Patey âPateâ Thornburg passed away in the wee hours of December 2, 2012, after 97 years of a full and loving life.
He was born on June 9, 1915, in Fanshawe. An avid fisherman, there wasnât a body of water he wouldnât fish. He was full of love and faith for his fellow man. His belief in our heavenly father was soul deep and an integral part of how he lived his life. Pate was a beloved and accomplished educator for 32 years. He spent most all of his educational career as a teacher and principal at Rail Road Flat Elementary School.
Jimmy Dale Hill, 67, of Wister died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Jimmy was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Oklahoma City to Thurman and Jewel (Killian) Hill. He worked for the street department of the city of Modesto. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Earhart and brother, Bill Hill.Â
Survivors include his son, Mike Hill of Turlock, Calif.; grandson, Davis Hill of Turlock; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Marvel Hill of Wister; longtime companion, Leona Sherry; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
WILBURTON â The phrase, âmiraculous comeback,â is heard quite often in the world of sports. The Leflore Savages basketball team experienced one Monday at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
Down 44-31 entering the final period against the Battiest Panthers, the Savages outscored them 24-9 in the fourth quarter to snatch a 55-53 win away from Battiest to advance to the championship semifinals of the gold bracket.
The Spiro High School basketball teams did not have much of a rest after tonight's season openers at Eufaula as they will begin their three-day stay at the H.B. Stewart Classic in Greenwood, Ark., Wednesday afternoon.
Spiro will play Siloam Springs, Ark., at 4 (girls) and 5:30 p.m. (boys) Wednesday afternoon, then play host Greenwood at 7 (girls) and 8:30 p.m. (boys) Thursday night. The Lady Bulldogs will end their three-day stay with a 4 p.m. Friday game against Ozark, Ark., followed by the âDogs' contest against Ozark at 5:30 p.m.