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This Week's Circulars


Reginald “Reggy” Paul Henderson of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to Morris Stephens and Evelyn Naomi (Orr) Henderson on January 14, 1943 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and passed from this life on February 9, 2019 in Davis, Oklahoma at the age of 76 years.

Doris Louise Salisbury (Blevins) entered this life on February 4, 1921 and got her wings on February 5, 2019 at the age of 98 years and one day.

I was born in Pauls Valley, Okla., on March 19, 1947 and passed from this life on February 3, 2019 at my home in Paoli, Okla., at the age of 71.

Annette Dobbins of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Johnny and Dicie (Graves) Lynn on July 29, 1947 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and passed from this life on February 1, 2019 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 71 years.