5 Important Documents to Have In Place Before You Die

It may be difficult to come to terms with the fact that you’ll die someday, but death is inevitable. That’s why it’s important to prepare necessary documents so your family doesn’t end up in a stressful and powerless situation. By designating powers of attorney and heirs, you decide who makes your medical decisions and who receives your belongings. Let’s go over the legal documents you should have in place before you die so that you remain in control. Healthcare Power of Attorney A healthcare power of attorney (POA) is a document appointing someone to make your medical decisions if you’re unable to. This can apply to a variety of situations, such as if you become terminally ill or if you’re temporarily unconscious. It’s important to choose someone you trust, as they’re acting on your behalf for your medical decisions.   There also are several other types of POAs that you can choose to appoint someone as. For a POA to be valid, everyone must sign the document. Depending on your state’s laws, you also may need two or three witnesses to sign as well.   Will A will is a document stating your heirs, or who will receive your belongings and other assets when you die.   There are a few important steps to follow when writing your will. It’s a good idea to consult an estate attorney when writing your will and determining your assets.   Make sure the document is clearly identified as your will and include your name, social security number, birth date, and other important personal information. Also, confirm that you’re 18 years of age or older and are of sound mind when writing your will. Choose an executor, which is the person who will carry out your will when you pass away. Make sure they’re willing to have this position and choose an alternate executor in case the first person is unable to fulfill their duties. Choose your heirs and make sure their names are clearly identified. You may choose primary beneficiaries, such as your spouse and children, along with other heirs. Make sure to check your state’s laws for inheritance. List all your assets, like your real estate and bank accounts, and choose who gets what percent of your total assets. If you have children, you may want to establish a testamentary trust, which appoints a settlor (establisher of trust), a trustee (overseer of...
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Charles Weber

Chuck Weber was born to Oliver and Lova Weber on March 22, 1939 at Bazine, Kansas. He departed this life on September 18th at his home in Norman. Chuck received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force and made his home in Oregon. He was employed with the State of Oregon as Sign Division Manager before his retirement in 1997. Chuck moved to Oklahoma and made his home in the Noble and Norman area. On December 15, 2007 he and Alice Calvert were United in marriage at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Noble. Chuck was an active member of the Church. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, woodworking and playing cards. He was preceded in death by his parents, (2) Brothers; Marvin and Pete, (3) Sisters; Fern Smith, Joan Weber and Dot Smith. Those who survive him include his wife Alice of the home, Daughter Joanie Mosley and husband Darrell of Norman, Son John Weber and wife Amy of Muskogee, Ok., Sisters; Ruth Frye, (7) Grandchildren; Chelsea Allen, Kelley Mosley, Gauge Weber, Dayton Weber, Lane Weber, Mattie and Zach Weber, (5) Great Grandchildren: Ellis, Isaiah Allen, Joe Allen, Allie Allen Jacob Moseley and Adalynn Weber and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Noble,...
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DEBRA “DEBBIE” ANN MATTAX

Debra “Debbie” Ann Mattax (65) of Noble, passed away on September 10, 2018. A memorial service will be held by the family at 10:00 am Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Tabernacle of the Congregation.
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Bessie Lee Love

Bessie Lee Love was born in Byars, Oklahoma in Indian Territory to Jim and Pearlie Love on December 16, 1926. She was one of 10 children born to that union. She attended the Purcell Public schools and attended Purcell High School in Purcell OK. Bessie met and married Willie J. Wynesberry and remained for 62 years until his death in 2000. Her oldest daughter, Kathryn Pearl Smiley preceded her in death in 2009. She is also preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.   She was a faithful member of the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, where she also sang in the choir. She loved to cook for everyone and enjoyed traveling. She was very generous and supplied many, including her children, with clothes, food and even a place to stay-the-night, if needed. Bessie peacefully made her transition into God’s hands on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 12:30 am at the age of 91. Bessie Wynesberry, (91) of OK. City passed away on Sept. 17th in Oklahoma City. Funeral Service will be 11:00am, Friday, Sept. 21st at McMahans Funeral Chapel. Visitation hours: 4-7pm Thursday, Sept. 20th. Interment will follow at Blue Branch Cemetery. Directed By McMahans Funeral Home. Sweet long-lasting memories will be cherished by her two daughters, Rachel Wynesberry of Grand Prairie, TX and Pamela Wynesberry of Midwest City, OK; three grandchildren,  Lorraine Comfort, Durwin Smiley and Regan Harris; one great-grandchild, Leigh Comfort;  one brother, Orbin Love, Oklahoma City, OK and one sister, Betty Love, Wichita, KS; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that are too numerous to name yet not forgotten....
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Ruby Montgomery

Ruby Montgomery was the 7th child born to Bruer Melvin and Cora Mae (Whitaker) Murphy on February 7, 1931 at Millerton, Ok. She departed this life on September 10, 2018 at the Norman Regional Hospital at the age of (87) years. Ruby graduated from the Idabel High School and moved to Norman, Ok. in (1950). She was a member of the Norman First Assembly Of God Church. It was at a church youth group meeting one night that she met the love of her life Mr. Tommie L. Montgomery Sr. as he rode in on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. They were married on June 23, 1953 in Norman. They were married for (63) years before his passing on December 7, 2016. Ruby was employed with S.W. Bell before her retirement in (1999). She was a servant of the Lord Jesus and firmly believed her mission in life was to love everyone, to help and give to those in need and share her love for Jesus. Ruby loved spending time with her family. When her grandchildren came along she enjoyed spoiling them with snacks, taking them to the park, playing catch with them and attending their activities. She was a wonderful seamstress, gardener and cook. Ruby was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Tommie Sr., (4) Sisters: Mozelle, Bertha, Clara and Frankie, (2) Brothers; Bruer Jr. and Gerald. Those who survive her include Daughter Donna Cline and husband Leland, Son Tommie Montgomery Jr. and wife Kristi, (4) Grandchildren; Tyler Montgomery, Kacee Montgomery Ulhes and husband Bradley, Nicole Cline Detwiler, Brody Cline and fianc’e Miranda Kelly,(4) Great Grandchildren; Gracelynn, Gage, Tucker, Nova and many other relatives and friends. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Norman First Assembly/Missions VISITATION HOURS: 4:00pm-7:00pm Friday, September...
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