Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Audrey (Abbott) Scherer, 87, Sulphur, are pending at Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur. She died Monday, April 13.

Services for Kim Kepley, 52, Oklahoma City, are pending at DeArman Funeral Home in Sulphur. He was born December 12, 1962 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Betty Lou (Cook) Kepley and John David Kepley, Sr. He passed away Wednesday April 8, in Oklahoma City. He married Katherine Sue (Geuea) Kepley in Eden, Texas on August 11, 1983. He lived in several areas before moving to Oklahoma City. He had worked in construction. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Anthony Kepley. Survivors include his wife, Sue Kepley,El Dorado, Texas; one daughter, Cera Kepley; two sons, Joshua Kepley and Kyle Kepley; three grandchildren, Delilah, Janalea, Caleb; one sister, Vicky Dudley, Noble and one brother, John David Kepley, Jr. of California.

Graveside military services for John Blake Mitchell, III, Sulphur, were held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 10 at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin. Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis was in charge of arrangements. John was born March 13, 1941 in Oklahoma City to the late John Blake and Francis Mitchell, II. He died Saturday, April 4 at the Sulphur Veteran’s Center at the age of 74. John grew up in the Oklahoma City area where he attended high school. He joined the United States Army in November, 1960. His service to this great nation, included three tours of combat during the Vietnam War. After he was honorably discharged, due to injuries, John returned to the Oklahoma City area. In his spare time, he enjoyed “tinkering” with electronics. John was an avid John Wayne fan, watching his old western movies as often as possible. Survivors include his daughter, Cindy Emberty and husband, Rodney, Oklahoma City; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. On line condolences may be offered at

Memorial services for Frankie Jean DeMoss, 74, of Ocoee, Fla., formerly of Ada, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Folger officiating. Mrs. DeMoss died Friday, April 3, 2015 in Ocoee, Fla. She was born August 18, 1940 in Sulphur to Wetzell Lee “Lucky” May and Dorothy Pearl “Tyncy” Wilson May. She was later adopted and raised by her maternal grandparents, Gene and Frankie Wilson. She grew up and attended Sulphur schools. She married James DeMoss of Sulphur on February 2, 1957. He preceded her in death December 5, 1983. She lived in Ada for several years and then moved to Florida. While in Florida, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4305 in Winter Garden, Fla. Survivors include her four children, Barbara Heath and husband Don, Ocoee, Fla., James Jr. (Jay) DeMoss and wife Cindy, Ada, Ed DeMoss and wife Sandra, Ada and Wanda DeMoss, Ada; her mother, Dorothy “Tyncy” Childs, Sulphur; a brother, Jack Childs, Sulphur; sister, Patty Childs, Sulphur; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James DeMoss; brother, Forrest Clifford “Butch” Childs; and two grandsons, Bobby Ray Copeland and Russel Don Copeland. Online condolences may be sent to Criswell Funeral Home of Ada will be in charge of arrangements.