage. She…

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Alice Rae Collette

•Alice Rae Collette, 90, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away on Jan. 5, 2023. Alice was born March 19, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., to August Hughes and Alice Hughes. Hot Springs was home to Alice for the last 24 years, enjoying life on Lake Hamilton. She enjoyed hosting her children, especially her grandchildren and…

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Joe Ben Pirkle

•Joe Ben Pirkle was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Wynnewood, to the late Thurmond Benjamin and Madiline (Martin) Pirkle. He died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, in Durant, at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 4 days. As a child and young teen, Joe made his home is various places, due to his…

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George “Larry” Shellenberger

• George “Larry” Shellenberger passed away on Jan. 20, 2023, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born Dec. 17, 1940, to William Love and Ruby Juanita Shellenberger. He was the older brother to Ann, Don and Doug. His father was a farmer and he helped his father and family take care of…

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Doris Belle (Tucker) Vernon

•Doris Belle (Tucker) Vernon was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Wayne, to the late William C. “Bud” and Leona M. (Turner) Tucker. She died Jan. 14, 2023, in Oklahoma City, following a brief illness. Doris and Robert Lemuel “Bobby” Vernon were married on June 12, 1954. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1999.…

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Mary Carolyn Vineyard

Mary Carolyn Vineyard passed away on Jan. 11, 2023, at 67 years of age. She was born in Colgate, Okla., to Walter Lonzo Vineyard and Susie Steele-Vineyard on Nov. 30, 1946. She was preceded in death by siblings, Dale Vineyard, Buck Vineyard and Fern Dempsey, and both of her parents. Mary is survived by siblings,…

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Bailey Bob Durington

Bailey Bob Durington, former owner of Bailey’s Glass in Sulphur, was born April 16, 1953, in Mill Creek, to the late Bob and Betty Lou (Tipps) Durrington. He died Jan. 10, 2023, in Alex, at the age of 69. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation was entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home, Sulphur.

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