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McRay Funeral Home
January 2022 Obituaries 

James Melvin Lane

Funeral service for James M. Lane, 82, of Oklahoma City, OK will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel, Chickasha, OK.

James was born in Enid, OK on January 16, 1940, the son of Floyd A. Lane and Anastasia Lane.  He graduated high school from St. Gregory’s in Shawnee, OK in 1958.  He received his Associate of Arts Degree at St. Gregory’s College in Shawnee in 1960 and on August 28, 1960 he married Georgianne Shipp.  In 1961 he enlisted in the US Navy specializing in aviation photography and photo equipment repair.  He served on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga out of Jacksonville, FL and toured the Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans.  When he was released from duty in 1966 he moved to Oklahoma City, OK and began his career in photography from which he retired in 2005.  He was an SDE/CDL driving instructor for Moore Public Schools and retired in 2019.

Mr. Lane was preceded in death by both parents.

He is survived by his wife Georgianne; two daughters Tonya Lewis and Stephanie Kite and one son-in-law Tad Kite; one son Clayton Lane; four grandchildren Bailey and Stetson Kite and Hannah and Brook Lewis.

He enjoyed being with family and having big family dinners.  He loved his grandchildren very much and enjoyed attending their school activities such as baseball and softball games and cheer competitions.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and horseback riding.

Interment will be in the Pocasset Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Otis Fancher Culpepper

Funeral Service for Otis Fancher Culpepper, 85, of Lindsay, OK will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Blanchard Church of Christ.  Buster Sides will officiate.

Otis Fancher Culpepper was born the son of Otis Francis Culpepper and Ruth Fancher Culpepper on August 6, 1936 in Gould, OK.  He died on January 28, 2022 at his home in Lindsay, OK.

Otis grew up in Gould, OK and graduated from Gould High School before attending and graduating from Oklahoma Christian College in Bartlesville, OK.  He worked for various companies early in life, one of which was M&M Mars, before starting a life of ranching north of Lindsay, OK. Otis was a member of Southern Oaks Church of Christ in Chickasha, and recently the Blanchard Church of Christ. 

Otis was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother and his first wife JoSondra.

Otis is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane Culpepper, two sons Brent Culpepper and Charles Culpepper, two step-sons Jeff Box and wife Elise and Steve Box, and several grandchildren including William Box and Emilie Box. 

Interment will be in the Heritage Burial Park in Oklahoma City, OK.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Clarence Cecil Lowrey, Jr.

Funeral service for Clarence Cecil Lowrey, Jr., 74, of Cement, OK, will be held at 10:30am, on Monday, January 31, 2022 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel.  Pastor Gary Green will officiate.

Clarence Cecil Lowrey, Jr. was born on February 9, 1947 in Anadarko, OK, at home during a snowstorm, to his parents Clarence Cecil Lowrey, Sr. and Mabel Ila Lowrey.  He attended school in Chickasha, OK.  He left school to join the Navy at the age of 17 where he obtained his GED while serving his country for 2 ½ years.  He came home to Chickasha and began working for Purdue Housing. After a while his mom told him he needed to get another job, so jokingly, he applied and joined the Chickasha Police Department where he worked for 10 years and made the rank of Lieutenant. He married the love of his life, Linda and began his new career in the oilfield.  He worked for Well Tech-Key Energy and Key Mid Con as safety director for 16 years.  He moved positions to Hamm & Phillips Stride Well Service in Lindsay for 20 years.  He retired from the oilfield where he, Linda and Hailey made their home in Cement.  He passed away on January 26, 2022 after a long battle with cancer with the love of his life by his side.

Clarence was preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers, one sister and one son.

He is survived by his wife Linda of the home; his best buddy Billy Frizell of Cement; son David and Mellisa of Oklahoma City; grandchildren Courtney Shaw, Shelia Smith, Caitlin Adams and Noah Lowrey; two sisters Bertha Gamber and Lila Munn; great-grandchildren Hailey, Madison, Brooke, Grayson, Carson and Jameson; and numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.

Thank you to Kindful Hospice for all you do!  The casket will be open only at the service with cremation to follow.  The cremains will be interred at Fort Sill National Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.


John Dale Otey

A graveside service for John Dale Otey, age 85, of Cement, Oklahoma, will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at Laverty Cemetery.  Eddie Cox, pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment will be under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. 

John Dale Otey, known to many as Dale, was born on August 17, 1936, south of Verden, the son of Leonard and Ruby Otey.  He died at his home in Cement on January 21, 2022.  

Dale lived in Cement for most of his life.  Everyone has a gift and he was a naturally-gifted automotive mechanic.  Over the years, he worked on and/or diagnosed problems for many of his friends, family, and acquaintances.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Wyatt, brothers Jay Otey, Vaughn Otey, Larry Otey, and Delbert Otey.  
He is survived by sisters-in-law Freida Michael of Ardmore, Phyllis Otey of Chickasha, Janet Otey of Maysville, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Laveta Kay Black Loveless

Graveside service for Laveta Kay Black Loveless, age 52 of Chickasha, will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Laveta Kay Black Loveless was born January 12, 1970, in Bakersfield, California, to Wayne and Veta Robinson.  In 1971, Laveta and family moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, where Laveta lived until her passing on January 12, 2022.

Laveta attended Chickasha Public Schools and worked as a care giver in nursing homes for many years.  Laveta had a heart of gold and enjoyed helping others including her family, friends and strangers.  Laveta touched the lives of many people, had many friends and family members who describe her as an amazing person with a big heart and fun personality.

Laveta enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and spent the last 20 years with the love of her life and husband, Johnny Ray Loveless.  Laveta enjoyed cooking with her sister, morning coffee with her mom, playing with her dog, Abigail, and swimming in her pool.

Laveta was preceded in death by her grandparents; father, Wayne Robinson; brother Johnny Robinson; and grandson, Joshua Cruz Solano.

Laveta is survived by her mother, Veta Pearl Robinson, of Chickasha; husband, Johnny Ray Loveless, of the home; children, Samantha Solano and spouse, Josh Solano, of Chickasha, Sabrina Littleton and spouse, Jeremy Littleton, of Chickasha, Anthony Black of Chickasha; and Lacie Newton Loveless of Chickasha; grandchildren Katlyn, Alexander, Brayden, Trace, Addilynn, Lexi, Joey, Kenneth, Dominic and Cyrus; one great-grandchild, Alayna; brother, Eddie Robinson and spouse, Laurel Robinson, of Ninnekah; sister, Stacy Lewis and spouse, Tom E. Lewis, of Ninnekah; father of children, Kenneth Black, Jr., of Oklahoma City; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Services are under direction of McRay Funeral Home.


James Cleve Brookshire

Graveside service for James Cleve Brookshire, age 54 of Chickasha will be held at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Verden Cemetery.

James Cleve Brookshire was born in Pampa, Texas on September 8th, 1967 to Joann and Thomas Brookshire. James lived in Chickasha, Oklahoma most of his life and had attended and graduated from Anadarko High School. Following high school he served his country in the United States Army where he served in desert storm. After his service he became a truck driver. James was a father, husband, brother, son and a papa. He loved to be with his family and loved what he did in his lifetime. 

He is preceded in death by his mother Joann, father Thomas, uncle Donald, brother Robert, mother- in-law Gwendolyn Sue Burleson I, nephew Bradley Seward and daughter Gwendolyn Sue Burleson II. 

James is survived by son James Brookshire and wife Samantha and their 5 children; Haden, Braden, Caden, CJ and Zaden Brookshire; son Robert Burleson and wife Kailey and their 3 children Paizleigh, Phoenix and Gwendolyn Paris Burleson; daughter Keagen Seward; daughter Ashley Roach and husband Josh and their son Joshton. He is also survived by wife Bonnie Brookshire and 2 brothers Tony and Timothy Brookshire.

James has many many family members and friends that he is survived by. James loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved being with grandkids and his kids. James made an impact on everyone who knew him. He is always going to be missed and loved. He left us and many more a lot sooner than we wanted and he will forever be missed and loved. We love and miss you, fly high!

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


WL “Dub” Chaney


WL “Dub” Chaney was born April 26th, 1931 in Fillmore, Ok to George W and Mary Lee (Smith) Chaney.  WL “Dub” passed away January 5th, 2022, at Grady Memorial Hospital at the age of 90.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at Vimy Ridge Church, 4179 CS 2875, Rush Springs, OK at 10AM.

Dub grew up in Fillmore, OK then later moved to Grady County and married Lessie Mae Payne on August 22nd, 1953.  Dub worked in construction, farming and for a time at Union Hill Electric.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, puzzles and reading.  His love for his family was endless and he lived to help all he encountered.  He never met a stranger.  His children and grandchildren were his greatest joy.  Words can’t describe how badly he will be missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George W and Mary Lee Chaney, brothers Herman and Felix Chaney, sisters Myrtle Maricle, Armenta Turner and Mildred James.

Dub is survived by his wife Lessie Chaney of Ninnekah, Daughter Nancy Malone of Chickasha, Son Andy Chaney and wife Sandy of Owasso, Son Wesley Chaney and wife Rhonda of Athens, TX, Daughter Emily Upright and husband Jeffrey of Ninnekah, sister Joyce Hurley and husband Keith of Chickasha, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.


Nina Beatrice Cummings

Graveside funeral service for Nina Cummings, 80, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be at 10:00am, Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma.  Viewing will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Nina was born the daughter of Gilbert and Irene House on February 21, 1941 in Los Angeles, California.  She died on December 30, 2021 at home in Chickasha.

Nina went to school in Bakersfield, California but had to drop out in the 7th grade to help her mom with the kids at home–six sisters and seven brothers.  Nina had to pick and hoe cotton as well as picking all kinds of fruit just to make some money to help her mom and dad.  In 1963 she moved to Oklahoma where she met Edward Cummings.  The two were married in October, 1963.  Edward went into the army until he broke his back.  Nina worked at Delta Faucet in the 1970's and then as a Certified Nurse’s Aide until she retired.  She was a very good mother and a very good friend to a lot of people.  She will be dearly missed by everyone.

Nina was preceded in death by her husband Edward Dwayne Cummings; her daughter Tina Louise Cummings and her parents Gilbert and Irene House.

Nina is survived by her sons Eddie Wayne Cummings and Terry Lee Cummings; grandchildren Tasha Nicole Prokop, Tabitha Louise Cummings, Jed Paul Cummings, Adam Lynn Cummings, Roy Lee Cummings, Casey Wayne Merritt, Kendra Renee Moore and Tamra Lynn Cummings; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.


Charles Anthony Wilson

Charles Anthony Wilson was born on September 3, 1952 in Lepanto, Arkansas. He was adopted at a very young age by Hiram and Mary Wilson. He had 7 birth siblings and 5 adopted siblings. Charles had many nieces and nephews that were very special to him. 

He is survived by his two sons: Keith Wilson and his wife Theresa Wilson, Chase Wilson, one daughter, Kristyl Reed and her husband Jerry Reed and three step daughters, Marilee Heavin and her husband Waylon Heavin, Billie Dawn Unah and her husband Waylon Unah, Ryan Rinn and her husband Johnathon Rinn and his best friend Harley, the cat. One of his favorite things to do was spend time with his grandchildren. He had 10 grandchildren, Cache, Anthony, Jordyn, Keiley and her husband Brad, Derek, Colby, Jeremy and his wife Kelsey, Ally, Jarett and Kameryn and eight step grandchildren, Blake, Braedn, Brysn, Braxton, Raegan, Jersey, Ryett and Cayden. 

Charles was employed by Dr. Pepper bottling company for many years of his life. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had a love for cars. He was always up for an adventure. Charles died on December 28th, peacefully with family surrounding him and praying with him. A memorial service will be held at a later date in honor of him.

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

Fax:  405-224-1584

Email: mcrayfh@aol.com

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