Obituaries

Dianna Fay (Ashton) Alexander

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Dianna Fay (Ashton) Alexander went to live for eternity with her Lord on December 31, 2020. She lost her long battle with cancer at her home in Union City with her loving husband, Joe, by her side. Dianna was born to Clyde and Eilleene (Adamson) Ashton in Bakersfield, California on January 5, 1953. She lived in Arvin, California until the summer before entering the first grade when her family moved west of Greenfield, Oklahoma. Dianna attended Greenfield Public Schools and graduated from there in 1971. During her school years, Dianna was known for her skill as a basketball forward for the Greenfield bulldog team. As powerful as she was on the court, she is remembered most for her kind and gentle spirit. Dianna accepted the Lord as her Savior at a young age and in recent years was a faithful member of Ellison Avenue United Methodist Church in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Mona Marie (McAlister) Prickett

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Mona Marie (McAlister) Prickett, 81, of Canton, OK passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Countrywood Assisted Living Center in Kingfisher, OK. Mona was born the fifth child of Leonard and Lela McAlister on January 12, 1939 at Fay, OK. She grew up at Fay and graduated from Fay High School before earning her Masters Degree in business with a minor in home economics from Southwestern Oklahoma State Univesity in 1964.

Alveria Sowers McBee

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Alveria Sowers McBee, 94, passed away on Christmas night at the hospital. She was born to Lambert “L.W.” and Nora Sowers on January 17, 1926. She grew up on a farm southwest of Watonga. She attended Prairie View Country school to the 7th grade; then, they paid a fee or tuition to attend Watonga Public Schools where she graduated in 1944. She worked on the farm driving tractors and sewing her own beautiful clothes. She and her sister drove a heard of cattle from south of Canton to a pasture southwest of Watonga in one long day. Alveria acquired a commercial license and drove the family semitrailer, hauling a wide variety of cargo all over the state while her brother was injured.

Carlos Clio Coppage

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Carlos Clio Coppage was born February 25, 1926. She passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Davis, Oklahoma at the age of 94.

Bobby Dean Smith

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Funeral services for Bobby Dean Smith, 70, of Fairview, will be 10:30 am, Thursday, the time Bobby started his cattle sales, December 31, 2020 at the Fairview High School Gym with burial following in the Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Fairview Funeral Home Inc. Watch live at fairviewyellowjackets.tv

Alveria Sowers McBee

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Alveria Sowers McBee, 94, passed away on Christmas night at the hospital. She was born to Lambert “L.W.” and Nora Sowers. She grew up on a farm southwest of Watonga. She attended Prairie View Country school to the 7th grade; then, the paid a fee or tuition to attend Watonga Public Schools where she graduated in 1944. She worked on the farm driving tractors and sewing her own beautiful clothes. She and her sister drove a heard of cattle from south of Canton to a pasture southwest of Watonga in one long day. Alveria acquired a commercial license and drove the family semitrailer, hauling a wide variety of cargo all over the state while her brother was injured.

Mark DeWayne Lumpkin, Sr.

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Mark DeWayne Lumpkin, Sr., was born September 29, 1959 in Clinton, Oklahoma to JD Vernon and Osa Faye (Davis) Lumpkin. He passed away Saturday December 19, 2020 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 61 due to complications from COVID.

William B. Dromgoole, Jr.

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William B. Dromgoole, Jr. was born October 29, 1941 to William B. Dromgoole, Sr., and Elizabeth Genevieve (Coppage) Dromgoole in Geary, OK. He passed away Wednesday December 23, 2020 at the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 79. Willie graduated from Geary High School and attended vocational automotive school. He served in the US Army National Guard. Willie was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Calton September 22, 1965 in Watonga, OK and she preceded him in death January 21, 2017 in OKC. He started working for Ed Fancher Chevrolet and Becker Chevrolet. Willie and Patsy purchased the Geary Auto Clinic in 1974 and for over 40 years he was in business till he retired in 2014 and helped carry on the family tradition of broom making.

Donita Kay Ellison

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Donita Kay Ellison of Eagle City, OK left this world too soon on December 12th, 2020. Donita was born August 1st, 1958 in Thomas, Oklahoma to Kelly and Berna Dean Nordquist. Donita was a teenager when she found the love of her life, Michael. They wed September 3rd, 1976 and were married for 44 years. They raised two daughters together and went on to have five grandchildren. Donita spent the first 3 years of her life in Fay,

John Ross Loewen

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John Ross Loewen was born on April 3, 1947 in Watonga, OK to Victor O. and Elizabeth Loewen and stepped into eternity with Jesus on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the age of 73. He was a resident of the Watonga community his whole life where he was a farmer/rancher. He graduated from Watonga High School in 1965. After high school he attended OSU and SWOSU. He then enlisted in the United States Marines in 1966. He served in the Vietnam war from 1967-1968. He served as a radio operator and forward observer for the third marine division and fought in numerous battles including the Tet offensive. Upon return he married Jana Rae France on June 19, 1970 at the Watonga Christian Church. They celebrated 50 years of marriage this summer. Ross ran the Loewen and Sons Farm and Ranch, raising cattle and wheat. He accepted Christ as his savior in 1984. His children remember him as a hard working, loving, Christian father with many friends he considered family.