Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Matthew Dillon Blalock, 22, Sulphur, were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct.18, at the First Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Claud Williams and assisted by Joey Muck. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born June 30, 1994 in Ardmore, to Brian and April (McCracken) Blalock, he passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Sulphur at the age of 22 years, three months and 13 days. He married Cydnie (West) Blalock in Tishomingo on May 9, 2015. He grew up in the Sulphur area and graduated from Mill Creek High School. Matthew worked in maintenance for Martin Marietta. He loved to ride horses, go hog hunting, and the ranch rodeos. He was a volunteer for the Hickory Fire Department. Matthew was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Sulphur. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, S. L. and Donna Blalock. He is survived by his wife, Cydnie Blalock; one son, Bentley Blalock; his parents, Brian and April Blalock; one brother, Travis Blalock and ShaLane; one nephew, Bayler Blalock; his grandparents, Don and Patsy McCracken, all of Sulphur. Pallbearers were Bud Walker, Tucker Brown, Shane England, Ty England, Trent Maness, and John Wesley, Jr. Online condolences may be sent to  

Services for Peggy Ruth Attebery, 77, Mill Creek, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mill Creek, officiated by Rev. Darryl Patrick. Burial was at Mill Creek Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born May 2, 1939 in Sulphur to William Coke and Ada Ruth (Johanson) Clement, she passed away Thursday. Oct. 13, in at the age of 77, years five months and 11 days. She married Joe N. Attebery in Mill Creek on July 23, 1955. He preceded her in death on December 22, 2011. She grew up in Mill Creek where she graduated from High School. She went on to East Central University where she graduated with a double major in Elementary Education and in Music. She started the kindergarten program at Stroud before moving to Mill Creek. She also started the kindergarten program in Mill Creek and taught kindergarten and music in Mill Creek schools. She also taught private piano lessons at her home until her retirement. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Mill Creek. Preceding her in death were her parents and brother, Dale Clement. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Darlene Pittman and Ted, Sulphur; a son and daughter-in-law, Randall Attebery and Ann, Mill Creek; five grandchildren, Geary Pittman and Christie, Kim Dixon and Reggie, Kristalyn Pittman, Kyle Attebery and Mary Bocox and Roger and 12 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Slaughter, Wes Harden, Mike Orr, Page Johnson, Greg Lindell, and Gen Langford. Honorary Bearers were her Bunco Family, Bill Bray, Sam Orr, Darrel Payne Online condolences may be sent to   

Funeral services for Archie Jarlar Thorp, 92, Carrollton, Texas will held later at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born January 1, 1924 in Celeste, Texas to Eddie Alvin and Estelle Alton (Sims) Thorp, Sr., he passed away Saturday, Oct.15, in Sulphur, at the age of 92 years, nine months and 14 days. He married Alice (McGee) Thorp in Greenville, Texas on August 5, 1956. He grew up in Celeste, Texas, attending school there until being inducted into the Army during WWII. He returned to Texas where he owned and operated Thorp Plumbing in the Farmers Branch and Carrollton, Texas area. He had lived in Davis for seven years where he also worked in the plumbing field. He later returned to Carrollton for a few years and returned to Sulphur in September, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Alice Thorp, Carrollton, Texas; two daughters, Diane Craig of Sulphur and Denise Hess of Carrollton, Texas; one son, Archie James Thorp of Carrollton, Texas; two brothers, Jerry Thorp, and Willie Thorp and one sister, Frances Remediz Walls. 

Retired Garvin county Texas Longhorn rancher, Richard Lawrence Yack, died at his ranch, south of Stratford, Oklahoma, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 after an extended illness, at the age of 75 years, three months and 21 days. Born to the late Joseph and Hanna Elizabeth (Parry) Yack, June 14, 1941 at Neola, Utah, Richard grew up in Lander, Wyoming. He later lived in Greybull, Wyoming where he was a Bee keeper, producing “Yack Honey”. For most of his life, Richard was involved in custom residential and commercial construction. An accomplished builder, he formed the “Wickiup Construction Co.” in Lakeside, Montana and built custom homes. Following that venture he moved to California where he worked for the Pennfield Development Company in residential and commercial construction. In California he met and was married to Ida Brewer on December 18, 1991 at Big Bear Lake. They would have celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary this year From California, they moved to Victor Montana, where Richard was the project manager for Hamilton Construction Co. It was in Victor that he first became interested in raising Texas Longhorn cattle. Richard continued in the construction business, joining the McNatt Construction Company in Oklahoma City. He and Ida soon purchased their ranch property south of Stratford, built their home and moved there in 2001. After his retirement he raised Texas Longhorn cattle full time. Richard had been a member of Rotary International, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, and the Wyoming Bee Keepers Association. He was also a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America and the Indian Territory Texas Longhorn Association. Richard continued to breed, raise and sell registered Texas Longhorn cattle after his retirement from the construction business, until failing health forced him to disperse his herd. A wonderful husband and father, Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Ida of the home; a son, Vince Yack; daughters, Jessica Clark, Polly Lewis and her husband, David; grandchildren, Jazmyn Clark, Amanda Schmitt, Andrew Lewis, Christopher Mai and Austin Lewis; four great grandchildren and two sisters, Al Reta Larson and Ruth Yack. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lana Jo Yack and a brother, Ralph Yack. Richard’s ashes will be interred in the Wyoming family cemetery at a later date. Cremation-With-Care was provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory. Richard’s memorial book may be signed and condolences sent the family on line at  

Graveside services for Dixson N. Gorrell, Sr., 93, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Oaklawn Cemetery officiated by Larry Hawkins. A military service was conducted by the Chickasaw Honors Team. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born August 15, 1923 in Davis to Adolphus and Selina(Nail) Gorrell, he passed away Thursday, Oct.15 in Ada at the age of 93 years and two months. He had lived in this area all of his life, attending school in Sulphur where he played football and was on the wrestling team. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII and had worked in drywall construction. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Garland Gorrell; a daughter, Karen Ingrham; three brothers, General Gorrell, Cecil Gorrell and Henry Gorrell. He is survived by three daughters, Linda Richards, Terlingua, Texas, Sug Thomsen, Parhump, Nev. and Lisa Allen, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sons, Roland Gorrell, San Francisco, Calif., Dixson Gorrell, Jr., Davis and Scott Gorrell, Sulphur; one sister, Ruby Thomas, Barberton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Online condolences may be sent to