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Funeral services for Deborah Foster, 66, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Ezell Nelson officiating.

Deborah Foster was born October 11, 1949 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the daughter of P.D. Crutchfield and Betty (Wiedenmaier) Crutchfield. She died Friday, November 20, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Debbie grew up in Chickasha and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1968. Shortly after graduation, she married John Roger Foster and from this union her son, Christopher, was born.

She owned and operated a local daycare for many years, retiring due to her health.

Debbie enjoyed working in her yard, traveling, visiting relatives, and spending time playing with her nieces and nephews. She was an active member of New Life Christian Church and loved participating in the church activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son, Christopher Foster; brothers, David Crutchfield of Chickasha and Doug Crutchfield and wife, Joy, of Eufala; nieces and nephews, Casey, Jeffrey, Christy, Craig, and Ryan; and many friends.

Services and interment in Fairlawn Cemetery are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed online at under the obituaries tab.


Graveside services for Zada (Shrader) Eakes, 90, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Chickasha, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma with Bill Dickey officiating. Zada (Shrader) Eakes was born September 23, 1925 in Ninnekah, Oklahoma to Hubert Mitchell Shrader and Bessie (Tankersley) Shrader. She died Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Zada grew up in Chickasha and in 1942, she married William Cowan and they had three daughters, Frieta, Coleta and Vonieta. In 1950, she married George Burris and had two sons and a daughter, George Hollis, Craig Anthony, and Ramona Jane. During the time she was raising her children, she studied nursing and achieved her LPN degree and went to work as a nurse. In 1971, Zada married Connie Eakes and also entered college to obtain her RN degree. After becoming an RN, she continued to work in the nursing field which she did for over 40 years. She enjoyed painting and quilting. She and her husband, Connie, ranched and worked cattle for many years. Zada was preceded in death by her husbands, George Burris and Connie Eakes and by her sons, George Hollis Burris and Craig Anthony Burris. She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Frieta and James Battistoni of Ft. Worth, Texas, Coleta and James Estep of Shady Point, Vonieta and Dan Stogner of McLoud, and Jane and Gary Patterson of Moore; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends. Services and interment in Fairlawn Cemetery are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be expressed online at under the obituaries tab.

Ferguson Funeral Home 405-224-1344


Funeral services for Charles Loyd Copeland of Tuttle, OK will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Tuttle Christian Church.

Charles Loyd Copeland was born May 19, 1928 to Hick and Myrtle (Brown) Copeland. He passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 87.

Mr. Copeland graduated from Tuttle High School and then served in the United States Army. He married Margie Lee Jeffries on November 28, 1949 in Clovis, New Mexico.

He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, he loved to eat and watching O.U. Basketball.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hick and Myrtle Copeland; a brother, Oliver Copeland; and a great grandchild, Avery Copeland.

Mr. Copeland is survived by his wife, Margie Copeland of the home

2 sons: Gary Copeland and his wife, Susy, of Oklahoma City, OK Cris Copeland and his wife, Sherry, of Blanchard, OK 3 grandchildren: Brandy Corcoran and her husband, Justin, of Oklahoma City, OK Barry Copeland and his wife, Tiffany, of Norman, OK Carmen Windrix and her husband, Casey, of Oklahoma City, OK

4 great grandchildren: Kaylee, Raleigh, Brady and Wren.

1 sister, Beatrice Morris of Yukon, OK Mother-in-law, Opal Jeffries of the home

Services are under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home, Tuttle. Online condolences may be made at

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