Adda Fay (Harrelson) Fogle a lifelong resident of Bennington, Oklahoma was born in Bennington on September 21, 1926 to James Monroe and Mabel (Williams) Harrelson. She passed from this life in Durant, Oklahoma on February 2, 2014 at the age of 87 years 5 months and 11days.
Adda Fay graduated from Bennington High School and cherished the lifelong friendships she had with her classmates. She made sure everyone received a birthday card every year. Adda Fay attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and then she began teaching grades 1-8 in a little one room schoolhouse in the community of Jackson.
Adda Fay loved to cook for her family with goodness straight from the family garden and welcomed anyone dropping in to sit at her table. She loved spending her free time outside working in the garden and with her many plants and flowers. She spent numerous hours tending to her beloved chickens and delighted in the grandchildren feeding, gathering eggs and trying to catch them. She had a passion for quilting and always had one in the works. Adda Fay made sure all her family members had numerous quilts with her special signature and date sewn into each one. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren all were taught to thread a needle and loved to practice their skills with Nannie. She loved to watch them learn. She was known far and wide as the "quilt lady."
She married E. D. (Don) Fogle on May 23, 1947. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage traveling to many states as work required, growing beautiful gardens, tending their chickens, loving and watching their family grow. They had 4 children, Lonnie Franklin Fogle, Janie (Fogle) Dobbs of Bennington, Donna (Fogle) Williams and E. A. (Alan) Fogle of Bennington. Five grandchildren, Kimberly Stafford and husband Kyle of Calera, Brett Dobbs of Bennington, Christopher Fogle of Bennington, Chandra Shelby and husband Stephen of Paris, Texas and Wesley Fogle and wife Natalie of San Angelo, Texas. Six great grandchildren, Miranda Reid and Emma Stafford of Calera, C. L. Fogle of San Angelo, Texas, Jalen Scott, Kyler Scott and Caleb Shelby of Paris, Texas.
Adda Fay was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Roe and Mabel Harrelson; brother, Kenneth Harrelson; sister, Hazel Sutton; son, Lonnie Fogle, daughter, Donna Williams and infant grandson, Jonathan Keith Williams.
She is survived by her husband, Don of Bennington, Oklahoma; daughter, Janie Dobbs and husband Jarvis of Bennington; son, Alan of Bennington, Oklahoma; son in law, Keith Williams of Poteau, Oklahoma; step brother, Donald Ray Smith of Plano, Texas.
The family has respectfully requested that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Jackson Cemetery Fund, 250 Shady Grove Rd., Bennington, Oklahoma
A Funeral Service in honor of her memory will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM, at the Holmes Coffey Murray Chapel 121 N. 5th, Durant, Oklahoma with Bro. Charles Williams officiating, services will conclude at the chapel.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com. Services are under the direction of holmes-coffey-murray funeral home, durant, oklahoma.