Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Shirley Evelyn Smith, 78, Broken Bow, were held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Brumley Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Bow with Rick Stabile officiating. Interment followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Broken Bow under the direction of Brumley Funeral Home. Born February 19, 1937, in Mill Creek to Elvey William and Eula Ellen Merryman, she died February 21 in Broken Bow. She was a member of the Lukfata Baptist Church. She had lived in the Broken Bow area for 58 years after moving from Mill Creek. She loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, baking, playing dominoes, singing, dancing and taking trips to Branson, Mo. Shirley and Billy Gene Smith were married on September 24, 1955 in Yuma, Ariz. Survivors include her husband, Billy Gene, of the home; one daughter, Jada Coffman, Broken Bow; three sisters, Iona Caraway, Sulphur, Alene Ambrose, Sulphur, Lola McKim and husband Ronnie, Kingston; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Carl and Maxine McGee. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lorene Maytubby and Allie Mae Clement; one nephew, Rodney Dale McKim. Serving as pallbearers were David Kemp, Kelly Kemp, Don Smith, John Punneo, Wendell Blackwell and Doug Storey. Honorary bearers were Brian Tolbert, Carl McGee and Danny Dollarhide.

June Craig, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt joined her Lord in Heaven on Feb. 27, 2015 in Oklahoma City. Throughout her life, June was caring, loving, and devoted to her family. She enhanced the lives of many during her 88 years. June was born June 11, 1926 in Sulphur to Ernest Clyde and Ruth Hazel (Harrison) Hicks. She married the love of her life, Wayne Leroy Craig on Dec. 20, 1945. Wayne preceded her in death on April 13, 2010. Wayne and June had two sons, Michael and Patrick; two daughters, Ruth and Teresa, who will be forever blessed for having June as their mother. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at East Central State College and furthered her education with a Master’s Degree at New Mexico State University. June taught elementary education, retiring from the Alamogordo, N.M. Public School System and later retiring from the Davis Public School System. In retirement life, June and Wayne enjoyed traveling, life on their farm, their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Runyan and husband Buddy, of Kingston and Teresa Ryan and husband Don of Oklahoma City; two sons, Mike Craig of Oklahoma City and Patrick Craig and wife Tammy of Claude, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Worthington of Winter Haven, Fla. and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children or New Covenant Christian Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Guardian West Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. at New Covenant Christian Church with interment at 2:00 p.m. at Palmer Cemetery in Sulphur.

Dorothy Anita Hensley was born April 7, 1931 and passed away February 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Payne and Winnie Brewer; one brother, Gerald Payne; and her husbands, Otto Grounds, Jr. and Seth A. Hensley. She is survived by children, Randy Grounds, Susan Marchbanks, and Seth Hensley, III; grandchildren, Heath and Jennifer Marchbanks, Leisa and Greg Hall, Tony and Michelle Marchbanks, Gregg and Jennifer Grounds, Cory Grounds, Sara Hensley Claggett and Marisa Priddy; 13 great grandchildren; one brother, John Payne, and nephew, Andy Payne. Dorothy lived most of her life in Pauls Valley where she was active in her church, Valley Christian, and her community as long as her health allowed. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery officiated by Larry Cornforth. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Professional services and interment were under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. A message of condolence may be sent to www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.

Services for Gerald Bock, 83, Sulphur, were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 2, at DeArman Funeral Chapel officiated by Scott Hoover. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home. Born December 7, 1931 in Hobart to Winford L. and Mary E. (Briggs) Bock, he passed away Friday, February 27 in Sulphur. Gerald grew up in the Hobart area and rode the bus to Sulphur to attend Oklahoma School for the Deaf, where he graduated in 1953. He married Crystal Lemmings on January 31, 1954 in Sulphur. They lived in Texas while he worked as an offset pressman for Sterline Printing. After returning to Sulphur, he worked as a houseparent at OSD. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Aileen Wiley and a brother Wayne Bock. He is survived by his wife, Crystal L. Bock, Sulphur; one daughter, Kathy Bock, Sulphur; one son, Willy G. Bock, Denton, Texas; one brother, John R. Bock, Odessa, Texas; two grandchildren, Regina Beaver and Natalie Wise; two great-grandchildren, William Sumners and Addison Beaver and several nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to www.dearmanfuneralhome.com

Services for Ricky Stough, 56, Sulphur, were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at Chapel of Crossway Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Mike Hartman and Rev. Tim Moore. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home. Born December 18, 1958 in Midwest City, he passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, in Sulphur. He married Leticia Maria (Ramirez) Stough in Ingleside, Texas on November 20, 2004. Ricky grew up in this area, graduating from Oklahoma School for the Deaf in 1977. He then lived in Oklahoma City where he worked for the State Insurance Commissioner. They returned to Sulphur in 1993. He had also worked as a welder in his spare time. He was preceded in death by a brother: Clayton Carter Chaffin and his grandfather, Dick Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Tisa Stough, Sulphur; parents, Paul and Kay Chaffin, Sulphur; two brothers, Brad Frazier, Steamboat Springs, Colo. and Stephen Chaffin, Sulphur; two sisters, Joni Swarb, Sulphur and Jill Chaffin, Oklahoma City; his mother-in-law, Belen Ramirez, Ingleside, Texas; his grandmother, Nell Richardson; uncles and aunts, Ronald and Jean Richardson, Sue Brewster, Jimmy and Barbara Dale, Nita Chaffin and LaDonna Kay Chaffin. Online condolences may be sent at www.dearmanfuneralhome.com.