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McRay Funeral Home
June 2021 Obituaries 

CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF
JEANNE BETH JONES

Jeanne Beth Jones was born February 7, 1943, in Greenville, Texas to Frances Marie Landreth and Harmon Haskell Phipps.  She passed away on June 20, 2021, at her residence in Chickasha at the age of 78.  

A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at First Assembly of God Church, 3340 South 16th Street in Chickasha, Oklahoma, with Reverend Debbie Pratt officiating.   In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that tax-deductible donations be made to Calcutta Mercy Ministry which supports an orphanage, hospital, and cleft palette surgeries for children :

https://www.calcuttamercy.org/dwain-jones-family-legacy, or remittances to:

Calcutta Mercy 
Post Office Box S
Griffin, GA  30224 

Jeanne was married to Reverend Dwain Waid Jones on April 25, 1959, and they celebrated 57 years of marriage before he passed away on December 4, 2016, in Chickasha, Oklahoma.   Reverend Dwain and Jeanne Jones served as Pastors of First Assembly of God Church in Chickasha from 1984 to 1990.  Afterwards, he traveled and raised funds for almost 30 years, representing Calcutta Mercy Ministries.    

Jeanne is survived by her son Steve Jones and wife Cheryl, and daughter Tami Gottman and husband, James.  Grandchildren include Keesha and husband Roy Williams, Amanda Czermak and mate Mike Lister, Marqui and husband Mike Parham, Demi and husband, Chase McAbee, and Chad Robnett and mate Cassandra Ersland, as well as eleven great grandchildren and two great, great grandsons.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who treasured her family and whose greatest asset was loving people.      

Prior to accepting assignments with the Assemblies of God as missionaries for four years in the country of Tonga, they also pastored Texas churches from 1964 to 1972 in Harmony, Emory, and Hooks, as well as Dumas, Arkansas.  After returning to the United States, they ministered in Mulberry, Arkansas, as well as Jackson and Nashville, Tennessee, after which Reverend Jones accepted an appointment as Light for the Lost Director with the Assemblies of God Headquarters, Springfield, Missouri for six years until 1985.   In Springfield, Jeanne worked for the Cox Memorial Hospital as an Administrative Assistant prior to their moving to Chickasha in 1985.  

Jeanne and her son, Steve, were owners of Showcase Antiques in Chickasha for 11 years from 1998 to 2010.   In addition to serving as a pastor’s wife, she was also a licensed minister with the Oklahoma District of the Assemblies of God.  As well, she was a designer by profession and loved arranging flowers and doing custom decorating for homes and churches.  She never met a stranger and served her family, church, and  friends with generous love and compassion.   Jeanne was also a volunteer for the Chickasha Food Bank.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Wayne Robnett


A private family graveside service will be held for Wayne Robnett at the Marlow Cemetery in Marlow, OK.  Wayne passed away on June 18, 2021 at the age of 83 in his home in Chickasha, Oklahoma with his family at his side after battling cancer.

Wayne was born on June 4, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He was the son of Daniel Lee Robnett and the grandson of William Harrison and Nancy Jane Robnett.  He attended school in Anadarko, Oklahoma.  After graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Navy serving as a Seabee.  Wayne married Mary Helen Largent on May 5, 1967.  They were married for 54 years until his death.  He was a hard worker and a skilled and accomplished builder.  He worked in construction most of his life and owned and operated several businesses including United Plumbing, United Auto and Sheppard Supply.

He was an avid outdoorsman and had a great love and appreciation for nature and animals.  He enjoyed working in his yard and being outside.

Preceding him in death were his father Daniel Lee Robnett and his grandparents William Harrison and Nancy Jane Robnett, his wife Jo Robnett, and grandson Brett Freeman.

He is survived by his wife Mary Robnett; daughter Terry Lynn Jones and husband Danny; daughter Diana Nieto and husband Mark; daughter Barbara Cole and husband Ron; son Bryon Robnett and wife Angie, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Ben Milam

Graveside service for Ben Milam, age 83 of Chickasha, will be 2 pm Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Verden Cemetery, Verden,OK.

Benjamin Lemuel Milam was born the third of nine children to Finis Jerome Milam and Avis Voleta (Taylor) Milam in the family home southwest of Verden on May 5, 1938.  He passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at his home east of Chickasha.  

Ben attended grade school at Roach School, southwest of Verden, and graduated high school at Verden in 1956.  While still in high school, he joined the 95th Division of the Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1964 as a Spec. 5 Intermediate Radio Operator.  Ben married Shirley Ann Summers in 1959 and they had one son Robert Lynn Milam.  Ben worked for PSO for 9 years, Perdue Industries 2 years, Maremont 10 years and in 1981 he started Ben Milam Heat, Air & Electric.  He sold the business and retired in 2004.

Ben served on the Chickasha Auxillary Police under Chief Roy Carmon.  While he lived in Tuttle he served on the city council and volunteer fire department.  He also was a member of the Lion’s Club and Jaycees.  In Rush Springs he was a member of the volunteer fire department, Lion’s Club, and Jaycees.  Ben was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Antique Auto Club of America, and he held a lifetime Oklahoma hunting and fishing license.  He loved hunting, fishing and restoring old cars and tractors. He enjoyed watching OU & OSU football and basketball.  He also loved southern gospel music and helping others.

Ben gave his life to the Lord at Roach Baptist Church at age 11.  He joined the First Assembly of God Church in Chickasha in 1985.

Preceding him in death were both parents, sister Wanda Randle and husband Harrel, sister Donna (Sue) O’Neal and husband Carl, brother Wendell (Sam) Milam and wife Francis, Brother Clint Milam and brother Claude (Doc) Milam.

Surviviors include son Robert Lynn Milam and wife Susan of Tulsa, granddaughter Lindsay Marie McDaniel and husband Aaron of Tulsa, and grandson Casey Lynn Milam and wife Katherine of Oklahoma City.  Five great-grandchildren: Cason Milam McDaniel and Parker Scott McDaniel of Tulsa and Maxwell Robert, Hendrix Benjamin and Marley Vaughn Milam of Oklahoma City.  Also surviving him are sister Verla Parker and husband Earl of Blanchard, sister Joyce Hobgood of Verden, brother Rodney and wife Linda of Yukon, and many wonderful nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services 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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