Obits

Eric Gordon Thompson



On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, we lost Eric Gordon Thompson, an extraordinary soul, too early at the age of 48. There was nothing conventional or ordinary about our man Eric. Nobody cared that Eric wrestled in the 89-pound weight division at Blackwell High School, fainted in the hot July sun when awarded his Eagle Scout, went to UCO on a […]

Nellie King



Today our hearts are filled with grief, our beloved Nellie King has gone to heaven. She was 66 years old. Traditional tribal services will begin with a Saturday night wake at the Ponca Tribal Community Center of White Eagle, OK. On Monday, July 8, 2019, a noon feast will be followed by a give-away and funeral service also at the […]

David Paul Cullen



The Honorable David Paul Cullen, 87, of Cherokee, Oklahoma succumbed to complications from a fall and passed away on July 3, 2019. Known simply as “the Judge” by family, friends and the community in which he lived, David Cullen was an avid hunter, history buff, reader and traveler. He enjoyed making connections across cultures, the camaraderie of hunting with friends […]

Catherine M. Butzback



Catherine Marie Butzback of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died early Sunday morning, July 7, 2019, in the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home at the age of 73 years. Catherine Marie Butzback was born on December 25, 1945, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to Dale Luther and Earline Rebecca (Carr) Spruill. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 12th in the Mt. Olive […]

Marilee Helton



Marilee Helton, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Sunday July 7, 2019. She was 89 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Margaret Danielle Roy



Margaret Danielle Roy passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, in Oklahoma City at the age of 31. She was born on December 21, 1987 to parents; Mark Phillips and Lizzie Roy in Oklahoma City. Visitation for Margaret will be held at Grace Memorial Chapel from 3pm to 8pm, Tuesday, July 2nd and Wednesday, July 3rd. Graveside services will be held […]

Joseph C. Purvis



Joseph C. Purvis, age 88, longtime resident of Ponca City, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Ponca City. The family will have a private remembrance ceremony at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Joseph was born on June 17, 1931 to Ralph and Sadie Powell Purvis in Hutchinson, Kansas, one of […]

Thomas Eugene Price



Thomas “Tom” Eugene Price, resident of Flower Mound, Texas passed away on June 30, 2019 at the age of 58. Tom was counting down and preparing for retirement to his acreage and home in Wister, Oklahoma. Tom loved his dogs, Moses, Big Boy, Brucey and his three cats, Little Mama, Princey, and Cocoa dearly. Tom also had a passion for […]

Joseph Carl Purvis



Joseph Carl Purvis, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. He was 88 years old. Services are pending with Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Robert Niles



Robert “Bobby” Niles was born July, 3rd 1942 in Oklahoma City to Pete and Dorothy Niles. He grew up attending Yukon Public Schools, Graduating in1960. Following graduation, he attended Southeastern University in Durant, Oklahoma, on a full football scholarship. While at Southeastern, he played fullback for the Savages where he was given the nickname “Bullet Bob” due to his speed […]


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