Originally sent Nov. 17
I am sorry to report several passing in past few days.
Hazel Carnes, 98, in Noble, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9. Formerly of Lawton, I believe Hazel is mother of '60 classmate Beverly (Carnes) Carlson of Las Cruses, NM. Services were Monday afternoon (Nov. 12) in Lawton.
Helen L. "Pudge" (McCain) Banks passed away on Nov. 4 in Bartlett, TN. Helen was born at Fort Sill, grew up in Lawton and graduated LHS in 1948. Hope this is right...but believe Helen was sister to Williston B.P. "Bill" McCain, class '56, who passed away in 2005. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church Chapel in Lawton at 11:00am on Nov. 30. An online guest book and sympathy cards are at: < www.grayfuneral.com>
Also, Viola M. (Shelton) Hines passed away on Nov 15. Viola grew up in Lawton, graduated LHS in '54, attended Cameron two years, married Ronnie Hines in 1958. Survived by Ronnie, a son, twin daughters. I believe Viola had cancer. Funeral services will be this Monday, Nov. 19, Becker Funeral Home Chapel here in Lawton at 1:30pm. An online guest book and sympathy cards are at: < www.beckerfuneral.com>
I know that Bill Shanklin is very ill and your prayers would be appreciated. Bill has been fighting cancer about 7 years. Bill is class '48, living in Texas, and brother to Bob, Jerry, Jack, sisters Jane and Jean, another sister Judy who is deceased. LHS grads all.
Received this note from Charles Brooks:
I have been trying for years to locate an old friend from the class of '60. Lost contact to Ronnie Evans and his wife Connie back in the '80s. I noticed that someone asked for help in finding someone in the last e-news and thought it was a good idea so I will try it too.
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Ronnie Evans class of '60? And, did get this response about Bobby Huddleston Wed. evening:
Mike Harris here, class of 59. I got a call from Ronald Honeycutt this evening and among other things we discussed I asked if he knew about Bobby Huddleston. Ronald told me he talked with Bobby recently, at a funeral I believe he said. In any case, Bobby Huddleston is living in Clinton, Oklahoma and is apparently well.
Had this email from '59 classmate Jerry (Sasser) Childs: "Just arrived home this week to Niamey from US, but would love to be with you for lunch on Tuesday. The dust is thick and heavy here -- our dust storm season is in full bloom."
Got to visit with Jerry when she was in Oklahoma back in August.
btw...Niamey is in Niger, Africa. Jerry and hubby Ron have been in Africa right at 30 years.
Billie (Suggs) Penn, class '57, told me that she had a copy of a 1911 LHS yearbook that belonged to her Mom. Billies Mom graduated LHS in 1910 and her Dad in 1911. Billie gave the yearbook to the library several years ago.
Had a wonderful, fun lunch on Tuesday. Eight of us got together and exchanged a lot of past history, new info, and had some great laughs. Kay (Pavillard) Otis and hubby Jerry came down from OKC. Jerry was lone male. We were happy to see him and he did seem to have a great time And why wouldn't he with 7 *premier foxes at his table!!!
Kay has had serious health problems and treatment and she was doing fine and looked great!
Also looking great.....Carlana (Fitch) Murray up from Wichita Falls, and locals Janey (Johnston) Scott, Marilyn (Lewis) Smith, Kay (Holsey) Strickland, Pat (Dunn) Doughty, and moi! Fun time. Will try it again after first of year.
*premier foxes.....what Dick Densley called 'us'. Dick is sooooooooo right! Thank you Richard!
Absolutely gorgeous here today! Bill and I have been enjoying the 'joys' of home ownership with chores inside and out! I'm on break right now and taking opportunity to get the 'news' out into cyber space! Regards........ Georgia