Clovis Eugene Henderson
March 12, 1936 to August 19, 2022
Funeral service for Clovis Eugene Henderson, 86, of Rush Springs, OK will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Pocasset, OK. Pastor Clyde Ross will officiate.
Clovis Eugene Henderson was born on March 12, 1936 to Almeda (Anderton) and Norwood Henderson at Tuttle, Oklahoma. His Mom died when he was two years old and his Dad married Molena Farmer and they gave Clovis three loving sisters, Norma, Jeanie, and Janet whom he loved dearly.
Clovis enjoyed family, school and church. He was involved in Royal Ambassadors at First Baptist Church at Amber. He was a good student which led to a semester at Oklahoma Baptist University but his passion was sports. He played basketball and baseball at Amber Schools as well as driving a school bus while in high school. He was most successful in baseball being the ace pitcher for his team. Clovis was good enough to be invited to be a pitcher for a semi-pro baseball team based in the Oklahoma panhandle. They traveled all over playing other semi-pro teams. Clovis enjoyed doing this and was presented the opportunity to try out for the Baltimore Orioles which he did not pursue because he put his family first.
He married the love of his life, Barbara Ann McGuffin on May 27, 1956 at Laverty Baptist Church. They had three boys Tim, Kent, and Danny; who were the center of their lives. Boys tend to run in packs and there were always extras at their home, helping with chores, eating snacks, playing games, even going on trips with them. Clovis and Barbara wanted their boys to love Jesus and to accept the Lord and to live a good life, which they have all done.
Clovis was always productive. He worked at TG&Y Warehouse and he began a dairy farm operation with the help of his boys and Dad. Dairy farming is a 24 hour 7 days a week job. But he always made time to go to the baseball field and help the boys with pitching and hitting practices and often times helped other kids gain a better understanding for baseball. He encouraged others to develop their skills and to find their strengths. In his later years he certainly enjoyed watching all of his grandchildren; Macy, Jess, Danielle, Nathan, Ryan, and Zane play basketball, softball or baseball. He was so proud of all of their accomplishments both on and off the field. Fellowship with your loved ones was spiritual for Clovis. He was always witnessing to others, talking about his Lord and Savior. He wanted everyone to find the peace he had with his Lord.
Clovis’ deep faith is what kept him going in hard times. His beautiful bride, Barbara, whom he loved so much and had given him 3 wonderful boys was diagnosed with cancer and went on to be with our Lord in January of 1981. Clovis was blessed to have the support of family and close friends. He continued to farm and work on the dairy. He missed the companionship and love that Barbara had given him.
He met Flo McBride and they married in March of 1982. He continued to operate the dairy until October of 1983 and decided to move to Levelland, Texas where Flo’s family lived. Flo’s children said Clovis made his footprints alongside their own father. The roads between Levelland and Amber were well traveled during these years as both families made many trips to see each other. Flo became very ill and went to be with her Lord in 2008.
Again, with a deep faith and the support of family and friends Clovis moved back to Chickasha, OK later in 2008, returning to his 3 boys and their families. He drove a school bus for Chickasha Public Schools and Canadian Valley Technology Center. During this time he met Lola Brown and they were married in June of 2009. He continued to drive the school bus until health reasons forced him to retire. Clovis was truly a blessed man and was fortunate enough to have marriages with three outstanding women. He also had two “special gals” in his life; Flo’s daughter, Gladys McBride and Jenny Lyn Dutton, Lola’s granddaughter. He was the perfect person to make a difference in their lives. Clovis loved much and was cared for and loved by many. His health declined and Clovis was tired of doctors, tests and not feeling good enough to do the things he loved, spending quality time with family. He passed peacefully surrounded by his family, listening quietly as he slipped away to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Clovis is survived by Lola of the home. Three sisters, Norma and her husband Larry Hogue, Jeanie and her husband Gary Buser, and Janet and her husband Joe Herrera. His three boys Tim and his wife Rita Henderson, Kent and his wife Talena Henderson, Danny and his wife Melody Henderson, his stepchildren, Judy & Don Johnson, Lydia & David Robinson, and John & Sharla McBride, 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren plus many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Almeda, Norwood, and Molena Henderson; two wives, Barbara Henderson and Flo McBride Henderson; step- grandchildren, Neisha Robinson, Gladys McBride and Anthony Lee Johnson; and many family and friends.
Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle, OK. Arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.
Eddy Jay Juarez
Eddy Jay Juarez was born in Gonzalez, TX on September 28, 1963. He and his older sister were raised by their loving grandfather. Eddy passed away at OU Trauma Center on August 11, 2022 with his loving wife by his side.
Eddy joined the Rodeo in the early 80's and went on to win Champion Bull Rider in 1982. After he left the Rodeo he ended up in Chickasha, OK working for the Buckminsters at the Best Western Inn for the next 11 years. In 1995 he met the love of his life, Gina Deanne Clift. The were married on July 20, 1996 in Chickasha, OK. They were happily married for the next 26 years. From their union they had a daughter, Emily Marie Juarez. He also gained two more daughters that he raised as his own. In 1999 Eddy started his own business known as Eddy’s RV Repair and Cabinetry which he owned and operated until his tragic accident. Eddy loved his customers and never met a stranger. He also love to play pool; but the real love of his life was his family, especially his five grandchildren. If you knew Eddy then you probably heard about his grandkids. Eddy was Godfearing, kind and loyal. He always had a smile on his face and loved to make people laugh. He will be truly missed by many.
Eddy is survived by his wife Gina Juarez; daughters Lanie Deanne and Lauren Brook; grandsons Keaton Day and Karsyn Gallimore; and granddaughters Kynlee Day, Ella Gallimore and Alyssa Day.
He was preceded in death by his baby daughter Emily Marie; sister Susie Juarez and his loving grandfather.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Southern Oaks Church of Christ.
Cremation arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.
Mary Mozell Stephenson
Funeral service for Mary Mozell Stephenson, age 87 of Chickasha will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the Main Street Church of Christ in Alex, OK.
Mary was born the daughter of Buford Bibi Stewart and Minnie Lee (Logston) Stewart on March 14, 1935 in Alex, OK. She died on August 17, 2022 in Chickasha.
Mary grew up in Alex, Oklahoma where she attended and graduated from Alex High School. She married Billy Clyde Stephenson on February 17, 1954 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. They lived the majority of their life in the Alex and Chickasha area. Mary later attended Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts getting her early childhood classes. She worked for head start as a teacher in Bradley, Rush Springs, and Chickasha.
She was preceded in death by her parents Blu and Minnie Stewart, her husband Billy Clyde Stephenson, and two brothers, Albert and N. H. Stewart.
Survivors include son Randy Stephenson and wife Alice, son Rodney Stephenson and wife Becky, daughter Linda Stretch and husband Ken, daughter Dana Callahan and husband Bill, nine grandchildren, many great and great great grandchildren, numerous other family members.
Interment of Mary and the cremains of Billy Clyde Stephenson will be in the Bradley Cemetery. Service is under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home.
Toye Mozelle (Walker) Yoder
Toye Mozelle (Walker) Yoder passed from this life into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, August 5, 2022.
A memorial service will be at First Baptist Church in Chickasha, OK on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10 am.
Toye was born on April 15, 1935, in Fletcher, OK to Gaines and Pearl Walker. As the sixth of nine children with a twin sister, Toye had an abundant family life. She wrote letters to Jimmy Yoder while he was serving in the US Navy then married the love of her life in 1955. They enjoyed 66 years of married life together. She worked as a telephone operator as a teen, then as a bank teller in Oklahoma City for many years. When the new Westinghouse Manufacturing plant opened in Norman, OK she became one of the first workers and eventually became a supervisor. Toye loved the Lord Jesus and as a teen invited him into her life and began her love of His Word. She taught Sunday school and sang in many church choirs throughout her life. Toye loved her grandchildren and would take them to the lake and have them over for sleepovers often and fed them a lot!
Toye was preceded in death by her parents Gaines and Pearl Walker, sisters and their husbands, Mary and James Wint, Dorothy and Bill Eichor, Delores and Don Herrin, and Joy and Bill Livingston and her brothers Gaines Walker and his wife Ruth, Roy Walker, and brother-in-law Neal Brown.
She is survived by her husband Jimmy Yoder, sister Anna Brown, brother John Walker and wife Venita, son James Yoder and wife Gina, and daughter Jan Harrison and husband David. Her grandchildren are Maegan Womble, Jeremiah and Joshua Yoder, Hannah Keepers and husband Kris, Emily Roberts and husband Nathanael, Autumn Stark and husband Tyler, Tabitha Harrison, Lacy Thompson and Mark Baxter. Her great grandchildren are Isaac and David Keepers. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Toye would want everyone to know she loved the Lord and had asked Him into her life. She would want to invite everyone to do the same and find the abundant life she found in Christ Jesus.
Toye saw cut flowers as dead flowers but she loved feeding people and animals. So, instead of flowers, a donation to the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children, the Oklahoma Food Bank, or Helping Paws in Blanchard, OK would honor her.
Cremation arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.