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Thomas J. Beason

Beason, Thomas

Thomas J. Beason, 88, died Friday, Sept. 5. Mr. Beason was born June 19, 1926, in London, Ark., to Alonzo and Ora Beason. He was the last of 10 children to be born and the last of the 10 to die. He grew up in the Rockport, Ark., area and was a longtime resident of Mustang. He served in the horse cavalry of the U.S. Army during World War II. After the Army, he worked as a truck driver for TransCon.

In 1947 he married Peggy Taylor and spent the next 66 years as a devoted husband. He was a loving father to Brenda and father-in-law to Steve; grandfather to Kristen, Michael and wife, Kristi Ann; and great-grandfather to Madison, Thomas and Noah Merrill, and Khyla Hawkins.

Mr. Beason loved the Lord Jesus, his extended family and many friends (including “man’s best friends,” Audie, Angus and Argyle).

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Delilah Elizabeth Price

Price, Delilah

Delilah Elizabeth Price was born in Bethany on June 28, 1936, to Leonard and Laverne Story. Born and raised in Bethany, she attended Putnam City Schools and graduated with the class of 1954. She married Cletus Price on Dec. 23, 1953. Of this union was born four children, Vicki, Diane, Patti and David. Cletus and Delilah moved to Mustang in 1970 where she resided at the time of her death.

Delilah retired from Larry’s Foods after 21 years of service, where everyone knew and loved her. After retiring, Delilah and Cletus traveled extensively, during which they visited all of the lower 48 states, an accomplishment of which they were very proud. Delilah enjoyed traveling to senior softball tournaments around the country with Cletus and spending time with her family.

Delilah was preceded in death by her daughter, Patti, and her parents.  She is survived by her husband, Cletus of the home; daughter, Vicki and husband, Billy Woods of Tuttle; daughter, Diane and husband, Steve Hand of Mustang; and son, David and wife, Rhonda Price of Mustang. Also by six grandchildren, Christy and husband, Brandon Schwalbach of Tuttle, Shanna and husband, Shaun Summa of Mustang, Randy Woods of Tuttle, Jason and wife, Chelsea Price of Yukon, Jeremy and Amber Price of Oklahoma City and Jacey Price of Mustang. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Bailey and Addison Summa of Mustang, Aidan Schwalbach of Tuttle, and by Aubrey Price, due to arrive in December.  Also by sisters, Betty and husband, Mike Bichel of Yukon and Linda and husband, Bob Woods of Oklahoma City; and brother, Jim Story of Little Axe.

Delilah was a member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church of Mustang.

Services were held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church with interment following in the Yukon Cemetery. Services were under the direction of McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang.

Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

William Philip Palmer

Palmer, William

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, William Philip Palmer passed away at OU Children’s Hospital. Will was born in Reno, Nev., on May 17, 2002. While his life was much too short, he shared many wonderful experiences with his family. He lived in Utah for several years, and also in Texas and Oklahoma. He was able to share many different vacations with his family, including Disney Land, trips to Las Vegas, and Comicon in Dallas for his birthday. He also enjoyed camping with grandpa. Will always had the ability to make anybody laugh in any situation. He enjoyed playing Xbox with his brother, and was a natural at wrestling. He enjoyed anything military, and one of his biggest dreams was to join the Marine Corps.

Will is survived by his loving mother, Rachelle Palmer, and stepfather, Marty Noland; his sister, Isabelle Palmer, and twin brother, Charles Palmer of Yukon; grandfathers, William Burrows of St. George, Utah, and Daniel Palmer Jr. of Reno, Nev.

Will had a sense of humor that brightened many people’s lives, and he will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.

Memorial services were Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in The Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Brandee Sheree Newby-Hammons

Hammon, Brandee, 2

Brandee Sheree Newby-Hammons, age 37, died at her home in Nicoma Park on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. She was born May 14, 1977, in Oklahoma City to Timothy and Janene Newby. She grew up in South OKC/Moore and attended Moore Schools. She had an associates degree from Connors State College. Brandee enjoyed crafting, making jewelry, camping and fishing. She had a heart for helping women in need. She attended Harmony Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Timothy, and her grandfathers, Gary and Don.

Survivors include her husband, George; her best buddy and furry companion, Mimi; her mother, Janene Kerns and husband, Van; one son, Kiahree Kerns; two stepdaughters, Seaera and Alivia Hammons. Also by one sister, Brookelynne Davidson and husband, Colt; grandmothers, AJ Sivard and Mary Alice Burks and husband, Jess; and three stepsisters, Ashley, Andi and Alexandria Newby.

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Mustang UMC with interment following in the Mustang Cemetery. Services were under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Joyful Heart Foundation (joyfulheartfoundation.org) or DaySpring Villa (dayspringvilla.com).

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Jennifer Marie “Jackson” Duvall

Jennifer Marie “Jackson” Duvall, age 37, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at her home in Mustang after a sudden illness. Jennifer was born Feb. 19, 1977, in Oklahoma City to Richard T. and Beverly A. (Elliott) Jackson. She grew up in Mustang and was a graduate of Mustang High School and had lived most of her adult life in Mustang. She loved music, movies and crafting, including knitting and doing beadwork. She attended Extreme Church in Mustang.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her father, stepfather and her grandparents.

Survivors include her husband, Chris of the home; two sons, James Adamson of Sterling and Jeremiah Jackson of Mustang; her mother, Beverly Rozniata of Mustang; and two brothers, James Dale Jackson and wife, Lisa of Edmond and Rev. Jerry Jackson and wife, Sheryl of Mustang.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Mustang Town Center.

David James Mallory

David James Mallory, age 66, passed suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 3 at home in Mustang. David was born Aug. 17, 1948, in Oklahoma City to Robert and Norma Hestand Mallory. He graduated from N.W. Classen High School and immediately went into the armed services. David served in the Army as a helicopter gunner during Korea and Vietnam.  He was a Purple Heart recipient. After his discharge from the Army, David worked in aviation electronics. He loved flying, scuba and being a people person. He was a member of the Pentecostal denomination.

David was preceded in death by his parents and one son, William David.  He is survived by two brothers, Robert Earl Jr. and wife, Marla of Yukon, and Michael Lee of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Lanette Dishman and husband, Joe of Mustang and Lisa Kay Mallory of Oklahoma City; and many nieces and nephews.

Private family services are planned.

Cleo Ival McKaughan

Cleo Ival McKaughan

Cleo Ival McKaughan, 78, of Mannford, Okla., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his home with his loving wife, Wauleah.   He was born in Glencoe, Okla., to Howard and Lena McKaughan and lived all his life in Oklahoma.

Ival loved the great outdoors. He took great pride in working in his yard.   He worked hard to restore the beauty of his property after the ice storm of 2007 and the Mannford fire of 2012.  He worked for Snap-On Tools for 21 years where he received many sales awards. He was an exceptional athlete in high school where he excelled in basketball. He was valedictorian of the Quay High School Class of 1954 and earned an associate’s degree in business from Draughan’s Business School.

Ival and Wauleah were caretakers for his mother, Lena McKaughan, after the death of his father, Howard McKaughan. Ival also assisted Wauleah in caring for her father, Walter before his death and was continuing to help care for Wauleah’s mother, Ruth Rutherford, up to his passing.

Ival met and married the love of his life, Wauleah, on Jan. 3, 1958. They shared their love for each other for more than 56 years. Ival was very proud of his two daughters, Bernice Marzec and husband, Jeff, and Barbara George and husband, Rocky. He took great joy in his four grandchildren, Doug George and wife, Erica, Daryl George, Sean Marzec and Denise Marzec. He had one great-grandchild, Evan George.  He is also survived by his three brothers, Clifford McKaughan and wife, Lois, Jim McKaughan and wife, June, and Harold McKaughan; and one sister, Flossie (McKaughan) Focht. Ival is also survived by his sister-in-law, Katy Purcell and husband, Owen. He was also surrounded by other special relatives, such as Linda McKaughan, as well as his many loving nieces, nephews and other friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lena McKaughan; his brother, Gilbert McKaughan; his sister, Laverne (McKaughan) Reese; father-in-law, Walter Lee Rutherford; and sister-in-law, June Lawson.

Tawnya Donnell (McCracken)

Wood, Tawnya

Tawnya Donnell  (McCracken) Wood, 55, of Mustang,  left this world after her long battle with cancer ended on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.  She was born Sept. 12, 1958, in Cordell to Bill and Nell McCracken. Known as “Tawny” to those who loved her, she loved living her life by sharing her genuine gift of laughter, her streak of mischievousness, her fondness for adventure and most of all, her love for her family.

She left behind her two greatest loves of her life, Kaylee Elizabeth Wood, her daughter, and Kyle Blake Wood, her son, both of Mustang. She leaves also her parents, Bill and Nell McCracken of Mustang; her brother and his family, Rick, Brenda and Jerod McCracken of McAlester; her sister and her family, Jill, Ron and Ethan Heck of Bridgecreek; and her nephew and his family, Jesse, Amy, Addison, Sierra and Kaitlyn McCracken of Cashion. Tawny  was a part of a very large extended family that includes aunts, cousins and many, many  friends.  She has gone to heaven to be with loved ones who have preceded her in death, and to help prepare a place for each one of us there.

Our family wishes to say thank you to all of those who have kept her in your prayers during her long battle and we ask for you to continue to send prayers to our Father above and to ask Him to give our love to Tawny, we’ll be OK for now and let her know she’s always on our minds.  She loved you all…

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Lakehoma Church of Christ in Mustang, under direction of McNeil’s Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

Stanley E. Sayers

Stanley Sayer
 Stanley E. Sayers, former Duncan resident, passed from this life and into eternity at his home in Mustang on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Mr. Sayers was born in Oklahoma City on Jan. 13, 1933, to Halbert and Evadel Sayers. He grew up in McLoud, where he graduated from high school in 1951. Following graduation, Sayers attended Harding College in Searcy, Ark., for two years. He
married the love of his life, Billye Mae Burrough, on July 24, 1953. Together they had two children, Elayne and James. He continued his education at East Central in Ada and Southeastern in Durant, earning a bachelor's in English. Later he returned to
East Central and completed his master's in counseling. Stanley spent his life preaching the Good News of Jesus and God's Word to anyone who would listen. He was a full-time pulpit minister in several congregations of the Church of Christ throughout Oklahoma, including Oakland, Marietta, Tulsa, Roff, Duncan and Elgin.
In addition to full-time pulpit ministry, Sayers was an evangelist to the world. He conducted numerous gospel meetings throughout the United States and was also able to speak in Canada and Indonesia. But his greatest work was through his writing. Sayers' first book, “I Have Believed,” on Christian evidences, was published in 1957. It was written to address the questions that college students face in their faith when they leave home. It was widely received and republished under the title “For This Cause,” with an accompanying workbook. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Sayers wrote for The Voice of Freedom and continued writing books through 2014. His 20 published books include “Reflecting on the Spirit,” “The Tragedy of Sin,” “The Nature of Things to Come,” “Knee Prints,” “Bridging the Generation Gap,” “Optimism in an Age of Peril” and “God's Powerful Word.” He joined the digital age with a blog called God's Powerful Word and was working on his next installment the day he died.
Sayers is survived by his wife, Billye Mae of the home; his daughter, Elayne Weger Bowman and husband, Clay; his son, James and wife, Maria; five grandchildren, Jonathan and Sarah
Weger, Paul and Devan Weger, Nathan Weger, Nicole Sayers and Molly Sayers; two brothers, Don and Paul; and a host of cousins and friends.
He was a faithful husband, loving father and doting grandfather. But most of all, Sayers was a man of God.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at wecare@dongranthamfuneralhomes.com.

Vermell Lee Reddick

Reddick, Vermell

Vermell Lee Reddick, age 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, from her home in Oklahoma City. She was born March 31, 1926, in Steedman to Ralph E. and Minnie L. Gillock. She grew up in that area and moved to Oklahoma City as a teenager.  She was a graduate of Central High School and attended Central State College. She worked many years as a church secretary for various Assembly of God Churches and had also worked at WKY TV and the Oklahoma District of the Assemblies of God. She had been a resident of the Mustang area since 1975 and was member of The Bridge Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, R.E., and one sister, June.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James “Jim” Reddick of the home; two sons, David and wife, Peggy of Mustang and Tim and wife, Debbie of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Rebecca Bryan of McLoud and Gloria Strother of Oklahoma City. Also by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Terry Gillock; and two sisters, Voneta Sales and Doneta Haven.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the “Georgia Bible Fund” in care of The Bridge Assembly of God Church, Mustang.

Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at The Bridge Assembly of God Church. Interment was in the Likowski Cemeteryin Pharoah, Okla., under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.