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Marie Jones

Graveside services for former
Seminole County resident Marie
Jones are scheduled for 12 noon
Monday at Rest Haven Cemetery,
Seminole.
Burial will be under the direc-
tion of Thompson’s Harveson &
Cole Funeral Home in Fort
Worth, Texas.
She will lie in state at the fu-
neral home until 8 p.m. Sunday.
Jones died Friday at the age of
90.
She was born May 9, 1911, in
Calico Rock, Ark. To John Tho-
mas and Mary Ellen (Arnold)
Churchill.
She lived in Seminole most of
her life and was a member of
First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her son, Harvey Jones.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Yvonne Woods, Fort Worth;
numerous grandchildren; and one
sister, Lula Harding, Tulsa.

Louise Lewis
Funeral services for Emma 
Louise Lewis are scheduled for 
2 p.m. Monday at Little As-
sembly of God Praise Center.
Rev. Lee Jones will offici-
ate; burial will follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Park, 
Shawnee, under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Lewis died early Saturday 
at Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma 
City.
She was born March 1, 
1925, in Bristow to Emma 
Lara Velma (Martin) and 
Louis Daniel Estep.
She moved to Seminole 65 
years ago from Bristow, and 
worked as a sales clerk, retir-
ing in the mid 1980s.
She was a member of the 
Little Assembly of God Praise 
Center.
She married John V. Lewis 
on Jan. 5, 1995, in Seminole; 
he survives her, of the home.
Other survivors include 
three stepsons, Paris Carrigar, 
Monroe, Rick L. Lewis, 
Shawnee, and John M. Lewis, 
Bowlegs; two stepdaughters, 
Betty Whitson, Poteau, and 
Barbara J. Hail, Decatur, 
Texas; one sister, Ella Mae 
Ellis, Seminole; nine grand-
children, Darrell Bookout, 
Mark Bookout, Jill Bookout-
Thompson, Megan Lewis, 
Ryan Lewis, Jeffery Lewis, 
Charity Mullins, Elizabeth 
Hail, Tonya Scates and Billy 
Hill; and several great-
grandchildren.
Lewis
Garland ‘Pop’ Carter
HOLDENVILLE – Funeral 
services for Garland “Pop” Car-
ter, the father of a Wewoka resi-
dent, were scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at the Hudson-Phillips 
Chapel.
Rev. Jon Ewers is set to offici-
ate.
Burial is to follow at Yeager 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
Carter died Thursday, Dec. 27, 
2001 in Holdenville at the age of 
85.
He was born July 24, 1916 in 
Pharoah to Sarah (Williams) and 
James Carter.
He was raised in the Pharoah 
and Wetumka areas.
Carter married Artie Hill in 
1963.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; four brothers, Arthur, 
Reo, Arley and George Carter; 
one son, Lonnie Carter; and two 
grandsons, Garland D. Sanchez 
and Bradley D. Carter.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; eight children, Wayne 
Carter of Wewoka, James C. 
Carter of Holdenville, Jean Elliott 
of Holdenville, David E. Carter of 
Yeager, Kenneth Storts of Broken 
Arrow, Linda Johnson of 
Blytheville, Ark., Terry J. Kirby 
of Shawnee, and Cathy Barksdale 
of Shawnee; 27 grandchildren 
and 28 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are to be Shawn 
Carter, Philip Carter, Chad 
Elliott, Jonathan Barksdale, Rusty 
Carter, Walter Barksdale, Mat-
thew Barksdale, and Daniel 
Storts.
Honorary pallbearers are T.J. 
Sanchez, James Fernandez, and 
Christopher Kirby.
The family requests donations 
be made to the Yeager Cemetery 
Fund.
Ronald Boyanton
A memorial service for Ronald 
Lee Boyanton is scheduled for 4 
p.m. Monday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel.
Rev. Richard Boyanton is set 
to officiate.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Boyanton died Friday, Dec. 
28, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 54.
He was born Sept. 8, 1947 to 
Charles and Dorothy (Yates) 
Boyanton.
He married Arlene Cox April 
10, 1970 in Yukon.
Boyanton retired from the 
maintenance department of the 
Goff Corporation.
He was a veteran of the United 
States Army.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and one brother, 
Bobby Boyanton.
Boyanton is survived by his 
wife of the home; two sons, 
Bryan and Joshua Boyanton, both 
of Seminole; three daughters, 
Lisa Griffin, Ronda Boyanton, 
and Michelle McDonald, all of 
Seminole; one brother, Charles 
Boyanton of Mustang; one sister, 
Carolyn Olterman of Oklahoma 
City and five grandchildren.
Fremont Pope 
TECUMSEH – Funeral serv-
ices for former Seminole resident 
Fremont F. Pope are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. Monday at First Bap-
tist Church in Tecumseh.
Dr. Tim Walker and Rev. W.F. 
Crow are set to officiate.
Burial is to follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Park under the 
direction of Cooper Funeral 
Home.
Pope died Friday, Dec. 28, 
2001 in Shawnee at the age of 90.
He was born Aug. 7, 1911 in 
Waco to Willie Ollie and Eva 
Katherine (Castleman) Pope.
He was a 1929 graduate of 
Shawnee High School.
In 1933, Pope married Sibyl 
Agatha Trimble. She preceded 
him in death in 1977. 
He then married Oleta Adams. 
She preceded him in death in 
1996.
During World War II, he 
worked at the Remington Ammu-
nitions plant in Denver, Colo.
Pope also worked for Norton’s 
Cheverolet of Shawnee and Nor-
ton Ramsey of Seminole until 
retiring in 1966.
He was a deacon since 1941 
and taught Sunday School for 55 
years.
He had been a member of Cal-
vary Baptist in Shawnee, First 
Baptist in Seminole, Second 
Baptist in Seminole, and First –
Baptist in Tecumseh.
Pope was preceded in death by 
his parents; infant son, Keith; 
sister, Laura Irene Taylor; and 
two stepsons, Jimmy and Steve 
Adams.
He is survived by three 
daughters, Margaret Akin of 
Shawnee, Carol Anglin of 
Longview, Wash., and Cynthia 
Males of Tulsa; three sons, 
Judson Pope of Church Hill, 
Tenn., John Richard Pope of 
Colorado Springs, Colo., and 
Jimmy Calvis of Edmond; two 
stepsons, Joe Adams of 
Madisonville, Texas, and Bill 
Adams of El Reno; one sister, 
Ruth Mitchell of Houston, Texas; 
32 grandchildren and 52 great-
grandchildren.
Freddie Morton
SHAWNEE – Funeral 
services for Freddie Paul “The 
Great One” Morton are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
Liberty Baptist Church.
Larry Goins and Bill Mat-
thews are set to officiate.
Burial is to follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Park under 
the direction of Cooper Fu-
neral Home.
Morton died Wednesday, 
Dec. 26, 2001 in a car accident 
in Shawnee at the age of 58.
He was born Dec. 24, 1943 
in Pine Springs to Fredrick Lee 
and Jewel Addie (Hadden) 
Morton.
He was a 1961 graduate of 
Shawnee High School.
Morton was reared in Farris 
and Lindsey and moved to 
Shawnee in 1950. He had re-
sided in Bethel Acres since 
1972.
He married Linda Kay Yo-
der in Holdenville on June 15, 
1963.
He was a member of the 
Shawnee Chamber of Com-
merce and a supported of the 
Bethel FFA Chapter and the 
Pottawatomie County United 
Way.
Morton was a successful 
business man and a friend to 
many, who dedicated his life to 
work.
He enjoyed fishing and 
camping and barbecuing with 
friends and family.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents.
Morton is survived by his 
wife of the home; one son and 
daughter-in-law, Steven and 
Cassie Morton of Bethel 
Acres; two daughters and sons-
in-law, Paula and Stephen 
Robbins of Bethel Acres and 
Shelly and Kevin Sawyer of 
Hewitt, Texas; 10 grandchil-
dren, Aaron Morton, Jericho 
Morton, Stormie Morton, Ty-
ler Robbins, Ryan Robbins, 
Tristan Robbins, Tiffany Rob-
bins, Patrick Sawyer, Jessica 
Sawyer, Jennifer Sawyer; one 
sister, Myrtle Low of Choc-
taw; five brothers and sisters-
in-law, Jim and Betty Morton 
of Kansas, Ernest and Vesta 
Morton of Tecumseh, Darrell 
and Doris Morton of Enid, 
Mike and Ginger Morton of 
Meeker, and Dale and Nancy 
Morton of Tecumseh; one un-
cle, Ben Morton of Antlers; 
two aunts, Minnie Ada,s of 
Boswell and Lois Elkins of 
Tishomingo; numerous nieces, 
nephews, cousins and many, 
many friends.
Morton
Annell Gregg
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Annell 
Gregg are scheduled for 1 p.m. 
Saturday at Historic Strothers 
Chapel.
Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to 
officiate.
Burial is to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Gregg died Wednesday, Dec. 
26, 2001 at Ambassador Manor 
Nursing Home in Tulsa at the age 
of 89.
She was born Aug. 20, 1912 in 
Oklahoma to Arthur A. and 
Georgia (Chastain) Criswell.
She married L.J. Gregg Oct. 
12, 1932 in Wewoka.
He preceded Gregg in death on 
Sept. 23, 1980.
She was a homemaker and a 
member of P.E.O.
She attended the University of 
Oklahoma for three years.
Gregg was also preceded in 
death by her parents.
She is survived by one son, 
L.J. Gregg of Tulsa, one sister, 
Lorene Beattie of Seminole; and 
three grandchildren.
Eula Cully Powell
Funeral services for Sasakwa 
native Eula Cully Powell are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
Akasvmkv Baptist Church in 
Wewoka.
Rev. Wiley King and Rev. Dan 
Factor are set to officiate.
Burial is to follow at Tate 
Mountain Cemetery under the 
direction of Hudson-Philips Fu-
neral Home of Holdenville.
Wake services are to be held in 
Powell’s home at 203 East Cy-
press in Holdenville at 7:30 p.m. 
tonight.
The casket will be taken to the 
church at 5 p.m. Friday for the 
evening services there.
Powell died Wednesday, Dec. 
26, 2001 in Tulsa at the age of 83.
She was born Aug. 29, 1918 in 
Sasakwa to Lena Wolfe and 
James Cully.
She was raised in the Konawa 
and Sasakwa areas and attended 
Vamoosa and Sacred Heart 
schools.
Powell was preceded in death 
by her parents; one son, Ronald 
Dean Johnson; three brothers, 
Benny Cully, Paul Cully, and 
Dave Cully; and one sister, Imelia 
Kernell.
She is survived by one grand-
daughter, Michelle Johnson of 
Ada; one grandson, Jackie Tiger 
of Ada; one sister, Shirley “Scott” 
Squire of Glenpool; and one 
brother, Johnson Scott “Johnny 
Hawk” of Oklahoma City.
Patricia Capps
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Patricia 
Capps are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Friday at Swearingen Funeral 
Home Chapel.
Rev. Doyle Long is set to offi-
ciate.
Burial is to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Capps died Monday, Dec. 24, 
2001 at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 69.
She was born March 17, 1932 
in Seminole to Luther H. and 
Fannie (Robinson) Cornett.
She was a homemaker and a 
former member of First Baptist 
Church.
Capps was preceded in death 
by her father; one sister, Marion 
Mayfield; and one sister, Charles 
Cornett.
She is survived by her mother 
of Seminole; two sons, Frank 
Capps of Oklahoma City and Ja-
mie Capps of Seminole; two 
daughter, Phyllis Sherwin of 
Earlsboro and Cynthia Capps of 
Yukon; one brother, Luther Cor-
nett Jr. of Seminole; one sister, 
Frances McElroy of Seminole; 
three grandchildren; and three 
great-grandchildren.
Mildred Streetman
Funeral services for Konawa 
native Mildred Streetman are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at 
First Baptist Church.
Dr. Jeff Moore, pastor of Im-
manuel Baptist Church of 
Shawnee, is set to officiate.
Burial is to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Cooper Funeral Home of 
Tecumseh.
There is to be a viewing at the 
funeral home today and tomor-
row. A viewing at the church is 
set for Friday beginning at 11 
a.m.
Streetman died Friday, Dec. 
21, 2001 in Hanover, Pa. at the 
age of 84.
She was born May 18, 1917 in 
Konawa to Jefferson Lafayette 
and Rosie Lee (Kemper) Akin.
She attended school at Ko-
nawa.
Streetman married Frank 
Streetman in Sasakwa in Novem-
ber of 1936.
He preceded her in death on 
July 28, 1971.
Following her married, she 
lived in Sasakwa where she and 
her husband operated a general 
store.
Streetman later lived in Okla-
homa City.
She and her husband moved to 
Seminole in 1953 and operated 
Streetman’s Redbud Grocery and 
Streetman’s Well Servicing 
Company.
She was a member of First 
Baptist Church in Seminole 
where she was an active member 
of the church choir.
Streetman was also a member 
of the Verbena Garden Club and 
a founding member of the Semi-
nole Arts Council.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents; two sisters, Kate 
Sweetman and Virginia Zoeller; 
and four brothers, Frank, Jubal, 
Bobby, and Daniel Akin.
She is survived by three 
daughters, Marion Henry of 
Oklahoma City, Phoebe Wetzel 
of Hanover, Pa., and Susan Jor-
dan of Shawnee; one son, Mark 
Streetman of Cottonwood, Ariz.; 
two sisters, Mary Dorr of Okla-
homa City, and Louise Lyon of 
Seminole; eight grandchildren; 
and six great-grandchildren.
Streetman
Essie Davis
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Essie Lucinda (Brins-
field) Davis were scheduled for 2 
p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel.
Pastor Meredith Robinson was 
set to officiate.
Burial was to follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery in Wewoka un-
der the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Davis died Thursday, Dec. 20, 
2001 at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 86.
She was born April 4, 1915 in 
Wewoka to Alfred A. and Mary 
Elizabeth (Carpenter) Brinsfield.
On May 13, 1938 she married 
M.L. Davis May 13, 1938 in 
Phoenix, Ariz.
He preceded her in death on 
May 8, 1999.
Davis was a nurse’s aide at 
Pioneer Nursing Home and a 
sewing machine operator.
She was a member of Naza-
rene in Wewoka.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; one 
daughter, Naomi Ruth Allen; 
brothers, Ed and Bill Brinsfield; 
and two sisters, Marie Burroughs 
and Maudie Walker.
Davis is survived by one 
daughter, Rugena Lemons of 
Wewoka; two sisters, Ruth 
Young of Tacoma, Wash. And 
Elsie Chance of China Valley, 
Ariz.; four grandchildren; 10 
great-grandchildren and nine 
great-great grandchildren.
Jenney ‘Evelyn’ Molleur
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Jenny 
‘Evelyn’ (Neill) Molleur are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday 
at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Phil Fox is set to offi-
ciate. He is to be assisted by 
Eddie Neill.
Burial is to follow at Rest 
Haven Memorial Gardens un-
der the direction of Swearin-
gen Funeral Home.
Molleur died Thursday, 
Dec. 20, 2001 at Muskogee 
Regional Hospital at the age of 
77.
She was born Jan. 24, 1924 
in Bethel Community north of 
Holdenville to James Asa and 
Jeanetta (Westmoland) Neill.
She married E.E. “Gene” 
Molleur on Nov. 14, 1945 in 
Chandler.
Molleur retired from Big 
Yank Corporation in Wewoka.
She graduated from Butner 
High School.
She was a member of 
Whitefield Baptist Church and 
a former member of Ideal 
Street Baptist Church.
Molleur was preceded in 
death by her parents; one son, 
Neil Molleur on Sept. 16, 
1995; and six brothers.
She is survived by her hus-
band of the home; one son and 
daughter-in-law, Loren and 
Syd Molleur of Andrews, 
Texas; two daughters and one 
son-in-law, Jeanne and Marion 
Bilbrey of Crossroads, N.M., 
and Maxine Bilbrey of 
Mertzon, Texas; one daughter-
in-law, Anne Molleur of 
Seminole; five brothers, Grady 
Neill of Okmulgee, James 
Neill of San Antonio, Texas; 
Homer Neill of Seminole, and 
Olen and Donom Neill, both of 
Wewoka; two sisters, Fay Bibb 
of Flower Mound, Texas and 
Allie Mae Mayfield of 
McCowen, Texas; 10 grand-
children and nine great-
grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy 
may be made to the Neil Mol-
leur Scholarship Fund at 
Seminole State College.
Casket bearers are Phil 
Neill, Ace Neill, Eddie Neill, 
Teddy Neill, Kenny Bibb, 
James Bibb, Butch Taylor, Bill 
Kendred, and Mike Bilbee.
Molleur
Jean Pfeiffer
Funeral services for lifelong 
Maud area resident Jean (Holt) 
Hamm Pfeiffer are scheduled for 
10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s 
United Methodist Church in 
Maud.
Rev. Gene Teel is set to offici-
ate.
Burial is to follow at Cum-
mings Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Knight Funeral Home.
Pfeiffer died Thursday, Dec. 
20, 2001 at Mission Hill Hospital 
in Shawnee at the age of 76.
She was born Oct. 11, 1925 in 
Hazel to Henry and Beulah 
(Layton) Holt.
On Oct. 18, 1946 she married 
R.F. Hamm in Ray City. He pre-
ceded her in death on Dec. 13, 
1984.
She then married Rudy Pfeiffer 
on July 2, 1990 in Seminole.
He preceded her in death on 
Dec. 31, 2000.
Pfeiffer owned and operated 
Hamm’s Dry Cleaners/Laundry.
Hamm’s Dry Cleaners opened 
in the late 1940’s and then added 
a self-service laundry in the early 
1950’s.
The dry cleaning business was 
closed in the 1970’s but the 
Hamms continued to run the 
laundry until 1982.
Pfeiffer then went to work for 
Goss Dry Goods as a sales clerk 
and worked there until the closing 
of the dry goods store in 1988.
She was a member of St. 
Mark’s United Methodist Church 
of Maud.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husbands; one 
sister, Verna Jackson; and two 
brothers, Ernest Holt and Layton 
Holt.
Pfeiffer is survived by one son, 
James Hamm of Mustang; two 
grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren; and two brothers, 
Hugh Holt of Hugoton, Kans. 
And Harold Holt of Lubbock, 
Texas.
Jean Pfeiffer
Funeral services for Jean 
Hamm Pfeiffer are scheduled for 
10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s 
United Methodist Church in 
Maud.
Pfeiffer died this morning at 
Mission Hill Hospital in 
Shawnee.
Further information is pending 
with the funeral home.
L.C. Ligon
A memorial service for 
Wetumka resident L.C. Ligon is 
scheduled for 2 p.m.  Friday at  
Stout Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wewoka.  
Rev. Joe D. Ligon will offici-
ate the service under the direction 
of Stout Funeral Home of We-
woka.
Ligon died at his residence on 
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 at the 
age of 76.  
He was born on Oct. 17, 1925 
to Luther and Ovie (Merriman) 
Ligon in Holdenville.  
He was educated in the Lime-
stone school area.  
On Nov. 23, 1945, Ligon en-
listed in the United States Army. 
He was honorably discharged 
on April 27th, 1947 receiving the 
Army Occupation Medal and the 
World War II Victory Medal.  
He retired as a roustabout in 
the Oilfield Industry in 1980.  
Ligon is preceded in death by 
his parents; one daughter, Donna 
Dodson; one grandson, Micheal 
Babb; and one brother, Clifford 
Ligon.
He is survived by three 
daughters, Barbara Tiger of 
Wetumka, Betty Romine of 
Seminole, and Judy Wilhelm of 
Wewoka; two sisters, Avie Ste-
phens of Arlington, Texas and 
Melva Heard of Konawa; six 
grandchildren and six great-grand-
children.  
Edward Oliver
Edward Oliver, a Bowlegs 
resident, died Monday, Dec. 17, 
2001 at Seminole Medical Center 
at the age of 62.
He was born July 13, 1939, in 
Green Bay, Wis. to Elmer and 
Mae (Campbell) Oliver.
He was self-employed.
Oliver was preceded in death 
by his parents, three brothers, and 
five sisters.
He is survived by one brother, 
Carl Oliver of Guthrie; and two 
sisters, Rose Osborn and Ethal 
Mae McCullan, both of Decatur, 
Ill.
Wesley Williams
Graveside funeral services for 
Wesley Williams are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Friday at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to 
officiate.
Williams died Tuesday, Dec. 
18, 201 at Southwest Medical 
Center in Oklahoma City at the 
age of 69.
He was born July 7, 1932 in 
Shamrock, Texas to Airl Wil-
liams and Beatrice (Sherwood) 
Koenig.
He married Lillie Angeline 
(Goodman) Williams Dec. 24, 
1985 in Austin, Texas.
Williams was an independent 
truck driver before he retired in 
1983.
He moved to Seminole from 
Oklahoma City in 1992.
He was a veteran of the Ma-
rines during the Korean War.
Williams was preceded in 
death by his brother, Herbert 
Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; and one daughter, Julie 
K.
Honorary bearers are Dana 
Edding and Bill Plop. 
Benjamin Williams 
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole native Benjamin H. 
Williams were held today at Ma-
ple Grove Cemetery.
Williams died Dec. 2, 2001 in 
the Good Samaritan Village in 
Hobbs, N.M. at the age of 71.
He was born Oct. 28, 1930 in 
Seminole to J.T.J. and Myrtle 
Williams.
He was preceded in death by 
he parents, two brothers, and 
three sisters.
Williams is survived by two 
sisters, Ruby South of Blanchard 
and Noel N. Lovell of Waukomis.
Memorials may be made to the 
Oklahoma Medical Research 
Foundation. 
Anna Payne
Funeral services for Wewoka 
native Anna Payne are scheduled 
for noon Thursday at First Baptist 
Church of Wewoka.
Rev. L.R. Drinkwater is to of-
ficiate.
Burial is to follow at Cudjo 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Myers Mortuary.
Payne died Thursday, Dec. 13, 
2001 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 83.
She was born Oct. 27, 1918 in 
the Nobletown Community in 
Wewoka to Lawson Wortham 
and Lula Charles.
She was a member of St. Ste-
phens Baptist Church where she 
served as Sunday School teacher, 
treasurer, president of the mis-
sion, and financial secretary.
Payne was an Eastern Star and 
belonged to Vernon C. Brooks 
#146 of Wewoka.
She was Past Matron of 
Vernon C. Brooks #146 and was 
a member of Eastern Star Union 
District Association where she 
served as president of the 
women’s department and treas-
urer.
She also served in the 
women’s department of the gen-
eral Baptist State Convention.
Payne was employed by Dr. 
Robert W. King for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; one brother, Lee 
Crockett; and one sister, Corine 
Thomas.
She is survived by one son, 
Larry Payne of Shawnee; four 
brothers, Jim Nutt Sr., Andrew 
Crockett, Elmer Crockett Sr., and 
Bud Crockett, all of Wewoka; 
one sister, Polly Gentry of We-
woka; and four grandchildren.
James John Powell
Wake services for Seminole 
resident James John Powell are 
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, Dec. 19, 2001 at Many 
Springs Baptist Church in 
Holdenville. 
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 
2001 at Many Springs Baptist 
Church.
Revs. Frank Moppin and 
Thomas Roughface will officiate 
the services.
Burial will follow at the Pow-
ell Family Cemetery under the 
direction of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Powell died Monday, Dec. 17, 
2001 at St. Michael’s Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 63.
He was born to John Powell 
and Judy Mae (Jackson) Walker 
on June 24, 1938 in Holdenville.
Powell married Clara Jane 
(Tims) on Jan. 16, 1960 in Okla-
homa City.
He moved to Seminole 15 
years ago from Shawnee, and 
retired in 1992 as mechanic for 
the City of Shawnee.
Powell was a former member 
of the OKC Pow-Wow Club; and 
Kiowa Warrior Descendents.
He is preceded in death by his 
wife, Clara Jane Powell; and his 
father, John Powell.
Powell is survived by his 
mother, Judy Walker; his step-
father, Robert Walker; three sons, 
Dennis J. Powell and Ronnie L. 
Powell, both of the home and 
Darrell W. Powell, Shawnee; five 
daughters, Theresa Ahgoom, 
Holdenville, Mary L. Bowers, 
Oklahoma City, Vanessa J. Pow-
ell, Brenda S. Powell, and Helen 
Winrow, all of Seminole; and 13 
grandchildren.
Casketbearers are Fred Stand-
ing, Earl Plumley, Fredrick 
Lewis, Michael Timms, Bunny 
Powell, and Donny Powell.
Honorary bearers are Wayne 
Edgemon, Jason Bender, Carl 
Squire, Chris Powell, and Tuffy 
Pigeon.
Tammie King
STILLWATER – Funeral 
services for former Seminole 
resident Tammie Renee King are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
Strode Chapel.
Pastor Jerry D. Dockery and 
Mike Wood of the Church of 
Christ are set to officiate.
Interment is to follow at Res-
thaven in Seminole under the di-
rection of Strode Funeral Home.
A prayer service at Strode is 
scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday.
King died Thursday, Dec. 13, 
2001 at Stillwater Medical Center 
at the age of 37.
She was born June 23, 1964 in 
Seminole to Kenneth King and 
Wynona Wood Harjo.
She attended Putnam City 
West High School in Bethany.
When King graduated, she re-
ceived a basketball scholarship to 
Bacone College in Muskogee.
She then went to Rogers State 
in Claremore before graduating 
from John Brown University in 
Siloam Springs, Ark. with a de-
gree in Business Management.
She worked for Shaw Gulf Oil 
Company for 13 years and 
worked for A1 Bail Bondsman 
for four years.
King was a member of Eagle 
Heights Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her grandparents.
She is survived by her mother 
and father, both of Seminole; one 
brother, Bryant Keith Douthit of 
Meeker; one step-sister, Brandy 
Harjo of Seminole; two step-
brothers, Tim and Stacy Harjo, 
both of Seminole.
Pallbearers are Jack Bays, 
Kevin Jones, Stan Dunbar, Dickie 
Schultz, Greg Webb, and Jim 
Brewer.
Honorary bearers are Greg 
Chilcoat, Russ Wood, Don Wool-
ridge, Danny Wood, Kip 
Whitekiller, Tim Harjo, Stacy 
Harjo, Troy Korena and Larry 
Chilcoat.
King
Marshall Justice
Funeral service for former 
Wewoka business owner Mar-
shall L. ‘Catline’ Justice are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at 
First Baptist Church of 
Holdenville.
Revs. Meredith Robinson and 
Doyle Clenney will officiate the 
services.
Interment will follow at the 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Fisher Funeral Serv-
ices of Holdenville.
Justice died Thursday, Dec. 
13, 2001 at Presbyterian Hospital 
in Oklahoma City at the age of 
82.
He was born to Mary Elizabeth 
(Hix) Justice and Claude Justice 
on March 8, 1919 in Dustin.
Justice’s father worked in the 
oilfield, so his boyhood years 
were spent in various locations 
throughout Oklahoma and Texas.
After attending many and var-
ied schools in the region, his 
school years were completed at 
Bowlegs.
At the age of 16, Marshall 
owned and operated his own suc-
cessful ice delivery business in 
Wewoka in 1935.
Justice married Bonnie Hud-
son on Oct. 28, 1939 in Meeker .
He began drilling in the oil-
field at age 21, with his career 
interrupted in 1943 by World War 
II.
Justice served in the U.S. 
Army as a 1st Sergeant overseeing 
prisoners of war, receiving an 
honorable discharge in 1946.
After his military service, he 
returned to oilfield drilling until 
1957, when he went to work for 
Chapman Oil Company located 
east of Holdenville, and at the 
same time established his own 
business, The Justice Shop.
Justice retired from his busi-
ness in 1982, but continued to 
work as a rancher and oilfield 
pumper until he was 79 years old, 
officially retiring in 1998.
He was a long-time member of 
First Baptist Church of 
Holdenville, where he served as 
Deacon for more than 40 years. 
He also served as president of 
the Baptist Brotherhood Associa-
tion, and was a charter member of 
the Elks Lodge, and a member of 
the American Legion.
Justice was preceded in death 
by his parents, Claude and Mary 
Justice; his wife, Bonnie Justice; 
his sister, Mary Burr; and two 
infant sons.
He is survived by one son, Ron 
Justice, Holdenville; four grand-
children; and three great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jason Jackson, 
Wayne Justice, Larry Scroggins, 
Jack Barrett, Darrell Smith, 
George Massad, and Art Garner.
Honorary bearers are Richard 
O’Donley, Richard Humphrey, 
Aubrie Benham, Steve Kennedy, 
Jack Holmes and Bill Robinson.
Bernice May Neeley
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fu-
neral services for Seminole native 
Bernice May Neeley are sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Saturday at 
South Colonial Chapel.
Burial will follow at Resthaven 
Memory Gardens under the di-
rection of Vondel L. Smith and 
Son Mortuary.
Nelley died Monday, Dec. 10, 
2001 in Kalamazoo, Mich., at the 
age of 85.
She was born July 31, 1916, in 
Seminole to Joe and Lizzie (Rob-
erts) Brown.
She owned a home-building 
business and was a member of 
Draper Park Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Sterling, and son 
Dwight.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Maurine Williams, Kalama-
zoo; five grandchildren; and nine 
great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may 
be made to the American Cancer 
Society, 4323 NW 63 rd, Suite 
110, Oklahoma City, 73116
Herman Hendrix
Funeral services for former 
Konawa resident Herman Odell 
Hendrix are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at First Baptist Church 
in Holdenville.
Rev. Nathan Durant will offi-
ciate. Burial will follow in 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Hudson-Phillips Fu-
neral Home.
Hendrix died Thursday, Dec. 
13, 2001, in the Norman Veterans 
Center at the age of 76.
He was born May 30, 1925, in 
McCurtain, to Lee and Jewel 
(Thompson) Hendrix.
He was raised in Konawa and 
graduated from Konawa High 
School.
He served in World War II un-
til his discharge in 1946 at Fort 
Leavenworth, Kans.
He was a millwright at the 
power plant and later owned and 
operated Herman’s Drive-In and 
Restaurant in Konawa.
He was a member of the Penn 
West Baptist Church, and was a 
32nd Degree Mason.
He married Betty Shed on 
April 26, 1947, in Wewoka; she 
survives him, of the home in 
Norman.
Other survivors include his 
son, Tommy Hendrix, Moore; 
one grandson, two stepgrand-
daughters; and two stepgreat-
grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Pallbearers will include Justin 
and Jason Collins, Marty Burns, 
Devon Brown, Bob Smith and 
David Shed.
Honorary pallbearers will in-
clude Ray Burns, Jack Collins 
and members of the Joshua Sun-
day School Class.
Hazel Pruett
OKEMAH – Funeral services 
for former Cromwell resident 
Hazel Anna Pruett are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Friday at Parks Broth-
ers Funeral Home Chapel.
Bob Wingo is to officiate.
Interment is to follow at  
Schoolton Cemetery under the 
direction of Parks Brothers Fu-
neral Home.
Pruett died Wednesday, Dec. 
12, 2001 in Harrah at the age of 
92.
She was born Dec. 6, 1908 in 
Higgins, Texas to J.H. and Rene 
Roach.
She married O.C. Pruett in 
Marshall, Ark. on Feb. 3, 1926.
Pruett had been a resident of 
Cromwell for most of her life 
before moving to Harrah Nursing 
Center in 1995.
She was a member of the As-
sembly of God Church in Crom-
well and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; one 
daughter, Imo Gene Robinson; 
and one son. Jr. Pruett.
Pruett is survived by one son, 
Dale Pruett of Choctaw; two sis-
ters, Bernice Price and Edith 
Griffin both of Russellville, Ark.; 
eight grandchildren; 15 great-
grandchildren; and one great-
great-granddaughter.
Elvis Smith
PONCA CITY – Funeral 
services for Wewoka native Elvis 
E. Smith were scheduled for 10 
a.m. this morning at the Trout 
Funeral Home Chapel.
Rev. Dr. Larry Night, pastor of 
Northeast Baptist Church was to 
officiate.
Burial was to follow at Odd 
Fellows Cemetery under the di-
rection of Trout Funeral Home.
Smith died Monday, Dec. 10, 
2001 at Mercy Hospital in Okla-
homa City at the age of 82. 
He was born May 24, 1919 in 
Wewoka to Marshall and Ida 
(Campbell) Smith.
He attended Wewoka High 
School and graduated in 1938.
Smith joined the Oklahoma 
45th Division National Guard in 
1939 for one year.
He was honorably discharged 
after serving during World War 
II.
He served in the 45th field ar-
tillery in North Africa and in 
campaigns through Sicily, Italy, 
Anzio, France, and Germany.
Smith’s division was the first 
to liberate the Dachua Concen-
tration Camp.
He came to Ponca City after 
the war and was employed by 
Continental Oil Company for 36 
years.
Most of his tenure was in the 
refinery warehouse.
Smith married Jimmie E. Un-
derwood on Oct. 22, 1949 in 
Ponca City.
He recently participated in the 
local Veterans Day Parade.
He was a member of the 
American Legion, V.F.W., and 
the First Baptist Church of Ponca 
City.
Smith was preceded in death 
by his parents and two brothers, 
Marshall M. Smith III and Manus 
L. Smith.
He is survived by his wife, 
Jimmie of Ponca City; two 
daughters, Glynda Wilson of 
Ponca City and Marsha Smith of 
Miami, Fla.; one sister, Ollie Mae 
Graham of Bartlesville; two 
brothers, Jep Smith of Center 
Point, Texas and Robert Smith of 
Ponca City.
Memorials may be made to 
Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 N. 
Union Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 
74601.
Mattie Price
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Mattie Emma Price are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Rev. David McDougal is set to 
officiate.
Burial is to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Price died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 
2001 at Seminole Medical Center 
at the age of 87.
She was born Feb. 14, 1914 in 
Wichita Falls, Texas to Jessie and 
Ada Emaline (Davis) Cavin.
She married Sterling May 
Price in 1928 in Wichita Falls, 
Texas.
He preceded her in death in 
1971.
She was a tailor.
Price was preceded in death by 
her parents; two children, Novella 
Rae and Wanita Ruth Price; two 
brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by one son, 
Bobby Lee Price of Graham, 
Texas; two daughters, Joann Ti-
ger of Seminole, and Scheri 
Dubbs of Flinton, Penn.; one sis-
ter, Susie Ethel Powers of 
Abilene, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 
and 19 great-grandchildren.
Cristie Jordan
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Cristie Dawn Jordan are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Steve Cline is set to offi-
ciate.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home. 
Jordan died Monday, Dec. 10, 
2001 at Seminole Medical Center 
at the age of 24.
She was born Nov. 14, 1977 in 
Shawnee to Larry Alan and 
Vivian Jean (Troglin) Hinds.
She married Carl Matthew 
Jordan on Dec. 31, 1996 in Semi-
nole.
Jordan was a homemaker.
She was a member of Amazing 
Grace Pentecostal Holiness 
Church.
She graduated from New Lima 
High School in 1996 and from 
Seminole State College with an 
Associates Degree in 2000.
Jordan was preceded in death 
by her father on April 5, 1999 and 
her great-grandmother, Jessie Self 
on Oct. 27, 2001.
She is survived by her mother 
of Seminole; her husband of the 
home; two daughters, Kaylee and 
Kaycee Jordan, both of the home; 
maternal grandmother, Lora 
Beach of Seminole; maternal 
grandfather, Charles Troglin of 
Seminole; paternal grandmother, 
Julie Hinds; and one brother, 
Danny Pennsiger of Seminole. 
Juanita Bryant
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Juanita Bryant are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at 
Church of Christ at Park and 
Seminole.
Christ Stinnett is to officiate.
Burial is to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Bryant died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 
2001 at her home in Seminole.
She was born Nov. 17, 1907 in 
Eaton, Colo. to William T. and 
Daisy Edmiston.
She married Homer Bryant on 
Oct. 27, 1929 in Seminole.
Her preceded her in death in 
1988.
Bryant was a retired school 
teacher.
She taught with the Seminole 
Public Schools as an elementary 
teacher for 23 years and was 
principal of Woodrow Wilson 
Elementary School for eight 
years.
She was a member of the 
Church of Christ at Park and 
Seminole.
Bryant was also a member of 
Delta Kappa Gamma, Self Cul-
ture Club, and the American As-
sociation of University Women.
She graduated from East Cen-
tral University and received her 
Masters from the University of 
Oklahoma.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents and one brother, 
L.N. Edmiston.
Bryant is survived by two 
sons, James Bryant of Garland, 
Texas, and Gary Bryant of Hurst, 
Texas; three grandchildren; six 
great-grandchildren; and one sis-
ter, Pat Moreland of Oklahoma 
City.
Younger ‘Sonny’ Carbitcher
Funeral services for lifelong  
Seminole resident Younger B. 
Carbitcher are scheduled for 1 
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001  
at Carbitcher’s parent’s home 
south of Bowlegs.
Rev. Dorsey Nero, Elder 
Kelly Tiger and Dave Bowlegs 
will officiate the services.
Burial will follow at the 
Carbitcher Family Cemetery 
under the direction of Swear-
ingen Funeral Home.
Carbitcher passed away 
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at Valley 
View Hospital in Ada at the 
age of 33.
He was born to Jimmy Car-
bitcher Jr., and Nancy Mae 
Deer in Talihina on March, 26, 
1968.
Carbitcher married Karen 
Anya Factor in Dec. 1996.
He was employed with the 
Seminole Nation Development 
Authority in the maintenance 
department.
Carbitcher was a member of 
the Middle Creek #2 Methodist 
Church.
He was preceded in death 
by his father, Jimmy Car-
bitcher Jr.; and Monroe Car-
bitcher.
Carbitcher is survived by 
his mother, Nancy Mae Deer, 
Bowlegs; his wife, Karen 
Factor; four sons, Monroe, 
Jake, and Brandon Carbitcher, 
all of Konawa, and Jason Car-
bitcher, Seminole; three 
daughters, Michelle Burden, 
Wewoka, Tiffany Carbitcher, 
Konawa, and Elizabeth Car-
bitcher, Seminole; three broth-
ers, Jimpsey Carbitcher, Dal-
las, Texas, Cooky Carbitcher, 
Seminole, and Rusty Car-
bitcher, Stroud; six sisters, 
Dora Hill, Seminole, Marion 
Brown, Bowlegs, Nettie 
Haney, Seminole, Pat Larney, 
Norman, Betty Wahweah, El 
Reno, and Marina Brown, 
Bowlegs.
Casket bearers are all neph-
ews, cousins and friends.
Honorary bearers are all 
brothers-in-laws, Henry Yar-
gee, Shawn Jones, and the 
SNDA Maintenance Depart-
ment of Rivermist Casino.
Carbitcher
Sarah Bruner
ADA – Funeral services for 
Sarah L. Bruner, the sister of a 
Wewoka resident, are scheduled 
for noon Thursday at Reaper 
Baptist Church.
Rev. L.R. Drinkwater is to of-
ficiate.
Burial is to follow at Pleasant 
Hill Cemetery under the direction 
of Criswell Funeral Home.
Bruner died Sunday, Dec. 9, 
2001 at a local hospital at the age 
of 85.
She was born April 8, 1916 in 
Stonewall to Frank and Agnes 
Dunford Cochran.
She was a lifelong resident of 
the Ada area.
Bruner attended Napier High 
School and was a homemaker.
On June 25, 1938 she married 
Grant Bruner in Coalgate.
She was a baptist and president 
of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church 
Missionary Society.
Bruner was also a member of 
the District Missionary Society, 
prayer committee, and treasurer 
and superintendent of Sunday 
school.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband and one son, Ivan 
Bruner.
She is survived by three sons, 
Rev. Wilburn Bruner of Okla-
homa City, Rev. Elmer Bruner of 
Memphis, Tenn. and Terry 
Bruner of Wewoka; two daugh-
ters, Mary Colbert of Dallas, 
Texas and Agnes Coleman of 
Calif.; two brothers, Rev. F.D. 
Cochran of Konawa, and T.C. 
Cochran of Stonewall; two sis-
ters, Bertha Alexander of Tupelo 
and Brazelia Johnson of Stone-
wall; four grandchildren and three 
great-grandchildren. 
Kenneth Dye
Graveside funeral services for 
lifelong Seminole resident Ken-
neth David Dye are scheduled for 
3 p.m. Wednesday at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rev. Roy Robertson is to offi-
ciate.
Dye died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 
at University Hospital in Okla-
homa City at the age of 44.
He was born Nov. 5, 1957 in 
Seminole to Kenneth and Juania 
Faye (Lynch) Dye.
He was a graduate of Varnum 
High School and a member of 
Assembly of God Church in 
Bowlegs.
Dye was preceded in death by 
his mother and one brother, Dale 
Dye.
He is survived by his father 
and one brother, Keith Dye, both 
of Seminole.
William Sutton 
Funeral services for fomer Seminole County resident William Sutton are scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Mark Baptist Church.
Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.
Sutton died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2001 at Amberwood Nursing Home in Oklahoma City at the age of 79.
He was born Dec. 21, 1921 to Dempsey Sutton and Rose Stepheny Cyrus.
He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Sutton retired from Trade Winds in Oklahoma City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by two sisters, Minnie Beavers of Oklahoma City and Elzora Sutton of Bakersfield, Calif.
Aaron Malone
Wewoka native Aaron Malone 
died Nov. 24, 2001 in Boley at 
the age of 58.
He was cremated at Ray Fran-
ciso Crematory in Tulsa and bur-
ied at Westwood Cemetery on 
Dec. 5.
He was born Jan. 8, 1943 in 
Wewoka to William and Hen-
ryetta Boone Malone.
Malone was preceded in death 
by his parents.
He is survived by one brother, 
James Spencer of Long Beach, 
Calif.
Services were under the direc-
tion of Myers Mortuary.  
Vesta Flanagan
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Vesta Flanagan 
are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednes-
day at the Swearingen Funeral 
Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Flanagan died Sunday, Dec. 9, 
2001 at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 81.
She was born to George 
Homer Young and Cordelia 
(Mounce) Young on July 13, 
1920 in Shawnee.
She married Eugene Flanagan 
on Feb. 7, 1948 in Shawnee.
Flanagan was employed at the  
Southwestern Bell business office 
in Seminole.
She was also secretary for 
Newman Construction Company; 
and head bookeeper at Seminole 
State College until her retirement 
in 1975.
Flanagan was a member of 
First United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the 
Seminole Flower Club and the 
Bridge Club, and loved crafts and 
sewing activities.
Flanagan was preceded in 
death by her parents; her hus-
band, Eugene Flanagan on Feb. 5, 
1995; and one son, Jimmy Gene 
Flanagan in 1950.
She is survived by two sons, 
Mike Flanagan and Pat Flanagan.
In lieu of flowers, the family 
asks that memorial donations be 
made to the American Heart As-
sociation.
Luther Mitchell
WILBURTON – Funeral 
services for former Seminole 
resident Luther Berry Mitchell 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday 
at the Wilburton High School 
Auditorium.
Rev. Jim Mitchell is set to of-
ficiate.
Burial is to follow at Mt. Sta-
tion Cemetery in Latimer County 
under the direction of Waldrop 
Funeral Home.
Mitchell died Wednesday, 
Dec. 5, 2001 at the St. Francis 
Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 54.
He was born Aug. 19, 1947 in 
McAlester to Fay L. and Gladys 
Carrigier Mitchell.
He was a veteran of the Viet-
nam War and served in the 
United States Army.
Mitchell married Linda Sparks 
on March 26, 1968 in Seminole 
County.
He was currently employed 
with the Gorden Construction 
Company in Stigler.
He was a member of Old 
Glory Church where he served as 
an Elder.
Mitchell was a member of the 
Masonic Lodge #141.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Mitchell is survived by his 
wife, of the home; three sons, 
Trevor Mitchell of Wilburton and 
Tyson and Luke Mitchell, both of 
Wilburton; one daughter, Udona 
Mitchell of Wilburton; two broth-
ers, David Kuykendal of Harts-
horne and James Mitchell of Wil-
burton; two sisters, Jackie Hen-
nen of Seminole and Wanda 
Franklin of Wilburton; and six 
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Bud Bloxham, 
Luke Mitchell, Duane Wood, Bob 
Dunlap, Randy Thompson, and 
Bill Davis.
Honorary pallbearers are em-
ployees of Gorden Contruction 
Company in Stiger, Gene Bullard, 
Gorman Price, Chris Carriger, 
and Jim Martin.
Harper L. Osborne Jr.
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole County resident Harper 
Lane Osborne Jr. is scheduled for 
1 p.m. Saturday, at Macedonia 
Baptist Church in Wewoka.
Reverend C. L. Provost III, of 
Middlecreek Baptist Church, is 
set to officiate.
Burial is planned to follow at 
Westwood Cemetery, under the 
direction of Myers Mortuary.
Osborne died Monday, Dec. 3, 
at Midwest Regional Medical 
Center.  He was 67.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1934, 
in Sasakwa.
Osborne was a member of 
Middlecreek Baptist Church and 
a member of the Masonic Lodge 
in Oklahoma City.
He retired from Scott’s Chev-
rolet in Oklahoma City.
Osborne is survived by his 
wife Ardelia Osborne, of the 
home.
Other survivors include his 
daughters Mildered Payton, 
Oklahoma City, and Kathy Os-
borne, Wewoka; sons Jim, Mi-
chael and Orlando Osborne, all of 
Shawnee; brothers Harry Os-
borne, Spencer, Morris Osborne, 
Oklahoma City, and William Os-
borne, San Jose, Calif.; sisters 
Maxine Osborne, Sasakwa, and 
Elzora Osborne, Oklahoma City; 
and 10 grandchildren.
Osborne was preceded in death 
by his parents, Harper L. Osborne 
Sr. and Lucy Davis Osborne; his 
son Maurice Osborne; and his 
sister Irene Liddell.
Dallas Parker
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Dallas R. Parker are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at 
the Church of Christ in Wewoka.
Rev. Wallace Doe McRay will 
officiate.
Burial will follow in Oakwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home.
Parker died Wednesday, Dec. 
5, 2001, at Holdenville General 
Hospital at the age of 91.
He was born June 25, 1910 in 
Flippin, Ark., to E.B. and Winnie 
(Sanders) Parker.
He lived in Bearden, Butner, 
Duncan, Ardmore and Cherokee 
before moving to Wewoka in 
1975.
He retired as production fore-
man for Conoco and spent time as 
a farmer.
Parker was a member of the 
Church of Christ.
He married Anna Jones on 
Oct. 12, 1935; she survives him, 
of the home.
Other survivors include their 
son, Dwight Parker, Grandfield; 
two daughters, LaDean Morgan 
and Elaine Chaffin, both of We-
woka; seven grandchildren; two 
stepgrandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; brothers and sis-
ters: Hairl Parker, Barnsdall; 
Covert Parker, Borger, Texas; 
Jack Parker, Bethany; E.B. 
Parker, Grants Pass, Ore.; George 
Parker, Wewoka; Myrt Price, 
Waterville, Wash.; and Maxine 
Cawdell, Shawnee.
Parker was preceded in death 
by his parents; two brothers, 
Dwight and Sherman; and his 
sister, Sylvia.
Parker
J.D. Barkhimer
Funeral services for lifelong 
Wewoka resident J.D. Barkhimer 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday 
at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel 
in Wewoka.
Rev. Jason Yarbrough is to of-
ficiate.
Interment is to follow at Tate 
Mountain Cemetery in Wewoka 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
Barkimer died Tuesday, Dec. 
4, 2001 at Shawnee Regional 
Hospital at the age of 66.
He was born Aug. 25, 1935 to 
David Franklin and Ethel (Mer-
riman) Barkhimer in Wewoka.
A 1954 graduate of New Lima 
High School, he retired as an oil-
field pumper and rancher.
Barkhimer married Pat Ledg-
erwood in Wewoka on Sept. 24, 
1955.
He was a member of Midway 
Baptist Church south of Wewoka.
He is preceded in death by his 
parents and one granddaughter, 
Blair Barkhimer.
Barkhimer is survived by his 
wife, of the home; two daughters, 
Annette Troglin and Carol Cook, 
both of Wewoka; one son, Carl 
Barkhimer of Wewoka; six 
grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; one brother, L.M. 
Barkhimer of Wewoka; three 
sisters, Ella Norman of Sasakwa 
and Zella Dansby and Stella 
Streater, both of Wewoka.
Pallbearers are Mike Streater, 
David Streater, Buddy Heard, 
Steve Barkhimer, Steve Parks, 
and Tony Bevelhymer.
Honorary pallbearers are Earl 
Bevelhymer, Ray Bevelhymer, 
Edmond Smith, Buddy Smith, 
Tink Streater, Herb Prater, and 
Tiny Middleton.
Cassie Boland
Funeral services for Wewoka 
Nursing Center resident Cassie 
Ellen Boland are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Thursday at the Stout Fu-
neral Home Chapel in Wewoka.
Rev. Mike Kirby is to offici-
ate.
Interment is to follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
Boland died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 
2001 at the age of 82.
She was born May 12, 1919 to 
Jim and Eliza (Paige) Sanders in 
Searcy, Ark.
She was educated in the Semi-
nole County area.
Boland married Woodrow 
Boland on May 12, 1938 in We-
woka.
She retired in 1962 from 
Lillian Russell of Wewoka as a 
seamstress.
She was a member of First 
Freewill Baptist Church of We-
woka where she taught Sunday 
School. 
Boland was a member of the 
Ladies Auxiliary.
She is preceded in death by her 
parents; two daughters, Etta and 
Nancy Sanders; one son, Floyd 
Sanders; and one grandson, 
Woody Blankenship.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Kathleen Orr of Wewoka; 
two granddaughters; one sister, 
Virginia Earles of Saugas, Calif.; 
one brother, Fred Sanders of 
Wewoka; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Don Orr, 
Tony Kidwell, Eddie Blanken-
ship, Earnest Moore, Sterling El-
more, and Jim Fleming.
Boland
Jewell Rider Sr.
Funeral services for former 
longtime Seminole resident 
Jewell Dexter Rider Sr. are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday 
at Roesch-Walker Funeral 
Chapel.
Rev. Tracy Barnett is set to of-
ficiate.
Burial is to follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Park under the 
direction of Roesch-Walker Fu-
neral Chapel.
Rider died Saturday, Dec. 1, 
2001 at an Oklahoma City hospi-
tal at the age of 80.
He was born April 19, 1921 in 
Sallisaw to Jack Walker and 
Susie Belle (Johnson) Rider.
He attended school in the 
Bunch and Marble City area.
Rider lived in the Shawnee 
area before entering the service 
during World War II.
He was employed in Substa-
tion Maintenance for OG&E.
He retired after 32 years of 
service.
Rider married Elsie June Odor 
on Aug. 2, 1915 in Seminole.
He was a veteran of the United 
States Army during World War 
II.
He was a member of the Pro-
testand faith.
Rider was preceded in death 
by his parents, one sister, and 
seven brothers.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; one son, Jewell Rider 
Jr. of Seminole; one daughter, 
Susan Faye Rider of Shawnee; 
five grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren; and one sister, 
Kate Kennedy of California.
The casket will be opened until 
1:50 on Wednesday and will not 
be opened after the services.
Rider 
Billie Keaton
Graveside funeral services 
for Seminole resident Billie 
Wynona Keaton were schedu-
eld for 2 p.m. today at Rest 
Haven Memorial Gardens with 
Dr. Kelvin Moseley set to offi-
ciate.
Services are under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Keaton died Sunday, Dec. 
2, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 72.
She was born Nov. 18, 1929 
in Frederick to Otto William 
and Ellen (Baird) Scheller.
She married Bill Keaton on 
April 21, 1951 in Marietta.
He preceded Keaton in 
death on January 25, 1990.
She moved to Seminole in 
December of 1956 from Sti-
gler.
She was a member of the 
First Baptist Church of Fre-
derick.
Keaton was also preceded 
in death by her parents.
She is survived by her 
daughter and son-in-law, 
Kayla and Randy Strayhorn, 
Shawnee; two grandchildren, 
Kolby Keaton Strayhorn and 
Kole Keaton Strayhorn; four 
brothers, Otto William Schel-
ler Jr. of Jackson, Miss., Jerry 
and Mike Scheller both of 
Seminole, and Eddie Scheller 
of Sayre; and two sisters, Mary 
Funderberg of Oklahoma City 
and Myrna Walden of Freder-
ick.
Keaton 
Damien Anthony
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Damien John Anthony 
are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Wednesday at Covenant Life 
Family Church with Rev. Vern 
Sundberg officiating.
Burial is to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Anthony died at Seminole 
Medical Center Sunday, Dec. 2, 
2001 as a result of an accident.
He was 15.
He was a lifelong Seminole 
County resident.
Anthony was born May 11, 
1986 in Shawnee to Van Doyle 
“John” and Brenda (Jones) An-
thony. 
He was a student at Strother 
School and a member of 4-H.
He is survived by his parents, 
of the home; grandparents, Peggy 
Neu of Albert and Don Jones of 
Oklahoma City; great-
grandparents, Franklyn Cornelius 
of Cogar and Clara Cornelius of 
Seminole; one brother, Timothy 
Strickland of Oklahoma City; and 
one sister, Tiffany Ellison of 
Oklahoma City.
Casket bearers are Mark 
McCowen, Steve Hamilton, Chris 
Rainwater, Wesley Phillips, Matt 
Anson, and Bill West.
Honorary bearers are Charlie 
Anson, Toby Aldridge, and Keith 
Aldridge.
Anthony
Anna Renfro
Graveside services for Maud 
resident Anna “Ann” Ruth Renfro 
are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Wednesday  at Cummings 
Cemetery in Maud.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate the services, which will be 
under the direction of Knight Fu-
neral Home.
Renfro died Friday, Dec. 1, 
2001 at Mission Hill Hospital at 
the age of 81.
She was born to James Harvey 
Hudson and Mary (Estep) Hud-
son on Oct. 30, 1920 in Snowball, 
Ark.
Renfro was a lifelong Maud 
resident, and was a cook in the 
cafeteria for Maud Public Schools 
for many years.
She later worked on the Green 
Thumb program in the Maud field 
office for Action, Inc., until her 
complete retirement.
Renfro was a member of the 
Maud Trinity Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, George Tobe Renfro 
on Dec. 10, 1992; one son, Gary 
L. Renfro on Aug. 24, 2000; one 
grandson, Jerry Wayne Renfro on 
Feb. 2, 1982; one sister, Daisy 
Ryan on Dec. 12, 1997; and one 
brother, Fay Hudson.
Renfro is survived by two 
sons, George Paul Renfro, 
Farmington, N.M., and Terry 
Renfro, Maud; her companion, 
Kenneth Beene, Maud; one 
brother, James Hudson, Maud; 
one sister, Elva Hart, Moore; 
seven grandchildren and six 
great-grandchildren.
Roy Birdwell
Funeral services for Konawa 
native Roy Birdwell are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Monday at Res-
thaven Funeral Home Chapel in 
Shawnee.
Rev. Wesley Martin is set to 
officiate.
Burial is to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Resthaven Funeral Home.
Birdwell died Thursday, Nov. 
29, 2001 at his residence in 
Shawnee at the age of 62.
He was born Dec. 8, 1938 in 
Konawa to James Rufus and Bes-
sie (Wood) Birdwell.
He was a rotary driller work-
ing for several Oklahoma oil 
firms including several years with 
Bodard and Hale Drilling Com-
pany.
Birdwell introduced many 
young men into the oilfield dur-
ing his career.
He married Carla Wilburn in 
Ada on Aug. 26, 1962.
He was a member of the St. 
Louis Assembly of God Cuhrch.
Birdwell had lived in Shawnee 
since 1983.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
He is survived by four sons, 
Richie Birdwell and Pete Bird-
well, both of Seminole, James 
Birdwell of Tryone, and Edward 
Birdwell of Yukon; two daugh-
ters, Mary Borque of Wewoka 
and Delia Drew of Harrah; eight 
grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; one brother, 
Tommy Birdwell of Pink; and 
one sister, Lucille Birdwell of 
Eufaula.
Casket bearers are Bill King, 
Teddy Eberle, David Green, Jerry 
Green, David Bussey, and Billy 
Graham.
Honorary casket bearers are 
Kenny King, Daryl Hopkins, 
Richard Norman, Ellis Shaw, and 
Carl Hilburn.
Birdwell
Media McAlister
A private family burial for 
former longtime Seminole 
County resident Media McAlister 
is scheduled for Monday under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
McAlister died Tuesday, Nov. 
27, 2001 at Norman Regional 
Hospital at the age of 84.
She was born June 13, 1917 in 
Arkansas to Johnny Lee Vincent 
and Lillie Tackett.
She was married to Fred 
McAlister.
McAlister was retired and a 
member of the Holiness faith.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, her husband, and two 
sons.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Helen Brooks of Little Axe 
and Virgie Driggers of Newalla; 
two sisters, Ula Smith and Daisy 
Davis, both of Seminole; and 
numerous grandchildren.
Former Wewokan 
Killed in McAlester 
Feed Mill Accident
MCALESTER –Former We-
woka area resident Wayne Key 
Jr. was killed in an accident at 
McAlester Feed Mill Wednesday, 
Nov. 28, 2001 when his coat got 
caught in a conveyor belt.
He was 32.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. Saturday at Bishop 
Chapel of Memories with Rev. 
Lee Wayne Fowler officiating.
Interment is to follow at Ar-
pelar Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Bishop Funeral Service.
The family will receive friends 
for visitation at Bishop Funeral 
Home from 6 – 8 p.m. tonight.
He was born March 27, 1969 
in Tishomingo to Harold Wayne 
Sr. and Kathryn Lamoni Key.
Key attended school at Dale.
While living in Oklahoma 
City, he married Libby Lavonne 
Steagman.
He later moved to Holdenville 
and married Leslie Shockley on 
Dec. 30, 1991 in Wewoka.
They owned and operated 
Wayne’s Auto Shop in 
Holdenville for five years.
Key moved to Arpelar in 1998 
where he worked at the 
McAlester Feed Mill as foreman.
He was also involved in the 
breeding of quarter horses and 
was a member of the American 
Quarter Horse Association.
He was preceded in death by 
his sister, Joanna Key; two grand-
fathers, Roy Key and Joe Allison; 
and one grandmother, Pearl Hart.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; five daughters, April 
Key and Hailey Key both of 
Oklahoma City, and Bridget Key, 
Maddy Key, and Bailey Key, all 
of the home; two sons, Cody and 
Devin Key, both of the home; his 
mother, of Arpelar; his father, of 
Oklahoma City; his step-father, 
Darrell Byerly of Holdenville; 
four brothers, Larry Key of 
Holdenville, Roy Key of Ada, 
Ronnie Key of Lamar, and Billy 
Key of Oklahoma City;  his for-
mer wife, of Oklahoma City; his 
grandmother, Dorothy Key of 
Oklahoma City; and grandpar-
ents, Bill and Tootsie Byerly of 
Holdenville.
Pallbearers are Marlon Joe 
Wilson, Brian Crow, David 
Holder, Gerald Hart, Kent Dal-
mont, and Billy Bradford.
Honorary bearers are Edmond 
Shropshire, Billy Key, Roy Key, 
Shane Chapman, Ronnie Key, 
and William Holder.
Barney Camp Jr.
Funeral services for lifelong 
Wewoka resident Barney Camp 
Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sat-
urday at the Sand Creek Eufaula 
Indian Baptist Church in We-
woka.
Rev. Houston Tiger is set to 
officiate.
Interment is to follow at the 
Camp family cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home 
of Wewoka.
All night wake services are 
planned for tonight beginning at 
7:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Eufaula 
Indian Baptist Church.
Camp died Wednesday, Nov. 
28, 2001 at the Holdenville Gen-
eral Hospital at the age of 51.
He was born April 11, 1950 in 
Wewoka to Barney Camp Sr. and 
Irene Fife.
He attended Justice and Se-
quoyah Schools.
Camp served as a truck driver 
and auto mechanic.
He met and married Bonita 
Jane Little in January of 1981 in 
Wewoka.
He was a member of the We-
woka Indian Baptist Church but 
later moved his letter to Sand 
Creek Eufaula Indian Baptist 
Church of Wewoka in 1984 
where he remained until his 
death.
Camp was preceded in death 
by his parents and one sister, 
Mary Sue Davis.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; four sons, Steven 
Camp and Keneth Camp both of 
Stillwell, and Darin and PoJoe 
Camp of Wewoka; three daugh-
ters, Vicki Camp of Cadillac 
Warren, Mich., Michelle Robison 
of Holdenville, and Teresa Camp 
of Wewoka; two sisters, Hariett 
Davis of Oklahoma City and Joan 
Wise of Seminole; one brother, 
Andrew Camp of Lawton; and 
eight grandchildren.
Myrtle E. ‘Bunny’ Jackson
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Myrtle E. “Bunny” Jack-
son are set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday 
at Stout Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wewoka.  
Reverend Bill Barnett will of-
ficiate the services.
Interment is to follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery in Wewoka un-
der the direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Wake services are to be held 
on Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at 7 
p.m. at the First Indian Nations 
Baptist Church in Seminole.
Jackson died Monday, Nov. 
26, 2001 at Shawnee Regional 
Hospital at the age of 67.   
She was born on July 11, 1934 
to Hubert Darius and Elsie 
(Layne) Foreman in Tulsa. 
On Jan. 27, 1959, she married 
Travis Jackson in Chouteau.  
Jackson lived in this area prior 
to moving to California in 1959 
to 1973.  
In 1988, she then moved to 
Parker, Ariz. until returning to 
Seminole in 1997.  
She was a volunteer counselor 
in the alcohol and drug abuse 
field.
Jackson’s parents and one 
grandchild, Baby Girl Miller, 
preceded her in death.  
She is survived by her hus-
band, Travis Jackson, of the 
home; three daughters, Paula 
Harden and Willa Dean Griffin 
both of Wewoka, and Billie Jean 
Miller of Seminole; four sons, 
Travis Jackson Jr. of Shawnee, 
Michael Alan Jackson of We-
woka, Brian R. Jackson of Tahle-
quah, and Bruce C. Davis of 
Leach; three sisters, Marlene 
Foreman, Patsy Barnett, and 
Elouise (Skeeter) Dixon all of 
Oaks; one brother, Watie Fore-
man of Twin Oaks;  twenty-two 
grandchildren, and eleven great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Travis 
Jackson Jr., Michael Jackson, 
Brian Jackson, Phil Miller, Bruce 
Davis, Ray Griffin and B.C. 
Harden.  
Honorary Pallbearers will be 
her grandsons.  
Mary Swope
Funeral services for Mary 
Swope, the sister of a Wewoka 
resident, are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Friday at the Mallory Fu-
neral Home Chapel with Rev. 
Leonard Karch officiating.
Burial is to follow in McMa-
han Cemetery under the direction 
of Mallory Funeral Home of Sti-
gler.
Swope died Monday, Nov. 26, 
2001 in Stigler.
She was born Aug. 21, 1937 in 
Butner to Clifford Wesley and 
Annie Mae Barker Shores.
She was a specialties clinic di-
rector.
Swope is survived by her hus-
band, Lee Roy Swope, of the 
home; two daughters, Carri Abner 
of Wagoner and Annette Swope 
of Norman; one son, Keith Swope 
of Choctaw; five sisters, Leta 
Mae Smith and Daisy Harper of 
Wewoka, Trishie Burns of Jasper, 
Texas, Betty Sharp of Oklahoma 
City, and Katie Reyes of Eufaula; 
three brothers, Clifford Shores of 
Watonga, Frank Shores of Stigler, 
and Jerry Shores of Porum; and 
two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Keith 
Swope, John Abner, Paul Green, 
Chris Larkin, Bryan Underwood, 
and David Howard.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
Don Allen, John Crabtree, and 
Kenny Medlock.
Odes B. Williams 
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Odes B. Williams are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield 
officiating.
Burial is to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Williams died Wednesday, 
Nov. 28 at Shawnee Regional 
Hospital at the age of 87.
He was born June 19, 1914 in 
Silver Lake, Texas to Jeff W. and 
Artie (Sayers) Williams. 
He moved here from Texas 70 
years ago.
Williams married Winnie L. 
(Smart) on July 10, 1967 in Can-
ada.
His first wife, Ellen (Weeden) 
Williams, preceded him in death.
He was a trucking contractor 
with Parkhill Trucking company 
in Tulsa.
Williams retired in 1970 and 
built and operated Circle W. Cor-
ral north of Seminole until 1976.
He was a member of First 
Christian Church.
He was also preceded in death 
by his parents; one son, Odes B. 
Williams, Jr.; one brother and 
four sisters.
Williams is survived by his 
wife, of the home; one step-son, 
David Moore, Duncan; one 
daughter, Neta Sue Anderson, 
Claremoore; one step-daughter, 
Deanna Griesler, North Bruns-
wick, N.J.; one brother, Charlie 
Williams, Hutchinson, Kan.; one 
sister, Jessie Bruce, Poplar Bluff, 
Mo.; nine grandchildren and 20 
great-grandchildren. 
Williams
Billie Sharp
Funeral services for former 
Wewoka resident Billie Keith 
(Nelms) Sharp are scheduled for 
2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist 
Church of Wewoka.
Rev. Dan Anderson will offi-
ciate the services.
Interment will follow at the 
Oakwood Cemetery, under the 
direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral 
Home.
Sharp died Sunday, Nov. 25, 
2001 in Branson, Mo., at the age 
of 80.
She was born to William 
Grady and Vivian Nelms on Feb. 
21, 1921 in Wewoka.
Sharp attended and graduated 
from Wewoka High School.
She married George Eugene 
Sharp on Dec. 24, 1936 in We-
woka.
After the death of her husband, 
Sharp achieved a GED, attended 
and graduated from both Semi-
nole Junior College and East 
Central University.
Sharp taught school in Crom-
well before moving to Wichita, 
Kan., in 1972.
She retired at the age of 65 
from the staff of the Wichita State 
University Police Department.
Sharp was a member of the 
Peace Lutheran Church in Hol-
lister, Mo.
She is preceded in death by her 
parents; one daughter, Rebecca 
Drucilla Sharp; and her husband.
Sharp is survived by four sons, 
William George Douglas Sharp, 
Reeds Spring, Mo., Richard 
Grady Sharp, McAlester, James 
Agnew Sharp, Peck, Kan., and 
David Gene Sharp, Tracy, Calif.; 
one sister, Jo Nelms, Wewoka; 11 
grandchildren; and 13 great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Douglas Sharp, 
Grady Sharp, Agnew Sharp, 
David Sharp, Gene Wallace, 
Mikel Wallace, and Clint 
Wallace.
Mayme Louise Hargis Norris 
Louise Norris, known as 
Mamalou, passed away on 
Nov. 27, 2001.
She was born to Clarence 
and Mayme Hargis on May 4, 
1936.
On Feb. 14, 1955, she mar-
ried the love of her life, Jim 
Norris.
To this union, four children 
were born, Mary Louise, 
Deborah Ann, Jimmy Jr., and 
Sandra Lea Norris.
Jim and Louise Norris 
owned and operated Jim Norris 
Tank Truck Service in Semi-
nole.
Mayme, Louise, Mamalou, 
Mom, she went by all, will be 
missed dearly.
Louise is survived by her 
husband, Jim Norris of the 
home in Seminole; her chil-
dren, Mary and Jack Francis of 
Okmulgee, Debbie Norris of 
Renton, Wash., Jimmy Jr. and 
Brandi Norris of Tulsa, and 
Sandy Norris Johnson of 
Frankfort, Ky.
Grandchildren are Tonya 
Lynn and Lee Breshears of 
Woodward, Jennypher Norris 
of Oklahoma City, Trey Norris 
of Anton, Texas, Cody Jack 
Francis of Okmulgee, Tyler 
Norris,of Tulsa, Jeremy Todd 
Norris-Bates and Nikki Bates 
of Maud, and Jessie Norris of 
Renton, Wash.
Great-grandchildren are 
Christopher Breshears, Erica 
Breshears, Jr. Breshears, Dex-
ter Breshears, and Hunter 
Breshears all of Woodward, 
and Taylor Bates of Maud.
Mayme Louise Norris is 
also survived by her brothers 
and sisters, John Hargis of 
Tulsa, Melvin Hargis, of 
Seminole, Virginia Abbot, of 
New Braunsels, Texas, Charles 
Hargis, of Colony, Texas, and 
Nettie Zella VanAlstine, of 
Kentucky.
Mamalou was loves and re-
spected by many, many 
friends.
She will be greatly missed 
by friends and her family.
Mamalou loved the out-
doors and going places.
She loved to talk and meet 
new people and see new faces.
She was into collecting old 
and new music boxes and she 
liked to watch her grandchil-
dren play.
Mamalou has been ill for 
many, many years and, due to 
her illness, it left her in area 
nursing homes, where she 
passed away in Shawnee Sun-
set Estates Nursing Home in 
Shawnee on Nov. 27, 2001.
Mamalou, Louise, Mom, 
was known for her sly sense of 
humor.
She loved to paint art and 
draw.
Mamalou was very crafty 
and loved to make things for 
her children and grandchildren.
Louise was a member of the 
First Prsbyterian Church in 
Seminole and later became a 
member of Trinity Baptist 
Church where she was very 
active in the baby nursery for 
years.
Louise is preceded in death 
by her parents, Mayme and 
Clarence Hargis, her sister-in-
law, Nancy Hargis, and her 
mother-in-law, Anna Norris 
Adams Heath, also known as 
Buzzsaw.
Mamalou has left us, but in 
our hearts she will live forever.
There will always be lots of 
memories and stories for all of 
us to share and remember and 
she will always be our Mama-
lou.
Mamalou was not only a 
special mom, she was very ex-
tra-special grandma and great-
grandma.
Mamalou always looked 
forward to seeing her grand-
kids.  It always brightened her 
day.
Funeral services are pend-
ing.
We will miss her.
Norris
Clyde Foster
Clyde E. Foster, 73, of Bot-
tineau, N.D. died Thursday, 
Nov. 22, 2001 in Butte, Mont. 
of injuries sustained in an 
automobile accident.
Born on Sept. 12, 1928 in 
Cromwell to James and Flon-
nie (Hall) Foster, Clyde 
proudly served as a member of 
the U.S. navy following World 
War II and in the U.S. Army 
during the Korean War.  
He started a career in the 
newspaper business in 
Holdenville as a sports editor, 
and that career spanned over 
45 years in all phases of news 
writing, editing and newsroom 
supervision. 
He retired in 1995, but was 
drawn back several times by 
his love of the newspaper 
business.  
Clyde’s last position was as 
a staff writer at the Minot 
Daily News.
His other interests included 
golf, sports cars, orchid-
growing, youth hockey, and 
internet broadcasts of Cubs 
baseball games.  
Clyde was also associated 
with Gustin Flowers in We-
woka.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents and his brother, 
James Leslie Foster.
Clyde is survived by his 
sister, Arnitas Copeland of 
Oklahoma City; sons Leslie of 
Chesapeake, Va., and Kirt of 
Missoula, Mont.; daughter 
Vicki L. Johnson of Bottineau, 
N.D.; grandsons James L. 
Foster of Chesapeake, Va. a 
junior at Oklahoma State Uni-
versity, and Gary S. Hinton of 
Bottineau, N.D.; and one 
niece, Beverly Malone of 
Oklahoma City.  
Sharing in this loss are 
daughters-in-law Mary and 
Teresa, son-in-law Dalmar, 
and Patricia Feagin, of 
Holdenville, with whom he 
shared thirty years and the love 
of their children, among so 
many others.
A funeral will be held at 
Stout Funeral Home in We-
woka at 10 a.m. Friday. 
Rev. Henry Bell will offici-
ate the service.  
Pallbearers will be James 
Foster, James Malone, Dalmar 
Johnson, Gary Hinton, Paul 
Gustin and Tony Gustin.  
Burial will take place at 
Holdenville Cemetery in 
Holdenville following the 
service.
 
Haskell Lee Streater a kind 
and generous man and a wonder-
ful dad, passed from this earth 
Nov. 24, 2001 at 2:05 p.m. at 
Holdenville General Hospital. 
He was born on March 14, 
1932 to Thomas Albert Streater 
and Rachel Claire Coley.  
Haskell was a veteran of the 
army, serving in the Korean War.  
He was in the military from 
1948 to 1962.  
He was born and raised in the 
Wewoka area.  
Haskell was preceded in death 
by his parents; one brother Albert 
Jay “Bud” Streater; and two sis-
ters Betty Kilyon and Theresa 
Moon.  
He is survived by two brothers 
Larry Streater of Wewoka and 
Jerry Streater of Kellyville; three 
sisters; Sue Bell of San Antonio, 
Texas, Tommie Joe Finch of San 
Antonio, Texas,  and Saundra 
Anderson of Wewoka.  
After his service years he 
worked in real estate, oilfield, and 
for the city of Wewoka.
He is father to Haskell Ray 
Streater and wife Sharon Streater 
of Seminole, Tommy Joe Streater 
and wife Regina Streater of We-
woka, Daniel Edwards and wife 
Cheryl Edwards of Wewoka.  
Haskell has one daughter 
Elizabeth E. Cordoni of Wewoka.  
He had 15 grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild
He was a resident of Elmwood 
Manor Nursing Home from De-
cember 15, 1998 to November 24, 
2001, where he had a visitor 
daily, his brother Larry.  
Haskell was a kind and gener-
ous man who will leave a va-
cancy in the family never to be 
filled, but we know he’s earned 
his rest and is in a better place.  
He will be in the hearts of 
family and friends forever more. 
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10 a.m., Nov. 28, 2001, 
Wednesday at the Stout Funeral 
Home Chapel.  
Rev. Russell Ryker will be of-
ficiating.  
Pallbearers are VFW members. 
Cremation will take place fol-
lowing the funeral service, per 
request of the family.
Streater
Woodrow Peery
Funeral services for Woodrow 
Wilson Peery, the stepfather of a 
Seminole resident, were sched-
uled for today at the Smith-
Phillips Chapel in Ada with Rev. 
Keith Strain officiating.
Burial was to follow in Memo-
rial Park Cemetery in Ada under 
the direction of Smith-Phillips 
Funeral Home.
Peery died Saturday, Nov. 24, 
2001 at Valley View Hospital in 
Ada at the age of 85.
He was born Nov. 11, 1916 in 
Greenville to Dave Martin and 
Nettie Pearl Estes Peery.
He graduated from Marietta 
High School in 1938.
Peery served in the United 
States Navy during World War II 
and then moved to Ada in 1946.
He was employed by South-
western Bell Telephone Company 
and retired after 43 years of 
service.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason, 
charter member of Ada Rifle & 
Pistol Club, and served as treas-
urer of Mature Fellowship Group.
Peery was also a Silver Beaver 
of Boy Scouts of America, 
scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 
4, and was chosen to accompany 
Scout groups to the National 
Jamboree in 1957.
He was inducted into the Harry 
Miller District Scouters Hall of 
Fame in 1998.
He was a member of First 
Christian Church for 53 years 
where he had served as deacon.
Peery married Oleta Pearl 
Davis in 1938.
She preceded him in death in 
1980.
He then married Margaret 
Evelyn Hutchins.
She preceded him in death in 
1990.
He then married Fern Bishop 
on July 11, 1992.
She survives him of the home.
Peery is also survived by two 
sons, Don Peery, of Pescadero, 
Calif., and Larry Perry, of 
Shawnee; one daughter, Janet 
Peery Jordan, of Ada; one step-
son, John Bishop, of Seminole; 
one stepdaughter, Mary Bishop, 
of Broken Arrow; seven grand-
children; five step-grandchildren; 
two great-grandchildren; and one 
sister, Audrey Peery Case, of 
Waynoka.
Pallbearers are Paul West, Joe 
Farmer, Carmen Murray, Bob 
Somerholder, Johnny Ray, John 
Bishop, Walter Mayes, and 
Angus McFarland.
Honorary bearers are Vernon 
Archer, Murray Collings, and 
Stanley Horne.
Jack Harris
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Jack Willard Harris were 
scheduled for 2 p.m. today at 
Pickard-Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel.
Rev. Pam Shirk was to offici-
ate.
Burial was to follow at Ko-
nawa City Cemetery under the 
direction of Pickard-Swearingen 
Funeral Home of Konawa.
Harris died Saturday, Nov. 24, 
2001 at Valley View Regional 
Hospital in Ada at the age of 83.
He was born June 4, 1918 in 
Picher to Lee Hall and Maggie 
Rita (Brashier) Harris.
He married Earline (Sullens) 
on Aug. 18, 1946 in Guymon.
Harris was a truck driver for 
HJ Jeffries Truck Line before he 
retired in 1975.
He served in the United States 
Army during World War II, com-
pleting a tour in the South Pacific.
He was a member of the First 
United Methodist Church and the 
American Legion.
Harris was preceded in death 
by his parents, two brothers, and 
one sister.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; one daughter, Sue 
Dasbach, of Houston, Texas; two 
sons, Jimmie Don “J.D.” Harris, 
and Willard Harris, both of Okla-
homa City; one sister, Thelma 
Haines, of Hot Springs, Ark.; 
seven grandchildren and eight 
great-grandchildren.
Leo Rooms
OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral 
services for Seminole resident 
Leo Forest Rooms were sched-
uled for Saturday at Life Chris-
tian Church.
Burial was to follow at 
Schwartz Cemetery under the 
direction of Bill Eisenhour 
Southeast Funeral Home.
Rooms died Wednesday, Nov. 
21, 2001 the age of 62.
He was born May 19, 1939 in 
Oklahoma City to Edward and 
Esther Rooms.
He married Loretta June Smith 
on June 4, 1966.
Rooms served in the U.S. 
Army for two years.
He retired to his farm in Semi-
nole in September of this year.
He was preceded in death by 
his father, one brother, and one 
sister.
Rooms is survived by his 
mother; one sister, Mary Boone; 
two brothers, Don and Earl 
Rooms; two sons, Travis, of Fort 
Lewis, Wash., and Clyde Curtis, 
of Fort Drum, N.Y.; and one 
grandchild.
John Machado
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident John Frank Machado are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
Immaculate Conception Catholic 
Church with Father Basil Keenen, 
O.S.B. set to officiate.
Burial is to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. 
Sunday at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel.
Machado died Wednesday, 
Nov. 21, 2001 at his home at the 
age of 77.
He moved to Seminole from 
Oxnard, Calif. in 1977.
He was born Feb. 7, 1924 in 
Venice, Calif. to Porfirio and 
Helen (Dickhous) Machado.
Machado married Midge Evy-
aune (Hargrave) Machado on 
Aug. 11, 1945 in Venice, Calif.
He was a retired farmer.
He served in the United States 
Marine Corps from 1942 until 
1943.
Machado graduated from 
Venice High School where he 
was a standout athlete receiving 
varsity letters in football, base-
ball, and track.
He attended Loyala University 
where he quarterback for the Li-
ons from 1945 until 1947.
He played professional foot-
ball for Los Angeles Bulldogs in 
the Pacific Coast League where 
he was quarterback from 1948 
until 1950.
Machado coached at Santa 
Clara High School in Oxnard, 
Calif. from 1952 until 1958.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; one brother, James 
Machado, in 1988; and one grad-
son, Matthew Machado, in 1985.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; six sons, John 
Machado, of Miama, George 
Machado, of Milwaukee, Wis., 
Patrick Machado, of Fresno, 
Calif, Kernon Machado, of 
Camarillo, Calif., and Bryon and 
Mark Machado, both of Semi-
nole; one daughter, Anne 
Machado, of Prague; two broth-
ers, Henry Machado, of Palos 
Verdes, Calif., and Patrick 
Machado, of Long Beach, Calif.; 
one sister, Helene Vansant, of 
San Bernardino, Calif.; 13 grand-
children, and 4 great-
grandchildren.
Machado
Charlie Breeding 
Funeral services for Charlie 
Thomas Breeding, the father of a 
Wewoka resident, were scheduled 
to be held this morning at South 
Colonial Chapel.
Breeding died Monday at the 
age of 67.
He was born June 21, 1924 in 
Algood, Tenn. to Alf and Eva 
Breeding.
He was a World War II veteran 
of the United States Army.
Breeding worked for 27 years 
at Schuler Fruit Company as a 
truck driver.
He also worked for Fred Jones 
Ford as a block inspector for 15 
years.
He was preceded in death by 
four sisters, one brother and two 
grandchildren.
Breeding is survived by his 
wife, Ola Breeding, of the home; 
one son, Gary Breeding, of We-
woka; four daughters, Joann 
Reeves, of Oklahoma City, Betty 
Lewis, of Noble, and Charlene 
Breeding and Terri Burke, both of 
Dublin, Ohio; 13 grandchildren 
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Benetia Boone
Graveside services for former 
Seminole resident Benetia Eliza-
beth Niblack-Boone were held 
Tuesday at Maple Grove Ceme-
tery under the direction of Capitol 
Hill Funeral Home.
Niblack-Boone died Sunday, 
Nov. 17, 2001 at the age of 74.
She was a member of Cross-
roads Cathedral Assembly of God 
Church.
She was involved in retail and 
furniture sales.
Niblack-Boone once made a 
250 yard hole-in-one at Woodson 
Park.
She attended Seminole High 
School.
She is survived by brothers, 
Orville, Carroll, Gene, and Jo 
Niblack; two sons, Gordon and 
Craig Boone, and three 
grandchildren.
Marcus Brooks
Graveside funeral services for 
Marcus Levi Brooks, the infant 
son of Gary and Melissa Brooks, 
were held Monday at Little 
Cemetery.
Rev. Danny Fisher officiated.
Burial was under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Brooks died Saturday, Nov.17, 
2001 at Children’s Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of two 
weeks.
He was born Oct. 28, 2001 in 
University Hospital in Oklahoma 
City to Gary Leon and Melissa 
Ann (Hudgins) Brooks.
He is survived by his parents, 
of the home; one brother, Mat-
thew Brooks, of the home; one 
sister, Courtney Brooks, of the 
home; grandparents, David and 
Dana Taylor, of Wewoka, and 
Leon and Roberta Brooks, of 
Seminole; great-grandparents, 
Betty Williams, Estelle Lane,  
and Frank and Albert Taylor, all 
of Seminole, Beulah Brooks, of 
Maud.
Doyle ‘Shorty’ Lee
Funeral services for Doyle 
Wallace “Shorty” Lee, the brother 
of a Seminole resident, were held 
Monday in the Paden Holiness 
Church in Paden.
Rev. James McDaniel and 
Keith Vaughn officiated.
Burial followed in the Oakdale 
Cemetery in Paden under the di-
rection of Parks Brothers Funeral 
Service.
Lee died Saturday, Nov. 17, 
2001 at the Prague Municipal 
Hospital in Prague at the age of 
78.
He was born Feb. 15,1923 near 
Paden to John Wesley at Audra 
Samantha (Doyle) Lee.
He lived in Paden all of his 
life.
Lee was a roughneck and a 
member of the Paden Holiness 
Church.
He married Ella May Fetner in 
Ada.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and three sisters, 
Maudie Palmer Cooper, Theo 
Marie Estep, and Dorothy Ber-
nice Smith.
Lee is survived by his wife, of 
Paden; one step-daughter, Ella 
Louise Hodde, of Wellston; five 
brothers, Gene T. Lee, Johnny 
Paul Lee, and Shirrill Dean Lee, 
all of Paden, James Wesley Lee, 
of Prague, and Billy Ray Lee, of 
Okemah; and four sisters, Martha 
Lou Hause, of Seminole, Charlie 
Mae Hutchins, of Harrah, and 
Clara Faye White and Linda Fern 
Allen, both of Paden.
Pallbearers were Clarence 
Heard, Bob Collins, Charles 
Collins, Phillip Bailey, Dean 
Collins, and Andy Schrock.
Joseph ‘Patrick’ Grove
Funeral services for Joseph 
“Patrick” Grove were scheduled 
for 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart 
Catholic Church with Father 
Matthew Brown, O.S.B., offici-
ating.
Burial is set to follow at Sa-
cred Heart Cemetery under the 
direction of Pickard-Swearingen 
Funeral Home of Konawa.
Grove died Saturday, Nov. 17, 
2001 in Wewoka at the age of 44.
He was born May 31, 1957 in 
Oklahoma City to Joseph William 
and Iva Marie (Bourbonnais) 
Grove.
He was retired from the Ko-
nawa Public Schools, where he 
worked for 15 years.
Grove was a lifelong resident 
of Konawa.
He moved to the Oakridge 
Nursing Home in Wewoka in 
February of 1994.
He was a member of Sacred 
Heart Catholic Church and was 
active in church functions.
Grove graduated from Konawa 
High School and also attended 
Asher Public Schools.
He was involved in the Special 
Olympics in 1976 and was one of 
the first to do so in special educa-
tion.
He was preceded in death by 
his mother.
Grove is survived by his fa-
ther, of Konawa; his step-mother, 
Geraldine Groves, of Konawa; 
one sister, Diane Beesley, of 
Shawnee; and special friends at 
the Oakridge Nursing Home in 
Wewoka.
Grove
Pervis Leewright
Funeral services for Pervis 
Theodore ‘Perk’ Leewright, 
brother of three Seminole County 
residents, are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Friday at Free Will Baptist 
Church in Crowder.
Rev. Richard Crook will offi-
ciate the services.
There will be a graveside 
service with Veterans Rites at 
3:30 p.m. in Little Cemetery, un-
der the direction of Fisher Funeral 
Home of Holdenville.
Leewright died Sunday, Nov. 
18, 2001 at his home in Crowder 
at the age of 68.
He was born to Mamie Eliza-
beth (Collier) Leewright and 
Leslie Porter Leewright on July 5, 
1933 in Holdenville.
Leewright was reared in 
Holdenville and the Oak Grove 
area, and attended Holdenville, 
oak Grove, and Moss schools.
He moved to California at a 
young age and worked in Agri-
culture for several years, then in 
the early 1950s, joined the U.S. 
Army serving in Germany and 
Korea.
Leewright moved to Wash-
ington State in 1962, where he 
worked as a logger.
He married Ruth Gumm on 
Aug. 2, 2001 in Van Buren, Ark.
Leewright was preceded in 
death by his parents; and one 
brother, Edward Leewright.
He is survived by his wife, 
Ruth, of the home; two sons, 
Wayne Leewright, Millerton, and 
Jason Leewright, Chaney, Wash.; 
two daughters, Renata Herrera, 
pueblo, Colo., and Alisa Brown-
ing, Washougal, Wash.; one step-
son, Robert Gumm, Springdale, 
Wash.; two stepdaughters, Karena 
Kehoe, Colville, Wash., and An-
gela Siegal, Harrah, Wash.; four 
brothers, Paul Leewright, Stin-
nette, Texas, Manford Leewright, 
North Port, Wash., Ronnie Lee-
wright, Seminole, and Kent Lee-
wright, Paradise, Texas; three 
sisters, June Patterson, Paradise, 
Texas, and May Rodgers and 
Carol Hickman, both of Wewoka; 
and 21 grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Randy Lee-
wright, Marty Young, Lawrence 
McManus, Tom Bell, Bill Collier, 
Don Howell, Richard Hickman, 
Elza Rodgers, Beau Leewright, 
Kyle Rodgers, Kent Leewright, 
and Ronnie Leewright.
Honorary bearers are Burl 
Wood, Bob Davis, Robert Lens, 
Charles Sills, Jerry McAdoo and 
Artie Young.
Anna Belle McElyea
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Anna Belle McElyea were 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday 
at Parks Funeral Home Chapel in 
Stroud with Rev. Pauline McNutt 
officiating.
Burial is to follow in Stroud 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Parks Brothers Funeral Home.
McElyea died at her home near 
Stroud Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 at 
the age of 68.
She was born Oct. 10, 1933 in 
Seminole to Dewey and Mattie 
Lou (Thomas) Hill.
She was founder and minister 
of Harvest Light House Church in 
Stroud.
McElyea married Bill E. 
McElyea May 25, 1950 in Semi-
nole.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, her husband, two 
sisters, and one son, Billy Jr.
She is survived by one son, 
Rodger McElyea, of Stroud; tow 
brothers, Shirley Hill, of Semi-
nole, and Amos Hill, of Ft. 
Myers, Fla.; one sister, Dorma 
Lee Allensworth, of Seminole; 
five grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
Willie Romines
Graveside funeral services for 
Willie Charles Romines are 
scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday 
at Holdenville Cemetery with 
Rev. Johnny Chesser officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Hudson-Phillips Funeral 
Home.
Romines died Wednesday, 
Nov. 14, 2001 in Holdenville at 
the age of 75.
He was born June 8, 1926 to 
Bill and Mabel Romines and was 
raised in Snyder where he also 
attended school.
He worked for many years as a 
roofer.
Romines was a member of the 
House of Prayer in Wewoka.
He is survived by three 
daughters, Marie Williams, of 
Rush Springs, Cathy Solomon, of 
South Carolina, and Martha Ro-
mines, of Ada; two sisters, Judy 
Ellis and Josie Maybee, both of 
Seminole; eight grandchildren; 
and 5 great-grandchildren. 
Honorary pallbearers are 
Lloyd Solomon, Gator Solomon, 
Clint Williams, Michael Wil-
liams, Kevin Williams, Clifton 
Gilkerson, and Charles Lamb.
Ruby Winlock
Funeral services for Maud 
resident Ruby Rachel (Coursey) 
Winlock are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Konawa Cemetery 
under the direction of Pickard 
Swearingen.
Services are set to be officiated 
by Rev. Charlie Henthorn.
Winlock died Thursday, Nov. 
15, 2001 in Ada at the age of 89.
She was born Feb. 27, 1912 in 
Chatanooga to Katie (Rigby) and 
Andrew Coursey.
She was a longtime seamstress 
and a resident of Konawa for 
most of her life. 
Winlock was a member of the 
First Baptist Church of Konawa.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; two brothers, Ode 
Coursey and Marvin Coursey; 
and one sister, Lida Wilson.
She is survived by one son, 
Benny Winlock, of Shawnee; and 
one grandchild.
Marie Ogle
Funeral services for former 
Wewoka resident Marie Phillips 
Ogle are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
Friday at Grace Assembly of 
God.
Burial is set to follow at Sun-
nydale Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Baggerly-South Funeral 
Home.
Ogle died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 
2001 in Oklahoma City at the age 
of 91.
She was born May 4, 1910 in 
Steve, Ark. to James W. and 
Nancy Ann (Green) Crawford.
She married Clinton Phillips in 
1926.
He preceded Ogle in death in 
1939.
She then married Dr. Elmer E. 
Ogle.
She had lived in Oklahoma 
City since 1961.
Ogle worked for Ligon Furni-
ture and Draperies in Wewoka 
where she was a drapery and inte-
rior designer.
She was a member of Grace 
Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; both husbands; one 
son, Kenneth W. Phillips; seven 
sisters; and two brothers.
Ogle is survived by one 
daughter, Sharon Strickland, of 
Green Brair, Ark.; five grandchil-
dren; nine great-grandchildren; 
two sisters, Christine Jeffrey, of 
Oklahoma City, and Elva Gos-
sage, of Plainview, Ark.; and one 
brother, Laudell Crawford, of 
Ventura, Calif.
George Street
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident George Street are sched-
uled for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. 
Joseph Baptist Church of We-
woka.
Rev. L. Drinkwater of Re-
deemed Baptist Church of Okla-
homa City will officiate.
Burial is to follow at West-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Myers Mortuary.
Street died Monday, Nov. 12, 
2001 in Wewoka at the age of 83.
He was born April 30, 1918 in 
Little River Community in Sa-
sakwa to Lester Street and 
Lucinda Barkus.
He worked for Claire Robin-
son in Wewoka for three years, 
Scott’s IGA for seven years and 
did construction work in Battle 
Creek, Mich. for 16 years.
Street was a member of St. Jo-
seph Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; his wife; and one 
sister, Sue Washington.
He is survived by seven 
daughters, Geraldine Levier, 
Mary Miles, and Joyce A. Wil-
liams, all of Wewoka, Mildred A. 
Street Hill, of Phoenix, Ariz., and 
Cindy Street Porter, Sandra 
Street, and Mary Brown, all of 
Oklahoma City; 21 grandchil-
dren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 
3 great-great-grandchildren.
Street
Chester D. ‘C.D.’ Heffley
Funeral services for Semi-
nole resident Chester D. ‘C.D.’ 
Heffley are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Friday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Home Chapel.
Rev. Wayne Taylor is set to 
officiate.
Burial is to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Heffley died Monday, Nov. 
12, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 55.
He was born July 19, 1946 
in Seminole to Rancie Charles 
and Neater Ethel (Mitchell) 
Heffley.
He moved to Seminole from 
Shawnee 18 years ago.
Heffley retired in 1996 as 
Customer Engineer from IBM 
after 32 years.
In June 2001, he began 
working at Eckerds as a com-
puter technician.
He was a member of Harley 
Owners Group (HOG).
Heffley was preceded in 
death by his parents and an in-
fant brother.
He is survived by his friend 
and companion, Sharon Ma-
loy, of Oklahoma City; one 
daughter, Danielle Heffley, of 
Harrah; three sons and daugh-
ters-in-law, Kenneth and Kim 
Heffley, of Sundown, Texas, 
Paul and Erica Heffley, of 
Yukon, and Greg and Molly 
Owens, of Sacramento, Calif.; 
eight grandchildren, Cristina, 
Kayla, John, Rance, Jesse, 
Tyler, and Sari Heffley, and 
Emily Owens; four brothers, 
Luster and Marvin Heffley, 
both of Maud, Donnie Heffley, 
of Shawnee, and Robert Hef-
fley, of Tishomingo; and four 
sisters, Ruvena Vance, of 
Shawnee, Shirley Coon, of 
Chickasha, Fern Mayo, of 
Duncan, and Martha Lewis, of 
Grandbury, Texas.
Casket bearers are Mike 
White, Javon James, Lerry 
Cheek, Paul Heffley, Ken Hef-
fley, and Greg Owens.
Honorary bearers are David 
Bryan, Tommy Monks, Wayne 
Maloy, Ronald Maloy, R.L. 
Anderson, and Don Britton.
Heffley
Joyce Thomas 
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Joyce Thomas were held 
Tuesday at the First United 
Methodist Church in Wewoka.
Rev. Henry Bell officiated.
Interment followed at Okemah 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home.
Thomas died Thursday, Nov. 
8, 2001 at Shawnee Regional 
Medical Center at the age of 50.
She was born Aug. 22, 1951 to 
Henry and LaVern (Willoughby) 
Strawn in Stratford.
She was raised and educated in 
the Okemah area.
Thomas married Gary Thomas 
on May 5, 1973 in Wewoka.
She worked in the Seminole 
County Court Clerk’s office for 
13 years.
She was elected in 1996 and 
served her last four years as the 
Seminole County Court Clerk.
Thomas was diagnosed with 
Lou Gehrig’s disease in January 
2000 and chose not to run another 
term due to her illness.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents.
She is survived by her hus-
band, of the home; one daughter, 
Sara Thomas and one son, Justin 
Thomas, both of Wewoka; two 
sisters, her twin sister, Joan Tho-
mas, and Kathy Painter, both of 
Okemah; and one brother, Tedd 
Strawn, of Okemah.
Pallbearers are Johnny Grimes, 
Randy Brooks, Billy Conn, 
Dwight Argo, Paul Herrera, and 
Raymond Cain.
William ‘Bill’ Griffin
Funeral services for former 
Cromwell resident William Jack-
son “Bill” Griffin are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First 
Baptist Church in Grant with 
Rev. Mike Armes officiating.
Burial is set to follow at Grant 
Cemetery with full military hon-
ors provided by the United States 
Army Honor Guard of Ft. Sill.
Family will receive friends to-
night from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at 
the Mt. Olive Funeral Home 
Chapel in Hugo.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Mt. Olive Funeral Home 
of Hugo.
Griffin died Sunday, Nov. 11, 
2001 at his home in Grant at the 
age of 72.
He was born May 24, 1929 in 
Denver, Colo. to Leno and Helen 
(Foglesong) Griffin.
He was a mechanic and joined 
the United States Army when he 
was 17.
Griffin served during World 
War II, Korea, and Viet Nam.
He retired in 1967 after 22 
years of service as Chief Warrant 
Officer 3rd Class.
He moved to Grant eight years 
ago.
Griffin previously lived in 
Grand Prarie, Texas, Hugo, and 
Cromwell.
He married Loise Bates on 
Sept. 23, 2001 in Grant.
He attended First Baptist 
Church in Grant.
Griffin was preceded in death 
by his parents; one brother, Har-
old Griffin; and two grandsons, 
Jory McLoud Griffin and Damon 
Taylor.
He is survived by his wife, of 
Grant; 12 children, Gerald Lee 
Griffin, of Gladewater, Texas, 
John Griffin, of Prague, Janice 
Harris, of Bogalusa, La., James 
Griffin, of Patuxent River, Ma., 
Dina Griffin, of Dallas, Texas, 
Misty Crowsen, of Wewoka, 
Barbara Tweddale, of Arlington, 
Texas, Johnis Knight, of Yucapia, 
Calif., Edith Turner, of Euless, 
Texas, Troy Bates, of Denison, 
Texas, and Rhonda Bates and 
Loretta Johnson, both of Hugo; 
one brother, Albert Griffin, of 
Grant; two sisters, Myrtle Wil-
liams, of Grant, and Shirley 
Hicks, of Colorado; 27 grandchil-
dren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Ruth Nobert
Funeral services for Ruth I. 
Nobert, the mother of a Maud 
resident, were scheduled for 2 
p.m. today at Roesch-Walker Fu-
neral Chapel in Shawnee.
Rev. Carl Whitfield was to of-
ficiate.
Burial was to follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Park Cemetery 
under the direction of Roesch-
Walker Funeral Chapel.
Nobert died Friday, Nov. 9, 
2001 at a Norman hospital at the 
age of 74.
She was born July 11, 1927 in 
Aurora, Kans. to Ralph and Grace 
(Czapanskiy) Walker.
She attended high school in 
Aurora, Kans.
Nobert married Francis A. No-
bert Sept. 20, 1948 in Greenleaf, 
Kans.
She was a homemaker who 
moved to Earlsboro in 1958.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; and one 
brother, Wendell; and one sister, 
Emma.
Nobert is survived by two 
sons, Ivan Nobert, of McLoud, 
and Earl Nobert, of Earlsboro; 
two daughters, Barbara Garling-
ton, of Maud, and Shirley Jarvis, 
of Tecumseh; 10 grandchildren; 
12 great-grandchildren; her 
adopted mother, Doris Walker, of 
Aurora, Kans.; and one brother, 
Leland Walker, of Aurora, Kans.
Memorials may be made to the 
Cancer Society.
Nell Cox
Word has been received of the 
death of former Wewoka resident 
Nell (Sawyer) Cox.
Cox died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 
2001.
She lived in Wewoka for 65 
years.
She was a member of the First 
Christian Church, worked for the 
Pioneer Abstract office and 
Criswell Insurance Company.
Cox was a member of the Em-
blem Club and other garden clubs 
in California.
She was preceded in death by 
her daughter, Pat Cox Cotner.
She is survived by two grand-
sons; and one sister, Florence 
Plunkett, of Lakeside, Calif.
Services were held in Califor-
nia.
Alpha Houck-Douglas
Graveside funeral services for 
former Seminole resident Alpha 
Houck-Douglas were scheduled 
for 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary 
of Oklahoma City.
Rev. M. Russell Herndon, 
pastor of Bethany First Assembly 
of God, will officiate.
Houck-Douglas died Saturday, 
Nov. 10, 2001 at the age of 99.
She was born Aug. 25, 1902 
near Mountain Grove, Mo.
She moved to Stratford in 
1907 and then to Seminole in 
1918.
Houck-Douglas married Jasper 
C. Houck in Seminole in 1923.
She lived in Maud from 1926 
until 1932 when she moved back 
to Seminole.
She moved to Fort Worth, 
Texas, in 1942 where she worked 
for Consolidated Valtee Aircraft 
Corporation.
Houck-Douglas returned to 
Seminole after World War II and 
lived here until her husband’s 
death in 1957.
She then moved to Midwest 
City and later to Maysville, Ark. 
after she married Bryce Douglas.
She returned to Midwest City 
after Douglas’ death. 
Houck-Douglas was preceded 
in death by her husbands and one 
granddaughter, Bernice ReNee 
Houck.
She is survived by one sister, 
Odessa Rozell, of Pauls Valley; 
one son, J.C. Houck, Jr.; three 
grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; and two great-
great-grandchildren.
Kim Deffner
Funeral services for Kim 
Royce Deffner, brother of Semi-
nole resident Anita Hogan, are 
scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday 
at Victory Christian Center in 
Agra.
Interment will follow in park-
land Cemetery in Agra.
Deffner died Friday, Nov. 9, 
2001 at the age of 49.
He was born to Johnie and Ha-
zel Deffner on Jan. 15, 1952 in 
Ada.
Deffner graduated from 
Blackwell High School in 1970 
and from Oklahoma City Univer-
sity in 1975 with a bachelor’s 
degree in education and music.
He was a member of Victory 
Christian Center where he 
proudly served as a sound techni-
cian and as a parking attendant.
Deffner belonged to the Mason 
Lodge #407 of Mustang, and was 
currently employed by America 
OnLine.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Deffner is survived by his 
wife, LaDona McQuerry Deffner, 
of the home; two sons, Michael 
Thomas Deffner and Daniel 
Thomas Johnny Deffner; two 
sisters, Darlene Krivy, Caldwell, 
Kan., and Anita Hogan, Semi-
nole; one brother, Sandy Pope, 
Calif.; and one grandchild.
Dollie Walker
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Dollie Faye Walker were 
held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 
2001 at the North Colonial 
Chapel in Oklahoma City.
Interment followed at Chapel 
Hill Memorial Gardens in Okla-
homa City under the direction of 
Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortu-
ary.
Walker died Thursday, Nov. 8, 
2001 at the age of 80.
She was born to Earl and Oza 
Melton on July 17, 1921 in Semi-
nole.
Walker taught Sunday School 
for over 30 years, and, in her ear-
lier years, she was known for her 
dramatic reading presentations in 
Oklahoma, Texas and Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband, R.W. 
Walker; and three brothers.
Walker is survived by her 
daughter, Eloise Gibbes, Okla-
homa City; two sisters, Lovell 
Hankins, Norman, and Ollie 
Roles, Amarillo, Texas; two 
grandsons and five great-
grandchildren.
Marshall Harjo
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Marshall Harjo are 
scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at 
the Arbeka United Methodist 
Church.
Rev. Joe Lowe Jr. is set to of-
ficiate.
Services are to be led by Rev. 
David Long, Jr.
Wake services are scheduled 
for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Stout 
Funeral Home Chapel. 
Elder Kelly Tiger is set to offi-
ciate the wake services.
Interment is to follow at the 
Arbeka Church Cemetery under 
the direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Harjo died Friday, Nov. 9, 
2001 at the age of 74.
He was born Sept. 16, 1927 to 
Abey and Louisa (Nero) Harjo in 
Wewoka.
He was raised in the Wewoka 
area and attended Wewoka 
schools, Euchee Boarding School 
and Chilocco.
Harjo served in World War II 
in the army of occupation in 
Germany.
He was employed at Robber-
son Steel Company for 18 years 
as a welder until his retirement in 
1989.
He was baptized at the Hilltop 
Presbyterian Church in Wewoka 
and transferred his membership to 
Arbeka United Methodist Church 
on July 9, 1959.
Harjo was a certified lay 
speaker since the early 1960’s 
and served as a lay leader at Billy 
Hooten United Methodist Church 
in Oklahoma City and Arbeka 
United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and three brothers, 
Bill Harjo, Amos Harjo, and 
Mose Harjo.
He is survived by his wife, 
Ruby Harjo, of the home; three 
daughters, Marcia Jane, of 
Moore, Elizabeth Ann “Sister” 
Harjo, of the home, and Sue 
Wanna, of Lawrence, Kans.; one 
son, Don Simpson, of Wilson; six 
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Pallbearers are Steve Simpson, 
Mark Johnson, Chuck Johnson, 
Terry Tiger, Ron Frank, and Ray 
Tainpeah.
Honorary pallbearers are 
Chester Smith, John Harjo, and 
Walter McGirt.
Mollie Sewell
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Mollie Sewell are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sand 
Creek Eufaula Indian Baptist in 
Wewoka.
Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. 
Frank Moppin are set to officiate. 
Burial is to follow at 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home.
Wake services were scheduled 
to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at 
the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.
The coffin was then to be 
taken to the Sewell home where it 
would remain from 2 p.m. Sun-
day until 10 a.m. Monday.
Sewell died Thursday, Nov. 8, 
2001 at her residence at the age of 
80.
She was born Dec. 24, 1920 in 
Wewoka to Willie and Sissie 
(Cotcha) Powell.
She was raised in the Hughes 
County area.
Sewell married George Sewell.
She was a lifelong member of 
Middle Creek #2.
In 1961, she moved back to 
Wewoka where she lived until her 
death.
Sewell is preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband, on July 
17, 1958; two sons, Paul Sewell 
and Willie Sewell; three daugh-
ters, Aggie Gibson and Malinda 
and Harriet Sewell; one grandson, 
Jimmy Ray Sewell, in 1996; five 
brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by three sons, 
Jack Sewell and Thomas Sewell, 
both of Dallas, Texas, and New-
man Sewell, of Tahlequah; four 
daughters, Velma Martin and De-
bra Sewell, both of Wewoka, 
Margie Scott, of Holdenville, 
Wanda Sewell, of Seminole; one 
sister, Lula Kaney, of Seminole; 
24 grandchildren; and 28 great-
grandchildren.
Her grandsons are to serve as 
pallbearers.
Bertha Bennett
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Bertha L. Burris Bennett 
are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 at the 
Greater New Zion Baptist Church 
in Oklahoma City.
Rev. J.H. Tucker will officiate 
the services.
Interment will follow at the 
Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka 
under the direction of Temple and 
Sons Funeral Directors of Okla-
homa City.
Bennett died Wednesday, Nov. 
1, 2001 at Baptist Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 51.
She was born to Irene and 
Lorenzo Burris on April 19, 1950 
in Seminole.
Bennett attended Seminole 
High School where she graduated 
in 1969.
She married Larry Crawford 
and one child was born. Later, 
she was blessed with a son with 
Jessie Coleman. Later in life, she 
met and married Robert Bennett.
Bennett worked for Chromally 
for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by 
one brother, Budd Burris; one 
niece, Deditra Burris; and one 
nephew, Brian Black.
Bennett is survived by her 
husband, Robert, of the home; her 
mother, Irene Burris, Seminole; 
her father, Lorenzo Burris, Okla-
homa City; two sons, Michael 
Burris and Roderick Bennett, 
both of Midwest City; one 
daughter, Traveta Williams, 
Oklahoma City; six brothers, 
Kenneth Crooms, Norman, 
Alonzo Burris, Edmond, Michael 
Burris, Konawa, John Burris, 
Seminole, Willie Burris, Wichita, 
Kan., and Wallace Burris, Mon-
mouth, Ill; four sisters, Patsy 
Colbert, Edmond, Rose Burris, 
Seminole, Yolanda Black, Dallas, 
Texas, and Marshall Burris, 
Seminole; and three granddaugh-
ters.
Pallbearers are Ivan Manuel, 
Harold Williams, and John Lof-
ton.
Wylma Posey
EDMOND – Funeral services 
for Sasakwa native Wylma Jean 
Posey were scheduled for Satur-
day morning at Baggerly Funeral 
Home.
Posey died Wednesday, Oct. 
31, 2001 in Oklahoma City.
She was born Nov. 10, 1923 in 
Sasakwa to Jess and Ethel Pear-
son.
She married William Carl Po-
sey Jan. 12, 1944 in Illinois.
Posey was preceded in death 
by her parents; her husband; and 
three brothers, Arnold, J.R. 
“Curly,” and Jesse Pearson.
She is survived by one son, 
Bob Posey, Edmond; three 
daughters, Susie Todd, Dickin-
son, Texas, Karla Taylor, Wood-
ward, and Denise Harrell, Inde-
pendence, Mo.; two sisters, Bar-
bara Holleman, Oklahoma City, 
and Patsy Spaulding, Bonita 
Springs, Fla.; one brother, Dale 
Pearson, Woodward; eight grand-
children; and seven great-great 
grandchildren.
John Stringfellow
OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral 
services for former Seminole 
resident John Michael Stringfel-
low are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
Tuesday at Capitol Hill Baptist 
Church.
Burial is set to follow at Res-
thaven Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Vondel L. Smith & Son 
Mortuary.
Stringfellow died Friday, Nov. 
2, 2001 at the age of 52.
He was born Sept. 21, 1949 in 
Dallas, Texas to Lonnie and Jerry 
Stringfellow.
He moved to Oklahoma City 
in 1969.
Stringfellow married Debby 
Taylor in 1970.
He was an active member of 
Capitol Hill Baptist Church 
where he served in the music 
ministry, teaching Sunday 
School, as well as serving as a 
deacon, former chairman of the 
deacons and on various commit-
tees.
He also served on the Board of 
Directors for the Work Activity 
Center of Moore.
After receiving a heart trans-
plant in March, 2000, Stringfel-
low became an advocate for or-
gan donation and served as vice-
president of Hope Transplant 
Support Group and spoke to 
many groups through the Okla-
homa Organ Sharing Network.
He is survived by his wife, 
Debby; two daughters, Amy and 
Jill; two granddaughters; his 
mother, Jerry Stringfellow, of 
Malakoff, Texas; and one brother, 
Ron Stringfellow, of Cedar Hill.
The family has requested that 
donations be made to the Nazih 
Zuhdi Transplant Institute or the 
Work Activity Center in Moore. 
Wanda Monks
Funeral services for Bowlegs 
resident Wanda Lee Monks are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
the Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Revs. Larry Chesser and Ste-
ven Chesser will officiate the 
services.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Monks died Wednesday, Oct. 
31, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 62.
She was born to Raymond 
Edward Secrest and Ruby Naomi 
(Campbell) Secrest on Nov. 17, 
1938 in Shattuck.
She married Loyd Monks on 
Jan. 15, 1959 in Denison, Texas.
Monks moved to Seminole 
County from Caddo County in 
1975, and was a certified Dietary 
Manager at Seminole Estates. She 
retired in Nov. 2000.
She was a member of the 
Gleaner’s Holiness Church.
Monks was preceded in death 
by her father, Raymond E. Se-
crest; one brother, Dale Secrest; 
and one sister, Wynona Bingham.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Loyd, of the home; her 
mother, Ruby Naomi Secrest, 
Laverne; one daughter, Deborah 
Jones, Idabel; two sons, Tommy 
Monks, Bowlegs, and Raymond 
Ussery, Midwest City; one sister, 
Leona Crystal, Norman; 12 
grandchildren and three great 
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Mike White, 
Buddy Gore, Troy Wayne 
Monks, James Butch Taylor, 
Larry Cross, and Delmar Robin-
son.
Honorary bearers are Alan 
Jones, Darrell Lee, Matthew Jen-
kins, Andrew Harjo, Brandon 
Hasbell, Bill Miller, and Mark 
Echelle.
Woodrow Roundtree
MAUD  -- Graveside funeral 
services for Maud resident 
Woodrow Russell Roundtree, 86, 
are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday at Cummings Cemetery.
Rev. Carl Upton will officiate; 
burial will be under the direction 
of Knight Funeral Home.
Roundtree died Thursday at his 
home in Maud.
He was born Sept. 19, 1915, in 
Bristow to John Hamilton and 
Lucinda (Brown) Roundtree.
He was employed as an as-
sembly line worker for McDon-
nell Douglas, retiring and moving 
back to Oklahoma in 1978.
He was a member of Free 
Pentecostal Church in Maud.
Roundtree married Violet 
Swarb in Maud in 1997. She sur-
vives him, of the home.
Other survivors include one 
son, Carl Roundtree, Maud; one 
brother, Leon Roundtree, Mid-
land, Texas; three sisters, Frances 
Hodge and Iva Trice, both of 
Tulsa, and Flora Webb, Stroud; 
and several grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren.
Maxine Collins
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Maxine Collins were 
held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 
2001 at the Pickard Funeral 
Home Chapel in Konawa.
Revs. Ed George and Quinton 
Kay officiated the services.
Burial followed at the Konawa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home.
Collins died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 
2001 in Konawa at the age of 80.
She was born to Jessie (Hart-
sell) and David S. Kyle on Fri-
day, Aug. 19, 1921 in Navina.
She married Melvin Collins in 
1948.
Collins was a homemaker, and 
moved to Konawa in 1959.
She was a member of the First 
Baptist Church in Konawa.
Collins was preceded in death 
by her husband; six brothers; and 
two sisters.
She is survived by three sons, 
David Max, Konawa, C.W. 
Morgan, Guthrie, and Larry 
Morgan, Edmond; one daughter, 
Donna Canfield, Norman; one 
sister, Margie Wendler, Edmond; 
19 grandchildren; 38 great-
grandchildren; and three great-
great-grandchildren.
Irene Carpitcher
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole County resident Irene 
(Johnson) Harjo-Carpitcher are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist 
Church in Wewoka.
Revs. Houston Tiger and 
Malcolm Tiger will officiate the 
services.
Interment will follow at the 
Tiger family cemetery in We-
woka under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
Carpitcher died Wednesday, 
Oct. 31, 2001 at the age of 77.
She was born to Willie and 
Sallie Johnson on Aug. 30, 1924 
in Seminole County.
Carpitcher was reared in the 
Wewoka area.
She married Daniel Harjo who 
preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 
1979.
On Jan. 29, 1981, she married 
Leslie Carpitcher in Sasakwa.
Carpitcher was a former mem-
ber of Sand Creek Eufaula Indian 
Baptist Church.
She was a current member of 
the Rock Springs Church in Sa-
sakwa.
At the time of he death, Car-
pitcher was a resident of 
Elmwood Manor Nursing Center 
in Wewoka.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her first husband; two 
daughters, Linda Lou Powell on 
Feb. 4, 1999 and Addie Sue Gerl 
Harjo on April 4, 2001; one son, 
Barney Johnson on Jan. 17, 1987; 
one infant son, Daniel Harjo Jr.; 
and one granddaughter, Kathrine 
Nichol Gerl, both on April 4, 
2001.
Carpitcher is survived by her 
second husband, Leslie, of the 
home; one son, Eastman Johnson, 
Ada; one daughter, Mary Harjo, 
Holdenville; 11 grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jason Tiger, 
Jimmy Tiger, Greg Tiger, Bennie 
Tiger, Jr., and Tiger and Ramsey 
Harjo.
Wake services are scheduled 
for this evening at 6:30 p.m. at 
the Stout Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wewoka.
A traditional wake service will 
take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 
the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist 
Church.
Maxine Fulcher
Funeral services for Maxine 
Fulcher, mother of Bowlegs resi-
dent Jimmie Tunnell, are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Friday at the 
First Assembly of God Church in 
Chandler.
Rev. Doyle Seeley will offici-
ate the service.
Burial will follow at White 
Dove Cemetery in Sparks under 
the direction of Parks Brothers 
Funeral Home, Chandler.
Fulcher died Wednesday, Oct. 
31, 2001 at her home in Sparks at 
the age of 74.
She was born to A.W. and 
Lottie Bell (Durbin) James on 
July 23, 1927 in Sparks.
She married John Mark Ful-
cher in 1977 and the couple lived 
in Sparks for many years.
Fulcher was a homemaker and 
a member of the First Assembly 
of God Church in Chandler.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; one 
sister; and one grandson.
Fulcher is survived by one 
daughter, Deborah Trammell, 
Wetumka; one son, Jimmie Tun-
nell, Bowlegs; two grandchildren 
and two great grandchildren.
James Perry
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident James Charles Perry are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at 
St. Paul Baptist Church in We-
woka.
Rev. Reginald Woods will of-
ficiate the services.
Burial will follow at the Perry 
family cemetery under the direc-
tion of Myers Mortuary.
Perry died Monday in Wewoka 
at the age of 72.
He was born to George Lee 
Perry and Elzato Cato Perry on 
Dec. 27, 1928 in England, Ark.
Perry retired from Pacific 
Freight and Furniture Company 
in 1991, and was a member of the 
St. Paul Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; two brothers; and two 
sisters.
Perry is survived by his wife, 
Robbie Lee Perry, of the home; 
two daughters, Daphne Metoyer 
Perry, Wewoka, and Gatanya 
Perry, Los Angeles, Calif.; five 
sons, Larry Perry, Oakland, 
Calif., Gary Perry, Los Angeles, 
Calif., James Perry, Bryan Keith 
Perry, and Rodney Perry, all of 
Wewoka; three brothers, Vanvale 
Perry, Kansas City, Mo., Lincoln 
Perry, Wewoka, and Sydney 
Perry, Compton, Calif.; four sis-
ters, Alma Perry, Ark., Wilma 
Roberts, Bakersfield, Calif., 
Eloise Collier, Oakland, Calif., 
and Merlene Marshall, Oakland, 
Calif.; 19 grandchildren and nine 
great-grandchildren. 
Elizabeth Cunningham (Robinson)
Graveside services for We-
woka resident Elizabeth P. Cun-
ningham (Robinson) are sched-
uled for Friday,  Nov. 2, 2001 at 
Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
Cunningham died Monday, 
Oct. 29, 2001 in Littleton, Colo. 
at the age of 88.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1912 
in Box.
Cunningham was a 25-year 
resident of Wewoka, who had 
been residing in Colorado for 
several years to be near her 
daughter.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Mary Watts, Evergreen, 
Colo.; one son, John Reed, Cor-
pus Christi, Texas; and nine 
grandchildren.
The family is requesting that 
memorial donations be made in 
Elizabeth Cunningham-
Robinson’s name to the Porter 
Hospice of Peace, Johnson Cen-
ter, 5020 East Arapahoe Road, 
Littleton, Colo. 80122.
Judy Ann Ellis
Funeral services for long-
time Seminole County resident 
Judy Ann Ellis are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 
31, 2001 at the Swearingen 
Funeral Home Chapel.
Revs. Roy Robertson and 
Doyle Seeley will officiate the 
services.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Ellis passed away on Satur-
day, Oct. 27, 2001 at Midwest 
City Regional Medical Center 
at the age of 49.
She was born to Clyde 
Vernon Ellis and Fannie Betty 
(Morrison) Ellis on May 2, 
1952 in Prague.
Ellis was a graduate of 
Strother High School and East 
Central University where she 
received a degree in Elemen-
tary Education.
She worked at Goodyear in 
Seminole and at the CD Ware-
house Corporate Office in 
bookkeeping and accounting.
Ellis attended Bowlegs As-
sembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents; one brother, 
Jessie Ellis; and one infant 
sister, Brenda Ellis.
Ellis is survived by one 
daughter, Jessica Ellis, 
Shawnee; one brother and sis-
ter-in-law, Tommy and Linda 
Ellis, Seminole; one sister and 
brother-in-law, Mary and Bob 
Williams, Little; four nieces, 
Janette Tesch, Shawnee, 
Jelessa Brinkman, Shawnee, 
Michelle Kelley, Midwest 
City, Stephanie Ellis, Semi-
nole; and one nephew, Scott 
Anthony Ellis, Oklahoma City.
Pallbearers are Kenny 
Dickerson, Hugh North, Joe 
North, Wendell “Pooch” 
Payne, Forrest Green, and 
Gary Grisso.
Honorary bearers are Mark 
Doolen, Reed Warrenburg, 
Jimbo Warrenburg, Craig 
Brown, Mark Scott, Brent 
Scott, John Earl Canada, and 
Billy Ellis.
Newman Williams
Funeral services for lifelong 
Maud resident Newman Williams 
were scheduled for 1:30 today at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Houston Tiger was the 
officiate with Rev. Cecil Jeffer-
son assisting.
Burial was to follow at the 
Williams’ family cemetery under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Williams died Friday, Oct. 26, 
2001 at Presbyterian Hospital at 
the age of 69.
He was born Feb. 11, 1932 in 
Maud to Joney and Ellen (Chup-
cogee) Williams.
He worked at Emmeral Guinn 
Ranch.
Williams was preceded in 
death by his parents, five broth-
ers, and six sisters.
He is survived by one brother, 
Charlie Williams, of Maud; three 
sisters, Rosie Simmers, Lela Wil-
liams, and Henryetta Dick, all of 
Maud.
Honorary bearers are employ-
ees of Guinn Oil Company, 
Lindsey Bondon, Raymond 
Harjo, Barney Coker Jr., and Jer-
rod Cline.
Active bearers are Curtis Gen-
try, Edward Turnbow, Andrew 
Turnbow, John Shaw, Joseph 
Davis, and Tony Berryhill.
Williams
Jessie Self
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole resident Jessie Lena 
(Martin) Self were scheduled for 
1 p.m. today at Cummings 
Cemetery in Maud under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Rev. Steve Cline is scheduled 
to officiate.
Self died Saturday, Oct. 27, 
2001 at Pioneer Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1919 in 
Newton County, Ark. to Carlus 
C. and Hettie (Casey) Martin.
She married Odell Self Oct. 
27, 1934 in Bowlegs.
Self was a homemaker who 
loved reading her Bible and gar-
dening.
She was a member of Trinity 
Baptist Church in Letha.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; two 
daughters, Donna Kepler, and 
Mary Lena Self; one brother, 
Bois Martin; and three sisters, 
Vola Dee Lewis, Marie Hopper, 
and Biva Palmer.
Self is survived by one son, 
Harold Self, of Okemah; two 
daughters, Lora Beach and Sue 
Sims, both of Seminole; one 
brother, Rev. Lois Martin, of 
Maud; 12 grandchildren; 16 
great-grandchildren; and 5 great-
great-grandchildren.
Self requested that donations 
be made to the Trinity Baptist 
Church Falls Creek Fund.
Self
Regina Stabler
Funeral services for Regina P. 
Stabler, daughter of Wewoka 
residents Robert and Pauline 
Stewart, are scheduled for 1 p.m. 
Monday at the Resthaven Funeral 
Home Chapel in Shawnee.
Revs. Bill Barnett and Boyd 
W. Cummings will officiate the 
services.
Burial will follow at Resthaven 
Memorial Park in Shawnee, under 
the direction of Resthaven Fu-
neral Home.
Stabler died Saturday, Oct. 29, 
2001 at the age of 48 as a result 
of a fall at Hawaii Volcanoes Na-
tional Park on the island of Ha-
waii.
She was born to Robert W. 
Stewart, Sr. and Pauline H. (Her-
rod) Stewart on March 28, 1953 
in Los Angeles, Calif.
Stabler grew up and attended 
school in Tujunga, Calif.
Stabler graduated from Semi-
nole Junior College in 1985, and 
from East Central University in 
1988 receiving a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in Nursing.
She was a nurse commander 
with the Indian Health Services, 
U.S. Public Health Services with 
approximately 10 years of serv-
ice.
She married Hollis D. Stabler 
on Aug. 11, 1997 in Las Vegas, 
Nev.
Stabler had lived in Tecumseh 
since 1999, and prior to that she 
had lived in Seminole for ap-
proximately nine years.
She was a member of the In-
dian Nations Baptist Church of 
Seminole.
Stabler is survived by her hus-
band, Hollis, of the home; two 
sons, Sam Caruso, Shawnee, and 
Jesse Caruso, Norman; one 
daughter, Lydia Caruso, 
Shawnee; two step-daughters, 
Valita Stabler, Durango, Colo., 
and Rosette Stabler, Omaha, 
Neb.; one stepson, Simmon 
Oberwetter, Omaha, Neb.; her 
parents, Robert and Pauline 
Stewart, Wewoka; two brothers, 
Joseph Stewart, Wewoka, and 
Robert Stewart, Jr., Lancaster, 
Calif.; two sisters, Darlene Hen-
neah, Wewoka, and Alberta Mor-
row, Sunland, Calif.; and three 
grandchildren.
A wake service will take place 
at the Seminole Indian Nations 
Baptist Church from 4 p.m. until 
8 p.m. on Sunday.
Woodrow Fite
Graveside services for 
Woodrow W. Fite, father of 
Seminole resident Evelyn Wil-
lingham, are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Tuesday at the Prague 
Cemetery.
The services are under the di-
rection of Parks Brothers Funeral 
Service in Prague.
Fite died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 
in Shawnee at the age of 84.
He was born to Leamon and 
Lula Myrtle (Sexton) Fite on July 
15, 1917 in Sulphur Springs, 
Texas.
Fite married Violet Lorane 
Love on Jan. 27, 1942 in Eakley.
He was a retired farmer.
Fite was preceded in death by 
his wife; his parents; two broth-
ers; and five sisters.
He is survived by two sons, 
Charles Fite, Paden, and Steven 
Fite, Charleston, Ark.; two 
daughters, Evelyn Willingham, 
Seminole, and Ellen White, 
Choctaw; one brother, Pete Fite, 
Oxnard, Calif.; one sister, Juanita 
Decker, Crowley, Texas; and 11 
grandchildren.
Larry Gentry
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Larry Gentry 
are scheduled for 10 a.m. Satur-
day at the Criswell Funeral Home 
Chapel in Ada.
Minister Billy Jack will offici-
ate the services.
Burial will follow at Rosedale 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.
Gentry died Wednesday, Oct. 
24, 2001 at a McAlester hospital 
at the age of 53.
He was born to Clyde Gentry 
and Gloria Smith on Aug. 15, 
1948 in Sherman, Texas.
Gentry was a graduate of 
Seminole High School. He re-
ceived a bachelor of science de-
gree in education from East Cen-
tral University.
He lived in the Seminole and 
the Ada area until five years ago, 
then moving to the McAlester 
area.
Gentry was of Baptist faith, 
and was a former Vice President 
of “Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.”
He was also former Executive 
Director of Kiamichi Country and 
former Executive Director of the 
Boy Scouts of America.
Gentry is survived by his com-
panion, Ruth Sanders, of the 
home; one daughter, Tammy 
Sellers, Ada; one son, Larry 
“Brent” Gentry, Antlers; and four 
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Steve Brinker, 
Mike McCreary, Jeremy Sellers, 
Johnny Boring, and Larry “Brent” 
Gentry, Jr.
Edytha Banks
Graveside services for former 
Seminole County resident Edytha 
Banks are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Little Cemetery.
Rev. Mike Dershem will offi-
ciate the service.
Banks died Monday, Oct. 22, 
2001 at Covenant Medical Center 
in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 
71.
She was born Feb. 15, 1930 in 
Duncan.
Banks married Roy J. Banks, 
Jr., on June 27, 1948 in Seminole.
The couple moved to An-
drews, Texas in 1966 from Cha-
nute, Kan.
Banks worked for the city of 
Andrews for many years.
She was a member of the First 
Assembly of God Church in 
Midland, Texas, and attended the 
Ladies Bible Study at First As-
sembly of God Church in An-
drews.
Banks was preceded in death 
by her parents; and one brother.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Roy, of the home; one son, 
Roger S. Banks, San Angelo, 
Texas; and one grandson.
Charles Pearce
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Charles “Bo” Edward 
Pearce are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Friday at Strothers Chapel in Ma-
ple Grove Cemetery.
Rev. David Karges will offici-
ate the service.
Burial will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Pearce died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 
2001 at his home in Seminole at 
the age of 73.
He was born to Fred Baker 
Pearce  and Marjorie (Davidson) 
Pearce on Aug. 22, 1928 in 
Seminole County.
Pearce lived in Seminole most 
of his life, and was a 1946 gradu-
ate of Seminole High School. 
He retired from Tinker Air 
Force Base in the mid 1980’s, and 
was a veteran of the Oklahoma 
Army National Guard 45th Divi-
sion serving in Korea.
Pearce was preceded in death 
by his parents; two brothers, 
James Warren Pearce in 1972, 
and Jack Burton Pearce in 1996.
He is survived by two children, 
Charles, Jr. and Susan; and one 
sister, Martha Jane Nash, Dallas, 
Texas.
Elmer Horn
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Elmer Perry Horn are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day at the Immanuel Fellowship 
Church.
Revs. Danny Fisher and Jim 
Hutton will officiate the services.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Horn died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 
2001 at Integris Baptist Medical 
Center in Oklahoma City at the 
age of 63.
He was born to George and 
Vadeus Shuey (Searat) Horn on 
May 31, 1938 in Claremore.
He married Virginia Irene 
Horn on Oct. 24, 1979 I Shawnee.
Horn moved to Seminole from 
Tecumseh in 1986, and was a 
retired truck driver, as well as 
deacon of his church.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army, serving in Vietnam.
Horn is preceded in death by 
his parents; one brother, Robert 
Horn in 1984; and one grandson, 
Daniel Hyden in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, 
Virginia, of the home; four sons, 
David Horn, Madill, Roger Hy-
den, Kaufman, Texas, John Hy-
den, Del City, and Larry Hyden, 
Seminole; two daughters, Patricia 
Gibson, Seminole, and Pam 
Nicholson, Mena, Ark.; two 
brothers, George Horn, Parkville, 
Mo., and Terry Shuey, Muldrow; 
two sisters, Nadine Campbell, 
Nicut, and Donna Minden, Ft. 
Smith, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; 
and one great-grandchild.
Casket bearers are David 
Horn, Roger Hyden, Russell Gib-
son, Terry Shuey, John Hyden, 
Robert Nicholson, and Mike 
Scheller.
Nellie Thompson
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Nellie Faye Thompson 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thurs-
day, at the Primrose Funeral 
Chapel in Norman.
Revs. Doyle Long and David 
Long will officiate the services.
Burial will follow at Lilac 
Hills Cemetery in Moore, under 
the direction of Primrose Funeral 
Service.
Thompson died Sunday in 
Seminole at the age of 71.
She was born to Otto McKin-
ley and Gertie Mae (Jett) Rhodes 
in Clio, W. Va., on Nov. 28, 
1929.
Thompson lived in Newcastle 
for approximately eight years 
before moving to Seminole in 
1978.
She was a member of the First 
Assembly of God Church in 
Seminole, and was employed 
with Western Electric in Okla-
homa City for 10 years and then 
worked for Humpty Dumpty 
Grocery Store.
Thompson was preceded in 
death by her husband, Donald 
Loyd Thompson; one daughter, 
Connie Joetta Thompson; one 
son, Thomas Neil Thompson; and 
her father, Otto McKinley Rho-
des.
She is survived by her mother, 
Gertie Mae Bevel, W. Va.; one 
son, Kelly Thompson, Guam; 
three daughters, Donna Rich-
mond, Moore, Cheryl Klimkoski, 
Moore, and Shirley Thompson, 
Ada; one brother, Coy Rhodes; 
five sisters, Mary Ann Lowery, 
Ft. Worth, Texas, Barbara 
Kessinger, Seminole, Janet Hol-
bet, Ohio, June McCune, W. Va., 
and Betty Belcher, Seminole; 
eight grandchildren and four and 
one-half great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joseph 
Klimkoski, Jon Matlock, Jayme 
Klimkoski, Trey Parker, Nathan 
Richmond, and Mike Belcher.
Thompson
Alma Martin
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Alma Rosetta (Walker) 
Martin are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Thursday at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel.
Rev. Steve Cline and Jim 
Waller will officiate.
Burial is set to follow at 
Cummings Cemetery in Maud 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Martin died Monday, Oct. 22, 
2001 in Seminole at the age of 
87.
She was born Dec. 9, 1913 in 
Maud to Robert Lee and Nelia 
Ethel (Rogers) Walker.
She married Byron R. Martin 
Oct. 30, 1936 in Seminole.
Martin was a homemaker and 
the cafeteria director at Pleasant 
Grove School.
She retired in 1976.
She was a member of Trinity 
Baptist Church in Letha.
Martin graduated from Central 
School and was named to the All-
State Basketball team.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; three sisters; one 
brother; one son, William Lee 
Martin; and one granddaughter, 
Gena Hamilton.
She is survived by her hus-
band, of the home; two sons, 
Charles “Shot” Martin, of 
Okemah, and Tommy Martin, of 
Seminole; three daughters, Doris 
Roberts, of Alva, Sue Parsons, of 
Seminole, and Mary Gates, of 
Tecumseh; one sister, Lois 
Tucker, of Maud; and 14 grand-
children.
Casket bearers will be Barry 
Roberts, Ken Roberts, Charlie 
Martin, Travis Gates, Kirk Gates, 
and Barry Bennett.
Jessie Dice
Jessie A. Dice was born on 
Sept. 27, 1909 in Mellette.
She passed away on Tues-
day, Oct. 23, 2001 at the We-
woka Nursing Center at the 
age of 92.
Survivors are three daugh-
ters, Julia Dice of Cushing, 
Betty Walker of Shawnee, and 
Sue and Ronald Wyrick of 
Shawnee; four grandsons, 
Kenneth Walker of Ardmore, 
Brent Walker of Bozeman, 
Mont., Mark Wyrick of Semi-
nole, and James Wyrick of 
Norman; two great-
granddaughters; one stepgreat-
granddaughter; three great-
grandsons, numerous nieces, 
nephews, friends, and other 
relatives.
She was preceded in death 
by her husband, Elmer on Nov. 
15, 1995; her parents and thir-
teen brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be 
held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 
26, 2001 at Oakwood Ceme-
tery in Wewoka under the di-
rection of Stout Funeral Home.
Dwight Gonzales will offi-
ciate the services.
Donald Rundle
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Donald Leon 
Rundle are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday at Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Bill Mathews, Larry Goins and 
Phil Thompson will officiate. 
Interment will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery.
Rundle died Friday in 
Shawnee at the age of 85.
He was born Sept. 4, 1916, in 
Monett, Mo., to Benjamin and 
Alice Rundle.
He lived in Springfield, Mo., 
until 1929 when he moved to 
Seminole.
He attended Seminole High 
School, where he played football 
and basketball and graduated in 
1934.
He also played football and 
basketball while attending Conner 
State College.
Until 1943, Rundle was em-
ployed by Cabot Carbon Co., as a 
plant operator.
He then joined Sinclair Oil and 
Gas, which later merged with 
Atlantic Richfield Oil Company. 
He retired from ARCO in 1978 as 
a senior gas tester.
He married Lorene Dawn 
Byrne of Orr on Oct. 7, 1936. She 
died in 1988.
He was also preceded in death 
by his father in 1944; his mother 
in 1990; his brother, Roland Run-
dle in 1961; and his sister, Ruby 
Robertson, in 1985.
Rundle was transferred to San 
Angelo, Texas, in 1959, and re-
turned to Seminole upon retire-
ment in 1982.
He was a member of Liberty 
Baptist Church in Shawnee.
He married Johnnie “Jackie” 
Henderson of Shawnee on Sept. 
4, 1990. She survives him, of the 
home.
Other survivors include two 
sons, Larry D. Rundle, Hooker, 
and Douglas A. Rundle, Semi-
nole; one stepdaughter, Thixe 
Kay Totty, Shawnee; seven 
grandchildren, two stepgrandchil-
dren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Eugene Johnson
Funeral services for Seminole 
County church member Rev. 
Eugene Albert Johnson are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday 
at Resthaven Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Rev. T.J. Fixico and Rev. Billy 
Barnett will officiate.
Burial is set to follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Park under the 
direction of Resthaven Funeral 
Home.
A wake service is scheduled 
for Sunday evening at Indian Na-
tions Church.
Johnson died Friday, Oct. 19, 
2001 at the age of 71.
He was born Aug. 30, 1930 in 
Shawnee to Steve Johnson and 
Jane (Johnson) Davis.
He graduated from Dale High 
School in 1949 and attended one 
year of college at Oklahoma City 
University.
Johnson was employed with 
the International Paper Company 
in Oklahoma City.  
He also worked for HGP 
Company for 20 years.
He joined the U.S. Air Force 
and served 36 months in the Ko-
rean War with the 332nd Engineer 
Aviation Battalion Company.
Johnson was a member of the 
Absentee Shawnee Tribe and In-
dian Nation Baptist Church.
He served as a deacon at Snake 
Creek Indian Baptist Church #2 
in Seminole. 
He served as a minister at Riv-
erside Indian Baptist Church in 
Tecumseh.
Johnson was an ADD volun-
teer chaplain at Cooper Memorial 
Mission in McLoud and chaplain 
at Carl Albert Indian Health 
Service in Ada.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; two brothers, Jackie 
Johnson and Bobby Johnson; one 
grandson and one great-
granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, 
Myrtle Lois Johnson, of the 
home; nine sons, Ronnie Johnson, 
Steve Johnson, Walter Johnson, 
and Leam Johnson, all of 
Shawnee, Grayling Johnson and 
Joe Johnson, both of Tecumseh, 
George Johnson, of Blanchard, 
and Bruce Johnson, of Oklahoma 
City; one daughter, Vera Vac-
caro, of Rio Rancho, N.M.; 39 
grandchildren; 17 great-
grandchildren; one sister, 
Marlene Stoliby, of Oklahoma 
City; three brothers, Wilbur Lee 
Johnson, of Huntington Beach, 
Calif., Tillman Johnson, of Los 
Angeles, Calif., and Delbert 
Johnson, of Oklahoma City.
Ronald Stailey
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Ronald Ira 
“Popeye” Stailey are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Labby 
Memorial Funeral Home in De-
Ridder, La.
Burial is set to follow at Coo-
per Cemetery under the direction 
of Labby Memorial Funeral 
Home.
Stailey died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 
2001 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in 
Beaumont, Texas.
He was born in Earlsboro but 
grew up in Seminole.
He retired from the United 
States Army with the rank of Ser-
geant First Class in 1979.
While in the service, Stailey 
fought in Vietnam, served as a 
drill instructor, and was in the 
intelligence field when he retired.
Following his retirement, he 
was a diesel tractor mechanic.
He was a life member of VFW 
Post 3619 and the American Le-
gion Post 27, both of DeRidder.
Stailey is survived by his wife, 
Janie Stailey, of DeRidder, La.; 
two sons, Ronald Stailey, Brook-
haven, Miss. and Bobby Stailey, 
Jackson, Miss.; one daughter, 
Melissa Ann Elliott, DeRidder, 
La.; one stepdaughter, Cherie 
Spicer, of DeRidder, La.; one 
brother, Donald Stailey, of Moss 
Bluff, La.; two sisters, Mary Jane 
Hampton, of Valley Center, 
Kans., and Frances Delois Morris, 
of Oklahoma City; six grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild.
Charles Webb
Funeral services for Rev. 
Charles Alfred Webb, Sr. are 
scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at 
First Baptist Church in 
Holdenville.
Rev. Clarence Prevost will of-
ficiate.
Interment is set to follow at 
Westwood Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home.  
Webb died Friday, Oct. 12, 
2001 at the Cancer Care Center of 
America in Tulsa at the age of 73.
He was born June 14, 1928 in 
Luther to Dennis and Ruth 
(Tarver) Webb.
He was the 12th of 13 children.
Webb drove a school bus for 
Moss Public Schools before re-
tiring in 1990.
He became an ordained min-
ister on Sept. 10, 1995.
He married Celesta Andrews 
on Jan. 13, 1996 in Seminole.
Webb was pastor of St. Mat-
thew Baptist Church in Seminole 
for one year and St. Mark Baptist 
Church in Wewoka for four 
years.
He was vice moderator and 
later moderator of the Eastern 
Union District.
He was a member of Middle 
Creek Baptist Church in Sasakwa.
Webb and his family moved to 
Seminole in January of this year.
He is survived by his wife; 
four sons, Timothy Webb, Joe 
Webb, and Charles Webb Jr. all 
of Wichita, Kans., and Eric 
Bradley, of Wagoner; 11 daugh-
ters, Sherry Simon and Vanessa 
Level, both of Wichita, Kans., 
Rachael Ann West of Midwest 
City, Pamela Webb of Fort 
Worth, Texas, Regina Griffis of 
Holdenville, Denise Dindy of 
Tulsa, Latoya Hughes of 
Holdenville, Tanisha Wise of 
Seminole, Shawn Andrews of 
Oklahoma City, LaSheika An-
drews of Tulsa, and Shavonne 
Andrews of Seminole; one foster 
son and foster daughter; two sis-
ters, Leona Wilson of Midwest 
City and Louella Isaac of Vallejo, 
Calif.; 35 grandchildren and 11 
great-grandchildren.
Nephews will serve as pall-
bearers.
The minister will be an honor-
ary pallbearer.
Willis Funk Jr.
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Willis Paul Funk, Jr. are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in the 
Wesley United Methodist Church 
in El Reno.
Burial is set to follow at El 
Reno Cemetery with military 
honors under the direction of 
Wilson Funeral Home.
Funk died Monday, Oct. 15, 
2001 at Park View Hospital at the 
age of 65.
He was born Nov. 13, 1935 in 
Seminole to Willis Paul and Mar-
vyn Mitchell (Callahan) Funk.  
He attended public schools in 
Seminole.
Funk graduated from 
Pawhuska High School in 1953 
and attended Northern Oklahoma 
Junior College where he received 
his Associates of Arts Degree in 
1956.
He then joined the United 
State Army, during which time he 
attended the Army Language 
School in Monterey, Calif.
He was stationed at Bad Ei-
beling, Germany during his en-
listment.
After receiving his honorable 
discharge from the Army, Funk 
attended Oklahoma State Univer-
sity where he received his Mas-
ters Degree in Education in 1976.
He taught school as well as 
served as assistant football and 
head basketball coach at Ellis, 
Kans.
He married Jacqueline Lee 
Redding in Ponca City.
Funk and his wife moved to 
Ponca City in 1968.
He worked as a 
teacher/administrator for the El 
Reno Federal Correction Institu-
tion for 21 years.
After his retirement from the 
FCI, he worked as a teacher for 
the Putnam City School System 
for 10 years 
Funk was currently working as 
an adjunct professor at Redlands 
Community College.
He was a member of Wesley 
United Methodist Church and 
Federal Reformatory Employees 
Activities Association.
He also coached local sports 
teams.
Funk was preceded in death by 
his parents.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; two sons, J. Michael 
Funk, of Statesboro, Ga., and 
Kenny Funk, of Orlando, Fla.; 
one daughter, Paula Lee Figgs, of 
El Reno; eight grandchildren; one 
brother, Michael Callahan, of 
Taylor, Texas; and one sister, 
Gini Harwell, of Auburn, Calif.
Memorials may be made to 
either the El Reno Public School 
Foundation, P.O. Box 356, El 
Reno, OK, 73036 or to the 
American Heart Association, 
3545 N.W. 58th St, Suite 400C, 
Oklahoma City, OK, 73112.
Terry Rowe
Graveside funeral services for 
Maud resident Terry Don Rowe  
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday 
at Little Cemetery under the Ro-
esch-Walker Funeral Chapel.  
Rev. Charles Higgins will offi-
ciate.  
Rowe was found dead near 
Maud Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001.
He was 23.
He was born May 8, 1978 in 
Shawnee to Jerry David Rowe 
and Shirlene Denise (Carter) 
Burnett.
Rowe lived in Maud most of 
his life and attended Maud 
schools.
He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Jessica Katrina Terry, Arkan-
sas; three sons, Justin Christopher 
Terry and Christopher Don Wells, 
both of Arkansas, and Joseph 
Don Rowe, of Maud; mother and 
father, both of Maud; four sisters, 
Ethel Victoria (Vicci) Burnett, of 
Maud, Barbara Anette James and 
Carrie Jane Rowe, both of 
Shawnee, and Rebecca Rowe, of 
Prague; five brothers, David 
Wayne Rowe and Charles 
Thompson, both of Shawnee, 
Thomas Ivan Burnett Jr., of Kan-
sas, John Willis Burnett, of 
Maud, and Randy Snyder, of 
Chickasha; and his fiancée, 
Tamara Bennett, of Maud.
Floyd Harjo
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Floyd L. Harjo were 
scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. to-
day at Pickard Chapel.  
Rev. Frank Moppin was to of-
ficiate with Right Rev. William 
C. Wantland officiating.
Burial was to follow at Wolf 
Cemetery.
Harjo died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 
2001 at the age of 89.
He was born Dec. 8, 1911 in 
Maud to Ida (Burgess) and Tima 
Harjo.  
He married Beatrice (Hopkins) 
in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 14, 
1982.
Harjo was an administrator for 
the Seminole Nation. 
He served as former principal 
chief, assistant chief, treasurer, 
and General Council Representa-
tive.
He spent all of his life in 
Seminole County. 
Harjo also served in the army 
during World War II.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and one daughter, 
Jean Alsip.
He is survived by his wife, 
Beatrice Harjo, of the home; five 
sons, Puntka Harjo, Sasakwa, 
Leonard Harjo, Ada, Kenneth 
Terrell, Seminole, Raymond 
Terrell, Kansas City, Mo., and 
Ronald Terrell, Warsaw, Mo.; 
two daughters, Yvette Harjo, 
Ada, and Yvonne Harjo, Norman; 
one brother, John Harjo, Hemet, 
Calif.; one sister, Anthonette 
Jones, Wolf;  
Margie Hall
Wake services for Wewoka 
resident Margie Lee Hall were 
scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, 
Oct. 16 at the Stout Funeral 
Home Chapel in Wewoka. 
Funeral services were set for 2 
p.m. Thursday at the Stout Fu-
neral Home Chapel. 
Rev. Harley Barnoski and Rev. 
Jesse Wind will officiate.
Interment is scheduled to fol-
low at Snake Creek Church 
Cemetery in Seminole under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home 
of Wewoka.
Hall died Monday, Oct. 15, 
2001 at Tulsa Regional Hospital 
at the age of 70.
She was born to Yowella and 
Mannynie (Hulbutta) Billie on 
March 13, 1931 in Seminole 
County.
She married Lawrence Hall in 
Seminole.
Hall was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; one son, 
Jessie Louis Sperlin; one infant 
daughter and one infant son; one 
granddaughter, A.J. Coody; three 
brothers, Louis and Joe Billie Sr., 
George Deere; and one sister, 
Lucy Mae McKane.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Marty Jackson of McAlester 
and Carolyn Hall of Wewoka; 
two sons, Rick Hall and Ray-
mond Hall, both of Wewoka; two 
brothers, Thomas Billie Sr. and 
Leo Hulbutta; three sisters, Emma 
Jacobs, Geneva Fox, and Mandy 
Williams; 14 grandchildren; and 
14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kris Hall, 
Anthony Hall, Eric Hall, Ricky 
Jackson, Travis Jackson, and 
William Wind.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
William Billie, Dusty Billie, Paul 
Jacobs, and Johnny Jo Jacobs.
Hall
Alvin Cunningham
Funeral services for We-
woka resident Alvin Eugene 
Cunningham are scheduled for 
10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the 
Stout Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at 
Oakwood Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Cunningham passed away 
Sunday,  Oct. 14, 2001 at the 
age of 59.
He was born to Alvin Lewis 
and Louise (Ayers) Cunning-
ham on Aug. 16, 1942 in 
Bigelow, Ark.
On Sept. 7, 1963 Alvin mar-
ried Marie Antonia Segalla in 
Little Italy, Ark.
He is preceded in death by 
his father Alvin Lewis Cun-
ningham.
Cunningham is survived by 
his wife, Marie, of the home; 
his mother; one sister, Linda 
Hudson, Roland, Ark.; one 
brother, Richard Ayers and his 
wife Tricia, Wewoka; two 
daughters, Gina Clair and her 
husband Kevin, Ellinwood, 
Kan., and Vicky Coscia and 
her husband Dan , Tecumseh; 
one son, Alvin Cunningham Jr. 
and his wife Amber, Wewoka; 
and five grandchildren, Joe 
Coscia, Cody Clair, Mariah 
Coscia, Megan Coscia, and 
Blaine Cunningham.
Pallbearers are Josh Tho-
mas, Chad Ainsworth, Roy 
Ainsworth, Isaac Harrison, 
Danny Wiley and family, and 
Joe Coscia.
J.L. Fife
J.L. Fife, born Dec. 8, 1908 
in Sweetwater, Texas, died 
Oct. 13, 2001 in Oklahoma 
City.
Mr. Fife was a member of 
the Baptist faith. 
The third of sixth children 
born to Thomas Wiley and 
Mary Etta (Swearingen) Fife, 
he was proud of his Texas 
roots but prouder of his new-
found home in Oklahoma.
In 1927 he arrived in Semi-
nole during the oil boom and 
met and married Dorothy Mae 
West from Sydney, Mont. 
They established their home 
in Seminole where he had 
business interests.
His business activities in-
cluded pipe and supply, real 
estate and investments, inde-
pendent oil and gas production 
and distribution and insurance, 
including the organization and 
operation of the Great Western 
Life Insurance Company.
He served in the Navy dur-
ing World War II and upon 
return from the Navy began his 
real estate development and 
building business in Seminole.
Mr. Fife was a 32nd Degree 
Mason, recipient of the Semi-
nole Hall of Fame award and 
was in the “Who’s Who in the 
South and Southwest.”
He served on the Seminole 
City Council and was mayor 
for two terms, 1939-1943.
He was also a member of 
the Oklahoma Pipe and Steel 
Dealers Association (president 
1943) and Oklahoma Real Es-
tate Association (regional vice-
president).
In 1958, the Fifes moved to 
Oklahoma City.
He served as a charter 
member of the Board of Di-
rectors of South Community 
Hospital (now Integris), hold-
ing various offices, including 
president and secre-
tary/treasurer.
J.L. was especially fond of 
animals and always had a dog 
as a companion.
He will always be remem-
bered as a likable, gentle yet 
tough leader who had great 
integrity.
He will missed by his fam-
ily and friends.
He was preceded in death 
by his wife, Dorothy, in 1973 
and by his brothers, Mack and 
Sam Fife.
Survivors include his twin 
daughters, Jean F. Austin of 
Oklahoma City and Dottie 
Franklin and husband, Inks of 
Ingram, Texas; sister, Odessa 
Mills of Dallas, Texas; broth-
ers, Leroy Fife, of Sunnyvale, 
Texas, and Louis Fife, of 
Hurst, Texas; six grandchil-
dren, Quentin and Gordon 
Franklin, Ashley Slaton, David 
and Bradley Austin, Amy 
Maron, and nine great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 
held on Thursday, Oct. 18, 
2001 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen 
Funeral Home Chapel with 
Rev. Carl Whitfield officiat-
ing.
Interment will follow at 
Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be 
made to a charity of choice.  
Services are under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Curtis Hankins
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Curtis Richard 
Hankins are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Saturday at the Church of Christ.
Wayne Maxwell will officiate.
Burial is set to follow at Va-
moosa Cemetery.
Hankins died Monday, Oct. 
15, 2001 at the age of 73.
He was born July 11, 1923 in 
Vamoosa to Oscar and Lulla 
Hankins.
He married Dorothy Hankins 
in 1945.
Hankins was a carpenter who 
worked in California for 20 years.
He was a veteran of the army 
and a former military policeman 
at Tinker Air Force Base.
He was a member of the 
Church of Christ.
Hankins played in a band the 
performed at the American Le-
gion and Seminole State College.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; one granddaughter, 
Angela Davis; and two sisters, 
Dessie and Effie.
He is survived by his wife; one 
son, Curtis Randolph Hankins; 
one daughter, Brenda Hankins; 
two foster daughters, Patty and 
Kim Zigglerhofler; six grandchil-
dren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Hankins
Lucy Drake
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Lucy Violet 
Drake are scheduled for 10:30 
a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel with Rev. Rick 
Harrison officiating.
Burial is set to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Drake died Monday, Oct. 15, 
2001 at Collinsville.
She was born Feb. 6, 1919 in 
Holdenville to Sidney and Marga-
ret Elizabeth (Broughton) Barbee.
She married J.R. Drake on 
Feb. 5, 1936 in Seminole.
Drake was a bookkeeper for 
Dunlap’s and the family business.
She was a member of First 
Baptist Church in Bowlegs and 
was a graduate of Bowlegs High 
School.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband; one brother, Curtis 
Barbee; and one sister, Eva 
Twibell.
Drake is survived by three 
daughters, Carol Griffin, Oakrun, 
Calif., Linda Lind, of Burke, Va., 
and Margaret Creech, of 
Collinsville.; nine grandchildren 
and 12 great-grandchildren; and 
two sisters, Bessie Robinson, of 
Houston, Texas, and Minnie 
Horton, of Amarillo, Texas.
Jerry House
Funeral services for former Sa-
sakwa resident Jerry Don House 
were held Saturday at the Sa-
sakwa Assembly of God Church 
with Rev. Wesley Martin offici-
ating.
Interment followed at Cross-
roads Cemetery in Sasakwa under 
the direction of Williamson Fu-
neral Home of Wetumka.
House died Wednesday, Oct. 
10, 2001 in Waldron, Ark. at the 
age of 52.
He was born April 7, 1949 in 
Jackson, Calif. to Robert Rick-
man House and Onita Payne 
House.  
He was raised in Sasakwa and 
attended Sasakwa school.
House was a farmer.  He 
moved to Waldron in 1990 and 
worker for Tyson Food for the 
past six years.
He attended the Assembly of 
God Church.
He was preceded in death by 
one son, Donnie House; his fa-
ther; and two brothers, Robert 
Leon and Darrell Wayne House.
House is survived by six sons, 
Kenny Don House, Larry Dean 
House, Russell Lee House, and 
Wade House, all of Sasakwa, 
Jerry Don Briggs, of Wewoka, 
and Dakota Don House, of Wal-
dron, Ark.; one daughter, Shyla 
Sawn House, Missouri; three 
brothers, Aaron Dale House and 
Ricky House, both of Konawa, 
and Robbie House, of 
Holdenville; four sisters, Betty 
Marsh of Ardmore, Shirley 
Briggs of Weleetka, Brenda Trent 
of Sasakwa, and Janis Wheeler of 
Ada; and 14 grandchildren.
Marie Houck
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Marie M. 
Houck are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday at Liberty Baptist 
Church.  
Bill Matthews and Phil 
Thompson will officiate.
Burial is set to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
Houck died Thursday, Oct. 11, 
2001 at an Oklahoma City hospi-
tal at the age of 78.
She was born Nov. 23, 1922 in 
Fenter, Ark. to Joe E. and Mamie 
Robertson.
She was raised in Malvern, 
Ark.
Houck married Sylvester 
Houck on July 16, 1942 in We-
woka.
She was the assistant manager 
of the Liberty Retirement Center 
for the past 14 years.
She was a member of Liberty 
Baptist Church.  
Houck lived in Seminole for 
many years but moved to 
Shawnee 14 years ago.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; one son, 
Paul Wayne Houck; one grand-
son, Timothy Houck; and one 
sister, Jessie Mae Westerman.
She is survived by two sons, 
Sam Houck, Richland Hills, 
Texas, and David Houck, Earls-
boro; two daughters, Phyllis 
Casteel, Eufaula, and Millie Cas-
tle, Seminole; 16 grandchildren; 
20 great-grandchildren; three 
great-great –grandchildren; and 
two brothers, Joe Robertson, 
Yuma, Ariz., and Charles Robert-
son, Phoenix, Ariz.
Houck
Betty Ambrose
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole resident Betty J. Am-
brose are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday at Maple Grove Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate.
Ambrose died Saturday, Oct. 
13, 2001 at Seminole Estates at 
the age of 80.
She was born July 10, 1921 in 
Ohio to Ford and Ruth Vivian 
(Murphy) Mallon.
She moved to Seminole in 
1928.
Ambrose married Lester (Red) 
Ambrose Aug. 17, 1969 in Semi-
nole.
She was a homemaker and a 
member of Twin Oak Baptist 
Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her first husband; and 
her sister, June Mallon.
Ambrose is survived by two 
daughters, Janice Boatman, 
Slayton, Texas, and Donna 
Lovelady, Seminole; one son, 
Gene Douglass, Kennnesaw, Ga.; 
five grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
Bernard ‘Bill’ Grooms
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Bernard Dean 
“Bill” Grooms are scheduled for 
tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Watts 
Kingston Chapel in Kingston.
Sherry Heath will officiate.
Interment is set to follow at 
Knob Hill Cemetery in Kingston 
under the direction of Watts Fu-
neral Home.
Grooms died Wednesday, Oct. 
10, 2001 at the VA Hospital in 
Dallas at the age of 70.
He was born Dec. 25, 1930 in 
Oklahoma City to Charles Ed-
ward and Betty Hembree 
Grooms.
He was raised in Seminole and 
graduated from Seminole High 
School in 1948.
Grooms attended the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma where he was a 
member of the Alpha Sigma Phi 
Fraternity and the OU Ruff Neks.
He graduated from OU in 
1952.
He served in the United States 
Marine Corps for eight years and 
was involved in the Korean Con-
flict.
Grooms married Dorothy Ann 
Vernon Oct. 13, 1950 in 
Gainesville, Texas.
She preceded him in death on 
Sept. 26, 2000.
He worked for Dean Witter as 
a stockbroker.
He moved to Kingston 17 
years ago from Norman.   
Grooms was a member of the 
Woodville Methodist Church.  
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and his wife.
He is survived by one son, 
Edward Brenton Grooms, The 
Colony, Texas; two daughters, 
Karen Steele, Richardson, Texas, 
and Mary Elizabeth Wind, 
Wrentham, Mass.; three grand-
children; and one sister, Mary 
Preuss, Council Grove, Kans.
Pallbearers will be Ed Grooms, 
James Miller, Bruce Steele, Steve 
Wind, David Smith, and Bob Bu-
ford.
Memorial contributions may 
be made to the American Cancer 
Society.
‘Kathy’ Eeds
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Kathryn “Kathy” Rae 
(Hayden) Eeds are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen 
Funeral Chapel.  
Ralph Jones is set to officiate.
Burial is set to follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Eeds died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 
2001 at Seminole Medical Center 
at the age of 56.
She was born June 15, 1945 in 
Maud to Everett L. and Bessie 
(Morris) Hayden in Maud.
She moved from Maud to 
Seminole in 1963.
Eeds married Tom Eeds June 
13, 1963 in Seminole.
She was a homemaker and a 
member of Harvey Road Baptist 
Church and Varnum Busy Bees.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents and one infant 
daughter, Justine Eeds.
Eeds is survived by her hus-
band, of the home; one daughter, 
Carrie Jones, Fort Smith, Ark.; 
one son, Brandon Eeds, Lexing-
ton; three grandchildren; one 
brother, Jerry Hayden, Mannford; 
and one sister, Mildred Grall, 
Oklahoma City.
Casket bearers are scheduled 
to be Lee Smith, Mikhy Smith, 
Mike Holder, Sam Smith, Ken-
neth Jones, and Wendell Griffin.
Honorary bearer will be Benny 
Smith. 
Eeds
Michael Fitzgerald
Funeral services for Michael 
Lee Fitzgerald, grandson of 
Seminole resident Gladys Fitz-
gerald, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Thursday at Criswell Funeral 
Home Chapel in Ada.
Revs. John Haynes and Kevin 
Brantley will officiate the serv-
ices.
Interment will follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Gardens, Semi-
nole, under the direction of 
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.
Fitzgerald died Monday, Octo-
ber 8, 2001 at a local hospital, at 
the age of 30.
He was born to Charles Albert 
Fitzgerald and Janet Myers Fitz-
gerald on Nov. 10, 1971 at a 
Midwest City Hospital.
Fitzgerald was a 1990 graduate 
of Ada High School, and received 
a Bachelor of Arts degree in 
communication in 1996 from East 
Central University.
He was a sports editor for the 
Mustang News and also a past 
engineer for KADA radio in Ada.
Fitzgerald won first place at 
the State Fair of Oklahoma Press 
Association Better Newspaper 
Contest for Sports Coverage, 
large weekly newspaper division. 
He also produced ECU Tiger 
basketball pregame and halftime 
shows, engineered ECU basket-
ball, OU sports and area high 
school basketball for KADA ra-
dio.
Fitzgerald was also sports 
editor for the ECU student news-
paper, and a member of the Bap-
tist Student Union and ECU 
Band.
He is survived by his parents, 
Charles and Janet Fitzgerald, 
Ada; one sister, Lisa Fitzgerald, 
of the home; and his grand-
mother, Gladys Fitzgerald, Semi-
nole.
Pallbearers are Todd Dilbeck, 
Randall Grigsby, Randy Ander-
son, Conrad Dudderar, Chuck 
Reherman, and Steve Coulter.
Herschel Shepard
Funeral services for former 
Wewoka resident Herschel 
Franklin Shepard are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the 
Stout Funeral Home Chapel.
Rev. Dan Anderson will offi-
ciate the service.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home, We-
woka.
Shepard died Sunday, Oct. 7, 
2001 in Spencer at the age of 81.
He was born to Frank Shepard 
and Nellie (Osborne) Shepard on 
May 14, 1920 in Wewoka.
Shepard was reared in We-
woka and attended Wewoka 
schools.
He married Betty Lee Allen on 
Sept. 16, 1940 in Sulphur.
Shepard was self-employed in 
the heating and air business and 
retired in 1980.
He lived in Wewoka until he 
moved to Spencer in 1968, where 
he lived until the time of his 
death.
Shepard was preceded in death 
by his parents; his wife; one son, 
Donald Allen Shepard; two 
brothers, John P. Shepard and 
Glen Shepard; and one sister, 
Gertrude Ewing.
He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Sue Shepard, Spencer, and 
Glenda Arnold, Wichita, Kan.; 
two sons, Ronnie Shepard, Dal-
las, Texas, and John Shepard, 
Spencer; one sister, Jo Martin, 
Wewoka; eight grandchildren; 
and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Kevin Shepard, 
Brian Shepard, Tavish Margers, 
David Kane, Rick Goforth, and 
Roger Cloud.
Loyd Streater
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident 
Raymond Loyd Streater are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. 
Wednesday at First Assembly 
of God Church in Wewoka.
Rev. Doyle Long will offi-
ciate the services.
Burial will follow at the 
Streater family cemetery under 
the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Streater passed away Satur-
day, Oct. 6, 2001 at Shawnee 
Regional Hospital at the age of 
84.
He was born to Henry Rich-
ard Streater and Emma P. 
(Hipp) Streater on May 30, 
1917 in Wewoka.
Streater married Imogene 
(Mathis) Streater on July 1, 
1939 in Wewoka.
He was a farmer, rancher, 
oilfield pumper, and school 
bus driver for Gordon Cooper 
Vo-Tech, retiring in 1999.
Streater was a member of 
the First Assembly of God in 
Wewoka.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents; his wife; one 
grandson, Randall Lee 
Streater; an infant brother, and 
four sisters.
Streater is survived by two 
sons and daughters-in-law, 
Darrell and Trevia Streater, 
Wewoka; and Henry and 
Connie Streater, Ada; two 
daughters and son-in-law, 
Carolyn Curry and Bonita and 
Merle Jay, all of Wewoka; one 
brother, Orville Streater, Ft. 
Myers, Fla.; one sister, Molly 
Streater, Enid; eight grandchil-
dren and their spouses, Mike 
and Kim Streater, Dewayne 
and Julie Streater, Rick and 
Suan Streater, Heath and 
Christy Streater, Dathan and 
Nicole Jay, Robin and B.J. 
Justice, Denese and Nick 
Cheatwood, and Stephanie Jay; 
14 great-grandchildren; and 
several nieces and nephews, 
including Inez and Stan Sy-
mons, Seminole; Sondra Pat-
terson, Oklahoma City; Bar-
bara Sarton, Waco, Texas; and 
Marvin Adams, Henryetta.
Casket bearers are Streater’s 
grandsons.
Honorary casket bearer is 
Nick Cheatwood.
Tessie ‘Nell’ Majors
Funeral services for Tessie 
“Nell” Majors were scheduled for 
10 a.m. today at Trout Funeral 
Home Chapel with Rev. Mark 
Bagley officiating.
Rev. Mark Shorey and Rev. 
Robert Majors will officiate.
Burial was set to follow at 3 
p.m. at Little Cemetery.
Majors died Saturday, Oct. 6, 
2001 at St. Joseph Regional 
Medical Center at the age of 85.
She was born Nov. 9, 1915 in 
Seminole.
She married Wilburn Majors in 
June of 1936.
Majors worked briefly for Van 
Winkles Menswear as a seam-
stress and bookkeeper but was a 
homemaker most of her life.
She has been a member of 
Ponca City’s First Assembly of 
God Church since 1972 and was a 
member of the Friendly Bible 
Class.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, John Harrison and 
Mary Ella (Earles) Drewery; a 
brother, Bill Drewery; an infant 
son, Charles Alexander Majors; 
and an infant granddaughter.
Majors is survived by her hus-
band, of Ponca City; a brother, 
Harrison Drewery, of Moberly, 
Mo.; a daughter, Nancy Overall, 
of Ponca City; three sons, Wil-
burn “Dub” Majors Jr., of Tulsa, 
Tony Majors, of Houston, and 
Lee Majors of Houston; 10 
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.  
Memorials may be sent to the 
Nell Majors Memorial Fund at 
First Assembly of God, 1308 E. 
Bradley, Ponca City, OK 74601.
Bessie Kennedy
Graveside funeral services for 
former Konawa resident Bessie 
Kennedy were held yesterday at 
Konawa Cemetery under the di-
rection of Pickard Funeral Home.
Charlie Hewthorn officiated.
Kennedy died Oct. 3, 2001 at 
the age of 87 at Nature Trail 
Home in Mt. Vernon, Ill.
She was born Oct. 2, 1914 in 
Konawa to George S. and Nancy 
Ellen (Seay) Bradley.
She married Henry H. Ken-
nedy Nov. 13, 1933 in San 
Angelo, Texas.
Kennedy was employed for 
several years in the school lunch 
program in San Angelo.
She was a member of Mt. 
Vernon Baptist Temple.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; one 
daughter, Patsy Nelson; three 
brothers; and two sisters.
Kennedy is survived by one 
son, Henry Kennedy, Mt. Vernon, 
Ill.; four grandchildren; six great-
grandchildren; two brothers, 
Daniel Bradley, Ada, and Loyd 
Bradley, Oklahoma City; two 
sisters, Zelma Schavy, Durant, 
and Eva Gibson, Oklahoma City. 
Phyllis McMicheal
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole resident Phyllis Loraine 
(Hack) McMicheal were sched-
uled for 10:30 a.m. today at Ma-
ple Grove under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rev. Nolan Sluder, her 
brother-in-law, will officiate.
McMicheal died Saturday, 
Oct. 6, 2001 at her home in 
Seminole at the age of 71.
She was born Nov. 30, 1929 in 
Seminole to Charles Thomas and 
Martha Elizabeth (Taylor) Hack.
She married Gerald W. 
McMicheal on June 3, 1950 in 
Oklahoma City.
McMicheal was a homemaker 
and a member of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution and the 
Daughters of Confederate States 
Chapters in Oklahoma City.
She held several offices in 
both organizations.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her brother, Clyde 
Hack; and her daughter, Janice 
McMicheal.
McMicheal is survived by her 
husband, of the home; one son, 
Gail Warren McMicheal, Semi-
nole; one stepson, Woody 
Dancer, Moore; one brother, 
Louis Hack, Seminole; two sis-
ters, Edith Clark, Shawnee, and 
Mildred Sluder, Tyler, Texas, 
three stepgrandchildren; and six 
great-grandchildren.
Helen Fowler
Helen Northam Fowler 
passed away on Oct. 4, 2001 in 
Lansing, Mich. following a 
lengthy illness.
She was 83 years old.
She is survived by daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Bur-
deanna and Alford Welch, of 
Lansing, Mich., and Sharon 
and Robert Gregg of Nash-
ville, Tenn.; three grandsons, 
Stephen Welch of Lansing, 
Mich., and Christopher and 
Michael Gregg of Nashville, 
Tenn.
She was preceded in death 
by her husband of 62 years, 
Burvle F. Fowler, in 1997; her 
parents, Benjamin Newton and 
Margaret (Robertson) Harrison 
Northam; her brothers, Floyd 
Northam, E.G. Northam and 
L.C. Harrison; and her sisters, 
Esther Williams, Gladys 
Christy, Beatrice Ashby, Mat-
tie Smith, and Neva Harrison.
Mrs. Fowler was born on 
Feb. 1, 1918 in Seminole 
County and attended Central 
School.
On Aug. 24, 1935 she mar-
ried Burvle Fowler.
They lived in the Wolf 
community for some 25 years 
before transferred by Sinclair 
Oil to New Mexico in 1960.
The Fowlers returned to 
Seminole in 1967  where Mr. 
Fowler retired in 1977.
In 1986 the Fowlers moved 
to Nashville, Tenn. and lived 
there for six years before going 
to Lansing, Mich.  
Mrs. Fowler was a home-
maker and was active in 
church and community activi-
ties.
During the 1950’s, she was 
the Wolf community corre-
spondent for The Seminole 
Producer.
She was a member of the 
Home Demonstration Club; 
she served on the Election 
Board; and she helped organ-
ize the first alumni banquet for 
Wolf High School.
She was active in the Bap-
tist Church wherever she lived 
and was a Sunday School 
teacher at Wolf Baptist 
Church, Bowlegs Baptist 
Church, First Baptist Church 
of Tatum, N.M., and First 
Baptist Church of Seminole.
Visitation will be Wednes-
day evening from 5 to 7 p.m. 
and the funeral service will be 
10:30 a.m. at Swearingen Fu-
neral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at 
Rest Haven Gardens.
Fowler
Helen Fowler
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Helen N. 
Fowler are scheduled for 10:30 
a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Fowler’s family will officiate 
the services.
Burial is set to follow at Rest 
Haven Memorial Gardens under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Fowler died Thursday, Oct. 4, 
2001 at Liberty Court Assisted 
Living Center in Lansing, Mich.
She was 83.
She was born Feb. 1, 1918 in 
Seminole.
Fowler married Burvle F. 
Fowler Aug. 24, 1935 near Ada.
She was a homemaker and a 
local reporter for the Wolf Com-
munity and for The Seminole 
Producer.
She was a member of the First 
Baptist Church of Seminole and 
later a member of Bethany Bap-
tist Church in Lansing.
Fowler lived in Seminole most 
of her life, but also spent time in 
New Mexico, Tennessee, and 
Michigan.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; and her husband on 
April 15, 1997.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Helen Burdeanna of East 
Lansing, and Sharon Kaye of 
Nashville, Tenn.; and three 
grandsons.
Visitation will be at Swearin-
gen Chapel Wednesday from 5 to 
7 p.m. and on Thursday morning 
from 9 to 10 a.m. before the 
10:30 a.m. service.
Memorials may be made to the 
Fowler-Gregg Orchestra Scholar-
ship at Belmont University in 
Nashville, Tenn.
Fowler

Tony Jobe

Graveside funeral services for Ada resident Tony Jobe are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Don Smith will officiate.

Jobe died Thursday at an Ada hospital at the age of 46.

He was born Feb. 28, 1955 in Oklahoma City to Fern and Tony Jobe Sr.

He attended school in Oklahoma City and lived there until moving to Ada six years ago.

Jobe was an automotive mechanic.

He was married to Ida Butler on Oct. 6, 1980 in Oklahoma City.

He was a member of Grace Community Church and the Clubhouse in Ada.

Jobe is survived by his wife, of Ada; three sons, Boyd Wilson, Tupelo, Warner Wilson and Tony Jobe, both of Beaver; two daughters, Dawn Wilson, Tupelo, and Tammy Terry, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; one brother, David Dobyns, Oklahoma City; four sisters, Lillie Matthews, Stratford, Carol Matthews, Oklahoma City, Edna Stubblefield, Oklahoma City, and Lois.

Bearers will be Tony Jobe III, Warner Wilson, Boyd Wilson, Danny Compton, Douglas Compton, and Jason Carroll.

George Wilcox
Funeral services for Semi-
nole resident George Earl Wil-
cox are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
Monday at First Baptist 
Church with Dr. Kelvin Mo-
seley officiating.
Burial is set to follow at 
Maple Grove Cemetery under 
the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Wilcox died Thursday at 
Seminole Medical Center at 
the age of 62.
He lived most of his life in 
Seminole, moving here from 
Ada.
He was born April 24, 1939 
in Latta to George B. and 
Earline (Taylor) Wilcox.
Wilcox married Norma J. 
(Smith) Wilcox Nov. 20, 1982 
in Seminole.
He was an independent oil 
producer for Atlantic-
Richfield.
He was a member of First 
Baptist Church and the Seafar-
ers International Union.
Wilcox was preceded in 
death by his parents and his 
first wife, Susan Wilcox.
He is survived by his wife, 
Norma Wilcox, of the home; 
two sons and daughters-in-law, 
Randy and Tina Wilcox of 
Everett, Wash., and Tim and 
Heather Wilcox of Tucson, 
Ariz.; one daughter, Cindy 
Wilcox of Hugo; two stepsons 
and daughters-in-law, Greg 
and DeAnn Smith of Grove; 
step-daughter and son-in-law, 
Pam and Mike Marker of 
Bixby; three grandchildren, 
April, Summer, and Jackson; 
and seven step-grandchildren, 
Briana, Stephanie, Shane, 
Chad, Trey, Grahmm, and Ian.
Wilcox
Clayton Colvin
Clayton “Clay/Rocky” 
Colvin, 73, Shawnee passed 
away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday 
evening at home after a swift 
yet courageous battle with 
cancer.
Known near and far for his 
beautiful flowers and delicious 
vegetables, he will be missed 
by many; for seldom did 
friend, family or stranger leave 
without a few seeds, a new 
plant, a sack of onions or just a 
deeper appreciation for nature 
itself.
His “walks around the 
place” were a delight for 
young and old alike.
Often Friday and Saturday 
mornings found him at local 
yard sales and later the same 
evening at a nearby Senior 
Citizen’s dancing till close 
with Barbara and their many 
friends.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Friday at the 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel with Revs. Benny 
Mathews and Robert Major of-
ficiating.
Burial will follow at Rest 
Haven Memorial Gardens un-
der the direction of Swearin-
gen Funeral Home.
He was born to Charlie 
Harlan Colvin and Addie 
(Vance) Colvin on June 25, 
1928 in Pawnee County.
Clayton married Barbara 
Ann (Majors) Harper on June 
4, 1965 in Seminole.
He was a gauger for Kerr-
McGee and retired in 1990 af-
ter 37 years.
Clayton was a veteran of the 
U.S. Army, serving from Aug. 
17, 1946 to Dec. 11, 1947.
He was also a member of 
the American Legion.
Clayton was preceded in 
death by his parents; and one 
step-son, Keith Harper, in 
1983.
He is survived by his wife, 
Barbara Ann Colvin, of the 
home; one son and daughter-
in-law, Alan R. and Mary 
Colvin, Choctaw; one daughter 
and son-in-law, Marsha and 
Bryan Shetley, Harrah; one 
stepdaughter, Teresa Harper, 
of the home; one brother, 
Charles Colvin, Jr., Conroe, 
Texas; two sisters, Eva Dunn, 
Oklahoma City, and Agatha 
Christian, Siloam Springs, 
Ark.; six grandchildren and 
four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are nephews and 
grandsons.
Honorary bearers are Kerr-
McGee employees. 
Colvin
Lucian Cotanny
A memorial service for Ko-
nawa resident Lucian Jay Co-
tanny is scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at Pickard 
Funeral Home Chapel.
Cotanny died Wednesday, Oct. 
3, 2001 at the age of 52.
He was born to Jennie (Coon) 
and Wilford Cotanny on March 
18, 1949 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Cotanny married Catherine 
(Morgan) in Oklahoma City on 
March 17, 1979.
He was a member of the U.S. 
Army during the Vietnam War.
Cotanny spent the last 17 years 
in Konawa.
He is preceded in death by his 
father.
Cotanny is survived by his 
wife, Catherine, of the home; 
three sons, Grant Cotanny, Te-
cumseh, Allen Cotanny, Lawton, 
and Waylon Cotanny, Ada; two 
daughters, Tina Tuberville, Har-
rah and Angela Cotanny, of the 
home; his mother, Jennie Co-
tanny, one brother Dennis Co-
tanny, and two sisters, Bianca 
Lawrence and Di Anne Wheeler, 
all of Konawa; and seven grand-
children.
Virginia Baker
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Virginia Lee 
Baker are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Saturday at Swearingen Funeral 
Home Chapel.
Rev. David Karges will offici-
ate.
Burial is set to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Baker died yesterday at Voss-
wood Nursing Center in Houston, 
Texas at the age of 75.
She was born Aug. 4, 1926 in 
Checotah to Jeffrey and Olivia 
(White) Cathon.
She married Robert A. Baker 
Aug. 28, 1945 in Seminole.
He preceded her in death on 
Nov. 14, 1996.
Baker was a homemaker and a 
member of the First United 
Methodist Church.
She was a Seminole resident 
for 55 years. 
She was preceded in death by 
her parents and her husband.
Baker is survived by two sons, 
Robert A. Baker Jr., Anaheim, 
Calif. and Michael E. Baker, 
Houston; one daughter, Kellye 
Fazio, Detroit, Mich.; one sister, 
Louise Back, Mission, Texas; and 
nine grandchildren.
Casket bearers are scheduled 
to be Bob Webster, D.D. Patter-
son, Bob Williams, Ray Guthrie, 
Doyle Johnson, and Charles 
Johnston.
Baker
Marvin Patterson
Graveside funeral services for 
Konawa resident Marvin Eldred 
Patterson are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Friday at Konawa Cemetery un-
der the direction of Pickard Fu-
neral Home.
Rev. Charlie Henthorn will of-
ficiate.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 
2001 in Konawa at the age of 82.
He was born Feb. 13, 1919 in 
Talihina to Ruth Ann and Archie 
Lee Patterson.
Patterson married Eva Mae 
(Edwards) in Talihina on June 19, 
1940.
He was a retired civil service 
worker who spent the last 26 
years in Konawa.
He was a veteran of World 
War II.
Patterson was preceded in 
death by his wife and two broth-
ers, R.L. Patterson and Conrad 
Patterson.
He is survived by three sons, 
Marvin Patterson, Konawa, Terry 
Patterson, Denton, Texas, and 
Brad Patterson, Midwest City; 
one brother, Charles Patterson, 
Emmitt, Ark.; six grandchildren; 
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Ruby Wells
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole resident Ruby (Hurst) 
Moore Wells were scheduled for 
2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Me-
morial Gardens under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Rev. Harold Turner will offici-
ate.
Wells died Monday, Oct. 1, 
2001 at Norman Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 84.
She was born Aug. 14, 1917 in 
Carr City to Ethel Grace (Bow-
ers) and John Charles Hurst Sr.
She married Floyd Moore, 
who preceded her in death in 
1987.
Wells later married Lloyd 
“Curly” Wells.
She was a cattle rancher and 
homemaker.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her first husband; one 
infant sister, Opal Hurst; and one 
brother, J.C. Hurst Jr.
Wells is survived by her hus-
band, of Seminole; two sisters, 
Pearl Bayne, Gulfport, Miss., and 
Jody Osborn, Seminole; and one 
brother, J.W. “Red” Hurst, of 
Seminole. 
Tena Grooms
Graveside funeral services for 
Tena May (Martin) Grooms are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at 
Little Cemetery with Gary Gregg 
officiating.
Burial is under the direction of 
Gregg Funeral Home.
Grooms died Saturday, Sept. 
30, 2001 at the age of 41.
She was born Feb. 25, 1960 in 
Seminole to Otis Carl Martin and 
Forestena (Selfridge) Shipman.
She had worked for True 
Loves Pool Hall off and on for 15 
years, True Loves Car Wash part 
time for 10 years, and Oliver’s 
Pub for two years.
Grooms was also secretary at 
the State Insurance Commission-
ers Department in Oklahoma 
City. 
She was of the Catholic faith.
Grooms was preceded in death 
by her grandparents.
She is survived by one son, 
Charles “Bo” Dewayne Grooms, 
Oklahoma City; her mother and 
stepfather, Forestena and Donnie 
Shipman of Moore; and one sis-
ter, Ann Sober, White Hall, Pa. 
Edgar Miller
Graveside funeral services for 
Edgar Sullivant Miller are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
Miller died Saturday, Sept. 30, 
2001 in Tulsa at the age of 68.
He was born in Moscow, 
Tenn. to Bessie Maw (Holmes) 
and James Edgar Miller.
He was a 20 year veteran of 
the U.S. Navy and later retired as 
an electrician.
Miller is preceded in death by 
his parents; two brothers; one 
son; and one great-grandchild.
He is survived by his children, 
Debbie Kerry, Battlecreek, Mich., 
Pam Glander, Dianna Clark, 
Wetumka, Debie Miller, Ventura, 
Calif., Genia Sims and Kim Rico, 
Yuma, Ariz., Beau Miller, Ojai, 
Calif.; and his siblings, Lillie Mae 
Hensley, Waverly, Ind., Bill 
Miller, East Prairie, Mo., Harold 
Miller, Locust, N.C., Johnnie 
Miller, Owensboro, Ky., Clay 
Miller, East Prairie, Mo., George 
Miller, North, S.C., and Roger 
Miller, Chicago, Ill.
Pallbearers are to be Bill 
Miller, Joe Holmes, James 
Holmes, Tony Clark II, Desmond 
Clark, and Jamie Clark.
Honorary pallbearers are Tony 
Clark, Zacary Clark, and Michael 
Clark.
Don Landrum
Funeral services for Don D. 
Landrum are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Thursday in the Parks Broth-
ers Funeral Chapel in Prague with 
Rev. Henry Braisher officiating.
Interment is set to follow at 
Paden Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Parks Brothers Funeral 
Home.
Landrum died Monday at Mis-
sion Hill Hospital in Shawnee at 
the age of 64.
He was born July 24, 1937 
near Seminole to Elmer Huston 
and Bessie Lee (Dawson) Lan-
drum.
He lived in Shawnee the past 
five years, moving there from El 
Reno where he owned Statewide 
Courier Service for the last 10 
years.
Landrum had attended Capitol 
Hill Baptist Church.
He married Betty Fry in 1959 
in California.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Landrum is survived by one 
son, Jason Landrum, Mannford; 
three daughters, Landi Martinez, 
Norman, Shanda Landrum, 
Shawnee, and Susan Landrum, 
Dallas, Texas; three brothers, 
Junior Landrum, Seminole, Jack 
Landrum, Cromwell, and Joyce 
Kenneth Landrum, Lexington; 
four sisters, Odrey Muncy, Okla-
homa City, Jo Ann Rehage, 
Covington, La., Doretha Lowery, 
Wanette, and Syble Berry, Okla-
homa City; and five grandchil-
dren.
Opal Jenkins
Graveside funeral services for 
longtime Sasakwa resident Opal 
Omega Jenkins are scheduled for 
2 p.m. Wednesday at Holdenville 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
Rev. Larry Chesser will offici-
ate.
Jenkins died Sunday in 
Holdenville at the age of 87.
She was born Aug. 24, 1914 in 
Sasakwa to Eva (Caudill) and 
Isaac Newton Foster.
She married Elmer Jenkins 
Sept. 3, 1935 at the courthouse in 
Holdenville.
Jenkins was of the Baptist faith 
and enjoyed spending time with 
her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; one daughter, Janie 
Jenkins Fraser; two sisters, Bon-
nie and Ruby Foster; and six 
brothers, Rance, Jim, Willie, 
Loyd, Elmer, and Buck Foster.
She is survived by her hus-
band, of the home; two sisters, 
Pauline Lollar, Wewoka, and 
Gladys Kircklan, Okmulgee; two 
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
Emma Franks
Funeral services for Emma 
Franks, the sister of a Wewoka 
resident, were scheduled to be 
held at 1:30 today at the Hudson-
Phillips Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Walter McGirt and Rev. 
Edward Lee Bear were set to of-
ficiate.
Burial was to follow at Cedar 
River Baptist Church under the 
direction of Hudson-Phillips Fu-
neral Home.
Franks died Saturday in Carl 
Albert Hospital in Ada at the age 
of 84.
She was born June 4, 1917 to 
Edmond and Liza Att in 
Holdenville and lived in Hughes 
County all her life.
She married Taylor Franks.  
He preceded her in death in June 
of 1991.
Franks worked at the Boyce 
Manor Nursing Home and the 
Street Car Café. 
She was a member of the Ce-
dar River Baptist Church.
She is survived by three chil-
dren, Charlie Franks, Betty Tay-
lor, and Susie Eskamire, all of 
Holdenville; three brothers, Wal-
ter McGirt, Moore, Jimmy 
McGirt, Wewoka, and William 
McGirt, Oklahoma City; two sis-
ters, Togie Harjo and Elsie 
Faulkner, both of Holdenville; 
nine grandchildren, and eight 
great-grandchildren.
Sarah Richards
Funeral services for Sarah 
Verene Richards are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Wadley’s 
Funeral Chapel in Purcell.
Pastor Perry Justus will offici-
ate.
Burial is set to follow at Noble 
IOOF Cemetery in Noble under 
the direction of Wadley’s Funeral 
Service.
Richards died Sunday, Sept. 
30, 2001 at the Southwest Medi-
cal Center in Oklahoma City at 
the age of 60.
She was born April 6, 1941 in 
Floydada, Texas, to Henry Free-
mon and Tommie Denison Dye.
She attended LPN school at 
Plainview, Texas.
On Aug. 8, 1959, Richards  
married Louie V. Richards in 
Plainview.
She a member of the Wewoka 
First Assembly of God Church. 
She was a homemaker and de-
voted grandmother.
Richards enjoyed cooking, 
crocheting, sewing, gardening, 
singing, art work and music.
She was preceded in death by 
her father; her stepfather, Robert 
L. Fisher; and two brothers, 
Glenn Dye and Emmett Dye.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Louie Richards Sr., of the 
home; her mother, of Lexington; 
one son, Louie V. Richards Jr., 
Wewoka; one daughter, Kay 
Lynn Hasbell, Seminole; two 
brothers, James “Hank” Dye and 
Tommy Dye, both of Lexington;  
three sisters, Norma Gene Gep-
ner, Bruceville, Texas, Gloria 
Ann Phillips, Ballinger, Texas, 
and Linda Lee Daniels, Slaugh-
terville; and five grandchildren.
Casket bearers will be Kenneth 
Daniels, Ronald Greeson, Robert 
Knapp, David Dye, Lonnie 
Holmes, and Jacob Lujan.
Honorary bearers will be Hank 
Dye, Leon Dye, Roy Gepner Sr., 
Leland Bilbrey, Shayne Bilbrey, 
and Roy Gepner Jr.
The family requests donations 
be made to the First Assembly of 
God Church in Wewoka.
Lena Cathey
Graveside funeral services for 
former Seminole resident Lena 
Jean (Sanford) Cathey are sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Rest 
Haven Memorial Gardens under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate.
Cathey died Sunday in Hous-
ton at the age of 78.
She was born March 20, 1923 
in Non to Arthur and Marie 
(Tharp) Sanford.
She married Arthur Odell 
Cathey July 19, 1945 in Fort 
Smith, Ark.
He preceded her in death June 
28, 1988.
Cathey was a homemaker and 
a member of Harvey Road Baptist 
Church and Ideal Street Baptist 
Church.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Linda Carter, Houston, Texas; 
two sons, Roger Levingston, 
Gerty, and Dwayne Cathey, Sand 
Springs; five grandchildren; four 
great-grandchildren; three broth-
ers, R.L. “Link” Sanford, Lind-
say, Coolidge Sanford, Non, and 
Kinley Sanford, Lindsay; and 
four sisters, Maymie Gentry, Te-
cumseh, Leta Gray, Shawnee, 
Lou Wesselhoft, Tecumseh, and 
Mary Marie Bruce, Wichita Falls, 
Texas.
Cathey
Melvern Crawford
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Melvern Rich-
ard Crawford were scheduled for 
2 p.m. today at Swearingen Fu-
neral Home Chapel.
Chris Stinnett was to officiate.
Burial was set to follow at 
Maple Grove Cemetery under the 
direction of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Crawford died Saturday at 
Seminole Medical Center at the 
age of 74.
He was born June 20, 1927 in 
Drumright to Jack and Martha 
Marie (Horrocks) Crawford.
He married Eldora Crawford in 
1954 in Shawnee.
She preceded him in death in 
1977.
Crawford was a retired engi-
neer from Tinker Air Force Base.
He was a veteran of the United 
States Army and received a 
WWII victory medal.  He was 
also a member of the American 
Legion.
He was a member of the 
Church of Christ of Park and 
Seminole Street.
 Crawford was preceded in 
death by his wife and his father.
He is survived by his mother, 
of the home; one stepdaughter, 
Janice Hill, Oklahoma City; two 
stepgrandchildren; and two step-
great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers were scheduled 
to be Roy Winrow, Jimmy Tun-
nell, A.C. Reese, Ron Stanberry, 
A.C. Bundy, Harold Swann, and  
Gerald Carney.
Crawford
Bessie Moore
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole resident Bessie Ida 
Moore are scheduled for Friday at 
Maple Grove Cemetery under the 
direction of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Moore died Friday at Pioneer 
Nursing Home at the age of 80.
She was a longtime Seminole 
resident who was born May 13, 
1921 in Roff to Edward and Lilly 
Elizabeth (Sanford) Mardis.
She married Clarence C. 
Moore on June 3, 1939 in Ada.
He preceded her in death on 
Jan. 5, 1990.
Moore was a homemaker.
She is survived by one sister, 
Frances Jones.
Wilma Berry
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Wilma Mae 
Berry are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Saturday at Swearingen Funeral 
Home Chapel.
Rev. David Karges will offici-
ate.
Burial is set to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Berry died Wednesday, Sep-
tember 26, 2001 at Hot Spring 
Medical Center in Malvern, Ariz. 
at the age of 94.
She was a resident of Seminole 
for over 40 years before moving 
to Malvern over five years ago.
She was born Sept. 12, 1907 in 
Macy, Ind. to James and Nora 
(Butler) Sampsel.
Berry married Noble Berry.
For many years she wrote a 
senior citizen’s column for The 
Seminole Producer.
While in Seminole, she was on 
the Housing Authority Board of 
Directors and did volunteer work 
with the Heritage House.
In 1987, she was recognized as 
the Outstanding Senior Citizen of 
Seminole.
Berry was preceded in death 
by her parents; her husband; two 
sons, Chester and Billy McMillin; 
one daughter, Betty Carter; and 
two grandsons.
She is survived by one son, 
James H. McMillin.
Berry
Russell Soward
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County oil field worker 
Russell Soward are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist 
Church in Stroud.
Rev. Burl Mackey will offici-
ate.
Burial will follow in Stroud 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Parks Brothers Funeral Service.
Soward died Tuesday, Sept. 
25, 2001 in Stroud at the age of 
72.  
He was born in Hominy on 
March 9, 1929 to Everett and 
Martha Soward.
He moved to Stroud in 1953 
and worked as a drilling consult-
ant.  
Soward married Jane Carter in 
Fairfield, Ill. on Aug. 26, 1948.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; one son, Gary Soward, 
Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, 
Terry Crofford, Stroud; two 
brothers, Raymond Soward, 
Tulsa, and Gene Soward, Broken 
Arrow; two sisters, Helen Irving, 
Tulsa, and Wanda Turner, Okla-
homa City; four grandchildren; 
and one great-grandchild.
Wilburn Williams 
Wilburn Williams was born 
Aug. 28, 1916 in Garvin 
County to Henry and Parlee 
Williams.
He moved to the Sasakwa 
area as a youth and spent most 
of his life in the Sasakwa area.
Mr. Williams worked in 
Tipton, Calif. in the dairy 
business for a few years and 
returned to Sasakwa where he 
and his wife operated the Sa-
sakwa Café and Williams Auto 
Garage until his retirement.
Wilburn was married to 
Thelma (Clayton) Williams 
Sept. 7, 1947 in Seminole and 
to this marriage two children 
were born.
Mr. Williams was an avid 
fisherman and spent a lot of 
time fishing the area lakes and 
rivers.
He was an outstanding me-
chanic.
Mr. Williams’ survivors are 
his wife, Thelma, of the home; 
a daughter, Norma, and a son-
in-law, Donnie Blankenship, 
of Sasakwa; a son, Michael 
(Mike) of the home; one 
brother, Virgil Williams, of 
Holdenville; one brother-in-
law, Ervin Clayton, of We-
woka; one sister-in-law, Ina 
Clayton, of Holdenville; two 
grandchildren, David Blanken-
ship, of Ada, and on Lori 
Rubottom, of Wewoka; one 
great-grandchild, Amiee 
Blankenship; and a host of 
friends.
Services are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Friday, September 28, 
2001 at Stout Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Dr. Ervin E. Clayton will 
officiate.
Family will receive visitors 
Thursday at the family home 
(405) 941-3341 in Sasakwa 
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Williams
Claudie Mullins
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Claudie Elizabeth Mul-
lins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Fri-
day at Pickard Chapel.
Rev Ed George will officiate.
Burial is set to follow at Va-
moosa Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Pickard Funeral Home.
Mullins died Wednesday, Sept. 
26, 2001 at the age of 90.
She was born Feb. 3, 1911 in 
Marshall, Ariz. to Annie and 
Walter Garrison.
She married Ben Mullins in 
Prue on Dec. 25, 1927.
Mullins was a retired Konawa 
Nursing Home Employee.
She moved to Konawa in 
1933.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband; two sons, Hughie 
and Jay Mullins; three daughters, 
Alma Green, Betty Ramsey, 
Molly Hill, and four grandchil-
dren.
Mullins is survived by two 
sons, Louie Mullins, Konawa, 
and Benny Mullins, Aurora, 
Colo.; one daughter, Leoma Bar-
ley, Dumas, Texas; three sisters, 
Earcie, Mae, and Annie Lee; 21 
grandchildren; 32 great-grandchil-
dren; and 13 great-great-
grandchildren. 
 
Susie Welch
Funeral services for Sasakwa 
resident Susie Welch were held 
Tuesday at the First Baptist 
Church in Sasakwa.
Pastor James Hopkins offici-
ated.
Interment followed at Lone 
Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa under 
the direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Welch died Saturday, Sept. 22, 
2001 at Presbyterian Hospital at 
the age of 54.
She was born June 4, 1947 in 
Konawa.
She served as a Licensed 
Practical Nurse for several years.
Welch was preceded in death 
by her husband, Larry Glen 
Welch.
She is survived by her parents, 
Opal and Howard O’Daniel, Ada; 
one daughter, Shelly Choate, Sa-
sakwa; two sisters, Brenda Hud-
son, Sasakwa, and Wilba Roe-
buck, Comanche; and one grand-
son.
Pallbearers were Michael Hud-
son, Jeff Hudson, Kerry Hudson, 
Wesley Jones, Ryan Peters, and 
Danny Jackson.
Donald Ricketts
Graveside services for Semi-
nole County resident Donald Joe 
Ricketts were scheduled for 2 
p.m. Tuesday at the Sand Creek 
Cemetery in Cromwell, under the 
direction of Schumacher Funeral 
Home, Okemah.
Rev. Jimmy Whisnant will of-
ficiate the services.
Ricketts died Saturday, Sept. 
22, 2001 in Seminole at the age 
of 67.
He was born to John Bee 
Ricketts and Nellie Crawford 
Ricketts on May 28, 1934 in 
Okemah.
Ricketts was a lifetime resident 
of the Cromwell-Bearden area, 
and was the greens keeper and 
school system custodian at 
Bearden Schools before his re-
tirement.
He served with the United 
States Air Force from 1952 to 
1956.
Ricketts is survived by one 
daughter, Joyce Donnell Under-
wood, Bearden; two brothers, 
Eddie Ricketts, Shawnee and 
Arthur (Toby) Ricketts, Moore; 
four sisters, Wanda Butler, 
Shawnee, Carolyn Gregory, 
Bixby, Kathy Gwaltney, Prudo 
Bay, Alaska, and Cindy Granado, 
Kermit, Texas; and two granchil-
dren.
Mary Beaver
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Mary Beaver were 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday 
at the Sand Creek Eufaula Indian 
Baptist Church, southwest of 
Wewoka.
    Interment will follow at the 
Limestone Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home.
Rev. Houston Tiger will offi-
ciate the services.
Beaver died Saturday, Sept. 
22, 2001 at the Carl Albert Indian 
Health Facilities, Ada, at the age 
of 53.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1948 
to John Spencer and Alice Harjo 
in Seminole County.
She married Tom Beaver in 
1971 and was a housewife until 
the time of her death.
Beaver was preceded in death 
by her parents, two brothers, and 
one great-grandchild.
She is survived her husband, 
Tom, of the home; nine children, 
Donnell Gordon, Benny Gordon, 
Mae Etta Gordon, Tommy 
George Beaver, Tom Little Bea-
ver, Freddie James Beaver, Re-
gina Renee Beaver, Mary Eliza-
beth Beaver, and Thomas Beaver; 
three brothers, Cloyd Harjo, 
David Spencer and Redman 
Spencer; two sisters, Elsie Mae 
Harjo and Ruby Hill; 13 grand-
children, and one great-
grandchild.
Pallbearers are Eastman John-
son, Richard Cotton, E.J. Bird 
Creek, Daniel Spencer, Shawn 
Spencer, and Richmond Spencer, 
Jr.
Claude Eakens
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Claude Clayton Eakens 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. tomor-
row at Pickard Chapel.
Rev. Robert Teel and Rev. 
Darrell Stinett will officiate.
Burial is set to follow at Ko-
nawa Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Pickard Funeral Home.
Eakens died Monday in Maud 
at the age of 64.
He was born Aug. 14, 1937 in 
Okemah to Ada and Walter Eak-
ens.  
He married Flora Belle in 
Gainesville, Texas June 9, 1989.
Eakens was a mechanic who 
spent most of his life in the Ko-
nawa area.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home.
David Green
Funeral services for former 
Konawa resident David Raphael 
Green are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catho-
lic Church.
Father Mathew Brown will of-
ficiate.
O.S.B. burial is set to follow at 
Sacred Heart Cemetery under the 
direction of Pickard Funeral 
Home.
Rosary will be tonight at 6 
p.m. in the Pickard Chapel.
Green died Monday in Okla-
homa City at the age of 76.
He was born Aug. 28, 1925 in 
Stratford to Mary and William 
Green.
He grew up in the Konawa 
area and was a member of Sacred 
Heart Church.
Green was preceded in death 
by two brothers and two sisters. 
He is survived by one brother, 
Bill Green, Jenks; and two sisters, 
Lisa Scott, Seminole, and Annette 
Miller, Sasakwa.
Brown Mixon
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Brown 
Mixon were held at 10 a.m. Sat-
urday at the Oildale Church of 
Christ in Bakersfield, Calif.
The church elders and Ed 
Paphert, neighbor, officiated the 
services.
Burial followed at Hillcrest 
Cemetery, under the direction of 
Hillcrest Memorial Park and 
Mortuary, Bakersfield, Calif.
Mixon died Monday, Sept. 10, 
2001 in Bakersfield, Calif.
He was born to Redden Kay 
and Mildora (Robertson) Mixon 
on Oct. 1, 1912 in Wolf.
Mixon married Clara Mildred 
Ashby on Sept. 24, 1932 in 
Bowlegs.
A few years after marriage, 
they moved to California.
Mixon was forman for Melter 
Ranches in Tehachapi and 
Wasco, Calif. until 1970. He then 
joined his son, Larry, in Mixon 
Realty before his retirement in 
1985.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; three brothers, John, 
Robert and Garland; and his son, 
Larry.
Mixon is survived by his wife, 
Clara, of the home; one daughter, 
Dorothy Medlock, Fresno, Calif.; 
five brothers, Foster Mixon, 
Bakersfield, Calif., B.W. Bu-
chanan, Seminole, Ernest Bu-
chanan, Maud, H.B. Wylie, Mid-
west City, and Homer Ashby, 
Wichita, Kan.; six grandchildren 
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Norma Williams
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Norma Edith Williams 
were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Rev. Allen Wood officiated 
the service.
Burial followed at Wolf 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Williams died Friday, Sept. 14, 
2001 at her home in Seminole. at 
the age of 90.
She was born to Isaac and 
Belle (Harrison) Oakes on Jan. 
20, 1911 in Maud.
She married Early W. Wil-
liams on June 4, 1927 in Maud.
Williams was a lifelong Semi-
nole County resident.
She was a homemaker, and 
was a member of Wolf Freewill 
Baptist Church.
Williams was preceded in 
death by her parents; her hus-
band; one grandson, Mike Sulli-
van; three brothers; and two sis-
ters.
She is survived by one son, 
Earl Williams, Wewoka; two 
daughters, Belle Roberts, Spring-
dale, Ark., and Frances Tolle, 
Boron, Calif.; two sisters, Tom-
mie Lawler, Seminole, and John-
nie Ferguson, Prague; 11 grand-
children; 16 great-grandchildren, 
and one great-great- grandchild.
Pallbearers were Joe Moon, 
Larry Bicknell, Michael Jones, 
Gary Garnatz, Jared Garnatz, and 
Terry Watkins.
Jean Graves
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Jeanne Yvonne Cline  
(Graves) are scheduled for 10:30 
a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at 
the Good News Church in Yukon, 
with the Rev. Tom Arnold offici-
ating.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery, Seminole, under the 
direction of Smith and Turner 
Mortuary, Yukon.
Graves died Thursday, Sept. 
13, 2001 in Piedmont at the age 
of 53.
She was born to James and 
Dorothy Cline on March 1, 1948 
in Seminole.
Graves was a 1968 graduate of 
Seminole High School, and had 
been living in Piedmont for the 
last 13 years, coming for Okla-
homa City.
She married David Graves on 
March 1, 1948 in Wewoka.
Graves was a daycare worker 
at First Baptist Church Daycare in 
Piedmont.
She was preceded in death by 
her father.
Graves is survived by her hus-
band, David, of the home; her 
mother, Dorothy Cline, Seminole; 
one son, Russell Graves, Okla-
homa City; one daughter, Davita 
Graves, Oklahoma City; one 
brother, Richard Cline, Seminole; 
one sister, Sharon Palmer, We-
woka; and four grandchildren.
Willie Dansby
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Willie Were Dansby are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow  at 
Criswell Chapel in Ada.
Rev. Leo Streater will offici-
ate.
Interment is set to follow at 
Rosedale Cemetery under the di-
rection of Criswell Funeral 
Home.
Dansby died Wednesday at 
Holdenville General Hospital at 
the age of 83.
He was born March 6, 1918 in 
Durant to Willie and Ola Mae 
Dansby.
He was employed with Ideal 
Cement Company in Ada and re-
tired in 1980 after 35 years of 
service.
Dansby married Katherine 
Summers who preceded him in 
death.  
In November of 1978 he mar-
ried Zella Heard.
He was preceded in death by 
one grandson, Richard Heard; 
two brothers, Walter Dansby and 
Jake Dansby; and one sister, Opal 
Manning.
Dansby is survived by his 
wife, of the home; two sons, Wil-
lie Dansby and Paul Dansby, both 
of Byng; one daughter, Phyllis 
Sharpe, Del City; two stepsons, 
Buddy Heard and Ronnie Heard, 
both of Wewoka; one step-
daughter, Joyce Parker, Okla-
homa City; two brothers, Earl 
Dansby, Bossier City, La., and 
Jack Dansby, Norman; two sis-
ters, Vera Mae Burkhart, Strat-
ford, and Polly Burkhead, Nor-
man; 13 grandchildren; and 15 
great-grandchildren. 
Diane Simpson
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Diane Carter Simpson 
are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday 
at Macedonia Baptist Church in 
Wewoka.
Revs. Fred Morrison and 
Jimmy Moreland will officiate 
the services.
Burial will follow at Rest Ha-
ven Memorial Gardens in Semi-
nole under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Simpson died Sunday, Sept. 9, 
2001 at Midwest City Regional 
Hospital at the age of 44.
She was born to George 
Washington Conley II and 
Florene (Osborne) Carolina on 
Nov. 3, 1956 in Wewoka.
Simpson lived in Seminole for 
41 years, moving here from 
Wichita, Kan.
She was a certified Med Aide, 
certified CNA, and foot re-
flexologist.
Simpson was an ordained 
minister, Sunday school teacher, 
and head cook at New Lima 
Schools for 13 years.
She was a member of the 
Lords Community Church in 
Seminole.
Simpson was preceded in 
death by her mother.
She is survived by her father; 
her husband, J.C. Simpson, of the 
home; one son, Broc Carter, 
Shawnee; one daughter, Karla 
Carter, Oklahoma City; three 
brothers, Anthony Conley, Sr., 
Midwest City, George Conley III, 
Wichita, Kan., and Shane Austin, 
Stockton, Kan; three sisters, Dr. 
Vickie Carter, Seminole, Mary 
Andrews, Seminole, and Kristi 
Rittenhower, Wichita, Kan.; and 
two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Anthony Con-
ley Jr., Brian Harjo, Claude 
Thompson, Bruce Carter, Curtis 
Andrews and Johnny Andrews.
Honorary pallbearers were 
James Simpson, Hayword 
McGregor, Johnny Meeks, Jimmy 
Moreland, Zelvin Nichols and 
Marvin Nichols.
Simpson
William Pope
Graveside services for We-
woka resident William Ray Pope 
were held at 10 a.m. today at 
Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
Rev. Dan Factor officiated the 
services.
Pope died Saturday, Sept. 8, 
2001 at Holdenville General 
Hospital at the age of 71.
He was born to Noel and Judy 
(Sexton) Pope on Dec. 31, 1929 
in Quinton.
Pope was reared and educated 
in the Quinton area.
He entered the United States 
Navy in 1953, and was stationed 
in Washington.
After serving in the Korean 
War, Pope was discharged from 
the Navy and remained in the 
Washington area for a number of 
years, then moving to Wetumka 
and then Wewoka in 1996.
Pope was a resident of the 
Elmwood Nursing Home in We-
woka.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; five brothers, Paul 
Pope, Embery Pope, Alfred Pope, 
and Leroy Pope; and four sisters, 
Millie Anderson, Lizzie Janes, 
Sue Amos, and Frances Harrison.
Pope is survived by one sister, 
Mattie Starr, Wewoka.
Bessie Stark
Private family services are 
scheduled for Seminole resident 
Bessie Juanita Stark.
Stark died this morning at Pio-
neer Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 30, 1924  
in Howe to Thomas Musick.
She married Porter E. Stark 
Jan. 30, 1943 in Nevada.
Stark was a homemaker and 
moved to Seminole from Wash-
ington in 1973.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; one brother; and two 
sisters.
She is survived by her hus-
band, of the home; one son, Oscar 
Stark, Seminole; five grandchil-
dren; five great-grandchildren; 
and one sister, Margaret Manley, 
Oklahoma City.
James Holland
Graveside funeral services for 
former Seminole resident James 
Holland are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Friday at Little Cemetery under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Rev. Vern Sundberg will offi-
ciate.
Holland died Sunday at his 
home in Big Rapids, Mich.
He was born Nov. 6, 1956 in 
Hammand, Ind. to Billy Holland 
and Betty Jean Yadon.
Holland married Erica Robin-
son on Oct. 18, 1995 in Cof-
feyville, Kans.
He was a painter and served in 
the U.S. Army.
Holland was a member of the 
Church of Christ in Sedan, Kans.
He was preceded in death by 
one brother, Billy Holland; and 
one sister, Ulafaye Zimmer. 
He is survived by his parents, 
Betty and Art Yadon, Sedan, 
Kans., and Bill and Ruth Holland, 
Dover, Ark.; his wife, Erica Hol-
land, of the home; five sons, Ja-
cob and Isaiah Holland, of the 
home; Richard and Stephen Hol-
land, Lake Station, Ind., and 
Jeremiah Holland, Dardanelle, 
Ark.; two daughters, Jean Ann 
Burger, Big Rapids, Mich., and 
Rebecca Musgrove, Evansville, 
Ind.; five grandchildren; three 
brothers, Randy Holland, La-
Porte, Ind., Ronald Holland, Port-
age, Ind., and Tim Yadon, Inde-
pendence, Kans.; two sisters, 
Brenda Collins, Bakersfield, 
Calif., and Becky Holland, Cedar 
Vale, Kans.; four step-children, 
Brian Short, Sedan, Kans., Marie 
Kingman, Bicknell, Ind., Amy 
Wright, Portage, Ind., and Andrea 
Garcia, Mesa, Ariz.; and one 
step-brother, Shayne Anderegg, 
Shreveport, La. 
Holland
Connie Jo Brinsfield 
A memorial service for Semi-
nole resident Connie Jo Brinsfield 
is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Brinsfield died at her home in 
Seminole Sunday.
She was born Nov. 21, 1950 in 
Santa Claire, Calif.
She was a clerk at Willis 
Quick Stop.
Brinsfield was preceded in 
death by one son, Johnny Mack 
Brinsfield; her parents; and one 
brother, Bobby Godwin.
She is survived by two sons, 
Eric Brinsfield, Seminole, and 
Anthony Brinsfield, Lawton; one 
brother, James Godwin, Midwest 
City; and two sisters, Rosie God-
win, Utah, and Judy Godwin, 
Tamp, Fla.
Brinsfield
Judy Turner
Funeral services for We-
woka native Judy Sharon 
Turner are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Wednesday at Capital 
Heights Baptist Church in 
Holdenville.
Rev. Dennis Tate and Rev. 
Jim Crawford will officiate the 
services.
Interment will follow at 
Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, 
under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
Turner passed away Thurs-
day, Sept. 6, 2001 in Redlands, 
Calif., at the age of 55.
She was born to Clarence 
and Dana “Bradley” Morrison 
on Dec. 1, 1945 in Wewoka.
Turner was raised in the 
Wewoka area and attended 
school at Butner.
She later attended East 
Central University and attained 
a bachelor’s degree in teaching 
and education and later at-
tained a double master’s de-
gree.
Turner taught school in 
Broken Bow, Centrahoma, and 
Coalgate.
She had been active helping 
the Extension Homemakers 
with the Little Bears program.
Turner was a Sunday school 
teacher, mother, wife, and 
granny, who liked to sew, play 
piano, work with crafts, and 
play tennis and bingo.
She was preceded in death 
by her mother and father.
Turner is survived by her 
husband, Doil Turner, of the 
home; one daughter, Gina 
Thompson, Duncan; one son 
Tim Thompson, one daughter-
in-law, Cathy Thompson; two 
grandchildren, Jacob Thomp-
son and Ethan Thompson, all 
of Oklahoma City; one 
brother, Tom and wife Debbie 
Morrison, Muskogee; and nu-
merous other relatives.
Hazel Hubbard
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Hazel Mary Hubbard are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday 
at the chapel at First Baptist 
Church of Seminole.
Rev. Glen Pence will officiate 
and will be assisted by Dr. Kelvin 
Moseley.
Interment is scheduled to fol-
low at 2 p.m. at Tulsa Memorial 
Park under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Hubbard died Friday at her 
home in Seminole at the age of 
90.
She was born in Tulsa Feb. 11, 
1911 to George and Hazel Ward.
She married Trenton Omar 
Hubbard on Sept. 17, 1929 in 
Seminole.
Hubbard worked at Sylvania 
Electric for nine years as a tech-
nician and retired from Tinker Air 
Force Base after 13 years of 
service.
She was a member of Trinity 
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; two 
brothers, H.L. Hubbard and 
Morgan Ward; and two sisters, 
Maud Dupree and Cleo Gilmore.
Hubbard is survived by two 
sons, Jack Hubbard of Canyon 
Lake, Texas; and William “Bill” 
Hubbard of Seminole; and seven 
grandchildren.
Casket bearers will be lady 
friends of Hubbard.  Honorary 
bearers include Jill Hubbard and 
Bea Blum.

Hazel Hubbard

Funeral services for Seminole resident Hazel Mary Hubbard are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel at First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Rev. Glen Pence will officiate and will be assisted by Dr. Kelvin Moseley.

Interment is scheduled to follow at 2 p.m. at Tulsa Memorial Park under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hubbard died Friday at her home in Seminole at the age of 90.

She was born in Tulsa Feb. 11, 1911 to George and Hazel Ward.

She married Trenton Omar Hubbard on Sept. 17, 1929 in Seminole.

Hubbard worked at Sylvania Electric for nine years as a technician and retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 13 years of service.

She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, H.L. Hubbard and Morgan Ward; and two sisters, Maud Dupree and Cleo Gilmore.

Hubbard is survived by two sons, Jack Hubbard of Canyon Lake, Texas; and William "Bill" Hubbard of Seminole; and seven grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be lady friends of Hubbard. Honorary bearers include Jill Hubbard and Bea Blum.

Helen Shafer
Helen Marie Shafer, a We-
woka Nursing Center resident, 
died Thursday, at the age of 94.
She was born to Henry Albert 
and Pearl (Dickson) Sroufel on 
Nov. 18, 1906 in Tom Beam, 
Texas.
She was raised and educated in 
the Texas area.
Helen married Tom Shafer in 
Independent, Kans.
She was a member of the First 
Baptist Church in Wewoka where 
she taught Sunday School for 
over 20 years.
She is preceded in death by her 
parents; husband; one daughter, 
Mary Vinsant; three brothers; and 
two sisters.
She is survived by her 
granddaughter, Dorothy Wallace 
of Wichita, Kans.
Graveside services are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at 
Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka 
under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
Rev. Herb Prater will officiate 
the services.
Millda Peavler
Funeral services for former 
Maud school teacher Millda W. 
(Sachse) Whitley Peavler are 
scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 
a.m. at St. Mark’s United Meth-
odist Church in Maud.
Rev. Ellis Risenhoover and 
Rev. Gene Teel will officiate the 
service.
Burial will follow at Wanette 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Knight Funeral Home, Maud.
Peavler died Wednesday, Sept. 
5, 2001 at Shawnee Care Center 
at the age of 90.
She was born to William Sa-
chse and Rose Sachse in Shawnee 
on Feb. 19, 1911.
She married Coy Kenneth 
Peavler on July 19, 1947 in 
Gainsville, Texas.
She graduated from East Cen-
tral University , and also attended 
Oklahoma Baptist University.
Peavler was a school teacher 
retiring in the mid 1970’s, she 
taught school at Center Point, 
Moore, Milfay, Maud and El 
Paso, Texas.
She was a member of the 
Broadway United Methodist 
Church in Tecumseh, and St. 
Mark’s United Methodist Church 
in Maud.
Peavler was preceded in death 
by her parents; her first husband, 
John Lee Whitley; one daughter, 
Betty Jo Whitley; her second 
husband, Coy K. Peavler; and one 
grandson.
She is survived by one son, 
Robert Whitley, Pearson; four 
daughters, Ruth Banks, Irvin, 
Texas, Sally West, Houston, 
Texas, Sherry Hackett, Shawnee 
and Linda Drayton, Lake Charles, 
La.; 14 grandchildren and 12 
great-grandchildren.
Madeline Crouch
A private committal is planned 
for Wewoka Nursing Home resi-
dent Madeline AnnLou Crouch 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
Crouch died Sunday, Aug. 30, 
2001 at Holdenville General 
Hospital at the age of 95.
She was born to Bennett S. and 
Florence (Jackson) Bedford on 
April 4, 1906 in Paris, Texas.
Crouch was reared and edu-
cated in the Antlers area.
She also attended the Good-
land Indian Academy and the St. 
Joseph Hospital for Nursing.
She married Bob Crouch, and 
moved to Wewoka in the early 
1930’s.
Crouch worked for the 
Holdenville General Hospital 
retiring in 1970.
She was the director of nurses 
at the Wewoka Hospital until they 
built the new hospital.
Crouch then began working at 
a nursing home in Sulphur until 
retiring.
She was a member of the We-
woka Golf Association in the 
early 50’s, playing and winning 
numerous women’s golf tourna-
ments.
Crouch was a charter member 
of the Presbyterian Church of 
Wewoka.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband; two sisters; two 
brothers; and one stepson, Bob 
Lee Crouch.
Crouch is survived by one 
daughter, Jean Williams, Antlers; 
one-stepdaughter, Melba Wil-
liams, Belustes, Ark.; and numer-
ous grandchildren.
Betty Brown
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Betty Jane Brown are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
the Stout Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wewoka.
Rev. Dennis Eubanks will of-
ficiate the services.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
Brown died Thursday, Sept. 6, 
2001 at St. Anthony Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 76.
She was born to John P. and 
Altha Mae (Butler) Sircy on Sep. 
26, 1924 in Oil City.
Brown was educated at Justice 
and Wewoka schools.
She then made her home in 
South Gate, Calif. until 1947 
when she moved back to the 
Wewoka area.
She married Aurva Kee Brown 
on Sept. 10, 1940, in Las Vegas, 
Nev.
Brown was a member of  Di-
vine Living Waters Church in 
Holdenville.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband and her parents.
Brown is survived by three 
daughters, Vonda Coats, Crom-
well, Betty Foster and Sandra 
Davis; three sons, Aurve Brown, 
Joe Brown, and David Brown, all 
of Wewoka; one brother, John P. 
Sircy, Wewoka; and one sister, 
Louiese Riley, Las Vegas, Nev.; 
20 grandchildren and 15 great-
grandchildren.
Gene Carpenter
Gene Carpenter, a longtime 
resident of Seminole county, 
passed away in his home in 
Butner of Thursday, Sept. 6, 
2001. 
He was born in Cromwell to 
Ross M. and Hester A. Car-
penter on Oct. 25, 1919.
Gene was a rancher and 
Wewoka businessman for over 
50 years.
During World War II, he 
was a Staff Sergeant with the 
United States Army in the Pa-
cific Theater and was assigned 
to the 305 Fighter Control 
Squadron.
Gene served the Sam and 
Butner School districts as a 
school board member for 25 
years.
He married Goldie K. Es-
linger on June 17, 61 years 
ago.
She survives him of the 
home.
Other survivors include two 
sons, Dennis Carpenter of 
Oklahoma City and Paul Car-
penter of Cromwell; one 
daughter, Carolyn Thomas of 
Ada; three sisters, Juanita 
Main of McFarland, Calif., 
Rubene Clem of Mercede, 
Calif., and Neva June Weed-
man of Phoenix, Ariz.; two 
brothers, Curtis Carpenter, 
Colingo, Calif., and James 
Carpenter, McAlester; six 
grandchildren, Jill Carpenter, 
Chris Akkola, Clint Carpenter, 
Jeremy Carpenter and Ross 
and Andrea Thomas; and two 
great-grandchildren, Courtney 
and Cody.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Saturday, 
September 8, 2001 at the Stout 
Funeral Home Chapel in We-
woka.  
Rev. Larry Chesser will of-
ficiate the services.
Interment is scheduled to 
follow at Butner Cemetery in 
Butner under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home of We-
woka. 
Edgar ‘Sonny’ Tucker
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Edgar 
“Sonny” Tucker were scheduled 
for 10 a.m. this morning at the 
Pine Ridge Baptist Church in 
Sour Lake, Texas.
A graveside service is sched-
uled for noon Saturday at El Reno 
Cemetery in El Reno.
Tucker died Tuesday at Me-
morial Hermann Baptist Hospital 
in Beaumont, Texas.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, 
Barbara Tucker, Sour Lake; two 
sons, Mike Tucker and Matthew 
Tucker, both of Sour Lake; one 
brother, Milburn Tucker, Broken 
Bow; one sister, Imogene Replo-
gle, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; and four 
grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may 
be made to Pine Ridge Baptist 
Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 
568, Sour Lake, Texas, 77659. 
Willa Mae Johnson
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Willa Mae Johnson are 
scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. 
at Pickard Chapel, Konawa.
Burial will follow at Konawa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home.
Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate 
the service.
Johnson died Monday, Sept. 3, 
2001 at the age of 97.
She was born to Sara Belle and 
Frank Oliver Baggett on July 23, 
1904 in Konawa.
She married Ray Allen John-
son on March 6, 1921 in Konawa.
Johnson was a licensed practi-
cal nurse who lived in the Ko-
nawa area most of her life.
She was a member of the Ko-
nawa Methodist Church, and was 
also a member of the Rebekah 
Lodge.
Johnson was preceded in death 
by her husband; and two brothers.
She is survived by two sons, 
Ray A. Johnson, Jr., Hastings, 
Fla., and Larry Johnson, Konawa; 
two daughters, Mildred Owen, 
Midwest City, and Modena Ba-
lay, Ada; 13 grandchildren; and 
numerous great-grandchildren 
and great-great-grandchildren.
James Massey
Graveside services for Maud 
resident James “Jim” G. Massey 
are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday 
at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, 
under the direction of Knight Fu-
neral Home.
Rev. Mike McCaulley will of-
ficiate the service.
Massey died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 
2001 at his home in Maud at the 
age of 62.
He was born to Frank Massey 
and Edna (Brown) Massey in 
Garrison, W.Va., on July 22, 
1939.
Massey married Betty Joy 
Rumery on Sept. 22, 1973 in 
Mansfield, Ohio.
He moved to Maud from 
Mansfield, Ohio in 1999, where 
worked as a purchasing agent for 
Lake Park Industries.
Massey was a member of the 
St. Mark’s Methodist Church in 
Maud, and was a 32nd Degree 
Master Mason of the Masonic 
Lodge #106.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and four brothers.
Massey is survived by his 
wife, Betty, of the home; two 
sons, Mike Haas, Cripple Creek, 
Colo., and Steve Haas, 
Brookville, Wis.; four daughters, 
Yonna Dolan, Wanette, Kim 
Molsbee, Shawnee, Kecia Fergur-
son, Choctaw, and Sabra Harvey, 
Mansfield, Ohio; three brothers, 
Darrell Massey, Mansfield, Ohio,  
and Bob Massey and Johnny 
Massey both of Eastbank, W.Va.; 
one sister, Anne Bachelor, On-
tario, Canada; 13 grandchildren 
and three great-grandchildren.
Lucille Nickeson
Funeral services for Cromwell 
native Lucille Nickeson were 
held Saturday at the Turpin 
United Methodist Church in 
Turpin.
Rev. Stanley Lehnert and Judy 
Barnes officiated the service.
Interment followed at Liberal 
Cemetery, Liberal, Kan., under 
the direction of Miller Mortuary.
Nickeson died Thursday, Aug. 
30, 2001 at the Liberal Good Sa-
maritan Center at the age of 78.
She was born to Carson W. 
and Ada P. Parker Moses in 
Cromwell on May 23, 1923.
Nickeson graduated from the 
Varimin High School in 1942 and 
had worked in the shipyards in 
Richmond, Calif., during World 
War II.
She moved to Turpin in 1946 
and worked for the Duerson 
Brothers insurance company for 
10 years.
She married James T. Nick-
eson on June 1, 1946 in 
Bakersfield, Calif.
Nickeson was a member of the 
Turpin United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band, James, of the home; one 
daughter, Jane Headrick, Turpin; 
and three grandchildren.
Wanda Fox
Funeral services for Wewoka 
Native Wanda A. Fox are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the 
Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel in 
Bethany.
Interment will follow at 
Chapel Hill cemetery under the 
direction of Bill Merritt Funeral 
Home, Bethany.
Fox died Monday, July 27, 
2001 after a long illness.
She was born to Leigh Edd and 
Irene Allred on Jan. 26, 1924 in 
Wewoka.
The family moved to Okla-
homa City where Fox attended 
Linwood, Taft, Classen and Put-
nam City Schools.
Fox married Leo E. Fox on 
Nov. 8, 1944 and after World 
War II, they resided in Houston, 
before returning to Oklahoma 
City where they made their per-
manent home.
She was a homemaker until 
1964 when she began her career 
as a social worker for the De-
partment of Human Services.
Fox was a lifelong member of 
the Portland Avenue Baptist 
Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband; her parents; and one 
brother, Edward L. Allred.
Fox is survived by one son, 
Daniel E. Fox; one daughter, 
Kristi I. Fox; four grandchildren; 
and three great-grandchildren.
Marion Crews
Graveside services for former 
longtime Seminole County resi-
dent Marion Ralph Crews were 
held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at 
Pleasant Grove cemetery near 
Carney, under the direction of 
Park Brothers Funeral Home, 
Chandler.
The Rev. Ronald Crews offici-
ated the service.
Crews died Monday, Aug. 29, 
2001 after an extended illness.
He was born to Isaac and 
Adela Crews on Oct. 26, 1919 in 
Golden.
Crews was a Bowlegs High 
School graduate.
He was a veteran of World 
War II, having served in the 
Coast Guard.
Crews was preceded in death 
by his parents; and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife, 
Velma Gentry Crews, of the 
home; three sons, Rev. Ronald 
Crews, Morris, Steven Crews, 
Oklahoma City, and Gary Crews, 
Chandler; two sisters, Bernice 
Dawson, Richmond, Va., and 
Vera Eubanks, Paragould, Ark.; 
six grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren.
William Casto
A former photographer for The 
Seminole Producer William J. 
“Bill” Casto, died Thursday af-
ternoon Aug. 23, 2001 at the St. 
Joseph Regional Medical Center.
A Requieum Eucharist was 
held Saturday at Grace Episcopal 
Church, with the Rev. Kenneth 
Armstrong, rector, presiding, as-
sisted by Rev. Steven Mallory, 
deacon.
Burial followed in the Odd 
Fellows Cemetery under the di-
rection of the Trout Funeral 
Home.
Born Sept. 3, 1925 in Tulsa, he 
was the son of Charles Franklin 
and Gula Cleo Edwards Casto.
His first home was at Three 
Sands and during the first 10 
years of his life he lived in sev-
eral of the oil boom towns in the 
area.
Casto graduated from Wolf 
High School in 1943.
He joined the U.S. Navy in the 
fall of 1943 and served in the Pa-
cific Theatre as a radar operator 
and later as a photographer.
After his discharge he was a 
freelance photographer doing 
aerial mapping and worked in 
studios until being employed as a 
reporter and photographer for The 
Seminole Producer.
He worked for the Ponca City 
News for more than 20 years in a 
similar position.
Casto also did freelance work 
with photography and was pub-
lished in area, regional and inter-
national publications. 
He was also employed by 
Conoco for a period of time.
Casto and the former Evelyn J. 
Renick were married Sept. 24, 
1971.
He was active in the Seminole 
area Civil Air patrol as a pilot and 
had served as head of the Semi-
nole Disaster Unit.
Casto is survived by his wife, 
Evelyn, of the home; two sons, 
Joe D. Buck, Terre Haute, Ind., 
and Larry E. Buck, Ponca City.
Willis Curlee
Graveside services for Semi-
nole resident Willis Harold “Bud” 
Curlee are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Tuesday at Little Cemetery under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate the service.
Curlee died Thursday, Aug. 
23, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 77.
He was born to Gus Curlee and 
Grace (Massey) Curlee on Feb. 
25, 1924 in Centrahoma.
Curlee grew up in Lane, and 
moved to Seminole 26 years ago 
from California.
He was retired from Buford 
White Lumber Company in 
Shawnee.
Curlee was a veteran of World 
War II, serving as a Gunner’s 
Mate Second Class in the U.S. 
Navy.
Curlee was preceded in death 
by his parents; one brother, Bill 
Curlee; and one sister, Ina 
Conover.
He is survived by two sons, 
Gene Curlee, Annapolis, Calif., 
and Steven Curlee, Ben Lomond, 
Calif; two daughters, Linda 
Hauso, Portola, Calif., and 
Glenda Twaddle, Branson, Mo; 
three sisters, Irene, Sarah, and 
Pauline; four grandchildren; and 
four great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Johnson
Funeral services for former 
Wewoka resident Elizabeth John-
son are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. 
Monday at the Stout Funeral 
Home Chapel in Wewoka.
Rev. Robert Kernell, Rev. Sam 
Horse, and Rev. Kelly Tiger will 
officiate the service.
Interment will follow at the 
family homeplace, the Henry F. 
Johnson cemetery, under the di-
rection of Stout Funeral Home.
Johnson died Thursday, Aug. 
23, 2001 at the Ranchwood 
Nursing Home in Yukon at the 
age of 87.
She was born to Steve and 
Ahia Beeson on May 8, 1914 in 
Second Mesa, Ariz.
Johnson was reared in the 
Sunlight Mission Baptist Church 
and later moved to Wewoka in 
1938.
She married Henry Frank 
Johnson on Nov. 6, 1938.
Johnson was a member of the 
Hilltop Presbyterian Church in 
Wewoka.
She taught Sunday school for 
the youth and the adult groups for 
many years, and served as dea-
con, and was also a member of 
the Women’s Society.
Johnson was preceded in death 
by her parents; her husband; two 
sons, Vern Johnson and Donnie 
Johnson; four brothers, David, 
Hugh, Paul, and Clarence Bee-
son; and one sister Margaret 
Campbell.
She is survived by three 
daughters, Verbena McMath, 
Rapid City, S.D., Margaret Levi, 
Yukon, and Diana Hallock, 
Shawnee; seven grandchildren; 
and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are J.R. Colbert, 
James Charley, Shawn McMath, 
David Hallock, and Richard 
Campbell.
Lola Davidson
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Lola Davidson are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
the Hilltop Assembly of God 
Church in Earlsboro.
Pastor Dwayne Bobbitt offici-
ated the service.
Burial will follow at Resthaven 
Cemetery.
Davidson died Thursday, Aug. 
23, 2001 in Seminole.
She was born to Ola and 
Please Lindsay on July 20, 1916 
in Seminole.
Davidson was raised on a farm 
in Earlsboro where she rode a 
horse to school.
Davidson married Clinton Da-
vidson and then moved to Semi-
nole where they lived the rest of 
their lives except for a brief pe-
riod in New Mexico.
Davidson was preceded in 
death by her parents; her hus-
band; her sisters, Loretta Rowell, 
Marie Shepherd, Ann Rodriguez 
and Pearl Sikes; her brothers, 
Please Jr., Buddy and Troy Lind-
say; and two infant granddaugh-
ters, Laurie Davidson and Bev-
erly Gonzales.
Davidson is survived by her 
children, Darryl and Lillie David-
son, Carolyn and Pete Tenorio, 
Doyle and Reta Davidson, Larry 
and Lee Davidson, Ronnie and 
Linda Davidson, and Sandra and 
Joe Houck; four sisters, Rose-
mary Lovett, Dora Rowell, 
Lillian Newby and Carol Dun-
ham; 21 granddchildren; 25 great-
granddchildren; and two great-
great-grandaughters.
Pallbearers are Davidson’s 
grandsons, Tommy Davidson, 
Jose Gonzales, Gary Davidson, 
Ronald Davidson, Ronnie Keith 
Davidson, and Kevin Davidson.
Elizabeth Johnson
Former Wewoka resident 
Elizabeth Johnson died Thursday 
at the Ranchwood Nursing Center 
in Yukon at the age of 87.
Wake services are scheduled to 
be held Saturday at 6:30 p.m.  
Saturday at Stout Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 2 
p.m. Monday also at Stout Fu-
neral Home Chapel.
Revs. Robert Kernall, Sam 
Horse and Kelly Tiger will offici-
ate the services.
Interment will be at the family 
home south of Wewoka.
More information will be 
available at a later date.
Chad Angel
Funeral services for 2001 
Bowlegs graduate Chad Rus-
sell Angel are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Saturday at the Bowlegs 
High School Gym.
Brother Rick Hudson and 
Rev. Jason Yarbrough will of-
ficiate.
Burial will follow at Lone 
Dove Cemetery under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Chad died Thursday at 
Stroud Hospital at the age of 
18 following a traffic accident.
He was born Aug. 17, 1983 
in Wewoka to Randy Heard 
and Shanah (Williams) Angel.
He worked for Tri-State 
Electrical Contractors.
Chad graduated from Bow-
legs in May of this year where 
he lettered in football, basket-
ball, and baseball for four 
years.
He was team captain of the 
basketball team in 2000 and 
2001 
His basketball teams were 
District Champions in 1999, 
Bowlegs Invitational Champi-
ons in 1999, and Little River 
Consolation Champions in 
1999.
Chad was also captain of 
the football team in 1999 and 
200.
He was named All District 
in football in 2000 and his 
team was the Little River Con-
ference Champions.
He was team captain of the 
baseball team in 1999, 2000, 
and 2001.
Chad was named to the Lit-
tle River Conference All Star 
Team in 2001 and his team 
placed third in the Paden 
Tournament in 1999 and was 
runner-up in the Bison Classic, 
also in 1999.
Academically, he partici-
pated in advanced placement 
courses.
Chad is survived by his par-
ents, of Wolf; grandparents, 
Melva Heard, Konawa, and 
Carol and Walker Kirk, Mena, 
Ariz.; two sisters, Christal An-
gel, and Amy and Bud Moore, 
all of Wolf; and one niece, 
Lani Angel, Wolf.
Casket bearers will be 
Aaron Coker, Nick Baker, 
Austin Mathews, Justin Smith, 
Phillip Harrison, Dusty Darr 
and Justin Bowden, all of 
whom graduated with Chad.
Angel
George Dancer
Funeral services for George 
Dancer, 84, are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at 
the Stout Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wewoka.
Brother Reginald O. Foster 
will officiate the service.
Burial will follow at West-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
George died Sunday, Aug. 19, 
2001 at the Pioneer Nursing 
Home in Seminole.
George was born Feb. 5, 1917 
in Little River-Ashdown, Ark., to 
Antee Asberry and Horace 
Dancer.
He moved to Wewoka at the 
age of 12.
He attended school at Johnson, 
north of Wewoka.  George at-
tended Christian meetings at the 
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Wit-
nesses in Wewoka for many 
years.
George was a disabled veteran.  
He was inducted into the United 
States Army on Jan. 11, 1941 at 
Fort Sill and received an honor-
able discharge from Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas, on Aug. 3, 1946.
He served with the 349th Field 
Artillery Battalion and fought in 
Ardennes, Rhineland and Central 
Europe.
George was decorated with the 
American Defense Service Rib-
bon; the American Theater Cam-
paign Ribbon; EAME Theater 
Campaign Ribbon, three bronze 
stars, good conduct medal, vic-
tory ribbon, one service stripe and 
two overseas service bars.
He retired in 1982 from T.H. 
Roger Lumber Company after 30 
years of dedicated service.
George is preceded in death by 
his father and mother; cousins, 
Bob Lee, Fannie Lee, Lucille 
(Beaver) Hardin, Ruby Parker, 
and Roger Bruner; and one uncle, 
Charlie Asbury.
He is survived by one stepsis-
ter, Kathryn (Jones) Dennis, 
cousins Beatrice M. Osborne and 
husband Marvin, Betty Jean Dor-
sett, Lucille Branch, Charles Cleo 
Rogers and wife Sylvia, and 
Dorothy Washington of Wewoka; 
Alma Marie Jones, Joe L. Parker, 
Jake Pierson, Oklahoma City; and 
June Bell Hardin, Washington, 
D.C.
He leaves Alexandria McGee 
and Lucille Branch of the home.
George will be missed by 
family, friends, and all who knew 
him, always.
Dancer
Melvin ‘E.M.’ Long
Funeral services for Sasakwa 
resident Everett Melvin Long are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at 
the Stout Funeral Home Chapel in 
Wewoka.
Wesley Martin will officiate 
the services.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
Long died Sunday at the age of 
82.
He was born June 18, 1929 in 
Jay to Pete and Bertha Long.
In 1935, he and his parents 
made their home in Sasakwa 
where he remained until his 
death.
Long married Ima Reich on 
April 8, 1950.
He owned and operated E.M. 
Trucking of Sasakwa.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and one grandson.
Long is survived by his wife, 
of the home; three daughters, 
Darline Wyrick, Holdenville, 
Nancy Dority, Tulsa, and Jeannie 
Long, Seminole; one son, Rickey 
Long, Cherokee, Kans.; one 
brother, Jim Long, Edmond; 10 
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tim Brady, 
Bill Brady, Don Powell, Ace 
Neill, Charles Sisco, and James 
Landreth.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
Warnie Brady, Kenneth Brewster, 
Don Bryant, Millard Reich, Ivan 
Reich, Jack Reich, Sherman 
Reich, Lawrence Reich, Jerry 
Reich, Larry Reich, and Lester 
Reich.
Betty Jean Dorrough
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Betty Jean Dorrough are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow 
at Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Rev. Harold Turner will offici-
ate.
Burial will follow at Resurrec-
tion Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Dorrough died Tuesday at 
Seminole Medical Center at the 
age of 75.
She was born Jan. 12, 1926 in 
Indiana to Alonzo and Ruth 
Duckworth.
She married Clifton Eugene 
White in 1949.
Dorrough moved to Oklahoma 
in 1960 and married Jacob Dur-
rough in 1972.
She was a nurse’s aid at Eve-
ning Star Nursing Home in Okla-
homa City and Pioneer Nursing 
Home.
She was also a cook at Wolf 
School and then Wilson School 
before she retired in 1978.
Dorrough was a member of the 
Pentecostal Holiness faith.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; one daughter, Sue 
Ann White; and one sister, Flor-
ence Malott.
She is survived by three sons, 
Mike White, Bowlegs, Wilbur 
White, Wolf, and Jake Dorrough, 
Wolf; three daughters, Mary 
Elliott, Weatherford, Ellen 
McBroom, Asher, and Betty 
White, Asher; three brothers, 
John Duckworth, Indiana, Elmer 
Duckworth, Florida, and Robert 
Duckworth, Indiana; two sisters, 
Dorothy Howe and Clara Rogers, 
both of Indiana; 17 grandchildren 
and four great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers will be Buddy 
Gore, Richard Kilgore, Mike 
Worley, Mitch Worley, Star 
Veach and Tommy Monks.
Honorary bearers will be 
Bobby Hasbell and Dwain Pitts.
Alvin Minor
Funeral services for Alvin 
Carlton “Buddy” Minor, brother 
of Wewoka resident Tony Minor, 
were held at 10 a.m. on Monday 
at the Criswell Funeral Home 
Chapel in Ada.
Burial followed at Rosedale 
Cemetery, Ada, under the direc-
tion of Criswell Funeral Home.
Minor died Thursday Aug. 16, 
2001 at the age of 61.
He was born to Alvin T. Minor 
and Vela (Sliger) Minor on 
March 31, 1940 in Frisco.
Minor taught at Butner School 
in Cromwell from 1963-1968,  
was principal at Carney school in 
Carney from 1968-1969,  was 
principal of Kingston High 
School from 1969-1976, and su-
perintendent at Roff school from 
1976-1991.
Minor is survived by his wife, 
Lynn Brantley Minor, of the 
home; two daughters, Cindy Mi-
nor, Arlington, Texas, and 
Christy L. Minor Clark, Lawton; 
two sisters, Reba Daniel and Bar-
bara Langley, both of Stonewall; 
one brother, Tony Minor, We-
woka; and one grandson.
Reat Morris Jr.
SKIATOOK ?? Funeral 
services for Dr. Reat Everett 
Morris, Jr. were scheduled to be 
held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 
Osage Gardens Cemetery with 
Rev. M.E. Jr. Anthony of the 
Avant House of prayer officiat-
ing.  
Interment followed in the Os-
age Gardens Cemetery under the 
direction of the Sien-Shelton Fu-
neral Home.
Morris died Saturday in the 
Maple Wood Care Center in 
Tulsa.
He was born May 17, 1928 in 
Shawnee to Reat Everett Morris, 
Sr. and Edna May Conwell.  
He graduated from Grain Val-
ley.
Morris married Virginia Ruth 
McGlaughlin in Miami and they 
made their home in Missouri and 
Seminole.
He entered the United States 
Marine Corps in 1941 and re-
ceived his honorable discharge in 
1950.
He served in World War II and 
the Korean War.
Morris attended and taught at 
Cleveland Chiropractic School 
and opened his own practice in 
1957.
He retired from his practice in 
1997.
He was a member of several 
professional clubs in Missouri 
and Oklahoma.
Morris was preceded in death 
by his parents and a half-brother.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; one son, Ray Morris, 
Tulsa; and five grandchildren.
Honorary casket escorts for the 
service were Mary Jo Eldridge, 
Alta Rudluff, Jean Ervin, Sandra 
Pointer, Betty Hansen, Darlene 
Whitfield and Lena Holland.
George Dancer
Funeral services for George 
Dancer at scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Stout Funeral Home 
Chapel in Wewoka.  
Interment will follow at West-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home in 
Wewoka.
A full obituary will follow at a 
later date when information is 
made available to the funeral 
home.
Alleese Lydic
Alleese Lydic, a longtime 
resident of Cromwell, passed 
away at the Pioneer Nursing 
Home on Aug. 17, 2001 at the 
age of 76.
Alleese was born July 1, 
1925 to Frank O. and Tina 
(Durham) Ritchie in Norman.
She was raised in the Lime-
stone area and attended Lime-
stone School.
In 1940 she married Luther 
Smith, who preceded her in 
death in 1976.
On July 2, 1966 she married 
Robert Lydic in Las Vegas, 
Nev.
Robert preceded her in 
death in 1990.
She was also preceded in 
death by her parents, Frank 
and Tina Ritchie; one brother; 
Cecil Ritchie; four sisters, 
Junice Shertz, Jean Nichols, 
Pauline Black, and Mary Fran-
cis O’Kelly; and two great-
grandsons, Jerid Sheffield and 
Baby Boy Wieck.
Alleese is survived by two 
daughters, June Yahola of 
Cromwell and Joan Roza, San 
Luis Obispo, Calif.; one 
brother, Mark Ritchie, Mo.; 
four sisters, Leona Nelson, 
Wyo., Helen Nichols and 
Naomi Silva, Calif., and 
Margie Dodge, Ore.
She is also survived by four 
grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren and a host of 
nieces, nephews and other 
friends and relatives.
Pallbearers for Alleese will 
be her grandsons, Robert and 
Kevin Wieck and Monty Rosa 
and great-grandson Joshua 
Sheffield.  Robert Newman 
and Larry Koons will also be 
pallbearers.
Alleese enjoyed her Sunday 
School class so much at the 
Cromwell First Baptist Church 
where she was a member for 
over 14 years.
Until the last few years she 
was an extremely busy lady 
who loved to fish and hunt.
She also enjoyed making 
quilts for grandchildren and 
crocheting for her home and 
loved ones.
She was one very special 
and sassy lady.  Her quick wit 
and ready smile will be sorely 
missed.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at 
the Cromwell First Baptist 
Church and will be officiated 
by Brother Jack DeWitt.
Interment will follow at the 
Oakwood Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral 
Home of Wewoka.
Lydic
Bonnie Graham
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Bonnie May Graham 
were schedule for 2 p.m. today at 
Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in 
Konawa.
Richard Winters officiated.
Burial followed at Konawa 
Cemetery.
Graham died Sunday at Bal-
lard Nursing Home in Ada at the 
age of 74.
She was born July 18, 1927 in 
Blanchard to W.M. and Emma 
Mae Buchannan.
She married Gilbert Graham in 
Oklahoma City on Nov. 24, 1948.
Graham was retired from the 
Sunshine Biscuit Company.
She spent most of her life in 
Kansas and moved to Konawa in 
1981.
She was a member of the 
Nazarene Church in Konawa.
Graham is survived by one 
son, Gordon Lee Graham, Kansas 
City, Kans.; three brothers, Floyd 
Buchannan, Konawa, Ernest Bu-
channan, Bowlegs, and B.W. Bu-
channan, Bowlegs; one sister, 
Ethel Mar Lambright, Centerville, 
Texas; eight grandchildren and 
two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Skip Lam-
bright, Randy Lester, Kenny 
Woods, Denver Merrell, Bob 
Sanders, Gordon Graham.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
Ed Cole and Ben Reeves. 
Ellis Aldridge
Ellis Delbert Aldridge was 
born on Jan. 13, 1915 to Jobe 
and Ollie (Cartwright) Al-
dridge in Clebourne County, 
Ark.
He passed away on Aug. 19, 
2001 in Seminole.
Ellis was preceded in death 
by his parents; son, Gilbert Al-
dridge; a grandson, Keith Al-
dridge and two brothers, Ver-
nard and Tom Aldridge.
Ellis attended schools in 
Nuyaka, Cromwell, Mt. View 
and Varnum.
He graduated from Mt. 
View High School at the age 
of 16.
In order to continue playing 
basketball, he enrolled and re-
ceived a second high school 
diploma from Varnum High 
School.
He was awarded an athletic 
scholarship to East Central 
State College but instead ac-
cepted a job with Sinclair Oil 
Company in order to play on 
their baseball team.
He was also an amateur 
boxer with the Golden Gloves.
He met and married Car-
maleta Payne in Seminole.  
Their union lasted over 62 
years.
They had five sons.
They moved to the Wolf 
area when their boys were 
young and he began working 
in the oilfield in and around 
Seminole County where he 
worked for 35 years before re-
tiring from Mapco Production 
Company.
Ellis continued to play bas-
ketball and baseball on inde-
pendent teams.  
He also was a member of a 
bowling league, bringing home 
several trophies.
His hobbies included fish-
ing, hunting and raising cattle, 
but his greatest delight was 
going fishing and camping 
with his children and their 
families at Lake Texoma.
He was always involved in 
the children’s school activities.  
He especially loved attending 
sports events that his sons and 
grandchildren participated in.
He was their greatest 
booster.
After Ellis’s son Gray 
started coaching basketball, he 
drove many miles to cheer his 
teams on.
He also served on the Wolf 
School Board for 10 years and 
was an assistant Boy Scout 
leader.
Ellis was an outstanding 
and loving husband, father, 
grandfather and great-
grandfather.
He delighted his beloved 
grandchildren with his wit and 
humorous stories.
His many friends and rela-
tives were amazed at his great 
sense of humor and infinite 
wisdom.
He set a wonderful example 
for his children and their fami-
lies.
Ellis is survived by his lov-
ing wife, Carmaleta; four sons, 
Delbert Aldridge of Seminole, 
Toby Aldridge of Seminole, 
Gary Aldridge of Cushing and 
Jay Aldridge of Seminole; two 
daughters-in-law, Barbara and 
Carol Aldridge; 10 grandchil-
dren, Donna Giles, Debbie Lu-
cas and husband Danny, Mike 
Aldridge, Toni Wittmann, 
Vicki Peters, Jimmy Aldridge 
and wife Anita, Sheri Roberts 
and husband Kyle, Julie Head 
and husband Jeremy, Traci Al-
dridge and Kerry Aldridge; 13 
great-grandchildren, Derek and 
Cady Lucas, Kylee Aldridge, 
Cody and Joseph Wittmann, 
Jordon and Bronson Peters, 
Keith Aldridge, Rocky Al-
dridge, Braden Roberts, De-
laney Head, Amber Aldridge 
and Tristan Aldridge; a sister 
and brother-in-law, Ena and 
Bob Birdsong; four nieces and 
three nephews.
Ellis will be remembered 
for his family leadership, his 
fun-loving personality and his 
unselfish, giving heart.
He will be greatly missed 
and never forgotten.
His family would like to 
thank “his wonderful girls” at 
Pioneer Nursing Home, all 
those at Seminole Estates, his 
physician and longtime friend, 
Dr. Brendan O’Keefe, Dr. 
Feuerborn, Heather McPher-
son, Dr. Tony Haddad, the 
Seminole Medical Center Staff 
and the wonderful ladies from 
the Hospice Center who made 
his transition to another life 
more comfortable.
Funeral services will be 
held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 
2001 at 10 a.m. at Swearingen 
Funeral Home Chapel.
Rev. Cal Hunter and Rev. 
David Karges will officiate.
Interment will follow at 
Wolf Cemetery.
Casket bearers are Zane 
Bowman, Jim Ryder, Darrell 
Adams Dick Ledbetter, Cliff 
Ruminer and Stan Kiker.
Services are under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.

Aldridge
Sasakwa Graduate   
Dies in Car Crash
A Sasakwa alum died Thurs-
day night in an automobile acci-
dent involving a school bus.
Linda Gay Van Tassel, 40, of 
Asher died at the scene.
The accident occurred when 
Van Tassel was apparently driv-
ing northbound in the southbound 
lanes of U.S. 377, when her Geo 
Metro struck  a Wayne School 
bus head-on.
Funeral services for Van Tas-
sel are scheduled for 2 p.m. Mon-
day at the Sasakwa High School 
gymnasium.
Wesley Martin will officiate 
the service.
Van Tassel was born on Aug. 
19, 1960 in Ada to Wanda and 
Bob Biggs.
She was a registered LPN for 
Pioneer Nursing Home in 
Shawnee.
Van Tassel is preceded in 
death by her sister Glenda Fay in 
Sept. 1960.
She is survived by two sons, 
Jessie James Robert Van Tassel 
and Joshua Andrew Van Tassel; 
and her companion Johnny 
Lewis, all of the home; her par-
ents; two sisters, Terri Anne and 
Paula Thomas, both of Oklahoma 
City.
Pallbearers are Randy Sanders, 
Robert Griffith, Mike Winters, 
Eddie Watkins, Tommy Lewis, 
and Charlie Hill.
Honorary pallbearers are Larry 
Simmons, Darrell Roberts, and 
Donnie Sneed.
Van Tassel
Jack Butler
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Jack Butler are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. today at Gaskill-Owens 
Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Mark Miller will offici-
ate.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Gaskill-Owens Funeral Home.
Butler died Thursday at 
Shawnee Regional Hospital.
He was born Sept. 16, 1936 in 
Seminole to Earl and Mandy 
Butler.
He attended Seminole Schools 
and joined the U.S. Army in 
1952.
During his military service, he 
was stationed in Japan and fought 
in the Korean War.
He was an Airborne Ranger 
with the 101st Airborne Division 
and was with the military police 
as a CID.
Before he was honorably dis-
charged in 1956, he had reached 
the rank of sergeant.
Butler was active in the Coali-
tion against Capital Punishment 
and the Committee Against Pris-
oner Exploitation.
After his military career, he 
was a truck driver and diesel me-
chanic.
He married Lois McKee Dec. 
8, 1956 in Woodland, Calif.
The couple lived in Shawnee 
since in 1976.
Butler was preceded in death 
by his parents and one brother, 
David Lee Butler.
Survivors include his wife, 
Lois, of the home; two daughters, 
Jacolyn Marie and Cynthia But-
ler, both of Shawnee; one son, 
Ricky Butler, Shawnee; one 
brother, J.D. Butler, Prague; three 
sisters, Noma Vest, Prague, 
Georgia McKee, Coeur d’Alene, 
Id., and Leona Cardin, Benson, 
Ariz.; 10 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may 
be made to the Jack Butler Can-
cer Fund, First National Bank, 
130 E. MacArthur, Shawnee, OK, 
74804.
Carrie Huse
Graveside services for the wife 
of a former Wewoka resident, 
Carrie Huse were held Friday at 1 
p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, We-
woka, under the direction of 
Hanner Funeral Service, Atlanta, 
Texas.
Rev. Henry Bell officiated the 
service.
Huse died Wednesday, Aug. 
15 in Atlanta, Texas at the age of 
97.
She was born on Aug. 19, 
1903 in Williamson County, 
Texas.
Huse is preceded in death by 
her husband, Dan A. Huse; and 
one daughter, Danna L. Huse.
She is survived by two nieces, 
Eva Mae Patterson, Atlanta, 
Texas and Helen Harvey, Conroe, 
Texas; one nephew, Ed Stacy, La 
Jolla, Calif.; and one sister-in-
law, Fanny Miller, Vivian, La.
Charles Cass
Graveside services for Maud 
resident Charles Bennett Cass are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on 
Monday at Resthaven Memorial 
Gardens in Seminole under the 
direction of Knight Funeral 
Home, Maud.
Rev. Gene Teel will officiate 
the service.
Cass died Thursday, Aug. 16, 
2001 at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 81.
He was born to Charles Tho-
mas Cass and Florence (Bennett) 
Cass on May 9, 1920  in Spring-
field, Ill.
Cass married Bette Lowe on 
June 9, 1952 in Tulsa.
He moved to Maud in 1952, 
and worked for OG&E until his 
retirement in 1982 after 30 years 
of service.
Cass was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army, serving with the Fourth 
infantry in Europe during World 
War II.
He was a member of the St. 
Mark’s United Methodist Church 
in Maud.
Cass is preceded in death by 
his parents.
He is survived by his wife, 
Betty, of the home; one son, Ben 
Cass, Maud; and one sister, Mary 
Rebman, Irving, Texas.
Marjory Howard
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Marjory Howard are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday  at 
Little River Mission in Seminole.
Revs. Larry Harrison and 
Danny Faulkner will officiate.
Wake services were scheduled 
for this evening at Little River 
Mission.
Burial will follow at the How-
ard family cemetery at Little 
River under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Howard died Wednesday at 
Norman Regional Hospital at the 
age of 50.
She was born Oct. 14, 1950, in 
Seminole to Redmond and Kizzie 
Wolf.
She married Jim Howard in 
Seminole on Feb. 14, 1994.
Howard worked in house-
keeping at Seminole Medical 
Center.
She was a member of Little 
River Mission in Seminole.
She was preceded in death by 
her mother; one brother, Eric 
Wolf; and one son, Scott Grisso.
Howard is survived by one 
son, Jerrid Grisso, Tulsa; one 
daughter, Stacy Myers, Tulsa; 
one grandchild; three sisters, 
Charlotte Wolf, Arlington, Texas, 
Karen Wolf, Oklahoma City, and  
Misselda Wolf, Wewoka; and 
four brothers, Curtis and Jonathan 
Wolf, both of Seminole, 
Redmond Wolf, Tecumseh, and 
Roger Wolf, San Mareno, Calif.
Casket bearers will be Larry 
England, Rex Haley, Aaron Wolf, 
Dale Harrison, Jesse Harrison and 
Jacob Harrison.
Honorary bearers will be Jerry 
Clower, Maurice Spencer, and 
Henry English.

Howard
John Knowles
Funeral services for Maud 
resident John Millard Knowles 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday 
at the Church of Christ in Maud.  
Rev. Frank Brewer will offici-
ate.
Burial will follow at Cum-
mings Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Knight Funeral Home.
Knowles died Thursday at the 
V.A. Medical Center in Okla-
homa City at the age of 77.
He was born June 1, 1924 in 
Maud to Phillip and Anna 
Knowles.
He was an aircraft mechanic at 
Tinker Air Force Base and also 
worked for Parkhill of Tulsa as a 
mechanic and cross-country truck 
driver.
In 1984 Knowles started a 
small engine repair business at his 
home in Maud.
He was a member of the Maud 
Church of Christ.
He was a motorcycle enthusi-
ast and was a member of the 
Christian Motorcycle Association 
since 1974.
Knowles also enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents, and one sister, Loretta 
Wright in 1954.
He is survived by three sisters, 
Ollie Roper, Tecumseh, Alma 
Hopper, Pink, and Martha Myers, 
Seminole.
Knowles
Grace Harris
Grace Alene Harris, a Sa-
sakwa resident, passed away 
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001 at 
Carl Albert in Ada at the age 
of 81.
She was born Dec. 1, 1919 
in Sperry to John Davis and 
Lilly Chisholm.
Grace moved to Sasakwa at 
the age of three years old.
She married Thomas Wil-
liam Harris of Sasakwa on 
Nov. 9, 1937.
She was reared in the Sa-
sakwa area and educated at 
Cully School.
Grace  attended Spring 
Baptist Church in Sasakwa for 
numerous years.  
Her parents, husband, and 
one grandchild precede her in 
death.
Grace is survived by eight 
children; Tommy Dale and 
Judy Harris of Sasakwa, Ar-
netta and Sammy Harjo of Sa-
sakwa, Sue and Edward Giles 
of Holdenville, Larry and 
Joyce Harris of Holdenville, 
Nancy and David Conley of 
Wewoka, Charles and Theresa 
Harris of Holdenville, David 
Harris of Holdenville, Roy 
Dean and Gina Harris of We-
woka; 19 grandchildren; 29 
great-grandchildren; one great-
great-grandchild and one 
great-great-granddaughter due 
in September.
Other survivors include one 
sister, Virginia Norman of 
Lonegrove; and many nieces, 
nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, 
Aug. 18, 2001 at Spring Bap-
tist Church in Sasakwa.  
Rev. Ed George will offici-
ate the services.
Pallbearers include Dale 
Harris, Jay Harjo, David Con-
ley Jr., Thomas Giles, Roy 
Dean Harris Jr., David Harris 
Jr., Cody Harris, Dustin Harris, 
Randy Jackson, and  James 
Levi Harris.
Honorary pallbearers will 
be great-grandsons.
Interment will be at Va-
moosa Cemetery under the di-
rection of Stout Funeral Home 
in Wewoka.
Harris
Frankie 
Redfoot
Frankie Margaret Flinchum 
Smith Redfoot died Saturday, 
August 11, 2001 with her 
daughter by her side at Walnut 
Place Nursing Home in Dallas, 
Texas. 
Frankie was born July 23, 
1914 in Tuskahoma and was a 
life-long resident and active 
citizen of Oklahoma. 
Frankie was fiercely proud 
of her Indian heritage and 
membership in the Choctaw 
nation. 
Her great grandparents, 
Turner B. Turnbull, Sr. and 
Jerico P. Turnbull walked the 
Trail of Tears in 1833.
Frankie graduated from 
Varnum High School in Semi-
nole where she was valedicto-
rian of her class in 1933. 
She met and married Burly 
Richard Smith while working 
and attending college in Ada. 
They had two children and 
lived in Shawnee when Burley 
died in 1943 while working for 
Stanolind Pipe Line (later 
known as BP Amoco). 
After a short business 
course, Frankie also went to 
work for Stanolind to support 
herself and her two young 
children. 
She transferred to Tulsa in 
1944 where she raised her 
children. 
She married Don McGarr 
Redfoot, a fellow employee of 
Stanoiind in 1952. 
Always together, they en-
joyed golf, bowling, hunting 
and fishing. 
After retirement in 1969, 
they traveled to many foreign 
lands returning to build a home 
on Grand Lake. 
In Frankie's retirement 
years, she directed her energy 
into her community. 
She was a member of the 
Delaware County Historical 
Society, the Grove Chapter of 
Women of the Moose and 
served on the boards of the 
Audubon Society, Red Cross 
and Delaware County Repub-
lican Women's Club as presi-
dent. 
A staunch Republican, 
Frankie drove the dusty back 
roads of her county to register 
voters. 
She was active on all levels 
of Republican Women organi-
zations, as State committee-
woman and a 2nd Congres-
sional District Director. 
She was a charter member 
of the Oklahoma First Ladies 
and honored by the OFRW and 
NFRW at a special Oklahoma 
Tribute to Women at the state 
capitol. 
Frankie made a point to 
keep up friendships and often 
spoke of her pipeline friends 
with much affection. 
Those who were fortunate 
enough to know her will re-
member Frankie as intelligent, 
determined, generous, loving 
and a wonderful gourmet cook 
who loved to entertain. 
She was always delighted to 
spend time in her gardens or to 
sit on her front porch watching 
the many birds, deer and red 
foxes that shared the hillside. 
She loved time spent with 
her children and grandchildren 
and gave them beautiful 
memories of summers at the 
lake, vacations spent camping 
and hiking in the mountains 
and holidays shared.
Frankie's husband Don pre-
ceded her in death. 
Her father and mother, Wil-
liam Washington Flinchum 
and Nora Adelaide (Delia) 
Leathers Flinchum, two broth-
ers Lawson Flinchum and 
James Flinchum, and her sis-
ter, Julia Flinchum Wagner, 
also preceded Frankie in death. 
She is survived by two sis-
ters, June and Wetsel and 
Mazie Gourley, all of Tijeras, 
N.M..
She is also survived by her 
son, Richard Carrol Smith, 
Chevy Chase, Md.; her 
daughter, Susan Smith Sample, 
and Dallas; two grandsons; a 
granddaughter; and a great-
granddaughter.
Also surviving Frankie are 
stepson, Larry Don Redfoot, 
and his two daughters and 
grandchildren. 
A memorial celebrating 
Frankie's life will be held in 
Grove, at the Grace Presbyte-
rian Church on Saturday, Sep-
tember 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. 
Frankie and Don will be 
interred together at Resthaven 
Cemetery in Shawnee. 
Memorials honoring 
Frankie may be made to Grace 
Presbyterian Church, PO Box 
450705, Grove, OK; Vista 
Hospice Care Foundation, 1 
140 Empire Central, suite 235, 
Dallas, TX 75247 or to the 
charity of your choice. 
Please leave a message or 
memory in the guest book by 
clicking on remembrance reg-
istry at www.restlandfuneral 
home.com

Redfoot
Ann Wanner
Ann Wanner, 89, a long 
time Seminole resident, died 
on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001.
Most recently, she resided 
at Seminole Estates Nursing 
Center.
Ann was born in Almyra, 
Ark., to George and Jesse 
(Kestner) Clifton on March 6, 
1912.
She moved with her family 
to Seminole at the age of two 
years.
She married Ernest A. 
Wanner, of Seminole, on May 
25, 1925.
Ann was a member of the 
First United Methodist Church, 
United Methodist Women, 
Wesley Group and Wedding 
Ring Class.
She was a long time mem-
ber of the Order of the Eastern 
Star and received her 50-year 
pin in January 1995.
Ann retired in 1989 after 35 
years as an employee of Her-
rin’s Ready-to-Wear.
A sister, Irene Franks, from 
Sulphur, a brother, Fred 
Clifton, from Roff, and both 
parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Ernest, a resident of 
Seminole Estates Nursing 
Center; one son, Stephen, who 
lives in Huntersville, N.C. with 
his wife, Judy; and a number 
of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 
held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001 
at 1 p.m. at the historic 
Strothers Chapel located at 
Maple Grove Cemetery with 
Rev. David Karges officiating.
Interment will follow at 
Maple Grove Cemetery.
Services are under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Daisy O’Donnell
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Daisy Jewell O’Donnell 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at 
the First Freewill Baptist Church 
in Wewoka.
Rev. Mike Kirby will officiate.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
O’Donnell died Wednesday at 
the age of 90.
She was born May 15, 1911 to 
John and Nora Webb in Oil City, 
La.  
She was raised in the Okemah 
and Wewoka areas by her father 
and stepmother.
O’Donnell attended school in 
Justice and Wewoka.
She married Curtis O’Donnell 
on Dec. 22, 1928.
He preceded her in death in 
1982.
O’Donnell was a charter mem-
ber of the First Freewill Baptist 
Church of Wewoka since 1933, 
where she taught Sunday School.
She was also a member of the 
Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents and her twin sons, 
Jerry and Jack O’Donnell.
She is survived by four sons, 
John C. O’Donnell, Ringgold, 
Ga., Don O’Donnell, Oklahoma 
City, Jimmy O’Donnell, Eagle 
Rock, Mo., and Les O’Donnell, 
Bixby; 11 grandchildren; 16 
great-grandchildren; and two 
great-great grandchildren.
James ‘Sam’ Fielding
Graveside funeral services for 
former Seminole resident James 
Wiley “Sam” Fielding were held 
at 10:30 a.m. today at Lawson 
Cemetery in Yale under the di-
rection of Brown-Sisson Funeral 
Home.
Rev. Diane Stein officiated.
Fielding died at his home in 
Perry Sunday.
He was born July 26, 1926 in 
Quay to William and Ethel 
Fielding.
He grew up in Quay and 
graduated with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in geology from 
Oklahoma State University.
Fielding enlisted in the U.S. 
Army in 1944 and was honorably 
discharged in 1946.
He married Vera Robinson in 
Union City on Aug. 13, 1948.
He was employed by Sperry-
Son Company and retired from 
Dresser Atlas in 1985 as district 
manager.
Fielding was a member of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars in 
Guthrie, the Perry Elks Lodge, 
Fraternal Order of Eagles in 
Stillwater, Masonic Lodge of 
Cushing, and the Society of Pro-
fessional Well Loggers.
He was affiliated with the First 
Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; one son, James 
Fielding; one sister, Marion Burt; 
and one brother, Lesley Allen 
Fielding.
Fielding is survived by his 
wife, Vera, of the home; one 
daughter, Kathleen Collins, Cum-
berland, Maine; five sisters, 
Evelyn Weldon, Beatrice 
Stromme, Charlene Zumwalt, 
Beverly Strader, and Berniece 
Walling; four brothers, William 
Fielding, Jr., Walter Fielding, 
Finnis Fielding, and Tom Elton; 
and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the 
Oklahoma Medical Research 
Foundation.
Walter ‘W.V.’ Blevins, Sr.
Funeral services for Sasakwa 
resident Walter “W.V.” Vernon 
Blevins, Sr. were held today at 
Hudson-Phillips Chapel in 
Holdenville.
Rev. Carl Hayes officiated.
Interment followed at Lone 
Dove Cemetery, north of Sa-
sakwa, under the direction of 
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
Blevins died Sunday in Sa-
sakwa at the age of 69.
He was born Jan. 20, 1932 in 
Allen to Oscar and Celia Blevins.  
He was raised in Tupelo and 
Coalgate area and attended school 
at Non.
Blevins served in the U.S. 
Army and married Anita White in 
Ada on Nov. 1, 1976.
He worked as a truck driver 
and was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and two brothers, 
Gene and Wesley Blevins.
Blevins is survived by his 
wife, of the home; nine children, 
David Blevins, Donald Blevins, 
Wanela “Susie” Davis, and Robin 
Blevins, all of Sasakwa; Larry 
Martindale, Walter Blevins, Jr., 
Gary Gore, and Renee Blevins, 
all of Dardanelle, Ark.; and Verna 
Blevins; three brothers; two sis-
ters; 21 grandchildren; and three 
great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are James White, 
Eric White, John White, Ronnie 
Cates, Daniel Gore, Larry Gore, 
Sr., Marlin Gore, and Joseph 
Gore.
Honorary pallbearers are 
James Amstutz and Jack Reich.
Hazel Finch
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Hazel Alois Finch are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday 
at Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Burial will follow at Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home.
Finch died Monday in Okla-
homa City at the age of 81.
She was born Sept. 15, 1919 in 
Vamoosa to Sampson and Martha 
Sweatt.
She married B.A. Finch in Ko-
nawa on Dec. 21, 1935.
Finch was a hairdresser who 
lived her entire life in Konawa.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, her husband, and 
several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Jerrie Sue Rexroat, Gordon, 
Texas; four sisters, Billie Nail, 
Shawnee, Juanita Jump, Calif., Jo 
Ackerman, Konawa, Jackie Puck-
ett, Calif.; one brother, Floyd 
Sweatt, Oklahoma City; five 
grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
James Franklin
Funeral services for former 
Cromwell resident James Frank-
lin are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
Wednesday at the United Pres-
byterian Church with Dr. Max 
Shumake officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial 
Park Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Roesch-Walker Funeral 
Chapel.
Franklin died Sunday in 
Shawnee at the age of 90.
He was born Jan. 11, 1910, in 
Stidham to James and Laura 
Franklin. 
He graduated from Northeast-
ern State College of Tahlequah 
and received his master’s degree 
in Orange, Calif.
Franklin marred Waunita Lacy 
in 1932 and she preceded him in 
death in 1948.
He married Kathryn Garrison 
in 1955.
He was a principal at West-
minster School District of Cali-
fornia.
The district, where he worked 
from 1939 to 1976, named an 
elementary school after him upon 
his retirement.
Franklin was a member of the 
United Presbyterian Church and 
Diamond K Kiwanis Club of 
Shawnee.
He was preceded in death by 
his first wife and two children, 
Genelle Garrison and Jerily 
Carroll.
He is survived by his wife, 
Kathryn, of the home; five chil-
dren, Joy Enloe, Boron, Calif., 
James W. Franklin Jr., New Port 
Beach, Calif., Jonita Thomas, 
Harrah, Lloyd Garrison, Big Pine 
Key, Fla., and George Garrison, 
Sheep Ranch, Calif.; one sister, 
Juanita McClure, Yukon; 12 
grandchildren; and 12 great-
grandchildren. 
Elizabeth Jone
Lifted up in the name of our 
Heavenly Father and sur-
rounded by her children and 
grandchildren, on Saturday, 
Aug. 11, 2001, our sister, 
Elizabeth L. Jones returned 
home to our Creator.
Elizabeth was born Nov. 14, 
1934 in Seminole County to 
Siah Brown and Lucy Tiger 
(Clark).  
She married Harry Jones, Jr. 
and together they raised seven 
children in the House of the 
Lord.  
She lived most of her life in 
Oklahoma, until 1984, when 
she moved her home to Cali-
fornia.  In 1995, she joined her 
family in Idaho.
While in Idaho, Elizabeth 
enjoyed being with her grand-
children and great grandchil-
dren.  
You would often find her 
attending their various activi-
ties or babysitting, from the 
youngest to the oldest.  
When they visited 
grandma's house, they always 
left with a full stomach and a 
full heart.  
She always looked forward 
to the visits from her children 
and grandchildren who lived 
out of state, whether by phone, 
mail, or in person.  
Grandma was truly over-
joyed to have their companion-
ship.                       Grandma 
would carry these trips in her 
heart and revisit them with 
those around her until the next 
visit.
On the holidays and often 
after church, she would gather 
the family around and mes-
merize them with stories of her 
childhood and serenade them 
with hymns in her native 
tongue.  
The spirit of her humor and 
compassion is the legacy that 
will stay with us forever.  
Through her courage, 
strength and love, she offered 
her family the support they 
needed to succeed in all their 
endeavors.  
Her Christianity and faith 
sustained not only her, but her 
family as well.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Hayden Jones of North 
Carolina, Norma Thomas of 
Nevada, Lillian Robedeaux of 
Oklahoma, Joyce Renz, Gloria 
Jones, and Johanna Jones, all 
of Idaho; and her loving com-
panion, Dallas Rose, of the 
home.  
Elizabeth also leaves behind 
18 grandchildren; and 4 great 
grandchildren.  
Special acknowledgement 
to her surviving siblings, Ina 
Queton, Agnes Nero, Legus 
Clark, and Rosetta Rebworth.
She is preceded in death by 
her husband, Harry Jones, Jr.; 
and a son, Rodney F. Jones.
The family extends heartfelt 
gratitude to Sr. Pastor Michael 
Ross, Rev. Sonny Thomas, 
Rev. Henry Webb, and the 
church families of St. Paul 
Baptist Church and also The 
Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints and Dr. Laura 
McGeorge.
The family will greet family 
and friends at the Swearingen 
Funeral Home in Seminole on 
Wednesday afternoon from 1 
to 4 p.m.  
A traditional wake service 
will be held Wednesday even-
ing from 7 pm until 6 am 
Thursday morning at the Tal-
lahassee Presbyterian Church.  
Funeral services will be 
held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 
16, 2001, at the Tallahassee 
Presbyterian Church in Semi-
nole.  
Burial will follow in the 
church cemetery.  

"Let not your heart be trou-
bled: ye believe in God, be-
lieve also in me."
		
St. John 14:1
Jones
Mary Reed
Graveside funeral services for 
former Prairie Valley resident 
Mary Reed are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven 
Memorial Park under the direc-
tion of Resthaven Memorial 
Home.
Rev. Larry Goins will offici-
ate.
Reed died Monday in Shawnee 
at the age of 94.
She was born May 19, 1907 in 
Prairie Valley to Marshall and 
Amanda Bratcher.
She attended Prairie Valley 
Schools and was a member of a 
women’s quartet that performed 
on the radio.
Reed married David Reed Oct. 
19, 1926 in Ardmore.
She was a longtime member of 
Liberty Baptist Church and the 
First Baptist Church in Ardmore.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; one son, 
Don Ray Reed; one brother, 
Ruben Bratcher; and two sisters, 
Clara Lewis and Lillian Adams.
Reed is survived by one son, 
Joe Reed, Shawnee; one brother, 
Grover Bratcher, Lewisville, 
Texas; four grandchildren; and 
three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to 
The Gideons International.  
Earl Arbuckle
Funeral services for Earl Ar-
buckle are pending with Swearin-
gen Funeral Home.
Arbuckle died today in Okla-
homa City at the age of 50.
He was born Aug. 16, 1950 in 
Seminole.
Lena Factor
Funeral services for former Sa-
sakwa resident Lena Cully Factor 
were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at 
the Bird Creek Baptist Church.
Rev. Leon Postoak and Rev. 
Dorsey Nero officiated.
Interment followed in the 
Harjo-Bowlegs family cemetery 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home, Wewoka.
Factor died Monday, Aug. 6, 
2001 at Downey Regional Hos-
pital in Downey, Calif. at the age 
of 89.
She was born to Marchie Fac-
tor and Bessie Harjo Factor on 
Oct. 5, 1911 in Sasakwa.
Factor married Sampson Noah 
Cully and lived in the Sasakwa 
area most of he life until moving 
to Los Angeles, Calif. in 1993.
She is preceded in death by her 
husband; her parents; three broth-
ers, Edward, Bennis and Rev. 
John Factor; three sisters, Lillie 
Harjo, Susie Jessie and Jennie 
Douglas; one daughter, Frances 
Cully; and one great-great- 
grandchild, Christian Sampson 
Factor.
Factor is survived by five 
grandchildren and 20 great-
grandchildren.
Lena Factor
Funeral services for former Sa-
sakwa resident Lena Cully Factor 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday 
at Bird Creek Baptist Church in 
Sasakwa.
Factor died Monday Aug. 6, 
2001 in Downey, Calif.
Gary Harper
Graveside funeral services for 
Maud resident Gary Harper are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate.
Harper died Wednesday, Aug. 
8 at his home.
He was born July 31, 1940 in 
Shelbyville, Ill. to Hansel and 
Opal Harper.
He married Sharon Sheppard 
Aug. 8, 1984.
Harper was a driller and tool 
pusher in the oilfield.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army and a member of First 
Baptist Church of Maud.
He was preceded in death by 
his mother and his wife.
Harper is survived by his fa-
ther, one son, Gary Scott, Cush-
ing; one daughter, Kellie Gray, 
Cushing; three grandchildren; two 
brothers, Mark and Dean Harper, 
both of Seminole; and one sister, 
Susan Watkins, Seminole.
Harper
George Mitchell
Funeral services for former 
Wewoka resident George Edward 
Mitchell are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Sunday at the Eufaula VFW 
under the direction of the Kim 
Cannon-Lee Funeral Home.
Mitchell died Aug. 2 at the age 
of 70.
He was born Oct. 14, 1930 in 
Heavener and Myrtle Mitchell.
He attended school in Wewoka 
and served in the 45th division 
during the Korean War.
Mitchell was a retired truck 
driver.
He was preceded in death by 
her parents and two sisters, Jewell 
McLaughlin and Marie Redwine.
He is survived by three sons, 
Rick Mitchell, Midwest City, 
Steve Mitchell, Shawnee, and 
Gary Mitchell, Rush Springs; 
three grandchildren; three broth-
ers, Bill Mitchell, Tecumseh, 
Frank and Ted Mitchell, Santee, 
Calif.; seven sisters, Dorothy 
Jennings and Martha Summers, 
both of Eufaula, Farris Erwin and 
Kay Bently, both of Longtown, 
Alice Hipsher, Enid, Mildred 
Benton, Kingsland, Texas, and 
Linda Lou Friggle, Manteca, 
Calif.
Myrtle Stokes
Funeral services for former 
Wewoka resident Myrtle Minnie 
Stokes were held today at Liberty 
Baptist Church with Bill Mat-
thews and Phil Thompson pre-
siding.
Burial followed at Resthaven 
Memorial Park under the direc-
tion of Roesch-Walker Funeral 
Chapel.
Stokes died Tuesday at her 
residence in Shawnee.
She was born Dec. 23, 1903 
near Ada to Jesse and Nannie 
Wright.
She married Richard Stokes 
Aug. 8, 1922.
They lived in Wewoka, Dixie 
Lease, from 1925 to 1942.
Stokes worked for Douglas 
Aircraft constructing bombers in 
Midwest City during World War 
II.
She walk also an Avon repre-
sentative.
She was a member of Liberty 
Baptist Church.
Stokes was preceded in death 
by seven brothers, Clint, Dewey, 
Robert, Vester, Jess, Clyde and 
F.L. Wright; and two sisters, 
Esther Fowler and Lottie Tarver.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Pat Secrest, Oklahoma City, 
and Lorene McClung, Hominy; 
one son, Jesse Stokes, Broken Ar-
row; one sister, Reda Braudrick, 
San Dimas, Calif.; seven grand-
children, 13 great-grandchildren; 
and 12 great-great grandchildren.
Maxey Little
Maxey D. Little, budget 
analyst with the Bureau of In-
dian Affairs, Department of 
the Interior and a former em-
ployee of the Naval Audit 
Service, Department of De-
fense, passed away on July 30, 
2001, at the Veterans Affairs 
Medical Center in Washington, 
D.C.
Maxey D. Little was born 
on January 30, 1947 to 
Clarence Bill Little and Lula 
Harjo in Shawnee.  
He was raised by his 
grandmother Mary (Togee) 
Harjo in the Strother commu-
nity in Seminole County.
Maxey graduated from 
Strother High School in Semi-
nole in May of 1965.
He was a member of the 
Seminole Hitchitee United 
Methodist Church.
He was an enrolled member 
of the Seminole Nation of 
Oklahoma, Mekvsukey Band 
member and belonged to the 
Sweet Potato Clan.
Mr. Little was a veteran of 
the Vietnam War, serving in 
Neu Ulm, West Germany in 
1965-66 and later volunteered 
for service in South Vietnam 
1966-67.
He served with the 161st 
Aviation Company, (a full 
combat helicopter unit), 14th 
Aviation Battalion, 1st Avia-
tion Brigade as a radio repair 
specialist.
Maxey was once called 
upon to repair a radio for Gen-
eral William C. Westmoreland.
His citations included the 
National Defense Medal, Viet-
nam Cross of Gallantry with 
Palm, Vietnam Campaign Rib-
bon with two battle stars, Viet-
nam Service Medal and Valor-
ous Unit Citation.
He was the Commander of 
the Washington, D.C. Metro-
politan chapter and member of 
the Vietnam Era Veterans Intra 
Tribal Association (VEVITA), 
American Indian Society, Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars and The 
American Legion.
He participated, over the 
years, at Indian Awareness 
functions with the VEVITA 
Color Guard for various gov-
ernment agencies and Pow-
wows, often serving as arena 
director to include honoring a 
request from former First Lady 
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
When he returned from the 
service, he got involved in 
coaching both men’s and 
women’s sports and had many 
successful seasons, including a 
women’s slow pitch three-time 
national contender team.
One of his favorite past 
times was writing poetry, of 
which several have been pub-
lished.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing 
and bowling.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents; and four sisters, 
Tywanna Little, Shirley Little, 
Freda Little, Elfreda Little; and 
one brother, Melvin Little.
Little is survived by his 
wife, Naomi Little; his two 
daughters, Daniella Newton 
and Minita Little; three grand-
children, Cameron, Jennifer 
and Justin Newton; four sis-
ters, Losanna Joanna Barker, 
Chouteau, Etta Potts, Locust 
Grove, Sharon Little, Locust 
Grove, Maryann Emarthle, 
Konawa; seven brothers, 
Marvin B. Little, Jacksonville, 
Fla., Stanford Little, Chouteau, 
Nathan Little, Grand Rapids, 
Mich., Curtis Little, Seminole, 
David Little, Wewoka, Russell 
Little, Oklahoma City, Thomas 
Little, Seminole, and Mary B. 
Little-Camp, Wewoka.
A wake will be held at 
Hitchitee Methodist Church at 
7 p.m. tonight.
The memorial service will 
be held at Stout Funeral Home 
at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
A reception will follow the 
service at Hitchitee Methodist 
Church.
Little
Florence Carolina
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Florence (Osborne) 
Carolina are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Macedonia Baptist 
Church.
Rev. Fred Morrison will offi-
ciate.
Burial will follow at West-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Carolina died Thursday at 
Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma 
City at the age of 63.
She was born May 6, 1928 in 
Wetumka to Samuel and Lucser 
Osborne.
She was a certified medical as-
sistant and a member of Lord 
Community Baptist Church.
Carolina was preceded in death 
by her parents.
She is survived by one son, 
Anthony Coney, Midwest City; 
three daughters, Diane Simpson, 
Dr. Vickie Carter, and Mary An-
drews, all of Seminole; 12 grand-
children, Brian Carter, Broc Car-
ter, Bruce Carter, LaKisha Carter, 
Karla Carter, VaShawnda Carter, 
Curtis Andrews, Tony Conley, 
Kevin Andrews, Michael Conley, 
Kamrin Conley and Kayvon 
Conley; six great-great grandchil-
dren, Kemarrie, Tierra, Isiah, 
Jarek, Karlonte, and Ashton; and 
four brothers, Tom Osborne, 
Morris, Leroy Osborne, Del City, 
John Osborne, Spencer, and 
Chester Osborne, Sasakwa.

Carolina
Ollie Roberts
Funeral services for former 
Wewoka resident Ollie Pearl 
Roberts are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
tomorrow at Stout Funeral Chapel 
in Wewoka.
Rev. Harrell Rodebush will of-
ficiate.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
Roberts died Monday in Mid-
west City at the age of 69.
She was born Aug. 22, 1931 in 
Bristow to Fred and Pearl Linder.
She was raised in the Bristow 
area and attended Bristow 
schools.
Roberts married Donald J. 
Linder and they lived in the Salli-
saw and Tishomingo areas.
She retired in 1980 as a cook 
with the Tishomingo School sys-
tem.
She then moved to Wewoka 
where she met and married James 
L. Roberts.  
Roberts was preceded in death 
by her parents; her husband, 
James Roberts; and a brother, J. 
W. Linder.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Anita Goestzche, Okay; one 
son, David Johnson, Wewoka; 
one brother, Fred Linder, Con-
nerville; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dewey 
Muirhead, Dewayne Johnson, 
Dave Goetzcke, Jon Goetzcke, 
Tom Morris, Michael Linder, 
Raymond Ward, and Jason 
Knight.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
Fred Linder and Gurdon Johnson.
Robert ‘Bob’ Mitchell
Graveside funeral services for 
Robert “Bob” Mitchell, the 
brother of a Seminole resident, 
are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday at Rest Haven Memorial 
Gardens.
Burial will be under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Mitchell died Tuesday at St. 
Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma 
City at the age of 59.
He was born Aug. 24, 1941 in 
Pauls Valley to Robert, Sr. and 
Bessie Mitchell.
He was a barber and owned 
Bob’s Style Shop in Midwest 
City.
Mitchell was a member of 
Crest Baptist Church in Midwest 
City and was a Pauls Valley High 
School graduate.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
He is survived by one son, 
Brian Bobby Mitchell, Weather-
ford; and three sisters, Veta 
Young, Seminole, Joyce Driskell, 
Pauls Valley, and Marlene 
Moran, Stella.
Mitchell
Maye Stephens
Funeral services for Seminole 
County resident Ada Maye Gray 
Stephens are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Friday at the Church of Christ in 
Wewoka.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home in 
Wewoka. 
Stephens died Tuesday at the 
age of 87.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1913 
to David and Nellie (Belt) Gray 
in Alma, Ark.
Stephens married Leo Ste-
phens in Feb. of 1932 in We-
woka.
She was a 40-year member of 
Rebekah Lodge in Wewoka, and 
also a member of the Church of 
Christ.
Stephens is preceded in death 
by her parents, her husband and 
two brothers.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Betty Maxwell, Tecumseh; 
one son, Leo V. Stephens Jr., 
Wewoka; four grandchildren; 
eight great-grandchildren and 
three great-great-grandchildren.
Madeline Harrison-Harjo
Wake services for longtime 
Wewoka resident Madeline 
Harrison-Harjo were held last 
night at Stout Chapel in Wewoka.
The procession to Spring 
Church began today at 4 p.m. and 
funeral services will be held at 2 
p.m. tomorrow at Spring Baptist 
Church in Sasakwa with Rev. 
Dan Factor officiating.
Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. 
Leon Postoak will assist him.
Interment will follow at Harjo 
family Cemetery in Sasakwa un-
der the directon of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Harrison-Harjo died Monday 
at Holdenville General Hospital 
at the age of 70.
She was born Nov. 9, 1930 to 
Babe and Josie Harjo in Sasakwa.
She was a member of Spring 
Baptist Church.
Harrison-Harjo was a graduate 
of Haskell Indian School and later 
graduated from Seminole Junior 
College.
She worked as a teacher’s aide 
at Wewoka Jr. High during the 
1975-1976 school year.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; two children, Vincent 
and Claudine Gooden; and one 
brother, Leslie Harjo.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Roderick Harrison, of the 
home, Rhoda Harrison, Wewoka, 
Veta Clarice Larney, Oklahoma 
City, Clifford Barnett, Ada, 
Phyllis Gooden, and Laquita 
Jumper, Clewiston, Fla., Geneva 
Gooden, Mesa, Ariz., Georgina 
Hulbutta, Edmond, and Jolene 
Guitterez, Tulsa; two brothers, 
Richard Harjo and Winfred 
Harjo, both of Sasakwa; six sis-
ters, Elizabeth Camp, Wewoka, 
Anita Lyons, Sasakwa, Betty 
McGilbert, Shiprock, N. M., 
Shirley Clayton, Oklahoma City, 
Jane Porter, Seminole, and Patsy 
Wolf, Little Rock, Ark. 
Pallbearers are Sarney Camp, 
Brian Lyon, Richard Jr. “Buster” 
Harjo, Gerald “Bolo” Harjo, and 
Tommy Ray Hulbutta.
Honorary pallbearers are Vin-
cent Barnett, Naha Jumper, 
George Franks, Michael Guitterez 
and Michael Porter.
Madeline Harrison-Harjo
Wake services for Wewoka 
resident Madeline Harrison-Harjo 
are scheduled to begin at 6:30 
p.m. tonight at Stout Chapel.
The procession to Spring Bap-
tist Church in Sasakwa will begin 
on Wednesday, at 4 p.m.
Funeral services will be held 2 
p.m. Thursday at Spring Baptist 
Church with Rev. Dan Factor of-
ficiating.
Interment will follow at Harjo 
Cemetery in Sasakwa under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home 
of Wewoka.
Harrison-Harjo died Monday 
at Holdenville General Hospital 
at the age of 70.
Guy Qualls
Funeral services for Guy Hoyt 
Qualls of Holdenville are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the 
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel.
Burial will follow at 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Hudson-Phillips Fu-
neral Home.
Qualls died Saturday in 
Holdenville at the age of 87.
He was born Sept. 16, 1913 to 
Era and Manley Qualls in Wister.
He attended school in Wister 
until the 8th grade and then moved 
to Seminole County and attended 
Butner and Wewoka.
On Oct. 9, 1936, Qualls mar-
ried Levonah Marshall in We-
woka, where he worked as a 
welder.
He was a member of the 
Welder’s Union and the IAM 
Machinist Union.  
He enjoyed creating artwork 
and competed in art shows across 
the state.
Qualls was a member of the 
Holdenville Society of Painters 
and Sculptors.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and one brother, Buck 
Qualls.
He is survived by his wife, of 
the home; one son, Ron Qualls, 
Salinas, Calif.; and two brothers, 
Benson Qualls, Shawnee, and 
Earl Qualls, Wildwood, Ga.
Floyd Dean
Funeral services for Floyd 
Dean, a local church member, 
were held yesterday in the Kelley 
Memorial Chapel of Black’s, 
Shipman & Merritt Funeral Home 
in Eufaula.
Rev. Tim Turner officiated.
Burial followed at Greenwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Black’s, Shipman & Merritt Fu-
neral Home.
Dean died Friday at the age of 
92.
He was born May 23, 1909 in 
Gulen, Ark. to Sam and Martha 
Dean.
He married Quessie Franks in 
Akins on Aug. 13, 1928.
She preceded him in death in 
1999.
Dean worked in the oil field 
until retiring at the age of 67.
He moved to Eufaula in 1987 
and attended the Church of Christ 
in Seminole.
He was preceded in death by 
his wife, four sisters and one 
brother.
Dean is survived by one son, 
Jack Dean, Eufaula; two daugh-
ters, Mary Watson, French Camp, 
Calif., and Jimmie Carroll, 
Waurika; eight grandchildren; 
and 14 great-grandchildren and 9 
great-great grandchildren.
Winona (Carlton) Cravens
Graveside services for Winona 
(Carlton) Cravens, sister of Semi-
nole resident Juanita Hays, are 
scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. 
at Holdenville Cemetery, under 
the direction of Fisher Funeral 
Home, Holdenville.
Cravens died at her home in 
Holdenville on Thursday at the 
age of 68.
She was born to Virgil and 
Mary (Sanders) Carlton in 
Wetumka on March 25, 1933.
Cravens was reared in the pe-
can Grove Community and at-
tended school there.
She attended Yeager School 
through the eleventh grade, and 
then Fairview High School, 
graduating in 1950.
Cravens was a professional 
property manager for eight years 
with Talley Investment Company 
in Tulsa.
She was preceded in death by 
her father, Virgil Carlton and two 
brothers, Wayne Carlton and 
Wendel Carlton.
Cravens is survived by two 
sons, Kent Cravens, Bakersfield, 
Calif. and Gary Cravens, Ovilla, 
Texas; one sister, Juanita Hays, 
Seminole; eight grandchildren 
and six great-grandchildren.
Myrtle Parker
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Myrtle Elizabeth Parker 
were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at 
the Church of Christ in Crom-
well.
Wallace “Doe” McRay and 
Dwight Parker officiated.
Interment followed at little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka.
Parker died Wednesday, Aug. 
1, 2001 at St. Francis Hospital in 
Tulsa at the age of 92.
She was born June 30, 1909, to 
Carl and Rosa (King) Lasiter in 
Okfuskee County.
She married Sherman Parker 
on Nov. 24, 1929 in Okfuskee 
County.
Parker was a member of the 
Church of Christ in Cromwell.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; two 
brothers, George Lasiter and Al-
pha Lasiter; and two sisters, Ha-
zel Powers and Helen Clark. 
Parker is survived by three 
daughters, Vada Rice, Memphis, 
Tenn., Joyce Yocham, Seminole, 
and Winnie Lack, Tulsa; one son, 
Van Parker, Haskell; two broth-
ers, Orville Lasiter, Manteca, 
Calif. and Loren Lasiter, 
Stockton, Calif; two sisters, 
Maxine Fowler, Medford and 
Treva Lemmons, Yakima, Wash; 
fourteen grandchildren; thirty-
three great-grandchildren; and six 
great-great grandchildren.
Bobby Elliott
Graveside services for Bobby 
Leroy Elliott, father of Seminole 
County residents, are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Monday at Wolf 
Cemetery , south of Seminole.
Rev. Larry Chesser will offici-
ate.
Elliott died Wednesday, Aug. 
1 in Chickasha at the age of 38.
He was born Aug. 26, 1962 to 
Vangie (Chavez) and Bobby Ray 
Elliott at Grants, N.M..
Elliott married Beverly Kay 
Barnhart on June 9, 1992 in Van 
Buren, Ark.
He worked as a chain hand in 
the oilfield.
Elliott was preceded in death 
by his parents.
 He is survived by his wife, 
Beverly, of the home; one 
daughter, Misty Dawn Griffith, 
Wewoka; two stepdaughters, 
Leslie Key, Stuart, and Amy 
Hayes, Konawa; one sister, 
Tammy Jones, Hobbs, N.M.; two 
brothers, Troy Elliott, Hobbs, 
N.M. and Stacy Elliott, Howe; a 
grandmother, Lavada Elliott, 
Wister; six aunts and seven 
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are listed as Danny 
Ray Bailey, Wayne Key, Ronnie 
Key, Johnny Means, Cash Elliot, 
and George Gage.
John Elliott will serve as hon-
orary pallbearer.
Jonathon Anderson
Funeral services for Jonathon 
Anderson, the brother of Wewoka 
Police Officer Jeremy Anderson, 
were held Saturday in the Land-
sau-Evans Funeral Home in Enid.
Graveside services were held  
this morning in the Old Town 
Tuskahoma Cemetery in Tuska-
homa.
Anderson died Wednesday at 
St. Mary’s Regional Medical 
Center.
He was 21.
Anderson was born Sept. 10, 
1979 in Enid to Ron and Teresa 
Anderson.
He attended Waukomis Public 
Schools and was a graduate of 
Enid High School.
He was a speaker and sup-
porter of Alateen and Alanon 
family groups and an advocate of 
Alcoholics Anonymous.
Anderson was a founding 
member of the local rap group, 
Midwest Hustlaz and had recently 
completed his second album, Da 
Golden Child.
He is survived by his mother 
Teresa, Tuskahoma; his father, 
Ron, Enid; one brother, Jeremy 
Anderson, Seminole; grandpar-
ents, Jack and Nancy Anderson, 
Waukomis, and Bill and Lois 
Karr, Tuskahoma; and his fi-
anceé, Megan Kirby, Enid.
Memorials can be made 
through the funeral home to the 
Jon Anderson Memorial Fund, 
which is through Challenge to 
Change, Inc.

Anderson
Clara Buntz
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Clara Jean 
Buntz are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
Monday at The Village United 
Methodist Church.
Interment will follow at Me-
morial Park Cemetery under the 
direction of Demuth Funeral 
Home.
Buntz died Thursday at the age 
of 75.
She was born May 18, 1926 in 
Seminole.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, and her husband, 
Rodney. 
Buntz is survived by her hus-
band, Bill Buntz; four stepsons, 
William, Oklahoma City, Paul, 
Durant, Mark, Tulsa, and Doug-
las, Duncanville, Texas;  and five 
grandchildren.  
Hazel (Rhea) Oakley
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Hazel Corrine (Rhea) 
Oakley are scheduled for Satur-
day at 10 a.m. at Strothers Chapel 
at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate.
Burial will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
She entered the loving arms of 
her Lord on Aug. 1.
Oakley was born to Harry and 
Margie (Gillette) Rhea on Dec. 
13, 1908 in Dixon, Mo.
She married married Bill P. 
Oakley on Aug. 1, 1928.
Oakley was a graduate of 
Shawnee High School, and a 
homemaker. She moved to Semi-
nole from Shawnee in 1928.
Oakley is preceded in death by 
her husband; her parents; two 
sons, Jerry Pryor Oakley and 
Tommy Rhea Oakley; and two 
sisters, Ruth Michael and Blanche 
Merwin.
She is the beloved mother of 
Nancy and her husband Joseph 
Greenbach, Atherton, Calif.; 
grandmother of Jennifer Kather-
ine Oines, Blanco, Texas, Mat-
thew Mattox, Dallas, Texas, 
Stephanie Allen, Tulsa, Gregory 
Oakley, Sugerland, Texas, Jeff 
Oakley, Oklahoma City and Dr. 
Richard Oakley, Leawood, Kan.; 
and great-grandmother of nine.
Vita Mary Barrett
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Vita Mary Barrett are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at 
Konawa Church of Christ, with 
Frank Brewer officiating.
Burial will follow at Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home, Konawa.
Barrett died Thursday at the 
age of 88.
She was born to Minerva and 
James G. Beauchamp on Sunday, 
March 9, 1913 in Lodi, Okla.
She married Otha Barrett on 
July 16, 1934 in Konawa.
Barrett was a teacher and 
homemaker, who had her home in 
the Konawa area since 1934.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, one grandson, Rob-
ert Frank Barrett; one great-
grandson, David Ryan Brewer; 
and four brothers, Art, Carl, 
Leroy, and Lacey Beauchamp.
Barrett is survived by three 
sons, Robert Gene Barrett and 
Glen Barrett, both of Ada, and 
Rickey Wayne Barrett, Broken 
Arrow; three daughters, Gwneth 
Anita Brewer, Maud, Linda 
Karen Wood, Ada, and Nancy 
Estelle, Konawa; 18 grandchil-
dren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Barrett’s 
grandsons.
Lois Alexander
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Lois Alexander are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Rev. Trina Smithee will offici-
ate.
Burial will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Alexander died Tuesday, July 
31, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center.
She was 87.
She was born July 8, 1914 in 
Wichita Falls, Texas, to Charles 
and Mary Sparks.
On Aug. 26, 1945, she married 
Rev. Byrd Lee Alexander.
She was a retired minister 
from the Old Glory Assembly of 
God and was a member of the 
General Council of Assemblies of 
God.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents.
She is survived by her hus-
band; and one sister, Roxie Davis, 
Seminole.
Casket bearers will be Gerald 
Davis, Clifton Davis, Gail 
Belche, Earl Jane Broyles, Doug 
Belche, Danny Sparks and Jimmy 
Sparks.
Honorary bearers will be Don 
Douthit, Bonnie Petit, Amil Darr, 
Carl Darr, Gus Monreal and Ken-
neth Smithee.

Alexander
Claude Hensley
Graveside funeral services for 
former Seminole County resident 
Claude Hensley are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery 
under the direction of Galbreaith 
Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Hensley died Tuesday at the 
age of 90.
He was born Nov. 12, 1910 in 
Seminole County to John and Etta 
Hensley.  
He was married to Tempie 
Hail Hensley for 71 years.
Hensley retired from Sun Oil 
Co. in Snyder, Texas and lived in 
Huntington, Texas until he moved 
to Weatherford in 1993.
He was preceded in death by 
one son, Billy Ray Hensley; his 
parents; and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife; one 
son, Claude Hensley, Clinton, 
La.; one sister, Marie Pack, 
Yorba Linda, Calif.; and seven 
grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. to-
night at Galbreaith Pickard Fu-
neral Chapel.
Grandsons will serve as pall-
bearers.
Nobie Tribbey-Loudermilk
Funeral services for Maud 
resident Nobie Loudermilk are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thurs-
day at St. Mark’s United Meth-
odist Church in Maud.
Rev. Gene Teel will officiate.
Burial will follow at Cum-
mings Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Knight Funeral Home.
Loudermilk died  July 30, 
2001 in Oklahoma City at the age 
of 87.
She was born in Elmore City 
on Feb. 14, 1914 to Robert and 
Mary Lou Henderson.
She married Elbert Tribbey on 
Jan. 3, 1939.  
He preceded her in death on 
Dec. 11, 1965.
She married Raymond 
Loudermilk on Aug. 4, 1979.
He preceded her in death on 
Sept. 23, 1996.
Loudermilk was a co-owner of 
Tribbey Radio and TV and Trib-
bey Treasures.
She was a member of St. 
Mark’s United Methodist Church 
in Maud, Maud Historical Society 
and Eastern Star Chapter #57.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, both husbands, and 
brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two step-
children, Raynette Kelly, Fort 
Worth, Texas, and Jerry  
Loudermilk, Meeker; one sister, 
Mary Henderson, Pauls Valley; 
and three step-great-
grandchildren.

Tribbey-Loudermilk
Irene Prust
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Irene Prust are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. Thursday at Harvey 
Road Baptist Church.  Rev. Rob-
ert Hightower will officiate.
Burial will follow at Rest Ha-
ven Memorial Gardens under the 
direction of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Prust died Monday at Presby-
terian Hospital in Oklahoma City 
at the age of 49.
She was born Jan. 25, 1952 in 
Seminole to Jess and Pauline 
Williams.
She married Marion Prust on 
Feb. 22, 1969 in Ada.
He preceded her in death in 
1981.
She was a nurse’s aide at 
Shawnee Medical Center and 
Oakridge Nursing Home in We-
woka.
Prust was a member of Cold 
Springs Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents.
She is survived by one son, 
Brian Otis, Oklahoma City; one 
brother, James Williams, Semi-
nole; and five sisters, Maxine 
Hines, Seminole, Christine Hi-
nesley, Sapulpa, Nowatha Cope, 
Eufaula, Sue Caldwell, 
Greenwood, S.C., and Loisetta 
Nix, Seminole.
Casket bearers will be Brian 
Wilson, Frank Carter, Larry 
Cope, Roy Hines, Dennis Nix and 
Gerald Calvin Dinwiddie.
Honorary bearers will be Gary 
Horn, Daniel Johnson and Andree 
Freeman.
Prust
Timothy Locust
Graveside funeral services for 
former Seminole resident Timo-
thy Dwaine Locust were sched-
uled for 10 a.m. today at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rev. David McDougal offici-
ated.
Locust died Saturday, July 28, 
2001 at Baptist Integris Medical 
Center in Oklahoma City at the 
age of 37.
He was born April 8, 1964 in 
Seminole to Jack and Shirley Lo-
cust.
He attended Pleasant Grove 
and Seminole schools.
Locust married Doris (Rid-
dick) Locust on May 2, 1994 in 
Memphis, Tenn.
He was a carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, 
Doris Renee, of the home; mother 
and step-father, Shirley and 
Melvin Dorsett, Seminole; one 
son, Joshua Riddick, Little Axe; 
two daughters, Breanna Locust, 
Seminole, and Amie Locust, Lit-
tle Axe; and one brother, Randy 
Livingston, Little Axe.
Locust
Wanda Craft
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Wanda Craft are sched-
uled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 
Trinity Baptist Church.
Rev. Steve Cline will officiate.
Burial will follow at Allen 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Craft died Saturday, July 28, 
2001 at Integris Medical Center 
in Oklahoma City at the age of 
67.
She was born Nov. 12, 1933 in 
Stedman to Clarence and Susie 
Nunnelley.
She married Roy Craft in Sept. 
1951 in Ada.
He preceded her in death in 
November 1983.
Craft was a resident of Semi-
nole for the past 36 years.
She retired as a cook at Pio-
neer Nursing Home in 1979.
She was a member of Trinity 
Baptist Church.
Craft was also preceded in 
death by her parents, five broth-
ers, two sisters, one daughter and 
one son.
She is survived by two sons, 
Bob Craft, Shawnee, and Phillip 
Craft, Newport, Ark.; two 
daughters, Judy Branch and Joyce 
Payn, both of Seminole; one sis-
ter, Darla Lea Heighet, Anderson, 
Calif.; nine grandchildren and 12 
great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grand-
sons, Randy Robertson, Brian 
Smith, Brad Vakilzadeh, Ryan 
Payn, Chad Nunnelley and Caleb 
Nunnelley.
Craft
Horace ‘Lefty’ Scribner 
Graveside funeral services for 
former Wewoka resident Horace 
Scribner are scheduled for 
Wednesday at 9 a.m. at South 
Park Cemetery in Roswell, N.M. 
under the direction of Anderson-
Bethany  Funeral Home and 
Crematory.
The Roswell Veterans Honor 
Guard will conduct military rites 
at the graveside.
Scribner was born in Henryetta 
on March 1, 1921 to John and 
Nellie Jane Pirkey Scribner.
On May 11, 1946 he married 
Dorothy Dodd.
She preceded him in death on 
Aug. 27, 1997.
He served in the United States 
Air Force during World War II.
He was awarded the Good 
Conduct Medal, the European Af-
rican Middle Eastern Service 
Medal and the World War II 
Victory Medal.
Scribner worked 35 years in 
the oilfields of Southeastern New 
Mexico for Amoco Production 
Company.
He was also preceded in death  
by his parents, one daughter, 
Cathy Jo Runyan; and one 
brother, Doy Scribner.
He is survived by one brother-
in-law, Floye Crittenden, We-
woka; two sisters-in-law,Geneva 
Crittenden and Joyce Groom, 
both of Wewoka.; and two grand-
children.
Hazel Adkins
Funeral services for 
Holdenville resident Hazel Lorine 
(Taylor) Adkins, 83, are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
The Rev. George Bryant will 
officiate.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Adkins died Friday July 27, 
2001, at Mercy Health Center in 
Oklahoma City.
She was born to Lester Lee 
Bryant and Maggie (Stout) Bry-
ant on June 4, 1918 in Wewoka.
Adkins lived in Shawnee and 
then moved to Holdenville where 
she has resided for the past 34 
years.
She was a nurses’ aide and a 
home health care worker, retiring 
in 1991.
Adkins was a member of the 
Seminole and Wewoka Rebekah 
Lodge and a member of 
Holdenville Ladies Auxiliary.
She married J.C. “Cecil” Tay-
lor in May 1937.  He preceded 
her in death in November 1976.  
She married Tom Adkins in May 
1962.  He preceded her in death 
in July 1974.
Adkins is also preceded in 
death by her parents; a daughter, 
Glenda (Williams) Venis; one 
brother, Mitchell Bryant; one 
sister, Ruth Gore; and one great-
grandchild, Jaci Kanard.
She is survived by three sons, 
James Taylor, Seminole, Clifton 
Taylor, Wewoka and J.C. Taylor, 
Seminole; one daughter, Susie 
Brittain, Holdenville; 15 grand-
children and 32 great-
grandchildren.
Andrew Narcomey
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident An-
drew Ray Narcomey are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Saturday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel with the Rev. Dorsey 
Nero officiating.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Narcomey died Wednesday, 
July 25th  at Midwest City Re-
gional Medical Center at the age 
of 84.
He was born to Peter James 
Cheparaney and Lucy (Stamp) 
Narcomey in Seminole County on 
Aug. 1, 1916.
Narcomey lived in Seminole 
County until 1952, then lived in 
Del City from 1956 until his 
death.
He worked in the oilfield in-
dustry and was a veteran of the 
U.S. Army.
Narcomey attended Central 
Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, 
and was founder of Indian league 
softball in the Oklahoma City 
area.
He married Susie Kinney who 
preceded him in death on Nov. 
29, 1984.
Narcomey was also preceded 
in death by his parents; seven 
brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Joyce Hamblin, Shawnee; 
two foster daughters, Kristi Mor-
ris, Tulsa, and Agnes Webster, 
Oklahoma City; two brothers, 
Phillip Narcomey, Lawton, and 
Paul Narcomey, Salt Lake, Utah; 
one sister, Wisey Narcomey, 
Bowlegs; four grandchildren; one 
foster grandchild; and five great-
grandchildren.
Eugene Pitts
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole resident Eugene S. Pitts 
are scheduled for 11 a.m. Satur-
day at Rest Haven Memorial 
Garden under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rev. Roy Robertson will offi-
ciate.
Pitts died Thursday at Semi-
nole Medical Center at the age of 
73.
He was born Aug. 11, 1927 to 
Ollem and Filena Pitts in Semi-
nole.
He served in the U.S. Army 
during World War II in the 82nd 
Airborne Division.
He did eight combat jumps and 
received a purple heart.
Pitts also served in the U.S. 
Navy.
He retired from Tinker Air 
Force Base in 1992.
He married Martha Shaw on 
Jan. 30, 1963 in Miami. 
He was a member of First 
Baptist Church.
Pitts was preceded in death by 
his parents, one daughter and one 
grandson.
He is survived by his wife, 
Martha, of the home; four sons, 
Bill Willson, York, Penn., Bob 
Willson, Seminole, John Pitts, 
Fort Worth, Texas, and Paul Pitts, 
Seminole; one brother, Dudley 
Pitts, Hennessey; three sisters, 
Lois Brown, Hennessey, Billie 
Sterns, Modesta, Calif., and 
Dorothy Adams, Webbers Falls; 
and six grandchildren and one 
great-grandchild.
Wilma Rogers 
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Wilma Jean Rogers are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at 
Watts Memorial Chapel in Ma-
dill.
Larry Holder will officiate.
Interment will follow at the 
Oakland Cemetery under the di-
rection of Watts Funeral Home.
Rogers died Monday, July 23, 
2001 at Coal County at the age of 
52.
She was born July 29, 1948 in 
DeQueen, Ark. to Willie and 
Alma Jackson.
She graduated from Sallisaw 
High School before attending 
Southeastern Oklahoma State 
University where she graduated 
with a bachelor of science degree 
in chemistry in 1976.
Rogers spent most of her ca-
reer in the employment of the 
Choctaw Nation and recently 
worked for the Seminole Nation 
in Wewoka.
She was a longtime resident of 
Bryan County but was living in 
Seminole at the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; two brothers, Jim and 
Kenneth Jackson.
Rogers is survived by her hus-
band, Bill Rogers, Hugo; one son, 
Justin Robinson, Mead; and nine 
grandchildren.
Casket bearers will be Walter 
White, Jack Ferguson, Larry 
Finch, Hoppy Denison, Mark 
Rogers, Billy Jo Jackson and 
Clinton Rogers.
Hazel Adkins
Funeral services for 
Holdenville resident Hazel (Tay-
lor) Adkins are pending with 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Adkins died Friday morning  
at Mercy Health Center in Okla-
homa City at the age of 83.
Betty Jean Wheat
Our Little Mama went 
home to be with her Lord on 
July 24, 2001 at her home in 
Seminole with her husband  
and children by her side. She 
was 69 years young.
She was born to Earl and  
Evelyn (Stephens) Menie on 
April 6, 1932 in Webbers Falls 
on the banks of the Arkansas 
River.
As a youngster, she picked 
cotton to help out.
She had one sister Gerald-
ine (Menie) Mullins.
Betty married Derril Larue 
(Pat) Wheat on Oct. 23, 1951 
in Van Buren, Ark. They were 
married almost 50 years.
Together they had nine 
children, six girls and three 
boys.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents and infant son, 
Derril Jean.
She is survived by her chil-
dren and their spouses; Patty 
and Jerry Burns, Peggy Ha-
worth and her late husband, 
Eddie, Patsy and Rick Ha-
worth, Frankie and Danny 
Mize, Earl and Laura Wheat, 
Brenda and Eddie Johnson, 
Joann Wheat, Darren and 
Khristy Wheat, all of Seminole 
County.
She is also survived by her 
dear sister-in-law Omalee Jer-
rard. 
Betty had 20 grandchildren, 
14 great-grandchildren, and 
several nephews.
Granny was a homemaker  
all her life. She was always 
happiest when she had a baby 
to cuddle.
She and Pat loved to go to 
flea markets, garage sales and 
down to the river at Webbers 
Falls to camp and fish.
Pallbearers will be her 
grandsons; David Haworth, 
Danny Mize, Eric Haworth,  
Pat Wheat, Kris Parker and 
Shannon Johnson.
Honorary bearers will be 
more grandsons; Thomas 
Wheat, Timothy Wheat, Ross 
Mize, Mike Melton, Chris 
Yancey, Kurtis Loftis and 
friends Henrey Seeley and 
Aaron McCoy.
Services will be Thursday,  
July 26th  at 2 p.m. at Swearin-
gen  Funeral Home Chapel.
Wanna Williams
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Wanna Raggé Williams 
are scheduled for Thursday at 10 
a.m. at First Freewill Baptist 
Church with Minister David 
McDougal officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven 
Memorial Park, Shawnee, under 
the direction of Roesch-Walker 
Funeral Chapel.
Williams died Monday in 
Seminole at the age of 64.
She was born to Dan and Ber-
nice Richardson in Ponotoc 
County on Nov. 19, 1936.
Williams graduated from Var-
num High School and attended 
Seminole Junior College.
She married Jim Williams on 
April 3, 1982.
Before her retirement, Wil-
liams was employed as a book-
keeper at Resthaven Memorial 
Park.
She was a member of the First 
Free Will Baptist Church, where 
she was church librarian, and 
president of the Women’s Auxil-
lary.
Williams was past president of 
the Shawnee BPW, and was also 
active with her sons in Demolay, 
a high school business organiza-
tion.
She is preceded in death by her 
father.
Williams is survived by her 
husband, Jim, of the home; her 
mother, Bernice Richardson, 
Seminole; four sons, Mike Wil-
liams, Guthrie, Gerald Raggé, 
Canton, Ohio, Joseph Raggé, 
Tulsa, and Mike Raggé, Grape-
vine, Texas; one daughter, Frena 
Hokans, Waterberry, Conn; three 
sisters, Ina Jean McQueen, 
Muskogee, Alpha Young, Semi-
nole, and Deanna Armstrong, 
Stillwater; two brothers, Will 
Richardson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 
and Vic Richardson, Seminole; 
eight grandchildren and three 
great-grandchildren.
Andrew Narcomey
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Andrew Nar-
comey are pending with Swearin-
gen Funeral Home.
Narcomey died Wednesday 
morning at Midwest Regional 
Hospital in Oklahoma City at the 
age of 84.
Birdie Latham
Graveside services for Maud 
resident Birdie Latham are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday 
at Vamoosa Cemetery under the 
direction of Pickard Funeral 
Home.
Rev. Mitch Williams will offi-
ciate.
Latham died Saturday, July 21, 
2001 at the age of 90.
She was a homemaker who 
lived all of her life in the Konawa 
area.
She is survived by her special 
friends, Edward and Debra Heard 
of Konawa.  
Lawrence Wiley
Graveside services for former 
Wewoka resident Lawrence Ray 
Wiley are scheduled for 9 a.m. 
Thursday at Resthaven Memorial 
Garden under the direction of Al-
exander Funeral Home. 
Rev. Dan Anderson will offi-
ciate.
Wiley died Sunday, July 22, 
2001 at his residence in Lone 
Grove at the age of 89.
He was born Sept. 9, 1911 in 
Mill Creek to George and Alice 
Wiley.
He married Betty Oliver on 
June 25, 1955 in Wewoka.
She preceded him in death  
June 5, 1995.
Wiley was raised in the Con-
nerville-Regan area and went to 
school in Connerville.  
He was drafted in the U.S. 
Army in 1942 and served in 
Burma and India during World 
War II.
After his discharge in 1946, he 
moved back to Regan for a year 
and then moved to Wewoka.
He worked at Tinker Air Force 
Base on an assembly line until 
retirement in 1974.
Wiley moved to Lone Grove in 
April to live with his nephew 
Charles Massey where he lived 
until his death.
He is survived by two step-
daughters, Mary Bryiley, Wood-
ward, and Barbra Cheeks, Amar-
illo, Texas; and three step-
grandchildren.
Wyoma Grose
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Wyoma B. 
Cole Grose were scheduled for 2 
p.m. Tuesday at First United 
Methodist Church.
Rev. John Elliott and Rev. 
David Karges will officiate.
Burial will follow at Highland 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Grose died Saturday at Nor-
man Regional Hospital at the age 
of 91.
She was born Jan. 18, 1910 in 
Springfield, Ark. to James and 
Myrtle Berry.
She married James Cole in 
1926.  He preceded her in death 
in 1955.
She married Eudie Grose in 
1976.  He preceded her in death 
in 1988.
Grose began her teaching ca-
reer in 1929 in Konawa.  She 
taught in several schools in Ar-
kansas and then in Meeker.
In 1954 she began teaching 
second grade at Wilson Elemen-
tary.
She also owned Mode O'Day 
Dress Shop from 1956-1962.
She retired in 1975.
Grose was a member of First 
United Methodist Church and 
past President of American Asso-
ciation of University Women.
She was a past member of 
B.P.W. and was a member of 
O.E.A. and Delta Kappa Gamma.
She received her Bachelors 
and Masters degrees from East 
Central University in Ada.
Grose was preceded in death 
by her parents; both husbands; 
and one sister, Aphra LaValle 
Yarbrough.
She is survived by one son, 
Don Cole, Shawnee; one step-
son, Joe Grose, Balko; two step 
daughters, Margaret Sadler, 
Landers, Wyo. and Alma Lynn 
Collar of Colorado Springs, 
Colo.; 12 grandchildren and five 
great-grandchildren.
Grose
Betty Wheat
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Betty Wheat are pending 
with Swearingen Funeral Home.
Wheat died at her home Tues-
day morning at the age of 69.
Grace Mahan
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Grace Mahan are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Thursday at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Dr. Kevin Moseley will offici-
ate.
Burial will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Mahan died Sunday at Semi-
nole Estates Nursing Home at the 
age of 96.
She was born May 12, 1905 in 
Wagner to James and Elizabeth 
Mann.
She married John Mahan on 
Dec. 1, 1928.
Mahan was Postmaster at 
Roland prior to her marriage.
After her marriage she was a 
homemaker.
She was a member of First 
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents and husband.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Barbara Gilstrap, Howe, 
Texas; one sister, Jayne Said, 
Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild.
Lowell Bailey
Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Lowell 
"Bub" Bailey are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday 
at St. John's Episcopal Church in 
Oklahoma City.
Burial will follow at Rest Ha-
ven Memorial Gardens, Semi-
nole.
Bailey died Friday, July 20 at 
the age of 63.
He was born to Loyal W. and 
Aline Bailey on Aug. 20, 1937 in 
Shamrock.
He grew up in Seminole but, at the time of his death, was a resident of Oklahoma City.
Bailey was a barber and a 
member of BPOE.
He was preceded in death by 
his father.
Bailey is survived by his wife, 
Doris, of the home; his mother, 
Aline Bailey, Oklahoma City, 
two children, Belinda Walker, Ft. 
Smith, Ark., and Terri Bailey, 
Oklahoma City; and two grand-
children.
Minnie Myers
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Minnie Myers are sched-
uled for 1 p.m., Friday, July 10.
Rev. C.L. Prevost will offici-
ate.
Interment will follow at West-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Keller Funeral Home.
Myers died July 13, 2001 at 
Presbyterian Hospital at the age 
of 92.
She was born Dec. 23, 1908 in 
Seminole County to Dave and 
Isadore Buekner.
She grew up in Cromwell and 
graduated from high school in 
Topeka, Kans.
Myers attended Langston Uni-
versity.
She married S.M. Myers on 
April 5, 1939.
She was a retired teacher a 
member of Middle Creek Baptist 
Church in Sasakwa.
Myers also was a volunteer for 
the Seminole Nation Museum and 
Historical Society.
She is survived by her hus-
band, S.M. Myers, of Wewoka; 
two sisters Verna Taliaferro, 
Tulsa, and Vernice Howard, Al-
buquerque, N.M.
Pallbearers will be Delbert 
Burnett, Dominic Burnett, 
Maurice Scott, Royal Taliaferro, 
Jr., and Willie Guient.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
Lee Moore, Basil Phillips, Clyde 
Spencer, J.B. Thurmond, and 
Eddie Smith, Sr.
Josh Hawkins 
Funeral services for Ada resi-
dent Josh Micah “Sasquatch” 
Hawkins are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Thursday at Snake Creek 
Church.
Rev. Larry Hawkins, Rev. Jeff 
Frazier, and Rev. Bill Hobia will 
officiate.
Hawkins died Sunday, July 15, 
2001 in Holdenville at the age of 
16.
He was born April 10, 1985 to 
Jimmy and Carol (Harjo) Haw-
kins.  
He was a lifelong resident of 
Ada and a sophomore at Byng 
High School.
Hawkins was taken home until 
Wednesday evening when he will 
be taken to Snake Creek Church.
The family will open the 
grave.
He was preceded in death by 
his mother; grandmother, Lucy 
Harjo; and grandfather, John 
Hawkins.
Hawkins is survived by his 
father, Jimmy Hawkins, of Ada; 
one sister, Derekah Hawkins Kil-
crease, of Ada; four brothers, Ca-
sey Hawkins, Kelly Hawkins, and 
Toby Hawkins, all of Ada, and 
Jimmy E. Hawkins, PFC, of San 
Diego, Calif.; one grandmother, 
Evelyn Hawkins, of Ada; one 
grandfather, Edmond Harjo, of 
Ada; and family members in Lit-
tle.
Pallbearers will be James 
Harjo, James Richard, Tony 
Fixico, Eddie Wright, Toby 
Hawkins, and Jimmy H awkins. 
James Narcomey
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident James Narcomey are 
scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday 
at the Mekusukey Indian Baptist 
Church with the Rev. Bill Hobia 
officiating. 
A wake service will be held at 
6:30 p.m. Friday at Swearingen 
Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Brown 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Narcomey died Tuesday, July 
17th  at Holdenville General Hos-
pital at the age of 91.
He was born to Peter James 
Cheparaney Narcomey and Lucy 
(Stamp) Narcomey on Sept. 21, 
1909 in Seminole County.
Narcomey married Martha 
(Jones) Narcomey who preceded 
him in death on Dec. 9, 1984.
Narcomey was a lifelong 
Seminole County resident and 
was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was deacon at the Mekusu-
key Indian Baptist Church, and 
was also a retired carpenter and 
roofer.
Narcomey was preceded in 
death by his wife; one son, Tho-
mas Narcomey; five brothers and 
one sister.
He is survived by two sons, 
Cecil Narcomey, Tulsa, and Noah 
Narcomey, Denver, Colo.; three 
brothers, Phillip Narcomey, 
Lawton, Andrew Narcomey, Del 
City, and Paul Narcomey, Salt 
Lake City, Utah; one sister, 
Wisey Narcomey, Bowlegs; and 
six granchildren.
James Redwine
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident James Elbert Redwine 
are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday 
at the Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel with the Rev. Ray Belford 
and Dr. James Sill officiating.
Burial will follow at the 
I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norman.
Redwine died Tuesday at Inte-
grated Specialists in Midwest 
City at the age of 87.
He was born to James Burdick 
Redwine and Puella (Grissom) 
Redwine on May 15, 1914 in 
Norman.
Redwine and his family moved 
to Seminole in 1927, after 
spending his first 13 years in 
Norman. 
He graduated from Seminole 
High School and attended Okla-
homa University where he stud-
ied journalism.
Redwine was a self-employed 
businessman and was a charter 
member of the First Christian 
Church of Seminole.
He is preceded in death by his 
parents.
Redwine is survived by an un-
cle, Bob Redwine, Houston, 
Texas; and a multitude of cousins 
and friends.
Lloyd Sanders
Funeral services for Lloyd L. 
Sanders, father of Maud resident 
Bobbie Palmer, are scheduled for 
10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Avoca 
Church of Christ in Asher with 
the Rev. Dallas Barnes officiat-
ing.
Burial will follow at the Te-
cumseh Cemetery under the di-
rection of Knight Funeral Home 
in Maud.
Sanders died Sunday at 
Shawnee Regional Hospital at the 
age of 86.
He was born to Thomas 
Garrett Sanders and Laura Bessie 
(Davis) Sanders on Nov. 20, 1914 
in Tribbey.
Sanders married Ethel E. 
Chambers on July 6, 1933 in 
Macomb.
He was a lifelong resident of 
Asher, and was president of 
Sanders Laboratory and was also 
a rancher. 
Sanders was a member of the 
Avoca Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by his 
wife, one brother and two sisters.
Sanders is survived by one 
son, Kenneth Sanders, Tecumseh; 
three daughters, Bobbie Palmer, 
Maud, Towana Gober, Bethel 
Acres, and Linda Milburn, Te-
cumseh; one brother, Jack Sand-
ers, Pearson; one sister, Aleta 
Pettit, Pearson; 14 grandchildren, 
36 great-grandchildren, and 15 
great-great grandchildren.
Biva Palmer
Funeral services for Maud 
resident Biva Mae Palmer are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
the First Assembly of God 
Church in Maud with the Rev. 
Tim Martin officiating.
Burial will follow at Cum-
mings Cemetery in Maud under 
the direction of Cooper Funeral 
Home, Tecumseh.
Palmer died Friday in Maud at 
the age of 78.
She was born to Carlous 
Cleveland and Hettie Angline 
(Casey) Martin on July 8, 1923 in 
Newton County, Ark.
Palmer moved to Oklahoma as 
a child with her parents and was 
reared at Punkin Center, southeast 
of Maud.  
She attended Central School 
and lived in the Seminole and 
Maud area most of her life.
Palmer was a provider in home 
health care.
She was a member of the First 
Assembly of God Church in 
Maud.
Palmer is preceded in death by 
her parents; one brother, Bois 
Martin; and two sisters, Marie 
Hopper and Vala Dee Lewis.
She is survived by two sons, 
Elmer C. Hooper, Ada, and Louis 
R. Hooper, Tecumseh; one 
brother Rev. Lois Martin, Maud; 
one sister, Jessie Self, Seminole; 
three grandchildren and seven 
great-grandchildren.
Bessie Kernal
Funeral services for Semi-
nole resident Bessie Kernal are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at 
Church of Christ in Little. 
Rusty Dawson will offici-
ate.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Kernal died in Seminole 
Saturday, July 14, 2001, at the 
age of 86.
She was a life-long resident 
of Seminole County.
She was born Nov. 25, 1914 
at the Twin Oaks community 
north of Seminole to Edward 
Franklin and Annie Bell 
Brown.
She married Eugene Kernal 
on Oct. 11, 1935 in Okmulgee.  
He preceded her in death on 
Nov. 28 1989.
Kernal was a housewife and 
a member of the Church of 
Christ in Little.
She is survived by one sis-
ter, Maudean Sarvash of 
Woodward; one brother, E.E. 
Brown of Seminole; two sons 
and daughters-in-law, Gene 
and Burma Kernal and Dickie 
and Carolyn Kernal, both of 
Seminole; three daughters and 
sons-in-law, Colleen Sebourn 
of Maud, Deloris and Morris 
Jackson of Norman and Teresa 
and Thad Ashcraft of Semi-
nole; 11 grandchildren, 
Allyson Jackson, Thad Ash-
craft, Cheradyn Kernal, Brent 
Kernal, Melissa Knox, Randy 
Ashcraft, Todd Kernal, 
Stephanie Kernal, Mark Jack-
son, Chad Kernal and Matthew 
Jackson; and 13 great-
grandchildren, Matthew Jack-
son, Matthew Kernal, Lindsy 
Knox, Mandi Jackson, Casady 
Ashcraft, Lexi Ashcraft, Tay-
lor Ashcraft, Ashley Kernal, 
Blake Ashcraft, Jared Ash-
craft, Aliya Kernal, Averey 
Kernal and Cale Ashcraft.
Her grandsons will be cas-
ket bearers.
Honorary casket bearers are 
Buster Pace, Eugene Warren-
burg, Larry Vickers, Dempsey 
Chesser, Jeff Davis and How-
ard Byerly. 
Kernal
Esloney Cully
Funeral services for longtime 
Konawa resident Esloney B. 
Cully, 66, are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Monday at Pickard Funeral 
Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
the funeral home.
Cully died Friday, July 13,m 
2001 in Ada.
He was born Aug. 11, 1934 in 
Vamoosa to John and Nancy 
(Lee) Cully.
Although employed in Okla-
homa City, Cully lived most of 
his life in the Konawa area.
He was a member of the Bird 
Creek Baptist Church.
He was married to Betty Jane 
(Underwood) Cully in Wewoka; 
she preceded him in death.
Cully was also preceded in 
death by his parents.
Survivors include two sons, 
John Edward Cully, Konawa and 
Micheal Lee Cully, Ada; two 
daughters, Barbara Gaines, Ada, 
and Phyllis Bigpond Cully, Cali-
fornia; one brother, Richmond 
Cully, Konawa; one sister, Peggy 
Mahone, Oklahoma City; and 
seven grandchildren.
Julie Ann Dutton	
Graveside services for Konawa 
resident Julie Ann Dutton are 
scheduled to be held Saturday, 
July 14  at 10:30 a.m. at Greenhill 
Cemetery in Lindsay with the 
Rev. Robert Teel officiating.
She died Thursday at the age 
of 88.
Dutton was born Sunday, Jan. 
19, 1913 in Konawa to Georgia 
Anna (Fields) and Russell Samuel 
Timmons.
Dutton was a homemaker who 
was preceded in death by her first 
husband, William Clarence 
Hughes, and her second husband, 
Harvey Dutton.
She is survived by three 
daughters, Clara Rosetta Brooks, 
Konawa, Carolyn King and 
Louise Clark, both of Lindsay; 
three sons, Alan Dutton, Carl 
Dutton, and Edward Dutton all of 
Lindsay; 27 grandchildren, 58 
grandchildren, and eight great-
great grandchildren.
Lyman Berrie
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Lyman M. Berrie are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
the Stout Funeral Home Chapel 
with Pastor Stanley Buckmaster 
officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home, We-
woka.
Berrie passed away on Mon-
day at the University of Okla-
homa Medical Center in Okla-
homa City at the age of 83.
He was born to Lyman and 
Lizzie (Taylor) Berrie on Jan. 14, 
1918.
Berrie married Elizabeth 
(Connie) Kundrack in St. Clair, 
Pa.
In 1946 the couple made their 
home in Wewoka.  Both were 
very active members of the Sev-
enth Day Adventist Church in 
Seminole where Berrie also held 
the title of treasurer  until his re-
tirement.
He is a past president of the 
Wewoka Rotary Club and he ran 
the Berrie Radio and Television 
Store on 2nd Street in Wewoka for 
numerous years.
Lyman also served in the 
South Pacific in World War II.
He is preceded in death by his 
wife and parents.
Lyman is survived by two sis-
ter-in-laws, Lillian Henry, Roch-
ester, N.H. and Gloria Rightmyer, 
Ridley Park, Pa.; two nieces, Glo-
ria Harley, St. Clair, Pa. and 
Michele Kundrack, Alameda, 
Calif.; one nephew, Mark Kun-
drack, New Berlinsville, Pa.; and 
three cousins, Harold Berrie, J. 
Albert Berrie, and J.R. (Bob) Ber-
rie all of Kansas.
Irene Reynolds
Funeral services for Semi-
nole resident Irene Reynolds, 
94, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at First Baptist 
Church Chapel.
Dr. Kelvin Moseley will of-
ficiate at the services. Inter-
ment will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Reynolds died Thursday, 
July 12, 2001 at Seminole Es-
tates Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1906  
to J.C. and Loretta (Carnahan) 
Hogue in Indian Territory, 
what is now Marietta.
Reynolds moved to Semi-
nole in 1928 from Wilson, then 
from 1944-94 divided her time 
between San Jose, Calif. and 
Miami, Fla.
She came back to Seminole 
in 1994.
She had worked as a wait-
ress and hostess for many 
years.
Reynolds was a member of 
the Lydia Sunday School class.
She was married to Earl 
Reynolds on July 4, 1923 in 
Oklahoma. He preceded her in 
death in 1935.
She was also preceded in 
death by one son, Donald Rey-
nolds in 1985, five brothers, 
one sister and one half-brother.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Louise and 
Norman Carpenter, Seminole; 
two grandchildren, Don Car-
penter of Norman and Rusty 
and Allison Carpenter of Nor-
man; three great-
grandchildren, Brett Carpenter, 
Dustin Carpenter and Nicole 
Carpenter, all of Norman; and 
several nieces.
Casket bearers are listed as 
Emery Magruder, Terry How-
ard, Dub Childers, Ron Sos-
bee, Bob Williams And Hulett 
Edgmon.
Honorary bearers include 
Jack Reynolds, D.C. Neil, Bob 
Lenard, Fred Ellison, Don Ra-
ney and members of the Adult 
F Sunday School class.

Reynolds
Sherman Wilson
Graveside services for former 
Seminole County resident 
Sherman B. Wilson are scheduled 
for 3 p.m. Friday at the Maple 
Grove cemetery with the Rev. 
Steve Cline officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple 
Grove cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Wilson died Monday at his 
home in Goodwater, Ala., at the 
age of 100.
He was born Oct. 7, 1900 in 
Green Forest, Ark. to John Alvin 
Wilson and Martha Albertine 
(Davis) Wilson.
Wilson married Beulah Lenora 
(Sullenger) on March 14, 1931 in 
Wewoka.  
He was a Seminole County 
resident from 1903-1947 and 
graduated from Seminole High 
school.
Wilson was a Yukon resident 
from 1947-1996, and attended the 
University of Oklahoma for 1 
year.
He was a self-employed retired 
carpenter.
Wilson is preceded in death by 
his first wife, Nora Oretha Wil-
son; his second wife Beulah 
Lenora Wilson; his parents; one 
daughter, Doris Jean Wilson; 
seven brothers and one sister.
He is survived by four sons, 
Jimmy L. Wilson, Las Vegas, 
Nev., Myloe G. Wilson, Wynne-
wood, Dale A. Wilson, Goodwa-
ter, Ala., and Terry Don Wilson, 
Wilburton; two daughters, Jane 
Campbell, Yukon, and Carol Sue 
Olson, Willis, Texas; 17 grand-
children; 22 great-grandchildren; 
and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Willie Woolsey
Funeral services for Cromwell 
resident Willie “Faye” Woolsey 
are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday 
at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel 
in Wewoka with the Rev. Larry 
Chesser officiating.
Interment will follow at Sand 
Creek Cemetery, north of Crom-
well and I-40, under the direction 
of Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka.
Woolsey passed away Tuesday  
at the Shawnee Regional Hospital 
at the age of 49.
She was born on May 18, 1952 
in Elk City to R.W. and Erie 
Elizabeth (Rayburn) Cowell.
Woolsey was reared and edu-
cated in the McAlester area.
On Nov. 21, 1985, she married 
Randy Woolsey in Wewoka.
Woolsey enlisted in the U.S. 
Air Force serving in the U.S. & 
Germany.
After her honorable discharge, 
she made her home in the 
Holdenville area.
Woolsey was an active mem-
ber of the Miniature Horse Asso-
ciation.
She raised and trained horses 
in the Cromwell area all of her 
life.
Woolsey is preceded in death 
by her first husband, Corky 
Rumley; her mother, and one 
brother, John Harvey Cowell.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Randy, of the home; three 
sons, Tommy Ray Smith, Jr., 
Tyler, Texas; Jimbob Smith, 
Midway, Texas; and Walter 
Rumley, Westmoreland, Tenn.; 
one daughter, Tonya Wurtz, We-
woka; two step-daughters, Rene’ 
Ellen Woolsey, Little Axe; and 
Julia Ann Woolsey of the home; 
two granddaughters, Shannon 
Faye Wurtz and Tiffany Ann 
Wurtz; her father; two sisters, 
Mary Jane Hillard, Sulphur; and 
Peggy Wilson, Cromwell; one 
brother, Billy Cowell, Seminole; 
and a host of other relatives and 
many friends.
Pallbearers are Keith Quinalty, 
Gene Goodnight, Leon Good-
night, Lonnie Kean, Steve Peatree 
and Matt Quinalty.
Bill Burton
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Bill Frank Burton are 
scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. 
at the Pickard Funeral Home 
Chapel in Konawa with Rev. Pam 
Shirk and Rev. J.B. Bond offici-
ating.
Burial will follow at Konawa 
Cemetery.
Burton died Monday in Ko-
nawa at the age of 72.
He was born April 12, 1929  in 
Konawa to Gladys Amy (Jones) 
and Herman Floyd Burton.
Burton married Rogene 
(Croom) in Okmulgee on Aug. 6, 
1955.
He served in the U.S. Army 
during the Korean War
Burton was a pipefitter and oil-
field worker, who lived all of his 
life in Konawa.
His activities and associations 
included Boy Scouts, the Konawa 
Round-up club, the Odd Fellows, 
the Konawa City Council, the 
American Legion, and the Elks 
Club.
He was also a lifetime member 
of the Konawa United Methodist 
Church.
Burton is preceded in death by 
his parents.
He is survived by his wife, 
Rogene, of the home; and two 
daughters, Cynthia Jane Burton, 
Houston, Texas; and Catherine 
Ann Shuffield, Stillwater.
Pallbearers are Darrel Walker, 
Charles Carpenter, Jack Terry, 
Mickey Johnson, Pete Williams, 
Tim Green, Harrel Kennedy, and 
Lester Braddock.
Honorary pallbearers are Herb 
Walker, Bill Houston, John 
Phelps, Roy Hughes, Dan 
Khoury, Milton Courtney, and 
Walt Lamb.
Bill Hall
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Bill A. 
Hall are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sat-
urday at the Swearingen Funeral 
Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim 
Waller officiating.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Hall died Wednesday at his 
home in Shawnee at the age of 
80.
He was born Jan. 30, 1921 in 
Hominy to Ned and Olive M. 
(Bradfield) Hall.
Hall married Lessie Margaret 
(Wilkerson) Hall on Oct. 15, 
1942 in Seminole.  Hall was a 
Seminole County resident for 79 
years.
He was an Army staff sergeant 
receiving a good conduct medal, 
a Bronze Star medal, and a Phil-
ippine Liberation ribbon with one 
Bronze Star.
Hall retired from CNG (Con-
solidated Natural Gas) as a field 
foreman in 1986.
He is preceded in death by his 
parents; his wife, Margaret; his 
daughter, Shirley June Hall; and 
several brothers and sisters.
Hall is survived by one son, 
Wayne Hall, Shawnee; one 
daughter, Carol Ann Hartman, 
Shawnee; one brother, Jim Hall, 
Earlsboro; one sister, Ethel Har-
ris, Midwest City; and three 
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Greg Hall, Jeff 
Hall, Bill Hartman, David Hall, 
Jim Wilkerson, and Dee Wilker-
son. 
Mary Dassler
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Mary Beth 
Dassler are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Thursday at the Grace Full Gos-
pel Fellowship Pentecostal 
Church of Crowder, with the Rev. 
Chester Denny officiating.
Burial will follow at the Mem-
ory Gardens cemetery, Crowder, 
under the direction of Bishop Fu-
neral Service.
Dassler died Monday at her 
residence in Crowder following a 
lengthy illness at the age of 60.
She was born Dec. 13, 1940 in 
St. Louis, Okla., to Jackson 
Barker and Opal Irene (Ogden) 
Nixon.
Dassler attended St. Louis 
High School and graduated vale-
dictorian of her senior class.
She participated as a four year 
starter on the basketball team and 
received several academic 
awards.
Dassler lived most of her life 
in Seminole where she married 
Benny Lee Dassler on Aug. 13, 
1983 at St. Mark Episcopal 
Church.
She moved to Crowder in 1989 
and was a member of the All 
Saints Episcopal Church of 
McAlester.
Dassler worked and retired as 
an industrial engineer for Wran-
gler-Blue Bell Inc., men’s wear in 
Seminole and Sydney, Australia.  
She later was employed at Uni-
first in Wilburton.
She is preceded in death by her 
parents, Jack and Opal Nixon; 
one brother, Robert Arthur 
Nixon; two daughters, Jana 
Christine Norman and Jary An-
geline Norman.
Dassler is survived by her hus-
band, Benny, of the home; a 
daughter/granddaughter, Holly 
Elizabeth Nave, Crowder; one 
great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers are Mike Roby, 
James Smith, David Smith, Bill 
Bowen, Kent Allen, and Lonnie 
Dassler.
Honorary pallbearers are Steve 
and Cathy Kitchens, Larry and 
Judy Davenport, Karen Roby, 
Dee Ann Allen, Pat Smith, Judy 
and Jerry King, Vonnie Chavez, 
Mary Jo Bowen, Doug Deal, 
Tommy and Wanda Callison and 
Wesley Allen.
James Carter
Former Seminole County resi-
dent James Laverne Carter, 82, 
died at his home in Perry on 
Wednesday, June 25.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1918 
to James D. and Bertha (Long) 
Carter.
Carter attended school in 
Seminole, and was a resident of 
Perry for over 30 years.
He was a retired oil field pum-
per and a veteran, having served 
in the Air Force during World 
War II.
Carter was preceded in death 
by his parents and four brothers, 
Cotton, Harvey, Bud and Charles.
He is survived by his wife, 
Donna, of the home; one son, 
Gregory of  Louisana; one 
daughter, Meredyth, Oklahoma 
City; five brothers, Billy Carter 
and Gary Carter, both of Semi-
nole; Melvin Carter and Jimmy 
Carter, both of Shawnee; and 
Lonnie Carter, Ratcliff City; four 
sisters, Edna Williams, La Porte, 
Texas; Maxine Cole, Jenks; Betty 
Ruiz, Tecumseh; and Gloria 
Grimes, Midland, Texas; and 
three grandchildren.
Carter was taken for crema-
tion, and no services were held.
Buddy ‘Sonny’ Cunningham
Buddy “Sonny” Cunningham, 
a Wewoka resident passed away 
on Friday, June 29th, at Integris 
Health Baptist Medical Center at 
the age of 59.
He was born to Clarence 
Homer and Thelma Catherine 
(Williams) Cunningham in Calvin 
on Sept. 7, 1941.
Cunningham was reared in the 
Holdenville and Wewoka area 
and is a 1960 graduate of We-
woka High School.
In that same year, he married 
Jacque Shipley.
Sonny worked for Schlumber-
ger Well Service in California 
from 1960 to 1970.
He then returned home to run 
the family farm.
Cunningham is preceded in 
death by his parents and his twin 
brother, Bryan Cunningham, in 
1941.
He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Mona Good and husband 
Mike of Seminole; one son, 
Roger Cummingham and Tonnya 
of Wewoka; one stepdaughter, 
Tiffany Baker of Plano, Texas; 
one step-son, Taylor Tisdale of 
Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, 
Krystal, Adam, Brittany, Jade, 
Barrett, and Brennan; four sisters, 
Neva Alt of Holdenville, Velda 
Hough of Bartlesville, Enide 
Adair of Oklahoma City, and 
Barbara Forsythe of Plano, Texas; 
and two brothers, John Cunning-
ham of Ardmore, and David 
Cunningham of Rowlett, Texas.
Memorial services were 
scheduled for today at the Stout 
Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka 
under the direction of the Stout 
Funeral Home.

Buddy ‘Sonny’ Cunningham

Buddy "Sonny" Cunningham, a Wewoka resident passed away on Friday, June 29th, at Integris Health Baptist Medical Center at the age of 59.

He was born to Clarence Homer and Thelma Catherine (Williams) Cunningham in Calvin on Sept. 7, 1941.

Cunningham was reared in the Holdenville and Wewoka area and is a 1960 graduate of Wewoka High School.

In that same year, he married Jacque Shipley.

Sonny worked for Schlumberger Well Service in California from 1960 to 1970.

He then returned home to run the family farm.

Cunningham is preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Bryan Cunningham, in 1941.

He is survived by one daughter, Mona Good and husband Mike of Seminole; one son, Roger Cummingham and Tonnya of Wewoka; one stepdaughter, Tiffany Baker of Plano, Texas; one step-son, Taylor Tisdale of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Krystal, Adam, Brittany, Jade, Barrett, and Brennan; four sisters, Neva Alt of Holdenville, Velda Hough of Bartlesville, Enide Adair of Oklahoma City, and Barbara Forsythe of Plano, Texas; and two brothers, John Cunningham of Ardmore, and David Cunningham of Rowlett, Texas.

Memorial services were scheduled for today at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka under the direction of the Stout Funeral Home.

Wanda Little
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Wanda 
Jo Little are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Thursday at the Hitchitee Meth-
odist Church located in the Stro-
ther area, with Rev. Abraham 
Jackson and Rev. Michael Svitak 
officiating.
Burial will follow at the 
Hitchitee Church cemetery under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Little died Saturday at the age 
of 63, at Midwest City Regional 
Hospital.
She was born June 29, 1938 in 
Prague to George and Maudie 
(Bryan) Coker.
Little was a lifelong resident of 
the Strother-Little community and 
was a member of the Hitchitee 
Methodist Church.
    She married Mitchell Little on 
Feb. 26, 1953 in Shawnee who 
preceded her in death in 1984.
    Little was a retired tool crib 
attendant from Tinker Air Force 
Base.
    She is preceded in death by her 
husband; her father, George 
Coker; her mother, Maudie 
Coker; a daughter, Michelle Lit-
tle; and a grandchild, Ted 
Brockie.
     Little is survived by her sons 
and daughters-in-law, Osceola, 
Sr. and Cena Little, Seminole; 
Jason and Becky Little, Shawnee; 
and Tony and Yolanda Tiger, 
Oklahoma City; her daughter and 
son-in-laws, Dixie and Mickey 
Brockie, Hays, Mont.; Shelia and 
Leonard Harjo, Ada; and Reta 
Little, Seminole; one brother, 
Frank Coker, Locust Grove; one 
sister, Susan Griffin, 
Fredericksburg, Texas; 17 grand-
children, Mecv Brockie, Donny 
Keller, Shyla Keller-Price, Joe 
Little, Sharkara Keller, Preston 
Little, Cody Harjo, Osceola Lit-
tle, Jr., Hank Brockie, Mitchell 
Little, Mitch Price, Stacy Little, 
Colleen Brockie, Dakota Little, 
Dallas Little, Aaron Tiger and 
Jason Tiger; three great-
grandchildren, Jalen Brockie, 
Kobe Brockie and Sierra Price.
     Casketbearers are Mecv 
Brockie, Donny Keller, Joe Little, 
Preston Little, Osceola Little Jr., 
Hank Brockie, Danny Little, 
Bruce Harjo, Nathan Harjo and 
Rick Campbell.
      Honorary bearers are Mark 
Harnsberry, Donald Little, Tony 
Davis, Ron Melton, Percy Harjo, 
Pete Harjo, Jim Brown and Neil 
Wyscoft. 
Eva Mae Patterson
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Eva Mae (Edwards) Pat-
terson are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
Monday, July 2 at First Baptist 
Church in Konawa with the Rev. 
Charley Henthorn officiating.
Burial will follow at Konawa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home.
She died Friday at the age of 
78.
Patterson was born Jan. 16, 
1923 in Roland to William and 
Iva Belle Edwards.
 She married Marvin Patterson 
in Talihina on June 19, 1940.  
She was a Stanley Home 
Products employee for 42 years 
and a member of the First Baptist 
Church of Konawa.
Patterson was preceded in 
death by three sisters, Opal 
Brewer, Wanda Moore and Alma 
Crane, and one brother, Charles 
Edwards.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Marvin Patterson, Konawa; 
three sons, Marvin Patterson, Ko-
nawa, Brad Patterson, Midwest 
City, and John Patterson, Denton, 
Texas; one brother, Billy Joe Ed-
wards, Oklahoma City; and three 
sisters Agness Brown, Konawa, 
Nancy Woods, Maysville and 
Patsy Whitehead, Fairhope, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Tim Cof-
fey, Randall Brewer, Nathan 
Graves, Archie Moore, Wayne 
Brown and Doug Harryman.
Alma Green
Funeral services for Ko-
nawa resident Alma Lee Green 
were scheduled for Saturday at 
Pickard Chapel with the Rev. 
Ed George officiating.
Burial will follow at the 
Vamoosa Cemetery under the 
direction of Pickard Funeral 
Home.
Green died Wednesday, 
June 27 at the age of 69.
She was born July 4, 1931 
to Ben and Claudia Mullins in 
Prue.
She married Harvey Green 
in Torrance, Calif. on May 8, 
1959.
She moved to Konawa in 
Aug. of 1992.
She was preceded in death 
by three daughters, Vickie 
Rummell, Brenda Lee Orton 
and Diane Lynn Green, and 
her father, Benjamin Mullins.
She is survived by her hus-
band; one daughter, Billie 
Fleck; one son, Harvey Green 
Jr.; her mother, Claudia Mul-
lins; two brothers, Louie Mul-
lins and Bennie Mullins; one 
sister, Leoma Barley; two 
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Danny 
Khoury, Leo Kuestersteffen, 
Zeb Kuestersteffen, Matthew 
Kuestersteffen, Tony Kuester-
steffen and Jimmy Morehead.
ARLINGTON -- Brian K. 
Davis, 42, an attorney, died 
Friday, June 29, 2001 in 
Arlington, Texas.
Funeral: 11:00 AM Monday 
at First Baptist Church, 
Arlington. Burial: Andice 
Cemetery, Andice, Texas. 
Visitation: 6 - 8 PM Sunday 
at the funeral home. 
For those that desire, 
memorials may be made to 
the Alexander Graham Bell 
Association for the Hearing 
Impaired, 2000 M Street, 
N.W., #310, Washington 
D.C. 20036. 
Around 4:30 am June 29th, 
Brian Davis passed away 
from a yet undetermined 
illness. The world lost a kind, 
caring and intelligent 
Christian man, devoted 
father, treasured husband, 
cherished son, wonderful 
brother, loyal friend, and the 
list goes on. He earned his 
B.A. at Oklahoma Baptist 
University and J.D. from the 
University of Tulsa; he was a 
self-employed attorney in 
Fort Worth specializing in 
civil law. 
Survivors: Wife of 11 1/2 
years, Kathy Davis of 
Arlington; sons, Joshua 
Daniel Davis and Jacob 
Samuel Davis of Arlington; 
parents, Bill and Donna Davis 
of Seminole, Okla; brother, 
Mike Davis and fiance, Mary 
Henniger of A ddison, 
Texas; sister and brother-in-
law, Lisa and Bill Campbell of 
Seminole, Okla; nieces, 
LaDawna and Rebecca 
Campbell of Seminole, Okla, 
Haley Rene Huffman of Fort 
Worth; father and mother-in-
law, Joe and Jean Myers of 
Arlington; sister-in-law, 
Debbie Huffman and 
husband, Chris of Fort 
Worth; numerous other 
relatives and friends in Texas 
and Oklahoma. .
Arlington Funeral Home 
Arlington, (817) 548-1791
Alma Green
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Alma Lee Green, 69, are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at 
Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.
Rev. Ed George will officiate 
at the services. Interment will 
follow at Vamoosa Cemetery un-
der the direction of the funeral 
home.
Green died Wednesday, June 
27, 2001.
She was born July 4, 1931 in 
Prue to Ben and Claudia (Garri-
son) Mullins.
A homemaker, Green lived in 
the Konawa area since August of 
1992.
She married Harvey Green in 
Torrance, Calif., on May 8, 1959. 
He survives her of the home.
She was preceded in death by 
one daughter, Vickie Rummell on 
Dec. 12, 2000.
Other survivors include one 
daughter, Billie Lynn Fleck; her 
parents; one sister, Leoma Barley; 
two grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
Otto Miller
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Otto Gus Miller are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at 
the Pickard Funeral Home Chapel 
with the Rev. Charlie Henthorn 
officiating.
Burial will follow at the Va-
moosa Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Pickard Funeral Home, 
Konawa.
Miller died Tuesday in Ko-
nawa at the age of 88.
He was born  July 10, 1912 in 
Fredrick to Georgia Ann (Billing-
sley) Joiner and E.P. Joiner.
Miller married Dealva (Austin) 
Miller in Perryton, Texas, on 
Nov. 29, 1941.
He worked maintenance for 
Celanese Chemical Co.
Miller moved to Konawa from 
Pampa, Texas in 1988, and was a 
member of the First Baptist 
Church of Konawa.
He is preceded in death by his 
parents, three granddaughters, 
one brother, and two sisters.
Miller is survived by his wife, 
Dealva, of the home; two sons, 
Thomas Edward Miller, of the 
home, and Sammy Miller, Ko-
nawa; one brother, Tom Joiner, 
Mangum; one sister, Berniece 
Balusak, Kilgore, Texas; and one 
grandchild.
James Dodd
Graveside memorial services 
for James H. Dodd, the father of a 
Seminole resident, are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Thursday at Maple 
Grove Cemetery.
Rev. Robert Hightower will 
officiate.
Dodd died in Oklahoma City 
Monday at the age of 83.
He was born in Fairbury, Mo. 
to Joseph and Christine Dodd.
He married Leona Beleele  in 
Tecumseh on Jan. 24, 1938.
Dodd served in the U.S. Army 
during World War II and was 
awarded a Purple Heart and 
Bronze Star.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents, four sisters and one 
brother.
He is survived by his wife; 
four daughters, Violet Dodd, 
Muldrow, Jeannie Dodd, Semi-
nole, Rebecca Broadway, Sa-
sakwa, and Twala Dodd, Coal-
gate; three sons, Marvin Dodd, 
Tuskahoma, Jody Dodd, 
McAlester and Donald Dodd, 
Coalgate; 29 grandchildren and  
31 great-grandchildren.
Fay Cauthron
A memorial service for Fay 
Ova (Odor) Cauthron was sched-
uled for June 18 at the Sand 
Springs United Methodist 
Church.
Cauthron died June 16, 2001 at 
her home in Sapulpa.
Cauthron was involved in 
newspaper publishing during the 
1950’s with The Seminole Pro-
ducer and also operated the 
Seminole Tag Agency and H & R 
Block Offices.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Hal Cauthron Sr.
She is survived by one brother, 
George Odor, Seminole; one sis-
ter, Elsie Rider, Shawnee; two 
sons, Hal Cauthron Jr., Bethany 
and Danny Cauthron, Siloam 
Springs, Ark.; twin daughters, 
Amy Miller, Sand Springs and 
Cynthia Cauthron, Sapulpa; six 
grandchildren, three great-
grandchildren, two nieces and 
two nephews. 
Rowena Garrett
Funeral services for Maud 
resident Rowena Mae Garrett are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday 
at First Baptist Church in Maud 
under the direction of Knight Fu-
neral Home.
Burial will follow at Cum-
mings Cemetery.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate.
Garrett died Sunday, June 17 
at the age of 78.
She was born on Nov. 17, 
1922 in Enid to Fred and Mille 
(LeGand) Richardson.
She married Ralph C. Garrett 
on September 19, 1939 in 
Caldwell, Kans.
She retired as Postmaster at the 
Maud Post Office in 1987. 
Garrett was a member of Trin-
ity Baptist Church in Maud. 
She is survived by her hus-
band; one brother, Fred 
Richardson; one daughter, Vicki 
Seeney; two sons, Vernon Garrett 
and Jack Garrett; nine grandchil-
dren and seven great-
grandchildren.
Gwen Austin
Graveside funeral services for 
Seminole resident Gwen Austin 
were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday 
morning at Vamoosa Cemetery 
with Rev. Kevin Moseley offici-
ated.
Austin died Sunday, June 17 at 
the ago of 67.
She was born Aug. 31, 1933 in 
Seminole to Jay and Elaine 
(Long) Austin.  
She attended Vamoosa 
Schools.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, two sons, and one 
sister.
Austin is survived by her 
stepmother, Imogene Austin, 
Seminole; one son, Robert Burns, 
Pittsburg, Calif.;  five grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchildren.
Anjilyn ‘A.J.’ Coody
Anjilyn Raegene Coody 
passed away on Saturday, June 
16, 2001 at St. Francis Hospi-
tal in Tulsa at the age of 13.  
She was born to Andrew 
Coody Jr. and Carolyn Hall on 
Sept. 30, 1987 in Ada, OK.  
A.J. just completed her seventh 
grade year at Sasakwa High 
School.  She is preceded in 
death by her maternal grand-
father, Lawrence Hall and pa-
ternal grandparents, Andrew 
and Irene J. Coody.
She is survived by:  her par-
ents of the home; brother and 
sister-in-law, Kris and Tonya 
Hall of Sasakwa; brother and 
sister-in-law, Anthony and 
Lisa Hall of Wewoka; one 
nephew, Chance Dale Hall; 
and one niece, Brooklyn Rene’ 
Hall; grandmother, Margi L. 
Hall of Wewoka; seven uncles 
and eight aunts, Rick and 
Vivian Hall of Wewoka, Ray-
mond and Regina Hall of We-
woka, Marty Jackson of 
McAlester, Randy and Jane 
Coody of Sasakwa, Herman 
and Leah Coody of Allen, 
Clifton and Jodi Coody of Sa-
sakwa, and Franchette and 
Gene Berryhill of Wewoka.
A.J. will be transported to 
Spring Baptist Church  in Sa-
sakwa at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 
June 19, 2001.  Funeral serv-
ices are scheduled for 2 p.m., 
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 
Spring Baptist Church in Sa-
sakwa.  Reverend’s Allen 
Miller and Houston Tiger will 
officiate the services.  Pall-
bearers will be Randy Coody, 
Herman Coody, Clifton 
Coody, Franklin Coody, Pat-
rick Harjo and Faren Coody.  
Honorary Pallbearers will be 
Rick Hall, Raymond Hall, 
William Billie, and Jesse 
Wind.  Internment will follow 
at the Harjo Family Cemetery 
in Sasakwa under the direc-
tions of the Stout Funeral 
Home of Wewoka.
Peggy Sisson
Cremation services for former 
Seminole resident Peggy Sisson 
were held June 4 in Plano, Texas.
Sisson was born Feb, 25, 1926 
in Lawton to Mr. and Mrs. D.B. 
Davisson.
She attended school in Semi-
nole and graduated in 1943.  Af-
ter graduation she attended 
Washington University in St. 
Louis, Mo.
She married Dale Sisson at the 
Methodist Church in Norman 
while he was on leave from the 
navy.
After he returned following 
World War II, they made their 
home in Duncan.
Sisson worked as a substitute 
teacher, homemaker and with the 
Boy Scouts.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents and husband.
She is survived by three sons 
and their families, Rob Sisson, 
Plano, Texas; Rick Sisson, Alice, 
Texas and Rusty Sisson, Garland, 
Texas; a brother, Bill Davisson, 
Seminole,  a sister, Donna Davis-
son Smith, Seminole, five grand-
daughters and two great-
grandchildren.
Kay Rains
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Kay Rains are scheduled  
for 11 a.m. Friday at the Assem-
bly of God Church in Konawa.
Rev. Mitch Williams will offi-
ciate.
Burial will follow at Dora 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home.
Rains died Tuesday, June 19 at 
the age of 48.
Rains was born March 25, 
1953 in Seminole to Alfred and 
Grace Hudson.  
She was raised in Konawa and 
was a homemaker.
She married Larry Rains in 
Midwest City on July 18, 1981.
She was preceded in death by 
her mother Grace Herriman, her 
mother Audrey Ralston and father 
Alfred Hudson.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Larry Rains; one son, Mi-
chael Chad Floyd, Oklahoma 
City; two daughters, Cher Rene 
Brown, and Dora Lorene Miller, 
both of Thomas; two brothers 
Denver Foran Jr., and  Kenny Fo-
ran, both of Oklahoma City; three 
sisters Sue Ray, Ada, June 
Chapman, Moore, and Michelle 
Foran, Midwest City and one 
grandchild.
Pallbearers will be the family.
Obie Beene
Funeral services for Obie 
Beene are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel with Rev. Steve Cline of-
ficiating.
Burial will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion Swearingen Funeral Home.
He died Thursday morning at 
Sunset Estates in Maud at the age 
of 85.
Beene was born Sept. 18, 1915 
to Obidiah and Cora Ann Beene 
in Fort Smith, Ark.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army and served during World 
War II.
Beene was a member of Trin-
ity Baptist Church and the local 
798 Pipefitters Union of Tulsa.
He married Ruby Edna Dobbs 
on Feb. 24, 1939 in Fort Smith.  
She preceded him in death in 
1986.  He was also preceded in 
death by his parents.
Beene is survived by one 
daughter, Jaquita Beene, Semi-
nole; one sister, Hazel Thrailkill, 
Oklahoma City and one grandson.
Lottie Long
Funeral services for Sasakwa 
native Lottie E. Long, 86, are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at 
South Colonial Chapel in Okla-
homa City.
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of Vondel L. Smith and 
Son Mortuary.
Long died June 19, 2001 in 
Oklahoma City.
She was born Dec. 19, 1914 to 
Samuel and Emmer Brand in Sa-
sakwa.
When she was young, her 
family moved to a farm in Coop-
erton.
After graduating from Hills 
Business College, she worked 
briefly as a secretary.
She married Lloyd B. Long on 
June 18, 1938. He preceded her in 
death in 1999, after more than 60 
years of marriage.
Long was an original member 
of Prairie Queen Baptist Church, 
where she taught Sunday School.
She later spent many years as a 
secretary at Tinker Air Force 
Base.
Survivors include one sister, 
Edna Lampert, Mangum; one 
brother, Jimmy Brand, Cooper-
ton; three daughters, Pat Court-
ney, Jo Anna Smith, and Barbara 
Austin; and four grandchildren.
Thomas Johnson
Former Seminole County resi-
dent Thomas J. Johnson, 52, died 
Friday, June 15, at Mt. Carmel 
Medical Center, Cherokee, Kan.
Following his and family 
wishes he will be taken for cre-
mation under the direction of the 
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 
Pittsburg, Kan.
Johnson was born Sept. 17, 
1948 in Monett, Mo., to E.E. and 
Pansy Mae (Sells) Johnson.
He married Janey Long on 
May 4, 1970 in Seminole, and 
was a long time resident of the 
area.
Johnson worked as a ware-
houseman for Bowles School 
Supply and National Mills in 
Pittsburg, Kan.
He is preceded in death by his 
parents; an infant son, Tommy 
Dale Johnson; and sister, Betty Jo 
Johnson.
Johnson is survived by his 
wife, Janey, of the home; one 
daughter, Michelle Wood, Un-
iontown, Kan.; five brothers, 
Everett Johnson, Hutchison, Kan., 
Bob Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz., 
Charles Johnson, Drumright, Ce-
cil Johnson, Clinton, and John 
Johnson, Pittsburg, Kan.; one 
sister, Stella Caps-Prose; and two 
grandchildren.
Minnie McDoniel
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Minnie Gertrude 
McDoniel are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Monday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel with the Rev. Chris 
Stinnett officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
McDoniel died Wednesday, 
June 13,  at Pioneer Nursing 
Home in Seminole, at the age of 
97.
She was born to James Alex-
ander Huskey and Martha Jane 
(Clark) Huskey in Strawberry, 
Ark. on June 8, 1904.
She married Magness William 
McDoniel on Oct. 17, 1927, who 
preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 
1987.
McDoniel was a homemaker, 
and a member of the Church of 
Christ, who loved Gardening and 
Flowers.
She is preceded in death by her 
husband, and her parents.
McDoniel is survived by her 
son and daughter-in-law, Bill and 
Margie McDoniel, Chickasha; her 
daughter and son-in-law, Minnie 
Lou and Andy Andrison, Semi-
nole; 3 sisters, Mae Gray, 
Mooresville, N.C., Opal Walls, 
Memphis, Tenn., and Inez Neel, 
Cleveland, Miss.; five grandchil-
dren, Jim Andrison, Mark Andri-
son, Bill Patrick McDoniel, Diana 
Jessee, and Mike McDoniel; and 
six great-grandchildren, Billy 
McDoniel, Ben McDoniel, Sean 
Jessee, Brad Jessee, Katie 
McDoniel, and Ross McDoniel.
Casketbearers are listed as, 
Bill Patrick McDoniel, Mike 
McDoniel, Drew Jessee, Max 
Burnett, Bob Harber, and Syd 
Morgan.
Dent Davis
Funeral services for Seminole 
County resident Dent Davis are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
the Church of Christ in Wewoka, 
with the Rev. Johnny Hinton offi-
ciating.
Interment will follow at the 
Oakwood Cemetery, under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home 
of Wewoka.
Davis died Thursday at Pres-
byterian Hospital in Oklahoma 
City at the age of 89.
He was born to Joseph and 
Margaret (Tucker) Davis on Nov. 
19, 1911, the tenth of twelve 
children in Kemp, Okla.
Davis was drafted into the 
Navy in World War II and spent 
time in the South Pacific foe sev-
eral months, returning home to 
west Texas after the war was 
over.  He continued to farm in 
Texas until 1950.
He then moved his family back 
to Oklahoma and went to work 
for Tinker Field.
Davis retired from Tinker Air 
Force Base in 1963 and spent 
much of the time thereafter rais-
ing cattle and other livestock on 
the family homeplace near Sa-
sakwa.
He joined the Church of Christ 
of Wewoka in 1972 and has been 
a faithful member since that time.
Davis is preceded in death by 
his parents; his wife Alice; a 
daughter, Eva Elizabeth; five sis-
ters and six brothers.
He is survived by two sons, 
Leonard Davis, Oklahoma City, 
and Sammie Davis, Prague; two 
daughters, Wanda Mendenhall, 
Shawnee, and Barbara Rondeau, 
Holland, Mich.; 15 grandchildren, 
21 great-grandchildren, and five 
great-great-granchildren.
Pallbearers will be Keith 
Davis, Randy Davis, Michael 
Davis, Tyler Davis, Steven Davis, 
and Dent Collier.
Honorary bearers will be 
Wesley Mendenhall and Jason 
Collier. 
James Ellis		
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident James Ellis are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the 
Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortu-
ary Chapel, 6934 S. Western, 
Oklahoma City.
Burial will be at Rest Haven 
Memorial Park in Shawnee.
Ellis was born Feb. 14. 1942 in 
Seminole to Ray and Bess Ellis.
He was veldictorian of his 
senior class at Pleasant Grove and 
attended the University of Okla-
homa on scholarship. 
He also served in the National 
Guard 45th Infantry during the 
Vietnam War.    He worked at the 
Federal Aviation Administration 
in Oklahoma City from 1971 until 
his death.
He married Lynnette Simmons 
in 1968.
Ellis was preceded in death by 
his father.
He is survived by his wife; his 
mother; three sons, Phillip, Brian 
and Daniel; his brother, Kenneth 
Ellis; two sisters, Imogene 
McCartin and Dixie Byerly and 
many nephews and great-
nephews.
Katy Moore
Katy Maybell (Starr) Moore of 
Eufaula and the mother of a We-
woka resident, died Sunday, June 
10 at Muskogee Regional Hospi-
tal.  She was 80.
Moore was born July 12, 1920 
in Cameron to Jack and Pearl 
May Starr.  She was a lifetime 
member of Little Coweta Indian 
Baptist Church where she was the 
Women’s Adult Sunday School 
teacher, as well as the Sunday 
School teacher for beginner, pri-
mary, junior, and intermediate 
classes.
She married Freeland Bud 
Moore in 1944.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, Jack and Pearl Starr; 
husband, Freeland Bud Moore; 
one daughter, Sharon “Ginger” 
Mustin; one brother, Bob Starr; 
one sister, Bessie Shaver; two 
great-grandchildren, a daughter-
in-law and a son-in-law.
Moore is survived by three 
sons, Bob Goad, Seattle, Wash., 
Johnny Kilgore, Eufaula, Mark 
Blevins-Moore,  Ore.; five 
daughters, Mary Ann Zachary, 
Oklahoma City, Betty Jean 
White, Medford, Ore., Patricia 
Ann “Cookie” Sloan and  Linda 
Cummings, both of Eufaula, 
Rickey Carol Postoak, Wewoka; 
four sisters, Doreen Spearman, 
Fredonia, Kan.; Bernice Rocha, 
Brighton, Colo.; Sarah Springer 
and Shirley Allen, both of 
McAlester; 28 grandcildren, 22 
great-grandchildren, and one 
great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers are Ronnie Haw-
kins, Adam Jones, Jimmy Corley, 
Rev. Gene Cook, Nathaniel “Pea-
nut” Grayson and Daniel Deere.  
Honorary pallbearers are 
Curtis Postoak, Matthew Cum-
mings , Doni Densmore, John 
Dominic, Steve Mustin, and 
Bobby Goad.
Wake service will be held all 
Wednesday at Little Coweta In-
dian Baptist Church.  Visitation 
will be until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the 
Gregg Funeral Home and Tues-
day evening until 4 p.m. Wednes-
day at the family residence.
Sandra Kaye Atyia
Sandra Kaye Thompson 
Atyia passed away at her home 
in Seminole on Tuesday eve-
ning, June 12, 2001, after a 
courageous battle with lym-
phoma cancer.
Sandra was born to William 
Clyde Thompson and Mau-
zelle (Alcorn) Thompson 
Wallace in Seminole on June 
6, 1939.  She graduated from 
Seminole High School in 
1957, and was a proud gradu-
ate of Gordon Cooper Tech-
nology Center’s first Licensed 
Practical Nursing class of 
1970.  She worked in the 
nursing profession at Seminole 
Hospital and for Dr. J.B. 
O’Keeffe for 27 years until re-
tiring in 1998.
She married Freid Atyia in 
Seminole of June 8, 1957, and 
they celebrated 44 years of 
marriage.  To this union, four 
children were born.  Sandra 
loved life and lived it to the 
fullest.  She delighted in the 
holiday seasons and loved to 
decorate her home.  Many area 
people will remember her for 
the huge Christmas exhibit that 
was displayed in her yard year 
after year.  She was a member 
of Seminole’s First Baptist 
Church, Charter member of 
Seminole Hospice, a member 
of ESA Sorority, and was of 
the Choctaw  heritage.
She was preceeded in death 
by her parents, two brothers, 
Bill and Mike Thompson.  She 
is survived by her husband, 
Freid, of the home; sons and 
daughters-in-law, Hammett 
and Pam Atyia and Mike and 
Sandra Atyia all of Seminole; 
daughters and sons-in-law, 
Tracy and Fred McKenzie of 
Tulsa and Tandi and Bruce 
Coates of Seminole; grand-
children, Curtis Lemmings of 
Oklahoma City; Nick and 
Libby Atyia of Shawnee; 
Derek Atyia, Kyle Atyia, 
Johnnie Barlow Atyia, Michael 
Bruce Coates, Garrett Coates 
and Caitlin Coates all of Semi-
nole; Margo and Madeline 
McKenzie of Tulsa.
Sisters-in-law and brothers-
in-law Judy Thompson of 
McAlester; Cheryl Thompson 
of Marlow; Haney and Sonia 
Atyia of Midland, Texas; 
Zekeah and Dale Pease of 
Dallas, Texas; Norma and Bill 
Murray of Eagle Pass, Texas; 
Doug and Judy Atyia of Semi-
nole; Shirlene and Henry 
Pratka and JoAnn and Floyd 
Howell of Prague; uncles and 
Aunt, D.I. and Grace Alcorn of 
Athens, Texas, and Jack Willis 
of Ponca City and host of 
nieces and nephews and 
friends.
Services will be at the First 
Baptist Church in Seminole on 
Friday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m.  
Officiating will be Dr. Kelvin 
Moseley and assisted by Nick 
Atyia, with burial at Maple 
Grove Cemetery.  Casket bear-
ers will be Paul White, Dr. 
Brendan O’Keeffe, Larry 
Minihan, Glen Siler, Thurman 
Edwards, Jerry Minihan.  
Honorary bearers, Hulett 
Edgmon, Jimmie Lynn Austin, 
John Humphrey, Larry Lloyd, 
Don Chesser, Henry Kimmel, 
and Bruce Robertson.
In lieu of flowers, send do-
nations to the First Baptist 
Church Falls Creek Building 
Fund, Hospice Center in 
Edmond or the American Can-
cer Society.
Atyia
James Ritter
HOLDENVILLE-- Funeral 
services for James E. Ritter, 
Holdenville, are scheduled for 
2:30 p.m. Monday at Hudson-
Phillips Funeral Chapel with the 
Rev. Terry Vines officiating.
Interment will follow at 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Hudson-Phillips Fu-
neral Home.
Ritter died Thursday in 
Holdenville at the age of 60.
He was born Sept. 6, 1940 in 
Paris, Texas to Dollie (Smith) and 
Albert Ritter.
Ritter was raised in Vernon 
and Chillicothe in Wilbarger 
County, Texas.
Retired from Haliburton, Ritter 
worked as a welder for 38 years.
Ritter is preceded in death by 
his parents, and one brother
He is survived by one son, 
James C. Ritter, Wewoka; two 
daughters, Lynn Sessions, Ar-
lington, Texas, and Kasey Shaf-
fer, Bethany; and eight grandchil-
dren.
Pallbearers will be Ritter’s 
grandsons and nephews.
John Gentry Sr.
   Wewoka resident John Ray 
Gentry Sr. died Thursday at the 
age of 44.
   Cremation services are sched-
uled under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
    Gentry was born on June 17, 
1957 to Herman and Mary (Ma-
loney) Gentry in Sacramento, 
Calif.
   He was reared and educated in 
Payette, Idaho.   
   Gentry served in the U.S. Army 
during the Vietnam War.
   After the service he returned to 
Payette, where he worked several 
different occupations.
   He married Pamela Greene on 
Nov. 17, 1998 in Geneva, Ala.
   Gentry was a member of the 
Woodsman of the World, and the 
National Rifle Association and 
the Mormon Church.
    He is preceded in death by his 
parents; one brother, Donald 
Mutchler; and one daughter.
     Gentry is survived by his wife 
Pamela, of the home;  his parents, 
Gene and Martha Campbell, We-
woka; one daughter, Tina Marie 
Gentry; three sons, Johnny Ray 
Gentry Jr., and David Carl 
Greene, both of the home, and 
Olaf Curtis Greene of Kentucky; 
one sister, Diana Herrington, 
Wewoka,  two brothers, Robert 
Mutchler, and Bill Mutchler both 
of Wewoka.        
Gladys Burleson
Funeral services for lifelong 
Wewoka resident Gladys Beaver 
Burleson are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday at the First Assembly of 
God Church, Wewoka, with Pas-
tor Perry Justus officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home, We-
woka.
Burleson died Wednesday at 
the age of 87.
She was born on July 26, 1913 
to James and Ida (Wilkins) Bales 
in Konawa where she was also 
reared and educated.
She married Tillrie Beaver 
who preceded her in death on 
Dec. 18, 1960.  
She then married Walter Bur-
leson who also died.
Burleson is also preceded in 
death by her parents; one daugh-
ter, Nadine Jackson; four broth-
ers; and one sister.
She is survived by her two 
sons, Vernon Beaver, Oklahoma 
City, and Albert Beaver, We-
woka; one daughter, Wilma 
Smart, Wewoka; eight grandchil-
dren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dale Bea-
ver, Steven Beaver, Mike Cox, 
Richard Smart, and David Smart.
Johnny Lynch
Seminole resident Johnny 
Lynch died Friday morning in an 
automobile accident at the age of 
42.
No services are planned, but 
viewing of Mr. Lynch is sched-
uled from noon Saturday until 8 
p.m. and on Sunday from noon 
until 8 p.m.
There will not be any further 
viewing after Sunday at 8.p.m..
He was born to Addie Dunn on 
October 6, 1958 in Seminole.
Lynch attended schools in 
Pleasant Grove.
He lived in Seminole until 
1987 at which time he moved to 
Tulsa until 1994; then to Wyo-
ming until 1997; and back to 
Seminole.
Lynch married Deborah Rich 
on March 22, 1989 in Tulsa.
He was a member of the Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Glen-
pool.
Lynch was a service technician 
for Natural Gas Compressors.
He is survived by his wife, 
Deborah; his mother, Addie 
Dunn, Chickasha; three sons, T.J., 
Seminole, Brandon Parker, Cha-
nute, Kan.; and Preston Lynch, 
Seminole; four daughters, Johnna 
Lynch, Ft. Smith, Ark., Brandy 
Parker, Seminole, Tina Mize, 
Seminole, Jolleen Lynch, 
Okemah; and one grandchild.
Rickey Washington
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Rickey D. Washington 
are scheduled for Saturday at 11 
a.m. at the Macedonia Baptist 
Church in Wewoka, with Rev. E. 
Bert officiating.
Burial will follow at West-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Myers Mortuary, We-
woka. 
Washington died Sunday at 
Holdenville General Hospital at 
the age of 46.
He was born to Fred and 
Dorothy Washington in Wewoka 
on June 9, 1954.
Washington lived in Wewoka 
all his life, and was employed by 
Oakridge Nursing Home for 
seven years.
He is preceded in death by his 
parents, and one sister.
Washington is survived by two 
daughters, Teresa Griffin, Tulsa, 
and Kim Phillips, Shawnee; two 
sons, Lamar Phillips, Wewoka, 
and Terry Phillips, Seminole; two 
brothers, Nepoleon Washington, 
Oklahoma City, and Tyron 
Washington, Wewoka; six sisters, 
Ruthie Jean Barnett, Oklahoma 
City, Linda Washington, Tecum-
seh, Wanetta Berry, Shawnee, 
and Sandra Washington, 
Mechelle Washington, and Nor-
vell Hytche, all of Wewoka.
Pallbearers will be Russell 
Roberts, Ben Williams, David 
Madkins, Jeff Hamilton, Luther 
Liddell, and Andrew Marshall.
Honorary bearers are Glen 
Shelton, Will Hamilton, Clyde 
Lewis, Billy Hill, Tommy D. 
Phillips, and Clayton Noble.
Bernie Watkins
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Bernie D. Watkins were 
scheduled today at the Little As-
sembly of God Church.
Burial will follow at the Little 
Cemetery, under the direction of 
Baggerley South Funeral Home, 
Oklahoma City.
Watkins was born on July 19, 
1914 in Bearden to Weaver W. 
and Hattie (Bell) Watkins.
He died Saturday in Seminole 
at the age of 86.
Watkins married Gladys Ellis 
on July 16, 1938 in Okemah.
He was a truck driver for Stan-
dard Oil Company, and after he 
retired, the couple moved to 
Oklahoma City where they both 
worked at the South Oklahoma 
City YMCA.
Watkins was a resident of 
Oklahoma City until 1999 when 
he moved to Seminole.
He was a member of the 
Capital Hill Assembly of God 
Church.
Watkins was preceded in death 
by his parents; his wife Gladys; 
one brother, Delmer Watkins and 
one sister, Lula Downs.
He is survived by one son, 
Jerry Watkins, Seminole; one 
sister, Laura Reed, Pea Ridge, 
Ark.; and two grandchildren.
 
Dorothy Phetridge
Funeral services were held 
Monday for Holdenville resident 
Dorothy Evelyn Phetridge at Bo-
hannon Church with Rev. Buddy 
Baltimore officiating.
Burial followed at Bohannon 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
McPhetridge died Thursday 
May 31, in Holdenville at the age 
of 79.
She was born in Stigler  on 
Feb. 9, 1922 to William and Ollie 
B. (Smith) Meeks.
McPhetridge was raised in Sti-
gler and attended Garland 
Schools.
She married James Alfred 
McPhetridge in Bakersfield, 
Calif., they made their residence 
in California and she worked for 
many years as a hairdresser.
In 1983 McPhetridge retired 
and the couple moved to 
Holdenville in June of 1985.
She enjoyed fishing and 
spending time with her family.
McPhetridge was preceded in 
death by her parents, two broth-
ers, J.L. Meeks and Arles Red 
Meeks.
She is survived by her hus-
band, James, of the home; one 
daughter, Alfreda Shamberger, 
Chapel Hill, N.C.; two sons, 
Bobby McPhetridge, Tranquility, 
Calif., and Gene McPhetridge, 
Northfolk, Calif; six brothers, 
Billy Meeks, Oklahoma City, 
Buddy Meeks, Escondio, Calif., 
Doil Meeks, Holdenville, Dub 
Meeks, Camerillo, Calif., Jerry 
Meeks, Berrigo Springs, Calif., 
and Don Meeks, Holdenville; five 
sisters, Evy Gason, Elcentro, 
Calif., Vostal Alley, Holdenville, 
Delma “Jonnie” Shirley, Stuart, 
Wilma Bartley, Fair Oaks, Calf., 
and Wanda Smith, Oklahoma 
City; six grandchildren and five 
great-grandchildren.
Louie Roulston
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Louie Oliver Roulston, 
80, were held Monday at Grace 
Community Church.
Rev. Drew Isaacs officiated at 
the services. Interment followed 
at Vamoosa Cemetery under the 
direction of Pickard Funeral 
Home.
Roulston died Friday, June 1, 
2001.
He was born Feb. 16, 1921 in 
Paris, Texas to Lessie Nora 
(Baker) and Zachary Taylor 
Roulston.
A veteran, he served during 
World War II with the 45th Infan-
try Division.
Roulston, a lifelong Konawa 
resident, was a farmer, and retired 
from Tinker Air Force Base.
He was married to Marion 
Pacey on July 3, 1963 in Okla-
homa City. She preceded him in 
death.
Roulston was also preceded in 
death by three brothers, Joe, 
Taylor and Terrell Roulston; 
three sisters, Inez Russell, Bea-
trice Anders, and Julett Mayfield; 
and one granddaughter.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Cindy Roulston, Ada; one 
son, Terry Walker, Konawa; 
seven brothers, Hiram Roulston 
and Tony Roulston, both of Sa-
sakwa, Dale Roulston, Tel Aviv, 
Israel, Doyle Roulston and Hardy 
Roulston, both of Oklahoma City, 
Dempsey Roulston, Shawnee and 
Perry Roulston, Konawa; one 
sister, Laveania Welch, Okla-
homa City; and three grandchil-
dren.
Pallbearers were Thad Roul-
ston, Kent Roulston, Joe Roul-
ston, Jay Roulston, Frankie Rus-
sell, Robert Roulston, and Bryan 
Roulston. 

Zelda Davis
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Zelda Adeline 
(Bones) Davis, 84, are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. at Coalgate Church of 
Christ, Coalgate, with the Rev. 
Hal Ishmael officiating.
Interment will follow at Coal-
gate Cemetery, under the direc-
tion of Brown’s Funeral Service, 
Atoka.
Davis was born July 16, 1916 
to Philip Edward and Mimi Stella 
(Brown) Bones.
She died Friday at Hurley 
Manor in Coalgate.
Davis married Leon Davis on 
March 25, 1938 in Coalgate.
She was a longtime member of 
the Church of Christ in Coalgate, 
Ada and Seminole.
She attended school and 
graduated from Coalgate High 
School in 1933.
Davis attended Hills Business 
College and studied bookkeeping 
and secretarial.
She was a housewife and 
homemaker and worked many 
years as a bookkeeper.
Davis worked for Davis Motor 
Company in Coalgate, The Lee 
Company in Ada, and B&L 
Electric in Seminole.
She is preceded in death by her 
parents,  her husband, one 
brother, Edward Jones Jr.; and six 
sisters.
Davis is survived by five chil-
dren, Ruth Ishmael, Atoka, Ken 
Davis, Moore, Don Davis, Still-
water, Jane Johnson, Tishomingo, 
and Patty Coffman, Omaha, Neb,
one sister, Wildred Brown, Coal-
gate; one brother, Daryl Bones, 
Dallas, Texas, 10 grandchildren, 
and 16 great-grandchildren.
     Pallbearers are Chris Ishmael, 
Greg Ishmael, Bud Davis, Eric 
Johnson, Kevin Johnson, and 
Shane Coffman.
     Honorary pallbearers are Scott 
Young, James Stephens II, Steve 
Varner, and Jeff Heldt.
David Redding
WEWOKA—Funeral  services 
for Wewoka resident David 
Henderson Redding are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Monday at Akasvmkv 
Baptist Church with Rev. Dan 
Factor and Rev. John Askins offi-
ciating.
Interment will follow at Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home.
Redding was born on Oct. 26, 
1931 to Tilford A. and Bonnie 
Jewel (Byrd) Redding in 
Wetumka. 
He died Wednesday at the age 
of 69.
Redding was educated at 
Hickory Ridge and Weleetka 
schools.
He married Anna L. Upton on 
June 17, 1951 in Wetumka.
Redding worked as a tool 
pusher and driller for over 30 
years, a truck driver for Acker 
Industries for several years, and 
caretaker of the Seminole County 
Fairgrounds for over 10 years.
He also spent many years in 
the oilfield industry working for 
K. Productions.
Redding was a member of 
Akasvmkv Baptist Church and 
the Wewoka Golf Association.
A lover of sports, he coached 
little league baseball for many 
years.
Redding is preceded in death 
by his father; two sisters, Barbara 
Jones and Christine Cook; and 
one brother, Charles L. Redding.
He is survived by his wife, 
Anna, of the home; his mother, 
Bonnie Redding, Wewoka; three 
sons, David Lee, Mark Alan and 
Arthur Dale Redding, all of We-
woka; two daughters, Marilyn 
Kay, Maud, and Sandra Reeves, 
Wewoka; two sisters, Jimmie D. 
Stafford, Holdenville, Kay 
Lively, Weleetka; two brothers, 
Cecil T. Redding, Calif., and 
Murrell E. Redding, Las Vegas, 
Nev.; seven grandaughters, and 
four great-grandchildren. 
Adelia Kilcrease
WEWOKA – Graveside fu-
neral services for former Wewoka 
resident Adelia Kilcrease are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
Oakwood Cemetery.
Rev. Bertha Potts will officiate 
and burial will be under the di-
rection of Stout Funeral Home.
Kilcrease died Friday in Okla-
homa City at the age of 88.
She was born June 25, 1912, to 
Bill and Eunice (Portwood) 
Griswold in Agra.
She spent her childhood in 
Agra and then attended Okla-
homa A&M College in Stillwater, 
Southeastern at Durant and East 
Central at Ada.
Her early career was spent 
with the Oklahoma Department 
of Human Services and later 
taught for many years at Grant 
and Hugo before retiring from 
Wewoka High School.
She was married to Simon Kil-
crease in Ada and came to We-
woka as a bride.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; two brothers, Dan 
and Frank; two sisters, Alice and 
Mabel; and her husband.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Harriett Berryhill, Edmond; 
four grandchildren, 11 great-
grandchildren and two great-
great-grandchildren.

Clarence Jones

Funeral services for Clarence Earl "Pete" Jones, 85, were held at 10 a.m. today at Freewill Baptist Chruch in Non with Rev. Gary Dobson officiating.

Interment was at the Non cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Jones died Monday in Holdenville.

Jones was born in Bentonville, Ark., to Clarence Earland Mary Rosetta (Gibson) Jones.

He was raised in Non and Lindsey and remained in Hughes County until his death.

Jones married Alice May Kolar on May 15, 1945 in Richmond, Calf, after returning from serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed caring for his lawn and working on cars.

Jones is survived by his wife, Alice, of the home, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Mr. Jones’ nephews and great nephews.

 

Jeffrey Roberson

Funeral services for Seminole native Jeffrey Scott Roberson, 24, Weatherford, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Assembly of God Chruch with Pastor Rick Freeman officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.

Roberson was born to Leroy and Mary (Ferguson) Roberson on October 25, 1976 in Seminole.

He died Wednesday from an auto accident north of Hydro.

Roberson was raised and attended school in Weatherford graduating in 1995.

He married Jamie Turner on March 1, 2001 in Ft. Smith Ark, and they made their home in Weatherford.

Roberson worked for Ralph’s Plumbing and was currently working for Griffco.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, William Roberson.

Roberson is survived by his wife, Jamie of the home; his parents Leroy and Mary Roberson, Weatherford; one brother, Michael Roberson, Weatherford; maternal granparents, Elmer and Johnnie Ferguson, Prague; his paternal grandmother, Marcine Roberson, Seminole; and his paternal great grandmother, Bertha Mainord of Seminole.

Wanda Weatherly
Funeral services Wanda L. 
Weatherly, mother of a Wewoka 
resident Michael Weatherly, are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
Sharon Baptist Church in Wich-
ita, Kans.
Downing and Lahey Mortuary 
of Witchita will handle arrange-
ments.
Weatherly died Thursday at 
the age of 67.
She was born Aug. 18, 1933, 
in Littlefield, Texas, to Carl B. 
and Bertie Louise (Cummins) 
Trammell.
She was a Wichita resident and 
had retired from Travelers Insur-
ance Company and Wichita Pub-
lic East High School.
In addition to her son in We-
woka, Weatherly is survived by 
her husband, LeeRoy, of the 
home; another son, Randy Dean 
Weatherly, Bartlesville; one 
brother, Roy D. Trammell, Ar-
kansas City, Kans.; three grand-
children and one great-
grandchild.
A memorial has been estab-
lished at Sharon Baptist Church, 
2221 South Oliver, Wichita, 
Kans. 67218.
Carr Paul Donaldson
Memorial services for life-
long Seminole resident Carr 
Paul Donaldson, 59, are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday 
at the Church of Christ in Lit-
tle.
Rusty Dawson will officiate 
at the services. Arrangements 
are under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Donaldson died Thursday, 
May 31, 2001, in an automo-
bile accident.
He was born Feb. 1, 1942 in 
Seminole.
He was employed as a cus-
todian for Central Grade 
School in 1975, when the 
school exploded because of a 
leaky gas pipe.
Donaldson was given com-
mendations as a hero for his 
role in evacuating the school.
He had been a rural route 
carrier for The Seminole Pro-
ducer  for the past 16 years.
He was a member of the 
Little Church of Christ.
Donaldson married Kay 
Lynn (Lemmings) Donaldson 
on Aug. 11, 1971 in Seminole. 
She survives him of the home.
Other survivors include his 
son, Jason Donaldson, of Dal-
las, Texas, and several other 
family and friends.
The family requests that 
donations be made to the char-
ity of choice.
Bertha Archer
Funeral services for Maud na-
tive Bertha Maybelle Archer, 83, 
are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday at East Oak Church of God.
Burial will follow in Cum-
mings Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Knight Funeral Home.
Rev. Odell Vanderburg will 
officiate.
Archer died Wednesday in 
Oklahoma City.
She was born Aug. 26, 1917, 
in Maud to Walter Lee Wornock 
and Lydia (Slape) Miles.
She lived much of her life in 
Watertown, NY, and moved to 
Shawnee in 1966.
Archer was a seamstress, re-
tiring in 1993, and a member of 
the Church of God.
She married Theodore Archer 
on Dec. 27, 1944, in Dayton, 
Ohio; he died on Aug. 22, 1994.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents; one son, James 
Earl; and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Shirley Jennings, Shawnee; 
one sister, Georgia Abbott, 
Shawnee; two grandsons and six 
great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Taylor

Services for Dorothy L. Taylor, 82, mother of Ann Biddy of Seminole, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Central Church of Christ in Ada, with Bud Ross officiating.

Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Taylor died Tuesday at Seminole Estates Nursing Center where she had resided for the past two years.

She was born in Shawnee Aug. 11, 1918 to Mary Loretta and Duffy Lewis Brown.

Taylor married Wesley Taylor in Seminole, July 26, 1937. He died Dec. 29, 1979.

She was also preceeded in death by one daughter, Mary Winton in 1981; infant twin sons Wesley and Lesley; and one brother, Leslie Brown.

She lived in Ada for many years, being a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Eva McCown of Wichita, Kan., Judy Carroll of Ada, and Ann Biddy of Seminole; one brother, Max Brown of Tecumseh; one sister, Violet Smith of Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Central Church of Christ Building Fund, POB 1463, Ada, Okla. 74821.

 

Jimmy Ware
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Jimmy Martin 
Ware, 65, are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Friday at the First Freewill 
Baptist Church.
Rev. David McDougal will of-
ficiate. Interment will be at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home. 
Ware died Tuesday at Semi-
nole Medical Center after a 
lengthy illness.
He was born April 8, 1936, in 
Seminole to Clyde Ware and 
Edith Marie (Weatherford) Ware.
Ware married LaVonne Lan-
caster on Nov. 5, 1955 in Semi-
nole.
He was an independent oil 
producer for 25 years and worked 
10 years for C & J Trucks.
Ware was a member of the 
First Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 
the home; two daughters, Jane 
Kreeger and Teresa Dean, both of 
Seminole; four grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Steve Dean, 
Danny Kreeger, Jeff Dean, Kyle 
Kreeger, Colt Kreeger and Ron 
Smith.
Honorary pallbearers are 
Manuel Welliver, Sonny Miller, 
Gary McCoy, Walt Blackwell and 
the men from First Freewill Bap-
tist Church.
Kelsea (Yancey) Olney
Graveside services for Kelsea 
Irene Yancey Olney, great-
grandaughter of Robert Yancey, 
Seminole, were held Tuesday  at 
Delhi Cemetery, Sayre, OK, un-
der the direction of Rose Chapel 
Funeral Services, Sayre, OK.
Olney was born May 19, 2001 
to Tabitha Yancey and Steven 
Olney.
She died May 19, 2001 in 
Shawnee, OK.
Olney is survived by her par-
ents, Tabitha Yancey and Steven 
Olney, Burns Flat; her maternal 
grandparents, Jerry and Charlotte 
Yancey, Tecumseh; her paternal 
grandparents, Richard and 
Rhonda Olney, Burns Flat; her 
aunts, Amanda Yancey, Tecum-
seh, Loretta Gonzales, Burns Flat; 
her uncles, Jerod Yancey, Sayre, 
Richard Olney, Burns Flat; her 
maternal great grandmother Lillie 
Poindexter; her maternal great-
grandfathers, Verlin Poindexter, 
Arnett, Robert Yancey, Seminole; 
and a host of relatives and 
friends.
Ella Baker
Services for Ella A. (Bertie) 
Baker, 76, Duncan,  are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel 
Assembly of God Chruch, with 
Rev. Ron Meador officiating, 
assisted by Rev. Clyde Headley.
Interment services will be offi-
ciated by Rev. Chris Brown at 
Resthaven Memorial Gardens 
under the direction of Don Gran-
tham Funeral Home.
Baker died Wednesday at her 
home in Duncan.
She was born March 5, 1925 in 
Wewoka to Henry Albert and 
Edna Jane Dinsmore.  
Baker married Paul Baker on 
January 18, 1941 in Wewoka.
She was a member of Bethel 
Assembly of God Chruch.
Baker was a homemaker and 
assisted her husband in his 
plumbing business.
She crocheted and did lap 
quilting and loved to read.
Baker taught Jr. and Sr. girls in 
Sunday School and Missionetts.
She also loved to visit the eld-
erly, the sick and the shut-ins.
Baker is survived by her hus-
band Paul, 3 children, Paul 
Henry, Waurika, Linda Brown, 
Waurika, and Donna McMahon, 
Duncan; 5 granchildren and 5 
great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, 
Billie and Merl Larson, Laura and 
“Vaughn” Good, Betty Hilliard, 
all of Enid, Glenda and BB Wat-
son, Nashville,Tenn; 2 brothers, 
Otis Dinsmore and Pete 
Dinsmore both of Enid, and a 
host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Alvie Chasteen, 
A.v. Swanson, Lloyd Carter, 
Raymond McSpadded, Ray 
Campbell, and Jerry Hawkins.
Carmen Mace
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County teacher Carmen 
Mace are scheduled for Thursday 
at 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church 
of Midwest City, with burial fol-
lowing at Arlington Memory 
Gardens, Midwest City, OK un-
der the direction of Bill Eisenhour 
Southeast.
Mace died May 19, 2001 at the 
age of 78.
She was born Aug. 1, 1922, in 
Stillwater to Hiram and Sadie 
(Mount) Allen.  
She received her B.S. Degree 
in Education from Northeastern 
in Tahlequah, and later attained 
her M.S. Degree in Science Edu-
cation from North Dakota.
Mace taught in Tamaha, Wolf, 
Seminole, Centerview, and com-
pleted her 31st year in the 1976-
77 school term in Midwest City.  
She was a member of The First 
Baptist Church of Midwest City 
where she taught Sunday school.
Mace was preceded in death 
by her parents, four brothers, and 
one sister.
She is survived by her hus-
band, J.R. Mace, Midwest City; 
two sons, Dr. Don Mace, 
Shawnee, and Bill Mace, Okar-
che; six grandchildren, and one 
great-grandson.
Helen Koster
Graveside services for Helen 
H. Koster are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Wednesday at the Resthaven 
Memory Gardens in Oklahoma 
City under the direction of Von-
del L. Smith & Son Mortuary.
Koster died on May 20 in 
Oklahoma City.
She is survived by a son, 
James C. Kilpatrick of Oklahoma 
City, and a daughter, Betty H. 
Bell of Seminole.
Frank Brown
Funeral services for Maud na-
tive Frank Brown, 70, are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at 
the Dale Church of Christ.
Dewayne Thomas will offici-
ate at the services. Interment will 
be at Dale Cemetery under the 
direction of Roesch-Walker Fu-
neral Chapel.
Brown died Sunday, May 27, 
2001 at a Shawnee Hospital.
He was born July 30, 1930 to 
Dave and Sudie Leard Brown.
A veteran, Brown served in the 
U.S. Air Force during the Korean 
Conflict, and was discharged as 
Airman First Class.
He was employed at Tinker 
Air Force Base as a procurement 
officer until his retirement in 
1986.
Brown was married to Janie 
Thompson on Dec. 23, 1957 in 
Shawnee. She survives him of 
their Tecumseh home.
He was also preceded in death 
by his parents, two brothers, Julus 
“Bristow” Brown and Arthur 
Brown.
Other survivors include his 
sons, David Brown, Shawnee and 
Donald Brown of Tecumseh; and 
one granddaughter.
Clifford Lena
Funeral services for lifelong 
Konawa resident Clifford Wayne 
Lena, 56, were held today at 
Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.
Revs. Dorsey Nero and Ed 
George officiated at the services. 
Interment will follow at Burgess 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home.
Lena died Saturday, May 26.
He was born June 13, 1944 in 
Konawa to Hattie Harjo and 
Newman Lena.
Lena worked as a horse trainer.
He was preceded in death by 
his father.
Survivors include his mother, 
of Konawa; two sons, Manuel 
Lena of Wewoka and Bobby  
Wayne Lena, Seminole.
Pallbearers were Wallace 
Cully, Thompson Postoak, Her-
man Foster, Charles Burgess, Al 
Garner and Ronnie Harjo.
Honorary pallbearers were 
listed as Paul Turnbow, Barney 
Coker Jr., Robert Wood, Leroy 
Rains and Louis Carpitcher.
Lonnie Maxwell
Lonnie Edward Maxwell, 
born July 3, 1912, went to be 
with his Lord and Savior May 
26, 2001 at the age of 88 years, 
10 months and 23 days.
He was preceded in death 
by one infant son, Roy Dean, 
parents John Arthur and Lola 
Mae (Geren) Maxwell, and his 
only brother, Walter.
On November 2, 1936, 
Lonnie married Artie Annie 
Reams in Konawa, where they 
resided until his death.
Lonnie worked as a pipeline 
construction worker until his 
retirement in 1974 to his farm.
He and Artie raised cattle 
and farmed until ill health pre-
vented him from working in 
his garden.
He loved to fish with his 
boys and had many family re-
unions with any and all of his 
family.
Survivors include Artie, of 
the home; four daughters and 
three sons-in-law, Kathleen 
and Billy Parks, Bowlegs, 
Evyleen and Dewayne Lem-
mings, Konawa, Dorthy and 
Dale Staring, Wewoka and 
Aline Dyer, Seminole; four 
sons and daughters-in-law, 
Bobby Joe and Eileen, Harrah, 
Loyd and Evalyn, Konawa, 
J.L. and Donna, Seminole, and 
Edward and Margie, Konawa.
He also has 26 grandchil-
dren, 37 great-grandchildren 
and one great-great-
grandchild.
Services were held on 
Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at 
the Konawa Assembly of God 
Church, officiated by Rev. 
Mitch Williams with interment 
at Vamoosa Cemetery.
Maxwell
Pauline McClure
Graveside services for former 
Wewoka resident Pauline E. 
(Criswell) McClure, 88, were 
held today at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of Alexander Funeral 
Home in Wilson.
McClure died Saturday, May 
26 in Ardmore.
She was born Aug. 6, 1912 in 
Stringtown to Earnest and Willie 
(Wills) Miller.
After spending her childhood 
in Stringtown, she met and mar-
ried Ray “Bud” Criswell on May 
29, 1929 in Coalgate.
She lived and raised her family 
in the Coalgate area.
Criswell preceded her in death 
on June 4, 1958.
Later, she married Mack 
McClure on Sept. 21, 1962 in 
Purcell, and they made their 
home in Lone Grove.
He preceded her in death on 
Feb. 22, 1989.
McClure was also preceded in 
death by one son, Bill Criswell, 
on March 26, 2001, and one 
brother, Earnest Miller.
Survivors include her sons, 
Paul Criswell, Odessa, Texas, and 
Jack Criswell, of Lone Grove; 
daughters, Bonnie Hughes, 
Chickasha, Pat Massey and Caro-
line Smith, both of Lone Grove; 
17 grandchildren and 31 great-
grandchildren, and a special 
friend and daughter-in-law, Vada 
Miller, Atoka.
Pallbearers are listed as family 
members.
Sherman “Abie” Squires
Graveside services for We-
woka resident Sherman “Abie” 
Floyd Squires, 87, were held 
today at Tate Mountain 
Cemetery, south of Wewoka.
Rev. Herb Prater officiated 
at the services. Arrangements 
are under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
Squires died Saturday, May 
26, 2001.
He was born June 6, 1913 in 
Harrison, Ark. to J.L. and 
Vivian Jane (Pierson) Squires.
A veteran, he served during 
World War II with the Navy 
Seabees in Port Hueneme, 
Calif., and Okinawa as an in-
structor of .20 mm anti-aircraft 
guns.
Squires was a building con-
tractor by trade, and worked 
with his father and brothers 
and later for the federal gov-
ernment building air force 
bases.
He was married to his wife, 
Minna Lo Squires for 61 years. 
She survives him of the home.
Abie and Minna Lo were 
“snow birds,” avid fishermen 
and lived full time in their 
travel trailer.
Squires was preceded in 
death by his parents and two 
brothers, Richard and Glenn 
Squires.
Other survivors include two 
sons and daughters-in-law, 
Jimmy Floyd and Linda 
Squires, Dallas, and Tommy 
Dale and Dixie Squires, Dar-
lington, England; two 
“adopted”  daughters, Pat 
Barkhimer and Mary White, 
both of Wewoka; one sister, 
Mary Ledgerwood, Wewoka; 
one granddaughter, Lacey 
Squires, Wharton, Texas; and a 
host  of nieces and nephews. 
Honorary pallbearers are 
listed as great- and great-great-
nephews, Charles and Rodney 
Troglin, Clifford and Jeff 
Cook, Carl, Blaine and Seth 
Barkhimer.
Teddy “Ted” Everhart
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Teddy 
“Ted” Duane Everhart, 68, are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday 
at Historic Strother Chapel.
Rev. Harold Turner will offici-
ate at the services. Interment will 
follow at Maple Grove Cemetery 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Everhart died Thursday, May 
24, 2001 at Wewoka Nursing 
Center.
He was born July 13, 1933 in 
Earlsboro to Thomas Walter and 
Edna Marie (Teel) Everhart.
A veteran, Everhart served in 
the United States Navy.
He served at Executive Direc-
tor of Seminole Housing Author-
ity until his retirement in 1990.
Everhart was a member of the 
Temple of Praise Church, the 
Masonic Lodge, and was a Shrin-
ers clown.
He married Janell Aleen 
Rowland on April 3, 1954 in 
Seminole. She preceded him in 
death in September, 1986.
Everhart was also preceded in 
death by his parents, one brother 
and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, 
Ronnie Everhart, Seminole; one 
brother, Walter Everhart, Hen-
ryetta, Texas; two sisters, Esta 
Wright, Wellston, and Yula Da-
niels, Kingman, Ariz.; and three 
grandchildren.
Idabel Potter
Graveside services for Crom-
well High School graduate Idabel 
Potter, 83, are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood 
Cemetery in Wewoka.
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of Baggerly-South Fu-
neral Home in Oklahoma City.
Potter died Saturday, May 26, 
2001.
She was born Nov. 21, 1917 in 
Hot Springs, Ark. to Joe and Al-
ice Weston.
She graduated from Cromwell 
High School as class valedicto-
rian in May, 1937.
Potter was employed with 
Southwestern Bell for 33 years, 
until her retirement.
She was married to John Pot-
ter; he preceded her in death.
Potter was also preceded in 
death by her parents, five broth-
ers, Earl, Manuel, Ballard, Lester 
and Lee; and one sister, Lydia 
Karr.
Survivors include two broth-
ers, Homer Weston, Del City and 
Thurman Weston, Elk City.
Dorothy Felton
Graveside services for 
longtime Seminole resident 
Dorothy Felton, 82, are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens 
in Seminole.
Dr. James Sill will officiate 
at the services. Arrangements 
are under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Felton died Friday, May 25, 
2001 at South Park Health 
Care Center in Oklahoma City.
She was born Dec. 2, 1918 
in Ada to Earl Edgar and 
Maude Virginia (Jackson) 
Clark.
Felton moved to Seminole 
in 1948, moving here from 
California.
She graduated from East 
Central University in Ada, and 
also attended OSU. She was 
first licensed to teach in 1950, 
and taught at Seminole Public 
Schools. She retired in 1982.
While teaching, Felton was 
a counselor, girls basketball 
coach and speech therapist, 
and worked admissions gates 
for football and basketball 
games for many seasons.
She was also involved in 
many other activities and 
functions that were associated 
with Seminole schools.
Felton was a member of 
First Christian Church in 
Seminole.
She married Cecil Felton on 
Sept. 16, 1938 in Ada. He pre-
ceded her in death on April 13, 
2001.
Felton was also preceded in 
death by her parents and one 
brother.
Survivors include one son 
and daughter-in-law, Dewey 
and Francis Felton of 
Shawnee; one daughter and 
son-in-law, Rajeana and Ed 
Brown, Oklahoma City; one 
brother and sister-in-law, Ad-
olph and Myrtle Clark, New 
Orleans, La.
Other survivors include four 
grandchildren, Dawn Colvin 
and her husband, Mike, Las 
Vegas, Nev., JoAnn Hill and 
her husband, Bill, Oklahoma 
City, Tammi Edwards and her 
husband, Joe, Yukon, and 
Cindi Smith and her husband, 
Robert, Phoenix, Ariz.; and 
eight great-grandchildren.
Felton
Houston Grisham
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole resident Houston A. 
Grisham, 72, are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Wednesday at Swear-
ingen Chapel.
Rev. Ray Belford will offi-
ciate, assisted by Dr. James 
Sill, both of First Christian 
Church.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Houston died Saturday 
night, May 19, 2001, at Baptist 
Hospital, Oklahoma City.
He was born Sept. 19, 1928, 
in Bakersfield, Mo., to Mollie 
(Climer) and James Monroe 
Grisham.
He was a graduate of New 
Lima High School and at-
tended the University of Ken-
tucky.
He worked for 26 years as a 
mechanic, a supervisor and an 
instructor at Tinker Air Force 
Base.
In his job he frequently 
served as crash site investiga-
tor for plane crashes and set up 
several historic airplane ex-
hibits in museums nationwide.
He married Rita Burkhart 
on Aug. 19, 1950, in Ozark, 
Ark., who survives him of the 
home.
Other survivors include one 
daughter and son-in-law, 
Karen and Jerry Anson, Semi-
nole; four sons and three 
daughters-in-law, Dennis and 
Carla Grisham, Eufaula, Larry 
Grisham, Tulsa, Terry and Ter-
rie Grisham, Tulsa, Randy and 
Janie Grisham, Wewoka.
Survivors also include two 
brothers, Clifford Grisham, 
New Lima, and Kenneth M. 
“Pete” Grisham, Oklahoma 
City; four sisters, Lorene 
Joyce, Shirley Trimarchi and 
Linda Jones, all of Oklahoma 
City, and Mary Hunter, Syra-
cuse, NY; six grandchildren, 
Heather and Ryan Anson, Jill 
Anson Malone, Dennis 
Grisham Jr., Kelsey Grisham 
and Jarrod Wood; a stepgrand-
daughter, Michelle Suprenant; 
one great-grandson, Dennis 
Grisham III; and two step-
great-grandchildren, Jade and 
Josh Hurst.
He was preceded in death 
by one brother, Fred Grisham, 
and his parents.
Pallbearers will include 
grandsons and nephews, 
Dennis Grisham Jr., Ryan An-
son, Jarrod Wood, Kenneth M. 
“Sonny” Grisham, Greg Jones 
and James Joyce.
Honorary casketbearers in-
clude JP Anderson, Dave An-
derson, Dan Anderson and 
Earl Bowen.
Grisham

 
James ‘Jim’ 
Flinchum
James Luther Flinchum, 75, 
a resident of Albuquerque 
since 1950, died on May 19, 
2001. 
 He was born in McAlester, 
on June 18, 1925.
Known by all as "Jim," he is 
survived by Joann Flinchum, 
his wife of 54 years; son Mike 
Flinchum and his wife of Cali-
fornia; daughter Sherry Kober-
stein and her husband of Van-
couver Island, (Canada); five 
grandchildren, Rebecca, Kris-
ten, and James Flinchum, Rhi-
ann Grills, and Katie Kober-
stein; and by 3 sisters, Frankie 
Redfoot of Dallas, and Mazie 
Gourley and June Wetsel of 
Tijeras; and many nieces, 
nephews, and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death 
by his father and mother, Wil-
liam and Delia Flinchum, his 
brother Lawson Flinchum, and 
his sister Julia Wagner.
A carpenter by trade, Jim 
started the Flinchum Con-
struction Company in 1971.
As a general contractor, Jim 
was blessed of the Lord with 
an excellent staff and knowl-
edgeable advisors, as the com-
pany advanced with contracts 
at many of the area military 
bases.
Jim appreciated the out-
doors, often enjoying hunting 
and camping trips with close 
friends.
As a young father, Jim 
made a personal commitment 
to Jesus Christ, was baptized, 
and has remained an active 
member of Baptist churches in 
Oklahoma and in Albuquerque 
for the past 53 years.  
Jim was a charter member 
of the Bel-Air Baptist church 
of Albuquerque, and also 
served in the Parkview Baptist 
Church, Tijeras Baptist 
Church, and Eastern Hills 
Baptist Church.
Ordained a deacon, Jim 
taught Bible classes and served 
on various committees.
Through the influence of his 
friend and pastor, Calvin 
Beach, Jim sensed God's 
leading to participate with In-
ternational Crusades, of Dal-
las, Texas, in a trip to Mexico 
in 1978.  
A deep love for missionary 
work resulted, with Jim mak-
ing 43 trips, visiting 16 coun-
tries on five continents.
Jim found great satisfaction 
sharing his ever growing faith 
in Jesus Christ, often serving 
as a lay preacher.
A memorial service was 
held this morning, May 24, 
2001, at Eastern Hills Baptist 
Church, 3100 Morris N.E., 
with lunch to follow.
Burial and graveside serv-
ices will be held at 11 a.m., 
May 25, at Resthaven Memo-
rial Park of Shawnee.
Memorial donations are 
suggested to International Cru-
sades, 500 S. Ervay #409A, 
Dallas, Texas, 75201.
Mary Jane 
Harris
Services for long time Semi-
nole County resident Mary Jane 
Harris are scheduled for 10:30 
a.m. Thursday at the First As-
semby of God with Pastor Doyle 
Long officiating.
She died at her home after a 
lengthy illness. She was 64.
Interment will be at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Harris was born Nov. 2, 1936 
in Seminole to Leroy and Myra 
Lee (Evans) Faltermier.
She married Orthel Harris on 
March 28, 1954 in Maud.
Harris was a homemaker 
whose hobbies included quilting, 
cooking, gardening and playing 
the piano.
She was a member of the First 
Assembly of God Church.
Harris was preceded in death 
by her parents; a brother, David 
Faltermier; a great-
granddaughter, Kaliece LeeAnn 
Brinsfield; and Step-mother, 
Donnie Faltermier.
Survivors include her husband 
Orthel, of the home; three sons, 
Orthel Harris, Jr., Bobby Harris, 
and Gerald Dean Harris, all of 
Seminole; one daughter, Sharon 
Ghalamdanchi, of Houston, 
Texas; one brother, Leroy Fal-
termier, Jr., of Gainsville, Texas, 
three sisters, Rose Ellen Bohan-
non, of Wewoka; April Morrison 
and Carolyn Hill, both of Semi-
nole; 12 grandchildren and three 
great-grandchildren.
The casket will be open until 
service time. Once closed, it will 
not be re-opened.
Pearl Graham
Services for Pearl Graham 
were held Tuesday, May 22 at 2 
p.m. at Pickard Chapel in Ko-
nawa under the direction of Rev. 
Mitch Williams who was assisted 
by Rev. Roger Rounsaville.  Gra-
ham was buried at Vamoosa 
Cemetery.
Graham died May 20 at Ada, 
at the age of 89 years.
She was born Tuesday, June 6, 
1911 in Granite, Okla, to Ida Lee 
(Hale) Beddo and Dock Beddo.
She was married to Grady 
Franklin Graham at Konawa, on 
September 12, 1925.  She was a 
school cook, and lived in the Ko-
nawa area most of her life.  
Graham was preceded in death 
by her husband Grady in 1984, 
and her son Warren Graham.
Graham is survived by two 
sons, Billy Graham of Konawa;  
and Grady Graham, Grand Prai-
rie, Tex.; two daughters, Wanda 
Brown, Byng; Jean Litteral, 
OKC; one sister, Pauline Rayborn 
of Duncan; and 14 grandchildren, 
34 great-grandchildren and 18 
great-great-grandchildren.
Annie Landreth
Graveside services were held 
at 11 a.m. Thrusday for Annie 
Marie Landreth, 80, of 
Holdenville.
Marie died Tuesday May 15, 
2001 in Oklahoma City .
She was born on September 
10, 1920 to Ammon “Shorty” and 
Atlas(Rose) Reich in Sasakwa.  
She was reared and educated 
in the Seminole County area at-
tending Kite Schools.
Marie was a member of the 
Chruch of Christ of Sasakwa for 
many years.
She worked at Big Yank for 
many years until retiring in 1983.
Marie married James Corbit 
Landreth in Sasakwa on July 27th, 
1937.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, her husband, one son:  
Loyd Dale Landreth, three broth-
ers:  A.H., Herbert, and Clarence 
Reich, and one great-
granddaughter:  Taylor Landreth.
She is survived by one son:  
James Steven and Darlene 
Landreth of Holdenville, one 
daughter:  Judy and Ernie Wil-
liams of Hallsville, Texas, eight 
grandchildren, thirteen great 
grandchildren and a host of nie-
cec, nephews, and other relatives 
and friends.
Services wer held at Oakwood 
Cemetary under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home, with Doyle 
GadBerry officiating.
Pallbearers were Chris 
Landreth, Kevin Landreth, Clint 
Landreth, Michael Landreth, 
David Landreth, Daryl Williams, 
Matt Harjo, Tommy Harjo, and 
Derick Landreth.
Gary Lynn Abbiss
Memorial Service for Gary 
Lynn Abbiss was held on Mon-
day, May 21 at 10 a.m. at First 
Baptist Church in Sulphur.  It was 
under the direction of  Rev. Eddie 
Malphrus at Clagg Funeral Home.
Interment was at Oaklawn 
cemetery in Sulphur.
Abbiss died in Ada, OK on 
Friday, May 18 at the age of 59.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1942 
to Shibley and Fay (Murphy) Ab-
biss in Seminole.
He grew up in the Seminole 
and Wewoka area.  Graduated 
from Seminole High School and 
served 20 years in the Air Force, 
including 3 tours in Vietnam.
He married Hope Drury on 
April 12, 1988 at Moore.
They lived in Moore before 
moving to Sulfphur 4 years ago.  
He served on the Buckhorn Rural 
Water Board.
Abbiss was a member of the 
First Baptist Church in Sulphur 
and a member of the Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents, and a sister Rose 
Marie Abbiss.
Abbiss is survived by his wife, 
Hope; daughter Debra Grey of 
Apache Junctrion, Ariz.; and four 
sons, Gary Abbiss, Jr., of Queen 
Creek, Ariz.; Gregory Abbiss, 
Apache Junction, Ariz.; Matt 
Wilburn, Stillwater, and Bart 
Wilburn, Edmond; 3 grandchil-
dren.
Honorary Pallbearers were 
Dave Fernwalt, Tommy St. Cyr, 
Steve Grummer, Harvey Hollow-
ell, Jerry Martin, Kevin Whitman, 
Ron Box, Will Danewood and 
Richard Whitburn.  
Houston Grisham
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole resident Houston A. 
Grisham, 72, are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Wednesday at Swear-
ingen Chapel.
Rev. Ray Belford will offi-
ciate, assisted by Dr. James 
Sill, both of First Christian 
Church.
Burial will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Houston died Saturday 
night, May 19, 2001, at Baptist 
Hospital, Oklahoma City.
He was born Sept. 19, 1928, 
in Bakersfield, Mo., to Mollie 
(Climer) and James Monroe 
Grisham.
He was a graduate of New 
Lima High School and at-
tended the University of Ken-
tucky.
He worked for 26 years as a 
mechanic, a supervisor and an 
instructor at Tinker Air Force 
Base.
In his job he frequently 
served as crash site investiga-
tor for plane crashes and set up 
several historic airplane ex-
hibits in museums nationwide.
He married Rita Burkhart 
on Aug. 19, 1950, in Ozark, 
Ark., who survives him of the 
home.
Other survivors include one 
daughter and son-in-law, 
Karen and Jerry Anson, Semi-
nole; four sons and three 
daughters-in-law, Dennis and 
Carla Grisham, Eufaula, Larry 
Grisham, Tulsa, Terry and Ter-
rie Grisham, Tulsa, Randy and 
Janie Grisham, Wewoka.
Survivors also include two 
brothers, Clifford Grisham, 
New Lima, and Kenneth M. 
“Pete” Grisham, Oklahoma 
City; four sisters, Lorene 
Joyce, Shirley Trimarchi and 
Linda Jones, all of Oklahoma 
City, and Mary Hunter, Syra-
cuse, NY; six grandchildren, 
Heather and Ryan Anson, Jill 
Anson Malone, Dennis 
Grisham Jr., Kelsey Grisham 
and Jarrod Wood; a stepgrand-
daughter, Michelle Suprenant; 
one great-grandson, Dennis 
Grisham III; and two step-
great-grandchildren, Jade and 
Josh Hurst.
He was preceded in death 
by one brother, Fred Grisham, 
and his parents.
Pallbearers will include 
grandsons and nephews, 
Dennis Grisham Jr., Ryan An-
son, Jarrod Wood, Kenneth M. 
“Sonny” Grisham, Greg Jones 
and James Joyce.
Honorary casketbearers in-
clude JP Anderson, Dave An-
derson, Dan Anderson and 
Earl Bowen.
Grisham

Clyde Short
Word has been received of the 
death of former Seminole resi-
dent, Clyde Short, 82, of Odessa, 
Texas.
Short died Monday, May 21, 
2001 at the Scenic Mountain 
Hospital in Big Spring, Texas.
Services are  scheduled to be 
held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the 
First Baptist Church of Odessa 
with Dr. Ernest Easley to offici-
ate.
The funeral is under the direc-
tion of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral 
Home of Odessa.
Short was born Nov.15, 1918 
in Seminole to James and Burlie 
Jane Ray Short.
He married Florene Dial on 
Aug. 14, 1943 in Baird, Texas.
Short moved from Seminole to 
Odessa in 1946.
He retired from Phillips Pe-
troleum Company after 38 years 
of service.
Short was a U. S. Army vet-
eran and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by 
his wife, his parents and eight 
brothers and sisters.
Survivors are his son Don 
Short of Odessa; one sister, Mae 
Farren of Gruver, Texas; and two 
grandchildren.
Rubin Dodson
Graveside services for Rubin 
Edward Dodson are scheduled for 
1 p.m. Tuesday, at Brinkman 
Cemetery near Mangum under 
the direction of Stout Funeral 
Home. Mildred Gable is sched-
uled to officiate.
Dodson died Saturday morn-
ing, May 19, 2001, in Holdenville 
at the age of 96.
He was born on March 16, 
1905 to James and Lula (Johnson) 
Dodson in Therell, Texas.
Dodson was raised in the 
Greer County area.
He married Katy Hazel Kem-
per on July 18, 1925 in Greer 
county.
The Dodsons moved to Harris-
burg, Oregon in 1945.
He was ordained a minister in 
the early 1940’s serving several 
churches over the years, including 
the Assembly of Jesus Christ and 
the Light House Temple in Ma-
dras, Ore.
Dodson worked for Pierce 
Manufacturing until retiring in 
1968.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents, two sons, Ralph Ed-
ward Dodson, and Charlie David 
Dodson; one daughter, Peggy 
Joreen Dodson; one grandson; 
one great-grandson; nine broth-
ers; and three sisters.
Dodson is survived by four 
daughters, Mickey LeGerreettee 
of Vancouver, Wash., Matilda 
Costa of Marysville, Wash., Patti 
Rowe of Wewoka, and Dorothy 
Prom of Harrisburg, Ore.; 19  
grandchildren, 39 great-
grandchildren, and five great-
great-grandchildren.
   
Colman Calvert
Services for Colman Curtis 
Calvert were held Saturday at the 
East Main Church of Christ in 
Holdenville with Scott Dutton 
officiating.
Private interment followed at 
the Yeager Cemetery under the 
direction of Hudson-Phillips Fu-
neral Home.
Colman died May 17, 2001 in 
Holdenville, at the age of 69.
He was born May 3, 1932 in 
Mullshoe, Texas, to Allie Mae 
(Hopkins) and William Spencer 
Calvert. 
Colman was raised in Ste-
venville, Texas and several areas 
in Oklahoma.
He was a veteran of the United 
States Air Force and worked for 
Robinson Drilling in the Texas oil 
field.
On June 21, 1970, Coleman 
married Karen Weaver in Snyder, 
Texas.
Colman was a member of the 
East Main Church of Christ in 
Holdenville.
His hobbies were fishing, gar-
dening, and watching western 
movies.
Colman is survived by his wife  
Karen of the home; one daughter, 
Shelley of the home; three sons, 
Clifton Calvert of Hobbs, N. M., 
Chris Calvert of Big Springs, 
Texas, and Jesse Calvert of 
Houston, Texas; one brother, A. 
D. Calvert of Wewoka; one sister, 
Wanda Bea Sheffield of Kilgore, 
Texas, and three grandchildren.
Rose Dunagan
Graveside services for former 
Seminole resident Rose Dunagan 
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 
Little Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate.
Dunagan died May 17, 2001, 
at Norman Regional Hospital.
She was born in Norman on 
Sept. 23, 1926 to Orville D. and 
Ethel May (Bowlin) Cox.
On July 7, 1945, she married 
Andrew “Andy” David Dunagan.
Dunagan moved from Semi-
nole to Norman in 1968.
She worked as a cook for the 
Little Axe school system, retiring 
in the late 1980’s.
Dunagan was of the Baptist 
faith.
She worked on the Little Axe 
Volunteer Fire Department 
Committee.
Dunagan was preceded in 
death by her parents; one daugh-
ter, Deloris Dunagan; two broth-
ers and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; two sons, David 
Dunagan of Schotten, Germany, 
and Larry Dunagan of Portland, 
Ore.; one daughter, Wanda Wor-
nick, of Norman; one half-
brother, Richard Cox of Great 
Bend, Kansas; and one half-sister, 
Alfreda Brummer of Houston, 
Texas; 15 grandchildren, and 5 
great-grandchildren.
Johnnie ‘Mack’ Brown
Johnnie “Mack” Brown of 
Wewoka died Wednesday, May 
16, 2001 at Holdenville General 
Hospital at the age of 79.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mace-
donia Baptist Church in Wewoka 
with Rev. Frank Washington offi-
ciating.
Burial is to be at Westwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.
He was born Jan. 12, 1922 at 
Boley to George and Lottie 
(Duke) Brown.  
Prior to retiring, Brown had 
worked for Matheny Motor Com-
pany for three years and Malloy 
Doyle Ford Garage for 22 years.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Brown is survived by his wife, 
Juanity Brown of Wewoka; three 
daughters, Annie Re Brown of 
Wewoka, Lottie B. Willis of 
Oklahoma City, and Linda Brown 
of Wewoka; one son, Carzell 
Brown of Wewoka; 11 grandchil-
dren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 
two great-great-grandchildren.
Barney Coker Sr.
Funeral services for Barney 
Coesee Coker Sr., a Seminole 
resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Stuot Funeral Chapel 
in Wewoka with Rev. Houston 
Tiger and Rev. Steve Holata offi-
ciating.
Interment is to be at the Coker 
family home west of Seminole 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
Wake services are scheduled 
for 6 p.m. tonight at the Stout Fu-
neral Chapel in Wewoka.
Coker died Wednesday, May 
16, 2001, at the age of 88.
He was born Jan. 16, 1913 to 
J.B. Coesee and Minnie Coker in 
Seminole.
Coker was reared in the Semi-
nole County area and educated at 
Pleasant Grove School and the 
Mekusukey Boys’ Academy.
In 1948, He married Katie 
West in Seminole County.
Coker was a member of the 
Sand Creek Eufaula Indian Bap-
tist Church in Wewoka.
He was an avid farmer and 
loved sports.  He was active in all 
areas of sports as a young man.  
As he aged, he became the past-
time’s biggest fan.
Coker was preceded in death 
by his parents; his wife; one 
daugther, Shirley Henneha; one 
son, Jesse Don Coker; and two 
grandsons, Brian Cully and Rol-
land Henneha.
He is survived by his six 
daughters, Jane Northcott, Ro-
setta Coley, Margie Stalnaker, 
Julie Hopper, Martha Flippin, all 
of Seminole, and Daisey Marshall 
of Tulsa; two sons, Barney Coker 
Jr. of Wolf, and Dan Coker of 
Ada; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-
grandchildren; and one great-
great-grandchild.
Pallbearers include Tony 
Northcott, Randy Northcott, 
Manuel Lena, Dominic Coker, 
Eric Coley, Brent Hopper, Char-
lie Henneha Jr., and Jesse Mar-
shall.
Honorary Pllbearers include 
Lonnie Lofton, Thompson Pos-
toak, Fred Combs, Donald Rip-
pee, Tony Womack, Joe Hopper, 
and Wayland Northcott.
Willa Guinn
Funeral services for Seminole 
County native Willa Lou Guinn 
are scheduled for 10 a.m. Satur-
day at the Aydelotte Baptist 
Church with Rev. Ken May offi-
ciating.
Interment will follow in the 
Prague Cemetery under the di-
rection of Parks Brothers Funeral 
Service of Prague.
Viewing and visitation will be 
form 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at 
Parks Brothers Funeral Home in 
Prague and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Friday at the Parks Brothers Fu-
neral Chapel in Meeker.
Guinn died Wednesday, May 
16, 2001 at her home in Shawnee 
at the age of 73.
She was born March 17, 1928 
in Seminole County to Claud Al-
bert and Beulah (Cleere) McGin-
nis.
Guinn was a Shawnee resident 
and attended Aydelotte Baptist 
Church.
She worked as a supervisor 
and operator for Southwestern 
Bell before retiring in 1964.
Guinn graduated from Prairie 
Valley High School in 1948.
She married Clifford “Hap” 
Guinn on Sept. 18, 1980 in 
Shawnee.
Guinn was preceded in death 
by her parents; her first husband, 
Joseph Jones on Aug. 8, 1978; 
and two brothers, Billy Fred 
“Buck” McGinnis and John 
McGinnis.
She is survived by her husband 
“Hap” Guinn of the home; one 
son, Benny Jones of Prague; three 
stepdaughters, Wilma Edmonson 
and Carma Morris, both of  
Shawnee, and Kathy Fletcher of 
Meeker; three brothers, Sam 
McGinnis of Prague, Richard 
McGinnis of Spiro, and Pat 
McGinnis of Prague; one sister, 
Nancy Traywick; 11 grandchil-
dren; and three great-
grandchildren.
Travis McMahan
Memorial services for Travis 
D. McMahan of Seminole are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at 
Harvey Road Baptist Church with 
Rev. Robert Hightower officiat-
ing.
McMahan died Tuesday, May 
15, 2001 at Presbyterian Hospital 
in Oklahoma City at the age of 
80.
He was born Oct. 1, 1920 in 
Wynona to Charlie B. McMahan 
and Lillie B. (Warren) McMahan.
McMahan attended school in 
Wynona, Borger, Texas, 
Shawnee, and graduated from 
Webster High School in Okla-
homa City.
He received his degree in pe-
troleum engineering from Okla-
homa University.
McMahan attended Harvey 
Road Baptist Church.  He was a 
member of Siloam Masonic 
Lodge in Oklahoma City where 
he received his 50-year pin in 
2000.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army Air Force having served 
four years.  He was a bomber pi-
lot who flew 58 missions.
Following his military service, 
McMahan worked for 10 years 
for Phillips Petroleum Company 
in Caracas, Venezuela where he 
was in charge of their holdings.
He moved back to Seminole in 
1955.  McMahan started H & H 
Specialties Oilfield Supply Com-
pany following her return to 
Seminole.  He retired in 1985.
McMahan married Barbara 
Barton on June 17, 1994 in Las 
Vegas, Nev.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; his first wife, Carme-
litta McMahan in 1990; one 
brother, and four sisters.
McMahan is survived by his 
wife, Barbara McMahan of the 
home; three daughters, Sherrie 
Willis of St. Petersburg, Fla., 
Tammy Sylsberry of Seminole, 
and Amy Pharaoh; four grand-
children.
Gladys Martin
Gladys Lea “Memmy” 
Martin was born Dec. 18, 1904 
in Center Point, Howard 
County, Ark. to John and Rosa 
Gregg.  
Their family moved to 
Stonewall when she was two 
years old.  When she was 
seven years old, her family 
moved to Tishomingo.
She married Robert Lee 
Underwood on Feb. 17, 1925.  
To them were born two 
daughters, Margie Lea Reed of 
Ada and Jacqueline Michelle 
Underwood who died in in-
fancy.
Mrs. Martin lived in Ada 
many years.  She went to Cali-
fornia in 1942 where she 
worked at San Bernardino Air 
Force Base.  She later trans-
ferred to Tinker Air Force 
Base in Oklahoma City.
She and Wesley Simpson 
Martin were married in Lov-
ington, N.M. on Aug. 17, 
1957.  He preceded her in 
death on Aug. 20, 1972.  
Mrs. Martin was admitted to 
Pioneer Nursing Home Oct. 
23, 1976.  
She was a devoted Christian 
for over 50 years and a mem-
ber of the First Assembly of 
God Chruch in Seminole.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents; husband; 
daughter; three brothers, N.N. 
Gregg, H.H. Gregg and Rocky 
Gregg and a sister, Michelle 
Davis.
Survivors include her 
daughter, Margie Lea Reed of 
Ada; two grandaughters, 
Janette Kay Jackson of Semi-
nole and Jacqueline Marie 
Sesso of Corpus Christi, 
Texas; three great-grandsons, 
Warren Lee Johnson of Semi-
nole, Abbey Nicole Johnson of 
Marietta, Ga. and Logan John-
son of Marietta, Ga.
Funeral services will be 
held Friday, May 18, 2001 at 2 
p.m. at Swearingen Funeral 
Home Chapel with Rev. Har-
old Turner officiating.  
Interment will follow at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens 
in Seminole.  Services are un-
der the direction of Swearin-
gen Funeral Home.
Inez Luper
Funeral services for Inez G. 
Luper of Del City, mother of a 
Wewoka resident, are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. Thursday at Res-
thaven Funeral Home Chapel 
with Rev. R.B. Mathis officiating.
Burial is to be at Resthaven 
Memorial Park under the direc-
tion of Resthaven Funeral Home.
Luper died Sunday, May 13, 
2001, at a Del City Nursing 
Home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1916 in 
Earlsboro to Frank Brown and 
Clara Elizabeth (Roush) Brown.
She married Ora Gideon Luper 
on Oct. 19, 1934 in Wanette.  She 
was a homemaker.
Luper was a member of Har-
vey Road Baptist Church and 
lived in Wewoka and Seminole 
for most of her life.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; one brother, Ray 
Brown; and two sisters, Elsie 
McVey and Mary Christian.
Luper is survived by her hus-
band, Ora “Tag” Luper of Okla-
homa City; four sons, Alvin Ora 
Luper of Canyon Lake, Texas, 
Billy Ray Luper of Jacksonville, 
Fla., Franklin D. Luper of Ada, 
and Terry Lynn Luper of We-
woka; four daughters, Marlene 
Johnson of Pryor, Arrelene 
Reeves, Bonnie Su Mason, and 
Quanah Kaye Newman, all of 
Oklahoma City; one brother, 
Donald Brown of Lancaster, 
Calif.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-
grandchildren; and three great-
great-grandchildren.
The family has designated 
Good Shepherd Hospice of Okla-
homa City as appropriate for 
memorials.
Roy ‘Bid’ Coffman
Funeral services for Roy “Bid” 
L. Coffman are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Thursday at Strothers 
Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield 
officiating.
Burial is to be at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Coffman died Monday, May 
14, 2001 at Integris Baptist Medi-
cal Center in Oklahoma City at 
the age of 81.
He was born April 28, 1920 in 
Cleveland, Okla. to Joseph H. 
Coffman and Etta Bell (Andrews) 
Coffman.
The family moved to Seminole 
in 1929.
Coffman married Felicia 
“Peggy” Prunty on Sept. 25, 1946 
in Denison, Texas.
He worked as a pipeline 
welder for over 40 years.
Coffman was a veteran of the 
U.S. Coast Guard during World 
War II.
He was a member of United 
Association of Journeymen and 
Apprentices of Plumbing and 
Pipefitting Industry.
Coffman was preceded in 
death by his wife of 53 years, 
Peggy Coffman on March 4, 
2001; his parents; and two sisters.
He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Rebecca Cook of Oklahoma 
City; one son, Roy L. Coffman Jr. 
of Omaha, Neb.; one stepson, 
Charles Jenkins of Madill; one 
brother, Victor Coffman of 
Stroud; five grandchildren; and 
four great-grandchildren.
Angela Davis
Graveside services for Semi-
nole resident Angela Dawn Davis 
are scheduled for 11 a.m. at Va-
moosa Cemetery.
Davis died May 14, at the age 
of 29.
She was born Aug. 23, 1971 in 
Castro Valley, Calif. to Brenda 
Hankins and Gary Bandy.
Davis spent most of her life in 
the Konawa area.
She was preceded in death by 
her Paternal Grandfather Harold 
Bandy.
Davis is survived by her 
mother, Brenda Hankins of Semi-
nole; her father Gary Bandy of 
Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Zachary 
Davis and Jered Davis, both of 
Guthrie; one daughter, Ashley 
Davis of Guthrie; two brothers, 
Gary Bandy Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; 
and Derek Bandy of Seminole; 
one sister, Crystal Bandy of 
Bowlegs;  grandparents, Curtis ad 
Dorothy Hankins of Seminole; 
and Mary Bandy of Phoenix, AZ
Gladys Martin
    Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Gladys Lea Martin are 
scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. Harold Turner officiating.
   Martin died Monday at Semi-
nole Medical Center at the age of 
96.
   She was born Dec. 18, 1904 in 
DeQueen, AR to John Washing-
ton Gregg and Evelyn Rosa 
(Johnson) Gregg.
   Martin moved to Seminole from 
New Mexico in 1926.
     She was “Queen for the Year,” 
in 1984 at Pioneer Nursing 
Home.
    Martin was employed at Tinker 
Air Force Base during the 1940’s.
     She was proceded in death by 
her husband Simpson Martin, he 
died in 1972 in Eunice, NM   
      Martin is survived by one 
daughter, Margie Lea Reed of 
Ada.
Fola Campbell
Funeral services for Fola M. 
Campbell, mother of a Seminole 
resident, are scheduled for 10:30 
a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist 
Church in Cedar Vale, Kan.
Interment is to be at Rock 
Creek Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Wheeler Funeral Home in 
Cedar Vale, Kan.
She died Saturday, May 12, 
2001 at Medicalodge in Arkansas 
City, Kan at the age of 88.
Campbell was born April 12, 
1913 near Cloverdale, Kan. to 
Charles V. and Loma (Dough-
erty) Shaff.
She was raised in the Clover-
dale area and attended the rural 
schools and Sedan High School.
She married Ira Campbell Jan. 
27, 1932 in Winfield, Kan.  He 
preceded her in death in 1971.
Campbell was a farmwife and 
was active in raising her family.
She had been a longtime 
member of Cloverdale Methodist 
Church.
In addition to her husband, she 
was preceded in death by two 
daughters, Shirley Campbell and 
Sharon Groom; and one grand-
son, Wesley Gene.
She is survived by five sons, 
Kenneth of Shidler, Chet of 
Wyandotte, Mike of Cedar Vale, 
Kan., Ron of Seminole, and Bob  
of Cedar Vale, Kan.; four daugh-
ters, Bonnie Campbell of Cedar 
Vale, Kan., Louise Burdette of 
Grenola, Kan., Maxine Griggs of 
Ponca City, and Jane Basler of 
Emporia, Kan.
Other survivors include two 
brothers, Vance Shaff of Herlong, 
Calif., and Ralph Shaff of Sedan, 
Kan.; one sister, Dorothy Bohan-
nan of Wichita, Kan.; 22 grand-
children; and 26 great-grand-
children.
The family requests that those 
desiring to make memorials may 
do so to Cedar Vale High School 
athletic department.
Alta Pratt
Alta Mae Pratt of Wewoka 
died Friday, May 11, 2001 in 
Corpus Christi, Texas while 
visiting her daughter and son-
in-law.  She was 89 years of 
age.
She was born Aug. 30, 1911 
in Chandler to Bertha Olodine 
Dunham and James William 
Dunham.
She graduated from Varnum 
High School and Hill’s Busi-
ness College in Oklahoma 
City.
After college, she moved to 
Seminole and was employed 
by the Grisso Law Firm as le-
gal secretary to State Repre-
sentative Dick Grisso.
While living in Seminole, 
she met and married the late 
Clyde Pratt.  They moved to 
Wewoka in 1936.  
She was employed by the 
Charlie Carl Law Firm and 
later for Myle’s Dress Shop.
She is survived by her 
daughter and son-in-law, 
Clarice and Tom Almond; one 
sister and brother-in-law, 
Wilka and Farmer Wann of 
Pocola; three grandchildren, 
Christy Abbott of Corpus 
Christi, Texas, Stephen Al-
mond and wife, Patty Almond, 
of Austin, Texas and David 
Almond of Houston, Texas; 
and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 
at 10:30 a.m. today at First 
Baptist Church of Wewoka 
with Rev. Dan Anderson offi-
ciating.
Burial as at Oakwood 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Stout Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include John 
Bellmyer, Earl Bevelhymer, 
Gerald Hill, Max Filson, Ferril 
Williamson, and Ron Stafford.
Honorary pallbearer was 
Kenneth Ballard.
Thelma Muirhead
Thelma Muirhead, an 
Okemah resident, passed away 
Thursday, May 10, 2001 at the 
age of 93 in Oklahoma City.
Thelma was born on July 5, 
1907 to H.W. and Edith (Ted-
ford) Wright in Pinkstaff, Ill.
She was reared and edu-
cated in the Lone Oak area.
On Dec. 9, 1930, Thelma 
married Sid Muirhead in Little.
Thelma was an Adult Bible 
Class teacher at Phillips Plant 
Sunday School for 30 years.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents; her husband, 
Sid Muirhead; and two broth-
ers, Keith and Walter Wright.
She is survived by one 
daughter, Mona Campbell of 
Okemah; one son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Eddie and Rita 
Muirhead of Okemah; three 
grandchildren, Clark Campbell 
of Okemah, Eric Muirhead and 
Sean Muirhead, both of 
Baytown, Texas; four great-
grandchildren, Crissie Camp-
bell, Ashley Campbell, 
Tawnya Muirhead, and 
Zacharia Muirhead; 
Great-great-grandson, John 
Butler Simpson V; two sisters, 
Katherene Suddath of Para-
dise, Calif., and Myra Horn of 
Holdenville; and a host of 
nieces, nephews, and other 
relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held 
at 2:30 p.m. at the Stout Fu-
neral Home Chapel in We-
woka on  Saturday with Rev. 
James Wiggington officiating.
Family members served as 
pallbearers.
Interment was at the 
Wetumka Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Irene Addington
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Irene 
L. (Stewart) Addington are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
Midwest City Community Church 
of the Nazarene.
Graveside services are sched-
uled for 1 p.m. Monday at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home 
of Midwest City.
The Midwest City resident 
died Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 
the age of 82.
Addington was born on April 
1, 1919 in Prague to Tim and Al-
ice (Williams) Stewart.
She grew up in the Prague and 
Seminole areas.  She attended 
school at Prairie Valley.
Addington moved to Midwest 
City in 1949.
She married James Addington 
of Feb. 6, 1958 in Gainesville, 
Texas.
Addington was a member of 
the Midwest City Community 
Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her hus-
band, James, of the home.
Addington was preceded in 
death by her parents; five broth-
ers, Tim, Fred, Silas, Orville, and 
Grady Stewart; three sisters, 
Bobbie Hinson, Verna Hubbard, 
and Ida Martin.
Daisy Dimpel
Daisy Nancy Dimpel died Fri-
day, May 11, 2001 at Seminole 
Estates Nursing Center at the age 
of 96.
Memorial services for the 
longtime Seminole resident are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday 
at Swearingen Funeral Chapel 
with Rev. Carl Whitfield offici-
ating.
Services will be under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Dimpel was born in Terlton, 
Indian Territory, on Oct. 19, 1904 
to Frank Hackleman and Mable 
(Rouse) Hackleman.
She was married to Merl Al-
bert Dimpel who preceded her in 
death in June 1964.
Dimpel was a member of First 
Christian Church and a home-
maker.
She had been a resident of 
Seminole since 1963.
In addition to her husband, she 
was preceded in death by her par-
ents; one daughter, Joy Sherritt; 
two brothers, Archie and Thru-
man Hackleman; three sisters, 
Beula McKibben, Violet Lang-
ston, and Lela Francis.
She is survived by three sons, 
Hal Dimpel of Palm Springs, 
Calif., Al “Mack” Dimpel of 
Shawnee, and Jon Dimpel of 
Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, 
Iris Lauderdale of Seminole, 
Donna Reese of Phoenix, Ariz., 
and Dee Babb of Hennessey; 27 
grandchildren; 61 great-grand-
children; and nine great-great-
grandchildren.
Edwin Williams
The Mass of Christian Burial 
for Seminole native Edwin Burr 
Williams is to be held 10:30 a.m. 
Friday at Holy Family Cathedral 
in Tulsa.
Burial will follow in Calvary 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Fitzgerald Funeral Service of 
Tulsa.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. 
tonight at the Fitzgerald Ivy 
Chapel in Tulsa.
Williams died Tuesday, May 
8, 2001 in Tulsa at the age of 66.
He was born Dec. 17, 1934 in 
Seminole to Burr H. and Mildred 
(Bruhin) Williams.
Williams attended Seminole 
schools, graduating in the class of 
1952.
Following high school, Wil-
liams enlisted in the U.S. Army.  
Upon completion of service, he 
enrolled at Oklahoma State Uni-
versity where he studies engi-
neering.
In 1961, Williams moved to 
Tulsa and took a job with Powers 
Electric Company.  He later 
worked with Empire Construc-
tion.
In 1968, he purchased Tobey’s 
Night Club which was one of 
Tulsa’s premier stages to show-
case up and coming national mu-
sic acts.
Williams bought the Rose-
wood Lounge in 1976 and oper-
ated it until 1978.
He purchased Apartment 
Movers of Tulsa in 1979 and op-
erated the business until his re-
tirement in 199r.
Survivors include two sons, 
Jeffrey James Williams of Hous-
ton, Texas, and David Fitzgerald 
Williams of Tulsa; three daugh-
ters, Mary Suzanne Tiffany Tan-
ner, Shae Lynn Heinrichs, and 
Sarah Judith Williams, all of 
Tulsa; one brother, James F. Wil-
liams of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one 
sister, Pat Malone of Elk City; 
and nine grandchildren.
Billy Dunlap
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Billy Don 
Dunlap are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday at Union Missionary 
Baptist Church in Shawnee with 
Rev. Rudolph Doss officiating.
Interment is to be at Earlsboro 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Keller Funeral Home of Wewoka.
Dunlap died Sunday, May 6, 
2001 at University Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 59.
He was a resident of North-
west Nursing Center in Oklahoma 
City at the time of his death.
Dunlap was born Aug. 21, 
1941 in Seminole County to 
Jewel Dunlap and Lonada (Bran-
non) Dunlap.
He attended Booker T. Wash-
ington and Seminole High 
School.
Dunlap was of the Baptist faith 
and worked as a self-employed 
barber and hair stylist.
He married Imogene Dunlap in 
1974 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Dunlap is survived by his wife, 
Imogene Dunlap of Milwaukee, 
Wis.; two daughters, Sharnissa D. 
Parker of Milwaukee, Wis. and 
Felesha D. Dean of Oklahoma 
City; two sons, Gary Don Dunlap 
of Milwaukee, Wis. and Billy 
Don Dunlap Jr. of El Paso, Texas; 
three sisters, Jewelie Mayzett of 
Boley, Wanda Phillips of 
Shawnee, and Sandra Winrow of 
Earlsboro; two brothers, Mack 
Easley of Earlsboro and Clayton 
Armstead of Shawnee; eight 
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
Edwin ‘Ed’ Darr
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Edwin L. “Ed” Darr are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood of-
ficiating.
Burial is to be at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Darr died Tuesday, May 8, 
2001 at Van Buren, Ark. at the 
age of 75.
He was born on April 2, 1926 
in Bon Special, Ark. to Charles 
William Darr and Lou (Tuggle) 
Darr.
Darr was a military veteran 
having served with the U.S. Navy 
during World War II.
He married Lucille Hopkins on 
Aug. 18, 1983 in Seminole.
Darr was a member of Wolf 
Free Will Baptist Church and had 
retired as a custodian with Semi-
nole Public Schools.  Darr loved 
to fish.
He is survived by his wife, 
Lucille Darr, of the home; three 
sons, Ira Darr of Seminole, Eddie 
Darr of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Ar-
thur Ritchie of San Francisco, 
Calif.; two daughters, Gail Har-
well of Muldrow and Nancy 
Lowe of Maud; one brother, Amil 
Darr of Seminole, one sister, 
Grace Roberts of Van Buren, 
Ark.; and several grandchildren.
Kenneth Collier
Graveside services for Semi-
nole County native and Osage 
resident Kenneth Wayne Collier 
are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday 
at Tate Mountain Cemetery, 
South of Wewoka, under the di-
rection of Fisher Funeral Home of 
Holdenville.
Collier died at Hillcrest Hos-
pital in Tulsa at the age of 58.
He was born July 20, 1942 
near Wewoka to Florence (Cat-
lett) Collier and C.M. Collier.
He was reared in rural We-
woka and attended Jackson 
schools.
Collier owned and operated 
Hennessey Well Service in Hen-
nessey for several years before 
moving to Osage.
He was preceded in death by 
his father, Chester Collier, one 
brother B.J. Collier; and one sis-
ter, Nellie White.
Collier is survived by two 
sons, Kent Collier of Hennessey 
and Brent Collier of Hominy; his 
mother, Florence Collier of Cres-
cent; one brother, J.C. Collier of 
Hominy; four sisters, Doris Staf-
ford of Crescent, Vera Epperley 
of Holdenville, Muriel Davis of 
Oklahoma City, and Linda Blan-
ton of Mustang; his fiancé, 
Wanda, of Osage; and one grand-
son.
Jimmie ‘Jim’ Johnson
Funeral services for Jimmie L. 
“Jim” Johnson, brother of a We-
woka resident, were held 11 a.m. 
Monday in the Mount Carmel 
Baptist Church in Wynnewood 
with Rev. Melvin Sanders offici-
ating.
Burial was in Hopewell 
Cemetery in Wynnewood under 
the direction of Bailes-Polk Fu-
neral Home of Duncan.
Johnson died Tuesday, May 1, 
2001 at the age of 78.
He was born Nov. 16, 1922 in 
Wynnewood to Cyrus and Cath-
erine (Allen) Johnson.
Johnson grew up in Wynne-
wood and attended Wynnewood 
schools.
He united with the Mount 
Carmel Baptist Church at a young 
age.
In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. 
Army and was in the battles and 
campaigns in New Guinea and 
Northern Solomons during World 
War II.
Following his return from the 
service, he attended Langston 
University for two years.
In 1974, he married Essie Mae 
Holland.
He is survived by his wife, Es-
sie Mae Johnson of Duncan; eight 
daughters, Cookie Smith of Wyn-
newood, Jocelyn Rushing of 
Pauls Valley, Denise Russell of 
Oklahoma City, Ives Johnson of 
Oklahoma City, Carla Thompson 
of Germany, Jenell Cook of 
Oklahoma City, Chrystal Holland 
of Duncan, and Louise Chandler 
of Jackson, S.C.; four sons, An-
thony Johnson of Atlanta, Ga., 
Jimmy Johnson Jr. of Houston, 
Texas, and Nigel Johnson and 
Michael Johnson, both of 
Duncan; two sisters, Jonnie Love 
of Wynnewood, and Alice cooper 
of Wewoka; two brothers, Tom-
mie L. Johnson of Wynnewood 
and Edward Johnson of Palm 
Beach, Fla.; 35 grandchildren; 
and nine great-grandchildren. 
Andrew ‘Andy’ Foster
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Andrew “Andy” Foster 
were held 2 p.m. Monday at 
Eisenhour’s Southeast Chapel 
followed by interment at Res-
thaven Cemetery.
A Wake service was held from 
6-8 p.m. Sunday at Bill Eisenhour 
Funeral Home.
Foster died Friday, May 4, 
2001, at the age of 71.
He was born in Seminole on 
Jan. 7, 1930 to  Etta Stewart and 
Aaron Foster.
Foster was a graduate of Se-
quoyah Indian School in Tahle-
quah.
He was a career member of the 
U.S. Air Force, retiring after 27 
years of service.
Foster was a member of the 
Angie Smith United Methodist 
Church.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and sister, Mary.
Foster is survived by his wife, 
Loretta; four sons, Alvin, Ken-
neth, Darrel, and Adam; two step-
sons, Steve Goat and Joe Goat; 
one stepdaughter, Johnnie Keel; 
two brothers Henry and Robert; 
two sisters, Ramona Sam and 
Millie Ned; and several grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
Jimmy Choate Sr.
Jimmy Dale Choate Sr., a Sa-
sakwa resident, died Sunday, 
May 6, 2001 at the age of 67.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stout 
Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka 
with Brother Lee Wayne Fowler 
officiating.
Interment will be at the Choate 
Family Cemetery in Sasakwa un-
der the direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Choate was born Sept. 8, 1933 
to Bonnie Leroy and Ruby (Mer-
cer) Choate.
He was reared and educated in 
the Bakersfield, Calif. area.
Choate was a past member of 
the Union Local No. 428 ? Heavy 
Equipment Operators and Engi-
neers.  He worked in heavy con-
struction from 1959 until his re-
tirement in 1995.
Choate married Dorthy Box on 
March 22, 1956 in Gallup, N.M.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and three brothers, 
Tommy, L.C. and Charles.
Choate is survived by his wife, 
Dorthy Choate of the home; four 
sons, Jimmy Choate Jr. and Gene 
W. Choate Sr., both of Sasakwa, 
Gary Choate of Phoenix, Ariz., 
and Marty George of Sasakwa; 
three daughters, Judith Holmes of 
Phoenix, Ariz., Janice Wilt of 
Buckeye, Ark., and Susanna 
Greer of Glendale, Ariz.; one 
sister, Nancy George of Vaga, 
Texas; five brothers, Joe Choate 
and Wilfred Choate, both of Sa-
sakwa, Bob Choate of Okemah, 
A.D. Choate and Verna Choate, 
both of Sasakwa.
Pallbearers include Gene 
Choate Jr., Joshua Choate, Jimmy 
Dale Choate III, Mathew Choate, 
Shane Heard, and Michael 
Fredrickson.
Honorary pallbearers are Sha-
lane Choate, Jacob Pippin, John 
Choate, Michael Wilt, Danny 
Holmes, and Keith Holmes; and 
16 grandchildren.
Leona Burris
Leona Kathryn Burris, sister of 
a Seminole resident, died Friday, 
May 4, 2001, in Chouteau at the 
age of 68.
Funeral services were held 
2:30 p.m. today in the Key Fu-
neral Chapel in Chouteau with 
Rev. Lester Tims officiating.
Burial was in the Chouteau 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Key Funeral Home of Chouteau.
She was born Sept. 8, 1932 in 
Tulsa to Troxie and Mary (Rus-
sell) Hollingshead.
Burris grew up and attended 
school in Tishomingo.
She married Callen Burris on 
Aug. 3, 1946 in Sherman, Texas.
Burris was a home health pro-
vider.
She moved to Chouteau in 199 
from Salina.
Burris was of Methodist faith 
and enjoyed growing houseplants.
She was preceded in death by 
one son, Chris; her parents; and 
two brothers.
Burris is survived by four sons, 
Calvin Burris of Ada, Jackie Bur-
ris of Tulsa, Terry Burris of 
Oklahoma City, and Richey Bur-
ris of Ada; two daughters, Ida 
Sumter and Ruth McDonald, both 
of Claremore; one sister, Lola 
Paris of Seminole; special friend, 
Roy Ervin of Chouteau; 13 
grandchildren; and 14 great-
grandchildren..
Kristina Davis
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Kristina Renea Davis are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday 
at Tallahassee Presbyterian 
Church in Seminole with Revs. 
Jack Vines and Dan Factor offici-
ating.
Wake services were held 6 
p.m. Monday, May 7,2001, at 
Stout Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.
She will be will be transported 
to the church at 4 p.m. today for 
all-night wake services that are 
scheduled to being at 8 p.m.
Davis died Saturday, May 5, 
2001 at the age of 26.
She was born on Aug. 17, 
1974 to Joe Davis and Rita 
(Hardy) Marks in Lawton.
Davis was reared and educated 
in the Wewoka area.
She is survived by her parents 
Rita Marks of Seminole, and Joe 
Davis of Ada; three daughters, 
Rhoda and Hanna Davis, and 
Shelby Garcia of the home; two 
sons, Roncho and Alexis Garcia 
of the home; two sisters, Dujua-
nia Rae Marks and Tarena Tiger; 
and three brothers, Jeremyh 
marks, Jim Daniels, and Shane 
Dorsey.
Pallbearers include Ray How-
ard, Victor Mars, Robert Murphy, 
Paul Tebee, Joey Mars, and Vic-
tor Underhill.
Interment will be at the Car-
pitcher Family Cemetery in Wolf 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
LeRoy Hobbs
LeRoy Hobbs died Monday, 
May 7, 2001 at his home in 
Seminole at the age of 62.
He was born Dec. 31, 1938 to 
Charles and Willie (Finch) Hobbs 
in Gowen.
The family moved to Shawnee 
while Hobbs was a young child.  
He attended grammar and high 
school in Shawnee.
His father was a locomotive 
engineer for the Rock Island Rail-
road  His mother was a home-
maker and stayed at home with 
the children.
Hobbs was an avid reader and 
enjoyed working cross word puz-
zles.
He was considered by his 
family to be one of the best saxo-
phone players anywhere.
In the 1960s, Hobbs was a 
baker for Alvie Hale who owned 
and operated a bakery.
It is said that Hobbs took great 
pride in his cakes, pie and bread 
creations.
Hobbs was a veteran of mili-
tary service having served with 
the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Hobbs is survived by one sis-
ter, Lavada Ailey of Shawnee; 
and his best friend and partner in 
life, Beuena Ford, of the home.
No services are to be held.
Anyone wishing to make do-
nations in his memory may do so 
by giving to the American Cancer 
Society and/or local churches of 
their choice to aid those in need.
Doris McFarrin
Graveside services for Semi-
nole native Doris Marie McFarrin 
of Borger, Texas are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
McFerrin died Saturday, May 
5, 2001, at Borger Health Care 
Center at the age of 81.
She was born May 13, 1919 in 
Seminole and graduated from 
Seminole High School.
She moved to Borger, Texas in 
1948.
McFerrin worked at Seminole 
Laundry and the Borger laundry 
and Borger Nursing Home.
She is survived by one son, 
John E. Petty of Amarillo, Texas; 
one daughter, Norma Wells of 
Chicken Creek; seven grandchil-
dren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Varnum School Board
Member Dies at Age 51
Varnum Board of Education 
member Earl Hines succumbed to 
a heart attack at Seminole Medi-
cal Center on Wednesday.
He was 51 years old.
Hines had served nearly nine 
years on the school board, where 
he had pushed for new buildings 
and programs.
“Varnum has lost a good 
friend,” said Superintendent John 
Cope on Thursday.
“He was always a champion of 
the teachers and had pushed hard 
for the new building we’re 
building.”
Hines, who was also well-
known in Seminole for the years 
he umpired at local baseball 
games, had suffered health prob-
lems for the past several years.
“His body may have been 
worn out, but he had tremendous 
heart,” Cope added.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 4 p.m. Saturday at First Bap-
tist Church, where the honorary 
casketbearers will include the 
other members of the Board of 
Education.
Rev. David McDougal and Dr. 
Kelvin Moseley will officiate; 
burial will follow at Rest Haven 
Memorial Gardens under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Hines was born May 3, 1949, 
in Seminole County to James Les 
and Stella Mae (Standerfer) 
Hines.
He served in the US Army 
through two tours in Vietnam and 
was also stationed in Korea. He 
was a staff sergeant with the 
Fourth Infantry.
Hines was a member of the 
Disabled American Veterans and 
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Upon his return to Seminole 
County, he worked in the oilfield.
In addition to serving as an 
umpire, Hines was past vice-
president of the Oklahoma High 
School Baseball Umpires Asso-
ciation.
He married Carol Tigner on 
May 12, 1969, in Seminole. She 
survives him, of the home.
Other survivors include his 
mother, Stella Mae Hines of 
Seminole; one son, Jeffrey D. 
Hines, Seminole; two brothers, 
Roy Hines, Seminole, and Robert 
Ellery Hines, Santa Fe, Texas; 
one sister, Virginia Patrick Semi-
nole; one sister-in-law, Hilda 
Hines, Santa Paula, Calif.; his 
mother- and father-in-law, J.D. 
and Ione Tigner, Seminole.
Hines was preceded in death 
by his father; two brothers, James 
and Clarance Hines; and one son, 
Carlton Hines, who died June 28, 
1993.
Pallbearers will include Jirl 
McGinnis, Harold Henley, J.P. 
“Doc” Duval, Fred Combs, Pat 
Cassetty and Brent Thomas.
Hines
Leon Gore
Funeral services for Sasakwa 
native Leon H. Gore are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Saturday in the 
Barnes and Johnson Chapel in 
Midwest City.
He died at home with his fam-
ily on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 
at the age of 78.
Gore was born Sept. 25, 1922 
in Sasakwa to B.F. and Lula 
Gore.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents, one sister and four 
brothers.
Gore is survived by his wife, 
Pearlene, of the home; two 
daughters, Faye Beam of Mid-
west City, and Carolyn Sue Nor-
vell of Stigler; tone sister, Nadine 
Neal of Meredith, Colo.; two 
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
H.B. ‘Bob’ Hammack
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident H.B. “Bob” Hammack 
are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday 
at Pickard Chapel in Konawa 
with Rev. Bob Bender officiating.
Burial is to follow at Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home.
Hammack died Thursday, May 
3, 2001 at the age of 68.
He was born Jan. 5, 1933 in 
Vincent to Thelma Warner (Eng-
lish) and Burl Eugene Hammack.
Hammack married Grace 
Murdock on Jan. 23, 1954 in 
Boston, Mass.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Navy.
Hammack was a store owner 
and rancher who moved to Ko-
nawa from Norman 20 years ago.
He was preceded in death by 
one sister, Wanda of California.
Hammack is survived by his 
wife, Grace Hammack, of the 
home; one son, Randy Hammack 
of Konawa; one daughter, Diana 
Hammack of Konawa; two broth-
ers, Willis Hammack of Norman 
and Raymond Hammack of 
Oklahoma City; two sisters, 
Ramona McCord of Tipton, and 
Louse Farris of Rogers, Ark.; and 
two granddaughters.
Otis Brown
Graveside services for long-
time Cromwell area resident Otis 
Brown are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
tomorrow at Little Cemetery with 
Rev. Paskel Beban of Friendship 
Baptist Church of Cromwell offi-
ciating.
Services are to be under the di-
rection of Schumacher Funeral 
Home of Okemah.
Brown died Tuesday, May 1, 
2001 in Shawnee at the age of 80.
He was born Aug. 23, 1920 in 
Okfuskee County to Walter 
Brown and Lou Finny Brown.
Brown served with the U.S. 
Army during World War II and 
earned the Philippine Liberation 
Ribbon with Star among others.
He was employed by Atlantic 
Richfield and ARCO before re-
tiring in 1983.
Brown liked spending his time 
fishing, hunting and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, 
Stella, of the home; one son, 
Buddy Walker of Fairfax, Va.; 
two daughters, Judy Davis of 
Gore, and Janet Beene of Remer, 
Tenn.; three sisters, Jeanette 
Worley of Woodville, Calif., An-
nie Jackson of Okemah, and 
Chris Luttrell; seven grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandchild.
Cecil Helling
Cecil Herman Helling, a long-
time Seminole County resident, 
died Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 
Baptist Medical Center in Okla-
homa City at the age of 82.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen 
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve 
Cline officiating.
Burial is to be at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Helling was born July 11, 1918 
in Garber to Karl Helling and Re-
becca Helling.
He married Mamie Marie 
Presley on April 9, 1955 in Semi-
nole.  She preceded him in death 
on Jan. 25, 2001.
Helling was a retired oilfield 
worker and had worked for Flint 
Rig Company.
In addition to his wife, he was 
preceded in death by his parents, 
one sister and one brother.
He is survived by two step-
sons, Fred Presley of Seminole, 
and Gene Presley of Edmond; one 
brother, art Helling of Garber; 
five grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be Noble 
Hays, Gene Cathey, David 
Cathey, Robert Bratton, William 
Lewis Hack Jr., and Steven Parks.
Honorary bearers are Joe Tol-
bert and Wayne Pester.
Judith ‘Judy’ Cichocki
Funeral services for Judith 
“Judy” Angela (Novy) Cichocki 
are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel with Rev. Randall Miller.
Burial is to be at Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She died Tuesday, May 1, 
2001 at University Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 30 
from injuries sustained in an 
automobile accident.
Cichocki was born Dec. 2, 
1970 in St. Louis, Mo. to Larry 
Wayne Roberts and Judith An-
gela (Ogburn) Roberts.
She was a graduate of Strother 
High School.
She married Chris Cichocki on 
Nov. 20, 1993 in Seminole.
Cichocki was a presser in the 
pressing department at Wrangler.  
She had also worked for many 
years at Carl’s Jr. and Kentucky 
Fried Chicken.
She was preceded in death by 
her sister, Juanita Andrea Barker 
on March 24, 1990.
Cichocki is survived by her 
husband of the home; two 
daughters, Tiffani and Alicia Ci-
chocki, both of the home; her 
parents, Larry and Judith Roberts 
of Seminole; one brother, Loren 
Roberts of Atwood; and one sis-
ter, Jeannette Roberts of Semi-
nole.
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Moreland
Graveside services for 
longtime Seminole resident 
Gerald Lyn “Jerry” Moreland 
are scheduled for 10 a.m. to-
morrow at Rest Haven Memo-
rial Gardens under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Following interment, a me-
morial service will be held to 
celebrate his life at 11 a.m. 
tomorrow at First United 
Methodist Church with Rev. 
David Karges officiating.
Moreland died Monday, 
April 30, 2001 at Eufaula at 
the age of 57.
He was born Dec. 20, 1943 
in Olney, Ill. to Leland More-
land and Madelyn (Setter-
strome) Golden.
Moreland moved to Semi-
nole at the age of 13 from 
Borger, Texas.
At the age of 16, he went to 
work at Hammon’s Men’s 
Wear.  He later owned the 
store.  At the time of his death, 
he was self-employed as an in-
dependent general contractor.
He married Rebecca Lee 
“Becky” Cooper on Oct. 16, 
1970 in Sulphur.
Moreland was a veteran of 
the U.S. Army having served 
in the Republic of South Korea 
during the Vietnam era.
He was a member of First 
United Methodist Church and 
a former Kiwanis member.
Moreland had been a mem-
ber of the Seminole Chamber 
of Commerce and was a for-
mer member of the Board of 
Education of Seminole Public 
Schools.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents.
Moreland is survived by his 
wife,  Becky Moreland, of the 
home; one son and daughter-
in-law, Brandon and Karin 
Moreland of Edmond; one 
daughter and son-in-law, 
Heather and Jeff James of 
Seminole; one brother, Bill 
Moreland of Vancouver, Brit-
ish Columbia; three grandchil-
dren, Jensen Leighann James, 
Jacey Hannah James, and 
Emma Lee Moreland; and a 
host of close family and 
friends.
Honorary casket bearers are 
Steve Nelson, Larry Waddell, 
Jim Hale, C.M. Clark, Jim 
White, Richard Cline, Richard 
Gunter, Bob Davis, Jim 
Morgan, Ronny Leeright, 
Danny Reynolds, Lynn 
Whitley, Kermit Milburn, Stan 
Kiker, David Kiker, Jim 
James, Jim Duffield, Joe 
Wrigley, Phil Biddy, and 
Dennis Smith.
The family requests, in lieu 
of flowers, a contribution be 
made to the Jerry Moreland 
Scholarship Fund, Seminole 
State College Educational 
Foundation, P.O. Box 351, 
Seminole, OK   74818.
Alvin Teltow
Funeral services for Alvin Otto 
Teltow Jr. are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Friday at Bearden Pente-
costal Holiness Church with Rev. 
Boyce Dodson officiating.
Burial is to be in Castle 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Teltow, a longtime Seminole 
resident, died Monday, April 30, 
2001 at his home at the age of 58.
He was born July 27, 1942 at 
Ft. Worth, Texas to Alvin O. 
Teltow Sr. and Ava Pauline 
(Holden) Teltow.
He married Judy Hunter on 
Sept. 19, 1969 in Santa Rosa, 
N.M.
Teltow was a farmer and mi-
grant worker.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and one brother, Clif-
ford Teltow.
Teltow is survived by his wife, 
Judy Teltow, of the home; one 
son, Charles Teltow of Seminole; 
six daughters, Carma of Earls-
boro, Jennifer of Holdenville, 
Ramona of Asher, Corky of 
Lawton, Maylene of Bearden, and 
Peggy Sue of Holdenville; six 
brothers; three sisters; and 11 
grandchildren.
Lillie Pickett
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Lillie Pearl 
Pickett are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
tomorrow at Parks Brother Fu-
neral Home Chapel in Prague 
with Brother Tim Emmons offici-
ating.
Interment will be at 2 p.m. at 
the Chapel Hill Cemetery in 
Oklahoma City under the direc-
tion of Parks Brothers Funeral 
Service of Prague.
Pickett died Thursday, April 
26, 2001 in Prague at the age of 
87.
She was born Dec. 21, 1913 in 
Prague to Frank and Emelie 
(Kimmel) Tomanka.
Pickett had been a resident of 
Prague for 4 ½ years.
She married Robert Pinkney 
Pickett on Dec. 25, 1935 in Pra-
gue.  He preceded her in death in 
1971.
Pickett had lived in Seminole 
from 1985 to 1997 and was a 
member of the seventh Day Ad-
ventist Church in Seminole.
She had also lived in Bethany 
from 1971 until 1978 and in 
Oklahoma City from 1937 until 
1971.
In addition to her husband, she 
was preceded in death by her par-
ents, four brothers, three sisters, 
and one grandson.
She is survived by four sons, 
Bob Pickett of Prague, Vernon 
Pickett of Seminole, Larry and 
Ron Pickett of Choctaw; one sis-
ter, Esther Stout of Bethany; five 
grandchildren; and 15 great-
grandchildren.
Terry Arnhart
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident Terry Don-
ald Arnhart are scheduled for 
10:30 a.m. tomorrow at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel 
with Rev. Carl Whitfield offi-
ciating.
Burial is to be at Little 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Arnhart died Wednesday, 
April 25, 2001 at his home in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 
56.
He was born Oct. 25, 1944 
at Yale to Harry R. Arnhart 
and Martha Mae (Phillips) 
Arnhart.
Arnhart graduated from 
Seminole High School in 1962 
where he participated in tennis 
and football.   He also attended 
East Central University.
He was employed as an as-
sistant vice president of Citi-
zen’s National Bank in Okla-
homa City from 1963 to 1985.
Arnhart had been employed 
as a bookkeeper for National 
Car Rental since 1985.
He was a veteran of the 
U.S. Army having served with 
the postal operation in Saigon, 
South Vietnam.
Arnhart was preceded in 
death by his mother, Martha 
Arnhart on Sept. 8, 1996; and 
sister, Raymonda Arnhart.
He is survived by his father, 
Harry R. Arnhart of Seminole; 
one brother and sister-in-law, 
Jerry and Charlotte Arnhart of 
Oklahoma City; and several 
nieces and nephews.
Casket bearers are to be Joe 
Bugg, Jimmy Dunn, Jerry 
Pendly, Dan Nowlan, Randy 
Arnhart, and Babe Adams.
Alvie ‘Sleepy’ Davis
Funeral services for Seminole 
County native, Alvie “Sleepy” 
Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
tomorrow at Joy Baptist Church  
with brother Clay Shannon offici-
ating.  The church is located 
south of Wynnewood.
Interment is to be in Oaklawn 
Cemetery in Wynnewood under 
the direction of the DeArman Fu-
neral Home.
Davis died Thursday, April 26, 
2001 at the age of 87.
He was born May 27, 1912 in 
Seminole County.
After graduating from Va-
moosa High School, Davis went 
on to Conway Arkansas Univer-
sity for one year.  
Later he was hired as a pumper 
for the Gulf Oil Company.
On Nov. 2, 1939, he married 
Leona Wortham.
Davis was a veteran of World 
War II and a recipient of the Pur-
ple Heart.
In 1965, the family purchased 
a farm which continued to be 
Davis’ passion for the remainder 
of his life.
Along with farming, he en-
joyed watching sports, fishing, 
working in his garden, and tend-
ing to his pecan trees.
Davis is survived by his wife 
of 62 years, Leona Davis; his son, 
Steve Davis of Davis, two sisters, 
Vi Glover and Velma Coates; two 
grandsons; and one great-
grandson.
He was preceded in death by 
his mother, Birtye Towry; an in-
fant sister, Ruby; and an infant 
brother.
Jo Fisher
Jo Fisher, a longtime Semi-
nole County resident, died 
Monday, April 23, 2001, at 
Seminole Medical Center at 
the age of 83.
Funeral services were held 
10 a.m. today at Swearingen 
Funeral Chapel with Dr. Kel-
vin Moseley and Rev. John 
Lively officiating.
Burial was at Holdenville 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
She was born March 16, 
1918 in Spaulding to A.W. 
Weaver and Mona V. (Coston) 
Weaver.
Fisher worked at First Fed-
eral Savings and Loan from 
1959 until her retirement in 
1983.  She was an escrow offi-
cer.
She was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church.
Fisher was preceded in 
death by her parents; one 
brother, three sisters, and two 
grandchildren.
She is survived by one 
daughter, Judith Christopher of 
Wewoka; one son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Donald K. Fisher, 
Sr. and wife Anita, of Copper-
ous Cove, Texas; four grand-
children, Donald K. Fisher, Jr. 
of South English, Iowa, Nata-
sha Hobbs and husband David 
of Ft. Leonardwood, Mo.,  
Dana Bateman and husband 
Mark of Seminole; Derek 
Christopher and wife Lisa of 
Wewoka; 17 great-grand-
children; one sister, Edith 
Martin of Sallisaw; several 
nieces and nephews, and a host 
of other family and friends.
Casket bearers were John 
Humphrey, John Conn, Char-
les Johnston, Chris Cox, Clint 
Cox, Zack Christopher, and 
Kay Dotson.
Honorary bearers were 
Jimmie Austin and Don 
Chesser.
Mary McEntire
Funeral services for Semi-
nole resident Mary Edith 
McEntire are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Friday at First Presbyte-
rian Church in Coalgate with 
Rev. David Karges officiating.
Burial is to be north of 
Coalgate at Cairo Cemetery 
under the direction of Swear-
ingen Funeral Home.
McEntire died Wednesday, 
April 25, 2001 at her home at 
the age of 89.
She was born Aug. 9, 1911 
at Centerpoint, Texas to Wil-
liam Albert Furr and Cora Lee 
(White) Furr.
On March 30, 1930 she 
married James Francis Roberts 
in Stringtown.  He preceded 
her in death on April 24, 1960.
She married Keener Brown 
McEntire in 1978.  He pre-
ceded her in death on Feb. 8, 
1988.
McEntire was retired from 
Atoka County Clerk’s Office. 
She was one of the original 
staff members of the Headstart 
Program and helper her hus-
band run their grocery store in 
Stringtown.
McEntire was a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church 
and a 70-year member of the 
Eastern Star.
In addition to her husbands, 
she was also preceded in death 
by her parents; her daughter, 
Jo Ann Dale on Jan. 28, 1986; 
and beloved son-in-law, Sonny 
Ogden in January 1988.
She is survived by three 
daughters and one son-in-law, 
Mary Frances Ogden of 
Houston, Texas, Carrie Jean 
McGee of Seminole; and 
Jenny and Doug Morgan of 
Seminole; one son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Samuel Michael 
and Susanne Roberts of Naco-
godoches, Texas.
Other survivors include 18 
grandchildren, Steven Robert 
Ogden, Timothy Scott Ogden, 
Mary Karen Dale, Charles Mi-
chael Dale, Jeffrey Robert 
Dale, Nancy Elizabeth Dale, 
Melinda Suzanne Tapp, 
Amanda Jill Brown, Angela 
Lee Price, Sarah Rosemary 
McGee, Sean Douglas 
Morgan, Christian Lee 
Morgan, Matthew Joseph 
Morgan, Jeffrey Roberts 
Morgan, Kristina Maria Rob-
erts, Samuel Ryan Roberts, 
Stacey Lenora Roberts, Ben-
jamin Michael Roberts; 13 
great-grandchildren; and lov-
ingly cared for by her special 
angel ? Mary Cray.
Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Davisson
Dorothy “Dottie” Davisson, 
94, a Seminole resident since 
1936, died Wednesday morning, 
April 25, 2001.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 9 a.m. Friday at Swearingen 
Funeral Chapel with Rev. David 
Karges officiating.
Interment will follow at High-
land Cemetery in Lawton.
Davisson was born Jan. 22, 
1907 in Frasier, Mo. to Ira and 
Dulciebell Gray.
She married D.B. Davisson of 
Feb. 14,1925 in Lawton.  He pre-
ceded her in death on Jan. 3, 
1979.
Davisson was an active mem-
ber of the First United Methodist 
Church, teaching Sunday School 
and belonging to several church 
groups.
She also ran her own business, 
“Dottie’s Ceramics” from the 
early 1950s through the middle 
1970s.
Upon retirement, she spent her 
time gardening and shared her 
knowledge and talents with all 
visitors and friends world wide.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Peggy Sisson of Dallas, 
Texas, and Donna Smith of 
Seminole; one son, Bill Davisson 
of Seminole; one sister, Pauline 
Robison of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven 
grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; and two great-
great-grandchildren.
Maudie Coffey
Maudie Fern (Griffin) Coffey, 
a lifelong Seminole resident, died 
Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Inte-
gris Baptist Medical Center in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 61.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen 
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry 
Chesser officiating.
Burial is to be in Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She was born May 8, 1939 in 
Seminole to Charley Griffin and 
Maggie (Jackson) Griffin.
She married Rev. Arthur W. 
Coffey on Sec. 8, 1960 in Semi-
nole.
Coffey was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by 
her father; two sons, Mark An-
thony and Mathew Arnold; one 
daughter, Manuala Devona; sev-
eral brothers, and a half sister.
Coffey is survived by her hus-
band, Rev. Arthur W. Coffey, of 
the home; two daughters, Melinda 
Timmons of Seminole, and Mi-
chelle Fields of Moore; her 
mother, Maggie Griffin of Semi-
nole; one brother, Foy Wayne 
Griffin of California; one sister, 
Charlene Talamasey of Seminole; 
and four grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be Daryle 
Presley, Darcy Scott, Zachary 
Scott, Terry McGinnis, Gerald 
Picket, and Curtis Bundy.
Aline Gordon
Aline Gordon of Wewoka died 
Friday, April 20, 2001 at Integris 
Baptist Medical Center in Okla-
homa City at the age of 75.
Services are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Bap-
tist Church with Rev. Earl W. 
Bryant of Wildewood Baptist 
Church officiating.
Burial is to be at Hillcrest 
Memory Gardens under the di-
rection of Myers Mortuary of 
Wewoka.
She was born Feb. 26. 1926 in 
Oblin to Canada and Annie Mae 
Frazier.
Gordon had been a resident of 
Seminole County for 52 years.
She was a member of Spring 
Creek Baptist Church of Noble-
town.
Gordon was preceded in death 
by her parents; three brothers, 
Charles, Walter, and Bobby; and 
one sister, Dorothy.
Gordon is survived by two 
daughters, Yvonne White of 
Oklahoma City, and Ella Mae 
Gordon of Houston, Texas; two 
sons, Jimmie L. Gordon Jr. of 
Dallas, Texas, and LeRoy Gordon 
of Wewoka; five brothers, Brady 
Frazier, Charles L. Frazier, and 
Johnnie Ray Frazier, all of Okla-
homa City, Larce Frazier of Den-
ver, Colo., and Chester Frazier of 
St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, 
Roberta Coleman of Oklahoma 
City, Velma J. Evans of Spencer, 
and Alice Faye Stanfield of Okla-
homa City.
Bertha ‘Birdie’ Carroll
Bertha “Birdie” Orlena (Atchi-
son) Carroll, a former Seminole 
resident, died Monday, April 22, 
2001 in Tulsa at the age of 99.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Moore 
Memory Chapel  of Tulsa.
Graveside rites are to be at 2 
p.m. at Little Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 23, 1901 in 
Mountain Home, Ark. to Lexis 
and Mary Jane Atchison.
Bertha was preceded in death 
by per parents, her husband, Fritz 
Carroll, and a total of eight broth-
ers and sisters.
She had no children, but many 
nieces and nephews.
Joe Knight
Joe Lawrence Knight died 
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 in Semi-
nole County at the age of 65.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Friday at Hudson-
Phillips Chapel in Holdenville 
with Johnny Hinton of the We-
woka Church of Christ officiat-
ing.
Interment will follow the 
services at Holdenville Cemetery 
under the direction of Hudson-
Phillips Funeral Home.
Knight was born Jan. 26, 1936 
in Crawford County, Ark. to Joe 
Ray Knight and Marie (Garrison) 
Knight.
He was raised in Oklahoma 
City and graduated from Crooked 
Oak High School.
Knight married Betty Thetford 
Thomas on June 2, 1963 in Del 
City.
He recently retired from Acker 
Industries in Wewoka as a ma-
chine operator.
Knight enjoyed reading and 
loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; one sister, Rose 
Knight; and one brother, Jerry 
Knight.
Knight is survived by his wife 
of the home; five children, Albert 
Andrew Thomas of Seminole, 
Robert C. Thomas of Wewoka, 
Joe Kelly Knight of Moore, Joe 
Ray Knight of Wewoka, and Jac-
queline Marie Knight of We-
woka; one brother, Gene Knight 
of McLoud; two sisters, Beatrice 
LeBarre of Choctaw, and Doris 
Peeler of Del City; and four 
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are to be Andy 
Thomas, Robert Thomas, Joe 
Kelly Knight, Joe Ray Knight, 
Joe Steven Knight, and Dean 
Fanning.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim 
Johnson, Bill Whitehouse, Jack 
Sawyer, and Dale Ramsey.
Sandra Warrington
PERKINS ? Funeral services 
for former Seminole resident 
Sandra Marie Warrington are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday 
at New Covenant Fellowship with 
Dale Barnes officiating.
Interment is to be at 3 p.m. at 
Little Cemetery in Seminole 
County under the direction of 
Strode Funeral Home of Stillwa-
ter.
Warrington died Monday, 
April 23, 2001 at her residence in 
Perkins at the age of 52.
She was born May 15, 1948 in 
Stillwater of Robert and Vivian 
M. (Cook) Sims.
Warrington attended schools in 
Stillwater, Ponca City, Enid, and 
Seminole during her childhood.
She married Wayne Warring-
ton on Dec. 3, 1966 in Enid.
An avid bowler, she was a 
member of many leagues in sev-
eral of which she represented 
Stillwater.
She enjoyed crocheting and 
was very actively involved in her 
church, New Covenant Fellow-
ship.
Warrington was a homemaker 
and a member of Stillwater 
Moose Lodge #2089.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, and one brother, Jerry 
Sims.
Warrington is survived by her 
husband of the home; one son, 
Rob Warrington of Jenks; one 
daughter, Chantel Doutey of 
Yale; two brothers, Wendell Sims 
of Stillwater, and Earl Sims of 
Blackwell; five sisters, Glenda 
Warren of Baxter Springs, Kan., 
Naomi Eubank of Enid, Leola 
Choate of Enid, Roberta Babb of 
Holdenville, and Stella Small-
wood of Silverado, Calif.; and 
two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may 
be made to Judith Karman 
Hospice, P.O. Box 818, 
Stillwater, OK  74076.
 
Catherine Hilton
Funeral services for Semi-
nole resident Catherine 
‘Cathy’ Sue Hilton will be 
held Wednesday April 25, 
2001 at 2 p.m. at the Bowlegs 
Assembly of God Church. 
The Rev. Roy Robertson 
will officiate. Interment will 
follow at the Little Cemetery 
under the direction of Swear-
ingen Funeral Home.
Hilton was born on March 
26, 1953 in Lemoore, Calif. to 
Paul and Wanda (Langdon) 
Jordon. She lived in Seminole 
since 1955.
She was married to Mike 
Hilton on July 30, 1973 in 
Ada, Okla.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents, Wanda and 
Paul Jordon, and one infant 
son Derick Hilton.
She is survived by her hus-
band Mike Hilton of the home; 
two sons, Shannon Hilton and 
Erick Hilton both of Seminole; 
three grandchildren, Nicole 
Hilton, Austin Hilton, and 
Skyler Hilton; one brother; 
Paul Jordon of Boley, Okla., 
one sister; Sue Holland of 
Seminole, and a host of family 
and friends.
Casket bearers will be Mark 
Austin, Duane Cherry, Greg 
Pierce, Frank Quinalty, David 
Bussey, and Dewayne Welch.
 Honorary Bearers will be 
Ronnie Smith, Troy Welch, 
Harley Meloy, Joe Barnhill, 
Bill Selfridge, and James Or-
rell.
 
Nancy Marshall
Nancy Marshall, a Wewoka 
resident, passed away Sunday, 
April 22, 2001 at the Creek 
Nation Hospital in Okemah at 
the age of 80.
Nancy was born on Oct. 28, 
1920 to Joseph and Louisa 
(Benton) Chupco in Seminole 
County. She was reared and 
educated in the Butner School 
area.]
In February of 1949, She 
married Rev. Jake Marshall.
She was a lifelong member 
of the Little Quarsarty Church 
in Cromwell.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents, her husband, 
two sisters; Sallie Bruner and 
Lucinda Lindsey, and three 
brothers; Ben Harjo, Louis 
Chupco, and Jim Noon.
She is survived by eight 
daughters; Rosalee Marshall of 
the home, Nanci LeeAnn Mar-
shall of the home, Diane Fac-
tor of Cromwell, Semary Mar-
shall of Seminole, Elsie Bruner 
of Bixby, Joann Armstrong of 
Texas City, Texas, Nancy 
Nibbs of Austin, Texas, 
Pauline Levi of Midwest City; 
two sons; Robert D. Lena of 
Eufaula, Famous Marshall of 
Okemah, and one sister; Annie 
Hale of Weowka; twenty 
grandchildren, twenty-six 
great-grandchildren, eight 
great great-grand children and 
a host of other nieces, nephews 
and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, 
April 25, 2001 at the Little 
Quarsarty Church in Crom-
well. The Reverends Fred 
Lindsey, Houston Tiger, and 
Robert Berryhill will officiate 
the services.
Pallbearers include Famous 
Marshall Jr., Randal Marshall, 
James Factor, Jeremy Factor, 
Kevin Marshall, and Timothy 
Bruner. Honorary pallbearers 
include Robert Lewis Lena, 
Johnny Levi, Anthony Nibbs, 
Timothy Nibbs, Jr., Jacob 
Lena, and Bernie Allenswerth.
Interment will be at Little 
Quarsarty Church Cemetery in 
Cromwell under the direction 
of Stout Funeral Home.
John Johnso
Funeral services for Bowlegs 
resident John N. Johnson will be 
held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 
2001 at the First Freewill Baptist 
Church in Seminole. 
David McDougal will officiate 
the services. Interment will fol-
low at the Vamoosa Cemetery 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Johnson died on Monday, 
April 23, at his home in Bowlegs.
He was born in Oklahoma City 
on April 15, 1916, to John Nelse 
and Cordia (Dotson) Johnson.
He moved to Seminole County 
over 40 years ago from McIntosh 
County.
He was married to Frankie 
(Harrison) Johnson on September 
26, 1965, in Durant.
He retired from C&J Trucks in 
1971 and was a member of the  
First Freewill Baptist Church  in 
Seminole.
He was preceded in death by 
two sons and one sister.
Survivors include his wife 
Frankie, of the home; son Burl 
Collinsworth of Norman; two 
daughters, Caral Harris of Irving, 
Texas and Ann Farrell of New-
castle; two brothers, Jess Johnson 
of Shawnee and Jack Johnson of 
Oklahoma City; sister Nora Bor-
thick of Oklahoma City, 11  
grandchildren, 21 great grand-
children and one great-great 
grand child.
Deborah Hilton
Deborah Sue Hilton, a long-
time Seminole County resident,  
died Monday, April 23, 2001 at 
Integris Health Center in Okla-
homa City at the age of 51.
Memorial services are sched-
uled for 1 p.m. Thursday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. Bill Burns officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
She was born Jan. 8, 1950 in 
Blanchard to Venon Coots and 
Helen (Smith) Coots.
She married Ray W. Hilton on 
Jan. 27 1972 in Byng.  He pre-
ceded her in death on Oct. 19, 
1999.
Hilton retired from Seminole 
Nation as director of CHR’s.
In addition to her husband, she 
was also preceded in death by her 
father.
She is survived by her mother, 
Helen Coots of Bowlegs; one son, 
Casey Hilton of Bowlegs; two 
sisters, Marilyn Robertson and 
Vausy Cumpton, both of Bow-
legs; and one grandchild.
Rosalyn Boswell
Graveside services for Maud 
resident Rosalyn Ann Boswell are 
scheduled for 11:30 a.m. 
Wednesday at Alva Sacred Heart 
Cemetery.
Father Dave Iming of Alva Sa-
cred Heart Church is to officiate 
the services.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Wharton Funeral Chapel.
She died Easter Sunday, April 
15, 2001 at her home in Maud at 
the age of 82.
Boswell was born Dec. 16, 
1918 to Nathaniel Hunter Bos-
well and Gwendolyn Dee 
(Choate) Boswell in her grandfa-
ther’s, Daniel Boone Choate, 
home in Knoxville, Ark.
She attended a number of 
schools in Eastern Oklahoma and 
graduated from Maud High 
School.
Boswell retired in 1973 fol-
lowing a 30-year career with the 
Maud Post Office.
She was a member of St. 
Cecilia Catholic Church of Maud.
Boswell was preceded in death 
by her parents; and three brothers, 
Nathaniel Jr., Daniel Choate, and 
William Randolph.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Melissa of Alva; two sons, 
Randy Boswell and Kerry Bos-
well; and two grandchildren.
Phillip Kuehner
Phillip Sam Kuehner died 
Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at his 
home in Seminole at the age of 
63.
Memorial services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Kuehner was born in Roff on 
May 27, 1937 to William Frank 
Kuehner and Kimball Faye 
(Lynch) Kuehner.
He was a lifelong Seminole 
resident who retired in 1993 as 
Maintenance Director for Indus-
trial Engineering Division at 
Tinker Air Force Base.
Kuehner is survived by his 
mother, Kimball Faye Kuehner of 
Seminole; one son, Phillip “Ed” 
Kuehner of Seminole; two 
daughters, Melody Kuehner of 
Clearwater, Fla., and Alice 
Scheller of Edmond; five grand-
children; and one great-grandson.
Billy Pierce
Graveside services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident, Billy 
Joe Pierce are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Monday at Wolf Cemetery 
with Rev. Rick Harrison officiat-
ing.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Pierce was born Oct. 24, 1927  
in Wolf to Joe Pierce and Leva 
(Burgess) Pierce.
He married Minnie Wood on 
April 26, 1996 in Gainsville, 
Texas.
Pierce was a member of the 
Bowlegs First Baptist Church.
He was an oilfield worker and 
retired in 1990.
Pierce was preceded in death 
by his parents; his first wife, 
Christine Pierce in 1985; one 
grandson, Jeffery Shane Pierce in 
1984; one granddaughter, Jenny 
Whiteley in 1976; and four sis-
ters.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; five sons, Jerry 
Clower, Bobby Clower, Phillip 
Clower, Johnny Pierce, and Joe 
Pierce, all of Seminole; three 
daughters, Billie Maxine Leonard 
of Eufaula, Vanessa Pierce of 
Whitney, Texas, and Laura Renea 
Pierce of Seminole; and five step-
children.
Other survivors include three 
brothers, Leslie Pierce of Taft, 
Calif., James W. Pierce of 
Macomb, and Guy R. Pierce of 
Konawa; two sisters, Margie 
Bleeker of Shellknob, Ark, and 
Joann Ring of Shawnee; 21 
grandchildren; nine step grand-
children; and 25 great-
grandchildren.
Beulah Wheeler
Beulah Margaret Wheeler, a 
longtime Seminole resident, died 
Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Pio-
neer Nursing Home at the age of 
91.
Graveside services are sched-
uled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 
Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. 
Carl Whitfield officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Wheeler was born on Feb. 23, 
1909 in Gas City, Kan. to Wil-
liam Henry Hackler and Minnie 
(Koehler) Hackler.
She was of the Baptist faith 
and a homemaker.
Wheeler moved to Seminole 
from Rock Island, Okla. 52 years 
ago.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Jacob Wheeler; her 
parents; and one brother.
Wheeler is survived by one 
son, Bill Wheeler of Seminole; 
and four grandchildren; seven 
great-grandchildren; and six 
great-great-grandchildren.
The family asks that those de-
siring to make memorials may do 
so to the charity of their choice.
Katherine Kay
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Kath-
erine Camilla (Yancey) Kay are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. Charles Troglin officiating.
Burial is to be in Rest Haven 
Memorial Gardens in Seminole 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Kay died Thursday, April 19, 
2001 at Pioneer Nursing Home in 
Seminole at the age of 79.
She was born Oct. 24, 1921 in 
Ada to Richard Alonzo Yancey 
and Lillie Lorene (Ross) Yancey.
She married Arthur Lee Kay 
on Dec. 25, 1940 in Shawnee.
Kay was a member of Coney 
Island Tabernacle of Bowlegs.  
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; twos sisters; and one 
infant brother.
Kay is survived by her hus-
band of the home; one son, Ar-
thur Glenn Kay of Livingston, 
Texas; one daughter, Camilla 
Harris of Eufaula; six brothers, 
Howard Yancey of Bowlegs, Carl 
Yancey, Vernon Yancey, Don 
Yancey, Bob Yancey, and Clint 
Yancey, all of Seminole; two 
sisters, Juanita Frazier of Bow-
legs, and Mary Allen of Wewoka; 
four grandchildren; and four 
great-grandchildren.
Craig Sandlin
Funeral services for former 
Seminole business man, Craig 
Sandlin, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
tomorrow at Fellowship Baptist 
Church in Eupora, Miss. with 
Revs. Jimmy Latham and Howard 
Davis officiating.
Interment is to be at North 
Union Cemetery in Webster 
County, Miss. under the direction 
of Oliver Funeral Home of 
Eupora.
He will lie in state at the 
church form 1-2 p.m. tomorrow.
Sandlin died Sunday, April 15, 
2001 at Windcrest Nursing Home 
in Fredericksburg, Texas at the 
age of 97.
He was born in Alabama on 
Oct. 3, 1903.
Sandlin was the retired co-
owner and operator of Craig’s 
Hamburger Inn in Seminole.
He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Margaret Elizabeth Sandlin 
of Bellefontaine, Miss., and San-
dra Sabel of Fredericksburg, 
Texas; and two grandchildren.
Dorothy Johnson
Graveside services for Semi-
nole resident Dorothy Marie 
Johnson are scheduled for 10:30 
a.m. tomorrow at Tecumseh Mis-
sion Cemetery with Rev. Kenny 
Myers officiating.
Services will be under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Johnson died Tuesday, April 
17, 2001 at Presbyterian Hospital 
in Oklahoma City at the age of 
80.
She was born on June 16, 1920 
in Holdenville to Joe Stacey 
Chaney and Edna (McCalip) 
Chaney.
She married Roy Jackson 
Owens in 1935.  He preceded her 
in death in 1964.  She then mar-
ried Gene Johnson in 1966.  He 
also preceded her in death in 
1989.
Johnson retired in 1969 as a 
food service worker at Porterville 
State Hospital in Porterville, 
Calif.
She moved from Porterville to 
Seminole in 1990.
Also preceding her in death 
were her parents; two brothers; 
and two sisters.
She is survived by one son, 
Roy Owens of Earlsboro; two 
daughters Mary Jones of Semi-
nole, and Loretta Tompkins of 
Bakersfield; one brother, Billy 
Ray Chaney of Wasco, Calif.; one 
sister, Louise Witt of Porterville, 
Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-
grandchildren; and three great-
great-grandchildren.
Grace Miller
Grace A. Miller, a Wewoka 
resident, died Wednesday, April 
18, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 57.
Graveside services are sched-
uled for 1 p.m. Monday at Glenn 
Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry, 
Idaho.
Services will be under the di-
rections of Summers Funeral 
Home of Mountain Home, Idaho.  
Swearingen Funeral Home of 
Seminole is in charge of local ar-
rangements.
Viewing will be held at 
Swearingen Funeral Home until 7 
p.m. tonight.
Miller was born Dec. 27, 1943 
in Glenns Ferry, Idaho of David 
and Dorothy (Buck) Miller.
She was a member of Twin 
Oaks Baptist Church in Seminole.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; and three brothers, 
David, Robert, and Wallace.
Miller is survived by seven 
sisters, Dorothy Stevison of 
Evanston, Wyo., Martha Belcher 
of Meridian, Idaho, Mary Lou 
Plew of Shoshone, Idaho, Cath-
erine McCown of Seminole, 
Violet Bailey of Ft. Lauderdale, 
Fla., Doris Daplis of Salt Lake 
City, Utah, and Georgia Miller of 
Meridian, Idaho; four brothers, 
John Miller and William Miller, 
both of Salt Lake City, Utah; 
Morris Miller of St. George, 
Utah; and Joseph Miller of Me-
ridian, Idaho.
Tenzie Huff
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Tenzie Lois Huff are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at 
Pickard Chapel with Rev. Mitch 
Williams officiating.
Burial is to be at Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home of Ko-
nawa.
Huff died Tuesday, April 17, 
2001 at the age of 70.
She was born Feb.25, 1931 in 
Konawa to Willie (Smith) and 
Lee Blackwood.
She married Wallace Huff on 
Feb. 9, 1951 at Konawa.
Huff was a homemaker and 
seamstress who spent her entire 
life in the Konawa and Sasakwa 
area.
She was preceded in death by 
her father; and one brother, Virgil 
Blackwood.
Huff is survived by her hus-
band of the home; four sons, 
Eugene Earl Huff of Choctaw, 
Joe Darrell Huff of Macomb, 
Timothy Terrell Huff of Stillwa-
ter, and Gerald Beecher Huff of 
Tecumseh; two daughters, 
Cynthia Larue Carpenter of Ko-
nawa, and Phoebe Lynne Harris 
of Sasakwa; one brother, Joe 
Andy Blackwood of Konawa; and 
one sister, Evalyn Maxwell of 
Konawa; 10 grandchildren; and 
three great-grandchildren.
Dorothy ‘Bea’ Dees
Graveside services for Semi-
nole resident Dorothy Beatrice 
“Bea” Dees are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Monday at Maple Grove 
Cemetery in Seminole with Rev. 
Carl Whitfield officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
She died Wednesday, April 18, 
2001, at Shawnee Care Center at 
the age of 86.
Dees was born May 21, 1914 
in Corsicana, Texas to Alonzo 
and Annie Jones.
She was a homemaker and 
worked as a clerk at J.C. Pen-
ney’s for many years.
Dees was a member of the La-
dies Auxiliary of the American 
Legion of Shawnee.
She had been a resident of 
Shawnee for the past 40 years.
Dees was preceded in death by 
her parents; and two brothers, 
Alonzo and Cafton Jones.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Wilbern “Tip” Dees of the 
home; two daughters, LeKatha 
Fay Dees of Oklahoma City, and 
Caroline Helen Cole of Califor-
nia; and one sister, Francis 
“Frankie” Bevels of Guymon.
Harold Davidson
Harold Haskell Davidson, a 
Wewoka resident, died Monday, 
April 16, 2001 at the age of 81.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hilltop 
Freewill Baptist Church in We-
woka with C.L. Thomas and Rus-
sell Ryker officiating.
Interment will be at Tate 
Mountain Cemetery in Wewoka 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
Davidson was born Nov. 8, 
1919 in Sasakwa to Claude and 
Flora (Luster) Davidson.
He was reared in the Sasakwa 
and Raymondsville, Texas areas.  
He attended Rockie Point, Va-
moosa, and Sasakwa schools.
In 1941, Davidson enlisted in 
the U.S. Army and served during 
World War II.  He was dis-
charged from the service on Aug. 
12, 1945.
Davidson married Leoma 
Catlett on July 2, 1945 in Nor-
man.  The couple made their 
home in the Justice area.
He was a member of the Hill-
top Freewill Baptist Church in 
Wewoka and served as a Justice 
School Board member for 21 
years.
Davidson retired as a carpenter 
in 1975.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and one brother, Cal-
vin Davidson.
Davidson is survived by his 
wife of the home; one son, David 
Eugene Davidson of Prague; one 
daughter, Deborah Ann Madron 
of Holdenville; one sister, Zula 
Babb of Wewoka; four grand-
sons; and two great-grandsons.
Pallbearers include Steve Cat-
lett, Leslie Landsdown, Ray 
Babb, Don Babb, Ricky Babb, 
and Tommy Babb.
Bertha Sherwood
Funeral services for Maud 
resident Bertha Sherwood are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. Danny Factor officiating.
Burial is to be in Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Sherwood died Monday, April 
16, 2001 at Shawnee Regional 
Hospital at the age of 81.
She was born in Sasakwa on 
Oct. 29, 1919 to Willie and Mary 
(Pilot) Douglas.
She married Albert Sherwood 
in Seminole in 1954.  He pre-
ceded her in death on Dec. 16, 
1963.
Sherwood was member of the 
Maud Trinity Baptist Church and 
a homemaker.
She moved to Maud from Te-
cumseh in 1979.
Also preceding her in death 
was her parents; two daughters, 
Shirley A. Cully and Ruby Baez; 
and one son, Roger Cully.
She is survived by two sons 
Dwayne Cully of Newalla, and 
Ed  Sherwood of Bethel; one 
daughter, Martha Sherwood of 
Tecumseh; three brothers, An-
drew Douglas of Shawnee, O.B. 
Douglas of Wewoka, and Booker 
T. Douglas of Seminole; three 
sisters, Corene White and Emma 
Factor, both of Shawnee, and 
Lilly Bea Harjo of Arkansas City, 
Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 
great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be J.W. 
Miner, Willard Harjo, Philip 
Cully, Joel Wilson, Edward 
Sherwood, and Jason Coker.
Mayda Factor
Mayda J. Factor, a Wewoka 
Nursing Center resident, 
passed away Saturday, April 
14, 2001, at the age of 81.
Mayda was born on Nov. 
10, 1919 to Charlie and Roxie 
(Echols) Houser in Royal, Ark. 
where they remained until 
Mayda reached the age of four.
She was reared and edu-
cated in the Sam’s School area, 
and graduated from Wewoka 
High School in 1937.
On Aug. 20, 1938 in We-
woka, Mayda married William 
“Bill” Factor Jr.
In 1957, they moved to the 
Los Angeles, Calif. area until 
returning to Wewoka in 1975.  
Upon arrival, Mayda retired.
She was a lifelong member 
of the Mission Home Baptist 
Church in Wewoka.
She was preceded in death 
by her father, Charlie Houser; 
her parents, Jim and Roxie 
Keys; her husband, William 
“Bill” Factor Jr.; four brothers, 
Roy Houser, Pete Keys, Luther 
Keys, and Milton Keys; and 
one sister, Lois Sullivan.
She is survived by one 
daughter, Nancy Cook of The 
Woodlands, Texas; one son, 
Ronnie Factor of Aspen, Colo.; 
one sister, Ernestene Payne of 
Wewoka; three brothers, W.K. 
Houser of Ulysses, Kan., Clif-
fton Houser of Wewoka, and 
Leslie Houser of Denison, 
Texas; three grandchildren, 
Dee Ann Webb of Oak Ridge, 
Texas, Denver Cook of Den-
ver, Colo., and Danielle Jacks 
of Richmond, Texas; five 
great-grandchildren; and a host 
of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, 
April 18, 2001, at Mission 
Home Baptist Church in We-
woka.
Pastors Mack Pearcy and 
Delmar Hume will officiate the 
services.
Pallbearers include Michael 
Groathaus, Stanley Tate, Bur-
ney Tate, Dan Houser, Butch 
Houser, and Judd Sawyer.
Interment will be at the 
Factor Family Cemetery north 
of Wewoka under the direction 
of Stout Funeral Home.
Velma Prewitt
Graveside services for Sa-
sakwa native Velma Neely Pre-
witt were held at 10 a.m. today at 
Vamoosa Cemetery under the di-
rection of Pickard Funeral Home 
of Konawa.
She died Saturday, April 14, 
2001, in Ada at the age of 79.
Prewitt was born in Sasakwa 
on Oct. 7, 1921 to Francis (Foran) 
Neely and Jess Neely.
She married Noel George Pre-
witt in Ada on Aug. 11, 1938.  He 
preceded her in death.
Prewitt was a beautician who 
spent most of her life in the Sa-
sakwa area and 16 years in Ada.
In addition to her husband, she 
was also preceded in death by her 
parents; three brothers, Earl, 
John, and Arlie Neely; and one 
sister, Alene “Tootsie” Thomas.
She is survived by one son, 
Noel Gene Prewitt; and one sis-
ter, Mildred Birdwell.
James Nelson
James Austin Nelson, a Semi-
nole Native, died Sunday, April 
15, 2001 at the age of 69.
He was born Aug. 21,1932 in 
Seminole to Oca and Dave Nel-
son.
Nelson married Evelyn 
Charlene Belveal in Bentonville, 
Ark. on Aug. 25, 1958.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and one sister, Stella 
Rowe.
Nelson is survived by his wife, 
Charlene, of Los Lunas, N.M.; 
three sons, Jimmy Nelson of 
Dallas, Texas, John Nelson of 
Los Lunas, N.M., and Jeffrey 
Nelson, also of Dallas; one sister, 
Pearl Lemmings of Seminole; 
eight grandchildren; and one 
great-granddaughter.
Charles Adams
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Charles 
Wayne Adams are scheduled for 
10:30 a.m. Thursday at First 
United Methodist Church in 
Seminole with Rev. David Karges 
officiating.
Burial is to be in Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Adams died Sunday, April 15, 
2001, at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 61.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1939 
in Holdenville to Robert Burnie 
Adams and Mable Lenora (Cos-
ton) Adams.
Adams married Dorothy 
Toney on April 5, 1958 in Semi-
nole.
He was owner of Adams Body 
Shop in Seminole and a member 
of the First United Methodist 
Church in Seminole.
Adams was a member of the  
Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree 
member of the Scottish Rite.  He 
was also a member of India 
Shriners, Eastern Star, Trico 
Clowns, and the Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by 
his father, Robert B. Adams; one 
sister, Glenda Posly; and one 
brother, Darrell Davis.
Adams is survived by his wife, 
Dorothy Adams of the home; his 
mother, Mable Boatman of Semi-
nole; one son, Ronnie Adams of 
Wolf; two daughters, Saundra 
Rice of Seminole, and Donna 
Adams of Maud; one brother 
Winford Adams of Seminole; two 
sisters, Norma Bullock of Hom-
iny, and Carol Douglas of Perry-
ton, Texas; eight grandchildren; 
and four great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be 
Ronnie Adams, Charlie Rice, 
Nick Rice, Chris Rice, Brian Ad-
ams, and Gary Winkcompleck.
Honorary bearers are to be 
Aaron Adams, Dillon Adams, 
Frank Webb, Carl Griggs, and 
George Higdon.
Cecil Felton
Cecil Dewey Felton died Fri-
day, April 13, 2001, at Central 
Oklahoma Christian Home in 
Oklahoma City.  He was 88 years 
of age.
Graveside services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in 
Seminole with Dr. James Sill of-
ficiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Felton was born in Byars on 
Nov. 16, 1912 to Samuel Ulysses 
Felton and Anne (Bunyard) Fel-
ton.
He married Dorothy M. Clark 
on Sept. 16, 1938 in Ada.
The couple moved to Seminole 
from California in 1948.
He was a welder with Noble 
Drilling and later owned and op-
erated Felton’s Welding until his 
retirement.
Felton was a member of the 
First Christian Church in Semi-
nole.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; two brothers, Horace 
and Anthony Felton; and two 
sisters, Elsie Lamm and Syble 
Coffman.
Felton is survived by his wife, 
Dorothy M. Felton, of the home; 
one son, Dewey R. Felton of 
Shawnee; one daughter, Rejeana 
Brown of Oklahoma City; two 
sisters, Mellie Johnson of Okla-
homa City, and Mable Padgham 
of Overland, Kan.; four grand-
children; and eight great-
grandchildren.
Billy Cordell
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Billy 
Joe Cordell Sr. are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen 
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold 
Turner officiating.
Burial is to be in Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Cordell died Wednesday, April 
11, 2001 at his home at the age of 
66.
He was born in Yeager on 
Nov. 9, 1934 to William Harrison 
Cordell and Eva Sarah (Page) 
Cordell.
Cordell moved from Tator Hill 
(Spaulding) to the Seminole area 
65 years ago.
He married Ramona Lee By-
ford on Aug. 3, 1957 in Seminole.
Cordell was a unit operator for 
Seminole Company.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Armed Forces having served four 
years in the Navy.
Cordell was preceded in death 
by his parents; one brother; five 
sisters; and one grandson, Brad-
ley Scot Lovett.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; three sons, Robbie K. 
Cordell of Holdenville, Ricky L. 
Cordell and Billy Joe Cordell Jr., 
both of Seminole; one daughter, 
Toni Lovett of Seminole; one 
sister, Lois Kirk of Seminole; 11 
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be Rob-
bie K. Cordell, Billy Joe Cordell 
Jr., Stacy Cooper, Rick Lovett Jr., 
Jerry Crawford, and Bobby 
Barnes.
Honorary bearers are Ricky 
Cordell, Rick Lovett Sr., Gary 
Don Cordell, Billy Barnes, and 
Andy Robinson.
Stephanie Lively
Stephanie Dawn Lively of 
Pauls Valley passed away 
April 11, 2001 at the age of 38.
She was born in Cleburne, 
Texas on Feb. 21, 1963 to 
Romey and Doris (Harris) 
Lively.
She lived many years in 
Wewoka before moving to 
Pauls Valley.
While living in Wewoka, 
she attend the Church of 
Christ.
Stephanie was one of God’s 
Special Angels and resided 
with his other Angels at the 
Southern Resource Center in 
Pauls Valley.
She was preceded in death 
by her mother, Doris Harris 
Trammell.
She is survived by her par-
ents, Romey and Sally Lively 
of Wewoka; sisters and 
brother-in-law, Mechelle and 
Billy Bryant of Wewoka, 
Stacy Barnhart of Georgetown, 
Ohio, and Julie Wyche of Sand 
Springs; her brother and sister-
in-law, Bryan and Laura 
Lively of Milwaukee, Ore.; 
and two nieces, Ashli Bryant 
Williams of Stillwater, and 
Brooklyn Renee Barnhart of 
Georgetown, Ohio.
She is also survived by her 
Special family and tireless 
caregivers at Southern Re-
source Center in Pauls Valley.
Graveside services are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, 
April 13, 2001 in Vamoosa 
Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the 
direction of Stout Funeral 
Home in Wewoka.
Sara Atchison
Graveside services for Sara 
Jane Atchison are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery 
with Seminole Order of Eastern 
Star officiating.
Services will be under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Atchison died Wednesday, 
April 11, 2001 at the age of 79.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1922 
in Ada to Hallive Flud and Mattie 
(Henderson) Flud.
She married John Paris Atchi-
son on June 12, 1948 in Las Ve-
gas, Nev.  He preceded her in 
death on Aug. 5, 1998.
Following her husband's re-
tirement as a pest control advisor 
in 1993, the couple relocated to 
Seminole.
Atchison was a housewife and 
homemaker.
She was a life member of the 
Order of Eastern Star in Califor-
nia and Oklahoma.
In addition to her husband, 
Atchison was also preceded in 
death by her parents, one brother, 
and one sister.
She is survived by three sons, 
Grayson Atchison of Seminole, 
Robert Atchison of Pixley, Calif., 
and Richard Atchison of 
Bakersfield, Calif.; one brother, 
Melvin Flud of Shafter, Calif.; 
three granddaughters; and three 
great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth ‘Bess’ Marquis
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Elizabeth 
“Bess” Marquis, are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Revs. Robert Hightower and Carl 
Whitfield officiating.  The casket 
will be open until service time.  It 
will not be re-opened after the 
service.
Burial is to be at Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Marquis died Tuesday, April 
10, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 73.
She was born Dec. 7, 1927 in 
Boley to James E. and May 
(Hunt) Morrison.
Marquis, who lived most of 
her life in Seminole, was a 
homemaker.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Delmar D. Marquis.
Marquis is survived by three 
sons, Jimmy Marquis of Atoka, 
Carroll Marquis of Wolf, and 
Rick Marquis of Seminole; four 
daughters, Shirley Nunnelley of 
Seminole, Donna Nail of Eagle 
River, Alaska, JoAnn Morphis of 
Cromwell, and Kay Ramsey of 
Tecumseh.
Other survivors include three 
brothers, Fred and James Morri-
son of Seminole, and Richard 
Morrison of Madill; three sisters, 
Carolyn Haworth and Betty Kean, 
both of Seminole, and Cory Lee 
Hunt of Shawnee; nine grand-
children; and two great-
grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be Heath 
Nunnelley, Robert Johnson, Keith 
Douthit, Johnny Morphis, Darrell 
Williams, and Gervis Morphis.
Honorary bearers are Rocky 
Nail and Carey Nunnelley.
Roy Fowler
Roy Lee Fowler, a longtime 
Seminole resident, died Tuesday, 
April 10, 2001 at Seminole Medi-
cal Center at the age of 89.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen 
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roger 
Brewer officiating.
Burial is to be in Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Fowler was born on May 15, 
1911 in Carter to Zeck and Nona 
Bell (Dension) Fowler.
He married Hazel Marie Gil-
lespie on June 11, 1935 in Wich-
ita Falls, Texas.
Fowler was a farmer and con-
struction worker and moved to 
Seminole from Wichita Falls, 
Texas 55 years ago.
His favorite hobbies after re-
tiring was sewing quilts and  
working on lawn mowers. Any-
one who knew him, knew him as 
a self-taught horse trader and a 
man that loved to coon hunt.
Fowler was preceded in death 
by one daughter, Nancy Grant, on 
Feb. 15, 1991; and one grandson, 
Ronnie Grant, on April 24, 1980.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; one son, Freddie Fow-
ler of Wichita Falls, Texas; one 
daughter, Mary Gambill of 
Wichita Falls, Texas; two broth-
ers, Alferd Fowler of Iowa Park, 
Texas, and Jim “Red” Fowler of 
Ada; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-
grandchildren; and nine great-
great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be James 
Gillespie, Edward Gillespie, Billy 
Gillespie, Mark Morris, and 
Charles Johnson.
Brittney Wesley
Funeral services for Brittney 
Kay Wesley were held at 1 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at the 
Central Church of Christ in Ada 
with Scott Young officiating.
Burial was at Oakland Ceme-
tery in Madill under the direction 
of Criswell Funeral Home of 
Ada.
Wesley died Friday, April 6, 
2001 at Children’s Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 
seven months.
She was born September 7, 
2000 to Siah Lee and Alana Kay 
Taylor Wesley of Ada.
She is survived by her parents 
of the home; one brother, Bray-
den Wesley of the home; grand-
parents, Ron and Mary Ann 
Taylor of Ada, and Andrew and 
Shirley Wesley of Holdenville; 
great-grandparents, Emma Ruth 
Wesley of Wewoka, Esther Colby 
of Madill, and Don and Maxine 
Ayers of Madill; and a great-
great-grandmother, Thelma 
Ketchum of Oklahoma City.
James ‘Jim’ Pemberton
James D. “Jim” Pemberton, 
a resident of Corpus Christi, 
Texas, passed away April 8 
2001, Palm Sunday, at a Texas 
hospital.  Jim was 76 years old 
and had previously been a 
longtime Seminole resident.
At age 15, Jim joined the 
United States Army and served 
in the First Cavalry, spending 
four years overseas.
While in service to his 
country, Jim received the Asi-
atic-pacific Campaign Medal 
with one Bronze Star; the 
EAME Campaign Medal with 
three Bronze Starts, the 
American Defense Service 
Medal, and a medal for good 
conduct.
Jim became a Christian in 
1973 at the First Baptist 
Church in Healdton, Okla.  He 
was a member of the Padre Is-
land Baptist Church in Corpus 
Christi.
Jim worked for BJ-Hughes 
Services for 31 years.  After 
retiring in 1986, he made his 
home in Corpus Christi.
Jim is survived by his wife, 
Dorothy Fisher Pemberton,  
They were happily married for 
28 years, seven months, and 10 
days.
He is also survived by his 
brother, Charles Pemberton of 
Seminole.; and his sister, Wil-
letta Sparks of Ft. Gibson.; 
five children, Ron, Larry, 
Rick, Vicki, and Gayla; 25 
grandchildren, and 22 great-
grandchildren.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents.
Jim will be deeply missed 
by family, friends, and all who 
know him.  Funeral services 
will be held at 2 p.m. on 
Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at 
Swearingen Funeral Home 
Chapel with his grandson, Ron 
Fisher, officiating.
Casket Bearers will be Ron 
Fisher, Rick Pemberton, John 
Bateman, Jerry Reed, Jimmy 
Fisher, and Johnny Taylor.  
Interment will follow at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens 
in Seminole.  Services are un-
der the direction of Swearin-
gen Funeral Home.
Mary Carter
Mary Ruth Carter, the sister of 
a Wewoka resident, died Satur-
day, April 7, 2001, at Heritage 
Village Nursing Center in 
Holdenville at the age of 69.
Funeral services were held 11 
a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at 
First Baptist Church on 
Holdenville with Rev. Meredith 
Robinson officiating.
Interment was in Holdenville 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Fisher Funeral Home of 
Holdenville.
Carter was born on Aug. 29, 
1931 in Holdenville to Ben and 
Phebe (Stevens) Austin.
She was a 1950 graduate of 
Holdenville High School and 
lived all her life in Holdenville.
She married Oliver Carter on 
Dec. 23, 1960 in Holdenville.
Carter was a homemaker and 
enjoyed working outside with her 
flowers as well as cooking and 
baking.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; one daughter, Kim 
Carter of Holdenville; one son, 
Timothy Carter of Holdenville; 
one stepdaughter, Jeannie Chris-
tianberry of Rolland; one stepson, 
Doug Carter of Rolland; one sis-
ter, Lucretia Bradley of Wewoka; 
12 step grandchildren; and sev-
eral great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lawton Car-
ter, Doug Carter, Max Carter, 
Loyd Carter, Jerry Christianberry, 
and Doltan Webster.
Honorary pallbearers were all 
coffee drinkers and friends from 
Bobbie’s Restaurant and June’s 
Old Tyme Diner.
Lindell Goodnight
Funeral services for Lindell 
Dwayne Goodnight are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 
Highland Church of Christ of Te-
cumseh with Gerd Fecht and Bob 
Anderson officiating.
Burial is to be at Resthaven 
Memorial Park in Shawnee under 
the direction of Knight Funeral 
Home of Maud.
Goodnight died Sunday, April 
8, 2001 at his home in St. Louis, 
Okla. at the age of 63.
He had been a Pottawatomie 
County resident for 34 years.
Goodnight was born on Dec. 
14, 1937 in Wanette to John Le-
muel Goodnight and Nina Mae 
(Henry) Goodnight.
He married Zelda Hickman on 
Oct. 16, 1959 in Wanette.
Goodnight was the owner of 
Consolidated Oil Production and 
a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of the 
Church of Christ.
Goodnight was preceded in 
death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; two sons, Dennis 
Goodnight of Oklahoma City, and 
Jeff Goodnight of Seminole; one 
daughter, Kelli Rinish of St. 
Louis, Okla.; four brothers; Ger-
ald Goodnight of Newcastle, 
Mike Goodnight of St. Louis, 
Okla., Tim Goodnight of Ko-
nawa, and Kevin Goodnight of 
Skiatook; one sister, Carolyn 
Cross of North Carolina; and four 
grandchildren.
Herbert Rushing
Graveside services for Herbert 
Hadley Rushing, 90, are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak 
Hill Cemetery in Mannford with 
Rev. John Borrego officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Oliver-Whisenhunt Fu-
neral Services of Tulsa.
He was born on April 13, 1910 
in Rushing, Ark.
Rushing married Marguerite 
Johannson in Claremore.
He owned and operated a de-
livery service.
Rushing enjoyed fishing, 
hunting, gardening, baseball, and 
spending time at the Mannford 
senior citizens’ center.  
In the 1930s, he was a semi-
professional baseball pitcher in 
the Shawnee area.
He moved to Seminole in No-
vember 1999.
Rushing was preceded in death 
by his wife, Marguerite; an infant 
son, Herbert Hadley Rushing Jr.; 
two brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by one son, 
Robert Rushing of Seminole; 
three grandchildren; and seven 
great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy made 
be made to either the Seminole or 
Mannford senior citizens’ centers.
Andrew Cosar
Andrew Gieson Cosar, 60, 
of Konawa, went home to be 
with the Lord at 7:30 a.m. on 
Thursday, April 5 2001 at Carl 
Albert Indian Hospital.
Funeral services will be 
held Monday, April 9, 2001 at 
1 p.m. at Seminole Baptist In-
dian Church in Konawa.  
Houston Tiger and Woody 
Fields will officiate the serv-
ices.
Burial is to be held at the 
Cosar Family Cemetery north 
of Konawa under the direction 
of Pickard Funeral Home.
Andrew is survived by his 
wife, Virginia Cosar, of the 
home; two sons Anthony 
Gordon and Mickey Lee Co-
sar; two daughters, Andrea 
Lily Cosar and Amy LaWanda 
(Cosar) Anderson, all of Ko-
nawa; two brothers Jimmy 
Carpitcher of Tulsa, and Larry 
James Johnson of Altus; four 
sisters, Anita Mae j(Cosar) 
Holuby of Oklahoma City, 
Jackie Ann (Carpitcher) Ker-
nal of Ada, Julia (Carpitcher) 
Isaac of Ardmore, and Joanna 
(Carpitcher) Walker of Byng.
He is also survived by four 
grandsons; three granddaugh-
ters; and a host of nieces, 
nephews, grandnieces, grand-
nephews, and other relatives 
and loving friends.
Andrew was also preceded 
in death by his paternal grand-
parents, Lobe and Sophrona 
(Powell) Cosar; and his mater-
nal grandparents, Sinhichke 
and Rosanna (Davis) Harjo.
He was born Aug. 8, 1940 
in Wewoka to Wonnie Cosar 
and Winnie Mae (Harjo) Bur-
gess.  They preceded him in 
death.
Andrew, a Deacon chosen 
by God, was ordained by Alli-
son Phillips, Harly Barnoski, 
and the late Major Hawkins in 
1970 at Okmulgee Indian 
Baptist Church in Okmulgee.  
He continued his work as a 
deacon for Seminole Baptist 
Indian Church in Konawa.
He also served in the armed 
forces for 18 years.  Andrew 
was a SP5 in the 120th Supply 
and Service Battalion from 
which he was Honorably Dis-
charges with Sincere Appre-
ciation on Nov. 3, 1985.
Thereafter, Andrew served 
as a police officer for the City 
of Konawa and as Head of 
Tribal Security for the Semi-
nole Nation Tribal Complex in 
Wewoka.
Pallbearers are Wayne Hol-
hata, Bunny Carpitcher Jimsey 
Harjo, Dave Bowlegs, Jonas 
Burgess, and James Bell.
Gerald Hernandez
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Gerald Dean Hernandez, 
63, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday at New Life Church.
Revs. Gary Palmari and Jimmy 
Freeman will officiate at the 
services. Interment will follow at 
Crossroad Cemetery in Sasakwa 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
Hernandez died Wednesday, 
April 4, 2001 at University Hos-
pital in Oklahoma City.
He was born Aug. 17, 1937 in 
Riverside, Calif. to Nestor and 
Mable (Neel) Hernandez.
He moved from California to 
Oklahoma in 1991, and attended 
the New Life Church.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents and three brothers, 
Otis Phillips, Jack Phillips and 
Don Phillips.
Survivors include his wife, 
Tracy, of the home; four children, 
Sheila D. Herschel, Oregon, Cory 
Hernandez, Sharon Hernandez 
and Jennifer Hernandez, all of 
California; and one brother, Les-
lie Hernandez, Wewoka; and six 
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are listed as Dale 
Ervin, Jim Patterson, Gerald 
Blassingame, Jim Rieff, Shawn 
Ervin, Harold Lambertson and 
David Atkins.
Agnes Lovelace
Graveside services for long-
time Seminole resident Agnes 
(Winters) Lovelace, 92, are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at 
Yeager Cemetery.
Rev. Steve Cline will officiate 
at the service. Arrangements are 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Lovelace died Tuesday, April 
3, 2000 at St. Vincent North Hos-
pital in Sherwood, Ark.
She was born Sept. 21, 1908 in 
Wetumka to Ed and Clara Bell 
(Harding) Winters.
Lovelace moved to Seminole 
from Lindsay in 1969.
She was employed with Pio-
neer Nursing Home as a dietary 
assistant until 1987.
She was a member of Trinity 
Baptist Church, a life member of 
the Friendship #224 Rebekah 
Lodge, and had just received her 
50-year pin member of the East-
ern Star.
She was married to Jordan 
Elijah Lovelace on April 9, 1944 
in Holdenville. He preceded her 
in death on May 31, 1990.
Lovelace was also preceded in 
death by her parents, three broth-
ers and three sisters.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Brenda Maples, Lonoke, 
Ark.; four grandchildren and two 
great-grandchildren.
Opal Stalnaker
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Opal Lois 
Stalnaker are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Friday at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel with Dr. Kelvin Moseley 
officiating.
Burial is to be in Cummings 
Cemetery in Maud under the di-
rection of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Stalnaker died Wednesday, 
April 4, 2001, at Seminole Medi-
cal Center at the age of 93.
She was born on Nov. 23, 
1907 in Boss, Mo. to Lee Bowers 
and Myrtle (Reeves) Bowers and 
was raised in Maud.
She married L.C. “Pete” Stal-
naker on Oct. 14, 1925.  He pre-
ceded her in death on Nov. 9, 
1986.
The couple moved from Maud 
to Seminole in 1939.
Stalnaker was a homemaker 
and cashier for Harvest House 
Restaurant for several years.
She was a member of First 
Baptist Church of Seminole.
Stalnaker is survived by one 
son, Don Stalnaker of Seminole; 
three grandchildren; and one 
great-grandchild.
The Stalnaker family would 
like to acknowledge the impor-
tance of the First Baptist Church 
family since 1939, Dr. Kelvin 
Moseley, and Dr. Gus Shi.
Willard Lisenbery
Willard Lisenbery was born 
June 20, 1927 in Binger, Okla-
homa to C.W. and Lucille Lis-
enbery.  
He passed away Wednes-
day, April 4, 2001 at Shawnee 
Regional Hospital at the age of 
73.
Willard made his home in 
Seminole for more than 50 
years, retiring from oil field 
supply after 47 years in the 
same profession.
He and his wife enjoyed re-
tirement at their acreage in 
Anadarko, known to many as 
“Dollar Pond.”
He enjoyed fishing, gar-
dening and watching “his” 
deer.
He got most joy out of life 
by watching his daughter fly 
fish and granddaughter play 
softball.
On October 8, 1949, he 
married Dorothy Hilton in 
Binger, Okla.  She survives 
him of the home.
He is also survived by his 
daughter, Lori Lisenbery Hill; 
granddaughter, Cortnei John-
son; son-in-law, Timothy Hill; 
brother, Buddy Lisenbery; 
sister, Wilma Smalley; seven 
nieces and nephews; and aunt, 
Mrs. Afton Fine of Ivenho, 
Calif.
Willard was preceded in 
death by his parents; and an in-
fant sister, Imogene Lisenbery.
Funeral services will be 
held Friday, April l6, 2001 at 
10 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral 
Home with Rev. Stephen Cline 
officiating.
Graveside services will be 
held at 4 p.m. at Memory Lane 
Cemetery in Anadarko.
Casket bearers at the funeral 
home will be Bill Jones, 
Ronnie Conner, Jirl McGinnis, 
Don Cox, Paul Waltman, and 
Dick Myrick.
Casket bearers at the ceme-
tery will be Charles Lisenbery, 
Terry Lisenbery, Eddie John-
son, Derek McDuffey, Ricky 
McNamar, and Travis Lisen-
bery.
The family asks that memo-
rial contributions be made to 
the Interfaith Social Ministries, 
P.O. Box 1602, Seminole, OK  
74818.
Juanita Shores
Graveside services for We-
woka native Juanita C. Shores of 
Pleasantville, Ind. were held at 2 
p.m. Tuesday at Dugger Ceme-
tery in Dugger, Ind. with Rev. 
Harley Archer officiating.
Services were under the direc-
tion of Newkirk Funeral Home of 
Dugger, Ind.
Shores died Friday, March 30, 
2001, at Sullivan County Com-
munity Hospital at the age of 72.
She was born Aug. 10, 1928 in 
Wewoka to William Walden and 
Dora L. (Coffman) Moon.
Shores was a member of the 
United Pentecostal Church in 
Seminole.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Rebecca Archer of Plesant-
ville, Ind.; two brothers, Herbert 
Moon and Elbert Moon, both of 
Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and 
one great-grandchild.
Cecil Thomas
Graveside services for Konawa 
resident Cecil Pierce Thomas 
were held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Va-
moosa Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Pickard Funeral Home of 
Konawa with Rev. Charlie Hen-
thorn officiating.
Thomas died Sunday, April 1, 
2001 at Maud at the age of 88.
He was born on May 5, 1912 
in Ada to Ollie Belle and A. Lu-
ther Thomas.
He was a laborer who lived in 
the Konawa area all of his life.
He had no survivors.
Beecher Isaacs
Beecher Samuel Isaacs, a resi-
dent of Konawa, died Friday, 
March 30, 2001 in Ada at the age 
of 82.
Funeral services were held at 
10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Com-
munity Church with Rev. Drew 
Isaacs officiating.
Services were under the direc-
tion of Pickard Funeral Home of 
Konawa.
He was born May 12, 1918 in 
Bebee to Jess and Ida Belle 
Isaacs.
Isaacs married Nora Muncreif 
on Aug. 8, 1942 in Konawa.
He was a carpenter by trade 
and lived in Konawa most of his 
life.
Isaacs was preceded in death 
by one brother, Raymond Isaacs.
He is survived by four sons, 
Aaron Isaacs, and David Isaacs, 
both of Morenci, Ariz., Gary 
Isaacs, and Drew Isaacs, both of 
Konawa; four brothers, Orville 
Isaacs, Vemon Isaacs, Billy Joe 
Isaacs, and Douglas Isaacs, all of 
Konawa; five sisters, Wyoma 
Pairet of Brownsburg, Ind., Au-
drey Coorsey of Albuquerque, 
N.M., Lola Roberts of 
Bakersfield, Calif., LaVada 
Archer of Glendale, Ariz., and 
Geneva Rodgers of Konawa; 11 
grandchildren, and two great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Allen Isaacs, 
Justin Isaacs, Nathan Isaacs, 
Jonathan Isaacs, Micah Isaacs, 
and Seth Isaacs.
Jerry Thomas
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Jerry Lanelle Thomas are 
scheduled for 11:30 a.m. 
Wednesday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel with Pastor Patter-
son and Rev. Roy Robertson offi-
ciating.
Burial is to be in Rest Haven 
Memorial Gardens of Seminole 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Thomas died Sunday, April 1, 
2001 at her home at the age of 68.
She was born on Nov. 19, 
1932 in Iraan, Texas to Hugh Al-
exander Polly and Sadie Lois 
Polly.
She married Harry O. Thomas 
on Dec. 24, 1952 in Kermit, 
Texas.
Thomas moved to Seminole 17 
years ago from Fort Morgan, 
Colo.
She was a retired store owner, 
having owned and operated Harry 
and Jerry’s Stop-N-Go.
Thomas was a full-time 
homemaker, wife, mother, fisher, 
and cook.
She was a member of North-
wood Church of the Nazarene, 
and Grand Cross of Color.
Thomas was active with Rain-
bow Girls and was Past Worthy 
Matron of Eastern Star.
She served as a volunteer Pink 
Lady at Seminole Hospital and 
was a Sunday School teacher.
Thomas was preceded in death 
by her father; one sister, Paula 
Jean Polly; and one granddaugh-
ter, Katelyn Polly Bray.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; her mother, Sadie 
Lois Polly of Artesia, N.M.; two 
sons, Harry O. Thomas Jr. of 
Ardmore, and Curtis L. Thomas 
of Seminole; two daughters, Su-
san Lois Reagan of Seattle, 
Wash., and Wilda Mae Bray of 
Fort Smith, Ark.; two brothers, 
Hugh Polly of Mustang, and 
Tommy Polly of Artesia, N.M.; 
three sisters, Janet Steele of 
Midland, Texas, Jackie Perminter 
of Odessa, Texas, and Judy Jarvis 
of Ruidoso, N.M.; 11 grandchil-
dren; and two great-
grandchildren.
The family asks that expres-
sions of sympathy be made to 
Northwood Church of the Naza-
rene in Seminole.
Danny Cranfield
A memorial service for 
longtime Seminole resident 
Danny Arthur Cranfield, 47, is 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednes-
day at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel with Rev. Larry 
Chesser officiating.
Services will be under the 
direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
He died Saturday, March 
31, 2001, at Integris Baptist 
Medical Center in Oklahoma 
City.
Cranfield was born Oct. 23, 
1953 in Oklahoma City to Ar-
thur W. Cranfield and Roxie 
Ann (Ivers) Cranfield.
He married Shirley Aycox 
on June 10, 1974 in Oklahoma 
City.
A 1972 graduate of Moore 
High School, Cranfield worked 
in the shipping department at 
Wrangler until his retirement.
Cranfield had been a resi-
dent of Seminole for the past 
20 years.
He was saved at Airport As-
sembly of God Church in 
Oklahoma City in 1978.
Cranfield was preceded in 
death by an infant son, Wil-
liam Kirk Cranfield.
He is survived by his wife 
of the home; his parents, Ar-
thur and Roxie Ann Cranfield 
of Seminole; one son and 
daughter-in-law, Danny Arthur 
Jr. and Melissa Cranfield of 
Shawnee; two daughters and a 
son-in-law, Lori Cranfield of 
the home, and Jennie and An-
thony Chesser of Seminole.
Other survivors include one 
brother, Sammy Ivers of 
Earlsboro;  two sisters, 
LeAnna Tiger of Seminole, 
and Roxann Ginn of Sitka, 
Alaska; four grandchildren, 
Madison Leann Cranfield, 
Christain Kirk Cranfield, An-
thony Jacob Chesser, and 
Danny Tyler Chesser.
4-1-01
Phillip Spencer
A 51-year-old Shawnee man, 
who had served as a cook at 
Seminole’s Bus Station Cafe, was 
found dead in an alley Friday in 
Shawnee.
Police believe Phillip Spencer 
died of a heart attack while 
walking in the alley behind Mar-
quis Furniture Company.
According to The Shawnee 
News-Star, a furniture company 
employee saw Spencer walking in 
the alley shortly before 3 p.m., 
and found him laying face down 
clutching his chest five minutes 
later.
He was born March 22, 1950, 
in Shawnee to Sandy and Lillie 
(Fox) Spencer.
He lived in Shawnee all his life 
and had also worked at the Cin-
derella, the Grand Café and the 
Holiday Inn.
He served in the US Army and 
was a member of the Seminole 
Nation.
Spencer married Martha Harjo 
Nov. 29, 1994, in Shawnee; she 
survives him, of the home.
Other survivors include four 
daughters, Laurel Spencer and 
Phyllis Hernandez, both of Albu-
querque, Katie and Kylee 
Spencer, both of Norman; five 
sisters, Vivian Bender and Loretta 
Murphy, both of Shawnee, Betsy 
Casteel and Rita Vizenor, both of 
Tecumseh, and Mary Kizer, 
Norman.
He was preceded in death by 
two daughters; a son, Phillip 
Spencer Jr.; his parents; and one 
brother, Sandy Spencer Jr.
A wake is planned for 7 p.m. 
Monday in the Murphy family 
home.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cooper 
Funeral Chapel.
Houston Tiger and Rev. Joe 
Bender will officiate, with burial 
following in Tecumseh Cemetery.
John Stafford
John Marvin Stafford, a 
lifelong Seminole County resi-
dent, died Friday, March 30, 
2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 93.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Monday at the 
Church of Christ in Wewoka 
with Johnnie Hinton officiat-
ing.
Interment will follow at 
Oakwood Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Pallbearers are to be the 
men of the Church of Christ.
Stafford was born Jan. 19, 
1908 to George W. and Rosa 
(Farris) Stafford in Hughes 
County.
He was reared and educated 
in the Limestone area.
Stafford married Virginia 
Brown on Feb. 1, 1930 in 
Holdenville.  She preceded 
him in death in 1977.
He retired from the Semi-
nole County Highway De-
partment in 1973.  Previously, 
he was a bus driver for the 
New Lima School System for 
many years.
Stafford had been a member 
of the Church of Christ in 
Wewoka since 1956.
He was preceded in death 
by his wife; his parents; one 
grandson, Victor Smith; four 
brothers; and seven sisters.
Stafford is survived by four 
daughters, Jacquelyn Smith of 
Bartlesville, Shirley Parks of 
Tulsa, Beverly Lawson of 
Muskogee, and Bernary White 
of Wewoka; four grandchil-
dren; Michael Smith of 
Dewey, Kevyn Rutherford of 
Tulsa, Mark Lawson of 
Muskogee, and Sharon Law-
son of Oklahoma City; great-
grandchildren, Jarryd Smith, 
Tammi Eden, Michelle Ruther-
ford, and six others; two great-
great-grandchildren, Bailee 
and Bradyn Smith; a loving 
and attentive niece, Joy Ep-
perley; and a host of other 
nieces and nephews, and many 
relatives and friends.
Roland ‘Jimmy’ Tiger
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Roland “Jimmy” Tiger, 
69, are scheduled for 1 p.m. 
Tuesday at Cheyarha Presbyterian 
Church.
Rev. Dorsey Nero will offici-
ate at the services, assisted by 
Kelly Tiger and Leroy Davis.
Interment will follow at the 
Tiger family cemetery under the 
direction of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Wake services are set for 6 
p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
He will lie in state at the funeral 
home until 10 a.m. Tuesday, at 
which time he will be moved to 
the church.
Tiger died Friday, March 30, 
2001 at Pioneer Nursing Home.
He was born Nov. 8, 1931 in 
Seminole to Edmond and Lucy 
(McGirt) Tiger.
A veteran, he flew with the US 
Air Force during the Korean Con-
flict.
Tiger had graduated from 
Haskell Institute in Kansas, and 
retired from Warren Gas & Pe-
troleum Company in Bray.
He was a member of the Ma-
sonic Lodge.
Tiger married Donna Rose Ti-
ger on July 5, 1966 at the 
Cheyarha Presbyterian Church. 
She preceded him in death on 
July 5, 1986.
He was also preceded in death 
by his parents and one sister, Eva 
Towery.
Survivors include one step-
daughter, Sharon Tee Hall; four 
brothers, Marland Tiger and Don-
ald E. Tiger, both of Seminole, 
Pembroke Tiger, National City, 
Calif., and Randall Jay Tiger, 
Shawnee; four sisters, Gloria Jean 
Davis, Electra, Texas, Opal 
Cloud, Arkansas City, Kan., 
Nema C. Alderman, Wilburton, 
and Wanda C. Barber, Seminole; 
and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers are listed as J.R. 
David, Shelby Barber, Nathan 
Barber, Matthew Sadberry, Don-
ald “Buddy” Tiger and Randall 
Tiger.
Honorary bearers include 
Rodney Aird, Brad Heinzig, Kyle 
Alderman, King Cloud and Win-
fred Fife.
Bill Factor Jr.
Funeral services for Bill S. 
Factor Jr., 56, brother of Semi-
nole County residents, are sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fitz-
gerald’s Ivy Chapel in Ft. Gibson.
Elder Kelly Tiger will officiate 
at the services. Interment will 
follow at Ft. Gibson National 
Cemetery under the direction of 
the funeral home.
Wake services are set for 7-9 
p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Factor died Thursday, March 
29, 2001.
He was born Feb. 22, 1945, to 
Harriet and Bill S. Factor Sr.
Factor graduated from 
Holdenville High School in 1963, 
and furthered his education at 
Spartan School of Aeronautics.
He served in the US Marine 
Corps from 1965 to 1969, during 
the Vietnam War.
Factor flew with the squadron 
The Ugly Angels, in a YL-37.
Honorably discharged, he re-
ceived several awards including 
the National Defense Service 
medal, Vietnamese Service medal 
with two stars, Republic of Viet-
nam Campaign medal with de-
vice, Good Conduct medal, Air-
crew Insignia with three stars, 
and the Air Medal 10th award.
Tiger was employed with 
CCS, and was on the board of 
TJAA.
He was a member of the We-
woka Hilltop Indian Presbyterian 
Church.
Tiger was a resident in Tulsa 
for 30 years until his death.
He married his wife, Lillian in 
1974; she survives him of the 
home.
Tiger was preceded in death by 
his parents and one brother, Roy 
Factor.
Other survivors include one 
son, Jamil “Cepvne” Factor, 
Tulsa; one daughter, Cindy La-
sater, Tulsa; one sister, Sandra 
Littleman, Thomas; two brothers, 
John Factor, Bowlegs, and 
Wesley Factor, Wewoka; two 
grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren.
Ethel Briggs
Ethel May Briggs, a Wewoka 
Nursing Center resident, died 
Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the 
age of 93.
Graveside services were held 
at 2:30 p.m. at Little Cemetery 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home of Wewoka.
 She was born on April 29, 
1907 to William Cleveland and 
Nora Dovie (Hogue) Jenkins in 
Sperry.
Briggs was reared and edu-
cated in the Sperry area.
She married Elmer T. Briggs 
who preceded her in death in 
1970.
Briggs spent most of her life in 
Sasakwa until she moved to We-
woka in 1967.
She had been a resident of 
Wewoka Nursing Center since 
1993.
Also preceding her in death 
was her parents; and three sisters, 
Pauline Phillips, Fate Harjo, and 
Jackie Taylor.
She is survived by three sons 
Bill Briggs of Sherman, Texas, 
Kenneth Briggs of Riverton, 
Wyo., and Bobby Briggs of 
Kingman, Ariz.; one brother, 
Tom Jenkins of Wewoka; seven 
grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
Jewel Wilson
Funeral services for Jewel 
Marie Wilson, the mother of a 
Seminole resident, are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Res-
thaven Funeral Chapel in 
Shawnee with Dwight Wise offi-
ciating.
Interment is to be at Resthaven 
Memorial Park under the direc-
tion of Resthaven Funeral Home 
of Shawnee.
Wilson died Tuesday, March 
27, 2001 at a Shawnee area hos-
pital at the age of 83.
She was born Nov. 12, 1917 in 
Harjo to Mack Wise and Martha 
(Middleton) Wise.
Wilson attended Harjo public 
schools.
She was a retired cook.  She 
worked as a cook for 20 years 
with Shawnee Medical Center 
and Shawnee Regional Hospital.
Wilson had resided in Tecum-
seh for approximately 25 years.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; three brothers; four 
sisters; and two sons, Dean Wil-
son and Johnny Wilson.
Wilson is survived by two 
sons, Arville Lee Wilson of 
Seminole, and Roland A. Wilson 
of Shawnee; one daughter, 
Dolores Bell of Bartlesville; one 
sister, Oma Wilson of Harjo; six 
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Bobby Drawbaugh
Graveside services for We-
woka resident Bobby C. Draw-
baugh are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Friday at the Tate Mountain 
Cemetery with Rev. Larry 
Chesser officiating.
The services will be under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home 
of Wewoka.
Drawbaugh died Tuesday, 
March 27, 2001 at Valley View 
Hospital in Ada at the age of 67.
He was born April 10, 1933 in 
Wagner to Herbert and Pearl 
(Raper) Drawbaugh.
Drawbaugh was reared and 
educated in the Holdenville area.
He married Shirley Mae Craig 
on Nov. 26, 1975 in Oildale, 
Calif.
The couple returned to live in 
Wewoka from Wasco, Calif. in 
1993.
Drawbaugh was a retired me-
chanic.
He was preceded in death by 
his wife; his parents; three broth-
ers; Herbert Drawbaugh, Marion 
Drawbaugh, and Roy Draw-
baugh; and two sisters, Edith 
Padgett and Bernice Garett.
Drawbaugh is survived by two 
sons, Robert Drawbaugh of the 
home, and James Drawbaugh of 
Ada; two daughters, Coleen 
Drawbaugh and Cheryl Draw-
baugh, both of Buena Park, 
Calif.; five step-daughters, 
Debbie Kaylor, Mary Byrd, 
Melba Cottrell, Wanda Deshields, 
and Donna Craig, all of Wewoka; 
two step-sons, Melvin Craig Jr., 
and Allen Craig, both of 
Wewoka; one sister, Mary Statzel 
of Holdenville; two brothers, 
Frank Drawbaugh of Lane, and 
Austin Drawbaugh of Powell, 
Ohio; 25 grandchildren; and six 
great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are to be his grand-
sons.
Jessie Kiker
Funeral services for Jessie 
Juanita Kiker, a former Seminole 
County resident, were held 10 
a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001 in 
the Chapel of The Good Shepherd 
at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral 
Service in Mustang.
Interment is to follow at 2 p.m. 
in the Wolf Cemetery under the 
Direction of McNeil’s Mustang 
Funeral Service.
Kiker died Friday, March 23, 
2001 at an Oklahoma City hospi-
tal following a brief illness at the 
age of 82.
She was born near Okemah in 
Okfuskee County on Sept. 17, 
1918 to Jesse Dee and Ina Mae 
(Inman) Lane.
Kiker grew up in Seminole 
County and was a graduate of 
Wolf High School.
She lived a good part of her 
adult life in the Seminole area 
where she worked as an LPN.  
She had lived at Cedar Lake since 
1987.
Kiker was a member of the 
First Christian Church in Semi-
nole and attended Cedar Lake 
Chapel.
She enjoyed retirement and 
loved to play cards and bowl.  
She also attended Hinton Senior 
Citizens.
Kiker was preceded in death 
by her parents; two husbands, J.T. 
“Shorty” Kiker, and R.C. Clay-
born.
She is survived by one son, 
Jonny Kiker of Albuquerque, 
N.M.; one daughter, Christine D. 
Brakebill of Cedar Lake; four 
grandchildren; six great-
grandchildren; and two brothers, 
Paul Dee Lane of Springfield, 
Mo. and Carl Lewis Lane of 
Houston, Texas.
Lotus Harrison
Funeral services for Lotus 
Hobson Harrison, the brother of a 
Wewoka resident, were held 11 
a.m. Monday at Robertson 
Mueller Harper in Fort Worth, 
Texas with Larry Thompson, 
Chaplain for VITAS officiated.
Burial followed at Greenwood 
Memorial Park.
Harrison died Friday, March 
23, 2001, in a Fort Worth hospital 
at the age of 85.
He was born Sept. 16, 1915 in 
Vernon, Ala. to Walter and Min-
nie (Vaughn) Harrison.
Harrison married Wyllene 
Bond on Dec. 18, 1938.
He attended East Central State 
College in Ada.  While a student, 
he was a member of the baseball 
team and earned a batting average 
that is still a standing record.
Following graduation in 1936, 
he taught and coached baseball in 
several Oklahoma town, includ-
ing the Oklahoma State Basket-
ball Champions form Vamoosa.
He was inducted into the East 
Central State College Sports Hall 
of Fame in 1985.
Harrison was a veteran of 
World War II having served as a 
Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy in 
the Pacific.
In 1981, he retired as an ad-
ministrative manager with 
AMOCO following a 34-year ca-
reer.
He was a 50-year member of 
Konowa Lodge, A.F. & A.M. and 
the Scottish Rite Bodies.  He was 
of the Methodist faith.
Harrison is survived by his 
wife of 62 years, Wyllene, of the 
home in Fort Worth; two sons, 
Thomas B. Harrison of Wood-
bury, Minn., and Michael B. 
Harrison of Fort Worth; one 
brother, Wilbanks Harrison of 
Wewoka; and five grandchildren.
Honorary bearers were Bill 
Adams, Tom Black, Ned Hardin, 
George Hearne, Howard Katz, 
John Mason, David Motheral, and 
J.W. Wilson.
Grace Blott
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Grace Blott, 71, were held 
10 a.m. today at Country Estates 
Baptist Church.
Burial followed at Arlington 
Memory Gardens under the di-
rection of Bill Eisenhour Funeral 
Home Northeast.
Blott died Friday, March 23, 
2001.
She was born on June 9, 1929 
in Seminole to Nathan C. and 
Wiladean (Clayton) Cheatwood.
Blott was a member of the 
Country Estates Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Roy Blott; her par-
ents; one brother, Ralph Cheat-
wood; and two sisters, June Cook 
and Marie Stapleton.
Blott is survived by four sons, 
Danny Blott, and Jack Blott, both 
of Oklahoma City, Steve Blott 
and David Blott, both of Newalla; 
two brothers, Floyd and Charles 
Cheatwood; one sister, Lorine 
Reynolds; five grandchildren; and 
one great-grandson.
Lovdie Stephens
Lovdie Bickerstaff Stephens, a 
Konawa resident, died Friday, 
March 23, 2001, at the age of 93.
Funeral services were held 2 
p.m. Monday at Church of Christ.  
Richard Winters officiated the 
services with Ed George assist-
ing.
Burial followed the services at 
Vista Cemetery.
Stephens was born May 21, 
1907 in Saltillo, Miss. to Vonie 
and John Bickerstaff.
She married Hubert Stephens 
in Konawa on Dec. 24, 1923.
Stephens was a homemaker 
who moved to Konawa from 
Asher in 1920.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband; one son, Willie Al-
len “Bill” Stephens; her parents; 
two sisters, Lillie Stephens, and 
Eileen Worley; and three broth-
ers, Calvin, Bonnie, and Guy 
Bickerstaff.
Stephens is survived by one 
sister, Bessie Damron of Mid 
West City; two grandchildren; 
and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lillard Berry, 
Mike Boren, James Bryant, Jeral 
Jackson, Jim Lowe, Roger Allen 
Harrod, and Harold Kinder.
Lillian Goss
Lillian Bell Goss of Seminole 
died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at 
Seminole Medical Center at the 
age of 85.
Private family burial services 
were held at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Casket bearers were her grand-
sons and sons-in-law.
She was born March 4, 1916 in 
Augusta, Kan. to Leno Elliott and 
Pearl Irene (Swoger) Elliott.
Goss was a member of the As-
sembly of God and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Bonnie T. Goss on 
March 20, 1964; her parents; one 
grandson; and two sisters.
Goss is survived by four 
daughters; Brenda Kay hood of 
Stigler, Bonnie Lee Whaley of 
Pocola; Helen Loretta Hammer-
sley of Stigler; and Carol Ann 
Drumright of Seminole; one 
brother; B.L. “Red” Elliott of 
Seminole; six grandchildren; 
eight great-grandchildren; and 
two great-great-grandchildren.
Edna Marshall
Edna Julia Marshall, a Konawa 
area resident, died Tuesday, 
March 20, 2001, at Sunset Estates 
of Maud at the age of 87.
Graveside services were held 2 
p.m. today at Dora Cemetery with 
Revs. Jeffrey Williams, James 
Williams, Jason Williams, and 
Joshua Williams officiating.
Services were under the direc-
tion of Knight Funeral Home of 
Maud.
Marshall was born March 13, 
1914 in Hemet, Calif. to Charles 
Henry Lang and Ida (Ebel) Lang.
She married Carl Wesley Mar-
shall on April 29, 1935 in Hemet, 
Calif.  He preceded her in death 
on June 8, 2000.
Marshall moved to rural Ko-
nawa area in 1990 from Oregon.
She was a member of the Ko-
nawa Assembly of God Church.  
The past few years she had been 
attending Holdenville Immanuel 
Fellowship Church.
In addition to her husband, she 
was preceded in death by her par-
ents; one sister; and one son, 
Larry Marshall in September 
1944.
Marshall is survived by two 
daughters, Lynn Williams of Ko-
nawa, and Bonnie Spencer of 
Nicaragua; two sons, Charles W. 
Marshall of Dallas, Texas, and H. 
Winston Marshall of Wilsonville, 
Ore.; one sister, Hallie Tiner of 
Twentynine Palms, Calif.; one 
brother Leslie Lang of Beaumont, 
Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 
great-grandchildren.
Frederick Combs Sr.
Funeral services for long-
time Seminole resident Fre-
derick Cecil Combs, Sr. are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, at First Church of God in 
Seminole with Rev. Roger 
Brewer officiating.
Burial is to be in Little 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Combs died Sunday, March 
25, 2001, at Presbyterian Hos-
pital in Oklahoma City at the 
age of 87.
He was born Sept. 4, 1913 
in Clarksville, Ark. to Henry 
Clay Combs and Ida (Brown) 
Combs.
Combs moved to Seminole 
from Arkansas in 1939.
He married Lois Louisa 
Harris on Sept. 4, 1940 in 
Shawnee.  She preceded him in 
death on Oct. 7, 1993.
Combs was a member of 
First Church of God in Semi-
nole and worked as a farmer 
for most of his life.
In addition to his wife, he 
was preceded in death by his 
parents; four brothers, and one 
sister.
He is survived by one son 
and daughter-in-law, Fred and 
Regina Combs of Seminole; 
one daughter and son-in-law, 
Lela and Harry Hackelman of 
Seminole; one brother, Virgil 
Chester Combs of Pottsboro, 
Texas, four grandchildren, 
Tamara Ellenbecker, Timothy 
John Roberts, Valarie M. 
Howeth, and Rick Combs; and 
one great-grandson, Daniel 
Charles Brown.
Pallbearers are listed as Les 
Gunter, Roger Kirkwood, 
Warren Combs, Charles 
Howeth, Herb Gunter, Virgil 
Chester Combs, Jr., and Ste-
phen Combs.
Honorary bearers are 
Winston Harris, Herman Gun-
ter, Lynn Combs, and Tony 
Womack.
Jerry Brock
Funeral services for Jerry E. 
Brock of Shawnee are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Bap-
tist Church of Tecumseh with Dr. 
Milburn Wilson officiating.
Interment is to be in Dora 
Cemetery in Seminole County 
under the direction of Cooper Fu-
neral Home of Tecumseh.
Brock died Friday, March 23, 
2001 in Midwest City at the age 
of 68.
He was born July 11, 1932 in 
Sulphur to Claud Carrol and 
Mary (Huskey) Brock.
Brock moved to Macomb as a 
child and was a graduate of 
Macomb High School.
He married Norma Hudson on 
July 19, 1953 in Romulus Baptist 
Church.
Brock was a veteran of the 
U.S. Army having service during 
the Korean War.
He worked for Greyhound Bus 
Lines for 25 years, beginning as a 
driver and serving the last 10 
years as district manager for the 
State of Texas.  He retired from 
Greyhound in 1987.
Following his retirement from 
Greyhound, Brock worked for the 
OTC Motor Vehicle Department 
Law Enforcement Division until 
he retired in 1999.
Brock was a Master Mason in 
the Shawnee Composite Lodge 
No. 107 A.F. & A.M. and a 
member of Hopewell Baptist 
Church.
He enjoyed working on John 
Deere mowers, fishing and trav-
eling.
Brock was preceded in death 
by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; two sons, Terry Brock 
of Enid, and Jeff Brock of Nor-
man; three brothers, Jim Brock of 
Shawnee, Bob Brock of Marri-
etta, Randy Brock of Macomb; 
three sisters, Shirley Sisney, 
Molly Henderson, and Judy 
Patton, all of Macomb; and two 
granddaughters.
Doris Harris
Doris Marie Harris, the mother 
of a Konawa resident, died 
Thursday, March 22, 2001, at the 
age of 68.
The Brooksville resident was 
born Jan. 23, 1933 in Oklahoma 
City to Lee and Inis Wyatt.
She married Athel Eugene 
Harris on June 4, 1952 in Semi-
nole.
Harris was preceded in death 
by her parents; two sons, Eugene 
and Bill Harris; and one grand-
daughter, Bridgette “Peanut” 
Payne.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; four daughters, 
Patricia Edward and Carolyn Ro-
samond of Tecumseh, Susan 
Payne of Konawa, and Cheryl 
Pollard of Eufaula; three sons, 
Bobby Harris of Tecumseh, Rob-
ert Harris of Harrah, and Michael 
Harris of Earlsboro; 18 grand-
children; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Memorial services are pending 
with Demuth-Garrison and 
Sherman Funeral Home of Okla-
homa City.
Tony O’Bryant
Funeral services for Tony Pat-
rick O’Bryant, the father of a 
Seminole resident, are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary 
Baptist Church in Tecumseh with 
Pastor Mac Pearcy officiating.
Burial is to be in Dale Ceme-
tery under the direction of Cooper 
Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
O’Bryant died Tuesday, March 
20, 2001 in Shawnee at the age of 
66.
He was born June 2, 1934 in 
St. Louis, Okla. to James Janson 
and Elma Eunice (Patterson) 
O’Bryant.
O’Bryant was reared in St. 
Louis and lived in Oklahoma City 
for 12 years.  He had lived in 
Pottawatomie County the major-
ity of his life.
He married Jean Hines on Dec. 
23, 1954 in Pearson.
O’Bryant began working for 
O.G.& E. in 1960 as a mechanic, 
later becoming a hydraulic spe-
cialist and retired in 1994 as a 
transportation supervisor.
He was a member of Calvary 
Baptist Church, the National Rifle 
Association and the American 
Shooters Association.  He en-
joyed gunsmithing, hunting, and 
reading in his spare time.
O’Bryant was a veteran having 
served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and one brother, Glen 
O’Bryant.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; two daughters, Kathy 
Dianne Campbell of Seminole, 
and Laura Lynn Moore of Nor-
man; two brothers, Newton 
O’Bryant of Konawa, and Olen 
O’Bryant of Choctaw; two sisters, 
Doris Hines of Luther, and Lois 
Redfield of Tecumseh; and three 
grandchildren.
In Loving Memory Of
Kenneth Colvin
Kenneth Eugene Colvin, 18,  
died Sunday, March 18, 2001 
as a result of a traffic accident 
in Seminole County.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at 
Seminole High School Audito-
rium with Rev. Steve Cline of-
ficiating.
Burial is to be in Rest Ha-
ven Memorial Gardens under 
the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
He was born March 6, 1983 
in Seminole to David Colvin 
and Rhonda (Lozer) Colvin.
Colvin was a lifelong Semi-
nole resident and a junior at 
Seminole High School
He was an offensive and de-
fensive football player for the 
Chieftains and also a member 
of the weightlifting team.
Colvin was a part-time em-
ployee of Kentucky Fried 
Chicken in Seminole and a 
member of the Noizy Toyz Car 
Club.
He is survived by his father 
and stepmother, David and 
Cathy Colvin of Shawnee; his 
mother, Rhonda Colvin of 
Seminole; one sister, Heather 
Colvin of Seminole; paternal 
grandparents, Kenneth and 
Mary Colvin of Seminole; 
maternal grandparents, Betty 
Lozer of Crane, Texas, and 
George Allen of Seminole; 
great-grandfather, Howard 
Yancey of Seminole; step-
grandparents, Bob and Georgia 
Taylor of Shawnee; step-
brother, Chris McBay of 
Shawnee; stepsister, Catie 
McBay of Shawnee; 
Aunts, Wanda Ross of 
Seminole, Lisa Tarrant and 
husband, Greg, of Hereford, 
Ariz.; uncles, John Colvin and 
wife, Tracey, of Earlsboro, 
Tim Colvin and wife, Jennifer, 
also of Earlsboro, and William 
Lozer of Hinton; girlfriend, 
Cora Hudson of Maud; and a 
host of cousins, other family 
members and friends.
Casket bearers are to be 
Mark Austin, Duane Cherry, 
Gary Rhodes, John Phillips, 
Henri Marcel, and Troy Rho-
des.
Honorary bearers are 
Gilbert F. Ross, Jr., Erick Hil-
ton, Chris McBay, members of 
the Noizy Toyz Car Club, SHS 
football players, Coach Mike 
Snyder and his coaching staff.
Jimmy Jordan
Memorial Service for Jimmy 
Leroy Jordan, 51, are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity 
Baptist Church in Maud with 
Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Knight Funeral Home of 
Maud.
Jordan died Saturday, March 
17, 2001 at his home in Maud.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1949 in 
Seminole to Dave Jordan and 
Alice (Palmer) Jordan.
Jordan married Cathy 
Fitzsimmons on Sept. 2, 1967 in 
San Rafael, Calif.
He was a licensed plumbing 
contractor and enjoyed being out-
doors and spending time with his 
family.
Jordan was preceded in death 
by one sister, Julia W. “Sis” Jor-
dan on Feb. 9, 1978.
He is survived by his parents 
of Tecumseh; his wife of the 
home; two daughters, Lisa Jordan 
and Ashley Jordan, both of Maud; 
two sons, Jimmy Jordan and 
Jeremiah Jordan, both of Maud; 
one brother, John Parrish of 
Maud; and three grandchildren.
Linda Bear
Funeral services for Linda Kay 
(Larney) Bear, 57, were held at 2 
p.m. today at Hitchitee United 
Methodist Church with Revs. 
Mike Harjo and Michael Svitak 
officiating.
Burial was in the Hitchitee 
United Methodist Church Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She lay in state at Swearingen 
Funeral Home until 10 a.m. 
Tuesday when she was moved to 
the Hitchitee United Methodist 
Church.
Wake services were held at 
6:30 p.m. Monday at Swearingen 
Funeral Home Chapel.
Bear died Friday, March 16, 
2001 at Deaconess Hospital in 
Oklahoma City.
She was born in Seminole on 
April 18, 1943 to John Larney 
and Melinda (Alexander) Larney.
She married Pawnee “Bill” 
Bear in Oklahoma City in 1964.  
He preceded her in death on Sept. 
24, 1994.
Bear lived and worked most of 
her life in Oklahoma City.  She 
enjoyed playing softball, knitting, 
crocheting, attending auctions,  
and playing with her grandchil-
dren.
She joined and was baptized at 
Hitchitee Methodist Church as a 
teenager.
Also preceding Bear in death 
were her parents; and one son, 
Stephen Dale Bear.
She is survived by two sons, 
Joseph Wayne Burgess of Te-
cumseh, and Cecil Ray Bear of 
Oklahoma City; one daughter, 
Vanessa Cervantes of Seminole; 
two brothers, John Larney, Jr. of 
Inola, Kan., and Simon Jacob 
Larney of Bowlegs; six sisters, 
Rachel Bear, Johnnie Mae Al-
ford, and Shirley Walters all of 
Shawnee, Sally Fixico, and Ida-
lena Atoddlety, both of Seminole, 
and Cecila Barnett of Tulsa; and 
five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kip Larney, 
Josh Larney, Jason Larney, Rick 
Alford, Chebon Kernell, and 
Duane Atoddlety.
Honorary bearers were Timmy 
Bear, Carl Lee Harper, Cecil Lar-
ney, Bill Larney, and George 
Bear.
Gloria Decker
Gloria J. Decker, the sister of a 
Maud resident, died Monday, 
March 19, 2001 at Midwest Re-
gional Medical Center in Mid-
west City at the age of 70.
Graveside services are sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at 
Oak Grove Cemetery in Pearson 
with Rev. Paul Nix officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Knight Funeral Home of 
Maud.
She was born in St. Louis, 
Okla. on Dec. 5, 1`930 to 
Clarence A. Richard and Bessie 
Lucille (Long) Richard.
Decker was a homemaker and 
retail food clerk for Greenhaws, 
Safeway, and Homeland grocery 
stores for over 30 years.
She was preceded in death by 
her mother on June 21, 1985; her 
father on Oct. 31, 1986; and one 
brother, David Richard on March 
13, 2001.
Decker is survived by two 
sons, Terrell Gene Decker of Ni-
coma Park, and Kenneth Allen 
Decker of Harrah; two sisters, 
Frances Cravey of Midwest City, 
and Betty O’Daniel of Maud; one 
brother, Clarence Decker, Jr. of 
Red River, N.M.; and one grand-
son.
Anna Duncan
Funeral Services for Anna 
Marie Duncan were held at 10 
a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at 
Criswell Chapel in Ada with 
Bobby Johns and Floyd Kaiser 
officiating.
Interment was in Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Criswell Funeral Home.
She died Saturday, March 17, 
2001 at an Ada area nursing 
home at the age of 77.
Duncan was born on Aug. 21, 
1923 in Maud to William Edward 
Martin and Minnie Florence 
Curtis.
She graduated from Central 
High School in Seminole County.
She married Norman Duncan 
on Dec. 21, 1941 in Konawa.
Duncan was a homemaker and 
a member of Southwest Church 
of Christ.
She taught children’s Bible 
class and was a Boy Scout and 
Camp Fire Girls leader.  She 
served on their board of directors 
for years.
Duncan also served on the 
Election Board and was active in 
the Meals on Wheels program.
She worked for the War Pro-
duction Board during World War 
II and then at Douglas Aircraft 
factory in Oklahoma City build-
ing bombers.
Duncan is survived by her 
husband of the home; one 
daughter, Peggy Dianna Walker 
of Denton, Texas; one son, Nor-
man Paul Duncan of Ada; one 
brother, Byron Martin of Semi-
nole; five grandchildren; and five 
great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tommy 
Myers, Jerry Sims, Glendel Hat-
ton, Keith Nall, Ronnie Johns, 
and Greg Hatton.
Arlie ‘Ike’ Carter
Graveside services for We-
woka resident Arlie “Ike” Carter, 
86, were held Saturday at Liwo-
ski Cemetery in Pharoah.
Rev. Larry Chesser will offici-
ate at the services. Arrangements 
are under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
Carter died Thursday, March 
8, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center.
Ike was born July 14, 1914 to 
James Andrew and Sarah (Wil-
liams) Carter in Pharoah, Okla-
homa, where he was reared and 
educated.
Ike was drafted into the United 
States Army during World War II 
and later honorably discharged.
He worked as a pipe liner for 
45 years and remained in Bak-
ersville, Calif. area until Decem-
ber 1999.
He then moved to Wewoka, 
where he remained until the time 
of his death. He resided at 
Elmwood Manor Nursing Home.
Ike was preceded in death by 
his parents, three brothers, Ar-
thur, Reo and George Carter; and 
two nephews, Andrew and 
Lonnie Carter.
Survivors include a brother 
and sister-in-law, Garland and 
Artie Carter of Holdenville; 
nephew Wayne and Ginger Car-
ter, Wewoka; great-nephew 
Shawn and Trish Carter, We-
woka; nephews, Gene and Gerty 
Carter, Yeager, Jim and Linda 
Carter, Holdenville, Dave and 
Shelly Carter, Yeager and 
Weldon Carter of Little Rock, 
Ark.; nieces Linda and J.J. John-
son, Batesville, Calif., Letoa 
Rogers, Yeager, Florene Weager, 
Wewoka, Christain Elliott, 
Holdenville, Maryland Carter, 
McAlester and Pauline Hill, Yea-
ger; and a host of great-nieces, 
great-nephews, great-great-
nieces, great-great-nephews, and 
other relatives and friends.
James ‘Jim’ Stout
Funeral services for Wewoka 
native James Archie “Jim” Stout, 
43, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday at Stout Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Sister Judy Martin will offici-
ate at the services. Interment will 
follow at Oakwood Cemetery 
under the direction of the funeral 
home.
Stout died Friday, March 9, 
2001 at the North Winds Living 
Center in Oklahoma City.
He was born Dec. 11, 1957 in 
Wewoka to Archie and Florine 
Stout.
Raised in the area, he gradu-
ated from Wewoka High School.
Stout was preceded in death by 
his father on June 29, 1978.
Survivors include his mother, 
Florine and her husband, Clifford 
Christ of Wewoka; three sisters, 
Maria Hollingsworth, Tucson, 
Ariz., Sabra Todd, Wewoka and 
DeAnn Kessler, Nogal, N.M.; one 
stepbrother, David Christ, We-
woka; one stepsister, Pricilla 
Dutton, Seminole; and a special 
friend, Robert Cummins, Okla-
homa City.
Pallbearers are listed as Steve 
Altman, Ron Allen, Mike Good, 
Mark Howell, Richard Northcutt 
and Guy Tucker.
Jimmy Potter Sr.
Graveside services for We-
woka resident Jim Potter, 68, are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at 
Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of Stout Funeral Home.
Potter died Thursday, March 8, 
2001 at his residence.
He was born March 13, 1932 
in Holdenville to John and Lucille 
(Myatt) Potter.
A veteran, Potter served during 
the Korean War with the US Air 
Force.
He worked in the oilfields and 
did mechanic work.
Potter was married to Jeanene 
Robertson in Wewoka. She pre-
ceded him in death.
Potter was also preceded in 
death by his parents, one sister, 
Evelyn Peters and an infant 
brother.
Survivors include his children, 
Kirk Potter, Ardmore, Cindy Tol-
bert, Ft. Worth, Texas, Jimmy E. 
Potter Jr., Midwest City, and 
Mitchell Potter, Wewoka; two 
sisters, Patricia Montgomery, Ft. 
Worth and Jana Beth Hays, Ft. 
Worth; 12 grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren.
Lottie Wright
Graveside services for former 
longtime Seminole County resi-
dent, Lottie E. Wright, 100, are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at 
Little Cemetery.
Rev. Carl Whitfield will offi-
ciate at the services. Arrange-
ments are under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Wright died Thursday, March 
8, 2001 in Odessa, Texas.
She was born Oct. 27, 1900 in 
Pottawatomie County, Indian 
Territory to Cal Bleeker and 
Mary M. Miracle.
A homemaker, Wright was a 
member of Monument First Bap-
tist Church in Hobbs, N.M.
She was married to Roy E. 
Wright in 1916; he preceded her 
in death on May 4, 1968.
Survivors include one son, Cal 
Wright of Big Spring, Texas; five 
grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
Gwendolyn Younger
Funeral services for 
Gwendolyn Younger, a native of 
Lima, are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 
Quayle United Methodist Church 
in Oklahoma City under the di-
rection of Temple and Sons Fu-
neral Home.
Younger was born Oct. 9, 
1925 to William E. Brown, and 
Louisa Carter Brown.
She and her family later 
moved to Wewoka where she was 
reared along with her seven sis-
ters and three brothers.
After graduating from high 
school, she moved to Oklahoma 
City.
She married Joe Younger and 
together they had six children.
Younger was a lifetime mem-
ber of the United Methodist 
Church.  She first attended Park 
United Methodist Church in We-
woka and then Quayle United 
Methodist Church in Oklahoma 
City.
She spent most of her years at 
Quayle as a member of the usher 
board and communion stewards.
Troy Cole
Funeral services for the hus-
band of a Konawa native, Troy L. 
Cole, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 
Church of Christ with Frank 
Brewer officiating.
Burial will follow at Vamoosa 
Cemetery.
Cole died Wednesday, March 
7, 2001 at Oklahoma City at the 
age of 66.
He was born Jan. 11, 1935 in 
Bonnam, Ken. to Junnie (Rob-
erts) and Shafter Cole.
Cole married Lorene Brewer in 
Dillon, S.C. on Aug. 21, 1971.
He was a retired Marine and 
retired executive chef who served 
in Korea and three tours in Viet-
nam.
Cole moved to Shawnee from 
California in July 1992 where he 
enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; one brother, Nolan 
Cole, and one sister, Dorothy 
Metcalf.
Cole is survived by his wife of 
the home, two sons, Francis 
“Frankie” Edwin of Selden, N.Y., 
and James “Jimmy” Edward of 
Bixby; two brothers, Paul Cole of 
Beattyville, Ken., and Jim Cole of 
Lexington, Ken.; two sisters, Eula 
Mae Susnick of Scottsburg, Ind., 
and Nancy Smith of Lexington, 
Ken.; seven grandchildren; one 
great-grandchild; and numerous 
nieces and nephews.
Audra Smith
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident, Audra 
J. Smith, are scheduled for 10 
a.m. Friday, March 9, 2001 at the 
Paylor Chapel in Midwest City.
Burial is to be in Arlington 
Memory Gardens under the di-
rection of Paylor Funeral Home.
Smith died on Tuesday, March 
6, 2001 at the age of 88.
She was born on July 15,1912 
I Adona, Ark. to Arlene and Rob-
ert Johnson..
Smith graduated from We-
woka High School in 1932.
She married George C. Smith 
on March 16, 1936.
In 1942, they moved to Mid-
west City where she was involved 
in community, political and 
scouting work.
She was a charter member of 
Wickline United Methodist 
Church.
Smith had worked for John A. 
Browns for over 25 years.
She is survived by one son, 
Dennis G. Smith; one daughter, 
Gay Littleton; two sisters, Lee 
Ella Hisaw, and Betty Sanders; 
two brothers, Robert Johnson and 
Gurdon Johnson; five grandchil-
dren; four great-grandchildren; 
and many nieces, nephews, other 
relatives, and friends.
Richard ‘Dick’ Pruitt
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident, Rich-
ard Leroy “Dick” Pruitt, are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, 
March 10, 2001 at Saint Vincent 
DePaul Catholic Church in Ar-
lington, Texas.
Father Philip Johnson will of-
ficiate at the services.
Burial is to be in Moore Me-
morial Gardens in Arlington, 
Texas under the direction of 
Moore Funeral Home in Arling-
ton.
Pruitt died Friday, Feb. 23, 
2001, as a result of an automobile 
accident in Alexandria, La.
He was born near Prague on 
Feb. 1, 1939 to George Leroy 
Pruitt and Clara Estell (Shreves) 
Pruitt.  
Pruitt graduated from high 
school in 1957.
He lived for several years in 
the Little area and attended Stro-
ther Elementary and Prairie Val-
ley schools.
Pruitt moved to Midland, 
Texas in 1957 where he met his 
wife, Annette d Boisblanc.
The couple had been residents 
of Arlington for the past 33 years.
Pruitt founded Pruitt Electric 
Company in 1968 and wired the 
original Texas Rangers Ballpark.
He was known for his “hot 
chili” at local chili cook-offs.
Pruitt was preceded in death 
by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; two sons, Roderick 
Lewis Pruitt, and Peter Mark 
Pruitt, both of Arlington, Texas; 
three sisters; Lola Mae McGehee 
of Borger, Texas, Naomi Pace of 
Little, and Joyce Pechacek of 
Chickasha; one granddaughter; 
and a host of nieces, nephews, 
other relatives and friends.



Pruitt
Bobby Hoskison
Bobby Charles Hoskison, a 
lifelong Seminole County resi-
dent, died Tuesday, March 6, 
2001 at Sunset Estates of Maud at 
the age of 58.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2001 
at Harvey Road Baptist Church 
with Rev. Wayne Stephens and 
Monte Stephens officiating.
Burial is to be in Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Hoskison was born on Aug. 
26, 1942 in Seminole to Charles 
Henry Hoskison and Izetta Marie 
(Hyatt) Hoskison.
He had been an employee of 
Canadian Valley Electric for 14 
years until his retirement due to 
health reasons in 1977.
Hoskison was a member of 
Haney Congregational Methodist 
Church of Little.
He was an avid C.B.’er, treas-
ure hunter, and enjoyed searching 
for arrowheads.
Hoskison was preceded in 
death by his parents; and one 
grandson, Darryl Paul Splawn.
He is survived by two sons, 
Bryan C. Hoskison of Seminole, 
and Charles Heath Hoskison of 
Maud; one daughter, Nita L. 
Splawn of Saint Louis, Okla.; one 
brother Bill F. Hoskison of Semi-
nole; four grandchildren; and 
many other relatives and friends.
Casket bearers are listed as 
Billy K. Hoskison, Greg A. Up-
ton, Scott L. Hoskison, Brent W. 
Hoskison, Christopher S. Splawn, 
and Billy K. Hoskison, Jr.
Honorary bearers are Ray-
mond Thoma, Harrel Thoma, 
Darryl Smith, Wendell Scott, 
Tommy Hyatt, Steve Hyatt, Larry 
Thoma, and Steve Thoma.
N.H. Nall
Graveside services for Semi-
nole resident N.H. “Buck” Nall 
will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 
2001, at Rest Haven Memorial 
Gardens in Seminole under the 
direction of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Nall was born on March 15, 
1905, in Mena, Ark., to George 
W. and Lou J. (Brumley) Nall. He 
was the fifth of seven children.
He came to the Seminole area 
in the late 1920s, working in 
many areas of the oilfield.
During the war years, he 
worked in the shipyards. He re-
turned to Seminole and formed 
Nall Brothers Trucking and 
Dozer Service.
Nall married Genevieve 
“Genny” Hickman on Aug. 25, 
1931.
She preceded him in death in 
September 1999.
He is survived by several 
nieces and nephews.
The family requests donations 
be made to the American Cancer 
Society.
 
LeRoy Culberson
Funeral services for 
Tishomingo resident LeRoy C. 
Culberson will be held at 2 p.m. 
Friday, March 9, 2001 at the 
Temple Church of God in Con-
nerville under the direction of 
Clark Funeral Home of 
Tishomingo. The Revs. Nelson 
Baken and Charlie Carter will of-
ficiate. Internment will follow at 
the Seely-Blue Cemetery.
Culberson was born on April 
28, 1936 in Connerville to Eldon 
and Nora Wisdom Culberson.
He was raised and went to 
school in Connorville later mov-
ing to eastern Oklahoma for 
many years before returning to 
Johnston County.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and two sisters, Kelly 
Snow and Ruby Johnson.
Survivors include one son, Lee 
Culberson of Latta; three daugh-
ters, Arlinda Tso of Seminole, 
Clarice Culberson of Wewoka, 
and Beverly Culberson of Stroud; 
a sister; Alene Hallmark of 
Tishomingo; and 15 grandchil-
dren.
Tommy Johnson
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Tommy Lee Johnson are 
scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, 
March 9, 2001 at Macedonia 
Baptist Church in Wewoka with 
Rev. David Young of Oklahoma 
City officiating.
Burial is to be in Westwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.
Johnson died Saturday, March 
3, 2001 at Norman Regional 
Hospital at the age of 76.
He had been a resident of 
Seminole County for 14 years.
Johnson was born on Sept. 24, 
1924 in Shawnee to Robert and 
Ora Johnson.
He was owner of Derby Serv-
ice Station for 18 years.
Johnson was preceded in death 
by his parents; one granddaugh-
ter; one brother, Tony Johnson; 
and nine sisters, Odessa Wil-
liams, Savanna Bray, F.L. 
McClain, Dorothy Johnson, 
Naomi Tramble, S.L. Lacy, 
Lucille Johnson, Phoebia Ann 
Hibbitt, and Gussie Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, 
Rose Johnson of Wewoka; four 
daughters, Izora Wigley of Den-
ver, Colo., Brenda Banks of 
Shawnee, Diedra Johnson and 
Lekisha Johnson, both of We-
woka; seven sons, Tommy John-
son Jr. of California, Eric Johnson 
of Tulsa, Rodney Johnson, 
Jerome Johnson, Tracy Johnson, 
and Lenny Johnson, all of We-
woka, and Richard Johnson of 
Korea; 23 grandchildren; and one 
great-grandchild. 
G. Leo Harrison
Funeral services for G. Leo 
Harrison are scheduled for 1 p.m. 
Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. Herschel Davis and T.C. 
Evans officiating.
Burial is to be in Wolf Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Wake services are set for 6:30 
p.m. tonight at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel.
Harrison died Monday, March 
5, 2001 at his home in Maud at 
the age of 83.
He was born on July 21, 1918 
in Hazel to Daniel H. Harrison 
and Geneva (Notham) Harrison.
Harrison was a lifelong Semi-
nole County resident.
He married Nora Williams in 
1968, she preceded him in death 
on Oct. 1, 1985.
Harrison was of the Baptist 
faith and attended Punkin Center 
(Central School) east of Maud.
He was a retired masonry 
worker.
Harrison was also preceded in 
death by his parents; one son, 
Jerry Cline; four brothers; and 
four sisters.
He is survived by four chil-
dren, Kenneth Williams of We-
woka, Lindsey Bondoni of 
McLoud, Arthur Cline of Maud, 
and Evonne Cline Berryhilll of 
Prague; 12 grandchildren; 15 
great-grandchildren, and a host of 
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Casket bearers are to be 
Johnny Cline, Chevy Cline, Mi-
chael Williams, Tony Berryhill, 
Joseph Davis, Andrew Turnbow, 
and Edward Turnbow.
Honorary bearers are Charley 
Williams, Newman Williams, 
M.D. Fowler, Lester Heffley, 
Barney Coker, Jr., and Rev. Lois 
Martin.
Charles ‘Jiggs’ Johnson
Charles “Jiggs” S. Johnson 
Jr., passed away on Saturday, 
March 3, 2001 at Presbyterian 
hospital in Oklahoma City at 
the age of 68.
Jiggs was born on July 14, 
1932 to Charles S. Johnson 
and Josephine (Stevens) Gay-
ler in Wewoka.
He was a member of Hilltop 
Indian Presbyterian Church in 
Wewoka.
He attended Sams school, 
Ong school, and Euchee 
boarding school.  He continued 
his education earning a 
Bachelor of Science degree in 
Social Service from East Cen-
tral University in Ada.
On March 15, 1953, Jiggs 
married Sue Ann Kilcrease in 
Wewoka.
He was a member of the 
United States Air Force and 
the United States Army.  He 
also served wit the 45th Infan-
try Division during the Korean 
Conflict.
First Sgt. Johnson retired 
from the Oklahoma Army Na-
tional Guard after 38 years of 
service.  First Sgt. Johnson 
served in all assignments with 
honor.  His decorations and 
awards give proof of his out-
standing military service to his 
country.
Among those awards and 
decorations he received were 
Meritorious Service Medal, 
Army Reserve Component 
Achievement Medal, Army of 
Occupation Japan, National 
Defense Service Medal, Ko-
rean Service Medal, Humani-
tarian Service Medal, Armed 
Forces Reserve Medal, NCO 
Professional Developmental 
Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, 
Overseas Service Ribbon, 
Army Reserve Component 
Overseas TNG Ribbon, United 
Nations Service Medal, Okla-
homa Distinguished Service 
Medal, Oklahoma Meritorious 
Service Medal, Oklahoma Se-
lect Reserve Medal, Oklahoma 
Commendation Medal, Okla-
homa State Active Duty 
Medal, Oklahoma Long Serv-
ice Medal (38 years), and 
Oklahoma Good Conduct Rib-
bon.
He was actively involved in 
numerous civic and tribal or-
ganizations during his lifetime 
which included the Seminole 
Nation General Council New-
comer Band Representative, 
45th Infantry Division Asso-
ciation, Seminole County In-
dian Credit Association,  VFW 
Post 1311, DAAV’s, American 
Legion member, Seminole 
Roads Committee, Seminole 
Nation Housing Improvement 
Advisory Board, Seminole 
Nation Revision Committee, 
AARP, and other various or-
ganizations.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents; his wife Sue 
Ann (Kilcrease) Johnson, two 
brother, Raymond Lee John-
son, and Tommy Gayler; one 
grandson, Davey Lee Jacobs, 
and one granddaughter, Stacey 
Leann Johnson.
He is survived by his sons 
and daughters-in-law, Charles 
S. and Carol Johnson III, Ste-
ven K. Johnson and Vicki Al-
len, Lewis and Geri Johnson, 
all of Wewoka, Stanley and 
Teri Johnson of Sasakwa; 
daughters and sons-in-law, 
Betsy Castell of Seminole, 
Corrine and David L. Postoak 
of Sasakwa, Susan and Danny 
Faulkner, Mary Ellen Jacobs, 
all of Wewoka; two brothers, 
Larry and Kenneth Gayler, 
both of Wewoka; 28 grand-
children; and 26 great-
grandchildren; and a host of 
nieces, nephews, other rela-
tives and friends.
He was brought to the home 
at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 
with services being held at 
7:30 p.m.   He will then be 
taken to the Ministry of Life 
Church in Wewoka on 
Wednesday, March 7, for all-
night Wake Service beginning 
at 7:30 p.m.  At 10 a.m. on 
Thursday, March 8, he will be 
taken to Hilltop Presbyterian 
Church in Wewoka where fu-
neral services are scheduled to 
begin at 2 p.m.
Interment will be at the 
Stevens Family Cemetery, 
north of Wewoka, under the 
direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
Burley ‘Bill’ Wimberly
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole County resident Burley 
Okus “Bill” Wimberly, 82, were 
held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 
6, 2001 at Swearingen Funeral 
Home Chapel with Revs. Floyd 
Tate and Jess Power officiating.
Interment was in Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, March 3, 
2001 at Pioneer Nursing Home.
Wimberly was born on Feb. 
23, 1919 in Bluffton, Ark. to Ode 
Wimberly and Pearl (Kinney) 
Wimberly.
He married Roberta Earles on 
July 9, 1968 in Oklahoma City.
Wimberly was employed with 
O.G. & E. for 40 years.
He was drafted in the Army in 
1939 and served with the army 
engineers 74th Light Platoon.  He 
received an honorable discharge 
on July 12, 1944.
Wimberly taught adult bible 
classes in several churches in the 
Seminole area including the Pen-
tecostal Holiness Church and the 
Tri City Christian Center.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; three children, Billy 
John Wimberly, Gwen Wimberly 
Acosta, and Mike Wimberly; and 
a host of other relatives and 
friends.
Traci Hooper
Traci Jean Hooper, 14, died 
Friday, March 2, 2001, as a re-
sult of a traffic accident.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 1 p.m. Wednesday 
March 7, 2001 at Rock Spring 
Indian Baptist Church in Sa-
sakwa with Rev. Bill Barnett 
officiating.
Interment is to be in Rock 
Spring Church Cemetery in 
Sasakwa under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She was born on Nov. 10, 
1986 in Ada to Danny Joe 
Hooper and Greda Lynn 
(Coon) Hooper.
She was an eighth grade 
student at Seminole Middle 
School and a member of the 
Rock Spring Baptist Church in 
Sasakwa.
Hooper was preceded in 
death by her maternal grand-
father, Arthur Coon.
She is survived by her 
mother, Greda Hooper of the 
home; her maternal grand-
mother, Eliza Coon of Sa-
sakwa; one sister, Kasandra 
Hooper of Holdenville; 
Hooper
Felicia ‘Peggy’ Coffman
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident, Felicia 
“Peggy” Orean Coffman, are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, 
March 7,2001 at Strothers Chapel 
in Maple Grove Cemetery with 
Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.
Burial is to be in Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Coffman was born in Black-
well on Sept. 24, 1920 to Felix 
Orean Prunty and Ada Maude 
(Knight) Prunty.
She move to Seminole from 
Blackwell in 1946.
Coffman was a homemaker, a 
member of Eastern Star and a 
painter of art.
She married Roy L. “Bid” 
Coffman in 1947 in Denison 
Texas.
Coffman was preceded in 
death by her parents and one sis-
ter, Helen Peppard.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; two sons, Charles 
Jenkins of Madill, and Roy L. 
Coffman Jr. of Omaha, Neb.; one 
daughter, Rebecca Cook of Okla-
homa City; two sisters, Adaline 
Copeland of Kingfisher, and 
Maudine Prunty of Norman; five 
grandchildren; and several other 
family members.
Zelma Steward
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident, Zelma Rober-
son Steward, will be held at 2 
p.m. Monday, March, 5, 2001, at 
the Swearingen Funeral Chapel 
with Rev. Robert Rider officiat-
ing.
Interment will follow at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Steward was born on July 27, 
1913 in Zanesville, Ill. to Millard 
and Mabel Roberson.
She married Jessie E. Steward 
on Sept. 30, 1939 in Litchfield, 
Ill.
Steward was a homemaker and 
was a member of the Old Glory 
Church of God and in 1983 be-
came a member of the First As-
sembly of God in Tecumseh.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; husband; three broth-
ers, Floyd Roberson, Freddie 
Roberson, and William Roberson; 
one sister, Gladys Roberson Cox.
Steward is survived by one 
step daughter, Linda Brocco of 
Springfield, Ill., two sisters-in-
law, Ollie Lesko and Marcine 
Roberson, both of Litchfield, Ill.; 
and 16 nieces and nephews.
 
Eva Carroll
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Eva Carroll were held at 
2 p.m. today, March 6, 2001 at 
the First Baptist Church in Ko-
nawa under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home. The Rev. 
Charlie Henthorn will officiate. 
Interment will follow at the Va-
moosa Cemetery.
Carroll was born on May 29, 
1912 in Arkansas.
She married Roy Carroll on 
March 3, 1949 in Guthrie, Ok.
Carroll owned and operated a 
Dairy Queen.
She was preceded in death by 
one sister.
Survivors are: her husband, 
two daughters; Donna Willis of 
Canton, Texas, and Joyce Groff 
of Bakersfield Cal., one sister; 
Versa Lynn of Ponca City; and 
13 grandchildren.
Longtime Local Cop
Dies in Tulsa at 81
Robert "Bob" M. Lovelady, who served Seminole County as a police officer for 30 years, died Thursday in Tulsa at the age of 81.
Lovelady began his career as a police officer in 1946 under the controversial Seminole Police Chief Jake Sims.
In entering police work, Lovelady followed in the footsteps of his father, E.H. Lovelady, who was a patrolman for the city of Seminole.
Lovelady joined the Seminole police force, too, as soon as he was released from the U.S. Navy. He spent three years in the South Pacific during World War II.
"Little Love," as he was called by Sims in his early career, often told stories of Seminole's rowdier years.
"We worked three-man, 12-hour shifts and made $90 a month," Lovelady once said.
He talked about "half-breeds" stealing oilfield pipe and special agents hired by the big oil companies.
Phillips Petroleum, Hughes Tool, Amerada and Carter Oil were big companies who located in Seminole then, bringing workers and money, which Lovelady helped protect.
Lovelady's stories of Seminole's wild days included working with the FBI, using rocks to catch a crook, and going one-on-one with a mental patient with a knife.
He joined the Seminole County sheriff's office in 1967 and worked under Sheriff Bill Merryfield until the late '70s when he took a job working security at the State Capitol.
Lovelady retired in 1985, and died in a nursing home in Tulsa Thursday.
His parents, Edwin Howard and Mattie Amanda (Tucker) Lovelady, preceded him in death, as did his stepdaughter, Doris Jackson; three brothers, Edwin Howard Lovelady Jr., Albert Reed Lovelady and J.W. "Ben" Lovelady; and one sister, Vivian Prater.
His wife of 50 years, Ruby Lee Ellis Lovelady, survives him, of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Kay Curry, Wills Point, Texas; two stepdaughters, Gay Downing, Bixby, and Fran Ziegler, Dallas; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lovelady, who was born April 27, 1919, in Russellville, Ark., was a 50-year member of Seminole's First United Methodist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the American Legion and Will Rogers Methodist Church in Tulsa.
With his family, Lovelady moved to Seminole when he was 10 years old. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1937.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Seminole.
Rev. David Karges will officiate; burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include Dean Estes, Gib Foster, Ellis Downing, Lance Musgrave, Richard Davis and Daniel Davis.
Honorary casketbearers include Phillip Parks, A.C. Bundy, Foy Dacus, Gordon Melson and Ernest Warner.
The family requests memorial donations be sent to a charity of the giver's choice.
Lovelady
Charles ‘Charlie’ Leader
Charles “Charlie” Dean 
Leader died Thursday, March 
1, 2001 at Presbyterian Hos-
pital in Oklahoma City at the 
age of 64.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, 
March 6, 2001, at First Baptist 
Church at Bowlegs with Rev. 
Rick Harrison officiating and 
Rev. Jason Yarbrough assist-
ing.
Burial is to be in Wolf 
Cemetery under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Leader was born on Oct. 27, 
1936 in Allen to Clarence Lee 
Leader and Virgie (Duncan) 
Leader.
He married Helen Clifford 
on July 6, 1957 in Ada.
Leader had been a Seminole 
County resident since 1964.
He was a mechanic supervi-
sor in the cutting room at 
Wrangler in Seminole.  He re-
tired in December, 2000 after 
38 years of service.
Leader was a veteran of the 
armed forces having served wit 
the U.S. Air Force from 1956 
to 1960.
He was a member of the 
Wolf First Baptist Church for 
many years before joining the 
First Baptist Church of Bow-
legs.
Leader was a graduate of 
Lula High School in Pontotoc 
County.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents; one grand-
daughter, Nanette Lynn 
Brauning on June 2, 1998.
Leader is survived by his 
wife of the home; two daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Diana 
and Steve Banker of 
McAlester, and Kay and Jim 
Brauning of Bowlegs; four 
brothers, James Leader of Ft. 
Cobb, Lynn Leader of Dick-
son, Billy Floid Leader of 
Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and 
Skip Leader of Poteau; four 
sisters, Jean Roth of Mountain 
Home, Ark., Sue Garrett of 
Jess, Margarette Harp of Ada, 
and Clodean Rumley of Pocas-
set.
Other survivors include four 
grandsons, Jamie Tapp of 
McAlester, Jason Brauning of 
Bowlegs, Dennis Tapp of 
McAlester, and Justin Braun-
ing of Bowlegs; mother-in-
law, Mary Clifford of Ada; and 
a host of other family and 
friends.
Pall bearers are listed as 
Glen Siler, Doug Grady, Joe 
Templeton, Lewis Watters, 
Charles Johnson, and John 
Lovelady.
Jerry Jones
Funeral services for the brother 
of a Seminole resident, Jerry R. 
Jones, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Har-
mony Christian Church in Choc-
taw with Gary Jenkins officiating.
Interment is to be in Dale 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel of 
Shawnee.
Jones died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 
2001, at an Oklahoma City hos-
pital at the age of 63.
He was born June 26, 1937 to 
George and Leona Taylor in 
Tonkawa.
Jones graduated from Nowata 
High School in 1955 and attended 
the University of Tulsa.
He owned and operated 
Shawnee Radiator Service for 16 
years.
Jones married Christine 
“Chris” Hoye on Feb. 14, 1980.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Navy having served from 1955 to 
1963.
Jones was a member of the 
Shawnee Elks Club.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Jones is survived by his wife; 
three daughters, Jennifer Jones of 
Philadelphia, Penn., Melinda Ca-
priotti of Cherry Hill, N.Y., and 
Michelle Walker of Norman; two 
brothers, Ralph Jones of Semi-
nole, and Weldon Jones of 
Coweta; four grandchildren; and 
numerous nieces, nephews, other 
relatives and friends.
 
David Sullins
Graveside services for We-
woka resident David Sullins were 
held Thursday, March 1, at 10 
a.m. at the Vamoosa Cemetery 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home. 
Sullins was born on October 
18, 1950 in Porterville, Cal. to 
Richard and Lena (Johnson) Sul-
lins and died on Sunday, Feb. 25. 
He was reared in the Porter-
ville area and graduated from 
school there in 1968. He then 
joined the California National 
Guard and later worked as a con-
struction worker.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents. 
Survivors are: one son; David 
Allen Sullins Jr. of Tecumseh, 
one brother; Richard Sullins of 
South Padre Island, Texas, one 
sister; Debbie Zachary of Stone-
wall; two nieces, two nephews, 
and a host of other relatives and 
friends.
Pallbearers were Tony Mid-
dleton, Marty Davis, Jerry Brady, 
Gene Dodson, Dale Zachary, and 
Jerry Sullins.
Mary Williams
Mary Elizabeth Williams, a 
Seminole resident, died Wednes-
day, Feb. 21, 2001 at Shawnee 
Regional Hospital at the age of 
64.
Williams was born on June 18, 
1938 in Keene, N.H. to John T. 
Pletzner and Esther Louise Akley.
She married Albert Alvin Wil-
liams, Sr. on Feb. 20, 1958 in 
Gilsom, N.H.
The family moved to Seminole 
from Muskogee in 1990.
Williams was a housewife.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home, two sons, John 
James Williams of the home, and 
Albert Williams, Jr. of 
Muskogee; one daughter, Janet 
Clark of Wewoka; one sister, Pat 
Johnson of West Swanzey, N.H.; 
two grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Clara Long
Seminole native, Clara Eliza-
beth Long, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 
2001 at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 69.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 
2001 at Hitchitee United Meth-
odist Church with Rev. Michael 
Svitak and Dwyane Dennis offi-
ciating.
Burial is to be in Hitchitee 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She was born Aug 17, 1931 in 
Seminole to Waldron and Gerti 
(Grounds) Camp.
Long was a homemaker and a 
member of Church of Christ.
The longtime Shawnee resi-
dent was preceded in death by her 
husband, Jimmy Long on Dec. 3, 
1997; her parents; and one 
brother, Johnny Camp.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Liz Sheets of Oklahoma 
City, and Deborah Lee Conley of 
Shawnee; five granddaughters; 
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Joseph ‘Joe’ Hendricks
Memorial services for long-
time Seminole resident, Joseph 
“Joe” Charles Hendricks, are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, 
Feb. 28, 2001 at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel with Rev. Carl 
Whitfield officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Hendricks died Sunday, Feb. 
25, 2001 at Oklahoma Veteran’s 
Center in Sulphur at the age of 
84.
He was born in Biglow, Ark. 
on Dec. 2, 1916 to George 
Wallace Hendricks and Janie 
Cordella (Ridgil) Hendricks.
Hendricks married Martha 
Cook on July 29, 1944 in Semi-
nole.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army having served in World 
War II and was a civil service 
employee at Tinker Field.
Hendricks was preceded in 
death by his wife in November 
1991; his parents; two brothers; 
three sisters; two grandchildren, 
Clifton and Joseph Yancey; and 
one great-grandchild, Jason Har-
rington.
He is survived by one son, 
Samuel “Cliff” Hendricks of 
Midwest City; one daughter, 
Claudia Godwin of Midwest City; 
two sisters, Jolene Yancey of 
Seminole, and Maurine Wilker-
son of Seminole; five grandchil-
dren; six great-grandchildren; and 
one great-great-grandchild  
Wanda Murdock
Services for the sister of a 
Seminole resident, Wanda Jean 
Murdock, were held Saturday in 
McLoud with burial taking place 
on Sunday at the Murdock Family 
Cemetery.
She died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 
at the age of 68.
Murdock was born June 6, 
1932 in Shawnee to James and 
Ella Murdock.
Preceding her in death were 
her sons, Mitchell Murdock and 
Don Murdock; brother, Charles 
Murdock; and her sisters, JO Ann 
Stevens and Betty Tiger.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Norine Rodriquez of 
Brunswick of Maine, Pat Soliz of 
McLoud, Glenda Murdock, Myra 
Wilson, and Rachel Murdock, all 
of Shawnee; and Dennis Murdock 
of Delia, Kan; 10 grandchildren; 
12 great-grandchildren; three 
brothers, Edward Murdock of 
Seminole, Jim Murdock of 
Shawnee, and Freddie Murdock 
of Saint Louis; and three sisters, 
Carolyn Murdock of McLoud, 
Katherine Murdock and Sue 
Murdock, both of Shawnee.
Maudie Howard
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County school teacher, 
Maudie Wren (Stalnaker) How-
ard, were held Tuesday, Feb. 27, 
2001 at 11 a.m. at Highland 
Church of Christ with Bob An-
derson officiating.
Burial was at Tecumseh 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Cooper Funeral Home of Tecum-
seh.
Howard died Friday in 
Shawnee at the age of 95.
She was born Nov. 17, 1905 to 
John and Ellen (Todd) Stalnaker 
in Treemont, Miss. and moved to 
Maud when she was six years old.
Howard attended school in 
Punkin Center and graduated 
from East Central State Teachers 
College in Ada.
She married Adrian Lee How-
ard in Holdenville on Oct. 5, 
1935.
Howard taught school in 
Seminole County for 16 years and 
at Macomb for 24 years.
During her tenure as a teacher, 
Howard served as a 4-H sponsor, 
high school choir sponsor, and 
junior high girls’ basketball 
coach.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband; parents; four sisters, 
Mabrie Villines, Freda Walker, 
Chessie Carroll and Lessie Blay-
lock; and her brother, Fred Stal-
naker.
Howard is survived by three 
daughters, Patricia L. Pertile of 
Tecumseh, Freda H. Droppleman 
of El Reno, and Adrianette 
Hickman of Oklahoma City; one 
brother, William Hamilton Stal-
naker of Fort Worth, Texas; six 
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
Donnie Wilson
Donnie Callie Wilson, a We-
woka resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 
20, 2001 at Elwood Nursing 
Home at the age of 85.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Macedonia 
Baptist Church with Rev. E.G. 
Bert of St. Stephens Baptist 
Church officiating.
Burial is to be in Westwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Myers Mortuary.
She was born on Sept. 23 1915 
in Arbeka to Bennie and Francis 
Wright.
Wilson was a member of St. 
John CME Church and Evening 
Star Chapter No. 26 of Eastern 
Star.
She was employed by Douglas 
High School cafeteria for seven 
years; Oak Ridge Nursing Home 
for 10 years; and Allen’s Ready 
To Wear.
Wilson is survived by one 
daughter, Etolia Abraham of Te-
cumseh; and one son, William 
Wilson of Laurel, Md.; 13 grand-
children; and 12 great-
grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Ephrie William Wil-
son; one daughter, Faye Brown; 
her parents; four brothers, Otis, 
Perry, Clarence, and Bennie 
Wright; and two sisters, Julia 
McDuffy and Fannie Ealey.
Mildred Nall
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident, Mildred Delta Nall are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at 
Wewoka Church of Christ.
Burial is to be at Oakwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home.
Nall died Saturday, Feb. 24, 
2001 at Holdenville General 
Hospital at the age of 87.
She was born on Oct. 1, 1913 
to George E. Able and Nettie Bell 
(Tucker) Able in Wewoka.
She celebrated her 70th wed-
ding anniversary with her hus-
band, Howard Nall on July 9, 
2000.   The couple wed on July 9, 
1930 in Wewoka.
Nall was a member of the 
Church of Christ and was bap-
tized in October, 1935.
She was a homemaker.
Nall was preceded in death by 
her parents; her daughter, Delta 
Lynn; her son, Joe Phillip Nall; 
and her sisters.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; and numerous neph-
ews, nieces, other relatives, and 
friends.
Steven Hager
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident, Steven Lee Hager, are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at 
the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment is to be in Oakwood 
Cemetery in Wewoka under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home.
Hager died Thursday, Feb. 22, 
2001 at Holdenville General 
Hospital at the age of 44.
He was born on April 18, 1956 
at Mentor, Ohio to Robert and 
Frankie (Nolan) Hager.
He was reared in the Indiana 
and Mississippi areas.
Hager married Jan Neill in 
Gulfport, Miss on Nov. 9, 1979.  
They later moved to Wewoka in 
1982.
He worked as a laborer for 
many years and loved spending 
time with his grandchildren.
Hager enjoyed motorcycles 
and repairing cars.  
He was preceded in death by 
his father; and one brother, Kel-
vin Hager.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; his children, Jessica 
McClanahan of Wewoka, and 
Victoria Boardus of Las Vegas, 
Nev.; Theresa Williams of Allen, 
Texas, and Leif Nevener of 
Tulsa; his mother; one brother, 
David Freel of Knoxville, Tenn.; 
five grandchildren and a host of 
other relatives and friends.  
William Robison
Graveside services for Konawa 
resident William James Robison 
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb-
ruary 23, 2001 at the Konawa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home. The Rev. 
Mitch Williams will officiate.
Robison was born on April. 
14, 1919. in Frankston, Texas to 
Elizabeth (Clackly) and William 
James Robison Sr.
He married Margie Lee (Bur-
ton) on May 20, 1954 in Loving-
ton N.M. He was a rancher and 
lived for the past 45 years in the 
Konawa area. He served in the 
U.S. Air Force serving in World 
War II.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents. 
Survivors are: his wife of the 
home; two sons, William James 
Robison III of Houston, and 
Ronnie Lee Robison of Roff; four 
daughters; Cathy Lee Sipes of 
Atoka, Vivian Lee of Bonham, 
Texas, Donna Hargus of 
Macomb, Linda Bryant of Asher; 
one brother, Audrey Robison of 
Frankston, Texas; 12 grandchil-
dren and two great-grand chil-
dren.
Madeline Conner
Madeline Geraldine (Hayes) 
Conner, a Wewoka resident, died 
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 at the 
Holdenville General Hospital at 
the age of 76.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 2 p.m. Friday at the Stout Fu-
neral Home Chapel with Rev. 
Dan Factor officiating.
Interment is to be at the Grant 
Chapel Cemetery in Welty under 
the direction of Stout Funeral 
Home.
She was born June 16, 1924 in 
McCawber, to William Charlie 
Hayes and Martha Jane (Ashlock) 
Hayes.
Conner attended grade school 
in McCawber and Paden High 
School where she graduated in 
1944.
She married George Conner on 
June 17, 1944 in Okemah.
Conner moved from Welty to 
Wewoka in 1959.
She was a member of Grant 
Chapel Methodist Church in 
Welty.
Conner was preceded in death 
by her parents; her husband; one 
sister, Vernia Rice; and two 
brothers, Leo Hayes, and Albert 
Hayes.
She is survived by two sons, 
George Conner Jr. of Shawnee, 
and Gary Conner of Wewoka; 
three sisters, Ancy Isbell, and 
Loretta Adams, both of Okla-
homa City, and Venita Cresap of 
Shawnee; one brother Adrian 
Hayes of Manahands, Texas; one 
grandson; two step-
grandchildren; four step-great-
grandchildren; and a host of 
nieces, nephews, and other rela-
tives and friends.
Pallbearers are to be Donald 
Conner, Donnie Judy, Carl 
McCullen, Jimmie Cresap, Joey 
Yahola, and Leon Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
all of her nephews.
Russell O’Neal
Funeral services for Wewoka 
native, Russell P. O’Neal, are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at 
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment is to follow at Res-
thaven Memorial Gardens under 
the direction of Resthaven Fu-
neral Home of Oklahoma City.
O’Neal died Monday, Feb. 19, 
2001 at the age of 70.
He was born on April 13, 1930 
in Wewoka.
O’Neal was a fiddle player 
who was always willing to play 
benefits.  He performed with Bob 
Wills, Mathis Brothers, and Jude 
& Jodie.
He was inducted into the 
Country Music Hall of Fame and 
was an Oklahoma Champion Fid-
dle player.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents, three brothers, and 
four sisters.
O’Neal is survived by his wife, 
Eloise, of the home; and a host of 
friends.
Betty Haws
Betty Jean (Walker) Haws 
was born Aug. 3, 1926 to Rob-
ert L. and Nelia Walker in 
Punkin Center (East of Maud), 
Oklahoma.  
She graduated from Wolf 
High School.
On June 23, 1946, she mar-
ried the love of her life, Buddy 
Lewis Haws.  From this wed-
ded bliss, five children were 
born.
Preceding her in death were 
her husband, Lewis, on May 
16, 1974; her parents; one 
brother; two sisters; and three 
sons-in-law.
Her survivors are Gloria 
and Grady Stalnaker, James 
and Becky Haws, Sharon and 
Don Stewart, Gayla and Jon 
Cotterman, and Debbie 
Blackwell, all of Maud; grand-
children, Neal and Terry Hale, 
Brian and Jeff Haws, Jackie 
and LaChrisa Gamble, Kevin 
Stewart, Tracy Johnson 
Heather Sweet, Jennifer 
Ramer, Keith Cotterman, 
Amanda, Buddy, and Courtney 
Blackwell; 
Great-grandchildren, Mac-
kenzie and Ashley Hale, Des-
tinie and Garrett Haws, Brooke 
and Jaycee Gamble, Jessica 
Johnson, Daniel Sweet, and 
Lexus Stewart.
Betty was a devoted wife, 
mother, and grandmother who 
loved her family dearly.
Funeral services will be 
Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at 2 
p.m. at the First Baptist 
Church in Maud with the Rev. 
Carl Whitfield officiating.
Burial will be at Cummings 
Cemetery, Maud.
Knight Funeral Home of 
Maud is in charge of the ar-
rangements.
Her grandsons will serve as 
casket bearers.
Betty was loved very much 
by her family and will be 
missed so very much.

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Lorraine McDonald
Funeral services for Lorraine 
Eve McDonald, a longtime Semi-
nole resident, are scheduled for 
10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearin-
gen Funeral Chapel with Rev. 
Carl Whitfield officiating.
Burial is to be in Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
McDonald died Monday, Feb. 
19, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She was born on Feb. 11, 1919 
in Dustin to John H. Gray and 
Tina Mae (Bates) Gray.
McDonald grew up and at-
tended schools in Dustin.
She worked as a shipbuilder 
during World War II and operated 
a vegetable stand west of Semi-
nole for several years.
McDonald was also an em-
ployee of Blue Bell for 10 years.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Wiley McDonald, 
on Dec. 2, 1989.
McDonald is survived by three 
sons, Don Prater of Shawnee, 
Richard Prater of Seminole, and 
James Kimbral of Enid; one 
brother, Carl Threlkeld of Tulsa; 
three sisters, Jane Fletcher of 
Shawnee, Tina Mae Howard of 
California, and Shirley Coker of 
Tulsa; and six grandchildren.
Curtis ‘Crow’ Loftis
Funeral services for Curtis 
Marvin “Crow” Loftis, 78, were 
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 
2001, at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel with Rudy Ross officiat-
ing.
Burial was at Little Cemetery 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Loftis died Monday, Feb. 19, 
2001 at Baptist Medical Center in 
Oklahoma City.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1922 
in Perry County, Ark. to Henry 
Loftis and Francis (Cline) Loftis.
Loftis married Cassie Ann 
Katherine Durham in 1942.  She 
preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 
1995.
He was a truck driver for Inde-
pendent Tank Company for 54 
years, retiring in 1988.
Loftis was a veteran of the 
U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his wife, Loftis 
was preceded in death by his par-
ents; two sons, Donnie Loftis in 
1964, and Darrell Loftis in 2000; 
and three sisters, Nona Abney, 
Opal Howard, and an infant sis-
ter.
He is survived by two sons, 
William Loftis of Earlsboro, and 
Gary Loftis of Tecumseh; two 
daughters, Rose Taylor of 
Shawnee and Kathy Clodfelter of 
Seminole; two sisters, Alta 
Hatchell and Virginia Rush, both 
of Seminole; 12 grandchildren; 
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Etta Hopson
Funeral services for former 
Maud teacher, Etta Belle Roberts 
Hopson, 94, were held at 2 p.m. 
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 at St. 
Martin’s Episcopal Church in 
Houston, Texas.
Burial was at Forest Park 
Westheimer Cemetery in Houston 
under the direction of Geo. H. 
Lewis & Sons of Houston, 
Texas..
Hopson died Wednesday, Feb. 
14, 2001 in Houston.
She was born Sept. 28, 1906, 
two miles east of Arcadia in In-
dian Territory on land that her 
father staked during the Okla-
homa Land Run of 1889.
Hopson was the daughter of 
Edward Benton and Ethelda Ra-
chel Sweat Roberts.
She graduated from Luther 
High School were her father 
served on the district’s school 
board.
Hopson graduated from the 
University of Oklahoma in 1930 
with a Bachelor of Science De-
gree in Home Economics.
She married Clyde Cecil Tolen 
on Oct. 25, 1929 in Shawnee.
The couple lived in Mission, 
Texas where they owned an or-
ange grove.
She taught school in the Mis-
sion Public School after the death 
of her husband in 1940.
She married Stephen E. Hop-
son of Houston, Texas in 1946.
Hopson then taught in the 
Houston Independent School 
District.
She earned her Masters Degree 
in Elementary Education in 1950 
from the University of Houston.
Hopson retired in 1973, but 
continued teaching in a substitute 
roll for the next 13 years.
She was a member of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution, O.U. Club of Hous-
ton, St. Martin’s Episcopal 
Church, Oklahoma Historical So-
ciety, The Luther Alumni Asso-
ciation, Round Barn Society of 
Arcadia and a lifetime member of 
Arcadia Heritage and Preserva-
tion Society.
She was also preceded in death 
by her second husband in 1958; 
her parents; baby Ronald Tolen of 
Maud; and her brother, O.B. 
Roberts of Arcadia.
Hopson is survived by her son, 
Clyde Hopson of Houston; her 
daughter, Danna Belle Ermis of 
Spring, Texas.
Those desiring may make me-
morials to the Oklahoma Histori-
cal Society, Round barn Society 
of Arcadia, or the O.U. Founda-
tion, 100 Timberdell Rd., Nor-
man.
Junior Birdsell
Funeral services for Maud na-
tive, Junior Lee Birdsell, are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at 
First Assembly of God Church I 
Maud with Rev. Tim Martin offi-
ciating.
Burial is to be in Cummings 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Knight Funeral Home.
Birdsell died Friday, Feb. 16, 
2001 in Denton, Texas at the age 
of 62.
He was born Aug. 20,1938 in 
Maud to John William Birdsell 
and Ethel Gertrude “Gertie” Hol-
bert. 
Birdsell was a retired pipe-
liner.
He was preceded in death by 
his father on July 4, 1957; and his 
mother on July 27, 1985.
Birdsell is survived by his 
wife, Sherry Birdsell of Denton, 
Texas; three daughters, Debra 
Wood of Yukon, Brenda Diemart 
of Eric, Kan., and Laura Birdsell 
of Denton, Texas; two sons, Dale 
Birdsell of Wichita Falls, Texas, 
and James Birdsell of Denton, 
Texas; one brother, John David 
Birdsell of Bryan, Texas; and 
four grandchildren.
Alta Yates
Graveside services for Alta 
Yates are scheduled for 10 a.m. 
Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery 
in Kinmundy, Ill. under the di-
rection of Neal Funeral Home.
Yates died Monday, Feb. 19, 
2001 at Pioneer Nursing Home at 
the age of 94.
She was born on Sept. 10, 
1906 to Charles and Sannie (An-
thony) McClaine.
Yates was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by 
her first husband, John W. Lee; 
two brothers, and one sister.
Yates is survived by two sons, 
Bob Lee and John W. Lee, both 
of Seminole; one brother, John 
McClaine; and three grandchil-
dren.
Alice Sancho
Funeral services for Seminole 
County native, Alice Sancho, 94, 
are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, 
Feb. 20, 2001, at Scipio Baptist 
Church in Lima with Rev. F.D. 
Cochran officiating.
Burial is to be at Westwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.
Sancho died Wednesday, Feb. 
14, 2001 at St. Anthony’s Hospi-
tal in Oklahoma City.
She was born on June 18, 1906 
in Seminole County to William 
and Johnetta Tucker.
Sancho was a member of 
Scipio Baptist Church and was a 
Church Mother and Member of 
Mission.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, her husband, Sipiew 
Sancho; one daughter, Rebecca; 
one son, Willie Sancho; and sev-
eral sisters and brothers.
Sancho is survived by three 
grandchildren; and 12 great-
grandchildren.
Wallace Howard
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident, 
Wallace Howard, are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Monday at First 
United Methodist Church in Tulia 
Texas.
Rev. Rob Lindley is to offici-
ate the services.  Rev. Ernie 
McGaughey, a retired Methodist 
minister, is to assist in the serv-
ices.
Burial is to be in Rose Hill 
Cemetery in Tulia under the di-
rection of Wallace Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, Feb. 17, 
2001 at Baptist-St. Anthony’s 
Hospital in Amarillo, Texas at the 
age of 80.
Howard was born on Sept. 13, 
1920 in Asher.
He married Sarah Snyder on 
May 4, 1946.
Howard lived and ranched in 
Seminole for several years.  The 
couple moved to Tulsa in 1988.
He was employed by Kerr-
McGee until his retirement in 
1982.
Howard was a veteran of 
World War II having served with 
the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the First 
United Methodist Church in Tulia 
and was active in the Boy Scouts.
 Howard was preceded in 
death by one brother, B.J. How-
ard.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; one daughter, Terressa 
Leonard of Oklahoma City; one 
son, Ben Howard of Tulia, Texas; 
one brother; Burvle Howard of 
Oklahoma City; two sisters, Ben-
nie Howard and Jennell Thomp-
son, both of Oklahoma City; four 
grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and several nieces 
and nephews.
Guindol ‘Guin’ West
Guindol Faye “Guin” West, 
a longtime Seminole County 
resident, died Thursday, Feb. 
15, 2001 at her home in Semi-
nole at the age of 70.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Monday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel 
wit Rev. Carl Whitfield offici-
ating.
Burial is to be at Rest Ha-
ven Memorial Gardens and 
Mausoleum under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
West was born on Aug. 20, 
1930 in Blue Mountain, Ark. 
to Jack Sandlin and Freda 
(Smith) Sandlin.
She married Joe West on 
June 27, 1948 in Seminole.  He 
preceded her in death on Jan. 
22, 1993.
West was owner / operator 
of Treasure House Pawn Shop 
in Seminole from 1980 to 
1995.  She also worked at 
Pat’s Café.
She was a member of First 
Christian Church and a resi-
dent of Seminole County since 
1959.
In addition to her husband, 
she was preceded in death by 
her parents; a brother, J.W. 
Sandlin; and a sister, Betty 
Ward.
She is survived by two 
daughters and a son-in-law, 
Debbie and Wayne King of 
Midwest City, and Cathy Mo-
reland of Pauls Valley; five 
grandchildren and their 
spouses, Amy and Nathan Hill, 
Amanda and Stephen Lewis, 
Shannon and Robin Powers, 
Lesley King, and Brad King; 
and four great-grandchildren, 
Logan Powers, Nicole Hill, 
Ashleigh Hill, and Shawnna 
Lewis.
Barney Fixico
Graveside services for former 
Wewoka resident Barney Scipio 
Fixico were held 1 p.m. Friday, 
Feb. 16, 2001, at Oakwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home of Wewoka 
with Rev. Leon Postoak officiat-
ing.
Fixico died Wednesday, Feb. 
14, 2001 at his home in Okla-
homa City at the age of 63.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1937 
to Kelly and Lovina (Harjo) 
Fixico.
He was raised in the Wewoka 
area and attended Haskell Insti-
tute in Lawrence, Kan. and 
graduated in 1955.
After graduation, he enlisted in 
the U.S. Army and later joined 
the U.S. Air Force serving in 
Vietnam.
Following his service in Viet-
nam, he worked as a laborer for 
many years until his retirement in 
the early 1980s.
He was a member of Middle 
Creek No. 2 Church of 
Holdenville and was a member of 
the Disabled Veterans of Amer-
ica.
Fixico was preceded in death 
by his parents; one brother, Ben-
jamin Fixico; and one sister, 
Flora Emarthela.
He is survived by one sister, 
Wynema Williams of McAlester; 
one brother, Billy Fixico of 
Holdenville; and a host of nieces, 
nephews, and other relatives and 
friends.
Vernon Richards
Vernon Lowell Richards, a 
native of Maud, died Tuesday, 
Feb. 6, 2001, in Lilongwe, Ma-
lawi, Africa at the age of 63.
Richards was born Aug. 5, 
1937 in Maud to George Lester 
and Molly Mildred Richards.
Richards and his wife, Jo 
Teten Richards, were serving as 
coordinators for Oklahoma vol-
unteers in Malawi, Africa at the 
time of his death.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; a sister, Clara Ann 
Hale; and one granddaughter, Ra-
cheal Michelle Richards.
Survivors include is wife, Jo 
Teten Richards; two sons, Vernon 
Lowell Richards, Jr. and Steven 
Carl Richards; six brothers and 
sisters, Leon Richards of Hays-
ville, Kan., Randy Richards of 
Hennessey, Donna Ebers of Hen-
nessey, Elnora Williams of Te-
cumseh, Loetta Nadeau of Earls-
boro, and Linda Cliff of Modesto, 
Calif.; four grandchildren; and a 
host of nieces, nephews, other 
relatives and friends.
Orla Jones
Funeral services for former 
Seminole resident, Orla Lea 
Jones, 87, are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Saturday at Resthaven in 
Oklahoma City.
She died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 
2001, at Midwest City Regional 
Hospital.
Jones was born Sept. 15, 1913 
in Okay.
She met her husband, Thomas 
B. Jones, while both were stu-
dents at Seminole High School.  
He preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death 
was her sister Lorraine Valentine.
She is survived by two sons, 
Robert and Thomas Jones; two 
brothers, Jack and C.E. Briery; 
one sister, Velva Rogers.
Bill Heard
Bill Heard, a lifelong Seminole 
County resident, died Wednes-
day, Feb. 14, 2001 at Shawnee 
Regional Hospital at the age of 
71.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Vamoosa 
Baptist Church with Rev. Rick 
Hudson, Bro. Kenneth Romines, 
and Rev. Michael Vanlanding-
ham officiating.
Burial is to be in Lone Dove 
Cemetery east of Vamoosa under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Heard was born Oct. 8, 1929 in 
Sasakwa to James Till Heard and 
Elsie (Cooley) Heard.
He married Melva Ligon on 
Sept. 2, 1950 in Van Buren, Ark.
Heard was a roustabout and 
pumper for Chevron.  He retired 
in 1990.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army having served as a Private 
First Class from Aug. 15, 1946 to 
Dec. 10, 1947.
Heard was affiliated with 
Landmark Missionary Baptist 
Church in Konawa.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; five brothers; and one 
granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; one son, Randy Heard 
of Wolf; one daughter, Connie 
Ashby of Vamoosa; four brothers, 
Ivan and Doc Heard, both of 
Wolf, James Heard of Wewoka; 
and J.T. Heard of Vamoosa; four 
sisters, Polly Hill of Picket, Susie 
Kuestersteffen of Konawa, Fay 
Kinsey of Antlers, and May Mul-
lins of Konawa; four grandchil-
dren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Casket bearers are to be his 
nephews.
Dr. Roy King
Dr. Roy King, M.D. died 
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 in Nor-
man Regional Hospital at the age 
of 63.
Funeral services were held to-
day at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in 
Holdenville with Rev. Wade 
Burleson officiating.
Committal services are sched-
uled for 10 a.m. Friday at Fort 
Gibson national Cemetery with 
Rev. Gary Bowden officiating.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Hudson-Phillips Funeral 
Home of Holdenville.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1937 
in Muskogee to Alton D. King 
and Edna Mable (White) King.
King grew up in the oil patch 
of Barnsdall and attended school 
there.
On June 1, 1958, he married 
Beverly Cabe in Pawhuska.
King graduated from the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma Medical 
School in 1965.  He later became 
a member of the military serving 
in the U.S. Navy for two years.
From 1968 through 1974, he 
served in the U.S. Air Force and 
from 1974 through 1990, he was 
a member of the Oklahoma Army 
National Guard serving as State 
Surgeon.
King retired from his 
Holdenville medical office in 
1994, but continued to practice 
medicine in Konawa on a part-
time basis.
He was preceded in death by 
his brother, Jerry E. King.
King is survived by his wife of 
the home; two sons, Roy Daryl 
King of Shawnee, and Ronald 
David King of Stillwater; and 
four grandchildren.
Peggy Hale
Funeral services for the sister 
of a Seminole resident, Peggy 
Louise Hale, are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Friday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel with Rev. James 
Rider of Tulsa officiating.
Interment is to be in Stubble-
field Cemetery in Hughes County 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Hale died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 
2001 at Misson Hill Hospital in 
Shawnee at the age of 56.
Hale was born on Oct. 12, 
1944 in Holdenville to Bert Green 
and Mollie (Roberts) Green.
She was a homemaker and a 
home provider for the elderly.
Hale was a member of God’s 
Glory Temple in Seminole and 
TLC Mental Health Group.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; two brothers, Jan 
Green and Jimmy Green; and an 
infant brother, Buddy Green.
Hale is survived by nine chil-
dren, Penny Tipton of Paoli, Lisa 
Hale of Moore, Bart Hale of 
Holdenville, Robert Hale of 
Shawnee, Robbie Wheeler of 
Edmond, Jerry Hale of Moore, 
Terri Ring of Shawnee, Jimmy 
Hale of Shawnee, and Jamie Hale 
of Kingsville, Texas; brothers and 
sisters, Johnnie and Joe Gate-
wood, Edna Conley, and L.G. 
Green, all of Holdenville, and 
Dean and George Horn of Semi-
nole; 18 grandchildren; and many 
nieces, nephews, and family 
members.
Pall bearers are to be Burton 
Hale, Bart Hale, Robert Hale, 
Jerry Hale, Jimmy Hale, and 
Gene Harper.
Honorary bearers are Smokey 
Tipton, Hershel Ring, Kent 
Wheeler, and Michael Lawless.
The family asks that those de-
siring to make memorials do so to 
the American Diabetes Associa-
tion.
Leroy Parrish
Graveside services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Leroy 
J. Parrish are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Friday at Cummings Cemetery in 
Maud under the direction of 
Knight Funeral Home.
Rev. Carl Whitfield is to offi-
ciate the services.
Parrish died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 
2001, at Seminole Medical Center 
at the age of 75.
He was born on May 21, 1925 
in Bald Hill to Lowen Jackson 
Parrish and Ethel Maud (Cun-
ningham) Parrish.
He married Ruth Parrish on 
June 6, 1956 in Shawnee.
Parrish was of the Baptist faith 
and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  
He was retired from Gulf Oil 
Company.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; two sons, Jimmy Jor-
dan and Johnny Jordan, both of 
Maud; one daughter, Carole 
VanMeter of Ada; one brother, 
Charley Parrish of Wilson; three 
sisters, Dorothy Springer of 
Seminole, and Eldean and 
Patricia of Houston, Texas; two 
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Leslie ‘Les’ Jones
Funeral services for Leslie 
Raymond “Les” Jones, 82, are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. David Karges officiating.
Burial is to be at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
There will be a family visita-
tion on Wednesday from 6 to 8 
p.m. at Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Jones died Sunday, Feb. 11, 
2001 at his home.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1918 
in Cass City, Mich. To Frank 
Alvin Jones and Harriett H (Hen-
drick) Jones.
He moved to Seminole in 1945 
from Michigan.
Jones married Thyra Mae 
“Tommie” (Knowles) Jones on 
Aug. 28, 1946 in Seminole.  She 
preceded him in death on Dec. 
24, 1997.
He was the owner of Jones 
Jewelry in Seminole for 50 years 
and was one of Oklahoma’s last 
master watch makers.
Jones was a veteran of World 
War II having served as a Staff 
Sgt. with the U.S. Marine Corps 
from May 12, 1943 to Dec. 6, 
1945.
He was a member of United 
Presbyterian U.S.A., Veterans of 
Foreign Wars, American Legion, 
National Rifle Association, and 
Seminole Masonic Lodge.
Also preceding him in death 
was his parents and three sisters.
He is survived by his sister, 
Frances Smith of Clawson, 
Mich.; and a host of nephews, 
nieces, great-nephews, great-
nieces, and other family members 
and friends.
The family asks that those de-
siring to make memorials do so to 
the Oklahoma Medical Research 
Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th Street, 
Oklahoma City, OK  73104.
William ‘Frank’ Bussey
Funeral services for lifelong 
Maud resident William Franklin 
“Frank” Bussey are scheduled for 
2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist 
Church in Maud with Revs. Carl 
Whitfield and Glen Penze offici-
ating.
Interment is to be in Cum-
mings Cemetery in Maud under 
the direction of Knight Funeral 
Home.
Bussey died Friday, Feb. 9, 
2001 at his home in Maud at the 
age of 85.
He was born on June 10, 1915 
in Maud to George William 
Bussey and Viola (Ward) Bussey.
Bussey married Anna Lucile 
Works on Sept. 22, 1938 in 
Maud.  She preceded him in death 
on June 19, 1981.
He later married Madge Marie 
Ray on July 30, 1991 in Shawnee.
Bussey was a pipeliner for 
Stallings Construction until his 
retirement in 1975.
He was a member of First 
Baptist Church of Maud and a 
veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his first wife, 
Bussey was preceded in death by 
one son, Jim Bussey on July 3, 
1989; his parents; one sister; and 
one brother.
He is survived by his wife, 
Madge, of the home; three sons, 
Gene Bussey of Diaz, Ark., 
David Bussey of Seminole, and 
Mike Bussey of Maud; three 
daughters, Nora “Sister” Brenner 
of Kalispell, Mont., Erma Taff  
and Sandie Joplin, both of Maud; 
one brother, John Bussey of Du-
rant; four sisters, Lula Mathis of 
Wichita Falls, Texas, Alvira 
Johnson of California, Lorene 
Starkey of Konawa, and Letha 
Westmorlan of Spiro; 20 grand-
children; 29 great-grandchildren; 
two great-great-grandchildren; 
four stepsons; and one step-
daughter.
Hetti Garrett
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Hetti 
Orel (Parks) Garrett are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the 
Midway Baptist Church with 
Rev. Herb Prater officiating.
Interment is scheduled to be in 
the Oakwood Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home 
of Wewoka.
Garrett died Wednesday, Feb. 
7, 2001 in the Wewoka Nursing 
Center at the age of 86.
She was born June 30, 1914 in 
Marietta to Stanley and Leola 
(Rose) Parks.
Garrett attended Spaulding 
schools and had lived in Hughes 
and Seminole Counties all of her 
life.
She was a lifelong member of 
the Midway Baptist Church and 
was also a member of the Re-
bekah Lodge of Holdenville.
She married W.A. “Algie” 
Garrett in February 1935.  
Garrett was preceded in death 
by her husband on March 5, 
1993; her parents; two brothers; 
three sisters; and a granddaughter, 
Sheila Horton.
She is survived by one son, 
Doyle Gene Garrett of 
Holdenville; two daughters, 
Linda Carl of Electra, Texas, and 
Brenda Garrett of Wewoka; two 
sisters, Oberia Pitchlynn of We-
woka, and Ruby Robbins of Ft. 
Worth, Texas; four grandchil-
dren; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are to be Richard 
Harvill, Bill Harvill, Sam Barns, 
James Osborn, Thurman 
Pitchlynn, and Gary Pitchlynn.
Honorary pallbearers are 
Harmon Parks and Bob Bowen.
Larry Stockton
Funeral services for the father 
of a Wewoka resident were held 
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at Ro-
esch-Walker Funeral Chapel with 
Jerry Dowell officiating.
Burial followed in Dale 
Cemetery.
Stockton died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 
2001, at his McLoud home at the 
age of 74.
He was born Oct. 1, 1926 in 
Talihina to Elmer and Velma 
(Jones) Stockton.
He married Dorothy Smith on 
Nov. 12, 1949 in Ft. Smith, Ark.  
She preceded him in death on 
Feb. 13, 1995.
Stockton was a veteran of the 
U.S. Navy having served during 
World War II.
He attended Oscar Rose Col-
lege in the mid 1970s.  
Stockton worked for Okla-
homa Gas and Electric and Tinker 
Air Force Base, where he later 
became a production scheduler.
He was a member of Church of 
Christ in McLoud.
Stockton is survived by his 
daughter, Sandra King of Mul-
drow; two sons, Keith Stockton 
of Lexington, and Fred Stockton 
of Wewoka; a brother, Kenneth 
Stockton of Purcell; four sisters, 
Blanche Cooper and Loretta Pat-
ton, both of Dale, Shirley Semple 
of McLoud and Patsy Kensinger 
of Springfield, Mo.; eight grand-
children; and many nieces and 
nephews.
Dorothy Gilbert
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Dorothy E. Gilbert are 
scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at 
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel 
with Rev. Emmett Taylor offici-
ating.  Burial is to be in Res-
thaven Memorial Park.
She died Monday, Feb. 5, 
2001, in an Oklahoma City hos-
pital.
Gilbert was born in Seminole 
on Sept. 28, 1927 to Houston and 
Lillian Rosilee (Monday) Neale.
She was a graduate of Semi-
nole High School and a member 
of the First church of the Naza-
rene..
She married Kenneth E. 
Gilbert in November 1969 in 
Oklahoma City.
Gilbert was preceded in death 
by her parents;  and a brother, 
George M. Neale.
She is survived by her husband 
of Shawnee; two sisters, Mary 
Jane Brown and Lillian Vaughn, 
both of Oklahoma City; one 
brother, Alvin Neal of St. Joseph, 
Mo.; a stepson, Randell Gilbert of 
California; four grandchildren; 
and five great-grandchildren.
Calvin Hampton
Wewoka native Calvin E. 
Hampton of Oklahoma City died 
Jan. 29, 2001 at the age of 76.
Funeral services were held 
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at May-
fair Church of Christ with burial 
following at Resurrection Memo-
rial Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 12, 1924 in 
Wewoka to Columbus Franklin 
and Era Mae Hampton.
Hampton was preceded in 
death by her parents, step-father, 
Clyde Widney; an infant daugh-
ter, Karen Sue, and his wife, Dee 
Hampton.
He is survived by his wife, 
Mary Hampton; one son, Kirk 
Hampton; one brother, Max 
Hampton; one stepdaughter, Pam 
Mangus; one stepson, Doug 
Bowman; two grandsons; and 
four step-grandsons.
Josephine Bradshaw
Funeral services for former 
Seminole County resident Jose-
phine Bradshaw are scheduled for 
12 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph 
Baptist Church in Wewoka with 
Rev. E.G. Bert officiating.
Interment is to be at Westwood 
Cemetery in Wewoka under the 
direction of Myers Mortuary.
She died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 
in Los Angeles, Calif. at the age 
of 88.
She was a retired domestic 
worker and was affiliated with 
Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church 
in Los Angeles.
Bradshaw was born Oct. 7, 
1912 to Alec Davis and Martha J. 
Jackson.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, Albert Bradshaw; 
her parents; two brothers; and 
three sisters.
Bradshaw is survived by two 
brothers, Rev. A.D. Jackson of 
Tulsa, and Rev. Aaron Jackson of 
Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, 
Fannie Thompson of Wewoka, 
and Roselma Figures of Los An-
geles, Calif.
Euell Dyer
Former Wewoka resident Euell 
Wayne Dyer of Edmond died 
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 in the 
V.A. Medical Center in Norman 
at the age of 82.
Funeral services were held 
Tuesday at the Church of Christ 
with internment at Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
He was born on May 14, 1918 
in Murray, Ky.
Dyer was raised in the Murray 
area and attended Faxon School 
in Calloway County after gradua-
tion.  He attended college at 
Lexington for three years.
He entered into the Army Air 
Corps on Nov. 23, 1943 and 
served as a pilot during World 
War II.  He was later discharged 
on Jan. 19, 1945.
Dyer graduated from Murray 
State University with an agricul-
ture teaching degree.  He was 
with the first group to bring fes-
cue to Oklahoma.
He later founded Cadco Alu-
minum Seamless Siding Com-
pany with his partner, Gene Cole 
in Great Falls, Va.
Dyer was a member of the 
Great Falls Church of Christ and 
served as a Missionary to India in 
1983.  He preached three sermons 
daily and baptized in Bush 
County at night.
He retired in 1984 from Cadco 
and moved to Oklahoma.
Dyer is survived by his wife, 
Alta Dyer, of the home; three 
sons, Jerry Wayne Dyer of 
Fairborn, Ohio, and Kenneth Dale 
Dyer and Thomas Carroll Dyer, 
both of Sterling, Va.; one daugh-
ter, Sharon Kay Taylor of North 
Liberty, Iowa; five sisters, Ruby 
Herndon and Sadie Ragsdale, 
both of Murray, Ky., Linda Drake 
of Florida, and Hazel Berkley and 
Rose Coleman, both of Dallas, 
Texas; one brother, Don Dyer of 
Parris, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Walter Lena
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Walter 
“Knock-Knee” Lena are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Sand 
Creek Baptist Church with Revs. 
Houston Tiger and Bill Barnett 
officiating.
Burial is to be at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Wake services are set for 6:30 
p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel.
Lena will lie in state at 
Swearingen Funeral Home until 4 
p.m. Friday at which time he will 
be moved to Sand Creek Baptist 
Church.
He died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 
at Shawnee Care Center at the 
age of 81.
Lena was born on Dec. 24, 
1919 to Lillie Lena and Lucy 
(Reed) Lena.
He was a welder for Hilde-
brand and Son until his retirement 
in 1982.
Lena was preceded in death by 
his parents; one brother, Newman 
Lena; one sister, Marie Long; and 
one granddaughter, Anna Marie 
Lena.
He is survived by his wife, 
Stella (Barnett) Lena of the home; 
five sons, Louie Lena of Okla-
homa City, Dean Lena of Mid-
west City, Leon Lena of Phoenix, 
Ariz., Benny Lena and Mark 
Lena, both of Shawnee, and Tony 
Lens; three daughters, Shirley 
McBride of Muskogee, Linda 
Lena of New Lima, and Kahlee-
tah Williams of Seminole.
Other survivors include two 
brothers, Pete Lena of Wewoka, 
and Russell Valedez of Oklahoma 
City; five sisters, Irene Freeman 
of Tulsa, Eula Mae Robinson of 
Holdenville, Mabel Ward of 
Seminole, Freddie Lena of We-
woka, and Peggy Mahoney of 
Oklahoma City; 27 grandchildren 
and 16 great-grandchildren.
Debra Reed
Funeral services for Debra 
Lynn Carter Reed are sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Friday at 
Galilee Baptist Temple of 
Praise and Worship, 338 Rus-
sell Avenue in Seminole with 
Rev. Earlis G. Bert officiating 
and Rev. Clive Cochran, Sr. 
assisting.
Interment is to follow at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens 
under the direction of Myers 
Mortuary of Wewoka.
She died Friday, Feb. 2, 
2001 at the age of 45 years.
Reed was born on May 29, 
1955 in Seminole.  She was 
the third child of Elfreeda 
Carter and Willie Carter, Sr.
She received her education 
from the Lima Elementary 
Public School and graduated 
from New Lima High School 
in 1973.
After graduating from high 
school, she was employed with 
Blue Bell (Wrangler) in Semi-
nole for over five years. At the 
time of her death, she had been 
employed by General Motors 
in Oklahoma City for over 21 
years.
She was united in marriage 
to Robert Reed on April 25, 
1987.  Through that union was 
born Robert Lorenzo Reed on 
July 5, 1990 and Roberta 
Lorraine Reed on May 25, 
1992.
Several months ago, she 
was united with the Ethopian 
Reformed Copic Church of 
Christ where she celebrated 
her life with God while hap-
pily celebrating the Sabbath 
day.
Debra knew that the safest 
place to be was in the will of 
the Most High.  She chartered 
her course and set sail.
Debra was baptized in the 
Messiah’s name in Holiness 
and returned to the spiritual 
teachings of her youth.
A beloved mother, daugh-
ter, sister, aunt, niece, and 
friend, she sought truth and 
found her place in this Uni-
verse.
She was preceded in death 
by her father.
Debra is survived by her 
two children, Robert Reed and 
Roberta Reed, both of Semi-
nole; her mother, Elfreeda 
Carter of Seminole; three 
brothers, Willie Carter, Jr. of 
Seminole, Roger Carter of 
Wichita, Kan., and Irvin Carter 
of Seminole; seven sisters, 
Kaye Yarbrough of Colonial 
Heights, Va., Rebecca Brown 
and Iva Carter, both of Semi-
nole, Ethel Thomas of Okla-
homa City, Dolores Pittman of 
Tampa, Fla., LaDonna Carter 
of Oklahoma City, and Roberts 
Phillips of Seminole.
Other survivors include her 
uncles and aunts, Geraldine 
Island and husband, Woordow 
of Seminole, James Hill of 
Oklahoma City, Blanton Henry 
Hill, Jr. of Seminole, Thelma-
rie Hill of Oklahoma City, and 
Joe Andrews of Los Angeles, 
Calif.; nephews and nieces, 
Brian, Broc, Karla, 
Vashawnda, Bruce, and 
Jerome Carter, Christopher, 
Rachel, Whitney, Jacqueline, 
Brianna, Lori, Kaylyn, Char-
les, and Abram Thomas, 
Alexis, Zarria, and Terry Phil-
lips, Earl “EJ” Yarbrough, and 
Gabriel Pittman; and a host of 
in-laws, grand nieces and 
nephews, cousins, other rela-
tives and many, many friends.
Pallbearers are listed as 
William Brian Carter, Carey 
Broc Carter, Glenn “Cece” 
Price, Ollie Edwards, Tommy 
Brown, Charles Pittman, and 
Teddy D. Phillips, Sr.
J.R. Edney
Funeral services with military 
honors for Seminole native, J.R. 
Edney, 72, were held Tuesday at 
Riverview Baptist Church in 
Bixby with Pastor Phil Sallee of-
ficiating.
Interment followed the serv-
ices at Bixby Cemetery under the 
direction of Leonard and Marker 
Funeral Home of Bixby.
He died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 in 
Tulsa.
Edney was born on Aug. 3, 
1928 in Seminole to Noel Newton 
and Lela Fern (Irish) Edney.
He married Mildred R. Floyd 
on Dec. 31, 1948 in Ada.
Edney lived in many different 
communities during his life.  As a 
young man, he lived in Okmul-
gee.
He was pound to have served 
his country in the U.S. Navy as a 
Seabee during World War II and 
later during the Korean Conflict.  
He spent three years living in 
Hawaii during this time.
Edney later moved to Kansas 
City where he spent 17 years liv-
ing and working as a printing 
pressman.
He took a break of about a 
year and lived in the Grand Lake 
area where he did a lot of fishing 
an noodling for catfish.
Edney then moved to Shawnee 
where he worked again as a 
pressman.  He then became inter-
ested in property management 
and real estate and was active in 
both at Yukon and Fayetteville, 
Ark. before retiring in 1996 and 
moving to Glenpool to be near his 
family.
He was a member of the Bap-
tist Church and Masonic Lodge.
He is remembered as an in-
credible handyman that loved 
fishing and noodling, gardening 
and being around people.
Edney was preceded in death 
by his parents; two brothers, 
Wayne and Junior Edney; and 
one sister, Wanda McKee.
He is survived by his wife; two 
daughters, Patricia Clay and 
Janine Mendoza, both of Bixby; 
one son, Jerry Robert Edney of 
Olathe, Kan.; two sisters, Violet 
Jones of San Diego, Calif., and 
Pauline Cook of Midwest City; 
nine grandchildren; one great-
grandson; and several nieces, 
nephews, and other relatives and 
friends.
Casket bearers include Chris 
Clay, John Adams, Jim Lyons, 
Bobby McNair, Ken Kemp, Vic-
tor Mendoza, Jr., Barry Trout-
man, and Casey Roberts.  Mili-
tary honors are courtesy of Glen-
pool V.F.W. Post #1327.
Alma Ham
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole resident Alma Ham are 
scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday 
at Swearingen Funeral Chapel 
with Revs. Nathan Malone and 
Doyle Gadberry officiating.
Burial is to be at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Ham died Monday, Feb. 5, 
2001 at Pioneer Nursing Home at 
the age of 96.
Ham was born Sept. 18, 1904 
in Maud to Henry Sherman Hop-
son and Lou (Northcott) Hopson.
She married Jim Brown on 
July 1, 1922.  He preceded her in 
death on Feb. 17, 1974.  She then 
married M.B. Ham in 1982 who 
preceded her in death in 1991.
Ham was a homemaker and a 
member of Bethel Pentecostal 
Holiness Church.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents; and several broth-
ers and sisters.
Ham is survived by her sister, 
Dessie Hopson of Seminole; and 
several nieces and nephews.
Ivan Mendinghall
Graveside services for Semi-
nole resident Ivan Ray Mending-
hall were held Saturday at Hen-
nepin Cemetery with Rev. Gary 
Anderson officiating.
He died Thursday, Feb. 1, 
2001 at Purcell Hospital at the 
age of 61.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1939 
in Yale to Otto and Bessie (Ten-
nell) Mendinghall.
He was a veteran of the U.S. 
Navy.
Mendinghall was preceded in 
death by his father; and one 
brother, Ronnie Mendinghall.
He is survived by his mother, 
Bessie Jones of Davis; his wife, 
Judy Mendinghall of Norman; six 
sisters, Evelyn Sue Smith of 
Seminole, Patricia Climer of 
Wewoka, Sandra Johnson of 
Oklahoma City, Jackie Edmond-
son of Davis, Ladonna Presgrove 
of Davis, and Sheila Brubaker of 
Davis.
Also surviving him are three 
brothers, John Mendinghall of 
Bowlegs, James Mendinghall of 
Duncan, and Warren Alan 
Mendinghall of Davis; one 
daughter, Rhawni Mendinghall of 
Albuquerque, N.M.; four sons, 
Scott, Steve, Michael, and Robbie 
Mendinghall; and several grand-
children.
Pallbearers were his brothers 
and nephews.
Eula Floyd
Eula Floyd died Sunday, Feb. 
4, 2001 at Pioneer Nursing Home 
in Seminole at the age of 93.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Thursday at Swearin-
gen Funeral Chapel with Rev. 
Doyle Long officiating.
Interment is to be at Rest Ha-
ven Memorial Gardens in Semi-
nole under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She was born on July 19, 1907 
in Earlsboro to Job and Lula Bat-
tle.
She married Lonnie Floyd and 
was a housekeeper and evangel-
ist.
Floyd was affiliated with the 
Church of the Living God.
She loved to travel and work in 
her garden.
Floyd was preceded in death 
by her parents; her husband; one 
son, McCoy Battle; and one 
grandson, Mack Ernest Battle.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter-in-law, Leslie Battle of Semi-
nole; four grandchildren; five 
great-grandchildren; several 
great-great-grandchildren; and a 
host of nieces and nephews.
Casket bearers are listed as 
Robert Foxx, Alonzo Newton, Ja-
son Shannon, Marvin Keesee.  
Acknowledgements are to be 
given by Willie Mae Saunders.
Lillie Harjo
Funeral services for Wewoka 
resident Lillie May “Curly” 
Walters Harjo were held Tuesday, 
Feb. 6, 2001 at Rock Springs 
Baptist Church in Sasakwa.  
Revs. Houston Tiger and Franklin 
Harjo officiated the services.
Interment followed at the 
Goate Family Cemetery in We-
woka under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
She died Saturday, Feb. 3, 
2001 at Baptist Integris Hospital 
in Oklahoma City at the age of 
58.
Harjo was born on Sept. 14, 
1942 in Talahina to Frank Wal-
ters, Sr. and Susie (Leitka) Wal-
ters.
She was raised in Seminole 
and Hughes County areas where 
she attended Benidick schools.
Pastor T.J. Fixico baptized her 
on Sept. 1, 1996.  She later joined 
Rock Springs Baptist Church on 
Nov. 24, 1997 and became a 
Women’s Leader on April 31, 
1999.
She made her residence in 
Wewoka where she married 
Richard Harjo.  He preceded her 
in death on Jan. 30, 2001.
Also preceding her in death 
were her father in 1984; two 
brothers, Rusty Walters in 1985, 
and Apler (Habon) Walters in 
1999; one grandson, Sims Coun-
try Hicks; and one great-
grandson, Avery Dewayne Harjo.
She is survived by her mother 
of the home; four daughters, 
Sharon Hicks, Rebecca Fleming, 
Shelia Leitka and Cassandra 
Harjo, all of Wewoka; three sons, 
Simon Larney of Bowlegs, Roy 
Larney of Oklahoma City, and 
Thomas Harjo, Jr. of Wewoka; 
two sisters, Betsy Harjo and 
Vivian Washington, both of We-
woka; six brothers, Oscar Walters 
of Okemah, Leo Tiger of Semi-
nole, Leon McPerryman of 
Cromwell, Louis Walters of Hay-
donville, Frank Walters of 
Holdenville, and Jessie Long of 
Holdenville; 21 grandchildren; 
seven great-grandchildren; and a 
host of other relatives and many 
friends.
Wake services were held Sun-
day, Feb. 4, 2001 At the Stout 
Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers were Greg Poafpy-
bitty, Bill Spain, Ernie McPerry-
man, Leon Bruner, Leo Tiger II, 
Toby Hulbutta, Eric Thlocco, and 
Wilson Tiger.
All of her grandchildren served 
as honorary pallbearers.
Evelyn Elliott
Funeral services for longtime 
Seminole County resident Evelyn 
Z. Elliott are scheduled for 11 
a.m. Monday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel with Rev. Jason 
Yarbrough officiating.
Burial is to be at Oakwood 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Elliott died Friday, Feb. 2, 
2001 at Presbyterian Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 66.
She was born on Aug. 12, 
1934 to Shird Merriman and Lucy 
Pearl (Winkle) Merriman.
Elliott was a homemaker and 
worked at Wal-Mart for 10 years 
before retiring in 1994.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; one infant daughter; 
one sister, Dorothy Johnston; one 
brother, Carl Lee Merriman; and 
one infant brother.
Elliott is survived by five sons, 
Gary Elliott and Kenny Elliott, 
both of Seminole, Darrell Elliott 
of Konawa, Larry Elliott of 
Weatherford, and Donny Elliott 
of Flowermound, Texas; one 
daughter, Peggy Roulston of 
Shawnee; four brothers, Arlin 
Merriman of Yakima, Wash., 
Wayne Merriman of Calif., Gene 
Merriman of Las Vegas, Nev., 
and Dean Merriman of Oak 
View, Calif.; four sisters, Claretta 
Norman of Konawa, Vada Nor-
man of Seminole, Mildred Lan-
caster of Sasakwa, and Elva 
Phillps of Seminole.
Other survivors include nine 
grandchildren, Amy Elmore, 
Gary Elliott, Jeremy Elliott, 
Derek Elliott, Chance Elliott, 
Kendra Elliott, Zachary Elliott, 
Shannon Elliott, and Griffin 
Elliott; one great-granddaughter, 
Alissa Elliott; and a host of other 
family and friends.
Casket bearers are to be Amy 
Elmore, Gary Elliott, Jeremy 
Elliott, Derek Elliott, Chance 
Elliott, and Kendra Elliott.
Honorary bearers are Zachary 
Elliott, Shannon Elliott, Griffin 
Elliott, and Alissa Elliott.
Edith Kathleen Howell
Edith Kathleen Howell, 
longtime Seminole resident, 
died Friday at a Tulsa Hospi-
tal.
She was born April 19, 
1918, near Golden, Oklahoma, 
to Toy and Ninevah (Edwards) 
Standridge and was married to 
John Howell on December 24, 
1933.
The Howells managed 
Seminole Municipal Airport 
from 1966 through 1989.  The 
Mayor declared December 14, 
1989 as “John and Edith How-
ell Day” in Seminole to com-
memorate their retirement.  
Mrs. Howell has lived in Tulsa 
for the past several years.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents; and her hus-
band John, who died on May 
29, 1991.
Survivors include her son, 
Jerry Howell of Tulsa; a 
grandson, Doug of Toronto, 
Canada; and three sisters, 
Madge Fite of Marietta, Geor-
gia, Juanita Gore of Mena, Ar-
kansas, and Beatrice Pool of 
Danville, Arkansas.
Graveside services are 
scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens 
in Seminole.  Rev. Robert 
Cocke will officiate at the 
service.  Arrangements are un-
der the direction of Swearin-
gen Funeral Home.
Ila Dixson
Funeral services for the mother 
of a Maud resident, Ila Dixson of 
Shawnee, are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Monday at First Church of 
God in Tecumseh with Robert 
Westfall and Ervin Anderson of-
ficiating.
Burial is to be a t Tecumseh 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Cooper Funeral Home of Tecum-
seh.
She died Thursday, Feb. 1, 
2001 in Shawnee at the age of 97.
Dixson was born on Dec. 14, 
1093 in Francis to Irwin Willis 
Jones and Mattie Clementine 
(Cunningham) Jones.
She married Leonard F. Dix-
son on April 20, 1919 in Maud.  
He preceded her in death on Dec. 
19, 1967.
Dixson was the former Harjo 
postmistress and in the 1930s re-
ported the Tecumseh news to the 
Shawnee News-Star.
She had also worked on the 
family farm and for Up-to-Date 
Laundry.
Dixson was a member of the 
First Church of God in Tecumseh 
and lived the majority of her life 
in Pottawatomie County.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents; two sons, Willis 
Dixson and Elbert Dixson, and 
three sisters, Ruby, Opal and 
Oletha.
Dixson is survived by her 
daughter, Thelma Hudlow of 
Oklahoma City; one son, Mar-
shall Dixson of Maud; seven 
grandchildren; 15 great-grand-
children; five great-great-grand-
children; and numerous other 
relatives and friends.
Arnetta Ellis
Funeral services for the sister 
of Wewoka residents, Arnetta 
(Jones) Emhoolah Ellis of Che-
cotah, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Monday at the Seminole Baptist 
Church in Vamoosa with Revs. 
Alex Burgess, Leon Postoak and 
Robin Tiger officiating.
Wake services were held Sat-
urday evening at Stout Chapel.  
She is to be taken to the church at 
4:30 p.m. Sunday for all-night 
services.
Interment is to be in the Semi-
nole Baptist Church Cemetery 
under the direction of Stout Fu-
neral Home.
Ellis died Thursday, Feb. 1, 
2001, in the Southcrest Hospital 
in Tulsa at the age of 63.
She was born Oct. 17, 1937 in 
Ada to Jack Jones and May Bur-
gess.
She was reared in the Konawa 
area and attended Eufaula Indian 
School, Carter Seminary in Pur-
cell, and Chilocco Indian School.
Ellis married Kenneth Ellis on 
June 10, 1986 in Ft. Smith, Ark.
She had lived in Tulsa for 14 
years before moving to Oklahoma 
City in 1972.  She had lived in 
Checotah since 1992.  While in 
Oklahoma City and Tulsa, she 
had attended several business 
colleges.
Ellis retired in 1992 after 
working for Southwestern Bell 
Telephone Company for 15 years.
She was a member of the 
Seminole Baptist Church in Va-
moosa and the Communications 
Worker’s Union.
Ellis was preceded in death by 
her parents; her step mother, 
Pricilla Jones; and two brothers, 
Jack W. Jones Jr., and Jody 
Jones.
She is survived by her husband 
of Checotah; five children, Rayna 
Old Bull of Bemidji, Minn., Don-
nia Antuna of Grand Prairie, 
Texas, Mark Ellis, Kim Ellis, and 
Jennifer Coon, all of Tulsa; six 
grandchildren; one great-grand-
son; and four sisters, Mary 
Franks, and Jenny Jones, both of 
Wewoka, Armetta Jones and 
Jeanese Jones, both of Oklahoma 
City.
Serving as pallbearers are Ja-
son Smith, Jadrien Antuna, Mark 
Ellis, Osceola York, Gerald 
Wheeler, and Ricky Bemo.
Honorary bearers will be Paul 
Wheeler, Leroy Cass, and An-
drew Grimm.
Rev. Jackson Deere
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Jackson E. Deere are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day at the Hitchita Methodist 
Church in Seminole.
Internment is to follow in 
Tulsa under the direction of Rose 
Hill Funeral Home of Tulsa.
Deere died Thursday, Feb. 1, 
2001 at his home in Tulsa at the 
age of 83.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1917 
in Seminole to Robert and Nicy 
Deere.
He was a veteran of World 
War having served in the U.S. 
Army airborne in Greenland.
Deere served as a Methodist 
minister following his retirement 
from the oilfield.
He was preceded in death by 
his first wife, Inez (Mitchell) 
Deere in 1985; his parents; three 
sisters, Annie Pruitt, Cindy Harjo, 
Lizzie Harjo; and three brothers, 
Sammie Deere, Jesse Deere, 
George Deer.
Deere is survived by his wife, 
Beatrice Deere, of the home; six 
sons, Larry G. Deere of Okla-
homa City, Richard Barnett, Ben 
Conred, Marty Conred, Daniel 
Wind, and Richard Barnett Jr.; 
four daughters, Luci Harjo of 
Seminole, Kathy Deere of Te-
cumseh, Joanne Gentry of 
Washington State, and Brenda 
Howell; one brother, Buster 
Deere of Seminole; 39 grandchil-
dren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are to be his grand-
sons; Keith Atkins, John Harjo, 
Forrest Atkins, Joey Harjo, Mi-
chael Harjo, Robert Deere, Jamie 
Deere.
Honorary bearers are Jeremy 
Harjo, Jack Harjo, Aaron Eustler.
Pink Huffman
Funeral services for former 
Konawa resident Pink Richard 
Huffman were held today at 
Pickard Chapel with Pastor Rider 
officiating and Pastor Brodrick 
assisting.
Burial followed at Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home of Ko-
nawa.
He died Friday, Feb. 1, 2001 at 
the age of 88.
Huffman was born on June 2, 
1912 in Searacy County, Ark. to 
Adelane and William Henry 
Huffman.
He married Myrtle (Graham) 
on Nov. 1, 1933 in Sasakwa.
Huffman was a member of the 
First Assembly of God Church.
He was a Seminole County re-
tiree and had been a Konawa 
resident until he moved to Te-
cumseh 25 years ago.
Huffman was preceded in 
death by his wife in March 1991, 
one infant son, and one daughter, 
Wanda Nadine McGinnis.
He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Linda Campbell of Bethel 
Acres, four grandchildren; three 
great-grandchildren; and four 
great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry McGin-
nis, Mike Campbell, Alan Camp-
bell, Chris Shelton, Nathan 
White, and Mac Shelton.
Charles ‘Frank’ Barr
Charles Franklin “Frank” 
Barr died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 
2001 at Norman Regional 
Hospital at the age of 70.
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Friday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel 
with Dr. Kelvin Moseley offi-
ciating.
Interment is to be in Rest 
Haven Memorial Gardens in 
Seminole under the direction 
of Swearingen Funeral Home.
He was born on March 27, 
1930 in Aimwell, La. to Mar-
ion Franklin Barr and Bertha 
Leona (Crain) Barr and grew 
up in Overton, Texas.
Barr married Mary Jo 
Charles on March 24, 1955 in 
Tyler, Texas.
He was a Staff Sgt. in the 
U.S. Air Force and veteran of 
the Korean War having served 
from Jan. 6, 1951 to Nov. 22, 
1964. 
Following his military 
service, Barr worked as an oil 
well supply manager for Con-
tinental Emsco for 31 years.  
He retired in 1995.
He moved to Seminole from 
Cushing in 1970.
Barr was a member of the 
Calvary Baptist Church in 
Lindsey, a former member of 
the Elks Lodge, and a charter 
member of the Seminole Bass 
Club.
He was preceded in death 
by his parents; and a sister 
Virginia Archer.
Barr is survived by his wife, 
Mary Jo Barr of the home; one 
son and daughter-in-law, Brian 
and Kaye Lynn Barr of Hous-
ton, Texas; two grandchildren, 
Robert Franklin Barr and 
Courtney Leigh Foerster and 
her husband Rick Foerster of 
Houston, Texas; and a great-
grandson, Tyler Layne Foer-
ster also of Houston.
Pallbearers are listed as 
Greg Adams, Frank Carpenter, 
Buster Wilcox, Dennis Ro-
esler, Phil Ryan and Rick 
Withrow.
Honorary bearers are to be 
the members of the Seminole 
Bass Club.
Margaret ‘Pat’ Onstott
Margaret Izell “Pat” Garner 
Onstott died Saturday, Jan. 27, 
2001 at her home in Seminole at 
the age of 77.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rusty Dawson officiating.
Interment is to be at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She was born April 12, 1923 in 
Asher to L.A. Farley and Forence 
May (Robertson) Farley.
Onstott married Loyde Daniel 
Garner in on Dec. 25, 1940 in Oil 
Center.  He preceded her in death 
on May 23, 1972.
She met Ray Onstott in May of 
1974 and they had been compan-
ions until her death.
Onstott was a member of the 
Church of Christ and a home-
maker.
She will be missed by all who 
knew her and loved her.
In addition to her husband, she 
was preceded in death by  one 
son, eight sisters, and one brother.
She is survived by her com-
panion of the home; two grand-
children; three great-
grandchildren; two stepsons; two 
stepdaughters; 10 step grandchil-
dren; and several nieces and 
nephews.
 Pallbearers are listed as Garry 
Davis, Tommy Davis, Charles 
Cook, Terry Cook, Randy Vogan 
and Tommy Sanders.
Honorary bearers are Timmy 
Davis, David Cook, and Charles 
Cook, Jr.
Marshall Pipkin
Funeral services for Little na-
tive Marshall Woodrow Pipkin, 
84, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Wednesday at Swearingen Fu-
neral Chapel with Rev. David 
Karges officiating.
Burial with military honors 
will follow at Little Cemetery un-
der the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Pipkin died Sunday, Jan. 28, 
2001 at Seminole Medical Center.
He was born on Oct. 19, 1916 
in Little to James L. Pipkin and 
Blanche Vera (Dunaway) Pipkin.
He married Mildred Spurlock 
on June 6, 1940 in Norman.
Pipkin received his law degree 
for the University of Oklahoma 
and was a member of the Okla-
homa Bar Association and OU 
Fraternity Phi Kappa Alpha.
During World War II, Pipkin 
served in the US Navy as a Yeo-
man Second Class.
He was professor of training 
and education at Keesler Air 
Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. until 
his retirement in 1985.
Pipkin was preceded in death 
by his wife on Jan. 12, 1994; two 
brothers, Jim Pipkin and Wade 
Pipkin; and two sisters, Jerva An-
derson and Ruth Roberts.
He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Marsha Everett of Memphis, 
Tenn. and Merilee Pipkin of 
Seminole; one sister, Frances 
Higgins of Norman; two grand-
children; and two great-
grandchildren.
Marie Helling
Funeral services for Marie M. 
Presley Helling of Seminole are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Rev. Steve Cline officiating.
Interment is to follow at Maple 
Grove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Helling died Thursday, Jan. 
25, 2001 at Seminole Estates 
Nursing Home at the age of 85.
She was born on July 25, 1915 
in Leonard, Ark. to Hugh and 
Lottie Williams.
Helling moved to Seminole 
from Bruner, Ark. in 1931.
She married Cecil Helling on 
April 9, 1955 in Seminole.
Helling was a waitress at Pat’s 
Café for approximately five years 
and worked as a clerk at United 
Market for several years as well.
She owned a restaurant in 
1947 for several years.
Helling attended Old Glory 
Assembly of God Church and 
enjoyed quilting.  She made over 
200 quilts during her life.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; and her first husband, 
Clifford Presley in September 
1945.
Helling is survived by her hus-
band of Seminole; two sons, Fred 
Presley of Seminole, and Gene 
Presley of Edmond; two sisters, 
Myrtle Chambers and Lena 
Chambers, both of Eloy, Ariz.; 
three brothers, Earl Williams of 
Stockton, Calif., Carl Williams of 
Snowflake, Ariz., and James 
Williams of Dardanelle, Ark.; 
five grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are listed as Leon 
Short, Harold Presley, Bob 
Presley, Steve Parks, Tony 
Presley and Noble Hays.
Honorary bearer is Gib Foster.
Betty Jones
Graveside services for We-
woka native and former Crom-
well resident Betty Jane Jones are 
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at 
Little Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home of 
Wewoka.
She died Monday, Jan. 22, 
2001 in Pearland, Texas at the 
age of 51.
Jones was born Nov. 21, 1949 
in Wewoka to Loyd and Velma 
Morgan.
She was reared in Cromwell 
where she attended school.  Her 
father was a former mayor of 
Cromwell.
Jones was a member of 
Sagemont Church for over 25 
years.
A Celebration of Life service 
was held Thursday in Pearland 
under the direction of South Park 
Funeral Home.
Jones was preceded in death 
by her parents; and a sister, Carol 
Gibbs.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Stanley Jones; a son, Kerry 
Alan Jones; four sisters, Louise 
Morgan,LaDean Lasiter, Naomi 
O’Donnell, and Leann Morgan of 
Seminole; and one brother, Albert 
Morgan.
The family asks that those de-
siring to make memorials to do so 
to the Crisis Pregnancy Center, 
1028 Edgebrook, Houston, Texas 
77034.
Ollie Banks
Funeral services for Cromwell 
area resident Ollie Olivia (King) 
Banks are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Saturday at Amos Temple Meth-
odist Church in Boley. 
Burial is to be at the Banks 
Family Cemetery under the di-
rection of Keller Funeral Chapel 
in Boley.
She married Forrest Banks 
who preceded her in death.
Eva Lewis
Funeral services for longtime 
Konawa resident Eva Griffith 
Lewis are scheduled for 11 a.m. 
Thursday at Pickard Chapel in 
Konawa with Rev. Charlie Hen-
thorn officiating.
Burial is to follow at Vamoosa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home of Ko-
nawa.
Lewis died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 
2001, at the age of 88.
She was born on July 28, 1912 
in Fox, Ark. to Betty (Branscum) 
and Alanthey Griffith.
Lewis was a housewife and 
provider for 20 years who lived in 
the Konawa area since 1925.
She was a member of the First 
Baptist Church of Konawa.
Lewis was preceded in death 
by one son, Henry Harms on Jan. 
30, 1997.
She is survived by three nieces 
and one nephew.
Iris McClead
Funeral services for Iris (Ter-
hune) McClead, 90, were held 
Tuesday at Pentecostal Holiness 
Church with Rev. Claude Graham 
officiating.
Interment followed at 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Hudson-Phillips Fu-
neral Home of Holdenville.
McClead was born on Dec. 15, 
1910 in Wells County, Indiana to 
Issac and Myra (Helton) Terhune.
She was reared in the Turley 
area and she also attended Turley 
schools where she later gradu-
ated.
She married Harold McClead 
on Aug. 20, 1929.
She was a mother, housewife, 
and a homemaker.
McClead was preceded in 
death by her husband in 1980; her 
parents; four brothers; and one 
sister.
She is survived by one son; 
Jody McClead of Seoul, South 
Korea; five daughters, Claradean 
Doolen of Konawa, Carol 
Harrison of Sasakwa, Arlene 
Mathews of Konawa, Mary Ken-
nedy Fleming of Apache, Joy 
McClead of Holdenville; one 
sister Lola Cranor of Bartlesville; 
seven grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren; and a host of 
nieces, nephews, and other rela-
tives and friends.
Myrtle Scott
Longtime Seminole County 
resident, Myrtle Adkins Scott, 
died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at 
Seminole Estates Nursing Home 
at the age of 88.
Graveside services were held 
Monday at Holdenville Cemetery 
with Rev. David Karges presiding 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
Scott was born Sept. 28, 1912 
in Holdenville to Eugene Darcus 
Williams and John Emma 
(McGuire) Williams.
She married Obie F. Scott on 
Dec. 23, 1938 in Wewoka.  He 
preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 
2000.
She was a beauty operator in 
Seminole County for many years.
Scott was a member of the 
First United Methodist Church in 
Seminole and an active partici-
pant in the Heritage House Senior 
Citizens Center.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents.
Scott is survived by two neph-
ews, Billy Owen Scott and Char-
les Scott; and two nieces, Judy 
Harrison of Collinsville, and 
Frankie Smith of Katy, Texas.
Ruby Dymond
Funeral services for Wewoka 
native Ruby Rebecca Dymond, 
86, of Norman are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Thursday at Havenbrook 
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. 
John L. Roberts officiating.
Interment will be in the Nor-
man I.O.O.F. Cemetery under the 
direction of Havenbrook Funeral 
Home of Norman.
Dymond died Monday, Jan. 
22, 2001 in Norman.
She was born on June 30, 1914 
in Wewoka to James H. and Betty 
Walker Johnson.
Dymond was a tribal member 
of the Seminole Nation and 
graduated from Mekusukey Mis-
sion School.
 She married Gordon W. Dy-
mond on Jan. 20, 1932 in We-
woka.
Dymond was a member of 
Okoyohoma, a social club for 
Native American women.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband; a 
daughter, Patricia McIntosh; a 
son, Gordon W. Dymond, Jr.; 
seven brothers; and five sisters.
She is survived by her son Mi-
chael T. Dymond of Crestline, 
Calif.; her daughter, Margaret P. 
Butler of Norman; one sister, 
Beulah Marie Jones of Wewoka; 
five grandchildren and one great-
grandson.
Albert Sanderson Jr.
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Albert Sanderson, Jr., a 
resident of Shawnee, were held 
Tuesday at Pentecostal Church of 
God with Rev. Arthur Carpitcher 
officiating and Rev. Tom Bear, 
Jr. assisting.
Burial followed at High Spring 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home of Ko-
nawa.
Sanderson died Saturday, Jan. 
20, 2001 in Shawnee at the age of 
47.
He was born on June 2, 1953 
in Seminole to Rosalee and Al-
bert Sanderson.
Sanderson married Ruth Ann 
Wahpepah on May 5, 1975 at 
Shawnee.
He was a construction worker 
who lived most of his life in the 
Shawnee area.
Sanderson was preceded in 
death by his son, Chebon Jason 
Sanderson on July 22, 1995.
He is survived by his wife of 
Shawnee; five brothers, Bobby 
Sanderson of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Larry Jesse of Konawa, Edmond 
Fox of Lexington, Harold Fox of 
Shawnee, and Milo Fox of Ko-
nawa; and six sisters, Shirley 
Wagner of Browning, Mont., 
Virginia Sharver and Katie 
Isaacs, both of Konawa, Maxine 
Deere of Sasakwa, Breenda Dai-
ley of Oklahoma City and Lizzie 
Fox of Konawa.
Pallbearers were Richard 
Whitman, Legus Pickering, Red 
Ski Wahpepah, Johnson Bear, 
Chester, Frye, and Joe Dale Ne-
vaquayah.
Honorary pallbearers were 
Eugene Reynolds, Tony Dailey, 
Wallace Cully David Sharver, 
Danny Isaacs, and Billy Don 
Sanderson.
Imogene Streater
On January 21, 2001, our 
loving wife, mother and 
grandmother was called home 
to the Lord.
Ella Imogene Streater was 
born June 13, 1924 in Larned, 
Kansas to Henry Arthur and 
Eva Louise (Fountain) Mathis.
On July 1, 1939, she mar-
ried Raymond “Loyd” Streater 
in Wewoka, Oklahoma.
She was a homemaker and 
worked outside the home as 
well.
Mrs. Streater attended the 
First Assembly of God Church 
in Seminole and was a lifelong 
resident of Seminole County.
She was preceded in death 
by her parents and a grandson, 
Randall Lee Streater.
She is survived by her hus-
band of the home; two sons 
and daughters-in-law, Darrell 
& Trevia Streater of Wewoka, 
and Henry & Connie Streater 
of Ada; two daughters and a 
son-in-law, Carolyn Curry of 
Wewoka, and Bonita & Merle 
Jay of Wewoka; a brother, 
Auldie Mathews of California; 
two sisters, Henryetta Duncan 
and Mary Lou Myrick, both of 
California; an aunt, Mildred 
Nall of Wewoka; eight grand-
children, Michael Streater, 
Dewayne Streater, Ricky 
Streater, Heath Streater, 
Dathan Jay, Robin Justice, 
Denese Cheatwood, and 
Stephanie Jay; 13 great-
grandchildren, Amber, Jason, 
Justin, Dana, Brandon, 
Brooke, Blake & Jace Streater, 
Laci & Hailey Jones, Cole & 
Jordan Cheatwood, and 
Reagan Jay.
Funeral services will be 
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, 
January 24, 2001 at First As-
sembly of God Church, Pastor 
David Long officiating.
Burial will be in the Streater 
Family Cemetery.  In lieu of 
flowers, the family asks that 
donations be made to the 
Oklahoma Leukemia Society.
She so freely gave of her 
love, time, thoughts and wis-
dom of which will be greatly 
missed.  However, her memo-
ries will live on in our hearts 
forever.
Robert ‘Bob’ Hudson
Graveside services for Robert 
Harvey “Bob” Hudson are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at 
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in 
Seminole with Rev. Carl Whit-
field officiating.
Burial will be under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
Hudson died Monday, Jan. 22, 
2001 at Integris Health Nursing 
Home in Moore at the age of 81.  
He moved to Seminole from 
Oklahoma City in 1974.
He was born on July 17, 1919 
in Paris, Ark. to Elmer Harvey 
Hudson and Sarah Cora (Dalla-
hite) Hudson.
He married Doris May (Kime) 
on March 30, 1968 in Oklahoma 
City.
Hudson retired from Tinker 
Air Force Base in 1975.  He then 
went to work for Blue Bell I 
Seminole until retiring in 1980.
He was a veteran of both 
World War II and the Korean 
War having served with the U.S. 
Army.
Hudson was of the Methodist 
faith and a member of the Ameri-
can Legion.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; two brothers, John 
and Neil Hudson; and one infant 
sister.
Hudson is survived by his wife 
of the home; three daughters, 
Janice Lynch and Darlene Roo-
ney, both of More, and Nita 
Plumley of Durango, Colo.; five 
grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren. 
O.B. Hale
Funeral services for O.B. 
“Dump” Hale, 87, are scheduled 
for 1 p.m. Monday at East Oak 
Church of God in Maud with 
Revs. Odell Vandenburg and 
Wayne Taylor officiating.
Burial is to be at Cummings 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Knight Funeral Home of Maud.
Hale died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 
at Shawnee Regional Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 19, 1913 
to Lee Roy Hale and Amanda 
Ella (Layton) Hale in Pottsburg, 
Texas.
Hale married Nina Pearl 
Brooks on Jan.11, 1936 in Maud.
He retired from the “KATY” 
railroad after 41 years of service.
Hale was a member of the East 
Oak Church of God in Maud, the 
R.S.V.P., A.A.R.P., National As-
sociation of Retired Veteran Rail-
road Employees, and brotherhood 
of Maintenance of Way Employ-
ees.
He was also active at the Maud 
Senior Citizens Center.
Hale was preceded in death by 
his wife on July 9, 1993; his par-
ents; six brothers; and two sisters.
He is survived by one son, 
Charles Richard Hale of Abilene, 
Texas; two daughters, Virginia R. 
Pack of Davis, and J. Inez Bow-
ers of Maud; 12 grandchildren; 28 
great-grandchildren; 13 great-
great-grandchildren; and two 
brothers, Clayton Hale and Le-
mual Hale, both of Maud.
His grandsons will serve as 
casket bearers.
Stephen Adams
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Stephen Blake Adams are 
scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 
at Cedar Pointe Baptist Church in 
Wichita, Kan. under the direction 
of Watson Funeral Home of 
Wichita.
He died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, 
at the age of 53.
Adams was born on April 7, 
1947 in Seminole to Chester 
Elmo Adams and Oleta Mable 
(Henley) Adams.
He married Beverley Ann Ab-
bott on Sept. 30, 1978 in Ot-
tumwa, Iowa.
Adams was a senior technical 
representative for Raytheon Air-
craft.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents.
Adams is survived by his wife; 
one son, Brian Adams; one 
daughter, Amy Adams, all of 
Wichita; and two brothers, Joe 
Adams of Madisonville, Texas, 
and Bill Adams of Yukon.
The family asks that those de-
siring to make memorials to do so 
to Cedar Pointe Baptist Church 
and American Cancer Society.
Charlie Pairet
Charlie C. Pairet, a former 
longtime Konawa resident, died 
Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at Browns-
burg, Ind. at the age of 88.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace 
Community Church with Rev. 
Drew Isaacs officiating.
Interment is to be at Konawa 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Pickard Funeral Home of Ko-
nawa.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1912 
in Valania, Ark. to Georgia and 
William Monroe Pairet.
Pairet was a plumber and pipe 
fitter and a veteran of the U.S. 
Navy.
He was a member of First 
Nazarene Church and Konawa 
American Legion.
Pairet is survived by his wife, 
Wyoma Pairet of Brownsburg.; 
one daughter, Mildred Polly Wil-
liams of Brownsburg.; two grand-
children; four great-grandchild-
ren; and one great-great-grand-
child.
Walter Tigner
Funeral services for Semi-
nole County native, Walter El-
vin Tigner are scheduled for 
Saturday at Andrew Chapel 
United Methodist Church in 
Vienna Va. 
Rev. Charles Nordean of 
First United Methodist Church 
of Edmond, a longtime family 
friend, will preside over the 
services.
Tigner died Monday, Jan. 
15, 2001 in Northern Virginia 
at the age of 85.
He was born on April 4, 
1915 to Mary and John Tigner 
of Seminole County.
Tigner married Hazelle 
Konkel on Oct. 10, 1942.
He spent several years do-
ing construction work on Fed-
eral projects all over the 
United States, mostly in the 
Southwest.
The couple eventually re-
turned to Oklahoma living in 
Seminole, Oklahoma City, 
Shawnee, and Tecumseh.  
Tigner retired from Tinker 
Air Force Base in 1977.
He was a lifetime member 
of the Good Sam travel club 
and spent many years enjoying 
RV travel and camping.
A little over a year ago, they 
moved to Northern Virginia to 
be closer to their daughter’s 
family.
Tigner is survived by his 
wife of 58 years, Hazelle 
Tigner who lives in Ashburn, 
Va.; his daughter and son-in-
law, Diana and David Nor-
dean; two grandchildren; 
Wendy Nordean of Los Ange-
les; and Christopher Nordean 
of Falls Church, Va.; his sister 
and brother-in-law; Beulah and 
Calvin Grace of Seminole; his 
brother and sister-in-law, J.D. 
and Ione Tigner of Seminole; 
and a number of nieces and 
nephews.
He was preceded in death 
by his sister, Estes Tigner 
Stubbs of Seminole; and his 
brother, Charley Tigner of 
California.
Thomas Reece
Funeral services for Seminole 
native Thomas C. Reece, 63, are 
scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday in 
the Rosewood Chapel of Bran-
stetter-Merritt Funeral Home 
7720 South Pennsylvania, Okla-
homa City.
He died Thursday, Jan. 18, 
2001.
Reece was born Oct. 27, 1937 
in Seminole to Thomas and Ruby 
Nell Reece.
Reece was a regional sales rep-
resentative for Southwest Wood 
and a member of Seminole Bap-
tist Church.
He was also a member of the 
American Legion and a veteran of 
the U.S. Navy.
Reece enjoyed photography, 
roller skating, and cooking.
He is survived by his wife, 
Mary Jim Reece of the home; a 
son, Vann Reece of Moore; two 
daughters, Alison Bryan of Okla-
homa City and Laurel Baraczek 
of Chicago; his mother, Ruby 
Nell Reece of Seminole; a sister, 
Norma Van Hooser; a brother, 
Terry Reece; and six grandchil-
dren.
Violet Rose
Violet Marie Rose, a Seminole 
resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 
17, 2001 at Seminole Medical 
Center at the age of 88.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. Friday at Stout Fu-
neral Home Chapel in Wewoka 
with Rev. Meredith Robinson of-
ficiating.
Interment is to be at 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home.
Private family viewing serv-
ices are scheduled from 6:30 to 8 
p.m. tonight.
She was born on June 22, 1912 
in Ladonia, Texas to James 
Monroe and Dollie (Wilson) 
Lewis.
Rose was reared and educated 
in the Bowlegs area.
She married Arthur Richard 
Rose on Nov. 19, 1930 in We-
woka.  He preceded her in death 
in April of 1991.
Rose was a seamstress and 
worked at Tinker Field for three 
years.  She spent the remainder of 
her life as a homemaker.
Also preceding her in death 
was her parents; one brother, 
three sisters, two granddaughters, 
and two grandsons.
She is survived by three sons, 
Kenneth Wayne Rose of 
Farmington, N.M., Jeril Richard 
Rose of Wewoka, and James 
Rose of Seminole; four daughters, 
Norma Jean Gaines and Joy Ev-
ans, both of Seminole, and Patsy 
C. Brown and Sandra Kay Blev-
ins, both of Farmington, N.M.; 
one brother, W.W. Lewis of 
Madisonville, Texas; 17 grand-
children, 28 great-grandchildren; 
two great-great-grandchildren; 
and a host of nieces, nephews and 
other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are to be her 
grandsons, great-grandsons, and 
great-grandsons-in-law.
Bobbie Lasiter
Funeral services for Seminole 
resident Bobbie Marie Lasiter, 
68, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Sat-
urday at Swearingen Funeral 
Chapel with Dr. Kelvin Moseley 
officiating.
Burial is to be in Tate Moun-
tain Cemetery in Wewoka under 
the direction of Swearingen Fu-
neral Home.
Lasiter died Wednesday, Jan. 
17, 2001 at Shawnee Regional 
Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 16, 1932 
in Poteau to Robert Wallace and 
Laura Mae (Yarbrough) Wallace.
Lasiter had lived in Seminole 
for over 20 years.
She was a member of First 
Baptist Church in Seminole and 
worked as a medication nurse for 
many years.
Lasiter was preceded in death 
by her husband, Earl Lasiter; her 
parents; and two brothers.
She is survived by three sons 
Bill Beach of Cromwell, Joe 
Beach of Seminole, and Steven 
Beach of Port Orchard, Wash.; 
three sisters, Billie Whitley of 
Seminole, Shirley Lewis of Okla-
homa City, and Bonnie 
Henderson of Alabama; several 
grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, nieces, nephews 
and other family members.
Alvin ‘Ab’ Goodin
Alvin “Ab” Wesley Goodin, a 
lifelong Maud resident, died 
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001 at his 
home in Maud at the age of 64.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity 
Baptist Church of Maud with 
Revs. Carl Whitfield and Larry 
Sparks.
Burial is to follow at Cum-
mings Cemetery in Maud under 
the direction of Knight Funeral 
Home.
Goodin was born on Feb. 17, 
1936 in Maud to John Wesley 
Goodin and Vaida Florence 
(Coleman) Goodin.
He married Janetta Doris Cas-
toe on Dec. 24, 1955 in Maud.
Goodin retired in June 1999 
from Georg Fischer Disa Goff 
Corporation in Seminole.  He had 
worked for Cain’s Coffee for 
many years prior to going to work 
for Goff.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and one brother, 
Donnie Leon Goodin on Feb. 12, 
1965.
Goodin is survived by his wife 
of the home; two sons, James 
Wesley Goodin of Davis, and 
Randall Wayne Goodin of Maud; 
two daughters, Linda Kay Seeger 
of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and La-
donna Gayle Cindle of Tecum-
seh; 13 grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; three brothers, 
Alton “Bud” Goodin of East Car-
bon, Utah, Dewey Goodin of 
Maud, and Delbert Goodin of Del 
City; three sisters, Melba J. 
Brooks of Maud, Norma LaFarge 
of Loveland, Ohio, and Sue 
McCraw of Stillwater.
Casket bearers are listed as Jim 
Goodin, Wayne Goodin, Thom 
Seeger, Scott Goodin, Phillip 
Goodin, Terry Goodin, Tim Cas-
toe, and Joe Cowan.
Honorary bearers are Jackie 
Allison, Seth Hensley, Dee 
Coleman, Tom Clark, Joe Houck, 
Leroy Goodnight, Jon Griffin, 
George Dees.
Augusta Parr
Memorial services for Augusta 
“Gussie” Parr are scheduled for 
10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Epis-
copal Church at 5201 N. 
Brookline in Oklahoma City.
Interment is to be at 4 p.m. 
Friday at City Cemetery in Gran-
ite under the direction of Peoples 
Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
Parr died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 
2001.
She was born in Butner on 
May 26, 1910 to James and 
Maggie Dyer.
Parr graduated from Cromwell 
High School and Blackwood 
Business College.
She was secretary to Gen. Key 
of the Works Progress Admini-
stration in the 1930s when she 
met her future husband.
She married Ray Parr, long-
time reporter and columnist for 
the Daily Oklahoman, on Nov. 
20,1936.
Parr is survived by her son, 
Mike Parr of Oklahoma City; one 
grandson; one sibling, Nolen 
Dyer of Ada; and many nieces 
and nephews.
The family asks that those de-
siring to do so may make dona-
tions to the Oklahoma Medical 
Research Foundation.
 
Virgie Foreman
Graveside services for long-
time Seminole resident Virgie 
Naomi (Coker) Foreman, 90, 
were held Wednesday at Res-
thaven Cemetery in Shawnee un-
der the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
The services were officiated by 
Rusty Dawson.
Foreman died Monday, Jan. 
15, 2001 at Seminole Estates 
Nursing Home.
She was born on March 27, 
1910 in Knoxville, Tenn. to Thi-
mothy Otis Coker and Kizzie 
(Dunn) Coker.
She married Thomas J. Fore-
man on Feb. 6, 1943 in Wewoka.
The couple moved from Ada 
to Seminole in 1946.
Foreman owned Virgie’s Kof-
fee Cup in Seminole.
She was a member of the 
Church of Christ in Seminole and 
the Rebekah Lodge of Seminole.
Foreman was preceded in 
death by her parents; her husband 
on Sept. 21, 1978; and a grand-
son, Tommy Eugene Manuel on 
Jan. 22, 1979.
She is survived by one son, 
John R. Fennell of Seminole; four 
daughters, Mary Ann Manuel of 
Ada, Naomi Danhaus of Corpus 
Christi, Texas, Rose Lee Bolen of 
Ft. Worth, Texas, and Hellen Jo 
Earl of Lubbock, Texas; eight 
grandchildren; 17 great-
grandchildren; and five great-
great-grandchildren.
Olin Grizzle
Memorial services for Sa-
sakwa native Olin E. Grizzle are 
scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, 
Jan. 27 at Antioch Christian 
Church in Oklahoma City.
Grizzle died Saturday, Jan. 6, 
2001 in Independence, Mo. at the 
age of 57.
He was born in Sasakwa on 
Oct. 21, 1943 to Alfred and Sallie 
S. Grizzle and attended high 
school in Moore.
Grizzle was a veteran of the 
Vietnam War having served with 
the U.S. Air Force.
He was a long-haul truck 
driver by profession.
Grizzle is survived by his fa-
ther of Sherman, Texas; his 
mother and stepfather, Sallie and 
Paul Bradley of Oklahoma City; 
one daughter, Tanya Davis of 
Grand Prairie, Texas; one son, 
Devlin (Grizzle) Pierce of Black-
hawk, S.D.; four sisters, Mildred 
Parker of Sherman, Texas, Lynda 
Parker of Oklahoma City, Lana 
Williams of Garden Grove, Calif., 
and Wilma Layne of Oklahoma 
City; one brother, Melvin Grizzle 
of Salinas, Calif.; four grandchil-
dren; and numerous relatives and 
friends.
Jimmie Carter
Funeral services for Seminole 
County native Jimmie Lee 
“Fudge” Carter, 78, are scheduled 
for 1 p.m. Saturday at Galilee 
Baptist Church in Shawnee.
Burial is to be at Resthaven 
Cemetery in Shawnee under the 
direction of Keller Funeral Home 
of Wewoka. 
Carter died Monday, Jan 15, 
2001 at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital.  
He was born  April 18, 1922 in 
Seminole County.
Carter was a veteran of the 
U.S. Army having served during 
World War II.  He worked at 
Tinker Air Force Base until his 
retirement.
He had also worked with the 
Civilian Conservation Corps.
Carter was preceded in death 
by his wife, Lillie Mae (Brown) 
Carter.  
He is survived by his niece, 
Glennda Butler of Lawton.
Konawa Resident Dies 
From Traffic Injuries 
Glenn Morrow, 70, died Satur-
day, Jan. 13, 2001 as a result of 
injuries he sustained Jan. 10 in a 
two-vehicle traffic collision.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol 
reported that the accident oc-
curred west of Asher at the inter-
section of SH 39 and NS 336.
Morrow was eastbound on SH 
39 in a 1994 Chevrolet van when 
a 1988 Freightliner turned west-
bound from a northbound stop at 
NS 336.
In the van with Morrow was 
his wife, Imogene M. Morrow, 
who was also injured in the colli-
sion.
Mr. and Mrs. Morrow were 
both transported to Purcell Hos-
pital.  Mr. Morrow was then 
transferred to an Oklahoma City 
hospital with multiple injuries.
It was reported by the OHP 
that Mrs. Morrow was treated for 
mulitple injuries and later re-
leased from the Purcell facility.
According to the OHP, the 
driver of the Freightliner, Bret S. 
Taylor, 41, of Blanchard was not 
injured in the accident.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ko-
nawa High School Auditorium 
with Richard Winters officiating 
and Rev. Charlie Henthorne as-
sisting.
Burial will follow at Vamoosa 
Cemetery.
Morrow was born on Jan. 3, 
1931 in Konawa to Gladys Irene 
and Frank Elmer Morrow.
He married Sue Morrow in 
Ada on July 22, 1957.  She pre-
ceded him in death in 1988.
He then married Imogene Mor-
row on Sept. 9, 1993.  
Morrow served as Postmaster 
for the U.S. Postal Service and 
owned a used car sales dealership 
in Konawa.  He lived most of his 
life in the Konawa area.
He was a member of Church of 
Christ and was a retired volunteer 
fireman.
Morrow was a member of Ko-
nawa Chamber of Commerce, and 
a member of Konawa Lion’s 
Club.
He was preceded in death by 
his father; his first wife; and one 
grandchild, Talea Ragon.
Morrow is survived by his 
wife of the home; one daughter, 
Kara Morrow of Oklahoma City; 
his mother, Gladys Irene Morrow 
of Konawa; two stepsons, Dennis 
Mitchell of Lexington, and Doug 
Mitchell of Wilson; two step-
daughters, Jan Ragon of Norman 
and Beth Umel of Chickasha; one 
sister, Shirley Radford of Ko-
nawa; seven grandchildren; and 
many nieces, nephews and 
friends.
Pallbearers will be the Norman 
Fired Department Honor Guard.
Verlie Anderson
Funeral services for the sister 
of a Seminole resident, Verlie 
Edith Anderson, are scheduled for 
11 a.m. Wednesday at First Free 
Will Baptist Church of Ada with 
Rev. Cody Freeman officiating.
Interment is to be at Memorial 
Park Cemetery in Ada under the 
direction of Criswell Funeral 
Home of Ada.
She died Saturday, Jan. 13, 
2001 at an Ada area hospital at 
the age of 79.
Anderson was born on Feb. 3 
1921 in Ada to Virgil and Bernice 
E. (Bandy) Wilson.
She attended Byng School and 
played basketball for Bertha 
Teague from 1937-38 winning 
two state championships.
She married Leon Anderson in 
1939 in Ada and was a home-
maker.
Anderson was a member of 
First Free Will Baptist Church of 
Ada, and a member and officer of 
the Rebekah Lodge.  She was also 
a member of Epsilon Sigma Al-
pha Sorority and a bridge club.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband on Dec.26, 1968 in 
North Little Rock, Ark.’ and two 
sisters, Ruby Brandson and 
Geraldine Porter.
Anderson is survived by one 
daughter, Paula Stubblefield of 
Beaumont, Texas; four brothers, 
Leonard Wilson of Okemah, 
Herman Wilson of Seminole, 
Glenn Wilson of Oklahoma City, 
and Jerry Wilson of Fairbanks, 
Alaska; one sister, Beaulah 
Richardson of Bixby; two grand-
daughters; and one great-
granddaughter.
Pallbearers are listed as Lloyd 
Richardson, Marvin Lee, David 
Wilson, Leon Johnson, Gary 
Curry, and Earl Collings.
Everett Selby
Everett W. Selby died Satur-
day, Jan. 13, 2001 at Seminole 
Medical Center at the age of 87.
Funeral services were held 
Tuesday at the Mission Home 
Baptist Church, north of Wewoka 
with Rev. Delmar Hume offici-
ating.
Interment took place at the 
Oakwood Cemetery under the di-
rection of Stout Funeral Home of 
Wewoka.
He was born on Feb. 24, 1913 
in Hughes County to Allen Selby 
and Lillie C. Baxter.
Selby was raised in the Hughes 
and Seminole County areas.  He 
attended Sam’s School, north of 
Wewoka.
He was a member of the Mis-
sion Home Baptist Church and a 
retired rancher who loved horses 
and rodeos.
Selby married Leronie Single-
tary on July 30, 1990 in Prague.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; one daughter, Bettye 
Carol Sandstorm in January of 
1970; two brothers, Carl and Roy; 
and three sisters, Ruby, Ruth, and 
Betty June.
Selby is survived by his wife 
of the home; one son, Ross Allen 
of Duncan; and four grandchil-
dren.
Pallbearers were Judge Saw-
yer, Larry Sawyer, Dan Houser, 
Butch Houser, Glen Able, and 
Dwight Gonzales.
Honorary pallbearers were 
Clifford Houser, Olen Neill, Gene 
McKibbin, and Orvil Shepherd.
Ethel Cook
Funeral services for former 
Seminole High School English 
teacher Ethel Alleen (Sims) 
Cook, 94, were held Tuesday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Dr. Kelvin Moseley officiating.
Burial was a Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home of 
Seminole.
Cook died Saturday, Jan. 13, 
2001 at Seminole Estates Nursing 
Home in Seminole.
She was born on Oct. 16, 1906 
in Mansville to Williams S. and 
Carry G. (Stilly) Sims.
Cook moved to the Seminole 
area from Chattanooga in 1937.
She was a member of the 
Seminole First Baptist Church 
and a Sunday School teacher.
Cook taught school for 43 
years prior to her retirement.  She 
was a member of the Retired 
Teachers Organization.
She was preceded in death by 
her husband, George L. Cook, on 
April 1, 1963.
Cook is survived by two 
grandchildren and several neph-
ews and nieces.
Casket bearers were Norman 
Carpenter, Don Raney, Fred Elli-
son, Bob Lennard, Randy Allison, 
and Marry McMains.
Honorary bearers were dea-
cons of First Baptist Church of 
Seminole.
Annie Harper
Former Wewoka Daily Times 
employee Annie Lou Harper died 
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 at the age 
of 76.
A celebration of life will be 
held 10 a.m. Saturday at Bagger-
ley Funeral Home, 5708 South 
Western in Oklahoma City.
Graveside services will follow 
at 2 p.m. at Jesse Cemetery in 
Pontotoc County.
She was born July 3,1924 in 
Drumwright to James and Myrtle 
(Watson) Lowell.
Harper grew up in Asher 
where she graduated at 16 as 
valedictorian of her class.  She 
attended East Central State Uni-
versity and the University of 
Oklahoma.
She married  Everett Donald 
Harper in 1946.  
Harper worked for Tinker AFB 
during World War II, the Wewoka 
Daily Times, and Mud Control 
before helping her husband found 
and run Merchant’s Bookkeeping 
and Tax Service in 1956.
She was the first president of 
the Jaycee Janes in the mid 
1950s.  She also served as a 
leader for the Campfire Girls 
from 1959 to 1967.  Harper was 
active with the Cub Scouts and 
Little League Baseball during her 
children’s youth.
Harper is survived by her son, 
Thomas Lee Harper of Herdecke, 
Germany; her daughter, Donna 
Lou Taylor of the home; one 
granddaughter; and three great-
grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, her husband; her 
grandson, Benjamin; and sister, 
Alice Evans.
Dora Blake
Konawa native Dora Lorene 
Blake died at her home in Nor-
man on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 
at the age of 84.
Graveside services are to be at 
Wolf Cemetery at 11 am Monday 
with Harry Smith officiating.
Services will be under the di-
rection of Mayes Funeral Direc-
tors of Norman.  
Visitation is scheduled from 9 
a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and 
Sunday.
Blake was born Nov. 17, 1916 
in Konawa to William Marion 
and Lola Ann Barton.
She grew up in the Seminole ? 
Konawa area where she lived un-
til she was united in marriage to 
William H. Blake on Dec. 2, 1935 
in Snomac.
Blake lived in Oklahoma City 
for 50 years where she was a 
member of Crossroads Cathedral.  
She had lived in Norman since 
1992.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents, her husband; and a 
son, William W. Blake.
Blake is survived by one 
daughter, Nancy Coggin; five 
grandchildren; one great-
granddaughter; two step-great-
granddaughters; three sisters, 
Bertha Blake, Elva Grandstaff 
and Vera Lacefield; and a 
brother, Bill Barton.
Frank Bennett
Funeral services for Frank 
Dalton Bennett, 84, were held 
Friday at Criswell Chapel in Ada 
with Rev. Curt Bartmess offici-
ating.
Interment followed at Rose-
dale Cemetery under the direction 
of Criswell Funeral Home.
Bennett died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 
2001 at a Seminole nursing home.
He was born May 16, 1916 in 
Holdenville to Frank Bennett and 
Delia (Parker) Bennett.
Bennett lived in the Ada area 
most of his life before moving to 
Seminole.
He attended Center grade and 
high school and was a certified 
welder and building contractor.
Bennett married Rosie Henry 
on Dec. 23, 1938 in Center.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of 
World War II and a member of 
Center Free Will Baptist Church.
Bennett is survived by his 
wife; four sons, Richard Bennett 
of Seminole, Johnny Bennett of 
Ada, Danny Bennett of Miami, 
and Mike Bennett of Argyle, 
Texas; one daughter, Bonnie 
Bennett of Seminole; one sister, 
Imogene Lantz of Pryor; 16 
grandchildren; 22 great-
grandchildren; and one great-
great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a 
son, Ronnie Bennett on Aug. 1, 
1998; and a brother.
Bearers are listed as Mitch 
Deaton, Wes Bennett, Patrick 
Bennett, and Kevin Gore.
Pete Duncan
Pete B. Duncan, 98, of 
Seminole, went to heaven on 
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001.  
He was born in Stratford, 
Okla. on Dec. 20, 1902, the 
son of Bertie and Dave 
Duncan.  
Pete was a long-time resi-
dent of Bowlegs.  He was a 
teacher and coach at Bowlegs 
High School from 1928 to 
1944.  
Mr. Duncan also worked as 
a high school referee and a 
chemist for Sinclair Oil Co. 
until his retirement in 1967.  
Often described as the “An-
gel of Bowlegs,” he was the 
first and only Oklahoman to 
receive the Jefferson Award, a 
national award for community 
service.  
He was honored in 1989 by 
the Bowlegs Alumni with the 
establishment of the Pete 
Duncan Award of Merit 
Scholarship, awarded annually 
to a Bowlegs High School 
senior. 
He is survived by his wife, 
Octavia; his son, Ben and wife 
Alice of Edmond; and daugh-
ter, Lynda Talkington and 
husband Jim of Oklahoma 
City; his grandchildren; David 
and Sabrina Duncan of 
Scottsdale, Ariz., Sara Duncan 
of Edmond and her fiance Jay 
Smith of Oklahoma City, 
Brian and Lynette Talkington 
of Tulsa, Amy and Brett Key 
of Edmond, Amber and Trent 
Neaves of Oklahoma City, and 
Leslie Hubbard of New York 
City; great-grandchildren, Ellie 
Duncan of Scottsdale, and 
Hayden Bryant Key of 
Edmond; sister, Reva Melton 
of Maysville; and many loving 
nieces, nephews, cousins, 
brothers and sisters-in-law.
Graveside services will be 
held on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 
a.m. at Memorial Park Ceme-
tery, 13400 N. Kelly, Okla-
homa City under the direction 
of Baggerley Funeral Home of 
Edmond. 
Celebration of Life service 
will follow at 2 p.m. in the 
high school gymnasium in 
Bowlegs.  
Memorial donations may be 
sent to the Pete Duncan 
Award, c/o Colleen Adams, 
3633 NW 70th  St.,  Oklahoma 
City, OK  73116.
Ed Sifford
Funeral services for the father 
of a Seminole resident Rev. Ed 
Sifford, 85, were held Wednes-
day, Jan. 10, 2001 at First United 
Methodists Church in Hollis with 
Dr. Clem Dozer officiating.
Sifford died Monday, Jan. 8, 
2001 at Harmon County Memo-
rial Hospital.
He was born March 4, 1915 to 
Rev. Staling and Lodie (Foster) 
Sifford in Godley, Texas.
He attended McMurry College 
in Abilene, Texas as well as 
Oklahoma City University and 
Southern Methodist University.
Sifford married Ella Carter on 
March 9, 12974 at the United 
Methodists Church in Olustee.
He served as a full time Meth-
odist minister for over 46 years in 
over 20 towns in Oklahoma and 
Texas.  Sifford retired in 1981.
He was a member of the Lions 
Club, a Boy Scout leader and 
preached at the nursing home in 
Hollis for many years following 
his retirement.
Sifford loved his family, mu-
sic, and was an outdoorsman who 
enjoyed working in his yard and 
garden.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and his first wife, 
Grace Hill.
Sifford is survived by his wife, 
Ella, of Hollis; two sons, Edward 
of Adams, and Kenny of Semi-
nole; two daughters, Dana Zerger 
of Oklahoma City, and Jessie 
Feather of Tulsa; one step-
daughter, Sue Robinson of Hollis; 
one sister, Lula Mae Ridlehuber 
of Temple, Texas; thirteen grand-
children; eleven great-
grandchildren; three step-
grandchildren; and eight step-
great-grandchildren.
Carrie Smith
Graveside services for long-
time Seminole County resident 
Carrie Velma Smith, 87, are 
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday 
at Oakwood Cemetery in We-
woka with Jerry States officiat-
ing.
Burial will be under the direc-
tion of Swearingen Funeral 
Home.
She died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 
2001, at University Hospital in 
Oklahoma City.
Smith was born on Feb. 5, 
1913 in Wewoka to Albert and 
Lillie (McCowen) Danielson.
She married Bob Smith in 
Wewoka.
Smith worked at Pioneer 
Nursing Home for 14 years and 
Seminole Municipal Hospital for 
10 years, retiring in 1988.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her husband on April 
20, 1985; one brother John Dan-
ielson; and one sister, Lillie Enos.
Smith is survived by one 
brother, O.A. Danielson of Semi-
nole; and three sisters, Marie 
Ehrlich of Seminole, Dean Free-
man of Midwest City, and Betty 
Freeman of Shawnee.
Casket bearers are listed as 
Don Wills, Bob Hale, Larry 
Freeman, Bobby Freeman, Jack 
Freeman, and Danny Danielson.
Virgle Burleson
Seminole County native Virgle 
Red Burleson died Saturday, Jan. 
6, 2001 at Vencor Hospital in 
Oklahoma City at the age of 86.
Funeral services were held 
Monday at the Stout Funeral 
Home Chapel with Rev. Meredith 
Robinson officiating.
Interment took place at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka.
Burleson was born Sept. 1, 
1914 to Mark and Clora Burleson 
in Seminole County.
He lived in the Okemah area 
until he moved to Wewoka in 
1951 where he continued to re-
side until his death.
Burleson worked for Seminole 
County until he retired in 1978.
He was a resident of Wewoka 
Nursing Center.
Burleson was preceded in 
death by his parents, three broth-
ers, Tillman Burleson, Houston 
Burleson, and Walter P. Burle-
son; and three sisters, Billie Bur-
leson, Flosie Burleson, and 
Velma West.
He is survived by Eulala Hes-
ter of Louisville, Ken.; and a host 
of nieces, nephews, and other 
relatives and friends.
Zachariah Harrison
Zachariah Xanthus Bronza 
Harrison, the infant son of Jessica 
Harrison of Wewoka and Stephan 
Williams of Tulsa, died Saturday, 
Dec. 30, 2000.
He was born on Dec. 30, 2000 
at Mission Hill Hospital in 
Shawnee.
Graveside services were held 2 
p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Tiger 
Cemetery with Rev. Dan Factor 
officiating.
Services were under the direc-
tion of Stout Funeral Home of 
Wewoka.
Harrison was preceded in 
death by his great-grandparents, 
Grover Harrison and Judy Tiger.
He is survived by his parents; 
his grandparents, Willie and 
Wanda Bruner of Wewoka; one 
sister, Iesha Rashae Harrison of 
the home; and other relatives.
Robert Guess
Funeral services for former Sa-
sakwa resident Robert Guess are 
scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday 
at First Baptist Church of We-
woka with Rev. Alec Burgess of 
Seminole Baptist Church offici-
ating.
Wake services are scheduled to 
begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Myers 
Mortuary.  Visitation is to be on 
Tuesday.
Burial is to be at Seminole 
Baptist Church Cemetery under 
the direction of Myers Mortuary 
of Wewoka.
Guess died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 
2001 at Presbyterian Hospital at 
the age of 87.
He was born May 14, 1913 in 
Hugo to Johnny and Victoria 
(Cooks) Guess.
Guess married Rosetta Os-
borne in 1935.
He lived in Sasakwa from 
1942 to 1994.  He left Sasakwa 
for Maryland and returned to 
Oklahoma  in 1995 and resided in 
Del City.
Guess was a deacon at Semi-
nole Baptist Church and a farmer.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; his wife; one daugh-
ter, Lucille Guess; one son, 
Benny Guess; three brothers; and 
three sisters.
Guess is survived by two 
daughters, Madge Guess Roberts 
of Midwest City and Loretta 
Guess of Oklahoma City; one 
son, Sherman Guess of Oklahoma 
City; three sisters, Annie Quillen 
of Hugo, and Olivia Lewis and 
Madge Grayson, both of Okla-
homa City; 13 grandchildren; and 
19 great-grandchildren.
Lois Sullivan
Word was just received of the 
death of Lois Mary Sullivan of 
Wewoka.
Funeral services were held 
Dec. 26, 2000 at Stout Funeral 
Home Chapel in Wewoka with 
Rev. Delmar Hume officiating.
Interment was postponed due 
to inclement weather until Friday, 
Dec. 29, 2000.  A private family 
burial at Oakwood Cemetery was 
conducted under the direction of 
Stout Funeral Home.
 Sullivan, a longtime resident 
of Tulsa, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 
2000 at Shawnee Regional Hos-
pital at the age of 87.
She was born on April 3, 1913 
in Bear-Garland County, Ark. to 
Jim and Mertie S. (Gillham) 
Keys.
Sullivan was reared in the Ar-
kansas area and later moved to 
Oklahoma at the age of 13.
She received her formal edu-
cation from Sam Schools.
On Aug. 17, 1936, she married 
Elmer E. Sullivan in Holdenville.  
He preceded her in death in 1984.
In 1999, Sullivan moved to 
Wewoka after living in Tulsa 
most of her life.
She was a member of South 
Lakewood Missionary Baptist 
Church in Tulsa and a member of 
the Rebekah Lodge of Tulsa.
In addition to her husband, 
Sullivan was preceded in death by 
her parents; her step-mother, 
Roxie Keys; and four brothers, 
Milton Keys, Luther Keys, Roy 
Houser, and H.C. Keys.
She is survived by one step-
daughter, Sharon Trevino of Lake 
Elnsnore, Calif.; two sisters, 
Ernestene Payne and Mayda 
Factor, both of Wewoka; three 
brothers, W.K. Houser of Ulys-
ses, Kan., Clifton Houser of We-
woka, and Leslie Houser of Den-
nison, Texas; three grandchildren, 
two great-grandchildren; and a 
host of other relatives and many 
friends.
Pallbearers were Tommy 
Nichols, Wayne Long, Dennis 
Myers, Michael Peercy, Dan 
Houser, and Butch Houser.
Sherlyn Moore
Funeral services for Konawa 
resident Sherlyn Sue Moore, 50, 
are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday 
at Vamoosa Baptist Church with 
Rev. Jerry Green officiating and 
Rev. LeRoy Sommers assisting.
Burial will follow at Lone 
Dove Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Pickard Funeral Home of 
Konawa.
Moore died Thursday, Jan. 4, 
2001 at Norman.
She was born May 19, 1950 in 
Garden City, Kan. to Verneta M. 
and Thomas E. Jones.
She married Charles Moore in 
Garden City, Kan. on Jan. 19, 
1969.
Moore was a horse trainer.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; one daughter, Kelly 
Gill of Sallisaw; one son Bud 
Moore of Konawa; her parents; 
two sisters, Barbara Fief and 
Debby Wright, both of Garden 
City, Kan.; one granddaughter; 
and a number of nieces and neph-
ews.
Pallbearers are listed as Melvin 
Burris, Stacy Barnes, Kevin 
Newberry, Randy Heard, Curtis 
Ligon, and Jay Toney.
Honorary pallbearers are Jake 
Wilson and Justin Haywood.
The family asks those wishing 
to make memorials to do so to the 
grandchildren education fund in 
memory of Sherlyn Moore at 
Pontotoc County Bank. 
Clarence ‘Peewee’ Turner
Clarence Clayton “Peewee” 
Turner, a longtime Seminole resi-
dent, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001 
at Seminole Medical Center at the 
age of 91.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with 
Revs. Allen Wood and Robert 
Cocke officiating.
Burial is to be at Maple Grove 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Turner was born on Dec. 23, 
1909 in Wayside to A.C. Turner 
and Margaret Jeanetta (Gahlar) 
Turner.
He attended Garber schools in 
Garber.
Turner married Essie Juanita 
Magruder on Feb. 6, 1933 in 
Seminole.
He was a member of Freewill 
Baptist Church in Wolf and had 
worked for Lane Wells Corpora-
tion until it was purchased by 
Dresser Atlas Corporation.  He 
retired in 1975 after 33 years of 
service.
Turner was preceded in death 
by his parents; two brothers; and 
one sister.
He is survived by one son and 
daughter-in-law, Raymond Dean 
and Catherine Turner of Guthrie; 
one daughter and son-in-law, 
Glenda and Ronnie Conner of 
Seminole; seven grandchildren, 
Ricky and Tammy Conner of 
Seminole; Trace and Shelly Con-
ner of Seminole; Teri Smith of 
Edmond, Jan Webb and Kevin 
Mail of Guthrie; and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Thorea Ramsey
Funeral services for the mother 
of a Semiole resident, Thorea 
Jane Ramsey, 75, of Oklahoma 
City, are scheduled for 2 p.m. 
Saturday in the Bill Merritt Me-
morial Chapel in Bethany.
Don Nobles is to officiate with 
John Bartosh assisting.
Ramsey died Thursday, Jan. 4, 
2001.
She was born May 5, 1925 in 
Redfield, Kan. to Mack and Edna 
(Smith) Comstock.
She married Clarence Eugene 
“Red” Ramsey on May 5, 1943 in 
Fort Scott, Kan.
Ramsey first moved to Okla-
homa City in June of 1949.  In 
1974, she moved to Wewoka and 
returned to Oklahoma City in 
1995.
She is survived by her husband 
of the home; three daughters, 
Ronda Hill of Seminole, Susan 
Zimmerman of Yukon, and Deb-
bie Licastro of Oklahoma; five 
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Pallbearers are listed as Tony 
Licastro, John Licastro, Jeff 
Godwin, Darby Hill, Toby Ren-
fro, and Dave Hill.
Honorary pallbearers will be 
Phillip Thomas and Chester Hale.
Eleanor Dixon
Funeral services for Eleanor 
Kay Dixon, 19, granddaughter 
and niece of several Seminole 
residents, are scheduled for 2 
p.m. Thursday at Swearingen 
Funeral Home Chapel. 
Walter C. Leaver III will of-
ficiate at the services. Inter-
ment will follow at Little 
Cemetery.
Dixon died in a fatality col-
lision in Love County on Sun-
day.
She was born Sept. 12, 1981 
in Dallas to Joe Edward Dixon 
Jr. and Suzanne (England) 
Dixon.
Dixon graduated from Ft. 
Worth Christian High School 
in 2000, and was a freshman 
student at Oklahoma Christian 
University in Oklahoma City, 
majoring in occupational ther-
apy.
She was a member of the 
Church of Christ, Beta Beta 
Sigma sorority, Drama and 
was known for her smile.
Survivors include her 
mother, of Oklahoma City, her 
father, of Nashville; two sis-
ters, Erin Dixon, and Emily 
Dixon, both of Oklahoma City; 
aunt and uncle, Steve and Kay 
Lashley, Seminole, uncle 
Richard England, Tulsa; 
cousins Jay and Laura Lashley, 
both of Seminole; grandpar-
ents Idus and Winifred Eng-
land, Seminole, Anne and 
Walter Leaver, Nashville, and 
Joe Dixon Sr., Las Vegas; and 
a host of other friends and 
family.
Casket bearers are listed as 
classmates and family mem-
bers.
Judy Tiger
Funeral services for lifelong 
Seminole County resident Judy 
Sarkitchee Harrison Tiger, 75, are 
scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at 
Akasvmkv Baptist Church in 
Wewoka.
Revs. Dan Factor and Larry 
Chesser will officiate at the serv-
ices. Wiley King will serve as 
traditional speaker. 
Interment will follow at 
Harrison-Tiger cemetery in We-
woka under the direction of Stout 
Funeral Home.
She was taken to Akasvmkv 
Baptist Church at 4 p.m. today, to 
prepare for an all-night wake, 
beginning at 8 p.m.
Tiger died Sunday, Dec. 31, 
2000 at Elmwood Manor Nursing 
Home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1925 in 
Seminole County to Parnosa and 
Minnie (Leitka) Sarkitchee.
Tiger received her education 
from Bowlegs Schools.
She was married to Grover 
Harrison; he preceded her in 
death. Tiger also married Wilson 
Tiger, whom also preceded her in 
death.
She was also preceded in death 
by her parents, two sons, Buddy 
Harrison and Raymond Harrison, 
two daughters, Laverne Harrison 
and Liza Harrison, two grand-
children and one great-grandson.
Survivors include eight sons, 
Eugene Harrison, Leroy Harrison, 
Richard Harrison, Thomas 
Harrison and Raymond Harrison, 
all of Wewoka, George Harrison 
and James Harrison of Texas and 
Willie Harrison of Muscle Shoals, 
Ala.; and two daughters, Patricia 
Harrison, Norman, and Wanda 
Bruner, Wewoka.
Also surviving her are 44 
grandchildren, 40 great-
grandchildren and one great-
great-grandson.
Pallbearers are listed as Willie 
Bruner, Kenneth Williams, 
Johnny Gosson, Rod Daniels, 
Harlen Moses and Ramiro Nava-
jar.
Rudy Pfeiffer
Rudy Pfeiffer, a Maud resi-
dent, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000 
at Mission Hill Hospital in 
Shawnee at the age of 93.
Funeral services are scheduled 
for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity 
Baptist Church in Maud.
Burial is to be at Cummings 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Knight Funeral Home.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1907 
in Bookeuau, Germany to Mr. 
and Mrs. John Pfeiffer.
Pfeiffer owned and operated 
Wilcox Auto Supply in Maud for 
several years.  He was then em-
ployed at Seminole Auto Supply 
where he retired in 1994.
He married Clara bell Pointer 
on Aug. 9, 1931 at Sacred Heart.  
She preceded him in death on 
March 3, 1986.  He then married 
Jean (Holt) Hamm on July 2, 
1990 in Seminole.
Pfeiffer was preceded in death 
by his parents; and two half sis-
ters.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; two sons, Rudy Joe 
Pfeiffer of Neosho, Mo., and Rod 
Pfeiffer of Newalla; one daughter, 
Barbara Lang of Seminole; one 
sister, Lucy Peitz of Germany; a 
number of grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren.
Evelyn Woodard
Funeral services for Seminole 
County native, Evelyn Mary 
(Sullinger) Woodard, 80, were 
held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 at 
First Assembly of God Church in 
Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robert-
son officiating.
Burial followed at Little 
Cemetery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
She died Sunday, Dec. 31, 
2000 at Parkland Manor Care 
Center in Prague.
Woodard was born April 16, 
1920 to William Robert Sullinger 
and Dora Belle (Sims) Sullinger 
in Bowlegs.
She married Melvin Woodard 
in 1964.
Woodard was a supervisor for 
Sungarden Cannery where she 
worked for 25 years.  She retired 
in 1969.
She returned to Seminole 
County from San Jose, Calif. in 
1970.
Woodard was a member of 
Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by 
her parents; her first husband, 
Jack O’Dell; and her second hus-
band, Melvin Woodard in 1968.
Woodard is survived by two 
brothers Clint Sullinger of Bow-
legs, and Robert Sullinger; four 
sisters, Dorothy Everett of Al 
Viso, Calif., Lucille Rains of 
Bakersfield, Calif., Opal North-
cott of Salinas, Calif., and Ber-
nice Cross of Bowlegs; and a host 
of nieces, nephews, and other 
relatives and friends.
Casket bearers are listed as 
Richard Melton, Jerry Streets, 
Clifford Stafford, George Glenn, 
and Kevin Glenn.
Olive ‘Lady of the Lake’ 
McIntyre
Olive Lee Francis “Lady of the 
Lake” McIntyre died Saturday, 
Dec. 30, 2000 at Presbyterian 
Hospital in Oklahoma City at the 
age of 80.
Funeral services were held 
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Swear-
ingen Chapel with Rowdy Kin-
cade and Johnny Hinton officiat-
ing.
Burial was at Little Cemetery 
under the direction of Swearingen 
Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 19, 1920 in 
Malden, Mo. to Oscar Dennis 
Vails and Ann Hicks (Moorhead) 
Vails.
McIntyre graduated from 
Bowlegs High School in 1938.
She was a beautician and 
homemaker.  She was a devoted 
mother who served wit the PTA.
McIntyre was a political ac-
tivist and ran for the Oklahoma 
State Senate.
She was a member of the 
Church of Christ in Wewoka, Re-
becca Lodge and of CB clubs.
McIntyre was preceded in 
death by her parents; her first 
husband, Van Francis in 1968; 
her second husband, Mac Gene 
“Sailor” McIntyre on Jan. 14, 
1992; and three brothers.
She is survived by one daugh-
ter, Sharon Cole of Austin, Texas; 
one brother, Jim Vails of Okla-
homa City, three grandchildren.
The family asks that those de-
siring to make memorials do so to 
the charity of their choice.
Thomas Oliver II
Funeral services for Wewoka 
Nursing Center resident Thomas 
Joseph Oliver II, 85, are sched-
uled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at 
New Life Church  with Revs. 
Jimmy Ray Been and Jimmy C. 
Freeman officiating.
Interment is to be at 
Holdenville Cemetery under the 
direction of Stout Funeral Home.
Oliver died Monday, Jan. 1, 
2001 at Holdenville General 
Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1915 
in Van Buren, Ark. to Thomas J. 
and Juanita (Berry) Oliver.
Oliver was reared and edu-
cated in the Alma, Ark. area.  
Following graduation from high 
school in 1935, he moved to 
Oklahoma City.
He married Edith V. Cathey in 
Dallas, Texas on July 1, 1952.
After working 33 years, Oliver 
retired from Johnny Tire Com-
pany in Oklahoma City as the 
bookkeeper.
Upon retirement, he moved 
back to Van Buren for three years 
before making his home in We-
woka.
In July 1991, Oliver moved to 
Wewoka Nursing Center.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; one brother, Dee 
Oliver; and one sister, Thelma 
Shanahan.
Oliver is survived by his wife 
of Wewoka; one son, Thomas 
Sluder of Cromwell; one sister, 
Lillian “Trixie” McDonald of 
Van Buren; eight grandchildren; 
many close friends from Wewoka 
Nursing Center; and a host of 
nieces, nephews and other rela-
tives and friends.
Pallbearers are to include John 
Hall, Brad Hall, Thomas Oliver, 
Larry Mitchell, Robert Noisey, 
and Leslie Hernandez.
Willie Rumbo
Funeral services for Willie Lon 
Rumbo, 67, are scheduled for 
2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swear-
ingen Chapel under the direction 
of Rev. Carl Whitfield.
Burial is to be at Little Ceme-
tery under the direction of 
Swearingen Funeral Home.
Rumbo died Saturday, Dec. 
30, 2000 at Veteran’s Hospital in 
Oklahoma City.
He was born in Soper on May 
28, 1933 to Leonard and Dean 
(Fowler) Rumbo.
He married Bobbie E. Pauley 
on Nov. 24, 1949 in Woodvill, 
Calif.
Rumbo was of the Baptist faith 
and had retired from BJ Services 
in 1986.
He was a veteran of the Ko-
rean War having served with the 
U.S. Army.  During his military 
career, he received the Good 
Conduct Medal and 2nd Class 
Gunner Badge.
Rumbo lived in Seminole for 
28 years having moved here from 
Oklahoma City.
He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and one brother, Jerry 
Rumbo.
He is survived by his wife of 
the home; three sons, Robert L. 
Rumbo of Texas, Billy G. Rumbo 
of Oklahoma City, and Delbert F. 
Rumbo of Seminole; one daugh-
ter, Eva J. McCoy of Seminole; 
five brothers, Robert Rumbo, 
Jimmy Rumbo, and Bobby 
Rumbo, all of Oklahoma City, 
JR. Rumbo and Paul Rumbo, both 
of California; four sisters, Joyce 
Reed of Nevada, Anita Rumbo of 
Oklahoma City, Imogene Goble 
and Carol Detlefsen, both of Cali-
fornia; 13 grandchildren; and 
eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are listed as Robert 
Rumbo, Billy G. Rumbo, Billy 
Lee Rumbo, Jimmy Rumbo, 
Steve Cox, and Guy McCoy.