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April 2024 Obituaries 

David Crockett Cowan, Jr.

Funeral service for David Crockett Cowan, Jr., age 84, of Verden, Oklahoma will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, April 22, 2024 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel.  Pastor Blake Taylor will officiate.

Mr. Cowan was born to David C. Cowan, Sr. and Marie Booker Cowan on March 17, 1940 in Altus, Oklahoma.  Being born on St. Patrick’s Day gained him the nickname “Pat.”  He grew up in Chickasha, Oklahoma where, as a teenager, he worked delivering the local newspaper and mowing yards.  He attended all of his elementary and high school years in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  He was a member of the Order of DeMolay where he gained character and leadership development.  Pat was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America where he rose to the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout.

David graduated high school in 1958.  He was led towards continuing his education in helping the handicapped and those with special needs.  This heartfelt calling came from having seven of his thirteen aunts and uncles that were hearing and speech impaired.

In May of 1962, David married Margaret Ann Ball of Verden, Oklahoma.  From this union he fathered four children, Anna Marie, Earl David, Eric Winston and Amy Margaret.

In 1963, David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Oklahoma State University and later completed his Master’s Degree in education.  He spent several years in the classroom with special needs children in Oklahoma and New Mexico.  In 1969, David became the Director and Administrator of Oklahoma Regional Educational Service Center providing teaching and learning materials for special education teachers and students.  After retirement, he became an adjunct professor of education at USAO.  Mr. Cowan spent over thirty years in education fulfilling his special calling.

While retired, David enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and bird watching.  Being a devout Christian, his true passion was making Christmas a magical time for everyone.

David was preceded in death by his parents David Sr. and Marie Cowan; sister Jean Anne McKee-Bassett and brother James Michael Cowan.

Survivors include his wife Margaret Ann Cowan of the home in Verden, Oklahoma; daughter and husband Anna Marie and Mark Thornton of Gary, Texas; son Eddie Cowan of Verden, Oklahoma; son and wife Eric and Sarena Cowan of Mangum, Oklahoma; and daughter and husband Amy Cowan and Roman Pena of Verden, Oklahoma.  David left thirteen grandchildren; a host of foster grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren to continue his legacy.  He is also survived by his sister Linda Cowan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sister and husband Sandra and David Harriman of Norman, Oklahoma; sister-in-law Loretta Cowan of Tonganoxie, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include grandsons Michael Rettig, Robert Cowan, Roman Pena, Luke Thornton, Jake Cowan and Cheyenne Pena.  Honorary pallbearers include Brian Landreneaux, Ethan Legaly, Casey Jackson, Kaleb Murray, Lance Harris and Lonnie Marzette.

The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 6:00pm, Sunday, April 21, 2024 at McRay Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Following the interment there will be a gathering for family and friends at the Verden Community Building.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Anna Belle Hair

Funeral services for Anna Belle Hair will be Monday, April 15, 2024 at 2:00pm at Southern Oaks Church of Christ.  Burial will be at Westview Cemetery in Rush Springs under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Anna Belle Hair was born October 9, 1933 in Hobart, Oklahoma. She left this world at the age of 90 on April 12, 2024 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Anna Belle met Jerry Hair when they were both young and they married at the age of 14 in 1948.  They moved to California to work and have a family.  They moved back to Oklahoma in 1960 to start the Carter and Hair Propane Company.  Anna Belle ran the office, was a skilled seamstress and a loving mother and grandmother.  She was a faithful Christian woman, loved by all who had the privilege of meeting her.

Anna Belle was preceded in death by her parents Alma and Alton Carter; her brother Houston; her sister Lucille; her husband Jerry; her daughter Sheila; her two sons Randy and Kevin; and two great-grandsons Sean and Kyle.

Her surviving family includes her daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Kenneth Mantooth of Tipton, Oklahoma; her daughters-in-law Kelly Hair, Kay Hair and Faye Moretz; her grandchildren Delana and Jerry Johnson; Shawn and Leigh Love; Shanna Love; Tisha and Mark Zitzow; Jerry and Whitney Hair; Isaac Hair; Shauna and Jon Ross; Kyle and Kassie Hair; Wade and Krystle Hair; her great-grandchildren Brian, Lauren, Kelsey, Nick, Jayci, Tucker, Avery, McKinley, Noah, Aubrey Jo, Joslyn and Gavin; along with many friends and loved ones.

Johnny Randell Dorman

Johnny Randell Dorman, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and dedicated employee of AT&T for almost four decades, passed away on April 10th, 2024 at his home in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He was born in Marlow on February 1st, 1950 to loving parents, John and Zell Dorman, who instilled in him the values of hard work and family devotion. 

He married the love of his life, Pam, on April 1st, 1969.  Their love story began when they eloped on spring break from college without telling anyone but their parents - a fitting start to a lifetime filled with laughter and adventure. They recently celebrated an incredible milestone of 55 years together; their bond serving as an inspiration to all who knew them.

Randy was a man whose heart overflowed with love for his family. He leaves behind his devoted wife Pam; daughter Brandy Canon and her husband Chad; son David Dorman and his wife Marisa, son Derek Dorman, and numerous grandchildren Dylan, Gracie, Avery, Presley, Tim, Daniel & Kyla. His pride and joy were evident whenever he spoke about them or spent time with them. He is also survived by sisters Debbie Garner and Carrie Gibson who meant the world to him.

Throughout his life Randy had an unwavering dedication to providing for his loved ones which led him to spend almost forty years at AT&T where he formed lifelong friendships while also becoming known as a respected colleague. His passion extended beyond the workplace as he found joy in collecting telephone memorabilia and cars - hobbies that brought him immense happiness throughout the years.

Those who knew Randy will remember him not only for these passions but also for his kind-hearted nature and willingness to lend a helping hand whenever needed. The impact he made on those around him is immeasurable - leaving behind cherished memories that will be held close by all who had the privilege of knowing this remarkable man.

His celebration of life with be held at Bible Baptist Church, Chickasha, OK at 1:30pm Saturday, April 13th. As we mourn the loss of Johnny Randell Dorman from our lives here on earth we find solace in knowing that he has left behind an enduring legacy through both his family's love as well as the countless lives he touched during his time here. May we carry forward the lessons learned from such an extraordinary individual - may they serve as a reminder of what it means to live life fully immersed in love.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Services are with McRay Funeral Home.

Maxine Pitts Dyer

Funeral service for Maxine Pitts Dyer, 92, of Chickasha, OK will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, April 12, 2024 at First Christian Church in Chickasha.  Rev. Michael Oberlender will officiate.

Maxine Pitts Dyer was born in Anadarko, OK on April 18, 1931.  Her parents were Dank and Marie (Biggerstaff) Pitts. She was a sister to Virginia Henricks, Billie Reed and Betty (West) Kirkland.

She married Elga (Doe) Alexander in 1949 and they had four children: Alan, Richard, Gina and Kent.  When Maxine was a young lady she had many jobs.  She picked cotton, was a real estate broker, hairdresser and a nurse. 

Maxine met the love of her life, Jimmy G. Dyer, and they were wed on December 26, 1983. They started a business driving a semi, even Maxine! They also had Maxine’s Springcrest Draperies.  If you knew Maxine, you knew she LOVED her OU Sooner football players.  The first OU football game she attended was in 1958. She was the BEST cook, quilt maker, gardener and chicken lover.  Maxine was an active member and Past-President of Altrusa, active in the Disciples Women Fellowship, an Elder of the First Christian church and in charge of all the dinners at the church. She was also a founding volunteer with the Festival of Light.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two step-sons and one great-great grandchild.

Survivors include her husband Jimmy of the home, son Alan and Charlotte Alexander, son Richard Alexander, daughter Gina and Glenn Snedeker, son Kent Alexander, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many extended family and friends. 

Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Darrell Wayne Hickman

Funeral service for Darrell Wayne Hickman, 65, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the Ninnekah Church of Christ, 608 Old Hwy 277, Ninnekah, Oklahoma 73067.  Thomas Wood will officiate.

Darrell and his wife Diane were married on May 1, 1976 in Bradley, Oklahoma.  They raised three boys–Bruce, Darrell Gene and Lee.  Darrell was a hard worker and a great provider for his family.  He was the owner and operator of D.H. Dozer out of Chickasha, Oklahoma.  When he wasn’t working he enjoyed fixing up older muscle cars and riding his Harley with his boys along side, or camping at the lake with his family.  He got joy out of pulling the grandkids on the tube just to watch them fly off.  If you caught him at home he was rocking on the back porch or working in his shop.  He liked going to car shows and won 1st place many times.  He was a very simple man that would do anything for his family and friends.  He was definitely a man of his word who loved his wife and family–and that dog, GiGi. 

Darrell was preceded in death by his father L.D. Hickman; mother Anna Doloris Hickman; son Darrell Gene Hickman; granddaughter Heather Marie Hickman; and three brothers Danny Hickman, Randy Hickman and Terry Hickman.

Darrell is survived by his wife of 48 years Diane Hickman; two sons Bruce Anderson and Lee Hickman; three sisters, Sharren Holland, Lorri Clark and Brenda Hassler; brother Jerry Hickman; seven grandkids Ashlyn Anderson, Chance Anderson, Shayla Anderson, Heath Hickman, Tanner Hickman, Gentri Hickman and Dani Hickman; nine great-grandkids; a baby girl on the way; and his beloved sidekick GiGi–his dog.

Pall bearers are Chance Anderson, Heath Hickman, Tanner Hickman, Sean Day, Austin Unruh and Lee Butcher.

Viewing will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 7:00pm at McRay Funeral Home, 110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Interment will be in the Greenhill Cemetery on 100th Street, Lindsay, Oklahoma.

McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown

Phone: 405-224-4141

Fax:  405-224-1584


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