Sulphur Times-Democrat

Jerry Newman Cozad, 73, of Elk City, Oklahoma was born on September 17, 1941 in Kenton, Ohio. He is the son of Franklin Earl and Mary Arlene (Newman) Cozad. Jerry passed away on November 22, 2014 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jerry served our country proudly in the United States Air Force. He met and married his best friend and sweetheart, Linda Marie West on August 4, 1964 in Elk City, Oklahoma. Jerry enjoyed going to the Pioneer Short Stop and Stout Clock Shop every morning visiting with his friends. He also enjoyed traveling and driving around Elk City Lake, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was an active member of the Church of God in Elk City, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Church of God in Elk City, Oklahoma. Pastor Joe Thompson will offi ciate. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma. Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda Cozad of Elk City, Oklahoma; two sons, Franklin Cozad of Elk City, Oklahoma, Dusty Cozad of Yukon, Oklahoma; four grandchildren; Jyssica Jordan Cozad of Clearlake, California, Skyler Wayne Cozad of Yukon, Oklahoma, Jacoby David Cozad of Elk City, Oklahoma and Angelina Cozad of Midwest City, Oklahoma; one brother Charles “Buster” Cozad of Kenton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Mary Cozad; one sister, Alice Stahl and one brother, George Cozad. Memorials can be made to the Church of God in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, 600 W. Country Club Blvd, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644. Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at

Services for Julia Kathrine Gardom, Sulphur, were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Harrah with Father Prakash Madineni officiating. Interment was held at St. Teresa’s Catholic Cemetery in Harrah under the dirction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Born May 12, 1915 in Harrah to John Henry and Lillie (Hopcus) Miller, she died Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Sulphur at the age of 99 years, six months and seven days. She married F. A. Dale Gardom in Harrah on July 30, 1934. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Martha Greenlee and one brother, Lewis Miller. She had lived in several locations including Oklahoma City before moving to Sulphur in 1963. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, Kenneth Gardom of Azle, Texas and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to 

A celebration of life for Mollyann P. Cypert Davidson was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore with Dr. Rick Bagett, Dr. Alton Fannin and Walter Busma presiding. Interment followed at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Mollyann died at a local hospital on Tuesday, November 18. She was the daughter of Charles and Donna Mae Platt, and was born on August 12, 1933 in Stillwater OK. She was a proud graduate of Stillwater High School and a proud attendee of Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. She met Bob Cypert at OSU and they were married August 6, 1955. The couple moved to Ardmore in 1957 from Stillwater and to Ada in 1963. In 1972 they moved to Sulphur. In 1977 they moved to Oklahoma City and in 1978 they moved back to Ardmore. Bob died in 1985. Almost two decades later, in March, 2004, Mollyann and Joe Davidson were married. They lived in Ardmore these last ten years. Mollyann worked throughout her life, always a wife, always a mom, always a community volunteer. She was an employee of Credit Bureau of Ada, Sulphur Public Schools, Rockwell International, Citizens Bank of Ardmore, and Mercy Memorial in Ardmore. Mollyann was a committed Christian all her life. In Ardmore she was involved in First Baptist Church and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. A few of Mollyann’s activities include: Kiwanis, Terrifi c Kids, Kiwanis TV Auction, United Way, Ambulance Board, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Bob Cypert Leadership Award for the Chamber, Chamber Business Afterhours, and Presbyterian Women. She was preceded in death by Bob Cypert, husband of 30 years, and her parents. She is survived by Thomas Joe Davidson, husband of 10 years, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Tom Norton, San Francisco, Calif., Jenny and Tony Gibson, Ada; six grandchildren, Derek and Amy Norton, Stillwater, Sydney and Ric Ellis, Stillwater, Shelby Norton, Santa Barbara, Calif., Mason Gibson, Ada, Charlie Gibson, Stillwater, Lincoln Gibson, Ada; one great grandchild, Emma Norton, Stillwater; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Sue Platt, Tulsa and numerous nieces and nephews,  other relatives, and many, many friends. She is also survived by her lifelong friend, Bonnie Shields, Ada. Pallbearers will be Billy Bean, Pat Ownbey, Mike Hobson, Tom Williams, Jake Charnock and Chuck Waugh. Honorary bearers will be the Ardmore Kiwanis Club. Condolences may be made to the family online at The family requests in lieu of fl owers that donations be made in Mollyann’s name to Terrifi c Kids, Kiwanis Club of Ardmore, PO Box 653, Ardmore, OK 73402.