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Milestones, April 2018


Gary and Emalee Johnson

50 years

Gary and Emalee Johnson

Gary and Emalee Johnson

Gary and Emalee Johnson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their family, Jennifer and Jeff Gilliland, Denise and Richard Lofton, Chris Johnson and Marti Davies-Jones. They were married on March 2, 1968, in Watonga, Okla.

Gary and Emalee grew up in Oakwood, Okla., and like many others, moved to Stillwater to attend Oklahoma State University and never left!

Their daughters, Jennifer and Denise, and son, Chris, were raised in Stillwater. They have four grandsons and two granddaughters. Gary is the son of the late Ray and Jeri Johnson of Oakwood. Emalee’s parents are the late Jim and Joy Brandly, of Oakwood and Canton.

Gary has been the Airport Director at the Stillwater Regional Airport for 31 years. Emalee has worked for Stan Clark for 26 years.

Congratulations, Gary and Emalee!

Ron and Peggy Holmes

63rd Anniversary

March 5

Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Derwood “Tex” Patton


Derwood "Tex" Patton

Derwood “Tex” Patton

Derwood Clifton Patton, 90, of Charleston, S.C., widower of Mary Maxine Musslewhite Patton and Berneda Lunsford Patton, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Born May 26, 1927, in Jones County, Texas, Derwood was the son of the late Edward Cleveland Patton and Tommie Rowland Patton. He was a veteran of the U.S.M.C. and retired planner and estimator with the Charleston Naval Shipyard. Patton was a member and former elder of Essex Village Church of Christ.

He is survived by his four daughters, Linda P. (Ronald) Stoddard of Lilburn, Ga., Deborah P. (Jay) Gully of Greenville, S.C., Michele Patton (Jasper) Gentry of Ladson, S.C., and Nancy P. (Alan) Hay of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Mary Webb of Garmon, Texas, and Peggy Moore of Carlsbad, N.M.; two brothers, Cloys Patton of Houston, Texas, and Billy Patton of Thompsons Station, Texas; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Derwood was preceded in death by a brother, Dwayne Patton, and grandson, Jeffrey Alan Gully.

The family wishes to thank Oliver Levin for his years of wonderful care, support and friendship. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ, PO Box 393, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting the website www.jhenrystuhr.com or guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston.

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