From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, August 19, 1987

The children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. McClain request the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of their parents and grandparents on Sunday, September 6, 1987 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Community Center in Drumright.

Mr. and Mrs. McClain were married in Tribbey, Ok. on September 5, 1937 in the home of Mrs. McClain's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Fugett.

The McClain's children are: Cletis Ann Boyer of Medford, Ok.; Clyde McClain of Rochester, Minn.; and Nelda Gains of Franktown, Colo.

Their grandchildren are: Carmen, R.M. and Rachella McClain of Rochester, Minn. and Brian, Jason and Angela Gaines of Franktown, Colo.

The McClains would like for all of their friends to help them celebrate their 50th by joining them at their reception.



From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, October 7, 1987

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. McClain were honored with a reception held at the Drumright Community Center on Sunday, September 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hosting the reception were their children and grandchildren: Cleetis & J.D. Boyers of Medford, Ok.; Clyde & Fran McClain, Carmen, R.M., and Rochella of Rochester, Minn. and Nelda & John Gaines, Brian, Jason and Angela of Franktown, Colo. In addition to the reception, the McClain's were honored by the children and grandchildren with a gift of a grandfather clock for their home.

Guests were served from a 4-tier wedding cake baked by niece, Rachella Larmon of Wanette, Ok. The cake was off-white and decorated with gold roses, leaves and bells with a gold 50th on the top. Other appointments carried out with a family cut glass punch bowl and cups. Also, nuts and gold bell mints served in gold dishes.

Off-white satin clothes were used on the cake table and the round punch table. A gold off-white silk flower arrangement made by Mrs. Larmon, two large gold candlesticks and gold tableware carried out the fiftieth colors.

Attending the guest was granddaughter, Carmen.

Prior to the recpetion, the McClain's pastor, Rev. Chris Tecmire, performed the ceremony as the honorees renewed their wedding vows. Attending the couple in the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Spence McClain (Spence had been his brother's best man fifty years ago).

The afternoon was spent visiting with friends and family members, some they hadn't seen in a long time. Roy Lee Gaines, brother of John and LeRoy Boyers, brothers of J.D., captured many memories with photographs and a video tape. Guests also enjoyed the hall showing the lives of R.M. and Lucille and their family from 1937-1987.

The McClain's received many cards, including one from President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and phone calls from those unable to attend but wanted to extend their best wishes for the couple.

Those attending the reception, sending gifts or wishes from Oklahoma: Tom & Sybil Copeland, Wayne; Kenneth & Anna Lay, Edmond; Juanita Arvil and Jim Patterson, Bill & Margaret Parker, Tecumseh; Elsie Millsop, Glenn and Edvadna Warner, Purcell; Hazel Rockett & Ruth Matts, Sapulpa; Everett & Corn Winn, Rev. George and Cleo McDow, Shawnee; Kenneth Boyer, Richard & Delores Boyer, Adeline Boyer, Bob & Bonnie Hansmer, Clyde & Stella Bullard, Medford; Lenora Gaines, Pawhuska; Roy Lee, Ann, Carrie and Carson Gaines, Bartlesville; Vance & Arlene McClain, Ponca City; LeRoy & Marlene Boyer, Audrey McClain, Rev. Bob & Maurine Ross, Oklahoma City; Lenora Thompson, Macomb; Alma Lee Nitz, Nowata; Don and Vi Fetgatter, Pauls Valley; Gay Allsion Family, Park Hill; Willis & Juanita Dale, J.D. & Mary Gold, Bryce & Dorothy Downing, Tulsa; Tracey, Caroline & Zachary Scheer, El Reno; Janie Willard, Phillip & Jill Speck, Chickasha; Rev. Jewel & Lynda Barrett & Lucille Bennett, Eufaula; Rev. & Mrs. C.A. Kinckeloe, Kingston; Ron & Jamie Fannin and Henry & Jean Smith, Lawton; Frank & Dorothy Hopper, Maysville; Wanda, Les, Mandi & Kevin Little and Eleda Black, Broken Arrow; Olidena Montgomery, Ronnie & Janie Fugett, Jane, Robert and Steven Pool, Moore; Kim & Kari Burks, Wilma & Donna Handley and Thelma Niserander, Norman; Gerald & Lorraine Lay, Clem & Josephine Hatfield, Hominy; and Rev. P.E. & Mary Tapp, Woodward.

Those attending from Cushing, Ok. were: Joe & Effie Kendrick; Tobe & Nora Bugg; Ruby Berger; Helen & Gerald Murray; Archie & Thelma King; Woodrow & Magie Stonecipher; Mr. & Mrs. Neal Budge; Keith, Sharon, Casey & Brian Cartmill; Ray & Martha Aggas; Al & Gertrude Cartmill; Wayne & Alice Cox and Willie & Kakie Prather.

Those from out-of-state include: Sue & Dixon Roseberry, Lamar, Colo.; Catherine Halford, Richardson, Tx.; Florence & Edwin Barker, Teague, Tx.; Thelma DePriest, Tallahassie, Fla.; Belva Shoemaker, Stephinville, Tx.; Esther Cox, Farmington, N.M.; Myrtle Anderson, Columbus, Oh.; Deacons of Emanuel Baptist Church, Rochester, Minn.; Ruth & Randall Bollinger, Mulvane, Ks.; Elizabeth McClain, Dallas, Tx.; Juanita & Herald Cremley, Ark City, Ks.; Robert & Gertrude Dodson, Easley, S.C.; Art & Audrey Steele, Del Plaines, Ill.; Bea Marble, Los Angeles, Ca.; Sue & Robert Harmon, Portales, N.M.; Lois & Harvey Hundnall and Delia Heath, Farwell, Tx.; Spence & Mildred McClain, Shell Knob, Mo.; Voyd & Helen Hopper, Chuck & Bernice Dayhoff, Rogers, Ark.; Dick & Dolly Tanquary; Rev. & Mrs. Seth Smiley; Dolly Pialand; Jean & Carl Duncan and Shirley Steventon, Wichita, Ks.

Those from Drumright were: Judy, Melissa, Debbie & Stephanie Cox; Billy Medley; Marie & Everett Scott; Rev. Chris & Barbara Tecmire, Craig & Matthew; Helen Bishop; Marie Johnson; Bill & Fern Stevens; Gene & Chris Smith; Mrs. Charlie Morton; Frances Rowland; Thelma Webb; Lyle Hand; Ferran & Haskell King; Jim Tumbleson; Blanche, Russell & Ronnie Rickner; Virgil & Oma Patton; Patty Hickman; Sibyl Black; Greta & Glenn Rickner; Eula & Ray Shaw; Margaret & Don Lokey; Addie Belle & John Watson; Edith Blanton; Olive Moser; Oma Tharel; Bill, Judy & Brad Hill; Mildred & Wayne Sikes; Dick & Opal Hart; James & Marie Cooper; Mrs. J.B. Estes; Garnett & Vernon Sadler; Wilma & Jack Embree; Mr. & Mrs. Randy Scott; Rea Nethercutt; Gwen Bazzell; Wilma Marshall; Jeff Hunter; Don & Louise Fritz; Doris and Harold Spencer; Rev. James & Opal Warnock; LaDonna & Lonnie Byard; Gerald & Beverly Collins; Beulah Reed; Billie Flatt; Rev. & Mrs. Bob Tupper; Nona & Lloyd Kintsel; Tom & Mary Kiser; Hayden & Kathleen Gibson; Sally Wallman; Wilma, Ben & Karen Lacy; Sue & Edgar Vice; and Rosalie & Key Lunsford.

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