now browsing by category


Virginia Lorene Miller

Virginia Miller

Virginia Lorene Miller passed peacefully from this world on Sept. 28 and is now among the angels with her parents and seven of her siblings. Virginia was born to Wilson and Birdie Grider on March 23, 1926, in Velma, the third of their nine children.

Virginia is survived by her brother, Bernice Grider; her daughters and their spouses, Donna and Alvin Brasier, Jeannie and Joe McDoulett, Mitzi and Charles McLain and Candace and Eric Myers; 10 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren, as well as many other family members and dear friends.

There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at McNeil’s Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.

Mildred R. Jacob

Mildred Jacob

Mildred R. Jacob, a resident of Stratford was born October 31, 1935 in Casa Grande, Arizona, to Ora A and Edna (Enyart) Dobbs. She passed away Tuesday September 23, 2014 at Stratford, Oklahoma at the age of 78 years 10 months and 22 days. Mildred grew up in the Rocky area, and had lived in Mustang before moving to the Stratford area. She was a member of the Church of the First Born. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters: Phyllis McCoy, Cindy Bashaw, Deola Reeves, Evelyn Collins, 2 brothers: Gene Dobbs, Billy Dobbs.
and a great grandson: Landon Jacob.
Survived by her 3 Daughters: Christi Hunter of Stratford, OK.
Lesa Akins of Tuttle, OK. and Randi Qualls of Stratford, OK;.
Sons: Tony Jacob of Okla. City,OK. and Mark Jacob of Stratford, OK.
Sisters: Margaret Anderson of Prairie View, OK. and Joyce Dean of Prairie View, OK. 15 Grandchildren, 11 Great grandchildren,
Pallbearers: Cody Jacob, Taylor Hunter, Jacob Hunter, Dade Eddy, Silas Akins,
Kyle Qualls, Tyler Miner.
Graveside Services will be held Friday September 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Oaklawn Cemetery officiated by Brother Dusty Langley and Brother Bob Hunter. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home

James T. Newman

Newman, James T

James Thomas Newman, age 74, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in an Oklahoma City hospital. Mr. Newman was born in Cisco, Texas, to William and Leona Newman. James entered the military after graduating high school. He served in the Air Force during Vietnam, attaining the rank of Tech Sergeant working in supply. He married Rosella Osborn on May 18, 1958. James and Rosella raised three children, Tony, Rodney and Vicki. James worked for Dayton Tire until his retirement. He enjoyed clocks and working on small engines.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Rosella.

James is survived by his two sons, Tony and Michelle of Yukon and Rodney and Marivel of Mustang; and one daughter, Vicki Plank and husband, Randy of Shawnee.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the Mustang Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to

William E. “Marty” Martin

Martin, William

William E. “Marty” Martin, age 69, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at VA Regional Hospital in Oklahoma City after a long illness. Mr. Martin was born Sept. 15, 1944, in Shafter, Calif., to Johnnie W. and Etta E. (Smith) Martin. He grew up in Fort Towson and Newcastle and was a graduate of Newcastle High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a longtime union driver, driving 20-plus years for Roadway Express.

Marty was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Olen, Lonnie and Clabourne; and one sister, Opal.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne of Mustang; one son, Todd Martin and wife, Shari of Mustang; two daughters, Rev. April Buckley and husband, Rev. Thomas of Yukon and Tiffany Martin of Yukon. Also by four grandchildren, Kristyn, Paiyten, Brett and Gage; one brother, Loyd Martin of Blanchard; three sisters, Dovie Sossamon of Oklahoma City, Lillie Rose of Newcastle and Brenda Rieves of Talihina.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in the funeral home chapel at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Moore. Arrangements were under direction of  McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

The family would like to express special thanks to the Palliative Care nurses and doctors at the VA Hospital who cared for our family.

Online condolences may be made at

Donald Edward Hill

Hill, Donald

Donald Edward Hill, age 87, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, after a long period of failing health. Mr. Hill was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Perry, (Dallas County) Iowa to Clarence L. and Hazel (Auk) Hill and grew up in the area of Adel, Iowa. After high school he proudly served in the U.S. Army. He moved with his family to Moore in 1968. He worked many years as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Department before retiring several years ago. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Don was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Julila; and one son, Kenneth.

He is survived by his wife, Anita; two sons, Michael and wife, Donna of Iowa and Donnie of Del City; two daughters, Judy Shatto and husband, Jack of El Reno and Beverly Thompson of Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment with military honors following at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City.

Online condolences may be made at

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

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

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

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 ( or DaySpring Villa (

Online condolences may be made at

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.