McClain County, Oklahoma


Maddox Parker Heck

Maddox Parker Heck, infant son of Leanne Heck and Jake Farrow, was born September 5, 2008. He passed from this life on January 19, 2009 in Purcell at the age of 4 Months 14 Days. Funeral Services were Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel.
Maddox is preceded in death by his cousin, Blake Couch.
Survivors include his parents, Leanne Heck and Jake Farrow; grandparents, Sandra Fogle and Jennifer Coates, Joe and Kathleen Heck, Rick and Kristy Brock, John and Kelly Farrow; great-grandparents, Bob and Mary Ann Fogle, Tom and Jean Heck, Mary Ann Johnson, Peggy and Curtis Hill, Ron and Janie Brock, Vernita and Willie Farrow; great-great-grandparents, Neil and Bonnie Grover; aunt and uncles, Alexis Brock, Michael Heck, Justin Farrow, Ross Brock; girlfriend, McKenzie Black and many other relatives and friends who will greatly miss him.
The Purcell Register 

Clarence Noah Hanger

Clarence Noah Hanger, 90, died Friday evening, July 6, 2007, in Sonshine Manor, Republic. He was born November 15, 1916, in Lugert, Oklahoma, the son of Noah Watson and Martha (Feasel) Hanger. Mr. Hanger served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was united in marriage to Jewell (Wells) Bowling in 1967. A market manager and meat cutter in Purcell and Norman, Oklahoma, for many years, he retired from Safeway Stores of Springfield, Missouri, in 1978. Mr. Hanger attended church for many years at the Clever United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Yvonne Farsoun; his parents; seven brothers, Charles, Marion, Philip, Halley, Verlon, Merle and Dale Hanger; two sisters, Mercedes Chavez and Marie Bland; and a stepdaughter, Nedra Sue Smith. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jewell, Springfield; a son and his wife, James E. and Pauline Hanger, Norman, Oklahoma; a stepson, Dennis Bowling, Springfield; six grandchildren, Jim Hanger, Jr., Norman, Oklahoma, David Hanger, Clarksville, Maryland, Steve Hanger, Noble, Oklahoma, John Farsoun, Knoxville, Tennessee, Rosemary Farsoun Smith, Oakridge, Tennessee, and Susan Farsoun Finigin, Knoxville, Tennessee; five step grandchildren, Lester S. Bowling, Pensacola, Florida, Darren Bowling, Dyersburg, Tennessee, Pamela Schaefer, Hurley, Missouri, Melissa Scott, Hurley, and Ronnie Smith, Clever; nine great-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Adib Farsoun, Huntsville, Alabama; a step-son-in-law, Donald Smith; a brother and his wife, Aubrey A. and Geraldine Hanger, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, Oklahoma, at a later date.

Maxine Sutton Hane

Graveside services for Maxine Hane, 83, Purcell, were held July 13, 2004, with the Rev. Patrick Mead officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Compton, Bob Barnett, Joe Ellis and Ozie Weaver. She died at the Country Tyme Assisted Living Center, Purcell.

Daughter of James William Sutton and Lola Newkirk Sutton, she was raised in Newkirk, graduating from high school in 1938, and attending college in Lincoln, NE., majoring in secretarial courses.

In Nov.1945, she married Arthur E. Hane. They lived in Blue Mound, Kan., and moved to Purcell in 1955, where she was financial secretary for Purcell Public Schools 19 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of Purcell First Christian Church and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, June 4, 2003; and a young daughter, Ann Marie Hane, July 16, 1962.

Survivors include one son, Lee Hane and his wife, Debbie, OKC; one grandson and one great-grandson.


Rhea Nemecek

Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma for Rhea Nemecek of Guthrie and formerly of Wayne.

She was born October 10, 1902 in Melbourne, Arkansas, she died August 22, 1999 at the Driskill House in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma. She was 96 years of age.

She married George Nemecek on May 13, 1921. They taught school in rural McClain County for 21 years including schools in Bryant, Ladd and in the Johnson District before joining the Purcell School system.

Mrs. Nemecek also taught two years in Pauls Valley and also taught at Marlow.

In 1979 she and her husband, George, moved to Edmond. After Mr. Nemecek died she moved to Tealridge Manor, but due to her failing health she moved Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Nemecek was preceded in death by her husband George, a son, Ted Nemecek; two brothers, Bill and Dean Jacobs; a sister Alma Hegwer and a grandson, Ted Nemecek, Jr.

She is sruvived by her sister, Eunice Johnson and a daughter-in-law, Betty; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Interment was in Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma.


James Charles Hackney

Funeral services for James Charles Hackney, 79, Purcell will be held today (Thursday), Aug. 24, 2006 at Wadley's Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Joey Howeth officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Wadley's Funeral Service in Purcell.
Mr. Hackney died Aug. 20, 2006 at Norman Regional Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1927 in Purcell, the son of William D. and Lou Ada (Hall) Hackney. He attended Goins School and had lived in Purcell all his life.
Mr. Hackney married Susie Pearl Peltier Nov. 29, 1950 in Purcell.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Hackney was a welder for Beckham Catepillar, a carpenter and laborer.
He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Susie; one son, Chuck Hackney; one daughter, Jimmie Sue Hackney; three brothers, John Hackney, Joe Hackney and Ed Hackney and one sister, Noveline Hackney.
Survivors include one brother, Tommy Hackney of Purcell; four sisters, Betty Vaughn, Cordelia Estes and Hazel Arnold, all of Purcell, and Imogene Sawyer of Enid; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Johnny Vaughn, Steve Vaughn, Jamie Morris, Donnie Morris, Quinton Robinson, Anson Alexander and Carroll Mainord.

Jimmie Albert Hamm

Funeral services for Jimmie Albert Hamm, 69, of Lexington will be held today (Thursday) Feb. 13, 2003 at Wadley's Funeral Service Chapel with Tom Smith and Jerry Holman officiating. Services will be under the direction of Wadley's Funeral Service.
Mr. Hamm died Feb. 10, 2003 at his home in Lexington.
He was born April 10, 1933 at Agra, the son of Leland Albert and Jane Elizabeth Sparks Hamm. He was reared in the Agra/Lexington area, coming to Lexington in 1939.
Mr. Hamm married Gladys Farrow April 1951. She preceded him in death in 1989.
He married Carl Jean Bowen July 28, 1990 in Lexington.
Mr. Hamm was a carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Union and the General Assembly and Church of the First Born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Frona Idlett, Annis Hayles and Carolyn Skinner; four brothers, Wesley Wright Hamm, Samuel Eugene Hamm, Joe Hamm and Leland Alfred Hamm and a grandson, Gregory Wayne Crumbley.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Jean Hamm, of the home; five sons, James Kenneth Hamm of the home, Johnny Murl Hamm and his wife, Angella, and Jerry Albert Hamm and his wife, Annette, all of Lexington, and Joe Bowen and his wife, Sonya, and Jason Bowen, all of Hillsdale; six daughters, Kathryn Rodgers and Marilyn Hamm, both of Lexington, Imogene Crumbley and her husband, Tim, of Purcell, Margaret Corter and her husband, Tom, of Harrah, Donna Jean Doyle of Enid and Linda Beth Bowen of Hillsdale; three brothers, Lonnie Hamm and his wife, Louise, of Eugene, Ore., Marvin Hamm and his wife, Edda Faye, of Lexington and Harold Hamm and his wife, Sue Ann, of Enid; three sisters, Clara Harper of Purcell, Lois Penrod of Parkland and Fannie Holder and her husband, Harold, of Lexington; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Matt Hamm, Jeremy Hamm, Mitchell Corter, Jimmy Don Vaughn, Tom Smith and Eric Corter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Corter, Jared Rogers, John McBride, Trever McBride, Jordan Bowen, Tyrell McBride, Jeron Hamm, Jason Hamm and Joe Bowen.

Brian Scott 'Bubba' George

Brian Scott 'Bubba' George was born July 18th, 1977 in Midwest City, OK to Scott and Tammy George. He attended high school at Carl Albert High and Rose State College until his health failed. Brian left this world on May 13th, 2004. His little body was just too tired to keep fighting this horrible disease that took him from us. Although his body was frail, his spirit was strong and we are waiting for the day when we will all be together again. We also know that his strong spirit was passed on to his precious son Zachary. Brian was preceded in death by a daughter Darian George, grandmother Janice Hoggard and great grandparents John & Zelpha Cobb, and Tom & Pearl Hoggard. He is survived by son Zachary George (Midwest City), parents Scott & Tammy George (Midwest City), brother Timmy George & wife Jessica (Spencer), sisters: Amber Curling & husband Justin (Choctaw), Jennifer Wright & husband John (Midwest City), Robyn George (Midwest City), grandfather Tommy Hoggard (Papa) & wife Sharron (Del City), grandmother June Vickers (Del City) and nieces Gracie Wright (Midwest City) and Abbigail Curling (Choctaw) also many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and all his riding buddies. Brian loved life and his family. Being the oldest of 5 children, he tried to always take care of everyone and everything. He loved taking road trips on his motorcycle and racing his 65 Chevy Nova. He loved cooking, playing softball, OSU football, fishing and golf. Brian was a mechanic by trade. Brian and his brother and sisters were the best of friends and were always together.

Velda Gee

PURCELL, Okla. - Velda Gee, 79, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Emmanuel Baptist Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery by Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gee was born April 9, 1927, in Vinson to Everett Albert and Dora Ethel Spurlin Trench. She married Emory Fain Gee on Jan. 3, 1949, in Wellington, Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Emory; a son, Bobby Gee of Purcell; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Carroll June Sampier of Hollis and Jackie Howard of Mangum.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 20, 2006

Emory Gee

PURCELL, Okla. - Emory Gee, 81, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Emmanuel Baptist Church in Purcell with the Rev. Dennis Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery by Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mr. Gee was born June 29, 1925, in Hollis to Ernest and Gusta Lowe Gee. He and his wife, Velda, moved to Amarillo in 1958, where he worked as a carpenter for 15 years, then owned and operated a local wholesale produce business.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Gee of Purcell; two grandsons; and three sisters, Gracie Lack of Amarillo, Ernestine Orr of Borger, Texas, and Helen Ady of Fort Worth, Texas.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 20, 2006

Barbara Olene Fry

Shawnee News-Star:
July 7, 2005:

Konawa resident Barbara Olene Fry, 89, died Tuesday, July 5, at Jan Francis Care Center, Ada.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, with the Rev. Charley Henthorn officiating. Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa is directing arrangements.

Vernon F. Fountain

Shawnee News-Star:
August 30. 2006:

Shawnee resident Vernon F. Fountain, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Oklahoma City.
The family will be at Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday to receive friends.

Service will be noon Friday at Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Other information is pending and will be announced.

Sarah Jane White-Flippo

Sarah Jane White-Flippo was raised by William Robert & Mary Flippo-Roselius. She was born in Tipton Co., Tennessee and moved to Noble Co. Oklahoma (then Indian territory) in the 1880's). She met and fell in love with Urias Headen Flippo (Mary Roselius's cousin) they married in Norman, OK on August 16, 1896. They had 10 children together, daughters Ima, Pernie, Sylvia, twins Linnie & Winnie, Daisy, and Ruby, Sons Lester, John, and Ben. Sarah and Urias settled first in Detroit, Red River Co., Texas and later in Happy, Swisher Co., Texas. Sarah was a god fearing woman and talented poetress. She wrote numerous poems and stories for her children and grandchildren. After the death of Urias, in 1941, Sarah lived with her daughter Winnie in Purcell, McClain Co., Oklahoma. Sarah passed away in 1967 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, OK. 

Troy Daniel Guy

Troy Daniel Guy was born February 8, 1985 in Merced, California to Mary (Frazier) and David Guy.
Troy was currently serving in the Air National Guard in medical logistics. He was employed by Craige Hendricks as an electrician. Troy has lived in Newcastle for the past ten years moving from Lousiana. He was a member of the Church of the First Born in Newcastle and enjoyed wake boarding, and bicycling. Troy’s greatest pleasure in life was hanging out with his fiancee, Micah.
He passed away May 24, 2006 at 21 years of age.
Survivors include his fiancee, Micah Prosser; parents, David Guy of Milligan, Florida, Mary Guy and Henry Warden both of Newcastle; step brothers Christopher Krites of Crestview, Florida, Henry Warden, Jr. of Merced, California; sisters Krystal Guy of Newcastle, Lindsay Warden of Newcastle; grandmother Mary Frazier of Crestview, Florida; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Newcastle. Brother Gary Evans officiated with interment held in the Blanchard Cemetery. Arrangements made by Eisenhour Funeral Home, Blanchard.


Harold D. Leighton

Harold D. Leighton, 82, of Blanchard, Okla., received his wings on Jan. 30, 2007 after a brief illness.
He was born in Cushing, Okla., Feb. 9, 1924 to Harold Dale Leighton, Sr. and Ada Blanche Lathers Leighton. Harold grew up in Stillwater with his siblings James, Virginia and Mary.
Drafted in the U.S. Army in 1943, he served in artillery in England, France, Belgium and Germany. At the end of World War II he took a break from the service. In 1947 he continued his career in the Army, stationed 16 years in Germany, eight years in Ft Bliss, Texas and serving two tours in Vietnam. After 26 years he retired in 1971 as a Sergeant First Class.
In 1973 he started working again and went to work at the Oil Center and later the Medical Tower in Oklahoma City, retiring again in 1989.
Harold was married to Susanne Krifka of Germany for 10 years and together they had two sons.
On Aug. 31, 1973, Harold married Esther Hutchinson and with this union brought two families together. Harold and Esther lived in Oklahoma City for three years and moved to the Newcastle-Blanchard area in 1976.
He accepted Jesus as his Savior and was a born again Christian.
Throughout his life, Harold enjoyed gardening, tinkering around the home, reading and collecting war memorabilia.
He will be remembered as a good husband, a loving dad and grandpa, a wonderful uncle and a good friend and neighbor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James; and two sisters, Virginia and Mary.
He is survived by his loving wife, Esther of 33 years of the home in Blanchard; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Birgit Leighton of Oakland, Calif. and Bill and Janyce Leighton of Oklahoma City; two stepsons and wives, Dannie and Priscilla Hutchinson of Neodesha, Kan. and Chilles and Brenda Hutchinson of Newcastle; one brother, Ben Leighton and wife Amy of Okeechobee, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Lillian Leighton of Choctaw; nine grandkids; 14 great-grandkids, numerous nephews and nieces; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at the Christian Life Assembly of God in Newcastle. Officiating was Rev. Chilles Hutchinson. Memories by family. Pallbearers were Dannie Lynn Hutchinson, Jr., Donnie Lynn Hutchinson, Michael Tieu, Michael Robertson, Justin McVay and David George. Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandkids. Arrangements are by Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Newcastle.

Mary Nell “Byerly” Stuckey

Mary Nell Stuckey, 71, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 24, 2007.
She was born Sept. 6, 1935 in Kilgore, Texas to Estelle and James Doyle Byerly. Mary married James Dewey Stuckey on March 7, 1955, enjoying 52 years of marriage.
Mary had a strong Christian faith through her lifetime and enjoyed her family very much. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Jim (James) Stuckey; daughter, Susan Ford and husband John of Newcastle, Okla.; son, Brad Stuckey and wife Anissa of Tuttle, Okla.; and three grandchildren, Brandon Harris and wife Amanda; and Allison and Julia Stuckey.
She is also survived by her mother, Estelle Byerly, Atlanta, Texas; and her sister, Sylvia Combest, Atlanta, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Doyle Byerly; and her granddaughter, Brandi Harris.
The family would like to thank Dr. Russell Postier, and Russell-Murray Hospice for their wonderful care.
Open viewing is available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard, Okla.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2007 at True Oak Fellowship, 20 Worley Creek Dr., Tuttle, Okla. with interment following at Blanchard Cemetery in Blanchard under the direction of Pastor Ben Reid. 

Joe Gilbert Estes

Joe Gilbert Estes was born to Evelyn (Moats) and James Monroe Estes on August 24, 1924 in Atoka, Oklahoma.
He attended school in Olney and served in the United States Navy during World War II on the carrier USS Saratogo. Joe was employed as a supervisor by the Oklahoma City Water Department. He moved from Oklahoma City to Tuttle in 1974 and attended Tuttle Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed raising, training and trading mules.
Joe passed away July 9, 2008 at 83 years of age.
Survivors include his son, Timothy (Tim) Merle Estes, of Lewisville, Texas; daughters, Lydia Ann Baird and her husband, Phillip of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Nancy Jo Francis of Moore; grandchildren, Trevor Jordan, James Jordan, III, Nathan Baird, Captain Garry Francis, II, Larrissa Sugg, Robert Estes, Jr; great grandchildren, Jacob Jordan, Conner Jordan, Alex Jordan, Katherine Jordan, Jaylon Baird, Jessica Jordan, Lauren Roubicek, Will Roubicek; brother, Harold Estes and his wife, Margaret, of Lehigh, Oklahoma; sisters, Reba Eddings and her husband, Clifford, of Coalgate, Virginia Rickard of Ada, June Elliot of Hugo, Mary Yother of Coalgate, Norma Maynes of Streetman, Texas; numerous other relatives and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, by two wives, Dolores Ann Estes, and Regina Nadine Estes, four brothers, three sisters, three children, Robert, Roger and Gaylene Estes, two grandchildren, Jay Jordan and John Rosson.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2008 at the Eisenhour Chapel in Blanchard. Reverend Larry Harris officiated with interment held in the Blanchard Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Eisenhour Funeral Home, Blanchard.

Pearl Lee Puckett

Dec. 15, 1904 - May 17, 2006

Pearl Lee Puckett, 101, died May 17, 2006.

Friends and family members celebrated her life at 1a.m. Saturday, May 20, a the Trinity Holiness Church in

Blanchard. The Rev. Lendell Birdsong officiated and burial was in the Blanchard Cemetery. Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard made the arrangements.

Puckett was born the daughter of Myrtle (Turner) and Dave Lewis on Dec. 15, 1904, in Stuart, Oklahoma. She was the third child of 10 children.

Pearl was a lifetime resident of Blanchard and graduated from Blanchard High School in 1928. She owned and operated Pearl’s Laundry and was a member of the Trinity Holiness Church in Blanchard.

Pearl’s greatest enjoyment was her church, church family, and visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed sitting on the porch swing and visiting with friends.

Survivors include her grandchildren Richard Penn and wife Paula of Oklahoma City; Gloria Preston of Clairmont, Texas; Paul Lowry and wife Kay of Blanchard; Sherry Stanton and husband Danny of Shallowater, Texas; Larry Lowry of Oklahoma City; nine great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul F. (Honey) Puckett; daughters Myrtle Anna Penn and Betty Lowry; six brothers and three sisters, Port, Pate, Paul, Pershing.

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