Sulphur Times-Democrat

Graveside services for Marie (Larney) Lewis, 85, Davis, will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19, at Dolberg Cemetery under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born June 8, 1930 in Rocky Point, Okla., to the late Edward and Arnie (Hully) Larney, she died Monday, May 16, in Gainesville, Texas Marie grew up in the Rock Point/Wewoka area. In her early teen years, she and her family moved to Oklahoma City. She spent most of life working as a customer service representative in retail sales, prior to her retirement in 1996. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and socializing with friends and family. Marie was a very loving and devoted mother, not only to her own children, but to their friends as well. Survivors include her daughter, Deloris Cunnish Garner , Sulphur and six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Philip; three sons, Melvin Wayne Larney, Joe Edward Cunnish and Jimmy Bob Cunnish and two brothers, Yelman Scott and George Harjo. On-line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

Linda Kay Gray, 70, passed away on May 13, 2016 at her home in Oil Center. Visitation was held at Criswell Funeral Home in Ada on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 17. Reverend Nathan Cowen officiated. Criswell Funeral Home will be handling arrangements. The graveside service was held at McGee Cemetery, north of Stratford. Linda was born in Sulphur on December 4, 1945 to Lorena and Merle Dodson. She married Mike Lynn Gray on July 17, 1967 and they made their home in Oil Center. Linda went to beauty school in 1974 and was the owner of Mane Attraction Salon. She was known as one of the best hairdressers in Ada. She was the biological mother of four beautiful daughters but was “Momma” to many. She was known for her strong spirit and generous heart. She taught her children to always put their best foot forward and to make a good first impression. Linda and her family enjoyed Florida vacations and cruises with her brothers and sisters. Linda’s favorite vacation spot was Las Vegas. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Lorena and Merle and six siblings, Charles Wesley Dodson, Merle Ruth Dodson, Wesley Douglas Dodson, Dorothy Sue Dodson, Tommy Jefferson Dodson and her twin brother Larry Ray Dodson. She is survived by her husband, Mike, her four daughters, Donnita Kay Bratcher, Melinda Joy McDaniel, Michelle Lynn Robertson and Melissa Cloreta Gray-Gregory, her six grandchildren, Brandi LaChele McDonald, Michael Dylan McDaniel, Michaela Ray Robertson, Tyler Lynn Robertson and Morgan D’Nell McDaniel and Taylor Nicole Robertson as well as five great grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Cloreta Gray; and a sister, Annette Bratcher. Linda Gray will be sorely missed by many but the memory of her strong spirit and giving heart will be a source of comfort to her family and many friends. Bearers will be Brent Bratcher, Jackie Don Stanford, Shawn Dodson, Mike Stanford, Tommy Joe Stanford, Mark Gray, Steve Gregory and Steven Robertson.

George Robert Scott, 94, of Fort Smith, slipped quietly from this world and began his heavenly journey on April 30, 2016. He was born in the small village of Bexar, Arkansas on July 10, 1921 to William and Estella Scott. He was the oldest of three children and moved to Oklahoma at the age of 10. He lived throughout Oklahoma including Bristol, Sulphur, Shawnee, Norman, Perry, Ardmore and Muskogee before moving to Fort Smith in 1963. He was a watchmaker and jeweler who worked for Cowan Jewelry and Hub Pawn Shop for over 25 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He is a WW II veteran with the US Navy. George was a quiet man, laid back and always ready to chat with a friend or lend a hand. He had many friends and no enemies. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening and travel. One of his life highlights was a trip to Israel. George was a craftsman and loved to work with wood. He personally remodeled every room of his home, and was known to be able to fix just about anything. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lavena in 1938 and by his wife, Billie. George and Billie were married during the war, and were blessed with a 64 year marriage. He is survived by one sister, Leah Brothers of Sulphur OK, and by three children, Bob Scott (Judy) of Sulphur OK, Pat Lyons (Mike) of Portland ME, and Kathey Curry (O J) of Fort Smith. He was blessed with a neice, five nephews, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. His daughter, Kathey took wonderful care of George, and made sure that he was able to remain at home until the end of his life. The family would like to express their gratitude to Lisa Garretson for her many years of caregiving, as well as O J and Israel Curry for their caring efforts. A Celebration of Life Service was at Roebuck Chapel at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am. Interment was at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers were David Matlock, David Adrian, Harry Keifer, Bill Brothers, John Brothers, Jon Scott, David Scott, Israel Curry and Roger Owen. To place online tributes visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.