The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Sandra Jean Brooks-Thomas

    Service pending with Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.

    April 20, 2014

  • Veneita M. Crilly

    Service pending with Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.

    April 20, 2014

  • Terry Lee Sly

    Service pending with Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.

    April 20, 2014

  • DeLawrence 'De'Hamilton

    Funeral service for DeLawrence “De” Hamilton will be Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Medford. The Rev. Bob Smith and the Rev. Jonathan Gilliland will officiate. Burial will follow in  Rosemound Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc., of Medford. Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.   
     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.

    April 18, 2014

  • pauline hopkins_201#199443C.jpg Pauline Hopkins

    Funeral service for Pauline Hopkins will be Monday, April 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Nash First Christian Church with Pastor Richard Craven and Pastor Dan O’Daniel officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery near Jet with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc., of Cherokee. Viewing will be Saturday 2-5 p.m. Memories may be shared at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
     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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alfred Lloyd 'Jake' Jacobs

    Alfred Lloyd “Jake” Jacobs was born March 27, 1925, in Alfalfa County, Okla., to Arthur E. and Anna L. Rader Jacobs.  He passed away April 17, 2014, at the age of 89 years and 20 days. Funeral service will be Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kiowa Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa, Kansas. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com
     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.

    April 18, 2014

  • Billie H. Long Robison

    Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Clifton L. Smith

    Funeral for Clifton L. Smith, 63, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

    April 18, 2014

  • LarryHighfill.jpg Larry Gene Highfill

    Larry Gene Highfill, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home in Olympia, Wash. He was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Mooreland, Okla., to Kenneth and Dortha (Berry) 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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DorothyPralle.jpg Dorothy I. Pralle

    Funeral service for Dorothy I. Pralle, 85, a resident of Presbyterian Village North in Dallas, Texas, formerly of Garber, Okla., will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Garber, with Pastor Scott Ray officiating.
    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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo