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Obituary for Margie Brown

Margie Brown, of Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the age of 87. She was born on Tuesday, October 16, 1934 in Caddo, Oklahoma to Archie Arthur and Nora Bain (Winsett) Thornton.

She graduated from Caddo High School in 1953 and married Tom Brown on June 27, 1954 in Caddo, Oklahoma. She was a resident of Bryan County since 1954, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church since 1960. She loved her church and served as their treasurer for 12 years. She was also their Sunday School teacher and taught several age groups. She worked at First Texoma National Bank for many years, along with being a bookkeeper for several businesses in Durant. Later, she became a teacher’s aide for Northwest Heights elementary school.

She loved sewing and making clothing for all of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed singing in the choir and shopping for her great-grandchildren. She was an excellent seamstress and cook, and she loved cooking for her friends and family. She also loved being the family photographer and was their keeper of family history.

She was preceded in death by her parents Archie Arthur and Nora Bain (Winsett) Thornton; her husband Tom Brown; son Rex Leon Brown; brother Doyle Thornton; sister-in-law Verda Thornton.

Survivors include her daughter Yolanda Bristow and husband Brad of Durant, Oklahoma; grandchildren Holly Ann Marcy and husband John of Durant, Oklahoma, Brandy Ayriss and husband Matt of Arvada, Colorado, Jennifer Wilcox and husband Shane of Durant, Oklahoma, Scotty Sieber and wife Emily of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren Valorie Taylor of Durant, Oklahoma; Cheyenne Ayriss, Tori Ayriss, Joshlyn Ayriss, Emarie Wilcox, Ander Wilcox; brothers Alvie Thornton and wife Shirley of Durant, Oklahoma, Leonard Thornton and wife Cathy of Indianola, Oklahoma, Darell Thornton and wife Verda of Durant, Oklahoma and the rest of the Thornton clan, as well as other numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

A family visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00PM, Monday, September 19, 2022 at Gordon Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 20,2022 at Grace Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma with Pastors Anthony Williams and Shane Meshaya officiating. John Marcy, Shane Wilcox, Wendell Thornton, Zackry Thornton, Ron Blevins and Don Thorton will serve as pallbearers. Matt Ayriss and Robert Boehme will be honorary pallbearers. A graveside service will follow at the Highland Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Grace Baptist Church or Armstrong Baptist Church.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gordon Funeral Home, 221 N. 3rd, Durant, PH- 580-916-9090,