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 February 2016 Obituaries 
Janice Marlene Howell
Celebration of life for Janice Marlene Howell, age 80 of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016 in the Verden First Baptist Church. Rev. Ed Whitley will officiate. Also, friends and family who wish to share a memory of Mrs. Howell will be given the opportunity to speak.
Janice Marlene was born the daughter of Dale Johnnie Dickenson and Dorothy Mae Brown Dickenson on September 24, 1935 in Verden, Oklahoma. She died on February 24, 2016 in Oklahoma City.
Janice graduated from Verden High School in 1953 as valedictorian. She attended OCW and received her bachelors degree in Home Economics in 1956. While still in school, she married Ray Howell on August 20, 1955. She taught school at Lexington, OK for one year, then taught at Dibble, OK until 1960. They moved to Verden and later lived in Altus, Enid, Oklahoma City, and Amarillo following her husbands work. They moved back to Oklahoma City in 1973. In 1982, she began working for her husband’s consulting engineering firm, Howell & Summers Engineering Inc, taking care of office duties until 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Dorothy Dickenson.
Survivors include her husband Ray Howell of the home; son Craig Howell of Oklahoma City; sister Brenda Dickenson Martin and husband Johnny of Chickasha; nephew Christopher Martin of Lawton; nephew Michael Martin of Portland, Oregon; numerous extended family and friends.
Interment will be in the Verden Cemetery at 1:30 pm under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home of Chickasha.

Evelyn Mosley
Funeral service for Evelyn Mosley, age 80 of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Southern Oaks Church of Christ in Chickasha. Wade McKnight will officiate and Ron Blankinship will assist.
Evelyn Mitchell Mosley was born the daughter of Kyle Aderhold and Leona Gidney Aderhold on April 6, 1935 in Waco, Texas. She died on February 22, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Evelyn grew up in Texas graduating from high school in West, Texas before attending Baylor University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Education. She married John Mosley on June 14, 1958 in West, Texas and taught school for several years before moving to Chickasha. In 1962 she moved to Chickasha with her husband John, who joined the family business, The Mosley Agency. Evelyn worked for The Mosley Agency for 35 years. She was a member of the Southern Oaks Church of Christ and taught children’s bible classes for over 40 years. She was a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 306, honorary member of Junior Social Workers, and a member of PEO Chapter DV.
She was preceded in death by her parents Kyle and Leona Aderhold.
Evelyn is survived by her husband John Mosley; son and wife Mike and Sheila Mosley; son and wife Chris and Suehzen Mosley; grandchildren Kyle Mosley, Cooper Mosley and Anna Mosley; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Oaks Christian Education Scholarship Trust, 3320 S. 16th, Chickasha, OK 73018.

Jim Wallace Stamper, Jr.

Funeral service for Jim Wallace Stamper, Jr., age 63, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Rev. Kim Hayes will officiate.
Jim Wallace Stamper, Jr. was born the son of Jim Wallace Stamper, Sr. and Alberta Retha Jarnagin Stamper on October 21, 1952 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He died on February 21, 2016 in Chickasha.
Jim lived in Chickasha for most of his life. As a teenager he moved to Oklahoma city for a short time and began laying ceramic tile. He then returned to Chickasha where he worked laying floor covering, which he did all of his life. In 2006 he purchased Old Hwy 81 Sports Bar & Grill.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Alberta Stamper; brother Albert Prentiss; sister Truvella Ward; and nephew Nathan Farmer.
Jim is survived by his daughter Lindsey Palesano and husband Kris; son Jason Stamper; son Chad Chancellor and wife Meleia; son James Stamper and wife Mandy; partner Venus Gilbert; daughter Shalea Cramer; brother Vernon Prentiss and wife Arlita; sister Eureka Stamper; sister Doris Huff and husband Jay; and eleven grandchildren.
Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Marjorie Clara (Newberry) Nicholas
Marjorie Clara (Newberry) Nicholas died February 6th, 2016. She was born September 30th, 1917 northwest of Guthrie to W.H. & Clara (Gilliam) Newberry. In 1936, she graduated from Mulhall High School where she was a member of the Glee Club and Orchestra. In January 1937, she moved to the Meridian Community which was NW of Chickasha. She worked @ the Kress Store in Guthrie & Chickasha and attended Hills Business School. On January 2nd, 1941, she married Kermit Nicholas in Ada, Ok. Since 1974, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pocasset where for many years, she worked in the nursery during Sunday evening Bible Study and served on the Hospitality Committee. She also worked in Bible school serving Kool-Aide and cookies. She took the grandchildren and neighbor children to Bible school for many years. Since 1938, she was a member of the Meridian Extension Group and received her 70 year pin in 2008. She judged at many county fairs, Grady County 4-H Food Fairs, 4-H speeches, contests and demonstrations. She worked as a 4-H Superintendent during the Grady County fair for over 30 years and was the 1994 County Fair Honoree and 1997 Oklahoma Fairs & Festival Volunteer of the Year. She was a member of the Grange since 1937 and served as a local officer and state officer, along with husband Kermit. In 1998, she received a 60 year pin from the Grange. She was a member of Farm Bureau. In 1999, she received a Certification of Appreciation from Pocasset Lions Club for service in their Annual Turkey dinner.

In 2010, she moved to Bethany to live with her daughter, Patsy Tapp. In April 2015, she moved to Warr Acres Nursing Home where she resided until her death.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Newberry, who died September 19th, 1971; her father, W.H. Newberry who died August 19th, 1972; husband, Kermit, who died September 13th, 1973; brother-in-law Jay Cook who died March 7th, 1995; son, Gary Don, who died March 9th, 2012; son-in-law Kenneth Easterling who died January 3rd, 2013. She is survived by her daughters Patsy Tapp of Bethany and Shirley Easterling of Mustang; sister Merle Cook of Midwest City; Grandchildren: Chris Easterling & wife Claudia of Mustang, Gail Easterling of Oklahoma City, Cindy McKown & husband Josh of Mustang, Donna Eckiwaudah & husband Andrew of Cyril, Sherri Brokaw & husband Sean of Howard, OH and John Nicholas & wife Carla of Chickasha; Great Grandchildren: Levi Garrett, Cassie McClure & husband Mac, Kylie Easterling, Bethany Easterling, Audrey Easterling, Austin Heath, Breauna McKown, Lillian Eckiwaudah, Presley McKown, Livia Nicholas, Camellia Eckiwaudah, Jackson Nicholas; nieces Betty Jean Lytle and Kristina Cook, great niece Kay Lytle and great nephew Jeff Lytle & his children Sarah & Maxwell; also many cousins, including Selva Castle of Kingsport, Tennessee and dear neighbor Rose Dearinger.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 10th from 5pm – 8pm at McRay Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2pm, Thursday, February 11th at First Baptist Church of Pocasset under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

James Doyle Freie

Funeral service for James Doyle Freie, age 90 of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the Anadarko Church of Christ. James Freie, Jr. will officiate.

James Doyle was born the son of Ed Freie and Ruth Hanger Freie on February 5, 1925 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He died on February 2, 2016 in Chickasha.

James graduated from Cyril High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 serving in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. After World War II, he returned to the family farm where he farmed and ranched the rest of his life. In 1965, he started working for Pioneer Seed and was sales manager until retiring in 1990. After retiring, he moved to Edmond.

James was involved in the Cyril Community serving on the Cyril Fair Board and the Cyril School Board. He was a member of the Anadarko Church of Christ serving as an elder. After moving to Edmond, he was involved in the Edmond Church of Christ with the search program as well as mission efforts.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Ruth Freie, sister Ethelene Cribbs, brother Bert Freie, first wife Dorothy Freie, and son Gary Freie.

Survivors include his wife Dean Freie of Edmond; son and wife James Freie, Jr. and Lynnetta of Prineville, Oregon; son and wife Dennis Freie and Cleta of Anadarko; grandchildren David, Brian, Brad, and Jenna; great grandchildren Ashley, Heather, Riane, Jenna, Tucker, and Kohl; great great grandchildren Destiny and Kylie.

Interment will be in the Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko. Service will be under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Edmond Church of Christ mission fund, 801 S. Bryant, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034.

McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown
Phone: 405-224-4141


Fax:  405-224-1584

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