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Johnna "Snooky" Faye Pharaoh

October 24, 1931 — December 29, 2022

Johnna Faye “Snooky” Pharaoh of Maysville was born on October 24, 1931, in Maysville, Oklahoma to William A. and Dexter Pearl (Davis) Balentine. She passed from this life on Thursday, December 29, 2022, in her home at the age of 91 years.

Snooky was a lifetime resident of the Maysville area. She attended Maysville Schools. While in school, she acquired a love for music. She even once recorded a record. On April 29, 1949, Snooky married her best friend, Bobby “Bob” Pharaoh in Gainesville, Texas. She was a woman who loved God, her family, and friends. She was truly a jack of all trades. She could be found in a field or in the dairy barn, or teaching Sunday School to generations of children. Snooky loved ceramics, painting with friends and sisters and cooking amazing meals. She loved spending time with her family and was the matriarch who kept the family together. Snooky was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maysville where you could find her on most Sundays sitting in her back row pew.

Survivors include Daughters Charlotte Mettry and husband Mark of Chickasha, and Michele Murray and husband Carl of Maysville.
Brother: Jerry Balentine and wife Margie of Oklahoma City
Grandchildren: Amber Owen and husband Jon; Matthew Mettry and wife Maranda; Severin Murray and wife Haly; Megan Mettry and husband Shawn; Kelsie McMahan, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great Grandchild.

Johnna Faye, “Snooky” was preceded in death by her parents William A. and Dexter Pearl, husband Bob, an infant son, brother C.O. Balentine, and sisters, Charlene Walker, and Linda Madden.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at the First Baptist Church, Maysville with Bro. Brent Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, OK under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at


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