Skip to main content
 July 2019 Obituaries 

Harry Joe Long

Harry Joe Long, age 86, of Chickasha was born April 26, 1933 in Anadarko, OK.  He died July 21, 2019 in Chickasha.  Cremation arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home.  There will be no services.


Dortha Lee Martin

Funeral service for Dortha Lee Martin, 89, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Southern Oaks Church of Christ.  Ron Blankinship will officiate.

Dortha Lee Martin was born the daughter of Sidney and Ethel Martin on December 30, 1929 in Sante Fe, OK.  She passed from this life on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Ethel (Johnson) Martin; sisters Medalina, Inez Palmer, Mary Finnell and Nell Maggard; and brothers Richard, Aaron and J.T.  She is survived by sisters Irene Moss of Tuttle, OK and Nettie Martin of Edmond; and a brother Al Martin of Hohenwald, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dortha received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at OSU in Stillwater.  She taught at public schools in Wyoming, Oregon and Washington, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma and retired from USAO in Chickasha.  Dortha was an avid sportswoman who enjoyed birding, traveling, woodworking and raising racehorses.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oklahoma Kidney Foundation.

Interment will be in the Marlow Cemetery.  Arrangements are with McRay Funeral Home. 


Reba Jean Flood

Funeral service for Reba Jean Flood, 80, of Verden, OK will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Verden First Baptist Church.  Rev. Troy Taylor will officiate and Rev. David Bradley will assist.

Reba Jean Flood went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends.  She was born to the late Walter and Myrtle Singleton on November 2, 1938.

Reba was born in Gracemont and attended Verden Grade School and graduated from Verden High School in May, 1956.  She attended one year of college at USAO in Chickasha (formerly OCW). She was born again in August, 1967 at Yukon First Baptist Church.  She moved to Chickasha in 1970 where she lived for one year before moving to Verden in 1971.  She worked several places including Oklahoma National Bank and Public Service Company in Chickasha; First National Bank in Yukon; American Optical Company in Chickasha and Verden Public Schools as secretary to the superintendent for 15 years.  She volunteered at the Crisis Pregnancy Center and Grady Memorial Hospital as well.  Reba was an active member in the community and was a lifelong member of Verden First Baptist Church where she actively served as a Sunday School teacher and worked with the youth for over 20 years.

Jesus, family and friends were Reba’s passion and delight.  She grew up riding the family horse, “Old Bell,” with her siblings and cousins, chopping cotton and milking cows on the family farm.  She loved doting over her grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews.  She was recognized for her “tall” hair and her “red” lipstick.  Many a child and adult alike have left her presence with her lipstick on their cheek.  She was a faithful child of God and a sweet lady that will be greatly missed by everyone.

Reba is survived by her husband of 34 years Charles “Eddie” Flood; her brothers Richard Singleton and Larry Singleton; her sisters Roberta Smith and Rojena Bare; and her foster brother Jack Bullard; her two kids Rene Sanders and husband Scott and Kyle Finley and wife Diane; her seven grandchildren Aaron Sanders, Seth Sanders, Canaan Sanders, Ashley Dempsey, Chelsie Woolcott, Bryce Finley, and Austin Finley; great-grandchildren Teagan Finley, Monroe Sanders, Amos Sanders, Wren Sanders, Gabriel Dempsey, Colin Dempsey and Cassie Woolcott.  She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

The family wishes to especially thank all of those who shared their time, love and care for Reba.

Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, OK.  Services are under the direction of 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

Design Your Own Website, Today!
iBuilt Design Software
Give it a try for Free