Sulphur Times-Democrat

Memorial services for Linda Marie Knighten, 42, Sulphur, were be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.15, with family members in charge. Arrangements were under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born December 7, 1971 in Sherman, Texas to Joseph and Betty (Hughes) Suter, she died Saturday, Oct. 11, in Sulphur. She had lived in Sherman and Whitesboro, Texas, Pauls Valley, Sulphur, and Mill Creek, Oklahoma most of her life. She was married to Winfred Knighten on May 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister: Doris Lee. She is survived by her husband, Winfred Knighten, her mother, Betty Suter; eight daughters, Misty, Stormi, Sunni, Summer, Tashina, Venus, Cassy and, Stephanie, four brothers, Joseph, Charlie, Thomas, and Robert; four sisters, Terry, Cathy, Brenda, and Carol; 11 grandchildren, an aunt, Jody, uncle, Jerry and nephew, Louie. Online condolences may be sent to

Graveside services for Elmer E. Nunley, 86, Mill Creek, will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at the Mill Creek Cemetery with Chaplain Steve Mahan officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Born February 18, 1932 in Antlers to the late Beecher and Ethel Rose (Tow) Nunley, he died Sunday, Oct. 12, in Oklahoma City. Elmer and Patsy June “Pat” Chronister were married on November 22, 1962. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2014. Others preceding him in death include a son, Gary Nunley in August 2004; brother, Doyle Faye Nunley and sister, Rachel Adean Miller. Elmer grew up in the Mill Creek/Sulphur area. He spent his working career as a heavy equipment operator at several area rock quarries, retiring in the early 1990’s. Elmer was an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting every opportunity he had. He also enjoyed carpentry work. Elmer loved spending time with his family, especially if it included a fish fry. Survivors include one daughter Lorraine Rawls and husband, Danny, Davis; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four siblings. On-line condolences may be offered at

Michael O. Lowther, 66, of Lincoln, Nebraska and Oklahoma, passed away October 9, 2014. He was born November 9, 1947 in Sulphur to Olen Victor and Elizabeth Faye (Samples) Lowther. He was the retired Director of U.S. Health and Human Services and was a Special Advisor to the White House. Family members include his wife, Laurie Barger Sutter; sons David (Jean) Lowther, Alex (Tracy) Pearl, Paul Sutter; daughters, Caitlin (Robert) Sutter, Hayley Sutter; grandchildren, Teal Hobson-Lowther, Indigo Hobson Lowther, Marisol McDowell, Elli McDowell, Henri Basil McDowell, Teagan Sutter, Lily Pearl, Wyatt Pearl; uncle, Edwin (Jean Carr) Samples; aunt, Linda Samples. He was preceded in death by parents, Olen and Elizabeth Lowther; two uncles. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to

Graveside services for Wanda Ruth Barnett, 78, Davis, were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, with Rev. Billy Staggs officiating. Burial was at Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born November 10, 1935 in Mannsville, to Frank and Juanita (Ferguson) Shelby, she passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, in Davis. Wanda grew up in the Mannsville area, before moving to Davis. She had worked at Falls Creek and as church secretary for several years. Wanda married Rollie Barnett in Davis on October 15, 1955. He preceded her in death October 24, 1988. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Davis. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her daughter, Vonda Barnett, Davis and three grandchildren, Amelia Barnett and Shane Danford, Kayren Barnett Stephens and Sam and Robi-Von Barnett. Online condolences may be sent to

A memorial service for Linda Darlene Elkins, 64, was held Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11:00 a.m. in DeArman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating. A resident of Shawnee, Linda was born November 4, 1949 in Oklahoma City, to Haskell Edward and Floy (Carter) McRavin. She passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Shawnee. Linda had lived in Oklahoma City most of her life, graduating from Capitol Hill High School. She worked for the City of Oklahoma City while living there. She moved to Bethel in early 1980. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Haskell Edward McRavin II and a granddaughter, Kayedance. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Amy Johnson of Sulphur, Becky Barnett and Caleb of Stephenville, Texas, Amanda Smith and Rod, of Purcell; grandchildren, Toree, Nicholas, Kaydee, and one on the way, Maybree. Online condolences my be sent to