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Joseph Alford Bell


Shawnee resident Joseph Alford Bell, 79, died Saturday, July 6, 2019. at his home.

Services were held July 11 in the chapel of Walker Funeral Service with Rev. Todd Fisher officiating. Burial followed in White Dove Cemetery, Sparks.

Joe was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Sparks, Oklahoma, to Zerietta Newnam and Joseph Denzel Bell. He was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, and married Audrey Kilpatrick. He was a sheet metal worker in the construction industry, and a member of SMART Local Union 124 for 60 years, retiring in 2001.

Joe was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Bell; his parents and his brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Bell; two daughters and a son-in-law, Joetta Belland Lori and David Campbell; grandchildren Jenea Heilaman, Miranda Taulbee, Michael and Kaitlin Campbell, and Allyson Campbell; great-grandchildren Kaitlynne Heilaman, Madison Patkowski, Braxton Hauch, Whitley Taulbee, Tinnie Taulbee and Emalie Campbell.

James Ferris Peace

James Ferris Peace, 58, of Prague, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

Jim, the son of John and Jean (Adams) Peace, was born Oct. 29, 1960, in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Norman High School, Jim joined the US Navy and spent 20 years with the Navy prior to his retirement. Upon retirement he went to work as a civil servant at Tinker.

On May 21, 2010, Jim married Sandra McLeod in Oklahoma City. Jim loved his home and riding on his tractor; he was a skilled machinist, mechanic and carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by his wife Sandra; his parents, John and Jean Peace; brother and sister-in-law Bob and Michelle Peace; son and daughter-in-law John and Nicole Peace; daughter and son-in-law Sara and Shawn Pounds; grandchildren Kaiden, Korbin and Kloey, Jordan and Cooper; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held July 12 at Walker Funeral Chapel.


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