Saturday, October 13, 2012

......LHS News......
Originally sent October 13

Paul Grose, '53, says....."Would like to hear from all my old friends. My email is Also looking for a copy of 1953 [LHS] yearbook. Best to all, Paul Grose"

Shirley (Ray) Blowers, '53,
and hubby Bob enjoyed a 20 day Mediterranean Cruise this summer and they hope to be in Lawton, America this fall.

'59 classmate Ernest Godlove and wife Jane back recently from an extended tour of Germany.

And, '59 classmate Marilyn (Lewis) and hubby Richard Smith off for a month in Spain...rain mainly on the plain and all that!  Think they may be on FaceBook?

"I have enjoyed all the memories around Don Williams and Gene Zwick.  What most may not know is that Gene Zwick was a dedicated physical fitness addict.  In high school, he had a six-pack set of abs!  His mother accompanied us on speech tournaments, but I do not recall meeting his father."
Allen C. Isbell

Do not try this at home......

1). "Givins Station was the place to go and get a nickel coke in the early 50's.  Mike Wade also showed us how to cash in on the penny peanut machine there.  We would put in a penny and turn the knob slowly until we heard the first click.  Then shake the machine and turn again and after each click shake the machine and so on.  Usually got a nickels worth of peanuts after the last click.  Really skillful stuff."

2). "Johnson's Bakery in the early 60's, probably 62ish, I would go into Johnson's after finishing a night clerk job at a motel. Also had a day job. Was always terribly tired that summer.  Like duh..  Anyway, there was a really cute girl who worked at Johnson's and always wanted to ask her out, but just did not have any time.  But, as tired as I was I made it a point to see her at least every other day."

Lewis Chandler  
 Golden Anniversary 50th - best wishes for '59 classmate Gwen (Wood) and hubby Jerry Phelps, '57.  A wonderful milestone and their two sons and their families hosted a great reception. 

More Happy Birthday celebrations in October: 
Sharon (Weaver) Burgamy; Marvin 'Zeke' Carter...Zeke admits to 74!
Hope to see some of you at the class 1957 reunion this next week-end (19-20th).  If you haven't made reservations - QUICK -  contact Eugenia (Matthews) McClellan or call (972) 422-3050.

Appreciate emails from: Gordon Griswold; Ben Melton; Ed Adams; Frankie (Ingraham)Kinderman; Ben Ansley; Richard Densley; Dr. Jack Rhodes; Martha (Darden) Leister; Marilyn Morris; Barbara (Odom) Smith; Jan (Rice) Grogan; Weslwey Best; Sharron Bolt; Ron Hagler - who is 'decorating' his TX yard with OSU (replacing OU) on one side and TCU on the other!!


Sadly, numerous losses.

Francis Joyce 'Frank' Pruett,
82, passed on October 12. Frank was LHS class 1947.  He is survived by his wife Bettye Sue (Yates); a daughter;  grand and great grand children.  Services will be 2:00pm, Tuesday October 16 at Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan with interment to follow at Duncan Cemetery.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Ed Harp's '54 news for October had lots of news. Ed passed along that he just received news that Bill Flahart, '54, passed last April. He was climbing up a ladder, the ladder slipped & Bill fell to the ground.  He is survived by wife Pat and 3 daughters.

Ed's news also had quite some discussion of Tim Guzzle, '54.  Sadly Tim died of cancer back in 1997-98? Some of the discussion was about a dance band that Tim had and Richard Lassetter sent a picture of that group.  (see below).

A Memorial service for Bobby Sunderlund, 75, of Palmetto, GA was held  in his hometown of Hobart  on  October 6.  Bobby passed on September 27.  Bobby is husband of '55  LHS classmate
Wanda Gayle (Smith).Extended obit in Sunday Constitution, September 30, page 8-D.

Gladys (Daulton) Vaughan, 95, of Inola, passed on September 29.  She was LHS class 1934.  Grave side services were held October 1 in Lawton. Gladys was mom of '59 classmate Janice (Vaughan) Salisbury and an Aunt of '59 classmate
Larry Hoskins.Extended obit and guest book at:

Shirley (McKinzey) Graves, 82, of Elgin, passed on September 27. Services were at Ft. Sill National Cemetery on October 2.  Shirley was LHS class 1948. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jim Graves;  2 daughters; a brother; extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Jack L. Hall, 78, of OK City passed on October 2.  Believe Jack was LHS class 1952.  Grave side services were October 4 in Lawton. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jo Ann (Holt); 2 sons; grandchildren and extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Jimmy R. Northcutt, 73, of Trafalgar, IN passed on September 29.  Jimmy was LHS class of 1957.
Services were October 5 in Franklin, IN. He is survived by 4 sons; a sister; a brother' extended family.
Extended obit and guest book available at:

Joy (Gowan), 62, of Lawton passed on September 30. Joy was LHS class of 1968.  She is survived by her parents; 2 brothers; a sister Gay Gordon (Larry); extended family.  A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Extended obit and guest book at:
Raymond William Moore, 59, of Ardmore passed on September 26.  He was LHS grad but I do not know the year. Services will full military honors were held October 1 at Ft. Sill National Cemetery. He is survived by 2 sons; a daughter; grandchildren and extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at:


Warm regards to all from the home town!    Georgia

Photo (above): Richard says the event was "My Blue Heaven" but he could not remember the event or occasion.
Richard goes on to say..."Pictured from left to right are Jack Reynolds (??) tuba; myself (Richard Lassitter) - trombone; Richard Glenn '55 - trumpet:  in the back Bill Amis '55 - drummer; John Waller '55 - sax; Tim Guzzle '54 - sax;  Mary Wilson '55 -singer: and in the back on the piano is Mrs. Hardy (Eva) Suggs, wife of the music store owner Hardy Suggs

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