Obituaries

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Willa D. (Gregory) Rogers

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Willa passed away peacefully at home with her family on Aug 1, 2020, at the age of 86.

She was born Oct. 17, 1933, in El Reno to Walter and Elsie Gregory. Willa was the youngest of six sisters.

They were a strong hard-working family. Willa was very proud of her Oklahoma heritage and being an Okie.

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Bennie Douglas

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Graveside services for Bennie Raymond Douglas of Minco were held Saturday in the Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home.

Mr. Douglas passed away Aug. 4, 2020, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Tuttle.

Bennie was raised in the Tuttle community, graduating from Tuttle High School in 1949. He was an Air Force veteran. Bennie was employed as the road foreman for Amis Construction and also served as a Grady County commissioner as well as farming and ranching. He was a member of Minco First Baptist Church.

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Frances Doyebi

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Frances Harriet “Della” Williams Doyebi (Tdah Soy Hay - meaning “Green Eyes”) passed away Aug. 3, 2020, at the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.

Della was born in Lawton on June 22, 1928, to Frank Williams and Mary Saunkeah.

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Harold Carl Koebrick

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Harold Carl Koebrick, 86, of El Reno, passed peacefully on Aug. 4, 2020, at home with his family by his side.

Harold was born April 2, 1934, in El Reno to Harold H. and Margarette (McLaren) Koebrick.

His family all called him by his nickname, Biggie. He was baptized in the Trinity Lutheran Church at age 13. He grew up in El Reno, attended El Reno Public Schools and graduated from El Reno High School Class of 1952.

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Glenda Rose DeSantis

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Glenda Rose DeSantis, 69, was born June 4, 1951, in El Reno to Virgil Glenn Atwood and Della Amanda Scull Atwood. She passed peacefully on July 30, 2020, at her home in El Reno after a brief fight with colon cancer.   

Glenda taught art at Sacred Heart Catholic School and was the Director of Religious Education for Sacred Heart Catholic Church for many years before retiring. She received her master’s degree in art from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

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David Jackson Cook

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David Jackson Cook, age 84, of Oklahoma City, went home to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Oklahoma City. He was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Wickes, Ark., to Charlie Gerry Cook and Viola Evangeline Hicks.   

When David was 17 he joined the U.S. Air Force and after his service worked hard to graduate from college with a B.S. in Accounting and Economics. On July 22, 1960, he married Olga Darlene Frachiseur in El Reno. They raised six children together -- three daughters, Darla, Diana and Debbie, and three sons, Darrel, Darren and Donny. 

Kelly Curtis

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Funeral services for Kelly Curtis will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in the El Reno Cemetery.

A come-and-go viewing will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

 

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Jimmie Jack Smith

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Funeral services for Jimmie Jack Smith were held Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Okarche with Rev. Cory Stanley officiating. Burial was in the Geary Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton.

Mr. Smith passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at his home east of Geary at the age of 67. He was born Jan. 16, 1953, to Jack Wade and Jimmie Miller Smith in Watonga.

Jimmie Jack graduated from Deer Creek High School.

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Clifford Hall

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Clifford Wayne Hall was born Feb. 20, 1940, to Guy and Pearl (Ingram) Hall in Lookeba, and went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2020, in Oklahoma City.

Wayne graduated from Galena Park High School in 1958. On March 20, 1959, he married the love of his life, Martha McMichael, and together they had two children.

He worked 34 years for Anchor Glass as a machine operator.

Wayne loved the Lord and enjoyed attending church at Highland Baptist Church. He loved his church family very much and was blessed to have them in his life.

Roy Vincent

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Memorial services for Roy Vincent will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bible Baptist Church with Adam Pearson officiating. Burial will be in the El Reno Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Vincent passed away July 20, 2020, in Arkansas. He was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Tulare, Calif.

He was a Vietnam veteran and member of the American Legion. Roy was a furniture builder and remodeled houses.