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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Carla Jo Dillard

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  • Funeral services for Ms. Carla Jo Dillard, 53, of Healdton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson with the Rev. Sherry Kendrick and Jim McGaughy officiating. Interment will follow at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery of Ringling. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
    Carla was born November 14, 1959, at Albuquerque, N.M., to the late Don Dillard and Gladys Estell (Weatherford) Dillard. She departed this life Monday, April 15, 2013, at Healdton, Okla.
    Carla was raised in Albuquerque, N.M., attending school there and graduating from Manzano High School in 1977. She worked several places while in high school mostly at the Roadrunner Gift Shop in Old Town, Albuquerque.
    After graduating, she was employed at American Title Company as a Title Researcher. In 1981, Carla relocated to Wilson to be close to numerous family members where she worked at Alexander Funeral Home and several convenience stores.
    She later received certification in Home Health Services. One of her favorite memories was her trip to Spain with her grandmother, Trixie.
    Preceding her in death were father, Don Dillard, November 12, 1986; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Weatherford of Wilson, Okla.; grandmother, Trixie Cummins Beall of Albuquerque, N.M.; and grandfather, Douglas High Dillard of Ardmore, Okla.
    Survivors include her mother, Gladys Dillard of Albuquerque, N.M.; sons, Jason Scott Dillard and Jared Don Dillard; grandson, Caiden Dillard of Ardmore, Okla.; sisters, Pamela Kileen and husband, Marty of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mona Painter of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Mark Dillard of Albuquerque, N.M.; aunts, Lavada Watson of Wilson, Okla., Jessie Crowson of Wilson, Okla., Reba Mashore and husband, Jerry of Wilson, Okla., and Mary Delisle and husband, Jack of Oklahoma City, Okla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.
    Pallbearers are Jared Dillard, Mark Dillard, Gary Mashore, Steve Mashore, Scott Weatherford and Terrell D. Tucker.
    Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home in Wilson.
    Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.

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