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This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Zion Kai Moore, son of Andreas and Criselda (Young) Moore, was born on August 16, 2017 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and passed from this life on June 19, 2019 at the age of 22 months.

Funeral services for Dr. John Eugene Allen were held Friday, June 21 at the Noble First Baptist Church, 330 E. Chestnut, directed by McMahans Funeral Home.

Phyllis Jan Roller, 69, a resident of Dunnellon, Florida, passed away on May 30, 2019. Phyllis was a medical social worker and singer/songwriter. She loved to perform to an audience whether it was an audience of one or a hundred and one.

Zion Kai Moore, son of Andreas and Criselda (Young) Moore, was born on August 16, 2017 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and passed from this life on June 19, 2019 at the age of 22 months. Zion leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Andreas and Criselda Moore of Elmore City, Oklahoma; brothers, Cyrus …