Living in today's 24-hour news cycle, where disaster strikes and lives are lost daily, human nature dictates that it's sometimes easier to view the victims in terms of statistics. But for those who knew them, the eight souls lost Tuesday night when a deadly tornado struck the Lone Grove/Ardmore area were much more than statistics. Each of the victims had individual passions and quirks that made them unique. Each had a family that loved them and now misses them dearly. And each of them had a story. Susan Gail Fambrough Age: 54 Residence: Lone Grove Occupation: Homemaker Story: “Gail” was known as a caring, independent woman who spent 15 years lovingly raising dogs. She adored her three daughters and five grandchildren and liked to entertain. When the tornado hit, she and her daughter, Kaylee, 13, were holding hands. Stephen McCord found the remains of his mother- and father-in-law 30 feet apart in a field of debris. Kaylee landed 300 feet from their trailer home, but survived with minor cuts and scratches. A trust fund has been established in her name at the First National Bank and Trust in Ardmore. “They didn't care about worldly possessions and stuff,” said Danna McCord, Gail's oldest daughter. “That wasn't important to them.” Funeral Services: Today at 2 p.m. at Faith Southern Baptist Church in Ardmore. William Vincent Fambrough Age: 48 Residence: Lone Grove Occupation: Mechanic Story: “Vince” spent six weeks in a coma in the aftermath of an automobile accident and never fully recovered from his injuries, said Danna McCord, his stepdaughter. Loved ones remember Vince for his ability to disarm strangers with his humor and wit. He loved people. Vince and his wife, Gail, were planning to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary today. Funeral Services: Today at 2 p.m. at Faith Southern Baptist Church in Ardmore. Trevor William Kelii Morgan Age: 30 Residence: Lone Grove Occupation: Fork lift driver Story: Born in Hawaii, Trevor was given the Hawaiian name of Kelii. He lived most of his life in Oklahoma and worked as a forklift driver at the Dollar General Store distribution plant in Ardmore. Trevor graduated in 1996 from Lone Grove High School, where he played the tuba. He loved music and had an affinity for Elvis classics. Trevor lived with his friend, Jeremy Shorter, in a trailer home north of Lone Grove. Shorter and his girlfriend survived the tornado, which demolished their trailer. “He was always concerned about others — always,” said Melva Morgan, Trevor's 83-year-old grandmother from Healdton. “We sure are going to miss him.” Funeral Services: Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Healdton William Clinton Wheat Sr. Age: 78 Residence: Lone Grove Occupation: Retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant and tire factory worker Story: Retired from the military in 1970 after 22 years, including tours in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany. “Bill” worked another 22 years for the Uniroyal tire factory in Ardmore. He loved to travel across the country, often stopping to collect antique barbed wire. He was an avid University of Oklahoma football fan and hunter who loved to fish on Lake Texoma for catfish. He was living in a rural brick home with his son, William Wheat Jr. and his daughter-in-law, Judy. The younger Wheat was critically injured when the tornado wiped their home to the slab, said Wheat Sr.'s daughter, Rhonda Wheat of Ward, Ark. “In later years, he enjoyed sitting out and watching birds,” Rhonda Wheat said. “He had hummingbird feeders all over the place.” Funeral Services: Monday at Trinity Baptist Church in Ardmore Donna Lee McGarvey Age: 54 Residence: Lone Grove Occupation: Retired from pharmaceutical company Story: Everyone called her “Granny” despite her relatively young age, said her friend Steve Sparks of Ardmore. Donna, a Rapid City, S.D., native, was known for being generous to a fault and regularly cared for the homeless and needy. At the time of her death, Donna served as a “mother figure” for two adult roommates she housed. Both roommates are hospitalized at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore. “A wonderful lady – always smiling,” Sparks said. “She was just a fabulous woman.” Funeral Services: Monday at 6 p.m. at Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel in Ardmore Gary Vaughn Boyd Jr. Age: 39 Residence: Jones Occupation: Truck driver Story: Boyd never liked stationary jobs, his stepfather Bob McCord said. He liked moving. So driving a truck was what he did. Boyd was driving the same route he had taken for two years, delivering USA Today between Dallas and Oklahoma City. Tuesday night, he was on I-35 in Ardmore when the tornado swooped down. “It came on him so suddenly he was not able to do anything,” McCord said. “The truck was tossed around.” It's unknown if he had stopped or was trying to pull over, but he died of a head injury, McCord said. Boyd graduated from high school at Moss, said McCord, who lives in Lamar. “He was a good kid. He loved sports, playing pool and he had a good driving record,” McCord said. Boyd lived in Jones with his father and a sister, McCord said. Funeral Services: Held Friday, in Holdenville. Molly Cheryl Hutchinson Age: 53 Residence: Lone Grove Occupation: Assistant convenience store manager Story: Molly was the proud mother of a son — Michael Duggan of Tennessee — and two beloved grandchildren, said her mother, Bobby Richardson of Ardmore. Molly always provided a smile for friends and strangers alike, and never let chronic pain from an automobile accident prevent her from a joyous life. She often spent days off eating lunch with her mother or visiting with elders at her mother's senior citizen's complex. Molly worked the graveyard shift at a truck stop along Interstate 35 in Springer, where she was well-known and liked by regular customers. Molly was sleeping Tuesday before her midnight shift when her husband, Emmett, awoke her with news of a tornado warning. “That's when everything just blew up,” Richardson said. “And that's all he'll tell me ... You know she always dreamed of being a nurse. I think that's why she loved coming here. She just loved seniors, and taking care of people.” Funeral Services: Today at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Ardmore Timothy David Nevill Age: 36 Residence: Lone Grove Occupation: U.S. Postal carrier Story: Tim dreamed of one day farming his family's small acreage in Lone Grove, and was looking forward to clearing the land Wednesday morning. Family members said Tim loved to work with his hands and was a master at raising beautiful roses. He loved animals, often sheltered strays, and even domesticated a pig that would follow him around the property like a dog. Nevill enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001 and was later honorably discharged after an injury. He was living in a trailer home Tuesday with his mother and father — Mary and Earnest Nevill. When Earnest was blown through the door by the high winds, Tim ran down the hall to call 911. That was the last anyone saw him alive. “I kept yelling his name, but he never answered,” Mary Nevill said. “Tim was a good father and a hard worker,” said Mark Nevill, Tim's brother. Funeral Services: Graveside today at 2 p.m. Overbrook Cemetery in McAlester. Contributing: Staff writers Nolan Clay and Robert Medley and The Associated Press
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