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NHS Class of 1986 Memorial Page
 
This page is dedicated to the NHS class of 1986 alums who have passed on -- please send updates to the webmaster.
  "The clock of life is wound but once,  and no one has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour
Now is the only time you own, live, love, toil with a will
Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still."
March 17, 1984 Mike Farrell
July 21, 1984 Rick Renfro
1986 Darren Worley
1990 Eddie Coffeen
May 17, 1994 Ronald Swain
Dec 19, 1995 Cameron Wallace
April 1998 Swannie Alton
Nov 12, 2000 Ronnie Lovingood
March 31, 2006 Glenn Earl Wilson
Sep 17, 2006 John Kelly Andrews Sign John's Guestbook
Dec 10, 2006 Michael Shane Biles

The state forensic lab confirmed Tuesday that a Speake kayaker found in the Tennessee River near the Nucor Steel plant Sunday died from hypothermia, said Marine Police Officer Larry Adams.

Michael Shane Biles, 38, a welder for Byrd Maintenance Services in Decatur, took his kayak to the river Thursday night, one of the coldest days of the year. When he didn't return home Friday, Lisa Owens, who had lived with Biles for eight years, reported him missing.

According to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, temperatures plummeted Thursday and Friday night to about 15 degrees.

Limestone County Sheriff's Department officers spotted his body Sunday at about 11 a.m. Morgan County Coroner Russ Beard said Biles was wearing a camouflage vest and warm clothing. Authorities found his kayak about 150 yards away. Owens said Biles was an experienced kayaker who enjoyed going out at night to search for arrowheads.


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Jan 23, 2009 Ryan Bruce Gallaher age 40, of Aylett, suddenly departed his earthly life to be with the Lord on Jan. 23, 2009. Through God’s grace, he asked the Lord for his Salvation and gave his heart to the Lord just six weeks ago. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Kara; a son, Cooper; a daughter, Colleen; his parents, Barbara and Rex Gallaher of Seattle, Wash.; Sandy and uncle Gary Gallaher; aunt Carole; and cousins, Chad Gallaher and family, Jenelle Huber and family; his in-laws, Connie and Ed Malloy of Chincoteague, Va.; sister-in-law, Lisa Malloy of Colorado; and grandma, Freda Roberts of Pennsylvania. He was an incredibly sweet husband and a completely loving and hands-on daddy. We will miss you so very much. We love you and we’ll see you again. The family received friends Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at the Mechanicsville Christian Center, 8061 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville. Graveside services were held in Hanover Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gallaher Family Trust c/o Marks Family Dentistry, 9150 Dickey Drive, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116View Ryan's obituary.
Feb 9, 2009 Shannon Kathleen Floyd

Floyd, Shannon Kathleen 39 08/01/1969 02/09/2009 Shannon was born in Cherry Point, N.C She was business mgr for Citizens Utility Board of Oregon Shannon is survived by her deeply loved daughter, Hana Floyd-Miller; mother Annette Moss; father Jon R. Floyd; and her ex-husband and friend, Josh Miller. A memorial service has been held. Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center-Cremation.  Published in The Oregonian on 2/19/2009

 
Jan 31, 2012 Lisa Christine Clarke

CLARKE RALEIGH, NC - Lisa Christine Clarke Passed: January 31, 2012 Lisa Christine Clarke, 43, passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2012 at WakeMed Hospital. Lisa was born in Jamaica, NY, the daughter of Bonnie Lash Freeman and Keith Clarke. She was a beautiful light to all who had the opportunity to know and love her. She was the source of great joy, laughter and strength to her mother, father, sisters, grandmother, family and countless friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue, Winston Salem. The family will greet friends from 12:00 p.m. until the funeral hour. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority service will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.. Burial will follow at Baileytown Cemetery, Baileytown Church Road, Walnut Cove, NC. Friends and family who wish to share their memories of Lisa are encouraged to post their thoughts and pictures on her Facebook page or send to Clark S. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 727 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

 
June 23, 2012 Kristi Gail (Sandlin) Fitzgerald 

NORMAN — Kristi Gail (Sandlin) Fitzgerald passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Norman. Services for Kristi will be 10 a.m. today at Westside Church of Christ, with Leon Dennis and Phillip Johnson officiating. Kristi was born to Bill and Betty Sandlin on Oct. 19, 1968, in Tulsa. She attended school in Norman, graduating from Norman High School in 1986. After graduation, Kristi had a 16-year career with Tinker Federal Credit Union. Kristi was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Francis and Bonnie Rankin; and her paternal grandparents, J.M. and Buna (Becky) Sandlin. She is survived by her parents; one son, Mason and his father Michael E. Fitzgerald; and one brother, Steve and his wife Jody and their sons Jesse and Ross. Kristi was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend and will be missed by everyone who knew her. A private burial will be in Keota.

 
Sept 6, 2012 Tracie Lee (Dixon) Beck

Tracie Lee (Dixon) Beck, 44, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, from a tragic car accident in Collins County, Texas. She was born Nov. 5, 1967, in Oklahoma City to Clark and June (Chenoweth) Dixon.

 
Jan 19, 2013 Stacy Sneed Geppert

Stacy Sneed Geppert died January 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 10, 1968 to William Cecil Sneed and Nancy Virginia McCoy Sneed.

Though Stacy was born late in her parent’s child bearing years, she brought great joy and healing to her welcoming family. She grew up as the dearly loved sister of older siblings, the closest being thirteen years older than her. She learned love, patience, and compassion at an early age when her elderly Grandfather came to live with them until his death.

After High School Graduation she attended BYU, and then was called on a Spanish speaking mission to southern California. When her mission was successfully completed she returned to BYU where she met the love of her life, John Franklin Geppert. They were married on August 17, 1991 in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. To their joy, their family grew as Austin, Matthew, Victoria, Hannah, and Emma were born.

The growing family moved from Utah to Maryland in 2005, to Virginia in 2007, then back to Highland, Utah in 2011.

One of the outstanding characteristics of Stacy’s live was her ability to love and serve fully and without reservation in many callings and in other ways. She was universally loved by all.

She was preceded in death by her Father, William Cecil Sneed, and a sister, Barbara Sneed, who died before Stacy was born.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 am, in the Highland East LDS Stake Center Chapel, 4679 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah. Family and friends may call Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the same location and also Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery.

 
June 22, 2013 Joseph Benjamin Dabney

NORMAN — Joseph Benjamin Dabney, 45, was born in Norman to Clarence and Shirley Dabney on Christmas Day in 1967. Growing up in Norman, Joe could always be seen on his bike with his dog, Midnight, and a fishing pole. When he got a little older, everyone saw him on his motorcycle riding a wheelie all the way down the street. He went to school at Lincoln Elementary, Irving Junior High and Norman High School before going on to become a very skilled mechanic.

High school sweethearts, Joe married Kimberly Wells on Aug. 11, 1990, in Clarence and Shirley’s front yard. They had one child, Brandon, on June 3, 1990.

Joe loved hunting, working on and talking about hot rod cars, fishing, playing the guitar and hanging out with Brandon. Joe loved his family and was very hard working. He would drop what he was doing just to help someone in need. He will be remembered by all for his laugh and sense of humor and his overall love for life.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Don Dabney; and sister, Diana Lynn Dabney. He is survived by his son, Brandon Dabney and sister, Mickie Bolenbaugh. Joe died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Norman and Joe was laid to rest at Norman IOOF Cemetery.

 
April 8, 2015 Janice Rochelle (Blakley) Ellis

Janice Rochelle Ellis was born on November 28, 1967 in OK to Irise Frank and Wanetta Faye (Duvall) Blakley. She passed away on April 8, 2015 in OKC, OK at the age of 47. Janice graduated from Norman High School and attended SWOSU in Weatherford, OK. She married Michael David Ellis on January 1, 1987 at Oakdale Missionary Baptist Church in Lookeba, OK. She lived most of her life in the Hinton area. Janice worked for Lee Norton Insurance Agency for 15 years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, including sunflowers, bird watching, and spending time with her grandsons. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and had accepted Christ as her personal Savior. Janice was always willing to help others. Survivors Include: her husband, Michael Ellis of Hinton, OK, her children, Kayla McLemore and husband Cassidy of Gracemont, OK, and Alicia McNeill and husband Dakota of Perkins, OK, her grandchildren, Raiden and Callan McLemore, both of Gracemont, OK and one on the way, her mother, Waneta Johnson and husband James Taylor of Norman, OK, step mother, Peggy Blakley of Lookeba, OK, siblings, Judy Oehler and husband Bobby of Hinton, OK, Frank Blakley, Jr. and wife Linda of Noble, OK, and Valerie Blakley of Norman, OK, and Timmy Ferguson as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Janice was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Frank Blakley, sister, Glenda Pendergraft, nephew, Michael Keith Dillishaw, great-niece, Alyssa Jo Ellis and brother-in-law, Ron Ballard. Services: First Baptist Church, Saturday, 10AM, April 11, 2015, Hinton, OK Officiating: Rev. Keith Gillham Burial: Hinton Cemetery, Hinton, OK entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma, condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com or at our website, turnerfh.net
November 5, 2015 Twila Marshella (Longman) Morgan
  Twila Marshella Morgan, 48, Emergency Medical Technician, died Nov. 5. Memorial services were Tuesday. (John M. Ireland, Moore)
 
July 8, 2016 Alex James Folz

Alex James Folz, 48, of Dallas, Texas, passed away in his sleep, July 8, 2016, in Chicago, Ill., while on vacation with his wife.

Alex was born on February 27, 1968, in Evansville, Ind. He attended Perry Heights Grade School in Evansville, and graduated from Norman High School in Norman, Okla. He received his accounting degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was an auditor for the Louisiana Department of Revenue in Dallas, Texas. He attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Dallas and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the business fraternity, Delta Sig. He married Leslie Jo Ramsey on July 25, 2015, and she survives.

He is also survived by Leslie's four children, Sarah Oeftering of Portland, Oreg., Elizabeth Oeftering, of Columbus, Mo., Mary Kate Oeftering, of Dallas, Texas, and Peter Oeftering, of Austin, Texas; his parents, Gene and Libby Folz, of Pinckneyville, Ill.; and his three sisters, Annette (Rick) Stacy of Huntington, W. Va., Alison (Chris) Miller, of Woodstock, Ga., and Amy (Stuart) Morgenstern, of Pinckneyville, Ill.; his nephews and nieces whom he adored, Brandon, Trevor and Chandler Stacy, of Huntington, W. Va., Jonathon Folz and Angelina Miller, of Woodstock, Ga., and Trenton and Tristyn Morgenstern, of Pinckneyville, Ill.

Also surviving are his best friends, John and Lambrini Cade, of Dallas, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Alex was the grandson of the late Charles and Stella Folz, of Evansville, and the late Edward and Theresa Levina Zoglman of Jasper, Ind. He was preceded in death by his cousins, Jobe Zoglman and Brad Zoglman.

He was an avid tennis player, loved going to football games, especially the Oklahoma Sooners with his friend, Shawn Younger. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan. He and his wife, Leslie, loved traveling and being outdoors.
November 10, 2016 Scott Peace

Scott passed away from a heart attack early this morning. He was living in Sarasota, FL. Obituary forthcoming.
April 20, 2017 Kristi Lynne Winkelmann

Kristi Lynne Winkelmann, a resident of Broken Arrow, passed away April 20, 2017 at the age of 49.

She was born January 30, 1968 to Phillip Lloyd Sells and Janet Lynne (Davis) Sells in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Survivors include her daughter, Morgan Kristine Cooper; son, Ethan Tyler Winkelmann; parents, Phillip Lloyd and Janet Lynne Sells and brother, Phillip Mark Sells.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Floral Haven Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Lacey officiating.