Sulphur Times-Democrat

A memorial service for Earl Garrett, 78, of Sulphur, will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin with Bro. Eddie Dye, officiating. Services are under the direction of the Elgin Funeral Home. Earl L. Garrett left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior and his bride of nearly 53 years, Joan Garrett. He was 78 years old. Earl Leon Garrett was born on March 22, 1936 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Jess and Cleopatra (Barnett) Garrett. He graduated from Chickasha High School in 1953 at the age of 17 and immediately joined the United States Navy. He served our country for 22 years, retiring in 1976. He later went to work for GSA serving as Federal Building manager in Lubbock, Texas until retiring from GSA in 1992. He resided in a home at Lake Arbuckle where he finally established his roots. Earl loved his family, church family along with his OU Sooners, amongst several other hobbies. “Poppy” loved his children and grandchildren with all of his being. Earl can now rest forever with his wife. He will forever be loved and missed. He is survived by one son, David Garrett and his wife Karen of Little Elm, TX; one daughter, Dara Guffey and her husband Mike of Foster, OK; five grandchildren: Travis Gosnell and his wife Ashlynn of Lindsay, OK, Tyler Gosnell of Lindsay, OK, Kayla Gosnell of Foster, OK, Michael Garrett of Little Elm, TX, and Brenna Garrett of Little Elm, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 53 years just two weeks prior, Joan Garrett; his parents: Jess and Cleopatra Garrett; one sister, Celeste “Sis” Sanders; three brothers: G.J., Bill Garrett; and Carol G. “Tyke” Garrett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl’s memory to the VFW Post 11194, 1702 N. Broadway Ave. Ada, OK 74820. An Online Guestbook is available at FletcherAndElginFuneral.com.

Services for Mary Betty Davis, 88, Davis, were held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the First Baptist Church of Davis with Brother Alan Dale officiating. Interment followed at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Betty was born on February 18, 1926 in Wynnewood to Melvin and Anna (Patrick) Wheeler. She died on November 13, in Norman. Betty married Erman Moore in January, 1943. He preceded her in death in September, 1944. To this union was born a son, Randal Erman Moore, on December 10, 1943. She married James Robert Davis on January 9, 1947. He preceded her in death on September 11, 1968. This union brought another son, Larry James Davis, on November 18, 1949. Others preceding her in death include her parents and sisters, Ida Tidwell and Christine Martin. Betty is survived by two sons, Randy Moore and wife, Billee, Davis and Larry Davis and wife, Susan, Minco; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Betty was known by many as “Granny.” She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was a homemaker, one of the best cooks around, and always had a large garden. She always had a meal for anyone who came by, and over the years that was a lot. She and James owned a gas station in Wynnewood in which she helped until his death. She worked one day (and one day only) at the nursing home. Only she could tell of that experience! Betty also worked for Paul and Ruby Fine at The Clothing & Bargain Store for two years. She later went to work for her son, Randy, at the City Drug where she was employed for 16 years. After retiring, she continued cooking, canning, gardening, and playing lots of dominoes with her friend, Macy. Her final years were spent at Burford Manor. She made many friends there. She was a giver! Hard worker! Very independent! She never would ask anyone for anything. It was always, “What can I do for you?” Special and wonderful are not big enough words to describe this lady. On-line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.