Friday, July 8, 2011

......LHS News......

Originally sent July 6

Have posted some of the pictures from the recent June 10 reunion on the blog. Pictures 3-4-5 (on the Wichita tour) are courtesy of Glen Thomason. Others are pictures from my camera. Still have numerous great pictures from Glen & several from Susan (Hankins)....working on those to add to blog. (Right here on this blog) - Scroll down page (right side) till see header for reunion is 'Classes 1956, 1954, others, June 2011'. For some reason is a way down the page! Hope they will open for you. Should be able to run a 'slide-show'.

btw...couldn't resist....picture is my 3 month old....'great-niece' - Brinkley Elizabeth Caudill, celebrating her first 4th! Mom is LHS grad Megan (Gill) Caudill, 2001, proud dad is Brian; granddad is my bro Mike Gill, '71. The tradition continues!

From the eMail bag:

Does anyone have a list of contact for '51 grads?

Someone is looking for Rhoda Gallaher.

Also, someone looking for '59 classmate Ruth Elizabeth "Becky" Brubaker - described as an 'army brat'.!!! She is not on our 'found' list. Anyone know?

And, looking for Camille (Lay) Benson, class '54. Anyone?
If you have info on any of these grads, would appreciate it.


Susan (Hankins) Ellington got to go home Sunday. Fire missed her home but damage in the area is considerable.

Ronnie Hagler, '58, sent an email to say that he & Pat O'Dell, '56, covered the 2000 fire in that area for CBS.

Had a great visit and lunch recently with Dee (Vanderpool) Glass, '52. Dee continues treatment for cancer but was looking wonderful and so happy she felt like getting out.

Class 1947 - 64th reunion set for August 26-27,
Lawton Country Club. For local [Lawton] info/details contact Jeneanne Lawson at (580) 510-0516 or Jack Bost at (618) 397-1217; or (618) 530-0096.

Class 1961 - 50 year reunion is September 2-3-4. For info contact Sue (Otis) Wigington at (580) 536-2344 or email Info also posted at
Was told, any that wish to join in...dinner 6:45, Bianco's, Thursday September 1. Might check with Sue.

Always hate to report losses....

'59 classmate Roy Mack "Skeeter" Martin, 70, of Lawton, passed on July 5. I have no particulars but know he had been ill for a while. Services will be 10:00am, Friday July 8, at Whinery-Huddleston Chapel.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Luther 'Butch' Hargrove, 67, of Lawton, passed on July 1. Butch is husband of our '59 classmate Judy (House). Originally from Cement, Butch moved to Lawton area years ago. He is survived by Judy; two sons; several grandchildren; brothers and sisters.
There will be a Memorial service at 3:00pm on Thursday July 14, at Becker Funeral Home Chapel.
Extended obit and guest book at:

And, Zenith Prestage, 83, of Bella Vista, AR passed on July 3, in Faxon, OK after an extended illness. Zenith was LHS grad but not sure of year. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Extended obit and guest book at:

I am sorry I didn't get this notice sent sooner. We lost Thomas Russell Chapman, 68, of Lawton, on June 26. Tom attended Whitter, Central & Tomlinson Jr High, and was LHS class 1961. He is survived by wife Linda (Kemp); a son; a daughter; grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Robert Chapman. Services were June 30.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Note: Tom died as a result of a fluky and tragic accident. He was riding in the annual bike race here & while stories differ a little, he did fall from his bike & hit his head. He was wearing a helmet but sadly injuries were fatal.

Remains HOT (107 today), so mostly in under the a/c. HOW did we survive without it!!!!! Regards to all....Georgia

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