Audra Tommie Irwin
Graveside services for Audra Tommie Irwin, of Chickasha, were held 2 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha. Pallbearers were Bart Jay Robey, Darenda Sylvester, Darrelyn Phillips, Johnna Kempe, Colton Feroli, Kimberly Weger. Brant Stubblefield, minister of the Church of Christ officiated.
The Prism Quartet recording of Alex was played during the service.
A pioneer, retired nurse and dedicated caregiver has entered Paradise. Audra Tommie Irwin was born April 19, 1910 in Hawley, Texas to Acey Clifford and Flora Ann (Pruett) Bates. She passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 102.
She moved in her early childhood to Snyder, Oklahoma, later moving to Grady County in the Ninnekah, Pioneer and Fairview communities, and presently residing in Oklahoma City.
She graduated from Fairview High School where she lettered in basketball and went to State two years. She and her future sister-in-law, Nellie Irwin Beasley, were teammates and were known as the “mean ones” on the team. Her future husband, Carl, also went to State in basketball and vocal music.
Audra continued her education at St. Anthony Hospital, where she completed medical and radiology technology, being one of the original ones.
Audra married Carl. M. Irwin on March 18, 1928 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. They were attended by Archie Doss and Grace King. They were close friends and later married. To this union was born one daughter, Teddy Jo Ann Irwin.
In 1938, she obeyed the gospel of Christ at Central Church of Christ, now Southern Oaks in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She was baptized by Brother Byron Fullerton. She received much encouragement from a dear friend, now deceased, Irene Thompson. She was presently a member at Deer Creek Church of Christ.
Her professional career began with Dr. Walter Baze and Dr. Joseph Swan. She remained with them for several years. She was associated with the Chickasha Clinic where she worked with pediatricians, Dr. A.W. Hoyt and Dr. William Click. In 1957, Dr. Hugh Connor and Dr. John Ennis opened the new hospital in Cyril. She and Velma Hollern accepted the challenge to work in the new endeavor, working to build a health care facility. She loved every minute of this demanding challenge.
Always eager to gain more knowledge and expertise in the medical field, she took any new seminar or advanced training that came her way. Later she was on the staff at Baptist Hospital, now Integris. She did private duty nursing where she met many lovely patients, many becoming lasting friends.
With a busy career, she and Carl still had time to organize the Chickasha Ramrods Riding Club. This was a youth group which participated in riding events throughout the State. Just so happened, that their three granddaughters where charter members, Carla, Dara and Jamie.
Audra and Carl were very active in the Disabled American Veterans. Both of them serving as State Commander. Many veterans benefited from the dedication to this organization.
Both Audra and Carl were strong, loyal Democrats, active in precinct, county and state functions.
In her eighties, she played basketball with her great grandson, Bart Jay Robey, the star in her eyes. She might have been the winner.
Audra was a very strong willed and determined individual. On her 90th birthday, she dribbled a basketball into the Quail Creek Bank in Oklahoma. She had to prove to Bob Holland that she could still do it.
She loved her family and took care of them. It was instilled in Audra and Carl that you take care of your own. She cared for all her family. She was the only one left standing. She accomplished her goal.
Audra is pre-deceased by her husband, Carl; son-in-law, James E. Watson, whom she considered as a son; granddaughter, Jamie Ruth Feroli; her parents, Acey and Flora Ann Bates; two sisters, Katie Lee Boswell and Ada Mae Simonton; one brother, David T. Bates and three nephews, Dennis Bates, Duane Simonton and Dan Simonton.
She is survived by her daughter, Teddy Jo Ann Watson; two granddaughters, Carla Robey-Harcourt and Dara Lynn Robison; seven great grandchildren, Bart Jay Robey, Darenda Sylvester, Darrelynn Phillips, Johnna JoAnn Kempe, Colton James Feroli, Sean Feroli and Kimberly Weger; eight great-great grandchildren, Grace, Elizabeth Robey, James Watson Robey; twins Addison and Aiden Sylvester, Alaura Litson, Jacoby Kempe, Jamielynn Kempe and Kadyn Weger; one very special nephew, Marlin Lee Boswell and his wife, Virginia
Interment was in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, OK under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.
Audra Tommie Irwin
Funeral services for Kristin Rogers, of Alex, OK, will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Grand Assembly of God Church, Chickasha, OK.
Kristin Rogers was born to Randal Rogers and Marla (Lee) Rogers on September 26, 1992. She passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at her home at the age of 21.
Kristin grew up in the Alex area and graduated from Alex High School in 2011.
She is survived by her mother, Marla Rogers, of Alex, OK. Her father Randal Rogers of Maysville, OK. A brother, Aaron Rogers and his wife, Morgan, of Yukon, OK. Grandparents: Bruce and Eunice Lee of Alex, OK, Walt and Viola Rogers, of Chickasha, OK
Many aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.
Julia Ann Jones
Funeral Services for Julia Ann Jones, 61, of Tuttle, OK will be at 1:00 P.M., Monday, December 9, 2013 in the Sowers Memorial Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home in Tuttle, OK. Julia was born December 10, 1951 in Chickasha, OK. She died December 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Tuttle, OK under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home of Tuttle, OK.
Edward C. "Buddy" McWhorter
Funeral services are pending for Edward C. "Buddy" McWhorter, 87, of Chickasha with Ferguson Funeral Home.
Buddy was born August 7, 1926 and died December 6, 2013.
BOBBY J. WHEELER
Memorial services for Bobby J. Wheeler are pending and will be announced at a later date.
Solomon James Morris lll
Funeral Services for Solomon James Morris lll, 44, will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at More Souls Outreach Ministry, 1010 SW McKinley, Lawton, OK 73501. He was born May 4, 1969 in Norman, OK and died December 2, 2013 in Lawton, OK. Services are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Chickasha, OK, Ricky A. Brown and Jennifer Ann Goforth, Funeral Directors/Embalmers.
Services are pending for Andrea Wilson, 21, of Oklahoma City, OK. Services are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Chickasha, OK, Ricky A. Brown and Jennifer Ann Goforth, Funeral Directors/Embalmers.
Patricia Lee Anderson-Hook-Fusco
Patricia was raised in Chickasha and graduated Chickasha High School in 1951.
Memorial service at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 14th, at the Maranatha Baptist Church on 29th St, Chickasha, OK. Reception to follow service.
In lieu of flowers, family request donation be made to Santa's Workshop.
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