Elmer Richard Cochran Jr

Elmer Richard Cochran Jr., (84), was born to Elmer and Lillian Cochran on November 10, 1934, in a cotton patch in Buda, Texas.  He left this life at home in Stratford, Oklahoma on July 13, 2019, after a short battle with leukemia. Richard was born the only son in a family with five sisters.  His father died at the age of 35, making “Jr” the man of the house at an early age.  He worked hard all his life starting at the tender age of seven washing dishes.  He had a variety of jobs before he was drafted by the Army when he was 19.  So, he enlisted in the Navy. While he was stationed in Norman, Oklahoma he met his first love, Loretta.  Their son, Richard Dean, was born while Richard was overseas, serving on a minesweeper in Borneo at the tail end of the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged and the family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.  He began working at a local bowling trophy shop and after the owner left abruptly owing Richard money, the shop gave him an embroidery machine as payment.  He and his wife began embroidering bowling shirts for local teams, a vocation, and a hobby that lasted many years and involved the entire family. He was hired by the U. S. Postal Service in Las Vegas, and a few years after his daughter, Karen, was born, he transferred to the post office in Norman, Oklahoma.  There, he worked as a postal carrier until he retired in July 1990.  Richard delivered cars for local car dealerships until the debilitating health of his wife prevented it.  She passed away in 2007, just short of their 50th wedding anniversary. A year after his wife had passed, Richard met his second love, Alex Smith.  After dating for a respectable amount of time, he moved in with her at her home in Stratford, Oklahoma.  They lived and loved together for 11 years, until his passing on July 13th.  Richard always said that he was a lucky man to have found two women who would put up with him. Richard enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, playing fastpitch softball, and working on various projects around the house.  He was a hard worker all his life and always had his eye on his next project. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Frances Cooper and Joyce Achey,...
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Tommy Lynn Paris

Tommy Lynn Paris Dec 8, 1937- July 10, 2019   Tommy (Tom) Lynn Paris, 81, of Noble, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Faithful Christian, tender and thoughtful husband, treasured Daddy, and indulgent Papa, Tom was raised and grew up picking cotton and working in a print shop in west Texas. He was a first-generation college graduate, a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S Army serving in Okinawa with the Hercules Missile Unit during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and pioneered the early use of computers and ATMs in banking in Norman. He was adept at fixing broken things, enjoyed watching sports, relished time with family and friends on travel adventures, and had a lifelong love of classical music.   In August 1961, Tom married Audra Watson Paris, whom he met at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas. They were married just short of 58 years. Together, they lived in Okinawa, Friona, TX, Moore, OK, Norman, OK, and Noble, OK. They raised 3 children, Susan, Terri, and Tobin on an acreage with goats, cats, dogs, and cows. Tom was a long time member of Noble Church of Christ where he served as an elder for over 30 years.   Tom was born December 8, 1937, to Leslie and Anne Violet Hedge Paris. He was the fifth of six children. His father died when Tom was 5 years old and his mother remarried James Hill a short time later. Three additional siblings were born.   He was preceded in death by his mother, Anne Violet Paris Hill Alexander; his father, Leslie Paris; his stepfather, James Hill; sisters, Billie McNeely, June Chandler, and Janis Graves; a brother, Bob Paris; a niece, Sharon Conrad; and a nephew, Danny Paris.   Tom is survived by his wife, Audra, of the home; daughters, Susan Hutcherson and husband, Chris, of Noble and Terri Lewelling and husband, Kevin, of Ft. Smith, AR; one son, Tobin Paris and wife, Lee Anne, of Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Logan Hutcherson, Jacie Hutcherson, Bethany Paris, Victoria Lewelling, Trenton Paris, and Seth Lewelling; three brothers, Leslie Paris and wife, Maxine, of Tahoka, TX, Don Paris and wife, Shirley, of Lubbock, TX, and Jimmy Hill and wife, Peggy, of Westbrook, TX; one sister, Nelda Hill of Tahoka, TX; 10 nephews, 5 nieces; many great nephews and great nieces; and numerous other family members and friends.   Visitation will be at McMahan’s Funeral Home in...
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Robert William Airington

 ROBERT WILLIAM AIRINGTON  Robert (Bob) Airington shed the bonds of Alzheimer’s and passed peacefully into heaven on July 5, 2019, in Norman, OK. Robert William Airington, known as “Bob” was born February 22, 1932, in Chickasha Oklahoma, the son of Orvis Samuel Airington and Exa Viola (Palmer) Airington. Bob grew up and attended school in Chickasha, graduating in 1950. He worked for AT&T for over 32 years, retiring on August 9, 1986. Bob married Shirley Faye (Armstrong) Airington on February 26, 1952, they were married for 67 years and four months until his passing. He loved trains and enjoyed building train boards for his vast collection of model trains. He really loved children and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, great-grandchildren, and great-nephews, teaching them about trains and letting them run his models. He was especially proud of the set he built depicting the town of Noble. Bob and Shirley learned how to square dance and joined several clubs dancing all over the state. Their favorite place to vacation was Fun Valley, a square-dancing ranch, in Colorado. He also loved working in his shop on various projects especially woodworking. He loved animals especially dogs and also enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels in his yard and fly-fishing. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Katherine Lea Airington, brother James Edward Airington and sister Marion Joyce Free. He is survived by his wife Shirley of the home, son Robert L. Airington and wife Pam of Norman, (2) grandchildren; Ashley Rae Riggle and husband Chris of Shawnee, Ok, Melissa Lyn Scott and husband David of Norman, (6) great-grandchildren; Rebkah, Michael, Dylon, Zachary, Shayli and Hailey, and many other relatives and friends.   FUNERAL SERVICE:           11:00 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019                                                 McMahan’s Funeral Home INTERMENT:                       Noble IOOF Cemetery VISITATION:                        4:00 – 7:00 Tuesday, July 9, 2019                                                 McMahan’s Funeral Home DIRECTED BY MCMAHAN’S FUNERAL HOME OF NOBLE,...
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Willa Roshel Wynesberry

Willa Roshel Wynesberry was the name Bessie Lee Love and Willie J. Wynesberry gave their beautiful baby girl on October 25, 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was the second of three daughters that they affectionately called “Rachel.” Rachel was a 1967 graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Oklahoma City OK. She attended Oklahoma State University where she met and married Adrian Harris and to that union, one child was born. Rachel had a long-lasting career with the Federal Government up until her death. She was known for her bubbly personality that left a lasting impression on people which caused them to love and adore her. Her passion was her only child, Regan and she loved to read. Her father, mother and one sister preceded her in death. Rachel leaves to cherish her memory; one daughter, Regan Harris Figueroa of Grand Prarie TX; one sister, Pamela Wynesberry of Midwest City OK; one niece, Lorraine Comfort and one nephew, Durwin Smiley; one great-nephew, Leigh Comfort; one uncle, Orbin Love, Oklahoma City OK and one aunt, Betty Love, Wichita KS; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that are too numerous to name yet not forgotten. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 6th at McMahans Funeral Home 616 S. 8th St., Noble, Ok. Interment to follow at Red Rock...
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GLOYD LYNN MCCOY

GLOYD LYNN MCCOY                Gloyd Lynn McCoy was born to Causine and Leota (Alcorn) McCoy on July 4, 1956, at Lindsay, OK. He was the first of five children. He departed this life on June 17th at his home in Noble, OK.             He grew up in Lindsay.  He attended school at Bristow, Cherokee, Oakridge, Webster Jr. High and graduated from Southeast High School with the Class of 1974. While in high school he joined the Debate Club. He competed in many tournaments nationwide and received many awards. He received a scholarship to Central State and graduated with a bachelors degree in history/education in 1978. He then attended the University of Oklahoma Law School and received his Juris Doctorate. He made a great attorney and public defender. Gloyd married the love of his life Penny Grayson on May 22, 1982. They were married for (38) years before she preceded him in death on October 18, 2012.             Gloyd enjoyed visiting with people and telling funny stories. He was passionate about the Noble Bears. He was a past member of the Noble School Board. He enjoyed attending the Noble School activities whether his children were participating or not. He was a fan of OU football and the New England Patriots. Gloyd was a writer and authored two books, Tent Number Eight and OK-NAM.             Most important Gloyd loved his wife and children. He loved watching his children grow and cheered them on to their next level with all of his love.             Gloyd was preceded in death by his Father and wife Penny McCoy. Those who survive him include his children Cody, Gabriela and Jazmin, his Mother Leota McCoy, Sister Brandi Williams (Billy), Brothers; Lloyd McCoy (Marci), Gary McCoy (Rachelle) and Monte McCoy, his Mother-in-law Carolyn Grayson, (2) Brothers-in-law; Howell (Jennifer) and Richard (Alecia) Grayson, numerous Nieces and Nephews and many other relatives and friends that will miss him greatly.   VISITATION HOURS: 3:00pm-6:00pm Sunday, June 23rd                                           McMahan’s Funeral Home FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 pm Monday, June 24th                                          Noble First Baptist Church INTERMENT: Noble IOOF Cemetery   Arranged and Directed By McMahan’s Funeral...
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