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July 2021 Obituaries 

Terry Young

Terry Lynn Young was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world July 10, 2021 at the age of 63, after a long battle with cancer.

It would be wrong to say that Terry lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance looks like. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn't mean she lost her fight. She is now in peace and in heaven with her heavenly father and many loved ones.

She is survived by her three children, daughter Jennifer and husband Derek Robbins of Edmond, OK, daughter Felicia and husband Kiley Reynolds of Alma, AR, son Cody and wife Kelli Riddle of Alma, AR, six sisters and two brothers, Pam Bass, Nicola Elam, Loretta Bromlow, Norma Morse, Becky McClellan, Karen Vanclever, James “Pete” McClellan, and Paul McClellan, five granddaughters, Audrey Reynolds, Avery Reynolds, Ruby Robbins, Kimber Riddle and Campbell Robbins, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

She is predeceased by her husband Rusty Young, father Gary Word, mother
Betty Martin, sister Diane Klohn, and grandmother Audrey Word.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 16, 2021 at the McRay Funeral Home in Chickasha, Oklahoma at 3:30pm.
 


Marvin Chester

Funeral service for Marvin Chester will be held at 10:30am, Monday, July 12, 2021 in the McRay Funeral Home chapel in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  Afiya Wilkins will officiate.

Marvin Chester was born January 7, 1935 in Seminole, Oklahoma.  After graduating from Minco High School, he served in the army in the Korean Conflict.  He worked as a printer and as a court reporter in Alabama and Oklahoma.  In later years, he owned and operated a liquor store in Chickasha before retiring to care for his parents.  Marvin enjoyed traveling, cooking, and visiting with family and friends.  His sense of humor and quiet strength will be missed by everyone who knew him.  He is survived by Stuart Meltzer, his roommate of 52 years.

Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Minco, Oklahoma.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Janice Gail Haney

Funeral service for Janice Haney, 55, of Amber, OK, will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Pocasset, OK.  Randy Perry will officiate.

Janice was born the daughter of Wesley and Diana Callahan on May 8, 1966 in Chickasha, OK.  She died on July 7, 2021 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Janice grew up in the Amber, OK area where she graduated from Amber-Pocasset High School and then earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from USAO in Chickasha.  After receiving her teaching certificate she worked as a substitute teacher in many area schools. She worked at the Town of Amber and District Two Water Department for many years before going to work for the Chickasaw Nation.  She took extra care to make sure she did excellent work in all of her many jobs.  In June, 1987 Janice married her husband Ronnie Haney and they were blessed with three children; they just celebrated 34 years of marriage.  An avid reader, Janice spent many evening hours reading aloud to her children.  She loved to travel, sew and scrapbook her memories.  She also loved flowers, but wasn’t gifted with a green thumb and couldn’t keep them alive for very long.  Janice deeply loved her seven grandbabies and had fond nicknames for each of them.

Janice was preceded in death by her grandparents and her mother Diana Callahan.

Janice is survived by her husband Ronnie Haney; children Klarissa Nightingale and husband Mark, Kandice Doan and husband Joel, and Kutter Haney and fiancé Emily Shibley; grandchildren Lanna, Jocelyn, Kally and Brant Nightingale and Rozalyn, Izabelle and Ainzley Doan; father Wesley Callahan; brother Kevin Callahan and wife Marsha and numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in the Amber Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.  

The family will receive visitors at McRay Funeral Home on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4:00-6:00pm.


Albert Darnell

Albert Darnell of Chickasha, Oklahoma went home to be with his Lord on July 2, 2021.  Albert was born in Hammon, OK on February 6th, 1935, and graduated from Ninnekah High School.  He was a skilled machinist, and worked at Badget Corporation, Pet Milk, Fenimore Manufacturing, his own machining business, and finally retired from Delta Faucet.  He served faithfully at College Heights Baptist Church in Chickasha for over 60 years, where he met his wife of 63 years, Marilyn Darnell.  He was an active deacon for many of those years.  Albert loved fishing, shooting, and was always quick to help friends and family.  

Albert loved his family, and was preceded in death by his father and mother, Buel and Dorothy Darnell, his brother Donald Darnell, his sister Lois Holder, and his son-in-law Gary Ledbetter.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, his daughter Mary-Lynn Ledbetter, his sons James and Michael Darnell and their wives, six grandchildren, and dear friends.  The family would like to thank Central Oklahoma Home Health Care and Lifeline Home Health for their excellent care.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the College Heights Baptist Church “Restoring the Glory” building fund (College Heights Baptist Church, PO Box 357, Chickasha, Ok 73023).

Graveside funeral service for Albert Darnell will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday July 6, 2021 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, OK.  Viewing will be from 9:00am - 5:00pm on Monday, July 5, 2021 and 9:00am - 12:00pm Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at McRay Funeral Home.


Billie Marie Hayes

Funeral service for Billie Marie Hayes, age 83, of Chickasha will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 2, 2021, at the First Christian Church.

Billie Marie was born the daughter of William and Bernetta DeKinder on January 11, 1938, in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  She died on June 30, 2021, in Chickasha.

Billie Marie graduated Chickasha High School in the Class of 1955 and was proud of being a Fightin’ Chick.  After attending Oklahoma State University, she moved back to Chickasha where she lived the rest of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bernetta DeKinder; son, William Kent Cavel; daughter, Jeanne Marie Cavel Smith; brother, Ben E. DeKinder; first husband, Bill Cavel; second husband, Robert W. Hayes.

Survivors include grandson Kenton Smith; great grandson Tuff Smith; sister-in-law JoAnn DeKinder; niece Mary Hampton; niece JoLyn Clifton and husband Rex; numerous cousins.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery under 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

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