11-16

Howard Adams

Mr. Howard E. Adams, 59, of Seminole, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital of cancer, a short-known illness to him and his family.

As a young man, he entered the Army and served for 16 years during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.

After basic training he was sent to Germany. It was there that he met his lovely wife, Rosemarie Bertsch.

They have been married for 37 years.

Howard was born in Webster County, W.Va. on Jan. 2, 1940.

He is the son of the late Ralph "Sox" Adams and Phelma (Blake) Adams.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ralph, and an infant brother, Paul Leroy.

Mr. Adams worked overseas for Haliburton Oilfield Services doing offshore drilling.

He went to work for them in 1974 after his military service.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ralph Adams, Seminole, and Billy and Sophia Adams, Seminole; one daughter, Petra Thurman, Hot Springs, Ark.; one granddaughter, Taylor Jo Adams; one grandson, Joshua Briley; three stepgrandsons, Chase, Dillon and Dakota; one brother, Edgel Adams and his wife, Dora Jean, of Cowen, W.Va.; four sisters, Margie and her husband, Howard Barry, Tulsa, June and her husband, Jack Whitney, Cottageville, W.Va., Ruth Gibbs, Camden-on-Gauley, W.Va., and Irene and her husband, Otis Addington, Cottle, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee.

Pauline Adams

Graveside services for Maud resident Pauline Geneva Adams, 70, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate at the services. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Konawa.

Adams died Tuesday, July 13, 1999.

She was born Aug. 28, 1928 in Heavener to Emma Marie and Walker Bolton.

A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Maud for the past 20 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Sharp, Wynnewood, and Linda Morrison, Seminole; one son, Jimmy Adams, Maud; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

12-1

Neil Addington

Graveside services for Konawa resident Neil Sterling Addington, 57, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Addington died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 7, 1942 in Konawa to Viola and James Addington.

A veteran, he had served with the United States Army.

He had been a Konawa resident since 1970.

Addington married Edith Vivian McGill on June 11, 1971 in Gainesville, Texas. She survives him of the home.

Addington was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Other survivors include one daughter, Linda Burke, Woodward; one stepdaughter, Kathy Landrum, Tahlequah; one stepson, Dean Kelly, Konawa; three sisters, Marie Farris, Boise City, Stella Peoples, Konawa and Linda Arnold, South Carolina; and seven grandchildren.

 

9-22

Olan Allen

Funeral services for native Wewokan Olan Woodrow Allen, 84, were held today at Oakwood Cemetery.

Minister Doris Weisser officiated at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel in Shawnee.

Allen died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 at his home in Shawnee.

He was born Sept. 22, 1914 in Wewoka to Uriah Soloman and Lena (Ladd) Allen.

A veteran, he served in the US Army 160th Field Artillery during World War II, and received three bronze service stars.

Allen attended Wewoka Schools, and worked as an electrician at Tinker Air Force Base before retiring in 1974.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Allen was married to Ruth Marie Allen, who survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.

Other survivors include three sons, Olan Allen Jr., Santa Clara, Calif., Johnnie David Allen, Overland Park, Kan., and Denver Jay Allen, Shawnee; two daughters, Sherrie Smith, Renton, Wash., and Kathryn Kay Sheesley, Moore; three sisters, Ruby Sharum, Orange, Calif., Wilma Neal, Wewoka, and Alice Carter, Eugene, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 9, 1999

 

Velva Allred

Velva Young Allred, 83 year-old Seminole resident, died June 17 in her home.

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church of Calvin under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. David McDougal and Rev. Jim Lawrence officiated. Burial was in Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Allred was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Seymore, Texas, to Rosie Lee (DeShaz) and Albert Clayton Young.

She was raised in the Calvin area and attended Gerty Schools, where she graduated in 1933.

She lived in Oklahoma City, and later Atwood, before moving to Seminole in 1994.

Allred was a Freewill Baptist.

She married Gene Allred on Oct. 3, 1942, in El Reno. He survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Stanley Allred, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Gail Rooms, Seminole; one brother, Oscar Lee Young, Earlsboro; three sisters, Gertrude Nose, Odessa, Texas, Juanita Bolinger and Wanda Parks, both of Atwood; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, A.C. Young; and one sister, Lillie Helbert.

4-23

Darryl Alsip

Graveside services for Maud graduate Darryl Ray Alsip, 39, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Romulus Cemetery in Romulus.

Billy Merritt will officiated at the service. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Alsip died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 in Shawnee.

He was born Aug. 4, 1959 in Shawnee to Bob and Cora Alsip.

He attended school at Maud, then at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

Alsip was an appliance repairman for A&A Appliances.

He was preceded in death by his mother; grandmothers Della Stewart and Estelle Alsip; and grandfather Jim Corbett Alsip.

Survivors include two daughters, Renea Williamson and Karlotta Alsip, both of Seminole; one son, Joshua Alsip, Seminole; his father, of Shawnee; four sisters, Sharon Miller, Tecumseh, Lynn Alsip, Earlsboro, Darla Robbins, Shawnee, and Marlene Haynes, Ada; grandfather, Floyd Harjo, Wewoka; and one grandson.

12-10

Lee Ames

Lee R. Ames, beloved husband, father, grandfather and son, died Dec. 8, 1999 at home at the age of 58.

He was born June 29, 1941. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Mae Faris Ames; daughters, Jennifer Mae Ames McAnulty and husband, Thomas Neal, and Melissa Mae Ames Shannon.

He was the grandfather of Leisa Mae, Christopher Robert and Cody Ellis Ames Shannon and future son-in-law, Gregory Winston Barton.

Ames is also survived by his mother, Mary L. Ames of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his father, Virl Ames.

Ames graduated from Capitol Hill High School and attended the University of Oklahoma.

He was a typesetter and graphic artist for 30 years, retiring from the Journal Record Publishing Co. and was owner of Alphasource, Inc., from 1979 to 1991.

Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at Guardian Midtown Funeral Home Chapel, Oklahoma City.

4-21-99

Samuel Anders

Funeral services for Konawa resident Samuel Albert Anders, 84, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Virgil Romine will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Anders died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Konawa.

He was born Dec. 31, 1914 in Vamoosa to Margaret Virginia and Lafayette Anders.

An oilfield worker, Anders lived in the Konawa area all of his life, and was a member of the Church of Christ of Sasakwa.

He married Madge Anders in Ada on Sept. 15, 1947. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include Emily Loden, California, Marina Sue White, Shawnee and Carman Jane Green, Vamoosa; one son, Ulyesses Sammy Anders, of the home; one brother, Warren Anders, Chickasha; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The pallbearers are listed as family members.

6-16

Donna Anderson

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Donna Mae (Potter) Anderson, 93, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Bob Birdwell and Dr. Monty Campbell will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Visitation is set for today at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Anderson died Sunday, June 13, 1999 in Clinton, Mo.

She was born Feb. 22, 1906 near Downing, Texas to Charlcie Elizabeth and Robert R. Potter.

Anderson moved to Sasakwa with her family in 1913, and attended rural schools there.

She later attended high school in Holdenville. She was baptized at age 13, and attended Lone Dove Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Later Anderson became a member of Trinity Baptist Church, were she stayed for 34 years.

She worked as a supervisor of her silver plating unit at Pratt Whitney defense plant in Kansas City, Mo., during World War II.

Anderson married Vander Barker, who preceded her in death, then to Lucien Rogers.

During World War II, she married Amel Anderson; he also preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, an infant daughter, Maxine Rogers; sons Kenneth and Carl Barker; four brothers and two granddaughters.

Survivors include one daughter, Verba Dean Hills, Deepwater, Mo.; one son, L.B. Rogers, Shawnee; stepdaughter, Marjorie Anderson Cain, Delphos, Kan.; two sisters, Kathryn Bush, Pacifica, Calif., and Cora Jean Kitchel, Houston, Texas; one brother, Jeff D. Potter, Shawnee; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Shawnee or the McGee Eye Research Center in Oklahoma City.

 

11-26

Elbert Anderson

Graveside services for Seminole County resident Elbert Oubrey Anderson, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery.

Cecil Anderson will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Anderson died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999 at Okemah Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born June 11, 1920 in Seminole to W.F. Wesley Anderson and Lizzie Jane Bryson Anderson.

A veteran, he served in the US Army.

Anderson moved to the Seminole County area 25 years ago from California, and was a retired oil field worker.

He was a resident of Okemah Pioneer Nursing Home at the time of his death.

Survivors include one son, Larry Anderson; three daughters, Virginia Anderson, Janice Anderson and Theresa Anderson, all of California; and several grandchildren.

11-14

Gretta Anderson

APPLETON, WIS. - Graveside services for former Seminole resident Gretta Doris Anderson, 92, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.

Arrangements are under the direction of Vally Funeral Home, Wisconsin, and Ninde Garden Chapel, Tulsa.

Anderson died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999 at Peabody Manor in Appleton.

She was born Sept. 9, 1907 in El Reno to George W. And Georgie (Bradbury) Dawson.

After the death of her father and his remarriage to Wilma (Spark) Beach in 1913, the family moved to Tulsa, where Anderson attended high school.

While living in Seminole from 1930-47, she was a member of the First Methodist Church, where she attended the Wedding Ring Class.

Active in youth activities, Anderson was also a member of he Garden Club.

She was employed at Whitbeck’s Grocery.

She was married to Elmer Martin Anderson on Aug. 26, 1925 in Sapulpa. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1978.

Anderson was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Glen, Gerald, Guiles, and Gordon.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Hayford, Appleton, Wis.; one son, Robert Anderson, Bloomington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

5-19

Jack Arnold

Funeral services for Maud resident Jack N. Arnold, 74, are 2 p.m. Friday with Knight Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled to be held at First Baptist Church in Maud, with interment to follow at Cummings Cemetery.

Arnold died Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 7, 1924 in Bloomburg Texas to Smith "Doc" and Mary Alice (Bass) Arnold.

He worked for 25 years for Amerada Petroleum Company in Seminole, and still worked as a pumper in the oil field.

Arnold was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole, a past president of Maud Rotary and the Maud Athletic Club.

He served as a former city councilman for Maud as well as a volunteer fireman.

Arnold graduated from Maud High School in 1943, and coached Little League.

He married Ann Hill on Feb. 26,. 1944 in Maud. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Richard Northcott, Seminole, Sue and Dan Herriman, Konawa and Jackie and Sam Acree, Maud; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Bo Clymer and Sally and James Christopher, both of Seminole; six grandchildren, Sherri and Tom Sockey, Maud, Ran and Jan Northcott, Fort Bragg, S.C., and Eric and Gavin "Thump" Acree, Seminole; and three great-grandchildren, Tad Alfred, Cody and Nikki Sockey, all of Maud.

 

Arnold

5-19

Jack Arnold

Funeral services for Maud resident Jack N. Arnold, 74, are 2 p.m. Friday with Knight Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled to be held at First Baptist Church in Maud, with interment to follow at Cummings Cemetery.

Arnold died Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 7, 1924 in Bloomburg Texas to Smith "Doc" and Mary Alice (Bass) Arnold.

He worked for 25 years for Amerada Petroleum Company in Seminole, and still worked as a pumper in the oil field.

Arnold was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole, a past president of Maud Rotary and the Maud Athletic Club.

He served as a former city councilman for Maud as well as a volunteer fireman.

Arnold graduated from Maud High School in 1943, and coached Little League.

He married Ann Hill on Feb. 26,. 1944 in Maud. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Sharon Northcott, Seminole, Sue Herriman, Konawa and Jackie Acree, Maud; two sisters, Mary Clymer and Sally Christopher, both of Seminole; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

9-22

Jewell Arnold

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Jewell T. (Haney) Arnold, 82, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at First Free Will Baptist Church.

Rev. David McDougal and Rev. Allen Wood will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Arnold died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 8, 1917 in Arkansas to Bryan and Delphia (Haskell) Haney.

Arnold moved to Seminole County from Oklahoma City in 1965, and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, Rebekah Lodge and Women’s Auxiliary of the church.

She retired in 1977 as a Medical Arts Laboratory Technician at the Medical Arts Building in Oklahoma City.

Arnold was married to Hoyt E. Arnold on July 28, 1954, in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1990.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Willis, Irving, Texas, Jerry W. and Charles Willis, both of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Bonnie Eskew, Sparta, Tenn.; four brothers, Millard Haney, Lodo, Calif., Chester Haney, Alvord, Texas, Arthur Haney, Edmond, and Ray Dean Haney, Grand Prairie, Texas; one sister, Nita Haney Ray, Edmond; eight grandchildren, seven grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Casketbearers are listed as grandsons.

8/19/99

Florence Azlin

Funeral services for Seminole resident Florence Elizabeth Davis Azlin, 86, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Johnny Hinton will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Azlin died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 at her Seminole home.

She was born April 23, 1913 in Tecumseh to Ninniam Davis and Maggie (Dulaney) Davis.

Azlin moved to Wewoka in 1925, attending Wewoka Schools.

After living in the Ong Community, she moved back to Wewoka, then to Seminole in 1993.

Azlin was a member of the Wewoka Church of Christ.

She married O.C. Azlin on Sept. 2, 1921 in Bethel. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1973.

She was also preceded in death by both parents, and one infant daughter, Ruby Jeanette Azlin.

Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Orville and Linda Azlin, Prague, and Eugene and Mary Ann Azlin, Maud; three daughters, Kathryn Barnes and her husband, Bill, and Ann Fessler, all of Oklahoma City, and Pauline Azlin, Seminole; two sisters, Patsy Walker and Ruby Davis, both of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren, Rhonda Lynn Byerly, Dallas, Texas, Steve Byerly, Oklahoma City, Linda Nelson, Union Valley, Robert Azlin, Maud, Beverly Azlin, Prague, Roy Leggett, Ft. Smith, Ark., Bobby Azlin and Vicki Rainwater, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are listed as Mike Cullinan, Eddie Neil, Earl Dunkleberger, Steve Byerly, Roy Leggett and Williams Zellars.

Honorary bearers include Cecil Moore, Oscar Danielson, John Bender, Bill Azlin, Robert Azlin and Howard Nall.

 

5-13

Samuel Bailey

Funeral services for former St. Louis-Maud area resident Samuel D. Bailey, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Harrah United Methodist Church.

Bailey died Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at his home in Harrah.

He was born May 19, 1927 in Dayton, Iowa to David S. and Lillian Mae (Dutcher) Bailey.

A veteran, he served in the US Navy.

Bailey worked for St. Louis Schools as a maintenance engineer, and also as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Mark Bailey and Steven Bailey; two sisters, Charlene Donahe and Sally Sigler; and one brother David E. Bailey.

Survivors include one daughter, Rochelle Wagoner, Guthrie; one son, Mike Bailey; three brothers, Darrell Bailey, Missouri, Larry Bailey, South Dakota and Gerald Bailey, Washington; two sisters, Rosie Shipman, Washington, Dolores Kinkaid, Illinois; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

 

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Dorothy Baker

Funeral services for Seminole resident Dorothy Jean (Whisenhunt) Baker, 65, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley is set to officiate. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Baker died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 at the Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 19, 1934 in Alichi to Millard Kirby Whisenhunt and Francis Victoria (Shields) Whisenhunt.

On Oct. 4, 1955 she married Pat Baker in Grandfield; he survives her of the home.

Baker was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Hoyt, Carl and Clayl Whisenhunt.

Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Teresa Baker, Meeker; three daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Joe Elmore, Karrie and Kelly Joplin and Carla and Mickey Sebourn, all of Seminole; a brother, Coy Whisenhunt, Clebet; five sisters, Opal Davis, Battiest, Hazel Martin, Pickens, Reva Lincicome, Shawnee and Mabel Humphries and Dutch Meeks, both of Calif.

Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Sara Elmore, Patrick Elmore, Lori Elmore, Kirby Elmore, Gordan Elmore, Amy Elmore, Shawna Bennet, Cody Bennet, Laresa Baker, Kacie Baker, Dusty Joplin, Stormy Joplin, Logan Joplin and Skyeler Sebourn.

Baker’s grandchildren will serve as honorary casket bearers.

 

Baker

12-22

Laurene Baker

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Laurene Baker, 78, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. David Karges will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Baker died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born Feb. 6, 1921 in Emporia, Kan., to Floyd Faylor and Helen (Mays) Osborn.

A homemaker, Baker lived in Seminole and Shawnee for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith.

She married Jack Baker on Oct. 11, 1941 in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

Baker was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Luther Osborn.

Other survivors include one son, Jerry Baker, West Minister, Colo.; one son, Donna Conner, Seminole; one half sister, Betty Gray, Florence, Miss.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

4-27

Sharon Balentine

Funeral services for Seminole native Sharon Kay Balentine, 44, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at South Rock Creek Assembly of God Church.

Doby Williams will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Balentine died Monday, April 26, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born July 19, 1954 in Seminole to Carl and Bertha Worley.

Balentine attended Shawnee schools, and was a member of South Rock Creek Assembly of God Church and the Omega Alpha Ministry.

She was married to Arvil Balentine on Sept. 3, 1986 in Gainesville, Texas. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Nick Hopkins, DuPont, Mich. And Shane Balentine, Shawnee; four daughters, Lori Payne, Tecumseh, Misty Herrera and Rachel McHolland, both of Oklahoma City, and April Balentine, Shawnee; her parents, and nine grandchildren.

9-8-99

Kathryn Barber

Funeral mass for Kathryn Reese Barber is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Father Basil Keenan will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barber died Monday morning at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 83.

Born Jan. 31, 1916 in Cisne, Ill. To Homer and Laura (Simmons) Rhoades, she was the third of six daughters.

On Sept. 1, 1933, she married Linden Reese in Salem, Ill. After his death on Jan. 17, 1970, she moved from Flora, Ill. to Seminole, where she worked in retail sales.

She married T.M. "Pete" Barber on Jan. 2, 1978. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1990.

Mrs. Barber was a co-owner of Shady Rest Antiques with her daughter.

She was a former longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star and had served the Salem, Ill., chapter as Worthy Matron.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here.

Survivors include two sons, James E. Reese, Herndon, Va., and Michael Reese, Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Shirley Nichols, Seminole; one sister, Mildred Venable, Flora, Ill.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchild-ren.

Pallbearers are listed as Bob Davis, George Higdon, Jack Leonard, Donald Lester, David McKinney and Richard Wood.

Alternate pallbearer is Gerald McGuire.

12-7

Georgia Barnard

SHAWNEE - Graveside services for Georgia (McInturff) Barnard, mother of Seminole resident Barbara Davis, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Barnard died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999 at an Oklahoma City hospital.

She was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Shawnee to Garner Shawn and Mollie (Sturdavan) Shawn.

A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of Shawnee.

She was married to Monroe McInturff; he preceded her in death.

The then married Otis Barnard in 1970; he preceded her in death in 1976.

Barnard was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; two sons, Geral and Charles; and three grandchildren.

Survivors include four sons, Tommy McInturff, Larry McInturff and Phillip McInturff, all of Shawnee, and Steven McInturff, Mansfield, Texas; five daughters, Betty Gober, Shawnee, Barbara Davis, Seminole, Pat Mount, Oklahoma City, Mary Hastings, Shawnee, and Carol Hurst, Oklahoma City; one brother, Jacky Shawn, Purcell; one sister, Betty Cox, Tecumseh; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

12-19-99

Clinton Bassett

MAUD - Graveside funeral services for Clinton William Bassett, 29, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Konawa.

Father Matthew Brown, OSB, will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Bassett died Friday at his home in Maud.

He was born July 28, 1970, in Guthrie to Robert "Bob" William and Alice Carolyn (McCraw) Bassett.

He lived most of his life in the Maud area, where he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He graduated from Maud High School in 1988, and was a graduate of the Oklahoma Broadcasting School.

Survivors include his parents, Bob and Carolyn Bassett, Maud; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Tawana Bassett of Cashion; and his brother, Alan Bassett, Maud.

Bassett was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Ed and Laura McCraw.

Pallbearers will include Junior England, Paul Williams, Lance Heffley, Greg Pierce, Royce McGill and Wendall Darnell.

3-26-99

Alvin Bateman Jr.

Memorial services for Konawa resident Alvin Bateman Jr., 72, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Konawa.

Bateman died Friday, March 26, 1999 in Ada.

He was born Nov. 12, 1926 in Oklahoma City to Bertha and Alvin Bateman Sr.

He worked as a plumber and owned and operated the A.M. Bateman Plumbing Company from 1932 to 1975.

Bateman served in the Army during World War II. He was a Sunday school teacher, and for the past 25 years lived in the Konawa area.

He was a member of Konawa Masonic Lodge..

He married Thelma Jean Wano in Ft. Smith Ark. on Oct. 3, 1950. She preceded him in death on July 14, 1998.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Bateman, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Larry Bateman, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Norma Gaut, Konawa; one brother, Donald Bateman, Monroe, Mich.; one sister, Eva McKinley, Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Amy ‘Ruth’ Beauford

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Amy "Ruth" (Carr) Beauford, 98, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Faith Assembly of God Church in Shawnee.

Pastors Doyle Seely and Kurt Beauford will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Beauford died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999 at Shawnee Golden Rule Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 2, 1900 to William "Bill" and Loonora Jane (Spooner) Carr.

A minister’s wife, she and her husband had pastored the First Assembly of God Church in Shawnee, and retired in 1972.

Beauford had taught at Pluver School in Seminole County.

She married Clarence Oliver Beauford in 1922 in Seminole County; he preceded her in death in 1985.

Beauford was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Forrest Daniel Beauford, Claremore, Gerald Kenneth Beauford and Donald Keith Beauford, both of Seminole; seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

2-2-99

Eugene Beaver

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Eugene Beaver, 68, were held today at Salt Creek United Methodist Church.

Rev. Malcomb Tiger and Rev. Mike Harjo officiated at the service. Interment followed at the Harjo family cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Beaver died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born June 16, 1930 east of Wetumka, and reared in the Salt Creek Community.

Beaver attended schools at Lone Star, Friendship, Bethel and Jones Academy Euches Mission.

A veteran, he served in the US Army for two years.

Beaver worked in construction and also for Boeing Aircraft before retiring in the late 1960’s.

He served as a baseball and softball coach for Holdenville area teams.

Beaver was a member of Salt Creek United Methodist Church.

He married Minnie Beaver in Ada in 1954; she preceded him in death.

Beaver was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jackie Lee; and one brother, John Beaver Jr.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Harrison, of the home; four sisters, Wanda Postoak, Tulsa, Cora Ann Beaver, Holdenville, Norean Tiger, Holdenville, and Colleen Larney, Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Nola ‘Pee Wee’ Begley

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Nola Ola "Pee Wee" (Acree) Begley, 82, were held Tuesday morning at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated at the service. Burial followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum.

Begley died Saturday, July 31, 1999 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

She was born Sept. 16, 1916 in Haskell to Eck and Ocie (Johnson) Acree.

She moved to Seminole from Perry in 1970, and had since moved to Mansfield, Mo.

A homemaker, Begley was a member of Tri-City Christian Center.

She married Ernest C. Begley on Jan. 25, 1934 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Holbert Acree; one sister, Ocie Payne; and three children at birth.

Survivors include two brothers, Elick Acree, Mansfield, Mo., and Eugene Acree, Graysville, Ill.; and two sisters, Marquerite "Chick" Cruse, Odessa, Texas and Alwanda "Shub" Hester, Ardmore.

Mamie Bell

Graveside services for Seminole resident Mamie L. (Vincent) Bell, 101, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bell died Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 20, 1897 at Ceader Hill, Texas to John and Nora (Sharp) Vincent.

A homemaker, Bell was a Baptist by faith.

She married Rufus Melvin Bell on May 18, 1913 in Gould. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1966.

Bell was also preceded in death by two sons, George Vincent Bell and William Harrold Bell; and two sisters, Brunette Armstrong and Fannie Nesmith.

Survivors include one daughter, Lela Miller and her husband, Truman, Uniontown, Ken.; eight grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

6-29

Vaudine Belveal

EXETER, MO. - Graveside services for Seminole native Vaudine Marie Belveal, 61, were held Saturday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, Mo.

Belveal died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born Jan. 17, 1938 in Seminole to Van and Ines McKinley Bishop, before moving to Jay, Fla., and on to Exeter in 1997.

A homemaker, Belveal was a member of the Mill Street Church of Christ, Cassville.

She was married to Charles A. Belveal on July 8, 1955 in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Donald E. Belveal, Jay, Fla.; two daughters, Vanessa G. Lowery, Brewton, Ala., and Rhonda E. Scott, Exeter, Mo.; one brother, Kenneth Bishop, Exeter, Mo; two sisters, Betty Ruark, Diamond, Mo., and Brenda Rider, Bentonville, Ark; and seven grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home, in Strafford, Mo., in care of Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, Mo.

 

 

March 2, 1996

 

Theresa Benardello

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Theresa (Buscema) Benardello, 98, were scheduled for today at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated; burial was under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Benardello died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born March 30, 1900, in Vittoria, Italy. She married Joseph Benardello 60 years ago.

She was a homemaker and, at the time of her death, a resident of Midwest City.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980.

Survivors include one son, John Benardello, Midwest City; one sister, Concetta Testa, Palm Harbor, Fla.; one grandson, one great-grandson and a great-granddaughter.

10-10

Betty Bennett

Funeral services for Seminole resident Betty Lou (Brannon) Bennett, 64, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church, 30th and Jordan, in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Rick Livingston will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bennett died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 19, 1935 in Earlsboro to Alfred and Fannie Mae (Gaulding) Brannon.

Bennett graduated from Shawnee High School in 1954, and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

She was employed by the State of Oklahoma, and retired in 1998.

She married Billy Bennett in 1955 in Oklahoma City; he survives her of the home.

Bennett was also preceded in death by her mother on Jan. 23, 1964, and stepfather Harry Talton on Oct. 19, 1994.

Other survivors include her father, of Earlsboro; two son, Billy Bennett Jr., of the home and Jerry Bennett, Oklahoma City; three daughters, Carolyn Bennett and Anita Bennett, both of the home, and Rita Wright, Oklahoma City.

Also surviving him are two brothers, Joe Brannon, Spencer, and Tony Talton, Earlsboro; five sisters, Ella Black, Oklahoma City, Verlene Brannon, Midwest City, Beatrice Talton, Lima, Mildred Conway, Shawnee and Lena Talton, Earlsboro; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

3-4-99

Vera Berry

Funeral services for Lima resident Vera Lee Berry, 80, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wetumka.

Rev. Wilmer Cooper, of First Baptist Church, Lima, will officiate. Interment will follow at Wisner Chapel under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Berry died Monday, March 1, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 12, 1918 in Okfuskee County.

Berry lived in Seminole County for 46 years.

Berry was a home health provider and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lima.

She married Jack Berry; he survives her of the home.

Other survivors include six daughters, Rosetta Berry, Wanda Jones and Deaner Berry, all of Oklahoma City, Cora Brown, Grand Prairie, Texas, Neola Jackson, Lima and Jackie Stroud, Wewoka; eight sons, Sam Berry, Holdenville, Kenneth Berry, Lima, Donnie and Earl Berry, Shawnee, Jackie A. Berry, Wewoka, Carl Berry, Spencer, Royce Berry, Brooksville and Benjamin Berry, Lima; one sister, Tennie Bell, Wetumka, 33 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as grandsons, Jeroid Berry, Mike Berry, Darnell Berry, Auther Lee Barry, Barnard Berry and Otis Berry.

6-13-99

Max Beshears

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Max Beshears, 82, are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Home.

Rev. John Lively will officiate at the service.

Beshears died Friday, June 11, 1999 at his home north of Seminole.

He was born Oct. 8, 1916 in Arkansas to Harry and Josephine (Seagraves) Beshears.

A veteran, Beshears served as a private first class in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.

He retired in 1979 from National Steel Company, and was a member of Cheyarha Presbyterian Church.

Beshears married Willie Irene (Allen) Beshears on Feb. 7, 1941 near Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Robert Beshears, Richmond, Calif.; two sisters, Beatrice Wagner, and Joann Mattos, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

8-24-99

Rosey Billings

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Rosey Alice (Wescott) Billings, 84, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Bristow.

Rev. Bryce Gemmill will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Billings died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999 in Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 12, 1914 in Bristow to Emery and Annie Wescott.

Reared in the Bristow area, Billings attended Old 44 Schools, and resided in Oregon and Texas before settling in Oklahoma in 1970.

She had lived in Eufaula, Wewoka and Stigler, then returned to Wewoka and Earlsboro, where she remained until her death.

She married Joe Billings on Nov. 27, 1929 in Bristow. He preceded her in death.

Billings was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, William Doyle Billings, two brothers, Arthur and Jim Wescott and two sisters, Sylvia Welch and Susan Lough.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Whitman, Earlsboro; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

1-17-99

Stephen Bird

Funeral services for Seminole resident Stephen Wendell Bird, 37, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Bird died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

He was born July 21, 1961 in Oklahoma City to L.B. and Karen (Donohue, Gado, Bird) Hughes.

Bird moved to Seminole one year ago from Lawrence, Kan.

He was a member of the National Guard and the Jehovah Witness faith.

Bird was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Rebecca Bird and Christopher Bird.

Survivors include his father, of Tulsa, and his mother, of Seminole; two sons, Stephen Bird and John Bird, both of Seminole; three brothers, Sheldon Bird, Tulsa, Mike Bird, Shawnee and Jerry Bird, Independence, Mo.; and two sisters, Joy Bird, Independence, Mo., and Lorrie Purcell, Rockford, Ill.

3/28/99

Bessie Birdwell

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident, Bessie Birdwell, 85, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, Maud, under the directions of Pickard Funeral Home.

Birdwell died Friday, March 26, 1999.

She was born March 2, 1914 in Konawa to Maloche Elizabeth Wood and Billie Wood.

She married James Birdwell in Konawa on March 31, 1938; he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1975.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Thomas Birdwell.

Survivors include one daughter, Lucille Birdwell Castle, Eufaula, three sons, Charley Bowlegs, Canada, Roy Birdwell, Shawnee, and Tommy Birdwell, Tecumseh; one sister, Josephine Hines, Calif., 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

8-29-99 PAID OBIT

 

Wesley Bishop

WEWOKA — Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Wesley Bishop, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout Chapel.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Bishop died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999 in an automobile accident north of Wewoka.

He was born April 12, 1928, the 10th of 11 children of Joseph Eugene Bishop and Maggie Alice Bishop.

Bishop was raised in Sasakwa and attended Sasakwa school.

He moved to Texas where he met and married Shirley Bullington; they settled in Florence, Ore.

Bishop worked for U.S. Plywood Lumber Mill for 20 years until his retirement in 1975.

He returned to Wewoka until moving to Wetumka in 1997.

He raised fighting roosters and developed a new breed. He also developed and raised a breed of dog that was known for protecting the roosters.

He enjoyed life and knew how to have fun. Bishop was very supportive of his children and family and was always there when he was needed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John Wesley Upshaw, Claude Upshaw, Wiford Upshaw, Jack Bishop; and his sister, Vessie Bishop.

Survivors are one daughter, Elizabeth Diess, Scappoose, Ore., two sons, Joseph Wesley Bishop, Wetumka, and David Ross Bishop, Holdenville; three brothers, Robert Bishop, Sweethome, Ore., Joe Berry Bishop and Walter "Red" Bishop, both of Wewoka, and Ed Bishop, Bakersfield, Calif.; and one sister, Mamie Phillips, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Other survivors are seven grandchildren, Sarah and Amie Diess of Scappoose, Ore., Gordon Joseph Bishop, Reno, Nev., Lucas David Bishop, Eugene, Ore., Jeffery Wesley Bishop, Washington, D.C. and Melissa Elizabeth Bishop and David Lawrence Bishop, both of Holdenville; and three great-grandchildren, De-vinne Elizabeth Lee and Robert Dean Lee, both of Scappoose, Ore., and Stephen Lucas Bishop, Eugene, Ore.

Pallbearers are Ron Diess, Luke Bishop, David Bishop, Robbie Bishop, Bobbie Bishop and R.L. Bishop.

 

12-7

Dallas Blackwood

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Dallas Andrew Blackwood, 82, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Blackwood died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999 in Konawa.

He was born May 3, 1917 in Nashville, Tenn., to Sallie Virginia Aylor and Andrew Jackson Blackwood.

He had lived most of his life in the Konawa area.

Blackwood was married to Cleo Blackwood on Dec. 31, 1937 in Konawa. She preceded him in death on Feb. 1 of this year.

Survivors include four children, Alice Jackson, Sue Hill, Albert Blackwood, all of Moore, and Linda Malone, Harrah; one sister, Estelle Sutton, Mississippi; one brother, G.C. Blackwood, Konawa; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as grandchildren.

 

 

2-2-99

Cleo Blackwood

Funeral services for Konawa resident Cleo Mildred Blackwood, 80, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Blackwood died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 in Ada.

She was born Nov. 24, 1918 in Konawa to Willie and Dee Alan Turnbow.

A lifelong Konawa resident, Blackwood was a member of the Konawa Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was married to Andrew Blackwood Dec. 31, 1927 in Konawa. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Alice Jackson and Sue Hill, both of Moore, and Linda Malone, Harrah; one son, Albert Blackwood, Moore; one brother, William Turnbow, Konawa; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

7/8/99

Bill G. Blair

Funeral services for Bill G. Blair, 63, brother of a Seminole woman, were held today in Eureka Spring, Ark., under the direction of Nelson Funeral Services.

Blair died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in his home in Eureka Springs.

He was born July 9, 1935 in Coweta to Olin Blair and Vida (Elrod) Blair.

On Aug. 20, 1955, he married Carole Ring; she survives him of the home in Eureka Springs.

Other survivors include two sons, Jody Blair and James W. Blair, both of Eureka Springs; two daughters, Cheryl Rushing, Meeker and Jeannia Angeles, Goldsby; one brother, William Blair, Shonto, Ariz.; four sisters, Pauline Cross, Seminole, Maxine Morris, Coweta, Nellie Herbert, Tyler, Texas and Berniece Joice, Tulsa; seven grand children and six great-grandchildren.

12-17

Donald Blair

OKLAHOMA CITY - Funeral services for Donald Blair, 79, brother of Cromwell resident Mildred Lindley, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at South Colonial Chapel.

Interment will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eakly Cemetery in Eakly under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary, Oklahoma City.

Blair died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999.

He was a veteran, serving in the US Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He later retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

Blair was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Imogene Chambers Blair; one brother, Archie Blair, Jones; and two sisters, Mildred Lindley, Cromwell, and Pauline Firquain, Blythe, Calif.

11-23

Robert Blair

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Robert Wayne Blair, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Eberle family cemetery.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Blair died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999 in Sulphur.

He was born Feb. 15, 1921 in Pierce, Neb. To Maude and Robert Lewis Blair.

A veteran, Blair served during World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.

He worked in the oilfields, and had lived in Sasakwa since 1982.

Blair married Georgia Mae Smith on April 20, 1947 in Las Vegas. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Robert W. Blair Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla., Paul Scott Blair, Oxnard, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Maryetta Sanders, Ojai, Calif., and Dona Clark, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Irene Lyddon, Freemont, Neb., and Mildred Gabriel, Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

6-22

Paid Obit

George "Bo" Bohanon

Funeral services for Seminole resident George "Bo" Robert Bohanon, 86, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Bohanon died Monday, June 21, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 16, 1913 in Sardis to Robert Bohanon and Elsie Ann (Bell) Bohanon Moore.

Bohanon attended Jones Academy for Indian Boys in Hartshorne, and graduated from Kemper Military Academy in Booneville, Mo., in 1937.

He was a 32 degree Mason and a Shriner.

A veteran, he served in the US Army during World War II I the South Pacific as a Tec Sergeant.

Bohanon retired from Amarado in 1970, then worked as purchasing agent for Seminole Company.

He then was employed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens as groundskeeper, then later at Davis Hardware.

Bohanon married Evelyn (Godfrey) Fretz on June 11, 1982 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

His first wife, Jane (Reed) Bohanon preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1980.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; seven brothers, Andrew, Abner Sylvester, Howard, Russell Perry, Ellis, Edgar Lee and Sam Bohanon; four sisters, Laura Mae Bohanon Davis Deaton Southard, Ethel Bohanon, Vina Bohanon Bell Selby and Elsie Bohanon Anderson Norris.

Other survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, George "Bobby" Robert II and Malvina Bohanon, Fayetteville, N.C.; stepchildren Janice and Ralph Dunagan, Seminole and Paul Fretz, El Paso, Texas; one sister, Viola Moore Sullivan, Oklahoma City; one grandchild, George "Robert" Bohanon III; and numerous nieces and nephews.

12-14

Pauline Boris

Funeral services for Seminole resident Pauline A. Boris, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Southwest Church of Christ, 25th and Agnew Streets in Oklahoma City.

Lewis Hale will officiate at the services, assisted by Rusty Dawson and Ron Babbit.

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Boris died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 8, 1920 in Randlett to George W. and Mary A. (Rex) Dunham.

Boris was a longtime resident of Chickasha, where she grew up. She move to California later in life, where she lived for 30 years before moving back to Oklahoma in 1987.

She was a former member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, and currently a member of Church of Christ in Little.

Boris served as a Past Worthy Matron for Eastern Star in Chickasha, and a life member of the Soroptimist Club in California.

She retired as a bank manager in California.

Boris was married to Nelson Manley in 1942; he preceded her in death. She then wed William Boris in 1962; he preceded her in death in 1987 in California.

Boris was also preceded in death by one brother, Albin Dunham, and two sisters, Eva Lena Taff and Georgia Le Dunham.

Survivors include Robert Manley, Valencia, Calif., and Paul Manley, Yorba Linda, Calif.; one sister, Virginia "Betty" McDonald, Seminole; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Casket bearers are listed as Tom Hibbitts, Roy Boydston, Brian Sims, Howard Byerly, Jackie Cline and Calvin Howeth.

1-5-99

Mary Boswell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Mary Katherine Boswell, 77, were held today at Avant House of Prayer.

Interment was held at Little Cemetery under the direction of Peters Stumpff Funeral Home, Skiatook.

Boswell died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 in Avant.

She was born Dec. 13, 1922 at Bald Hill, near Seminole, to Cecil S. and Edda Mae Hays.

Boswell graduated from Mountain View School, and attended college in Norman.

She moved to the state of Washington in 1942, where she worked in the shipyards. She moved back to Oklahoma in 1944.

Boswell was a member of the Avant House of Prayer since 1967, and has been an active member of the Extension Homemakers.

She married Virgil Boswell on June 22, 1939 at the Ferguson Church. He survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Other survivors include one daughter, Kathy Vigna, Seaside, Calif.; two sons, Richard Boswell, Skiatook, and Phillip Boswell, Avant; three sisters, Ida Hyett, Bakersfield, Calif., Flora Mae Nazworth, Seaside, Calif., and Barbara Aston, of California; one brother, Ralph Hays, Yukon; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

11-26

Bill Bradberry

Graveside services for Seminole resident Bill Bradberry, 73, were held Wednesday at Woodside Cemetery in Shawnee.

Rev. Larry Jones officiated at the service under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel in Shawnee.

Bradberry died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999 at his home.

He was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Grand Salina, Texas.

A machinist, he worked for Eaton and had lived in the Seminole are since 1978, moving from Dallas, Texas.

Bradberry was a member of the Baptist Church.

He married Dolores McClanahan on Nov. 7, 1975 in Durant. She survives him of the home.

Bradberry was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary Bradberry and Michael Bradberry, all of Texas; one stepson, Kenneth Taylor, Maud; one stepdaughter, Brenda Kimbrell, Midlothian, Texas; two adopted daughters, Linda Green and Sherry Bradberry; three sisters, Marie Palmer, Dallas, Wardene Cernshaw, Terrell, Texas and Maudie Wrenn, Wells Point, Texas; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

3-7

Velma Bradley

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Velma A. Bradley, 94, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Bradley died Friday, March 5, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

She was born Nov. 27, 1904 to Benjamin and Mary (Saling) Minter.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Baptist Church.

Bradley lived in Seminole for over 20 years, moving here from Nicoma Park.

She was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Benny Joe Bradley, two brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include one son, O.D. Bradley, Mission Viejo, Calif.; one sister, Tennie Belle Ham, Seminole; and three grandchildren.

Matthew Breeding

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Matthew Mark Breeding, 16, were held today at the Oklahoma City Church of Prophecy.

Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuaries.

Breeding died Sunday, July 18, 1999.

He was born July 26, 1982 to Shawnee to Gary and Judith Breeding.

5-26

PAID OBIT

David Brewer

David "Ryan" Brewer was separated from his mortal body on May 23, 1999. Ryan was born May 10, 1979 in Oklahoma City.

Affectionately known as "Bug," he graduated from McLoud High School in 1997.

During his school years, he enjoyed soccer, band, and Mr. Smith’s science classes.

He was junior at Oklahoma Christian University, where he continued to play his saxophone.

He was proud to call the men of Alpha his brothers, and he still played soccer at every opportunity.

He was an active member of Eastside Church of Christ in Midwest City.

Ryan is survived by his parents, David and Stephanie, brothers Luke and Jacob, sister Elizabeth, grandparents Frank and Gwen Brewer, great-grandmother Inez Willson, aunt Zina Siemer, uncles Kenneth Brewer and Mark Brewer, his special friend and constant companion, Mariah, and a host of relatives, friends, and admirers.

The wise man Solomon said, "A wise son brings joy to his father." Ryan brought us that joy.

He will be remembered for his quiet confidence, his unselfish attitude, and his dependable nature.

We are thankful and blessed he was not ashamed to show and communicate his love for us.

His passing leaves a void that will never be filled.

Ryan has gone home.

Services will be at Eastside Church of Christ, located at 916 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City.

5-16-99

Jack Brinsfield

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Edward Eugene "Jack" Brinsfield, 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel..

Eugene Warrenburg will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Brinsfield died Friday, May 14, 1999 at Normal Regional Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1928 in Sparks to Tony Brinsfield and Lois Rich Brinsfield.

Brinsfield moved to Seminole in 1947, coming from Prague.

On Jan. 3, 1947, he married Betty Scott in Seminole; she survives him of the home.

He was a drilling superintendent for Jerry Scott Drilling Company in Seminole until his retirement in 1991.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Little.

Brinsfield was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Gary Dye.

Other survivors include one daughter, Julie Dye, and one son, Gary Brinsfield, both of Noble, three grandchildren, Melissa (Dye) Lester, Charla Meredith and Bryan Brinsfield and two great-grandchildren, Dalton Lest-er and Trevor Lester.

Casket bearers are scheduled to be Robert Dale Lemmings, Larry Cunningham, Gene Scott, Rusty Scott, Mike Scott and Bill Anderson.

 

 

Brinsfield

 

2-9-99

Arvo Brixey

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Arvo M. Brixey, 84, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout Chapel.

Rev. Kelos Walker will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Brixey died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at his home in Ardmore.

He was born Oct. 5, 1914 in Hickory Grove to Oliver and Minnie (King) Brixey.

Brixey retired from Conoco Oil Company.

He married Marjorie Richardson on March 23, 1938 in Wewoka, where they lived for many years.

Marjorie preceded him in death in July, 1998.

Brixey was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Yuless Brixey.

Survivors include one brother, J.O. Brixey, San Diego, Calif.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

11-2-99

Henrietta Brown

Funeral services for Seminole resident Henrietta B. Brown, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Eddie Goodin and Jeff Frazier will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Brown died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada.

She was born Nov. 27, 1919 in Sasakwa to Charlie and Belle Pearl (Cozad) Brown.

Brown moved from Tahlequah to Seminole in August of this year.

She retired from Tinker Air Force Base, where she was a cashier and hostess at several restaurants.

Brown was the granddaughter of former Seminole Tribal Governor, John F. Brown.

She was a member of the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and one grandson.

Survivors include one son, Stan ford C. Wells, Seminole; and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Michael Bennett, Brad Milne, Matthew Harjo, Sammy Vasquez, Bucky Peters and Robbie Wells.

 

 

9-26

John Brown

John Gardner Brown, longtime Holdenville resident, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at his home.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1913 in Primghar, Iowa and moved to Holdenville in 1937.

John was devoted to God and family, and lived his life with these priorities in his mind and heart.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winona (Christian) Brown, in 1996.

Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Bud Keesee, Holdenville, and Linda and Larry Hampton, Seminole.

He has eight grandchildren, Randal Hallum and his wife, Debbie, Mark Hallum, Ryan Hallum, Seminole, Cory Hallum, Corpus Christie, Texas, Susan (Keesee) Jackson and husband Robert, Plano, Texas, Aubie Keesee and his wife, Jackie, Stillwater, Lisa (Hampton) Daughterty and her husband, Shawn, Edmond.

He was also blessed with eight great-grandchildren.

John earned a BA degree in business from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and also completed coursework at Harvard Business College in Boston, Mass.

Following graduation, he began his salesman career with Blish, Mize and Silliman Hardware in Atchison, Kan.

He was transferred to Holdenville in 1937 and met Winona Christian. They were married the same year.

During World War II, he served in the US Navy, earning the rank of Lieutenant J.G.

After his military duty, he resumed his job with Blish, Mize and Silliman. Following his retirement, he worked part time at Ramsey Lumber, Curry Hardware in Wewoka and Wetumka Hardware.

John was a member of Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church in Holdenville.

He was the founder and teacher of the "John Brown Sunday School" class for more than 35 years.

He also served as the District Lay Leader Director and Church School Superintendent.

Services are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. at Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the John Brown Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church in Holdenville.

6-2

Luther Brown

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Luther D. Brown, 76, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Carmi, Ill., under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City.

Brown died Tuesday, June 1, 1999 in an Evansville, Ind. Hospital.

He was born June 19, 1922 in Seminole to E.F. and Annie Brown.

A graduate of Varnum High School, Brown also graduated from Seminole Junior College and the University of Oklahoma School of Geology.

Brown was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theater as a pharmacist’s mate in the US Navy.

He worked for Superior Oil Company of Crossville, Ill., and retired as regional superintendent of production.

Brown married Joan Wallace of Seminole in 1948; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael Brown, Chicago, Ill., and Patrick Brown, Norman; one daughter, Cathy Brandenstein, Crossville, Ill.; three sisters, Bessie Kernal, Seminole, May Miller, Oklahoma City, and Maudean Sarvash, Woodward; one brother, Elbert Brown, Seminole; and three grandchildren.

2-25-99

Mollie Brown

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mollie Brown, 85, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Westwood Cemetery.

Rev. Butler, pastor of St. Joseph’s Baptist Church, will officiate at the service. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Brown died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

She was born May 1, 1913 in Preston to Frank and Dora Gaines.

A former Wewoka resident, Brown lived in Oakland, Calif., before moving back to Wewoka in 1997.

She resided at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home.

Brown was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth "Gutt" Clark.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Beulah Mae Clark, Wewoka; tow grandchildren, Cora Clark Brown, Wewoka, and Tondelayo Randolph, Tulsa, and two great-grandchildren.

1-29-99

Elichia Brown

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Elichia Wolfe Brown, 89, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Brown died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Center.

She was born June 28, 1909 in Hutchison, Kan. to Clifford C. and Henryetta (Cutler) Wolfe.

The family moved to Stella, Neb., where she attended school and then moved to Oklahoma City where she became a nurse and worked at Tinker Field.

Brown moved to Wewoka in 1952, and became a member of the First Christian Church in 1970.

She moved into the Wewoka Nursing Home in 1995, and remained there until her death.

She married Lawrence Foster Brown in May of 1952; he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1983.

Brown was also preceded in death by her father, in 1950; her mother in 1971; one son, James Brown, in 1978; two brothers, Robert Wolfe and Donnell Wolfe; and two sisters, Virginia Ainsworth and Joann Poole.

Survivors include her children, Foster Brown, Ada, Maudine Warren, Stockton, Calif.; Lawrence Brown Jr., Marlow, Betty Morrison, Stockton, Calif., and Pat Ball, Montana; one brother, Francis T. Wolfe, Tucson, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren.

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Willie "Bill" Brown

Funeral services for "Bill" Brown will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Bill Snyder will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

He was born July 8, 1931 in Shawnee, and died March 1, 1999 at his Seminole home.

Brown was a simple man as even his name suggests. He never put on airs and was most comfortable at his home or on the bank of some fishing hole, fishin’.

He was a hard working man, and his word was his bond. He lived life, cash and carry and anyone who entered his home was family.

Brown would want you to get something to eat and always told you, you’d better stay all night.

Yes, he was a simple man and that is what we loved the most. We’re going to miss you honey, daddy, brother, bud, father-in-law, grandpa, great-grandpa, son, uncle and friend.

Brown was preceded in death by his mother, Novella Boatman, brother, Leon Ray Brown, and daughters Kathy Brown and Judy Romano.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Brown, of the home; one son, Billy "Bill" Brown, Seminole; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky Sullivan, California, and Debbie and Max Fairchild, Oklahoma City; Cheryl and John Janes, Holdenville, and son-in-law, Fred Romano, of Texas.

Other survivors include his grandsons, Shannon Moslander, Zack Romano, Nick Janes, and Jon Romano; granddaughters, Aleschia Ritter, and Megan Janes; great-grandson Kaleb Moslander and great-granddaughter Abigail Ritter; and his father, Zeke Boatman, Shawnee; brothers, Frank Boatman, Jack Boatman, Pete Boatman, Joe Boatman and one sister, Betty Sue Boyce.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Moslander, Zack Romano, Jon Romano, John Janes, Max Fairchild and Fred Romano.

 

 

 

 

 

Honorary bearers include Nick Janes, Frank Boatman, Jack Boatman, Pete Boatman and Joe Boatman.

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Jewel Brumley

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jewel Bell Brumley, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Pastor Delmar Hume will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Brumley died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999 in Wewoka.

She was born Jan. 9, 1919 in Battiest to James and Georgia "Wade" Jackson.

Brumley was raised in Battiest until she moved to Wewoka in November, 1939.

She was employed with Big Yank Clothing Factory in 1964, and retired in the spring of 1989 after 25 years of service.

Brumley remained in Wewoka until the time of her death.

She married John Paul Brumley on July 20, 1940 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1991.

Brumley was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Clifton Jackson, Raymond Jackson, Freeman Jackson, Johnny Jackson and Haskell Jackson; and one sister, Bessie Belcher.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna P. Gaylor, and Linda Page, both of Wewoka; two sons, Mike Brumley and Pat Brumley, both of Wewoka; two sisters, Pauline Blanton, Wewoka, and Eunice Hensley, Hominy; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Charles Belcher, David Jackson, Wesley Jackson, James Blanton, Don Blanton and Wendall Blanton.

Honorary bearers include Russell Ray, Larry Gaylor, Bryan Ray and Terry Julian.

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John Bruner

John Booker Bruner was born in the Johnson Community north of Wewoka on Oct. 31, 1919.

The sixth of eight children born to Benjamin Bruner and Lydia Johnson Bruner, he is preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Charlesetta, Louella, Palma, Quansuella and Helvechia "Peaches;" and two brothers, Nahum and Hiawatha.

A son, William, niece, Angela Lois; and nephews, Nahum Jr., Ed Oscar and Irving, also preceded him in death.

John accepted Christ at an early age, and was a devoted member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Wewoka all of his life.

As a tireless worker, Trustee, and devoted Christian, he gave of his time and resources to his home church and to the Butner Cemetery, which has resulted in many improvements over the years.

John, better known at "J.B." to his friends and associates, and affectionately known as "Uncle J" to his nieces, nephews, and many others that knew him, received his elementary education at Johnson Grove School, high school at Wewoka’s Douglass High, and college at Langston University, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Agriculture.

A World War II veteran, J.B. served in the United States Air Force. After military duty, he returned Wewoka to live.

He was employed at Tinker Air Force Base as Chief Greenskeeper, responsible for the care of the Tinker Air Force Base Golf Course.

While still employed at Tinker, he went onto business with his sister, Louella Bruner Porter, Sapulpa, and assisted her faithfully in the operation of Porter Nursing Homes, located in Sapulpa and Wewoka.

John met and married the former Maggie Viola Carolina, and they have remained married for over 40 years.

From 1965 to 1995, they owned and operated Boley Nursing Home in the historic black township of Boley.

As one of the main employers in that community, John served as a mentor to many high school students in the area starting their first jobs and was a friend to the entire community.

John also spent many years travelling, serving as a Team Leader and member of the Nursing Home Classification Teams for the Long-Term Care (Nursing Home) industry, visiting other facilities throughout the state, helping to promote uniformity in the early transitional years of nursing homes in the state of Oklahoma.

He was an associate member of the Oklahoma Nursing Home Association and was licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

John also was a former co-owner of Elmwood Manor Nursing Home of Wewoka.

In a long-term health care career that spanned nearly 50 years, John was awarded in 1994 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers in the Long-Term Care industry in the state of Oklahoma.

John was a Master Mason in the Masonic Fraternity, and was also an avid fan of Wewoka Tiger and Boley Bear high school sports, and Langston, OU and OSU sports programs.

His benevolence in the communities that he served was apparent, for he always gave and never asked for anything in return.

In the early morning of Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, God called John Booker Bruner home. Uncle J leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Maggie, of the home; nieces Bensetta Kearney, Yvonne Sands, Helen Harding, Lillian (Tim) Sutton, Lenetta Stevenson, Sharlene Nichols, Lavonne Bruner and Lovell (Steven) Cholcote; nephews Charles (Barbara) Bruner, John M. "Mike" Bruner, Steven (Etta) Bruner, Hiawatha (Jewel) Bruner, Glen Alan Bruner and Harold Richard Bruner; and a host of great-nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and associates.

Homegoing services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday at First Baptist Church, corner of west 3rd Street and Mekusukey Avenue in Wewoka.

Rev. E.G. Bert will officiate. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Pall bearers are listed as James Harding, Peter Seven, Micah Sutton, Kenneth Maillard, Richie Maillard, Kevin Maillard, Ted McDonald, Patrick Kearney, Sherman Noble III and Marvin Osborne.

Honorary bearers include Charles Bruner, Steven Bruner, H.C. Bruner, Glen Bruner, Richard Bruner, Terry Bruner, Clyde James II, Wayne Chandler, Michael Carolina, Sammie Carolina, Earnest Parker, Rayfield Smiley, R.D. Murray, Forrest Lee, Billy O’Guinn, Olean O’Guinn, Harold O’Guinn, Ulysses O’Guinn, Clyde Spencer, Shelby Richards, and Maurice Lee II., members and former members of the Oklahoma Long-Term Care Industry.

Flowers bearers are Ellen Bruner Roberts, Ola Faye Bruner, Debbie Sue Bruner, Lola Mae Jackson, Bertha Farris, Lois Edwards, Joyce Bert and Deloris Brown.

Honorary flower bearers are members and former members of the Oklahoma Long-term Care Industry.

 

 

 

 

1-7-99

Celia Bruner

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Celia Bruner, 77, are scheduled for noon on Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Rev. F. Cochran of Thomastown Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Thomastown cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Bruner died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 26, 1921 in Sasakwa.

Bruner was a member of Thomastown Baptist Church, and worked for the State Health Department of Wewoka for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by one son, Edwin Myers.

Survivors are one daughter, Shirley Faye Bruner, Oklahoma City; two sons, Randall "Randy" Myers, Wewoka, and Elmer "Bobby" Bruner Jr., Edmond; one brother, Jackson Payne, Tatums; one sister, Gertrude "Dee" Barkus, Oklahoma City; and six grandchildren.

3-31-99

Charles Bruton

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Charles William Bruton, 76, are scheduled for Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Dave Karges officiating.

Memorial services were held Dec. 14, 1998 at First Presbyterian Church in St. Cloud, Minn. under the direction of Benson Funeral Home, Minnesota.

Bruton died Dec. 4, 1998 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was born in New York to William J. and Anna Ruth (Suvada) Bruton.

He moved to Seminole in 1939, where he graduated from Seminole High School while living with Mamie, his aunt, and Con Long.

Bruton served six years in the Navy Medical Corps and as a Chief Petty Officer on duty with the Marine Corps.

He received his masters degree from Oklahoma A&M College (OSU) in 1952, the taught high school in Stillwater, and later in Tulsa.

Bruton moved to Minnesota in 1957, where he earned his doctorate in Biological Sciences from North Dakota State University in 1969, then retired Professor Emeriti in Biology after 25 years at St. Cloud State University in 1982.

He then became a realtor in the St. Cloud area. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and a trustee.

Bruton was also a Fourth Day member of Cursillo and Alcoholics Anonymous.

He married Bevery D.Sawyer on May 7, 1944 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, New York. She survives him of the home.

Bruton was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Margaret.

Other survivors include one daughter, Constance Youel, Seattle, Wash.; one son, Robert Ramsey, Minnesota; one brother, John Bruton, Bradenton, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Seminole, or the donor’s choice.

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Percy Bryan

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for Percy Leon Bryan, 71, brother of Seminole residents, were held Saturday at South Rock Creek Baptist Church.

Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Bryan died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born July 13, 1927 in Pampa, Texas, to Dale Wesley and Della May (Wardlow) Bryan.

Bryan attended school in Liberal, Kan., and served in the US Army Airborne from May 1, 1946 to Nov. 1, 1947 during World War II.

He was a retired drilling superintendent in the oilfields and worked overseas.

Bryan had lived in the Shawnee area since 1961, and was a member of India Temple Shriners of Oklahoma City, Elks Lodge #657, VFW of Shawnee, Masonic Lodge #476 and was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason in McAlester.

He married Myrtle Staker on March 2, 1946. She preceded him in death Jan 1, 1995.

After her death, he married Mellba Carnes (Bridges) Bryan on Oct. 13, 1998. She survives him of the home.

Bryan was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Other survivors include his sons, Dennis Bryan, Shawnee, Bruce Bryan, New Iberia, La., Clyde Bryan, Earlsboro, Mike Bryan, Eufaula; three stepchildren, Ronald Carnes, Tecumseh, Gary Carnes, Okmulgee and Deborah Smith, Owasso; one brother, Herbert Bryan, Stillwater; sisters, Bonnie Cooper, Tulsa, AlicMarie Hall, Seminole, Emma Johnston, Coffeyville, Kan., Linda Floyd, Seminole and Vickie Stapp, Tecumseh 10 grandchildren five great-grandchildren, and nine step-grandchildren.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy be made to the India Temple Shriners, the Masons or the Elks.

Sept. 28, 1999

 

Evelyn Bryant

EMMITT, Idaho ¾ Funeral services for former Seminole resident Evelyn Bryant are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Emmitt Cemetery.

Burial will be under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel.

Bryant died Monday at Emmitt Care Center.

She was born Aug. 9, 1916, in Dennison, Texas, to Robert and Katie (Smith) Ivey.

She grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole High School.

She married Vincent Bryant while still living in Seminole; they moved to Arizona. She also lived in California before moving to Idaho in 1978.

She was preceded in death by her husband; he died in 1993.

Survivors include three children, Phyllis Adcock, Rosemont, Calif., Billy Bryant, Emmitt, and Martha Frazier, Payette, Idaho; three brothers, Bob and Bill Ivey, both of Emmitt, and Ray Ivey, California; three sisters, Anita Strahan, Emmitt, Jean Keener, Rosefield, Calif., and Velma Anson, Seminole; 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Leon, George and Fred Ivey; and two sisters, Mildred Wright and Margaret Collins.

 

3-9-99

Rev. Charles Bryant

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Rev. Charles Edward Bryant Sr., 54, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at FIrst United Methodist Church, Wewoka.

Rev. E.G. Bert of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Bryant died March 5, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept, 2, 1944 in Calhoun Falls, S.C.

A minister at Little Rose Missionary Baptist Church, Muskogee, Bryant was also a member of Livingston Lodge #175.

He is preceded in death by his parents

He is survived by his wife, Kaye of the home, five daughters, Karissa and Kelsey, of the home, Shanna Hodge, Cleveland, Ohio, Denise Dindy, Tulsa, Michelle Richison, Tahlequah: six sons, Charles and Chase, Wynnewood, Harold Stewart, Atlanta, Ga., Steven Thornhill and Ryan Smith, Oklahoma City, and Edward D. Moore of Lone Grove; brothers, Billy Grant, Anderson, Ga. and M.C. Sanders, Calhoun Falls, S.C.; one sister, Willie Mae Tatum, Calhoun Falls, S.C.; and nine grandchildren.

3-12-99

Gladys Bullard

Funeral services for Seminole native Gladys Bee (Summers) Bullard, 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Richard Stillwell will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bullard died Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at University Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born July 13, 1928 in Seminole to J.G. and Jessie Lee (Dillard) Summers.

Bullard had resided in Shawnee since 1959.

She retired from Southwestern Bell in 1983 after 24 years of service.

Bullard was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Earlsboro, and the Telephone Pioneers.

She married Delbert Allen Bullard on July 16, 1943 in Richmond, Calif. He survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sandra Bullard, Shawnee and Victor and LaQueta Bullard, Marietta; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherrian and Melvin Carter, Shawnee; one sister, Lois Wilkerson, Seminole; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Summers, Seminole, and Sandra Costa, Manteca, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grand-children and a host of nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers are listed as Jerry Corona, Jason Little, Brian Thompson, O.D. Wilkerson, Jimmie Wilkerson and John Carter.

Honorary bearers include Joe Carter and J.D. Carter.

 

Bullard

Charles Bundy

Funeral services for former Bowlegs Public School Superintendent Charles Bundy, 58, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ada.

Rev. Mick Snider, Rev. Roy Robertson and Rev. Lonnie Donaldson will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Bundy died Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at an Ada Hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1940 in Ada to Cleo and Lorene Dansby Bundy.

Bundy graduated from Ada High School, and from East Central University. He received a master’s degree in counseling from Central State University and his Administrator’s Degree from Oklahoma State University.

A veteran, he served in the US Air Force for four years.

Bundy served in public education for 28 years, retiring in 1997 as superintendent of Bowlegs Public Schools after eight years of service.

He attended First Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

He married Novella King on June 17, 1962. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Lindel Bundy, Ada and Trent Bundy, Elmore City; two daughters, Larna Bundy, Ada, and Treva Bundy, Bentonville, Ark.; three sisters, Clarene Land, Oklahoma City, Barbara Bess, Seminole and Nelma Groves, Shawnee; two brothers, Billy Bundy, Ada and Mark Bundy, Shawnee; his mother, of Seminole; and five grandchildren.

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Ed Burchfiel

Funeral services for former employee of The Seminole Producer and former co-owner of The Wewoka Times Ed Burchfiel, 87, are scheduled for11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Cordell.

Interment will follow at Lawnview Cemetery under the direction of Loftiss Funeral Home.

Burchfiel died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999.

He was born Nov. 21, 1911, and worked as a journalist for 59 years at 14 different papers.

Burchfiel began his career at the Tulsa World as a 17-year-old office boy. During high school, he worked for The Seminole Producer, and after graduating, went to work for the Bristow Daily Muskogee Daily Phoenix.

Burchfiel left the Phoenix in 1942 to work as a copy editor for the Baltimore Evening Sun. He returned to Oklahoma City in 1943 to take a job with United Press.

In 1947, Burchfiel left United Press to join a partnership. For the next few years, he worked at Claremore, Pauls Valley, Wewoka and Frederick.

Burchfiel was owner or part owner of six of the papers where he worked, including The Wewoka Times.

He purchased the Cordell Beacon in 1969, where he remained as owner and publisher until selling it in 1987.

Burchfiel was the 1983 recipient of the Beachy Musselman Award, was inducted to the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1985 and was presented the H. Milt Phillips Award in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, who died May 5, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Watkins, Hobart; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

5-12-99

Maxine Burchfiel

Word was just received of the death of former Wewoka Times-Democrat co-owner Maxine Burchfiel, 77.

Services were held May 8, 1999 in Cordell under the direction of Jack Loftiss Funeral Home.

Burchfiel died Wednesday, May 5, 1999 in Cordell.

She was born Aug. 24, 1921, and received a degree in business and home economics from Southwestern State College.

She was employed as a teacher and at the state department before working for Sohio Petroleum Co.

On Jan. 14, 1956, she married Ed Burchfiel and began her newspaper career.

Her husband and Ken Reid, both publishers of the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat, purchased the Wewoka Daily Times-Democrat.

The couple operated the Wewoka paper for one year before moving to Pauls Valley to take over operation of the Daily Democrat.

In 1969, the Burchfiels purchased the Cordell Beacon, where they remained until selling it in 1987.

Burchfiel was active in the Cordell community, serving on the board of the Washita County Historical Society and as a member of the Business and Professional Women.

12-10

Jack Burchfield

Graveside funeral services for Wewoka native Jack Dempsey Burchfield, 78, of Norman, were held this morning at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service, Norman.

Burchfield died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999 in Norman.

He was born May 18, 1921 in Wewoka to Paul and Grace (Gray) Burchfield.

Survivors include one sister, Ruth Martin, Shawnee, and one nephew, Rick Martin.

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Cynthia Burgess

Graveside services for Seminole native Cynthia Lee Burgess, 39, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Lasley-Coker family cemetery.

Burgess died Monday, March 29, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 13, 1960 in Seminole to Russell Chink Burgess and Marjorie Dayton.

Burgess was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her father, of Shawnee; three sons, Brandon Lee Bradford, Oklahoma City, Tazman Brannon, Earlsboro, and Anthony Bradford, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Victoria Levon Bradford, Oklahoma City, and Marquita Brannon, Earlsboro; and one sister, Sherry Burgess, Dexter, N.M.

Casket bearers are listed as Joe Bear, Daniel Franco, Anna Franco, Angel Sylvia, Derek Vigil, and Brandon Vigil.

11-16-99

Frankie "Buck" Burgess

Funeral services for Konawa resident Frankie Earl "Buck" Burgess, 47, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at High Springs Indian Church.

Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Bill Hobla will conduct the services.

Night services are set for 6-8 p.m. tonight at Pickard Funeral Chapel, and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Burial will follow the Thursday service at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Burgess died on Sunday Nov. 14, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born on June 26, 1952 in Konawa to Juanita and Anderson Burgess.

Burgess was a Konawa resident for most of his life and he worked in carpentry and maintenance.

He served in the Army during Desert Storm and was a member of VFW Post 11194.

Burgess was a member of High Spring Church.

He was married to Mary Ann Burgess in Wewoka on March 11, 1988; she survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father and one infant sister.

Burgess is also survived by his mother; three brothers, Sonny Burgess, Leo Burgess and Amon Burgess of Konawa; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Alan Foster, Herman Foster, Adam Foster, Bill Foster and Edward Factor.

Honorary pallbearers and flag folders will be from VFW Post 11194.

Oct. 3, 1999

 

Hiram ‘Sarg’ L. Burgess

MAUD ¾ Graveside funeral services for Hiram "Sarg" L. Burgess, 80, a Maud area resident, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery.

Rev. Jim Kirkendall will officiate, with burial under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Burgess died Thursday at his home at Harjo.

He was born Dec. 11, 1918, in Roanoke, Ala. He served in the US Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.

Burgess was retired from the military and air craft maintenance at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City.

He was a member of the Earlsboro First Baptist Church and Tecumseh American Legion.

He married Mamie Gertrude "Gertie" Swarb on March 25, 1974, in Hazel Green, Ala. She died Aug. 24, 1997.

Survivors include his son, Dennis Burgess, Atlanta; two daughters, Frances Morman, LaGrange, Ga., and Sandra Umberandt, Toccoa, Ga.; three stepsons, Eston Swarb, McLoud, Harold Swarb, Maud, and Ken Swarb, Monahans, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

9-22-99

Perry Burleson

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Perry Burleson, 82, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl B. Whitfield will officiate at the services. Interment is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A resident of Senath, Mo., Burleson died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at Paragould Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

He was born March 7, 1917 in Depew to James Victory Burleson and Sarah Jane (Wilson) Burleson.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired Civil Service employee.

Survivors include two sister, Margaret Hon, Truman, Ark. and Pearl Irene Hopkin, LeMassa, N.Mex.

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Walter Burleson Sr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Walter Preston Burleson Sr., 95, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Burleson died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999 at Holdenville Hospital.

He was born June 30, 1904 in Hamilton, Ala., to Bark and Cora (Braswell) Burleson.

Burleson had lived in Seminole County for more than 80 years, moving here from Alabama.

A pumper for Midcontinent and Sun Oil companies for 38 years, he retired in 1969.

Burleson belonged to the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

He married Gladys (Beaver) Burleson in 1972 in Seminole County. She survives him of the home.

Burleson was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruby Ora (Boatman) Burleson on Jan. 27, 1972; and two daughters, Euala May Sawyer in June, 1999 and Earnestine Gentry on July 4, 1996.

Other survivors include two sons, Walter J. Burleson, Drumright and J.W. "Dub" Burleson, Sherman, Texas; three daughters, Reba Harris, San Angelo, Texas, Imogene Nelson, Ada and Nona Sue Venegas, Bryan, Texas; three stepchildren, Wilma Smart, Wewoka, Vernon Beaver, Oklahoma City, and Albert Beaver, Wewoka; one brother, Virgil Burleson, Wewoka; one sister, Euala Hester, Louisville, Ken.; 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren.

12-28

Fern Burns

Funeral services for Bowlegs resident Fern (Walker) Burns, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Bro. Art Coffee will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Ong Cemetery.

Burns died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999.

She was born Oct. 25, 1921 in Maud to Body and Gussie Jones Walker.

Raised in Bowlegs, Burns was a graduate of Bowlegs High School before moving to Borger, Texas, where she was employed as a store clerk.

After retiring in 1982, Burns returned to Bowlegs, where she lived at the time of her death.

She married W.K. Burns on July 26, 1938 in Seminole. He preceded her in death.

Burns was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Don Henry Burns; one daughter, Gloria Fern Murry, two brothers, Don Walker and James Walker; four sisters, Pauline Arthur, Joann Smith and two infant sisters; and one grandson.

Survivors include two sons, William L. Burns, Konawa and Jerry L. Burns, Seminole; one daughter, Joyce Ann Brooks, Bowlegs; one sister, Virginia Waug, Ft. Collins, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as grandsons.

7-9-99

Ruby Burton

Funeral services for long-time Seminole County resident Ruby Lee Hale Burton, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout Chapel in Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Burton died Thursday, July 8, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born Oct. 16, 1914 in Hazel to Luther Hale and Janie Lee (Hayes) Hale.

She was raised in Hazel and attended Butner Schools.

In 1932, she married B. Martin in Hughes County; he preceded her in death.

In 1964, she married George Burton at Shawnee; he survives her of the home.

Burton worked for 15 years as a cook for many cafes in the Seminole County area.

She retired in 1968 and moved to Wynnewood, but returned to Seminole County in 1972.

Burton was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, one daughter, Faye Jewell Martin, one grandson, Jimmy Murray, two brothers, Marvin Hale and Lonnie Hale, and one sister, Idella Gains.

Other survivors include two sons, Leonard "JD" Martin and Alvie Martin, both of Wewoka, three daughters, Ella Mae Murray and Juanita Mathews, both of Wewoka and Vera McDonald, Shawnee.

Other survivors include four brothers, Eugene Hale, Elmore City, Willie Hale, Sallisaw, J.R. Hale, Seminole and Bobby Hale, Wewoka; two sisters Thelma Cox, Pixley and Mary McMullins, Wewoka; 20 grand children, 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Burton’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers and her great grandsons will serve as honorary bearers.

 

Burton

8/08/99

Rex McDonald Bush

Funeral services are set for Seminole resident Rex McDonald Bush, 80, at 2 p.m. Monday at the Seminole Elk’s Lodge.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Carl Whitfield under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Trace died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999.

He was born May 15, 1919 in Stafford, Kan., to James Henry Bush and Eliza (Elder) Bush.

Bush married Stella L. Dougless on Feb. 6, 1946.

He moved to California and worked as a transportation superintendent for an oil comp-any until retirement in 1968.

Bush owned a business in Springdale, Ark., for 16 years before returning to Seminole.

He served as a Sergeant in World War II as a member of the Army Air Corp.

Bush was a member of the Baptist Church, the Seminole Elks Lodge and the American Legion.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Bush is survived by his wife, two sisters, Amy Reilly of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mildred Houston, N.C.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

8-12-99

Cecile Butler

 

Funeral services for Cecile Louise (Butner) Butler are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Wallace McRay and Roy Hannah will officiate and internment will be at Butner Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral home.

Butler, 88, died on Wednesday Aug. 11, 1999 in Ardmore.

She was born July 8, 1911 in Wewoka to Jim and Neeley (Thurmond) Butner.

Butler was raised in Butner were she graduated from high school.

She married Charley Daniel Butler on Dec. 24, 1930. He preceded her in death.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Elva and Ray Butner and one sister, Opal Pollard.

She is survived by her two sons Harold Butler of Ardmore; Wilbur Butler of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, 10 great-grand-children and three great-great grandchildren.

The Pallbearers will be Steve Butler, Jeremy Soper, Jeff Butler, Kyle Soper, Chet Butler, Randy Butler, Skip Butler and Greg Hawkins.

The Honorary Pallbearers will be James Hart, Howard Nall, Glenn Jeffery and Joel Keese.

 

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Edith Butler

Graveside funeral services for Wewoka resident Edith Marie (Phillips) Butler, 87, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate at the service. Interment will follow under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Butler died Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Center.

She was born June 22, 1911 in Altus, Ark., to J.B. and Laura Ann (Karr) Phillips.

She lived in Altus until 1931, moving to Wewoka where she lived and worked to Allen’s Ready to Wear until 1946.

In 1975, Butler moved to Pottsboro, Texas, and returned to Wewoka in 1991, where she was a resident at Wewoka Nursing Center.

She married Johnnie T. Butler in January, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1986.

Butler was also preceded in death by her father in 1940, her mother in 1946; eight sisters and seven brothers.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. J.W. Brooks and Randy Brooks, both of Wewoka.

 

Sept. 17, 1999

Funeral Services Set for Local Doctor, Education Supporter

Funeral services have been set for longtime Seminole optometrist and education proponent Dr. Hubert L. Callaway.

Callaway died Wednesday at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 79.

His services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery.

In addition to conducting an optometry practice in Seminole since 1951, Callaway was a community leader and outspoken supporter of Seminole education for nearly 50 years.

He was instrumental in keeping Seminole State College from closing during the early years when it was separated from Seminole High School.

He served for many years on the Seminole school board and as a member of the college’s Board of Regents.

"I always have had an interest in schools and good education," Callaway said in a 1960s newspaper story about his service on the school board.

"I have worked with other members to move the Seminole school system forward with the resources made available to us.

"I feel that we have a good school system."

Callaway was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Selda, Mo., to Orie Judd and Edith (Farris) Callaway.

He was a football star at Muskogee High School, named to two All State teams, and won a football scholarship to the University of Oklahoma.

He entered the US Army after two and one-half years at OU, and served with the artillery three years in Europe.

During World War II, he was awarded four battle stars: the Air Offensive of Europe, the Normandy Invasion, Rhineland Service, and Central Europe Action along with the Distinguished Unit Badge during the Battle of the Bulge.

He married Mary Nell Henry on April 15, 1948, in Muskogee; she survives him, of the home.

He was a member of the Seminole Elks and Kiwanis. He was a life member of the American Optometric Association and was a trustee and elder of Seminole’s First Presbyterian Church.

He also served on the boards of Campfire Girls, Boy Scouts and the Seminole PTA.

Callaway was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, E. Farris Callaway.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include their son, Lee Callaway, Ponca City; their daughter, Kelly Burgar, Parker, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Amy and Lisa Callaway and Holly Brockett.

Pallbearers include Steve Nelson, Glen Carrell, Bob Davis, Ed Hardin, Cliff Pearson and Herman Ritchie.

Honorary pallbearers will include Ted Phillips, Doyle Johnson, Vernon Staley, Phillip Parks, Clarence Clark, Jim Schulze, Travis McMahan, Dr. J.D. Wood, Charles Johnston, Baxter Hammons and the Seminole Kiwanis Club.

 

 

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Aaron Calvert

 

Funeral services for Wewoka Aaron Clester Calvert are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Chapel in Wewoka.

Calvert died on Thursday Aug. 12, 1999 at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1921 in Ada to William Spencer and Allie (Hopkins) Calvert.

Calvert was raised in Ada and west Texas and attended school in Ada.

He served in World War II and returned to Wewoka before moving to Texas where he worked in the oil field until his retirement in 1976.

He remained a Wewoka resident until the time of his death.

Calvert married Cecilia Lou Patty Sneed of Wewoka on April 19, 1984 she survives him of the home.

Calvert is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers Thomas, Cotton, C.M. "Sonny" and Red Calvert and one grandson.

Other survivers include his children Judy Barclay of Marietta, Ca., William Gallegas of San Diego, Ca., step-children Lynn Marino of Phoenix, Ar., Donald Bryant, Holdenville, Donna Lawrence, Kingfisher, Darra Geutry, Holdenville, Shirl Abbiss, Wewoka and Judy Long, Channel View; two brothers, A.D. Calvert, of Wewoka and Coleman C. Calvert of Holdenville; one sister Wanda Sherfield of Kilgore, Texas; two grandchildren and one great-grand child.

 

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Chiefton Camp

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Chiefton Camp, 34, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home.

Revs. Leon Postoak and Houston Tiger will officiate at the services.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. tonight at Stout Funeral Home.

Camp died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 4, 1965 to Sonny and Elizabeth (Harjo) Camp in Wewoka.

Camp attended school in Wewoka and Konawa, then moved to Oklahoma City for a short time.

He married Elizabeth C. Allen on May 17, 1986 in Atoka. She survives him of the home.

Camp was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Camp.

Other survivors include three children, Cedric Lee Camp, Clifton Camp Jr., and LaFiammia C. Camp, all of the home; his mother, of Wewoka; and nine sisters, Christine Camp, Sarney Camp, Rogenia Camp, Carmen Lou Camp, Donna Faye Camp, Amone Camp, all of Oklahoma City, Monroe Camp, Kansas City, Mo., Jannie Porter, Ada and Patsy Wolf, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are listed as Cedric Camp, Roddick Harrison, Sarney Camp, Amone Camp, Jonathan Allen and Lucas Camp.

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Ralph Campbell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ralph Henry Campbell, 62, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, Maud.

Campbell died Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was born June 9, 1937 in St. Louis to John M. and Alma (Sartors) Campbell.

A self-employed dry wall contractor, he was married to Betty (Garner) Campbell. She survives him of the home.

Campbell was preceded in death by his father, and two brothers, Ronald and Hoyt Campbell.

Other survivors include his mother, Alma Campbell, Tecumseh, four sons and daughters-in-law, Cullen R. and Sandra Campbell, J. Brent and Subrena Campbell, Darin K. and Cherrie Campbell and R. Grant Campbell, all of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Max Campbell, Houston, Texas and Jerry Campbell, East Bend, N.C.; and six grandchildren, David, Dara, Rachelle, Jonathan, Scott and Josh.

Casket bearers include Hulett Edgmon, Henry Kimmel, Larry Moyer, John DeHart, Charlie Richey and Denver Chekk.

Honorary casket bearers include Gary French, Jimmy Lynn Austin, Bobby Davis, Charles Fixico, Jim Stowe, and all his golfing friends from Seminole and Hillcrest Golf Club.

At the family’s request, donations may be made to the Cancer Services, Inc., 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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Tyler Campbell

Graveside services for Konawa resident Tyler Paul Campbell, three month old son of Gregory Campbell and Angela Williams, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. will officiate at the services.

Campbell died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999 in Konawa. He was born May 12, 1999 in Shawnee.

Survivors include his parents and one brother, Cristian Campbell, of the home.

Jimmie "Ozvna" Carbitcher Jr.

Gone is a loving husband, dear father, tender grandparent and a wonderful friend. A quiet man who helped many, never asking for anything in return.

A leader of his family with a kind and gentle nature, soft-spoken with a mischievous smile who will be greatly missed in the lives of those that knew and loved him.

Life-long Seminole county resident Jimmie "Ozvna" Carbitcher, 69, will be laid to rest on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.

He will be taken to his home southeast of Bowlegs at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Wake services will be conducted until his burial. An all-night vigil will be held Wednesday evening starting at 7 p.m.

Rev. Dave Bowlegs and Bro. Russell Coker will officiate the services. Burial will follow in the Jimmie Carbitcher family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Carbitcher died Monday, November the 8th, 1999, at Seminole Medical Center after a lengthy illness with leukemia.

He was born April 9, 1930 in Bowlegs to Jimpsey and Sallie (Narcomey) Carbitcher; they precede him in death.

Those who knew Carbitcher, knew him best as "Ozvna," his given Indian name.

In 1949, he married Nancy Mae Deere in Seminole; she survives him of the home.

Carbitcher attended Bowlegs public schools and Jones Academy. He trained in upholstery in Talihina.

He worked throughout his life as a common laborer. A retired auto mechanic and a man of many talents, there were not many jobs he attempted that he could not complete. He worked a short time for Seminole County as a road grader. He also worked cattle and farmed part of his life.

Carbitcher was a reserve Deputy Sheriff for Seminole County in years past.

He was the coordinator for Seminole Nation’s tribal stickball games.

Carbitcher was a member of Mekusukey Baptist Church where he come to enjoy church songs, hymns, and gospel singing.

He reared his children in the Bowlegs area in the tradition of the Seminole tribal methods. He lived the ways of the Seminoles, intermingling his life with that of the world around him.

Carbitcher handcrafted traditional yarn belts and enjoyed attending stomp dances where he was a dance leader for many years. He followed the customs of the ancient Seminoles in the dances he led.

One of his favorite past times was playing with his grandchildren, and following their school and extracurricular activities. He enjoyed teaching them the Seminole language and customs of their ancestors.

Carbitcher will follow the Seminole tribal custom through his funeral services and burial.

Survivors include four sons and daughter-in-laws, Freeland "Rusty" and Shalah, Stroud, Jimpsey and Vicky, Cedar Hill, Texas, Cooky "Toby" and Shellie Lynn (Neighbors), and Younger "Sonny" and Karen (Factor), of Seminole; six daughters and son-in-laws, Pat Larney, Midwest City, Betty Jean "Tina" and Gene Wahweah, El Reno, Marina Brown and Roger Butler, Tecumseh, Dora Mae and Dave "Roman" Hill, Serena and Dewayne Scott, and Nettie and David W. Haney Sr. of Seminole.

Carbitcher left behind 38 grandchildren, Sean Chalepah-Heagg, Shawnee, Michael Hill and Raney Fixico, Holdenville, Samuel and Christy Wahweah, Oklahoma City, Gene and Stephanie Wahweah II, El Reno, RaeLynn Butler, Tulsa, Lisa Carbitcher and Larry Berryhill, Wilson, Jimpsey Carbitcher, Wetumka, Tia, Gannon and Shannon Brown, all of Tecumseh, Vanessa Henneha, Weleetka, Sarah Haney, Oklahoma City, David Wayne and Lindsey Haney, Edmond, Charlotte Smith, Wetumka, Jessica Neighbors, Wagner, Tammy Reese, Texas, Tiffany and Jake Carbitcher, Konawa, Michelle Burden, Limestone, Shirlene and Donny Cofer, Katie and Larry "Sonny" Phillips, Darlene Carbitcher, Sally Wind, Jack, Issac, Davy "Buffalo," Natasha, and Kristy Hill, Leonard Henneha Jr., Tiesha and Mindy Scott, David William Haney Jr., Jason, Robert "R.J.," Shenna, Monroe, Brandon, and Katie Carbitcher, all of Seminole.

He has 13 great-grandchildren, Quinten Wahweah, Oklahoma City, Chris Cofer, Donovan and Kelsey Phillips, Wynter, Summer, Marion, and Christian Wind, all of Seminole, Lyndsey Dennison, Sapulpa, Alesha and Matthew Hill, Bowlegs, Marissa Berryhill, Wilson, and Chloe Haney, Edmond.

Other survivors include two sisters, Mary Jane Harjo, Bowlegs, and Srophonia Brown, Tahlequah; two brothers, Lewis Wise and Babe Adams, Seminole; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and special long-time friends, Edna Gourley of San Francisco, Calif., Dan and Lucille Reynolds of Seminole as well as many, many others.

Those who precede Carbitcher in death are one son, Monroe, died Oct. 31, 1964 at the age of three; a toddler grandson, Frederick "B.J." Brown, on Nov. 6, 1979; two sisters, Ruth Walker and Lena Jones; two brothers, Webster and Andy Wise.

Pallbearers include Junior Graves, Doug Ridge, Bill Burns, Frank Lena, Henry Yargee, Charles Troglin, Tom Luna, and Bob Northcott.

Honorary pallbearers include son-in-laws Gene Wahweah, Dave Hill, David Haney Sr., Roger Butler, Dewayne Scott, and nephew Raymond Harjo.

 

 

Gladys Carpenter

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Gladys Marie (Gammon) Carpenter, 81, were held Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley officiated at the service. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Carpenter died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 at her home.

She was born May 9, 1918 in Konawa to C.E. and Stella (Hampton) Gammon.

A homemaker, Carpenter also worked at C.R. Anthony’s, Stanfield Drug Store and Granny Ferns.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active in the Adult F. department and the Doers Sunday School class.

She married Rip Carpenter on Aug. 21, 1937 in Ada. He survives her of the home.

Carpenter was preceded in death by her parents.

Other survivors include one son, Charles David Carpenter, Mustang; one sister, Ruby Morgan, Seminole; two granddaughters and one great-grandchild.

Casket bearers are listed as Matt Morgan, Sean Morgan, Chris Morgan, Jeff Morgan, Chris Hollars and Any Faught.

Honorary bearers include Ralph Caston, Bill Burton and the Doers Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

 

 

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Willis Carpenter

Graveside services for Willis Carpenter, 71, father and brother to Seminole County residents, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Prague Cemetery.

Bro. Tim Emmons will officiate the service under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague.

Carpenter died March 14, 1999 in Prague.

He was born September 30, 1927 in Welty, Oklahoma to Sam William and Lillie (Lacquement) Carpernter.

Carpenter worked in the oil field as a driller and tool pusher. He was a member of the American Legion Post 11, Prague.

Carpenter served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Myrtle Nolan on December 24, 1947. She survives him of the home.

Carpenter was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers.

Other survivors include four daughters, Donna Kubicek, Shawnee, Diana E. "Bodie" Quary, Prague, Juanita "Nita" Gregory, Maud, Jenny Collins, Prague; one son, Larry Carpenter, Prague; three brothers, Robert Carpenter, Prague, Calvin Carpenter, Cromwell, John Carpenter, Shawnee; one sister, Juanita Ellison, Prague; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren on the way.

Betty Carpitcher

Funeral services for Bowlegs graduate Betty Louise Carpitcher, 50, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thewarley United Methodist Church in Wetumka.

Rev. Houston Tiger, Pastor Gary Hawkins and Rev. Jack Davis will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at the Johnson family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Carpitcher died Saturday, July 3, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 11, 1948 in Talihina to Raymond Marcey and Susie Harjo, Shawnee.

Carpitcher was reared in California and later moved to Seminole County, and attended Bowlegs High School.

She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Kenneth Harjo, Barney Harjo and Solomon Harjo; and one sister, Lena Ponkilla.

Survivors are listed as one son, Daniel Wolfe, Earlsboro; four sisters, Arlene Davis, Wetumka, Christine McKinney, Earlsboro, Marilyn Toledo, Oklahoma City and Carol Harjo, McLoud; and three brothers, Richmond Harjo, Ft. Gibson, Michael Harjo, Muskogee, and Travis Harjo, Okay.

Pallbearers are listed as Marshall Ponkilla, Emerson Davis, Mark Wolfe, P.J. Wolfe, Buffalo Hill and J.R. Ponkilla.

Honorary bearers include Kenneth McCulley, Harry Harjo, Clarence Johnson, Brian Ponkilla, Dillan Ponkilla, Phillip Peacore, Eugene Harjo and Christopher McKinney.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Carrell

HOBBS, N.M. - Funeral services for Mary Caroline Carrell, 65, daughter of Callie White and sister of Nell Myrick, both of Seminole, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene.

Rev. Ken Yocom and Rev. Jim Gardner will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, Hobbs.

Carrell died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas.

She was born Jan. 16, 1934 in Abeline, Texas to Orin and Callie White.

Carrell was a bookkeeper for the New Mexico Junior College for 26 years before her retirement.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Hobbs.

She married Martin "Red" Porter Carrell on May 28, 1953 in Hobbs. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1998.

Carrell was also preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her mother, of Seminole; one son, David Eugene Carrell, Roswell; two daughters, Barbara Jean Haynie, and Dina McKinley, both of Hobbs; one step-daughter, Brenda Jones, San Angelo, Texas; one sister, Nell Myrick, Semnole; five brothers, Wallace White, Monument, Colo., Leon White, Capitan, N.M., Carol White, El Paso, Texas, Lloyd Carrell, Roswell, and Floyd Carrell, Odessa, Texas; and six grandchildren.

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Robert Carter

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Robert C. Carter, 73, were held at 2 p.m. today at Sandusky Avenue Christian Church in Tulsa.

Rev. Dan Wilson officiated at the service. Burial followed at Rest-haven Cemetery in Sperry under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

Carter died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999 in Locust Grove.

He was born May 24, 1926 in Seminole to Robert F. and Ella Carter.

He worked for many years in sales until his retirement.

Carter was married to Sandra Carter; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Garry E. Carter, and Larry C. Carter, both of Sperry; two daughters, Wanda Reamy Buchanan and Trish Buchanan, both of Tulsa; two brothers, O.N. Carter, Tulsa, and Frank Carter, Tecumseh; two sisters, Velma Fisher, Tulsa and Shirley Warden, Muskogee; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as grandsons, Brent Carter, Todd Carter, Jeff Carter, Gregg Carter, Waylon Reamy, Shane Reamy and Justin Carter.

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Alva Casey

Graveside services for Seminole resident Alva Boyd Casey, 86, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Steve Williams will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Casey died Wednesday, June 2, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 12, 1912 in Yellville, Ark. to Jasper Boyd and Florence Marie (Reed) Casey.

A veteran, Casey served in the US Air Force.

He lived most of his life in Seminole, operating a radiator business in Okmulgee, Seminole and Shawnee.

Casey was a member of the Church of God.

He married Georgia Ann Helfer in May of 1954. She preceded him in death on June 2, 1996.

Survivors include tow sons, Charles Casey, McLeod, Texas, and Wayman Casey, Moore; one daughter, Joyce Wood, Shawnee; one sister, Theone Greenhaw, Okmulgee; two brothers, Clifford Casey, Okmulgee and Arlie Casey, Tulsa; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers include Bob Williams, Mike Larocco, David Wright, Troy Dozier, Noel Miller and Leroy Lancaster.

 

 

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Betty Lou Casey

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Betty Lou Casey, 66, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The casket will be opened until service time, and not afterwards.

Casey died Thursday, June 24, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Seminole to Lester Marion and Mable Florence (Logan) Smith.

Casey retired from Wrangler as a division Trainer in December, 1998. He has 32 years of service with Wrangler.

She was a member of Ideal Street Baptist Church.

She was married to Billie "Gene" Casey on Sept. 1, 1949 in Van Buren, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1988.

Casey was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, L. C. Smith.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Terri and Debi Casey, and Kelly and Rita Casey, all of Seminole; one brother, Glen Smith, Maud; three sisters, Wanda Joyner, Perryton, Texas, Donna Hays, Houston, Texas, and Verna Dice, Seminole; and one grandson, Trent Casey, Seminole.

Casket bearers are listed as Joe Templeton, Doug Grady, C.D. Houck, Charles Johnson, Doug Kalicki and Don Sayre.

Honorary bearers include the rest of the Wrangler family.

 

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James Casey

Funeral services for James Delmer Casey, 65, brother of Seminole residents Wanda Adams and Imogene Austin, were held Tuesday afternoon at Parks Brother Funeral Home Chapel in Prague.

Rev. Waldo Young officiated at the service, assisted by Rev. Darrell Nease. Burial followed at Little Cemetery.

Casey died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999 in Midwest City.

He was born Nov. 24, 1933 in Subiaco, Ark., to Sol Bert Casey and Anna Jane (Quary) Casey.

A Prague resident since 1943, Casey worked for the Prague Public School System as a bus driver since 1986.

He was a member of the View of the Cross Freewill Baptist Church.

Casey married Catherine Ann Barber on Oct. 17, 1990 in Prague. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy Casey and Charles Casey, both of Shawnee; two stepsons, David Gayler, Ada, and Donnie Gayler, Lexington; four sisters, Retta Mae Oliver, Pearce, Ark., Wanda Adams, and Imogene Austin, both of Seminole, and Arletta Hensley, Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Kermit Casteel

Graveside services for Seminole native Kermit L. "K.C." Casteel, 71, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler.

Casteel died Friday, April 16, 1999 in Cushing.

He was born April 16, 1928j in Seminole to Joe and Sadie May (Michael) Casteel.

A Baptist, Casteel worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for many years before retiring in 1990.

He married Madalynne Hazel Talkington on March 2, 1973 in Ada. She preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 1994.

Casteel was also preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include one brother, Ellis Casteel, Seminole, and one special friend, Goldie Gaylord, Chandler.

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Blanche Chadick

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Blanche (Kent) Chadick, 75, were held today at Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Rev. Bob Dysinger officiated at the service. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Chadick died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was born June 21, 1924 in Abilene, Texas, to Joseph Howell and Viola (Carmen) Kent.

Chadick attended Abilene Schools before moving to Wewoka in 1945.

She retired from Big Yank after 22 years of employment, and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Wewoka.

She was married to Charles A. Chadick on June 26, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1997, after 52 years of marriage.

Chadick was also preceded in death by one sister, Roberta Cox, one brother, David Kent, and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include her children, Charles Chadick Jr., Seminole, Judy Bowling, Roland, Bill Chadick, Coppers Cove, Texas, Debbie Canary, Decatur, Ill., Alma O’Neal, Roland, Mamie Gambrell, Pocola, and Doris Khoury, Konawa; two sisters, Doris Mitchell, San Angelo, Texas and Sadie Summers, Abilene, Texas; two brothers, James Kent, Greensboro, N.C., and Herman Kent, Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were members of the VFW Post #1311.

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Wayne Chambers

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Wayne Chambers, 63, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Chapel.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Chambers died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 at Vencor Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 29, 1936 in Sasakwa to Benjamin Franklin and Lerah White Chambers.

A 1954 graduate of Sasakwa High School, Chambers pursued a career as a race horse jockey.

He rode in three Kentucky Derbys, 1960, 1964 and 1974. In 1964, he won fourth place.

Chambers won the Washington D.C. International in 1963. He retired in 1975.

Upon retirement, he made his home in Thomas until the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, of Holdenville; three brothers, Gerald Chambers, Oklahoma City, Glen Chambers, Lauafet, La., and Benny Chambers, Ruidoso, N.M.; and one sister, Velva Talley, Oklahoma City.

 

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Vivian Chapman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Vivian Chapman, 87, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearing Funeral Chapel.

Chapman died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999 at the Seminole Medical Center.

Dr. Jack Medlock will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Chapman was born Aug. 31, 1912 in Gainesville, Texas to Edgar Bruce and Allie Mae (Peavler) Bruce. She moved from Texas to Oklahoma in the 1920’s.

In 1929 she married Z. E. Edgell. She later married Dewey G. Chapman in Konawa on March 27, 1966; he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1995.

Chapman worked man years at Wacker’s lunch counter.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one infant son.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Walter Lee Edgell, Sparta, Wisc., Don and Gwen Edgell, Seminole and Leroy and Carol Edgell, Seminole; one brother, Edwin Bruce, Ventura, Calif., 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Betty Chase

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Betty Lou Chase, 75, of Norman, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Havenbrook Funeral Home, in Norman.

Rev. Joe Thompson will officiate at the service.

Chase died Sunday, July 25, 1999 at her home.

She was born May 21, 1924 in Norman to John Levi and Leona Elizabeth (Stogner) Bumgarner.

A 1942 graduate of Norman High School, she worked at Douglas Air Craft during World War II.

In years following the war, Chase raised a family and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, then a Master’s degree from East Central University.

She taught Spanish at Butner Schools, and also taught at Seminole High School and Seminole Junior College.

Her last 17 years of teaching was in California, before moving to Norman in 1984.

Chase was a member of the McFarlin Memorial Methodist Church.

She married James T. Chase on Oct. 6, 1945 in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

Chase was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Helen Lee Kammerlocher.

Other survivors include two daughters, Toni Carter, Norman, and Ricky Dell, Kokomo, Ind.; three brothers, John Bumgarner, Norman, Robert Bumgarner, Phoenix, Ariz., and Phillip Bumgarner, Braddenton, Fla.; one sister, Mary Ann Jahnke, Henderson, Nev.; and two grandchildren.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy be made to the McFarlin Memorial Methodist Church Building Fund., 419 S. University Blvd., Norman, 73069 or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, 73120.

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James ‘Jim’ Chase

Graveside services for former longtime Seminole resident James Edward "Jim" Chase, 61, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Cecil Spoonemore will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral home.

Chase died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at his home in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 7, 1938 in Seminole to Louis Elmer and Reetha Mae (Stephens) Chase.

A veteran, Chase was a US Army Sergeant, and retired from the military and Tinker Air Force Base.

After his retirement, he worked as an armed security man for Pinkerton Security, where he was a supervisor.

Chase was also a musician, and performed for many fundraisers.

He married Christa Friedlin Dorst on May 15, 1962 in Heilbronn, Germany. She survives him of the home.

Chase was preceded in death by his father; one son, Erich Von Chase, on Oct. 20, 1970; one brother, Charles Russell Chase, in 1983; and one sister, Barbara McGruder, in 1986.

Other survivors include his mother, of Seminole; three daughters, Manuela Chase, Christina Louise Chase and Angelique Corson, all of Oklahoma City; one brother, Louis Chase, Seminole; one sister, Pat Plumlee, Union, Mo.; one grandson and twin great-grand-children.

3-30-99

Ella Cheatham

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Ella Cheatham, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Clay will officiate at the services. Burial is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Cheatham died Sunday, March 28, 1999 in Springdale, Ark.

She was born Aug. 27, 1907 in Marshall, Ark., to Isaac Fuller.

She was the owner and operator of Cheatham Trucking Company, and was involved in the oilfield and housemoving business in Seminole.

A longtime resident of Seminole, she was a member of the Seminole Trinity Baptist Church until she moved to Springdale eight years ago.

Survivors include two sons, Burl Cheatham, Choctaw, And Bill Cheatham, Springdale; two brothers, Eugene Fuller and Junior Fuller, both of Okemah; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

2-17-99

Lillie Cherry

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Lillie Mae Cherry, 69, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Westwood Cemetery.

Overseer Donnie L. McKnight will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Cherry died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.

She was born Aug. 6, 1929 in Mangum to Leo and Tommie (Griffin) Young.

Cherry attended school in Mangum, and moved to Wewoka 37 years ago. She was a member of the Church of the Living God in Mangum.

She was married to John Cherry in 1947; he preceded her in death.

Also preceding Cherry in death were two sisters, Georgie Copeland and Birdie Lee Davis; and one brother, Ernest Young.

Survivors include two daughters, Janis Jackson, and Loretta Cherry, both of Dallas; two sisters, Katherine Miller, Oklahoma City, and Estina Smith, Elk City; and one brother, Oscar Young, Tucumcari, N.M.

 

6-6

Juanita Clark

Funeral services for Seminole County native Juanita Clark, 64, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Hitchite church.

Rev. Mike Harjo and Ted Underwood will officiate at the services.

Interment will follow at the Larney family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services were held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stout Chapel, and viewing will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Clark died Thursday, June 3, 1999 at Hillcrest Specialty Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born April 30, 1935 in Seminole County to Amos and Salina (Micco) Clark.

Reared in Seminole, she attended Eufaula Boarding School, Chilacco School and Strother Schools.

After moving to Tulsa, Clark remained a resident until the time of her death.

She was employed with Will Rogers Dry Cleaning for 16 years, retiring in 1996 due to illness.

Clark was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Norman Micco and two sisters, Sallie Larney and Serena Larney.

Survivors include one son, Clifford Clark, Tulsa; one sister, Katie Clark Harjo, Henryetta; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as David Horton, Ricky Deer, Russell Larney, William Larney, Billy Adkisson, and Reggie Barcindabar.

Honorary bearers include Michael Clark, Mitchael Clark, David Clark, and Ernest Daniels.

Bill Click

Graveside services for Konawa resident Bill G. Click, 55, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery.

Father Maurus Jaeb, O.S.B., will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Click died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999 in an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born April 23, 1944 in Virginia Beach, Va., to Dennis and Louise Click.

Raised in Prague and Oklahoma City, Click attended college at University of Oklahoma as well as Central State University in Edmond.

A veteran, he served in the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict and lived in Oklahoma City and Konawa most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Click, Oklahoma City and Lisa Click, Tecumseh; six brothers, Dennis Click, Tecumseh, John Click, Oklahoma City, Mike Click, Konawa, David Click, Piedmont, Steve Click, McAlester and James Click, Frisco, Texas; one sister, Helen Choate, Ardmore; and one grandchild.

 

9-16-99

Daisy Coker

Lifelong Seminole resident, Daisy Margaret Coker, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa.

She was cremated and the family will announce a memorial service at a later date.

Coker was born in Oklahoma City on Sept. 3, 1925.

She married William Clarence Coker in 1943 in Oklahoma City; he preceded her in death in 1984.

Coker is also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one son, Rocky Coker, Seminole, and one daughter, Helen Davies, Phoenix, Ariz.

12-12

Ivan Coker

Funeral services for Maud resident Ivan "Booger" Coker, 48, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Tim Martin will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at the Coker family cemetery.

Coker died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

He was born April 10, 1951 in Claremore to Wallace Cowan and Matilda Maxine (Coker) Cowan.

Coker attended Maud schools, then worked in the oilfields until he was disabled.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, who adopted him, Lucinda Coker, in February, 1983.

Survivors include his parents; one daughter, Lori Brewer, Maud; one brother, Wally Cowan, Maud; one sister, WaDean Cowan, Konawa; and one grandson.

Pallbearers are listed as Terry Harjo, David Bussey, Wendall Darnell, Mike Tallbear, Wally Cowan and Frank Williams.

Honorary bearers include Charley Vieux, Frank Rhodd, Albert Curley and Charley Williams.

07-01-99

John Coker

Funeral services for Konawa resident John Benjamin Coker, 73, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard Chapel.

Rev. Exie Fish will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Evening services are slated for 6 p.m. this evening at Pickard Chapel.

Coker died Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 8, 1925 in Konawa to Mamie and Rev. Daniel Coker.

A lifelong Konawa resident, he served in the US Army during World War II, and was a member of the High Springs Baptist Church.

Coker retired as a civil service worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Irene Armstrong, and one brother, Lewis J. Coker.

Survivors include three nephews, Bill Armstrong, Frank Armstrong and Danny Armstrong, all of Konawa; and five nieces, Betty Jean Burgess, of the home, Katie Harmon, Ada, Netty Mooreland and Edna Odell, both of Asher, and Karen Sue Coker, Geary.

Pallbearers at the chapel are listed as Donny Smith, Dorsey Nero, Clay Horton, Leo Burgess, Frank Burgess, and Kenneth Coker.

At the cemetery, Coker will have military pallbearers.

Honorary bearers include Bill Houston, George Coker, Bill Ellie, Joe Cully and Lucky Spooner.

6-30

Melvin Colbert

Graveside services for former longtime Seminole resident Melvin D. Colbert, 79, were held this morning at Rossville Cemetery in Rossville.

Chris Stinnett will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Colbert died Monday, June 27, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home, Okemah.

He was born March 27, 1920 in Rossville to Charly William and Hattie Belle (Davis) Colbert.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 25 years of service int eh payroll department, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Colbert was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Survivors include one sister, Orpha Stout, El Dorado, Kan.

1-20-99

Charles Colbert

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Charles Howard Colbert, 58, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church.

Rev. Larry T. Crawford will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Colbert died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999 at Vencor Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 27, 1940 in Seminole to Earl Maxwell and Pearl Lena (Mills) Colbert.

He attended Booker T. Washington School and Seminole High School.

Colbert was employed by J. D. Neese Used Cars and Tommy Sneed garage for many years before retiring due to health reasons.

He was a member of the National Guard and of the Galilee Baptist Church.

Colbert was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William Earl Colbert and James Earl Colbert.

Survivors are three sisters, Linda Minner and Edna Mae Wilson, both of Seminole, and Carolyn Smith, Hazen, Ark.

Casket bearers are listed as the Brotherhood of Galilee Baptist Church.

Honorary bearers include Reggie Knighton, Chauncey Cravens, Mark Reese, Walter Wilson, Johnny Littleton, Randy Winrow, Bill Snell, Thelmer Hood, Waldo Payne, Glenn Street, Kelvin Reese, Troy Newton and Alonzo Newton.

David Cole

Word was received today of funeral services for David Barney Cole, 35.

Cole lived in the northern part of Seminole County and was found dead last week near Earlsboro.

Funeral services were held Monday in the chapel at Fort Cobb Funeral Home.

Herman Hupp officiated; burial followed in Fort Cobb Cemetery.

Cole was born May 2, 1963, in Oklahoma City to Paul and Susie (Thomas) Cole.

He was raised at Jenks, where he attended school.

He was in the masonry construction business with his father and a member of the Church of God in Okemah.

Survivors include his three sons, Michael and twins Matthew and Mitchell Cole, all of the home; two daughters, Amanda and Melany Cole, both of the home; his parents of Okemah; two brothers, Rocky Cole of Gulfport, Miss., and Bill Cole, Okemah; one sister, Frances Lawrence, Bristow; one foster brother, Gary Huber, Dallas; and two half-brothers, Rick and Chuck Cole, both of Sacramento, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Barney and Ollie Cole and Bill and Grace (Kincy) Thomas.

 

11-28

Lucille Conger

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Lucille Conger, 89, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Mack Lyon will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Conger died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999 in Yukon.

She was born July 13, 1910 in Ola, Ark. to William and Carrie (Dixon) Newman.

Reared in Sasakwa, she attended Sasakwa Schools.

Conger moved to Wewoka, where she resided until moving to Yukon in January, 1999.

She married Albert "Bud" Conger on July 26, 1926 in Wewoka.

Survivors include one daughter, Lavenia Cross, Yukon; two sisters, Bessie Knight, Oklahoma City, and Katherine Krebs, Florida; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchil-dren and six great-great-grand-children.

Pallbearers are listed as Billy Bryant, Dennis Bicknell, Johnny Sexton, Thurman Conger, Travis Richmond and Jesse Sawyer.

Honorary bearers include Robert Hensley, Jim Bicknell and Judge Sawyer.

 

 

 

1-26-99

Edna Cook

Funeral services for Cromwell native Edna Mae Cook, 91, were held today at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Bill Roberts officiated at the service. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Cook died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at a Shawnee area nursing home.

She was born April 10, 1907 in Cromwell to Charles and Alice (Harper) Jones.

She attended Shawnee schools and moved to Tecumseh in 1939.

Cook was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, and worked for Harps and Douglas Aircraft.

She was a longtime member of the Tecumseh Roundup Club.

She married Oley Cook Sr. in 1923 in Shawnee. He preceded her in death.

Cook was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Willard E. Cook; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Oley Cook Jr., Tecumseh; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-children.

Wayland ‘Lynn’ Cooper

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Wayland "Lynn" Cooper, 92, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Cooper died Monday, April 19, 1999 in Wewoka.

He was born Nov. 6, 1906 to William Barton and Jennie Minerva (Oliver) Cooper in Cedar Vale, Kan.

He came to Wewoka at the age of four, and attended school at Twin Oak School.

Cooper grew up in Seminole County. He went to work in the oil industry, and worked for the Magnolia Oil Company and other companies all over the southwestern United States and Venezuela.

He moved to Colorado in 1954, where he worked for US Smelting Mining and Refining, and retired in September, 1969.

Cooper returned to Wewoka in 1971 and remained here until the time of his death.

He was married to Vera Mae Knight on April 4, 1935 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

Cooper was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Koski, Austin, Texas; seven brothers, Starling, Chester, Lawrence, Ellis, Ed, Leland and Bruce Cooper; two sisters, Grace Andrews and Emma Cooper; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

2-21-99

Mary Cooper

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mary Annie Cooper, 93, were held Saturday at Church of God in Christ.

Wilmer Cooper, of the First Baptist Church, Lima, officiated at the service. Burial followed at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Cooper died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Dec. 19, 1905 in Mira, La., and had lived in Wewoka for over 50 years.

Cooper was preceded in death by her parents, one son and her husband.

Survivors include four daughters, Cenola Dale, Henryetta Finney, Joyce Johnson and Pinky Cooper, all of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Cecil Cooper, Los Angeles, Calif., and Herbert Cooper and Henry Cooper, both of Wewoka.

Other survivors are six sisters, Gracie Turner and Bertha Love, both of Kansas City, Charlene Ellison, Sharon Kay Underdown, Wanzetta Ellison and Robin Ellison, all of Oklahoma City; 34 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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3/18/99

Harvey Cornelison

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Harvey Earl Cornelison, 74, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cornelison died Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Talihina Veterans Hospital.

He was born July 26, 1924 in Morris to Adda (Tunin) and Hubert Cornelison.

A veteran, he served in the 3rde Army, 12th Armored Division during World War II as a T-4 Staff Sergeant.

Cornelison and his brothers were the former longtime owners of Cornelison Engines in Seminole, before it closed in 1988.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Shawnee VFW, the Seminole American Legion and the 12th Armored Association.

Cornelison married Juanita Meeks on June 15, 1947 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include two sons, Steve Cornelison, Seminole, and Wade and Cindy Cornelison, Lufkin, Texas; and brothers and sisters, L.E. "Red" Cornelison, Claude Cornelison and Jean Parsons, all of Seminole; and two grandchildren.

3-11-99

Eli Cornelius

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Eli Cornelius, 69, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Snake Creek Church.

Interment will follow at Cornelius cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Cornelius died Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.

He was born April 17, 1929 in Seminole County to Barney and Martha (Hulbutta) Cornelius.

A veteran, he served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Cornelius was preceded in death by his parent, two brothers, Velma and Lee; two sisters, Irene and Lucy, and one son, Don.

Survivors include his wife, Nadine Cornelius, of the home; three daughters, Jana Baird, Norman, Beth Wolfe, Pryor, and Belinda Sutterfield, Newcastle; and two sons, Bill Snyder, Wellston, and James Cornelius, Wewoka.

Pallbearers are listed as his nephews. Honorary bearers include Leo Hulbutta and Lee Cloud.

8-17-99

Raymond Courtney

 

Funeral services for Seminole resident Raymond M. Courtney, 87, are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser conducting the service.

Burial will follow at Cupco Cemetery in Yanush.

Courtney died on Wednesday Aug. 18, 1999 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

He was born on May 27, 1912 in Blackgum, to William and Lilly Mae (Watson) Courtney.

He worked in the oilfield and as a rancher and farmer until retirement.

Courtney was a resident of Seminole county for 65 years.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

Cortney married Florence Mildred Mangum on Sept. 20, 1936. She preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1986.

Courtney was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Survivers inlcude two sons Larry and Steve Courtney of Yukon; two daughters Phyllis Hawkins, Choctaw and Ella Morrison, Seminole; two brothers J.V. Courtney, Baton Rouge, La. and Sam Courtney of Warsaw, Mo.; two sisters Ethel Roberson, Vian and Verlin Murry, San Demas, Calif.; nine grandchildren, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Wayne Webster, Raymond Webster, Clint Morrison, Dewayne Werich, Colby Courtney and Craig Webster.

9-21

Donna Cox

ELK CITY - Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Donna Kathleen Cox, 68, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Grandview Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Mark Little will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service.

Cox died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 23, 1931 in Quinton to Ruth (Bryant) And George Roberts.

A hairdresser for 35 years, Cox was a member of Grandview Assembly of God Church.

She was married to Robert M. Cox on June 26, 1975 in Norman. They had made their home in Seminole County for a while.

Cox was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Lela Wilkerson, Elk City, and Becky Wright, Duncan; one son, George Lozer, Shawnee; two stepdaughters, Erma Gilbreath, Maurice, La., and Ann Davis, Lake Wood, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

2-2-99

Melvin Craig Sr.

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Melvin Ray Craig Sr., 69, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Kellyville Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Craig died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999.

He was born May 27, 1929 in Kellyville to Brittain and Alice (Mayhan) Craig.

A Wewoka resident since 1993, Craig was raised in Okmulgee and Sapulpa areas, and moved to Bakersfield, Calif. in the late 1940’s.

A veteran, he served with the US Army during the Korean Campaign.

Craig was employed as a service mechanic for BLACO Corporation for 40 years.

Survivors include his children, Debbie Kaylor, Mary Byrd, Melba Cottrell, Melvin Ray Craig Jr., Allen Craig, Wanda DeShields, and Donna Craig, all of Wewoka; two brothers, Bob Craig, Clayton, and Alfred Craig, Wister; one sister, Essie Smith, Okmulgee; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

4-15

Jade Cross

Graveside services for Jade Nicole Cross, stillborn daughter of Jason and Lisa (Shelton) Cross, Seminole, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Survivors include her parents, of the home; Grandparents, Dennis and Loisetta Nix, Seminole, David Cross, Tecumseh, and David and Debbie Shelton, Seminole; and great-grandparents, Doyle and Leora Nix, Seminole, Sylvia Shelton, Wewoka, Leon and Bernice Cross, Bowlegs, and Betty Driver, Seminole.

1-8-99

Jewel Cross

Funeral services for Jewel Desma Cross, 90, mother of a Wewoka resident, are scheduled for 10:030 a.m. Monday at Okemah Church of Christ.

Robert Thompson will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Cross died Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 18, 1908 in Pleasant Oak to Wiley Byrd and Lizzie Romines.

A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of Okfuskee County.

She married Charlie A. Cross on Feb. 7, 1925. He preceded her in death.

Cross was also preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd Byrd, Bill Byrd, and Robert Byrd; and two sisters, Era Rogers and Edna Morphis.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth L. Cross, Oklahoma City and James D. Cross, Shawnee; five daughters, Helen Harris, Lake Jackson, Texas, Billie Atwood, Los Angeles, Patricia Horn, New Orleans, Glenda Reynolds, Lompoc, Calif., and Edith Loman, Wewoka; 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchil-dren and two great-great-grandchil-dren.

1-21-99

Charlotte Crudup

Funeral services for Seminole native Charlotte Crudup, 90, were held Wednesday morning at John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore.

Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Crudup died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999.

She was born Aug. 7, 1908 in Seminole to Mace and Dora (Morgan) Herndon.

Crudup was a member of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, and had donated over 3,000 hours of service to the Frederick Hospital in Frederick.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Franklin H. Wilder; second husband A.B. Crudup; sisters Venie Goodel and Hazel Eidson; and brothers Mace Herndon Jr., William Herndon and Aubray Herndon.

Survivors include one son, Benny Wilder; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

9-5

Ella Culbertson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ella Wynema Culbertson, 96, were held Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Rev. Lynn Borrego and Rev. Percy Jerkins officiated at the service. Interment followed at Oakland Cemetery in Warren Pa., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Culbertson died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She was born April 20, 1903 in St. Joseph, W. Va., to Frank A. Whan and Isabell Zeller.

A homemaker, Culbertson was a member of St. Mark’s, a 50-year member of the Grand Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and Order of the Amaranth.

She was married to John M. Culbertson; he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1980.

Culbertson was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters, longtime Seminole resident Virginia Parker and Edna Whan on Jan 22, 1997; two nephews, Richard Parker Sr. in February, 1997 and Dennis Parker, on May 16, 1980.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, Jo Anne Parker, Mary Bryan, Denise Templeton, all of Seminole, and Richard Parker Jr., Oklahoma City.

Other surviving nieces and nephews include Carl and Dough Eyler, Arizona; and several grand-nieces and –nephews.

Casket bearers were Eric Bryan, Jeremy Bryan, Dickey Bryan, Joe Templeton, James Parker and Richard Parker Jr.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy be made to a memorial fund at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 1304, Seminole, Okla., 74868.

3-2

Catherine Cummings

Funeral services for Catherine Cummings, 85, mother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Gary Hawkins will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Memorial services are set for tonight at First Indian Baptist Church, with tribal services set for Wednesday evening at the home of Edgar Ellis.

Cummings died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 at Semnole Medical Center Hospital.

She was born April 18, 1913 in Schegal to George and Jane Foster. She attended Musson Elementary School, Chilocco Indian Boarding School, Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan., and Bacone College in Muskogee, where she received an associate’s degree.

A homemaker, Cummings was a member of the First Indian Baptist church and had lived in Shawnee since 1970.

She was married to David J. Cummings; he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1992.

Cummings was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include one son, Boyd Cummings, Seminole; children from her husband’s previous marriage, including three sons, Richard Cummings, El Paso, Texas, Ellis Cummings, Oceanside, Calif., and Marcus Cummings, Colonial Heights, Va.; two daughters, Dale Knapp, Richmond, Va., and Ingred Tate, Chester Field, Va.; and several grandchildren.

 

5/12/99

Joy Cummings

Joy Elaine Phillips Cummings, former co-owner and longtime editor and writer for the Holdenville Daily News, died late Monday in Oklahoma City after a lengthy illness.

Cummings was born Oct. 8, 1928 in Holdenville, the daughter of Tom R. and Aldene Phillips.

Her parents were co-owners of the Holdenville Daily News, and she became co-owner after her father’s death in 1956.

Cummings was educated in Holdenville schools and at Gulf Park College, Gulfport, Miss., from which she received an associated of arts degree, and the University of Oklahoma.

While at OU, she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and a reporter for the Oklahoma Daily.

Cummings served as editor and news writer for the Holdenville Daily News for 25 years, from 1967 to 1992, during which time the newspaper won recognition and awards for excellence.

She trained a number of staff members who went on to further careers in journalism and was well loved and respected as a contributing member of her community.

She was the mother of five children and the grandmother of nine.

Her survivors include daughters, Roxanne and Larry Underhill, Oklahoma City, Stephanie and Rick Soskin, Minneapolis, Minn.; Felicia and Steven Smith, Grand Prairie, Texas and Alison Cummings and Bill DeVille, Minneapolis; one son, Tom M. Cummings, Oklahoma City; grandchildren Stephanie, Matthew and Diane Underhill, Oklahoma City, Marc, Joan and Ellen Soskin, Minneapolis, Julia Smith, Grand Prairie, and Jeffrey and Ryan Cummings, Delray Beach, Fla.

Other survivors include on sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Tom Massey, Midwest City; cousin and wife, Ted and Nancy Phillips, Seminole, two nieces, Lauren Massey, Virginia Beach, Va., and LaDonna Tebbe, Wichita, Kan.; and two nephews, Tom Massey, Panama City, Fla., and Phil Massey, Oklahoma City.

11-4

Owilda Cummings

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Owilda Navell Harris Cummings, 78, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Wewoka Church of Christ.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Cummings died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 during a surgery procedure at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 9, 1921 in Sasakwa to William Presley Harris and Ada Buchanan Cargill.

Cummings attended school at Culley Elementary, and graduated from Sasakwa High School.

She trained as a cosmetologist, and worked in Sasakwa for a short time before moving to Wewoka.

Cummings owned and operated Cottage Beauty Shop, and was honored by the State of Oklahoma Cosmetologists.

A longtime member of the Wewoka Church of Christ, she was baptized at an early age.

She was married to Paul Cummings in 1946; he preceded her in death in 1982.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Sue Smith and Peggy Gustin, both of Oklahoma City; one sister, Lillian Parks, Duncan; one brother, Doyle Harris, Elk City; three grandchildren and five great-grandchild-ren, and her companion, Ralph Roush.

4-6

Jerry Curtain

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jerry Dan Curtain, 62, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout Chapel in Wewoka.

Doug Arnold and Kellos Walker will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Curtain died Monday, April 5, 1999 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada.

He was born Jan. 25, 1937 in Holdenville to Lewis Levi and Martha (Styles) Curtain.

He was reared in Holdenville and graduated from Spaulding schools before moving to Wewoka.

A veteran, he served in the Armed Forces during the Korean Conflict.

Curtain worked in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s for the Wewoka Police Department, and was also a rancher and oilfield worker.

He was a longtime member of the Midway Baptist Church.

Curtain married Deanna Bryant on Dec. 21, 1963 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1979 and his mother in 1983, and one brother, Billy Don in 1986.

Other survivors include one special niece, Charlene Richards, of Wewoka.

Pallbearers are listed as O.R. Jackson, Pat Comstock, Nolan Robinson, Terry Heard, William Walker, and Leo Streater.

Honorary bearers are Durward Tucker, Ralph Roush, James Osborn, Benny Streater, Jack Bible, Jim Rogers, and Olen Arnold.

2-17-99

Jep Daniel

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Jep H. Daniel, 83, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dr. Frank Harber III will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Daniel died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999 at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

He was born Nov. 12, 1915 in Okay to Lettie Ann (Zackery) and Rufus Andrew Daniel.

He moved to Seminole from Muskogee 54 years ago.

An oilfield worker, Daniel worked as a driller, tool pusher and field superintendent.

He received hi 50 year pin in 1998 from the Masonic Lodge and was of the Baptist faith.

He married Inez Ross on July 5, 1962 in Ada. She survives him of the home.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Jack Daniel and Robert "Bob" Daniel.

Other survivors include three daughters, Kay Daniel Donald, Gilmer, Texas, Shange Daniel Loyd, Cedar Lake, and Patsy Daniel of the home; two sisters, Laura Breece, Muskogee and Bernice Johnson, Wagoner; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons.

10-19

Edna Darnell

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Edna Violet Darnell, 68, were held at 10 a.m. today at Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson officiated at the service. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Darnell died Oct. 16, 1999 at McAlester Regional Hospital.

She was born Dec. 26, 1930 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada to Carl and Christina (Albrecht) Schulz.

Raised in the area, she attended school in Maple Creek before moving to Oklahoma in 1948.

Darnell then moved to Border, Texas for a short time before moving to Cromwell in 1952.

A short time later, she moved to Wewoka where she began working for OG&E in 1953.

She was engaged to Gene Wheeler, who was her lifelong companion.

After working for 35 years, Edna retired in 1986. She remained in Wewoka during her retirement, until the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Christina Schulz, and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Denise Webb and her husband, Robert, McAlester; fiancé and longtime companion, Gene Wheeler, Wewoka; four grandchildren, Tracy Chambers, Timberon, Calif., Troy Stephens, Oklahoma City, Denise Webb, Pauls Valley and Rodney Webb, McAlester; two great-grandchildren, Brooke Webb and Brittany Webb, both of McAlester.

Other survivors are two brothers, Ivan Schulz, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Fred Schulz, New West Minster, British Columbia; and three sisters, Ida Dumount, Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, Elsie Seather, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada and Emma Wilson, Sunlake, Ariz.

Pallbearers were Troy Stephens, Rodney Webb, Gary Thomas, Richard Hickman, Charles Chance and J.M. Wendell.

Honorary pallbearers were Shelbey Burchett, Tim Anderson and Andy Anderson.

12-24-99

Jay Davenport

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jay Davenport, 84, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Eddie Neill will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Davenport died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999.

She was born June 30, 1915 in Buffalo, Texas to Lee and Cassie Carter Brooks.

Davenport had lived in San Diego, Calif., from 1939 until November, 1971, when she moved to Wewoka.

She was an active member of the Church of Christ.

She married Jess W. "Jack" Davenport on Aug. 27, 1939. He preceded her in death.

Davenport was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, John Brooks and Roy Brookos.

Survivors include two sisters, Vivian Clay, Sherman, Texas, and Jean Uptegraft, Wewoka.

Pallbearers are listed as members of the church.

9-21

Florence Davis

Graveside services for Seminole resident Florence Davis, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Doug Arnold will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Davis died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 17, 1909 in Delaware, Okla. To William T. and Anna (Redingote) Mills.

Davis was retired from Wewoka Housing Authority, where she had worked for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ira Davis in December, 1968; and one sister, Gladys Walker.

Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Yeager, Wewoka, and Ann Abel, Weiner, Ark.; five sisters, Edna Higdon, Hutchinson, Kan., Dorothy Davis, Midwest City, Mildred Roe, Aledo, Texas, Ida Mae Roe, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Imogene Esau, Hutchinson, Kan.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

 

9-7-99

Archie Davis

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Archie Davis, 89, are set for Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Spring Church with Billie Harjo, Franklin Harjo and Houston Tiger officiating.

The procession to Spring Church will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and all night services will follow.

Interment will be at the Davis family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Davis was born on July 8, 1910 in Seminole County to Sunday and Ilsy (Caesar Davis).

He was a member of the Rock Spring Indian Church and became an ordained deacon in 1972.

Davis Married Cindy Davis, who preceded him in death.

Davis was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Billy Davis, Barney Davis and Cheparney Davis; four sisters, Nancy, Mandy, Wisey Davis and Minnie Harjo.

He is survived by one sister, Cora Harjo, Sasakwa; one son Earl Davis, Sasakwa; two daughters, Sylvia Davis, Sasakwa and Cletus Wilson, Muskogee; one step-daughter, Hedy Davis, Seminole.

Pallbearers are listed as Glen Isham, Teddy Isham, Clifford Harjo, Curtis Wilson, Curtis Wilson, Jr., George Postoak, James Postoak, Eugene Harjo, Jimmy Harjo, Willy Harjo, Charles Davis, Abler Davis and David Postoak.

Honorary Pallbearers are listed as Tony Palmer, Lee Punka and Bunnie Carpitcher.

6-1

Curtis ‘Charley’ Davis

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Curtis "Charley" Davis, 64, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Ray Tainpeah will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at the Davis family cemetery near Sasakwa.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. tonight at the Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Davis died Saturday, May 29, 1999 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 20, 1934 in Lawton to Wilson and Stella (Harjo) Davis.

Reared in the Sasakwa area, he attended school at what is now known as Bacone.

Davis attended high school in Lawrence, Kan.

Living in Seminole and Hughes Counties, Davis also lived in Ohio for eight years and Tulsa for 23 years.

He moved to Holdenville in Dec. 1997. He was a Methodist.

Davis married Flora Butler in 1975; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Anthony Davis and Mickey Davis, both of Seminole, Kelly Davis, Konawa and Anson Davis, of the home; two daughters, Terri Davis Foster, Bowlegs, and Sherry Butler, Sapulpa; one sister, Virginia Tiger, Wetumka; one brother, Jeff Davis, Ada; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Kacey Foster, Cody Foster, Mickey Curtis Davis, John Tainpeah Jr., Shawn Dale West, and Danny Driskell.

Honorary bearers include Mickey Wilson Davis, Darrell Tiger, Kelly Davis, Jeffery Larney, Anson Rudolph Davis, Russell Tainpeah, Jai Tainpeah and Timothy R. Hooper.

 

 

12-8

Dora Davis

Funeral services for Seminole native Dora Mae Davis, 67, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Victory Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Lamar Cemetery east of Holdenville under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home in Del City.

Davis died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 21, 1932 in Seminole.

Davis attended church at Victory Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Ida (Johnson) Chotkey.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Davis, Wetumka, James Davis, Oklahoma City and Mark Davis, Shawnee; three daughters, Leslie Renose and Deana Davis, both of Oklahoma City, and Colleen Toney, Moore; one brother, Raymond Chotkey; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Flora Davis

The stepmother of Ronnie Harjo, Tony, Mickey and Kelly Davis, all of Seminole County, died Monday, July 19, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

Funeral services for Flora Mae (Butler) Davis, 50, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Davis was born May 30, 1949 in Talihina to Robert and Alice (Bighead) Butler.

She was reared in Hanna, where she attended school, then graduated from Holdenville High School.

Davis moved to Tulsa, then Sapulpa for many years before returning to Holdenville in 1997.

She worked at the Creek Nation Child Care Center, and was a member of the Peach Ground Ceremonial Grounds, near Hanna.

She married Charley Davis in 1975. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Butler, Sapulpa; one son, Anson Davis, of the home; four stepsons, Ronnie Harjo, Konawa, Tony Davis and Mickey Davis, both of Seminole, and Kelly Davis, Konawa; one stepdaughter, Terri Davis, Bowlegs; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

5-9-99

Manuel Davis

Graveside services for Seminole resident Manuel L. Davis, 83, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate at the service. Interment will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Davis died Saturday, May 8, 1999 at his residence.

He was born May 9, 1915 in Canadian to Eli Davis and Ida (Kittrell) Davis.

An oilfield worker, Davis lived in the Seminole area all of his life. He started working with Noble Drilling and work for 23 years with them. He retired from Homestake Oil in 1966.

Davis was a veteran, having served with the U. S. Army.

He married Essie Brinsfield on May 13, 1938 in Phoenix, Ariz. She survives him of the home.

Davis was preceded in death by his parents, one stepdaughter, two brothers and three sisters.

He is also survived by one daughter, Rugena Gail Lemons, Wewoka.

 

 

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2-19-99

Quessie Dean

Gravside services for former Seminole resident Quessie Roberta Dean, 88, Eufaula, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Black’s Funeral Home, Eufaula.

Dean died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999 at a Eufaula area hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1910 in Akins to Christopher and Armenta (Ramsey) Franks.

A homemaker, Dean held numerous jobs outside the home, including work as Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

After she retired from the nursing home, she moved back to Eufaula.

Dean was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Oklahoma City.

She was married to Floyd L. Dean on Aug. 13, 1928 in Van Buren, Ark. He survives her of the home.

Dean was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Orpheus Franks; and five sisters, Cork, Gert, Bessie, Vern and Doll.;

Other survivors include one son, Jack Dean, Eufaula; two daughters, Mary Watson, French Camp, Calif. and Jimmie Carroll, Waurika; two sisters, Waunita Smith and Lavits Mosby, both of Sallisaw; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

July 13, 1999

 

Stanley DeArmond

WELEETKA ¾ Funeral services for former Seminole resident Stanley "Tubby" DeArmond were planned for 10 a.m. today at the Assembly of God Church in Weleetka.

Rev. Craig DeArmond officiated. Burial followed in Likowski Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

DeArmond died Sunday at St. John’s Medical Center, Tulsa, at the age of 60.

He was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Weleetka, to Cleo and Vada Yarbrough DeArmond.

He was raised in the Pharaoh area and graduated from Fox High School.

He spent most of his working career in the Seminole area, employed by the Dover Corporation. He worked in the oilfield and was promoted to district manager before becoming an pump supply dealer and an oilwell owner and operator.

He also sang in a gospel group, the DeArmond Family Quartet.

DeArmond was preceded in death by his father Cleo and two brothers, Jimmie and Charles.

Survivors include his mother, Vada, Fort Smith, Ark.; one son, Michael DeArmond, Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Rebecca Rison, Lafe, Ariz., and Amy Rushing, Seminole; one sister, Sharon Jackson, Tulsa; one brother, Gary DeArmond, Fort Smith, Ark.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Marvin White, Bill Witham, Keith Street, Cliff DeArmond, Kent DeArmond and Max Cline.

 

6-4

Viola Deason

BARTLESVILLE - Funeral ser-vices for Viola Deason, sister of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at New Harmony Baptist Church.

Rev. Ralph Dershem of Rose Hill community Chruch will officiate at the services. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Garden Grove Cemetery, northeast of Shawnee, with Jerry Snyder of Prague officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home, Bartlesville.

Deason died Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at her home.

She was born May 13, 1916 in Wynnewood to James Howard and Rachel (Dillon) McKinnon.

Deason had lived in Belmont and later Shawnee before moving to Bartlesville in 1953 where she was co-owner of Deason’s Poultry until the late 1960’s.

She was a member of the Ramona First Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher.

She married Othel Kelsey Deason Sr. on Dec. 22, 1933 in Prague.

Deason was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Paul Lee Deason, and one brother, James McKinnon.

Survivors include three sons, Othel K. Jr., Bartlesville, Jack Deason, Peabody, Kan., and James Deason, Bartlesville; one daughter, Sue Jones, Quitman, Ark.; one brother, Howard McKinnon, Bokosha; three sisters, Doris Dyke, Seminole, Maurine Edmonds,. Oklahoma City, and Serena Powell, Norman; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy be made to the New Harmony Baptist Church, 22050 N. 4015 Rd., Bartlesville, Okla., 74006.

3-24-99

Joe Decker

Funeral mass for longtime Seminole resident Joe Joseph Decker, 93, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Rev. Basil Keenan, OSB, will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Home, Prague.

Viewing and visitation is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brother Funeral Home, Prague.

Rosary and wake services are set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Decker died Tuesday, March 23, 1999 in Seminole County.

He was born March 17, 1906 in Newkirk to Michael and Frances Rose (Horinek) Decker.

Decker was a longtime Seminole County resident, and he and his brother Jim were prominent farmers and ranchers in the area.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank; and three sisters, Matilda, Agnes and Frances.

Survivors include one brother, Jim Decker, of the home; and five sisters, Mary Hair, Duncan, Rose Drescher, Oklahoma City, Ann Rogers, McLeon, Louise Plumley, Denver, Colo., and Margaret May, Oxnard, Calif.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and St. Gregory’s University Scholarship Fund in Shawnee.

2-11-99

Frances Decker

Funeral mass services for Seminole County resident Frances K. Decker, 84, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Rev. Basil Keenan, OSB, will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Decker died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 in an accident at her home north of Seminole.

She was born Dec. 2, 1914 to Michael and Frances Rose (Horinek) Decker.

She attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Prairie Valley High School.

Decker graduated from University of Oklahoma with a masters degree in education, and taught school at Lone Star, Seminole Elementary School, Standard Oil Company in Negutas, Peru, Wichita Falls, Texas and retired from teaching in Tulsa.

Upon retirement in 1977, Decker moved back to Seminole.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughter of America and many Catholic leagues.

Decker was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Frank; and two sisters, Matilda and Agnes.

Survivors include two brothers, Joe Decker and Jim Decker, both of the home; and five sisters, Mary Hair, Duncan, Rose Drescher, Oklahoma City, Ann Rogers, McLeon, Va., Louise Plumley, Denver, Colo., and Margaret May, Oxnard, Calif.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and St. Gregory’s University Scholarship Fund, Shawnee.

4-16

George Deer

Funeral services for Wewoka resident George Elliott Deer, 74, are scheduled for 1:30 Saturday at Akasvmkv Baptist Church.

Dan Factor will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Quarsarty Church Cemetery, Cromwell, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Stout Chapel, and a memorial service is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Akasvmkv Baptist Church.

Deer died Thursday, April 15 at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1924 in Okemah to Sparney Deer and Nancy Harjo.

At the age of five, he enrolled at Bacone Orphanage Home in Muskogee, and while there was baptized by Dr. Weaks.

Deer entered the US Army on July 13, 1943, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal while serving in World War II in Europe and China.

He was discharged from the Army on Jan. 17, 1946.

Deer worked as a Municipal Water Treatment Plant operator for the City of Wewoka for many years, retiring in 1987.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Josiah Deer in 1959; Alfred Deer in 1982, and Robert Deer in 1992; and two sisters, Lucy Deer Thomas in 1975 and Minnie Deer in 1989.

Survivors include one brother, Edward Deer of Wewoka and one special nephew, Jerry Deer, of Wewoka.

Pallbearers are listed as Edwin Deere, Robin Dena, Edison Deere, Hulley Deere, Brandon Lena and John Williams.

Honorary pallbearers include Ethan Deer, Alfred Deer, Virgil Casey and Francis Deer.

 

5-14

Jessie Deere

Funeral services for Seminole native Jessie Deere, 80, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church.

Rev. Bill Matthews and Rev. Phil Thompson will officiate at the service with Rev. Larry Goins assisting. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Deere died Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Seminole to Robert and Nicey Deere.

He attended Lone Star School near Seminole.

Deere was employed at Shawnee Milling Company, and lived in Shawnee since he was 19 years old.

He was a member of the Seminole Indian Nation and Liberty Baptist Church.

He married Minnie Thompson, who preceded him in death.

Deere married Levesta Lewis on March 30, 1973 in McAlester. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Deere, and one grandson.

Other survivors include his daughters, Jessica Deere, of the home, Nellie Straight and Molly Deere, both of Norman, and Judy Deere, of Los Angeles; one son, Michael Deere, Oklahoma City; brothers, Jackson Deer, Tulsa, and Buster Deer, Seminole; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

8-27

Bill Degge

OKEMAH - Funeral services for Wewoka native Bill Degge, 65, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Okemah.

Rev. Charles Harelson will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Home, Okemah.

Degge died Thursday, Aug. 26 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

He was born June 11, 1934 in Wewoka to Charley Robert and Opal L. Degge.

A veteran, he served with the 187th Airborne overseas in Korea, and also with the 45th Infantry Division of the Oklahoma National Guard.

Degge was the owner and operator of Degge Oilfield Service for 33years.

He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Eagles, and had lived in Okemah since 1962.

Degge married Betty Jo Brandt on March 4, 1957 in Henryetta. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Other survivors include one son, Timmy Degge, Okemah; one daughter, Rhonda Degge, Okemah; his mother, of Wewoka; four sisters, Joys Boyd and Pat Davis, both of Wewoka, Faye Sallee, Waldron, Ark., and Elaine Carter, Odessa, Texas; and five grandchildren.

4-6

Sarah Dely

Seminole resident Sahra Elease Dely died Monday, April 5, 1999 at her home.

No services are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dely was born to Harper Snipes and Nora Baliey.

Survivors are two special friends, Beth Plumlee Self and Nancy Pratt, both of Seminole.

8/4/99

Delia Dement

 

Graveside services for Maud resident Delia Dement, 92, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Konawa Cemetery.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Pam Shirk under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home of Konawa.

She died on Aug. 2, 1999 in Seminole.

Dement was born on May 7, 1907 in Butner, Ok to Belle Updegraff and D.K. Updegraff.

She married Elmer Dement in 1925. He preceded her in death March of 1982.

Dement was also preceded in death by two sons Marvin and Leroy, one daughter Betty and one grandson.

Dement is survived by one daughter June Duck, Konawa; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchil-dren and 7 great-great-grandchil-dren.

 

3-18-99

Nelda Fern Dennis

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Nelda Fern (Hall) Dennis, 78, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Holdenville First Freewill Baptist Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Russell Payne will officiate. Interment will follow at the Pontotoc Cemetery, 10 miles north of Tishomingo.

Dennis died Wednesday, March 17, 1999 in Woodward.

She was born March 13, 1921 in Mulberry, Ark. to Tillman Anderson and Mamie (Brown Anderson.

On July 29, 1940, she married Herbert C. Hall in Sapulpa; he preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1980.

She later married Morris L. Dennis on Oct. 19, 1984 in Colorado Springs, Colo.; he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons.

Survivors include two sons, Herbert Dale Hall, Higgins, Texas and Gerald Ray Hall, Mooreland; a sister, Carlene Hall, Bixby and two brothers Roland Anderson and Duan Anderson, both of Bixby, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

2-10-99

Peggy Densford

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Peggy D. Densford, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church.

Rev. David Karges will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Densford died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born Nov. 23, 1920 in Lucas, S.D. to Knud and Beatrice Tysdal.

A homemaker, Densford was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and a Camp Fire Girls Leader and Board Member.

She has lived in Seminole for the last 50 years, moving here from Washington, D.C.

She married Dick Densford Feb. 14, 1943 in Washington, D.C. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter, Carla Alexander, Moore; two sisters, Helen Stowell, Sun City West, Ariz., and Virginia Brown, Ponca City; and one granddaughter.

Casket bearers are listed as George Higdon, Jerry Moreland, Foy Dacus, Jerry Childers, Max Swanson and Jim Robertson.

The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

 

Densford

11-2

Roy Denton

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Roy F. Denton, 77, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at New Life Church.

Rev. John Hutchinson will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Denton died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born Aug. 8, 1922 in Post, Texas to Ed and Maggie Williams Denton.

Denton was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Myrtle Lickey, Cleo Denton, Thelma Shelton and Louise Carson; and one brother, Norvelle Denton.

Survivors are his wife, Ora Lee Denton, of the home; one son, Michael Steven Denton, Summerland, Calif.; one daughter, Sandra Schied, Santa Barbara, Calif.; two stepsons, Steven Michael Allen, Wewoka, and Jason Lee Allen, Jacksonville, N.C.; two grandsons and three stepgrandchildren.

02/23/99

Vada DeShields

Funeral services for Vada Gertrude (Wood) DeShields, 97, were set for today at the First Baptist Church, Okemah.

Rev. Kenneth Romaine and Rev. Curtis Townley officiated. Interment followed at Sand Creek Cemetery under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

DeShields died Feb. 19, 1999 at Pawnee.

She was born Oct. 22, 1901 to Richard and Hattie Wood in Lowell, Ark.

On Sept. 5, 1920, she married W. T. DeShields in Boone County, Ark. He preceded her in death.

DeShields lived in and around Okemah and Cromwell area most of her adult life. For the past three years she has made her home in Fairfax.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Okemah.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and three grandsons.

Survivors include: two daughters, Christina Meeks, Seminole, Evelyn Jackson, Bearden; three sons, James E. DeShields, Midwest City, Kenneth DeShields, Cromwell and James A. DeShields, Fairfax; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great-grandchildren.

12-14

Opal Dickerson

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Opal Maude Dickerson, 91, were held this morning at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated at the services. Arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dickerson died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 31, 1908 in Yale to Sandford Jourdin and Sarah Hudson Ricks.

A retired Avon sales representative, Dickerson was a member of garden clubs in Seminole, and the First Christian Church.

A longtime Seminole resident, she moved from Yale 70 years ago.

She was married to Roy Dickerson on Dec. 25, 1926 in Yale. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1979.

Dickerson was also preceded in death by one son, Richard Dickerson.

Survivors include one daughter, Marquetta Harmon, Seminole; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

1-19-99

Charles Dickerson

Private family funeral services are set for Seminole native Charles Howard Dickerson, 58, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Stroud.

Dickerson died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 in Stroud.

He was born Sept. 25, 1940 in Seminole to Charles L. and Augusta (Parks) Dickerson Jr.

He served in the United States Air Force and was a businessman and heavy equipment operator.

Dickerson attended the First Christian Church, Stroud.

He was preceded in death by his father on May 30, 1998.

Survivors include his daughter, Shelly Ingraham, Stroud; His mother, of Davenport; one sister, Jo Norman, Davenport; and two grandchildren.

Montie Dillon

Graveside services for Seminole resident Montie Dillon, 79, were held Tuesday monring at Stroud Cemetery.

Rev. Quint Miller officiated at the services. Arrangements were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Stroud.

Dillon died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999 in Seminole.

He was born Nov. 17, 1919 in Sallisaw to Richard and Sally (Wilson) Dillon.

He lived most of his life in Stroud moving to Seminole five years ago.

Dillon was a member of the Church of God in Stroud, and the Moose Lodge in Arizona.

He retired from Blue Bell in Seminole.

He married Bernice Langwell in Wewoka on June 28, 1940. She survives him of the home.

Dillon was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, two brothers, one half-brother and one half-sister.

Other survivors include three sisters, Olga Baehr, Mojave, Calif., Mary Halstead, Hominy, and Leota Garant, Sacramento, Calif.; three half-brothers, Edward Dillon, Oklahoma City, Richard Dillon, Missouri, and George Dillon, Seminole; and two half-sisters, Nancy Sealy, Seminole, and Jessie Villaobas.

1-28-99

Davis Dindy III

Funeral services for Davis Morrell Dindy III, 15, son of former Seminole resident Davis Morrell Dindy Jr., are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater First Deliverance Temple, 2101 N. Bryan, Oklahoma City.

Bishop Charles W. Meadows Sr. will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Dindy died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999 in an automobile accident in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 18, 1982 in Oklahoma City to Davis Dindy Jr. and Earlie G. Dindy.

Dindy was a sophomore at John Marshal high school, where he was a member of the basketball team, and a drummer with the school band.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jennifer Dindy and grandparents Davis and Elzora Dindy.

Survivors includes his parents, of the home; one sister, Bridgette Dindy, of the home; and grandparents, John and
Alice Walls, Carrollton Miss.

Pallbearers are listed as Layfayette Glover, William Allen, James Reed, Sidney Wisby, Vernette Flenory and Larry Walker Jr.

Honorary pallbearers include Frank Black, Kirk Walls, L. Burkhead, Marcus Griffis, Jerome Manous, Bobby West II, Johnathan Edmond and Aaron Jackson.

Flower bearers are scheduled to be relatives, family and his church family.

 

11-28

Aaron Dixon

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Aaron Frank Dixon, 60, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Schumacher Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Mike Harjo of Seminole Hitchiti Church will officiate at the church.

Interment is set for 2 p.m. at Macedonia Cemetery in Bentley.

Dixon died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999 in Tulsa.

He was born Feb. 2, 1939 to Frank and Francis Bessie Haney (Jim) Dixon in Bentley.

A member of the Seminole Hitchiti United Methodist Church, Dixon had lived in Okemah for the past 30 years.

Dixon married Angelita Marie Cata on Aug. 21, 1960 in Nichols Hills. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Frank Dixon, Okemah, Miael Eugine, Christopher and Anthony Boyd "Beefie" Dixon, all of Okemah; three half-brothers, Evan Haney, Joe Haney and David Haney, all of Seminole; one sister, Neomi Harjo, Okmulgee; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

9-7

Taylor Dixon

Graveside services for Taylor Ann Dixon, infant daughter of Maud area resident Rachel Dixon, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cummings Cemetery.

Rev. Bill Florez will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home, Maud.

Dixon was born and died on Sept. 5, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her mother, of the home; grandparents Mark and Sabrina Dixon, Asher; and great-grandparents, J.W. Pierce, Macomb, Judy Lynch, Chickasha, and Alta Leona Dixon, Tecumseh.

01/05/98

Jack Burton Dixon

Graveside services are scheduled for former longtime Seminole resident Jack Burton Dixon, 71, at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Little Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Army Chaplain Capt. Martha Carson is set to officiate at the services.

Dixon died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 9, 1927 in Seminole to Opal (Sylvers) and Oscar Dixon.

In April 1980 he married Florence Evelyn (Yates) Dixon at Tinker AFB.

He retired from the US Army as a Master Sgt. of the 11th Airborne Division and served in Vietnam as a Paratrooper. He was a 26-year veteran.

Dixon worked as a maintenance supervisor for American Building Association in Oklahoma City. He was also a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by both parents.

Dixon is survived by his wife of the home; four sons, David, Ken, Steve and Paul Dixon, all of Oklahoma City; one brother, Don Dixon of Houston, Texas; one sister Kay Squires of Springfield, Ark; and eight grandchildren.

 

 

8-3-99

Sarah Dodson

Graveside services for Sarah Michelle Dodson, the 12 day old infant daughter of Eddie and Nancy (Whisnant) are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bearden Cemetery.

Bro. Larry Chesser, Sr. will conduct the service under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Dodson was born on July 21 in the Seminole Medical Center.

She died on Aug. 2 at Children’s Hospital at 12 days.

She is survived by her parents of Bearden; one brother, Nicholas James Dodson of the home; maternal grandparents, James and Faye Whisnant of Bearden and paternal grandparents, Johnny and Ellen Dodson.

 

11-9

Troy "Cojack" Dodson

Graveside services for Troy "Cojack" Dodson, 56, husband of former Wewoka resident Betty Ann (Carnes) Dodson, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Clay will officiate at the service with Rev. Dennis Yeubanks assisting.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Dodson died Sunday, Nov. 7 at Creek Nation Hospital.

He was born April 27, 1943 in Okfuskee County to Charley Dodson and Lucy Smith Dodson.

A mechanic for most of his life, Dodson was a lifelong resident of Okfuskee County.

He had resided in Okemah Pioneer Nursing Home since Nov. 1995.

Dodson was a member of Skyview Baptist Church.

He married Batty Ann Carnes on Aug. 2, 1969 in Okemah. She survives him of the home.

Dodson was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roy Dodson and Chamas Dodson; and one sister, Pauline Smith.

Other survivors include two sons, Troy Dodson Jr., and Roy Lee Dodson, both of Okemah; two brothers, J.B. Dodson, Tulsa, and Leo Dodson, Coweta; and two sisters, Jessie Worley and Betty Johnson, both of Okemah.

4-2

Ruby Doolen

Funeral services for Konawa resident Ruby Doolen, 97, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Vamoosa Baptist Church.

Rev. Keith Burden will officiate at the service, assisted by Asst. Rev. Wayne Patton. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Doolen died Wednesday, March 31, 1999.

She was born Sept. 5, 1901 in Francis to Alice and Abslom Hudson.

Doolen lived in the Konawa area for most of her life, and was a charter member of Vamoosa Baptist Church.

She married Roy "Babe" Doolen in Sasakwa on May 17, 1917. He preceded her in death April 1, 1959.

Doolen was also preceded in death by one daughter, Naomi Davis; and three sons, A.J., Jesse "Son", and Roy Dean Doolen.

Survivors include four daughters, Mildred Lancaster, Dealtha Stafford and Joann Rodgers, all of Ada, and Janice Ross, Ft. Gibson; 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

9-26

Lois "Lorene" Drake

Graveside services for Lois "Lorene" (Anderson) Drake, 75, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Drake died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born April 27, 1924 to Emmitt and Elizabeth Anderson

A homemaker, she married Walton Drake in March of 1942. He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1984.

Drake was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Judy Ann Drake Siler, and grandson Christopher Todd Siler, both on Aug. 4, 1972.

Her son, Tim Drake, Seminole, survives her.

Cletta ‘Joy’ Drennon

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Cletta "Joy" Drennon, 43, of Shawnee, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Galilee Baptist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Bobby Ray Curry will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Athans Cemetery in Ada under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Drennon died Sunday, July 25, 1999 at her home.

She was born Dec. 12, 1955 in Oakland, Calif. to Dorothy Lee Sharp Drennon.

Drennon was preceded in death by her mother.

Survivors include one son, Chevis Sharp, Shawnee; two daughters, Sharrhonda Sharp, Kansas City, Mo., and Shanta Sharp, Shawnee; one brother, Dewey Drennon, Norman; and five sisters, Beilinda Anderson, Oklahoma City, Stephanie McDade, Denver, Colo., Denise Drennon, Shawnee, Regina Sharp, Norman and Jeanette Drennon, Norman.

1-20-99

Beulah Duley

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Beulah Hayes Duley, 90, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Cromwell Church of Christ.

Dr. Douglas Beck will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Duley died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.

She was born Dec. 28, 1908, next to the youngest in a family of 16.

Duley was preceded in death by her father, Enoch Luther Hayes; her mother, Nancy Naomi McGehee Hayes; and her husband, Alex M. Duley, of Cromwell.

Survivors include her brother, Rufus D. Hayes, Baton Rouge, La.; and longtime friend and neighbor, Will Douglas.

Pallbearers are listed as Calvin Carpenter, Norman Gilley, Steve Brewer, Steve E. Brewer, Ed Wesley, and Clay Wesley.

1-21-99

Elmer Duncan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Elmer Elden Duncan, 75, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Duncan died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Feb. 18, 1923 in Heavener to Walter Ernest and Ida Mae (Teeter) Duncan.

A veteran, he served from Jan. 1943 through Dec. 1945 in the US Army during World War II.

A member of Bowlegs First Baptist Church, Duncan retired from Ft. Sill civil service and was also a carpenter.

He married Maxine Bonnie (Lawson) Duncan on June 6, 1952 in Oklahoma City; she preceded him in death Feb. 25, 1995.

Duncan was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors are two sons, Elmer and Robert Duncan, both of Seminole; one sister, Grace Woodruff, Lindsay; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Jerry, Larry, Tommy and Edward Minihan, O’Neil Duncan, Cecil Lockwood and Doug Atyia.

 

Duncan

1-21-99

Lillie Duncan

OKEMAH - Funeral services for Lillie L. Duncan, 92, grandmother of Seminole resident Venus Hendryx, were held Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Curtis Townley officiated at the service. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Home, Okemah.

Duncan died Friday, Jan. 15 at Colonial Park Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 18, 1906 in McAlester to John Thomas Landers and Anna Victoria Ingold.

A homemaker, she volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center, and was a member of the First Baptist Church, serving a s a choir member and food and nursery worker for over 30 years.

Duncan moved from Sunrise to Okemah in 1950.

She married Albert Ray Duncan on July 13, 1926 in Memphis, Tenn. He preceded her in death Jan. 11, 1957.

Duncan was also preceded in death by her son, Tommy Duncan, and one brother, John Landers.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Young, Okemah, and Beverly Kay Breedlove, Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Virgil Landers, Okemah; her twin sister, Lillian Shoupe, Okemah; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were family members.

6-30

Stacy Lee Edgell

Graveside services for Seminole resident Stacy Lee Edgell, 27, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Terry Patterson will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Edgell died Monday, June 28, 1999 at University Hospital.

He was born Jan. 12, 1972 in Richville, Utah to Harold C. and Elva (Griffith) Edgell.

He moved to Seminole four years ago from Arizona.

Edgell was an employee of Newton Walls in Shawnee.

Survivors include his parents, of the home; two brothers, James Cates, Page, Ariz., and Charlie Edgell, Albuquerque, N.M.; and two sisters, Joanna Ryder, Soda Spring, Idaho, and Mary Ellen Maestas, Bottle Mountain, Nev.

 

 

Edgell

5-21

Lawrence Edwards Jr.

Memorial services for Earlsboro resident Lawrence Edwards Jr., 47, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Edwards died Tuesday, May 18, 1999 in an automobile accident west of Seminole on SH 9.

He was born March 5, 1952 in Eloy, Ariz. to Eliza (Davis) and Lawrence Edwards Sr.

A veteran, he served in the US Army.

Edwards was employed with TDK in Shawnee.

He married Barbara Finch on Dec. 20, 1998 in Gainesville, Texas. She survives him of the home.

Edwards was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include one daughter, Sandra Provo, Midwest City; eight brothers, Bill, of Anaheim, Calif., Larry, of Denton, Texas, Louie, and John, both of Shawnee, Lofton, Earlsboro, Frank, of Brooksville, Juice, of Stillwater and Leslie, Garland, Texas; three sisters, Gloria Alexander, Los Angeles, Jan Lawrence, Chandler, Ariz., and Val Stargell, Shawnee; and three grandchildren.

 

Troy Edwards

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Troy Dean Edwards, 37, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Allan Colbert, Phoenix, Ariz., and Rev. Ernest Marshall, Muskogee, will officiate at the service.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today through Wednesday morning at the family home, 321 N. Park.

Edwards died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital.

He was born Sept. 22, 1961 in Pawnee to John Laddis Edwards and Christine Larney Hotulke.

Edwards graduated in May, 1980 from Chilocco Indian School, and attended the Baptist Church in Miami.

He worked as a painter and roofer in the construction industry.

Survivors include his mother, of Seminole, and father, of Chickasha; one son, Anthony Troy Edwards, Moore; three brothers, Gary Alan Hotulke, Seminole, Vernon Harjo, Amarillo, Texas, and Johnny Ladd Edwards, Topeka, Kan.; six sisters, Sherry Ann Colbert, Phoenix, Ariz., Fawn Raye Edwards, Tulsa, Patricia Gibson, Konawa, Mona Nelson, Alburquerque, N.M., Rainee Edwards, Pueblo, Colo., and Shawnee Edwards, Albuquerque.

Casket bearers include Alvin Bahe, Gary Hotulke, Larry Harjo, Jimmy Harjo, Tim Larney and Christain Welch.

Honorary bearers include Tom Harjo, Robert Colbert, Glenn Edwards, Lee Edwards and Larry Harjo Jr.

12-26-99

H. A. Elliott

Funeral services for Seminole area resident Horace Austic Elliott, 69, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Jason Yarbrough will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Elliott died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at his home in Wolf.

He was born Sept. 1, 1930 in Seminole County to Frank Austin Elliott and Othea (Partain) Elliott.

A veteran, Elliott served in the US Army during the Korean War.

He moved from Modesto, Calif. to the Seminole area in 1973, and retired from the oilfields.

Elliott was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Emmitt Lee Elliott in 1987, and one infant daughter.

Survivors include five sons, Gary Elliott, Seminole, Darrell Elliott, Konawa, Kenny Elliott, Seminole, Larry Elliott, Weatherford, and Donny Elliott, Flowermound, Texas; one daughter, Peggy Roulston, Shawnee; one brother, Herman Elliott, Seminole; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Casket bearers are listed as Amy Elmore, Gary Elliott, Jeremy Elliott, Derek Elliott, Chance Elliott and Kendra Elliott.

Honorary bearers include Zachary Elliott, Shannon Elliott and Griffin Elliott.

 

12-21

William Ellis Jr.

Funeral services for Cromwell resident William Niblack Ellis Jr., 85, were held today at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Okemah.

Rev. Don Lehman officiated at the service. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Ellis died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at Creek Nation Hospital.

He was born June 13, 1914 in San Saba, Texas, to William Niblack Ellis Sr. and Kate Houghton (Flack) Ellis.

A veteran, he served is the US Air Force during World War II, The Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He retired from active duty as a Master Sergeant.

Ellis was a 32 degree Mason, past patron of Eastern Star, member of the American Legion and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He attended church at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Ellis was married to Melva Lee (Stone) Ellis on Aug. 14, 1950 in Waco, Texas at James Connaly Air Force Base. She survives him of their Cromwell home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank Greer Ellis; and one grandson.

Other survivors include three sons, William Niblack Ellis III., Fort Walton, Fla., Rodney Tate Ellis, Lockhart, Texas, and George Thomas Ellis, Midwest City; one sister, Betty Collie, Abilene, Texas; one brother, Bryan Ellis, San Francisco, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as the United States Air Force.

Honorary pallbearers include Jack Forcum, Vernon Cavault, Darrell Been, Bill Roller and Paul Maxwell.

12-30

Bevie Elms

Funeral services for Seminole County area resident Bevie Ola Elms, 90, were held today at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Leon Lutts and W.F. Crow will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Elms died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999 at a Shawnee Hospital.

She was born Nov. 6, 1909 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to George and Bonnie (Flanigan) Blalock.

A homemaker, she lived most of her life in the Seminole and Shawnee areas.

Elms was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

She married W.C. "Claude) Elms on Sept. 6, 1928 in Tecumseh. He preceded her in death.

Elms was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Harvey Elms, Amarillo, Texas, and Trevis Elms, Shawnee; three sisters, Beulah Deatherage and Lenora Gill, both of Shawnee, and Beatrice Emory, Fresno, Calif.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

 

05-04-99

Hugh Emerson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Hugh S. Emerson, 99, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mayfair Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

Following the service, the family will depart for Hobart, where a graveside service will be held at the family plot in the Hobart Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home.

Emerson died Monday, May 3, 1999 at Westhaven Nursing Home in Stillwater.

He was born Oct. 9, 1899 at Sugar Grove, Ark., the seventh of 14 children born to Ervin Q. and Alice Evans Emerson.

Emerson was a teacher and school administrator for 43 years.

He was the founding superintendent of Bowlegs Public Schools, which at one time was the world’s largest Union Graded School.

Emerson also served as the first principal of Del City junior and senior high schools, and Kerr junior high in Del City.

He received his BA and BS degrees from East Central University in Ada, and an MS degree from Oklahoma A & M College, in addition to graduate work at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and OU.

Emerson was the author of "Study Practices of Junior and Senior High School students," and listed in Who’s Who in American Education and Greater Oklahoma City.

He worked with the Junior High School committee of the Oklahoma Curriculum Improvement Commission and the Second Schools Principals organization.

Emerson was past president of the Del City Lions Club, the OEA Central District, and served on the Tinker YMCA Board of Directors.

He was a former Deacon and Bible school teacher at the Mayfair Church of Christ before his move to Stillwater one year ago.

Emerson and his brother, Erle, published three religious sons together.

He was married to Elizabeth Price on Oct. 9, 1919. She preceded him in death in 1984.

Survivors include his children, Dr. H. Hugh Emerson, Brownsville, Texas, Dr. Glen D. Emerson, Del City and Mrs. Dennis Smith, Stillwater; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to Tipton Children’s Home, Tipton, or the charity of choice.

 

 

11-23

Donald Emmitt Jr.

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Donald Turner Emmitt Jr., 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville.

Louis Wright will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Neekamp Funeral Home.

Emmitt died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

He was born Nov. 8, 1914 in Missouri to Donald T. Sr. and Maude (Hilt) Emmitt.

He had lived in the Seminole area from the mid 1930’s until the early 1940’s.

Emmitt was employed as a truck driver for Becker Truck Lines until his retirement in 1985.

He was a member of the Caney Masonic Lodge #324 AF&AM.

He was married to Linda J. Raney on Feb. 15, 1943 in Bentonville, Ark. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Fred Emmitt Sr. and his wife, Pearl, of Seminole; one daughter, Donna Sue Emmitt, Bartlesville; six grandchildren and their spouses, Donald Arthur and Debbie Emmitt, Fresno, Calif., Freddie Don Jr. and Sharon Emmitt, Seminole, Leah Dawn Jones, Donald Turner III and Kristy Emmitt, Seminole, Kimberly and Ray Inman, and Kelly Crockett, all of Copan; and 10 great-grandchildren, Timothy Emmitt, Dusty Emmitt and Blake Emmitt, all of Seminole, Brittany Jones and Bo Jones, both of Hartshorne, Cory Don Emmitt, Jordan Inman, Camden Inman, Courtney Leach and Randy Webster.

 

 

8-31-99

Lillie Enns

 

Graveside services for Seminole resident Lillie Enns, 88, will take place at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla. at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Pastor George Nickle will officiate under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Enns died on Friday Aug. 27, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born in Wewoka on Feb. 19, 1911 to Joseph Albert Danielson and Katherine (McKeowen) Danielson.

Enns married Alvin Schneider.

She then married John Enns.

Both preceded her in death.

Enns moved to Bakersfield, Calif. and then moved to Seminole in 1994.

She was a retired beauty operator and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Seminole.

Enns is also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by two daughters Marlene Blevins Cimarron, N.M. and Norma Jean Rasco of Englewood, Colo. one brother Oscar Danielson, Wewoka; four sisters Betty Freeman, Shawnee, Marie Ehrlich, Seminole, Dean Freeman, Midwest City and Carrie Smith, Shawnee; and four grandchildren.

 

 

March 2, 1999 (paid)

 

 

Dessie Everett

Funeral services for Dessie Everett, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Idus England will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery.

Everett died Monday at her home in Seminole.

She was born May 10, 1919, in Atwood, to Oscar M. and Maggie (Slayten) Bishop. She lived in Seminole most of her life, where she was a homemaker.

For many years, Everett was a coordinator for the Senior Citizen’s Center on Fourth Street.

She married E.S. "Red" Everett on March 9, 1942; he died on Oct. 30, 1972.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, A.O. Bishop; one sister, Foy Paasch; a grandson, Mike Everett; and a granddaughter, Cheryl Everett Snyder.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, S.G. and Maxine Everett, Seminole, Ed and Sheila Everett, Germantown, Tenn., and Jim and Faye Everett, Moore; two brothers, Lee Bishop, Pason, Ariz., and Mel Bishop, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Kitty Kingsley, San Diego, Calif., and Bessie Brenner, Russell, Kans.; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Park and Seminole Church of Christ Building Fund and the American Cancer Society.

11-25

 

Billie Fairbanks

Funeral services for life long Wewoka resident Billie Dean Fairbanks, 69, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Wewoka with Johnie Hinton and Rowdy Kincade officiating the services.

Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Fairbanks died Monday Nov. 22, 1999.

She was born on April 19, 1930 in Wewoka to Hayes and Goldie "Lawson" Streater.

Fairbanks was raised in Wewoka and attended Sams School before entering Wewoka High School.

She worked for the Seminole County Clerk’s office until retirement in 1984.

Fairbanks married Clyde Fairbanks on Nov. 1, 1946 in Wewoka who survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Fairbanks is also survived by three sons, Terry Fairbanks, Earlsboro, Tommy Fairbanks, Idabel, Ricky Fairbanks, Dallas; one daughter, Beverly Johnson, Dallas; one sister, Doris Hager, Pottsboro, Texas; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Art Garner, Bryan Cain, Raymond Cain, Dewey Muirhead, Charles Sisco and Ray Stafford.

Honorary bearers are Joe Craig and Clifton Taylor.

12-29

Kenneth Farris

Funeral services for Konawa native Kenneth Donald Farris, 63, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel, Tecumseh.

Rev. Donald P. Homady of Liberty Church of God in Oklahoma City will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Noble.

Farris died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999 in Noble

He was born Feb. 15, 1936 to Konawa to Lonzo and Lucille (Richards) Farris.

A veteran, Farris served in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1962.

He then went to work for Ramirez Enterprise as plant manager until 1974, when he joined the Air National Guard. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1992.

Farris then worked at Tinker Air Force Base until 1995, and from 1996-97 he was employed by Industrial Specialties Inc., working in Government sales.

Farris was a 32 degree Master Mason, and was a member of the Macomb Lodge, #310.

He married Alice Garretson on Jan. 13, 1957 in Tribbey. She survives him of the home.

Farris was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul Wayne Farris.

Other survivors include two sons, DeWayne Farris, Noble and Jerry Farris, Lexington; one daughter, Deana South, Noble; two sisters, Margaret Kesler, Shawnee and Louise Farris, Bakersfield, Calif.; one brother, Billy Farris, Mustang; and seven grandchildren.

Mary Farris

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Mary Lucille Farris, 84, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Father Mathew Brown, O.S.B., will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Rosary is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Pickard Funeral Home.

Farris died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 in Norman.

She was born March 26, 1915 in Konawa to Stella and Ernest Richards.

A homemaker, Farris was employed at a local drug store.

She married William Lonzo Farris in April of 1933.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Farris, Noble, and Billy Farris, Mustang; two daughters, Margaret Kesler, Shawnee and Louise Farris, Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Thelma Ingram, Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Jerry Farris, DeWayne Farris, David Kesler, Randy Clutter, Tony Farris, Brent Farris, Darren Isaacs and Ty Allen.

 

11-30

 

Perry Faulkner

Seminole resident Perry Aundra Faulkner, 66, died Sunday Nov. 28, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born July 31, 1933 in Dallas, Texas to William C. Faulkner and Mertice (Roberson) Faulkner.

He retired from Cooper Airmotive as a supervisor aircraft mechanic.

Faulkner married Melba J. Faulkner in 1957 in Durant who survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael Faulkner, Dallas, and Bill Effinger, Fayetteville, Ark.; four daughters, Gloria Fortner, Roanoke, Texas, P.J. Pearce, Dallas, Casey Kifer and Dana Allen both of Konawa; two sister, Patricia Jelson, Houston and Mary Lane, Dayton, Texas; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

5-6

Noah Fish

DEL CITY - Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Noah Kirkpatrick Fish Jr., 67, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Glorieta Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home.

Fish died Monday, May 3, 1999 from injuries sustained in a tornado.

He was born Aug. 23, 1931 in Holdenville to Noah K. Fish Sr. and Elizabeth (Coker) Fish.

A Mason, he was member of the First Southern Baptist Church, and graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree.

A veteran of Vietnam, Fish retired from the US Air Force in 1972 after 21 years of service.

He also retired from the Indian Health Service.

Fish was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernice Fish; and one sister, Shirley Fish.

Survivors include three daughters, Chelsea Fish, of the home; Teresa Longhorn, Shawnee, and Stacy Van Vliet, Rosehill, Calif.; one son, Noah K. Fish III, Roseville, Calif.; one sister, Exie Fish; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Services Set for Longtime
Seminole County Resident

Graveside funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Clara Beatrice Flournoy, 100, are scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery.

Flournoy died Friday, April 2, 1999 at Parkview Nursing Home, Shawnee.

Born Clara Beatrice Bowen, she was born to Elmer and Ellen Bowen on Jan. 17, 1899 in Como, Texas, one of 12 children.

When she was young, three of her brother joined CCC (Civilian Contract Company) to send money home to the other children.

Clara went to work in the cotton and corn fields, and there met her husband, Robert Edward Flourney.

The couple wed on the back of a buckboard wagon by a Free Will Baptist Preacher when they were both just 18 years old.

They had two daughters, and moved from the family farms to a tent in Earlsboro in 1924, so her husband could work in the oilfields.

When there tent burned, they moved to a one-room house in Tracy, where they spent there spare time adding three more rooms onto the house.

In the midst of the Great Depression, Clara canned food from their summer garden to have enough to eat all winter. She saved feed sacks to make dresses and linens with a treadle sewing machine.

During that time, she began each day a 5 a.m., cooking and cleaning for the day, and washing clothes on a rub board. The water was heated outside over an open fire.

After her family was grown, Clara and her husband moved to Seminole and bought there first thoroughly modern house.

Robert Flournoy died of heart problems in 1970 at the age of 71.

Clara recently moved to Shawnee from Pioneer Nursing home to be closer to family.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Powers.

Survivors include one daughter, Olyne Hendrix, Ft. Smith, Ark.; five grandchildren, nine great-grand-children and several great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Ruth Flowers

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mary Ruth Flowers, 69, were held this morning at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B. officiated at the service. Burial followed at Rush Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Flowers died Saturday, July 3, 1999 at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born May 15, 1930 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Ad and Edith (McCullers) Maguire.

Flowers was employed as a hair dresser, at the Seminole Water Department and a bank clerk at First National and First State Banks in Seminole during her career.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and also the Elks Club.

She married Clinton Odell Flowers on Oct. 7, 1950 in Lawton. He survives her of the home.

Flowers was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Patrick.

Other survivors include one daughter, Vicki Hope, Mont Belvieu, Texas; three sons, Richard Flowers, Bowlegs, Mike Flowers, Edmond, and Russell Flowers, Coppell, Texas; three brothers, John Maguire, Missouri, Charlie Maguire, and Tom Maguire, both of Fletcher; and five sisters, Oneta Wolf, Cement, Venita Watkins, Choctaw, Frankie Bueker, St. Louis, MO., Linda Koenig, Blanchard, and Dolly Ludlow, Mich.

4-18

Floyd Forster

Funeral services for Floyd Wesley Forster, 77, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cromwell First Baptist Church.

Rev. James Wigington will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Home, Okemah.

Forster died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center hospital.

He was born Oct. 13, 1921 in Paden to James Claude Forster and Emma Coleman.

Forster served overseas in the ULS Army during World War II, and retired from McDonnel Douglas, where he was a sheet metal fabricator for 20 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cromwell, and had lived in the Okemah area from California in 1960.

Forster married Judy Baby Ruth Hail in North Redondo Beach, Calif. She preceded him in death April 28, 1996.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Wesley Forster, in 1949.

Survivors include one son, Michael Forster, of the home; one daughter, Dianne Sanders, Las Vegas; one sister, Juanita Umsted, California; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

6-15

L.B. "Smokey" Fowler

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident L.B. "Smokey" Fowler, 64, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maysville Cemetery.

Rev. Lee Wayne Fowler and Rev. Charles Troglin will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville.

Fowler died June 13, 1999 at Valley View Regional Hospital.

He was born may 11, 1935 in Dell, Ark. to W.O. and Edith Grant Fowler.

Fowler lived a number of places during his lifetime, as his dad was a tenant farmer and moved considerably.

He settled in Sasakwa for the last 30 years, and worked as a farmer, oilfield hand and a road grader operator for Seminole County.

He was a Baptist by faith.

Fowler married Shirley Severs June 24, 1957 in Pauls Valley, She survives him of the home.

Fowler was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Tim Lovelace; one sister and three brothers.

Other survivors include three sons, Rodney Fowler, Paden, Gene Lovelace, Norman and Lee Wayne Fowler, Sasakwa; five brothers, Hershel Fowler, Elmore City, R.V. Fowler, St. Louis, Jack Fowler, Merced, Calif., Jim Fowler, Chickasha, and Benny Fowler, Sasakwa; two sisters, Ellen McCray, Pink, and Rosie Erdman, Sahuarita, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.

12-30

Jax Fox
Arik Fox

Graveside funeral services for twins Jax Arik Fox and Arik Jax Fox, sons of Shawn and Milo T. Fox Jr., Konawa, are scheduled to be held at High Springs Cemetery.

Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

They were born and died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

They were preceded in death by two grandparents, Milo T. Fox Sr., and Rosa Cully.

Survivors include their parents, of Konawa; two brothers, Milo T. Fox III and Shane Fox, both of the home; and grandparents, Roy and Connie Prewitt, Konawa.

3-16-99

Ruth Franks

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Ruth Franks, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Wolf Freewill Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Franks died Monday, March 15, 1999 in Tishomingo.

She was born Oct. 13, 1910 in Bowie, Texas to George B. and Anna C. Lack.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Wolf Freewill Baptist Church, and had been a resident of Tishomingo for the past 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce Franks; her parents; three brothers, Frank Lack, James Lack and George Lack; and two sisters, Stella Milam and Sandra Kay Green.

Survivors include one son, Don Franks, Tishomingo; three brothers, Billy Lack and Gene Lack, Norman, and Charles Lack, Wayne; two sisters, Ruby Moore, Antlers, and Wanda Pllack, Noble, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

5-11

Clyde Freeman,
Byron Freeman

Funeral services for Lima resident Clyde Edwin Freeman, 81, and his son, Byron Patrick Freeman, 30, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-City Christian Center.

Rev. John W. Forbes III of AME Zion Episcopal church, will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

The Freemans died Saturday, May 8, 1999 at a fire at their Lima home.

Clyde Freeman was born April 28, 1918. He had lived in Lima for 57 years.

He served in the US Army for 29 years, then worked for New Lima School System for 20 years.

Byron Freeman was born Jan. 14, 1969 at Ft. Gordon, Ga.

They were both members of Mt. Zion AME Church.

Surviving Freeman and his son are five daughters, Sara Freeman Salbego, St. Louis, Mo., Clydetta Freeman, Oklahoma City, Sharon Starnes, Seminole, Audrey Lewis, Orlando, Fla., and Avril Freeman, Oklahoma City; three sons, Stanley Freeman, Baltimore, Md., Franklin Freeman, Seminole, and Andre Freeman, Wewoka.

Other survivors include one brother, Franklin Freeman, Shawnee; one sister, Celestine Brown, Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

4-21-

Helen Friend

BRISTOW - Funeral services for Helen Dostal Friend, 72, sister of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Schumacher Funeral Home Chapel in Bristow.

Cling Dawkins of the Sharon Baptist Church in Tecumseh will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Magnolia Memorial Gardens in Bristow.

Friend died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 in Shawnee.

She was born April 19, 1922 in Prague to Willie Sherman and Coke Mae (Thomas) Behrnes.

Friend had lived in the Bristow area from the mid 1960’s until moving to Prague about three years ago.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Christ.

Friend was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Dostal in 1993, and one daughter, Deborah Jean Watkins.

Survivors include her husband, J.D. Friend, of the home; one son, Ronald Dean Dostal, Bristow; one daughter, Sue Taylor, Thibodeux, La.; three sisters, Pearl Guinn, Shawnee, Ola Davis, Seminole and Ida James, Prague; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

10-19

Isaac Fuller

Funeral services for Isaac Fuller Jr., brother of Wewoka resident Leon Fuller, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parks Brother Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Rev. James Branscum will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Fuller died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 at an Okemah nursing home.

He was born June 13, 1926 in Marshall, Ark., to Isaac Isiah "Ike" and Etter Elmina (Green) Fuller.

A veteran, Fuller served in the US Army during World War II.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator.

Fuller was a member of the Morse Baptist Church, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge in Henryetta.

He was survived by one son, Isaac E. Fuller, Shawnee; two daughters, Charlotte Ross, Fayetteville, Ark., and Shirley Canuet, Springfield, Ga.; three brothers, Eugene Fuller and Wendell Fuller, both of Okemah, both of Okemah and Leon Fuller, Wewoka; two sisters, Nila Spears, Sapulpa and Ima Ellison, Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

10-12

Sheryl Gammons

Funeral services for former Seminole County schoolteacher Sheryl Ann Gammons, 47, were held this afternoon at Church of Christ in Holdenville.

Interment followed at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Gammons died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born Oct. 28, 1951 in Oklahoma City to Neal and Barbara (Turpin) Prince.

A schoolteacher in Seminole County, Gammons taught for 14 years, and was a member of the 4th and Broadway Church of Christ in Holdenville since she was a young girl.

She married Johnny Gammons on Aug. 4, 1972; he survives her of the home.

Gammons was preceded in death by her father.

Other survivors include her mother, of Holdenville; two children, Rex and Kari Gammons, both of the home; one brother, Steve Prince, Hopkinsville, Ken.; two sisters, Jennifer (Prince) Yahola, Wetumka, and Angie (Prince) Johnson, Earlsboro; and grandmother Minnie (Binks) Prince, Wewoka.

5-30

Ella Garmon

Funeral services for Wolf Community resident Ella Mae Garmon, 83, are scheduled for Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church of El Paso, Texas.

Rev. Guy Pierce will officiate at the service, with Rev. Tom Garmon delivering the Eulogy. Burial will follow at Rest Lawn Cemetery in El Paso under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

El Paso arrangements are under the direction of Futrell Funeral Home.

Garmon died Friday, May 28, 1999 at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

She was born May 1, 1916 in El Paso to Silas and Rose Davis Bushong.

A lifelong resident of El Paso, she helped her husband manage Valnestino Municipal Golf Course, and also worked at courses in Anthony, N.M. and Alpine, Texas.

Garmon also worked for the El Paso Independent School District.

She was a longtime member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, and was in the first graduating class of Austin High School in El Paso.

She married J.H. "Jake" Garmon on Nov. 21, 1936 in Alamogordo, N.M. He preceded her in death.

Garmon was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Maloney and Dolly Bushong.

Survivors include Tom Garmon, Alpine, Texas, and John M. Garmon, El Paso; one daughter, Linda Gale Hill, Wolf Community; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

1-6-98

E.D. Gayler

Memorial services for former Seminole resident E.D. Gayler, 52, are scheduled for Jan. 12 in Burleson, Texas.

Gayler died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 in Burleson, Texas.

He was born Sept. 28, 1946 in Hugo to John and Cleo (Marsh) Gayler.

A longtime masonry contractor, Gayler lived in Seminole before moving to Burleson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Kim Wade; three brothers, Donnie Gayler, Frank Gayler and Robert Gayler; and two sisters.

Survivors include three sons, David Gayler, Ada, Donnie Gayler, Prague, and Michael Gayler Wade, Hugo; four sisters, Hazel Frazier, Hugo, Lorene Sandlin, Bentonville, Ark., Melba Huddleston, Pueblo, Colo., and Johnnie Jo Gayler, Oregon.

Other survivors are two brothers, Lonnie Gayler, Stigler, and Dean Gayler; and 10 grandchildren.

 

9-16-99

Roy George

KONAWA — Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Roy L. George, 86, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Pickard Chapel.

Bro. Emry Lincoln and Bro. Edward George are scheduled to officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

George died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 at Konawa.

He was born Sept. 11, 1913 in Sasakwa to Audie Mae and Arliss George.

On Sept. 10, 1946, he married Lillian Lahoma Walker in Sasakwa; she preceded him in death.

George was a oilfield worker and a horseman. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances Cully and Audie George, both of Konawa, and three sons, Bobby George, James George and Edward George, all of Konawa; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Kelly Neely, Sky Shivers, Bobby Hudson, Jackie Douglass, Arron Dale House and Wayne Micco.

Honorary pallbearers include Dempsey Micco, Johnnie Micco, Frisco Micco, Johnny George, Buddy George, Henry Lancaster and Bubby George.

10-24

Grover Glenn

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Grover Cleveland Glenn, 97, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Glenn died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 in Wewoka.

He was born July 10, 1902 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

For 75 years, Glenn was self employed. He was a member of the Livingston Masonic Lodge #175, and the Jones Temple CME Church.

Survivors include his daughters, Dorothy Glenn, Los Angeles, Calif., Betty J. White, Midwest City, Lorene G. Henry, Los Angeles, Charlotte G. Ward, Del City and Jane V. Watts, Midwest City; one sister, Viola Glenn Jones, Kansas City, Kan.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

3-25-99

PAID OBIT

Ora Glover

Funeral services for Maud resident Ora Alice (Hopper) Glover, 65, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church, Maud.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Glover died at her winter home in Ocean Springs, Miss.

She was born Dec. 1, 1933 in Sapulpa to Farris Derward and Juanita Catherine (Slaybaugh) Hopper.

Glover had lived in Maud since 1966, when she moved from Burkburnett, Texas.

She worked for Goss Dry Goods in Maud for several years before working at Carlton’s IGA in Seminole.

In March of 1973, she began working at the Citizens State Bank of Maud and continued working for The Bank, N.A. until Sept. 1988.

Glover was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge #2501 in Ocean Springs, and the Maud Historical Society.

She married Bobby Ray Glover on July 3, 1950 in DeQueen, Ark. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1992.

Glover was also preceded in death by her father, in 1964; one brother, Raymond Hopper, in 1956; and one great-grandson, Eric Roberts, on May 31, 1995.

Survivors include her mother, on Maud; one son and daughter-in-law, Herb and Barbara Glover, Ocean Springs; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Terry Renfro, Maud; seven grandchildren, Cam Glover Thorne, Joanny Ray Glover, Sandy Glover and Shelly Glover Spiers, all of Ocean Springs, Dawnda Renfro Roberts, Fort Polk, La., Toby Wade and Dillon Ray Renfro, both of Maud; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew Throne, Ocean Springs, Kayla and Tori Roberts, Fort Polk La.

Other survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Mary Hopper, Maud, Charles and Shirley Hopper, Maud, Joe and Julie Hopper, Pleasant Grove, Wilford and Alma Ruth Hopper, Pink, and John and Doris Hopper, Maud; and one sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Ted Phillips, Maud; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family as well as a number of friends in Ocean Springs and Maud.

10-19

J.C. Goforth

Graveside services for J.C. Goforth, 70, father of Seminole resident Carson Goforth Jr., and brother of Euguene, Bobby and Charlie Goforth, also of Seminole, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Adrian V. Martin will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Goforth died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 14, 1929 near Prague to Fred and Edna Mae (Woodruff) Goforth.

He was a retired manufacturer of commercial air conditioners.

Goforth was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Carson Goforth Jr., Seminole; three daughters, Linda Koehler, Brenda June West and Sherry Sims, all of Oklahoma City; four brothers, Bill Goforth, Prague, Eugene Goforth, Bobby Goforth and Charlie Goforth, all of Seminole; one sister, Doris Novotny, Prague; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

11-10

Ardelia Gordon

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Ardelia I. Gordon, 74, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. W. Cooper of First Baptist Church in Lima will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Gordon died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999 at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born July 31, 1925 in Seminole County to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Island.

Gordon was employed as a dietary helper at Lima School Cafeteria until her retirement.

She had lived her entire life in Lima, and attended the First Baptist Church of Lima.

She was married to George Gordon; he preceded her in death.

Gordon was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include three brothers, Oscar Island, Spencer, and Joe Island and Leafus Island both of Lima; three sisters, Vera Taylor, Oklahoma City, Rosie Woodfork, Norman, and Leola Hardwick, Lima.

12-31

Norma Gordon

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Norma Jean Gordon, 41, were held today at McKay-Davis Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Interment followed at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Gordon died Dec. 25, 1999 from gunshot wounds during a family argument.

She was born Feb. 11, 1958 in Wewoka to Rogers Gordon and Gertrude DeWitt.

A 1976 graduate from Wewoka High School, she moved to Oklahoma City, where she was employed at Best Western Saddleback Inn, and later at Clarion Hotel.

Gordon was preceded in death by one son, one brother, one stepsister and her parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Larrietta Gordon, Oklahoma City, and Sharon Gordon, Denver, Colo; one son, Chadd Edwards, Seminole; seven sisters, Deloris Barkus and Mildred Gordon, both of Palo Alto, Calif., Irene Nichols, Spencer, Mayetta Bowden, JoAnn Lambrett, Shirley Thompson and Marsha Walker, all of Oklahoma City;

Also surviving her are two step brothers, Alvin Jones and Vernell Thompson, both of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; and her companion, Otis Floyd Jr., Oklahoma City.

5-11

Salatelo Gordon

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Salatelo David Gordon, 23, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. F. Washington of Macedonia Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

A viewing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Gordon was found with a gunshot wound to his neck at Sportsman’s Lake Cove 5 on Wednesday, May 5, 1999.

He was born Feb. 10, 1976 in Wewoka to Norman Jean Gordon.

Survivors include his mother, of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Aubree Proctor, Wewoka; one son, Salatelo David Gordon Jr., Wewoka; one brother, Chad Edwards, Wewoka; and two sisters, Larietta Gordon, Oklahoma City, and Shavon Gordon, Denver, Colo.

 

March 2, 1999 (paid)

 

 

Hurshel Goss

MAUD ¾ Funeral services for Hurshel H. Goss, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow in Cummings Cemetery, Maud, under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Mr. Goss died Monday at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born June 2, 1908, in Asher to William Newton and Virginia Maud (McClure) Goss.

He married Crystal Van Meter on March 6, 1926, in Okmulgee. She preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 1995.

Mr. Goss was a member of the Maud Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and was a 32nd degree Mason.

He was a strong civic leader for Maud, instrumental in the opening of Citizen State Bank.

Mr. Goss was a merchant for 35 years, owning and operating Goss Dry Goods.

He was also a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher for many years.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kay D. and Darlene Goss, Maud; four grandsons, Steve and Terrie Goss, Maud, David and Angie Goss, Norman, Rodger and Tiffany Goss of Oklahoma City, and Gregg and Joanie Goss, Spiro; one granddaughter, Nancy and Paul Lucy, Maud; eight great-grandchildren, Justin, Cody, Blake, Keri, Jake and Jayce Goss, J.P. and Jeff Lucy.

Goss was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Leila Gourd

DURANT - Funeral services for former Seminole resident Leila Gourd, 92, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Abundant Life Temple Church in Durant.

Rev. Randell Drake will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 6-7 p.m. tonight at Coffey Funeral Home.

Gourd died Wednesday, May 12, 1999 in Norman.

She was born Nov. 2, 1906 in St. Mary’s Kan. To Steven Oscar and Matilda Estella (Hoobler) Smith.

Gourd was a retired bookkeeper for Bryan Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Abundant Life Temple Church. Her husband, Rev. E.A. Gourd, was in the process of building the church when he died.

The wife of a minister, Gourd lived in Seminole for a time, when her husband pastored a church here.

Gourd was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church Eastern Conference, and was a secretary for the Women's Auxiliary.

She married her husband on Dec. 19, 1931 in Oklahoma City; he preceded her in death on March 17, 1963.

Gourd was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Robinson, Purcell, and Jean Earles, Edmond; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Harvey Earles, Brad Earles, Stan Earles, Bob Robinson, Michael Mashburn and Dale Ford.

3-11-99

Verda Graham

Verda L. Graham, 87, longtime resident of Hughes and Seminole Counties, died March 10, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born in the Ashland community, near Stuart, in October of 1911, one of nine children of Milton and Sarah Bland.

Graham graduated high school in 1930 from Stuart as Valedictorian of her class. In 1944, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodson (W.W.) Graham, a longtime Oklahoma educator.

During their 63 years of marriage, they lived in Ada, Calvin, Paoli, Washington, Holdenville, Seminole and Owasso.

She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Seminole, and also the Order of the Eastern Star in Calvin, where she served as Worthy Matron, and in Seminole where she served as secretary and other offices.

Graham is survived by one sister, Wilma Pauline Peters, Memphis, Mo.; and one brother, Corbin Bland, Calvin.

She was also survived by her four children and their spouses, Helen and Jack Boren, Oklahoma City, John (J.R.) and Maria Graham, San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and Phillip Barnes, El Lago, Texas, and Verdonna and Jack Timmons, Tulsa.

She had eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation and viewing beginning at 8 a.m.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family requests that donations be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, Oklahoma City, or the American Cancer Society.

3-9-99

Madison Grandstaff

Private family services are planned for Madison Paige Grandstaff, Seminole, infant daughter of Steve and Sonya Jill Grandstaff.

The baby was stillborn March 7, 1999 at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City.

Grandstaff was preceeded in death by her grandfather, Rex Hughes in 1986.

Survivors include a brother, Tyler, of the home; grandparents Kagle and Nora Grandstaff, Seminole; James and Beth Gentry, Wewoka; great-grandmother Lenora Ring, Shawnee; great-grandparents Lloyd and Martha Hughes, Seminole; and a host of aunts and uncles.

7-7

Son Grant

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Cornelius James "Son" Grant, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Philemon Baptist Church.

Dr. C.R. Hill will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Grant died Monday, July 5, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 24, 1922 in Ada to John Grant and Ida Daniels.

A veteran, Grant served in the US Army during World War II, and was a custodian for the California National Guard until his retirement in 1982.

Grant returned to the Sasakwa area after his retirement.

He married Amanda Williams on June 18, 1949 in Ada. She survives him of the home.

Grant was preceded in death by one daughter, Charlene.

Other survivors include six daughters, Sandra Grant, Midwest City, Ida Gomez, Carpenteria, Calif., Susan Grant, Ada, Doris Grant, Los Angeles, Mary Grant, Midwest City, and Jackie Grant, Sasakwa; and two sons, Gregory James Grant, Sasakwa, and Charles Mitchell Grant, Konawa.

Also surviving him are one brother, Walter Grant, Ada; one sister, Julia Coleman, Carpenteria; 36 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Cornelius Hamburger, Marlon Calahan, Ducate Gross, Anthony Conley, Mac Ladd, Tony Conley, David Thompson, Amari White, David Douglas, Wallace Thurman, Perry Brown and Allen Bailey.

 

Maxine Graves

On August 9, 1999, the Lord called our Mother home. A mother who gave unselfishly of herself, who gave of her time and talents at church and nursing homes playing the piano. She loved to bless others with her music.

Most of all, Mother loved her family. She taught us the values of life and right from wrong.

She was our strength when we were weak. She led us through many battles, including the loss of our father and sister.

Mother’s greatest contribution to life was her ability to teach her family and others the love of Jesus Christ. Mother touched the lives of many people.

One of Mother’s highlights was being the first woman to ever be elected to the school board in Seminole County. She served for seven years at Bowlegs Schools.

Mother was a longtime beautician out of her home south of town.

Maxine Glenda Graves was born on July 9, 1927 at Sparks, Oklahoma to Hudson Powell and May Marietta (Hughes) Lee.

She met and married the love of her life, S.J. Graves. He preceded her in death July 29, 1996.

They were married 53 years. She and S.J. had three children: Sharon Kay Graves, who preceded her in death April 22, 1995; Bobbye Ramsey and her husband, Ken, of Seminole; and Pam Villines Day and her husband, Doye, of Muskogee.

She is also survived by one sister, Doris Watkins, of Seminole; five grandchildren, Bryan Lucas, Casey Lucas, Mike, Julie and Shelly Villines; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Baylee Lucas and Logann Villines.

Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery with Rev. Robert Thornbrough officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Casket bearers will be Ken Ramsey, Doye Day, Dewey Lee, Mike Villines and Tim Plowman.

Honorary bearers are Hank Schaffer, Ray Johnson, David Watkins, Eugena Lee, Allen Lee and Dean Debter.

6-16

Robert Gray Sr.

Funeral services for Robert Dale Gray Sr., 51, brother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Okemah.

Roger Thompson will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Gray died Monday, June 14, 1999 at his home in Middletown, Md.

He was born April 12, 1948 in Okemah to Frankie H. "Bill" and Gladys L. (White) Gray.

A graduate of Okemah High School, Gray was a computer analyst for the federal government, and retired from the US Army after serving from 1968 to 1988.

He married Carley Lee Blankenship Oct. 7, 1966. She preceded him in death in 1978.

Gray then married Susan Peters Jan. 3, 1979 in Frederick, Md. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Other survivors include his mother, of Okemah; one son, Roger Dale Gray Jr., of the home; daughters Kelli Quinn, Hawaii and Joni Gray, Middletown, Md.; one brother, John Gray, Seminole; sisters Ellen Ward, Sand Springs and Ann Johnson, Glenpool; and three grandchildren.

10-19

Elder Mitchell Grayson

Funeral services for former longtime Wewoka resident Elder Mitchell G. Grayson, 89, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Elder B.E. Wallace of the Spencer Church of God in Christ will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Grayson died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999 at the Edward Redeemed Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 10, 1910 in Eufaula.

Grayson was employed with Kisler Bakery, from which he retired.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elbert and Eddie Grayson; and one sister, Anna.

Survivors include one daughter, Rosetta Grayson, Oklahoma City; one son, Emmit Grayson Sr., Oklahoma City; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Clyde Spencer, Wesley Thomas, David Carolina, Jimmy Lee Thomas, Johnny Gloston and James Washington.

Honorary bearers include Clyde Jdames, R.D. Murray, Eddie Smith and Haywood Griffis.

6-11

Homer Green

Funeral services for Konawa resident Homer H. Green, 91, were held today at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Rev. Don Brown officiated at the service. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker.

Green died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born July 1, 1907 in Meeker to George M. and Lillie M. (Boland) Green.

A retired dairy farmer, the lifelong Meeker resident was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He moved to Konawa due to failing health.

Green married Myrtle L. O’Neal on Jan. 25, 1928 in Tecumseh. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Other survivors include two sons, Lloyd Green, Konawa, and Bill Green, Garland, Texas; two daughters, Bonnie Davenport, Earlsboro, and Faye Ann Ratcliff, Meeker; and one sister, Ruth Moucka.

 

10-12

Thelma Green

Graveside services for Seminole County native Thelma L. Green, 82, were held today at Resthaven Memorial Park Trinity Chapel in Shawnee.

Tim Green officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Green died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 at an Oklahoma City hospital.

She was born April 30, 1917 in Seminole County to James and Floy (Hensley) Bradbury.

She attended Pleasant Hill School and Shawnee Public Schools.

She was employed for 10 years with Sylvania.

Later, Green was an owner-operator of Green’s Furniture and Antiques on Main Street in Shawnee for 40 years, then worked with her son at Green’s Corner.

She was a member of Aydelotte Baptist Church, where she was a member of Ruth’s Sunday School class.

She married Herman S. Green on Sept. 15, 1934 in Shawnee. He preceded her in death.

Green was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one son, Ronald Green, Harrah; daughters Dorothy Nicely and Kathy Enright, both of Shawnee; sisters Phyllis Scheidt and Doris Whittern, both of Shawnee; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Christie Grensberg

Funeral services for Seminole resident Christie Grensberg, 25, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Joe Howard will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Grensberg died Saturday, June 19, 1999 in a traffic accident at SH 59 and NS 354.

She was born April 28, 1974 in Oklahoma City to Delton Dewayne and Sharon Jean (Roberts) Brock.

A carpet layer, Grensberg was a Baptist by faith.

She was married to Thomas Grensberg; presently, she was engaged to fiancé, Ronald Elliott.

Other survivors include three sons, Jerry Brock, Thomas Grensberg and Michael Grensberg, all of the home; one daughter, Christie Grensberg, of the home; two brothers, Jerry Brock, of the home and Leslie Brock, McAlester; and her grandmother, Ruby Bemo.

Zane Grey

Word was just received of the death of Wewoka native Zane Grey, 75.

Graveside services were held Aug. 11, at Gable Cemetery with Rev. Randall Miller officiating at the service.

Arrangements were under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Home in Prague.

Grey died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999 in Shawnee.

He was born July 22, 1924 in Wewoka to Eli and Essie (Wright) Grey.

A veteran, Grey served during World War II in the US Navy.

He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Prague.

Grey married Shirley Owens on Sept. 17, 1955. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Other survivors include four sons, Jack Grey, Lebanon, Mo., Larry Grey, Atlanta, Ga., Ricky Grey, Prague, and Michael Grey, Prague; one daughter, Sabrina Grey, Prague; two brothers, Jim Grey, Oklahoma City and Curtis Grey, Peoria, Ariz.; one sister, Mary Cross, Davis; and one grandson.

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Philemon Griffis

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Philemon Griffis, 47, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at El Reno Cemetery.

Rev. Myong Kim and Rev. Maceo McDaniel will officiate at the service. Burial is under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Griffis died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 at his home in Del City.

He was born April 28, 1951 in rural Wewoka to Hovert and Beulah (Elam) Griffis.

Griffis lived in Lima until he graduated at New Lima School.

He attended OU for two years, and joined the US Army. He retired after 20 years of service.

Griffis met and married Tae Park in Korea in May 1974. She survives him of the home.

Griffis was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Elmer and Johnell.

Other survivors include one son, Larry; two daughters, Sharetta and Janelle; three brothers, Sylvester, Raymond and Eugene; six sisters, Clairetha, Joyce, Joann, Glorise Fay, Mary Ellen and Regina.

 

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Mildred Grimes

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Mildred Louise (Wilcox) Grimes, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Henry Bell will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Grimes died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999 at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 10, 1914 in Weleetka to William and Edna (Smith) Wilcox.

Reared in Weleetka, Grimes attended school there, then went on to nursing school.

She moved to Wewoka in 1936, and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Wewoka.

She married Dr. John P. Grimes in 1938; he preceded her in death in 1981.

Grimes was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Ed and Harold Wilcox; one sister, Marguite Bold; and one infant grandson.

Survivors include one son, John Grimes, Wewoka; one daughter, Charlotte Lamirand, San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Homer Wilcox, Okemah; one sister, Elizabeth Morgan, Kingston; and four grandchildren.

Audra Grooms

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Audra Dane (Seran) Grooms, 30, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Grooms died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 7, 1968 in Tulsa to Gerald Ellette and Paula Seran.

A 1987 graduate of Okemah High School, she had moved to Seminole County two months ago.

She married Timothy Dale Grooms on May 1, 1992 in Ft. Smith, Ark. He survives her of the home.

Grooms was preceded in death by her parents.

Other survivors include two daughters, Lauren Seran and Samantha Grooms, both of the home; and one half sister, Karissa Ellette, Midwest City.

 

 

 

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Sasakwa Graduate Killed in Maryland Motorcycle Accident

Native Wewokan and Sasakwa High School graduate Norman Keith "Bobby" Guess died Nov. 29 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Waldorf, Md.

According to Maryland State Police Public Information Officer Craig Renner, Guess was riding on a 1980 Kawasaki motorcycle at 11:49 p.m. on Nov. 14 when he failed to negotiate a curve on Billingsly Road.

Reports state he veered off of the roadway and struck a tree.

Guess was transported to Prince Georges Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., by Maryland State Police helicopter.

Funeral services for Guess, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Harold McClellan will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc., Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 27, 1959 in Wewoka to Edgar Frazier and Loretta Guess.

A graduate of Sasakwa High School, Guess was a member of the Seminole Indian Baptist Church.

He entered the US Air Force on Sept. 27, 1979, and was stationed around the world at bases in Oklahoma, Germany, Korea, Hawaii, and Maryland.

Guess retired from the military on July 1, 1999 at Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Md.

He married Freda Doakes on March 25, 1982. She survives him of the home.

Guess was preceded in death by one grandmother, Rosetta Guess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other survivors include two daughters, Charmetra Jan’net, High Point, N.C., and Natasha NaChole, of the home; his mother and father, both of Oklahoma City; ten brothers and sisters, Kathy Guess, Dallas, Marquet Johnson, Darrell Jackson and Rosaland Williams, all of Oklahoma City, Tamara Wallace, Midwest City, Cheryl Leonard Jackson, Ada, Sgt. Edgar Frazier Jr., stationed in Lawton, Reginald Frazier, Kimberly Bowen and Shalese Frazier, all of Oklahoma City; grandparents Mable Frazier, Ada and Robert Guess, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Rev. Famous Cochran, Ada, and Larry Lewis, Chickasha.

Pallbearers are listed as the United States Air Force.

Honorary bearers include Bros. Marquet Johnson, Darrell Jackson, Larry Lewis, Elic Guess, Luther Mason, Truman Johnson II., Christopher Johnson and Clyde Metcalf.

Flowers bearers are listed as Sisters Sheila Sturgeon, Vicky Carter, Naydean Osborne, Tammy Gentry, Shelby Patton and Felicia Wallace.

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Richard Guess

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Richard Guess, 66, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. E.G. Bert of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Guess died Tuesday, May 11, 1999 of injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born Sept. 4, 1932 in Maud. He lived for many years in Sasakwa.

He was married to Georgetta Guess, who survives him of the home.

Guess was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Other survivors include two daughters, Shelby Patton, Oklahoma City, and Lavon King, Tulsa; four sons, Richie Guess, Oklahoma City, Richard Davis, Holdenville, Greg Guess, Ada and Lef Andrew Guess, Ponca City; two brothers, Calvin Guess, Prague, and Larry Guess, Sasakwa; five sisters, Fayetta Watts, Wewoka, Juanita Guess, Kansas, Bertha Moore, Evelyn Nichols and Wanda Davis, all of Wewoka; and 12 grandchildren.

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Corene Guess

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Corene Maxine Guess, 63, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Southeast COGIC Headquarters, 4019 S. Penn, Oklahoma City.

Dr. Bobby L. Williams of New Jerusalem Temple COGIC will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Guess died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 in Midwest City.

She was born Feb. 20, 1935 in Wetumka.

Survivors include one daughter, Theresa Hines, Oklahoma City; two sons, Lee Andrew Guess, Ponca City and Leon Isaiah Cato, McAlester; two brothers, Willie Osborne, Menlo Park, Calif., and Mackilee Samilton, Wetumka; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Bobby Williams II, Trent Colbert, Gail Barnett, Darrell Whittley, Howard Lewis and James Mustin Sr.

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Lee Guinn

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for Lee Oxley Guinn, 92, mother of a Konawa resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Waldo Young and Rev. Delbert Akin will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Guinn died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at a Shawnee Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 22, 1906 in Tarter to Howard and Purley Oxley and attended school in Tarter.

Guinn was a graduate of the first class of licensed practical nurses at the old City Hospital.

She was a member of the North East Free Will Baptist Church.

She married Earl J. Guinn on Sept. 17, 1922 in Konawa. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1986.

Guinn was also preceded in death by two daughters, Vesta Sparks and Earlene Haas, four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Beulah Kinnamon, Shawnee, Beatrice Haas, Konawa, and Wanda Sangster, Earlsboro; one brother, Jessie Oxley, Mill Creek, and one sister, Essie Johnson, Dunnigan, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

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Violet Hailey

Funeral services for Konawa resident Violet Cletis Hailey, 94, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Konawa.

Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Hailey died Thursday March 25, 1999 in Ada.

She was born Nov. 30, 1904 in Shawnee, I.T.

Hailey graduated from East Central University, and had lived in the Konawa area for the past 50 years.

A retired school teacher, Hailey was a lifetime member of the Konawa United Methodist Church, the Rebeccas, Eastern Star Lodge, The White Shrine, Ameranth, Home Extension Club and Retired Teachers Association.

She married Vitchel Hailey on Nov. 29, 1930.

Survivors include one son, Mike Hailey, Konawa; one daughter, Mary Ann Miller, Konawa; two sisters, Etta Childers, Clovis, Calif., and Geneva Cox, Kerman, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Floyd Hale

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Floyd C. Hale, 83, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hale died Thursday, May 27, 1999 at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born May 6, 1916 in Deirks, Ark. to Phillip and Myrtle (Jackson) Hale.

A veteran, he service with the US Army during World War II.

Hale worked as a barber in Oklahoma City, Konawa and Wewoka, and lived most of his life in Seminole.

He was raised in the Church of Christ, and later became a Baptist.

Hale married Mildred Louise Hale on Dec. 31, 1978. She preceded him in death Oct. 16, 1995.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include four sons, Chris Hale, Maud, Richard Bateman, Seminole, John Bateman, Shawnee and Mel Bateman, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Anna V. Shaw, Konawa; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and close friend and caregiver, Nellie Thompson, Seminole.

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Jacob Hale

Funeral services for longtime Cromwell area resident Jacob Hale, 52, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Greenleaf Baptist Church, Okemah.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Stout Chapel. The procession to Greenleaf Baptist Church will arrive at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Interment will be at Little Quarsarty Cemetery.

Hale died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at his home in Okemah.

He was born Dec. 2, 1946 in Cromwell to Billy and Lucy (Coker) Hale.

He was raised in the Cromwell area and attended school in Excelsior, and graduated from Butner High School in 1965.

Hale later attended Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kan., where he was listed on the honor roll.

He was employed as a construction worker all his life.

Survivors include four brothers, David Hale, Cromwell, Donald Hale, Glenpool, Anderson Hale, Bixby, and Jasper Hale, Hominy; and six sisters, Marie Berryhill, Okemah, Mary Louise Randall, Oklahoma City, Betsy Sue Hewitt, Okemah, Carolyn Tucker, Tulsa, Maggie Coon, Cromwell and Joyce Ann Hale, Tulsa.

Pallbearers are listed as Roger Frank, Ronnie Frank, Reuben Dunn, Kenneth Cooper, Frankie Coachman and Terry Mosley.

Honorary bearers include Eddie Frank, Franklin Lowe, Eddie McKane, Billy McKane and Manuel Coon.

 

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Inez Hall

PRAGUE — Graveside services for Inez Hall, 84, mother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for noon Friday at the Prague Cemetery, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Hall died on Monday, May 31, 1999, in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 30, 1915 in Greenbriar, Ark., to James Augustus Glover and Carrie (Kidd) Glover.

Hall was a resident of Canny Creek until February 1999 when she moved to Meeker.

She was married to Charlie P. Hall; he survives her of their home in Meeker.

She was a member of the Canny Creek Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of a restaurant and real estate business before retiring.

Other survivors include one son, Bill Blackhawk, Paradise Valley, Ariz., one brother, Gene Glover, Seminole, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Lessie ‘Margaret’ Hall

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole County resident Lessie "Margaret" Hall, 79, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Jim Waller will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hall died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999 at her home.

She was born April 23, 1920 in Wetumka to Henry and Sarah (Eakman) Wilkerson.

A homemaker and mother, she was married to Bill Alfred Hall on Oct. 15, 1942 in Seminole.

He survives her of the home.

Hall was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Shirley June Hall in 1953, four brothers and one sister.

Other survivors include one son, Wayne Hall, Shawnee; one daughter, Carol Ann Hartman, Shawnee; three sisters, Jewel Lacy and Stella Berger, both of Oklahoma City, and Velma Chester, Minco; and three grandsons.

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Lewis Hall

Graveside services for Seminole resident Lewis Hall, 79, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Chris Stinnett will officiate at the service. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hall died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

He was born Oct. 11, 1919 in St. Cloud Minn. To Everet and Selma Lewis.

A veteran, he served in the US Army. He moved to Seminole in 1979 from California.

Lewis retired in 1979 from Lockheed Aircraft Plant in Burbank, Calif.

He is a member of the Church of Christ.

Lewis married Sarah Belle Jones Sept. 20, 1942 in Phoenix, Ariz. She survives him of the home.

He is also survives by several cousins.

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Rev. Marvin Hamm

Funeral services for former Seminole minister, Rev. Marvin Edward Hamm, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hahn-Cook-Street and Draper Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Interment will follow at Matheson Cemetery, Piedmont.

Hamm died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999 in Willow Springs, Mo.

He was born Jan. 21, 1922 in Okarche to Martin Arthur and Mamie Colson Hamm.

A veteran, Hamm was inducted into the US Army in 1942, and was assigned to Co. C. 3rd Tank Battalion, 10th Armored "Tiger" Division, under the leadership of Gen. George Patton.

He drove a tank in the European Theater of Operations, where he participated in the Rhineland Campaign.

Hamm was wounded in action Nov. 21, 1944, near Saarbrucken, Germany, and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

He was separated from the Army in 1945, receiving medals for Good Conduct, American Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, WWII Victory, Army of Occupation with Germany Clasp, and an Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII.

Upon leaving the military, he entered the ministry of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, and served as pastor in Seminole as well as Durant, Ada, Wagner and Okmulgee.

Hamm also pastored churches in Kansas, California and Missouri.

He served as Youth Director and Assistant Conference Superintendent during his tenure with the Pentecostal Holiness organization.

Hamm conducted revivals and held camp meeting across the United States.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian J. Hamm, Willow Springs; two daughters, MarVenea L. Rainwater, and Wanda J. Hamm both of Oklahoma City; one son, Edward L. Hamm, Toluca Lake, Calif.; one sister, Juanita Gaubert, Piedmont; one brother, Donald Hamm, South Gate, Calif.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mamie Hance

Mamie Lorene "Jean" Hance, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

No funeral services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hance was born Dec. 13, 1917 in Hominy to Alex and Elma (Eberhard) Hendrix.

After living in Portland, Ore., for many years, she retired and moved to Arkansas City, Kan. in 1989, then to Seminole in April, 1999.

While in Portland, she was employed as a seamstress for Pendleton Garment Company; she retired after 30 years with the company.

Hance was a member of the Lutheran Church in Portland.

She married Herbert Hance in 1977 in Portland; he preceded her in death in September, 1986.

Hance was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Florene Randel.

Survivors include two brothers, John Hendrix, Seminole, and Jack Hendrix, Newalla.

 

 

 

 

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Chester Hand Jr.

Funeral services for Konawa resident Chaster Hand Jr., 38, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Richard Winters will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home in Konawa.

Hand died in an automobile accident near Sasakwa this morning.

He was born March 22, 1961 in Michigan to Honey and Chester Grant Sr.

Hand worked as a correctional officer, and lived in Konawa.

He had served 13 ½ years in the US Marines.

Hand married Kelly Hand on March 20, 1993 in Ada. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jody Kay Hand and Kasandra Denise Hand, both of the home; one sons, Charles Grant Hand, of the home, his father, of Wichita Falls, Texas; his mother, of Oklahoma City; one grandmother, Allie Taylor of Midwest City; one brother, James Hand, Wichita Falls, Texas, and one sister, Rhonda Henderson, Edmond.

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Norman Haney Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Norman P. Haney Jr., 47, were held this afternoon at Seminole Hitchitee UMC.

Rev. Timothy Byington officiated at the services. Interment will follow at Seminole Hitchitee cemetery under the direction of Roesch Walker Funeral Home, Shawnee.

The National American Indian Movement Honor Drum conducted the traditional ceremony led by the founders, Vernon and Clyde Bellcourt.

Haney died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 in McLoud.

He was born Dec. 8, 1951 in Claremore Indian Hospital, to Norman Sr. and Evelyn Brave Haney.

Haney graduated from Bethany High School in 1970, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Central State University in 1987.

He also earned a Masters of Criminal Justice Administration degree in 1989 from Oklahoma City University.

In 1973, Haney was the only Seminole defendant of the occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., and was a lifetime member of American Indian Movement, and was also a member of Nagawee United Methodist Church, serving as lay leader.

Survivors include his parents, of McLoud; three daughters, Mignon Marie Hill and Mikala Lakota Haney, both of Yukon, and Lanae Lakota Haney, Dewey; one brother, Michael S. Haney, Glenpool; two sisters, Janet (Haney) Byington, Dewey, and Muriel (Haney) Wakolee, Shawnee; and four grandchildren.

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Mildred Hankins

Graveside services for former longtime Seminole resident Mildred Hankins, 81, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Ralph Jones will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hankins died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 at her home in Hobbs, N.M.

She was born May 6, 1918 in Homer, La. to J.T. and Myrtle A. Harris.

A homemaker, Hankins was a member of the Church of Christ.

She had lived in Seminole County from 1930-91.

She was married to Edward C. Hankins; he preceded her in death on July 8, 1981.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Floyd Williams; and one sister, Merle Deloach.

Survivors include one son, Edward Lee Hankins, Weatherford; one daughter, Shirley Lawson, Hobbs, N.M.; one brother, Ben Williams, Hobbs; and one sister, Gladys Lovell, Waukomis; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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Jack Hanun

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Jack Arnold Hanun, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

James Choate will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Hanun died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 16, 1907 in Earlsboro to Bee and Mary Bell (Ring) Hanun.

A paint contractor, Hanun was baptized at First Baptist Church of Maud on March 20, 1938.

He moved to Seminole from Maud in 1949, and had attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since 1968.

Hanun married Jettie Marie William on May 14, 1932 in Bowlegs. She preceded him in death on April 21, 1967.

He later married Peggy (Edgell) Irwin on Nov. 30, 1993 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Hanun was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Jo Ann (Hanun) Riggs, on Oct. 12, 1977; and several brothers and sisters.

Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Marion "B.J." Irwin, Las Vegas, Nev., and Charlynn "Bo" Jones, Seminole; one brother, Arthur B. Hanun, Las Vegas; one sister, Cordilla (Hanun) Foster, Napa, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as William I. Choate, Steven Choate, David Choate, Paul Choate, Eric Choate and Richard Lay.

Honorary bearers include Eddie Tiger, William W. Choate, Carl Watson, Kenneth "Sarge" Colvin, Bill Campbell and Marvin Matthews.

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Edwin ‘Ed’ Harbeston

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Edwin H. "Ed" Harbeston, 85, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Harbeston died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 at Shawnee Medical Center.

He was born May 25, 1914 in West Plains, Mo., to Rice and Julia (Adams) Harbeston.

A contract plumber by trade, Harbeston was a member of the First Baptist Church, was a deacon at Ideal Street Baptist and First Baptist.

He loved his land and cattle.

Harbeston was married to Marie (Horn) Harbeston on Nov. 23, 1932 in Sapulpa. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Joyce Harbeston, Wewoka; one brother, Don Harbeston, Cordell; one sister, Maxine Lett, Goodman, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Mary Johnson, Yukon; two granddaughters and their husbands, Tamra and Mitchell Hennen, and Amy and Kenneth Fent; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Mark Hennen and Angel and Caleb Fent.

Casket bearers include Van Rose, Ray Spoonemore, Bryce Hill, Don Raney, Mutt Neal and Frank Aylor.

Honorary bearers are listed as Norman Carpenter and John Bartosh.

 

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Bert Hardin

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Bert Walter Hardin, 83, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. David Karges will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Hardin died Monday, June 14, 1999 at his home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1915 in Keifer to Edward and Bertie Eula (McCullen) Hardin.

A veteran, Hardin served in the US Army during World War II.

He was co-owner of Curry-Hardin Furniture store for over 50 years.

Hardin was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a member of the American Legion for 52 years.

He received his 50-year pin from the Masonic Lodge in March, and was an Eagle Scout.

Hardin married Margaret Harris on Aug. 12, 1983 at the Methodist Church in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his four children, Helen Hardin; and his second wife, Zelma Hardin.

Other survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Suzanne Hardin, Seminole, Dr. Walter Hardin, Aloha, Ore., and Joe and Nancy Hardin, Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Frieda and Frank Dunlap, Colorado Springs, Colo.; five stepsons, Don Northcott and Richard Northcott, both of Seminole, Ed Northcott, Mead, Tom Northcott, Oklahoma City, and Bob Northrip, Seminole; three stepdaughters, Sybil Turner, Mead, Judy Oates an Janie Owens, both of LaPorte, Texas.

He is also survived by two sisters, Pearl Curry, Seminole, and Verba Krasowski, Shawnee; six grandchildren, Rusty, Lindsay, Jared, Carissa, Malia and Alyssa; and 11 step-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Jim Roche, John Coffman, Dennis Smith, Bob Webster, Bob Northrip and Ray Guthrie.

Honorary bearers include Bill Guyman, Foy Dacus, Phillip Parks, Loyd Neese and Masons.

Lucille Hardin

Funeral services for Lucille (Beaver) Hardin, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

Brother Reginald O. Foster and Brother Michael Stanberry will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Lucille died Friday, June 11, 1999 at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 1, 1907 in Ashdown, Ark. to Fannie (Watts) Lee and Eli Beaver.

She moved to Wewoka at a very young age. She attended school at Wisner Chapter and Muskogee.

Lucille was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1966 in Washington, D.C. Since then, she kept her eyes on the prize and looked forward to everlasting life in a paradise here on earth.

Lucille is preceded in death by her father and mother; three children, William L., Fannie and Oliver Hardin; three brothers, Roger Bruner, Tracy and Acie Beaver; one sister, Ruby (Beaver) Parker; one granddaughter, Devona-Dee Dee (Branch) McGee; one grandson, William L. Hardin Jr., and one great-granddaughter, Annika Makayla Osborne.

Survivors include three sons, Carl C. Hardin, Oklahoma City, June Bell Hardin, Washington D.C., and Charles Cleo Rogers and his wife, Sylvia, Wewoka; three daughters, Beatrice M. Osborne and her husband, Marvin, Betty Jean Dorsett, and Lucile Branch, all of Wewoka; grandchildren, Ronald Gene Hardin, Washington D.C., Marvin Lawrence Hardin, Lawton, Sharon Mayberry, Rowlett, Texas, Chris Hardin, Houston, Texas, Jackie Shoemaker, Dallas, Shelby Hardin, Lawton, Shelia Renaé Osborne, Dallas, Marvin Osborne Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn., Bruce Osborne, Wewoka, Clint Osborne, Seattle, Wash., Beatrice L. Foster and Reginald Foster, both of Wewoka, Dr. Tschantré E. Dorsett, Oklahoma City, Greg Hardin and Carl Hardin, both of Shawnee, Ronald Hardin, Washington D.C., Angie Hardin, Dallas, Julian Branch, Fort Hood, Texas, Celeste Rogers, Oklahoma City and Charles Rogers Jr., Wewoka.

Other survivors include one cousin, George Dancer, Wewoka; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

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Ruby Hardin

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ruby (Briggs) Hardin, 94, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee.

Rev. John Williams will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Harden died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1905 in Hobart, I.T. to Ernest Daniel and Minie (Johnson) Briggs.

Hardin came with her family to Pottawatomie County in a covered wagon. After her marriage to B.L. "Les" Hardin, they farmed at Adel Community near Wanette, then moved to Ada to continue farming until they retired in 1975 and moved to Shawnee.

A homemaker, she was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee.

She married B.L. "Les" Hardin on Aug. 7, 1924 in Tecumseh. He preceded her in death in 1981.

Hardin was also preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters, and one grandson.

Survivors include one son, Jim Hardin, Seminole; two daughters, Billie Jean Dulaney, Wynnewood, Reta Newman, Seminole, and Louise Nokes, Roswell, N.M.; one brother, D.A. Briggs, Cushing; three sisters, Ella Hobbs, Bertie Lee Ward, and Nadine Waller, all of Palestine, Texas; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Vivian Hargis

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Vivian (Arthur) Quinalty Hargis, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Hargis died Saturday, June 19, 1999 at Manorcare Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 13, 1918 in Asher to William L. and Velma Mae (Bowen) Arthur.

Hargis was employed at Pioneer Nursing Home for 10 years, retiring in 1980.

She was married to the father of her children, Daniel Quinalty; he preceded her in death in 1992.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Bobby Quinalty in 1969; one brother, Amos Arthur, in 1997; and one daughter, Vivian Darlene Quinalty, in 1943.

Survivors include one son, Frank Quinalty, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Betty Colemen, Oklahoma City, and Judy Bussey, Seminole; two sisters, Eula Moore, Lindsay, and Bonnie Cagle, Seminole, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Jason Bussey, Ricky Myers, Terry Quinalty, David Brian Quinalty and David Bussey.

Honorary bearer is Bryan King.

A.B. Harjo

LANDER, WYO. - Funeral services for Maud native A.B. Harjo, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard Funeral Chapel, Konawa.

Rev. Lizzie Jones will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at the Harjo family cemetery.

Harjo died Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at Ft. Collins, Colo.

He was born Dec. 2, 1919 in Maud to Ida B. and Tima Harjo.

A veteran, he served in the US Air Force, and was employed at Tinker Field.

Harjo was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters and one brother.

Survivors include two daughters, Trena Kathaleen Watkins, Lander, Wyo., and Charlene Irani, Aurora, Colo.; two son, Matthew Harjo, Fayetteville, Ark., and Carl Harjo, Tahlequah; two brothers, Floyd Harjo, Wewoka, and John Crayton Harjo, Hemet, Calif.; two sisters, Antonette Larney, Wolf and Flora Woods, Ada; and five grandchildren.

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Bertie Harjo

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Bertie Irene Ramsey Harjo, 82, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Harjo died Monday, March 1, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born March 22, 1916 in Centerville, Ark., to Milton and Myrtle (Taylor) Ridings, and was reared in Arkansas.

Harjo came to Spaulding in 1959 and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. She was a resident of Elmwood Manor Nursing Home, Wewoka, at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Randall Alvin Ramsey in 1964; and another husband, Amos Harjo; four children; two infants, Johnny Ramsey, in 1991, and Mary Southard in 1979; and one brother, Vernon Ridings.

Survivors include her children, Elsie Burrel, Springdale, Ark., Raymond Ramsey, Wewoka, Ray Ramsey Griffithsville, Ark., Nelson Ramsey, Noble, George Ramsey, Norman, Morris Ramsey, Washington D.C., Ann Perkins, Shawnee, Barbara Morrison, Vian, Bill Ramsey, Wewoka, Harold Ramsey, Kirtsville, Mo., and Jim Ramsey, Shawnee.

Other survivors are her sisters, Opal Osborn, Sasakwa, Marie Ridings, Shreveport, La., and Ida Mae Cherry and Jackey Kendall, both of Searcy, Ark.; three brothers, Oscar, Frank and David Ridings, all of Searcy, Ark.; 33 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Harjo’s grandchildren are listed as pallbearers.

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Eula Harjo

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Eula Mae Harjo, 74, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Bird Creek Baptist Church.

Rev. Bryant Jesse will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Harjo-Bowlegs cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Stout Chapel. The procession to Bird Creek Baptist Church will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Harjo died Friday, June 18, 1999 in Shawnee.

She was born Oct. 29, 1924 in Sasakwa to George and Lillie Harjo.

Raised in Sasakwa, she attended Cully School, and later Chilocco School near Arkansas, Oklahoma.

Harjo taught bilingual and worked as a teacher’s aid for 22 years in Sasakwa.

She was a member of Bird Creek Baptist Church.

Harjo was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Eulene Miller and one granddaughter.

Survivors include one son, Isam Bowlegs Jr.,; two daughters, Bess Bowlegs, Sasakwa and Laura Lee Osborne, Elmore City; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Daniel Lindstrom, Bobby Osborne, Johnny Ray Wilson, Chris Caballero, Alex Caballero, and Junior Harjo.

Honorary bearers include Lee Cloud, Dave Bowlegs and Ted Underwood.

 

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Josephine Harjo

Funeral services for Josephine Stewart Harjo, 46, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Stout Chapel in Wewoka.

Interment will be at the Davis Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Houston Tiger will officiate the services.

Harjo died on September 4, 1999 in Seminole.

Harjo was born on Jan. 18, 1953 in Talihina to Katie Stewart.

She was raised and attended school in Sasakwa before she moved to Wewoka, where she remained a resident until her death.

On June 27, 1987 Harjo married Andrew Harjo, who survives her of the home.

She is preceded in death by two sons, Raylon and David Harjo; and her mother.

Harjo is also survived by two brothers, Vincent Harjo, Stilwell and Robert Wolf, Jr., Holdenville; three sisters, Lillie Petete, Moore, Esther Herrera, Tulsa and Louisa Stewart, Jay.

Pallbearers are listed as Willie Harjo, Reggie McGirt, Stefan Harjo, Jimmy Taylor, Anthony McGirt and David O’Quinn.

 

 

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Matilda Harjo

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Matilda Maxine "Peggy" Harjo, 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka.

Robert Kernel and Kelly Tiger will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Stevens family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. tonight at Stout Chapel.

Harjo died Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at her Wewoka home.

She was born March 25, 1929 in Wewoka to Josey and Mollie Stevens.

Harjo attended Sams School, Wewoka High School, Bacone College and East Central University.

She also attended graduate classes at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and the University of Kansas.

Harjo was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan., for 30 years.

After retiring in 1987, she returned to Wewoka. She was a member of the Hilltop Presbyterian Church, the Arts and Crafts Club of Wewoka, and listed on the Seminole Nation Museum and Historical Society Founders Chart.

She was married to Jacob Harjo; he survives her of the home.

Other survivors include a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are listed as Andy Johnson, Jeremy Postoak, Steve Johnson, Stanley Johnson, William Johnson and Lewis Johnson.

 

 

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2-2-99

Allen Harjo Sr.

Funeral services for Seminole County native Allen Harjo Sr., 80, were held today at High Spring Indian Baptist Church, Konawa.

Bryant Jesse officiated at the service. Interment followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Harjo died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at Southwest Medical Center.

He was born May 28, 1918 in Vamoosa to Cheparny Edward and Cynda (Charty) Harjo.

Harjo was raised and attended school in the Vamoosa area, and later attended college in Southeastern State in Durant and Murray State in Tishomingo.

He was employed in the oilfield, and has also driven Ukes in Washington.

Harjo married Grace Factor on Aug. 22, 1944 in Oklahoma City. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Lula Harjo, Felix Harjo, Hattie (Harjo) Frye, Viola (Harjo) Spain, Pauline Harjo, Atlan Harjo, Andrew Harjo and Ambrose Cully.

Other survivors include seven children, Carl Franklin Harjo, Oklahoma City, Allen Harjo Jr., Tucson, Ariz., Carolyn (Harjo) Littlefield, Maryland, Bruce Kirby Harjo, Warren Steven Harjo and Samuel Isaac Harjo, all of Oklahoma City, and Cynda Marie (Harjo) Goddard, Moore; one brother, Carlee "Jack" Harjo, Vamoosa; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Carl Lee Harjo Jr., Terry Allen Harjo, Jeffery Lee Harjo, James E. Shaw, Billy Spain, and Emman "Shot" Spain.

Honorary pallbearers were Dale Harjo and David Harjo.

Rev. Edmond Harjo Jr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Rev. Edmond June "Peewee" Harjo Jr., 47, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Spring Baptist Church, Sasakwa.

Rev. Leon Postoak and Rev. Billy Joe Harjo will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Spring Church cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Harjo died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at his Wewoka home.

He was born Jan. 8, 1952 in Ada to Edmond and Lillie Harjo.

He was baptized by Rev. John Factor, pastor of Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church on Oct. 29, 1966, and was a long time member of Spring Baptist Church, where he served for many years before joining Central Baptist Church, Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by both parents.

Survivors include his wife, Diana and three children, Sarah Jolene, Jonathan James, and Rachel Marie, all of the home; one brothers, Monroe Harjo, Altus; and two sisters, Amy Harper, Sasakwa, and Louella Parker, Albuquerque, N.M.

Pallbearers are listed as Randy Epperly, Jefferson Harjo Jr., Wilbert Harjo, Gilbert Harjo, Glen Harjo, Dennis Factor, Joe Coon and Raymond Cully.

2-19-99

Cem-Se Harjo Tiger

Funeral services for Cem-Se J. Harjo Tiger, three-month-old son of Wewoka residents Jennifer Harjo and George William Tiger III, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Rev. Franklin Harjo and Rev. Edward Jimboy will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at the Tiger family cemetery in Wolf under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Harjo Tiger died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 11, 1998 in Oklahoma City.

Harjo Tiger was preceded in death by grandparents Jonah Harjo in 1966 and George Tiger Jr. in 1993; great-grandparents Frank Walters in 1984, George Tiger Sr. in 1983, Eunice Cully in 1998 and Sukey Foster in 1971.

Survivors include his parents, of the home; two sisters, Joanah Harjo Tiger and DeMya Harjo Tiger, both of the home; grandparents Jimsey and Betsy Harjo, Wewoka, and Debra Tiger, Konawa; and great-grandparents, Mary Tiger, Konawa, Effie Lena Harjo and Susie Walters, both of Wewoka.

 

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Clifton Harris

NOWATA - Funeral services for former Seminole resident Clifton Harris, 104, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stumpff-Nowata Funeral Home Chapel.

Idus England of Seminole will officiate at the services. Following the services, Harris will be removed to Stokes, Ark., where services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ with Bennie Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at Harris Cemetery in Stokes.

Harris died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999 at Claremore Veterans Center.

He was born Jan. 22, 1895 at Brockett, Ark. to John M. and Sarah Isabelle (Collier) Harris.

He grew up and received his education in the Brockett, Kan. area until coming to Oklahoma with the wheat harvest as a young man.

Harris served with the US Army in Belgium and France during World War I.

As a result of his efforts during the war, he was awarded the honorary rank of Full Colonel by the Oklahoma National Guard on June 20, 1998.

On March 16, 1999, Gov. Frank Keating declared "Clifton Harris Day."

At that time, Harris was also recognized by the United States Congress with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, and he was personally presented with the French National Order of Legion Medal by French Consul Pierre LePetit for his service in France.

In 1925, Harris came to Oklahoma and began work for ITIO Oil Company in Oilton.

He moved with the company to Seminole until 1944, when he moved to Richmond, Calif. and worked in the shipyards.

Harris returned to the family farm in Arkansas in 1945, then back to Seminole in 1956.

He became active as a cabinet maker in the Seminole area until his retirement in 1982, when he made his home in Nowata.

Harris continued to make furniture after his retirement.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, and served as a church elder for over 50 years.

He married Lilye Jane Morris on Aug. 18, 1922 in Ingram, Ark. She preceded him in death Jan. 18, 1994.

Harris was also preceded in death by his parents, 13 brothers and sisters; and one daughter, Bonnie Evans in Sept., 1993.

Survivors include one daughter, Vernell (Nellie) Creech, Nowata; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Casket escorts will include Craig Creech, Chuck Creech, Paul Creech, Cliff Creech, Brandon Creech, Collin Creech, Andy Creech, Justin Creech, Shane Autrey, Dustin Autrey and Jeffrey Evans.

A memorial has been established to the 10-33 Emergency Team, 321 E. Cherokee, Nowata, Okla., 74048.

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Steven Harris

Funeral services for Steven Grove Harris, 48, father of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery Chapel in Oklahoma City.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas, and a brief visitation will be held in Oklahoma City at Hahn-Cook Funeral Home, Oklahoma City, prior to the services.

Harris died of a heart attack Thursday, March 4, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas.

He was born Sept. 13, 1950 in Prairie Grove, Ark., attended Oklahoma Military Academy and graduated high school in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Harris attended Oklahoma University and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

Survivors include one son, Steven William Harris, Seminole; one daughter, Jasie Nay, Oklahoma City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Harris, Las Vegas; two brothers, Bill Harris, Enid, and Randy Harris, Dallas; and one sister, Linda Evans, Salinas, Calif.

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Edra Harrison

Former Wewoka resident Edra June Harrison, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 at her home in Wakefield, Kan.

Cremation is planned, with no memorial services scheduled at this time.

Private family inurnment will be scheduled on a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan, Kan.

Harrison was born June 1, 1920 in Comanche to Ed Hoket and Willie (Harris) Hoket.

She grew up in Wewoka, attending school there.

Harrison was employed as the Court Clerk for Seminole County for many years.

She retired in 1985, and had been a resident of Wakefield since 1992.

She married T.G. Harrison on June 29, 1940 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death in 1973.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie McElhaney, Wakefield, Kan.; and two granddaughters.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Association, in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan Kan., 66502.

 

 

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Rev. Gary Harrison

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Rev. Gary Dewayne Harrison, 46, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ministry of Life Church in Wewoka.

Redmon Wolf and Delfred White Crow will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home, then the body will be to the church at 4 p.m. Monday with night services starting at 7 p.m. Monday.

Harrison died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at Baptist Integriss Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 4, 1953 in Tahlequah to Jacob and Zonie (Gipson) Harrison.

A former president of United Tribes for Christ Fellowship, he attended Wewoka Public Schools and graduated from New Lima School.

Harrison has been in the ministry for many years, ministering to many Indian reservations where the Lord opened the door.

During his last years, he ministered with the prison ministry, "Hooked on Jesus" team.

Harrison was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Katherine Harrison.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Harrison, Seminole; three sons, Dale Harrison, of the home, Jessie Harrison, Konawa, and Jacob Harrison, of the home; two daughters, Amy and Autumn Harrison, both of the home.

Other survivors include one brother, Larry Harrison, Seminole; one sister, Nancy Goate, Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren, Jordon and Kaleb Harrison, Seminole.

Pallbearers are listed as Phillip Harrison, Martin Goate, Johnny Wolf, Mitchell King and Danny Faulkner.

Virginia Hart

Funeral services for former longtime Wewoka resident Virginia Ellen "Aunt Ginger" Hart, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Johnny Hinton will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Hart died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999 in Shawnee.

She was born Feb. 11, 1911 to Lena (London) and Dr. James Hart Sr. in Madill.

She attended school in Madill, moving to Wewoka in 1927 at graduating in 1929 from Wewoka High School.

After graduation, Hart attended Harding Christian College in Arkansas.

She worked as a secretary for many years in Oklahoma and California.

She returned to Wewoka in 1952 to work for her father and brother as a dental assistant.

Hart retired in 1981, remaining in Wewoka until she moved to Shawnee in 1998.

Survivors include four brothers, Dr. James Hart Jr., Wewoka, Allwyn Hart, Searcy, Ark., George Hart, Little Rick, Ark., and Harold Hart, Midland, Texas; and two sisters, Evelyn Burrows and Naoma Filson, both of Shawnee.

Pallbearers are listed as Rowdy Kincade, Larry Bailey, Eddie Neill, Jim Cox, Norman Earnhart and Raymond Cain.

Honorary bearers are Joel Keesee, Oscar Daniels and Clifton Taylor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol Hawkins

Funeral services for Carol Harjo Hawkins, 42, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Snake Creek Baptist Church, north of Seminole.

Rev. Woody Fields and Rev. Bill Hobia will officiate at the service.

Interment will follow at the Cornelius family cemetery in Seminole.

Wake services are set for 7 p.m. tonight at Smith Funeral Home in Ada, officiated by Rev. Jeff Frazier.

Hawkins died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 13, 1956 in Claremore to Edmond Harjo and Lucy Cornelius.

A lifelong resident of the Ada area, Hawkins graduated from Byng High School, and attended East Central University

She was employed at Byng Elementary School as a tutor.

She married Jimmy R. Hawkins Sept. 15, 1978 in Sasakwa.

He survives her of the home.

Hawkins was preceded in death by her mother on Aug. 1992.

Other survivors include five sons, Jimmy E. Hawkins, Toby Hawkins, Micah Hawkins, Casey Hawkins and Kelly Hawkins; one daughter, Derekah Hawkins; one brother, Clifford Harjo; and her father.

Casket bearers are listed as Bear Roberts, Hard Head, Conjot Harjo, Big Moon, Estell Perry and Willy Stick.

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Eddie Haworth

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Eddie Andrew Haworth, 50, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Haworth died Saturday, March 20, 1999 at his Seminole home.

He was born Nov. 3, 1948 in Wewoka to Milton and Gracie (Stockham) Haworth.

A veteran, he served in the US Navy.

Haworth married Peggy Sue (Wheat) Haworth on Aug. 24, 1971 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include two sons, Eric and David Haworth, both of Seminole; two daughters, Ginger Haworth and Pamela Haworth, both of Seminole; four brothers, Teddie, Rick, David and Jeff Haworth, all of Seminole; and two sisters, Sharon Morris, Stillwater and Janet Streets, Seminole.

3-14-99

Richard Heard

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Richard Paul Heard, 21, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B., will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Rosary services are set for 7 p.m. Monday at Stout Chapel.

Heard died Friday, March 12, 1999 in an auto accident.

He was born Sept. 30, 1977 in Holdenville to Buddy and Kathleen (Anson) Heard.

He had attended school at New Lima and Holdenville, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Heard was preceded in death by his grandfather, Louie Heard.

Survivors include his parents, of Wewoka; three brothers, Warren Heard, Seminole, Brian Heard, Edmond, and Andrew Heard, of the home; one sister, Jessica Heard, of the home; and grandparents, Joe and Velma Anson, Seminole, and Bill and Zella Dansby, Wewoka.

 

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Anna Heath

Graveside services for longtime area resident, Anna Norris Heath, 83, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Heath died Wednesday, March 17, 1999 in the Henryetta Hospital.

She was born Nov. 16, 1914 in Blaine County to James Henry Tate and Myrtle (Shirley) Tate.

Heath was a homemaker and a cook for the Bowlegs School System.

She was a member of the Walnut Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, Wood Norris, Bob Adams and Bill Heath, two brothers and two grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Norris, Seminole and Willie Norris, Bartlesville, one daughter, Anita Stinnett, Henryetta, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

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John ‘Jack’ Heath

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident John "Jack" M. Heath, 77, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Heath died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born May 7, 1922 in Wetumka to John William and Ida Mae (Blackburn) Heath.

A veteran, Heath served in the US Navy during World War II.

Heath moved to Seminole from St. Louis in 1953, and has been a resident here ever since.

He was employed with Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement until April 1, 1986.

Heath was a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Juanita Clark on May 1, 1949 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

Heath was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

Other survivors include one son, Ronald W. Heath, Stamford, Conn.; one daughter, Peggy Ann Heath, Woodland, Texas; one sister, Margie Parent, Oklahoma City; and one granddaughter.

Casket bearers are listed as Clyde Sharp, David Stephens, Jack Reynolds, Patrick Garbutt, Owen Melton and James Childers.

12-28

Joel Heathcott

Graveside rites for Joel Henry Heathcott, 59, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wetumka Cemetery.

Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B., will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Wetumka.

Heathcott died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

He was born May 14, 1940 in Yeager to Otto and Dessie (Denton) Heathcott.

A veteran, he spent a total of 25 years in active duty with the US Army, US Army National Guard and US Army Reserve.

Heathcott retired as the First Sergeant of Co. D 120th Engineer Battalion at Muskogee.

He also served 12 years with the Wetumka Police Department, 10 years as Wetumka City Manager and 15 years with Wetumka Fire Department.

A longtime member of the Wetumka Kiwanis Club, Heathcott was also active in the original Wetumka Jaycees and American Legion, and worked with Little League for 10 years or more.

He also volunteered many hours with the Wetumka Senior Citizens Center and area nursing homes.

Heathcott was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church sing 1985.

Survivors are listed as his wife of more than 25 years, Evelyn Heathcott, of the home; two sons, Danny of Iowa and Chris, of Wetumka; three brothers, Gene, of Mounds, Leonard of Lawton and Dewayne, of Pryor; two sisters, Euvonne Harrison, Tulsa, and Louella Ray, Wetumka; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Elizabeth Brooks, Junel McGuiness, Jerry Hughes, Tony Pack, Earl Smith and T.J. Carter.

Honorary bearers include Joey Beth Smith, Pat Griggs, Clark Chastain, Ben Givens and Cathy Brown.

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Ruby Heffley

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ruby Jane Heffley, 70, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Merle Long will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Heffley died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999 at Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Coalgate to Charlie and Euila (Westfall) Driskill.

Heffley worked as a nurse’s aide at Seminole Municipal Hospital for seven years.

She was the pastor wife of Bible Chapel Church, a very loving mother and loved God.

Heffley was active in Bible Chapel, in all the church activities.

Her family was her life.

She married Leon Heffley on Sept. 9, 1948 in Shawnee. He survives her of the home.

Heffley was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Other survivors are one son, Jerry Leon Heffley, Seminole; two daughters and their husbands, Jeannine and Les Robinson, and Vicky and Charles Trent, all of Berryville, Ark.

Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Adriana Glover, Stratford, Lesley Ann and Bryan Odam, Tulsa, Jamie Robinson, Berryville, Ark., Christy Trent, Grand Island, Neb., and Amy and Jimmy Best of San Diego, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Justin and Trey Odam.

Pallbearers will include Kenneth Heffley, Joe Heffley, Robert Heffley, James Heffley Jr., Jeff Driskill, Jerry Poff and Ivan Pokrefky.

 

12-28

Jack ‘Papa Jack’ Henderson

Funeral services for Jack C. "Papa Jack" Henderson, 69, father of Seminole resident Jack W. Henderson, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee.

Revs. Percy Jerkins and Janie Kirt Morris will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at the church Columbarium under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Henderson died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born Aug. 8, 1930 in Shawnee to O.W. and Carolyn Henderson.

A 1949 graduate of Shawnee High School, Henderson worked at Miller’s Plant Farm in Shawnee for many years, retiring in 1981.

He was a veteran, serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

A lifelong Shawnee resident, Henderson was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodge, McAlester Consistory, York Rite Bodies, and was a Boy Scout leader for many years, currently with Troop 418 of Meeker.

He was also president of Ada Ostomy Association and editor of their newspaper, a life member of DVA, and on the board of directors of Bennie Kay’s Designs in Shawnee.

Henderson married Betty Holliman in 1954 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Melodie and Larry Beauchamp and Brenda and Jim Miles, all of Shawnee; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack W. and Joy Henderson, Seminole; eight grandchildren, Sean and Jon Beauchamp, Shawnee, Christina Lefferts, Oklahoma City, James Albert Miles, Shawnee, Audrey and Tasha Henderson, Branson, Mo., Sara Henderson, Seminole, and Laura Mears, Wewoka; one great-grandson, Seth Michael Lefferts, Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

He was also survived by four brothers, William T. Henderson, Norman, Donald O. Henderson, Van Buren, Ark., Frank L. Henderson, Oklahoma City and James E. Henderson, Hinton; and one sister, Martha Jane Duval, Altus.

The family has suggested memorials be made to the Dick Briscoe Memorial Park Fund, in care of ARVEST American National Bank.

 

Ed ‘Pooge’ Hendryx

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ed "Pooge" Hendryx, 69, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Hendryx died Saturday, July 3, 1999 at Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born March 19, 1930 in Seminole to Clyde and Mary Ellen (Peace) Hendryx.

Hendryx worked in the oilfield most of his life, and was the owner of Seminole Tank Service since 1961.

He married Mary Imogene (Fleming) Hendryx on April 5, 1949 in Holdenville. She survives him of the home.

Hendryx was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Hershell Hendryx in 1998 and Bill Hendryx.

Other survivors include two daughters, Susan Kelley, Oklahoma City, Lori Hendryx, Seminole; four sons, Mike Hendryx, Ronnie Hendryx, Jeff Hendryx and Scott Hendryx, all of Seminole; three sisters, Juanita Mann, Shawnee, Dorothy Howell, Wiggins, Colo., and Betty Hendryx, Jones; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers are listed as Bob Swearingen , Tommy Parks, Ronnie Conner, Brett Breedlove, Wayne Babb, Glenn Cook, George Higdon and Don Breedlove.

Honorary bearers include Bobby Sherman, Larry Sherman, Bill Parks, Chubby Wohford and Carl Fleming.

 

 

 

Obit

Demooth cremation society

 

 

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Terry Henley

Graveside funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Terry Dean Henley, 37, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Chapel, Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Rev. Adron Crawford will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Henley died Thursday, April 1, 1999 in Seminole.

He was born Nov. 4, 1961 in Oklahoma City to Harold Dean and Sue Carolyn (Seidel) Henley.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he was employed as a Radiographer at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Henley was a member of the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother on May 22, 1992.

Survivors include his parents, Harold and Sheryl Henley, Seminole; grandparents, Glen and Mildred Henley, Henryetta, and Margaret and Fred Seidel, Moore; one step-brother, Leroy Kramer, Dallas; and two step-sisters, Lori Kramer, Okemah and Sharon Bycko, Oklahoma City.

Honorary pallbearers are listed as Paul Flemming, Noel Thomas, Leroy Kramer and Witek Bycko.

4-2

Doris Herrin

Doris Herrin, 72, was born on Sept. 20, 1926 in Wellington, Texas to Luthor and Wilma Maddox. She departed this life to join our savior on April 1, 1999.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and civic leader.

Herrin moved from Tyler, Texas to Seminole in 1939. She graduated from Seminole Schools and attended the University of Oklahoma.

She married John M. Herrin, Jr. in 1946 and began a 30-year career as co-owner of Herrin’s Ladies Ready-to-Wear.

She and her husband retired in 1979 and traveled extensively.

Herrin was active in the Parent Teachers Association and served as Cub Scout den mother for both her sons.

She was involved in many civic activities and was an enthusiastic Seminole supporter.

Herrin was the first woman president of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce in 1974, and served on the City Planning Commission, and Hospital Planning Task Force.

She served as a board member of Operation Pride, the Junior College Fund Drive, and City Beautification Committee and the Community Chest.

Herrin was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, John, her brothers Jim, Lowell and Galyn Maddox, and her godparents M.P. and Mary Sue Loftis.

She is survived by her sons, John Herrin III, Celina, Texas, David Lynn Herrin, Edmond; grandchildren Lisa Dorenkamp, Kristin Herrin and Paul Herrin; and great-grandson Alex Dorenkamp.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial services will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Glen Blackman of First United Methodist Church in Celina, Texas, will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

 

Louise Herrod

Wake services for Wewoka native Louise (McCosar) Herrod, 78, are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

A procession to her home in Calvin will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, where the family will gather and take her to Tookpartka Indian Missionary Baptist Church, northeast of Calvin, where Rev. Malcolm Tiger and Joe Bruner will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Herrod Family Cemetery.

Herrod died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at her home.

She was born June 22, 1921, one of a set of twins to Elliot McCosar and Minnie Anderson McCosar.

She was married to Amos Harjo Sr. in 1938.

In 1949, she married Robert Herrod. He preceded her in death.

Herrod was also preceded in death by two children, Jimmy Frank Harjo and Gladysteen Herrod; two sisters, Effie McCosar and Betty Harjo, and one brother, Benjamin McCosar.

Survivors include her children, Elouise Harjo, Amos Harjo Jr., Lewis Wayne Harjo, Katie Herrod, Richard Leon Herrod, Zula (Herrod) Green, Minnie (Herrod) Mitchell, Frances Herrod, John Herrod, Leona Herrod and Estelle Herrod; two brothers, twin Louis McCosar and Elliot McCosar Jr.; 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Hester

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Evelyn Irene Hester, 81, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church, Little.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Hester died Wednesday, March 17, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born July 21, 1917 in Oilton to Don and Twyla (Fry) Cline.

Hester was a homemaker and member of the Assembly of God Church in Little.

She married W.M. Hester on October 29, 1939. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1995.

Hester was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Hester, Sylvia, Kan., Harvey Hester and Wesley Hester Jr. both of Seminole; two daughters, Charlene Brookshire, Prague, Jean Newport, Midwest City; two brothers, Donald and Jackie Cline, Seminole; one sister, Betty Hester, Seminole; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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Cora Hightower

Funeral services for Cora Elizabeth Hightower, 81, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Bob Payne will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Violet Cemetery.

Hightower died Sunday, April 25, 1999 in Ada.

She was born Sept. 11, 1917 in Lindsay to Ollie and Gordon Lee Southern.

A homemaker, she lived in Konawa for the past 54 years.

Hightower was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church.

She married James Monroe Hightower in 1945 in Buckeye, Ariz. He preceded her in death.

Hightower was also preceded in death by one son, Woodrow Hightower.

Survivors include seven daughters, Alice Branscum, Annie Smith, Ruby Taylor, Jo Hightower, Betty Deatherage, Mae Wallace and Dorothy Kapraun; two sons, James Hightower and Junior Hightower; one stepson, Buddy Hightower; 33 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchil-dren and one great-great-grandchild.

11-17

Elaine Hill

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Elaine Hill, 45, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Henry Bell and Rev. Gale Izard will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Elaine died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 at her home in Hollywood, Calif.

She was born June 17, 1954 in Shawnee to Wayne and Rosene (Looney) Hill.

Raised in Wewoka, Elaine attended Wewoka Schools, and graduated as valedictorian of her graduating class in 1972.

After graduation, she attended Oklahoma University, where she received a BFA in Theater.

Elaine was very active in all aspects of the theater, and graduated from OU in 1976.

During the summer after graduation, she and her best friend, Janet Ellis, moved to Hollywood, where she stared her acting career immediately upon arrival.

This was her primary goal in life.

Elaine performed in movies, such as "The Competition," and in plays such as "The Iceman Cometh," "Le Liaison Dangerous," "The Elephant Man," "Quilters," "Something A-Foot," "Guys and Dolls," Damn Yankees," "Light Up the Sky" and "Lettice and Lovage."

On May 27, 1989, she met Mark Ferber; they were married in Hollywood, Calif. He survives her of the home after 10 years of marriage.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Rosene (Looney) Hill; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Looney.

Other survivors include one sister, Christine Hill, Wewoka; three nieces, Christle Burris and her husband, Jimmy, of Houston, Texas, Melissa Thomas and Rebekah Thomas, both of Norman; her dog, Ms. Daisy; and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers are listed as Mark Ferber, Joe Ingram, Jimmy Burris, Tim Yearout, Robby Norman and Bailey Harrison.

 

10-21-99

 

Louie Hill

OKEMAH - Funeral services for Louie N. Hill, 50, brother of Bowlegs resident Christine Lindsey, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

Revs. Fred Lindsey and Daniel Wind Jr. will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999 in Wewoka.

He was born July 26, 1949 in Okemah to Tony Elijah and Irene Hill.

A lifelong resident of the Okemah area, he was a member of the Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Bronson Hill, Fla.; five brothers, Stoney and Billey Hill, both of Okemah, Dewey and Toby Hill, both of Lamar, and J.D. Hill, Tulsa; and four sisters, Emma Jones, Slick, Millie and Wanda Hill, both of Okemah, Christine Lindsey, Bowlegs.

Ora Hill

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Ora Earline Hill, 94, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Hill died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999 in Ada.

She was born March 5, 1905 in Konawa to James and Elizabeth Huff.

A homemaker, she married William D. Hill in 1945. He preceded her in death.

Hill was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Slusher, Tulsa, and Bennie Slusher, Konawa; one brother, Zill Huff, Konawa; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Tony Hill

Funeral services for Tony Wayne Hill, 37, father of a Seminole resident, were held Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Richard Bailey officiated at the service. Burial followed at New Bethel Cemetery.

Hill died Sunday, May 30, 1999 at an Ada Hospital.

He was born Sept. 29, 1961 in Ada to James and Shirley (Neely) Hill.

He attended school and graduated from Byng Public Schools.

A sales representative for Ashley Furniture Company, Hill was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Ada.

Survivors include one son, Derek Hill, Ada; one daughter, Melissa Cyr, Seminole; his parents, of Ada; one sister, Tammy Eaves, Ada; and one brother, Terry Hill, Ada.

Casket bearer were David Gray, Roger Boles, David Yockey, Jason Smeltz, Alan Simpson, and Aaron Gray.

10-20

Ray Hilton

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Ray Wayne Hilton, 53, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Jason Yarbrough will officiate at the service.

Hilton died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999 at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1946 in Bowlegs to William Bryant and Iva Elizabeth (Meek) Hilton.

A veteran, he served in the US Army.

Hilton was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and also affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

He retired in 1994 from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

Hilton married Deborah (Coots) Hilton on Jan. 27, 1972 in Byng. She survives him of the home.

Hilton was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Hilton.

Other survivors include one son, Casey Ray Hilton, of the home; two brothers, Tommy Hilton, Houston, Texas, and Mike Hilton, Seminole; seven sisters, Norma Welch, Bowlegs, Billie Vaugn, Kingfisher, Betty Melloy, Wilson, Joann Zelaya, Seminole, Helen Moses, Owasso, Linda Pierce, Konawa and Darlene Selfridge, Seminole; and one grandchild.

4/07/99

Larry Hinds

Funeral services for Seminole resident Larry Alan Hinds, 35, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Hinds died Monday, April 5, 1999 at his home.

He was born Nov. 27, 1963 in Dallas, Texas to Warren Lee and Catherine Julie (Wingard) Hinds.

Hinds moved to Seminole 23 years ago from Austin, Texas, and was of the Presbyterian faith.

He married Vivian Troglin on May 2, 1985. She survives him of the home.

Hinds was preceded in death by his father.

Other survivors include his mother, of Shawnee; one son, Danny Persinger, of the home, one daughter, Christie Jordan, Seminole, two brothers, Charles Hinds, Gainesville, Texas and Donald Hinds, Yukon; three sisters, Carol Haynes, Seminole, Debbie Gurley, Wewoka, and Judy Thompson, Gardengrove, Calif.; and one grandchild.

Casket bearers are listed as Joe Luna, Matthew Jordan, Chuck Fuller, Rick Carter, Jim Snodgrass and Darrell Morris.

 

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Eva Hobbs

Graveside services for former Cromwell resident Eva Rubene Hobbs, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery.

Bobby Massey will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Hobbs died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999 in an Okemah hospital.

She was born May 14, 1909 in Buck Horn to Mont and Joanna Anderson Owens.

She was a resident of Cromwell until 1950, when she moved to Checotah. She lived at Pioneer Nursing Home in Okemah at the time of her death.

A homemaker, Hobbs was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married William Taylor Hobbs in 1929 in Holdenville. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Norman Dale Hobbs, and Jack Taylor Hobbs, both of Checotah; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

2-11-99

Libby Hodge

Funeral services were set for Konawa resident, Libby Kate Grogan Hodge, 88, for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickard Funeral Chapel. Interment is scheduled to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. She died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 in Midwest City.

Rev. Pam Shirk will officate for the services.

Interment is scheduled for the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of the Pickard Funeral Home.

Hodge was born March 24, 1910 in Konawa to Rosa Lee and John T. Grogan.

Hodge was a sales person and a member of the Konawa United Methodist Church.

She married Herbert Hodge in Ada Sept. 1, 1925. He preceded her in death.

She is also preceded in death by one son, Ted Hodge; one sister, Demple Adams, three brothers and one grandson.

Hodge is survived by son Wayne Hodge, Midwest City; one daughter Marie Forcum, Okemah; sister Nell Burnett, Greenwood, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-chrandchild.

The pallbearers are listed as her grandson.

12-29

Olline Hodges

Funeral services for former Maud City Clerk Olline Hodges, 93, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Mike Shelborn will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Hodges died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born May 12, 1906 in Maud to Dee and Mae Holt.

A graduate of Shawnee High School, Hodges worked as a sales clerk in Maud before becoming city clerk for the City of Maud.

She was a member of the Northridge Church of Christ, Eastern Star in Maud, and Eastern Star in Weslaco, Texas.

Hodges lived in the Rio Grand Valley in Weslaco for 47 years before moving to Shawnee in 1997.

She was married to Ben Hodges; he preceded her in death.

Hodges was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nolene Hodges; one sister, Alma Craig; and two infant sons.

Survivors include two daughters, Tokee Richard, Shawnee and Jan Rowe, Camarillo, Calif.; one brother, J.D. Holt, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Evelyn Whipple, San Angelo, Texas; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Wanda Hollenbeck

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Wanda Hollenbeck, 61, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Assembly of God.

Rev. Paul Haden will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague.

Hollenbeck died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born April 4, 1938 in Kansas City, Mo. to Leo Jay and Vina Columbus Little.

She lived in the Seminole area most of her life, and was of the Baptist faith.

She married Carlton Elmer Hollenbeck in 1974, He preceded in death on Aug. 29, 1989.

Hollenbeck was also preceded in death by her father and one brother, Lester Little.

Survivors include her mother, of Seminole; three brothers, Frank Little, Seminole, Eddie Little, Choctaw, and Keith Little, Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Loretta Snow, Weatherford, and Judy O’Neal, Harrah.

11-18

Maggie Hollins

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Maggie (Carolina) Hollins, 85, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Westwood Cemetery.

Rev. William Jones, pastor of Community Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan., will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Van & Gettis Funeral Home, Wichita.

Hollins died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999 at her home in Wichita.

She was born Sept. 24, 1914 in Wewoka, the only daughter of Jeanetta and Manuel Carolina.

Hollins attended Douglass Grade School, Page Junior High and graduated from Douglass High School in 1934.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board and was active in the youth department. In Wichita, she attended Community Baptist Church.

Hollins served as president of the PTA in Wewoka and Wichita, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Wichita.

She was married to Leroy Hollins, and they made their home in Wichita; he survives her of the home.

Hollins was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Herman Buckner, and one brother, Walter Carolina.

Other survivors include one son, Edward "Elmer Jackson Sr., Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Richard Carolina Sr., Wewoka, and Ralph C. Carolina, Bakersfield, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

4-16

Lawrence Holmes

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Lawrence Noel Holmes, 90, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Holmes died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at his home in Tecumseh.

He was born Jan. 19, 1909 in Noel, Mo. To C.A. and Sally (Lord) Holmes.

He grew up in the Okmulgee and Wewoka areas, and as a young man, worked in the dry cleaners, service station and oilfields.

Holmes retired from the dry cleaning business in 1971.

He moved to Tecumseh in Nov. 1987 and remained there until his death.

Holmes was married to Del Luree Ragon on June 20, 1986 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 12 brothers and sisters, and one granddaughter, Talea Ragon, on May 25, 1996.

Other survivors include one sister, Myrtle Hammer, Wewoka; stepchildren Steven Ragon, Norman, Carrye Wells, Tecumseh, Darren Ragon, Edmond and Garrick Ragon, Norman; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

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12-3

Herman Holt

Funeral services for Seminole resident Herman Holt, 97, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Henry Bell and Jake Cleaver of First United Methodist Church in Wewoka will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Holt died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born July 18, 1902 in Warm Springs, Ark. to William Randolph and Flora Holt.

A veteran, he had served during World War I.

Holt worked in construction, which included working on the building of Sinclair Oil Company Gas Plants 12, 13 and 14.

He later became a construction engineer for various construction companies and he and his wife, Afton, traveled to many states until he retired in 1965 from the Dresser Engineering Company.

He married Afton Early on April 23, 1923 in Reno, Ark., and moved to Seminole in 1926.

Herman and Afton were both members of the Bowlegs First United Methodist Church, where Bell is also pastor, since 1934.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Afton, in 1990; one daughter, Reba Mace, in 1980; six brother and sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Bonita Anderson and her husband, Melvin, of Seminole; grandson, Glenn Newport and his wife, June, Pine Bluff, Ark.; granddaughter Cathey Walker, Gainesville, Texas; granddaughter Marilyn Smith and her husband, Ron, Spring, Texas; grandson Clark Mace and his wife, Nicole, Houston; four great-grandchildren and many step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Glenn Newport, Jason Newport, David Horton, Billy Thompson, Duane Sharver and Jim Cook.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Bowlegs Methodist Church Treasurer, 720 Reid Street, Seminole.

11-23

Jack Hook

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Jack Allen Hook, 53, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hook died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 14, 1946 in Seminole to A.W. "Pete" and Helen (Seaman) Hook.

A diesel mechanic, Hook was employed with Koch Oil Company.

He lived in Seminole for 21 years.

Hook was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Clinton S. Hook, Killeen, Texas; one daughter, Jackie Olden, Texas; two sisters, Glenna Shull and Karen Tunnell, both of Bowlegs; and two grandchildren.

4-16

Harriet Hopper

Funeral services for Maud resident Harriet C. (Brown) Rumbaugh Hopper, 59, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ in Maud.

Frank Brewer will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Hopper died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at her home.

She was born June 23, 1978 in Point Pleasant, W. Va. to Helen Lois (Miller) and Paul Wesley Brown, Sr.

Hopper had lived in the Bay area of California since 1961, and moved to Oklahoma in 1978. She moved from Shawnee to Maud in 1996.

She had retired from Auntie Harriet’s Daycare after 20 years, and was the owner of Harriet’s Short Stop.

Hopper was also a homemaker and a nurse.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Maud.

She married John Leon Hopper on March 26, 1984 in Tecumseh. He survives her of the home.

Hopper was preceded in death by her first husband, James F. Rumbaugh Sr.; her parents; and two brothers, Paul and Dwight Brown.

Other survivors include one son, James F. Rumbaugh Jr., Maud; one daughter, Jennifer (Rumbaugh) Hopper, Tecumseh; two brothers, Daniel Brown, Pittsburg, Calif., and Mark Brown, Vallejo, Calif.; three sisters, Paullita Seabaugh, Oakland, Calif., Katharine Briley, Richmond, Calif., and Barbara Bueshel, Santa Rosa, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

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Herbert Horn

WEWOKA ¾ Graveside funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Herbert Sydney "Herb" Horn are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Holdenville Cemetery.

Harold McRay will officiate; burial is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Horn died Friday at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 94.

He was born Feb. 23, 1905, in Belleville, Ark., to A.G. and Alice (Joiner) Horn.

He was raised in the Yell County area and moved to Wewoka in 1945. He worked in the service station business until his retirement in 1971.

Horn married Ora Pearl Pickens on Oct. 31, 1931 in Yell County. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Horn, Midwest City; two grandchildren, Robert Horn Jr. and Michelle Horn, both of Midwest City; one great-grandson, Daniel Foster, Midwest City; one brother-in-law and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pickens, Hot Springs, Ark; a sister-in-law, Lovie Dean, Holdenville; a cousin, Raymond and Nowasa Joiner, Holdenville; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Anson, Seminole; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

5-23

James Horne

Funeral services for Wewoka native James Robert "Bob" Horne, 66, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church, Holdenville.

Rev. Jim Parrish will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home.

Horne died Sunday, May 23, 1999 at his home in Holdenville.

He was born Dec. 17, 1932 in Wewoka to Harvey Raymond Horne and Clara Springer.

He graduated from Wewoka High School, then served in to US Navy from Oct. 1951 to Aug. 1953.

He was assigned to the USS Missouri BB 63 battleship during the Korean War.

Horne moved to California until 1988, when he retired from French American Bakery, when he returned to live in Holdenville.

He was a member of Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church, and was involved with many ministries, including Volunteers in Mission, Sunday School superintendent, and a member of the Administrative Board.

Horne also worked on various building and remodeling projects at the church.

In the community, he was active in the American Legion where he served as a Historian and Vice Commander.

He participated in the Community Theater production, "Inherit the Wind", in 1994.

Horne married Jo Ella Ball on April 25, 1953 in Holdenville. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Louise Horne Calkins.

Other survivors include three children, Phyllis Jane Lisle, La Mirada, Calif., Anita Jo Koop, Olathe, Kan., and Robert Raymond, Northwood, Iowa; one brother, John Leonard Horne, Monarch Beach, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

8-24-99

Dr. Michael Houghton

Memorial services for Dr. Michael Allan Houghton, 54, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Henry Bell will officiate at the services. Houghton’s remains will be cremated.

He died Monday, August 23, 1999, when the airplane he was piloting crashed north of Seminole.

According to his wife, Connie, witnesses to the crash said that the engine cut out, and forced the plane to land.

Houghton was born March 17, 1945 in Ranger, Texas to Johnny and CleoAnna Smith.

A 1963 graduate of Everman High School, Houghton began his residency in family medicine at the University of Oklahoma.

In January of 1985, he moved to Wewoka, where began his family practice at the Tri Cities Family Medical Clinic.

More recently, Houghton began helping at prisons in Oklahoma, performing medical duties at four prisons and at the new Tulsa jail.

Houghton, a pilot, was flying home from Tulsa when his plane crashed.

He was married to Connie Sue (York) Houghton, on Aug. 17, 1965. The couple celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary last week.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; his parents; one son, Chase Mark Houghton, Holdenville; one daughter, Spring Michael Houghton, New York; three brothers, Pat Houghton, Rod Houghton and Dr. Scott Houghton, all of Texas; and one sister, Marcia Hoedebeck, Texas.

6-1

Ruth Houston

Funeral services for longtime Sasakwa and Wewoka resident Ruth Houston, 90, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Mack Lyon and Johnny Hinton will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Houston died Sunday, May 30, 1999.

She was born July 27, 1908 to Stonewall J. and Sarah Jane (Brown) Blankenship.

Houston married James Audie Houston on June 5, 1925. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.

Survivors include two daughters, Veta Moore, Wewoka, and Joann Stewart, Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Gene Blankenship, Bakersfield, Calif.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Kelly Bartman, Robbie Stewart, Jeff Reid, David Reid, Tommy Dale Harris and Guy Tucker.

Honorary bearers include Dewey Muirhead, Durward Tucker, Ted Tucker, Cato Jones and Randy Sanders.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to Search and Hosice of Shawnee Regional Home Health.

03-28-99

Betty Howard

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Betty Opal Howard, 80, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Howard died Friday, March 26, 1999 at Seminole Estates.

She was born May 9, 1918 in Thornburg, Ark. to Henry Loftis and Sarah Cline.

A Baptist, Howard worked as a nurses’ aid at Shawnee Regional Hospital until her retirement in 1984.

She married Sylvester Howard to Aug. 17, 1935 in Hartford, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1994.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, one son, one grandson and one sister.

Survivors include four sons, Harley, Jimmy and Ken, all of Seminole, and Rick Howard of Shawnee; three daughters, Betty Johnson, Seminole, Gail Anderson, Norman, and Sylvia Graves, Perry; three brothers and sisters, Marvin Loftis, and Alta Harchell, both of Seminole and Virginia Rush, Moore; 27 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

3-14-99

Stephen Howard

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Stephen Lee Howard, 16, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Holdenville.

Father Matthew J. Brown, O.S.B., will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Rosary services are set for 7:15 p.m. Sunday at the Stout Chapel.

Howard died Friday, March 12, 1999 in an auto accident.

He was born Feb. 17, 1983 in Tulsa to Philip and Jane Howard.

He was a member of the Catholic Church and attended the First Baptist Youth Group.

A sophomore at Wewoka High School, Howard maintained a 4.0 grade point average and was the class treasurer.

He was a member of the Oklahoma and National Honor Society, and was a science fair winner and a representative during the Hanging of the Green.

Howard was a life Boy Scout, and was working on his Eagle Badge.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Max Glaze, and Margaret and Robert Howard.

Survivors include his parents, of the home; one brother, John Howard; grandmother June Glaze.

The family requests that memorials be made to Boy Scout Troop #426.

 

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3-12-99

Ozie Howell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Ozie Mae Howell, 85, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Howell died Thursday, March 11, 1999 at Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 3, 1913 in Vernon, Ala. to Thomas and Zelma Yerby. She moved to Seminole County, and had lived here for 80 years.

A homemaker, Howell attended Trinity Baptist Church.

She married Dan Howell on June 14, 1946 in Gainesville, Texas. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles L. and Joann Posey, Seminole; three grandchildren, Brad and Phillip Posey, and Laura Long; and seven great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Brad Posey, Phillip Posey, Chris Posey, Monty Yerby, Josh Yerby and Matthew Yerby.

 

 

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02/26/99

 

Earl Huckleberry

Funeral services for Earl E. Huckleberry, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Chris Stinnett will officiate.

Burial will follow in Vamoosa Cemetery.

Huckleberry died Thursday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born May 23, 1910, in Vamoosa to Albert and Betty (McFarland) Huckleberry.

He lived in Seminole County, principally in Maud, all his life, retiring in 1985 from Rudmon Oil. He attended the Church of Christ.

He married Dollie Mae Wynn on Sept. 1, 1933, in Seminole; she died July 27, 1991.

Huckleberry was also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Doris Yerby, Wolf; two grandchildren, Monty and Rick Yerby; and three great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Search, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, 73083.

 

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Marie Hughes

Funeral services for Marie Hughes, 64, mother of Wewoka resident Phillip Floyd, were held today at Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Interment followed at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Hughes died Friday, May 7, 1999 in Texas City, Texas.

She was born April 22, 1935 in Tecumseh, and attended school there.

A homemaker, Hughes moved to Pasadena, Texas in 1968.

She married Joe P. Hughes on July 9, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1986.

Hughes was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Davenport; three sons, Joe Hughes, Jerry Hughes, and Phillip Floyd; three brothers, Harry Linduff, Don Linduff and Troy Linduff; and five grandchildren.

3-11-99

Roman Hulbutta

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Roman Hulbutta, 62, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Rev. Freeman Whitlock and Rev. Thomas Billie will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Tiger Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Stout Chapel, and the procession to Sand Creek Eufaula Church will commence at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hulbutta died March 10, 1999 at his home.

He was born Oct. 9, 1936 in Seminole County to Johnson and Sallie Hulbutta.

Hulbutta was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Raymond Hulbutta; and one stepson, Jimsey Hulbutta.

Survivors include four brothers, Ramsey Hulbutta, Geary, Johnny Hulbutta and Paul Hulbutta, both of Wewoka, and Ronnie Hulbutta, Holdenville; three sisters, Nancy Hulbutta and Semaria Grass, both of Wewoka, and Nelsie Yargee, Shawnee.

Pallbearers are listed as Chavez Jones, Jeff Harjo, Randy, Chris, Roger and Johnson Hulbutta.

2-9-99

Ethel Hull

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Ethel Johnson Hull, 90, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Joe Faircloth will officiate at the service, assisted by Rev. Sam Hendry. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Hull died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at a Shawnee Nursing Home.

She was born April 23, 1908 in Stronge City, in Roger Mills County, to Thomas Loranze and Emma Cora (Nichols) Fifer.

Hull attended Keokuk Falls Schools while in Seminole County.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

Hull moved to Shawnee in June, 1959 from Ninnekah.

She married Edgar Thornton Johnson on April 30, 1926 in Tecumseh. He preceded her in death May 26, 1959.

She married Arthur E. Hull on Sept. 2, 1977 in Shawnee; he preceded her in death May 18, 1987.

Hull was also preceded in death by a grandson.

Survivors include four daughters, Willie Mae Kezer, Colton, Calif., Evelyn Godfrey, Shawnee, Benita Myrick and Carolyn Brewer, both of Midwest City; one son, Thomas Johnson, Shawnee; one sister, Mae Luck, Odessa, Texas; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Belle Hulsey

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Belle Hulsey, 96, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at East Main Church of Christ.

Larry Bailey will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Hulsey died Wednesday, May 26, 1999 in Holdenville.

She was born June 14, 1902 in Hartselle, Ala. To Cephus T. and Eva Collier.

As a young child she moved to Oklahoma, and resided in Seminole and Hughes County most of her life.

A housewife, Hulsey was a member of the East Main Church.

She was married to Dewey Huckabay for 56 years when he died on Oct. 23, 1977.

She married Walter Hulsey on Oct. 21, 1982; He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1996.

Hulsey was also preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Juanita Miller, Redding, Calif.; one granddaughter, Shirley Carrington, Chico, Calif.; one sister, Elva Gill, Shawnee; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

1-20-99

Eva Hunter

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Eva Viola (Atchison) Hunter, 86, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hunter died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999 in Holdenville.

She was born Dec. 27, 1912 in Porter, Texas to Lexus Paris and Mary Jane (Weber) Atchison.

Hunter worked as an LPN in California for several hears before moving back to Oklahoma in 1982.

She was a member of Women of the Moose and VFW while living in California, and Eagles in Wetumka, where she served as Chaplain in the past.

She married Lester W. Hunter on Sept. 11, 1929 in Seminole. He preceded her in death July 13, 1990.

Hunter was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Alvin Hunter in 1986; two daughters, Almeda Hunter in 1932 and Sharon Devor in 1980; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors are three sons, Dale Hunter, Mission, Texas, Martin Hunter, Holdenville, and Darrell Hunter, Merced, Calif.; one daughter, Nina Murphy, Park Hill; one sister, Bertha Carroll, Tulsa; 18 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Frank Huntley

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Frank Huntley, 89, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Street Church of Christ.

Brother C. Banks of Cedar Street Church will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Huntley died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 at Integris Baptist Health Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born April 10, 1910 in Sasakwa.

Huntley worked for the City of Wewoka for 20 years before his retirement.

He was a member of the Cedar Street Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joetta Huntley; and one brother, Webster Huntley.

Survivors include two sisters, Henrietta Davis, Hugo and Mary L. Baker, Lawton; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

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Howard Hutchinson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Howard Lester Hutchinson, 62, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. E.G. Bert of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Hutchinson died Monday, May 3, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born March 8, 1937 in Okmulgee, and had lived in Wewoka since 1975.

Hutchinson was a member of the Thomastown Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Albert Phillips; and two brothers, John D. Bruner and Earnest Fuller.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Hutchinson, Wewoka; seven daughters, Jeanette Railey, Diane Phillips, Della Phillips, Sophilia Nicole Phillips and Cassandra Scott, all of Los Angeles, and Cora Jean Warrior and Cavaline Warrior, both of Ada; 11 sons, Richard Phillips Jr., Arizona, David Phillips, Glen Phillips, Ronnie "Hodgie" Phillips, Kenny Phillips and Gregory "Squeeba" Phillips, all of Los Angeles, John Phillips, Phillip Hutchinson, Wewoka, George Bryant Hutchinson, Norman, Ray Warrior, Ada and Tony Warrior, Wewoka.

Other survivors include three sisters, Georgia Griffin and Geraldine Murdock, both of Tulsa, and Beverly Smith, Wichita, Kan.; seven brothers, Wendell Smith, Willie C. Smith, Keith Smith, George Smith and Frederick Smith, all of Wichita, Kan., Dennis Smith, Phoenix, Ariz., and Marvin Smith, Dallas, Texas; 24 grandchildren, two great-grandchil-dren and one great-great-grand-child.

3-30-99

Alton Huth

NORMAN - Graveside services for Alton John Huth, 75, stepfather of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Oak Park Cemetery.

Rev. Doyle Seeley will officiate at the services. Burial is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler.

Huth died Saturday, March 27, 1999 in Norman.

He was born May 13, 1923 in Great Falls, Mont. To John Walter and Esther Viola Huth.

A veteran, Huth served in the US Navy during World War II through the Vietnam War. He retired after 24 years of service.

He had lived in California for several years before moving to Chandler in 1988.

Huth married Sarah Pounds Howser on Jan. 31, 1979 in Reno, Nev. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Other survivors include one son, John Huth, San Jose, Calif.; one stepson, Daryl Howser, Seminole; one daughter, Janice Byer, Clifton, Va.; and three grandchildren.

1-27-99

Loyde Ingram

Memorial services for Seminole native Loyde Joe Ingram, 71, were held today at East Main Church of Christ, Holdenville.

Ingram died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999 at his home in Holdenville.

He was born March 24, 1927 in Seminole to Claude and Mary Thomas Ingram.

At the age of 12, he moved to Holdenville, where he resided until his death.

A veteran, Ingram served in the US Navy during World War II.

He worked in the oil field, was a farmer and cattleman and also was a plant manager of Covey’s.

Ingram married Wilma Ruth Martin on July 1, 1950. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father, his mother and stepfather, Mary Thomas Ingram Palmer and Arnold Palmer; one sister, Wanda Blevins and one brother, Bill Ingram.

Other survivors include two sons, Randy Ingram, Clarksville, Tenn., and Bruce Ingram, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Susan Terry, Meeker; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Allen Inman

Funeral services for Seminole resident Allen Leon Inman, 64, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church, Shawnee.

Rev. Mike Craig and Rev. C.L. Thomas will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Inman died Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 27, 1935 in Sasakwa to Odas Lee and Anna Lee (Allen) Inman.

He was employed at a shipping manager for Carlon-Lamson-Session until his retirement in 1995.

Inman moved to Seminole County from Oklahoma City in 1964, and was a member of Temple Baptist in Shawnee.

He married Edna Mae Streeter on Aug. 20, 1956 in Ada. She survives him of the home.

Inman was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Allen Dwayne Inman in December, 1964.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sheila Underwood, Seminole, and Teresa Baker, Meeker; two brothers, Jimmy W. Inman, Holdenville, and Robert Lee Inman, Ada; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Keith Carter, Kevin Carter, Todd Cheatwood, Cody Bennett, Tim Inman and Odas Inman.

Honorary bearers include Clayton and Lance Underwood.

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Chester Jackson

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Chester Arthur Jackson, 83, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Wetumka.

Rev. Randy McCown and Rev. Frank Hester will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Vista Cemetery west of Konawa under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Jackson died Friday, May 21, 1999 in Norman.

He was born May 20, 1916 in Konawa to Henry and Emeline Jackson.

A farmer and oil field worker, Jackson retired in 1984. He was a member of the Wetumka First Baptist Church.

He married Margie Elliott on July 2, 1939 in Konawa. She survives him of the home.

Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Dorothy Prewitt, four brother and one sister.

Other survivors include three daughters, Margie Sexton, Asher, Martha Hester, Sylvia, Kan., and Mary Beth Wilhelm, Ft. Cobb; two sons, Glenn Jackson, Davenport, and Paul Wayne Jackson, Oklahoma City; one brother, Alvie Jackson, Del City; one sister, Norma Edwards, Stuart; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and six stepgrandchildren.

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Edna Jackson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Edna Evelyn Jackson, 93, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Rev. Doyle Gadberry will officiate at the service, assisted by Evelyn Gadberry. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Jackson died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 7, 1906 in Holdenville to Emmy (Robertson) and Charles Rider. She was reared in Holdenville, and graduated from Holdenville High School in 1925.

Jackson volunteered her time to work on election committees for Seminole County, and was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was married to Jewell Franklin Jackson on Oct. 22, 1925 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death in October of 1989.

Jackson was also preceded in death by one son, Don Jackson in 1989.

Survivors include one sister, Bertha Clayton, Holdenville; three grandchildren, Mark Jackson, of the home, Joe Jackson, Enid and Pat Jackson, Yukon; one daughter-in-law, Patsy Jackson, Yukon; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Gurdon Johnson, Mark Barnhart, Dyton Coffman, Marvin Hood, Jake Smith, and Tim Brady.

Honorary Pallbearers include Harman Bevelhymer, Ray Bevelhymer, Homer Garner, Buck Walls and John Stafford.

The family requests that memorials be made in Jackson’s name to the Bethel Pentecostal Church.

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Ora Jackson

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Ora Lena Jackson, 87, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999 in Rush Springs.

She was born Nov. 11, 1911 in Asher.

Jackson operated Jackson Supermarket in Wewoka for many years.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ray Smith, one brother, Clarence Gosnell and four sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Roy A. Smith, Wewoka, and Larry Jackson, Rush Springs, four sisters, Beatrice Wood, California, Beaula Fry and Vivian Jones, both of Asher, and Dolly Smith, Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchil-dren and eight great-great-grandchil-dren.

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Hester James

Funeral services for Seminole resident Hester James, 88, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Revs. L.T. Crawford and John Q. Simpson will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Faye Cemetery, 10 miles north of Seminole.

James died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 8, 1911 in Pheba, Miss., to James Monroe and Altonia (Sprowls) Jackson.

A housekeeper, James was a member of Galilee Baptist Church and the Galilee Mission Society.

On Sept. 9, 1929, she married Jessie Boyd; he preceded her in death.

She then married Rev. Edmond James on March 2, 1942; he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1979.

Survivors include her great-niece and caretaker, Dorthea Winrow, Earlsboro; two brothers, James Monroe Jackson, Seattle, Wash., and Ludie Jackson, Stockton, Calif.; five sisters, Ollie Williams, Alzetta Pruitt, and Freddie Mae Harris, all of Coweta, Adell Clayton, Wagoner, and Odell Neil, Tulsa.

Casket bearers are listed as great-nephews, and flower bearers will be great-nieces. Honorary flower bearers will be the Galilee Mission Society.

 

 

 

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John Coker

Funeral services for Konawa resident John Benjamin Coker, 73, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard Chapel.

Rev. Exie Fish will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Evening services are slated for 6 p.m. this evening at Pickard Chapel.

Coker died Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 8, 1925 in Konawa to Mamie and Rev. Daniel Coker.

A lifelong Konawa resident, he served in the US Army during World War II, and was a member of the High Springs Baptist Church.

Coker retired as a Civil Service Worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Irene Armstrong, and one brother, Lewis J. Coker.

Survivors include three nephews, Bill Armstrong, Frank Armstrong and Danny Armstrong, all of Konawa; and five nieces, Betty Jean Burgess, of the home, Katie Harmon, Ada, Netty Mooreland and Edna Odell, both of Asher, and Karen Sue Coker, Geary.

Pallbearers at the chapel are listed as Donny Smith, Dorsey Nero, Clay Horton, Leo Burgess, Frank Burgess, and Kenneth Coker.

At the cemetery, Coker will have military pallbearers.

Honorary bearers include Bill Houston, George Coker, Bill Ellie, Joe Cully and Lucky Spooner.

12-28

Edna Johnson

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Edna Mae Johnson, 79, were held this morning at Strothers Chapel, Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Curtis Townley officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Johnson died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999 at her home in Okemah.

She was born June 14, 1920 in Necessity, Texas to Edgar Monroe and Beaulah (Roth) Pearson.

She graduated from Wolf High School, and attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater.

A homemaker, Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was a Seminole resident until two months ago, when she moved to Okemah.

She married Ted Johnson on July 13, 1942 in Holdenville. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1980.

Johnson was also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Myrl H. Pearson.

Survivors include one son, Gene Johnson, Edmond; three daughters, Sandy Neal and Linda Creason of Okemah, and Judy O’Connell, San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Gene Pearson, Enid; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers are listed as John Creason, Mark Creason, Davis Creason, Jake Neal, Jeff Johnson, Kevin Johnson and Bradley O’Neal.

2-28-99

Johnny Johnson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Johnny Thomas Johnson, 46, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley and Rev. Robert Hightower will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The casket will be open until service time and will not be reopened.

Johnson died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at Valley View Hospital, Ada.

He was born Sept. 6, 1952 in Seminole to Thomas and Francina (Factor) Johnson.

A 1970 graduate of Seminole High School, he attended Seminole Junior College, and was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church, where he served as Associate Pastor.

Johnson was a salesman for Seminole Chemical.

He married Vickie (Lankford) Johnson on June 4, 1971 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

Johnson was preceded in death by one son, Jonathan Johnson in 1978; his father, and one sister, June Chambers.

Other survivors include his mother, of Seminole; one son, Jeremy Johnson and one daughter, Tiffany Johnson, both of the home; one sister, Joann Conner and one brother-in-law, Tommy Chambers.

Casket bearers are listed as Dale Jesse, Randy Dailey, Rodney Factor, Jason Chambers, Larry Write, Jim Moreu and Max House.

2/28/99

Johnny Johnson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Johnny Thomas Johnson, 46, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley and Rev. Robert Hightower will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The casket will be open until service time and will not be reopened.

Johnson died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at Valley View Hospital, Ada.

He was born Sept. 6, 1952 in Seminole to Thomas and Francina (Factor) Johnson.

A 1970 graduate of Seminole High School, he attended Seminole Junior College and was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church, where he served as Associate Pastor.

Johnson was a salesman for Seminole Chemical.

He married Vickie Lankford on June 4, 1971 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

Johnson was preceded in death by one son, Jonathan Johnson, in 1978; his father and one sister, June Chambers.

Other survivors include his mother, of Seminole; one son, Jeremy Johnson, and one daughter, Tiffany Johnson, both of the home; one sister, Joann Conner and one brother-in-law, Tommy Chambers.

Casket bearers are listed as Dale Jesse, Randy Dailey, Rodney Factor, Jason Chambers, Larry Write, Jim Moreu and Mark House.

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William Johnson

Funeral services for William Curtis "Bill" Johnson, 85, brother of a Maud resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at White Dove Cemetery in Sparks.

Rev. John Orr will officiate at the service. Burial is under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Chapel, Meeker.

Johnson died Sunday, April 18, 1999 in Chandler.

He was born March 4, 1914 in Sardis, Miss., to James Walter and Tennessee Missouri (Rickard) Johnson.

He worked in the trucking operations around the Meeker area, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Meeker.

Johnson was preceded in death by his two wives, Mary and Luella, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Don Johnson, Choctaw, Billy Johnson, Wanette, and Steve Johnson, Stillwater; daughters, Grace Allen, Tecumseh, May Locke, Broken Arrow, Mary Liggitt, Tulsa, Sheri Patterson, Meeker, Wilma Johnson, Moore, and Lori Acord, Edmond; three brothers, Dave Johnson, Maud, Calvin Johnson, Exford, Miss., and Marshall Johnson, California; two sisters, Couise Coller, Kingfisher and Fredia Kirz, Oklahoma City and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

2-2-99

L.C. Johnson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident L.C. Johnson, 78, were held today at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Earnest Harrison Jr., and N.R. Smith officiated at the service. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Johnson died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1999 at Southwest Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 19, 1921 in McAlester to Norman and Arizona (Davis) Johnson.

Johnson was raised in the McAlester-Gaines Creek area and attended school in Krebs.

A veteran, he served in the US Army infantry during World War II.

Johnson worked in the oilfield between 1947 and 1963, then owned and operated Johnson’s Dairy Cup in Wewoka until 1981.

He was a longtime active member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka.

He married Ruth Thomas on Aug. 10, 1946 in Ada. She survives him of the home.

Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Annabelle Johnson, and one brother, Luther Doyle Johnson.

Other survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Cyndy Johnson, Durl and Sue Johnson, and Kenneth and Lori Johnson; one daughter and son-in-law, Wynema and John Kirby; three sisters, Audie Bryant and her husband, Wayne, Bea Smith and Norma Jean Clark and her husband, Oliver.

Also surviving him are eight grandchildren, Shawna and Kim Johnson, Swade and Lisa Johnson, Faith and Colby Humble, Boone Smith, Colton Johnson, Erika and Shane Findley and Tennille and Mike Taylor; and three great-grandchildren, Dalton Findley and Cailin and Madisyn Taylor.

 

1-10-99

Lois Johnson

Lois Bailey Johnson, 90, was born Jan. 24, 1908 in Vernon, Texas, and died Jan. 8, 1999 while visiting her sister in Seminole.

Lois was over a fifty-year resident of Kilgore, Texas. She moved to Kilgore in 1930 with her husband, William Ocie Johnson.

True to her entrepreneurial spirit, she opened and maintained Lois’ Sweet Shop from the 1950’s until the late 1970’s.

Her expertise in creating wedding cakes brought her fame, and kept her baking from her home well after the closing of her retail store.

Lois was fiercely loyal to family, and actively participated in their care throughout her life. She left Kilgore in 1981 to live with her son, but did not sell her home at 812 Carlisle until 1997. He desire to return to Kilgore never truly ended.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Luther and Pearl Bailey, Her brothers, Herschel and Shady Bailey and her son, Billy Jack Johnson.

She is survived by her sister, Daphine Brewer, Seminole; two grandchildren, Andrea Jaksa, Desoto, Texas, and Melissa Johnson, Dallas, Texas, and their families; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Jaksa and Cameron Johnson Wright.

She is also survived by her four nieces and their families.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

 

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William ‘Jack’ Johnston

Funeral services for Konawa resident William "Jack" Boyd Johnston, 64, are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.

Father Mathew Brown, OSB, will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Johnston died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999.

He was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Konawa to Lorena (Boyd) and Elmer Johnston.

An oilfield worker, Johnston moved to Kansas for a while before moving back to the Konawa area in 1992.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and AmVets as a veteran of the US Army.

He married Karen Johnston in Lyons, Kan., on Feb. 4, 1982. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter, Sara Marie Johnston, Konawa; one son, Steve Johnston, Konawa; two stepsons, Gregory Allen, Oklahoma City and Stacy Allen, Oxford, Miss.; one sister, Glenda Buck, Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Gerald Reeves, Dave Green, Kevin Buck, George Winters, Jerry McGraw and Glen McGraw.

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Hazel Jolley

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Hazel Faye Jolley, 92, are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at her home in Davis.

Jolley was born Oct. 21, 1907 to Louis Madison Gates and Jenny Gwinn Gates; they preceded her in death.

She married Delbert Jolly who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother.

She is survived by one son, Glen Jolley, Monahans, Texas and two sisters, Clara Bryan, Etiwanda, Calif., and Vera Troutman, Rialto, Calif.

 

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Gary Jolly

Funeral services for Seminole native Gary Jolly, 51, were held today at Cooper Funeral Chapel, Tecumseh.

Rev. Jimmy Harness officiated at the service. Burial followed at Brown Cemetery.

Jolly died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in Shawnee.

He was born March 12, 1947 in Seminole to Kenneth Lacy and Nova Frances (Jordan) Jolly.

He moved from Del City to Tecumseh in 1960, and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1965.

A veteran, Jolly served in the US Navy during Vietnam, serving in Guam and Okinawa.

He was employed as a machinist at Central Plastics for 18 years.

Jolly was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his brothers, Randy Jolly, Tecumseh, Danny Jolly, Pauls Valley and Ken Jolly, also of Tecumseh.

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Charles Jones

Funeral services for lifelong Earlsboro resident Charles Douglas "C.D." Jones, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Jones died Thursday, May 27, 1999 at Veterans Home in Talihina.

He was born Oct. 27, 1927 in Skiatook to Verrell "V.V." and Billie (Williamson) Jones.

A veteran, he served in the US Navy, and was a member of the VFW and DAV.

Jones retired from the oilfields.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Deloris Jones in 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Charles B. Jones, Shawnee and Donald D. Jones, Sulphur; one daughter, Brenda J. Lewis, Whitesboro, Texas; two brothers, Kenneth Jones, St. Louis, Mo., and Blain Jones, Little; one sister, Judy Smith, Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Jimmy Jones

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident and former Wewoka Police Chief Jimmy Leon Jones, 52, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sasakwa Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Jones died Friday, July 30, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born July 9, 1947 in Sasakwa to Woodrow Wilson Jones and Lorene Crosby Jones.

Jones attended Sasakwa Schools, where he graduated high school.

A veteran of the US Army, he worked in law enforcement for several years, serving as Chief of Police in Wewoka and Sasakwa.

He joined the police force in Wewoka in 1973, climbing to the rank of chief in July, 1979.

Jones served for a short time as police chief in Sasakwa.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Jones, of the home; one son, Jimmy Jones Jr., Sasakwa; three stepsons, James Hudson, Tony Hudson, and Sidney Hudson, all of Moore; one foster son, Marlon Callahan, Ada.

Other survivors include three brothers, Ronnie Jones, Sasakwa, Steve Jones, Sallisaw, and Robert Jones, Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Aug. 24, 1999

 

Leona Bradley Jones

KONAWA ¾ Funeral services for Leona Bradley Jones, 89, were scheduled for today at Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Richard Winters was scheduled to officiate, with burial to follow in Konawa Cemetery.

Jones died Sunday at Konawa, where she had lived most of her life.

She was born Sept. 21, 1910, in Konawa, to George and Ellen Nancy (Sea) Bradley.

She married A.J. Jones in 1929; he preceded her in death in 1987.

She was also preceded in death by one son, three brothers, one sister and her parents.

Survivors include five sisters, Zelma Shavey, Durant, Eva Gibson, Oklahoma, Bessie Kennedy, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two brothers, Dan Bradley, Konawa, and Loyd Bradley, Oklahoma City; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers will include Larry, Bobby and Max Bradley, Lillard Berry, Sterling Stover and Bennie Edwards.

 

 

 

 

8-24-99

Lillian Jones

Funeral services for Lillian Elizabeth Jones, 81, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Jones died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 in Wewoka.

She was born April 14, 1918 to Albert "Hap" and Minnie Elsie (Towery) Wilson.

A homemaker, Jones also worked as a nurse at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She married Oda Edward Jones on July 18, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1974.

Jones was also preceded in death by one son, James Jones; one sister, Lorene Morphis; one brother, Milton Wilson; and three grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters, JoAnn Newton, Norman, Ruby Bevelhymer and Jeretta Cook, both of Wewoka, and Gwendylyn Graham, Holdenville; four sons, Bufford Lee Jones, Chesapeake, Va., Larry Jones, Cushing, Randy Jones, Wewoka, and Paul Jones, Holdenville; three sisters, Lucille Radamaker, Muskogee, Lois Duckworth, Carmi, Ill., and Pauline Woods, Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Tommy Wilson, Holdenville and Charlie Wilson, Muskogee; 31 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kevin Newton, Tony Bevelhymer, Jeremy Graham, Oda Jones, Dustin Graham and Michael Jones.

Honorary bearers include Charlie Newton, Christopher Anderson, Michael Anderson, Joseph Morales and Chase Whitebird.

04-13-99

Nettie Jones

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Nettie Bea Jones, 96, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Burial is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Salem Cemetery in Alba, Texas, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Jones died Monday, April 12, 1999.

She was born March 5, 1903 in Indian Territory to Tom F. and Sarah E. (Latham) Griffin.

Jones was raised in Alba, Texas, attended college in Durant, and moved to Wewoka in the early 1970’s.

She married George Dewey Jones on Dec. 9, 1928 in Sayre. He preceded her in death in 1965.

Survivors are listed as one sister, Carrie Christopher, of Wewoka, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are listed as Clint Cox, Zack Christopher, Derek Christopher, Mark Bateman, Kerry Kincade, Vernon Kitsmiller, Eddie Neal and Rowdy Kincade.

1-26-99

Harvey "Earl" Jones

Funeral services for Maud resident Harvey "Earl" Jones Sr., 79, were held Monday morning at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Roger Ballard officiated at the services. Burial followed at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Jones died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at Mission Hill Hospital, Shawnee.

He was born March 10, 1919 in Shawnee to Harvey Earl and Florence Belle (Young) Jones.

Jones moved to Maud 22 years ago from Shawnee.

A veteran, he served in the US Army during World War II.

Jones worked for Troxell Auto Parts in Shawnee, then worked as a pumper for Joe Sharver and John Patterson until his retirement in 1995.

He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Jones married Lois Marcell Eubanks on April 1, 1941 in Pauls Valley. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Billie Dean Brooks, in 1997.

Other survivors include two sons, Harvey Earl Jones Jr., of the home, and Thomas Dale Jones, Bethel Acres; two sisters, Lula Faith Davis, Shawnee and Oooleta "Lea" Miles, Porum; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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1-17-99

Mildred Jones

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mildred Jones, 86, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Baptist Church.

Rev. R. Woods of St. Paul’s will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Jones died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Midwest Regional Hospital.

She was born Sept. 4, 1912 in Wewoka, where she lived most of her life.

Survivors include one son, W.H. Jones, Oklahoma City; five daughters, Marguerie Jones, Oklahoma City, Ida Lewis, Detroit, Mich., Lillian Moore, Shawnee, Barbara Maddox, Bakersfield, Calif., and Tommie Davis; seven grandchildren, 17 step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

1-21-99

Woodrow Jones

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Woodrow Wilson Jones, 78, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa.

Brother Wesley Martin will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Jones died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999 at his home.

He was born Sept. 22, 1920 at Frances to Carey M. and Elizabeth Jones.

Jones was raised in Sasakwa and attended school there.

As a young man, he worked in the oilfield, and spent most of his working career in the oil fields of Seminole and Pontotoc Counties, where he earned a reputation as an expert mechanic and crude oil recovery professional.

He retired from W.B. Osborn Oil Company in 1983.

Jones married Lenora Lorene Crosby in Holdenville on Aug. 1, 1941. She preceded him in death April 3, 1959.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and his second wife, Ollie Whisenhunt Jones in 1986; four brothers, Hearl Jones, William "Bill" Jones, Carey Jones Jr., and Audie Jones; five sisters, Earl Hodges, Ora Adams, Wanda Freeman and two infant sisters.

Survivors include four sons, Robert Jones, Spring, Texas, Ronald Lester Jones, Holdenville, Jimmy Leon Jones, Sasakwa and Steven Ray Jones, Sallisaw; two brothers, Clifford Jones, Nowata, and Winfield Jones, Oklahoma City; one sister, Marie Williamson, Ada; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a special friend and niece, Louise Hensley, Ada.

Pallbearers are listed as Harry Crenshaw, Tommy Dale Harris, Bill Brady, Wayne Clifton, George Carter and James Norman.

8-24-99

 

Susie Justice

 

Services for Konawa resident Susie Mineola Justice, 90, were held at Pickard Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mitch Williams and Rev. Drew Isaacs officiating.

Burial was at Konawa Cemetery.

Justice died in Konawa on Sunday.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1908 to John Sydney and Martha Savanna Blevins.

Justice was a resident of Konawa for most of her life and was a member of the Assembly of God.

Justice was preceded in death by her three husbands Raymond Foran; Alf Pierce; and John Justice.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers.

Survivors include one niece Era Cravens, Byng; and sister-in-law Opal Cravens.

 

Shawnee Accident Claims Life

Clayton Dean Kean, 21, Tecumseh, grandson of Seminole residents Betty and Eldon Kean, died Monday from injuries obtained in an auto accident in Shawnee.

The accident occurred Monday morning at the on-ramp from Broadway to US 177 in Shawnee.

Kean’s 1982 Honda motorcycle was behind a 1986 Volkswagon Jetta, driven by Pamela Ann Sing, Tecumseh.

Sing slowed to yield a semi truck in the right lane of 177, when Kean supposedly accelerated, according to eyewitness reports, and misjudged the distance from the car.

Kean struck the rear of the Jetta, and was thrown from his motorcycle.

He was transported to Mission Hill Hospital by ambulance with massive internal injuries, then later to University Hospital in critical condition in ICU.

He died Monday in Oklahoma City.

According to the police report by Shawnee Captain Al Turner, Kean was not wearing a helmet.

Funeral services for Kean are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Tecumseh Pentecostal Church of God, with Rev. Fred Owens, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 25, 1977 in Shawnee to Ronnie Dean Kean and Laural Lee (Rider) Raymond.

Reared in Shawnee and Tecumseh, Kean graduated in 1996 from Tecumseh High School.

He was employed as a shop manager at Quality Lube in Shawnee.

Survivors include his daughter, Maddison Kean, of the home; his mother and stepfather, Laural and Don Raymond, Edmond; father Ronnie Kean, of Shawnee; one sister, Tracey White, Tecumseh; one brother, Clinton Kean, Oklahoma City; stepbrother Corey Raymond, Oklahoma City; one stepsister, Jennifer Raymond, Edmond; and grandparents, Betty and Eldon Kean, Seminole.

 

 

 

4-18

Maudie Keeley

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Maudie Fay Keeley, 77, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Keeley died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Seminole.

She was born July 26, 1921 to Lydia Faye (Ham) Colwell.

A homemaker, she married Sanford "Tom" Keeley, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Morris Sims, Seminole, and Donald Henry Sims, New York, N.Y.; and five sisters, Dora Pittman, Gladys Watson and Jean Colwell, all of Seminole, Georgia Ham, Shawnee and Jessie Hedera, Midwest City.

 

 

 

 

12-23

Andrea Keesee

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Andrea Gale Keesee, 37, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Clarence Prevost of Middle Creek Baptist Church will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Keesee died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born May 1, 1962 in Ada to William C. Keesee.

Keesee was employed with Action Inc. for the past four years, and a Wewoka resident for five years.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Dancy, of the home; her father, of Lakewood Calif.; three daughters, Nikki Lavonne, Crystial and Venessa, all of the home; and two sons, Devin Elijah and Isaiah Marquee, both of the home; and one sister, Gwendolyn Kay.

4-7

Elsie Kelley

Funeral services for Elsie Mae Kelley, 85, mother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Rev. Wade Scott will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Kelley died Monday, April 5, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born Nov. 13, 1913 in Dardenelle, Ark., to Madison and Myrtle (Powers) Lowe.

She moved to Oklahoma as a young girl, and had lived in the Holdenville and Hughes County area for the last 60 years.

Kelley was a member of the Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church.

She married John Doyle Kelley on Oct. 1, 1931 in Wewoka.

Kelley was preceded in death by two grandsons and one great-grandson.

Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Langwell, Seminole, and Eva Robertson, Guy, Texas; one son, Gerald Kelley, Cleburne, Texas; two sisters, Annabell Dias, Visalia and Thelma Williams, West Plains, Mo; one brother, Madison Lowe Jr., Fair Oaks, Calif.; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Paul Kelley

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Paul W. Kelley, 71, were held Tuesday at First Assembly of God Church Gainesville, Texas.

Rev. James Jackson officiated at the services. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Kelley died Saturday, July 10, 1999 at his home.

He was born March 19, 1928 in Tulsa to John A. and Minta Jane Mills Kelley.

A graduate of Seminole High School and then Seminole Junior College, he also attended Oklahoma A&M University in Stillwater.

Kelley moved to Gainesville in 1962 and was employed as an inspector at ARMCO Steel, retiring in 1986.

He was also self-employed preparing tax returns.

Kelley was a member of the First Baptist Church, regularly attending services there, and also the First Assembly of God Church.

He married Thelma Joyce Cormier on June 4, 1958 in Orange. She survives him of the home.

Kelley was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Patrick Howard Kelley on Sept. 17, 1944.

Other survivors include sons Byron J. Kelley, Era, Texas, and Robert J. Kelley, Las Colinas, Texas; sisters Irene Lockhart, Tulsa, Alice Tregea, Placerville and Lela Bennett, Arizona; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Lewis, Kenneth Webb, Bill Weatherly, John Roye, Bennie Milburn, and Dr. Gordon Yeargan.

Honorary bearers were Forrest Bennett II, John Tregea, FranV ois Schexnayder and Louis Schmitt.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County, P.O. Box 936, Gainesville, Texas, 76241-0936.

Mildred Kelly

Funeral services for Maud and Ada area resident Mildred Bernice Kelly, 73, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Louis First Baptist Church.

Rev. Sandy Harjo will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery in Macomb under the direction of Knight Funeral Home,. Maud.

Kelly died Monday, July 5, 1999 at her St. Louis home.

She was born Jan. 29, 1926 in Witcherville Ark. to Gene and Mattie (Hicks) McKinney.

A homemaker, Kelly was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Louis.

Survivors include three sons, Eddie Riddle, St. Louis, Gary Riddle, Johnsonville, and Ricky Riddle, Greenwood, Ark.; two daughters, Kathy Lamb, Ellinwood, Kan., and Joyce Ware, Tulsa; one sister, Connie Quick, Greenwood, Ark.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Roy Hicks, Roy Hicks Jr., Randy Quick, Steve Quick, Eddie Riddle Jr. and John Riddle.

5-11

PAID OBIT

Donna Kepler

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Donna (Self) Kepler, 62, were held Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Steve Cline officiated at the service. Burial followed at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Donna died Saturday, May 8, 1999 at Midwest City Hospital.

She was born Jan. 6, 1937 in Maud, Okla., to Odell Lafayette and Jessie Lena (Martin) Self.

A homemaker, Donna was very active with Trinity Baptist Church in Letha.

She taught Sunday School for many years, was active in the bus ministry, She served as Falls Creek Baptist Youth Camp for many years.

Donna also served as a basketball coach, volunteered as a clown to visit sick kids and shut ins, and helped to home school children.

She was known as the "Pie Lady," but gave most of them away She was also a member of God’s Antiques, a ministry of senior citizens.

In addition, Donna was active in WMU, and the Big A Bible Club Apartment Ministry.

She was an inspiration to all mankind.

Donna was preceded in death by her father and one infant sister, Mary Lena.

She married William "Bill" Hugh Kepler on Dec. 18, 1954 in Seminole, Okla. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, of Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Marilyn Kepler, Seminole; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Dennis Clagg, Seminole, and Arlene and Allen Broadie, Kansas; two sisters, Lora Jean Beach and Sue Sims, both of Seminole; one brother, Harold Self, Seminole; and grandchildren, Ryan, Lee, Elisha, Zachary, David, Lori and Leigh Broadie, Donald and Tammy Clagg, Michael Cruson and Bethany Grabner; and great-grandchildren Delaney and Joseph Broadie and Riley Grabner.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to Trinity Baptist Church for the Donna Kepler Falls Creek Youth Camp Memorial Fund, which will help send underprivileged kids to camp. The Church address is Rt. 1 Box 37, Seminole, Ok., 74868.

 

Kepler

1-15-99

PAID OBIT

Oscar Kepler

Funeral services for Seminole resident Oscar Lee Kepler, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Kepler died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1927 in Kiefer to Hugh William and Loccie Leona (Liles) Kepler.

A veteran, Kepler was a Pfc. in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and served with Company M, 15th Infantry in 1951-52.

He was affiliated with the Baptist church.

Kepler was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Leonard Vaughn Kepler; and one sister, Helen Jean Springwater.

Survivors include four brothers, William Hugh Kepler and his wife, Donna, Seminole, John Earl and Charles Ray Kepler, both of Cushing, and James Lewis Kepler, San Francisco, Calif.; four sisters, Mary Edith Burton, Pawhuska, Wanda May Springwater and her husband, Conard, Loveland, Colo., Naomi Ruth House and Linda Ann Davis and her husband, Jerry, all of Shawnee; and several nieces and nephews.

Casketbearers are listed as Donald Clagg, Zachery Broadie, Lee Broadie, Billy Kepler, Paul Self, Wayne Burton and Steven Burton.

The family requests that memorials be made to Pioneer Nursing Home.

1-26-99

Hubert "Bud" Kiker

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Hubert Buster "Bud" Kiker, 90, were held Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Johnny Hinton officiated at the service. Burial arrangements were under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Kiker died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 in Austin, Texas.

He was born Aug. 16, 1907 in Double Springs, Ala. to Johnson Davis and Georgia Ann (Hill) Kiker.

He was raised in Wewoka, where he attended school, and after graduation, attended University of Oklahoma.

He worked for the Oklahoma Highway Department just prior to forming Mosher and Kiker Construction Company, which he owned until his retirement.

Kiker married Zoa Nita Kiker Oct. 11, 1934 in Beaver. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Ann Katzer, Austin, Texas, and Kathy Gholston, Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, James Kiker, Fayetteville, Ark.; sic grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

5-12

Helen Killingsworth

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Helen Meriwether Killingsworth, 86, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas.

Rev. Sam Knight will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.

Killingsworth died Monday, May 10, 1999 at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas.

She was born Aug. 14, 1912 in Orange Texas, but lived in Seminole for the past 21 years.

Killingsworth was in the process of moving back to Orange when she died.

She was a past board member of the Seminole Public Library, and a member of the Modern Literature Club, as well as an active member in the Presbyterian Churches in Seminole and Orange.

Survivors are listed as her daughter, Charlarose Covington, Alexandria, La.; sic grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

12-3

Ann Kimmel

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ann Elizabeth Kimmel, 75, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Kimmel died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 26, 1924 in Kiowa to J.W. and Minnette (Carter) Millsaps.

Kimmel attended school in Kiowa, and received her BA from East Central State College.

She then attended OU and OSU, pursuing a degree in Library Science.

Kimmel was employed as a high school English teacher and librarian, and had taught at Healdton, Woodland, Wewoka and Seminole, and retired from Seminole High School in 1990.

The students at Seminole High School had affectionately called Mrs. Kimmel "Luv".

On May 25, 1940, she married Henry D. Kimmel in Ada. He survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one older brother, James Carter Millsaps; and one son, David Lee Kimmel.

Other survivors include one son, Steve Kimmel and his wife, Sammie, of Tulsa; one daughter, Margret Ledgerwood, Moore; and two granddaughters, Chasidy Kimmel, and Dawn Yandell and her husband, O.C., of Tuttle.

Casket bearers are listed as Dewey Wright, Joe Battles, D.D. Patterson, Freid Atyia, Hammett Atyia, and Hulett Edgmon.

Honorary bearers are O.L. Wood, Bill Snell and Lonnie Yandell.

4-15

Patti King

OKLAHOMA CITY - Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Patti L. King, 52, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church of the Servant.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Smith & Kernke.

King died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.

She was born Oct. 22, 1946 in Wewoka and was raised in Seminole.

King lived in Oklahoma City for the past 20 years or more, and was employed at Laid Back Interprises.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian Sharp.

Survivors include her husband, Dale, of the home; her father, Earl Sharp, Holdenville; two daughters, Stephani Crone, Edmond and Jennifer LaMontagne, Conroe, Texas; and one grandchild.

1-21-99

Jimmie Kinkade

Jimmie Howard Kinkade went to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 1999. He was born June 28, 1921 in Seminole to Amos Jack and Florence (Higdon) Kinkade.

He was the youngest of eight children, all of whom have preceded him in death except one sister, Neoma Reynolds, Shawnee.

He grew up in Shawnee and married Mary Louise Montgomery in 1938. She preceded him in death in 1993. They were the owners of L&L Jewelry, Inc., in Seminole for many years.

He served in the US Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.

Jimmie retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 34 years, serving mostly in management positions. He retired as chief of small engine accessories.

After retirement, he moved to Eufaula where he enjoyed his home and a host of many friends.

A 32nd degree Mason, he was active in the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and was a devoted member of the Clown Brigade of Bedouin Shrine Temple.

He was the beloved father of Jary Carol Davis and is survived by Jary and her husband, Bob F. Davis; one grandson, Todd Alan Davis and his wife, Darana; one granddaughter, Ashley Milon Davis; two great-grandsons, Kade Matthew Davis and Kash Taylor Davis.

He was loved and will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be in Seminole at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at 11 a.m. Masonic graveside services will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee.

Casket bearers are listed as E.E. "Red" Smith, Lloyd D. Garrett, Johnny F. Christy, Lee Davis, David Steele and David Lake.

 

Kinkade

11-23

Lucy Kitchen

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Lucy May Kitchen, 87, were held today at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Kitchen died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999 in Shawnee.

She was born Sept. 18, 1912 in Yale to Austin Work and Pearl Fudge.

Kitchen lived in Oklahoma and Arkansas during her early years, then move to California for 21 years.

She moved to Seminole in 1977, and had been a resident since that time.

She married Walter Lewis Kitchen on Aug. 4, 1926 in Stigler. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1981.

Kitchen was also preceded in death by her parents, three sons, James Edward Kitchen, Lonnie Delbert Kitchen and Austin Leroy Kitchen; and one daughter, Irene Laverne (Kitchen) Johnson.

Survivors include five sons, Leon Kitchen, Oakland, Calif., Leo Kitchen, McKinleyville, Calif., Marvin Kitchen, Alturas, Calif., Leonard Kitchen, McKinleyville and Luke Kitchen, Marysville, Calif.; two daughters, Netha Hill, Penn Valley, Calif., and Angie "Pearl" Hudson, Yuba City, Calif.; two sisters, Jewell Roberts and Ella Wilson, both of Quinton; 55 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

4-9

Felix Klimkowski

HARRAH - Mass services for Felix L. Klimkowski, 84, father of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Harrah.

Father James Murphy will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at St. Teresa’s Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Asa Smith Funeral Service.

Wake services are set for 7 p.m. tonight at St. Teresa’s.

Klimkowski died Wednesday, April 7, 1999.

He was born May 2, 1914 in Harrah to John and Elizabeth (Lutomski) Klimkowski, and had lived in Harrah all his life.

A farmer, Klimkowski had been employed at Harrah Public Schools and Oklahoma County.

He was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church.

Preceding hime in death were his wife, Helen in 1969; his parents, two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include three sons, John Klimkowski, North Carolina, Leonard Klimkowski, Crescent, and Daniel Klimkowski, Seminole; one daughter, Mary Roller, Chickasha; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

1-22-99

Blanche Kneeland

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Blanche Louise Kneeland, 88, were held today at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley officiated at the service. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Kneeland died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born June 1, 1910 in Lindsay to Marshall Madison and Blanche Ella (Folsom) Smith.

A homemaker, Kneeland was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was married to Leo Kneeland; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Kneeland, Hulbert, and Don Kneeland, Ramona; tow daughters, Serelda Cody, Norman and Kay Hutchinson, Lake Charles, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Norman Waddell, Darrell Cody, Jeff Cody, Bob Hutchinson, Larry Kneeland and Fred Kneeland.

7-9-99

William Krause

Funeral services for former Bowlegs resident William (Bill) D. Krause, 64, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Stout Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Jim Gillium will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Vamoose Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Krause died Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at his home in Bowlegs.

He was born April 22, 1935 in Ada to Lloyd Delmon Krause and Zerabell (Maddian) Krause.

He was raised in Sasakwa, where he attended school, and served in the U.S. Navy.

On Oct. 13, 1958 he married Belva Gaines in Holdenville; she survives him of the home.

Krause and his family have been Bowlegs residents for the past 27 yeas, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Brooklyn Hailey Krause.

Other survivors include Cris and Jo Krause, Austell, Ga.. Mike and Karen Krause, Bowlegs, Karl and Cindy Krause, Seminole, Beth and Brian Haws, Bowlegs and grandchildren Tonya Krause, Wendy Krause, David Gentry Krause, Nikki Gentry Krause, Jeena Krause, Destinie Haws and Kennidi Krause.

Pallbearers will include Hoss Batesel, Frankie Batesel, Gary Mainard, Dewayne Gillium, Sonny Harjo and Steve Roberson. Honorary bearers are Eddie Gaines, Jim Gaines, Bobbie Jack Biggs and Billy Jack Norman.

5-27

Jessie Kretchmar

Funeral services for Jessie Marie Kretchmar, mother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at White Dove Cemetery in Sparks.

Rev. Ron Walker will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler.

Kretchmar died Wednesday, May 26, 1999 in Midwest City.

She was born April 5, 1926 in Delight, Ark. to Oscar and Amanda (Hanson) Denton.

A homemaker, Kretchmar was a member of the Faith Believers Church in Sparks, where she has lived for many years.

She married Richard Kretchmar on June 14, 1947. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1992.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one son, Wayne Kretchmar, Sparks; two daughters, Linda Walker, Sparks, and Gail Warden, Seminole; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

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9-26

Blanche Lacquement

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Blanche Stewart Lacquement, 73, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home, in Okemah.

Pastor Lewis Lorvel will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Prague Cemetery.

Lacquement died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 22, 1926 in Okfuskee to Floyd and Nealie (Finley) Stewart.

A homemaker for 56 years, Lacquement raised 17 children before working for Interstate Travel Facility.

She married Chester Louis Lacquement on Nov. 28, 1942. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1999.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three children, Duston Rex, Frankie Levi and Cora Ann Lacquement, one brother, three sisters, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include seven sons, Chester Louis Lacquement Jr., Oklahoma City, Emil Justice Lacquement, Macomb, Mark Dee Lacquement, Pauls Valley, Wayne Lloyd Lacquement, Oklahoma, James Earnest Lacquement, Hoffman, Robert Stuart Lacquement, Houston, Texas, and Otto Rene Lacquement, Okemah; seven sisters, Roberta JoAnn Childress, Okemah, Kathleen Elaine Bleeker, Blackwell, Phyllis Blanche Minor, Okemah, Patricia Alice McClure, Okemah, Rose Marie Boyd, Decatur, Ala., Evelene Marilyn Lacquement and Florence Sue Lacquement, both of the home; 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as sons, and honorary pallbearers are granddaughters.

03/03/99

 

Chester Lacquement Sr.

Funeral services for Cromwell area resident, Chester Louis Lacquement Sr., 75, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Lacquement died Monday, March 1, 1999 at his home southwest of Okemah.

Interment will be in the Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born June 22, 1923 to Rev. Emil Lacquement and Cora Peck Lacquement.

On Nov. 28, 1962 he married Blanche Stewart; she survives him of the home.

Lacquement was a veteran of World War II and a retired jet engine tester at Tinker Field.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Prague Church of God. He had been a resident of Okfuskee County for 37 years.

Lacquement was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Duston Rex Lacquement and Frankie Levi Lacquement; one daughter, Cora Ann Lacquement; two brothers, Clarence Lacquement and Joseph Lacquement; and three sisters, Grace Ellison, Ruth Whitworth and Ethel McKee.

Other survivors include seven sons, Chester Louis Lacquement Jr., Oklahoma City, Emil Justice Lacquement, Macomb, Mark Dee Lacquement, Pauls Valley, Wayne Lloyd Lacquement, Oklahoma City, James Earnest Lacquement, Hoffman, Robert Stuart Lacquement, Houston, Texas, and Otto Rene Lacquement, Fittstown; seven daughter, Robert JoAnn Childress, Okemah, Kathleen Elaine Bleeker, Blackwell, Phyllis Blanche Minor, Decatur, Ala., Patricia Alice McClure, Okemah, Rosie Marie Boyd, Decatur, Ala., and Evelene Marilyn Lacquement and Florence Sue Lacquement of the home, 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Wally Childress, Louis Lacquement, David Boyd, Joseph Jones, Rydell Lacquement and Emil N. Lacquement. Honorary pallbearers include Ray Bridgeford and Patrick McClure.

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J.W. "Tooter" Lang

Graveside services for Seminole resident J.W. "Tooter" Lang, 72, are scheduled fro 1:30 p.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Jim Bierd will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lang died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 21, 1926 in Eufaula to W.M. and Nellie Lang.

He owned and operated W.M. Lang and Son Tank Truck Service for 47 years.

Lang married Barbara Pfeiffer on Feb. 19, 1954. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Clara Pfeiffer.

Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jerry Martin, Seminole; grandson Jace Martin; father-in-law, Rudy Pfeiffer and his wife, Jean, Maud; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rudy and Mary Pfeiffer, Missouri, and Rod and Belinda Pfeiffer, Newalla; cousins Lois Burley, Oklahoma City, and Frances Baskins, Sallisaw; two nieces, Dana Pfeiffer and Michelle Pfeiffer, both of Missouri; and one nephew, Levi Pfeiffer, Newalla.

Pallbearers are listed as Rudy Pfeiffer, Rod Pfeiffer, Levi Pfeiffer, Mike Westmoland, Jerry Martin and J.R. Suarez.

Thelma Langston

Word was just received of the death of former Seminole County resident Thelma Lorene Langston, 87.

She died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999 at the Life Care Center in Longmont, Colo.

No services will be held, and cremation is scheduled at Erlinger Cremation and Funeral Services in Longmont.

Langston was born July 25, 1912 in Keefer to Jacob Albert and Nellie Chloe (Medley) Ruble.

She graduated from Wewoka High School, the later worked in the Seminole County Treasurer’s Office in Wewoka.

Langston was a Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Ardmore, and a member of the OES Chapter 246 in Wewoka.

She was also a Past Mother Advisor of Rainbow in Wewoka.

Langston was an active hospital volunteer in Ardmore, and in later years was a volunteer in the senior citizens Telecare Network in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

She was married to Ralph A. Stumpp Sr., in Wewoka; they divorced sometime later.

Later, she married William "Slim" Langston. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Langston was also preceded in death by one son, Ralph A. Stumpp Jr., in 1980 and one sister, Doris M. Ruble, in 1967.

Survivors include one son, Larry M. Stumpp, of the home; four grandchildren and four great-grand-children.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy be made to individual favorite charities.

2-7-99

Alma Latta

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Alma Adeline Latta, 85, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. John Lively will officiate at the services, assisted by Father Patrick McCool, O.S.B. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The family will accept visitors from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Latta died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at Ft. Worth, Texas.

She was born Feb. 17, 1913 in Ava, Mo. To Robert Jasper Miller and Dora Jane Jones.

She moved to Seminole 70 years ago from Ava.

A homemaker, Latta was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Seminole.

She was married to James Kelvie Latta on Oct. 27, 1930 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death in Feb., 1983.

Latta was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Joan Nolte, Oklahoma City, and Delores Jean Minihan, Ft. Worth, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Kenneth K. Jones, Terrell D. Jones, Kenneth B. Jones, Edward D. Minihan, Albert Cruz, C. Dean Nolte and Armon Barjasa.

Zollie "Red" Lauderdale

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Zollie "Red" Lauderdale, 79, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenhill Cemetary in Lindsay.

Rev. James Allen Lauderdale will officiate at the services. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lauderdale died Saturday, July 24, 1999 at the VA Center in Norman.

He was born Dec. 19, 1919 in Lindsay to Zollie and Grace (Watkins) Lauderdale.

He moved to California, then to Seminole in 1963 from Los Angeles.

A veteran of World War II, he served as a TEC 4 from July, 1943 to April, 1946.

Lauderdale was employed by the City of Seminole until his retirement in 1982.

He was a life member of the American Legion, Post #204, and also a member of the Elks Lodge, and a former member of the VFW.

He married Iris Colleen (Dimpel) Lauderdale in 1948 in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister.

Other survivors include three sons, James Lauderdale, Bowlegs, Steven Lauderdale, Elk City, and Robert Lauderdale, Seminole; one brother, Elmer Lauderdale, Ontario, Canada; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

William Lawson,
Mae Lawson

Graveside services for former Seminole County couple William Art Lawson, 77, and Mae Laverne Lawson, 75, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Mike Kirby will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lawson died March 29, 1999, and her husband died three days later, April 1, 1999, both at their home in Panama City, Fla.

Mr. Lawson had served in the US Army during World War II.

The couple were married on Aug. 7, 1941, and had lived in Florida since 1946.

She was preceded in death by her father, Did Epperley, and mother, Iva Fitzer Sharp; one sister, Otha Epperley and one brother, Don Epperly.

Survivors include two sisters, Jackie Epperley and Mrs. Dean Whiteker, both of Panama City.

Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by his parents, Garland Lloyd and Grace Lawson.

His survivors include two brothers, Garland Lloyd Lawson, Manassa, Va., and Carl L. Lawson, Wewoka.

The couple were both survived by three daughters, Linda Carter and Jackie Dale McGill, both of Panama City, and Terry Rousek, San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

Christybus driving physicals aug. 10

County’s Last WWI

Veteran Has Fallen

By J. FRANKLIN HARDGROVE
Staff Writer

A patriotic symbol of America’s history has departed.

Dewitt Talmadge ("D. T.") Lawson, 103, the last World War I veteran in Seminole County, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999.

He served in the United States Army with the Signal Corp. 2nd Division during World War I and served with the 45th Division during World War II.

He continued his service with the 45th National Guard for 16 years.

Lawson always had a good "war story" to tell. His prized possessions were souvenirs such as a camp stool from World War I that belonged to Gen. Blackjack Pershing.

He kept diaries, with pages brittle from age, that told of all his exploits in World War I and II.

Lawson had been an active member of the Harrison-Bell American Legion in Wewoka for the past 80 years.

He worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for many years before his retirement.

Even knowing he was more than 100 years old, the centenarian’s neighbors said they were surprised by his death, many saying they believed he might live forever.

Always trying to keep active, he kept his lawn mowed and his pear trees pruned up through last year, said one neighbor.

"I came out one morning and saw him up in the tree. I was afraid to yell at him for fear I would make him fall, so I just watched in case he needed help," she said.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Claude Bohannon is scheduled to officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

The long time Wewoka resident was born to John and Jane (King) Lawson in Waynesburg, Tenn. on Dec. 2, 1895.

Lawson married Helen Douglas on Oct. 8, 1922; she preceded him in death on May 9, 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Barb, Midland, Texas and Pamela A. Lawson, of the home; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

 

Lawson

5-27-99

Creston Lawyer

Funeral services for Seminole resident Creston Lawyer, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Glen Williams will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Lawyer died Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Feb. 4, 1928 in Spaulding to Walker Ray and Lilly Mae (Bernard) Lawyer.

Lawyer lived in Spaulding until he was in the eighth grade, when his family moved to Stuart. He moved to Seminole 53 years ago.

After moving to Seminole, Lawyer was employed by Quality Bottling Co., and later was employed by Ray Smith, where he was parts service man until he and his son bought the store.

They operated the store as Seminole Auto Supply until recently.

Lawyer was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He married Clara Nation Morris on Feb. 8, 1946 in Holdenville. She survives him of the home.

Lawyer was also preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Ronna Karen Lawyer.

Other survivors include one son, Larry Creston Lawyer, Seminole; one daughter, Donna Sharon Ratliff, Houston; one sister, Wandella McNutt, Ada; four grandchildren, Britton Lee Willis, Oklahoma City, Jason J. Willis, Seminole, Lindsay Nicole Lawyer, North Hampton, Mass., and John Walker Lawyer, Seminole; and one great-grandson, Kolby J. Willis, Seminole.

Casket bearers include Britt Willis, Jason J. Willis, John Lawyer, Mike Westmoland, Steve Bernard and Gary McNutt.

Honorary bearers include deasons of Ideal Street Baptist Church, Van Rose, Sandy Sanders, Gerald Wesmoland, O.W. Reed, Kenneth Mendenhall, R. J.Hudson, Ralph Castor, Bob Norhrip, Jim Hale, Phillip Parks, Max Swanson and Harvey Ledbetter.

 

Lawyer

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Nadine Lawyer

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Nadine Lawyer, 72, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lawyer died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999 at her home.

She was born March 26, 1927 in Vamoosa to Alvin and Onie Mae (Henslee) Sexton.

A homemaker, she was married to C.B. "Pete" Lawyer in Dec., 1968 in Henryetta. He preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1973.

Lawyer was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Survivors include her children, David Lawyer, Yukon, Myrna Sims, Houston, Texas, Lequeta Chance, Moore, and Carolyn Vaughan, Humble, Texas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

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Homer Laxton

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Homer Dale Laxton, 65, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Laxton died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999 at San Angelo, Texas.

He was born Aug. 18, 1934 at Snomac to Homer Franklin and Viola (Taylor) Laxton.

He attended Bowlegs Schools, and was employed by B.K. Construction Company Inc. of Wylie Texas as a supervisor.

Laxton married Ruby Lee Brewer Conger on Oct. 27, 1973. She survives him of Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marcella Lane; and four brothers, Glenn, Albert, Carl and Lloyd Laxton.

Other survivors include two sons, Scott Laxton and Kelly Laxton, Moab, Utah; three daughters, Linda Clark, Konawa, Brenda Ewing, Tulare, Calif., and Marilyn Laxton, Konawa; one stepdaughter, Yuvone Conger, Seminole; two brothers, Bob Laxton, Athens, Ala., and Floyd Laxton, Seminole; two sisters, Maxine Davis, Laverne, and Carolyn Yerby, Seminole; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Marcella Layne

Word was just received of the funeral services for Marcella Laxton Layne, 72, sister of several Seminole residents.

The services were held last Friday in Owensboro, Ky, with burial at Rosehill Cemetery, Owensboro.

Layne died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at her Kentucky home.

She was born in Seminole and was a bookkeeper for Layne’s Services and was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church, Owensboro.

Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Layne, of the home; three sons, Bobby Layne and Danny Layne, both of Owensboro, and Randy Layne, Whitesville, Ken.; two daughters, Dianne Howard, Dallas, Texas, and Sandra Stevens, Owensboro; three brothers, D.L. Laxton, and Floyd Laxton, both of Seminole, and Bob Laxton, Athens, Ala.; two sisters, Caroline Yerby, Seminole, and Maxine Davis, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Association, 723 Harvard Drive, Owensboro, Ky., 42301.

Walter Leck

 

 

Walter Karl "Bud" Leck of Seminole went to be with his personal savior, Jesus Christ on Monday Nov. 28, 1999 at the age of 49 years.

Bud was born on May 13, 1950 to Henry Marvin and Babara Ann (Henke) Leck in Okarche. He lived in Calumet throughout his childhood, graduating form Calumet High School. Upon high school graduation, Bud continued his education in Technical Trade School in electronics.

On May 29, 1971, Bud married his soul mate, Susan Kay McCown. Together they built a family of three sons and one foster daughter.

Bud worked several jobs to support his beautiful family, from train dispatcher with Rock Island Railroad; drilling and completion foreman for Kerr McGee Corporation and several farming jobs as well as a truck driving. He retired from that job in 1990 due to a disability from Huntingtons disease.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Babara Leck; one sister, JoAnn West; father-in-law, Donald McCown and sister-in-law, Diana Hart.

Bud is survived by his wife, Susan of the home; three sons, Robert Dean Leck of the home, Joseph Allan Leck and his wife Amy of Seminole, James Donald Leck of Lexington; foster daughter, Peggy Everett and her husband Fred of Calumet; father, Henry Leck and his wife Ruby Calumet; six brothers, John Leck and his wife LeRae of Calumet, Gary Leck and his wife Mary Ann of Calumet, Bruce Leck and his wife Krystal of Calumet, Brian Leck and his wife Jennifer of Calumet, Paul Leck and his wife Beverly of Colorado, Mike Leck of Oklahoma City; sister, Ann Ward and her husband Rob of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Samuel Keith Swanson, Zachery Allan Leck, Stacey Lynn Leck all of Seminole, Darick Everett and Michael Everett both of Calumet.

He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday Dec. 1, 1999 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Bowlegs with interment following at Little Cemetery.

Dr. Randy McCown and Rev. Jason Yarbrough will officiate.

Casket bearers are Greg Hall, Jerry Meyers, Mike Thompson, Robert Evans, Larry Laub and Fred Everett. Services are under direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

Cordelia Ledbetter

Funeral services for Cordelia Ledbetter, 94, mother of several Seminole residents, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral home in Holdenville with Rev. Roy Roberson officiating the services.

Ledbetter died on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born Aug. 30, 1905 in Marion County Arkansas to James and Elizabeth (Clark) Green.

Ledbetter married Ollie Evertt Ledbetter on Jan. 17, 1921 in Hughes County; he preceded her in death in March of 1990.

She spent her life caring for her family.

Ledbetter was also preceded in death her parents and two brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Green.

She is survived by four daughters, Velma Brewer, Holdenville, Thelma Griffith, Seminole, Syble Harris, Seminole and Louise Dobson, Seminole; two sons Floyd Ledbetter, Holdenville and Harvey Ledbetter, Seminole; and 14 grandchildren.

 

 

 

Robert Leerskov

 

CLAREMORE - Funeral Services for Bob Leerskov, 77, father of Seminole resident Beverly Cowan, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Blue Starr Church of Christ.

Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service.

Leerskov died Wednesday Sept. 29, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital.

He was born on July 1, 1922 in Claremore to Robert Nelson and Cora Etta Cluck Leerskov.

Leerskov attended Catoosa, Claremore and Tiawah schools, where he graduated in 1942.

He worked for Davis Chevrolet before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1942.

Leerskov was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1945.

Leerskov married Luella Ailene King on March 20, 1946.

She preceded him in death.

He was a retired Boilermaker and a member of the Blue Starr Church of Christ.

Leerskov was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by one son, Robert Leerskov Terrell, Texas; one daughter Beverly Cowan, Seminole; one sister, Flora DeLozier, Oologah; six grandchildren and two great-grand children.

Pallbearers are listed as Kevin Leerskov, Jason Leerskov, Clay Crutchfield, David Crutchfield, Brad McClure, Bruce McClure and Mark Wheatley.

Honorary pallbearers are listed as Larry Caton, Tom Conrad, Frank Eddings Jim Evans and Warren Murray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Harbor Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1047, Claremore, Ok 74018 or to the American Cancer Society.

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Oleta Ligon

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Oleta (Poindexter) Ligon, 67, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Dan Anderson will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Ligon died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999.

He was born March 25, 1932 in Pontotoc to Mathew and Marie Poindexter.

Ligon lived in Pontotoc and Latta as a child, a later moved to Cromwell, where she graduated in 1949.

After moving to Wewoka in the 1960’s, she was employed with Dr. Grimes at Wewoka Hospital, and in 1973 was employed as a dispatcher for Wewoka Police Department. She retired in 1993.

Ligon was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

She married Hoyt Ligon on March 4, 1958. He preceded her in death.

Ligon was also preceded in death by her father, her mother and stepfather, William Hopper, and two brothers, Jesse Poindexter and Vernance Poindexter.

Survivors include one son, Gary Ligon, Wewoka, and one grandson.

Pallbearers are listed as Art Garner, Roy Sisco, Charles Sisco, Dave Anderson, Tommy Mackey and Olan Carr.

12-28

Dessie Lindsey

Funeral services for Konawa resident Dessie Lindsey, 89, were held at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Anthony D. Sisemore of Floydada, Texas, officiated at the services, assisted by Rev. Mitch Williams. Interment followed at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Lindsey died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999.

She was born Jan. 12, 1910 in Vamoosa to Docia and John Birdwell.

A homemaker, Lindsey lived her entire life in Konawa and Vamoosa areas.

She was married to W.C. Lindsey on Nov. 3, 1928 in Anadarko. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1977.

Survivors include her children, Tressie Brower, Konawa, Fay Wright, Oklahoma City, Melvin Lindsey, Konawa, Elvin Lindsey, Graham, Texas, Bobby Lindsey, Oklahoma City, Norma Sisemore, Hale Center, Texas, Almeta Burkhalter, Victoria, Texas, and Shirley Stejskal, Yukon; one sister, Icy Clark, California; 30 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Johnny Landrum, Chuck Wright, Billy Sisemore, Mitch Sisemore, Greg Burkhalter, and Kevin Burkhalter.

Honorary bearers are Roger Lindsey, Elvin Roy Lindsey and Eric Gill.

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Mamie Little

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mamie Gertrude Little, 96, are scheduled for 2 p.m. June 2 at Little Cemetery.

Little died Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at Quitman, Texas.

She was born Jan. 22, 1903 in Cedar Creek Mo.

Little was preceded in death by her husband, former Seminole resident Jack S. Little in 1963; and three sons, Lowell Little, 1978, Kenneth Ray Little, 1978 and James Alvin Little, 1995.

Survivors include one son, Harold Eugene, Quitman; one daughter, Betty Ruth DePew, Quitman; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

(From the files of The Seminole Producer)

July 7, 1999 issue

(requested by Bob Long, Woodward.)

Jewell Long

Memorial graveside services for former Seminole resident Jewell Faye Long, 66, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Long died Saturday, July 3, 1999 at her Norman home.

She was born March 18, 1933 in Seminole to Theodore Roosevelt Jackson and Selina Bell West Jackson.

A registered nurse most of her life, Long and her husband, Robert C. Long Sr., had celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary recently. He survives her of the home.

Long was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Charles Jackson; one sister, Opal Jackson; one daughter, Judy Hathcock; and one son, Christopher K. Long.

Other survivors include three sons, Robert E. Long and Robert C. Long Jr., both of Seminole, and Theodore Collier, California; one daughter, Kimberly Mae Renegar, Seminole; and 13 grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Norman.

2-16-99

Richard Looney

Funeral services for Seminole resident Richard Randolph Looney, 78, were held this morning at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Dwayne Bobbitt and Rev. Glen Pense officiated at the service. Burial followed at Little Cemetery.

Looney died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 in Seminole.

He was born April 14, 1920 in Morgan, to Bloomer Ann (Pickett) and William Radford Looney.

He moved to Seminole 19 years ago from Odessa, Texas.

A veteran, Looney served in the US Army as a private first class.

He retired as a diesel mechanic in 1989. Looney was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

He was married to Rosie Inez (Williams) Looney on Dept. 8, 1976 in Odessa. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Richard Ray Looney and Lonnie Allen Looney, both of Odessa, and Frank William Looney, Oklahoma City; three stepsons, Richard Ray Selvey, Oklahoma City, Michael Edward Selvey, San Angelo, Texas, and Jeffery Shawn Selvey, Waynoka; one stepdaughter, Kathryn Carlene Thompson, Oklahoma City; one brother, Willie Ray Looney, Lebanon; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Richard Ray Selvey, Michael Edward Selvey, Bobby Thompson, Ronnie Adams, James Looney and Ali Moradi.

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Joe Lord

Graveside services for Maud resident Joe Lord, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memory Garden in Oklahoma City.

Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Lord died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 8, 1914 in Oklahoma City to C.E. and Goldia Lord.

An employee for Cities Service Gas Company for several years, Lord was employed by Douglas Aircraft during World War II.

A rancher, he moved to his childhood home in 1946, where he operated a dairy and raised beef cattle.

In 1965, Lord relocated to Maud, and continued ranching until ill health forced him to retire in early 1999.

He was married to Monty Lord; she survives him of the home.

Lord was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Audrey Duffy and his daughter, JoEllen Lamb.

Other survivors include one son, Mark Lord, Round Rock, Texas; one brother, Clifford Lord, Oklahoma City; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation or the donor’s charity of choice.

6-11-99

Susan J. Lough

 

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Susan J. Lough, 90, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stout Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Wewoka.

Dr. David Lough, a minister at the University Church of Christ of Canyon, Texas, will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of the Stout Funeral Home.

Lough died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born June 25, 1908 in Missouri. She married James C. Lough to Feb. 14, 1924 in Bristow.

He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1949.

Lough was a homemaker. She was a member of both the First Baptist Church in Wewoka as well as the Sewing Circle.

She was preceded in death by two brothers; one sister; one daughter, Helen Ruth; three grandchildren, James Lough, Joe Carl Lough, and an infant grandson.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Lough of Wewoka, and Dan Lough of Bandina, Texas; one daughter, Lois Priest of Lawton; one sister, Rosie Billings of Shawnee; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

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Pauline Love

Graveside funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Pauline Love, 83, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Konawa.

Love died Monday, May 10, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 6, 1916 in St. Louis to Izetta and Lester Hathcock.

Love was preceded in death by her parents, three sons, Don Jack and Len Love; two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include four sons, Bill Love Jr., Oklahoma City, Jerry Love, Konawa, Ben Love, Meeker, and Tim Love, Cement; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Robert "Bob" Love Sr.

LIBERAL, KAN. - Funeral services for Seminole native Robert Thomas "Bob" Love Sr., 69, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tyrone Baptist Church in Tyrone, Kan.

Pastor Carl Hein will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Tyrone Cemetery under the direction of Miller Mortuary, Liberal, Kan.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. tonight and from 8-11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Mortuary.

Love died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 in Tyrone.

He was born Aug. 25, 1930 in Seminole to Charles C. and Mary V. (Ritchie) Love.

He attended school at Mountain View, and worked in the oil field.

After moving to Tyrone in 1961, he worked as a mechanic for several years before owning and operating Love’s Pumping as contract pumper from 1978 until his retirement in 1997.

Love was also a volunteer fireman for the Tyrone Fire Department for many years, and a member of the Tyrone IOOF Lodge.

He married Pauline Broughton on Nov. 19, 1947 in Pawhuska. She survives him of the home.

Love was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Other survivors include four sons, Charles Love, Kansas City, Kan., Phillip Love and John Love, Tyrone, and Robert Love Jr., Guymon; four daughters, Carolyn Gonzales, Derby, Kan., Kaye Christensen, Hattiesburg, Miss., Roberta Bridenstine, Turpin, Virginia Hinton, Liberal, Kan.; two brothers, Aubrey Love, Charleston, S.C., James Love, Bridgeport, Texas; three sisters, Glenda Carr and Deloris Gartman, Iowa Park, Texas, and Janice Bradley, Bridgeport, Texas; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

6-15-99

Brandon Dillon Lozer

Graveside services for Brandon Dillon Lozer, 14-day-old son of a Seminole couple, are scheduled for noon Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

The Rev. Harold Turner will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Shawnee.

The infant died Sunday in an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born May 31, 1999 lifelong Seminole residents, Steven Dwayne Lozer and Michelle Darlene (Johnson) Lozer; his parents survive him of the home.

Other survivors include a brother, Joshua Lozer, Seminole, a sister, Ashley Lozer, Seminole, two half-brothers Tony and Jeffrey Cooper Smith, San Antonio, Texas, grandparents, Michael Cindy Johnson, Meeker, Sherry Lozer, Seminole and George Lozer, Shawnee.

2-4-99

Ken Luce

Word was just received of the death of Ken Luce, grandfather of Seminole resident Melissa Nicholson.

Luce died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 at his home in Bolivar, Mo.

He was born July 23, 1928 in Milano, Texas to Herbert William and Nellie Elizabeth (Stovall) Luce.

He was a career military man who served in the Air Force and had a long and distinguished career.

Luce married Katherine Henley Norris on Oct. 3, 1953; she preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra and Ron Thomas, Bolivar Mo., and Debbie Luce, Austin, Texas; two brothers, one sister and two granddaughters, Melissa Nicholson and her husband, Eric, Seminole, and Michelle Gray and her husband, David, of Bixby; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Requiem Mass was held Jan. 22 in Springfield, with burial following at Springfield National Cemetery with military rites by the Honor Guard Detail from Whiteman Air Force Base.

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Lula McMichael

Graveside services for Martha Lucinda Ellen "Lula" McMichael, 95, mother of Seminole resident Gerald McMichael, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Holdenville Cemetery.

Rev. Wade Scott will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

McMichael died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 22, 1903 in Bear, I.T., now known as Hughes County, to William Thomas Henry and Amanda Collier.

The third of five children, McMichael is the last surviving sibling.

She attended Atwood Schools and was a resident of Holdenville from 1925 to 1987.

McMichael worked at the McAlester Ammunition Depot, and later at JC Penny’s.

She married Robert Lee McMichael on May 3, 1921; he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1971.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one son, Carl V., in 1990 and one granddaughter.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee McMichael Jr., Holdenville, and Gerald W. McMichael, Seminole; Myrtle Lee McMichael, Fresno, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Ella Joy Lyday

Funeral services are scheduled for long time Konawa resident Ella Joy Lyday, 73, at 10 a.m. in the Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel Jan. 4 in Tulsa.

Interment will be in the Konawa Cemetery under the direction of the Butler-Stumpff funeral home.

She was a self-employed seamstress.

Lyday is survived by her son Arthur Gene Johnson; daughters Sharon Wilkenson, Denise Brendt, JoAnn McKinzie and Jeannie Truman; and seven grandchildren.

3-30-99

Irene Lyon

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Irene (Trammell) Lyon, 87, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Prague Cemetery.

Rusty Dawson will officiate at the services. Burial is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague.

Lyon died Thursday, March 25, 1999 in Anchorage, Alaska.

She was born July 11, 1911 to James Henry and Ethel Caroline (Parnell) Trammell.

A retired school teacher, Lyon moved to Alaska in 1997 from Seminole, and had previously lived in Mineral Wells, Texas and McLeansboro, Ill.

She was married to Robert Donald Lyon on Feb. 17, 1933; he preceded her in death Oct. 23, 1980.

Lyon was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Albert Trammell.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Wood, Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, J.H. Trammell, Ada and Bill Trammell, Oklahoma City; four sisters, Berneice Dinius, Prague, Beatrice Gutierrez, Taos, N.M., Loydale Treat, Wenaatchee, Wash., and Kay Gibson, Neb.

Alfred "A.P." Madison

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Alfred Paul "A.P." Madison, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Doyle Long and Rev. Harold Turner will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Madison died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center hospital.

He was born Oct. 14, 1918 in Stillwater to Samuel and Ruby Madison.

A veteran, he served in the US Army during World War II.

Madison retired in 1983 as a construction worker, and was affiliated with the Assembly of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brother, Jack and Gene Madison, one half brother, Richard Bear; two sisters, Alma Sorson and Helen Long; and one daughter, Patricia Gail Madison on March 27, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Davis, Cushing; two grandchildren, and his 10-year companion, Alice Marie Miner, of the home.

Honorary bearers include Ernest Lawson, Ali Moradi, Mike Stone, Benny Houck, Steve Miller, Jim Keisman, A.C. Bundy and Kenneth Mendenhall.

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Russell
Mainard

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Russell H. Mainard, 87, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout Chapel.

Neil Thompson will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mainard died Friday, April 16, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 11, 1911 in Wewoka to Josh L. and Pearl (Chadick) Mainard.

A veteran, he left the Wewoka area only to serve in the US Army, where he served in North Africa and Italy.

Mainard was a member of the First Christian Church in Wewoka, and owned and operated Mainard Insurance Agency for many years.

He married Virginia Mainard in Cushing; she survives him of the home after 61 years of marriage.

Other survivors include Jerald and Relda Mainard, Dallas, Texas; W.C. Wood, Centerville, Texas; Barron Wood, Phoenix, Ariz.; Irene and Al Morton, Yorba Linda, Calif.; Michael, Melissa and Steven Mainard, Texas; Jon and DeDe Stuart, Tulsa; Al, Kathy, Patrick and Katigan Hullum, Tulsa; Brent, Cynthia, Dillion, Russell, Mark and Kailyn Katigan, Ardmore; Nikki, Tommy, Laci and Logan Azlin, Wewoka; Don and Mary Ann Neal, Tulsa.

 

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Weldon Malone

Funeral services for Maud area resident Weldon Eugene Malone, 69, were held Monday at Assembly of God Church in Asher.

Rev. Clyde Quick officiated at the service. Interment followed at the Kettler family cemetery.

Malone died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999.

He was born Feb. 20, 1930 in Savoy, Texas to Liller Mae and Denvil Malone.

A concrete mason, Malone had spent the last 25 years in the Maud-Asher area.

He married Lorene Kettler in Lubbock, Texas on May 24, 1947. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include five children, Barbara Roberts, Weatherford, Texas, Thomas Malone, and Sue Griffin, both of Amarillo, Texas, Cheryl Lewis, Weatherford, Texas and Ronald Malone, Asher; two brothers, Roy Malone, Slaton, Texas and Kenneth Malone, Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Francis Wilkins, Las Cruces, N.M.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

2-4-99

Louis Malone

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Louis Malachi Malone, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Malone died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Center.

He was born Feb. 8, 1918 in Belles County, Texas, and was a lifelong resident of Seminole and Wewoka.

Malone was retired from the City of Wewoka, and was a member of Church of Christ.

He was married to Wilma J. Malone; she preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Denver Malone, Seminole; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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J.P. Manley

Funeral services for Konawa native J. P. Manley, 76, were held today at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Shawnee.

Rev. E.T. Long officiated at the service.

Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Manley died Saturday, May 22, 1999 at an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born March 31, 1923 in Konawa to Jarrett P. and Lona (Riley) Manley.

A veteran, Manley served during World War II, and then retired from the oil fields.

He was of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Shawnee since 1972.

Manley was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn L. Manley, Shawnee; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3800 Cromwell, Oklahoma City, Ok., 73112.

1-05-99

Rev. Milton Marina

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Rev. Milton Marina, 98, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Clearview Community Center in Clearview.

Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Wetumka.

Marina died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1999 at his home in Wewoka.

1-19-99

Orville Markley

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Orville H. Markley, 86, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Michael Goolsbay will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Markley died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at his Shawnee home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1913 in Maramec to Bert and Eliza Opal Wells Markley.

He attended public schools at Yale, where he lived until he was 15.

Markley then moved to California until he was 18, then moved back to Oklahoma and lived in Seminole, Prague and Shawnee areas since.

He had been an oil field worker for 22 years, and retired from Tinker Air Force Base as a federal employee in May, 1978.

Markley attended the Nazarene Church.

He married Thora Geneva Eberius in Atoka on Dec. 23, 1933. She preceded him in death.

Markley was also preceded in death by his parents and two sons.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Donnie Work, Edmond; one cousin, Ruth Dodd, Florida; and special friends, Richard and Linn Nowlin, Shawnee.

 

 

11-16-99

John Marshall

Funeral services for former Seminole resident William Godfrey Marshall, 75, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Pascal Bevan conducting the services.

He died Sunday Nov. 14, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

Marshall was born in Crownwell on Oct. 11, 1924 to Thomas Benton Marshall and Lillie May (Dove) Marshall.

He spent most of his life in Seminole.

Marshall served in the United Sates Army during World War II from 1941-1945.

He received three silver stars and three bronze stars for his service in combat.

Marshall worked as a security officer and for security services during his lifetime.

He was married to Alpha (Houck) Marshall on June 5, 1949 in Seminole who survives him of the home.

Marshall was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and Jeff Marshall; and one sister Lessie May Akers.

He is also survived by two sons, Tom Marshall, Moore and J.W. Marshall, Columbus, Neb.; one daughter, Shern Marshall, Oklahoma City; three brothers, Tex Marshall, Las Vegas, Cletas Marshall, Bakersfield, Calif. and Carlos Marshall Bakersfield, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

July 6, 1999

 

Bertha Martin

Funeral services for Bertha Castoe Martin, 80-year-old former Maud resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m Wednesday.

Services will be graveside at Cummings Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial will be under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Martin died July 4 at Colonial Estates Nursing Home in Shawnee.

She was born April 5, 1919, in Searcy, Ark., to John William and Member Elizabeth (Drury) Castoe.

Martin was a homemaker and a member of Oklahoma Avenue Baptist Church in Shawnee.

She married Clarence J. Birdsell on Sept. 4, 1937, in Seminole. He died July 23, 1960.

She later married Bill Martin, who preceded her in death in 1984.

Martin was also preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Harvey Paul Birdsell, Shawnee; three daughters, Carrie E. Mangus, Shawnee, Bernice A. Lee, Canton, Texas, and Christine L. Cummings, Drumright; one brother, Robert Castoe, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Sylvia Price, Stroud, and Syble Tilton, Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Dorthy Martin

Funeral services for Dorthy Martin, 88, sister of Seminole resident Troy Pittman, were held this morning at Dale Cemetery.

Rev. David Trammell officiated the service under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Martin died Wednesday, July 21, 1999 in Riverbank, Calif.

A native Oklahoman, she had lived in Shawnee for 40 years before moving to Modesto, Calif., in 1990.

Martin was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Shawnee, and attended the Foursquare Gospel Church in Modesto.

Survivors include one son, Thurmon Martin, Modesto; one daughter, Cozaey West, Riverbank, Calif.; one sister, Ollie Pittman, McLoud; two brothers, Troy Pittman, Seminole and Foy Pittman, Williston, N.D.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Grace Martin

Funeral services for Seminole native Grace Martin, 88, were held this morning at First Baptist Church in Paden.

Rev. Paul Cunningham officiated at the service, with Rev. Tom Tidwell assisting.

Burial followed at Paden Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Martin died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 in Prague.

She was born Feb. 27, 1911 in Seminole County to James T. and Hattie M. (Hase) Gibson.

A lifelong resident of Paden, she was a homemaker and cooked for Paden Schools prior to working as a cook at Parkland Manor Nursing Home.

Martin retired in March, 1986.

She was married to Marshall Shelby Martin on Sept. 29, 1929; he preceded her in death in 1959.

Martin was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and an infant son.

Survivors include two sons, Shelby Martin Jr., Bethany, and Dwight Martin, Denison, Texas; three daughters, Melba Jo Hamilton, Houston, LaVerne Wiginton and Carol Harless, both of Paden; one brother, Ed Gibson, Chandler, one sister, Mary Ahsmuhs, Walla Walla Wash.; 13 grandchildren 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

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Jessie Martin

Memorial services for Seminole resident Jessie Calvin Martin, 67, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

Martin died Saturday, May 22, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 28, 1932 in Barren, Ark. to Willie and Pollie (Corbett) Martin.

A veteran, he served in the US Army from May 1952 through April 1954.

Martin worked as a Union Iron Worker until his retirement 10 years ago, and moved to Seminole eight years ago from Bakersfield, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Daniel Calvin Martin in 1977.

Survivors include five sons, David L. Martin, Oklahoma, Jesse R. Martin, Iowa, Terry W. Martin, Arizona, Kevin W. Martin, Oklahoma and Jessie C. Martin Jr., California; two daughters, Tina D. Harrington, Missouri and Kimberly O’Connell, California; one brother, Thurman Martin, Arizona; two sisters, Essie Norman, New Mexico and Audrey Phillips, Arizona; and 19 grandchildren.

5-7-99

Maxine Massey

Graveside services for Maud resident Maxine Unice (Gilliam) Massey, 80, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Rossville Cemetery, four miles north of SH 62 and US 177 intersection..

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial will under the direction of Knight Funeral Home, Maud.

Massey died Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born on Jan. 2, 1919 in Blackwater, Va. James Gilliam and Martha Jane (Roller) Gilliam.

Massey graduated from chandler High School in 1938. She was an electronic assembly person for Ultrox in Grand Junction, Colo. Until she retired and moved to Maud in 1988.

Massey was also preceded in death by parents, three brothers and two sister and her former husband, Ernest George Massey on Dec. 31, 1995.

Survivors include three sons, Mike Massey, Ken Massey, Maud and Joe Massey, Sheridan, Mont.; two daughters, Alice Peavler, St. Louis and Patricia Unger, Fountain Valley, Calif.,; one brother, Harold Gilliam, Chandler, two sisters, Ann Cook, Silver City, N.M. and Eula Vennarucci, South San Francisco, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

Massey

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Phyllis Massey

Funeral services for Phyllis R. Massey, 48, stepmother of Seminole resident Amanda Halley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Parks Brother Funeral Home of Okemah.

Pat Mannon and Bobby Massey will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Massey died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born Nov. 30, 1951 in Victorville, Calif. to Charles and Lula Marie (Usher) Kline.

A volunteer fundraiser for American Cancer Society and Muscular Dystrophy, she had worked for he Homeland Corporation for 23 years.

Massey moved to Okemah in 1971, and was a member of the Midway Church of Christ in Paden.

She married Virgle Bryan Massey on March 29, 1989 in Miami. He survives her of the home.

Massey was preceded in death by her father.

Other survivors include her mother, of Okemah; one son, Bennie Leybas III, Muskogee; three stepsons, Randy Massey, Henryetta, Virgle Massey Jr., Welch, and Mickey Massey, Okemah; two stepdaughters, Rosemary Howell, Westville, and Amanda Halley, Seminole; two brothers, Rocky Charles Kline and Johnny Kline, both of Muskogee; two sisters, Pauline McMullen, McAlester and Pam Roper, Wilson; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Helen Mattingly

Memorial services for Helen Marie Mattingly, 83, mother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel.

Mattingly died Monday, June 28, 1999.

She was born Dec. 1, 1915 in Fort Scott, Kan., to William Ray and Loena (Smith) Kyner.

Reared in Tulsa, she graduated from Central High School in 1931.

Mattingly retired in 1983 from the Farmers Home Administration after 26 years of service.

She had lived in Kansas until 1951, when she relocated to Roswell, N.M. She moved back to Tulsa in 1994.

She was married to Austin Landis Mattingly in May of 1935. He preceded her in death in July, 1982.

Survivors include her children, Shirley Cox, Houston, Texas, Judy Deem, Tulsa, Sharon Baldwin, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jack Mattingly, Seminole; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Church of Christ, on the corner of Park and Seminole in Seminole.

2-11-99

Alpha McBeth

Graveside services for Alpha McBeth, 69, former Seminole County resident, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Rev. Robert Ingram will officiate at the services. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

McBeth died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born Aug. 29, 1929 to John and Al Goma (Stevens) Dodson.

McBeth was raised in Cromwell and had lived in Shawnee for the past 12 years.

She was a member of the Church of the Living God.

She was married to Robert E. Lee McBeth.

McBeth was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Junior Lee McBeth; and one brother, A.J. Dodson.

Survivors include two daughters, Nola McBeth, Shawnee, and Mary Barker, Riverdale, Ga.; three sisters, Irene Churchwell, Shawnee, Lois Brown, Phoenix, Ariz., and Jewel Wallace, Surprise, Ariz.; eight brothers, Bill Dodson, Seminole, Billy Dodson, Boyce Dodson and Jamie Dodson, all of Cromwell, Bobby Dodson and Archie Dodson, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Johnny Dodson, Eufaula, and Edward Dodson, Checotah.

Other survivors include six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Maxine McBride

Memorial services for Maxine McBride, 73, mother of a Seminole resident, were held Monday at Porter Loring Mortuary North East San Antonio, Texas.

McBride died Friday, May 28, 1999 in Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Sandy A. McBride, Port Aransas, Texas; three daughters, Carie Tucker, Seminole, Maureen Bures, Fort Myers, Fla., and Sandra Guenther, San Antonio; one brother, Douglas Peterson, St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society, San Antonio Metro, PO Box 291048, San Antonio, Texas, 78200-1048

1-24-99

Freeda McClure

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Freeda "Dube" Laverne McClure, 85, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Slim Crabtree will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee.

McClure died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born Feb. 20, 1913 in Konawa to Homer Knappenberger and Carrie Burch.

An Avon representative, McClure also worked in a garment factory in Wewoka in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.

A Baptist, she grew up in Earlsboro and graduated school there before moving to Seminole.

She was married to Haskell McClure; he preceded her in death in December, 1984.

McClure was also preceded in death by one son, Clay McClure, in 1994.

Survivors include one son, Chub McClure, Seminole; three daughters, C.J. Brasier and her husband, Cliff, Seminole, Geri Verldine Huston, Shawnee, and Shay Maxwell and her husband, Charles, of Seminole.

Also surviving her is one sister, Arline Bell, Shawnee; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Red. Gamble, Willard Conner, Johnny Brinsfield, Leon Prince, John King Burton and Robert Treat.

 

 

McClure

10-6

Thelma McConnell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Thelma G. (Blankenship) McConnell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Bowlegs.

Rev. Glenn Peck and Rev. Jason Yarbrough will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McConnell died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born June 22, 1918 in Bradley, Ark. to William B. and Rosie Ella (Franks) Blankenship.

A homemaker, she was married to Earl C. McConnell on May 26, 1934 in Lewisville, Ark.

He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1976.

McConnell was also preceded in death by three daughters, Dorothy Heover, Modene Upton and Betty Holder; one son, Harold McConnell; two grandsons and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin McConnell, Lawton, Billy McConnell, Seminole, and Bobby McConnell, Maud; five daughters, Joyce Plato, Bogata, Texas, Helen Hearrell, Italy, Vivian Carter, Las Vegas, Nev., Norma Jean Moore and Jo Ann Richards, both of Seminole; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grand-children and one great-great-grand-child.

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Betty McCormick

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Betty June (Scott) McCormick, 69, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Charles Troglin and Rev. Marion Hadsell will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral home.

McCormick died Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born June 14, 1929 in Bristow to Dorothy (Whitehead) and Alvin Thomas Scott.

She moved to Seminole 50 years ago from Bristow.

A homemaker, McCormick also worked at Wrangler, and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She married Glen McCormick Sept. 26, 1949 in Seminole. He preceded her in death March 1, 1975.

McCormick was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sara McCormick; and one granddaughter.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Rich McCormick, Wolf, Glen Thomas McCormick, Boley, and Terry Don McCormick, Shawnee; two sisters, Mary Ellen Raffety and Jean Hoover, both of Shawnee; and nine grandchildren.

1-26-99

Gilbert "Snake" McCulley

Funeral services for Seminole County native Gilbert Lee "Snake" McCulley, 46, were held today at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Sandy Harjo officiated at the service.

Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

McCulley died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at his home in Duncan.

He was born Aug. 1, 1952 in Seminole County to Frank and Effie (Harjo) McCulley.

He attended school in Compton, Calif., before moving back to Oklahoma in 1965. A veteran, he joined the US Army in February 1970 and receive his orders to go to Vietnam.

McCulley was discharged Dec. 24, 1971.

He lived in Dustin for over 21 years, and in Oklahoma City for a short time.

A traditional singer, he enjoyed the Creek-Seminole songs.

McCulley married his high school sweetheart Minnie Lewis on Dec. 11, 1970 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include six children, Loushannon Howard, Tulsa, Rhina McCulley, Houston, Texas, Akeyah McCulley, Tulsa, Zachary McCulley, Oklahoma City, Charity McCulley and Gilbert Hok`kolen McCulley, both of the home.

Also surviving him were 10 brothers and sisters, Lottie Mae Coody, Hollywood, Fla., Jessie Leader, Bristow, Mary Jo Bear, Mason, Leon Harjo, Joyce Alexander and Evelyn Barron, all of Oklahoma City, Kenneth Frank McCulley, Konawa, Celena Sanchez, also of Oklahoma City, Marilyn McCulley, Konawa and Edwin McCulley, Sand Springs; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dennis Pigeon, Mark Smith, Dewayne Miller, Dale Mahan and Danny Lindsey.

Honorary bearers were his nephews.

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Norma McDaniel

Funeral services for Norma Jean McDaniel, 64, daughter of Wewoka resident Lizzie Factor, are tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Many Springs Indian Baptist Church near Holdenville.

Burial is set to follow at the McCosar family cemetery under the direction of Hudson Funeral Home.

McDaniel died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999 at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville.

She was born April 4, 1935 in Hughes County to Lizzie Factor.

Raised in Hughes County by her grandmother, Nellie McCosar, McDaniel had lived in Denver, Colo., before settling in Pawhuska.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Many Springs Indian Baptist Church.

She was married to Lymon McDaniels; he survives her of the home.

McDaniels was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruby Procter.

Other survivors include her mother; four daughters, Audrey, of Perry, Andrea, of the home, Amber, of Lawton and Angela, Pawhuska; and one son, David, of Stillwater.

She was also survived by brothers and sisters, David Factor, Wewoka, James Factor, Oklahoma City, Max Factor, Muskogee, Ruth Walker, Tecumseh, Buck Factor, Wetumka and Yvonne Jim, Wewoka; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

4-7-99

Auto Accident Claims
Son of Former Residents

 

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - James Edward McGee, 19, son and grandson of several former Seminole County residents, died Friday night in a one-car accident when his car skidded and hit a house in Lubbock.

According to the report by Lubbock Police Department Media Relations representative Bill Morgan, McGee’s 1992 Honda Civic four-door car was driving south on a main thoroughfare when he ran a full-red light.

Speed indicators in place at the intersection clocked him at 84 mph through the intersection, a 45-mile-per-hour zone.

While the north side of the intersection was a five lane street, the south side had yet to be widened and was still only two lanes.

Morgan said McGee was in the far right lane of the five lane while going through the intersection, and overcorrected to stay on the road.

The car apparently went airborne, turning 90 degrees clockwise in the air, and landed sideways in the backyard of a house a block away.

The speed of the car kept it traveling sideways in the yard, leaving trenches eight feet long as it headed for the house.

Just before impact, the car flipped up, and the hood, top and trunk lid of the car impacted the house with the force of a bomb.

Police and bystanders said that the impact was so hard, mud flew from the car, over the house and hit a pickup parked at the curb of the house, denting the side.

Extensive damage was done to the dining room and kitchen wall of the house.

McGee was partially ejected from the vehicle and was killed upon impact.

According to Morgan, there was no indication of alcohol involved.

Funeral services for McGee were held this morning at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lubbock.

Bishop Thomas Ashdown officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiger Family Cemetery, where his great-grandparents are buried.

Burial arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

He was born March 27, 1980 in Lawton to Jim McGee and Donna Jolene Taylor.

His family moved to Lubbock one month after his birth, and he graduated from Monterey High School in 1998.

McGee was employed as a waiter at the Four Points Sheraton in the Lubbock area.

Survivors include his mother, of Lubbock, and father, also of Lubbock; one brother, Jeremy McGee, Lubbock; and grandparents Gloria Davis, Electra, Texas and Liz Eustace, Lubbock.

 

 

 

2-9-99

Melinda McGirt

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Melinda Mae McGirt, 23, were held Monday at River of Life Church.

Rev. Walter McGirt and Rev. Danny Faulkner officiated at the services. Interment followed at the McGirt family cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

McGirt died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus.

She was born Dec. 23, 1975 at Mission Hill Hospital, Shawnee, to Shirley McGirt and Alex Tiger.

She attended Wewoka and Seminole Schools for most of her life, graduating from Capital Hill Schools in 1995.

After graduation, she remained in Wewoka until March of 1996, then moving to Oklahoma City and to Altus in 1998.

McGirt was preceded in death by one brother, Chiley McGirt in 1976; two sisters, Racheal Tiger in 1984 and Flora McGirt in 1986; and one grandmother, Flora Johnson McGirt on April 11, 1985.

Survivors include her mother in Oklahoma City; her father of Hominy; one sister, Kelli McGirt, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Jerrod Tiger, and Virgil Tiger Jr., both of Holdenville; Grandparents Jimmie McGirt, Wewoka and Mary Tiger Burgess, Konawa.

 

 

Jerald McKedy

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Jerald Robert McKedy, 54, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha.

Rev. Larry Jacobson will officiate the service, assisted by Rev. John Hauser.

Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

McKedy died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 24, 1945 in Ellsworth, Kan., to Newton Paul and Mary Elisabeth (Britton) McKedy.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1964, and later graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering.

McKedy was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Methodist Men, High Plains Hunting and Retrieving Club, and was an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

He married Diana Gail King on March 30, 1963 at Calvary Baptist Church in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

McKedy was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Other survivors include two sons, Byron Keith McKedy, Oklahoma City and Micah Gene McKedy, Cabot, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

(From the files of The Seminole Producer. Publication Date: 11-10-99)

 

11-9

M. Chris McKee

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident M. Chris McKee, 35, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Drew Isaacs will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Dora Cemetery.

McKee died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999 at his home.

He was born April 19, 1964 in Seminole to Don and Sondra Rae (Williams) McKee.

He graduated from Maud High School in 1982, and moved to the Seminole area in 1983.

McKee was a member of the Grace Community Church.

He was employed as an oil field worker.

McKee was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Survivors include his parents, of Earlsboro; one grandmother, Violet Rogers, Seminole; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Danny Isaacs, Konawa, and Danita and Willie Gordon, Maud, and Christine McKee; and nieces and nephews, Adam, Shayla and Shanda Gordon, all of Maud, Scotty and Gabbie Isaacs, and T. Isaacs, all of Konawa.

Casket bearers are listed as Darrell Morris, Doyle Morris, Gerald Morris, Jim Snodgrass, Bill Hooker and Jim Lauderdale.

3-9-99

Parker McKenzie

Funeral services for Parker Paul McKenzie, 101, father of a Wewoka resident, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Rainy Mountain Baptist Church, Mountain View.

Rev. Reaves Nahwooks will officiate. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, under the direction of Smith Funeral Chapel.

A prayer service will be held Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel, Anadarko.

McKenzie died Friday, Mar. 5, 1999 in Lawton.

He was born November 15, 1897 southwest of Mountain View in a Kiowa camp.

McKenzie attended Rainy Mountain Kiowa Boarding School, Phoenix Indian Boarding School, Lamson Business College and Oklahoma A&M.

He served as a Kiowa linguist which earned him a Doctorate of Humane Letters (honoris causa) 73 years later from the University of Colorado.

McKenzie worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Anadarko, retiring with 39 years of service.

McKenzie was a member of Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church. He was baptized in the Washita River at the Red Stone Church.

He was a member of the 21st Masonic Lodge, Anadarko, since 1925, and was a Master Mason.

McKenzie married Nettie Odley in the summer of 1919 in Hobart.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and three sons.

Survivors include two daughters, Esther Hayes, Mountain View; Kathryn Collier, Wewoka; 12 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

9-22

Lillian McKenzie

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lillian McKenzie, 93, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the services. A private family burial will follow the services at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McKenzie died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

She was born Sept. 4, 1906 in Ozark, Ark. to George And Katie Harrower.

McKenzie spent her formative years in Charleston, Ark. before moving to Seminole in 1941.

Except for her residency in Sasakwa from 1963-68, she lived in Seminole since that time.

McKenzie was a homemaker, and a member of the Esther Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, as well as the Busy Bee Quilting Guild.

She was preceded in death by one son, John, in 1986, and her husband, Charles, in 1988.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Gayla Arnold, Mica Ervin and Johnna Ervin, and their husbands, Tommy Arnold, Kelly Cook and Mike Ervin; and eight great-grandchildren, Amy Arnold, Kelli Ann Cook, Seth Arnold, Mica Ervin, Katie Arnold, Jon Michael Ervin, Kassidy Cook and Trey Ervin.

Pallbearers are listed as Don Raney, Bill Thompson, Owen Melton, Dale Wallace, Glen Carroll and Don Brooks.

Memorials should be directed to the Baptist Children’s Home in Oklahoma City.

10-10

Sue McKown

Graveside services for Maud resident Sue Barnett (Ragsdale) McKown, 64, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Cummings Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

McKown died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born July 15, 1935 in Anniston, Ala., to Lloyd Virgil Ragsdale and Margaret W. (Bell) Ragsdale Mitchell.

She married Jerrye Olan McKown of Feb. 22, 1952 in Mobile, Ala. He survives her of the home.

McKown was preceded in death by her father.

Other survivors include her mother, of Bossier City, La.; one son and daughter-in-law, Timmothy "Stormy" and Rishelle McKown, Plano, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Douglas Seay, Sherman, Texas, Tamela and Larry Wise, Tecumseh, and Rebecca McKown, Keller, Texas; six brothers, Donald Ragsdale, Africa, Wayne Ragsdale, Abilene, Texas, Gary Ragsdale, Miami, Fla., Rodney Ragsdale, Bossier City, La., and Johnny Ragsdale, Shreveport, La.

Also surviving her were nine grandchildren, Cameron Kurtz, Zane Kurtz, Amber and Nichole McKown, Tory (Wise) Dilon, Joshua Wise, Jese James, and Seth and Sara Chitwood; and three great-grandchildren, Brianna M. Dilon, Jacy Bledsoe and Jaidea Dilon.

 

 

11-02-99

Lula McMichael

Graveside services for Martha Lucinda Ellen "Lula" McMichael, 95, mother of Seminole resident Gerald McMichael, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Holdenville Cemetery.

Rev. Wade Scott will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

McMichael died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 22, 1903 in Bear, I.T., now known as Hughes County, to William Thomas Henry and Amanda Collier Henry.

The third of five children, McMichael is the last surviving sibling.

She attended Atwood Schools and was a resident of Holdenville from 1925 to 1987.

McMichael worked at the McAlester Ammunitions Depot, and later at JC Penny's.

She married Robert Lee McMichael on May 3, 1921; he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1971.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one son, Carl V., in 1990 and one granddaughter.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee McMichael Jr., Holdenville, and Gerald W. McMichael, Seminole; Myrtle Lee McMichael, Fresco, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

6-17

Frances McMillan

Graveside services for Earlsboro native Frances McMillan, 81, were held Wednesday at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel.

McMillan died Saturday, June 12, 1999 in Tecumseh.

She was born May 20, 1918 in Earlsboro to Hershal and Audie Mae (Keys) Taylor.

A graduate of Earlsboro High School, she had lived in Maud, Shawnee and Tecumseh.

McMillan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one grandson.

Survivors include sons Charles Lee McMillan, Hephzibah, Ga., Gary A. McMillan, Lawton, and Ron H. McMillan, Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

 

 

 

1-6-99

Francis McQueeney

SHAWNEE - Mass of Christian burial services for Francis "Frank" McQueeney, 85, an oil specialist who worked with oil producers in Seminole County, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

Celebrant will be Rev. Charles Massoth, O.S.B. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral chapel.

McQueeney died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 at his Shawnee home.

He was born March 20, 1913 in Mt. Alton, Penn. to John And Sarah McQueeney.

He attended school at St. Bernard’s Catholic School in Bradford, Penn. and Clarion State University, in Pennsylvania.

McQueeney worked for 40 years with Bradley Producing Inc. and Mapco Inc. of Tulsa, specializing in New Expirations and Water Development.

His expertise was used in Seminole County with oil producers here.

McQueeney also worked nationally and internationally.

He lived in Bolivar, N.Y. for a time, then moved to Shawnee in 1953.

He married Maxine Lyons April 20, 1935 in Linestone, N.Y. She preceded him in death Dec. 12, 1998.

McQueeney was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Carol Francis McQueeney; one brother, and three sisters.

Survivors include one son, Terry McQueeney, Shawnee; two brothers, Robert McQueeney, Lewis Run, Penn., and Patrick McQueeney, Utica, Penn.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

1-5-99

J.D. McQuerry

Funeral services for former Seminole countian J.D. McQuerry, 64, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee.

Rev. Jeff Moore will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee, under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

McQuerry died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 in a Shawnee hospital.

He was born April 12, 1934 in Childress, Texas to Claude and Ora Mae McQuerry.

His family moved to the Seminole area when he was a child, and he attended school at Varnum.

McQuerry moved to Shawnee in 1955, and began McQuerry Motors.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and the Shawnee Elks Lodge.

He married Patricia G. Bowlan on March 3, 1955 in Seminole County. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Diana Austin, Bartlesville; one son, David McQuerry, Shawnee; his mother, of Shawnee; his father, of Meeker; one brother, Earl Gene McQuerry, Meeker; one sister, Claudie Bailey, Shawnee; and four grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church building fund.

 

 

 

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2-14-99

Charles McRay

FT. SMITH, ARK. — Funeral services for Charles E. McRay, 69, son and brother of Seminole residents, was held Wednesday at the West Ark Church of Christ with Brother David Chadwell officiating.

Interment followed at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Ft. Smith under the direction of Fentress Funeral Home.

McRay died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at St. Edward’s Hospital in Ft. Smith.

He was born Dec. 30, 1929 in Holdenville to John and Elva McRay.

He attended grade school and high school in Holdenville and graduated in 1949.

McRay attended East Central University in Ada for one year and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater for one year.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving for three years as a cadet.

After his service time, he enrolled in Law School in Norman. He received his law degree in 1957.

On Aug. 29, 1954, he married Linda Hollis, Holdenville and three daughters were born to them.

With his wife and daughters, McRay moved to Ft. Smith in 1963.

He established the McRay and Associates Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Company. He was still active in this business at his death.

McRay was also preceded in death by his father, John R. McRay.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; three daughters, Karen Morris, Tallas, Texas, Kimberly Layman and Shannon McRay, both of Ft. Smith; his mother, Elva McRay, Seminole; three brothers, Harold McRay, Lawton, Wallace "Doe" McRay, Seminole and Dr. John McRay Jr., Chickasha and five grandchildren, Ryan, Zachary Charles and Clint, all of Dallas and Brittany and Lacy, both of Ft. Smith.

 

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4-7-99

Donna Meade

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Donna Cathryn Meade, 65, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, Bowlegs.

Rev. Roy Robertson and Deal Krakel will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tryon Cemetery, south of Stillwater, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Meade died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at her home.

She was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934 in Bray, to Eugene Joseph and Mary Louise (Orcutt) Varvil.

Meade married Wayne Nelson Meade on June 23, 1951 when she was 17 years old. They farmed and ranched in the Seminole area until their divorce in 1984.

He preceded her in death in 1990.

In 1983, a tragic car accident left Meade a quadriplegic. Despite this injury, she served as the Postmaster in Bowlegs until her death.

Overcoming that disability made Donna an inspiration to many people.

In 1986, she was named Handicapped Employee of the Year by the United States Postal Service, an award of which she was very proud although she felt her greatest achievement was staying on the job.

Meade was also preceded in death by her father, and one brother, James Theodore Varvil in 1985.

Survivors include her mother, of Edmond; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Debbie Meade, Perry, and Ralph and Janie Meade, Deer Creek North; one daughter and son-in-law, Alisa Cathryn and Dean Krakel, Denver, Colo.; one brother, Wayman Varvil, Edmond; one sister, Joyce Adams, Gore; and seven grandchildren.

 

 

Meade

Rev. C. Chalon Meadows

Funeral services for former Seminole resident and minister Rev. C. Chalon Meadows, 82, were held Tuesday morning at First Baptist Church of El Reno.

Rev. John V. Channault, pastor, officiated at the service. Burial was held Tuesday afternoon at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, El Reno.

Meadows died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 27, 1916 in Haswell, Colo., to Ward M. and Ola (Posey) Meadows.

He was reared in Seminole County, and was a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, and South Western Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

A veteran, Meadows served as a chaplain during World War II in the US Army Air Force.

He had pastored churches in Earlsboro, Shattuck, Hobart, Pryor, Carlsbad, New Mexico, El Reno9 and Ideal and Banner Churches in the Seminole area.

Meadows married Wanda N. Hays on May 24, 1941 in Seminole. She survives him of their El Reno home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Walter Meadows and one sister, Madeline Meadows.

Other survivors include one son, David Meadows, Garden City, Kan.; one daughter, Linda Meadows Slane, El Reno; two sisters, Wanda Lyon, Oklahoma City and Jackie Powers, Arizona; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

05-04-99

Addie Mears

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Addie Irene (Barbour) Mears, 74, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Strother Chapel in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Arthur Schrutchins will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mears died Monday, May 3, 1999 at Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Oil City to J.O. and Addie Laura (Robison) Barbour.

Mears moved to Seminole in 1968 from Ardmore. She retired from Independent Tank Company in 1989, and was a longtime employee of the former Custom Size, Inc., of Wewoka

She was married to William Floyd "Curly" Mears Jr., on Nov. 1, 1941 in Ardmore. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1998.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Mears, Loco; two daughters, Judy Glenn and Joy Henderson, both of Seminole; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

5-7-99

Christina Meeks

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Christina Maxine (DeShields) Meeks, 77, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Stout Chapel.

Brother Fred Morrison will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Meeks died Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1921 in Salina, in Mayes County, to W. T. DeShields and Vada (Wood) DeShields.

On May 3, 1947 she married J. P. Meeks, Wewoka; he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1989.

Meeks was also preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, and a son.

Survivors include five sons, James DeShields, Fairfax, Jackie Meeks, Johnny Meeks, Seminole, Jearl Meeks and Jeff Meeks, both of Wewoka; one sister, Evelyn Jackson, Okemah, two brothers, Eugene DeShields, Midwest City and Kenneth DeShields, Cromwell; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

 

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11-12

Jennie Meyer

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jennie H. Meyer, 66, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. E. Elbert of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Meyer died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at her Wewoka home.

She was born April 4, 1933 in Sasakwa to Ben and Fannie Williams.

Meyer was employed with Western Uniform & Towel before her retirement.

She was affiliated with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

She was married to Bill Meyer; he preceded her in death.

Meyer was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Cecil Williams and Jaycee Williams; and three sisters, Rozetta Thompson, Liza Williams and Netta Lee Williams.

Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Harris and Carlus Gray, both of Oklahoma City, and Shirley Williams, Wewoka; three sons, Bobby Bruner, Oklahoma City, Hershell Washington, Earlymont, Calif., and Ronnie Williams, Oklahoma City; one brother, Sam Williams, Oklahoma City; five sisters, Exis M. Warner, Eagletown, Flora "Short-T" Williams, Wewoka, Kittie M. Williams, Wewoka, Earlsell Williams, San Jose, Calif., and Stormy Williams, San Jose; 32 grandchildren and 17 great-grand-children.

Pall bearers are listed as Patrick Booth, Anthony K. Jordan, M.C. Holloway, Larry Barker and Melvin Gray.

 

 

 

 

2-3-99

Paul Meyer

Graveside services for former longtime Seminole resident Paul A. Meyer, 84, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Meyer died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born June 7, 1914 in Mt. Vernon, Mo. to Paul A. and Ethel (Guild) Meyer.

During his early years, Meyer was employed in Oklahoma as a high school music teacher.

He went on the work as a district manager for oilfield supply and ARMCO Steel, and retired in 1978 after 38 years.

Meyer was a member of the Lutheran Church of Palermo, N.D.

He married Mary (Halvorson) Meyer on March 20, 1993 in Palermo, N.D. She survives him of the home.

Meyer was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie (Christian) Meyer on March 23, 1992.

Other survivor include one son, Paul Richard Meyer, Pasadena, Calif.; and three stepdaughters, Terry Walhaug, Williston, N.D., Marcia Walhaug, Williston, N.D., and Sheila Mugaas, Sherwood, N.D.

11-21-99

Arthur Miller

TECUMSEH — Funeral services for former Seminole resident Arthur M. "Art" Miller, 68, were held Saturday at Cooper Funeral Home.

Bob Anderson of Highland Church of Christ, Tecumseh, officiated the services.

Miller died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at his home in Tecumseh.

He was born July 25, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Arthur and Hannah (Smith) Miller.

Miller was raised in New York. He attended school in New York. He lived in Seminole before moving to Tecumseh 30 years ago.

Miller served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 10 years and was a veteran of the Korean conflict.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his daughters, Mary Ann Pomlee, Eugene, Ore., Theresa Davis, Copperas Cove, Texas, and Cynthia Christensen, Colorado Springs, Colo.; sons Mike Miller, Tempe, Ariz., and Tommy Miller, Phoenix, Ariz.

Other survivors include two brothers, John Plunkett and George Plunkett, both of New York; one sister, 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

8/1/99

Bennie Miller

Funeral services for long-time Maud resident, Bennie Alden Miller, 82, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel at Stratford.

Rev. Ivan G. Casteel is set to officiate. Burial will follow at the Byars Cemetery.

Miller, a resident of Byars, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, in Sulphur.

He was born April 30, 1917 in Fort Townson to Mary and John Miller.

On Oct. 20, 1942, he married Sylvia Viola Henderson in St. Louis; she survives him of the home.

Miller was a farmer and worked in the oil fields as well. He lived most of his life in the Maud area, and moved to Byars 16 years ago.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Other survivors include three sons, Bennie Alden Miller Jr., Seattle, Wash., John William "Chuck" Miller, Oklahoma City and Frederich M. Miller, Bedford, Texas, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

04/13/99

Chloe Miller

Funeral services for Konawa resident Chloe Miller, 88, were held today at First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Rev. Herb Prater officiated at the service. Burial followed at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Miller died Saturday, April 10, 1999.

She was born July 22, 1910 in Arkansas to Janie and Elisha Bowerman.

A homemaker, Miller lived in the Konawa area most of her life.

She married Lloyd Henry Miller on Aug. 22, 1927 in Konawa. He preceded her in death.

Miller was also preceded in death by two sons, Lloyd E. Miller in the Korean War in 1951, and Doyle Miller, and one granddaughter and one grandson.

Survivors are listed as one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and James Tatum, Konawa; and one aunt, Effie Walker, Konawa.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

12-28

Dorothy Miller

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Dorothy Miller, 94, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Her grandson, Dr. Randy McCown will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Glenn’s Rest in Glenn’s Ferry, Idaho, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Public viewing is set for 4-8 p.m. at Summers Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Miller died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Center.

She was born July 25, 1905 in Amald, England to Percival Buck and Alice Bacon.

She moved from Glenn’s Ferry to Seminole in 1987.

A homemaker and housewife, Miller was a member of Twin Oak Baptist Church, and the past president of the American Legion in Glenn’s Ferry.

She was married to David Dyitt Miller; he preceded her in death.

Miller was also preceded in death by her parents, and three sons, David Miller, Robert Miller and Wallace Miller.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Stevison, Evaston, Wyo., Martha Belcher, Meridian, Idaho, Mary Lou Plew, Kimberly Idaho, Catherine McCown, Seminole, Violet Bailey, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Doris Dupree, Salt Lake City, Utah, Grace Miller, Wewoka and Georgia Miller, Meridian, Idaho; her sons, John Miller, Lakewood, Colo., William Miller, Salt Lake City, Utah, Morris Miller, Saint George, Utah and Joseph Miller, Meridian.

Other survivors include two brothers, Ted Buck, Wiconsin, and Edward Buck, California; four sisters, Alice Antilla, Wyoming, Lucy Robertson, Glenn’s Ferry, Nina Echilozs, Glenn’s Ferry and Margaret Ellis, Independence, Ore.; 57 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchil-dren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

 

3-23-99

Lawrence Miller

Funeral services for lifelong Cromwell resident Lawrence "Bud" Miller, 80, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cromwell First Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Miller died Saturday, March 20, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born April 14, 1918 in Haskell to Thomas and Rae Wolff Miller.

He moved to Cromwell in 1924, and at the age of six, attended school.

Miller graduated in 1936. As a young man, he grew up in the Depression, knowing the value of life.

He married Kathryn Jewell Cope in March 21, 1934. He went to work for Amoco Pipeline until May 23, 1945, when he was drafted in the Army.

Miller served until Aug. 14, 1946, when he was discharged, and went back to work for Amoco in Shawnee.

He moved with the company in 1953 to Tioga, N.D. for 25 years.

Miller moved back to Cromwell in 1978, and had a positive impact upon the communities of Tioga and Cromwell.

He helped build the First Baptist Church in Tioga, and was very active in the First Baptist Church of Cromwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Gary Lynn Miller and one brother, Herbert Miller.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Phill Garett, Laurel, Montana; grandchildren, Bobby Gene Moore, Dickinson, N.D., Serrena Westerfield, Salem, Ore., Meagan Malchow, Hardin, Mon., and Loren Garnett, Billings, Mon.

Other survivors include one sister, Ruby Brown, Cromwell; great-grandchildren, Austin, Brad and Shelly Moore, Sierra and Lisa Westerfield, and Brianne Malchow; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relative and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

His philosophy of "Be sure you’re right and proceed" was instilled in all family members and friends who knew him.

He will be missed by all with whom he came in contact with.

Pallbearers are Frank Brogdon, Ben Harjo, Tommy Parker, Tom Moss, Carl Warrington, Frank Bodkin, and Olen Arnett.

11-16-99

Ruth Miller

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ruth M. Miller, 90, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Funeral Home in Oklahoma City with Pastor Jim White officiating.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Miller was born on July 21, 1909 in Duncan to George and Myrtie (Gentry) Maddox.

She attended Washington Elementary and graduated from Capitol High School in 1927.

Miller worked for Austin Drilling Company in Seminole as the executive secretary for 31 years until retirement in 1974.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Seminole and served as a volunteer for Seminole hospital.

Miller was a member of the Eastern Star for which she was recognized for over 50 years of service.

She married James Miller in 1942 in Oklahoma City; he preceded her in death.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Hazle Keith and Faye Maddox.

Miller is survived by one nephew, Kenneth Keith, Kansas City, Mo.; one niece, Sandra Keith, Oklahoma City; one great niece and one great niece nephew.

9-24

Susie Miller

Susie Mae Miller, 80, of Prague, Oklahoma, went to be with our Lord on Sept. 23, 1999.

She was born on Sept. 19, 1919 in Holdenville, to William and Sissy (Cotcha) Powell.

She married Charles Homer Miller on Dec. 24, 1934 in Seminole.

Miller was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, an infant daughter, a son, six brothers and two sisters.

Susie is survived by her eight daughters, Roxie Haynes, JoAnn Frazier, Esther Fourkiller, Cindy Miller and Angeline Fawcett, all of Prague, Jeanette Postoak, Tulsa, Arlis Banagas, Whittier, Calif., and Tojunia Cole, Oklahoma City; two sons, Reo Miller, Seminole and Dwayne Miller, Earlsboro; one sister, Mollie Sewell, Wewoka; 31 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Other survivors include daughters- and sons-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Viewing will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Wake services are at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 at Prague Freewill Baptist Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mekusukey Mission Gymnasium, Seminole, with burial at Snake Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Rev. Houston Tiger, will act as master of ceremonies, with Rev. T.J. Fixico and Rev. Randall Miller officiating.

Pallbearers are listed as Dave Coley, Rodney Factor, Leo Fish, Tom Palmer, Curtis Factor, Kennedy Wise, Jitter Norwood and Kenneth McCully.

Honorary pallbearers are Alan Miller, Tommy Chambers, Marland Tiger, Frank Lena and Felix Tiger.

2-18-99

Dayther Miller

Funeral services for Asher-Konawa area resident Dayther Mae "Little Granny" Miller, 109, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Bob Graves will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tecumseh City Cemetery.

Miller died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999 in Asher.

She was born July 16, 1889 in Fulton Ky. To Ida and Arnold Stroud.

A homemaker, she married J.M. Miller in 1907 at Nida. He preceded her in death.

Miller was also preceded in death by four daughters and two sons.

Survivors include one daughter, Gladys Smith, Asher; 38 grandchildren, 119 great-grandchildren, 182 great-great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-great-grandchildren.

3-9-99

Ina Minnick

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ina Wilsie Minnick, 87, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Art Coffey will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Family will receive guests Thursday from 9:30 until service time in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Minnick died March 8, 1999 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

She was born August 5, 1911 in Paradise, Texas to James and Julia Bray.

Minnick was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Kenyon Minnick in 1993 and Marvin Wilsie in 1952 and one son, Richard Wilsie in 1964.

Survivors include one son, Harold Wilsie, Minneapolis, MN; one daughter, Carmen Wilcox, Nacogdoches, Texas; one step-daughter, Sharon Minnick; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

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Hubert Mitchell

Funeral services for Hubert Mitchell, 87, father of a Wewoka resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Glen Jeffery will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Wetumka Cemetery.

Mitchell died Thursday, June 10, 1999 in Holdenville.

He was born March 15, 1912 I Mounds to Ben and Sarah (Sanders) Mitchell.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Stella, of the home; one son, Bob Mitchell, Wewoka; two brothers, Charlie Mitchell and Harold Mitchell, both of Columberland; one sister, Margie Steffins, Columberland; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Ramona Mitchell

Ramona "Mona" Dawn (Skov) Mitchell, of 515 Reid Drive in Seminole, passed on to a better world at 5 a.m. on July 25, 1999 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City, as a result of worsening circulation problems.

Services will be at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 and she will be interred at the Resthaven Cemetery, east of Seminole.

Ramona is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Lee Mitchell, of the home; two sons by a prior marriage, Arnold John Beasley, Bridgeport, Conn., and Donald Dean Beasley, Duncan; four grandchildren, John Dean Beasley, Broken Arrow, Caroline Beasley, Las Vegas, Nev., Chris Beasley, Honolulu, Hawaii and Shaun Beasley, Edmond; and two great-grandchildren, Alyson and Jennifer Beasley, of Broken Arrow.

She is also survived by one brother, Arlie M. Skov, Santa Barbara, Calif., as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Ramona was born on March 3, 1931 in Lincoln, Kan., the daughter of Arnold Skov and Mary Mason.

She spent her early years with her family in Oklahoma, Kansas and California.

She married Kenneth Mitchell on Nov. 5, 1952 in Lovington, N.M.

She and her husband spent much of their married life living internationally in Venezuela and the Middle East.

In May, 1974, she and her husband purchased the Shady Acres Mobile Home Park oh SH 99 just north of Seminole, and operated it until its sale in 1997.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are Gene Mitchell, Loyd Dutton, Leon Mitchell, Don Mitchell, Dale Whipple, John Cramer, Rusty Harcrow, Dale Smith, Mark McCowan, Ali Moradi and Fay Harris.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Lung Association and the American Heart Association.

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A.C. ‘Ace’ Molloy

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident A.C. "Ace" Molloy, 75, are scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Friday AT Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Molloy died Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 14, 1924 in Pershing to A.F. "Pat" and Opal (Huston) Molloy.

A 1942 graduate of Varnum High School, he was a drum major.

A veteran, Molloy served in the 554th AAA 78th infantry division, anti aircraft T4 five star, and landed on the third day at Omaha Beach in Normandy.

He owned Ace Welding in Seminole, and retired in 1986.

He married Nelleta (Phillips) Molloy on July 12, 1941 in Pauls Valley. She survives him of the home.

Molloy was preceded in death by his father.

Other survivors include his mother, of Prague; one son, A.C. "Pat" Molloy, Seminole; one daughter, Nelleta Janice Molloy Houser and her husband, Jim, Latrobe, Penn.; one brother, Bill Molloy, Del City; two grandchildren, Joseph Patrick Molloy, Tulsa, and Andrea Hope Houser, Latrobe, Penn.; and two great-grandchildren, Alabama Loette and Georgia Marie Molloy, Tulsa.

Honorary casket bearers are listed as Ed Manning, Thurman Thornton, Bill Quinality, Dr. Brendon O’Keeffe, Kenneth Green and The Caring Connection.

 

 

Molloy

5-5-99

Dovie Moody

WEWOKA — Funeral services for long-time Wewoka resident Dovie Elizabeth (Gore) Moody, 85, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout Chapel.

Pastor Lewis Norvell will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Moody died Friday, May 7, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 23, 1913 in Depew to B. F. Gore and Lula (Cleveland) Gore.

As a young girl, she moved to the New Model community.

On June 13, 1929 she married Homer Moody in Holdenville; he preceded her in death.

Moody worked at Julian’s Café and Muirs Packing in Wewoka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Harold Moody and Wayne Moody, brothers, Clint Gore, Ollie Gore, Bob Gore and Lloyd Gore and a granddaughter, Marsha Hayes.

Survivors include one daughter, Faye Hayes, Buhl, Idaho; three sons, Don Moody, Phillips, S. Dak., Jim Moody and Eddie Moody, both of Wewoka; one brother, Leon Gore, Oklahoma City; one sister Nadine Neal, Meredith, Colo.; 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

 

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Carlton Moore

Graveside services for Konawa resident Carlton "Montana" Moore, four month old son of Jalonna Waldron and Ronald Moore, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Konawa.

Moore died Friday, April 2, 1999 in Konawa.

He was born Nov. 16, 1998 in Ada.

Moore was preceded in death by one great-grandpa, Carl Myatt.

He is survived by his parents, of the home; one brother, Joseph "Dakota" Moore, Konawa; three sisters, Dalynn McGee, Konawa, Desirae McGee, Tecumseh and Alexia Moore, Tecumseh; grandparents, Mary Waldron, Bill Armstrong, both of Konawa, James and Linda Waldron, Oklahoma City, Alfred Moore, Konawa and Tom and Dena Breedlove, Choctaw; and great-grandparents Juanita Moore and Betty Myatt.

Cora Moore

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Cora E. Moore, 89, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Moore died Sunday, July 18, 1999 at the Methodist Home in Enid.

She was born April 11, 1910 in Okfuskee County to William and Julia Sturgis.

Moore lived in the Butner Community, then in Wewoka until 1952 when she moved to Silver, Texas.

She moved back to Wewoka in 1974.

Moore was of the Baptist faith.

She married Carl T. Moore on Dec. 24, 1929. He preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1981.

Moore was also preceded in death by one son, Mickey Moore.

Survivors include one daughter, Julia J. Wadkins, Drummond; six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Lillian Moore

Funeral services for Wewoka graduate Lillian Esther Moore, 82, are scheduled for noon Friday at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Rev. Clifton E. Broadous Sr. will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Temple and Son Funeral Directors Inc., Oklahoma City.

Moore died Monday, July 19, 1999 at a Shawnee Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 27, 1917 in Corinth, Miss., to Dave Henderson Jones and Mary Galloway.

Moore was a graduate of Douglas High School in Wewoka, and also from Nila Jewel’s Cosmotology School.

She joined the Union Missionary Baptist Church and worked in many of the church’s auxiliary organizations, and also Excelsior Federation Women’s Club in Shawnee and the Heroines of Jerico.

Moore was also employed with Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., from which she retired.

A foster mother, she had five foster children, Danny, Karen Adams, King David, Davetta and June Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.

Survivors include one daughter, Schelby Kay Carthen, of the home; four sisters, Barbara J. Maddox and Tommie L. Davis, Bakersfield, Calif., Ida Lewis, Detroit, Mich., and Marguerie Jones, Oklahoma City; one brother, William Henderson "W.H." Jones; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

2-11-99

PAID OBIT

 

Cecil Moore

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Cecil Allen Moore, 84, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield and Rev. Robert Hightower will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Moore died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Aug. 26, 1914 in Pawnee to G.W. and Josephine (Allen) Moore.

Moore moved to Seminole in 1929 from Pawnee.

A mechanic and cattle rancher, he was also a Baptist and Mason.

Moore was married to Uela (Arthur) Moore. She survives him, and resides in Lindsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Mike Moore, Howard Moore, and Lloyd Moore.

Other survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Flossie and Raymond Spoonemore, Nephews Arthur and Joan Moore, Lindsay, Cecil and Joann Spoonemore, Larry and Jeannie Spoonemore, all of Seminole; and numerous great and great-great-grandnieces and nephews and numerous friends.

Casket bearers are listed as Kenneth Lail, Ted North, Kevin Taylor, Ralph Bell, Wendell Woody and Jeff Cavett.

Honorary bearers are listed as Dale Gibson, Max Waller and Frank Hester.

2-5-99

David Moore

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident David C. Moore, 53, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Tulsa.

Burial and graveside services are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Moore died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at his home in Tulsa.

He was born Aug. 2, 1945 in Pryor to Chester and Ruby (Smith) Moore.

The family moved to Wewoka in 1947.

Moore served in the US Navy as a corpsman in Vietnam and was a graduate of East Central University.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1987 and his mother in 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Moore, Stillwater; one son, Brian Moore, Broken Arrow; three brothers, Billy Moore, Edmond, Don Moore and Jim Moore, both of Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home, Tulsa.

1-20-99

Maxine Moore

Funeral services for Seminole County native Maxine Abel Moore, 65, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Baptist Church.

Rev. Chuck Utsler will officiate at the service with Rev. Richards Stillwell assisting. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Moore died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born Aug. 12, 1933 in Seminole County to Jesse and Della (Barnes) Abel.

Moore attended Prairie Valley Schools and lived in Shawnee for most of her life.

She retired as a bank teller after more than 30 years of service, and was a member of Fairview Church.

She married Jerry W. Moore on June 8, 1952 at Fairview Baptist Church, Earlsboro. He survives her of the home.

Moore was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Betty Yvonne Abel; and one brother, Adrian Abel.

Other survivors include four daughters, Sally Odom and Kathy Shropshire, both of Shawnee, Sue Moore, Dallas, Texas, and Lisa Sims, Norman; two brothers, O.K. Abel, Shawnee and Jesse Abel, Odessa, Texas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family requests that memorials be made to Fairview Baptist Church building fund, or Hospice of Shawnee.

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Capitolia Moran

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Capitolia (Skillern) Moran, 83, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside committal is planned for 2 p.m. at Coleman Cemetery, in Coleman.

Moran died Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California.

She was born Aug. 13, 1915 in Milburn to Jefferson Otis and Essie (Quaid) Skillern.

A teacher, Moran retired after 42 years, 40 of those teaching in Seminole County.

She was a member of DAR and the Retired Teachers Association.

She married Howard Wilson Moran on Dec. 26, 1937 in Milburn. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1968.

Moran was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

Survivors are one son, Howard Wilson Moran Jr., Huntsville, Texas; one daughter, Tanya Chen, La Jolla, Calif.; one sister, Eudean Beebe, Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Honorary casket bearers are listed as Kent Beebe, Pat Moran, Robert Reed, Steve Adams, George Beebe, Cameron Chen and James Beebe.

Ora Moreland

Ora R. Moreland, better know as "Mema," began life on Feb. 10, 1936 and left many loved ones on Sept. 30, 1999.

After a lengthy illness, Mema passed on at Presbyterian Hospital at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Mema was preceded in death by her mother and father, four brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandchild.

Survivors are her husband, "Porky" Jack Moreland, daughter Valerie Allen, grandson Patrick Green and her dog, Poo, of the home; her children, Robert and Paula Pierson, Oklahoma City, Samuel and Debbie Pierson, Midwest City, David and Charlotte Pierson, Meeker, Pamela and Michael Currie, Germany, James and Nita Moreland, New Lima, Linda VanZant, Wolf, Dennis Voelker, Seminole, Ray and Helen Harris, Valiant, Jeff Meeks, New Lima, Mark and Glenda Sanders, Maud, C.J. and Serena Vigil, Seminole, and 38 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Mema will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a bright ray of sunshine in everyone’s lives.

There wasn’t a person - man, woman or child - that Mema met that she didn’t consider her own child, grandchild or great-grandchild.

There will be a gathering at noon on Saturday at Porky and Ora’s house. After the gathering, everyone is welcome to follow the family to Blue River for a final goodbye to a "wonderful" wife, mother, mema and great-mema.

 

 

3-10-99

Algernon Morgan Sr.

Funeral services for Konawa resident Algernon G. Morgan Sr. 67, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at High Springs Church.

Rev. Don Factor will officiate the services. Burial will follow at High Springs Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Chapel, Wewoka. Procession to High Springs Church will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Morgan died Monday, March 8, 1999 at his home in Konawa.

He was born Nov. 27, 1931 to John and Minerva Morgan in Sasakwa.

Morgan was raised and attended Sasakwa schools. He was baptized at Springfield Methodist Church, Okemah in 1950.

He was in the army and served in the Korean War.

Morgan married Irene Berryhill on Nov. 14, 1950 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents in 1951, and one son David Lee Morgan in 1983.

Other survivors include children Malcolm Morgan, Konawa, Alta Geneice Morgan, Tulsa, Phealan Perry Morgan, Las Vegas, Nev., Alvena Ayala, Guthrie, Algernon G. Morgan Jr., Shawnee, Richard Dion Morgan, Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Willette Walker, Ada; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Larry Tiger, Christopher Tiger, Douglas Worchester, Hobbie Carpitcher, Hondo Carpitcher and Prentice Tiger.

Honorary pallbearer will be Wendell Williams.

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John Morgan

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident John Douglas Morgan, 79, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church.

Revs. Robert Cocke and David Karges will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Morgan died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born July 23, 1920 in Konawa to John Sylvester and Matilda Elizabeth (Gist) Morgan.

He moved to Seminole 51 years ago from Konawa.

A veteran, he served as a staff sergeant in the US Army.

Morgan was employed as a parts manager for Cornelison Engine Maintenance.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 204, and the Methodist Church.

He married Ruby (Gammon) Morgan on Dec. 3, 1941 in Baird, Texas. She survives him of the home.

Morgan was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl Gist Morgan.

Other survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Jenny Morgan, Seminole; one daughter, Paula Faught, Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, Paul N. Morgan, Little Rock, Ark.; five grandchildren, Sean Morgan, Chris Morgan, Matt Morgan and Andy Faught; and three great-grandchildren, Mason Morgan, Kali Sledge and Emily Sledge.

Casket bearers are listed as Sean Morgan, Chris Morgan, Andy Faught, Matt Morgan, Jeff Morgan and Charles Carpenter.

Honorary bearers include Leon Freeman, Claude Cornelison, Jim Whitt, Gib Foster, A.C. Bundy and American Legion Post #204.

 

 

 

 

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Dorothy Morris

Funeral services for Konawa resident Dorothy Helen Morris, 76, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Pastor David Fry will officiate at the services. Interment slated to follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Morris died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 in Ada.

She was born July 20, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. To Josephine and Arthur Eastman.

A registered nurse, Morris served in the United States Air Force, where she was a Lieutenant, and stationed in Japan.

She had lived in the Konawa area since 1969.

She was married to Herbert A. Morris on Oct. 2, 1954. He survives her of the home.

Morris is also survives by one son, Philip E. Morris, Ada; three daughters, Jamie Orsburn, Wewoka, Sonja Atkison and Carol Tidwell, both of Ada; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Herbert Morris

 

Graveside services for Konawa resident Herbert Amber Morris, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada.

Pastor David Fry will officiate the service under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home of Konawa.

Morris died Tuesday Dec. 14, 1999 in Konawa.

He was born in Caney on Feb. 19, 1919 to James Yancey Morris and Maggie Morris.

Morris married Dorothy H. Morris in Reno, Nev. on Oct. 2, 1954.

She preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 1999.

He worked as a carpenter and building contractor and lived in Konawa for the last 30 years.

Morris was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

Morris is also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by one son, Phillip E. Morris, Ada; three daughters, Sonja Atkeson and Carol Tidwell both of Ada and Jamie Orsborn, Wewoka; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

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Jude Morris

Word was just received of the death of former Wewoka resident Jude Morris, 85, in Dallas, Texas.

Funeral services for Morris were held at Danville Cemetery in Kilgore, Texas, with Rev. David Hampton officiating.

Morris died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999.

He was born July 11, 1914 in Williford, Ark, to Emanuel and Tina Morris.

A veteran, he served in the US Army during World War II.

Morris was a member of the Baptist Church.

During his years in Wewoka, Morris was employed with Norton Forsee Chevrolet and Cadillac Agency.

Survivors include his wife, Freda Morris, Dallas; one daughter, Peggy Ladd, Richardson, Texas; one sister, Pearl Rader, Golliad, Texas; and two grandsons.

Loretta Morris

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Loretta M. Morris, 64, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Rev. Charles Harelson officiated at the service. Interment will follow at Bearden Cemetery.

Morris died Sunday, July 4, 1999 in the Colonial Park Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 22, 1934 in Kelleyville to Albert and Annie (Cherry) Peepers.

A Seminole resident since 1956, Morris had worked as a cook in several local restaurants.

She married Jo Bill Morris in 1973 in Ada. He survives her of the home.

Morris was preceded in death by one sister, Dean Hasbell Peace, and three half-brothers.

Other survivors include two sons, Joe Dell Peepers, Wolf, and Alvin Ray Tatum, Okemah; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

2-2-99

B.F. Morris Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident B.F. Morris Jr., 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Rev. Andrew Estep will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Morris died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 in Sulphur.

He was born March 5, 1922 in Bearden to Ben F. and Beryl Dunn Morris.

A veteran, he served in the US Army Air Force during World War II.

Morris retired from Oklahoma Natural Gas after 37 years of service, and was a member of the IOOF Lodge in Okemah.

He married Grace Marie Morphis on March 11, 1944 in Okemah.

Survivors include one son, Wayne Morris, Bearden; two daughters, Pat Cheek and Aldean Nichols, both of Okemah; three brothers, Bill Morris, Cromwell, Ralph Morris, Odessa, Texas, and Frank Morris, Okemah; four sisters, Binine Alcorn, Woodlake, Calif., Eva Grace, Holdenville, Jessie Phillips Cromwell, and Vera Desjarlais, Fletcher; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

PAID OBIT

2-9-99

Violet Morris

Funeral services were set for longtime Seminole resident, Violet Gertrude Morris, 81, for today at the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Kelvin Moseley officiated at the service.

Interment was scheduled at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home. She died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at the Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born Feb. 16, 1917 in Missouri to Grace G. (Bracken) and George Oliver Franklin.

Morris retired in 1989 from Mistletoe Express and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

She married Marvin C. "Cub" Morris on Aug. 21, 1947 in Bentonville, Ark. He survives her of the home.

Morris was preceded in death by her parents; grandson Shawn Meyers; sisters Vivian Carpenter, Virginia Hack, Don Franklin and Ethel Franklin.

Other survivors include: son, Terry Morris and wife, Nancy of Shawnee; daughter Nancy Myers and husband, Leonard, of Moore; two brothers, Vernon Franklin and wife, Becky, of OKC, and Dave Farrier and wife, Donna, of Lawrence, Kan.

Also surviving Morris are: two sisters, Verna May Matthews and husband, Winford, of Seminole, and Veva Nelson and husband, Joe, of Prague; five grandchildren, Tony Myers, damon Myers, Kendal Myers, April Morris and Brandi Morris; and one great-grandchild Amanda Meyers.

2-21-99

 

Danna Morrison

Funeral services for Danna Dezzel Morrison, 87, sister to Wewoka residents, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Capital Heights Baptist Church, Holdenville.

Rev. Wade Scott and Rev. Dennis Tate will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Visitation began Saturday at Stout, and will continue Sunday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Morrison died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 16, 1911 in Marietta to Beula (Smith) and Claude William Bradley.

Morrison was reared in Marietta and Holdenville, and was an active member of Capital Heights Baptist Church.

She was married to Murphy Morrison; he preceded her in death in August of 1978.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Turner, Ada; one son, Tom Morrison, Muskogee; four sisters, Naomia Stafford, Wewoka, Bessie Rush, Fresno, Calif., Velma Brill and Lennie McMichael, both of Holdenville; one brother, William L. Bradley, Wewoka; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Ron Stafford, Tom Morrison, Gene Thompson, Tim Thompson, Claude Rush and Ralph Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers are Hayes Stafford, Clifton Houser, Oliver Brinley, Clyde Kelley, Calvin May, Bill Bradley, Buster Morrison and Robert McMichael.

1-15-99

Neal Moyer

Funeral services for Seminole resident Neal A. Moyer, 74, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Moyer died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City.

He was born June 29, 1924 in Oklahoma City to Raymond Hubert and Pauline (Judkins) Moyer.

He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1942.

A veteran, Moyer served in the US Army in Europe from 1943-1945 in the Aircorp.

He retired from Sun Oil Company after 42 years of employment.

Moyer was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was a 32 degree Mason.

He married Anna Bell Anthony on Dec. 24, 1941 in Letha; she survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father, one son, Neal R. Moyer, and one grandson, J.T. Moyer.

Other survivors include his mother, of Ponca City; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Andy Moyer, Seminole; one sister, Barbara Ennis, Ponca City; six grandchildren, Blaine, Rebecca, Brandon, Russell, Pat and Bob; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Casket bearers include his grandsons, and Ryan Hallum.

5-9-99

Gerald Mullen

Graveside services for Seminole County resident Gerald Dewayne Mullen, 35, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wolf Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Interment will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mullen died Friday, May 7, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 12, 1963 in Seminole to Gerald Eugene Mullen and Gladys (Richards) Mullen.

Mullen lived in the Seminole area all of his life. He was disabled.

Mullen was preceded in death by his father in 1985.

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Mullen and two sisters, Teresa Anson and Melissa Marquis, all of Wolf.

 

1-31-99

Frank Mushinski

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Frank Joseph Mushinski, 88, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B., will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mushinski died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in Monroe, La.

He was born May 18, 1910 in Mizerka, Poland to Stella and Peter Mushinski, and came to America in Feb., 1913, where the family settled in Hainesport, N.J.

A veteran, he served in the United States military during World War II, seeing action in the Pacific and European Theaters, and was at Pearl Harbor during the bombing.

Mushinski achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and won numerous medals of honor.

After his retirement in 1977, he moved to Oklahoma, and had lived in Sulphur, Norman and Seminole.

He married Imogene Brown on March 30, 1944. She survives him of the home.

Mushinski was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Henry, Murph, Charlie, Walt and Joe; and sister Stella.

Other survivors include sons Frank Mushinski, Bastrop, La., Stan Mushinski, Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Ken Mushinski, Wrightstown, N.J.; daughters Jackie McKinny, Oklahoma City, Pat, Elon College, N.C., and Chris, Moore.

Also surviving him are 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers are listed as Richard Mushinski, Robert Tilts, Frank Mushinski, Kevin Brooks, William Downs and Daniel Harpster.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

5-16-99

Rinda Myers

KONAWA — Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Rinda (Duck) Myers, 67, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Rev. Mike Taylor, Myers’ cousin, will officiate at the service.

Myers died Thursday, May 13 at her home in Sulphur.

She was born March 29, 1932 in St. Louis to James R. Duck and Ruby (Taylor) Duck.

Duck graduated from Maud High School and on June 9, 1951 married Richard E. "Gene" Myers in Ada; he survives her of the home.

She retired from Halliburton Company, Duncan, after 31 years of service, and was a member of First Christian Church of Sulphur.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kristi Ann Wells, Pensacola, Fla. And a son, Richard K. Myers, Henryetta; one sister, Sally Bridwell, Worland, Wyo.; and four grandchildren.

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Genevieve Nall

Graveside funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Genevieve (Hickman) Nall, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Dr. James D. Sill Sr. will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nall died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999 at her home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1909 in Chandler to Lewis and Myrtle (Lightfoot) Hickman.

Nall was employed with Douglas Aircraft and City Service Oil Company, and had lived in Seminole County for the past 70 years.

A member of First Christian Church, she was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and the first Ladies Golf Association established in Seminole.

She was married to N.H. "Buck" Nall on Aug. 25, 1931 in Holdenville. He survives her of the home.

Nall was preceded in death by her parents.

She was also survived by one brother, O.H. Hickman of Shawnee.

07-02-99

Velma Napoleon

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Velma Napoleon, 82, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church.

Rev. Michael B. Williams will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Napoleon died Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born Aug. 25, 1916 in Mississippi.

A homemaker, Napoleon was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

She married Fred Napoleon in 1932 in Boley. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1992.

Also preceding her was one son, Fred Napoleon Jr.

Survivors include six sons, Spencer Napoleon, Madera, Calif., John Napoleon and Alvin Napoleon, both of Kansas City, Kan., Bobby Napoleon, Shawnee, Theodore Napoleon, San Jose, Calif., and Willie Napoleon, Holdenville; and daughters, Letha Rivers, Tecumseh, Helen Hall, Oklahoma City, Eudell Napoleon, Shawnee, Hazel Keesee, New Lima, Wyomia Reeves, Shawnee, Ernestine Gordon, Wewoka and Debra Teal, Shawnee.

Other survivors include two brothers, Joe Tallie, Shawnee, and Lee Tallie, Iowa; one sister, Mae Norman, Earlsboro; 47 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as grandsons, Antonio Napoleon, Leonard Rivers, Willie Napoleon Jr., Antwan Teal, Leon Mitchell and Matthew Mitchell.

Her sons will serve as honorary bearers.

 

Aug. 18, 1999

 

Earl Neel

 

 

 

Funeral services for Seminole resident Earl Wayne Neel, 62, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Twin Oak Baptist Church.

Rev. Bill Servanti will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Neel died this morning at his home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1937 in Seminole to Wayne W. and Pearl Violet (Stutz) Neel.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1955.

For 25 years, Neel worked as an office clerk for the Rock Island Railroad, then worked eight years for Katy railroad, and seven years for Union Pacific Railroad before retiring in 1996.

Neel was also a rancher.

He was a member of the Twin Oak Baptist Church in Seminole, where he served as a deacon and the men’s Sunday School teacher for many years.

Neel married Julia Margaret Peschl on Oct. 26, 1958 in Oklahoma City. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and LaDonna Neel, Seminole; two daughters, Winona "Diane" Neel and Theresa Ann Neel, both of the home; one sister, Juanita Jean Cumpton, Seminole; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Kirsten Neel, Seminole.

Casket bearers are listed as John Lovelady, Tommie Rammage, Junior Evans, Doc Duvall, Gary Seale and Bill Register.

Honorary bearers include Leon Williams, Joe Thomas, Audie Holbert, Frank Hester, Al Curb, Sonny Simmons, Henry Baxter and the men of Twin Oak Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Twin Oak Baptist Church, Rt. 3 Box 77A, Seminole, Okla., 74868.

 

 

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Dwight Neeley

Funeral services for Seminole native Dwight Sterling Neeley, 59, were held Monday at North Colonial Chapel of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary, Oklahoma City.

Neeley died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 at his Oklahoma City home.

He was born Jan. 27, 1940 to Sterling and Bernice Neeley. He had lived in the Oklahoma City area for the past 40 years.

Neeley was a transportation specialist, and served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

He was a member of the Christian Church.

Survivors includes his mother; one son, Wise Sterling Neeley; one daughter, Michelle Smith; one sister, Maurine Williams.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.

 

 

 

1-19-98

Florence Nelson

Funeral services for Florence Sophia (Moore) Nelson, 97, Lawton, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at First Baptist Church, Seminole.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate. The family will receive visitors Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. James Watson officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nelson died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999 after a sudden illness while living in a retirement center in Lawton.

She was born Jan. 15, 1902 in Sanger, Texas to Seth Spencer and Janetta K. (Mathews) Moore.

Her family moved to Tishomingo in 1904, where she was raised and graduated from high school with a two-year teaching certificate in 1921.

Nelson received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1942, and did post-graduate work at the University of Southern California.

She enjoyed traveling and studied in many countries, including the Holy Land, all the large cities of Europe, the Scandinavian countries, China, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

Nelson taught in various towns and communities in the state including Milburn, Carr City and Miami.

She retired in 1966 after 45 years of teaching, her last 23 years at Seminole High School.

Many students passed through her tenth grade English class; she remembered most of them and most have fond memories of her.

In January 1927, she married Leonard F. "Lynn" Nelson in Atoka; he preceded her in death in 1979.

Nelson had an active and full life. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, Seminole; was involved in the Seminole County Retired Teachers Association, General Federated Women’s Clubs and past member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Eastern Star.

She enjoyed many trips ;with her church and various civic groups.

She moved to Lawton in 1996 to be near her niece, Jerry Sue (Marshall) Sellars and her husband, Larry.

Other survivors include three nieces, Janet (Marshall) Stathos and her husband, Sam, Oklahoma City, Evelyn Moore, Norman and Mary Ann Rowe, Tulsa; three nephews, Jack Moore, San Diego, Calif., Charles Ray, Seminole and Billy Ray, Houston, Texas; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

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James Newby

Graveside services for former Seminole resident James Newby, 64, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary, Oklahoma City.

Newby died Tuesday, March 30, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 16, 1934 in St. Louis, Oklahoma to C.J. and Willie Lea (Green) Newby.

He worked as a derrick man in the oil fields.

Survivors include one brother, Charles Newby, Bonham, Texas; one half-brother, Bob Hutchinson, Lake Charles, La.; and one half-sister, Anita McDonald, Tulsa.

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Elizabeth Newell

Funeral services for Elizabeth E. Newell, 92, Shawnee resident who attends church in Seminole, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gaskill0Owens Funeral Home Chapel.

Ministers Truman Teel, Gary Jones, and Ray Newell will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Newell died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at a Shawnee Nursing Home.

She was born March 8, 1907 in Shawnee, I.T. to Daniel Moore and Flora Anna Allison Sealock.

Newell attended Shawnee schools and was a lifelong resident of Shawnee.

A homemaker, she attended the Walnut Street Church of Christ, Seminole.

She married Joe Newell on Jan. 17, 1927 in Shawnee. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, three sisters and her parents.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Newell, Shawnee, Harold Newell, Wheatridge, Colo.; two daughters, Dolores Denson, Earlsboro and Anne Haskew, Lyons, Colo.; one sister, Lillian Norman; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Hazel Nichols

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Hazel Nichols, 96, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nichols died Monday, July 5, 1999 at Seminole Estates Care Center.

She was born April 11, 1903 in Cherokee, Ark. to Daniel Jackson and Sarah Elizabeth (Rollar) Foster.

A homemaker, Nichols moved to Seminole 74 years ago from Locust Grove.

She married Robert Earl Nichols on May 30, 1925 in Wagoner. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1976.

Nichols was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.

Her son, Gene Nichols of Seminole, survives her.

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Jimmie Noon

Funeral services for lifelong Cromwell resident Jimmie Palmer Noon, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church, south of Cromwell.

Rev. Fred Lindsey will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Little Quarsarty Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Stout Chapel. He will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday.

Noon died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999.

He was born April 1, 1908 in Seminole County to Wally Noon and Louisa Bender.

Noon was raised in Seminole County, attending Sam School. He began working at an early age to help with the family.

He moved to Okfuskee County area for several years before moving back to Cromwell.

Noon married Susie Brunner in the early 1930’s; she preceded him in death in October, 1953.

He then married Rosie Noon in the 1950’s; she preceded him in death in January, 1975.

Noon was also preceded in death by two sons, Wally Noon in October, 1937, and Clarence Noon in June, 1937.

Survivors include one son, Amos Noon, Denver, Colo.; one brother, Louis Chupco, Wewoka; two sisters, Nancy Marshall, Cromwell and Annie Hale, Wewoka; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Junior Deere, Andy Lindsey, Tom Lindsey, Bobby Dale Russell and Thomas Harjo.

12-21

Bernice Norwood Jr.

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Bernice Norwood Jr., 67, were held this morning at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship Church in Lawrence, Kan.

His wife, Leverne will officiate at the services. Interment will follow under the direction of Rumsey Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, Kan.

Norwood died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 30, 1932 in Clearview to Evolue and Rev. Bernice Norwood Sr.

Raised in Wewoka, he attended Douglass Grade School, Page Junior High and graduated from Douglass High School.

Norwood enlisted in the US Air Force in May, 1949 and was given an honorable discharge in 1953.

An ordained minister, served for the state of Kansas and retired after 30 years. He served on many boards while in Kansas.

Norwood returned to Wewoka in July to celebrate his 50th high school reunion, and was the guest speaker and soloist.

He married Leverne Evans on Aug. 28, 1965. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include three sons, Bernice Norwood III., Fort Worth, Texas, Michael Norwood and Ernie Norwood, both of Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Lucrecia Berry, Wichita, Kan., Bridgett Moore, Lawrence, Kan., Tracie Snowton, Paris, Texas and Michelle High, Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Lafayette Norwood and Gerald Norwood, both of Wichita; and one sister, Arvilla Talvert, Wichita; and 12 grandchildren.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bernie Norwood Scholarship Fund for Higher Education, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, Kan., 66044.

Johnny Notah

Memorial services for Wewoka resident Johnny Notah, 79, are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Chapel.

Wake services are set for 6:30 p.m. this evening at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Notah died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999.

He was born Aug. 20, 1919 in Black Hat, N.M. to Tsehe and Julia Notah.

Notah was a member of the Navaho tribe, and attended Ganado Indian School in Ganado, Ariz.

A veteran, he served inn the US Army Air Corps at North Africa during World War II.

Notah had been a resident of Wewoka since 1946, and was a member of the Spring Church in Sasakwa.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Notah Jr., Ronald Notah and Anthony C. Notah Sr.; six brothers, Sammy, Timothy, Bobby, David, Thomas and Kenneth Notah; two sisters, Anna Ruth Sanderson and Esther Dawes; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

10-21

Dennis Null

CHICKASHA - Funeral services for Dennis L. Null, 72, brother of Seminole resident Betty Lou Williams, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel.

Charles Roberts will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Ninnekah Cemetery.

Null died Wednesday, Oct. 20 1999 at his home in Chickasha.

He was born Nov. 9, 1926 in Ninnekah to Levi and Grace McLain Null.

He grew up in Ninnekah and graduated from high school there.

Null became employed with the Oklahoma National Bank and Trust in Chickasha at an early age, and worked there for over 30 years.

He retired from the bank in 1978, working for several years in his own business.

Null was a member of the Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, Billy Null.

Survivors include one sister, Betty Lou Williams, Seminole; two nieces four nephews and one sister-in-law.

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PAID OBIT

Maude Null

Graveside services for Seminole resident Maude Null, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Cal Hunter will officiate at the service. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Null died Friday, July 2, 1999 at Golden Rule Nursing Home in Shawnee.

She was born March 8, 1911 in Commanche County, Texas to Lon and Lena Mae (Howell) Gowdy.

A homemaker, she was a Southern Baptist by faith, and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

She married Bernie Null on Jan. 10, 1933 in Drumright. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1988.

Null was also preceded in death by one grandson, Ricky Null.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Jenny Null, Seminole, and Bill and Pat Null, Mustang; one brother, Hershel Gowdy, Tucson, Ariz.

Other survivors include one brother, Hershel Gowdy, Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Teresa and Dale DeBord, Brent and Aimee Null, Rita and Kelly Casey and Debbie and Eric Whitt; and eight great-grandchildren, Cory Lemley, Jayson, DeBord, Andy DeBord, Britni Null, Cailee Null, Braden Null, Caleb Whitt and Trent Casey.

 

 

 

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Billy Null

Funeral services for Billy Marion Null, 74, brother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Clements-Wilcox Chapel in Marble Falls, Texas.

Rev. Richard Young and Rusty Freeman will officiate at the service.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Ninnekah Cemetery, Ninnekah, Oklahoma.

Null was born Dec. 16, 1924 in Ninnekah to Levi Archie and Minnie Grace McLain Null.

He graduated from Ninnekah High School in 1942, where he had been an all star basketball player for three years.

A veteran, Null was drafted and entered military service at Ft. Sill in 1942. He attended Cadet and flight school at STSTC, San Marcos, Texas, and was transferred to England, where he was in charge of repairing B17’s and B24’s and fighters.

He was discharged from the Air Force in 1947.

Null married Helen Lounette Frye Dec. 21, 1945 in Greensboro, N.C.

He lived and worked in Wichita, Kan., Greensboro, and Ninnekah before taking a job with Sun Oil Company in April, 1951, at Camp Sun Field, Starr County, Texas.

After transferring to different parts of the world, Null retired in 1985 as began working as a roustabout and was an engineer tech when he retired again.

He continued to work as a consultant and inspector in the oil industry until 1992.

Null is survived by one brother, Dennis Lee Null, one sister, Betty Lou Williams, Seminole; one son, Dennis Arnold Null; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

 

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Claudia Nurse

Funeral services for Seminole resident Claudia Marie Nurse, 87, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Brother Bill Burns and Harvey Speer will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Nurse died Saturday, April 17, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 10, 1911 in Alma to Elbert C. and Addie Pearl (Daugherty) Smart.

She lived in Seminole on and off since moving here from Borger, Texas in 1942.

Nurse was a member of the Seminole Full Gospel Church, and was engaged in several businesses with her husband, and also was employed by Modern Oil Company, from which she retired in 1992 at the age of 80.

She married Melvin F. Nurse on July 10, 1927 in Panhandle Texas. He preceded her in death.

Nurse was also preceded in death by her parents, a baby brother and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores and Harold Theus, Yukon, and Doris and Jack Smith, Eufaula; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Winnie and Odes Williams, Seminole and Wanda and Bill Holder, Jonesboro; and five grandchildren, Terry Drew, Little Rock, Ark., Clipper Drumm, Oklahoma City, Christ Crenshaw, Calvin, Craig Crenshaw, Choctaw, and Clay Crenshaw, Perkins.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy may be made to the Seminole Full Gospel Church Building Fund, in care of Brother Bill Burns, Route 2, Konawa, Okla., 74849.

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Kathryn Odom

Funeral services for Konawa resident Kathryn Lee Odom, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Odom died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999 in Konawa.

She was born Dec. 12, 1919 in Sasakwa to Betty and Adam Jones.

A retired electronics worker, Odom moved from Purcell to Konawa 14 years ago and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Bette Crow, Mangum; two sisters, Francis Babb, Konawa and Dixie Clayton, Oklahoma City; and two grandsons.

 

1-31-99

Rev. Fred Orsburn

Funeral services for Seminole resident and former area evangelist Rev. Fred Orsburn, 84, were held Saturday at Harvestime Tabernacle, Holdenville.

Rev. Richard Turner officiated at the service. Interment followed at Yeager Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Orsburn died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 10, 1915 in Francis to Monroe and Emmer (Meeks) Orsburn.

Reared in Holdenville, he attended Pecan Grove Schools.

Orsburn drove a truck for Lenhart Lumber for several years before moving to Bell Gardens, Calif., and continued truck driving for Winholt Lumber.

He returned to the Holdenville area in August, 1980 and moved to Pioneer Nursing Home in December, 1995.

Orsburn was an evangelist in the Full Gospel Church, and held revivals all over Oklahoma.

He was married to Lois Trammel on Sept. 18, 1944 in Norman. She survives him of the home.

Orsburn was preceded in death by one son, Stephen, one daughter, Dorothy Jean and one brother, Ray.

Other survivors includes two sons, Kenneth Orsburn, Locust Grove, and Michael Orsburn, Holdenville; four daughters, Lana Iverson, Midwest City, Sharon Whitlock, Seminole, Shirley Watson, Seminole and Vicki Woods, Prague.

Also surviving him are two brothers, Linzy Orsburn, Arkansas and Lee Henderson, Edmond; one sister, Wilma Coppedge, Locust Grove; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Daryl Orsburn, Brian Orsburn, Daniel Iverson, Larry Whitlock Jr., Jimmy Whitlock, Mickey Woods and Jachin Woods.

 

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Jim Osborn

In loving memory of Jim Osborn

Jim passed away Nov. 19, 1999 in Bakersfield, Calif.

He was survived by his wife, Marie Osborn; his daughters, Vickie Osborn of Seminole, Jackie and Richard Underwood of Bakersfield; his grandchildren, Casey and Jamie Underwood, Bakersfield; brothers Donald Osborn of Wright City, and Warren Osborn, Miami; sisters Juvy Hathaway, Nebraska, Opal Poole, Quapaw and Shirley Johnson, Texas.

He was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers and a granddaughter.

Jim was the past owner of Osborn Oilfield Construction in Seminole

Jim was a lifetime member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.

He enjoyed family, friends, team roping and golf.

He will be greatly missed.

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Annika Osborne

Funeral services for Annika Makayla Osborne, three weeks old, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Stout Chapel, Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery.

Osborne died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 in Nashville, Tenn.

She was born March 20, 1999 in Chattanooga, Tenn to Veronica and Marvin Osborne, Jr.

Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Codhea and Shayla Osborne, Chattanooga; one brother, Charles Osborne, Chattanooga; grandparents, Marvin and Beatrice Osborne, Wewoka, and Rev. Louis and Betty Coley, Augusta, Ga.; and great-grandparents, Lucille Hardin, Wewoka, Olivia Osborne, Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. Waddell Collins, Little Rock, Ark., and Louis Coley Sr., Little Rock.

3-11-99

Harper Osborne

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Harper L. Osborne, 87, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. C. Provost III of Middlecreek Baptist Church will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Osborne died Monday, March 8, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Home.

He was born April 9, 1911 in Hazel, and lived in Sasakwa for 87 years.

Osborne was employed by Ada Brick Plant until his retirement. He was affiliated with the Seminole Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Elzora Osborne, Wewoka and Maxcine Bruner, Sasakwa; four sons, Harry Lee Osborne, Spencer, Harper Osborne Jr., Boley, Morris Osborne, Oklahoma City, and William Osborne, San Jose; one sister, Madge Grayson, Oklahoma City; 26 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Richard ‘Kent’ Ott

Graveside services for former Cromwell resident Richard "Kent" Ott, 48, are scheduled for 11 a.m. at Butner Cemetery.

Rev. Delmar Hume will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Ott died Saturday, April 24, 1999 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

He was born Oct. 27, 1950 in Guymon to Dr. Bill and Mable Ott.

Ott graduated from Overton High School in Texas, and attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and from Kilgore Police Academy.

He served as a law enforcement officer in Kilgore, and also for the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department.

A news personality, Ott also worked in television and several radio stations, and was well known for his Sunday morning Gospel program.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kilgore and the Lubbock Scottish Rite.

Ott was preceded in death by his grandparents, Loy and Thelma Ott and Esther Menefee.

Survivors include his parents, of Lubbock; one son, Derrick Loy Ott, Lubbock; and one daughter, Pamela Kaye Ott, also of Lubbock.

12-8-99

James Otterman

Funeral services for Seminole resident, James "Jimmy" Otterman Jr., 20, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Doc Webber will officiate the services.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty, Mo., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Otterman died Tuesday, dec. 7, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born on July 27, 1979 in North Kansas City, Mo., to Carolyn Joyce Webber. His mother survives him of the home in Seminole.

Otterman graduated from North Kansas City High School in Liberty, Mo., in 1998. He was involved in the Special Olympics and Concern Care Organization.

He moved to Seminole in the summer of 1998.

Other survivors include two brothers, Scott Roberson, Corpus Christi, Texas and Jehromy Otterman, Seminole; and two sisters, Karralena Kelly and Katrese Roberson, both of Liberty, Mo.

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Henry Owen

Graveside services for Maud resident Henry C. Owen, 56, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cummings Cemetery.

Daryl Householder will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home, Maud.

Owen died Saturday, June 5, 1999 at his home.

He was born April 18, 1943 in Okmulgee to Bill and Bessie Owen.

He had moved to Maud five years ago from Okmulgee.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl Owen.

Survivors include one son, William Owen, Ohio; one daughter, Lyda Owen, Florida; three sisters, Alice Householder, Maud, Pearl Owen, Oklahoma City and Florence Householder, Oregon; and one brother, Glenn Owen, Okmulgee.

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Dorothy "Memaw" Padgett

Funeral services for Dorothy Nell Padgett, 83, mother of former Seminole businessman Charles Padgett, were held today at Mills Funeral Home Chapel, McAlester.

Rev. Jack Shamburger officiated at the services. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Mills Funeral Home, McAlester.

Padgett died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999 at McAlester Regional Hospital.

She was born Aug. 2, 1916 in Greenville, Ken. To Walter and Melissa Lewis Tate.

Growing up in Kentucky, Padgett graduated from college there.

She taught grade school for several years, and married C. Ward Padgett in Kentucky on Oct. 12, 1940.

They continued to live in Kentucky until 1951 when they moved to Zeigler, Ill., where Mr. Padgett continued in the Coal Mining Industry.

In 1960, the family moved to McAlester, where Mr. Padgett joined the Love Star Steel Company, and later Chief Mine Inspector for the State of Oklahoma.

A homemaker, Padgett was a member of the First Baptist Church of McAlester since 1960.

Padgett was preceded in death by her husband, in 1983; her parents, and one great-grandson, Gage Kelly, in 1994..

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Pat Padgett, Norman; one daughter and son-in-law, Venetta and Tom Welsh, McAlester; one granddaughter and her husband, Kari and Jay Kelly, Oklahoma City; one grandson, Bradley Welsh, Tulsa; three great-granddaughters, Katelyn, Madison and Kristian Kelly, all of Oklahoma City; several nieces and nephew in other states and a host of friends and caretakers at Mitchell Convalescent Center, where she had resided for the past 12 ½ years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pallbearers were Kay Dotson, George Higdon, Jay Kelly, Dr. F. E. Smith, Fred Slayton and Jack Southard.

10-18

Elizabeth Page

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Elizabeth Alice Page, 84, were held Tuesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Robert Thornbrough officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Page died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1915 in Missouri to Joseph Price Dodd and Christina Melvera (Casteel) Dodd.

A homemaker, Page was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs.

She was married to William Eldridge Page on July 9, 1937. He preceded her in death in March, 1967.

Page was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two brothers, Joseph S. Dodd, Ratliff City, and James Hubert Dodd, Wapanucka.

 

10/7/99

Mikki Park

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mikki Park, 54, were held Monday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Rev. Johnny Chesser officiated at the service.

Park died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999.

She was born June 17, 1945 in Ada to Robert and Rose Marie Rogers.

Parks was raised in the Ada and Shawnee area and attended Shawnee schools.

She was married to Kenneth Ray Park, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Purvis, Wewoka; her fiancé, Bob Heltzel, Tecumseh; two brothers Jim Rogers and Dale Rogers, both of Shawnee; two sisters, Loraine Newell, Wylie, Texas and Darlene Rogers, Shawnee; stepdaughter, Debbie Robinson, Grapevine, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Gary Parker

Funeral services for former Cromwell resident Gary Todd Parker, 32, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Chapel, Wewoka.

Del Cox will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Parker died March 12, 1999 in Haskell, Ok.

He was born December 6, 1966 in Eldorado, Kansas to Van and Claudene (Bleeker) Parker.

The family moved to Cromwell in 1973 where he attended Butner Schools.

Parker worked in the oilfield and made his home in Morris as a young man.

He married Cynthia Gray on March 8, 1990 in Broken Arrow. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include children, Anthony Parker, Shanna and Tillisha Gray, of the home; brothers, Greg Parker, Cromwell, Mark Parker, Morris, Kelly Parker, Morris; parents of Haskell (Bleeker) Parker, Haskell; grandmother, Myrtle Parker, Seminole; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Greg and Kelly Parker, Luther Wells, Terry and Jerry Ginn and Bryan Orman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark, Jarrod, Kevan and Stevan Parker.

David Parks

David Lee Parks departed this life into life eternal on July 16, 1999 at a Norman hospital after a lengthy illness.

Services will be at the Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel, 8805 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City, at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Ice and Rev. Terry Patterson.

David was born May 2, 1959 to Milton and Billie (Sibley) Parks in Odessa, Texas.

He lived off and on in Seminole during his life, graduating from Strother High School in 1979.

David was an honor student and active in sports and all activities in school.

For the last four years, he was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church in Norman. He was a devout worker and leaves a clear testimony of his faith to all who knew him, especially during his final days.

He had a sense of humor, even while he was ill.

David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Mary Sibley, Seminole, and M.H. and Evelyn Parks, Ardmore.

Survivors include his mother, Billie Parks, Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Milton and Michael, also of Indianapolis; his uncle and aunt, Glen and Towanda Young, Seminole, with whom he made his home during his youth; a niece, Tammy Parks and nephew, Matthew Parks, of Indianapolis; several other aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

 

 

2-21-99

Ola Parnell

Funeral services for Konawa area resident Ola Marie (Mullings) Parnell, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, St. Louis.

Rev. George Bone will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Parnell died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999 at Sunset Estates Care Center, Maud.

She was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Lindsay to Anna Pearl (Ellis) and Calvin Mullings.

Parnell worked as a home provider.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Carol Ann Armstrong.

Survivors include one daughter, Dianna L. Gay, Konawa; one son, Floyd Dale Gay, Missouri; two brothers, Orval Mullings, St. Louis and Alvin Mullings, Maud; one sister, Lanita Gallion, Tecumseh; and six grandchildren.

3-16-99

Linda Parsons

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Linda Mae (Bender) Parsons, 56, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church.

Services will be officiated by Revs. George Harjoche, Bill Savanti, Carl Whitfield, Kelvin Moseley and Steven Cline. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Parsons died Saturday, March 13, 1999 at Shawnee.

She was born Sept. 27, 1942 to Hattie Mae (Montgomery) and Herman Bender.

Parsons lived most of her life in Seminole, and retired in 1996 as an Indian Health Contract Supervisor.

She was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School secretary for several years, and was very active in the church.

Parsons had recently moved to Eureka Springs, Ark. from Seminole.

She also helped with the preservation of the Strothers Chapel.

She married Alfred Leroy Parson on Feb. 20, 1959 in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

Parsons was preceded in death by her father on April 7, 1980, and one son, Randy, in 1986.

Other survivors include her mother, of Seminole; one daughter, Janelle Moore, of Shawnee; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as John Henson, John Lovelady, Bruce Fields, Roy Taff, Woody Kinney and Ben Travis.

Honorary bearers include Tom Rammage, Frank Hester, Archie Buendia, Earl Neel, Ralph Bellamy, Virgil Pollak and Stanley Bumgarner.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.

2-21-99

P.K. ‘Pat’ Pattison

Graveside services for former Sasakwa resident P.K. "Pat" Pattison, 82, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Neal Cemetery, Eufaula.

Gene Cook, minister of Stidham Baptist Church, will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Pattison died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999 at Wellington Hills Nursing Home, Eufaula.

He was born July 4, 1916 on Walnut Creek near Prue to R.C. and Nettie (Severn) Pattison.

He attended school in Hominy.

Pattison moved to Sasakwa in 1946, and worked for Ashland Petroleum Co., and later was a partner with his nephew, Roy Parks, in P&P Oilfield Construction Company.

He entertained all over central Oklahoma during the 1950-60’s with his western band, Melody Rangers.

Pattison married Merle Collins on July 23, 1935 in Hominy. She survives him of the home.

Pattison and his wife enjoyed playing Santa and Mrs. Claus to children during their later years.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Teddy Pattison and Ivan "Jug" Pattison; his parents, five sisters, and two brothers.

Other survivors include one daughter, Teresa Browning, Holdenville; one son, K.C. "Butch" Pattison, Sasakwa; one sister, Lula Weir, Shawnee; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

10-20

Anna Patton

OKLAHOMA CITY - Graveside funeral services for Maud native Anna Mae (Peters) Patton, 87, were held today at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Smith and Kernke Funeral Home.

Patton died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 12, 1912 in Maud to John and Antonia Peters.

Patton was a graduate of East Central State Teachers College in Ada in May, 1935, and also received a lifetime certificate to teach home economics in Oklahoma public schools.

She lived in Stillwater until 1991, when she moved to Oklahoma City.

She was married to Ralph A. "Red" Patton on Jan. 4, 1937 in Hugo. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Patton was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Willie B. Peters, Anton H. Peters, John A. Peters, Carl F. Peters and Harry Peters; and one granddaughter.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Ann Cales, Oklahoma City; one son, Leroy James Patton, Oklahoma City; one brother, Jasper Peters, Phoenix, Arizona; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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Elbert "Pat" Paty Jr.

Funeral services for Seminole resident Elbert "Pat" E. Paty Jr., 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Marion Oden will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Paty died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999 at Veteran’s Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born May 13, 1929 in Vilonia, Ark. to Jack Paty and Ida Mae (Veneble) Paty Holt.

He had lived in Pauls Valley for a while before moving to Seminole, where he had lived for the past 20 years.

A veteran, Paty served in the United States Army.

He married Wanda Dean (Jordan Paty on March 26, 1979 in Ada; she preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1995.

Paty was also preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Roy N. Holt; one grandson in 1980 and an infant great-grandchild in 1989.

Survivors include three sons, Lindsey Paty, Pauls Valley, and Roy Adam Paty and Pat Paty, both of Wynnewood; one stepson, Odie Jordan, Seminole; four daughters, Linda Prestwich, Stratford, Brenda Lacquement, Pauls Valley, Nancy Maxwell and Twyla Beaver, both of Wynnewood; two stepdaughters, Cathy Hilton and Sue Holland, both of Seminole; one brother, James Paty, Conway, Ark.; one sister, Ruth Gitley, Vilonia, Ark; 30 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Brandon Paty, Matthew Lacquement, Lance Jordan, Erick Hilton, Les George, Kenny Long and Tommy Robertson.

 

 

 

10-19

 

Bridgette Payne

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Bridgette Payne, 8, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Rev. Darrell Witten will officiate at the service, assisted by Revs. Charlie Henthorne, Carl Hayes and Bob Payne.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Payne died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 in Konawa.

She was born Nov. 1, 1990 in Seminole to Susan and Leo Payne. They survive her of the home.

Other survivors include two sisters, Brittiny Payne and Kristeena Payne, both of the home; and grandparents, Goldie Payne, Konawa, and Doris and Athel Harris, Brooksville.

Pallbearers include Leon Payne, Marcus Harjo, Dean Payne and Jimmy Yelley.

Honorary bearers include Dean Payne Jr., Kevin Rosamond, Chris Edwards, Chris Burns, Jimmy Edwards and Shawn Edwards.

12-17

Frances Peacore

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Frances Marie (Miller) Peacore, 63, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Snake Creek Baptist Church.

Revs. Bill Hobia and T.J. Fixico will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Snake Creek Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Peacore will lie in state at the funeral chapel today, and a wake service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday.

Sunday services will begin at 4 p.m. at Snake Creek Baptist Church.

Peacore died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999 at an Oklahoma City hospital.

She was born Nov. 20, 1936 in Seminole County to Dixie Alex and Irene (Cornelius) Miller.

Peacore attended Strother School and Chilocco Indian School in Newkirk.

She had lived in Ridgecrest, Calif., for 18 years before moving to Shawnee, where she was a longtime resident.

A member of the Seminole Indian tribe, she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

She married Leon Joseph Peacore on March 6, 1959 in Shawnee. He survives her of their Shawnee home.

Peacore was preceded in death by her parents, one son, David Peacore, one brother, Billy Joe Miller, and one sister, Katherine Nina Miller.

Other survivors include two sons, Joaquin Miller and Randall Lee Peacore, both of Shawnee; two daughters, Mary Lou Green, Shawnee, and Francine Irene Johnson, Defiance, Ohio; three sisters, Martha Money and Karen Miller, both of Seminole, and Josephine Miller, Shawnee; three brothers, George Miller, Denver, Colo., Alan Miller, Seminole, and Josey Miller, Shawnee; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

12-8

Verne Pearcy

Funeral services for Verne Pearcy, 86, mother of Maud resident Derrell Pearcy, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Fairy Baptist Church, Fairy, Texas.

Bro. Bob Ray will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Fairy Cemetery.

Pearcy died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999 at Hamilton General Hospital in Fairy.

She was born Nov. 7, 1913 in Comanche County, Texas.

A homemaker, Pearcy was a member of Fairly Baptist Church.

She was married to Hollis Pearcy; he preceded her in death March 2, 1997.

Survivors include four sons, Rogers Pearcy, Granbury, Texas, Neil Pearcy, Belton, Texas, Jan Pearcy, Fairy, and Derrell Pearcy, Maud; two sisters, Mae Burke, Sundown, Texas and Virginia Goodman, Stamford, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Phillip Pennington

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Phillip Ryan Pennington, 18, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Terry Newell will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Pennington died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 at his home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1980 in Shawnee to Phillip W. and Linda Gail (Lane) Pennington.

A 1999 graduate of Varnum High School, he was employed at Western Sizzlin.

Pennington was survived by his parents, of the home; grandmother, Ernestine Lane, Seminole; sister and brother-in-law, Marva and Joe Clower, Seminole; aunts and uncles, Rick and Suzette Pennington, Duncan and Jack and Paula Lane, Seminole; one niece, Dawn Clower, Seminole; cousins, Lori and Chris Madrid, Texas, Tina Lane, Richardson, Texas, and Chris and Bryan Goostree, Seminole; and special friend, Cassee Henson, Seminole.

Casket bearers are listed as Bryan Goostree, Chris Goostree, Wes Lane, Emery Selzer, Jonathon Selzer and Jeran Cox.

Varnum School Superintendent John Cope said he will dismiss school at noon on Wednesday to allow students and faculty to attend the services.

 

12-8-99

 

Booker T. Perry Sr.

Funeral services for Booker T. Perry Sr., 75, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 301 W. Gale.

Bishop W.E. Davis, Montgomery, Ala., will officiate. Burial will follow at National Cemetery, Muskogee, under the direction of Evening Springs Funeral Home, also of Muskogee.

Perry died Thursday when his Seminole home was destroyed by fire.

He was born March 17, 1924, in Pauls Valley to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Turner. He spent most of his life in the Ada and Seminole area.

Perry was retired from the US Army.

Survivors include two sons, Theodore Edward Nash, Denver, Colo., and Booker Thomas Perry Jr., Seminole; one sister, Charlotte Davis, Montgomery; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

1-22-99

Tyran Perry

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Tyran Montez Perry, 3 month old son of Floyd and Martina Perry, were held this morning at Westwood Cemetery.

Rev. F. Washington from Macedonia Baptist Church officiated at the service. Burial was under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Perry died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at Valley View Hospital.

He was born Oct. 5, 1998 in Ada.

Perry was survived by his parents.

3-7

John Perryman

Funeral services for Wewoka native John W. Perryman, 51, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at McClendon Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Russell Houser will officiate at the service. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, and until noon Monday.

Perryman died Friday, March 5, 1999 in Okmulgee County.

He was born Aug. 18, 1947 in Raymond B. and Louise L. (Myers) Perryman.

He was a carpenter and a member of Carpenter’s Local #943 in Tulsa, and was employed by the Tracy Woodworking Shop.

Perryman was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia (Ganus) Perryman; two sons, Gary Lee Hurst, Luther, John Burk Perryman, Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Janie Goostree, Yukon; three brothers, Ron Perryman, Seminole, Don Perryman, Wartrace, Tenn., and Richard Perryman, Benton, Mo; and two grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made in Perryman’s name to the Okmulgee Library Foundation for Audio Books.

6-15-99

James Peters

KONAWA — Funeral services for James Loyd "Jim" Peters, 67, Konawa, were held Monday at the Abundant Life Tabernacle.

The Rev. George Carson officiated. Services were under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Fox Battalion 214 of Oklahoma City conducted military honors at the burial at Non Cemetery.

Peters died Thursday, June 10, 1999 at his home.

He was born Jan. 9, 1932 at Stoney Point, south of Calvin to William Henry Peters and Inez Shropshire Peters.

Peters attended grade school at Stoney Point and C-Bar and high school at Calvin.

He began 20 years of service in the Marine Corp when he enlisted in February 1951 at the age of 19. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, and was awarded various medals and honors before retiring from the military.

Peters had several country and western bands during his time in the military and played throughout this area after the service.

He was All-Around Champion Cowboy for two years while serving in the military.

After moved to the Allen area in 1979 after his retirement from the military. He was a bus driver for the Allen school system and retired from the State Highway Department in Ada in 1994.

He was a member of the Abundant Life Tabernacle in Konawa.

Peters married Victoria Naranjo in 1951. In 1979 he married Jewel Probasco.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Peters, of the home; two sons, Buck Peters, Ada and Dusty Peters, Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Carmen green, San Jose, Calif., and Lana Breslin, Denver, Colo.; a brother, Ray Peters, Calvin and two sister, Pearl Larabee, Non and Dorothy Farris, Holdenville.

Pall bearers were Leroy Dunn, Bob Willard, Stewart Johnson, Ronnie Bible, James Summers and Loyd Parmalee.

Honorary bearers are Harold "Fuzzy" Rice, Billy Graham, Travis "Bo" Honsinger, Robert B. Honsinger, Stanley Honsinger and Archie Russ.

Raymond Phillips Jr.

Funeral services for Raymond Phillips Jr., 70, brother of Seminole residents Jeraldene Frye, Seminole, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parks Brothers Chapel in Stroud.

Rev. Leon Williams and Rev. Harold Gaches will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Davenport Cemetery.

Phillips died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999 in Cushing.

He was born July 20, 1929 in Kiowa to Raymond and Jessie (Westlake) Phillips.

He was a resident of Lincoln County for the past 35 years, and was a mechanic for Allied Material Corp., Trucking Division.

Phillips was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Davenport.

He married Kathy Humphrey on Aug. 3, 1956 in Chickasha. She survives him of the home.

Phillips was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include four daughters, Cheryl Williams, Chandler, Sharon Miller, Tulsa, Lisa Myers, Broken Arrow, and Sandy Messer, Kendrick; three brothers, James Phillips, Stroud, T.L. Phillips, Clinton, and Ernie Phillips, both of Davenport; six sisters, Jeraldene Frye, Seminole, Bertha Cook, Little Axe, Mildred Williams, Stroud, Dottie Nidell, Moore, Sue Williams, Stroud and Linda McGee, Cushing.

Also surviving him are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

10-27-99

Jay B. Phillips

Funeral services for Jay B. Phillips, 45, son of a Cromwell woman, were held Monday under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Phillips died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born May 16, 1954 in Oklahoma City to J.B. Phillips and Jessie Rose Morris Phillips.

Phillips was a disabled veteran who served in the Army during the Vietnam Era.

He was a Catholic and was living in Talihina at the time of his death.

Phillips was preceded in death by his father.

His mother survives him of Cromwell.

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Jay Phillips

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Jay Carl Phillips, 38, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

The casket will be open until service time. Once closed, it will not be re-opened.

Phillips died Thursday, June 3, 1999 at his home in Holdenville.

He was born Oct. 12, 1961 in Okmulgee to Jay and Sarah (Crain) Phillips.

He attended Seminole schools in his early years, then graduated from Holdenville High School in 1980.

Phillips graduated from Seminole State College with an associates degree in Computer Science, then attended East Central University in Ada.

A machinist, Phillips worked on computer lathes, and was a former employee of Eaton Corp. in Shawnee and National Oilwell in McAlester.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Seminole, and served on the Holdenville City Council for one year.

Phillips was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father, Jay and Laurie Phillips, Seminole; his former wife, Trisha Phillips, Holdenville; two brothers, Kerry Causey, Seminole, and Kevin Causey, Norman; three sisters, Connie Ann King, Broken Arrow, Debbie Pierce, and Deanna Causey, both of Shawnee; and his grandparents, N.J. and Isla Mae Phillips, Seminole.

Casket bearers are listed as Brian Smith, Phillips Eckles, Brownie Harjo, Gene Kelly, Jeff Leonard and Lloyd Hunter.

 

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Lela Phillips

OKLAHOMA CITY - Funeral services for Wewoka native Lela Mae Phillips, 69, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist North Church.

Rev. Billy Renfro and Rev. C.D. Ford will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Wetumka.

Phillips died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at Terrace Garden Nursing Home, Oklahoma City.

She was born April 8, 1930 in Wewoka to Earvin James Watson and Bessie Lee Mosley.

Phillips received her education at Douglas High School in Wewoka, and joined with Chapel Grove at an early age.

In 1947, she married Archie Douglas Sr., then moved to the Shiloh Community in 1948, where she became part of the New Hope Baptist Church.

She married Randy "Pompey" Phillips. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Nathaniel Dough and eight sisters.

Survivors include seven children, Larry Douglas Sr., Midwest City, Jacquilinee Johnston, Spencer, Glenda Shaw, Oklahoma City, Brenda Atkins, Kansas City, Mo., Josephine Ford, Midwest City, David Douglas, Del City and Archie Douglas Jr., Midwest City; one sibling, Luvell Watson, Midwest City; 38 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Jerry Hughes, Ray Blackshire, Freddie Griffis, Mackilee Samilton, Glen Alexander, Stanley Alexander, Elray Alexander and Calvin Thompson.

4-6-99

Nathaniel Phillips

Funeral services for Seminole native Nathaniel Phillips, 72, are scheduled for noon Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Arrangements are under the direction of Even Spring Funeral Chapel, Muskogee.

Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Phillips died Friday, April 2, 1999.

He was born Oct. 27, 1926 in Seminole to Willie and Ethel Phillips.

Phillips was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bessie Mae Simpkins.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill Phillips, Oklahoma City, and Tom Phillips, Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Versie Mae White, Kansas City, Mo., and Margaret Carter, Oklahoma City.

 

April 6, 1999

 

Raymond Pierce

KONAWA ¾ Funeral services for Raymond Clifford Pierce, 57, were held Monday at Pickard Funeral Home.

Richard Winters officiated. A graveside services was also scheduled for Tuesday at Elmhurst Cemetery, Guymon.

Pierce, a Konawa resident, died Friday at Ada.

He was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Guymon to Audra and James Clifford Pierce.

He had worked as a police officer and a long distance truck driver.

Survivors include his mother, of Konawa; four daughters, Carla King, Vernon, Texas, Teresa Bolan and Kimberly Pierce, both of Konawa, and Audra McWalain of Georgia; four sons, James Losen Pierce, Liberal, Kans., Roy Don Pierce, Oklahoma City, Bradley Jason Pierce, Blanchard, and Ronnie Ray Pierce, Konawa; one sister, Marilyn Simpson, Sweeny, Texas; one brother, Russell Pierce, Konawa; and 12 grandchildren.

 

 

12-22

Ruberta Pitts

Funeral services for Ruberta E. Pitts, 89, mother of Wewoka resident Phyllis Williamson, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Indian Hills Church of the Nazarene in Wichita, Kan.

Interment will follow at Friends Cemetery in Rose Hill, Kan., under the direction of DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Funeral Home.

Pitts died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at her home in Alva.

She was employed as a cook with Maud Carpenters Children’s Home until her retirement.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Stands, Alva, and Phyllis Williamson, Wewoka; three sisters, Marilyn Hitt, Enid, Joyce McCormick Madill, and Pauline Hinshaw, Boulder, Colo.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy be made to Gideon’s International of Wichita, or the charity of donor’s choice.

By MICAH INGRAM
Sports Editor

Every year, The Seminole Producer selects an offensive and defensive player of the year for the high school football season.

This year, The Producer has selected Wewoka quarterback Chris Sawyer as the Offesnsive Player of the Year and Wewoka linebacker D’Shawn Beavers as the Defensive player of the year.

Under the leadership of these two seniors, the Tigers captured 2A-6 district championship and bolted to the state quarterfinals of the Oklahoma High School playoffs.

Sawyer showed remarkable poise and confidence in the pocket this season as he passed for 1,469 yards and 12 touchdowns this year.

Sawyer exhibited the ability to run with the football this season as he also rushed for 381 yards and averaged 4.9 yards a carry.

Sawyer was also a solid leader on the defensive side of the football for the Tigers this season.

Beavers’ was all over the field as a linebacker this season, making takles from sideline to sideline.

Beavers had more tackles than any other Seminole County player this season as he tallied 161 tackles and five tackles for a loss.

Beavers anchored a defense that often saved the day for the Tigers this season.

It was defense that allowed Wewoka to clinch the district championship against Chandler.

This season Beavers, showed an extreme amount of toughness and grit on both sides of the ball.

Beavers, who had an outstanding performance on the defensive side of the ball, proved himself as a versitale player as he also rushed for 1,181 yards and 17 touchdowns as a fullback for the Tigers.

Playing on a team with many weapons and in a county with many outstanding players, Beavers and Sawyer’s leadership stood out among the performances of many talented athletes.

12-3

T.J. Plummer

Funeral services for former Seminole resident T.J. Plummer, 85, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Danny Reihing will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites provided by Seminole Masonic Lodge #476.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Plummer died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 at Calera Manor Skilled Nursing Center.

He was born Oct. 26, 1914 in Fort Smith, Ark. to Lucien Earl Plummer and Bernice (Barling) Plummer Cheatham.

He moved to Seminole inn 1954 from Dallas.

Plummer owned and operated Power Transmission and Equipment Company, with offices in Seminole, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

He also owned Seminole Farm Store.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Plummer served as the Worshipful Master of the Seminole Masonic Lodge, and also held the office of State District Deputy.

He married Beatrice Haskew on June 23, 1934 in Tulsa. She survives him after 65 years of the home.

Plummer was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Ben Cheatham, and one sister, Dorothy Cline.

Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Bob Prokop, Seminole, and Mary Jane and Richard Rainey, Bedford, Texas; five grandchildren, John Delaporte Jr., Quinlan, Texas, Diane Delaporte Wagner, Plano, Texas, Nicole Delaporte Barton, Nevada, Texas, Monica Hunsinger Phillips and Janie Hunsinger Pencek, both of Hurst, Texas; and six great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Robert Prokop, Richard Rainey, John Delaporte, Bill Barton, Scott Phillips and Ronie Pencek.

Honorary bearers include the Deacons and Elders of the First Christian Church.

04-30-99

Delbert Pockrus

HELENA, MONT. — Funeral services for Maud native Delbert R. "Del" Pockrus, 77, are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Neighborhood Assembly of God Church.

Pastor Tom Banks will officiate at the service.

Cremation and a private family interment has already taken place, under the direction of Hagler-Anderson Mortuary.

Pockrus died Tuesday, April 27, 1999 after complication due to surgery.

He was born Jan. 9, 1922 in Maud.

A veteran, Pockrus served in World War II as a bomber pilot.

He worked for General Motors and retired in 1978. He moved to Montana, where he lived for the past 10 years in Swan Valley.

In 1990, Pockrus married Ann Ford in Helena. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann; two sons, Bill Pockrus, Dallas, Texas, and John Pockrus, Reading, Pa.; one stepson, J. D. St. Clair, Helena; and four grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made In One Accord Ministry, c/o Pastor Tom Banks, 609 Harris, Helena, Mont., 59601.

 

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Leroy Posey

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Leroy Posey, 97, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate at the services.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Posey died June 25, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

He was born July 30, 1901 in Konawa to Elize and Evaline (Poe) Posey.

He had owned grocery stores most of his life, and also worked at the Seminole County Courthouse in Wewoka.

He was a member of the First Nazarene Church of Wewoka.

Posey married Madge Jones Posey on May 21, 1927 in Wewoka. She preceded him in death on April 25, 1978.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, seven brothers, five sisters and one infant son, Judd Leroy Posey.

Survivors are one son, Don Posey, Branson, Mo.; one daughter, Patsy McGehee, Seminole; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

1-31-99

George Posey

Mass of Christian Burial for Seminole native George W. Posey, 60, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sand Springs.

Father Kenneth Fulton will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service.

Posey died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999 in Tulsa.

He was born Jan. 5, 1939 in Seminole to Paul and Elizabeth (Jackson) Posey.

A veteran, he served in the United States Marine Corps in Korea.

Posey was a CPA and the Chief Financial Officer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid.

His most recent employment was with the Citizen Pottawatomi Clinic in Shawnee.

He married Fayelee Pickett Finney on June 8, 1979 in Tulsa. She survives him of the home.

Posey was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Posey; and one stepson, Brett Finney.

Other survivors include one daughter, Sheryl Lynn Kovalczyk, Utah; three sons, George Gregory Posey, California, Timothy Posey, Wisconsin, and Christopher Posey, Tulsa; one stepson, Jeff Finney, Georgia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

11-10

James ‘Jim’ Post

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident James "Jim" Ray Post, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Post died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born Feb. 23, 1923 in Macomb, Ill. to James Ray and Hazel (Simpson) Post.

Post lived in Arkansas until 1929, when he moved to Seminole County. He had lived here for over 70 years.

A veteran, he served in the US Navy as a Seaman First Class.

Post retired as the Seminole Fire Chief in 1962, and also worked in oil field construction and as a cattleman and horseman.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Post married Mildred Nichols on April 9, 1941 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Rex Post.

Other survivors are three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Phyllis Post, Hinton, Davis and Sharon Post, Seminole, and Nick Post, Oklahoma City; three brothers, Bob Post, Oklahoma City, Bill Post, Pauls Valley, and Harrell Post, Miami; two sisters, Charlene Parrish, Springfield, Mo., and Margaret Post, Oklahoma City.

Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Jimmy Ray Post, McPherson, Kan., Stacy Post Suldovsky, Seminole, Jerry Colombo, McAlester, John Colombo, San Francisco, Calif., and Karen Moore, North Carolina; and one great-grandson, Chance Suldovsky, Seminole.

Casket bearers will be the Seminole Fire Department, Roy Boydstun, Fred Ellison and Archie Moore.

Honorary bearers include Phillip Parks, L.E. Snowden, Joe French, Ronnie Conner, Ray Johnson, and Buster Deere.

 

9-17

Amos Postoak

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Amos Thompson Postoak, 55, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Leon "Chippie" Postoak and Rev. Billie Jo Harjo will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Postoak family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Postoak died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 in Tulsa.

He was born Sept. 21, 1943 in Sasakwa, and attended Sasakwa grade school from 1950-60.

His family moved to Windom, Texas, where he attended Dodd City Schools, then returned to Sasakwa in 1958, where he attended Chilocco Indian School, graduating in 1965.

Postoak then attended Chilocco Vocational School from 1965-67.

He worked in construction from 1967-72, then for Channel 2 television station as a cameraman from 1973-80.

Postoak then began working for Phipps Company from 1980-83 before becoming a free lance cameraman.

Postoak and his wife, Marion (Zwanzig) Postoak, whom he married in Tulsa, would have celebrated their 15 year wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.

His wife survives him of the home.

Postoak was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Lizzie (Davis) Postoak; two brothers, Leonard and Lyman Postoak; two sisters, Lucinda Thomas and Margaret Postoak.

Other survivors include his children, Brigitte and Aslee Postoak, both of the home, Noel Rutherford and Rebecca Rutherford, both of Tulsa, Bonnie Jackson of England, Morgan Postoak, Hinton, Gwen Postoak, Oklahoma City, Christina Postoak, Midwest City, Charlie Miller, Wewoka, Louis Postoak, Tulsa and Jeffery Postoak, Glenpool.

Also surviving him are his brothers, Leon "Chippie" Postoak, Oklahoma City, George James and David Postoak, all of Sasakwa, Thompson Postoak, Seminole and Paul Postoak, Wewoka; three sisters, Maxine Postoak, Sasakwa, Christine Postoak, Shawnee, and Lea Osborne, Shawnee; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Joe Coon, Lewis Johnson, Gene "Sonny" Burgess, Jimmy Taylor and Loyd Lee Harjo.

Honorary bearers include Wade Bridges, Calvin Taylor, Wilbert Harjo, Jimmy Joe Harjo and Eugene Harjo.

 

11-21-99

Mildred Poston

KONAWA — Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Mildred Ann Poston, 58, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate and burial will follow in the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Poston died Friday, November 19, 1999, in Konawa.

She was born Dec. 17, 1940, in Konawa to Zelma Ann Myatt and Carl Myatt.

Poston lived all her life in Konawa.

On June 15, 1961 she married Floyd "Wimpy" Poston at Konawa; he survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Benny Myatt.

Other survivors include her two daughters Jeanetta Poston and Janice King, both of Konawa, one brother, Ed Myatt, Konawa; one sister, Shirley Akins, Chickasha and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers are scheduled to be David L. Harjo, Mike Johnson, Mike Burris, Charles Grant, Junior Price and H. O. Griffin.

 

4-4

Gene Poteet

Word was just received of funeral services for W.E. "Gene" Poteet, 74, husband of a former Seminole resident, which were held Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon.

Burial followed in Yukon Cemetery.

Poteet died Saturday, March 27, 1999 after a battle with cancer.

He was born May 18, 1924 in Yeager to Ned and Mary Etta Poteet.

He served in the US Army during World War II in the Philippines at General Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters.

Poteet worked in the lumber business in Oklahoma for 55 years.

He was past president of the Oklahoma Lumberman’s Association, a past member of Portland Avenue Baptist Church and a current active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon.

Poteet married Jo Helen Rogers in Seminole on July 3, 1947. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include six children, JaReesa Bryan, Edmond, Wilson Poteet, Pansacola, Fla., Becky Kuhns, Oklahoma City, Gordon Poteet, Bethany, Carol Hampton, Sugarland, Texas and Roger Poteet, Bethany; three sisters, Ruby Cox, Lancaster, Calif., Eunice Havens, Lawton, and Pauline White, Midwest City; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

10-14

Bennie Powell

Graveside services for Bennie Lee Powell, 77, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Powell died Tuesday, Oc.t 12, 1999 at Talihina Veteran’s Center.

He was born Jan. 18, 1922 in McAlester to Edward Powell Sr. and Elzora Collins Powell, Wewoka residents who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Lyneata Faye Powell Downing, Spencer.

 

 

 

 

 

11-7

Linda Powell

Funeral services for former Wewoka area resident Linda Lou Powell, 46, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Houston Tiger and Alex Lowe will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at the Tiger family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services were held Saturday evening at Stout Chapel. She will be taken to the church at 4 p.m. Sunday for the 7 p.m. Wake services at Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Powell died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999.

She was born Feb. 20, 1953 in Claremore to Daniel and Irene Carpitcher Harjo.

She was raised in Wewoka and attended Justice School. A graduate of Sequoyah High School in 1971, she lived in Okmulgee and Morris for a short time before moving to Holdenville in 1981.

Powell was employed as a nurse’s aide for several years at Heritage Village Nursing Home.

She married Davy Powell on July 2, 1991 in Holdenville. He survives her of the home.

Powell was also preceded in death by her father and one brother, Barney Johnson.

Other survivors include her mother, of Konawa.

Pallbearers are listed as David Capps, Bunny Powell, Barney Powell, Danny Powell and Jesse Moppin.

Honorary pallbearers include Bob Tiger, Cheparney Harjo, Terri Powell and Dorsey Harjo.

11-10

Richard ‘Husky’ Powell

Funeral services for Seminole resident Richard "Husky" Powell, 62, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Middle Creek #2 Church.

Frank Moppin and Boots Fixico will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Powell Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

The procession to the church began at 4 p.m. today. Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Powell died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 6, 1937 in Holdenville to Ramsey and Edna (Fixico) Powell.

A retired welder, he was active in church.

Powell was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.

Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Powell, Tulsa, Susawn Powell, San Leandro, Calif.; one son, Darren Powell, Everett, Wash.; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers are listed as Sandy Powell, Bill Bailey, Joe Factor and Bunny Powell.

 

 

9-1-99

Donna Prescott

 

Funeral services for former Maud resident Donna Muriel (Fleetwood) Prescott, 58, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Assembly of God Church in Maud.

Rev. Tim Martin will conduct the service. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Prescott died in her home in Del City on Tuesday Aug. 3, 1999.

She was born in Parker, Okla. on May 20, 1941 to Fred Fleetwood and Ratha Melissa (Stephens) Fleetwood.

Prescott graduated from St. Louis High School in 1959.

She worked as a CNA for Integrated Health Service, Inc. until her death.

Prescott had previously worked as a lab tech for Dr. Thomas Finn’s office in Oklahoma City until his retirement.

She was preceded in death by her father; one son Randy Prescott, and one brother Fred Fleetwood.

Prescott is survived by her motherof Maud; one daughter Sherry Padgett, Orange Park, Florida; one brother Randy Fleetwood, Wewoka; Five sisters Rozell Flesher of Lindsay, Erma Guinn, Konawa, Fern Turnbow, Konawa, Loretta Jennings, Oklahoma City, Cleta Crawford, Stroud and two grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Mike Crawford, Michael Crawford, Jay Flesher, Van Guinn, Joe Flesher, Jason Jennings, Jerry Upshaw and Mike Flesher.

 

Prescott

2-7-99

Emery Presley

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Emery Jasper Presley, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Fred Morrison will officiate at the services. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Presley died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at his Seminole home.

He was born Dec. 8, 1918 to Frank James and Eula (Houch) Presley.

A member of Church of Christ, Presley retired in 1982 from the oilfields.

He married Opal Annabelle (Hoover) Presley in Aug. 11, 1940 in Seminole. She preceded him in death in 1994.

Presley was also preceded in death by one brother, James Lon Presley in 1990; and one granddaughter.

He was survived by one son, James Presley Sr., Eufaula; one daughter, Carolyn Craft, Seminole; one brother, Bill Presley, Noble; one sister, Mildred Caves, Noble; and two grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers are listed as Larry Stapleton, Loen Prince, John Craft, Kent Fuller, James Presley Sr., Billy Presley and James Presley Jr.

 

Presley

3-12-99

Claudia Preston

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Claudia Cleo Preston, 96, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Gordon Spencer will officiate at the service. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Preston died Thursday, March 12, 1999 in Mannford.

She was born April 26, 1902 in Blackwater, Ken. To Elihu and Grances Garrison.

Preston worked as an accountant for Home Lumber in Seminole for over 30 years.

A 60 year resident of Seminole, she moved to Mannford 10 years ago.

Preston was a member of Church of Christ.

She married A.R. Preston in March of 1926; he preceded her in death.

Preston was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, E.L. Preston.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W.O. "Fran" Wozencraft, Mannford; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

10-14

 

Lonnie Price

Graveside services for Seminole native Lonnie Jack Price, 47, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Stroud Cemetery with Rev. Randall Miller officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Stroud.

Price died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 in an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1952 in Seminole to Troy and Sylvia (Castoe) Price.

A veteran, he served in the US Army, and worked as a carpenter.

He married Wilma Treanor in Stroud on Sept. 10, 1982. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Nathan Price, Bristow, and William Price, Fort Sill; one stepson, Bobby Mosley, Norman; his parents, of Prague; and one sister, Karen Pope, Duncan.

3-21-99

Ina Pritchard

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident In Pearl (Kelin) Pritchard, 87, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Harry Cobb of Wedowee, Ala., will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Pritchard died Thursday, March 18, 1999 in Stillwater.

She was born Nov. 17, 1911 in Johnson Community to Lawrence and Maude (Batey) Kelin.

She attended Prairie Valley Schools in Seminole county, and lived in the Tecumseh and Shawnee areas.

A homemaker, Pritchard was a beautician for many years. She also owned and operated a ranch in Pottawatomie County, raising registered Hereford cattle.

She was a longtime active member of the Westside Church of Christ, Shawnee.

She was married to Vinson "V.J." Pritchard on Sept. 13, 1929. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 1996.

Pritchard was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Miller and Gela Ellison Miller; and two brothers, Wilbur and Laverne Kelin.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Valenzuela, Benton, Ark.; three sons, Dr. Jack Pritchard, Stillwater, Johnny Pritchard, and Jim Pritchard, all of Shawnee.

She was also survived by three sisters, Yolanda Crane, Chico, Calif., Glendoris Barnes, Pittsburg, Calif., and Joann Mitchell, Concord, Calif.; one brother, Guthel Kelin, Red Bluff, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Albert Prucha Jr.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Funeral services for Albert Charles Prucha Jr., 79, father of Seminole resident Albert Charles Prucha III, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Southwest Church of Christ.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary, Inc.

Prucha died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999.

He was born Nov. 26, 1919 in Houston, Texas to Opal and Albert Charles Prucha Sr.

His working career included many years as bank president of First National Bank, McAlester, First State Bank, Shawnee, and he worked in the later years as Southeast Plaza Bank and as an insurance underwriter with John Hancock in Oklahoma City.

Prucha served his country proudly in the US Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

He served as a Deacon, then Elder of the Church of Christ for many years. He was most recently a member of the Southwest Church of Christ, Oklahoma City.

He was always happiest when working and serving others.

Prucha is survived by his wife, Mary Alyce, of the home; one son, Albert Charles Prucha III and his wife, Jama, of Seminole; three daughters, Carol Lynn McDonald and her husband, Gary, of Edmond, Beverly Ann Rutherford and husband Mark of Stillwater, and Mary Jane Maxwell and husband Jimmy of Oklahoma City.

Also surviving him are 12 grandchildren, Albert Charles Prucha IV, David Kirk Prucha, Leigh Ellen Prucha, Gary Edward McDonald Jr., Ashley Lynn McDonald, Robyn Kelley Rutherford, Randi Allison Rutherford, Rustee Meghan Rutherford, Lauren Nicole Maxwell, Meagan Renee Maxwell, Kimber Leigh Maxwell, and Alex Ryan Maxwell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the "In Search of the Lord’s Way" program, in care of Southwest Church of Christ, 2600 S. Agnew, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73108.

1-12-99

Orah Pumphrey

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Orah Lee Knowles Pumphrey, 102, were held Monday morning at Stout Chapel.

Wayne Parker, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Wewoka, officiated at the service. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pumphrey died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 at Grace Living Nursing Home, Oklahoma City.

She was born Nov. 6, 1896 in Jennings Mountain, Ark. to Alvie and Sonara (Cornett) Knowles.

Pumphrey grew up in the Jennings Mountain area, and moved to Wewoka in 1925.

She lived in Wewoka until 1990, when she moved to Lawton, then in 1991 she moved to Oklahoma City.

She married Claude Pumphrey Dec. 25, 1921 in Sheridan, Ark. He preceded her in death on March 30, 1973.

Pumphrey was also preceded in death by her parents in 1951, one brother, Alex Knowles, and two sisters, Effie Stringer and Blanche Sites.

Survivors include three children, Knowles Edward Pumphrey, Grand Prairie, Texas, Claudine Slavin, Lawton, and John Pumphrey, Oklahoma City; and five grandchildren.

9-5

Philip Quenneville

Word was just received of the death of Wewoka resident Philip Leon Quenneville, 47.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999.

Quenneville was born in Holy Oak, Mass. to Leon and Juliette (Desbein) Quenneville.

He married Anna Willey on March 30, 1984 in Church Creek, Md. She survives him of the home.

The couple made their home north of Wewoka.

PAID OBIT

July 13, 1999

Norma Quinalty

Billie Norma Jean Birkicht Quinalty went home to walk the streets of gold with her Mom and Dad and 2 daughters, July 11, 1999 at 5:14 A.M.

Born to Clarence and Clara Birkicht, Aug. 16, 1931 in Broken Bow, Okla. Norma Jean married Floyd Quinalty Feb. 25, 1950.

She is waiting by the Eastern Gate for her husband Floyd, her son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Hope Quinalty of Seminole; her daughter and son-in-law, Thresa and Robert Davis of Shawnee, Okla.; her two grandchildren Tony Quinalty of Shawnee and Jeannie Quinalty of Seminole, Okla.; and her three sisters - Faye Armstrong of Shawnee, Vivian Mitchell of Shawnee and Pat Bullock of Arlington, Texas.

Services are at 2 P.M. Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka, Okla. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Chesser, Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers are: David Young, Lloyd Cross, Steve Chesser, Robert Cranford, Barney Gibson and Jerry Green. Alt: Larry Chesser, Jr.

 

Quinalty

 

Feb. 28, 1999

Rev. Thomas Rabideau

A memorial Mass for longtime Seminole priest Father Thomas Rabideau is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Archbishop Eusebius J. Beltran will officiate.

A Mass of Christian Burial and interment is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee. Officiating will be Rev. Martin Lugo, OSB.

Funeral services are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Rabideau died Wednesday at St. Ann’s Home in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Oshkosh, Wis., to Joseph and Anna (Penzenstadler) Rabideau. He attended St. John’s Seminary Prep School in Collegeville, Minn., and high school at St. Gregory’s in Shawnee.

He was received into the novitiate of St. Gregory’s Abbey in 1936 and made his monastic profession in 1937.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from St. Benedict’s College, Atchison, Kans., in 1939, and spent three years in theological studies at St. John’s Seminary.

He was ordained into the priesthood in 1943, and began teaching biology and coaching sports at St. Gregory’s.

During the summers, he worked toward a master’s degree at the University, completing it in 1950.

He also served as curator of the Museum of Art Gallery at St. Gregory’s.

In 1951, Rabideau was appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in Seminole, where he served until December, 1996.

During the 1960s, he started a mission church, St. Cecilia’s, at Maud.

He also continued to teach life science and engineering graphics at St. Gregory’s high school and college.

Rabideau was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dominican Sister Mary Lourdes Rabideau; and one brother.

Survivors include three nephews, Daniel, Richard and Thomas Rabideau; his monastic community at St. Gregory’s Abbey; and his parishioners at Seminole and Maud.

11-21-99

Don Rains

KONAWA — Graveside services for longtime Konawa resident Don Eldon Rains, 61, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Charley Henthrone will officiate. Interment is under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Rains died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 5, 1938, in Vamoosa to Eunice and Willie Rains.

Rains lived all his life in the Konawa and Oklahoma City areas.

In September 1961 he married Judy Rains in Oklahoma City; she survives him of the home in Oklahoma City.

Rains was a truck dispatcher and a Baptist. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.

Other survivors include his mother, Eunice Rains, Konawa, two sons, Kenneth Rains, Oakland, Calif., and Jason Rains, Bethany; one brother, Bill Rains, Konawa; three sisters Jo Spencer, Greenville, Texas, Sue Powell Tucson, Ariz., and Charlotte Powell, Pinetop, Ariz., and four grandchildren.

04-30-99

Chester Rainwater

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Chester O. Rainwater, 76, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Wolf Cemetery.

Ed George will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Rainwater died Thursday, April 29, 1999 in Sasakwa.

He was born Jan. 22, 1923 in Seminole County to Otto and Maggie (Brake) Rainwater, and was raised in the Lone Dove area.

A veteran, Pockrus served in the US Navy during World War II. He worked as a plumber and a rancher.

Rainwater had been a continuous resident of Oklahoma since his return from California in 1951.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jewell Rainwater, two brothers, Orbin and Paul Rainwater; and one sister, Luanna Wheeler.

Survivors are listed as Sharon Campbell, Killeen, Texas, Elwyn Rainwater, Sasakwa, Marilyn Rainwater, Wanette Coker and Rollie Rainwater, all of Seminole, one brother, Jerry Rainwater, Claypool, Ariz.; three sisters, Lois Woodruff, Garber, Lucille Ballard, Bakersfield, Calif., and Polly Rundell, Magazine, Ark., and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Harrison Doolin, Bill Armstrong, Phil Fowler, Mike Hailey, Vernon Isaacs and Terry Harjo.

 

 

Aug. 24, 1999

 

Nadean Ramsey

Betty Nadean Ramsey passed away on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 70.

She was born to Harley N. Mead and Ludie Pearl (Moore) Mead on July 28, 1929 in Lenna, Okla.

She moved to Hughes County as a young child and lived eight miles west of Wetumka, where she attended Lawnwood Schools.

She was married to Paul T. Ramsey on Nov. 1, 1946, in Ada, Okla.

They lived in Holdenville for five years and in California for 10 years before moving to Seminole, where they have lived for the past 30 years.

She worked as a cook for Seminole State College for over 20 years.

She was affiliated with the Assembly of God church.

She was an avid fan and supporter of the SSC Trojan baseball team and was their designated "granny."

She is survived by her husband, Paul Ramsey, of the home; one daughter, Paula Moradi, and husband, Ali, of Seminole; three sons, Gary Ramsey and wife Donna of Wetumka, Ricky Ramsey and wife Sharon of Wetumka, and Mark Ramsey of Seminole; four grandchildren, Crista Ramsey of Seminole, Stormy and Jeremy Ramsey of Wetumka, and Shonda Rogers, Holdenville; two great-grandchildren, Quinn and Brady Rogers, Holdenville; one brother, Warren Mead and wife Geneva, Eufaula; one sister, Pat Smith and husband Gerald, Wetumka; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Rev. Charles Story and Rev. Doyle Long will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Coach Lloyd Simmons and the SSC Trojans.

Interment will be at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nadean Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has been established in her honor at Seminole State College.

To contribute, contact Judy James at 382-9950.

 

Ramsey

 

12-17

Homer ‘Dean’ Redding

Memorial services for longtime Seminole County resident Homer "Dean" Redding, 80, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Mike Stanberry will officiate at the service.

Redding died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Center.

He was born Feb. 20, 1919 in Weleetka to James Henry and Flora Elizabeth (Smock) Redding.

He was a resident of Seminole County since 1958.

A retired auto mechanic, Redding owned and operated a garage for many years.

He married Norma Cook on Dec. 20, 1938. She survives him of the home.

Redding was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Peggy Haskins; four brothers and one sister.

Other survivors include one son, Paul Redding, Wewoka; three daughters, Frankie Lee Hamil, Tulsa; Sherrie Vogt, Grain Valley, Mo., and Phyllis Jean Browning, Seminole; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

11-23

Tracy Reeves

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Tracy Reeves, 37, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Terry Patterson will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Reeves died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born June 5, 1962 in Seminole to Robert A. and Ginger (Neese) Reeves.

Her mother preceded her in death.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Robert A. "Wink" and Mary Sue Reeves, Shawnee; two sisters, Shelly Holmes, Seminole, and Kelly Reeves, Shawnee; one stepbrother, Tony Dockrey, Shawnee; and six stepsisters, Martha VanBeber, Patty Ann Campbell, Diane Weddle, Kay Lilley and Nancy Dockrey, all of Shawnee, and Janet Melton, Oklahoma City.

11-4

Robert Reynolds

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Robert Don Reynolds, 47, were held Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Merideth Robinson officiated at the services. Arrangements were under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Reynolds died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at his home.

He was born July 23, 1952 in Wewoka to Chester C. "Jake" and Dolores (Brinsfield) Reynolds.

He was reared in Lawton, and attended Lawton Schools, graduating in 1970.

Following graduation, Reynolds attended OSU in Okmulgee.

He worked in Texas, Oregon, and Oklahoma City, then moved to Wewoka in 1988 and was employed with Sertco Company in Okemah until the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his father in Oct., 1991.

Survivors include his mother, of Wewoka; one sister, Sue Cook, Duncan; three brothers, Larry Reynolds, Wewoka, Billy Floyd Reynolds, Oklahoma City, and Michael Lynn Reynolds, Faxon.

 

 

 

2-12-99

Laura Rhodd

SHAWNEE — Graveside services for Laura Rhodd, 76, mother of a Seminole resident, are set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Wakolee Cemetery, under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Rhodd died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in a Shawnee hospital.

She was born Dec. 14, 1922 in Meeker to Arthur and Ethel Mack. She lived in the Shawnee area all of her life.

She married Alden A. Rhodd in 1952. He preceded her in death.

Rhodd was also preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her son, Alden Rhodd, Seminole, five daughters, Dorothy Geionety, Shawnee, Connie Rhodd, Davenport, Mary Estes, Cushing, Marilyn Tiger, Shawnee, Shawne Onco, Norman; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda M. Slick and one brother, Anthony M. Mack, both of Shawnee.

Tribal services are scheduled for Friday evening at the Carol Patterson home.

9-21

Anna Rhodes

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Anna Mae Rhodes, 92, are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. David Karges will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Rhodes died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 at Ranchwood Nursing Home, in Yukon.

She was born Feb. 14, 1907 in Okemah to William and Bertha Mae (Keir) Tapley.

A homemaker, Rhodes was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and Eastern Star, where she had served as Worthy Matron.

She married Guy Rhodes in 1953 in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include Robert Plank, Peidmont, and William J. Plank, Tuscon, Ariz.; one sister, Grace Smith, Alexandria, La.; seven grand-children, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Casket bearers are listed as Robert Welles Plank, Rusty E. Plank, Terry Plank, Doug Todd, and Christopher Woodruff.

6-1

John ‘Buster’ Rich

Graveside services for Seminole County resident John F. "Buster" Rich, 83, were held today at Little Cemetery.

Frank Stockton officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague.

Rich died Sunday, May 30, 1999 in Seminole.

He was born Feb. 12, 1916 in Konawa to William Marion and Jipsie L. (Jones) Rich.

A resident of the Little Community, Rich worked as a farmer and a welder.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Survivors include two sisters, Esther Norman, Perry, and Geneva Baker, Konawa.

2-21-99

Gertrude Richard

Funeral services for former longtime Wewoka resident Gertrude Richard, 84, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. K. Gerone Free of the Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Richard died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at Amberwood Nursing Home, Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 19, 1905 in Wewoka.

Richard was a librarian for 27 years, a member of the Douglas and Langston Alumni, and the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

She was married to Shelby C. Richard; he survives her of the home.

Richard was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.

9-21

Rev. John Riggin

Funeral services for former Sasakwa and Cromwell minister Rev. John Robert Riggin, 75, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Sand Creek Cemetery, north of Cromwell under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The casket will remain open until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, then will be closed.

Riggin died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 at Creek Nation Hospital, Okemah.

He was born Dec. 12, 1923 in Little Rock, Ark. to J.H.B. and Edna Lucinda (Lemaster) Riggin, the youngest of nine children.

A veteran, he served in the US Army Air Corp as Staff Sergeant during World War II from 1941-1948.

He attended Oklahoma Baptist University, and was a member of the Primetimers and Seniors at the church.

Riggin served as pastor for churches in Sasakwa and Cromwell, as well as Crescent, Piedmont, Geary, Copan, Milfay, Oilton and Blackburn before he retired in 1986.

He married Opal Clarice Daniels on Aug. 18, 1950 at the First Baptist Church in Enid. She survives him of their Cromwell home.

Other survivors include three sons, David Riggin, Bartlesville, Mark Riggin, Tulsa, and Bruce Riggin, Okemah; two daughters, Lauren Ruth Riggin, Okemah and Shawn Riggin, Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Charles Riggin, Austin, Texas; one sister, Thelma Spalding, Little Rock, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

1-29-99

O.Z. Riggs Jr.

Funeral services for O. Z. "Zeke" Riggs, 43, father of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Clint Dawkins will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Britton Cemetery.

Riggs died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999 in Shawnee.

He was born July 8, 1955 in Edmond to O.Z. and Emma (Denwalt) Riggs Sr.

A 1973 graduate of Tecumseh Schools, Riggs worked as a mechanic with Williams Transmission and owned ad operated Rick’s Alignment and Brake for the past six months.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Riggs was survived by three daughters, Emmanda Potter, Stillwater, Miranda Riggs, Tecumseh, ad Britney Smith, Seminole.

5-21

Christopher Ritter

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Christopher Joe Ritter, 28, were held today at Carbondale Church of Christ in Tulsa.

Lee Keele, Matt Richardson and Rev. Jack Medlock officiated at the service. Interment followed at Floral Haven Cemetery under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Service.

Ritter died Wednesday, May 19, 1999 as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident on May 13.

He was born May 4, 1971 in Stillwater to Carol Jean Low and Clyde Joseph Ritter Jr.

He lived in Antlers until moving to Seminole when he was five years old.

Ritter attended Seminole Public Schools, and graduated from Seminole High School.

He later joined the Army Reserves, and moved to Tahlequah after his training, where he attended Northeastern State University for two years.

Ritter moved to Tulsa in 1998, and was employed with Sysco Food Service, where he was a route salesman.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, and has been attending the Carbondale Church of Christ since moving to Tulsa.

He met his wife, Marcy Lynn Essary on the college campus, and they were married Feb. 1, 1997. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter, Addison Paige Ritter, of the home; his mother and her husband, Carol and LaRoy Edgell, Seminole; his father and his wife, Joe and Jeri Ritter, Ada; one brother, Chad Ritter, Seminole; two stepbrothers, Terry Edgell, Seminole, and Randy Edgell, Tulsa; one stepsister, Stacey Bizzell, Shawnee; and his grandparents, Gene and Bessie Low, Holdenville, and Lorene Ritter, Ada.

Pallbearers are listed as Brett Clark, Todd Staley, Larry Payton, Randy Sigle, Mike Myers and Eddie Gills.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy be made to the church of one’s choice.

11-21

James ‘Jim’ Roberts

Funeral services for Wewoka resident James "Jim" Luther Roberts, 75, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Marty Gustin will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Roberts died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999.

He was born July 18, 1924 in Sallisaw to James and Georgia Moore Roberts.

Raised in Sallisaw, he attended school there.

After graduation, Roberts entered the US Air Force and served during World War II.

In 1945, after being discharged, he moved to Wewoka, where he married Virginia Coley.

Roberts worked in the oilfields as a driller, and was employed by Bates Drilling Co.

After retirement, he remained in Wewoka.

Roberts was a member of the American Legion Post #122.

He married Ollie Johnson on April 14, 1987 in Ada. She survives him of the home.

Roberts was preceded in death by his father and his first wife.

Other survivors include his mother, Georgia Moore Binion, of Wewoka; one daughter, Mary Sue Butner, Norman; one son, James C. Roberts; two stepchildren, David Johnson, Wewoka, and Anita Goetzcke, Okay; two grandchildren, and four stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Dewey Muirhead, Bob Bookout and all American Legion.

11-9

James "Rick" Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident James Ricky "Rick" Robertson, 52, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church.

Pastor Doyle Long will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Robertson died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 25, 1947 in Snyder to James A. Robertson and Julia (Romine) Ellis.

Robertson lived most of his life in Seminole, and graduated from Seminole High School.

A veteran, Robertson served in the National Guard.

He had worked as a Field Foreman for Enerfin since 1990, and at ARCO from 1978-90.

Robertson was also the owner of R&R Tire in Seminole.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole, and was a member of the Jaycees.

Robertson served as the former Union president of OCAW at ARCO.

He was married to Nelda (Roberts) Robertson on Nov. 18, 1966 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Robertson was preceded in death by one sister, Madalene Carol Robertson in 1966.

Other survivors include his father, of Bowlegs, and his mother, of Seminole; three sons, Ricky Ryan Robertson, Lafayette, Ind., Bryan Shane Robertson, and Roger Travis Robertson, both of Seminole; and four grandchildren, Jacob Blalock, Tyler Bieard, Andrew Morlock and Bryan Gage Robertson.

 

 

 

 

 

2-19-99

Allie Robertson

Graveside services for Maud resident Allie Robertson, 94, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Dora Cemetery.

Rev. Mitch Williams is scheduled to officiate at the services. Interment is under the direction of the Pickard Funeral Home.

Robertson died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.

She was born June 16, 1904 in Ada.

A homemaker, Robertson was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

She was married to Jeff Jefferson in Hazel, July 25, 1918; he preceded her in death in 1970.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Tammie Glover, Konawa, and four great-grandchildren, Jerrod, Jonathan, Jessica and Janey Glover, all of Konawa.

10-31-99

Linda Robinson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Linda Diane Robinson, 46, are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Robinson died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 2, 1953 in Seminole to Ralph Lovett and Adrian Lovett; they preceded her in death.

On May 1, 1971, she married Jackie A. Robinson in Seminole; he survives her of the home.

Robinson was a licensed practical nurse and retired from Max Home Health Care.

She graduated from Pleasant Grove schools and from Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech nursing program.

Robinson was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Other survivors include one son, Andrew Dewayne Robinson, and one daughter, Diana Renee Robinson, both of Seminole; three brothers, Paris Lovett, Eugene, Ore., Ricky Lovett, Seminole and Micky Lovett, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Beverly Lovett and Sharon Lovett, both of Oklahoma City and one granddaughter.

Casket bearers include Chris Hale, Tom Clark, Daryl Presley, Curtis Presley, Mike Knizik and David Choate.

Honorary bearers include Paul Choate and Ernie Choate.

Jeri Roche

Private family services for Seminole resident Jeri Roche, 68, are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cremation Society of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.

Roche died Saturday, July 17, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born Jan. 12, 1931 in Bush City, Kan.

Roche worked as a homemaker, and was married to James B. Roche, who survives her of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Randel Roche, New Mexico; four daughters, Kerry Roche, Prague, Catherine Roche, Harrah, Susan Taff, Seminole, and Theresa Campbell, Perry; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

6-15

Clyde Rockwell

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Clyde L. Rockwell, 79, were held today at Little Cemetery.

Rusty Dawson officiated at the service. Burial arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rockwell died Saturday, June 12, 1999 in Shawnee.

He was born May 25, 1920 in Healdton to Emma Elizabeth (Yoho) and Clyde Leslie Rockwell Sr.

A veteran, Rockwell served in the US Army, then worked at Tinker Air Force Base before his retirement on July 23, 1976.

He then went to work as a mechanic at Seminole Ford Company.

Rockwell was a member of the Church of Christ in Little.

He married Mary Kate Kilgore on Nov. 2, 1956 in Seminole. She preceded him in death Feb. 2, 1999.

Rockwell was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one daughter.

Survivors include one daughter, Trudy Ozeretny, Shawnee; six grandchildren, Rodney and Robin McGinnis, Glen Able, Kimberly Wares, Todd Marquis and Cory Ozeretny and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

2-3-99

Mary Rockwell

Graveside services for former Producer employee and lifelong Seminole resident Mary Kate Rockwell, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rockwell died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

She was born Feb. 28, 1920 in Wewoka to Leonard H. and Mabel C. (Potts) Kilgore.

Rockwell began working for The Seminole Producer as a proofreader, then as supervisor of the composition department for many years before retiring in 1983.

She lived in Seminole until last year, when she moved to Shawnee.

Rockwell was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Clyde L. Rockwell Jr. on Nov. 2, 1956 in Seminole. He survives him of the home.

Rockwell was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, and three brothers.

Other survivors include her daughter, Trudy Ozeretny, of Shawnee, and grandchildren Rodney and Robin McGinnis, Glen Able, Kimberly Wares, Todd Marquis and Cory Ozeretny.

1-6-98

Jerry Rogers

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Jerry Joe Rogers, 50, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Frank Washington will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Rogers died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born July 30, 1948 in Wewoka to William Willie and Mary Hardin Rogers.

Survivors include one daughter, Renita Rogers, Oklahoma City; one son, Jerry Joe Rogers Jr., Oklahoma City, seven sisters, Thelma Noble, Wewoka, Wilma Carolina, Oklahoma City, Jewel Taylor, Denison, Texas, Sharon Jones, Oklahoma City, Jennie Reed, Arcadia, Mae Mitchell and Rose Rogers, also of Oklahoma City; one brother, Roy Rogers, Wewoka; and two grandchildren.

11-16

C.D. ‘Bud’ Roper

Funeral services for former longtime Wewoka resident C.D. "Bud" Roper, 82, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home.

Rev. Virgil T. Romine of Idabel will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Roper died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 26, 1917 at Chaha to Henry Lee and Mary Elizabeth (Sizemore) Roper.

Roper, a longtime Wewoka resident during his adult life, was retired from Ashland Oil Company after 32 years of employment.

He married Ollie Megehee in July 14, 1993. She survives him of the home.

Roper was also survived by two son, Elvin Roper, Tulsa, and Jerry Roper, Seminole; one daughter RozAn Fraser, Ada; three stepdaughters, Phyllis Hays, Purcell, Mary Nirschl, Mountain Home, Ark., and Nancy Barnett, Darby, Mont.; eight grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

5-11

Carl Rose

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Carl Arland Rose, 31, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Madison Funeral Home in Tennessee.

Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Rose died Saturday, May 8, 1999 at Nashville Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Wewoka, and graduated from New Lima High School in 1986.

Later, Rose attended classes at Seminole Junior College and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Rose,; one sister, Scarla Pohlemann; and one grandmother, Ruby Brewer.

7-11-99

Houston Ross

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County Houston Ross, 77, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Jackson Deer and Rev. Paul B. Wolf will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Ross Family Cemetery north of Seminole, under the directions of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ross died Friday, July 9, 1999 at University Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born in Seminole County, near Sylvian on May 23, 1922 to Chilley Ross and Anochee (Tiger) Ross. He attended Riverside Grade School near Little and the Oklahoma Presbyterian Church School in Durant..

On Sept. 15, 1979, Ross married Jennie Dirt of Earlsboro in Seminole; she survives him of the home.

He served as a member of the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II, where he was a medic.

Ross retired from the city of Shawnee in 1985 where he worked for the Street and Sanitation Departments.

He was a member of the Native American Ceremonial Camp Grounds, Gar Creek Ceremonial Ground, Ciyvha Band Chairman, former council member of the Seminole Nation, member of the Native American Senior Citizens.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Nora Fife Tiger.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sherri Ross and Patti Ross, both of Norman, and one stepson, Ted Harjo, Shawnee; one sister, Elsie Spencer, Seminole, and one brother, James Fife, Seminole.

Pallbearers will include the members of the Gar Creek Ceremonial Grounds.

Honorary pallbearers inc lude Jack Wolf, B. J. Jackson, Andrew Alexander and Cody Mack.

 

 

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1-26-99

Nannie Roundtree

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Nannie Roundtree, 93, were held today at Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cromwell.

Rev. Farron Oliver officiated at the service. Interment followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Rountree died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at Colonial Park Nursing Home.

She was born June 24, 1905 in Muldrow to Velda Anthony Reed and Minnie E. Dodson.

A homemaker, Roundtree was a member of the Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She moved to Cromwell in 1949 and had been a resident of Colonial Park Nursing Home for the past five years.

She married William Finis Roundtree on May 2, 1927. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were one son, Harold Roundtree; two daughters, Josephine Stroud and Loretta Whisnant; three stepsons, four stepdaughters, five brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Troy Roundtree, Cromwell, and Kenneth Roundtree, Blackwell; one daughter, Dollie Stanfield, Franklin, Texas; two brothers, Jack Reed, Carson, Calif., and Anthony Reed, Homeland, Calif.; one sister, Tressie Leggett, Citrus Heights, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The grandsons served as pallbearers.

6-29

Fannie Russell

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Fannie Leanore Russell, 101, are scheduled for Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Delmar Hume will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Russell died Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at Oklahoma City.

She was born May 8, 1898 in Pontotoc County near Ada to Jerry and Josephine (Stone) Standridge.

A longtime Wewoka resident, she recently moved to Oklahoma City.

Russell lost her father at age 7, and her mother at age 11, then was raised by various relatives.

She was married to Lynn Russell Sr.; he preceded her in death.

Russell was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Josh and Craig Standridge; one son, Durwood Russell; and one daughter, Kathleen Gwaltney.

Survivors include her children, T.J. Russell, Washington, Irene Lowe, California and Lynn Russell Jr., Pocassett.

Accident Claims Lives of
Sisters with County Ties

Audra (Sampson) Ruthletuner, 25, and Jacqualine (Sampson) Sanchez, 32, daughters of Seminole resident Albert Sampson, were killed in an auto accident Sunday while traveling in Arkansas.

According a police report, the two sisters were travelling eastbound in a pickup on US 70 in Sevier County, Ark., when their vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with a westbound station wagon driven by Terry Jackson, 47, of Pampa, Texas.

A second passenger in the pickup, Lucas, Rodriguez, 31, of De Queen, Ark., was taken to a local hospital along with the driver of the station wagon.

Two passengers in the station wagon, Patricia Jackson, 49, and Jennifer Jackson, 12, both of Pampa, Texas, died at the scene.

Funeral services for the sisters was held today at Brumley-McCurtain Chapel in Broken Bow.

Rev. Gene Wilson officiated at the service. Burial followed at Kulli Chito Cemetery in Bethel.

Jacqualine Devonne Sampson Sanchez, 25, of Idabel, was born Oct. 9, 1973.

A homemaker, Sanchez was a member of Kulli Chito Presbyterian Church in Bethel, where she was a lifelong resident.

She married Salvador Sanchez on May 15, 1996 in DeQueen, Ark. He survives her of the home, along with two daughters, Mercedes Shalyn Sampson and Maria Angelica Sanchez.

Audra Maree Sampson Ruthletuner, 32 of Idabel was born Jan. 30, 1967, and was a lifelong resident of Bethel.

She was married to Larry Ruthletuner; he survives her of the home with two sons, Shane Harris and Lejay Harris; and one daughter, Jasmine Harris, of Wright City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other survivors include their mother and stepfather, Nettie and Jimmy Webb, Lockesburg, Ark.; their father, Albert Lee Sampson, Seminole; two brothers, Robert Leon Sampson, Idabel, and George Richard Pell, Wilburton; and two sisters, Rebecca Ann Tollett, Wright City and Esterlyn Marsuise Pell, Lockesburg, Ark.

Accident Claims Lives of
Sisters with County Ties

Audra (Sampson) Ruthletuner, 25, and Jacqualine (Sampson) Sanchez, 32, daughters of Seminole resident Albert Sampson, were killed in an auto accident Sunday while traveling in Arkansas.

According a police report, the two sisters were travelling eastbound in a pickup on US 70 in Sevier County, Ark., when their vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with a westbound station wagon driven by Terry Jackson, 47, of Pampa, Texas.

A second passenger in the pickup, Lucas, Rodriguez, 31, of De Queen, Ark., was taken to a local hospital along with the driver of the station wagon.

Two passengers in the station wagon, Patricia Jackson, 49, and Jennifer Jackson, 12, both of Pampa, Texas, died at the scene.

Funeral services for the sisters was held today at Brumley-McCurtain Chapel in Broken Bow.

Rev. Gene Wilson officiated at the service. Burial followed at Kulli Chito Cemetery in Bethel.

Jacqualine Devonne Sampson Sanchez, 25, of Idabel, was born Oct. 9, 1973.

A homemaker, Sanchez was a member of Kulli Chito Presbyterian Church in Bethel, where she was a lifelong resident.

She married Salvador Sanchez on May 15, 1996 in DeQueen, Ark. He survives her of the home, along with two daughters, Mercedes Shalyn Sampson and Maria Angelica Sanchez.

Audra Maree Sampson Ruthletuner, 32 of Idabel was born Jan. 30, 1967, and was a lifelong resident of Bethel.

She was married to Larry Ruthletuner; he survives her of the home with two sons, Shane Harris and Lejay Harris; and one daughter, Jasmine Harris, of Wright City.

Other survivors include their mother and stepfather, Nettie and Jimmy Webb, Lockesburg, Ark.; their father, Albert Lee Sampson, Seminole; two brothers, Robert Leon Sampson, Idabel, and George Richard Pell, Wilburton; and two sisters, Rebecca Ann Tollett, Wright City and Esterlyn Marsuise Pell, Lockesburg, Ark.

Ellen Sanders

Word was just received of the death of former longtime Wewoka resident Ellen Elizabeth Sanders, 79.

Sanders died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 at her home in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Graveside services have been set for 1 p.m. Oct. 9, 1999 at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Sanders will be buried beside her husband, Melvin, on the anniversary of his death.

She was born Nov. 21, 1919 in Apache to David Savage and Mae Hackett.

A graduate of Central High in Oklahoma City, Sanders attended OSU before her marriage to Melvin Sanders in 1945.

She was a housewife, and of the First Christian Church faith.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Alexander, Overland Park, Kan.; three daughters, Malinda Patterson, Ada, Cynthia Penny, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Patricia Hartmann, Moses Lake, Wash.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

10-14

 

George Sanders

OKLAHOMA CITY - Funeral services for Seminole County native George James Sanders, 52, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Pastor Eddie Dye will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Sanders died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 5, 1947 near Seminole to Marvin and Juanita (Battiest) Sanders.

He lived in the Oklahoma City area many years and was employed by Larry Spencer Chevrolet as a service department dispatcher.

Sanders served in the National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife, Diane, of the home; one son, George James Sanders Jr., also of the home; one daughter, Shelley Denise Sanders, Oklahoma City; one brother, Fred, Oklahoma City; and his mother, of Bowlegs.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

10-12

Donald Savage

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Donald Savage, 68, were held today at Church of Christ.

Burial followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Savage died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 31, 1931 in Dill City to Othel A. and Gertrude (Easter) Savage.

A veteran, he served in the United States Air Force.

Savage has been a resident of Seminole since 1959, when he moved from Norman.

He was the owner and operator of Don’s Backhoe, Dozer and Dumptruck Service for 35 years.

Savage was a member of the Church of Christ and the Kiwanis Club.

He married Thelma Lee (Jones) Savage on June 1, 1951 in Anchorage, Ala. She survives him of the Seminole home.

Savage was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and one son, Jeffrey Scott Savage, on Aug. 31, 1980.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Felecia Savage, Seminole; three brothers, Barney Savage, Teague, Texas, O.A. Savage, Stratford, and Jerry Savage, Bentonville, Ark.; three sisters, Wanda Savage, Ada, Avis Savage and Linda Rosson, both of Stratford.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to Heart Disease.

1-15-99

Luella Savage

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Luella Downing Savage, 92, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Galilee Baptist Church, Shawnee.

Rev. F.S. Scott will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Savage died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999 at Mission Hill Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Fadtra Downing, one sister, Vergie (Downing) Smith Jackson, and one brother, Sam Downing.

Survivors include one son, John Gus Savage, Oklahoma City; one sister, Gladys Pearson, Seminole; and one grandson.

 

12-19-99

Bobby Sawyer

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Bobby Lee Sawyer, 65, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Chupcogee Family Cemetery in Maud.

Services are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Sawyer died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born Feb. 8, 1934 in Ada to Bobby and Emilee (Collar) Sawyer.

He was raised in Ada and attended Ada Schools. He enlisted in the US Navy on Jan. 17, 1955 and was discharged on April 20, 1955.

On Feb. 8, 1959, he married Ida Long in Durant; she survives him of the home.

Sawyer retired from Willis Concrete after 30 years and remained a Wewoka resident until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Bernice Younts and one son, Michael Sawyer.

Other survivors include Michael Sawyer, Konawa, Tina Sawyer, Oklahoma City, Jonnie Sawyer, Shidler, April Sawyer, Shidler, Pauline Counts, Henryetta and Roy Martin, Wewoka; two sisters, Elise Covington, Oklahoma City and Enner Banker, Ada, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are scheduled to be Jeff Long, Andrew Long, Gabbie Long, Eric McNac, Roy Martin and Quinn Martin.

6-15

Eula Sawyer

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Eula Mae Sawyer, 73, were held today at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sawyer died Saturday, June 12, 1999 at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

She was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Cromwell to Walter and Ruby Ora (Boatman) Burleson.

A homemaker, Sawyer is a former secretary in Texas for a number of years, and is a former member of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Hearon; one sister, Ernestine Gentry and her mother.

Survivors include her father, of Wewoka; one son, Wesley H. Sawyer, Yukon; one daughter, Gloria Patterson, Odessa, Texas; two brothers, James Walter Burleson, Sherman, Texas, and Walter Burleson Jr., Chandler; three sisters, Imogene Nelson, Ada, Nona Sue Hartsell, Houston and Reba Harris, Texas; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Myra Schaefer

BARTLESVILLE - Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Myra Jo Tuttle Schaefer, 63, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Neekamp Funeral Home Chapel, Bartlesville.

Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Schaefer died Friday, May 21, 1999 at Jane Phillips Hospital.

She was reared in Wewoka, and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1953.

Schaefer retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. in 1995 after 43 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, P.J. and Pearl Tuttle.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Schaefer, of the home; and one sister, Rosella Vallandingham, Wewoka.

 

Warren Francis Schroeder

Gone is a man who was loved and respected by many. A quiet man who was never boastful, never prideful, and always ready to lend a hand to those who reached out.

Services for longtime Seminole resident Warren Francis Schroeder, 79, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Fr. Basil M. Keenan officiating the services.

A Marine Honor Guard will salute Officer Warren Francis Schroeder during graveside services at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Seminole, following the chapel services, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Schroeder was born April 14, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, to Fred and Ruth (Maher) Schroeder.

He died April 12, 1999 at his home in Seminole, in the arms of his bride.

On December 24, 1954 Schroeder proposed to Margaret Ruth Evans in front of a picturesque window overlooking Pearl Harbor in Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii. On April 14, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the First Christian Church, he took Margaret as his bride, lifelong mate, best friend and confidant.

Schroeder said, "she was the best birthday present I will ever get." She survives him of the home.

A true, blue American with much respect for his country, he served in the United States Marine Corps from July 5, 1938 to August 1, 1961 before retiring as Chief Warrant Officer (Marine Gunner).

Schroeder received a medal from the emperor of China, Chiang Kia Shek, for outstanding services while stationed in China.

Schroeder stood by the American dream in his own life. He worked hard and supported his family, as well as his extended family at times.

He enjoyed flying, fishing, especially with his granddaughter, Jennifer, whom he said was the "best little fishing buddy a fella could have," collecting guns, scuba diving, swimming, hunting and reading.

Schroeder reared his son, Fred, along with numerous other Seminole boys while in their Cub Scout and Boy Scout training. He gave them a piece of the American dream to start their lives with.

Always the one to go the extra mile and stay up the extra hours, Schroeder was a great teacher to the young men. He continued the troop meetings and training lessons beyond the times that Fred was involved.

A man ready to serve his community as well as he served his country, Schroeder, was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Seminole Police Department.

He served as both an active duty Seminole police officer and Seminole Auxiliary Police Officer. He was formerly Chief of the Seminole Auxiliary Police.

Schroeder was also a Seminole County reserve officer. His law enforcement career spanned more than 25 years.

He was a member of the Seminole Civil Defense since 1963. A "storm tracker," he trained others in the skills that came naturally to him.

Those who know Schroeder, knew him best as "Seminole 14," his call name on the emergency frequencies, and later as "Seminole 26." He helped train some of our current officers on the Seminole Police Department today.

Schroeder was a member of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Reserve Law Offices Association, Boy Scouts of America, IAPES, and National Rifle Association.

Schroeder came to Seminole in October 1961 and began work with the Oklahoma State Employment Office in March 1962. Here he worked until his retirement in July 1985.

His parents and one sister, Madeline Waters, preceded him in death.

Schroeder has one son, Fred Joseph, who was one of his best friends in life; a daughter-in-law, Mona Lisa; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh, whom he cherished and spoke often of as "the other light in my life." They reside in El Paso, Tex.

Other survivors include one sister, Harriet Forberger, North Bellmore, Long Island, N.Y.; two nephews, Warren Forberger and wife Ronnie, Babylon Village, N.Y. and Bobby Waters and wife Mary Ann, East Islip, N.Y.; two nieces, Claudia Lavounty, West Palm Beach, Fl. and Vicki Calcagna, Freeport, N.Y.; and Artie and Doris Schroeder, Newport Richey, Fl.

Pallbearers will be Chris Mills, Dave Bonebrake, Stu Phillips, Sam Laffoon, Terry Morris, Dave Anderson, Joe Branham and Lary Herdlitchka.

Honorary pallbearers are listed as Jim Schultz, Robert Dodson, Babe Adams, Herb Gunter, Mike Knowles, Tom Lemmings, Les Jones and Charles Sisco.

Schroeder will surely be missed. He has gone on to travel the road that many have traveled before, while a little of his love and goodness lingers within those who were fortunate to know him.

 

 

 

Published in The Seminole Producer

On Tuesday, October 5, 1999

Vol. 73, No. 156 – Page 8

 

Clifford Alvin Scott

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Clifford Alvin Scott, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stout Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Bill Worden is set to officiate at the services and interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Scott died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born Oct. 11, 1918 at Mounds to Bryant and Bertha (Holmes) Scott; both parents preceded him in death.

Scott was raised in the Wewoka area and attended and graduated from the Wewoka schools.

After graduation, Scott worked in Wewoka for a number of years before marrying Lorraine Estelle Hubbard; she preceded him in death in 1993.

They lived in Wewoka for several years before moving to Illinois where he worked as a mechanic.

In 1977, Scott retired from Plains Pipeline as pipeline superintendent.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Miglia, Lyman, Neb., and two sons Ross Scott, Valencia, Calif. and Rocky Scott, Washington state, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Wallace Williams Sr., Wallace Williams Jr., Lester Williams, Roy Ainsworth, Jim Mitchell, and Simy White.

 

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Charles Seaman

Charles Allen Seaman was born Feb. 12, 1908 in Green City, Mo. to John A. Seaman and Bertha A. (Martin) Seaman.

He passed away Nov. 9, 1999 in Norman.

Charles attended school in Missouri and moved with his parents and family to Seminole in the early 1930’s. He was associated with Deep Rock Oil for several years.

Is was in Seminole that he met Hazel Higdon, his future bride. They were married on Nov. 24, 1938. They shared 60 years together.

On the day before their 4th wedding anniversary, Charles left for Ft. Sill to serve in the Army. From there he went to Atlantic City for basic training.

He then went on to Radar and Electronic schools in Palm Beach, Fla., Athens, Ga., and New Orleans, La.

He was then sent to Ipswich, England where he served two years (until the end of World War II).

When the war was over, he returned to Seminole, where he became part-owner in a restaurant for three years, He then decided he would like to continue using the training he had received in the Army.

He applied for work at Tinker Air Force Base and was hired the following week.

He worked in electronics at Tinker for 32 years.

Charles and Hazel made their home in Seminole until Oct. 15, 1998, when they moved to Rivermont Retirement Community in Norman. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Rivermont on Nov. 24, 1998.

Charles was a wonderful husband to Hazel and a loving and caring father to their three children, Gary, Don and Debbie. He was also the devoted grandfather of four grandsons, Brandon, Christopher, Nicholas and Aaron.

 

His hobbies include being an avid gardener, talented mechanic and electrician, and caretaker of all four-legged creature (especially those injured and weak).

Charles was a true renaissance man, capable of all types of projects and activities, excelling in most everything he attempted.

An extraordinary man, Charles will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two sisters, Rita Seaman and Helen Hook, and one brother, Paul Seaman.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel; son, Gary L. Seaman and his wife, Carolyn, of Dallas, Texas; son C. Don Seaman and his wife, Renata, Dallas; daughter Debra Seaman Langdon and her husband, Carl, Phoenix, Ariz.; grandsons Christopher and Nicholas Seaman, Dallas, Brandon and Aaron Seaman, Phoenix, Ariz.; sister Olive Atchison, Seminole; sister-in-law, Thelma Spiller and her husband J.O. of Norman; sister-in-law Edna Higdon, Hutchinson, Kan.; and a host of wonderful nephews and nieces.

Charles loved all of you so much.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. David Karges will officiate.

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Mary Seaton

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Mary C. (Springfield) Seaton, 79, were held today at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Dr. Ray Sikes of First Baptist Church in Choctaw officiated at the service. Interment followed at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Seaton died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999 in Midwest City.

She was born Dec. 25, 1919 in Maud to Ernest Eldon and Serena Emmaline (Tiffin) Sparkman.

A longtime resident of Pottawatomie County, she attended schools at Harjo and Maud.

A homemaker, Seaton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh, American Legion Auxiliary and Rebekah Lodge.

She married Jess W. Springfield on Dec. 23, 1937 in Tecumseh. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1977.

She then married Vernon H. Seaton on Feb. 15, 1984 in Oklahoma City. He survives her of the home.

Seaton was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Glenn Sparkman.

Other survivors include three sons, Ron Springfield, Larry Springfield, both of Midwest City, and Walt Springfield, Choctaw; two stepdaughters, Judy White, Tecumseh, and Nancy Seaton, Yukon; two stepsons, John Seaton, San Angelo, Texas and Mark Seaton, Tecumseh; three sisters, Arietta Cook, Amarillo, Texas, Francis Parvin, Friona, Texas, Maude Kemp, Pottsboro, Texas; one brother, Eldon Sparkman, Abernathy Texas; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Tom Sevier

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Tom Sevier, 96, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Chapel.

Tom Billie Sr. will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Sevier died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home.

He was born June 24, 1902 in Hitchite, Indian Territory to Louis and Amanda (Thompson) Sevier.

He attended Nuyaka Boarding school, and moved to Wewoka in the late 1920’s.

He retired from work as a welder, rancher and pipeline worker.

Sevier was a member of Grave Creek Baptist Church, Hitchitee.

He married Alice Factor Oct. 25, 1932; she preceded him in death on July 9, 1974.

Sevier was also preceded in death by one son, John Sevier in February, 1987.

Survivors are his daughter, Sheila Hooper, Seminole; one granddaughter and one stepgrandson.

Pallbearers are listed as Louie Dean Sevier, Tommy Sevier, Rick Hood, Mickey Davis, Herb Johnson and Hermin Foster.

Honorary pallbearers include Donnie Foye and Mike Hood.

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James Sexton

Graveside services for Sasakwa native James J. Sexton, 73, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Cemetery, west of Tecumseh.

Rev. Scott Bates will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Sexton died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at his Tecumseh home.

He was born Aug. 24, 1925 in Sasakwa to Alvin and Onnie (Hensley) Sexton.

A veteran, he served in the US Marine Corps from December 1943 until April 1946 during World War II.

Sexton was also in the Air Force Reserves.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base, where he worked as a sheet metal mechanic.

Sexton was a member of Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church, and had lived in Tecumseh for the past 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary Sexton.

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Sexton, and Donna Santin, both of Midwest City; one son, James Sexton, Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Nadine Lawyer, Seminole; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Daniel Sharp

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Daniel Raymond Sharp, 55, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at House of Prayer.

Rev. Johnny Chesser will officiate at the service. Burial will follow under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sharp died Monday, April 26, 1999 at Prague Hospital.

He was born April 15, 1944 in Wewoka to Dewey Carl and Maudie (Molleur) Sharp Jackson.

A veteran, Sharp served in the National Guard, and was a carpenter by trade.

Sharp was affiliated with the House of Prayer in Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, David Sharp and Dewey Sharp Jr.

Survivors include his mother, of Seminole; two sons, Raymond Sharp and Bobby Sharp, both of Wewoka; three daughters, Kathy Dodson, Wewoka, Patty Goad, Shawnee, and Wanda Carder, Tahlequah; the mother of his children, Helen Ruth Brown, Cromwell; four brothers, George Sharp, Wewoka, Kenneth Sharp, Chickasha, Carl Sharp, Yukon and Joseph Sharp, Jones; four sisters, Bonita Burkhart and Geneva Coy, both of Los Alamos, N.M., Juanita Hume, Espanola, N.M., and LeVita Pearson, Little Rock, Ark; and 11 grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Bill Chesser, Francis Underwood, Richard Underwood, Kevin Merriman, Richie Morphis, Eddie Dodson, Robert Morphis, and Johnny Morphis.

 

 

Sharp

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Edith Shaw

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Edith M. Shaw, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Shaw died Thursday, June 3, 1999 at her Seminole home.

She was born Oct. 6, 1920 in Paoli to Curtis Edward and Nelli Ward Loyd.

A bookkeeper, Shaw was employed with Foss Drug in Golden, Colo., and was a member of Amazing Grace Church in Seminole.

She was married to John W. Shaw on Oct. 31, 1949 in Ada. He survives her of the home.

Shaw was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Other survivors include one son, Rick Adams, Bedford, Ind.; one daughter, Sandra "Tootie" Harber, Seminole; two sisters, Cottie Magruder, Seminole, and Vera "Bebe" Coombs, Bella Vista, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

 

 

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John Shaw

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident John W. Shaw, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Shaw died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

He was born Jan. 3, 1923 in Morilton, Ark. to Thomas Lavi and Clara Priscilla (Abbott) Shaw.

A veteran, Shaw served in the US Coast Guard during World War II.

He worked as a plumber at the Colorado School of Mines, and was a member of the Assembly of God.

He married Edith M. Loyd on Oct. 31, 1949 in Ada; she preceded him in death on June 3, 1999.

Shaw was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Rick Adams, Bedford, Ind.; one daughter, Sandra "Tootie" Harber, Seminole; three brothers, James Shaw, Salanas, Calif., Tommy Shaw, Louisville, Ken., and Shirley Shaw, Madill; one sister, Wanda M. Loenneke, Mamphis, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

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Winnie Shaw

Graveside services for Konawa resident Winnie Opal Shaw, 83, are scheduled for 2:30 Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Rev. Bob Payne will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Shaw died Tuesday, May 18, 1999 in Ada.

She was born April 16, 1916 in Sasakwa to Lucy Marshall and Ed Gaines.

A retired telephone operator, Shaw lived in San Diego, Calif., and moved back to Konawa in the early 1970’s.

Shaw was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and First Baptist Church, Konawa.

She was married to Chuck Shaw; he preceded her in death.

Shaw was also preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sisters, Eunice Raines, Konawa, and Helen Roulston, Guthrie.

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Mary Shawn

MOORE - Funeral services for Wewoka native Mary Lynn (Moore) Shawn, 68, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Moore.

Pastor Allan Cox will officiate at the service. Interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery at 3 p.m. under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel.

Shawn died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999 in Moore.

She was born March 19, 1931 in Wewoka to Bert and Elsie Moore.

Shawn attended Seminole High School until her senior year, when she move to Borger, Texas.

A homemaker, she volunteered for many years at Bass Baptist Hospital for many yeasr, then at Moore Municipal Hospital until it closed.

Shawn was an avid bridge player, and was a regular at the Brand Senior Citizens Center.

She married Charles W. Shawn on June 17, 1949 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Prague. He survives her of the home.

Shawn was also survived by one son, Steve, two brothers, Kenneth Moore, San Antonio, and Dr. Roger Moore, Ft. Worth; and three grandchildren.

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George Shell

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, George Fred Shell, 51, Midwest City, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Strothers Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Shell died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 8, 1948 at Shawnee to Charles Fred "Pete" Shell and Mary Marjorie (McChesney) Shell.

Shell lived in Seminole for 18 years.

After graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force.

Shell is preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include Marge Shell, Jones, one son, Charles Aubry Shell, Edmond, two daughters, Angela Shell Mathis and Anna Lee Shell, both of Edmond.

Other survivors include a brother Don Shell, New Mexico and a sister, Charlotte O’Toole, Ireland.

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Allie Shelton

Funeral services for Allie Nicole Shelton, daughter of Seminole residents Jeffry Lynn and Tami Jeanne (Pace) Shelton, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Shelton died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was three months and one day old.

Shelton was born Aug. 24, 1999 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by one grandfather, Willard Jennings Shelton in 1997.

Survivors include her parents of Seminole; one stepbrother, Justis Lynn Shelton, Oklahoma City; and grandparents, Buster and Naomi Pace, Seminole, and Nadeen Shelton, Bartlesville.

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Paul Shepherd

Funeral services for Seminole resident Paul Hatten Shepherd, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Reverend Joe Faircloth will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Shepherd died Wednesday June 9, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born May 1, 1923 in Chelsea to Cluis and Bessie Shepherd.

Shepherd retired as a building contractor and moved to Seminole 14 years ago from Tulsa.

A Veteran, he served as a Sergeant in the Army. Shepherd was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church in Seminole and a member of the American Legion.

He was married to Marie Lo Lindsay who preceded him in death April 18, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Clinkenbeard of Seminole, and Paula Milan of Safetyharbor, Florida; three siblings, Leon Shepherd of Bethel, Rev. Bill Shepherd of Shawnee, and Berniece Crow of Tecumseh; and seven grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Dee Wilkerson, Larry and Ronnie Davidson, Billy Barneck, Stevie Shepherd, and Vince Ward.

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Roy Shepherd

Funeral services for Seminole native Roy E. Shepherd, 91, were held Monday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Rev. Rusty Williams officiated at the service. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.

Shepherd died Tuesday at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born Aug. 22, 1907 in Seminole to Dan and Alice (Waite) Shepherd.

He attended Mountain View School, and in 1933, he received a degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

Shepherd served in the US Army Air Force.

He farmed and raised cattle near Asher for 27 years, and also ran loading machinery for a gravel-washing pit on the property.

He retired in 1973, and moved to Shawnee, where he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Shepherd married Opal Bernice Jones on Dec. 29, 1937. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

The family requests that memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.

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Kenady Shook

Funeral services for Kenady Faith Shook, infant granddaughter of Seminole resident Lequita Martin and great-granddaughter of Byron and Alma Martin, were held at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee.

Steve Moss officiated at the services. Arrangements were under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home in Muskogee.

Shook died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.

She was born to Kara and Paul Shook. They survive her of the home.

She was preceded in death by one grandfather.

Other survivors include one sister, Karsyn Shook, of the home; grandparents Lequita Martin, Seminole, Wilma and Paul Hamilton, Inola, and Golden Shook, Muskogee; and great-grandparents Wilbur and Clara Cobb, Nicholasville, Ky.

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Eugene Short

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Eugene Bryan Short, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Wewoka.

Wayne Parker will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Short died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center hospital.

He was born March 18, 1920 in Walters to Euell B. and Lois (Hunt) Short.

A veteran, Short served in the US Army during World War II and Korea.

He was employed with the United States Post Office in Wewoka until his retirement.

A member of the Masonic Lodge, Short was an avid traveler, fisherman and bird hunter.

He married Eunice Marie Self on June 12, 1946 in Seminole. She survives home of their Seminole home.

Short was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Lucille Baily and Virgina Short.

Other survivors include three nephews, Walter Eugene Bialy, New York, James Bialy, Florida and Kenneth Bialy, New York.

Pallbearers are listed as Ray Meeks, Emit Smart, Bill Perkins, Eddie Abbiss and Lynn Hensley.

Honorary bearers are Carl Lawson, Wilbanks Harrison, Stuart Henzel, Herman Harper, Fred Lacquement, James Hart, Raymond Smith, Orville Muir, Sam Cluck and Ed Lough.

Earl ‘Red’ Simonton

LINDSAY - Funeral services for former Varnum student Earl "Red" Simonton, 73, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Lindsay.

Rev. Bill Love and Rev. Gene Sanders will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home.

Simonton died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at his home in Lindsay.

He was born Dec. 29, 1925 in Papoose in northern Hughes County to Mary Elizabeth (Edmundson) and Earl LeClair Simonton Sr.

A veteran, Simonton served in the US Navy as Gunner’s Mate Third Class from 1943 to 1946. He received an American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Medal; and the WWII Victory Medal.

He moved to Lindsay from Mosherville, Mich., and began his career as fishing tool operator with Atlas Fishing Tool Company.

In 1966, Simonton joined B&B Tool Company, working more than 25 years and retired from Weatherford, Inc. in 1995.

He married Barbara Ann Boyd in Rawlins, Wyo. on March 10, 1948. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Danny Simonton, Bobby Simonton, Lindsay, and Steve Simonton, Tulsa; brothers and sisters, Betty Brady, Richard Simonton, Sally Rich, Marvin Simonton, Paul Simonton and Robert Simonton; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are listed as Mickey Newby, Bob Poteet, Terry Yandell, Gene Jones, Clifford Kelly, Odie McManus.

Honorary bearers include Chub Lindey, James Harris, Charlie Mote, Foch Davis, Mike Harrison, Jim Standridge, and Mike Crawford.

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Lisa Sipes

Dylan Sipes

Funeral services for Lisa Rene Sipes, 27, and her son, Dylan Gage Sipes, 20 months, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Lisa and Dylan both died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 in an auto accident four and one-half miles south of Wewoka.

Lisa was born Jan. 28, 1972 in Wewoka to Douglas Sipes Sr. and Betty (Hines) Sipes.

A lifelong resident, she attended Wewoka schools as a child.

Sipes was employed with United Design for five years, beginning in 1994, and was currently employed with Wrangler.

Her son, Dylan, who also died in the accident, was born Jan. 18, 1998 in Ada.

Her daughter, Taryn Sipes, survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Douglas Sipes; maternal grandparents, Faye and Herman Smith, and one paternal uncle, Calvin Eugene Sipes.

Other survivors include her father, Douglas Sr. and his wife, Linda Sipes, of Wewoka; her mother, Betty Sipes, Sasakwa; seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Teddy and Yvette Sipes, Amos Sipes, Jamie Sipes, Jennifer Sipes, Jessica Sipes and Austin Sipes, all of Wewoka; paternal grandmother, Mammie Gene Mathis, Holdenville.

Also surviving her are six maternal aunts, Pat Whelan, Seminole, Vicki Davis, Wewoka, Shonna Porter, Wewoka, Kay Smart, Burns Flat, Angie Garrison, Texas and Sue Dingles, Wewoka; three maternal uncles, Grant Smith, Wewoka, Eugene Smith, Davis, and Dwight Smith, Wewoka; and one paternal uncle, Jimmy Ray Sipes, Holdenville.

Pallbearers are listed as George Porter, Clay Chaney, Tim Dicketts, Conley Clark, Simy White, Bee John Davis and Eric Hall.

Honorary pallbearers include Micheal Davis and Scotty Davis.

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Billie Smith

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Billie Rae Smith, 72, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at her Seminole home.

She was born April 10, 1927 in Seminole to James Rae Snodgrass and Jackie (Grogg) Snodgrass Turner.

Smith was employed at Tinker Field until her retirement.

She moved to Seminole from Cushing over 28 years ago.

Smith was preceded in death by her father; her stepfather, C.O. Turner and one sister, Joyce Snodgrass.

Survivors are listed as her mother, of Seminole; two daughters, Darla Ga Bickell, and Robin L. Brown, both of Cushing; six grandchildren

 

 

 

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Clifford Smith

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Clifford Dale Smith, 44, were held today at Fairview Cemetery in Holdenville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Smith died Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at his home in Holdenville.

He was born Sept. 26, 1954 in Oklahoma City to Johnnie Lee and Carol A. (King) Smith.

He attended Shawnee and Harrah Public Schools and owned Cliff’s Paint and Body in Oklahoma City and Seminole for many years.

Smith was a member of several Baptist Churches, most recently Temple Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jonathan Edward Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Kolander, of the home; one son, Trevor Dale Smith, Shawnee; one daughter, Tara Dawn Smith, Shawnee; four brothers, Johnnie Lee Smith Jr., Oklahoma City, Dennis L. Smith, Seminole, Howard Ray Smith, Shawnee, and Earnest Eugene Smith, McAlester; two sisters, Christy Howerton, El Reno and Joy L. Smith, Bethel.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Shawnee.

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Doris Smith

Seminole resident Doris Jean Smith, 77, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born March 28, 1922 in Kentucky to C.T. and Vera Collier.

Smith volunteered as a Pink Lady at the hospital.

She was married to L.D. Smith, who preceded her in death.

Smith was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Henry Seeley, Seminole; one daughter, Conni Streeter, Seminole; two brothers, Merle Collier, Huron, S.D., and Mainord Collier, Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Elmer Smith

PONCA CITY - Funeral services for Elmer Smith, 79, father of a Wewoka resident, were held today at First Baptist Church Chapel.

Rev. Hance Dilbeck, pastor, officiated at the service. Burial followed at the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Smith died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Okmulgee to Claude and Aurie (Hall) Smith.

He grew up in Ponca City and received his education in the Ponca City schools, and graduated from there.

A veteran, Smith served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, and was Honorably Discharged in 1945.

Following his discharge, he went to work for the Continental Oil Company in November 1945. He retired as a Research Technician with Research Services on Feb. 1, 1982.

Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Disciples Class, the American Legion Huff-Minor Post #14.

He married Wanda Rose Hogan in Blackwell. She preceded him in death May 5, 1992.

Smith was also preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and two sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Butler, Wewoka; one son, Kenneth Smith, Dallas, Texas; one brother, Gene Smith, Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Lance Butler, Todd Smith, Stephen Smith, Eldon Baughman, Joe Hogan and Danny Simms.

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Esther Smith

Funeral services for Esther Mae Smith, 74, mother of Seminole resident Patricia Cruce, were held this morning at First Assembly of God Church in Okemah.

Bro. Olen Edwards officiated at the service, with Rev. Steve Lowrance assisting. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.

Smith died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999 at Creek Nation Hospital

She was born March 12, 1925 in Okfuskee County to William Anderson and Emma Lee (Thomas) Wells.

A homemaker, Smith was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

She lived in Okfuskee County her entire life, and was a resident of Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was married to Eugene "Red" Smith on Feb. 26, 1946 in Arkansas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1993.

Smith was also preceded in death by one son, Bobby Wayne Smith, her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Smith and Charles Ray Smith, both of Okemah; four daughters, Shirley Guinn, Okemah, Wilma Lopez, Oklahoma City, Patricia Cruce, Seminole, and Marilyn Dickson, Okemah; two sisters, Josephine Bardin and Elouise Lundin, both of Tulsa; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

 

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Eva Smith

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Eva Lorene Smith, 89, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Smith died Saturday, March 6, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 5, 1910 in Pauls Valley to Mettie Lou (Montgomery) and Robert Franklin Pease.

Smith came to Seminole from the Tidmore area in 1915.

She was the former co-owner of Smith Pawn Shop in Seminole before retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church and former longtime member of the BPW.

She was married to William McCarren Smith; he preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Smith, Cortez, Colo., and Delbert Smith, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Dortha Howard, Seminole, and Berniece Henry, Oklahoma City; one sister, Pauline Moore, Hamilton, Ohio; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

6-25-99

Gary Smith

Funeral services for Gary Dean Smith, 57, Shawnee, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Patrick E. Bright will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at the Tecumseh Mission under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at the scene of a traffic accident at 7:15 a.m. two miles north of Seminole State College on SH 3.

He was born Aug. 4, 1941 in Laverne to J.P. Smith and Georgia Smith.

Smith was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, having joined in 1959.

He worked in Seminole for L & M Auto and Truck Repairs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Survivors include one son, Terry Smith, Leedy; four daughters, Paula Gage, Oklahoma City, Kay Kirby, Mangum, Dawn Smith, Oklahoma City and Misti Cearlock, Elk City; four brothers, Joe Smith, Oklahoma City, Bill Smith, Clinton, Don Smith, Boles, Ark., and Ted Smith, Fontana, Calif.; and two grandson.

04-13-99

James Smith

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, James L. Smith, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Fred Morrison will officiate at the services. Burial will follow t Little Cemetery.

Smith died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa.

He was born March 11, 1923 in Newblain, Ark., to Carl and Ethel (Jones) Smith.

A veteran, he served in the US Army during World War II.

Smith retired from the city of Oklahoma City in 1965 and was a member of the Seminole Masonic Lodge.

He married Wanda (Williams) Smith in 1989 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Smith was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Mary L. Smith on Sept. 12, 1997.

Other survivors include three daughters, Pat Wright, Tulsa, Leona Rose, Ola, Ark., and Mary Black, Seminole; and three sisters, Margie Sue Dooms, Tucson, Ariz., Betty Jones, Winneboro, Texas and Wanda Ackerman, Hemet, Calif.

 

6-20

Mable Smith

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Mable Florence Smith, 87, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Saturday, June 19, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 1, 1911 in Seminole County to Clyde and Ellie (Chandler) Logan.

A homemaker, Smith was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She was married to Lester M. Smith; he preceded her in death on Sept. 9 1968.

Also preceding her in death were one son, L.C. Smith, one brother, Delbert Logan and three sisters, June Gibbs, Marie Azline and Pearl Azlin.

Survivors are one son, Glenn Smith, Maud; four daughters, Verna Dice and Betty Casey, both of Seminole, Wanda Joyner, Perryton, Texas, Donna Hayes, Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Zella Smith

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Zella Smith, 97, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

N.R. Smith will officiate at the service. Interment is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Smith died Friday, July 2, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born March 11, 1902 in Quinton to Ben H. and Fannie (Webber) Cook.

Reared in Boonville, Ark., she came to Seminole at age 17.

Smith was admitted to Wewoka Nursing Center on Jan. 1, 1996, and remained a resident until her death.

She was a member of the Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church, Wewoka.

She married William Anderson Smith in McAlester. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Mulester "Buster" Cook.

Survivors are listed as two nieces, Sybil Conley, Wewoka and Sylvia Moye, Allen.

 

Kathryn Sneed

Funeral services for Seminole resident Kathryn (Woodfork) Sneed, 78, were held Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church.

Rev. Larry Crawford officiated at the service. Burial followed at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sneed died Thursday, July 29, 1999 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born Feb. 10, 1921 in McIntosh County to Sam and Lela (Frazier) Woodfork.

A homemaker, Sneed was a member of Galilee Baptist Church, Missionary Society, and was on the Sunday School Usher Board and the church choir.

She was married to J.L. Sneed; he preceded her in death.

Sneed was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Jackie Brown and one brother.

Survivors include one brother, Henry Woodfork, Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Rosetta Striblen, Tulsa; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

1-5-99

Joyce Snodgrass

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Joyce Marie Snodgrass, 68, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Chapel.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Snodgrass died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 at her home.

She was born Oct. 15, 1930 in Wewoka to James Ray Snodgrass and Erma (Grogg) Turner.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1947.

A homemaker, Snodgrass was a member of First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1978.

Survivors are her mother, of Seminole, and one sister, Billie Smith, also of Seminole.

Honorary pallbeares are listed as Wallace Minnick and Bob Webster.

2-21-99

Nora Snow

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Nora Lee Snow, 80, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Twin Oaks Baptist Church. Interement will follow at Little Cemetery.

Frank Hester will officiate at the services. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Snow died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

She was born Jan 1, 1919 in Seminole to John and Mary Morrison Byers.

A farmer and housewife, Snow was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church and the Seminole Chapter #452 of Eastern Star.

She married Orvil Snow Dec. 1, 1951 in Seminole. He preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1985.

Snow was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two sisters, Ada Byers, Seminole, and Mollie Thomas, Bakersfield, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, including Jack Davis and Rick Davis, both of Seminole, Judy Keys, Maud, and Pam Daniel, Oklahoma City.

 

Kenneth Speer Sr.

Graveside services for Seminole resident Kenneth Garland Speer Sr., 79, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Speer died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 26, 1919 in Tinsman, Ark. to George and Ollie (Williams) Speer.

A veteran, he served in the US Navy during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Speer was the president and general manager of Independent Tank Company, until his retirement after 40 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge.

He was married to Dorothy Pauline Speer on Aug. 4, 1940 in Oilton. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1998.

Speer was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Speer Jr., Henryetta and Robert Speer, Atoka; four grandchildren, Kenneth Speer III, Todd L. Speer, Robin Self and Kelly Richards; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Self, Jarrett Self and Zachery Speer; and one sister, Hazel Jane Meyers, Seminole.

Casket bearers are listed as Kenneth Speer Jr., Bob Speer, Todd Speer, Kenneth Speer III, Gerald Pickett, Jeff Self and Cory Richards.

Honorary bearers include Curtis Loftis and Billy Joe Loudermilk.

03/03/99

 

Susie Spencer

Funeral services for Susie Elizabeth Spencer, 75, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

The longtime area resident died Monday, March 1, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home, Seminole.

Wake services are set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Akasvmkv Baptist Church in Wewoka. She will be at the church until 10 a.m. Thursday.

Dave Bowlegs is set to officiate at the services. Interment will follow at the Mack-Bell Cemetery, near Cromwell.

She was born Oct. 22, 1923 to Oliver Spencer and Eliza Jo Tiger in Sylvia. She live in the Sylvia area until she moved to Spaulding where she lived for 26 years before moving to Wewoka and Wetumka.

She lived in Wetumka for 15 years and moved back to Seminole County in 1998 when she became a resident of Pioneer Nursing Home.

Spencer was preceded in death by her father in 1970, her mother in 1957, her stepfather, Bennie Tiger, in 1976 and one brother, Willie Spencer.

Survivors include three daughters, Kizzie Scott and Ella Mack, both of Seminole and Effie DeWitt, Wewoka; one sister, Irene Conley, Wewoka, and two great-grandsons.

Pallbearers are Leon Bell, Robert Fixico, James Fixico, Sam B. Harjo, Simion Johnson and Richard Deere.

Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Harjo, Andy Alexander, Ike Warrior and Tema Tiger.

June 3

 

 

Philip Warren Spurrier

OKLAHOMA CITY ¾ Funeral services for Bethany resident Philip Warren Spurrier, 45, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Belle Isle Community Church, 2600 NW 55th Place.

Rev. Steve Seaton will officiate, with services under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary.

Visitation is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 13125 N. MacArthur.

Spurrier died Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 6, 1953, in Magnolia, Ark., to John and Delores Spurrier.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was a CPA for Tom Pharaoh CPA and Associates.

He was a member of the Belle Isle Community Church and a faithful fan of the Oklahoma University Sooners.

He married Donna Ogle on Aug. 2, 1975; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include his sons, Matthew and Adam, both of the home; his parents, John and Delores Spurrier, Hennessey; brothers Steve and Terry Spurrier, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belle Isle Community Church.

11-7

Alta Stacy

MAUD - Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Alta Stacy, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church.

Rev. Leroy Kerbo will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Stacy died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999 at a Shawnee care center.

She was born May 12, 1921 in Hazel to W.A. and Docie E. (Sanders) Armstrong.

A homemaker, Stacy attended services at the Church of God.

She married Vollie O. Stacy on June 8, 1937 in Maud. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1991.

Stacy was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Harvey A. Stacy on March 16, 1981; three brothers, Ed, Vernon and Troy Armstrong; and two sisters, Maxine Castor and Lilly Mae Sylvester.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy O. Stacy and Ronald Stacy Sr., both of Shawnee; two daughters, Betty Walker, Nicoma Park, and Barbara Dooley, Locust Grove; three sisters, Lorene Robertson, Fern Smith and Dorothy Hitch, all of California; one brother, James A. Armstrong, Mustang; 16 grandchildren and a host of great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as her grandsons.

1-3-98

Gloria
Stanfield

Me morial services for Wewoka resident Gloria Stanfield, 67, are scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Don Demeter will officiate at the service.

Stanfield died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998 at Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 3, 1931 in Chicago, Ill. to Max and Bette (Schmidt) Liepertz.

Stanfield was raised in California, and attended school in San Clemente.

She moved to Wewoka in 1976, and was a resident for 23 years.

Stanfield worked for Edna Looney’s Inc., and was retired at the time of her death.

She married Charles Stanfield on April 15, 1979. He preceded her in death in November, 1992.

Stanfield was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Lori Blackwell, Wewoka; two sons, Larry Freeman, Wewoka, and Mike Freeman, Forks, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

1-19-99

Jacquita Stephen

Funeral services for Maud native Jacquita J. Stephen, 55, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rock Creek Baptist Church.

Rev. Reed Lynn will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

The casket will remain open until service time, and will not be reopened following the service.

Stephen died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999.

She was born Nov. 21, 1943 in Maud to Vance and Nelda (Kindle) Potter.

She was reared in Tecumseh and attended schools there, graduating in 1961.

She married Henry C. Stephen III in July, 1963, and they owned and operated Stephen Oil Company.

Since 1972, Stephen had lived in Shawnee, and was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and the Altrusa Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband in 1983.

Survivors include one son, Kraig K. Stephen, Shawnee; one daughter, Tiffany Marshall, Shawnee; and one grandson.

3-23-99

Charlie Stevens

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Charlie Stevens, 79, were held Monday at Shurden Chapel in Henryetta.

Rev. Jack Vance officiated at the service. Burial followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole, under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home.

Stevens died Friday, March 19, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born May 14, 1919 in Tishomingo to Audie and William Henry Stevens.

A retired oil field worker, he was a member of the Nazarene Church in Seminole.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army.

Stevens married Jewell Wallace on Oct. 26, 1979. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bill Stevens; one brother, Delmer Stevens; and two sisters, Willie Pullin and Mae Byerly.

Other survivors include one son, Charles Stevens, Oklahoma City; two stepsons, Glenn Nix, Sapulpa and Terry Wallace, Tiger Mountain; one stepdaughter, Mary Sue Johnson, Tiger Mountain; one sister, Cecil Little, Wewoka; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sic stepgrandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Stokes, Leon Elzy, Bobby Brison, Bill Nations, Raymond Brison and Jack Shoun.

Honorary bearers were Henry Deckard, M.C. Liest, Frank Clark and Otis Williamson.

11-10

Jo Stevens

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for Jo Ann Stevens, 61, sister of Seminole residents Edward Murdock and Linda Sue Murdock, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Rev. Ron Fleming will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Stevens died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 at her Shawnee home.

She was born Feb. 16, 1938 in Concho to James Murdock and Ella (Ayers) Murdock.

Stevens attended Dale Schools during her childhood.

A homemaker, she married Hubert Stevens in 1960. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1997.

Stevens was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Charles Murdock, and one sister, Betty Ticer.

Survivors include one son, Hubert Wayne Stevens, Shawnee; three daughters, Yolanda Aguinga, Little Axe, Paula Stevens, Oklahoma City, and Judy Stevens, Shawnee; three brothers, Edward Murdock, Seminole, Jimmy Murdock, Shawnee, and Freddie Murdock, ST. Louis; four sisters, Wanda Murdock, Shawnee, Carolyn Murdock, McLoud, Catherine Murdock, Shawnee and Linda Sue Murdock, Seminole; and nine grandchildren.

5-18-99

Jimmy Stone

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident, Jimmy Earl Stone, 63, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stone died Monday, May 17, 1999 at his home in Shawnee.

He was born Oct. 3, 1935 in Pine Valley to Robert Jefferson Stone and Edith (Manley) Stone.

Stone worked at Lanes Poultry in Granice, Ark. He did oilfield work in Oklahoma until 1985.

He moved to Seminole in 1976 and lived here until 1994 when he moved to Shawnee.

Stone was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a private from 1953 to 1955.

He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Stone married Bertie Stone; she preceded him in death on May 20, 1998.

He was also preceded in death by parents and one brother.

Survivors include a two daughters, Roberta Blackard, Shawnee, and Vicki Whitted, Paris, Texas; two sons, John Michael Stone, Blossom, Texas, Jerry Don Stone, Colorado, Spring, Colo., two stepsons, Jerry Beaty, Haton, Ark. and Dale Beaty, Broken Bow; one sister, Shirley Stone; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

 

4-22-

Ora Stone

Graveside services for Konawa resident Ora Lee Stone, 81, were held today at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Bob Payne will officiate at the service. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Stone died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 in Ada.

She was born Dec. 13, 1917 in Marietta to Martha Lillie and Stephen A. Brooks.

A homemaker, Stone had lived in the Konawa area since the late 1940’s.

She was married to Frank Stone in Konawa on April 22, 1910. He preceded her in death July 9, 1984.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn J. Baker, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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Ozie Stone Sr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ozie Bob Stone Sr., 57, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Richard Pickup and Rev. Eddie Gooden will officiate at the service. Interment will follow Spring Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Stone died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 in Asher.

He was born Dec. 4, 1941 in Ada to John William and Nora (Hensley) Stone. He was raised in Ada, and attended school in Byng.

Stone began working at Muir’s Quick Meal Steaks in March, 1966, and continued until October of 1998 due to illness.

He was baptized at Spring Church on April 6, 1969.

Stone married Lana Wood May 16, 1959 in Sulphur. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father in February, 1981, and his mother in January of 1974.

Other survivors include his children, Mickey Stone, Bob Stone and Becky Stone, all of Wewoka; two brothers, Jerry Stone, Decater, Ark., and Henry Stone, Oklahoma City; two sisters, June Barnes, Henryetta, and Mary Cole, Asher, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Ed George, Joe Coon, Flanders Byford, Thomas Harjo Jr., Terry Olivo and Rick Looney.

Honorary bearers include Norman "Rooter" Greenwood, TJ Stone, Terry Stone, Robin Billey, Troy Stone, George Barnes, Michael McCurtain and Roy Stone.

5-27

J.D. Stotts Jr.

Funeral services for Seminole area resident J.D. Stotts Jr., 89, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Jim Waller will officiate at the service. Entombment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Stotts died Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at his home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1910 in Checotah to Maude (Marlon) and John Dolph Stotts Sr.

He was employed with Conoco for 40 years as a field supervisor before his retirement in 1974.

Stotts married Edith Austin on April 16, 1932 in Pauls Valley. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jack, and one sister.

Survivors include one brother, Amos Stotts, Sulphur; two grandchildren, Danny Stotts and Susie Randall, two great-grandchildren and the mother of his grandchildren, Barbara Sjoberg.

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Donald Strayhorn

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Donald Strayhorn, 65, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Steve Cline will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Strayhorn died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born April 27, 1934 in Okemah to Shufford "Doc" Rethel Strayhorn and Jewell R. (Cheatham) Strayhorn.

A veteran, he served in the United States Army and National Guard.

He graduated from Seminole High School in the 1950’s, and spent time restoring antique cars.

Strayhorn was employed as a mechanic until his retired in 1998, and also for the Fina station in Letha until the 1970’s.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1973.

Survivors include his mother, of the home; two sons, Ricky Strayhorn, Tecumseh and David Strayhorn, Seminole; one daughter, Donna Garrett, Texarkana, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

9-14

Loneta Streater

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Loneta Streater, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson and Rev. Kellos Walker will officiate. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Streater died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

She was born Dec. 4, 1919 in Bowlegs to Lonnie and Easter (Collier) Northcott.

She married Edd "Bud" Streater on Dec. 13, 1941 at the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs. He survives her of the home.

Streater was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Easter Northcott; three brothers, John, Tuffy and Chok Northcott; and three sisters, Effie Patton, Bertha Williams, and Billie Jo Glen.

Other survivors include her children, Bobbie Slater, and Ben and Beverly Streater, all of Wewoka; three grandsons, Terry Streater, Eddie Streater and Darin Streater; and two great-grandsons, Eric Streater and Greg Streater, both of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers are listed as Terry Streater, Eric Streater, Greg Streater, Wayne Phillips, James Harrod and Bob Newman.

Honorary bearers include Robert Butner, Warr Cunningham, Gerald Hill, Warren Tribble and Vic Watts.

5-6

Lavada Stripling

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lavada Marie (Rie) Stripling, 45, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Weleetka High School Auditorium.

Milton Gleghorn will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at North Fork Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Weleetka.

Stripling died Sunday, May 2, 1999 at Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 2, 1953 in Clearview to Roy and Mary Ann (Johnson) Ballard.

She was reared in Clearview, where she attended grade school, then transferred to Weleetka High School, from which she graduated in 1971.

Stripling later attended Seminole Junior College, where she completed a program in Business Education.

She made her home in Seminole and Pottawatomie County, where she worked for Blue Bell and Neil Craig Insurance Agency.

At the time of her death, Stripling was employed with Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Pottowatomie County.

She was a member of the NEA, OEA, and was active in all Pleasant Grove School functions.

For many years Stripling was associated with the Church of Christ.

She was married to Jack Stripling in 1972; he survives her of the home.

Stripling was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Eddie Roy.

Other survivors include four children, Trilbya, Reneé, Delaney "Poodie" and Christopher "Bubba", all of the home; one stepson, Brett, of Newport News, Va.; two sisters, Shirley Nero, Sapulpa and Marilyn Jackson, Morris.

 

3-19-99

Sherman Stroud

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Sherman S. Stroud, 86, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Spring Creek Baptist Church.

Rev. Billie Ray Olden of Spring Creek Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Stroud died Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Wewoka Nursing Center.

He was born Feb. 22, 1913 at Chimney Mountain in Seminole County, and lived his entire life in the county.

Stroud was preceded in death by his parent sand two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Mae Stroud, Nobletown; and two brothers, Joe Huston and Rayford Huston, both of California.

Vera Sullivan

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Vera Alta Sullivan, 94, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Freeman Whitlock will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sullivan died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born March 21, 1905 in Durant to Lloyd Alford and Betha (Magness) Stevenson.

Sullivan owned and operated Sullivan Grocery and Market in Seminole in 1930, then was employed as an RN until her retirement in 1973.

She was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

She married Roy Sullivan on Oct. 8, 1923 in Allauwee. He preceded her in death.

Sullivan was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Billie Jean Sullivan, Seminole; three grandchildren, Britt Willis, Oklahoma City, Jeanne Landon Myers, Sterling, Ark., and Rosemary Royce, Lexington, Idaho; five great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

1-6-99

Georgia Tanksleary

Funeral services for Seminole resident Georgia May Tanksleary, 81, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Hugo.

Rev. Jerry Cooper will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Antlers City Cemetery under the direction of Mt. Olive Funeral Home, Hugo.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tanksleary died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born Oct. 9, 1917 near Ethel, to Rev. George and Eula (Miller) Billings.

Tanksleary spent most of her younger life in the Kent Community.

After moving to Hugo in 1986, she taught Sunday School at First Assembly of God Church, and also tutored youth with reading at the Hugo Guidance Center.

Tanksleary moved to Seminole in December, 1997 to be closer to her family.

She married Rev. Albert Tanksleary on Feb. 24, 1958 in Haworth. They pastored several churches, including Savannah, Farris, Kingfisher, and Grandfield Assembly of God Churches.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986; two brothers, Samuel and Paul Billings; and two sisters, Dora Stevens, and Mary Coldrin.

Survivors include one sister, Anna McEwen, Seminole; and one brother, Rev. James Billings, Primville, Ore.

2-2-99

Myrtle Taylor

Funeral services for lifelong Maud and St. Louis resident, Myrtle Carrie Ann (McGill) Taylor, 97, were held today at First Baptist Church, Maud.

Rev. Jim Kirkendall and Rev. George Bone officiated at the service. Burial followed at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Taylor died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in Eufaula.

She was born Feb. 6, 1901 in Indian Territory near Coalgate to Thomas C. and Laura (Blevins) McGill.

A homemaker, Taylor was a member of First Baptist Church, Maud.

She married George Ollie Taylor Aug. 19, 1914 in Ada. He preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1974.

Taylor was also preceded in death by her parents; two infant daughters; one daughter, Chessie Browning; one son, Charlie Taylor; two grandchildren; four sisters and seven brothers.

Survivors include three children, Elma Smith Mitchell, Maud, Laura Hice, Rockland, Calif., and George Taylor, Eufaula; one brother, Virgil McGill, Chickasha; and one sister, Ruth Ann McGill, Muskogee.

Also surviving her are 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

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Michael Tebe

Funeral services for Konawa resident Michael Dewayne Tebe, 24, are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Pentecostal Church of God.

Rev. Arthur Carpitcher will officiate at the family cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Tebe died Tuesday, June 22, 1999 in Ada.

He was born Sept. 14, 1974 in Shawnee to Joan and Vernon Cecil Tebe.

A roofer, Tebe was a lifelong Konawa resident, and a member of the Konawa Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include his mother and father, both of Konawa; one son, Jonathan Tebe, Konawa; and three brothers, Steven Nelson Tebe, Vernon Ross Tebe, and Jacob Tebe, all of Konawa.

Pallbearers are listed as Arthur Tebe, Paul Tebe, Steven Tebe, Lydell Yellowfish, Vernon Ross Tebe, Anthony Harjo, Reuben Perez and Lorenzo Perez.

12-19-99

Douglas Templeton

Graveside services for Maud resident Douglas D. Templeton, 72, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Tecumseh Mission Cemetery.

Rev. Frank Brewer is scheduled to officiate the services which are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home, Maud.

Templeton died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born July 9, 1927 in Holdenville to William Marvin Templeton and Birdie (Farrell) Templeton.

In 1969 he married Relta (Roberts) Hopkins in Amarillo, Texas; she survives him of the home.

Templeton moved to Maud from Holdenville to Maud in 1967. He was a heavy equipment operator and retired in 1986.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Other survivors include one son, Daryl Templeton, Maud, one sister, Alpha Saunders, Holdenville, two brothers Doyle Tampleton, Holden-ville and Deryl Tampleton, Cleo Springs; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

9-28

Ruby Terrell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Ruby Belle (Cook) Terrell, 93, were held today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley officiated at the service. Burial followed at Garden Grove Cemetery, south of Prague.

Terrell died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 at Mission Hill Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born Feb. 11, 1906 in Clinton, Ark. to Frank and Nancy Elizabeth (Cooper) Cook.

Terrell was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a former member of Garden Grove Ladies Aid.

She co-owned and operated Terrell’s Grocery from 1948 to 1964, then became a homemaker.

She was married to Robert Arnold Terrell in 1921 in the Garden Grove Community; he preceded her in death in June of 1964.

Terrell was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, three sisters and one brother.

Other survivors include two daughters, Norma Houston, Shawnee, and Betty Underwood and her husband, Melvin, Seminole; one daughter-in-law, Helen Terrell, Seminole; two sisters, Ruth Nordyke, Odessa, Texas and Pearl Denney, Prague; and grandchildren, Bob Terrell, Bartlesville, Nancy Rogers, Shawnee, Pat Berry, Shawnee and Tina Crawford, Seminole.

Casket bearers are listed as Keith Rogers, Keith Crawford, Troy Honeycutt, Bob Terrell, Richard Foresee and Steve Berry.

12-17

Henry ‘Karo’ Thomas

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Henry K. "Karo" Thomas, 82, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate at the services.

Cremation will follow the services, and interment will take place at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, north of Wewoka at a later date.

Thomas died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 at his Wewoka home.

He was born May 18, 1917 in Seminole County to Priest and Lucy (Sanders) Thomas.

He was reared in the Seminole County area as a child, and attended Pleasant Grove Schools.

Thomas enlisted in the US Army on May 28, 1941, and served as a medical technician during World War II.

He was discharged Dec. 14, 1945, and returned to Wewoka.

Thomas was employed with Filson Motors for many years, then went to work as a custodian for First Baptist Church until his retirement in 1997.

He married Thelma Robison on Oct. 15, 1993 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include his stepchildren, Lee Ernest Price, Oklahoma City, Shirley Barkus, Seminole, Vennetta Ramsey, Rose Marie Morrison and Charles Price, all of Oklahoma City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as Russell Daniels, Skeeter Spencer, Bobby Osborne and James Tiger.

Flower Girl will be Kay Daniels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-16-99

Ralph Thomas Sr.

Funeral services for Ralph L. Thomas Sr., brother of a Wewoka resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Oklahoma City.

Rev. Chester West of Emanuel Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Thomas died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 21, 1925 in Muskogee.

A 32nd degree Mason, Thomas retired from Tinker Field as a jet aircraft mechanic.

He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Looney was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one brother, Claude Thomas.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Deborah Jenkins, Hillsborough, N.J., and Angela D. Adams, Columbia, S.C.; one son, Ralph L. Thomas Jr., Beavercreek, Ohio; one sister, Wattyrene Stevenson, Wewoka; and eight grandchildren.

3-31-99

Louella Thomas

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Louella Thomas, 84, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Thomas died Sunday, March 28, 1999 at Louisville, Ky.

She was born Sept. 4, 1914 in Snyder to Paschall and Georgia Della (Watts) Davis.

A teacher, she began her career at Carr City Schools, and was named Teacher of the Year in 1976.

Thomas retired from Seminole Public Schools in 1977.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Sigma Phi and a former member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Thomas was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tommy Thomas; former husband, Vernon Thomas; and twin sister, Della Brooking.

Survivors include one son, Robert R. Stephens, Peoria, Ill.; one daughter, Debbie T. Wesslund, Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Kelly Davis, Vernon, Texas, and Dick Davis, Bryson, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Hinton, Columbus, Miss.; and five grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Kenny Brooking, Paul Wesslund, Brent Thomas, Melvin Brooking, Doyle Brooking and Robert Stephens.

 

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4-6-99

Johnny Thompson Jr.

Funeral services for former longtime Wewoka resident Johnny Thompson Jr., 48, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. F. Cochran of Thomastown Baptist Church will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Thompson died Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born April 30,. 1950 in Wewoka to Fannie M. Thompson.

Thompson was employed by the Veteran’s Administration and was a member of Thomastown Baptist Church.

He was married to Lena Thompson; she survives him of the home.

Thompson was preceded in death by two brothers.

Other survivors include his mother, of Wewoka; one daughter, Johnell L. Thompson, California; one son Enrique M. Thompson, Alaska; two brothers, Randall Keith Thompson, Arizona and Winford Lee Thompson, Tulsa; seven sisters, Shirley Thompson, California, Genone Thompson, Wewoka, Vernita Thompson, Wewoka, Verletta Thompson, Midwest City, Portia Jones, Richmond, Va., Renee Perry and Cheryl Brooks, both of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.

Michael Thompson

Funeral services for Michael K. Thompson, McAlester, 52, brother of Seminole resident Sandra Atyia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Bishop Chapel of Memories.

Rev. John Grubbs will officiate at the services, assisted by Rev. Jerry Hollaway. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with full military honors, under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

Thompson died Sunday, July 18, 1999 at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born July 12, 1947 in Vernal, Utah to William C. "Moose" and Mauzelle Alcorn Thompson.

He attended school in Seminole and Marlow before graduating from Enid High School in 1966.

While in high school, he attended the Missouri Military Academy, then attended Okmulgee State Tech before entering the United States Marine Corps in 1967.

He served a tour in Viet Nam and in December, 1969, was stationed in the US Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester as a security guard.

He married Judy Oliver on March 27, 1970 in McAlester.

Thompson re-enlisted in the Marines in 1972, and served until receiving a medical discharge in 1975.

He then moved to Enid, where he owned and operated Thompson’s Package Store for 15 years. He moved to Colorado in 1989 and back to McAlester in 1993.

Thompson was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the ASMIC and a member of the Indian Nation Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

He was a member of the Choctaw Nation and was an original member of the Honor Guard of the Choctaw Nation.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Lewey Thompson, McAlester; one sister, Sandra Atyia, Seminole; one uncle, D.I. Alcorn, Athens, Texas; one great-uncle, Jack Willis, Ponca City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill Thompson, Marlow.

Active pallbearers will be members of the Choctaw Nation Honor Guard, and Honorary bearers will be members of the Indian Nation Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the Marine Corps League or the Leukemia Society.

1-20-99

Glen Thompson

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Glen George Thompson, 85, were held Monday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated at the service. Burial arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Thompson died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center hospital.

He was born June 30, 1913 in Viola, Fulton County, Ark., to Elijah and Lou (Grisso) Thompson.

Thompson was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church.

He was married to Atha (Chastain) Thompson; she preceded him in death March 2, 1986.

Thompson was also preceded in death by his parents.

There were no survivors listed.

12-31

Hazel Tiger

Funeral services for Hazel Inez Tiger, 61, mother of Seminole resident Amy Yargee, were held today at the home of Madison Bucktrot.

Jerry Baker officiated at the services. Interment followed at the Bucktrot family cemetery under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Bristow.

Tiger died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999 at her residence near Okemah.

She was born Jan. 6, 1938 in Claremore to Wysena and Annie (Brown) Bucktrot.

Tiger lived near Okemah for the past 23 years, moving from Bristow.

She attended the Mutteloke Methodist Church, and was employed as a presser for the Oklahoma City Quality Cleaners before retiring in 1986.

Tiger was a member of the Sand Creek Ceremonial Grounds, Deer Clan and gave cultural demonstrations around the state.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Joe Jones in 1976 and Tema Tiger in October, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Amy Yargee, Seminole; two sisters, Ruth Crittendon, Stilwell, and Phoebe Jones, Claremore; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Sonny Tiger

Funeral services for Harry "Sonny" Tiger, 64-year-old Konawa resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Services are planned at Pickard Chapel under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

The funeral will be followed by a wake service Wednesday night and burial at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Douglass family cemetery.

Tiger died Monday at Konawa.

He was born June 9, 1935, in Spaulding to Lizzy and Ollie Tiger.

He was a construction worker and spent his entire life in the Konawa area. He was a veteran and member of the Baptist church.

Tiger’s survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; three daughters, Lillian, Samantha and Gina Tiger, all of Oklahoma City; two sons, Ollie Tiger, Konawa, and Musky Tiger, Sulphur; and 11 grandchildren.

 

6-8-99

Pamela Tiger

Funeral services for Wewoka native Pamela F. Tiger, 38, were held today at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Gary Hawkins and Rev. Charlie Denny officiated at the service. Interment followed at the Buck family cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Tiger died Friday, June 4, 1999 at University Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 22, 1960 in Wewoka to Leroy Joshua and Jane Tiger.

Tiger was reared and attended school in the Shawnee area, and was a member of the Cross Roads Cathedral in Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents, Amos and Mattie Hale.

Survivors include her father, of Okmulgee; one son, Micheal D. Chaney, of the home; one sister, Ginna Tiger, Shawnee; and one brother, Keith Tiger, Shawnee.

 

Tema Tiger

WEWOKA ¾ Outdoor funeral services for Tema Tiger, lifelong Cromwell resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Mack-Bell residence with ceremonial ground speakers.

Interment will be in Mack-Bell Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services were planned for Saturday at the home of Alice Mack, one and one-half miles west of the Rock Store in Cromwell.

The procession to the Mack residence was scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m.

Tiger died Friday at Shawnee Regional Hospital at the age of 65.

He was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Seminole County to Harry and Nettie Bell.

He attended school at Sequoyah and Butner. He worked for the city of Shawnee for 15 years.

Tiger was a member of the Fishpond Tribal Ground and the Alligator Clan. He was both Seminole and Creek.

He believed in keeping tradition alive by making ball sticks and attended traditional ceremonies. He also believed in passing the tradition on to younger people, traveling to schools in Georgia, Alabama and Florida to teach the Seminole and Creek traditions.

He married Hazel Bucktrot in September, 1978, in Bristow; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include his five children, Stella Lovings, Nettie Tiger, Wynette Tiger, Amy Yargee and Nora Camos, all of Oklahoma City; one sister, Eliza Wind, Cromwell; a half sister, Rhina Bell, Shawnee; two brothers, Leon and Kelly Bell, both of Shawnee; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Francis Cosar.

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William Tiger

Funeral services for William A. Tiger, 70, brother of a Konawa resident, were held today at Sallateeska Baptist Church.

Rev. Pete Mayse officiated at the service. Burial was held in Johnson Cemetery under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Tiger died Sunday, April 18, 1999 at his home.

He was born July 6, 1928 in Holdenville to Ewnah Jacob and Lillian (Foster) Tiger.

Tiger graduated with an associate of arts degree from Bismarck Junior College in North Dakota, and served two years in active duty with the US Marines in 1946-47.

Tiger was a retired minister and a member of Kickapoo Baptist Church.

He married Wanda Sue Wood on Aug. 17, 1958 in Oklahoma City. She preceded him in death.

Tiger was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include six sons, Charles E. Tiger, Hollywood, Fla., Boyd Tiger, George Tiger, Tony Tiger, Mark Tiger and William "Jacob" Tiger, all of Shawnee; daughters, Leona Tiger, Channa Tiger, both of Shawnee, Robin Tiger, Selfridge, N.D., and Jimmie Dover; two sisters, Katie Louise Harjo, Konawa, and Katie Lou Wood, Shawnee; and 20 grandchildren.

7-9-99

 

Charles Townsend

Charles Allen Townsend was born Nov. 20, 1948 to Willie H. Townsend and Dollie V. (Gosnell) Townsend at Konawa.

He departed this life July 9, 1999 at his home in Purcell at the age of 50 years, 7 months and 19 days.

Charles was raised at Konawa, graduating from Varnum High School in 1967. He also attended Tulsa Junior College.

Charles and Barbara Calger were united in marriage at Seminole in 1968.

He was self-employed owner and operator of trucks and is a member of the Independent Truckers Association. He also previously worked at home construction and Oklahoma Department of Correction.

Charles has lived in the Purcell area for approximately 25 years. He liked camping, fishing and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his father, Willie H. (Bill) Townsend.

Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home and his mother, Dollie Smith and her husband, Easley Smith, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Shelly Forbes, Norman, and Kelly Michels, Purcell; two brothers, Billie Townsend and wife Virginia of Cresapetown, Md., and Mike Townsend and wife Sharon, Dallas, Texas; one sister, Patricia Beall and husband Mike, Hugo; five grandchildren, Jade, Dillon, Sidney, Charlie and Stormee and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and friend to more his passing.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Wadley Funeral Chapel in Purcell.

Rev. Connie Schlarb is scheduled to officiate the services. Interment will follow at Vista Cemetery at Konawa, under the direction of Wadley’s Funeral Service of Purcell.

Casket bearers include Dean Lack, Jimmy Cannon, Eric Hendrix, Brent Fatkin, Brian Sturmon and Jack Cannon.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy be made to Vista Hospice Care Foundation, 4900 Richmond Square, Suite 203, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

8/13/99

Charles Trace

Funeral services for Charles William Trace, 62, brother of Seminole resident Clifford Trace, were held today at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Shawnee.

Rev. J. C. Farrand officiated at the service. Burial followed at Rest-haven Memorial Park.

Trace died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Pittsburg, Pa., to Charles Upton Trace and Florence Irene (West) Trace.

A veteran, Trace served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a supervisor at Tinker Air Force Base.

Trace married Charlotte Patricia Camara on June 30, 1952. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Survivors include sons Christopher Trace, Del City, Charles Trace, Fort Collins, Colo., Clifford Trace, Seminole and Craig Trace, Shawnee, daughters, Carolyn Trace and Cheryl Trace, both of Shawnee; one sister, Katherine Trace, Pennsylvania, and two grandsons.

 

 

1-22-99

Jacqueline Treadaway

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole County resident Jacqueline Maxine Treadaway, 73, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Frank Hester will officiate at the service. Burial arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Treadaway died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at her home in Midwest City.

She was born Nov. 14, 1925 in Van Buren, Ark. to Dennis and Verdia Lacey.

Raised in the Seminole area, Treadaway attended school in Bowlegs.

She was employed as a Commissary Clerk at Tinker Air Force Base until her retirement, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was married to Haskell Treadaway; he preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two sons, William D. Treadaway, Oklahoma City, and James Haskell, Loudon, Tenn.; two sisters, Clara Jane Hendrick, Oklahoma City, and Betty J. Williamson, Pauls Valley; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

7-7

Elzene Trimble

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Elzene Miller Trimble, 87, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Dan Anderson will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Trimble died Monday, July 5, 1999 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnatti, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 7, 1912 to Flora and Jake Miller in Ben Franklin, Texas.

Trimble grew up in Oklahoma City and Wewoka, where she attended high school.

In her younger years, she was employed by a Wewoka florist.

She traveled extensively around the world, and had lived in Houston, Texas, Washington, D.C., then Covington, Ken.

While living in Washington D.C., Trimble met many dignitaries, such as Pat Nixon, the Kennedys, Ladybird Johnson, President Richard Nixon, Billy Graham and danced with President Lyndon Johnson.

A homemaker, Trimble was active in many clubs and organizations, including Fort Mitchell Country Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Cincinnati Hills Garden Club.

She married Vance Trimble on Jan. 9, 1932. He survives her of the home.

The couple, who owned close to 5,000 volumes of books, donated funds to the Wewoka Public Library to build a new wing, and donated all their books to the Trimble Room of the library.

She had one daughter, Carol Ann, and two stepsisters, Edwina and Rena.

 

 

 

Mary Lou Troglin

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole County resident Mary Lou (Flowers) Reich Troglin, 52, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wolf Cemetery.

Rev. Lee Wayne Fowler and Rev. John Chesser will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Troglin died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 at her home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1946 in Shreveport, La., to Ardis and Ruby Pearl (McBeth) Flowers.

A housewife, Troglin was a member of the Coney Island Tabernacle in Bowlegs.

She married Charles Ray Troglin Sr., on Sept. 19, 1990 in Oklahoma City. He survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her mother and one grandson.

Other survivors include her father, Ardis, and stepmother, Nettie Flowers, both of Shreveport, La.; three sons, Dean Wayne Reich and Larry Michael Reich, both of Wewoka and Charles Wayne Troglin, Bowlegs; two daughters, Shelly Fowler, Sasakwa and Angela Lucas, Wewoka; two brothers, Kenneth and Timmy Flowers, both of Louisiana; three sisters, Carolyn Tucker, Konawa and Shirley Bolten and Gail Warner, both of Louisiana; and five grandchildren; and the father of her children, Larry K. Reich, Holdenville.

Casket bearers are listed as David Lucas, Joe Brown, Charles Ray Troglin Jr., Rodney Troglin, Larry Reich and Bill Chesser Sr.

Honorary bearers are Nathan Fowler and Brandon Reich.

 

 

J. Emery Troxell

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for former Seminole businessman J. Emery Troxell, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church.

Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Troxell died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 in a Shawnee hospital.

He was born Sept. 6, 1914 in Payne County to Howard A. and Mary Ellen Troxell.

A 1932 graduate of Shawnee High School, Troxell owned and operated Troxell Auto Parts in Seminole and Shawnee for 38 years before retiring in 1984.

He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, Shawnee Masonic Lodge #107, Shawnee Shriners Club, Lions Club, Elks Lodge #657, Shawnee Country Club, Oklahoma City Petroleum Club, OU Touchdown Club and was a 32nd degree Mason.

Troxell was also a past member of the board of directors of the Oklahoma Automotive Wholesalers Association.

He was married Iona Mae Cummings on Jan 14, 1935. She survives him of the home.

Troxell was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jean Troxell Herring; and three brothers.

Other survivors are one grandson, Steven J. Herring, Mentor, Ohio; and five great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 711 E. Federal, Shawnee, or the Shawnee Regional Hospital Foundation, 1102 W. MacArthur, Shawnee, 74801.

3-16-99

Steven Tulgetske

NEWALLA - Funeral services for Steven Michael Tulgetske, husband of a former Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10:30 a.. Thursday at Ideal Street Baptist Church.

Rev. Kevin Russell, Ardmore, will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Tulgetske died Monday, March 15, 1999 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 11, 1954 in Flint, Mich., to Wilfred John and Joan Ella (Santino) Tulgetske.

An assembly man at General Motors, he was a member of Choctaw Road Baptist Church.

He married Mila (Ledbetter) Tulgetske on May 24, 1997 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Tulgetske was preceded in death by his mother.

Other survivors include his father, of Newalla; one brother, Eric Tulgetske, Clio, Mich.; and three sisters, Becky Southerland, Oklahoma City, Jane Pandit, San Antonio, Texas, and Kimberly Smith, Flint, Mich.

Casket bearers include Erick Tulgetske, Gary Smith, Paul Southerland, Wylan Weems, Jim Ladd, Frank Peace and Steve Ledbetter.

4-18

Robert Tyner

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Tyner, 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Tyner died Friday, April 16, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center hospital.

He was born Feb. 19, 1929 in Seminole to Clinton Edward "Ed" and Oma K. (Watkins) Tyner.

A veteran, he served in both the United States Army and Navy, and received the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.

Tyner was formerly employed with Moran Pipe and Supply, and Oklahoma Liquefied Gas of Seminole, and owned and operated a car dealership in Seminole until his retirement in June, 1991.

He married Lou Ann Montgomery on Feb. 24, 1961 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Tyner was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kathrine Duff.

Other survivors include one daughter, Debbie Jackson and her husband, Danny, of Midwest City; and one grandson, Damon Jackson, Midwest City.

Casket bearers are listed as Les Walker, Glen Carrell, Chris Carrell, Manuel Rath, C.M. Clark, Dub Childers.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

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04/13/99

Elsie Underwood

Funeral services for Seminole resident Elsie Lillian Underwood, 89, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Charles Troglin and Rev. Dewayne Bobbitt will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Underwood died Saturday, April 10, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born May 28, 1909 Near Vernon, Ala. to Jessie and Mary Jane (Smith) Jones.

Underwood was a homemaker, a pastor’s wife, worked several years at Pat’s Café and a few years at Harvest House.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and Coney Island Tabernacle Church.

She married Rev. Gerald R. "Shorty" Underwood on May 10, 1929 in Perry. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1996.

Underwood was also preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Underwood, Seminole, and Jessie Underwood, Shawnee; and three grandchildren, Aaron Underwood, Shawnee, and Joshua and Leslie Underwood, both of Seminole.

 

3-23-99

William "Whitey" Vandeveer

Funeral services for William Clyde "Whitey" Vandeveer, husband of a Wewoka native, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pentecostal Holiness Church, Calvin.

Rev. Larry Chesser and Rev. James Caudill will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home.

Vandeveer died Monday, March 22, 1999 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 8, 1921 in Calvin to William Henry and Leola (Chronister) Vandeveer.

He was reared in Calvin, where he attended school.

Vandeveer joined the US Army in Aug. 1942, and served until December, 1946 in the Air Corps in the South Pacific.

Vandeveer was a member of Gleaners Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He married Hazel Roper in Wewoka on March 29, 1947. The couple resided in Holdenville for a few years, then moved to Calvin.

His wife survives him of the home.

Vandeveer was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Vandeveer and one sister, Ida Woodruff.

Other survivors include two sons, Donald McCoy, McLoud, and Clyde Lee Vandeveer, Mena, Ark.; three daughters, Norma Treat, Odessa, Texas, Billye Conley, Seminole and Jean Wilbanks, Calvin; one sister, Kate Catlett, Tulsa; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Larry VanZant Jr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Larry Don "D.J." VanZant Jr., 23, were held Saturday at Parks Brother Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah.

Paul Heard officiated at the service. Interment followed at Welty Cemetery.

VanZant died Wednesday, May 19, 1999 in Wewoka.

He was born July 25, 1975 in Okemah to Larry Don VanZant Sr. and Rita LeMay.

He graduated from Okemah High School in 1994 and joined the US Marine Corps.

VanZant was a member of the Holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Evelyn and Jackie Dearman.

Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Bobby VanZant, Pendleton, Ore., Tyler VanZant and Russell VanZant, both of Okemah; three sisters Shawna Stanley, Medford, Ore., Nikki VanZant, Bakersfield, Calif., and Stephanie VanZant, Orlando, Fla.; and grandparents, Don and Bobbie VanZant, Bristow.

6-15

Charles Vass

SHAWNEE - Graveside services for former longtime Seminole resident Charles Vass, 62, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Fred Morrison will officiate at the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Vass died Saturday, June 12, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born March 12, 1937 in Seminole to Thurman and Lela Vass.

Schooled in Prairie Valley, he lived most of his life in Seminole, moving to Shawnee two years ago.

Vass was a veteran of the US Air Force from 1955-59.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Vass was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, of Shawnee; his wife, Rose Vass, of the home; one son, Charles Michael Vass, Seminole; two daughters, Denise North, and Jenen Vass-Factor, both of Seminole; one sister, Judy Smith, Hazelville, Kan.; two brothers, Tommy Vass, Ada and Jerry Vass, Paden; and seven grandchildren.

 

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9-21

Harold Veach

Graveside services for longtime Bowlegs resident Harold Lloyd Veach, 61, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Veach died this morning, Sept. 21, 1999 at his home in Bowlegs.

He was born Oct. 30, 1937 in Wynnewood to E.A. and Bessie (Hendricks) Veach.

Veach worked in the oil field, and was affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

He married Paula Marie Webster on Dec. 24, 1966 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She survives him of the home.

Veach was preceded in death by his father in 1952; his mother in 1960; one daughter, Myra M. Wilfong, in 1967; two sons, Markel M. Wilfong in 1989 and Sean E. Veach in 1995; and one sister, Barbara Smith, in 1990.

Other survivors include three sons, Michael M. Worley, and Mitchell M. Worley, both of Seminole, and Starland L. Veach, Bowlegs; two daughters, Sabre L. Dixon, Ada and Kristina M. Veach, of the home.

Also surviving him are five brothers, James V. Veach, Choctaw, Darrell Veach, Bowlegs, Larry D. Veach, Bartlesville, Albert Veach, Pampa, Texas and Arron Veach, Seminole; one sister, Evelyn Marie Hadley, Bartlesville; and 18 grandchildren.

9-21

Ila Villines

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Ila Vivian Villines, 87, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Dan Factor will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Villines died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 12, 1912 in Maud to George Houston and Vada Darthula (Weatherford) Roberts.

A homemaker, Villines was a member of the Wolf Freewill Baptist Church.

She was married to Vernon Douglas Villines on June 30, 1930 in Konawa. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1985.

Villines was also preceded in death by one infant son in 1931, and one brother, Roy Arvle Roberts.

Survivors include two sons, Vernon Dale Villines, Wolf, Wade Lynn Villines, Hominy; one daughter, Mona Rae Harrington, Wolf; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Helen Vulgamore

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Helen "Earlene" Vulgamore, 55, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Vulgamore died Thursday, June 17, 1999 at Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 18, 1943 in Little Rock, Ark. to Earl and Helen (Morris) Martin.

A homemaker, Vulgamore lived in the Seminole area 30 years ago, and was currently residing in Odessa, Texas.

She married Loyd Vulgamore on March 13, 1962 in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ricky Martin.

Other survivors include one son, Joe Vulgamore, Odessa, Texas; four brothers, Randy Martin and Jimmy Martin, both of Houston, Bobby Martin, Jefferson, Texas, and Herman Martin, Holland, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Honorary bearers are listed as Larry Vulgamore, John Seifried, John Seifried III, Mark Seifried Stacy Cooper, and David Bass.

11-26

Claudia Wade

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Claudia Maurine Wade, 72, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Midwest City.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Seminole.

Wade died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lurry, and one sister, Mildred Leach.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Wade, Cooper City, Fla.; two sisters, Ernestine Cunningham and Justine Blake, both of Seminole; and one brother, Oliver Lurry, Seminole.

 

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Edna Waite

Memorial services for Seminole resident Edna Waite, 85, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Waite died Sunday, June 27, 1999 at her Seminole home.

She was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Western New York to David and Maria (Hinterberger) Congo.

Waite was employed with Waite-Reimer Building Company in the office.

She was married to Oscar J. Waite. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Alix Botsford and her husband, Marvin, Seminole; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

02-26-99

Jessy Walker

WEWOKA — Funeral services for Jessy Cy Walker, infant great-grandson of Wewoka residents Lee and Judy Cloud, are scheduled for Saturday.

The baby was born Dec. 24 in El Reno to Robbie West and Jeremy Walker. He died Wednesday at Park View Hospital, El Reno.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Chapel. Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate. Burial will follow in the Douglas family cemetery near Konawa.

The baby was preceded in death by great-grandparents Robert Lee, Mary Lou West and Tommy West; and by great-great-grandparents Porter West, Legus and Sissie West and Harry Morgan.

Survivors include his parents, of the home, two sisters, Jennifer and Felicia West, both of the home; grandparents, Lucilla and Bobbie McGirt, Holdenville, Leo Cloud of Moore, and Linda and Mike Jackson, Oklahoma City; great grandparents Lee and Judy Cloud, Wewoka, Agnes West of Konawa and Sarah Griner, El Reno; and great-great-grandmother, Emma Foster, Shawnee.

Pallbearers will include Brandon Boblett and Michael Ague.

6-11

Leslie Walker

Funeral services for Leslie Ann Walker, infant daughter of Terry and Joammie Walker, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Seminole Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Houston Tiger are set to officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Seminole Indian Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Walker died Thursday, June 10, 1999.

She was born June 4, 1999 in Oklahoma City, and was baptized on June 10.

Walker was preceded in death by one grandmother, Joan Burgess in May 1995.

Survivors include her parents, of the home; one brother, Wesley Roulston, Shawnee; two sisters, Theda Roulston, Washington, D.C., and Tiffany Walker, Konawa; and grandparents, Alex Burgess, Spaulding, Christine Gibson, Konawa and Laurie Roulston, Konawa.

5-2

Morgan Walker

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Morgan E. Walker, 80, of Rusk, Texas, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.

Rev. Thom Chappelle will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler.

Walker died Wednesday, April 28, 1999 in Jacksonville, Texas.

He was born July 17, 1918 in Payson. He had lived in Rusk for the past four years.

A member of the First Baptist Church, Walker had retired from Pan American Petroleum Company in Elmore City.

He became a 32 degree Mason in 1975 and was a member of Eastern Star, Wewoka.

A veteran, Walker served in the US Army’s 45th Division during World War II, and was a member of VFW and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wanetta Walker, Rusk, Texas; one son, Thomas Walker, Wewoka; one daughter, Moretta "Marty" Lucas, Rusk; one brother, Johnny Walker, Oklahoma City; one sister, Geneva Melson, Chandler; and one grandson.

 

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Willie Walker

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Willie Jo Walker, 87, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Walker died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 in Springdale.

She was born July 23, 1912 in Katy to Vance and Floy Shelton Hale.

Walker had lived in Konawa for a time, and also in McLoud before moving to Springdale in 1987.

She was married to Ernest E. Walker for 54 years; he preceded her in death in 1981.

Survivors include three daughters, Jerrie Lee Griffith, Oklahoma City, Ruth Jo Stevenson, Springdale, and Linda Carole Dixon, McKinney, Texas; two brothers, Ed Hale, Carlsbad, N.M., and Leon Hale, Eufaula; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

1-20-99

Edith Wallis

Funeral services for former Cromwell resident Edith Bell Wallis, 95, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel, Okemah.

Rev. Charles Jones will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Schoolton Cemetery.

Wallis died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 at a Shawnee nursing home.

She was born April 29, 1903 in Asher to Frank and Lola Burrsaw Butler.

A homemaker, Wallis was a member of the Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church, and lived in Cromwell until moving to McLoud in 1989.

She married Richard E. Wallis on Jan. 26, 1945. He preceded her in death May 28, 1986.

Wallis was also preceded in death by a stepson, Bobby Wallis.

Survivors are one stepson, Boyd Wallis, Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Nona Dennis, Eufaula, and Laverne Carr, McAlester; 13 stepgrandchildren, 22 stepgreat-grandchildren and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Abe ‘Habon’ Walters

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Abe "Habon" Walters, 54, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. T.J. Fixico and Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at the Goate family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. tonight at Stout Chapel.

Walters died Saturday, July 17, 1999 in Wewoka.

He was born Dec. 19, 1944 in Wewoka to Frank Walters and Susie Leitka Walters.

He was reared in the Wewoka area and attended Justice Elementary and Spaulding School.

Walters enlisted in the US Army in May, 1967, and received an Honorable Discharge in April, 1969.

After his service time, he worked in Oklahoma City for a short time, then returned to Wewoka, where he worked for Bemo’s Paint and Body Shop for 10 years.

Walters was a member of the New Hope Pentecostal Church, and was baptized April 15, 1990 by Rev. Fixico.

He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Solomon "Rusty" Walters.

Survivors include his mother, of the home; five sons, Abe Walters Jr., James Walters, John Walters and Tony Walters, all of Tecumseh, and Davis Walters, Shawnee; one daughter, Vanessa Walters, Tecumseh; three sisters, Lillie Harjo, Betsy Harjo and Vivian Walters, all of Wewoka; seven brothers, Isaac Walters and Louis Walters, both of Okemah, Leo Tiger, Seminole, Frank Walters, Shawnee, Jessie Long, Holdenville, Leon McPerryman, Cromwell, and Roy Larney, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers are listed as Leo Tiger II, Earnest McPerryman, Sagey Hicks, Jr. Harjo, Simon Larney and Jeremy McPerryman.

Honorary pallbearers include Greg Poafpybitty, Walter Factor, Benny Bemo, B. John Davis, Charley Cosar, Cop Tiger, Simmer Hicks and Jimsey Harjo.

6-2

Nina Walton

Funeral services for former Cromwell teacher Nina (Burk) Walton, 80, were held today in Shawnee.

Walton died Monday, May 31, 1999 at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born April 22, 1919 in Rich Mountain, Ark. to Clarence and Emma Burk.

Walton graduated from Acorn High School in Acorn, Ark., and East Central University in Ada.

She had taught school in Cushing as well as Cromwell.

Walton had lived in Wellston since 1979, and moved to Shawnee four years ago.

She was a member of the Oklahoma Educators Association.

Walton was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include five daughters, Karen Sue Roberts, Guthrie, Linda June Toops, Cushing, Gwen Ellen Fisher, Oklahoma City, Billie Ann Hensley, Norman, and Galen Patricia Rowlands, Canyon City Colo.; two sons, David Burk Walton, Lone Grove, and Paul Stuart Walton, Coos Bay, Ore.; two sisters, Billie Burk Shepard, St. Louis, Mo., and Emma Maurine Wessels, Bull Head City, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

4-6-99

Luemonia Wandrick

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Luemonia (Skipper) Wandrick, 81, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Baptist Church.

The church’s pastor, Rev. Lawrence Butler, will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Wandrick died Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 2, 1917 in Seminole County to Orange and Noriss (Flemings) Skipper.

She is survived by one sister, Mabel Webb, Los Angeles, Calif.

6-13

Jewell Ward

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Jewell Viola Ward, 87, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at First Free Will Baptist Church, Bristow.

Rev. Gene Jackson will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home.

Ward died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 in Tulsa.

She was born July 17, 1911 in Schulter to Charley and Ida Mae (Reddell) Ewing.

She lived and was reared in Sasakwa before moving to Bristow in 1954.

She married George Andrew Ward on Sept. 10, 1927 in Okemah. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1977.

Ward was also preceded in death by one son J. W., in 1990, three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include five children, Jeweldean Martin, Bristow, Wanda Johnson, Seminole, Barbara Atwell, Sapulpa, Geneva Davidson, Bristow and James Wark, Bristow; four brothers, Frank Ewing, Pratt, Kan., John Marvin Rayburn, Midland, Texas, George M. Rayburn, Bristow and LeRoy Rayburn, Dale, Ind.; 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grand-children and eight great-great-grandchildren.

6-15-99

Troy Lee Ward

MEEKER — Funeral services for Troy Lee Ward, 75, Meeker, were held today at the Meeker First Christian Church.

The Rev. Don Campo officiated. Interment immediately followed at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Prague.

Ward died Saturday, June 12, 1999 in Meeker.

He was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Asher to Clyde William Ward and Margie Bell (Bettis) Ward.

On March 30, 1945, he married Alba Mae Guinn in Wewoka; she survives him of the home.

The couple made their home in the Pottawatomie County area. He was an elder in the First Christian Church of Meeker and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Meeker Masonic Lodge.

Ward was self-employed dairy farmer for many years and owned and operated a trucking company from 1968 to 1984.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Other survivors include one daughter, Linda Case, Meeker, and two granddaughters.

 

July 23, 1999

Kenneth F. Warden

Kenneth F. Warden, born April 1, 1923, at Lamar, Okla., passed away Thursday, July 22, 1999 at his home in the Strother community, where he had resided since 1947.

He grew up in the Prague and Paden area, graduating from Paden High School in 1940.

After serving in the US Army and Army Air Corps during World War II, he owned the K.F. Warden Welding Service and was a farmer.

He drove a bus for Strother School for 13 years and later served on the Strother School board.

He also worked for the US Corps of Engineers as a gatekeeper at Porum Landing on Lake Eufaula for three years and at Strayhorn Landing on Lake Tenkiller for one year.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and hard work.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Veta McGehee Warden, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Don and Sharon Warden of Tecumseh, and Kenneth Lynn and Linda Warden, Seminole; and daughters and sons-in-law, Kay Francis and Joe North of Fort Smith, Ark., Karol Jean and Charley Parker of College Station, Texas, and Denise Davis, Seminole.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Amy and Eddie Szczepan of Seminole, Pam and Mike Bailey of Paden, Kenny Warden of Seminole, Misty Lunsford, Seminole, Shannon and Cary Morgan of Seminole, April North and Randy North of Fort Smith, Kristi Troxel of College Station, Tedda, TJ and Trevor Davis of Seminole and Mabry, Ben and Becky Parker of Littleton, Colo.

Survivors also include his three great-grandchildren, Taryn Morgan, Seminole, and Tyler and Kassidy Bailey of Paden.

He is also survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, John R. and Lavonne Warden, Wellston, and D.L. Warden, Prague.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.F. and Georgia Warden, and one grandson, Jeremy Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999 at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

 

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Velma Warden

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Velma Lee Warden, 83, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Harvey Road Baptist Church.

Rev. Robert Hightower and Rev. Fred Morrison will officiate at the service. Burial will follow under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Warden died Friday, March 5, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 22, 1915 in Sallisaw to Arthur and Rosie (Shivers) Tye.

A homemaker, Warden was active in many churches in the Seminole area.

She was married to Ennis Warden, who preceded her in death.

Warden was also preceded by two sons, A.V. and Richard Warden, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include six sons, Robert Carl, Johnny and Jessie Warden, all of Seminole, Melvin Warden, Yukon, Floyd Warden, Meeker, and Russell Warden, Shawnee; three daughters, Elsie Hill and Linda Hoskison, both of Seminole, and Rosie Soule, Bowlegs; 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Warden’s grandsons are listed as pallbearers.

 

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11-16-99

Yortis Warman

Word was just received of the death of former Seminole County resident, Yortis Warman, 44.

She died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999 at her home in Okemah.

After the cremation, a private family service will be held.

She was born Sept. 10, 1955 in Arkansas to Robert and Susan Caples.

Warman moved to Seminole about five years ago, before moving to Okemah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Sherman Caples.

Survivors include three children, Nicole Stafford, Holdenville, Christopher Caples, Vacaville, Calif., and Brandy Curry, Seminole; 11 brothers and sisters, Donna Lamey, Mary McClure, Richard Caples, Bobby Ray Caples, Cassie Neel, Roberta McKinley, Sara Madden, Michael Caples, Steven Caples, David Caples, and Cecil Caples; and four grandchildren.

5-18-99

Iva Warren

Former long-time Wewoka resident, Iva Warren, 85, Lawton, died Friday, May 14, 1999 in Lawton.

No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Ritter Gray Funeral Home, Lawton.

Warren was born June 29, 1913 at Hennessy to Homer and Cora Bozworth.

She attended Lamont High School. She married Albert Warren; he preceded her in death.

Warren was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Doyle Warren, a grandson, Mark Anthony Warren, three sisters, Dora Bozworth, Eva Kay and Neva Jean Taylor and three brothers, Loyd Bozworth, Waldo Bozworth and Johnny Bozworth.

Survivors include two sons, Gene Farrell Warren, Lawton and Earl Warren, Wetumka; two sisters Velma Falconer and Opal Neal, both of Ponca City; three grandsons and one-great-grandson.

3-23-99

Michael Warrenburg

Funeral services for Michael Allen Warrenburg, 48, brother of a Seminole resident, were held today at Dale Church of Christ.

Dewayne Thomas and Rick Ramsey officiated at the service. Burial followed at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Roesch Walker Funeral Chapel.

Warrenburg died Saturday, March 20, 1999 at his home in Dale.

He was born Nov. 11, 1950 in Shawnee to J.D. and Dean (Stapleton) Warrenburg.

He graduated from Choctaw High School in 1969, and was a maintenance worker at Tinker Air Force Base.

He was a member of the Dale Church of Christ.

Warrenburg was preceded in death by his father and one grandfather, Elmer Sanders.

Survivors include his mother, of the home; one grandmother, Alice Thrasher, Dale; two brothers, Reed Warrenburg, Seminole, and Jim Warrenburg, Tecumseh; and his former wife, Judy Ellis, Tecumseh.

1-12-99

Oleta Washburn

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Oleta Washburn, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel, Holdenville.

Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Washburn died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999 at Southwest Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 4, 1913 in Holdenville to Ed and Tiny (Bates) Brown.

Washburn grew up and attended school in Holdenville, graduating in 1930. She then attended business school for one year.

She lived in Yeager and Seminole for 30 years before moving to Norman in 1970.

She married Bob T. Washburn on Sept. 13, 1932.

Washburn was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Bobby Rene and G.W. Washburn; one daughter, Naida Hines; one sister and one brother.

Survivors include four daughters, Marie Roberts and Sandra Jackson, both of Mustang, Margaret Lachner, Sun River, Ore., and Carol Burris, Yukon; one brother, Harold Brown, Turlock, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

5-2

Gary Watson

Graveside services for Seminole County native Gary Louis Watson, 55, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Watson died Friday, April 30, 1999 at his home in Chickasha.

He was born Nov. 17, 1944 in Wewoka to H. L. and Betty Lou (Garrett) Watson.

He lived his early years in Seminole, and attended Seminole Schools.

Watson was employed as a security guard in Chickasha.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, of Seminole; two daughters, Dawn Hendryx, Norman, and Ashley Watson, Indianapolis, Ind.; one brother, Greg Watson, Las Vegas; and one grandson.

3/12/1999

Mary Lou Watters

Funeral services for Mary Lou (Tarpley) Watters, 77, the mother of a Wewoka woman, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville.

Rev. Glen Eves and Rev. Kellos Walker will officiate the services. Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Watters died Friday, March 12, 1999, at the Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born May 19, 1921 in McCurtain County to Roy Tarpley and Bertha (Eaves) Tarpley.

She was reared in the Yeager community and has lived in Yeager, Bilby, Holdenville and Sasakwa areas.

On Oct. 24, 1937, she married A. M. Watters in Seminole County; he preceded her in death in 1975.

She worked as a cook for New Model school and Holdenville Nursing home.

She was preceded in death by one son, Alvie O. "Buddy" Watters in 1973, by two grandchildren, Carl and Tina Watters and one step-grandson, Joe Howell.

Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Watters, Holdenville, Charles "Chuck" Watters, Holdenville, Derrell Watters, Morrison, and Rickey Watters, Lakeland, Fla.; two daughters, Mary Lyon, Wewoka, and Rena Orsburn, Holdenville; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grand-children, three brothers and one sister.

 

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Leona Watts

Graveside services for Maud resident Leona Lucille Watts, 79, were held Saturday at Konawa Cemetery.

She died Friday, June 25, 1999.

Watts was born May 18, 1920 in Pawhuska to Albert Wood and Leona Winfield (Starns).

A homemaker, she was employed at Valley View Hospital for several years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

She married Gilbert Bates on July 28, 1937. He preceded her in death. She was also married to Earl Watts in Oklahoma City; he also preceded her in death.

White was also preceded in death by three brothers, William Fran Starns, Claud L. Starns and
Billy E. Starns; and both parents.

Survivors include one son, Dan Bates, Alpine, Texas; three stepdaughters, Bobbie Hillhouse, Berwyn, Penn., Earline Whittaker, and Loretta Winkler, both of Liberal, Kan.; two stepsons, Wayne Watts, Minneapolis, Kan., and Drew Watts, Wacona, Minn.;

Other survivors are one brother, Jimmy C. Starns, Seminole; two sisters, Kathleen Grims Belt and Mary Jo Rains; nine stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

 

 

 

3-24-99

Sam Webb

Funeral services for former Seminole businessman Sam L. Webb, 82, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Broadway United Methodist Church, Tecumseh.

Rev. Will Bentley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Webb died Monday, March 22, 1999 in Shawnee.

He was born Dec. 17, 1916 in Vivian to John Livingston and Daisy Martha (Hopkins) Webb.

Webb attended school in Tecumseh before moving near Eufaula and graduating from Onapa High School.

A veteran, he served on the USS Independence for two years with the US Navy during World War II.

After his discharge, he continued his work as a shoe salesman in Seminole and Shawnee.

Webb also spent a short time as an insurance salesman, owned a cattle ranch and worked in oilfield construction until his retirement in 1985.

He was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Tecumseh since the 1920’s.

Webb was a supporter of the Earlsboro High School basketball teams, and served on the county water board for many years.

He married Bernice C. Joiner in Checotah on March 29, 1937. She survives him of the home.

Webb was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Debbie Haase; one sister, Ada Archer; and three brothers, Joe, Oral and Don Webb.

Other survivors include one son, Tom Webb, Champagne, Ill.; and one daughter, Patty McKelvey, Tecumseh; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Rickie Welch

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Rickie Joe Welch, 52, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Lone Dove Cemetery, north of Sasakwa.

Floyd Jameson will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Welch died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 24, 1946 in Holdenville to Herbert and Alma Welch.

A production roustabout foreman, he worked in the oilfields.

Survivors include three daughters, Rena Nail and Shawna Welch, both of Bakersfield, Calif., and Malina Welch, of the Holdenville home; five grandchildren and another expected; and one special friend, Phillis James.

Pallbearers will be porter John Olden, Steve Nail, Hubert Reich, Rodney Martin, Larry Reich and Chris Keefer.

Honorary pallbearers include Travis Barker and Troy Keefer.

4-9

Charlotte Weldon

Graveside services for former Seminole native Charlotte Francis (Killingsworth) Weldon, 84, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Weldon died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 in Dallas Texas.

She was born May 14, 1918 in Seminole, the third of six children to George and MaryEtta (Spurr) Killingsworth.

Weldon was crowned homecoming queen of Seminole High School in 1935, and graduated one year later.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, she taught school before starting a family.

Weldon was a member of Garden Clubs all over the United States, and traveled extensively, including a trip down the Amazon River.

In her later years, she moved to Texas to live with her son.

She was married to Vance Weldon, a Lieutenant in the US Navy. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Weldon, Dallas, and Barry Weldon, Vinita; one brother, John Killingsworth, Shawnee; and two sisters, Bargaret Burns and George Etta Emerson, both of Oklahoma City.

8-5-99

 

Ada West

 

Funeral services for Ada Belle (Mills) West, 79, of Seminole are set for Friday at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home.

West will be buried at Little Cemetery.

She died Aug. 4, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center.

West was born in Sylvian on Oct. 19, 1999 to R.M. and Bertie Mae (Arnold) Mills.

West was raised in Seminole before moving to Cushing, returning to Seminole in 1994.

She married Johnnie Lee West on January 31, 1939 in Little.

West was a Co-owner of Eunice’s Dress Shop in Cushing.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole, the Shell Retirees Club and the Christian Women’s Fellowship Group.

West was proceeded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Andrea West of Highland Village, Texas; one daughter, Darlene Rogers of Flower Mound, Texas; one sister, Edna Parrish of Seminole; three brothers, Claude Mills of Midland, Texas, Bob Mills of Seminole and W.C. Mills of San Angelo, Texas.

West is also survived by five grandchildren, Andrea West, Devon West, Jeff West, Darcy Lewis and Dan Lewis and one great-grandchild, Alyssa Lewis well as several nieces and nephews.

 

 

12-7

Journee West

Funeral services for one-month-old Journee Rae West, daughter of Lumsey West and LaDona Buckley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Indian Nations Baptist Church.

Rev. Bill Burnett will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Mitchell family cemetery in Hanna under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

West died this morning at her Seminole home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1999 in Ada to Lumsey Dean West and LaDonna Mae Buckley. They survive her of the home.

West was preceded in death by grandparents Ledon and Mary Jane Buckley.

Other survivors include four brothers, Andrew Buckley, William West and Henry West, all of the home, and Anthony Buckley, Wetumka; and grandparents Nellie and Bill West, Weleetka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. 3, 1999

Pare Lee ‘Bunny’ West

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Pare "Bunny" West, former Seminole County resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bird Creek Baptist Church, Sasakwa.

Robert Washington and Bryant Jesse will officiate the service.

Burial will follow in Bird Creek Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services were scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

The coffin is scheduled to be taken to Bird Creek Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Monday for wake services at the church.

West died Thursday at his home in Leavenworth, Kans., at the age of 65.

He was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Maud to Legus and Sissie (Palmer) West.

He was a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1953 to 1955.

He retired from roofing in 1994.

He was a member and deacon of Bird Creek Church and Roofers Local No. 20 for 44 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Lawrence, Kans., and the Abdallah Shrine Temple, Kansas City, Kans.

He married Johnnie (Bobbie) Jesse West on Jan. 21,1961, in Kansas City. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include three children, Pare Lee West Jr., Weleetka; Tiffany Lee West, Leavenworth, Kans., and Woodrow West, Maud; two sisters, Leah West and Lana Harjo, both of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie, Tommy, Cotcha and Porter West, and one sister, Alice West.

Pallbearers will include Larry Spybuck, Robert Cantley, John Jamison, Pat Scanlon, Billy Ray and Cecil Moon.

9-21

Peggy Westrope

Graveside services for Sasakwa native Peggy Lois Westrope, 66, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paden Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Clay will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Westrope died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at Creek Nation Hospital, Okemah.

She was born Feb. 21, 1933 in Sasakwa to Alfred and Ruby (Barnhart) Nalley.

A homemaker, Westrope moved to the Okemah area in 1953, and was a resident of Colonial Park Nursing Home.

She married Joe Alfred Westrope on Sept. 25, 1953 in Seminole County. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1994.

Survivors include one son, Anthony Westrope, Okemah; brothers, Jerry Lee Nalley, Washington and Danny Nelley, McMinnville, Ore.; sisters, Patsy Smith, Long Beach, Calif., Sue Sharp, Yukon, and Mary Lou Weatherly, East Lake, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

 

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John Wetzel Jr.

SANFORD, N.C. - Funeral mass for Wewoka resident John Martin Wetzel Jr., 53, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in North Carolina.

Father John Forbes will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Lee Memory Gardens.

Wetzel died Friday, May 7, 1999 at Central Carolina Hospital.

He was a native of Patterson, N.J.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Ackerman Wetzel; four sons, John Martin Wetzel III, Rochester, N.Y., Roy Wetzel, Oswego, N.Y., Rod Wetzel and David Wetzel, both of Wewoka; three daughters, Laura Strasburgh, Oswego, N.Y., Barbara Van Dunk, Parsippany, N.J., and Patty Wetzel, Rochester, N.Y.

Other survivors include his mother, Ann S. Wetzel, Sanford, one brother, Steven Wetzel, Troutman, N.C.; two sisters, Pat Coyle, Cary, N.C. and Mary Lou Hall, Sanford; and 18 grandchildren.

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Edna Whan

Funeral services for Seminole resident Edna "Susie" Mae Whan, 88, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Penn., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Whan died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born June 22, 1910 in Clarksburg, W. Va. to Frank A. and Isabell (Zeller) Whan.

A retiree, Whan moved to Seminole from Warren, Penn., and has been a resident since 1977.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Whan was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one sister, Ella Culberston, Seminole; and several nieces and nephews, Denise Templeton, Mary Bryan and Joann Parker, all of Seminole, Richard Parker, Oklahoma City and other relatives in Warren.

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Catherine Whatmoor

Graveside services for Konawa resident Catherine May Whatmoor, 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Sam Riccobene will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Whatmoor died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999 in Ada.

She was born Sept. 26, 1929 in Edinborough, Scotland.

Whatmoor moved to Konawa from Coventry, England in 1982.

She worked in the banking industry.

She married Ebor Gerald Whatmoor on Aug. 12, 1952 in Edinborough. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Scott Dean Whatmoor, Washington, D.C.; one daughter, Cherryll Valerie Motlib, Coventry, England; two sisters, one brother and one grandson.

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Cherry Wheeler

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Cherry A. (Replogle) Wheeler, 57, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Wheeler died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at Cedar Lake, near Heavener.

She was born Nov. 22, 1941 in Seminole to George Turner and Wilda (Moore) Replogle.

Wheeler worked for 15 years at Liberty National Bank in Oklahoma City, and for five years at Seminole State College before retiring in 1997.

She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church, Oklahoma Equestrian Trail Riders Association and a graduate of Seminole Schools.

She was married to Jim Wheeler on Aug. 4, 1983 in Sulphur. He survives her of the home.

Wheeler was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Don Replogle.

Other survivors include two half-brothers, John and Shawn Replogle, Ventura, Calif.

Casket bearers are listed as Archie Yeager, J.B. Riddle and Bill Cleary.

1-5-99

Alva Whisnant

Funeral services for longtime Cromwell resident Alva E. Whisnant, 63, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Bob Woodward and Ricky Searcy will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Whisnant died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 at Veteran’s Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born in Coulp, Ark. to Robert "Shorty" and Ollie (Ramey) Whisnant.

He was raised in Cromwell and attended school there.

A veteran, Whisnant served in the Air Force as a cook during the Vietnam and Korean Wars.

He worked as a butcher at Scott’s IGA, and the M&P.

Whisnant married Shirley Rountree and adopted two sons while living most of their lives in Cromwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Whisnant, Oklahoma City, and Lesley Whisnant, Blackwell; two brothers, Robert Whisnant, Stroud, and James Whisnant, Bearden; five sisters, Evelyn Hill, Paden, Dorothy Roberts, Weleetka, Jerry Meeks, Mounds, Jean Cooper, Tulsa, and Joyce Parker, Odessa, Texas; and two granddaughters.

Pallbearers are listed as Dennis Whisnant, Billy Whisnant, Bobby Whisnant, Jimmy Don Whisnant, Eddie Dodson, and Johnny Underwood.

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Arthur White

Memorial services for former longtime Seminole resident Arthur Lee White, 81, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

White died Friday, June 4, 1999 at his home in Oklahoma City.

He was born May 30, 1918 in Bowlegs to Sam White and Irene Brown.

White grew up helping at Home Lumber Company, which his father started, then for the US Postal Service. He retired in 1982.

A veteran, White served in the US Army and Air Force, at a Tech Sergeant during World War II.

He served as a waist gunner on B-24’s and B-25’s on Christmas Island in the South Pacific.

White received a Purple Heart medal for his service in the Pacific Theater.

When not on missions, he provided caricatures and artwork for the USO.

He was a kind and considerate person who could not say no to anyone who asked for his help.

White married Betty Love on May 24, 1947; she preceded him in death.

He then married his childhood sweetheart, Helen Donaldson, on Oct. 25, 1986. She survives him of the home.

White was preceded in death by one son, William Kim White, on Aug. 20, 1959; one daughter, Sandy Lee White Reid, on Nov. 28, 1996; his parents, and one brother, Sam Herbert White.

Other survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Buford and Linda White, Shawnee, and Leon and Ruth White, Ft. Worth, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Cora ‘Lousianna’ White

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Cora "Lousianna" White, 93, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the family home, three miles east and ¼ mile south on SH 270, on west side of road.

Rev. Dave Bowlegs will officiate at the services, assisted by Andy Alexander and Orville Kirk.

Interment will follow at the family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She will be taken to the family home at 4 p.m. Thursday.

White died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 in Seminole.

She was born July 9, 1906 to Barney and Nellie White. She lived in Seminole for the past 70 years.

White worked as a general laborer, and was a member of the Mekusukey Baptist Church, and Fish Pond Tribal Ground.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons.

Survivors include two children, Nelsey Leetka, Seminole, and Nancy Palmer, of the home; three grandchildren, seven grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Robert Leetka Jr., Robert J. Leetka, Anthony Orr, Christopher Leetka, Steven Orr and William Leetka.

Honorary bearers include Melissa Wallace, Tracey Harjo, T.J. Mack, Kevin Mack, Felix Mack, Darren Mack and Gary Holtulke.

Dow ‘Jack’ White

Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident Dow Jackson "Jack" White, 76, are scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at First Church of God.

Rev. Roger Brewer and Rev. Joe Faircloth will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

White died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 22, 1922 in Paducah, Ken., to Thomas and Lina (Sullivan) White.

A veteran, he served with the US Coast Guard as a machinist’s mate 2nd Class during World War II. He was in the service from March, 1942 through Oct., 1945.

White was a member of the American Legion Post #204, 40 and 8; and also the IOOF. He attended the First Church of God.

He retired from the field of construction, where he was self-employed.

White married Lillian (Sechrist) White on Dec. 9, 1944 in Norfolk, Va. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Mike White, Edmond; two daughters, Donna Wolff, Seminole, and Lee Quisenberry, Shawnee; one brother, J.T. White, Lake Placid, N.Y.; one sister, Carmen Jordan, Creel Springs, Ill.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Nellie White

Funeral services for Wewoka native Nellie Louise White, 60, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Lakeview Church of Christ in McLoud.

Ben Glover and Mike Shelburne will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Viewing will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday only at Lakeview Church of Christ.

White died Thursday, June 24, 1999 at her home.

She was born Aug. 17, 1938 in Wewoka to Chester and Florence (Catlett) Collier.

A homemaker, White was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1956.

She was one of the founding members of Lakeview Church of Christ, a longtime Bible school teacher, leader of many Bible studies, and a worker in women’s prison ministries.

White donated countless hours to making teaching materials and developed a three year curriculum for all youth Bible classes, and was a Den mother for her sons’ Cub Scouts.

She was a member of the OKC Women’s League Bowling, OKC and Shawnee Women’s fast pitch softball as a pitcher, and several independent basketball leagues.

White had won numerous trophies and awards as well as a participant in national events several times.

She married Clifford J.W. White on June 29, 1956 in Holdenville. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Bryon White, McLoud and Gregory White, Prague; her mother, of Crescent; two brothers, J.C. Collier, Hennessey, and Kenneth Collier, Osage; two sisters, Vera Epperly, Holdenville, and Linda Blanton, Tulsa; and six grandchildren.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the Nellie White Memorial Fund for Bible Teaching Materials at Lakeview Church of Christ, or Hospice of Shawnee.

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George Whitford

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident George W. Whitford, 76, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley is scheduled to officiate the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Whitford died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born on March 29, 1923 in Holdenville to Sam Whitford and Opal (Rupe) Whitford.

On Dec. 26, 1942, he married Frances Vermillion Whitford in Wewoka; she survives him of the home.

Whitford was with The Seminole Company, an oilwell service company, for over 30 years before retiring in 1976.

A veteran of World War II, Whitford was in campaigns at Normandy, Rhineland Ardennes, Northern France and Central Europe.

He was a member of the American Legion and First Baptist Church.

Whitford was preceded in death by mother, Opal Rupe Eason, one stepbrother, Edgar Eason, and stepfather, Perry E. Eason.

Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and L. E. Schneiter III, Shawnee; one brother, Dale Eason, Austin, Texas; and one sister, Helen Mason, Oklahoma City, and two grandchildren, Lance Schneiter, Norman and Trent Schneiter, Dallas, Texas.

At the family’s request, donations of sympathy may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

 

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Charlotte Whitlow

Graveside services for longtime Maud resident Charlotte Marie Whitlow, 85, were held Monday at Cummings Cemetery.

Gerd Fetch officiated at the service. Arrangements were under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Whitlow died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born April 3, 1914 in San Francisco, Calif. to Charles Austin and Sue (Grigsby) Turner.

A homemaker, Whitlow was a member of the Maud Church of Christ.

She married Pleas John Whitlow on Oct. 24, 1936 in Vallejo, Calif. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1999.

Whitlow was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Survivors include Joel Whitlow, Maud and John Whitlow; one daughter, Marie Burkhart, Mountain Burg, Ark.; and six grandchildren.

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Pleas Whitlow

Graveside services for Maud resident Pleas John Whitlow, 88, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Cummings Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Whitlow died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at the VA Center in Norman.

He was born March 6, 1911 in Winston-Salem, N.C. to Joseph and Elizabeth (Frasier) Whitlow.

A veteran, he served as Chief Machinist Mate in the US Navy.

Whitlow retired in 1948, and moved to Maud 23 years ago from Arkansas. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Maud.

Whitlow married Charlotte Turner on Oct. 24, 1936 in Vallejo, Calif. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

Other survivors include two sons, Joel Whitlow, Maud, and John Whitlow; one daughter, Marie Burkhart, Mountain Burg, Ark.; and six grandchildren.

 

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Eddie Whitson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole area resident Eddie Lee Whitson, 46, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Father’s Church in Tecumseh.

Wanda Hopper will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Whitson died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999 at Pioneer Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 4, 1953 in Okmulgee to Marvin Lee Whitson and Peggy Jo (Edmonds) Sadler.

Whitson was a retired presser at Big Yank Company in Wewoka, and has been disabled with illness for the past 20 years.

Survivors include his mother, of Seminole; one daughter, Shelly Sue Whitson, Okemah; two brothers, Robert Allen Whitson, of Louisiana, and Faron Clint Whitson, of Gene Autry; two sisters, Peggy Marlene Lennon, Okmulgee, and Barbara Jo Taylor, Wyoming, Okla.

 

9/2/99

Barbara Whittern

Memorial services for Barbara Whittern, 55, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fairview Baptist Church in Earlsboro.

Rev. Bob Anderson will conduct the service under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Whittern died on Wednesday, September 1, 1999.

She was born on June 26, 1944 in Wetumka at A. J. and Flossie (Pruitt) May.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Whittern was an Earlsboro resident until the time of her death.

In September 1962, Whittern married Danny Whittern of Seminole, who survives her of the hom.

She was preceded in death by both parents, one daughter, Beverly Whittern; and one brother, Devoe May.

Whittern is survived by one son, Steve Whittern, two brothers, Roger May, Seminole and Jerry May, Comanche; eight sisters, Obie Osborn, Wetumka, Claudia West, Seminole, Judy Collier, Wewoka, Janie Mize, Earlsboro, Ladonna Brown, Seminole, Jeannie Jones, Seminole, and Mary Brawdy, Seminole and one granddaughter.

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Ollie Widiger

Graveside services for Seminole resident Ollie Opal Widiger, 82, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Chelsea Cemetery in Chelsea.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Widiger died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999 at her Seminole home.

She was born Nov. 23, 1917 in Chelsea to Walter William and Josephine (Horn) Coonfield.

A homemaker, she was the co-owner of Widiger Grocery in Chelsea for many years,

Widiger moved from Chelsea to Seminole in April, 1997.

She was married to Alfred Earnest Widiger; he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1974.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ted Coonfield.

Survivors include one son, Ted Widiger, Seminole; three daughters, Rebecca E. Jones, Tryon, Annette J. Slaughter, Haltom City, Texas and Sue Wasson, Seminole; two sisters, Fern Lawhorn, Broken Arrow and Helen Kittrell, Claremore; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Robert Wilkerson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Robert Bruce Wilkerson, 55, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at First Assembly of God, 4th and Evans.

Rev. Doyle Long and Rev. David Long will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wilkerson died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at his Seminole residence.

He was born Aug. 9, 1944 at Bowden to James Wesley and Flossie Mae (Miller) Wilkerson.

A veteran, he served in the US Army and also in the National Guard.

Wilkerson was a retired laborer, and a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

He married Linda Maurine (Hendricks) Wilkerson on July 5, 1967 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Wilkerson was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and one grandson.

Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Billy Davis, Seminole; one brother, Tommy Wilkerson, Shawnee; one halfsister, Nancy Quinality, Seminole; one sister-in-law, Jolene Yancy and her husband, Don; and two grandchildren, T.J. and Daniel Harrington.

Casket bearers are listed as Brad Stuteville, Chris Carney, Robert Leatherman, Jeff Dinwiddie, Thomas Harrington and Kevin Yancey.

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Roland Wilkerson

Funeral services for Maud resident Roland L. "Bub" Wilkerson, 78, were held Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church.

Francis Snodgrass officiated at the service. Burial followed at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Wilkerson died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

He was born June 27, 1920 in Elvins, Mo. To Margaret Evelyn (Bayless) and Harry John Wilkerson.

A Maud area resident since 1977, Wilkerson moved there from Del City.

He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during World War II.

Wilkerson retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1976, where he had worked as an Air Craft Maintenance Supervisor.

He was a member of the Sunny Lane Baptist Church, Del City.

He married Alene Mayme Paulk on Oct. 11, 1941 in Watonga. She preceded him in death Feb. 27, 1995.

Wilkerson was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Lee Wilkerson in 1943; two brothers, Glen Wilkerson in 1946 and Harold Wilkerson in 1990; and his parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Connie Richardson, Blanchard; three sons, Jerry Wilkerson, Blanchard, Charles Wilkerson, Tuttle, and Rick Wilkerson, Choctaw; one brother, E.J. Wilkerson, Maud; two sisters, Estel Stout, Anderson, Mo., and Betty Snodgrass, El Reno; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Casketbearers are listed as his grandsons, Ronnie, Jeff, Patrick, Shad and Bron Wilkerson, Greg Richardson, and Matt, John and Tommy Wilkerson.

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Mary "Frances" Williams

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Mary Frances (Ponkilla) Williams, 69, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hithcitee Methodist Church.

Rev. Mike Harjo and Rev. T.J. Fixico will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for 6:30 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Williams will be taken to her home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, then to the church at 10 a.m. Thursday.

She died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 1, 1930 in Seminole to Tony Wilson Ponkilla Sr. and Mamie (Clark) Ponkilla Spencer.

A homemaker, Williams was a member of the Hitchitee Methodist Church.

She was married to Ernest Frank Williams on July 24, 1947 in Seminole County. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1996.

Williams was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Venis Bear; and three brothers, Tony Ponkilla Jr., James and Chester Ponkilla.

Survivors include three sons, Tony Ray Williams and Gerald Ross Williams, both of Seminole, and Roy Chon Williams, Cromwell; eight daughters, Ava Dunson, Marcella McKane, Doris Boone, Bonita Lowe, Jolanda Williams, Regina Kelley, all of Seminole, Evita Isaacs, Tecumseh and Lahoma Williams, Shawnee; one adopted daughter, Dana Fields, Seminole; one brother, Ray Ponkilla; one halfbrother, Martin Rock, Little Axe; 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are listed as Steve Ponkilla, Stewart Ponkilla, Robert Ponkilla, Johnson Bear, Porter Bear Jr., and Ronald Bear.

Honorary bearers will be grandsons.

Jack Williamson

Funeral services for Jack V. Williamson, 74, brother of Seminole resident Leonard Williamson, were held Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Rev. Carl Clay officiated at the service. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery.

Williamson died Friday, July 30, 1999 at Okemah Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born June 10, 1925 in Okemah to John and Sara (Godwin) Williamson.

A veteran, he entered the US Air Force at an early age and served during World War II. He retired from military service as a sergeant on July 22, 1978.

Williamson was a member of the VFW Post #539, and was Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clyde Williamson; and one sister, Hazel Kennedy.

Survivors include two brothers, Sammy Williamson, Henryetta and Leonard Williamson, Seminole; and one sister, Minnie Duke, Okemah.

8/26/99

Carolyn Wilson

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Carolyn Lorene Wilson, 54, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Prescott died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 at San Antonio, Texas.

She was born Sept. 20, 1944 in Shawnee to Truitt R. and Alpha Lorene (Vaughn) Ashcraft.

Wilson attended Varnum and New Lima schools, and was employed as a secretary with J & H Trucking in San Antonio, Texas.

She was married to Teddy Earl Wilson, who survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by both parents and her stepfather, O.J. Burkhart.

Other survivors include one daughter, Brenda JoAnn Nobles, San Antonio; one son, Gary Don Wilson, Universal City, Texas; three sisters, Louise Burkhart, Schertz, Texas, Sue Perryman, Shawnee and Oleta Jane Morrow, Rudy, Ark.; one step-sister, Rita Grisham, Seminole; four grandchildren; and her employer and best friend, Mrs. Hilde Brewer.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4323 NW 63rd Street, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73116-1513.

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Edith Wilson

Funeral services for Konawa resident Edith Wilson, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Church of Christ in Konawa.

Richard Winters will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Wilson died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 in Maud.

She was born April 15, 1908 in Holland, Ark. to Willie RB Matthews and Thomas Franklin.

A homemaker, Wilson lived most of her life in the Konawa Area.

She was married to Ira Lee Wilson on Aug. 31, 1929 in Konawa. He preceded her in death on March 6, 1992.

Wilson was also preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Gena Fallis, Konawa; two sisters, Virgie Ruise, Oklahoma City, and Freeda Donaldson, Konawa; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are listed as the family.

 

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Lydia Wilson

Funeral services for Konawa resident Lydia P. (Coursey) Wilson, 89, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Wilson died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999.

She was born March 29, 1910 in Frederick to Katie D. and Andrew R. Coursey.

A housewife, Wilson lived in Konawa since 1922.

She was a member of the Konawa First Baptist Church.

She married Robert F. Wilson on Oct. 20, 1928 in Konawa. He preceded her in death .

Wilson was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Martin Audrey Coursey and Oron Joseph Coursey.

Survivors include one son, Bill Wilson, Odessa, Texas; two daughters, Nelma Burns, Konawa, and Kathryn Straughn, Oklahoma City; one brother, Marvin C. Coursey, Ada; one sister, Ruby Winlock, Maud; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are listed as grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

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Rev. Dave Wimberly

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Reverend Dave Wimberly, 69, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Henry Busby of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Sapulpa will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Wimberly died Sunday, May 30, 1999 at his home in Sapulpa.

He was born Feb. 7, 1930 in Shreveport, La., and had lived in Seminole County for four years.

Wimberly retired form the military in 1971, and was associate pastor on the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Sapulpa.

He also worked as a driver for North American Van Lines.

Wimberly was active in the Bristow Lodge #74, a 32nd degree Mason with Middlewest Consistory; the D.J. Wimberly Chapter of the Royal Arch #65 of Sapulpa, and the D.J. Wimberly Commander Knights Templar #17 of Sapulpa.

He also was a member of the Carnation Chapter #76 Order of Eastern Star and Zoan Temple #100.

Survivors include his mother, Eliza Giles, Shreveport, La.; his wife, Barbara J., Wewoka; one son, Erwin Dave, Wewoka; one sister, Brazlee, Shreveport, La.; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers are listed as the Bristow Lodge #74, and honorary bearers include the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Brotherhood Chorus, and Eugene Campbell.

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Josephine Wise

Funeral services for Konawa resident Josephine Wise, 64, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate at the service, assisted by Rev. Fred Lindsay. Interment will follow at the Wise family cemetery.

Wake services are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the home, Rt. 1 Box 66, Konawa.

Wise died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999 in Ada.

She was born April 6, 1935 in Henryetta to Martha (Riley) and William West.

A homemaker, Wise also was a seamstress, and lived in the Konawa area most of her life.

Wise was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, where she was a sisters leader for the past 20 years.

She married Walter Wise on Feb. 28, 1958 in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include five children, Linda Moreno, Konawa, Walter Wise Jr., of the home, Mary Jo Barnett, Holdenville, Vincent Wise and Kenneth Ray Wise, both of the home; and nine grandchildren.

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Buster Wolf

Funeral services for Seminole resident Buster Cecilia Wolf, 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hitchitee Methodist Church.

Burial will follow at Hitchitee cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Little River Mission.

Wolf died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born July 12, 1928 in Seminole to Samsochee and Buster Cecilia Alexander.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Little River Gospel Mission.

She married Jack Wolf in 1947 in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

Wolf was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Joseph Wolf in 1959; one daughter, Gwendalyn Wolf, in 1982; and two sisters.

Other survivors include one son, Larry Wolf, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Patty Yeager, Seminole, and Jackie Wolf, of the home; one sister, Carol McNac, Okmulgee; and one brother, Andrew Alexander, Shawnee.

 

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Jess Wood

STRATFORD - Funeral services for Jessie Lee "Jess" Wood, 88, father of a Seminole resident, were held today at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Lewis Perry officiated at the services. Burial followed at McGee Cemetery.

Wood died Saturday, June 19, 1999 in Ada.

He was born Jan. 9, 1911 in McGee to Charlie and Dora Wood.

A lifelong Stratford resident, he was a farmer, rancher and Garvin County hand for 13 years.

Wood was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Stratford Masonic Lodge.

He married Freda Southard Sept. 27, 1934 in Stratford. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Judy McCurley, Sand Springs, and Jane Magar, Stratford; two sons, Larry "Dink" Wood, Stratford and Allen Wood, Seminole; two sisters, Polly Robinson, Tishomingo, and Clara Simpson, Ponca City; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Gary Wood, Greg Wood, Roger Cosby, Donald Cosby, Donnie Cothren and O.A. Savage.

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Louis ‘Shag’ Wood

Funeral services for Konawa resident Louis "Shag" Wood, 88, great-grandson of Seminole Nation leader John Jumper, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Akasvmkv Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wood died Thursday, April 22m 1999 at Seminole Medical Center hospital.

He was born April 9, 1911 in Konawa to Emmit and Sissy (Marks) Wood.

A veteran, he served in the US Army and was stationed in the Philippines.

Wood had lived and worked in Clovis, N.M. for a time before returning to the area.

He worked as a farmer and rancher, was raised in the Konawa area.

Wood was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Winey (Powell) Wood; his second wife, Velma (Bailey) Wood; one daughter, Mary Francis (Wood) Jim; five brothers, John Wood, Jimmie Wood, Houston Wood, Doxie Wood and Fred Wood; and four sisters, Easter Mae, Lillie, Lorene and Tootsie; and four grandchildren.

Survivors include one brother, Arthur Fenton, Oklahoma City; one sister, Susie (Wood) Harjo, Wolf; six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

01/05/99

Delmer Loyd Wood

Funeral services are scheduled for former longtime Seminole resident Delmer Loyd Wood, 81, at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment follows at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Jim White is set to officiate over the proceedings.

Wood died Sunday Jan.3, 1999 at Norman Regional Hospital.

He was born Feb. 3, 1917 in Lawrenceville, Ill. to Aimee (Bailey) and Harvey Britton Wood.

He married Neva Irene (Dillon) Wood Dec. 24, 1936 in Seminole.

Wood retired as a professional oilfield worker and was an Army veteran. He was a member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by both parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Wood is survived by his wife of the home; four sons Gerald L. Wood of Mena, Ark, Darrell W. Wood of Cedar Hill, Texas, Charles D. Wood of Moore and Donald E. Wood of Perrysburg, Ohio; two brothers, Leslie Wood of Plano, Texas and Roger Wood of Tulsa; one sister, Martha Lyle of Midland, Texas; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Chris Anderson; David, Jon, Brian, Jason and Christian Wood, Chad Williamson, Greg Keeter and Tim Smith.

 

 

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Ronald Yandell

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Ronald Yandell, 72, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. David Karges will officiate at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Mills Funeral Home.

Yandell died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 at McAlester Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Holdenville to Grady and Vervie (Crow) Yandell.

While in Seminole, he attended First United Methodist Church.

Yandell graduated from Cushing High School, then worked for Hammerhill Paper Mill for 20 years, then Federal Barge Lines for 20 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the Merchant Marines.

He had moved from Seminole to live in Stuart.

Yandell was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Lee Yandell, Mt. Pocono, Penn., Lyle Yandell, Jersey Shore, Penn., and David Yandell, Mill Hall, Penn.; two daughters, Kathryn Armstrong and Susan Campbell, both of Hayden, Ala.

Also surviving him are one brother, Gloyd Yandell, Midwest City; three sisters, Ramona Brecht, Sapulpa, Wilma Rueb, Yukon, and Phyllis Yandell, Oklahoma City; and seven grandchildren.

Erik Yarbrough

Funeral services for Erik Yarbrough, 16, brother of Seminole resident Natalie Harjo-Deere and grandson of Konawa resident Sue Givens, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Legus Harjo will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at the Cully family cemetery in Vamoosa under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services were held Tuesday at Stout Chapel, then he was taken to the church at 4 p.m. today for the 7 p.m. Wake service at the church.

Yarbrough died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 in an automobile accident five miles east of Seminole on SH 9.

He was born June 9, 1983 in Ada to Anna Jones.

Yarbrough attended McLoud Public Schools for seven years, and more recently attended Shawnee Schools.

He was employed with Van’s Pig Stand in Shawnee.

Yarbrough was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Tema Cully and Wisey Lowe Cully.

Survivors include his parents, both of McLoud; one brother, Marc Yarbrough, McLoud; three sisters, Deidre Yarbrough, McLoud, Natalie Harjo-Deere, Seminole, and Eugenia Rai Givens, Byng; grandparents James Given and Mary Jo Williams, both of Eufaula, and Sue Givens, Konawa; and his girlfriend, Dana Murray, Shawnee.

Pallbearers are listed as Marc Yarbrough, Robert Hightower, Josh Wallace, Kevin Givens, Greg Buck and Ricky Nenaikita.

Honorary pallbearers include Harper Givens, Jonas Walker, James Yarbrough, Nathaniel Harjo and Russel Gelino.

1-21-99

Roy Young

Memorial services for former Maud and Seminole resident Roy Jack Young, 85, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Rev. Janie Kirt Morris and Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at the service.

Young died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999 at his Shawnee home.

He was born Aug. 8, 1913 in Pauls Valley to William Newton and Victoria (Villines) Young.

Young attended Maud schools and worked as an oil jobber with Cities Service Oil Co. for 15 years and then worked for Vickers Oil Co.

In 1965, he formed Young Oil Co., which later became Young Distributing Inc.

Young was a charter member in the Maud Round-Up Club. He helped build the rodeo arena and served as president and secretary.

He was also involved in the creation of "Teen Town" in Maud during the 1950s.

He was entertainment director for the 614th Engr. Base Equipment Company during World War II.

Young was a staff sergeant and received the Army of Occupation Medal, Germany, and the Victory Ribbon.

He also received the Good Conduct Medal in the United States Forces during the European Theater, and was honorably discharged July 11, 1946.

Young was a member of the Baptist Temple Church, Oklahoma City, for 23 years and served as church treasurer for 12 years.

He married Gladyce Christine Martin in Seminole in 1934. She survives him of the home.

Young was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ben and Walter Young, and two sisters, Gladys Irwin and Lora Jenkins.

Other survivors include one daughter, Jacqueline Roberts, Shawnee; one son, Steve Young, Moore; one sister, Pauline Sleeper Dorsey, Wayne; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Shawnee.

 

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Carolyn Zoblotsky

Word was received of the death of former Seminole businesswoman Carolyn (Brooks) Zoblotsky, 84, of Oklahoma City.

Zoblotsky died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1915 in Houston, Texas.

A Seminole resident for many years, she had owned shoe stores in Seminole, Norman and Oklahoma City, and she continued to stay active in retail shoes until her death.

Zoblotsky was active in civic affairs, and volunteered her time helping to teach deaf children.

She was married to Jack Zoblotsky. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Rita Ritsgeral and Robert Zoblotsky; brothers and sisters, Florence Bettin and Harry Brooks; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

The family has suggested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the Discretionary Fund and Temple B’hai Israel or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hahn-Cook, Street and Draper, Oklahoma City.

 

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