The Woodward News


  • Michael Eugene Smith Michael Eugene Smith

    Michael Eugene Smith was born on July 3, 1953 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Arthur Cleo "Shorty" and Mildred L Rice Smith. He departed from this life to return to his heavenly home on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.  Shorty and Mildred moved the family to Woodward, Oklahoma where Mike attended elementary school.  In 1966 the family moved back home to Leedey where his parents began an LP Gas business and Mike began the 7th grade.  Mike attended Leedey School through the 12th grade.  Mike joined the US Navy in the summer of  1971 and served 4 years achieving the rank of Petty Officer Third Class.  His active duty service consisted of time in the Meditterran aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Vietnam War.   After completion of his active duty, he returned to Leedey where he worked for Larry Ford Body Shop while continuing to serve for two years in the U.S. National Guard.  He was also a member of the VFW.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Freda Nadine Fowler

    Freda Nadine Fowler, 81 year old Fargo resident died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Nusser officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

    March 11, 2014

  • Vernon L. Lumpkin Sr.

    Vernon L. Lumpkin Sr., 65 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ed Dowty officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army.

    March 10, 2014

  • MooreFrank.JPG Edgar F. Moore

    Having fulfilled God's purpose for his earthly life, Edgar F. Moore, Jr., passed away March 3, 2014 at home in Frederick, Maryland.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Monday, March 10, 2014 in Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Shannon Davis officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael F. Moore

    Michael F. Moore, 72 year old Mooreland resident, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 north of Mooreland. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel in Woodward. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

    March 6, 2014

  • Luke Riddle Luke Riddle

    Luke Riddle, 81 year old Woodward resident died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, February 27, 2014 in the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Shannon Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko at 3:00 pm. with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    February 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don Crowl Don Crowl

    Don Crowl, 86 year old Woodward resident died Friday, February 21, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

    February 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard Arthaud Richard Wendell Arthaud

    A service for Richard Wendell Arthaud, 80, resident of Mutual, Oklahoma and lately of the Clinton Veterans Center is schedule for 2:00 p.m. in the Church of Christ in Woodward, Ok. Officiating will be Minister James Bailey and Minister Ray Don Jackson. Burial will follow in the Dunlap Cemetery outside of Mutual, Oklahoma.

    February 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Edgar Howe Edgar Ray Howe

    Edgar Ray Howe was born March 28, 1928 to Lucille Howell at Jet, OK. He passed away Feb. 21, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in OKC. Two children were born to a previous marriage, Pam Howard & Anthony Howe.

    February 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shelly Rittenhouse

    Shelly Kay (Thorn) Rittenhouse was born March 31, 1959, in Perryton, Texas, to Billy Gene and Polly Jean (Taylor) Thorn. She passed from this life on February 20, 2014, at the age of 54.

    February 25, 2014

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