Obits

PITTS, Hazel M. (Graves)

Pitts, Hazel Marie Graves HAZEL MARIE (GRAVES) PITTS Hazel was born the daughter of Lee Graves and Phenie Kennedy Graves on May 25, 1918, in Howard County, Arkansas. The family moved to Grady County when she was a small child and she spent most of her life in this area. She attended Chickasha Public Schools, OCW and USAO. She married Louis Pitts on February 26, 1939.She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1936 to 1948.

HILL, Hazel L. (Harris)

Hazel L. Hill, 90, of Midwest City, passed away January 22, 2009. She was born March 27, 1918 to William and Daisy (Kendrick) Harris in Washington, OK. Hazel graduated from Chickasha High School and the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. On December 8, 1939 she married Louis G. Hill. Hazel was a member of Ridgecrest Church of Christ since 1950 and a substitute teacher for the Mid-Del Schools for over 25 years. She is survived by her two sons: William L. Hill and wife, Patricia of Salisbury, MD and James T.

NEASE, Harriet E. (Criswell)

Harriet Eleanor Criswell Nease (December 22, 1916-August 26, 2008) was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Charles and Harriet Criswell. She moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, in 1923, and then to Norman in 2001, where she lived at Rivermont Retirement Community.

PIKE, Hal G.

Funeral service for Hal Gene Pike, age 53, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008, in the Southern Oaks Church of Christ. Jim Sheerer will officiate. Hal was born the son of Harold Gene Pike and Rheta Nadine St. John Pike on August 16, 1954, in Chickasha. He died on April 20, 2008, in Oklahoma City. Hal graduated from Chickasha High School at the age of 16. At the age of 19, he graduated from OCLA (now USAO) where he began working in 1978.

HUGHES, Griffith R.

Memorial service for Griffith Richard Hughes, age 91, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25,2008, in the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Barbara Hunt will officiate. Griffith Richard Hughes, son of William G. Hughes and Mamie A. Gillfilin Hughes, was born on November 10, 1916, in Fort Scott, Kansas. He died on Monday, June 23, 2008 in Chickasha. He married Bettye Rushing on June 8, 1963 in Fort Scott, Kansas. He graduated from high school in Fort Scott and later graduated from Fort Scott Community College and Kansas State University.

SWARTS, Gloria M. (Kelly)

Gloria Mae (Kelly) Swarts, 78, longtime resident of Oklahoma City, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009 after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was born February 13, 1931, in Eakly, Oklahoma to William Albert Kelly and Rita Odessa (Robbins) Kelly. Raised in nearby Carnegie, Oklahoma, along with her younger brother, Daniel Linwood (Buck) Kelly, her family owned Kelly Grocery during the Depression. They later introduced peanut farming to Southwest Oklahoma.

GIBBONS, Gloria D. (Smith)

A memorial service for Gloria Dean Gibbons, 76, of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Blakeburn officiating. Gloria Dean Gibbons and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Scarf. If you ever saw Gloria Dean you would always see her wearing a scarf. It could be filled with colors, horses, flowers or hearts. It was as essential to any outfit as it was an accessory to the life she lived. A pink chenille scarf started her life on Dec. 5, 1932 in Kilgore, Texas. She was the second child to C.B and Virgie Smith. Although B.J.

LUMAN, Gladys A. (Zachary)

Luman, Gladys Audell Gladys Audell Luman passed away May 15, 2007, at the age of 98. She was born January 16, 1909, to Ambrose & Maude Zachary in Sterling, OK.

JONES, Geraldine W.

Funeral service for Geraldine W. Jones, 87, of Lawton, will be 2 p.m. .Tuesday in the Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan with Dr. Jack Robbins officiating. Mrs. Jones died Sunday in a Lawton care center. Burial will be in the Duncan City Cemetery under direction of the Becker Funeral Home. She was born Nov. 29, 1922 in Coalgate. She grew up in Coalgate and was a graduate of Coalgate High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She married Edwin Allan Jones on Sept. 7, 1940 in Chickasha and together they moved to Duncan in 1944. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2005.

TROTT, Geneva (Chambless)

Services for Geneva Chambless Trott were held on August 25, 2007 in Hawaii. She was born November 22, 1931 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Jimmy and Mildred Matthews Chambless and granddaughter of W.C. Matthews, a Pioneer resident of Chickasha. She attended Chickasha public schools graduating in 1948. She attended OCW (now USAO) and graduated with a degree in education to teach physical education. Mrs Trott taught in the Tulsa, Oklahoma public school system prior to her marriage She recently moved to Hawaii. In 1955 she married Richard Lee Trott who predeceased her.

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