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A2 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday April 5 2012 People , Abel (Joe) Pradia, Jr. 1938-2012 Mack Payne 1931-2012 Roger Dale Harmon 1950-2012 Roger Dale Harmon, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Match 30, 2012 in Stlllwater, OK. Visitation will be at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater on Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral ser- vice Will be at 10: 30 am on Thurs- day, April 5, 2012 at the Solid Rock Church. B will follow at Perkins Cemetery. Strode Fameral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was bom to Johnie Junior Harmon and Mary Alma (Cathey) Harmon Oli October 19, 1950 in McAlester. OK. He attended school in McAlester and graduated from high school in Wellrnan; Texas. He married ShanaFaye Collum of Perkins, OK and she survives him along with a son, Chad, wife Nici, and 4 grandchildren, Natalee, Lauren, Landrey, and Jett. Also, I sis,PhyUis Breun- ing and (Carl), 6 brothers, Lrtis (Lou Ann), Charles (Robina), JL. (Josh) (Linda), Bob (Spud) (Pam), Ron (Dede), and Kenney (Debbie). He is survived by his in-laws, CJ. and Bessie Collurn, toer-in-law, Randy (Barbara), Glenn (Laura), and sister-in-law, IMe deConlova (Russell). He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, too. Roger attended West Texas Col- lege, Western State College, and graduated from Pikes Peak Community College with a degree in graphic arts. He was able to accomplish all of the above after being injured in a car accident with head injuries. This attests to his detennirmfion and grit to be gainfully employed He retired from Civil Service in Colorado Springs and was told he had one of the few security clearances to go to the military bases in Colorado Springs. He was baptized into the Church of Christ in Colorado Springs. He enjoyed the Colo- rado Mountains, hunting, and fishing despite hishandicaps. He certainly will be missed by his family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefla.com Raymond E. "Doc" Henry 1925-2012 Raymond E. "Doc" Henry passed away in Stillwater, Okla- horna, on Tuesday, March 27. 2012 at the age of 86. Doc was born in Ralston, Oklahoma. on November 24, 1925 to Ray and Pearl Henry. His parents, sister Avis, and brother Willard preceded him in death. Doc graduated from Ralston High School in 1944. The day after his graduation; he joined the U.S. Navy, eventually being assigned to the 62nd Seabees Battalion during World War II. He was stationed on Iwo Jima where he helped build airslrips until being transferred to the 90th Seabees Battalion in Yokosuka, Japan, where he was put in charge of monitoring the area's power station. After returning home, Doc married Meldine Boyles, his high school sweetheart, on June 8, 1946. He entered Oklahoma A&M College soon after mar- riage and became a member of the first class of students to graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1951. The next year, Doc opened his first veterinary clinic in Pawnee, Oklahoma, where he and Mel ran a successful practice for 35 years. Doc embodied that rare combination of encyclopedic knowledge and down-home common sense that can only he described as brilliance. He worked on a wide variety of ani- mals, large, small, and exotic, but had a particular gift for diagnosing and treating horses, which held a special place inhis heart and lead him to serve on the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission for several years. Though Doc was a beloved veterinarian, he was also an accomplished trumpet player and pianist. His lifelong love of music began in the second grade, and he played with various bands in high school, in the service, and in his spare time throughout his career, only stopping inhis early eighties. Anybody who knew Doc also knew what a great storyteller he was. In the last few years of his life, he wrote down his amazing stories in a self- published book called Just So You'll Know. Many of the stories illustrate his approach to veterinary medicine and his love of the lime he spent on his ranch west of Ralston. He wrote much of the book during the long hours of his dialysis treatments. Doc is survived by'his wife of 65 years, Meldine Henry, Ava (daughter) and Lynn Osbom, Matthew Henry (son), grand- children Jason, Jamie, Julie, John, Lacy, and Tyler, and great-grandchildren Benjamin, Samuel, Lilli, Sadie Bea, Drew, Simon, Laney, Haley, Lawson, and Penelope. He was a warm and loving presence in the lives of his family and friends. He never missed a chance to hug and joke with his grandchil- dren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed greatly, but his spirit will live on in the loving memories of all who knew him. Services were held Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church of Pawnee where Doc and Mel have been members for over twenty-five years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the OSU Founda- tion, attention Sharon Worrell, OSU Vet Med, 308 McElmy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078; the First Christian Church of Pawnee, 900 6th St., Pawnee, OK 74058: and Judith Karman Hospice, 915 S. Main, Stillwa- ter, OK 74074. Abel (Joe) Pradia, Jr., 73, died on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sfillwater with Father Ken Harder officiating. Inter- ment followed at Fairlawn Cemetery. Strode Home was in charge of arrangements. Ahel was bominLiberty, Texas on December 31, 1938 to Abel and Mary (Sterling) Pradia. He attended Our Mcc, her of Mercy School and Church, and on March 15, 1959 he married Willie Ann Linzy in Slillwater, Oklahoma. He worked many jobs over the years, some of which included: Brown and Root Conslruction Company in Anahuac, Texas; Hull Texaco Station in Liberty, Texas; Harley Thomas Ford, Simpson Pontiac, Weilmuster Service, HEW Waste, Shakey's Pizza, Oklahoma State University Student Union Hotel (retired after 25 years in 1993), and C & C Commercial Cleaning, all in Slillwater, Oklahoma. He was also a professional bull rider until 1962. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Nathan John Pradia; and sister, Mary Ruth Pradia. He is survived by his wife, Willie Ann (Linzy) Pradia; two sons, Willie Darryl (BoBo) and Curds DuWayne Pmdia, of Sfillwater, OK; four daughters, Abby Josephine Williams. Birdie Diane Neal, and Jean Evelyn Prather (Comelius), all of Slillwater, OK, and Ella Rose Knighten (Terry) of Oklahoma City, OK; thirteen grandchildmx Joseph James, William Abel Pradia, Darryl DuWayne, Chtrk Anthony Neal III, Samathus Lucas, Quinton DuWayne Pradia, Gregg Sims Jr., Terrell Eugene, Isaiah Tryone Knighten; Hope Moesh,% Bran- don Cornelius, Maya Angela, and Mary Rosella Prathe, three great-grandchildren, Jayden Anthony, Addylan Elizabeth Neal, and Jalen Lucas; and two sisters, Ella Mae Lighffoot and Rose Mosley (Willie) of Ray- wood, TX. Pallbearers will include Mr. Pradia's nephews, Michael Ray Lavine, Earl James Lavine, Paul Wayne Lavine, Marcus Keith Lavine, nephew-in-laws, ST Sanders, Chavez Linzy, Tony Shinault, Tommy Vemer, Anthony Vemer, Todd Shinault, Muriel ShinaulL  Shinault, F.a Linzy, Pierre Linzy, Wa- ked Linzy, Wayne Linzy, F_avis Linzy, Gary Linzy, Steve Linzy, Chester Linzy Jr., Leo Tippett, James Linzy, and Abraham I.inco Unzy Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will include Eugene Lawson; Rich- ard Trice, Kenneth Murray, Ernest (Bud) Bramwell, and Reverend James Manual. Flowerbearers will be nieces, Jaqueline Evette Ozan, Mary Charlotte Coward. and niece-in- laws, Charlotte Linzy, Barbara Linzy, and Carlease Carter. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obitu- ary may be viewed by visiting www.strodeth.com. Elsie May Sinclair 1927-2012 Elsie May Sinclair, 84, died on Wednesday, March 28. 2012 in StiUwater, Oklahoma. A grave- side service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Kathleen Woods officiat- Sfillwater in 1988. She enjoyed embroidering, seek & find, and cooking. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Roy L., Bobbie Carl and Ray Rollen Sissons; and son, Ervin ing. Strode Funeral Home w Eugene Sinclair. in charge of arrangements. if She is survived by grandson, Elsie was born on July 24, ,Tony Sinclair; granddaughter, 1927 in Sparks, Oklahoma to Clarence and Gladys May (McKnight) Sissons. She attended schools in Fairview, Perkins and Stillwater. She married Charles Henry Sin- clair in Perry, Oklahoma on October 14, 1948. Elsie lived in Jefferson, Indiana for 34 years, before moving back to Cheri (Sinclair) Haan; great- grandson, Nathan Haan; great- granddaughter, Kyla, Sinclair; daughter-in-law Linda Sinclair; sister-in-law, Gerry Sissons; and 12 nieces and nephews. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obit- uary may be viewed by visiting www.snodefhcorn. Mack Payne, 80, died on Monday, April 2, 2012 in Stillwater. Oklahoma. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Strode Funeral Home in Still- water from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m, A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Shelton Cemetery in Stillwater with Dr. Norman Richmond officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mack was born on Octo- ber 26, 1931 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Lloyd T. and Ruby L. (Ham) Payne. He attended school at Cotton- wood Community Center, graduated from Stillwater High School and attended Oklahoma A&M. He married Karen Griffin in Stillwater on December 30. 1960, and they were later divorced. He was a member of the Eagles and American Legion. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jay; and son, Griff. He is sur- vived by his son, Ronnie Payne, and wife, Kathy, of Evanston, WY; daughter, Dawn Dees, of Cush- ing, OK; two granddaughters, Brooke (Hooser) Smith, and husband, Tyson,.of Crosby, TX, and Samantha Hooser of Stillwater, OK; great- grandson, Ty David Smith of Crosby, TX; brother, Bob Payne, of Stillwater, OK; and sister, Aniebel (Payne) Ste- venson, of Watonga, OK. Honorary pallbearers will include Bob Payne, Bruce Griffin, Doug Griffin, Tom Majors, Ernie Pickens, and Gregg Pickens. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com. Monica Taylor, Robin Macy and Jennifer Pettersen Taylor at The Blue Door Monica Taylor and Robin Macy will peffoma at the Blue Door Music Hall in Oklahoma City this Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.nx The Blue Door is the primo place in Okieland for touring songwriters and roots bands to play. Tickets are $15 with advance purchase or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at all Ticketstorm outlets and Party Galaxy locations and doors will open at 7 p.n'L Taylor and Macy are part of a Western Swing trio The Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing along with Jennifer Pet- tersen. They sing the old Bob Wills songs and great old jazz tunes in three-part harmony. All three girls are sonvriters and solo artists and proud of their Cherokee heritage. l.obin Macy, one of the original Dixie Chicks, sings from her heart with original compositions impired by the Kansas heartland. She, along with guitar -slinger husband, Kentucky White, play roots music that harkens to an earlier lime, influenced by their ongoing work at historic Bartlett  the century-old bountiful patch of nature just across the Oklahoma Stale Line where they call home. From the land of gritty people- pioneers, seekers, and her people of the kee nation; Taylor has Iraveled outward with her guitar and her salchel of homespun stories in song. Garrison Keillor asked Monica onto his A Prairie Home Companion radio show (NPR) because of her songwriting and her unique singing style. They enjoyed singing the old traditional and counlry songs together that day, too. The Blue Door is located at 2805 North McKinley Avenue in Oklahoma City. VISA, MC & Discover Free Disk Lock w/Unit Rental an, Perkin,- (405) 547 8600 FIRST CLASS SELF4;TORAI ;E Computer Conolled Access Floor to Ceiling Steel Partitions . Security Gate, Fence & Lighting Insulated Roof 24/7 Access Available Convenient Rent by Phone 417 W Freeman Perkins I 610 S Dunc :!:i  STILLwATER AREA SINCE t889 [r,I[I l]l!llrrIlllIll .Fllff1111/]l!Irllllll11311iI:[l]Irill] ll] F : " : ', i-- ," ' , -  - - ,,, ,1 I : ,. 1 1 ][., ql [IVFTlqllllllrll-l! -:- -