Dennis ‘Dino’ Ainesworth

SHAWNEE – A memorial service for Dennis "Dino" Ainesworth, who worked in Seminole County, was scheduled for this morning at Chapel of Walker Funeral Service.

Rev. Ray Belford was set to officiate.

Services were under the direction of Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee.

Ainesworth died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at an Oklahoma City Hospital at the age of 43.

He was born July 29, 1959 in Claremore to Bob and Mary Ainesworth.

He attended schools at Nowata, Sequoyah, Chilloch, and Wann.

Ainesworth was the plant foreman for Al-Ko Kober Industries.

He was a national Gold Glove boxer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Marvin Ainesworth; and one sister, Aleta Katherine Ainesworth.

Ainesworth is survived by his wife, Leslie Lynn Ainesworth of the home; three sons, Dion Ainesworth of Dewey, Mike Ainesworth of Shawnee, and Kane Ainesworth of the home; three daughters, Roxanne Dobbs and Melissa Smith, both of Dewey, and Lacretia Ainesworth of Holdenville; two stepchildren, Scotti Lynn and Rory, both of the home; five grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters, Bobbi Winters, Eddie Ainesworth, David Ainesworth, Richard Ainesworth, Dondi Henry, Wigi Black, Tandi Warren, Joe Ainesworth, Tony Ainesworth, Robin Ainesworth, and Mike Ainesworth.

Irene Alexander

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Irene Alexander of Oakridge Nursing Home are scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

She died July 24, 2003 at the age of 51.

She was born July 1, 1952.

She was a joy to the many friends and family she came in contact with during her life.

She will be missed by her family and friends at Oakridge Nursing Home.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

 

Ruth Juanita Alexander

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Ruth Juanita Alexander are scheduled for Friday, Sept 5 at 10 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. B. G. Renfro, Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

She died Sept. 1, 2003, at the age of 74 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 30, 1928 in Wetumka to Henry Lee and Gertrude Samilton.

She was the fifth of eight children.

She lived in Wetumka and moved to Wewoka about 50 years ago.

She attended school at Wisner Chapel and graduated from Douglass High School in Wewoka.

She was married to L.Z. Alexander on March 25, 1948, and to this union, four children were born.

She accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. T.E. Higgs, where she was faithful until her death.

She became a nurse and worked for Holdenville General and Wewoka General Hospitals for 30 years.

She was a child of God and was very active socially.

She was president of the National Girls and Boys Club of America and an active member of the New Harmony Singing Convention.

She was also the church clerk at New Hope Baptist Church for 40 years and an inspiring Sunday school teacher of the young adult class for a number of years.

She belonged to the Women’s Club Auxiliary, was a member of Vernon Brooks Chapter of Eastern Star and was president of the Mission at New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.Z. Alexander, on Nov. 15, 2000; her parents, two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by three sons, Glen Alexander and Stanley Alexander of Wewoka, and Rodney Alexander of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Lynda Alexander of Oklahoma City; brothers, Edward Samilton and Thomas Samilton both of Tulsa; sisters, Mary Samilton of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and Gertie Alexander of Wewoka; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

 

Mary Ames

Funeral services for life long Seminole resident Mary Lois Ames will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Free Will Baptist Church of Seminole.

Ames died April 9, 2003 at the age of 77 in Midwest City Nursing Center.

She was born April 16, 1925 in Bokchito, Oklahoma.

She married Virl Ames on June 29, 1940 in Bokchito.

She was a member of Free Will Baptist Church, a homemaker, and enjoyed baking, quilting and loved being a grandma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virl Ames; son, Lee Ames; and two sisters.

Services will be officiated by Rev. David McDougal.

Interment will follow to Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

 

Florence Anderson

A memorial service for Seminole resident Florence M. Anderson is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole.

Deacon Charles Collier will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Anderson died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 98.

She was born to John Campbell and Belle (Duncan) Robinson on Oct. 5, 1904 in St. Paul, Ark.

She married her first husband, Andy Andrieff, who preceded her in death in 1926.

She then married William B. Anderson, a retired Naval Lt. Commander, in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1964.

Anderson moved to Seminole 11 years ago from Ramona, Calif.

She was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Later she moved to Hemet, Calif., where she was a reporter for their local newspaper.

She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Women’s Air corp.

Anderson was of Catholic faith, and was a 1926 graduate of Oregon University.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and both of her husbands.

Anderson is survived by several half-brothers and half-sisters including, Terry Robinson, Alma, Ark., Julia Pitts, Van Buren, Ark., Patsy Shipp, Ft. Smith, Ark., Betsy Thomas, Springdale, Ark., Tom Robinson, Alma, Ark., James Robinson, Muldrow, Jake Robinson, Siloam Springs, Ark., Joe Robinson, Van Buren, Ark., and Sue Cain, Alma Ark.

Richard Andrews

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Richard Curtis Andrews are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Clive Cochran of Rock Hill Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

Andrews died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the age of 45 in Wewoka due to an automobile accident.

He was born June 5, 1958 in Oklahoma City to the late Leon Andrews Sr. and Mildred Agnew.

At the age of two, he was adopted by his Uncle C.L. and Aunt Polly Gentry.

He has lived in the Seminole County since the age of two.

He was reared in Nobletown and graduated from Wewoka Public Schools in 1977.

He met and married Celesta Jackson on Jan. 1, 1978, and to this union, two children were born.

He later married Mary Conley on March 6, 1987 and to this union, two children were born.

Andrews accepted Christ at an early age.

He was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and on April 27, 1997, he was ordained and served as a Deacon under the late Tony Ray Olden Sr.

He began singing at the age of seven and sang as a soloist on many programs as well as with the Joyland Gospel Singers for 30 years, until his death.

Besides singing, Andrews also enjoyed working on his cars, cooking and playing with his grandchildren.

He worked in the healthcare field for 15 years.

He was currently employed at ONHL.

He also worked at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole and Konawa’s New Horizon Nursing Home.

Andrews never met a stranger and had a heart of gold.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Andrews of Seminole; three sons, Johnny, Curtis and Kevin Andrews, also of Seminole; daughters, Ta-Tanisha Andrews and LaSheika Andrews of Broken Arrow, Shawn Andrews and Savonne Andrews of Oklahoma City and LaKisha Conley of Seminole; brothers, Arthur Woody Jr., Ellington Woody, Elmer Andrews, Leon Andrews Jr. Billy Andrews, Gary Andrews and Manuel Andrews of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Brenda Hays and Gloria Robinson of Oklahoma City; and seven grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Ray Elbert, Curtis Elbert, Benny Cochran, Robert Barnett, Wien Tottress and Nicholas Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons.

 

Joe Ashbaker

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Joe Ashbaker are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the First Baptist Church in Hinton.

Ingerment will follow at Niles Cemetery in Hinton under the direction of Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Mel Daves will officiating.

He died Aug. 19, 2003, at the age of 64 at the Purcell Municipal Hospital.

He was born May 27, 1939, in Mt. Sterling, Ill. to Leonard T. and Margaret (Hendricks) Ashbaker.

He graduated from Brown County, Ill. High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Dessie M. Brooks on March 18, 1961 in Midwest City.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1978.

He then worked for Farmland Industries around the Wewoka and Seminole areas until 1995.

He managed the grain elevators in Ralston, Temple, Hinton, Fairmont, Montezuma, Kan. and Potter Neb.

The Ashbakers moved to Purcell in Oct. of 2002.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Margaret Ashbaker and one sister, Agnes Fagan.

He is survived by his wife, Dessie Ashbaker of the home, one son, Yogi Ashbaker; one daughter, Waynette McKay of Norman; two grandchildren; two sisters, Bette Barker of San Diego, Calif. and Jeanette Chandler of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

 

Gussie Azlin

Services for former Seminole County resident, Gussie Marie Azlin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Crossroads Cathedral with a 2 p.m. burial at Little Cemetery.

Services under the direction of Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuaries, Oklahoma City.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Azlin died Tuesday, Dec.16, 2003, at the age of 76.

She was born Dec. 15, 1927 in Cromwell to Allen Arvel and Maggie Ola (Zellears) Lindsay.

Before moving to Moore in 1972, She enjoyed working in her church at Wewoka.

There she taught Sunday school, served as Vacation Bible School director, sponsored youth activities, sang in the ladies Trio (singing at many funerals), and served on the Food Committee.

After moving to Oklahoma City, Azlin attended Crossroads Cathedral where she was active in supporting funeral dinners.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Arvel Markus Lindsay, her parents, and her husband of 56 years William Junior Azlin on Jan. 16, 2002.

Survivors include two sons, David Azlin of Edmond and Geary Azlin of Oklahoma City; two daughters Jane Weston of Moore and Deborah Boswell Houston, Texas.

She is also survived by four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Jacqueline Dolores

Duzan Bailey

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Jacqueline Dolores Duzan Bailey, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ozark Chapel Cemetery in Laurie, Mo.

She died June 8, 2003, at the age of 79, at her home.

She was born July 1, 1923, in Nevada, Mo. to Charles Edward and Josephine Pottz, Duzan.

She was a 20 year retiree of K-Mart.

She is survived by one daughter, Sibbya Jo Bailey Phillips of Seminole; one niece. Jackie Schaefer; one nephew, Scott Fleener, and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Laurie-Sunrise Beach Chapel of Laurie, Mo.

Ronna Terrell Bailey

Ronna Terrell Bailey of Longmont, Colo., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at Hospice of Boulder County at the age of 44.

She was born on June 18, 1958 to Dennis Ronald "Ron" and Mary Louise (King) Terrell in Holdenville.

Ronna’s parents lived in Sasakwa from 1958-1960.

Ronna’s father Ron served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Ronna attended school in Ft. Collins, Colo., before she moved to Richardson, Texas.

She received two bachelor’s degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

In 1970, Ronna’s mother married Roger Bailey.

Two years later, he adopted Ronna and her sister Angie.

Ronna taught high school French, German, and Spanish in Meeker for five years before moving to Boulder in 1986.

She was a secretary and technical typesetter at the National Center for Atmospheric Research before becoming a mail carrier in Boulder.

Ronna was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Boulder and was active in the choir and the "Bridges" group.

She was also a member of the University of Colorado Alumni Handbell Choir.

Ronna enjoyed counted cross-stitch, music, genealogy, travel, and visiting the highest point in as many states as possible.

She had a deep faith in Jesus Christ.

Ronna was first diagnosed with cancer in 2001, but her cancer went into remission.

In Sept. 2002, her cancer returned, and she was given a short time to live.

Ronna attended a memorial/celebration-of-life service for herself on Nov. 1, 2002 at the First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

She was preceded in death by three grandparents, Rev. William and Agnes King, Tonkawa, and Grady Terrell, Wewoka.

Ronna is survived by her parents, Mary and Roger Bailey, Longmont, Colo., and Ron and Bobbie Terrell, Warsaw, Mo.; three sisters, Angelique Malezieux and her husband Gilles, Paris, France, Nancy Ruth Bailey, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Holly Bailey, Greeley, Colo.; her grandmother, Beatrice Terrell Harjo, Wewoka; two uncles, Raymond Terrell, Kansas City, and Kenneth Terrell, Seminole; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Cremation was held at Howe Mortuary in Longmont, Colo.

Inurnment was held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tonkawa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Boulder County, 2130 Mountain View Ave., Suite A, Longmont, Colo., 80501.

 

Frances Baker-Coker

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Frances Vivian Baker-Coker were scheduled for this afternoon at The Lighthouse Assembly in Choctaw.

Burial was to follow at Choctaw Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Homes, Inc.

Baker-Coker died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at the age of 83.

She was born May 28, 1918 in Cushing to Charlie and Carolin Blackburn.

She married Earnest McConnel in 1936 in Cushing.

Baker-Coker married Robert Lee Baker in 1942 and they had a home in Wewoka for 35 years.

She worked in the Smart’s nursing home in Wewoka and Tuckers Children Nursing Home of Holdenville until her husband’s death in 1977.

She married Sherman Coker in 1986 in Choctaw. He preceded her in death in 2001.

Baker-Coker is survived by three daughters, Vivian Knight of Eufaula, Carol Levonik of Lawton, and May Snowden of Choctaw; three stepsons, Bill Coker of Choctaw, James Coker of Moore, and Melvin Coker of Harrah; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several stepgrandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Patton; her stepdaughter, Helen Lofton; and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lawton, 1930 Ferris, Suite 5, Lawton, 73501.

Jack Baker

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Jack Edward Baker of Oklahoma City, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with Ed. Foust officiating.

Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

He died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the age of 82 in an Oklahoma nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Duncan to L.D. Baker and Mary (Duncan) Baker.

On Oct. 11, 1941, he was married to Laurene Faylor in Seminole.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He worked in manufacturing for many years and retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

He lived in the Shawnee – Seminole area most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Laurene; one brother, Jim Baker and one sister, June Wolf.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Edward Baker of Denver, Colo.; one daughter, Donna Conner of Seminole; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one brother, L. D. Baker Jr. or Shawnee.

The family asks that instead of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

James Baker

Graveside services for longtime Konawa resident James Douglas Baker were held on Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiated.

Services were under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Baker died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at the age of 51 in Wewoka.

He was born to Lonnie Farlin Baker and Hattie Lou (Cooley) Baker on Nov. 3, 1952.

Baker worked in the greater Seminole County oilfields most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Charles Baker and Clyde Baker.

Baker is survived by two sisters, Vera Heard, Konawa and Yvonne Williamson of Arizona; and one brother, Wallace Baker, Bakersfield, Calif.

Claudine Ball

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Claudine Ball, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Del City.

Graveside services and burial were scheduled for 4 p.m. at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home.

Ball passed away Saturday, May 10, 2003 at the age of 79.

She was born to John and Mary Elizabeth Cawvey on Nov. 22, 1923 in Hulbert.

Ball lived most of her life in Oklahoma, and attended her high school years at Strother School.

She was a homemaker and raised six children.

Later, she worked at Streets in Shephard Mall in the children’s and women’s departments.

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

Ball was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Ball, on Jan. 24, 2003, and her parents, and brothers and sisters, Don and Maxine Cawvey, Wynona Dollar, John Cawvey, Glen Cawvey, and Wanda Lemore.

She is survived by her sister, Imogene Weston; her six children, Ann Schneider and husband Dutch, Del City, Bill Ball and wife Marj, Webb City, Mo., Jane and husband Mike Murphy, Cedar Park, Texas, Greg and Janelle Ball, Garland, Texas, Cynthia Goodwin, Windsor, Colo., and David Ball and wife Michelle, Kremmling, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Kelly and Brandon Schneider, Stephanie Allsbury, Eric Ball, Jennifer, Jonathan, and Jill Ball, and Mary and Katy Murphy; two great-granddaughters, Sydney Allsbury and Alyssa Schneider.

William ‘Bill’ Ball

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for William B. "Bill" Ball are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home.

Ball died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at the age of 78.

He was born April 7, 1924 in Seminole to Joseph Newton and Ella Ann Ball.

He grew in the Little community and attended all of his school years at Strother School.

Ball worked at The Seminole Producer in his early newspaper career as a sports writer.

He later went into the advertising field and worked for The Shawnee News Star and The Daily Oklahoman.

He was a member of the 12th and Drexel Church of Christ and, most recently, the Del City Church of Christ.

Ball was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Claudine; six children, Ann Schneider of Del City, Bill Ball of Webb City, Mo., Jane Murphy of Cedar Park, Texas, Greg Ball of Garland, Texas, Cynthia Goodwin of Windsor, Colo., and David Ball of Frisco, Colo.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lula L. Bane

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Lula L. Bane are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ in Little.

She died June 11, 2003 at the age of 94 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 8, 1909 in Arlburg, Ark. to John Gilbert and Dora (Sheldon) Gilbert.

She married Dolphus Ray Bane on Oct. 24, 1925 in Van Buren County, Ark.

She lived in Hughes and Seminole Counties most of her life and for the last 15 years, she has lived in the Little area.

She was a homemaker, farmer and loved her family and church.

Casket Bearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D.R. Bane; three sons, W. Ray Bane, J.W. Bane and Darrell Bane and one granddaughter.

She is survived by four daughters, Ruby Creelman and Juanita Ernst of San Jose, Calif., Alice Morris of Seminole, and Donna Bane of Shawnee; three sons, Charles Bane of Muskogee, Doyle Bane of Holdenville and Jim Bane of Seminole; 25 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

Officiating the services will be Rusty Dawson.

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

 

 

 

 

Vera Mae

Dorothy Baser

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Vera Mae Dorothy Baser, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Little Cemetery of Seminole.

She died June 5, 2003, at the age of 80, in the Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born May 19, 1923, In Dewey to George A. and Nora Love (Hinkle) Mitchell.

She was retired from small business administration for government.

Her parents; one sister, Ruth Garrett; one brother, Arthur Mitchell; and one grandson, Chris Baser, preceded her in death in 1990.

She is survived by her spouse and father of her children, James Baser of Cromwell; one son, Darrell Baser of Balch Springs, Texas; one daughter Carolyn Kernal of Seminole; one brother, Virgil Mitchell of Skiatook; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Officiating the services will be Shawn Crawley.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Summer Elise

Bergerson

Brian and Amber Bergerson proudly announce the birth of their second child, Summer Elise Bergerson.

She was born July 22, 2003 at 6:01 p.m. at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman.

She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Sh has one older brother, Ty Dahlen who is 4 ½ years old.

Grandparents are Gene and Judy Bergerson of Seminole and Mike and Lynn Anderson of Ashland, Mo.

Great grandmothers are Imogene Bergerson of Seminole, Doris Hunsacker of Wewoka, Helen Anderson and Helen Jamison, both of Edmond and Lillian Sheets of Calif.

 

Rose Beach

Rose Beach of Richmond, Va., passed away on March 2, 2003.

Funeral services were scheduled to be held on March 4, in Richmond, Va.

Beach was survived by her son and his wife, Todd and Stacy Beach, Seminole, who have two sons, Andrew and Aaron Beach; and her daughter Ronnie Stanberry and her son Mark Stanberry, also of Seminole.

 

TW Beach

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, TW Beach are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev’s. Doyle Long and Steve Cline officiating.

Internment will be at Arlington Memory garden in Midwest City under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

He died Sept. 3, 2003, at the age of 67 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 31, 1936, to William Clay Beach and Thalia (Wade) Beach.

He was married to Lora Jean (Self) Beach on Sept. 26, 1997.

He retired in 1988 from Tinker Air Force Base.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class in Germany in the Artillery Unit for three years.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and loved to fish and go on bus tour trips.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Lora Beach of the home; two sons, Larry Beach and Gary Beach of Midwest City; one step-son, Ray Troglin of Bowlegs; one step-daughter, Vivian Hinds of Seminole; one brother, W.C. Beach of Sallisaw and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Ray Troglin, Rodney Troglin, Joe Luna, Paul Self, Allen Broady, Matt Webber, Darrell Morris and Mike Morris.

 

 

Katie Bruner

Beard

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Katie Bruner Beard are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at the Prospect Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Interment will follow at the Bruner cemetery at Turkey Creek in Seminole County.

Beard died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the age of 86 in the Amberwood Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

 

Tom Beaver

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Tom "Cu’ke" Beaver, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Sand Creek Eufaula Indian Baptist Church, southwest of Wewoka.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Joe Factor will officiate.

Interment will follow at Spencer Family Cemetery, Limestone Community, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wake Services were scheduled for 6:00 PM Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Beaver will be moved to Sand Creek Eufaula Indian Baptist Church at 4 p.m.. Monday, for a wake service there Monday evening at 7 p.m.

Mr. Beaver died March 21, 2003, at the home of his sister in Oklahoma City, at the age of 61.

He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Holdenville, Okla., to George Beaver and Lousanna Johnson Beaver and grew up in Hughes and Seminole Counties.

He attended New Model Schools, and worked as a carpenter for Collins Lumber until he retired in 1991.

He married Mary Spencer in 1971; she preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 2001.

He is survived by his children, Tommy George Beaver, Ada; Tom Little Beaver, Ada; Freddie James Beaver, Wewoka; Regina Renee Beaver, Ada; Mary Elizabeth Beaver, Seminole; and Thomas Beaver, Wewoka; his sisters, Wynema Russell, Oklahoma City, and Elouise Johnson, Holdenville; and 17 grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Bridget Ann Beaver; a grandson, Justin John Factor; and three brothers, Cecil Harjo, Sam Beaver and Benjamin Washington.

Pallbearers will be Eastman Johnson, Richard Cotton, Jay Smallwood, Terry Smallwood, Chris Johnson and Daniel Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Spencer, Robin Beaver, Sam Beaver, Jr. and Marcus Henderson.

 

Jeffrey Beggs

Graveside funeral services for Jeffrey Lee Beggs, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept, 26, 2003, at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka with Anthony Wood officiating, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Beggs died on Sunday, September 21, 2003, at the age of 43 at Jacksonville, Florida.

He was born on May 30, 1960, in Laguna Beach, California to Don and Ginger Henderson Beggs.

He attended school at Douglas Schools at in Oklahoma City. and was reared in the Oklahoma City area.

He has lived in the Jacksonville, Florida since 1992, where he was a carpenter and cabinet maker.

Beggs was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by, two sisters Donna Beggs Robertson, Gigi Beggs Martin both of Wewoka, one niece Heather Robertson of Wewoka, and special friend Celeste Sweet of Jacksonville, Florida and other relatives and friends.

Virginia Beggs

Virginia Lee "Ginger" Beggs, Wewoka resident, died Saturday, March 23, 2003 at the age of 61, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in OklahomaCity on March 3, 1941, to Leon Henderson and Lucille McKinley Henderson.

She grew up in California, graduating from school and married Donald R. Beggs on March 21, 1959; they moved to Oklahoma in the mid 60s.

She was a homemaker throughout her married life, and her husband of 30 years died in December of 1989.

In 1991 she went to work for Seminole County District Attorney’s office in Wewoka -Seminole County and retired in March 2001.

She is survived by her fiancé, Wayne Carter of Wewoka; her children, Donna Robertson, Gigi Martin and Jeff Beggs; her granddaughter, Heather Robertson of Wewoka; her brothers and sisters, Paul Henderson, Stockton, Calif., Cookie Stears, Palm Dale, Calif., Pauline Lopez, Tracy, Calif., Ron Henderson, Arlington, Washington; Charlene Osteen, Salt and Sea, Calif.,and Norma Jean Long, Wilton, Calif.; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Wayne Henderson and Donald Henderson.

Funeral services were held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka, on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. John Lively officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Sneed, Rusty Carter, Kevin Roberts, Dave Carter, Jim Carter and Josh Welsh.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Peterson, Terry Kirby, John Hargrave, Dave Anderson, Joseph Rigley, Kenny Storks, John Coley, Mark Battershell, Clay Pettis and Tom Lemings.

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

Brianna Belford

Funeral services for Brianna Louise Page Belford, infant daughter of Seminole residents were scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Church of Christ in Seminole with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

She was born Oct.5, 2003, in Oklahoma City to Christopher Robert Belford and Christina Lynn Sharp.

She died Oct. 5, 2003 at the OU Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jessie Sharp.

She is survived by her parents, Christopher Belford and Christina Sharp; grandparents, Ronnie and Barbara Wolf of Seminole, Cecil and Peggy Gomez, and Linda Dean, all of Ardmore; great grandparents, William and Ruby Sheffield and Jackie and Dorothy Cotton of Duncan; one brother, Jackie Belford; and one sister, Christen Belford.

Casket bearers were Ronnie Wolf, Cecil Gomez, Christopher Belford, Eric Vahldick and Casey Dean.

Robert Franklin Bemo

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Robert Franklin Bemo, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the High Spring Baptist Church in Konawa.

He died July 28, 2003, at the age of 81.

He was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Konawa to William and Ada Factor Bemo.

He attended Summer Chapel School.

He married Nell Marie in Hulwa in Wewoka in 1989.

He was a member of High Springs Baptist Church in Konawa.

He was a navy veteran and also worked as a security guard for Seminole Nation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ada Factor Bemo; four brothers, Sam, John, Don and Edgar Bemo; and one sister, Harriet Tiger.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Marie Bemo of the home, two adopted sons, Roland Roberts of Seminole and Bruce Fish of the home; six stepchildren, Donna McNac of Oklahoma City. Alex Fish Jr. of Tecumseh, Laquita Roberts of Cromwell, Laverna Kionute of Binger, John Fish of Oklahoma City and Donnell Fish of the home; four children, Lawanda Abraham of Norman, Glessie Gene Tharp of Norman, Ronnie Bemo of Shawnee and Robert ‘Bob’ Bemo, Jr. of Edmond; two sisters, Rena Gonzales of Denver, Colo. and Elvina Ortega; 26 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Wake services will be at the Stout-Phillips Old Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He will be moved to High Spring Baptist in Konawa at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Wake services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at High Springs Baptist in Konawa.

Pallbearers will be Reese Bert, Randy Roberts, Junior Kionute, Charles Burgress, Edward Factor and Steve Harjo.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.

Revs. Issac Foster and Dorsey Nero will officiate.

Interment will follow at High Spring Baptist Cemetery under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

 

John Benardello

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, John Benardello are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He was born Feb. 11, 1922 in New York City to Joseph Benardello and Theresa (Buscema) Benardello.

He died June 19, 2003, at the age of 81 in the Midwest City Regional Hospital.

He was married to Jenny Lorene (Long) Benardello on March 25, 1942 in Lincoln, Neb.

She preceded him in death of April 24, 2002.

He was a retired entrepreneur.

He was in auto sales, had a Napa franchise and until his retirement in early 1980, he owned Action Vending, Inc.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1980; mother in 1999; and wife.

He is survived by his son, John Robert Benardello of Midwest City and three grandchildren.

Officiating the services will be Rev. Carl Whitfield.

 

Hattie M. Bender

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Hattie M. Bender are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Steve Cline will officiate.

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

She died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the age of 81 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Seminole to John H. Montgomery and Lou Ella (Brown) Montgomery.

She was married to Herman Bender April 7, 1980.

She was retired from L&L Jewelry, former owner of the Mushroom Store in Seminole Shopping Center (sold Indian jewelry and bibles/ formerly worked for Sylvania in Shawnee, and years ago she worked for the election boards.

She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where she was involved with her Sunday school class.

She loved watching the Braves play baseball and loved to play bingo when her health allowed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Linda Parsons on March 13, 1999 and one grandson on Aug. 22, 1986.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Janelle Greenwood of Hillsboro, N.C.; two great granddaughters, Twila Conway of Tecumseh and Heather Parsons of Moore; one great-great grandson, Coby Conway of Tecumseh; two brothers, Bill Montgomery of Yukon and Buck Montgomery of Amarillo, Texas; and one sister, Edith Williams of Hutchison, Kan.

 

Otto Bender

73, of 1500 32nd St S, Great Falls, Montana, died Sunday morning, December 21st, of natural causes. At his request, no local services will be held. Private services will be held for family at a later date. No visitation will take place. He had bequeathed his body to science and the Montana WWAMI Body Donation program, MSU Bozeman, has accepted his generous gift.

Otto had recently moved from Oklahoma to be nearer his children. He leaves behind an ex-wife, Wanda Bender, still living in Seminole, OK.

Survivors include sons Terry Bender of Panguitch, Utah, Ken Bender of Great Falls, Montana, and Larry Kautzman, of Ogden, Utah. Daughters are Bonnie Sue Hanauer of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Lora Dormady, of Great Falls, Montana, and Sandra Dail, of Great Falls, Montana. A sister, Emma Kurtz, lives in Bismarck, North Dakota. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and Monica Kautzman of Vaughn, Montana, mother of Sandra Dail.

He was preceded in death by a first born daughter, Diane Kay Bender in 1950, and first wife, Frances V. Baker in 1977.

Otto was retired and living in Seminole, OK since the early nineties with Wanda Bender, whom he had married in Las Vegas in 1988 and later divorced. His hobbies included an avid interest in repairing cars. He had discovered an interest in computers and the internet in his later years, allowing for more frequent communication with his children.

Any memorials should be sent to the charity of your choice.

 

J. P. Bennett

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, J. P. Bennett are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Shawnee.

He died June 23, 2003, at the age of 72 in Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City.

He was born June 8, 1931, in Seminole to Levi Cody Bennett and Mamie (Chaffin) Bennett.

He was a graduate of Prairie Valley High School.

He had worked as a welder and retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1994.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 and was stationed in Korea at that time.

He married Phyllis (Ring) in Seminole on Jan. 23. 1954.

He attended the First Baptist Church of Harrah.

His parents; one brother, Gene Bennett; two sisters, Lois Motte and Clara Presley preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Bennett of the home; two children, Renee Bennett of Harrah and Darrel Bennett of Dunedin, Fla.; two brothers; Ray Bennett of Wynnewood and Dean Bennett of Seminole; two sisters, Willa Mae Cox of Coalinga, Calif. and Betty Romberg of Shawnee; two grandchildren; in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Officiating the services will be Rev. Randy Slack.

Interment will follow in the Little Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated the American Diabetes Association as appropriate for memorial contributions at P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720.

Joe Brown Bennett

Interment for Joe Brown Bennett, SFC U.S. Army, retired were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Fort Sill National Cemetery

He died Oct. 11, 2003, at his home in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 4, 1941 in Ada to Lt. Col. Joe D. and Frances Brown Bennett.

He was the great grandson of Gov. John Fl Brown, the last absolute Chief in the Seminole Nation.

Bennett attended Bacone College in Muskogee and graduated from UCO in Edmond.

Before employment at Tinker AFB, his military career included two tours of duty in Germany and one in Vietnam.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, and a member of the Elks Lodge # 417.

After the loss of his eye sight, he began a partnership with his guide dog, Fenney, and they volunteered their time to school children and demonstrated the ability of the guide dog to aid in the independence of the visually impaired.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe D. and his brother John F. Bennet.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judith; his daughter, Jennifer Morrell; one granddaughter; and his mother, Frances Bennett of Oklahoma City.

 

Bertha Bierd

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Bertha M. Bierd are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Burl Mackey will officiate.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bierd died Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at the Stroud Health Center.

She was born to Walter Marshall and Mary Alice (Leach) Crouch on Oct. 6, 1908 near Stroud.

She and Frank Bierd were married on Nov. 28, 1931 at the First Baptist Church in Bristow, and the couple lived in the Earlsboro, Carr City, and Seminole area most of their married life.

Bierd became a Christian at the Carr City Baptist Church in 1940, and was a member of the Church, teaching age groups from nursery through the young people’s departments over the years.

Most of those years were served teaching in the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Frank Bierd; two sisters; three brothers; and two grandchildren.

Bierd is survived by one sister, Mrs. L.E. Waggoner, Levelland, Texas; two children, Jimmy Bierd, Stroud, and Gail McCraw, Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Tom Bierd, Jimmy Bierd, Scott McCraw, Mike McCraw, Philip Quinn, Gary Quinn, Keith Bierd, and Bobby Bierd.

 

Georgia

Biggers

Funeral services for Georgia Ann Biggers are scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church.

Rev. Beverly Cook will officiate.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman, Texas.

Biggers died Friday, March 21, 2003 at the ate of 91.

She was born in Holdenville in 1911 and lived in the Pampa, Texas area for 41 years before moving to Spearman.

She was married to Cecil Biggers in 1933.

She was a telephone operator for 16 years A.T. & T. She worked for C.R. Anthony clothing for over 25 years before retiring in 1987.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Pampa.

She is survived by one son, Cecil R. Biggers of Spearman; one sister, Florida Belle Surgnier of Ada, two granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

She was precede in death by her husband, Cecil Biggers in 1933.

The family requests memorials to be sent to Central Baptist Church Nursery Ministries in Pampa, Texas or Faith Lutheran Church in Spearman.

Louisa Billie

Funeral services for Seminole County native Louisa Harjo Billie are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, south of Wewoka.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Sandy Harjo will officiate.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Billie died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 at the age of 79.

She was born to Sundae Harjo and Velma Cosar Harjo on Aug. 24, 1924.

Billie attended Limestone School and also lived in and around Seminole County until 1997 when she moved to Tulsa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Joseph Billie; three sisters, Abbie Harjo, Imogene Harjo and Fannie Harjo; one son-in-law, Daniel Starr; one daughter-in-law, Sally Wolf; and four grandchildren, Bradley Billie, Eastman Billie, infant grandaughter, and Yvett Hulbutta.

Billie is survived by one daughter, Nell Starr and her children, Terry, Michael, Laquita, and David Starr, all of Wewoka; three sons, George Hulbutta and his son Allen, both of Seminole, Lee Moses and his children, Lee, Otis, and Crystal Moses, all of Tulsa, and John Billie of Cushing and his children, John of Henryetta, Joseph of Alabama, Lawanna of Meeker, Stina of Oklahoma City, and Alisha of Germany; one sister, Naomi Jacobs, Oklahoma City; three brothers, Richmond Harjo, Seminole, and John Harjo and Luther Harjo, both of Tulsa; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Grey Tiger, Jimmy Tiger, Benny Tiger, Jason Tiger, Joe Jacobs and Oscar Bunner.

Honorary bearers will be Billie’s grandsons.

Gladys Black

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Gladys Black are were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church.

Minister David Karges was set to officiate. He was to be assisted by Minister Bruce Lewis.

Interment was to follow at Resthaven Memorial Garden under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice, N.M.

Black died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2003 in Hobbs, N.M. at the age of 99.

She was born Dec. 12, 1903 in Cedar County, Mo.

She married Rockford L. Black on Dec. 24, 1923 in Keystone.

Black was a resident of Seminole for 69 years.

She moved to Hobbs, N.M. in 2002.

She was an active member of the Seminole First United Methodist Church since 1950.

Black was an active member of the United Methodist Women’s Group and a charter member of the Wedding Ring Sunday School Class.

She is survived by one son, Don Black of Weatherford; one daughter, Peggy Harris of Hobbs, N.M., one brother, John Strader of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Harvey Black

Funeral services for Seminole resident Harvey Ervin "Pete" Black, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Pauls Valley.

Doug Arnold will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Whitebead Cemetery in Pauls Valley, under the direction of the Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

Black died Monday, March 3, 2003 at his home in Seminole at the age of 90.

He was born to John and Ida Mae (Hawkins) Black on Dec. 4, 1912 in Cement.

The Pauls Valley and Paoli area was his childhood home, and following his father’s death, he lived with his aunt Martha and uncle Will Hawkins in Western Oklahoma.

In the 1930’s, Black moved to Wanette where he worked for his uncle Ralph Black at Cunningham’s Filling Station and hauled cattle and hogs to the Stockyards in Oklahoma City.

While in Wanette, he met Molly Lucille Jackson.

The couple were married on May 23, 1936 in Konawa, and made Wanette their home for the next 10 years.

On July 4, 1946, the couple moved to Oklahoma City where Black went to work for the M&M Super Service for nearly 22 years. thus

In 1967, Black bought the wrecker service from M&M Super Service, thus founding the M&M Wrecker Service.

Black continued to operate the wrecker service until his retirement in March of 1982.

In 1983, Black moved to Seminole County where he raised cattle and enjoyed a working retirement.

Black was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in 1972; his parents; three brothers; and two sisters.

He is survived by one son, Ralph Black, Seminole; one brother, A.C. Black of California; one sister, Mary June Hardy of Colorado; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Helen (Rodgers) Blair

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Helen Jenette (Rodgers) Blair are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Trena Smithee is set to officiate.

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

Blair died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 70.

She was born Dec. 2, 1932 in Seminole to Elza Byron and Dora Meala (Fisher) Rodgers.

She married Reubin Blair on Dec. 16, 1957 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1971.

Blair retired from Hayes Axle on Oct. 30, 1992 after 16 years.

She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Cleta and Janet Marshall; stepchildren, Judy and David Blair; her mother, Dora Spann; her father, Byron Rodgers; four sisters, Edna Rodgers, Ruby Houck, Alice Houck, and Cathryn Rodgers; and her brother, Eldon Dean Rodgers.

She is survived by one brother, Elza Rodgers of Wewoka; and one sister, Carolyn Sue Huntington of The Dalles, Ore.

Casket bearers are Eugene Houck, Chad Houck, Joe Houck, Kade Houck, Bobby Westmoland, and Justin Westmoland.

Blair

Jeannette Bland

Funeral services for Jeannette Marie Bland of Seminole, were held Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville.

Rev. Roy Robertson officiated the services.

Interment followed at the Holdenville Cemetery, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Jeannette passed away Friday, March 21, 2003 in Oklahoma City at the age of 55.

She was born to Daniel Bland and Thelma (Ledbetter) Bland on June 28, 1947 in Holdenville.

Jeannette was raised in Hughes County and lived in the area most of her life.

She attended school at Hulsey School and at Moss School and graduated from Moss.

Jeannette loved to crochet and make crafts of all kinds.

She also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her father; her grandfather, Ollie Ledbetter; her grandmother, Cordie Ledbetter; and one brother, Jerry Bland.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Hale and Les Hale; her mother, Thelma Griffith; three sisters, Gloria Guthrie, Brenda Griffith, and Sharon Woods; and numerous aunts, uncles, and other family and loved ones.

Katherine

Blevins

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Katherine Blevins, were scheduled for 2 p.m., May 20, 2003.

She was born on July 26, 1920 to Brother Wallace and Beatrice Wilburn.

She died May 16, 2003, in Seminole.

She was born as a paternal twin into a family of 10 children, which consisted of five boys and five girls.

She owned and operated a beauty salon for 25 years in Hobbs, N.M., where she was a resident for 40 years.

Survivors include her son, Larry Moreland; Sister, Lavalla Spencer; two nephews, grandchildren, great-grand children and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Dian Moreland.

A memorial service was held at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

 

 

 

Mildred Blue

Funeral services for Seminole native, Mildred L. Blue of Norman were scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at the Southgate Pentecostal Church in Moore with Rev. Lynn Ice officiating.

Interment followed at 3:30 p.m. in Wanette Cemetery under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman..

Blue died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the age of 83 in Norman.

She was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Seminole to William and Mary (Mahan) Harrison.

She married Bert Hayden Blue on Jan. 10, 1942, in Walters.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Kesler of Guthrie and Latricia Weedn of Norman; two sons, James Blue of Shawnee and Eugene Blue of Norman; one brother; two sister; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Loving Care, P.O. Box 1414, Noble, 73068.

 

 

Luther Lee Bohanon

 U.S. Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, was appointed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.

He was born in 1902, in Fort Smith, Ark., one of 13 siblings.

He graduated from OU’s law school in 1927.

He and close friend, A.P. Murrah formed the law firm of Murrah & Bohanon in Seminole, moving to Oklahoma City in 1931.

His work led to exposing corruption in the Oklahoma Supreme Court, resulting in significant reforms to the Oklahoma court system.

He was a delegate to the 1932 Democratic Convention which nominated Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

He was also an active participant in the successful 1948 campaign of President Harry S. Truman.

During his career as a judge, his decisions resulted in the implementation of procedures for humane treatment of prison inmates and the desegregation of Oklahoma City Schools.

He was married to Marie Swatek .

She preceded him in death in 1998.

He is survived by a son, Richard L. Bohanon and his wife, Ann of Oklahoma City; three grandsons Christopher A. Bohanon of Arlington, Va., Phillip Lee Bohanon and David Andrew Bohanon of Oklahoma City, and six great grandchildren.

Three children, Baby Boy, Michael Anton and Barbara Marie preceded him in death.

Private graveside services were held Tuesday at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

A memorial service was held at the United Methodist Church of Nichols Hills on July 22 at 11 a.m.

Josh Bohanon

Memorial services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Josh Lee Bohanon are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at the family home from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16.

Flowers may be sent to the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

Bohanon died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the age of 66 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 21, 1937, in Wewoka to Andrew Bohanon and Lois Mae (Walker) Bohanon.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1955 where he was an All-State football player.

Bohanon served six years in the U.S. Army, from 1960-1966.

He married Judy Sullivan in 1974 in Tulsa and went on to graduate from UCO in 1982 with his B.A.

After working briefly as a licensed mortician, he was employed at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for 25 years, before retiring in 1999.

A family man, he was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time, laughing and joking with his family and friends and cheering for his Oklahoma Sooners.

Josh was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Bohanon and one brother, Webster Bohanon.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Judy; his twin sons, James Webster of Tulsa and Josh Lee II of Norman; his mother, Lois Mae Bohanon of the home; his sister, Andrewette "Sue" Wood of Edmond; and many other family and friends who will miss him.

Ida Bourbonnais

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Ida Evelyn Bourbonnais, of Tecumseh, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec 17 at the Tecumseh Mission Cemetere under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Rev. Cal Hunter will officiate.

Bourbonnais died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the age of 72 at his home.

She was born Aug. 28, 1932 in Blanchard to Clarence Hollis and Florence (Hughes) Hollis.

She married Roy Bourbonnais of July 31, 1970 in Shawnee.

She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She is a former Maud resident and also lived in Bakersfield, Calif.

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

She is survived by Roy Bourbonnais of the home, four sons, gene Thompson and Robin Geer, both of Range Park, Fla., Johnny Geer of California and Mark Geer of Lawton; two brothers, Carl Hollis of Bakersfield, Calif. and Clifford Hollis of Weiser, Id.; two sisters, Joan Gillham of Tecumseh and Frances McCormick of Bakersfield, Calif.; and ten grandchildren.

Casketbearers will be Robin Geer, Mark Geer, Johnny Geer, Gene Thompson, Chris Geer and Kirk Geer.

 

 

Helen Mae Bowles

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Helen Mae Bowles are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

She died July 30, 2003, at the age 78 at Parkland Manor Nursing Home in Prague.

She was born June 21, 1925, in Seminole to Albert J. Belveal and Emma (Blackbourn) Belveal.

She married Raymond Bowles in 1953 in Sulphur.

She worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator and the owner of the Pampered Poodle.

She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert J. and Emma Belveal; two brothers, Neal Frazier of Seminole and Kenneth Frazier of Cushing.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Bowles of Sulphur; daughters, Debra Bowles, Beth Ann Bowles and Nancy Rutherford, all of Seminole, Mary Johnson of Shawnee; one brother, Charles Belveal of Exeter, Mo.; four sisters, Virginia Cherry of Edmond, Etta Nelson of Seminole, Charlene Nelson of Los Lunas, N.M. and Barbara Deal of Antlers; and four grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Travis Johnson, Joe Abbiss, Eddie Nelson, John Scallorn, Jimmy Nelson and Jeffrey Nelson.

Rev. Steve Cline will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Wilma Boyington

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Wilma Boyington are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. R.T. McDonald is set to officiate.

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

Boyington died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002 at Southwest Medical Center at the age of 68.

She was born Dec. 26, 1934 in Seminole to Elmer and Lela (Gentry) Billings.

She married Buddy Boyington on June 7, 1968 in Stinnett, Texas.

Boyington was a retired daycare and store manager.

She attended Bowlegs Schools.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Daniel Billings in 1999; two nephews and one niece.

Boyington is survived by her husband of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Connie Hinman of Lawtey, Fla., David Ross Hinman of Melbourne, Fla., and Steven K. and Laree Hinman of Oklahoma City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Phyllis Billings of Ponca City and Raymond and De Billings of Seminole; one sister, Geraldine Johnston of Willis, Texas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Margaret Bradley

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, Margaret Louise Bradley are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, with Russell Vicars officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Bradley died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 79 at the Hearthstone Assisted Living Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 8, 1924, in Carmen to Clifford Almon Cox and Thelma Marie (Bell) Cox.

She was married to Benny Joe Bradley, who preceded her in death in 1986.

She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by her brother, James W. Cox of Oklahoma City; one sister, Betty Marie Hawkins of Pryor and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends..

 

Stacy A. Braman

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Stacy A. Braman are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, July 21 at Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, with full military honors.

He died July 5, 2003, at the age of 53 in Peter Borough, England and has just been returned to the United States.

He was born April 11, 1950 in Klamath Falls, Ore. to Frank Stacy Braman and Rita Theresa (La Marche).

He served in the USA Navy as petty officer first class and was working for the Navy AAFES in England when he died.

He was a graduate of Seminole State College and also the former pastor for the Main Street Church of God from 1980-2000.

He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Kasper of Tulsa, two sons, John Braman of Ft. Sill and Jeremy Braman of South Daytona, Fla.; two sisters, Kathy Pallin of Eugene Ore. and Margaret Chosther of Keizer, Ore.; and four grandchildren.

Bro. H.K. Griffin will be officiating the service.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

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Vivian Brannon

Vivian Evelyn Brannon passed away on Friday, March 21, 2003, at El wood Manor Nursing Home in Wewoka, after a long and courageous fight with Alzheimers.

Vivian was born February 1, 1928 in Sasakwa to George and Minia Huff.

Vivian married Art Brannon on October 4, 1946, and followed him in his work to a variety of locations, from Rangely, Colorado to Odessa, Texas before settling in Holdenville in 1973.

Vivian worked as a legal secretary for George Oliphant from early 1970s until her retirement.

Vivian attended the East Main Church of Christ until her Alzheimers forced her to move to Elmwood Manor Nursing Home.

Vivian was a dedicated Christian wife and a loving, supportive mother, sister, and grandmother.

Her loving smile, sense of humor, and obvious love for and pride in her family will be missed by all.

Vivian is survived by one son, Mark of Hodlenville; one daughter, Cindy Ingram of Broken Arrow; three sisters, Kate Wilson of Holdenville, Georgetta Cullinan of Wewoka and Stella Lawson of Borger, Texas; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, George and Minia Huff; her husband Art Brannon; one son, Phillip Brannon and one daughter, Pam Epperson; three sisters, Lorene Huff, Opal Brannon and Pauline Reams; two brohers, Alvie Huff and Archie Huff.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the East Main Church of Christ with Alan Eck officiating.

Pallbearers were Doyle Wilson, Micah Mitchon, Phil Webb, David Epperson, Scot Treadwell, and Dwight Reams.

Services are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Albert Branscum

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident, Albert Eugene Branscum currently of Holdenville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Robert Bray officiating.

Interment will also be at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Branscum died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the age of 72 at Holdenville General Hospital, Holdenville.

He was born July 18, 1930, in Konawa to W.A. "Bill" Branscum and Beatrice (Finch) Branscum.

He owned and operated his own salvage yard in Konawa for many yars and was also a mechanic and oilfield truck driver in earlier years.

Branscum was an Sp3 (T) in the U.S. Army and served as a mechanic in the 5th armored division during the Korean conflict.

He was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and of the American Legion Post 70, both in Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one granddaughter; and one great grandson.

He is survived by three sons, Randy Branscum of Holdenville, James Branscum of Burneyville and Andrew Branscum of Amarillo, Texas; one daughter, Kathy Miller of Holdenville; three brothers, Herman Branscum of Grass Valley, Calif., Bill Branscum of Pampa, Texas and Bob Branscum of Velma; two sisters, Athene Ironmonger of Pampa, Texas and Euda Weldon of Stevenville, Texas; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

 

Robert C.

Bray, Jr.

Robert C. Bray, Jr. was born on March 6, 1915 in Checotah to the late Robert C. Bray and Tennessee Hill Bray, and passed away April 12, 2003 at the age of 88 at Seminole Medical Center.

His wife of 61 years, Debra Bray and their four children; Robert C. Bray III of Eufaula, Denton Bray of Wetumka, Randy Bray of Wetumka, and Lana Bray of Holdenville; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and four step grandchildren survives him. and one sister, Lucille Poole of Wewoka.

Olaf Bray, Walter Bray, Mary Whittaker, Anna Westbrook and Paul C. Bray preceded him in death.

Billy John Brazell

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Billy John Brazell of Sasakwa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa.

He died July 13, 2003, at the age of 30, at his residence in Sasakwa.

He was born Nov. 28, 1972 in Ada to Clifton Lee Brazell and Debra Jean (Robertson).

He graduated from Sasakwa High School and worked in the oilfield.

Survivors include his father, Clif Brazell of Konawa; mother and stepfather, Debbie and Kenneth Watters of Sasakwa; one daughter, Lesly Lee Brazell of Sasakwa; grandparents, Pat Robertson and Marie Brazell, both of Konawa and Inetha Yeargan; great-grandmother, Juanita Knowles; two brothers, Robie Dale Watters of Sasakwa and Richard Lee Brazell of Arkansas; and two sisters, Francis Callaham and Elizabeth Brazell, both of Arkansas.

Casket Bearers will be Bruce Ramsey, Franklin Coody, Monte Brazell, Ryan Dale Brazell, Ralph Brazell and Larry Watson.

Officiating the services will be Rev. Wesley Martin.

Interment will follow at Dora Cemetery, north of Konawa, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Velma Brewer

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Velma Jane (Williams) Brewer of Maud are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at the First Baptist Church in St. Louis with Bro. Glen Peck and Rev. David Shatwell officiating.

Interment will follow at the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Brewer died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the age of 95 in the Rose Manor Nursing Home in Maud.

She was born July 6, 1908, in Alabama to Johnny Thomas Williams and Emma Elizabeth (Blair).

She married Clyde Carlton Brewer May 5, 1927, in Konawa.

Brewer moved from Konawa to Maud in 1964, where she was a resident until her death.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Maud First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Thomas Williams in 1980; two sons, Glen and Walter Brewer; two daughters, Lola and Naomi Brewer; two grandsons Michael Kelley and Ricky Rogers, one granddaughter, Tawnya Brewer; two great grandsons, Timmy and Tony Smith; and one sister, Josie Williams.

She is survived by four sons, Tom Brewer of Byng, Earl Brewer of Newalla, Carl Brewer of Newcastle and Harold Brewer of Maud; five daughters, Nadine Gates of Okemah, Jean Stearns of Shawnee, Ester Alexander, both of Oklahoma City, Ruby Lee of Mustang and Shirley Gurley of Jones; one brother, David Williams of Edmond; two sisters, Della Mae Craft of Wyoming and Ruby Kiser of Jet; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Steve Billings, Jerry Bryan, Robert Mullins, Tim Garner, Brian Brewer and Travis Mullins.

 

 

Irma Bridges

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Irma LaFawn (Fleming) Bridges, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church.

Rev. David Karges will officiate.

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

Irma passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 71.

She was born to Hilliard Edwards and Nellie Louise (Cochran) Edwards on July 1, 1931 in Marietta.

Irma lived in Seminole for 29 years, moving here from Shawnee.

She later lived in Dallas, Texas, before moving back to Seminole.

Irma married William "Bill" Joseph Fleming on Jan. 18, 1953.

He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1978.

Irma later married Roger Bridges who also preceded her in death.

She worked with her husband William in Fleming’s Accounting Business for 18 years until his death in 1978.

Irma later worked as a live-in-nanny for many years in Dallas, Texas.

She was a member of the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, and a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Irma attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, and enjoyed flower gardening, fishing on Lake Texoma, and ballroom dancing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, A.C. Weese; her two husbands; and one sister, Ruth Dawn Edwards.

Irma is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Victor Fleming, Houston, Texas, and Bruce and Linda Fleming, Oklahoma City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Tom Smith, Norman, and Pam and Curtis Morgan, Seminole; one brother, Gene Edwards, Brussels, Belgium; three sisters, Jean Thomason, Collinsville, Verna Valentine, Tulsa, and Ginger Edney, Seminole; and seven grandchildren, Katie, Kristen, Kendra, and Kelsey Fleming, all of Oklahoma City, Andrew Smith, Norman, and Tyler and Jessica Morgan, both of Seminole.

 

Troy Bridges

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Troy Lee Bridges are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bridges died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at the age of 75 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Van Buren, Ark.

He was born Dec. 29, 1927, in Henrietta, Texas to Davis Lee Bridges and Ludie Gertrude (Barshers).

He was married to Bonnie Lee (Boatman) Bridges on Jan. 17, 1962, in Sand Springs.

Bridges worked for Pawnee Petroleum Co. in Seminole from 1980-1984 and retired in 1988 from Wilco Inc. in Corsicana, Texas.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt.

He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the American Legion in Fayetteville, Ark. and VFW in Fort Smith, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie on Nov. 6, 1995; three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by one son, Donnie Ray Brown of Oklahoma; two daughters, Deborah Bates of Van Buren, Ark. and Barbara Ann Bridges of Colorado; one brother, Earl Bridges of Haltsom City, Texas; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Clifford Briery II

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Clifford "Cliff" Edward Briery, II, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Noma Mansell will officiate the services.

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

Briery passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born to Clifford "C.E." Edward Briery and Genny (Cook) Briery on July 5, 1951 in Seminole.

Briery was a 1969 graduate of Seminole High School, and a University of Oklahoma graduate.

He received his Law Degree from OCU.

Briery was an attorney for Charles Hill in Norman, and was a member of the First Christian Church.

He is survived by his parents; and one sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Michael Townsend of Plano, Texas; three aunts, Helen Jones and Velva Rogers, both of Oklahoma City, and Edna Marie Briery of Shreveport, La.; two nieces, Ashley Slaughter of Plano, Texas and her children, Jurnee, Dalton, and Cade, and Alisha Rand of Frisco, Texas and her child, Haylee; and a host of other family and friends.

Lowell H. Brimley

A private memorial services for former Seminole resident, Lowell H. Brimley, now of Pinole, Calif., was held at the family home.

At the request of the deceased there were no services

Burial was held by Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole at Little Cemetery.

Brumley died Sept. 26, 2003, at the age of 81.

He was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Harvey and Ann (Coombs) Brimley and was educated there.

He spent four years in the Navy and retired after 30 years as an engineer in Pinole, Calif.

He was an avid golfer

He is survived by his wife, Pebble Cannon Brimley; three stepsons, Robert Rhett, Jeffrey Jackson and Gregory Franklin, all of California; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

 

Johnny Brinsfield

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Johnny Mack Brinsfield are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Friday, Oct.31, 2003, at the age of 54 in Kellyville.

He was born July 16, 1949, in Seminole to Billy Franklin Brinsfield and Gladys Josephine (Lee) Brinsfield.

He was married to Terry (Wilson) Brinsfield in Arkansas.

He sered as the rank of SPS in the U.S. Army, served in Vietnam and received Vietham service medal with three bronze service stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Sharpshooter and later transferred to the USAR.

He attended two years of college. and was a member of the Penticostal Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Brinsfield II and a step-daughter, Tamera Lloyd.

He is survived by his mother of Seminole; his wife, Terry of the home; two sons, Eric Brinsfield of Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. and Anthony Brinsfield of Shawnee; stepson, James Akins of Kellyville; step daughter, Timber Akins, also of Kellyville; one brother, Frank Brinsfield of Spring, Texas; one sister, Judy Jones of Seminole and 12 grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Clint Nunnelley, Caleb Nunnelley, Chad Nunnelley, David Jones, Dale Jones and Johnny Choate.

Honorary bearers are Chub McClure and Jerry Jones.

 

John Leo Brockhaus

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, John Leo Brockhaus are set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Shawnee.

Brockhaus died April 7, 2003, at the age of 77 in the Ambassador Manor Nursing Home in Tulsa.

He was born on April 19, 1925 in Yukon Oklahoma to Franklin Brockhaus and Magdalena (Walch) Brockhaus.

He married Anna J. (Bryant) on April 23, 1948 in Midwest City.

He was a farmer, rancher, and worked for Lee Way Freightliner.

He was of Catholic faith.

His parents, his wife, two brothers, Lawrence and Paul Brockhaus; and two sisters, Mary Matthews and Clara Cawthon preceded him in death.

He is survived by three sons, and daughter-in-laws, Paul and Sherry Brockhaus of Tulsa, Lee and Sissy Brockhauss of Earlsboro, and Mike Brockhaus of Choctaw; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Kay Carter and Woody Woodward of Yuma, Ariz.; five grand children, J.R., Angelique and Bryan Joe Brockhaus, Allen Roads, Ann Jeanette Casad; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor and Justine Roads, Barrit and Bailey Casad, Caitlin and J.T. Brockhaus and Landen Degman.

One sister, Elinor Hubbs of Enid, a lifelong friend, Dave Pratt of Hurst, Texas, and an extended family friend, Patsy Cline of Prague, also survive him.

There will be a Rosary on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

His body will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee on April 11 under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Beulah Bell Brooks

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Beulah Bell Brooks are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Cummings Cemetery.

She died Aug. 14, 2003, at the age of 84 in Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born Sept.23, 1919, in Maud to Avery Lee Choate and Maude Ethyle (Cope).

She was married to William Lee Brooks in 1935 in Maud.

She was a housewife.

She had attended the Assembly of God, Church of God and Immanuel Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Lee Brooks on Dec. 9, 1992; two brothers, two sisters and a grandson, Danny Arthur Johnson.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Dean Johnson of Maud; four sons, Forrest Leroy Brooks of Ada, Avery Leon Boroks of Seminole, James Ralph Brooks of Shawnee and Donald Ray Brooks of Maud; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Services will be officiated by Jim Hutton.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

 

 

 

Allen Odell

Broome

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident Allen Odell Broome, are set for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa.

He died May 20, 2003 at the age of 72, at the Ballard Nursing Home in Ada.

He was born on April 23, 1931, in North Carolina.

He was a retired truck driver and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rev. Wade Scott will be officiating under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Katheryn J. Brown

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident, Katheryn J. Brown are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Prospect Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

She died July 19, 2003, at the age of 84 at her home in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Seminole to Frank and Lillie Mae (Edwards) Ponder, who preceded her in death.

She was married to the late James Clyde Brown, Sr.

She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church as well as a member of Eastern Star, Lilly of the Valley Chapter 7 in Oklahoma City.

She was retired from the Oklahoma Employment Security where she worked as interviewer supervisor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Donald and James; six brothers, Tinch, Roy, Paul, Alonzo, Ted and Taft.

She is survived three sons, Eugene (Mickey) Brown of Leavenworth, Kan., Henry B. Brown of Wichita, Kan. and Ruddy Brown of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Frank Ponder Jr. of Midwest City and Dr. Henry Ponder of Talladega, Ala.; four sisters, Mamie Jackson, Dorothy Cooper and Annie J. Bell, all of Oklahoma City and Eva McGough of Las Vegas, Nev.; 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

 

 

Saphronia Brown

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Saphronia Brown are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Revs. Redmon Wolf and Houston Tiger officiating.

Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Interment will be at the Carbitcher Cemetery in Bowlegs under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

She died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the age of 71 in Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Shawnee to Freeland and Lula "Cosar" Carbitcher.

She attended school at Sequoyah.

She was married to Amos Brown on Jan. 23, 1962 in Eufaula.

They lived in the Seminole area for many years, while she worked for Wrangler as a sewing machine operator.

She was a member of Tallahassee Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeland and Lula Carbitcher; her husband, Amos Brown; two brothers, Babe Adams and Jimmy Carbitcher; one sister-in-law, Nancy Carbitcher and two nephews, Younger "Sonny" Carbitcher and Vincent "Porky" Harjo.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorthy Davis and husband, Leroy and Abby Lawhead and husband Johnathan, all of Seminole; seven grandchildren, Erica West, Joel Davis, Siah Davis, Timothy Davis, Crystal Davis, Chris Daniel and Fvs-chvtv Brown, all of Seminole; eight great grandchildren and one sister, Mary Jane Harjo of Bowlegs.

Pallbearers will be Glen Tiger, Robby Tiger, Jimpsey Tiger, Ricky Harjo, Raymond Harjo and Curtis Harjo.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

 

Jackie Bruner

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Jackie Lee Bruner are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel located at 2801 N. Kelley Ave. in Oklahoma City.

Interment will follow at the Bruner cemetery in Konawa.

Bruner died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at the age of 50.

He was born June 15, 1953 in Oklahoma City to Johnnie and Geneva Bruner.

He was the sixth born of ten children and had accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Konawa.

He continued his walk with Christ at Southern Temple Baptist Church.

He received his education from Walnut Grove Elementary, Konawa Elementary, J.F. Kennedy Jr. High and graduated from Capitol Hill Senior High School.

He also received a certificate for Auto Body Repair from Quachita Vo-Tech Center and was a successful business owner of Bruner’s Auto Repair and Sales.

He was known for his athletic abilities in track and football.

Bruner was a compassionate and generous person and loved giving and making others happy.

He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, nephew and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Geneva Bruner; one brother, John D. Bruner and his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn (Linda); one son, Craig Bruner; five daughters, Falisha Smith, Ericka Boyce, Jackie Bruner, Andrea Bruner and Tiffany Bruner, all of Oklahoma City; six brothers, Joseph, Bryant, Charles, Errol and Michael Bruner and David Young, all of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Loel T. Bryan

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Loel Terry Bryan, were held on June 3 at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Bladensburg, Md.

She died on May 31, 2003 at the age of 91 in Winchester, Va.

She was born March 26, 1912 in Vidette, Ark. to Perry Kay and Sarah Alice Smith Grisso.

She was owner of Arden’s Childrenswear, retiring in 1968.

She was a member of Bowlegs United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was an avid quilter and active in numerous quilting clubs and circles.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Ervin Terry, and her second husband, Daniel Joseph Bryan.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Terry McKeown of Winchester, Va. and Kay Terry Jaeschke of Deale, Md.; one son, Gerald Donald Tery of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Lloyd Wesley Grisso of Moab, Utah; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Memorials may be made to a favorite church or charity.

Johnnie K. Buckner

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Johnnie K. Buckner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillabee Indian Baptist Church in Hanna.

She died Aug. 2, 2003, at the age of 47 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 30, 1955, to Wilson Hill of Oklahoma City and Mary J. Larney of Seminole County.

She is survived by her parents, Mary J. Larney of Seminole and Wilson Hill of Oklahoma City;one son, James Buckner of Oklahoma City; three brothers; one sister and one grandson

Officiating the services will be Rev. Bill Hobia.

Interment will follow in Hanna City Cemetery under the driection of Midtown Tulsa Chapel in Tulsa.

Lenora Buckner

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Lenora Edwards Buckner of Wewoka, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at New Lima High Auditorium.

Officiating pastor will be Rev. F.D. Cochran of Scipio Baptist Church, Lima.

Interment will follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

She died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the age of 89 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 4, 1914, in Lima to Joe and Easter Hunter.

She received her education in Lima and lived in Seminole County all of her life..

She became a member of Scipio Baptist Church at an early age, where she served as missionary president, member of Sunday school, member of the Women’s Auxillary and also of BTU.

She was married to William F. Buckner who preceded her in death.

She also had four children to preceed her in death and her sister, Ida Mae Johnson.

She is survived by six sons, Lorenzo A. Edwards, Sammy Joe Edwards, Lawrence Kennety Edwards, Terry Loy Edwards all of Lima and Wallace J. Edwards and Kim Renado Edwards of Oklahoma City; and four daughters, Princella Ross, Rosetta Cravens and Senobia James, all of Oklahoma City and Carol Ann Morris of Omaha, Neb.; 25 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Edwards, Terry Edwards, Sammy Edwards, Kenneth Edwards, Wallace Edwards, Kim Edwards, Sherman Cravens and Ronnie James.

Honorary pallbearers are Lorenzo Edwards Jr., Kenneth Edwards, Earnest Edwards, Mike Edwards, Terry Edwards II, Bryant Edwards, Roland W. James, Renado W. James, Sherad L. Cravens Derrick Ross and Steven L. Cravens.

 

 

Garland Bundy

Funeral services for Seminole resident Garland Austin Bundy are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Ray Belford is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bundy died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003 at the Veteran’s Center in Sulphur.

He was born April 2, 1922 in Stratford to Edgar and Inez (Moit) Bundy.

He married Louise (Vaden) Bundy on June 4, 1942 in Yuma, Ariz.

Bundy owned Bundy Seatcovers in Seminole for 53 years.

He was a veteran of the Army/Air Force and was stationed in Korisca during World War II.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole, where he served as a deacon.

Bundy was a member of the Bass Club and a former member of a bowling league in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Janan Kautz of Seminole and Susan Hanna of Allen, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Boyd Burgess

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Boyd Burgess are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Wells officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Burgess died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the age of 95 at Wewoka Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 15, 1908, in Red Mound Township to L.P. "Pole" Burgess and Hettie (Rowe) Burgess.

He married Hazel Fern (Aughinbaugh) on Aug. 2, 1952.

He worked for an oil company in California for ten years and retired as a farmer after 45 years.

He attended the Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elvin and Robert W. Burgess; sister Gwendoline Beavers; son Robert J. Burgess; daughter, Kay Louise Burgess and grandsons, Donald Ritz II, Zachary Mullings and Danny Goforth.

He is survived by Hazel Burgess of the home, one son, Terry Schwartz of Tulsa, five daughters, Janet Ritz and Sandra Burgess of Tulsa, Nan Goforth of Seminole, Mary Rumsey of Yukon and Jane Mullings of Maud; 18 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The family requests that donations be made to Hospice.

 

 

 

Charlie Burton

Memorial services for Charlie Burton, brother of a Seminole County resident, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Services will be under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2003, at the age of 40 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 23, 1963, in Tarrant County, Texas to Charles Burton and Carol Maxine (Speire) Burton.

He was a Shawnee resident prior to moving to Oklahoma City 15 years ago.

He was the maintenance director of Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City and a truck driver for several years.

He is survived by one sister, Cindy Watson of Maud and one brother, John Henry Burton of Korea.

 

Faye Burton

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Faye Burton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

She died Sept. 24, 2003, at the age of 95 in Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 12, 1908, in Hiawatha, Kan. to Loren Smith and Rachel (Kring) Smith.

She grew up in Cushing but moved to Seminole 70 years ago.

She was 16 years old when she went to work for C.R. Anthony. She was one of their first employees and worked as their bookkeeper.

She was married to John Burton.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and before her vision failed, she enjoyed fishing, reading, sports and playing duplicate bridge.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five sisters, Lennie, Rachel, Mae, Nancy Alice, and Velda; four brothers, Harry, Jack, Jim, and Boss.

She is survived by one son, John King Burton of Seminole; two daughters, Jane Mears and husband, Gene of Buffalo, Texas and Nancy Hancock of Okmulgee; granddaughter, beth Stafford and husband, Tim of Okmulgee; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

James Frances Cain

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident James Frances Cain are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B., is set to officiate.

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

Cain died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 in Wichita Falls, Texas at the age of 64.

He was born Aug. 12, 1938 in Oklahoma City to John H. and Alice (Lessing) Cain.

He retired from the United States Navy in 1974 and from the reserves in 1985.

Cain was Petty Officer First Class and served from 1955 to 1985.

He was a member of the Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jerome Paul and John Henry III.

Cain is survived by his daughter, Holly Cain of Truckee, Calif.; and one sister, Joe Shore of Tulsa.

Gladys Calvert

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Gladys Calvert will be Friday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.. at Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka.

Internment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Calvert passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the age of 81 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born on February 10, 1922, to Floyd and Zora Smith Johnson.

She attended school at Limestone and Greenleaf Schools.

She married Alfred David Calvert on May 23, 1943, in Wewoka. She was a member of the Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Calvert was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred David Calvert; her parents, Floyd and Zora Johnson; two children, Phyllis Vance and Tommy Calvert; one grandson, Larry Calvert; two brothers, Jay Johnson and Ed Johnson; and two sisters Betty Milsap and Wanda Bishop.

She is survived by her children, Shirley Threet , Marsha Sawyer, Lloyd Scroggins, David Calvert, and Jimmy Calvert all of Wewoka; two brothers, Johnny Johnson of Guymon, and Guy Johnson of Yukon; 19 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Sawyer , Johnny Harris, Michael Pierce, Larry Scroggins, Jimbo Calvert and Gary Calvert.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Kevin Calvert, Rick Harris, Brandon Johnson, Terry Calvert, Alfred Dean Calvert and Brian Calvert Sisco.

 

 

Bonita Camp

Funeral services for Bonita Jane Camp, mother of Wewoka resident Pojoe Camp, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, southwest of Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Camp Family Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

All-night wake services will begin tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Camp died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada at the age of 41.

She was born to Leo Little and Dona Mae (Humble) Little on March 20, 1961 in Holdenville.

Camp was reared in the Bearden community and graduated from Bearden School.

She married Barney Camp, Jr., in January 1981.

Camp worked as a certified nurse’s aide at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville until she retired due to illness in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney, on Nov. 28, 2001.

Camp is survived by her children, Steven Camp and Kenneth Camp, both of Stillwell, Darin Camp, Holdenville, Pojoe Camp, Wewoka, Vicki Camp, Cadillac Warren, Mich., Michelle Robison, Holdenville, and Teresa Camp, Wewoka; her siblings, Jim Humble and Sue Yahola, both of Okemah, Bob Little, Sundown, Texas, Sam Little, Bearden, Jackie Little, Eufaula, and Ann Osborn, Pragule, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Camp’s nephews.

 

Alma Campbell

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Alma Campbell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Asher First Baptist.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Interment will follow at the Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

She died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the age of 99 at Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was born Aug. 24, 1904, in Pope County, Ark. to Henry Sartors and Dora Mae (Bagwell) Sartors.

She was married to John M. Campbell, who preceded her in death.

She was a former Maud, Asher and Tecumseh resident.

She was a member of Asher First Baptist Church and had been active with the Asher Senior Citizens as well as being an avid quilter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Mona Ruth; and three sons, Ronald, Ralph and Hoyt Campbell.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry Campbell and wife, Betty of King, N.C. and Max Campbell and wife, Bonnie of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one brother, R.G. Sartors and wife, Velma of Holdenville; one sister, Wilma Bratcher and husband, Russell of Tecumseh, as well as several nieces, nephews and other family members.

Pallbearers are Tom Kennedy, Larry Moore, Larry Fore, Johnny Sorerells, Harold Farris and Henry Neeley.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackie Smith, Russell Bratcher and Kenneth Gordon.

 

 

Daisy Campbell

Funeral services for Daisy Ellen (Vieweg) Campbell, grandmother of Seminole County residents, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel in Shawnee.

Pastor Dwayne Bobbitt will officiate.

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

Campbell died Sunday, June 1, 2003 at her home at the age of 86.

She was born to Albert Emmanual Walter Vieweg and Mary Ellen (Payton) Vieweg on April 14, 1917 in Minco.

Campbell attended and graduated from El Reno Schools.

She lived in El Reno and moved to Shawnee in October of 1949.

She married Claud Allen Campbell on Dec. 21, 1935 in Duncan.

Campbell was a homemaker, and was a member of the Hilltop Assembly of God Chapel, east of Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claud, on Oct. 23, 2002; two children, and infant daughter Claudine Campbell, and a son Harvey Campbell; and eight brothers and sisters.

Campbell is survived by four children, Flo Crouch, El Reno, Junior Lee Campbell, Tecumseh, Marian Kinslow, Tecumseh, and Billy Campbell, Shawnee; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Hilltop Assembly of God Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 21, Earlsboro, OK.

James ‘Sonny’

Earnest Campbell

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, James ‘Sonny’ Earnest Campbell are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Cummings Cemetery, Maud.

He died July 6, 2003, at the age of 72 in Ponca City.

He was born May 27, 1931, in Pampa, Texas to Earnest Melvin Campbell and Susan Lois (Brooks) Campbell.

He worked as a presser in the dry cleaning business for many years in Maud and Edmond, retiring in 1991.

He graduated from Sulphur School for the Deaf and belonged to the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud.

He was active in the Maud Round-Up Club when he lived in Maud.

He was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 1, 1979, and his mother on Sept 22, 2000.

He is survived by one son, Richard Campbell of Ponca City; two brothers, Charles Campbell of Burbank and Joe Campbell of Little Rock, Ark.; and two granddaughters.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Services will be under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

 

Nancy Mae

Carbitcher

Gone is a loving mother, dear grandmother, and a wonderful friend, a quiet lady who helped many, never asking for anything in return.

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

Life-long Seminole County resident Nancy Mae Deere Carbitcher, 68, will be laid to rest on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.

She was brought back to her home southeast of Bowlegs at 5 p.m. Sunday. An all-night vigil will be held Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Walley King will officiate the services.

Burial will follow in the Jimmie Carbitcher family cemetery under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home with traditional speaker Dorsey Nero officiating.

Nancy died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at her home in Bowlegs.

She was born July 9, 1934 south of Holdenville to Thomas and Lucy (Harrison) Deere; they preceded her in death.

In 1949, she married Jimmie (Ozvna) Carbitcher Jr., in Seminole; he preceded her in death.

She worked throughout her life as a homemaker and quilter. She loved quilting, especially for her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and for anyone who would ask.

Nancy also quilted traditional Seminole Patchwork quilts.

Nancy was a member of Mekusukey Baptist Church where she would come to enjoy church songs, hymns, and gospel singing.

She reared her children in the Bowlegs area in the tradition of the Seminole tribal methods.

She lived the ways of the Seminoles, intermingling her life with that of the world around her.

Nancy enjoyed attending stomp dances where she shook cans for many years.

She followed the customs of the ancient Seminoles in the dances that were held.

One of her favorite past times was playing with her grandchildren and following their school and extra-curricular activities.

She enjoyed teaching them the Seminole language and customs of their ancestors.

Nancy will follow the Seminole tribal custom through her funeral services and burial.

Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-laws, Freeland "Rusty" and Shalah, Stroud, Jimpsey "Boggey" and Vicky, Garrett, Texas, Cooky "Toby," of Seminole; seven daughters and son-in-laws, Pat Larney, Shawnee, Betty Jean "Tina" and Gene Wahweah, El Reno, Dora Mae "Tootsie" and Dave "Roman" Hill, Serena "Doedo" and Dewayne Scott, Nettie "B-girl" and David W. Haney Sr., Lisa Billie of Seminole, and Marina "Tolley" Brown of Wewoka.

Nancy left behind 38 grandchildren, Sean and Hayga Chalepah of Vamossa, Shirlene and Donny Cofer, Katie "Lusty" Phillips, Sally "Tooter" Wind and Jason Brauning, Michael "Boysee" Hill and Raney Fixico, Jack Hill, Isaac Hill, Davy "Buffalo" Hill, Natasha "Toshie" Hill, Kristy Hill, Buddy and Tia Harjo, Vanessa "Sissy Boo" Henneha and J.B. Smith, Tiesha Henneha, Mindy Scott, David Haney Jr., Jason "Booner" Carbitcher, Robert (R.J.) Carbitcher, Shenna Carbitcher, Fayden Garrett Carbitcher, Casey Cole, Laney Cole and Sargent Billie, all of Seminole, Darlene Carbitcher of Norman, Tammy Reese of Texas, Sammy and Kristy Wahweah and David Wayne and Lindsey Haney of OKC, Gene and Stephanie Wahweah II of El Reno, Lisa Carbitcher and Larry Berryhill of Wetumka, Gannon and Shannon Brown and Michelle Burden of Wewoka, Leonard "Bonsai" Henneha Jr. of Okemah, Jimpsey "Sonny Boy" Dale Carbitcher and Charlotte Smith both of Wetumka, Tiffany Carbitcher, Monroe "Roeroe" Carbitcher, Jake "Jakey" Carbitcher and Brandon "Petey" Carbitcher of Konawa, Katie Carbitcher of Bowlegs, Jessica Nicole of Wagner, Daryl and Sarah Bunyard of Mustang.

She has 32 great-grandchildren, Christopher Cofer, Donovan Phillips, Kelsey Phillips, Jasmine Phillips, Wynter Wind, Summer Wind, Marion Wind, Christian Wind, Alesha Hill, Matthew Hill, Gavin Hill, Tanner Ray, Alexis Harjo, Tafv Harjo, A.J. Yargee, Kyle Yargee and Hailey Mainard all of Seminole, Quinten Wahweah, Cameron Wahweah, Taryn Wahweah and Cloey Haney of Oklahoma City, Daveon Hill and Darian Hill of Shawnee, Neila Wahweah of El Reno, Rae Lyn Chalepah and Seena Chalepah of Vamoosa, Marissa Berryhill, Micah Berryhill, Mupettv Berryhill, David Lewis and Kristen Lewis of Wetumka, and Gaberial Bunyard of Mustang.

Carbitcher has one great-great-grandchild.

Other survivors include three sister-in-laws, Mary Jane Harjo, Bowlegs, Srophonia Brown, Seminole, and Bonnie Deere, Blythe, Calf.; one brother-in-law, Lewis Wise of Seminole; one uncle, Buster Deere of Seminole; a host of nieces and nephews, and special long-time friends: Edna Gourley of San Francisco, Calif., Dan and Lucille Reynolds of Seminole, as well as many, many others.

Those who precede Nancy in death are husband Jimmie (Ozvna) Carbitcher Jr., Nov. 8, 1999 at the age of 69; two sons, Younger (Sonny) Carbitcher, Dec. 9, 2001 at the age of 33, and Monroe Carbitcher, Oct. 31, 1964 at the age of three; a toddler grandson, Frederick "B.J." Brown, Nov. 6, 1979; 11 brothers, two sisters and her parents Thomas and Lucy Deere.

Pallbearers include Dave R. Hill, Gene Wahweah, Dewayne Scott, J.C. Simpson and grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers are Felix Mack, Raymond Harjo, Shannon Deere, Buddy Wood, Thomas Mack, Henry Yargee, family and friends.

 

 

 

Susan Cardoza

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Susan (Pennokee) Cardoza, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Birdcreek Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Brother Ledtkey McIntosh and Brother Eugene Harjo will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Wilson Family Cemetery in Sasakwa, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Wake services will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at Glorieta Baptist Church, located at 7308 S. Western in Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Cardoza will be moved to the Bird Creek Baptist Church in Sasakwa on Wednesday evening, with other wake services planned for Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Cardoza died Monday, March 10, 2003 at her home in Oklahoma City at the age of 55.

She was born to Richmond Pennokee and Virginia (Wolfe) Pennokee on Jan. 19, 1948 in Sasakwa.

Cardoza was a dietician and Cafeteria Manager for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

She was a member of the Bird Creek Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Cardoza was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister, Ramona Stewart on Dec. 11, 2002; her husband, Sam Chotkey; and one son, Richmond Chotkey.

She is survived by two sons, Gabriel Cardoza, and Johnny Cardoza, both of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Richard, Gary, and Nathan Pennokee, all of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Nancy Musser, Belva Pennokee, and Rachel Pennokee, all of Oklahoma City; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Bitseedy, R.J. Harjo, Joey Pennokee, James Haag, Matt DeLana, and Terry Harjo.

Geneva Pearl Cariker

Graveside services for Geneva Pearl Cariker, sister of Seminole County resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.

Larry Ensminger will officiate the services.

She died Aug. 28, 2003, at the age of 77 at her home in Duncan.

She was born May 17, 1926, in Duncan to Lawrence W. and Willie Mae (Searcy) Ensminger, both deceased.

She married Oran R. Cariker on Aug. 2, 1946 in Yuma, Ariz.

She was a home maker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Oran R. Cariker of the home; two sons, "Tom" Ray Cariker of Carrollton and Phillip "Mark" Cariker of Duncan; two brothers, John Ensminger of Duncah and George Ensminger of Hugo; one sister, Gwen Bedwell of Wewoka five grandchildren, Lindsay Ross, Courtney Cariker, Tori Powell, Jesse Alls and Tommy Alls; and one great grandchild, Tanner Ross.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Freddie Paul Cariker in 1960.

 

Richard Carolina Jr.

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Richard Carolina Jr. are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Ethiopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ Cemetery in Nobletown.

He died Aug. 19, 2003, at the age of 55.

He was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Wewoka to Richard Carolina Sr. and Geneva (Barkus) Carolina.

He was raised in Wewoka, attended Douglas School and graduated from Wewoka High School.

He also attended Oklahoma State University and received his master’s degree in education.

He had most recently been teaching in the Butner School District.

He was a member of the Ethiopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ.

He married Verdelma (Stephens) Carolina on May 6, 1977, in Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Carolina and his sister, May Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Verdelma; two daughters, Nkechi Carolina of Oklahoma City and Constance Daniels of Atlanta; one son Richard Carolina III, of Oklahoma City; step children, Shery S. Grant of Oklahoma City, Michael Gilbert of Wewoka, Marvin Arbertha of Memphis, Tenn. and Welford Jarvis of Garland, Texas; 17 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his father, Richard Carolina Sr. of Wewoka; four sisters, Gwendolyn Ferris and Gloria Carolina, both of Oklahoma City and Brenda Carolina and Pandora Johnson, both of Wewoka; two brothers, Earl Carolina and Jimmie Carolina, both of Wewoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bishop Charley will be officiating.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

 

 

 

Jason

Carolina

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Jason Carolina are scheduled for April 29 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

He died April 21, 2003, in Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City.

He was born on June 25, 1979 in Oklahoma City.

He was the son of Manuel Carolina and the late Mae Francis Scobey.

He lived in Wewoka until his graduation from Wewoka High School in 1997, when he moved to Del City.

He was a member of the basketball team and in 1996, the team won the state championship with each member of the team receiving a state championship ring.

He united with Middlecreek Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. C.L.Prevost.

He attended Rose State College in Midwest City and worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Ivan Carolina.

Survivors include his father, Manuel Carolina of Wewoka; two sons, Nathaniel and Alexander Carolina; six brothers, Manuel Carolina, Jr., Sydney Carolina, Ronnie Carolina and Kevin Carolina of Oklahoma City, Oscar Michael McKinney of Del City; and Jimmy Cudjo of Wichita Falls, Texas; and four sisters, Lisa Carolina of Oklahoma City, Tresa Kendrick of Virginia, Cassandra Carolina of Ardmore and Felicia Rainey of Atlanta, Ga.

Burial will be at Westwood Cemetery of Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

 

 

Odis

Carrigan

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Odis Jean Carrigan are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

He died April 26, 2003, at the age of 84 in the Ballard Nursing Home of Ada.

He was born July 10, 1918 in Seminole to James Henry Carrigan and Nora Alice (Stailey) Carrigan.

He married Mildred Viola Carrigan on October 18, 1941 in Seminole.

He worked for Double Cola and then went into the oilfield business where he worked for several oilfield companies and then retired as an oilfield truck driver.

He served in the Army Air Force and as a sergeant in World War II.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ada, the American Legion and a lifetime member of VFW.

His parents and one sister preceded him in death.

He is survived by his spouse, Mildred Viola Carrigan of Ada; three daughters, Lynett Jones and Jean Trobaugh of Ada and Delois Jean Carrigan of Maud; one son, Wendell Ray Carrigan of Ada; one sister, Susie Williams of Shawnee; two brothers, James Carrigan of Duncan and R.M. Carrigan of Utah; one granddaughter; two step grandsons; and two step great grandchildren.

Officiating ministers will be Dr. Bob Bender and Rev. Larry Goins.

Interment will follow to Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

Betsy Casteel

Funeral services for Betsy Jane Taylor Casteel were scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Temple Of Praise Church at the corner of University and Hoover Streets in Seminole with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at the Spring Baptist Church with interment to follow.

Officiating the memorial service will be Pastor Leon Postoak.

Spring Baptist Church is located on Highway 56, west of Sasakwa.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Casteel died at her home at the age of 50 on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003.

She was born on October 20, 1953, in Talihina to Joseph and Edna Taylor, both of which preceded her in death as did one sister, Delores Taylor.

Casteel and her family resided in Texas until moving to Oklahoma during her childhood years.

She was an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

She graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1971.

She continued her education at the Byng School of Practical Nursing, where she received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1972.

She married David Casteel of Seminole in 1973.

They resided north of Seminole for several years, in the Varnum community, where they raised their three children.

They moved to Asher, OK in 1993 and returned to Seminole three years later.

After their divorce in 2000, Betsy continued to reside in Seminole.

She spent much of her life working as a Licensed Practical Nurse at various facilities in the Seminole County area.

Most of her career was spent as a nurse at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was most recently employed at the Seminole Medical Center.

She took great pride in being a nurse and had hoped to further her education in the nursing field.

During her lifetime, she was very active for the Lord, taking on various roles within the churches that she had attended.

She greatly enjoyed the fellowship of the many Brothers and Sisters that she had grown a mutual love for throughout the years.

She loved Jesus and viewed all situations in her life as opportunities to witness to others.

She loved people and found delight in visiting with them.

No one was ever a stranger to her.

She could strike up a conversation with anyone and frequently did, befriending numerous people from all walks of life.

She enjoyed spending her free time "on the go".

Friends and relatives never knew when to expect a visit from her.

It was not uncommon for her to drop-by just to check on her loved ones or to share some news.

She always shared her positive outlooks on life and had an unpredictable sense of humor.

She touched the lives of countless people with her genuine personality.

Her spontaneity, along with her smile and laughter, will be deeply missed by many.

She is survived by one daughter, Delores "Buffy" Troglin and husband, Eli of Bowlegs; two sons, Rodney Casteel and wife, Tiffany of Shawnee and Randy Casteel and wife, Tracy of Wynnewood; seven grandchildren, Austin Troglin, Aaron Troglin, Kristen Casteel, Kayla Casteel, Telerra Casteel, Cameron Casteel, and Hank Casteel; one sister, Lina Coley Taylor of Seminole; three brothers, Calvin Taylor of Shawnee, Jimmy Taylor and wife, Ida of Holdenville, and Leon Postoak of Oklahoma City; several nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.

 

Fred H. Casteel

Funeral services for Seminole native, Fred H. Casteel are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel.

He was born on June 14, 1916 in Maud to Frank L. and Bessie (Frank) Casteel.

He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1933 and married his first wife Dolores on dec. 30, 1941 in Shawnee.

He was in World War II from 1941-1945 and worked at Tinker Air Force Base from 1945-1973.

He was a charter member of Del City Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; a son, Kent; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and four siblings who died in childhood.

Interment will follow in Sunny Lane Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Southeast.

Delia S. Castellow

Funeral services for native Seminole County resident, Delia S. (Gillham) Castelllow are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday Aug. 22, 2003, at the Resthaven Chapel in Shawnee.

She died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the age of 82 at Unity North in Shawnee.

She was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Wolf to Aaron and Epsie Gillham.

She attended East Central College in Ada for two years and was employed by Sylvania from 1959 to 1962.

She married Paul Castellow on Aug. 1, 1962.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Queenie Sullivan; and four brothers, Coy, Lonnie, Mack and Omar Gillham.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Castellow of Shawnee; two stepdaughters, Paulette (Al) Chambers of Shawnee and Doris (Church) Melot of Tecumseh; several nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and a very special friend, Virginia Hopkins.

Services will be officiated by Revs. Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson.

Interment will follow in Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Cecile (Stevens) Little, age 82, passed from this life to spend eternity with her Lord Sunday, August 3, 2003. She was a lifelong resident of Wewoka, Oklahoma, and was an active businesswoman and civic leader in the community for many years. She married Marvin Little on November 29, 1939, in Wewoka. They owned Jack’s Shoe Store in Wewoka for many years until Cecile retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Marvin Little, her father and mother, William Henry and Audie (Moore) Stevens; two sisters, Mae Byerly and Willie Pullin; and three brothers, Elmer Stevens, Charlie Stevens, and Delmer Stevens.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Saba Little, Wewoka, and Roger and Beth Little, Prague; three grandchildren, Jennifer Little Banfield and her husband Bart, of Eufaula, Jeremy and Salam Little of Prague; two great-grandsons, Bo and Jacob Banfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka. She was very active and energetic until her final days.

Cecile was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She was a friend to all and never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by many relatives, friends, and her church family.

Services will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 10:30 A.M., at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Charlie Chaffin

Graveside services for Seminole resident Charlie Floyd Chaffin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Bearden Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will offciate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Chaffin died Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 72.

He was born to Lee Chaffin and Maudie Chaffin on March 3, 1931 in Okemah.

Chaffin was retired from the oilfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Charles Chaffin.

Chaffin is survived by two sons, Richard Chaffin, Shawnee, and Nyland Chaffin, Seminole; two daughters, Sue Lewallen and Mollie Wyrick, both of Seminole; one brother, John Chaffin, Weleetka; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Ola Chandler

Ola Louise (Hyatt) Chandler of Pauls Valley, passed away April 17, 2003 at Pauls Valley General Hospital at the age of 81.

She was born July 15, 1921 in Raiford to Rudolph Lee and Thelma Gail Busha Hyatt.

Ola Louise and James Chandler were married on June 9, 1942 in Seminole.

She was a graduate of Mt. View High School.

She enjoyed her home and her children.

She was a member of the Amarillo Assembly of God Church.

She lived in Amarillo for 45 years before moving to Pauls Valley over five years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph Lee and Thelma Gail Hyatt.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James O. Chandler, of the home; two sons, Dr James Michael of College Station, Texas, and Joe Wesley Chandler of the home; two daughters, Dr. Arlinda Kay Chandler of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joyce Ann Rice of Levelland, Texas; one brother, Dennis Hyatt of Midwest City; three sisters Dophie Rounsvill and Virginia Bobbitt of Seminole and Deloris Graves of El Dorado, Kan; one granddaughter; three grandsons, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held April 21, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Stufflebean Chappel, officiated by Rev. Charles Dean.

Interment will be at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

 

Mildred Chase Taussig

Graveside services for native Seminole County resident, Mildred Chase Taussig, were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Martin-Thompson Funeral Home in Texas.

She died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the age of 91.

She was born in Wewoka and raised in Seminole.

She attended Gulf Park College, Northwestern University and received her B.A. degree from University of Oklahoma.

She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

She lived in Southern California for many years and was a resident of Oklahoma City for many years.

She was involved in many civic groups and was very active with the Red Cross in California.

She was a retired decorator and spent the last four and one-half years in Grapevine, Texas, where her son resides.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Taussig, and son, Robert Chase Gordon.

Survivors: Children, Lyndi McCartney and husband Bill of Westminster, Colo., John H. Taussig and wife, Rhonda of Euless, Texas and Jeane F. Kemper and husband, Jack of Ada; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Irma Cheatham

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Irma Elizabeth Cheatham of Choctaw are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Little Cemetery north of Seminole under the direction of Ford Funeral Service of Del City.

She died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at the age of 71.

She was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Yale to Lincoln and Margaret Rickman.

Cheatham retired as a jet engine inspector from Tinker Air Force Base and enjoyed playing golf and bowling.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ralph Rickman.

She is survived by her husband, Burl Cheatham of the home; one son, Greg Cheatham of Seminole; two daughters, Cheryl VanHorn of Norfolk, Va. and Glenda Colbert of Midwest City; four brothers, Charles Rickman of Ponca City, Perry Rickman of Okmulgee, Raymond Rickman of Wichita, Kan. and Norval Rickman or Mooresburg, Tenn.; two sisters, Thelma Wilson of Beggs and Wanda Newton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; great grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

 

A. D. Choate

Private services for Seminole County resident A.D. Choate of Sasakwa will be held in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

He died at his home on July 17, 2002, at the age of 61.

He was born Aug. 15, 1941 in Jones to Bonnie Choate and Ruby Mercer and has lived in Sasakwa since 1978.

He was a heavy equipment operator and was employed by the Oklahoma Operating Engineer Union.

He spent time in California and Oklahoma and traveled the country working the crop harvests.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Tony Choate and Robert Choate, both of Sasakwa; one daughter, Annette Franks of Oklahoma City; one grandson; four brothers, Joe Choate of Vega, Texas, Gene Choate and Verna Choate, both of Sasakwa; and Bob Choate of Okemah; and one sister, Nancy George of Vega, Texas.

The family requests no flowers, but make donations to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

A. D. Choate

Private services for Seminole County resident A.D. Choate of Sasakwa will be held in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

He died at his home on July 17, 2002, at the age of 61.

He was born Aug. 15, 1941 in Jones to Bonnie Choate and Ruby Mercer and has lived in Sasakwa since 1978.

He was a heavy equipment operator and was employed by the Oklahoma Operating Engineer Union.

He spent time in California and Oklahoma and traveled the country working the crop harvests.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Tony Choate and Robert Choate, both of Sasakwa; one daughter, Annette Franks of Oklahoma City; one grandson; four brothers, Joe Choate of Vega, Texas, Gene Choate and Verna Choate, both of Sasakwa; and Bob Choate of Okemah; and one sister, Nancy George of Vega, Texas.

The family requests no flowers, but make donations to the American Cancer Society.

James ‘Jim’ Chupco Sr.

WISCONSIN – Funeral services for James "Jim" Edward Chupco Sr., the son of Seminole residents Amos and Lucille Chupco, were scheduled for this afternoon at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Father David Barrett is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swedberg Funeral Home.

Chupco died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003 in Keshena, Wisc. at the age of 51.

He was born Sept. 27, 1951 in Ft. Bragg, N.C. to Amos and Lucille (Tiger) Chupco.

He married Deborah (Waupoose) on Aug. 14, 1970 in Chicago, Ill.

Chupco was employed in home construction and was the maintenance supervisor for the Menominee Tribal Clinic.

He was a former Southern Championship Fancy Dancer.

He volunteered DJ music for fundraisers at St. Michael’s Church.

Chupco is survived by his wife; daughters, Bettie Thomas Chupco of Seminole, Treva Ann Chupco and Lucinda Jean Chupco, both of Keshena; one son, James Edward Chupco Jr. of the US Navy of Great Lakes, Ill.; his parents; and his sister, Phyllis Platta of Mescelero, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Clifford Kimery

Clifford Kimery was born on September 19, 1916 in Prague and departed this life on April 17, 2003 in Norman at the age of 86.

Clifford was the son of Jake Francis and Ethel (Herndon) Kimery.

He was a life-long resident or Prague and was a member of the Church of Christ at Little and the American Legion.

He graduated from Prague High School with the Class of 1934.

After returning from service in the military during World War II, he and his brother, Harold, founded Prague Electric and he worked as an electrician until his retirement.

Clifford married Lucille J. Duncan and she preceded him in death on February 17, 1972.

He later married Rachel (McDaniel) Reynolds in August of 1973.

She died on May 8, 1997.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Harold and Cecil Kimrey and one son, Allen Kimery.

Survivors include one son Steve Kimery of Oklahoma City; one brother, Edward Kimery of Prague; three grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with Rusty Dawson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Janna Mae

Clinton

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, Janna Mae Clinton of Shawnee are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee, under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Chapel of Shawnee.

Clinton died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Shawnee.

She was born Nov. 2, 1932, the daughter of Lon J. Villines and Lillian (Templeton) Villines.

She attended and graduated Seminole High School.

She married Robert A. Vorndran and after his death, she married Raymond Clinton, who also preceded her in death.

She was a substitute teacher.

She also enjoyed baking cakes and taking food to shut-ins.

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

She is survived by two sons, Curtis Arthur Vorndran of McLoud and Kevin Andrew Vorndran of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandsons, Curtis John Vorndran of McLoud and Christian Alexander Vorndran of Kansas City, Mo.; and two sisters, Norissa Richardson of Seminole and Doris Notley of Oklahoma City.

 

Madge Cloud

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Madge Leona "Mimi" Cloud are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

Interment will follow at Fairlawn Memorial Park in Cushing, with graveside committal at 1 p.m., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cloud died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the age of 98 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She was born Jan. 24, 1905, in Muskogee to Granville Niles McDaniel and Martha (Stark) McDaniel.

She was married to Delmas Archie Cloud on Sept. 9, 1941.

Cloud formerly lived in Shamrock, El Paso, Texas and after serving 20 years in the Army, the couple retired and made their home in Drumright.

Before beginning her career as a mother and homemaker, she was a clerk in a local bakery in Shamrock, Texas.

Her husband served in the army and their family traveled throughout his career.

She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church for over 25 years.

She moved to Springfield, Mo. to live with one of her daughters in 1994.

Since her return to Seminole, she attended El Shaddai Temple with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmas Cloud; four children, Freddie June, James Richard and Edward Niles Wensauer and Winifred Jean Keener.

She is survived by three children, Patricia Church and Rose Marie Keener of Seminole and Jack Leo Wensauer of Roxboro, N.C.; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

 

 

Bernita B. Coble

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Bernita B. Coble, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shawnee.

She died June 11, 2003, at the age of 75, at the Unity Health Center South in Shawnee.

She was born May 30, 1928, in Wellston to Albert Seebeck and Hattie (Helm) Seebeck.

She was married to William D. ‘Bill’ Coble on March 6, 1962 in Shawnee.

She worked in the meat department of several grocery stores including Safeway and Humpty Dumpty in Seminole and Pratts and Safeway in Shawnee.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1945 and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shawnee.

Casketbearers will be Chuck Mouse, David Hargis, Dave Haas, Jim Clure, Leonard Schultz and David Watson.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Her spouse, William ‘Bill’ Coble of the home; one brother, Melvin L. Seebeck of Ada; one nephew, one niece, two great nieces and one great nephew, survives her.

Rev. Gary Brandt will be officiating.

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

 

Dan Coker

Funeral service for Seminole resident, Dan Coker will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be at Coker Family Cemetery with Revs. Dorsey Nero and Houston Tiger officiating, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.

Coker passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the age of 49 at Integris Baptist Medical Center.

He was born on March 21, 1954, in Seminole to Barney and Katie West Coker.

He attended school at Pleasant Grove School and after high School he enlisted in the U.S. Marines, receiving an award for expert markmanship.

He retired as a laborer in 1994 due to a disability.

Coker was proceeded in death by his parents Barney and Katie Coker; his brothers, Barney Coker Jr., and Jesse Coker; and one sister Shirley Henneha

Survivors include one son, Anthony Stumblingbear of Oklahoma City; six sisters, Martha Flippin, Margie Stalnaker, Juliet Hopper, Jane Northcott and Rosetta Coley, all of Seminole, and Daisy Marshall of Tulsa.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Hopper, Ocie York, Randy Ahhaitty, Thompson Postoak, David Jones, Richard Cole, Dave Coley, Fred Combs and Benny Lena.

Roberta Coley

Wake services for Seminole County resident, Roberta Lynn (Bemo) Coley will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

She will be moved to Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 with all night Wake services beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Spring Baptist Church with Revs. Ed George and Billy Joe Harjo, along with Danny Cully will officiate.

Interment will be in the Spring Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Coley died Nov. 11, 2003, at the age of 54.

She was born Nov. 1, 1949 in Wewoka to Simeon and Beulah (Cully) Bemo.

She was baptized at Spring Baptist Church on July 13, 1958. by Rev. Abler Davis and was a lifelong member.

She attended Wewoka Schools, graduating in 1966, and continued her education at Okmulgee Tech for two years.

She was employed by the Older American Program with Seminole Nation from 1989-1999.

She married Herbert Coley, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Simeon and Beulah Bemo; two brothers, Simeon "Dink" Bemo Jr. and Benny Bemo; and one great nephew, Christopher Bemo.

She is survived by her special friend, Billy Wood of the home; two sisters, Pinky Yahola of Wetumka and Rena Blue Eyes of Wewoka; and a host of other family members.

Pallbeares will be Buddy Wood, Mitch Buck, Roy Yargee, Jeff Osborn, Mike Owens, Asi Yahola and Opthle Yahola.

Honorary bearers will be her nephews.

Nancy Collins

Funeral services for Seminole native Nancy Jane Collins were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2003 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee.

Collins died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 in Oklahoma City.

She was born on March 15, 1936, in Seminole.

Collins was a registered nurse for 15 years in Arkansas, where she was held of the Oncology department.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard "Rip" Collins of Arkansas.

She is survived by three children, son Larry Sanford; daughters, DeeAnn Schroyer, Shawnee, and Judy "J.B." Sanford, Dallas, TX.; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; and three great grandchildren also survive her.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Jack Eugene

Conger

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Jack Eugene Conger, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home.

He died April 30, 2003, at the age of 72, in the OU Medical Center, Presbyterian Tower.

He was born on November 18, 1930 in Wewoka to Jesse James Conger and Dora (Kersey) Conger.

He was married to Lu Ella (Parsons) Conger on May 20, 1949 in Wewoka.

He was the owner of Trailer Parks and Service Tire Company and retired in 1998.

He served in the U.S. Navy from November 24, 1947 until February 15, 1950 and received the Navy Occupation Medal.

His parents; two sons, Richard Conger and Shane Conger; and one son-in-law, Randy Perry, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Lu Ella Conger of the home, two sons, James Conger of Oklahoma City and David Conger of Seminole; one daughter, Pam Gann of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; one grand child; two brothers, Floyd Conger of Wewoka and Thurman Conger of Seminole and one sister, Velena Sawyer of Wewoka.

Casket bearers will be Jim Bullard, Melvin Hardin, Larry Bevan, Gene Terney, Larry Sawyer, Jesse Sawyer, Judge Sawyer, Tom Waller and Arthur Ross.

Interment will follow to the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jessie Cooper

Funeral services for Seminole native Jessie Mae (Blackburn) are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kentucky Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Shawnee, under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary of Oklahoma City.

Cooper died Monday, March 31, 2003.

She was born to Thomas Jefferson Blackburn and Gertrude Florence (Fry) Blackburn on June 23, 1914 in Seminole.

Cooper married Roscoe Cooper in Shawnee on Dec. 23, 1933.

The couple lived in Dale and New Mexico prior to moving to Oklahoma City during World War II.

She was a member of the Kentucky Ave. Baptist Church, and was active in the church programs.

Cooper was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Leonard Blackburn; one sister, Mayme Marrs; and one nephew, Orean Marrs.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Workman; and one granddaughter.

Joe Adam Cooper

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Joe Adam Cooper are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate.

Burial will take place at the Perryton Cemetery in Perryton, Texas, and are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cooper died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 in Seminole at the age of 70.

He was born to Charles Cleveland Cooper and Dorothy Ann (Strouth) Cooper on July 6, 1933 in Hazel.

Cooper married Yevonne (Quick) Cooper on Aug. 19, 1992 in Texas.

He was the Owner/Operator of Joe A. Cooper Well Service in Perryton, Texas, and had been a resident of Sasakwa for four years.

Cooper was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jr. Cooper in April of 1990.

Cooper is survived by his wife, Yevonne Cooper, of the home; two sons, Kenny Cooper, Granbury, Texas and Charlie Cooper, Perryton, Texas; two daughters, Kim Spirlock, Granbury, Texas and Susan Cooper, Amarillo, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.

Raymond Cooper

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Raymond Cooper are scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Maxey Funeral Chapel, located at 643 3rd St. in Paris, Texas.

He died on June 3, 2003 at the Hospital in Paris, Texas.

He had lived and worked in Seminole for over 40 years.

He was a long time employee of Mr. William’s Service Station in Seminole.

He leaves tocherish his memory, one stepson, Bob Curry; two sons, Ricky and Maurice Cooper; two daughters, Evone and Elaine Cooper; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He also leaves five sisters and four brothers who live in Paris, Texas.

 

Bessie Cornelius

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Bessie Cornelius, known to her friends and family as "Aunt Bessie", are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mekesukey Baptist Church.

Revs. George Harjoche and Dorsey Nero will officiate.

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

Cornelius died Saturday, March 22, 2003 at the Elmwood Manor Nursing Home in Wewoka at the age of 83.

She was born to George Jones, a former Chief of the Seminole Nation in the 1930s, and Eliza (Morris) Jones on March 1, 1920 in Seminole.

Cornelius was a retired office clerk from Tinker Air Force Base.

She was a member of the Mekesukey Band of the Seminole Nation.

Cornelius was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and one son, Darryl Cornelius.

She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Galbreath, Seminole; one son, Glynn Cornelius, Seminole; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Jennie Coon Cotanny

Funeral services for Konawa resident Jennie Coon Cotanny are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Revs. Ed George and Franklin Harjo will officiate.

Burial will follow at Coon Family Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

A wake service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the family home in Konawa.

Jesus called our beloved mother home on Jan. 2, 2003 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 75 years old.

She retired from Carl Albert Health Facility in Ada as a LPN.

She was born to Billy and Wesley (Davis) Coon on May 31, 1927 in Sasakwa.

On June 26, 1948, she married Wilford Cotanny in Yuma, Ariz.

Jennie was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Walter, Bennie, and Arthur Coon; two sisters, Martha and Annie Coon; husband Wilford on Sept. 22, 1974; and oldest son, Lucian Jay Cotanny.

Jennie is survived by one son, Dennis Cotanny of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bianca and Kenneth Lawrence and DiAnn and Sam Wheeler of Konawa; daughter-in-law, Catherine Cotanny of Tecumseh; two sisters-in-law, Lorene Williams of Oklahoma City and Eliza Coon of Sasakwa; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Grant Cotanny, Waylon Cotanny, Charles Lawrence, Kenny Lawrence Jr., Brian Wheeler and Lucian Wheeler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lucian Allen Cotanny and Donald Givens.

Carl Cox

Funeral services for a Wewoka resident, Carl Delbert Cox, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Officiating the service is Johnny Hinton, being assisted by Mark Cox and Tony Cox.

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

Cox passed away April 4, 2003, at the age of 91.

He was born on March 31, 1912 in Hugo to Samuel E. and Mary Lou Tisha Cox.

Cox lived and attended school in Tulsa and moved to Wewoka in 1926 where married Mabel Harris on June 14, 1933.

He was an automobile dealer in Wewoka for 50 years. and was in the real estate business for 20 years.

He was also an active member of the Wewoka Church of Christ.

He was extremely proud of his grand children and great-grandchildren.

On his death bed he talked of how blessed he was that all his children and grandchildren loved and served the lord.

He is survived by three sons, Jim and wife Shirley Cox, Joe and wife Dorothy Cox and Johnny and wife Carolyn Cox; one daughter, Jane and husband James Buchanan; ten grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Mabel Harris Cox in 1992 and one daughter, Joan, in 1937.

Pallbearers will be Keith Cox, Mark Cox, Kent Cox, Kirk Cox, Tony Cox, Mike Cox, Jeff Cox, and Jeffrey Wood.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Cox, Clint Cox, Jeremy Cox, James Buchanan, Jeff Wood, Roy Dickie, Tracy Bush, Jon Echols, Rowdy Kincade, Troy Ward and Ernest Moore.

ShaLynn Craig

Graveside services for ShaLynn Faith Craig, two-day old infant daughter of Seminole residents Shane and Kay (Peters) Craig are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at Yeager Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

She died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 13, 2003.

She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Sharon Peters of Seminole and Ann, Tim Craig of Harrah and Haskell and Linda Craig of Oklahoma City; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jim Peters and one uncle, Jimmie Dale Peters Jr.

Pallbearers are Stephen Lemmings, Steve Gentry, Scott Craig, and Donnie Lamb.

 

 

E.U. Crain

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, E.U. Crain are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at the New Hope Primative Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Elder Glenn Rooker will officiate.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

He died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the age of 93, at his home in Maud.

He was born Oct. 5, 1909, in Farmers Valley, Texas to Willie Crain and Myrtle (Moore) Crain.

He married Ruth Velma (Fry) Crain Aug. 16, 1930 in Kim, Colo.

He owned and operated a station/café combo in Headrick from 1936 until mid 1940.

He was also a farmer and rancher as well as an airport mechanic where he had worked for over 17 years at the Altus Air Force Base.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the New Hope Primative Baptist Church in Tecumseh for over 40 years where he also served as a Deacon.

He was baptized in 1931 in Kim, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth Crain on Aug. 30, 2002; an infant son; two grandsons, Jerol Crain and Russell Wayne Crain and two sisters, Patricia Lane and Dortha Maxwell.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Crain of Maud, one granddaughter; two great grandchildren and one brother, G.H. Crain of Arlington, Texas.

 

 

 

Bobby

Cravens

Funeral services for Konawa native Bobby Wayne Cravens are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Vondel Smith and Son located at 13125 N. MacArthur in Oklahoma City.

Cravens was born in Konawa on June 8, 1936 to R.C. and Opal Cravens.

He died on March 15, 2003 at his home in Oklahoma City.

He was married to Linda Dishman Cravens for 33 years and had two children, Robin Renee Cravens, 31, of Tulsa and Robert Charlie Cravens, 29, of Oklahoma City.

His parents, R.C. Cravens in 1967 and Opal Cravens in 2002 preceded him in death.

He is survived by one brother, Dean Cravens and his wife, Linda Sue of Oklahoma City; his Aunt Gladys Lankford of Oklahoma City; one niece, Stephanie Cravens of Los Angeles, Calif.; and nephews Tom Cravens of Oklahoma City; Chris Dishman of Chickasha; and Derick Dishman of Headrick; one brother-in-law, Mike Dishman and wife, Diane of Headrick; mother-in-law, Juanita Dishman of Altus and special aunt by marriage, Dovie Dishman of Altus.

He also leaves behind many cousins and long time friends.

He was a retired commodities broker from Barnes Brokerage in Edmond and a life long tennis player.

He was known for his good spirit, his generosity and sense of humor and was a beloved father and husband.

It was often said that he "never knew a stranger."

He continued to keep up these spirits while enduring a long fight to overcome a series of health conditions that plagued his last seven years of life.

He is finally at peace and he will be missed.

A graveside service will follow at Konawa Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Finis Cravens

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Finis Robert Edward Cravens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

He died July 2, 2003, at the age of 90 at Elmwood Manor Nursing Center.

He was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Dardenelle, Ark. to Jess Cravens and Mattie Miller.

He worked as a foreman with Seminole County, District #2 until 1975.

He was married to Coley (Grand) Cravens on June 18, 1935 in Calvin.

He is survived by his wife, Coley Cravens of Wewoka; two daughters, Betty Lou Moreland of Abbeville, La. and Evelene Meeks of Wewoka; two sisters, Mae Lawrence and Verlie Steele, both of Oklahoma City; 5 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and other relatives and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Mattie Cravens; three brothers, Jack, Jim and Homer Cravens; and one sister, Sophie Grant.

Pall bearers will be grandsons and honorary bearers will be nephews.

Brother Lee Wayne Fowler will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Ethan Crawford

Graveside services for Ethan Dakota Crawford, infant son of Royal (Crawford) Nunnelly, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Fred Morrison will officiate the services.

Crawford died Sunday Jan. 26, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born to Royal (Crawford) Nunnelly on Sunday Jan. 26, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center.

Crawford is survived by his mother, Royal, of the home; two sisters, Roxanne Nunnelly and Helena Nunnelly, both of the home; his maternal grandparents, Roy and Cathy Crawford; and his grandmother, Viola Smith.

Carolyn Cross

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Carolyn Cross are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Shawnee.

She died July 28, 2003, at the age of 59 in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 30, 1944, in Shawnee to John Lemuel Goodnight and Nina Mae (Henry).

She married Joe Lee Cross on April 2, 1966.

She worked in South Carolina as a legal secretary for Nettles Turbeville and Reddeck.

After moving back to Oklahoma she held various clerical positions as a legal secretary.

She attended in Wanette and graduated from high school in St. Louis, then attended East Central University.

She was a member of Britton Road Church of Christ.

She had lived for many years in Seminole before moving to North Carolina.

Before her death, she had been back in Oklahoma for a year and a half.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Lindell Goodnight.

She is survived by one daughter, Kesha Mae Cross of Oklahoma City; one son, Bart Cross of Seminole; four brothers, Gerald Goodnight of Newcastle, Mike Goodnight, John Timothy Goodnight and Thomas Kevin Goodnight, all of St. Louis; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Dale Smith will be officiating the service.

Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

 

Ruth Crotts

Graveside funeral services for Seminole resident Ruth L. Crotts are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Rev. Cecil Spoonmore is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Crotts died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at her home at the age of 90.

She was born March 9, 1912 in Marbel City to Denver Ray and Eva L. (Stewart) Sloan.

She was a sales associate for J.C. Penney Co.

She also had worked for 10 years at Stokes Grocery in Miami.

For several years, Crotts was an owner and operator of a restaurant in both Miami and Shawnee.

She was a member of Ideal Street Baptist Church and the Home Extension Club of Seminole.

She had lived in the Seminole area for 21 years.

Crotts was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Al Crotts, in 1980; two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Patti Weems of Seminole; two grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

Elvert Nathan Crump

Funeral services for relative of Seminole County residents, Elvert Nathan Crump were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Aletheia Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Wewoka Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home.

Crump died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the age of 97.

He was born Oct. 31, 1906, in Waldron, Ark. to Rufus and Christian Ann Crump.

He married Geneve Wilson on June 29, 1995.

Crump retired after several years in the maintenance department with the Mid-Del school system.

He is survived by his wife, Geneve Crump of the home; daughters, Charlene Wilks of Edmond and Virginia Frizzell of Midwest City; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Crump was preceded in death by his first wife, Ada Mae Crump; son, Nathan Crump; grandson, Ray Lee Ellis and great grandson, Tyler Lee Spence.

Harold Cudjoe

Funeral services for life long resident of Seminole County, Harold Samuel Cudjoe are scheduled for 1 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Rev. M.D. Cudjoe will officiate and Th. M. and Eulogy to be given by Dr. T.J. Roberts, TH.D of the Evangelistic Baptist Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

Cudjoe died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the age of 83 in Mercy Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 12, 1920, the first of seven sons, to Darrell and Willie Mae Jones Cudjoe in Lima.

He came from a very religious home.

Cudjoe confessed his belief in Christ at an early age and later united with the Evenezer Baptist Church in Seminole.

He attended Booker T. Washington School in Seminole where he graduated in 1940.

After graduation, he was united in marriage to Gladys Marie Robertson and to this couple was born one son, Robert Samuel Cudjoe.

On Oct. 28, 1942, Cudjoe was inducted into the United States Army where he served as a medical technician during World War II.

After separation from the army with an honorable discharge on Dec. 3, 1945, at Camp Chaffee, Ark., he immediately returned to Seminole.

Cudjoe began his college education at Langston University in 1946.

On Nov. 2, 1946, he was united in marriage to Willie Marie Jones.

To this union, six children were born.

After graduating in 1950, with a B.S. Degree in Science, the couple moved back to Seminole where Cudjoe lived for the rest of his glorious life.

In the fall of 1952, Cudjoe began his teaching career in Vernon, and was interrupted in 1956 due to the enrollment of Vernon decreasing and the closings of the school.

He also began a career as foreman at the T.H. Rogers Lumber Yard where he was employed for 12 years.

He returned to the classroom at the Boley Training School in the fall of 1968 and retired in 1984.

Cudjoe was a member of Alpha Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity and a faithful member of the Seminole County Retired Educators Association.

His wife Marie; one daughter, Tonga L’Juana; his parents; and four brothers, Lance, Lawrence, Freeland and Commodore preceeded him in death.

He is survived by four sons, Cedric Cudjoe and Robert Samuel Cudjoe, both of Oklahoma City, Andre Roeshawn Cudjoe of Seminole and Tagzmin Cudjoe of Shawnee; two daughters, Acquanita Cudjoe of Dallas, Texas and Conchetta Cudjoe-Hudson of Norman; two brothers, Wilburt Cudjoe and Alvin Cudjoe, both of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Samuel Cudjoe, Tagzmin Cudjoe, Antwan Cudjoe, Cedric L. Cudjoe, Cedric Lomar Cudjoe II, J.T. Thatcher, Scott Hurst, Andre Roeshawn Cudjoe, Gregory Cudjoe, Eric Roberts and Juan L. Bostic.

Honorary pallbearers are Bruce Patterson, Wilbur Stevenson, Earnest Stillwell, Wayne Chandler Sr. and Melvin Graham Jr.

 

 

Mikey G. Cullinan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Mikey Cullinan, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Church of Christ with Johnny Hinton officiating.

He died July 5, 2003, at the age of 77, at his home following a long illness.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1925, in Sasakwa to Gladys and Michael Clark Cullinan.

He was an active member of the Church of Christ and served as Deacon until his illness failed him.

One of his favorite past times was teaching the little children in the church to shake hands.

He also served as the Silver Haired Legislature for two full terms serving as Senate Pro-Tem and Speaker of the House.

He served in the 82nd Airborne during World War II.

After his discharge he returned home where he met Georgetta Huff.

They were married March 16, 1950 and have celebrated 53 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Georgetta of the home; One son, Mike and Suzanne Cullinan, Jr., Lewisville, Texas; two sisters Imogene Purcell of Atascadero, Calif. and Elizabeth (Betty Jo) Maltese and brother in law, Tony of San Jose, Calif.; One uncle, Gene Blankenship and Odessa of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister-in-laws, Kate Wilson of Holdenville, Marie Huff of Frances, and Stella Lawson of Borger, Texas.; one brother-in-law, Dwight Reams and Ina of Holdenville, cousins, Geneva and Norman Bullock, Alice and Joy Houston, James and Lovell Harris, and Veta and Cecil Moore; many other cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom he was very fond of.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Mark Brannon, Phill Webb, David Jefferson, Randy Bullock, Ronnie Houston and Dale Ingram.

Honorary Bearers will be Cato Jones, Edie Neill, David O’Donnol, Durward Tucker, Cecil Moore and James Harris.

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

 

 

Jack Curry

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Jack Edwin Curry, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Ada.

He died May 14, 2003 at the age of 77 in Ada.

He was born April 24, 1926, in Oilton, Creek County, Oklahoma to Glen Edwin Curry and Anna (Robinson) Curry.

He married Dorothy Jane Greer on November 18, 1948.

He attended school at Markham and graduated from Cromwell High School in 1944.

He attended the First Freewill Baptist Church in Ada.

He served in the U.S. Army from June 21, 1944 through June 1946, during World War II.

He served in Germany and France with an Artillery Division.

He attended East Central University after being released from the army in 1946.

He eventually moved to Ada in 1996.

He retired from Curry Hardware in Beggs.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home, three sons, Gary Curry and his wife Sandra, Lary Curry and Mark Curry and his wife Janet all of Ada; three brothers; David Curry of Wewoka, Gene Curry of Erick and Pat Curry of Cromwell; five grandchildren, Lisa Stone, Tina Stewart, Zach Curry, Megan Curry and Justin Curry all of Ada; and one great granddaughter, Janelle Stone.

Pallbearers will be Don Bowers, Ernie Dunn, Stanley Sawyers, Bud Estes, Buddy Craig and Wayne Rodgers.

Officiating the services will be Rev’s. Ken Wolf and Frank Young.

Interment will follow to the Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of the Criswell Funeral home.

 

Clarence Dallas

Graveside services for Seminole resident Clarence William Dallas are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Dallas died Monday, May 19, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 72.

He was born in Fetus, Mo., on Oct. 24, 1930.

Dallas married Patricia Marie (Hill) Dallas.

She preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1988.

Dallas moved to Seminole from Missouri in 1995, and was a retired landscaper for Twin City Landscaping in Crystal City, Mo.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was of Catholic faith.

Dallas was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tina Lynn Dallas; and one son, Shawn Dallas.

He is survived by one daughter, Penny Woodruff, Seminole; four sons, Clarence Dallas, Perryville, Mo., Tim Dallas, Fetus, Mo., and Terry Dallas and Patrick Dallas, both of Seminole; one brother, Marvin Dallas, Crystal City, Mo.; two sisters, Beatrice Bellfield, Fetus, Mo., and Delmay Helensmithe, Wichita Falls, Texas; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Tony Davis

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Anthony Curtis "Tony" Davis has been set for 2 p.m. at the Little River Indian Baptist Church in Spaulding.

Davis died April 13, 2003 at the age of 48 in his home in Seminole.

He was born February 23, 1955 in Oklahoma City to Charles Davis and Hazel Wood.

He was married to Thomasene Little on September 16, 1978 in Shawnee.

He worked for Haliburton for 17 years, and was a veteran of the National Guard.

He was a member of Spring Indian Baptist Church, was a board member of the seventh Generation/ Varnum school board member, Member of SNDA Gaming Commission, Member of Susfushetche Band, General Council Member of Seminole Nation, Traditional Grounds Member- Gar Creek.

He also attended Little River Indian Baptist Church and was Baptized on June 6, 1968.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Davis, his stepmother, Flora Davis and one sister, Janice Hill.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Wood of Konawa, his wife, Thomasene Davis of the home; four daughters, Alison Scott of Okemah, Gena Davis, Jennifer Davis and Elisha Davis of the home; six brothers, Mickey Davis of Seminole, Kelly Davis, Jeff Larney, and Ronnie Harjo all of Konawa, Woodrow West of Wolf, Anson Davis of Sapulpa; three sisters, Terri Davis of Bowlegs, Sherrie Butler of Sapulpa and Colleen Larney of Oklahoma city; and three grandchildren.

Officiating the service will be Robert Davis and Bill Joe Harjo.

Casket bearers are Danny Driskell, Jimmy Lee Heard, Wendell Payne, Raymond Spraker, Travis Scott and Vernon Kittsmiller.

Honorary bearers include David Dossey, John Cope, Randy Wassam, T.A. Larney, Osceola Little and Emmitt Wood.

He will be taken to the church on Tuesday at 4 p.m..

Interment will follow to Davis Family Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Sweraingen Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Bill Davis

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Bill Louis Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley is set to officiate.

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

Davis died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2003 at his home at the age of 74.

He was born Jan. 14, 1928 in Seminole to Louis E. and Wilma (Taylor) Davis.

He married Donna Irene (Hause) on Sept. 11, 1952 in Seminole.

Davis retired from Melco Production in 1990. He also worked 21 years for Electrolux Corporation.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a Seaman 2nd Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Brian K. Davis; and one sister, Odelle Works.

Davis is survived by his wife, Donna Davis of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mary H. Davis of Addison, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa D. and Bill C. Campbell of Seminole; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Davis of Arlington, Texas; and four grandchildren, LaDawna Campbell, Rebecca Campbell, Joshua Davis, and Jacob Davis.

 

Bobby Wayne Davis

Memorial services for longtime Bowlegs/Wolf resident Bobby Wayne Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Davis died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 at his home at the age of 73.

He was born to Harold Davis and Flora O. (Patton) on Nov. 19, 1930 in Seminole.

Davis married Jo (Springer) Williams on April 11, 1997 in Miami.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

Davis worked for Douglas Aircraft as a mechanic for several years, and worked for Commercial Brick for several years.

Davis retired as a dozer operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ivan and L.C. Davis; and one sister, Hope Davis.

Davis is survived by his wife, Jo (Springer) Williams Davis, of the home; three daughters, Vicki Carter, Tulsa, and Kerry Stroup and Tammy Davis, both of Choctaw; one son, Randy Davis, Oklahoma City; one step-son, Tony Williams, Bethel; one step-daughter, Tina Jones, Seminole; one sister, Betty Close, Pensacola, Fla.; and several grandchildren.

 

George Davis

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Dr. George Henry Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Davis Karges will officiate.

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

Dr. Davis passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 86.

He was born to George H. Davis Sr., and Minta Kelley (Mills) Davis in Forney, Texas on March 25, 1917.

George married Marjorie Claudia (Chambers) Davis on June 23, 1941 in Carmi, Ill.

Dr. Davis was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Tech Third Grade with the Medical Detachment in the 274th Infantry during World War II.

He was a longtime Seminole Medical Doctor, who, along with Dr. Julian Wood, operated the Pace-Chambers Clinic for many years.

George was a Mason, an Elk, a member of the American Legion, and a life member of the Shawnee Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by one son, Claude Starr Davis; two brothers, Paul Wallace Kelley and Patrick Howard Kelley; and his parents.

George is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of the home; one son, George Starr Davis, Shawnee; one daughter, Annelt Davis Allen, Seminole; three brothers, John Kelley, Hartville, Ark., Albert Kelley, Phoenix, Ariz., and David Kelley, Seminole; three sisters, Leila Bennett, Phoenix, Ariz., Irene Lockhart, Tulsa, and Alice Tregla, Sunnyville, Calif.; two grandchildren, Djuana Davis and Ginger Swaim; and one great-grandchild, Brooklin Hilton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Julian Wood, Joe Scott, David Henley, Howard Allen, and Keith Swaim.

Roy Franklin

Davis

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Roy Franklin Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Church of Christ with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the age of 85 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Paden to Richard Franklin Davis and Nora (Chapman) Davis.

He was married to Ola Estella (Behrnes) Davis on June 19, 1939 in Wewoka.

Davis began is working career in the oilfield all over Texas and Oklahoma.

He retired as custodian from Wrangler after ten years.

He was also custodian at the Church of Christ in Seminole for 10-15 years and managed the Dollar General Store in Seminole.

Davis also worked for Otasco and Norton Ramsey Chevrolet Garage.

He enjoyed vegetable gardening the most and loved to give his vegetables away.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

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

He is survived by his wife, Ola Davis of the home; one son, Doyle Davis and wife, Cindy of Seminole; one daughter, Pauletta Vulgamore and husband Larry of Seminole; two sisters, Opal Smith of Tecumseh and Edna Wiley of Hackett, Ark.; grandchildren, Mike Davis and wife, Joy; Angela Armstrong and husband, Bryan; Melissa Davis of Seminole; Marcia Davis of Oklahoma City; step grandchildren, Matt Osborn and Heather Osborn; great grandchildren, Bradley Davis, Shelby Davis and Jennifer Armstrong; and step great grand children, Mileeaha Osborn and Jay Dean Osborn.

Pallbearars will be nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Gib Foster, Jack Cook, Bill Parks, Ralph Pippin and Erman Crawford.

 

 

 

Steven Davis

Funeral services for Steven Lee Davis are scheduled for Friday Dec. 26 at the Midway Baptist Church just south of Wewoka at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.

He died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in Seminole at the age of 18 as the result of a car accident two miles south of Seminole on Hwy 99.

Davis was born on March 9, 1985, at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada to Glenna VanZant and Danny Davis

He was a member of Mid-Way Baptist Church in Wewoka and was baptized on August 13, 1995.

He had also attended the First Assembly of God in Wetumka, as well as Wetumka and Moss elementary schools.

Davis completed his education in Wetumka graduating in May of 2003.

While attending Wetumka elementary, he was a member of 4-H and he received 4th in State for his quilt.

He enjoyed participating in summer baseball in Moss and Wetumka.

While attending Moss elementary school, Steven was on the honor roll.

In his junior high and high school career he was on the Academic Team, band, drama and vocal music in which he received awards.

Davis also attended ECU’s Upward Bound summer program for 3 years.

After High School Steven attended Wes Watkins Vo-tech in Wetumka and received Brain Bench certifications in Automotive Industry Knowledge (U.S.), Computer Fundamentals and Repair, and Networking Technology.

He also participated in Skills contest regional and state and received 1st place honors at the skills contest.

He received recognition, classroom decorum award in electronics technology and received a scholarship tuition waiver in May 2003.

Davis enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, drawing, writing, sewing, listening to music, and auto mechanics and restorations.

He had always been a hard worker and enjoyed working with his hands.

He had jobs mowing yards, building fences, and enjoyed various other odd jobs.

He enjoyed working with his Grandpa Virgil Ward at gun and knife shows and later with his dad Mickey VanZant.

He was recently employed at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Seminole and was very enthusiastic about his job and meeting new people and making new friends.

Davis was saving his money to further his education and planning on continuing working at Wal-Mart.

Davis was a creative, understanding, and loving young man.

He was sensitive to others feelings and needs.

He was imaginative and enjoyed creating, drawing, and poetry. Davis was an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, was very proud of his mixed heritage which also included German, Black Dutch, Irish, and English.

He was a patient young man, a good listener, with a quiet demeanor and often shy at times. He touched the lives of the people he met and knew.

He did not judge a person when he met them, giving himself time to get to know a person.

He had convictions of right and wrong and stood firm in them. He was loved immensely by his family and will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends.

Davis was preceded in death by his Great-great-great grandfather, Herman Lee McMullin, his great-great grandfather Glen F. Wyrick, and his grandfathers, John F. VanZant, Luther A. Davis, and Virgil F. Ward, Jr., and his grandmothers, Helen "Muzzy" M. Wyrick, Ida M. VanZant, and Dora E. Ward-Thompson, as well as many other relatives.

Survivors include his parents, Mickey and Glenna Vanzant; Grandmothers, Annetta G. Ward, Nellie M. Davis, and his father, Danny D. Davis and wife Judy; Aunt, Jennifer Ward; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Flora Deere

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Flora "Abuskee" Deere of Cromwell are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Greenleaf Baptist Church in Okemah with Revs. Billy Coon and Houston Tiger officiating under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

She will be moved to the church at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.

Interment will be at the Deere family cemetery in Cromwell.

Deere died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the age of 76 at her home.

She was born July 31, 1927, to Jessie and Maud (Harjo) Deere and lived in the Cromwell area all her life.

She was baptized by C.D. Harjo and has been an active member of the Greenleaf Baptist Church of Okemah.

Deere had been a Women’s Leader of the church since 1982 and also served as treasurer.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Maud Deere; two sisters, Lora Mae Deere and Cora Deere; and one brother, Chebon Deere.

Deere is survived by one brother, Judson Deere of Okmulgee; three sisters, Linda Deere Ponkilla of Shawnee, Hanna Deere of Cromwell and Shirley Deere Johnson of Okemah; many nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be the Brotherhood.

Jessie DeLeon

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Jessie DeLeon were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooper Funeral Chapel, Tecumseh.

She died July 4, 2003, at the age of 82 in Shawnee.

She was born June 2, 1921, in Wewoka to William and Elizabeth (Johnston) Campbell.

She was born and reared in Wewoka but has lived in Shawnee the rest of her life.

He was married to Willie E. DeLeon on Feb. 10, 1938.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church.

She had a passion for flower and vegetable gardening, and enjoyed following sports.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Guffey; and infant son, Willie Dean DeLeon and her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Willie E. DeLeon of the home; three daughters, Wanda Wesley, Linda Wright and Judy Avery, all of Shawnee; two sons, Donald Ray DeLeon and Willie DeLeon, both of Shawnee; one sister, Corabelle Hardy of Tecumseh; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; many friends and family and two special nieces.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Brent McCutcheon and Laura Lene Hill.

Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

James Lee DeLonais

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Pickard Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa for Seminole County resident, James Leo DeLonais Konawa.

Father Matthew Brown OSB will perform Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Sacred Heart Church.

Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Potawatomi Cemetery where he will be buried next to his great grandfather, John Shopwatuck.

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

DeLonais departed from this life on Nov. 2, 2003, at the age of 69 in Norman Regional Hospital.

He was born March 26, 1934, in Ponca City to William Bernard Delonais Sr. and Grace Elizabeth Higdon.

He attended Maud High School.

He married Norma Dene Boyce on Oct. 8, 1953 and had four children.

DeLonais worked most of his life as an Industrial Electrician for OG&E, Zachary Construction and Flour Daniels Construction.

He retired from Flour Daniels Construction in 1998.

His favorite pastimes were visiting his family and landscaping his yard.

He was the fourth generation to live in the Sacred Heart area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William DeLonais Sr. in 1979, Grace Delonas in 1973 and one brother, William DeLonais Jr. in 1977.

He is survived by four children, Kathy Lowry and husband, Tim of Konawa, Debbie Waltson and husband John, and Toni Elkins and husband, David, all of Ada, Jim DeLonais Jr. and wife Cathy of Houston, Texas; the mother of his children, Norma Delonais of Konawa; 11 grandchildren, Renee Fallis Conley, Jeremy Fallis, Michelle Lowry Jesse, Melissa Lowry Wilson, Jason Lowry, Michael Elkins, Matthew Elkins, Mark Elkins, Alicia Delonais, Ashley Delonais and James Leo DeLonais III (Trey); four great grandchildren that he said made him great four times over, Mikala and Mikinley Wilson, Colten Jesse and Isabelle Conley; one brother, Loyd DeLonais and wife Bobbie of Midwest City; one sister, Betty Daniels of Roseville, Calif.; a number of cousins, nieces and nephews and a countless number of friends.

Pall bearers will be his six grandsons and Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Eischeid, Jason Conley, Todd Jesse and Marty Wilson.

 

 

 

Joe Denison

Funeral services for former Seminole resident John Denison are scheduled for Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Historic Strothers Chapel under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Denison died at the age of 82 on March 24, 2003 at home in Duncan.

He was born in St. Frances, Kan on August 4, 1920 to Blaine Denison and Theda (Crosby) Denison.

He was married to Pearl (Mcdaniel) Denison on May 4, 1946 in Las Vegas.

He lived in Seminole from 1961 to 1989.

He was retired from the Air Force where he was a Master Sgt. and flew 33 missions as a B17 pilot and received a Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf cluster.

He was also a retired rural mail carrier and was managing the family farm.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl Denison of the home; one daughter, Sharon Kay Hale of Marlow; two brothers, Walter J. Denison of Vacaville, Calif. and C.E. Denison of Dodge City, Kan; and one sister, Hilda Tygrett of Indianapolis, Ind; two grandchildren, Dolly Nelson and Danny Joe Hale and three great-grandchildren, Amber Kinman, David Hale, and Jessica Nelson.

Rev. Tracy L. Wilson will officiate.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home.

Pearl M. Denison

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Pearl M. Denison, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 28 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

She died June 24, 2003, at the age of 82, in Duncan.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1920 in Seminole to Bill McDaniel and Velma McDaniel.

She was married to Joe G. Denison on May 4, 1946 in Las Vegas, Nev.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church and the Seminole Home Demonstration Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in March, 2003; one brother, Orben Ray McDaniel and one sister, Wilma J. Watson.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay Hale of Duncan; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Officiating the service will be Russell Tuck and Tracy Wilson.

Interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to your favorite charity.

Catherine Dennis

Funeral services for Catherine (Jones) Louie Dennis are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Reginald V. Woods, Sr. is scheduled to officiate.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in a traditional Indian Farewell Handshake, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Directors.

She was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Butner to Callie Perry and Jerden Jones.

She attended school at Old Butner and graduated from Douglass High School.

She served as head cook at Porter Nursing Home from 1956-1963 where she completed her food services supervisor’s training and held a certificate of Technical Education, A Division of Home Economics of the State of Oklahoma.

She joined the Pilgram Rest Baptist Church at the age of 15 and was baptized by the late Rev. E.L. Edwards and served there 19 years in various duties such as serving on the Mission Board and on the Kitchen Committee.

Later she moved her membership to St. Joseph Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. A.A. Jackson and remained there for 23 years.

She served on the Mission Board and the Kitchen Committee.

She was a very faithful member of both Baptist Church for a total of 41 years.

She married Deacon Moman Louie on Dec. 25, 1965 in New Lima, he preceded her in death.

In 1981, she united with the Cedar Street Church of Christ and remained there until her health wouldn’t allow her to attend.

She married Lee Dennis on July 13, 1981, and he also preceded her in death on April 11, 2002.

She served as head cook at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home for 28 years and retired in 1990.

She spent the last 10 years there as food service supervisor.

She loved to cook and would always shere anything she had with anyone who came along.

She loved to watch basketball games on television and was a big fam of the Chicago Bulls.

She could tell you every player name on any team in the NBA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Callie Perry and Jerden Jones; her first husband, Moman Louie; her second husband, Lee Dennis; two sons, Alford ‘Bug’ Daniels and John H. Daniels; four brothers and one sister, Willie Mae Feggins.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, three daughters, Donetta Madkins of Chicago, Ill., Kay Lynn Daniels of Wewoka and Mayzetta Daniels Hall of Grand Prairie, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Inez Daniels of Bakersfield, Calif.; one son-in-law, Billy Hall of Grand Prairie, Texas; two devoted step-daughters, Coria Louie Lee and Ruth Lee, both of Wewoka; devoted foster children, Oletha Gordon and Tommy D. Phillips, both of Wewoka; one sister, Bety Thorton of Oklahoma City; two sister in laws, Joyce Perry of Oklahoma City and Willie Mae Easley of Wewoka.

She is also survived by 7 grandsons, Derrick and Vernell Madkins, Jr. both of Chicago, Ill.; Russell and Roderick Daniels of Wewoka, James Daniels of Bakersfield, Calif., Kevin Hall of Arlington, Texas and David Hall of Dallas, Texas; 5 granddaughters, May Kathryn Madkins of Chicago, Ill., Regina Daniels of Wewoka, Rita, Lisa and Bridgete Daniels, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; 15 great grandchildren, 19 step-children, from both marriages, over 200 step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews cousins and many friends.

 

Richard ‘Dick’ Densford

Funeral services for Ira Richard "Dick" Densford were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

He died on June 21, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 80.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1922, in Chanute, Kan. to Ira Robert and Emma Louise (Foster) Densford.

He graduated from Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma before joining the Navy.

He was a cryptographer for the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War and was stationed in Washington, D.C.

He served our country for eight years and held the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

While stationed in Washington, D.C. he married Peggy Day Densford on Feb. 14, 1943.

In 1954, Mr. and Mrs. Densford moved to Seminole.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1981 after 15 years of employment.

He was a past president of the Seminole Lions Club.

He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church where he was serving as Lay Leader and Chairman of the Administrative Council at the time of his death.

He also served as Chairman of the Staff Parrish Relations and Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

He had been the teacher of several Sunday school classes, served on the Finance Committee, the Missions Committee and the Worship Committee.

He was also Head Usher of the church.

Densford was preceded in death by his father, Ira Densford in 1951; his mother, Emma Densford in 1988; his wife, Peggy on Feb. 9, 1999; his sister, Dorothy Byrnes; and his son-in-law, Bob Alexander on Oct. 23, 2002.

He is survived by his daughter, Carla Densford Alexander of Moore; his brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Helen Densford of Midwest City; his sister, Louise Gaye of Sulphur; two sisters-in-law, Helen Stowell of Sun City West, Ariz. and Virginia Brown of Ponca City; and his grandchildren, Tara Nicole and Andrew Meneely of Seminole.

Other family members include a sister-in-law, Clara Britton of Seymore, Ind.; two step-grandchildren, Traci Elliot and David Alexander; and a special friend, Dorothy Morgan from Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Brandon Moreland, Kenny Higdon, Gordon Melson, Jim Robertson, Ron Garbutt and Jerry Childers.

Honorary bearers will be George Higdon, Foy Dacus, Bob Clausing, Homer Neill, Jim Whitt, Claude Cornelison, Delbert Aldridge, Fred Basier and Ernie Willis.

Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery and services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be donations to the First United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

 

Ray Dickover

Graveside services for Ray Warren Dickover of Earlsboro have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Dickover died April 4, 2003 in Tulsa, at the age of 86.

He was born April 27 1916 to Walter S. and Mary A. (Faught) Dickover.

He lived on his family’s farm in the Choctaw area for many years.

He had resided in Earlsboro for the past 20 years.

He was a farmer most of his life and lived on the family farm to care for his mother after his father’s death.

His parents, two sisters, Eva Ruckman and Elma Haley; and two brothers, Everett and Leonard Dickover preceded him in death.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews and their families.

The service will be officiated by Rev. Lee Wayne Fowler.

 

James Dicks

Carol Dicks

James H. and Carol R. Dicks, Bartlesville residents died within two days of each other due to lengthy illnesses, fulfilling their wedding vows of "till death do us part".

Carol Ruth (Fuqua) Dicks died at 8:45 at the age of 68 on April 24, 2003 and James Herbert Dicks died at 1:55 p.m. at the age of 73 on April 26, 2003.

They will lie in state in the Drawing Rooms of the Arnold Moore Funeral Residence where friends may call on Monday and Tuesday.

Funeral services for James and Carol Dicks will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the sanctuary of the Tuxedo Assembly of God Church.

Officiating psators will be Rev. Charles McKnight, Rev. Brett Luallen and Rev. Alfred Haymaker.

The funeral cortege will drive overland to Seminole where committal prayers and final rites will be directed in the Maple Grove Cemetery at 3 p.m. by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.

Carol Ruth (Fuqua) Dicks was a native or Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma early in life to complete her education.

James and Carol were united in marriage on August 29, 1952 in Seminole.

Her life was selflessly devoted to rearing her children and caring for her family.

Her church life and relationship with God was her cornerstone from which she received her strength and caring nature.

She had many gifts in which she ministered to others, which was made evident by the love and care she received during her illness.

James Herbert Dicks was a native of Oklahoma where he was reared and in turn reared his family.

A testament to his life and character could be seen in the fact that during his entire education and 39 years with Southwestern Bell, James never missed a day.

He was admired by his employers and co-workers for his hard work and fairness with others.

His devotion to his work came second only to his devotion to his family where he is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is highly respected by all as a true man of God.

This was made manifest in the unconditional love he shared toward others.

James and Carol retired to Lake Eufaula in 1990 and lived there until moving to Bartlesville in 2000 to live in retirement.

Surviving are their two daughters Marsha Whitehead of Waco, Texas and Joy Cook of Bartlesville; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; Carols brother, Leonard Ray Fuqua of Arlington, Texas; her sister, Alice Marie Poplin of Carrollton, Texas.

Preceding in their deaths were both parents, Lee John and Eunice Jewel (Morris) Fuqua and Walter Herbert and Edna Mildred (Mabes) Dicks; his sister, Mrs. Dorothy Guyer and her brother, Eddie Fuqua.

Helen Downey

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Helen Zenith Downey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rusell Vicars officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Downey died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the age of 85 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Roff to William Barnett Selfridge and Julia Donettie (Caton) Selfridge.

She moved to Seminole in 1926 from Allen.

She married Walter Maxwell Downey July 23, 1934 in Seminole.

She was a homemaker and belonged to the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Forest Lemuel Selfridge; sisters Lavena Peters, Beulah Smith, Bertha Rediker, Nevada Lawson, Susan Ada Selfridge and Willie Donettie Selfridge; grandchild, Kirby Lee Little; great grandchildren, Billy Dean Burnett, Derryl Lockhart Jr. and Belinda Sue Burnett.

She is survived by her spouse, Walter M. Downey of the home; four sons, Walter Dale Downey of Seminole, Barnett Eugene Downey of Texas, William Keith Downey of Crane, Texas and Kenneth Ray Downey of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Joyce Darlene Burnett of Seminole, Lawana Sue Holder of Oklahoma City and Sharon Kay Baker of New Braunfels, Texas; 27 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Robert Waldon, Martin Downey, Wesley Downey, Bill Downey, Mike Downey and Myron Downey.

Honorary pall bearersWalter Dale Downey, Barnett Eugene Downey, William Keith Downey, Kenneth Ray Downey, Bryce Baker, Darrell Holder and Derryl Lockhart.

 

 

Nell Ola Droke

Funeral services for the mother, Nell Ola Holland Droke, of a Seminole resident are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the First Christian Church in Thomas, followed by interment at Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service of Bethany..

She died Sept. 11, 2003, at the age of 92 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 30, 1911 in Pittsburgh.

She was formerly a 67-year resident of Putnam in Dewey County.

She is survived by three children which include one son, Bill Droke of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Bonnie Battles of Seminole; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

Mildred Marie Dunagan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mildred Marie Dunagan, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Ralph Jones will officiate.

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

The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Mildred passed away Saturday, April 26, 2003 at the McLoud Nursing Center at the age of 77.

She was born to Ira Hankins and Eary (Townsend) Hankins on June 19, 1925 in Oilton.

Mildred married Richard O. Dunagan on June 20, 1943 in Seminole, and the couple were the owners and operators of the R.O. Dunagan company in Seminole.

Mildred was a member of the First Christian Church, the Eastern Star, and Guys and Dolls Square Dance Club in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, on March 12, 2001.

Mildred is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Janice Dunagan, Seminole, Danny and Patty Dunagan, McLoud, and Earl and Sherri Dunagan, Lake Jackson, Texas; her grandchildren, Ronnie Dunagan and wife Julie, Steve Dunagan, Sherri McAlvain and husband Brian, Darell Dunagan and wife Abbie, Dusty Webb and husband Matt, Cynthia Cude and husband Scott, Ben Dunagan, and Noah Dunagan; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan Dunagan, Autumn Dunagan, Andrew Dunagan, Addison Dunagan, Lauren McAlvain, Dylan Dunagan, Kourtnee Cude, and Sean Cude; and one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Fred Kyker, Kountz, Texas.

Casket bearers will be Ron, Steve, Darell, Noah, and Ben Dunagan, Brian McAlvain, Matt Webb, and Scott Cude.

Honorary bearers will be Mike Villegas, Alvin Yoesel, Paul Waltman, Bill Jones, Dr. Julian D. Wood, and Bill Wilson.

 

Edward Duncan

Funeral services for Edward Ray "Uncle Ed" Duncan, brother of Bowlegs resident Bonnie Schlueter, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Chris Stinnett, Minister of the Church of Christ will officiate.

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

Uncle Ed passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2003 at the age of 75.

He was born to Andrew Jackson Duncan and Florence (Turrentine) Duncan on Dec. 17, 1927.

Uncle Ed was a corporal in the U.S. Army with the 45th Infantry, having served in Korea for 18 months.

After returning from Korea, he worked for Double Cola in Seminole for 30 years, retiring in 1981.

After retiring from Double Cole, Uncle Ed worked for Wrangler until 1998 when he retired.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson Duncan and Florence (Turrentine) Duncan; two brothers, Hugh Duncan and Sie Duncan; and five sisters, Della Duncan, Edith Duncan, Helen Houtz, Margie Schlueter, and Virginia Bender.

Uncle Ed is survived by one sister, Bonnie Schlueter and her husband, Hoyle, Bowlegs; one brother-in-law, John Bender, Seminole; several nieces and nephews including, Mike and Roberta Bender, Ray and Susie Brady, Joe and Betty Craig, George and Shirley Howell, Steve Bender, David and Teresa Duncan, Jimmy and Lois Duncan, Don and Mary Haggerty, Ronnie Duncan, John Duncan, Debbie Jost, Mark Schlueter, and Rick and Barbara Hartman.

Pallbearers will be Jon Craig, Joseph Craig, James Howell, Ryan Pierce, Travis Duncan, and Frank Schlueter.

Honorary bearers will be Joe Templeton, C.D. Houck, Glen Siler, Clint Jackson, Joe McRay, Ralph Caster, and Jack Mattingly, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Church of Christ Building Fund.

 

Alvin Dundee

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Alvin Dundee were scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Temple Israel with interment to follow in the New Temple Israel Section of Rose Hill Cemetery.

He died Oct. 6, 2003, at the age of 86.

He was born Aug 10, 1917, in Rezkne, Latvia and moved to the United States in 1930.

He graduated from Central High School in 1936 and joined the Army, becoming a U.S. Citizen in 1942.

He served his country in the 1st Infantry Division throughout Europe, the Normandy Invasion, and in North Africa.

He married Dorothea Sanger of Collinsville in 1946 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

The couple then moved to Seminole where he worked at Moran Pipe and Supply.

In 1956, he moved to Tulsa to form his own company, Dundee Oil & Supply.

He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

He was a member of Temple Israel, Congregation B’nai Emunah. B’nai B’rith Men and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.

A sister, Sylvia Frank and his beloved wife of 56 years, Dorothea, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Janet Dundee and Jeff Darby, Michael Dundee, Shirley and Willie Burger; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

The family requests that donations be made to Temple Israel or to donor’s choice.

Rebecca (Welch) Dunn

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Rebecca Ann (Welch) Dunn were held Friday in her hometown of Goodsprings, Ala.

Dunn died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at the age of 62.

She was born Aug. 27, 1941 in Yukon to Rev. Hubert and Fern Welch.

She grew up on a farm north of Seminole and attended Strother High School. She graduated as the valedictorian of the Class of 1959.

Dunn attended Seminole Junior College in the fall of 1959.

She moved to Miracle Valley, Ariz. in January of 1960.

She had retired as a high school teacher several years ago.

Dunn was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Welch.

She is survived by her husband, Bud Dunn; two children, Deborah Shelton of Fairbanks, Ala., and Timothy Dunn of Tyler, Texas; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Melodie Fulmer and Carol Christensen; and six brothers, Butch, Buddy, Dick, Don, Mick, and Dean Welch.

 

Jessie Dye

Funeral services for Seminole county resident, Jessie Dye are pending with the Swearing Funeral Home.

She died July 31, 2003, at the age of 72 in Seminole.

Full obituary pending with Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

Connie Edwards

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Connie "Blanche" Edwards were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the Historic Strothers Chapel with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating.

Interment followed at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Edwards died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at the age of 99 at Autumn Woods Nursing Home in Warren Mich.

She was born Dec. 5, 1903, in Fort Cobb (Indian Territory) to Edward E. Rinehart and Angelina (Pile) Rinehart.

She was married to Clarence L. Baker, who preceded her in death in 1948.

She married William Burton "W.B." Edwards, who also preceded her in death on March 27, 1981.

She was a Seminole resident for more than 60 years, moving here from Drumright.

She was a homemaker and seamstress at Herrin’s Ladies Wear in Seminole.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Seminole and a member of Eastern Star.

Her parents, husbands, one son, R.A. Baker and her stepson, Don Mitchell, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, W.D. "Bill" Baker of Bradenton, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Lavonne Garrison of Ariz.; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

 

Mary Ehrlich

Funeral services for Wewoka native Mary Ehrlich were scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday athe Okeene Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Rev. Larry Schneider was to officiate.

Burial was to follow in the East Cooper Cemetery in Loyal under the direction of Wilkinson Mortuary of Okeene .

Ehrlich died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003 at the age of 81.

She was born Jan. 20, 1922 in Wewoka to Albert and Kate Danielson.

She was a resident of the Okeene community for over 50 years until moving to the Seminole area 20 years ago.

Ehrlich attended Butner Schools and was a member of the Okeene seventh Day Adventist Church and the Seminole Seventh Day Adventist Church.

She was an artist.

She married Melvin Ehrlich in Geary on Aril 14, 1938. He survives her of the home.

Ehrlich was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, David Eaton; three sisters; and two brothers.

She is also survived by one daughter, Melvina Lou Thomas of Monte Vista, Colo.; two sisters, Dean Freeman of Midwest City and Betty Freeman of Shawnee; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the S.D.A. Church of Shawnee.

Christopher Deon

Antonio Elbert

Funeral services for Christopher Deon Antonio Elbert, grandson of Rev. Emmet and Audrey Elbert, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow.

He died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the age of 21 months in Wewoka.

He was born on Oct. 12, 2001 in Oklahoma City to Rufus Jefferson and Crystal Elbert.

Interment will be at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow.

Robert Elkins

Funeral services for Bowlegs resident Robert E. Elkins have been planned for a later date in Springfield, Mass., according to Swearingen Funeral Home.

Elkins died at his residence on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003 at the age of 85.

He was born to Edgar H. Elkins and Annie Sanders on Feb. 10, 1918 in Springfield, Mass.

Elkins graduated from Dartmouth College in 1939, and Thayer School of Engineering in 1940.

He married Myrtle Hockenberry.

He was a former president of Adams and Ruxton Construction Company in Springfield, Mass., and was a veteran of World War II.

Elkins was a member of the Samuel D. Sherwood Lodge of Masons, and active Civitan member and Eagle Scout Troop 25 of the First Baptist Church, and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Myrtle Hockenberry in 1985.

Elkins is survived by one son, Jake Elkins, Jackson, Wyo.; two daughters, Elizabeth Elkins, Enfield, Conn., and Susanne Major, Seminole; one sister, Dorothy Giddings, Grantspass, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

Cecilia Elliott

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Cecilia L. Elliott were scheduled for this afternoon at Cromwell Baptist Church.

Rev. Carl Whitfield was set to officiate.

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

Elliott died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at Unity Health Center of Shawnee at the age of 65.

She was born July 12, 1937 in Talala to James B. and Elena (Kniffen) Epple.

She had been a resident of Cromwell for 45 years where she managed the local Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe for 20 years before retiring.

Elliott was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Cromwell.

She also served as a Butner School Board member.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Walter Elliott Jr.; one brother, James Mallay Epple; and two sisters, Deloris Lay and Bonnie Spurgeon.

Elliott is survived by three daughters, Jeanny Allensworth of Cromwell, Sherta Elliott of San Diego, Texas, and Sylvia Smith of Guthrie; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, John and Patty Epple of Dewey and Charles Epple of Nowata; and one sister, Juanita Anders of Nowata.

Pallbearers were Dane Allensworth, Rusty Elliott, James Hewitt, Floyd Hewitt, David Hewitt, John Mark Spurgeon, Robert Hassell, and Jimmy Factor.

Honorary pallbearers were Carl Warrington, Gene Warrington, Kenneth Edgemond, Kenneth DeShields, John L. Spurgeon, and Leon Brown.

Bessie Lee Ellis

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Bessie Lee "Bess" Ellis, are scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

She died May 4, 2003, at the age of 99 at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born on July 17, 1903 in Tecumseh to Francis Marion Jones and Lyda (Dyer) Jones.

She graduated from Central High School near Maud.

On July 16, 2927, she married Ray Ellis in Shawnee.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Church of Christ in Shawnee as well as a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

She had been a resident in Shawnee and Seminole most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ellis; two sons, Kenneth and Jimmie Ellis; one granddaughter and three sisters, Sadie Jones, Georgia Cash and Marie White.

Whe is survived by two daughters, Dixie Byerly of Seminole and Imogene McCartin of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandsons, 4 great-grandsons, one sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews as well as other family and friends.

The services will be officiated by Dwayne Dennis under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park of Shawnee.

Nina Gail Ellis

Funeral services for Nina Gail (Perry) Ellis of Seminole are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse Holiness Church, west of Prague.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1947 in Prague to Clifford and Juanita Perry.

She passed away on June 2, 2003, at her home after a long battle with cancer.

She married Donald Ray Ellis on Oct. 25, 1965.

She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Glen Allen Perry, Samuel Vic Perry and Johnny Lee Perry; and one niece, Penny Perry.

She is survived by her husband, Don, of the home, daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Josh Ramey and Amyand Tim Porter, all of Seminole, her parents, Clifford and Juanita Perry of Prague; seven sisters, Kay Meeker of Bryan College, Texas, Betty Miller of Gore, Joyce Wilson or Prague, Cindy Burkholder of Brokey Arrow, Elsie Parker of San Antonio, Texas, Sheila Williams and Esther Morgan of Shawnee; four brothers, Calvin Perry of Seminole, Randy Perry of Sapulpa, David Perry of Chelsea and Alvin Perry of Paden; four grandchildren, Joshua and Kaylan Ramsey and Trevor and Braden Porter, all of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Tony Perry, Chris Perry, Justin Merrell and Scott Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be other nephews.

Ellis loved her grandchildren, going fishing and canning vegetables.

She was a kind-hearted, caring woman who will be missed by her family and friends.

Officiating the service will be Revs. James Baldridge and Bob Woodward.

Interment will be at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Prague.

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald Elmore

Funeral services for former Seminole Pastor and resident Gerald Winston Elmore, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in Sulphur.

Ronnie Elmore will officiate the services and will be assisted by Robert Green.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Resthaven Cemetery in Seminole, under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.

Gerald passed away on Friday, May 9, 2003 at Southeast Medical Center in Durant at the age of 78.

He was born to Floyd Elmore and Floy (Gordon) Elmore on Aug. 27, 1924 in Springer.

Gerald was born and raised in Springer, and on Nov. 27, 1947, he married his wife Terleen in Gainesville, Texas.

He lived and owned business in Seminole, Holdenville, and pauls Valley, and moved to Sulphur in 1974 where he lived the remainder of his life.

Gerald was a former pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Seminole, and was presently serving as the Chaplain for the Sulphur Veterans Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herman Elmore; and one sister, Wanda Williams.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Terleen, of the home; one son, Joe Elmore and his wife Connie of Seminole; six grandchildren, Amy Elmore, Ada, Gordon Elmore, Sarah Biffle and her husband Brandon, Patrick Elmore, Lori Elmore, and Kirby and her husband Chad Richards, Seminole; two brothers, Sterling Elmore, Wewoka and George Elmore, Bakersfield, Calif.; three sisters, Helen Thomas, Ft. Worth, Texas, Maxine Priddy, Sulphur, and Dorothy Spicer, Pasidena, Texas.

 

Pauline Marie Elmore

Funeral services for Pauline Marie Elmore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robin Watts officiating.

Elmore passed away on June 25, 2003 at the age of 73, at Norman Regional Hospital.

She was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Reece, Kan. to Clyde and Sophia Gertrude (Wittenmeyer) Baker.

She and George H. Elmore were married on Dec. 11, 1947 and he preceded her in death of April 5, 1999.

She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Okfuskee County since 1976.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Michael Elmore; and one sister, Kate Wilson.

Survivors include her grauddaughter, Julie Elmore Butler and husband Richard of Okemah; daughter-in-law, Carolyn S. Elmore of Okemah; one brohter William ‘Bill’ Baker of Haywood, Calif.; step-grandchildren, Marian Hand and Sherry Croney of Arkansas; Johnny Croney of Okemah; Lisa and Tim Grooms of Okemah; one niece, Carol Ogburn and husband, Alan of Texas, two nephews, Doug Wilson and wife, Jo of Tulsa and Larry Wilson; one brother-in-law, Jim Elmore and wife, Twila; three sister-in-laws, Alyce Watts and husband Gerald, Leta Elmore and Tina Elmore.

She is also survived by 15 step-great-grandchildren, Rachel Vorhees and husband Chris of Arkansas, Scott Hand of Seminole, Madeline Coon of Arkansas, Ashley, Amber, Alicia, Andrea, Johnny Jr. and Jeremy Croney of Keystone, David Croney, Allen Croney both of Arkansas, Crystal Magness, Austin Magness, Lauren Scran and Samantha Grooms, all of Okemah; and four step-great-great grandchildren, Tyler, Jared, Parker and McKinsey Vorhees of Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Tim Grooms, Tom Grace, Scott Hand, Jim Elmore, Robin Watts and Rocky Duke.

Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.

Robert Earl

Endwright

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Robert Earl Endwright, were scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Daniel McCracken officiating.

He died June 28, 2003, at the age of 68, in Sunset Estates of Maud Care Center.

He was born Feb. 8, 1935, in Mitchell, Ind., to Earl Michael Endwright and Pearl G. (Green) Endwright.

He was married to Wanda L. Hatfield on Sept. 8. 1978, in Durant.

He was the produce manager for Stone’s IGA Grocery in Oklahoma City in Shepard Mall, retiring in 1992.

He was affiliated with the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father on Aug. 12, 1992; mother on Jan. 6, 2002; one son, Thomas Bennett in 2000; and one daughter, Pattie Rose in 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Endwright, of the home; one son, Kenny Bennett of Shawnee; two daughters, Terry McCracken of Maud and Betty Webster of Seminole; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Interment will be under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

 

 

Karen Lee Etier

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Karen Lee Etier of Sasakwa, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Criswell Chapel in Ada with Rev. John Haynes officiating under the direction Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.

She died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at the age of 56 near Sasakwa.

She was born Feb. 27, 1947, in Molalla, Ore. to Grant (Bo) Burden and Lois Jean (Kyllo) Burden.

They came to Oklahoma from Oregon in 1970.

She attended Seminole State College for three years and East Central University for four years, receiving her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and had been working towards her master’s degree.

She also attended Oregon City Beauty School.

She was married to Edgar Leon Eteier on Feb. 18, 1989.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar Leon Etier, of the home, mother, Jean Burden and father and stepmother, Bo and Marlis Burden, all of Molalla, Ore.; one son, Dennis Holumn of Aurora, Neb.; one daughter, Schantie Roberts of Ada; two stepsons, Alan Hellman of Phoenix, Ariz. and Eddie Etier of Ada; one stepdaughter, Angel Webster of Allen; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother Dennis Burden; and one half brother, Tommy Burden, both of Molalla, Ore.

Pallbearers are Daniel Webster, Eddie Etier, Tommy Roberts, Todd Ogorzlka, Dennis Burden and Dewayne Etier.

Doris Eubanks

Ortman

Graveside services for Doris Eubanks Ortman are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

She died at the age of 72 at Boice Manor Nursing Center in Holdenville, where she was a mediation aide for 22 years.

She was born on December 6, 1930 to D.M. and Mollie Frances (Howell) Eubanks.

She was preceded in death by her parents,; her husband, Paul Ortman; and two sisters, Juanita Venis and Letha Hadley.

Survivors include a son, Erick Ortman of the home; two sisters, longtime Seminole resident, Helen Terrell of Shawnee and Mable Wright of Green Valley, Calif.; one brother Doyle Eubanks of El Paso, Ark; and many nieces and nephews.

The casket will be open Thursday for viewing and will remain closed for services.

E.G. Evans

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, E.G. Evans are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Hutchinson with Pastor Ray Kempel officiating.

He died Aug. 13, 2003, at the age of 81 at the Hutchinson Hospital.

He was born June 22, 1922, to Charles and Maggie Cole Evans in Cleveland.

He married Doris Beal on Aug. 7, 1947 in Seminole.

He had been a resident of Hutchinson since 1999.

He was a supervisor for Cities Service Oil Company in St. John, Kansas.

He served in the United States Army in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II.

He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and the Lions Club in Hutchinson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rodger Evans and three brothers, Leon Evans, Carl Evans and Vernie Evans.

Survivors include one son, Harvey Evans of Hutchinson; two sisters, Barbara Wusk of Coffeyville, Kansas and Peggy Lumly of Wichita, Kansas; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. on Friday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with Pastor Steve Kline presiding.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church building fund or the Hutchinson Breakfast Lions Club and sent in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be left for the family at www.funeralchoice.com.

 

Virgie Ruth Evans

Funeral services for life long Seminole resident, Virgie Ruth Evans are scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Gaililee Baptist Temple of Praise and Deliverance in Seminole.

She died July 29, 2003, at the age of 73 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 18, 1930, in Seminole to Virgil Evans and Leora (Smith).

She was a homemaker; worked at Ray’s Central Drug for years; hairdresser and did domestic work for several Seminole residents.

She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Seminole as well as being a member of several ministries at Ebenezer.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Leora Smith; and two brothers, Johnnie W. King and Willie L. ‘Jabo’ Smith.

She is survived by her children, Lavisa K. Purify of Midwest City, Vanessa Woodfork of Norman and Chez Evans of Moore; other daughters, Mel Osborn and Markie Orf of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and numerous other cousins and in-laws.

Casket bearers are Zelford Smith, Kelvin Smith, Johnnie King, Jr., Derrick King, Larry King, Maurice King and Dexter Brown.

Honorary bearers are Bruce Patterson, Harold Cudjoe, Charlie Trulove, Earnest Stillwell, Reginald Knighton, Lawrence Smith and Reggie Wright.

Flower girls are Corrine Johnson and the members of the Womens Missionary Union at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Revs. Larry Payne will officiate the service with Gregory B. Benjamin assisting.

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

 

 

Lizzie Factor

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Lizzie Factor were held Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003 at the Many Springs Indian Baptist Church.

Revs. Jimmy Anderson and Malcolm Tiger officiated.

Interment followed at the Factor family cemetery, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Factor died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 in Shawnee at the age of 89.

She was born to Bunny and Nellie "Wallow" McCosar in Hughes County on May 25, 1914.

Factor was raised in the Bilby area south of Holdenville and attended Bilby School.

She married Chester Factor in 1937 and the couple lived in the Wewoka area for over 47 years.

Factor enjoyed making quilts, cooking for others and listening to gospel music.

She is survived by six children, David Leon Factor, Buckner Factor and Yvonne Jim, all of Wewoka, James Andrew (Saylor) Factor, Oklahoma City, Max Factor, Muskogee, and Ruth Walker, Tecumseh; 32 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

 

Louis Factor, Jr.

Funeral Services for Sasakwa resident Louis Factor, Jr., 61, will be held Monday, May 19, 2003, at 2:00 P.M., at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka, with Reverends Frank Moppin and Billy Joe Harjo officiating.

Factor died in Noble, Oklahoma on Friday, May 16, 2003.

A wake service is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2003, at 6:30 P.M., at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

He was born November 14, 1942, in Sasakwa, to Mattie Lou (Bruner) Factor and Louis Factor.

He attended Spring Baptist Church and was baptized there by the late Reverend George Jesse.

He grew up in Sasakwa and graduated from Sasakwa High School; then he attended the Haskell Institute. e worked in the oilfield, and later was City Supervisor for the City of Weleetka, retiring from that position in 1996.

He married and is survived by Elizabeth Hayes Factor, of the home.

He is also survived by

His mother, Mattie Lou Factor, Sasakwa; two daughters,

Gwen Factor, Okemah and Lou Ann Factor, Hugo; two step-children, Angie Harper, Noble and Glen Karamer, Henryetta; one sister, Ida Goettsche, Amarillo, Texas; three brothers, Larry Factor, Edmond, Jimmy Factor, Cromwell, and Ron Factor, Shawnee; one aunt, Alice Stevens of Tulsa, seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Factor in 1988; and his grandparents, Charlie and Lucinda Factor.

Pallbearers will be Tony Roulston, Hirum Roulston, Johnny Johnston, Matthew Sand, Nicholas Harper and Nathan Harper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Louis Harjo and Glen Karamer.

Interment will be in the Factor Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

Patrick Factor

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Patrick Wayne Factor are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Little River Baptist Church of Wewoka.

The body will be taken to the home Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. for services there at 7 p.m.

Interment will follow at the Davis Cemetery, south east of Sasakwa, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Factor died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the age of 24.

He was born in Stillwater on June 26, 1979, to Timmy Factor Jr. and Flora Factor.

He was a Seminole Nation/BIA firefighter and a member of the Little River Baptist Church.

Factor was baptized at the Spring Baptist Church at the age of nine.

He attended school in Seminole and Varnum.

He is survived by his father, Timmy Factor Jr. of Shawnee; mother, Flora Factor of Wewoka, two sons, Adrian Gene Factor and Dakota Wayne Factor, both of Shawnee; four half-sisters, Susan Gray and; Sherry Tolliver, both of Jefferson City, Tenn., and Susie Factor and Holly Factor, both of Shawnee; as well as a host of other relatives.

Jimmie Earl Fairman

Funeral services for Seminole resident Jimmie Earl Fairman are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Fairman died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at his home in Seminole at the age of 61.

He was born to Earl Franklin Fairman and Doris (Gamble) Fairman on April 18, 1942 in Tishomingo.

Fairman had lived in Seminole for 15 years moving here from Tishomingo.

He worked in the paint and auto body repair field, and worked for T.J. Campbell Construction out of Oklahoma City.

Fairman was preceded in death by his father; and both sets of grandparents.

He is survived by his mother, Doris Fairman; his wife, Theressa Fairman, of the home; one son, Jimmie Earl Fairman, Jr., Oklahoma City; three daughters, Barbara Jean of Florida, Patricia Anderson, Oklahoma City, and Christine Rowe of Ohio; one step-daughter, Nattie Marie Brown of Ohio; one sister, Ginger Holt, Cromwell; and 15 grandchildren.

Charles Fidler

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Charles Evans Fidler were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa.

Rev. Don Newby and Rev. Mitch Williams were set to officiate.

Burial was to follow at Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Fidler died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003 at Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 86.

He was born Nov. 13, 1916 in Konawa to John Evans and Carrie Francis (Doner) Fidler.

He married Emma Dale Bolton on Jan. 28, 1935 in Tecumseh.

The couple owned and operated Fidler Orchard since 1956.

He was a member of the Nazarene Church and the Coon Hunter’s Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; three brothers and a great-grandson.

Fidler is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Jarrett E. Fidler of Konawa; one daughter, Sharon D. Hogue of Konawa; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one sister, Evelyn Wells of Tulsa.

Casket bearers are Tracy Fidler, Tony Fidler, Terry Fidler, Steve Newby, Landon Littell, and Leighton Littell.

Honorary bearers are Vernon Isaacs, Ray Starkey, and Leroy Stokes.

 

 

Martha Naomi Filson

Services for longtime Seminole County resident, Martha Naomi Filson from Wewoka are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

She died July 18.2003, at the age of 79 in the Unity Health Center, Shawnee.

She was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Madill to Lena London Hart and James D. Hart, Sr. DDS, both preceding her in death.

She was the youngest of 10 children and moved to Wewoka at the age of three.

She attended Wewoka Schools, graduated in 1942 and attended East Central University.

She was a Southwestern Bell Telephone operator and operated her own beauty shop, the Studio 9 from 1965 -1980.

She married Roy Joe Filson on June 25, 1948, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Wewoka Church of Christ, active in Garden Clubs, church singing, wedding and funerals.

She was a loving active wife, mother and homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry and Tommy Claybrook of Shawnee, and Debbie and David Shapiro of Palm Desert, Calif. one son, Mike and Cindy Filson of Ponca City; one sister, Evelyn Hart Burrow of Stillwater; four brothers, Dr. James Hart of Wewoka, Allwyn Hart of Searcy, Ark., George Hart of Knoxville, Tenn. and Harold 'Red’ Hart of Midland, Texas; grandchildren, Kim and Mark Claybrook Collier, Kelly Claybrook, Shannon and Bill Girssom, Lori and Matt Morgan, Susan and Brad Keirn and Chris, Kyle and Clint Filson; great grandchildren, Amber, Katelyn and Courtney Grissom, Madeline and Catherine Claybrook Collier; and expected great grandson baby boy Keirn; as well as numerous other family and friends.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

 

 

 

Lorene Fish

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lorene "Joan" Fish are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Resthaven Memorial Park Chapel in Shawnee.

A short reception will follow at the Resthaven Memorial ParkChapel.

Fish died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 in El Paso, Texas after a lengthy illness.

She was born Lila Lorene Madden on July 2, 1916 in Bellville, Ark., but was raised in Holdenville.

She married Clarence Fish, a field foreman for Sinclair Oil Company in 1938.

After eight years in Venezuala, Mr. and Mrs. Fish settled in Bowlegs with their only child, Charles Roger Fish.

Clarence preceded Lorene in death in 1989.

Fish was a permanent fixture in Seminole, working at Shuler’s Rexall Drug, then at Central Drug for years.

She knew virtually everyone in the area and had many friends.

After retiring, Fish maintained her connections with the people of Seminole and was more or less a career juror, serving on many court cases.

She is survived by her son, Charles, El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Pauline Wagner and Lucille Kibby, both of Holdenville; and two grandchildren.

Honorary casket bearers will be Buck Buchanan, Phil Biddy, Rex Kibby, Chuck Kibby, Richard Fish, and Robert Fish.

Gracie LaVeta Fitzgerald

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Gracie Lavita Fitzgerald are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Aug. 29, 2003, at the age of 64 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Oct. 10, 1939 in Searcy, Ark. to Jewell McKinney and Ettie Ruth (Berry) McKinney.

She married Paul Huie Fitzgerald on Dec. 24, 1958 in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

She managed a motel in California.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jewell McKinney.

Survivors include her mother, Ettie Ruth McKinney of Bakersfield, Calif; husband, Paul Fitzgerald of the home; one son, Joseph Eugene Cameron of Bakersfield, Calif.; two daughters, Sherri Costerisan of Seminole and Brenda Fitzgerald of Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Roy Dean McKinney of Lake Isabella, Calif. and Jay Hays of Edmond; two sisters, Bonnie Jean Kiser of Bakersfield, Calif. and Debra Lipe of Russellville, Ark.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Linda Flaherty

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Linda Jo (Hunter) Flaherty were scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Guardian West Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Guardian West Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.

Flaherty died Monday, Dec. 1, 2002, at the age of 57 in Oklahoma City after a lengthy illness.

She was born Feb. 14, 1946 on Oklahoma City to Bennie and Edna (Malay) Hunter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one son, Jason Flaherty; ex-husband and companion, Jack Flaherty; one sister, Brenda Grothe; and one granddaughter.

Freda Fleming

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Freda June (Mainord) Fleming, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Brother Tim Emmons of Prague will officiate.

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

A prayer service is scheduled for tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Freda passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at the age of 62, following a brief courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Seminole on March 13, 1940, to Grover Samuel Mainord and Bertha Mainord.

Freda grew up in Seminole County and graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1958.

Freda and Jimmie Dale Fleming were married in Wewoka on Aug. 27, 1981, and the couple made Wewoka their home.

She worked for Ben’s Bar-B-Que in Wewoka for a number of years and was currently employed as department head in jewelry for Wal-Mart Associates.

Freda was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Glendon and Garland Mainord; one grandson, Jory McLoud Griffin; and her mother and father-in-law, Papa and Nan Watson.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; her mother, Mrs. G.S. Mainord, Bowlegs; her children and their spouses, John David and Dawn Griffin, Prague, Jan and Paul Harris, Bogalusa, La., James "Sparky" and Beth Griffin, Patuxent River, Md., Dina Lynn Griffin, Dallas, Texas, Misty Ann and Chris Crowson, Wewoka, Denice and Dave Hardy, San Antonio, Texas, Terri and Decker Sanders, Mt. Home, Idaho, and John Doyle Fleming, San Antonio, Texas; eight grandsons, 10 granddaughters; and two great-grandsons; her siblings, Hope and Bill Taylor, Broken Arrow, Marcine Roberson, Bowlegs, Dean McNally, Atoka, Deloris and JR Jennings, San Angelo, Texas, Evelyn and James Stevens, Ardmore, Carolyn and Charles Dean, Pauls Valley, Lynda and Lynn Tipton, Euless, Texas, and Gilbert and Mary Ann Mainord, Enid; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John David Griffin, James "Sparky" Griffin, Billy Dale Cecil, Chris Crowson, Paul Harris, and Lyndal McMillan.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Thomas Griffin, Michael David Griffin, Dave Hardy, John Doyle Fleming, Tyler Climer, Nathan Griffin, and Braeden Griffin.

 

Richard Fleming

Funeral services for Konawa resident Richard "Dick" Milam Fleming are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Community Church in Konawa.

Revs. Drew Isaacs and James Pendleton will officiate.

Memorial services and burial will be at 4 p.m. at Memorial Gardens in Muskogee, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Fleming passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 55.

He was born to Robert Earl Fleming and Claudine Alma (Milam) Fleming on March 31, 1948 in Tulsa.

Fleming married Vicki Boydstun on June 3, 1972 in Muskogee.

The couple moved to Konawa from Rattan in 1989.

Fleming was a teacher and coach at Konawa High School, retiring in May 2002, and was currently an insurance agent for Horace Mann Insurance Company.

He was a member of the Grace Community Church in Konawa; a member of the Oklahoma Education Association and National Education Association; a member of the National Rifle Association; a member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association; and was an ordained minister with the Federation of Christian Churches.

Fleming was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Fleming, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher Lance and Leslie Fleming of Okmulgee, and Nathan Lee and Amanda Fleming of Ada; one daughter, Chelsea Renee Fleming, of the home; one brother, Joe Lee Fleming, Winnsboro, Texas; and five grandchildren, Darius Fleming, Christopher Lance Fleming, Jr., Lex Fleming, Jaylee Fleming, and Brooklynn Fleming.

Casket bearers will be Richard Hendershott, Larry Walsch, Danny Freeman, Dave George, Darryl Brooks, and Alton Wood.

Honorary bearers will be all of Dick’s former baseball players and softball players.

 

Della Keith Foree

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Della Keith Foree are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Park Cities Baptist Church in Ellis Chapel, Dallas, Texas at 3 p.m.

She died Aug. 16, 2003, at the age of 96.

She was born in Decatur, Ark. on Jan. 2, 1907.

She was the widow of Robert L. Foree, Sr., a prominent oil producer and member of a pioneer Dallas family.

They were married for 60 years until his death in 1988.

Her childhood home was in Wewoka and she attended Oklahoma University, majoring in drama.

Throughout her life she enjoyed artistic endeavors, including designing and decorating her homes as well as oil painting.

At the time of her death she had been a member of Park Cities Baptist Church for 13 years and a member of the JOY Class where she served as president.

Previously her membership along with many family members was at Highland Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school.

She also led a Sunday school class for the Mary True Home.

She had served on the board of directors at Dallas Baptist University and received an Honorary Doctorate in 2001, in recognition of her service to the university.

She was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, the Dallas Woman’s Club and formerly served on the board of governors.

Other organizations included the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club, DAR, past president of both the Shakespeare Followers and the Lakeside Browning Club, Brook Hollow Golf Club and the Dallas Petroleum Club.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Royal Kendrick Pearcy and one great granddaughter.

Survivors include one son, Robert L. Foree; daughters, Barbara Wallace, Elizabeth Lee and Nancilee Foree; 16 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; four nieces and three nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 18 at Sparkman Hillcrest from 6-8 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be her five grandsons.

Family requests no flowers but can make memorials to the Park Cities Baptist Church building fund or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

Donald Foster

Funeral services for Donald Edmond Foster, father of Seminole resident Carl Foster, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Earlsboro.

Rev. Bryan Pain officiated the services.

Interment followed at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethel Acres, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Foster died Friday, April 18, 2003 at an Oklahoma City Hospital at the age of 72.

He was born to Edmond Wiley Foster and Myrtle Jane Baker Foster on Aug. 17, 1930 in Grant.

Foster attended Hugo Public Schools and graduated from Hugo High School.

Foster received a Theology Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

He married Mary Alice Griffin on Oct. 15, 1952 at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.

Foster served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1965.

He had been stationed at Anchorage, Alaska, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Foster was a Southern Baptist Minister, serving churches in Bromide, Wade, and Leon Baptist Churches in Oklahoma.

He then served as a church planter in Freeport, Ill., and Galesburg, Ill.

Foster then moved back to Oklahoma and served as pastor at Bently, Centrahoma, Gene Autry, Holdenville, Okemah, and retired from Locust Grove in Lipscomb, Texas.

At the time of his death, Foster was a member of the First Baptist Church in Earlsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Foster, of the home; four daughters, Alice Tackett, Shawnee, Donna Kline, Moore, Peggy Robbins, Earlsboro, and Sally Bingham, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons, Tom Foster, Earlsboro and Carl Foster, Seminole; three sisters, Lavada Keen, Meeker, Goldie Whitlock, Norman, and Naomi Nakamura, Norman; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Donald Foster

Funeral services for Donald Edmond Foster, father of Seminole resident Carl Foster, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Earlsboro.

Rev. Bryan Pain officiated the services.

Interment followed at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethel Acres, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Foster died Friday, April 18, 2003 at an Oklahoma City Hospital at the age of 72.

He was born to Edmond Wiley Foster and Myrtle Jane Baker Foster on Aug. 17, 1930 in Grant.

Foster attended Hugo Public Schools and graduated from Hugo High School.

Foster received a Theology Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

He married Mary Alice Griffin on Oct. 15, 1952 at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.

Foster served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1965.

He had been stationed at Anchorage, Alaska, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Foster was a Southern Baptist Minister, serving churches in Bromide, Wade, and Leon Baptist Churches in Oklahoma.

He then served as a church planter in Freeport, Ill., and Galesburg, Ill.

Foster then moved back to Oklahoma and served as pastor at Bently, Centrahoma, Gene Autry, Holdenville, Okemah, and retired from Locust Grove in Lipscomb, Texas.

At the time of his death, Foster was a member of the First Baptist Church in Earlsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Foster, of the home; four daughters, Alice Tackett, Shawnee, Donna Kline, Moore, Peggy Robbins, Earlsboro, and Sally Bingham, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons, Tom Foster, Earlsboro and Carl Foster, Seminole; three sisters, Lavada Keen, Meeker, Goldie Whitlock, Norman, and Naomi Nakamura, Norman; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Lindil ‘Pete’ Fowler

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Lindil "Pete" Fowler, were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Brother James Freeman was to officiate.

Burial was to follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Fowler died Friday, April 18, 2003 at his home in Tishomingo at the age of 78.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1924 in Holdenville and attended Butner and Wewoka Schools.

Fowler married Betty Burris on Nov. 5, 1947 in Hobbs, N.M.

The couple were saved in 1956 while attending the Highland Baptist Church in Duncan.

Fowler was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.

He worked for over 20 years in the oil field.

Fowler operated a trucking company for 10 years and worked with the Dresser Engineering Company for 10 years, retiring from Dresser in 1979.

He continued to work for the Bevelhymer Industrial Cleaning Company in Texas for three years.

The couple returned to Seminole and lived here for 20 years.

The couple moved to Tishomingo in August of 2002.

Fowler was preceded in death by one daughter; two brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; one son, Lindil Fowler, Austin, Texas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

William Francis, Jr.

Graveside services for Wewoka resident William Ray Francis, Jr., were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Steve Chesser will officiate.

Interment will follow, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Mr. Francis passed away Friday, May 9, 2003 at OU Medical Center-Presbyterian Tower in Oklahoma City at the age of 56.

He was born to William Ray Francis, Sr., and Phyllis Faye (Barrier) Francis on Nov. 12, 1946 in Lakewood, Calif.

Mr. Francis had been a resident of Farris State Hospital in Costa Mesa, Calif., and of the Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole, for a number of years prior to transferring to Oakridge Nursing Home in Wewoka in 1999.

He was a special member of the family at Oakridge and will be missed by all.

Mr. Francis is survived by his step-father, Audie Holbert, and step-sister, Audene Whitley, both of Seminole; and by his family, the staff and residents of Oakridge Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Roy Fry

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Roy Charles Fry of Konawa, were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1913 in Newton, Kan. to Frank Richard Fry and Bertha Elizabeth (Rath) Fry.

He died on May 22, 2003 at the age of 89 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.

He married Barbara "Olene" (Barton) Fry on July 25, 1936 in Purcell.

He was retired from Kraft Foods and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Fry of the Home; two children, Roy Fry, Jr. of Chihuahua, Mexico and Monte Surber of Konawa; one brother, Roland Fry of Altus; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Charley Henthorn under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

 

 

Nettie M. Furgerson

Funeral services for Nettie M. Furgerson will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in Asher.

Rev. Donna Morton is set to officiate.

Interment will follow at the Wanette Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Furgerson died Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Unity North Health Center in Shawnee.

She was born Sept. 21, 1918 in Fort Cobb to James Lee Matthews and Louella (Landers) Matthews.

She married Cassie Hays Furgerson on Oct. 1, 1932 in Seminole. He preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1988.

Furgerson was a homemaker and an in-home provider for the elderly and a member of the Assembly of God Faith church.

She is survived by one son, Hays Eugene Furgerson of Chandler; two daughters, Francis Beggs of Commanche, Tx. And Wanda Faught of Stockton, Ca; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, J.C. Matthews of Lake Elisnore, Ca. and Elmer Matthews of Modesto, Ca.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Raymond Gamble

Funeral services for Raymond "Red" Gamble, father of Seminole County residents, are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Cooper Funeral Chapel with Pastor Robert Brasier officiating.

Interment will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

He died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at the age of 78 in Seminole.

He was born Feb. 16, 1925, in McLoud to Arthur Lee and Emma Faye (Cash) Gamble.

He grew up in Harjo and was a lifelong resident of Oklahoma.

He married Betty Moutaw in 1949 and worked in the oil industry for over 50 years as a contracted pumper, retiring in 2000.

He enjoyed coon hunting, bird hunting dancing and playing shuffleboard.

He was involved in competitive coon hunts for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by a special friend, Bonnie Reich of Wewoka, three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Joyce Gamble and John and Sharon Gamble, all of Seminole and Debbie Gamble of Earlsboro; four grandsons and their spouses, Jackie and Billie Gamble, Mike Gamble and Lacy Taylor, and A.J. Wilson, all of Earlsboro and Brandon Gamble of Tecumseh; one granddaughter, LaChrisa Gamble of Maud; four great granddaughters, Brooke Gamble, Faythe Gamble, Jaycee Gamble and Rian Gamble; former spouse, Betty Gamble of Seminole; three brothers, Virgle Gamble of Modesto, Calif;, Joe Gamble of Seminole and Bill Gamble of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Judith "Beck" Moutaw of Earlsboro, Myrtle Holmes of Sacto, Calif. and Ana Burdgen of Modesto, Calif.

 

 

 

 

Patsy Garner

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Patsy Darlene Garner are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Stout Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Services will conclude at the chapel, cremation will follow.

She died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at the age of 65 in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 28, 1938, in Sasakwa to James Aud and Mildred Mary Brown.

She was employed by the Cox Communication Company from July 1, 1976, until Oct. 1, 2003, as a customer service representative.

She attended school in Sasakwa.

She married Ivey Garner on Dec. 4, 1957.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Aud Brown in 1969, one great granddaughter, Ashley Nichole Sanford and one brother, Roy Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Ivey Garner of the home; her children, Lori Johnson and Kenneth of Wewoka, Kevin Garner and Diana of Holdenville, Kim Williams of Oklahoma City and Christina Churchwell and Brian of Seminole; her mother, Mary Mildred Brown of Wewoka; grandchildren, Kevin Jr. and Levi Garner, Edwin and Leslie Williams, Kari and Jana Arnn, Colton Johnson, Tristan and Tyler Churchwell; great grandchild, Kamden Arnn; one brother, James Brown of Brownsville, Texas; two sisters, Joyce Calvert and David of Wewoka and Artie Nogle of Sasakwa; one aunt, Hazel Lenahan of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Clark Anderson, Maurice Morgan, Jimmy Riler, Randy Hinckley, Eugene Biller and Gene McDowell.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe Jr. Grizzle, John Barner, David Calvert, Lewis Johnson, Andy Johnson, John Kirby and the Odd Fellow Lodge #99.

 

 

Walter Garner II

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Walter William Garner II are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Russell Ryker is set to officiate.

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

Garner died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 29.

He was born in Holdenville on Dec. 5, 1973 to John Paul and Nancy Jo Cole Garner.

He was reared in the Seminole County area and graduated in 1992 from Wewoka High School.

Following graduation, Garner enlisted in the U.S. Marines where he served for four years prior to returning to Wewoka.

He was employed by ABC Boring Corporation, a company that lays communication cable.

He married Leslie Hendrix on Oct. 12, 2002, and he has a daughter, Ashlynn Brooke Garner, by a previous marriage.

Garner is survived by his wife, Leslie Garner of the home; his daughter, Ashlynn Brooke Garner of McLoud; his parents, John Paul Garner and Nancy Jo Cole Garner of Wewoka; two brothers, John Garner Jr. and his wife, Sandra Lee of Holdenville, and Tommy Garner and his wife, Sandra Jo of Wewoka; and one sister, Jeanie Garner Lemons and her husband, Jerry, of Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Pallbearers will be Rick Ogle, Justin Chambers, Brandon Smith, Matt Hale, Shane Findley, and David Conley.

 

Polly Gentry

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Polly Gentry are scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church of Wewoka.

She died June 12, 2003, at the age of 79, at Seminole Medical Center in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 29, 1923m in Wewoka to the late Lawson Wortham and Lula (Charles) Wortham.

The youngest of three sisters, she received her early education from Nobletown School.

She united with the Springcreek Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age.

She met and married C.L. Gentry.

Gentry worked in her church and served in the Sunday school, mission, usher board and sang in the choir and with the Joyland Gospel Singers.

Her favorite hobby was fishing.

Her father and mother; two sisters, Anna Payne and Corine Thomas; and two brothers, Lee and Andrew preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Andrews of Stonewall and Elmer Gentry of Wewoka; three brothers, Jim Nutt, Elmer Crockett and Bud Crockett all of Wewoka; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Officiating Pastor will be Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Dorothy Gibbens

Funeral services for Wewoka native Dorothy Louise (Dottie) Gibbens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City.

Gibbens died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.

She was born to Edythe and Thomas R. Seay in Wewoka on Jan. 29, 1935.

Gibbens was manager of the corporate computer section of the Fleming Company, and was an associate with Prudential Real Estate.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, and a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Gibbens is survived by her husband, James C. Gibbens; two daughters, Cynthia Louise Steels, and Elizabeth Anne White; five grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Tony Gibson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Tony Gibson are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday at High Springs Indian Baptist Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Gibson died April 13, 2003 at the age of 70 his residence in Konawa.

He was born August 9, 1932 in Ada to Marcy Gibson and Maud (Wood) Gibson.

He married Katherine Yarbrough on March 15, 1956 in Sherman, Texas.

He was a truck driver and retired in 1979.

He was a member of Tuskeia Harjo Band, Seminole Nation and Green Leaf Baptist Church in Okemah.

Casket bearers are Gus Porter, James Motley, Tommy Gibson, Glenn Gibson, Anthony Gibson, and Scott Gibson.

Honorary bearers are James Yarbrough, Michael Yarbrough, David Vivler, Kenneth Gayler, Harrison Doolen and Mark Gibson.

His parents, a daughter, Toni Lynn Gibson; four brothers, Jack Gibson, Amond Harjo, Richmond Harjo, Marcy Gibson and one sister, Pauline Penoske, preceded him in death.

He is survived by Katherine Gibson of the home, seven sons, Glenn Gibson of Ada, Tommy Gibson, Anthony Gibson, Scott Gibson and Colt Gibson all of Konawa, Edward Cedartree of Tulsa Cornelius Cedartree of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Marsha Motley of Konawa, Tonette Porter of Prague, and Ellen Ward and Bridget Ellis of Prague; two brothers, Mark Gibson of Okemah and Roman Harjo of Byng, three sisters, Cynthia Cooper of Castle, JoAnn Story of Ada and Christine Gibson of Konawa, 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Revs. Ed George and Issac Foster will be officiating.

Interment will follow to Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Harold ‘Bud’

Gile

Funeral services for Seminole native, Harold A. "Bud" Gile are set for 10 a.m. on April 18 at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Giles died April 15, 2003, at the age of 69 in Shawnee.

He was born on October 26, 1933 to Jess A. and Ruby (Wilson)Gile in Seminole.

He was reared in Seminole and was a Seminole High School Graduate.

He lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tecumseh for the past 15 years.

He married Teresa Tuttle in Tulsa on May 6, 1973.

He served with the United States Army in the Korean War, during which time he was a POW.

Along side his wife, they owned and operated Oklahoma Medical Supply for many hears.

He had also worked for Halliburton Industries, Transcon Freight and Sooner Supply.

He enjoyed working in his shop at home and was actively involved with scouting with his son’s Scout Troop.

He was a 32nd degree Mason with the Red Fork Lodge in Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Teresa Gile; three sons, Tony Gile of Broken Arrow, Mike Gile of Tulsa, and Brad Gile of Shawnee; one brother, Ben Gile of Muskogee; four grandchildren and two nephews.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Mike Buckley of Pink First Baptist Church.

Committal will be at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park in Tulsa under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Giovanna

Angel

Former Seminole resident Giovanna Nance Ada Angel died April 21, 2003, at the age of 75, at her home.

She lived in Seminole in the 1950,s – 1960’s when she was the owner of the Waffle House for many years.

She worked for the Prince William County school as a bus aide for the handicapped.

She was also a member of the British Ladies Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Jaime Mailander of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one son, Nigel Angel of Woodbridge; one grandson; one sister, Cousha Houghton and one brother, Lawrence Houghton, both of England.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on April 23 at Mountcastle Funeral Home in Woodbridge, Va.

Funeral services and interment will be private.

E-mail Condolences can be sent to www.mountcastle.net

Julia Gipson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Julia Gipson are scheduled for July 11 at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, Wewoka.

She died July 2, 2003, at the age of 99, in the Valley View Hospital, Ada.

She was born Aug. 26, 1903 in Konawa to Jacob and Lola Gibson.

She united with Bethleham Baptist Church and accepted Christ at an early age.

She finished Grayson Grade School.

She was married to Mr. Boone and moved to Wewoka in 1950, until she moved to Ada with her niece due to failing health.

She united with the Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E.K. King and served as their first church secretary.

She later moved her membership to St. Joseph Baptist Church.

She enjoyed working in her garden, sewing, cooking, cleaning and loved children.

She was a dedicated housekeeper, working in various homes and also a midwife in the community.

She lived in Ada until the time of her death.

Her father, mother, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by her brother, Leonard Davis of San Diego, Calif., a host of nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.

Officiating the services will be Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the Grayson Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

 

 

 

David Goodman

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, David Goodman are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the First Hispanic Church of God of Prophecy in Pryor.

He died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the age of 44 in his home at Locust Grove.

He was born Oct. 14, 1959, in Alaska to Haskell and June Goodman.

He was married to Brenda Goodman in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Daniel Goodman.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda of the home one son, Shawn Goodman; two step-daughters, Amy Nichols and Heather Pyle; and a child on the way.

He is also survived by five brothers, Donny Goodman and Mike Goodman, both of Seminole, Ricky Goodman of Talequah, Bobby Goodman of Modesto, Calif and Mark Goodman of Minco; one sister, Linda Doss of Oregon; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

 

 

Blake Allan Auld-Gowdy

Funeral services for Seminole resident Blake Allan Auld-Gowdy are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Revs. Carl Whitfield and Cory Callaway will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Blake passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at the age of 13 due to injuries sustained in a hunting accident south of Seminole.

He was born to Randall Allan Gowdy, Jr. and Roxanna Lea (Roberts) Auld on Oct. 7, 1990 in Tulsa.

Blake was a seventh-grade student at Seminole Middle School and had been a resident of Seminole since 1994, moving here from the Tulsa area.

He was a member of the Superintendent’s Honor Roll and received an academic award last school year.

Blake played basketball, baseball and football, and was a member of the Boy Scouts.

He was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers, Lewis Roberts and Maynard Linot.

Blake is survived by his parents, Dale and Roxie Auld, Seminole and Randall and Cindy Gowdy of Connecticut; two sisters, Brett Auld-Gowdy of the home and Jordan Gowdy of Connecticut; one brother, Josh Gowdy of Connecticut; three grandparents, Betty Roberts, Broken Arrow, Linda Gowdy, Cleveland and Randall Gowdy, Sr., Manford; two great-grandmothers, Marguerite Linot, Rosehill, Kan., and Mary Louise Roberts, Augusta, Kan.; eight uncles, Rusty Roberts, Rick Roberts and Rocky Roberts, all of Tulsa, Mike Auld, Shawnee, Dennis Auld and Mark Auld, both of Konawa, Steve Auld, Yukon and Brit Gowdy, Owasso; and one aunt, Stacy Campbell, Cleveland.

Casket bearers will be Nick Auld, Ryan Kenyon, Rusty Roberts, Rocky Roberts, Dennis Auld and Rick Roberts.

Honorary bearers include the seventh-grade class, Sawyer Saxon and Josh Cramer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Blake Auld-Gowdy Scholarship Fund, C/O Seminole Public Schools, P.O. Box 1031, Seminole, 74868.

 

Calvin Grace

Funeral services for Seminole resident Calvin Layfayette Grace are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. David Karges is set to officiate.

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

Grace died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 98.

He moved to Seminole from Ada eight years ago.

He was born Oct. 6, 1904 in Logan County to William L. and Matilda (Neil) Grace.

Grace married Beulah (Tigner) Grace on Nov. 19, 1930 in Guthrie.

He was a farmer and rancher.

He was a member of Farm Bureau and a former member of Latta Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Grace was currently a member of First Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one brother, Paul Grace of Tulsa; and one sister, Velma Dunning of Seminole.

Helen Graham

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Helen M. Graham, are scheduled for 11 a.m. on June 7 at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She passed away on June 1, 2003, at the age of 55.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1947 to Leonard and Odessa Brooks.

She was a devoted and active member of St. Paul Baptist Church.

She served in numerous capacities such as Usher, Deaconess, Missionary, Youth Choir Director, church secretary, and treasurer and was not ashamed to partake in the testimony and the workings of Jesus Christ.

Outside of her church community, she was a faithful and devoted member of the Vernon C. Brooks, #146, Order of Eastern Star, serving as local secretary.

She later became Worthy Matron of Florence Johnson, # 85 of New Lima and was soon elected as Ancient Matron of Christine Hillman Court, #82 of Wewoka.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Thurman Biscoe; her father, Leonard Brooks; her mother, Odessa Biscoe.

She is survived by her stepfather, Joseph A. Biscoe of Tyler, Texas; two sisters, Josephine Willow and Henrietta Ward of Tyler, Texas; a brother, Andrew Biscoe of Arlington, Texas; two sons, Michael D. Bailey of Shreveport, La. and Billy Tip Graham, Jr. of Norman; two stepsons, Richard L. Graham, Sr. of Killeen, Texas and Russell L. Graham of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and gracious friends.

Funeral arrangements and services will be under the direction of Keller Funeral Home of Wewoka.

 

 

James W. ‘J. W.’ Graham

Memorial services James Wesley "J. W." Graham will be held Wednesday, February 26, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview, Texas, with the Rev. Jonathan Jehorek.

Graham was born Aug. 25, 1926, to Doris D. and Mona Mardell Graham in Wichita, Kansas.

He died Feb. 23, 2003 following a brief illness surrounded by his family.

A World War II veteran, he served in the United States Navy.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 37 years of service.

On May 4, 1952, he married Charlotte Ann Grubbs, and they has shared over 50 years together.

He was member of the First Presbyterian Church of Longview.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. His hobbies included woodworking, and collecting and restoring antique clocks.

Family activities were the centerpiece of his life. He loved spending time with his grandsons, fishing and attending O.U. sporting events.

He was very proud of their accomplishments and supported and encouraged them in every endeavor.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister Dorothy Guest.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; daughter Ginger Wilson and her husband Lonny of Midwest City, and LuAnn Young and her husband Stan of Edmond, Oklahoma; and grandsons, Justin Wilson and his wife Heather of Maquoketa, Iowa, Corey Wilson of Midwest City, and Andrew Young of Edmond; one brother, Darrell Graham of Kingston; three sisters, Charlene Campbell of Hemet, Calif., Shirley Guy of Augusta, Kansas, and Delores Looney of Vinita, OK.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family extends their deep appreciation to the physicians and nurses at Good Shepherd Medical Center for their professionalism and compassionate support.

Friends and relatives are invited to sign a memorial guestbook at www.raderfh.com.

 

 

 

O.U. ‘Pinto’ Gray

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, O.U. "Pinto" Gray are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at the Community of Christ Church with Elder Freeman Whitlock officiating.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Leonard and Marker of Bixby.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at the Community of Christ Church in Seminole.

He passed from this life on Nov. 3, 2003, at the age of 83 years, three months and 20 days, in Talihina.

Gray was born on July 14, 1920 in Bridge Creek to Oscar and Pearl Estelle (Chambers) Gray.

He had grown up in the Wewoka community and lived much of his adult life in the Seminole area.

He had lived in Poteau for the last 21 years.

Gray was very proud to have served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II.

Most of his working years were spent as the plant manager for the Wills Concrete Co. in Seminole and Perryman Concrete in Okemah.

He was a longtime member of Community of Christ Church.

When he had time for himself, he loved to work in his garden, go fishing or hunting and spend time camping.

Gray was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen on July 26, 1976; his second wife, Wilma on January 23, 2001; a daughter, Anna Lee earlier this year; and a brother, Earl Gray.

He is survived by one daughter: Norma J. Wilcox-Stone and husband, Jon of Seminole, one step-daughter: Kathy Quirk and husband, Paul of Poteau, one step-son: Eddie Glenn and wife, Lynette of Howe, four sisters, Hazel Stubbs of Henryetta, Ada Bible of Wewoka, Kaye Luettgens of Wewoka and Pat Tucker of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; four brothers, Paul Rains and Bennie Rains, both of Norman, Vernon Rains of Shreveport, La. and Boyd Holson of Modesto, Calif.; nine grandchildren: Greg Smith, Pam Marker, Dwayne Bland, Kevin Bland, Scott Smith, David Quirk, Glenn Quirk, Michelle White and Grant Glenn; 11 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.

Casket bearers are Greg Smith, Scott Smith, David Quirk, Glenn Quirk, Grant Glenn, Kevin Bland and Dwayne Bland.

Music will be provided by Scott Smith and Paul Quirk.

 

 

 

James C. Green

Graveside services for James C. Green are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Little Bethel Cemetery in Duncanville, Texas.

He died July 2, 2003, in Denton.

He was born Feb. 15, 1915.

He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.

He was also a Mason and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Juanita L. Green in Dec. 1998.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law; Georgia M. and Ollie Whittern of Highland Shores, Texas, and Penny S. and Charles Holbert of Denton, Texas; grandchildren, Sara Whittern, Elizabeth Hoser, Amy Hardy, Susan Curtis, Holly Hamilton, David Holbert and Susannah O’Bara; 11 great grandchildren; and one brother, Barney Gordon Green.

He will lie in state from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Friday at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Ann’s Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry, Denton, Texas 76201.

Thelma E. Griffin

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Thelma E. Griffin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug 9 at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

She died Aug. 6, 2003, at the age of 81 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

She was born April 29, 1922 in Smithville to Lon White and Martha Ellen (Scott) White.

She moved to Maud from Clebit in 1980.

She was married to Ted Hilton Griffin on June 2, 1944 in Idabel.

She was a retired field representative for Project HEART.

She was a member of Eastern Star and First Baptist Church in Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents,; husband Ted Griffin on Aug. 18, 1987; one brother, Alfred White; and one sister, Captlola Winton.

She is survived by four daughters, Ola Mae Trout of Maud, Lola O’Daniel of Enid, Linda Williams of Minco and Christine Brown of Oklahoma City; one son, Ray Griffin of Seminole; one sister, Lorene Blades of Wapanucka; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Hilton Trout, Terry Trout, Ray Griffin, Jr., John Griffin, Curtis Williams, Clay Williams, Michael Brown, Ron Brown, Bradley Brown and Johnny O’Daniel.

Rev. Dan O’Daniel will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at the Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

 

 

Griffin

Cora Grooms

Funeral services for long time Seminole County resident, Cora Elizabeth Grooms of Maud, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Revs. Carl Whitfield and Wayne Taylor, along with Bobby Woods, will officiate.

Visitation will be at the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home on Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Monday until service.

Interment will follow at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of the Knight Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

She died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at the age of 95 at her home in Maud.

She was born Aug. 26, 1908, in Big Sands, Texas, to Clarence Pittman and Nancy Jane (Ford) Pittman.

She was married to Steven Lonzo Grooms on Feb. 3, 1924, in Palestine, Texas.

He preceded her in death.

Grooms devoted her life to raising her family, worked in many of the Maud Care’s, and also worked for several years at Pottawatomie County Dist. 3 County Barn in Maud.

Even after she retired, she worked at the Maud Tigers Den Carfe.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence, in 1965; three sons, Jack, Joe and George Grooms; one daughter, Beatrice Smiley and several grandchildren.

She is survived by 7 daughters and son-in-laws, Don and Joyce Stackhouse Brann, Lloyd and Glenda Bowers, Gary and Virginia McKlaskey, Bob and Francis McCarty, all of Maud, Paul and Jeanne Rowley of Ardmore, Louise Kelley of Oklahoma City, Bobby and Bobbie Woods of Newnan, Ga.; one sister, Mary Louise Arrington of Gilmer, Texas; 46 grandchildren, 90 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are great grandsons, Josh Edlridge, Tommy Kelley, Jeremy Woods, Dane Wood, Robby McCarty, Jacob Goodnight, Dustin Goodnight and Matt Lowe.

Honorary bearers are Ray O’Daniel, Everett Anderson, Buck Day, Paul Lucy, Floyd Bowers, Homer Burgan and Jess Wasson.

Oma Grove

Funeral services for longtime Konawa area resident Oma Luecille Grove, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.

Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Rosary will be held this evening, Friday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Oma passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 at the Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh at the age of 82.

She was born to Charles William Castleberry and Oma Pairlee (Millican) Castleberry on Sept. 3, 1920 in Milburn.

Oma married Hubert Grove in 1948 in Shawnee.

She operated a laundry in Maud for several years, and also worked as a seamstress for Blue Bell in Seminole.

Oma was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a member of the church’s alter society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert in 1980; seven brothers and sisters; and a son-in-law, Tommy Carrington.

Oma is survived by two sons and daughters-in-laws, Clifford and Shelia Grove, Maud, and Wayne and Julie Grove, Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Pat Carrington, Maud, and Barbara Culley and her husband Dwayne Culley, Newalla; one brother, Bill Castleberry, Marysville, Calif.; one sister, Martha Lueze Marcucci, Russell Springs, Ky; eight grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be John Carrington, Clifton Grove, John Grove, Derrick Rowsey, Dwayne Culley, and Joe Semtner.

Fred "Bud" Grubbs

No services are planned at this time for Seminole resident, Fred Joseph "Bud" Grubbs.

He died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the age of 69 in the Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

He was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Coalgate to Murray Grubbs and Marie (Burrows) Grubbs.

Grubbs has been a Seminole resident for the past 11 years.

He was a disabled veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Linda Wageman.

He is survived by two daughters, LaDonna Myers of Denison, Texas and Teresa Ross of Key West, Fla.; two sisters, Evidean Payne and Betty Brandeberg, both of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Floyd Guinn

Graveside services for Konawa native Floyd Roberts Guinn were held Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Robert Birdwell officiated the services.

Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home of Madill.

Guinn died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at his residence in Lebanon, Okla.

He was born to Charlie Alexander and Effie O. (Mitchell) Guinn on Aug. 4, 1927 in Konawa.

Guinn was reared in Ray City and lived in Virginia for several years before moving to Lebanon in 1975.

He married Ruby Pearl Arles on Feb. 14, 1999 in Texas.

Guinn worked as a Mill Wright for the heavy machinery industry for several years and was a member of the Mill Wright local #1548.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one sister; and four brothers.

Guinn is survived by his wife, Ruby Pearl Guinn, of the home; one son, Robert Floyd Guinn of Maryland; one daughter, GiGi LeKites, Ocean City, Maryland; one brother, Tommie Guinn, Meeker; and two grandchildren.

Bill Guymon

A memorial services will be held at a later date in Seminole for longtime resident, Bill Guymon.

The body will be cremated and burial will be at the Resthaven Cemetery in Seminole.

Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Arrangements in Kansas will be under the direction of Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Guymon died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the age of 88 at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor due to failing health.

He was born July 15, 1915, in Oliver Springs, Tenn. to Phil and Lula (Giles) Davis and was adopted by the Guymon family at the age of nine.

He was raised in McAlester and after high school, he attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from Freed Hardeman Seminary at Henderson, Tenn.

Guymon then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed stateside during World War II.

He was a member of the Duncan Lions Club, while living in Duncan.

After being discharged in 1945, he became a Church of Christ minister and pastored churches in Seminole, Henryetta, Healdton, Duncan, Sapulpa, Randlett, Texas, California, and Missouri.

After retiring, he and his wife settled in Seminole.

Guymon and Martha Akers Knowles were united in marriage on May 9, 1938 in Wellington, Kan.

She survives him at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor.

In addition to his wife, Martha, he is also survived by two sons, Lance Guymon of Parsons, Kan. and J. Carl Guymon of Broken Arrow; two daughters, Shirley Branson of Meade, Kan. and Sharon George of Hemet, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one sister, Virgie Lane of Iowa Park, Texas.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

 

 

 

Christiana Hall

Funeral services will be held for Seminole County residents mother, Christiana Lucy Hall, on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Prague with Bros. Tim Emmons and Kevin Wehrli officiating.

Visitation will be held at Parks Brothers Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

She was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Lowrey, Boone County, Ark. to William Henry and May (Raines) Perry.

She died Sept. 4, 2003, at the age of 89 in Prague.

She lived in Prague most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church for 44 years.

She married Archie R. Hall on Aug. 11, 1930, in Keokuk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, three sisters, one daughter and one great-grandson.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Hall of Little, Johnny Hall of Prague and Jim Hall of Purcell; one daughter, Jane Cochran and Dreatha Johnson of Prague; 14 grandchildren’ 30 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

 

Sarah Belle Hall

Graveside services for Seminole resident Sarah Belle (Jones) Hall are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Chris Stinnett will officiate the services.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hall died Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 90.

She was born to Leni Jones and Edna (Literal) Jones on July 19, 1912 in Arkansas.

Hall moved to Seminole 79 years ago after living in Arkansas and California.

She married Louis Hall on Sept. 20, 1942 in California.

Hall did alterations and sewing, was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers, Allen, Harry, and Ben Jones.

Hall is survived by one brother, Milton Jones, Seminole; and one sister, Loyal Harden, Grand View, Idaho.

Hump Halsey

Memorial services for Hump Halsey, 82, of Guthrie will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, at the First Christian Church, 402 E. Noble, in Guthrie. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Guthrie.

Halsey was born May 28, 1921 in Seminole to Neal and Edna Mae (Sandlin) Halsey.

He died Monday, July 21, 2003 after a long battle with Parkinson¹s disease.

He graduated from Varnum High School, where he was active in 4-H.

It was then he developed his love for cattle and rodeo.

He began contesting in rodeo and trick roping in the late 1930s and contested in every event, finally settling into roping and bulldogging.

He was a charter member of the International Trick and Fancy Ropers Association and a member of the first professional rodeo cowboys association, the Cowboy Turtles Association.

He worked his way through college as a member of the Oklahoma A&M Student Entertainers with his trick ropes and bullwhip act.

They traveled all over Oklahoma and the surrounding states.

His rodeo career was interrupted in 1942 by World War II.

He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve while at Oklahoma A&M and continued his rodeoing and trick roping until called to active duty in early 1943.

While clowning at a Labor Day rodeo in Guthrie, he met his rodeo queen, Eddie Lou Pritchett of Mulhall.

Already being a pilot, he would land in the pasture in back of her house in a Porterfield airplane to pick her up for a date.

In January 1943, he won enough money roping and bulldogging at the Stockyards Coliseum Rodeo in Oklahoma City to buy her an engagement ring.

Soon after he was called to active duty with the Air Corps and sent to California for aviation cadet training. Hump and Eddie Lou were married on July 24, 1943 in King City, Calif.

The day after the wedding he was featured as a trickroper and rode a bull in the King City Rodeo.

He wanted to fly big bombers and got his chance starting in B-17s and then the B-29 Superfortress.

He was soon overseas in the China-Burma-India theater of operations.

He flew from home bases in India over the hump to forward bases in China from where they flew missions against the Japanese homeland and the coast of China.

He made 23 round trips over the hump, as well as 28 bombing missions over mainland Japan, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya and Sumatra.

His second tour of duty overseas was on the island of Tinian in the Marianas.

He was there when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and flew over the battleship USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945 when the treaty between Japan and the Allied Nations was signed.

Halsey was released from active duty in 1946 and returned home to build his family¹s home on Wild Cat Curve south of Mulhall.

He continued rodeoing and flying in the Air Force Reserve on weekends out of Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

He began farming and acquiring a herd of Black Angus cattle and taught veterans agriculture in Guthrie.

He started back to A&M to finish his degree in animal husbandry and was again called into active duty with the Air Force for the Korean War.

Having had over 2000 hours in four-engine bombers, he was assigned to fly the largest bomber ever built, the 10-engine B-36.

The B-36 was called the Peacemaker because it helped win the Cold War with the Soviet Union without ever firing a shot.

When he was separated from active service he had amassed over 6,000 pilot hours in the air, a record of which he was very proud.

Everywhere he went, He carried his trick ropes and his bullwhips.

He performed on every continent and several islands in the Pacific.

It was just natural for him to have a rope in his hand.

His love for rodeos led him to serve 19 years on the Oklahoma Cattlemen¹s Range Round-Up committee.

He had also been involved with the Œ89er Celebrations in Guthrie for many years up until ill health kept him as a bystander only.

He was a great promoter of youth, working closely with many young people in showing and fitting cattle for shows.

His love of children led him to perform for them at Make Miracles Happen and for handicapped or ill children at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Hump and his faithful dog ‘Dog’ were favorites with children everywhere.

Halsey and his wife made their home at Wild Cat Curve Angus Farms south of Mulhall for 51 years before moving to Guthrie because of Hump¹s declining health.

He was a member of the Guthrie Lions Club, the American Legion, the Rodeo Historical Society, the Oklahoma Cattlemen¹s Association and the First Christian Church of Guthrie.

He was past president of the Oklahoma Angus Association and a life member of the Oklahoma State Alumni Association.

The family requests no flowers and that donations be sent in his name to the Organ Fund at First Christian Church or the charity of your choice.

Bertha Hanna

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Bertha Faye Hanna are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bruce Sanders assisted by Rev. David McDougal officiating.

Interment will follow at the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hanna died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the age of 95, at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 20, 1908, in Konawa to F.G. Morrow and Ivah Schornick.

She was married to Frank Earnest Hanna on Sept. 23, 1923, in Dora.

She was a retired housekeeper for Oklahoma University Dorms.

She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and attended senior citizens activities, loved to garden and up until last month, she crocheted hand towels.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Hanna in 1974; one son, Ansil Hanna; two sisters; and one brother.

He is survived by one son, F.J. Hanna of Novice, Texas; four daughters, Charlsey Sutton and Delores Sanders of Seminole, Geneva Leonard of Lancaster, Texas and Betty Evans of Palestine, Texas.

She is also survived by one brother, F.G.Morrow of Coleman; five sisters, Flossie Potter of Seminole, Dessie Ogle of Coleman, Lois Cockran of Ardmore, Alta Sebastian of Borger, Texas and Thelma Reeves of Arlington, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Johnny Sanders, Jerry Sutton, Dennis Evans, Dan Shumaker, Frank Perry and Earl Leonard.

Honorary bearers are John Hanna, Gary Hanna, Roger Hanna and Eddie Herring.

 

Lorene

Hannah

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Lorene L. Hannah are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

She died April 4, 2003 at the age of 85 at Norman Regional Hospital.

Hannah was born on March 22, 1918 in McAlester to John Berryman and Louella (Long) Berryman.

She grew up and attended school in McAlester.

She retired from Gibson Discount Store in Midwest City.

She moved to Seminole in 1979 from Midwest City.

Her parents and her sister, Hazel Coble, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one nephew, Butch Coble and his wife, Roberta of Seminole; brother, Richard Berryman of Lakewood, Colo.; two great nieces, Debbie Robertson and Lea Ann Presley, both of Seminole; and several great great nieces and nephews.

Kenneth L. Hanson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Kenneth L. Hanson of Wewoka are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Stout-Phillips Chapel, Wewoka.

He died Aug. 6 2003, at the age of 89 at the Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 20, 1913, in Olsburg, Kan. to Oscar and Mabel Holm Hanson and attended school in Garrison, Kan.

He lived in Wewoka for over 40 years and was a retired bus driver for the Greyhound Bus Lines.

He attended the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Hanson on Oct. 28, 1994 and one sister, Doris McCardle.

He is survived by six children, Ken Hanson of Randolph, Kan., Melvin Hanson of Hutchinson, Kan., Wanda Murphy of Milwaukee, Ore., Shirley O’Guin of Bartow, Fla., Gene Hanson of El Dorado, Kan. and Steve Hanson of Lawood, Kan.; one sister, Rose Roth of Oskaola, Kan.; and one brother, Eldon Hanson of Colorado Springs, Colo.

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

 

 

William Hardgrove

Graveside services for William "Bill" Wallace Hardgrove, a long-time Seminole County law enforcement officer, are set for 2 p.m. Friday.

Rev. Dan Factor will officiate the services.

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

Hardgrove died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at the age of 73 in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 25, 1930 near Pharoah in Hughes County to Frederick William Hardgrove and Maude Ellen (Moore) Hardgrove.

Hardgrove moved to Wewoka in 1936, at the age of six and grew up in the old Butner community.

He graduated from Butner High School in 1949 and attended East Central University at Ada.

Hardgrove was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having trained as a paratrooper with the 511th Airborne Division from 1951-1953.

On May 5, 1969, he married Betty Lou Keys in Wewoka.

He began his law enforcement career with the Wewoka Police Department in 1957 under Chief of Police George Lawson.

In 1959, he joined the Seminole County Sheriff’s office under Sheriff Bill Nicholson.

Except for a period from 1964-1967 when he worked in law enforcement in Del City, the rest of Hardgrove’s law enforcement career was in Seminole County.

He served as Wewoka Police Chief, Deputy Sheriff and Undersheriff for Nicholson, Sheriff Bill Merryfield and Sheriff Charles Sisco.

The last years before his retirement, Hardgrove was jailer for the Seminole County Jail.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Thelma Geraldine Wooten and Winona Ruth Hubbard; and a daughter, Shari Gayle Hardgrove.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Keys of the home; two sons, Micheal William Hardgrove and William Keys Hardgrove, both of Wewoka; two daughters, Teresa Joyce Rothrock of Seminole and Mary Kathleen Hardgrove of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Cora Olive "Toby" Davenport of Greeley, Colo.; three grandsons, Starr William Hardgrove of Fayetteville, Ark., Brandan Rothrock and Logan Rothrock, both of Norman; and two nephews, Bobby Merl Wooten Jr. and Monte Scott Davenport of Greeley, Colo.

Members of the Seminole County Sheriff’s office will serve as pall bearers.

 

 

Cecil Harjo

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Cecil Harjo are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Ed George and Houston Tiger will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Rock Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services will be held tonight at Harjo’s residence.

Harjo died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at his home in Sasakwa at the age of 71.

He was born to Aleck Harjo and Rosie Ann (Leftwich) Harjo on Dec. 11, 1932 in Sasakwa, and lived in Seminole County most of his life.

Harjo was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

He was a military champion boxer, All-District, open little Champion, and was on his way to fight Champion Hurricane Carter, and due to an accident, had his boxing career end in 1957.

Harjo competed in 96 amateur, and 26 professional bouts.

He was also a three-time Golden Glove Champion, a butcher, taxi cab driver, and a barber.

Harjo was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Missie Carpitcher (Harjo), and Wannie Lane Harjo; and eight brothers, Fessher, Raymond, Roman, Robert, Joe, William, Vernon, and Albert.

Harjo is survived by his former wife, Carolyn Ingram (Harjo); one son, Ronnie Cecil Harjo, Sasakwa; one daughter, Sharon Carol Harjo, OKC; and one grandson, Jerray Ron Harjo.

 

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Christopher Harjo

Funeral services for Seminole resident Christopher Michael Harjo were scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday for an all night wake service at the Edgar Ellis home in Prague.

Traditional burial services were to begin Monday morning at the Sac & Fox Cemetery in Stroud.

Services were under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Harjo died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 in Seminole County after an auto accident. He was 34.

He was born May 5, 1968 in Shawnee to Vincent Harjo and Joyce Ellis.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ada and attended auto mechanic school at Okmulgee Tech.

Harjo married Patria Jackson on Feb. 14, 1994 in Ada. She survives him of Ada.

He is also survived by his father, Vincent "Mike" and Opal Hajro and Anadarko; his mother, Joyce and Charles Burgess of Wolf; five children, Sonny Miguel Harjo, Christina Renee Harjo, Justin Ray Harjo, and LeeAnn Iley Harjo, all of Ada, and Andrew Keith Harjo of Shawnee; his paternal grandmother, Joshphine Harjo of Seminole; and brothers and sisters, Wilson C. Harjo of Prague, Jerri L. Abney Harjo of Stroud, Vincent M. Harjo II of Seminole, Virgil G. Harjo of Wewoka, Tenetke C. Hajro and Mikka F. Harjo, both of Anadarko.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.

 

Fred Harjo

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Fred Sonny Harjo were held at 2 p.m. today at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Revs. Fred Moppin and Eugene Harjo officiated the services.

Interment followed at the Harjo Family Cemetery in Sasakwa, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Harjo died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at the age of 79.

He was born to Fouscharjoe and Mandy (Fixico) Harjo on March 15, 1923 in Sasakwa.

Harjo’s lost his parents at an early age, and he was raised by his foster parents, Willie and Amey Palmer.

He was a lifelong resident of Seminole County, and attended school at Sasakwa.

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

He married Ida Harjo on May 17, 1945, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 1989.

Harjo was a veteran of World War II, and worked in housekeeping at Valley View Hospital in Ada for 26 years prior to his retirement in 1993.

Harjo is preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his foster parents; one daughter, Mandy Harjo; one brother, Homer Lee Harjo; and one sister, Sylba Walker.

He is survived by his daughters, Martha Jane Harjo, Sasakwa, Frankie Coley and Shawna Groves, both of Wewoka, and Laurie Owl, Seminole; his brothers, Rev. Eugene Harjo and John Robert Harjo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy Cunningham, Colton Coley, Micah Tarkington, Don Branscum, Steve Dail, and Cecil Moon.

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Jeffery Lee Harjo

Funeral services for Konawa resident Jeffery Lee Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Pentecostal Church of God Indian Mission in Konawa.

Rev. Arthur Wayne Carpitcher will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Davis Family Cemetery in Sasakwa, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Wake services will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the church.

Harjo died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at Integris Baptist Health Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 43.

He was born to Carlee Harjo and Pauline Harjo on Nov.29, 1959 in Wewoka.

He married Tammy Harjo, and she survives him of the home.

Harjo is also survived by his parents, Carlee and Pauline Harjo, Konawa; his maternal grandmother, Cora Harjo, Sasakwa; one son, Adam Harjo, of the home; one daughter, Kimberly Harjo, of the home; four brothers, Carl, Terry, Dale, and David Harjo, all of Konawa; and two sisters, Lahoma and Cecelia Harjo, both of Konawa.

Pallbearers will be James Harjo, Winfred Harjo, Jeremy Harjo, Nathan Harjo, Brian Harjo, Hank Harjo, and Ron Gipson.

Honorary bearers will be Rich Harjo, John Harjo, and Johnnie Harjo.

John Vincent

Harjo

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, John Vincent Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Konawa.

He died July 15, 2003, at the age of 39 in Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born on March 6, 1964, in Wewoka, to Joseph and Rose Mae West Harjo.

Both preceded him in death.

He attended school in Hartshorne, and Okmulgee Tech from 1982-1984.

He was a professional machinist and was a member of the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Konawa.

Survivors include one sister, Anna Christine Harjo, Holdenville, and one brother, Leonard Wayne Harjo, Holdenville, seven nieces and nephews, two aunts, one great aunt, and a number of other relatives.

Wake Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, July 17, at the Stout-Phillips Chapel.

The body will be taken to the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, Konawa, Friday, July 18, at 4:00 p.m.

Services will be officiated by Revs. Webster Fixico and Houston Tiger.

Interment will follow at West Family Cemetery in Holdenville under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

 

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Larry Ray Harjo Sr.

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Larry Ray Harjo Sr., of Shawnee, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa with burial at Ishlum-Harjo Family Cemetery in Vamoosa.

Officiating the service is Revs. Bunny Carpitcher, Joe Factor and Franklin Harjo.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

He will be taken to the family home at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 with wake services to begin at 7:30 p.m.

He will then be taken to Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 for all night wake services.

He died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at the age of 55 in Ada.

He was born Dec. 3, 1947, in Konawa to Jamey and Anna Mae Harjo.

Harjo attended schools in Seminole and Konawa and was formerly employed by Shawnee Glass as a glasscutter.

He married Mary Larney Harjo on June 17, 1971, in Shawnee.

He was a member of the Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

His parents preceded him in death.

Harjo is survived by his wife, Mary Harjo of the home; three children, Larry Harjo Jr. of Tecumseh, Brian Harjo and Krystal Harjo, both of Shawnee; four grandchildren; one brother, Terry Harjo of Oklahoma City; one sister, Janice Johnico of Kansas City, Mo.; and a host of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lydell Ydllowfish, Randy Coody, Andrew Coody Jr., Willie Harjo, Thomas Lindsay and Ellis Little.

Honorary bearers are Alvin Wing and Simon Larney.

Lois Harjo

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Lois Harjo, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

She died June 6, 2003, at the age of 96, at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1907, in Konawa to Tony Harjo and Yanah "Grant" Harjo.

She was a retired bookkeeper, a member of Achena Presbyterian Church, where she was the oldest member, she was the also the oldest member of the "Hvteyacukli" Band and the "Bear Claw".

Her parents; her brother, Elmer Harjo; and her sister, Fannie Harjo, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one brother, Andrew Harjo, of Maud.

Casket bearers are Frank Kelly, Jr., Eugene Millen, Charles Sewell, Fannel Smith, Russell Coker and Walter Coker.

Honorary Bearers are Danleve Smith, Velma Coker, Lorene Thorpe, Juliet Tiger and Samaria Harjo.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Kelly Tiger, Sr.

Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

 

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Minnie Harjo

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Minnie B. Harjo of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 23 at High Springs Indian Baptist Church in Konawa.

Wake service is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Maud.

Interment will follow at the High Springs Indian Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral home of Maud.

Harjo died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 89 after a long struggle with illness.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all.

She was a mother, not only to her children, but also to their friends.

She was an active Women’s Leader at High Springs Indian Baptist Church in Konawa until she became ill.

One of the wonderful things that could be said about Harjo, is that she loved, cared and raised five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Chupco; husband, Albert; and one daughter, Sereda Sanchez.

She is survived by three children, Joe Harjo of Shawnee, Elsie Cully and Steve Harjo, both of Konawa; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Love of Talihina and Ida Martin of Maud; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pall bearers will be Frankie Sanchez, Christopher Sanchez, Ronnie A. Harjo, Harold Cully, A.J. Foster and Carlos Montoya.

Alternates will be Cordell Tebe and Phoenix Bills.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Larney, Adam Foster, Harris Cully, Bobby Bills, Noe Sanchez and Dale Padilla.

 

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Ramona (Warledo) Harjo

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ramona (Warledo) Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Dorsey Nero will officiate.

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

Harjo died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003 at the Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada at the age of 68.

She was born to Simon Warledo and Lizzie (Johnson) Warledo in Seminole County on Nov. 20, 1934.

She married Andrew Harjo in May of 1954 in Wewoka.

Harjo was a homemaker and was of Methodist faith.

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

Harjo is survived by five daughters, Elizabeth Robles, Cyril, Karen Harjo, Bernice Harjo and Patricia Martinez, all of Oklahoma City and Sharon Ortiz, Seminole; two brothers, Benny Warledo, Tulsa and Roy Warledo of Colorado; three sisters, Moezella Larney, Seminole, and Augustine Warledo and Mary Ann Warledo, both of Tulsa; 21 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Arnold, Anthony, Jose, Aaron, Andrew, Kevin, Ronnie and David.

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Robert Harjo

Funeral services for Konawa resident Robert Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Revs. Darrell Stinnett and Dorsey Nero will officiate.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Harjo died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 at Oklahoma Heart Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 74.

He was born to Alec Harjo and Rosie (Leftwich) Harjo on July 28, 1928 in Sasakwa.

Harjo was a lifelong Seminole County resident.

He married Minnie Ruth Harjo on Oct. 14, 1949 in Wewoka.

Harjo was a self-employed contractor, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was of Baptist faith.

Harjo was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Fesher, Albert, Billy Joe, Raymond, Joe, and Roman Harjo; and one sister, Missie Carpitcher.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie; one son, Bob Harjo, Houston, Texas; one daughter, Gail Harjo, of the home; one brother, Cecil Harjo, Sasakwa; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Casketbearers will be the Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard.

Honorary bearers will be Jay Long, Jonas Burgess, and Lewis Carpitcher.

 

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Rutger Alan Harjo

Funeral services for Rutger Alan Harjo, the grandson of former Seminole resident, George Harjo, are scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. in the Church of the First Born, located at 100 SE 46th in Oklahoma City.

A wake service is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Rutger Alan Harjo was born April 17, 1988 in Oklahoma City.

He passed from this life on May 25, 2003, in Oklahoma City.

Rutger attended Crooked Oak School.
He enjoyed fishing with his grandfather, George Harjo.

He was a Native American Indian and a member of the Seminole/Cherokee tribes.

He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Harjo; Grandmother, Kathleen Harjo; and uncle, Steve Spain.

Surviving relatives include his grandfather, George Harjo of Oklahoma City; grandmother, Gerri Scott also of Oklahoma City; Becky Spain, the one who served as his mother; one brother, Jerrad Spain; several uncles and aunts including Mike Spain, Gary and Lori Spain.

Interment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Emily Harmon

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Emily Leona (Barre) Harmon are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene located at 3900 Overholser Drive in Bethany.

Rev. Don Nobles will officiate.

Funeral services conducted by Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Harmon died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at the age of 94.

She was born April 10, 1909, in Biloxi, Miss. to Namota Susan (Lyon) Barre and Emile George Theodore Barre.

She was the youngest of seven children.

She lived in New Orleans, La. until the age of 13, then moved to Newkirk, where she graduated from high school in 1927.

In 1937, she moved to Alhambra, Calif. where she met and married her husband in 1941 and resided until 1962.

After the couples retirement in 1967, they moved to Seminole.

In 2000, she moved to the Nina Willingham Seniors Housing in Yukon.

She enjoyed playing bridge and visiting with friends at the Dale Robertson Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 51 years, Willard Harmon; one brother, Harold Barre; five sisters, Lucille Penix, Vera Cato, Marguerite Browning, Theresa Chappell and Louise Gamsjager; and one stepson, Willard "Bud" Harmon.

She is survived by a half-brother, George Barre and wife, Sherry; three half sisters, Geraldine Sager, Barbara Diewald and husband Gil, and Dorothy Kidd; many nieces and nephews, great and great nieces and nephews and many, many dear friends.

Geneva

Harmon

Graveside services for Wewoka resident, Geneva B. Harmon are set for April 21, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Westwood Cemetery.

She died On April 13, 2003, at her home at the age of 89.

She was born on April 15, 1916.

She lived in Wewoka before moving to Oklahoma City when her health began to fail.

She then moved to Chicago, Ill. with her niece.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother Myrtle Washington of Wewoka.

She is survived by two nieces, Myrtle Lee of Chicago, Ill. and Jenette Allen of Alterdenea, Calif.

Services will be officiated by Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church and under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

 

 

Peggy Lou

Harmon

Graveside rites for lifelong Seminole County resident, Peggy Lou Harmon were scheduled for Wednesday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

She was born Sept. 6, 1939 in Wewoka to Benjamin Franklin Chesser and Ora Duley Chesser.

She died June 23, 2003, at the Okmulgee Hospital at the age of 63.

She was raised west of Wewoka, first attending Wewoka and Ong School.

She later attended high school at New Lima.

She was married to James Harmon at Wewoka and they made the Wewoka and New Lima areas their home most of their lives.

She worked at the New Lima School system as a cook.

She enjoyed collecting dolls and reading, and had been affiliated with the Gleaners Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1983; one daughter; Sarah Harmon; one granddaughter, Sarah Ferguson; and a brother, Jimmy Chesser in Feb. 2002.

Survivors include one son, James Lee Harmon of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Rhonda Garner of Oklahoma City and Mary Hicks of Seminole; four brothers, Larry, Billy and Frank Chesser of Wewoka and Benny Chesser of Hodlenville; four sisters, Maxine Nunn of Seminolek Minnie Morphis of Cromwell, Ann Morphis of Bearden and Debbie Harrison of Wewoka; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Officiating the service was Rev. Larry Chesser.

Interment will follow under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

 

Andrew Jackson Harper

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Andrew "Jay" Jackson Harper, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

He died on June 4, 2003, at the Harrah Nursing Center, at the age of 73.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1929, in Konawa, to Ruben Harper and Allie Nora (Blackwood) Harper.

He married Joyce Laverne Gilbert on Oct. 4, 1951 in Oklahoma City.

He was a gunsmith for 35 years for Mashburn Arms in Oklahoma City, retiring on Aug. 12, 1994, his 65th birthday.

He was a past VFW member; belonged to the Rifleman’s Association, received his master gardener from OSU and received his high school di0ploma in December of 2002 in Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Allie Harper.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce L. Harper, of the home; two sons, Gary J. Harper of Choctaw and Tony Harper of Charlotte, N.C.; three brothers, Bill Harper of Columbia, S.C., Richard Harper and Steve Chaney, both of Oklahoma City; one sister, Dolores Taliaferro of Norman; six grandchildren; two step-grand children; and two great grandchildren.

Officiating the service will be Bro. Randy Jordan.

Interment will be at the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

 

Lula Harper

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lula M. (Riggs) Harper are scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud

Burial will be at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Harper died on Feb, 28 at Unity Health North in Shawnee at the age of 65.

She was born on May 19, 1937, in Holy Cross, Ky. to John Edward Riggs and Mary Louise (Newton) Riggs.

She married Melvin Merral Harper on Aug. 17, 1957. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1984.

Harper was of the Pentecostal faith and was a licensed minister of the Lord’s Community Church, Seminole.

She had worked at Braums, Strothers School, KFC, and other restaurants in Seminole.

She is survived by five sons, Christopher, Shepherdsville, Ky., Merral and Jeffrey, Seminole, Tim, Glenpool, and Steven, Maud; five daughters, Donna Scarberry, Melissa O’Daniel, Sarah Harper, Rachel Bunnell, all of Maud; and Tammy Evans, Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, Thomas Riggs, Louisville, Ky.,Junior Riggs, Taylorsville, Ky, and Phillip Riggs, Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Margaret Cary, Shepherdsville, Ky. and Lynn Garland, Elizabethtown, Ky; 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.

 

Louise Harrelson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Ida Louise (Darr) Harrelson, 66, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Sam Matthews and Rev. Dale Jennings will officiate.

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

Harrelson died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Seminole to Amel Paul and Lydia Lueetta (Scott) Darr.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1955, and was a homemaker and a member of Family of Faith church in Shawnee.

She married Carl D. Harrelson on April 10, 1955, in Seminole; he survives her of the home.

Other survivors include her parents, Amel and Lucetta Darr of Seminole; one son, Robert "Bobby" Harrelson, Shawnee; two daughters, Martha Ann Allen of Norman, and Sharon Louise Stanberry, Seminole; one brother, Carl Eugene Darr, Seminole; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Woodrow ‘Woody’ Harris

Graveside services for Seminole County native, Woodrow "Woody" Harris, were held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Healdton under the direction of Mercer-Adams/

He died June 20, 2003, at the age of 90, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 8, 1912 in Konawa to Joseph W. and Maud M. Harris.

He served in the US Army during World War II from 1940-1945.

While home on leave in 1944, he married Lois Brown in Texarkana, Ark. on March 18, 1944.

One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the hoe; one brother, George Harris of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Mary Runyan of Altus; two sons, Mike Harris of Edmond and Clay Harris of London, England; and five grandchildren.

 

 

 

Zephra Allen Harris

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Zephra Allen Harris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Wetumka Cemetery.

She died July 25, 2003, at the age of 91 at Holdenville general Hospital.

She was born May 5, 1912 in Wetumka to Dee and Ella (Roberts) Allen.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed ranching, fishing and working in her flowerbeds.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wetumka.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Harris, her parents, and two sisters, Mattie Swink and Bessie Proctor.

She is survived by numerous relatives and friends.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Jessie Harrison

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Jessie "Kenneth" Harrison are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Officiating will be Revs. Lewis Perry, Wilburn Wilson and Maynard Whipple.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

He died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the age of 74 in Konawa.

He was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Sasakwa to Jack Robert Frank Harrison and Dovie (Barnett) Harrison.

He was married to Jewell "Dean" (Hudson) on Dec. 7, 1946 in Sasakwa.

He was a cattle buyer and rancher for many years.

He was a member of Vamoosa Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one child, Lyndal Eudon Harrison.

He is survived by Dean Harrison of the home, one son, Larry Harrison of Stratford four daughters, Kaye Lewis of Ada, Jeanie Brewer, Lisa Gonzalez and Teresa Townley, all of Konawa; two brothers, Edger Harrison of Lawton and Bill Harrison of Ada; two sisters, Frankie Johnson of Bowlegs and Bernice Gribble of Altus; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Todd and Terry Bowles, Keith Miller, Gordon Brewer, Bo Honsinger, Foster Johnston, Kevin and Darren Townley, Jeremy Harrison, Chase Chamberlain and Corey Fixico.

Honorary bearers will be Ray, Arlie and Art Hudson, Robert Gribble, Neal Leech and Wilburn Wilson.

Otis ‘Mike’ Harrison

Memorial services for Seminole County resident, Otis Gene "Mike" Harrison are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Steve Cline will officiate the services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

He died Sunday, Sept 28, 2003, at the age of 74 at Seminole Medical Center.

Harrison was born April 8, 1929, at Stonewall to Otis Harrison and Eliza Jane (Ellison) Harrison.

He was married to Colleen Marie (Smith) Harrison April 4, 1953.

He was retired as vice president of Coulter Steel Company in Emeryville, Calif., where he worked for 37 years.

Harrison was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Merchant Marines.

He served during the Korean conflict as Master Sergeant.

He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in California.

His parents and one sister, Pathresa Newton, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen Marie (Smith) Harrison; one son, Grady Harrison of Oakland, Calif.; two daughters, Linda Harrison of Noble and Trudy Harrison of LaPorte, Texas and one grandson.

The family asks that instead of flowers, please send donations to Childrens Diagnostic and Treatment, 1401 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33316.

Willie Harrison

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Willie Harrison are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept 21 at the Boque Chitto Facility Building.

Interment will follow at the Isleepy Cemetery under the direction of Colvert Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

He died Sept 17, 2003, at the age of 49 in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

He was born April 19, 1954, in Wewoka to Grover Harrison and Judy (Tiger) Harrison.

He grew up around Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Buddy Harrison; sister, Laverna Harrison; and one son, Ramie Harrison.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda of the home/ children, Kristen Fowler of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; his sons Jeramiah Harrison and Ramie Harrison of Philadelphia, Miss.; brothers Thomas, Richard, Eugene, and Raymond Harrison, all of Wewoka; George Harrison of Tennessee and Daniel Harrison of Oklahoma City; sisters, Wanda Bruner and Juanita Williams, both of Wewoka Patricia Harrison of Oklahoma City; as well as other family members.

Harold Reynolds ‘Red’ Hart

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Harold Reynolds "Red" Hart have been scheduled for 1 p.m.. Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Scott Sheppard officiating.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy. Midland, Texas.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.

Hart died after a lengthy illness, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003.

He was born on Feb. 12, 1922 to Lena and James Derrell Hart in Madill.

He was the ninth of ten children, six girls and four boys.

His father was a dentist who later moved to and raised his family in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Hart graduated from Wewoka High School in 1940 and began attending Oklahoma University in Norman.

He loved Wewoka and attended most high school reunions and homecomings.

Upon the commencement of World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and proudly served his country in the South Pacific.

When the war was over, Hart began attending Harding College (now University) in Searcy, Ark.

It was there that he met and married the love of his life and wife of nearly 57 years, Mamie Jo Woody.

They were blessed with three daughters over the next 12 years.

Hart and his wife were very active church members at Fairmont Park Church of Christ where Red served as a deacon for many years.

He was the deacon in charge of benevolence, which indeed says, a great deal about his character.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Hart of Midland, Texas; his three daughters, Dianne Garrett, Connie Gaultney and Sandra Boyd, all of Midland; three brothers, James Derrell Hart of Wewoka; George Hart of Little Rock, Ark.; Allwyn Hart of Searcy, Ark.; and sister, Evelyn Burrows of Wewoka.

The family request that memorials be directed to Fairmont Park Church of Christ, Mission Fund, 3813 N. Midland Dr., Midland, Texas 79707 or Midland Christian School, 2001 Culver, Midland, Texas 79705.

Cora Bell Harty

Private services for native Seminole County resident, Cora Bell Harty will be scheduled at a later date.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

She died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the age of 79 in Shawnee.

She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Wewoka to Will and Elizabeth (Johnston) Campbell.

She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Wewoka and Shawnee before moving to Tecumseh in 1999.

She married Henery Paul Blackwood, who preceded her in death and later married Lewis Harty, who also preceded her in death.

Her parents; two sisters, Jessie DeLeon and Viola Climer; one brother, Jack Campbell and one grandson, Jeffory Templeton, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Betty Cain of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Elaine Copeland of Tecumseh; three grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

 

Sheryl Harvey

Funeral services for Sheryl Sue (Gerlach) Harvey, a former copy and layout editor with the Daily Oklahoman, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday in the Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha.

Rev. Guy Langston will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, under the direction of McRay Funeral Home of Chickasha.

Sheri passed away at her home in Brighton, Colo., at the age of 46.

She was born Dec. 17, 1956 in Tulsa, the third child and second daughter of Bobbie Jean and Stanley Gerlach.

She graduated from Chickasha High School in 1975.

In 1980, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. Degree in Journalism.

Sheri belonged to the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and played on the OU women’s golf team.

She worked as a copy and layout editor at the Daily Oklahoman until her marriage in 1982, at which time she moved to New Orleans and worked on the news desk at the Times-Picayune newspaper.

In 1986, she moved to San Antonio, Texas, and continued her newspaper career.

Sheri covered golf and wrote a twice weekly golf column for the Express-News newspaper.

Shortly after her son was born in 1988, Sheri and her family moved to Denver, Colo., where she worked at the Denver post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Sheri was preceded in death by her parents, Bobbie Jean and Stanley Gerlach; and grandparents, Wilma and Haskell Bethurum and Nell Gerlach.

She is survived by her husband, Harvey and one son, Craig Paul Harvey, both of Brighton, Colo.; one sister, Gayle and her husband Robert Stewart, Spicewood, Texas; one brother, Craig Gerlach, Fairbanks, Alaska; one nephew, Connor Gerlach, Fairbanks, Alaska; and numerous other family and friends.

Roy Hasbell

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Roy Hasbell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept 15, 2003, in Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Officiating the services will be Dale Toles and Quincy Hammons.

Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

He died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at the age of 45 in Tecumseh.

He was born Sept. 27, 1957, in Dallas, Texas to Albert and Dean (Peepers) Hasbell.

He attended school at Wolf but has lived in Tecumseh for the past 15 years.

He married Dorothy Davis Jan. 11, 1976.

He worked at Oldcastle Glass and was a member of the General Assembly of the First Born.

He was a game fowl breeder and participated in the sport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Dean Hasbell and one sister, Wanda Jean Hasbell.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hasbell of the home, three sons, Roy Hasbell Jr. of Shawnee, Keith Hasbell of Oklahoma City and Brian Hasbell of the home; one sister, Kathy Upton of Tecumseh; three brothers, Herbert Hasbell of Pearson, Tommy Hasbell of Chandler and Bobby Hasbell of Seminole; five granddaughters; and a number of nieces, nephews, in-laws and many friends.

John ‘Lloyd’ Hathcock, Sr.

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, John ‘Lloyd’ Hathcock, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

He died July 27, 2003, at the age of 91 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Norman.

He was born November 9, 1911, in Asher to Craven DeLong Hathcock and Sarah (Robbins) King.

He was married to Dorothy Mae Smith on Jan. 5, 1946 in Leman, Ariz.

He was an auto mechanic and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 3102nd Vehicle Maintenance Company as a Technician fourth Grade.

The Hathcock’s lived in Bokchito for 30 yers before moving to Maud in 1985, then in 1990, he moved to Norman.

He was a affiliated with the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy Hathcock on Feb. 28. 1989.

He is survived by one son, John L. Hathcock, Jr. of Payson, Utah; one daughter, Sharon Lewis of Shawnee; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Alice Haworth

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Alice Haworth are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Allen Wood and Dale Stephens will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery in Sasakwa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Haworth died Sunday, June 22, 2003 at the Noble Health Care Center at the age of 77.

She was born to Luther Franklin Lee and Ruth Ester (White) Lee on Nov. 7, 1925 in Sasakwa.

She married Loyd E. Haworth on March 19, 1939 in Sasakwa.

He preceded her in death on April 3, 1977.

Haworth was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was a member of the Assembly of God.

Haworth was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Harold and Lee Roy Haworth; two brothers, Roy Aubrey and Troy Audrey Lee; and one great-granddaughter, Emilee McCay.

She is survived by one son, Donald R. Haworth, Waukomis; two daughters, Mary Alice Culver, Springfield, Mo., and Ann Jackson, Norman; two sisters, Gladys Brinsfield, Seminole, and Freda Stephens, Guymon; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Mike Jackson, Steven Jackson, Matthew Haworth, Don Haworth, David Culver, Marc Hailey, and Sam Haworth.

Honorary bearers will be Jerry Stephens, James Stephens, Kenny Stephens, Dale Stephens, Frank Brinsfield, and Johnny Brinsfield.

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Eunice E. Hayes

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Eunice E. Hayes are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

She died June 15, 2003 at the age of 60 at her hoe in Maud.

She was born Dec. 29, 1942 in Midland, Texas to Ottis J. Welch and Claudie Faye (Hamilton) Welch.

She married David Hayes, Sr. on Nov. 2, 1962 in Farmington, N.M.

She was a homemaker and spent the last 15 years as a Rancher’s Wife and was better known as the Ranch Foreman.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Casket bearers are James Haws, Brian Haws, Jeffery Haws, Neal Guinn, Glen Whisenhunt and David Sellers.

Honorary bearers are Justin Hayes, Connor Pellman and Anna Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson, Zachary Allen Shelton Pellman.

She is survived by her husband, David Hayes of the home, one son, David Hayes, Jr. of Waymart, Pa.; one daughter, Kimberly Hayes Pellman of Maud; three grandchildren; two brothers, Verle Welch of Celestie, Texas and Jesse Welch of Victoria, Texas; three sisters, Naomi Parker of Los Lunas, N.M., Ruth Peterson of Taylorsville, Utah, and Becky Haws of Maud.

Officiating the services will be Rev. Tim Martin.

Interment will follow at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home

 

 

Heather Dawn Phillips,

infant Wewoka resident, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at OU Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 11 months. She was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, on April 16, 2002, to James Phillips and Cheryl Ann Lewis Phillips.

 

She is survived by:

 

Her parents of the home

Siblings: Gabrielle Lewis California

James Phillips III of the home

Angela Sue Phillips Missouri

Lance Ethan Phillips of the home

Robert Wayne Phillips of the home

Paternal Grandparents, James and Pauline Phillips, Wewoka

Maternal Grandparents, Joseph and Patricia Lewis, California

 

Paternal Great Grandmother, Betty Whitman, California

Maternal Great Grandmother, Betty Morris, Idaho

 

And a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

 

Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka, Oklahoma, on Friday, April 11, 2003, at 2:00 P.M., with Rev. Willie A. Reynolds, Sr., officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

 

Pallbearers will be Kad’trix Grayson, Micah Pansokey, Nathaniel Perry and James Phillips III.

Betty Henley

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Betty (Gentry) Mode Henley, of Hominy were scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment followed at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

She died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 72 at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa.

Henly was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Seminole to William Jefferson Gentry and Malissa (Shaver) Gentry.

She was born, raised and lived in Seminole until 1947, when she lived in many cities across the United States.

She married Howard Eldon Mode in 1947, the father of their two children, Tommy Mode and Cindy Mode Rogers.

She later married Raymond "Doug" Henley on March 27, 1972 in Milton, Fla.

She was a retired dental Hygienist and a member of the Elks Lodge, American Eagles, V.F.W. and the Ladies Auxilary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Howard Eldon Mode in 1987; second husband, Raymond Henley in 1994; two brothers, Lawrence "Shorty" Gentry and Johnny W. Gentry; two sisters, Pearl (Gentry) Hamlin and Freida Mae (Gentry) Laxton.

She is survived by one son, Tommy Mode of North Port, Ala.; one daughter, Cindy Mode Rogers of Pensacola, Fla.; four sisters, Dee (Gentry) Nelson of Costa Mesa, Calif, Louise (Gentry) Mayfield of Matagorda, Texas, Mary (Gentry) Payne of Hominy and Nancy (Gentry) Barton of Columbus, Miss.; four grandchildren, Billy Mode Copen, Steve Rogers, Kelly Rogers, and Suzy Mode Copen; five great grandchildren, Braden and Tori Mode, Karleigh Shepherd Christian Copen and Nicholas Copen.

Casket bearers were Steve Rogers, Billy Mode, Mark Copen, Spider Barton, David Laxton and Bobbie Laxton.

Honorary bearers were Kenneth Barton Sr., Bob Laxton and Mel Rogers.

Betty Henley

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Betty Henley are pending with the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

She died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 72 at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa.

She was born Oct. 26, 1931.

Full obituary information to follow.

 

Tempie Hail Hensley

Graveside services for Seminole native Tempie Hail Hensley are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Visiting will take place tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Charlet Funeral Home in Clinton.

Hensley died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 at the age of 95.

She was a devoted wife of Claude E. Hensley for 71 years, and was a loving mother and grandmother.

Hensley had lived in Snyder, Texas, then moved to Huntington, Texas, and then to Weatherford, Texas in 1993.

She had been a resident of Clinton since 2001.

Hensley invited Jesus into her heart at an early age and lived her life committed to him.

She taught Sunday school for many years in Snyder and Huntington, and was a member of the Feliciana Baptist Church.

Hensley was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Hensley; one son, Billy Ray Hensley; her parents, Joseph and Lucinda Smith Hail; six brothers, Millard Lafayette Hail, Alma Earl Hail, Joseph Leonard Hail, Eulas Michael (Major) Hail, Olen Lee Hail, and Archable Dee Hail; and two sisters, Corene Hail Hollis and Viola Hail Dehart.

She is survived by one son, Claude Doyle Hensley; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Hensley’s grandsons.

Frank Hester

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Twin Oak Baptist Church of Seminole.

He died June 14, 2003, at the age of 78 at Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

He was born May 25, 1925 in Sylvan (east of Little) to Charley Edward Hester and Sadie A. (Seals) Hester.

H was married to Betty (Cline) Hester on Sept. 27, 1947 in Seminole.

He was a former heavy equipment operator, a carpenter, part time minister and was pastor at Twin Oak Baptist Church for 14 months between the years 1967-1968.

He was a merchant marine and a member of the Twin Oak Baptist Church.

Casket bearers will be Chris Perry, Tony Perry, Mark Hester, Wesley Hester, Shane Hester and Bryan Newport.

Honorary bearers will be the men of Twin Oak Baptist Church.

His parents, two brothers, Wesley "Buck" Hester and Henry P. "Sunnie" Hester and one sister, Cora Henderson, preceded him in death.

He is survived by Betty Hester of the home and a large host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Frank was a person who always had time for others.

It was never too cold, too hot, too far, now was he ever too busy to take someone to the hospital, go mow a yard, go to the grocery store, go run an errand for his wife, or just go over and be a friend for a little while, giving comfort through the scripture.

He was truly a people person, always trying to enter the word of God into his conversation, for he truly loved the Lord, accepting Him some 40 years ago as his personal savior.

In the 55 years of marriage to his wife, Betty, they were apart only two weeks one year when he went away to Kansas to the wheat harvest fields.

He always had time to stop and shake hands or give an uplifting thought.

Our family could see his health and strength beginning to wane; knowing now the Lord was preparing our hearts for the time of the morning of June 14.

We all loved him very much and will surely miss him physically but can look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

Leon Hicks

Funeral services for Seminole resident Leon Joe Hicks are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gray Gish Funeral Home Chapel in Frederick.

Tim Billy will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Gray Gish Funeral Home of Frederick.

Hicks died Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at his home at the age of 47.

He was born to Joe Ray Hicks Sr., and Rosabell Jean (Fobb) Hicks on Jan. 28, 1956 in Lawton.

Hicks grew up in Frederick where he attended Frederick Schools and graduated from high school in 1974.

He married Katherine Harjo in 1974 in Frederick.

Hicks worked as a mechanic for Dallas Airmotive, which was renamed Aviall in Frederick.

When the company relocated to Dallas, Texas, Hicks transferred with the company.

He returned to Frederick in the early 1990’s. The couple moved to Seminole in 1997.

Hicks was preceded in death by his father, Joe Ray Hicks, Sr., in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine, of the home; his mother, Rose Hicks, Frederick; two sons, Chad Hicks, Frederick, and Casey Hicks, Seminole; one daughter, Shannon Hicks, Seminole; six brothers, Roy Hicks, Ricky Hicks, Joe Hicks, Jr., Jerry Hicks, Gary Hicks, and Keith Hicks, all of Frederick; one sister, Joyce Sanders, Winchester, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

Junior Hill

Junior Harm Hill, 69, of Canadian, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, at the McAlester Regional Medical Center.

Hill was born on March 27, 1934, in Snomac, Oklahoma, the son of Hiram David and Calidonna Belle (Payne) Hill.

He attended school at Wolf and Bowlegs.

He married Eva Flrine (Flo) Castoe on July 31, 1964, in Kingfisher.

They were married for 38 years.

Junior worked as a trucker for Tri State Trucking for 15 years.

He later worked for Triad Trucking Company.

He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Jimmy Tolbert of Springtown, Texas and Randy Hill of Lorenzo, Texas; two daughters, Vicky Weems of Comanche, and Christy Treat of Eufaula; three brothers, Joe Kenneth Hill and Billy Joe Hill of Seminole, James Hill and Kenneth Ray Hill of Shawnee; three sisters, Mary Francis Biswell and Cathrine Payne of Wanette, and Nancy Lee Gordon of Canadian.

He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, David; one daughter, Priscilla; two brothers, George Hill and Afton Hill and one sister, Aretta Maye Hill.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Hunn, Black and Merritt Funeral Home of Eufaula.

 

Hill, Wallace

Funeral services for Wallace E. Hill, Wewoka resident, will be Thursday, July 10, 2003, at 1 p.m., at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

Hill was born June 11, 1931, in Seminole County to Claude and Virginia Wright Hill.

He died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Baptist Integris Hospital, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 72.

Wallace attended Center Elementary in Cromwell, Oklahoma, and graduated from Douglas High School, Oklahoma City, in 1951.

He was employed at Tinker Airforce Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

He moved to Seattle, Washington, to work for Douglas Aircraft.

He then moved to Los Angeles, California, and was employed by Hughes Aircraft until his retirement in 1986.

He married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Douglas.

Two daughters were born to this marriage.

He later married Dorothy Larkins. There were no children born to this union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Calvin and Repo Hill, and three sisters; Pauline Hill, Claudia Jones and Gertrude Barkus.

He is survived by his daughters, Ruby Hill Walker, Los Angeles, Calif., and Debra Hill Willis, Mesa, Ariz. one sister, Virgie Mae Parker, Cromwell; and one brother, Ralph Hill of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery.

 

Hill

Lafayette ‘Lee’

Naron Himes

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Lafayette "Lee" Naron Himes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

He died June 12, 2003, at the age of 79, at his home in Konawa.

He was born Nov. 28, 1923 in Talihina to Babe Himes and May (Foster) Himes.

He married Viola Thompson on Feb. 16, 1972 in Algiers, La.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired Merchant Seaman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Billy Himes; and one daughter, Glenda Stark.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Himes, of the home; two sons, Jesse Gregory of Eufaula and Gene Gregory of New Orleans, La.; two daughters, Brenda Northweather of Claremore and Linda Warner of Vinita; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grand children, two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Tessie McFadden of Oklahoma City.

Casket bearers will be Steven McFadden, Shane McFadden, Michael Koman, Irl Warner, John Northweather and Eddie Wyeth.

Honorary bearers are Jimmy Aldridge, Robert Davis, James Northweather, Gary Martin and Steven Nelms.

Officiating the services will be Gloria Myer and Rev. Mitch Williams.

Interment will follow at the Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Cretaylor Hinex

Funeral for former Seminole County resident, Cretaylor Hinex are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Winrow officiating.

Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Hinex died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the age of 73 at Norman Veteran’s Center.

He was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Boley to Joseph Hinex and Ethel (Talley) Hinex.

He graduated from Dunbar High School.

He was married to Ollie Ruth (Winrow) Hinex on July 19, 1953.

He was retired from Kaiser Steel with 17 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army as a PFC from April 30, 1951 to April 30, 1953.

Hinex was known for his humor and love of animals, especially horses and dogs.

No one could nurse a sick animal back to health like "Cree."

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Joseph Hinex, Larry Hinex and Opal Johnson.

He is survived by his spouse, Ollie Ruth Hinex; two daughters, Delores Richard and Angie Lee, both of San Bernadino, Calif.; two brothers, Johnny Lee Hinex of San Jose, Calif. and George Hinex of Albuquerque, N.M.; four sisters, Pauline Winrow and Willa Mae Stargell of Earlsboro, Wilma Neil of Anchorage, Ak. and Jo Ann Samilton of Tulsa; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Casket bearers include Curtis Hinex, Joseph Hinex III, Arlander Winrow, James Samilton Sr. James Samilton Jr. and Anthony Samilton.

Honorary bearers are Robert L. Richard IV, Robert L. Richard III, Johnny Lee Hinex, George Hinex, C.D. Norman and Booker Winrow.

 

Le Ella Hisaw

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Le Ella Hisaw are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26 at Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City with Rev. Bob Rutherford officiating.

Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Harrell Rodebush officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home of Del City.

She died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2003, at the age of 95.

She was born Jan. 18, 1908, one of nine children to Robert E. and Arlene L. Johnson.

She grew up on a farm in Perry County, Ark. and married Joseph A. Hisaw on March 14, 1929.

He preceded her in death of Feb. 2, 1978.

They moved to Wewoka from Arkansas and lived there for the next 48 years, and had a wonderful life together.

They were blessed with three children.

The Hisaws were strong Christians and placed their lives in the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

After her husband’s death, she moved to Midwest City and joined the Meadowood Baptist Church where she was very active.

She loved the Lord and loved teaching his word.

She taught Sunday school for over 52 years.

Her long years of service and the way she lived her life made her an example and a role model for not only family members, but for all who knew her.

She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Easter Star.

She worked for JC Penny’s in Wewoka for 27 years.

After she retired, she worked in children’s preschool for the next 13 years.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, and a very precious grandchild.

She is survived by one son, Gerald Ray Hisaw and wife, Carolyn of Broken Arrow; two daughters, Jo Ann Estell and husband, Bob of Midwest City and Joy Hicks of Marlow; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Sanders of Del City; one brother, Gurdon Johnson and wife, Ruby of Wewoka; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

This precious and remarkable lady touched so many lives and although she will be greatly missed, she leaves to her children and grandchildren, a wonderful legacy of Christian love and faith that will sustain them all their lives.

 

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James Hixon

Funeral services for Seminole native James Lee Hixon, 72, were held Monday in Longview, Texas.

Burial followed this morning in Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, Longview.

Hixon died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at his home in Longview.

He was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Seminole to Wayne Jesse and Lavera Chrystal (Goins) Hixon.

He attended school at Prairie View and graduated from Seminole High School.

After several years in college, Hixon enlisted in the US Air Force in 1950 and obtained the rank of staff sergeant. He finished his tour of duty in 1954.

Hixon worked most of his life in the oil field and retired from Axelson, Inc., now owned by Haliburton, in 1997 after 35 years of service.

He was a member of Mobberly Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years.

He was an ordained Southern Baptist minister and had pastored several churches in Oklahoma.

He married Helen Grace Moravits on Feb. 2, 1952. They were happily married for nearly 52 years; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include daughters, Sharon Contreras of Norman and Barbara Hixon of Dallas; one son, David Hixon, Idabel; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mobberly Baptist Church, 625 E. Loop 281, Longview, Texas, 75605.

A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com.

 

Charles Ashley Hoglan

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Charles Ashley Hoglan are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, south west of Wewoka.

Mr. Hoglan passed away June 8, 2003, at his home at the age of 102 years.

He was born February 26, 1901 in Rover, Arkansas to John Boston Hoglan and Mary Rebecca Witt.

He worked as a mechanic in Wewoka and retired in 1966.

He was then self-employed as a Rancher and hay bailer until 1995.

He was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church for 50 years where he served as deacon.

Hoglan was married to Lucille (Thomas) Hoglan on October 4, 1958.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Hoglan of Wewoka; three Step Children: Ed Black of Blackwell; Tom Black of Wewoka; and Patricia Cokeley of Seminole; 7 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews and other relatives and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Hoglan, his first wife, Beulah Bohanana Hoglan; two sons, Jack Colbert and Pete Pitchlynn; and one brother, Capp Hoglan; and two sisters, Salley Morris and Ida Smith; and one grandson Bobby Colbert.

Pallbearers will include Eddie Black, Travis Black, Justin Orr, Eddie Colbert, Cletus Colbert and Gary Pitchlynn.

Honorary Pallbearers Melisa Kennedy, Yvonne Matthews, Aislinn Nix, Roberta Wright and Charlene Wall.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Charles Hoglan’s name.

Reverend Doyle Gadberry will officiate.

Interment will follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery, S.W. of Wewoka, Oklahoma, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

 

 

Hoglan

Charles Ashley Hoglan

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Charles Ashley Hoglan are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, south west of Wewoka.

Mr. Hoglan passed away June 8, 2003, at his home at the age of 102 years.

He was born February 26, 1901 in Rover, Arkansas to John Boston Hoglan and Mary Rebecca Witt.

He worked as a mechanic in Wewoka and retired in 1966.

He was then self-employed as a Rancher and hay bailer until 1995.

He was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church for 50 years where he served as deacon.

Hoglan was married to Lucille (Thomas) Hoglan on October 4, 1958.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Hoglan of Wewoka; three Step Children: Ed Black of Blackwell; Tom Black of Wewoka; and Patricia Cokeley of Seminole; 7 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews and other relatives and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Hoglan, his first wife, Beulah Bohanana Hoglan; two sons, Jack Colbert and Pete Pitchlynn; and one brother, Capp Hoglan; and two sisters, Salley Morris and Ida Smith; and one grandson Bobby Colbert.

Pallbearers will include Eddie Black, Travis Black, Justin Orr, Eddie Colbert, Cletus Colbert and Gary Pitchlynn.

Honorary Pallbearers Melisa Kennedy, Yvonne Matthews, Aislinn Nix, Roberta Wright and Charlene Wall.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Charles Hoglan’s name.

Reverend Doyle Gadberry will officiate.

Interment will follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery, S.W. of Wewoka, Oklahoma, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

 

 

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James Ahtone Holata

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, James Ahtone Holata, Wewoka, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

He passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, on July 15, 2003.

He was born November 18, 1932, in Holdenville, to Wileya and Martha Holata.

He attended Justice School and Culinary Art School at Oklahoma State A&M in 1962.

He was in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.

He was employed by Veterans Administration Hospital, in Oklahoma City, and retired in 1991, after 30 years.

After returning to Wewoka in 1992, he was employed by the Wewoka Food Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wileya and Martha Holata, one daughter, Corly Holata, one grandson, two brothers, Whitney Holata, and Tony Holata.

He is survived by five daughters, Janice Holata Bailey, Okmulgee, Lizanne Holata, Morris, Jamie Holata, Okmulgee, Barbra Lane, Henryetta, and Mary Holata, Okmulgee; one brother, Wayne Holata, Wewoka; one sister, Esther Holata, Seminole; two aunts; one uncle; 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The body will be moved to Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church on Thursday, July 17, at 4 p.m.

Wake services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday evening, July 17, at the church.

Pallbearers will be Ron Holata, Erwin Holata, Josh Holata, James Holata, Mark Holata, and Matt Holata.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Bailey, Jr., John Holata, Eugene Endres, Ethan Endres, Jerry Holata, and Alex Taylor.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Steve Holata will be officiating the service.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Elizabeth Holding

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Elizabeth Marie Holding are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel in Chickasha.

Interment will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home in Chickasha.

She died Nov. 9. 2003, at the age of 89 in Seminole.

She was born the daughter of Thomas Pleasant Duke and Ollie Mae Rankin Duke on Dec. 4, 1913, at the family home southwest of Chickasha.

Holding attended first through eighth grade at the Kechi School, then attended Cement High School until graduation.

In 1934, soon after graduation, she married H.T. Holding.

They lived many years in the Ninnekah area, where they farmed and reared their family.

In 1974, they moved to Chickasha, where she lived until 1994, when she moved to Seminole.

She was a member of the College Heights Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H.T. Holding in 1992; two brothers, Harold and Ovyle Duke; and her parents.

She is survived by one son, Tommy and wife, Linda of Blanchard; two daughters, Patricia Ann Racklley and husband, Terry of Shawnee and Linda Kay Buss and husband, Ed also of Shawnee; one sister, Flora Petty of Chickasha; one sister-in-law, Elwanda Duke of Rush Springs; Nephew, Harold Duke and wife, Jackie of Rush Springs; eight grandchildren and great ten grandchildren.

 

Polly Holmes

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Polly Ann Katherine Holmes are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norman under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

She died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the age of 81 at Rose Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Macomb to Luther Werrell and Ann (Motley) Werrell.

She was of the Methodist faith and spent her career in the secretarial profession.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Richard Holmes and Nancy Famelos, both of Tulsa and one sister, Iona Morgeson of Shawnee.

Shirley Hopper

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Shirley Ann (Kelley) Hopper are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Wayne Taylor will officiate.

Interment will be at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

She died Sept. 7, 2003, at the age of 66 in Norman Regional Hospital.

She was born Dec. 25, 1936 in Washington, Pa. to Guy Merle Kelly and Veronica Kathryn (Powers) Kelley.

She attended elementary school in Nineva, Pa. and graduated high school in 1955 from Waynesburg, Pa.

She was married to Charles Hopper Aug. 24, 1962 in Waynesburg, Pa. and moved to Maud that same year.

She worked at Gene’s Quick-Stop in Maud for 18 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charles Merle Hopper on Aug. 3, 1969; one sister, Bonnie Crouse; and one brother, Oliver Kelley.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Hopper of the home; one son, Mike Hopper of Tulsa; one daughter, Christi Riddle of Maud; two brothers, Merle Kelley and Jack Kelley, both of Waynesburg, Pa.; one sister, Kate Redman of Jefferson, Pa. and two grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Randy Crawford, Brandon Remington, John Riddle, Toby Renfro, Neal Hurst and Robert Hopper.

Honorary casket bearers are Herschel Bunyard, Stan McDaniel and Paul Gilham.

 

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Clifford Houck Sr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident "C.D." Clifford Dwayne Houck, Sr., are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate.

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

Houck passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 54.

He was born to Clifford Clinton Houck and Evelyn (Westerman) Houck on June 26, 1948 in Seminole.

Houck attended Seminole Schools.

He married Shirley (Lynch) Houck on April 12, 1966 in Poteau.

Houck was the plant Manager at both the Seminole and Prague Wrangler plants where he retired after 30 years of service.

He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church, and loved to play golf.

Houck was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Carol Houck, Seminole; One daughter, Carmin Houck, Austin, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Glendon Garner, Maud; one brother-in-law, Ennis Ray Lynch, Seminole; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charlie and Bobbie Lynch, Seminole, and Jerry and Mary Sue Poff, Seminole; one granddaughter, Shakara Houck, Seminole; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

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Minnie Ethel

Housdon

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Minnie Ethel (Smith) Housdon will be held at 1 p.m. Monday Dec.29 at the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Doyle Gadberry officiating.

Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Housdon, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the age of 95 in DeLeon, Texas.

She was born July 26, 1908, in Whitley County, Ky, to Jacob Milford and Leona (Barnett) Smith.

The eighth of twelve children, and was preceded in death by her parents and all of her brothers and sisters, Maggie, Hale, Marsh, Alfred, Bert, Pete, John, Jess, Cy, Nan Bevelhymer, Luther and Patty Smith.

The family moved by train to Wewoka in 1911.

She married Luie Andrew Housdon on Mary 27, 1928, in Tecumseh.

They had two daughters, Maxine Luella and Elsie Dean, and helped raise a niece, Virgie Mae.

Sinclair Oil Co. employed Luie, and they lived SW of Wewoka, in Gainesville, Texas, and Pampa, Texas.

At Pampa, Texas Minnie worked in Highland General Hospital as a cook for twenty years.

They were married for forty-five years before his death September 5, 1973.

Mother was truly the heart of our home, and she loved her family dearly.

Mother’s wisdom and advice gave us children strength in many situations.

Little visits and large family gatherings with her ten siblings were especially enjoyable to her.

We all love her and will miss her tenderness and gentle spirit.

A true servant of God, Mother lived a full life serving the Lord and ministering His love to countless people.

In her early years she served as a lay minister in small country churches, and later taught adult Sunday school classes for over twenty-five years.

We will treasure our memories of her reading and studying the Bible daily and always praying.

The first and last church of which she was a member was Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, southwest of Wewoka.

Minnie was an avid reader and her favorites were devotional and Christian books, biographies and keeping up with current events.

Mother lived with Elsie for nineteen years and I want to pay tribute to Elsie for all the love and devotion she gave our mother.

No one could have taken better care of her, and I’m certain her excellent care contributed to Mother’s long life.

Thank you, Elsie.

Our thanks to a wonderful caregiver, Susana Tovar, for her tender and gentle way of helping with Mother.

"Miss Minnie", as she was known to her daughters’ Texas friends, looked forward to Susana coming and loved her so much.

We all do.

Minnie is survived by two daughters: Maxine Tolson and husband Bill of Oklahoma City; and Elsie Stewart of DeLeon, Texas.

She is also survived by three grandsons, Curtis Tolson and wife Melissa, and their children, Ian, Olivia, and Kristina, of Lenexa, Kansas; Ronny Stewart and wife Sherri, and their children, Elizabeth, Jackson, and Mary, of San Antonio, Texas; and Donny Stewart and wife, Shannon and their children, Tyler, Morgan, and Luke, of Waco, Texas; one granddaughter, Kathy McGee and husband Kenny, and their children, Karmen and Kelly, of Mustang, and Kamber Drew and husband Josh, of Yukon.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church toward the purchase of a larger outdoor bell.

Janine House

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Janine Mae House are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. E.G. Bert of St. Stephens Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

House died Monday, April 21, 2003 at the Four Seasons Nursing Home in Durant at the age of 86.

She was born to James and Jennie (Johnson) House on March 30, 1917 in Wewoka.

House lived in Wewoka all of her early years, before moving to California.

She worked as a housekeeper for many years, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She later returned to Oklahoma and when her health began to fail, she was moved to the Four Seasons Nursing Home in Durant.

House was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Gracie, Maggie, Elizabeth, Idabel, Earline, and Sally; and one brother, Wardell House.

She is survived by one son, Rev. A.L. Sparks, Burlington, Iowa; one brother, Oliver House, Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Dewey ‘Dude’

Houston

Graveside services will be held for Seminole County resident, Dewey ‘Dude’ Houston on Saturday, July 12, 2003, at 10 a.m. in the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Houston passed away in Wewoka, on Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at the age of 82 years.

Dude was born in Sasakwa on December 30, 1920, the son of James Henry and Nora (Bryant) Houston.

He was reared and attended schools in Sasakwa.

Following graduation from Sasakwa High School he moved to Arizona, then joined the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He spent several hours in the Pacific Ocean with severe injuries in a Kamikaze attack, earning the Purple Heart.

Following his military service he returned to Arizona, where he worked in the copper mines at Miami.

He came back to Oklahoma in the mid-1960's, worked in the oil fields, and made his home in the Seminole area.

Dude was an intellectual recluse, an avid reader who prized his solitude.

He was also an accomplished musician, and loved playing fiddle in a band called ‘The Drifters’.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nora Houston; two brothers: James A. Houston and Emmitt Houston; three sisters: Savilla Harrod, Roselle Isler, and Ruby Kennedy.

He is survived by two brothers: Joy Houston and wife, Alice, of Ada, OK and Preston Houston of Columbus, Ohio; one sister: Estelle Lyon of Wewoka; six nieces: Veta Moore and husband, Cecil, of Wewoka; Joanne Stewart and husband, Eddie, of Huntsville, Ala; Aline Girton and husband, Ralph, of Edmond; Bennie Tipton and husband, Don, of Dallas,Texas; Sherry Wyrick and husband, Dave, of Wellston, and Susan Blanton of Chandler; four nephews: Roger Harrod and wife, Nancy, of Konawa; Ronnie Houston and wife, Barbara, of Ada; Kevin Calvert of Ada, and James Ray Kennedy of Payson, Ariz; and many other relatives and friends.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

Erik Howard

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Erik Charles Howard will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Howard passed away at his home in Holdenville on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at the age of 33.

He was born May 11, 1970 in Tustin, Calif. to Billy and Brenda (McFerrin) Howard.

He was brought up in the Bakersfield area and attended and graduated from schools there.

Howard married Tammy Sanders Dec. 5, 1995 at Little Rock, Ark.

The couple made there home in Seminole for several years before moving to Holdenville in August of this year.

He worked as a mechanic in the oil and natural gas industry.

He loved to fish and hunt and he attended the Church of the Refuge.

He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Howard, of Seminole; his son, Matt Sanders of Seminole; mother and step-father, Brenda and David Barrett of Bakersfield, Calif., father and step-mother, David and Teresa Howard of Bakersfield, Calif., maternal grandparents, Charles and Greta McFerrin of Hugo; paternal grandfather, Bill Howard of Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Matt Howard and Clint Howard both of Bakersfield, Calif.; and other relatives and friends.

Mary Howard

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mary Jane Howard are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole.

Rev. Basil Keenan, OSB, will officiate.

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

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Mary passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 53.

She was born in Falfurrias, Texas to Robert G. Howard and Margaret Pierce Howard on Dec. 13, 1949.

Mary grew up in the Wewoka area and graduated in 1968 from Wewoka High School.

She suffered a fall while still in high school, which left her disabled but did not daunt her will or spirit.

Mary continued her education and received her Associate’s degree from St. Gregory’s in Shawnee, and her Associate’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.

She dedicated her life to her family and friends, and especially her nieces and nephews, who were her greatest joy.

Survivors include her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Robert and Pam Howard, Hobbs, N.M., John C. and Carolyn Howard, Oklahoma City, Margaret and Dave Snyder, Edmond, Barbara M. Griggs, Yukon, Pascal and Janet Howard, Morgan City, La., Joan and John Imes, Oklahoma City, James and Tracy Howard, Norman and Philip and Jane Howard, Wewoka; 28 nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Chad Willimon, Jon Derouen, John A. Howard, James E. Howard, Kyle Kiker, Jeremy Howard, Tim Howard, and Lance Snyder.

Honorary bearers will be Robert Howard, John C. Howard, Lee P. Howard, Pascal Howard, James Howard, Philip Howard, and Robert Lee.

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Bill Howell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Bill Howell were held March 28at Branstetter-Merritt Funeral Home with interment at Resthaven Gardens.

He was born March 30, 1928 in Seminole to Jesse and Lula (Burton) Howell and died on March 25, 2003.

He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1946.

He was in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.

He worked for Continental Bakery, Altec Lansing and retired from IEC in 1990.

He married Frances Jeanne Carter on July 10, 1965, and was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

His parents and beloved wife preceded him in death.

His daughter Karen survives him.

Naomi Kaye Howell

Wake service for lifelong Seminole resident, Naomi Kaye Howell have been scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the family home located at 1752 N. Ideal.

She died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at the age of 53 in Shawnee.

She was born Sept.4, 1949 in Seminole to Utah E. Smith and Margaret Agnes (Curley) Smith.

She was married to her first husband, Jimmy Lindsay and her second husband, Bobby Clower, Sr.

She had been working as the kitchen supervisor at Seminole Estates since October.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her first husband, Jimmy Lindsay of Oklahoma City; her second husband, Bobby Clower, Sr. of Wolf; two sons, Timothy Quinn Lindsay of Shawnee and Bobby Clower of Seminole; two daughters, Sherri Fixico of Shawnee and Julia Clower of Bowlegs; one brother, William Howell of Seminole; two sisters, Betty Mason of Seminole and Shirley Deatherage of Shawnee; and 12 grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

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Warren Hubbard

Funeral services for former Lima resident Warren Kenneth Hubbard are pending in San Diego, Calif.

Hubbard died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 in San Diego.

He grew up in Lima and attended Lima Elementary School and Douglas High School in Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. W.W. and Beatrice Hubbard; and one sister, Edna Posey.

Hubbard is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, Michael; two daughters, Terrie and Helena Hubbard; one grandson; three brothers, James of National City, Calif., Alfred of Washington, D.C., and Ural of Colorado Springs of Colo.; and seven sisters, Jean Wright of Seminole, Lois Broussard, Vera Jones, Veinedy Wright, Hope Hayes, Faye Jones of Maryland, and Glenn Dora Grant of Wichita, Kans.

Carroll Melvin Hudson

Funeral services for Carroll Melvin Hudson, father-in-law of Seminole resident Cindy Hudson, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Baptist Church.

Pastor Jim Evans will officiate, with the message being brought by Pastor Mike Raines of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Norman.

Burial will follow at the Sickles Cemetery in Lookeeba-Sickles, under the direction of Turner Funeral Home of Hinton.

Melvin passed away Friday, March 7, 2003.

He was born to Oland Hudson and Floy Blood on June, 22, 1932 in Binger (Willow)

Melvin was a resident of the Manor Care Nursing Facility in Warr Acres.

He was raised on the family farm, and attended school at Eakly.

After military service in the U.S. Army from 1955-1956,being stationed at Ft. Sill, Melvin became a truck driver and then a Missionary Baptist Preacher in Shawnee.

Melvin pastored churches in Konawa and Carnegie.

He also helped build Hwy 99 between Ada and Seminole, and operated and built bridges for Seminole County for 13 years.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lavon Hudson Childers, Lavern Hudson Cecil, and Melba Fay Hudson Clay; and one step-grandchild, Jacob Paul Raines.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Nelvin and Cindy Hudson, on daughter, Jawanna Moore and her husband Chuck; step-children, Kerman Raines, Mike Raines and his wife Mona Raines, and Ann Haven and her husband Jack. Havens; three grandchildren, Michael David Hudson, Derrik Thomas, and Chad Thomas; four step-grandchildren, Sara Raines Fawcett, Matt Raines, Ravin Werthen, and Rozi Werthen; two step-great-grandchildren, Sydney Fawcett, and Jacob Cale Raines; and one sister, Jowanna Jean Hudson of Anadarko.

Pallbearers will be Michael Cecil, Robert Childers, Donnie Chambers, Lonnie King, Warren Miller, and Rex Miller.

Honorary bearers will be J.T. Heard of Konawa, Junior Price of Konawa, and Leon Branscum of Perry.

Bobby Lee Hughes

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Bobby Lee Hughes are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jul7y 23, at the little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

He died July 21, 2003, at the age of 77 at McAlester Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 13, 1926 in Carr Creek to Robert Loon Hughes and Mary Roy (Kinnard) Hughes.

He was married to Loretta C. (Bet) Hughes on March 5, 1949 in Primeville, Ore.

She preceded him in death Aug. 26, 1994.

He was a retired truck driver for Dolese Brothers Concrete Company and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and his son, Gary Hughes.

He is survived by four sons, Jim Hughes of Newalla, Bill Hughes of Oklahoma City, Tommy Hughes of Holdenville and Kenny Hughes of Seminole; two daughters, Karen Hughes of Seminole and Bobbie Williams of Elk City; 22 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Officiating the services will be John Garner.

 

 

 

Hump Halsey

Funeral services for Seminole native, Hump Halsey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Guthrie.

He died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the age of 82 in Colonial Estaes Nursing Home, Guthrie.

He and his wife, Eddie Lou, worked most of their lives on the ranch, Wild Cat Curve Angus Farms, between Guthrie and Madill.

They sold the ranch about seven years ago when Halsey became too ill to work it.

He was a pilot, cowboy, roper, rodeo clown, rancher, cattle breeder and philanthroppist.

Juanita Hutchings

Funeral services for long time Seminole County resident, Juanita Irene Hutchings of Maud, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Bristow City Cemetery in Bristow under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Hutchings died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at the age of 89 at her home in Maud.

She was born Nov. 5, 1914, in Burleson, Ala. to William Jehu Ledbetter and Henrietta (White) Ledbeter.

Hutchings moved to Maud from Alabama 79 years ago.

She married Charles Raymond Hutchings on Sept. 15, 1946.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charels on June. 2, 1962; and three brothers, Joe, Willie and Ernest Ledbetter.

She is survived by one son, Charles Hutchings and wife, Joyce of Yukon and one grandchild.

Pall bearers will be Curtis O’Daniel, Steve O’Daniel, Charles Pierce, Jim Jones and Mitch Adams.

Phillip Lester Hutchinson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Phillip Lester Hutchinson, are scheduled for Monday at 11 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church in Wewoka.

He died June 2, 2003, at the age of 23, in Unity North Hospital of Shawnee.

He was born Aug. 16, 1979, in Oklahoma City to the late Richard Howard Hutchinson and Irene (Howard) Hutchinson.

He lived in Wewoka, attended Wewoka Elementary School and played elementary football in Wewoka.

He moved to Norman in 1989 and attended jr. high school at Irving Middle School.

He also attended Norman High School finishing the 11th grade.

He was a former member of St. Paul Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, George and Albert.

Survivors include his stepmother, Loretta Hutchinson of Wewoka; one daughter, Jerika Hutchinson of Norman; brothers, Richard Phillips, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Glen, Kenneth, Ronnie, John, Gregory and David Phillips, all of Los Angeles, Calif., Tony Warrior of Wewoka, George Bryant Hutchinson of Norman and Ray Warrior of Ada; sisters, Jeanette Phillips Raily, Della Phillips, Diane Phillips and Cassandra Scott, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; Sohilia Nicole Hutchinson and Cora Jean Warrior of Wewoka; and Calvaline Williams of Ada.

Officiating pastor will be Rev. Reginald V. Woods.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

 

J.W. "Bill" Hutchison

Word has been received of the death of J.W. "Bill" Hutchison, who served in the Seminole County Assessors office in the late 1940’s.

He died Oct. 7, 2003, at the age of 83, after a year-long battle with stroke complications.

He was born March 14, 1920, in Wilburton to Roy and Martha Hutchison.

As an attorney, he was a member of the Oklahoma Bar for over 50 years.

He served in the Seminole County Assessors office, Midwest City Municipal Judge and also served several years as Associate District Judge for Oklahoma County.

He is survived by one brother, Robert Hutchison of Houston, Texas; one Son, David Hutchison of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Debi Merzer and several grandchildren, all of Midwest City.

No services are planned.

Mandy Lee Hyatt

Funeral services for Mandy Lee Hyatt, sister of Seminole resident, Velma Brumley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Little Cemetery in Seminole.

She died on June 5, 2003, at the age of 90, in Stillwater.

She was born May 6, 1913 in Seminole County to James Henry and Minnie (Carrigan) Estep.

She was married to Floyd Mike Hyatt, who died on May 9, 1980.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother as well as a special friend to many.

She loved her large family and her friends throughout her life.

She enjoyed fishing, giving garage sales, canning, sewing, country music and making a summer garden.

She also enjoyed cooking for her children and grandchildren.

She recently celebrated her 90th birthday at the Westhaven Nursing Home in Stillwater, where she enjoyed being a resident for the past year and a half.

Her parents, three brothers, four sisters, three sons, one daughter, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Glen Hyatt and Carl Hyatt, both of Perry; five daughters, Pearl Turner of Edmond, Marie Barber and Wanda Williams, both of Stillwater, Pauline Gottfried and Evelyn Thornbrue, both of Perry; one brother, Rev. Andrew Estep of Wewoka; one sister, Velma Brumley of Seminole; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene of Perry in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Linda Sue Ivy

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Linda Sue (Jones) Ivy, now of Raleigh, N.C., were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 at the Sasawka Assembly of God Church with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

Interment followed at Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ivy died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in Atlanta, Ga.

She was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Holdenville to Lawrence Jones and Estie (Price) Jones.

She was married to Jesse Calvin Ivy on Feb 14, 2000, in Memphis, Tenn.

Ivy was an accountant for the State of North Carolina Dept. of Public Education.

She was a member of the Nuese Baptist Church of Raleigh, N.C.

She received her B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Alaska.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Kay Brock.

She is survived by Jesse "Cal: Ivy of the home, one son, Richrad Forbes of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Susan Toole of Smithville, N.C.; one stepson, Danny Ivy of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one step daughter, Allison Sullivan, also of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one sister, Inetha Watters Yeargan of Ada; two brothers, Claude Jones of Luther and Bobby Jones of Konawa; seven grandchildren, step grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Casket bearers included Scott Jones, Steve Jones, Jack Merrell, Joe Flanary, Harlis Yeargan and Aubrey Bryce.

 

 

Herbert Jackson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Herbert Ray Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at the Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Jones officiating.

Interment will follow at the Tate Mt. Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jackson died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at the age of 61 at Texhoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.

He was born April 25, 1942, to Herbert Roy Jackson and Mamie (Hamrick) Farmer in Seminole.

He grew up in Wolf and graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1960.

He was married to his loving wife, Anita Allen Berryhill.

Jackson was a retired oil field worker for the Hughes Oil Company in Houston, Texas and also worked for Varel Manufacturing in Dallas, Texas.

He had served in the United States Air Force.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived b his wife, Anita Allen Berryhill, of the home, one son, Scott Jackson and wife Roma; one daughter, Brandi Vannoy and husband Don; one sister, Noma Singhisen; two grandchildren, Brittani and Maddison Vannoy as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Sue Jackson

Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident, Sue Jackson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ at Little.

She died Aug. 7, 2003, at the age of 76 at Pioneer Nursing Home, Seminole.

She was born Sept 1, 1926, in Seminole to longtime Seminole residents, Luther West and Elizabeth (Davis) West.

Her grandfather, John West was one of the founding fathers of Seminole and established the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was married to Fred Jackson on Jan. 7, 1947 in Seminole.

She and her husband, Fred initially established a home in the Strother community, but in 1950 moved to Oklahoma City.

Upon his retirement in 1985, they returned to Seminole to live among relatives and friends.

She was a homemaker and she and her husband were members of the Church of Christ at Little.

She is survived by her spouse, Fred Jackson of the home, Son and daughter-in-law, Morris and Deloris Jackson of Norman; Daughter and son-in-law, Connie Sue and Navoy Skinenr of Wanette; six grandchildren, Allan Skinner of Wanette, Gary Don Skinner and Donna Sue Carrillo of Lexington, Mark Jackson and Matthew Jackson of Norman and Marta Coombs of Edmond; and 14 great grandchilren.

Casket Bearers will be Christopher Skinner, Gary Skinner, Josh Skinner, Rufino Carrillo, Mark Jackson and Matthew Jackson.

Minister Rusty Dawson and Swearingen Funeral Home will conduct a memorial service at the Church of Christ, Little

Veneta Charles Jackson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Veneta Charles Jackson is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

She died Aug. 1, 2003, at the age of 95 at Seminole Estates.

She was born Dec. 5, 1907, in Windsor, Mo. to Charles Lockwood and Sally Kathrine (Houston) Lockwood.

She was married to Lehman Jackson.

She also lived in Oklahoma City, Sapulpa and Ponca City.

She was a homemaker and also worked for John A. Brown Department Store in Oklahoma City for several years.

She was a member of Hilltop Assembly of God Church where she played the piano for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1977, sister, Geneva Hill and two brothers.

She is survived by Ruby Cochran of Fall Brook, Calif., Lonnie Hill of Noble, numerous nieces and nephews as well as many other family and friends.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

 

Cecil Jefferson

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Cecil Jefferson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at the Earlsboro Cemetery with Rev. Moses Jones officiating.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at the age of 67 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Jefferson was born April 17, 1936, in Smithville to Henrietta Jefferson James.

He married Betty (Bowman) Jefferson on Feb. 20, 1985 in Oklahoma City.

He was a retired minister and welder.

Jefferson pastored at many churches including some in the Maud area.

His denomination was Independent Full Gospel

He was preceded in death by his mother; grandmother; and great grandmother.

He is survived by his spouse, Betty of the home; two sons, Arnold Dean Jefferson of Beggs and Michael Jefferson of Ada; one step son, Richard Whitman of Earlsboro; two daughters, Debbie Jefferson and Beatrice Berryhill of Okmulgee; four stepdaughters, Charlotte Fullbright and Paula Elliott, both of Oklahoma City, Theresa Henson of Minot, N.D. and Carol Whitman of Tecumseh; one half-brother, two half-sisters, Shirley Hawkins and Kathy Cogburn; many brothers of the Jones Academy; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

 

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Katherine H. Jenkins

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Katherine H. Jenkins are pending with Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

She died Aug. 14, 2003, at the age of 95.

Full obituary information to follow.

Katherine H. Jenkins

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Katherine H. Jenkins are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 at the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

She died Aug. 14, 2003, at the age of 95 in Maud.

She was born March 9, 1908 in Tecumseh to Charles Harrington and Mattie (Tribbey) Harrington.

She was married to Earl E. Jenkins on March 9, 1929 in Tecumseh.

He preceded her in death of Jan. 10, 1975.

She moved to Maud 30 years ago.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Maud Order of Eastern Star, Tecumseh Senior Citizens and Tecumseh Live Wires.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, one son, two brothers and her parents.

She is survived by her children, Robert Jenkins of Norman, Carl Jenkins of Shawnee, and Mary F. Zeller of Maud; one sister, Margaret Herrington of Tecumseh;10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Casket will remain open at the First Baptist Church from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Monday.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons, James Zeller, David Zeller, Bryan Jenkins, Earl Jenkins, Roderick Jenkins Alexander Jenkins and Kenneth Jenkins.

Honorary bearers will be her granddaughters, Kathy Zeller, Captain Sara Jenkins and Carol Williams.

Rev. John Watts of Simms, Texas, assisted by Rev. Tim Walker of Tecumseh will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery in Tecumseh under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

 

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Jett on Dean’s List

Western State College of Colorado Dean’s List included, Rachel Jett, Seminole High School graduate.

Jett’s major is Mathematics.

To qualify for the Dean’s List students must earn a GPA of 3.7 or above for at least 12 credit hours.

Johnnie K. Buckner

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Johnnie K. Buckner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillabee Indian Baptist Church in Hanna.

She died Aug. 2, 2003, at the age of 47 in Oklahoma City.

She was retired

All arrangements are under the direction of Midtown Tulsa Chapel in Tulsa.

Hattie M. Johns

Services for longtime Seminole County resident, Hattie M. Johns is scheduled for Friday, July 18 at 12 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Seminole.

She passed from this life on July 13, 2003, after 95 years.

She along with her husband, Calvin R. Johns, Sr. (deceased) with whom she was married for over 70 years, dedicated their lives to the religious and educational success of the Seminole County.

She may be viewed Thursday at Myers Mortuary in Wewoka and she will lie in state at Ebenezer Baptist Church Friday, beginning at 10 a.m.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Johns of Seminole and Calvin (Barbara) Johns of Montgomery, Ala.; her grandchildren, Dennis (mother Bernice deceased), Janice (Steven), Charisse, Calvin III, Jacques, Mark, and Clark (Elna) (mother, Annette); her great grandhcildren, Annette, Marquita, Jacques, Jr., Clark II and Ashley, her sister, Jeannette Miller; and nephews, Charles (Henrietta), Richard and Clark.

The family requests no flowers, but make contributions to the United Negro College Fund.

The family will match all donations given.

Make checks payable to the United Negro College Fund and mail to P.O. Box 724, Seminole, Ok. 74818-0724.

Rev. Larry Payne will officiate the service.

Interment will follow in Resthaven Cemetery, Seminole.

 

 

 

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Connie

Johnson

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Connie Jean (Gasaway) Johnson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Johnson died at her residence in Oklahoma City on April 11, 2003 at the age of 53.

She was born on October 13 1949 in Oklahoma City.

She was a graduate of Capital Hill School in Oklahoma City in 1967.

Her parents and one sister, Sherriann Goodrich, preceded her in death.

One sister Trina Ragland of Adis, La., her stepmother, Emley Gasaway of Oklahoma City; and two stepsisters survive her, Barbara King of Oklahoma City and Marion Johnson of Edmond.

Rev. Jimmy Freeman will officiate.

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

Eula Mae Johnson

A memorial service for Eula Mae (Aldridge) Johnson is set for 2 p.m. at the Cromwell Baptist Church in Cromwell.

She died on March 30, 2003 at the age of 65 in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

She was born on November 20, 1937 to Marlon "Gebo" Aldridge and Vivian (Crenshaw) Aldridge.

She is survived by Robert F. Johnson of Glenwood Springs; one daughter, Susan Lasiter of Olympia Washington; three step-daughters and one stepson;three sisters, Janis Aldridge of McAlister, Leta Bourque of Cromwell, Mary Woody of Prague; Gene aldridge of Cromwell and many other relatives and close friends.

She attended Excelsior School then moved to Ontario, California where she retired from General Telephone and she then moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo.

She was a special angel, kind, generous and loving and always gave of herself.

Franklin Johnson

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Bowlegs native Franklin Johnson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Smith and Kernke Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Smith and Kernke Funeral Directors.

Johnson died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at Manor Care South at the age of 75.

He was born May 2, 1927 in Bowlegs to Bennie Johnson and Mary Lowe.

He worked in civil service for Tinker Air Force Base.

 

James R.

Johnson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, James R. Johnson were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home in Del City.

He died July 12, 2003, at the age of 64.

He was born on April 16, 1939, in Bowlegs to Willie and Tava Johnson.

He was an early graduate of Del City High School, excelled in wrestling, track and football. He was recruited to wrestle for OU, was an avid fisherman and hunter as well as a 1st Lt. in the Army and a 32nd degree mason.

He joined the Oklahoma County Sheriffs Mounted Patron in Feb, 1988.

He planted a large garden, supplying relatives, friends and neighbors the good things he produced.

He worked with wood all his life, recently selling the last company he founded, Johnson Crafting Company.

He is survived by his wife, Kay; two sons, Nick and Jeff; one sister, LaVon Linton; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

Joseph Jack Johnson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Joseph Jack Johnson, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ of Wewoka.

Johnny Hinton and Eddie Neill will officiate.

Committal Service and interment will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Crystal Cemetery, Southeast of Atoka, in Atoka County, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Johnson died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his home North of Wewoka, at the age of 84.

He was born in the Farris Community, Atoka County, Okla. on Aug. 18, 1918, to Kent Johnson and Irene McClendon Johnson.

Johnson grew up in Atoka County and attended school in Crystal and graduated from Atoka High School.

He was a self-employed farmer and rancher throughout his lifetime.

Johnson moved to Wewoka about 18 years ago to be closer to his family.

Johnson is survived by his sister, Edith Loree Jeffery, Wewoka; one nephew Kent Winters, Shawnee; three nieces, Joy Zeier, Phallis Taylor, and Nelda Neill, all of Wewoka; 9 great nephews and nieces and 8 great-great nephews and nieces, and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Edwin Johnson; and one sister, Rosemond Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Johnson’s great-nephews, Russell Neill, Scotty Taylor, Aaron Taylor, James Zeier, Gabe Savely and Rod Hawkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rowdy Kincade, Raymond Cain, Larry Bailey, and John Bender.

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Londo Johnson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Londo Earl Johnson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Revs. Robert Cocke and Houston Tiger will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Middle Creek #2 Church Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson passed away Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada at the age of 71.

He was born to Willeya Johnson and Mammie (Stewart) Johnson on Aug. 15, 1931 in Wewoka, and attended Hilltop Schools in Wewoka.

Londo married Joy (Jones) Johnson on May 5, 1970 in Lubbock, Texas.

He was a retired welder, working for Independent Tank Company.

Londo attended the Middle Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Mammie Graham and Anice Johnson; three brothers, Freeman Johnson, Leeman Johnson, and John Taylor; and one half-sister, Edna Miller.

Londo is survived by his wife, Joy, of the home; one son, Albert Johnson, of the home; daughters and son-in-laws, Janice and Bobby Gardner, Midland, Texas, Linda Johnson, Roundrock, Texas, Leema and Gary Dewitt, Creyton, Mo., Nancy and Joe Bardeleben, Leandor, Texas, Amanda and Chauncey Cravens, Wewoka, and Tawanna and Mike McElroy, Cromwell; two step-sons, Damon and Brian Bearden; one step-daughter, Lisa Harris; two sisters, Leona Moppin, Seminole, and Julia Johnson, Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren, Billy, Russell, and Randy Gardner, Joseph Bardeleben, Tim Graham, Bryton, Damon, and Joyce Cravens, Brent Graham, Caleb and Jacob McElroy, and Crystal Brown; and four great-grandchildren, Revyn and Chasen Brown, Makayla Graham, and Kimberlyn Gardner.

Mr. Johnson’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

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Arlene Johnston

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Arlene Smith Johnston, are scheduled for 2 p.m,. Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Arlene passed away Monday, March 10, 2003.

She was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Smith on Aug. 3, 1924 in Oilton.

Her family moved to Seminole when she was four-years-old.

Arlene was the youngest child and only daughter, growing up with two brothers, Foy and Troy Smith.

She was a 1942 graduate of Seminole High School.

On April 9, 1945, Arlene married Charles Johnston Jr.

Arlene gave birth to one son, State Senator Jeff Johnston.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1982.

Arlene is survived by many who loved her including her husband Charles Johnston, Jr., of the home, one brother, Troy Smith, Oklahoma City; her grandchildren, Katie Roberts, Jeff Morris, and Peter Morris; and her great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Grace Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Don Gill, Larry Branscum, Dickey Bryan, Bryon Gates, and Stanley Blakemore.

Her family is confident of her faith and that she went home to the Lord God and is reunited with her son.

Jeffrey Smith Johnston-Morris

Private funeral services for Former Seminole resident, Jeffrey Smith Johnston- Morris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Historic Strothers Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

He died Aug. 2, 2003, at the age of 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Full obituary information is pending with Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Gwendolyn Jones

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Gwendolyn Lee Jones were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Wesley Martin was to officiate the services.

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

Jones died Friday, May 16, 2003 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 63.

She was born to Johnny Pickett and Gladys (Van) Pickett on Jan. 13, 1940 in Wewoka.

She married Bobby Jones on May 27, 1957 in Konawa.

Jones was a seamstress with Wrangler, and was a member of the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one infant son, David Jones.

Jones is survived by her husband, Bobby, of the home; three sons, Johnny Jones, Maud, Michael Jones, Shawnee, and Eric Jones, St. Louis; one daughter, Ladonna Bryce, Konawa; one sister, Nyoka Griffen, Shawnee; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Helen Jones

Graveside services for Seminole County native, Helen Lee Coursey Jones will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, with Brother Bobby Roe, officiating.

Jones died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at the age of 76 at the McLoud Nursing Center.

She was born May 20, 1926, in Wewoka.

Jones is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones, and her parents, Gus and Bernice (Sturgis) Coursey.

She is survived by one son, Howard Scroggins of Virginia Beach, Va; one daughter, Melody (Scroggins) Butler, Utah; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, JoAnn Harber of Midwest City and Peggy Scism of Wewoka; one brother, Robert Coursey of Wewoka; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

 

Lincoln Jones

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lincoln Earl Jones, 20, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow in Harjo family cemetery.

Jones died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Seminole after an auto accident.

A full obituary will follow next week.

Lincoln Earl Jones

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Lincoln Earl "Tego" Jones are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

He died June 7, 2003, at the age of 20, at the University Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 7, 1983, in Ada, to Thomas Frederick Jones, Sr. and Sylvia Jean Harjo.

He attended Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church Number 2

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lina Harjo; his brother, Glen Ray Harjo; and two nephews, Jacob Harjo and Jeremy Snyder.

Survivors include Thomas Jones, Sr. and Sylvia Jean Harjo, both of Seminole, mother of his children, Cassendra Underwood; daughter, Cameron Rae Jones; his son, Ashton Ray Jones, all of the home; grandmother, Linda Alexander of Norman; two brothers, Thomas Frederick Jones, Jr. of the home and Dan Jones of Oklahoma City; sisters, Cathryn Harjo, Angela Harjo and Lana Jones, all of Seminole; Carolyn Jones of Moore and Muriel Wright of Tampa, Fla.

 

Wake services will be held on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the home of Angela Harjo.

Casket bearers will be Jimmy Harjo, Jr., Kirk Fye, Brandon Minner, Robbie Tiger, William Snyder and Kyle Coody.

Honorary bearers include Thomas Jones, Jr., Cameron Rae Jones and Ashton Ray Jones.

Revs. Dorsey Nero and Webster Fixico will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

 

Loraine Jones

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Loraine Elva (Rhinehart) Jones are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Konawa.

Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at the Konawa City Cemetery, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jones died Sunday Jan. 26, 2003 in Topeka, Kan., at the age of 100.

She was born in Greenville, Texas on April 1, 1902.

Jones lived in Konawa most of her life, and married Owen B. Jones in 1918 in Konawa.

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

Jones was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Owen Jones; one brother, Fred Rhinehart; and a half-brother, Johnny Johnson.

She is survived by one son, Theron Jones, Tuttle; three daughters, Nadine Novick, Hot Springs, Ark., Maxine Thomas, Oklahoma City, and Betty Flake, Topeka, Kan.; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pauline Jones

Funeral services for Pauline Puckett Jones, mother of Wewoka residents, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Midway Baptist church with Rev. Phillip Mullins officiating.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

She died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at the age of 84.

She was born April 24, 1919, in Okfuskee County to Martin Puckett and Ollie Black Puckett.

Jones was raised in Okfuskee and Hughes Counties and attended several rural schools.

She married Woodrow L. Jones on Jan. 18, 1941, in Ft. Smith, Ark., but remained in the Hughes County area.

She retired from Wewoka Schools where she worked many years as a cook in the cafeteria.

She was a very active citizen.

She served as a "Pink Lady" for the Holdenville General Hospital and was a longtime member of Midway Baptist Church.

In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, attending water aerobic classes, reading her Bible and sharing her life with her grandchildren.

The family always enjoyed a home cooked meal when they visited.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Woodrow; one daughter, Mary Conn; two brothers, Dale and Dean Puckett; and one grandson, Eric Jason Jones.

She is survived by her daughter, Marchetta Black of Wewoka, sons, Mark Jones of Wewoka and Eddie Jones of Broken Arrow; brothers, Marvin Puckett of Stroud, Ray Puckett of Tulsa, Allen Puckett of Holdenville and Wayne Puckett of Enid; one sister, Lela Kirkland of Hugoton, Kan.; ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

Steven Jones

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Steven Ray Jones, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa.

Brother Wesley Martin will officiate.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Jones died Monday, June 23, 2003 at his home in Visalia, Calif., following a brief courageous battle with cancer at the age of 50.

He was born to Woodrow Jones and Lorene (Crosby) Jones on Aug. 5, 1952 in Sasakwa.

Jones grew up in the Sasakwa area, and graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1970.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1971.

Jones married Ruby Alexander in Springville, Calif., and the couple made their home in Visalia, Calif., until his passing.

During his life, Jones was a security guard with Triple A Security Services.

Jones is survived by his wife, Ruby, of the home; five children, Eric Jones, Lawton, Holly Knizley, Pearl River, La., Zachary Jones, Holdenville, Carla Clifton, Sallisaw, and Andy Gomez, Visalia, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Jones, Spring, Texas, and Ronald Jones, Seminole; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenora Lorene Crosby Jones on April 3, 1959; his step-mother, Ollie Whisenhunt Jones in 1986; his father, Woodrow, on Jan. 19, 1999; one brother, Jimmy Leon Jones on July 30, 1999; and his aunt, Helen Crosby Thornton.

Pallbearers will be Robert Jones, Ronnie Jones, Bobby Parker, Billy Clifton, Brad Driver, and Keith Byerly.

Honorary bearers are Tyler Clifton, and Edward Ballard.

The Chickasaw Nation Honor Color Guard will perform the Flag Ceremony.

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William Joseph Jr.

Funeral services for William (Joe) Joseph, Jr., brother of Seminole resident Elizabeth Hogan, are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003 at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas, Texas.

Interment will follow at the Nacona City Cemetery in Nacona, Texas, under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Joseph died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at his home in Dallas.

He was born to Nelle Priddy Mosley and William Joseph, Sr., on Jan. 21, 1944 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

A 1962 graduate of Ruidoso High School, Joseph earned his B.A. at Texas Tech, and his M.A. at the University of Arkansas.

A college professor, he taught in West Virgina and at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Since 1974, Joseph has taught at Richland College in Dallas.

Joseph loved cats, books, geneology, opera and the Sidekicks.

He was an active member of the Democratic Party, and past treasurer of the Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition of Dallas.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Shirley Sue Mosley.

He is survived by his sister, Gem Elizabeth Hogan, Seminole, one nephew, Richard Hogan and one niece, Lisa Hogan Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Joseph’s name to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Society.

Thomas Joyner

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident, Thomas Edward Joyner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Little Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Joyner died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at the age of 70 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Eufaula to James Otis Joyner and Maggie Leona (Slay) Joyner.

He was married to Donnie (Walker) Joyner on Nov. 21, 1957, in Seminole.

Joyner was retired from Ford Tool in Perryton, Texas in 1977 after 16 years of services.

He moved to Seminole in 1978 to start his own business, Black Top Value.

He attended school in Vamoosa and was a Veteran of the U. S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and his oldest son, Charles Joyner on April 1, 1996.

He is survived by his spouse, Donnie June Joyner, of the home; two sons, Thomas E. Joyner of Hawaii and Clint Joyner of the home; three daughters, Kim Hubbard of San Antonio, Texas, Shirley Madden of Sterling, Kan. and Debbie Davis of Sterling, Kan.; three brothers, Vaughn Joyner of Perryton, Tx., Roy Joyner of Henryetta and J.O. Joyner of Hennessey; five sisters, Jane Mathews of Seminole, Stella Brown of Cromwell, Shirley Meeks of Davis, Mary Alice Ramsey of Stillwater and Sue Garner of Arizona; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Thomas Joyner, Clint Joyner, Grant Smith, Gary Anderson and Eric Anderson.

 

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Lula Mae Harjo Kaney

Lula Mae Harjo Kaney, a longtime Seminole County resident, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2003, at Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She had lived in Maud for many years until moving to Seminole Estates.

Mrs. Kaney was born on Aug. 18, 1927, in Hughes County to Johnnie Harjo and Elmina McPerryman Harjo.

She married James Kaney Sr. on Jan. 9, 1950. They had six children.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed making quilts, gardening, listening to and singing Native American hymns.

She was a Seminole Nation tribal member and a member of the Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Mrs. Kaney was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Kaney Sr. in 1978; one infant son, Henry Willie Kaney; one daughter, Joyce Kaye Fixico; two brothers, Leslie and Cecil Harjo; two sisters, Imogene Harjo Tobias and Angela Harjo, who died as an infant; one grandson, Micco James Coody; son-in-law Roger Felson; and a special friend, A.B. Harjo.

Survivors include two daughters, Elmina Kaney Felson and Faye Kaney Coody, both of Seminole; two sons, Leonard and James Kaney Jr., both of Seminole; one brother, Charlie D. Harjo of Wewoka; and one brother-in-law, Edmond Harjo of Ada.

She is also survived by six grandchildren, Kyle Coody, Devene Felson, Wenayv and Leslie Fixico, all of Seminole; Leighton Felson and Winona Felson Lamb of California; and two great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Fixico and Gavin Hill, both of Seminole.

Wake services are planned for 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Faye Coody’s home.

At 6 p.m. Monday, a wake service is planned at Swearingen Funeral Home chapel.

Mrs. Kaney will lie in state at the funeral home until Tuesday; she will be moved at 3 p.m. to Sand Creek Eufaula Church in Wewoka for an all-night wake service.

Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday July 30 at Sand Creek Eufaula Church, with burial at High Springs Cemetery in Konawa.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Edward Bear will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Pallbearers will include Leighton Felson, Henry Factor, Clifford Harjo, Douglas Meashintubby, Bobby Lena and Kelly Fixico.

Honorary pallbearers will include Matthew Meashintubby, Floyd Johnson, Charles Little, James Galbreath, Randy Harjo, Tommy Walters and Dr. Gary D. Bond.

 

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Lula Mae Harjo Kaney

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Lula Mae Harjo Kaney are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sand Creek Eufaula Church in Wewoka.

She died on July 25, 2003, at the age of 75 at Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 18,1927, in Hughes County to Johnnie Harjo and Elmina McPerryman Harjo.

She married James Kaney, Sr. on Jan. 9, 1950.

They had six children.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed making quilts, gardening, listening to and singing Native American Hymns.

She was a Seminole Nation Tribal Member and a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James in 1978, one infant son, Henry Willie Kaney; one daughter, Joyce Kaney Fixico; two brothers, Leslie and Cecil Harjo; two sisters, Angela Harjo, an infant, and Imogene Harjo Tobias; one grandson, Micco James Coody, a son-in-law, Roger Felson and a special friend, A.B. Harjo.

She is survived by two daughters, Elmina Kancy Feltson and Faye Kaney Coody, both of seminole; two sons, Leonard Kaney and James Kaney, Jr., both of Seminole, one brother, Charlie D. Harjo of Wewoka, one brother-in-law, Edmond Harjo of Ada; 6 grandchildren, Kyle Coody, Devne Felson, Wenayv and Leslie Fixico, all of Seminole; Leighton Felson, Winona Felson Lamb of California; and two great grandchildren, Kyleigh Fixico and Gavin Hill, both of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Leighton Felson, Henry Factor, Clifford Harjo, Douglas Meashintubby, Bobby Lena and Kelly Fixico.

Honorary bearers will be Matthew Meashintubby, Floyd Johnson, Charles Little, James Galbreath, Randy Harjo, Tommy Walters and Dr. Gary D. Bond.

Wake services will be held at Faye Coody’s home on Saturday and Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

Monday at 6 p.m. there will be a wake service at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

She will lie in state at Swearingen Funeral Home until Tuesday at 3 p.m., at which time she will be moved to Sand Creek Eufaula Church in Wewoka for an all night wake service.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Edward Bear will officiate.

Interment will be at High Springs Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

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Debra Lynn

(Cummings) Kay

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Debra Lynn (Cummings) Kay are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Harry Smith officiating.

Public viewing will be held at Havenbrook Funeral Home from Wednesday, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 30.

Services are under the direction of Havenbrook funeral Home of Norman.

Kay died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at the age of 44 in Norman.

She was born in Seminole to Chuck and Joyce Cummings and lived in Seminole for a year and a half.

She then moved to Albuquerque, N.M. until she was 14.

She then moved back to Seminole to live with her Aunt Carole and Uncle Jim Robertson.

She attended Seminole High School and then moved to Tulsa where she met and married Tim Kay.

They were married on April 29, 1979, for 24 wonderful years.

She served as governess for Bob and Cyndi Beam’s four children while in Tulsa until 1986, when she moved to Norman.

Kay graduated from the Moore/Norman Technology Center LPN program with honors in 1988.

She then worked at Riveroaks Nursing Home and Rivermont Retirement Center in Norman.

She was a homemaker for the last five years on her acreage near Lake Thunderbird.

She enjoyed swimming, camping, fishing, gardening, children animals and shopping.

She also enjoyed time with her nieces and nephew, Sean and Melissa Livingston and Kristin and Melissa Simon.

She is survived by her husband, Tim of the home, father, Chuck Cummings and wife Doris; mother, Joyce Parker and husband Don; sister Kim Livingston and husband Greg; and her brother, Chris Cummings, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; and her baby putty, Spirit of the home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Oklahoma at 3160 W. Britton Rd, Suite E, Oklahoma City, Ok. 73120.

Condolences may be sent online at http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.html.

 

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Jamie Kean

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Jamie Lynn Walker Kean are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

She died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the age of 26.

She was born Dec. 22, 1976, to Michael Raymond Walker and Sherry Lee McClanahan.

Kean attended Butner schools.

She married Kelly Kean in Seminole on May 22, 1993.

She is survived by her father, Micheal Walker of Washington State; her mother, Sherry McNeil of Wewoka; her husband, Kelly Kean; three children, Cora Ann, Ronnie and Leon Forest Kean, all of the home; one sister, Michelle Walker Nunn of Wewoka; one half sister, Natasha McNeil also of Wewoka; grandmothers, Dorothy McClanahan of Wewoka and Lena Faye Walker of Lawton; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Kiley Kean

Funeral services for Kiley Gabrielle Kean, newborn daughter of Norman Kyle and Lori M. (Warrenburg) Kean of Seminole, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Community Church.

Ralph Jones and Drew Isaacs will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The baby was born and died Friday at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee.

She weighed seven pounds four ounces and was 18 ½ inches long.

Grandparents include Lonnie and Kim Kean and Sherry Warrenburg, all of Seminole, and Reid and Connie Warrenburg, McAlester.

Great-grandparents are Dean and Joe Booth of Norman and Nan Fowler of Seminole.

Great-great-grandmother is Alice Thrasher, Dale.

Ruby D. Keesee

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Ruby D. Keesee of Wewoka were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 4 at the Wewoka Church of Christ in Wewoka with David Gibson and Johnny Hinton officiating.

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

Keesee died Nov. 3, 2003, at the age of 88 in the Wewoka Nursing Center.

She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Westfork, Ark. to Edward and Rose Sample.

She was a longtime Wewoka resident and was associated with the Security State Bank with her husband, Joel.Keesee, whom she married in Wewoka on Sept. 8, 1940.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

She is survived by her husband, Joel Keesee of the home, one son, Carl Keesee of Austin, Texas one daughter, Sara Gibson of Commerce, Texas; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

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Flora Keithley

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Flora May (Robertson) Keithley are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral home.

Keithley died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at the age of 86 at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was born May 19, 1917, in Hazel to William H. Robertson and Ora Velma (Barrett) Robertson.

She married Burl E. Keithley, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1979.

Keithley was retired from Wetumka Hospital where she was a nurse.

She was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1977, her mother in 1992; her husband; two brothers, Arvel L. Robertson and Robert E. Lee Robertson; one sister, Ozellia Weldon and one nephew, James Ricky Robertson.

She is survived by four brothers, James A. Robertson and Roland Robertson, both of Seminole; Oland Robertson of Cleveland, Texas and W. Earl Robertson of Shawnee; two sisters, Lucellia Barber of Bangs, Texas and Retha Edmonds of Wewoka; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Michael Wayne Kelley

Funeral services for Seminole county resident, Michael Wayne Kelley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at St. Louis First Baptist Church in St. Louis.

He was born on Feb. 19. 1969 in Seminole to Harold Eugene Brewer and Zella Lorene (Wise) Brewer.

He worked as a Wal-Mart support manager for 10 years in Shawnee and taught math at Choctaw Schools for one year.

He was a member of Southwest Missionary Baptist Church in Shawnee and had most recent been attending St. Louis First Baptist Church in St. Louis.

He graduated from Maud High School in 1987 and from East Central University in Ada in 1991 with his bachelor’s degree.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Clarence and Hazel Wise and Clyde Brewer, and two uncles, Glen Brewer and Bill and Shirley Wise.

He is survived by his parents, Harold and Zella Brewer of Maud; grand mother, Velma Brewer of Shawnee; three brothers, Brian, James and John Brewer, all of Maud; two sisters, Michele Deathrage of Shawnee and Valerie Williams of Okemah; seven nephews; four nieces and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be officiated by Bro. Glen Peck.

Interment will follow at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery, Tecumseh, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

 

Ellen Kiker

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Ellen M. Kiker, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Perry Justice will officiate.

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

Kiker died at Tulsa Regional Medical Facility in Tulsa, on Sunday, March 23, 2003, at the age of 88.

She was born March 2, 1915, to Simon and Syble McCollum Fraser.

Kiker grew up in Hughes and Seminole Counties and attended Justice schools.

She married Olen Guy Kiker on Sept. 18, 1935, and they made their home and reared their daughters in Wewoka.

Kiker was a homemaker and an active member of First Assembly of God Church, Wewoka.

She was devoted to her family and church, and will be remembered in our community as a gentle person who genuinely cared for those around her.

Kiker was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Syble Fraser; her husband of 49 years, Olen Kiker on Feb. 4, 1984; one daughter, Patricia Kiker Nix, and an infant son, Jerry Olen Kiker in 1940.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Kay Chisum, Tulsa, and Janice Karnish, Ponca City; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Karnish, Dan Chisum, Scott Chisum, Chris Chisum, Kevin Nix, and Guy Strunk.

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Zoe Neta Quinn Kiker

Funeral services for Zoa Neta Quinn Kiker are scheduled for Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Minister Johnny Hinton Officiating.

Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery of Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Kiker went home to be with her heavenly father, surrounded by family and caregibers on Oct. 25, 2003.

She was the fourth child of William Thomas Quinn and Ada Weir Quinn and was born in Beaver.

She was baptized into the Lord as a young girl in the Beaver River and her dedication to her faith continued throughout her life.

Kiker was educated in the Beaver schools and received her teaching credentials after attending Panhandle A.M. in Goodwell.

She began teaching first grade in Beaver and one of her first students was her brother, Max, who was born twelve years after Kiker.

While teaching in Beaver, she met Hubert "Bud" Kiker and they were married Oct. 11, 1934, in her parent’s home.

They lived in many different towns due to the fact that his construction was involved in the building of bridges and overpasses in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Wherever they lived, she was active in church as a Bible school teacher and a member of the choic.

She worked as a volunteer in the many schools her daughters attended.

Three children were born to this union, William Davis who died at birth, Christina Ann and Kathryn Sue.

The couple enjoyed their retirement years playing golf, bridge, games with friends, fishing trips to Colorado and participating in family gatherings.

She worshipped with family and friends at Westover Hills Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her sister, three brothers and her special son-in-law, Gib Gholston.

Survivors are her daughters, Ann Kiker Katzer and son-in-law, Charlie, and Kathy Kiker Gholston; four granddaughters, Tara Downer, Lori Young, Susan Page, Monica Katzer and two grandsons, Kyle Gholston and Mike Katzer; eleven great grandchildren, Corinne, Channing, Chelsea and Candace Young, Ryan and Elise Downer, Tiffany, Amy and Eric Gholston and Riley and Gabby Page.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Retirement and Nursing Home as well as the Lone Star Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

The family asks that gifts be made to the charity of your choosing or a memorial donation to Retirement and Nursing Home, 6909 Burnet Lane, Austin, Tx. 78757.

 

Thomas Killingsworth

Graveside services for Thomsa "Tom" Lynn Killingsworth, relative of Seminole residents, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park of Shawnee.

He died on April 9, 2003 at the age of 50 in Shawnee.

Dr. Paul Calmes will officiate under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

 

Clifford

Kimery

Clifford Kimery was born on September 19, 1916 in Prague and departed this life on April 17, 2003 in Norman at the age of 86.

Clifford was the son of Jake Francis and Ethel (Herndon) Kimery.

He was a life-long resident or Prague and was a member of the Church of Christ at Little and the American Legion.

He graduated from Prague High School with the Class of 1934.

After returning from service in the military during World War II, he and his brother, Harold, founded Prague Electric and he worked as an electrician until his retirement.

Clifford married Lucille J. Duncan and she preceded him in death on February 17, 1972.

He later married Rachel (McDaniel) Reynolds in August of 1973.

She died on May 8, 1997.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Harold and Cecil Kimrey and one son, Allen Kimery.

Survivors include one son Steve Kimery of Oklahoma City; one brother, Edward Kimery of Prague; three grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with Rusty Dawson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Versa Gertrude Kimrey

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Versa Gertrude Kimrey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11 at Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She died Aug. 7, 2003, at the age of 95 in Cromwell.

She was born Oct. 15, 1907, in Waco Texas to Guy and Minnie Young Johnson.

She married James Clifford Kimrey who precedes her in death.

She attended the Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by two children, Pat Wood in 1988 and Lloyd Kimrey in 1927; and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives.

She is survived by her Children, Norman and Ruth Kimrey and June and Gene Stsricker, both of Eufaula, J.D. Kimrey and Ruby Kimrey, both of Wewoka, Kay and Joe Petis of Cromwell; sisters, Nora Webb and Beverly McIntosh, both of Tulsa; and one brother, Harold Johnson of Tioga, La.

Charles P. Craig and Harold Kimrey will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Stroud Cemetery in Stroud under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

 

Jason Lee King

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Jason Lee King, of Wewoka are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Bishop Chapel of Memories in McAlester.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, south of Seminole, at 2 p.m. under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Rev. Bart Effinger will officiate.

Family will greet friends at Bishop Funeral Home in McAlester on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

He died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at the age of 22 in Holdenville Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1980 in McAlester to Bryon and Gena Lashley King.

King grew up and attended schools in Konawa.

He married Heather Payne on April 8, 2000 in Seminole.

He was a mason and worked for Commercial Brick Company of Wewoka for the last year.

He was a baptized member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffery Bishop; grandfather, Joe King and one uncle, Scott King.

He is survived by his wife, Heather King, his son, Jeffery King, his daughter, Ireland King and his mother and father, Gena and Byron King and one sister, Chanelle Fischer, all of the home; one brother, Casey Hilton of Alva; two sisters, Shawna Bishop of Tahlequah; grandmothers, Fern King of Konawa and Helen Lashley of Holdenville; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Justin Ellis, Shannon Leslie, Zac Hanks, Mark Hailey, Ronnie Guinn, Timmy Sanders and John Knight.

Honorary pallbearers are B.J. Grimes, Jacob LaPlante, Jarod LaPlante, Bill Shelton and Juan Garcia.

 

Keith

Kingsbury

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Keith D. Kingsbury have been scheduled for April 21 at 11 a.m. at the Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

He was born on December 17, 1936 in Winfield, Kansas to Clyde C. and Julia May (Clark) Kingsbury.

He attended Beaver Creek and Otto grade schools and graduated from Dextger High School in 1955.

He grew up in Cowley County, Kansas and moved to Oklahoma in 1958, living in Prague and Seminole before moving to Choctaw.

He was married to Ann Barton.

He worked at Tinker Air Force Base for many years, retiring in 1999.

He enjoyed working with horses, watching John Wayne movies and was an avid sports fan.

He attended Highway Baptist Church, north of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clyde Kingsbury.

He is survived by his wife, Ann of the home; two sons, Keith Wayne Kingsbury and Steven Kingsbury, both or Prague; three step-sons, Chuck Self of Ohio, Carey Self of Shawnee and Steven Self of Tecumseh; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one sister, Anna May Olson of Council Group, Kan; two brothers, Clark Kingsbury of Winfield, Kan., Kenneth Kingsbury of Shidler; and one step-daughter, Dana Frankovich.

Funeral arrangements are taken care of by Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh

Walter Kinsey

Funeral services for Seminole resident Walter Earl Kinsey are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

James Johnson will officiate the services.

Kinsey died on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at his home at the age of 80.

He was born to James Hartley and Leota Lindsey on Feb. 17, 1923 in Casper, Wyo.

Kinsey had been a Seminole resident for 15 years moving here from Oxnard, Calif.

Kinsey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

He retired from the Navy in 1973, and was a steel worker for 23 years, and worked for Arcuturus Manufacturing Company.

Kinsey married Ruth Ann (Piersing) Kinsey on May 30, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was a lifetime member of the Shawnee VFW, and a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge.

Kinsey was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; one son, Michael Kinsey, Gilbert, Ariz.; one daughter, Sharon Haley, Pt. Hueneme, Calif.; one step-daughter, Tammy Cicogna, Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

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Audrey Kreuzberg

Funeral services for Audrey Kreuzberg are scheduled for 2 p.m., March 18 at the Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Rev. Carl Upton of the Free Penteostal Church of Maud will be officiating.

Interment will follow at the Tecumseh Cemetery.

Kreuzberg died March 14 at the age of 88.

She was born to Virgil and Gertie Jane (Minyard) Jackson on Sept. 14, 1914 in Macomb.

She was raised in Macomb and attended school at Forest View.

She lived in Tecumseh for several years, having recently moved to Maud.

She married F.J. Kreuzberg in Shawnee on Feb. 2, 1933.

Kreuzberg worked at the University of Oklahoma from 1946-1960 as a cook and then in the Tecumseh Public School System as a cook until her retirement.

She attended the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Tecumseh and was an avid Bible reader. She also enjoyed gardening and was a wonderful cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Hardin of Broken Arrow; two sons, Jerry Kreuzberg of Maud and Ken Kreuzberg of Yukon; two sisters, Mary Jeffers of Tecumseh and Dorothy Lloyd of Shawnee, and nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Harold Joe Krueger

Funeral services for Seminole native, Harold Joe Krueger are scheduled for Friday, Aug 8 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

He died Aug. 4, 2003, at the age of 66, in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was born July 5, 1937, in Seminole to Earvin and Emma (Jones) Krueger.

He graduated from Prairie Valley High School.

He was an air traffic controller, working in Hawaii, Missouri, New Mexico, New York and Oklahoma before retiring at Fort Worth, Texas in 1994.

He was a community volunteer, teaching computer and sailing classes to seniors at Tarrant County College, N.W. campus.

He was also a volunteer computer teacher at Senior Net and a volunteer at many Fort Worth and Dallas community and charity events.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1958.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas where he had been active in the singles class and served in the church’s local mission program, the Margarita Society; the Sportsman’s Club; Woodcarvers of Fort Worth, Tarrant Community College Computers Users Group and NARFE Chapter 30.

He was an avid sailor, docking his sailboat ‘My Lady’ at Harbor One.

He was an active member of the Cowtown Mariners in Fort Worth, Texas, serving in many offices including Commodore.

He captained this group on sails in Greece, the Carribean and other locations.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Bryan and two brothers, Earnest and Ray Krueger.

He is survived by one son, Harold S. ‘Chip’ Krueger of Coweta; two granddaughters; two sisters, Dlorah ‘Dee’ Krueter of Shawnee and Carlyon Middleton of Earlsboro; three brothers, Mark Krueger and Freddie White, both of Earlsboro and Leon Krueger of Shawnee; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends throughout Oklahoma and Texas.

Family requests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, Community Hospice or Senior Net.

Services will be officiated by Phil Thompson.

Internment will follow in Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

 

 

Estella Lane

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Estella Mayfield Lane, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Holdenville City Cemetery with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Mayfield died April 20, 2003, at the age of 81 in the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born on March 2, 1922 in Hannah to Ed Ponder and Nettie (Fields) Ponder.

She married Delbert Lane on June 17, 1939 in Wetumka, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Church of Christ at Park and Seminole Street in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.

Survivors include three sons, Paul Lane of Muskogee, Eddie Lane of Seminole and Phil Lane of Checotah; three daughters, Roberta Brooks of Seminole, Nettie Alberts of Maud and Carol Hanks of Phoenix, Ariz.; one half-brother, Bill Ponder of Pampa, Texas; and two half-sisters, Katherine "Happy" Davis and Dora Taylor both of Borger, Texas; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Steven Lane

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Mark Steven Lane are scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. at the Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home .

He died June 20, 2003, at the ate of 49 at his home in Konawa.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1953, in San Diego, Calif. to Gerald Lane and Shirley (Morrow) Radford.

He was a longtime resident of Bay City, Texas before moving to Konawa.

He was a computer tech for WPS, Inc. in Ada.

He graduated from East Central University in Ada with a degree in business.

He also attended Pontotoc County Vo-Tech in Ada.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Radford of Konawa; father and stepmother, Gerald and Faye Lane of Baton Rouge, La.; grandmother, Gladys Morrow of Konawa; three brothers, David Lane of West Lake Village, Calif., Curtis Radford of Konawa and Eric Lane of Baton Rouge, La.; and two sisters, Laura Glasgow of Fort Worth, Texas and Saundra Lane Garrett of Baton Rouge, La.

Services will be officiated by Richard Winters.

Margaret Langston

Graveside services for Margaret Langston, sister of Seminole resident, Don Haigood, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 in the G.A.R. Cemetery under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Billy Bissell will officiate the services.

She died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at the age of 87 at the Grove Nursing Center after an illness.

Langston was born April 25, 1916, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Jake Lee and Florence Haigwood.

She married Chester C. Langston on Dec. 24, 1933, in Blue Eye, Ark.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Commerce as well as the WMU.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester C. Langston on Dec. 24, 1992; one brother, Jake Lee Haigwood and two sisters, Irma Florence Wilson and Clairebelle Thomasson.

She is survived by six sons, Creal Langston of Interlachen, Fla., John "W:" Langston of Grove, Carl Gene Langston or Rural Miami, Gayle D. Langston of Wyandotte, Jim D. Langston of Galveston, Texas and Jerry D. Langston of Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Sibyle Faith Warder of Winter Haven, Fl., Willa M. Morris of Joplin, Mo. and Claire Hammer Schmidt of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; two brothers, Don Haigwood of Seminole and Mac Henry Haigwood of Vallejo, Calif.; 28 grand children, 25 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren .

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Michele Lea

‘Shelly’ LaPach

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Michele Lea "Shelly" LaPach are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Juanita Morlan officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

LaPach died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at the age of 27 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Jan.9, 1976, in Seminole to Michael Lee Burkhart and Judy (Hart) Smith.

She was a homemaker and attended Bowlegs Schools.

Lapach was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bert Burkhart, Oneta and Ray Hart, and Helen and Ben Smith.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Judy and Ronald Smith of Seminole; father and stepmother, Michael and Sandy Burkhart of Seminole; three children, Keith Scott Lapach, Chad Allen LaPach and Donavon Jayce Griffis, all of Seminole; one sister, Regina Fay Turner of Seminole and her grandmother, Melvin Burkhart of Letha.

Casket bearers will be Billy Hart, Mike Hart, David Lozer, Dwayne Lozer, Danny Lozer and Wendell Smith.

 

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Carl Lawson

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Carl L. Lawson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Perry Justice officiating.

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

He died Oct. 19, 2003, at the age of 79 at Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Ramona to Garland and Grace Lawson.

He attended Wewoka Schools and married Virginia Meek on May 2, 1943, who preceded him in death.

Lawson then married Laura Lawrence on Feb. 21, 1957, and was married to her for over 46 years.

He was an avid golfer, a medic in the Marine Corp during the Korean War, was in the National Guard—45th Infantry, 32nd Mason, former treasurer of United Methodist Men and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service.

He and Laura traveled with the Good Sam Club after his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Virginia Lawson, two brothers, Lloyd and Art Lawson and one sister, Pauline Bullard.

He is survived by his wife, Laura, of the home; two sons, Larry Lawson of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Steven Lawson of Shawnee; one daughter, Sandra Fields of Yukon; four grandsons; one granddaughter and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Lawson, Jared Lawson, Stephen Lee Lawson, Ron K. Fields II, Eddie Colbert and Randy Chaney.

Honorary bearers will be Warren Jones, Clifford Christ, Paul Loeffelholz, Fred Lacquement, Bennie Wilkerson and Clyde Spencer.

Ruby Leabo

Memorial services for Ruby (Yott).Leabo of Chandler, sister of a Seminole County resident, are planned for a later date .

She died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the age of 50 in Ada after a struggle with emphysema and cancer.

She was born May 24, 1953, in Asher to Florence (Herriman) Yott and George Yott.

She married Bob Leabo on Dec. 15, 1971.

She attended Asher school and was head cook at the Chandler Senior center for several years, a job she loved and she was loved by everyone.

She was employed by the Steer Inn Restaurant for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Gean and one grandson, Dakota.

She is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; two daughters, Lee Ann Leabo of Chandler and Kathy Hernandez; three granddaughters; five brothers, Arlis Yott of Konawa, Darrell Yott and David Yott of Asher, Marvin Yott of Oklahoma City and Raymond Yott of McComb; three sisters, Georgie Tyron of Oklahoma City Lucy Glenn and Linda Sue Craft of Shawnee; and several other relatives.

For information on the services contact 405-398-4323 or 405-258-2702.

Glenna Leach

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Glenna Leach are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, with Charlie Clem officiating, under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home of Seminole.

She died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 83 at Prague Municipal Hospital.

She was born April 4, 1920, in Cooper, Texas to A.T. Taylor and Lula (Middlebrook) Taylor.

She married Roy Leach, who preceded her in death in 1962.

She lived in Seminole for over 20 years, Atoka for 20 years and spent the last three years of her life living at Parkland Manor Nursing Home in Prague.

She was a former grocery store owner and a school cook at New Lima Schools for many years.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bob Speer of Shawnee; two granddaughters, Robin Self and Kelly Richards; and five great grandchildren, Jordan Self, Jarrett Self, Jonah Self, Cameron Richards and Kennedi Richards.

 

 

Ruby Leabo

Memorial services for Ruby (Yott).Leabo of Chandler, sister of a Seminole County resident, are planned for a later date .

She died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the age of 50 in Ada after a struggle with emphysema and cancer.

She was born May 24, 1953, in Asher to Florence (Herriman) Yott and George Yott.

She married Bob Leabo on Dec. 15, 1971.

She attended Asher school and was head cook at the Chandler Senior center for several years, a job she loved and she was loved by everyone.

She was employed by the Steer Inn Restaurant for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Gean and one grandson, Dakota.

She is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; two daughters, Lee Ann Leabo of Chandler and Kathy Hernandez; three granddaughters; five brothers, Arlis Yott of Konawa, Darrell Yott and David Yott of Asher, Marvin Yott of Oklahoma City and Raymond Yott of McComb; three sisters, Georgie Tyron of Oklahoma City Lucy Glenn and Linda Sue Craft of Shawnee; and several other relatives.

For information on the services contact 405-398-4323 or 405-258-2702.

Mary Vivian ‘

Squires’ Ledgerwood

Services for longtime Seminole County resident, Mary Vivian ‘Squires’ Ledgerwood of Wewoka are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

She went to see her savior on Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Unity Health Center in Shawnee.

She was born Sept. 24, 1908, in Walters to Jessie Lynn and Vivian Jane (Pierson) Squires.

She attended East Central University and graduated in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in education.

She taught school for 31 years and retired from Holdenville in 1974.

She married Walter Carl Ledgerwood Dec. 31, 1936.

He preceded her in death Oct. 1987.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Dale Squires of Sherman, Texas, ‘Abie’ Floyd Squires, Glen ‘Ikey’ Haberley Squires; two son in laws, Dr. John V. White and J.D. Barkhimer.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Barkhimer and Mary White; one special sister, Minna Lo Squires one sister-in-law, Ineze Squires; four grandchildren, Annetta Troglin, Clifford and Carol Cook, Carl and Rhonda Barkhimer, all of wewoka and Matthew and Debra King of New London, Conn.; six great grandchildren, Rodney and Jessica Troglin, Mike and Ronda Morris, Jennifer and Jeff Cook, Blaine and Seth Barkhimer; and one great-great granddaughter, Britlee Ann Morris.

Pall bearers are Carl Barkhimer, Clifford Cook, Rodney Troglin, Jeff Cook, Blaine Barkhimer and Seth Barkhimer.

Interment will follow at Tate Mountain, Seminole County.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

Ledgerwood

Anna Faye Lee

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Anna Faye Lee are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

She died on May 16, 2003, at the age of 60 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was born on July 8, 1942 in Wewoka to O.U. "Pinto" Gray and Laura Ellen Gray.

She was married to W.V. "Red" Lee, on August 28, 1967 in Hugo.

She was a beautician, homemaker, loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.V. Lee, on October 23, 2000, her parents, and grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her father, O.U. Gray of Talihina, two sons, Dwayne and Mindy Bland of Shawnee and Kevin Bland of Euless, Texas and one sister, Norma Wilcox Stone of Seminole, survive her.

Casket bearers are Glen Stafford, Howard Allen, Wendell Pitts, Tom Callison, Jay Nowlin and Rusty Hall.

Honorary bearers will be W.E. "Pat" Stafford, Jerry Wade, Jimmy Wade, Bobby Goss and David Goss.

Officiating the services will be Freeman Whitlock and Jim Smith.

Interment will follow to Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

Charles Lee

Funeral services for former longtime employee of Scott’s IGA Store in Wewoka, Charles E. Lee, were held on Saturday.

The services took place at the Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville with Revs. Russell Payne and Charlie Murphy officiating.

Burial followed at the Holdenville Cemetery, under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

Lee died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2003 in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

He was born to Roy Roosevelt Lee and Elizabeth (Pinion) Lee on Sept. 2, 1935 in Holdenville.

Lee was brought up in the Holdenville area and attended Holdenville and Moss schools.

He married Shirley Christelee Taylor in Holdenville on Dec. 11, 1953.

Lee was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957, and returned to Holdenville at the end of his military service in 1960.

Lee and his wife left Holdenville in 1965, and lived for a short time in Wewoka and in Ft. Worth, Texas, but returned to Holdenville in 1970.

Holdenville has been their home since that time, and they had just begun their 50th year of marriage.

Lee was well known in the area, working for several local service stations as a mechanic and station attendant, and was employed for 13 years at Holdenville’s Western Auto store.

He was most familiar to Seminole County residents from his 10 years of employment with Scott’s IGA store in Wewoka.

Lee was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Holdenville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee; and two brothers, James Lee and Harold Lee.

Lee is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lee, Holdenville; one son, Chuck Lee, Holdenville; one brother, Kenneth Lee, Holdenville; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Jerry Beeler, Clifford Foster, Steven Lee, Tommy Lee, Todd Lee, Mike Lee, and Ronnie Lee.

Honorary pallbearers were James Morrison, Winford Smith, Gary price, Clester Wingo, Curtis Brinlee, Glen Paslay, Gerald Shed, and Steven Foster.

Ernest Lee

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Ernest "Short" Lee, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Little Cemetery Chapel.

Rev. Herbert Jones will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home of Okemah.

Lee died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 in Oklahoma City at the age of 80.

He was born to Thomas Ernest and Hattie Belle (Maloney) Lee on Feb. 11, 1923 in Anadarko.

Lee married Bertha M. O’Brien on Nov. 1, 1941 in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was a retired pipeline foreman having worked for Transok Pipe Line Company for many years, and, he was also a farmer.

Lee moved to Okemah in 1973 after living in the Wetumka and Seminole areas for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Billy Lee; one daughter, Mary Ruth Lee; two brothers, Bill Lee and Arthur Lee; and one sister, Mattie Lee.

Lee is survived by his wife, Bertha, of the home; one son, Ernie Lee, Wetumka; six daughters, Anita Cheatwood, Okemah, Lillian Chesser, Wewoka, Regenia Seeman, Morris, Alice Lee, Okemah, Peggy McCormick, Missouri, and Debbie long, El Reno; one brother, Kenneth Lee, Seminole; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one step grandchild; and 10 step great-grandchildren.

Betty Lena

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Betty "Hotka" Lena, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Russell Ryker will officiate.

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

Lena died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada at the age of 61, following a difficult battle with cancer.

She was born to Reed Lena and Lucy (Coker) Lena on Jan. 27, 1942 I Wewoka.

Lena grew up in Wewoka and attended Wewoka Schools.

She worked as a caregiver and housekeeper for a number of families in the Wewoka area until her death.

Although she never married or had her own children, she devoted herself to her family and was always present in the lives of her nieces and nephews.

Lena was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Douglas Charles Lena.

She is survived by her sisters, Juanita Chupco, Wewoka, Mary Louise Factor, Shawnee, Martha Fairbanks, Earlsboro, Ruby Coffman, Tecumseh, and Sylvia Taylor, Wewoka; and one brother, Jimmy Lena, Shawnee.

Pallbearers will be Jim Chadick, Zane Smith, Gene McDowell, J.C. Kanard, Raymond Cain, and Brian Cain.

Honorary bearers will be Mary Ryles, Mary Claybrook, Mildred Pruitt, Velma Roberts, Mary Ann Norman, and Ann Cain.

Frank Richard ‘Mecco’ Lena

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Frank Richard ‘Mecco’ Lena are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Spring Church in Sasakwa.

Wake services are set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, with the body being taken to the church on Wednesday morning.

He died Aug. 17, 2003, at the age of 72 at Seminole Medical Center, Seminole.

He was born Oct. 25, 1930 in Seminole to Reed Lena and Molly Gray (Armstrong) Lena.

He married Rosey Lee (Tiger) Lena on Aug. 29, 1951 in Oklahoma City.

He was retired from CMI in Oklahoma City after 15 years and moved to Seminole ten years ago.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the New Trinity Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; grandson, Richard Mecco Hernandez and a brother, Douglas ‘Cocha’ Lena.

He is survived by his wife, Rosey Lee Lena of the home, five daughters, Cindy Lena and Mary Gonzales of Oklahoma City, Vickie Palomino of McLoud, Arlinda Longria of Seminole and Linda Ellis of Holdenville; one sister, Mary Louise Factor of Shawnee; eight grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren..

Casket bearers will be Cliff Ellis, Chebon Palomino, Dagoberto Palomino, Paul Factor, Thomas Gonzalas and Billy Joe Harjo, Jr.

Honorary bearers are Rodney Factor, Dave Coley, Dewayne Miller, Jim McDuff, Tommy Chambers and Chief Kenneth Chambers.

Officiating will be Dion Frances and Billy Joe Harjo.

Interment will follow at Davis Family Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

Lena

Robert Allen Lena

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Robert Allen Lena are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Revs. Houston Tiger, Billy Merritt, and Jimmy Alexander will officiate.

Wake services will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Lena passed away Saturday Nov. 29. 2003, joining his wife of 50 years.

He was a long life resident of Seminole County.

He was born February 28, 1924, to Charlie and Winey Lena of Wewoka, Okla.

He was a US Army veteran serving during World War 11 in the Philippines.

He received many honors during his service: Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, Expert Rifle Badge, Expert 45 pistol badge.

After serving he come home to marry Wanda Lee Thomas and children born to them nine boys and five girls.

Lena was baptized at the Sand Creek Eufaula Church by Joe Tiger.

He served on the Seminole Nation Council Band Chairman and on the Justice Board of Education for many years.

Lena was one of the first Lighthorseman to serve after WWII.

He wanted to recognize his special nephews, Oscar Bunner and Charles Merritt, a niece Cherrie Wood and grandson Brian Harjo.

Lena had many special friends in the community, Arnold and Maxine Melton, Dan and Allison Simpson Wade and Wand Hand, Roy Sisco, Frank Streater, Eddie Smith, Burl & Essie Barnhart and Ramsey Thomas.

He is survived by Four daughters, Janice Powell of Wewoka, Christine Lena of Wewoka, Lorene Black of Seminole and Jennifer Lena of OKC.

Eight sons, Bobby Lena, Glenpool, David Lena, Okemah, Jonas Lena, Wewoka, Ronnie Lena, Sapulpa, Earl Lena, Okeechokee, Fla., Mel Lena, Shawnee, and Dale Lena and Jay Lena, both of Wewoka; 40 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two sisters, Cora Green and Mary Jane Lena, both of Wewoka; and one brother, Frank Lena of Wewoka.

Lena was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Winey Lena; and 4 brothers, Joe, Edward, Willie and Tom Lena; one sister, Elizabeth Douglas; one daughter, Cecelia Lena; one son Jeffery Lena; and two grandchildren Bobby Jr. Lena, Veronica Lena and great grandchild Baby Alexander.

He is survived by four daughters, Janice Powell and Christine Lena, both of Wewoka, Lorene Black, Seminole, and Jennifer Lena, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be Oscar Lee Bunner, Wesley Green Jr., Glen Lena, David Lena Jr., Frankie Lena Jr., and Bennie Lena.

Honorary bearers will be Ramsey Thomas, Glenn Gibbs, Arnold Melton, Dan Simpson, Eddie Smith, Wade Hand, Roy Sisco, Frank Streater, and Burl Barnhart.

Lena

Robert Lena

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Robert Allen Lena are scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m. December 3 at Sand Creek Eufaula Church with Revs. Houston Tiger, Billy Merritt, and Jimmy Alexander officiating.

Wake services were set for Monday at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Stout Chapel and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. December 2 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Church

Lena passed away Saturday Nov. 29. 2003, joining his wife of 50 years.

He was a long life resident of Seminole County.

He was born February 28, 1924, to Charlie and Winey Lena of Wewoka, Okla.

He was a US Army veteran serving during World War 11 in the Philippines.

He received many honors during his service: Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, Expert Rifle Badge, Expert 45 pistol badge.

After serving he come home to marry Wanda Lee Thomas and children born to them nine boys and five girls.

He was baptized at the Sand Creek Eufaula Church by Joe Tiger.

He served on the Seminole Nation Council Band Chairman and on the Justice Board of Education for many years.

He was on of the first Lighthorseman to serve after WW11.

He wanted to recognize his special nephews, Oscar Bunner and Charles Merritt, a niece Cherrie Wood and grandson Brian Harjo. He had many special friends in the community, Arnold and Maxine Melton, Dan and Allison Simpson Wade and Wand Hand, Roy Sisco, Frank Streater, Eddie Smith, Burl & Essie Barnhart and Ramsey Thomas.

 

He is survived by Four daughters, Janice Powell of Wewoka, Christine Lena of Wewoka, Lorene Black of Seminole and Jennifer Lena of OKC.

Eight sons, Bobby Lena of Glenpool, David Lena of Okemah, Jonas Lena of Wewoka, Ronnie Lena of Sapulpa, Earl Lena of Okeechokee, FL. Mel Lena of Shawnee Dale Lena of Wewoka, Jay Lena of Wewoka. 40 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Cora Green of Wewoka, Mary Jane Lena of Wewoka, 1 brother, Frank Lena of Wewoka. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Winey Lena and 4 brothers, Joe, Edward, Willie and Tom Lena and 1 sister, Elizabeth Douglas, 1 daugher Cecelia Lena, 1 son Jeffery Lena and two grandchildren Bobby Jr. Lena, Veronica Lena and great grandchild Baby Alexander,

 

Maria Liebschwager

A memorial service for longtime Seminole County resident, Maria Concepcion ‘Connie’ (Mendiola) Liebschwager will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Chapel with Pastors Floyd Tate and Gabriel Gomez officiating.

She was born April 3, 1938, in Mission Texas to Pedro and Victoria Mendiola.

She died June 30, 2003.

One of ten children, she was known for her kind heart and easy smile.

She graduated from Sequoia High School in California and later obtained her cosmetology degree.

On Dec. 10, 1965, she married DeWayne G. Liebschwager while living in Redwood City, Calif.

They have lived in Wewoka for 22 years where Connie has worked in the community and acquired a great number of caring friends.

She was a member of Tri-City Christian Center.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, DeWayne of the home; 6 children, Wendy Christiansen, Debra Reynolds, Robert Birchett, Jheri Birchett, Ryan Liebschwager and Connie Juistice; 8 siblings, Lorenzo Mendiola, Eppy Mendiola, Angie Richert, Rigio Mendiola, Eva Schmidt, Lucy Liebschwager and Fidel Mendiola, all of Calif., and Richard ‘Rick’ Mendoiola of Wewoka; 13 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Alicia Lopes.

 

 

Raymond Delbert Liles

Funeral services for Raymond Delbert Liles, long-time Seminole County resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

He passed away on Aug. 19, 2003, at the age of 95.

He was born on March 17, 1908, in Pine Ridge, Ark, to G.A. and Pearl (Wimberly) Liles.

He married Gladys Bernice (Bennett) Liles in Jan. 1938, in Mena, Ark.

He was raised and attended schools in Mena, Ark.

He attended Electronic Trade School in Chicago then owned and operated a furniture and appliance store in Mena for many years.

He was also a rancher and worked as a handyman for Doner hardware in Sasakwa.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and six brothers.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Bill Mynhier of Sasakwa; three grandchildren, Gregg and Betty Mynhier of Hensley, Ark., Elisa Mynhier of Arlington, Texas, and Brent and Paulette Mynhier of Pauls Valley; three great-grandchildren, one sister, Lois Liles of Blytheville, Ark; and two brothers, Leonard Liles of Bixby, and Clement Liles of Mena, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Gregg Mynhier, Brent Mynhier, Brandon Mynhier, Ross Mynhier, Martin Sanders, and Billy Jack Norman. Honorary Bearers will be Tony Palmer and John Wilson.

Rev. Wesley Martin will be officiating.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

 

Lindil Pete

Fowler

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Lindil Pete Fowler are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel.

He died on April 18, 2003 at the age of 78 in his home in Tishomingo.

Service will be officiated by Bro. Freeman under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Interment will follow to Oakwood Cemetery.

Patricia Lindsay

A memorial service for Holdenville resident and Wewoka native Patricia Ann Lindsey will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Jacobs residence, located at 100 Lou Drive in Holdenville.

Revs. Sam Harrison and Houston Tiger will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Viewing will be at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Lindsay died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 at the age of 55.

She was born to Roman and Ida Mae Yahola on Dec. 11, 1947.

Lindsay attended Carter School in Ardmore.

She married Gene Lindsay in 1971 in Seminole.

Lindsay worked for Paws Dog Grooming in Tulsa until retirement in 1988.

She was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, and was baptized by Joe Tiger.

Lindsay was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Mae Yahola; one infant son, Gene Lindsay; two brothers, Leo Simon Fish and George Lee Fish; and one nephew, Eastman Ray Wise.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Lindsay, of the home; three children, Elissa Genie Lindsay, Holdenville, Clarissa Harjo Cosey, Tulsa, and Jonathon Harjo, Tulsa; one special friend, Nita K. Jacobs; and three grandchildren.

 

Ima Linduff

Funeral services for Ima B. Linduff, grandmother of Seminole resident Debbie Lyon, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Tecumseh.

Dr. Tim Walker of the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, and Terry Jackson, Chaplain of Angelic Hospice, will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Tecumseh Cemetery, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Linduff died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 in Tecumseh at the age of 95.

She was born to Frank and Sallie (Shinpoch) Allen on April 25, 1907 in Tecumseh.

Linduff was a lifelong resident of the Tecumseh area, living in the house in which she was born until 1979.

She attended grade school at Highland, and high school at Tecumseh.

She married Lincoln Linduff on Feb. 5, 1927 in Tecumseh.

Linduff was a homemaker, and was active with the Tecumseh senior citizens for many years and attended First Baptist Church of Tecumseh.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lincoln, on Dec. 5, 1979; two brothers, Ira Allen and Albert L. Allen; and one sister, Ila Linduff.

Linduff is survived by one daughter, Nova Lester, Tecumseh; one granddaughter, Debbie Lyon, Seminole; one grandson, Terry Lester, Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Susie Bentley, Ponca City; two great-granddaughters and one step-granddaughter.

Cecile (Stevens) Little

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Cecile (Stevens) Little are scheduled for Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She passed from this life to spend eternity with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at the age of 82.

She was born April 4, 1921, in Tishomingo to William Henry and Audie (Moore) Stevens.

She married Marvin Little Nov. 29, 1939, in Wewoka.

They owned Jack’s Shoe Store in Wewoka for many years, until Cecile retired.

She was a lifelong resident of Wewoka and was an active businesswoman and civic leader in the community for many years.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka and was very active and energetic until her final days.

She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt.

She was a friend to all and never met a stranger.

She will be greatly missed by many relatives, friends and her church family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Marvin Little; her father and mother, William Henry and Audie (Moore) Stevens; two sisters, Mae Byerly and Willie Pullin; three brothers, Elmer Stevens, Charlie Stevens and Delmer Stevens.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Saba Little of Wewoka and Roger and Beth Little of Prague; three grandchildren, Jennifer Little Banfield and husband Bart of Eufaula, Jeremy and Salam Little of Prague; two great grandsons, Bo and Jacob Banfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Mary Locke

Funeral services for Seminole native Mary Mae "Shorty" Locke were held Monday at First Assembly of God Church in Tuttle.

Burial followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, under the direction of Primrose Funeral Home in Norman.

She died Thursday in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 21, 1928, in Seminole to Robert and Rosa Lee (Johnston) Singleton.

She married Charles Eldon Locke on Aug. 18, 1969, in Maryland.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one son, Roger Walker, Yukon; one daughter, Melissa McWhorter, Longview, Texas; a stepdaughter, Patricia Bray, Georgia; a sister, Mavie Lynn, Chickasha; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters and five brothers.

Marvin Long

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident, Marvin Long of Konawa, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Lester Robbins officiating.

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

Long died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the age of 79 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

He was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Seminole to Hub Long and Susan (Effie) Long.

He was married to Marie (Payne) on June 25, 1949, in Bakersfield, Calif.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Amos Construction Company in Oklahoma City for many years.

Long was affiliated with the Asher Assembly of God Church.

Long was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Marie of the home, two sons, Marvin Danny Long of Lumberton, N.C. and Mark Dewayne Long of Konawa; three sisters, Donny Joyce Scott of Lumberton, N.C., Linda Monholland of Oklahoma City and Kathy Lynn Everheart of Ada; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Hazel Longacre

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Hazel Leona (Huckabee) Longacre, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ at Little.

Rev. Rusty Dawson will officiate the services.

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

Longacre died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 91.

She was born to Fred G. Huckabee and Alice G. (Fullbright) on May 4, 1912 in Shawnee.

She married Robert Melton Longacre on May 26, 1927 in Oklahoma City .

Longacre was a longtime Seminole resident for 66 years having moved here from Oklahoma City.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ of Little.

Longacre was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Melton Longacre on Feb. 20, 1988; her parents; one sister, Lillian Maxwell in 2001; one brother, Freddie Huckbee in 1921; two sons-in-law, Hubert Aldridge in 1973 and Leroy McNally in 1995; one granddaughter, Vickie Dennise Aldridge in 1959; and one great-grandson, Lance Cooper in 1987.

She is survived by three daughters, Betty Aldridge, Seminole, Bobbie Seifried, Seminole and Geneva McNally, Amarillo, Texas; one sister, Velora McGee, Pampa, Texas; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Steve McNally, Rusty Aldridge, John Seifried, Mark Seifried, David Bass, George Bentley, and Stacy Cooper.

Longacre

Willard Lorette

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Willard Lineaus "Jack" Lorette are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Odessa, Texas.

Rev. Steve Trout will officiate the services.

Burial will take place in Norman, under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa, Texas.

He was born to Linneus Leotis and Grace Rising Lorette on July 31, 1915 in Payne County, between Yale and Oilton.

Lorette was the 1933 State Wrestling Champion in the 165-pound weight class, and state collegiate champion in 1935, 1936, and 1937 while at Oklahoma A&M University.

He married Richey Bernayz Hooper on April 22, 1936 in Sapulpa.

Lorette joined the production department of Shell Oil Company in 1937.

He moved to Odessa in 1951 to start in the well servicing business.

In 1963 he joined Roden Oil Company after working two years with American Independent Oil Company in Kuwait.

He retired from HNG Oil Company as its operational vice-president.

Lorette was a member of H.A. McFarland Masonic Lodge, the El Maida Shrine and the First United Methodist Church of Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years; his parents; and one sister, Bea Lorette Jones.

Lorette is survived by one sister, Lucille Lorette Unger, Burden, Kan.; one son, Lineaus Hooper Lorette, Ft. Davis, Texas; one daughter, Glee Lorette Greenwood, San Francisco, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Frank Louellen

Graveside funeral services for Wewoka resident Frank Louellen were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Wolf Cemetery.

Rev. Larry Chesser was set to officiate.

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

Louellen died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 83.

He lived in Konawa for many years before moving to Wewoka in 1999.

He was born Aug. 8, 1919 in Enterprise to Richard and Ellen (Williams) Louellen.

Louellen was a retired truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his family.

Bradley Lovett

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Bradley G. Lovett are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Lakeview Church of Christ in Shawnee with Ben Glover officiating.

Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh,

He died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at the age of 87 in Mannford.

He was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Murray, Ky. to Clyde L. and Nancy (Pittman) Lovett.

He attended schools in Anadarko.

Lovett came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon and following his marriage, he and his wife lived in Oklahoma City before moving to Wewoka.

In 1959, they moved to Kansas and lived there until 1972.

They had also lived in Drumright before making their home in Shawnee in 1982.

Lovett had lived in Mannford the past two years.

He served with the U.S. Navy, stationed in the South Pacific during World War II.

He married Ruby Lenore Foster on Jan. 10, 1938, in Oklahoma City.

She preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1991.

He worked as an oilfield pumper.

While living in Hamilton, Kan., he worked for Grace Petroleum Company, transferring with them to Shamrock , where he worked in the oilfields in the Drumright areas before retiring in Shawnee.

He was a member of the Lakeview Church of Christ in Shawnee and was an avid golfer.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Bradley Lovett Jr. and two brothers, Cecil and Joe.

He is survived by three sons, Kaen Lovett of Tulsa, Benny Lovett of Shawnee and Jim Lovett of Mannford; one daughter, Joyce Todd of Tulsa; two sisters, Minnie Smith of Oklahoma City and Eula Mae Smith of Talent, Ore.; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Katherine Lucy

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Katherine Lucy are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, July 25 at the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the age of 81 at Pauls Valley General Hospital.

She was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Ada to Jess Golightly and Dena (Summers) Golightly.

She was married to Mosco Frank Lucy on Sept. 5, 1940, in Tecumseh.

She was a resident of Maud.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years; three brothers, Jess, Cotton and Rudolph Golightly; and one sister, Geraldine White.

She is survived by one son, Roy and Debby Lucy of Ada and one daughter, Joe Ree Lucy of Pauls Valley.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Buck Jordan of Lexington.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

 

Pedro Luna

Funeral services for Wewoka High School alumni Pedro B. Luna, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Guardian West Funeral Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Burial will follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Luna died on Feb. 12, 2003 in Oklahoma City.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1912 in Merida, Philippines.

Luna went to Wewoka High School, then OCU, graduating with a BA and MA.

He taught at OU from 1939 to 1941.

Luna served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II.

He retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1983 after 37 years.

Luna was a longtime member of the Bethany First Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife, Maria, of the home; two daughters, Ingrid and Ruthie; one son, Peter; and six grandchildren.

Margaret

Lynch

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Margaret R. Lynch, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 16 at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lynch died April 13, 2003 at the age of 92 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born on June 3, 1910 to Frederick Howell and Clara Olive Doxsee in Verden.

She was married to Fred Lynch on October 28, 1932 in Perry.

She was a retired school teacher in Arcadia and worked as a bookkeeper at M&K Oilwell Cementing in Seminole for 25 years.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

She was also a member of the Verrenia Flower Club and Bridge Club in Seminole, was active in UMW, past president of the Weddidng Ring Classs at the First United Methodist Church and attended the Women’s College in Chickasha.

She was preced in death by her parents and her husband, Fred Lynch in 1998.

Pall bearers are Roman Pena, Mark Thorton, Eddie Cowan, Robbie Cowan, and Mark Howell.

Honorary bearers are Bruce Brundage and Bill Parsons.

Special thanks to Jeanie Colwell and Bruce and Marie Brundage.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews which include Charolette Lynch Henderson of Kingwood Texas, Mary Beth Lynch Payne of Dallas, James Graham and Betty Jo Graham of Nyssa, Ore., Patricia Lynch Askins of Dallas, Helen Marie Lynch Cook of Camden, Ark., Johnny Joe Lynch Matthews of Little Rock, Ark., Bob Story of Atoka, Marie Brundage of Prague, Helen Cleo Tilley of Riverton, Wyo., Mary Nell Berlin of Shreveport, La., Norma Jean Holt of Kingwood, Texas, Kathryn Hosner of Watauga, Texas, Annamae Feldkamp of Sylvan Grove, Kan., Orpha Marie Lessly of Oklahoma City, John Edward Howell Cady of Fruitland, Idaho, Frederick Martin Howell of Oakdale Calif., Clara Beth Howell Cady of Olympia, Wash., Denzil L. Howell of McCoy of Ironside, Ore., Virgina Peters of Edmond, Joe Pat Martin of Fort. Worth, Texas, A. Ray Howell of Piedmont, Ralph Doxsee Howell of Carrollton, Texas, Evelyn Howell Bell of Austin, Texas, Barbara Howell Tatum of Mesquite, Texas, Alta Loma Howell of Tennant Gutshal of Otis Orchards, Wash., Mark Curtis Howell, and Margaret Ann Cowan of Verden, Okla.

Ennis Ray Lynch

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Ennis Ray Lynch are scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

He died July 1, 2003, at the age of 50, in an auto accident at Little.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1952 in Seminole to Ennis James Lynch and Lorena Alice (Driskill) Lynch.

He worked for Shawnee Mills for several years and then was self-employed.

He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Junia Faye Dye; one brother-in-law, C.D. Houck.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Lynn Neal of Atlanta, Ga.; three sons, Ennis Ray "J.R.’ Lynch, Jr. of Stuart, Fla; Casey Ray Lynch of Seminole, currently serving in Iraq, Kevin C. Lynch of Atlanta, Ga.; Brother Charley Lynch of Seminole, two sisters, Mary Sue Poff and Shirley Houck, both of Seminole and several nieces, nephews and other family members.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the service.

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

 

 

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Ladosca Madkins

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Ladosca Jean Madkins are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct 18 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Frank Washington officiating.

Interment will follow at the Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

She died Wednesday, Oct.15, 2003, at the age of 68 at her home in Wewoka.

She was born Nov. 4, 1934, in Wewoka to Homer Lee and Castella Thompson and lived in Seminole County all of her life.

She received her education in Wewoka, attending Douglas Grade School and Douglas High School.

She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, the Socialaries Club and the Douglas Alumni Association.

She attended vocational technical school and received her certified food service certificate.

She worked at Oakwood Nursing Home for 19 years as food service supervisor.

She is survived by three sons, Delvin Thompson of Seminole, William Shaw of Wewoka and Bryce Madkins of Shawnee; three daughters, Shelley Johnson and Kelly Barkus of Wewoka and Tammie Kemp of Mesquite, Texas; two brothers, Homer Thompson Jr. of Valejo, Calif. and Alfred Thompson of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Arneitha Jones and Valerie Street of Wewoka and Willie Mae Jones of Seattle, Wash.; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

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Amos Calvin

Maines

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Amos Calvin Maines, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

He was born on Sept 6, 1918 in Panola County, Texas to A.M. Maines and Effie (Copeland) Maines.

He was married to Delphia O. (Webber) Maines on Oct. 8, 1965 in Seminole.

He was a retired bus driver and maintenance from Columbine School.

He was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tecumseh and was an ordained minister.

Casket bearers are Curtis W. Thomas, Mike Smithee, Jack Webber, Matt Webber, George Guffey and Dewayne Lemmings.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Delphia Maines of the home; two sons, Jerry Maines of California and Dan Maines of Alabama; two step sons, Bill Howard of Nevada and Mike Howard of Texas; one daughter, Katy Shephard of California; one step daughter, Barbara Thomas of New Mexico; one brother, Ben Maines of Longview, Texas; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Officiating the service will be Mack Pearcy.

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

James Orphis Manry

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, James Orphis Manry are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

He died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at the age of 91 at his home in Shawnee.

He was born July 14, 1912, in Fulton County, Ark. to Walter R. and Maude D. (Short) Manry.

He was married to Elydia M. Robertson on Sept. 17, 1936 in Seminole County.

He was a farmer and rancher and a member of Sharon Baptist Church.

He lived in the Prairie Valley Community in Seminole County prior to 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bradford Manry.

He is survived by his wife, Elydia Manry of the home; one daughter, Myrna Dell of Bethany; two granddaughters; four great grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Manry of Larned, Kan.; and two sisters, Le Mosey of Salem, Ark and Vickie Nitch of Lawrence, Kan.

Memorials may be sent to the Sharon Baptist Church Fund.

Rev. Clint Dawkins will officiate the services.

Interment will be under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Shawnee.

 

James Orphis Manry

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, James Orphis Manry are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

He died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at the age of 91 at his home in Shawnee.

He was born July 14, 1912, in Fulton County, Ark. to Walter R. and Maude D. (Short) Manry.

He was married to Elydia M. Robertson on Sept. 17, 1936 in Seminole County.

He was a farmer and rancher and a member of Sharon Baptist Church.

He lived in the Prairie Valley Community in Seminole County prior to 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bradford Manry.

He is survived by his wife, Elydia Manry of the home; one daughter, Myrna Dell of Bethany; two granddaughters; four great grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Manry of Larned, Kan.; and two sisters, Le Mosey of Salem, Ark and Vickie Nitch of Lawrence, Kan.

Memorials may be sent to the Sharon Baptist Church Fund.

Rev. Clint Dawkins will officiate the services.

Interment will be under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Shawnee.

 

James Alton Marcum II

The son of a Seminole woman has died in Greyson, La., at the age of 33.

James Alton Marcum II died April 26, 2003, after a short illness; he was the son of Sara McVay, Seminole.

Marcum was born March 7, 1969, in Baltimore, Md.

He was raised as a "Navy brat" by his grandfather, James Alton Marcum, as he transferred from duty station to duty station.

He settled in Louisiana, where he married his wife, Donnie Fay Marcum, and drove big rigs for various companies.

In addition to his wife, of the home, his mother and grandfather of Seminole, other survivors include two brothers, Paul W. Clift and Kenneth W. Clift, both of Seminole.

He was cremated and interred in Columbia, La.

Junior Jeff Mariott

Funeral services for Seminole native Junior Jeff Mariott, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Chris Stinnett will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Mr. Mariott died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, as a result of injuries sustained in a multiple vehicle accident south of Ada in Pontotoc County, at the age of 51.

He was born in Seminole on March 25, 1951 to Junior Mariott and Sylvia (Cauldfield) Marriott, and grew up in the Seminole County area.

Mr. Mariott graduated from Wewoka High School.

He married Darolyn Hayward on June 21, 2002, and they made their home in Holdenville.

Mr. Mariott was currently ermployed by Tyson Industries in Holdenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Mariott is survived by his wife, Darolyn, of the home; his sons, Paul, Keith, and Melvin Mariott, all of Wewoka; one step-son, Larry Wagner, El Reno; two step-daughters, Kelle Wagner, Holdenville, and Christina Muir, El Reno; four grandchildren, Joshua O’Neil Mariott, Breasha Mariott, Qualen Mariott, and Savanna Stiffler; one step-grandson, Jonathan Wagner; one brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Sherry Mariott, Wewoka; two nephews, Jeremiah and Justin; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be notified by Monday.

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Marshall Knight

Graveside services for Marshall (MO, Shorty) Knight of Mountain Park will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Navajo Cemetery, Northeast of Altus, with Rev. Gerald Green officiating.

Knight died Wednesday at the age of 78 in his home in Mountain Park.

He was born September 11, 1924, in Bristow.

He was an employee of numerous salvage yards and a driver for J.R. Ivey and Phillip and Ned Shadid in the Altus area.

He also did mechanical work on farm machinery around the Headrick and Altus areas.

He married Thelma Ray Blackwell and had four children.

He then married Drath Blackwell on June 24, 1965 in Oklahoma City.

She died August 9, 1996.

They had four daughters and raised their family in Headrick.

He is survived by his children,

 

 

 

Frankie F. Marshall

Funeral services for Frankie F. Marshall were scheduled for Friday morning, Oct 31 at 10 a.m. in the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Rev. Dennis Yeubanks officiating.

Interment is to follow at Highland Cemetery in Okemah under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.

Marshall died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at the age of 78 in Oklahoma City.

She was born June 4, 1925, in Tuskegee to Earl Irons and Ema (Blevins) Irons.

She had been a resident of the Okemah area most of her life, having been a member of the Mission Home Baptist Church, north of Wewoka.

She married Henry Watterson "Watt" Marshall Sept. 24, 1945, in Okemah.

He later preceded her in death Aug. 5, 1966.

She was a housewife and later worked in a mattress factory in Oklahoma City as a seamstress.

She enjoyed quilting and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Warren Marshall of Oklahoma City and Roger Marshall of Bixby; one daughter, Ann Landers of Bethany; one brother, Raymond Irons of Okmulgee; one sister, Hazel Brewer of Cromwell; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

 

Juanita Marson

Funeral services for Juanita Nora Marson, 78, Wewoka, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Burial follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Marson was born on April 21, 1925, to Thedd and Nora Smith.

She married Jimmie Marson on May 8, 1948, in Wewoka.

The couple owned and operated Marson’s Grocery Superette in Wewoka for 9 years.

After retiring from the grocery business, they enjoyed camping and fishing.

Marson was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie, of the home; two sons, Ronnie Griffith, of Visalia, Calif., and Jimmy Don Marson, of the home; and two sisters, Geneva Kay, Wewoka, and Maryetta Davis, Visalia, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Richard Dale Kay, Harry Joe Kay, Ronnie K. Griffith, Jim Fleming, Dewey Muirhead, and David Calvert.

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Funeral services for Juanita Nora Marson, 78, Wewoka, are scheduled for 10:30 A.M., Saturday, October 4, 2003, at the Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Mrs. Marson was born on April 21, 1925, to Thedd and Nora Smith. She married Jimmie Marson on May 8, 1948, in Wewoka. Mr. & Mrs. Marson owned and operated Marson’s Grocery Superette in Wewoka for 9 years. After retiring from the grocery business, they enjoyed camping and fishing.

Mrs. Marson was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie, of the home; two sons, Ronnie Griffith, of Visalia, California, and Jimmy Don Marson, of the home; two sisters, Geneva Kay, Wewoka, and Maryetta Davis, Visalia, California; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Dale Kay, Harry Joe Kay, Ronnie K. Griffith, Jim Fleming, Dewey Muirhead, and David Calvert.

 

Byron Martin

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Byron Rudolph Martin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Cline and Jim Waller officiating.

Interment will follow at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Martin died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at the age of 92 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Newton County, Ark. to William Edward Martin and Minnie (Curtis) Martin.

He married Alma Rosetta (Walker) Martin on Oct. 30, 1936 in Seminole.

Martin worked for Pleasant Grove Schools for 20 years, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

He was a Seminole resident for 84 years, moving her from Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alma Rosetta Martin on Oct. 22, 2001; one son, William Martin; one granddaughter, Gena Martin Hamilton and one great granddaughter, Kennedy Shook.

He is survived by two sons, Charles Martin and wife, Vickie of Okemah and Tommy Martin of Seminole; three daughters, Doris Roberts and husband, Ferlin of Alva, Sue Parsons and husband, Bill of Seminole and Mary Gates and husband, Billy Roy of Tecumseh; 14 grandchildren, Barry Roberts, Kellie Roberts, Ken Roberts, Lori Long, Charlie Martin, Lacey Martin, Jennifer Parsons, Chandra Moyer, Travis Gates, Kirk Gates, Leslie Fish, Barry Benett, Kim Walls and Kara Shook; and 15 great grandchildren, Kord and Katy Walls, Karsyn and Kooper Shook, Mason and Casey Roberts, Bailey Bell, Rheany Carson, Gabriel Long, Aaron Hamilton, Tabitha Martin, Chase Martin, Kelcee and Logan Bennett and Wil Moyer.

Casket bearers include Barry Roberts, Ken Roberts, Charlie Martin, Travis Gates, Kirk Gates and Paul Shook.

 

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Mary Martin

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Mary B. Martin, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate.

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

Mary passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 79.

She was born to Barney Blue and Dosalina (Contratto) Blue on Jan. 25, 1924 in Coalgate.

Mary graduated from Hartshorn High School in December of 1945, and married Walter Alvin Martin.

The couple made their home and reared their daughters in Wewoka.

Mary was employed by the Department of Human Services; retiring after 20 years of service.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a choir member and taught Sunday School and Special Needs Sunday School.

Mary was a woman devoted to her family and church, and will be remembered in our community as a gentle person who genuinely cared for those around her.

Her children will forever cherish a mother’s unending legacy of love and devotion.

At the time of her death, Mary had been living in Norman for the past few years.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, John Blue; two sisters, Margaret Echelle and Jo Anna Blue; her son-in-law, Michael Secrest; and one great-granddaughter, Luci Mikel Secrest.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Secrest, Norman, and Cheryl Stephenson and her husband, Jon, Frisco, Texas; one sister, Dosalina Grego, McAlester; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Secrest, Scott Secrest, Jon Stephenson, Jr., John Livermore, Matt Crawford, and Chet Howard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Secrest, Gerald Hill, Durwood Tucker, and Max Filson.

Mary Collins

Services were held for Nancy Jane Collins, at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee.

Born on March 15, 1936, in Seminole, she died February 26, 2003.

She was a registered nurse for 15 years in Arkansas, where she was held of the Oncology department.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard "Rip" Collins of Arkansas.

She is survived by three children, son Larry Sanford; daughters, DeeAnn Schroyer , Shawnee, and Judy "J.B." Sanford of Dallas, TX. Five grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren also survive her

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society..

 

Earl Lynn Mason

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Earl Lynn Mason, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

He died on May 29, 2003 at the age of 42, in the DVA Medical Center.

He was born on June 12, 1960, in Shawnee to Jack and Edith Mable (Braden) Mason.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

His parents and his birth father, Victor Mason, preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Rachel Moon of Tahlequah and Misty Michelle Warner of Texarkana, Texas; and one half-brother, Kenneth Mason.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Opal Mason

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Opal Jewel (Lemons) Mason were scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Floyd Tate officiating.

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

She died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the age of 91 at Unity North in Shawnee.

She was born March 18, 1912, in Honeygrove, Texas to Henry Lemons and Minnie (Denison) Lemons.

She married George J. Mason on Oct. 4, 1930 in Bonham, Texas.

She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Seminole.

She was of the Nazarene Faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George, on Feb. 7, 1973; two brothers, Marvin Lemons and Curtis Lemons, two sisters, Elsie Kirkpatrick and Oneta Bickford; one grandson, Ricky Scott, and one granddaughter, Melinda Knott.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Wilburn and Wanda Mason of Seminole, George and Donna Mason of Tecumseh and Terry Ray and Connie Mason of Shawnee; daughters and son-in-laws, Melba and Joe Gibbs of Mesquite, Texas, Peggy and Jim Dollarhide of Morrison, Linda (Novotny) and Dayton Barnes of Seminole and June and Mike Hume of Sulphur; one daughter, Margaret Scott of Seminole; two nephews, Loyd Bigford of Edmond and Bobby Jack Kirkpatrick of Denison, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Wilburn Mason

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Wilburn Lee Mason were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment followed at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at the age of 72 at his home in Seminole.

He was born July 29, 1931, in Bonham, Texas to George Joseph Mason and Opal Jewel (Lemons) Mason.

Mason married Wanda Jean (Boston) Mason on Feb. 4, 1969, in Durant.

He was self-employed at WW Salvage Yard for 40 years.

He was also previously employed at Tinker AFB in maintenance and mechanics for four years.

Mason served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean conflict.

He was a member of Twin Oak Baptist Church since 1985.

He enjoyed fishing and buying and selling salvage parts and old cars.

He was also a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two aunts, Elsie Kirkpatrick and Jettie and two uncles, Curtis and Marvin Lemons.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Mason of the home; one, Ricky Mason of Seminole; four daughters, Kimberly Leann King of Seminole, Judy Shedd of Tecumseh and Brenda Cates and Paula Rhea, both of Holdenville; five sisters, Linda Novotny and Margaret Scott of Seminole, Melba Gibbs of Dallas, Texas, Peggy Dollarhide of Morrison and June Hume of Sulphur; two brothers, George Wayne Mason of Tecumseh and Terry Ray Mason of Shawnee; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Jimmy J. Novotny Jr., Timothy Leonard, Johnny Len King and Jerry L. Mason.

Honorary casketbearers were Kenneth "Jake" Leonard, Pete Northcott, Darrell Smith and Ricky Lee Mason.

 

 

Kenneth Steve

Massey

Private family services for Seminole County resident Kenneth Steve Massey of Maud have been scheduled under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Massey died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the age of 59 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

He was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Hagerman, N.M. to Ernest Massey and Maxine U. (Gillham) Massey.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt. (P) in Vietnam.

He served from Jan. 12, 1962 until Jan. 11, 1968.

He was a retired truck driver.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Stuart Massey of Helena, Mont. and Douglas Kent Massey of Kodac, Alaska; one daughter, Elizabeth Naomi Massey of Lewistown, Mont.; two brothers, Joe Massey of Sheridan, Wyo. and Michael Massey; two sisters, Alice Peavler of Maud and Patricia Unger of Fountain Valley, Calif.; and one grandson.

 

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Roger Eugene May

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Roger Eugene May are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Brother John Wiles will officiate the services.

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

May passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital at the age of 63.

He was born to Andrew Jackson May and Flossie (Pruitt) May on April 20, 1940 in Wetumka.

May married Carolyn (Smith) May on Feb. 28, 1959 in Holdenville.

He was an oilfield production engineer and pumper, and was of Baptist faith.

May was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Devoe Maye in 1995; and one sister, Barbara Whittern in 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn May, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Jalena May, Seminole, Tommy and Carmen May, Maud, and Rodney and Dovie May, Shawnee; two daughters and son-in-law, Kim and David Kiker, Seminole, and Karla May, Seminole; one sister-in-law, Shirley Maye, Seminole; one brother, Jerry May, Van Buren, Ark.; eight sisters, Obie Osborn, Shirley Osborn, and Claudetta West, all of Wetumka, Judy Allen, Wewoka, Janie Mize, Earlsboro, and Ladonna Brown, Jeanie Jones, and Mary Brawdy, all of Seminole; one brother-in-law, Dan Whittern, Tecumseh; nine grandchildren, Marcus and Abby May, Michael May, Wesley May, Staci Kiker, Derek Kiker, Devon May, Macie May, and Dassie May; and two great-grandchildren, Destiney May and Marcus May, Jr.

Casket bearers will be Marcus May, Michael May, Wesley May, Derek Kiker, Ryan Smith, and Randy Osborn.

Honorary bearers will be Wayne Stokes, Charlie McNamara, Jerry May, Larry Smith, and his nephews.

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Bryce Maylen

WEWOKA -- Funeral services for Bryce Andrew Maylen, 19, of Wewoka, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Larry Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A wake service is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Maylen passed away Saturday in an auto accident south of Seminole.

He was born Dec. 21, 1983, in Seminole to Danny Ray and Kerri Leigh (Houser) Maylen.

He graduated from Butner High School in May 2002 and had enlisted with the Okemah unit of the Oklahoma National Guard in 2000.

He completed basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., in 2000, and Advanced Individual Training in Gulfport, Ms., in 2002.

He recently began his studies at Seminole State College.

He was a member of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Peggy Maylen, in 2002.

Survivors include his mother, Kerri Maylen, now of Eufaula; father, Danny Ray Maylen and his wife Valerie of Wetumka; brother, Riley Ray Maylen, Eufaula; a fiance, Cristan Alt, Shawnee; grandparents, Phyllis and Dan Houser and Charles Maylen, all of Wewoka; and great-grandparents, Jane and Clifton Houser, Wewoka.

Other survivors include two aunts, three uncles and numerous cousins, relatives and many friends.

 

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Edward McBeth

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Edward McBeth are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at God’s Glory Temple in Seminole with Revs. G.W. Luther and Jim Rider officiating.

Interment will follow at the family cemetery in Reagan under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

McBeth died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at the age of 78 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

He was born May 13, 1925, in Konawa to Arthur McBeth and Pearl Simer.

He married Nadine A. McBeth on Sept. 28, 1979 in Claremore.

He moved to Seminole 13 years ago.

He worked as the meat department manager for Safeway and Homeland for several years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as Navy Seaman First Class and received an honorable discharge on Dec. 5, 1945.

He was a member of God’s Glory Temple in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob McBeth; and one sister, Ruby Flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine A. McBeth of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Tony McBeth of Tulsa and James McBeth and Alona of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Shields and husband, Johnny and Delores Abbus and husband, Khalil, all of Tulsa; step-children and spouses, Harry Claytor and wife, Betty of Earlsboro and Joe Gatewood of Holdenville; grandchildren, Johnny Shields, Robert Shields, Brandy Eberle, Ibrahim Abbus, Meagan Abbus, Rebeca McBeth, Mieka McBeth, Tony McBety Jr. and Melissa Puga; step grandchildren, Cindy Grabin, Teresa Hannah, Jason Claytor, Gary Loving and Lacey Loving; and several great grandchildren.

 

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Mary McClanahan

Funeral services for Mary Virginia McClanahan of Wewoka are pending with Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

She died May 22, 2003 at the age of 83 in Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Raymond McClanahan

Wewoka resident Raymond Eugene McClanahan died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 65.

Mr. McClanahan was cremated, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, and no services are planned.

McClanahan was born on Aug. 5, 1937 in Little.

He married Dorothy J. Smith, and she survives him of the home.

McClanahan was a retired transmission mechanic.

Other survivors include three daughters, Sherry L. McNeill, Wewoka, and Shillea J. Hill and Sandra A. Thompson, both of Seminole; one son, Raymond Eugene McClanahan, II, Wewoka; one sister, Delores Bradberry, Dallas, Texas; one brother, Orvel McClanahan, Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Martha Jane

McCready

Funeral services for Seminole County residents sister, Martha Jane McCready were scheduled for 2 p.m. July 3, 2003, at the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Randall Miller officiating.

She died on July 1, 2003, at the age of 78 years, in Prague.

She was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Stigler to John L. and Mary (Ballard) Adams.

She had been a resident of the Paden area most of her life with the exception of living in Vian for several years.

She attended Paden Schools.

She married William Clarence McCready on June 5, 1942 in Okemah and he preceded her in death of Jan. 11, 1986.

She was a homemaker and worked for Beoing Aircraft for five years. She had attended several churches in the Paden area.

Her parents, a daughter, Ida Rhea McCready and two brothers, Clifton Adams and Carney Adams also preceded her in death.

She is survived one son, Bill McCready of Rogers, Ark.; one daughter, Mary Sue Watkins of Paden; one brother, Clinton Bud Adams; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery in Paden with the grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

Marion McDaniel

A memorial service for Wewoka resident Marion Kay McDaniel is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Seventh Day Adventist.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McDaniel died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003 at her home at the age of 51.

She was born May 20, 1951 in Seminole to Desmond and Thelma (Lee) Ross.

She was a longtime Seminole and Wewoka resident.

McDaniel was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a son, Tyler Eugene Stewart.

She is survived by her companion, Philip Ray Stewart of the home; two sons, Philip Ray Stewart Jr. and Scott Stewart, both of the home; two daughters, Tracy (McDaniel) Creger and Shelly (McDaniel) Robinson, both of Oklahoma City; six sisters, Carolyn Houck and Janis Villarma, both of Earlsboro, Joyce Ross, Barbara Orr, and Joan Morris, all of Seminole, and Pat Carter of Konawa; and two grandchildren.

Karla Dean

McKay

A memorial service will be held for longtime Seminole resident, Karla Dean McKay at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Karla journeyed to heaven on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at her home at the age of 47.

She was born to Barney and Evelyn (Covington) Davis on September 15, 1955 in Seminole.

Karla married Michael McKay on July 29, 1983 in Seminole.

She was a registered nurse, wife, mother, friend and Mimi.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gary Watson.

Karla is survived by her husband, Michael of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Kassie and Lucas Smith of Oklahoma City; one son, Jansen Staley of Tulsa; two step-daughters, Myria McKay of Seminole and Mandy Simmons and her husband, Justin of Tahlequah; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Ivonna Watson of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister in law, Barbara Watson of Tyler, Texas; grandson, Garrett Riley Smith of Oklahoma City; aunts, Helen Brown and Sadie of Oklahoma City.

She is also survived by the father of her two children, V.P. Staley his parents, Vernon and Louise Staley and a myriad of close friends who loved her to death.

David McKinney

Funeral services for Seminole resident David Henry McKinney are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Historic Strothers Chapel.

Dr. James Sills is set to officiate.

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

McKinney died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 77.

He had been a Seminole resident since 1986.

He was born July 4, 1925 in Irdell, Texas to George A. and Bessie (Cook) McKinney.

McKinney married Dora V. McKinney. She survives him of the home.

He was an electrical contractor in North Carolina.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

McKinney was a 32 degree Mason in Seminole City Lodge #476 and Scottish Rite in McAlester.

He was a member of First Christian Church.

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

McKin is also survived by one son, David E. McKinney of Kingston; one sister, Bobbie Jones; two stepsons, Bart and Fred Walker; one stepdaughter, Rae; three granddaughters and several great-grandchildren.

Cecil McLaughlin

Funeral services for Cecil McLaughlin, father of Paulette Shoemaker of Seminole, are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

He was born Feb. 10, 1908 in Prague to Leonard and Maggie (Rogers) McLaughlin.

He died Aug. 14, 2003, at the age of 95 in Prague.

He was a lifelong resident of Prague and married Ollie Hicks on Oct. 14, 1931.

She passed away on Dec. 23, 1972 after 41 years of marriage.

McLaughlin then maried Mayme Bell on Feb. 14, 1974, and she passed away on Jan. 2, 1996, following 22 years of marriage.

He followed in his parents footsteps, dedicating his life to his family and farming.

He worked at Tinker Air Force Base for a short time and was a bus driver for Prague Schools.

He sold his farm home of 66 years in 1999 and moved into the town of Prague.

He was a faithful member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

He was a quiet person but friendly to everyone.

In his younger days, his hobbies were fishing and horseback riding.

In his later years he added travel to his list of things to do.

He visited Seattle, Washington, Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Vancouver and the inland of Canada with his daughter and son-in-law at the age of 89.

His last major trip was to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee at the age of 91.

He loved looking at the beautiful scenery of his creator and listening to gospel music.

Konawa all-night singing was a favorite, but he never missed a night of listening to the singers on television.

His parents, four brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son, Cecil W. (Pat) McLaughlin of Prague; two daughters, Wanda (Don) Osborne of Oklahoma City and Paulette (Ed) Shoemaker of Seminole; five granddaughters; three great grandsons and one great granddaughter.

Randall Miller will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

 

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Homer McMullen

WEWOKA – Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday for longtime Wewoka resident, William Homer McMullen. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Henry Bell will officiate at the services, assisted by Rev. Dan Anderson. Services will be held at the Stout-Phillips Chapel and interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

McMullen, 96, died Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2003 at Elmwood Nursing home.

He was born in Guntersville, AL on Aug. 25, 1906 to Thomas Marion and Zella Bell (Reynolds) McMullen.

He came to Oklahoma in 1910 and attended school at Farmersville School, a small one-room country school in northeastern Seminole County.

McMullen is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Kathryn McMullen and one son.

In 1928, McMullen married Kathryn House; she preceded him in death in 1985.

In June 1986, he married Grace McLeod; she survives him of the home.

McMullen worked as a rancher and farmer for Bart Aldridge, north of Wewoka. After ending his career as a rancher/farmer, he worked at Redbud Food Center and Scott’s IGA until his retirement.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop and especially loved making birdhouses, which he gave to all his friends. He also enjoyed gardening and landscaping.

Other survivors include one daughter, Willa Bell McMullen, Del City and one stepson, Charles Evans, Seminole; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Pallbearers listed are Bob Thomas, Lindell Smith, John Sircy, Cato Jones, Cecil Moore, Ronald Stafford, Johnny Wingo and Earl Bevelhymer.

Honorary pallbearers listed are Bob Newman, Tommy Walker, Elmer Pompey, Fred Smith and Ferril Williamson.

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Maxine McNally

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident, Maxine McNally, were scheduled for 2 p.m.., Monday, Nov. 17, at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. John Lively officiated, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

McNally died home on Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at the age of 93.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1910, in Terasita to Julius and Nanah Drew Porter.

She attended Cherokee school.

She married Dan McNally on December 20, 1931, and was married for 69 years.

They made there home in Wewoka, and she was a housewife, and a member of Methodist Church.

McNally was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 69 years Dan McNally.

She is survived by her son: Jerry McNally of Wewoka; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

Billy Melton

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Billy Jay Melton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Rev. Tony Chesser will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

He passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the age of 63 in Muskogee.

He was born Oct. 8, 1940, in Cameron, to George Washington Melton and Ruby Virginia Gober Melton.

He attended Poteau High School and worked in auto parts stores in Fredrick and Okmulgee; he recently moved to Muskogee.

Melton loved to fish and enjoyed visiting with friends and family.

His parents, one sister, Lorene Barber and one daughter, Tammy Lynn Wilhelm, preceded him in death.

He is survived by three sons, Monte Kent Melton, Dee Melton and Kilven Gene Melton, all of Altus; one brother, Leon Melton of Holdenville; three sisters Lois Williams of Ardmore, Lenora Thomason of Wewoka and Vonda Smith of Tulsa; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

Donald

Melton

Graveside services for life long Seminole resident, Donald Ray Melton of Stigler, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Melton died April 8, 2003 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center at the age of 65.

He was born on November 8, 1937 in Seminole to Norman Leon Melton and Rosa Mae (Driskill) Melton.

He was married to Mae (Webb) Melton.

He was a self-employed mechanic and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Arizona.

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

He is survived by his wife, Mae Melton of the home; three sons, Rick Melton and Terry Melton both of Seminole and Mike Melton of Aztec, N.M.; two daughters, Donita Burgess or Prague and Teresa Birdwell of Seminole; one brother, Arnold Melton of Globe Ariz.; two sisters, Norma Phillips and Wanda Pinkerton both of Seminole; 15 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Don Pinkerton, Marshall Phillips, Gene Abbott, Richie Birdwell, Richard Whitley and Charley Lynch.

Honorary bearers are Jim Braun, Jerry Poff and C.D. Houck.

Ronald ‘Oogie’ Melton

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ronald "Oogie" Wayne Melton, were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003 at the Bird Creek Church in Sasakwa.

Revs. Newman Crow, Jr., Norman Daniels, Kenneth Cooper, and Bunnie Carpitcher will officiate.

Interment was to follow at the Bird Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Melton died Monday, April 14, 2003 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 52.

He was born to William and Ester (Little) Melton on Aug. 30, 1950 in Talihina.

Oogie attended school at Varnum and Strother.

He was a member of the Bird Creek Church and was ordained as a Baptist Minister on March 1, 2003 by Rev. Norman Daniel from the Bird Creek Church.

Melton was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam Ere.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Melton.

Melton is survived by two sons, Ron Melton Jr., Oklahoma City, and Artimus Melton, Seminole; five daughters, Joyce Ann Melton, Seminole, Eleanor Melton, Santo Domingo Pueblo, N.M., Allison Melton and Lory Melton, both of Santa Domingo, N.M., and Jerry Dawn Melton, Oklahoma City; five brothers, William (Bill) Melton, Jr., Norman, John Melton, Seminole, Lloyd Martin, Wewoka, Robert Martin, Ponca City, and Scott Martin, Wewoka; five sisters, Janie Hand, Oklahoma City, Mary Yearby, Overbrook, Toni Martin, Wewoka, Tamara Martin, Shawnee, and Thomasene Davis, Seminole; one uncle, Charles "Red" Little, Shawnee; and companion Johnnie and Tiffany West, Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Leon Lusty, Hop Harjo, Dave Little, Jake Larney, Artimus Tanyan, and Rusty Powell.

Honorary bearers will be Kenneth Cooper, Bunnie Carpitcher, Jeff Factor, Kelly Tiger, Frank Moppin, Dan Factor, and Sonny Braswell.

Richard Eric Mendiola

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Richard Eric Mendiola are scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in Stout-Phillips Chapel.

He died July 26, 2003, at the age of 60 in Midwest Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born July 17, 1943, in Mission, Texas to Pedro Mendiola and Victoria Vella Mendiola.

He was one of ten children.

He was raised in California and graduated from Redwood Sequaha City High School.

He moved to Wewoka in 1995 and had been employed with the Seminole County Sheriff Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Alicia lpez and Connie Liebschwager.

He is survived by one daughter, Michelle Caeser of Wewoka; one son, Austin Mendiola of Wewoka; two grandchildren; brothers and sisters, all of California, Lorenzo ‘Larry’ Mendiola, Eppy Mendiola, Angie Richert, Rigo Mendiola, Eva Schmidt, Lucy Liebschwager and Fidel Mendiola; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Charles A. Mensay

A memorial service for Charles A. Mensay, father of Debra Kiser of Maud, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Flour Bluff-Padre Isles Funeral Home Chapel in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He died on July 15, 2003, at the age of 69 in a Corpus Christi hospital.

He was a retired accountant and served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was also a member of the Gardendale Baptist Church.

He is survived by one son, Leonard Mensay of Corpus Christi, Texas; one daughter, Debra Kiser of Maud; and five grandchildren.

 

Ida Mae ‘Sissy’ Skeen Mesarick

Services for Seminole County resident, Ida Mae "Sissy" Skeen Mesarick were held Saturday, Aug. 30 under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore.

She died Aug. 29, 2003, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Nov. 24, 1940, in Maud.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moore.

She enjoyed crochet, sewing, knitting and shopping.

She dearly loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of the home, two sons, two stepchildren, one brother, four sisters, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and one granddaughter.

Ida Mae ‘Sissy’ Skeen Mesarick

Services for Seminole County resident, Ida Mae "Sissy" Skeen Mesarick were held Saturday, Aug. 30 under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore.

She died Aug. 29, 2003, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Nov. 24, 2940, in Maud.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moore.

She enjoyed crochet, sewing, knitting and shopping.

She dearly loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of the home, two sons, two stepchildren, one brother, four sisters, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and one granddaughter.

Alan Miller

 

 

Rev. Alan D. Miller, Shawnee, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at the age of 59, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born in Seminole County, Oklahoma, on February 27, 1944, to Alec Dixie Miller and Irene Cornelius Miller.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alec and Irene Miller; one brother, Billy Joe Miller; four sisters, Francis Miller Pecore; Kathy Nina Miller, Pauline Miller and Baby Miller.

He is survived by his wife Carol Miller and grandson, Brandon Ehologee, of the home; three sons, Alvin D. Miller, Alex D. Miller and Milan T. Ricker, all of Shawnee; three daughters, Angela D. Miller-Salceda, Seminole, Andrea D. Mitchell Miller, Tecumseh; and Anna M. Miller, Shawnee. 15 grandchildren: Jacob, Taryn Pak-se, & Laurin Kococum-‘PV McGeisey, Ellic Tustvnuk-ke Rakke & Raven Miller, Samson Miles Fixico, Hunter-Alexis Miller, Brandon Ehologee & Marty Iyo Terronez, Michael Eco-hutke Haney, T-Anna Rey Fus-Cate Lena, Daniel Albert Rafo-hakaf, Autumn Oske, Essiah Tahokne, and Alexis Caroline Mitchell. Three brothers, George C. Miller, Aurora, Colorado; Josey D. Miller, Shawnee and Joaquin Miller, Shawnee, three sisters, Martha L. Mooney, Seminole, Josephine Miller, Shawnee, and Karen Sue Miller, Seminole. Six nephews and 12 nieces, numerous great-nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends.

Alan married Carol Ann Ell from Browning, Montana on November 29, 1967; they have six children.

He enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corp from September 13, 1961 to January 17, 1966, serving during the Viet Nam era.

Alan attended school at Strother, Shawnee and Tecumseh and received his GED in Oakland, California.

He attended Law School at OCU, Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, New Mexico; he graduated from Aircraft Mechanic School in June 1967 and was an aircraft mechanic until he entered college.

He graduated from San Francisco State College on January 14, 1975, with an Inter-disciplinary Social Science Degree.

He was in the PBS documentary "Alcatraz is not an Island" and he worked for the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma for several years and was Vice-chief from September 1982 through 1986.

He was licensed to preach by Reverend Bill Barnett from First Indian Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma; he was ordained as a Baptist Minister on March 13, 1998 by Reverend Dan Factor from Akasvmkv Baptist Church, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Alan and his wife, Carol were missionaries to the Seminole Tribe of Florida on the Brighton Riverside; and Alan pastured Faith Baptist Church in Dustin, Oklahoma from March, 2000 to December, 2002.

He was of the Ocese Band and Beaver Clan of the Seminole Nation.

The family suggests donations may be made to Integris Baptist Hospital Family Care Center.

Visitation will be at the family home on Tuesday, and he will be moved to Snake Creek Baptist Church, North of Seminole at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday evening.

A wake service is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the church; starting at 7 p.m.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 2 p.m. with Reverends Dan Factor and Bill Barnett officiating.

Pallbearers will be Truman Bowers, Hiram Gibbs, Duane Mack, Don Patterson, Russell Waldron, Joe Bender, Bennie Lena, Jimmy Hawkins, James Milam, Bob Williams, Tom Jones, Charles Gabby Mitchell and Louie Lena.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Stone, Quincy Brown, Roger Brown, Josiah Miller, George Miller and Joseph Miller.

Interment will follow at Snake Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

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Cogee Factor Miller

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Cogee Factor Miller are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at Stout Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

She died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at the age of 98.

She was born in Wewoka on Jan. 28, 1905 to William and Nancy Bender Factor, who preceded her in death.

She attended Sacred Hart Catholic School, Sam School and Emahaka Schools.

She was a lifelong member and a women’s leader of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

She was also a member of Muskogee-Creek Baptist Association.

She was one of the last of the original Allottee’s Creek Nation.

She married Legus L. Miller and worked as a housewife.

Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1977.

She is survived by her children, Rosalie Grothaus of Shawnee and Sally Taylor of Wewoka; two sisters, Mary Joyce Tiger and Lena Wright, both of Wewoka; 7 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one infant son; 4 brothers, Kenneth, George, William Jr., and Harry Factor; and two sisters, Sarah Factor and Nora Harjo.

A wake service will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m..

Pallbearers will be Eddie Lagrone, Ronnie Factor, Kevin Marshall, Randall Marshall, Eric Grothaus and Travis Jackson, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Morgan, James Factor, Jr. and Joe Bender.

Interment will follow at Factor Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Eugene T. Miller

Eugene T. Miller went to be with our Lord on Oct. 2, 2003.

He was born in Maud on May 7, 1935, the son of the late Charles Miller and Fannie Harjochee.

Eugene graduated from Chiloco Indian School in 1953.

He served in two branches of the Armed Forces; first serving in the United States Marine Corp for four years and receiving several outstanding medals.

Eugene received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (First Award).

While serving in the United States Navy, Eugene received several distinguished medals including the Vietnam Service Medal (3), Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and a Marksmanship Medal.

Eugene retired with an Honorable discharge after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy.

In 1974, he received an Automotive Mechanics Certificate from Southwest Automotive School in Moore.

In 1980, Eugene graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma.

Eugene loved all types of sports, mainly being an avid fan of his alma mater, the Oklahoma Sooners.

He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Commanders Club of Moore.

Eugene enjoyed playing cards with his fellow veterans on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons.

He also had a great love for his two cats, Metchita and Asco.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; one infant sister; and one brother.

He is survived by eight sisters, Roxie Haynes, JoAnn Factor and Kitty Miller-Fawcett of Prague, Jeanette Postoak, Esther Miller-Fourkiller and Cindy Miller of Tulsa, Pinky Miller-Cole, Oklahoma City, and Arlis Miller-Banagas, Whittier, Calif.; two brothers, Reo Miller, Seminole and Dewayne Miller, Earlsboro; one uncle, Andrew Harjo; brothers-in-law Sonny Cole, Elmer Haynes, Sam Banagas, Justin Fawcett and Newman Factor; one sister-in-law, Linda Miller; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A wake service will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Randall Miller will officiate.

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

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Jo Evolyn Miller

Funeral services for Bowlegs native Jo Evolyn Miller are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Burial and graveside services will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, under the direction of Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary.

Miller died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at Duke University Medical Center after a long fight with cancer.

She was born to Charles Dewey Chamblin and Dessie Morphis Chamblin on Oct. 10, 1931 in Bowlegs.

Miller married Truman Joe Miller, founder of Abide Realtors for 35 years.

She worked in the firm for many years, and moved to North Carolina in 1994.

Miller was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Michael Truman Miller, San Francisco, Calif.; her daughter, Michele Miller Schwartz, Wake Forest, N.C.; and one granddaughter.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development and Communications DUMC-3828, Durham, N.C., 27701.

 

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Virginia Miller

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, Virginia S. Mueller are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Welborne Methodist Church in Richmond, Va..

Interment is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday Dec. 19 at the Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 54 years, Col. Frank J. Mueller.

Mueller died in Richmond, Va. on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003.

She was born in 1924 in Tishomingo to Judge Elmer J. Sutherland and Cleo Green Sutherland and was raised in Seminole.

She was a resident of Our Lady of Hope retirement community and a member of Welborne Methodist Church.

The Mueller’s made their home in Biloxi, Miss., Fountainbleau, France, Montgomery, Ala, Washington, DC, Wiesbaden, Germany, WPAFB, Ohio, and then retired back to San Antonio, Texas.

She was active in church, school activities, and volunteer work wherever the USAF took them and was a charter member of Jefferson Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas.

Through PEO, she was an advocate and supporter of continuing education for women.

For her determination and dignity, she was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be deeply missed.

Mueller is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Mueller, Anne Mueller, and Michele Arnold and their spouses, Ken Brown and David Arnold..

She is also survived by her big sister Joanne Sutherland Leitka and John Leitka of Bethany, six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren

Memorials can be made to PEO, Chapter C, 9002 Wood Sorrell Court, Richmond, Va. 23229 or Jefferson United Methodist Church, 758 Donaldson St. San Antonio, Texas 78201 are a suggestion.

 

Claud Mills

Funeral services for native Seminole County resident, Claud Mills, were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at First Baptist Church in Midland, Texas with Dr. Gary Dyer and Rev. Bob Hopkins officiating.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 at Little Cemetery in Seminole.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy. Midland, Texas.

Claud Mills, of Midland, Texas passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the age of 86.

He was born April 4, 1917 in Seminole County to Rufus Melvin Mills and Bertie Mae Arnold Mills.

He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.

Prior to his retirement he had been employed with The Borden Company.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ilene Morgan in 1990.

Claud is survived by his wife, Laverne Mills of Midland, Texas; daughters, Claudia Sue Lewis and her husband, Floyd of Spring, Texas; Kay Starr Welch and her husband, Robert of Fredericksburg, Texas; grandchildren, Mary Kay Sims of Georgetown, Texas; Jason L Lewis of Magnolia, Texas; Claudine E. Fuentes of Sachse, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kobe Fuentes and Simon Fuentes of Sachse, Texas; Rachel E. Sims of Georgetown, Texas; sister, Edna Parrish of Seminole, brother, W.C. Mills of San Angelo, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice House of Odessa, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, Texas 79761 or the Allison Cancer Center, 2200 W. Illinois, Midland, Texas 79701.

 

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Dwight L. Mills

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Dwight Lillard Mills, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

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

Mills died May 22, 2003, at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 51.

He was born in Seminole on Sept. 17, 1951 to Bobby Lindberg and Joan (Gilkey) Mills.

After high school graduation, Mills served as a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force from May 13, 1974 until he was honorably discharged on May 12, 1978.

After his service time, he worked with construction companies at gasoline and natural gas plants.

He also worked as a security guard at a variety of locations.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan (Gilkey) Mills in 1966; his father, Bobby Lindberg Mills in 2002; his grandparents, Bertie and R.M. Mills and Grace and Barstow Gilkey; and an infant brother, James Lynn Mills in 1948.

He is survived by his step-mother, Pauline Wilcox Mills of Seminole; step-sister, Diane Meeks of Noble; step-brothers, Buster and J.D. Wilcox, both of Seminole; aunt, Edna (Mills) Parrish of Seminole; uncles, Claud Mills of Midland, Texas and W.C. Mills of San Angelo, Texas.

As a member of the Ruful M. Mills family, Dwight has many other cousins, aunts and extended family members who love him and will miss him

Casket bearers are Rex Mills, Kenneth Parish, Buster Wilcox, Gene West, Melvin Underwood and J.D. Wilcox.

Honorary bearers are Walter C. Mills, Claud Mills, Tommy Russell, Guy Harris, Leland Bancroft, Chuck Parish and Gene Mills.

 

 

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Dwight L. Mills

Funeral services for Dwight L. Miller are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home.

He died May 22, 2003 at the age of 51 at the Seminole Medical Center.

Service will be at the Swearingen Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday.

Interment will follow to Little Cemetery.

Dwight Mills

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Dwight Lillard Mills, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

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

Mills died May 22, 2003, at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 51.

He was born in Seminole on Sept. 17, 1951 to Bobby Lindberg and Joan (Gilkey) Mills.

After high school graduation, Mills served as a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force from May 13, 1974 until he was honorably discharged on May 12, 1978.

After his service time, he worked with construction companies at gasoline and natural gas plants.

He also worked as a security guard at a variety of locations.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan (Gilkey) Mills in 1966; his father, Bobby Lindberg Mills in 2002; his grandparents, Bertie and R.M. Mills and Grace and Barstow Gilkey; and an infant brother, James Lynn Mills in 1948.

He is survived by his step-mother, Pauline Wilcox Mills of Seminole; step-sister, Diane Meeks of Noble; step-brothers, Buster and J.D. Wilcox, both of Seminole; aunt, Edna (Mills) Parrish of Seminole; uncles, Claud Mills of Midland, Texas and W.C. Mills of San Angelo, Texas.

As a member of the Ruful M. Mills family, Dwight has many other cousins, aunts and extended family members who love him and will miss him

Casket bearers are Rex Mills, Kenneth Parish, Buster Wilcox, Gene West, Melvin Underwood and J.D. Wilcox.

Honorary bearers are Walter C. Mills, Claud Mills, Tommy Russell, Guy Harris, Leland Bancroft, Chuck Parish and Gene Mills.

Sam A. Mitchell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Sam A. Mitchell, were scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, Ill.

He died June 29, 2003, at his residence in Carmi.

He was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Seminole to Sam A. and Pauline Lucille (Crain) Mitchell.

He married Phyllis D. Poole June 26, 1981.

He was a retired mail carrier and a retired fire fighter in Seminole and worked for George Mitchell Drilling Company in Carmi.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Seminole as well as the Free Will Baptist Church.

He attended the Cherry Street General Baptist Church in Carmi.

He was also a Korean War Air Force Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home, five daughters, Susan Pinkerton of El Paso, Texas, Teresa Reich of Topeka, Kan., Melisa Weddle of Rockwall, Texas, Betty Noey of Papillion, Neb. and Kimberly Tharp of Morton, Ill.; a sister, Evelyn Cox of Seminole; two brothers, Billy Mitchell of Shawnee and Ron Mitchell of Seminole; nine grandchildren; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Littles.

Officiating the services was Rev. Bob Pollard.

Interment was in the Union Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Cherry Street General Baptist Church building fund.

Wizy Mitchell

The funeral service for Seminole County resident, Wizy Mitchell will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Interment will be at the Snake Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Little.

Mitchell died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the age of 54 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Nov. 30, 1948,in Seminole County, to Marshall Lee Mitchell and Susie Fixico.

She was reared in the Seminole County and Shawnee areas and was a member of the Snake Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Herschell Chebon Mitchell.

She is survived by one brother Barney Mitchell of Bethany; two sisters, Katherine Deere of Tecumseh, and Rosie Joan Gentry of Washington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Also, Pat Bell, for being her close friend and being there when she needed help getting around.

Pallbearers will be Larry Deere, Steve Yeager, Charles Mitchell, Marcus Mitchell, John Ray Walker, and Leonard Walker.

 

Dora Mae Moore

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Dora Mae Moore ace scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18at Chelsea Church of Christ.

Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Visitation will be held at the Chelsea Funeral Home from 1-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17.

Moore died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the age of 97.

She was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ for over 50 years.

Full obituary to follow.

Virgle Moore

A Memorial service for Konawa native Virgle Leon Moore is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Guardian West Funeral Home Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Moore died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003 at the age of 66 in Oklahoma City.

He was born to Roscoe and Edna Moore on Sept. 24, 1936 in Konawa.

Moore worked at Hoster Steel Mill in Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Moore; and one sister, Emma Jean Short.

Moore is survived by two daughters, Teresa and Julie Moore; one son, Michael Moore; a brother, Sam Moore; two sisters, Dorothy Brown and Carolyn Martin; and two grandchildren.

Yvonne Shermaine Moore

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Yvonne Shermaine Moore of Wewoka will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born August 3, 1937, to Elmer D. and Doris Baker Moore.

She lived in Wewoka for 31 years and passed away July 15, 2003, in the Seminole Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Earl M. Moore.

She is survived by an aunt, Mildred Moore, of Oklahoma City, an uncle, William Kay, of Ortonville, Michigan, sister-in-law Barbara Moore, many cousins who loved her and her many friends at Oakridge Home.

Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Gerald Morris

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Gerald Wayne Morris are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Revs. Carl Whitfield, Steve Cline and Frank Foster officiating.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Morris died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the age of 51 in his home in Seminole.

He was born July, 27, 1952, in Holdenville to Gerald Leland Morris and Geraldine (Collis) Morris and graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1971.

He was married to Janet Denise (Bailey) Morris and was disabled.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by G.L. and Betty Morris of Seminole, common-law spouse, Janet Denise Morris of the home, daughter and son-in-law, Terri Laine and J.D. Stasny of Prague; step-daughter and son-in-law, Shalene and Jeff Lewis of Seminole; step-daughter, Jessica Bailey of Seminole; brothers, George Morris and Robert Morris, both of Seminole; three step-grandchildren, Tyler, Jasmine and Brooklyn Bailey of Seminole; and mother and father-in-law, Bobbie and Paul Postman of St. Louis.

He was a very loving son, father, husband and grandfather and had many friends who loved him.

Casket bearers will be Wendell Darnell, Opie Daniels, Eddie Boatman, Wade Kifer, Jeff Lewis and Phillip Welch.

Honorary bearers are Robert Vasquez, Doyle Morris, Michael Morris, Randell Myers and J.D. Stasny.

 

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Harold Morris

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Harold Wayne Morris, now of Duncan, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel in Duncan with Rev. Randy Scraper officiating assisted by Dr. Jack Robbins.

Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Morris died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the age of 89 at Duncan Care Center in Duncan.

He was born July 22, 1914, in Stonewall to Samuel D and Mabel Nelson Morris.

He married Vivian Matthews on Oct. 4, 1936.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Morris was co-owner of Western Auto and later a sales clerk at Hopeman Equipment Company.

He belonged to the Audubon Club, Lions Club, Board of Stewards and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian of the home; two daughters, Barbara Ply and husband John of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Virginia Stanley of Amhurst, N.H.; one brother, Charles Morris of Lenexa, Kan.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pall bearers will be Don Blevins, Ken Roberts, Tommy Downey, Roger McConnell and Rod Kovar.

Honorary pall bearers will be the couples class of First United Methodist Church, Dr. Paul Gose and Bobby Pollock.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Heartland Care Hospice.

 

 

William Morris Jr.

TUSTIN, CALIF. – Word has been received of the death of Seminole native William Ira Morris Jr.

He was to be buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

Morris died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003 at the age of 61.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as a code breaker.

After he left the military, he worked in the electrical field for nearly 40 years.

Morris is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two daughters, Kimberly Velazquez of Tustin, Calif. and Sherri Morris of Seattle, Wash.; and a sister, Joyce Yerby of Stillwater.

 

Helen Moses

Funeral services for Bowlegs native Helen J. Moses, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sapulpa.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the services.

Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa.

Moses died Monday, March 3, 2003 at the Bristow Medical Center in Bristow, at the age of 62.

She was born to William Brian and Iva Elizabeth Meek Hilton on March 23, 1940 in Bowlegs.

Moses was a home health care provider and a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Robert and Ray Hilton.

Moses is survived by four daughters, Donna Chandler, Owasso, Pennie Nicholson, St. Louis, Mo., Lisa Ndawula, Hurst, Texas, and Andrea Littlebear, Bristow; two brothers, Tommy Hilton, Richmond, Texas, and Mike Hilton, Seminole; six sisters, Norma Welch, Bowlegs, Betty Meloy, Wilson, Billie Vaughn, Kingfisher, Joann Zelaya, Seminole, Linda Pierce, Maud, and Darlene Selfridge, Seminole; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Chandler, Sam Nicholson, Harley Meloy, J.J. Fritz, Brooklynn Littlebear, Samuel Ndawula, and Troy Welch.

Sandra Moses

Wake services for Sandra "Birdie" Moses are set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

She will be take to Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 with wake services there to be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at the Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Interment will be at the Moses family cemetery in Limestone under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

 

Sandra Fay

‘Birdie’ Moses

Wake services for Seminole County resident, Sandra Fay "Birdie" Moses are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

She will be taken to Hilltop Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 4 p.m. and wake services will start at 7 p.m. at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Interment will follow at the Moses family cemetery in Limestone under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Moses died Monday, Oct 27, 2003, at the age of 41.

She was born Oct. 27, 1963, to Sam and Josephine McGertt Moses.

She attended and graduated from New Lima High School.

She was a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka.

She resided at Elmwood Manor until her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Moses in 1996 and Josephine McGertt Moses in 1974, one sister, Wanetta "Rosetta" Moses in 1995 and one brother, Harold Moses in 1972.

She is survived by one sister, Suzanna Moses, and one brother, Harlan Moses, both of Wewoka as well as several other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Olie Gunville, Jim Gunville, Cornelius Garcia, Steven "Kvcv" Wolf, Paul Stewart and Charles Trevino.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mickey Hill, Bryan McGertt, Shawn McGertt and Larry Harrison.

Flowergirls will be volunteers.

 

Kathryn Moss

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Kathryn Ann Moss, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Cromwell.

She died on May 20, 2003, at the age of 59, at the Unity Health Center North.

She was born on July 24, 1943, in Elizabeth, New Jersey to George Buckley and Kathryn Ann (Burke) Buckley.

She married Sydney Ray Matthews in 1964, who preceded her in death in 1971.

She married Thomas A. Moss on January 21, 1995 in Oklahoma City.

She was a registered nurse for a group of doctors in Shawnee.

She graduated from Morgan City High School in 1963 and Northwestern University of Lafayette, La.

She was an OU fan, enjoyed flowers, family, friends, animals and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. Moss of the home; one son, G. Michael Matthews of Dallas, Texas; two step-sons, Larry D. Moss of Broken Arrow and Danny T. Moss of Noble; one daughter, Mary Kathryn Matthews of Oklahoma City; two step-daughters, Cathy Hudson of Washington and Tamera Erickson of Richardson, Texas; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Honorary bearers are Michael Matthews, Travis Beckel, Arthur Osborn, Gene Coates and Kenneth Sapp.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made tot he Oklahoma Heart Association.

 

 

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Kathryn Moss

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Kathryn Ann Moss of Cromwell, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Cromwell under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died on May 20, 2003, at the age of 59, at the Unity Health Center North.

She was born on July 24, 1943, in Elizabeth, New Jersey to George Buckley and Kathryn Ann (Burke) Buckley and raised in Morgan City, La.

She married Sydney Ray Matthews in 1964, who preceded her in death in 1971.

She married Thomas A. Moss on January 21, 1995 in Oklahoma City.

She was a registered nurse for a group of doctors in Shawnee.

She graduated from Morgan City High School in 1963 and Northwestern University of Lafayette, La.

She was an OU fan, enjoyed flowers, family, friends, animals and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. Moss of the home; one son, G. Michael Matthews of Dallas, Texas; two step-sons, Larry D. Moss of Broken Arrow and Danny T. Moss of Noble; one daughter, Mary Kathryn Matthews of Oklahoma City; two step-daughters, Cathy Hudson of Washington and Tamera Erickson of Richardson, Texas; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Honorary bearers are Michael Matthews, Travis Beckel, Arthur Osborn, Gene Coates and Kenneth Sapp.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Carl Whitfield.

Father Timothy Fuller of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Elk City will officiate at the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made tot he Oklahoma Heart Association.

 

 

 

 

Beola Mullen

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Beola Lee (McMillan) Mullen were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Hammons officiating.

Interment followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mullen died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at the age of 92 in Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 22, 1910, in Wardville to Olan McMillan and Bertie (Denny) McMillan.

She married Ernest L. Mullen on May 9, 1932 in Coalgate.

She attended East Central University after graduation from high school.

She worked at Newton Wall’s for 21 years as bookkeeper.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole where she was saved as a teenager.

She has worked in the children’s Sunday school department for over 60 years.

She enjoyed arts, crafts, cooking and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest in 1988; and one brother, Thea McMillan in 1998.

She is survived by two sons, Don Mullen of Seminole and Kent Mullen of Tecumseh; one brother, Keith McMillan of Lehigh; one sister, Eileen Ronald of Coalgate; two grandsons; and three great grandchildren.

Casket bearers were J.P. "Doc" Duvall, D.C. Neal, Max Swanson, Johnny Meeks, Tim Poplin, and Richard Northcott.

 

 

Gladys Mullen

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Gladys Mullen are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept 8 at the Wolf Cemetery, south of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate.

The casket will be open for viewing at the Swearingen Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Monday.

It will be closed and not re-opened.

She died Sept. 5, 2003, at the age of 62 at Seminole Medical Center, Seminole.

She was born June 14, 1941, in Seminole to Leroy Richards and Wanda (Brown) Richards.

She was married to Gerald Eugene "Gene" Mullen on June 10, 1960 in Wolf.

He preceded her in death.

She was retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wolf.

She loved her grandchildren, gardening and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her father, husband and son, Gerald Dewayne "Jerry" Mullen.

She is survived by her mother, Wanda Richards of Jenks; two daughters, Melissa Marquis and Teresa Anson, both of Seminole; three sisters, Betty Richards and Barbara Burleson, both of Jenks and Georgia Mullen of Konawa; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.

 

 

Vernon Eugene

Mullen

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Vernon Eugene Mullen, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, July 14 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

He died July 11, 2003, at the age of 88 in Seminole.

He was born May 27, 1915 in Maud to D.M. Mullen and Myrtle (May) Mullen.

He was married to Lela Jo (Prickett) Mullen on Aug. 20, 1939.

He was a former school teacher and coached football, basketball and track at Ada, Seminole and Bowlegs.

He was also principal at Bowlegs and in 1952 he opened his own business ‘Vernon Mullen Insurance Agency’ as Mid-Continent life insurance agent in Seminole.

He retired after 50 years.

He received his BA and Masters in Business Education from Oklahoma University, where he also received honorable mention as All American basketball player.

He was also on the very first Final Four Basketball Team at OU and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole where he served as a deacon, past president of the Seminole Kiwanis Club, the National Life Underwriters Association and the OU Business Club Alumni..

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lela Jo on Dec. 26, 1992; and one brother, Ernest Mullen.

He is survived by three sons, Larry Mullen of Seminole, David Mullen of Blanchard and Paul Mullen of Stillwater; two brothers, Ray Mullen of Sun City, Ariz. and Clarence Mullen of Owasso; a special friend, Gwyn White of Seminole; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grand child.

Honorary Casket Bearers are Dr. Ron White, Phillip Parks, Wayne Pester, Dr. David Boren, James White, Gail Pair, Winford Matthews and Dr. Paul Dichter.

Honorary Casket bearers also include Doers Sunday School Class, Deacons at the First Baptist Church of Seminole and all the staff at Pioneer Nursing Home, Seminole.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Russell Vickars.

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

 

 

Alma Mullinax

No services are planned for longtime Wewoka resident Alma Joyce Mullinax.

Burial is to be in Holdenville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mullinax died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003 at Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 75.

She was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Okemah to Richard and Lillie (Lawrence) Edmunds.

She married Lonnie Joe Mullinax on June 12, 1949 in Holdenville. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2002.

Mullinax worked in home daycare.

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

She is survived by one son, Larry Mullinax of Norman; one daughter, Linda O’Donnell of Bixby; two brothers, Wayne Edmunds of Big Cabin and Doyle Edmunds of Hollister; one sister, Vera DeShazer of Richardson, Texas; and three grandchildren.

R.D. ‘Baby’ Murray

Funeral services for R.D. ‘Baby’ Murray are set for April 12 at 1 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Elmer Jones of St. Joseph Baptist Church officiating.

Murray died April 9, 2003 at the age of 97 at home in Norman.

He was born on October 4, 1905 in Louisiana to William and Era (Spikes) Murray and moved to Seminole County where he lived for 95 years, until his health began to fail and moved to Norman to be close to family.

He first married Eelta Mae King and to this union, six children were born, three sons and two daughters preceded him in death.

In 1946 he married Pinkie Mae Foster, and to this union six children were born, with one daughter, Pearl Lavon preceding him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, George Murray, James Murray, and Buster Foxworth.

He joined St. Joseph Baptist Church at an early age.

Later, he was ordained as a deacon, Sunday School Superintendant, Church treasurer and also held several positions with the Southwest Creek district.

He was active in his church until his health began to fail and he and his wife moved to Norman.

He attended the Johnson Grove School.

He is survived by his wife, Pinky M. Murray of the home, five daughters, Barbara Elliott of San Diego, Calif,, Juanita Beaty of Brooklyn, N.Y., Patricia Griffis of Norman, Carletha Kitt of Columbia S.C., and Vanessa Jernigan of Edmond; two sons, Rodney Simon of Rocklin, Calif. and William J. Murray of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Andrew Murray of Idabell one sister, Pinky Oliver of Cochran, Calif.; a host of grand children and great-grandchildren and a loving caregiver, Laurie Wright.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Braxton, Jr., Dewan Keesee, Jeffrey Keesee, James Griffis, Al Jernigan and Carzell Brown.

Honorary Pallbearers are Rodney Simon, William J. Murray, W.C. Miller, Bernard Beaty, Harold O’Guinn, Haywood Griffis, Johnny Gloston, Clyde Spencer, Eddie Smith and Robert Richmond.

Burial will be at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

 

Earleta L. Myers

Funeral services for Seminole High School graduate Earleta L. Myers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Glen Pence is set to officiate.

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

Myers died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 80.

She was born Dec. 27, 1922 in Clinton to J.E. and Leta (Pierce) Frazier.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1941.

Myers was an operator for Southwestern Bell for 36 years and was a member of the Southwestern Bell Association, known as the "Pioneers."

She married Lawrence N. Myers on May 31, 1952 in Seminole.

She had been a Shawnee resident since 1956.

Myers was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and an infant sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Paula Wolfe of Edmond; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Parsons of Seminole.

Elbert Myers

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Elbert Myers of Wewoka will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 27 at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Rev. Perry Justus will officiate.

Myers died Wednesday, Decc 24, 2003, at the age of 80 at Elmwood Nursing Home.

He was born on March 31, 1923, in Okemah, to Hugh and Nora (Huddleston) Myers.

He attended Okemah schools and married Evelyn McMullen on March 19, 1944, in Richmond, Calif..

He worked for Halliburton Oil Co. for 27 years then B.J. Hughes, and loved to tell oil field stories.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and accepted the Lord as his Savior on November 25, 2003.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, on Nov. 25, 2003, his parents, and two sons, Robert Dale Myers and James Douglas Myers.

He is survived by one son, Elbert Lynn Myers of Wewoka; one daughter, Cynthia Ann Myers of Wewoka; three grandsons; two granddaughters; two great grandsons; one great granddaughter; and two brothers, Deane Kenneth Myers of Hydro, and Hugh Herbert Myers Jr. of Mansfield, Texas.

 

 

Evelyn E. Myers

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Evelyn E. Myers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, with Rev. Perry Justice officiating.

She died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at the age of 80.

She was born in Cromwell on March 18, 1923 to Herman Lee and Anna Hamilton McMullen.

Myers grew up in Seminole County and after graduating from school, she married Elbert Myers in Richmond Calif. on March 19, 1944.

She worked as a homemaker and loved oil painting, quilting, crocheting, canning and decoupage ceramics.

She was a member of Assembly of God Church in Wewoka.

She looked forward to the services at the nursing home, she knew and sang every song by heart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James Douglas and Robert Dale Myers; two sisters, Louise Hendrix and Helen Wyrick; two brothers Bill and Ray McMullin; and one aunt, Minnie Vickery.

She is survived by her husband, Elbert Myers of Wewoka; one son, Elbert Lynn Myers of Wewoka; one daughter, Cynthia Ann Myers of Wewoka; two brothers, Clifton McMullin of Cardin and Eugene McMullin of Kingfisher; one aunt, Elfreeda Maynard; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews; friends and other relatives.

 

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Melvin B. Myers

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Melvin B. Myers is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

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

He died Aug. 23, 2003, at the age of 85 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Wann to Harley Myers and Elizabeth (Patrick) Myers.

He was married to Martha Belle Knowles on Aug. 26, 1938 in Holdenville.

He was in retail gasoline and auto sales with Luboil, Inc.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.

He was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church and was an active Sunday school teacher, a deacon and lay minister.

He had a great sense of humor, outgoing personality and was known and respected by all levels of society.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Belle Myers of Seminole; two sons, Ronald Myers of Norman and Leonard Myers of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Connie Jaggers of Tulsa; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Steve Myers, Tony Myers, Damon Myers, Kendall Myers, Gary Jaggers and Darren Jaggers.

Honorary casket bearers are Dave Kelly and Cal Skaggs.

Samuel Morris Myers Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Samuel Morris Myers, Jr., are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Paul Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Willie Guient will officiate.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Mr. Myers passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003 at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville at the age of 99.

He was born to Samuel Myers and Patience Chandler Myers on Feb. 19, 1904 in West Point, a small town in Clay County, Miss.

Sammie’s early boyhood years were spent in West Point with two older brothers, Booker and Eugene.

After the death of his first wife, Patience Chandler Myers, his father married Ida B. Robertson.

While still a young boy, Sammie and his family moved to Seminole County.

He grew up in Oklahoma with six brothers and three sisters.

Sammie attended schools in Muskogee and Wewoka.

In his early adult life, Sammie worked with his father in the family business – The Myers Funeral Home.

In 1939, Sammie married Minnie L. Buckner.

Shortly after, the couple moved to Chicago, Ill., where they went into the grocery and real estate businesses.

Sammie owned and managed several apartment buildings in the City of Chicago.

After a successful career as an entrepreneur, Sammie retired to Wewoka where he and Minnie enjoyed old friends and lived a quiet life.

Samuel is survived by three loving sisters, Beatrice Scott Banks, Eunice Easley Tyree and Mildred Irene Carlton; one brother, Lennell Myers; a devoted cousin, Brady Brownlee; and nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly.

Geneva Ethel Myrick

Funeral services for Seminole resident Geneva Ethel Myrick, affectionately known to her family and friends as "Granny" and "Gen", were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley was to officiate the services.

Burial followed at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Geneva passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2003 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 93.

She was born to Jesse Calvin Brown and Lilly (McDaniel) Brown on Feb. 20, 1910 in Sneed.

Geneva married John Russell Myrick on March 5, 1927 in Wilson.

She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, John, on May 3, 1989; her parents; one daughter, Pauline Beach; and one son, Elmer Myrick.

She is survived by three sons, Dick Myrick and Deairl Myrick, both of Seminole, and John Myrick, Midwest City; two brothers, Doyle Brown, Mustang, and Claude Brown, Oklahoma City; 10 grandsons; three granddaughters; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Myrick’s 10 grandsons, Jerry Myrick, David Myrick, Eldon Myrick, Ricky Myrick, Mike Myrick, Terry Myrick, David A. Myrick, Charley Myrick, Larry Beach, and Gary Don Beach.

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Amber Nadeau

Funeral services for former Seminole employee, Amber Leigh Nadeau, of Shawnee, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Evangelistic Center with Rev. Mark McIntosh officiating.

Interment will follow at the Dale Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

She died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the age of 23 in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 12, 1980, in Raton N.M. to Sidney Edward Rendleman and Cecilia Ann Smith.

She attended Earlsboro High School where she graduated in 1998.

She then attended East Central University in Ada where she graduated with a nursing degree.

While attending ECI, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who among Nursing Students and graduated Cum Laude.

She married Michael Nadeau on Aug. 5, 2000, in Shawnee.

She worked as an RN with Black Hills Dialysis in Seminole.

She enjoyed being with her family, spending time at the lake and crafts.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Nadeau of the home; one son, Kolby Allen Nadeau of the home; Cecilia Smith of Shawnee; father, Sid Rendleman of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Jason Rendleman of Shawnee; as well as her grandparents and many other relatives.

 

 

Howard Nall

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Howard Nall of Wewoka, are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Wewoka Church of Christ.

Johnny Hinton will officiate.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

He died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at the age of 94, at the Wewoka Nursing Center.

He was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Eufaula to Hugh Nall and Dora A. (Halk) Nall.

His wife, Mildred preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2001,

Nall was reared in Eufaula and attended schools there.

He was a heavy equipment operator and worked in the oil fields and construction.

He retired in 1974.

Nall attended the Wewoka Church of Christ and was baptized in Sept. 1938.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Delta Lynn Nall, one son, Joe Phillip Nall; his parents; and his wife, Mildred.

He is survived by one sister, Anna Weirick of Bakersfield, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Larry Bailey, Brian Cain, Raymond Cain, Dewey Muirhead, Max Smith and Ray Stafford.

Honorary pallbearers are James Hart, Rowdy Kincade and David O’Donnell..

 

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F. Clorene Neal

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, F. Clorene Neal were scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 24 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

She died June 21, 2003, at the age of 97, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

She was born on March 27, 1906 in Mansfield, Texas to Edmond C. Spearman, Jr. and Jennie Gertrude (Pearson) Spearman.

She was married to L.D. Neal, Sr. in 1924 in Cement.

She was a longtime Konawa resident, moving her from Cement in 1933.

She was a resident of Bartlesville for the past seven years.

She and her husband operated a grocery store in Konawa for several years.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa where she taught Sunday school for many years.

She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Amoranth for many years.

She served as Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls Assembly.

One of her proudest achievements was being a charter member of The Konawa Memorial Library.

She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, fishing, arts, crafts and traveling.

In her later years, she was a representative for senior citizens as a green thumb worker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, L.D. Neal, Sr. in 1970; and one sister, Beatrice Spearman.

She is survived by one son, Lowell Neal of Bartlesville; one granddaughter; two great grandchildren; and two nieces and a host of other family and friends.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Charley Henthorn.

Interment was scheduled to follow in Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church in Konawa in Mrs. Neal’s memory.

 

 

 

 

 

Lois G. Neal

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Lois G. Neal are scheduled for Wednesday, July 23 at the Seminole Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m.

She died July 20, 2003, at the age of 88 in the Unity Hospital.

She was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Atwood to W.V. Lewis and Stella Stallings Lewis.

She attended schools at Atwood and Married Robert L. Cain on March 4, 1938, who preceded her in death.

Later she married J.T. Neil and they were married for three years, living in Davis, until his death in 1971.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue and husband, Doe McRay of Seminole; one son, Larry Cain of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Todd and wife, Laura McRay of Magnum, Dr. Bryan and wife, Sunny McRay of Seminole, Amy McRay of Oklahoma City, Tracy and husband, John Priddy of Tulsa and Jeffrey (Jake) Cain of Tulsa; five great grandchildren, Darcey and Whitney McRay, Jake and Jaxen McRay and Cole Priddy; three sisters Wynema Ferguson of Calif., Peggy Peterson of Rogers, Ark. and Patty Plunk of Seminole.

Officiating the services will be Christ Stinnett.

Interment will follow at Atwood Cemetery.

‘Everett’ Neal

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Noah "Everett" Neal are scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

He died June 7, 2003, at the age of 83, at the Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1920, in Konawa, to William Harmon Neal and Willie Etta (Cargle).

He worked many years for the railroad and in the oilfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lewis and Otis Neal; and two sisters, Inez Walker and Cora Thompson.

He is survived by two sisters, Zora Branscum and Geneva Nelson, both of Konawa; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Dovie Harris will officiate the services.

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

 

Agnes Nealon

Graveside services for Maud resident Agnes Irene Nealon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Okmulgee Cemetery in Okmulgee.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

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

Nealon died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 84.

She was born to Patrick John Nealon and Gertrude M. (Keeley) Nealon on Feb. 18, 1919 in Okmulgee.

Nealon was a long-time Konawa resident.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Nealon is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Onva Nealon, McAlester; three nieces, Patty Wiggins of Virginia, Terri Williams, Frederick and Barbara Pfrehm, Oklahoma City; and two nephews, Pat Nealon, Hutchinson, Kan., and Mike Nealon, McAlester.

Carl Neeley

Funeral services for Carl C. Neeley, a resident of the Konawa/Asher area, were held Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Asher.

Rev. Dewayne Johnson officiated the services.

A graveside service followed at the Spring Hill Cemetery, southeast of Poteau, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Neeley died Sunday, June 1, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 82.

He was born to George Henry Neeley and Rose Pearl (Clopton) Neeley on May 4, 1921 in Monroe.

Neeley married Liddie Marie Tate in 1944 in Poteau, she preceded him in death in 1982.

He later married Betty Treat, she preceded him in death in 1991.

Neeley moved to the Asher area in 1979, and was a retired exterminator.

He also sold produce in many communities around the Asher area, becoming known as "Mr. Neeley the Vegetable Man."

Neeley was of Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Liddie; his second wife, Betty Neeley; one daughter, Rosa Filpot in 1992; and several brothers and sisters.

Neeley is survived by two sons, Carl H. Neeley, Asher, and Michael W. Neeley, Granite; one daughter, Shirley Anglin, Holdenville; one brother, Floyd Neeley, Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Annie Rodgers of Idaho; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

LaVonna Neese

Graveside services for Bowlegs native LaVonna Denise Neese are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Davenport Cemetery in Davenport.

Services will be under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Neese died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 32.

She was born to Jerry Watson and Linda (Lewis) Watson in Chandler on Sept. 17, 1971.

Neese was raised in he Davenport and Bowlegs areas and graduated from Bowlegs High School.

She attended Wes Watkins Vo-Tech and received training as a Certified Nurses Aide, and worked in the home health field for many years.

She married Terry Neese in 1989.

Neese enjoyed art, drawing, reading, music and scrap booking.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Neese, Bowlegs; one son, Colton Neese, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Jessica Neese, Oklahoma City; mother and step-father, Linda and Gary King; one brother, Casey King of Arizona; one sister, Trista Watson, Davenport; her maternal grandmother, Hazel Lewis, Stroud; and paternal grandmother, Inez Dodson, Stroud.

W. Clarence Newman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident W. Clarence Newman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the services.

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

Newman died Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at the Golden Rule Nursing Home in Shawnee at the age of 89.

He was born to John Henry Newman and Almedia (Harris) Newman on Feb. 23, 1914 in McMinn County Tenn.

Newman married Stella Levell (Cornett) on Oct. 29, 1938 in Athens, Tenn.

He was a retired greens keeper from the City of Oklahoma City at Lake Hefner.

After his retirement from the City of Oklahoma City, he worked for the City of Bowlegs.

Newman was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Newman is survived by his wife, Stella Newman, of the home; one son, William Newman, Midwest City; one daughter, Eva Sue Sharber, Windfall, Ind.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Randy Newman and Mickey McGlasson.

Honorary bearers will be Jack McGlasson, John Smith, Jim Sharber, Ricky Newman, and Mike Sharber.

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David

Newman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident David Burton Newman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church with casket closed.

Newman died at his home in Seminole on May 14, 2003 at the age of 80.

He was born in Virgil, Kansas on May 1, 1923 to Jim Newman and Gertrude Mae (Fuller) Newman.

He moved to Seminole 24 years ago from Fox.

He married Reta (Hardin) Jarvis on July 15, 1998 in Miami.

He retired in 1985 from Sun Oil Company and sold D & B Chemical Company in 1990.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Private 1st Class and served during World War II, receiving a Bronze Star.

He was a member of Seminole First Assembly of God Church, the American Legion and the LD Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Delores (Chambers) Newman on March 28, 1987 and one step-son, John Jarvis.

He is survived by his wife Reta of the home, two daughters, Sherry Sifford of Seminole and Debbie Mann of Gloster, Miss.; six grandchildren, Kevin Sifford, Kyle Sifford, Becky Hoffman, Angela Darden, Alison Shell and Tess Jarvis; 8 great grandchildren, Jake, Matt and Lacy Darden, James David and Robbie Dawn Shell, and Justin, Wilson and Brady Sifford;

He is also survived by two brothers, Jack Newman of Mounds and James Newman of Weleetka and three sisters, Daphine Jett of Sapulpa, Sally Wasson of Tulsa and Joy Egert of Okmulgee.

Rev. Lee Jones will be officiating the service.

Casket will be closed at the church.

Interment will follow to the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be James Dooly, Tom Dooly, Jim Ed Newman, Richard Newman, Bob Ford, Bill Dulancy and Jim Hardin.

Honorary bearers will be Kevin Sifford, Kyle Sifford, Justin Sifford, Wilson Sifford, Brady Sifford and Dan Hoffman.

Newman was a very patriotic person who loved to ride horses and play with his grandchildren.

 

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David

Newman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident David Burton Newman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church with casket closed.

Newman died at his home in Seminole on May 14, 2003 at the age of 80.

He was born in Virgil, Kansas on May 1, 1923 to Jim Newman and Gertrude Mae (Fuller) Newman.

He moved to Seminole 24 years ago from Fox.

He married Reta (Hardin) Jarvis on July 15, 1998 in Miami.

He retired in 1985 from Sun Oil Company and sold D & B Chemical Company in 1990.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Private 1st Class and served during World War II, receiving a Bronze Star.

He was a member of Seminole First Assembly of God Church, the American Legion and the LD Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Delores (Chambers) Newman on March 28, 1987 and one step-son, John Jarvis.

He is survived by his wife Reta of the home, two daughters, Sherry Sifford of Seminole and Debbie Mann of Gloster, Miss.; six grandchildren, Kevin Sifford, Kyle Sifford, Becky Hoffman, Angela Darden, Alison Shell and Tess Jarvis; 8 great grandchildren, Jake, Matt and Lacy Darden, James David and Robbie Dawn Shell, and Justin, Wilson and Brady Sifford;

She is also survived by two brothers, Jack Newman of Mounds and James Newman of Weleetka and three sisters, Daphine Jett of Sapulpa, Sally Wasson of Tulsa and Joy Egert of Okmulgee.

Rev. Lee Jones will be officiating the service.

Casket will be closed at the church.

Interment will follow to the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be James Dooly, Tom Dooly, Jim Ed Newman, Richard Newman, Bob Ford, Bill Dulancy and Jim Hardin.

Honorary bearers will be Kevin Sifford, Kyle Sifford, Justin Sifford, Wilson Sifford, Brady Sifford and Dan Hoffman.

Newman was a very patriotic person who loved to ride horses and play with his grandchildren.

 

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Margaret Jane Norman

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Margaret Jane Norman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, Wewoka.

Revs. Neil Thompson and Andy Edwards will officiate.

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

Mrs. Norman died at OUPresbyterian Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 at the age of 86, following a brief illness.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1916 in Mangum to Henry Hargus Edwards and Bertha Belle Burrow Edwards.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1933 and attended Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma A&M College, and East Central State College.

Mrs. Norman received her Backelor of Arts Degree from Oklahoma College for Women in 1937, with a double major in English and Journalism, and Art Education minor.

She married Edgar Franklin Norman on Aug. 11, 1940 inTulsa and they made their home in Wewoka.

She taught elementary, junior, and senior high school throughout her teaching career.

Mrs. Norman was a bookkeeper for Norman’s Men’s Wear from 1967 to 1987.

During her life in Wewoka, she was an active member of the First Christian Church since 1928, where she was Chairman of the 75th Anniversary Celebration in 1985.

Her other achievements and associations during her lifetime have included being President of the American Association of UniverstyWomen during the years 1941-1943 and 1969-1971.

Mrs. Norman was a founding member of the Seminole Nation Museum and Historical Society in 1973 and held its presidency from 1974 to 1981.

She had been curator of the museum since 1981.

She belonged to the Hyacinth Unit of the Wewoka Garden Clubs; Oklahoma Heritage Association; Town Hall, Oklahoma City; Wewoka Arts and Crafts Club; P.E.O.; co-directed Wewoka’s First Easter Pageant in 1967; was awarded Wewoka Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year in 1974; Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Heritage Association in 1975; Governor’s Arts Award for Community Service in 1985; Wewoka Camber of Commerce’s Civic Service Award in 1986; Wewoka High School’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 1988; wewoka Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Age Award in 1989 and she was a Parade Marshall for the Sorghum DayParade in 1999, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Seminole Nation Museum and Historical Society.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial be made to the Seminole Nation Museum and Historical Society, Wewoka.

Mrs. Norman was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 58 years, Edgar Franklin Norman, Jr.

She is survived by three children, Richard Norman Sr. and his wife, Nan, Rancho Mirage, Calif., John Randall Norman, Wewoka, and Nancy Jane Norman LeVasque and her husband, John, Yucaipa, Calif.; her grandchildren, Richard Norman Jr., Shane Norman, Amy Norman Norris and her husband, Steve, Brooke LeVesque Rice and her husband, Dan, and John Norman LeVesque, all of California; her great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Kaile, and Katie Norris; her brother, H.H. Edwards and his wife, Nancy, Grove; her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bachman, Oklahoma City; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Bob Edwards, Carl BeVille, Richard Norman Jr., Shane Norman, John Norman LeVesque, and Danny Rice.

Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Cole, Bill Kidd, Mike Russell, Gil Morgan, Roger Friar, Dennis Phillips, and Mike Bachman.

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Martha Novotny

Services for lifelong Seminole resident, Martha Fern Novotny.

There will be a private graveside service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Bill Burns will officiate.

Novotny died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the age of 61 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born to Newt Smith and Norma (Coleman) Smith Anderson on June 11, 1941 in Paden.

She graduated from Prague High School in 1959 and was a member of the Seminole Holiness Church.

She worked at the Pioneer Nursing Home.

Novotny was preceded in death by her father, Newt Smith.

She is survived by her mother, Norma Anderson of Bowlegs, two daughters, Teresa Hasbell of Seminole; and Starla Burns of Bowlegs, three grandchildren, William Burns, Bobby Hasbell, Jr., and Chance Burns; and two brothers, John and Jerry Smith, both of Bowlegs.

 

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Karrie Nuckolls

Funeral services for Karrie Jane (Jackson) Nuckolls, daughter of Seminole County residents, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Gaskill Funeral Chapel in Shawnee.

Rev. Leroy Kerbo will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Vamoosa Cemetery, south of Seminole under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Chapel.

Nuckolls died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the age of 38 at her residence in Shawnee.

She was born Sept. 25, 1965, in Tulsa to Gerald Jackson and Sharon (Ward) Jackson.

Nuckolls was an Ada High School graduate and married Cary Nuckolls.

She was a homemaker and a wood crafter as well.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Angela Dawn Jackson and her maternal grandparents, Rupert and Alice Ware.

She is survived by her husband, Cary Nuckolls of Shawnee; her children, Amber of Texas, Josh of Shawnee and Chelsea and Gabbie of McLoud; her parents, Gerald Wayne and Sharon Jackson of Konawa; grandparents, Earl and Joyce Jackson of Bearden; one brother, Michael Jackson of Miami; Shirley Nuckolls of Shawnee; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Bill Ockerman

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Bill Ockerman, are scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

He died June 27, 2003, at the age of 86, at St. John’s Hospice in Tulsa.

He was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Beggs, to Luther Ockerman and Bessie (Gant) Ockerman.

He was married to Berniece Elsie Ockerman on Dec. 5, 1940.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church, Seminole.

He was an oilfield worker in and around Seminole most of his life.

Employers included Mora Oil Co. and Wood Oil Co. retiring in 1983.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Berniece, on Sept. 9, 1992; two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his son, Fred Ockerman of Broken Arrow; on brother, Roy Ockerman, Dumas, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Bell of Sapulpa and Patty Jo Groover of Tulsa; and three grandchildren.

Interment will follow in the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

 

 

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Jose Orebaugh

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Josie Orebaugh are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Spencer under the direction of Baggerly Funeral Home, Edmond.

She died Sept. 12, 2003, at the age of 90.

She was born May 27, 1913, and was raised in the "Osage" and Seminole oil fields.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1932 and attended East Central University where she met and married James E. Orebaugh.

They moved to Hartshorne when her husband returned from World War II, where he owned and operated a bakery.

The family moved to Oklahoma City in 1950 and she worked for Rothchild’s for 22 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, George and Mike.

She is survived by son Jim Orebaugh, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Lillie Mae Orr

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Lillie Mae Orr are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Paden Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the age of 95 in Amarillo, Texas.

She was born Sept. 19, 1908, in Grimes to Arthur Neil Gleaves and Stella Elizabeth (Atha) Gleaves.

She was married to William "Bill"Orr, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and one sister.

Helen Collene Pack

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Helen Collene Pack are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11, at Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

Rev. Harold Turner is set to officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, under the care of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Pack died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Unity Health Center North, in Shawnee, at the age of 73.

She was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Oklahoma City, to Robert Eual Sweet and Lola Irene (Rowland) Sweet.

She moved to Seminole in 1941, where she was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church.

On Feb. 26, 1946, she married Troy E. Pack Sr., in Holdenville. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1982.

Mrs. Pack was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one son, Troy E. Pack Jr., Seminole; one daughter, Sandra Wederski, Seminole; one sister, Patricia Pack, Seminole; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be John Rhoades, Bubba Rhoades, Charlie Hinesley, Jason Hinesley, Robbie Callahan and Casey Lyle.

Honorary bearers are Michael Pack, Mica Wederski, Jerry Don Pack and Christopher Pack.

 

Ruby Pauline Page

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ruby Pauline Page are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service.

Officiating minster will be Marilyn Williams.

Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Page died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at the age of 78 in Edmond, OK.

She was born to R.B. and Nellie Pauline Williamson on Aug. 31, 1924, (also her mothers birthday) in Earlsboro.

She married Dexter Page in 1948. She and her husband resided in Oregon back in the 1950’s and she fondly remembered that beautiful countryside.

Later, she and her husband managed a cattle ranch outside of Seminole for several years. In the late 1970’s they were managers of the Shawnee Motel.

Ruby enjoyed camping, gardening, and canning. She was accomplished as a seamstress. She may be remembered most drinking coffee and playing dominoes.

She is survived by two sons, Paul Page of Lubbock, Texas, and Carl Page of Edmond; one daughter, Patty Dunagan of McLoud; one brother, H.B. Williamson of San Antonio; and six grandchildren.

Nancy Palmer

Funeral services for Seminole resident Nancy Judy Palmer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Revs. Dave Bowlegs and Andy Alexander will officiate.

Interment will follow at the White Family Cemetery, known as "Grannie’s Cemetery, East of Seminole, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m., also at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Palmer died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 at her niece’s residence in Shawnee at the age of 68.

She was born to Jim Palmer and Cora White on March 2, 1934 in Seminole.

Palmer grew up in Seminole County and graduated from New Lima school.

She was a self-employed caregiver and cared for her family and others throughout her life, until her illness.

Palmer was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sister, Nelsey Palmer Leetka, Seminole; and her brother, Tony Palmer, Sasakwa.

Pallbearers will be Robert J. Leetka, Anthony J. Orr, William J. Leetka, Ronnie Lewis, Robert L. Leetka, Jr., Steve Orr, Dwight Little Creek, and Edward L. Smith.

Honorary bearers will be Robert L. Leetka, Sr., Christopher L. Leetka, Thomas J. Mack, Sr., Kevin L. Mack, Felix W. Mack, Leon Bell, Kelly Bell, Darrin Mack, and Donnell Berry.

Margy Parent

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Margy A. Parent are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Chapel at the Bill Eisenhour Funerla Home located at 5005 S.E. 29th in Del City.

Interment will be at the Kolb Cemetery located at N.W. 36th and Midwest Boulevard.

Parent died Oct 19, 2003, at the age of 87.

She was born in 1916, in Wetumka to John and Ida Mae Heath.

She attended Bowlegs and Varnum Schools and graduated from Varnum High School.

She was married 57 years ago to Gregory N. Parent who died in 1994.

Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Florence Bennett, Zilla Heath and Lilly Heath; five brothers, Herman Heath, Ronnie Heath, Bill Heath, Aquentin Heath and Jack Heath.

She is survived by one daughter Barbara Lafon; two sons, Dale Parent and Gary Parent; and four grandchildren.

 

William Thomas
‘Tommy’ Parks

A service in honor of, and to celebrate the life of, William Thomas "Tommy" Parks is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, at the Park and Seminole Church of Christ.

Parks died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at his home in Seminole at the age of 58.

He was born in Seminole on Nov. 24, 1945, to Bill Mark Parks and Thelma Elaine McElroy.

Parks graduated from Seminole High School in 1963. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1968.

He married Judy Ann Thrasher at the Church of Christ in Stillwater on Feb. 10, 1967.

Parks attended the U. S. Naval Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I., and graduated as a Commissioned Ensign in May 1969.

After serving at the U.S. Naval Base in Key West, Fla., where he attained the rank of Lieutenant JG, Parks returned to Oklahoma State University and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in May 1972.

Returning to Seminole in 1972, Parks joined his father’s business, Bill Parks Tank Company, and later Parkinsol Oil Company, where he was serving as president at the time of his death.

He attended the Church of Christ in Seminole his entire life.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Thelma Parks, and one brother, Carol Gene Parks.

Parks is survived by his wife, Judy, of the home; two sons, Derek Parks and Tyler Parks, both of Seminole; one daughter-in-law, Amber Parks of Seminole; two grandsons, Nathan Parks and Gavin Parks of Seminole; his father and stepmother, Bill and Bonnie Lee Parks of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Tommy Mills of Seminole; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Debi and Terry Casey of Seminole; two nieces and their husbands, Piper and Cameron John, who live in Fernan Dina Beach, Fla., with their daughters, and Misty and Dr. Jeff Floyd and their children, of Edmond; and two extended family members, Natasha Dockery and Meirna McHugh.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Park and Seminole Church of Christ, Twin Lakes Racquet Club or Seminole State College Tennis Program.

 

 

 

Jack Parsons Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Jack Parsons Jr. of Davis were scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at the East Main Church of Christ with Dwight Brown and Thomas Thompson officiating.

Interment followed at the Green Hill Cemetery.

He died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the age of 79 in Ardmore.

He was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Shawnee to Laura Parsons.

He was raised by his grandparents, John and Annie Parsons and his mother, Laura Parsons.

He married Jessie Bray on May 11, 1946 in Seminole.

He grew up in the Little area, between Prague and Seminole.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He moved to Davis in May of 1959 and was retired from AMOCO Productions after 33 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Parsons Carter; and two brothers, Otis Parsons and J.B. Franklin.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica Parsons of the home; two sons, Gary Parsons of Davis and Larry Parsons of Watonga; one sister, Shirley Warden of Muskogee; one brother Frank Carter of Tecumseh; four grandchildren and gwo great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chad Parsons, Brandon Parsons, Dustin Parsons, Chayne Parsons, Rick Warden and Mike Sudderth.

Honorary pallbearers were Troy McElvaney, Al Brumley, Paul Fine, Russell Warden, Sammie Jones and Bill Springer.

Leora Parsons

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Leora Eunice Parsons are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville with Scott Sullivan, youth minister of the Holdenville First Baptist Church, officiating.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Carl Novian, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa, Texas.

Parsons died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the age of 94 in Pampa, Texas.

She was born Feb. 14, 1909 at Pear Valley, Texas.

She was reared at Calvin and was a graduate of East Central University in Ada.

She married Roy L. Parsons on July 8, 1930, at Holdenville moving to Wewoka, shortly thereafter.

He preceded her in death in Wewoka in 1958.

Parsons was a school teacher for many years and was also a designer for Edna Looney products for 16 years.

She had been a resident of Pampa, Texas since 1993 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Georgia L. Smith of Pampa; one son, Noel Parsons of Lubbock; one sister, Elena Mae King of Tyler; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Lloyd Atkinson and Clifton Atkinson; and one sister, Jimmie Marie Atkinson.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 203 N. West, Pampa, Tx. 79065.

 

 

L.A. Patterson

Funeral services for L.A. "Pat" Patterson of Asher are scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Patterson died on April 3, 2003 at the age of 90 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born on January 31, 1913 in Allen to Mace Patterson and Julia May (Shores) Patterson.

He was married to Lela F. Bottom on March 23, 1932 in Hobart, Oklahoma.

He was a retired dairy farmer and rancher

He attended Asher Assembly of God Church, served on Asher Board of Education, and ran for Pottawatomie County Commissioner.

He loved music, singing, songwriting and horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lela F. Patterson (October 10, 2002); four brothers, L.M. "Big Pat" Patterson, L.D. "Little Pat" Patterson, and two infant brothers; and one sister, LaNore Craft.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, C. Lynn and Betty L. Patterson of Konawas; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen D. and Eugene "Sonny" O’Dell, Jr. of Asher; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey and Julia O’Dell, Deriek and Angela Patterson, Denise and Kevin Bell, Sherita and Don Robertson, and Gina and William Lee; 13 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Opal Lee Bottom of Gotebo and Lawatha Craft of Shawnee.

Rev. Doyle Long will be officiating.

Casket Bearers will be Jeffrey O’Dell, Deriek Patterson, Don Robertson, Kevin Bell, William Lee and Andrew Bell.

Interment will follow to Vista Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Leta E. Patterson

Funeral services for life long Seminole County resident Leta E. Patterson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley is set to officiate.

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

Patterson died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 at McLoud Nursing Center.

She was born Oct. 2, 1909 in Maud to Oscar Wood and Della Wood.

She graduated from Maud High School in 1927 where she was the class valedictorian.

In 1928 she married Ruben Odis "Pat" Patterson in Oklahoma City.

In addition to being a homemaker, she owned, managed and cooked at several restaurants, including Pat’s Café. She also worked with her husband in his business, Pat’s Used Cars, as bookkeeper. They both retired in 1969.

Patterson was a longtime member at the First Baptist Church in Seminole where she had been president and Outreach Leader for the Lydia Sunday School Class for many years.

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Bob and Ann Patterson of Shawnee and William "Bill" Ray Patterson of Tulsa; nine grandchildren, Pam Nicholson of Allen, Texas; Rick Patterson of Ft. Worth, Texas; Lisa Kutait of Little Rock, Ark.; LuAnn Nystrom of Lawrence, Kan.; Lauri Culver of Edmond; Karen Brunet, Debbie Wagner, Jeff Brunet, all of Anaheim, Calif. and Tonya Patterson of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including D.D. and Molly Patterson of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband "Pat" Patterson on June 21,1975; three sisters; one brother, and daughter, Donna Brunet.

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Juanita Pauley

Memorial services for Seminole resident Juanita L. (Burris) Pauley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Livingwater Church of God in Gates, Ore.

Services will be under the direction of Weddle Funeral Home of Stayton, Ore.

Pauley died Friday, June 13, 2003 at the age of 71.

She was born to Lester and Effie Lena (Morris) Burris on Aug. 2, 1931 in Clovis, N.M.

Pauley lived most of her life in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon, and attended Shedd Schools.

She and her husband, Jimmie Pauley, moved to Seminole in 2001.

The couple were both cross-country truck drivers, and Pauley later worked as a waitress for 25 years.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, and crocheting, and upon her death, donated her body to medical science.

Pauley was preceded in death by five children; her parents; her stepmother; and two brothers, Kenneth Burris in 1972, and Del Burris in 1983.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie and three daughters, Debbie, Marie Gomez, and Sandy Pellet, all of Oregon; one brother, Dale Burris, Albany, N.Y.; two sisters, Rosa Lee Dunshee of Oregon, and Ladell Bradley of California; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Carol Sue Pearson

Private funeral services for Seminole resident, Carol Sue (Baker) Pearson have been scheduled under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

She died July 23, 2003, at the age of 43 at Seminole Medical Center, Seminole.

She was born May 3, 1960, in Shawnee to Billy Ray and Barbara Sue (Williams) Baker.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Ray Baker in the mid 1980s; and her mother, Barbara Sue Baker of Columbia, Tenn.

She is survived by one daughter, Amy Villa of Mangum; two sisters, Brenda Underwood of Columbia, Tenn. and Penny Staley of Bloomfield, N.M.; two brothers, Bobby Dill of Seminole and William Baker of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Family requests no flowers but donations can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 310, Seminole 74868.

 

Cliff Pearson

Cliff Pearson, 59, died in his home Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in the company of his three children, Doug Pearson, Seminole; Deby Hays, Okemah; and Jenny Frazier, Seminole.

Cliff managed Sharpe’s Department Store in Seminole for 15 years, and was a member of Kiwanis.

At his request, there will be no services.

Joe H. Peavler

Graveside services, with full military honors, for longtime Seminole County resident, Joe H. Peavler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at the Tecumseh Mission Cemetery in Tecumseh.

Officiating will be Rev. Gene Teel.

Interment will be in the Tecumseh Mission Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

He died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the age of 90 at Sunset Estates Care Center in Maud.

He was born Sept. 19, 1912, in Morris to Curtis Ray and Laura Alice (Hall) Peavler.

He moved to Hoover City, north of Maud, as a boy during the oil boom.

He was married to Alverta (Thomas) Peavler in 1933 near Pearson.

He worked in the oilfield until he said he retired at the age of 75 and then went to work for O’Daniel Mud Pit until last summer.

He was a veteran and served in the Marines during World War II.

He was a member of the Maud Masonic Lodge and was also a Past Patron of Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alverta Peavler in 1996; three brothers, Harold, Jiggs and Coy Peavler; three sisters, Imogene Thomas, Ethel Biggs and Beulah Morrissey.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Peavler of St. Louis; one daughter, Janet Tampleton of Maud; a nephew; one sister, Betty of Moore; six grandchildren and two great grandsons.

 

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Peck, Dwight Lee

Dwight Lee Peck, 87, of Norman died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at Norman Regional Hospital.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Goodrich Memorial Methodist Church with Dr. Marvin Hudson officiating.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.

He was born on June 30, 1915 in Fanshawe Oklahoma, to Henry L. and Mary Smith Peck.

He grew up in LeFlore County, OK and in 1934 was graduated from Howe Public Schools.

In 1939 he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agriculture.

From 1939 to 1942 he and his wife taught school in the LeFlore County School District.

In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he received his basic training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA.

His next assignment was to the Farragut Naval Hospital Corps School at Farragut Naval Base, Idaho, where as a member of the faculty he taught basic medical courses such as anatomy and physiology to future Naval Medical Corpsmen from 1943 to 1945.

Upon reaching the rank of Pharmacist First Class, he also served as a company commander.

After being honorably discharged in October of 1945, he and his wife moved to McAlester where he was a public health officer.

In July of 1946 he accepted a Vocational Agriculture teaching position with the Calvin Public Schools.

During his 16 years at Calvin, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he was the advisor for the Future Farmers of America, junior and senior class sponsor, organized a volunteer fire department and was active in many community projects.

He also completed the requirements for a Master of Science in Agriculture Education from Oklahoma State University in 1952.

Peck left teaching in 1961 for employment with the Farmer's Home Administration.

After working with the FHA for several months, he transferred to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

He was an Employment Assistance Officer for 19 years with the Seminole Indian Agency in Wewoka, until his retirement in 1981.

He and his wife moved to Wewoka in 1966 where they were active in several community organizations.

He especially enjoyed his involvement in the Wewoka Kiwanis and Lions Clubs and the weekly Men's Prayer Breakfast.

In 1998, Peck and his wife moved to Norman to be near family.

He was a member of the Goodrich Memorial Methodist Church, the Goodrich Chronologically Gifted group, the Cleveland County Retired Teachers Association and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Freda; grandson, Robert D. Reynolds; sister, Dixie Mae Peck and brother, Ralph S. Peck

He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia and her husband Bob Reynolds of Norman; granddaughter, Christie Reynolds of Moore; brother, Joe. D. Peck and his wife, Linda of Maryville, TN; sister-in-law, Geraldine Peck of Norman; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Freda Peck

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Freda M. Allen Peck, were held Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at the Goodrich Memorial Methodist Church in Norman.

Dr. Marvin Hudson officiated.

Burial followed at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman, under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Freda passed away Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Brookhaven Extensive Car in Norman at the age of 84.

She was born to M.C. and Mattie Folsom Allen on Feb. 17, 1919 in Muldrow.

Freda grew up in Sequoyah County and attended Muldrow Public Schools.

In 1938, she graduated from Northeastern State University at Tahlequah.

She had additional credits from the University of Oklahoma, East Central State University, and Colorado State University.

On June 30, 1939, Freda married Dwight L. Peck in Ft. Smith, Ark.

They were both public school teachers for two years until their teaching career was interrupted by World War I.

The couple spent time in San Diego, Calif., and later were transferred to Farragut Naval Base in Farragut Ind., where they resided for three years.

Freda worked in the Department of Human Resources as Director of Civilian Personnel.

At the end of the war, she returned to her teaching profession in Oklahoma.

She taught three years in the Sequoyah County Schools, three years in Leflore County Schools, and 29 years with Calvin Public Schools in Hughes County.

While teaching at Calvin, she taught various grades in elementary school and also served as grade school principal.

Freda also served as president of the Hughes County Education Association.

In 1975, Freda was named Teacher of the Year for Hughes County.

She was a member of the order of the Eastern Star and was presented with a 50-year membership certificate in 2001.

After her retirement, Freda did volunteer work in the Seminole Indian Nation Museum and was active in her church and other organizations while living in Wewoka.

In 1998, Freda and her husband moved to Norman to be near their family.

She was a member of the Goodrich Memorial Methodist Church, the Cleveland County Retired Teachers Association, and the Goodrich Chronologically Gifted Group.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight; a daughter, Cecelia, and son-in-law Bob Reynolds of Norman; one granddaughter, Christie Reynolds, Moore; one brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Bea Allen, Muldrow, and Oleta Schubert, Rockaway, N.J.; and sister-in-law, Jessie Allen, Dewar.

Freda was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Robert Reynolds; and one brother, A.R. Allen.

 

Sue Perryman

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Sue Perryman, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Little Cemetery.

She died June 6, 2003, at the age of 56 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born on February 9, 1947 in Seminole to Lorene Vaughn Burkhart.

She was married to James R. Perryman on June 3, 1963 in Van Buren, Ark., who preceded her in death.

She moved to Shawnee six years ago.

She was a church nursery worker.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorene Burkhart and her husband, James R. Perryman on March 11, 1997.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Perryman of Earlsboro; her daughter, Ronda R. Perryman of Shawnee; one sister, Louise Burkhart of Cedarville, Ark; and two grandchildren.

 

Gloria Petty

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Gloria Dean Petty were held Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Steve Cline officiated the services.

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

Petty died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003 at Unity Health North in Shawnee at the age of 77.

She was born to William Frederick Lambert and Billie Mae (Sneed) Lambert on April 21, 1926 in Boswell.

Petty married William Tyson Petty on July 29, 1953 in Seminole.

She was a Seminole resident for 15 years moving here from Tulsa.

Petty worked as a mail clerk in Tulsa and was retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William Tyson Petty on Sept. 11, 1996.

Petty is survived by four sons, Jon-E Tyson Petty, Amarillo, Texas, Michael Dean Petty, Marlow, Mark Douglas Petty, Tulsa and Patrick Paul Petty, Seminole; and four daughters, Norma Wells, Cookson, Donna Blankenship, Seminole, Laura Lou Turcotte, Oklahoma City and Shelley Denise Trammell, Seminole.

Mary Ann Collier

Funeral services for Seminole native, Mary Ann (Winn) Ross Collier of Shawnee, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Doyle Loveland officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

She died Nov 20, 2003, at the age of 72 in Shawnee.

She was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Seminole to Clarence and Mary Ann (White) Winn.

Collier graduated from Varnum High School and lived most of her life in Seminole, Pottawatomie and Okfuskee counties.

She enjoyed and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bobby Ross, five brothers, Abe, Jack, Sam, Neil and Cletus Winn; and two sisters, Hazel Meyer and Juanita Sutton.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Collier of the home; two sons Roger Ross of Paden and Sherman Ross of Harrah; one daughter, Vickie Caldwell of Shawnee; three brothers, Ben Winn and Wayne Winn of Seminole and J.D. Winn of Macks Creek, Mo.; three sisters, Madge Riddle of Independence, Mo., Colleen Ess of Dalton, Mo. and Zelda Stewart of Shawnee; seven grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, as well as many other close family members and friends.

 

Bill Sutton

Funeral services were held for former Seminole County resident, Bill Sutton on Dec. 10 in Edmond at the Baggerly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wally Weavor, pastor of the Henderson Hills Baptist Church officiating.

Interment was at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.

Sutton died Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 74 at Edmond Memorial Hospital in Edmond.

He was born June 1, 1929, in Morris, the youngest of ten children born to Jesse and Alma Sutton.

He moved to the Konawa area with his family in 1938. He attended school at Vamoosa and graduated with the class of 1947.

Sutton married Lillie Norman on Sept. 7, 1948 and to this union was born two sons and one daughter.

On Sept 29, 1962, he married Leta Birdwell.

He worked in the Seminole oil fields and later spent many years as a long haul trucker.

Sutton was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Earnest, Arnon and Clyde Sutton; two sisters, Clarice Rigdon and Mamie Sutton; and his first wife, Lillie Norman Sutton.

He is survived by his wife, Leta of the home in Edmond, one daughter, Jeanie Lutton of Tulsa; two sons, Tony and Raymond Sutton of Bartlesville; two step-sons, Leo and Thomas of Edmond; two brothers, Carl Sutton of Konawa and Walter Sutton of Seminole and two sisters, Lorena Carter of Konawa and Leola Scott of Tucson, Ariz.

 

Jeffrey Beggs

 

Graveside funeral services for Jeffrey Lee Beggs, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept, 26, 2003, at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka with Anthony Wood officiating, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Beggs died on Sunday, September 21, 2003, at the age of 43 at Jacksonville, Florida.

He was born on May 30, 1960, in Laguna Beach, California to Don and Ginger Henderson Beggs.

He attended school at Douglas Schools in Oklahoma City. and was reared in the Oklahoma City area.

He has lived in the Jacksonville, Florida since 1992, where he was a carpenter and cabinet maker.

Beggs was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by, two sisters Donna Beggs Robertson, Gigi Beggs Martin both of Wewoka, one niece Heather Robertson of Wewoka, and special friend Celeste Sweet of Jacksonville, Florida and other relatives and friends.

Heather Phillips

Heather Dawn Phillips, infant Wewoka resident, died April 6, 2003, at OU Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 11 months.

She was born on April 16, 2002 in Seminole to James Phillips and Cheryl Ann Lewis Phillips.

She is survived by her parents of the home; her siblings Gabrielle Lewis of California, Angela Sue Phillips of Missouri, James Phillips III, Lance Ethan Phillips and Robert Wayne Phillips of the home; Grandparents, James and Pauline Phillips of Wewoka and Joseph and Patricia Lewis of California; great- grandmothers, Betty Whitman of California and Betty Morris of Idaho; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church of Wewoka on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Willie A Reynolds Sr. officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Kad’trix Grayson, Micah Pansokey, Nathaniel Perry and James Phillips III.

Cleo ‘Kido’ Pierce

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Cleo "Kido" Ralph Pierce are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Larry Chesser is set to officiate.

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

Pierce died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 at the age of 84.

He had been residing in the Veterans Center in Clinton.

He was born March 4, 1918 in Gotebo to John William Pierce and Ella Mae Summers.

Pierce grew up in Seminole County and attended Ong School.

He enlisted in the United States Army during the beginning of World War II and fought and served from June 1943 through September 1945 in the Rome-Arno Rhineland Campaign, Central Europe Campaign, and Naples-Foggia, Southern France/ Sicily Campaign.

He married Drebbie Pope on Nov. 24, 1951.

He is survived by his daughter, Jean Hay of Cheyenne; his sister, Helen Williams of Wichita, Kans.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dee Hay, Richard Estep, Jeff Davis, Jeremy Moler, Ryan Nalley, and Charles Williams.

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Annemarie Pointer

Annemarie Pointer was born in Bad Nauheim, Germany, on Aug. 1, 1923, to Lithuanian parents.

She resided in this resort city where she managed a dress shop for many years.

In 1946, she met her husband, Bob Pointer, who was stationed in Frankfurt with the American military.

They were married Sept. 23, 1948, and upon the completion of his tour of duty, the couple returned to the United States and made their home in Seminole.

Annemarie spoke little English at first, but learned the language and began her career working in the restaurant industry.

She was happy to be in the United States and wanted to become a part of the country.

She studied hard and proudly became a US citizen in April, 1956.

She continued working in the restaurant business until her retirement from the Harvest House Restaurant in 1972.

In her later years, she greatly enjoyed being a homemaker, tending to her flower gardens and spending time with her family.

Annemarie passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, at Unity Health Hospital, Shawnee, Okla.

She is survived by her husband, Bob, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Monika and Derek Nash, Dallas, Texas; and sister, Ursula Nowakowski of Bad Nauheim, Germany.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Juanita Lee Pointer

Funeral services for Juanita Lee Pointer, sister of Wewoka resident Ruby Kimrey, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel, Wewoka.

Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate.

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

Pointer died Friday, March 14, 2003, in Holdenville, at the age of 73.

She was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Saskawa to Ed and Pearl (Lucas) Brewer.

She was reared in the Holdenville area and attended Moss Schools.

She married Dallas H. Pointer in Plainview, Texas, on Oct. 20, 1948; he died in 1980.

They made their home in Holdenville, where she enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

She retired from Komar and spent the rest of her life caring for her home and family.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John Ed Pointer; a daughter, Beverly Pointer; one brother, Bill Brewer; and one sister, Edna Swope.

Survivors include three children, Pam Youngblood, Doug and Cathy Pointer, all of Holdenville; one stepson, Alvin Pointer, Sedona, Ariz.; two brothers, Recil Brewer, Spaulding, and Jim Brewer, Holdenville; two sisters, Ruby Kimrey of Wewoka, and Genevieve Henry, Clovis, Calif.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

Eduardo Ponce

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Eduardo "Eddie" Ponce, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Rev. Lee Wayne Fowler will officiate.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Ponce died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 at the age of 51.

He was born to Ray Luna and Juanita Ponce on Oct. 13, 1951 in El Paso, Texas.

Ponce grew up and graduated high school in El Paso.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sherry Ponce, of the home; their children, Belinda Ponce, Edward Ponce, Jr., Enoch Ponce, Sasakwa, and Angela Ponce Cotton, Seminole; his parents, Ray Luna and Juanita Ponce; his brothers and sisters, Rosemary Zunita, Ramona, Calif., Martha Diaz, Arizona, Ray Luna, El Paso, Texas, and Sophia Luna, Los Angeles, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

 

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Elizabeth Thomas Postoak

Funeral services for native Seminole county resident, Elizabeth Thomas Postoak are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

She was born Oct. 17, 1930, at Wolf to Jack Thomas and Linda Powell.

She attended grade school at Fairview and finished at Bacon.

She married Leonard Wade Postoak in 1949.

She worked as a cook at the Yeager Headstart and Oakridge Home in Wewoka for several years.

Later she worked as a provider.

She was a member of the Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Wade Postoak; one son, Terry Postoak, one grandson, Walter Williams, Jr.; two sisters, Edna May Lowe and Yannah Coker; and one brother, David E. Thomas.

She is survived by five sons, Walter Williams of Muskogee, Edward Postoak and Winston Postoak of Oklahoma City, Ronald Postoak of Wewoka, Tim Postoak of Holdenville; two daughters, Linda Postoak of Wetumka and Johnnie Mae Postoak of Oklahoma City; 25 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

She will be moved to the Springs Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Revs. Frank Moppin and Leon ‘Chippie’ Postoak will be officiating the service.

Pallbearers will be Brian’Sonny’ Postoak, Justin Williams, Jonathan Williams, Wayne Williams, Franklin McGiesey and Stuart Williams.

Honorary bearers will be Coey McGiesey, Jason McGiesey and Eric Postoak.

Interment will be in the Postoak Family Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

 

Stephen Dale

Postoak

Tech. Sgt. Stephen Dale Postoak, USAF, died May 9, 2003, due to an illness, at Tinker AFB in Midwest City, at the age of 36.

He was born in Ardmore on July 20, 1966, to John Postoak and Mary Jane (Underwood) Postoak.

He graduated from Ardmore High School and married Lucille ‘Lucy’ Emarthla on October 27, 1987.

He enlisted in the USAF in 1988 and served 15 years with his final assignment since December of 2000, with the 33rd Combat Communications Support Squadron at Tinker AFB.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy, formerly of Wewoka; one daughter, Marissa and one son, Zachary; his father, John Postoak of Ardmore; his mother, Mary Jane Postoak in Philadelphia, Miss. one brother, Ken Postoak also of Philadelphia, Miss.; two sisters, Denise Taylor of Ardmore and Lynette Sykes of Philadephia, Miss., and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Wake services will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

He will be moved to Cold Springs Indian Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday and his funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev’s. Ron Fleming and George Hargocee officiating.

Full Military Honors will be presented by the Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be MSgt. Jeff Nicholas, TSgt. Lavina McQueen, MSgt. Mitch Ayotte, TSgt. Ken Livingston, SSgt. Carl Pegues, SSgt. Michael Ansley, SrArmn Christopher Tucker. SSgt. Bill Higgins and SSgt. Johnny Cerrito.

His Honorary pallbearers will be Major Amy Dalton, Major Cephaus Franklin, Captain Kevin Robling, MSgt. Curt Olesnevich and Seminole Chief Kenneth Chambers.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Family Support Center, Food Pantry at Tinker AFB, 405-739-2747.

Interment will be in the Emarthla Residence Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Maynard Prather

A memorial service for former Seminole County resident, Maynard M. Prather is scheduled for Dec. 12 in Oceanside, Calif.

There will also be a memorial service held at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at the First Christian Church in Seminole.

Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, also in Seminole.

Conducting the service will be Stephen Haney and nephew Don Lindsey.

Prather died Dec. 3, 2003, at the age of 100 in Vista, Calif.

He was born Jan. 21, 1903, in Merramac to W.H. and Elizabeth Prather.

He married Ruth Ramsey on April 29, 1930, in Stillwater and moved to Seminole, where he was employed by his father in the oilfield, carpentry and construction work.

The couple built their home at 611 W. College St. and lived there until they moved to Vista, Calif. in 1997 to be near their son.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole since April 4, 1932.

He was deacon emeritus, member of Beran Sunday School Class, Christian Men’s Fellowship and served on the church board and committees many years.

Prather, together with his sons, Maynard and Leonard, began construction of the First Christian Church located at the corner of Timmons and Simpson Streets in Seminole, on June 3, 1932.

The church was dedicated Nov. 6, 1932.

He is survived by his son Garry Prather and his wife, Pat of Bonsall, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Hallie Winkler of Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Ruth on Oct. 24, 1930; his parents, three sisters and one brother.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Poplin, Phillip Morris, Alvin Yoesel, Floyd Akin, C.M. Clark and Don Lester.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or your preference.

Maynard Prather

A memorial service for former Seminole County resident, Maynard M. Prather is scheduled for Dec. 12 in Oceanside, Calif.

There will also be a memorial service held at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at the First Christian Church in Seminole.

Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, also in Seminole.

Conducting the service will be Stephen Haney and nephew Don Lindsey.

Prather died Dec. 3, 2003, at the age of 100 in Vista, Calif.

He was born Jan. 21, 1903, in Merramac to W.H. and Elizabeth Prather.

He married Ruth Ramsey on April 29, 1930, in Stillwater and moved to Seminole, where he was employed by his father in the oilfield, carpentry and construction work.

The couple built their home at 611 W. College St. and lived there until they moved to Vista, Calif. in 1997 to be near their son.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole since April 4, 1932.

He was deacon emeritus, member of Beran Sunday School Class, Christian Men’s Fellowship and served on the church board and committees many years.

Prather, together with his sons, Maynard and Leonard, began construction of the First Christian Church located at the corner of Timmons and Simpson Streets in Seminole, on June 3, 1932.

The church was dedicated Nov. 6, 1932.

He is survived by his son Garry Prather and his wife, Pat of Bonsall, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Hallie Winkler of Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Ruth on Oct. 24, 1930; his parents, three sisters and one brother.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Poplin, Phillip Morris, Alvin Yoesel, Floyd Akin, C.M. Clark and Don Lester.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or your preference.

Henry Pruitt

Funeral services for Wolf resident Henry Thomas Pruitt, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Steve Cline will officiate.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Wolf Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Pruitt died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at his home at the age of 74.

He was born to Thomas Henry Pruitt and Treva (Coyner) Pruitt on Aug. 19, 1928 in Cushing.

Pruitt was a 1944 graduate of Cushing High School.

Pruitt married Pauline (Zimmerman) Pruitt in 1988 after the death of his first wife, Betty Jo (Yerby) Pruitt on Nov. 20, 1983.

He was employed and retired from the Armour Meat Company in 1984.

Pruitt was a Staff Seargent in the U.S. Army, and served during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Leatha.

Pruitt was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jo (Yerby) Pruitt.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Pruitt, Bowlegs; two sons, Thomas Randolph "Randy" Pruitt, Plano, Texas, and Rocky Joe Pruitt, Tulsa; one daughter, Cynthia (Pruitt) Purcell, Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Forrest Addison Pruitt and Robert Pruitt, both of Oklahoma City; and one sister, Jo Ann Cargill, Cushing.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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Dorothy Purdum

Graveside services for native Seminole resident, Dorothy Mildred Purdum are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

She died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the age of 83 in the Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Seminole to James and Tesie Hill.

She grew up on her parent’s dairy farm near Varnum.

She was married to Frances Purdum, who preceded her in death.

She graduated from Varnum High School in Seminole.

She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and later retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Marsha Purdum of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Donald Purdum Jr. and Eric Purdum of Dallas, Texas, Michael Purdum of Edmond, Christi Purdum of Oklahoma City and many other relatives.

Opal Purdum

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Opal L. Purdum are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Neff officiating.

Local graveside services will be at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at the Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home.

She died Sept, 4, 2003, at the age of 87 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan.

She was born March 24, 1916, in Cleveland to Cort and Elsie (Rainbolt) Smith.

She attended Bowlegs High School and Tulsa Business College.

She later received her certificate as a certified professional secretary.

She married Harry C. Purdum Jr. on Nov. 28, 1937, in Seminole.

He passed away on April 11. 1996.

She worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Wichita, Kan. as a secretary for the district manager for eight years.

She then worked for Boeing Aircraft Company, Wichita, Kan. as a secretary to the plant manager for 12 years.

She had lived in Park Hill, Wichita, Kan., Oklahoma City, Holdenville and Seminole.

She was a member of Wally Byam Caravan Club of the Oklahoma Green Country Unit where she served as secretary, treasurer and president.

She was also a member of the Main Street Christian Church in Stockton, Kan.

She liked traveling, handcrafts, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Harry C. Purdum III of Stockton, Kan.; one brother, Clarence R. Smith of Tempe, Ariz., three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and an infant brother, Conrad Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street Christian Church in Stockton, Kan. and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Joshua Purkey

Funeral services for Tulsa resident,. Joshua David Purkey, grandson of Seminole residents, were scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at the Walnut Grove Church with Rev. David Ingles officiating.

Visitation was Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Interment followed at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Service in Tulsa.

Purkey was born Jan. 6, 1987, in Shawnee to Marion Purkey and Shelia (Carter) Purkey.

He died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the age of 16 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

He was a student.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, M.J. Purkey and Jean Purkey.

He is survived by his parents, Marion Purkey and Sheilia (Carter) Purkey of Tulsa; one brother, Matt Purkey of Colleen, Texas; two sisters, Angela Porter and Rebeca Purkey; grandparents, Ben and Bonnie Carter of Seminole; and two nephews.

 

Brian Quach

Funeral services for son of former Seminole residents, Brian "Bird" Quach are scheduled for 12 p.m. April 29, 2003 at

Baggerly – South Funeral Home Chapel in Oklahoma City.

He passed away Friday, April 25, 2003.

He was born August 12, 1989 in Oklahoma City to Carol Gunville and Tuan Quach.

Brian kept busy with his studies at Roosevelt Middle School in Oklahoma City and playing basketball.

He enjoyed spending time with his little sister, listening to music, dancing and playing video games.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Ngoc Quach.

Survivors include his parents, two sisters, Kimberly and Hillary Quach, one brother, Joshua Quach and many aunts and uncles’ numerous cousins and countless friends.

Interment to follow at Moses Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Baggerly-South Funeral Home

Sally Quillin

A memorial service will be held for longtime Seminole resident Sally Virginia Quillin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Jack Medlock will officiate.

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

Sally passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at her home at the age of 62.

She was born to Thomas Autre Foutch and Rhoda Lee (Boren) Foutch on July 15, 1940 in Tarzan, Texas.

Sally married Karlos Ray Quillin on Dec. 23, 1959 in Seminole, Texas.

The couple moved to Seminole, Okla., from Andrew, Texas in 1969, and was a homemaker.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Karlos, of the home; one son, Curtis Ray Quillin, Tahlequah; two daughters, Ronda Lee Griffin, Lyle, Wash., and Twila Sue Pepe, Seminole; one brother, Thomas Allen Foutch; three sisters, Jackie Adams, Tennie English, and Thelma Arnold; and six grandchildren, Nicholas Ray Pepe, Meghan Nicole Pepe, Aiden Mahki Pepe, Kasey Ray Quillin, Dustin Fowble, and Ashley Skelton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Eastern Hills Hospice, 407 Strothers, Seminole.

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Gerald Quinn

Word has been received of the death of Wewoka native Gerald "Jerry" Allen Quinn.

Quinn died at his home in Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 23, 2002 at the age of 67.

Interment was at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Anchorage, Alaska.

Quinn was born May 26, 1935 in Wewoka to Donald and Ora Quinn.

He worked as a volunteer firefighter prior to his military service in the Oklahoma National Guard and then the U.S. Army where he served 12 years as an aviation mechanic and was a Vietnam veteran.

After his separation from the Army in 1963, he remained in Maryland working as an auto mechanic for several years and went on to retire as a heavy equipment operator in 1998.

Quinn moved to Kent Island in the late 1980s where he lived until August 2001.

He then relocated to Anchorage, Alaska.

He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Quinn is survived by his wife, Mary Dorothy (Lambert); one son, Jerry A. Quinn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald F. Quinn.

Tina Adelhelm Rawlins

Graveside services for Tina Adelhelm Rawlins, a relative of a Seminole resident, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City with Rev. Bill Moore officiating.

Rawlins died Nov. 24, 2003, at the age of 97 in Bartlesville.

She grew up in Holdenville and was a cashier at Nick’s Restaurant for several years.

She married Ray Rawlins in the 1930’s and they moved to Oklahoma City.

She was secretary of Drexal Baptist Church for many years.

After her husband, Ray died, she made her home with her only child, Mary Ann Moore and husband Bill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Moore of Bartlesville as well as several neices including Letha King of Bowlegs, Marie Peters of Texas, Alene Capps in Midwest City and the late Katrina Grizzale of Holdenville.

 

George F. ‘Fred’ Reese

Memorial services for former Seminole resident George F. "Fred" Reese are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004.

Services will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee with Rev. Art Scrutchins officiating.

The services are under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Home of Shawnee.

Reese died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at his residence at the age of 98.

James Reid

Funeral services for Wewoka resident James L. Reid are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate the services.

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

James passed away on Saturday Feb. 8, 2003 at Signature Point on the lake in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 84.

He was born to Lewis I. Reid and Mabel E. (Black) Reid in Blair, on April 21, 1918.

James lived the majority of his life in the Oklahoma City area, while working on the family farm during the depression and attending college in Altus.

He worked in Texas for a time prior to volunteering during World War II for service to his country with the U.S. Air Force.

Following his discharge he returned to Oklahoma City and was employed by the Department of Defense at Tinker Air Force Base for another 30 years of civil service prior to his retirement.

A 32nd degree Mason, James held several offices with the fraternal organization, and was an active community and church member.

Prior to retirement, he and his wife, Ruth, made their home in Wewoka, where he devoted the remainder of his life in community service, church fellowship, and playing golf with his many friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, M. Ruth Reid, on July 3, 1995; and his sister, Helen Goins.

He departed this life peacefully, having lived a full and active life, and leaves surviving him three daughters, Beverly Murphy, Dallas, Texas, and Janet pool and Terri Jolynn Reid, both of Nashville, Tenn.; one son, William Gregory Reid, Santa Clara, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Holmes, Greg Gilchrist, Ginger Ratcliff, Patty Murphy, Greg and Wade Hales, and Jay Burke; and eight great-grandchildren, Christain Smith, Whit Whitfield, Taylor, Seth, and Rudy Gilchrist, Hannah Ratcliff, and Wyatt and Gabrielle Hales.

Pallbearers will be Martin Pool, Greg Gilchrist, Brian Ratcliff, Brent Pool, Terry Holmes, and Floyd Snider.

Honorary bearers will be James Harrod, Warren Jones, Jake Cleaver, and the Masonic Lodge.

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Kate Reville

A service for remembrance for former Seminole resident, Kate Armstrong Revile was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the Bethany Church of Christ followed by a 1 p.m. service of remembrance officiated by Dr. Randal Spindle, Mickey Gilliland and Terry Jones at Mercer Adams Chapel in Bethany.

Revile died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at the age of 90.

She was born in Dec. 1913 in Konawa to J.T. and Minnie Pearl Armstrong.

At the age of 16, she opened her own beauty shop and began her career as a hairdresser after the family moved to Chickasha.

She married Ervin Revile Feb. 5, 1939, and moved to Oklahoma City.

Revile was preceded in death by her son, Jim in 1958, her husband, Ervin in 1962, brother, Joe Armstrong and sister, Nell Paddack.

She is survived by daughters Yvonne of Bethany and JoAnne Toews of St Ann’s, Ontario; one son, Dr. William P. Reville; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Glenn Rhoades

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Glenn Elton Rhoades of Maud, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

At the request of Rhoades’ daughter, all former students will be honorary casket bearers.

Weekend visitation hours at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home will be Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

Rhoades passed away Nov. 13, 2003, at the age of 92 in Oklahoma City.

He was born April 8, 1911, in Ensign, Kansas to William Franklin Rhoades and Birdie Mae (Archer) Rhoades.

In 1922, he moved to the Panhandle of Oklahoma and lived near Texoma and Goodwell.

He graduated from Goodwell High School in 1930, and in 1934 he received his B.S. Degree in Industrial Arts from Panhandle A&M (now Panhandle State University).

He taught school at Plainview High School near Boise City for two years.

In 1936 he moved to Stillwater and began working on his Master of Science Degree at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University).

He moved to Maud in 1937 and began a long teaching career.

In 1942 he completed the requirements for his Master of Science Degree.

He retired in 1973 after teaching 35 years in Maud and one year in St. Louis.

While teaching and after retirement, he received many awards from the Maud Schools and various graduating classes.

He was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud, the Maud Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce, Pottawatomie and Seminole County Retired Teacher’s Association and Senior Citizens of Maud.

He spent many hours attending functions of the Maud Schools after retirement and volunteering at the Senior Citizens.

On May 21, 1939, he married Selma Luvenia Pugh of Maud, in Okemah.

After over 60 Years of marriage, she preceded him in death on March 22, 2000.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lester Rhoades of Mannford and two sisters, Delora Wyatt and Marguerite Muller of Tulsa.

Rhoades is survived by his daughter, Mary Dubben and husband Harl of Oklahoma City; two grandsons, Klye L. Dubben of Dallas and Jay S. Dubben of Piedmont; one brother-in-law, Carl Muller of Tulsa; four nieces, Carla Mae Chase of Marshall, Ark., Oneta Roles of Inola, Willa Mae Gowdy of Cleveland and LaFerne Caldwell of Tulsa; three nephews, Jerry D. Muller of Catoosa, Dr. Harold G. Rhoades of Royston, Ga. and Dr. Floyd L. Jennings of Houston, Texas.

The family would like to thank Forest Glade Retirement Community in Bethany and the Bellevue Nursing Center in Oklahoma City for their care and making the past four and a half years as enjoyable as possible for Rhoades.

Memorial donations may be made to the Glenn and Selma Rhoades Memorial Scholarship Fund, Maud Public Schools, P.O. Box 130, Maud, Ok. 74854.

The fund was set up at the request of the Rhoades to provide scholarships for the students of Maud.

 

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Ken Rhoads

Funeral Services for George Kenneth "Ken" Rhoads, brother of Wewoka resident Kathleen Filson, were held Saturday at the Oak Avenue Baptist Church in Ada.

Revs. Joe Ligon and Randall Christy officiated the services.

Interment followed at Swan Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Mr. Rhoads died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 at Norman Regional Hospital.

He was born to A.H. "Ack" and Iva Rhoads on Dec. 16, 1922 in Dolberg.

Shortly after, his family moved to Sasakwa were he attended Sasakwa and Wewoka schools.

Ken was attending Murray State College when he met his wife of 60 years, Frances Virginia Turner.

After returning to Oklahoma from World War II, Ken and Frances moved to Ada in 1946 where they made their home with their six sons.

Ken worked in the construction industry for over 50 years.

At the time of his death, Ken was co-owner of B&R Foundation Repair, an Ada-based company.

Ken is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home, and six sons, George Kenneth "Kenny" and wife Sue, Darrell and wife Becky, Farrell and wife Deborah, Harroll and wife Susan, and Karroll Rhoades, all of Ada, and Kevin and his wife Carla of Purcell; two sisters, Kathleen Filson of Wewoka, and Jean Young of Earlsboro; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ken was a loving and devoted husband, father, and "PaPa."

Ken was a friend to everyone he met and will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers were Ken, Darrell, Farrell, Harroll, Karroll, and Kevin Rhoads.

Honorary bearers were Bill Bolin, J.B. Bolin, Boyd Bolin, Rex Munday, Randall McCowen, Jim "Chico" Allenbaugh, Craig Whipple, and Rob Alvarado.

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Cassandra Rhodd

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident, Cassandra Lynne (Harjo) Rhodd are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Bird creek Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

She passed away May 30, 2003, at the Medical Center of Arlington, Texas at the age of 43.

She was born on January 10, 1960 in Oklahoma City to Eugene and Elouis (Factor) Harjo.

She attended schools in Shawnee and Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Benny Factor, Minnie Factor, Robert Harjo and Wisey Harjo.

She is survived by her parents, Eugene Harjo of Henryetta and Elouis Factor of Shawnee; one daughter, Savanna Miller of Arlington, Texas and three sons, Rodney Harjo, Dewayne Rhodd and Jason Rhodd all of Arlington, Texas; three grandchildren, four brothers, Victor Harjo, Carlos Harjo and Darell Harjo, all of Shawnee and Benny John Harjo of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Augustine Harjo of Arlington, Texas and Shannon Harjo of Henryetta; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will include Mike Scott, Tom Kaskake, Steve Ellis, Randy Chakenethe, Terry Richie and Rodney Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will include Robert Harjo, Tommy Harjo, Artimus Melton, Leon Lusty and Hap Harjo.

Revs. Bill Hobia and Kenneth Cooper will officiate.

A wake service will be held Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

She will be moved to the church on Sunday at 4 p.m., with wake service starting at 7 p.m.

Interment will follow at Bird Creek Church Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

 

Edna Richard

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Edna Richard are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Wewoka.

She died on June 7, 2003

 

She was born on June 17, 1911

 

 

Edna Richard

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident, Edna Richard, are scheduled for June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Wewoka.

She was born on June 17, 1911 in Wewoka, to the late James W. and Emma L. McElwee.

She died June 10, 2003, at the age of 91 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She lived in Wewoka until her health began to fail and moved to Oklahoma City to live with her nephew.

She was a member of the Church of the Living God.

She was a homemaker and worked many years for Mrs. Floyd Floyd.

Her parents, her husband, three brothers and six sisters preceded her in death.

Two nephews survive her, Ernest McElwee of Oklahoma City and V.I. Spencer of Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

 

 

Texon Richards

Funeral services for Maud native and former resident Texon Carlton Richards are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Choctaw Church of Christ in Choctaw.

Marty Kessler will officiate the services.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Richards died Saturday, April 19, 2003 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

He was born to Noel Elvin Richards and Annie Lillian (Ryker) Richards on Sept. 17, 1935 in Maud.

Richards married Colleen (Bailey) Richards on June 30, 1957 in Perryton, Texas.

He retired from the Petroleum industry, and was a member of the Choctow Church of Christ.

Richards was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen, of the home; one son, Terry Don Richards, Fort Lupton, Colo.; one daughter, Carla Reneau Richards, Aurora, Colo.; two brothers, Noel L. Richards, and Delbert Richards; two sisters, Ozeeta Dodson and Treva Ann Phipps; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Texon Richards

Funeral services for Maud native and former resident Texon Carlton Richards are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Choctaw Church of Christ in Choctaw.

Marty Kessler will officiate the services.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Richards died Saturday, April 19, 2003 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

He was born to Noel Elvin Richards and Annie Lillian (Ryker) Richards on Sept. 17, 1935 in Maud.

Richards married Colleen (Bailey) Richards on June 30, 1957 in Perryton, Texas.

He retired from the Petroleum industry, and was a member of the Choctow Church of Christ.

Richards was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen, of the home; one son, Terry Don Richards, Fort Lupton, Colo.; one daughter, Carla Reneau Richards, Aurora, Colo.; two brothers, Noel L. Richards, and Delbert Richards; two sisters, Ozeeta Dodson and Treva Ann Phipps; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bernice Richardson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Bernice Richardson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Free Will Baptist Church.

Rev. David McDougal will officiate.

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

Bernice passed away Sunday, March 30, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 87.

She was born to Willard Anderson and Ola Christine (Deaton) Anderson on Oct. 8, 1915.

Bernice married Dan W. Richardson on Aug. 16, 1933 in Francis.

She was a longtime Seminole resident, moving from Ada in 1943.

Bernice was a Tax Preparer for H & R Block in Ada for 12 years, and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, was active in the Quilting Club at the church.

She also loved water aerobics at Seminole State College.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters, Wanna Williams and Sandra Ann Richardson; three brothers, Hershel, Millard, and Leon Anderson; and one great-grandson, Aaron Armstrong.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Will and Lynda Richardson, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Vic and Maureen Richardson, Seminole; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ina Jean and Dick McQueen, Muskogee, Alpha and Harvey Young, Seminole, and Deanna and Ivan Armstrong, Stillwater; and son-in-law, Jim Williams, Shawnee; one brother, Glen Anderson, Ada; one sister, Wilma Craig, Albuquerque, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Richardson’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

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Michael T. Riley

Funeral services for husband of former Seminole resident, Michael T. Riley are scheduled for Monday at 1:30 at Dorcus Chapel at Marian College in Wis.

He was born Nov. 28, 1950 at Eldora, Iowa. to William and Anna Mae Lawler Riley.

On Sept. 12, 1983, he married Nancy C. McElroy in Madison, Wis.

He died June 26, 2003, at Waupun Memorial Hospital, Waupun, Wis.

He worked as a sales representative for various agricultural businesses.

He received a degree in soil and water conversation from Oshkosh and recently completed a bachelor of business administration degree from Marian College.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and was a member of the Duck’s Unlimited.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Fold du Lac; two daughters, Chanin Riley of Deerfield, Wis.; Sarah Riley of Fond du Lac, Wis.; one son, Jason Riley of Madison; one grandson, Dylan Michael Riley of Madison; four brothers, Dennis Riley of West Liberty, Iowa, John Riley of Manchester, Iowa, Robert Riley of Lanark, Ill. and David Riley of Creston, Iowa; his father and stepmother, William and Ellie Riley of Lamont, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one infant brother, Donny.

Visitation will be on June 29, from 4-8 p.m. at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home.

Sisters’ Marie Scott and Judith Schmidt will officiate.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home.

 

 

Mary Rippy

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Mary Gertrude (LaValley) Rippy are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at the Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Frank Moppin.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

She went to be with Jesus Sept. 24, 2003, at the age of 89 at her home in Wewoka, where she had lived for the past 30 years.

She was born Oct. 5, 1913 to Conley and Rosa (Winters) LaValley in Wetumka where she was also reared, attending Fairview School.

She married Roy Rippy on Sept. 30, 1933 in Wetumka.

She worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, building ships in Richmond, Calif.

She was a homemaker who had all the survival skills that the 1930s’ depression forged.

She made lye soap, canned and dried foods, made quilts and clothes, picked cotton and washed on a rub board.

She would routinely walk six miles to Wetumka for groceries.

Mary’s husband, Roy, lost his arm in an accident, but she was always by his side.

He was killed in an explosion in Yukon on Dec. 23, 1952, leaving Mary, at the age of 36, to walk the road alone.

She was very proud of her Creek heritage, her mother had been allotted land.

She attended the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Conley and Rosa (Winters) LaValley; her husband, Roy Rippy; two brothers, William Solomon (Bud) LaValley and Clyde Lawton LaValley; and two sisters, Lottie Eula Harris and Rosa Irene Wheeler.

She is survived by three daughters, Connie and Vern Davis of Joplin, Mo., Ramona and Andy Anderson of Oklahoma City, and Naoma Lisenbee of Wewoka; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

 

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Charlene Roberson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Charlene Roberson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with John Brooks officiating.

Interment will follow at the Dale Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

She died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at the age of 72 from a brief illness, at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 23, 1930, to Grover Parsons and Ouida (Rose) Parsons in Tecumseh.

She was married to Dwight Roberson, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and was a Seminole resident for over 40 years.

She raised five children and one grandson and will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years; parents; two sisters; and one brother.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Viton of Oklahoma City; her sons Melvin Roberson and wife, Glenda of Harrah, and Phillip Roberson of Oklahoma City; daughters Patricia Phillips of Ada; Jennifer Keefer and husband, Jack of Norman; eight grandchildren; three great grandsons; two sisters, Erma Lee Moore of Tecumseh and Geraldine Washburn of Shawnee; and one brother, Buck Pa,rsons, also of Tecumseh.

Pallbearers are Don Moore, Gary Washburn, Steve Pritchard, Lucky Seaton, Charles Gambrell and Tim Parsons.

Honorary pallbearers are Jack Parsons and Mike Roberson.

Mom, we will always love you.

 

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Bill Roberts

Funeral services for Bill O.Roberts, former employee of Acker Industries in Wewoka, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Russell Payne will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Roberts died Wednesday, March 5, 2003 in Oklahoma City at the age of 76.

He was born to Edgar S. and Bessie (Martin) Roberts on Dec. 26, 1926 in Holdenville.

Roberts was raised in the Jackson community in Hughes County, and attended school in Benedict, Jackson, Holdenville, and Spaulding.

Roberts married Dottie Stringfellow on Feb. 8, 1946 in Holdenville.

She preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 1998.

Roberts worked in the oilfield for 20 years and for Acker Industries for 10 years.

He also worked as an owner-operator for Borden’s Milk Distributors for many years until his retirement.

Roberts was a member of the Oklahoma Geological Society and the Freewill Baptist Church.

Roberts was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and one brother, Veal Roberts.

He is survived by one son, Bruce Roberts, Holdenville; four daughters, Dorothy Ann VanMeter, Holdenville, Patty Estep, Jones, Billye Lee, Holdenville, and Christie Barker, Holdenville; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Estep, Shawn Estep, Jeff Crutcher, Eddie Wayne Crutcher, Chad Crutcher, and Steven Jones.

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James M. Roberts

DALLAS, TEXAS – Funeral services for former Wewoka resident James M. Roberts are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel.

Interment is to follow in the Meadow of Reflection section of Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Roberts died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 at the age of 83.

His college years were interrupted by World War II.

While in the Army, he served overseas in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, attaining the rank of captain.

Roberts was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the American Defense Ribbon, and the EAME Theater Ribbon with five Bronze Battle Stars and one Arrowhead.

After the war, he returned home to complete his education at Oklahoma University, earning his degree in Petroleum Geology.

After two introductory years with Carter Oil Co., he joined Mobil Oil’s International Department with assignments in Columbia, Venezuela, Libya, and ultimately in Iran as the manager of Mobil’s Iranian operations.

He is survived by his wife, Corinne; three sons, Chris, Jeff and Gregg; one grandson; and two sisters, Joan Ligon and Mary Adelyn Knox.

Pallbearers are Charles Hays, Blanchard Pritchard, George Perry, Glen Park, Tom Keating, and Dr. Edward Reis.

Clayton

Roberts

Graveside services for Clayton Dwight Roberts were scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Cemetery.

He was born and died on April 14, 2003 in Wewoka.

He is survived by his parents, Christopher Roberts and Rose Clark and his grandparents, Janet Clark of Wewoka and Dwight and Teena Roberts of Seminole.

Rev. Lee Jones will be the officiating minister under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

Adin Robertson

Funeral services for Adin Robertson, infant son of Seminole County resident, Jessica R. Robertson are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of three months.

He was born Aug. 28, 2003.

Aidan Ray Smith Robertson

Funeral services for three-month old baby Aidan Ray Smith Robertson, son of Seminole residents Dustin Smith and Jessica R. Robertson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Roger Brewer will officiate.

Burial will follow at Wolf, and will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Roberston died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born to Dustin Smith and Jessica R. Robertson on Aug. 23, 2003 at OKC.

Robertson is survived by his parents; grandparents Felix Ray Robertson and Anna Marie M. Robertson, both of Seminole, and John and Peggy Smith, Earlsboro; great-grandparents, Hyatt E. Cayton and Patricia Cayton, Seminole; aunts and uncles, Megan M. Robertson, Okmulgee, Jody Robertson, Seminole, Dixie Smith, Michelle Smith, Tammy Smith, and Dalton Winkcompleck, all of Earlsboro.

LaDonna Robertson

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, LaDonna "Donna" Robertson, Wewoka, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka

Doug Arnold will officiate, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Robertson died Dec. 3, 2003, at the age of 54 in the Seminole Medical Center.

She was a resident of Wewoka, attended Wewoka Schools and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was born to Verlin Lee and Jonell Thompson Hilligoss on Oct. 16, 1949 and married Earl Robertson on April 1, 1971.

Robertson is survived by her husband, Earl Robertson of the home, three children, John Hilligoss of Cushing, Jason Robertson and Desree Morris, both of Wewoka; one grandchild; one brother, Johnny L. Hilligoss of Shelton, Wash.; and one sister, Diana Bleeker of Wewoka.

 

Tommy Robertson

A celebration of life in honor of longtime Seminole resident Tommy Lee Robertson is scheduled at the family’s home at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Robertson died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 54.

He was born July 26, 1948 in Holdenville to Felix Marion Robertson and Gloria June (Morris) Sadler.

He married Terri (Arnold) on June 21, 1996 in Bowlegs.

Robertson was retired from the oilfield and construction.

He was a veteran of the Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Robertson is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Tommy Lee Robertson II of South Carolina and Jeffrey Bush of the home; six daughters, Tammi Douthit of Bowlegs, Laurie Lehman of Cromwell, Lisa Graham and Misty Pratt, both of Seminole, Jacqi Bush of the home, and Darla Aycox of Oklahoma City; one brother, Ray Robertson of Seminole; and nine grandchildren.

Robertson

Mozelle

Robinson

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Mozelle Robinson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Redeemer located at 2100 N. Martin Luther King in Oklahoma City.

Robinson died April 23, 2003 in Deaconess Hospital.

She was born May 5, 1918 in Okmulgee to Curly and Ophelia Washington Ross.

She attended Douglas High School in Wewoka.

She worked for OG&E for 34 years and retired in 1981.

She married Raymond Robinson who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn King of Wewoka; four grandsons; 14 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be officiated by McKay Davis Funeral Home of Oklahoma City

Interment will follow to Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

 

Mozelle

Robinson

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Mozelle Robinson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Redeemer located at 2100 N. Martin Luther King in Oklahoma City.

Robinson died April 23, 2003 in Deaconess Hospital.

She was born May 5, 1918 in Okmulgee to Curly and Ophelia Washington Ross.

She attended Douglas High School in Wewoka.

She worked for OG&E for 34 years and retired in 1981.

She married Raymond Robinson who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn King of Wewoka; four grandsons; 14 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be officiated by McKay Davis Funeral Home of Oklahoma City

Interment will follow to Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

 

Nolen Gene Robinson

Funeral services for native Seminole County resident, Nolen Gene Robinson are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah.

He died Aug. 19, 2003, at the age of 74 in his home west of Okemah.

He was born June 19, 1929, in Wolfe to Odis Dean and Sarah Jean Robinson.

He had been a resident of Okemah area most of his life having attended the Freewill Baptist Church.

He was a deputy sheriff for Seminole County for many years and later worked with the Wewoka Police Department.

After working in law enforcement, he worked in the oilfield before retirement.

He married Ramona Cully Feb. 10, 1984 in Holdenville.

He served his country with the United States Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Odis Dean Robinson; and two brothers, Neal and Norval Robinson.

He is survived by his wire, Ramona Robinson of Okemah; three sons, Nolen Robinson of Coweta, Craig Robinson and Johnny Robinson both of Holdenville; four daughters, Lois Milon of Tulsa, Sonya Larimer and Beth Hill, both of Holdenville and Jennifer Robinson of the home; one sister, Mary Hotaling of Pasadena, Texas; four step sons, Michael Factor of Oklahoma City, Harry Factor of Wewoka, George Factor of Wetumka and Charlie Factor of Weatherford; two step daughters, Linda Coody of Sasakwa and Patricia Thomas of Ada; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Serving as active pallbearers will be the grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Factor, George Factor, Charlie Factor, Ray Larimer, Jay Hill and Marty Milton.

Interment is to follow at the Sand Creek Cemetery in Seminole County.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Doug Arnold.

Funeral services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

 

 

Dorothy Rogers

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Dorothy Josephine Starkey Jones Rogers, of Holdenville are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee.

Interment will follow at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

She died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at the age of 87 in Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Jones to Lawrence Hale Starkey and Dora Lee (Bozarth) Starkey.

She attended Okmulgee Tech and retired from Westinghouse Electric.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Holdenville.

She loved gardening, growing roses and spending time with her grandchildren.

She married Fred Albert Jones Oct. 23, 1931 in Konawa

He preceded her indeath on Feb. 4, 1972.

On Dec. 20, 1976, she married Lyndell Rogers and he preceded her in death July 3, 1993.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Albert Jones Jr.; second husband, Lyndell Rogers; two sons, Fred Jones III and Oakley B. Jones; two grandsons, Jackie Don Clayton and Robert Wayne Jones; five brothers, Ackley, Oakley, Robert, Elmer and Sam Starkey; and one sister, Iva Duncan.

She is survived by three sons, Dale Jones of Sasakwa, Alan Jones of Edmond and Larry Jones of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Jan Wilson of Wewoka, Jackie Clayton of McLoud and Judi Smith of McAlester; two brothers, John Starkey of Okemah and Raymond Starkey of Okmulgee; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Liver Transplant Patient
Dies in Oklahoma City

The Seminole County resident who roused such community support during her liver transplant and afterward, succumbed to complications on Monday.

Ruby Sneed Rogers, 59, died Oct. 13, 2003 at Integris Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She’d been ill since the 1980s, when she was diagnosed with hepatitis C due to an earlier blood transfusion, and suffered complications for more than 20 years.

When doctors said she required a liver transplant to live, Rogers waited for weeks to find a matching donor, someone with her same small size and hard-to-find blood type.

On April 26, she received the liver of a 14-year-old barrel racer from Luther, who had died in a rodeo accident.

Rogers had continued her struggle until this week.

Her funeral services are planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Kelvin Moseley will officiate.

Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Rogers was born April 13, 1944, in Oklahoma City to Bill and Ruby (Gallamore) Sneed.

She was reared in Seminole County and graduated from New Lima High School.

She married Jimmy Dale Rogers on March 15, 1975, in Kansas City, Kans.

She continued her education and obtained a master’s degree in business education from East Central State College, Ada.

She began her teaching career in Paden, where she taught for two years.

She taught at Bowlegs Public School for 18 years, retiring in 2003.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharra Calaway, and two brothers, Jesse Roy Sneed and Charles Ray Sneed.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; one son, Keith Barkhimer, Shawnee; three daughters, Terri Whitten, Enid, Gina Dighton, Yukon, and Angela Turner, Seminole; 13 grandchildren; her parents, now of Midwest City; four sisters, Dana Sallee, Wewoka, Johncy Dufresne, Kansas City, Mo., Jackie Miller, Whitesboro, Texas, and Kathy Brickey, Midwest City; one brother, Billie Sneed, Choctaw; and a niece, Karen Barnes, who gave up her time to care for Rogers.

Pallbearers include Carl Barkhimer, James Brickey, Steve Barkhimer, Chris Bryan, Dusty Darr, Robert Gale, and honorary pallbearer Chris Fuller.

 

Rogers

 

 

Bobby Dewayne Ross

A memorial service for native Seminole resident, Bobby Dewayne Ross will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

He was born April 15, 1955, in Seminole to Bobby Joe and Mary Ann (Winn) Ross.

He died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, in Shawnee at the age of 48.

He was a heavy equipment operator on pipeline construction.

He enjoyed his time at the lake.

Survivors include His mother, Mary Ann Ross; father, Bobby Joe Ross; one son, Bradley Dewayne Ross; stepdaughters, Tami Douthit of Bowlegs, Lori Lehman and Lisa Graham, both of Seminole; brothers, Roger Dale Ross of Paden and Sherman Lee Ross of Harrah; one sister, Vickie Caldwell of Shawnee; and 10 grandchildren.

 

Jackie Rounsaville

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Jackie ‘Nanny’ Ruth (Hensley) Rounsaville, are scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died May 5, 2003, at the age of 69 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

She was born January 10, 1934 in Konawa to O.R. ‘Dick’ Hensley and Maudie Hensley.

She was married to Charles E. Rounsaville on August 6, 1951 in Konawa and moved from Konawa in 1954.

She was a homemaker and attended the First Nazarene Church in Shawnee.

Her parents, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Ron Rounsaville of Edmond and Gerald Rounsaville of Tecumseh; one daughter, Shirley Rounsaville of Shawnee; two sisters, Ellis Sparks of Konawa and Clara Adams of Marietta, Texas; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Officiating the services will be Brother Harold Blankenship.

Ruby Dawson

Funeral services for Oklahoma City resident, Ruby Rita Dawson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Interment will follow at Walton Family Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Rev. Jim Marshall will officiate under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Dawson died April 2, 2003 at Physicians Hospital in Anadarko at the age of 76.

She was born January 16, 1927 in Wewoka to Dave and Bertha Walton Mingus, attended school in Sasakwa and was reared in the Seminole County area.

She married John Dawson in Oklahoma City and was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Two sisters, Chrystal Marshall of Claremore and Edith Mingus of Tuttle; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends survive her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Dawson in 1988, and 2 sons, Allan Wayne Dawson and Johnny Dawson; two brothers, Dave Mingus and Barney Fixico; and one sister, Sarah Ann Mingus.

Pallbearers will be Clinton Dawson, Bobby Dawson, Donny Hill, Randy Thrash, Robert Murphy and Phillip Howard.

 

Junna Lynn

(Treadway) Rush

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Junna Lynn (Tredway) Rush are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

She died July 31, 2003, at the age of 51 at home.

She was born July 14, 1952, in Sherman, Texas to Ted Treadway and Norma June (Phillips).

She was married to Vester Lee Rush on Dec. 19, 1981, in Norman.

She moved to Seminole three years ago, from Oklahoma City.

She worked in sales for Century Arts Supply for several years, until her death.

She is affiliated with the Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by both her parents.

She is survived by her spouse, Vester Lee Rush of the home; daughters Christina Ann Milligan of Watonga and Michelle Rene Callahan of Oakwood; and one grandchild.

Officiating the services will be Pastor Ben Gleves.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Junna Lynn Rush

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Junna Lynn (Treadway) Rush are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

She died July 31, 2003, at the age of 51 in Seminole.

Full obituary pending with Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Lola Jean Rush

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Lola Jean Rush, are scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

She died May 15, 2003 at the age of 72 at her home in Seminole.

She was born June 21, 1929 in Seminole to Ben Alton Reynolds and Gladys Mary (Hubbard) Reynolds.

She was married to Jim Leonard Rush on August 10, 1962 in Durant.

She was a retired secretary and attended the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Leonard Rush on January 30, 2002, her parents one brother, Gerald Reynolds and her stepfather, Jim Driscoll on August 24, 1983.

She is survived by a host of friends and family.

Pastor Kelvin Moseley will be officiating the services.

Interment will follow to Little Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jackie Russell

Funeral services for Maud resident Jackie Lee "Jack" Russell will take place at the Rolland-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ark., with the time and date still pending.

Burial is set to follow the services at the Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland, Ark.

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

Russell died Monday, March 31, 2003 in Seminole at the age of 56.

He was born to Richard Wesley Russell and Jessie Lee (Adkins) Russell on April 24, 1946 in Hoxie, Ark.

Russell married Patrica (Wallace) Russell on Sept. 20, 1993 in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

He had been a Maud resident for the past nine years, having moved there from Jonesboro, Ark.

Russell was a carpenter, working for Acurate Roofing, and was also a maintenance man for the City of Maud.

He was a member of the New Life Church of Maud.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of the home; three sons, Everett Russell, Richard Russell, and Vernon Wesley Russell, all of Jonesboro, Ark., two step-sons, Wayne Baize, Milfay, and Quinton Baize, Del City; one daughter, Sherry A. Campbell, Jonesboro, Ark.; two brothers, Ronnie Russell, Paragould, Ark., and Gary Russell, Jonesboro, Ark; two sisters, Sue Nance and Debbra Dill, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Ronnie Russell, Everett Russell, Jerry Dill, Jr., Billy Dill, Nathen Elord, and Kevin Russell.

Honorary bearer will be Wayne Morris.

Jess Russell

Funeral services for Konawa resident Jess Russell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Konawa Church of Christ.

Revs. Richard Winters and Carl Wills will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Vamoosa Cemetery, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Russell died Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at the age of 96.

He was born to William Russell and Frances Elizabeth (Cooper) Russell on Oct. 14, 1906 in Clarksville, Texas.

Russell attended school in Texas, and came to Seminole County in 1918.

He married Vera Elnora Atkinson on Dec. 21, 1933. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2000.

Russell was a farmer, and a school bus driver for over 40 year at Vamoosa.

He was a member of the Konawa Church of Christ and served as Elder for over 30 years.

Russell served on the Seminole County Election Board for over 59 years, and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board for 32 years.

Russell was also preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Higdon.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Clayton, Konawa; one son, Jack Russell, Konawa; one half-sister, Lucille Hodges, Bethel; one half-brother, Doke Russell, Brownsville, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bob Langley, Donnie Kiker, Gayle Hughes, Jim Lowe, Burnus Fisher, and Carl Wyatt.

Honorary bearers will be E.D. Duck, Lillard Berry, and H.O. Griffin.

Aryn Salazar

Andrea Salazar

Melia Salazar

Wake services for Aryn Angel Salazar, age 3, Andrea Danielle Salazar, age 3, and Melia Ann Salazar, age 2, are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Snake Creek Baptist Church with funeral services set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov 13.

Interment will follow at the Snake Creek Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Midtown Chapel in Tulsa.

Survivors include their father, Gilberto Salazar; mother, Susan Camp; and sister, Gabriel Salazar.

The children died after an automobile accident Sunday in Shawnee.

Sally Quillin

Funeral services for long time Seminole resident, Sally Virginia Quillin, are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died at home on April 9, 2001, at the age of 62.

Sally Wolf

Harjo

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Sally Wolf Harjo, are scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hitchitee Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died on May 2, 2003 at the age of 62 in the Seminole Medical Hospital.

She was born on October 13, 1940 in Seminole to Freeland Wolf and Eliza Camp.

She worked at the Railroad Crossing in Tulsa and at Blue Bell, now Wrangler, in Seminole.

She retired several years ago.

She was a member of Hitchite Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Liz Camp; her father, Freeland Wolf; two daughters, Yvetta Hulbutta and Christine Wise Talamasey; one son, Jacob W. Wise; one grandson, Johnny Joe Fixico; one sister, Joanna R. Harjo; and two brothers, Raymond J. Wolf and Johnson Wolf.

She is survived by Allen Hulbutta of the home, one daughter, Sonya Pohlemann of Tecumseh; two grandsons, Cory L. Nedd and Daniel Gazaway Wise both of Tecumseh; two granddaughters, Tiffany Wise and Michelle R. Hulbutta both of Tulsa; one son-in-law, Gary L. Pohlemann of Tecumseh; one aunt, Opal Ahaisse; two adopted daughters, Loretta Harjo of Holdenville and Pam Underwood of Seminole; one adopted son, Tim Ray Harrison of Seminole; five nephews, Alex Pete Wolf of Shawnee and Richie Harjo, James Harjo, Bear Harjo, and Steven Harrison all of Konawa; seven nieces, Mary Ann Wolf of Oklahoma City, and Jimmie Lou Harjo, Tammy Harjo, Charolette Harjo, Dino Harjo, Johnna Harrison, and Robin Harrison all of Konawa; and one sister, Susie Jones of Seminole.

Casketbearers are Tim Ray Harrison, Jimmy Harjo Jr., Jimmy Dean Harjo, Nathan Harjo, Justin Pebworth and Wesley Pebworth.

Honorary bearers are Jim Lena, Joe Haney, Sonny Turnbow, Kevin Pohlemann, Jimsey Tiger and Robby Tiger.

The body will be taken to the church Tuesday at 10 a.m. and a wake is scheduled for Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Swearingen Chapel.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Ted Underwood officiating the services.

Interment to follow to Hitchitee Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

Gracie Sanders

Graveside services for Gracie Murriel Sanders, the aunt of Seminole resident Ginger Edney, are scheduled for Monday at the White Dove Cemetery in Sparks.

She died on May 30, 2003, at the age of 86, in Shawnee.

She was born on October 14, 1916 in Everman, Texas to John Calvin Cockrom and Dora Missouri (Wilson) Cockrom.

She moved to Missouri when she was four years old and then moved to Sparks at the age of 12.

She then moved to Marietta in 1952 and came back to Shawnee in 1979.

She retired from the Meeker Dairy Mart after 10 years.

She was a member of the Bible Temple Church of Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters, three brothers and one son, John Henry Simmons.

Officiating will be Rev. Guy Cagle under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

 

Sarah McAlvain

Funeral services for Sarah Louise McAlvain, mother of Seminole resident Jay McAlvain, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel in Collinsville.

Rev. Richard Shade will officiate the services.

McAlvain died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at Claremore Regional Hospital in Claremore at the age of 87.

She was born to Jim and Carrie (Shade) Woodside on April 2, 1915 in Oologah.

She married Polk McAlvain on May 13, 1932 in Claremore.

McAlvain was a lifelong resident of Oologah, and was one of the original members of the Zion Hill Freewill Baptist Church of Oologah.

She was a past Worthy Matron of the Oologah Eastern Star, and was an avid fan of the Oologah athletic teams.

McAlvain was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.

She is survived by three sons, Harold McAlvain, Nocona, Texas, Ed McAlvain, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jay McAlvain, Seminole; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Neil Satterfield

ADA – Funeral services for Neil Satterfield, the father of Seminole resident Sue Frederick, were scheduled for this morning at First Baptist Church of Ada.

Dr. Bob Bender was set to officiate.

Interment was to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Satterfield died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at an Ada hospital at the age of 78.

He was born Nov. 5, 1924 at Howard’s Ridge, Mo. to Homer and Lucille Howard Satterfield.

He moved to Ada in January of 1958 from West Plains, Mo.

Satterfield graduated from high school in Bakersfield, Mo.

He received a business degree from Oklahoma City University at the age of 60 after he retired.

He owned and operated Neil’s Shoes from 1958 to 1997.

Satterfield owned several stores in Oklahoma and Texas.

He and his wife owned and operated the Clothes Corner in Ada for many years.

He married Juanita Price on Sept. 28, 1944. She survives him of the home.

Satterfield was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Ada.

He formerly served as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent.

He was past-president of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

Satterfield was also a certified instructor of Dale Carnegie courses.

He served on the Board of Directors of Valley View Regional Hospital and was board secretary at the time of the construction of the present hospital building in Ada.

He was a founding member of the Ada Main Street.

Satterfield is also survived by three daughters, Shirley Wood of Roff, Sue Frederick of Seminole, and Carolyn Pasqualino of Poplar Grove, Ill.; two brothers, Wayne Satterfield of Denver, Colo. and Archie Satterfield of Chinon, France; one sister, Marie Riggs of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Honorary bearers were staff members of Valley View Regional Hospital and deacons of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church, 521 S. Broadway, Ada, 74820 or to the Gideon’s, P.O. Box 1821, Ada, 74821.

Ollie Sebastian

Graveside funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Ollie Sebastian, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate the services.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Sebastian died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at the age of 95.

She was born to Martin Luther and Hattie Updegraff Brixey in Hughes County on Sept. 9, 1907.

Sebastian worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1944 till her retirement in 1967.

She was also a member of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers.

Sebastian has been a resident of Wewoka since 1922.

She was preceded in death by two sons and two daughters.

Sebastian is survived by her daughter, Margaret Forrester, Shawnee; two special friends, Estelle Lyon and Rosemary Brady; 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

William ‘Bill’ Selfridge

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, William "Bill" Kenneth Selfridge are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Assembly of God Church at Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Selfridge died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the age of 59 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Seminole to Fred Lemuel Selfridge and Opal Cecilia (Anson) Selfridge.

He was married to Brenda Darlene (Hilton) Selfridge July 25, 1971, in Seminole.

Selfridge attended Seminole High School and served as a Master Sgt. in the US Army.

He served in Germany during the Vietnam War and received the National Defense Service Medal.

Services will be with Military Honors.

He was the owner/operator of Selfridge Painting for over 25 years.

He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

Selfridge was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Selfridge of the home; one son, Mark Selfridge; two brothers, Don Selfirdge of Seminole and Mike Selfridge of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Ella Mae Dobbs and Jeanette Selfridge, both of Salisaw, Tina Shipman and Julia Fellows, both of Shawnee.

Casket bearers will be J.P. "Doc" Duvall, Bill Parsons, Richard Gunter and Lyndell Smith, Dr. Jack Medlock and Guy "Sally" Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers are Dewey Wright, SG "Sug" Everett, Judge George Butner, Rick Butner, Robert Foxx and Dennis Nix.

A memorial fund has been set up at the First United Bank in Seminole.

William ‘Bill’ Selfridge

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, William "Bill" Kenneth Selfridge are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Assembly of God Church at Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Selfridge died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the age of 59 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Seminole to Fred Lemuel Selfridge and Opal Cecilia (Anson) Selfridge.

He was married to Brenda Darlene (Hilton) Selfridge July 25, 1971, in Seminole.

Selfridge attended Seminole High School and served as a Master Sgt. in the US Army.

He served in Germany during the Vietnam War and received the National Defense Service Medal and services will be with Military Honors.

He was the owner/operator of Selfridge Painting for over 25 years.

He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

Selfridge was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Selfridge of the home; one son, Mark Selfridge; two brothers, Don Selfirdge of Seminole and Mike Selfridge of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Ella Mae Dobbs and Jeanette Selfridge, both of Salisaw, Tina Shipman of Shawnee, and Julia Fellows of Shawnee.

Casket bearers will be J.P. "Doc" Duvall, Bill Parsons, Richard Gunter and Lyndell Smith, Dr. Jack Medlock and Guy "Sally" Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers are Dewey Wright, SG "Sug" Everett, Judge George Butner, Rick Butner, Robert Foxx and Dennis Nix.

A memorial fund has been set up at the First United Bank in Seminole.

Henry Shaffer

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Henry Shaffer, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the Bowlegs First Baptist Church with Randy McCown and Glen Pence officiating.

Interment will follow at the Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

He died Sept. 25, 2003, at the age of 97 at his home in Seminole.

He was born Nov. 14, 1905, in Shawnee to James Shaffer and Artelia (Whittington) Shaffer.

He married Ruby Shaffer on Feb. 14, 1930, who preceded him in death in 1974.

He moved to Seminole from Sand Springs 79 years ago.

He later married Estelle Shafer who preceded him in death Dec. 12, 2001.

He worked in the oilfield for Pure Oil Company and was a member of Bowlets First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives, Ruby Shaffer and Estelle (McCown) Shaffer; and one brother, George Shaffer.

He is survived by one stepson, Mike McCown of Tulsa; two step daughters, Glenda Lay of Bowlegs and Barbara Chaffin of Broken Arrow; one brother, Pete Shaffer of Sand Springs; one sister, Dorothy Johnson of McAlester; 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Honorary casket bearers are Bob Davis, Jack Statch, Dean Debter, Slim Crabtree, Leo Stephens, Clint Yancey and Chuck Anderson.

 

Shaffer

Franklin Shaw

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Franklin Lee Shah-Shaw are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Galilee Baptist Temple of Praise and Deliverance.

Revs. Larry T. Crawford and John Berry will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Shaw died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the age of 51 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born July 2, 1952, in Oklahoma City to Seymore Shaw Sr. and Geraldine (Wright).

He was the Administrative Counselor Coordinator for Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

He moved here from Sherman Oaks, Calif in April 2003.

Shaw was a member of the Galilee Baptist Temple of Praise and Deliverance in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine and Seymore Shaw Sr.; grandparents, Ervins and Mattie Salys; and one brother, Earnest Shaw.

He is survived by five brothers, James Nugent Jr. of Dennison, Texas, Micheal Nugent Sr. of Del City, Seymore Shaw Jr. and Frederick Shaw Sr., both of Shawnee, AC Andre L. Shaw of Seminole; seven sisters, Beverly Depp, Jeraldine L Crawford, Mattie Hartfield and Marilyn Mitchell, all of Seminole, Gwendolyn Powell of Shawnee, Shirley Wilson of Midwest City, Mable Davis of Atlanta, Ga.

Casket bearers will be Johnny Dep Jr., Stacy Williams, Seymore Shaw III, Marcus Mitchell, Hiram Mitchell III and Larry Crawford Jr.

Honorary bearers are Cornelius Crawford, James Nugent, Michael Nugent, Andre Shaw, Thomas Hornbeak and Fred Shaw II.

 

 

 

Joe King Shirley

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Joe King Shirley are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

He died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at the age of 87 in the Select Specialty Hospital, Dallas.

He was born Nov. 27, 1915, west of Konawa in Pottawatomie County to Aaron Jackson Shirley and Bernie Forte (McDowell) Shirley.

He was married to Anna Lee Griffis on Aug. 31, 1940 in Shawnee.

He worked for Roy Surber Motor Co. in Konawa for over 15 years in the parts Department.

He also worked for Ada Auto Supply in Ada for several years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II as a petty officer second class.

After high school, he attended Draughon’s Business College.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Shirley of the home; two sons, Joe Shirley of Coppell, Texas and Frank Shirley of Konawa; one daughter, Delane Shirley of White River, Ariz.; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate the services.

Viewing for Shirley began Monday afternoon at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Sonny Shobert

Life flows swiftly by, like a river.

You put your feet in the stream for a while, and the water parts around your ankles.

Some people make waves, some people build islands where they erect monuments to themselves or their achievements.

Some simply wade steadily along, placing one foot in front of the other.

When a man leaves…the river flows onward, and usually there is little or no evidence of his coming or going.

The water washes away everything…but… the footprints left on the hearts of those who loved him.

Sonny was such a man…held dear in the hearts of those who loved him.

E.R. ‘Sonny’ Shobert was born Sept. 12, 1924 to George William Shobert and Virginia Ann Dillard-Shobert in Keota.

He passed from this life on July 12, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center.

He came to the Seminole area 75 years ago and was a graduate of Carr City High School.

He worked for Crystal Waters Company, Meadow Gold Dairy and retired in 1986, from OG&E.

He was an active member of Interfaith Ministries for many years until his health prevented it.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.

Surviving him is his nephew, Ed Herber of Seminole; two great nieces, Tammy Herber-Horton and Kristi Herber-Willoby of Eufaula; three great-great nieces, Kaylyn Horton, Megan Willoby and Morgan Willoby, all of Eufaula.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home.

Casket bearers are Josh Burton, Corey Horton, Leon Hager, Don Willoby, Jerry Bowen and Jimmy Hallum.

Honorary bearers are David Horton, Irv Mullins, Jim Glasco, Steve Bentley, Doc Webber, Matt Webber and Hyatt Cayton.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Interfaith Social Ministries, 813 N. Main, Seminole, 74868 or to the Diabetes Foundation.

Life’s river flows on…with…or without those we love.

 

 

John C.

Shoemaker

Funeral services for former Maud resident, John C. Shoemaker are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Maud Church of Christ under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Shoemaker died April 18, 2003 at the age of 59 at Unity North Medical Center in Shawnee.

He was born December 31, 1943 in Maud to Paul Truman Shoemaker and Vera Dean (Eddy) Shoemaker O’Dell.

He had retired after 29 years of teaching history at Shawnee High School, had obtained his master’s degree and was a member of Northridge Church of Christ.

He was a member of OEA and authored a book, "Fire on the Prairie" and was an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1982 and three aunts.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Vera and Sam O’Dell of Norman; His former wife, Marsha Shoemaker of Tecumseh; his son, John Ryan Shoemaker of Shawnee and a daughter, Mardee Shoemaker of Oklahoma City; brothers, Sam O’Dell of Pampa, Texas and James O’Dell of Norman; sisters, Paula Unruh of Snyder, Texas, and Patricia Ann Taylor and Susan Fae Skaggs both of Norman; and aunts, uncles and a number of nephews and friends.

Service will be officiated by Cliff Craig with interment to follow to Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Florence Shreve

Graveside services for former Maud resident Florence Shreve are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Riverside Cemetery in McLoud.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Shreve died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Lexington at the age of 76.

She was born to Rufus Hicks and Leona (Patton) Hicks on July 25, 1927 in McLoud.

Shreve was a former resident of the Sunset Estates Nursing Center in Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Billy Hicks on Aug. 5, 1998.

Jennifer Shultz

Funeral services for Jennifer Renee Shultz, granddaughter of Wewoka residents Ray and Willene Shultz, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Services will be held at the Prague Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Emmons officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Shultz died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 in Oklahoma City at the age of 20.

She was born to Brad and Tammy (Silas) Shultz on Nov. 9, 1982 in Shawnee.

Shultz had been a resident of the Prague area most of her life.

She attended Prague Schools, and was a 2001 graduate of Prague High School.

While attending school in Prague, she was a member of the Pom Squad, the Prague Band, was voted Band Queen for the 2000-01 school year, and served as a Youth Facilitator.

Shultz was currently attending Seminole State College, and was a member of the SSC cheerleading squad.

She was employed at Loves Country Store, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Prague.

Shultz is survived by her parents, Brad and Tammy Shultz, Prague; one sister, Megan Shultz, Prague; her maternal grandmother, Barbara Barner, Prague; and her paternal grandparents, Ray and Willene Shultz, Wewoka.

 

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Rosie Simmer

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Rosie (Williams) Simmer of Maud are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Williams family cemetery in Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the World of Life Church at the corner of Franklyn and Green in Maud.

Wake services are set for Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Simmer died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the age of 78, at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born March 13, 1926, in Maud to Joney Williams and Ellen (Chupcogee) Williams.

In 1945, in Wewoka she married Joseph Simmer, who preceded her in death in 1977.

Simmer was a homemaker and belonged tot he Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud.

She was preceded in death by her husband; companion of 20 years, Johnson Davis in 2000; Jerry Cline, who was raised as her son, in 1983; six brothers and six sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda and husband Hershel Davis of Maud; Ricky Cline, who was raised as a son, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Charley Williams of Maud; two sisters, Henryetta Dick of Maud and Lela Williams of Shawnee; and two grandchildren.

 

 

Alma Lee

Simmons

Graveside services for Alma Lee (Gan) Simmons of McLoud, mother of Seminole resident, were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Dale Cemetery in Dale under the direction of Smith-Parks Funeral Service in Harrah.

She died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the age of 82 in McLoud.

Simmons was born Dec. 21, 1920, in Bowling Green, Ky. to Thomas and Effie Pearl (Lee) Gan.

She had lived in Illinois and Texas before moving to McLoud to be near her family.

Simmons was a member of Franklin Worship Center in Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman Oral Simmons; two brothers, Bob and Howard Gan; a sister, Martha Paulk; and two grandsons, Kenny Moss and Danny Morgan.

Simmons is survived by three sons, Richard Morgan of Seminole, Lawrence and Ronald Morgan, both of Hearne, Texas; four daughters, Brenda White of Las Vegas, Nev., Madonna Wells and Karen Skaley of McLoud and Charolette Read of Spring, Texas; one brother, Herbie Gan of Hayward, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Cluts and Eunice Ingram, both of Houston, Texas; 24 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

 

 

 

Kathryn Simmons

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident, Kathryn "Tammy" Simmons are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Simmons died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at the age of 91 in the Pioneer Nursing Home of Seminole.

She was born Aug. 19, 1912, in Seminole to A.A. and Minnie Killingsworth, who were early settlers in Seminole.

Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Killingsworth and Rev. and Mrs. John W. West were also early Seminole settlers.

Except for a few years in Texas and Arkansas, she has made her home in Seminole.

She was married to Hugh Simmons on June 20, 1929 in Mountainburg, Ark.

She was a homemaker.

Her parents; her husband; and two grandchildren, Danny Simmons and Tammy Simmons Lee preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three children, Hugh "Sonny" Simmons and his wife, Anna of Seminole, Neta Myrick and husband, Sam of Midwest City, and Coreta Jeffers of Columbus, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

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Lauren R. Simmons

Lauren R. Simmons, age 15, of Apache, died on Friday Aug. 8 in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 27, 1987 to Troy Simmons and Rita Corriveau.

She attended Webster Middle School in Oklahoma City.

She was known by her nick name of "Soakie".

She liked to listen to music and was interested in basketball.

She liked to dance and be with her sisters and friends.

She was a member of the Apache Reformed Church and a member of the Comanche tribe.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Apache Reformed Church in Apache with the Rev. Eugene Mithlo officiating.

She was preceded in death by her great grandfather, Roy Simmons, grandparents, Suzanne L. "Neconie" and Ronald Lucien Corriveau.

She is survived by her father, Troy Simmons of Apache; her mother, Rita Anderson of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Paulette Simmons of Apache, Pauline Simmons of Shawnee and Marisa Simmons of Lawton; grandparents, Margie and Kenneth Simmons of Apache; and great grandmother, Lottie Simmons of Apache.

Interment will follow at the Cache Creek Cemetery.

 

Felicher G. Simpkins

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Felicher G. Simpkins is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Galilee Baptist Church, Seminole.

She died Aug. 18, 2003, at the age of 36 in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born June 29, 1967 to Shirley Simpkins and Earl Carolina.

She went to Seminole Public Schools until high school.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jeremy Jermaine Simpkins; and her grandparents, L.C. Simpkins, Bessie Mae Simpkins and Geneva Carolina.

She is survived by two sons, Terry Simpkins of Kansas City, Mo. and Montelito Simpkins of Seminole; one daughter, Nigeria Simpkins of New York City, N.Y.; one brother, Johnathan Ray Simpkins of Oklahoma City; one sister, Monica Hudson of Kansas City, Mo.; her parents, Shirley Simpkins of Kansas City, Mo. and Earl Carolina of Wewoka; her grandfather, Richard Carolina, Sr, and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles and aunties.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost, Kansas City, Mo.

Interment will follow in Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Cheryl Sisco

Services for Seminole County native Cheryl Dean Sisco (Foster) are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the New Life Church in Wewoka with Revs. Richard Pickup, Tommy Azlin, Frank Moppin and Matt Cobb officiating.

Interment will follow at the Fish family cemetery, six miles south of Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

She went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the age of 55 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born in Wewoka on April 12, 1948, to Charles and Eliza Jesse Foster.

She attended New Model School and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1966.

She lived in Tecumseh and was employed by the Firelake Golf Course.

She is survived by her mother, Eliza Foster of Wewoka; three children, Mike and Darlene Sisco of Tecumseh, Shelle and Dale Stafford and Tori and Scott Aldridge, all of Wewoka; one sister, Lisa and David Cobb of Seminole; one brother, Lynn Foster of Houston, Texas, a niece and nephew, Matt and Lara Cobb of Seminole; and nine grandchildren, Terry and Mercedes Sisco, Colton, Kelsey, Carli and Cole Russell Stafford and Mallorie and Gavin Aldridge.

Her grandchildren were her absolute pride and joy.

Pallbearers will be Chris Chesser, Jeff Keifer, Russell Bemo, Richard Palmer, Cate Jesse and Dale Jesse.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Sisco, David Cobb, Matthew Cobb, Dale Stafford, Colton Stafford, Scott Aldridge and Gavin Aldridge.

 

 

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Hazel Sligar

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Hazel May Sligar are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

She died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the age of 87 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 22, 1916, in Henryetta to Burrel F. Ward and Vesta (Wagner) Ward.

She moved from Shawnee to the Little area in 1945.

She lived in the Little community and Prairie Valley area for 48 years.

She moved to Prague where she lived for 11 years.

At the time of her death, she was a resident of the Parkland Manor Nursing Home in Prague.

She married Lewis Adam Sligar on Aug. 25, 1937, in Stillwater and was married for 59 years when he preceded her in death on Jund 20, 1996.

He was a homemaker, a Rebeka since 1935, and also a past member of the Prarie Valley Homemakers Club for eight years where she had also served as president.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Roy Sligar on Oct. 7, 1998 and Lewis Mack Sligar on Jan. 8, 2003; one daughter, Margaret in 1939; and one brother, Sherman Ward.

She is survived by two sons, John Sligar of Prague and David Sligar of Canon City, Colo.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

David James Smart

Services for former Seminole County resident, David James Smart will be held on Monday, July 28, 2003, at the Church of Christ, in Wewoka.

He died July 22, 2003, at the age of 45 in Florence, Ala.

He was born Sept. 3, 1957, in Wewoka to Emit and Wilma Smart.

He graduated from Butner High School in 1974 and moved to Alabama three years ago.

Smart was self-employed and the proprietor of Smart Quality Rags.

He is survived by his bride-to-be Kim Baker, of the home, his parents Emit and Wilma Smart, Wewoka; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sharon Smart, of Brinkley, Arkansas; his sister and brother-in-law, Rene (Smart) and Ronnie Crawford of Wewoka; his nephew, Rhett Crawford, and many friends and relatives.

Pallbearers will be Randy Chaney, Dale Beaver, David Schwenke, Judge Sawyer, Jesse Sawyer and Larry Sawyer.

Officiating the service will be Revs. David Mabry and Johnny Hinton.

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

 

David James Smart

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, David James Smart, 45, now of Rogersville, Ala. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

He was born September 3, 1957, in Wewoka, and passed away on July 22, 2003, in Florence, Ala.

He graduated from Butner High School in 1975 and moved to Alabama three years ago.

He was self-employed and the proprietor of Smart Quality Rags.

He is survived by his bride-to-be Kim Baker, of the home, his parents Emit and Wilma Smart, Wewoka; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sharon Smart, of Brinkley, Arkansas; his sister and brother-in-law, Renee’ (Smart) and Ronnie Crawford of Wewoka; his nephew, Rhett Crawford, and many friends and relatives.

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

 

 

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David James Smart

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, David James Smart, 45, now of Rogersville, Ala. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

He was born September 3, 1957, in Wewoka, and passed away on July 22, 2003, in Florence, Ala.

He graduated from Butner High School in 1975 and moved to Alabama three years ago.

He was self-employed and the proprietor of Smart Quality Rags.

He is survived by his bride-to-be Kim Baker, of the home, his parents Emit and Wilma Smart, Wewoka; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sharon Smart, of Brinkley, Arkansas; his sister and brother-in-law, Renee’ (Smart) and Ronnie Crawford of Wewoka; his nephew, Rhett Crawford, and many friends and relatives.

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

 

 

Billie B. Smith

Graveside services for brother of a Seminole County resident, Billie B. Smith are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. at the East Lawn Sierra Hills, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, Calif.

He died Sept. 1 2003 in Carmichael, Calif.

He was born July 15, 1923, to Monte and Lenora Smith in Oilton.

He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought at Normandy.

He was in the Battle of the Bulge and received a Silver Star.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Louise Smith in 1989 and by his second wife, Jimmy Lee Smith in Aug., 2003.

He worked for Hughes Tool Company for more than 30 years and was a resident of Carmichael since 1968.

He was a strong willed man with a sense of humor and was an avid sports fan.

He will be missed by all.

He is survived by his sisters Norma Dollar of Seminole, Anne Tate and Monta Cross of Angleton, Texas; his daughters, Carol Smith, Diane Chastain and Melinda Smith, all of Sacramento; his grandchildren, AJ and Aaron Powers; his sons-in-law; Ralph Powers, Mark Chastain and Jaison Ram.

 

Glenn Smith

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Glenn Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 2 at the Church of Christ at Little under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Rusty Dawson will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

He died Aug. 30, 2003, at the age of 82, at his home in Seminole.

He was born April 4, 1921 at Little to Edward P. Smith and Ethel (Jarvis) Smith.

He was married to Dorothy L. (Collins) Smith on April 3, 1948 in Edmond.

He ran a dairy for several years and was also a rancher and farmer.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Little, a delegate for Farmers Union Association. and was former president of the Seminole County Cattle Association.

He was also active in the Strother volunteer fire department and the Seminole County Conservation Services.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Smith of the home; two daughters, Lynda Sims of Seminole and Karen Luce of Flower Mound, Texas; three sons, Glen Wayne Smith of Edmond, Vance E. Schwab of Yukon, and Tony Schwab of The Woodlands, Texas; one brother, Thomas Smith of Stratford; 10 grandchildren, Kristen and husband, Michael Haskins, Scott and wife, Cindy Luce, Jill Smith, Connor Smith, Josh Smith, Brian Luce and four from the Schwab family; and three great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Scott Luce, Brian Luce, Josh Smith, Michael Haskins, Chris Custard and Coy Sims.

Honorary bearers are Milo Foreman, Howard Byerly, Jeff Davis, Dick Harper and Harold Parsons.

 

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Lonnie Smith

Graveside services for Lonnie Neal Smith, brother of David and John Smith of Seminole, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Tecumseh cemetery.

Services are under the directions of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Rev. Mike McCauley will officiate.

Smith died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 at his home near Meeker, at the age of 45.

He was Born on Dec. 27, 1957, in Oklahoma City to Wiley Paul and Letha Lee (Wiggins) Smith.

Smith had been a resident of Meeker for the past four years and had previously lived in Shawnee.

He was a concrete worker and a Baptist.

Smith was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother Letha Smith, Meeker; four brothers, David Smith and John Smith, both of Seminole, Harold Smith, Skiatook, and Steve Smith, Shawnee; five sisters, Ruth Bales, Meeker, Sandra Eddings, Prague, Brenda Scott, Byers, Elaine Bledsoe, Sallisaw, and Regina Sexton, Kingston.

Pat Smith

A celebration of life is scheduled for Wewoka resident, Lovey Patricia "Pat" Smith, at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She died May 31, 2003, at the age of 69, at Integris Baptist Medical Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born in Schoolton on Aug. 8, 1933 to Robert H. "Bob" Jones and Effie A. Hale McCulley.

She grew up in Seminole County and graduated from Old Butner School in 1952.

She married Roy A. Smith on Dec. 24, 1952, in Wewoka, and during her life was employed in the cafeteria for Wewoka Public Schools.

She enjoyed cooking, quilting, sewing and was devoted to her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Gilbert Jones, Bertram McCulley and John Henry McCulley; and one granddaughter, Sabrina Dean Mathews.

She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Roy Smith of the home; her daughter, Rosanne L. Mathews and her husband Tom of Wewoka; her sons, Randy A. Smith and wife Deanna of El Reno and Bryan Smith and wife Debbie of Wewoka; two sisters, Wanda Jones Millsap of Wewoka and Lovey Jones; one brother, Carl Jones of Elisonre, Calif.; eight granddaughters, Misty and Alvie Watters, Stephannie and Kelly Stafford, Stacy and Jeremiah Johnson, Tony Mathews. Cindy and Hiram Mitchell, Kim Smith, Allison Jones and Jessica Crain; ten great grandchildren, Ashley, Brittany, Annah, Elijah, Seth, Canyon, Micah, Cierra, Issiah, and Trinity; and a numerous number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Clay Millsap, Terry Davis, Ricky Davis, Lester Williams, Carzell Brown, Grant Smith and Johnny Gloston.

Honorary Pallbearers are Misty Watters, Stephanie Stafford, Stacy Johnson, Tonya Mathews, Cindy Mitchell and Kim Smith.

Rev. Russell Ryker will be officiating.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

 

 

F.E. ‘Red’ Southard

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident F.E. "Red" Southard are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Rev. Paul Heard will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Prague Cemetery, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Southard died Wednesday, April 16, 2003 in Seminole at the age of 88.

He was born to Joseph Emanuel and Alice (Orr) Southard on March 15, 1915 in Omaha, Ark.

Southard married Alma Kubicek on Sept. 5, 1940 in Okemah.

He worked in the oil industry as a driller for many years, and was a former mayor of Paden.

During his time as mayor of Paden, Southard worked closely with the Oklahoma Highway Commission to reconstruct Highway 62.

In 1972, he and Alma moved to Seminole where he began his own business, "Red’s Quality Used Cars."

Known for his honesty, integrity, and knowledge of automobiles, he was very successful in this new endeavor.

Country and Western music was one of Red’s greatest passions and his favorite musician was Bob Wills.

As a young man, Southard attended many Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys’ dances across the state.

Later in life, he attended many local dances.

Southard was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, on April 21, 1988; his parents; one brother; and three sisters.

He is survived by one son, Tom Southard, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Elaine Young, Sudbury, Mass.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services Held for Accident Victim

Funeral services for Howard Lee Southerland, father-in-law of Seminole City Manager Steve Saxon were held Wednesday morning at the Downtown Pentecostal Church in Shawnee.

Southerland died Friday, March 14, 2003 at the age of 61, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Ada.

His wife, Patsy Southerland was also injured in the accident, and was listed in serious condition at OU Medical Center this morning.

Mr. Southerland’s services were officiated by Rev. Ron Baldridge.

Burial followed in Dale Cemetery, under the direction of Walker Funeral Home Service.

He was born to Lena Lee Pyle Southerland and Ora Southerland on April 23, 1941 in Summer, Mo.

His family moved to Oklahoma in 1943.

Southerland graduated from Meeker High School in 1959, and lived in Dale until 1966, when he moved to Tecumseh.

On June 30, 1962, Southerland married Patsy "Pat" Ann (Troutman) Southerland.

Southerland was retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ronald Gene Southerland; and one brother, George Southerland.

Southerland is survived by his wife, Pat Southerland, of the home; two daughters, LeeAnn Washburn, Harrah, and Lisa Dawn Saxon, Seminole; three sisters, Rosemary Dugan, Prague, Evelyn Chinnery, Independence, Mo., and Lois Jean Earlywine, Smithville, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

Ruth Southern

Graveside services for lifelong Maud resident Ruth Southern are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

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

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate.

Southern died Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at the Colonial Estates Nursing Home in Shawnee at the age of 85.

She was born to Everett Drumright and Maude E. (Roadlander) Drumright on July 7, 1917.

Southern married Willis Virgil "Bronk" Southern Sr., on July 3, 1936 in Oklahoma City.

She was a homemaker, and was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

Southern was very active with the Maud Senior Citizens until her health began to fail.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willis, on April 8, 1998; two sons, Bobby Gene Southern on March 8, 1940, and Virgil "Jay" Southern, Jr., on Aug. 29, 1990; two brothers; and one sister.

Southern is survived by one brother, Bernard Drumright, Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Seth Southern, St. Louis, Cindy Southern Bell, Maud, and Maurene Lytle, Oklahoma City; and eight great-grandchildren.

Aurelia A. Spann

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Aurelia A. Spann were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Purcell.

She died July 18, 2003, at the age of 95 in Norman Regional Hospital, Norman.

She was born March 19, 1908 in Magazine, Ark. to William Thomas and Ella V. Williams Biggs.

She lived in this area for 65 years, coming here from Oklahoma City.

She married Julius M. Spann on Sept. 1, 1938, near Staley.

They lived in Maysville until 1988, when they moved to Lindsay.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Her favorite hobby was crocheting, making an afghan for each of her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church at Purcell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius; one sister, Vera Biggs; four brothers, Eldon, Eldridge, Elgin and Hubert Biggs.

She is survived by one son, Raymond E. Biggs and Nancy of Abilene, Texas; three daughters, Margaret Cacy and Vic of Lindsay, Julia Henson and Johnny of Seminole , Sue Clark and Ray of Comanche; one brother, Ted Biggs and Georgia of Tulsa; one sister, Evelyn Mullins and Bill of Midwest City; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Spann of Oklahoma City and Ilene Spann of Calif.; one brother-in-law, Byron Spann and Kathryn of Noble; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Elder Mike Hughes will be officiating the service.

Interment will follow in the Maysville Cemetery under the direction of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville.

 

 

Irene Spencer

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Irene Jones Spencer are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church with Revs. Mike Harjo and Ted Underwood officiating.

A Wake is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Spencer died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the age of 83 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born in Seminole on Jan. 1, 1920, to Sam Jones Sr. and Lilly (Alexander) Jones.

She married Silas Spencer Sr. who preceded her in death on March 6, 1982.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Spencer was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Leslie and Rex Spencer; one daughter, Nellie Spencer; one brother, Sam Jones; and one grandson, Shane Spencer.

She is survived by four sons, Silas Spencer Jr. of Tulsa, Bill Spencer of Kelleyville, Edward Spencer and Bobby Jack Spencer, both of Seminole; one daughter, Ina Spencer of Seminole; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Maurice Spencer, Timothy Cloud, Eric Spencer, Yoney Spencer, Shawn Wilde and Paige White.

Honorary Bearers will be J.C. Simpson, Willie Frank Haney and Ronald Scott.

 

John W. Sprowl

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, John W. Sprowl are scheduled for 10:30 Monday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

He died Aug 1, 2003, at the age of 82 at his home in Newalla.

He was born on April 30, 1921, in Well Tannery, Pa. to Earnest and Ada Burden Sprowl.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He served in England for three years and flew a B-25 medium bomber from 1943-1945.

He loved the lake and deer hunting.

He was employed at the Tinker AFB, then went to the FAA where he retired.

He was married to Melba Norman Sprowl for 21 ½ years and lead a happy life.

He is survived by his wife, Melba of the home; his children, Leann and Tammy; stepchildren, Norma and Debbie; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; one sister, Anna Mae and two brothers, Dale and Don.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Wesley Martin.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Glenn Smith

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Glenn Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 2 at the Church of Christ at Little under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Rusty Dawson will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

He died Aug. 30, 2003, at the age of 82, at his home in Seminole.

He was born April 4, 1921 at Little to Edward P. Smith and Ethel (Jarvis) Smith.

He was married to Dorothy L. (Collins) Smith on April 3, 1948 in Edmond.

He ran a dairy for several years and was also a rancher and farmer.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Little, a delegate for Farmers Union Association. and was former president of the Seminole County Cattle Association.

He was also active in the Strother volunteer fire department and the Seminole County Conservation Services.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Smith of the home; two daughters, Lynda Sims of Seminole and Karen Luce of Flower Mound, Texas; three sons, Glen Wayne Smith of Edmond, Vance E. Schwab of Yukon, and Tony Schwab of The Woodlands, Texas; one brother, Thomas Smith of Stratford; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Scott Luce, Brian Luce, Josh Smith, Michael Haskins, Chris Custard and Coy Sims.

Honorary bearers are Milo Foreman, Howard Byerly, Jeff Davis, Dick Harper and Harold Parsons.

 

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David Stafford

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, David Ray Stafford of Bowlegs are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at the age of 54 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Stafford was born Nov. 26, 1948, in Seminole to Bryant Stafford and Nellie Mae (Thatcher) Stafford.

He was a fiber optic utility line-drilling tech for D&H Drilling.

Stafford was a graduate of Bowlegs High School and attended the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl Stafford.

He is survived by two sons, David Stafford and Adam Stafford, both of Wewoka; one daughter, Melissa Stafford of Norman; three brothers, Don Stafford of Tulsa, Clifford Stafford of Bowlegs and Jerry Stafford of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Shirley Stafford and Vicki Presley, both of Bowlegs; and two grandchildren.

Close friends and nephews will be casket bearers.

 

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John Stanfill

Funeral services for Seminole resident John Stanfill are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Chris Stinnett is set to officiate.

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

Stanfill died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at his home at the age of 77.

He was born May 16, 1925 in Romley, Mo. to William Henry and Frances (McCormick) Stanfill.

He married Eunice Marie (Wiley) on May 25, 1946 in New Madrid, Mo.

Stanfill was a cross country truck driver before retiring in 1989.

He was a corporal in the United States Army and was a member of the V.F.W.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vernon Stanfill.

Stanfill is survived by his wife of the home; five sons, John W. Stanfill Jr. of Idaho, James E. Stanfill of Shawnee, David W. Stanfill of Seminole, and Roger A. Stanfill and Randall Stanfill, both of Rogers, Ark.; five daughters, Joyce Benn, Georgina Marshall, Kathleen Shaw, and Pamela Stanfill, all of Seminole, and Ramona Stanfill of Washington; one brother, Tommy Stanfill of Empire, Calif.; one sister, Bess Anderson of Iowa; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Shane Stanfill, Daniel Stanfill, Chris Bryant, Jeremiah Stanfill, Craig Nunnelley, and Joe Don Stanfill.

Honorary bearers are Jeff Bryant, Dax Benn, Kylar Benn, Jared Marshall, and Jack Stanfill.

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John Stanfill

Funeral services for Seminole resident John Stanfill are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Chris Stinnett is set to officiate.

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

Stanfill died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at his home at the age of 77.

He was born May 16, 1925 in Romley, Mo. to William Henry and Frances (McCormick) Stanfill.

He married Eunice Marie (Wiley) on May 25, 1946 in New Madrid, Mo.

Stanfill was a cross country truck driver before retiring in 1989.

He was a corporal in the United States Army and was a member of the V.F.W.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vernon Stanfill.

Stanfill is survived by his wife of the home; five sons, John W. Stanfill Jr. of Idaho, James E. Stanfill of Shawnee, David W. Stanfill of Seminole, and Roger A. Stanfill and Randall Stanfill, both of Rogers, Ark.; five daughters, Joyce Benn, Georgina Marshall, Kathleen Shaw, and Pamela Stanfill, all of Seminole, and Ramona Stanfill of Washington; one brother, Tommy Stanfill of Empire, Calif.; one sister, Bess Anderson of Iowa; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Shane Stanfill, Daniel Stanfill, Chris Bryant, Jeremiah Stanfill, Craig Nunnelley, and Joe Don Stanfill.

Honorary bearers are Jeff Bryant, Dax Benn, Kylar Benn, Jared Marshall, and Jack Stanfill.

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Kenny Stapp

Funeral services for Seminole resident Kenny Joe (K.J.) Stapp, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Tecumseh.

Rev. Ron Sheppard will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Prairie View Cemetery in Macomb, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Stapp died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 in Seminole at the age of 51.

He was born to K.W. and Bobbie Jo (Roselius) Stapp on April 18, 1951 in Shawnee.

Stapp was reared west of Tecumseh and lived in Tecumseh most of his life, and attended Tecumseh Schools.

He had resided in Seminole for two years.

Stapp was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam.

In 1992, he married Vickie Verre Bryan in Van Buren, Ark.

Stapp was a cement finisher, working in the construction field.

He also worked in gas plant production.

Stapp was a member of the Grandparents PTA of Lawton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Stapp is survived by his wife, Vickie, of the home; one son, Shane Babb, Lawton; one sister, Judy Monroe, Tecumseh; and one granddaughter.

 

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Carl Blain Stark

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Carl Blain Stark are scheduled for a later date at Fresno Memorial Gardens in Fresno, Calif. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Stark died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the age of 82 at Colonial Estates Nursing Home in Shawnee.

He was born May 10, 1921 in Howe to John L. Stark and Frances (Young) Stark.

He was married to Caroline Stark, who preceded him in death.

Stark was in the landscaping business and served in World War II in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline in 1985; his parents; one brother, Porter Stark; and one son, Carl Edward Stark.

He is survived by his grandchildren, Kevin Stark of Farmington, Ark. and April Phillips of Prairie Grove, Ark; two great grandchildren, Devon and Blaine Phillips of Prairie Grove, Ark. and his companion of the home, Ruth Driskill of Shawnee.

 

Shelvy Stephens

Word was received of the death of Wewoka native Shelvy N. Stephens.

Stephens died on Feb. 17, 2003 in Portland, Ore. at the age of 67.

Stephens was cremated and no services were held.

He was born on April 2, 1935 in Wewoka, and was a 1953 graduate of Wewoka High School, and was a welder by trade.

Stephens married Kathleen Bosh in 1965, and she preceded him in death in 1991.

He is survived by three daughters, Kimberly, Sharon, and Shelly; two brothers, Curtis and H.B. Jr.; and three sisters, Norma, Letha, and Wilma.

Peggy Stewart

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Peggy June Stewart are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Dennis Yeubanks will officiate.

She died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at the age of 68 at Perry Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 3, 1935, in Seminole to Porter Parsons and Tressie (Starcher) Nix.

She married Marvin M. Stewart on Jan. 5, 1960 in Ada.

Stewart was a longtime resident of Seminole but moved to Perry in January 2003.

She owned the Village Inn Restaurant in Seminole County.

She was a member of the 32nd Degree Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marvin Maurice Stewart on Jund 23, 1997.

She is survived by two sons, Dewayne Stewart of Perry and Bill L. Johnson of Oklahoma City; and five grandchildren.

 

 

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Hattie Bell Stout

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Hattie Bell Stout, 92, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funer Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

Stout died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at her home southwest of Seminole.

She was born January 9, 1911 in Atkins, Ark. to Daniel and Lillie F. (Sides) Barefield.

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

She married Albert B. Stout, former owner of Stout’s Hardward, on May 4, 1929 in Vian. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1984.

Stout is survived by three daughters and sons-in-laws, June and Bill Ely and Juanita and Lewis Smith of Oklahoma City; and Evelyn and Lloyd Bolding of Kilgore, Texas; four grandchildren, Cynthia Ely Wilson and husband, Jay of Albuquerque, N.M.; Roger Ely of Oklahoma City; Bo Bolding and wife, Beth of Longview, Texas and Jeff bolding and wife, Tami of Kilgore, Texas; nine great grandchildren, Emily and Elizabeth Wilson of Albuquerque, N.M., Blaine, Brandon, Brooke and Brady Bolding of Longview, Texas and Josh, Jake and Jack Bolding of Kilgore, Texas.

Other survivors include two sisters, Mac Brisco and Jeanne Weston of Atoka, and several nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers are Roger Ely, Bo Bolding, Jeff Bolding, Bill Reynolds, Curt Gwaltney and Vernon James.

In lei of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimers Foundation at one North Hudson Street, Suite 550, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73102

Dean ‘Smoky’

Stover

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Dean L.
Smoky" Stover are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Karges.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Stover died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the age of 76 at his home in Seminole, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Oilton to Leroy L. Stover and J. Opal Wilkie.

He married Lillie F. (Harrison) on May 12, 1979, in Wagoner.

He worked for AMOCO research center for 34 years retiring in June, 1986.

Stover moved to Seminole 21 years ago from Tulsa.

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

He was a member of the First United Church, the Elks Lodge in Tulsa and was a big supporter of Seminole State College.

During a basketball game at SSC in October 2003, they had "Smoky Stover Night" to honor his dedication to Seminole State Athletic Programs.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie F. Stover of the home; one son, Jon W. Holden of Seminole; one daughter, Sondra Pierce of Tulsa; one brother, Stewart L. Stover of Lafayette, La.; two nephews, Stewart Lynn Stover III and Brad Stover; two nieces, Stacy Boudreaux and Dr. Shree’ Stover; grandchildren, James Pace, Melissa Holden and Jonah Brown and great grandchildren, Sean Lewis and Patrick Pace.

Casket bearers are Neil Craig, Jim Utterback, Mark Dicus, Tim Poplin, David Horton and Larry Smith.

Donations may be made to Seminole State College Athletic Booster Club.

 

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Bud Streater

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident, Edd "Bud" Streater were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Midway Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev.’s Kellos Walker, Phillip Mullens and Bart Effinger will officiate.

Interment followed to Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Streater died at Wewoka Nursing Center on April 6, 2003 at the age of 83, following a brief illness.

He was born on August 3, 1919 in Wewoka to George K. Streater and Lula Mae (Nelms) Streater who precede him in death.

He was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

He married Loneta Roberta (Northcott) Streater in December, 1941.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years, Loneta Roberta and six sisters; Ollie Browning, Fleece Carpenter, Stella Baxter, Lillie Streater, Willie F. Houser, and Edith Hawk; and one brother, Hayes Streater.

He is survived by one daughter, Bobbie Slater of the home, one son, Ben Streater and wife Beverly of Wewoka; one sister, Gladys "Tookie" Moss of Enid; three grandsons, Darin Slater, Eddie Streater and Terry Streater; two great-grandsons, Greg Streater and Eric Streater; three great-great grand children, Trinity, Cameron and Taylor; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Pallbearers will be L.D. Tribble, Bennie Wilkerson, Howard Tyler, Dewey Muirhead, Warren Jones, John Harlan, Raymond Cain, Lloyd Bise, Walter Ball, Carl Barnes, Roy Kibby, and Kim Summerfield.

Honorary bearers are Butch McCracken, Fred Lacaquement, Durwood Tucker, Revel Johnson, and Vic Watts.

 

Jack Alton

Streetman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Jack Alton Streetman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Konawa Performing Arts Center at the Konawa Public School.

He died June 25, 2003, at the age of 82 at Ballard Nursing Home, Ada.

He was born April 24, 1921 in Okemah to Francis Marion Streetman and Effie (Bass) Streetman.

He was married to Wilda Walker on Nov. 9, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

He has been a resident of Konawa since 1930.

He was the owner of Streetman’s Grocery in Konawa.

He graduated from OSU, which was Oklahoma A & M, in 1942.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a first lieutenant, serving during World War II.

He was a member of the Konawa First Baptist Church, Konawa Lion’s Club and served as zone chairman and governor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frank Streetman and Morris Streetman.

He is survived by his wife, Wilda Streetman of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Kim Streetman of Konawa; one daughter and son-in-law; Shelley and Fred Sawatzky of Stillwater; two grandchildren, Zachary Heister and Brett Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Rev. Charley Henthorn will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Tommye Stringer

Graveside funeral services for former Wewoka resident Tommye Hayes Redding Stringer are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Stringer died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 while a resident of Strake House in Conroe, Texas. She was 97.

She was born May 13, 1905 in Boaz, Ala. to Thomas and Connie Oddell Hayes.

She was active in the First Baptist Church where she offered her musical talents.

Stringer is survived by two daughters, Marcine Remeer of Bryan, Texas and Tommye Hayden of Conroe, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Herman L. Redding in 1944; her second husband, Col. Ralph E. Stringer in 1987; and two grandchildren.

 

Francetta Warrior Stubblefield

Funeral services for Francetta Warrior Stubblefield are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday at Thomas Town Baptist Church in Sasawka.

Rev. Famous Cochran is set to officiate.

Internment will follow at Thomas Town Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Stubblefield died Wednesday, Feb. 5 at her home in Sasakwa following a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 27, 1953 in Seminole to Herman Warrior and Bertha Thurman Warrior.

She was reared in Seminole County and received her education at New Model Elementary and graduated from Sasakawa High School. Following graduation, she attended Oklahoma State Tech and graduated in 1975.

She married Melvin Stubblefield Sr. in Omaha, Neb. and he preceded her in death Aug. 20, 2002.

Stubblefield worked for AT&T and later as a teacher’s aide in Nebraska until her illness. She then returned to Oklahoma with her family. She was a lifelong member of Thomas Town Baptist Church where she was baptized at an early age.

She is survived by son, Kaylum Stubblefield of the home; stepson, Melvin Stubblefield, Jr., Omaha, Neb.; two grandchildren; sister, Jan Warrior of Sasakawa; brothers Kenneth Warrior, Russell Warrior and Kerry Warrior.

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

Pallbearers will be L.B. Garfield, Johnny Glasm, Wellington Dindy Jr., Rudolph Garfield, Tommy Olden, and Mainard Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Wallace Thurman, J.B. Thurman, James Thurman, and Calvin Harjo.

Flower girls will be Linda James, Dezeree Bradshaw, Lula Samilton, Jerena Guess, Marilyn Gueint. Honorary flower girls will be Francis Woodfork, Mary Lee Taylor and Maxcine Thurman.

Jose Sublett

Funeral services for former Seminole County native, Jose "Loretta" (Barnhart) Sublett of Holdenville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 3 in the Stout-Phillips Chapel, Rev. James Hopkins, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Sublett died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the age of 82 in the OU Medical Center.

She was born on September 10, 1921, in Sasakwa to Mark and Birdie (Wynn) Barnhart and graduated from Sasakwa schools.

She married Jack Sublett on Nov. 4, 1940, on Rock Cliff, near Sasakwa.

She was a member of the Sasakwa Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Sublett, of the home; one daughter, Sandie Blann of Holdenville; two granddaughters, Mona Hickerson of Holdenville, and Rene Stewart of Denver, Colo.; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin Barnhart of Cushing and Byrul Barnhart of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Joe Blann, Bill Sublett, Leroy Phillips, Billy Jack Norman, Mark Barnhart, and David Barnhart.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society Cancer Research, 8400 Silver Crossing, Suite H, Oklahoma City, 73132.

 

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Bill Sutton

Funeral services were held for former Seminole County resident, Bill Sutton on Dec. 10 in Edmond at the Baggerly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wally Weavor, pstor of the Henderson Hills Baptist Church officiating.

Interment was at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.

Sutton died Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 74 at Edmond Memorial Hospital in Edmond.

He was born June 1, 1929, in Morris, the youngest of ten children born to Jesse and Alma Sutton.

He moved to the Konawa area with his family in 1938. He attended school at Vamoosa and graduated with the class of 1947.

Sutton married Lillie Norman on Sept. 7, 1948 and to this union was born two sons and one daughter.

On Sept 29, 1962, he married Leta Birdwell.

He worked in the Seminole oil fields and later spent many years as a long haul trucker.

Sutton was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Earnest, Arnon and Clyde Sutton; two sisters, Clarice Rigdon and Mamie Sutton; and his first wife, Lillie Norman Sutton.

He is survived by his wife, Leta of the home in Edmond, one daughter, Jeanie Lutton of Tulsa; two sons, Tony and Raymond Sutton of Bartlesville; two step-sons, Leo and Thomas of Edmond; two brothers, Carl Sutton of Konawa and Walter Sutton of Seminole and two sisters, Lorena Carter of Konawa and Leola Scott of Tucson, Ariz.

 

Phena Jo Wise Talamasey

Funeral services for Seminole resident Phena Jo Wise Talamasey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Houston Tiger is set to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Narcomey family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The body will be taken to Sand Creek Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday where it will lie in state until Monday.

A wake service is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Talamasey died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 following an auto accident south of Bowlegs. She was 36.

She was born July 23, 1966 in Shawnee to Andrew and Carolyn (Tanyan) Talamasey.

She was a homemaker.

Talamasey was preceded in death by one son, Jackie Gorsuch Jr.; one daughter, Jessie Golden; and one brother, Jessie Wise Talamasey.

She is survived by her parents; one son, Andrew Talamasey of Shawnee; two daughters, Tjuana Grace Talamasey of Seminole and Louanna Fields of Shawnee; and two sisters, Madelyn Febworth of Seminole and Andi Duan Wise Talamasey of Oklahoma City.

Alma L. Taylor

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Alma L. Taylor are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Shawnee.

She died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the age of 93.

She was born Nov. 7, 1909, in Prague to William A. Adams and Grace Sanders Adams.

She married Major. L. Taylor Feb 26, 1927, in Shawnee.

She worked for 36 years as a sales clerk at Blaine’s in Shawnee.

She was a member of South Rock Creek Baptist Church in Shawnee and enjoyed sewing and music.

She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Taylor of Seminole, Don Taylor of Kingston, Theron Taylor of Oceola and Harold Taylor of Wyoucca Valley, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; and one sister Gene Adams of Midwest City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; two children, W.A. Taylor and Beatrice Harris; and two sisters, Juanita Cash and Geniva Martin.

Terry Wayne

‘Butch’ Taylor

Funeral services for native Seminole County resident, Terry Wayne "Butch" Taylor will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the Hudson Phillips Chapel, Holdenville.

Chaplain Bud Roff will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

He died Aug. 22, 2003, at the age of 53 in his home.

He was born June 11, 1950, in Wewoka to Albert Morris and Frankie Louise (Howell) Taylor.

He attended school at Union High School in Broken Arrow, where he graduated.

He married Vickie Neill on March 16, 1973 in Sherman Texas.

He had worked for Tyson Pork Group as a truck driver for more than seven years.

He was a member of the Wewoka Light Horseman Roundup Club and was the past president for many years.

He was also a member of the Wewoka Country Club Golf Association.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Frankie Louise Taylor; two sisters, Penny Jean Barry and Mary Kathryn Anglin; and one brother, Rodney Morris Taylor.

He is survived by Vickie Taylor of the home, one son, Shane Taylor aof Calvin; one daughter, Jenetta Taylor of Wewoka; his father, Albert Morris Taylor of Coweta; two sisters, Linda Mead of Smithland, Ia. and Judy Goodnight of Coweta; one brother, David Taylor of Wewoka; many nieces, nephews and a special friend, Jana; and other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

Joe Thomas

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Joe Thomas are scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born April 9, 1932 to Lester Lee Thomas and Dora Hall (Carver) Thomas in Durant.

He died at the age of 70, on April 1, 2003, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Norman.

He was married to Linda O’Bryant on October 30, 1972 in Oklahoma City.

He worked for Southwestern Bell until his retirement as construction supervisor.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt. during the Korean conflict.

He was a member of Twin Oak Baptist Church.

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

He is survived by one son, Danny Thomas of Bonham, Texas; and four daughters and sons in law, Ann Wright of Katy Texas, Rose Stamile of Inola, Kim and Joe Brauning and Audra and Curtis Young, all of Seminole; nine grandchildren including Mindy and Shelby Brauning of Seminole and Autumn and Dathan Thomas of Seminole; one brother, Newman Thomas of Durant and one sister, Mildred Holt of Esparto, Calif.

Officiating will be Revs. Don Smith and Eddie Russell.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Charles Pechacek, Jeff Davis, Everett McGuire, Tommy Rammage, John Lovelady and Dale Story.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Twin Oak Baptist Church at Rt. 3, Box 77A in Seminole, Okla. 74868

 

 

 

Funeral Services for Konawa resident Kimberly Ann (Duncan) Thomas were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Glenn C. Peck conducted the services. Burial was in Vamoosa Cemetery.

Thomas died Friday, Feb. 21, at Valley View Hospital in Ada. She was 37 years old.

She was born on October 10, 1965 in Ada. In 1982 she married Tim Thomas.

She lived in the Konawa area all her life, attending Konawa and Vamoosa schools. She was a beautician.

She was a member of the St. Louis Baptist Church.

Thomas was preceded in death by her grandfather, Vitchel Hailey, Konawa, and a two grandmothers, Violet Hailey, Konawa, and Julia Mae Duncan, Shawnee. and her friend, Ruth Sharver, Konawa.

She is survived by her mother Mary Miller, Konawa; stepfather, Donnie Branscum, Ada; two sisters, Keri York, Konawa, and Christina Fleming, Shawnee and her grandfather Roy G. Duncan, Shawnee.

 

Kimberly Thomas

Funeral services for Konawa resident Kimerly Ann (Duncan) Thomas are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in St. Louis, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Glenn C. Peck is set to officiate.

Interment is to follow, at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Thomas died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Valley View Hospital in Ada. She was 37 years old.

Thomas was born on Oct. 10, 1965, in Ada.

She lived in the Konawa area all her life, attending Konawa and Vamoosa schools.

Thomas was a hair stylist before becoming ill.

She was a member of the St. Louis Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by friend Ruth Sharver on Nov. 30, 2000.

Thomas is survived by lifelong friends Melody Sharver of the home, Quennion Sharver, David and Virginia Sharver, Jamie and Aaliyah Sharver, Leallen Sharver, and W.C. Sharver.

Marjorie Thomas

Funeral services for Seminole resident Marjorie (Lee) Thomas were set for May 27 at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Henryetta.

Thomas died at Seminole Medical Center on May 24, 2003 at the age of 93.

She was born May 12, 1910 at Holdenville to Joe and Leona Lee and attended school at Hanna.

She married Cecil Thomas on October 6, 1928 and they lived near Dustin for several years before buying a farm near Henryetta in 1943.

A few years after their marriage, Cecil began preaching.

In 1950, they went into fulltime ministry, moving to Bowlegs where they pastored the Assembly of God Church for 17 years.

They then moved to Barnsdall where they pastored the Assembly of God Church two years prior to retirement.

They moved back to Henryetta in 1978 and her husband passed away in 1985.

They were married 56 ½ years.

Her husband, her parents, four brothers, Cana Lee, Pike Lee, Mark Lee, Herbert Lee; and three sisters, Hazel Lee, Elsie Lee Thomas and Mildred Lee Barker preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters; Gene Thomas and wife, Mary, of Ponca City, Noma Mansell and husband, Sam, of Seminole, Mildred Melton and husband, Eugene, of Wichita, Kan., and Bill Thomas and wife, Linda, of Kennard, Texas; nine grandchildren, Sharon Thomas Hunt, Robert Thomas, Mark Mansell, Scott Mansell, Steve Melton, Doug Melton, Ann Melton Caley, Tammy Thomas Salles and Jeff Thomas; 19 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Rev. Roy H. Robertson of Bowlegs will officiate the services, assisted by Rev. Ken Hunt of Springfield, Mo.

Interment will be at Westlawn Cemetery at Henryetta under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home of Henryetta.

A memorial has been established for the Missions Department of the Assemblies of God.

Donations may be made through the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 58, Bowlegs, 74830.

Orville Thomas

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Orville B. "OB" Thomas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Steve Cline will officiate.

Flag ceremonies will be performed by VFW Post 1311, of Wewoka.

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

Thomas died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at his home at the age of 77.

He was born to Elbert Marion Thomas and Lennie Orine (Jackson) Thomas on Feb. 1, 1926 in Treece, Kan.

Thomas was reared in Seminole County and graduated from Wewoka High School.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Thomas was in the Medical Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, and upon reenlistment, he served in Korea attached to the Motor Pool.

While in the service, he married Wanda King on Nov. 5, 1951, and then finished his tour in Korea.

Thomas then was stationed at Ft. Sill and then reassigned to the 42nd Engineer Corps at Ft. Richardson Army Base in Anchorage, Alaska.

He was discharged in 1953 and remained in Alaska until 1964, when the couple returned to Oklahoma.

During civilian life, Thomas worked for Brown and Root Construction Company as a certified welder, and at the Atomic Energy Commission.

He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, and he raised, trained, and raced quarter horses.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wanda King Thomas, of the home; his children, Orville B. Thomas, Jr., Houston, Texas, Darrel Wayne Thomas, Mose’s Lake, Wash., and Donald Lee Thomas and Lisa Thomas Cotterman, both of Wewoka; one brother, Bill B. Galyon, Hugo; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Don Wade, George Watts, Roy Thomas, Logan Thomas, Russell Cotterman, and Dale Lemons.

Taj Adam

Thomas

Funeral services for Taj Adam Thomas are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Building located at the Harrah-Newalla Road and Highway 9.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Building, with the viewing beginning on Friday morning.

He died Aug. 5, 2003, at the age of 24 in Shawnee.

He was born Jan. 3, 1978 in Norman to Robert Lee Thomas and Teresa Ann (Williams) Thomas.

He attended school in Shawnee and received his GED.

He was reared in Little Axe and Shawnee. He was a carpenter in home remodeling.

He was also a member of the Pawnee, Absentee Shawnee and Creek Tribes.

He attended the New Life Church of Jesus Christ.

He enjoyed playing pool, lifting weights, skateboarding and riding bikes with his younger brothers.

He was also a poet and enjoyed reading and music.

He was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Eunice Longman Williams; grandfathers, Robert L. Thomas, Sr. and Arthur Williams; uncle, Barry Williams and one brother, Derrick ‘Beau’ Deer.

He is survived by his parents, Bobby Thomas of Pawnee and Annie Thomas of Shawnee; three brothers, Miles and Joel Thomas of the home and B.T. Thomas of Shawnee; grandparents, Patricia Williams of Shawnee and Estelle and Thomas Stevens of McLoud; and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Betty Young.

Internment will follow at Williams Family Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

 

George

Thompson

Funeral services for long-time Seminole resident George C. Thompson, are scheduled for 11 a.m. on April 23, 2003 at the Swearing Funeral Chapel.

Thompson died April 20, 2003 at the age of 70 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born on June 28, 1932 in Seminole to George Thompson, Sr. and Adele Moore Thompson.

He was a bus driver for Seminole Public Schools from 1961-1970, served with the Seminole Police Department from 1961-1963 and was a truck driver for Cannon Express.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Private First Class, serving from 1951-1954 and received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars.

He also received the UN Service Medal and a Meritorious Unit Commendation.

He was a member of the Gleaners Holiness Church in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George, Sr. and Adele Thompson.

Casket bearers will be Floyd Quinality, Lloyd Cross, Clayton Whitlock, Steve Chesser and Cecil Hood.

He was survived by a host of friends.

 

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Earl J. Thornton

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Earl J. Thornton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Interment is set to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, also in Oklahoma City.

Thornton died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003 at the age of 95.

He was born in Elkhart, Texas, to Walter and Eugene Thornton.

Thornton was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, and worked for Southwest Tile and Marble for many years.

He moved to the Seminole area four years ago, and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Seminole.

Thornton was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys; one sister; two brothers; and one grandson.

He is survived by one son, James E. Thornton; two daughters, Betty J. Kerlin, Seminole, and Darlene Lusk; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and his companion Glenda Brown.

 

Cledith Thrift

Funeral services for Cledith Mae (Lindsey) Thrift, 71 years, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 3 at Little Quasarty Baptist Church, Cromwell.

Revs. Fred Lindsey and Eddie Lindsay will officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church Cemetery, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wake services will be held Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. at the church.

Thrift died at Deaconess Hospital, on Saturday, Nov. 29.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1932, in Wewoka to Eddie and Lucinda Lindsay.

She married Ivan Thrift on July 21, 1976, in DeKalb County, Georgia.

She worked as an Independent Business Operator until her retirement in 1999.

Thrift was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Pauline Deere, and one brother, Thomas Lindsey.

She is survived by her three children, Eddie LaGrone, Muskogee, Phyllis Shewmaker, Oklahoma City, Debbie Taber, Oklahoma City, and ten grandchildren. Also, her brothers and sisters, Fred Lindsey, Eddie Lindsey, Oklahoma City, Andrew Lindsey, Oklahoma City, Minnie Poole, Wetumka, Hattie Mae Harjo, Wewoka, Josephine Camp, Wewoka, Lola Lindsey, Henryetta, a special friend, Brenda Wylie, Oklahoma City, and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Terry Lindsey, Albert Poole, Jeremy Dawson, David Lindsey, Richard Lindsey, and Bill Henson.

Honorary bearers will be Legus Harjo, Jacob Camp, Jr., Kurt Shewmaker, Patrick Taber, Bob Ross, and Justin Westphalen.

 

Allan Tiger

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Allan Ray Tiger, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Revs. Steve Holata and Redmond Wolfe will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wake services will be held at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Tiger died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003 in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 38.

He was born to George Tiger and Ella Mae (Tanyan) Tiger on March 3, 1964 in Seminole County.

Tiger’s parents died at an early age and he was adopted and raised by Sam and Lillian (Mingo) Tiger.

He attended and graduated from New Lima School.

Tiger moved to Colorado following graduation and was manager for a restaurant in Colorado at the time of his death.

He married Kathy Cruse on Feb. 14, 2003.

Tiger is survived by his wife, Kathy, of the home; his step-children; his brothers, Malcolm Tiger, Holdenville, Glen Tiger, Seminole; and sisters, Leona "Sugar" Tiger and Billy-Louise Scott, both of Shawnee, Maureen Tiger, Holdenville, Madeline Trusty and Clara "Goode" Tiger, both of Denver, Colo., and Betty Tiger, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Harjo, Robby Tiger, Jimsey Tiger, Leon Harjo, Ben Tiger and Anthony Tanyan.

Honorary bearers will be Tiger’s nephews.

Regina Tiger

Services for Seminole County native, Regina "Ginna" Kay Tiger of Shawnee are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church with Revs. Mike Wester and Rev. Charlie Denny officiating.

Interment will follow in Buck family cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

There will be a wake service Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Tiger died in Unity Health Center in Shawnee on Thursday Dec. 25, 2003, at the age of 45.

She was born May 20, 1958 in Wewoka to Leroy Joshua and Jane Tiger.

Ginna graduated from Shawnee High School and attended Gordon Cooper VoTech.

She was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church of Shawnee.

Survivors include one brother, Keith Tiger of Oklahoma City, as well as a host of other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by parents; Leroy Joshua and Jane Tiger and one sister, Pamela Tiger.

Leon Tracy

Funeral services for Seminole resident Leon Clyde Tracy are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Midwest City.

Interment will follow at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City, under the direction of Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home.

Tracy died Thursday, May 29, 2003 at the age of 79.

He was born to Orpha and Mary Tracy on Nov. 20, 1923 in Cushing.

Tracy was a veteran, serving during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey, of the home; one son, Fred, of Luther; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Ray C. Turbeville

Funeral services for Ray C. Turbeville are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. David Karges of First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Turbeville passed away Nov. 28, 2003, at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 7, 1915, in Yoakum, Texas, to Cameron and Bertha (Balhorn) Turbeville.

He graduated from Pharaoh High School and moved to Seminole in 1939. He was a master pipeliner for Sun Oil for 47 years.

Turbeville was an original member of the Elks Lodge and a member of First United Methodist Church.

He loved to garden, play golf and was proud of his family.

Turbeville was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Goff; parents and his brother, Ben Turbeville of Tyler, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Parker Dacus Turbeville, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Ray Thaler, Miami, Fla., and Mickey and Will Whitely of Ponca City; stepdaughter, Susie and Ramsey Altman of Atlanta, Ga., and the Gary Turbeville family of Okemah; grandchildren, Dana Brown of Seattle, Wash., Doug Brown, Miami, Kellye Sommer of Clearwater, Kans., and her husband, Tom, Cris Bullard of Oklahoma City, Ashley Altman and Allison Altman, both of Atlanta.

Survivors include great-grandchildren, Micah Martin and Laken Sommer, Clearwater.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to Maple Grove Cemetery Association.

Pallbearers include family members Will, Ray, Ramsey, Tom, Cris and Doug.

Honorary pallbearers will include Vernon James, D.D. Patterson and Foy Dacus.

 

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Corean

Turner

Corean Turner of Holdenville, passed away April 18, 2003, at the age of 81 in Holdenville.

She was born October 22, 1921 in Mountain View, Ark to A.C. and Maud Ingram.

She graduated from Mountain View Schools.

On December 5, 1941, Corean married Reverent Richard Turner in St. Louis, Mo. and together, they raised five sons.

The family came to Holdenville in 1960 where Rev. and Mrs. Turner were co-pastors of the Harvest Time Tabernacle.

Corean was preceded in death by four brothers, Ott, Coley, Jack and Ralph Ingram and one sister, Opal Poston.

Survivors include Rev. Richard Turner of the home; her sons, Jim Turner of Marion, Ill., Granville Turner of Blanchard, Tom Turner of Holdenville, William "Jack" Turner of Mason, Texas and John Turner of Wynnewood; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. April 22, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Interment followed to the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Corean

Turner

Corean Turner of Holdenville, passed away April 18, 2003, at the age of 81 in Holdenville.

She was born October 22, 1921 in Mountain View, Ark to A.C. and Maud Ingram.

She graduated from Mountain View Schools.

On December 5, 1941, Corean married Reverent Richard Turner in St. Louis, Mo. and together, they raised five sons.

The family came to Holdenville in 1960 where Rev. and Mrs. Turner were co-pastors of the Harvest Time Tabernacle.

Corean was preceded in death by four brothers, Ott, Coley, Jack and Ralph Ingram and one sister, Opal Poston.

Survivors include Rev. Richard Turner of the home; her sons, Jim Turner of Marion, Ill., Granville Turner of Blanchard, Tom Turner of Holdenville, William "Jack" Turner of Mason, Texas and John Turner of Wynnewood; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. April 22, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Interment followed to the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Diana Turner

Funeral services for former Seminole County graduate, Diana Faye Turner are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the Evangelistic Temple in Ada with Rev. Mickey Keith officiating.

Interment will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery in Ada under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, also of Ada.

Turner died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the age of 51 at her home.

She was born Sept. 11, 1952, to Raymond Cornelius Choate and Jessie Faye Waters Choate.

She moved to the Wynnewood area in 2000 from Ada.

She went to grade school at New Model and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1970.

She also graduated from Seminole Junior College in May 1972.

She went on to East Central University earning her Master’s Degree.

She taught at several area schools including Bowlegs, Olive, 16 years at Vanoss and currently was the principal at Wynnewood School.

She married John Wayne Turner on Aug. 4, 1972 in Holdenville.

She was a member of the Evangelistic Temple, ATAE, CCOSA, and NAOESP.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Marissa Turner.

She is survived by her husband, John Turner of the home; four sons, Mark Wayne Turner and wife Misty of Holdenville, Luke Charles Turner and wife, Michelle of Ada, Micah Ray Turner and wife Rachel also of Ada, and Joshua Dean Turner of Wynnewood; three grandsons, Morgan Turner, Jonathan Turner, and Conner Turner; two sisters, Kathy Turner and husband, Jack of Mason, Texas and Cherry Christian and husband, David of Woodstock, Ga.; two brothers, Danny Choate and wife, Margaret of Sasakwa and Mickey Choate and wife, Darlene also of Sasakwa.

Pall bearers will be Jack Martin, David Keith, Louis Daniel, Ken Nessel, Ron Bates and Bill Vandegriff.

Honorary bearers are Billy Ringwald, Ken Hancock, Jerry Elliott, Archie Faulkner and all Evangelistic Temple Elders and Deacons.

Eunice Myers

Tyree

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Eunice Myers Tyree are scheduled for Saturday, Nov.15 at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

She will lie in state at Myers Mortuary of Wewoka Friday, Nov. 14.

She died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the age of 87 in Wichita, Kan.

She was born Aug. 26, 1916, in West Point, Clay County, Miss.

She was the sixth child born to Samuel M. and Ida Myers.

When Tyree was nine months old, her parents moved with her to Wewoka, where she attended the Wewoka Township Public School, graduating from Douglas High School in 1934 as the valedictorian of her class.

She attended Bishop College in Marshall, Texas, receiving her B.A. Degree in English in 1938.

Several years later, she received a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Denver in Denver, Colo.

Her first teaching position was in the Pleasant Grove Community, north of Wewoka.

In 1949, she moved to Austin Public School system as teacher-librarian at the Anderson, Lanier and East Austin High Schools.

Tyree retired from the Austin Public School System in 1978.

In 1978, she married Ceasus E. Tyree of Wichita, Kans.

She was a loyal member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin,Texas where she was a member of the senior choir.

She was also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

After moving to Wichita, Kan. to be wity Tyree, she attended the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church where her husband is a faithful member.

The couple enjoyed traveling during their short retirement years together.

She is survived by her husband, Ceasus E. Tyree; two sisters, Beatrice Scott Banks of Denver, Colo and Mildred I. Carlton of McDonough, Ga.; and one brother, Lennell O. Myers of San Diego, Calif.

Richard Ulery

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Richard Ulery, are scheduled for May 12 at 11 a.m. at the Wolf Cemetery in Wolf.

Ulery died May 7, 2003, at the age of 62, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa.

He was born on October 22, 1940.

He lived in Konawa for several years before moving to Haskell.

Services will be under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa..

Richard Ulery

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Richard Ulery, are scheduled for May 12 at 11 a.m. at the Wolf Cemetery in Wolf.

Ulery died May 7, 2003, at the age of 62, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa.

He was born on October 22, 1940.

He lived in Konawa for several years before moving to Haskell.

Services will be under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa..

Sherry Uptegraft

Graveside memorial services for longtime Seminole County resident, Sherry K. Uptegraft are scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

She died March 29, 2003, at the age of 56 at Shawnee Care Center.

She was born May 1, 1947, in Wewoka to Clarence Dyer and Helen (Rutherford) Dyer.

She managed Kentucky Fried Chicken in Seminole at one time.

She was a longtime Wewoka and Seminole resident until she was moved to Shawnee Care Center where she passed away.

Holland ‘Holly’ Perry Vance

Services will be held Monday, August 11, 2003, at 9:00 A.M., in the Stout-Phillips Chapel

Holland "Holly" Perry Vance, age 48, of Wewoka, Oklahoma, passed over to be with our Lord Jesus on August 7, 2003. He was born

May 10, 1955, to Lloyd and Joan (Baker) Vance in San Pablo, California. He married his wife, Carol Jo (Brown) Vance, on May 27, 2000, in Seminole.

He was raised in Non and graduated from Calvin schools. Holly was an ordained minister. He was well known for his sense of humor, his love of music, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming, and driving the dirt roads. He was employed by Saber Drilling as an oil field driller.

He is survived by his father Lloyd Vance, of Holdenville; his wife, Carol Jo, of the home; his children, Laura Jo Reyna, Seminole, Edith Vance Cathey, Bowlegs, Holly Bea Vance Guess, LaGrange, NC, Henry Vance, Bowlegs, William Brown, Seminole, Cassie Brown, Orie Hill, Samuel Campbell, and Joy Campbell, all of the home. Also, his sisters, Kathy Vance, Wewoka, Sevilla Vance, Poteau, and Letha Vance, Pauls Valley, and his brother, Kevin Lee Vance, Holdenville, and 7 grandchildren.

His mother preceded him in death in December of 1990.

with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating. Burial will be in the Non Cemetery at approximately 11:00 A.M., under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Henry Vance, William Brown, Shannon Cathey, David Reyna, Nick Burns, and William Burns. Honorary Bearers will be Kevin Vance, Chance Burns, Jeremy Ware, Houston Ware, John Mason, and Watie Wells.

 

 

Holland ‘Holly’ Vance

Holland ‘Holly’ Perry Vance, age 48, of Wewoka, passed over to be with our Lord Jesus on Aug. 7, 2003. He was born May 10, 1955, to Lloyd and Joan (Barker) Vance in San Pablo, Calif.

He married his wife, Carol jo (Brown) Vance on May 27, 2000, in Seminole.

He was raised in Non and graduated from Calvin schools.

He was an ordained minister and was well known for his sense of humor, his love of music, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming and driving the dirt roads.

He was employed by Saber Drilling as an oilfield driller.

He is survived by his father, Lloyd Vance of Holdenville; his wife, Carol Jo of the home; his children, Laura Jo Reyna of Seminole, Edith Vance Cathey of Bowlegs, Holly Bea Vance Guess of LaGrange, N.C., Henry Vance of Bowlegs, William Brown of Seminole Cassie Brown, Orie Hill, Samuel Campbell and Joy Campbell all of the home.

Also, His sisters, Kathy Vance of Wewoka, Sevilla Vance of Poteau and Letha Vance of Pauls Valley; one brother, Kevin Lee Vance of Holdenville and seven grandchildren.

His mother preceded him in death in Dec. 1990.

Services were held Monday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. in the Stout-Phillips Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Burial was in the Non Cemetery at approximately 11 a.m. under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Pallbearers were Henry Vance, William Brown Shannon Cathey, David Reyna, Nick Burns and William Burns.

Honorary bearers will be Kevin Vance, Chance Burns, Jeremy Ware, Houston Ware, John Mason and Watie Wells.

 

 

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Vernon Cloud

Funeral services for Vernon Lee Cloud, Seminole County resident, will be 1:30 P.M., Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church,

He will be moved to the church at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday for an all-night wake which will commence at 7:30p.m.

Cloud died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the age of 72, in the Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, on August 22, 1930, to Daniel Cloud and Helen Larney Tiger Cloud, and grew up in the Seminole County area.

He was baptized in 1947.

He attended Ong School, and worked as a welder until his first retirement; then he became a "Green Thumb" employee of the Seminole Nation Museum and worked there until his illness in 1999.

He married Judy Tiger on his birthday in 1952, in Wewoka, and they made their home in Seminole County.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation Tallahassee Band who strongly upheld the native traditions and enjoyed woodcarving flutes during his retirement years.

He is survived by his children:

Leo Cloud, Cleo Cloud, Stanley Cloud, Winifred Cloud and Christopher Cloud, all of Oklahoma City, Ted Cloud of Phoenix, Ariz., Joseph Cloud, Tammy Cloud and Nona Johnson all of Wewoka, Patti Gibson of Ada, and Lucy Caranza and Pam Paredes of Dallas; his brothers and sisters, Henry Coker of Okmulgee Geraldine Cloud of Konawa, Harry Tiger and Maxine Overbey of Ada, Evelyn Coursey of Wewoka, Barney Cloud and Betsy Bender of Del City Holland Cloud of Ark City, Kan.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, David Cloud and two grandchildren, Kyle and Brandi Alexander.

Pallbearers will be: Roy Carbitcher, Barney Cloud, Henry Coker, Lewis Johnson, Francis Miller and Bennie Tiger. Honorary pallbearers are John Bowlegs, Chris Cloud, Leo Hulbutta, Greg Tiger, Jimmie Tiger and Beacer Ward.

Reverends Houston Tiger, Webster Fixico and Sandy Harjo will be officiating.

Interment will be in the Tiger Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

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Vernon Cloud

Funeral services for Vernon Lee Cloud, Seminole County resident, will be 1:30 P.M., Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church,

He will be moved to the church at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday for an all-night wake which will commence at 7:30p.m.

Cloud died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the age of 72, in the Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, on August 22, 1930, to Daniel Cloud and Helen Larney Tiger Cloud, and grew up in the Seminole County area.

He was baptized in 1947.

He attended Ong School, and worked as a welder until his first retirement; then he became a "Green Thumb" employee of the Seminole Nation Museum and worked there until his illness in 1999.

He married Judy Tiger on his birthday in 1952, in Wewoka, and they made their home in Seminole County.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation Tallahassee Band who strongly upheld the native traditions and enjoyed woodcarving flutes during his retirement years.

He is survived by his children:

Leo Cloud, Cleo Cloud, Stanley Cloud, Winifred Cloud and Christopher Cloud, all of Oklahoma City, Ted Cloud of Phoenix, Ariz., Joseph Cloud, Tammy Cloud and Nona Johnson all of Wewoka, Patti Gibson of Ada, and Lucy Caranza and Pam Paredes of Dallas; his brothers and sisters, Henry Coker of Okmulgee Geraldine Cloud of Konawa, Harry Tiger and Maxine Overbey of Ada, Evelyn Coursey of Wewoka, Barney Cloud and Betsy Bender of Del City Holland Cloud of Ark City, Kan.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, David Cloud and two grandchildren, Kyle and Brandi Alexander.

Pallbearers will be: Roy Carbitcher, Barney Cloud, Henry Coker, Lewis Johnson, Francis Miller and Bennie Tiger. Honorary pallbearers are John Bowlegs, Chris Cloud, Leo Hulbutta, Greg Tiger, Jimmie Tiger and Beacer Ward.

Reverends Houston Tiger, Webster Fixico and Sandy Harjo will be officiating.

Interment will be in the Tiger Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

Lorene Visconty

Funeral services for former Seminole County, Lorene Tilley Visconty of Wewoka, were held on Saturday, Oct. 4 by a gathering of family and friends in Seattle.

She was born in Weslaco, Texas to John Oscar Tilley and Mamie Dale (Salter) Tilley.

She died Sept. 28, 2003, at the age of 82.

Her family later settled in Wewoka where she lived until she graduated from high school in 1938.

She was one of nine children and was known as "Tiny" by her family and friends.

She went on to receive her bachelors degree in chemistry from Baylor University in Texas, where she worked as a research chemist for the Magnolia Oil Company.

She was married George John Visconty from Ashtabula, Ohio on April 21, 1945 in Dallas, Texas.

They later moved to New Jersey where they raised their family.

She enjoyed quilting in her younger years, but later became an avid oil painter and golfer.

She loved animals and at home, she was rarely seen without a cat curled up on her lap.

Lorene is survived by her husband, George Visconty of Gig Harbor, Wash.; her sons, Mark Visconty and wife, Wendy of Seattle, Wash. and Greg Visconty and wife, Sandi of La Grande, Ore.; her daughter, Kathleen Visconty Zilhaver and husband, Tom of Longmont, Colo.; one sister, Loreta Mae Bush of Midwest City, one brother, Lyndell Tilley of Riverton, Wyo.; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and her dearest friend of almost 55 years, Helen Kelsey of –Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

 

 

 

Joyce Vivier

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Joyce Ann Vivier, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Konawa.

Rev. Ed George will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Hutcheuppa Church Cemetery near Dustin, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

Vivier died Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada at the age of 61.

She was born to John Watson and Sally (Riley) Watson on July 15, 1941 in Ada.

She married David Vivier on July 16, 1963 in Ada.

Vivier was a licensed practical nurse, and attended Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

She was one of the first LPN’s to be hired at Carl Albert Indian Facility, and she also worked on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

She attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, and received her nurse’s training in New Mexico.

Vivier was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, David, of the home; two sons, Eugene Paul Vivier and Tony Lee Vivier; and nine grandchildren.

Margaret Rogers Volkmer

Funeral services for Seminole resident Margaret L. Rogers Volkmer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.

Rev. Jim Gillum will officiate. Burial will follow in Keller Cemetery.

Volkmer died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Midwest City Regional Medical Center at the age of 75.

She was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Milo to Bennie F. Rogers and Letha (Brown) Chisum.

She grew up in Seminole and attended school at Bowlegs.

She lived in California and Arkansas, and returned to Seminole in 1983.

She married James Marvin Volkmer on Jan. 27, 1954.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Spivey, Slocomb, Ala., and Janie Champlain, Tahlequah; two sisters, Emma High of Oxnard, Calif., and Velma Richards of Tahlequah; two brothers, Grady Chisum, Seminole, and Cecil Chisum, Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and her beloved companion of 11 years, Bob Williams of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bennie Rogers, in 1929; parents, Cecil and Letha (Brown) Chisum; an infant daughter, Dixie Mae Volkmer; an infant son, James M. Volkmer Jr.; a grandson, Richard Marvin Sims; and a brother, Sonny Boy Chisum.

Pallbearers will include Tom Brown, Mark Bell, Preston Bell, John Phipps, Terry Spivey and Bob Williams.

Lola Waddell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Lola Jean Waddell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Hammons officiating.

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

She died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at the age of 75 at Integris Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Addington to Robert Todd Pace and Ernestine (Steele) Pace.

She was married to Norman Waddell on Aug. 14, 1948, in Odessa, Texas.

She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church, member of the couple’s class, and was very active in the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, J.B. Pace.

She is survived by Norman Waddell of the home; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Larry and Janet Waddell of Seminole, Keith and Leanne Waddell of Oklahoma City and Todd and Brooke Waddell of Broken Arrow; one daughter, Mariann Waddell of Denton, Texas; one brother, Robert "Dan" Pace of St. Petersberg, Fla.; one sister, Merle Cushenberry of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Amie Quintero, Chris Waddell, Marci Waddell, Kara Waddell, Conner Galloway and Turner Waddell; and four great grandchildren, Kallie Quintero, Jillian Quintero, Sidney Waddell and Luke Waddell.

Casket bearers will be Jack Reynolds, Owen Melton, Steve Davidson, Don Raney, J.C. Pemberton, Dub Childers and John Humphrey.

 

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Dora Wade

Funeral services for Vamoosa native Dora Wade are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at C.E.F.A. in Tulsa.

Graveside services are to follow at 3 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Nick Reynolds Funeral Service of Tulsa.

Wade died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 at the age of 63.

She was born Nov. 16, 1939 in Vamoosa to S.R. and Jewel Scroggin.

She married David R. Wade on July 1, 1960.

Wade was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Stanley Scroggin; and her daughter, Sheila Ruth Wade.

She is survived by her husband; one son, David A. Wade; one daughter, Dee Allison; five grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Roulston and Ernestine York, both of Konawa; and one brother, Russell Scroggin of Nicoma Park.

Edna Mae Walker

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Seminole resident Edna Mae Walker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Branstetter-Merritt’s Rosewood Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Branstetter-Merritt Fuenral Home.

Walker died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at the age of 91.

She was born Jan. 19, 1912 in Seminole to David and Selina Micco Coker.

She was baptized at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church in 1948.

Walker moved to Oklahoma City in 1959 and attended Central Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Murl Brown and Leo Walker; two brothers, David Coker II and Harry Coker; and one sister, Helen Hill.

She is survived by three children, Loretta Foster, Genevieve Fish, and Glenn Walker; one brother, George Coker; three sisters, Hazel Lusty, Della Jones, and Annamae Cash; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Ida Lee Ward

Services are scheduled for Friday, September 5, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God in Sasakwa, with Brother Wesley Martin officiating.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

She died Sept. 2, 2003, at the age of 83.

She was born to Evert and Leona (Jones) Crosby at Paden, OK, on August 23, 1920, and left this life at Heritage Village Nursing Home, surrounded by her family.

She lived in Seminole as a small child, moving to Sasakwa as a child.

She attended the Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa most of her life.

She married Leroy Ward on March 12, 1938, and lived in Sasakwa, Seminole County most of her life.

He preceded her in death on June 22, 1996.

Also, preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters, Myrtle Crosby, Lorene Jones, Helen Thornton, and two brothers, Jep Crosby and Willie Crosby.

She is survived by three sons, Eugene Ward, Sasakwa, Sonny Ward, Sasakwa, Oval Ward, Hitchita; two daughters, Nyoka Davis, Spaulding, and Jackie Clifton, Sasakwa; fourteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Stella Hollis of Woodward, and Imogene Fahrny of Drumright, and many other family members and friends.

Pall Bearers will be her grandsons, Kent Ward, Kenny Davis, Shawn Ward, Billy Clifton, Chad Ward, Richard Clifton, Cheyenne Ward, Cody Ward, and nephew, Bill Ken Ward.

Honorary Bearers will be Donnie Shaffer, Pete Peters, Robert Jones, Billy "Jr." Crosby, Ricky Hollis, Evertt Thornton, and Dillon Shaffer.

 

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Mary L. Ward

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mary L. Ward are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at Little Cemetery.

She died July 7, 2003, at the age of 75 at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

She was born May 25, 1928, in Seminole to John Leo Wood and Ocie P. (Sharks) Wood.

She was the office manager for Fowlers Ethan Allen in Richardson, Texas.

She belonged to the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her spouse, Curtis Ward of the home; two sons, Warren Ward of Richardson, Texas and Roger Ward of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Melinda Adwon of Tulsa; one brother, Floyd Dale Wood of Midland, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Rusty Dawson will be officiating the services.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Ricky Warden

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Ricky Vaughn Warden are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Denise Arbuckle officiating.

Wake services will be held Monday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Warden died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at the age of 38 at Integris Health Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 27, 1965 in Seminole to Robert Carl Warden and Jeanette (Joseph) Factor.

He worked for the City of Norman maintenance department.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and three uncles.

Survivors include his parents, Jeanette (Joseph) Factor and Robert Carl Warden; five sons Merrick Vaughn Warden, Joshaua Warden, Jerron Warden, Chebon Warden and Harlon Warden, as well as one daughter, Deleana Warden, all of Clinton.

He is also survived by three brothers, Ronald Russell Warden of Wichita, Kan., Michael Warden of Oklahoma City, Gary Dawn Warden, Donald Ray Factor of Enid and one sister, Stacy Bequer of Fayetteville, N.C.

 

 

James Warn

Memorial services for James Edward Warn, brother of Seminole resident Deborah Stacy, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Hills Church in Edmond.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah, under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond.

Warn died on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at his home in Edmond, at the age of 60.

He was born to Rev. Jodie and Gladys Warn on May 8, 1942 in Okemah.

Warn graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering.

Following one year of employment with Monsanto Corporation in Alvin, Texas, he was employed by the Conoco Refining Corporation and spent two years at the refineries located in Ponca City, and lake Charles, La.

In 1969, he joined Kerr McGee Refining Corporation at the Wynnewood Refinery as Senior Process Engineer.

During his 26-year career with Kerr-McGee, he held positions of Senior Project Manager and Refinery Manager at the Wynnewood Refinery, Director of planning, and Vice President of Refining at the Oklahoma City corporate office.

He went on to become Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer of the Kerr McGee Refining Corporation in Houston, Texas.

Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of Halterman, Inc.

In 1995, after assisting with the sale of Kerr McGee Corporation’s Refining Division, he was employed as Chief operating Officer of Greene and Associates, Inc., in Dallas. He retired in 1999.

Warn was a 30-year member of the National Petroleum Refiners Association, holding a position on the Manufacturing Committee, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

He was also a charter member of Leadership of Oklahoma, and owner of Warn True Value Hardware in Okemah.

Warn was a member of the Cathedral of the Hills in Edmond where he served as Deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Warn is survived by his wife, Sharon, of the home; three sons, Darren Warn, Edmond, Craig Warn, Edmond, and Brett Warn, Lawton; one brother, Lance Warn, Okemah; and three sisters, Deborah Stacy, Seminole, Theresa Beasley, Branson, Mo., and Kathy Wilbourn, Wewoka.

Mary L. Ward

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mary L. Ward are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at Little Cemetery.

She died July 7, 2003, at the age of 75 at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

She was born May 25, 1928, in Seminole to John Leo Wood and Ocie P. (Sharks) Wood.

She was the office manager for Fowlers Ethan Allen in Richardson, Texas.

She belonged to the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her spouse, Curtis Ward of the home; two sons, Warren Ward of Richardson, Texas and Roger Ward of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Melinda Adwon of Tulsa; one brother, Floyd Dale Wood of Midland, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Rusty Dawson will be officiating the services.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

Willie Washington

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Willie Washington are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lima Cemetery in Lima.

Rev. Walker of the Highway Church of God in Christ will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

Washington died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 in Oklahoma City at the age of 83.

He was born to John Wesley and Alvelonia Washington on Dec. 16, 1919 in Seminole County.

Washington lived most of his life the Seminole County.

He joined the U. S. Army on Dec. 30, 1942, and was released with an Honorable Discharge on Jan. 10, 1946 at Camp Chaffee, Ark.

Washington was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, James, Percy, Ora and David; and four sisters, Corine, Rose, May and Orlie.

He is survived by one son, John Washington, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Sherry L.Washington, Oklahoma City; one brother, King S. Washington, Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Jessie Hunt, Stockton, Calif., and Bertha Simpson, Wewoka; and four grandchildren.

Clinton Watashe

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Clinton Dewayne Watashe are pending with the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

He died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at the age of 27 in Hughes County.

Gary Watson

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Dr. Gary Watson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at the Gaskill Funeral Chapel in Shawnee with Dwyane Dennis officiating.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Watson died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at the age of 47 due to a car accident.

He was born Jan. 5, 1956, in Shawnee to Glenn V. and Lorine Watson.

He was a Shawnee High School graduate as well as a graduate from UCO and Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas.

He was a practicing chiropractor in Shawnee for over 25 yers.

He was married to Sherri Lea Williams on June 25, 1994 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was a member of the American Chiropractor Association, Chamber, Rotary, NCHA, AQHA, RHA, BCA, Kiwanis and Central Church of Christ.

He was a horse and dog trainer, which was his true love.

He was a loving son, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joe Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Sherri Watson of the home; daughter Jessica and husband Kon Khandros; one son, Ryan Watson of Shawnee; stepsons Bradon and Brandon Blackburn of the home; granddaughter, Paris Khandros; parents, Glenn and Lorine Watson of Shawnee; mother-in-law, Eva Williams of Cyril; and numerous friends and relatives.

A fund will be set up at First National Bank and all proceeds will be donated to various organizations.

Almeter (O’Guinn) Watts

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Almeter (O’Guinn) Watts are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Clayborne Johnson of Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is set to officiate.

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

Watts died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002 at Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 80.

She was born Aug. 15, 1922 in Wewoka to John O’Guinn and Anna Ruby Brown.

She was self-employed as a beautician for 55 years in Wewoka.

Watts was a member of Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Alphonso, Elwood, and Olean O’Guinn.

She is survived by one son, Vincent Keith Watts of Wewoka; three brothers, Ulysses O’Guinn and Harold O’Guinn, both of Wewoka, and Delbert O’Guinn of Oklahoma City; and one sister, Dovie Walker of Toledo, Ohio.

 

Michael Weger

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Michael L. Weger will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, in Wewoka with Rev. Dan Factor, officiating.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Weger passed away Sunday, October 12, 2003, at the age of 44.

Michael was born Sept. 18, 1959, to Ishmael Leon and Florene Weger.

He attended Wewoka schools and was employed by Ackerman Drilling, Konawa, and Mahoney Electric in Wewoka.

He is preceded in death by his father and his brother, Danny Ray Weger.

He is survived by his children, Jesse Weger of Valiant; Jason Weger of Oklahoma City, Micah Weger, Johnny Weger and Jeremy Weger all of Wewoka; one grandchild; his mother, Florene Weger of Wewoka; one brother, Larry Weger of Sasakwa; four sisters, Sharon Bryant of Wewoka, Cathy Sipes and Pam Calvert of Holdenville, and Janie Pierce of Allen.

 

Lula Merle Weir

Graveside funeral services for Seminole area resident Lula Merle Weir are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Neal Cemetery, Prague.

Charles A. Hunt, chaplain of Palliative Hospice Center, will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Weir died Tuesday in Holdenville at the age of 89.

She was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Prue to Robert Carl and Nettie Mae (Severn) Pattison.

She was a homemaker and married Teddie W. Weir on Feb. 2, 1960.

He preceded her in death in 1977; she was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include nieces and nephews Augusta Dickerson, Nadine Mulinex, Bob Thompson, Clariece Burns, Clifford Pattison, Butch Pattison and Teresa Browning.

 

 

Frank Welliver

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Frank Melton Welliver are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 with Rev. Larry Goins officiating.

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

Welliver died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at the age of 93 at his home in Seminole.

He was born July 5, 1910, in Camden, Ark. to George Melton Welliver and Ellen Francis (Godbehere.

He married Mary Edna (Barrett) Welliver.

He was retired and was of the Methodist faith.

Welliver moved to Seminole In June 2003, and had lived in Medford from 1972 until June 2003.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Edna Welliver in 1985; three sons, Ernie Harold Welliver, James Welliver and Richard Thomas Welliver; and two daughters, Francis Northcott and Rosetta Bryant.

He is survived by three sons, Amos Welliver and wife, Yvonne of Bowlegs, Frankie Welliver and wife, Vonda of Knifly, Ky. and Bethal Welliver and wife, Margaret of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Joy Anderson and husband, Glenn of Seminole, Sara Rusher and husband Billy of Oklahoma City and Gerry Fuksa and husband Perry of Enid; two sisters, Susie Chlon of Chickasha and Mildred Carrigan of Stonewall; 35 grandchildren; 71 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons.

Lloyd ‘Curly’ Wells

Graveside funeral services for Seminole resident Lloyd "Curly" Wells are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rock Creek Cemetery in Okemah.

Rev. Harold Turner is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wells died Sunday, January 19, 2003 at Pioneer Nursing Home at the age of 84.

He was born April 7, 1918 in Guthrie to Walter and Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Wells.

He married Ruby Moore Wells. She preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2001.

Wells was a retired welder for Oklahoma Natural Gas.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; one brother; and one grandson.

He is survived by one son, Lloyd Bryan Wells of Hinton; two daughters, Marilyn Mosley of Konawa and Judy Sparks of Delaware, Ark.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maxine Wells of Port Orchid, Wash.

Casket bearers are Stephen Harris, Terry Mosley, Lester Howes, Raymond Leader, Eddie Leader, and James Leader.

Honorary bearers are Bill Campbell and Billy Graham.

Mary Wells

Graveside funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mary Josephine Wells are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Jennings Cemetery.

David Jones is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wells died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 89.

She was born May 14, 1913 in Sawyer, Kan. to Joseph R. and Maude (Elam) Wolfe.

She married Herman N. Wells on July 9, 1928 in Sawyer, Kan. He preceded her in death on April 4, 2002.

Wells was a homemaker.

She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a charter member of Order of Eastern Star.

She helped start the Seminole Hospital Auxiliary on Feb. 29, 1964. She later served as president.

Wells was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by one niece, Alice McKaig of Dallas, Texas.

Aaron Dean White

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Aaron Dean White are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service located at 201 E. 45th Street in Shawnee.

He died in a helicopter crash in Al Hillan, Iraq on May 19, 2003, at the age of 27.

He was born on February 29, 1976, in Holdenville to Darrell and Karen White.

He attended Sasakwa High School his freshman and sophomore years and attended Shawnee High School his junior and senior years, graduating in 1994.

He was married to Michele Nicole Linn on April 10, 1998 in Shawnee.

He served nine years in the U.S. Marines.

He was a Staff Sergeant and a CH-46 helicopter Sea Knight Crew Chief.

Survivors include his wife Michelle (Linn) White; daughter Brianna Nicole White; parents, Darrell and Karen White; sister, Sgt. Patricia LaBar; Grandmother, Reba Hale and a host of in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate the services.

Interment is in Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Walker Funeral Services of Shawnee.

A memorial fund for the family has been set up at the Bison Federal Credit Union in Shawnee.

 

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Mary Whitson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Mary Nell Whitson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate.

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

Whitson died Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 78.

She was born to Thomas Newton Bottoms and Mattie (Coddard) Bottoms on Jan. 17, 1925 in Waldron, Ark.

Whitson was a longtime Seminole resident, moving from Prague in 1952.

She married Chris C. Whitson on Aug. 15, 1953 in Durant.

Whitson was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Toni Whitson; one step-son, Chuck Whitson; three brothers; and one sister.

Whitson is survived by her husband, Chris C. Whitson, of the home; one son, Phil Mizera, Claremore; one daughter, Brenda Payne, Seminole; one step-son, Bob Whitson, Montgomery, Texas; one step-daughter, Vickie Russell, Green Valley, Ariz.; four brothers, Otis Bottoms, Hoarce Bottoms, and Bob Bottoms, all of Waldron, Ark., and Malcolm Bottoms, Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Charlene Simmons, Waldron, Ark.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Honorary casket bearers will be the Doers Sunday School Class.

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Betty Wilcox

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Betty Lou (McMahan) Wilcox are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Morrison officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery north of Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Wilcox died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the age of 66 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Seminole to Roy "Punch" McMahan and Bertha (Walley) McMahan.

She married Ray Wilcox on Aug. 13, 1955, in Poteau.

She retired from Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant children, Vena Kay and David Wayne Wilcox; one brother, Roy "Buck" McMahan; and two sisters, Jo Evelyn Williams and Wilma Jean Massengale.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Wilcox of the home; one son, Mike Wilcox of Seminole; one daughter, Tammy Walker of Little, one brother, Jim Ray McMahan of Gladewater, Texas; one sister, Nancy Hall of Rolla, Kan. and two grandchildren.

 

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Bennie Wildcat

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Bennie Wildcat are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Wildcat died May 8, 2003, at the age of 76 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born September 10, 1926 in Sasakwa to Joe Wildcat and Bertie (Castle) Wildcat and married Norma Wildcat.

He retired from Sun Oil Company where he worked on the pipeline construction crew.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Wildcat, of the home, three sons, Jay Wildcat, Wilburn Wildcat and Casey Wildcat all of Seminole; four daughters, Mable Marshall of Seminole, Phyllis Befellah and Sandra Akkasiriskul, both of Illinois and Judy Culberson of Wewoka; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Wake service will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

He will be moved to Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Casket bearers will be John Tanyan, Wesley Tanyan, Tommy Culberson, Gordon Culberson, Bruce Akkasiriskul and Casey Wildcat.

Pastor Jeff Factor will be officiating the services.

He will be buried in the Wildcat Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mary Wilkerson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Mary Orlena Wilkerson were held Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the Freewill Baptist Church.

Revs. David McDougal and Allen Wood officiated.

Burial followed at Ada Memorial park in Ada, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wilkerson died at the race Living Center in Bethany at the age of 92.

She was born to George Milton Blackburn and Mary Tennessee Dorsey on July 26, 1910 in Stratford.

Wilkerson married Babe Frances Wilkerson on Aug. 4, 1934 in Stratford.

She was a homemaker and sold Avon for 30 years.

Wilkerson was a charter member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Babe, in 1969; one daughter, Lavonna Wilkerson in 1941; four brothers; and one sister.

Wilkerson is survived by two sons, Robert Wilkerson, Bethany, and Gale Wilkerson of Indiana; one daughter, Linda Coplin, Midwest City; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Bobby Wilkerson, Luke Wilkerson, Nick Wilkerson, Steve Russell, Chris Dunn, and Randy Wilkerson.

Honorary bearers were Jon Wilkerson and Mark Wilkerson.

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Calvin Williams

Graveside funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Calvin Edward Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Chris Stinett is set to officiate.

The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Williams died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 78.

He was born July 11, 1924 in Wewoa to William Edward and Minnie Edith (Ginn) Williams.

He married Mildred L. Williams on Feb. 15, 1947 in Seminole.

Williams was an oil well engineer.

He served in the navy from 1945 to 1952 at a hospital corpsman third class.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Williams was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 16, 2002; and one, Patrick Williams.

He is survived by one son, Mike Williams of Bellevue, Texas; one daughter, G’Lou Pouland of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Inez Shields and Billie Burget, both of Shawnee; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Harold ‘J.R.’

Williams Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Harold Dean ‘J.R.’ Williams Jr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Building located at the Harrah-Newalla Road and Highway 9.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Building, with the viewing beginning on Friday morning.

He died Aug. 5, 2003, at the age of 24 in Shawnee.

He was born Dec. 28, 1978, in Lawton to Harold Williams, Sr. and Carolyn (Johnson) Williams.

He attended schools in Denver and New Lima.

He was reared in Wewoka, Shawnee and Denver, Colo.

He returned to Shawnee in 2000 where he had resided since.

He worked as a roofer with Coates Roofing in Seminole as well as working in carpentry.

He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee and Seminole Tribes.

He enjoyed taking care of his brother, sisters, nieces and nephews.

He also enjoyed playing pool and bike riding.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Arthur Williams and uncle, Barry Williams.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Williams of Shawnee; Harold Williams, Sr. of Wewoka; one brother, Kenny ‘Speedy’ Williams of Shawnee; two sisters, Dana Barriga of Little Axe and Ronalda Williams of Shawnee; grandparents, Sam and Lucille Johnson of Wewoka and Patricia Williams of Shawnee; six nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Officiating the services will be Danny Faulkner.

Internment will follow at the Williams Family Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Johnny Lee Williams

Funeral services for Maud resident Johnny Lee Williams are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Bert Holt will officiate.

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

Wake services will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Military Honors will be provided by the Seminole Nation Color Guard.

Williams died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 60.

He was born to Daniel Williams and Betty (Harjo) Williams on March 11, 1943 in Maud.

Williams married Phylisha Ann (Douglas) Williams in 1979 at the Acheena Presbyterian Church in Maud.

He was a lifelong Seminole County resident, and was an alcohol and drug counselor, having retired in 1989.

Williams was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Private and having received a Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar.

He was a member of the Acheena Presbyterian Church in Maud.

Williams was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Phylisha Ann Williams, of the home; three sons, Brian Williams, Chandler, and Keetha Williams and Chuddo Williams, both of Maud; one brother, Bennie Williams, Konawa; one sister, Dorothy Williams, Pumkin Center; and two grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Joseph Wolf, Woodrow West, Sandy Williams, Lindsay Bondonnie, Daniel Delarosa and Keith Hames.

Honorary bearers include Arthur Cline, Ringo Harjo, Kenneth Williams and Richard Lusty.

 

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Leroy Ernest

Williams

Graveside services were held for former Seminole resident, Leroy Ernest Williams at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery, with Clyde Petete officiating.

He died on July 6, 2003, at the age of 68 years in Oklahoma City.

He was born on Oct. 31, 1934, at Franks Corner in Seminole to Ernest L. and Grace M. (Phillips) Williams.

He attended Mountain View Elementary School and Seminole High School.

He graduated from Ada High School and attended OSU for two years, earning his Associates Degree.

He worked for several years as a Psychologist Assistant at Stringtown Correctional Facility.

He moved to Lynnwood, Calif. in the late 1960s, where he worked for many years as a technician for Sears, retiring in 1979, due to poor health.

He loved farming and gardening, and particularly enjoyed cooking.

He bought 20 acres in Holdenville in 1980, and lived there until moving into the town of Holdenville five years ago.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Williams; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Ingram and Elvin Houck.

He is survived by his mother, Grace Williams of Seminole; two sisters, Tommie L. Ingram of Ottawa, Kan. and Lucille Houck of Seminole; and by numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Ingram, Anthony Ingram, Justin Ingram, Ernie Ingram, Brian Harris, Aaron Slottlemire, Travis Castle and Jimmy Brinsfield.

Services were held under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

 

 

Maggie Williams

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Maggie May (Gillham) Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the Wolf Freewill Baptist Church with Herb Dominguez and Monty Campbell officiating.

Interment will follow at the Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

There will be viewing until service time only.

Casket will not be opened after services.

She died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at the age of 99 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 12, 1903, in Cedar Glades, Ark. to Thomas Phagan Gillham and Stella Rosetta (Ratliff) Gillham.

She was married to David "Murray" Williams on June 30, 1929 in Konawa.

She moved to Wolf in 1940 and then to Shawnee in 1992.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Wolf Freewill Baptist Church.

She served as the church clerk for more than 30 years and was a member of the Home Demonstration Club in Wolf.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Williams in 1967; one son, Tommy Williams in 1992; one daughter, Stella Williams in 1931; three brothers, Austin, Edgar and Marcus Gillham; two sisters, Epsie Gillham and Elta Mixon; and one great grand son, Logan Gambill in 2000.

She is survived by one son, David Williams and wife, Carolyn of Davis; daughters, Jane Armstrong and husband Bill of Shawnee, Dorothea Dominguez and husband, Herbert of Mesa, Ariz., and Ava Gambill and husband Gary of Tecumseh; One brother, Manuel Gillham of Atoka; sisters, Bessie Northam of Grassvalley, Calif., Silvia Goforth of California, Vivian Vanoni of Milbrey, Calif. and Eula Faye McKinley of Grassvalley, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Casketbearers are Greg Gambill, Jason Gambill, Josh Gambill, Tanya Franklin, John bizzell, Glen Davidson, Lisa Williams, brian Williams, Tamera Woodall, Laura Ayers, Curtis Doninguez, Verva Gerse and Stacy Bockelman.

 

 

Pauletta Williams

Pauletta "Sue" Williams passed away on December 6, 2003 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 51. Pauletta was born on December 23, 1951 in Seminole to Jack and Doris Lowery Hendrix. She attended Crooked Oak Schools. Pauletta married Wallace Williams, Jr. on October 16, 1989 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She worked as a Health Care Worker in Weleetka, Ok. Pauletta was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Church.

Pauletta is proceeded in death by her parents Jack and Doris Hendrix.

Survivors include her husband Wallace Williams Jr. of Wewoka, three children Yancy and Jesse Porter of Tecumseh, Tonya and Melvin Craig of Wewoka, Ronnie and Jenny Porter Jr. of Wewoka, one nephew Shawn and Cathie Davidson of Wewoka, one sister Leta and Gary Crosby, two brothers Larry and Debbie Hendrix of Wewoka, Jack and Melinda Hendrix of St. Louis, Missouri. 6 grandchildren Ray Craig, Jasmine Porter, Nathaniel Craig, Stormy Porter, Nicholas Craig Everette Porter, two aunts Bill and Billie Brock of Okc., Shirley Lowry of Wewoka and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at Stout - Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Little Cemetery in Wewoka Larry Chesser will officiate, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will include Charles Brumley, Jason Brooks, Ray Craig, Wendel Lemmings, Bo Ray, Wallace Willams Sr.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Gary Osborne

 

 

Willie Faye

Williams

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Willie Faye Williams are set for May 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Church, south of Wewoka.

She died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the age of 87.

She was born in Paradise, Texas, on February 13, 1916, to Oliver Buddy Pearce and Nina Sparks Pearce.

She grew up in Seminole County and attended Ong and New Lima Schools.

She married Ottie Arthur Williams on July 1, 1939 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

He preceded her in death on May 8, 1986.

She was a homemaker throughout her married life, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and quilting.

She was a member of Bethel Church since 1927.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Coody, Wewoka; Carol Tahsuda, Ft. Saint John, B.C., and Loretta Choate, Seminole, 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Gale Williams; and all of her 11 siblings.

Reverends Ed Wright, Doyle Gadberry, and Larry Chesser will be officiating the services.

Pallbearers will be Edmond Smith, Dennis Smith, David Barnhart, Shawn Williams, Jacob Brauning and Jedidiah Brauning;

Honorary pallbearers will be John Smith, Buddy Smith, Randy Cotton, Marvin Williams, Willie Williams, Shane Williams, Mark Barnhart and John Tahsuda III.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

 

Kathryn Ellen Willingham

Funeral services for Kathryn Ellen Willingham, mother of Seminole resident Donald Willingham, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in El Reno.

Frances Snodgrass will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the El Reno Cemetery, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Willingham passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 94.

She was born to John Henry and Tennessee Angeline Bannister on March 6, 1909 in El Reno.

Willingham graduated from El Reno High School in 1927, and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha for a year.

She married Thomas Hugh Willingham in 1927 and had seven children.

Willingham was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, and taught Sunday School for many years in Seminole and El Reno.

She worked for 26 years as the Register of Vital Statistics for Canadian County until 1994.

Willingham was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Patti; a son, Thomas Hugh Jr.; and one brother, Ray.

She is survived by three sons, Donald of Seminole, Roger of Chicago, Ill., and Ken of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Susan Duvall, Seminole and Rita Millspaugh of Oklahoma City; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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Bill Wilson

Graveside funeral services for Konawa native B.A. "Bill" Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Charles Henthorn will officiate, with arrangements under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon Monday at the funeral home.

Wilson, 74, died Friday at his home in Ada.

He was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Konawa to Robert F. and Lydia Coursey Wilson.

He graduated from Vamoosa Schools and served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

Wilson served as president and co-owner of WHB Inc. Pump Company in Odessa, Texas, and Lovington, N.M., until his retirement in 1998. He returned to Ada three weeks ago.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner, Lodge No. 955, AF&AM.

He married Dorothy Dean on Dec. 12, 1953, in Hobbs, N.M. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Sharon Wilson of Washington, D.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Andy Hicks of Canyon, Texas; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Nelma and Gene Burns of Konawa, and Kay Straughn, Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren, Jessica Wilson, Erin and Drew Hicks.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to First Baptist Church, 129 S. Broadway, Konawa, Okla. 74849.

Bessie Wise

Wake services for former Seminole County resident, Bessie Kay Wise will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

She will be moved to Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.5 and her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 Saturday at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Internment will follow at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, with Revs. Billy Coon and Timmy Coon officiating.

Wise, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the age of 54 in Abilene, Texas.

She was born in Seminole on January 10, 1949 to Keley and Lillie Fixico Wise.

She was baptized at Forest Street Baptist Mission on Feb. 3, 1980 by Rev. Terry Walker.

Wise is survived by her five children Valerie Beets of Tulsa, Wallace B. Coon Jr. of Hoyt, Kansas, Lillian Shoopman of Edmond, Nancy Coon of Oklahoma City and Simon Coon of Lawrence, Kansas.

She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Rosie Smith of Wolf, Lucy Coon in Bethany, Terry Coon and Johnny Coon, both of Wolf, Billy Coon andTimmy Coon both of Okemah, Ruth Ann McGlory of Topeka, Eric Wise and Jerry Wise, both of Seminole, Joyce Williams of Konowa, Walter Coon of McAlester, Kathy Wise and Evangeline Wise of Tulsa, Kaylen Wise of Sand Springs, Allen Wise of Calif.; two half sisters, Cindy Griffith and Ruth McGlory; seven granddaughters; eight grandsons and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Keley and Lillie Fixico Wise and her brother Keley Wise Jr.

Pallbearers will be Eric Wise, Kaylon Wise, Olie Gunnville, Enrique Garza, Rene Garza, Reynaldo Garza, Captain Smith, Terry Coon, Melvin Lewis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Jimboy.

 

 

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Wisey Emarthle

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Wisey Emarthle of Konawa, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Criswell Chapel in Ada.

A wake service will be held on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Criswell Funeral Home.

Service will be officiated by Revs. Houston Tiger and John Shomo.

Interment will follow at the Emarthle Family Cemetery.

She died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at the age of 87 in a local hospital.

She was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Konawa to Marcus Emarthle and Lucy Frank Emarthle.

She was a lifelong resident of Konawa and attended school at Mekusukey Mission.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Baptist Faith and attended Cold Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Eastman Harjo; three brothers, Barney Tiger, Alex Emarthle and Jimmy Emarthle; three sisters, Susie Emarthle, Eliza Johnson and Yannah Factor and two grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Emma Jean Harjo of Konawa, Geneva Douglas of Okemah and Lucy Tiger of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sons, Frank Harjo of Konawa, Dave Walters of Norman and Leroy King of Big Cypress, Fla.; three brothers, Homer Lee Emarthle and Johnny Emarthle, both of Konawa and Tommy Emarthle of Tulsa; 22 grandchildren, six whom she reared, Evette Yahola, Eunice Henson, Ricky Harjo, Cindy Hudson, David Harjo and Marcus Harjo; 22 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and many other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Alberson, Bruce Douglas, Marcus Harjo, Ricky Harjo, Michael Johnson and Jerome King.

Honorary bearers are Harry Douglas, Walter Factor, Frank Johnson, Thomas Yahola, Edward Factor, Nelvin Hudson and Isaac Johnson.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Jasper Glen Wise, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel

Revs Larry Chesser and Houston Tiger are set to officiate.

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

Wise died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, following a lengthy illness at the age of 70 years.

He was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Seminole to Alfred Wise and Lucy Micco Wise.

He was a lifelong resident of Seminole County, and a member of the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Wise attended school at Bowlegs and the Chillaco Indian School in Arkansas City, Kan.

He was a veteran of World War II, and was employed as a seam presser until his retired due to his failing health.

He is survived by his sister, Sarah Helton, Sapulpa, and his brothers, Roley Henshaw, Jenks, and Harry Henshaw, Wewoka.

Wise was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Roscoe Henshaw.

Pallbearers will be members of his family.

Joseph Wise

Graveside services for Joseph M. Wise of Konawa are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at the Douglas family cemetery with Houston Tiger officiating.

Wake services will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

He was born and died Oct. 31, 2003, in Ada to Joel Medina Santos and Turquoise Columbus.

He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Visuete and Linda Wise Moreno; and Great grandfather, Walter Wise.

LeNore Wise

Wake services for native Seminole County resident, LeNore Wise are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home New Chapel.

She died July 26, 2003, at the age of 46 in her home in Shawnee.

She was born May 18, 1957, in Wewoka to Henry Leroy ‘Skeeter’ and Fannie Tiger Harjo.

She attended Sequoyah Schools and also O.S.U. Okmulgee Tech receiving her associate degree.

She was a member of the Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church and was employed by Rods Cleaners in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her mother, Fannie Harjo of Shawnee; one daughter, Morning Star Jumper of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; one brother, Herschel Wise of Seminole; four sisters, Leona Kernell and Leatrice LookingGlass of Oklahoma City, Letha Wise of Shawnee and Lou Ann Blanchard of Norman; two aunts and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Leroy "Skeeeter’ Wise; one sister, Lorene Wise; grandparents, Johnny and Emma Tiger and one uncle, Kenneth Tiger.

Pallbearers will be Jarrell Wise, Darren Kernell, Anthony Tiger, Nakoa Wise, Curtis Harjo and Emmain Spain.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Derrick Jumper and Kenna Fields.

Flower girls will be Rickita Jumper, Makaylia Wise, Louanna Fields, Emily Fixico and Martha Holata.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

She will be taken to the Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Revs. Steve Holata and Houston Tiger will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Tiger Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

 

 

Judy Wolf

Funeral services for Judy Wolf will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Prairie Springs Indian Baptist Church in Okemah.

Wolf passed away on April 28, 2003 at the age of 92 in Claremore.

She was born September 3, 1910 in the Okemah area to Chagee and Needa (Harjogee) Harjo.

She was married to V.V. Wolf, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and raised her children and others, along with her grandchildren.

Gardening, cooking and church were her first priority.

She was a member of the Prairie Springs Indian Baptist Church and had lived in the Okemah area most all of her life.

She had moved to Claremore ten years ago due to health reasons.

Also preceding her in death were two sons, three daughters, four sisters, nieces, nephews and one grandson.

Survivors include 12 grandchildren; Karl and Laforce Barbow of Carnegie, Lori Tilley, John Barbow, Jimmy Don Harden, and Dana Barbow of Claremore, and Bobby Barbow of Tulsa.

She is also survived by 20 great grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

A preliminary service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel and a wake will be held Thursday after 4 p.m. at the Prairie Springs Indian Baptist Church.

Service will be officiated by Bro. Bill Hobia and Rev. Mike Harjo.

Interment will be at the Snake Creek Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.

Ramon Wolf

Funeral services for Ramon Wolf, father and brother of Seminole residents, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Holdenville.

Revs. Houston Tiger and Malcolm Tiger will be officiating the services.

Interment will follow at the Davis Family Cemetery in Sasakwa, under the direction of the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight, and will take place at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Wolf died Friday, April 25, 2003 at the age of 22 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident between Seminole and Wewoka.

He was born to Robert Wolf Jr., and Ramona Harjo on Feb. 2, 1981 in Ada.

Wolf was raised in Holdenville and attended Holdenville High School.

He worked for the Seminole Nation as a firefighter since 1998.

Wolf enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and roofing.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elizabeth Johnson; and his grandfather, Robert Wolf, Sr.

Wolf is survived by his mother, Ramona Wolf, Holdenville; his father, Robert Wolf, Jr., Oklahoma City; his children, Bridget Wolf, Ramon Wolf, Isaac Wolf, Makayla Wolf, and Tristen Wolf, all of Seminole; four sisters, Roberta Wolf, Ada, Lucy Tiger, Oklahoma City, Michelle Wolf, Seminole; and Laverne Yahola, Okemah; and three brothers, Robby Wolf, Seminole, Kaylon Wolf, Wewoka, and Robert Harjo (Wolf), Stillwell.

Pallbearers will be Kaylon Wolf, Robby Wolf, Mack Peters, Billy Van, Thomas Beaver, and Anthony McGirt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Footracer, and Dusty Caudill.

 

Services for : Tuesday, December 23, 2003

 

2:00 P.M. Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel

 

Interment: Family Cemetery, north of Seminole

 

Officiating: Rev. Mike Harjo and Ted Underwood

 

 

 

Honor Guard will be the Seminole Nation Honor Guard.

 

Prayer Service: Monday evening at 6:30, December 22, 2003, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

 

Prayer Service: Monday evening at 6:30, December 22, 2003, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers will be the Gar Creek Ceremonial Groundsmen.

Alex (Alec) Pete Wolfe of Shawnee passed away in the Baptist Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City Dec. 19, 2003.

He was born Nov, 1, 1949, to Johnson and Georgia Harjo Day.]

He attended Sequoyah High School and graduated there.

He worked for Headstart and the Carl Albert Hospital in Ada until 1996.

Wolfe was a member of the Gar Creek Ceremonial Grounds and was also in the U.S Marines was a disabled Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Wolfe; Sally Harjo and JoAnna R. Harjo,

Survivors include his mother, Georgia Day of Shawnee; four children, Alex Michelle Wolfe of Muskogee, Daniel Lee Wolfe of the home, Mark (Svk) Wolfe and Peter J. Wolfe, both of Earlsboro, two granddaughters; one sister Mary Ann Wolfe of Oklahoma City; and one brother Willie Bowlegs of Texas.

Pallbearers will be the Gar Creek Ceremonial Groundsmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Wolfe

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Alex (Alec) Pete Wolfe were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Harjo and Ted Underwood officiating.

Prayer services were held at 6:30 p.m. Monday also at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment followed at the family cemetery, north of Seminole.

The Honor Guard was the Seminole Nation Honor Guard.

Wolfe, currently of Shawnee, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the age of 54 in the Baptist Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov, 1, 1949, to Johnson and Georgia Harjo Day.

He attended Sequoyah High School where he graduated.

He worked for Headstart and the Carl Albert Hospital in Ada until 1996.

Wolfe was a member of the Gar Creek Ceremonial Grounds and was also in the U.S Marines.

He was a disabled Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his father, Johnson Day; one uncle, Raymond Wolfe; and two aunts, Sally Harjo and JoAnna R. Harjo,

Survivors include his mother, Georgia Day of Shawnee; four children, Alex Michelle Wolfe of Muskogee, Daniel Lee Wolfe of the home, Mark (Svk) Wolfe and Peter J. Wolfe, both of Earlsboro, two granddaughters; two sisters Mary Ann Wolfe of Oklahoma City and Virginia Bowlegs of Guthrie; one brother Willie Bowlegs of Irving, Texas; and two aunts, Joanna Jones and Suzie Jones, both of Konawa..

Pallbearers were the Gar Creek Ceremonial Groundsmen.

 

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Bonnie Mae

Womack Byrd

Graveside services for Seminole County native, Bonnie Mae Womack Byrd are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Cross Roads Cemetery, Sasakwa.

She died June 25, 2003, in Longview, Texas following a lengthy illness.

She was born on June 21, 1925 in Sasakwa to Martha Ellen Frost and George Allen Womack.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Larkin Andrew Byrd; two brothers, Buddy and George; and one sister, Bessie.

She is survived by two brothers, John Womack of Sasakwa and Seth Womack of Holdenville; one daughter, Lynne Allen Byrd Spivey and husband, Robert of Atlanta, Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer Louise Spivey of Seattle, Wash., Mark Andrew Spivey of Deickenson, Texas and Jesse Tyler Spivey and wife, Sharah of McKinney, Texas; great grandson, Tyler Paulett Spivey of McKinney, Texas; and nine nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held June 28 in Atlanta, Texas.

 

Gladys Wood

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Gladys Mary Cutright Wood are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate.

Family and friends are invited to say their farewells at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Oklahoma, until Thursday evening at 8 p.m.

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

Wood died Jan. 12, 2003, in Tecumseh at the age of 91.

She was born July 4, 1911, in Shamrock, La. to Minnie Jenkins Cutright and James D. Cutright.

She married Robert A. Wood, Jr. in Norflet, Ark., and they moved to the Wewoka area in 1937.

Wood worked as a Food Service Supervisor at Oakridge Nursing Home until she was 74.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka for over 42 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqulyn Longacre of Shawnee; one sister, Eunice Corley of Jefferson, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Wood was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 1973, two sons, Robert A. Wood III, and James T. Wood; and one brother, Otha J. Cutright.

Pallbearers will include Robert A. Wood IV, James Wood, Steve Longacre, Lee Ann Wood, Mary Lynn Gotardy, Andy Wood and Dana Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Derick Litchfield, Valerie Kornegay and Kate Wood.

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Kash Wood

Funeral services for Kash Braydan Wood, infant son of Seminole residents, Brandan Ray Wood and Ashley Ann Leetka, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Community of Christ Church with Freeman Whitlock, Sandy Harjo and Jim Collier officiating.

Interment will follow at Many Springs Cemetery in Holdenville under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at the age of one month, four days, at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 26, 2003, in Oklahoma City to Brandan Ray Wood and Ashley Ann Leetka.

Wood was preceded in death by his grandparents, Yvonne Conger, Lucy Tiger, Cora White and Nancy Palmer.

He is survived by his parents, Brandan Ray Wood and Ashley Ann Leetka of Seminole; grandparents, Johnny and Becky Wood of Seminole and Robert Leetka of Depew; great grandparents, George and Barbara Washington of Seminole, Lahunta (Whitey) Larney of Wewoka, Sherry and Dwight Little Creek of Shawnee and William Paschal of Ark City, Kan.

Other survivors include great-great grandparents, Ruby Laxton of Seminole and John and Vivian Proctor of Wetumka; great-great-great grandparents Nelsey and Robert Leetka Sr. of Seminole, Holland and Opal Cloud of Ark City, Kan. and Alice Mack of Cromwell; and aunts and uncles, Misty Paschal, Jackie and Georgia Satawake, Ella and Todd Staley, Curtis Wood, Rod, Lewis and Shaun Washington, Mike and Billie Washington, Leigh Wood, Lakota Wood, Monica and Melissa Paschal and Aussie Paschal.

Casket bearers include Robert "Bubba" Fixico, Robert Fixico, Dustin Wood, Collin Wood and Nathaniel Wood.

Honorary bearers include T.J., Kevin, Felix and Darren Mack, Tony Orr and Yogi B. Harjo.

 

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Harry Amos Woods

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Harry Amos Woods, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Meredith Robinson was to officiate.

The VFW Post #1311 was set to perform the flag ceremony.

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

Woods died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003 at the age of 76.

He was born to Howard and Cora Bell Dunaway Woods on March 8, 1927 in Okemah, and attended Bearden School.

Woods enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Howard S. Woods Jr.; and one sister, Madeline L. Wainscott.

Woods is survived by three nephews, George H. Wainscott, Nicoma Park, Wendell L. Wainscott, Oklahoma City, and Curtis E. Wainscott, Midwest City; and one niece, Jo Warren, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be the VFW Post #1311, Curtis Wainscott, and Wendell Wainscott.

Harry Amos Woods

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Harry Amos Woods, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Meredith Robinson was to officiate.

The VFW Post #1311 was set to perform the flag ceremony.

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

Woods died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003 at the age of 76.

He was born to Howard and Cora Bell Dunaway Woods on March 8, 1927 in Okemah, and attended Bearden School.

Woods enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Howard S. Woods Jr.; and one sister, Madeline L. Wainscott.

Woods is survived by three nephews, George H. Wainscott, Nicoma Park, Wendell L. Wainscott, Oklahoma City, and Curtis E. Wainscott, Midwest City; and one niece, Jo Warren, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be the VFW Post #1311, Curtis Wainscott, and Wendell Wainscott.

Lois Woods

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Lois Woods are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Oakwood Cemetery.

She died July 14, 2003, at the age of 84 in Wewoka Nursing Center.

She was born Feb. 14, 1919.

She was married to Calvin Woods.

Shirley June Woods

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Shirley June (Southern) Woods are scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Stewart officiating.

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

She died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at the age of 64 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born Nov. 28, 1938, in Dewar to Earl Southern and Priscilla (Stowers) Jackson and grew up in Seminole.

Woods was married to Frank Woods on Nov. 17, 1960 in Seminole.

She attended Varnum Schools and was a retired retail manager.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Priscilla Jackson on July 7, 2000; one daughter, Shirley Joan and two brothers, Billie Southern and Gary Wayne Southern.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Woods of the home; three daughters, Karen Warner of Stillwater, Frankie Hammons of Shawnee and Debbie Middleton of Norman; three stepdaughters, Roseann, Linda and June from Tulsa; two brothers, Buster Southern of Kirtland, N.M. and Jimy Southern of Farmington, N.M.; three sisters, Joan Rose of Marrion, Oh, Patricia Morgan of Muskogee and Sue Tibbs of Tecumseh; and several grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Bryan Washburn, Bradley Myers, Cameron Middleton, Cole Middleton, Mike Hammons and Gene Warner.

Mary Wright

Funeral services for native Seminole County resident, Mary Aline "Allie" Wright are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Shawnee.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Wright died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at the age of 94 in Ventura, Calif.

She was born June 1, 1909, in Wolf to C.C. Corbin and Jennie (Carter) Corbin.

She is survived by one daughter, Wanda Taylor of Ventura, Calif; one granddaughter; one grandson; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Corbin of Guymon and Kenneth Corbin of Aurora, Colo.; and one sister, Louvenia DeLo of Hereford, Ariz.

William Carl Wyatt

Funeral services for Wewoka resident William Carl Wyatt are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Jimmy Freeman will officiate.

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

Mr. Wyatt died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in an Oklahoma City hospital, following a lengthy illness, at the age of 82.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1920, near Sacred Heart to Frank Wyatt and Bonnie Spears Wyatt.

He graduated from Sasakwa Schools in 1941.

Mr. Wayatt married his childhood sweetheart, Cleta Foyce Turpin on Dec. 26, 1960, in Reno, Nev.

They moved to California where he worked for Southern Pacific Railroad until he retired on Sept. 13, 1980, and then they returned to Oklahoma to make their home.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cleta; his brother and sister-in law, Bobby and Fern Wyatt; his sister, Vada Mantooth; his special brother-in-law, Sherman Tipton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gayland and Faye Reed, Francile English, and Fred and Ida Turpin; and his nieces and nephews, Bonnie Byrd and her husband, J.W.; Don Wyatt and his wife, Jean; Ron Wyatt and his wife Darlene, Joan Owens and her husband, Billy; Linda Adkins and her husband, Duane; Shirley Pennington and her husband, Tom; Gary Mantooth and his wife Melanie; and Terry Mantooth; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

He will be greatly missed by his family and host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Terry Mantooth, Gary Mantooth, Charles Freeman, Ryan Christ, Blake Christ, and Ronnie Wyatt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Scism, Joe Keesee, Don L. Wyatt, Lionel Roy and David Christ.

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Lena Yandell

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Lena Laurette Yandell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the First Christian Church in Wewoka with Rev. Larry Townsend officiating.

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

Yandell died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at the age of 92 in Armada, Mich.

She was born June 27, 1911, in Haileyville to John D. and Rose Baker Townsend.

She was reared in the Haileyville area, graduated from Haileyville Schools and then went on to Oklahoma College for Women.

She graduated from East Central University in Ada with a Masters Degree.

She married Jones Yandell on Dec. 26, 1933 in Haileyville.

Yandell was employed as an English teacher at Wewoka High School.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Wewoka, A.A.U.W., Wewoka Garden Club and Oklahoma Educators Association.

She was a volunteer at the Seminole Nation Museum.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, John Townsend; and one sister, Rosemary McIntyre.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Glowicki of Shelby Twp, Mich. and Jone Miller of Woodlands, Texas; one brother, Jim Townsend of Shawnee; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Deanna Yargee

Funeral services for Wewoka native Deanna Jo Tiger Yargee, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Community Church (old Vamoosa School).

Revs. Franklin Harjo and Joe Factor will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Culley-Harjo Family Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Committal at the cemetery will be officiated by the Alabama-Quarsarty Tribal Group Traditional Speaker, Turner Scott.

Deanna passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 41.

She was born in Wewoka on Jan. 17, 1962, to Jackson Tiger and Margaret Harjo Tiger, and grew up in the Vamoosa area.

Deanna graduated from Central High and attended Seminole State College and Wes Watkins Vo-Tech.

She married Lymon Yargee on Oct. 7, 1977 in Holdenville, and they made their home in the Vamoosa area.

Deanna was an LPN at the Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada from 1995 to 1998, and was currently employed as a family service worker for CDI-Seminole Nation Head Start.

She was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Deanna was preceded in death by her father; her brother, David Tiger; and her maternal grandparents, Jonah and Eliza Harjo.

She is survived by her husband, Lymon Yargee, Sr., of the home; her children and their spouses, Jack and Joyce Tiger, Konawa, Hayga (Yargee) and Sean Chalepah, of the home, Lymona Jo Yargee, Konawa, and Lymon Yargee, Jr., Wewoka; her mother, Margaret Tiger, of the home; her sister, Mary Christine Leetka, Shawnee; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Cornelieus Shamburger, Chris Yargee, Chebon Cook, Edward "Eco" Robertson, Charles Yargee, and Matt Yargee.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert Leetka, Jr., Christopher Leetka, Willie Leetka, Eugene Harjo, Jr., Sean Chalepah, and Frisco Yargee.

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Douglas Yates

Graveside services for Douglas E. Yates, father of Seminole County resident Franky Yates, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Rev. James Walter officiated the service.

Services were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Yates died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the age of 66 at Unity Health Center North Campus in Shawnee.

He was born April 6, 1937, in Bryan County to Charlie Yates and Julia (Ridens) Yates.

He attended school in Silo.

In May 1957, he married Wilma Cottingham.

He worked as a masonry contractor in the Shawnee area for many years and had been a resident in Shawnee since 1973.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma; one daughter, Tahnee Yates; one son, Michael Yates and one brother, Benjamin Yates.

He is survived by two sons, Ricky Yates of Shawnee and Franky Yates of Seminole; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother; J.C. Yates of Shawnee; and other family members and friends.

Floyd Yeager

Memorial services for Floyd A. Yeager, father of Seminole resident, Pat Moore, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the Prague Cemetery with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

He died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the age of 78 in his home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1925. He graduated from Prague High School and married Sylvia (Roberts) Yeager April 15, 1949.

Yeager was a World War II veteran.

Survivers include his wife, Sylvia of the home; three sons, Tommy and Wife, Melba of Oklahoma City, Richard of Oklahoma City and Stephen of the home; three daughters, Pat Moore of Seminole, Karolyn Phillips and husband, Terry of Guthrie and Joan Fleming and husband, Roger of Prague; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, one sister-in-law and brother-in-law Earl and Bea Hanks of Prague.