Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Col. (Ret) U.S.A.F. William Jackson “Bill” Crooke of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to William Freeborn and Ethel Irene (Jackson) Crooke on August 3, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and passed from this life on November 4, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years. Bill grew up and attended school in Detroit, Michigan. He received his M.B.A. from George Washington University. Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 12, 1953. He made a lifelong career serving his country for almost 26 years. Bill served for two tours during the Vietnam War. He obtained the rank of Colonel. Bill met Marilyn Brebach while they were attending school at Michigan State and later married. She preceded him in death on April 22, 1986. In August of 1987, Bill married Mary Sue Farbro. Bill and Sue made their home in Norman, Oklahoma and then after retirement, they moved to Lake Arbuckle between Davis and Sulphur. In 1996, they moved to Pauls Valley. Bill was active in Scouting at Sulphur and supported Circle of Care and Boys Ranch at Gore. Sue preceded him in death on April 23, 2012. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pauls Valley with Rev. Mark Watson officiating. Interment will be in the Maysville Cemetery with full military honors. Services are under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com. More will be in the Thursday, Nov. 8 edition of the PV Democrat.
Archie Lee King
Longtime Cushing resident, Archie Lee King passed away on March 4, 2014 at his home in Cushing.
Vivian ‘Marie’ Crouch
Vivian 'Marie' Crouch, of Paoli, passed away March 1, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 91 years.
Jimmy Dale Fitch
Jimmy Dale Fitch, 66, passed away Feb. 27, 2014 at his home in Blanchard.
Danny Ross Taylor
Danny Ross Taylor, 66, was born June 3, 1947 and passed away Feb. 27, 2014 at his home in Lindsay.
Deanna Kay Creel
Deanna Kay Creel, 44, of Pauls Valley was born to Morris and Glenda (Moulton) Newcomb on Aug. 5, 1969 and passed away Feb. 26, 2014 in Pauls Valley.
Rosie Alice Mae Watts (Breath)
Rosie Alice Mae Watts, 79, of Tatums, Okla., entered this life on September 28, 1934 to George Breath and Rosie (Antwine) Breath and entered eternal life on February 22, 2014.
Dorothy Yoakum Byrd
Funeral services for Dorothy Yoakum Byrd, age 97, of Rosedale, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Wooster Funeral Home Chapel in Pauls Valley, Okla., with Rev. Mike Ridgway officiating.
Lou Ella Prather Wade
Lou Ella Prather Wade of Ardmore passed away February 21, 2014 in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the age of 70 years.
Lenora Geneva McCaskill Cobb
Lenora Geneva McCaskill Cobb was born on October 4, 1922 in Davis, Okla., and entered eternal life on February 21, 2014 at the age of 91.
Arvil Wayne Blankenship
Services for Arvil Wayne Blankenship, 88, of Ada, were held Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Darrel Blankenship, Justin Blankenship and Robert Ware will officiate.
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