Obituaries

Marcella McDowell Akin

Marcella McDowell Akin was born March 25, 1920, in Mountainburg, AR She passed from this earth on May 16, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Marcella was preceded in death by: Her husband Robert Lee Akin Her parents James and Rosie McDowell Her brothers and sisters: Anna Wolf, Edith Dixon, Odessa Koelsch, Reuben McDowell, Daisy…

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Charles Cleman Cummings

Charles Cleman Cummings was born April 26, 1935 in Trousdale, Oklahoma to Virgil and Gurtha (Branscum) Cummings. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Roxanna Cummings; sisters, Doris Henthorne, Barbara Johnson, and Roberta Blackwood. He is survived by wife of 34 years, Marie (Wildman) Cummings; siblings, Kenneth Cummings of Emory, TX; Kathy Kelly…

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Donald Lee “Don” Young

Donald Lee “Don” Young, age 88, died peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Mustang on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born September 15, 1928 in Oklahoma City to Charlie and Alice (Jensen) Young. Don grew up in the Mustang Community and was a 1946 graduate of Mustang High School.…

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Obituary: Patricia Louise (Kalka) Cummings

Patricia Louise (Kalka) Cummings, age 81, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born June 19, 1935 in White Deer, TX to Edward and Rose (Kotara) Kalka. She graduated from White Deer High School and married her love of 47 years Kenneth Cummings in 1953 and together they moved to Greenville, Mississippi where Kenneth was…

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Jill Vaught remembered

Jill Vaught, 34, was a Mustang native, a life-changing teacher, and a fierce friend to many. She was bitten by the teaching bug early and followed the footsteps of her mother, Carol Vaught, who is a retired teacher. Carol Vaught said her daughter was a “shining light” and a “touchstone” to students. “That’s how she…

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Vencent A. “VA” Holmes

Vencent A. “VA” Holmes, age 80 died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 in the Claremore Veterans Center, Claremore, Oklahoma. He was born July 3, 1936 in Fittstown, OK to Benton A. and Sadie A. (Ashbrook) Holmes. Services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 in the Chapel of The Good…

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Deloris Faye Lassley

Deloris Faye Lassley, age 75, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 after a short illness. She was born May 12, 1941 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Henry and Thelma (Johnson) Unger. Deloris grew up in Oklahoma City and moved to Mustang as a teenager where she attended Mustang High School. After marriage, she lived in Duncan,…

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Martha L. Brooks

Martha L. Brooks, passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Martha was born Sept. 15, 1943, in Rogers, Arkansas, to Don W. Stilwell and Ita (Nealy) Stilwell. A memorial service was held Jan. 18, at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church with burial at the Benton County Memorial Gardens in Rogers, Arkansas, on Thursday, Jan.…

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Lila Irene Farmer

Lila Irene Farmer, age 89, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 9, 2017.  She was born Jan. 19, 1927 at Perry, Oklahoma to Earl C. and Bessie G. (Testermen) Hopkins. Services were Jan. 11 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang, with interment following at Grace Hill Cemetery,…

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Ruth L. Sellers

Ruth L. Sellers, age 84, died Friday Jan. 6, 2017 at her home in Mustang. She was born Feb. 28, 1932 in Marlow, to Leonard W. and Opal Mae (Rhodes) Roach. She grew up in Bray, Oklahoma and was a graduate of Bray High School. After marriage the family followed work in the Oklahoma Oil…

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