ENID, OK — GREGG, Charles, 76, formerly of Longdale. Service pending with Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
De was born June 2, 1926, in Medford, the son of George Alexander and Myrtle Biby Hamilton. De graduated from Gore High School. He entered the U.S. Navy on July 3, 1944 and was discharged on June 13, 1946. After De returned to Medford, he and Emma Jean Carrier were married on Sept. 29, 1946, in Nash. De worked as a butcher and retired in 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Medford and was ordained as a Deacon in 1951.
Pauline was born April 8, 1924, at Butler, in Custer County, Okla., the daughter of Walter and Orla Baird Connolly. She and Loren E. Hopkins were married on Sept. 14, 1952, in Jet and they made their home in Jet, where she continued to live until April 16, 2014. She was a homemaker and caregiver who cared for others many times. Pauline was a member of the First Christian Church in Nash and also was a member of Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church. She was an active member of Jet Industrious Oklahoma Home and Community Education organization.
Alfred Lloyd 'Jake' Jacobs
Jake attended Glendale rural school through the eighth grade and graduated from Kiowa High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the 3159th Signal Service Battalion in the Philippines and Japan. Upon returning from the service, he worked with his father at Jacobs Implement Co. On Nov. 24, 1950, he and Norma Jean James were united in marriage at the First Christian Church in Alva, Okla. They were the first couple married in this church. Unto this marriage, three children were born, Lois, Jim and Gary. He worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. He and brother in-law, Alvin Herren, also owned and operated J&R Electric company from 1958 to 1966. He was a member of Cosmos Masonic Lodge No. 278, the VFW, American Legion and Congregational United Church of Christ. His hobbies included radio-controlled airplanes and amateur radio. For many years, he enjoyed being the head set builder for Border Line Theatre. In 2010, he participated in the Honor Flight visiting the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. He always seemed to have some kind of project he was working on when he wasn’t helping someone else. He was an avid sports fan.
Billie H. Long Robison
Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Clifton L. Smith
Larry Gene Highfill
He grew up there and graduated from Mooreland High School in 1960.
After high school, he attended college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., where he received a degree in mechanical engineering.
Larry was commissioned in 1965, upon completion of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and served for 24 years in the Air Force.
He served two tours in Vietnam, flying A-1 Skyraider attack bombers with the 1st Special Operations Squadron, and was the recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses for heroism, 11 air medals, a Purple Heart, and numerous other medals and awards.
Dorothy I. Pralle
Interment will follow in Garber Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pralle was born May 8, 1928, in Kiefer, Okla., to Joseph Fred and Anna Evans Keyes Dose and died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.
She was raised in Drumright, Okla.
She received her undergraduate degree in music education from Oklahoma State University and her master’s degree in education from Phillips University. She moved to Garber, Okla., upon her marriage.
A strong believer in the arts and learning, she dedicated her life to teaching, beginning her career as a band director and music educator.
After her children entered school, she returned to the classroom, teaching elementary grades and gifted children until her retirement.
Jackie "Ray" Brown
Ray was born June 8, 1974, in Alva, Okla., to Jackie Lee Brown and Valerie Ann Truesdale and passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2014, at his home.
Ray attended school in Waynoka and moved to Enid in 2002.
Ray is survived by his mother, Ann Seiger of Enid; father, Jackie Lee Brown of Jay, Okla.; three children, Maliachi Lee, Destiny Ann and Raven Nichol Brown; two brothers, Paul Swartz of Kinsley, Kan., and Hickie Swartz of Austin, Texas; several aunts and uncles and other family members.
Keith D. Breckenridge
Keith was born Jan. 14, 1919, and was raised on a farm southwest of Pond Creek.
During the Cherokee Strip Opening of 1892, his grandfather staked a claim after jumping off a train.
Keith graduated from Pond Creek High School and attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa, where he distinguished himself as a member of both boxing teams and became a lifelong boxing fan.
He married his high school sweetheart, Glorene Faye Reynolds in 1940, and worked in aircraft manufacturing and assembly plants in Wichita and Ponca City.
He served in Europe during and after WWII. While stationed in Germany, he attended some of the Nuremberg trials.
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