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March 2023 Obituaries 

LD Turner

LD Turner was born January 13, 1932 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma to Chesley Arnold Turner and Minnie Viola (Wesson) Turner. He passed away peacefully on March 08, 2023 in Chickasha, Oklahoma at the age of 91.

LD's family lived in Tecumseh, Gracemont, and Binger before he made Chickasha his home. As a young boy, LD helped support his family by working on fields and farms with his parents and siblings. He had two older brothers, Walter and Jack; four older sisters, Odessa, Pearl, Oma, and Betty; and two younger sisters, Bonnie and Georgia. Until the early 1950s, LD would continue working on farms until he began working with his brothers and cousins on carpentry and construction jobs.

On October 25, 1951, LD married Nancy Onnieway Spearman in Chickasha. Married for 71 years, LD and Onnie would have three children: LD Daniel, Nancy, and Kimberly. LD would support his family with his new carpentry skills by starting his own construction business, which he ran until his retirement in 1997.

LD's first construction job was working for Rev. John Taft building houses on what is now Taft Drive in Chickasha. He worked on commercial buildings and residential homes all over Grady county during his career. Even after his retirement, LD was always tinkering on small projects around the house and was always eager to help his family whenever they needed help with home repairs.

LD enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He had fond memories of deer hunting in Colorado with his brothers, cousins, and son. LD was also an avid fisherman, eager to fish whenever he had free time. He also enjoyed camping with his family, especially at Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton, Oklahoma where the Turners would have their annual family reunion.

LD is preceded in death by his parents, Chelsey and Minnie Viola Turner; sisters, Odessa, Pearl, Oma, Betty, and Bonnie; brothers, Walter and Jack; son, LD Daniel II.

LD is survived by his wife, Onnie Turner of Chickasha; daughters, Nancy (Kenny) Ashley and Kimberly Turner; granddaughters, Shannon (Christopher) Hudman, Tisha (Dan) Dye, and Deanna Turner; grandsons, LD (Leeann) Turner III and Joseph Nieto; great-grandsons, T.J. Turner, Michael Moore, Bailey Muschweck, and Nolan Dye; great-granddaughters, Jamie Moore and Katie (Isaiah) Johnson; sister, Georgia.

Arrangements are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. At the family's request, at this time, there will be no funeral or memorial service. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Andrea Roberts of Physician Housecalls and to the staff of LifeLine Home Health & Hospice of Chickasha.

Fern Aileen Allen

Funeral service for Fern Aileen Allen, age 98 of Chickasha will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at College Heights Baptist Church with burial to follow in Red Hill Cemetery at Hammon, Oklahoma at 3:00 pm.   Viewing will be Thursday and Friday from 9am-7pm at McRay Funeral Home.

Fern was born August 26, 1924, in McClure, Oklahoma.  She died March 3, 2023, in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Fern graduated as valedictorian from Hammon, OK.  She worked in her dad’s grain elevator as a teenager.  She married James Lewis Allen on Christmas Eve, 1941.  They were married 47 years before he passed away.  During World War II she worked wiring airplanes for the Army Air Corps in California.  After the war she returned to Oklahoma where she worked as a Post Master in Moorewood, Oklahoma as well as helping on the family farm.  She worked in the schools at Gallup, New Mexico as director of lunch programs in Gallup-McKinley County, New Mexico for 15 years.  She moved back to Oklahoma to be close to family and worked as director of special services at Grady Memorial Hospital until she retired in 1988.  She worked as Chairman for many community organizations and was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year.  One of the many organizations she worked with was Access Health Care which she helped to organize.  She functioned as their director for over 20 years.  During all this time she was active at College Heights Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday School.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents Houston and Minnie Cope; brother Frances Cope and husband James Lewis Allen.

She is survived by two sons, James Lewis Allen, Jr (Jim) and Nadine, and Larry Frances Allen and wife Joyce of Chickasha, Oklahoma; two sisters, Linda Dodson of Hammon, Oklahoma and Mary Ann Troncole of Bellville, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; five great-great children and a host of family and friends.

Margie Ann Akins

Funeral services for Margie Akins will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, March 6, 2023 at the Northside Church of Christ in Chickasha, OK, with Jim Talbert officiating.  Interment will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Margie Ann Akins, age 39...okay 83, was born in Fort Cobb, OK in 1939 to Ethel Cocheran Akins and Lee Akins.  

Margie was next to the youngest of a family of twelve.  She spent all her years dedicated to her large extended family, especially her nieces and nephews, not having children of her own.  She had this incredible talent of knowing all of her family’s birth dates and names, including all the spouses and children’s names and birth dates.  Her memory was infallible and unbelievable.  She never refused an invitation to attend a holiday event, travel, dine out or shop with her family.  Margie kept a record of all those trips with photos and mementoes which could fill a room or two.  She was a devoted Christian woman, which was her strength when she found herself the last remaining sibling of her much beloved family.  Margie was a long time member of the Church of Christ at 8th and Frisco.  She worked for the Chickasha Public Schools for almost fifty years where she was named the Support Staff of the Year in 2016. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and all her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Orlin Akins and Shirley Akins, both of Chickasha.

She will be missed by all her nieces, nephews, greats, great-greats and extended family.  The next baby in the family will sorely miss her magic touch and special spoiling.

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


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