Sunday, July 24, 2011

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

Originally sent July 21

Someone is looking for Bobby Odum, class '52. Last seen years ago in CA.

I also received info on Camille (Lay), '54, if person asking would email me.

Once again Herb Jacobs - 'Where Are They Now' - has a great story on the Coombs family. Father, mother, 11 brothers, 4 sisters, who formed a barn-storming baseball team during the 1929-31 seasons. They traveled Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Louisiana. All are deceased. One of those brothers - Ernest - was father to '56 LHS classmate Harvey Coombs. Harvey was All State at LHS in '56 and played minor league ball for 3 years. One of the original posters that advertised the family ball team is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Great read, page 4-C, Lawton Constitution, Sunday July 10. (photo above).

Susan (Hankins) Ellington has several of the updated Memory books from the recent '56 and '54 reunion that are available. Cost is only $23.41 each, which includes the postage to get it to you!!! Supply is limited so let Susan know if you want a book(s) ...first come, first served! pssssstttttt....I have one & they are great! Color too!
Also Larry Gee has some great photos from the reunion. You can contact Larry and he can give you a link to view pictures & tell you how to order:

Had a brief visit with Bob and Deloris (Pannell) Mansell this week at a local restaurant. They were doing 'OK'....Bob has had his share of health problems the past 3-4 years, but they are hanging in there!

Also ran into Allen Johnson, '55. Allen was doing good & we visited a few minutes about mutual friends/classmates.

Sending picture of Joe Lansdens' great looking Yak airplane. Joe is gearing up for the annual really BIG air show in Oshkosh, WI end of this month.

Appreciate Nancy Long, '65, for the great picture taken on a recent visit to Monument Valley, UT.

Wishing a VERY Happy Anniversary to '59 classmate Weldon Davis and his delightful bride...Marilyn ~ July 25. Congrats guys!


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


Mike Murray, hubby of '59 classmate Carlana (Fitch), had extensive back surgery this week. I understand it went well and he is re-cooping.


A Memorial service for Sue Scott, 76, of Lawton, will be 12:00 noon on Friday July 22, Centenary Methodist church. Sue passed on July 18 in an OKC hospital after an extended illness. Sue was wife of '51 LHS classmate Robert H. 'Bob' Scott (also deceased). She is survived by a son Robert, Jr.; a grandson Daniel; brother-in-law and wife, Bill and Janey Scott; a daughter Cathy Scott is also deceased.

Also passing, Carol Holsey, 66, of Lawton. Carol passed at home on July 20 after a sudden illness. She was LHS class of 1963, but graduated early with class 1962.
She is survived by sister Kay (Holsey) Strickland, '59 and brother-in-law Jerry, '57; a brother John; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 10:00am, Monday July 25 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Extended obit and guest book at:

And, Leroy Fields, 69, of Duncan. Leroy passed on July 6. He was LHS class 1959. He is survived by wife Margie; daughter Deborah Livingston; son Darrell; brothers Paul and Vernon.
Graveside services were July 11, handled by Carter-Smart Funeral of Duncan.

Our prayers and sympathies are with those who have lost loved ones.


Oklahoma & neighboring states have been in National news with our extremely HOT temps!!! FOX says more temp records broken today (Thursday). We're livin it here in the home town folks and I can tell's HOT!!!!! No relief forecast anytime soon.

Bruce Knowles, '62, had the audacity to write and let me know that temps in his home state of Alaska have been in 60's - 70's! He says when it gets in high 70's, they "suffer" from the heat! I can tell you....he doesn't know suffer! He should be in the lower 48! hahahhahha Glad someone is cool.!!!

Regards to all.......Georgia

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