Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Ronnel Lee Thomasson, 71, Davis, will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, at the Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Davis with Pastor Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment will follow at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Suphur under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Ronnie was born Jan 10, 1944 in Davis, to the late Lee and Lois
(Farris) Thomasson. He died Friday, June 19, in Sulphur Ronnie and Darlene Coll were united in marriage on February 3, 1967 in Gainesville, Texas. Ronnie grew up in Davis, where he graduated from high school in 1963. After high school, he worked at a local feed store for a short time, prior to moving to Oklahoma City, where he began working for Southwest Electric Co. In 1966 Ronnie transferred from Oklahoma City to Ardmore, where he remained with Southwest until 2004, when he went to work for EJ Iron Works in Gene Autry. Ronnie retired from EJ in 2013. In his spare time he enjoyed farming and ranching, working in his shop and helping his neighbors. Survivors include his wife, Darlene; two sons, Coll Thomasson and wife, Jessica, and Kelby Thomasson; one grandson, Randon Thomasson, all of Davis and six sisters, Neta Adams, Tyler, Texas, Glenda Harper, Sulphur, Eva Meador, Davis, Wilma Hughes and husband, Rocky, Sulphur, Beverly Pence, Ardmore and Gayle Johnson, Davis. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, June 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hale’s Funeral Home in Davis. On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial services for Douglas Eugene Whitaker, 85, Ada will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday June 26 at Central Church of Christ Family Life Center in Ada with Bud Ross officiating. Arrangements will be under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born February 21, 1930 in Paoli to Mounce Ethler and Francis Leila (Layton) Whitaker,
he passed away Saturday, June 20 in AdaDouglas grew up in Paoli, graduating from Paoli High School. He then received his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts from East Central State College. He and Martha Ann Kelley were married on June 9, 1951 at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Douglas worked for the Wrangler Jeans Division of Blue Bell,  
Inc. until his retirement. After his retirement, Douglas joined his wife Martha in the day to day operation of several retail stores including Penelepe’s and the Clothes Corner in Ada. Douglas was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the Ada Kiwanis Club which installed some of the original facilities at Wintersmith Park, including the small train that still runs today. Douglas was also a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army until being honorably discharged in February of 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers,Vaughn and Wilbur Whitaker; three sisters, Jean Futrell, Neva Spence and Lyndal Ezell. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Whitaker, Ada; one son, Paul Whitaker, Moore; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Paul Rudolph, Jenks; two grandsons, Jeremy and Mitchell Whitaker; one granddaughter, Alex Rudolph; one great-grandson, Tripp Whitaker and two sisters, Ethlyn Dennis and Anita Ford. Online condolences may be sent to www.dearmanfuneralhome. com. 

Memorial services for Donnie Leon Clinton, 68, Sulphur, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 23, at Crossway First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating. Arrangements will be under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born October 29, 1946 in Ardmore to Elva and Leonard Clinton, he passed away Saturday
June 20 in Sulphur. Donnie grew up in Lone Grove where he graduated from high school. He married Emma (Harber) Clinton in Ardmore on October 8, 1977. The couple
moved to Sulphur in 1983. Donnie had worked as service manager for Murray Lawn Mowers, covering the western United States and he was former coowner of Donnie’s Small Engine Repair in Ardmore. Donnie builtand drove his own dragster. He attended Crossway First Baptist Church. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, L.F. Clinton. Surviving are his wife, Emma Clinton, Sulphur; daughter, Shellie Mathews and Eddie Hector, Wynnewood; three sons, Jody Clinton, Lone Grove, Reece Clinton and Lori, Davis and Bryan Whiten and Sami, Davis; one brother, Jessie Clinton, Ardmore; 14 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Tom Payne, his best friend, will serve as an honorary bearer. Online condolences may be sent to www.dearmanfuneralhome. com.