Woodward, Okla. —
Curtis Brian Haines, 71 year old Woodward resident, died Monday, February 25, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Shane Rackley officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Billings Funeral Home.
Curtis Haines was born on February 4, 1942 in Higgins, Texas to Laife and Lili (Trueblood) Haines. Curtis was reared in Straight, Oklahoma and graduated from Guymon High School in 1960. After 2 years stationed in Germany in the service, Curtis attended Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK for 3 years. During his final semester, he took a job as an insurance adjuster with an agency that relocated him to Lima, Ohio where he subsequently met his bride-to-be, Sharon Ann Leininger. He was united in marriage to Sharon on June 20, 1970 in Seiling, Oklahoma. They made their home in Arnett for two years before moving to Woodward in 1972. Curtis has lived in Woodward since that time and his wife, Sharon, passed away in late 2010. They have one son - BJ Haines of Berlin, Germany.
After spending his early working years at Coors, Curtis found his true calling when he ventured out on his own in 1985 and created MCM Rentals in the oilfield industry. During the next 27 years, he grew his start-up into a well-respected BOP rental company with a reputation for straight-forward business practices and always delivering for his clients. Work/Life balance is often an elusive formula but Curtis seemed to understand better than most how important this mysterious recipe can be in improving the quality of everyday life. The cell phone revolutionized his unique business model: coffee with the boys at 5am, work hard from 6am to 11am then hit the lake for some fishing.
His greatest joys were time spent out at the lake: fishing on his own or with his brother, Wes, or with friends either at Fort Supply Lake or Lake Vincent. His passion for fishing stemmed back to the small lake his own father helped build out at Straight and carried over to the number of years he and Sharon helped his parents run The Bait Barn out at Lake Vincent.
Curtis is preceded in death by his loving wife, Sharon.
He is survived by his one son, BJ Haines and wife Toma of Berlin, Germany; brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and DD Haines and their son Curtis of Dallas, Texas; other relatives and many friends.
Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Woodward, Okla. —
Juanita “Nita” Star
Juanita “Nita” Star, 87 year old resident of Woodward, passed from this life on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in the Grace Living Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jeremy Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in the Mooreland Cemetery under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Darrell Dwayne Lanham
Darrell Dwayne Lanham, 67 passed away July 26, 2014 in OKC. He was born on October 11, 1946 in Mooreland, OK the son of Luther Henry and Evelyn Naomi (Secrist) Lanham.
Zabrion Xavier Brown
Zabrion Xavier Brown, 7 year old former Woodward area resident, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Woodward. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel.
Jerome Roscoe Dimmitt
Jerome Roscoe Dimmitt was born on May 14, 1958 to Loren & Merle (Foster) Dimmit at Sublette, Kansas the youngest of nine siblings. The family made their home in Sublette, Kansas. Jerome graduated from Sublette High School with the class of 1976. After graduation he went to work for a custom cutter following the harvest and later in Garden City doing cement pouring and finishing. The bulk of his working years was spent in the oil field business working in at least three different states.
Dudley Blaylock was born January 29, 1945 in Higgins, Texas to Edith May and Dudley Jasper Blaylock. He passed away July 16, 2014 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 69 years, 5 months and 17 days.
Edith Ann Nichols
Edith Ann Nichols, a former resident of Woodward, was born May 17, 1934 in Rives, TN. She died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home in Dyersburg, TN.
She was a faithful Christian with ultimate faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. and Lorena Tubbs of Memphis, TN and a sister, Patsy Nell Tubbs.
Susie Louise McNeill
Susie Louise McNeill of Vici went to be with her Lord on July 16, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Susie was born March 17, 1940 to Johnnie Lee (Jackson) and Thurman Wall in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The world lost a special person on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Norman Vanderslice was born on December 29, 1971 in Woodward, Oklahoma, to Ronnie and Norma (Semmel) Vanderslice. He grew up on the family farm in Fargo, Oklahoma and graduated from Fargo High School in 1990. Norman was a farmer who loved being outside. He took care of running the family farm his entire life. Norm loved coyote hunting with his friends and was known for always helping others. The greatest love of his life was his son, Colton, who he proudly raised. They lived on a farm west of Woodward.
Clarence “Melvin” Wilson
Clarence “Melvin” Wilson, 95 year old, True Woodward Cowboy, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Bible Baptist Church with the Reverend Jesse Johnson and Jerry Nine officiating. Burial will follow at the Shirley Cemetery in Leedey under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Ival Lee Miller
Ival Lee Miller, Camargo, Oklahoma resident, died on July 8, 2014, at the Seiling Hospital at the age of 93 years, 1 month and 27 days. Ival was born May 11, 1921, at Dr Harris’ office in Camargo, to Maurice Denton and Leota Myrle (Wing) Miller.
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