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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, February 14, 2013 - A3 Erwin (Buddy) Watson 1948-2013 Jeanne Hesser 1932-2013 Thomas Aaron Casey 1925-2013 Erwin (Buddy) Watson of Coyle, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, February 9 th at age 64. Buddy was born on August 10, 1948 in Snow, Oklahoma to parents Joe Odell Watson and Wanda Lucille Ballard Watson. Buddy was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Wayne Watson; 2 broth- ers, Donald Wayne and Kenneth Noel Watson; and 1 sister, Joyann Watson. He is survived by 1 daughter, Stacey Lynn Watson Boutchiche, and husband, Abdel, of The Woodlands, Texas. Also, 5 sisters, Gleeda Faye Mick of Houston, Bobbie Jo and Jerry Barnes of Stillwater, Debra and Billie Hall of Stillwater, Sandra McCub- bin of Stillwater, Billie Lawan and Paul Streit of Weatherford, and 1 brother J.W. and Angela Watson of Stillwater. Buddy was blessed with a large family to include numerous nieces, neph- ews, extended family mem- bers and friends. Buddy was full Of life and loved his dog, Jodie. He played music on his banjo, whom he lovingly named Shelly. Buddy was a member of the group Barn Stormers and even played music with Garth Brooks. There was a memorial service on Tuesday, Feb- ruary 12 th at 2pm. Lost Creek Church in Stillwa- ter. The family is asking for donations to be sent to Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater to the account of Erwin Watson in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent and an online obitu- ary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Jeanne Hesser, 80, loving Wife, Mother and Mimi went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb- ruary 11, 2013 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Febru- ary 15, 2013 at the First Chris- tian Church with Brother Tim Carr officiating. A private burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Jeanne was bom on June 8, 1932 in Hagerman, New Mexico to Clyde and Alice May Newsom, and was raised in Tulia, Texas. She married Dewey Hesser on April 27, 1952 in Wellington, Texas. Jeanne was a Breast Cancer survivor, and was an active member of the Payne County Unit of the American Cancer Society where she served as Crusade Chairman in the 1990's. She helped raise thousands of dollars in donations, and in 1991, Jeanne's efforts were recog- nized and she was featured as a Leader for the American Cancer Society Fundraisers. She was also a member of the Phi Mu Soror- ity, Stillwater Country Club and Chapter U of PEO. She is sur- vived by her husband of 60 years, Dewey Hesser; son, Robert Hesser; daughter, Holly Creech, and husband, Robert; grand- daughters, Railee and Ashlee Creech; sisters, Mary Lace- well and Loveta Love; and sisters-in-law, Fern Hesser and Mona Brand and her husband, Jim. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Westhaven and to Dr. Todd Green for all their assistance and support. Memorials may be given in her name on behalf of Railee Creech to the Oklahoma Family Network at PO Box 21072, Oklahoma City, OK 73156. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Thomas Aaron Casey, 87, died on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His funeral ser- vice was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 atthe Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Still- water with Ken Piney and Owen Heisler officiat- ing. Interment followed at .Fairlawn Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Thomas was bom July 16, 1925 to John Thomas Casey and Maggie Luvina (Sumner) Casey in Stillwater, Okla- homa. He entered the United States Army in 1953 and was discharged in 1955 as a Private, First Class (T). In 1957, he mar- ried Peggy Poorboy and they remained together until her death in 2009. Thomas was a life-long farmer and worked at the Student Union Building from 1959 to 1990. Thomas is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; parents, John and Maggie; and sisters, Catherine and Flossie Casey. He is survived by son, David Casey, of Stillwater; daughter, Nancy Lyles, and husband, Bobby, of Stiilwater; daughter, Margaret Casey, and husband, J.B. Ramsey, of Glencoe, Oklahoma, son, Richard Casey, and wife, Char- lotte, of Perry; grandchildren: Mary Gardner, Thomas Gard- ner, Rebekah Easton, Rachel Zaring, Anna Casey, Amanda Casey, Andrew Casey and Irene Lyles; and 5 great- grandchildren: Jaxon Stolte, Alexzander Zaring, Dylan Easton, Tyelor Easton, Jamie Gardner. Surviving sisters include Luvina Casey, Dollie Keith, Ruth Casey, Maryanna Thompson, and one brother, John Casey, and sister-in-law, Donna; one brother-in-law, Olis Thompson; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be John Keith, Wayne Keith, Dan Keith, Pete de Boer, Fred Beckman, Mat- thew Keith, Joseph Keith and Aaron Keith. Condolences may be sent and an obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Red Hat Pistols Meet The January meeting of the Red Hat Pistols was hosted by Vikki Torian. Her daughter, Brandi, served as co-hostess. The Pistols were pampered with a ,'pink" giris' night out with an array of foods, many decorated in pink. After a craft of making red hatpins, the ladies were treated to an enormous "Kid in a Candy Store" delight with a table loaded with pink candies of all varieties and sweet pink containers in which to carry them home. Two new members were welcomed into the group: Amber Burton and Brandi Calder. Pictured (I to r): Vikki Torian, Beverly Evans, Judy Bartram, Lesa Bane, Pat Bickell, Amber Burton, Judy Smith, Brandi Calder, Mary Ellen Copeland, Mignonne Tadlock, Lauree James. Photo provided !NTURE CLINIC Dentures - Partials - Relines - Repairs 321 N. Main in Perkins Call (405) 612-7304 for appointment Perkins Chamber of Commerce Sponsored 2nd Annual Chocolate Walk Chocol.t W.ll00 Friday, February 15, 2013 from 4:00-6:00pm Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10am-noon Get your card punched at partidpating vendors and turn in for a chance to win prizes donated from local businesses. Parttdpattn$ businesses: Hidden Oasis Day Spa, 122 S. Main Dream Scents, 320 N. Main Main Street Mall, 111 S. Main Perkins Pizza Factory, 111 S. Main Butterfly Treasures, 905 Sadler Rd. White Dove Weddlnli Chapel, 213 2nd D'Mados, 503 E Hwy 33 Frontier Realty, 101 S. Main El Mexicano, 121 W, Thomas SAS Plumbing, 307 1/2 N. Main 251 E. Hwy 33 Suite B3 Comer, 251 E. Hwy 33 Suite B4 P Coyle School The Coyle School Foundation is sponsoring a raffle for an Angus side of beef (approximately 300 lbs. hanging weight) and a 7 cubic feet freezer. The drawing will be March 30 at the Coyle Alumni Association ban- quet in the Coyle School cafeteria. "We are very excited about the raffle and raising funds for Coyle School," stated Bob Priess, Presi- dent of the Coyle School Foundation. "We have provided funding for over $75,000 worth of grants to the Coyle School. Stu- dents and teachers have been the beneficiaries of class field trips, science lab kits, musical instru- ments, math curriculum supplements, technology enhancements, and many other items." The Coyle School Foundation also assisted in marketing for Foundation sponsoring raffle the Coyle School bond in which a new gymnasium, football field, and soft- ball field will be opening soon. The beef will be pro- cessed and the winner may select the cuts of beef. "This is more than a $1,200 value," noted Daniel Thrasher, Vice President of the Coyle School Foundation. " He noted that the winner could win the following if they wish to choose the way the meat is cut: an estimated 13 T-Bone Steaks; 10 Rib Steaks; 14 Sirloin Steaks; 24 Round Steaks;1 Brisket; 30 lbs. Chuck and Arm Roast; and 125 lbs. Ground Beef. The fee is $20 per ticket or $100 for 6 tickets and by investing $100, you also have the option of having a Coyle School Foundation' s membership for one year. The beef is purchased from Whitmore Farms, Coyle, OK and meat will be processed by a meat lab and vacuum packed. The winner may pick up the freezer at Coyle School evening of March 30 at the Coyle alumni banquet or thereafter. ;Fhe pro- cessed meat is antibiotic and "artificial" hormone free. If interested in purchas- ing a raffle ticket, you may call Wayne Whitmore at 405-850-3899 or Julie Weathers at 405-202- 7915. You may also visit the Coyle School Founda- tion website at coylesch oolfoundation.com and pay through Paypal and you will be mailed tick- ets. You can also send a check to the Coyle School Foundation, P.O. Box 122, Coyle, OK 73027 and tickets will be mailed to you. Is your bank nickel and diming you with hidden fees and uncom- petitive rates? At the Perkins branch of Stroud National Bank we know that's money you've earned and deserve to keep. That's why we offer the following: Free checking with free checks and bounce protection Competitive CD rates The area's best interest rates on personal and business loans Stop in today and find out why so many of your friends and neighbors are making the switch to Stroud National Bank. Perkins Branch 830 N. Main Street Perkins (405) 547.1199 Lobby Hours: ' Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to Noon Drive.thru Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon m