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Virgil “Roy” Sharp

Virgil “Roy” Sharp, age 86, died peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in an Oklahoma City health facility.

Virgil Roy Sharp

He was born Feb. 21, 1928 in Moore to Virgil H. and Ina N. (Brown) Sharp. Roy grew up until his teenage years in Oklahoma City and then moved with his family to Bakersfield, Calif., where he lived until 1961 when he returned to Oklahoma.  He was a truck driver by trade and lived in Pauls Valley, Moore and Mustang. While in Pauls Valley, he served as a reserve deputy for the Garvin County Sherriff’s department. He attended the Nazarene Church.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorena; granddaughter, Debra, one sister, Edna and five brothers, Ramond, Lee, Harold, Mike and Randy.

He is survived by one son, Ken Sharp and wife Gaya of Rogers, Ark., two daughters, Jeannie Loyd and husband Bob, and Patty Land, both of Mustang. Also by eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sister, Paula Sharp of Bakersfield, Calif. and a host of other relatives and friends, including special buddies Bob Tabor and Bob Kimble.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to your favorite charity or hospice. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25 in the Memorial Pavilion at Mustang Cemetery. Arrangements will be under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Eddie LeeRoy Fields

Eddie LeeRoy Fields, age 84, died Monday, April 21, 2014 after a period of declining health.

Eddie LeeRoy Fields

He was born Oct. 31, 1929 in Gotebo, Okla. to Lloyd and Lillian (Grant) Fields. He grew up the community of Lake Valley, Okla. and was a graduate of Lake Valley High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Eddie attended Central State College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He taught at Capitol Hill High School for 19 years before going to work for Teacher’s Credit Union, retiring in 1991. He was a longtime member of Wheatland United Methodist Church. He loved to work in his garden and was an avid Sooner sports fan.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and wife Alma.

He is survived by four sons, Eddie Lloyd of Houston, Michael Wayne and wife Brenda of Loveland, Ohio, Larry Duane and wife Maggie of Mustang and Glen Ray of Oklahoma City. Also by six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother, Jimmy Fields of Yukon and one sister, June Williams of Hobart, Okla.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Bella Foundation, P.O. Box 20035, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73156 or the American Lung Association.  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5401 N. Brookline, Oklahoma City. Arrangements are by McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Julila Mae Ramay

Julila Mae Ramay, age 71, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Julila Mae Ramay

She was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Altus, Okla. to Julian and Anita (Jones) Cargile. She grew up in the Mangum area and attended school in Oklahoma City.  She was a cafeteria cook in the Oklahoma City public school system. She loved to travel and spend time with her family. Julila was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Ramay; son, Elvert L. Newton, II; and father, Julian Cargile.

She is survived by her mother, Anita Hill and husband Donald of Oklahoma City; daughter, Janet Hamilton and husband Jerry of Big Cabin, Okla.; sons, Randy Newton and wife Kimberley of Kingston, Okla., Thomas Newton and wife Elaine of Daulphin, Ga., David Satterlee of Oklahoma City, Shane Toon and wife Brandy of Ft. Worth, Texas and daughter, Julila Toon of Oklahoma City.  Also by 23 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her sister, Beverly Ann Thompson of Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment to follow in the Mustang Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Michael Dale Yoder

Michael Dale “Mike” Yoder, age 43, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Michael Dale Yoder

Michael was born Oct. 18, 1970, in Oklahoma City to Gary Dale and Janie Lynn (Wilbanks) Yoder. He lived his entire life in the Oklahoma City/Mustang area. Mike worked in the carpet sales business for many years and currently was co-owner and operator of Haley’s Carpet in Oklahoma City. Mike was a very loving and devoted dad and loved to ride motorcycles in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary, and stepdad, Russell.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie of Mustang; one daughter, Mylee of Mustang; his mother, Janie Carson of Oklahoma City; and two brothers, Mark and Mitchell Yoder of Oklahoma City. Also by one stepson, Wriley Webster of Mustang and one stepdaughter, Christine Butzer and husband, Matthew of Norman; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment following in Red Hill Cemetery, Mustang. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Holly Bernice Van Auken

Holly Bernice Van Auken, 31, was born Feb. 6, 1983, in Fort Stewart, Ga., to Bobby Stuts and Alice Irene (McPherson) Van Auken. Holly passed away April 7, 2014, in Oklahoma City.

Holly Bernice Van Auken

Holly was a lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City area. She graduated from Yukon High School in 2002. She later studied day care and medical assisting. She enjoyed crafts and always took care of her family. She loved spending time with Zachary and Cloie, going on walks with them, taking them to the park and reading with them. Holly had a presence about her and you always knew when she entered a room. We would always say, “Oh, Holly is here!” Holly was always running late and insisted she ran on “Holly time.” She loved birthdays and holidays and never forgot a birthday.

Holly is survived by her parents, Bobby and Alice Van Auken of Oklahoma City; son, Zachary Allen Clouse; daughter, Cloie Jay Bernice Wagner; sisters, Angela Sedlacek and husband, Jeff of Meeker, Lori Lackie of Oklahoma City, Crystal Debrito and husband, Neil of Mustang, and April Woods and husband, Wayne of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Henson and husband, Hayden, Jessica Sedlacek, Raceton Sedlacek, Emma Debrito and Ashton Wood; stepchildren, Joslyn Wagner, Jaden Wagner, Josiah Wagner and Jaxon Wagner; fathers of her children, Junior Clouse and Donnie Wagner; and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral services were April 12 in Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Yukon, with interment at Mustang Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com.

 

Vivian Lorene Briscoe

Vivian Lorene Briscoe, age 79, died Wednesday, April 9 after a short time of declining health.

Vivian Lorene Briscoe

Mrs. Briscoe was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Burnie P. and Opal R. (Brown) Pipkin and grew up in Oklahoma City. She was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School and had worked for a short time at Dayton Tires and Federal Aviation Administration, but was known as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She moved to Mustang in September 1965 and was a member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church. Lorene helped many families in the Mustang area with her expert baby-sitting and housecleaning services. She loved to bowl and had bowled on several different leagues over the years.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Burnie Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ed of the home; three daughters, Janet Hixon and husband, Chuck of Alex, Okla., Cheryl Henderson and husband, Terry of Yukon and Marie Halbert of Yukon. Also by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Pipkin and wife, Carol of Oklahoma City; one sister, Ona Mae Holt of Wichita, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Friday, April 11 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Rose (Grove) MacWatters

Rose (Grove) MacWatters, age 77, passed Monday, March 31, 2014.

Rose (Grove) MacWatters

She was born June 1, 1936 in Seattle, Wash. to Roscoe and Clara (Clemo) Grove. She grew up in Seattle and later moved to Yukon in 1977. She was a past queen of Job’s Daughters International. Rose worked for Eastern Airlines in Atlanta, before joining the law firm of Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City as a legal assistant and later retiring as a program manager at Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City.  She attended the Mustang Community Center on a daily basis, spending time with her friends playing dominoes and walking the trails. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a caregiver to those around her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Benjamin (2010); her parents; brothers, Arlyn, Les and Keith Grove; and sisters, Irene Shindelbower and Betty Hollifield.

Rose is survived by her three children, Col. Kevin MacWatters, Connie Wolfe and Ken MacWatters; four grandchildren, Alexa Prince, Scott MacWatters, Katherine and Stephen Wolfe; and two great-grandchildren, Christian and Adelyn Prince.

Viewing times for friends will be Thursday, April 3 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.  Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 4 at the Yukon Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Doris Nancy Gordon

Doris Nancy Gordon, age 78, died Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Doris Nancy Gordon

She was born Aug. 16, 1935 in Oklahoma City, to Clyde F. and Marie Elizabeth (Hedrick) Kinder. She moved to Keene, Texas as a teenager and was a graduate of Southwestern Junior College. She moved to Mustang in 1968 and worked in banking, as well as substitute teaching in Mustang Schools. She was a member of The Bridge (formerly Mustang Assembly of God), as well as being very active in the Mustang Senior Center.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bobby; son-in-law Paul; her twin sister Dorothy; and another sister, Sylvia.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Renee Teasley of Yukon; two granddaughters, Nikki Douglas and Carissa Spears; three great-grandchildren, Nancy, Chris and Waylon. Also by one brother Clyde “Sonny” Kinder of Maithland, Fla. and one sister, Barbara LeBlance of Keene, Texas.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at The Bridge Assembly of God Church in Mustang, with interment following in Mustang Cemetery under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Wilma L. “Neal” Smith

Wilma L. “Neal” Smith, age 83, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her home in Mustang, after an extended illness.

Wilma L. “Neal” Smith

She was born July 6, 1930 at Scullin, Okla. to LeRoy and Tempie (Fussell) Neal. She grew up in the Scullin/Hickory area and was a graduate of Hickory High School. She moved to Oklahoma City after high school and moved to Mustang shortly after her marriage to Loren Ray “Pat” Smith in 1952.  She was a devoted “farmers wife” and a loving mother and grandmother. She was member of Mustang United Methodist Church.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Johnny and Welton, as well as one sister, Connie.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Loren Ray “Pat” Smith of the home, one daughter, Carolyn Hudson and husband Jim of Maud, Okla.; and two sons, Mike Smith and wife Teresa of Mustang and Randy Smith and wife Vicki of Oklahoma City. Also by six grandchildren, Ryan, Cody, William, Brent, Matt and Kristin; two great granddaughters, Madison and Sydney; and one sister, Betty Thompson.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment following in the Mustang Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Molly Elizabeth Holder

Molly Elizabeth (Mahone) Holder passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on March 16, 2014.

Molly Elizabeth Holder

She was the daughter of the Dr. M. Wilson and Abbe (Betty) Mahone.  She graduated from Hobart High School in 1973. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Centenary College in Shreveport, La. in 1977 and her masters in social work from the University of Denver in 1979. She married her college sweetheart, Larry Holder, in the summer of 1979.  They started their family with the birth of their daughter Lauren and added to their family with another daughter, Erin.

She began her career at the former Southwest Community Hospital in south Oklahoma City.  She also worked for the Okarche hospital and with hospice in both Madill and Clinton. After choosing to no longer work outside of the home, Molly decided to devote her time to the churches her husband served in El Reno, Wewoka Madill, Clinton, and Mustang. Molly was a lifelong professional volunteer.  She enjoyed spending her time participating in several organizations in the various towns she lived in. She also volunteered to lead several organizations her daughters were involved in.  She was an active member of National Association of Social Workers, PEO, and Business and Professional Women.  Molly was notorious for running on “Molly Time” which was at least fifteen minutes late, but she was “always just in time for the good stuff.” From church dinners to hospitality rooms to concession stands to holiday open houses to meals for family and friends, Molly just loved being in the kitchen.  When Molly wasn’t in the kitchen, she was the constant entertainer and always found a way to make people laugh. Over the years, Molly helped raise many of her daughters’ friends.  Several of these became more like part of the family.  Molly loved music; she could find a song for any occasion.  She was always singing or humming along to movies and musicals, much to the embarrassment of her children.  She enjoyed spending time with her dogs, reading, going to the theater and sleeping. Her greatest joy was spoiling her granddaughter, Madelyn, like any good “Poopiehead” would do.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. M. Wilson Mahone; and one brother, Michael Mahone.

Molly is survived by her husband of 35 years, Larry of Mustang; daughter and son-in-law, Lauren and Dr. Juston Weems of Prairie Village, Kan.; daughter and granddaughter, Erin and Madelyn Holder of Mustang; mother, Abbe Mahone of Oklahoma City;  brothers, Dr. J. Kelly Mahone of Hot Springs, Ark. and David Mahone of Oklahoma City;  father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Jane Holder of Fort Smith, Ark.; two aunts and one uncle; several nieces, nephews and their spouses; many more family and friends; and numerous “children” that she helped raise and treated as her own.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to New Day Camp, 1501 NW 24th St/, Oklahoma City, OK 73106; to Skyline Urban Ministries (via Mustang United Methodist Church), P.O. Box 180, Mustang, OK 73064 or a charity of your choice.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at Mustang United Methodist Church, 211 S.H. 152.  Services are under the direction of McNeil Funeral Home in Mustang, Oklahoma.