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2002 obituaries as listed in the Seminole Producer

 

 

Harriet Zimmerman

FORT WORTH – Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Harriet La Mae Reames-Zimmerman were held Monday in Hurst, Texas, under the care of Lucas Funeral Home.

A graveside service was held Tuesday at Isabella Cemetery, Isabella.

Zimmerman died at her home Saturday, at the age of 89.

She was born Oct. 26, 1912 to Harry L. and Emma Graham Reames, in Isabella, the oldest of five children.

She married Dawson A. Zimmerman on Nov. 5, 1930.

Zimmerman taught ladies’ Sunday School at the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 9, 1994; her parents; her brother Curgas Graham Reames; and sisters Ruthie Reames Foster and Barbara Joe Reames.

Zimmerman is survived by her sister Leon Weul, Oklahoma City; five children, Glenn Raymond Zimmerman, Irving, Texas, Pauline Joyce Pruitt, Seminole, Darlene Ross Lyons, Houston, Texas, Richard LaMonte Zimmerman, Euless, Texas, and Wanda Ruth Talley, Ft. Worth; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

Olden ‘Babe’ Adams

Funeral services for Olden "Babe" Winfred Adams, 75, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate, assisted by Bill Wilburn.

Burial with full military honors by Seminole Nation Honor Guard will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Adams died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City at the age of 75.

He was born March 9, 1927, in Seminole to Nealon Luke "Bill" and Pearl (Brown) Adams.

He lived all his life in Seminole, attending Seminole Public Schools.

He served in the US Navy during World War II, a fireman second class, and received a Victory Medal and Campaign and Sea Service Medal.

He was a member of the American Legion and served as a reserve police officer for the city of Seminole for 25 years, and for the sheriff’s office.

Adams worked for 55 years as funeral attendant at Swearingen Funeral Home.

He started working for Chadwick Funeral Home as an ambulance attendant.

After Gene Swearingen and his partners Rex Summerville and Harry Arnhart bought the Chadwick Funeral Home, Adams helped with all ambulance and death calls for many years.

He was also a cattleman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Joan Nichols, who died in August 2001; one brother, A.R. "Sonny" Adams, who died in 1985; his half-brother Jimmy Carbitcher; and two sisters, Vera Adams, who died in 1930, and Florence Wilburn, who died in 2002.

Survivors include one son, Steven Adams, Oklahoma City; four daughters, Barbara Chick, Tulsa, Dyna and Rick Harris, Wagoner, Teresa and Jeremy Anderson and Kristy and Richard Dillon, both of Seminole; one brother, Troy Adams, Tulsa; his former wife, Ruth Arthur, Seminole; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Bob Swearingen, Hugh Megee, Dale Auld, Chris Waddell, Jeremy Anderson, Tommy Mackey and Chris Mills.

Honorary casketbearers include Richard Dillon, Harry Arnhart, Brent Jones, John Humphrey, David Post, Earnest Stillwell, Kelly Haney and Dr. Stephen Feuerborn.

Memorial donations may be made to the Historic Strother Chapel restoration project at Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

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W. J. Ainsworth

KONAWA – Funeral services for W.J. Ainsworth are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God.

Rev. Mitch Williams is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ainsworth died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was a longtime Konawa resident since 1956.

He was born Dec. 29, 1926 in Boswell to Walter Jefferson and Mandy Ruth (Akins) Ainsworth.

Ainsworth married Lela (Russell) Ainsworth on Sept. 17, 1949 in Dennison, Texas.

He was a road construction and road-paving foreman for many years.

He also worked as a line spotter for Enogex before retiring in 1995.

Ainsworth was a veteran of the United States Army.

He served during World War II.

He was a member of the Assembly of God in Konawa.

Ainsworth was a former member of the Masonic Lodge of Durant.

He was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

He very much enjoyed working with his horses.

Ainsworth was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Lela (Russell) Ainsworth of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Vickie Jan and Billy Don Kennedy, and Janetta Jay Ainsworth, all of Konawa; two brothers, George Ray Ainsworth of Huntington, Ark. and Henry Dale Ainsworth of Cortez, Colo.; four sisters, Melba Ellen Risner of Keller, Texas, Wanda Sue Davis of Oklahoma City, Oma Jo Hill of Tuttle, and Joy Ann Phelps of Oklahoma City; two grandsons, Landon Blake Kennedy of Shawnee and Jaymeson Dade Kennedy of Konawa; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

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Jack Aldridge

Graveside funeral services for Seminole County native Jack Aldridge were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at Sand Creek Cemetery west of Okemah.

Rev. Mark Milligan is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Aldridge died Sunday, June 2, 2002 in Tulsa at the age of 95.

He was born July 20, 1906 in Seminole County to Alonzo and Mary Remy Aldridge.

He had been a resident of Okfuskee County most of his life.

Aldridge was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by two brothers, Alvis Aldridge of Tulsa and Wayne Aldridge of Wewoka.

Bob Alexander

Funeral services for Bob D. Alexander, son-in-law of Seminole resident Dick Densford, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Vondel L. Smith Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, under the direction of Vondel L. Smith Funeral Home.

Alexander died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born to George and Tia Juana Alexander on Feb. 25, 1951 in Norman.

Alexander was raised in Moore and graduated from Moore High School in 1969.

He worked as a machinist for Demco in Oklahoma City, and as Quality Manager for Ingram Cactus.

Alexander was preceded in death by his parents; and mother-in-law Peggy Dinsford.

He is survived by his wife, Carla, of the home; his father-in-law, Dick Dinsford, Seminole; one son, David Alexander, Oklahoma City, one daughter, Traci Elliot, Oklahoma City; one step-daughter, Tara Meneely, Shawnee; two sisters, Lea Casstevens, Oklahoma City and Barbara Williams, McLoud; one brother, Jim Alexander; and two grandchildren.

Jack Alexander

Funeral services for Jack Alexander are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at New Covenant Church in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Tim Pool and Rev. Carlyle Yates are set to officiate.

Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Alexander died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 76.

He moved to Oklahoma City 15 years ago from Seminole.

He was born Sept. 19, 1925 in Cromwell to Bert and Mary (Wilkins) Alexander.

Alexander married Barbara Jean (Maltbie) Rifford on March 22, 1986 in Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aline Alexander on July 25, 1984.

He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1982.

Alexander served in the Navy during World War II and Korea.

He was a member of New Covenant Christian Church, was a 32nd degree Mason, and was a member of the Seminole American Legion.

He was also a member of the Young Men’s Club of Oklahoma City and the Surry Hills Golf and Country Club.

Alexander was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Bobby Jack Alexander of Woodward; one stepson, George Rifford III of Olathe, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Deborah Davis and Cindy Ross, both of Edmond; one sister, Betty Hefner of Breckenridge, Texas; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Brad Moon, Gary Smart, Doyle Johnson, Harold Tucker, Leon Barnes, and Keith Wright.

Honorary bearers are C.V. Spencer, Mick McKee, Skip Giles, Winston Boydston, Ernie Gallop, Bill Pulley, Wilburn Terrell, Mitch Sexton, Richard Smith, and Bill Brown.

Viola Esther Allen

Funeral services for Viola Esther (Rhodd) Allen are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., and Brother Justin Jones are set to officiate.

Rosary is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the family home in Asher.

Burial is to follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Allen died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at her home in Asher at the age of 87.

She was born May 16, 1915 in Sacred Heart to John Baptist and Adeline (Thrope) Rhodd.

She married Wallace H. Allen on Nov. 21, 1932 in Tonkawa. He preceded her in death in 1986.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Allen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Richard Allen and Alexander Allen; two sisters, Hazel Williamson and Edith Nave; and one brother, Alexander Rhodd.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Allen Mitchell of Asher; three sons, Johnny G. Allen of Locust Grove, Wallace H. Allen Jr. of Tahlequah, and Jerry D. Allen of Muskogee; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eva Jordan and Johnnie Mae Tallbear, both of St. Louis, and Charolette Alderson and Cleada Curly, both of Maud; and one brother, Frank Rhodd of Konawa.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Lenden Allen, Mark Allen, Scott Allen, Dr. Anthony Waldroup, Patrick Waldroup, Kelly Love, and Richard Allen.

Honorary bearers will be her great-grandsons, Curry Blankenship, Jonathan Allen and Wallace A. Allen and Alvin Tallbear Jr.

Alfred Allison III

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Alfred Charles Allison III, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Allison died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 in Columbus, Miss., at the age of 20.

He was born to Alfred Charles Allison II and Malissa Barton Allison on Oct. 10, 1981 in Ft. Walton, Fla.

Allison was a graduate of Caledonia High School, and attended the Ridgeland Baptist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Malissa, Columbus, Miss.; his father, Alfred Allison II, Washington; and one brother, Johnny Allison, Columbus, Miss.

John Anson

Funeral services for former Seminole resident John Francis Anson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 204 E. 4th in Sand Springs.

Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Sand Springs, under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Service, Tulsa.

Anson died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at his home in Mannford at the age of 79.

He was born April 18, 1923, in Covington, and lived much of his life in Seminole, where he worked in the oilfield.

He was married to Estella Nix, who survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include seven daughters, Cindy Willey, Sondra Lewis, Broken Arrow, Elaine Standridge, Mannford, Gail Anson, Choteau, Debbie Ambercrombie and Sherry Millar, Locust Grove, and Marie Metz, Salina.

Survivors include five sons, John Anson, Mannford, Jack Anson, Bristow, Gary Anson and Paul Anson, both of Stroud, and Ronnie Anson, Locust Grove; one brother, Joe Anson of Seminole; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy; two brothers, Kenny and Woodrow Anson; three sisters, Alice Anson, Bessie Enochs and Opal Selfridge; and three grandchildren.

 

Lee Armstead

Funeral services for Lee Armstead are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Roger Harris is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Armstead died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at Mission Hill Hospital in Shawnee at the age of 78.

He was born Dec. 4, 1923 in Harjo to Pat and Susie (Rivers) Armstead.

He worked at North Island Naval Base in San Diego, Calif. building ships.

Armstead retired in the late 70’s.

He served in the army during World War II and was a Second Class Gunner and received the World War II Victory Medal.

He attended school at Hotulka and Earlsboro.

Armstead was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Porsha Armstead; three brothers, Nathan, Henry and Ole Armstead; and two sisters, Alberta Armstead and Lucille Armstead Doil.

He is survived by one son, Clayton Lee Armstead of Earlsboro; one daughter, Wanda Jean Armstead of Shawnee; 26 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mary Lee Atkins

CHICKASHA – Funeral services for Mary Lee Atkins are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Interment is to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

Atkins died Tuesday, June 11, 2002 in Chickasha at the age of 91.

She was born May 16, 1911 in Ashburn, Ga. to Nathan Oliver and Sallie Margaret (Fink) Rhyne.

She married Thaddie Boyd Atkins on June 20, 1929 in Atoka.

They were married for 64 ½ years before he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1993.

Atkins was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death five sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel B. Atkins of Sulphur, Vernon Glenn Atkins of McLoud, and Robert Nick Atkins of Chickasha; three daughters, Margaret O. VanStrien of Hudsonville, Mich., Bertha M. Hightower of Chickasha, and Annie M. Wudi of Stratford; one brother, Virgil Rhyne of Coalgate; one sister, Ethel Ennis of Coalgate; 26 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Mary Atkinson

Funeral services for Mary Alice (Grigg) Knight Atkinson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Rev. Doyle Long is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mary died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 at her home in Seminole at the age of 95.

She was born Feb. 26, 1906 in Kingston, Ark. to John David and Sara Roseann (Bowen) Grigg.

She married her first husband, John Knight on Dev. 23, 1935.

He preceded Mary in death in June of 1959.

She married her second husband, Joe Reynolds in 1971.

He preceded her in death in 1976.

Mary married her third husband, Jim Atkinson in 1977.

He preceded her in death in 1980.

She was a farming and food service worker before retiring in 1962.

Mary was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; one daughter, Shirley Fitterolf; one son, Ervin Knight; one granddaughter, Marilyn Ridley; two sisters; and nine brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Jake Knight of Seminole, Joe Knight of Buckeye, Ariz., and Johnnie Knight of Royce City, Texas; two daughters, Delores Jarvie of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and Dora McKinney of Seminole; one sister, Marie Houck of Broken Arrow; 14 grandchildren, Wanda Conner and Terry Longest, both of Seminole, Rodney Longest of Muskogee, Mart Longest and JoAnn Latham, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Gina Simar of Santa Maria, Calif, Joel and Earl Knight of Buckeye, Ariz., Felice Garner of Louisiana, Melissa and Judd Knight of Greenville, Texas, Gwen Fisk of Grover City, Calif., Joe Ridley of California, and Sam Ridley of Florida; 26 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and her granddaughter-in-law and caregiver, Eloise Longest.

Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Stella Austin

Funeral services for Stella (Ford) Austin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Highway Baptist Church.

Rev. Cal Hunter is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service.

Austin died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002 in Ada at the age of 73.

She was born Nov. 17, 1928 in Nogo, Ark. to Tom and Bertha (Rains) Ford.

She married Allen Austin on July 20, 1946 in Lost Corner, Ark. He preceded her in death on March 3, 199.

Austin and her husband moved to Seminole County two days after their wedding and continued to live in the Little and Strother area the rest of their lives.

She was a cook for the Strother Public Schools and helped farm.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant son, and one brother, Elson Ford.

Austin is survived by four brothers, Ollison Ford and Lewie Ford, both of Russellville, Ark., Loy Ford of Pelsor, Ark., and Troy Ford of Heavner; four sisters, Bonnie Bridges of Clarksville, Ark., Jean Ragland of Atkins, Ark., and Ava Smith and Rosie Collins, both of Russellville, Ark.; and her caregiver, Jewel Roach of Cromwell.

Casket bearers are Jimmy Williams, Cecil Smith, Kenneth Hester, Dewayne Middleton, Paul Ford, and Doug Ford.

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William Azlin

Funeral services for Bowlegs native Williams Azlin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Crossroads Cathedral.

Dr. Dan Sheaffer is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary.

Azlin died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at the age of 77.

He was born May 23, 1924 in Bowlegs to William Lem and Cleo Jane (Little) Azlin.

He served during World War II on the U.S.S. Mississippi.

Azlin worked for LeeWay Freight Motors as a diesel mechanic for a number of years.

He attended Crossroads Cathedral.

He is survived by his wife, Gussie of home; two sons, David of Edmond and Geary of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Jane Weston of Moore and Deborah Boswell of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Essie Dees of Shawnee and Ann Robins, El Rita, Phyllis Rowe and Sandy Azlin, all of Bristow.

Virgil Babb

Funeral services for Virgil Ray Babb were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Jess Power was to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Babb died Saturday, April 6, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 61.

He was born Sept. 4, 1940 in Wewoka to William Zebdee and Zula (Davidson) Babb.

He graduated from Fox High School in 1958.

Babb spent most of his working life in the oil fields.

He was married to Donna Wells.

He later married Bonnie Stidham and then Linda Custard.

Babb was a former member of the V.F.W.

He had lived in McLoud for the past two years after leaving Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Betty Babb Chambers; and one stepson, Charley Scampture.

Babb is survived by his wife, Linda Babb of the home; his mother; four children, Radonna Babb, Tony Babb, Jackey Babb, and Samuel Babb; four stepchildren, Jeff Scampture Tommy Custard, Billy Custard, and Lorrie Pastorello; six grandchildren; six brohters, Don, Tommy, Billy, Jimmy, Ronny and Ricky; and one sister, Kathy Martinez.

Belton Bailey

WEWOKA – A service of remembrance for Belton Homer Bailey is scheduled for 11 p.m. Saturday in the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Bailey died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the age of 65.

He was born July 20, 1936I Chickasha to Homer and Opal Crumm Bailey.

He was raised in the Chickasha area and graduated from Chickasha School.

Bailey married Brenda Creswell on Oct. 24, 1980.

He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He was employed by Parker Drilling for 20 years and was a rancher in the Sasakwa area.

Bailey was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Bobby Bailey in 1995.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Blair and Brook Bailey of the home; one son, Blake Bailey of the home; two sisters, Eva Nell Smith and Jo Ann Hoffman, both of Chickasha; and one brother, Jim Bailey of Chickasha.

Gary Bandy

A memorial service for Gary Wayne Bandy are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

The service is under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bandy died Friday, April 12, 2002 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 55.

He was born March 22, 1947 in Montgomery, W.Va. to Harold and Betty Lee (Huddleston) Bandy.

He was the manager of the Seminole Montgomery Ward Catalog Store.

Bandy was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Angela Davis on May 14, 2001; and one infant granddaughter, Heaven Lee Bandy.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Bandy Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. and Derek Bandy of Seminole; one daughter, Crystal Bandy of Bowlegs; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Lester Bandy of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one sister, Donna George of Marina, Calif.; and three half sisters, Beverly, Jo Ellen and Cheryl.

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Services are Planned for Former Wewoka Mayor

Funeral services for Leodus "Chubby" Banks, a former mayor and city manager of Wewoka, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Burial is to follow at the East Lawn Cemetery in Boley under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Viewing will be at Boley today and tomorrow and at Myers Mortuary on Thursday and Friday.

Banks died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 82.

He had lived in Seminole County most of his life.

He was born Jan. 1, 1920 in Boley to Boston and Susie Banks.

Banks was a farm supervisor at the Boley State Training School for boys.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Banks was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and ASCS.

He was a member of the Church of Christ of Cromwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Forrest; and one sister, Verdell.

Banks is survived by his wife, Hazel Banks of the home; two daughters, Leonice Banks of Boley and Lasonja Parker of Shawnee; two sons, Reginald Parker of Wewoka and Kevin Parker of Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Boston Banks of Vallejo, Calif. and Thurml Banks of San Rose, Calif.; and one sister, Charleszetta Doster of Boley.

 

Michelle Barkus

Funeral services for Michelle Nicole Adams Barkus are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Dustin High School Gymnasium.

Superintendent H.E. Huffman of Huffman Pentecostal Church of God in Christ is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vernon Community Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Barkus died Feb. 12, 2002 at her home in Wewoka at the age of 28.

She was born April 19, 1973 in Oklahoma City to Donald Lee and Sherry Adams.

She graduated from Wetumka High School where she was a member of the high school band and girls basketball team.

Barkus was named All-Conference and Homecoming Queen her senior year.

She was a member of Huffman Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, where she held the position of local minister of music.

She served as Okmulgee District secretary, Okmulgee District assistant minister of music, and was a member of the Oklahoma Northwest State Choir.

Barkus worked for Rainbow Terrace Nursing Home for six years and at Wrangler in Seminole for 1 ½ years.

She was also employed at First Baptist Church Daycare in Wewoka.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney Andre Barkus of Wewoka; her father of Oklahoma City; her mother and stepfather, Sherry and Cardell Huffman of Dustin; and three brothers, Paul Eugene Adams of Alaska, Donald Ray Adams of Wewoka; and Eddie Brunner of Oklahoma City.

Mary Ruth Barrow

Graveside services for Maud native Mary Ruth Barrow are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Rev. Bill Derrick is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Barrow died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002 at the age of 91.

She was born April 5, 1910 in Maud to Alva and Zella (Jett) Christian.

She married Roscoe "Doc" Barrow on Dec. 26, 1941 in Shawnee.

He preceded Barrow in death on Aug. 17, 1988.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Maud. She was also the church pianist.

Barrow was also a member and pianist of the Christian Family Quartet of gospel singers.

She also formed and accompanied the World’s Youngest Quartet.

She accompanied the six-year-old, first grade quartet members as they traveled and performed through Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, and Arkansas.

Barrow taught 42 years in Seminole County and Pottawatomie County elementary schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Elian Christian and Berthold Christian, Curtis Christian, and Ralph Christian.

She is survived by one brother, Clyde Christian of Moore; and one sister, Nola Pauline Chapman of Rancho Murieta, Calif.

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Mary Bear

Funeral services for Mary Josie Bear, mother of Wewoka resident Jon Bear, are scheduled for 2 p.m.Tuesday at Montezoma Indian Church, Okemah.

A wake is planned at 7 p.m. Monday at Montezoma Church, with Rev. Justin Deere officiating.

Burial is planned at the Bear family cemetery under the direction of Robert Simons Funeral Home of Henryetta.

Bear died Friday in Tulsa at the age of 59.

She was born to Barney and Effie (Harjo) Leader, who preceded her in death.

She lived most of her life in the Okemah area.

She was married to Ashely Bear for 42 years; he survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include her stepmother, Liza Leader; five sons, Jon of Wewoka, Timothy of Okemah, Daniel of Henryetta, Joe of Okemah, Patrick of Okmulgee; one daughter, Lisa Bear of Tulsa; six brothers, Jesse Leader, Missouri, Eddie Leader, Henryetta, Raymond Leader of Lamar, Kenneth McCully, Bowlegs, William McCully, Pryor, and Eddie McCully, Oklahoma City; five sisters, Lottie May Coody, Florida, Joyce McCully, Evelyn McCully and Sandra McCully, all of Oklahoma City, and Marilyn McCully of Moore; 23 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

 

Mary Bear

Funeral services for Mary Josie Bear, sister of Bowlegs resident Kenneth McCully, were held today at the Montezoma Indian Church in Henryetta.

Rev Justin Deere officiated the services.

Interment followed at the Bear Family Cemetery, under the direction of Robert Simons Funeral Home of Henryetta.

Bear died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 in Tulsa at the age of 59.

She was born to Barney Leader and Effie Harjo Leader.

Bear lived and raise her family in the Okemah area.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gilbert McCulley; and one sister, Salina Sanchez.

Bear is survived by her husband, Ashely Bear, of the home; her stepmother; Grandma Leader, Liza Leader; five sons Jon, Wewoka, Timothy, Okemah, Daniel, Henryetta, Joe, Okemah, and Patrick Bear, Okmulgee; one daughter, Lisa Bear, Tulsa; six brothers, Jesse Leader, Missouri, Eddie Leader, Henryetta, Raymond Leader, Lamar, Kenneth McCully, Bowlegs, William McCully, Pryor, Eddie McCully; five sisters, Lottie May Good, Florida, Joyce McCully, Evelyn McCully, all of Oklahoma City, and Marilyn McCully, Moore; 23 Grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Nancy Bear

Funeral services for Nancy Sue Hulbutta Bear are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Malcolm Tiger are set to officiate.

A wake service is set for 6 p.m. tonight at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Bear died Friday, May 31, 2002 at Sunset Nursing Home in Tecumseh at the age of 60.

She was born in Wewoka on May 20, 1942 to Johnson and Sarah Tiger Hulbutta.

Her family lived in Arizona for several years before returning to Oklahoma in 1960 and later relocating to Wewoka in 1964.

Bear attended Gilbert Schools in Arizona.

She worked in Kitchen management in the nursing home industry prior to retiring due to health reasons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Johnny, Raymond, and Roman Hulbutta; and one sister, Semaria Grass.

Bear is survived by one sister, Nelsie Yargee of Shawnee; and four brothers, Ramsey and Paul Hulbutta, both of Wewoka, Ron Hulbutta of Seminole and Jimsey Hulbutta of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers are Bear’s nephews.

Willis Beaty

Funeral services for Willis Eugene "Gene" Beaty are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

President Louis T. Armour is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Beaty died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002 at his home at the age of 64.

He lived in Seminole County for 27 years and in Atwood for six years.

He was born Aug. 27, 1937 in Oklahoma City to Willis Francis and Hazel Marie (Beal) Beaty.

Beaty married Judith (Morrison) Beaty on Sept. 11, 1959 in LaPunte, Calif.

He was a welder and boilermaker.

He owned and operated Beaty Brothers Boiler Repair in Oklahoma for 15 years.

Beaty also raised cattle and retired about three years from Seminole County District #3.

He was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lee Frances Beaty in 1980.

Beaty is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Ralph Eugene Beaty of Manassas, Va.; four daughters, Debra June Watson of Maud, Teresa Elaine Carroll of Frisco, Texas, Lisa Marie Holley of Edmond, and Julie Ann Gonzales of Moore; one brother, George Allen Beaty of Midwest City; five sisters, Mary Ruth Manley and Lela Mae Yorba, both of Westminster, Calif., Erma Faye Ginn of St. Louis, Virginia Carol Perry of Hallett, and Delores June Hale of Stanton, Calif.; and 15 grandchildren.

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Dale Begg

Funeral services for Dale Robert Begg are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart, Ind.

Rev. Dick Barfel of the Ribbon of Hope Ministries at Elkhart General Hospital will officiate.

A graveside service will take place at the Kingfisher Cemetery in Kingfisher on Friday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.

Those services will be under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home in Kingfisher.

Dale Robert Begg went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at 11:45 p.m. at Elkhart General Hospital.

He died after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Begg was a Plant Manager at AL-KO Kober Corporation of Elkhart for the past 13 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Betty Begg.

Begg is survived by his loving wife, Mattie, of the home; four sons, Dale, and his wife Jody, Plymouth, Mich., Doug, and his wife Jennifer, Grand Rapids, Mich., JD and his wife Jane, Aurora, Colo., and Darrell of Great Bend, Kan.; one daughter, Diana, and her husband Dana Dawson, Great Bend, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren, Kristy, Amber, Kyle, Evan, Alaina, Sarah, Emily, Carly, Rebecca, and Luke.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Oncology Department at Elkhart General Hospital, 600 East Blvd., Elkhart, Ind. 46514.

Mary Begley

Funeral services for Mary Catherine Begley are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Mike Matlock is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Begley died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 at her home at the age of 65.

She was born Feb. 12, 1936 in Konawa to Steven and Catherine (Walker) Caudill.

She married Leo W. Begley on Oct. 20, 1956 in Wewoka.

He preceded her in death in July of 1993.

Begley was a retired typesetter and proof reader for various newspapers, including the Chickasha Daily Express and Seminole Producer.

Before her retirement, she worked for Dustin School as a teacher’s aide.

She graduated from Maud High School in 1954.

Begley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and one sister.

She is survived by two daughters, Tami VanEaton and Lisa and Rodney Soule, both of Semionle; five grandchildren, Sara, Rachel, and Megan VanEaton, and Emily and Jennifer Soule; special friend, O.G. Shamblin of Tecumseh; one brother, James Caudill of Wewoka; and six sisters, Jean Binkley of Midwest City, Nellie Blakely of Ft. Worth, Texas, Francene Crofton of San Diego, Calif., Virginia Cambron of Houston, Texas, Gloria Ledbetter of Seminole, and Joyce Leach of Holdenville.

Casket bearers are Rex Wilson, Wesley Duncan, Charles Villines, and Merle J. Harris.

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Jenny Benardello

Graveside funeral services for Jenny Lorene Benardello are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Dan Frisby is set to officiate.

The services is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Benardello died Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 85.

She was born Aug. 15, 1917 in Holdenville to Myrtle (McCassalin) Balmain.

She married John Benardello on March 25, 1942 in Lincoln, Neb.

Benardello is survived by her husband of the home; one son, John Robert Benardello of Midwest City; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Alene Capps of Midwest City and Letha King of Seminole.

Larry Bennett

Funeral services for Larry Gene Bennett were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Fairview Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Rev. Richard Stillwell was set to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Baggerley Funeral Home in Edmond.

Bennett died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the age of 62.

He was born May 4, 1939 in Prague to Levi Cody and Mamie Lee (Chaffin) Bennett.

He graduated from Prairie Valley School in Little.

Bennett retired from Lucent Technologies, formerly AT&T and Western Electric, after 36 years.

On May 29, 1968, he married Betty Arrasmith in El Reno.

He served two tours of duty in the United States Army.

Bennett had been a resident of Earlsboro for the past ten years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Clara Presley and Lois Mott.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Cody Bennett of Earlsboro and Bill Bennett of Yukon; two daughters, LeeAnn Helvey and Deana Keeton, both of Earlsboro; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Dean Bennett, his twin of Earlsboro; J.P. Bennett of Harrah, and Ray Bennett of Wynnewood; and two sisters, Willa Mae Cox of Coalinga, Calif. and Betty Romberg of Shawnee.

James Berryman

Funeral services for Shawnee resident, James Dewitt Berryman, were held at 2 p.m. today at North Rock Creek Assembly of God Church, Garrett Lake Road, Shawnee. Brother Thomas Morris officiated.

Interment followed at the Harjo Family Cemetery, east of Little, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Mr. Berryman passed away Oct. 19, 2002 at his home in Shawnee, following a brief illness at the age of 59 years, surrounded by his family and close friends.

He was born Aug. 7, 1943 in Pontiac, Mich. to Glenn I. Berryman and Veda Ellis Clayton.

He grew up in the Lindsay area, graduating from Lindsay High School in 1961.

Mr. Berryman enlisted in the United States Air Force on March 7, 1963 and served in the Vietnam War from April 16, 1966 to December 15, 1966, and was honorable discharged on Jan. 18, 1967.

He graduated from Seminole Junior College and was employed as a restaurant manager and cook until his retirement due to health.

J.D. and Jo Kay Underwood were married on Nov. 19, 1968 in Del City and lived in the Seminole and Shawnee area.

He is survived by his wife of the home; seven children, Shelly and husband Tim Hall of Oklahoma City, Roberta Haney of Okmulgee, Steve and wife Julie Haney of Shawnee, Andrea and husband T.J. Henderson, Cydney and husband Todd Wood of Edmond, Scotty Berryman and Timothy Berryman of the home, 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and one step-son, Kelly Lee Haney.

Pallbearers will include the Seminole Chapter Honor Color Guard of the Vietnam EraVeteran’s Intertribal Association.

Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Wood, T.J. Henderson, Scott Berryman, Steve Haney, Tim Hall, Keith Ruminer, Allen Ruminer, Kelly Bell, Russ Haskins, David Thompson, Bob Nauni, and Stanley Beasley.

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Janie Bevelhymer

Funeral services for Janie Lynn Bevelhymer are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Burial is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Bevelhymer died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at her home at the age of 51.

She was born Feb. 2, 1950 in Odessa, Texas to L.C. "Pete" and Betty (Burris) Fowler.

She married Jake Bevelhymer on Sept. 28, 1968 in Wewoka.

Bevelhymer attended the Assembly of God.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one daughter, Kelli Davis of Ada; one son, Russell Bevelhymer of Dallas, Texas; her parents of Seminole; and three grandchildren.

LeRoy Bible

Graveside funeral service for LeRoy Bible are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holdenville Cemetery.

Rev. Meredith Robinson is set to officiate.

Burial is under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Bible died Monday, July 8, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 81.

He was born Jan. 2, 1921 to Roy and Louella Satterley Bible in Sasakwa.

He was a lifelong resident of the area and a past member of the Lion’s Club and the American Legion.

Bible was a veteran of World War II with the US Army.

He worked as a roughneck in the oilfields and as a contractor with the US Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine of the home; two sons, LeRoy Bible Jr. of Bentonville, Ark. and Rusty Boible of Holdenville; three daughters, Susie Hester of Holdenville, Karla Harden of Gerty, and Tanda Baca of Lamar; three brothers, Jack Bible of Wewoka and Wayne Bible and Bill Bible, both of Sasakwa; one sister, Jana Heard of Sasakwa; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Bible, Bryan Bible, Jacob Baca, Andy Baca and Darrin Bible.

Roxie Blackshire

Funeral services for Seminole resident Roxie Keesee Blackshire are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Lima.

Rev. W.E. Cooper is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Blackshire died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 89.

She was born April 9, 1912 in Wetumka to Paul and Randy Keesee.

She retired from First United Methodist Church where she worked for many years.

Blackshire was a member of First Baptist Church of Lima and served in the Missionary Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rayford Houston; her parents; four brothers, Henry, Joe, Bozie and Clarence Keesee; and two sisters, Mary Bruner and Lela Mae Harper.

She is survived by one daughter, Mildred Blackshire; one sister, Margretta Douglas of Claborne Texas; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Randal Bonstaff

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Randal "Randy" Bonstaff are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home in LaPlace, La.

Burial will follow in St. John Memorial Gardens in LaPlace.

Bonstaff, 36, died Thursday morning in St. John Hospital in Tulsa after a short bout with cancer.

He was born Feb. 14, 1966, in Louisiana, to Cheryl Mitchell and Jack Bonstaff.

While living in Seminole, he owned and operated Grasshopper Lawn Service for several years.

He went to work for Gordon Jewelers in Shawnee in August, 1998, and was promoted to manager of the Muskogee store in February, 2001.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cheryl and JR Mitchell of LaPlace, La.; his father and stepmother, Jack and Cathy Bonstaff of Ponchatrain, La.; four sisters, Rhonda Doeman of Pont, Renee Bonstaff and Rochelle Bonstaff, both of LaPlace. and Jenifer Bonstaff of Bidico; his grandmother Ella Dean Bonstaff; and his best friend, Michael Mooney, Muskogee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTINE M. BOREN DIES

 

 

 

jh/11-07-02

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeff Hickman

University Press Secretary

(405) 325-3916

OKLAHOMA CITY – Educator Christine M. Boren, leader of one of Oklahoma’s most prominent families, died in Oklahoma City today at the age of 88 after a struggle with cancer. She was the wife of the late U.S. Congressman Lyle H. Boren; the mother of University of Oklahoma President David Boren, the former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator; and the grandmother of State Representative-elect Dan Boren of Seminole.

Services for Mrs. Boren will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 11, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 15th & Robinson in Oklahoma City. Graveside services will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Mrs. Boren was a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in elementary education. At OSU, she was the Pi Beta Phi Homecoming Queen. She taught second grade at the Hominy Public Schools before her marriage to Congressman Lyle H. Boren in December of 1936. The Borens were married in the Methodist parsonage in Stillwater by the well-known blind minister Wilmoore Kendall who had been their minister while they were students.

Mrs. Boren accompanied her husband to Washington as a young bride in 1937 as he began 10 years of service in Congress. She was a new Congressional wife with Lady Bird Johnson; Margaret Chase Smith, who later became a U.S. Senator; and several other national leaders. She was very active in the Congressional Club, a service organization comprised of Congressional spouses.

After her husband completed his service in Congress and returned to Seminole, Christine Boren became active in many civic organizations in Seminole including the PTA, the Seminole Garden Club, Chapter CL of PEO and the First United Methodist Church. She was also active in the Cow Belles, an auxiliary organization of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, of which her husband was one of the three founders.

She made her home in Oklahoma City for the past 30 years where she was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the Oklahoma City Art League, the 20th Century Club and the Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club of Oklahoma City.

She was also active in the Girl Scouts of America and was named "Mother of the Year" by the Oklahoma Girl Scouts.

Mrs. Boren was actively involved as a volunteer in the political races of her husband, son and grandson. She was proud of her role as a partner with them in public service. She was especially proud of the election of her grandson last Tuesday.

Christine Boren was born in Plattsburg, Missouri, on July 3, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Clifford McKown and Alice Villines McKown. Her father was the postmaster at Maud, Oklahoma, where she grew up. Her grandfather Tom Villines was one of Maud’s founders.

She met her future husband Lyle H. Boren in Ada while she was a high school student at Horace Mann High School which was affiliated with East Central Oklahoma University. Lyle Boren was a student instructor for East Central at the time.

Christine Boren is survived by her daughter Susan Boren Dorman and her husband Mark of Washington, D.C., where Susan Boren is a senior researcher at the Library of Congress; her son David Boren and his wife Molly Shi Boren of Norman; her granddaughter Carrie Christine Boren, a theology student at Oxford University in England; and her grandson State Representative-elect Dan Boren of Seminole.

David Boren said of his mother, "I wish that every child in America could have a mother like mine. She was a constant source of strength, encouragement and love to her family. She was always there when we needed her. She brought out the best in everyone who knew her and reached out in kindness to help those around her."

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Christine Boren Fund at the University of Oklahoma Foundation or to the Lyle H. Boren Guidance Center at St. Gregory’s College in Shawnee.

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Jessie Boyd

WEWOKA – Memorial services for Jessie D. Boyd are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Mike Kirby is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Boyd died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at the age of 80.

He was born Dec. 27, 1921 in Hulbert to Jess and Maude (Martin) Boyd.

He was raised in the Hulbert and Wagoner area and attended school in Hulbert.

He married Joycette (Degg) Boyd on June 18, 1976 in Denton, Texas.

Boyd enlisted in the United States Army on Feb. 14, 1941.

He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict before retiring May 8, 1964 after 23 years of service.

He later moved from Del City to Wewoka in 1977.

Boyd is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Madeline Willis and Carmen Seratt; and three brothers, Jack, Joe, and John Boyd.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sisters, Ophelia Peters of Tulsa and Cloie Rhodes of Sacramento, Calif.; four daughters, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers are the V.F.W. post #1311.

Jessie D. Boyd

WEWOKA – A memorial service for Wewoka resident Jessie D. Boyd is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Mike Kirby will officiate.

Boyd died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the age of 80.

He was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Hulbert to Jess and Maude (Martin) Boyd.

He was reared in the Hulbert-Wagoner area and attended school at Hulbert.

He enlisted in the US Army on Feb. 14, 1941. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict and retired in 1964 after 23 years of active service.

He moved from Del City to Wewoka in 1977.

He married Joycette (Degg) Boyd on Jan. 18, 1976, at Denton, Texas; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include two sisters, Ophelia Peters, Tulsa, and Cloie Rhodes, Sacramento, Calif.; four daughters; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Madeline Willis and Carmen Seratt; and three brothers, Jack, Joe and John Boyd.

Honorary pallbearers will include VFW Post 1311.

Pink Bradley

Funeral services for Seminole native Pink J. Bradley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the Calvary Baptist Church in Andrews, Texas.

Revs. Mike Henson and Ivy Shelton will officiate the services.

Burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, with services under the direction of McNett Funeral Home, Andrews, Texas.

Bradley died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002 at Permian General Hospital in Andrews, Texas, at the age of 88.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1914 in Seminole.

Bradley married Nova Davis on Jan. 24, 2002 in Konawa. They moved to Andrews in 1967.

He was retired from ARCO where he was employed for 35 years.

Bradley was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Andrews.

Bradley is survived by his wife, Nova, Andrews, Texas; two sons, Jimmy D. Bradley, Albany, Ga., and Otis Wayne Bradley, Smith Mills, Ky; one sister, Grace Carroll, Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Richard ‘Dick’ Brazell

Funeral services for Richard Napoleon "Dick" Brazell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Bill Liggett is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Brazell died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at his home at the age of 78.

He was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Seminole County to Jasper William Brazell and Maggie (Thomas) Brazell Reynolds.

He married Betty Jo (Dickerson) on July 3, 1953 in Seminole.

She preceded Brazell in death on Sept. 6, 1969.

He retired in 1978 from the oilfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Richard Brazell in 1995; one brother, Billie Brazell in 1994; and two sisters, Otherene Reynolds in 1981 and Wilma Smith in 1957.

Brazell is survived by two sons, Gorden Dye and Donald Brazell, both of Bristow; three daughters, Deanna Chamdler of Tulsa and Sandy Elliott and Teresa McShane, both of Bristow; two sisters, Vausey Kramer of Konawa and Nadine Collins of Shawnee; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Terry Groves, Kenny Dickerson, Don Dickerson, J. Dee Marinko, Michael Lynn, and Erich Olds.

Brazell

Elmer Brewer

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Elmer Brewer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Johnny Chesser is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Holdenville City Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Brewer died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 84.

He was born July 18, 1917 in Stuart to Sam Brewer and Molly Moore.

He was raised in the Stuart area and attended School at Chickasha.

Brewer married Lenora (Lawrence) Brewer on March 15, 1974 in Ada.

He was a retired employer with the city of Holdenville Landfill.

He also worked as a heavy equipment operator and a farmer.

Brewer was a member of the House of Prayer Church in Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by parents Sam and Molly Brewer.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one daughter, Loretta Byerly of Holdenville; one sister, Ola Williams of California; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Kenny Brewer, Donald Brewer, A.L. Lucas, Curtis Ledbetter, Floyd Ledbetter and Evert Ledbetter.

Hazel Brewer

KONAWA – Funeral services Hazel Janett Brewer are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ.

Frank Brewer is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Brewer died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 82.

She was born Jan. 23, 1920 in Ozark County, Mo. to Ned and Harriet (Reynolds) Davidson.

She married R.C. Brewer on Feb. 14, 1945 in Reno, Nev.

Brewer was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Rethel Homer Brewer; three brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Ruben L. Brewer of Bolter City, Nev. And Roger Lee Brewer of Konawa; one daughter, Pauline Nysveen of Konawa; one sister, Flossie Davidson of Ada; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Gregory Brewer, Eric Christianson, Gordon Brewer, Jeff Scherrill, Anthony Landers, Tommy King, Ryan Barton, Bo Hosinger, Dustin Jones and Corey Fixico.

Brewer

Betty Briggs

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Betty (Beal) Briggs are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. David Karges will officiate the services.

Briggs died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 74.

She was born to Fred Beal and Marguerite Rebekah (Wymore) Beal on May 19, 1927 in Holdenville.

Beal moved to Seminole from Holdenville as a small child and was a resident here until she recently moved to Shawnee.

She received her Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, and was a supervisor at the Department of Human Services in Seminole County where she retired after 26 years of service.

Beal was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole, a member of the Rebekah Lodge, and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a nephew, Randy Cleek; and a brother-in-law, Bill Cleek.

Beal is survived by two daughters, Vicki Duff and Becky McGowan, both of Shawnee; one sister, Ramona Cleek, Shawnee; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Patrick Duff, Steven Haney, Andy McGowan, Matthew McGowan, Brian Santiago, and Don Santiago.

Ethelda Brinker

Graveside funeral services for Ethelda Brinker are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Quincy Hammons is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ethelda died Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 74.

She was a lifelong Seminole resident who grew up east of Seminole.

She was born Aug. 8, 1927 in Seminole to T. Everett and Martha Estas (Tigner) Stubbs.

Ethelda married Chester Brinker on Nov. 8, 1945 in Seminole.

She was a retired schoolteacher. She taught all of her career at the Pleasant Grove School District west of Seminole.

She was a member of the Church of the First Born of Shawnee.

Ethelda spent the last few years of her life enjoying spending time with and helping raise her great-grandson Nicholas Brinker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, T.E. "Dick" Stubbs.

She is survived by her husband of the home in Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Edna Brinker; one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and John Nicholson of Seminole; three brothers, Hilton Stubbs of Ardmore, J.N. Stubbs of Denison, Texas, and George W. Stubbs of Durant; five sisters, Inez Ridings, Clara Streater, Annette Myrick, Mary Cullison, and Jonnie Collins, all of Seminole, and Eva Black of Atwood; grandchildren, Kevin and Jason Brinker, Shelly Nicholson, and Tracy Carroll; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Brinker, Trevor Brinker, John Robert Waldren, Jackie Waldren, Jessica Waldren, Brian Sims and Chandler Carroll.

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Bernice Brooks

MARLOW – Funeral services for former Bowlegs resident Bernice Mae "Sis" Brooks are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel.

Rev. David Woods is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Chapel.

Brooks died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 85.

She was born July 6, 1916 in Bray to C.J. "Lum" and Birdie L. Ward Morrison.

She graduated from Bray High School in 1935.

Brooks married Enoch F. Brooks in Duncan on Aug. 16, 1941.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, LaRena Moritz, in 1996.

She is survived by one son, Mickey Brooks of Marlow; two grandchildren; two brothers, M.L. Morrison and Luther Morrison, both of Marlow; and six sisters, Beatrice Maxwell, Irene Cofer, Faye Hayes, and Tommie Atkinson, all of Marlow, Leota Bowman of Durant, and Frances McCune of Lawton.

Melba Brooks

MAUD – Funeral services for Melba Jean (Goodin) Brooks are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church.

Rev. Carl Whitfield and Rev. Wayne Taylor are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Brooks died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at her daughter’s home in Prague at the age of 75.

She was born Sept. 29, 1926 in Remus to John Wesley and Vaida Florence (Coleman) Goodin.

She was a sales associate for J.C. Penney’s in Shawnee until retiring in 1994.

Brooks was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the W.M.U.

She was an assistant cook at Falls Creek and served on the Trinity Baptist Hostess Committee and was a Vacation Bible School assistant teacher for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donnie L. Goodin on Feb. 12, 1965 and Alvin "Ab" Goodin on Jan. 16, 2002.

Brooks is survived by three daughters, Marie Williams of Prague, Jana Thomas of Tecumseh, and Jean Baysinger of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alton "Bud" Goodin of East Carbon, Utah, Dewey Goodin of Maud, and Delbert Goodin of Del City; two sisters, Norma La Farge of Loveland, Ohio and Sue McCraw of Stillwater.

Casket bearers are Dave Thomas, Mike Williams, Larry Baysinger, Kevin Williams, Justin Baysinger, and Matthew Baysinger.

Honorary bearers are "Bud" Goodin, Dewey Goodin, Delbert Goodin, Arnold LaFarge, and Dean McCraw.

The family request memorial donations be made to the Hospice of Shawnee, 1102 W. MacArthur, Shawnee, 74804.

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Linda Brown

Funeral services for Linda Kay Brown are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Pastor Charles Jones is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in Schoolton Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Brown died Friday, February 8, 2002, at her home in Oklahoma City at the age of 56.

She was born June 26, 1945, in Oklahoma City to Leroy and Rena Cooper Archer.

She graduated from Southeast High School in Oklahoma City, and married Nelson Brown on March 27, 1963.

Brown lived in Bullhead City, Arizona, from 1989 through May, 2001, and worked at the Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nev., before returning to Oklahoma in May.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her mother of Cromwell; her husband, Nelson Brown of Oklahoma City; four sons, James Leroy Brown of Indianapolis, Ind., Nelson Wayne Brown, Jr. and David Ray Brown, both of Shawnee, and John J. Brown of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Coyle of Cromwell and Neva Weller of Newalla.

Pallbearers are Nelson Brown Jr., John J. Brown, Robert J. Moseley, David Brown, James Leroy Brown and Ron Weller.

Patsy Brown

MUSTANG – Funeral services for Konawa High School graduate Patsy Jo Brown were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Burial was to follow at 3 p.m. today at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Brown died Friday, March 22, 2002 at an Oklahoma City hospital after a lengthy illness at the age of 72.

She was born Nov. 8, 1929 in Ada to Hugh and Jesse Patton Bowles.

She grew up in the Vamoosa and Konawa area.

Brown was a 1948 graduate of Konawa High School and attended East Central University in Ada.

She was a partner of the family business, P & C Sales.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and had been a longtime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ada where she served for many years as the church secretary.

Brown was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Barry; one brother, Butch Bowles, two sisters, Lenoir Harbour and Janie Bowles-Duncan.

She is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Brown of the home; one son, Philip Brown of Oklahoma City; and one grandson.

Steve Brown

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Steve Brown, the brother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene at 3100 North Rockwell.

Burial is to follow at Bethany Cemetery under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service.

Brown died at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2002.

He had battled lung disease, kidney failure, heart surgery and gall bladder removal in the days before his death, according to the family.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Brown of Oklahoma City; six sons, David of Farmerville, La., Doyle of Woodward, Dale of Pauls Valley, Darrell of Prague, Dwayne of Bethany, and Douglas of Mustang; three sisters, Alma Flannery of Seminole, Cora Brown and Betty Sandlin; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fannie Bruner

Graveside services for Seminole resident Fannie Lenore (Brown) Bruner are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Green Hill Memorial Cemetery in Sapulpa.

Revs. Carol Walker, Joe Coon, and Bruner’s nephew, Dewayne Tiger, will officiate the services.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bruner died Sunday, July 28, 2002 at her home in Seminole at the age of 84.

She was born to Clarence Yahlane Brown and Wattie (Bigpond) Brown on Jan. 29, 1918 in Bristow.

Bruner moved to Seminole from Sapulpa, and was a homemaker, and a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ocie Brown, Sam Lewis, and Chief James Brown; and one great-grandson, Ryan Keith Pierce, Jr.

Bruner is survived by four daughters, Joyce Brennan, Moore, and Billie Tiger, Norma Tiger, and Roberta "Bertie" Coon, all of Seminole; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Bruner

James ‘J-Bird’ Bruner

Wake services for James Lee "J-Bird" Bruner are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

The procession to Tekopuchee Methodist Church is to begin at 10 a.m. Friday and services are to begin there at 1:30 p.m.

Rev. Malcolm Tiger is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Yahola-Fixico Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Bruner died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 at his home in Holdenville at the age of 32.

He was born Jan. 15, 1970 in Holdenville to Louis and Nora Bruner.

He attended Holdenville Schools and was a member of Tekopuchee Methodist Church.

Bruner was employed with Wrangler for two years until his illness in December.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Winley Fixico and Cora Lowe.

He is survived by his parents of the home; one brother, Thomas Bruner of Holdenville; and one grandfather, California Fixico of Holdenville.

Pallbearers are Steve McGirt, Eric Thlocco, Mike Brown, Randall Billy, Henry Factor, Mike Tiger, John McCosar, and Greg Poafibitty.

Honorary pallbearers are Lloyd Harjo, Brian Factor, Joe Tiger, Ronnie Hulbutta, Daniel Gray, Greg Smith, Ronnie George, Punkin King, and Richmond Tiger.

Linda Bruner

Funeral services for Linda Sue Bruner are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Wilburn Bruner of Greater Canon Baptist Church of Oklahoma City is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Leader Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Bruner died Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Midwest City Regional Medical Center at the age of 51.

She was born Nov. 16, 1950 in Wewoka to Charley and Pernie (Colbert) Bruner.

She left Wewoka in 1966 and had resided in Oklahoma City for the last 35 years.

Bruner had attended dental school.

She was employed by General Motors for eight years and also worked as a housekeeper at the Marriott in Oklahoma City.

She was a member of Greater Canon Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Wilburn Bruner.

Bruner was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by a special friend, Willie Howard; one daughter, Sheila Ann Bruner of Oklahoma City; one son, Rodney Bruner of Oklahoma City; nine sisters, Victorine Simmons of Houston, Texas, Madean Carolina, Rena Alford, Ola Faye Bruner, and Dorothy Bruner, all of Wewoka, Corine Bruner, Asylene Bruner, Rose Bruner, and Ellen Roberts, all of Oklahoma City; four brothers, David Bruner, Willis Bruner, and Fred Bruner, all of Oklahoma City, and Bobby Bruner of Wewoka.

McArthur Bruner

WEWOKA – Funeral services for McArthur Bruner, the brother of Wewoka resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Wilbur Bruner is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Leader Cemetery in Stonewall under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Bruner died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2001 at his home in Oklahoma City at the age of 59.

He was born Nov. 9, 1942 to Charley and Pernie Bruner in Ada where lived until moving to Oklahoma City in 1976.

He worked as an auto mechanic for 40 years in Oklahoma City and retired from the Housing Authority of Oklahoma City.

Bruner was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joby, Vernon and Bobby Gene Bruner; and three sisters, Alice Byrd and Betty and Stella Bruner.

He is survived by four brothers, David, Willis, and Fred Bruner, all of Oklahoma City and Bobby Bruner of Wewoka; 10 sisters, Ola Faye Bruner, Rena Alford, and Madeen Carolina, all of Wewoka, Corine, Dorothy, and Rose Bruner all of Choctaw, Ellen Roberts and Asylene Bruner, both of Oklahoma City, and Victorine Simmons of Houston, Texas.

Naomi Bryan

Funeral services for Seminole resident Naomi Allen Bryan, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Historic Strothers Chapel in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. David Karges will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bryan passed away on Tuesday May 7, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 84.

She was born to Ambrose Allen Dickey and Louisa Jane (Brock) Dickey on Aug. 23, 1917 in Branch, Ark.

Bryan moved to Seminole 65 years ago from Branch.

She married Tillman Pendergrass "Mutt" Bryan on Jan. 18, 1936 in Franklin County, Ark.

Bryan was a homemaker and worked as a legal secretary from 1975 to 1998 for Gipson, Johnston and McMains Law Firm.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for years where she and her husband were members of the wedding ring class.

Bryan was a Pink Lady for several years at the Seminole Municipal Hospital, and secretary of the Women’s Wesley Group for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tillman, on June 26, 1974; her parents; and two sisters, Leola Gipson and Edra Dill.

Bryan is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dickey and Mary Bryan, Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Sam Pool, Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Keli Pool Roper and her husband Jeff, Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Pool, Houston, Texas, and Jeremy, Eric, and Kari Bryan, all of Seminole; two great-grandchildren, Evan and Ryan Roper, Houston, Texas; one nephew and his wife, Patti, and their children Fred and Lisa Gipson, Lisa and Greg Barnard, and Elizabeth and Dusty Base; one niece, Linda Sharpe, and her children, Cal Sharpe, John Sharpe, and Susan and Jeff Downs; niece Norma Moore and her husband Phillip; and nine great-great nieces and nephews.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the restoration of Historic Strothers Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery Chapel Association, P.O. Box 1062, Seminole, 74818-1062.

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Naomi Bryan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Naomi Bryan are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Historic Strothers Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bryan died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

Further information is pending with the funeral home.

Gennell Bryant

Funeral services for Seminole resident Gennell Lynn (Edgell) Bryant, were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Kenneth L. Edgell, Chris Meek, and Roger Brewer officiated the services.

Burial followed at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bryant died Friday, May 3, 2002 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 36.

She was born to Daryl Wayne Edgell and Susie Esther (Griffith) Edgell on Dec. 11, 1965 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

Bryant lived most of her life in Seminole, having moved here from Wyoming.

She was a 1984 graduate of Bowlegs High School.

She married Donald (Donnie) Taft Bryant on Dec. 23, 1992 at the First Church of God in Seminole.

Bryant worked at a Nursing home in Wewoka, and was currently employed at Richards Quick Stop and Custom Coating, both in Seminole.

She was a member of the Church of Nazarene where she was a teacher and drove the church bus.

Bryant was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marcus and Clara Edgell, and Theodore and Alice Griffith; her father, Daryl Edgell; and her great-niece, Shalinda Swanson Bloom.

She is survived by her mother, Susie Esther Edgell, Seminole; her husband, Donald (Donnie) Taft Bryant, Seminole; and five brothers, Theodore Edgell, Walter Wayne Edgell, Bobby Ray Edgell, Jerry Jackson Edgell, all of Seminole, and Kenneth Lee Edgell, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers are Tony Edgell, Marcus Edgell II, Bruce Edgell, Christopher Yancey, Kenny Waterman, and Aaron Edgell.

Honorary bearers are Kent Dawson, Jim Blakely, Greg Bloom, and Richard Cline.

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LeDon Buckley Jr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident LeDon Buckley, Jr., are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sand Creek Church in Wetumka.

A wake service will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. J. B. Fish will officiate the funeral services.

Interment will follow on Saturday at the Sand Creek Church Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Buckley died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 45.

He was born to LeDon Buckley and Mary Jane Fish Buckley in Holdenville on Jan. 16, 1957.

Buckley’s family moved to California for a number of years before returning to Oklahoma in 1990.

He married Dinah Dionne on June 15, 1981 in California.

Buckley was a self-employed roofer and worked in the housing industry prior to retiring due to health reasons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Buckley is survived by his wife, Dinah Dionne Buckley; two sons, David Buckley and Kenneth Buckley; one daughter, Monique Buckley; three sisters, Sandra Buckley, Oklahoma City, and Mary Ronnell Buckley and LaDonna Buckley, both of Seminole; and two brothers, Kenneth Buckley, Wetumka and Larry Buckley, Seminole.

Pallbearers are Marsey Scott, Ronnie Whitetree, Sampson Fish, James Scott, Jeremy Fish, John Fish, Ben Buckley and Justin Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are J.R. Fields and Bunny Powell.

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Dorothy Bumgardner

Graveside funeral services for Wewoka resident Dorothy Mae Bristow Bumgardner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Rev. Barney Gibson is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bumgardner died Thursday, July 4, 2002 at Unity Health North in Shawnee at the age of 77.

She had been a Wewoka resident since moving there from Tecumseh in 1981.

She was born Dec. 5, 1924 in Sparks to Clarence and Mattie (Durbin) Hughes.

Bumgardner married Joshua Barney Bristow. He preceded her in death in July of 1970.

She then married Ralph Bumgardner. He preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1989.

She was a retired nurse from Parkview Nursing Home in Shawnee.

Bumgardner was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, Bob Bristow in 1991; one sister, Thelma Turner; and three grandchildren, Debra Bristow in 1997, Debra Leann Bristow in 2000, and Joshua Barney Bristow.

She is survived by two sons, Eugene Bristow of Wewoka and Ray Bristow of Seminole; one stepson, Johnny Stephens of Seminole; one daughter, Linda Nelson Quinalty of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Becky Carlson of Seminole; one brother, Lloyd Hughes of Seminole; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Johnny Stephens, Ray Bristow, Steve Carlson, Oartie Anderson, Billie Bradshaw, and Jesse Gibioney.

 

Thomas Burgin

Funeral services for Seminole native Thomas Leonard Burgin were held today at the United Pentecostal Church in Okemah.

Rev. David Shatwell officiated.

Interment followed at Schoolton Cemetery near Okemah under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Burgin died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 in Seminole at the age of 49.

He was born Jan. 24, 1953 in Seminole to Francis Thomas and Betty June Burgin.

He had been a resident of Seminole since 1988 and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Okemah.

Burgin had been employed by Hodges Trucking in Oklahoma City.

He attended South East High School in Oklahoma City.

He was active in the jail ministry before he had to travel long distances.

Burgin was preceded in death by his father, Francis Thomas Burgin.

He is survived by his mother; his wife, Mary Lou (Starr) Burgin of Okemah; two sons, Thomas Burgin Jr. of San Diego, Calif., and Terrence Burgin of Lexington, Ky. one stepson, Rodney Starr of Seminole; two sisters, Angila Dibble of Oklahoma City and Melissa Jean Honsinger of Tuskahoma; and three grandchildren.

Church members will the active pallbearers.

 

Stella ‘Pumpkin’ Bush

Graveside funeral services for Seminole resident Stella "Pumpkin" Bush are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bush died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 79.

She was born Oct. 19, 1922 in Shawnee to Wesley William and Bernice (Nelson) Dougless.

She married Rex McDonald Bush on Feb. 6, 1946 in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Bush was a homemaker and a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge and the American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on Aug. 5, 1999; two sisters and one daughter.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Paula Davis Dommert and Tracy Davis Melton; five great-grandchildren; and one special nephew, W.E. Woodward of Miami.

 

Madge Bussey

Graveside funeral services for Made Marie Carper Bussey are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Wetumka Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Bussey died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Ranch Terrace Nursing Home in Sapulpa at the age of 87.

She was born in Clarksville, Ark. on April 12, 1915 to George Arthur and Beulah May (Dalton) Ray.

She married Nick Lucas (Pete) Craper in 1932 in Logan County, Ark.

He preceded her in death in August of 1955.

She then married William Franklin "Frank" Bussey on July 30, 1991 in Shawnee.

He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2001.

Bussey was a school cook for Wetumka Public School for many years and was also a homemaker.

She was a member of Maud First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one brother; one sister; and one son, Don Carper in 1961.

Bussey is survived by four sons, Kenneth Carper of Sapulpa, L.E. Carper of Sand Springs, Jimmy Carper of Ventura, Calif., and Bill Carper of Davis; one daughter, Betty Houtz of Newalla; 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers, Clyde Ray and Shifford Ray, both of Wetumka, R.H. Ray of Maud, James Harold Ray of Seminole, and M.L. Ray of Long Beach, Miss.; and one sister, Merle Sanders of Seminole.

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Opal Cagle

Funeral services for Opal Laverne (Nottingham) Cagle are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Calvin.

Rev. Eddy Matthews and Rev. Bart Effinger are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Kingston Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cagle died Monday, June 10, 2002 at Jan Frances Care Center in Ada at the age of 73.

She lived around Ada for 10 years and then lived in Kingston for 22 years. She moved back to Ada last year.

She was born July 26, 1928 in Big Clifty, Ky. to Harley and Resia Mydia (Royalty) Nottingham.

Cagle married Paul Richard Cagle in Big Clifty, Ky. on Dec. 22, 1946.

She was a homemaker and owned Byng Grocery with her husband for several years in the 1970’s.

She and her husband were both employees of the Texoma Park Rangers.

Cagles attended Streetman Road Baptist Church in Texoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Holbert Nottingham in 1986.

She is survived by one son, Jerry Cagle of Ada; one daughter, Jan Russell of Calvin; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Alfred ‘A.D.’ Calvert

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Alfred David "A.D." Calvert are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Bro. Larry Chesser and Bro. Dwight Gonzales are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Calvert died following a lengthy illness on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 while on his way home from an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was 82.

He was born in Ada on Oct. 9, 1919 to William Spencer and Allie Meda Hopkins Calvert.

Calvert lived in east central Oklahoma most of his life.

He attended school in Texas and married Gladys Johnson on May 23, 1943.

He worked in the oilfield as a driller before retiring in 1980.

Calvert is survived by his wife of the home; four daughters, JoAnn Calvert and Evelyn Calvert, both of San Jose, Calif., and Shirley Threet and Marsha Sawyer, both of Wewoka; three sons, Lloyd Scroggins and David and Jimmy Calvert, all of Wewoka; one sister, Wonda Sherfield of Texas; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Phyllis Vance; one son, Tommy Calvert; and one grandson, Larry Calvert.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bo Calvert, Kevin Calvert, Rick Harris and Brandon Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Gary Calvert, Terry Calvert, Aldred Dean Calvert, Larry Scroggins, Tommy Sawyer, Johnny Harris, Michael Pierce, Brian Calvert-Sisco, Tammy Roy, Connie Marshall, Tracy Calvert, Stacy Calvert, Kimberly Calvert, Stephanie Gilbert, and Danielle Carpenter.

J.R. Calvert

MAUD – Funeral services for J.R. Calvert are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church.

Rev. Virgil Calvert and Rev. Wayne Taylor are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Calvert died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at O.U. Medical Center at the age of 69.

He was born April 4, 1932 in Mustang to Hiram Byron Sr. and Izora (Jarvis) Calvert.

He married Janice Carolyne Smith on March 13, 1970 in Shawnee.

Calvert was a brick mason and worked in the industry for over 40 years before retiring.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Noble Alumni Association.

He was a volunteer for the Boy’s Baseball Association.

Calvert organized the Three-on-Three Tournaments in Maud.

He served as president of the Maud Three-on-Three Association for many years.

He recently built a court yard at Noble High School for the Noble Alumni Association.

Calvert was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Carmen Calvert McCraw in 1993; one brother, Roy Calvert; and one sister, Violet Calvert.

He is survived by his wife of the home; four sons, Randy Calvert, Jimmy Calvert, and Brandon Calvert, all of Maud, and David Calvert of Tulsa; four daughters, Carolyn Green and Rita Smith, both of McAlester, Kathy Lewis of Maud and Anna Van Orden of Island Lake, Ill.; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Victor Calvert of Broken Arrow, Rev. Virgil Calvert of Pawnee, and Ray Calvert of Bixby; and five sisters, Velma Williams, Donna McMillian, and Rose Lee Edgemond, all of Noble, Ester Bryant of Slaughterville, and Dorita Cheatwood of McKiddyville.

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David Camp

Funeral services for David DeWayne "Buddy" Camp are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Rev. Rains and Rev. Houston Tiger are set to officiate.

Wake services are set for 6:30 Saturday evening.

The body will be taken to Sand Creek Church at 5 p.m. for wake services Sunday evening.

Interment is to follow in the Bender Family Center under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Camp died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the age of 39.

He was born March 19, 1963 to Johnny Camp and Lillie Bender Wood.

He attended school in Konawa and graduated from Norman High School in 1980.

Camp was a member of the Concord Baptist Church in Norman.

He was employed with Concrete Coring Company.

He married Tina Akin Camp on June 28, 1998.

Camp was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; five daughter, Shi-Lynn Camp and Amy GoKey, both of Norman, Mary Camp of Dallas, Texas, and Lotoya Camp and Lagina Camp, both of Florida; one son, Randy Camp of Norman; one brother, Wade Camp of Norman; and five sisters, Christine Fleming, Wilma Cooper, an Darlene Chesser, all of Norman, Stella Culberson of Connerville, and Arlene Warner of Tulsa.

Edith Campbell

Our precious loved one Edith L. Campbell (Hewlett) went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 after a lengthy illness.

She passed away at her home in Seminole with her daughter and son-in-law at her bedside.

She was born in Shawnee to Sam and Ada (Carrell) Hewlett on Dec. 27, 1912.

Edith was very close to her loving stepfather, Karl Montague.

She married Jirl D. Campbell on Oct. 12, 1935 in Oklahoma City.

Her husband, parents, and two sisters preceded her in death.

Edith’s main enjoyment and task in life was being a loving Mother and Grandmother.

She was a member of the Putnam City Church of Christ.

She was past President and lifetime member of the Bethany Warr Acres American Legion Auxiliary Unit 12.

Edith lived over 30 years in Warr Acres then moved to Yukon to live with her daughter and son-in-law for 20 years.

The family moved from Yukon to Seminole in March of 2000.

The last days of her life were made comfortable by the loving care of the personnel of Frontier Hospice of Bethany.

Edith "Grandma" is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William D. and Miriam Campbell of Marietta, Ga.; her daughter and son-in-law, Carrell and Johnny Brooks of Seminole; three grandchildren, David Campbell and his wife, Lori of Acworth, Ga., Denise (Campbell) Clark and husband Brian of Marietta, Ga., and April Brooks of Washington D.C.; four great-grandchildren, Michelle and Austin Clark and Alyse and Alan Campbell, all of Georgia.

She is also survived by a special young lady, Mikka Walker of Mustang, other family members, and scores of friends.

Funeral services for Edith are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2002 at Bill Merritt Funeral Chapel in Bethany.

Interment is to follow at Spring Creek Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

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Billy Cannon

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Billy G. "Bud" Cannon are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Don Ramsey, Gary Pollard, Floyd Tate, and Dr. Jack Medlock will officiate.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

There will be no committal service at graveside. Services will conclude at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Cannon died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 76.

He was born to Lester "Boss" Cannon and Lois (Aylor) Cannon on Sept. 8, 1926 in the Little Community.

Cannon lived in Seminole and Little most of his life, and lived in Oklahoma City from 1953-1983.

He was a graduate of Strother High School and Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater where he earned his degree in Agriculture.

Cannon served in World War II and Korea as a Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy.

He married Dorothy Jean (Morehead) Cannon on June 7, 1962 in Seminole.

Cannon was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service with over 29 years of service.

He converted to Christ as a teenager attending the Highway Baptist Church, and was later affiliated with the Tri-City Christian Center and Glad Tidings Assembly of God.

Cannon was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Lester Cannon.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sons, Kenneth Snell, Auburn, Wash. and William Snell, Midwest City; two daughters, Patricia McNatt, Allen, Texas and Diana Snell, Greenwood, Ark.; one brother, Jimmy Cannon, Seminole; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

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Lorene Mae Cannon

Lorene Mae (Guinn) Cannon of Seminole went to be with her Lord on July 29, 2002.

She fought hard and strong throughout her battle with renal cancer.

She was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Boynton to Lee and Clara Mae Guinn.

She graduated from Strother High School and attended Draughon’s Business College in Oklahoma City.

She retired after working 21 years at Tinker Air Force Base.

After retirement from Tinker, she worked and retired from Midwest City Memorial Hospital.

She served as a living example of a true Christian woman and was a charter member of Country Estates Baptist Church in Midwest City.

For the last several years, she served as pianist for the Adult Sunday School Department at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She enjoyed being around "young" people and was the adoptive "Grandma" mascot of the girls’ softball teams at Seminole State College.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Kenneth "Pompey" Cannon.

She is survived by one daughter, Corky Cantrell and her husband, Jim, of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Lester Lee Cannon of Moore, Kenneth "Diz" Cannon and partner, Duane Erwin of Rockville, Md.; three grandchildren, Kristy Benardello and husband John of Midwest City, Brady Cantrell and wife, Bridget, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Nicki Cannon of Austin, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Kourtney Jenkins, John-Michael Bernardello and Cydeiya Stephens-Benardello of Midwest City; two sisters, Florene Tinsley (her twin) of Seminole, Etta Lee Comstock of Shawnee; one brother, Furman Roy Guinn of Great Bend, Kan.; three nieces; three nephews and one niece being a "Special Angel," Donna "Kitty" Reeves.

Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will be officiating.

A private family interment will be held in the afternoon at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Lorene Cannon Scholarship Fund, Seminole State College Educational Fund, P.O. Box 351, Seminole.

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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 Swearingen 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 Carbitcher 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 Carbitcher Jr.; and Monroe Carbitcher.

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 Carbitcher, Seminole; three daughters, Michelle Burden, Wewoka, Tiffany Carbitcher, Konawa, and Elizabeth Carbitcher, Seminole; three brothers, Jimpsey Carbitcher, Dallas, Texas, Cooky Carbitcher, Seminole, and Rusty Carbitcher, Stroud; six sisters, Dora Hill, Seminole, Marion Brown, Bowlegs, Nettie Haney, Seminole, and Pat Larney, Norman.

Casket bearers are all nephews, cousins and friends.

Honorary bearers are all brothers-in-laws, Henry Yargee, Shawn Jones, and the SNDA Maintenance Department of Rivermist Casino.

 

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Leslie Carpitcher

Funeral services for Leslie Carpitcher are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Webster Fixico is set to officiate.

A wake service is set for 7 p.m. tonight at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church.

Burial is to follow at Rock Springs Indian Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Carpitcher died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at his home in Sasakwa at the age of 85.

He was born Aug. 4, 1916 in Sasakwa to Carbochee and Ellie Carpitcher.

He married Irene Carpitcher (Johnson) on Jan. 29, 1981 in Sasakwa.

Carpitcher worked in dry wall construction until he became disabled in 1985.

He was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church of Sasakwa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on Oct. 29, 2001; three brothers and one sister.

Carpitcher is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline Carroll

Funeral services for Pauline J. Patterson Carroll are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Garland Cemetery in Stigler under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Carroll died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 83.

She was born Jan. 11, 1919 in Stillwell to John C. and Ada Mae (Trentham) Walkingstick.

She married Charles "Pat" Patterson. He preceded her in death.

Carroll then married Ulice Lee Carroll. Her also preceded her in death.

She was a retired barber and owned her own barber shop.

She attended the First Assembly of God Church.

Carroll was also preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Ohannesian and Dorothy Price; and two brothers, Clide and Clint Walkingstick.

She is survived by one sister, Calleen Chew of Fresno, Calif.

Wynonna Casey

Funeral services for Wynonna Casey were scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Rev. Larry Chesser is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Casey died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Sunset Estates in Maud at the age of 70.

She was born in Beggs to Jay Casey and Sudie Day.

She lived in Holdenville until she was 12.

Casey is survived by her sister, Pearl Tripp of Konawa and two brothers, John Casey of Seattle, Wash. and Glenn Casey of Oklahoma City.

Her nephews and cousins will serve as pallbearers.

Glen Catlett

Funeral services for Wewoka native Glen D. Catlett are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Enid.

Rev. Richard Fleig will officiate.

Burial will take place at 4 p.m. at Tate Mountain in Wewoka, under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.

Catlett died Thursday, Aug. 1 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid at the age of 62.

He was born to Luther and Birtie Self Catlett on April 14, 1940 in Wewoka.

As a young adult, he worked in the M&P and Jackson grocery stores in Wewoka.

In the 60s, Catlett worked in several oilfields across Oklahoma until 1967, at which time he went to work at Vance Air Force Base for Serve-Air, and later for Northrop working several jobs from mechanic’s helper to aircraft inspector until 1997, when he retired due to ill health.

Catlett was preceded in death by one son, Christopher; his parents; and two brothers, Doyle and Hoyt Catlett.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie, whom he married on March 12, 1982; one sister, Leoma Davidson; one son, Craig of Tulsa; two step-sons, David and Jeff Tidball; two step-daughters, Sonya Wichert and Gwen Tidball; and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Kenneth Cherry

SHAWNEE – Funeral services for Dr. Kenneth A. Cherry, the father of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Chaplain Herry Smith is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Cherry died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at his home at the age of 69.

He was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Detroit, Mich. to Cecil and Virginia (Fike) Cherry.

He attended high school in Michigan and later graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

Cherry was a Doctor of Chiropractics for 30 years in Oklahoma.

He married Jane Hood in 1960 in Las Vegas.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and received the Korean service ribbon, United Nations services medal, National Defense service medal, Merit Unit Commendation and the Korean service ribbon with two bronze service stars.

Cherry was a member of the Joint Chiropractic Association of Oklahoma, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the Federation of Licensing Board of Chiropractic.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Cherry.

He is survived by his wife of Shawnee; four children, Kenneth Cherry Jr. of Arizona, Susan Scott of Seminole, Charles Cherry of Boley, and Jeffrey Cherry of Ft. Gibson; and eight grandchildren.

Jimmy Chesser

Graveside services for Jimmy Leon Chesser are scheduled for Monday in the Little Cemetery.

Larry Chesser and Bill Chesser are set to officiate.

Chesser died Friday evening, February 15, 2002 at his home in Wewoka at the age of 56.

He was born Nov. 14, 1945 in Wewoka to Benjamin Franklin and Ora Elizabeth (Dutey) Chesser.

He lived all his life in Wewoka.

Chesser married Virginia Kay (Arnold) Chesser on May 14, 1966 in Wewoka.

He was a member of the Gleaners Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Chesser is survived by his wife, Virginia Chesser of the home; five sisters, Maxine Nunn of Seminole, Peggy Harmon and Debbie Harrison, both of Wewoka, Minnie Morphis of Cromwell, and Patricia Morphis of Okemah; and four brothers, Larry Chesser, Frankie Chesser and Billy Chesser, all of Wewoka, and Benny Chesser of Holdenville.

Pallbearers are Anthony Chesser, John Morphis, Larry Chesser Jr., Amos Morphis, Randy Rich, Bill Chesser Jr.

Honorary Bearers will be Bill Chesser, Frankie Chesser and Benny Chesser.

 

 

David Choate

Funeral services for lifetime Seminole County resident David Jefferson Choate are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Services are to be held at First Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Allen Wood is to officiate.

He is to be assisted by Rev. David McDougal.

Burial with military honors is to follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Choate died Sunday, June 23, 2002 at his home in Seminole.

He was 83.

He was born Jan. 25, 1919 in Ward Springs to Joseph Elmer and Ella Mae (Harrelson) Choate.

Choate married Veta Fern (Summers) Choate on Dec. 11, 1940 in Sasakwa.

He retired from Seminole Company in 1981.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

As a PFC during World War II, Choate received the Good Conduct Medal.

He was part of 506 A Aircraft stationed in Iwo Jima.

He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Choate was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, David L. Choate of McAlester, and John M. Choate and Jim D. Choate, both of Seminole; one daughter, Linda Holcombe of Tecumseh; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are his grandsons: Jimmy Choate Jr., David Lee Choate Jr., Brian Choate, Jeffery Gorsuch, Aaron Matthew Choate, and Gary Mize.

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Charles Christian

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Charles Douglas Christian are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitefield will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Christian died Monday, Oct. 25, 2002 at the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas at the age of 54.

He was born to Douglas Charles Christian and Agatha Celeste (Colvin) Christian on Jan. 17, 1948 in Oklahoma City.

Christian graduated from Oklahoma State University, then moved to Texas where he attended the University of Houston.

He was a retired computer programmer, and was of Baptist faith.

Christian was preceded in death by his father, Douglas.

He is survived by his mother, Agatha Christian, West Siloam Springs; and two sisters, Nancy Lloyd, Seminole and Lori Billups, Colcord.

Martha ‘Marty’ Christopher

WOODWARD – Funeral services for former Seminole resident Martha "Marty" Christopher are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodward First United Methodist Church.

Rev. Gary Holdeman is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in the Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Billings Funeral Home.

Christopher died Saturday, March 16, 2002 at her home at the age of 61.

She was born Jan. 29, 1941 in Seagraves, Texas on Jan. 29, 1941.

Her father was an engineer for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company and moved his family to Great Bend, Kan. when she was two.

The family then relocated to Seminole where they lived for the next 10 years.

The family moved to Duncan in 1955, but returned to Seminole after her father became ill with cancer.

Christopher graduated from Seminole High School in 1959.

She attended one year at Vassar University in New York.

She completed her four year Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in German at the University of Oklahoma.

On Sept. 10, 1962, Christopher married John Christopher in Seminole, where they lived for the next three years.

She returned to school at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1984 after raising her children to earn her Social Studies Certification.

She began teaching at Woodward High School.

After teaching Social Studies for two years, Christopher began teaching German at Woodward.

She taught German there for 17 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Christopher was a leader in the Happy Clover 4-H Club.

She served as President of the Woodward Jaycee Jaynes in 1969 was selected as the Outstanding Local President for the State of Oklahoma that year.

In 1993, she received the Oklahoma Education Association State Winner of Instructional Excellence Award.

In 1994, she received the Goethe Institute Certificate of Merit for achievements in furthering the study of the German Language and culture in America.

Christopher was named the Woodward District Teacher of the Year in 1997 and in 2000 was named the Oklahoma AATG German Teacher of the Year.

She was named the 2002 Oklahoma Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence just before being diagnosed with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1955; her mother in 1994; and her sister, Paula in 2001.

Christopher is survived by her husband of the home; two daughters, Carol Stoecker of Flower Mound, Texas, Jonna Buck of Norman, and Chris Christopher of Little Elm, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Morgan ‘Paul’ Claborn

Paul Claborn passed away April 9, 2002, at his home in Oklahoma City at the age of 60.

Paul was born on July 19, 1941 in Oklahoma City to Marshall and Lenora Claborn.

He graduated from Seminole High School and worked many years delivering milk for the family-owned Borden Milk Company.

He was an avid fisherman who spent most of his time fishing the ponds east of Seminole.

Paul was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother of Oklahoma City; his sister, Billie Loydean Beal of Oklahoma City; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Penny Claborn and Steve and Tracy Claborn, all of Seminole; and four grandchildren, Derek, Drew, Dillon and Madison Claborn, all of Seminole.

Private memorial services are scheduled for April 13, 2002.

Claborn

Hazel Clark

Funeral services for Hazel Annabelle Clark were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Pam Shirk was set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Clark died Sunday, July 2, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 82.

She was a longtime McCurtain County resident before moving to Konawa in September of 1986.

She was born Jan. 22, 1920 in Provo, Ark. to Zelkirk and Addaline (Robinson) Kennedy.

Clark was a bookkeeper for the family plumbing contracting business and was a homemaker.

She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Lee Clark on Jan. 6, 1982; one son, Roy Kirk Clark; and three brothers.

Clark is survived by one son, Clemence B. Clark of Wynne, Ark.; three daughters, Wanda Lee Crenshaw and Donna Kay Clark, both of Konawa, and Virginia Lansdell of Ashdown, Ark.; one brother, Louis Kennedy of Van Nuys, Calif.; four sisters, Flossie Engle of Resida, Calif., Effie Smith of Dequeen, Ark., Vi Littrell of Idabel, and Zelma Crosby of Ventura, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Viola Climer

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Viola Estella Climer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Rev. Larry Chesser is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Climer died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee at the age of 84.

She had been a resident of Rose Manor Nursing Home for the past few years.

She was born April 7, 1918 at Blue Springs, which is now known as Sportsman’s Lake, in Seminole County, to Will C. and Elizabeth Johnston Campbell.

Climer grew up in the Wewoka area and attended Wewoka schools.

She married William Henry "Bill" Climer on April 16, 1933. He preceded her in death in September of 1964.

She is survived by her daughter, Elva Smith-Dover of Shawnee; two sons, Ray Climer and Gene Climer, both of Wewoka; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Jessie DeLeon of Shawnee and Cora Bell Hardy of Tecumseh.

Climer was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jack Campbell; and one grandson, Gene Climer Jr.

Pallbearers will be Justin Climer, Billy Ray Climer, Edward Crump, Jackie Moreland, and Doug Lowe.

Honorary pallbearer will be Arty Dover Jr.

Dorothy ‘Granny’ Cline

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean "Granny" Cline are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Frank Hester is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dorothy died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 80.

She was born June 11, 1922 in Krebs to Gregory and Katherine (Arch) Moye and moved to Seminole in the early 1950’s.

She married James A. Cline. He preceded her in death in 1980.

Dorothy was a clerk at Richard’s Quick Stop for 18 years. Before that, she worked at Doyle’s Quick Stop.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Jeannie Graves in September of 2001; and one brother, Bill Moye.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Cline of Seminole and Leon Vader of Crescent; one daughter, Sharon Palmer of Wewoka; seven grandchildren, Sherri Stacy, Russell Graves, Davita Graves, Brock Ward, Ricky Cline, Heather Cline, and Leslie Palmer; one brother, Gregory Moye of Wewoka; and six great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons.

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Vickie Coker

Funeral services for Vickie Diane (Mercer) Coker are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Ruby Nell Davis York is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Achena Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Coker died Tuesday, July 3, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 43.

She was a former Seminole resident.

She was born Dec. 13, 1958 in Louisiana to Orval Joe Davis and Dorothy Jean (Burchell) Mercer.

Coker married Keith Wendell Coker on June 3, 1975 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her adoptive father, Billy Ray Mercer.

Coker is survived by her mother of Louisiana; her husband of the home; three sons, William Coker of Tecumseh, Wendell Coker of Sparks, and David Coker of Shawnee; two sisters, Elisha and Lori, both of Louisiana; and two grandchildren.

William ‘Bill’ Cole

Funeral services for William Joseph "Bill" Cole are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cole died Sunday, April 7, 2002 at his home at the age of 59.

He was born Feb. 25, 1943 in Kansas to Oswald and Pauline (Graves) Cole.

He married Glenda (Moore) on Sept. 2, 1995 in Kansas.

Cole was the manager of KBK Industries.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bobby Cole; two sisters, Barbara and Betty; one stepson, Christopher Smith; and two granddaughters, Fanci Ripple and Kayla Blanton.

He is survived by his wife of the home; seven sons, Douglas Cole of Oklahoma; Johnny Cole of Emporia, Kans., Daniel Cole of Holdenville, Darrin Cole of Ottawa, and Jesse Cole, Billy Joy Cole, and Dallas Cole, all of Seminole; two daughters, Erica Cole and Angela Blanton of Osawatomie, Kans.; two stepsons, Rod Smith of Prague and B.J. Spurgeon of Miss.; two brothers, Fred Cole of Iola, Kans. And Larry Cole of Seminole; three sisters, Bonnie Joy of Benedict, Kans., and Mary Stocksen and Donna Kennedy, both of Osawatomie, Kans.; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

 

Cameron Coleman

Funeral services for Cameron Harold Coleman were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

Bro. Paul Heart was to officiate.

Burial was to follow in Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Services.

Coleman died Saturday, June 29, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 86.

He was born Tuesday, Feb. 29, 1916 to Earl and Ella (Holder) Coleman.

He was retired oilfield construction foreman and had lived near Prague since 1980, after moving from California.

Coleman married Beulah Broyles on Jan. 27, 1937 in Chandler. She preceded him in death on July 24, 1988.

He then married Ada Jane (Maxwell) Navrath on Nov. 2, 1988 in Catoosa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John Coleman, Charles Coleman, and Ronald Ogburn; and one sister, Fern Adams.

Coleman is survived by his wife of Prague; one son, Cameron Coleman Jr. of Prague; one daughter, Betty Johnson of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; one stepson, Joe Navrath of Prague; three stepdaughters, Ann Moon of Prague, Nancy Zavodny of Perry, and Debbie Rogers of Pryor; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Integris Baptist Hospice at 3300 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, 73112-4481.

Joseph Combs

Funeral services for Joseph Combs, who has many relatives in Wewoka, are scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 19, at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Reverend Leman Lewis will preside over the ceremony, which will be provided by Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

Combs died Monday, July 15, at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville at the age of 91.

He was born December 3, 1910, in Slick, to Roland V. and Cora Combs. He was the third of 10 children.

He attended school in Slick before moving to Holdenville in 1936, where he established a farm operation with his brother.

Combs operated dairy, poultry and peanut farms.

He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Holdenville, and served as deacon until recently.

On January 15, 1938, Combs married Gracie Fields, who survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Elijah, Edward, Nathaniel, Howard and Sylvester Combs; two sisters, Ada and Ida Combs; and one son, Sylvester L. Combs.

Combs is survived by his wife; two daughters, Joann Coleman and Dorothy Wallace, both of Oklahoma City; three sons, Joe Combs Jr., Bristow, Alvin Combs, Beggs, and Franklin Combs, Holdenville; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Shirley Ann Compton

HEALDTON – Graveside funeral services for Bowlegs graduate Shirley Ann Compton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Cemetery.

Bro. Phil Fox is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Spivey’s Reser Funeral Home.

Compton died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Las Vegas at the age of 66.

She was born Feb. 3, 1935 in Sapulpa to William H. and Lavon (Catlett) Carter.

She lived in Las Vegas for over 20 years where she worked as a pit clerk at the Frontier Hotel and Casino.

Compton was preceded in death by her father and her husband.

She is survived by one son, David Compton of Seminole; one daughter, Cherie Thompson of Platter; her mother of Healdton; one sister, Nancy Hoskins of Lawton; two brothers, Jim Carter of Ardmore and John Robert Carter of Oklahoma City; and one granddaughter.

Robert Coody

Funeral services for Robert Clarence Coody are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Rev. Don Jones and Rev. Mike Harjo are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Hitchitee Church Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Coody died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada at the age of 57.

He was born Dec. 29, 1944 in Seminole to Jimmy Jesse and Amanda (Little) Coody.

He worked for Sullivan Wholesale and Willis Wholesale.

Coody was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was a member of the Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Tim Harjo and Joe Coody; one sister, Noetta Harjo; and one nephew, Micco Coody.

Coody is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Coody of Wewoka; one stepson, Randy Cotton of Wewoka; two stepdaughters, Jodi Cotton-Jay of Konawa and Stephanie Cotton of Wewoka; two brothers, Kenneth Coody and Willea Crow Coody, both of Seminole; two sisters; Rosanna Jones of Seminole and Jessica Coody of Wewoka; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Bob Williams, Kyle Coody, R.D. Coody, Jacob Brauning, Jedidah Brauning, Tommy Bighead, Thomas Little and David Little.

James Cook

CHOCTAW – Funeral services for Seminole High School graduate James Wiley Cook are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Choctaw Road Baptist Church.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home.

Cook died Monday, April 1, 2002 at his home in Choctaw at the age of 64.

He was born April 28, 1937 in Shawnee to Isac and Esta (Gill) Cook.

He attended Seminole High School where he played football.

Cook served in the United States Navy from September of 1955 until September of 1959 on the submarine USS Segundo as a radio/sonar operator.

He graduated from Central State University on May 24, 1970.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1990 after 20 years.

Cook then worked for Steve’s Automotive until his death.

The family requests memorials be made to the Oklahoma County Hospice.

Loreta ‘Rita’ Cook

A private family memorial service for Loreta "Rita" Cook is scheduled.

Cook died Feb. 7, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital, OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 77.

She was born Oct. 20, 1926 in Tecumseh to Oscar A. Wimbs and Ella Waller.

She was raised by Effie Mae Cantrell in Oklahoma City.

Cook graduated from Taft High School in Oklahoma City in 1944.

She married Warren Thrasher in 1946 in El Paso, Texas.

He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, John Marrow; and one sister, Mary Lou Shepard.

After attending Shawnee School of Cosmotology, Shawnee, she practiced hairstyling in Seminole before moving to Guthrie in 1960.

Cook married Bob G. Cook in 1966.

Together they owned and operated Bob’s White Rock Café in Guthrie for 27 years.

She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Guthrie.

She relocated to Seminole in 1998 after retirement.

Cook is survived by her husband, Bob of the home; two daughters, Judy Parks and Debi Casey of Seminole; two sons-in-law, Tommy Parks and Terry Casey, both of Seminole; one brother, Alfred "Red" Wimbs of Wellston; one sister, Ida Byrd of McAlester; two grandsons, Derek Parks of Shawnee and Tyler Parks of Oklahoma City; two great-grandsons, Nathan Parks and Gavin Parks, both of Shawnee; and one granddaughter-in-law, Amber Parks of Shawnee.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Heritage House Senior Citizen Center in Seminole; to Seminole State College Faculty Senate Students Scholarship Fund; or to an organization of choice.

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James ‘Jim’ Cooper

Funeral services for James "Jim" Cooper were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rusty Aldridge was set to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cooper died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at his home at the age of 59.

He was born Aug. 30, 1942 in Guthrie to Merle Franklin and Minnie Lee (Jones) Cooper.

He married Janice (Aldridge) Cooper on April 30, 1976 in Seminole.

Cooper was a courier for BancFirst in Shawnee.

He was a private first class for the United States Army Reserves.

He was a member of the moose lodge in Midwest City #1235.

Cooper was preceded in death by one son, Lance Cooper; his parents; and one sister.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one daughter, Mynista Ranee’ Cooper of the home; and one brother, Tom Cooper of Guthrie.

Casket bearers are Kenny Byrd, Jerry Peeler, David Bass, John Seifried, Johnny Seifried, and Stacy Cooper.

Honorary bearers are Merle Cooper and Mark Seifried.

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Winifred Copeland

YUKON – Funeral services for Seminole native Winifred "Shannon" Copeland were scheduled for this morning at Yanda and Son Chapel.

Interment was the follow at Yukon Cemetery under the direction of Yanda and Son Funeral Home.

Copeland died Friday, July 26, 2002 at the age of 73.

She was born Nov. 28, 1928 to Heber and Arra Shannon in Seminole.

She married Robert Copeland on Aug. 1, 1949 at First United Methodist Church of Stillwater.

The couple moved to Yukon in 1988.

Copeland was a Girl Scout leader in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Robert.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Eda Sullivent and Rose McCalmick, both of Yukon; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Compassionate Hands, Inc. at Box 850146, Yukon, OK, 73805.

 

 

Fannie Cornett

Funeral services for Fannie (Robinson) Cornett are schedueld for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cornett died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 102.

She was born Dec. 21, 1899 to John Campbell and Belle (Duncan) Robinson.

She married Luther Harrison Cornett on Sept. 21, 1921.

Cornett attended two years of teacher training after high school and taught at several small country schools in Arkansas until her marriage.

At the time that she taught, it was a law that if a teacher married, she had to resign her teaching position.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Cornett was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1975; five brothers; three sons, Roy Granville Cornett, Luther H. Cornett, Jr., and Charles Cornett; and two daughters, Marion Mayfield and Patricia Capps.

She is survived by her daughter, Frances McElroy of Seminole; one sister, Florence Anderson of Seminole; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Luther Cornett Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Luther Harrison Cornett, Jr., are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate the service.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cornett died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 75.

He was born to Luther Cornett, Sr., and Fannie (Robinson) Cornett on March 18, 1926 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Cornett was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Charles Cornett; and two sisters, Patricia Capps and Marion Mayfield.

Cornett is survived by his mother, Fannie Cornett, Seminole; and one sister, Frances McElroy, Seminole.

Keith Cotton

Funeral services for Keith Andrew Cotton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B. is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A Catholic rosary is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Cotton died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 36.

He was born June 4, 1966 in Superior, Wis. To Cary Paul and Patricia Emily (Demeyer) Cotton.

He was employed at Wilson Equipment. He formerly worked on pulling units in Seminole area oil fields.

Cotton was of the Catholic faith.

He coached Little League baseball.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1984 where he active in sports.

Cotton attended Seminole State College several years ago.

He was also a Police Explorer Cadet.

He was preceded in death by his father on Dec. 22, 1996.

Cotton is survived by his mother of Seminole and one brother, Brian Cotton of Lake City, Fla.

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Woman Dies at 105

Estelle Sevilla Courtney moved to Oklahoma before it was Oklahoma.

She died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at her home in Konawa at the age of 105.

She moved to Mill Creek, Oklahoma at the age of 3, in 1899, from Georgia.

"She remembers when Oklahoma became a state," said her daughter, May Bell of Oklahoma City.

"They moved to Konawa in 1911.

"They had dirt streets and boards for the sidewalks.

"They had wells but no running water," Bell continued.

"And they didn’t have a refrigerator so they used an ice box and blocks of ice to keep their food cold.

"Her grandfather was a doctor and he would have to make house calls in the middle of the night during winter.

"Her grandmother would line his coat with newspapers for a windbreaker and heat bricks to put in the floor board of his horse-drawn buggy," she added.

Courtney was born July 2, 1896 in Augusta, Ga. to John and Francis "Fannie" (Dye) Anderson.

She married Homer Wade Courtney on April 25, 1920 in Konawa.

He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1961.

Courtney was a member of First United Methodist Church in Konawa, Eastern Star, Progressive Study Club, Charter Member of American Legion Auxiliary, and was the first president of the Band Mothers Club.

"When she was 94, she got pulled over at 4 a.m. for going 35 in a 25," her daughter said.

"She told the police officer she president of the American Legion auxiliary and she going down there to cook breakfast for the veterans.

"The policeman didn’t believe her so she told him to follow her down there.

"They got and she got out her keys and unlocked the door and showed him the tables that were set up and invited him to come back for breakfast in a few hours."

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Edward Courtney of Del City and Milton Courtney of Konawa; two daughters, May Marie Bell of Oklahoma City and June Skaggs of Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pickard Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Pam Shirk is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Roxie Ann Cranfield

Funeral services for Roxie Ann Cranfield are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Kenneth Stafford is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cranfield died Friday, June 14, 2002 at her home in Seminole at the age of 69.

She moved to Seminole from Oklahoma City 25 years ago.

She was born Jan. 26, 1933 in Oklahoma City to Grover Cleveland and Edna Ruth (Warren) Ivers.

Cranfield married Chester Cranfield on June 10, 1950 in Oklahoma City.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Danny Arthur Cranfield in 2001; one grandson, Kirk William Cranfield; two brothers and one sister.

Cranfield is survived by her husband of the home; one adopted son, Sammy Ivers of Prague; two daughters, Leanna Tiger of Seminole and Roxann Ginn of Sitka, Ala.; one brother, Warren Ivers of Tacoma, Wash.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are James Tiger, Mike Tiger, James Tiger Jr., Van Ethridge, Michael Johnson and David Cranfield.

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Vesta Cranor

Funeral services for Vesta Laural Bryant Watson Cranor are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Strothers Chapel in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Cranor died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 at Hearthstone Assisted Living Center in Coppell, Texas at the age of 93.

She was born July 28, 1908 in Hinton to J.W. and Hattie Bryant.

She graduated from Roff High School on May 27, 1926.

Cranor married Cledys R. Watson on June 12, 1927 in Ada.

He preceded her in death in 1941.

She married Hal G. Cranor on Sept. 28, 1951 in Oklahoma City, where she lived until 2000.

Cranor then moved to Hearthstone Assisted Living Center in Coppell, Texas.

She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

She remained active and involved in the church until her health began to deteriorate.

Cranor was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Homer Bryant; numerous half brothers and sisters; both of her husbands; two sons, Milton Riley Watson and Donald Preston Watson; and one great-granddaughter, Alisha Watson.

She is survived by two stepsons, Bud Cranor and Jim Cranor; four grandchildren, Steve Watson of Bombay, India, Milton R. Watson of Coppell, Texas, Kirk P. Watson of Austin, Texas, and Kyle C. Watson of San Antonio, Texas; several stepgrandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Church of Christ Building fund, 150 East Beltline Road, Coppell, Texas 75019.

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Opal M. Cravens

KONAWA – Graveside funeral services for former Konawa resident Opal M. Cravens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Konawa City Cemetery.

Rev. Ben Manis is set to officiate.

He is to be assisted by Rev. Wayne Thompson.

Services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cravens died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at Southpark Health Care Center in Oklahoma City after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

She was 87.

She was born July 7, 1914 in Konawa to John and Mary Alice (James) Morrison.

Cravens married R.C. "Nig" Cravens on Dec. 23, 1933 in Konawa.

She helped her husband run a service station in Konawa for 35 years.

After her husband’s death, she went to work at the local drug store in Konawa.

Cravens was also a homemaker.

She was a longtime member of the Nazarene Church in Konawa and was a member of the Konawa Home Demonstration Club for over 35 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on May 4, 1967; five sisters, Maudie, Cora, Oma, Geneva and Emma; and two brothers, John and Bert Morrison.

Cravens is survived by two sons, Dean Cravens and Bob Cravens, both of Oklahoma City; one sister, Gladys Langford; and four grandchildren.

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Andrew Crockett

Funeral services for Andrew Crockett are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Elder H. Huffman of Huffman Pentecostal Temple of Vernon is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Crockett died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 65.

He was born May 31, 1936 in the Nobletown Community in Wewoka.

He worked as a truck driver in Seminole County for ten years before retiring.

Crockett was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church where he was a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lula (Charles) Crockett; one brother, Lee; and two sisters, Anna Payne and Corine Thomas.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Crockett of Wewoka; two daughters, Olivia Jones and Faylene Peters, both of Wewoka; two sons, Elbert and Delbert Thomas, both of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Jim Nutt, Elmer Crockett, and Bud Crockett, all of Wewoka; one sister, Polly Gentry of Wewoka; and 33 grandchildren.

James Cross

A memorial service for James Cross will be conducted by The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1311 of Wewoka at First Baptist Church of Wewoka at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Cross died Wednesday, July 24, 2002.

He served as a navigator on the U.S. L.S.T. #646 during World War II.

He is survived by two daughters, Wanda Spring of Seminole and Brenda Brown of Oklahoma City; four granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four stepsons, Jerry, Dale, Glen, and Charles Smith.

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James Crunk

Funeral services for James Eugene Crunk are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Crunk died Thursday, May 2, 2002 in Seminole from injuries received in a car accident.

He was 51.

He was born Jan. 4, 1951 in Pittsburg, Calif. to Frank Eugene and Betty (Carnes) Harrison.

Crunk married Beverly "Sue" Irons on Oct. 15, 1971 in Seminole.

He worked in the shipping department of Wrangler for 5 ½ years. Prior to that, he worked in Blanchard for Matador Processors.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Crunk received the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star; Sharpshooter (rifle), National Defense Service Medal; Sharpshooter (pistol), and the Combat Infantry Badge.

He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Blanchard.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Frank Crunk in 1998; and one grandson, Gage Crunk in 1999.

Crunk is survived by his mother of Albion; his wife of the home; two sons, Wesley Crunk of Salem, Mo. and John Crunk of the home; one daughter, Stacey Pitmon of Blanchard; four grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy Cook of Newalla; three sisters, Jessica Cooper of Gans, Jimmie Taylor of Seminole, and Illiena Dodson of McAlester.

Bryce Cully

Funeral services for Bryce Robert Cully, the infant brother of Wewoka resident Darrian Harjo, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Hotulke Family Cemetery.

Rev. Houston Tiger is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

The infant was born and died on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at OU Medical Center.

He is survived by his mother, Shannon Cully of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Ambrey Cully of Glenrose, Texas and Darrian Harjo of Wewoka; one brother, Colton Cully of Glenrose, Texas; maternal grandparents, Roland and Cinda McGirt of Glenrose, Texas; and other Seminole County relatives.

Pallbearers include Roland McGirt, Johnathan McGirt, Bryant Panoske, and Bruce Tiger.

Honorary pallbearer is James McGirt.

Warren Cunningham

Funeral services for a Wewoka resident, Warren W. Cunningham, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Russell Vicars is set to officiate with Gerald Hill is assisting.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Cunningham died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at his home in Wewoka at the age of 86.

He was born June 5, 1916, at Annapolis, Ill. to Frank L. Cunningham and Bettie Mae Wolfe.

He was raised in Illinois until the age of 14 when he moved to Oil Center where he lived for many years.

Cunningham graduated from Vanoss Public Schools in 1935.

In 1970, he moved from Ada, to Wewoka.

He was employed by Oklahoma Corporation Commission as an inspector, where he retired from in 1982.

Cunningham and June Beau were married on March 28, 1981.

He is survived by his wife, June, of the home; one son, Larry Cunningham of Seminole; one daughter, Warna Sales, of Electra, Texas; one sister, Helena Bacon, of Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Frank L. and Bettie Cunningham; one son, Howard Cunningham, in 1993; and one grandson, Warren D. Sales.

Pallbearers will be Pat Comstock, Glen Cook, Roy Kibby and First Baptist Sunday School Class.

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John Cunningham

HOLDENVILLE – A memorial service for Wewoka graduate John Dennis Cunningham is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Burial is to follow in the veteran section of Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Cunningham died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at the age of 57.

He was born on April 26, 1944 in Holdenville to Thelma and Clarence Cunningham.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1962.

Cunningham joined the Marines and completed his training in 1964.

In 1966, he served in Vietnam, where he was in charge of a radio jeep and was on call 24 hours a day.

Upon discharge from the Marines, Cunningham became a licensed plumber, working for different companies.

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

He is survived by four sisters, Neva Floy Alt of Holdenville, Velda Ruth Hough of Bartlesville, Enide Lu Adair of Oklahoma City, and Barbara Faith Forsythe of Plano, Texas; and one brother, David Lee Cunningham of Rowlett, Texas.

Ethel Darnall

Graveside services for Seminole resident Ethel (Thomas) Darnall are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Darnall died Monday, July 16, 2002, at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 104.

She was born to Walter Thomas and Cora Thomas on June 4, 1898 in Coppers Cove, Texas.

She married Lee Roy Darnall on July 7, 1915 in Klein, Texas.

Darnall came to Seminole from Sulphur in the 1930’s.

She was a homemaker, and was a wallpaper hanger for 25 years.

Darnall was a member of the Church of Christ and a former member of the Tracy Rebekah Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Darnall, on July 4, 1953; her parents; five sisters; three brothers; one son, Roy Darnall; and one daughter, Edith Miller Fox.

Darnall is survived by one daughter, Wilma Tappe, Seminole; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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Kenneth Darnall

Funeral services for Kenneth Eugene Darnall are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Fellowship Church.

Rev. Danny Fisher is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Darnall died Sunday, April 7, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 77.

He was born Jan. 26, 1925 in Bristow to Ira and Cassie Warner Darnall.

He lived in Wisconsin for 19 years and the rest of his life in Seminole County.

Darnall was a member of Immanuel Fellowship Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Cecil Darnall; and one sister, Marjorie Azlin.

He is survived by one sister, Donivee Stallings of Ozark, Mo.

Flossie Davidson

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Flossie Flo Davidson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bakersfield Cemetery in Bakersfield, Mo.

The services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Davidson died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 89.

She was born to Ned Davidson and Harriett (Reynolds) Davidson on Jan. 29, 1913 in Bakersfield, Mo.

Davidson moved to the Sasakwa area from Walnut Ridge, Ark. 18 years ago, and was a homemaker, and a member of the Konawa Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and several brothers and sisters.

Davidson is survived by one brother-in-law, R.C. Brewer, Sasakwa.

Flossie Davidson

Graveside funeral services for Flossie Flo Davidson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Bakersfield Cemetery in Bakersfield, Mo.

Services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Davidson died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 89.

She was born Jan. 29, 1913 in Bakersfield, Mo. to Ned and Harriett (Reynolds) Davidson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Konawa Church of Christ.

Davidson was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one brother-in-law, R.C. Brewer of Sasakwa.

 

Hedy Davis

Funeral services for Hedy Mae Davis are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Little River Baptist Church in Spaulding.

Rev. Billy Joe Harjo and Rev. Cecil Spoonemoore are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at the Davis family cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday night at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Davis died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

She was born Sept. 9, 1934 to Wilson and Cindy Griffin Tiger.

She attended school at Eufaula Boarding School and was raised in the Seminole County area.

Davis was a member of the Little River Baptist Church of Spaulding.

She married Tom Davis, who preceded her in death in 1988.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Davis is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Reschke of Wewoka and Brenda Gentry of Seminole; two sons, Charles Davis of Midwest City and Abler Davis of Seminole; two sisters, Cletus Wilson of Muskogee and Anna Davis of Sasakwa; one brother, Earl Davis of Sasakwa; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are John Gentry, Wendell Reschke, Earl Davis, John Coon, Kenny Bowlegs, and Jimmy Taylor.

 

Jessie Joe Davis

Funeral services with full military honors for Jessie Joe Davis are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Russell Ryker is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Davis died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 62.

He was born April 11, 1939 in Atoka to Crawford "Curley" Earl and Alta Mary Jewel (Hunt) Davis.

He retired in 1979 from the Air Force after 22 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Davis worked at Big Yank after moving back to Wewoka until 1991.

He was awarded the Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force National Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four Bronze Loops, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with four Oak Leaf Clusters.

He was a member of Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka and the American Legion post in Seminole.

Davis is survived by his parents of Seminole; two sons, Gary Davis of Seminole and Curtist Davis of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Kim McGinnis of Seminole; three brothers, James Davis of Wewoka and Crawford Davis and Gary Davis, both of Ardmore; two sisters, Carolyn Brewer of Wewoka and Linda Knotz of Roswell, N.M.; and ten grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Robert Davis, Jimmy Davis, Michael Henning, Joey Davis, Scott Barlow, Adam Davis, and Eddie Davis.

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Mollie (Streater) Day

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mollie Cynthia (Streater) Day are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Bro. Larry Chesser is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Day died Thursday, June 11, 2002 in the Kenwood Manor Nursing Home in Enid at the age of 96.

She was born June 16, 1906 in Leighton, Ala. to Henry R. Streater and Emma P. Hipp.

She was a resident of Wewoka for 57 years and Enid for 31 years.

Day attended One School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Sam K. Ong, Sam Poole, and Laverne R. Day; three children, Ellis Oral Ong, John H. Ong, and Jean Christian; two brothers, Loyd Streater and an infant, "Baby Brother;" and four sisters, Lucille Bennett, Ethel Creach, Blanche Hood, and Maggie Quella.

She is survived by one son, Charles Ong of Plainville, Kans.; one brother, Orville (Pete) Streater of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Dempsey ‘Pud’ Kellum

Funeral services for Dempsey "Pud" Kellum are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Mitch Williams is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Kellum died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 81.

He was born Feb. 4, 1920 west of Konawa to B.K. "Babe" and Ada (Chandler) Kellum.

He was a farmer.

Kellum was a member of the United States Army Infantry and was wounded in action during the Asia-Pacific Theatre.

He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

He was a member of the Baptist faith and the Disabled American Veterans.

Kellum was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by three sisters, Lena Simpson of Ada, Wilma Whittenburh of Lamont, Ill, and Jerlean Wolfe of Quartzsite, Ariz.

 

Audrey "Priss" Dennie

Funeral services for Audrey "Priss" Ava Marie (Sharp) Dennie are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Larry Sharp is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dennie died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 at her home in Konawa at the age of 76.

She was a lifelong Konawa resident.

She was born April 8, 1926 in Bakersfield, Mo. to Samuel Martin and Mary Pearl (Neill) Sharp.

Dennie married Robert Eugene "Gene" Dennie on Nov. 9, 1946 in Konawa.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Baptist faith and of the Friendship Rebekah Lodge.

Dennie was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Neil Sharp, Hobart Sharp, Haskell Sharp, and Ralph Sharp; and one sister, Deborah Lorene Bartholme on Aug. 1, 2002.

She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Randy Dennie of Lamar and Danny Dennie of Grand Island, Neb.; two daughters, Rhonda Dennie of Konawa and Sammie Dennie of Konawa; two brothers, Roland Sharp of Cahokia, Ill. and Troy Sharp of Konawa; one sister, Gladys Perks of Van Nuys, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Raymond Dice

Funeral services for Raymond Ray Dice, longtime Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dice, 79, died early Wednesday at his home.

He was born Dec. 15, 1922 in Slick to Frederick James Dice and Bertha (Taylor) Dice Walker. He moved to Seminole 55 years ago.

Dice served in the US Army during World War II and received many medals, including the Bronze Star for service on the front lines.

After his return to Seminole, Dice was a truck driver for Guy Nall for many years.

At the time of his death, he had been working for Seminole Housing Authority for 30 years.

He married Verna Marie Smith on Sept. 11, 1949, in Arkansas. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter, Glenda Hackett, Oklahoma City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Dice of Oregon, and Ronny and Teresa Dice of Seminole; three grandchildren, Jason and Scott Dice, Rhonda and James Dennis, all of Seminole; five great-grandchildren, Deante’, Arianna, Jamon and Jake Dennis and Laricke’ Frank, also of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; two sisters; one son-in-law; and one son, Albert Dale Dice.

Pallbearers will include Marcus Freeman, Buddy Heard, Jerry Anson, Tony O’Brien, Larry Spoonmore and Dennis Adams.

Honorary casketbearers will include Bryce Hill, Herb Williams, David and Robert Anson, Cub Morris and Bill Gillespie.

 

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Dorothy Mae Dickerson

Funeral services for Dorothy Mae (Moneypenny) Dickerson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Fairview Baptist Church.

Rev. Bob Birdwell is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dickerson died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Midwest City Regional Hospital at the age of 70.

She was born April 19, 1931 to Harvey Carl and Beulah Mae (Baldwin) Moneypenny.

She was a secretary for Oklahoma Embroidery.

Dickerson was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Shawnee.

She had been active in B.P.W. for over 30 years and had served as Past State President.

She married Leon Errol Dickerson on Dec. 21, 1948 in Seminole.

Dickerson was preceded in death by her parents and her husband on July 18, 1992.

She is survived by one son, Kenny Dickerson of Cromwell; one daughter, Barbara McGehee of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Tommy Moneypenny of Cromwell and Roy Moneypenny of Fairview; and two sisters, Margaret Fincher of Euba City, Calif. and Lucille Wiggins of Mazolla, Mont.

Casket bearers are Todd Dickerson, Chad Dickerson, Terry Groves, Jeff Dillon, Robert Monepenny, Dewayne Moneypenny and J. Dee Marinko.

Honorary bearers are Russell Moneypenny and Randy Moneypenny.

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Joel Dinwiddie

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Joel Franklin Dinwiddie are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Chapel.

Rev. Rick Harrison is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dinwiddie died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 46.

He was born Feb. 26, 1955 in Wewoka to John Calvin and Bertie Lou (Wilkerson) Dinwiddie.

He married Donna Faye (Harrington) Dinwiddie on May 21, 1986 in Shawnee.

Dinwiddie was a 1974 graduate of Bowlegs High School.

He was a driller for R&R Drilling.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dinwiddie is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, Jessie, Jacob, and John Dinwiddie, all of the home; two daughters, Kristy Balentine of Oklahoma City and Amanda Dinwiddie of the home; five brothers, Johnny Ray Dinwiddie of Bowlegs, Jim Dinwiddie of Seminole, Jerry Dinwiddie of Bowlegs, Jeff Dinwiddie of Wewoka and Jerald Dinwiddie of Seminole; one sister, Joyce Williamson of Seminole; and five grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Jimmy Dinwiddie, Johnny Dinwiddie, Jeff Dinwiddie, Jerry Dinwiddie, Jerry Williamson, Carl Galbraith, and Calvin Dinwiddie.

Honorary bearers are Jerry Williamson and Kieth Williamson.

Thomas Dobbins

HUMBLE, TEXAS – Funeral services for Thomas Vincent Dobbins, the brother of a Maud resident, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Funeral Chapel.

Services will also be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Maud.

Interment is to follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home.

Dobbins died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 in Humble at the age of 79.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Dobbins; one daughter, Sally Jane Kelton; and one brother, Homer Dobbins of Maud.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Bennie Mae Doolittle

Funeral services for Bennie Mae Doolittle are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Emitt Elbert of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Doolittle died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 77.

She was born May 12, 1925 in Minden, La. to Jessie Jim and Ethel (Reed) Doolittle.

She attended school in California before moving to Wewoka, where she lived most of her adult life.

Doolittle married Jessie Jim James, who preceded her in death.

She worked many years for Ruth Brooks and at the Wewoka Elementary School.

She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Doolittle was also preceded in death by one daughter, Alzetta Doolittle, and two sons, Oliver Doolittle and Sam Doolittle.

She is survived by one daughter, Olive Ruth Kemp of Wewoka; five sons, Gary Doolittle, Ray Doolittle, Cornell Doolittle , and Ivory Doolittle, all of Wewoka, and Charles Doolittle of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Melvin James of Wewoka; seven sisters, Mildred Whisenton and Eleanor Jean Owens, and Joyce Frazier, all of Long Beach, Calif., Georgetta Powell of Carson, Calif., Johnnie Fay Gray and Ardella Nave, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and Maude Ponder of Oklahoma City; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Karan Ann Douthit

Funeral services for Karan Ann (Higdon) Douthit are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Chapel.

Rev. David Karges of First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will follow in Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Douthit died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 50.

She was born Feb. 1, 1952, in Pauls Valley to George Kenneth and Jennie Lee (Rounseville) Higdon.

She moved to Seminole from Mayesville at the age of five.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1970 and later from Seminole State College.

She worked at Bowlegs Public Schools for several years and was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

She married Robert L. Douthit Sr. on June 7, 1974, at First United Methodist Church; he survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include her parents, George and Jennie Higdon of Seminole; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Misty Douthit and Robert L. and Kara Douthit, all of Seminole; and one daughter, Deana Douthit, of the home; two brothers, Kenneth Higdon, Yukon, and Keith Higdon, Dallas; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Jaxon Douthit, both of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Luther and Kate Higdon and Wayne and Elizabeth Powell, and her mother- and father-in-law, Truman and Leta Douthit.

Pallbearers will include Wayne Madron, George David Higdon, Bobby Armstrong, Barry Armstrong, Keith Douthit and Gary Douthit.

Honorary casketbearers include Matt Anson and David Moore.

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Dorothy M. Duncan

Funeral services for Dorothy M. Duncan are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Duncan died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Integris Baptist Medical Center at the age of 78.

She was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Vicilia, Calif. to Westley Manning and Maggie Victoria (Jerret) Houck.

She married Silas "Sie" Duncan on Jan. 24, 1944 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1997.

Duncan was a homemaker and tended vending machines at Wrangler.

She was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church and attended senior citizen activities at the Heritage House in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Duncan is survived by two sosn, Jimmy Ray Duncan and David Lee Duncan, both of Seminole; one daughter, Mary Catherine Hagerty of Lexington; one sister, Aplha Iona Marshall of Moore; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be her nephews and Robert Phillip.

 

Chrystal Dunn

Funeral services for former Cromwell resident Chrystal Janelle Dunn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Mike Harjo is set to officiate, with assistance from Bill Hobia.

A wake service is planned for Tuesday evening at the Stout-Phillips Chapel at 6:30 p.m.

Interment will be at Snake Creek Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Dunn passed away Aug. 24, 2002, in Talihina, at the age of 32.

She was born July 28, 1970, in Oklahoma City, to Reuben Dunn Sr. and Geraldine Harjo Dunn.

While growing up in the Cromwell area, Dunn attended Butner public schools.

She was employed by the Choctaw Nation Health Center as a certified nurse’s aide.

She was preceded in death by her sister Fanny Estell Marlow; her paternal grandparents Noah and Louisa Dunn; and her maternal grandparents Charlie and Mary Harjo.

She is survived by three sons, Derrick Jones, DeMontre Jones, and Roger Jones, all of Talihina; her daughter Kyonnea Dunn, Talihina; her father Reuben Dunn Sr., Oklahoma City; her mother Geraldine Harjo Dunn, Shawnee; four brothers, Daniel Dorsey, Shawnee, Christopher Adkins, Miami, William Marlow, Oklahoma City, and Reuben Dunn Jr., Shawnee; and three sisters, Christine Blalock, Miami, Edith Scott, Iowa, and DeWanda Marlow, McLoud.

Pallbearers will be Donald Hale, Lance Watson, Alvin Dorsey and Bruce Pipkin.

Paul Dunsmore Sr.

A private family burial is scheduled for Seminole resident Paul Thomas Dunsmore Sr.

The service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dunsmore died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 7, 1924 to Frank Benton Dunsmore Sr. and Ollie Mae (Paul) Dunsmore.

From 1957 until 1971 he owned and operated the Kozey Courts Motel in Electra, Texas.

Dunsmore was a driller for City Service Oil. Co. of Bartlesville.

He then did carpentry work until he retired in the late 1980’s.

He was a veteran of the Marine Corps.

During World War II, Dunsmore served in Aukland, New Zealand; Guadalcanal, British Somalian Islands; Bouganville, British Somalian Islands; Guam, Mariana Islands, and Pearl Harbor.

He was involved in landing and the capture of the enemy that held the Island of Guam.

He received a Purple Heart Medal.

Dunsmore was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He is survived by one son, Paul Thomas Dunsmore Jr. of New York City, N.Y.; two daughters, Karen Mullen of Electra, Texas and Doris Armentrout of Texas; two brothers, Frank B. Dunmore Jr. of Shawnee and Jack Dunsmore of Mertyle Creek, Ore.; two sisters, Ellas Harrison of Ft. Smith, Ark. and Elma Hargus of Richardson, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles Durall

Former Wewoka resident Charles Durall died Dec. 26, 2002 in Sebastopol, Calif. at the age of 88.

Durall was born March 10, 1913 in Welch.

He is survived by one son, Ivan Alan Durall of Greenbrae, Calif., Randa Durall of Guerneville, Calif., and Melo Richter of Elkhorn, Neb.; three grandchildren and two great-granchildren.

Services were under the direction of Adobe Creek Funeral Home.

Ceceila Edgmon

Funeral services for lifelong area resident Ceceila Ann (Barnes) Edgmon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Harold Turner is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Edgmon died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002 at Oklahoma City at the age of 59.

She was born March 31, 1943 in Little Rock, Ark. to Dave and Ollie Bell (Williamson) Barnes.

She worked at Pioneer Nursing Home and Oakridge Nursing home until 1994.

Edgmon was a member of the Temple of Praise.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jimmy Shane Edgmon in February of 1970; one daughter, Crystal Ann Edgmon in April 1988; one sister, Marie Dorr in 1990; and one brother, Bill Barnes in 1995.

She is survived by two sisters, Linda Hatfield and Pat McManus, both of Seminole and one grandson.

Casket bearers are Bobby Barnes, David Whitley, Davy Whitley, Chuck Hatfield, Jackie Gamble, Keith Whitley, and Phillip Barnes.

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Burnes Edwards

PAWNEE – Funeral services for former Seminole resident Burnes Webster Edwards were scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in Pawnee.

Rev. James Eubanks was to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home.

Edwards died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 in Tulsa at the age of 78.

She was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Meeker to Keith R. and Irene "Rosie" (Goss) Sorrell.

She married Clyde Webster on April 20, 1944 in Oklahoma City.

He preceded Edwards in death on Aug. 11, 1972.

She then married Johnny Edwards on Oct. 31, 1976 in Cleveland.

He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1987.

Edwards was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Pawnee.

She attended the Tulsa Community College last year.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and one great-grandchild.

Edwards is survived by five daughters, Sharon Wright and Jane Hostutler, both of Cleveland, Beverly Wilson of Pawnee, Linda Smith of Benton City, Wash., and Brenda Thomas of Union City; two sons, Ricky and Randy Edwards, both of Pawnee; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jessie Holder of Pauls Valley.

 

Dr. Kenneth Ellis

Funeral services for Dr. Kenneth Ellis are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Visitation is to be at Becker Funeral Home in Lawton until 9 p.m. tonight.

Ellis died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 at Lawton at the age of 71.

He was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Seminole to Ray and Bess Ellis.

He married Doris Ledbetter on March 20, 1953 in Meeker.

Ellis was a professor at Cameron University in Lawton.

He retired after teaching for 30 years.

He was a member of the National Education Association, Oklahoma Teachers Association, as well as other educational organizations.

Ellis was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Teresa Ellis; and one brother, Jim Ellis.

He is survived by his mother of Shawnee; his wife of the home; one son, Chet Ellis of Lawton; and two sisters, Imogene McCartin of Sun Lake, Ariz., and Dixie Byerly of Seminole.

The family requests memorials be made The Cleo Craig Memorial Cancer Research Foundation, 5002 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK, 73505.

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Frances Emmitt

 

Funeral services for Seminole native Frances Emmaline (Earles) Emmitt, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

Rev. Harold Turner will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Frances died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 14, 1913, in Seminole County to William H. and Ola Mae (Minnick) Earles.

Frances attended school at Pleasant Grove and Seminole, then attended Seminole Junior College.

She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from East Central State College in 1949.

While at East Central State, Frances was a member of the East Central Symphony, where she played the violin.

While working as a teacher at Seminole, she continued her education at the University of Oklahoma, receiving a Master's Degree in Education in 1953.

Frances taught at Roosevelt School and Pleasant Grove, before moving to Durant.

She retired from the Durant School System in 1977, after a 30-year career as a teacher.

She moved back to Seminole in the early 1980's.

She was married to Donald Turner Emmitt Jr. in 1934.

Frances was a member of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant son; and two brothers, Harold Harvey Earles and James Earles.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Fred Sr. and Pearl Emmitt, Seminole; one sister, Thelma Roberts, Seminole; and one brother and sister-in-law, A.A. "Pete" and Pat Earles, Durant.

Other survivors include her grandchildren and their spouses, Donald Arthur and Debbie Emmitt, Fresno, Calif., Freddie Jr. and Sharon Emmitt, Leah and Tommy Thompson, and Donald Turner III and Kristy Emmitt, all of Seminole; and six great-grandchildren, Timothy Emmitt, Brittany Jones, Bo Jones, Dusty Emmitt, Blake Emmitt and Ryan Emmitt.

Casket bearers are listed at Freddie Emmitt Jr., Donald T. Emmitt III, Tommy Thompson and Mike Roberts,

Honorary bearers include Donald Arthur Emmitt.

Pearl Endwright

Funeral services for Maud resident Pearl Endwright are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Endwright died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 88.

She was born Aug. 16, 1913 in Tunnelton, Ind. to Archer and Goldie Mae (True) Green.

She married Earl M. Endwright on March 31, 1934 in Paoli, Ind.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1992.

Endwright was a homemaker.

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

She is survived by one son, Robert Endwright of Maud; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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L.W. Ensminger Jr.

DAVIS – Funeral services for L.W. "Pee Wee" Ensminger Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Randy Chapman and Rev. John Joughin are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Greenhill Cemetery under the direction of Krien Funeral Home.

Ensminger died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore at the age of 77.

He was born Aug. 7, 1924 in Duncan to Lawrence William and Willie Mae (Sircy) Ensminger.

He was a Production Supervisor II with Mobil Oil Company.

Ensminger married Mary "Lou" Tolley on May 20, 1951 in Sasakwa.

He moved from Stroud to Davis in 1962.

He served in the United States Army during World War II with the 1867th Engineer Avn. Bn. and earned the Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Star and Rifle.

Ensminger was a member of the city council for 14 years, vice-mayor of Davis and Scout Master at Stroud and Davis.

He was a member of the Order of the Eagles and the Methodist Youth Fellowship.

He was a youth leader at Stroud and Davis, a longtime Sunday School teacher, and a former lay leader and chairperson of the Methodist Church Board.

Ensminger was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, L.W. "Larry", Christopher and Layne Ensminger, all of Davis; two daughters, Linda Ensminger Reed of Ft. Worth, Texas and Mattie Ellen Tolley of Weatherford; two brothers, Billy John "Johnny" Ensminger of Duncan and George Donald Ensminger of Hugo; two sisters, Geneva Pearl Cariker of Duncan and Gwendolyn Ann Bedwell of Wewoka; four grandchildren and one geat-grandchild.

Pallbearers are Lisa Ensminger, L.W. "Lance" Ensminger, Austin Gil Reed, Brent Allyn Sawatzky, Dan Stidham and Marshall Brown.

Bill Epperley

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Bill E. Epperley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Steve Murray will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Bill passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at his home at the age of 73.

He was born to Perry Floyd "Dube" Epperley and Mary Gertrude Tilley Epperley on Sept. 4, 1928 in Sasakwa.

Bill was raised in Sasakwa, Spaulding, and Greenleaf community.

After high school, Bill joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean Conflict from 1946 until 1948.

On Aug. 20, 1949, Bill married Norma Epperley; she preceded him in death on March 22, 1993.

He later married Helen Evans on April 4, 1994.

Bill worked as a tool pusher in the oilfields for R.W.I.T. 25 years and with Claybrook Drilling for 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Norma; one son, Chris Epperley; one sister, Charlene Scroggins; and one brother, Bud Epperley.

Bill is survived by his second wife, Helen, of the home; two sons, Hal Epperley and his wife Debra, Holdenville, and Craig Epperley and his wife Janie, Denison, Texas; five grandchildren, Shane Epperley and his wife Carol, Moore, Chad Epperley and his wife Kim, Oklahoma City, Scott Epperley and his wife Jennifer, Norman, Brian Epperley and his wife Chandi, Yukon, and Joe Epperley, Ft. Cobb; two brothers, Jimmy Neal "Cy" Epperley and his wife Trish, Shawnee, and Kenneth Boyd "Jerry" Epperley and his wife Vera, Holdenville; one sister, Rose Anne Ford, Spaulding; seven grandchildren, Colby and Travis Scroggins, Payton, Avery, Chelsea, Ryann, and Wyatt Epperley; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Danny Reich, Shane Epperley, Scott Epperley, Brian Epperley, Chad Epperley, and Joe Epperley.

Honorary pallbearers are David Peercy, Robert Smith, Dick Aldridge, Jimmy Moran, and Red Eldridge.

Wanda Epperson

NORMAN – Funeral services for Wanda Epperson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church.

Rev. James Ehrlich is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Epperson died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was 63.

She was born Dec. 7, 1938 in Wapanucka to George Washington and Lula Mae Turner Bogan.

Epperson graduated from high school in Wapanucka.

She received a B.A. degree from Southeastern State University in Durant.

She went on to attend the University of Oklahoma and received an M.A. from Central State University.

Epperson was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She married Charles Epperson in 1961 in Norman.

In 1970 they moved from Oklahoma City to Norman, where they were in the home building business.

Epperson was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and four brothers.

She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Tom Epperson of Dallas, Texas and Rodney Carl Epperson of Norman; one daughter, Lori Ann McCurdy of Thornton, Colo.; seven sisters, Eula Mae Lester of Moore, Dessie Judkins and Barbara Taylor, both of Norman, Gladys Thrasher of Chardon, Ohio, Jean Loeffelholz of Wewoka, Mary Jane Cook of Norman, and Georgia Pattison of Houston, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Visition will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight at the Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Coaches for Cancer, 8400 Silver Crossing, Suite H, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

Jimmy Eversole

Funeral services for Jimmy Ray Eversole are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Kennith Jones is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Eversole died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at his home in Seminole at the age of 56.

He was born born Dec. 22, 1945 in Chandler to Wes and Mildred (Higgins) Eversole.

He married Dorothy (Bryant) on June 15, 1968 in Seminole.

Eversole worked in the oilfield and was a rancher.

He served in the United States Navy.

He was a Vietnam veteran, and a Creek Tribal member and a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Eversole was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother of St. Louis; his wife of the home; one daughter, Kristie Ann Earls of Seminole; one son, Charles Wesley Eversole of Seminole; four grandchildren; his twin brother, Johnnie Eversole of Maud, one brother, Carl Roundtree of Maud; four grandchildren.

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Dollie Faulkner

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS – Funeral services for Wewoka resident Dollie Faulkner were scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Julie Halstead was set to officiate.

Burial was to follow at City Cemetery under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Faulkner died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville at the age of 80.

She was born April 20, 1921 in Arbala, Texas to Benjamin and Ethel Gray Wood.

She married R.B. Crowson Jr. in Hopkins County, Texas on Aug. 21, 1938.

Faulkner then married Sybil "Pete" Faulkner in 1978.

She was a retired licensed vocational nurse at Hopkins Count Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Faulkner was preceded in death by both husbands, two sisters, two brothers, and twin sons, Harold and Darold Crowson.

She is survived by three sons, Dr. Glenn A. Crowson of Wewoka; Richard Crowson of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Lawrence Crowson of Hopkins, S. C.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Janet Filson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Janet Christine Filson, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate.

Viewing the day of the service will be at the church from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Lunch will be served at the church at noon, following the services.

Mrs. Filson died at her home on Monday, July 8, 2002, at the age of 61.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1941, in Napa, Calif., to Delbert Joseph Crouch and Vera Hanson Crouch.

She attended school at Buffalo, Oklahoma; received her B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University and her Masters Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

She married Max Filson on Nov. 1, 1997, in Wewoka.

She was employed by DHS for 23 years and following her retirement in 1994, she began working as a compliance coordinator for the Davis Correctional Facility, until her failing health caused her to retire again in August, 2001.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Max Filson, of the home; five sons and their spouses, Bradley Bryant, Edmond, Bryan and Jan Bryant, Wewoka, Dennis and Nora Bryant, Wewoka, Billy and Michelle Bryant, Wewoka, and Matt and Shannon Pennington, Shawnee; two stepchildren and spouses, Mark and Jana Filson, Edmond, and Kristi and Chris Simpson, Edmond.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chad and Katie Simpson, Kelli Filson, Joshua Bryant, Garrett Bryant, Cole Bryant, Katie and Lane Pennington, and Ashli Bryant Williams.

Pallbearers will be Billy Bryant, Matt Pennington, Bob Hilchey, Delbert Crouch, Mark Filson and Chris Simpson.

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Joseph Finley

Funeral services for Joseph Pearly Finley Jr. are scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Joseph Factor is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at the Douglas Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Finley died Friday, June 28, 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 20.

He moved from Cleveland to Maud one year ago.

He was born Feb. 15, 1982 in Cleveland to Joseph Pearly Finley Sr. and Tina Houck.

Finley was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ruby Hooper Baez and his great-grandmother, Bertha Sherwood.

He is survived by his biological father, Joseph Pearly Finley Sr. of West Virginia; his parents; Tina and Paul Houck of Maud; one brother, Paul Houck Jr.; and two sisters, Mindy Hooper and Tabatha Finley.

Casket bearers are Joel Wilson, Philip Cully, Ben Long, Danny Barb, Paul White Jr., and Edward Sherwood.

Honorary bearers are John McMillian and Al Jazstremski.

Opal Fleming

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Opal Virginia Lee (King) Fleming, were held Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002 at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Dan Anderson officiated the services.

Fleming died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka at the age of 81.

She was born to Robert Henry King and Clara Rosa Nicely King on Oct. 20, 1920 in Okataha.

Her family moved to the area when she was a young child.

Fleming was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

She married Lawrence Fleming in 1943 and they made Wewoka their home.

Fleming was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one son, Larry Fleming; and one granddaughter.

Shirley Fletcher

Funeral services for Maud resident Shirley Louise Fletcher, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Maud.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Fletcher died Friday, July 19, 2002 at her home in Maud at the age of 66.

She was born to Ray Horner and Viola (Kemph) Horner on July 4, 1936 in Wakefield, Kan.

She married Joe Fletcher on June 1, 1955 in Manford.

Fletcher was a homemaker and mother, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jacqueline D. Fletcher on Feb. 4, 1963; one son, James Neal Fletcher on October 9, 1964; two sisters, Kretta Schultz and Marie Lee; and one brother, Leo Horner.

Fletcher is survived by her husband, Joe, of the home; two sons, Barry Fletcher, Maud, and Corey Fletcher, Shawnee; two brothers, Arthur Horner, Junction City, Kan., and J.W. Horner, Glendale, Ariz.; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers are Ray Fletcher, Steve Fletcher, Cary Fletcher, Larry Fletcher, Tommy King, and Mike Stalnaker.

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Elma (Phillips) Fogarty

Funeral services for Seminole resident Elma (Phillips) Fogarty are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Highway Baptist Church.

Revs. John Haddock and Cal Hunter are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Fogarty died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 83.

She was born April 19, 1918 in Everton, Ark. to Temple Garrett and Audo Margaret (Swoffard) Phillips.

She attended Varnum High School.

Fogarty married John A. "Arch" Fogarty on Sept. 12, 1937.

She was a member of Highway Baptist Church and the Prairie Valley Home Extension Group.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one son, John G. Fogarty on April 10, 1993.

Fogarty is survived by one daughter, Margaret Brewer Lawson of Tulsa; one daughter-in-law, Margo Fogarty of Roswell, N.M.; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and W.C. Mills of San Angelo, Texas; grandchildren, Robert Brewer and his wife, Haley, Chelley Davison and her husband, Mike, Heather Fogarty and Heath Chambers; and great-grandchildren, Magan Brewer, Lauren, Shannon and Jeffrey Davison.

Hobart Fowler

Graveside funeral services for Hobert Leroy Fowler, the brother of a Seminole resident, were scheduled for Tuesday morning at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Services are under the direction of Barnes and Johnson Funeral Home of Midwest City.

Fowler died Friday, July 26, 2002 at the age of 85.

He was born Dec. 29, 1916 in Holdenville to Jim and Bertha (Adams) Fowler.

He was a World War II veteran and a superintendent for Tri State Building and Supply Company.

Fowler is survived by his wife, Raye; four daughters, Patsy Ann of Oklahoma City, Cheryl Yvonne of McKinney, Texas, Ramona Dawn of Midwest City, and Pamela Jean of Arma, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, L.C. "Pete" Fowler of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James; and two sisters, Hazel Gosey and Thelma Pearl Fowler.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the America Heart Association.

 

Reba Frazier

Graveside funeral services for Reba Ray (Sanders) Lott Frazier were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield was set to officiate.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Frazier died Friday, March 22, 2002 at her home in Seminole at the age of 63.

She was born March 1, 1939 in Wetumka to Edward and Merle (Ray) Sanders.

She married Darrell F. Lott in 1963.

He preceded Frazier in death in 1996.

She then married Osbey Frazier in 1997.

He preceded her in death in 1999.

Frazier retired from Home Health Care in 1998.

She was a member of the Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her father; one brtoher, Ebert Sanders in 1987; one infant sister, Jenette Sanders; and both husbands.

Frazier is survived by her mother of Seminole; two sons, Stephen Lott of Okeechobee, Fla., and Jeffery Allen Mason of Corcoran, Calif.; one daughter, Katherine Boardman of Ogden, Utah; one brother, David Sanders of Seminole; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Clyde Freer

Funeral services for Clyde Earnest Freer were held Monday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Leo Streater officiated.

Services were under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Freer died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville at the age of 86.

He was born in Chilton, Mo. on March 24, 1916 to Harry and Anna Odessa Daniels Freer.

He grew up in Oklahoma and attended Ong School.

Freer married Mildred Inez Thomas on Sept. 10, 1933 in Wewoka.

They moved back to Wewoka 32 years ago from Albuquerque, N.M.

He owned and operated Clyde’s Body Shop until his retirement.

Freer was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Jack in 1937; a son, Eugene in 1959; and one brother, Jim Freer.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Jerry Freer of Wewoka; three brothers, Charles Freer of Los Molinos, Calif., Frank Freer of Chico, Calif., and Sam Freer of Durham, Calif.; one sister, Irene Freer Barrot of Corning, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Lenny Freer, Ray Freer, Jerry E. Freer, Ed Freer, Ron Walker, and David Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Freer, Tony Johnson, and Donny Gleason.

Charlotte Frye

Graveside funeral services for Charlotte Geraldine Frye are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Frye died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

Frye was born May 8, 1935 in Wewoka to Eldon and Myrtle Dorothea (Jackson) Hodge.

She had been a Stroud resident for the last 10 years.

She was a homemaker.

Frye was preceded in death by her father and mother.

She is survived by her son, Ed P. Frye II of Sandston, Va.; one brother, Stan Hodge; one sister, Jo Wold of Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren.

Ester Fuller

Funeral services for Ester Wilson Fuller are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Pastor Robert M. McGowan Jr. is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Fuller died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 78.

She was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Cully to Russell Harrison and Flora Jane (Owens) Payne.

She married Raymond Wilson on Nov. 4, 1938 in Wewoka.

He preceded Fuller in death on July 12, 1980.

She later married James Fuller on Sept. 23, 1988 in Lawton.

He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2001.

Fuller was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one granddaughter, Dawnette Bruton; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Wilson of Konawa and Curtis Wilson of Seminole; six daughters, Leona Hudson of Maud, Leta Gibson of Salem, Ore., Jane Cantrell of Ada, Ruth Bohn of Alexandria, Va., Patsy Baxter of Purcell, and Margaret Brown of Konawa; 45 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Long of Konawa; and five step-children, Rita Cathy of Idabel, James E. Fuller of Crinth,Texas, Molly Guthrie of Lawton, Morgan L. Fuller of Houston, Texas, and Avery Lynn Fuller of Johnson City, Texas.

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Ercy Gaines

Funeral services for Ercy DeEster "Johnson" Gaines, sister of Lima residents Wilzetta and Carolyn Edwards, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Galileo Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Rev. Richard Laskey will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Grayson Cemetery in Konawa, under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc. of Oklahoma City.

Gaines died Thursday, July 25, 2002.

She was born to Ercy and Sylvia Johnson on June 29, 1957 in Shawnee.

Gaines attended Earlsboro High School where she graduated in 1975.

After graduating, she moved to Shawnee where she worked for several years at Worthing Pump.

At an early age Gaines joined the White Chapel C.M.E. Church in Earslboro.

She married Larry Gaines in 1978 in Shawnee.

Gaines was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry; one sister, Helen McCrimmon; and two brothers, Authur Lee and Willie Leroy Johnson.

She is survived by one daughter, LeKeisha Johnson; one son, Jason Jerome Johnson, Vinita; five sisters, Louise Hishaw, Shawnee, Willzetta Edwards and Carolyn Edwards, both of Lima, Donna Talton, Shawnee, and Etta Lewis, Shawnee; one brother, Ernest Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Ernest Edwards, Bryant Edwards, Juice Edwards, Micheal Edwards, Kevin King, and Travorzea Kennedy.

Honorary bearers are Kenneth Edwards, Albert Hishaw, Ed Carr, Sammy Joe Edwards, Monty Lewis, and Donald Carr.

Marshall Gaines

Graveside funeral services for Marshall Odell Gaines were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Gaines died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at his home at the age of 70.

He was born July 29, 1932 in Sasakwa to Lodus and Pearl Hailey Gaines.

He was a veteran of the Korean War from 1949 to 1953.

Gaines married Betty Glover in 1957.

He was preceded in death by his parents and Lodus and Pearl Gaines Betty Glover Gaines in 1957.

He is survived by two sons, Roger Dale of Holdenville and Ronnie Don of Seminole; two daughters, Teresa Alexadrana of Oklahoma City and Lisa Roger of Holdenville; seven siblings, Doris Spurill of Allen, Margie Dodd of Wewoka, Betty Cook of Eufaula, Belva Krause of Bowlegs, Eddie Gaines of Springville, Texas, Jerry Gaines of Holdenville, and Jimmy Gaines of Moore; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ollie Gaines

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ollie Luevada Trout Gaines were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Revs. Russell Ryker and Allen Wood officiated the services.

Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Gaines died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at the age of 96.

She was born to Jasper Rice Trout and Dorinda Arabell Sanders Trout on Dec. 24, 1905 near Konawa.

Gaines grew up in the Sasakwa-Konawa area at Rocky point and was a hard worker from a young age, cooking for her father’s sawmill workers at the age of seven.

She loved cooking, sewing, embroidering, and taking care of her family.

Gaines loved to have visitors and she would plant things for other people so she could give it to them.

She married Homer Lee Gaines on Dec. 3, 1922 and they moved to the Wewoka area in 1935.

Gaines attended Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church; and cooked at Hilltop School west of Wewoka for many years.

At the time of her death, Gaines was a resident of Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 8, 1971; her parents; one son, Herman O. Gaines; one daughter, Doris M. Gaines; and was the last of her brothers and sisters, Verna, Elsie, Roxy, Charlie, Dora, Liza, Bud and Jess.

Gaines is survived by four sons, Hulen R. Gaines, Wewoka, Truman J. Gaines, Seminole, Bobby D. Gaines, Henryetta, and Lee Gaines, Garland, Texas; 14 grandchildren, one of whom , Karen Low Alice, she raised, 29 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Mike Gaines, Larry Alice, George Fain, Russell Fain, Rocky Edwards, and Tim Walden.

Honorary bearers are Steve Butterfield, Shayne Walden, Jared Walden, and Brock Edwards.

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Adolph Garfield

A private family graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harrison-Tiger family cemetery in Seminole County.

Rev. H.P. Bradshaw officiated.

The service was under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Garfield was born and died on Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Zachariah Harrison.

He is survived by his mother, Jessica Harrison of Wewoka and his fahter, Adolph L. Garfield of Shawnee; one sister, Iesha Harrison; three half-brothers, DeAngell Garfield, Monterio Garfield, and Kyle Wayne Garfield; grandparents, Wanda and Willie Bruner of Wewoka and H.P. and Dee Bradshaw of Shawnee.

Albert Gentry

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Funeral services for Albert Gentry, the brother of a Seminole resident, were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Long Point Baptist Church.

Burial was to follow at Woodlawn Garden of Memories.

Gentry died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at the age of 92.

He was born July 30, 1909 in Nelson to Samuel Jackson and Mery Etta Gentry.

He married Laidene Allen on May 18, 1939 in Shawnee.

Gentry was employed for 25 years with Gulf Oil Corporation in Oklahoma, Indiana, and Illinois.

He and his wife moved to Houston following his retirement.

He was an employee of Wagner Hardware there for 10 years.

Gentry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lela McMullin and Betty Linn; and six brothers, Leonard Gentry, Oscar Gentry, Roy Gentry, Clinton Gentry, Clyde Gentry and Howard Gentry.

He is survived by two daughters, Geneva June Gentry of Houston, Texas and Arlene Varner of Sugar Land, Texas; three sisters, Ruby Winn of Seminole, Velma Crews of Chandler, and Bessie Kidwell of Napa, Calif.

Memorial donations may be made to Long Point Baptist Church, or any Meals-on-Wheels or Food Bank Program.

Doyle George

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Doyle Lloyd George, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate.

George died Thursday, July 18, 2002 at Midwest Regional Hospital in Midwest City at the age of 79.

He was born to Wade and Gladys Reich George on March 5, 1923 in Danville, Ark.

George was reared in the Yeager community and attended Holdenville schools, graduating from Holdenville High School in 1942.

He attended Oklahoma A&M until he was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II.

George returned to Oklahoma and worked as an inventory specialist at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement in 1970.

He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Hester Outland; his parents; one great-granddaughter, Derian George; and one sister, Sue Wiggins.

George is survived by five children, Lisa Jones, Del City, James Scott George, Midwest City, Phillip George, Midwest City, and John and Greg George, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; and one brother, Bill George, Midwest City.

Homer ‘Gene’ Glover

Funeral services for Homer "Gene" Glover are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Glover died Friday, April 5, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 77.

He was born March 24, 1925 in Konawa to James Augustus and Carrie (Kidd) Glover.

He married Vivaree "Vi Virginia (Davis) Glover on June 14, 1947 in Konawa.

Glover was an electrician and plumber.

He was employed at Seminole Hospital for 11 years and then Creek Nation Hospital for 11 years in the Hospital Engineering Department.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Glover was a radioman third class and served in the South Pacific during World War II.

He received a Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with three stars, Philippine Liberation Campaign Ribbon with two stars.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Seminole where he was a Deacon.

Glover was a Scout Master in Stroud.

He received his delayed High School Diploma this past year during a special ceremony for veterans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and six sisters.

Glover is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Gary Gene Glover of Edmond and one daughter, Sheri Swanda of Newalla.

Casket bearers are Jack Reynolds, Normal Waddell, Dr. Brendan O’Keeffe, James "Dub" Childers, Danny Khoury, Dale Nichols, Norman Carpenter, and Randy Allison.

Honorary bearers are the Tom Rammage Men’s Bible Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, Deacons of First Baptist Church, Andy Anderson, Mike Deatherage, Vernon Rutherfod, and Alan Mui.

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Opal Glover

Funeral services for former Maud resident Opal Marie Glover are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Romulus Baptist Church.

Rev. Mike Craig and Rev. Darrell Whiten are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Romulus Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Glover died Monday, March 18, 2002 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 85.

She was born March 17, 1917 in the Romulus area.

She married Russell E. Glover on Nov. 3, 1937 in Lawton.

He preceded Glover in death on March 3, 1993.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Romulus Baptist Church.

Glover was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Larry Glover on Jan. 7, 1979; one grandson, Keith Glover on Dec. 16, 1988; four brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by one son, Russell Glover of Macomb; one daughter, Shirley Beleu of Macomb; five grandchildren; 11 geat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Gordon

Funeral services for Wewoka native Dorothy A. Gordon are scheduled for Friday at Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Wake services are planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at Temple and Sons Funeral Chapel.

Gordon died Friday, April 19, 2002 following a short illness.

She was 69.

She was born Feb. 15, 1933 in Wewoka.

Gordon attended Wewoka Douglass High School and Oklahoma City Nursing School.

She was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, Grand Chapter O.E.S., and numerous Masonic and community organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Gordon is survived by her children, James Washington, Gregory E. Gordon, Diane Stotts-Brown, and Denise Gordon-Thompson; one brother, Jesse L. Crawford; and her grandchildren.

Nathaniel ‘Fats’ Gordon

Funeral services for Nathaniel "Fats" Gordon are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. L.R. Drinkwater of Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church of Oklahoma City is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Gordon died Thursday, March 14, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 68.

He was born Oct. 13, 1933 in the Nobletown Community in Wewoka to Henry and Denise Gordon.

In 1984, he retired from Bellnomini Ranch/Farm where he worked for 20 years.

Gordon was also employed by John Morris House Movers for 10 years.

He was a member of Ethiopia Reformed Coptic Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Gordon is survived by his wife of San Antonio, Texas; his mother of Oklahoma City; one son, Reginald Albert Gordon of Bakersfield, Calif.; one brother, Clifton Gordon of Oklahoma City; one sister, Louise Gordon of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.

Pearl Gordon

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Pearl Gordon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. L.R. Drinkwater of Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church of Oklahoma City is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Gordon died Sunday, May 12 at O.U. Medical Center Presbyterian Tower at the age of 106.

She was born Jan. 20, 1896 in Houston, Miss. to Henry and Hanrietta Lyles Davis.

She had lived in Wewoka most of her life before moving to California and living there for eight years.

Gordon then moved back to Wewoka in 1958 and stayed there until 1999 when her health began to fail.

She then moved to Oklahoma City with her daughter who looked after her until her death.

She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Spring Creek Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Gordon was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Louise Gordon of Oklahoma City; one son, Clifton Gordon of Oklahoma City; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

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Willie Gordon

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Willie Lee Gordon are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel.

Rev. L.R. Drinkwater is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc.

Gordon died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at the age of 75.

He was born Feb. 15, 1927 in Lima to Willie and Bertha Cartlidge Gordon.

He attended elementary school in Lima and Douglas High School in Wewoka.

Gordon enlisted in the United States Army and served in World War II.

After receiving an honorable discharge in 1946, he returned to Oklahoma and went to work at Douglass Aircraft, now known at Tinker Air Force Base.

He left Douglass Aircraft and became a laborer with the International HOD Carriers Local 612.

Gordon worked with the Local in Lost Angeles, Calif. and Oklahoma City for over 30 years.

He was a Mason and affiliated with Inspired Lodge No. 195 of Prince Hall Grand Lodge.

In September of 1952, he married Dorothy Ann Crawford Gordon of Wewoka.

Gordon is survived by his wife; his children, Patricia Gordon of Los Angeles, Calif., Joyce McDaniels of Carson, Calif., James Washington of Wewoka, Mary Louise Quinn of Aurora, Colo., Gwendolyn Diane Stotts-Brown of Plano, Texas, and Denise Gordon Thompson and Gregory Gordon, both of Oklahoma City; three brothers, R.T. Gordon of Las Vegas, Nev., Leon Gordon of Clinton, Md., and Cleveland Gordon of Long Beach, Calif.; a grandchild he raised, Gregory Garnett Gordon of Oklahoma City; 25 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbeaers are the Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church and Faith Memorial Baptist Church.

Honorary bearers are C.J. Hines, John L. Osborn, Marvin Moore, Raymond Hamilton, Cleo Murray, Booker Carter, and Willie James.

Francine Gray

The Mass of Christian Burial for Seminole native Francine Gray was held this morning at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Interment followed at Resurrection Memorial Church.

Gray died Saturday, June 8, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 59.

She was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Seminole to Sylvia Beatrice and Roy Elmer Williams.

After graduating high school in Blackwell, she moved to Oklahoma City where she became a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Gray recently retired from the state health department.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

She is survived by her husband, A.C. Gray; one daughter, Terri York; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce Thrasher and Kay Jones.

Services were under the direction of Smith and Kernke.

Vesta M. Gray

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident Vesta Mary Gray were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.

Michael Smith was set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Gray died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at Golden Rule Nursing Center in Shawnee at the age of 97.

She was born March 11, 1904 in Shell Knob, Mo. to Samuel Z. and Armila (James) Taylor.

She married Orville E. Gray, who preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1983.

Gray worked for Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City and Wackers.

She was a member of the Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jack and Vernon Gray; her husband; and three brothers and three sisters.

Gray is survived by her niece, Marie "Shirley" Lejska of Shawnee; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

Maggie Griffin

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Maggie "Nanny" Griffin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Griffin passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2002 at Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 84.

She was born to Jonas Jackson and Nellie (Kelough) Jackson on March 12, 1918 in Stigler.

She was married to Charlie Griffin for 69 years, and was a homemaker.

Griffin was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Maudie Coffey; four sisters; four brothers and three grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and R.G. Talamasey, Seminole; one stepson, Foy Wayne Griffin, Sacramento, Calif.; a son-in-law, Art Coffey, Seminole; Grandchildren, Michelle and Bruce Fields, Moore, Melinda and Wayne Timmons, Kimberly Talamasey and Coz Gorman, Ruban Talamasey, Tammy Talamasey, Shawna Talamasey, Jeremiah Talamasey and Brendan Talamasey, all of Seminole; Great-grandchildren, Heather Parsons and Jerad Fields, Moore, James and Rachael Timmons, Justice and Katevce Talamasey, Zachary and Jordan Talamasey, and Shaine Talamasey, all of Seminole, and Damien Hobia, Wetumka.

Casketbearers are James Timmons, Ruban Talamasey, Jeremiah Talamasey, Jerad Fields, Gerald Pickett and John Lofton.

Honorary bearers are Brendan Talamasey, Coz Gorman, Wayne Timmons, Bruce Fields and Leroy Mitchell.

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Velva Opal Griffin

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident Velva Opal Griffin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Griffin died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 88.

She was born Feb. 18, 1913 in Baldknob, Ark. to William and Sarah Meredith.

She married Howard Edward Griffin in Baldknob, Ark.

Griffin was a home provider for the elderly and took care of over 50 foster children.

She attended Penn West Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Griffin is survived by her step-mother, Blanchie Gist of Ft. Smith, Ark.; her husband of the home; one son, Marvin Griffin of Seminole; two daughters, LaJuana DeLoach of Seminole and Anita Williamson of Holdenville; one sister, Juanita Wallace of Baldknob, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

Honorary bearers are Dennis Beckett, Gary Griffin, Roy Griffin, Kevin Griffin, Mike Arthur, and Tim Miner.

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Victoria ‘Nud’ Gross

Funeral services for Victoria Edwards "Nud" Brothers Gross are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Interment is to follow in Lima Cemetery under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc.

Gross died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at the age of 88.

She was born June 5, 1913 in Wellston to Rev. John Floyd and Mahalia Edwards.

The family moved to Lima.

Gross was a member of the Mount Zion Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School.

She was known as "Nud" or "Auntie Nuddy" to her family and "Grandma" to her students.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Eloise.

Gross is survived by one daughter, Ceola of Oklahoma City; one brother, John Floyd of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sister, Pearl Hill and Ruby Osborn, both of Oklahoma City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lyda Guinn

Funeral services for Lyda Hermita (Chilcoat) Guinn are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Maud.

Rev. John Kirk is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Guinn died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Health in Sherman, Texas.

She was born May 17, 1925 in Haileyville to Tom and Alma Smith.

She married Byrd Argie Guinn Jr. on Dec. 21, 1943 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Guinn was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Maud.

She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and various military wives’ organizations throughout the world.

She traveled with her husband, who served in the United State Air Force for over 25 years.

They lived in 22 states and Japan for two years.

Guinn was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Lorna Guinn Mitcham.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one daughter, Gwen Henderson of Denison, Texas; six grandchildren; six great-grandchidren; and one sister, LaVonia LaVelle of Sherman, Texas.

Casket bearers are to be Dennis Martin, Steve Hagan, Don Jordan, Darrie Fesperman, and Darrell Rickerson.

Honorary bearers are Jerry Henderson, Lance Guinn, Jerry Guinn, and Willard Brock.

Darlene Hair

Funeral services for Darlene Hair are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Johnnie Hinton is set to officiate.

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

Hair died March 25 in Shawnee at the age of 69.

She was born May 10, 1932 in Seminole to Rex and Dessie Ott Stewart.

During World War II, her family moved to Pryor, where she attended grade school.

After the war was over, Hair and her family moved to Wewoka, where she attended secondary school.

On Dec. 25, 1947, she married Toby Hair.

After her children began school, she worked in the Wewoka School cafeteria.

Hair retired in 1988 after 22 years.

During the same time, she and her husband were kitchen manager and cook at the Holdenville Elks Lodge and later with the Seminole Elks Lodge, where Hair was currently employed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Donny Hair of Shawnee and Danny Hair of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Dee Dee Hair of Wewoka; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Shirley Huser of Weatherford and Betty Jones of Oklahoma City; and one brother, J.R. Stewart of Ada.

Pallbearers are Jim Glasco, Dan Wallace, Ken Taylor, Doug Shipman, Kenny Pryor and Jim Morgan.

 

Clayton Hale

Funeral services for Longtime Maud resident Clayton B. Hale are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in Maud.

Revs. Tim Martin and Wesley Martin will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Hale died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at his home in Maud at the age of 91.

He was born to Leroy Hale and Amanda Ella (Layton) Hale on Sept. 29, 1911 in Whitesboro, Texas.

Hale married Hazel Mae Arnold on Feb. 4, 1933 in Maud.

Hale was a railroad worker who retired after 50 years of service.

He worked for the O.C.A.&A. Railroad, the KATY Railroad, and the Santa Fe.

Hale also worker as a civilian employee during World War II laying all railroad tracks at Tinker Air Force Base.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, and a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees.

Hale was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Henry, Pat, Fred, O.B., and Carlton; two sisters, Clearinda and Beulah; and three children, Ima Mae Hale, Donald Ray Hale, and Dennis Vernon Hale.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel M. Hale, of the home; one son, Dr. Ron Hale, Woodside, Calif.; two daughters, Fern Blain, Bakersfield, Calif., and Linda Martin, Maud; one brother, Lemuel Hale, Maud; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Steven Blain, Rob Hale, David Hale, Timmy Harper, Jerry Hayden and Luther Martin.

Kathryn Hall

Graveside funeral services for Kathryn Virginia Hall are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo, Calif., under the direction of the Skyview funeral home.

Hall died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at her home in San Jose at the age of 75.

She was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Madill. She moved to San Jose nine months ago from Placerville, where she had lived the last 30 years.

She was a homemaker and past president of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary Post 2680, past president of the Pinecones, Shiners and TOPS.

She was the much-loved wife of John Deen Hall for 57 years and the loving mother of two daughters and two sons.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; daughters, Brenda Kay Hoover and Fay Zacarias, both of San Jose; sons Johnny Wayne Hall of Los Angeles, and James Carroll Hall, Oakland; two sisters, Lucille Carter, Wewoka, and Gladys Boucher, Saratoga, Calif.; two brothers, Clarence "Red" Craddock, Lafayetta, La., and Marvin Craddock, Kingville, Mo.

She is survived by four grandchildren, Veronica Michelle Zacarias, Annabelle Hall, Michael James Sousa, Dean Forrest Hutchinson and Rhonda Ann Dolcini; and six great-grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Sousa, Tyler Dean Sousa, Jake Forrest Hutchinson, Draeden Anthony Hall, Jennifer Ann and Nicolette Marie Dolcini.

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society, Solano Units, 1652 W. Texas Street, Suite 110, Fairfield, Calif. 94533.

Leslie ‘Jake’ Hamilton

BROKEN ARROW -- Funeral services for former Seminole resident Leslie Farrell "Jake" Hamilton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Northside Christian Church.

Pastor Bob Brust will officiate.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

Hamilton died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 74.

He was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Cushing to Glen A. and Mabel (Stillwell) Hamilton.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1946 and served in the US Navy from 1946-48.

Hamilton participated in the Bikini Island atomic bomb test.

He was employed with Tulsa-based Service Drilling Company for three years after moving to Broken Arrow.

He continued as drilling superintendent for Phillips’ Petroleum’s offshore operations in the North Sea until his retirement in 1989.

He was baptized at First Christian Church in Seminole in 1956 and had been a member of Northside Christian Church since 1998.

He married Betty Sanderson on June 3, 1949, in Seminole; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Steve Hamilton, Spring, Texas, and Joe Hamilton, Oklahoma City; one sister, Geraldine Grubb, Broken Arrow; two brothers, Grover Hamilton, Bristow, and Bill Hamilton, Midwest City.

Memorial donations may be sent to Northside Christian Church, 1201 N. Elm, Broken Arrow, 74012.

 

Kelly Lee Haney

Funeral services for Seminole resident Kelly Lee "Brown" Haney, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church in Strothers.

Revs. Mike Harjo and Thomas Morris will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wake services for Haney will be tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Haney died Monday, July 15, 2002 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 42.

He was born to Robert "Bob" Haney and Jo Kay Underwood on Jan. 24, 1960 in Seminole County.

Haney was reared in the Strothers area and attended school at Pleasant Grove.

He was a member of the Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Haney was preceded in death by his father Robert "Bob" Haney.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jo Kay and J.D. Berryman, Shawnee; two children, Sterling Royce Haney and Colton "Chubby" Haney, both of Toppenish, Wash.; and his brothers and sisters, Steve Haney, Shawnee, Shelly Hall, Oklahoma City, Bobbie Haney, Okmulgee, Andrea Henderson, Shawnee, and Cyd Wood, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers are Tony Perry, Rick Deer, Joe Deer, Ronnie Harjo, Jerome Isham, Bruce Harjo, and Nathan Harjo.

Honorary pallbearers are Victor Underwood, Tecumseh Underwood, Ted Underwood, Willie Underwood, Jerry Haney, and Ernie Haney.

James ‘Joe Buck’ Harjo

Funeral services for Holdenville resident James R. "Joe Buck" Harjo are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Interment will follow at Rock Springs Church cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Harjo passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 46.

James was born on April 10, 1955 in Talihina to Togie (Att) and Sampson Harjo.

He was raised in Hughes County and attended Jones Academy in Hartshorne.

James worked for the city of Holdenville in the Water Department and recently retired because of his illness.

His father, Sampson Harjo, preceded James in death.

James is survived by one daughter, Nancy Harjo; two sons, James Ray Harjo, Jr., and Steven Harjo, all of Tulsa; his mother, Togie Harjo, Holdenville; one sister, Susie Harjo Clifft, Wewoka; one brother, Jimmy Harjo, Holdenville; three grandchildren, Shilo Harjo, Wewoka, Terrence Harjo, Tulsa, and Ericha Harjo, Tulsa; his grandmother, Liza Harjo, Konawa; one uncle, Franklin Harjo, Konawa; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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Neomi Harjo

Home services for Neomi Lee Dixon Harjo were scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday.

She will be moved to Hitchitee United Methodist Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. Wake services will commence at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Mike Svitak and Rev. Mike Harjo officiating.

Pallbearers will be the Seminole Chapter of the Viet Name Veterans.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Auxiliary and Seminole Chapter of Viet Nam Veterans.

Interment is to follow at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Harjo died Thursday, June 13 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 61.

She was born in Bentley on May 6, 1941 to Frank and Frances Jim Dixon.

She was raised in the Strother area and attended Strother and Sequoyah Schools.

Harjo married Charley Harjo were married on June 28, 1960 in Seminole.

She was a lifetime member of the Hitchitee United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

She was also a youth group leader.

Harjo was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader and President of the Seminole Chapter Honor Color Guard and Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of the home; two daughters, Gwendolyn Harjo of Glenpool and Cheryl Harjo of Okmulgee; one son, Charles Harjo Jr. of Kiefer; three brothers, Evan Haney, David Haney, and Joe Haney, all of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her father; her mother; her stepfather, Rev. Vernon Haney; one son, Victor L. Harjo; two sisters, Rose Haney and Elizabeth Perkins; and two brothers, Aaron Dixon and an infant brother, Daniel Haney.

 

 

Cordelia Harris

Funeral services for longtime Earlsboro resident Cordelia Harris are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ware Chapel CME Church in Earlsboro.

Rev. Rabon Turner is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Harris died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 91.

She was born June 6, 1905 in Memphis, Tenn.

She married Edward Renzo Harris in 1966 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2002.

Harris attended Ware Chapel CME Church in Earlsboro.

She is survived by one son, Lonnie Jett of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, James Arthur Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Lucille Anderson, Ida Holloway, and Emma of Memphis, Tenn.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tommy Harris

Funeral services for Tommy Dale Harris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Ed George and Rev. Frank Moppin are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Harris died Monday, May 27, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 64.

He was born Feb. 10, 1938 at Concho Indian Hospital in El Reno to Thomas W. and Grace Davis Harris.

He graduated from Cully and Sasakwa Schools.

Harris married Judith "Judy" Gonyer in Ada on July 5, 1958.

They lived in the Sasakwa area throughout their married life.

He was employed as a truck driver for J.L. Lewis and retired from Oxy-Cities Service in 1995.

Harris was a member of several antique tractor clubs and the Spaulding Vintage Equipment Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Sharon Griffith of Holdenville and Karen Herrin of Ada; one son, Dale Harris of Ada; three sisters, Arnetta Harjo of Sasakwa, Sue Giles of Holdenville, and Nancy Conley of Wewoka; four brothers, Larry Harris, Charles Harris, and David Harris, all of Holdenville, and Roy Dean Harris of Wewoka; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Larry Crouch, Dale Jesse, Terry Douthit, Grover Taylor, Ray Griffith, and Charles Sisco.

Honorary pallbearers are Jesse Blackburn, Buddy George, Calvin Neely, and Leo Kuestersteffen.

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Richard Hastings

EDMOND – Funeral services for Richard Hastings are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Waterloo Road Baptist Church.

Interment is to follow at 4 p.m. at Little Cemetery.

Hastings died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at the age of 54.

He was born July 8, 1947 in Guymon.

He served in the Vietnam War.

Hastings is survived by his wife, Nina Hastings of Edmond; one son, Brent Mistler of Edmond; two daughters, Paige Mistler of Kansas City, Mo. and Dianna Sporich of Hollister, Mo.; three brothers, Charles Hastings of Onalaska, Wis., Jim Hastings of Phoenix, Ariz., and Bill Hastings of Texarkana, Texas; and five grandsons.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Waterloo Road Baptist Church.

Hattie Orr

CHICKASHA – Funeral services for former Seminole teacher Hattie B. Orr were scheduled for this morning at First Presbyterian Church of Chickasha.

Rev. Barbara Hunt and Rev. Larry Hatfield were to officiate.

Interment was to follow at Martha Cemetery north of Altus under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Orr died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002 in Chickasha at the age of 92.

She was born Jan. 17, 1910 in Altus to Frances Elmer and Cora Alice Munsell Barrett.

She graduated high school in Altus in 1927.

In 1931, Orr graduated from the University of Oklahoma and later received her masters in 1950.

Orr married Joseph Everett Orr on March 27, 1937 in Ardmore.

She taught school in Tulsa Union Consolidated Schools, Waurika, and Seminole.

She also taught third grade at the University of Oklahoma Laboratory School.

During Orr’s career in teaching, she also taught on the college level at the University of Oklahoma.

In 1965, she began teaching at the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, now USAO. She retired in 1974.

Orr was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church and attended the First Presbyterian Church.

She was active in the Chickasha Literacy Council, Grady Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and her husband on Sept. 21, 1981.

Orr is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Wewerka of Carraroe, Co. Galway, Ireland and Marjorie Beck of Eugene Ore.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Tammy (Eeds) Heflin

Funeral services for Seminole native Tammy Lynette Heflin were held Monday at North Metro Baptist Church in Buford, Ga.

Dr. Frank Cox officiated.

The body was taken to Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler, Texas.

The family will receive friends there Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., after which interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Heflin died Thursday, June 27, 2002 after an extended illness.

She was 29.

She is survived by her husband, Todd Heflin of Buford, Ga.; two sons, Robert Heflin and Sean Heflin, both of Buford, Ga.; parents, Dannie and Peggy Eeds of Oklahoma; one sister, Carmen Vance of Texas; and three brothers, Todd Eeds of Arizona, Jerry Eeds of Oklahoma, and Scott Eeds of Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tammy Heflin Cancer Fund, First Union, 3500 Braselton Highway, Box 9793, Dacula, Ga., 30019.

Darla Heinzig

Funeral services for Darla Heinzig were held Monday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Prague.

Rev. A.E. "Doc" Webber officiated.

Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service.

Heinzig died Saturday, March 20, 2002 in Shawnee at the age of 62.

She was born Aug. 31, 1939 in Paden to Forrest Claude and Clora (Argo) Littrell.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church, the Seminole Elks Lodge, and Birthday Club.

Heinzig worked as a DHS auditor for the State of Oklahoma.

She married Leon Heinzig on Sept. 23, 1955.

He preceded her in death on June 6, 1993.

Heinzig was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Rocky Heinzig.

She is survived by one son, Chris Heinzig of Wewoka; one daughter, Shelly Heinzig of Seminole; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Carlyn Allen of San Antonio and Dena Ellis of Paden; and a special friend, Tommy Harris of Prague.

Millie Hendrix

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Millie Gean Hendrix are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday in the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Rev. Bob Croucher of Faith Bible Church in Prague is set to officiate.

Burial is scheduled to follow in Paden Cemetery, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Hendrix passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at her home in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 59.

She was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Seminole, to James Franklin and Hazel Beatrice (Cole) Martin.

Hendrix grew up near Seminole and attended Prairie Valley Schools.

She later lived in Edmond, where she attended Calvary Temple Church and sold tires for Goodyear.

She was married to Rick Hendrix in Las Vegas.

Hendrix was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Tammy Gorham.

She is survived by her husband; three sons Larry Lozer, Dallas, Texas, James Lozer, Edmond, and Randy Hendrix, Washington; six daughters LaDonna Sloniker, Edmond, Terri Weiler, Arlington, Texas, Tara Ory, Edmond, Sammie Adlous, Arlington, Texas, Kathy Johnson, Colorado, and Shelly Hendrix, Durant; her brother Hershel Martin, Bowlegs; her sister Edith Adams, Paden; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Ina ‘Lynn’ Henley

Ina "Lynn" Henley of Blackwell died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 62 after a short illness.

Lynn was born to Jewell and Burton Burris on Jan. 6, 1940 in Wewoka.

She married James "Jim" Henley on July 6, 1957 in Wewoka, where the couple lived until 1965.

The couple moved to Blackwell after Jim graduated from the Highway Patrol Academy.

Lynn was the Tag Agent in Blackwell just short of 25 years.

Lynn was an honor student and was also selected for Girls’ State while attending high school in Wewoka.

She was a longtime active member of the Blackwell Chapter of Eastern Star #51 where she was Past Worthy Matron twice and held the position of Chaplain for 2002.

She has been a Sunday School teacher at the First Christian Church in Blackwell, where she was an active member for the last 37 years.

Lynn loved her community and social involvement through the years, including the schools, campfire, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

She is survived by her husband, James R. "Jim" Henley; daughter, Cindy Henley Hess of Lewisville, Texas; son, J. Keith Henley and wife, Scarlet; granddaughter Emma Kate Henley of Tulsa; mother, Jewell Burris of Blackwell Nursing Home; sister, Nancy Kirk of husband, Phil of Mead; nephew, Bryan and wife, Brandy Kirk of Greenwood, Ark.; brother-in-law, Don and wife Cleta Henley of Antlers; nephew, Mike and wife, Debbie Henley of Antlers; Jack and Mary Lou Davis, Nellie Davis, Darilyn and Tom Williams of Wewoka, and Gary and Priscilla Dutton of Seminole; and numerous other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Burton Burris; maternal grandmother, Ila Mae Davis; maternal grandfather, Luther A. Davis; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Burris; paternal grandfather, Ira Burris; mother-in-law, Delores Orr; stepfather-in-law, Virgil Orr; and father-in-law, Burl Henley.

Especially remembered for her love of family and service to the community, Lynn will be deeply missed by her family and loved ones.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 in the First Christian Church, 306 E. Coolidge Ave., Blackwell.

Rev. Jeff Koch and Rev. Lew Davis will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Mike Henley (nephew), Bryan Kirk (nephew), Phil Kirk (brother-in-law), Chester Black, Larry Cannon, Frank Dyer, Bruce Hammer, and Larry Logan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

Donations can be made to the Blackwell First Christian Church Building Fund or Blackwell Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #51 through Roberts and Son Funeral Home at (580)383-3737.

Alfred Henry

Funeral services for Seminole County native Alfred Dow Henry were held Monday, July 29, 2002 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Eastman Factor officiated the services.

Interment followed at the Holdenville Cemetery, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Henry died Saturday, July 27, 2002 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 56.

He was born to James Drew and Dosha Bell "Webb" Henry on Oct. 18, 1945 in Seminole County.

Henry was raised in Wewoka and attended school there.

He married Jeanie Tiger on Dec. 27, 1966 in Wetumka.

Henry worked for Acker Industries for many years as a machinist.

He also served with the Army National Guard for six years and with the Reserve for two years.

Henry is survived by three daughters, Beth Reed, Lousiana, Janet Herron, Earlsboro, and Mahaley Hunnicutt, Holdenville; four brothers, Marvin Henry, Herald Henry, Clayton Henry, and James Henry; four sisters, Connie McNeil, Donna Cook, Trish Sizemore, and Wanda Hailey; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chuck Reed, Tommy Herron, James Hunnicutt, Marvin Henry, Tony Henry, and James Henry.

O.H. Hickman

Graveside services for O. H. "Herschel" Hickman, father of Seminole resident Gary Hickman, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Services will be under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Rev. Orville White will officiate the services.

Hickman died Sunday, July 14, 2002 in Shawnee at the age of 95.

He was born to Lewis R. and Myrtle June (Lightfoot) Hickman on June 29, 1907 in Sparks.

Hickman was raised in Sparks, and attended and graduated from Sparks High School.

He married Ann McCants on April 12, 1941 in Holdenville.

Hickman worked in the oil fields after finishing school.

He then purchased a cattle ranch in 1941, and continued operating it until 1974.

Hickman was a long-time resident of Macomb.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, on May 1, 1998; his parents; and one sister, Geniveve Nall.

Hickman is survived by one daughter, Sue Cantrell, Shawnee; four sons, Harold Hickman, Woodward, Gary Hickman, Seminole, Robert Hickman, Oklahoma City, and Jay Hickman, Shawnee; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Alice Higdon

WICHITA, KANS. – Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Alice Ann Higdon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Central Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Downing & Lahey Mortuary.

Higdon died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at the age of 66.

She was born Feb. 28, 1936 in Vamoosa to Jess and Vera Russell.

She graduate from the Vamoosa School System and attended East Central University.

Higdon married Paul Higdon on Jun 2, 1955 in Konawa.

She received numerous honors for her paintings, including having one of her works selected to be part of the Trees of Christmas Exhibition in the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution of Washington, D.C.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Higdon is survived by her husband, Paul; one son, Phillip Higdon of Topeka; one daughter, Tammy Higdon of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandsons; her father; one brother, Jack Russell; and her sister, Linda Donor Clayton of Konawa.

A memorial has been established with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas, 75265 and the American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd., Topeka, Kans., 66604.

Evelyn Hirn

Graveside funeral services for Evelyn Joyce (Williams) Hirn were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield was to officiate.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hirn died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 84.

She was born April 20, 1917 in Missouri to Sam and Margaret "Maggie" (Choate) Williams.

She married George Franklin Hirn, Jr. in 1938.

He preceded Hirn in death on July 15, 1965.

She retired from teaching school in 1988.

She had taught at Vamoosa, Camargo and Owasso.

Hirn was a member of the Owasso Methodist Church, OEA.

She graduated from East Central University in Ada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Sammy Williams.

Hirn is survived by two sons, George "Frank" and Jane Etta Hirn of Seminole and Joe Dell Hirn of Mansville, Texas; two sisters, Joann Klintworth and Juanita Harrison, both of Tulsa; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Carl Hollis Jr.

A memorial service for Carl Hollis Jr. is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Ed George is set to officiate.

The service is under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hollis died Monday, June 24, 2002 at his home in Konawa at the age of 50.

He moved to the Konawa area 20 years ago from Bakersfield, Calif.

He was born June 18, 1952 in Bakersfield, Calif. to Carl Richard Hollis Sr. and Barbara Ann (Stokes).

Hollis worked in the paint and body auto repair business.

He was a member of Bethleham Baptist Church in Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Ryan Hollis, on May 12, 2001.

Hollis is survived by his mother of Konawa; his father of Bakersfield, Calif.; his companion, Patty Crummett of the home; two sons, Ricky Hollis and Eric Hollis, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; one daughter, Kerry Hawley of Bakersfield, Calif.; two granddaughters and four grandsons; and three sisters, Marjorie Maxwell and Shirley Hollis, both of Konawa, and Pat Colvin of Bakersfield, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bethleham Baptist Church in Konawa or the Victory Hospice of Ada.

Eunice Holt

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Eunice (Love) George Holt are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Allen Wood is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Holt died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at her home in Texas at the age of 83.

She was born Jan. 10, 1919 in Baldknob, Ark. to Merle and Nancy (Collier) Love.

She married Allan J. Holt on July 14, 1972 in Wolf. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1993.

Holt was a retired psychiatric tech.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Allan J. Holt.

She is survived by her sons, Les George, Allen George, Charles George, and Larry George; two daughters, Opal Hilton and Colleen Hobbs; one sister, Birdie Starr; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Juanita Hopper

Funeral services for Maud resident Juanita Catherine (Slaybaugh) Hopper were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Church of God at the intersection of Main St. and SH 9A in Maud.

Bro. Robert Bourn and Bro. Horace Griffin were set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hopper died Saturday, June 29, 2002 at her home in Maud at the age of 94.

She was a longtime Maud resident and had moved to Maud from Sapulpa in 1937.

She was born March 12, 1908 in Glenco to John Anthony and Alice Mae (Robinson) Slaybaugh.

Hopper married Farris Derward Hopper on June 21, 1925 in Sapulpa.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on May 31, 1964; one son, Raymond Hopper in 1956; and one daughter, Alice Glover in 1999.

Hopper is survived by five sons, Wilford Hopper of Tecumseh, Joe Hopper of Seminole, and Charles Hopper and Clarence Hopper, both of Maud; one daughter, Juanita Phillips of Maud; two sisters, Ruth Deason of Jay and Irene Hopper of California; 29 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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Maddie Hopper

Funeral services for Maddie Lou (Robertson) Hopper are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Charlie O’Daniel is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hopper died Monday, April 8, 2002 at Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 90.

She was born Feb. 15, 1912 in Lamar County, Ala. to Jessie Jarrett and Melinda Julie (Smith) Robertson.

She married General Baxter "G.B." Hopper on March 11, 1934 in St. Louis.

Hopper was a sales clerk at Goss Dry Goods in Maud for a couple of years.

Then, in the early 1970’s, she worked at Maud Public Schools until her retirement in 1996.

She was also a homemaker.

Hopper was a member of the Maud First Baptist Church. In 1981 she was Maud’s Christmas Parade Queen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on June 20, 1965; one son, Edward F. "Hoppy" Hopper on Jan. 11, 1992; one grandson, Jason Galyon in 1990; eight brothers; three sisters; and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean LeCompte of Shawnee and Sharron Galyon of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Willie May Robertson of Maud and Faye Higgs of Odessa, Texas.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons.

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George Horn

Funeral services for George Houston Horn, Wewoka, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Brother Larry Chesser will officiate. Burial is scheduled to follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Horn died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his Wewoka home, at the age of 75.

He was born March 24, 1927, in Stuart, to John Richard and Zora Bell (Herrod) Horn.

He was a painter, and settled in the Wewoka area 20 years ago, moving there from Holdenville.

He married Ester Geraldine Green on March 3, 1951, in Fort Smith, Ark. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Berniece Crane, Washington state, Ruby Todd, Turlock, Calif., and Carol Miller, Tulsa; two sons, George L. Horn, Wewoka, and Jack Horn, Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings: John, Abraham, Jack, Thomas and Ruby Horn, Mattie Horn Rail and Myrtle Horn Morrell.

Pallbearers will include Darrel Cornell, Ben and Chet Horn, Wesley Roe, Bart Hale and Clinton Glass.

Honorary pallbearers include Burton, Robert, Jerry and Jimmy Hale, and Morris B. Wade.

Ellis Hostmyer

Funeral services for Ellis Eugene Hostmyer are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church.

Milo Steffen, Dennis Maloney and Bill Worden are all set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hostmyer died Friday, April 19, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 74.

He was born June 8, 1927 in Fairfax to Eugene Harold and Ina Marie (Pitts) Hostmyer.

He married Mary Grace Lucas on Aug. 14, 1956 at the First Christian Church in Medicine Lodge, Kans.

Hostmyer worked for Continental Oil Co. for 20 years and Pawnee Petroleum for 22 years.

He was currently employed part time for Seminole County District 2.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy En3. He was awarded the Good Conduct and National Defense Medals.

Hostmyer was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Roger Whelan of Eufaula and Randall Whelan of Seminole; one daughter, Deborah Johnson of Henryetta; one brother, Harold Hostmyer of Oklahoma City; one sister, Faye Busby of Corona, Calif.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Beatrice Hubbard

Funeral services for lifetime Lima resident Beatrice Brown Hubbard are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Rev. George Young of Holy Temple Baptist Church of Oklahoma City is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Hubbard died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

She was born Feb. 11, 1912 to Rector and Ida Brown.

She graduated from Douglass High School in Wewoka in 1931.

Hubbard married William W. Hubbard in June of 1931.

She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Edna.

Hubbard is survived by four sons, Kenneth Hubbard of San Diego, Calif., James Hubbard of National City, Calif., Alfred Hubbard of Washington, D.C., and Ural Hubbard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven daughters, Lois Broussard of Rockville, Md., Jean Wright of Seminole, Glynn Gantt of Wichita, Kan., Vera Jones of Temple Hills, Md., Ida Wright of Bowie, Md., and Hope Hayes and Faye Jones, both of Clinton, Md.; two brothers, Earnest and Bernard Brown, both of Ventura, Calif.; 29 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Franklin Hulbutta

Wake services for Franklin James Hulbutta are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Bill Barnett are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Hulbutta died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the age of 23 as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born April 26, 1978 in Seminole County and attended schools in Wewoka and Shawnee.

After graduating in 1997, he was attending Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

Hulbutta was baptized in the Indian Nation Baptist Church on June 27, 1987.

He is survived by the mother of his son, Jessica Kernell of Shawnee; his son, Anthony Tyler Hulbutta of Shawnee; his mother, Wanda Sewell of Seminole; his father and stepmother, Paul and Elaine Hulbutta of Wewoka; three brothers, Randy Hulbutta and Christopher Hulbutta, both of Seminole and Russell Hulbutta of Wewoka; four stepbrothers, Daniel Wesley of Shawnee, Fabian Samuels of Wewoka, and Chris Samuels and Dion Samuels, both of Norman; five sisters, Veronica Lopez and Sallie Wesley, both of Shawnee, Melissa Hulbutta of Big Cypress, Fla., and Crystal Hulbutta and Christina Hulbutta, both of Wewoka; and three stepsisters, Belinda Cook of Shawnee, Stacey Samuels of Wewoka, and Kelly Wade of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers are Johnson Hulbutta, Chuck Hulbutta, Roger Hulbutta, Dennis Haynes, Dewayne Scott and Michael Scott.

Honorary pallbearers are Vincent Lopez, Roger Gibson, Bunny Powell, Wallace Scott Jr., Randy Hulbutta, Chris Hulbutta, and Russell Hulbutta.

Johnny Hulbutta

Wake services for Johnny Hulbutta were held Monday night at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger was set to officiate.

Interment was to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Hulbutta died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at the age of 47.

He was born Jan. 29, 1955 in Casa Grande, Ariz. to Johnson and Sarah Tiger Hulbutta.

His family moved to Altus in 1960 and later moved to Wewoka in 1964.

Hulbutta attended school in Justice and graduated from Pleasant Grove.

He married Linda Tebe on March 24, 1979. They lived in Wewoka for the last 18 years.

He worked for the City of Wewoka.

Hulbutta was a past representative of the Tallahassee Band, a former Seminole Nation Council member, and Young People Chairman for Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Roman Hulbutta; and one sister, Semeria Grass.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Denise Hulbutta and Kristy Hulbutta of the home; two sisters, Nancy Bear of Wewoka and Nelsie Yargee of Shawnee; and four brothers, Ramsey and Paul Hulbutta, both of Wewoka, Ron Hulbutta of Seminole and Jimsey Hulbutta of Oklahoma City.

Betty Joy Iervolino

TULSA – Funeral services for Seminole native Betty Joy (Longacre) Iervolino are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel.

Interment is to follow in Memorial Park Chapel under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors.

Iervolino died Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital at the age of 80.

She was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Seminole to Charles Calvin and Beulah (Cannon) Longacre.

She was raised in the Seminole and Shawnee area.

Iervolino graduated from Shawnee High School and received a Bachelors of Education Degree from Oklahoma State University.

She taught elementary school in the Tulsa Public Schools for 30 years.

She was a member of the Tulsa Retired Teacher’s Association, Oklahoma Education Association, and the National Education Association.

Iervolino was a member of the Baptist church.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Iervolino of Tulsa; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mary Maxine Dean.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Marlin Ingram

A memorial service for Marlin Perry Ingram, former owner of The Vogue and Jr. Vogue stores in Seminole is scheduled for Feb. 18.

The service is scheduled at Goldsby Baptist Church, south of Norman off I-35.

The service is under the dirction of Demuth Funeral Home.

Ingram died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at an Oklahoma City hospital due to surgical complications.

He was born Aug. 4, 1937 in Denison, Texas to Marlin "Pie" Ingram and Nell Roe Hickman.

He was raised by his grandparents, Ed and Girlie Ingram.

Ingram graduated from Denison High School in 1955.

After serving in the United States Air Force as Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas, he received his education from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

He coached Little League for many years and was a booster of TCU athletics.

Ingram spent 40 years in the women’s apparel business, starting at the Dad and Lad Store and Lily’s Department Store in the Denison, Texas.

He was a regional sales representative for ACT III women’s wear and was also national sales manager for Jack Winter, Inc.

He was a national sales manager for Sunny South/Jo Hardin women’s wear in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Ingram married Marian Owens Ingram in 1995 and they moved to Norman in 2000.

He was a member of Goldsby Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Brad Ingram.

Ingram is survived by his wife; two sons, David of Norman and Lance of Dover, N.H.; two grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Owens of Canton, Miss.; two stepsons, Dan and William Owens, both of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Rosalee Ingram, Cindy Hickman, and Lou H. Coats, all of Texas; and one brother, David Lee Koiner of Nocona, Texas.

Ruth Isaacson

HOLDENVILLE – Funeral services for Ruth Deloris Isaacson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Hudson Funeral Home.

Rev. John Lively is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa at 2 p.m. under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Isaacson died Friday, April 5, 2002 at Rambling Oaks Assisted Living Center in Norman.

She was born Aug. 18, 1912 in Okmulgee.

She married Louis B. Isaacson Sr. on Jan. 24, 1930.

Isaacson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holdenville.

Her husband owned and operated Ike’s Friendly Chevrolet and she worked at Miles Ladies Clothing Store in Wewoka.

She was preceded in death by her son, Louis B. Jr. in 1986 and her husband in 1995.

Isaacson is survived by three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Don Maxey of Shawnee.

Bearers will be three grandsons; one great-grandson; Phillip Carter of Norman and Elton Johnson of Tahlequah.

Cecil Jackson

Funeral services for Cecil Ray Jackson were held at 1 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. W.E. Cooper of First Baptist Church of Lima officiate.

Burial followed at Jackson Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Jackson died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 61.

He was born Sept. 9, 1940 in Lima.

He worked at Lima Public Schools for three years, B&L Electric in Seminole for nine years and in the oil fields for nine years.

Jackson also worked as a mechanic at Patterson’s Motors in Seminole.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lima.

He was preceded in death by his father, Caldwell Jackson Sr.

Jackson is survived by his wife, Yolanda Jackson of Oklahoma City; his mother, Pearliree Roberson of Lima; two daughters, Rone ‘Rena’ Louie of Langston and Yvette Jackson of Los Angeles; five sons, Eddie L. Louie of Oklahoma City, Fernando Romero Louie of Ada, Sherwood Ray Jackson Sr. of Wewoka, Tyrone Joe Jackson Sr. of Spencer, and Monzell Louie of Lima; two brothers, James Jackson of Lima and Caldwell Jackson Jr. of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Vanessa Ann Jackson of Oklahoma City, Juanita Thompson of Spencer, and Gwendolyn Roberson of Fairfield, Calif.; 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Lucille Ball Jenkins

COVINGTON, LA – Funeral services for Seminole native Lucille Ball Jenkins are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

Burial is to follow at 1 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery in Seminole County.

Jenkins died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at the age of 84.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Jenkins; one son, Jerry L. Jenkins; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by one son, Ronald L. Jenkins; one brother, W.B. Ball; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Arthur Jernigan

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Arthur Oliver Jernigan are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wooster Funeral Home Chapel, located at 1601 S. Chickasaw in Pauls Valley.

Full military graveside services and interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home, Pauls Valley.

Jernigan died Sunday in Oklahoma City at the age of 80.

He was born to Arthur O. Jernigan, Sr., and Ethel Mae (Martin) Jernigan on Oct. 16, 1921 in Lepanto, Ark.

Jernigan served as an active duty member of the U.S. Army from 1937-1940.

He married Mary Lois Hodges on July, 24, 1941.

At the outbreak of World War II, he joined the United States Army Air Corps, where he served as a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War until his retirement in 1965.

Lt. Colonel Jernigan then began his civilian career in public education as a counselor and vocational administrator, retiring from his second career from the Greenville, Texas Public School system in 1983.

Jernigan also served as past president of the Lion’s Club of Greenville, Texas and was bearer of the title, Knight of the 32nd Degree in the Scottish Rite, The Masonic Lodge #76 in Seminole.

He received recognition of 50 years service to the Masonic Lodge of Seminole in 1997.

Jernigan and his wife moved to Pauls Valley in Feb. 1995 in order to be closer to their family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Virginia Jernigan, Ravanelle Williams, and Eleanor Judkins.

Jernigan is survived by his wife, Mary Lois Hodges, of the home; two sons, James A. Jernigan, Houston, Texas, and John O. Jernigan, Norman; one daughter, Mary Jernigan Smith, Pauls Valley; one brother, John Martin Jernigan, Oklahoma City; one sister, Lavonia Brewer, Pauls Valley; and three grandchildren.

Ceolous Johnson Sr.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday for longtime Seminole resident Ceolous T. Johnson, Sr. at the Historic Strothers Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Johnson died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 87.

He was born to Jordan Johnson and Mary Oteria (Ryan) Johnson on Sept. 4, 1915 in Magnolia, Ark.

Johnson moved to Seminole from Arkansas in 1936, and attended Booker T. Washington School.

He then met and married Corine Johnson and the couple were together for 47 years.

Johnson served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a truck driver for 27 years for Midwest Pipe and Supply, and was of Holiness faith.

Johnson was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Corine, of the home; three sons, Ceolous Johnson, Jr., Shawnee, Grover Johnson, Shawnee, and David Johnson, Seminole; four daughters, Joyce Johnson, Oklahoma City, Cassandra K. McNeely, Midwest City, Yolanda Simon, Shawnee, and Tijuana Johnson, Seminole; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

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Charles "Leonard" Johnson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Charles "Leonard" Johnson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Historic Strothers Chapel in Maple Grove Cemetery.

The casket will be open until service time and will not be re-opened.

Eugene Johnson is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Johnson died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 85.

He was born Nov. 23, 1917 in Pearce to Samuel G. and Dona (Cowan) Johnson.

He married Mildred Virginia Hedges on June 30, 1937 in Seminole.

Johnson was a self-employed auto mechanic and was in car sales before retiring in 1995.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during World War II where he was a sergeant and aircraft mechanic.

He graduated from Earlsboro High School in 1935.

Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ted Johnson in 1980 and Wayne Johnson in 1977; and one son, Jerry Johnson in 1995.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Larry Johnson of Seminole and Charles Johnson of Earlsboro; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Kenny Casey, Terry Johnson, Landon Johnson, Kent Johnson, Charles Glen Johnson, and Eugene Johnson.

Honorary bearers are Ray McElroy, Jess Coppedge, Andy Andrison, and Ed Courtney.

Ida Mae Johnson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ida Mae Johnson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Scipio Baptist Church.

Rev. F.D. Cochran is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Johnson died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002 in Wewoka at the age of 86.

She was born April 23, 1916 in Lima to Joe and Esther Davis Hunter.

Johnson lived in Seminole County before moving to California.

She then moved to Dallas, Texas before moving back to Oklahoma.

While living in Dallas, she worked as a cook for the Dallas public school system.

Johnson was a member of Scipio Baptist Church where she worked in the Sunday school and was a member of the Missionary Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one sister, Leonora Edwards Buckner of Wewoka.

 

Raymond Johnson

Funeral services for Raymond Johnson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Homer Emarthle and Elmer Kelly Tiger are set to officiate.

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

Interment is to follow at the Harjo family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Johnson died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at the age of 79.

He was born April 6, 1922 in Limestone to Charles and Elise (McGirt) Johnson.

He was raised in the Seminole area and attended school at Limestone.

Johnson married Mary Green in August of 1948.

He enlisted in the United State Army on Nov. 24, 1942 and was discharged on March 8, 1946.

He was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.

Johnson was also a member of the Newcomer Band where he served as Past Chairman and Council Band Representative.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; three sisters, Sarah Watson, Stella Factor and Samaria Johnson; and one brother, Edger Johnson.

He is survived by two daughters, Samaria C. Harjo of Seminole and Judy K. Little of Wewoka; one son, Ronald C. Johnson of Seminole; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Greg Robinson, Brandon Johnson, Eastman Factor, Frank Sewell, Charles Sewell and Nolan Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Kendal Roberts, Russell Roberts, Ronny Thorpe, Edwin Thorpe, David Johnson, George Thorpe, David Little, and Tony Roberts.

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Robert Johnson

Funeral services for Robert Harold Johnson, brother of Wewoka resident Gurdon Johnson, were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 29.

The services were held at Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church in Moore, with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home, Moore.

Johnson died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, in his home, at the age of 80.

He was born on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 1922, in Adona, Ark., the sixth of nine children of Robert E. and Arlene Johnson.

He enlisted in the Army and served for 20 years, receiving many commendations, and was decorated for injuries sustained during the Battle of the Bulge.

Johnson worked in civil service for 13 years before retiring in 1974.

He married Norareen Mitchell on March 9, 1946 and was married for 56 years.

Johnson was a member of Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church for several years prior to his death.

He is survived by his wife Norareen, of the home; two sisters, Lee Ella Hisaw, Midwest City, and Betty Sanders, Del City; one brother, Gurdon Johnson, Wewoka; two daughters, Patricia Lynn Turner, Jenks, and Shelly Stringfellow, Moore; and two sons, Danny Johnson, Newalla and Terry Johnson, Oklahoma City.

Johnson is also survived by 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Steven Johnson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Steven Kilcrease Johnson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ministry of Life Church, West of Wewoka.

Revs. Danny Faulkner and Larry Harrison will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Stevens Family Cemetery, north of Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A wake service is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the Church.

Johnson died at his home on Friday, June 21, 2002, at the age of 44, following a brief illness.

He was born to Charles S. Johnson and Sue Ann Kilcrease on Aug. 31, 1957 in Wewoka.

Johnson was a lifetime member of Seminole County and the Wewoka area.

He married Vicki Allen in 1995 in Wewoka.

Johnson retired from the construction industry in 2000, and was a member of the National Guard, and a Tallahassee Band member.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles S. "Jiggs" Johnson and Sue Ann Johnson; one daughter, Stacey LeAnn Johnson on Oct. 4, 1999; one nephew, Davey Lee Jacobs; his grandparents; and two uncles.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Vicki, of the home; two sons, Louis Ballard, Jonathan Allen, both of the home; one daughter, Nicole Allen, of the home; three brothers, Charles S. Johnson, Unalaska, Alaska, Lewis Johnson, Wewoka, Stanley Johnson, Sasakwa; and four sisters, Betsy Castell, Seminole, Corrine Postoak, Sasakwa, Susan Faulkner, Wewoka, and Mary Ellen Jacobs, Wewoka.

Pallbearers are William Johnson, Jeremy Postoak, Charles Jacobs, Houston Jacobs, Richard Jacobs, and George Franks.

Honorary pallbearers are Stanley Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Charles Johnson III, and David Postoak.

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Raymond Joiner

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident Raymond Newton Joiner were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Pryor Cemetery near Stuart.

Rev. Meredith Robinson was to officiate.

Services were under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Joiner died Monday, May 6, 2002 in Holdenville at the age of 88.

He was born Dec. 29, 1913 in Yell County, Ark.

He was a resident of Oklahoma most of his life. He was raised in the Checotah and Seminole areas.

Joiner served in the United States Army with the Seventh Army Air Corps in Guam during World War II.

He married Nowasa Jackson in Durant on April 21, 1968.

He worked as a fireman in Wewoka and was a license examiner for 31 years for the Oklahoma Department of Safety before retiring in 1982.

Joiner was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of National Rifle Association.

He had lived in Holdenville for the past 34 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Thedie Joiner; three brothers, Willie Joiner, Grady Joiner, and Delbert Joiner; and two sisters, Elsie Moore and Ruby Robinson.

Joiner is survived by his wife, Nowasa of the home; one son, Raymond J. Joiner of Seminole; one daughter, Theda Joiner of Holdenville, three grandsons; and two sisters, Anne Looney of Alabama and Bernice Webb of Tecumseh.

 

Fleeda Jones

WEWOKA — Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident, Fleeda Marie Jones, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Darrell Seeley will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Jones, 87, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, in her daughter’s home in Choctaw.

She was born July 10, 1915 in Scipio, Pittsburg County, to Francies Henry Franklin and Iva Blanche (McKinney) Franklin.

Jones moved to Wewoka in 1926 when she was 11 years old and grew up in the community.

She was a 1934 graduate of Wewoka High School.

On May 4, 1935, she married Freddie Lee Jones, who was stationed in Wewoka in the CCC (Civil Construction Corp.) camp; he preceded her in death on July 20, 1994.

Jones is also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Paulyne Criswell, and by her only brother, James M. Franklin.

She worked many years as a seamstress with Oklahoma Clothiers and Big Yank, before becoming a certified nurses’ aide and working at Wewoka Hospital.

She worked with her husband in Del City Schools where he was chief custodian until he retired. She then returned to Wewoka and worked as custodian for Wewoka Middle School.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Alan Wilkens, Choctaw, and one son, Freddie Lee Jones Jr., Wewoka; one grandson, Kevin W. Yeager, Addison, Texas; and two sisters, J. Franklin Hardgrove, Wewoka, and Edra Mable Hopkins, Shawnee.

The family requests memorials be made to Midwest City Davita Dialysis Center.

 

Nancy Jones

OKEMAH – Funeral services for former Cromwell resident Nancy Annice Cain Jones are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Schumacher Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Dwight Gonzales is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in Schoolton Cemetery under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home.

Jones died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002 at the age of 72.

She was born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 12, 1929 to Paul and Marie Alderson Cain.

She had lived in the Cromwell area for 22 years before moving to Oklahoma City last year.

Jones married Edwin Jeff Jones on May 18, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nev.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Guy Wilson of Oklahoma City and John Farrell of Hot Springs, Ark.; two brothers, Jimmy Guy Cain of Oklahoma City and Willie Cain of Oxford, Miss.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Jones was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Phyllis Kaye Hagger.

The family has requested memorials be made to "Larry Jones Feed the Children" at P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101.

Victoria Judy

SHAWNEE – Funeral services for Victoria Grace Judy, the infant daughter of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Larry Goins is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Judy died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at an Oklahoma City hospital.

She was born Dec. 6, 2001 in Oklahoma City to Richard Strickland of Seminole and Amy Hartman of Shawnee.

She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Randy and Billa Judy of Shawnee and Dwight and Teena Roberts of Seminole; great-grandparents, Bill and Theony Slaughter, Belva Phillips and Glenn and Sue Judy, all of Shawnee, and Shirley Baker of Seminole; and several other relatives.

Margaret Kaska

No services are planned at this time for Seminole resident Margaret Kaska.

Kaska died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 73.

She was born to Raymond Axline Voorhies and Angeline (Kurts) Voorhies on Nov. 23, 1926 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

She married Maurice Kaska on Jan. 4, 1945 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Kaska moved to Seminole from Iowa three years ago.

She worked in the nursing field as a CAN and Nurse’s Aid, and was of Catholic faith.

Kaska was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Maurice Kaska; and one grandson, Eddie.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Kaska, South Dakota, and John Kaska, Seminole; two daughters, Carolyn Millard, Holdenville and Barbara Miller, Fairfield, Calif.; one brother, Frank Voorhies, Hesperia, Calif.; two sisters, Catherine Divine, Escalon, Calif. and Valeria Royce, Wisconsin; and three grandchildren.

Caroline Keisman

Seminole artist and philanthropist Caroline S. Keisman died this morning after a lengthy illness.

Keisman, 64, was the wife of Seminole Producer Advertising Director Jim Keisman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Entombment will follow in the Garden Mausoleum at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

She was born Nov. 9, 1938, in Chickasha to Amos and Louise (Machell) Smotherman.

She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha in 1958 and from East Central University in Ada in 1968.

She taught kindergarten at Seminole Public Schools for 15 years, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Seminole, Beta Sigma Phi, Oklahoma Education Association, Seminole County Retired Teachers Association, Oklahoma’s Lupus and Arthritis Associations and was a past president of Oklahoma Kindergarten Teachers Association.

An accomplished artist, Keisman was known for her creative paintings on canvas, rock, gourds, saws, driftwood, ties and other printable surfaces.

Every piece of art was donated to charitable causes, from senior citizen groups and civic groups which used them to recognize volunteers or members.

Hundreds of pieces were designed, painted and donated, mainly during the years of her battle with lupus.

Her favorite recipient was the Lions Club and she donated to the Seminole Lions, the Lions of Oklahoma and the International Association of Lions Cub.

In 1988, for her work in the Lions Club, Keisman was named a Melvin Jones Fellow for her financial assistance to the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

In 1999 she was presented the Oklahoma Lions Humanitarian Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by Lions to a non-Lion member in Oklahoma.

Last year the Seminole Lions Club recognized Keisman by naming their academic scholarship the Jim and Caroline Keisman Lions’ Club Scholarship.

Keisman was preceded in death by her father in 1987, her mother in 1984, her sister, Nancy in 1957, and twin sons, Michael Wayne and Mark Duane on June 16, 1962.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; two sons, Bryan Keisman, who lives in Seminole with his wife, Sherry, and Brent Keisman of Allen, Texas.

Other survivors include one brother, Herb Smotherman, Richardson, Texas; and four grandchildren, Kim Jones, Hillsboro, Texas, Chris Keisman, Seminole, Samantha and Megan Keisman, both of Allen, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation, 4123 NW 10th, Oklahoma City, OK 73107, or to First Baptist Church, 420 Reid Street, Seminole.

 

Keisman

 

Funeral Rites Set for
Local Funeral Director

Wewoka funeral director Fred Keller Sr. died suddenly at Veteran’s Hospital, Oklahoma City, on Thursday.

Keller, 68, was the co-owner, with his son Fred Keller Jr., of Keller Funeral Home in Wewoka, and Keller Funeral Chapel in Boley.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater New Zion Baptist Church, 1007 NE 28th and Kelley in Oklahoma City.

Burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Conducting the service will be Fred Keller Jr. and Temple and Sons Funeral Home, 2801 N. Kelly, Oklahoma City.

A Masonic rite is planned for 7 p.m. Friday at the Oklahoma City funeral home.

Keller was born March 1, 1934, in Okmulgee to Hattie and Clarence Keller.

He grew up in Wewoka, attending school there for eight years.

He moved to Seminole for his high school years, but transferred back to Wewoka to play football his senior year at Douglass High School, where he graduated in 1953.

He served four years in the US Air Force, and upon his release in 1957, attended barber school in Tyler, Texas.

Keller came back to Oklahoma and attended four years at Langston University, pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

He then opened a barber shop on Wewoka Street in Seminole that he worked on weekends while working as a guard at the State Penitentiary in McAlester during the week.

He also spent two years working at the prison at Hominy, after which he returned to Wewoka and opened a bail bond business.

In 1983, Keller opened Keller Funeral Home in Wewoka; when his son graduated from mortuary school in 1987, he joined his father in the firm.

That same year he joined the Masonic Lodge, where he was District 6 Deputy Grand Master at the time of his death.

Keller is a member of the Shriners Alaraf Temple 20, the Greater Midwestern Consistory, the Blanche M. Bruner Order of Eastern Star, the Christine Hillman Court No. 82 Heroines of Jericho, and Holy Royal Arch.

He was also a member of the NAACP, the Douglas Alumni Association, Napier School Association of Ada and the Douglass High School Alumni Association of Oklahoma City.

Keller was a member of the Senda Funeral Directors Association and the National Association of Funeral Home Directors.

He is survived by his sister, a nephew, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and host relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

Melvin Kerr

Funeral services for Maud resident Melvin Kerr are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Maud.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Kerr died Tuesday, March 25, 2002 at Unity Health Center South in Shawnee, at the age of 77.

He was born to Robert Kerr and Jocie (Watson) Kerr on Sept. 30, 1924 in Ada.

Kerr married Donna G. Paulk on Sept. 5, 1949 in Wheeler, Texas.

He moved to the Maud area from Oklahoma City in 1974.

Kerr worked for the City of Oklahoma City before retiring in 1974.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Staff Sergeant during World War II.

Kerr was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maud.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; two sons, Melton Kerr, Norman, and Randy Kerr, Maud; one daughter, Barbara Kerr, Maud; three brothers, Dober Kerr, Calumet, Red Kerr, Jones, and Raymond Kerr, Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Randy Kerr, Jr., Brian Kerr, Chris Sparks, Bob Oakes, Ralph Mann, and Robbie Fletcher.

Fern Keys

BOSSIER CITY, LA. – Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident Fern Keys were scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Little Cemetery.

Visitation was held last night at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel.

Keys died Sunday, April 28, 2002 at The Guest House in Bossier City, La. at the age of 89.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Keys.

She is survived by one son, Wayne Keys of Haughton, La.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

James Kilpatrick

Graveside funeral services for James Ronald "Ronnie" Kilpatrick were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Carl Wills is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Kilpatrick died Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 58.

He was born Sept. 6, 1943 in Seminole to James Howard and Helen (Sweet) Kilpatrick.

He married Phyllis Ann Armstrong on Dec. 6, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Kilpatrick retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1997 after 32 years.

He was also a rancher.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sasakwa.

Kilpatrick was preceded in death by his father in 1994.

He is survived by his mother of Sasakwa; his wife of the home; one daughter, Kelly Leann Kilpatrick of Ada; one son, James Martin Kilpatrick of Ada; three grandchildren; and one brother, Gary Wayne Kilpatrick of Canadian.

Casket bearers are Brett Lancaster, Robbie Doolen, Jimmy Howell, Buddy George, Ben Burris, and Phil Whitlock.

Stanley J. King

Graveside funeral services for Stanley J. Kind are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Chaplain Phil Payne is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

King died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002 at his home at the age of 53.

He moved to Seminole in 1995 from California.

He was born Jan. 25, 1949 in Prague to Leroy and Thelma Teresa (Young) King.

King married Janice Carol (Moore).

He was disabled.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

King is survived by his father of Seminole; his wife of the home; one son, Mark Bailey King of Seminole; one daughter, Sheryl Aires of Mexico; a lifelong friend, "Re-Pete" Petrazack of Arkansas; one brother, Lee King of Jefferson, Ore.; one sister, Evelyn Houser of California; and five grandchildren.

John Kirk

A memorial services for John Howard Kirk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Indianola Cemetery.

Billy D. Kirk is set to officiate.

Kirk died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002 at Oklahoma University Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 84.

He was born Oct. 1, 1917 in Indianola to John and Bessie Kirk.

He married Nerina Harrelson in 1937.

Kirk and his wife moved to Wewoka in 1956 from Indianola.

She preceded him in death in 1977.

He then married Gyloise "Lois" Cordell Castoe in 1979.

Kirk was a member of the Church of Christ for over 50 years.

He was a veteran of World War II and was discharged as a seaman first class.

He served on the United States Navy Fuel Tanker 070.

Kirk was a member of the American Legion Post 204 for over 55 years and a volunteer at the Heritage House.

While in Wewoka, he was a butcher at Muir’s Quick Meal Steaks and later at Redbud Food Center.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Coleta Bise of Wewoka and Judy McConnel of Lawton; three stepdaughters, Ruby Raper of Maud, Flo Hill of Canadian, and Darlene Jones of Semiole; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Frances Kitch

Funeral services for Frances Opal (Goodmiller) Kitch, the mother of a Seminole resident, were held Monday in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Interment followed in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Wheatland.

Kitch died Friday, July 26, 2002 at an Oklahoma City hospital after a short illness.

She was born Oct. 10, 1915 in Paris, Texas to Clay and Maud Gill Tiner.

She grew up in Wheatland and attended Mustang High School.

Kitch lived in Wheatland for many years and had lived in Oklahoma City since 1967.

She was a longtime employee of C.R. Anthony Co. and had worked for Dr. Southern and Hutchinson in later years.

She attended Wheatland United Methodist Church.

Kitch was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Glenn Goodmiller and Paul Kitch; one brother, Walter Tiner and an infant sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Griggs; one son, Gaither Goodmiller of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Cheryl, Holli, Heidi, and Ludy; five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Walker, Hayden, Taylor, and Reed; and a special friend, Leon Broom of Oklahoma City.

Lavoy Klutts

Funeral services for Lavoy "Dink" Klutts, nephew of Seminole resident Red Southard, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday at the West 10th Street Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Larry Guttridge will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at the Prague Cemetery, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Klutts died Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born to Odes and Lillie Klutts on Oct. 8, 1926 in Okfuskee County.

Klutts attended Horseshoe Bend Elementary School and graduated from Paden High School in 1944.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1945 and was among the first troops to land in Japan after the bomb was dropped.

After his discharge in 1947, he began his career in the oilfield, which spanned more than 55 years.

Klutts worked for Jimmy Austin Drilling Company, NL Acme Tool, Gulf-Chevron, and had his own business.

While working for Chevron in Houston, Texas, Klutts married Beverly Yeager, and they were married for almost 13 years.

Upon retirement from Chevron, the couple moved to Oklahoma City where Klutts began DK Consulting, doing drilling rig consulting in the area.

He was a member of the West 1oth Street Baptist in Oklahoma City and their Golden Okie Group.

Klutts was also a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the McAlester Consistory, and also a member of the Seminole Masonic Lodge No. 476.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, Dick Chambers; and one stepson, Michael Scott.

Klutts is survived by his wife, Beverly, of the home; one son, Todd Klutts, North Richland, Texas; one daughter, Annie Chadd, Guthrie; one stepson, Greg Smith, Oklahoma City; one step-daughter, Stephanie Smith-Franklin, Oklahoma City; one adopted daughter, Gladys Lynn Plummer, Louisiana; one sister, Imogene (Klutts) Chambers, Bartlesville; one brother, Walter Joe, Okemah; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

E.P. Krausse

Funeral services for former Bowlegs principal E.P. Krausse were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

John Krausse was set to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Wetumka City Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Krausse died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 99.

He was born March 20, 1902 in Zschedkwitz, Germany, near Altneburg, to Paul Frederick and Emma "Schmutzler" Krausse.

He was raised in the Douglass area and attended school at Douglass where he graduated from high school in 1920.

Krausse attended college at Oklahoma A&M where he graduated from in 1926 and was lated commissioned into the ROTC in 1926 as well.

He married Edna Morrison on July 30, 1926 in Okemah.

He was employed with Wetumka Ford Garage in the parts department.

Krausse was director of numerous Educational CC Camps in Colorado and New Mexico for several years.

He came back to Wetumka in the early 1940’s and homesteaded east of Wetumka where he farmed and taught at Fairview until 1950.

He then taught at Dustin School from 1950 until 1955 and served as Bowlegs Grade School principal from 1955 until 1967.

Krausse then moved to Kansas for three years and then in 1972 came back to Holdenville and served as a custodian at Thomas Elementary School for 20 years until 1996.

He then moved to Yukon where he lived until his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Krausse is survived by two sons, Gerald Krausse of Canadian and Allen Krausse of Shawnee; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Ray Shorman, Chad Donaldson, David Krausse, Brian Krausse, Erich Krausse and Fred Alvarado.

E.P. Krausse

Funeral services for former Bowlegs principal E.P. Krausse are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

John Krausse is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Wetumka City Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Krausse died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 99.

He was born March 20, 1902 in Zschedkwitz, Germany, near Altneburg, to Paul Frederick and Emma "Schmutzler" Krausse.

He was raised in the Douglass area and attended school at Douglass where he graduated from high school in 1920.

Krausse attended college at Oklahoma A&M where he graduated from in 1926 and was lated commissioned into the ROTC in 1926 as well.

He married Edna Morrison on July 30, 1926 in Okemah.

He was employed with Wetumka Ford Garage in the parts department.

Krausse was director of numerous Educational CC Camps in Colorado and New Mexico for several years.

He came back to Wetumka in the early 1940’s and homesteaded east of Wetumka where he farmed and taught at Fairview until 1950.

He then taught at Dustin School from 1950 until 1955 and served as Bowlegs Grade School principal from 1955 until 1967.

Krausse then moved to Kansas for three years and then in 1972 came back to Holdenville and served as a custodian at Thomas Elementary School for 20 years until 1996.

He then moved to Yukon where he lived until his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Krausse is survived by two sons, Gerald Krausse of Canadian and Allen Krausse of Shawnee; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Ray Shorman, Chad Donaldson, David Krausse, Brian Krausse, Erich Krausse and Fred Alvarado.

Glenna Laird

Graveside funeral services for Glenna Mae Laird were held Friday at the Noble I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Chaplain Harry Smith officiated.

Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel Funeral Service of Noble.

Laird died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 in Norman at the age of 77.

She was born May 31, 1925 in Hannah to Glenn and Josephine Harris.

She attended school at New Lima and graduated in 1942.

Laird married William Charles Laird Sr. on May 2, 1942. They made their home in California for a short time and then moved to St. Louis.

In 1953, the couple moved to Cleveland County where they resided until their deaths.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God faith.

Laird was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and one sister, Bonnie Marie Harris.

She is survived by two sons, William "Bill" Laird Jr. of St. Louis and Michael Laird of Ardmore; four daughters, Linda Lee Fleming and Sheila Unsell, both of Norman, Pat "Peach" Tolson of Purcell, and Melissa Cossey of Seminole; one brother, Glenn Harris of St. Louis; one sister, JoAnne Cleary of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Honorary casket bearers are her grandsons, Darrell Fleming Jr., Doug Tolson, Thad Peterson, and Josh and Jeb Rollins.

Edith Landrum

TULSA – Funeral services for former Seminole resident Edith G. Landrum were held Tuesday at South Tulsa Baptist Church.

Dr. Lonnie Latham officiated.

Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Bixby Funeral Service.

Landrum died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002 in Tulsa at the age of 83.

She was born April 10, 1919 in Yantis, Texas to Julius and Ethel Newson Gilbreth.

During World War II, she was a staff sergeant in the United States Army.

Landrum then became a Christian and was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Longview, Texas.

She met her future husband Levis O. "Dutch" Landrum while stationed in El Paso, Texas.

The couple was married on Sept. 4, 1945 in Las Cruces, N.M.

After the war, they moved to Seminole where she worked as a dental assistant and for the Oklahoma State Employment service.

Landrum was active in First Baptist Church where she taught youth Sunday School and later worked with bed babies.

After retirement, she moved to San Antonio, Texas, to join her only daughter, Mary Ann Stephens and her family.

She returned with her family to Oklahoma in 1990 and resided in Tulsa until her death.

Landrum was preceded in death by her parents and three older brothers.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one daughter, Mary Ann Stephens of Tulsa; and two grandchildren.

Wesley ‘Banks’ Lankford

Funeral services for Seminole resident Wesley A. "Banks" Lankford are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lankford died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at his home at the age of 75.

He was born Oct. 30, 1926 in Beggs to William Wesley and Mamie (Haworth) Lankford.

He married Grace (McKee) on Feb. 26, 1949 in Seminole.

Lankford was a retired truck driver for Austin Drilling Co.

He was a member of Amazing Grace Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Arliss Lankford; one sister, Norma Jones; and one grandson, Johnathan Johnson.

Lankford is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Gary Lankford of Seminole and Jeff Lankford of Earlsboro; two daughters, Vicki Johnson and Connie Winlock, both of Seminole; four brothers, Roy Lankford of Francis and Jerry Lankford, James Lankford, and Steve Lankford, all of Hobart; two sisters, Betty Jones of Arkansas and Wanda Rogers of Hobart; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Jeremiah Case, Sherman Whitley, Gene McGinnis, Carl Seyfert, John Choate and A.P. "Sonny" Miller.

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Donald Lansford

Funeral services for Seminole native Donald Gene Lansford were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

Lansford died Friday, March 22, 2002 at his home in Oklahoma City.

He was born to Carnie Dee Lansford and Edna Bell Ramsey on March 18, 1929 in Seminole.

Lansford grew up in Oklahoma and California, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Shortly after an honorable discharge, Lansford came back to Oklahoma and began a career in the oil industry which spanned over 45 years.

He married George Ann Standridge on May 9, 1953 in Pauls Valley.

Lansford was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Theodore LaBarr Lansford.

He is survived by his wife, George Ann, of the home; four children, Georgene Buzarde Inks, Austin, Texas, Donald Gene Lansford II, Richmond, Texas, Gina Ann Jimmerson, Albuquerque, N.M., and Robert Lynn Lansford, Centennial, Colo.; one sister, Carolyn Miller Frink, Palm Springs, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

Eugene Lashley

Funeral services for Seminole resident Eugene Lashley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Rick Harrison is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lashley died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 82.

He was born March 26, 1919 in Brown (Township) to Cornellious and Lizzie (Venson) Lashley.

He married Ola Mable (Chesser) in March of 1963 in Vernon, Texas.

Lashley was a truck driver for Austin Drilling for many years before retiring in the late 1970’s.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bowlegs.

Lashely was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, John Lashley in 1986 and Roger Lashley in 1970; one grandson, Johnny Lashley in 1965; three brothers and six sisters.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Ron Lashley of Carollton, Texas and Chuck Flewellen of Dayton, Ohio; four daughters, Linda Yancey and Debbie Anson, both of Seminole, and Kay Alvis and Lee Carol Flewellen, both of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Palmer Lashley of Redding, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Marie Stevens of Seminole.

Grandsons are to serve as casket bearers.

Etta Lawson

Funeral services for Etta Viola Lawson, mother of Wewoka resident Phyllis Houser, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Old Church Presbyterian Church in Bennington.

Rev. Charles Williams will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Old Church Cemetery in Bennington, under the direction of Coffey-Murray Funeral Home.

Lawson died at Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka on Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 at the age of 90.

She was born to James Henry and Elsa May (Wescott) Larimore on April 29, 1912 in Stella, Mo.

Lawson married Ernest Mathew Lawson on Jan. 28, 1938 in Durant.

Lawson was a homemaker who loved gardening and working in her flowerbeds and growing flowers.

She attended the First Baptist Church in Bennington.

Lawson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Gene Larimore; and two sisters, Hattie Foster and Nell Doolittle.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne Lawson and Ronald Lawson, both of Seagoville, Texas; one daughter, Phyllis Houser, Wewoka; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lawson’s grandsons.

Garland Lawson

Funeral services for Garland Loyd "Red" Lawson, brother of Wewoka resident Carl Lawson, were held Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas, Va.

Interment followed at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Va., under the direction of Price Funeral Home in Manassas.

Lawson died Saturday, June 29, 2002 at Annaburg Manor in Manassas at the age of 84.

Lawson served in World War II as a member of the 82nd Infantry Division under General George Patton.

After the war, he graduated from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Engineering with a major in Mechanical Engineering.

He worked for the Oklahoma Natural Gas Company and then for a small natural gas company in Illinois.

Lawson spent a few years as chief engineer for the Interstate Tire Company in Iowa, and ran a factory, which manufactured residential commercial and industrial gas burners.

He was manager of the Fredericksburg Natural Gas Service from 1960 to 1963.

In 1963, he went into business for himself as an agent with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.

Lawson was instrumental in founding the TIP program in Prince William County in 1972.

He was a 32nd degree Mason, and was a member and past president of the Woodbridge Lions Club where he had perfect attendance for 22 years.

Lawson was president of United Way for Manassas and Manassas Park, and was Chairman of the Prince William County United Way from 1983-1986.

He was a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce from 1968 to 1975 where he served as president and acted as counselor for S.C.O.R.E.

Lawson established the first service unit for the Salvation Army in Prince William County in 1967, and was appointed a life member of the advisory board.

He was a founder of the Vocational Education Foundation in Prince William County, serving as a treasurer and chairman of the advisory board.

In 2001 and 2002, several scholarships were awarded by the foundation in his name.

Lawson was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Dutton Lawson in 1978; one brother, Arthur Lawson; and one sister, Pauline Bullard.

He is survived by his second wife of 22 years, Nancy Parrish Haydon Lawson; one step-daughter, Victoria Haydon Bonifant, Martinsburg, Va.; two step-sons, Richard Challice Haydon, Lexington, Ky. and Geoffrey Jennings Haydon, Atlanta, Ga; one brother, Carl Lawson, Wewoka; and six step-grandchildren.

Gene Leatherman

Funeral services for Gene Doyle Leatherman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Jim Pritchard is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Leatherman died Sunday, March 3, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 66.

He was born Jan. 1, 1936 in Carr City to Walter Edmund and Vivian Viola (Gray) Leatherman.

He married Lora Ann (Smith) on Nov. 20, 1958 in Seminole.

She preceded Leatherman in death on March 23, 1989.

He was owner and operator of Gene’s Speedwash.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Shawnee.

Leatherman was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

He is survived by one daughter, Melinda Ann Timmons of Seminole; one grandchild; two brothers, Walter M. Leatherman of Toledo, Iowa and Jerry D. Leatherman of Deming, N.M.; and two sisters, Nellie E. Hays and Nancy M. Hays, both of Deming, N.M.

Casket bearers are Joe Hays, Curtis Hays, Craig Hays, Kenneth Hays, Tim Hartman, and Don Hartman.

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Darrell Roy Lee

Funeral services for Darrell Roy Lee are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery Chapel.

Rev. Larry Chesser is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Lee died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at his home in Seminole at the age of 39.

He was born Dec. 28, 1962 in Clinton to Roy and Lillian J. (Piearcy) Lee.

He married Kay (Gore) Lee on March 8, 1980 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

Lee was a former employee at Bill Weems Welding and Willie’s Salvage.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Wayne Lee; one sister, Tippy James; and his mother.

He is survived by his father of Seminole; his wife of the home in Seminole; one son, Billy Jack Lee of the home; two daughters, Rebecca Kay Lee and Lillian Ruth Lee, both of the home; three brothers, Don Lee of Oklahoma City, Ronnie Lee of Lindsay, and Thomas Lee of Ardmore; three sisters, Jeanie Holder of Ardmore, Sue Castle of Durant, and Theresa Hughes of Shawnee.

Casket bearers are Danny Choate, Andrew Harjo, Mike White, Michael Gore, Tommy Monks, and Bill Davis.

Honorary bearers are Butch Taylor, Link Reynolds, and Donald Strewback.

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John Lee

Graveside funeral services for John Wesley Lee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Lee died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 74.

He was a lifelong Seminole resident.

He was born July 14, 1927 in Kinmundy, Ill. to John C. Lee and Atta Mae (McClaine) Lee-Yates.

Lee attained the rank of E-7 in the United States Navy, where received a Good Conduct Medal, Third Award for Services Ending Nov. 15, 1964, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal (second award).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home; and one brother, Bob Lee of Tulsa.

Ruth Lee

Funeral services for Ruth E. Lee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Allen Wood is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Crossroads Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lee died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Seminole Estates at the age of 94.

She was born May 19, 1907 in Hazel to John William and Martha Alice (Hizer) White.

She married Luther Frank Lee on Jan. 8, 1925. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1978.

Lee was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Seminole.

She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Roy Aubrey Lee and Troy Audrey Lee; and two grandsons, Harold and Lee Roy Haworth.

Lee is survived by three daughters, Alice Haworth of Noble, Gladys Brinsfield of Seminole and Freda Stephens of Guymon; grandchildren, James and Judy Stephens of Canyon, Texas, Rick Stephens of Canyon, Texas, Kenney and Cheryl Stephens of Perryton, Texas, Dale and Patti Stephens of Guymon, Gerry and Glenna Stephens of Balko, Frank and Jan Brinsfield of Houston, Texas, Johnny Mack Brinsfield Sr. of Seminole, Judith and Jerry Jones of Seminole, Mary and David Culver of Springfield, Mo., Ann and James Jackson of Norman, and Don and Ginger Hawroth of Waukomis; 38 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Georgia Lehman

Funeral services for Georgia Fay Lehman are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Minister John Mayhue is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Lehman died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 88.

She was born July 11, 1913 in Wewoka to Charles C. and Beulah (Carruth) Crouch.

She married David "Dutch" Lehman in Bakersfield, Calif. in 1989.

Lehman was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; three sisters; and her husband in 1997.

She is survived by two sons, Bill Dodd of Tulsa and Jack Dodd of Greenville, Tenn.; one daughter, Lynn Teague of Blanchard; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Willie ‘Bill’ Lehman

Funeral services for Willie "Bill" A. Lehman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lehman died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at his home at the age of 85.

He was born Jan. 30, 1917 in Sacred Heart to David "Dave" and Anna (Diester) Lehman.

He married Cecelia Nona on Feb. 7, 1939 in Sacred Heart.

Lehman was a heavy equipment operator for Pottawatomie County.

He was also a farmer and worked in the oil field.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Lehman was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on March 14, 1985; two sons, Billy Ray Lehman and Robert Lehman; and six brothers and sisters.

He is survived by one daughter, Matilda Silas of Konawa; two sons, Tommy Lehman of Ada and David Lehman of Konawa; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Wanda Lee Lena

A prayer service for Wanda Lee Lena is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Wake services are to be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Billy Merritt are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at the Lena family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Lena died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City following a lengthy battle with diabetes.

She was 70.

She was born March 4, 1932 in Seminole County to Jonah and Mollie Harjo Thomas.

Lena is survived by her husband, Robert Lena; four daughters, Janice Lena of Tecumseh, Lorene Black of Seminole, Christine Lena of Konawa, and Jennifer Lena of Oklahoma City; eight sons, Bobby Lena of Glenpool, Jonas Lena, Dale Lena, and Jay Lena, all of Wewoka, David Lena of Okemah, Ronnie Lena of Sapulpa, Earl Lena of Okeechobee, Fla., and Mel Lena of Shawnee; 39 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Johnson of Wewoka and Lottie Coody of Hollywood, Fla.; and one brother, Ramsey Thomas of Lawton.

Pallbearers are Oscar Lena Bunner, Glen Lena, Frankie Lena Jr., Charles Ray Merritt, Glen Gibbs, and Ricky Woods.

Honorary pallbearers are Dan Simpson, Roy Sisco, Arnold Melton and Frank Streater.

 

Ruby Fritz Yarbrough Lewin

Ruby Fritz Yarbrough Lewin, 88, former Seminole resident, passed away at Clearlake, Calif., Monday, May 6, 2002 of natural causes.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Okla., under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Mrs. Yarbrough-Lewin was a long-time resident of Seminole and had moved to California two years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was born in Madison, Neb. on Nov. 15, 1914 to William and Delia Fritz.

Her husband of 35 years, Ollie E. Yarbrough, predeceased her in 1974. She later married Cecil Lewin of Shawnee.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; all of her siblings, three brothers, Bud, Dale, and Don Fritz; and five sisters, Florence Scroggins, Nell Dykes, Lois James, Margaret Wise and Frances McDonald; and one grandson.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses: her daughter and her husband, Betty and Joe Taylor of Clearlake, Calif.; and her three sons and their wives, Carl and Nancy Trotter of Grants Pass, Ore., Eddie and Linda Yarbrough of Benicia, Calif., and Tom and Gail Yarbrough of Port Hadlock, Wash.; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Allene Limb

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Allene (Rowe) Pennybaker Prentice Limb, were held at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Davis.

Rev. James Densman officiated the services.

Interment followed at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, under the direction of Krien Funeral Home of Davis.

Limb died Saturday, July 27, 2002 at Norman Regional Hospital.

She was born John W. and Pauline (Sewell) Rowe on June 13, 1911 in Davis.

Limb moved with her family as a child to California for a short period of time before moving back to Davis where she attended school.

She married Oliver LeRoy Pennybaker on May 31, 1936 in Elk City, and the couple established their first home there.

The couple moved to Seminole in 1941 and lived here until Mr. Pennybaker entered the military service during World War II, where they spent two years in Texarkana, Texas.

They returned to Seminole and continued living there until Mr. Pennybaker’s death in 1973.

During this time, Limb was employed for many years as a sales clerk for both Sharpe’s Department store and Gibson’s Discount Center.

She married Homer Prentice in 1975 and moved to Allen where she lived until Mr. Prentice’s death in 1985.

Limb later married Virgil Limb in 1990 and once again returned to Seminole to live.

After Mr. Limb’s death in 1996, she moved to Norman to be near her family where she lived until her death.

Limb was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands; one sister, Alma Dora Haynes; and two brothers, Raymond and Ralph Rowe.

She is survived by one son, Anthony "Tony" Pennybaker, Norman; and two sisters, Eva Brown and Ruth Russell, both of Davis.

Pallbearers were David L. Pennybaker, Jerry D. Pennybaker, Robert L. Pennybaker, Raymond D. Rowe, Bill E. Russell, Johnny Ross Russell, and Dale F. Crowder.

David Limes

Graveside funeral services for David Cameron Limes were held at Cummings Cemetery.

Pastor Jesse Bufford and Rev. Wayne Taylor officiate.

Services were under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Limes died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 41.

He was born Sept. 23, 1960 in Oklahoma City to Barney J. and Paula (Goss) limes.

He was a truck driver and a member of Maud Trinity Baptist Church.

Limes was preceded in death by his grandparents, O.L. and Georgia (Howell) Limes and Mack and Faye (Burch) Goss.

He is survived by his parents of Oklahoma City; a special friend, Jennifer Greeson of Oklahoma City; one sister, Suzy Limes Freeny of Austin, Texas; and one brother, Britton Limes, M.D. of West Stockbridge, Ma.

Clora Littrell

PRAGUE – Funeral services for Clora A. Littrell, the mother of a Seminole resident, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today in the Parks Brothers Funeral Service Chapel in Prague.

Doug Arnold of the Wanette Church of Christ was to officiate.

The service was to be followed by cremation.

Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Services.

Littrell died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 and her home in Paden at the age of 81.

She was born March 4, 1920 in Schoolton to D.H. and Ida (Graham) Argo.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paden.

Littrell married Forrest Claude Littrell on Dec. 24, 1936 in Bearden.

He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1972.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Rocky Dean Heinzig.

Littrell is survived by three daughters, Darla Heinzig of Seminole, Carlyn Allen of San Antonio, and Dena Ellis of Paden; two sisters, Cordia Carter and Fois Argo, both of Wewoka; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Julianna Lollar

Funeral services for Julianna Mae Lollar are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Sand Creek Cemetery.

Lollar died from injuries suffered in an accident at the age of 34.

She was born March 6, 1967 in Inglewood, Calif. to Clayton and Pauline Lollar.

She had been a resident of Wewoka since 1988 and was employed at Lawson’s Dinner in Wewoka.

Lollar was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Clayton Farris and Matthew Dillon Farris, both of the home.

 

Pauline Lollar

Funeral services for Sasakwa native and former Wewoka resident Pauline J. Lollar, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Tecumseh.

Rev. Larry Chesser of Gleaners Holiness Church of Wewoka will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Lollar died Wednesday, May 8, 2002 in Shawnee at the age of 79.

She was born to Isaac "Ike" and Eva (Caudill) Foster on Jan. 6, 1923 in Sasakwa.

Lollar was reared in Sasakwa, and lived in Wetumka and Antioch, Calif.

She married Wayne Lollar on May 9, 1949 in Meade, Kan.

Lollar lived most of her married life in Wewoka, and lived the last two years in Tecumseh.

She was a homemaker, and along with her husband, owned and operated Lollar’s Pest Control in Wewoka.

Lollar is survived by her husband, Wayne Lollar, of the home; one daughter, Judy Landry, Shawnee; two sons, Jerry Jackson, Wewoka, and David Lollar, Shawnee; one sister, Gladys Kirkland, Okmulgee; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Betty Jo Long

Word has been received that services for lifelong Seminole resident Betty Jo Stoops Long were held in Winter Park, Fla.

Interment followed in Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park, Fla. under the direction of Baldwin-Fairchild Oviedo Chapel of Oviedo, Fla.

Long died Thursday, April 11, 2002 in Winter Park, Fla. at the age of 72.

She was born Oct. 24, 1929 in Seminole to Mac William and Bertha Frances Stoops.

She was a member of the Methodist church and Eastern Star.

Long attended Seminole High School and East Central University.

She graduated from the University of Oklahoma.

She lived in both Seminole and Winter Park, Fla. Long was unable to return to Seminole in recent time because of her declining health.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Long is survived by her husband, Clayton of Winter Park, Fla.; three daughters, Jeri Simpson of Orlando, Fla., Kathryn Toutolmin of Concord, Calif., and Debra S. Ramsay of Stuart, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Robert Lovelace

Graveside funeral services for Robert Vernon Lovelace are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lovelace died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 at Pioneer Nursing Home at the age of 70.

He moved to Seminole two years ago from Midwest City.

He was born Dec. 26, 1931 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Virgil Franklin and Evelyn (Disch) Lovelace.

Lovelace married Deloris Sue (Williams). She preceded him in death.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served from 1951 until 1955.

Lovelace was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one sister, DeLyce Jane Branscum.

He is survived by three sons, Terry Lovelace of Edmond, Jeff Lovelace of Oklahoma City, and Robert Lovelace of Irving, Texas; one brother, Richard Albert Lovelace of Oklahoma City; one sister, Ellen Marie Copeland of Macomb; and six grandchildren.

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Joan Lowe

Funeral services for Joan Beatrice Lowe are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Rev. Stephen Floch and Fred Lowe are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Hitchitee Church Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lowe died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at St. Anthony Hospital at the age of 74.

She moved to Hughes County in 1942 and lived in Yeager the last few years.

She was born Nov. 23, 1927 in Cromwell to Jimmie and Nellie (Yeager) Bell.

Lowe married Tom Lowe on Dec. 31, 1988. He preceded her in death.

She was a retired truck driver and nurse’s aide.

She attended Lamar Schools.

Lowe was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Murphy of Shawnee; two sisters, Wanda Bounds of Konawa and Eleanor Waterman of Shawnee; and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Eddie Leader, James Leader, Raymond Leader, David Jackson, Charlie Bell Jr. and James Nicholson.

Honorary bearers are Orville Rose, Harold Rose and Richard Little.

Tamera Loyd

Funeral services for Tamera Jo Loyd are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Mike Buckley is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Loyd died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002 in Seminole at the age of 19.

She was born May 5, 1982 in Fort Smith, Ark to Jimmy E. Loyd and Terry Akins.

She graduated from Mannford High School in 2000.

Loyd also attended Central Vo-Tech in Drumright.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Jimmy and Angie Loyd of Summerfield; her mother, Terry Akins of Kellyville; her step-father, John Brinsfield of Seminole; grandparents, Floyd and Sharon Wilson of Newalla, Jo Ann Wilson of Oklahoma City, and Dorothy Loyd of Cove, Ark.; one brother, James Akins of Kellyville; two sisters, Timber Akins of Kellyville and Shawna Loyd of Summerfield; and one stepsister, Vicky White of Summerfield.

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Ina Mae Lucy

Funeral services for former Maud resident Ina Mae Francis (Willis) Lucy, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Pastor Willard Fitzwater will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lucy died Tuesday at the Jan Francis Care Center in Ada at the age of 81.

She was born to Millard Kyle Willis and Allie (York) Willis on Feb. 21, 1921 in Sentinal.

Lucy lived in Maud from 1957 until 1963.

She then moved to Oklahoma City where she married Hiley Lucy on March 14, 1963.

Lucy lived in Oklahoma City until 1996, then moved to Ada.

She was a retired owner of a convenience store.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Odell Willis, Terry Willis, and Prentis Willis; and one grandson, Joseph Fitzwater.

She is survived by her husband, Hiley, of the home; two daughters, Brenda McKinley, Byars, and Beth Owens, Choctaw; two sons, Willard Fitzwater, Chickasha, and Cody Fitzwater, Tilly, Ark.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Twila Lueking

A wake service for Sasakwa resident Twila Lueking is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at the Church of the Tabernacle in Sasakwa.

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Southwest Church of Christ in Oklahoma City with Tom Marshall officiating.

Interment is to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Minco under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Lueking died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at her residence in Sasakwa at the age of 67.

She was born May 15, 1935 in Oklahoma City to Elmer and Pearl Scott Hill.

She was raised in the Moore and Oklahoma City area and graduated from Capitol Hill High School.

Lueking was a homemaker and married Raymond C. Lueking on Nov. 17, 1978 in Miami.

They lived in Kansas prior to making their home in the Sasakwa area.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Lueking is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Curtis Genzer of Ada and Kevin Genzer of Mildred, Kan.; three stepsons, Raymond Lueking, Jr. of Chanute, Kansas, Michael Lueking of Palestine, Texas, and Richard Lueking of Okinawa, Japan; two stepdaughters, Bonnie Sellmon and Janet Haberman, both of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Michael Hill of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Donna Routon of Oklahoma City, Joyce Davis of Woodland, Calif., and Merry Smith of Tomaha; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.

Pallbearers are Joshua Genzer, James Routon III, Rick Cuccaro, Sean Jones, David Price and Clifford Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are Curtis Genzer, Kevin Genzer, Richard Lueking, Michael Lueking, and Raymond Lueking Jr.

William Lunebring

A graveside memorial service for Cromwell resident William Gert Lunebring was scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield was set to officiate.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lunebring died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 in Wewoka at the age of 87.

He was born June 8, 1914 in Santa Maria, Calif. to Henrich and Mathilda (Weidemeir) Lunebring.

He married June Lunebring on Oct. 21, 2001.

Lunebring retired from McDonald-Couglas Aircraft in Lakewood, La. In 1969.

He was preceded in death by his parent and his first wife, Vergie (Swader) Lunebring in 1962.

He is survived by his wife of the home and two grandchildren.

June Lynch

Graveside services for Wewoka native June Laverne Lynch are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Yeager Cemetery.

Interment is under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Lynch died Sunday, June 16, 2002 at her home in Holdenville at the age of 70.

She was born to Mamie and Noel Tilley on April 17, 1932 in Wewoka.

Lynch attended Wewoka public Schools.

She married H. Joe Lynch in 1950 and moved to the Holdenville area in 1957.

Lynch worked at the Street Car Café for many years, and then worked in home health care before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Noel and Mamie; one sister, Lou Alice Tilley; and one brother, Dale Tilley.

Lynch is survived by one son, Leland Lynch, Broken Arrow; two daughters, Shelley Carter, Yeager, and Jolena Jemigen, Broken Arrow; two brothers, Jerry Tilley and John Tilley; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, one of which will be born in December.

Meleah Mack

Funeral services for Meleah Hempsey Mack, 21, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in her Cromwell home.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Richard Fixico will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mack-Bell family cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

A wake service is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Mack’s Cromwell home.

She died March 25, 2002, in Oklahoma City.

Mack was born Nov. 26, 1980, in Claremore to Dewayne and Alice Deere Mack.

Known as "Chub" to her family and friends, Mack graduated from Butner High School in 1999.

Even through enduring her chronic illness, she enrolled and was attending Seminole State College.

A lifelong participant in Indian tradition, Mack was a member of the Fish Pond Tribal Ground and the Alligator Clan of the Seminole Nation.

She accepted Christ into her life on Feb. 21, 2002.

Survivors include her mother, Alice Deere Mack, of Cromwell; her father, Dewayne Mack, Shawnee; four brothers, TJ and Felix Mack, both of Henryetta, Kevin Mack of Wewoka, and Darrin Mack of Seminole; one sister, Josie Mack of the home; and her grandmother, Geneva Creek Wilson, Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Camryn West; and grandparents, Frances Little Deere and James Deere.

Pall bearers include Paul Harjoche, Ernie McPerryman, Glen Mann Jr., Preston Little, Alvin Wilson, Andy Butler and Cookie Carbitcher.

Honorary pallbearers include Phillip Yargee, Andy Alexander, Roman Hill, Ferron Culley, Dan Simmers, Oscar Waiters and the Fish Pond Tribal Ground men.

 

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Roy Madkins

Funeral services for Roy Clarence Madkins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. C.R. Cochran is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Madkins died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the age of 77.

He was born in Wewoka on Dec. 15, 1924 to Henry and Lucy Walker Madkins.

He lived in the Wewoka area almost his entire life and graduated from Nobletown School.

Madkins married Lillian Johnson of Wewoka in 1947.

After serving in the United States Marines they lived in Nebraska and California prior to returning to Oklahoma where he employed as an aircraft mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement.

Following his first wife’s death, he married Myrthanna Hill on Sept. 21, 1988.

He is survived by his wife of the home; eight daughters, Lydia Johnson of Tulsa, Margaret Jordan of Arlington, Va., Shirley Simpkins, Pearlie Madkins, and Carol Madkins, all of Alexandria, Va., Linda Mack of Seminole, Henryetta Madkins-Wilson of Carrollton, Texas and Debra Madkins of Burtonsville, Md.; five sons, Clarence Madkins of Burtonsville, Md., Harold Madkins of Phoenix, Ariz., Leonard Madkins of Los Angeles, Calif., Michael Madkins of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Alex Madkins of Del City; two stepdaughters, Cheryl Kemp of Oklahoma City and Lori Ann Warriors of Shawnee; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, China Davis of Wewoka.

Madkins was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and all but one sister, Raymond, Fountaine, Earl, Albert, Fred, Sadie, Ruth, Irma, Frances, and Margaret.

Pallbearers are Alex Madkins, Clarence Madkins, Bryce Wilson, Louis Kemp, Christopher Wilson, Michael Madkins, Tommy Wilson, and Gary Davis.

Honorary pallbearers are Harold Madkins, Leon Mack, Clint Sullinger, Lincoln Perry, Leonard Madkins, Clyde Spencer, Oscar Gray and Franklin Gray.

Henry Malone

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Henry Levi Malone were held Monday at Erin Springs Baptist Church.

Rev. Troy Taylor, Johnny Backham, and Chaplain Steve Mayhan officiated.

Interment followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home of Lindsay.

Malone died Friday, May 31, 2002 in Lindsay at the age of 83.

He was born Jan. 4, 1919 in Durham, Ark. to George Taylor and Lily Mae Frost Malone.

He married Mary Sunshine Malone on March 13, 1941 in Wewoka.

Malone’s family moved to Seminole around 1921 and then to Beggs in 1935.

They then moved back to Seminole.

He attended school at Twin Oak, just north of Seminole.

Malone went to work in the oil fields, working for Flint Rig Company in the early 1940’s.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Kirkpatrick of Peoria, Ariz.; one brother, Johnny Malone; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sunshine on Jan. 9, 2002.

Memorials may be made to the Erin Springs Memorial Building Fund.

Memorials may be seen online at www.boydstonfuneralhome. com.

Mary Malone

LINDSAY – Funeral services for Seminole native Mary Sunshine Malone are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Erin Springs Baptist Church.

Rev. Troy Taylor is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home.

Malone died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 in Grace Living Center at the age of 87.

Malone was born Aug. 12, 1914 to Thomas Gaines and Ezra V. Wilson Lemmings.

She married Henry Malone on March 13, 1939 in Seminole.

She was a member of the Erin Springs Baptist Church.

Malone is survived by her husband of the home; one daughter, Patricia A. Kirkpatrick of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Velma McCants of Aurora, Colo.; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallberaers are Brownie Drennan, Jack Ince, Kevin Beam, Mickey Hines, Randal Dutton and Hubert Everett.

Honorary pallbearers are to be her grandsons, Danny Kirkpatrick and Randy Kirkpatrick, and nephews, Gerald Malone, Gary Malone, David Malone and Johnny Malone Jr.

Memorials may be viewed online at www.boydstonfuneral home.com

Jeff Mandrell

Graveside funeral services with full military honors for former Seminole resident Jeff Robert Mandrell were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin.

Rev. W.M. Howard of Marlow officiated.

Services were under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home of Fletcher.

Mandrell died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at the age of 73.

He was born Nov. 1, 1928 in an old farmhouse north of Lawton at the foothills of the Wichita Mountains on the mail route STAR.

As a young boy raised during the Depression, he hunted, fished, and trapped small animals for their furs, selling them to get money to buy school supplies.

His family said his recollections of the Depression were of hard times for lots of the folks, but with cattle, hogs, chickens, and a garden, his family had plenty to eat most of the time.

In 1945, as World War II was winding down, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps.

Mandrell was stationed in the S.A.A.C. Unit in San Antonio, Texas and then in the 509th of Roswell, N.M. under the command of Col. Doc Blanchard.

He was stationed in Windover, Utah during the atomic bomb testing, and there his M.O.S. was Military Police #677.

He learned the skills of aircraft mechanic M.O.S. #747.

While of tour in Europe, he flew in the Berlin Air Lift, making flights from Frankfurt to Templehoff.

During this time, the military separated the Army from the Air Corps, creating the United States Air Force.

Mandrell always protested the new uniforms, Air Force blue, and since it was close to the time for his discharge, he was not required to wear them, family members said.

After serving three years, eight months, he was returned to San Antonio, Texas for discharge.

He earned his pilot’s license and worked as a helicopter mechanic for the civil service in Ft. Sill and Ft. Rucker, Ala.

During this time, his family said he invented a device called a "cording joint," which kept the drive shafts in helicopters from uncoupling during flight.

Mandrell’s "inventive mind" produced several feasible creations many years before their time, such as a propane fired gas gun and self-opening gate.

He worked part time as a cement finisher, and as a farmer he worked in the broomcorn, peanut, and cotton fields.

He operated a combine for 16 years while harvesting wheat, soybeans, and sunflower seeds from Texas to Canada.

Mandrell spent his last years living in Fletcher.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Mandrell; his mother, Annie Mandrell; one brother, Elvie Mandrell; and one sister, Evelyn Samut Taglaferro.

He is survived by five sons, Jeff Stanley Mandrell of Duncan, Larry Mandrell and Terry Mandrell, both of Fletcher, and Elvie Mandrell and Frankie Mandrell, both of Chickasha; one daughter, Yolanda of Blanchard; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Thomas of Seminole, Mildred Settels of Cement, and Nell Iuvellea of Elgin; and one brother, Bill Mandrell of Rush Springs.

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Terry Marshall

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Terry Michael Marshall are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate.

Burial is set to follow at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Marshall died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, at the age of 44.

He was born Feb. 28, 1958 in Seminole, to James H. Marshall and Patsy Ruth (Collins) Moreland.

Marshall was a licensed land surveyor and a partner in Marshall Surveying.

He belonged to the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors.

Marshall loved race cars, bowling and sports in general, and was an Atlanta Braves fan.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his brother Jerry Marshall.

Marshall is survived by his parents, James and Bettie Marshall, and Patsy and Jackie "Porky" Moreland, all of Seminole; two sons, Casey Joe Wildcat and James Bradley Marshall of Seminole; and two daughters, Terri Michelle Marshall, Holdenville, and Sara Christine Marshall of the home.

He is also survived by his former spouse Mabaline Wildcat, Seminole and special friend Valerie Allen of the home; two brothers, Curtis Meyers, Atlanta, Ga., and Jimmy Moreland; three sisters, Nanetta Brown, Tucson, Ariz., Sherry Wade, and Debra Delong, both of Detroit, Mich.; and four grandchildren.

Casket bearers include Fred Fredrickson, Jim Fox, Jerry Atkinson, Casey Wildcat and James Bradley Marshall, and honorary bearers Curtis Meyers, Ponch, Jerry Haws and Jared Marshall.

Dorothy Martin

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Dorothy June Martin are scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. David Karges will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Martin died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born to Lon Villines and Lillian (Templeton) Villines on Nov. 23, 1923 in McAlester.

Martin had been a resident of Seminole since the age of two.

She married Maurice Martin on Sept. 7, 1941 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Martin worked at Seminole Steam Laundry for 16 years, also working at Adwan’s Specialty Shop and Curry’s Jewelry.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole, and was also a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church and a member of the Flower and Garden Club.

Martin was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Melba Seymour; and one brother, L.J. Villines.

She is survived by her husband, Maurice, of the home; two sons, Max Martin, Sulphur, and Matt Martin, Tulsa; three sisters, Norissa Richardson, Seminole, Janna Clinton, Shawnee, and Doris Notley, Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Bob Webster, Fred Basler, Bedford Brewer, John Humphrey, Ron Mitchell, John Morris, and Dennis Roesler.

 

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Jervis Massey

Funeral services for Jervis Aileen Massey are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Okemah.

Interment is to follow at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Massey died Monday, June 10, 2002 at her home in Okemah at the age of 73.

She was born Aug. 24, 1928 in Oklahoma City to William Walter and Ethel Gaar Milam.

She grew up in Paden and graduated from Paden Schools.

Massey moved to the Okemah area in 1953.

She was a music teacher for many years.

She was the pianist for many years at the First Baptist Church of Paden, as well as playing in numerous other churches throughout her high school years.

Before retiring in 1996 because of serious arthritis, Massey was the pianist for the First Baptist Church in Okemah for seven years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her former husband, Virgle Massey of Okemah; three sons, Randy Massey of Henryetta, Virgle Massey Jr. of Welch, and Mick Massey of Okemah; two daughters, Rosemary Howell of Westville and Amanda Haley of Seminole; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers are Jason Massey, Dylan Massey, Jerry Aaron, Shane Howell, Zachary Reeves, and Christopher Reeves.

Honorary pallbearers are Klein Haley, Taylor Massey, Alan Howell, Duke Haley, and Fletcher Duncan.

Flower girls are April Duncan, Fawn Howell, and Claire Massey.

Cora Belle Mathews

Graveside services for longtime Cromwell resident Cora Belle Mathews were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Chris Stinnett officiated the services.

Mathews died Monday, July 15, 2002 at Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 99.

She was born to J.W. Lovin and Dora (Shipp) Lovin on Feb. 15, 1903 in Dabrey, Ark.

Mathews had lived in Cromwell since 1962, and was a homemaker, and worked at the Dodson Cafeteria in Oklahoma City.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Cromwell.

Mathews is survived by two daughters, Patricia Harper, Cromwell, and Bernice Wilson, Tecumseh; one brother, Clyde Lovin, Konawa; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Reather Mathews

Funeral services for Reather Mae Mathews are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church.

Rev. Sterling Mitchel is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Mathews died Monday, May 13, 2002 at the age of 85.

She was born Sept. 21, 1916 in Hugo to Ollie and Hattie Colbert Smith.

She grew up in Boley and attended school at Boley and Douglas High School.

Mathews accepted Christ at an early age while a member of C.M.E. Church in Boley.

She moved to Wewoka in 1935 and received her degree in practical nursing.

She met and married Eddie Mathews in 1938 and they moved to Berkley, Calif. in 1942.

They were married for 37 years when he preceded her in death 1975.

Mathews returned to Oklahoma and continued her nursing vocation until she retired due to health reasons.

She worked on the board of the Community Housing Association for Rehabilitation in Shawnee until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Rosella Parker; and one brother, Emmitt Smith.

Mathews is survived by one brother, Eddie Smith.

Pallbearers are Eddie G. Smith Jr., Gary Smith, Tonny R. Smith, Terry W. Smith, Lindell E. Smith, and Richard E. Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are Clyde Spencer, Anderson Watterson, Alphonzo Stevenson, AL Roberts, Milford Roberts, and James Washington.

Roger Maupin

Graveside services for Maud resident Roger Lee Maupin are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in New Franklin, Mo.

Services will be under the direction of Markland-Gardner Funeral Home in New Franklin, Mo.

Maupin died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at his home in Maud at the age of 70.

He was born to Lee Maupin and Nellie (Jackson) Maupin on March 29, 1932 in Fayette, Mo.

Maupin married Lurlie Ann Sockey on Sept. 4, 1996 in Arkansas.

He moved to Maud three years ago from Allen.

Maupin was a retired construction worker, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was of Baptist faith.

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

He is survived by his wife, Lurlie Ann Sockey, of the home; five sons, Roger Gene, Rick, Doug, Rusty and Darryl Maupin, all of Missouri; one daughter, Denise Maupin of Missouri; one stepson, Thomas Sockey, Maud; two stepdaughters, Alice Dorrough, St. Louis, OK, and Sandy Farmer of Washington; three brothers, Raymond, Donald and Jimmy Maupin, all of Missouri; two sisters, Norma Robertson and Darlene, both of Missouri; and numerous grandchildren.

Peggy Maylen

Peggy Lorraine Maylen, of Wewoka, was born Sept. 7, 1942, in Pharoah, and left this earth on Aug. 8, 2002.

One of eleven children born to Arthur "Ott" and Imogene (DeArmond) Sallee, Peggy was known for her kind heart and easy smile.

On July 2, 1959, Peggy married William Charles Maylen at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka.

Peggy enjoyed reading, old movies and spending time with her family.

None of the Sallee or Maylen family gatherings were complete until Peg poured up her famous "Wewoka Tea".

Over the years she worked as a nurse’s aide at Wewoka Municipal Hospital; a waitress at Morgan’s Mug; and in the cutting room at Big Yank and Custom Size.

Most recently she was employed at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home.

She is survived by her husband, Charles, of the home; three sons and their wives, Keith and April Maylen, Shawnee, DeWayne and Becky Maylen, Holdenville, and Danny and Valerie Maylen, Wetumka; one daughter, DeAnna Maylen, of the home; three brothers, Kenneth Sallee, Wewoka; Bill Sallee, Waldron, Arkansas, and David Sallee, Holts Summit, Missouri; seven sisters, Shirley Williams and Lucy Sallee, Waldon, Arkansas, JoAnn Dowdy, Stroud, Pat Johnson and Karla Carroll, Drumright, Glenda Condict, Cromwell, and Terry Harrell, Canute.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ott and Imogene Sallee and one infant son.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Stout-Phillips Chapel, with Reverend Larry Chesser officiating.

Peggy’s nephews will serve as pallbearers and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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Alene McAnulty

Funeral services for Maud resident Alene McAnulty are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Tim Martin will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Connerville Cemetery in Connerville under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

McAnulty died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 84.

She was born to William Alexander Raines and Martha (Horton) Raines on Feb. 12, 1917 in Connerville.

McAnulty worked for Trippet Shoes in Tulsa for 24 years.

After moving to Maud, she worked as dispatcher for the Maud police Department for many years.

She was a member of the Atoka First Baptist Church in Atoka.

McAnulty was also a charter member of the Eastern Star in Weirton, W.Va., and was active at the Maud Senior Citizens for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and five brothers.

McAnulty is survived by one daughter, Darlene Reed, Waxahachie, Texas; three sons, Jack Roberts, Robert McAnulty and James McAnulty, all of Tulsa; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Bill Norman, Luster Heffley, Merle Harper, Raymond Taylor, Lemual Hale, Buck Day, and Faren Coody.

Arvy ‘Clay’ McCause

Funeral services with military honors for Arvy ‘Clay’ McCause, father of Wewoka resident Diane Chesser, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada.

Rev. George Carson will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Memorial park Cemetery in Ada, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

McCause died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 75.

He was born to Fletcher David McCause and Ella Jane (Martin) McCause on Jan. 11, 1927 in Tishomingo.

McCause attended and graduated from Vanoss High School.

He also attended East Central University.

McCause married Beverly Yvonne Bower on August 3, 1952.

He was a sales representative for Albert Equipment in Tulsa, calling on Southwest Oklahoma, retiring after 40 years of service.

McCause was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was a Mason, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Ada since the 1970s.

McCause served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; three sisters, Agnes McCause, Gladys Farr, and Velma Lane; and one brother, Raymond McCause.

McCause is survived by two daughters, Diana Chesser, Wewoka and Christy Boggs, Pryor; one son, Clay ‘Junior’ McCause, Jr., Oklahoma City; one brother, Harlice McCause, Dumas, Texas; one sister, Jeri Akard, O’Donnell, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Carl Wages, Barry Bess, T.L. Carter, Kevin Manuel, Larry Woods, and Chris Henry.

Honorary bearers are Vaskon White, Billy Joe Woods, Kenneth Matthews, Robert Chesser, Steve Boggs, and Harold Marler.

 

Leon M. McClain

Funeral services for Leon M. McClain are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Mitch Williams is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

McClain died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 72.

He was born June 13, 1929 in Hazel to James Monroe and Mary Fink McClain.

He married Ernestine "Nina" Lujan in 1975 in Los Angeles, Calif.

McClain retired as a truck driver from Rollins Oil Co. in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James McClain Jr.

He is survived by his wife of the home; four daughters, Phyllis Kemper of Visalia, Calif, Janice Opal of Madera, Calif., Sherry Blakley of Bakersfield, Calif., and Linda Elliott of Konawa; one son, Dennis McClain of Byng; three stepchildren, Tanis Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales and Angel Chandler; four sisters, Estelle Stephenson and Jean Norman, both of Bakersfield, Calif., Reva Taylor of Konawa, and Virginia Welcher of Ada; one brother, Hershel McClain of Ada; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Louis McDaniel

Funeral services for Louis McDaniel are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pentecostal Church at 8th and Echo in Holdenville.

Pastor Claude Graham is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

McDaniel died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 in Wewoka at the age of 82.

He was born June 24, 1919 in Sherman, Texas to Lou and Pearl Smith McDaniel.

He was raised in Lamar and attended school there.

On Oct. 29, 1941, McDaniel married Louis Lorene Anglin in Lawton.

They made their home in Holdenville and raised three children, Saundra, Carolyn, and Eddie.

He was a long time church member and served as an Elder Deacon at the Holdenville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

McDaniel worked as a custodian for Wewoka Public Schools after his retirement from truck driving.

He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie McDaniel in 1985; seven brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Saundra Calvert and Carolyn Trimble, both of Wewoka; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Bill McDaniel and Luther McDaniel, both of Durant; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Joe McGirt Sr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident for 2 p.m. Monday at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Abe Jackson will officiate, and a flag service will be performed by the Seminole Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans.

Interment will follow at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake service will commence tonight at 7 p.m.

McGirt died Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 60.

He was born to Nathan McGertt and Winnie Harjo on Sept. 10, 1941 in Seminole County.

McGirt was raised in Seminole County and he moved to California where he attended schools and graduated.

He married Norma Barber, she precedes him in death.

McGirt then married Wynema Davis on Sept. 10, 1981, she also preceded him in death in July, 1993.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.

McGirt was a mechanic and retired from Sonny’s Automotive of Tulsa in 1987, and returned to the Wewoka area in 1993.

He was a member of the Wewoka Indian Methodist Church in Yeager.

McGirt was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kenneth McGertt, Sebert "Sonny" Harjo, and Mose Lee Harjo; one son, Russell Noon; and two infant grandchildren, Brittny Denise Harjo, and Ashton James Harjo.

He is survived by two sons, Joe McGirt, Jr., Tecumseh, and David McGirt, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Brenda Smith, Oklahoma City; five brothers, Gary "Joe Sam" Harjo, Larry Brown, Holdenville, Jimmy McGertt, Okemah, Charlie McGertt, Poteau, and Louis McGertt, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Rose Deer and India McGertt, both of Okemah; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Lewis Harjo Jr., Willie Chupco, Sam Starr, Anthony Factor, Ray Herrera, and Harlen Moses.

Honorary pallbearers are Vincent J. (V.J.) Harjo, and Leonard Hulbutta Factor.

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Sherry McKane

A memorial service for Sherry McKane is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Pastor Mickey Keith is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

McKane died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 58.

She was born July 13, 1943 in Holdenville to Melvin and Pauline Messinger Avery.

She was raised in Holdenville and graduated from Holdenville High School.

McKane lived in various locations but returned to Holdenville 15 years ago.

She worked for the State of Oklahoma Department of Human Services in Seminole as a caseworker for Child Welfare and retired with 17 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Avery and Pauline Messinger.

McKane is survived by one daughter, Brandy Drew of Tulsa; one son, Mark McKane of Bentonville, Ark.; one brother, David Messinger of Holdenville; and four grandchildren.

Ray McKee

Graveside funeral services for Ray Charley McKee are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Tim Emmons is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McKee died Friday, July 26, 2002 at his home in Prague at the age of 91.

He moved to Prague from Oklahoma City 31 years ago.

He was born Jan. 17, 1911 in Seminole County to Wally Charley and Ollie (Qualls).

McKee married Joyce on Dec. 2, 1983 in Shawnee.

He was a bricklayer most of his life. He was also a farmer and a cattleman.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Prague.

McKee was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; two brothers; one son; one daughter; one stepson; and one granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of the home; seven sons, R.C. McKee of Prague, Johnny McKee of Moore, Donald McKee and Larry McKee, both of Oklahoma City, Michael McKee and Jimmie McKee, both of Tuttle, and Joseph McKee of the home; one daughter, Susie McKee of Mustang; stepchildren, Donna Johns, Janet Garrard, and Wesley Choate, all of Oklahoma City, and Laketha Dees of Shawnee; four sisters, Nora Bell Orr of Okemah, Edith Durham of San Angelo, Texas, Mary McBroom of Bythe, Calif, and Gertie Peters of Woodland; four brothers, George McKee and Herschel McKee, both of Prague, Al McKee of Oklahoma City, and David McKee of Idaho; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Mae D. McMichael

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Mae D. McMichael were scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in the historic old Strothers Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Burial was slated to follow in the same cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McMichael died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, in Chesapeake, Va., at the age of 96.

She was born May 8, 1906, in Fairbury, Ill., to Loren Lee and Rachel Ann (Kring) Smith.

She married Kenneth Fulkerson McMichael on Aug. 24, 1938, in Chandler. He died in March, 1988.

She was a homemaker and of the Episcopalian faith. She established a ceramic club, the Dobie Dabbers of Baton Rouge, La. She enjoyed playing duplicate bridge.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Anson and her husband Joe Anson Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., and Judy Beavers, Ruston, La.; one sister, Faye Burton of Seminole; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Johnson, Michael Jones, Jonathan Anson, Jeffrey Jones, Rachel Anson Allen and Julia Anson; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Colby Johnson.

 

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Charles McNeill

Graveside services for Seminole resident Charles Edward McNeill are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Roger Brewer will officiate.

McNeill died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 72.

He was born to Cleve Henry McNeill and Della Rachel (Sanders) McNeill on June 30, 1930 in Calico, Ark.

McNeill married Beverly (VanMeer) on Sept. 16, 1974 in Seminole.

He was a lifelong Seminole resident and was self-employed with an Auto Garage and as an Oilfield pumper.

McNeill was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of the home; five sons, Charles McNeill, Brimington, Wash., Gilbert Lee McNeill, Shawnee, Vince A. McNeill, Seminole, Jimmy McNeill, Wewoka, and James McNeill, Wetumka; one step-daughter, Betty Shannon, Chandler; one sister, Flora Deathage, Wilburton; and several grandchildren.

 

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Judy (Sauter) McQuown

Funeral services for Judy Frances (Sauter) McQuown are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Rev. Charley Henthorn is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

McQuown died Friday, May 17, 2002 at her home in Konawa at the age of 50.

She was born March 21, 1952 in Flasher, N.D. to Edwin and Frances (Blair) Sauter.

She married Joseph Clare McQuown on Oct. 21, 1988 in Golden, Colo.

McQuown was a homemaker and a member of First Bapist Church of Konawa.

She was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Cutting Horse Association, and Reining Horse Association.

She is survived by her mother of Casper, Wyo,; her husband of the home; two sons, James Marty of the home and Michael McQuown of Ft. Collins, Colo.; one daughter, Jeannie Mahoney of Ft. Collins, Colo.; four brothers, Jerry Denton of Tenn., Ed Sauter of Soth Dakota, Jack Sauter of North Dakota, and Chris Sauter of Wyoming; and four grandchildren.

Wanda Meadows

EL RENO – Funeral services for Wanda Nacoma Meadows, 84, of El Reno, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. John V. Chennault, pastor officiating.

Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Garden, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole.

Serivices are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Meadows died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002 at Manor Care Nursing Center in Warr Acres.

She was born Feb. 10, 1918 in Belleville, Ark., Yell County, to James L. and Gertrude Hunt Hays.

She was a 1936 graduate of Wolf High School and a 1941 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University.

Mrs. Meadows married C. Chalon Meadows on May 24, 1942 in Seminole and taught elementary school in Meeker, Seminole, Pryor, El Reno, and Carlsbad, N.M.

She taught elementary school at Lincoln and Hillcrest Public Schools in El Reno for 17 years before she retired in 1983.

She enjoyed her family very much, and loved singing and playing the piano anytime, anywhere and various nursing homes. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Meadows is preceded in death by her husband, Chalon; her parents, J.L. and Gertrude Hays; and a brother, Fair Hays.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Slane and husband, Richard, of El Reno; a son, David Meadows and wife, Donita, of Desoto, Texas; three brothers, James L. Hays and wife, Carolyn, of Norman, Bob Hays of wife, Bonnie, of Lyon, Miss., and Mrs. Bonnie Fair Hays of Clarksdale, Miss.; a sister, Ruby Reece of Semiole; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Paul Melton Jr.

Word has been received of the death of Seminole native Paul Ray Melton Jr.

He died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 in Rock Hill, S.C. at the age of 57.

Funeral services were held last week at the Bratton Funeral Home.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Melton was born Aug. 19, 1944 to Paul Ray Melton Sr. and Florence McElhany Melton.

He was a truck driver and was employed by J & A Construction. He attended Hillcrest Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Delorise Sibley Melton; three sons, Jeff Lewis of Charlotte, N.C., Donald Melton and Paul W. Melton, both of York, S.C.; his mother of Bristow; one sister, Nadine Melton of Bristow; and two grandchildren.

Kirk Merrell

EDMOND – Funeral services for Seminole native Kirk Merrell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Baggerly Funeral Home.

Rev. Charles Garrett is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Prairie View Cemetery in Macomb under the direction of Baggerly Funeral Home.

Merrell died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at Mercy Hospital at the age of 40.

He was born Oct. 16, 1961 in Seminole to Conrad Dewitt and Carolee Summers Merrell.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1980.

Merrell then attended Oklahoma State University Technical School.

He married LeeAnn Williams on June 22, 1991 and lived in Edmond since that time.

He attended Heritage Presbyterian Church in Edmond.

Merrell spent many years working car sales, before working in his own home improvement and remodeling service, Kaptain Home Improvement.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; his mother of Seminole; one brother, Brett Merrell of Oklahoma City; and one sister, deShawn Merrell of Texarkana, Texas.

Fred Miller

Funeral services for Fred Henry Miller are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.

Burial is under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Father Joachim, O.S.B., will officiate.

Rosary will be at 6 p.m. tonight at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Miller died Monday, July 8, 2002 in Ada at the age of 73.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1928 in Simi Valley, Calif., to Fred Henry Miller Sr. and Eleanor (Lay) Miller.

He married Annette Veda Green in 1952 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Miller moved to Sasakwa from LaCoste, Texas in 1992.

He was a member of the Saint Stephens Catholic Church in Holdenville.

Miller was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served honorably for 25 years as a certified Nuclear Physicist and Drill Instructor.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 31, 1974 as Master Sergeant.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas with a degree in Finance and Accounting.

Miller was also a Master Certified Welder for the state of Ohio.

While living in Texas, Miller was a peanut farmer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa or St. Stephens Catholic Church in Holdenville.

He was preceded in his death by his parents and two grandchildren, Christopher Miller and Sean Michael Goggin.

He is survived by wife, Annette of the home; three sons, Richard Miller of Ada, Michael Miller of Iowa City, Iowa and Fred H. Miller III of Sasakwa; five daughters, MariAnne Miller of Seattle, Wash., Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa, Iowa, Mariette Stanson of Abilene, Texas, MariD’Anne Geffon of the Woodlands, Texas, MariEleanor Miller of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Colette Hardebeck of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Eleanor Brown of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren.

Casketbearers are Richard Miller, Michael Miller, Fred Miller, Curt Meeks, Don Stetson, Leo Kuestersteffen, Tony Kuestersteffen and Maurice Green.

Honorary bearers are John Womack, Matthew Kuestersteffen, Tommy Hudson and Don Thompson.

George Miller

Funeral services for George John Miller were scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Stout Chapel.

Dwight Gonzlas was to officiate.

Interment was to follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Miller died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at the Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 82.

He was born Dec. 17 in Holdenville to Roy & Marie (Johnson) Miller.

He had been a resident of Wewoka, living at the Oakridge Home since July 16, 1970.

Miller had worked with the maintenance crew of the Oakridge Home for many years.

He is survived by one brother, Roy Urbin Miller of Sun City, Ariz.; and his Oakridge family.

Raymond Miller

Funeral services for Raymond Miller are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Minster Frank Moppin is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Miller died Sudnay, March 24, 2002 in Holdenville at the age of 77.

He was born Nov. 28, 1925 in Coweta to Lewis and Martha Miller.

He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

Miller attended Bacone for a number of years before enlisting in the United States Navy on March 31, 1944.

He received an honorable discharge in January of 1946.

He married Elizabeth Joshua on May 30, 1946.

She preceded Miller in death on April 13, 2000.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Miller, Ben Tiger, Charlie Johnson; and two sisters, Mary Perryman and Joyce Miller.

He is survived by one son, Sam Miller of the home; one sister, Marie Crittenden; and one brother, George Miller of Coweta.

Pallbearers are Dean Perryman, Lewis Perryman, Lawrence Miller, Eugene Miller, Mike Berryhill and Lewis Miller.

Honorary pallbearers are Eugene Perryman, Robert Miller, Henry Perryman, Scott Miller and Lewis Haynes.

 

Bobby Mills

Funeral services for Seminole resident Bobby Lindberg Mills are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Doyle Long is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mills died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002 at Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 75.

He was born Feb. 25, 1927 in the Little Community to Rufus Melvin and Bertie Mae (Arnold) Mills.

He married Pauline L. (Martin) Wilcox on March 9, 2001 in Maud.

Mills was a retired superintendent of gasoline plant construction.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II as a seaman first class serving from Sept. 8, 1944 to June 13, 1946.

He received the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.

Mills was a member of Seminole City Lodge #467-AF and AM for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Betty Joan (Gilkey) Mills on Feb. 6, 1966 and Iris Lynn (Patrick) Mills in 1996; and an infant son, James Lynn Mills.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Dwight Mills of Seminole; two stepsons, Buster Wilcox and J.D. Wilcox, both of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Diane Meeks of Noble; two brothers, Claud Mills of Midland, Texas and Walter Mills of San Angelo, Texas; one sister, Edna Parrish of Seminole; six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Gene West, Melvin Underwood, Rex Mills, Buster Wilcox, J.D. Wilcox, and Jackie Meeks.

Honorary bearers are Donnie Stewart, Darrel Williams, Kenneth Parish, and Dean Walker.

Floyd Mills

Funeral services for Wewoka native Floyd Eugene Mills were held Saturday at Wayne United Methodist Church.

Rev. Joe Davis officiated.

Burial followed at Hopping Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mills died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 in Purcell at the age of 70.

He was born June 25, 1932 in Wewoka to William C. and Bessie Elizabeth Johnson Mills.

He worked in the oil fields for many years and at various other jobs throughout his life.

Mills moved to Wayne in the early 1970s and became active in Wayne United Methodist Church, where he played the organ for many years.

He was a regular member at the Wayne Senior Citizens Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mills is survived by many friends.

Pallbearers were Dale Arnold, Darryl Blessum, Jerry Smith, Ted Capps, Bob Fisher, and Reuel Leveridge.

Oleta Wade Minor

A memorial service for former Konawa resident Oleta Wade Minor is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Konawa Church of Christ.

Richard Winters will conduct the service, after which burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman.

Minor died Oct. 31, 2002, at her home in Norman at the age of 85.

She was born Aug. 13, 1917, at Atwood to Hurley and Jeanette McKinzie.

She grew up in Atwood and graduated high school there.

She attended College at East Central State Teachers College in Ada.

She worked in many retail businesses, including Khoury Furniture and Lumber, Beaver and Dunn Hardware, Haynes Hardware and Gibson’s Discount Store.

She had managed a clothing store and operated Wade Hardware in Konawa.

She served on numerous civic boards, including Pioneer Women’s Club of Konawa.

She was active in Konawa Church of Christ and the Southwest Church of Christ in Ada.

She moved to Norman in 1999 after the death of her second husband, Elmo Minor.

Her first husband, Nolan Wade died in Konawa on Jan. 24,1984.

Survivors include three sons, David of Tulsa, Denny of Healdton, and Dale of Norman; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, JD McCarty Center or Cancer for Kids Foundation.

 

Bobby ‘B.J.’ Minyard

Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Bobby Joe "B.J." Minyard are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Funeral Chapel in Shawnee.

Rev. Sam Hendry is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Minyard died Tuesday, May 14 at the age of 73.

He was born Sept. 1, 1928 in Dill City to Joe B. and Nora (Wallace) Minyard.

He attended Oklahoma Baptist University where he received a scholarship to play basketball.

Minyard worked over 30 years with National Life and Accident Insurance Company before retiring.

He later worked as a security guard at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech for eight years.

He retired from there to work with his wife in the arts and crafts business.

Minyard married Lou Ellen Marryman on Sept. 7, 1951 in Henryetta.

They recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Minyard was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Randy Minyard of Harrah; two daughters, Lori Minyard of Shawnee and Marilynn Benton of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, J.B. Minyard of Pampa, Texas; and two sisters, Florine Thomas of Henryette and Denola McWilliams of Dill City.

Eva Lee Moncrief

KONAWA – Graveside funeral services for former Konawa resident Eva Lee Moncrief are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Moncrief died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 in Tulsa at the age of 87.

She was born May 21, 1914 in Ada to Ned and Grace Johnson.

She was a 1933 graduate of Konawa High School.

Moncrief bought and sold antiques.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Moncrief and David Moncrief, both of Tulsa, and Stephen Moncrief of Hawaii; one sister, Madge McAnally of Konawa; and two granddaughters.

 

Patsy Monroe

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Patsy S. Monroe are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Rev. Charley Henthorn will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Monroe died Monday, March 4, 2002 at her home at the age of 68.

She was born to William Ewell Martin and Lois (Hatcher) Martin on Oct. 7, 1933 in Konawa.

She married Alvin Monroe on May 4, 1973 in Anadarko.

Monroe was a former secretary at Kerr Lab in Ada, and a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa, and was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Monroe was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James E. Martin; and one infant sister.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin Monroe, of the home; two sons, Frank Anthony Brundridge, Norman, and Alvin Dean Monroe, Jr., Stillwater; two step-sons, Nelson Monroe, Monroe, Wash., and Alan Monroe, Ft. Worth, Texas; one step-daughter, Rita Monroe, Edmond; one brother, J.W. "Dub" Martin, Alburn, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

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Alma Moon

Funeral services for Alma Ruth Stafford Moon are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Interment is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Moon died Tuesday, April 30 in Durant at the age of 60.

She was born April 12, 1942 in Holdenville to John and Juanita Hampton Stafford.

She was raised in Holdenville and Yeager and attended Yeager Schools.

Moon married William Kenneth Moon in Ada on March 19, 1964. They lived in Holdenville following their marriage.

He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1998.

Moon was also preceded in death by her mother and father; one brother, Dub Stafford; and two sisters, Wynona Rinkle and Marie Burkhart.

She is survived by three daughters, Shelly Bowman of Durant, and Shawnette Blaylock and Shannon Moon, both of Holdenville; one son, Stacy Moon of Shawnee; four brothers, Billy Stafford and Johnny Stafford, both of Oklahoma City, Jackie Stafford of Moore and Ronnie Stafford of Holdenville; two sisters, Virginia Smith of Wewoka and Barbara Deason of Moore; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Grant Stafford, Dewayne Cooper, Ronnie Dean Stafford, Ronald Wayne Wiseman, Terry Smith and Chad Smith.

E.B. Moore

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for E.B. Moore were held Sunday at Lindsay Methodist Church.

Moore died Thursday, July 25, 2002 at Mercy Hospital at the age of 87.

He was born April 4, 1915 in Holdenville.

He was a former band teacher at Wewoka.

Ray Moore

Funeral services for Ray Dean Moore are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. W.E. Cooper of First Baptist Church of Lima is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Moore died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 48.

He was born Aug. 8, 1953 in the Works Addition of Lima to Jonathan Moore and Ula Mae Hardeman.

He attended school at Lima Public Schools, where he graduated in 1971.

Moore was active in basketball during his school years.

He worked at Commercial Brick for four years. He also worked as a ranch hand for Marvin Osborne for 20 years.

He was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.

Moore was preceded in death by his mother and one brother.

He is survived by his father of Fresno, Calif.; one daughter, Dana Johnson of Shawnee; a special friend, Glenda Warrior of Wewoka; and two brothers, Glendale Price of Seminole and Jimmy Moore of Oklahoma City.

Rena Moreland

Funeral services for Wewoka’s oldest citizen, 102 year old Rena Moreland, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Reverends Larry Jones and Dwight Gonzales will officiate the services.

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

A lady whose life spanned three centuries and whose direct descendants number 134, passed over to meet her Lord while a resident of Elmwood Nursing Center, Wewoka, on Sunday, July 28, 2002, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and friends.

She was born Nov. 16, 1899 in Fayetteville, Ark. to Marion Franklin "Frank" Haning and Cleopatra Annie Bolyne Davis Haning.

Her family came in a covered wagon to Indian Territory in 1902 and settled in the Wewoka area.

Her parents were Charter Members of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church north of Wewoka, where she was baptized at the age of 9 and remained a lifelong member.

She attended Sams School and married J.W. "Bill" Moreland in 1916.

They lived here most of their married life with time spent in Kansas and California during the Depression and Dust Bowl years.

She and her husband raised their eight children and ran a farm and cattle business, which she continued to operate following Bill’s death in 1966.

Her family fondly remembers her driving the cattle truck during round-up; her delicious home-cooked meals; her love of travel; her beautiful poetry; and her care and concern for others, whether family or not.

She is survived by seven of her eight children, Jane and Clifton Houser, Wewoka, Lorene and Joe Romano, Missouri City, Texas, Marion and Jack Cain, Wilson, James and Betty Moreland, Abbeville, La., Leeta and Jay Drewry, Lafayette, La., Jackie and Patsy Moreland, Seminole, and Nelda Jo Martin, Sand Springs; 22 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 50great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; one daughter, Gussie Coleen at age 2 ½; her parents; and all of her siblings, A.A. Haning, W.J. Haning, Evie Brooks, Ollie Brooks, Cleo Malone, Opal Williams, and Lottie Nance.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Jerry Morphis

A memorial service for Jerry Morphis is set for Saturday at the Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Jim Freeman is set to officiate.

Morphis died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at his sister’s home in Wewoka at the age of 62.

He was born Nov. 3, 1939 to Ted and Ila Morphis.

He began his career at Thomas Electric in Wewoka and was a self-employed electrician for oil fields for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant brother, Wayne.

Morphis is survived by one son, Jerry Morphis Jr. of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Gay Lemons of Kansas City, Mo. and Kristen Hunphries of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Audrey Miller of Blackwell, Darlene Julian and Barbara Shackelford, both of Wewoka, and Sue Larney of Holdenville; two brothers, Herban Morphis of Wewoka and Alan Morphis of Newton, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jane Burkhart Morrow

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Jane Burkhart Morrow are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Ocker Memorial Chapel, 700 Jefferson, Van Buren, Ark.

Burial will follow at Shamrock Cemetery near Cove City, Ark., under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Morrow died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, in an Arkansas hospital.

She was born Sept. 7, 1952, in Seminole, to Oather James "OJ" and Alpha Lorene (Vaughn) Burkhart.

She attended Seminole County schools before moving to Arkansas.

She was a former licensed practical nurse and a homemaker, as well as a longtime member of Shamrock Community Church.

She married Gary Morrow 33 years ago; he survives her of the home in Cedarville.

She is also survived by one daughter, Lynn Shelly, Cedarville; one son, Gary Morrow II, Natural Dam, Ark.; three sisters, Sue Perryman, Shawnee, Louise Burkhart, Cedarville, and Rita Grisham, Seminole; and three grandchildren, Brandon, Bryan and Lucy Jane Shelly, all of Cedarville.

Morrow was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Pallbearers will include Ronny Jordan, Roger Jordan, Mark Kattich, Greg Shelly, Brandon Shelly and Gary Morton II.

 

Lonnie Mullinax

Wewoka resident Lonnie Joe Mullinax died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at the Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 73.

No services are scheduled.

He was born to Joseph Mullinax and Rebecca (Brumlow) Mullinax on Jan. 2, 1929 in Holdenville, they both preceded him in death.

Mullinax married Joyce Edmunds on June 12, 1949 in Holdenville.

He was a retired insurance salesman, and a veteran of the Korean War.

Mullinax is survived by his wife, Joyce (Edmunds) Mullinax; one son, Larry Mullinax, Norman; one daughter, Linda O'Donnell, Bixby; and three grandchildren.

Betty Jo Myatt

Funeral services for Betty Jo Myatt are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wesley Martin is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow in Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Myatt died Sunday, July 21, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 76.

She was a longtime Konawa area resident.

She was born Jan. 4, 1926 in Konawa to Delmar Grant Irby and Clio Gladys (Bowerman).

Myatt married James Andrew Tillman II in 1945 in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death in 1952.

She married Carl Myatt in 1957 in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1997.

She owned and operated Jo’s Café, The Sweet Shop, and The Steak House, all in Maud.

Myatt was a member of First Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one stepson; one stepdaughter; one great-grandson; one brother; and one sister.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Waldron of Konawa and Margaret Tillman of Newalla; four sons, James Andrew Tillman III of Fayetteville, Ga., Joseph Daniel Hope-Tillman of Olathe, Kan., Donald Tillman of Lawton, and Eddie Tillman of Konawa; one stepdaughter, Shirley Adkins of Chickasha and one stepson, Ed Myatt of Konawa; two brothers, Jesse Irby of Warr Acres and David Irby of Blanchard; four sisters, Beverly Towley of Ralls, Texas, Patricia McGuire of Bristow, and Sandra Atkinson and Lynda McCraw, both of Konawa; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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Elmer B. Myrick

DEL CITY – Funeral services for Elmer B. Myrick were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Sooner Road Baptist Church.

Burial was to follow in Sunnylane Cemetery under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home.

Myrick died Saturday, May 25, 2002 in Midwest City at the age of 73.

He was born May 2, 1929 in Milo to John and Geneva (Brown) Myrick.

He attended school at Bowlegs High School.

Myrick was employed with Tinker Air Force Base for 42 years before retiring in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Pauline (Myrick) Beach.

He is survived by his mother; his wife, Benita; one daughter, Cathy; one son, Michael; three brothers, Dick Myrick and Deairl Myrick, both of Seminole, and Johnny Myrick of Oklahoma City.

Edith (Rhodd) Nave

Funeral services for Edith Fustana (Rhodd) Nave are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Father Mathew Brown, O.S.B., is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nave died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at her home southwest of Maud at the age of 88.

She was born Jan. 12, 1914 in Sacred Heart to John Baptist and Adeline (Thrope) Rhodd.

She married Hooley Allen Nave on March 2, 1938 in Tulsa.

He preceded Nave in death on Jan. 16, 1995.

She was a homemaker, and worked for a tire company for 15 years and in aeronautics for 10 years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Alter Society, and the Sacred Heart Potawatomi Organization.

Nave was also a member of the Potawatomi, Sac and Fox, and Kickapoo Tribes.

She was enrolled as Citizen Potawatomi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and one sister, Zoe Hazel Williamson.

Nave is survived by one son, Allison Hooley Nave of Maud; three daughters, Carole Patricia Nave of Washington, and Marie Nave Tredway and Arlene Rosette Nave Bush, both of Maud; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank E. Rhodd of Konawa; five sisters, Viola Rhodd Allen of Asher, Eva Rhodd Jordan and Johnnie mae Rhodd Tallbear, both of St. Louis, and Cleda Rhodd Curley and Charlotee Rhodd Anderson, both of Maud.

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Helen Nease

Funeral services for Helen Elizabeth Nease, sister of Konawa resident Lawrence Hinman, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Crossings Community Church, located at 14600 North Portland in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Steve Seaton will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary North of Oklahoma City.

Nease died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 78.

She was born to Jessie E. Higgins and Wilbur Hinman on Sept. 6, 1923 in Henryetta.

Nease married Karl Winford on July 3, 1980 in Bridgeview, and the couple made their home in Shawnee for the past 36 years.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Baptist Church in Shawnee, and the Order of Eastern Star.

Nease is survived by her husband, Karl, of the home; two sons, David McCormick, Juneau, Ark., and Gene W. McCormick, Tulsa; four daughters, Beverly Coon, Edmond, Valerie McCormick, Juneau, Ark., Lynda Sibel, Oklahoma City, and Jamie Nease, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one brother, Lawrence Hinman, Konawa; three sisters, Verna Thronbrough, Ruth Phenix, and Lynda Johnston; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Helen Nease

Funeral services for former Seminole resident and business owner Helen Elizabeth Nease, were held today at the Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Steve Seaton officiated the services.

Burial followed at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary of Oklahoma City.

Helen passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2002.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1923 in Henryetta, and was the eldest of 11 children born to Wilbur and Jessie Hinman.

She graduated from Mountain View High School, east of Seminole, where she was valedictorian of the 1942 graduating class.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Helen was an active member of the girl’s basketball team and the Mountain View High School band.

She attended college at the University of Tulsa before beginning work at Douglas Aircraft during World War II.

Helen married Eugene R. McCormick on Sept. 11, 1948, and spent many of her early married years in San Bernadino, Calif.

In 1966, she and her family returned to the Shawnee area where she has resided for the past 36 years.

In addition to being a homemaker for her five children, Helen also worked in the floral industry for a number of years.

She was the owner and operator of Parkview Florist in Seminole before retiring in the mid-1980’s.

In 1979, Helen became reacquainted with Karl W. Nease with whom she has corresponded and became friends with during his service in the U.S. Navy.

On July 3, 1980, Helen and Karl were married at Bridgeview on Lake Texoma.

They enjoyed 22 years of friendship, love, and marriage before her death.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Jessie Hinman; brothers Jack, Dean, Leon,Ted, and Marshall Hinman; and one sister, Margaret Hinman.

She is survived by her husband, Karl Nease, of the home; two sons, Dr. Eugene W. McCormick and wife Bonnie, Tulsa, and David O. McCormick, Juneau, Alaska.; three daughters, Beverly Coon and Husband Bryan, Edmond, Valerie J. McCormick, Juneau, Alaska, and Jamie L. Nease, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Grandchildren include Corey McCormick, Wendy McCormick and Dr. Randy McCormick, Tulsa, Brian Shawn, Shawnee, Brandon and Brittany Coon, Edmond, Jeremy, Emily, and Jacob Langkiet, Juneau, Alaska, Joe and Christine Nease, Albuquerque, N.M., and Cory and Megan Nettles of Yukon.

Helen is also survived by stepchildren K.O. Nease and his wife Toni of Arizona, Joe Nease of Florida; and siblings Lawrence Hinman, Konawa, Verna Thornbrugh, Madill, Ruth Phenix, Edmond, and Lynda Johnston, Houston, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Helen will be remembered for her love of family and friends, sense of humor, and devotion to her Christian faith.

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Wilma Neil

Funeral services for Wilma Jewell Neil are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Mike Kirby is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Neil died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka at the age of 82.

She was born Jan. 4, 1919 in Seminole County to U.S. Allen and Ida Lena Ladd.

She spent all of her life in Seminole County.

Neil was employed at Lillian Russell Company, Big Yank and was a domestic housekeeper for the Christ and Morgan families in Wewoka.

She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church.

She married Albert Paul Neil Dec. 24, 1951 in Little Rock, Ark.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1997.

Neil is survived by two daughters, Annette Escue of Ada and Judy Higgins of St. Regis, Mont.; two sisters, Ruby Sharum of Orange, Calif. and Alice Carter of Salem, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

C. Lee Nelson

MAUMEE, OHIO – Funeral services for Wewoka native C. Lee Nelson were scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Burial will follow at a later date in Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary.

Nelson died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 in Medical College of Ohio at the age of 68.

He was born Jan. 1, 1934 in Wewoka to Roy and Jewell Nelson.

He was a 1952 graduate of Wewoka where he lettered in football, baseball, track.

Nelson also wrestled.

He continued his football career while attending Tulsa University and East Central State.

He also attended the Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Huston and the Industrial Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Nelson was presented the Key Man Award by the Hugo Jaycees and was a member of the Economic Development Commission in Oklahoma.

In 1961, he was honored as one of 40 men picked from throughout the country to attend the first industrial development institute.

His working career began in Hugo where he manager of the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce.

Nelson was also general manager of Industrial Development, Inc., a division of Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce in Texas.

He then served as executive vice president of the Orange, Texas Chamber of Commerce, as well in Odessa, Texas.

His first position with Owens, Illinois in Toledo was as manager of public affairs-forest products division, which was then followed by regional director of public affairs.

As Nelson advanced in the company, he was named director of public affairs, administrative assistant to the executive office and retired as vice-president and director of public affairs.

He was a member of the Social Lodge #217 F&AM in Lena, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toldeo, Zenobia Temple and the Temple Guard, and Royal Order of Jesters Toledo Court #21.

He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where he served, at the age of 25 in Hugo, as the youngest Exalted Ruler of any lodge in the United States.

Nelson was also a member of BPOE #53 and National Order of Turtles, Pond #1, in Toledo.

He also was a member of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, the Public Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the National Society of State Legislators and the Government Relations Committee of the Glass Packaging Institute.

He previously served on the Board of the Toledo Mud Hens and was vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medical College of Ohio and Chairman of its hospital committee.

Nelson was also a past president of the Toledo Press Club.

He was listed in the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce publication, "Outstanding Young Men in America."

He also he been listed in "Outstanding Personalities in the South," "Outstanding Texas," "Personalities of the West and Midwest," and was named "Outstanding Young Man of 1965" by the Orange Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Nelson was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Carol Lee Gilmore Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Janet Castillo, Brent Nelson and Cindy Hill; sisters, Helen McLain and Juanita Brand; one brother, Virgil Nelson; step-children, Debra Calevro, Keith Widener and Kevin Widener; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Scholarship Fund, or Shriner’s Children’s Burn Unit.

C. Lee Nelson

MAUMEE, OHIO – Funeral services for Wewoka native C. Lee Nelson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Burial will follow at a later date in Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary.

Nelson died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 in Medical College of Ohio at the age of 68.

He was born Jan. 1, 1934 in Wewoka to Roy and Jewell Nelson.

He was a 1952 graduate of Wewoka where he lettered in football, baseball, track.

Nelson also wrestled.

He continued his football career while attending Tulsa University and East Central State.

He also attended the Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Huston and the Industrial Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Nelson was presented the Key Man Award by the Hugo Jaycees and was a member of the Economic Development Commission in Oklahoma.

In 1961, he was honored as one of 40 men picked from throughout the country to attend the first industrial development institute.

His working career began in Hugo where he manager of the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce.

Nelson was also general manager of Industrial Development, Inc., a division of Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce in Texas.

He then served as executive vice president of the Orange, Texas Chamber of Commerce, as well in Odessa, Texas.

His first position with Owens, Illinois in Toledo was as manager of public affairs-forest products division, which was then followed by regional director of public affairs.

As Nelson advanced in the company, he was named director of public affairs, administrative assistant to the executive office and retired as vice-president and director of public affairs.

He was a member of the Social Lodge #217 F&AM in Lena, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toldeo, Zenobia Temple and the Temple Guard, and Royal Order of Jesters Toledo Court #21.

He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where he served, at the age of 25 in Hugo, as the youngest Exalted Ruler of any lodge in the United States.

Nelson was also a member of BPOE #53 and National Order of Turtles, Pond #1, in Toledo.

He also was a member of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, the Public Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the National Society of State Legislators and the Government Relations Committee of the Glass Packaging Institute.

He previously served on the Board of the Toledo Mud Hens and was vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medical College of Ohio and Chairman of its hospital committee.

Nelson was also a past president of the Toledo Press Club.

He was listed in the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce publication, "Outstanding Young Men in America."

He also he been listed in "Outstanding Personalities in the South," "Outstanding Texas," "Personalities of the West and Midwest," and was named "Outstanding Young Man of 1965" by the Orange Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Nelson was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Carol Lee Gilmore Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Janet Castillo, Brent Nelson and Cindy Hill; sisters, Helen McLain and Juanita Brand; one brother, Virgil Nelson; step-children, Debra Calevro, Keith Widener and Kevin Widener; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Scholarship Fund, or Shriner’s Children’s Burn Unit.

Robert Nero

WETUMKA – Funeral services for Robert L. Nero, the brother of a Konawa resident, are scheduled for Friday at the First Baptist Church North.

Rev. Famous Cochran is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in the Wisner Cemetery near Wetumka under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

Nero died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Rainbow Terrace in Weleetka at the age of 80.

He was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Wetumka to Abraham Lincoln and Irene Carolina Nero.

He was raised in the Wetumka area where he attended the Wisner Chapel School.

In 1951, Nero moved to Flagstaff, Ariz. where he lived for ten years before returning to Wetumka.

He then moved to Oklahoma City and became employed by Cato Oil Company, which later became part of the Kerr-McGee Corporation.

He retired from Kerr-McGee.

Due to failing health, Nero turned to his home town of Wetumka in 1989.

He was a member of the Often Grove Baptist Church near Wetumka.

He was later baptized and became a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Konawa under the leadership of Rev. Famous Cochran.

Nero was preceded in death by four sisters, Lorita Samuel, Geneva Bruner, Gertrude Crooks and Sylvia Edwards; two brothers, Rev. Harvey Ishmel and Clifford Ishmel; his parents; and his stepfather, Sam Ishmel.

He is survived by two sisters, JoAnn Baker of Wetumka and Georgia Cochran of Konawa.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.

 

Eddie Noah

A memorial service for Wewoka native Eddie M. Noah was held Monday at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, Neb.

Doug Arnold of the Church of Christ of Wanette officiated.

Noah was born Nov. 24, 1930 to Coleman and Mary Etta (Strickland) Noah in Wewoka.

He attended Wewoka Schools and was a member of the Boy Scouts.

He worked for several years at Roberts Drug.

Noah married Margaret Yeager in Holdenville on May 4, 1948.

The couple lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska, where he worked in the oil fields.

He retired from Antelope Energy in Kimball.

Noah was a member of the Church of Christ in Sidney, Neb.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shriners.

He served as a Boy Scout leader for several years and as an Explorer Post leader.

Noah is survived by his wife of Kimball, Neb.; two daughters, Maurice Owens of Sterling, Colo. and Marcia Hettinger of Mitchell, Neb.; one son, Mike Noah of Kimball, Neb.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jessie Noah.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Joseph ‘Hippie’ Nobert

Funeral services for Joseph Allen "Hippie" Nobert are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Nobert died Saturday, April 13, 2002 in Lincoln County at the age of 20.

He was born March 15, 1982 in Shawnee to Earl Joseph and Pamela Denise (Hill) Nobert.

He attended school in Strother and Earlsboro.

Nobert worked as a roofer and framer for various contractors in the area.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He is survived by one daughter, Sailor Rae Blue Nobert; his parents of Earlsboro; three brothers, William Michael Alldredge of Seminole, Donald Ray Alldredge of Meeker, and Jeffrey Aaron Nobert of Earlsboro.

A fund to cover burial expenses has been set up. Contributions to the Joseph Nobert Fund may be made at any BancFirst.

James L. Norman

Funeral services for Konawa resident James L. Norman were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Norman died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 at Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge, Ga. at the age of 60.

He was born June 23, 1942 in McAlester to Jesse James and Vada (Merriman) Norman.

He married Marie Opolka on Nov. 25, 1961 in Ventura, Calif.

Norman was a self-employed truck driver.

He moved from California back to Seminole County in March of 1982.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse J. Norman; a brother, Bill Norman; a grandson, Ryan Norman; and a daughter, Katy Norman.

Norman is survived by his mother, Vada Norman of Seminole; his wife, Marie Norman of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Paul Reeves of Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Denise Norman of Konawa; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sylvia and Doyle Wall of Corona, Calif., Carolyn and David Bellini of Kingman, Ariz., and Linda and Bob Monroe of Corona, Calif.; grandchildren, Joshua and Yvette Norman of Cushing, Paul Norman of Seminole, Amanda Norman of Bowlegs, and Jacob and Shaylie Norman of Konawa; and one great-grandson, Dakota Norman.

Casket bearers were R.C. Norman, Lonnie Norman, Jack Bounds, Kenny Elliott, Gary Elliott, and Darrell Elliott.

Honorary bearers are Mark Norman, Donnie Elliott, Nolan Norman, and Charles Norman.

Thelma V. Norman

Funeral services for Thelma V. Norman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa.

Rev. Mitch Williams and Rev. James Williams are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Norman died Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma Center at the age of 76.

She was a lifelong Konawa resident. She was born Nov. 9, 1925 in Konawa to Oscar and Lula Mandy (Heard) Hankins.

She married David Crockett Freeman on Jan. 1, 1941 in Tecumseh.

He preceded her in death on June 14, 1964.

Norman later married Ray Norman on Nov. 24, 1971 in Shawnee.

He preceded her in death on July 6, 1998.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Konawa.

Norman was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; four sisters, Dessie Bailey, Effie Blackwood, Clessie Hankins, and Pearl Hankins; one brother, Curtis Hankins; one granddaughter, Sherry Freeman; one grandson, Russell Merriman; and one great-grandson, Billy Joe Sample.

She is survived by three sons, David C. Freeman of Palm Springs, Calif., and Gary Freeman and Danny Freeman, both of Konawa; three daughters, Mildred Motley of Kingfisher, Marie Deffenbaugh of Mineral Wells, Texas, and Julia Merriman of Konawa; three sisters, Opal Head of Konawa, Agnes Mocabee of Pea Ridge, Ark., and Bertha Gordon of Miami; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons and nephews will serve as casket bearers.

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John Novotny

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident John Novotny are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2002 at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Novotny went to be with his heavenly Father Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the age of 59.

He was born on May 22, 1942 in Prague to Charlie Novotny and Jewel (Jonata) Novotny.

He graduated from Paden High School in 1961 where he held the longtime record of pole vault and long jump.

Novotny was a self-employed cement contractor for over 30 years.

He was known in Seminole and several surrounding counties as the best "Cement Contractor Around."

His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, gardening, and dancing.

He won many special trophies as a worthy competitor, especially in bow hunting.

He was a great outdoors man.

Throughout his years he had many friends he went hunting and fishing with.

He loved to drive his 1961 antique Ford tractor.

He grew a large garden each year and would always give fresh vegetables to many friends.

He loved to go dancing with his wife, Phyllis.

Novotny was also known for his tremendous strength, courage, and his kind and gentle ways.

He was a good man.

Novotny was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy for many years at the National Shrine of the Infant Jesus in Prague.

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

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Phyllis Sherwin of the home.

He is also survived by five sisters and three brothers, Dorothy and George Kroos and Jane and Jim McGill of Prague, Louise and Raz Wilkerson and Jean and Lester Quary of Meeker, Nancy and Tony Cagle of Shawnee, Frank and Doris Novotny of Prague, Jim Novotny and Don Novotny, both of Seminole.

He is survived by 19 niece and nephews and their families.

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Madelaine Nuckolls

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Madelaine Rose Kuckolls are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Wayne Taylor will officiate the services.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, and will be under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nuckolls died Wednesday May 22, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 79.

She was born to Ali Gattolliat and Maria (Vasseur) Gattolliat on June 26, 1922 in Lac Le Biche, Alberta, Canada.

She married John Winston Nuckolls on Oct. 3, 1947 in San Rafael, Calif.

Nuckolls was a homemaker, and moved to Maud from Midwest City in 1967.

She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Maud, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Air Force Women’s Auxiliary, and she delivered Meals on Wheels for Project Heart in Maud.

Nuckolls was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Johnny Ross Nuckolls.

She is survived by her husband, John, of the home; three sons, Martin Nuckolls and Henry Nuckolls, both of Irving, Texas, and George Nuckolls, Seminole; one sister, Carmon Maki, Rochester, Alberta, Canada; one brother, Roland Gattolliat, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Hazel (Thompson) O’Neal

Graveside funeral services for Hazel D. (Thompson) O’Neal are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Chris Stinnett is set to officiate.

The service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

O’Neal died Friday, May 17, 2002 at Unity Health Center North at the age of 88.

She was born Jan. 24, 1914 in Osage to Silas Williard and Lavada (Smith) Thompson.

She married Delmer F. O’Neal on May 5, 1932 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1993.

O’Neal was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one daughter, Delma McCown of Shawnee; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Fleeta Noble of Tulsa.

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Evelyn O’Neal

Funeral services for Evelyn O’Neal, mother of Seminole resident John O’Neal, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Rev. Kirsten Davis and Pastor Marion Hadsell officiated the services.

Burial followed at the Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

O’Neal died Saturday, April 20, 2002 in Tecumseh at the age of 75.

She was born to Loyd W. and Velcie (Cagle) Roberts on Feb. 17, 1927 in Ashland.

O’Neal grew up on her parent’s farm in Bethel, and attended Tecumseh High School where she graduated in 1945.

On April 14, 1946, she married Jimmie O’Neal and the couple resided in Tecumseh.

O’Neal worked for Gibson’s in Shawnee for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmie, on May 18, 2000; and one sister, Alene Bowlby.

O’Neal is survived by her son, John O’Neal, Seminole; two brothers, Loyd Roberts, and Leroy Roberts, both of Shawnee; and three grandchildren.

 

Dolores Orr

Funeral services for Dolores Celestine Orr are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Doug Arnold is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Orr died Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 87.

She was born Sept. 17, 1914 to John Walter and Emma Mariana (Abel) Tucker.

She graduated from Butner High School in 1931.

Following graduation, Orr attended and completed her degree at Draughn’s Business School.

She was a member of the Butner Baptist Church.

She lived her entire life in the Butner community, Wewoka and Seminole areas.

Orr operated her own grocery store in Butner for about 10 years.

She later worked at Jackson’s Grocery Store and M&P Grocery Store in Wewoka.

She was named a "Salesperson of the Week" by the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce in 1970.

Orr hosted Halloween parties in the Butner community.

She married Burl Henley in 1934. He preceded her in death.

She married Virgil Orr on April 30, 1955 in Shawnee.

Orr was also preceded in death by one sister, Jewell Dyer and one brother, Orval Eugene Tucker.

She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Donald Henley of Antlers and Jim Henley of Blackwell; four stepchildren, Janice Orr of Sand Springs, Victor Orr of Choctaw, Don Orr of Wewoka, and Ronald Orr of Tulsa; three grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Johnnie Orr, Keith Henley, Mike Henley, Ernest Moore, Sonny Miller, and "Ham" Wright.

James E. Orrell

Funeral services for James E. Orrell are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Harvey Road Baptist Church.

Rev. Robert Hightower is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Orrell died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 57.

He was born Sept. 30, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tenn. to Everett and Estelle (Burson) Orrell.

He married Vera Jean (Hoskison) on July 12, 1992 in Seminole.

Orrell was a retired truck driver.

He attended Harvey Road Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Orrell is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, James Orrell of Seminole and Brian Orrell of Hot Springs, Ark.; three daughters, Sherri Cruz and Lisa Mejia, both of Hot Springs, Ark. and Melinda Diaz of Danville, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Olivia Webster of Seminole; one sister, Dora Lee Hughes of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and 12 grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Brandon Heaton, Hobbie Romine, Eric Hilton, Tim Porter, Patrick Campbell and David Heaton.

Honorary bearers are Bill Lewis, Jerry McClellan, Jerry McGehee, James Hughes and Tom Morton.

 

Marcelline Overstreet

Marcelline "Marcy" Teresa Overstreet, aged 35, died May 20, 2002 at the Providence campus of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, after courageously battling a rare lipid disorder and resultant coronary artery disease.

Overstreet was born to Roy and Pauline Overstreet on March 23, 1967, in Seattle.

She was well traveled, spending her early childhood in Seattle, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Gaithersburg, Md.

In 1985, she graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo.

Overstreet attended Colorado State University at Fort Collins, but returned to Seattle following the circuitous trail of her parents and siblings.

She graduated from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, earning both Bachelors and Masters Degrees.

From an early age, Overstreet knew she was destined to live a short life and she loved and lived with vigor, family members said.

She is survived by her father and mother; her sister Frederica Overstreet of Seattle, Wash.; and her brother Roy Overstreet, II of Bellingham, Wash.

During her career as a social worker, she was employed at Evergreen Treatment Center, and most recently at Western State Hospital at Steilacoom, Washington.

She was loved by many among all walks of life. Her courage, sense of adventure and dedication to others were peerless. Her loss is greatly mourned.

A memorial service was held in the chapel of the Providence campus of Swedish Hospital on Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m.

A mass of the Christian Rite of Burial will be said at Saint Stephen Catholic Church in Holdenville on June 3, 2002.

 

Sandra Parris

Graveside funeral services for Sandra Lee Parris were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Parris died Saturday, May 18, 2002 at The Lakes Nursing Home in Oklahoma City at the age of 83.

She was born Dec. 24, 1918 in Wewoka to Harry and Mattie (Young) Burnell.

She married Jesse Brady Parris on April 6, 1945 in the Methodist Church in Wewoka.

Parris was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Street Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

She was the 1996 Senior Citizen Domino Champion and attended Heritage House activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Oct. 7, 1995; and one son, Tommy Parris on Nov. 20, 1989.

Parris is survived by one daughter, Jana Lockwood of Oklahoma City and one brother, Gene Burrell of Wewoka.

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Ruth (Kerr) Parrish

MAUD -- Graveside funeral services for Ruth (Kerr) Parrish are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Cummings Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate; burial will be under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Parrish died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Valley View Hospital, Ada. She was 79 years old.

She was born May 12, 1923, in Ada, to Robert Terry and Ollie V. (Hill) Kerr.

She was a former Maud resident and a homemaker.

She was a registered nurse, working at hospitals in Ardmore and Holdenville before her retirement in 1984.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She married Leroy J. Parrish on June 6, 1956, in Shawnee; he died Feb. 13, 2001.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, and one son, Jay Scott, in 1957.

Survivors include one daughter, Carole VanMeter, Ada; one sister, Helen Roy, Georgetown, Texas; and two grandchildren.

 

Roy Payne

Funeral services for Roy Levi Payne are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Pastor Robert Teel is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Payne died Friday, April 19, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 78.

He was a lifelong Konawa resident, born April 19, 1924 in Konawa to Randolph and Maudie (Skiver) Payne.

He married Ozie Brashier on May 26, 1943 in Konawa.

Payne was a social worker at the Tucker Nursing Home in Konawa until his retirement.

He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brohters.

Payne is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Kenneth Payne of Konawa; one daughter, Linda Brock of Stratford; seven grandchldren; and one brother, Rudolph Payne of Oregon.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons, May Payne, Mitchell Payne, Monty Payne, Bryant Thomas, Duane Brock , Tony Brock and Roy Brock.

Billie Pennock

Funeral services for Billie Ruth Pennock, the mother of Seminole resident Billy Tiger Jr., are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Sandy Harjo, Wayne Wilson, and Victor Cope are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Wakolee Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Pennock died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 51.

She was born Aug. 23, 1951 in Clinton to Bill and Genevieve (Meeks) Pennock.

She married Bill Tiger in 1973.

Pennock was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by two children, Billy Tiger Jr. of Seminole and Crystal Tiger of Shawnee; two grandsons; three sisters, Barbara Pennock and Laura Jean Pennock, both of Shawnee, and Patty Ann Harjo of Seminole; and three brothers, Robert Pennock of Shawnee Mission, Kan., William and Donna Pennock of Cushing, and Richard Pennock of Stroud.

Christopher Permetter

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Christopher Wayne Permetter are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Pastor Brian Payne will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Permetter died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at Unity Health Center-South, at the age of 21.

He was born to John Earl Permetter, Sr. and Marilyn Slagle on March 27, 1980 in Watonga.

Permetter was a 1999 graduate of Earlsboro High School, who loved watching wrestling, basketball, football and could draw very well.

One brother, Tommy Slagle, preceded him in death.

Permetter is survived by his parents, of the home; two sisters, Stacie Permetter, Earlsboro, and Beverly Cooks, Macomb; four brothers, John Earl Permetter, Jr., Earlsboro, Tarron Permetter, Earlsboro, Gary Permetter, Shawnee, and Randy Talton, Shawnee; two grandmothers, Peggy Lindsey, and Rosa Lee Permetter, both of Earlsboro; and one niece.

 

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Edward Taylor

Graveside services for Seminole resident Edward Elwood Taylor are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Taylor died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 at Mercy Health Center at the age of 57.

He was born to Willy Taylor and Suzie (McCormick) Taylor on March 14, 1945 in Lansing N.C.

Taylor moved to Seminole 15 years ago from Ada, and was a retired employee of Trader Mills.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Taylor is survived by one son, Danny Taylor, Chicago, Ill.; one step-son, Tony Vasquez, Ada; two daughters, Diana Taylor and Ashley Taylor, both of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Herman Taylor, Highpoint, N.C. and Harley Taylor, Lansing, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Ann Baldwin, Wost Jefferson, N.C. and Wilma Loe Cowan, Cumpler, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Goldie Phillips

Funeral services for Goldie Mae Phillips are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Mitch Williams and Richard Winters are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Phillips died Friday, June 7, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 91.

She was born in Sasakwa on May 8, 1911 to Thomas and Mamie (Miller) Scroggins.

She married Hubert Raymond Phillips on Sept. 8, 1927 in Konawa. He preceded her in death.

Phillips was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Marlin Edward Phillips; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Faye Minter of Swanton, Oho; three sons, Raymond "Buck" Phillips of Ada and V.H. "Bill" Phillips and Hubert N. Phillips Jr. of Konawa; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Etta Howard of Holdenville.

Casket bearers are Harold Kinder, Harold Raper, Leo Lane, Junior Price, Orville Isaacs, and Herb Walker.

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Former Countian to Be
Buried at Arlington
National Cemetery

Former Cromwell-area resident Earnest Lavine "Ernie" Pitts will be buried later this month at Arlington National Cemetery.

Pitts qualifies for the honor because of his distinguished war record, which includes five Purple Hearts.

He died Sept. 25 in Oklahoma City.

Honorary memorial services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at Arlington Cemetery in Washington, DC.

A memorial service was also held earlier, Sept. 28, at Draper Park Christian Church in Oklahoma City, under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home in Moore.

Pitts was born June 5, 1925, in Okemah to Earnest A. and Emma (Carroll) Pitts.

He graduated from Excelsior High School, at that time near Cromwell and Struggleville.

He joined the US Army and served in World War II during the Normandy Campaign, the Northern France Campaign and the Germany Campaign.

He was awarded the Bronze Battle Star during each campaign, the Good Conduct medal, five Purple Hearts with clusters, Combat infantry badge, European Theater ribbon, Presidential Award and First Scout Out.

He was honorably discharged at age 20 with 100 percent disability.

Six years later, he owned and operated two south Oklahoma City service stations and auto mechanic garages with his two sons.

He worked for Gilardi’s Pizza for a time, then, after attempting retirement, he went to work for Wetherbee Electric, where he finally retired June 7.

He was a member of the Full Gospel Church, the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Danny Kevin Pitts; brother Fred Pitts; sisters, Gladys Jackson, Lavada Love and Lee Powers.

Surivors include his wife, Dee, of the home; one son, Roger Dennis Pitts, Edmond; a stepson, Jeff Harris, Oklahoma City; one stepdaughter, Kelly McCrink, Berlin, NJ; sisters Mae (Tyson) Montgomery of Pauls Valley, Nora Roseberry, Etters, Pa., and Wilma Claxton, Norman; one brother, Bob Pitts, Noble; five grandchildren, three stepgrandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Legion, DAV or the Human Society.

 

Mary Pitts

MIDWEST CITY – Graveside funeral services for Maud native Mary Joseph Sparkman Pitts are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Arlington Memory Gardens.

Services are under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Northeast.

Pitts died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the age of 81.

She was born Aug. 19, 1920 in Maud to Bert and Cora Sparkman.

She married Clarence Pitts on Sept. 8, 1941.

Pitts retired from Western Electric in 1981.

She is survived by her daughters, Kay Scotten, Nancy Graham, Paula Bryen, Gale Christopher, and Anita Pitts; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Sparkman; and one sister, Sadie Brasch.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her siblings, Vera, Velma, and Augusta.

Harold ‘Ronnie’ Plumlee

Funeral services for Harold "Ronnie" Plumlee were scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Steve Cline was set to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Midlawn Cemetery in Union, Mo. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Plumlee died Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 61.

He was born Sept. 19, 1940 in Seminole to Charles and Lillian (Willis) Plumlee.

He married Patricia J. (Chase) on Aug. 14, 1965 in Seminole.

Plumlee was a retired leadman for Phillips 66 Pipeline.

He was veteran of the United States Army.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Plumlee graduated from New Lima High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Shirley Plumlee; and an infant grandson, Brandon Lee Plumlee in 1998.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Brent Wayne Plumlee of Union, Mo.; one brother, Melvin Plumlee of Seminole; two sisters, Charlene Wilson of Moore and Beth Self of Seminole; and three grandchildren.

Bonnie Poe

Funeral services for Bonnie (Adams) Poe are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. James Shiflett and Rev. Bill Snyder are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Poe died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002 at her home at the age of 57.

She was born Nov. 21, 1944 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to George Ulan and Irene Marie (Ervin) Adams.

She married Donald Poe on June 21, 1963 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Poe was co-pastor of Seminole Foursquare Church along with her husband.

She was also a homemaker and worked for an information handling service in Denver, Colo.

She was a member of Seminole Foursquare Church.

Poe was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of the home; one son, Kevin Poe of Carrollton, Texas; one daughter, Karla Sibayan of Denver, Colo.; three brothers, Jim Adams of Phoenix, Ariz., Bill Adams of Jackson, Mo., and Terry Adams of Wickenburg; and six grandchildren.

Pall bearers are Joshua Sibayan, Brandon Poe, Donnald West, Anthony West, and Adam West.

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Ivan Pokrefky

Graveside services for Seminole resident Ivan Charles Pokrefky were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery.

The services are under the direction of Bill Eisenhower Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Pokrefky died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 at the age of 69.

He was to John Pokrefky and Mildred (Umlar) Pokrefky on Oct. 5, 1932 in Detroit, Mich.

Pokrefky married Bertha Heffley on Jun 21, 1994 in Fort Smith, Ark.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Seminole.

Pokrefky was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha, of the home; one son, Dale Sanders, Lawton; four daughters, Tammy Howard, Seminole; Lisa Weems and LeAnn Sanders, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Louise Mankus, Indiana; one brother, Melvin Pokrefky, Michigan; and eight grandchildren.

Elmer Pompey Sr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Elmer Pompey, Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Brother Emmett Elbert will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, west of Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Pompey died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home at the age of 81, following his hospitalization at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born to Cevus Pompey and Ann Mae Barkus on Sept. 11, 1920 in Little River.

Pompey was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and fought as a gunner in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and Philippine Liberation, being awarded two bronze stars for his participation.

He was a successful entrepreneur following the war, living in the Los Angeles area, where he owned and operated a shoeshine shop and fast food restaurant until he returned to Oklahoma in 1974.

Pompey was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Melton Pompey.

He is survived by one son, Elmer Pompey Jr., Wewoka; and two sisters, Lola Mae Pompey, and Stella Mae Pompey

 

Jim Poole

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jim Warren Poole are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Revs. Dan Anderson and Winford Lowe will officiate.

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

Poole died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born to Albert L. Poole and Walsie Lou Belford Poole on March 30, 1920 in Placious, Texas.

Poole graduated from old Butner School in 1938, and married Lucille Bray on April 12, 1938 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

He farmed in Seminole County and later worked as a dozer operator for Vic Fronterhouse.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Poole returned home and worked in the bull pasture and for Continental Oil Company until 1964.

He owned and operated the Poole Furniture and Hardware Store in Wewoka until 1975.

Poole is survived by his wife, Lucille, of the home; three children, Jerry Wayne Poole, Woodward, Lynda Lou Holsten, Eufaula and Mary Ann Chambers, Holdenville; one brother, Bob Poole, Houston, Texas; one sister, Jean Goode, Seminole; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Jack Porter

YORBA LINDA, CALIF – Funeral services for Jack Porter, a Varnum High School graduate, were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at Memory Garden Memorial Park Chapel at the age of 69.

Porter died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at the age of 69 from emphysema.

He was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Alma Porter and two brothers, Rudolph and Eugene.

He is survived by his wife of the home; and one son, Kevin Porter of Yorba Linda, Calif.

James Postoak

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident James Gayle Postoak, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Leon Postoak and Rev. Frank Moppin are set to officiate.

A prayer service was held Tuesday evening at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

He was moved to the church today for a wake service at 7 p.m.

Interment will follow at Postoak Family Cemetery, southeast of Sasakwa, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Postoak died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at OU Medical Center-Everett Tower in Oklahoma City the age of 61.

He was born Nov. 9, 1940, in Claremore to Eli Postoak and Elizabeth (Davis) Postoak, and was a lifelong resident of Sasakwa.

He attended schools there and in Dallas and was a retired upholsterer, last working for Atlas Furniture Company until his retirement.

Postoak was a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard until his honorable discharge, and was an active member of the Sasakwa American Legion Post #284.

He is survived by his son, Dexter Postoak, Shawnee; and his brothers and sisters, Leon "Chippie" Postoak of Oklahoma City, George Postoak and Maxine Postoak of Sasakwa, Thompson Postoak and Lea Postoak of Seminole, Christine Postoak of Shawnee, David Postoak of Tulsa, and Paul Postoak, Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Lillie Eulene Bowlegs; one daughter, Deidre Postoak; his parents, Eli and Elizabeth Postoak; and five brothers and sisters, Leonard, Lyman, Amos and Margaret Postoak and Lucinda Postoak Thomas.

Pallbearers will include Earl Davis, Franklin Coody, Jimmie Joe Harjo, Lloyd Lee Harjo, Vernon Harjo, Jimmy Wayne Taylor, Jamie Postoak and Edward Postoak.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Reich, Allen Gean, Calvin Taylor, Wilbert Harjo, Gilbert Harjo, Melvin Thomas and Louis Harjo, Jr.

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Emma Potts

Funeral services for Wewoka native Emma Jean Potts are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Elder Harvey Stockeo will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Potts died Friday, June 14, 2002 at the age of 69.

She was born to Rev. Jumbo J. Jackson and Elizabeth Bruner Jackson on April 10, 1933 in Wewoka.

Potts received her education in Seminole County Public Schools and graduated from Douglas High School in 1952.

She moved her family to Centereach, Long Island, N. Y. in 1972.

Potts worked in the nursing field for over 25 years, working with the hospice care teams.

She became an evangelist and missionary, being on call whenever and wherever needed.

Potts was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Rev. Gary L. Johnson; one grandchild, Emmanuel; one sister, Victoria Gidding; and three brothers, L.C., John, and Victor Jackson.

She is survived by eight children, Jerry, Colleen, Beverly, E-O-Tree, Andre, Vernatene, Patrice, and Royce; five sisters, Lillie, Lorraine, Edna, Evelyn, and Celesta; one brother, Michael; 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Potts’ nephews.

\Honorary pallbearers are Henry Gordon, Harvey Reese, Eugene Campbell, David Carolina, Ted McDonald, and Clyde Spencer.

Rev. Herbert Prater

Funeral services for Rev. Herbert O. Prater are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Dr. Robert Ross is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Prater died Monday, May 20, 2002 at his home following a 3 ½ year battle with cancer.

He was 71.

He was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Rosedale to Ola and O.B. Prater.

Prater graduated from Corpus Christi High School, the University of Corpus Christi, and Southwestern Baptist Theology Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and was licensed on Sept. 13, 1950.

He became an ordained gospel minister on Sept. 8, 1957.

He retired on Sept. 21, 1997 after serving over 21 years as pastor of Midway Baptist Church, south of Wewoka.

Following his retirement, Prater served as interim pastor at Harvey Road Baptist Church, Vamoosa Baptist Church, Penn West Baptist Church, Bowlegs First Baptist Church and Atwood First Baptist Church.

He accepted a call to full-time ministry at Atwood First Baptist Church on June 17, 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Patti of the home; four children, David Prater of Moore, Garry Prater of Burleson, Texas, Carol Unruh of Durant, and Christine Russell of Grandview, Texas; two stepchildren, Rhonda Rogers of Amarillo, Texas and Rev. Craig Price of Norman; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother.

Prater was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers are Bob Cross, Paul Loeffelholz, Charles Cotterman, Billy Weaver, Gerald Hill, and Ferril Williamson.

Honorary pallbearers are the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group of Seminole County, golfing buddies, Roberts Drug Crew, Dr. Michael Wiens, and Warren Cunningham.

Richard Prater

Funeral services for Richard Prater are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Chaplain Richard Lutz is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Prater died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at his home at the age of 56.

He was a longtime Seminole resident and attended Tecumseh Schools and Harjo Schools.

He was born June 12, 1946 in Vernon County, Mo to Lee Ray and Lorraine (Gray) Prater McDonald.

Prater worked with Asbestos Workers Union in Oklahoma City and retired from the military.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.

He was active with the veteran’s administration.

Prater was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Lora Rachelle Prater of Dunedin, Fla.; and two brothers, Don Prater of Shawnee and James Kimbrell Prater of Enid.

Ruth Prather

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Ruth Prather are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church.

Prather died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002 in Vista, Calif.

She had lived in Seminole for 67 years before she and her husband moved to California.

She was born Dec. 4, 1909 near Stillwater to Ben and Maggie Ramsey.

Prather is survived by her husband; one son, Garry; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel Lindsay of Yukon.

Delbert Presley

Funeral services for Seminole native Delbert Lee Presley are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at the Little Cemetery Chapel in Little.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Baggerley-South Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.

Revs. Robert Mendenhall and Kevin Mosley will officiate the services.

Visitation will be tonight at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Presley died Monday, July 15, 2002 in Norman at the age of 75.

He was born to King and Edna (Hodges) Presley on Nov. 11, 1926 in Seminole.

Presley married Velma (Kidd), and was a concrete worker by trade.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Velma Presley; one sister, Dorothy Young; and one brother, Doyle Presley.

Presley is survived by two sons, Lonnie Presley and Mike Presley, both of New Lima; and three sisters, Darlene Mendenhall, St. Charles, Mo., Donna Wallace, Seminole, and Doris Sanders, Norman.

Pallbearers are Danny Wallace, Dewayne Wallace, Dale Wallace, Gilbert Foster, Fred Presley, and Leon Short.

Loree Eva Price

Loree Eva Price of Cromwell died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at the age of 42 following an extended illness.

A committal service will be held in a private family ceremony at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Price was born Oct. 21, 1959 in Los Angeles, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Cragle of the home; one son, Joshua Hightower of the home; one stepson, Robert Cragle; mother, Joyce Anderson of Tulsa; one brother; one sister; and one grandchild.

William Proctor

Funeral services for Seminole native William R. "Rudy" Proctor are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.

Interment is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary.

Proctor died Sunday, July 28, 2002 following a short illness. He was 72.

He was born Dec. 23, 1929 in Seminole to Ben and Beulah Proctor.

He retired in 1985 from the United States Postal Service.

Proctor is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol of the home; four sons, Ben Proctor and Greg Collett, both of Oklahoma City, Bill Proctor of Bethany, and Lee Proctor of Breggs; one daughter, Kammy Overtuff of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Rene Riley, Betty Westbrook, and Jean Pryor, all of Jacksonville, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Thelma Puckett

TECUMSEH – Funeral services for Seminole resident Thelma Puckett are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Home.

Richard Gay is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Puckett died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 81.

She was born Aug. 10, 1921 in Winston County, Ala. to William Asbery and Nannie Lee (Pickelsimer) Payne.

She was born and raised in Alabama.

Puckett moved to Oklahoma with her husband and daughter at the end of World War II, living in Seminole and Prague for a number of years before moving to Shawnee.

In May of 1942, she married P.H. Puckett in Alabama. He preceded her in death in April of 1971.

She was a homemaker and also worked as a housekeeper and babysitter for many families.

Puckett was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Patricia Puckett; a son, David Puckett; two sisters, Lilly Payne Sams and Martha Alice Payne; and five brothers, James Burbon Payne, Sylvester Allen Payne, Emmett Alton Payne, Alvice Estill Payne, and Quellen Rueben "Ted" Payne.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Gunn of Oklahoma City and Cindy Cook of Bethel; her twin sister, Velma Smith of Jasper, Ala.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ruth Qualls

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ruth Qualls are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Jess Powers is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Qualls died Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville at the age of 79.

She was born on June 21, 1923 in Paden to James Lester and Artie Wilson Sikes.

She attended school at VanZant near Paden.

Qualls married Robert Qualls on Jan. 16, 1945 in Arkansas and they returned to this area in 1991 from Merril, Ore.

Her husband preceded her in death on July 11, 1997.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harold Sikes; and two sisters, Gladys Seaton and Lillian Marlor.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Cardwell of Wewoka; three sons, Wayne Clifton of Sasakwa, James Qualls of Sutter, Ill., and Don Qualls of Wewoka; and one brother, Wayne Sikes of Drumright; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Cardwell, David Qualls, Landon Qualls, James Qualls, Jimmy Qualls and Don Qualls.

 

B.C. Quary

Funeral services for B.C. Quary are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Prague.

Rev. Jim Eastep is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Quary died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at his home in Prague at the age of 68.

He was born on June 7, 1933 in Logan County to Sidney W. and Myrta Bell (Thompson) Quary.

He had lived in Prague since 1935 and was a retired roofer.

Quary attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Paden.

He married Helen Marie Whitehead on Oct. 25, 1954 in Rapid City, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jackie Wayne; and three sisters, Mildred Morrison, Letha Holder and Mary Bell Praytor.

Quary is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Terry Glen Quary of Chandler, Ariz.; one daughter, Nancy Jane Kerr of Prague; one stepdaughter, Karen Alice of Seminole; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four step-great-grandchild; six brothers, Calvin Quary, Ed Quary, John Quary, Henry Quary, and Benny Quary, all of Prague, and Frank Quary of Stroud; four sisters, Margaret Cochran of Stroud, Cora Nell Eastep of Paden, and Norma Austin and Pearl Lopez, both of Prague.

Nancy Ramage

Graveside funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Nancy Pauline Ramage are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Neil Thompson is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Ramage died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 at Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 84.

She was born Feb. 11, 918 in Texas to Huke and Ethel Eley.

She attended Holdenville Schools and graduated in 1936.

Ramage married Hugh B. Ramage in Holdenville on Dec. 19, 1942.

The couple moved to Wewoka and lived there for 55 years.

She was a member of the Ladies Golf Association, Garden Clubs, and the First Christian Church.

Ramage retired from Security State Bank in the early 1970s and worked with her husband in the Wewoka Flower Shop and the Wewoka Tag Agency until his retirement.

She is survived by one son, John Ramage of Wewoka; and one sister, Cathryn Ball of Holdenville.

Pallbearers are Eddie Colbert, Cletus Colbert, Fred Laquement, John Norman, Al Beaver, and Phillip Brown.

Clarence ‘Red’ Ramsey

BETHANY – Funeral services for Clarence Eugene "Red" Ramsey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel.

Interment is to follow in Yukon Cemetery under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service.

Ramsey died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.

He was born July 28, 1922 in Uniontown, Kans. To Robert Clarence and Lona (Giddeon) Ramsey.

He grew up in Uniontown and graduated from Uniontown High School where he participated in track and basketball.

Ramsey was in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Germany and served under the command of Patton.

He married Thorea Jane Comstock on May 24, 1943 in Fort Scott, Kans.

They moved to Oklahoma City in 1949 where he worked several jobs at a time to support his family.

Ramsey retired from Dolese after 20 years.

He and his wife moved near Seminole to live in the country and lived there for 20 years, before moving back to Oklahoma City in 1994.

He raised and sold Rat Terrier dogs and Jack Russell terrier dogs for several years.

Ramsey was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one brother and three sisters.

He is survived by three daughters, Ronda Hill of Seminole, Susan Zimmerman of Yukon, and Debbie Licastro of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Clarence ‘Red’ Ramsey

BETHANY – Funeral services for Clarence Eugene "Red" Ramsey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel.

Interment is to follow in Yukon Cemetery under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service.

Ramsey died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.

He was born July 28, 1922 in Uniontown, Kans. To Robert Clarence and Lona (Giddeon) Ramsey.

He grew up in Uniontown and graduated from Uniontown High School where he participated in track and basketball.

Ramsey was in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Germany and served under the command of Patton.

He married Thorea Jane Comstock on May 24, 1943 in Fort Scott, Kans.

They moved to Oklahoma City in 1949 where he worked several jobs at a time to support his family.

Ramsey retired from Dolese after 20 years.

He and his wife moved near Seminole to live in the country and lived there for 20 years, before moving back to Oklahoma City in 1994.

He raised and sold Rat Terrier dogs and Jack Russell terrier dogs for several years.

Ramsey was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one brother and three sisters.

He is survived by three daughters, Ronda Hill of Seminole, Susan Zimmerman of Yukon, and Debbie Licastro of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Tony Ramsey

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Wewoka native Tony Ramsey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in the Mercer-Adams Chapel, 3925 N. Asbury in Bethany.

Ramsey was found dead in his paint and body shop at the age of 41.

The cause of death could not yet be determined.

Ramsey was born Sept. 15, 1960 in Wewoka to Raymond and Betty (Glass) Ramsey.

He married Betty Wiggins on Dec. 7, 1990.

He served in the United States Army as a ranger in the 101st Airborne Division.

Ramsey had owned his own paint and body shop in Oklahoma City for the past three years.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Ramsey; three daughters, Shonda Griffin of Oklahoma City, Marisa Ramsey of Cromwell, and Carrie Wendlandt of Oklahoma City; two sons, Jason Luper of Bethany and Anthony Ramsey of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; his parents of Wewoka; two sisters, Teresa Smith of Dallas, Texas and Kim Rogers of Wetumka; and one brother, Mike Ramsey of Seminole.

Estelle Raper

Graveside funeral services for former Konawa resident Estelle Raper are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Raper died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 at her home in Houston, Texas at the age of 91.

She was born July 3, 1911 in Maud to V.V. and Annie (Scroggins) Raper.

She was a school teacher in the Rio Granda Valley area at Raymondville, Mercedes, and Kerryville High Schools.

Raper was Presbyterian.

She was a past member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, American Association of University Women, and Delta Kappa Gamma.

She graduated from Horace Mann High School on the campus of East Central Oklahoma Teachers College in Ada in 1928.

Raper earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&I University in 1939 and a Master’s Degree from there in 1951.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Raper.

She is survived by one daughter, Natalie Parker Chanslor of Houston, Texas; one son, Charles Loney of Texas City, Texas; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation at P.O. Box 1589, Austin, Texas, 78767.

Marie Hardin Reese

Graveside funeral services for Marie M. Hardin Reese are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate; burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Reese died Saturday at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 81.

She was born July 20, 1921, in Miami to James and Ethel Birmingham.

She lived most of her life in Seminole County, where she was a homemaker and a retired tavern owner.

Reese was of the Baptist faith.

She was married to L.W. Reese, who died in 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Wallace Warner and Michael Hardin; and one grandson, Scott Warner.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Hardin, Texas, and B.C. Hardin of Wewoka; three daughters, Givonna Carter, Meeker, Sally Elkins and Linda Malone, both of Seminole; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Bobbie J. Reeves

Graveside funeral services for Bobbie J. Reeves are scheduled for 12 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

The family will gather in the home of Pat Neer of Tecumseh.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Reeves died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 in Dallas at the age of 66.

She was born Feb. 29, 1936 in Seminole to Theodore and Winifred "Gwen" (Sims) Barrett.

She married Clarence Doyle Reeves on April 9, 1955 in Seminole.

Reeves was a homemaker and graduated from Varnum High School.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her mother of Tecumseh; her husband; two daughters, Mia Goodwin of Dallas and Trina Ward of Austin, Texas; one son, Russell Reeves of Kansas City, Kan.; four sisters, June Hale of Las Animas, Colo., Dorris Freeman of East Point, Mich., Patricia Neer of Tecumseh, and Starla Southerland of Sapulpa; one brother, Teddy Barrett of Littleton, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

H.C. ‘Tony’ Regian

Funeral services for Seminole resident H.C. "Tony" Regian are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Eddy Russell is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Regian died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at his home after a short battle with cancer.

He was 58.

He moved to Seminole two years ago from Booneville, Ark.

Regian was born June 9, 1944 in Oxnard, Calif. to James Regian Sr. and Cora O. (Cabitt) Regian.

He was a rancher.

He was preceded in death by his mother; one sister, Lucille Carver; and one brother, Carroll Jean Regian.

Regian is survived by his father of Booneville, Ark.; his former spouse, Bobbie Regian of Seminole; four daughters, Devon Waildch of Minnesota, Lisa A. Belot of Florida, Lori Smith and Debbie Godwin, both of Seminole; three brothers, Willie Regian of Lawton, and Leonard Regian and James Regian Jr., both of Blyhte, Calif.; one sister, Flora M. Marshal of Blyhte, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Juanita Renton

Funeral services for Juanita Margaret Renton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Robert Lee Parker is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Juanita died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 82.

She was born July 17, 1919 in Shawnee to William T. and Ida May (Ray) Lackey.

She married Darril "Joe" Watson in 1934.

He preceded her in death in 1974.

Juanita married Bill M. Renton on Dec. 1, 1978.

He preceded her in death in March of 1994.

She retired from Pioneer Nursing Home.

Juanita was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; one daughter, Pat Sharp; two grandsons, Stoney Southern and Rickey Dean Watson; and two brothers, William "Tom" and Jim C. Lackey.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Southern of Seminole; one son, Joe Gary Watson of Sapulpa; eight stepchildren; seven grandchildren, Kelly McGirt of Tecumseh, Shana Southern of Holdenville, Tammy Whitfield of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and Rhonda Hamilton, Sheila Phillips, Michelle Bliss and Melissa Fisher, all of Sapulpa; two sisters, Erma J. Sheppard of Enterprise, Ala., and Leota Mears of Tulsa; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are to be members of Seminole American Legion.

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Prince F. Reynolds

Funeral services for Prince Freeling Reynolds are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Historic Strothers Chapel.

Dr. Gary Fangmann is set to officiate.

A full military honors burial is to follow Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Prince died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 in Wewoka at the age of 82.

He was born Sept. 15, 1919 on a farm between Seminole and Wewoka to Dan and Rose (Chataginer) Reynolds.

His grandmother, Martha Jane Floyd, was a pioneer of Tidmore and early day Seminole.

Prince moved to Seminole when he was a baby and graduated from Seminole High School in 1940.

He joined the Air Force after 32 years.

He served in the European Theater and in the South Pacific.

Prince’s plane was shot down over the Philippines and crash-landed at Clarke Air Force Base.

He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

He was in the line trainer department for a number of years and was stationed at the Pentagon where he taught his older brother, Andy, and a number of generals to fly the link trainer.

Prince retired to Diamond Head, Miss. where he lived until about six months ago when he moved back to Seminole.

He attended First Baptist Church in Seminole.

He attended the Flirty 30’s and Fabulous 40’s reunion at Seminole High School in October.

Prince was preceded in death by his father, Dan Reynolds; mother, Rose Reynolds Johnson; two brothers, Andy Reynolds and Leroy Reynolds; and his grandmother, Martha Floyd.

He is survived by one son, Gary Reynolds of Ada; three brothers, Dan Reynolds of Seminole, Oscar Clifton of Guthrie, and Bruce Johnson of Moore; two sisters, Edna Reynolds Gourley of San Francisco of Calif. and Willie Estelle Moore of Saratoga, Calif.; four nieces, Diana Reynolds Sullivan of Seminole, Danette Lee Reynolds of Bakersfield, Calif., Andrea Dailey of Arizona, and Karen Alter of Colorado; three nephews, Tommy Reynolds of Colorado, Danny Gourley of California and Terry Anthony of Arkansas; and special friends, Mary Bice of Mississippi, Faye Price of Seminole and Nancy Carbitcher of Bowlegs.

Casket bearers are Robert Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Phillips Roberson, Melvin Roberson, Cliff Schultz, and Jeremy Babb.

Honorary bearers are Noble Hays, Don Pinkerton and Jim White.

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Pearl Rhoton

Funeral services for Pearl Hawthorne are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Mike Booth is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rhoton died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 in Norman at the age of 85.

She was born Jan. 29, 1917 in the Hickory Grove Community near Holdenville to W.C. and Caldonia (Evans) Hawthorne.

She was raised in the Holdenville area and attended school there.

Rhoton graduated in Holdenville and later attended Higbee Business College.

She married Gus R. Rhoton on Dec. 6, 1936 in Holdenville.

She worked as a billing clerk for Oklahoma Electric COOP for many years and later worked for the City of Norman when she retired.

Rhoton was a member of First Baptist Church in Wewoka and was active in church work.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clarence Hawthorne; three sisters, Sally Hawthorne, Lela Davis, and Eva Horne; and one grandson, Mark Steven Corbitt.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one son, Jerry R. Rhoton of Norman; one daughter, Caldonia "Donia" Corbitt of Moore; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Willie Ann Clawson of Gainesville, Texas.

Mildred Richards

Graveside funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mildred (Jolly) Richards are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Bob Winslow is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Richards died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002 in a Midwest City nursing home at the age of 94.

She was born aug. 29, 1908 in Alderson to W.D. and Maude (Wilkins) Jolly.

She married Dan W. Richards on April 4, 1926 and they established their home in Wewoka.

Richards was preceded in death by her husband on March 20, 1944.

She moved to Midwest City in 1950 and worked for Tinker Air force Base until her retirement in 1973.

She was a member of the Wickline Methodist Church on Midwest City for 50 years.

Richards was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and her daughter, Barbara Harriman, who died on Nov. 30.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Turner of Del City; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and eight great-grandchildren.

Hershel Ring Sr.

SHAWNEE – Funeral services for Seminole native Hershel Q. Ring Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Mack Peercy is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Ring died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at Unity Health Center North at the age of 61.

He was born Dec. 11, 1940 in Seminole to Truman and Lenora (Dotson) Ring.

He attended Seminole Schools.

Ring was the owner and operator of H.Q. Ring Trucking and had lived in and around Shawnee since 1967.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother of Shawnee; three daughters, Teresa Hasbell and Starla Burns of Bowlegs, and Angel O’Brien of Meeker; three sons, Hershel Ring Jr., Todd Ring, and Travis Ring, all of Shawnee; 11 grandchildren; and four sisters, Phyllis Bennett of Harrah, Nora Grandstaff of Seminole, Pat Smith of Bowlegs, and Carole Blair of Eureka Springs, Ark.

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Brandi Rivera

Graveside funeral services for Brandi Rose Rivera, the infant granddaughter of Seminole residents, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Chris Stinnett is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rivera died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002 at her home in Lewisville, Texas at the age of seven months.

She was born June 21, 2002 in Denton, Texas to Franco Salvador and Dava Rose (McKinney) Rivera.

She is survived by her parents of the home; grandfather, Ignacio Rivera of Mexico; great-grandfathers, David H. McKinney and C.B. "Red’ Conner, both of Seminole; and four brothers, Eric Rivera and Shareif, Ashraf, and Shaddy Darweesh, all of Lewisville, Texas.

Leon Robbins

SHAWNEE – Funeral services for Seminole native Leon Harrison Robbins were held Saturday at the Oak Park Church of God.

Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiated.

Burial followed in Little Cemetery under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Home.

Robbins died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 at a nursing home at the age of 81.

He was born Dec. 9, 1920 in Seminole to Albert Dewight and Ola Mary (Fennell) Robbins.

He worked for R.C. Cola as a distributor until 1965.

Robbins then worked for the City of Shawnee from 1965 to 1982.

He married Mary Aline (Thoma) on March 23, 1960 in Maud.

He was a member of the Oak Park Church of God for 28 years. He also volunteered for Action handing out commodities.

Robbins had been a Shawnee resident for 42 years.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Jackie Robbins of Tecumseh and Lester Robbins of Asher; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Earley, Raymond, Roy, J.C., and Earmond Robbins; and one sister, Magg Page.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of Shawnee, 1102 W. MacArthur, Shawnee, OK, 74801.

Violet D. Robbins

Funeral services for Violet D. Robbins are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harvey Road Baptist Church.

Rev. Ron Sheppard is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Home.

The body was in state at Swearingen Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

It will also be in state from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

Robbins died Thursday, May 23, 2002 in Chickasha at the age of 82.

She was born Feb. 10, 1920 in Seminole to William P. and Mary Floy (Smyth) Drewry.

She retired from Western Electric.

Floy married Raymond Robbins on March 5, 1939 in Seminole.

She was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church. She attended the Seminole Senior Citizen Heritage House for 20 years.

She lived most of her life in Seminole.

Robbins is survived by two daughters, Barbara Pennybaker of Norman and Joan Bagby of Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Raymond Robbins Jr. of Seminole and Gary Robbins of Chickasha; three brothers, Otis Drewry of Pioneer, Calif., Jay Drewry of Lafayette, Calif., and Brice Drewry of Bakersfield, Calif.; four sisters, Alma Thorsen of Chickasha, Mary Smith of Sallisaw, and Lorene Chandler and Louise Smith, both of Seminole; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Carl and Hoot Drewry.

Pallbearers are Daniel Pennybaker, Jerry Pennybaker, Robert Pennybaker, Justin Robbins, Rocky Robbins, and Craig Robbins.

Honorary pallbearers are Sean Brackett, George Holman, and Alex Miller.

The family has requested memorials be sent to the Heritage House at 210 West College in Seminole.

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T. Lorene Roberts

Funeral services for T. Lorene Roberts are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Lee Jones is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Roberts died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 at Integris Baptist Medical Center at the age of 72.

She lived most of her life in Seminole.

She was born Sept. 18, 1929 to Clyde john and Bertha Irene (Davis) Randles.

Roberts was a retired nurse’s aide from Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church in Little and the Tracy Rebekah Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandchild, Victoria Grace.

Roberts is survived by one son, Dwight C. Roberts of Seminole; one daughter, Belinda Gibson of Seminole; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Randles of Seminole; and one sister, Virginia Dobbs of Waco, Texas.

 

Verlie Roberts

Funeral services for Verlie Ione Roberts, former secretary of Sasakwa Schools, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada.

Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Roberts died Sunday, July 28, 2002 at a local hospital at the age of 70.

She was born to George Winegard and Flora Winegard on Aug. 17, 1931 in Pine Castle, Fla.

Roberts graduated from high school in Florida, and attended beauty school.

She married Melvin Jackson Roberts on June 26, 1953.

Roberts was the former owner of Clares Beauty Shop in Ada, and later retired as a secretary from Sasakwa Schools.

She was a member of the Sasakwa Assembly of God.

Roberts is survived by her husband, Jack, of the home; and one brother, Carl Winegard, Tifton, Ga.

Pallbearers are Roberts’ nephews, Steve Sutton, Shane Sutton, Ernie Sutton, Kenny Fowler, John Story II, and Brad Story.

Indianola Robertson

Funeral services for Indianola (Pyle) Robertson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cromwell Church of Christ.

James Branscum and Dennis Eubanks are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Schoolton Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Robertson died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 91.

She was born Feb. 24, 1910 in Antioch to Elmer and Vesta (Smith) Pyle.

She was raised in the Okemah area.

Robertson married George Clay Robertson on Oct. 24, 1930.

They celebrated their 65th anniversary just prior to his death in November of 1995.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cromwell Church of Christ.

Robertson had been a resident of Seminole Estates Nursing Home since March of 2000.

She is preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Frankie and Nola Robertson; one grandson; one great-grandson; her parents; one sister, Murial (Pyle) Freeze; and two brothers, Leon and Riley Pyle.

She is survived four daughters, Adoplhine ‘Dot’ Heiskill of Seminole; Billie Moore and Linda Marshall, both of Wewoka, Patsie Knapp of Watson; two sons, Charles Robertson and Earl Robertson, both of Wewoka; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Velena Carpenter of Okemah, Eulonda Lane of Douglasville, Texas, and Wanda Willingham of Kinta; two brothers, Art Pyle of Okemah and Milfred Pyle of Kinta.

Betty Sue Robinson

MUSKOGEE – Funeral services for Betty Sue Robinson, the mother of a Seminole resident, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Timothy Baptist Church.

Rev. Kelly Payne was set to officiate.

A committal service was to be held at 3 p.m. today at Blackburn Cemetery in Franklin under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

Robinson died Saturday, March 2, 2002 at her home at the age of 66.

She was born June 13, 1935 in Cheyenne to James and Jeanneau (Patton) Hyer.

She grew up in Leedy and Midwest City.

Robinson lived in Oklahoma City from 1955 until 1972, when she moved to Muskogee.

She worked as a supervisor at a furniture factory before a career as a clerk at the post office.

She worked at the post office for 22 years until retiring on Feb. 2, 1996.

Robinson was preceded in death by two sisters, Neoma Peck and Lavonna Newberry.

She is survived by her husband, A.L. Robinson of the home; seven children, Barbara Daggs of Oklahoma City, Andrew Robinson of Tulsa, Robin Robinson of Pompano Beach, Fla., David Robinson, Russell Robinson and Traci Robinson, all of Muskogee, and Randall Robinson of Seminole; 16 grandchildren; two sisters, Monica Burks and Debbie Coble, both of Norman; and two brothers, Bill Hyer of Norman and Jim Hyer of Harrogate, England.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice, 1303 W. Broadway, Muskogee, OK 74401.

Ronnie Lee Robinson

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ronnie Lee Robinson were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at the First Assembly of God Church.

Burial followed at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Dale Money officiated the services.

Robinson passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the V.A. Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 45.

He was born to Melburn Robinson and Elrose A. (Petty) Robinson on August 26, 1956 in Garden Grove, Calif.

Robinson was a construction worker and a disabled veteran.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corp in the Vietnam War.

Robinson was a member of the American Legion in Ponca City.

He is survived by his parents, Melburn and Elrose Robinson, Ada; two daughters, Trisha Robinson, Arkansas City, Kan., and Tamera Robinson, Oklahoma City; four brothers, Jim Robinson, San Diego, Calif., David Robinson, Tulsa, Tim Robinson, Racine, Wis., and Roger Robinson, Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Diana Prust, Racine Wis.; and two grandchildren, Brianna and Hanna Robinson.

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Susan Robinson

ROCHESTER, MINN. – Funeral services for Wewoka resident Susan Robinson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God Church in Wewoka.

Pastor Perry Justus is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Robinson died Monday, April 29, 2002 at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

She was 34.

She was born Dec. 11, 1967 in Kansas City, Mo. to Benny and Bonnie Johnson Koger.

Robinson was raised in the Wetunka area and graduated from Wetumka High School in 1986 and then attended Seminole State College.

She married Kenny Robinson on May 28, 1997 in Seminole.

They had lived in Wewoka for the past five years where she was an active member of the community and the Assembly of God Church.

Robinson started Grace Floral Gifts and Greenhouse in October of 2000.

She was a volunteer for the Heritage Hospice and a member of the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Jesse and Grace Kroger, and her maternal grandfather, Thomas Johnson.

Robinson is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Kendall and Kyle Chanthavisouk of the home; her parents of Wetumka; her maternal grandmother, Bertha Johnson of Lees Summit of Missouri; two brothers, Terry Koger of Texarkana, Ark. and Steven Koger of Wetumka; and one sister, Sheri Hill of Wetumka.

Pallbearers are Don Robinson, Cary Robinson, Nick Chartier, Dan Ervin, Nicholas Robinson, Tom Johnson and Jim Morphis.

Honorary pallbearers are Terry Kroger, Steve Kroger, Kendall Chanthavisouk and Kyle Chanthavisouk.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Assembly of God Church of Wewoka or the Leukemia Society of America in the name of Susan Robinson.

Jeannine Robinson

Funeral services for Seminole native Jeannine Robinson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at the Boyd Church in Oak Grove, Ark.

Revs. Floyd Saffell and Joe Edmonson will officiate the services.

Interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at Little Cemetery under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral services of Rogers, Ark.

Robinson died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at her home in Oak Grove, Ark., at the age of 49.

She was born to Leon and Ruby Driskill Heffley on Nov. 15, 1952 in Seminole.

Robinson attended Pleasant Grove High School.

She married Leslie Robinson on June 5, 1971 in Seminole and they made their home in Seminole.

Robinson moved to Shidler in 1982, and then transferred to Magnolia, Ark. in November of 1988, then moved to the Oak Grove area.

She was an active member of the Boyd Church in Oak Grove, Ark.

Robinson was preceded in death by her mother on Nov. 11, 1999.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie, of the home; one son, Jamie Robinson, Green Forest, Ark.; one daughter, Lesley Ann Odam, Bixby; her father, Leon Heffley, Seminole; one brother, Jerry Heffley, Seminole; one sister, Vicky Trent, Berryville, Ark.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan in care of the Boyd Church.

Ruby Rolen

Funeral services for Ruby F. Rolen are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Johnny Hinton is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Oakwood Cemetery.

Rolen died Friday, April 5, 2002 at Presbyterian-OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 76.

She was born May 25, 1925 near McAlester to Rufus and Odessa Rhodes Jones.

She was raised and attended schools in and around McAlester.

Rolen married Hugh O’Conor in 1943 and they lived in Texas for the next 25 years.

He preceded her in death in 1968.

She returned to Oklahoma and married Ronel Rolen on Dec. 24, 1969.

He preceded Rolen in death in 1985.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon O’Conor; four brothers, Lawrence, Earl, Oscar and Larry Jones; and one sister, Betty Simpson.

Rolen is survived by two children, Larry O’Conor of Chandler and Ronda Bauer of Shawnee; three stepchildren, Ronel Rolen Jr. of Edmond, Cheryl Weatherly of Moore, and Elaine Howard of Shawnee; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth White of Wewoka, Mamie Shores of Shawnee, Mary Trimm of McAlester, and Lois Geneva of Tyler; and one brother, Charles Jones of McAlester.

Wanda Rose

Wanda Lue Rose of Wewoka, died Thursday, June 13, 2002 at the age of 71.

She was born in Seminole on Oct. 14, 1930 to Cecil Jones and Edyth Derrick Jones.

She lived in this area her entire life, graduating from New Lima High School and obtaining her LPN degree.

Wanda married Ivan Cecil Rose on Jan. 28, 1948.

He predeceased her in 1977.

She retired from Sunset Estates Nursing Home, Shawnee, in 1995 and moved to Wewoka a year ago.

Wanda was a member of the First Baptist Church and active in WMU.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jim Mathews of Wewoka; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Diane Rose of Broken Arrow; one son, Cecil Rose of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Kim and Mike Brown of Broken Bow, Monique and James Hurley of Colony, Texas, Courtney Mathews of Wewoka, Crystal Rose of Earlsboro, and Jimmy Ray Blanton; one great-grandchild, Brooke Harris of Broken Bow; one step great-grandchild, Rebecca Brown of Broken Bow; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends and relatives.

She was also predeceased by her parents and one sister.

Graveside services will be held Monday, June 17, 2002, 10:30 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole with Rev. Dan Anderson officiating.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Rose, Cecil Rose, Jim Mathews, Hayden Mathews, James Hurley and Mike Brown.

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Walter Rosengrant

KINGSTON – A memorial service for Seminole native Walter H. Rosengrant is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Watts Funeral Home.

Donnie Lehr is set to officiate.

Services are under the director of Watts Funeral Home.

Rosengrant died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at a hospital in Durant at the age of 71.

He was born July 12, 1930 in Seminole to Walter Hugo and Maggy May West Rosengrant.

He was raised in Edmond where he lived most of his life.

Rosengrant married Marjorie Arlene Walker on Nov. 21, 1975 in Kansas City, Mo.

He worked for General Motors for 30 years.

He was an instructor at the General Motors Training Center in Oklahoma City until his retirement in 1985.

Rosengrant moved to Kingston in 1986.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, where he was a 32-degree Mason.

He was also a member of the Edmond Roundup Club, National Rifle Association, and was a Field Trail Judge for the American Field.

Rosengrant was a member of the First Baptist Church of Edmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, David Rosengrant of Dover, Tenn.; daughters, Patti Fisher of Edmond, Peggy Douglass of Louisville, Ky., Marian Mashore of Angel Fire, N.M. and Kaye Poole of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Box of Oklahoma City, Martha Warner of Edmond; brothers, David Lee Rosengrant of Longmont, Calif., and J.W. Rosengrant of Wanette.

Mary Ann Roulston

Funeral services for long time Sasakwa resident Mary Ann Roulston are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Dan Factor and Rev. Drew Isaacson are set to officiate.

Interment is planned in the Vamoosa Cemetery, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Roulston died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Sasakwa at the age of 60.

She was born in Shelby County, Ala. on Nov. 2, 1941, to Lonnie McNeil and Iva Lee Baxley McNeil.

Roulston lived in the Sasakwa area for the past 40 years, and was employed by the Sasakwa Public School System for the past 29 years.

She worked as a home health provider, and was active in the Sasakwa Auxiliary Fire Department.

Roulston was a member of the Sasakwa First Baptist Church for 40 years.

She married Tony Roulston on March 21, 1996, in Crawford County, Ark.

Roulston was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Bobby McNeil, Billy McNeil, William McNeil and Edward Roberson; and one sister, Alice May Gable.

She is survived by her husband of the home; her son, Mike Harris, Dallas, Texas; her daughter, Donna Day, El Paso, Texas; four step-daughters, Danita Williams, Tecumseh, Regina Hudson, Lott, Texas, JoNell Robbins, Tyler, Texas, Theda Roulston, Little Axe; two step-sons, Danny Roulston, Wewoka, and Wes Roulston, Newalla; nine granddaughters and five grandsons

Loretta Rowe

Funeral services for Loretta Butler Rowe, mother of Wewoka resident Donna Snider, were held at 2 p.m. today at the South Rock Creek Baptist Church.

Rev. Reed Lynn officiated the services.

Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Rowe died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 in Ardmore at the age of 79.

She was born to James S. And Hattie S. (Long) Freeman on Aug. 15, 1923 in Shawnee.

Rowe was reared in Tecumseh at the family homestead, and was a 1941 graduate of Tecumseh High School.

Following her marriage, she lived most of her life in Shawnee.

Rowe had recently resided in Ardmore with her daughter.

She married Franklin "Grimmie" Butler on April 20, 1940.

He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1985.

She married Earl Row on Jan. 17, 1991 in Shawnee.

Rowe was a homemaker, and also did bookkeeping and worked as an Income Tax Preparer.

She was a member of the South Rock Creek Baptist Church.

Rowe was preceded in death by her first husband, Franklin; her parents; three sisters, Ollie Mauldin, Dovie Smith and Lula Stone; and three brothers, Johnie Maxwell, J.D. Freeman and Hubert Mauldin.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Rowe, Tecumseh; one son, Grover W. Butler, McAlester; two daughters, Donna D. Snider, Wewoka and Darla S. Fountain, Ardmore; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

Jim Rush

Funeral services for Jim Leonard Rush are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

David Gibson is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rush died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 at Baptist Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 79.

He was born March 7, 1922 in Jennings to James Joshua and Celia Bryl (Hull) Rush.

He married Jean Reynolds Rush on Aug. 10, 1962 in Durant.

Rush worked in the oil field for more than 40 years and retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 20 years.

He was a private first class during World War II for the United States Army.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Rush was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Michael Rush of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Gwenda Jean Wyzard of Killeen, Texas; one sister, Mabel Vangilder of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Casket bearers are Ollie Adams, John Humphrey, Jimmy Howard, Terry Howard, Don Stuart, and Bill Kreeger.

Honorary bearers are Donald Simpson, Elvis Baylor, Jake Thompson, Earl Rounsville, Dr. Stephen Feurborn and Dr. Brendan O’Keefe.

Daisy Sandfur

Funeral services for Daisy Lorene Sandfur were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church.

Tim Harjo, her grandson, was set to officiate. He was to be assisted by Corky Snodgrass and Gary Watkins, who are also her grandsons.

Burial was to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services were held Monday night at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

It was conducted by Rev. John Campbell and the Hitchitte Women Singers.

Sandfur died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Shawnee Unity Health Center North Campus at the age of 73.

She lived in Seminole County and Earlsboro before moving to Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Shawnee.

She was born July 4, 1928 in Castle to Billy Spencer and Willie Mae (Johnson) White.

Sandfur married Glen Sandfur on Dec. 19, 1950 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2001.

She was a homemaker and held to establish and operate food banks until her illness.

She spent her life raising her 11 children and several grandchildren.

Sandfur was affiliated with several local churches.

She attended high school at Chilocco Indian School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sons, Hubert Sandfur, Jimmy "Geronimo" Sandfur, and Benjamin "Buck" Harjo; and one brother, James Spencer.

Sandfur is survived by a granddaughter, Brandy Harjo of the home; seven daughters, Nyeaka "Sue" Jimboy and Glenda "Glennie" Snodgrass of Konawa, Shirley "Chatee" Watkins of Ada, Rebekah "Becky" McBroom of Earlsboro, Beverly "Chick" Handshaw of Seminole, Myra Sheppard of Goodman, Mo., and Mary Ann Algood of Maud; one son, Frank Sandfur of Earlsboro; one adopted son, Bennie "Blue" Sandfur of Shawnee; four brothers, Jimmy Spencer of Midwest City, and Alfred Spencer, Benny Smith, and John Smith of Shawnee; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

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Ashley Sanford

Funeral services for Ashley Nicole Renee Sanford, the infant granddaughter of Wewoka residents, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Rev. Frank Moppin was to officiate.

Burial was to follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Sanford died Jan. 19, 2002 in Ada.

She was born Jan. 19, 2002 in Valley View Hospital in Ada to Matt Sanford and Jana Arnn.

She is survived by her parents of Holdenville; grandparents Kevin and Diana Garner of Holdenville, Danny and Shirley Sanford of Wewoka and Lela Warledo of Tulsa; great-grandparents, Jean Carpenter, Kenneth Sanford, and Joe Grizzle, all of Holdenville, Carol Arnn of Elk City, Ivy and Patsy Garner of Wewoka; and great-great grandparents, Joe and Oletha Grizzle of Holdenville.

Pallbearers are Danny Sanford and Kevin Garner.

Bertie Sanford

Funeral services for Bertie Ethel Sanford are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Robert Hightower is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sanford died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Unity Community Health North in Shawnee at the age of 80.

She was a longtime Seminole resident.

She was born June 29, 1921 in Leedy to John and Roberta (Cases) Dillion.

Sanford married Warren B. Sanford on April 4, 1988 in Carson City, Nev.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2001.

She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Sanford was also preceded in death by her parents; her first husband of 37 years, Fred Cathey; and two brothers, John L. Sam H. Dillion.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbara Cathey of Seminole; one daughter, Freda Proctor of Norman; one niece, Mary Kay and David Westphal; one great-niece, Cherie and Chris Hobbs; one great-nephew, Tavis and Jennifer Westphal; and two grandchildren, Belinda Cathey and Melissa Proctor.

Pallbearers will include Chris Hobbs, David Wesphal, Larry Wright, Sheldon Sanford, Gene Cathey and Doug Goodman.

Elvis Saylor Sr.

Funeral services for Elvis Harold Saylor Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Dewayne Bobbitt is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Saylor died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 82.

He was born Oct. 23, 1919 in Eufaula to "J.C." James Clarence "Popeye" and Nellie (Lee) Saylor.

He married Jewell Mae (Black) Saylor on Nov. 17, 1940 in Shawnee.

Saylor retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1982 as a plumbing supervisor.

He served three years in the United States Army and four years in the navy where he was an Athletic Chief Petty Officer during World War II.

He was a pro baseball player for the St. Louis Browns.

After returning to Oklahoma, Saylor was played on a semi-pro baseball team.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Connie Saylor in 1941; and five brothers.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, E. Harold Saylor Jr.; one brother, Jim Saylor of Davis; two grandchildren and two great-grandchidlren.

Sadie Schauer

BETHANY – Funeral services for Sadie May Lamkin Schauer, the mother of a Bowlegs resident, were held Saturday at the Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel.

Interment followed in Bethany Cemetery under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service.

Lamkin died Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, 2002 at the age of 94.

She was born to Joseph and Pearl Lamkin on Oct. 19, 1908 near Hardesty, in an area known as No Man’s Land.

She married Ed Schauer on May 24, 1927.

They had been married almost when he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1997.

Schauer helped her husband build and remodel churches for the Church of the Nazarene.

They worked in approximately 20 communities in northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter; her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

Schauer is survived by her son, Melvin Schauer of Bowlegs; two daughters, Leola McKay of Channing, Texas and Dorothy Bishop of Dalhart, Texas; two sisters, Bessie Vincent of Dalhart, Texas and Ruth Forehand of Meeker; seven grandchildren; 20 grat-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Mae Frances Scobey

Funeral services for Mae Frances Scobey are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Clifford Bert of Goodwill Baptist Church is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Scobey died Friday, May 3, 2002 at her home in Del City at the age of 54.

She was born Nov. 17, 1947 in Holdenville.

She worked as a dispatcher for Oklahoma City Public Schools for 22 years until the time of her death.

Scobey attended schools in Wewoka before moving to Del City in 1969.

She was a member of Middle Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roscoe Scobey; one son, Ivan Carolina; and one brother, Robert Fair.

Scobey is survived by her mother, Martha Ann Roberts of Wewoka; two daughters, Lisa Carolina of Oklahoma City and Teresa Kendrick of Killeen, Texas; three sons, Manuel Carolina Jr. of Oklahoma City and Jason Carolina and Oscar Michael McKinney, both of Del City; nine brothers, Wardell Barkus, Gerald Roberts, and Leon Jackson, all of Wewoka, Steven Sandridge of Los Angeles, Calif., Willie Fair of Tulsa, Roland Scobey of Oklahoma City, Roscoe Scobey Jr. of Washington D.C., and Royce and Derrick Scobey of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Debbie Bert of Spencer; and nine grandchildren.

Emma Gladys Seydel

Funeral services for Emma Gladys Seydel are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Seminole First Church of God.

Rev. P. Roger Brewer is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Bethany Memorial Garden in Sterling Heights, Mich. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

There will also be a memorial service at Bethany Church of God in Sterling Heights, where her cremains will be placed in the church’s Memorial Garden beside her beloved husband.

Emma died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002 at her home at the age of 94.

She moved to Seminole seven years ago from Detroit, Mich.

She was born March 31, 1908 in Detriot to John Emmanuel and Emma (Schultz) Grabke.

Emma married Karl Graff Seydel on June 24, 1931 in Detriot. They were married 63 years before he preceded her in death.

She was employed at J.L. Hudson’s Department Store in Detroit and Jacobson’s Department Store in Grosse Point Woods, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Harold, Raleigh, and Lewis Grabke; and two sisters, Mable Whitener and Lillian Craib.

Emma is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Karen I. and Rev. P. Roger Brewer of Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law, Neil C. and Florence Seydel of Grosse Point Farms, Mich.; four grandchildren, Neil C. Seydel Jr. of Roseville, Mich., Teri (Brewer) and David Hooten of Seminole, Shawn Brewer of Anderson, Ind., and Shannon (Brewer) and Mark Krenz of Anderson, Ind.; three great-grandchildren, Cody, Jacob, and Abbie Hooten; one brother, Volney Grabke of Harper Woods, Mich.; and two sisters, Ruth Davis of Burton, Mich., and Dorian Meintz of Mount Morris, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Church of God Memorial Fund, 214 W. Strothers, Seminole, OK, 74868.

Emma will be greatly missed by her family, her many friends at Seminole First Church of God and Seminole’s Heritage House.

She was a very active letter writer, corresponding regularly with more than 20 close friends and family members across the United States with personal news, prayers, and words of encouragement.

Her sense of humor and love for Jesus Christ and the church will continue to have influence for generations to come.

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Bob J. Sharber

Funeral services for Bob J. Sharber are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Richard Winters is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Dora Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sharber died Monday, April 29, 2002 at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 69.

He was born Sept. 28, 1932 in Vamoosa to A.C. and Hazel (Hailey) Sharber.

He married Joan (Walker) Sharber on Aug. 12, 1950 in Noble.

Sharber was a truck driver for 35 years before retiring in 1982.

He served in the United States Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

He served in Japan and Korea with the 45th Infantry and the 120th Medical Battalion.

Sharber received the Korean Service Medal with one bronze star, army occupation medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

He was also a member of the local 886 International Teamsters Union of Oklahoma City.

Sharber was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Joan Sharber in August of 1998.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Sharber of Maud; two sons, Bryan Kirk Sharber of Norman and Justin Kade Sharber of Konawa; and six grandchildren.

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Alma Ola Shaw

Graveside funeral services for former Konawa resident Alma Ola Shaw are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Kelly Payne is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Shaw died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Tulsa Specialty Hospital at the age of 80.

She was a longtime Konawa resident before moving to Fort Gibson in September of 2001.

She was raised in the Chickasha area.

Shaw was born Sept. 29, 1921 in Woodford to William A. and Alice (Wright) Addington.

She married Sanford A. Shaw on July 20, 1939 in Konawa.

She was a retired beautician.

Shaw was a member of Timothy Baptist Church in Muskogee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Jan. 19, 1993; an infant daughter, Sandra Mae Shaw; a foster son, Chiefton Camp; two brothers, James Marion Addington and William Terry Addington; and two sisters, Katie Connor and Dorothy Addington.

She is survived by three daughters, Debra Downey of Fort Gibson, and Carla Dixon and Darla Kelley, both of Konawa; two foster daughters, Christine Camp and Debbie Wheeler; one foster son, Amen Camp; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Delores Shaw

Funeral services for Wewoka native Delores Joan Shaw were held Monday in the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Henry Bell officiated.

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

Shaw died Thursday, March 21, 2002 in St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif. at the age of 66.

She was born Dec. 1, 1935 to Guy and Juanita Thomas.

She was christened in the Methodist Church in Wewoka and then moved to California at the age of 4 ½ .

Shaw married Robert Marcella Shaw in California.

She was employed by Hughes Aircraft Company, where she worked as a computer librarian for 10 years.

She was a member of the Calvary Chapel Church.

Shaw is survived by her husband of Clovis, Calif.; four children, Kyran Danaher of Sacramento, Calif., and Patrick Danaher, Michael Danaher, and Margaret Pierce, all of Clovis, Calif.; six grandchildren; her mother of Mareno Valley, Calif.; and one sister, Linda Mahoney of Buena Park, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1989.

 

Stanley V. Sims

Stanley V. Sims died Friday, May 17, 2002 at Unity Health North in Shawnee at the age of 70.

He was buried in Little Cemetery Friday under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sims was born Sept. 19, 1931 in Seminole to Irral O. and Bertie Mae (Word) Sims.

He married Betty R. (Masters) on Dec. 13, 1949 at Highway Baptist Church.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 30 years.

Sims was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Brian Sims of Seminole; two daughters, Karen Chandler of Seminole and Jeannie Sartors of Tulsa; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

James Slay

KERMIT, TEXAS – Graveside funeral services for James T. Slay, the brother of a Seminole resident, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Kermit Cemetery.

Rev. Emmett Upchurch was set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Slay died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002 at his residence in Kermit, Texas.

He was born Nov. 17 in 1920 in Dewar.

He was a retired rental car transporter.

Slay was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He married Corrine Kope on April 28, 1942 in Seminole.

He was Church of Christ and a resident of Kermit for eight years.

Slay was a member of the Shriners.

He is survived by his wife of Kermit, Texas; six sons, James Slay of Cushing, Mark Slay of Kermit, Texas, Scott Slay of Pampa, Texas, Gary Slay of Ft. Smith, Ark., Jerry Slay of Georgia, and Pat Slay of Cedarville, Ark.; three brothers, Bobby Slay of Amarillo, Texas, Leroy Slay of Muskogee, and Jack Slay of Perry; two sisters, Helen Downing of Seminole and Glenda Sue Ellings of Plano, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Lee Slay

Funeral services for Lee R. Slay, brother of Seminole resident Helen Downing, are scheduled for noon on Thursday at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Chaplain Bill Crow will officiate.

Military honors will be presented at graveside by members of VFW Post 474.

Services are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home of Muskogee.

Slay died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at Broadway Manor Health Care Center in Muskogee at the age of 79.

He was born to Albert and Letha (Floyd) Slay on Feb. 16, 1923 in Raiford.

Slay lived in Colorado before moving with his family to Seminole where he was raised.

During World War II, Slay was taken prisoner of war while fighting in the Philippines.

He was taken to Japan where he was in the Bataan Death March for four years.

Upon his release from the military, Slay came back to the states and signed with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base.

In 1955, Slay married Shirley Covington, and the couple worked in the electronic repair business until retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ricky Lee Slay; and one grandson, Shawn Reynolds.

Slay is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home; three sons, Michael Compton, Lee Slay Jr., Muskogee and Jeffrey Slay, also of Muskogee; three daughters, Jeannette Bartholet and Barbara Wolfe, both of Muskogee and Cheryl Slay, McAlester; two sisters, Helen Downing, Seminole and Glenda Von Ellen of Texas; two brothers, Jack Slay, Perry and Bobby Slay, Amarillo, Texas; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Dema Sloan

Graveside funeral services for Dema Louise Sloan are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada.

Rev. John Borrego is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sloan died Friday, March 8, 2002 at Sunset Estates Care Center in Maud at the age of 83.

She was born Jan. 7, 1919 in Tecumseh to Randolph and Lillie May (Eisenhower) Pounds.

She married Stephen A. Sloan.

He preceded her in death.

Sloan was a retired admitting supervisor and unit secretary at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada from 1966 to 1984.

She was a member of the Episcopal faith.

She has served in several areas at Valley View Hospial Auxiliary and was an officer of the Auxiliary Bowling League.

Sloan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Coree Pounds.

She is survived by one sister, Jerri Smith of Maud.

Brian Smith

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Brian Keith Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Mitch Williams is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 22.

He was born Aug. 9, 1980 in Ada to Margaret Ann (Wilson) Brown.

He was a self-employed painter and attended Konawa Public Schools.

Smith was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ester Wilson Fuller and his grandfather, Raymond Woodrow Wilson.

He is survived by his mother of Konawa; one son, Jason Keith Lynn Smith of Shawnee; one brother, Tommy Smith of Konawa; two sisters, Stephanie Stokes of Konawa, and Misty Smith of Ada.

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Smith

A memorial service for Charles "Chuck" Smith is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Garnett Baptist Church in Tulsa.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tonkawa under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home.

Smith died Monday, April 15, 2002 at the age of 47.

He was born April 24, 1954 in Ponca City to Max and Loretta Smith.

He attended Tonkawa Public Schools, Northern Oklahoma College, and Southwestern College in Weatherford.

Smith was employed in the oil industry with Shebester-Bechtel in Blackwell and Haliburton in Enid.

After he moved to Seminole, he was employed with Baker Service Tools.

After retiring early, he owned and operated Seminole Pest Control.

Smith is survived by his wife, Betty Carlene of the home; two daughters, Jaclyn Smith of Midwest City and Jennifer Campbell of Catoosa; two sons, Casey Smith of Oklahoma City and Jeffrey Campbell of Catoosa; his parents of Tonkawa; and one brother, Thomas Smith of Tonkawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Francis Hospice of Tulsa or the Tonkawa High School Football Field Fund.

Anderson Funeral Home will be the custodian of funds. They can be reached at 580-628-2323 or 866-824-2323 or at P.O. Box 337, Tonkawa, OK.

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C.C. "Doc" Smith

Mr. Smith was born to Morris M. and Elizabeth (Main) Smith on Jan. 26, 1927 in Tribbey.

He departed this life on Nov. 29, 2002 at the Norman Regional Hospital the age of 75 years.

Mr. Smith graduated from Tibbey High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Upon an Honorable Discharge, he enrolled in college at Oklahoma A&M. He attended college for 3 ½ years.

On July 5, 1949, he and Eula McKiddy were united in marriage at Gainesville, Texas.

They made their home on the same farm that they purchases in 1954 east of Noble.

They were married for 48 years before she preceded him in death on April 26, 1998.

Mr. Smith was employed with Tinker Air Force Base Civil Service as a Production Engineer for 37 years.

He also enjoyed ranching, fishing, camping, knife-making, genealogy, and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the Noble Church of Christ for over 20 years.

Mr. Smith was Past Master of the Noble Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of McAlester, Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Lexington, a past Deacon and Elder of the Noble Church of Christ, past Sunday School teacher, and retired caretaker of the Red Oak Cemetery east of Noble.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eula; two brothers, Lonnie V. Smith and Veachel Ray Smith; and one sister, Patricia Keas.

Those who survive him include two sons and their wives, Terry and Cheri Smith of Noble, and Ricci and Pam Smith of Shawnee; one daughter and son-in-law, Conna and Darrell Nemecek of Ada; two brothers, Leslie Smith of Tecumseh and Rep. M. Dale Smith of St. Louis; six grandchildren, Aimee Nemecek, Heather Smith, Shelby and Jordon Smith, Cortney and Jarod Smith; his mother-in-law, Bernice McKiddy of Noble; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

 

Don Smith

Funeral services for Seminole resident Don G. Smith were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Leon Lutts will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis, Okla., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 59.

He was born to Benjamin Alex Smith and Ruth Helen (Rogers) Smith on June 30, 1942 in Wewoka.

Smith married Karen Gayle (Crouse) Smith on Sept. 29, 1961 in St. Louis, Okla.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s of science degree in Radiologic Technology.

Smith was employed as an X-Ray Technician at Seminole Medical Center for 15 years, and at Griffin Memorial Hospital in Norman for 18 years.

He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church, and was also a Baptist minister at the church for 13 years.

Smith was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Karen G. Smith, and one son, Brandon G. Smith, both of the home; one daughter, LaDonna Gayle, Shawnee; two brothers, Darryl Smith and Ronnie Smith, both of Seminole; one sister, Carol Keesee, Shawnee; and two grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Randall Trammell, Jessie Pye, Steven Keesee, Shane Bowling, Larry Hudson, and Chris Skillings.

Honorary bearers are Russell McAlvain, Ronnie Yerby, and Rowdy Bernard.

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Don G. Smith

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Don G. Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis.

Smith died Saturday at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City, at the age of 59.

Further obituary information is pending.

 

Donald Smith

A military honors service for Donald Lee Smith is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Little Elm Cemetery in Frisco, Texas at 3 p.m. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Shawnee Regional Hospital at the age of 67.

He was born July 17, 1934 in Altoona, Pa. To Robert James and Sara Jane (Wilson) Smith.

He married Patsy Elaine (Stark) in Dallas, Texas.

Smith was an aircraft mechanic for US Airways.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He held the rank of sergeant.

Smith was a union member and a member of the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Steve Smith of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Gwen Smith of Shawnee and Marion Smith of Norman; one brother, Allan Smith of Altoona, Pa. and one sister, Bonnie Harter of Altoona, Pa.; and one grandchild.

Eugene ‘DoDo’ Smith

Funeral services for Wewoka native Eugene "DoDo" Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Davis.

Rev. Finis Steelman will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery, Davis, and will be under the direction of Fox Funeral Home, Davis.

Smith died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 in Stillwater at the age of 41.

He was born to Herman and Faye Smith on Oct. 11, 1960 in Wewoka.

Smith married Susie Bumgarner Smith on Nov. 18, 1994 in Texas.

Smith was a supervisor for C.D. Brown Construction and was employed with them for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herman Smith, Jr.; and one sister, Doris Ann Smith.

Smith is survived by his wife, Susie, of the home; two sons, Chase Smith, Sulpher and Jeremy Bumgarner, Davis; one daughter, Kim Lamb, Davis; two brothers, Dwight Smith and Grant Smith, both of Wewoka; seven sisters, Sue Dingle, Betty Sipes, Vicki Davis, and Shonna Porter, all of Wewoka, Angie Garreston, Waco, Texas, Pat Whelan, Seminole, and Kay Smart, Burns Flat; and five grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Richard Bland, Casey Brown, Corey Brown, Joe Don Leming, Jeff Wyatt, and Charlie Brown.

Honorary bearers are John Russell and Ron Stanford.

Eula Smith

Graveside services for Seminole resident Eula Lavena Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Glen Pence will officiate the services.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 at Sunset Estates Nursing Center in Tecumseh at the age of 80.

She was born to Johnny Lee Vincent and Lily Mae (Tackett) Vincent on Sept. 10, 1921 in Sims, Ark.

She married Floyd L. Smith on March 6, 1937 in Seminole.

He preceded her in death on July 3, 1996.

Smith was a life-long Seminole County resident, was of Baptist faith, and was a homemaker, and a retired housekeeper with Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Floyd; one son, Leonard Smith; an infant daughter; two granddaughters, Misty Smith and Lisa Smith; and several brothers and sisters.

Smith is survived by two sons, Billy Don Smith, Seminole and Larry Smith, Dover; four daughters, Wanda Wagstaff, Shawnee, Carolyn Kolander and Judy Smith, both of Seminole, and Pat Moore, North Richland Hills, Texas; one sister, Daisy Davis, Wewoka; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

 

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John Smith

CUSHING – Funeral services for John Smith are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home.

Rev. Stephen Orton, pastor of the New Hope Fellowship, Pentecostal Church of God, is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow in Union Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Smith died Monday, April 8, 2002 in St. Francis Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 77.

He was born June 22, 1924 in Walters to Samuel and Mary Mae (Bassett) Smith.

He had been a member of the New Hope Fellowship Pentecostal Church of God in Cushing for the last 2 ½ years of his life and considered it his home church.

Smith had been the pastor of several churches, including the Holdenville Atwood First Baptist Church, Midway First Baptist Church in Wewoka, Wolf First Baptist Church, and Forrest First Baptist Church in Chandler.

He began as a minister while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

He entered the United States Air Force, where he served for seven years before his discharge.

Smith then entered the United States Army.

While in the army, he served three tours in Vietnam, where he received the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars.

He eventually retired from the army on April 30, 1969.

Smith married LeaDean Reim on Dec. 28, 1995 in Cushing. The couple continued living in Cushing until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Linda Sue Smith; one son, Robert Lynn Smith; one brother, Bob Smith; two sisters, Irene Smith McCarter Hayes and Nora Smith Puienton; and two granddaughters, Xena Rodgers and Abbiegail Rodgers.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Kim Rodgers of Stillwater and Twila Mason of Seminole; one son, John Smith Jr. of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Marilyn McFarlin of Stillwater, Leora Barrows of Cushing, and Beverly Sneed of Gardner, Kans.; two stepsons, Cleo Johnson of Cushing and Terry Johnson of Chickasha; 27 stepgrandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

Karleta Mae Smith

Funeral services for Karleta Mae Smith, mother of Seminole County resident Karen Green, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Williamson Funeral Chapel, Wetumka.

Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Talala under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

Smith died Oct. 30, 2002, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center at the age of 69.

She was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Shawnee, to Oren and Caroline Dill Edgmon.

She was reared in the Shawnee area where she attended local schools. After graduation, she was employed by Sylvania Electric.

She attended beauty college and later worked as a cosmetologist for a short time.

In 1957, she moved to California, where she met and married Gerald Smith.

She attended business college where she was trained as a tax specialist.

They lived in several communities in the Ohji Valley before returning to Oklahoma in 1973. They settled in the Dustin area.

She was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Smith was preceded in death by an infant son, Glen Thomas; a sister, Donna Jean Hix; and a brother, Billy Edgmon.

Survivrs include her husband, Gerald, of the home; three daughters, Linda Keeter, Santa Maria, Calif., Karen Green of Seminole, and Karleta Wheat of Ada; and seven grandchildren.

 

Etha Snodgrass

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Etha C. "Sue" Snodgrass, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Delton Tollett will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the White Chimney Cemetery in Stuart at 2 p.m., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Snodgrass died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 67.

She was born to Malcolm McGehee and Josie Irene (Watkins) McGehee on April 26, 1935 in Cabiness.

She married Carl Henry Snodgrass on May 12, 1951 in Stuart.

Snodgrass lived in Shawnee for the past two years, moving from the Wolf area.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the United Daughters of the American Revolution.

Snodgrass was also a member of the Konawa Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl on Sept. 2, 2001; one infant sister and one infant grandson.

Snodgrass is survived by one son, Thomas Snodgrass, San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Hazel Hull, Meeker; three sisters, Beverly Evans, Perkins, Earlene Cole, San Antonio, Texas, and Doralee Hickerson, Stuart; Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Grace Snodgrass

Funeral services for Maud resident Grace Lucille (McCullough) Snodgrass are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Avoca Church of Christ in Asher.

Terry Newell is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Snodgrass died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002 at her home at the age of 60.

She was born March 5, 1941 in Dry Prong, La. to Ernest Eugene and Ada June (Collins) McCollough.

She had served as the housekeeping supervisor at Oklahoma Baptist University for the past 11 years.

Snodgrass was a member of the Thompson Heights Church of Christ in Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband, Jim Snodgrass in 1995; her son, Jack Snodgrass in 1996; granddaughter, April Dawn Snodgrass.

She is survived by her son, Jim Snodgrass of Konawa; two daughters, Terri Lane and Julie Neilsen, both of Maud; two brothers, Gene and Curt McCollough of Baldwin of Mo.; four sisters, Dale Collins of Springfield, Mo., Margie Gilley of Glen Dale, Ariz., Ida Moore of Little Rock, Miss., and Norma Cruz of Temple, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Jimmie Spencer

MUSTANG – Funeral services for Seminole native Jimmie Spencer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Chisolm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang.

Burial is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary.

Spencer died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 after a long battle with cancer.

He was 66.

He was born July 6, 1935 in Seminole to Jimmie and Mary Spencer.

On Feb. 16, 1973, Spencer married Jeanette Spencer.

He was an ordained minister.

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

Spencer is survived by his wife; one son, Steven Wilson of Mustang; one daughter, Diana Khanagov of Midwest City; one sister, Elizabeth Bartos of Seminole; and two granddaughters.

 

Preston Spencer

Graveside services for Seminole native Preston S. Spencer are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Rev. Wayne Dallas of Oklahoma City will officiate the services.

Spencer died Saturday at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 81.

He was born to Thomas Jefferson Spencer and Alice (Hollins) Spencer on Feb. 26, 1921 in Seminole.

His earlier life was spent in Seminole County where he attended and graduated from high school.

Spencer was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

He worked at Tinker Field for six years, and also worked at the Skirven Hotel in Oklahoma City.

Spencer later worked as a custodian at the State Capitol for 13 years before retiring in 1962.

He accepted Christ in his later years under Rev. Carol Buckner of Wildewood Christian Church.

Spencer was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Thomas.

He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Bryant, Oklahoma City; one sister, Laura Jefferson, Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bill Spicer

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Bill Spicer is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate the services.

Spicer died Friday April 19, 2002 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 75.

He was born to William Don Spicer and Minnie E. (Lloyd)Spicer on March 11, 1926 in Paris, Ark.

Spicer married Jean (Holt) Spicer on Aug. 28, 1948 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Spicer served in World War II as Yeoman Third Class.

Spicer received the Victory Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Ribbon with four stars, the American Campaign Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one star, a Presidential Unit Citation, and Ribbon Bar with Bronze Star.

He was a career educator who began his teaching experience at Sequoyah Schools outside of Claremore, where he was principal and coached basketball.

From there, he taught at Oolagah Schools and then on to the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore (Rogers State University), before moving to Seminole State College in 1972 where he was a math instructor until his retirement in 1987.

Spicer was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a door greeter.

He was also a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association, the VFW, and the American Legion.

Spicer was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Ina Mikles, and Diva Ann Henson.

He is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; one son, Don Spicer, Edmond; one daughter, Debbie Thompson, Novato, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial donations be sent to Vision 2000 at the First Baptist Church, Central Habitat for Humanity, or the charity of choice.

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Austin Riley Stafford

Graveside services for Austin Riley Stafford, infant son of Wewoka residents James and Jennie Stafford, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Services will be under the direction of Stout Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Tommy Azlin will officiate the services.

Stafford died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee.

He was born to James (Jim) and Jennie (Roulston) Stafford on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 in Shawnee.

Stafford is survived by his parents, of the home; two brothers, Tyler James Stafford and Swade Carter Stafford; one sister, Taylor Jo Adams; his maternal grandparents, Hiram and Jo Roulston, Sasakwa; his paternal grandparents, Ray and Shirley Stafford, Wewoka; his maternal great-grandfather, Lester Byerly, Spaulding; and his paternal great-grandmother, Minnie Prince, Wewoka.

Harold Stanberry

CENTRAHOMA – Graveside funeral services for former Seminole County resident Harold Junior Stanberry are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Centrahoma Cemetery.

Michael Stanberry is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stanberry died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 at Segoville, Texas at the age of 60.

He was born Feb. 15, 1941 in Centrahoma to Harold and Thelma (Heck) Stanberry.

He married Shawntay Stanberry.

Stanberry was a welder.

He was preceded in death by his father; his wife in 1987; and five brothers.

He is survived by his mother of Wolf; two sons, David and Mark Stanberry, both of Fairfield, Calif.; two daughters, Cathy Jo Stanberry and Tracy Rivera, both of Fairfield, Calif.; two brothers, Ron and Michael Stanberry, both of Wolf; one sister, Sherry Doyon of Wolf; and eight grandchildren.

Erma Stephens

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Erma Ilene (Guymon) Stephens were scheduled for Tuesday at the Paylor Chapel.

Interment is to follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery under the direction of Paylor Funeral Home.

Stephens died Saturday, June 29, 2002 at the age of 82.

She was born April 26, 1920.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and four brothers.

Stephens is survived by her husband, Lyle, of the home; one daughter, Joyce Winfrield of Midwest City; one son, Gene Stephens of Wewoka; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ramona Stewart

Funeral services for Konawa native Ramona Ruth (Pennokee) Stewart are scheduled for 2 p.m Saturday at Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church.

A wake service is set for 7 p.m. tonight at the Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

The body will be taken to Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church on Friday afternoon to lay in state until service time on Saturday.

Burial is to be at the Wilson Family Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stewart died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 at her residence at the age of 45.

She was born May 21, 1957 in Ada to Richmond and Virginia (Wolfe) Pennokee.

She was a certified medication aide.

Stewart was a member of Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

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

She is survived by two daughters, Monica Stewart and Alicia DeLana, both of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Nancy Musser, Susan Cardoza, Belva Pennokee, and Rachel Pennokee, all of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Richard Pennokee, Gary Pennokee, and Nathan Pennokee, all of Oklahoma City; and five grandchildren.

Mable Stillwell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mable (Sneed) Stillwell are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church.

Rev. Bobby Ray Curry will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stillwell died Monday May 20, 2002 at her home at the age of 72.

She was born to Lee Sneed and Johnnie (Burton) Sneed on Feb. 12, 1930 in Fairfield, Texas.

Stillwell attended Booker T. Washington School.

She married Earnest Stillwell on May 10, 1947 in Ada.

Stillwell was a homemaker, and was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Roger, and J.L. Sneed.

Stillwell is survived by her husband, Earnest, of the home; six children, Earnestine Galbreath, Earnest Stillwell, Jr., Janie Haywood, Helen Perkins, and Jimmy Stillwell; one sister, Willie Mae Saunders; one brother, John Sneed; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be family members.

Honorary bearers are Charlie James, Charles Johnston, James Wall, Roy Winrow, Reggie Wright, Herman Stillwell, and Jack Meeks.

Flower bearers are the Mission Society.

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Phillip Stinnett

Funeral services for Phillips Keith Stinnett are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.

Rev. David Nolen is set to officiate

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Chandler.

Stinnett died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 in Norman at the age of 75.

He was born Feb. 11, 1927 in Sparks to Charley and Beulah (Gaines) Stinnett.

He married Lillian Phillips on Sept. 30, 1950 in Sparks.

Stinnett worked as an industrial electrician for government contractors and was a rancher in Logan County.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #162 and was a 32nd degree mason.

He was also a member of Eastern Star.

Stinnett was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Guthrie.

He served in the United States Army at the White Sands Atomic Proving Grounds during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Stinnett is survived by his wife of Guthrie; three sons, Chris Stinnett of Seminole and Phillip and Andrew Stinnett, both of Florida; one daughter, Elizabeth Stevey of Florida; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Family Life Center of First Southern Baptist Church of Guthrie.

Allen Storie

Funeral services for Seminole resident Allen Madison Storie, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Burial followed at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Storie died Sunday May 5, 2002 at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 67.

He was born to Henry Gradie Storie and Bessie Lee Martin on Dec. 2, 1934 in Moore.

Storie served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1973, where he served on the Isle Rose, USS Edenton, and the SeaLab III.

He was part of the Man in the Sea Program and the Experimental Diving Unit.

Storie had the honor of diving with Jacques Cousteau, Phillipe Cousteau, and Scott Carpenter.

While serving his country, Storie received the Navy Commendation Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, five Good Conduct Awards, three Letters of Commendation, and a Letter of Appreciation for DSSP SEALAB Diver Support.

In the latter part of the 60s, Storie participated in numerous world-breaking dives and set a world record in 1968.

Also during this time, he attended Scuba Diving School, First Class, Second Class, and Saturation Diver School, ET "A" School, Mineman "A" School, Underwater Swimmers School, Firefighter School, Beckman Instrument School, ABC Warfare School, Mine Gyro School, and Second Class Electronics Technician.

Storie was a retired electrician from Tinker AFB, and a member of the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Madison Marie Ditsler; his parents; and one brother, William Storie.

Storie is survived by his wife, Cheryl Storie, of the home; two sons, Allen Storie and Dale Storie; two daughters, Anissa Leupold and Christina Ditsler; two brothers, Larry Storie and Donald Storie; three sisters, Wilma Keller, Janie Reynolds, and Jean Householder; two children from a previous marriage, David Coffee and Debra Coffee; and nine grandchildren.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to a charity of choice.

Ruth Stotler

PRAGUE – Funeral services for Ruth Stotler, the sister of Seminole resident Earl Jackson, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Parks Brothers Funeral Service Chapel.

Rev. Starland Davis and Rev. Morris Brown were set to officiate.

Burial is to follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service.

Stotler died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 in Prague at the age of 83.

She was born Aug. 5, 1919 near Stroud to Uriah and Ida Bell (Spradling) Jackson.

She had lived in Prague most of her life.

Stotler was a homemaker and a member of the Prague Holiness Church.

She married Berton A. Stotler on Nov. 26, 1938 in Shawnee. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1994.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Maxine Carpenter; and a brother, Jack Jackson.

Stotler is survived by three sons, Leslie Stotler of Newcastle, Gary Stotler of Del City, and Dennes Stotler of Prague; three daughters, Evelyn Phelps of Sellersburg, Ind., Sharon Stotler of Prague, and Brenda Cooper of Idabel; two brothers, Earl Jackson of Seminole and Leroy Jackson of Arkansas; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dean ‘Smokey’ Stover

Funeral services for Dean Richard "Smokey" Stover, Wewoka, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Jason Peters is scheduled to officiate, with burial under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stover, 71, died Saturday at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Idaho and moved to Seminole in 1985 from South Padre Island, Texas.

Growing up in south Texas, Stover was a shrimper on deep-sea boats, later serving as captain on deep-sea tugboats.

He was a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge.

Stover is survived by his daughter, Traci Stover Whitlock and her husband, Larry, of Seminole; two grandchildren, Kennedy and Landon Whitlock, Seminole, and another expected grandchild; his former wife and friend, and Joan (Vass) Stover, Cromwell.

He was preceded in death by his best friend, Blackie Parker, in 1999.

A memorial fund has been established at Security State Bank in Wewoka for donations to help with funeral expenses.

Vicki Lu Strayhorn

Funeral services for Vicki Lu (Neill) Strayhorn are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. David Karges is set to officiate.

Burial is set to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Strayhorn died Friday, April 5, 2002 at her home in Tecumseh at the age of 45.

She was born Dec. 8, 1956 in Albuquerque, N.M. to Homer Lee and Louise Lucille (Molleur) Neill.

She married Ricky Lynn Strayhorn on Oct. 5, 1989 in Seminole.

Strayhorn was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Methodist Church in Albuquerque, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her mother, in 1999 and one brother, Gary Neill in 1978.

She is survived by her father of Seminole; one son, Cody Lynn Strayhorn of the home; and one daughter, Tori Leigh Strayhorn of the home.

William ‘Bill’ Stringfellow

Funeral services for William W. "Bill" Stringfellow are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Pastor Charles Troglin and Pastor Bob Bobranski are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Weleetka Cemetery in Weleekta.

Stringfellow died Saturday, April 27, 2002 at his home in Wewoka following a lengthy illness.

He was 51.

He was born Jun e29, 1950 in Wetumka to William L. and Patricia Ann Spillers Stringfellow.

Stringfellow served on the Citizens Improvement League of Wewoka (CILOW) as secretary from 1993 until 1996 after moving there from Los Angeles.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother of Wewoka; and two sisters, Joyce Elaine Wiley and Kathleen Y. Dobransky, both of Torrance, Calif.

Visitation is planned for Sunday afternoon in the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

The Stringfellow family has requested that donations be made to CILOW, Ada Hospice or Other Options, Inc. in Bethany.

Virgie Lee Sullens

Funeral services for Maud resident Virgie Lee Sullens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Pam Shirk is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sullens died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at Valley View Hospital in Ada at the age of 100.

She was born Aug. 29, 1901 in Ranger, Texas to James Perry and Lela (Morton) Collins.

She married Edgar W. Sullens on April 4, 1920 in Moses, N.M.

Sullens was the head cook with the Guymon Public Schools for many years.

She did volunteer work at the senior citizen nutrition center in Konawa from 1978 until August of 2000.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Konawa and the Order of the Eastern Star in Ada.

Sullens was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in December of 1977; one great-granddaughter; and two brothers, J.D. and Preston Collins.

She is survived by two sons, Perry Sullens of Sacramento, Calif., and Kenny Sullens of Zanesville, Ind.; three daughters, Earline Harris of Konawa, Lela Mae Randolph of Kingwood, Texas, and Darline Calvert of Tulsa; one brother, Elvis Collins of Amarillo, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

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Queenie Sullivan

Funeral services for Queenie Sullivan are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis First Baptist Church.

Rev. Glen Peck is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sullivan died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at Sunset Estates of Tecumseh Care Center at the age of 93.

She was born May 13, 1908 in Cedar Glades, Ark. to Arron Joshua and Epsie P. Gillham.

She married W.M. Sullivan on May 11, 1927 in Pottawatomie County.

He preceded her in death on July 2, 1972.

Sullivan was a homemaker and a charter member of the St. Louis First Baptist Church.

She was a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years at the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and one son, William Harold "Frog" Sullivan on March 15, 1993.

Sullivan is survived by one son, Bill Sullivan of St. Louis; six grandchildren; one sister, Delia Castillow of Shawnee; 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Gary Smith, Rusty Sullivan, Marty Sullivan, Michael Robins, Craig Kilcrease, and Hugh Megee.

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Shalinda Breann Swanson

Funeral services for Shalinda Breann Swanson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Steve Cline is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Swanson died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 19 days.

She was born in Seminole on Feb. 2, 2002 to Gregory D. Bloom and MyLinda Ann Swanson.

She is survived by her mother and father of the home; her brother, Samuel Keith Swanson of the home; her aunt, Tonya Lynn Swanson of the home; maternal grandmother, Linda Lou Swanson; paternal grandparents, Mark and Debbie Edgell of Seminole; her uncles, Mark, Tony, and Bruce Edgell, all of Seminole; and her godfather, David Arbuckle of Seminole.

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F.A. ‘Tot’ Swarb

MAUD – Funeral services for F.A. "Tot" Swarb are schduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church.

Rev. Wayne Taylor is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Swarb died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Sunset Estates of Tecumseh at the age of 92.

He was born Aug. 25, 1910 to James Richard and Mary Jane (Dixon) Swarb.

He married Elena Cora Raper in February of 1937 in Pauls Valley.

She preceded Swarb in death on May 20, 1996.

He was a school bus driver for Maud Public School for many years.

He was a cattle rancher and worked for Pottawatomie County District #3.

Swarb was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; two sisters; and one daughter, Beverly Young.

He is survived by one daughter, Jackie McGowan of Shawnee; four granddaughters; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Violet Roundtree and Elsie Hogan, both of Taft, Calif.

Mollie Sweeden

Funeral services for Wewoka native Mollie A. Sweeden were held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Interment followed at Holdenville Cemetery, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Sweeden died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2002 in Holdenville at the age of 75.

She was born to George Powell and Josephine Gibbs Powell on Dec. 28, 1926 in Wewoka.

Sweeden worked at the Lillian Russell sewing factory for a number of years, then, after the plant closed, she worked for the Heritage Nursing Home as a Nurses Aid.

She then retired from there and resided in Holdenville until her death.

Sweeden was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Vicki Lynn Larney; one brother, Bobby Leon Powell; and two sisters, Lucy Powell and Amy Powell Larney.

She is survived by one daughter, Carroll Lynn (Larney) Gooden, Gallup, N.M.; one brother, Benjamin Powell, Oklahoma City; one sister, Ellen Powell Moore, Eufaula; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Rose Swing

Funeral services for Rose Ann Swing were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Mitch Williams was set to officiate.

Burial followed at Vamoose Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Swing died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

She was a former Konawa resident and had been a resident of Oklahoma City for several years.

She was born June 25, 1934 in Konawa to Memory Bryce and Ora Alice (Blackwood) May.

Swing married Leon Wilbur Swing in 1973 in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death in 1989.

She was a meat wrapper for Homeland for over 17 years and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Mary Cole.

Swing is survived by two sons, Don Musgrove of Harrah and Larry Musgrove of Oklahoma City; one brother Darrell May of Oklahoma City; one sister, Betty Jo Dye of Moore; and three grandchildren.

Joan G. Tate

Services for Seminole resident Joan G. Tate were scheduled to be held at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Rev. Lynn Borrego was set to officiate.

Burial was scheduled to follow at 2 p.m. at the Davenport Cemetery, Davenport, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Tate died Saturday, Feb. 16 at Edmond Regional Hospital, Edmond, at the age of 72.

She was born Sept. 20, 1929 in Davenport, to Henry and Dorothy (Clark) Hodges.

On May 22, 1948, she married Bill Tate, in Davenport.

Tate attended Davenport schools, and was a social worker with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for more than 20 years.

She was a member of St. Mark Episcopal Church in Seminole, and a member of the Board of Mental Health of Southern Oklahoma, of which she was president in previous years.

Tate was preceded in death by both parents and one brother.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; one daughter, Dinda Rachel, Ada; one son, Mark Tate, Meeker; four grandchildren and their spouses and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Samuel Teague

Graveside services with military honors for Wewoka native Samuel DeWayne Teague will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa, Texas.

Services will be under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home, Odessa, Texas.

Teague died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2001 in Taylor, Mich., at the age of 63.

He was born June 28, 1938 in Wewoka.

Teague worked in the pipeline industry much of his life.

While living in Odessa, Teague was employed for a short time with Sewell Ford.

He and his wife Myrna (Sanderson) Teague owned and operated the Winners Inn Motel in Ruidoso, N.M., from 1999 to 2001.

Teague was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Myrna, of the home; two sons, Phillip Inman, Lewisville, Texas, and Charles Smith, Las Vegas, Nev.; five sisters, Jeanetta Calhoun, Odessa, Texas, Mischelle Schumucker, Gainesville, Mo., Nancy Mathis Bryant, Wewoka, Dana Lee Proffit, Joplin, Mo., and Shawnda Teague, Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Shirley Tingwald, Wewoka; and five grandchildren.

Benny Joe Tebe

Funeral services for Benny Joe Tebe are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

A wake service is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Tebe died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at his home in Sapulpa at the age of 65.

He was born May 4, 1937 in Seminole County to Authur and Munnah (Fife) Tebe.

He was Ruby Jo (Shields) in 1995 in Shawnee.

Tebe retired in 1995 from the Shipping Department at JC Penny.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dena Tebe this year; and two brothers, Henry Tebe and Bobby Tebe.

Tebe is survived by his wife of the home; his two step-grandchildren he raised, Amy and Sara McMenis, both of Tulsa; four brothers, Lloyd Tebe of Lawrence, Kans., Vernon Tebe of Konawa, and Jimmy Tebe and Paul Tebe, both of Sasakwa; and one sister, Lucy of the home.

Lottie Teehee

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lottie Teehee were scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Buddy Harjo was set to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Teehee died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at Carl Albert Indian Health Center in Ada at the age of 70.

She was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Dustin to Joe and Winey (Letka) Marshall.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sand Creek Baptist Church.

Teehee was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ross Teehee.

She is survived by two sons, Wally and Terry Teehee of Seminole; four daughters, Shirley Perez and Betty Friare, both of Seminole, Joann Tebe of Konawa, and Josephine Teehee of Lawrence; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Vernon Ross Tebe, Wally Teehee, Lorenzo Perez, Ross Perez, Justin Perez, Thomas Friare, and Lesandro Friare.

Bonnie B. Anderson Terry

Funeral services for Bonnie B. Anderson Terry are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harvey Road Baptist Church. C

Cecil Anderson and Rev. Carl Whitfield are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Terry died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at her home in Earlsboro at the age of 72.

She had lived in the Earlsboro area for the past 40 years, moving there from Altus.

She was born June 3, 1930 in Salina to Arlie L. and Irean Ione (Comstock) Armbrister.

Terry married Noeal Anderson Jr. on Dec. 10, 1949 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1993.

She married Rev. Leonard Terry on March 21, 1984 in Altus. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2000.

She was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church.

Terry was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, Ricky W. Anderson; and three sisters, Cora Scott, Ada Jarman, and Fern Firkins.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Chaffin and Kathy Stacy, both of Earlsboro; five brothers, Coule Armbrister of Oklahoma City, George Armbrister and Louis Armbrister, both of Claremore, Claude Armbrister of Oolagah, and Wayne Armbrister of Fouke, Ark.; one sister, Faye Ellick of Clarmore; 13 grandchildren and five great-granchildren.

Pallbearers are Clint Chaffin, Lance Wilson, Joe Waller, Ray Selman, Aaron Chaffin, Lynn Combs, and Jack Combs.

Honorary bearer is Danny Hunter.

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Abel Thomas

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Abel James Thomas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Mekusukey Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Houston Tiger are set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Hayecha (Narcomey) Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday night at Mekusukey Baptist Church.

Thomas died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 at Oklahoma City at the age of 25.

He was born June 29, 1976 in Madras, Ore. To James and Avis Elain (Goodlance) Thomas.

He married Starlite (Christie) Thomas on June 7, 1997 in Oklahoma City.

Thomas was a welder.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Lance Thomas.

He is survived by his mother of North Dakota; his wife of the home; three sons, Abel Thomas, Conchattee Thomas, and Lance Thomas, all of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Almya Thomas of Oklahoma City; five brothers, Sam Goodlance of Washington, Delino Thomas of Oregon, Teddy Perez and Mario Perez, both of North Dakota, and James Thomas of Nevada.

Casket bearers are Sam Goodlance, Delino Thomas, Adrian Satepauhoodle, Austin Satepaudhoole, Tim Franklin, and Thomas McNolity.

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Juanita Thomas

Graveside funeral services for Juanita Chitwood Thomas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Henry Bell is set to officiate.

Thomas died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Riverside, Calif. at the age of 83.

She was born in Wister on Oct. 14, 1918 to Graham Garfield and Elphia Florence Donathan Chitwood.

She married Guy Thomas on Jan. 6, 1935 in Wetumka. He preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1989.

They lived in Wewoka until World War II.

In 1940, the couple moved to California, where they lived for a number of years.

They moved to Prague in 1985.

Thomas returned to California in 1997. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Delores Thomas Shaw.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Thomas Mahoney of Buena Park, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Sarah Thomas

Funeral services for Sarah Etta (Dehart) Thomas were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Baggerly South Chapel.

Burial was to follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman under the direction of Baggerly South Funeral Home.

Thomas died Friday, July 26, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 88.

She was born June 4, 1914 in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nath and Nancy Dehart; two sisters; three brothers; one son, Jerry D. Thomas; her husband, Johnnie Samuel Thomas; and four grandsons.

Thomas is survived by one brother, Joshua Dehart; three sons, Farriel, Harold, and Billy; two daughters, Doris Overtuff and Delores Nieman, both of Oklahoma City; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Beuna Thompson

BETHANY – Funeral services for longtime Earlsboro resident Beuna Muriel (Tilley) Thompson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Mercer-Adams Funeral Chapel.

Interment is to follow in Bethany Cemetery under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Services.

Thompson died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 in Norman at the age of 88.

She was born in May 18, 1913 in Arkansas to John Sherman and Marion (Tucker) Tilley.

She married Freeman "Jay" Thompson in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 27, 1941.

Thomson was preceded in death by her husband, on June 26, 2000; her parents; and one brother, Raymond Tilley.

She is survived by her son, William Jay Thompson of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Daphane DeWitt of Nixa, Mo.; one brother, Aubrey Tilley of California; four granddaguthers; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Francis ‘Sarge’ Thompson

Graveside funeral services for Konawa resident Francis "Sarge" Henry Thompson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lightning Ridge Cemetery in Roff under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., is set to officiate.

Thompson died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at DVA Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 82.

He was born Sept. 20, 1920 in Roff to Sam Henry and Eva Lee (Simmons) Thompson.

He was a retired truck driver for McLean Trucking Company.

Thompson was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was of the Catholic faith and a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lola Thompson; one sister, Hazel Lee Garrett; and one brother, Jordan Thompson.

Thompson is survived by two brothers, John P. Thompson and Kenneth R. Thompson, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister, Thelma King of Konawa.

Lewey Thompson

Funeral services for Lewey Justin Thompson, the nephew of Seminole resident Fried Atyia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Chaney’s Memorial Chapel.

Rev. Jerry Holloway and Rev. John Grubs are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Choctaw Nation Honor Guard and the United States Marine Corps.

Services are under the direction of Chaney’s Funeral Home.

Lewey died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 in Savanna at the age of 37.

He was born to Michael K. and Judy C. (Oliver) Thompson on Aug. 20, 1965 in McAlester.

He graduated from Enid High School.

Lewey served in the United States Marine Corps in 1983.

He graduated from Colorado Springs Culinary Institute in 1992.

He worked for C-2 Utility Construction Co. in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lewey had worked for Komar, Citgo, Thrift-T Mart, and currently worked for L.C.’s Dandy Mart and as a carrier for the U.S.A. Today newspaper.

He was a member of the Indian Nation U.S. marine Corps detachment.

He is survived by his mother, Judy C. Thompson of the home; uncles, Harold "Corky" Oliver and wife Beth of McAlester, Fried Atyia of Seminole, Howard Lalman of McAlester; aunts, Betty Gilmore and husband Jim of New Braunsfel, Texas, Melody Thompson of Marlow; great-aunt, Tillie Oliver of McAlester; great-great uncle, Jack Willis of Ponca City; numerous cousins; special friend Mike Bailey; and Lewey’s special pets, "Taz," "Jasmine," and "Peetie."

His father, Michael K. Thompson; grandmother, Opal B. Oliver; aunts, Pauline Lalman and Sandra Atyia; and an uncle, Bill Thompson, preceded Lewey in death.

The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Chaney Haskins Funeral Home.

Following the funeral service, lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Thursday at Choctaw Community Center.

Pallbearers will be members of the Indian Nation detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps League.

Honorary pallbearers are Leroy Stewart, Jerry Banker, Mike Bailey, Gene Osborne, Paul Griffith, and Clint Folsom.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Oklahoma Chapter.

Bobby Thoms

CHOCTAW – Funeral services for Bobby G. Thoms were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. this morning at the Barnes and Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was to follow at Little Cemetery.

Thoms died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 at the age of 69.

He was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Clarksville, Texas to S.C. and Vivian Thoms.

He served over eight years in the United States Air Force.

Thoms played lea guitar in the Pima County Band.

He retired from Tinker in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Wynella; and one sister, Shirley Baker.

Thoms is survived by his wife, Shirley of the home; his mother; four children, Margie Galindo, Larita Hill, Sonny Bailey, and Michael Bailey; six grandchildren; and one sister, Martha McGuinnis.

Barney Ray Tiger-Emarthla

Imogene Tiger-Emarthla

Funeral services for former Seminole County residents Barney Ray Tiger-Emarthla, 75, and Imogene Bernice Tiger-Emarthla, 72, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cold Springs Indian Church, located ½ miles west of Hwy. 99 on Hwy. 39 east of Konawa.

Revs. Edwin Jimboy and Leroy "Rusty" Davis will officiate.

The couple died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 as a result of an auto accident near Holdenville.

Interment will follow at the Emarthla Family Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A wake service will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Barney was born to Markosy Emarthla and Lucy Franks Emarthla on July 27, 1927 in Seminole County.

He was a member of the Middle Creek No. 2 Baptist Church, and was baptized on June 13, 1937.

Barney attended school in Konawa and was employed by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation until he retired in 1971.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jimmy and Alex; and two sisters, Yannah Factor and Eliza Johnson.

Barney is survived by three brothers and one sister.

Imogene was born to Amos Tiger and Julia Wise Tiger on July 6, 1930 in Seminole County.

She graduated from Dewight Mission in Vian and attended Draughen’s Business College.

Imogene was a seamstress and was employed by Big Yank until her retirement.

She was also a member of the Hilltop Presbyterian Indian Church.

Imogene was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, J. Lynn Tiger; and two sisters, Messilda Moppin and Winnie Mae Factor.

She is survived by her brother and sister, Kelly Tiger and Frances Jo Tiger, both of Holdenville.

The couple is survived by their children, Marcie Tiger and Dorsey Tiger, both of Holdenville, Lynn Tiger, Owasso, Danny Tiger and Dena Tiger Kloehr, both of Broken Arrow, and Donna Tiger and Marilyn Tiger, both of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for Barney will be Noah Downing, Dorsey Tiger, Sr., Bud Keesee, Richard Emarthla, Steve Kloehr and Gilbert Beard.

Honorary bearers will be Darryl Byerly and Wesley Factor.

Pallbearers for Imogene will be Marcie Tiger, Danny Tiger, Victor Tiger, Anthony Tiger, Chris Tiger and Jim Stewart.

Honorary bearers will be Arturo Band and George Franks.

The couple were married on Nov. 16, 1951, and made their home in Hughes County.

 

Barney Ray and Imogene Tiger-Emarthla

Olan Tilley

Olan C. Tilley, 93, of Wewoka, passed away at his home April 19.

He was born in Heber Springs, Ark. on July 3, 1908, to the late John Oscar and Mamie Salter Tilley.

Tut and Eadith Cummings were married on Oct. 3, 1930, and they shared 71 years together, raising their family during which time,

Tut joined the United States Army on Dec. 10, 1942, and fought in the India and Burma Campaigns during World War II.

He returned home and lived in Wewoka for 58 years while operating his own drilling company until he retired.

Mr. Tilley was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife, of the home and two children, Mike Tilley, Wewoka, and Judy Tilley Bivens and her husband, Robert of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Owen Tilley, Tulsa, Jason Tilley, Boston, Mass., and Tricia Bivens, Apache; six great-grandchildren, Jamie Taylor, Cassie Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Steven Bivens, Dakota Bivens, Olivia Faith Tilley; two sisters, Lorene Visconty, Seattle, Wash. and Loreta Bush, Midwest City; one brother, Lyndell Tilley, Riverton, Wyo.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Fern Claybrook and Loyce Gremore and three brothers, Noel, Orville and Virgil Tilley.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Assembly of God Church, Wewoka, with Pastor Perry Justus and Rev. Bruce Benson officiating.

Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Jim Morphis, Dan Ervin, Will Justus, Jacob Lujan, Robert Knapp, and Loyal Mantooth.

Honorary pallbearers are John Grimes, John Norman, Ron Good, Bill Bland, Johnny Vaughn and Ernest Moore.

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Ruby Timmons

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ruby Avirl Timmons were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Chris Stinnett officiated.

Burial followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Timmons died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002 at Pioneer Nursing Home at the age of 82.

She was born Nov. 23, 1919 in Stigler to John Andrew and Rosie Etta (Legrand) Lofton.

She married Willie "Bill" Timmons on May 1, 1952 in Wichita, Kans.

Timmons was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of the home; and one daughter, Mary Colleen Strong of Clarinda, Iowa.

Casket bearers are Paul Lofton, Robert Lofton, Terry Lofton, Keith Lofton, Bill Parker, and Howard Rankin.

Timmons

Donald E. Tolle

CUSHING – Funeral services for former Seminole resident Donald E. Tolle were scheduled for this afternoon in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home.

Dale Wells is set to officiate.

Burial was to follow in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Tolle died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at his home in Cushing at the age of 78.

He was born April 4, 1924 in Rushville, Ill. to Claude E. and Goldia Tolle.

His family then moved to Oklahoma and he was raised and educated in the Seminole area.

Tolle entered the United States Navy on Sept. 12, 1941 and served in the Pacific Campaign during World War II.

He was a musician and had recently been inducted into the Oklahoma County Music Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Berneice Cook of Cushing; two daughters, Deanne M. Haus of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Leanna M. Cannon of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Bob Tolle of Dallas, Texas and Don B. Schooley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Ruth Woods of Cushing; one brother, Gerald R. Tolle of Boron, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Tolle was preceded in death by one daughter, Claudia D. Davis; and two brothers, Harold M. Tolle and George W. Tolle.

The family requests memorials be made to the Judith Harman Hospice.

Jimmie Trammell

Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Jimmie Dale Trammell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Dr. Bob Birdwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Trammell died Thursday at his Shawnee home at the age of 75.

He was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Prague to William F. and Audry (Schwantes) Trammell.

He graduated from Centerview High School, north of Seminole.

He served in the US Army from 1945 to 1947, receiving an honorable discharge.

He worked for Canadian Valley Electric from Feb. 6, 1952, until his retirement as staking supervisor in 1991.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Shawnee.

Trammell married Maxie June Scarborough on Oct. 5, 1950, in Wewoka.

He later married Mary Joann Eastman on June 10, 1977. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Jimmie Dale Trammell Jr., Danny Floyd Trammell and Roger Barry Trammell; two stepdaughters, Margaret Ann Neighbors and Marilyn Sue Jones; one sister, Mary Lee Gentry; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; three stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Paul David Trammell; one grandson, Curtis Scott Trammell; and two brothers, Claude Harris Trammell and Jack William Trammell.

Mary Turner

Funeral services for Mary Wilma Turner, 79, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Revs. Namiqa A. Shipman and Meredith Robinson will officiate.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Turner died Aug. 5, 2002, in Heritage Village Nursing Home, Holdenville.

She was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Searcy County, Ark., to Walter V. Shipman and Leanna Jay Ragland Shipman.

She grew up in the Stonewall area, graduating from Stonewall High School in 1941.

She attended East Central State College in Ada and was employed by Security State Bank until her retirement in 1990.

She was married to Simon L. Bramlett, who died in 1966.

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

She married George S. Turner, Holdenville, on April 5, 1990. He survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include one brother, Bill Shipman, Maud; three nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will include Cato Jones, Mark Barnhart, James K. Lively, Fred Smith, Dale Williams and Richard Ellwanger.

Honorary pallbearers will include L.D. Tribble, Vic Watts, Merle Belford and Ralph Roush.

 

Lawrence Venis

Funeral services for longtime Seminole and Hughes County resident Lawrence Howard Venis are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Revs. Russell Payne and Allen Wood will officiate.

Burial will follow the service at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Venis died Sunday, March 24, 2002 in Shawnee at the age of 81.

He was born to John Venis and Janie (Roberts) Venis on Aug. 3, 1920 in Stuart.

Venis attended school in Yeager and was raised in the Hughes County area.

He lived most of his life in the Seminole and Hughes County areas and owned several motels and restaurants in the area.

Venis married Juanita Eubanks on June 3, 1939. She preceded him in death on March 8, 1983.

He later married Anzel Logan.

A veteran of World War II, Venis served in the Military Police division of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Anzel, of the home; two daughters, Peggy Parker, Houston, Texas, and Francis Lofton, Stratford; one son, Dwain Venis, Oklahoma City; six stepchildren, Don and Jimmie Logan, Wewoka, Sharon and Jim Hutchinson, Dallas, Texas, and Lana and Denis Senechel, Edmond; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Homer Parker, James Lofton, Glynn Parker, Gary Bratcher, Shane Venis and Taylor Parker.

Mary Vernado

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mary Maple (Stevenson) Vernado were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today in Chicago.

Burial was to follow in Chicago under the direction of Brookins Funeral Home.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Vernado died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002 in Chicago at the age of 68.

She was born Jan. 31, 1934 in Wewoka to Mose and Daisy Stevenson.

She graduated from Douglas School in Wewoka.

Vernado attended Langston University for a year before moving to Kansas City, Mo. and then to Chicago, Ill.

She worked for the Illinois Board of Education before retiring in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Louis Stevenson; and three sisters, Josephine Stevenson, Wilma Jean Malone, and Blinzie Watterson.

Vernado is survived by her husband, Robert Vernado of Chicago, Ill.; four daughters, Donna Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Cheryl Woods of Atlanta, Ga., Sherry Billingslea of Lewisville, Texas, and Luwanda Byrd of Wewoka; two sons, Arthur Smith of Chicago, Ill. and Keith Shelton of Texas; three brothers, Wilbur Stevenson, Alphonso Stevenson, and Willie Stevenson, all of Wewoka; one sister, Earnesine Gray of Oklahoma City; and a host of grandchildren.

Rev. Edward Vincent Sr.

Funeral service for Rev. Edward Vincent St. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Ada.

Interment is to follow at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors.

Vincent died Sunday, May 1, 2002 at the age of 69.

He was born July 26, 1932 in Leader County to George and Jeannette Vincent.

He was a resident of Shawnee.

Vincent worked at Service Chevrolet in Ada and retired from General Motors as a forklift driver.

He pastored several churches including the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Seminole and the Morning Star Baptist Church of Checotah.

He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Living Stone Lodge #172 in Wewoka.

Vincent received an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces in 1960.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Vincent; two daughters; five sons; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mack Walker

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mack D. Walker are scheduled for noon on Wednesday at the Jackson Family Cemetery.

Rev. Kevin Burdine will officiate the services, which will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home and Doty Nash Funeral Home.

Walker died last week in Chicago at the age of 68.

He was born to Willie B. Lee and H.D. Walker on Oct. 19, 1933 in West Carroll, La.

Walker served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge.

He married Katherine Roberts Walker, who precedes him in death.

He was also prededed in death by his parents; one sister; and a grandmother.

Walker is survived by two daughters, Vonda and Sharon; one son, Kermitt; two brothers, Melvin and Bubba; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Millie Walker

Graveside funeral services for Millie (Taylor) Walker are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Larry Chesser is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Walker died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 69.

She was born Dec. 4, 1932 in Sasakwa to Hulin Brooks and Hazle (Dunn) Taylor.

She married Willie D. Walker on Sept. 20, 1951.

He preceded Walker in death on July 19, 1989.

She was a homemaker and a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

She was an active member of the Tracy Rebekah Lodge.

Walker was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son, Willie Dale Walker and two brothers, Joe and Wayne Taylor.

She is survived by one son, Law Ray Walker of Seminole; one sister, Dorothy Moody of Seminole; two brothers, Ray Taylor of Seminole and Bill Taylor of Tulsa; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Walker

 

Howard Walkingstick

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Howard Chandler Walkingstick are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Joe Robinson is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Walkingstick died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002 at the age of 87.

He was born in Tahlequah on Jan. 7, 1915.

He graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1932.

Walkingstick attended Okmulgee Business College before leaving in 1935 for George Washington University.

He graduated in 1946 as a professionally trained social worker.

He left Washington for Chicago when World War II was declared. He volunteered into the Army in May of 1943 and was discharged in June of 1946.

Walkingstick returned to his federal job in Chicago where he also did volunteer work, which led him to the University of Denver School of Social Work.

He received his Masters in 1949 and was detailed to Albuquerque Bureau of Indian Affairs, the United Pueblo Agency.

After working in many states with Native Americans, he retired at Anadarko on Oct. 30, 1970 where he had been since 1954.

Walkingstick was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis, the Oklahoma Welfare Association, and many other organizations.

Most recently, Walkingstick lived in Holdenville where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He was a regular at Kiwanis and the HSPS as well as the Elks Lodge and bingo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon R. and Rebecca (Chandler) Walkingstick and eight siblings.

Walkingstick is survived by one sister, Galela Walkingstick.

Billy Joe Wallace

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Sasakwa native Billy Joe (Nation Red) Wallace are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Jerusalem Temple Church of God in Christ.

Rev. Clifford Bert of Goodwill Baptist Church

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Wallace died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002 at Veterans Hospital.

He was born Aug. 11, 1947 in Sasakwa to Ida Belle Dennis and Thomas Wallace.

He attended school in Sasakwa and later moved to Oklahoma City where he graduated from Douglas High School.

In 1966 Wallace enlisted in the United State Army where he was stationed in Fort Huachuka, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Thomas Wallace, Jr.

He is survived by his mother of Oklahoma City; three sons, Billy Wallace Jr., Brandon Wallace, and Chance Wallace, all of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Larry Wallace of Virginia Beach, Va., Wilbert Wallace of Oklahoma City, and Roy Wallace of Harrisburg, Pa.; and four sisters, Lillian Cox Lee of Oakland, Calif., Lois Ann Fountain of Grand Rapids, Minn., Joyce Wallace of Tulsa, and Evangelist Gloria "Donna" Wallace of Tulsa.

 

William Doyle Wallace

BONO, ARK. – Graveside funeral services for William Doyle Wallace are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. for the immediate family and from 6 to 8 p.m. for the public at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.

Services are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home.

Wallace died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Unity North Hospital at the age of 72.

He was born Dec. 26, 1929 in Loneoak, Ark. to Harvey Joe and Willie Mae (Gallauher) Wallace.

He married Omega Mae Wallace on Dec. 14, 1949 in Craighead, Ark.

She preceded Wallace in death on Feb. 8, 1994.

He was a retired machinist and sheet metal worker.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

He is survived by four sons, Bud Wallace, William A. Wallace, Monty Doyle Wallace, and James L. Wallace, all of Maud; three daughters, Patricia Wallace, Jeannie Baize, and Willena Beck, all of Maud; 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Veta M. (McGehee) Warden

Veta Mae (McGehee) Warden, 77, of Seminole, passed away Sunday in Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Seminole County to John W. and Virgie (Green) McGehee.

Veta grew up in the Strother community, graduating from Strother High School in 1943.

Veta married Kenneth F. Warden on Aug. 14, 1943, in Paden.

While her husband served in World War II, she lived in North Carolina and worked at various occupations in support of the war effort.

The couple moved back to the Strother community in 1947, where she and her husband raised five children.

She worked at part-time jobs while raising her kids.

She drove a bus for Strother School and worked at the election booths as a ballot officer for many years.

She and her husband worked for the Corps of Engineers as gatekeepers at Porum Landing on Lake Eufaula for three years and at Strayhorn Landing at Lake Tenkiller for one year, a job she truly loved, because she loved meeting and getting to know people.

She enjoyed living on the farm, raising animals, planting vegetable gardens, flowers and plants.

She also enjoyed doing crafts to give for gifts.

She was an avid sports fan and one of her greatest pleasures was watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in their activities over the years.

Veta is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Don and Sharon of Tecumseh, and Kenneth Lynn and Linda of Seminole; daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Joe North of Fort Smith, Ark., Karol Jean and Charley Parker of College Station, Texas, and Denise Davis and her friend Mike Vass of Seminole.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Amy Szczepan of Shawnee, Pam and Mike Bailey of Paden, Kenny Warden of Seminole, Misty and Les Waller of Ada, Shannon and Cary Morgan of Seminole, April North and her friend Eric Gray, Randy North and his friend Jessica Simon, all of Fort Smith; Kristi Troxel of College Station; Tedda Davis and Nick Auld of Prague; TJ and Trevor Davis of Prague, Ben Parker of Wimberley, Texas; Mabry Parker of Littleton, Colo., and Becky Parker of Madrid, Spain.

Her five great-grandchildren, Taryn Morgan of Seminole, Tyler and Kassidy Bailey of Paden, Laken Waller of Ada, and Adisyn Auld of Prague, also survive her.

Three sisters and brothers-in-law, Violet and Al Massey of Fairview, Virginia and Bill Carter of Seminole, and Verlene and Dwayne Atteberry of Tulsa, and one brother, Gene McGehee of Jenks and numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her husband on July 22, 1999, her parents, two sisters, two brothers and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Burial will follow in Little Cemetery, Seminole.

 

Warden

 

Conchattie Warledo

Funeral services for Conchattie "Chattie" James Warledo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mekuskey Indian Church, three miles south of Seminole and one half mile east.

Burial will follow at Heyecha Cemetery east of Bowlegs.

Maps will be provided at the service to the burial.

Services are under the direction of Bransetter Merritt Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Warledo died Friday, July 5 at his home in Oklahoma City at the age of 21.

He was born Sept. 15, 1980 in Okmulgee to Calvin and Wetona Warledo.

He graduated from Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City and Frances Tuttle Vo-Tech in 2000.

Warledo worked as a machinist.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Calvin James Warledo II.

He is survived by his parents of Oklahoma City; his sister, Lela Lynn McNulty of Oklahoma City; grandmothers, Georgia Harjo of Wewoka and Wisey Narcomey of Bowlegs.

Viewing will be at the home at 2428 NW 35th in Oklahoma City on Sunday.

Pallbearers are Raymond Brown, Chad Sullivan, Christopher Miles, Tim Franklin, Shannon Arkeketa, and Wes Crawford.

Warledo

 

Annette Warrior

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Annette Warrior are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Town Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Famous Cochran will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Thomas Town cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Warrior died Friday, Feb. 8, 2001 at Valley View Hospital in Ada at the age of 43.

She was born to Enrit and Bessie (Thurman) Warrior on Feb. 20, 1958 in Sasakwa.

Warrior graduated from Byng Schools in Ada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Johnny Lee Warrior in 1959.

Warrior is survived by six sisters, Thelma Warrior, Kansas City, Mo., Lena Thompson, Shawnee, Ruthetta Warrior, Pricilla Warrior, and Gloria Warrior, all of Sasakwa, and Glenda Warrior, Wewoka; three brothers, Clifford Warrior and Frank Warrior, both of Sasakwa, and Roger Warrior, Galveston, Texas.

Pallbearers are Rudolph Garfield, L.B. Garfield, Larry Guess, Wellington Dindy, Jr., Rodney D. Dindy, and Roland Garfield.

Eva Webb

Funeral services for Maud High School graduate Eva Mae Webb are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Asher.

Rev. Dewayne Johnson is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Wanette Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Webb died Thursday, March 21, 2002 at her home in Asher at the age of 81.

She was born Oct. 14, 1920 in Oilton to Jesse James and Laura Elizabeth (Alexander) Middleton.

She was an assistant cook for several years with Project Heart and the Asher Senior Citizen’s Center.

Webb was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Asher.

She graduated from Maud High School in 1940.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Glenda Sue Larman; two brothers, James Bruce Middleton and Burl Middleton; and one sister, Dorothy Smith.

Webb is survived by one daughter, Linda K. Norred of Asher; one son, Dennis Ray Drennan of Ash Grove, Mo.; one sister, Virginia Ketchum of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

 

Lena Webb

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Lena Mae Wood Webb were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Resurrection Cemetery Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Home.

Webb died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center at the age of 93.

She was born Dec. 31, 1908 in Poteau to John and Pearl McConnell.

She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and also attended the Oklahoma College for Women.

Webb taught music at Seminole Schools.

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

She is survived by one son, Robert J. Webb of Dallas and two grandchildren.

Alfred ‘Hix’ Webber

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Alfred ‘Hix’ Webber are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Mack Peercy will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Webber died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at his residence at the age of 88.

He was born to William Lee Webber and Annie (Tripp) Webber on July 13, 1913 at Mt. Home, Ark.

Webber married Deo Bell (Small) Webber on March 15, 1941 in Perryville, Mo.

Early in his life, Webber worked in the oilfield as a cable tool driller.

Later, Webber owned and operated Hix’s Trading Post in Seminole since 1965.

He was of Baptist faith and a member of the Oddfellows Lodge.

Webber was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Deo Bell Webber on May 2, 1988; two sisters; and one brother.

He is survived by three sons, A.E. ‘Doc’ Webber and Jack Webber, both of Seminole, and Tom Webber, Tulsa; two daughters, Ann McClard, Tampa, Fla., and Carol Otterman, Liberty, Mo.; one sister, Jean Maines, Seminole; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Matt Webber, Chris Webber, Scott Robertson, Jeremy Otterman, David McClard and Brian McClard.

Honorary bearers are Clifford Beichner, Calvin Maines, Jim Moreau, Ed Herber, H.H. Harper, Jim Hallum and Ronnie Plank.

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Marian D. Webber

Graveside funeral services for Marian D. Webber were held yesterday at Westwood Cemetery.

Rev. Billy G. Renfro of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church officiated.

Services were under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Webber died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at her home in Oklahoma City at the age of 75.

She was born Sept. 9, 1926 in Suffolka, Va. to Alex and Johnnie Briggs Roberts.

She had lived in Seminole County most of her life before moving to Oklahoma City.

Webber attended high school in Little Rock, Ark.

She was a former member of St. John A.M.E. Church.

She was a member of the Evening Star Chapter "26 OES of Wewoka.

Webber was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Webber; her parents; two sisters, Edith Goldsmith and Anne Slaughter; and two brothers, Layton Roberts and Alex Roberts.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Billye Simpson of Wewoka and two sisters, Frances Brannon of Wewoka and Johnnie B. Jones of Oklahoma City.

Wesley ‘Gene’ Webster

Funeral services for Wesley Eugene "Gene" Webster are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Amazing Grace Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Rev. James Johnson, Rev. Harold Turner, and Rev. Jess Power are all set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Webster died Monday, May 13, 2002 at Integris Baptist Medical Center at the age of 70.

He was born Oct. 5, 1931 in Pryor to Ode and Alda (Rogers) Webster.

He married Yvonna "Neta" (Miller) on Nov. 20, 1949 in El Reno.

Webster was self-employed in a tire shop and oil production.

He was a member of Amazing Grace Pentecostal Holiness Church at Walnut and Milt Phillips.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and three sisters.

Webster is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Otis Webster of Concord, N.C. and Charles Webster of Seminole; two brothers, Ardell Webster of Seminole and Alvin Webster of Midwest City; three sisters, Dollie Snyder of Pismo Beach, Calif., Maxine Moore of Seminole and Carrie Magie of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Brittney Michelle Welch

Funeral services for Brittney Michelle Darlene Welch are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Sasakwa.

Virgil Romine will officiate. Burial will follow at Lone Dove Cemetery, Sasakwa, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

The baby was born Aug. 28, 2002, to Janell Welch and Robert Jones.

She died Oct. 31, 2002, at Valley View Hospital at the age of two months.

Survivors include her mother of Sasakwa and her father of Ada; a sister, Alyssa Jones, Ada; maternal grandparents, Kelton and Sharon Welch, Sasakwa; paternal grandparents, Don and Anita Jones, McLoud; maternal great-grandparents, Bob and Barbara Neumeyer, Checotah, and Doyle and Mary Welch, Konawa; a paternal great-grandmother, Jessie Randell, Durant; and a maternal great-great-grandmother, Eva Clark, Bakersfield, Calif.

Pallbearers will include Adam, Mathew and Shannon Welch, Aron Khoury, Justin Culifer and Kenneth Hatcher.

 

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Herman Wells

Graveside funeral services for Herman N. Wells are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Jennings Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wells died Thursday, April 4, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 94.

He was born June 13, 1907 near Hallett to George N. and Rozetta (Chapman) Wells.

He married Mary (Wolfe) Wells on July 9, 1928.

Wells worked for Carter Oil Company, now known as Exxon, for 43 years.

He retired in 1969.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Wells was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star.

He was a 32 degree Mason.

He was also a lifetime member of Scottish Rite and American Legion Post 204.

Wells is survived by his wife of the home.

Ivial "Gene" Wells

HUTCHINSON, KANS. – Graveside funeral services by Fort Riley Honor Guard for Ivial Gene Wells are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairlawn Burial Park.

Rev. Kim Biery is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Elliot Mortuary of Hutchinson.

Wells died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002 at Hutchinson Hospital at the age of 70.

He was born Nov. 9, 1931 in Hutchinson to Richard Ival and Mary Reed Wells.

He was a retired plant supervisor and tooling engineer for Hayes Axle.

Wells was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Elks Lodge #2516 of Seminole, and the Loyal Order of the Moose #982.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He served in World War II and Korea as a paratrooper. He also served in the Kansas National Guard.

Wells married Beverly A. Hiebert on Feb. 20, 1978.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Wells; one brother, Don Wells; and two sisters, Nadine Osenbaugh and Pat White.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Scott Wells of Eureka, Kans.; one daughter, Lorene Brown of Topeka, Kans.; one brother, Richard Wells of Hutchinson, Kans.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Beryl Werrell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Beryl (Simpson) Werrell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Dr. Paul Calmes is set to officiate, and interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Werrell died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at a local hospital, at the age of 94.

She was born Dec. 12, 1907, in Fitzhugh, to Charles Napoleon and Margaret Lee (Crawford) Simpson.

Werrell graduated from Fitzhugh High School in 1923, then majored in business education and graduated from East Central State College in Ada.

She taught typing and shorthand in Bowlegs, and taught on an Indian reservation in Arizona during the 1930s.

Werrell also worked for the Seminole County Treasurer’s Office in Wewoka.

She married William Matthew "Bill" Werrell on Aug. 14, 1939.

Werrell was a member of First Baptist Church, and a former member of the Rose Unit of the Shawnee Garden Club and a Garden Club council member.

She lived in Seminole from 1939 to 1951.

Werrell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Betty Oliver; two brothers, Leon Ivor Simpson and C.S. Simpson; and two grandsons.

She is survived by her daughter Nova Jean Lowe, Shawnee; three granddaughters and their husbands; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, one nephew and two nieces.

The casket will remain open until service time and will not be opened after the service.

Bill J. West

Graveside funeral services for Bill J. West are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Bob Anderson is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

West died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 70.

He was born Sept. 25, 1931 in Seminole to Effie Marie (Atkinson) and Henry Martin West Sr.

He married Claudetta (May) on Dec. 21, 1957 in Seminole.

West was a retired self-employed carpenter.

He was a corporal in the United State Army and served during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Martin West Sr.; his mother, Effie Marie (Atkinson) West Smith; one brother, Henry Martin West Jr. in 1982; and infant sister, Anna Mae West; a half-brother, Daniel West; two brothers-in-law, Devoe Maye and Bill Collier; and two sisters-in-law, Barbara Whittern and Aretta May.

He is survived by his wife, Claudetta (May) West of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Peggy West of Seminole; one brother, Jay Lee West of Klamath Falls, Ore.; one sister, Bettie (West) McCollum of Homeland, Calif.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Obie and Cass Orborn and Shirley and Charlie Osborn, all of Wetumka, Rodger and Carolyn May, LaDonna and Jim Nutter, Jeanie and Gerald Jones, Shirley Maye, and Mary and Ron Brawdy, all of Seminole, Jerry May of Ft. Smith, Ark., Judy Collier of Wewoka, Janie and Wayne Mize of Earlsboro, and Danny and Carolyn Whittern of Tecumseh; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends who loved him very much.

Casket bearers are Tommy May, Randy Osborn, Steve Whittern, and Donnie Collier.

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Marie Westbrook

Funeral services for Marie Westbrook were held this morning at Wetumka Cemetery.

Bob Nichols and Rev. Don Williamson officiate.

Services were under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Westbrook died Friday, March 29, 2002 in Seminole at the age of 80.

She was born March 31, 1921 in Wetumka to William Jackson and Ethel Hurley Hicks.

She was raised in the Wetumka area and was a graduate of Wetumka High School.

Westbrook married Glen Nichols.

He preceded her in death.

She then married Ulysses Westbrook.

The first made their home in Wetumka, but spent the past forty years in Seminole.

He currently resides in a Norman nursing facility.

Westbrook is survived by her husband of Norman; her mother of Wetumka; four children, Richard Nichols of Lake Charles, La., Robert Nichols of Tulsa, Ann Harper of Earlsboro, and Glenda Clark of Wetumka; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Red Hicks of California; and one sister, Imogene Wackerley of Del City.

Everett White

Funeral services for Everett Horton White are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Doyle O. Long is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

White died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 at Pioneer Nursing Home at the age of 82.

He was born May 27, 1919 in Lacona, N.Y. to George and Addie (Horton) White.

He married Donia (Bolton) White on Aug. 1, 1947 in Sun Valley, Calif.

White was a retired oilfield truck driver for C&J Trucks and worked as a construction truck driver in California before movie to Seminole.

He was a TEC-5 in the United States Army during World War II.

He was a member of Assembly of God church.

White is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Michael Everett White of Henderson, Nev.; one daughter, Patricia Lorraine Hazlett of Folsom, Calif.; one brother, Paul White of New York; two sisters, Mable Dana of Lacona, N.Y., and Virginia Larock of New Jersey; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

George White

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident George Hamilton White are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Mitch Williams is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

White died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002 in Henderson, Texas at the age of 41.

He was born April 11, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minn. To Clovis Lewis and Judy Yvonne (Lene) White.

He married Debbie Crawford White on Nov. 24, 1997 in Fairfield, Texas.

White was a heavy equipment operator for Capco Contractors.

He was a member of Operating Engineers of Texas Organizations.

He was preceded in death by his mother of May 29, 2002; his younger brother, Mark Adam White; and his stepdaughter, Milissa Westlund.

White is survived by his father of Seminole; his wife of the home; two sons, Lionel Jason White and Ethan Phillip White, born Aug. 13, 2002; one stepson, J.D. Crawford; and four brothers, Greg White, Troy White, Trent White, and Nickolas White, all of Seminole.

Judy White

Graveside funeral services for Judy Yvonne White are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

White died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at her home at the age of 60.

She was born Dec. 4, 1941 in Redbee, Minn. to Olie Nicholi and Laura (Johnson) Lene.

She moved to Oklahoma in 1981 from Minnesota. She had lived in Seminole for the last 11 years.

White married Clovis Lewis White on Aug. 2, 1958 in Minneapolis.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mark Adam White in 1963; and one sister.

White is survived by her husband of the home; five sons, George White of Fairfield, Texas, Greg White, Troy White, Trent White, and Nicholas White, all of Seminole; three brothers, Archie, Kenney, and Leroy Lene, all of Minnesota; five sisters, Raney Moore, Glady Walker, Shirley Linburg, and Bobbie Quirt, all of Minnesota, and Min Wright of Illinios; and seven grandchildren.

Mary White

Funeral services for Mary C. White are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Graveside services at Stillwell Cemetery are to follow at 12:30 p.m. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

White died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 94.

She was born June 4, 1907 in Ola, Texas to James Bushrod and Elizabeth Jane (Ezell) Tucker.

She married Orin Key White on Nov. 8, 1927 in Abilene, Texas.

White was a homemaker and a member of the Northwood Church of the Nazarene.

She was a charter member of Northwood Church of the Nazarene and a Sunday School teacher.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1980; and one daughter, Carolyn Carrell.

White is survived by four sons, Wallace White of Monument, Colo., Leon White of Wichita, Kans, Carol White of El Paso, Texas, and Lloyd Carrell of Ruidoso, N.M.; one daughter, Nell Myrick of Seminole; one brother, C.L. Tucker of Plano, Texas; four sisters, Eveleta Golleher, Emma Askins, Edith McGregor, and Jean Bateman, all of Abilene, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers are David Myrick, Eldon Myrick, Ricky Myrick, Bob White, David Carrell, and Dustin Myrick.

Honorary bearers are Jerry Myrick, Gary Don White, Trent Hicks, Steve White, and Lloyd Carrell.

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Blanchie Whitlock

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Blanchie Irene Whitlock are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wewoka Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Perry Justus is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow in Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

Whitlock died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 86.

She was born Sept. 1, 1915 in Coalgate to Millie and Claude Martin.

She married Felix Adams in 1935.

Whitlock later married Cooley Whitlock on Sept. 30, 1995.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Leonard Lavon; one daughter, Joyce Knight; and four brothers, Lewis Martin, Alva Martin, Mervin Martin, and Junior Martin.

She is survived by two sisters, Stella Mitchell and Berniece Harris, both of Wewoka; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers are Rick Martin, Gary Lewis, Claude Spillers, Brian Spillers, Dewey Muirhead, Jim Morphis, and Don Erwin.

Lance Whitlock

Lance Wayne Whitlock, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002 while rescuing victims from a burning hotel in New Orleans, La.

Lance was vacationing with his father and oldest brother.

He noticed a burning hotel not far from where he was staying and ran to aid in the rescue of tenants.

All victims were evacuated successfully but Lance was overtaken by smoke inhalation.

He was transported by ambulance to Charity Hospital but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

 

Lance was born Aug. 21, 1976 in Wewoka, OK.

He was a graduate of Sasakwa High School, Class of 1994.

He was a member of FFA and played on the High School baseball and basketball teams.

Lance was known for his bright smile, tender heart and unique laugh.

He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with family and friends.

Lance is survived by his father and mother, Phillip Ray Whitlock, Sr. and Linda Kay Reich Whitlock of Sasakwa; two brothers, Phillip Ray Whitlock, Jr. and wife Keisha Woods Whitlock of Muskogee, and Brian Keith Whitlock and his wife Kristin Claybrook Whitlock; two nephews Connor Keith and Cooper Kegan Whitlock of Fort Smith, Ark.; grandparents, Millard and Evelyn Reich of Sasakwa; uncles: Clayton Whitlock, Gary Whitlock, Nickey Reich, Johnny Reich, Ammon Reich, Michael Reich, Rick Hensley, Gary Welch, Perry Epley, Ed Livesay, Reese Francis and Ted Hermes; aunts, Vada Hermes, Debbie Leslie, Rita Francis, Pam Welch, Pat Hensley, Anita Livesay, Sara Epley, Kim Reich, Lisa Reich, Kathy Reich, Linda Jean Whitlock and Connie Peercy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin and Dorothy Whitlock of Wewoka.

Services for Lance will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at the Sasakwa Church of Christ under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Virgil Romine of Idabel will officiate the service assisted by Carl Wills of Konawa.

Interment will follow at the Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Pallbearers for the service are Jason Welch of Sasakwa, Shannon Welch of Sasakwa, Jeremy Welch of Sasakwa, Ca-te Jesse of Sasakwa, Bradley Burris of Fort Gibson, Josh Frazier of Fort Gibson, Tommy Sawyer of Dennison, TX., Shawn Blankenship of Sasakwa, Shane Blankenship of Sasakwa, David Blankenship of Sasakwa, and Rico Thompson of Sasakwa.

Honorary pallbearers for the service are Tony Downey of Fort Gibson, Nickey Hensley of Wewoka, Teddy Lee Hermes III. of Sasakwa, and Johnny Ray Reich, Jr. of Hugo.

 

"Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" I Kings 3:9

 

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Mary Whitlock

WEWOKA – Funeral services for Mary Alice Whitlock are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Life Church.

Rev. James Shaffer and Rev. Tommy Azlin are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Whitlock died Saturday, March 16, 2002 at the Baptist Medical Center at the age of 70.

She was born Jan. 26, 1932 in Texas to Mary Elizabeth and John Columbus Harrison.

Whitlock was a member of the New Life Church.

She worked as a provider in this area.

She was married to J.C. Whitlock Feb. 6, 1999.

Whitlock was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one son, Barney Gibson of Seminole; three daughters, Shirley Davis of Seminole, and Martha Gibson and Betty Gibson, both of Wewoka; 11 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren; two sisters, June Norrel of Artisia, N.M. and Geneva Moeller of Plano, Texas.

Lorene Whitlow

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lorene Whitlow are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Revs. Wayland Whitlow and Chris Stinnett will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Whitlow died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 90.

She was born to Charles Edwin Hays and Francis Lee Phillips on June 29, 1912 in Montague County, Texas.

Whitlow married Walter Denzil Whitlow on Feb. 23, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

She lived in Seminole for 33 years after moving her from Wichita Falls, Texas.

Whitlow was a homemaker and did alterations at Adwans Dress Shop.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Whitlow was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by one son, Wayland Whitlow, Clearwater, Kan.; one daughter, Norita Morgan, Seminole; one sister, Glenis McDonald, Dixon, Mo.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Alan Morgan, Neal Whitlow, Travis Crowe, Sean McNiel, Gary Snow and Lee Stillwell.

Honorary bearers will be Gary Whitlow and Brian Whitlow.

 

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Brandon Whitten

A memorial service for Brandon Whitten, the grandson of Seminole residents James and Donna Crawford, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene at 4440 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City.

Jim Priest, Johnny Bob Hargrave, and Mike Hinkle are all set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Whitten died Friday, Feb. 25, 2002 after a motorcycle accident in Edmond at the age of 25.

He was born May 27, 1976 in Norman to Reggie N. Whitten and Terri Hudson.

He was a junior in college and worked at All American Fitness.

Whitten was a member of Wildwood Community Church in Norman.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert L. Whitten.

He is survived by his father of Edmond; his mother of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Hannah Whitten and Crysten Cheatwood, both of Oklahoma City; one brother, Dylan Cheatwood of Oklahoma City; grandparents, Agatha and Joe Blair of Norman and James and Donna Crawford of Seminole.

The family requests memorials be made to Positive Tomorrow at P.O. Box 61190, Oklahoma City, OK, 73146-1190.

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Florence Beatrice Wilburn

Funeral services for long-time Seminole resident Florence Beatrice (Adams) Wilburn were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wilburn died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at Berryville Health Center in Berryville, Ark., at the age of 87.

She was born Jan. 10, 1914 in Earlsboro to N.L. "Bill" Adams and Pearl (Brown) Adams.

She married Norman H. Wilburn on Sept. 27, 1936, in Seminole County. He survives her of the home.

Wilburn and her husband raised their family in Oklahoma, California and Arkansas before the ministry of pastoring churches in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee brought them to their retirement years in Table Rock, Mo.

Wilburn assisted her husband in the ministry, especially by leading worship services.

She belonged to the Assemblies of God denomination.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Vera Adams and one brother, A.R. "Sonny" Adams.

Wilburn is survived by her husband; two brothers, Babe Adams, Seminole, and Troy Adams, Tulsa; two sons, Bill Wilburn, Beggs, and Rev. Don Wilburn, Stroud; and three daughters, Norma Deanne Dutton, Shell Knob, Mo., Linda Kaye Eshnaur, Bentonville, Ark., and Cynthia Janan Ortega, Rocky Ford, Colo.

Casket bearers are Micky Wilburn, Scott Thompson, Matt Ortega, Adam Patterson, Craig Ortega, and Jimmy John Sill.

Honorary bearers are Lloyd Wilburn, Harold Wilburn, Babe Adams and Troy Adams.

 

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Mary Jo Wilburn

CHICKASHA – Graveside funeral services for Seminole native Mary Jo Wilburn are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

Wilburn died Friday, May 24, 2002 in Watsonville, Calif.

She had lived in Watsonville for the past 15 years.

She was a Southern Baptist Missionary for 43 years, serving in Uruguay, El Paso, Juarez, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Wilburn was a pink lady at Watsonville Hospital and volunteered at Hall Elementary Library.

She was a community volunteer after the 1980 earthquake.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henry.

Wilburn is survived by her husband, Robert Wilburn; two daughters, Candace Benson of San Francisco, Calif. and Marilyn Frendeen of Watsonville, Calif.; two sons, Jose McMurray of Washington, D.C. and James McMurray of Sacramento, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the J.D. and Mary Jo Milburn Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, 74801.

Floyd ‘Bobby’ Wilcox

Floyd Lewis "Bobby" Wilcox was born Jan. 29, 1937 in Seminole to William Monroe and Mabel (Van Landingham) Wilcox.

He passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 in Leavensworth, Kans. at the age of 65, after a second battle with cancer.

Mr. Wilcox was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was an aircraft electrician and a high voltage lineman for 20 years and served 14 years doing Federal Service.

He retired in 1994 in Ft. Leavensworth, Kans. He was a member of the Retired Enlisted Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

On Nov. 15, 1958, he married Rebecca Hooper. To their union three daughters were born. They divorced in 1978.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Blanch Doyle Wilcox and Grover Cleveland Wilcox; half-brother, Virgil Ketchum; two sisters, Margie Edney and Ruby Michael; and his third wife, Norma Gregory.

Survived him are his daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Bob Sauerwine of Oklahoma City, Sandy and Philip Graham of Hendersonville, Tenn., Sherry and John Hahn of Yukon; his companion of 13 years, Wanda Hunt of Leavenworth, Kans. and her daughter, Tonya; brother, Ray Wilcox of Seminole; two sisters Mary Scott of Garland, Texas and Lillie Robertson of Pasadena, Texas; two grandchildren, Cory Graham of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Dylan Hahn of Yukon; his first wife, Rebecca Porter of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; and his second wife, Rita Grimes.

Bobby enjoyed a full life with friends and family.

He was a Nascar/Jeff Gordon fan, loved to play pitch, cheer on the Dallas Cowboys, and spoil Cory and Dylan, his grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 21, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Buster Wilcox, Jimmy Don Wilcox, Mike Wilcox, Bob Sauerwine, Philip Graham, and John Hahn.

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Ruby Wilcox Michael

Ruby Eileen Wilcox Michael, 78, born April 13, 1924 in Seminole, passed away July 18, 2002 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

Memorial services were held Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery in Seminole.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Scott and her husband, Billy, of Dallas, Texas, and Lillie Robertson of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Floyd "Bobby" Wilcox of Levenworth, Kan., and Ray Wilcox and his wife, Betty, of Seminole; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ikie Ray Michael; her parents, Mabel and William Wilcox; one sister, Margie Stoops of Seminole; two brothers, Blanch Doyle "Fuddy" Wilcox and Grover Wilcox, both of Seminole; and one stepbrother, Virgil Ketchum of Phoenix, Ariz.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 2605, Fort Smith, Ark. 72902.

Alice Willbanks

Funeral services for Alice Marie Willbanks are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Willbanks died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002 at her home at the age of 80.

She had lived in Seminole for 30 years.

She was born July 23, 1922 in Boulder, Colo. to Joseph Earl and Veda Cecelia (Hagman) Sanger.

Willbanks married Weldon C. Willbanks.

She was a retired sight manager for Heritage House.

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

Willbanks is survived by her husband of the home; three sons, Randy Willbanks of Wolf, Earl Willbanks of Reisel, Texas, and Gary Willbanks, of Waco, Texas; one sister, Elenor Chessmore of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Jeff Smith, Butch Coble, Ray Taylor, Tony Womack, Oscar Gillespie, and Ernie Elkins.

Albert Williams, Sr.

Wewoka resident Albert Alvin Williams, Sr. died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 at Hillcrest Specialty Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 67.

Williams’ body was cremated and therefore, no services are planned.

He was born to James Dotson Williams and Magie Martha Rosie Lee (Boyd) on Jan. 5, 1935 in Garvin.

Williams married Mary Elizabeth (Pletzner) on Feb. 20, 1958 in Gilson, N.H..

He was a retired security guard in Albuquerque, N.M.

Williams was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife on Feb. 21, 2001.

He is survived by two sons, John James Williams, Sr., and Albert Williams, Jr., both of Muskogee; one daughter, Janet Clark, Seminole; two brothers, Melvin Williams, Wewoka and Jerome Williams, Jones; two sisters, Bessie Romine, Seminole and Letha Smith, Meeker; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Betty Williams

Funeral services for Betty Lou Williams were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Akasvmkv Baptist Church.

Rev. Dan Factor, Rev. David Little, and Rev. Houston Tiger are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow in the Williams Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services were held last night at Akasvmkv Baptist Church.

Williams died Monday, March 25, 2002 at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 53 following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 30, 1948 in Oklahoma City to Johnny E. and Mary Jane Amos Jones.

She was raised in the Krebs area and graduated from Crowder High School in 1968.

Williams married C. Kenneth Williams on Dec. 21, 1973 in Tulsa and they moved to Houston where they lived for 20 years before returning to Oklahoma.

She was a member of Akasvmkv Baptist Church and was a Choctaw Tribal member.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, David Jones.

Williams is survived by her husband of the home; one daughter, Renee L Williams of Seminole; one son, Michael D. Williams of the home; one stepdaughter, Cheryl L. Williams of the home; her mother of Krebs; six sisters, Ruth Settlemyre of Muskogee, Linda Sawyer of Sapulpa, Wanda Garnett of Bransdall, Helen Gulley of Rockwall, Texas, Elizabeth Banks of Palm Coast, Calif., and Ruby Jones of Salina, Kans.; and four brothers, Johnny Jones Jr. of McAlester, Leon Jones of Hawaii, Daniel Jones of Ada and Samuel Jones of Missouri.

Pallbearers are George Franks, Andrews Turnbow, Chatto Williams, Chevy Cline, Chris Williams and Charles Votaw.

Honorary pallbearers are Charley Williams, Jim Tatum, Art Cline and Howard Bondoni.

Charles Williams

HUTCHINSON, KAN. – Graveside funeral services for Seminole native Charles E. Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Fairlawn Burial Park.

Pastor Frederick J. Obold is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Elliot Mortuary.

Williams died Friday, March 29, 2002 at his home at the age of 71.

He was born Jan. 2, 1931 in Seminole to Jeff and Artie Sayre Williams.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1950.

Williams lived in Seminole until 1955.

He had lived in Hutchinson, Kan. for the last 47 years.

He was a machinist for Eatons before retiring in 1989 after 34 years.

Williams was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #982.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He married Edith Montgomery on May 6, 1955 in Oklahoma City.

Williams is survived by his wife and one sister, Jessie Bruce of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ray Williams; four sisters and two brothers.

The family requests memorials be made to the Hospice of Reno County.

Wesley ‘Gene’ Williams

Wesley "Gene" Williams, 69, died Dec. 18, 2001.

He was born July 7, 1932 in Shamrock, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bea (Sherwood) Koenig; father, P.M. "Doc" Koenig, and brother, Herbert.

Gene is survived by his wife, Lil, and nephew, Brent Afinowicz, both of the home; daughter, Julie Aichele of Wayneboro, Pa.; two sons, Jim of Mandan, N.D., and Jerry of LaPorte, Texas; nephew, Jay Martin Williams of Newport, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gene was raised in Texas, California, and New Mexico.

He married Betty in 1954 in Odessa, Texas and adopted her three beautiful children and together they raised them for 24 years.

He served his country proudly in the Marine Corps.

Gene was an independent truck driver before he retired in 1983.

He met Lil Goodman in July 1984 and they were married Christmas Eve Day, 1985, in Austin, Texas with his mom and dad as witnesses.

They moved to the Seminole area with nephew Brent in 1992 and raised cattle.

Gene was such a beautiful person and he was so loved.

He will be truly missed.

Gene’s with God.

He was laid to rest Dec. 21, 2001 at Little Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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Mildred Williams

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole County resident Mildred Lorenne Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Christ Stinnett is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Williams died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 at Medical Center of Lewisville, Texas at the age of 77.

She was a Seminole County resident for 26 years.

She was born June 11, 1925 in Hanna to Theodore Cooke and Mildred Cooke Callier.

Williams married Calvin Williams on Feb. 15, 1947.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Church of Christ were she and her husband attended until they moved to Texas.

Williams was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather who raised her, Ray Callier; and one son, Patrick Williams.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one son, Mike Williams of Bellevue, Texas; one daughter, G’Lou Pouland of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Sophia Williams

Funeral services for Sophia Ellen Williams, the mother of Seminole County residents, were held Wednesday evening at Schumacher Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Interment followed in a private family service.

Williams died Monday, June 24, 2002 in Ada at the age of 71.

She was born Aug. 6, 1930 in Okemah to Ruby Ada Robison Lee and Lee Ray Robison.

She was raised and attended school in Okemah.

Williams married John W. Irons in 1947.

She had lived in Wewoka for 31 years where she was a home health care provider for the Seminole Department of Human Services until her retirement.

She was of the Baptist faith, but had recently attended the Old Glory Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Williams is survived by two sons, Gary Dean Irons of Wewoka and James Earl Irons of San Antonio, Texas; four daughters, Sharon Langston and Sue Crunk, both of Seminole, and Mary Brooms and Rita Bussey, both of McAlester; one brother, Donald Robison of Bakersfield, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Troy Williams

Funeral services for Troy Gene Williams are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

The service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Williams died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at his home at the age of 46.

He was born Oct. 21, 1955 in Cushing to Albert Jack and Vonnie Nadine (Hand) Williams.

He retired from the oilfield.

Williams graduated from Seminole High School in 1974.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his companion, Beth VanZant and her daughter, Amanda, both of the home; two sisters, Beverly Williams of Seminole and Marsha Drumm of Oklahoma City; and two brothers, Jack Williams of Pittsburg, Calif. and Ron Williams of Oklahoma City.

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Maude Wilson

Funeral services for Maude Wilson, the mother of former Seminole resident Gerri Wilson, were held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church of Byars.

Rev. Kevin Driskill and Rev. J.B. Kendall officiate.

Burial followed in Byars Cemetery under the direction of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville.

Wilson died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 in Pauls Valley at the age of 92.

She was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Clarksville, Texas to William Alexander and Martha Elizabeth Jones Stone.

She came to the Byars area as a young girl with her parents, who were early day farmers.

The family later returned to Texas and came back about 1919.

Wilson attended school at Byars and graduated from high school there.

On Sept. 2, 1934, she married Lee Wilson at her parents’ home in Byars with Rev. J.P. Rice officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987.

Wilson remained at home until 1997, when she moved to the nursing home in Pauls Valley.

Throughout her lifetime, she took care of the elderly and cleaned for the church in Byars.

She was a lifelong Methodist, but later attended the Baptist church in Byars.

She was songleader at both churches for over 50 years.

Wilson is survived by one son, Edward Vernell "Ed" Wilson of Earlsboro; four daughters, Theda Baker of Stratford, Thelma Lee Miller of Joplin, Mo., Gerri Wilson, formerly of Seminole and now of Earlsboro, and Linda Keltner of Pauls Valley; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Stone of Purcell, and Dale Stone of Ardmore; and one sister, Laveta Simpson of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Delmer; and sisters, Esther, Pauline, and Lucille.

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Lela (Earles) Wimberly

Lela Roberta (Earles) Wimberly, 91, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2002.

She was born on May 3, 1911 in Seminole to James Alexander and Cora Myrtle (Johnson) Earles.

Roberta had a colorful influence on the town and residents of Seminole for more than 75 years. She was born and raised in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School in 1928.

In 1937, she was the "Waltz Lady." She beautifully played piano for a radio music show on station KGFF in Shawnee.

Mostly remembered as a no nonsense lover of music, she could often be overheard very firmly encouraging others that they too should appreciate music just as much as she.

She possessed the amazing ability to explain the fundamentals and basics of music theory in simple language so as to be easily understood by anyone.

She taught piano, guitar, accordion and organ for more than 50 years to students of all ages in and around Seminole.

She directed many, many music recitals using local schools and churches.

The recitals included instrumentals, vocals, as well as humorous skits. She also took many of her students to statewide competitions.

One of her most loved activities was the share the love of God through her music to nursing home residents of Seminole for more than 30 years.

She and her beloved husband, Bill, often had seasonal programs which usually included students from her music studio.

Mrs. Wimberly was a lifelong attendee of the Seminole Pentecostal Holiness Church (now Amazing Grace Church) where she played piano and organ.

On Nov. 9, 1968, she married Burley Okus "Bill" Wimberly. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2001.

Also preceded her in death were her parents; brother, Buell F. Earls (Jan. 14, 1960) and two sisters, Ruby Irene Griffin Daigle (1936) and Vivian Marie Roberts (April 29, 1967).

She is survived by her sister, Lucille Sarah Owen of Oklahoma City; nieces Elizabeth Boragno of Fresno, Calif., Louise Willis of Dallas, Texas, Sara Hand of Oklahoma City, Kasey Smith of Carrollton, Texas, and nephews, Jerrell Daigle of Stuart, Tenn., Charles Owen of Oklahoma City, and Jim Roberts of Abilene, Kans.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Floyd Tate and Rev. Jess Powers will officiate.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Gene McGinnis, John Choate, Jeff Owen, Curtis Owen, Guy Hand, and T.J. Hand. Honorary bearers are Charles Owen, Jim Roberts, Johnny Johnson, and Steven Smith.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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Eastman Wise

Funeral services for Wewoka native Eastman Ray Billie Wise are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Meeker High School Gym.

A wake service is to be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the family home in Meeker.

Burial is to follow at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wise died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at University Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 22.

He was born Nov. 15, 1979 in Wewoka to Lawanna Ward.

He was a 1999 graduate of Meeker High School where he was on the football and basketball teams.

Wise was currently employed at Thunderbird Entertainment Center.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Meeker.

He is survived by his mother of Meeker; his grandparents who raised him as a son, Teresa and Evans Wise of Meeker; three brothers, Justin Alexander of Meeker, Joseph Billie of Foley, Ala., and Evans Wise Jr. of North Carolina; and six sisters, Sunny Alexander of Meeker, Tina Hendrix of Oklahoma City, Alisha Valdez of Germany, Khristie Youngblood of Edmond, Ashley Clayton of Oregon, and Lisa Burchett of Shawnee.

Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Gibson and Wes Larney.

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Henry ‘Skeeter’ Wise

Funeral services for Henry "Skeeter" Wise are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church in Hughes County.

Rev. Houston Tiger is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Middle Creek #2 under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wise died Friday, March 22, 2002 at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 66.

He was born March 25, 1925 in Holdenville to Walter and Mary Bruner Wise.

He was raised in Holdenville and was a welder prior to retiring for health reasons.

Wise moved to Shawnee 17 year ago and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Thomas McGeisey Sr. and Eugene McGeisey; and one daughter, Lorene Wise.

Wise is survived by one son, Herschel Wise of Dallas, Texas; five daughters, LaNore Wise of Shawnee, Leona Kernell and Leatrice Lookinglass, both of Oklahoma City, Letha Wise of Tahlequah, and Lou Ann Blanchard of Norman; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Thomas McGeisey Jr., Franklin D. McGee, George W. McCombs III, Thunder Wise, Jarell Wise, and Joe Blanchard.

Honorary pallbearers are Trevor Wise and Darren Kernell.

Keley Wise Sr.

Funeral services for Konawa resident Keley Wise Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Dan Factor will officiate the services.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Burial will follow the funeral services on Wednesday at Rock Springs Church Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Wise died Saturday, April 27, 2002 at his home in Konawa at the age of 71.

He was born to Webster Wise and Annie (Coon) Wise on Oct. 20, 1930 in Seminole.

Wise was a life-ling Seminole County resident, and was a common laborer by trade.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, and was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church of Sasakwa.

Wise was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Keley Wise Jr., and Steven Wise; and one brother, Henry Harry.

He is survived by four sons, Eric Wise, Seminole, Kaylon Wise, East Helena, Mont., Duke Allen Wise, Davis, Calif., and Jeremiah Lee Wise, Tulsa; six daughters, Bessie Wise, Oklahoma City, Ruth Ann McGlory, Topeka, Kan., Cindy Lou Griffitts, Wichita, Kan., Joyce Ann Williams, Konawa, Evangeline Stallings, Tulsa, and Kathylon Sue Wise, Bowlegs; two brothers, Alford Wise and William Wise, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; 27 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

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Dickie ‘Byrd’ Wood Jr.

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Dickie "Byrd" McLish Wood are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Sandy Harjo is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at the Wood family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wood died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 30.

He was born July 15, 1971 in Seminole to Dick McLish and Susan Marie (Champ) Wood.

He was service manager at Mobil Care in Oklahoma City.

Wood was a member of the Tusekia Harjo Band ¼.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Munnaha Wood and Zella and James Champ; and one sister, Kimberly Wood.

He is survived by his parents, Dick Wood of Tyler, Texas and Susan Wood of Oklahoma City; one son, Tanner McLish Wood of Konawa; one step-daughter, Allison Frazier of Konawa; the mother of his children, Mysti Splawn of Konawa; one brother, Richard Wood; and two sisters, Christy Wood of Midwest City and Monica Wood of Oklahoma City.

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Ollie Wood

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Ollie Wood are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger is set to officiate.

Interment is set to follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Wood died Thursday, Feb. 28 at the age of 87.

She was born in Sasakwa on Dec. 31, 1914, to Fulka and Lucy Harjo.

Wood grew up in the Sasakwa area and lived there for 60 years, before moving to Wewoka in 1975.

She married Tom "Doxie" Wood in Ft. Smith, Ark., in 1934, and he preceded her in death in 1975.

Wood attended Spring Church, and was active in Women’s Missionary Unit all of her adult life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

She is survived by her son Robert Wood, Sasakwa, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers are Lloyd Harjo, Randy Coody, Gerald Harjo, Josh Punutka, Mickey Porter, and Richard Harjo Jr.

Rebecca Wood

Funeral services for Rebecca Wood, the member of a Sasakwa church, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Leon Postoak and Rev. Billy Ray Harjo are set to officiate.

Interment is to follow at the Postoak family cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

A wake service is scheduled for tonight at Spring Baptist Church.

Wood died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 in Tulsa after an automobile accident.

She was 33.

Wood was born Jan. 16, 1968 in Talihina to Wanda (Beaver) and Lyman Postoak.

She was raised in Shawnee and attended Shawnee schools.

On April 21, 1995, she married Donald Wood at Oak Park Church of God in Shawnee.

Wood worked as a medical assistant for the Tulsa Pain Consultants.

She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Jimmy Postoak; and one sister, Tomi Postoak.

She is survived by her husband of the home; her mother of Holdenville; and seven siblings, Tressia July, Jamie Postoak, Reta Postoak, and Carol Postoak, all of Tulsa, Johnny Postoak and Paula Postoak, both of Holdenville, and Lyman Postoak, Jr. of Granite.

Pallbearers are Tim Davis, Evan Wood, Jim Wood, Gilbert Harjo, Joe Tiger, and Willie Chupco.

All of Wood’s uncles will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Yvonne Wood

Wake services for Yvonne Wood are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Sandy Harjo is to officiate. She is to be assisted by Rev. Roy Robertson.

Burial is scheduled to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wood died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at OU Medical Center after a car accident in Shawnee Friday.

She was 35.

She was born Dec. 4, 1966 in Wewoka to Floyd Conger and Ruby (Brewer) Laxton.

Wood attended Seminole Schools. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nash and Susie Harjo and Ruth Perry; and her stepfather, Homer Laxton.

She is survived by her mother; her son, Brandon Wood of the home; two brothers, Nash Harjo Jr. of Wolf and Terry West of Konawa; two stepbrothers, Jamie Conger and Scotty Conger, both of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Tina Sharpe and Joanne Fish, both of Texas, and Barbara Harjo of Shawnee; and two stepsisters, Lori Osborne of Shawnee and Amie Conger of Oklahoma City.

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Alethea A. Woods

TECUMSEH – Funeral services for former Maud resident Alethea A. (Wilson) Woods are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Home.

Rev. Fred Owens is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Woods died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 in Shawnee at the age of 80.

She was born June 23, 1922 in Topeka, Kans. to O’Dell and Ethel (Sinclair) Wilson.

She lived in Bristow and Maud before moving to Tecumseh.

Woods graduated from Maud High School and attended New Business School.

She also attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Gordon Cooper Tecnology Center.

She married Elmo Woods in Tecumseh on Nov. 10, 1939.

Woods worked as an administrative assistant for Oklahoma DHS in the Child Welfare Division for 29 years before retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Tecumseh.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Borden Wilson; an infant sister; and one grandson, Ricky D. Woods.

Woods is survived by her husband of the home; one son, John Woods of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Sharron Sand of Wagoner and Sherri McGuire of Gaston, S.C.; one brother, Renneck Wilson of Fairhope, Ala.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joshua Wright

Funeral services for Joshua E. Nathaniel Wright are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial is to follow in Bentonville, Ark. at 2:30 p.m. Thursday under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wright died Jan. 20, 2002 in Seminole at the age of 18.

He was born Nov. 12, 1983 in Fayetteville, Ark. to Ralph David Wright and Vivian Carol Campbell.

He was a student and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Wright was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joy Waterman.

He is survived by his father of Springfield, Mo.; his mother of Seminole; two sisters, Jericka and Jessica Wright of Springfield, Mo.; and grandparents John and Lela Wright of Bentonville, Ark. and Earnest Campbell of Little Rock, Ark.

Bearers are Britt Gardner, Durward Tucker, Oscar Ferguson, John Hoffman, Tom Conroy, Richard Thompson, Jimmy Wright, Dan Adkins, Bo Lindsey, Tony Azlin, John Quaid and Kenny Long.

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Leslie Wyatt

Funeral services for Leslie Wyatt are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Rev. Bob Duncan is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at the Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Wyatt died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 in Prague at the age of 86.

He was born Sunday, Jan. 2, 1916 in Belmont to Mileage and Pearl (Thoams) Wyatt.

He was a grounds superintendent for the Oklahoma City Parks Department where he worked on the city golf courses.

After Wyatt’s retirement, he returned to Prague in 1979.

He married Daisy Merle Lacquement on Jan. 16, 1936 in Tecumseh. She preceded him in death on April 25, 1982.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister.

Wyatt is survived by two sons, Harold "Brub" Wyatt of El Reno, and Ronald Wyatt of Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Norma Hubbell of Meeker and Carrol Jones of Wichita, Kan.; one brother, Lee Wyatt of Seminole; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Carl Abel

JONESBORO, ARK. – Funeral services for Carl Stanley Abel are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Weiner-Roller-Farmers Union Chapel.

Llano Robinson is scheduled to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.

Abel died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center at the age of 67.

He was born Dec. 15, 1934 in Meridian, Miss.

He lived in Ferriday, La. He had lived in Weiner most of his life.

Abel was a farm equipment salesman and manager for Riceland International in Weiner.

He was a member of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H.W. and Minnie Cole Abel.

Abel is survived by his wife of the home; Steve Abel of Bismarck, Ark. and Rick Abel of Howell, Mich.; three daughters, Stacey Burch of Milford, Mich., Connie Brown of Harrisburg, Ark., and Angel Moore of Waldenburg, Ark.; two sisters, Jeanette Hubbard of Rayville, La. and Betty Mae McIntyre of Indianapolis, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.