Wilma Maudine Pitts

Wilma Maudine Pitts of Blackwell died early Saturday morning at her home in Blackwell at the age of 63 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

Maurita Ann Grimm

Maurita Ann Grimm, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at her home in Ponca City. She was 82 years old. Maurita was born on Feb. 13, 1936 in Blackwell, Okla., to her parents, Lester Vernon Barr and Kathryn Marie Swisher Barr. She grew up in Blackwell graduating from Blackwell High School and continuing her education […]

Willard Anderson

Willard Anderson, of Ponca City, died Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, in the Via Christi Village in Ponca City at the age of 83 years. Services are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

Joseph Stewart

Joseph Stewart, 78, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Stillwater, Okla. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Duncan, Okla. Dighton Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater is entrusted with arrangements. Joseph was born on Dec. 25, 1940 in Loco, Okla., to Robert and Velma Lawrence Stewart. Joseph grew up in Velma and graduated from […]

Betty Jean Sikes

Betty Jean Sikes passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was 89 years old. Betty was born on May 23, 1929 in Ada, Okla. to her parents, Albert Lloyd Owens and Belvie Lee Owens. She was lucky enough to find the love of her life early in life and married Ray Sikes in Ada on […]

Maurita Grimm

Maurita Grimm, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. She was 82 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.

Karen Lou Banta

Karen Lou Banta, 67 of Ponca City, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at her residence. She lost her battle to colon cancer after 2 ½ years. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 218 S. 6th St., Ponca City, Okla. Pastor Truman Ferguson will officiate. A reception will follow at […]

Gerald Dean North

Gerald Dean North was born on Dec. 31, 1936, the son of Rev. Charles Henry and Bertha Lena Russell North. He went to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2019. He was 82 years old. Mr. North grew up in a family that loved and honored God, and he left a clear testimony of his faith in Jesus for […]

Berkley B. Watts

Berkley Watts was born in Leslie, Ark. and grew up in Wichita, Kan., where he and his brothers had the responsibility of supporting their family at an early age. His career in the newspaper business began in his teens and spanned nearly 40 years with The Wichita Eagle-Beacon, The Oklahoma Publishing Co., and The Ponca City News, where he was […]


Monday Cheryl Flinchum — Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at the First Christian Church of Fairfax. Burial will follow at the Fairfax Cemetery.

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