Billie J. Burt
Age 72, Lawton - Services will be at 1:30 pm Monday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Bone, Lawton, officiating.
Mrs. Burt died Thursday at her home following a lengthy illness.
Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery, Snyder, Oklahoma.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 â€“ 8:00 PM Sunday evening at the funeral home.
She was born September 20, 1934 on the family farm, East of Snyder, Oklahoma to Houston and Eula Mae (Jett) Haining. She married Walter Burt on April 17, 1953 in Lawton. He died August 29, 2002. Mrs. Burt was retired from Civil Service, where she worked 15 years for the USAF and 20 years for the US Army.
Survivors include three daughters, Paula White of the home, Janet Shelton of Elgin, OK and Holli Daye Johnson of Danville, IL. Two sisters, Dovie Ramsey of Snyder, OK, Juanita Young of Oklahoma City, OK, a special grandson, Ryan Shelton of Norman, OK, and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also survived by a son-in-law Edwin Morgan of Roosevelt, OK and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceed in death by her parents, husband, four daughters, Dawna, Kaye, Johnnie, Anna, a grandson, R.B. Mazarelle, four brothers-in-law, D.W. Young, Bill Ramsey, Mac Burt, Henry Burt, and two sisters-in-law, Gladys Norell and Loretta Goundie.
CW4 (Retired) James E. Dawkins
Age 68, Lawton, Services will be 1:00 pm Friday in the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Susie Cashion, pastor, officiating.
Mr. Dawkins died Monday at his residence.
Burial with full military honors will be in the Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 7-9 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born February 16, 1936 in Meeker, Oklahoma, to Clifford M. and Anna Opal (Fowler) Dawkins. He grew up in Meeker and was a 1954 graduate of Meeker High School. He later graduated from Alabama Aviation and Technical College in Ozark, Alabama, as well as earned an associate degree from Enterprise State Junior College in Enterprise, Alabama. He was married to Barbara E. Lamberton on August 7, 1965 in Crailsheim, Germany.
Following high school graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army, was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam and retired at Fort Sill on October 31, 1978. His awards include the Good Conduct Medal Second Award, the National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Five Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Three Overseas Service Bars, Meritorious Unit Citation with First Oak Leaf Cluster, meritorious Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm and the Army Commendation Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters.
After his retirement from the Army he and his wife owned and operated Dawkins Country Store, south of Temple, Oklahoma, until 1983. He later worked as Fort Sill as a supervisor for government contractors with new construction as well as a vending game contractor. He then worked at Shepherd Air Force Base for five years and retired January 2004.
He was an officer in the Men’s Golf Association at Fort Sill, a life member of the Warrant Officer’s Association and a member of the Fort Sill Golf Club.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two nieces, Angela Dawkins, Meeker, Oklahoma, and Lori Dawkins, Prague, Oklahoma, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
His brother, Doyle B. Dawkins, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Oklahoma or to the Cleo Craig Memorial Cancer Research Foundation.
Helen I. Kelley
Age 86, Chattanooga, Graveside Services will be at 2:00 pm Sunday in the Chattanooga Cemetery, Chattanooga, with Rev. Vivian Garza, Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Kelley died Wednesday, October 6, 2004 in a Lawton nursing center.
Burial will be under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home.
FAMILY WILL GREET FRIENDS SATURDAY EVENING FROM 7:00 PM TO 8:30PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME.
She was born on June 17, 1918 in Loveland, Oklahoma to Walter C. and Carrie (Young) Brown. She graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1936. She married C.W. Kelley on November 6, 1936 in Chattanooga. He died April 12, 1956. She was employed at the First National Bank in Chattanooga for 35 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga and taught Sunday school for many years.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Deana Edmonds and Joe Butler; a grandson, Kelley Morrison and his wife, Kathy; a granddaughter Kim Fortney her husband, Michael, all of Chattanooga; seven great grandchildren, Staff Sergeant Nick Morrison and his wife, Ronda, of Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany; Tony Morrison, Dusty Borden, Tiffany Borden, Melissa Shaw Morrison and Matthew Shaw Morrison, all of Chattanooga; and Kris Borden and his wife, Cassie, of Lawton; a great great granddaughter, Emily Borden; two sisters, Maurean Patton of Chattanooga and Pauline McMillian of Wichita Falls, Texas; and many other nieces and nephews.
Her husband, parents and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Patton and John McMillian, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5700 North Portland, Suite 203, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112.
Sybilla Ann Kurtz Ingram
Age 64, Lawton, Memorial service will be 10:00 am Monday in the Sullivan Village Church of Christ with Rodger Schwenn, Minister, officiating.
Mrs. Ingram died Friday in Lawton.
Burial will be in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home.
She was born April 25, 1939 in Lawton to Frank P. Kurtz and Ima Jean Parrack Kurtz. She was a native Lawtonian until the time of her death. Upon her graduation from Lawton Senior High School in 1958, Sybilla entered Mrs. Nelson’s Beauty School.
On March 7, 1959, she was married to Marion Boyd Ingram in Lawton. He preceded her in death in 1979. Their daughter Judie Colene was born December 17, 1960.
After becoming a licensed beautician, she opened Sybilla’s Beauty Shop at 1509 D Avenue and practiced her beautician business while attending Cameron College, also working as a teacher’s aide for Lawton Public Schools. She graduated from Cameron in 1975 and became employed as a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, working in her beauty shop after school hours. She continued her education through the OU Extension Program, Receiving a BS Plus in Reading. She taught all elementary grades at Lincoln, including LRC. She was also team coordinator for the lower elementary grades. Many students returned after their graduation to visit with her and she eventually taught some of their children. After teaching for 23 years, she was forced to retire because of medical problems.
She was a faithful member of the Sullivan Village Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school.
She is survived by her daughter Judie Ingram Rall and husband Ed, Lawton, her mother, Ima Jean Kurtz, Lawton; two grandsons, Joshua Byron Rall and Ethan Benjamin Rall, Lawton; one sister, Frankie Kurtz Browning, Lawton; a brother, David Kurtz and wife Era Faye, Wichita, Kansas; a niece, Clarissa Kurtz Cox and husband John and their three children Corey, Stacey and Jeremy Cox of Andover, Kansas; a nephew, Michael Kurtz and his two children, Christopher and Kirsten, El Dorado, Kansas; an uncle, Buck Perry, Waukomis, Oklahoma; an aunt, Flossie VanDervort, Lawton.
Her father preceded her in death in 1978.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan Village Church of Christ Building Fund, 531 SE 45th, Lawton OK 73501.
John Hilbert Reid
Age 94, Snyder, Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Friday in the Becker Funeral Home Chapel, Snyder, Oklahoma with Rev. Jeff Flowers, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Snyder, officiating
Mr. Reid died Wednesday at his home in Snyder.
Burial will be at 4:00 pm Saturday in the Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
He was born August 27, 1910 in Blair, Oklahoma to Joseph Franklin and Lilly May (McLeod) Reid. He married Martha Dawson on April 5, 1935 in Hobart, Oklahoma. She died October 1976. He then married Edna Wilson in 1980. She died in 1993. He was currently married to Nola Daphine Reid. They married June 5, 1996 in Vernon, Texas. He was retired from Civil Service having worked for many years as a Fireman at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He also farmed in and around Southwest Oklahoma for many years.
Survivors include: his wife, Daphine “Debbie” Reid, of the home, a daughter, Nelda Reid Stewart and husband Dean of Abilene, Texas, 5 grandchildren, Paul Stewart of Williams, Arizona, Christina Washington of Levelland, Texas, Michelle Phillips of Tampa, Florida, Cammie Shea Agour of Levelland, Texas and Dale Reid of Pahrump, Nevada; 15 great grandchildren and a nephew, Joe Rose of Bakersfield, California.
He was preceded in death by his first 2 wives, a son, Johnny Dale Reid who died on January 25, 1984 and 3 sisters, Edith Primmer, Neva Nell Rose and Ella Marcile Nichols.
Age 87, Lawton, Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Thursday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. William F. Todd, officiating.
Mr. Regan died Monday in Lawton.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He was born April 15, 1918 in Chattanooga, Oklahoma, to Cleveland and Goldia Joy Fears Regan. He grew up in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Chattanooga High School. He later attended Cameron College. He married Inez Rothwell on March 29, 1952 in Walters, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on September 7, 2004.
He had sold insurance for various insurance companies and had farmed in the Lawton and Chattanooga area all of his life. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters and sons in law, Glenda and Rodney Brandt, San Antonio, Texas, and Linda and Ken Ragsdale, Arvada, Colorado; two grandsons, Kelly Stevens and wife Lisa, Lawton, and J.R. Stevens and wife Sherrie, Denton, Texas; two granddaughters, Torrie and Jennifer Brandt, both of San Antonio; four great grandchildren, Chase and Aubrey Stevens, Lawton, and McKenzie and Cooper Stevens, Denton; a brother in law, Floyd Bryant, Lawton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church; 704 SW "D" Avenue; Lawton, Oklahoma 73501.
Bonnie Louise Dodd
Age 82, Lawton - Graveside service will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with Hainds Laird, Chaplain of Indian Territory Home Health & Hospice, Lawton, officiating.
Mrs. Dodd died Sunday at her home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born December 12, 1922 in Apache, Oklahoma to Henry and Cynthia Lucinda (Ridgeway) Rinker. She married Harland Dodd on May 3, 1942 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He died January 24, 2001. She was a Cosmetologist and a homemaker.
Survivors include: Son Harland Dodd, Jr. and his wife LeAnn of Rochester, MN, Daughter Patty Parker and her husband Jim of Lawton, OK, 4 Grandchildren, Shannon Clements and her husband Bill of Mansfield, TX, Scott Parker and his wife Mari of Parker, CO, Bucky Dodd and his wife Alicia of Oklahoma City, OK and Michael Dodd of Rochester, MN. 3 Great Grandchildren, Zachary Clements, Tanner Clements and Ryan Parker. Niece, Donna Carothers and her husband Ricky of Indiahoma, OK, 2 Nephews Rocky Simpson and his wife Cindy of Stafford, VA and Val Gene Simpson of Lawton, OK. 5 Great Nephews, Dee Carothers and wife Heather, Trey Carothers and wife Heather, Kyle Carothers, Bret Simpson and Bobby Simpson. Great Niece Lindsey Simpson.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Sondra Lucinda Hamilton, 4 brothers- George, Ralph, Paul and Arthur and 5 sisters-Eunice, Viola, Bertha, Bernice and Naomi.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian Territory Home Health & Hospice Attn: Tammy Wampler 112 North Broadway, Walters, OK 73572 or to Cleo Craig Memorial Cancer Research Foundation 5002 SW Lee Blvd. Lawton, OK 73501