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August 2021 Obituaries 

Peggy Jo Potts Crutcher

Peggy Jo Potts Crutcher was born December 25, 1934 to Henry Emmit Potts and Ida Florence Woods Potts. She went to be with her Lord and Savior and her beloved "Bob" on August 18, 2021 at the age of 86. Graveside service will be held Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Duncan Cemetery at 2:00 pm.

Peggy grew up in the Bray-Marlow area and graduated from Bray High School. At an early age, Peggy was very much the go-getter and always worked on gaining more knowledge of everything she pursued. She went to beauty school and became an accomplished beautician. She owned and operated Chickasha Beauty School for many years, as well as her own Beauty Shop. She created her own line of cosmetics early on in her life as well as writing a book about hair-color techniques. In 1954, she married Barney Hackney, Jr. in Olympia, Washington. They had two children together; Jami D'Ann Hackney and Mark Duane Hackney. She opened her first retail store, Jamar Fashions in McAlister, Oklahoma then branched out to H & H Fashions in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. She also owned Fads and Fashion in Chickasha, Oklahoma. After the death of her first husband, she married Bob Crutcher on January 11, 1980 in Hawaii. To this marriage, Peggy gained three more children. Rebecca Crutcher Pope, Mark Crutcher, and Tammy Crutcher Tibbetts, all which she considered her own. With Bob already in retail, they continued to happily work together to operate their respective businesses until their retirement in 1994. After several years of traveling to Gunnison Colorado, and fishing at Pine Creek in eastern Oklahoma, Peggy was ready to come out of retirement and began a new career in Real Estate. After several years with Kay's Real Estate, she obtained her brokers license and operated her own real estate office for several more years. Peggy J was a wonderful cook and made the best homemade biscuits and milkshakes.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Barney Hackney, Jr.; second husband, Bob Crutcher; son, Mark Hackney; daughter, Rebecca Pope; brother, Truman Potts; sisters, Lillian Potts Huddleston and Ruthie Potts Groat.

She is survived by daughters Jami Hackney and partner Tonnia Anderson of Chickasha; Tammy Tibbetts and spouse Geary of Duncan; son, Mark Crutcher and spouse Tana of Duncan. Grandchildren Amanda Hackney Stapp, Bryan Pope, Dustin Pope, Kristen Tibbetts Eden, Leah Crutcher Ashworth, Kacy Tibbetts, Megan Hackney, Sarah Bruno and Joel Ryan. Sixteen great-grandchildren. Wyatt and Codi Stapp; Jerrett, Jocelyn and Benjamin Pope; Ethan and Madison Eden; Emelia, Wyatt, Brock and Nathan Ashworth; Amiya Tibbetts; Malayna and Diego Olvera; Mia and Julian Ryan. Brother and Sister in law, Frank and Irma Potts and several nieces and nephews. Peggy loved her family. She also considered her longtime caregiver, Claudia Ochoa, family as well. The family is very thankful for her taking such good care of both Peggy and Bob. We will miss you !Peggy J.”

Services are with McRay Funeral Home.


John Martin Carroll 

Memorial service for John Martin Carroll, age 79 of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 11:00 Friday, August 6th, 2021  at St.Thomas More University Parish Church in  Norman, Oklahoma. Father Jim Goins will officiate.

John was born the son of John C Carroll and Nannie Carroll on August 6th, 1941 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He died in his sleep on July 29th in his home in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

John graduated from Chickasha High School in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He later graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Radio and Television broadcasting. Upon graduating from OSU, John became a radio station disk jockey in Dallas, TX where he had a morning radio show with two other friends. Johns’ father talked him into coming back to. Chickasha to help him run Carroll Oil Company which John would later take over from his dad.  On May 23rd, 1970, he married Carole Ann Marti in Chickasha. John worked the majority of his life in the oil and gas business making important and lifelong friendships along the way and retired in 2018. Throughout his life John loved golfing, and attending Oklahoma State football and basketball games (as well as watching Oklahoma State compete in pretty much any athletic event). He competed several years in the 4th of July Washita Valley Golf Tournament and enjoyed the events surrounding the tournament at the Chickasha Golf and Country Club where he was a member. Every time that John would travel to Arizona to visit his son he would have to make a stop at the Sugar Bowl and make sure he saved room for a delicious ice cream treat for desert. He would join friends to go to Eishchen’s or other get togethers where his bigger than life laugh was always enjoyed by all. John always had a good joke and enjoyed making people laugh and enjoy life. John was also very appreciative of all that his daughter did for him during his last few months of his life.

John was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church and sang in the choir. His love for music, especially jazz, was enjoyed by his family and he loved having just the right song to play at dinner time or request from a performing artist when he would take his family out to eat for special occasions. John was very fond of his grandchildren and was always excited to get to spend time with them. John was a member of the Oklahoma Petroleum Marketers Association, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was a life member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Survivors include; son Chris Carroll and wife Lindsey; daughter Marti Smicklas and husband Brad; grandchildren Caroline Clara, Hudson Christopher, Harrison Houston; sister-in-law Martha Marti, brother-in-law Fred Marti and wife Sherry; Nephew Todd Marti; nieces Debi Perras and Lori Godwin.

Cremation arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.


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

Email: mcrayfh@aol.com

Fax:  405-224-1584

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