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  Maxine Martin
Maxine Kelley Martin of Mabank spent much of her life away from Oklahoma, but always considered Tulsa to be her home town.
She was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., but moved to Tulsa as an infant and graduated from Tulsa Central High School.
At age 19, she graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1943, where she later taught business administration.
She also taught at the University of Arkansas after her marriage to Richard L. “Dick” Martin in 1948.
The couple celebrated their 62nd anniversary Aug. 7 in Steamboat Springs, Colo., where they enjoyed spending their summers.
They maintained a membership at Southern Hills Country Club as they rotated between their main residence on Cedar Creek Lake, their beloved townhouse in Colorado and a family home in Tulsa.
Martin is survived by her husband, her three children, Richard K. Martin of Dallas, Janelle Martin Madeley of College Station, and Daniel C. Martin of Tulsa; a step-daughter, Diane Poff of Roanoke, Va., 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson.
She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother. All those who knew her will have fond memories of her quick-wit, strong opinions and zest for life.
She loved people of all ages and especially loved to share her healthy cooking tips.
She was an excellent cook, always adjusting recipes to make them more nutritious by substituting healthier ingredients without sacrificing taste.
As a legacy to her grandchildren, Martin left each child a personal recipe box with all of the family favorites, as well as her nutritious original recipes.
Included in each box is the recipe for her famous cornbread, which according to family lore was the “reason that Dick married Maxine,” thereby starting the magnificent family that she nourished.
During their married life, his career took them to the East Coast and then across the Atlantic. The couple started their life together in Fayetteville, Chicago and Tulsa.
As their family grew, they moved to Benghazi, Libya, New Canaan, Conn., Tripoli and Marsa el Brega in Libya and finally back to Tulsa before they settled in Texas in 1987.
She recalled that they moved seven times in eight and half years; four times overseas. As he was transferred with his job, she was left to coordinate the moves.
Her keen mind led her to be the detail person in their marriage. Even at 86, Maxine maintained her mental acuity, doing their taxes every year, including their 2009 return.
In years past, she was a member of the nine-hole golf group at Southern Hills Country Club and had been active with Phi Mu Alumnae and with the Assistance League at the University of Tulsa before their move to Texas.
She was a master bridge player. She and her husband made a formidable team whenever they participated in their duplicate bridge groups in both Texas and Colorado. As recently as this past summer, they received high honors in several tournaments.
Dick was always the aggressive bidder, but luckily, Maxine could play a hand better than almost anyone. In bridge as well as in life, their love and companionship was based on complementary talents, mutual respect and understanding.
She will be greatly missed because she was greatly loved. The love she spent her life showing is reflected in her family and the fond memories they will carry in their hearts. This was a life well lived.
Funeral services were held Dec. 1, 2010, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Moore’s Rosewood Chapel.

Naaman Pugh
A memorial prayer service for Naaman Michael Pugh, 60, Gun Barrel City, was held Nov. 27, 2010, at the Assembly of God Church in Gun Barrel City.
Pugh was born Nov. 11, 1950, in Fort Worth and died Nov. 24, 2010, at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas in 1968.
He served in the U.S. Army, achieved the rank of Sergeant (Spc. 5) and served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the Army Engineering Group.
He worked in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for Frito Lay, Lane Containers and Shar Trucking and in Gun Barrel City for Luther Lane RV Trailer Park.
Survivors include his brothers, Wayne Desmond Pugh Jr. and Jerry Storm; stepson Josh Layton; and daughter Christine Pugh; and his loving dog, “Doggoneit.”

William Ingram
Services for William Dee Ingram, 48, Payne Springs, were held Nov. 30, 2010, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Merchant officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Ingram was born Oct. 11, 1962, in Dallas and died Nov. 26, 2010, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Dee Ingram.
Survivors include his mother, Nina Dieken, Payne Springs; daughters Kimberly, Christina and Amanda Ingram, all of Fontana, Calif.; and Brianna Dugger Ingram, Paris; sisters Kelli Ingram, Payne Springs; Kathy Burgoyne and husband Don, Chickasha, Okla.; niece Pepper Sauve and husband Chris, Gun Barrel City; nephews Kristopher Smith, Payne Springs; and Craig Cantrell, Chickasha, Okla.; great-nieces Savanna and Cheyanne Sauve, both of Gun Barrel City; and great-nephew Jakob Sauve, Gun Barrel City.

Joann Cantrell
Services for Joann Cantrell, 76, Malakoff, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Cross Roads with Brother Frank Upchurch officiating. Visitation is set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the church.
Burial will follow in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Cantrell was born April 27, 1934, in Frost to Hattie Lassiter and Rufus Trull and died Nov. 28, 2010, in Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Hattie Marie Cantrell and brother Richard Trull.
She was a housewife and member of Rebekah Lodge, Malakoff, for 45 years.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Cantrell, Malakoff; daughters Jo Wilson and husband Norman, Malakoff; and Cherlyn Cantrell, Malakoff; sons Eugene “Bubba” Cantrell and wife Margaret, Terrell; David Cantrell and wife Julie, Cross Roads; and Keith Cantrell and wife Rebecca, Eustace; brothers Sammy Trull and Dub Davidson; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brandon Wilson, Jarred Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Steven Cantrell, David Cantrell Jr., Dustin Cantrell and Ethan Cantrell.

Patrick Hatcher
Services for Patrick Earl Hatcher, 42, Scurry, were held Dec. 1, 2010, at the Kaufman Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Scurry under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Hatcher was born Nov. 2, 1968, in Ennis to Kathy Jean Murrell and David Earl Hatcher and died Nov. 29, 2010, at his home in Scurry.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nov. 4, 1994.
He lived all his life in Scurry and graduated from Scurry-Rosser High School in 1987.
Survivors include his mother; brothers Joe David, Jason Matthew and Jeremy Gene Hatcher, all of Scurry; aunt Marsha Tuggle, Combine; uncles Donnie Hatcher, Scurry; Jess Murrell, Kaufman; and Billy Doc Hatcher, Gun Barrel City; many other relatives and friends.


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