Obits

JURTH, William R.

Graveside services are scheduled Jan. 13, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. in Chickasha’s Rose Hill Cemetery for engineer and artist William R. Jurth, 96, of Ridgefield, Conn. Jurth died Aug. 27, 1999, at Filosa Convalescent Center in Danbury, Conn., after a brief illness.

He and his wife, the late Florence Brown, were fond of USAO and left a sizeable portion of their estate to the university.

He was preceded in death by his wife, art teacher Florence Roberta Brown, formerly of Chickasha, who graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in 1926.

JONES, Opal F. (Jackson)

Opal Floy Jones, 95, of Sweetwater, Texas, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church in Duncan with the Rev. Jody Hilliard officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.

JACKSON, Harold Wayne

Funeral for SFC (Ret.) Harold W. Jackson, 69, of Chickasha, will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 24, 2004, in Bethlehem Baptist Church of Lawton, with Gary E. Bender, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Sill National Cemetery under the direction of Jefferson Funeral Home. Military honors will be conducted at the gravesite.

HUBER, Chad Allen

Graveside service for Chad Allen Huber, 22, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday. May 21, 2005 at the Celestial Gardens Cemetery, Cyril, Oklahoma.

Chad Allen Huber was born August 10, 1982 in Chickasha, Oklahoma the son of Rick Allen and Tammy Lynn (Lowe) Huber and died May 17, 2005 in Chickasha.

HOPKINS, Elwood “Hop”

The campus family mourns the loss of a longtime friend to the college and the Chickasha community. Elwood “Hop” Hopkins, 85, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, after a long illness. He is the father of Jim Hopkins, a computer specialist at USAO, and the husband of Mary Hopkins, retired alumni director and former secretary to the president.

Services are scheduled Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home in Chickasha.

Hopkins was born August 19, 1918, in Roosevelt, Okla., the son of Leo and Mary Smith Hopkins. He died May 23, 2004, at his home in Chickasha.

HOODENPYLE, Ruth A. (Willis)

WALTERS - Funeral for Ruth Aline Hoodenpyle, 98, Walters, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, with the Rev. Mike Bernhardt officiating. Mrs. Hoodenpyle died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Walters. Burial will be at Walters Cemetery.

HOLCOMB, Irma Rae (Lumley)

Irma Rae Holcomb Graveside service for Irma Rae Holcomb, age 85, of Chickasha, Okla., will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. Don Horton will officiate. Irma Rae Holcomb was born the daughter of John Ingels Lumley and Irpel Curtis Lumley on February 28, 1919, in Hennessey, Oklahoma. She died on September 4, 2004, in Chickasha.

Africa's Development, Culture, Music Featured in Two Events at USAO

It's the second largest continent on the Earth and contains 53 different countries. In those countries, there are at least 3,000 distinct ethnic groups and more than 2,000 languages spoken. On March 4-5, the USAO Symposium on Africa and the Festival of Arts and Ideas will present a snapshot of this diverse continent.

HILBURN, Malcolm

The college family mourns the death this week of longtime Chickasha educator Malcolm Hilburn, husband of Malyne Hilburn, who chairs the University of Science and Arts Board of Regents.

Malcolm Hilburn passed away peacefully at home on March 9, 2005, at the age of 83. Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the First Baptist Church of Chickasha, 324 W. Colorado, under the direction of Brown-Christian Funeral Home.

HIGGS, James Albert

James Albert Higgs was born in Sasakawa, Oklahoma to Rev. Charles Allen Higgs and Flora Mae Higgs on December 31, 1934. A graduate of Sasakawa High School, "Albert" as he was known in his youth, lived with his sisters and brothers on ""Higgs Hill"" just outside of Sasakawa and joined the United States Air Force upon graduation. James Albert Higgs was the son of a Baptist preacher/teacher/store keeper. He was a Christian who made a public profession of his faith and was baptized into the membership of Hudson Avenue Baptist Church, Oklahoma City.

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