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16A v WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 METRO STATE THE OKLAHOMAN NEWS0K.COM OKC TV, radio icon Danny Williams dies FROM STAFF REPORTS Oklahoma City radio and television icon Danny Williams has died. Williams died from complications following a heart attack in October, daughter Shevaun Williams said. He was 85. "He was fabulous. Loved by everyone," she said. Williams was known for his on -air phrases and sayings, including "watch out for flying chairs!" which he coined after being struck by one during a broadcast for "Live Wrestling," a professional wrestling program. "He was just a very popular dude. He had a certain personality that clicked with Oklahomans" said Ronnie Kaye, on -air personality at KOMA-FM 92.5. "He communicated in a special way, right down there with the people. The man just had that genius about him." Williams, a devout Christian since age n, was also fond of telling callers to his morning radio show, "God bless you!" and "I love you. Pass it on." "I've got aheckuva track record. But it's not me, it's just luck. The Lord has blessed me, because I don't even know what I'm doing," he told The Okla-homan in August 2008. Williams was one of the original 15 members of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He retired in 2008 from his morning show on KOMA. Bouts of vertigo convinced him it was time to retire. "There for a while, I'd walk down the hall and fall down. And 81 is long enough," he said in 2008. His broadcasting career began in 1947 at a radio station in Austin, Texas. He was hired by WKY-4, an Oklahoma City television station, in 1950. That same year, "The Danny Williams Show" debuted. He played Spavinaw Spoofkin on the "Gismo Godkin Show" and was an announcer for "Live Wrestling" in his first years at the station. In 1953, "The Adventures of 3-D Danny" debuted. Williams became known as Dan D. Dynamo for the series, which he wrote, starred in and produced. He also played character ONLINE Scan this QR code or go to NewsOK. com to view photos, watch a video and sign a guestbook. Founder of Celebrity Attractions dies at 64 of undisclosed illness parts, including Xavier T. Willard, on the "Scotty Foreman Show" in i960. Starting in 1967, He hosted "Dannysday" a daytime talk and variety program, for 17 years. Kent Jones, program director at KOMA, first met Williams in 1992 when he came to host their morning show. "I'm sorry to have lost a good friend. ... And he was an encourager to younger broadcasters. So many people, including me, learned a lot from Danny Williams," Jones said. Kaye worked with Williams for 53 years. "He was kind of like a big brother. We were all a family. I don't think there will ever be someone who comes close to being like him. The time was unique, and he was unique." Shevaun Williams calls herself "proud" to be Williams' daughter. "He gave me an incredible work ethic," she said. Services are 2p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma History Center. BY RICK ROGERS Fine Arts Editor TULSA Larry Payton, president of the Tulsa-based Celebrity Attractions, died Monday of complications from an undisclosed illness at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was 64. Payton and his wife, Kay, founded Celebrity Attractions in 1983. The organization presented major theatrical and musical events, most notably touring productions of Broadway musicals. The modest operation would eventually grow to include Broadway series in six additional markets: Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Ark., Springfield, Mo.; and Amarillo, Abilene and Lubbock, Texas. "For 30 years, Larry's dream of bringing laughter, smiling faces and stirring hearts through live entertainment has touched the lives of thousands of Tulsans, as well as theatergoers in Oklahoma City and five other cities across a four-state area," said Payton's brother and Celebrity Attractions' chief operations officer, Ed Payton. "The lights of Broadway are dimmer today because of the loss of Larry Payton, but beyond his business Deaths ALTUS Daugherty, Thomas Wayne, 70, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday (Lowell-Tims, Altus). BARTLESVILLE King, William Robert "Bob," 90, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church (Arnold Moore & Neekamp, Bartlesville). Pichler, Francis R. "Frank," 75, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, East Cross United Methodist Church (Stumpff, Bartlesville). BLAIR Dollar, Melba "Claud ine," 88, died Sunday. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Restlawn Cemetery (Lowell-Tims, Altus). BLANCHARD Wingate, Sherry Lee, 42, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God, Holdenville (Fisher, Holdenville). BOWLEGS Self, Hershel, 71, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday (Swearingen, Seminole). CACHE Hamilton, Jerry Joe, 65, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cache Christian Church (Lawton Ritter Gray, Lawton). CHESTER Johnston-Shaw, Patricia, 76, died Sunday. Private services (Redinger, Seiling). CHOCTAW Ogle, George Harry, 76, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Eastwood Baptist Church (Barnes Friederich, Midwest City). Stone, Harold Durant, 87, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. March 2, First United Church, Mangum (Ford, Midwest City). CROMWELL Wimberly, Wanita Pearl, 82, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church of Cromwell (Memorial Park, Oklahoma City). EDMOND Bradford, George C, 89, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City (Corbett, Oklahoma City). Harmon, Joseph G., 23, died Feb. 8. Services 6 p.m. Thursday (Crawford, Edmond). Osborne, George A. Jr., 72, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Matthews, Edmond). Penney, Deborah G., 80, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Park Historic Cemetery Chapel (Memorial Park, Oklahoma City). ELMORE CITY Rogers, Carmaleta Stewart, 81, died Monday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Elmore City Cemetery (Wooster, Elmore City). ENID Janzen, Adolf K, 94, died Monday. Services were Tuesday (Anderson-Burris, Enid). FREDERICK Lindsey, Bonnie L, 82, died Tuesday. Services 130 p.m. Thursday (Jackson, Frederick). GUTHRIE Land, Ardeta Lee "Dee," 69, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Smith-Gallo, Guthrie). HAMMON Hughes, Marvin Dale, 85, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, A.G. Creach School Auditorium (Martin, Elk City). HARTSHORNE Warren, Timothy, 52, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Stanley Church of Christ (Brumley-Mills Hartshorne, Hartshorne). HENRYETTA Brown, Vivian, 92, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Nazarene Church (Rogers, Henryetta). HOBART Newberry, Sharon Lynn, 68, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Friday (People's Cooperative, Lone Wolf). HULBERT Medina, Josephine Beatrice, 78, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Stumpff Bartlesville). LAWTON Thomas, Jimmy Louis, 73, died Sunday. Services 1130 a.m. Thursday (Lawton Ritter Gray, Lawton). MAYSVILLE Goodman, Roy Gail, 76, died Monday. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday, Pooleville Cemetery (Wi-nans, Maysville). MCALESTER Simonoski, Carol, 72, died Feb. 15. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Chaney-Harkins, McAlester). MEAD Pecinovsky, Arthur "AJ," 83, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Mead Church of Christ (Brown's, Durant). MEEKER Buchanan, Gary Ray, 62, died Sunday. No services MIDWEST CITY Austin, Colleen Corena, 88, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Midwest City (Ford, Midwest City). Coleman, Elmer Marshall, 86, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City (John M. Ireland, Moore). Matlock, Emma Ruth, 87, died Monday. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, Arlington Memory Gardens (Barnes Friederich, Midwest City). Sebock, Frank III, 32, died Saturday. Services 6:30 p.m. Friday, Heaven Bound Worship Center (Affordable Cremation, Oklahoma). MOORE Brittain, Naomi Ruth, 79, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday (John M. Ireland, Moore). Cook, Frank Eugene, 80, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore (John M. Ireland, Moore). MUSKOGEE White, Lisa Dianne (Williams), 50, died Feb. 12. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Rayfield Baptist Church (Keith D. Biglow, Muskogee). NOWATA Thornbrugh, Vivian L, 78, died Monday. Services 4 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church (Stumpff-Nowata, Nowata). OKLAHOMA CITY Blanchard, Phyllis, 56, died Feb. 12. Services 11 a.m. Friday (McKay-Davis, Oklahoma City). Butler, Dorothea A., 83, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Greater Marshall Memorial Baptist Church (Howard-Harris, Oklahoma City). Chappell, Alvin Dean, 85, died Feb. 16. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church (Corbett, Oklahoma City). Clark, Jean, 76, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday (Barnes Friederich, Midwest City). Coffman, Marjorie V, 86, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (Mercer-Adams, Bethany). Emery, Beatrice, 81 died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, St. John Missionary Baptist Church (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City). Guffey, John Henry, 76, died Feb. 13. Services 2 p.m. Saturday (Barnes Friederich, Midwest City). Houston, Edgar, 86, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Tabernacle Baptist Church (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City). Johnson, Lonnie C, 71 died Feb. 15. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Avery Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City). Kwan, Chi Pang "Peter," 74, died Tuesday. Private services (Hahn-CookStreet & Draper, Oklahoma City). McDonald, John I., 85, died Saturday. Services 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Quail Springs Baptist Church (Memorial Park, Oklahoma City). Monkres, Pauline C, 90, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Resthaven, Oklahoma City). Moore, Anna, 80, died Feb. 14. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Rolfe, Oklahoma City). Slack, Lethia Leloa, 81, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Yanda and Son, Yukon). Smith, Corrilla, 71 died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City). Spencer, Sandra, 65, died Feb. 15. Services 11 a.m. Friday (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City). Thompson, Elise Ann, 83, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Memorial Park Historic Cemetery Chapel (Memorial Park, Oklahoma City). OKMULGEE Callaway, Roy A., 92, died Tuesday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Thursday, Holland Cemetery, Tahlequah (Shurden Jackson, Okmulgee). PAULS VALLEY Bonner, Glendon R., 80, died Monday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Mount Olivet Cemetery (Wooster, Pauls Valley). PAWNEE Duncan, Donna June "Dusty," 59, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Eshelman Memorial Chapel (Poteet, Pawnee). PERRY Barnard, Buddy, 57, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Vassar Full Gospel Worship Center, Mulhall (Brown Dugger, Perry). Hughes, Randy Lee, 59, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Christ Lutheran Church (Palmer Marler Carberry Perry). Womack, Gene William, 84, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, United Methodist Church (Brown Dugger, Perry). PONCA CITY LeClair, Mable, 74, cook, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ponca Indian United Methodist Church, White Eagle (Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City). QUINTON Rea, Sybil Ellen, 94, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Palestine Church (Hunn Black & Merritt, Eufaula). SAYRE Dawson, Edna, 89, died Monday. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sayre First Baptist Church (Rose Chapel, Sayre). SEMINOLE Cole, Hattie M. (Coker), 82, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday (Swearingen, Seminole). SHAWNEE Simon, Henry Peter, 78, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Davenport (Walker, Shawnee). Tate, Maryane, 81 died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Cooper, Tecumseh). SKEDEE Keeling, Douglas Darrell, 47, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Skedee Assembly of God (Poteet, Pawnee). STIGLER Cunningham, Mildred E, 84, died Thursday. No services (King & Shear-wood, Stigler). Lively, Noel D, 86, died Tuesday. No services (King & Shearwood, Stigler). TULSA Jones, Zelma K., 84, died Feb. 7. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Baptist Church (Keith D. Biglow, Muskogee). Thomas, EW, 66, died Feb. 13. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Shiloh Baptist Church (Keith D. Biglow, Muskogee). WETUMKA Parker, Linda Darlene, 66, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Wetumka Assembly of God (Parks Brothers, Okemah). WOODWARD Evans, Coeta, 85, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church (Marshall, Alva). YUKON Adams, William Ellis "Bill," 93, died Saturday. Private services (Yanda and Son, Yukon). Smith, Sandra Gale, 66, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Southwestern Christian University Chapel, Bethany (Yanda and Son, Yukon). Organ donor Records MARRIAGE LICENSES Mwande Serge Kpiele Poda, 32, and Randi Lee Jones, 26. Cesareo Villa, 50, and Norma P. Yanez, 46. Niall Annan Best, 22, and Riley Marae Bell, 22. Jose L. Tovar, 25, and Jennifer Lee C. Rudolph, 25. Russell Dale Singelton, 52, and Page Ann Reichert, 31 Glenn Lee Stroman, 51, and Kimb lee Ann DeJacimo, 53. James Phillip Conner Jr., 26, and Jennifer Lynn Brand, 32. Corey Don Miller, 35, and Julie Dawn Hart, 37. Ryan Lee Kiracofe, 28, and Brandi Lee Howland, 27. Jeremiah M Mwangi, 38, and Mercy Wanjiku Waweru, 32. Abraham Nunez, 25, and Maria D. Salinas Hernandez, 28. Christopher Richard Klasek, 29, and Kristen Anne Jones, 31 Jonathan Michael Malatesta, 25, and Lindsay Rae Glades, 24. Mario Rivera Longoria, 43, and Teresa D. Terrones, 37. Robert Joseph E. McCloud, 49, and Angela Denise Shannon, 48. Jarod Gabriel Huggins, 29, and Lindsey Leigh Russell, 25. Timothy John Ariyeh, 30, and Katherine Diella Pennington, 25. Darius A. Buggs, 37, and Crystal Dawn Boatright, 31 Gerardo Velez Burrola, 49, and Graciela Y. Dominguez, 50. Jose Luis Avila Cabrera, 24, and Selmi Guadalupe Carrillo, 20. Robert Dwayne Balthrop, 34, and Nicole Jean Shade, 25. Devin Anthony Brown, 29, and Corinne Walters, 39. Odale Junior Miller, 31 and Serena Leann Ponder, 28. Jose Eustacio Velazquez Bueno, 22, and Elizabeth Diaz, 20. DIVORCES ASKED Atterberry, Mark v. Beth A. Billings, Sarah Renee v. Michael Bradley, Dwight v. Frances Brewer, Winzell v. Tanisha K. Chaplin, Donald Ray Jr. v. Aimee Cooper, Garrett Lee v. Michelle Davis, Maurice Lenard v. Delleshu Renaye Ford, Richard Glen v. Sasha Hall, Tina Marie v. Murel Dewrell Jones, Irish E.v. Matt V. Kendrick, Kristopher A. v. Adrienne E. Kilgore, Lena v. David Klearman, Marilyn Michelle v. William Irven Mapp, Christopher David v. Kristina McMillin, J. v. McMillin, R. Munoz, Sinthia v. Luis Northcott, Kylie Eileen v. Strader, Straughn, Brian K. v. Tabatha Villarreal, Lisa Dee v. Juan M. Wenner, Angela v. Andrew A. Sr. Larry Payton contribution, Larry's legacy will continue to impact through the work he did in his church and community," Payton said. In addition to his work as a presenter, Payton became an investor in Broadway and touring productions, including the Tony Award -winning musicals "Once," "Spamalot" "The Color Purple," "Movin' Out," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." Payton's frequent trips to New York put him in contact with many of Broadway's elite. He developed a long-standing friendship with composer Frank Wildhorn and invested in Wildhorn's mu- mi To place a paid obituary or anniversary remembrance, call 475-3264. Visit newsobits for more information. Charles Clifton Carter Oct 4r 1926 -Feb 16, 2013 BETHANY Charles Clifton Carter, 86, died February 16, 2013, in Bethany, OK. He was born October 4, 1926, in Bray, OK to Clarence and Nema (Howard) Carter. He retired from Francis Tuttle, where he was a mail room clerk. He married Imaletta Doty on June 15, 1947, in OKC. He was a member of Williams Memorial Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Imaletta; brother, Virgil; sister, Anna Marie; and son-in-law, Jerry Martin. Survivors include two sisters: Vera Graham and husband Scott, of OKC; and Barbara Neuenswander, of Tuttle, OK; son, C. Steven Carter and wife Vickie, of Arlington, TX; daughters, Leah J. Martin and Ellen M. Carter, both of Bethany; son, Odis Carter and wife Kathryn, of Bethany; grandchildren, Mike Carter and wife Lorraine, Danny Carter, Bradley Carter and wife Amy, Vanessa Neg-ley and husband Andrew, Jonathan Charles Carter and wife Kristan (Kristy); 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family members; and special children of his heart. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. Viewing will be Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. at Mercer-Adams. Funeral service will be Friday, February 22, 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Church of the Nazarene, with interment following in Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit 4kik:I'RAms sicals "Jekyll & Hyde" and "Wonderland." Payton was the recipient of the 1997 Small Business Person of the Year Award given by the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. The Broadway League awarded Payton the 2006 Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management Award. Jim Brown, general manager of the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, called Payton "a dear friend who directly contributed to the continued success and renovation of the Civic Center." Payton was a deacon at Tulsa's Parkview Baptist Church, where he served on the church council. He had been actively involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes since college and served on the state board of directors. Payton is survived by his wife, brother Ed, daughter Laura, son Drew and daughter-in-law Charity. Funeral services are pending. Dennis F. Campbell Oct. 27, 1936 - Feb. 16, 2013 CHOCTAW Dennis F. Campbell, 76, of Choctaw, died Feb. 16 in his home. He was born on Oct. i 27, 1936 in hT the familv home of his parents Doris & Floyd Campbell at their farm in Stirum, North Dakota. He was a longtime member of the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Chapel at Tinker A.F.B. He was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force retiring after 27 years followed by 17 years as a program manager with BOEING AREOSPACE. Dennis was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, attending level of 4th Degree. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Rooney Campbell; 3 brothers, Donovan & wife Judy, Gary & wife Katie, Jim & wife Roxie; 2 sons, Dennis Jr. (Chip) & wife Jodi, grandchildren Jessica, Lauren, Collin, & Joshua; great grandchildren Jacob & Katie; son, MSgt Christopher & wife Tanya, grandchildren Alexander & Amelia; 7 nephews and 5 nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dennis' name to Special Olympics or The Center of Family Love. Memorial service 10am Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Tinker Air Force Base Chapel. Barnes Friederich m t Dwjglu Itl.J, - MWL, OH Tiji 5 ary Michael C. Boren Mar. 30, 1953 - Feb. 17, 2013 MOORE Michael C. Boren, passed from this life, Sunday, Febru- 17, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Michael was born to JC and Naomi Boren in Anadarko, Oklahoma March 30, 1953. Michael graduated from Western Heights High School and continued his education at Okmulgee Tech, where he studied to become a heat and air technician. Michael served in the US Navy and was employed by the Western Heights School Systems, before becoming ill. Michael also had owned and operated Fat Boys Heat and Air. He is survived by his loving parents, JC and Naomi Boren of Moore, OK; 1 brother, John Boren of Tahlequah, OK; and 1 son, Dale Edward Boren. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 21, 2013, in the Chapel at John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK. JO HU IRELAND L FUNERAL HOME 1 FREE MllSITER&SONS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING ! Ij'Aj-jm, Aiji C(Miir:;iN:t; 10 YEAR PARTS & LABOR WARRANTY ON HIGH EFFICIENCY COMFORT SYSTEMS 348-9600

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