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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma

Ollie Vest Damron

© Durant Daily Democrat - December 3, 2008

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services for Ollie (Vest) Damron, 98, of Durant, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at the Four Seasons Nursing Center, Durant, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Baptist Church. Revs. Bill Ledbetter and Gerald Kelly will officiate.

Ollie was born Thursday, March 24, 1910, in Flora, Ark., to Melvin Arthur and Cora Ida (Bowren) Vest. She married Robert Guthrie Damron on Sept. 12, 1931, in Durant. She was a longtime Bryan County resident. She was active in the Pleasant Hill community over the years.

Ollie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Bobbie Gwen Clark, and 11 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter Patsy McCraw and husband Robert, Durant; sons Melvin Damron and wife Trinity, Davis, and Loren Damron and wife Pat, Kingston; granddaughters Sueanne Brower and husband Mitch, Tulsa, and Leslie Carol Burgess, Durant; grandsons Stan Keith White, Durant, Kyle Melvin Damron and wife Christy, Davis, John David Damron and wife Kristi, Cartwright, and Robert James Damron, Kingston; great-granddaughters Amber Lynn Doenges, Tulsa, Angela LeeAnn Burgess, Arlington, Texas, Courtney DeAnn Petty and husband Jessie, Durant, Brittany DeAnn White, Durant, Heather Reams and husband JW, Pauls Valley, and Chloe Damron, Cartwright; greatgrandsons Michael Alan Coday and wife Brooke, Connecticut, Daniel Lee Burgess and wife Khristy, Durant, Guthrie Damron, Ardmore, Andrew Damron, Cartwright, and Terry Leslie Burgess and wife Susana, Dallas; sister Stella Langham, Durant, and six great great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to Four Seasons Nursing Center for all of the special care that was given.

Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Durant.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Damron, John Damron, Robert Damron, Daniel Burgess, Terry Burgess, Stan White and Michael Coday.

Family hour will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at dhfh@communicomm.com.

Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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