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Richard “Dickie” Alvin Sullivan, 71, of Maysville died Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He was born July 6, 1939, at Elmore City to Floyd John Sullivan and Minnie Bell (Richardson) Nolatubbe. Richard grew up in Maysville, graduating in 1957. While growing up, he worked at the local barber shop shining shoes for the customers. Richard married Carmolita Jones March 2, 1958, at the First Baptist Church in Maysville. They made their home in Oklahoma City where Richard attended barber college. Richard worked as a barber for 20 years in Moore before becoming self employed as a master blade sharpener. He and his wife traveled around Oklahoma sharpening clipper blades. They moved back to Maysville 13 years ago. Richard was a member of the barber’s union. He loved traveling and riding 4-wheelers. Richard enjoyed being with his family. He was always in a good mood and everybody loved him including his sons-in-law. Richard was the greatest husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He attended the First Baptist Church and Assembly of God Church in Maysville. Richard will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. His survivors include his wife, Carmolita “Babe” Sullivan of the home; daughters, Sylina Meeks and her husband, Brent of Norman, Jaylyn Hovis and her husband, Tony of Purcell, and Kyla Sullivan of Long Beach, Calif.; sisters, Mildred Nobles of Maysville and Neacha Rankin and her husband, Bill of Maysville; grandchildren, Dustin Meeks and Stephanie Penrod, Derek Meeks and Heather Grubb, Dillon and Tina Meeks, Jordyn Hovis and Trenton Hovis; and great-grandchildren, Lanie Meeks, Taylor Meeks, Hunter Meeks, Caitlyn Meeks, Hayden Meeks, Rhyder Meeks and Greysen Hovis. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Minnie Nolatubbe. Services were Dec. 5 at the Assembly of God Church of Maysville with Rev. Billy Davenport and Rev. Bo Gibbs officiating. Burial was in the Maysville Cemetery under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.winans funeralhome.com.
Published on  December 8, 2010
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