Originally sent June 19
Hate it, but there will be numerous losses in this news. Sharing emails farther down......
So sorry to report passing of Alpha L. Guest, 88, of Lawton. Mrs. Guest passed away June 15. Mrs. Guest is mother of '59 classmate Rev. Willie Guest. Mrs. Guest was born in Arkansas, grew-up in Gay,OK & moved to Lawton in about 1940-41. She was very active in her church, teaching Sunday school. She also served on the Lawton Housing Board and was President of City-wide Ushers for many years. In addition to son Willie and wife Velma, she is survived by sons Leo, Ronnie, and Roy L.; daughter Yvonne Floyd; 26 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren.Funeral services will be this Saturday June 21, 11:00am at the Greater Galilee Baptist church in Lawton, with Willie officiating.
There will be a wake service will be from 6:00 - 8:00pm Friday evening at the Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel, 101 W. Gore.
Barbara (McIntosh) Duncan, 82, passed away on June 13. She was a 1942 grad of LHS. She and husband L.W. Duncan ran the Duncan Printing Company here in Lawton. Their son's Mike and Blake (deceased) and daughter Ann were all graduates of LHS. Funeral service was June 17.
btw....Mike still runs the print shop and I had occasion to visit with him & his mom over the years. Very nice people.Obit and guest book at: <http://www.beckerfuneral.com/sitemaker/sites/becker0/obit.cgi?user=barbara-duncan>
Also from Wayne Parks....he received a call from Jerry Prior telling him that Freddie Mehew passed away some weeks ago in the Dallas area. All three are class '60. There were no details as to cause of death or where services were held. Freddies folks had Mehew Hardware, SE corner of 3rd & D.
Also passing on May 12 (delayed obit in paper), Ralph Swaby, 100, formerly of Lawton but living in Yukon. Ralph was father of Richard "Dick" Swaby of Houston (believe Dick class '57) and Cliff Swaby of Flagstaff, AZ. Ralph had a very colorful life but was best known for his flying. He got his pilots license in 1926 and did everything. Barnstorming, formed Ralph Swaby Flying Co,; flight instructor during WW11, flying B-17's and B-29's; moved to Lawton in 1946 and formed a flying company, gave instructions; he was pilot for Dolph Montgomery at City National Bank for many years. He moved to Yukon in 1998, celebrated his 100 birthday in September of 2007. No service was held.
Again, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones.
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Julia Fullerton. She and I were co-editors of the Cameron Collegian newspaper in 1956-57. She was a wonderful person. Mike Keeran, Class of 1956.
Hated to see Julia's obit in today's paper. Bless her heart, so brilliant and vivacious. She will remain in our hearts forever. btw, as of 1937 there was no Orpheum theatre in Lawton. That is the year we moved here and don't remember one after that either. Maybe before that? Tommye Lynn (Powers) Johnson (think TL is class '51?)
btw...hate to say 'good-bye' to Tommy Lynn and hubby Bill. They are in process of moving to Austin area in Texas.
Frankie Kinderman thought the Orpheum might be same as Palace Theater?
PROBABLY OLD INFO BUT THE CANTON CAFE LATER THE FONG VILLAGE ON E STREET ACROSS FROM NORTON KITCHENS BUICK CADILLAC WAS STARTED BY LOUIE TOY WHO I REMEMBER AND ACCORDING TO MY DAD, LOUIE WAS GENERAL PERSHING'S COOK WHEN GENERAL PERSHING WENT AFTER PANCHO VILLA AND LATER DURING WW 1. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU. I REALLY ENJOY THE WASHINGTON SCHOOL INFO AS MY MOTHER WENT TO WASHING SCHOOL. REMEMBER HALLIE HANNA (?) WELL. SHE WAS MY MOTHER'S TEACHER AND MINE AND MONTE'S ALSO. I USE TO MOW HER YARD AND WAS ONE OF HER FAVORITES AS THE GOING PRICE ALWAYS INCLUDED ICE TEA AND A FIFTY CENT TIP. I THINK WE GREW UP IN A WONDERFUL TIME (WARP MAYBE).
MIKE JOHNSON - class '66.
Guys, lately, getting quite a few emails returned for various reasons! I know some eventually go through (because I get feed-back) but if you change email address and want to continue to receive LHS News....you have to let me know! And, be sure to sign your name anytime you send me changes or comments! I have a lot of email addresses and I keep them under 'nickname list' so sometimes I do not know for sure who YOU are!!!!! Thanks!
Small storm in night, light rain, and a nice overcast 'cooler' day today.
Regards to all........Georgia