No services scheduled for Mary Lou Charles, 73, who passed away on July 24, 2013, in the local hospital.

The daughter of Cecil Herrin and Lilon (Perkins) Herrin, Mary was born on September 12, 1939, in Ringling. She grew up and attended school in Lone Grove.

She and Harold Charles were married on June 12, 2003, in Ardmore.

A resident of Lone Grove for the past 10 years, Mary had previously lived in Marietta and also Houston. While living in Houston, Mary operated a catering truck and was a beautician. She also had worked as a substitute mail carrier on highway HC75 south of Wilson. Mary enjoyed antiques, attending both garage sales and estate sales. She had a gift for fixing up old things. Mary was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Charles of the home; daughter Rondally Blodgett of Ringling; daughter Lisa Francis of Bartlesville; son C.J. McElfresh Jr. of Rosharon, Texas; brother Doyle Whitener of Ardmore; brother Donnie Whitener of Pearland, Texas; brother C.J. Herrin of Plano, Texas; and sister Sharon Parson of Ardmore; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Gerald Whitener; sister Deloris Ashley Smith; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be made online to the family at

Services are under the direction of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory.