ENID, Okla. —
Dr. Theron A. Chick, 77, went home to be with his Lord Monday, August 19, 2013.
He was born August 11, 1936, at the General Hospital in Enid.
He attended school in Enid and graduated from Alva High School. He graduated from Northwestern State College in Alva and also had a Doctorate of Divinity from Mid-America Bible Baptist College.
He married his high-school sweetheart, JoAnn Cox, on August 25, 1956. They celebrated 57 wonderful years together. Dr. Chick loved his family. He loved and enjoyed his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved having family gatherings. One of his favorite holidays was Christmas! He enjoyed traveling abroad. One of his favorite places to vacation was Hawaii. He also enjoyed traveling in his motor home and visiting with his friends around the country.
He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of 9, and was called to preach at an early age. He said accepting Christ changed his life. He became an ordained minister on January 26, 1962. Dr. T.A. Chick was a pastor for over 50 years. He was a faithful and loving pastor at the Bible Baptist Church of Enid for 481⁄2 years. As a pastor, his heart and soul was given to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. His ministry was not his, but the Lord’s. He always exalted the Lord Jesus Christ in his life and ministry. He was unwavering in his service and was faithful to the Word of God.
Dr. Chick always proclaimed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, declaring the freedom that comes through Blood Redemption. His life glorified the Lord. He loved his church family, and loved missions and missionary families around the world.
Dr. Chick had great leadership ability and his mind was sharp with Bible knowledge. Countless souls have come to know Jesus Christ through his ministry. He had a love for everyone, even if it had to be a tough love with righteousness and instruction. Continually without anyone knowing, he would help others in need. Wherever he was, he would stop and listen to their needs and have prayer with them. He never met a stranger. Dr. Chick’s life touched many people, and he will be greatly missed.
Dr. Chick is survived by his wife, JoAnn of the home; two sons, Terry Alan Chick and wife Sheryl, and Theron Randall “Randy” Chick; four grandchildren, Travis Chick and wife Alicia, Korey Chick, Joshua Chick and Lacey Whipple, and Alexandria Chick; three great-grandchildren, Theron, Rilyn and Aria Chick; three sisters, Sandra Doman and Judy Stewart, both of Alva, and Lucinda Miller of Henderson, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rev. and Mrs. T.A. Chick, brother, Rev. John Chick, and three sisters, Patty Koehn, Cynthia Jones and Barbara Hurlbutt.
The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. today, August 22, 2013, at Bible Baptist Church, with Dr. V.L. Lindbloom officiating. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Bible Baptist Church Missions. Condolences online at www.andersonburris .com
(Submitted by family)
ENID, Okla. —
Dr. Theron A. Chick, 77, went home to be with his Lord Monday, August 19, 2013.
Herman Leroy Davis
Funeral service for Herman Davis, 71, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Lyle Buller officiating.
Burial will follow in Enid Cemetery.
Herman was born Jan. 29, 1942, in Clinton, Okla., to Herman and Berdeen (Hays) Davis and passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Herman graduated from Clinton High School and attended college at SWOSU in Weatherford.
Inez Mae Peters Viers
Memorial service for Inez Mae Peters Viers will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tom Pullin will officiate. A private burial of her cremains will follow in Covington Cemetery.
Inez was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Covington, Okla., at the home of her parents, C.D. and Inez Peters. She died in Enid, Okla., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the age of 93.
Inez Mae Peters grew up in Covington, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Covington High School in 1938.
Inez Mae joined Covington Free Methodist Church as a young child. She was quite active and played the piano, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society.
After high school, Inez Mae went to Central College in McPherson, Kan. She majored in education and teaching. She attended for two years.
After two years, she came home to be with her mother who was then alone with the death of her father in 1940.
Robert Dale Miller
Robert Dale Miller, born Oct. 16, 1951, in Enid, Okla., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Martha (McGann) Miller.
Surviving are his brother, Richard Miller of Dallas; his wife, Sheryl; daughter, Sarah and family; and son, Zachary and wife.
Bob attended Coolidge and Longfellow, graduating from Enid High in 1969.
Larry Earl Henderson
Larry was born Aug. 26, 1949, and passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Service will be at the Columbarium at Fort Sill National Cemetery at a later time.
He is survived by three children, Angela Goodman, Larry W. Henderson and Brian Henderson; five grandchildren, Chandler Henderson, Julie and Jeffery Glenn, Zackary and Adin Henderson, all of Hennessey; one brother, David Henderson of Edmond; and two sisters, Mary Fiala of Texas and Nancy Mann of Enid.
Raymond Buck Parrack
Graveside service for Raymond Buck Parrack, 96, of Waukomis, Okla., will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Calvin Cemetery, Calvin, Okla., under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville, Okla.
Buck was born Sept. 22, 1917, and passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
James E. Terrill
A memorial service will be held at a later date for James Terrill, 65, of Fairview, Okla.
James was born Sept. 26, 1948, in Wichita, Kan., and died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Enid, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and James Balding, and wife, Laura.
Frances M. Willenbring
Mass of Christian burial for Frances M. Willenbring will be noon Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Irwin will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Frances was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Enid, Okla., to Louis H. Willenbring and May Virginia (Roever) Willenbring and died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at The Commons.
James Edward 'Jim' Goddard
James Edward “Jim” Goddard was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Coffeyville, Kan., while his mother was visiting her sister. He was the son of Floyd Vernon and Bessie Eva (Knight) Goddard.
Jim was raised and attended school in Osage, Okla., graduating in 1943.
Shortly after graduation, Jim enlisted into the service of his country into the United States Army Air Corp on June 15, 1943. Upon completion of basic training, Jim was further trained in his specialty as a cook and in aerial combat as a tail gunner on a B-27 bomber. He spent most of his military service in central Burma and India, attached to the 51st Fighter Control Squadron. To provide better protection for the growing Allied offensive into north Burma, a forward relay station was established at Fort Hertz, Burma, on Oct. 20, 1943, and a fighter control center was established at Jorhat, India, on Jan. 8, 1944. This also helped to give more protection to American transport airplanes flying supplies over the “Hump” to China. Following closely behind the advancing forces of Gen. Stilwell, an area control center was established at Shingbwiyang, Burma, on March 13, 1944. Ground control intercept stations also were established at Titabar and Digboi, India, for the purpose of making better interceptions of Japanese aircraft. Sgt. Goddard often moved between these stations.
Ada Zeva Newsom
Ada Zeva Newsom was born June 9, 1917, in Major County, west of Fairview, to Earl and Hazel Slater. Ada grew up on a farm near Lone Mountain in the Gloss Mountains.
She was home-schooled by her mother, Hazel, for her first year and then attended the one-room school in Media, Okla. She attended high school at Cheyenne Valley, a consolidated school about 15 miles from her home.
She adopted her mother’s dream of becoming a teacher and entered Northwestern State Teachers College in Alva in the fall of 1935. She helped finance her education by working for the National Youth Administration during her freshman year for her room and board.
After two years and one summer term in college, she earned her one-year state certificate and began teaching at the age of 20 in a one-room country school in Fairbanks, Okla., where she was known as Miss Ada.
Raymond Dean 'Ray' Coulter
Funeral service for Raymond Dean “Ray” Coulter, 81, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Timberlake High School Auditorium, Helena, with his son, Pastor Len Ray Coulter, officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, near Helena. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 11, at the funeral home with family present from 6-8 p.m. Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
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