Obituaries

Tue
12
Dec

Kenneth Wayne (Ken) Robertson

1924~2017

Tue
05
Dec

George E. Sykes

George E. Sykes, 86, of El Reno Oklahoma, went to his heavenly home, Saturday, December 2, 2017. George graduated from Watonga High School and joined the Army in 1948. George served as an enlisted soldier with the 45th Infantry Division during the Korean War and an active duty Infantry Officer during 2 tours in Vietnam. He retired in 1991 as a Lieutenant Colonel with over 42 years of total service to the country. George owned the local Western Auto in El Reno and was a manager of several Finance Offices. In his retirement he advocated and supported many causes with the 45th Infantry Division Association, VFW, American Legion, Military Officers’ Association, E.A.G.L.E.S., and was an Honorary Chief of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for nearly 45 years, where he claimed his greatest achievement as a follower of Jesus Christ. George was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Sykes and Viola M.

Tue
05
Dec

Lloyd VanZille Hursh 1933~2017

Lloyd VanZille Hursh was born June 12, 1933 at Watonga, Oklahoma to George and Hulda Hursh and passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at the age 84. Lloyd grew up in the Watonga, Oklahoma area graduating from Watonga High. After graduation Lloyd worked for the WPA helping with the development of Roman Nose State Park, he then joined the United States Air force serving in the Korean War, stationed in Okinawa. After his discharge he began working for Beech Aircraft where he was director of logistics for 40 years. After his retirement he moved back to Watonga. Lloyd was a member of the First Christian Church in Watonga. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carol; one brother George Hursh Jr., and three sisters; Dorothy Powers Mayfield, Vivian McReynolds and Audrey Hursh.

Tue
05
Dec

William Nelson Goldsmith 1937~2017

William Nelson Goldsmith passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at home in Olympia, WA. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday. Bill was born on October 28, 1937 to parents William Walter Goldsmith and Bertha (Leming) Goldsmith. Seven years later he was joined by his brother David. Bill graduated from high school. He then took a year of Bible College before enrolling in Miltonvale Weslyan College and graduated from it two years later. He then taught elementary school for two years before going to LaPaz, Bolivia to serve as a missionary candidate for a year and a half. He returned to marry his sweetheart Mildred Ruth McGraw on November 24, 1960. A year and a half later they went to the Bolivian field, taking with them their infant daughter, Esther Ruth. A little over four years later they returned to the States where their son William John was born.

Tue
28
Nov

Brandon Wayne

Funeral services for Brandon Wayne Clyden, age 40, of Fairview, were held Monday, November 27, 2017, at the Nazarene Church in Watonga, Oklahoma. Burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery at Fairview, Oklahoma. Arrangements were by Fairview Funeral Home, Inc. Brandon Wayne Clyden was born September 6, 1977 in Watonga, Oklahoma to Gary and Opal (Denny) Clyden. He passed away peacefully at his home in Fairview, Oklahoma on November 19, 2017 at the age of 40, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Brandon attended Watonga Schools and was a member of the Watonga High School football team winning back to back State Class 2-A football championships in 1993 and 1994. He graduated with the Class of 1996. Brandon was an avid sports fan. He especially loved his Chicago Cubs baseball team and his favorite college football team, the Oklahoma State Cowboys. After graduation, Brandon went on to serve his country. He joined the U.S.

Tue
28
Nov

Eva Mae Johnson

1927~2017 

Tue
28
Nov

William Lee "Bill" Christensen

1938~2017 

Tue
14
Nov

Susan M. "Susie" Feagins Spurgeon

A funeral service for Susan M. "Susie" Feagins Spurgeon, age 52, was held Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Rusk. Visitation was from 12:00 noon up until service time, Monday, November 13, 2017. Burial followed at the Maverick Ranch Cemetery. Susie passed away November 9, 2017 at her residence known as the Maverick Ranch in Alto surrounded by her family. She was born January 9, 1965 in Houston, TX. Susie worked as a teacher, a paralegal and for the last several years as a Petroleum Landman. She graduated from Sam Houston State University and was Baptist by faith. Susie was a bright light in a dark world and she just wanted people to get along. She was pleasant in all weathers and never shirked a task. Her favorite time of the year was fall and she loved to cuddle up in a blanket with a good book. Susie was a great educator and was able to understand and put in exquisite English what people could not correctly illustrate with words.

Tue
07
Nov

Randal Ray McBee

1953~2017

Tue
07
Nov

Doris Lee Till

1928~2017

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