Sunday, December 30, 2012

......LHS News......
Originally sent Dec. 21-22

I am sorry I was not able to get this item out before the fact of December 11.  Larry Angus, '58, has written a book - 'The Hidden Message of Jesus'.  Larry is a retired Presbyterian minister in Denver.  He held a book-signing in OKC on December 11.  I am not sure how one might obtain a copy of the book but if you have interest contact me and I will put you in touch with Larry.

Bob [and Stona] Spradlins' son Matthew wrote a graphic novel that turned out to be a best seller in 2009 - 'Bad Kids Go to Hell'. Matthew has turned it into an independent film of the same title which he directed. He had a red carpet showing at the Angelica Theater in Dallas in October 2011. He then had the North American Premiere at ComicCon in San Diego this past July. ComicCon attracts over 200,000 people. It is scheduled for a release in Studio Movie Grill Theaters among others this coming December 7th.

Some of the stars are:  Judd Nelson, from "The Breakfast Club" , Ben Browder from the "Stargate T V Series", and Ali Faulkner from the "Twilight Movie Saga".  You can Google the title and see film clips on the Internet. (Photo shows Bob and Stona on left, son Matthew and their daughter Sydney on right at the Red Carpet showing.)

Herb Jacobs has great article in his weekly spot - Lawton Constitution (December 2 - page 7-C).  Story is about Buck Jones - dad of LHS classmates Ronnie Jones, '55 and Eddy Jones, '49.  Buck lost his right arm when he was 9 years old, crushed when he was thrown from a horse.  Didn't slow Buck down one bit. Many of you knew and will remember Buck.  Some recollections of Ronnie and Eddy as well. Buck died at age 87 in 2001. Great read!


'59 classmate Dan Glascock is out of the hospital after suffering a heart attack and a stroke.  He is in rehab, doing better, and very possibly home in time to greet Santa!

Bob Shanklin is also home following a stroke. His daughter Kelly says he is 'better'.

Folks, we have lost a lot of classmates and friends recently.

Evelyn Phyllean (Nolan) Hook,
81, of Hurst, TX  passed on December 13 and services were December 19.   Think most called her Phyllean and she was LHS class 1948.  She married Bobby Hook of Lawton who preceded her in death. 
She is survived by daughters Beverly McCord and Marsha Campbell; a brother Robert Nolan and wife Jean; a cousin Glenn Nolan, '62; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and extended family.
Extended obit at:   <>

Jo Ann 'Joey' (Johnston) Wall Wilkerson, 77, of Yukon, passed on December 13.  Joey was LHS class 1953. Joey is survived by a daughter Laurie; a son, Butch; a sister Janey (Johnston) Scott, '59; 2 grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, and extended family.  Services for Joey were held December 18 in Lawton.
Extended obit and guestbook at:  <>

Ellen (Hittle) D'Aura, 78, of Lawton, passed on December 8 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ellen was LHS class 1953.  She is survived by her husband Richard Rick); a son; 2 daughters; a grandson and a great grand daughter and extended family.  Private services were held, a Memorial service may be held at a later date.
Extended obit and guest book at:  <>

James E. Gilliam, 97, of Lawton passed on November 27.  Service and burial was held with full military honors. James was father of classmate Ivalou (Gilliam) Zimmerman, '58; also Bill Gilliam, '57.  Mr. Gilliam had an extensive career in the military with service to his country. He is also survived by numerous grand and great grand children and extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at:  <>

Randy Maples, 63, of Indiahoma, passed on December 9.  Services were December 13. Randy attended Wilson Elementary, Tomlinson, and graduated LHS in 1967. He had a distinguished career in the military and later was on the Lawton police force. He is survived by wife Jody; four children and extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at:  <>

Not a student or graduate but I think numerous of you in the LPS knew and will remember David Fraser who was employed by LPS and worked in the Shoemaker Center.  David, 57, passed on December 16 in Edmond and services were December 21.
Extended obit at:  <>

I always hate to report losses but even more so when they hit close to home.  My sister-in-law Terri Jo (Stowe) Gill, 60, passed on December 4 after battling ovarian cancer about 2 years.  Terri is originally from the Altus area and married to my brother Tim who is LHS class '70.  Services were December 7 in Lawton.  In addition to my brother, Terri is survived by a son Tyler, a daughter Tara; her folks and a sister, bro-in-law, and nephew.
Extended obit and guest book at:  <>

I know all these who have lost loved ones or have illness in their family would appreciate your prayers.


I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas

  and a happy and healthy New Year ! Sittin' in the hometown, waitin' on Santa!   Georgia

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