Lucia Melissa Gray
was born on June 13, 1924 in Lamar, Oklahoma to Luster and Stella Mae
(Liles) Keathley. She passed away in McAlester, Oklahoma on May 6, 2006
at the age of 81. She moved to Dustin with her family when she was in
the ninth grade. She stayed in Dustin schools until her graduation.
Lucia received Christ as her Savior in 1940 and was baptized into the
First Baptist Church on May 19 of that year. On January 5, 1943, she
married George Gray in Henryetta, Oklahoma. They made Dustin their
Lucia was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the FCE for
over 50 years. She was a long time member of the Dustin Baptist Church
where she had served as church treasurer and Sunday school teacher for
many years and was active in WMU's. She had also been a blessing for
many while in charge of preparing dinners for families having funerals.
Lucia and her husband owned and operated Grays Grocery from 1946 until
1999. Ms. Gray also was very proud of her service as a Hughes County
election officer for many years.
Lucia was preceded in death by her husband George, her parents and
brother, Paul Keathley. She is survived by her children: (David)
and Martha Jo "Jody" Askew of Las Vegas, Nevada; Ronald Gene Gray of
Dustin; Gary and (Sherry) Gray of Dustin; and George David and
(Katherine) Gray of Dustin; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren;
siblings, Mack and (Agnes) Keathley of Checotah; Neil and (Hermoyne)
Keathley of Oklahoma City; (Kenneth) and Marguerite Willoughby of
Oklahoma City; (Marv) and Melba Hawkins of Crescent; Len Keathley of
Newalla; Alvin Keathley of Wetumka; James and (Charlie Belle) Keathley
of Benbrook, Texas; Phillip and (Florence) Keathley of Ripon,
California; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many
Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Dustin on May 10,
2006 at 1:00 pm. Officiating: Rev. Dennis Yeubanks and Rev. Randy Zinn.
Music was presented by Phillip Keathley, Pat McKinney and Marv Hawkins.
Pallbearers: Grandsons, and Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Stokes, Phillip
Cope, Bob Brashears, Jack King, Larry Truelove, Basil Hamon, and
Interment was at the Fairview
Cemetery of Dustin, Oklahoma.
Services were directed by Williamson Funeral
Directors, Wetumka and Weleetka