Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Bessie Pauline Sanders, 94, Davis, were held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept, 27, at the East Main Church of Christ in Davis with Brother Roy Conner officiating. Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born June 9, 1922 in Harden City to the late James Clay and Sarah Elizabeth (Blevins) Cradduck, she died Saturday, Sept. 24, in Sulphur. In 1945, she and Velmar Sanders were married in Ada. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1986. On August 25, 1988, Pauline and Haskell “Skeet” Morris were married in Davis. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1998. Following her marriage to Velmar, they owned and operated a café in Ada for a short time, prior to moving to Davis in 1956, where she worked as a beautician. In 1960, Pauline opened her own shop and spent 30+ years doing hair. She often referred to her job as “twisting hair for the dolls.” She was a very faithful member of the East Main Church of Christ. Whether it was taking meals to people in need or sitting and visiting friends in the nursing homes and hospitals, Pauline was always trying to help others. She loved God and her family. She will be greatly missed. “We love you and don’t you ever forget” was something she always said to her grandchildren, and now they say that to their beloved “MeMaw.” Survivors include two sons, Larry Sanders and wife, Sue of Craig, Colo. and Gary Sanders and wife, Judy of Davis; four grandchildren;11 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many neighborhood children who referred to her as their “MeMaw.” In addition to her parents and husbands, Pauline was preceded in death by six siblings, George Cradduck, Bertie Sherrell, Dora Jumper, Dovie Byrd, James Arthur Cradduck and J.C. Cradduck. Serving as pallbearers were Jake Sanders, Joel Sanders, Garron Sanders, Andy Hill, Jerry Payne and Buddy Vinyard. On-line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

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Funeral services for Marion Richard Johnston, 88, Sulphur, were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Faith Center Church of Sulphur with Pastor Manny Cantu officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur. Arrangement were under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. Marion was born on July 9, 1928 in Lindsay to Roy Thomas and Mae (Auld) Johnston. He died Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Sulphur. Marion & Linda Mae Webb were married on July 20, 1998 in Gainesville, Texas. Marion was raised in the Lindsay/Chickasha area, graduating from Lindsay High School. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, Marion returned home and began a career in the oil field/drilling industry. He worked as a tool pusher, rig supervisor and driller for 60+ yrs., retiring in 2012. In his younger years, Marion was a passionate worker. His hobbies were watching westerns on television, fishing, working on lawn mowers, garage sales and especially enjoying family. Marion is survived by his wife, Linda Johnston; daughter, Diana Morton, Keene, Texas; step-daughter, Marsha Sweeten; two step-sons, Timothy and Kevin Stanford; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Kay Wilmor, Sulphur and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his previous wife, Betty; one daughter, Nancy Woodall; one grandchild, Andrea Woods; two sisters and three brothers. On-line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.