Obituaries for June 19, 2008

Dale Howard Roberts
Dale Howard Roberts of Mustang, loving husband, indulging uncle and caring brother, passed from this life into the loving arms of His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, with his wife, Mary, and close friends at his side. He was born April 9, 1941, in Oklahoma City to Howard and Goldie (Palmer) Roberts. He grew up in Oklahoma City and was a 1959 graduate of Putnam City High School. He had an engineering degree from Oklahoma City University. Dale worked 35 years for Phil-Good Products, where he retired in 2004 as vice president.

Dale was a kind and gentle man who loved doing things with his wife, working with computers (staying current on the latest technology) and going to Weokie Credit Union board meetings where he was an associate director. He was a former member of Stockyards Lions Club, and more recently, volunteered at the Oklahoma City Arts Festival. Dale met his wife, Mary, while working at the Downtown Festival of the Arts. He attended the Bridge Assembly of God in Mustang.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; three sisters, Connie Gentle and husband, Jim of Orlando, Fla., Linda Lizar of Phoenix, Ariz., and Anita Alexander and husband, Bill of Las Vegas; also by brothers-in-law, Dr. Brian Cole of Florence, Ala., Chris Cole and wife, Gayle of Claremore, Rex Cole and wife, Linda of Elk City, David Cole and wife, Jeanie K., and Kevin Cole and wife, April, all of Altus; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
His wife, Mary would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Baptist Integris and Select Specialty hospitals who touched their lives in the past few weeks, especially David and Dr. Matt Crespo.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to your choice of Arizona Missions at the Bridge Assembly of God in Mustang or Global Advance Ministries, P.O. Box 742077, Dallas, Texas 75374-2077.

Services were held on Friday, June 13, 2008, at the Bridge Assembly of God in Mustang with interment following at Chapel Hill Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City, under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

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Rev. R. Frank Skillern
Funeral services for Rev. R. Frank Skillern, 79, were held Wednesday at First Church of the Nazarene in Tishomingo with burial in the Bold Springs Cemetery near Tishomingo. Services are under direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service.

Rev. Skillern died Saturday. He was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Hartshorne. For 30 years he pastored churches in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas before working as a postal letter carrier for 10 years. He was a chaplain at Mercy Hospital and a trustee at Bethany Nazarene College.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; daughters, Janice Gilley and LaJuanna Skillern; a son, Paul Skillern; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ryley Currey
Funeral services for Ryley “Willy” Willard Currey were held Wednesday at the Eisenhour Chapel in Blanchard with burial in the Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward. Services were under direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home.

Ryley was born March 29, 1989, in Woodward. He was a graduate of Mustang High School and was employed by Riverwind Casino as an electronic specialist.

He is survived by his parents, Terry Currey of Mooreland and Eddy Willard Currey of Yukon; grandmothers, Rogene Currey of Mustang, Dorothy Howard of Mooreland and Johnnie Dempsey of Purcell; grandfather, Carroll Deal of Marshall, Mo.; great-grandmother, Melba Knox of South Haven, Kan.; grandfather, Carroll Deal of Marshall, Mo.; brothers, Kyle Currey and Brette Hammack, both of Woodward, Eddy Currey of Mustang and Christian Hobbs and Mitch Currey, both of Mooreland; sisters, Jolleen Jackson of Woodward, Shania Currey of Mooreland, Theresa Morley of Grove and Katie Currey of Ada.

Noreta Grady
Funeral services for Noreta Gaye (Voyles) Grady, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang with burial in the Mustang Cemetery. Services are under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mrs. Grady died Monday. She was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Caddo County and grew up in Binger, where she was a 1963 graduate of Binger High School. She lived in Lubbock, Texas, before moving to Gracemont. The family moved to Mustang in the early 1970s where they operated “The Cake Shoppe” for several years before changing the business to “Noreta’s Catering,” which she operated until 2005. She had been active in Friends of the Mustang Public Library, American Business Women’s Association and the Mustang Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by her husband, Hal of the home; daughters, Leesa Gray of Mustang and Becky Shackelford of Tecumseh; stepdaughters, Barbara Castle of Vilonia, Ark., and Shonya Perkins of Yukon; sisters, Polly Daugherty of Bennett, Colo., and Linda Endsley of Yukon; brothers Danny Daugherty of Cleburn, Texas, Jim Daugherty of Oklahoma City, Verl Daugherty of Gracemont, Joe Daugherty of Tuttle, Billy Daugherty of Noble and Jack Daugherty of Muskogee; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Warren D. Hacker
Funeral services for Warren D. Hacker, 77, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Mustang Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Friendship Cemetery near Minco. Services are under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mr. Hacker died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born April 17, 1931, in Minco and grew up in the Minco area where he attended Minco schools. He worked on the family farm before moving to the Mustang area where he worked several years at various jobs, including the fertilizer plant east of Wheatland, Perfection Equipment and Wilson Foods, before starting Hacker Welding in 1962, which became H & H Welding in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia of the home; daughters, Donna Clark of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Glenda Smith of Pottsboro, Texas; a son, Paul Hacker of Mustang; stepsons, Leland Fleming of Conroe, Texas, Bruce Fleming and Ty Fleming, both of New Caney, Texas, and Brian Fleming of Santa Fe, N.M.; brothers, Lawrence, Eugene and LeRoy; sisters, Betty Moore, Violet George, Loretta Perkins, Anola Merkle, Freda Landers, Erma Ransom, Sandra Finch and Nancy Ransom; 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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