Sunday, July 29, 2012

......LHS News......
Originally sent July 22

Wesley Best, '58, has just completed a series of 10 - 5ft x 2ft - angels to hang in the Liberty Heights Christian church, Lawton. The project took over four years to complete.  Wesley has had an interest in art since second grade and definitely has talent. He retired as Senior Illustrator from civil service back in 1993.  The newspaper photo shows Wesley with the panel titled 'flute player'. See photo at right side of page.

OK.......gonna play Guess Who?  Two LHS bathing beauties enjoying Doe Doe Park, circa 1956-7.  Do YOU know who they are??  Appreciate Luther Green, '57, for the great photo and hope the beauties don't mind sharing! they didn't know Luther had this photo???????

Barbara (Odom) Smith, '56, has gotten settled in Panama City, FL.  Barbara recently moved from Houston to be near her two daughters and grandsons.  She's most happy to no longer be a homeowner, but an apartment dweller where she can call someone else to take care of problems! Plus, she says shes in a smaller community!

Herb Jacobs Sunday column in The Constitution - 'Where Are They Now' - keeps turning out great memories of LHS sports.  In column of July 15 - page 6-C, "Baseball Turned Out to be Tannery's Forte", Jacobs once again writes of another great LHS baseball player Dick Tannery, '62, and another championship season.  Old friends, old schools, old memories....ALL great!  If you can get a copy....enjoy!

Some from class 1957 are working on a 55th reunion.  Details soon!

Class of 1972 - 40th reunion is coming up fast! Friday August 31& Saturday September 1.  Events include a 'meet n greet' sat Mikes Sports Grill; LHS/Eisenhower football game; golf tourney; party at Camerons McCasland Ballroom. $35. to register.   Contact Edna Guzman, 2126 NW Bell, Lawton, OK  73507 or email OR Dan Collier <>*******************

Sue (Riddle) Carey, '54, wrote and asked me to share this 'news'...... her husband Buddy suffered a heart attack some months ago while they were at their home in Vail, CO.  Some stints, rehab, then other 'strange' happenings.  Buddy has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They are back at their home in PA, Buddy has been taking chemo, and doing 'better'.  Scans scheduled soon to see where they are with treatment.  I know they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Johnny Jay 'John' Breathwit, 58, of OKC passed on July 4.  John was LHS class 1972. We were told it was a heart attack. John was stand-out basketball player for LHS with many of his records still unbroken. John was an attorney.  He is survived by his wife Babette (Patton); son Jake; stepson David;  his mom Carolyn (Love); a brother Jerry; an uncle Pete Love; extended family.
Services were July 10 at St. Johns' Episcopal church in OKC.  Graveside services and burial were in Lawton.
Extended obit in Sunday Constitution, July 8.  <>

Billie J. Traughber, 70, of Lawton passed on July 2.  Billie was LHS class 1960.  He is survived by his wife Virginia Ryans (Cox); 2 sons; 5 daughters; numerous grand and great-grand children.  Services were July 7.
Extended obit and guest book at:   <>

Zearl T. Harmon, 91, of Lawton passed on July 2 in Denver, CO.  Originally from Hollis and Arnett, he came to Lawton in 1954 where he taught science at Central Jr. High, was Principal at Roosevelt Elementary, Asst Principal and Principal at Central and Asst Superintendent of LPS until retiring in 1983. He is survived by a son Rick; two grandchildren, extended family. Services were July 14 in Lawton with burial at Hollis.
Extended obit and guest book at:  <>

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


All I can say's HOT in Lawton, America!  Hope this finds YOU cooling your heels!  Georgia

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