Jan Lane (Melton) Bailey
Funeral service for Jan (Melton) Bailey will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, December 3, 2022 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receieve visitors from 3:00pm until 6:00pm on Friday, December 2 at McRay Funeral Home.
Jan Lane (Melton) Bailey passed away from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on November 29, 2022. A devout Christian, she was a member of the Church of Christ. She was born on July 29, 1946 to William E. Melton Jr. and Novella Mae (Price) Melton in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She graduated from Roswell High School (New Mexico) in 1964. In 1974, she met the love her life, Bill Bailey, and they were married for over 48 years. She was the proud mother of six children. An avid church-goer and volunteer, she was always coordinating the preparation of funeral dinners, working with the March of Dimes, and crocheting hats and blankets for needy newborn infants, which were then donated to local hospitals. She was known for her abundant kindness, generosity and grace.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, Jeffrey.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Bailey, children Dianna Leonhardt, David Bailey, Brent Kenney, Krista Bailey Massey, and Charles Bailey, sister Nancy Melton Morales and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Mildred E. “Micki’ Kiser
Funeral for Mildred E. “Micki” Kiser, age 100 of Palestine, TX, formerly of Chickasha, will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 2, 2022, in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. Ron Blankinship will officiate.
Micki was born the daughter of Charlie O. Smith and Maudie J. (Manley) Smith on October 10, 1922, in Konawa, Oklahoma. She died on November 28, 2022, in Palestine, Texas.
Micki grew up in Wanette, OK and moved to Oklahoma City in 1941. She married John Kiser on September 1, 1943 and they moved in 1960 to Lawton, OK where they lived until moving to Rush Springs, OK in 1971. In 1988, they moved to Chickasha where Micki lived until moving to Palestine, TX to be near her son due to her health. While in Chickasha, Micki was a member of the Southern Oaks Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Roy, Ed, and Oliver; two sisters, Dora and Juanita; great granddaughter, Kayla; daughter, Edith Bryant; and her husband, John Kiser.
Micki is survived by her son, Charles Kiser and wife Connie of Palestine, TX; son-in-law, Anthony Bryant of Denison, TX; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Marjorie Annice Hill
Funeral service for Marjorie Annice Hill, age 83 of Verden, Oklahoma will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the Epworth United Methodist Church. Rev. Kyle Clark will officiate.
Annice passed away on November 19, 2022, at her home in Verden, Oklahoma, surrounded by her family.
Annice was born on September 25, 1939 to Elbert E. and Erma Ruth “McDowell” Cassel in Verden, Oklahoma. Annice was a graduate from Verden high school in 1957 and continued her education at Draughon’s Business school. While attending business school she met the love of her life Bill in 1958.
In 1959, she and Bill were married and inseparable from that point on. Annice and Bill were married for over 63 years and had two children, Fred and Denise.
Annice was a fiercely dedicated mom to her children. Family came first and was above all else to Annice. The hole left by Annice’s absence is impossible to fill. She adored all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved spending time with them at every available opportunity.
Annice loved her church, teaching Sunday school, playing the piano, singing in the choir, UMW, OHCE, her house plants, and flower gardening. Her favorite music was hymns. She began playing the piano at Dutton UMC, her childhood home church which she attended with her family and her grandparents.
Annice was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert E and Erma Cassel, son Fred Hill and granddaughters Franziska Annice Wall and Abby Michelle Wall, two brothers, Elden Cassel and Dale Cassel.
She is survived by husband Bill, daughter Denise and husband Joe Wall, daughter-in-law Tammie Hill, grandchildren James Wall, Billy Joe Wall and wife Lorinda, Michael Wall, Elizabeth Wedel and husband Tyler, and Katherine Crow and husband Zack, seven great grandchildren, sister Betty and husband Terry Pope, and two sister-in-laws Mary Lou Cassel and Dorothy Cassel and a host of nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Carrie Armstrong, age 94, of Norge, OK will be held at 10:30am on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Bible Baptist Church.
Carrie married Jim Armstrong in 1954 in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma. She has lived in the Norge and Pioneer area for many years. She was a member of the Laverty Baptist Church. Carrie loved canning and sewing.
Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, Buster and Rosa Smith; her husband, Jim Armstrong; daughter, Betty Abshier; three sisters and their husbands, Emmie and Jack Devault; Ruby and Art Hayes, Bessie and Jack Lee; grandsons, Freddy Abshier and
Kirk Abshier; son-in-law, Jimmy Abshier
She is survived by her son, Jim Armstrong; former daughter-in-law Laurie Dobson; grandsons Nicholas Armstrong and Jesse Armstrong; granddaughter Brittney Armstrong; great grandchildren Andrea, Ahbree, Paisley, Corbin, and one great granddaughter soon to be born.
Burial will be in the Laverty Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Doris Joy (Ware) Walker
Funeral service for Doris Joy Walker, age 84, of Verden, Oklahoma, will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the McRay Funeral Home chapel.
Joy was born July 17, 1938 to Perry Preston Ware and Doris Eunice Ware in Savannah, Oklahoma. She subsequently moved to Tupelo, Oklahoma. Joy grew up on a farm south of Tupelo on the bank of Muddy Boggy Creek. She was a talented basketball player and loved playing high school sports for the Tupelo Tigers. After graduating from high school, she married D. L. on September 25, 1958 and they moved to Nurnberg, Germany, while D. L. served in the United States Army. Their oldest daughter was born while they were in Germany. After returning to the United States, they had another daughter. D. L. operated heavy equipment and Joy made a home for her family as they traveled from road job to road job before settling in Verden in 1969. Joy’s family was her highest priority. She never missed a sporting event or activity with her daughters and grandsons. Joy was their biggest fan! Joy was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for the family. She also enjoyed sewing, word games, fishing and feeding the hummingbirds.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 10 siblings.
She is survived by children DeLonia and Stanley Verser of Verden and Kimberly and Mike Feno of Morrison, Colorado. She is also survived by grandsons and wives: Daniel and Auriel Verser, Brookshire, Texas; Benjamin Verser, Verden, Oklahoma; Kyle and Mariah Feno, Littleton, Colorado; Evan and Samantha Feno, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; Ryland and Raquel Feno, Littleton, Colorado; and Lance Feno, Littleton, Colorado.
Burial will be in the Gerty Cemetery in Gerty, OK at 3 p.m. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Christopher Watson Miller, Jr
Funeral service for Chris Watson Miller, age 88 of Verden, Oklahoma will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Verden First Baptist Church with Charles Willis officiating.
Chris Watson Miller was born March 29, 1934 to Chris and Nona Miller near Verden, Oklahoma. He went to be with Jesus on November 5, 2022 at his home in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He graduated from Verden High School in 1952. He married his high school sweetheart Juanita Jean Unruh on September 3, 1955 and raised three children. Some of the endeavors of his early life: Chris was active in FFA. He was very successful in many different judging contests from livestock to land judging. In 1951 his team won the State Livestock Judging Contest. He excelled in raising and showing Poland China Swine and was the President of The Swine Breeders Association. He loved the farming life and also worked in the construction field building houses. Chris loved his family with all his heart and soul. He was respected and revered in all fields of business that he endeavored in. They lived on a farm north of Verden until 1986 and then traveled to various construction sites in the state of Oklahoma.
He is survived by his daughter Diane and Doug Butler, of Anadarko, son Keith and Cathy Miller of Clinton, and son Kent and Dana Miller of Purcell. Eight grandchildren, Joe Hackney and Alison Schindler of Chickasha, Chris and Kenli Miller of Clinton, Courtney and Matt Slover of Tuttle, Whitney and Will Carpenter of Mustang, Ashley and Blaine Harrison of Gracemont, Kaleb Miller of Clinton, Kyleigh and Craig Walton of Mustang, and Mason Agee of Purcell. Six Great Grandsons - Rylend Slover, Cooper Hackney, Braylin Slover, Langston Miller, Heston Miller, and Axl Harrison. Four Great Granddaughters - Emma Harrison, Kaisley Jean Slover, Kaizlee Miller, and Kori Kate Carpenter. Sister in-laws Opal Layman and Dennis Beanland of Ridgedale, MO, Verda and Don Winn of Verden, OK, and Lauri and Jackson McLane of Anadarko, OK, numerous nieces and nephews, and close friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Jean Miller, parents Chris and Nona Miller and brother Bob Miller and sister Pauline Miller.
Pallbearers: Joe Hackney, Chris Miller, Kaleb Miller, Matt Slover, Will Carpenter, and Craig
Interment will be in the Verden Cemetery. Service is under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.