Service for Margie Lance will be 1 p.m. today at Crossway First Baptist Church in Sulphur with the Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating. In­terment will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery.

Margie was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Sulphur, to the late Grady and Maude (Epps) Allen. She died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Ardmore, at the age of 78 years 11 months and 15 days. Margie and James Douglas “Jim” Lance were married on Oct. 23, 1955, in Gainesville, Texas.

Margie was a 1952 graduate of Sulphur High School. She spent her ca­reer working as a legal sec­retary. She worked 18 years in the District Attorney’s Office for Murray County before transferring into the Murray County Court C lerk’s Office where she retired after 12 years of service as Deputy Court Clerk. In her spare time, Margie enjoyed being out­doors in the sun, listening to music and dancing. Her favorite dance was the “Jit­terbug” of which she mas­tered. She was a member of the Crossway First Bap­tist Church of Sulphur.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; son, James Lance; daughter, Kelly Lance, all of Sulphur; granddaughter, Kylie Eliz­abeth Lance of Brandon, Fla.; as well as, numer­ous, nieces, nephew and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and two sisters, Pauline Hill and Jean Britton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Frank Lance, Lance Timothy Lance, Butch Hill, Chad Hill, Glenn Ray Lance and Bill Lance Jr. Honorary bear­ers will be Dorothy Lasen­berry, Tim Colbert, David Pittman, Jim Britt and Fob Jones.

Condolences may be offered at: halesfuneral­

Services entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur, Oklahoma.