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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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Maegan Lynn Delk blessed the world with her presence on April 13, 1999, at 4:55 p.m. From birth she showered her family, her friends and the world with her beauty and laughter. Maegan loved with a love that was more than love. She had a kind heart and the voice of an angel. The world is a much sadder place without Maegan in it.
Maegan left this world in the arms of angels on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.
She is survived by her parents, Helene and Blaine Condreay of Mustang and Steven Delk of Yukon; her beloved big brother, Colten Delk; her Nana, Beatrice Hackett of Midwest City; her grandparents, Jimmie and Lois Delk of Jamestown, Tenn., Patsy and Larry Eades of Mena, Ark., and Phil and Trudy Condreay of Seiling; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her PawPaw, Bill H. Hackett, and aunt, Robin Lynn Hackett.
Though we all feel her loss greatly, we are so thankful to have had 15 wonderfully beautiful years with our Baby Girl. Our love follows her on her journey HOME, and she will forever be in our hearts. Maegan was our rose in a field of dandelions.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Mustang.
Contributions in memory of Maegan may be made at Cornerstone Bank, Account No. 6007448. Make checks payable to Blaine or Helene Condreay.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.
Rev. John G. Hall, age 97, longtime Assembly of God pastor and prophecy teacher, passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on Sunday August 10, 2014 from his home in Newcastle, OK. He was born August 21, 1916 in St. Paul, VA to Jim and Elizabeth (Robinett) Hall. He grew up and attended school in St. Paul and was a graduate of Zion Bible Institute, Zion, Illinois. The Halls spent most of their adult life in ministry to the Lord, serving churches in Virginia, North Dakota, New York, Illinois and Canada. Rev. Hall worked many years as instructor for the Thomas Staley Foundation at different Bible Colleges throughout the United States, England, Canada and South Korea. The last 50 years of his ministry was spent on the evangelistic field teaching prophecy. He was the author of four books on prophecy and was known worldwide for his famous “Chart of Bible Prophecy”. Brother and Sister Hall moved to Newcastle in 1980. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and sisters and one son Bobby. Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Louise of the home, one daughter Donna Brownell and husband Floyd of Newcastle and one granddaughter Candace Brownell of Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be 1-8pm on Wednesday, with family greeting friends from 5-8pm. Services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at The Bridge Assembly of God, Mustang, OK with interment following at Heritage Burial Park in Oklahoma City under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, Mustang, Oklahoma.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com
Kenneth Wayne Jackson, 83, of Yukon, passed away Aug. 8 at his home. Mr. Jackson was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Seminole to Lattie and Mary (Davidson) Jackson. He had been living in Yukon since 1973, moving from Yale. He served in the U.S. Army while serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, American Legion Post 34 in El Reno, worked for Mustang schools in the maintenance department and enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Jim and Pearl Davidson; brothers, Jerry and Floyd Jackson; and son-in-law, Kenneth Shelton.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline of the home; son, Derreck and wife, Jennifer of Yukon; daughter, Kennita Shelton of Yukon; brother, Jim Jackson and wife, Cherry of Broken Arrow; sisters, Marilyn Wright of Cushing and Virginia Mauser and husband, Kenneth of Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren, Ashley Jackson, Dawson Jackson, Carissa Shelton and husband, Bobby, and Brandon Shelton; great-grandchildren, Payton Shelton and Cort Shelton. Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 13 in the chapel of Smith and Turner Mortuary, with burial following in the Yukon Cemetery.
Wesley Dale Matney, age 66, died Sunday Aug. 10, at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born March 2, 1948 in Parsons, KS to Jake and Sarah (Bishop) Matney. Wes was drafted in to the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War, earning 2 Bronze Star Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Gallantry Cross. He and his wife Shirley (Moore) moved to the Mustang area in 1976, he served as a volunteer fireman with Mustang and was a diesel mechanic by trade. But the true passion of Wes’ was that for his wife and taking his boys out fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Ronald and Carl. Wes is survived by his wife Shirley, sons; Darrin of Mustang and Kenneth and wife Susanna of Yukon, five grandchildren; Karissa, Jacob, Amanda, Braiden, David and great-grandchild Jordynn. Also by brother Don and sister Sharon Strong. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at McNeil’s Funeral Service with interment to follow at the Mustang Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsmustangfs.com
Olga Vesta (Sooter) Button, age 93, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Vista, Calif. with her family by her side.
She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Weatherford, Texas, to John Franklin Sooter and Hattie Blanche (Tussing) Sooter (Creekmore). Olga grew up in the Choctaw/Harrah/Oklahoma City area. She married Charles Button, and they moved to Mustang in the 1960s. She worked for Western Electric. Olga had a passion for writing and published three novels, plus her own autobiography.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; two sons, Paul and David Burkhalter; a granddaughter, April; two brothers, Rudy and Earl Sooter; and five sisters, Evelyn Morrow, Lavern Wyatt, Lula Burke, Bessie Brewer and Lonita Sooter.
Olga is survived by her son, Charles and wife Jeannie; two grandsons, Shelby and Jeffrey Button; two granddaughters, Helen Fernandez and Laura Nixon; and a sister, Ola Breeding.
Services will held be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.
Howard Everett Jensen, born Sept. 20, 1925, died July 31 in Yukon, after a long battle with dementia. He was 88 years old.
Howard was a California native, who spent much of his life in Ventura County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving his country during World War II. He spent the last 21 years of his life living in Oklahoma with his wife of 53 years, Norma.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Jensen.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; his three sons, Larry Prebble of Oxnard, Calif., Ron Prebble of Mustang and Ken Prebble of Yukon; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
A private military funeral is planned at a later date in Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Howard’s name to the Veterans Administration.
Ronnie Leo Williams, age 72, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 3, 1941, in Comanche, Okla., to Woodrow and Geneva (Petty) Williams. He grew up in Comanche and was a 1959 graduate of Comanche High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended SWOSU, Cameron State College and Central State College after high school. Ronnie worked several years for Humpty Dumpty Foods, before starting his career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1973. He was a letter carrier for over 25 years, before retiring in the late 1990s. He was a member of Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Roy Biffle; five stepbrothers, Roy, Robert, Lee, Jerry and Charlie; and one stepsister, Dovie.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patsy (Pat) of the home; two daughters, Lorrie Williams of Oklahoma City and Kerri Cole and husband Keith of Mustang. Also by three grandchildren, Ashlea, Kirk and Brady; one sister, Shirley Bush and husband Jerry of Claremore; and by one stepbrother, Price Biffle of Fort Worth.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chisholm Heights Baptist Church, either the Building Fund or Youth Ministries.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang. Interment will be in Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.