Originally sent December 31
Hate to close the year with losses but.....
Dixie (Price) Evilsizer Bowen, 77, of Doddridge, AR, passed on December 29 in Texarkana, TX. Dixie was LHS class 1951. Funeral services will be at 2:30, Sacred Heart church, Saturday January 1 under direction of East Funeral Home in Texarkana.
Extended obit and guest book at: http://www.eastfunerals.com/
Roy O. Wicker, 82, of Lawton, passed on December 24. Services were held December 27 with burial at Highland. Roy was LHS class 1946.
Extended obit and guest book at: http://www.grayfuneral.com/
Just received word that '59 classmate Bobby Huddleston passed this last August (2010). Lived last few years at a VA Center in Clinton, OK. We looked for him for our 50th reunion in 2009 and were unable to locate him. Wish we had known he was so close.
We lost a long time and dear friend on December 23. Originally from Tahlequah but many of you will know him, Dr. William 'Bill' Scearce. He moved here in late 60's and practiced dentistry here for some 40+ years. Bill had been fighting bone cancer for several years.
Friend, neighbor, one of the 'lunch bunch' guys. Great person. Bill will be missed by so many. He is survived by wife Barbara; daughter Kelley; son Joe David. Services were December 28.
From the eMail bag:
'59 classmate Glen Fite wrote to say he's recently recovered from a late -life appendectomy but couple months ago was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Writes that he is currently in Watchful Waiting, will have some additional tests in January to determine next step. Glen asked for your prayers as he continues treatment. Glen & wife Milly live in Georgia.
Sorry I put John Mercadante in class '64...actually he's much older. Class '63!!!!!
'59 classmate Richard Densley is re-cooping from post Christmas surgery. He writes all is going well.
Kelly Stinnett, All-State catcher at LHS (class '88), spent all or part of 14 seasons with the major leagues. Stinnett, now 40 and 'retired' in 2007, has just been given a managerial position with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Stinnett will oversee rookie-level D-backs. Kelly lives in Mesa so short drive to job at Diamondbacks new facilities in Scottsdale. For more, read Herb Jacobs, 'Where Are They Now' in Sunday Constitution, December 26, page 1-C.
Luther and Barbara Green just became great-grandparents for first time! Parents Dan & Jennifer have a new baby girl, Emilie. A chip off the ol' Green block as "prettiest girl in the hospital" according to Greens. I'm sure it's true!
And, Wayne & Judy Kniffin - Wayne is class '52 & they live up in snowy Michigan - just found out their middle daughter, Lisa, is going to make them grandparents again next April. Lisa has two teen-age children, so can only assume this later addition will be most spoiled! haha!
And, '59 classmate Julie (Ashlock) Weedn is grandma for first time!
Enjoyed all your emails over the Christmas holiday!!!!
Guy Lombardo first played 'Auld Lang Syne' on New Years eve in 1929. Just 2 months after the BIG crash! It's been the annual 'end-the-old, begin-the-new-year' song ever since. My favorite rendition of song, just for you..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrhKkDyXFdg&feature=related
Never a Christmas Morning,
never the old year ends, but someone
thinks of someone, Old Days,
Old Times, Old Friends.
Happy New Year ~ 2011!