The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

October 17, 2013

James Kenneth Brown

NORMAN — James Kenneth Brown, 53, was born to Kenneth and Helen (Testerman) Brown on June 16, 1960, in Norman. He departed this life Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home in Norman.

James was a lifetime resident of Cleveland County. He grew up in Noble and graduated with the class of 1978. He was a member of the Noble High School Band and played the trumpet.

In 1978, he enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard. While still active in the military, he gave 35 years of service to his country and had achieved the rank of chief master sergeant. James received the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Commendation Medal, the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon/Rifle and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those who survive him include his sister, Shawn Brown of Lone Grove; his companion, Tanya Doran of Yukon; two nieces, Robyn Rudd and Douglas Dowling of Norman and Jori Bell of Columbus, Ga.; one nephew, William Rudd of Crescent; one great nephew, Noah Bell; best friends Dana Senne of Noble and Tony Tate of Jones; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Noble Assembly of God Church.

Interment will be at Noble IOOF Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements are by McMahans Funeral Home.

Norman Transcript, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Sheila Kay King

    Sheila Kay King, 57, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home in Crowley, Texas. She was born May 12, 1957, at Ft. Sill, to Matthew and Doris King, of Lawton. Sheila graduated from Snyder High School in 1975. She attended Cameron ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 31, 2014

  • Louis Edward ‘Tex’ Raymond Jr.

    Louis Edward “Tex” Raymond Jr., 90, of Norman, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014. Tex was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Wichita, Kan., to Louis Edward Raymond Sr. and Nellie Elizabeth Duncan....

    July 30, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 30, 2014

  • John Joseph Giudice Jr.

    John Joseph Giudice Jr., of Norman, a fisheries biologist whose pioneering research paved the way for commercial fish farming in the United States, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was 93....

    July 30, 2014

  • Arley Jay Newton

    Arley Jay Newton died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Tulsa. Arley was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Tulsa, to parents John Newton and Marianna (Pyatt) Newton....

    July 29, 2014

  • Jo Ann Oberst

    Jo Ann Oberst, 80, of Norman, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Norman. She was born April 13, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Albert Siddens and Mary (Mollman) Siddens Manley. She retired from the University of Oklahoma in 1995....

    July 29, 2014

  • Elizabeth Mary Waters

    Services for Elizabeth Mary Waters, 92, Norman, who died Friday, July 25, of natural causes, will be10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Robinson Street Baptist Church, 801 E. Robinson. Bill Blair will officiate. Viewing will be Monday, July 28, 8 ...

    July 27, 2014

  • James Francis Fynmore

    James Francis Fynmore, III, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 22, 2014....

    July 27, 2014

  • Thomas ‘Tom’ Chambers

    Although Tom was christened Thomas Previglian, he took his step-father’s name of Chambers as it was easier to spell when he entered grade school. Born in Olean, New York, on March 11, 1943, he transitioned into his new life on July 25, ...

    July 27, 2014