DEATHS

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

Robert Lloyd Cox, 47

Born June 23, 1972

Died May 17, 2020

Leon Gilyard, 77

Born February 8, 1943

Died May 16, 2020

Earnest L. Edwards, Sr., 81

Born February 8, 1939

Died May 16, 2020

Rhunella Lillian Bailey, 83

Born August 9, 1936

Died May 16, 2020

Reverend Dr. Ray K. Gaines, 81

Born July 29, 1938

Died May 12, 2020

Hoy Gene Parson, 78

Born October 15, 1941

Died May 11, 2020

Louise Ward, 91

Born August 25, 1928

Died May 11, 2020

Anna Belle Perry, 82

Born August 16, 1937

Died May 11, 2020

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Friday, May 15, 2020, 7:12 AM

The Department of Public Safety is resuming drive tests and relaxing some other restrictions on the process of acquiring a driver license as Governor Kevin Stitt begins phase two of the state’s reopening.

Beginning today DPS will allow walk-ins at all offices for driver license and/or Oklahoma identification card processing. DPS has been operating on an appointment-only basis since offices opened to the public on May 1. Social distancing guidelines will continue to be enforced and citizens visiting our offices will still be required to wear a face covering and have their temperature taken before entering the building.

Also beginning May 15, DPS will resume all drive tests for Class D licenses as well as Commercial Driver Licenses These will be by appointment only and vehicles used for the drive test will have to be disinfected by the applicant. The applicant will also be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose. Appointments can be made by visiting ok.gov/dps and clicking on “Online Services.”

DPS is continuing to waive school enrollment verification and documentation of reading proficiency (the eighth-grade English language arts assessment) for those under 18 years of age. The reading proficiency requirement is permanently waived for all students who are eighth-graders during the 2019-2020 school year. All extended expiration dates of Class D driver licenses, state-issued identification cards, handicap parking placards, CDLs and Commercial Learner Permits (CLPs) will be considered expired after June 30, 2020.

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