Mable Berniece (Woods) Hartley was born on September 12, 1936 in Wynnewood, OK to Jessie (Broom) and Fred Woods. She passed away on February 21, 2020 in Pauls Valley, OK at the age of 83 years 5 months and 9 days. Mable grew up in Wynnewood and graduated from Wynnewood High School. After high school she spent time in Moore and OKC before returning to Wynnewood. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.She was preceded in death by her parents.She is survived by her daughter - Ginger Smeltzer of Wynnewood; two sons - David Wayne Garrett and wife Debbi of Lone Grove, OK; Fred Garrett and wife Harlene of Elmore City, OK; brother - Leon Woods and wife Barbara of Sulphur, OK; nine grandchildren - Mitchell and Molly Larimer, Dana Pila, Jodi Purser, David, Devin, Daniel, Tommy, and Stephanie Garrett, 13 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.Visitation will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 5 to 7pm at DeArman Funeral Chapel in Wynnewood, OK. Services will be held at DeArman Funeral Home Chapel in Wynnewood at 1pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Please send online condolences to www.dearmanfuneralhome.com
It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, MeeMaw, sister, and aunt Emita Ann Whicker (née Day) on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the age of 71 years in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born in Ada, Oklahoma, on February 3, 1949 to J.L. Day and Ruth Vivian Day (née Whitaker), Emita attended W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, after which she gave birth to her first three children Tate Rischard, Tamala Mischelle, and Travis Roice Beaufeaux. Spending a brief time in Minnesota where she tragically lost her infant daughter Tamala, Emita moved back to Corpus Christi, where she met the love of her life, Joel Whicker. Emita and Joel married on December 3, 1977. Their daughter, Kasaundra Whicker, was born in 1979 and shortly thereafter they moved to Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Emita led a life of service to others as a caregiver for the elderly; as well as to God by her and Joel providing audio assistance for worship services, fellowship, and other events at the Assembly of God Church of Wynnewood. They also served as custodians of the church. They continued to be active in the Assembly of God Church in Wynnewood for many years, then moved to Oklahoma City following the untimely death of her beloved son, Travis, in 2000. Emita spent the remainder of her life in the Oklahoma City area, where she and Joel lived close to her remaining children and grandchildren. The family celebrates Emita’s life, knowing that she is now at peace, and surrounded by her family and friends who have previously passed. Emita is pre-deceased by her parents J.L. and Ruth Day; two of her beloved children, Tamala Mischelle and Travis Roice Beaufeaux, as well as her loving sister Valene Ray (née Day). Emita is survived by her devoted husband Joel Whicker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her brothers Harly Day (Karen) of Corpus Christi, Texas and Truitt Day (Debbie) of Calallen, Texas; son Tate Beaufeaux (Sheila) of Choctaw, Oklahoma, and daughter Kasaundra Whicker of Oklahoma City; as well as her grandchildren Bret Beaufeaux of New York, New York; Trenton Beaufeaux of Denton, Texas; Travis and Carter Ryan of Oklahoma City; and Jasper Beaufeaux of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.Arrangements for cremation were under the direction of Oklahoma City Cremation in accordance with Emita’s wishes. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service at a later date and posted when available. Her family would also like to thank the countless doctors, surgeons, nurses, attendants, and hospice care providers who supported her in her final days. We rest easy knowing that you made her as comfortable as possible as she left this life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or The National Kidney Foundation in Emita’s name.
Joanne Bullard, 88, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. She was born on August 16, 1931 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma to the late O. K. Jackson and Mary Leola Lucas Jackson. Joanne was raised in Barnsdall and later lived in Illinois, California and Oklahoma. She traveled due to her family working in the oilfields and shipyards. In 1954 she married Louis B. Grace and he preceded her in death on December 12, 1977. In 1983 she married Timothy Bullard and lived in New Orleans before moving to Sanders Island view and he preceded her in death in 2003. In 2004 Joanne moved to Norman where she lived the rest of her life. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, and going to the casino. Her greatest love was being with her family