Mordell Trammel, along with thousands of “the Greatest Generation,” began his “lifetime of service” with the U.S. Army in World War II where he fought in the Battle of Okinawa and in the invasion of the Philippines. After the war, he came back to Duncan and worked at the Old Sun Ray Refinery for 32 years. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Service Award at the Association of South Central Oklahoma Government’s annual meeting.
Trammell serves as chairman of the ‘poppy board” for the American Legion. He has volunteered with Stephens County Emergency Management since 1984 and started the local emergency planning committee for Stephens County.
Trammell has served on the ASCOG Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council for over 25 years and has represented Duncan and Stephens County in the Silver-haired legislature since 1988 and is a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Silver-haired Legislature Alumni Association.
He was an ombudsman volunteer for ASCOG for eight years, ensuring the rights of residents in long-term care facilities.
He has served over 600 hours as a volunteer for the Department of Human Services in Stephens County and was named as the Outstanding Older Oklahoman of the Year by the Department of Human Services.
He says, “I’m doing as much as I can, for as many as I can, for as long as I can!”
- 6-7 Church Briefs
June brings outdoor events
School is out but there is no shortage of activities to get involved in the first month of summer.
Chisholm Trail Municipal Band to warm up for summer season
Keeping the music going for summer, the Chisholm Trail Municipal Band is looking for participants for its performance season.
- May 24 Church Briefs
Civic Capers seek memorabilia
Veterans of the popular local series of Civic Capers productions here are seeking old photos, program covers and memorabilia to create a prominent and permanent display to honor those unique performances and performers.
Harrel — McMurtrey
Jessica Diann Harrel and Matthew Alexander Nash McMurtrey will exchange wedding vows May 18, 2013, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hartshorne.
Akers — Grabman
Krystal Lyn Akers of Duncan and Stephen Philip Grabman of Fort Worth, Texas will exchange wedding vows June 8, 2013, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Duncan with Rev. David Heitner officiating.
Gauthun — 60 Years
Kenneth and Ursula Gauthun will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception 2-4:30 p.m. today, at the Canterbury Tea Room, hosted by Jackie Weber, Pat Kearby and daughter, Shirley Stinnett.
Smith — Jones
Jamie Katherine Smith of Norman and Patrick Damon Jones of Oklahoma City will exchange vows Oct. 12, 2013, at Williams Memorial Church in Bethany.
Johnson — Gannaway
Ajenda Della Johnson of Duncan and Gregory Robert Gannaway of Lafayette, La., will exchange wedding vows Aug. 10, 2013, at Mission Rose Garden in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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