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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Kemp Cemetery

Wanda Mae Shackelford

© Durant Daily Democrat - Monday, September 29, 2008

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Wanda Mae Shackelford, 84, of Achille, passed away Saturday morning Sept. 27, 2008, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mr. Jan Kelley will officiate.

Wanda was born February 28, 1924, in Dow and was the daughter of the late Otto C. and Ressie Ames Garrett. She married Otis Lee Shackelford on June, 15, 1939, and he preceded her in death on March 8, 1999. She lived in Bryan County most of her life and lived in Achille for the past 14 years. Wanda was of the Church of Christ faith. Her hobbies included fishing and talking on the CB radio, where she was known as the River Queen because of her knowledge of the Red River. She was employed with Bonham Manufacturing and Levi's for several years before her retirement.

Wanda was also preceded in death by her son Sidney Dwight Shackelford and two brothers, Otto Coleman Garrett and Kenneth Carroll Garrett.

She is survived by her son Benny Lee and Nancy Shackelford of Cartwright; daughter Lawanda Joan and Douglas Antley of Achille; seven grandchildren Kim Pierce, Carlton and Karla Shackelford, Evan Shackelford and wife Tonya, Tera and Shawn Scarbrough, Sean Antley, Kurriin and Laura Antley, and Keith and Amber Scoskie; seven great-granchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; six brothers, Vernon and Mary Garrett of Kemp, Garry and Helen Garrett and Eddie and Hazel Garrett, all of Oklahoma City, Timmy and Sonya Garrett of Durant, Nathan and Tammy Garrett of Calera and Calvin Garrett of Boley; nine sisters, Juanita Walton of Kemp, Lorretta Eyvonne West of Denison, Texas, Bobbie Jean Morton of Lewisville, Texas, Marla and Tommy Kelsey of Colbert, Teresa and Larry Scoggins of Calera, Rhonda and George Anthony of Haysville, Kan., Sondra and Freddy Yelvington of Texarkana, Texas, Ladonna Condor of Denison, Texas, and Angela Kissee of Calera; special sister-in-law Toni Garrett of Lewisville, Texas; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Cunningham Funeral Chapel in Colbert. Burial will follow in the Kemp Cemetery in Kemp.

The funeral home will be open until 7 p.m. today for visitation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert

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