Melvin Nix, long-time Woodward businessman, passed from this life on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Grace Living Center in Woodward, Oklahoma at the age of 99 ½ years. Graveside services will be held Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 4 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Jeremy Skaggs officiating and Masonic rites given by members of the Woodward and Arnett Masonic Lodges. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Nancy Sager, 56 year old Shattuck resident, died Saturday January 25, 2014 in Shattuck. Graveside funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the Gage Cemetery with Reverend Larry White officiating. Services are under the direction of Billings Funeral Home.
Linda Sue Phillips (White)
Linda Sue Phillips (White) was born March 5, 1940, to Walter Warren White and Zelma Mae White (Knight) in Woodward, OK. Linda was united in marriage to Don Phillips on March 12, 1957 in Mooreland, OK, where they made their home and had four children. She graduated from Mooreland High School in 1958, where she served as a State FHA officer. Linda kept the home and family in order and was instrumental in the family cattle business. Along with her husband, Linda ran the Sand Hill Cattle Co. Steakhouse in Mooreland that opened in 1975. She later owned and operated Trader’s Bistro, a restaurant in Woodward. Linda was a supporter of the 4-H Program and the Mooreland and Woodward County fairs. She was a devoted wife, mom, and grandma, who enjoyed scrap booking, baking, sewing, having family gatherings, and keeping track of the baby calves in the family cattle operation.
Alan R. Stephenson
Alan R. Stephenson, 59 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bob Nusser officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Sandy Carpenter, 58 year old Mooreland resident died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Mooreland. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel in Woodward with Reverend Beau Hague officiating. A private family burial will be held following services.
Dorothy June Bates
Dorothy June Bates, was born in the Kibby Community south of Buffalo, Oklahoma to George and Evelyn (Dickinson) Pauls. June grew up in the Harper County and graduated from the Buffalo High School with the class of 1943. June married Merle “Bucky” Bates at Woodward, Oklahoma on August 25, 1943 and to this union 2 children were born Aaron and Jan. The family made their home on a farm in the Willard community area just north of Buffalo.
Auda Morrow, 82 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at her home in Woodward. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jason Dirks officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Ruth E. Loch
Ruth E. Loch, 74 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Junior Zollinger officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Roland Cemetery in Roland, Oklahoma.
Jimmy “Jim” Sears
Jimmy “Jim” Sears Sr. former Woodward resident and current Oklahoma City resident, died January 14, 2014 in Oklahoma City. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2014 at the Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward with Larry Morris officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ann Williams, beloved mother and grandmother, was called to be with the Lord on January 14, 2014 at the age of 90. She was born August 22, 1923 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma to her parents, Alex and Minnie (Longley) Singhiser. After graduating from High School, Ann married her sweetheart, Forest Williams on November 16, 1946. This union of marriage was blessed with three children, Pepper, Chili and Candy and they celebrated 34 years of marriage before his passing in September of 1981.
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