Memorial services for A.R. Maytubby Jr., age 83, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Rose Hill Church of Christ, 1212 SW Tennessee, in Lawton, with Brother John C. Brown and Bro. Clemmie R. Smith officiating.


Memorial services for A.R. Maytubby Jr., age 83, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Rose Hill Church of Christ, 1212 SW Tennessee, in Lawton, with Brother John C. Brown and Bro. Clemmie R. Smith officiating.

 

Brother A.R. Maytubby Jr., died Friday, February 18, 2011, in Wichita Falls, Texas. A private family burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha under the direction of Jefferson Funeral Home, Inc., in Lawton.

 

He was born October 11, 1927, to Aurleous Maytubby and Nellie (Willard) Maytubby. Early in life, he was baptized into the Church of Christ in Chickasha. He was an exceptional teacher of God’s Word and was known as the “Singing Preacher”. He used his time widely in service for the Lord and humanity. He was constant in travel to sister congregations and preached over 50 plus years in the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Texas. In Arkansas, he served as the president of PTA of Sullivan School; and was president of the NAACP in Morrilton. In 1980, he was hired by brethren of 1st & Euclid Church of Christ in Lawton, when plans were drawn for building a new location. He led traveling extensively and the collection of financial support. On November 7, 1982, the Church of Christ broke ground at 1212 Tennessee; and by ground-breaking, the Rose Hill congregation had donations totaling $95,186.36. Total cost of erecting the new building was a little over $150,000. A final donation was paid and Rose Hill Church of Christ was established and “paid-in-full” under his tenure.

 

He was married to Flora (Britton) Maytubby for 53 years. She preceded him in death.

 

Survivors include: five children, Aurelia (John) Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas, Van Maytubby of Chickasha, Paula Holloway, Beppie Jones and Arthur Maytubby, all of Atlanta, Ga.; three siblings, MT Maytubby and Ocelee Givens, both of Chickasha and Dr. Willard Maytubby of St. Louis, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of cousins, nephews and nieces; three sisters-in-law, Dora Thomas, Dorothy Lee and Doris Maytubby; and other relatives and friends.

 

Along with his wife, his parents, and one sister, Erma Jean James, preceded him in death.