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Christopher Radcliff
Services for Christopher Loy Radcliff, 41, of El Reno, Okla., were held April 6, 2012, at First Christian Church with Rev. Ronnie Fields officiating. Interment was in the El Reno Cemetery under direction of Wilson Funeral Home.
Radcliff was born Dec. 26, 1970, in Irving, to Toni and David Radcliff and died April 2, 2012, in El Reno, Okla.
He was a 1989 graduate of El Reno High School and graduated in 2000 from the Hallmark Institute of Aeronautics in San Antonio.
While attending the Aeronautics Institute, he was an honor graduate and valedictorian of his class. He held a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license and worked as an aviation and powerplant technician (A&P) aircraft mechanic in Dallas.
He also attended chef school in Austin, and worked in the food industry for several years.
He enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Loy W. Strasner, and his paternal grandparents, James and Maxine Barrett Radcliff, all of El Reno, Okla.
Survivors include his son, Nicholas Quade Radcliff, of Mesquite; his parents; sister Rebecca Tamez and husband, Michael of Corpus Christi; brother Timothy Radcliff and wife Lucy of Edmond; maternal grandparents Sammy and Bill Coleman of Kemp; niece and nephews Sophia and Chris Tamez of Corpus Christi, and Maddox Radcliff and Corbin Hamilton, both of Edmond.
Memorials may be made to the Nicholas Radcliff Educational Fund, c/o MidFirst Bank, 100 N. Rock Island, El Reno, Okla. 73036.

Marie Dicus
Services for Marie Dilworth Dicus, 94, of Tool, were held April 11, 2012, at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church (CCLUMC), in Tool, with Rev. Chuck Weber officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth, Miss., under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Dicus was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Rienzi, Miss., to Sophia Kinningham and Robert Franklin Dilworth and died April 7, 2012, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Tool.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brothers Oliver and Robert, brothers Walter Ira Dilworth and James Franklin Dilworth and sisters Kay Frances Rasco and Dora Nell Morton.
Survivors include her daughter, Pat Sims, and husband Jim; grandson William Marsden; several nieces and nephews; step-granddaughter Jodie Jinks and her husband, Lynn; step-grandson Steve Sims; step-great-granddaughter Jamie Cobb and her husband Chris; step–great grandson Justin Jinks and his wife Shannon; step-great-great-grandchildren Morgan Jinks, and Calan Cobb; and many friends.
She graduated from Pisgah High School in 1935, attended Granda College, and graduated from Mississippi State College for Women in 1939.
After the age 40, she returned to the University Of Tennessee to complete a master’s degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in Lamar County, Ala., between 1940 and 1942.
In 1943, she married William Guy Dicus and became a homemaker until 1952. She taught at Burnsville High School between 1953 to 1957 and Northeast Mississippi Junior College between 1958 to 1974 where she ended her teaching career.
Their only child, Patsy, was born in 1945.
She relocated to Texas in 1993 to be near her family and became an active member of CCLUMC.
Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, quilt-making, cooking, traveling and watching sports, especially the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks and the Dukes basketball team.
Her family will forever remember her delicious oatmeal cookies and pecan pies.
The family would like to express gratitude and appreciation to the employees of Cedar Creek Lake Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care they provided and to Dot Meadows for her kindness and compassion during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CCLUMC Food Pantry Building Fund, Cedar Creek United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 43175 Seven Points, 75143.


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