*Rex Dunn, a Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame bullfighter, died at age 56 from cancer. The Waurika native was chosen as the PRCA Clown of the Year in 1985, and he was selected to work the National Finals Rodeo three times. Dunn was a six-time qualifier for the Bullfighting Championships. He was reserve world champion twice. After retiring from competition in 1992, Dunn held bullfighting schools and raised bulls through his company, Coyote Hills Rodeo.
*The former Margie Hunter was an award-winning basketball player in the late 1960s for McLish High School. She married, raised three children and then studied nursing at East Central University. Margie Hunter-Short spent several years as an emergency room nurse. The Ada resident died at age 60.
*Leon Thompson was a career high school coach who served in the Pleasant Grove and Sasakwa school districts. Thompson's baseball teams won 400 games, and his successful girls basketball teams led to several Little River Conference Coach of the Year awards. The 1954 Byng High School graduate was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan who always had an ear next to the radio, listening to legendary announcers Jack Buck and Harry Caray describe the action. Coach Thompson was an Ada resident at the time of death at age 76.