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Ethel Hunnicutt Prater Adcock

August 31, 1912 — January 6, 2017

Ethel Hunnicutt Prater Adcock, 104, of Canadian, died Friday, January 6, 2017 in Canadian. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Miami Cemetery in Miami with Rev. Sydne Allen, co-pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Canadian, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. Mrs. Adcock was born August 31, 1912 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Ned B. & Mary Allice Basham Hunnicutt. She attended country schools in the Anadarko area and was graduated from Apache High School, Apache, Oklahoma in 1932. Ethel attended Anadarko Business College. She married Lawrence Prater on March 26, 1938 in Wheeler County. In the early years, Lawrence traveled for work and Ethel worked the cattle and farm. They came to Canadian from Chickasha, Ok in 1939, and Lawrence preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1956. Ethel married Ross Adcock in Wellington on Sept. 19, 1959, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1978. Mrs. Adcock worked for the US Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service as a clerk for 18 years. She said she saved those farmers a lot of money over the years. Ethel was a member of Sage Brush Painters and was well known for her love of painting, gardening and loved trading irises with her friends. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Apache, Oklahoma. While living in Canadian, she attended the Church of Christ with her family. Ethel was proud to be from Oklahoma and was known for her independence; she was able to stay in her home until she went into Hospice. She recently told family members “she didn’t get to be 104 by listening to anybody.” Mrs. Adcock was also preceded in death by brothers Paul and Jack Hunnicutt and sisters Ruth Marks and Metra Chilton. Survivors include a son, Wyman Prater and wife Kelly of Canadian; a daughter, Darla Jean Prater Stimson and husband Stan of Miami, Florida; a brother, Gene Hunnicutt of Rantoul, Illinois; 6 grandchildren: Andy Richardson, Shannon Prater, Kyle Prater, Gary Prater, Jennifer Mills and husband Luke, Heath Prater and wife Nikki; and 9 great grandchildren: Kayla Prater, Evan Prater, Bailey Prater, Tanner Schafer, MadiCinn Prater, Tripp Mills, Sophia Mills, Blaze Mills and Hank Prater. Memorials may be given to Canadian River Art Center, 312 Main, Canadian, TX 79014 or Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th, Canadian, TX 79014.
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