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In Loving Memory Of Billy Joe Williams

Billy Joe Williams was born December 7, 1953, in Tulsa, Ok. to Addie Lee Williams (Marks) and Billy E. Williams, the second of five children blessed to this union. He was born and raised in the church and attended First Baptist Church, North Tulsa until his graduation.

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Senator Roger Lynn Thompson

Roger Lynn Thompson (born c. 1957) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing the 8th district. He was initially elected in November 2014. He is the president of the News Leader Company, Inc., which owns the Okemah News Leader, in Okemah, Oklahoma. Thompson ran for re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate to represent District 8. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018. His current term ends on January 9, 2023.

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Black History, Oklahoma’s Stories

Bruce Fisher on preserving and sharing perspective on the past.

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J.C. Watts, Jr.

J.C. Watts, Jr., graduated high school in Eufaula, Oklahoma in 1976 and signed with the University of Oklahoma as a student athlete and started as quarterback for the Sooners in the 1979-80 seasons.

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David B. Lewis

David Lewis is the first African American to serve on the Criminal Court of Appeals in Oklahoma. Born to Sylvia Lewis on April 30, 1958, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, he graduated from Ardmore High School in 1976. He got a bachelor’s degree in business economics at the University of Oklahoma in 1980. In May 1983, he graduated from University of Oklahoma Law school.

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The Year was 1952

“A man who uses his nerve is more apt to come back than the man who loses it,” says James M. Carter of Wetumka.

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AMERICAN LEGION THANK YOU

The American Legion would like to thank those who have donated to the Building Fund.

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