A Memorial Service for Dixie Rice, 69, former Clinton resident will be held 10:00a.m., Saturday, August 16,2014 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel officiated by family members and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.


Donnie Joy "Dixie" Rice was born March 24, 1945 tot Alvin James and Gloria (Hickey) Dixon in Liberal, Kansas and passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in the Hillcrest hospital Tulsa, OK.


"Dixie" moved to Clinton in 1999 and was employed with Western Plains Library, Dr. James Coffee and Southwest Counseling Services.  She was well known to the Clinton Wrestling Program.  She was known as "Grandma Dixie" to many and could be seen at most Clinton School events supporting one of her grandchildren.  she had most recently moved to Tulsa to be close to family.


She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Matt Thomas and a sister, Shirley Carlile.


She is survived by her children, Darla Orra and husband, Loy, of Shattuck, OK, Duane Rice and wife, Christine, of Milan, Illinois, Deanne Hampshire and husband, Sammy, of Vidor, TX and Danny Rice, whereabouts unknown and a sister Lynae Anderson and her husband, Dan.


She is also survived by her grandchildren, Trey Rice, Jaci Hawes, Rowdy Rice, Brandon Orr, Keith Orr, Mike Thomas, Marcus Thomas, Marcellus Thomas, Rhapsody Dugger, and Devo, great-grandchildren, Tuezdai Hawes, Jasper Hawes, Bryleight Thomas, Kehli Thomas; a sister, Lynae Anderson and her husband, Dan, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.




Funeral Services for Elvis D. Baumwart, 91, Clinton resident will be held 10:00a.m., August 13, 2014 in the First Christian Church, officiated by Pat Peters and burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.


Elvis Dale Baumwart was born July 15, 1923 to Glen and Alice (Mingus) Baumwart in Canute, Oklahoma and passed away early Wednesday morning, August 6, 2014 in Edmond, OK.


The Baumwart family moved to Clinton when Elvis was very young.  He attended Clinton Schools where he graduated in 1942.  He was soon employed with the Union Pacific Rail Road Shops as a boiler-maker helper in Los Angeles, California.


He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on December 2, 1942, he served during WWII in the European theater, China, Burma, Indian theater and the South Pacific, with the Army Air Force as a radio operator and mechanic.  He received his Honorable Discharge in November of 1945 at the rank of Sergeant.


Mr. Baumwart returned back home to Oklahoma, living in Clinton, and was employed with the Railway Express at Clinton Sherman Air Force Base.  He worked there until its closing.


He was married to Iris Jean Miller on July 6, 1946 in Wheeler, TX.  They made their home in Clinton and became a butcher and worked in the meat markets of Bestway and Puckett Food Stores for two years.  In 1948 he began a career with the U.S. Postal Service and in 1977 he transferred to Butler, OK as rural mail carrier.  He retired from the U.S. Post Office in November of 1980 and received his 35 year pin for service accomplished.  After his so-called retirement he worked over eight years full and part time driving the Bookmobile for the Western Plains Library.


He was a longtime faithful and active member of the First Christian Church, a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Masonic Lodge; He was the Scout Master and then Assistant Scout Master for several years for Troop 362 who met at the First Christian Church.  He has assisted many scouts obtain their merit badges by teaching them Morse Code and Signaling.


He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, spending time on their small farm Northwest of Clinton.


He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Marvin Dale Baumwart and a sister Glen Dora Melder.


He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Bell and husband, Robert of Edmond, OK, a son, Alvin Baumwart and wife, Donna, of Arapaho, OK.


He is also survived by four grandchildren, Angie DuBoise, and husband, Bill, Ryan Baumwart and wife, Shaundra, of Stillwater, Chad Baumwart and wife, April, of Oklahoma City and Colin Bell, of Stillwater, OK and several great-grandchildren.



Doyle Sutton, 81, Rocky, OK passed away at his home north of Rocky on Friday, August 8, 2014

Funeral Services for Doyle Sutton at 2:00p.m., Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Church of the First Born, Rocky, OK with burial to follow in the Lone Star Cemetery  in Rocky, OK under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home in Hobart, OK.