ROBERT N. EDWARDS
Our husband and father, Robert N. Edwards was born March 20, 1930 in Alva, Oklahoma to Robert and Nora Edwards. Born and raised in Alva, Bob had an innate love of flight as this interest showed itself in the first grade as an award for a project involving aircraft.
Flying before licensed, he earned his license at the earliest possible age. His love for aviation was equally divided between keeping a “bird” flying and actually soaring through the sky.
His love for aviation eventually directed his sojourn toward Northrop Institute in California and what would begin a forty-nine year journey with his wife, Nancy. Aviation continued to dominate his married life as they brought four boys into the world--James, Michael, Robert and William.
Robert served with Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Army National Guard and was called to duty in the Korean Conflict. A patriot, Bob continued serving his country as a civilian contractor in Viet Nam.
Retired from General Motors, Bob dedicated his time to the people and friends of Pocasset. These moments of “city business” in the local coffee shop allowed his love for community to blossom. His love extended to his grandchildren. Michelle, Jeremy, April, Alex, Lindsay, and Jamie. As Bob has been set free from his earthly restraints, he surely is visiting his first great-grandchild due to be born next month.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nora Edwards, his siblings, Dorothy Lee, Roberta Evans, and Otho Edwards.
Pocasset will still have Bob as his remains will lay in rest at the Pocasset cemetery. His family wishes the citizens and friends of Pocasset to understand their positive influence they had. Bob’s lifelong desire was to have his ashes spread over Alva, the town where he had been raised, upon his passing. This lifelong request was recently amended to remain in Pocasset and for that our family holds his friends in the highest and most respected regard.
MURRELL RAY MARTIN
Funeral service for Murrell Ray Martin, age 67, of Chickasha will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at the Verden First Baptist Church. Rev. William Embrey will officiate and Rev. Johnny Wray will assist.
Murrell Ray Martin was born the son of William Henry Martin and Pearl Arminda Martin on April 28, 1939, in Minco, Oklahoma. He died on July 29, 2006, in Chickasha.
Murrell grew up in the Chickasha area and married Wanda Long in March of 1958. They lived many places in Oklahoma as Murrell worked as a welder in the oilfields and as a pastor at various churches. In the early 1980's, he moved to eastern Oklahoma where he lived until returning to Chickasha in 2003. Murrell was a member of the Tabler Gospel Tabernacle where he was the assistant minister.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Martin, his son, Danny Martin, his parents, William & Pearl Martin, one brother, Alvin Martin, one sister, Frances Martin, three half-brothers, and three half-sisters.
He is survived by:
Daughter: Sandra Murray of Elk City; Son: Jack Martin of Verden; Son: Will Martin of Oklahoma City; Daughter: Melanie Sixkiller of Jay; Brother: James Martin of Cement; Brother: Clifford Martin of Yukon; Brother: Bill Martin of Foster; Brother: Noel Martin of Wewoka; Brother: Charles Martin of Choctaw; Brother: Roy Martin of Rush Springs; Half-Brother: Earl Ware of Oklahoma City; Half-Brother: J.L. Ware of Eufala; Half-Brother: Robert Ware of Oklahoma City; Eight Grandchildren and Four Great-Grandchildren.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mcrayfuneral.com
ROBERT N. EDWARDS