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Lone Grove: The Victims

Oklahoman Modified: February 15, 2009 at 9:23 am •  Published: February 15, 2009
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Trevor William Kelii Morgan
Age: 30

Residence: Lone Grove

Occupation: Forklift 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.

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.

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.

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. Boyd graduated from high school at Moss, said McCord, who lives in Lamar. Boyd lived in Jones with his father and a sister, McCord said.

Funeral Services: Held Friday in Holdenville.

Staff Writers Ron Jackson, Nolan Clay and Robert Medley and The Associated Press



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