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Edwin Long
B: 1934-09-04
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Martha Sissons
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Mildred Hart
B: 1933-10-22
D: 2017-10-09
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Sondra Alfonso
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Tia Juana Platt
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Matthew Beal
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Orlean Hunter
B: 1922-04-19
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Devonna Cervantes
B: 1956-09-05
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Donald Boswell
B: 1949-04-29
D: 2017-09-23
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Effie Gazaway
B: 1942-06-13
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Vernon Langley
B: 1922-10-06
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Ricky McDaniel
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James Phillips
B: 1944-03-15
D: 2017-09-22
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Philip Johnson
B: 1953-01-19
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Johnson, Philip
Thressal Barnes
B: 1933-12-08
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Molly Tucker
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Carl Bullington
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Johnathan Long
B: 1992-01-30
D: 2017-09-15
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Brenda Ford
B: 1955-04-04
D: 2017-09-06
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Doris West
D: 2017-08-31
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Evelyn Turnham
B: 1928-05-02
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PO Box 487
Stillwater, OK 74076
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Condolence From: Tom Hunter
Condolence: I know your hearts are breaking because of Arlis’ Homegoing. Truly, heaven’s gain is our loss. Please remember there are many friends and family who are also experiencing this pain even if on a different level. Arlis was such a unique individual he was able to touch the lives of people from many different walks of life. I pray it will ease a small portion of your pain to reflect of such contributions and investments in others.
For almost 40 years, I have treasured my friendship with this giant of a man among men. I have highly valued his opinion, his honesty, and his humor. This relationship began shortly after I became his Pastor. He demonstrated respect for my position but never put me on a pedestal. I could regularity be found in the kitchen of “RILEY’S CAFÉ” at 4:30-5 a.m. solving world problems, discussing cattle prices and good fishing holes , and drinking coffee as he introduced me to some who needed Christ and opened doors of opportunity for me. Occasionally those early morning roundtable, highly intellectual (?) forums included local and state law enforcement individuals, farmers and ranchers, and others from the Perkins community. Never many, just a very few who were trying to be men of significance. I learned to increasingly respect Arlis for his ability as a business man, cattleman, community contributor, family man and FRIEND. Without a doubt, he leaves a good testimony of life well lived. Well done, my FIEND, well done.
We will all miss him. Those who knew him best will miss him most. And that would be Linda: business partner, faithful companion, friend, confidant, the Mother of his only son – John, recipient of his most sincere and lasting love, and his one and only wife of 48 years.
Until we meet again, Tom Hunter
Thursday June 08, 2017
Condolence From: Gladys Morris / Anderson
Condolence: Dearest Linda & John,
I am so sorry to hear about Arlis passing.
I will never fort get Rileys coming in the back door smelling all the wonderful food the homemade bread, donuts, and pies they just do not making them like you all any more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Love you all.
Thursday June 08, 2017
Condolence From: Sandy Wells McCauley
Condolence: Linda:

Condolences to you and your family on the loss of Arlis. I have wonderful memories of Riley's Cafe and going there after school to wait out the time until the bus would leave for an out of town basketball game back in the 60's. When I think of Riley's Cafe, I always think of the delicious pies you served. Thanks to both of you for the many years you had a business in Perkins. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all.
Thursday June 08, 2017
Condolence From: Pastor Charley Westbrook and Darlene
Condolence: Linda,
It was so good to talk to you today. Thank you so much for calling. I still remember very vividly talking with you and Arlis in the pre-marital conciling session before I had the privilege of performing the marriage ceremony. Our prayer for you and the family is that the Lord will grant you the "peace that passes understanding" in these days. May the Lord bless you richly!
Thursday June 08, 2017
Condolence From: Connie Rose Reese
Condolence: Prayers for you all. Mr Riley was always so very kind to everyone.
Thursday June 08, 2017
Condolence From: Sue Lynn Westfall Montazeri
Condolence: Dearest Linda,
We are so very sorry to hear of Arlis's passing and send our heartfelt condolences. I have so many fond memories of dining at Riley's cafe with my family growing up. After church on Sun was always a pleasure being greeted by your infectious smile and happy outlook! I remember my Dad, Russell always joking with you, something he always looked forward to. A delicious lunch finished by the best pie in town! I also miss Arlis's cousin Clifford, he was like an Uncle to me and treated me like a Princess. So many wonderful times to remember and very much miss. We were all so very blessed to grow up and live in our own version of Mayberry! May he rest in peace.........Love and Hugs, Sue Lynn Westfall
Thursday June 08, 2017

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