CHARLES W. HARGRAVE, 64, was born Aug. 8, 1922,
and died in July, 1987, while living at Madill, OK.
He was in the Ranger High School Class of 1940 at
Ranger, TX. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. E.L.
Hargrave of Ranger. He entered military service
during WWII in the U.S. Navy & underwent training
at the U.S. Naval Training School at San Diego
and at Bainbridge, MD. He was a graduate of
Ranger Jr. College and before entering the service,
he was employed by the Army Wood Production Shop
in Ranger. He was a licensed Baptist minister and
had filled Ranger churches on several occasions.
WIFE: RUBY JEANETTE SLAYTON HARGRAVE, 87, of
Madill, OK passed away Aug. 13, 2014, with interment
at the Woodberry-Forest Cemetery in Madill, OK.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1926 in Laurel, MS to
the late Thomas Coleman Slayton and Lucy Arbadella
Price Slayton. She played on the banks of the Gulf
while attending school in Pass Christian. Ruby
married Charlie Williamson Hargrave (RHS-1940) in
April of 1945 in Ranger, TX. He preceded her in death
in 1987. She was a pastorís wife first and foremost,
a leader in WMU (Womenís Missionary Union) in almost
every church they pastored, Sunday School teacher,
nursery worker, shoulder to cry on, negotiator during
conflicts, and had a beautiful soprano voice that
sang praises to the Lord straight from her heart.
She loved going to the Baptist assembly grounds in
Glorietta, New Mexico with Charlie. She witnessed
for the Lord and was a Prayer Warrior extraordinaire.
She supported several military charities and the
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews.
At the time of her death, she was survived by children:
Wallace Wyanl Hargrave, Terrace, B.C. Canada, Thomas
Lister Hargrave and wife Jeri Lea, Atoka, OK, Marsha
Charleen Hill and husband Jerry Lee, Kingston, OK, &
Evelyn Lou Hargrave, Tulsa, OK; 8 grandchildren:
Zachary Brown, James Hendricks, Maj. Beau Hendricks,
David Hill, Crystal Beck, Sarah Smead, A.T. Hargrave
and Rebekah Kraft; 12 great-grandchildren: Jordan
Hendricks, Rylee Hendricks, Hunter Beck, Aaron Beck,
Colt Beck, Ethan Hendricks, Inman Hendricks, Michael
Smead, Kallie Smead, Isaac Smead, Judah Hargrave
and Millie Hargrave; and a sister: Evelyn Lucille
Aebel, Troy, IL.