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© Enid news and Eagle
January 29, 2012
Submitted by Jo Aguirre

ENID ó Funeral service for Alvin Wilcox of Enid, formerly of Cleo Springs, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Elm Flat Christian Church, with Len Coulter and Roy Wahlgren officiating. Burial will be in Aline Star Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Friends may come to the funeral home from 2-7 p.m. Sunday for visitation. Memories may be shared with the family at http://www.lanmanmemorials.com/.

Alvin Wilcox was born to parents, Thomas and Hazel Davidson Wilcox, on Dec. 5, 1913, in a home north of Aline, built by his grandfather Nathan Worley and Mr. Worley's son-in-law. He departed this life in Enid on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

He went to grade school at Elm Flat, and then went to high school in Cleo Springs.

Alvin and Mattie Harmon were married in Carmen in 1947 and made their home in Cleo Springs.

From an early age, Alvin farmed, harvested grain, and in partnership with his father raised thoroughbred horses, which his father trained. The horses were raced in various tracks in New Mexico and Nebraska.

Alvin was a member of Elm Flat Christian Church and served in many capacities to keep his church going. He was chairman of the church board and treasurer for many years. He drew the blueprints used to build the current church building. Alvin also served on Cleo Springs town board for many years. His horse, Old Blue, was important to him and was ridden by many nieces and nephews. Alvin's favorite job was keeping all those nieces and nephews in line.

Alvin lost his leg when he was six years old, due to an infection, and spent six months in the hospital. He started farming when he was nine, before receiving a prosthesis, and drove a team of mules pulling a ridge buster following his brother. He said, "I didn't have to work, I wanted to."

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harry, Leonard and Dan; and four sisters, Ella Frances, Zirtha, Emma and Ethlyn.

Those remaining to cherish Alvin's memory are his wife, Mattie; two brothers-in-law, Bobbie Harmon and wife Peggy and Buddie Harmon and wife Joann; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Elm Flat Christian Church for Missions, through the funeral home.

(Submitted by family)

Mattie Mae Wilcox
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Glenn

Mattie Mae Wilcox was born April 4, 1929, in Galena, Okla., the daughter of Claude Harmon and Clara Stevens Harmon and passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Enid, Okla.

She grew up in the Cleo Springs area, where she met Alvin Wilcox and they married in 1947.

Mattie enjoyed her cup of coffee in the morning, gardening, canning and playing family games with her family and friends.

Most of all was her love of quilting. As an avid quilter, she and her lady friends gathered at each otherís homes, where they had lunch and quilted. Mattie worked for the Election Board, and also loved cooking and serving at the Senior Citizenís Center in Cleo Springs.

Mattie is survived by her brothers, Bobbie Harmon and wife Peggy of Sun City, Ariz., and Buddie Harmon and wife Joann of Enid, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mattie will be greatly missed by all her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Wilcox; her parents, Claude and Clara Harmon; brothers, Alfred Harmon, Fred Harmon and two infant brothers.

Celebration service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Elm Flat Independent Christian Church, rural Cleo Springs, with Pastor Len Coulter officiating. Burial will be in Aline Star Cemetery by her beloved husband, Alvin, with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. (www.lanmanmemorials.com)

Memorials may be made to Elm Flat Independent Christian Church through the funeral home.

Submitted by family.

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