Wednesday, March 4, 2009

......LHS News......
Originally sent March 1

Sorry, this is mostly sad news....Always hate to report losses, you know:

Dr. Rodney L. Worthen, 85, of Lawton passed on Feb. 24. Worthen graduated LHS in 1941, attended OU, joined Navy in 1943 until 1946. Earned degree from Baylor School of Dentistry in 1950 & began his dental practice in Lawton in 1951. Survivors include wife Fannie Lou, sons Dr. Rodney ll and Rande.
Services will be Monday March 2, First Baptist church, 12:30am.
An extended obit and guest book at: <>

Also passing, Mary Ruth Massad, 80, of Lawton. Ruth passed Feb. 26. Ruth was a LHS grad but not sure of year? Probably 1946-47? A longtime business person in Lawton, she was most recently a partner in Massad's Gift Shop in downtown Lawton which opened in 1981.
Ruth is survived by sisters Blanche Massad and Lenore Hamra; brothers William, Paul, and Larry; a sister Ann Massad.
Services for Ruth will be Monday March 2, First United Methodist church, 11:00am.
An extended obit and guest book at: <>

Another loss....June "Fine Fine" (Crow) Whitehead, 71, of Lawton. June passed Feb. 22. She was LHS class '55, and retired as a secretary at Central Junior High after many years. She is survived by sons Tommy and Brian; six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Tommy L. Whitehead.
Services were in Lawton on Feb. 24.
Guest book at: <>

Also passing, Billy J. Smith, 80, of Lawton. Billy passed Feb. 27. Billy grew up in Carnegie and Mt. View and is brother-in-law of our '59 classmate Marilyn (Lewis) Smith - brother of her hubby Richard. Billy is also survived by two sisters, Dortha and Oneeda.
Graveside services will be Monday March 2, Mt. View Cemetery, 2:00pm under direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home in Mt. View.
So very sorry for these losses.

The 'news' circulation is growing by leaps and bounds. Welcome to all!

Class '59 'reunion planning committee' (use that term loosely)...haaha! Making progress. If you have any info on '59 grad please send along to Carlana and copy to me. Thanks!
We will meet again on Tuesday March 10...same time, same bat channel!

Spring gotta be on the way........Georgia

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