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Elmer Richard Cochran Jr

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Obituaries | 0 comments

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, and his wife Loretta.  He is survived by his girlfriend Alexsandra Smith of the home; his son Richard Cochran of Nashville, Tennessee; his daughter Karen Cochran of Noble, Oklahoma; his sisters Mae Smith, Barbara Strickland and Gloria Mason, all of Texas; as well as many family and friends who will miss him. Visitation will be at McMahan’s Funeral Home at 616 S. 8th St., Noble, Oklahoma on Friday, July 19 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Services will also be held at McMahan’s Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Burial with Military Naval Honors will be at Fairview Maguire Cemetery, following the...

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Tommy Lynn Paris

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Obituaries | 0 comments

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 Noble, OK on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm. Services will be held at Noble Church of Christ on Saturday, July 13, at 10 am. Burial will be at the Noble IOOF Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “In Search of the Lord’s Way” at searchtv.org or Friends of the Noble Library at 503 East Pecan Street, Noble, OK 73068.   Arranged and Directed by McMahan’s Funeral...

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Robert William Airington

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in Obituaries | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019 in Obituaries | 0 comments

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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