Washita Valley Weekly

Page 2   Washita Valley Weekly “My Community Magazine” January 19, 2022 God Bless America 100.1 FM & 91.5 FM For the best music this side of heaven Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ One Song at a Time! Service Time: 10:30 AM 4092 Norge Rd. Chickasha, OK 405-320-0055 Gather Grow Produce Song Writer Recording 3 piece (guitar,drums,bass) Demo Only $100 per Song Full Blown 5 Piece Demo - $150 per Song Lynn Walker: 405-320-0055 for Schedule & Appointments “We appreciate your business” Clyde Franklin Bennett ...  Clyde Franklin Bennett was born August 21, 1945, in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Benjamin (Bennie) Franklin and Jesse Marie (James) Bennett. Clyde, of Ninnekah, OK, passed away on Sunday, Janu- ary 09, 2022, in Ninnekah, OK at the age of 76. He was sur- rounded by his loving family of wife, sons, daughter, and their wives, grandchildren, and spouses, great-grandchildren, brother, sister-in-law, and friends.  Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at The Christian Center, Chickasha, Oklahoma under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.  A devoted citizen of Ninnekah, and part of its history through- out the years. Many of you knew him early on as a scrappy high school boy who started a business with his brother Richard, under the guidance of his parents, Bennie and Jesse, hauling hay for many farmers across Ninnekah, the County, and State.  A tough economy took him and his young family through a “grapes of wrath” experience from Oklahoma to California, where he had a vast array of jobs from fixing radiators to be- ing a draftsman for Southern California Edison and the State of Oklahoma.  He operated Clyde’s welding for decades, taught many how to weld, and was known as one of the best welders in the area. He loved old cars and could tell you any detail about them. He also enjoyed cooking, a good fishing spot, and any dessert on offer. However, his biggest pastime was people-watching and he was a professional. But not just people watching for the sake of it he took interest in people who used his gift of giving to bless them when he felt they had need. He often saw needs when oth- ers didn’t and many of you probably have something, most likely a hat, from him at home.  Dad also loved when you prayed over him and showed him the affection of the Father – he would stop everything to absorb the experience. He had his own special relationship with Him, and we all knew it.  He was devoted to his partner in life, Bonita, or Bonnie as he kindly called her. He loved her for more than 60 years, since when he began to get her name and number at the age of 16. They were married 57 years and 11 months, and he still resides as the major occupant of her heart.  He left us, for his other home, on Sunday at 3:00 a.m., in the presence of his sweetheart holding his hand. Although our hearts are saddened by his absence, we carry on with the peace and comfort from God, knowing that one day we will see him again.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Jesse (James) Bennett, in-laws, Chester and Pauline Stewart, sister Ann Marie Bennett, daughter Bonnie Kay Bennett, sister-in-law Oneta Bennett.  Clyde is survived by his wife Bonita Bennett of Ninnekah, OK, sons, Tracy Bennett and wife Anna of Montgomery, TX and Paul Bennett and wife Cynthia of Sulphur, OK, daughter Kathy Singleton and wife Donna of Ninnekah, OK, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, brother Richard Bennett and wife Betty of Ninnekah, OK, and numerous nieces and nephews. James Cleve Brookshire ...  James Cleve Brookshire was born in Pampa, Texas on Sep- tember 8th, 1967 to Joann and Thomas Brookshire. A graveside service for James, 54 of Chickasha was held Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Verden Cemetery.  James lived in Chickasha, Oklahoma most of his life and had attended and graduated from Anadarko High School.  Following high school he served his country in the United States Army where he served in desert storm.    After his service he became a truck driver. James was a father, husband, brother, son and a papa. He loved to be with his family and loved what he did in his lifetime.  He is preceded in death by his mother Joann, father Thomas, uncle Donald, brother Robert, mother- in-law Gwendolyn Sue Burleson I, nephew Bradley Seward and daughter Gwendolyn Sue Burleson II.  James is survived by son James Brookshire and wife Saman- tha and their 5 children; son Robert Burleson and wife Kailey and their 3 children, daughter Keagen Seward; daughter Ashley Roach and husband Josh and their son. He is also survived by wife Bonnie Brookshire and 2 brothers Tony and Timothy Brookshire. James has many many family members and friends that he is survived by.  James loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved being with grandkids and his kids. James made an impact on everyone who knew him. He is always going to be missed and loved. A. K. Hiten ...  A. K. Hiten was born to G. H. Hiten and Bessie Lee (Wheeler) Hiten, on March 2, 1931, in Briartown, Oklahoma. He passed away on January 4, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 90.    A. K. has been a resident of Alex, Oklahoma for 46 years. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association. He spent most of his working life as a pumper in the oilfield before retirement.  A. K. proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  A. K. married Agatha Seawright at the First Baptist Church in Blackwell, Oklahoma, on August 14, 1955. Born to this union was three sons, Keith, Kenny, and Kevin. They celebrated sixty-six years together before his passing.  A. K. was an avid coon hunter and won many ribbons and trophies. For him it wasn’t about the trophies or recognition it was all about the thrill of the hunt. He also enjoyed being in the outdoors camping and fishing. At the age of 90, A. K. bought himself a zero-turn mower because he loved to mow the lots he owned across the street from his house. A.K. was a family man and was a devoted husband, caring father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Left to cherish his memory is his wife Agatha Hiten of Alex, Oklahoma, sons, Kenneth Rhea Hiten and wife Anne of Kansas, and Robert Kevin Hiten of Alex, Oklahoma, his brothers, Larry Hiten and wife Lila of Langley, Oklahoma, and Gary Hiten and wife Bobbi of Colorado Springs, Colorado, his three grandchil- dren, and seven great-grandchildren.  A. K. is preceded in death by his parents, G. H. and Bessie Hiten, one son, Alan Keith Hiten, and two sisters, Betty Jo Mc- Curry and Dana Lea Briggs.  There are no services at this time.  Arrangements are under the direction of Scott and Angel Wilbourn of Wilbourn Family Funeral Home in Alex, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.wilbourn- familyfuneralhome.com Death Notices Memorials Complete Obituaries and Memorials with pictures (when provided) are posted on our on-line publication. www:ChickashaToday.com A brief ‘Thank You’ note lets people you appreci- ate their concern when you have lost a family member or loved one. Contact us to reach those who have shown their concern, that you may want to acknowledge. Washita Valley Community News, 405-224-7467. 904 County Rd. 1310 ~For 41 Years~ Grady County Ag Producer’s January Meetings  Farmers and Ranchers in Grady County will be able to take advantage of educational offerings at the OSU extension offices in January  On Tuesday, January 18, JJ Jones, SE Area Agricul- tural Economics Specialist will speak on Budge and Profit Loss.  The meetings are held at the OSU Extension offices at 828 West Choctaw in Chickasha and begin at 7:00 am..  For more information regarding either event contact Ally Minor, Grady County Ag Educator; alexanderia. richardson@okstate.edu; or 405-224-2216. Bizzare actions result in death of sus- pect  The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating a homicide that occurred early on January 11, 2022 in Chickasha.  The Chickasha Police Department received a 911 call at 4:53 am from the 1100 block of South 5th Street reporting a shooting according to a press release from the OSBI.  The homeowner called police after shooting and killing an unidentified man who entered the house.  Apparently the incident began when the suspect drove his vehicle through the north doors of the KFC restuarant at 1228 South 4th in Chickasha. The incident caused considerable damage to the restuarant building. Also, the suspect drove his vehicle through several nearby yeards, including the homeowner’s. The suspect began banging on a neighbor’s window according to the press release.  The homeowner heard the noise and went out- side to discover what was going on with the sus- pect comes up on the homeowner’s porch and assaults the homeowner’s wife and enters the house. The homeowner had a gun and shot the suspect inside the house. The suspect died at the scene.  As of press time the suspect had not been identified. Mulready said. “I encourage Oklahomans to take ad- vantage of at-home testing and available local testing sites to help keep people safe with early detection.” If you purchase an over-the-counter COVID-19 test from a pharmacy, store, or online retailer and are charged for your test, keep your receipt and submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement. If your plan has not set up a network of preferred stores, pharmacies, and online retailers at which you can obtain a test with no out-of-pocket expense, consumers will be reimbursed the amount of the cost of the test.  For example, if you buy a two-pack of tests for $34, the plan or insurer would reimburse $34. If your plan has set up a network of preferred stores, pharma- cies, and online retailers at which you can obtain a test with no out-of-pocket expense, you can still ob- tain tests from other retailers if you buy them outside of that network. Your plan is required to reimburse you at a rate of up to $12 per individual test (or the cost of the test, if less than $12). Save your receipt(s) to submit to your plan for reimbursement at a rate of up to $12 per individual test (or the cost of the test, if less than $12).  If you have questions about other insurance issues, please contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 1-800-522-0071 or visit our website at www.oid. ok.gov. ‘COVID-19 Home Test’ continued from Page 1 BabyMobile Drive-thru diaper distribution  Infant Crisis Services’ BabyMobile program is of- fering drive-thru diaper distributions. Services are available to children birth through age three. First come, first served.  The Oklahoma City office is taking drive-thru ap- pointments Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm.  A Caddo County distribution is set for Thursday, January 27 at Anadarko High School, 1400 Warrior Drive, Anadarko from 10 am - 2 pm.  For more information contact Yara Gutierrez, Baby- Mobile Program Manager, Infant Crisis Services at 405-778-7614 direct