Sulphur Times-Democrat

Myrna Adeline Allen, of Sulphur, was born January 27, 1946 in Flomont, Texas to Ruel Elmer and Ruby (Russell) Cates. She passed away Monday, July 18, in Ardmore at the age of 70 years five months and 21 days. She grew up in Texas and California., and had lived in Suphur before moving here permanently 12 years ago. She was married to Harold Allen who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Abram and Aaron Allen and a brother, James Fredrick Cates. She is survived by her brother, Johnnie Cates, of Sulphu. No services are scheduled at this time Arrangements are under the direction of DeArman Funeral

Thomas L. Robins, Jr., a resident of Mill Creek, was born August 9, 1949 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Thomas L. and Ramona (Jones) Robins. He passed away July 19 in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 10 days. He married Norma Hall in Louisiana, Mo., on August 2, 1969. He grew up in Missouri, served two tours in Viet Nam from 1967 to 1971, serving in the US Marines Corps. He was a drill instructor at MCRD in San Diego, Calif. While in the service he received the Purple Heart, two Bronze Star Medals with Combat “V.” He had lived in this area the past 35 years. Thomas had worked in mining and trucking. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mill Creek. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Timothy S. Robins. He is survived by his wife, Norma Robins of Mill Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Dana Robins of Bossier City, La.; daughter and son-in-law, Hollyand Chad Van Meeteren of Tustin, Calif.; brother, Robert Robins of Marble Hill, Mo.; sister, Myra Elise Kinnard of Wentzville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jeremiah, Benjamin, Anna and Makayla. No Services are scheduled at this time Arrangements are under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Online condolences may be sent to

June was born on May 4, 1935 in Norge, to the late Marvin and Lola McHugh. June grew up and attended school in Norge and Chickasha. June passed away in her home on July 19, 2016. She worked as a secretary for Judge Colbert in the 60’s, and as a nursing aid at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital, Callaway and Artesian Nursing Home in Sulphur. For the Last 30 years, she was a stay at home wife and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and spending time with her family. June married Edward Leon Cox on August 22, 1954 in Texas. June is survived by her husband, Leon; son, Victor and wife, Christene; daughter, Susan and husband, Dewayne Bassett and son, Troy, all of Davis; six grandchildren, Telena and husband, Danny Stone, Francis, Darah and husband, Dennis Keser, Richmondville, N.Y., Manda McGaha, Davis, Kevin McGaha, Yokota Japan, Kaycee and husband, Huston Higgns, Wynnewood and Kaytlyn Bassett, Davis; six great-great grandchildren, Wylee and Nichelle McClellan, Keegan and Brody Cox, Payton and Lula Keyser; sister, Gladys and husband, Tommy and David McHugh, Chickasha. June was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lula McHugh; sister, Maybell and brothers, Donnie and Dale, all of Chickasha. A family memorial service will take place at her daughter’s home - date pending. In lieu of flowers, June’s children ask that you make a donation to a Children’s Cancer Hospital or Alzheimer Research Hospital.

Graveside services for Wilma Dee “Winnie” Ledgess, 87, Sulphur, were held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur. Arrangements were under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born November 25, 1928 in Holdenville to the late William Dee and Maudie Caroline (Smith) Worthy, she died Friday, July 22, in Sulphur Winnie and Calvin C. Ledgess were married on October 11, 1947 in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on Nov 9, 2006. Winnie grew up in the Ravia area and graduated from Wynnewood High School in 1946. Throughout their marriage, she and Calvin made their home in several states including Arkansas, California and Wyoming, prior to moving to Sulphur in 1999. Winnie spent 17 years working for the Chickasaw Nation as a hostess at the Artesian Casino. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, playing cards and trying her luck at casinos. Winnie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even her great-great grandchildren. Survivors include five children, Dennis Ledgess and wife, Beverly, Sulphur, Carolyn Ledgess, Sulphur, Dale Ledgess and late wife, Shannon, Davis, Pat McDowell and late husband, Mike, Sulphur and Chris Ledgess and wife, Tracy of Oologah; seven grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Winnie was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Motes and Dorothy Roberts. Serving as honorary pallbearers were her grandsons, Todd McDowell, Dustin Ledgess, Houston Williams, Dawell Villines, Stevie Villines and Darrel Villines. On line condolences may be offered at

Jodie Modell Parker, 90, was born April 28, 1926 in Sulphur and departed this life July 19, 2016 in Oklahoma City. Jodie was born to Cora and Joseph Parker in Sulphur, where he spent his formative years. He grew up on his family’s land, helping out on what he referred to as “Pop’s Farm.” He was a full-blood member of the Choctaw Nation. Jodie was toughened by his years growing up during the Great Depression, proudly telling his grandchildren about the days of having to walk barefoot to school three miles because they could not afford shoes. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1947. At the age of 17, and with a “minor’s release” signed by his pop, Jodie enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served as a Motor Machinist Mate aboard LSM-163. Honorable service included tours in the Philippines and Mariana Islands during World War II. Upon his return from the war, Jodie met fellow Sulphur resident, Lila Meeks. They eloped and were married in Gainesville, Texas on April 11, 1947. The couple moved to Oklahoma City upon being married. They welcomed their first daughter, Donna, in 1949. After taking employment with the Oklahoma Indian Department, Jodie and his family moved to Muskogee where his second daughter, Vickie, was born in 1950. Jodie later moved on to work for the Civil Service. His job took him on the road, working on antennas and various electronic equipment for the U.S. Government. He relished his years on the road and enjoyed sharing his stories and experiences for years to come. In 1982, after 34 years of federal service, Jodie retired from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in OKC. He had previously spent several years working electronics on F-4 Phantom fighter jets at Tinker Air Force Base. Jodie will always be remembered as being quite the talker. He loved his morning routine of gathering with his buddies at the coffee shop. Workers in the hardware store where Jodie spent countless hours buying things for household projects, knew him by name and always had a chair ready for him by the cash registers so he could sit down. When his eyesight became poor, he would sit in his chair and the staff would eagerly wait on him, bringing him whatever he needed. Jodie found the most joy in his grandchildren. More than anything, he loved attending their sporting events and school activities. Before his health would no longer allow, he also found great enjoyment in taking his bird dogs quail hunting, and going fishing with his grandkids and nephew, Randy, with whom he also took many trips to the casino. Together, Jodie and Lila enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and Branson with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Cora Parker; two brothers, John and Eugene Parker; two sisters, Josephine and Peggy and a half sister, Susie. Jodie is survived by his wife, Lila of Okla. City; two daughters, Donna Rozneck and husband, Paul of Evergreen, Colo. and Vickie Stewart and husband, Jerry of Okla. City; two grandsons, Jason Rozneck and wife, Malette of Edmond and Adam Rozneck of Arlington, Texas; one granddaughter, Isabelle Stewart of Okla. City; two great-granddaughters, Kennedy and Ridley Rozneck of Edmond and a large and beloved extended family Pallbearers were Paul Rozneck, Jason Rozneck, Adam Rozneck, Kennedy Rozneck, Isabelle Stewart, Jim Parker. A Military service was performed by the Choctaw Nation Honors Team, Services were held on Saturday. July 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the DeArman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick Terry officiating. Interment followed in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Online condolences may be sent to