McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Obituaries

December 21, 2012

Gayle Marie Hammons

Gayle Marie Hammons, 72, of Indianola

McALESTER — Gayle Marie Hammons, 72, of Indianola, died Dec. 19, 2012, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Eufaula Church of Christ with Kipton Garrett and Everett Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Hunn Black and Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory.

She was born on June 15, 1940, in Colony to Leland Lilburn and Venna Novella (McLemore) Dunn.

She attended and graduated as valedictorian of the Colony High School class of 1958. She graduated from Oklahoma Christian College in 1960. She also attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, where she was voted Most Outstanding Senior Student.

She married Kenneth Dale Hammons on June 12, 1964. She worked as a teacher in Henryetta for two years and Indianola for 31 years, before retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Indianola.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Hammons, of the home; son, Kevin Hammons and wife, Cyndi, of Warner; daughter, Gina Garrett and husband, Kipton, of Alma, Ark.; brother, Everett Dunn and wife, Electra, of Checotah; sister, Charlene Floyd, of Houston, Texas; sister in-law, Charlotte Dunn; and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Nova Dunn; and brother, Wayne Dunn.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Hammons, Kyle Hammons, Nathan Garrett, Zachary Garrett, James Floyd and Eric Dunn.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton Children’s Home, P.O. Box 370 Tipton, OK 73570 or In Search of the Lord’s Way.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Jerry 'Bear' Hubbard

    Jerry “Bear” Hubbard, 63, of Kinta, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • Tommy Morrow

    Tommy Morrow, 66, of Hartshorne, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at McAlester Regional Health Center.
    Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in Hartshorne.

    July 24, 2014

  • Victoria 'Tori' Baker

    Victoria “Tori” Baker, 26, of Stigler, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

  • Alyce Yvonne Knight Lerblance

    Alyce Yvonne Knight Lerblance was born on November 21, 1923, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma, to Fred C. and Letha Mae Knight.  She was the fourth of seven children born to Fred and Letha Knight.  Alyce grew up in Wilburton and graduated with the class of 1941 and was a graduate of Eastern State A & M in Wilburton.

    July 23, 2014

  • Lynn E. 'Cheatum' Weeks

    Lynn E. “Cheatum” Weeks, 64, of McAlester, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in McAlester.

    July 23, 2014

  • Charles Edward Turney,

    Charles Edward Turney, 81, of Duncan, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, after a brief illness.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tommy Morrow

    Tommy Morrow, 66, of Hartshorne, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at McAlester Regional Health Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Otis Jefferson

    Otis Jefferson, 84, of McAlester, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home.

    July 23, 2014

  • David Wayne Dollins,

    David Wayne Dollins, 79, of McAlester, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Brigitta Agnes Campbell

    Brigitta Agnes Campbell, 72, of Haileyville, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Tulsa.

    July 23, 2014